Open Collections

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Journals of the Legislative Council of British Columbia, from the 5th January to the 28th March, 1871,… British Columbia. Legislative Council 1871

Item Metadata

Download

Media
bcbooks-1.0222151.pdf
Metadata
JSON: bcbooks-1.0222151.json
JSON-LD: bcbooks-1.0222151-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): bcbooks-1.0222151-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: bcbooks-1.0222151-rdf.json
Turtle: bcbooks-1.0222151-turtle.txt
N-Triples: bcbooks-1.0222151-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: bcbooks-1.0222151-source.json
Full Text
bcbooks-1.0222151-fulltext.txt
Citation
bcbooks-1.0222151.ris

Full Text

Array  THE LIBRARY
THE UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Gift   JOURNALS
OF THE
LEGISLATIVE   COUNCIL
OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
FROM THE 5th JANUARY TO THE 28th MARCH,
1871,
In the 34th Year of the Reign of Her Majesty
QUEEN VICTORIA,
BEING THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, B. C.:
PRINTED  AT  THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING  OFFICE.
1871.  TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Roll of the Members of the Legislative Council.
Index to Journals.
Schedule of Bills Introduced.
Act of Imperial Parliament respecting Constitution of Council.
Order in Council altering Do.
Proclamation by Governor respecting Elections.
Return of "Writs.
Votes and Proceedings.
Appendix.
Estimates, 1871. ROLL
OF THE
HONOURABLE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS
OF
iritfeh fltotomfck
FOR THE EIGHTH SESSION OP THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,
BEING THE YEAR 1871, 34° VICTOKLE.
The Hon. PHILIP JAMES HANEIN, Colonial Secretary, (Speaker.)
I        GEORGE PEULLLPPO, Attorney General,
I       JOSEPH WILLIAM TRUTCH, Chief Commissioner of Lands and
"Works and Surveyor General.
I       WYMOND OGELVY HAMLET, Collector of Customs.
AGUSTUS FREDERICK PEMBERTON, Esquire, J. P.
EDWARD GRAHAM ALSTON, Esquire, J. P.
HENRY NATHAN, Esquire, Victoria City.
The Hon. JOHN SEBASTIAN HELMCKEN, Victoria City.
AMOR DeCOSMOS, Esquire, Victoria District.
ARTHUR BUNSTER, Esquire, Nanaimo.
HUGH NELSON, Esquire, New Westminster.
CLEMEMT FRANCIS CORNWALL, Esquire, Hope, Yale, and Lytton.
THOMAS BASIL HUMPHREYS, Esquire, Lillooet and Clinton.
The Hon. ROBERT WILLIAM WEIR CARRALL, Cariboo and Soda Creek,
ROBERT JAMES SKINNER, Esquire, Kootenay and Columbia River. ^
V
INDEX TO JOURNALS.
ADDRESSES:
In reply to Governor's Opening Speech, 7; Rejoinder, 8. To the Queen for Confederation, 14; adopted, 17; forwarded to trie Governor, praying that Address be forwarded, 17.
ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS to Members of Council at opening, 1; to Mr. Skinner, 6;
to Mr. Cornwall, 10; to Mr. Humphreys, 14; to Mr. O'Reilly, 31.
AMENDMENTS TO BILLS (see Messages from Governor.)
BILLS:
Supply,—Introduced, 14; read first time, 14; read second time, 14; committed, 18;
read third time and passed, 18; assented to, 25.
Kurtz and Lane,—Introduced, 17; read first time, 17; read second time, 18; committed,
19, 20; read third time and passed, 23; assented to, 25.
Customs Repeal,—Introduced, 18; read first time, 18; read second time, 31; committed, 31; read third time and passed, 31. Amended Bill submitted by Governor, 35; read
first time, 35; read second time, 35; committed, 35; read third time and passed, 35;
assented to, 39.
Loan Investment,—Introduced, 20; read first time, 20; read second time, 43; committed, 48; read third time and passed, 48.
Constitution,—Introduced, 21; read first time, 21; read second time, 24; committed, 24,
25; re-committed, 26; read third time and passed, 26; assented to, 30.
Literary Institutes,—Introduced, 21; read first time, 21; read second time, 24; committed, 26; read third time and passed, 28; assented to, 34.
Legal Professions,—Introduced, 21; read first time, 21; thrown out, 25.
Tolls Exemption,—Introduced, 30; read first time, 30; read second time, 34; committed, 34; read third time and passed, 34.
Estate Tax Commission,—Introduced, 30; read first time, 30; read second time, 34;
committed, 34; read third time and passed, 34; assented to, 36.
Supplementary Supply,—Introduced, 31; read first time, 32; read second time, 33;
committed, 33; read third time and passed, 33; assented to, 34.
Registration op "Voters,—Introduced, 32; read first time, 32; read second time, 33;
committed, 35, 36, 37, 38; read third time, 38 ; assented to, 41.
Thomson's Patent Steamers,—Introduced, 19; withdrawn, 19; re-introduced, 25; read
first time, 25; read second time, 29; committed, 32, 34; read third time and passed, 35;
assented to, 39.
Firemens' Aid,—Introduced, 31; read first time, 31; read second time, 34; committed,
35; read third time and passed, 37; assented to, 39.
Road Appellate,—Introduced, 36; read first time, 36; read second time, 36; committed, 36; read third time and passed, 36; assented to, 39.
Registrar op Court's Salary,—introduced, 38; read first time,.38; thrown out, 40.
Election Regulation,—Introduced, 38; read first time, 38; read second time, 39; committed, 39, 40; read third time and passed, 40; assented to, 45.
Telegraph Regulation—Introduced, 39; read first time, 39; thrown out, 45.
Bribery,—Introduced, 40; read first time, 40; read second time, 41; committed, 41; read
third time and passed, 41; assented to, 48.
Civil List,—Introduced. 41; read first time, 41; read second time, 43; committed, 44, 45,
46; read third time and passed, 46.
Contested Elections,—Introduced, 41; read first time, 41; read second time, 43; committed, 49 ; read third time and passed, 49.
Bankruptcy Exemption,—Introduced, 43 ; read first tinje, 43; read second time, 46;
committed, 48; read third time and passed, 48.
Enactments Repeal,—Introduced, 44; read first time, 44; read second time, 46; committed, 46; read third time and passed, 46; assented to, 48.
Municipal School Aid,—Introduced, 46 ; read first time, 46; withdrawn, 49.
Compilation op Laws,—Introduced, 47 ; read first time, 47; read second time, 47; committed, 47; read third time and passed, 47.
Merchant Ship Desertion,—Introduced, 47; read first time, 47; read second time, 48
committed, 48; read third time and passed, 49.
Charitable Institutions,—Introduced, 46 ; read first time, 46; read second time, 47
committed, 47; read third time and passed, 47.
Return Tolls Abolition,—Introduced, 47; read first time, 48; read second time, 48
committed, 48; read third time and passed, 48. INDEX.
BOUNDARY LINE, North-West, request to be settled, 30.
CHINESE TAX, proposed, 21; withdrawn, 21.
W1r?|!^ ad°pted as ameDded'7-
To consider the subject of Diking the Delta of the Fraser, 2d.
COMMITTEES OF THE WHOLE COUNCIL: .
On Reply to Governor's Opening Speech, 7.    On Address to Her Majesty for Confederation, 14.
COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY, 10,11,12,18, 30.
Resolutions op :
To increase Magistrate's Salary, Lillooet, 11. To pay arrears to Superintendent of Schools, 11.
To increase Mail Subsidy, Yictoria to New Westminster, 11. That Comox Mail Service be
put up to public competition, 11. That Steamer Douglas make semi-monthly trips, 11. lhat
future Mail Service to Cariboo be semi-weekly, 12. For a Mail Service to Omineca, 12. *or
a Mail Service to Okanagan, 12. For increased Mail Subsidy to Kootenay, 12. For carrying
Mails on Salt Spring Island, 12. That Tenders be called for carriage of certain Mails, 12.
For construction of Road over Giscome Portage, 12. For opening Trail from Skeena to Tatla
12. For aid to Victoria Fire Department, 12. For aid to Williams Creek Fire Depart,
ment, 12. For payment of Members of Legislative Council, 12. Voting Supplemental Sup.
plies, 30,
CONFEDERATION WITH CANADA, Terms sent by Privy Council of Canada for, 4;
adopted, 17.
COUNTY COURT JUDGES: Motion that they should be professional, 36.
DELTA OF THE FRASER, Motion for Select Committee about diking, 23.
DEDIMUS POTESTATEM to swear in Members, to Chief Justice Begbie, 1;   to Mr.
Speaker, 13.
DOCK AT ESQUIMALT, Resolution respecting, 18.
EDUCATION, Petition of Mayor and Council, Victoria, in reference to, 24.
ESTIMATES introduced, 6; Supplementary sent down, 28.
EXPENSES OF ELECTED MEMBERS (see Committee of Supply Resolutions.)
FISHERIES, PACIFIC, Resolution about, 30.
GOVERNOR.    Speech at opening, 2; at close, 49.
Messages :
No. 1, With Estimates for 1871, 6. No. 2, Confirming Standing Orders, 8. No. 3, Forwarding Supply Bill, 14. No. 4, Sending down Constitution Bill, 21. No. 5, In regard to
postponing payment^ for land in V. I., 21. No. 6, In respect to Address to Her Majesty
praying for Confederation, 23. No. 7, With Telegrams about Canadian Tariff, 23. No. 8,
Assenting to Lanp and Kurtz Mining Bill, 25. No. 9, Assenting to Supply Bill, 25. No. 10,
With Return of Pre-empted Lands, 27. No. 11, Forwarding Supplementary Estimates, 28.
No. 12, Assenting to Constitution Bill, 30. No. 13, Sending down Tolls Exemption Bill, 30.
No. 14, Sending down Estate Tax Commission Bill, 30. No. 15, With a Return of Road Tax
Collections, 31. No. 16, With a Return of Exports, 31. No. 17, With Supplementary Supply
Bill, 31. No. 18, With Registration of Voters Bill, 32. No. 19, In reference to an address
for a Return of Road Expenditure, 33. No. 20, Amending Mechanics' Institute Bill 33.
No. 21, Assenting to Mechanics' Institute Bill, 34.    No. 22, Assenting to Supplementary
35.
to
-j's
Salary Bill, 38.    No. 28, With Election Regulation Bill, 38.   No. 29, Assenting to Road
running at large in the Colony, 43. No. 35, With Enactments Repeal Bill, 44, No 36
Assenting to Election Regulation Bill, 45. No. 37, Sending down Compilation of Laws Bill'
47. No. 38, Sending down Merchant Ship Desertion Bill, 47. No. 39, Sending down Return Tolls Abolition Bill, 47. No. 40, Assenting to Tolls Charter Bill, 48. No. 41 Assenting to Enactments Repeal and Bribery Bills, 48.
HUMPHREYS, T. B.; suspension of, motion for papers relating to, negatived, 42.
r— TS
INDEX.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, convened, 1; assembled, 1; prorogued, 49.
Resolutions op :
That Mr. Hankin be elected Speaker, 1. For a Select Committee to prepare a reply to His
Excellency's Speech, 6; report, 7; adopted, 7. That His Excellency be asked to confirm
Standing Orders, 6. Granting a Supply, 8. To go into Committee to frame Address to the
Queen for Confederation, 13. To build a Bridge over Nanaimo River, 17. To build a Bridge
over Courtenay River, at Comox, 17. For Mail Subsidy to Puget Sound, 18. Respecting
Graving Dock at Esquimalt, 18. In reference to the adoption of a Tariff after Confederation, 19. For construction of a Trail, Lytton to Lillooet, 19. In favour of time being given
to pay instalments on land in V. I., 21. That the Postmaster at Nanaimo be compensated, 22.
Conveyance of Mails, Victoria to New Westminster, 22. Requesting a Bill to be sent down to
raise an extra Fire Tax, 22. For a Mail to Nicola Lake, 26. For a Mail from Lillooet to
Canoe Creek, 26. For Return of Road Expenses and Collections, Yale-Cariboo Road, 27.
For B. C. Tariff to be altered to suit this Colony, 27. For Return of Exports, 27. That
District Postmasters should be paid Salaries, 28. That Victoria be connected with Railway
to Canada, 28. Assenting to Governor's Amendments to Mechanics' Institute Bill, 33. For
Trails to be surveyed and opened from Interior to the Coast, 33. For County Court Judges
to be professional men, 36. That Victoria Fire Hose be admitted free of duty, 38. That a
Bill be sent down regulating the running at large of Bulls and Stallions, 39. That the Petition from Lillooet be referred to Executive, 39. That the Petition of W. H. Kay be referred
to Executive, 39. To abolish Road Tolls on Hides, Tallow, Furs, &c, 42. For Mail to
Metchosin, 42. For Telegraph Correspondence, 46. For repairing North Arm Road, New
Westminster, 46.    For remission of Port Dues to Steamer Isabel, 46.
Divisions op :
On motion to ask for a Bill to establish extra Dock guarantee, 8. On motion as to Responsible Government, 9. On motion to free home-grown Flour from Road Tolls, 18. On motion
in regard to Canadian Tariff, 19. On motion to compensate Postmaster, Nanaimo, 22. On
motion to adjourn, 24, 37. On second reading of Legal Professions Bill, 25. On motion to
adopt Canadian Tariff, 27. On motion to connect Victoria with Canadian Railway, 29. On
motion for Select Committee on Petition of Mayor and Council, 32. On motion for County
Court Judges to be professional men, 37. On motion to re-commit Registration of Voters
Bill, 37. On motion to read Deputy Registrar's Salary Bill this day six months, 40. On
motion for papers relating to suspension of T. B. Humphreys, 43. On second reading of Civil
List Bill, 44.    On going into Committee on Civil List Bill, 44.
LYTTON-LILLOOET TRAIL, Motion for, 19.
MOTIONS NEGATIVED:
For an Address to Canada about Dock, 8. To suspend Standing Orders, 18, 42, 48. To
adopt Canadian Tariff, 19, 27. To read Legal Professions Bill second time, 25. For Select
Committee on Schools, Victoria, 32. To read Deputy Registrar's Salary Bill second time, 39.
For a Bill to be sent down reversing Thomson Road Steamer Bill, 39. For Report of Votes
on Registration of Voters Bill, 41. For papers relating to suspension of T. B. Humphreys, 42-
For instructing Committee on Civil List BilL 44.
MOTION RULED OUT OF ORDER, 39.
MOTIONS WITHDRAWN:
For Survey of Eagle Pass, 9. For abolition of Road Tolls, 26. That Colonial Newspapers
go free of Postage, 36. For Return of Correspondence between James Lowe and the Government, 40.
OMINECA MINES, Route to, asked for, 12.
ORDER: Guide as to whether Chairman of Committee has an original as well as casting vote,
decided, 34.
PETITIONS:
From Miners of Cariboo, 6. From Settlers in Lake District, 6. From Merchants and Farmers
in Victoria District, 13. From Mayor and Council, Victoria, 17. From certain Solicitors, 23.
From Inhabitants of Lillooet, 24. From Mayor and Council, Victoria, 24. From Philip
Cadell, 25. From Inhabitants of Victoria, against Road Steamer Bill, 25. From Harper and
Irving, 27. From Inhabitants of B. C, in favour of Road Steamers, 29. From Inhabitants
of Yale, against Road Steamers, 29. From Inhabitants of Victoria, in favour of general Bill
for Road Steamers, 29. From Lane, Kurtz, and Harper, for permission to run Road Steamers, 29.    From W. H. Kay, 33.
QUESTIONS TO EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:
Mr. Humphreys, of the Attorney General, respecting the serving of summonses by plaintiffs, 21. Mr. DeCosmos, of the Chief Commissioner, as to Road parties in V. I., 20. Mr.
Humphreys, of the Chief Commissioner, as to Grazing Leases, 22. Mr. Humphreys, of the
Colonial Secretary, as to Pensions of Subordinate Officers on Confederation, 22. Mr. Humphreys, of the Colonial Secretary, as to punishment of Sailors of the Ship Golden Age, 22. Mr.
Humphreys, of the Chief Commissioner, as to ditch cuttings, also as to Town Site, Clinton, 22;
also, as to letting out Pre-emption Surveys, 24. Mr. Humphreys, of the Attorney General,
as to Bonds given by Sheriff, 33. INDEX.
RAILWAY TO CANADA, Resolution respecting, 28.
RETURNS CALLED FOR: Of Road Tax, 20.   Of Pre-empted Lands, 20.    Of Road Expenses, Lillooet-Cariboo, 27.    Of Exports, 27.
REPORT OF PRIVY COUNCIL OF CANADA, sent down to Council, 4.
RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT, Motion in regard to by Mr. DeCosmos, 9; Mr. Helmcken's
amendment, 9; Mr. Bunster's amendment, 9 ; Resolution on the subject carried, 10.
ROAD TOLLS, Exemption of home-grown Flour from, motion to abolish, 18 ; Bill sent down
exempting Flour, 30; exempting Ore, Hides, Furs, 39.
ROAD STEAMERS, Petitions for, 27, 29; against, 25,29; Bill to grant privileges, introduced,
19, withdrawn, 19, re-introduced, 25.
SAN JUAN QUESTION, Resolution about, 30.
SPEAKER, Election of, 1.
STANDING ORDERS of previous Council adopted, 6; confirmed by Governor, 8.
 Suspended, 13, 25, 29, 31, 36.
 Motion to suspend, negatived, 18, 42, 48.
TARIFF, CANADIAN, Motions respecting, 19, 27; Message containing Telegram from Lord
Lisgar thereupon, 23.
VOTE OF CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE, deciding that he has only one vote, and that a
casting vote, 34.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
13th October, 1870.
THE Governor directs the publication,  for general information,  of the following
Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, with
its enclosures.
By Command.
PHILIP J. HANKIN.
Copy.
  Downing Street,
British Columbia. 22nd August, 1870.
No. 11. &
Sir,—In your Despatch, No. 20, of the 23rd February, you recommended to my
predecessor an alteration in the present Legislative Constitution of British Columbia,
and requested to be furnished with the necessary authority for effecting it. As it
appears both from that Despatch and from your previous correspondence, that the
Oolonists are desirous of being placed in formal possession of Representative Institutions,
and that the particular scheme advocated with clearness and cogency in your present
Despatch is likely to be acceptable to them, Her Majesty's Government have had no
difficulty in adopting your recommendation. But as it appeared that this scheme could
not be carried into effect without an Act of Parliament, tbey thought it best that Her
Majesty should be advised, under authority of an Act, to establish at once a Representative Legislature with the power of altering its own Constitution, which is given by
the 28 and 29 Victoria, Cap 63, rather than to remit the question, perhaps for protracted
discussion, to the present somewhat anomalous Council.
The pressure of parliamentary and other business has caused some delay in giving
effect to this decision, but I have now the satisfaction of transmitting to you copies of
| The British Columbia Government Act, 1870," and of the Order in Council passed
under that Act. The Original Order in Council is transmitted in my Despatch No. 12,
of even date herewith.
It is unnecessary for me to dwell in detail upon the different provisions of this Order,
which are in truth sufficiently simple. Tou will perceive that the Legislative Council is to
consist, according to your suggestion, of Fifteen Members, of whom nine are to be
elective, six non-elective, and that, subject to any dissolution, the elected members are
to hold their seats for four years.
By the 9th 'Section very large powers are vested in you "until the meeting of the first
Council." Having entire confidence in your ability and judgment, I purposely refrain
from giving you any definite instructions as to the exercise of those powers on matters
of detail, upon which your own knowledge is so much more complete than my own.
I do not doubt that you will take the steps best calculated to secure a thoroughly trustworthy representation, and one which will command the confidence of the country.
You will observe that by the last Section of the Order in Council, the power conferred
on "Representative Legislatures" by the Imperial Act 28 and 29 Victoria, Cap 63, are,
to avoid the possibility of any doubt, expressly reserved to the newly constituted
Legislature.
I shall watch with great interest the working of the new Council, and the more so as
it seems highly probable that one of the first questions submitted to them will be the
important question of Union with the Dominion of Canada. Upon this subject the
views of Her Majesty's Government have been fully expressed in my predecessor's
Despatch of the 14th August, 1869.   I have, &c,
1 (Signed)   KIMBERLEY,
To Governor Musgrave,
dec, <&c, dec, Preamble.
Vict. c. 99.
21 & 22
CHAP. 66.
An Act to make farther provision for the Government of British Columbia.
^ [9th August, 1870.]
WHEREAS in pursuance of the powers vested in Her Majesty by an
Act passed in the Session holden in the twenty-first and twenty-
second years of Her Majesty-s reign, intituled "An Act to provide for
" the Government of British Columbia," Her Majesty did, by an Order
in Council, bearing date the eleventh day of June, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-three, constitute a Legislature consisting of the
Governor and a Legislative Council in the said Colony of British
Columbia:
And whereas by the British Columbia Act of 1866, Vancouver Island
was united to British Columbia and made subject to the said Legislature, and the number of the Legislative Council was increased so as to
provide for the representation of Vancouver Island:
And whereas it is expedient to alter the constitution of the said
Legislature:
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,
and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the
anthority of the same, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as "The British Columbia Government
Act, 1870."
2. Eor the purposes of this Act, the term "Governor" shall mean
the officer for the time being administering the government of British
Columbia.
Short Title.
Interpretation   of
term "Governor."
a Legislature.
Power to Her Maj- 3. Her Majesty may, by any Order or Orders in Council, revoke the
esty by Order in said recited Order in Council, and may from time to time make, and
Oounciito constitute -^hen made revoke or alter, Orders in Council for constituting; a Legis-
lature consisting of the Governor and a Legislative Council for the said
Colony, and may by any such Order make such provisions and regulations respecting the constitution, powers, and proceedings of the said
Legislature or either branch thereof, the number, the appointment, and
election of the members of the Legislative Council, their tenure of office,
and generally in respect to such Legislature or either branch thereof,
as may seem to her expedient.
4. Her Majesty may from time to time, by any such Order or Orders
in Council, empower the Governor of the said Colony, with or without
any conditions or restrictions, by proclamations, to determine the
qualification of electors and of elective members of the Legislative
Council, and to make provision for the division of the said Colony into
convenient electoral districts; for the registration of persons qualified
to vote, and the compilation and revision of lists of all such persons •
for the appointment of returning officers; for the issuing, executing'
and returning the necessary writs for the election of members to- the
said Legislative Council; for taking the poll thereat, and determining
the validity of all disputed returns; and generally for securing the
orderly, effective, and impartial conduct of such elections, and to revoke
any proclamation previously made.
Power to Her Majesty to delegate certain powers to the
Governor of ^British
Columbia. BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Draft of an Order in Council passed by the Q,ueen
in Council for constituting a Legislative Council
for the Colony of British Columbia.
At the Court at Osborne Home, Isle of Wight, the §th day of August, 1879.
Present :
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
Lord President.
Lord Privy Seal.
Mr. Gladstone.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir William Heathcote, Bart.
Lord Justice Mellish.
[Dated 9th August, 1870.]
WHEREAS by the "British Columbia Government Act, 1870."
Her Majesty was empowered by Order or Orders in Council to
constitute a Legislature consisting of the Governor and a Legislative
Council for the Colony of British Columbia, and to make such Provisions
and Regulations in respect of such Legislature, or either branch thereof,
as might seem to be expedient, and further to delegate certain Powers
therein mentioned to the Governor of the said Colony:
It is hereby Ordered by Her Majesty,-by and with the Advice of Her
Privy Council, and in pursuance and exercise of the Powers vested in
Her Majesty by the said Act of Parliament, as follows, that is to say:
I. In this Order in Council the term "Governor" shall mean the
Officer for the time being lawfully Administering the Government of
the Colony of British Columbia.
II. The Order in Council of the Eleventh day of June, 1863, referred
to in the said Act, shall be, and the same is hereby Revoked, except
that the Legislative Council Constituted by the said Order shall,
"unless first Dissolved by the Governor," retain all the Powers thereby
granted to it in like manner as if the said Order had not been Revoked
until the Return of the First Writs of the future Legislative Council
Constituted under this Order.
III. There shall be in the said Colony a Legislative Council Constituted as hereinafter mentioned.
IV.
Legislative  Council
appointed.
It shall be lawful for the Governor, with the advice and consent Governor's power to
of the said Council, to make Laws for the 'Peace, Order, and good make Laws.
Government of the said Colony.
V. The said Council shall consist of Fifteen Members, of whom Nine Constitution of Leg-
shall be Elective, and Six non-Elective. isiatlve Council.
Non-Elective
bers,
Mem-
VI. The non-Elective Members shall consist of such Persons or
Officers as shall from time to time be Named or Designated by the
Governor by Instruments to be passed under the Public Seal of the said
Colony: Provided that every such Appointment or Designation shall
be provisional only until the same shall have been Confirmed by
Warrant under Her Majesty's Sign-Manual and Signet; and that such
Appointment or Designation shall be during Her Majesty's Pleasure
only, and may be Revoked by like Warrant.
VII. Subject to any Re-arrangement and Redistribution of the
present Electoral Districts by the Governor under the Powers hereinafter vested in him, the Elective Members shall be chosen by the
Electors of the present Electoral Districts.
VIII. Subject to any alteration of Franchise or Qualification by the Qualification   of
Governor under the Powers hereinafter vested in him, every Male of Electors and Elective
the full Age of Twenty-one Years, being entitled within the said Colony Members-
to the P^vilegegofaj^aturalrbpjai^British Subject, and being able to
read English, shall BlTqualifiedu) Vote at any such Election, and to be
Elected a Member of such Legislative Council, unless he shall have
been Convicted of any Treason, Felony, or other Infamous Offence, and
Elective Members &
Electoral Districts. ORDEK.IN" COUNCIL
Powers of Governor.
Convoking of Council.   Proviso.
shall not have received a Free or Conditional Pardon for such Offence,
or have undergone the Sentence passed upon him for such Offence.
IX Until the First Meeting of the said Council, it shall be lawful for
the Governor from time to time by Proclamation, to determine the
Qualification of Electors, and of Elective Members, and to make provision for Divisions of the said Colony into convenient Electoral
Districts, for the Registration of Persons qualified to Vote, and the
Compilation and Revision of Lists of all such Persons; for the Appointment of Returning Officers, for the Issuing, Executing and Returning
the necessary Writs for the Election of Members to the said Council;
for taking the Poll thereat and determining the validity of all Disputed
Returns, and generally for securing the Orderly, Effective, and Impartial
conduct of such Election.
X. The Governor shall, by Proclamation as aforesaid, fix the time
and place or places for holding the Meetings of the said Council.
Provided that the said Council shall be convoked within Six Months
after the Publication of this Order in the said Colony, and once at least
in every subsequent Year.
_. XL The Governor may by Proclamation as aforesaid, Prorogue or
lutio0nSanTDuratio°n Dissolve the said Council when he shall think fit; and, in the Absence
of Council. of such Dissolution, the Elected Members of the said Council shall hold
their seats for Four Years from the Day of the Returning of the First
Writs for the Election of Members to the said Council, and no longer.
XII. If any Member of the Council shall, without the permission of
the Governor first obtained, fail during a whole Session to give his
Attendance in the said Council, or shall take any Oath, "or make any
Declaration or Acknowledgment of Allegiance, Obedience|or Adherence
to any Foreign State or Power; or shall do, concur in, or adopt any
Act whereby he may become the Subject or Citizen of any such State
or Power, or shall become a Bankrupt or an- Insolvent Debtor, or a
public Defaulter, or be attainted of Treason, or be convicted of Felony
or any Infamous Crime, or shall for the period of One Month remain
Party to any contract with the Government, or, not being an^Ex Officio
Member of the Council, shall by Writing under his Hand, addressed to
the Governor, Resign his Seat therein; or if any Elective Member shall
accept any Office of Emolument from the Government, his Seat in the
said Council shall thereupon become vacant.
Appointment of Sub- XIII. It any Non-Elective Member shall be incapable of acting or be
etitute for Non-Elect- absent from the Colony, the Governor may, by an Instrument to be
ive Member. passed under the Public Seal of the Colony, appoint a Substitute to act
during such incapacity or absence.
Seats   of Members,
how vacated.
Vacant  Seats,  how
to be filled up.
XIV. Whenever it shall be established to the satisfaction of the
Governor that the Seat of any Elected Member of the Council has
become Vacant, the Governor shall forthwith issue a Writ for the
Election of a now Member to Serve in the Place so Vacated during the
remainder of the term of the continuance of such Council; but if any
question shall arise respecting the fact of such Vacancy, it shall be
referred by the Governor to the said Council, and shall be heard and
determined by them.
OathofAUegianceto     ~^ • ^° Member of the Council shall vote or sit therein until he shall
be administered to have taken and subscribed the following Oath before the Governor or
Legislative Council- some Person authorized by him to Administer such Oath:—
lors,
" I, A. B. do swear that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance
"to Her Majesty Queen  Victoria,   Her  Heirs and Successors,
" according to Law.
I So help me God."
Affirmation or Dec- J^t^™*^ authorized by Law to make a solemn Affirmation
laration. or Declaration, instead of taking an Oath, may make such Affirmation
or Declaration m lieu of the said Oath.
Speaker to be Elect-     XVI. The Council shall, on their first Meeting, before proceeding to
IpeaJerhow^bl tl^ vl^ °?W I™™**' ^ °™ of ^eir Members tf be
miedup'. Speaker  which Election being confirmed by the Governor, shall be
vaad and effectual during the continuance of the Council, or until the
SSSSSX JW    * °r    681g? WPffice by WritinS ^er his Hand,
addressed to the Governor, or shall Cease to be Member of the Council
SSS^88 an?7 S the Said 0ffice> another SP^ker shall be
elected m manner and subject to such confirmation aforesaid.
Acting   Speaker to      "vtttt   rpi>« q-~««i  i •     ■■
preside during the n xw\? £h* Speaker, ior m his absence, some Member Elected by the
Speaker's Absince. Council, shall preside at the Meetings thereof. * ORDER IN" COUNCIL.
Quorum for Busi- XVIII. The Council shall not be competent to proceed to the
ness- despatch of any business, except that of adjournment, unless Six Mem
bers be present.
Voting, and Speak- XIX. All questions shall be determined by a Majority of Votes of the
er's Casting Vote.    Members present other than the Speaker or Presiding Member.    When
the Votes are equal, the Speaker or Presiding Member shall have a
Casting Vote.
Standing Rules and     XX. The Council shall at its first Meeting, and from time to time
ers" afterwards, as occasion may require, adopt Standing Rules and Orders
for the orderly conduct of business, which Rules and Orders shall
become valid and effectual when confirmed by the Governor.
Eevenue Bills. XXI. The Council shall not pass, nor shall the Governor assent to,
any Bill appropriating any part of the Public Revenue for any purpose
which shall not first have been recommended to the Council by the
Governor during the Session in which such Bill was proposed, and no
part of the said Revenue shall be issued, except in pursuance of Warrant
under the hand of the Governor, directed to the Public Treasurer of
the Colony.
Initiation  of Laws     XXII. The Governor may transmit by Message to the Council, the
by the Governor.      Draft of any Laws which it may appear to him desirable to introduce,
and all such Drafts shall be taken into consideration by the Council in
such convenient manner as shall be by the Rules and Orders provided
for that purpose.
Governor may   re-     XXIII. Whenever any Bill shall be presented to the Governor, for
turn Bills passed by his assent thereto, he may return the same by Message, for the re-con-
the Legislative sideration of the Council, with such Amendments as he may think
Council. fitting-
No Law to take XXIV. No Law shall shall take effect until the Governor shall have
effect until assented assented to the same on behalf of Her Majesty, and shall have Signed
to# the same in token of such assent.
Dissallowance   of       XXV. Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, or through one of Her
Laws by Her Ma- principal Secretaries of State, Disallow any Law passed by the said
Jes ^' Governor and Council at any time within Two Years after such Law
shall have been received by the Secretary of State; and every Law so
disallowed shall become Null and Void so soon as the Disallowance
thereof shall be published in the Colony by authority of the Governor.
Powers of Legislative XXVI. Nothing herein contained shall be taken to Limit the Powers
Council. 28 and 29 conferred upon such Council by an Act passed in the Session holden in
Victoria, Cap. 63.    tj,e Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty,
intituled | An Act to remove Doubts as to the Validity of Colonial
Laws."
And the Right Honourable the Earl of Kimberley, One of Her
Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
(Signed) ARTHUR HELPS. BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION
By His Excellency Anthony Musgrave, Esquire, Governor and Commander-in-Chief
in and over the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, Vice-Admiral and
Ordinary of the same, &c, &c, &c.
BY VIRTUE of the powers and authorities conferred upon me by the " British
Columbia Act, 1870," and by the Order of Her Majesty in Council, made in pursuance of the said Act, bearing date the 9th day of August, 1870, above set forth, I do
hereby proclaim as follows:—
1. The Colony of British Columbia shall be divided into the following Electoral
Districts:—
The City of Victoria,
The District of Victoria,
The District of Nanaimo,
The District of New Westminster,
The District of Yale.
The District of Lillooet.
The District of Kootenay, and
The District of Cariboo.
2. Two Members shall be returned for the City of Victoria, and one Member for each
of the other Districts.
3. The Boundaries of the District of Victoria City shall be the same as those fixed
by the "Victoria Municipal Ordinance, 1867," as amended by the "Victoria Municipal
Amendment Ordinance, 1869."
4. Victoria District shall comprise all that portion of Vancouver Island and such
Islands adjacent thereto, as were formerly Dependencies of the late Colony of Vancouver
Island, lying to the Southward of a line drawn due East and West from the South-east
corner of Cedar District, with the exception of that portion of Vancouver Island hereinbefore included in the District of Victoria City.
5. The District of Nanaimo shall comprise all that portion of Vancouver Island and
such Islands adjacent thereto as were formerly Dependencies of the late Colony of
Vancouver Island, lying to the Northward of a line drawn due East and West from the
South-east corner of Cedar District.
6. The Boundaries of the District of New Westminster shall be the same as those
specified in a Public Notice, issued from the Lands and Works Office on the 15th day of
December, 1869, by my desire, and purporting to be in accordance with the provisions
of the XXXIX. Clause of "The Mineral Ordinance, 1869," save that the New Westminster District and the Coast District therein respectively mentioned shall be amalgamated, and shall form together the Electoral District of New Westminster.
And the Districts of Yale, Lillooet, Kootenay, and Cariboo, shall respectively be
comprehended within the Boundaries specified in the said Public Notice of the 15th dav
of December, 1869. J
7. The Qualification of Electors in the several Districts, shall be the same as that
mentioned in the said Order in Council, provided, however, that no person shall be
Qualified to Vote in any District unless he has resided in such District for Three Months
previous to the day of Election.
8. The Sheriff shall be the Returning Officer for the City and District of Victoria, and
the Stipendiary Magistrate in each of the other Districts respectively shall be the
Returning Officer for each such District. PROCLAMATION.
9. The Writs of Election shall be issued by the Registrar of the Supreme Court at my
instance, and shall be in the following form:—
Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, and of the Colonies and Dependencies thereof, in Europe, Asia, Africa,
America, Australasia, Queen Defender of the Faith.
To the Returning Officer of the Electoral District of- .
Whereas for divers weighty causes Us thereunto moving, We have considered
it advisable to summon a new Legislative Council. We therefore command you,
firmly enjoining that having first made Proclamation in the said Electoral District
of immediately after the receipt of this Our Writ, and thereby
notified (giving not less than Eight days' notice thereof) a day and place for
Electing a Member to serve for the said Electoral District of , you
cause on the said day and place a Member of the Legislative Council, the most fit
and discreet, to be freely and indifferently chosen to represent the said Electoral
District of , in Our Legislative Council, by those present at the
day of Election, to be fixed by such Proclamation as aforesaid, and the name of
such Member so chosen you cause to be returned by your Certificate, and cause
the said Person so chosen as aforesaid, to come to the said Legislative Council, so
that the said Member may have full and sufficient power for himself and the
Commonalty of the said Electoral District of , severally from
them to do and consent to those things which then and there, by the favor of God,
shall happen to be ordained by the Common Council of Our said Colony upon the
said affairs, so that for default of such Powers, or through Improvident Election of
such Member, the said affairs remain not undone in any way, and that you
Certify forthwith unto us into Our Supreme Court at the City of Victoria, the
said Election so made, distinctly and openly, under your Seal, together with this
Our Writ.
In testimony whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made
Patent under the Great Seal of Our said Colony of British Columbia.
Witness at Our Government House at Victoria, the day
of in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and
By Command.
A. B.
Registrar of the Supreme Court.
10. Each Returning Officer shall, on receiving the Writ of Election, forthwith endorse
thereon the date of his so receiving it- Immediately after his so receiving such Writ
he shall, by Proclamation under his hand, proceed to fix the place, day, and hour at
which he will proceed to hold the Election.
11. The Proclamation shall be in the following form:—
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION.
Electoral District ~)
of [
To Wit: )
Public Notice is hereby given to the Electors of the District of
that, in obedience to Her Majesty's Writ to me directed, and bearing date the
day of »in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and , 1 require the presence of the said Electors at ,
on the day of , at o'clock in the
noon, for the purpose of Electing a person [or persons, as the case may be~\ to represent them in the Legislative Council of this Colony; and that in case a Poll be
demanded and allowed in the manner by law prescribed, such Poll will be opened
on the day of , at [here mention the different places at which
a Poll is to be opened and kept], of all which every person is hereby required to take
notice and govern himself accordingly.
Given under my hand at the day of
One thousand eight hundred and
Signature.   A. B.,
Returning Officer.
12 The Returning Officer shall cause the said Proclamation to be posted up on the
outside of the outer door of the principal Court House in his District, and in such other
public place or places where Notices are usually posted, as he may consider advisable,
at least eight days before the day which by such Proclamation he has fixed for holding
the said Election, which day so fixed shall be called the Nomination Day. PROCLAMATION.
13. Neither the day of Nomination nor the day of the posting of such Proclamation
shall be included within the said eight days.
14. Each Returning Officer shall, before the Nomination Day make the following
Declaration, and shall annex the same to his Return to the Writ of Election :—
I, the undersigned Returning Officer for the Electoral District of     . '
do solemnly declare that I will act faithfully in the capacity of Returning Officer,
without partiality, fear, favour, or affection.
Signature.       A. B.,
Returning Officer.
15. Every Returning Officer shall, at the time and place aforesaid fixed by him for
opening the Election proceed to the Hustings, and shall make the following Proclamation :—
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
All persons are commanded and strictly enjoined to keep silence while Her
Majesty's Writ for the present Election is publicly read,
And shall then and there read, or cause to be read, publicly the Writ of Election, and
shall then require the Electors there present to name the person or persons whom they
wish to represent them in the said Legislative Council, in obedience to the said Writ of
Election.
16. If the Candidate, or their respective Agents, and the Electors then and there
present, upon a show of hands, agree in the choice to be so made of the person or
persons to represent the said Electors as aforesaid, and if, after such show of hands, a
Poll be not demanded, the Returning Officer shall forthwith close the Election, and shall
then and there openly proclaim the person or persons so chosen to be elected a Member
or Members to represent in the Legislative Council the Electoral District for which such
Election is had.
17. If a Poll be demanded by any Elector present, or any Candidate, or by the Agent
of any Candidate, the Returning Officer shall grant such Poll for taking and recording
the Votes of the Electors.
18. Any person authorized in writing may act as the Agent of a Candidate during
the continuance of the Election.
19. Any Candidate mayjbe required by any other Candidate, or by any Elector, or by
the Returning Officer, to make the following Declaration, before he shall be capable of
being: elected:—
&
I, A. B., do declare that I am entitled within this Colony to the privileges of a
natural born British Subject, and that I am able to read English.
20. When at any Election as aforesaid a Poll has been demanded and granted, each
Returning Officer shall publicly proclaim from the Hustings the day previously fixed in
and by his first Proclamation, and the different places at which the Poll shall be taken
within his District for recording: the Votes of the Electors.
&
21. The Poll shall be held, if demanded, if possible within eight days' following
the Nomination Day, within the hours of eight o'clock in the morning and four o'clock
in the afternoon of such day, and if there are different Polling Places for the same
District all the Votes shall be taken at the various Polling Places on the same day, and
between the same hours.
22. Each Returning Officer is hereby authorized to appoint such Deputies as he may
require for the purpose of taking the Votes at any such Election, but such Deputies
must be appointed by Commission as follows:—
To G. H. [insert his title and address]
Know you that in my capacity of Returning Officer for the District of
, I have appointed and do hereby appoint you to be Deputy Returning Officer
[or one of the Deputy Returning Officers, as the fact is] for the District of
to take and record the Votes of the Electors at in the said
District. . '
23. Each Deputy Returning Officer shall, before acting as such, subscribe the following
Declaration:— &
I, the undersigned G. H., appointed Deputy Returning Officer for the District
* -n     +   -d *      • 80l™nly de?lare that I will act faithfully in my said capacity
of Deputy Returning Officer, without partiality, fear, favour, or affection.
Signed.       G. H.
fLflS^LElU+rning ° nT Shali' K* Warrant under his hand> addressed to each of
the Deputy Returning Officers by him appointed as aforesaid/require such Deputy
Returning Officer to open and hold the Poll at the place for which such Deputy 2
been so appointed, and to take and record at such Poll, in a Book which such Deputy
shall keep, or cause to be kept for that purpose, the Votes of the Electors Voting at the
said Poll, and to return to him the said Poll Book signed with his hand, and sealfd with
his seal, immediately after the close of the Poll. in PROCLAMATION.
25. The Warrant shall be in the following form:—
District of .
To G. H., Deputy Returning Officer for the District of
Whereas, by Her Majesty's Writ to me directed and bearing date the
day of 187    ,1 am commanded to hold an Election of
Member   to represent the District of in the Legislative
Council of this Colony j and whereas a Poll having been demanded was granted
by me according to law. These are, therefore to authorize and require you to
open and hold the Poll of such Election at on the
day of 187    , at 8 o'clock in the forenoon, and there to keep
the said Poll open until 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and to take and record at the
said Polling Place, in a Book which you shall keep for that purpose, the Votes
of the Electors Voting at the said Polling Place, and return to me the said Poll
Book, signed with your hand and sealed with your seal, together with this
Warrant, immediately after the close of the Poll.
Given under my hand at
day of 187
Signature.
26. The Poll Book shall be in the following form :-
this
A. B.
Returning Officer
Names of the Voters.
Their legal
addition.
Their place
of
residence.
Objections.
.Sworn or
Read.
Voters refusing to take
the oath or
read English.
Name of person
Voted for.
g after the name
"sworn,'"
or
27. Each Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, as the case may be, shall at
the Polling Place kept by him, record, or cause to be recorded, in such Poll Book as
aforesaid, and in the order in which they shall be given, the Votes of the Electors Voting
at such Polling Place, by entering therein the name, surname, legal addition, and residence of each Elector so Voting, and when any Elector has taken the Oath required of
him by this Proclamation, or shall have been required to read English, the Returning
Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, as the case may be, shall state in the Poll Book that
such Oath was taken by the Elector, or such English read, by enterin
of such Elector, in the proper column in the said Poll Book, the words
" read English," and nothing more.
28. In every case where the Vote of any person is objected to by any Candidate, or
his Agent, the Returning Officer or. Deputy Returning Officer, as the case may be, shall
enter the objection in his Poll Book by writing after the name of the Voter, in the
column for objections, the words "objected to" only, mentioning at the same time by
which Candidate, or on behalf of what Candidate the objection has been made, by
adding after the words " objected to " the name only of such Candidate.
29. The Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, as the case may be, at any
Election of a Member of the Legislative Council shall receive the Vote of any person
who shall tender himself as a Voter, provided that such person shall, if required by any
Candidate, or the Agent of any Candidate, or by the Deputy Returning Officer himself,
take the following Oath or Affirmation, which such Deputy Returning Officer is hereby
empowered to administer:—
You swear (or solemnly affirm) that your name is j
that you are a subject of Her Majesty by birth (or naturalization), that you have
resided within this District for three months, that you are of the full age of
twenty-one years, that you have not before voted at this Election, either at this
or any other Polling Place, and that you have not received anything, nor has
anything been promised to you, either directly or indirectly, in order to induce
you to vote at this Election.    So help you God,
and no other Oath or Affirmation shall be required of any person, and provided also that
such persons shall satisfy such Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, as the
case may be, if required so to do by any of the persons aforesaid, that he is able to read
English. PROCLAMATION.
30. Whenever any Returning Officer or any Deputy Returning Officer, as the case
lnay be, has reason to know or believe that frauds and violence are being practised, in
Violation of the rights of Electors, by which undue Votes are tendered, or that any
Voter is not Qualified or has already Voted at the said Election and offers to Vote again,
such Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, as the case may be, shall Administer'
the Oath whether he be required so to do or not by any party, of which mention shall
be made in the Poll Pook.
31. When any such Voter has been so required by the Returning Officer, or Deputy
Returning Officer, or by any Candidate, or the Agent of any Candidate, to take such
Oath, or make such Affirmation, or to read English as aforesaid, and refuses to take or
make the Oath or is unable to read English, his refusal or inability shall be stated by
the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning {Officer, as the case may be, by entering
after the name of such person claiming to Vote the word "Refused," Or the words
| Unable to Read," and in every such case the Vote shall not be Taken or Recorded m
the Poll Book.
82. Each Deputy Returning Officer shall deliver the Poll Books kept by him personally
to the Returning Officer, and if unable'to do so by sickness or otherwise, he shall deliver
such Poll Book, under a sealed cover, to a person chosen by him, and shall mention on
the outside of such cover the name of the person to whom it has been delivered to be so
transmitted, and shall take a proper receipt therefor.
33. If any Candidate, or his Agent, or any Elector, complains to the Returning Officer
before the proclamation of the state of the Poll at its close, that the Vote of any person
not duly qualified (whether the Oath hereinbefore provided has been tendered to him or
not, and whether he shall have taken such Oath or not) has been Recorded in any of the
Polling Places in his District, or that any Vote has been improperly received, or that the
Vote of any person duly qualified who has claimed to Vote at any Polling Place within
the District has been improperly refused, it shall be the duty of such Returning Officer
before declaring the state of the Poll to enquire into the complaints made and to hear
any evidence that may be adduced upon Oath, (which Oath such Returning Officer is
hereby authorized to administer) to decide thereon, and to do what may seem to him
to be just and right under the circumstances, either by altering and rectifying the Poll
Lists or otherwise, but an entry must be made of such alteration and rectification
in the Poll Lists under the hand of the Returning Officer; and in case any other
Objection not hereinbefore specifically provided for, is made by any or either of the
Candidates, or on his or their behalf, the Returning Officer shall immediately inquire
into and determine the same, and the decision of the Returning Officer shall be final in
all cases so as aforesaid referred to him.
34. If no complaint be made (or if complaint be made immediately after the decision
of the Returning Officer on the points submitted to him) each Returning Officer shall as
soon as possible after the close of the Poll, ascertain the state of the General Poll at the
Election, and as soon as he has ascertained the total number of Votes, he shall then and
there openly proclaim at the principal Polling Place within the District where the
nomination has taken place, has been duly Elected a Member or Members to represent
such Electoral District the person or persons having the greatest number of Votes, and
after such proclamation has been made no objection shall be allowed to be taken to the
conduct of or proceedings at the Election in any manner whatever.
35. The Returning Officer shall have power to adjourn such proclamation of the state
of the Poll from day to day until he has received all the Poll Books from the Polling
Places in the District, and until he has decided upon all matters of complaint as aforesaid that may be made to him.
36. As soon as the state of the Poll is proclaimed (or if'no Poll is demanded on the
Nomination Day) at the close of the proceedings the Returning Officer shall make out a
Certificate under his hand and seal naming the person or persons Elected as Member or
Members as aforesaid, which Certificate shall be conclusive and shall be appended to the
Writ of Election, and shall be returned with the Writ to the Office of the Registrar of
the Supreme Court; but no person shall be named in such Certificate who has been pub
licly required in manner aforesaid to make a Declaration of his qualification prior to the
proclamation of the state of the Poll, and has declined or refused so to do.
37. The Certificate shall be as follows:—
I do hereby certify that in obedience to the annexed Writ of Election to m*
directed, I have caused an Election to take place within the District of
, and that the" Electors of the said District have chosen
to represent the said District in the Legislative Council.
r '—^") Signature.
< seal >•
Returning Officer.
38. The Returning Officer shall transmit to the Registrar of +La cj,.,™_    ^     >    , PROCLAMATION.
39. The Returning Officers and Deputy Returning Officers shall during the continuance
of the Elections be Conservators of the Peace and invested for the maintenance of the
Peace, for the arrest, detention, or admission to bail, trial, and conviction of any person
or persons who break the Law, or trouble the Peace, with the same powers with which
Justices of the Peace are invested in this Colony. And for the maintenance of the Peace
and of Good Order at such Elections, each sueh Returning Officer or Deputy Returning
Officer respectively may require the assistance of all Justices of the Peace, Constables,
and other persons present at the Election, whether at the Hustings or at any Polling
Place, to aid him in so doing, and may also swear in so many Special Constables as he
deems necessary.
And each such Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer respectively, may arrest
or cause to be arrested by verbal order, and may place in the Custody of Jone or more
Constables or other persons for such time as in his discretion he may deem expedient,
any person disturbing the Peace and Good Order, or may cause such person to be imprisoned for any such offence, under an order signed by him, until any period not later
than the final closing of the Election or of the Poll respectively.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
thirteenth day of October, in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and seventy.
(Signed) A. MUSGRAVE. I r~*~ -,
■J SEAL [
By Command. *■ j—B| |
Philip J. Hankin,
Colonial Secretary.
Colonial Secretary's Department,
19th December, 1870.
THE GOVERNOR has been pleased to appoint the following gentlemen to be Members
of the Legislative Council of British Columbia:—
The Hon. Philip James Hankin,
„       George Phillippo,
„       Joseph William Trutch,
„       Wymond Ogilvy Hamley,
Augustus Frederick Pemberton, Esq.,
Edward Graham Alston, Esq.
By Commantl.
PHILIP J. HANKIN,
Colonial Secretary.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
19th December, 1870.
THE GOVERNOR has been pleased to direct the publication of the following for
general information:—
By Command.
PHILIP J. HANKIN.
Return under the Writs issued for the Elections of Members of the Legislative
Council of British Columbia:—
-j,.. (   .   -,., f Henry Nathan, Esq.,
Victoria Oity -j The Hon John gebastian Helmcken,
Victoria District  Amor DeCosmos, Esq.,
Nanaimo ' Arthur Bunster, Esq.,
New Westminster  Hugh Nelson, Esq.,
Hope, Yale, and Lytton  Clement Francis Cornwall, Esq.,
Lillooet and Clinton...  Thomas Basil Humphreys, Esq.,
Cariboo and Soda Creek  The Hon. Robert William Weir Carrall,
Kootenay and Columbia River.. Robert James Skinner, Esq.,
(Signed) RICHARD WOODS,
Registrar's Office, Registrar.
19th December, 1870. 1
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PROCLAMATION
By His Excellency Anthony Mttsgrave, Esquire, G-overnor and Commander-in-
Chief in and over the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, Vice-
Admiral and Ordinary of the same, &c, &c, &c.
To the Honourable the Members of the Legislative Council of the said Colony, constituted
under the Order of Her Majesty in Council, bearing date the ninth day of August, One
thousand eight hundred and seventy; and all others whom it may concern:
WHEREAS by an Order, made by Her Majesty in Council, bearing date the ninth
day of August, One thousand eight hundred and seventy, and made in pursuance
of the "British Columbia Government Act, 1870," it was ordered (amongst other things)
that the Order in Council of the eleventh day of June, One thousand eight hundred and
sixty-eight, referred to in the said Act, should be, and the same was, thereby revoked,
except that the Legislative'Council constituted by the said Order should "unless first
dissolved by the Governor" retain all the powers thereby granted to it, in like manner
as if the said Order had not been revoked, until the return of the first Writs of the .
future Legislative Council constituted under the recited Order:—That there should be
in this Colony a Legislative Council constituted as therein mentioned; That it should
be lawful for the Governor, with the advice and consent of the said Council, to make
Laws for the peace, order, and good government of the said Colony; And, that the
Governor should, by Proclamation, fix the time and place or places for holding the
Meetings of the said Council.
And Whereas the Writs of the Legislative Council, referred to in the recited Order of
the ninth day of August, One thousand eight hundred and seventy, have been duly
issued, and are now returned into the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, and
the Order in Council of the eleventh day of June, One thousand eight hundred and
sixty-eight, and the Legislative Council constituted thereunder have been and are now
fully determined and ended:
And whereas it has seemed to be desirable to summon and convoke an early meeting
of the new Legislative Council:
Now, therefore, by virtue of the power conferred upon me by the said recited Order
in Council, and of all other powers and authorities in me in that behalf vested, I do
hereby summon and call together the Legislative Council of British Columbia, as constituted under the recited Order in Council of the ninth day of August, One thousand
eight hundred and seventy, to meet at the Legislative Council Chamber, in the City of
Victoria on the fifth day of January, in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred
and seventy-one, FOR THE DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, and to treat and conclude
upon those things which in the said Legislative Council may be ordained.
GIVEN under
my hand and seal, at Victoria, the nineteenth day of
December, in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
seventy, and in the thirty-fourth year of Her Majesty's Reign.
By Command.
Philip J. Hankin,
Colonial Secretary.
A. MUSGRAVE.
SEAL JOURNALS
OP THE
LEGISLATIVE  COUNCIL
OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
SESSION 1871.
Thursday the 5th day of January, 1871.
On this day being the first meeting of the Council for the dispatch of business,
pursuant to a Proclamation, hereunto annexed, of His Excellency Anthony Musgrave,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of British Columbia, Matthew Baillie
Begbie, Esq., Chief Justice of British Columbia, appointed by Dedimus Potestatem for
administering the Oath to the Members of the Council, came this day, at the hour of
one o'clock p. m., into the Council Chamber, and Charles Good, Esq., Clerk of the Legislative Council; and Richard Woods, Esq., Registrar of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia, having delivered to the said Charles Good a Roll containing a list of the
names of such Members as had been returned to serve in this Council, the said Matthew
Baillie Begbie did administer the Oath to the Members who appeared, which being done,
and the Members having subscribed to the Roll containing the Oath, took their seats
at the Council, viz:—
The Honourables. P. J. Hankin, J. W. Trutch, G. Phillippo, W. O.'Hamley, J. S.
Helmcken, R. W. W. Carrall; and A. F. Pemberton, E. G. Alston, H. Na*than, H. Nelson,
A. DeCosmos, and A." Bunster, Esquires.
Whereupon Mr. DeCosmos, addressing himself to the Clerk (who standing up pointed to
him and then sat down) proposed to the Council for their Speaker the Hon. John
Sebastian Helmcken.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken having declined, and having proposed the Hon. Philip James
Hankin as Speaker, the Hon. Mr. Carrall seconding, and the question, that the Hon.
Philip James Hankin do take the Chair of this Council as Speaker, having been put by
the Clerk,
It was Resolved, nemine contradicente, and the Clerk having declared the Hon. Philip
James Hankin duly elected, he was conducted to the Chair by the Hon. Messrs.
Helmcken and Carrall, where standing on the upper step, he returned his humble
acknowledgment to the Council for the great honor they had been pleased to confer
upon him by choosing 'him to be their Speaker.
After which the Council adjourned to the call of Mr. Speaker.
The Council having resumed its sitting, His Excellency Anthony Musgrave, Governor
and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony, entered the Council Chamber, attended by his
Private Secretary. I\
5th JANUARY.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and His Excellency having °^^J*° ™e'J?£
Speaker was taken up and introduced as Speaker to the Governor, by the Hon.
Messrs. Helmcken and Carrall.
Mr. Speaker then addressed His Excellency, as follows:—
May it Please Your Excellency:
The Council have elected me as their Speaker, though I am but little able to fulfil the
important duties thus assigned to me.
If, in the performance of those duties, I should at any time fall into error, I pray that •
the fault may be imputed to me and not to the Council whose Servant I am and who
through me the better to enable them to discharge their duty to their Queen and
Country, humbly claim all their undoubted rights and privileges, especially that tbey
may have freedom of speech in their debates, access to Your Excellency s person at all
seasonable times, and that their proceedings may receive from Your Excellency tfce
most favourable interpretation.
To which His Excellency replied as follows:—
Mr. Speaker:
I approve of the choice made by the Council in the election of their Speaker.
I freely confide in the duty and attachment of the Council to Her Majesty's person and
Government, and have no doubt that your proceedings will be conducted with wisdom,
temper, and prudence, and I grant, and upon all occasions will recognize and allow, their
constitutional privileges.
The Council shall also have access to me upon all seasonable occasions, and their proceedings, as well as their words and actions, will constantly receive my most favourable
consideration.
His Excellency then made the following gracious Speech:—
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honourable Legislative Council :■—
It affords me great pleasure to be able to meet you in person at the commencement
of this most important Session of the Legislature of the Colony; and I do so with
especial satisfaction at a time when your body has been so reconstituted as to confer the
- advantage of legal representation upon the Constituencies of the several Electoral
Districts.
In my Address to the late Legislative Council at its last Session, I pledged myself to
recommend to the Secretary of State such a modification of the then existing Constitution
as to allow the majority of the Members of the Legislative Body to be formally elected
and my suggestion has been approved and carried into effect. The Representative
/ Members of your Body have been chosen with a full knowledge of the people of the
f community of the intention that to you shall be confided the final decision upon the
great question of the expediency and conditions of the proposed Union of British
Columbia with the Dominion of Canada.
At the close of last Session, I acquainted the Council that I should send a Delegation
to Ottawa, to lay before the Government of Canada the Resolutions which have been
adopted by that Council on the subject of Confederation, to explain our views and wants,
and to learn how far the wants and expectations of the people of this Colony could be
fulfilled in any arrangement for Union.    The result of that mission has already been
communicated to the Public; but I shall now lay before you formally the Report of the
Privy Council of Canada upon the subject, which has been transmitted to me by Lord
Lisgar.   The terms of Union embodied in that Minute, which the Government of Canada
fis prepared to support in the Parliament of the Dominion, are, I believe, as liberal as
Jthis Colony can equitably expect.    Indeed, in some respects the arrangements agreed
upon are more advantageous to us than the scheme originally proposed.   I submit them
to you in full confidence that you will join with me in this conclusion; and I recommend
to you at Once to pass an Address to Her Majesty, in accordance with the provisions of
the "British North America Act, 1867," praying for admission into the Union, on those
terms and conditions.   I have reason for believing that the Community at large desire
f this course, and no minor issues or local interests, which may quite as well be considered
\ and protected hereafter, ought to be allowed to hinder the progress of the arrangements
likely to be beneficial to the Colony in general.
The agreement proposed contains the condition that the existing Tariff and Excise
Duties shall be continued in force in British Columbia until the intended Railway from
the Pacific Coast and the Systems of Railways in Canada are connected unless the
Legislature of this Colony shall sooner decide to accept the Tariff and Excise Laws of
Canada. This alternative will therefore form a separate question for your consideration
but it need not m any manner affect the adoption of the terms of agreement as they stand!
It is also provided that 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; but it is also expressly stated, as understood, that the Government of 5th JANUARY.
Canada will readily consent to the introduction of Responsible Government when desired
by the inhabitants of British Columbia. I am aware that a very general opinion
prevails in favor of the adoption of this form of administration for the Local Govern-
ment on Confederation. To introduce it simultaneously would be practically impossible
if, as I hope, we should seek admission to the Union at an early date. Time would not
be afforded to enable such a further enlargement and modification of the Legislative
Constitution as will be necessary for the purpose of establishing the requisite legal
machinery for a change in the form of the Executive Council, as well as of the Legislative Body as would be necessary, which cannot prudently be effected without some
delay; and more details require to be settled than persons unacquainted with the
working of the system would expect. But, if your Honourable House should be deliberately of opinion that this change is expedient, and that it will not be wiser to leave it for I
more leisurely consideration after Union, I shall, after the adoption of the proposed '
Terms of Union with Canada, be prepared to introduce for your consideration a Bill to ji
enlarge the number of popular Representatives, excluding nominated Members from the
Council, soas to enable a new Legislative Body and the form of administration known
as Responsible Government to come into operation at the first Session of the Legislature
subsequently to the Union.
The Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the ensuing year shall be promptly laid
before you. In the preparation of these I have endeavoured to avoid any expenditure
that can, without injury, be postponed. In the state of transition through which the
Colony is now passing to a different system of administration, it is obviously desirable
not to undertake services of novelty or magnitude, or to disturb existing arrangements.
I have been acquainted by the Secretary of State, that Her Majesty's Government no
longer regard it as necessary that the Accounts of the Colony should be transmitted to
England for Audit, and I have been required to report on the character of the precautions that may be taken to ensure that the local audit shall be conducted promptly,
honestly, and without any influence on the part of the Executive.
It may not be desirable at present, having reference to impending political measures,
to make any immediate change in the existing system of audit which I believe to be
complete of its kind; but I recommend you to appoint a Committee to enquire into and
report upon that system, with a" view to its simplification, which I think may probably
be effected after Confederation with Canada.
Previously to my arrival in the Colony a List of Taxes and sums due on Real Estate
was in course of preparation by the direction of my Predecessor, under the provisions of
the Fifth Section of the " Tax Sales Repeal Ordinance, 1867."
On the publication of this list many complaints have been made of erroneous charges,
and of the hardship arising in many instances from the arrears which should have been
paid by previous owners, and which were presumed to have been liquidated, now falling
as a charge upon the land in the possession of other proprietors. The whole subject is
a complicated one, not yet cleared from a confusion which gave rise to the Tax Repeal
Ordinance itself, under which this list has been prepared. I shall cause a Bill to be
submitted to you for the purpose of giving me authority to appoint a Commission to
enquire into objections to these claims for arrears of taxes, with power to the Governor,
on the Report of the Commissioners, to remit the liability in cases where it should
equitably be removed:
I have appointed a Commission to examine into the state of the Laws of the Colony,
and to prepare an Act to repeal obsolete and useless enactments, which I hope to be
able to submit to you during the Session, with a view to the publication of a revised
edition of the Laws of the Colony as they stand at the time of Union, which may be
readily accessible to all classes of the Community.
Beyond the subjects which I have mentioned, I do not now find it necessary to present
any to your consideration. Our business during this Session is especially to deal with
the great question of Union with Canada, which in a greater or less degree must affect
every Department of Public Affairs. To this most important matter I am sure that you
will give your ready and earnest attention. At no time in the history of this Colony
has any Legislative Body, whether of the Mainland or Vancouver Island, been occupied
with considerations of greater moment than those which now demand your solicitude,
and which must so deeply affect the future progress of the Province. In every subject
of public interest, but especially in one so weighty, I pray that the Almighty may guide
your deliberations and bring them to a happy issue.
His Excellency then left the Council Chamber.
CANADA.
NlAQRA,
July 7th, 1870.
gIR>—it gives me much pleasure to be able to announce to you the satisfactory
termination of the negotiations between the Delegates whom you dispatched from
British Columbia and the Ministers of the Dominion. 5th JANUARY.
2. The terms of agreement have been embodied in a Memorandum, of which I
enclose a copy.   I have been requested by my responsible advisers to add the
t assurance that such provision shall be made for the retiring pensions of Public
I Officers in British Columbia as you may approve of.
3. The Hon. Mr. Trutch goes to England by the Mail Steamer of the 9th instant;
the other two members of the Delegation return at once to British Columbia, and
will, no doubt, give you full details and information on such points as may require it.
4. I announced the result of the negotiations, and sent a copy of the memorandum, to Lord Granville, on the 5th instant.    I have, &c,
(Signed)    JOHN YOUNG.
To Sis Excellency Governor Musgrave,
dec, dec, dec.
  I
COPY OF A REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE HONOURABLE
THE PRIVY COUNCIL.
The Committee of the Privy Council have had under consideration a Despatch,
dated the 7th May, 1870, from the Governor of British Columbia, together with
certain Resolutions submitted by the Government of that Colony to the Legislative
Council thereof, both hereunto annexed, on the subject of the proposed Union of
British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada; and after several interviews between
them and the Honourable Messrs. Trutch, Helmcken, and Carrall, the Delegates from
British Columbia, and full discussion with them of the various questions connected with
that important subject, the Committee now respectfully submit for your Excellency's
approval the following Terms and Conditions, to form the basis of a Political Union
between British Columbia and the Dominion of Canada:—
1. Canada shall be liable for the Debts and Liabilities of British Columbia existing
at the time of Union.
2. British Columbia not having incurred debts equal to those of the 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
five per cent, per annum on the difference between the actual amount of its indebtedness at the date of the Union, and the indebtedness per head of the population of
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ($27-77), the population of British Columbia being
taken at 60,000.
3. The following sums shall be paid by Canada to British Columbia, for the
support of its Government and Legislature, to wit, an Annual Subsidy of $35,000
and an Annual Grant equal to 80 cents per head of the said population of 60,000,
both half-yearly in advance, such Grant of 80 cents per head to be augmented in
proportion to the increase of population, as may be shewn by each subsequent
decennial census, until the population amounts to 400,000, at which rate such Grant
shall thereafter remain, it being understood that the first census be taken in the
year 1881.
4. The Dominion will provide an efficient Mail Service, fortnightly, by steam
communication between Victoria and San Francisco, and twice a week between
Victoria and Olympia; the Vessels to be adapted for the conveyance of freight and
passengers.
5. Canada will assume and defray the charges for the following services:—
A. Salary of the Lieutenant Governor;
B. Salaries and allowances of the Judges of the Supreme Courts and the County
or District Courts;
. C. The charges in respect to the Department of Customs;
D. The Postal and Telegraphic Services;
E. Protection and Encouragement of Fisheries;
F. Provision for the Militia;
G. Lighthouses, Buoys, and Beacons, Shipwrecked Crews, Quarantine and Marine
Hospitals, including a Marine Hospital at Victoria;
H. The Geological Survey;
I. The Penitentiary;
And such further charges as may be incident to and connected with the services
which by the British North America Act of 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 Maiestv's
S£rTXm£ v+°   ?Q£ Wh°Se P^lt10? a-nd em<>luments derived therefrom would be
affected by Political changes on the admission of British Columbia into the Dominion _ 7. It is agreed that the existing Customs Tariff and Excise Duties shall continue
m force in British Columbia until the Railway from the Pacific Coast and the
systera of Railways in Canada are connected, unless the Legislature of British
Columbia should sooner decide to accept the Tariff and Excise Laws of Canada.
When Customs and Excise Duties are, at the time of the Union of British Columbia
with Canada, leviable on any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize in British Columbia, or
m the other Provinces of the Dominion, those Goods, Wares, and Merchandize may,
from and after the Union, be imported into British Columbia from the Provinces
now composing the Dominion, or from either of those Provinces into British Columbia, on proof of payment of the Customs or Excise Duties leviable thereon in the
Province of Exportation, and on payment ofsuch further amount (if any) of Customs
or Excise Duties as are leviable thereon in the Province of Importation. This
arrangement to have no force or effect after the assimilation of the Tariff and Excise
Duties of British Columbia with those of the Dominion.
8. British Columbia shall be entitled to be represented in the Senate by three
Members, and by six Members in the House of Commons. The representation to be
increased under the provisions of the British North America Act, 1867.
9. The influence of the Dominion Government will be used to secure the continued
maintenance of the Naval Station jf| Esquimalt.
10. The provisions of the British North America Act, 1867, shall (except those
parts thereof whieh are in terms made, or by reasonable intendment maybe held
to be specially applicable to and only affect one and not the whole of the Provinces
now comprising the Dominion, and except so far as the same may be varied by this
minute) be applicable to British Columbia, in the same way and to the like extent
as they apply to the other Provinces of the Dominion, and as if the Colony of British
Columbia had been one of the Provinces originally united by the said Act.
11. The Government of the Dominion undertake to secure the commencement
simultaneously, within two years from the date of the Union, of the construction of
a Railway from the Pacific towards the Rocky Mountains, and from such point as
may be selected, East of the Rocky Mountains, towards the Pacific, to connect the
Seaboard of British Columbia with the Railway system of Canada; and further, to
secure the completion of such Railway within ten years from the date of the Union.
And the Government of British Columbia agree to convey to the Dominion Government, in trust, to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government
may deem advisable in furtherance of the construction of the said Railway, a similar
extent of Public Lands along the line of Railway throughout its entire length in
British Columbia, not to exceed however Twenty (20) Miles on each side of said
line, as may be appropriated for the same purpose by the Dominion Government
from the Public Lands in the North-west Territories and the Province of Manitoba.
Provided that the quantity of land which may be held under Pre-emption right or
by Crown Grant within the limits of the tract of land in British Columbia to be so
conveyed to the Dominion Government, shall be made good to the Dominion from
contiguous Public Lands; and provided further, that until the commencement,
within Two Years as aforesaid from the date of the Union, of the construction of
the said Railway, the Government of British Columbia shall not sell or alienate any
further portions of the Public Lands of British Columbia in any other way than
under right of Pre-emption, requiring actual residence of the Pre-emptor on the land
claimed by him. In consideration of the land to be so conveyed in aid of the construction of the said Railway, the Dominion Government agree to pay to British
Columbia, from the date of the Union, the sum of $100,000 per annum, in half-yearly
payments in advance.
12. The Dominion Government shall guarantee the interest for Ten Years from
the date of completion of the works, at the rate of Five per centum per annum, on
such sum, not exceeding £100,000 sterling, as may be required for the construction
of a first class Graving Dock at Esquimalt.
13. The charge of the Indians, and the trusteeship and managment of the Lands
Reserved for their use and benefit, shall be assumed by the Dominion Government,
and a policy as liberal as that hitherto pursued by the British Columbia Govern-
ment, shall be continued by the Dominion Government after the Union.
To carry out such policy, tracts of land of such extent as it has hitherto been the
practice of the British Columbia Government to appropriate for that purpose, shall
from time to time be conveyed by the Local Government to the Dominion Government in trust for the use and benefit of the Indians on application of the Dominion
Government; and in case of disagreement between the two Governments respecting
the quantity ofsuch tracts of Land to be so granted, the matter shall be referred
for the decision of the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
14. The Constitution of the Executive Authority and of the Legislature of British
Columbia shall, subject the provisions of the British North America Act, 1867,
continue as existing at the time of the Union until altered under the Authority of
the said Act, it being at the same time understood that the Government of the
Dominion will readily consent to the introduction of Responsible Government when
desired by the Inhabitants of British Columbia, and it being likewise understood
that it is the intention of the Governor of British Columbia, under the authority of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to amend the existing Constitution of the
Legislature by providing that a majority of its Members shall be elective.
The Union shall take effect according to the foregoing terms and conditions on
such day as Her Majesty by and with the advice of Her Most Honourable Privy
Council may appoint (on addresses from the Legislature of the Colony of British
Columbia, and of the Houses of Parliament of Canada, in the terms of the 14btn
Section of the British North America Act 1867, and British Columbia may in its
address specify the Electoral Districts for which the first Election of Members to
serve in the House of Commons shall take place.
iQertified,
Wm. H. LEE,
Clerk Privy Council, Canada.
Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. Alston seconding,
That the Governor's Speech be printed for the use of Members.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch moved, the Hon. Mr. Carrall seconding,
That the Standing Orders of the previous Council be adopted for the present.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Hamley moved, Mr. Nathan seconding,
That a Select Committee be appointed by Mr. Speaker, to draw up and submit a
reply to His Excellency's gracious Speech.
Resolved accordingly.
j Mr. Speaker named the following Committee.—Hon. Mr. Hamley, Messrs. Alston,
Nathan, Bunster, Nelson.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Monday.
Monday, the 9 th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley;
Messrs. Nathan, DeCosmos, Nelson, Bunster, Alston, Pemberton.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair,
To whom was presented Robert James Skinner, Esq., Member for Kootenay
having been introduced by A. DeCosmos, Esq.,
The Chief Justice being in attendance, then administered the Oath of Allegiance
to Mr. Skinner, who having subscribed to the same, took his seat at the Council.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting were read and confirmed, the Minute of the Privy
Council of Canada, sent down in His Excellency's Speech, having been ordered to
be entered on the Minutes as read.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message Mo. 1. A> Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith to the Legislative Council, the Estimates of the
Revenue and Expenditure for the Year 1871.*
Government House,
bth January, 1871.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall presented the Petition of the Miners of Cariboo, f
Ordered to be received and read.    Read aloud accordingly by the Clerk
Ordered to be printed for the use of Members and to lie on the table.
Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of Settlers in Lake District.
Ordered to be read. Read aloud accordingly by the Clerk.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Chief Commissioner gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Alston gave a notice of motion.
* See Appendix. /j- See Sessional Papers No. 1. 9th JANUARY.
Mr. DeCosmos gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Skinner gave a notice of motion.
Mr. NelBon gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Skinner gave a notice of motion.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved, the Hon. Chief Commissioner seconding, and it
was Resolved,
That a Message be sent to His Excellency the Governor, by one of the Members
of the Executive Council in this Honourable House, requesting him to be pleased to
confirm the Rules adopted by this Honourable House.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. the Collector of Customs, Chairman of the
Select Committee appointed to draw up a reply to His Excellency's gracious Speech,
brought up a Report.
Ordered to be read.   Read aloud by the Clerk as follows:—
To His Excellency Anthony Musgrave, Esq., Governor of British Columbia.
We, Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, Members of the Legislative Council
of British Columbia, rejoice that Your Excellency is able in person to meet us at the
commencement of this most important Session, and we have pleasure in acknowledging our sense of obligation to Your Excellency for the enlarged powers
and Representative Institutions which have been procured for the Colony.
2. We trust that the manner in which the new Constitution will operate will
amply justify so great a proof of Your Excellency's confidence in the self-governing
capacity and steady loyalty of the Inhabitants of British Columbia.
3. The Terms of Union embodied in the Minute of the Honourable Privy Council
of Canada, and transmitted by the Governor General for the consideration and
action of the Legislative Council of the Colony, shall receive that earnest and grave
deliberation which the extreme importance of such a measure demands.
4. We wish to assure Your Excellency that we shall approach the subject with a
sincere conviction of the necessity of making the proposed Union the means of conferring mutual and lasting practical benefits upon the two Countries now seeking
tS be Confederated.
5. The question submitted by Your Excellency, as to the desirability of the im-
mediate introduction of Responsible Government into the Colony, is one the importance of which we fully estimate.
6. We will carefully consider the Estimates for the year, which have been laid
before the Council.
7. The final audit of accounts within the Colony is of importance to the economical
working of Government Offices in those portions of the Colony with which speedy
communication upon matters of account cannot be had, and we appreciate Your
Excellency's exertions and recommendations in this behalf.
8. The Bill for setting at rest disputes connected with arrears of Taxes upon
Real Estate in Vancouver Island shall be carefully considered, with a view to
equitable and final adjustment.
9. The revision of the Laws affecting the Colony, and their publication in one
uniform Statute Book and in a readily accessible form, is a matter of universal
moment to the Inhabitants of the Colony, and to the proper understanding of the
regulations to which all Settlers are required by the Country to conform.
10. We are, like Your Excellency, impressed with the gravity of the juncture in
public affairs upon which we are assembled, and we join Your Excellency in a
fervent hope that we may, under the guidance of the Almighty, seek to arrive at a
correct decision upon questions which will involve the progress and well-being of
British Columbia for all time to come.
The Hon. Mr. Hamley moved that the Report be adopted, Mr. Nelson seconding.
Mr. DeCosmos moved, in amendment, Mr. Nathan seconding, that the Report be
referred to a Committee of the whole House.
On the question being put it was Resolved in the affirmative.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
. Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, Mr. Alston reported that the Report had
been considered and amended as follows:—
In Section 9, after "revision," the words "and assimilation" be omitted, and
after the word "affecting," the words "the two portions" be omitted.
On the question of the adoption of the Report as amended being put, it was
carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Ordered that the reply be presented to His Excellency by the Members of the
Council.
I The Hon. the Chief Commissioner brought before the Council the subject of His
Excellency's Message No. 1, viz. the Estimates.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, Mr. Nathan seconding,
That a Supply be granted to Her Majesty.
On the miestion beins put it was carried 'nem. con.
Mr. DecTmos movedgtPhatthe Council do go into Committee of Supply on Friday
nGThe Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, in amendment, that the Council go into Com-
mittee of Suoplv to-morrow. __ . ,   _      .     ,
o4 the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved ac-
cordingly.
Mr DeCosmos moved the adjournment till 3 to-morrow.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall, in amendment, till 1 to-morrow.
The amendment having been put and carried, the Council adjourned till 1 o clocK
to-morrow.
Tuesday the 10th day of January, 1S71.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message Mo. 2. A. Musgrave.
The Governor has received the communication from the Speaker of the Honourable Legislative Council forwarding a copy of the Standing Rules which have been
adopted for the present guidance of the Council. The Governor confirms those
Rules, and returns herewith the copy certified accordingly.
Government House,
10th January, 1871.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,
That His Excellency may be pleased to send down a Bill giving a guarantee,
additional to that provided by the Dominion Government, of five per cent, on One
hundred thousand pounds for a period of Twenty Years, dating from the expiration
of that given by the Dominion Government, to a Company undertaking the construction of a Graving Dock at Esquimalt, according to Clause 12 of the proposed
Terms of Confederation.
Mr. Nelson moved in amendment, Mr. Bunster seconding,
That the discussion of the above subject be referred to a Committee of the whole
Council on Monday next.
Whereupon a debate arose, during which the Council adjourned to the call of the
Speaker.
On the Council resuming its Sitting, Mr. Speaker acquainted the Council that agreeably
to the Resolution of yesterday, he, in company with such Members as desired to
attend, had waited on His Excellency with the reply to the opening Address and
His Excellency had been pleased to make thereto the following Rejoinder:
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honourable Legislative Council.
I thank you for your Address, and I receive with gratification the assurance it
contains that the important matters which will be submitted for your consideration
will obtain your careful attention.
Debate on Mr. Nelson's amendment resumed.
And on the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 4, Moes 7.
So the amendment was lost.
On the original question being put the Council again divided
Ayes 5, Moes 6.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
On the Order of the day being read for Committee of Supply
Mr. Skinner moved, Mr. Nelson seconding, '
That the Council go into Committee of Supply on Friday next. 12th JANUARY.
Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, in amendment, that the Council go into Committee
at once.
On the question being; put it was carried in the affirmative and the Council went
into Committee of Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the following Resolution for the adoption of the Council, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted.
On the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supply be granted:—
Governor  $2,052
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjotirned till 1 o'clock on
Thursday'.
Thursday, the 12th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley;
Messrs. Nathan, DeCosmos, Nelson, Btinster, Alston, Skinner.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Skinner moved, Mr DeCosmos seconding—
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, asking
that a sum be placed on the Estimates for the Survey of a Trail from the Shuswap
via the Eagle Pass to Wild Horse Creek.
After some debate, question withdrawn by leave.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nelson moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
for the construction of a Waggon Road from New Westminster to Yale, and that
a sum of money be placed on the Estimates for the commencement of this most important work.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 4, Noes 6.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. DeCosmos moved, Mr- Nathan seconding—
That that portion of the Speech of His Excellency the Governor respecting
Responsible Government, be taken into consideration in Committee of the whole.
Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved in amendment, Hon. Mr. Hamley seconding—
That the Governor be respectfully requested to send down to this House, in accordance with the information contained in his inaugural Address, a Bill "to, enlarge
the number of popular Members, excluding nominated Members from this Council,
so as to enable a new Legislative Body, and the form of administration known as
Responsible Government, to come into operation at the first Session of the Legislature subsequently to the Union of this Colony with Canada."
Mr. Bunster moved in amendment, Mr. Nelson seconding—
..That this House .after having given due consideration to that portion of the Speech
of His Excellency the Governor respecting Responsible Government, is of opinion
that Responsible Government is desired by the people of British Columbia, and
ought to be inaugurated simultaneously with Confederation; and that His Excellency
the Governor be respectfully requested to send down a Bill providing for an increase
in the number of Representatives in the Council and the exclusion of nominated
Members, and to make such other provision as may be deemed advisable in order to
secure the successful working of Responsible Government and its inauguration
simultaneously with the Union of the Colony with the Dominion of Canada.
Upon which a debate arose, during which Mr. Nelson moved, that the same be
adjourned.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 7.
The names, on request, having been taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
Messrs. Nelson, The Hon. Messrs. Trutch,
DeCosmos,
Bunster,
Skinner,
Nathan.
Mr.
Mr.
Hamley,
Helmcken,
Carrall,
Phillippo,
Alston,
Pemberton. 10 13th JAJTCJARY.
So the motion to adjourn the debate was lost.
Mr. Bunster's amendment was then put, on which the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Moes 7.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes JSoes.
Messrs. Nelson, The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken,
DeCosmos, ™»
Bunster, Phillippo,
Skinner, Carrall,
Nathan. 1     5^37
Mr. Pemberton,
Mr. Alston.
So the amendment was lost.
Mr. Helmcken's amendment was then put, on which the Council divided.
Ayes 7, Noes 5.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows :—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch,  ■ Messrs. Nelson.
Phillippo, L DeCosmos,
Helmcken, H Bunster,
CarraU,    i Skinner,
Hamley, Nathan.
Mr. Pemberton,-/
Mr. Alston. ^
On the question being put, the Hon. Messrs. Trutch, Phillippo, Messrs. Pemberton
and Alston retired, and the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 3.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly,
That the Governor be respectfully requested to send down to this House, in accordance with the information contained in his inaugural Address, a Bill "to enlarge
the number of popular Members, excluding nominated Members from the Council, so
as to enable a new Legislative Body, and the form of administration known as
Responsible Government, to come into operation at the first Session of the Legislature subsequently to the Union of this Colony with Canada.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
to-morrow.
Friday the 13th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Alston, Pemberton.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed after having been
amended.
Clement Francis Cornwall, Esq., having been introduced to the Council Chamber, was
sworn in by His Honor Chief Justice Begbie, and took his seat at the Council.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion of Mr. DeCosmos, to consider the
Petition of certain Settlers,
On the motion of the mover, ordered to be deferred till Friday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman of the Committee, reported
the following Resolutions for the adoption of the Council, and asked leave to sit
again.
Resolved that the following sums be voted for the service of the Year 1871:	
Legislative Council  $   900
Colonial Secretary    9 224
Treasury. '',''..[   4^082
Attorney General    4 377
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works    6^998
Collector of Customs  13820
Post Office '.,..,„   3'200
Supreme Court  '500
Attorney General \\   2 463
High Sheriff ,."..".*'.*.*.*.'.;".   1,500 16th JANUARY. n
Police and Gaols  $16,568 95
Gold Commissioner, Kootenay      6,024 50
Do. Cariboo     13,910 00
Do. Yale      7,320 00
Do. Lillooet      4,608 00
Do. Nanaimo      3,714 00
Pensions         485 00
Revenue Services      1,000 00
Administration of Justice      3,900 00
Charitable Allowances    10,500 00'
Education     15,000 00
Police and Gaols     12,000 00
Rent         264 00
Transport      3,250 00
Resolved, That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency tbe Governor,
praying that the Salary of the Stipendiary Magistrate at Lillooet may be increased
to $3,000 per annum.
Resolved, That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
for the purpose of placing in the Estimates an amount sufficient to pay the arrears
of Salary that may be due the former Superintendent of Schools.
Ordered that leave be granted to sit again.
On the question of the adoption of the above Resolutions being put, it was carried
in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Then, on the motion of the Hon/Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Monday next.
Monday, the 16th January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall Helmcken;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, Cornwall, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave notice of motion.
Mr. Bunster gave notice of 2 motions.
On the Order of the day being read for a notice of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, respecting Confederation,
On the motion of the Hon. Member,
Ordered that the same be brought up first on Wednesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of tbe Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The Chairman asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted presently.
The Council went again into Committee of Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Speaker 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.
Resolved, that the following sums be voted for the Year 1871:—
Conveyance of Mails..   $36,549 96
Works and Buildings    23,650 00
Resolved, That the Council recommend that the Mail Service between New Westminster and Victoria be taken into consideration by the Executive, with the object
of conveying, between these points, the Mails at regular and fixed periods, instead
of irregularly as at present, at an increased Subsidy.
That the Contract for carrying the Mails between Victoria and Comox be put up
to public competition in view of getting a better service.
That the Council recommend that the Steamer Sir James Douglas make semimonthly trips between Victoria and Comox. That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, asking
that in any future contract for carrying the Mails to Cariboo, provision be made for
a weekly service during the winter season and a semi-weekly service during
summer.
That His Excellency the Governor, be. respectfully requested to cause a sum of
money to be placed upon the Estimates sufficient to ensure the carrying of Mails
from Quesnelmouth to Omineca.
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
that a sum of $1,000 be added to the Estimates to provide Mail Communication
between Cache Creek and the Mission Valley on Okanagan Lake.
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor requesting
an additional sum of $600 be placed on the Estimates for the conveyance of Mails
from Victoria to Kootenay.
That the Council recommend a sum of money, not exceeding $100, be granted for
receiving the Mails at the Steamboat Landing, Salt Spring Island, and to carry the
same through the Settlements on the Island.
That the Council, recommend that Tenders be called for to convey the Mails
between Victoria and Saanich, Victoria and Metchosin, and Victoria and Esquimalt.
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, .respectfully
requesting that he will cause the sum of $15,000 to be placed upon the Estimates for
the purpose of constructing a Waggon Road across the Giscome Portage, and improving the navigation of Crooked and Omineca Rivers; and that such further sum
be placed upon the Estimates, as His Excellency may deem sufficient, for the purpose of exploring for the best route for a Trail from Quesnelmouth to Germansen
Creek, and for making the same as soon as the exploration is completed.
That this Council recommend that $3000 be granted to open a Trail from the Forks
of Skeena to Tatla Landing, providing there are sufficient funds at the disposal of
the Government.
On the question of the adoption of the foregoing Resolutions being put, it was
carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Then, on the motion of the Hon, Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock tomorrow.
Tuesday, the 17th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall, Helmcken;
Messrs. Alston, Pemberton, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee..
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the following Resolutions passed, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Resolved, That the following Supplies be voted for the Year 1871:	
Roads, Streets, and Bridges  $54,550 00
Miscellaneous Services     23,260 00
Interest  103,440 00
Drawbacks and Refunds      2 100 00
Sinking Fund     50,197 50
Home Government Account      3 274 30
Government Vessels     12 800 00
Light Houses       9',370 00
Resolvod, That a sum be placed on the Estimates in support of the Fire Department of New Westminster, not exceeding the amount allowed the Deluge Companv
Victoria. r    j>
That the sum of $500 be placed on the Estimates for the Williams Creek Fire
Brigade.
That the Representative Members of the Council be indemnified for their expenses
in .attending to jbhe^r..Legislative duties during the present Session
On the question of the adoption of the foregoing Resolutions being put, it was
carried m the affirmative and Resolved accordingly. 20th JANUARY. 13
Mr. Nathan moved the suspension of the Standing Orders to enable him to eive a notice
of motion. °
Ordered accordingly.
Mr. Nathan gave notice of motion.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Wednesday.
Wednesday, the 18th January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall Helmcken;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, Cornwall, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Mi*. DeCosmos presented three  Petitions from Merchants and Farmers of Victoria
District.
Ordered to be read.   Read aloud by the Clerk.
Ordered to he on the table.
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
6
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Trutch moved, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken
seconding—
That this Council do now resolve itself into Committee of the Whole to prepare
an Address to Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, praying for the Confederation
of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada on the terms offered to this
Colony by the Government of the Dominion, as specified in the Minute of the
Honourable the Privy Council of Canada, transmitted in the Despatch from the
Governor General of Canada of the 7th of July, 1870, addressed to the Governor,
and laid before this Council by His Excellency with his opening Speech.
On the question being put, it was carried nem. con. and Resolved accordingly.
The Council went into Committee accordingly.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported some progress made
with the Address, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted for the next sitting of the Council.
Mr. Nathan moved that the Standing Orders be suspended to enable him to give a
notice of motion.
Standing Orders suspended accordingly.
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Friday.
Friday the 20th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley;
Messrs. Nathan, DeCosmos, Nelson, Bunster, Alston, Skinner.
Mr. Speaker read the following Dedimus Pdtestatem from the Governor empowering him
to swear in T. B. Humphreys, Esq.
To the Hon. Philip James Hankin, Speaker 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 special trust and confidence in the fidelity, learning, and integrity
of the said Philip James Hankin, and under and by virtue of all powers and 14
20iH JANUARY.
authorities him, the said Anthony Musgrave, as such Governor m that behalf
enabling, hath appointed, and by these presents doth give and grant unto the said
Philip James Hankin full power and authority to administer the customary oath to
Thomas Basil Humphreys.
Given under my hand and seal, at Victoria, British Columbia, this
Twentieth day of January, One thousand eight hundred and seventy-
A. Musgrave.
Thomas Basil Humphreys, Esquire, entered the Council Chamber, to whom Mr Speaker
administered the customary Oath of Allegiance, and who then took his seat at the
Council.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 3. ,1 A- Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith to the Legislative Council a Bill entitled " An
Act to appropriate the sum of Three hundred and forty-seven thousand five
hundred and thirty-five dollars and one cent, out of the General Revenue of the
Colony, for the contingent service of the year 1871."
Government House,
18th January, 1871.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch moved, the Hon. Mr. Carrall seconding, that the Supply Bill be
now read a first time.   Ordered accordingly.
Bill read first time.
Ordered to be read second time at once.
Read second time accordingly.
Ordered to be committed on Monday next.
Mr. Humphreys spoke to a question of privilege.
The Hon. Mr.
Mr
Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
Carrall gave notice of motion.
Nathan gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on an Address to
the Queen on Confederation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the following
Address to the Queen to have been adopted by the Committee:—
To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
Most Gr.acious Sovereign:
We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Members of the Legislative Council of British Columbia in Council assembled, humbly approach Your
Majesty for the purpose of representing:—
That, during the last Session of the late Legislative Council, the subject of the
admission of the Colony of British Columbia into the Union or Dominion of Canada
was taken into consideration, and a Resolution on the subject was agreed to
embodying the terms upon which it was proposed that this Colony should enter the
Union;
That, after the close of the Session, Delegates were sent by the Government of
this Colony to Canada, to confer with the Government of the Dominion with respect
to the admission of British Columbia into the Union upon the terms proposed-
That, after considerable discussion by the Delegates with the Members of the
Government of the Dominion of Canada, the Terms and Conditions hereinafter
specified were adopted by a Committee of the Privy Council of Canada and were
by them reported to the Governor General for his approval*
That, such Terms were communicated to the Government of this Colony bv the
; overnor General of Canada, in a Despatch dated July 7th,  1870, and are a
followi
as
at\heSeaofthe %$£?*"** ^^ LiabiHtieS °f **«* Colombia existin
2. British Columbia not having incurred debts equal to those of the other
Provinces now-constituting the Dominion shall be entitled to receive, by half-yearly
payments madvancefrom.the General Government, Interest at the rate of five per
;cenfcqser annum on the differenteeibetwee*ehe actuW- amount of ifc'debtedness at 20th JANUARY. 15
the date of the Union, and the indebtedness per head of the population of Nova
bcotia and New Brunswick ($27-77), the population of British Columbia beimr taken
at 60,000. °
3. The following sums shall be paid by Canada to British Columbia for the support of its Government and Legislature, to wit: and Annual subsidy of $35,000 and
an Annual Grant equal to 80 cents per head of the said population of 60,000, both
half-yearly in advance, such Grant of 80 cents per head to be augmented in proportion to the increase of population, as may be shewn by each subsequent decennial
census, until the population amounts to 400,000, at which rate such Grant shall
thereafter remain, it being understood that the first census be taken in the year 1881.
4. The Dominion will provide an efficient Mail Service, fortnightly, by steam communication between Victoria and San Francisco, and twice a week between Victoria
and Olympia; the Vessels to be adapted for the conveyance of freight and passengers.
5. Canada will assume and defray the charges for the following Services:—
A. Salary of the Lieutenant Governor;
B. Salaries and allowances of the Judges of the Superior Courts and the County
of District Courts;
C. The charges in respect to the Department of Customs;
D. The Postal and Telegraphic Services;
E. Protection and Encouragement of Fisheries;
F. Provision for the Militia;
G. Lighthouses, Buoys, and Beacons, Shipwrecked Crews, Quarantine and
Marine Hospitals, including a Marine Hospital at Victoria;
H. The Geological Survey;
I.   The Penitentiary;
And such further charges as may be incident to and connected with the services
which by the British North America Act of 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 British Columbia into the
Dominion of Canada.
7. It is agreed that the existing Customs Tariff and Excise Duties shall continue
in force in British Columbia until the Railway from the Pacific Coast and the
system of Railways in Canada are connected, unless the Legislature of British
Columbia should sooner decide to accept the Tariff and Excise Laws of Canada.
When Customs and Excise Duties are, at the time of the Union of British Columbia
with Canada, leviable on any Goods Wares, or Merchandizes in British Columbia, or
in the other Provinces of the Dominion, those Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes may,
from and after the Union, be imported into British Columbia from the Provinces now
composing the Dominion, or from either of those Provinces into British Columbia,
on proof of payment of the Customs or Excise Duties leviable thereon in the Province
of Exportation, and on payment of such further amount (if any) of Customs or
Excise Duties as are leviable thereon in the Province of Importation. This arrangement to have no force or effect after the assimilation of the Tariff and Excise Duties
of British Columbia with those of the Dominion.
8. British Columbia shall be entitled to be represented in the Senate by Three
Members, and by Six Members in the House of Commons. The representation to be
increased under the provisions of the " British North America Act, 1867."
9. The influence of the Dominion Government will be used to secure the continued
maintenance of the Naval Station at Esquimalt.
10. The provisions of the " British North America Act, 1867," shall (except those
parts thereof which are in terms made, or by reasonable intendment may be held to
be specially applicable to and only affect one and not the whole of the Provinces
now comprising the Dominion, and except so far as the same may be varied by this
Minute) be applicable to British Columbia, in the same way and to the like extent
as they apply to the other Provinces of the Dominion, and as if the Colony of British
Columbia had been one of the Provinces originally united by the said Act.
11. The Government of the Dominion undertake to secure the commencement
simultaneously, within two years from the date of the Union, of the construction of
a Railway from the Pacific towards the Rocky Mountains, and from such point as
may be selected, East of the Rocky Mountains, towards the Pacific, to connect the
seaboard of British Columbia with the Railway system of Canada; and further, to
secure the completion of such Railway within ten years from the date of the Union,
And the Government of British Columbia agree to convey to the Dominion Gor
vernment, in trust, to be appropriated in such manner as the Dominion Government
may deem advisable in furtherance of the construction of the said Railway, a similar
extent of Public Lands along the line of Railway throughout its entire length in
British Columbia, not to exceed, however Twenty (20) Miles on each side of said
line as may be; appropriated for the same purpose by the Dominion Government
from the Public Lands in the North-West Territories and the Province of Manitoba. 16
20th JANUARY.
or
Provided that the quantity of land which may be held under Pre-emption right
by Crown Grant within the limits of the tract of land in British Columbia to be so
conveyed to the Dominion Government shall be made good to the Dominion from
contiguous Public Lands; and provided further, that until the commencement,
within two years as aforesaid from the date of the Union, of the construction of the
said Railway, the Government of British Columbia shall not sell or alienate any further portions of the Public Lands of British Columbia in any other way than under
right of Pre-emption, requiring actual residence of the Pre-emptor on the land
claimed by him. In consideration of the land to be so conveyed in aid of the construction of the said Railway, the Dominion Government agree to pay to British
Columbia, from the date of the Union, the sum of $100,000 per annum, in half-yearly
payments in advance.
12. The Dominion Government shall guarantee the Interest for Ten Years from
the date of the completion of the works, at the rate of Five per centum per annum,
on such sum, not exceeding £100,000 sterling, as may be required for the construction
of a first class Graving Dock at Esquimalt.
13. The charge of the Indians, and the trusteeship and management of the lands
reserved for their use and benefit, shall be assumed by the Dominion Government,
and a policy as liberal as that hitherto pursued by the British Columbia Government
shall be continued by the Dominion Government after the Union.
To carry out such policy, tracts of land of such extent as it has hitherto been the
pratice of the British Columbia Government to appropriate for that purpose, shall
from time to time be conveyed by the Local Government to the Dominion Government in trust for the use and benefit of the Indians, on application of the Dominion
Government; and in case of disagreement between the two Governments respecting
the quantity of such tracts of land to be so granted, the matter shall be referred for
the decision of the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
14. 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 the Union until altered under the authority of
the said Act, it being at the same time understood that the Government of the
Dominion will readily consent to the introduction of Responsible Government when
desired by the inhabitants of British Columbia, and it being likewise understood
that it is the intention of the Governor of British Columbia, under the authority of
the Secretary of State for the Colonies, to amend the existing Constitution of the
Legislature by providing that a majority of its Members shall be Elective.
The Union shall take effect according to the foregoing terms and conditions on
such day as Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Most Honourable Privy
Council may appoint (on addresses from the Legislature of the Colony of British
Columbia, and of the Houses of Parliament of Canada, in the terms of the 146th
Section of the "British North America Act, 1867,") and British Columbia may in its
address specify the Electoral Districts for which the first Election of Members to
serve in House of Commons shall take place.
That such Terms have prove generally acceptable to the people of this Colony;
That this Council is therefore willing to enter into Union with the Dominion of
Canada upon such Terms, and humbly submit that under the circumstances it is
expedient that the admission of this Colony into such Union, as aforesaid, should
be effected at as early a date as may be found practicable under the provisions of
the 146th Section of the " British North America Act, 1867."
We, therefore, humbly pray that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased, by
and with the advice of Your Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, under the
provisions of the 146th Section of the "British North America Act, 1867," to
admit British Columbia into the Union or Dominion of Canada on the basis of the
Terms and Conditions offered to this Colony by the Government of the Dominion
of Canada, hereinbefore set forth; and, inasmuch as by the said Terms British
Columbia is empowered in its Address to specify the Electoral Districts for which
the first Election of Members to serve in the House of Commons shall take place
we humbly pray that such Electoral Districts may be declared under the Order
in Council to be as follows:—
That "New Westminster District" and the "Coast District," as defined in a
Public Notice issued from the Lands and Works Office on the 15th day of December, 1869, by the desire of the Governor, and purporting to be in accordance with
the provisions of the 39th Clause of the " Mineral Ordinance, 1869," shall constitute
one District, to be designated "New Westminster District," and return One
Member;
That "Cariboo District" and "Lillooet District," as specified in the said public
notice, shall constitute one District, to be designated " Cariboo District" and
return One Member; '
That "Yale District" and | Kootenay-District," as specified in the said public
notice^ shall constitute one District, to be designated "Yale District," and return
One Member; ' «<**"
TJattii ose portions of Vancouver Island known as "Victoria District," "Esquimalt District," and "Metchosin District," a8 defined in the Official Maps of those 23¥d JANUARY. $j
Districts in the Land Office, Victoria, and which Maps are designated' respectively
" Victoria District Official Map, 1858," " Esquimalt District Official Map, 1858,"
ahd. Metchosin District Official' Map, A. D. 1858," shall constitute one District,
to be designated | Victoria District," and return Two Members.
And, that all the rettiainder of Vancouver Island', and all such Islands adjacent
thereto, as were formerly Dependencies of the late Colony of Vancouver Island,
shall constitute one District, to be' designated " Vancouver Island District," ana
return One Member.
On the question of the adoption of the above address being put it wascafrried
unanimously and Resolved accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch moved, the,Hon. Mr. Nathan seconding, that the following
Address be presented to His Excellency the' Governor :—
May it please Your Exceffl&iey:
We, the Members of the Legislature, in Council assembled, having' agreed to an
Address to Her Most Gracious Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will be most
graciously pleased, by and with the advice of Her Most Honourable Privy Council,
to admit British Columbia, under the provisions of the 146th Section of the "British
North America Act," into the Dominion of Canada, on the basis of the terms and
conditions offered to this Colony by the Government of the Dominion of Canada, as
in such Address set forth, do hereby pray that Your Excellency may be pleased to
transmit such Address to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,
to be laid at the foot of the throne.
On the question being pttt', it was carried nem. con. and Resolved accordingly.
On the motion of Mr. Humphreys, Ordered that the Address be printed for pTiblic
circulation.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of Mr. DeCosmos,
Ordered to be postponed till Wednesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Carrall asked leave to bring* in the Lane
and Kurtz Mining Company's Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted.;
The Hon. Member handed in the said Bill.
Ordered to be read first time at once.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Monday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Bunster moved, Mr DeCosmos seconding—
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to cause the sum of
$2,000 to be appropriated for the purpose of building a Bridge over the Nanaimo
River.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Bunster moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding—
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to put in the Supplementary Estimates $750 to build a Bridge at a suitable place across Courtney River,
in Comox, so as to enable the Settlers on the south side of the River to have a ready
access to the Steamboat Landing.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Monday.
Monday the 23rd day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley;
Messrs. Nathan, DeCosmos, Nelson, Bunster, Alston, Skinner, Cornwall, Humphreys.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Mr. Nathan presented the Petition of the Mayor and Council of Victoria.
Ordered to be received and read.   Read aloud accordingly.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the table.
Mr. Humphreys gave notice of 2 motions.
Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of 3, motions.
Mr. Bunster gave notice of motion. 18 24th JANUARY.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding—
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to place on the
Estimates a sum sufficient to secure a semi-weekly Mail Service between this and
Ports on the Sound. ,
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved— j
That an Address be forwarded to the Government of Canada, representing the
insufficiency of the Ten Years'Dock guarantee, and soliciting an increase of the
term of years sufficient to ensure the immediate construction of the Dock.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall moved, in amendment, Mr. DeCosmos seconding—
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, respectfully
representing that doubts exist as to the sufficiency of the guarantee provided in
Section 12 in the Terms of Confederation offered by the Dominion of Canada, and
accepted by this Council, to ensure the construction of a Graving Dock at Esquimalt,
and that this Council therefore solicit His Excellency the Governor to move the
Government of the Dominion to extend the guarantee for such further period, < or
afford such further inducements to capitalists, as will secure the speedy completion
of a work of such vital importance to the general interests not only of British
Columbia but of the Dominion.
The amendment having taken the place of the original question, and having been
put, it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. Cornwall seconding—
That all Flour made from Wheat raised in the Colony be exempted from Road
Tolls.
Mr. DeCosmos moved, in amendment, that the following words be added, Mr.
Skinner seconding—
"And that His Excellency the Governor be requested to send down a Bill to the
Council amending the Law, so as to ensure the exemption of Flour so manufactured."
Amendment put and carried.
On the question as amended being put the Council divided.o
Ayes 10, Noes 3.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on Supply Bill.
Mr: Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
without amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Kurtz and Lane Mining Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed to-morrow.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall moved the suspension of Standing Orders to enable him. to give a
notice of motion.
Question negatived.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
to-morrow.
Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken Carrall-
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Alston, Pemberton Cornwall'
Humphreys. ' |
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave a notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Nelson gave a notice of motion.
PUTSl^^^
ttfjTrmi' °f the GenLl Eevenue of the ^tei&SSSg^'SZ oi
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan asked leave to bring in a Bill to re™*!
the Customs Ordinance of 1870. s U1 t0 rePeaI
Ordered that leave be granted.
The Hon. mover accordingly presented the said Bill
Ordered to be read first time.   Read first time accordingly. 25th JANUARY. 19
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Carrall asked leave to bring in a Bill to
protect Thomson's patent Road Steamers.
|   Ordered that leave be granted and that the Bill be now read first time.
On the question of the second reading of the said Bill being put, the Hon. mover
asked leave to withdraw the same.
Ordered that leave be granted.    Bill withdrawn accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. Cornwall seconding,—
That the Canadian Tariff be adopted simultaneously with Confederation.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved in amendment, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
That this Council earnestly solicits His Excellency the Governor to move the
Government of the Dominion to consent to the alteration of the existing British
Columbia Tariff by the Legislature of the Colony during the present Session, to the
following effect:—
The Duty on Spirits to be reduced to the rate imposed by the existing Canadian
Tariff, viz., Eighty cents per gallon.
The Duty on Flour to be reduced to Seventy-five cents per barrel, and the Duty
on Wheat to Ten cents per bushel.
This Council being convinced that such changes would result in mutual benefit to
the whole Dominion and to British Columbia.
And that His Excellency be pleased to communicate this Resolntion to the
Governor General of Canada by Telegraph.
On the question being put as to the substitution of the amendment for the
original question,
The Council divided:
Ayes 8, Noes 2.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken, The Hon.Mr. Carrall,
Messrs. Nathan, Mr. Cornwall.
Humphreys,
Nelson,
DeCosmos,
Bunster,
Skinner,
Alston.
Messrs. Phillippo, Trutch and Pemberton not having voted, were counted in the
affirmative, so the vote stood,—   .
Ayes 11, Noes 2.
And it was carried in the affirmative
On the original question being put the Council again divided.
Ayes 9, Noes 1.
So 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 Member
for Lillooet, motion withdrawn by leave..
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. Skinner seconding,—
That an address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying that a sum
of money be granted for the purpose of making a trail from Lytton to Lillooet.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Kurtz and
Lane Company's Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr.  Speaker   resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported some progress
made with the Bill, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock tomorrow.
Wednesday, the 25th January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall Helmcken;
Messrs.   Nathan,   Nelson,    DeCosmos,    Bunster,   Skinner,   Pemberton,   Alston,
Humphreys.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed. 20 26 m JANUARY.
Mr. Humphreys spoke to a question of privilege as to reports of his speech in the British
Colonist. .      j-
Mi;, funster spoke-to a question of privilege as to reports of his speech m the
Bruisn Colonist.
Mr. Humphreys gave a notice; of motion*.
Mr. Alston gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Bunster gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Nelson gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Humphreyrgave a notice of motioii.
On the Order of the'daybeiiig read for the motion standing in the name of Mr. De-
Gosmos^respecting* a road in the Victoria District.
j Ogdeie'd that leave be granted to withdraw the same.
Withdrawn accordingly.
FurBuant'to the Order of the day, Mr. DeOo'staos moved, Mr. Bunster seconding,—
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to Itfjr' before this
©onfftiiba Rfctuifa! setting fbrth the amount of Roa^f Ta£ levied, collected, and expended in each Road District in Vancouver Island in 1870.
' ©fifthe* question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant t^the Order of the day,—
Mr. DeCosmos asked the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
WBether it is the intention of the Government to send Road Parties through the
Districts on Vancouver Island this year, as in former years; and whether it is not
possible to repair and improve Roads by Contract with equal advantage to the
Public.    The Hon. Mr. Trutch replied.
Pursuant to the Orde¥ of the day, the Hon. Mr. Carrall asked leave to bring in Loan
and Investment Amendment Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill now read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Tuesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken asked leave to bring in Legal
Professions Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill now read first time.
Read fli*st time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on the 1st February.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nelson moved, Mr. Nathan seconding,—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, asking that a Return
of the amount of Land Pre-empted, Sold, and Leased in the different Districts
throughout the Colony for the yeai*'l870, be laid before the Council.
On the question being .put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Customs Amendment
Bill, Ordered to be postponed till some future day.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went'into Committee on the Kurtz and
Lane Mining Company's Bill."
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Bill be read third time to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch,'-the Council atijfrurned til^l o'clock tomorrow.
Thursday, the 26th day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken; Messrs.
Alston, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Humphreys, Cornwall.
T>m iWirmtAs of the Previous-MeetinspTead and' confirmed 31st JANUARY. 2T
Mr. Humphreys gave notice of 4 motions.
Mr. Alston gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. DeCosmos moved, Mr. Skinner seconding,	
That, inasmuch as a call has been issued by the Lands and Works Department
for payment of all instalments due on Land Pre-empted under Vancouver Island
Pre-emption Proclamations, 1861-2, requiring payment to be made by the 31st
March next, and inasmuch as that time is inopportune for the Farmers to pay, and
calculated in numerous instances to operate as an injury to the Settlers if payment
be then enforced, a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
praying that the time for payment be postponed till some convenient period after
next harvest, and that further notice be given of such postponement.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Bunster moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, asking
that a Bill be sent down to this House imposing a poll tax of $50 per head per
annum on all Chinamen engaged in any occupation in the Colony.
Ordered that leave be granted to withdraw the same.
Withdrawn accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Alston asked leave to bring in Mechanics and
Literary Institutes Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill now read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Friday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys asked the Attorney General about
the practice of County Court Judges refusing to allow plaintiffs to serve a summons.
The Hon. Mr. Phillippo replied.
On the Order of the day being read for the third reading of the Kurtz and Lane Co. Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till Tuesday.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Tuesday next.
Tuesday, the 31st day of January, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Humphreys,
Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 4. A. Musgrave.
The Governor has received the Resolution of the Hon. the Legislative Council,
requesting him to send down a Bill to enlarge the number of Representative Members, excluding nominated Members from the Council, so as to enable a new Legislative
Body and the form of administration known as Responsible Government to come
into operation at the first Session of the Legislature subsequent to the Union of this
Colony with the Dominion of Canada.
In compliance with this request the Governor submits for the consideration of the
Council a Bill entitled " An Act to amend and alter the Constitution of this Colony."
Government House,
31st January, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, Ordered that the Constitution
Bill be now read a first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Thursday next.
A further Message, read as follows:—
Message No. 5. A. Musgrave.
The Governor has received the Resolution of the Honourable Legislative Council,
respecting the propriety of postponing payment of the instalments due on Land
pre-empted under Vancouver Island Pre-emption Proclamations, 1861-2, until some
convenient period after next harvest. 22 31st JANUARY.
The Governor regrets that he does not consider himself at liberty to comply with
the suggestion of the Council. These payments are due to the Vancouver Islana
Crown Fund, and it is important that the accounts of this fund should be settled
before the proposed Union of this Colony with the Dominion of Canada
Government House,
31st January, 1871.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave a notice of motion.
Mr. DeCosmos gave a notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall spoke to a question of privilege as to certain statements in the
British Colonist.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Bunster moved, Mr DeCosmos seconding,—
That a sum be placed on the Supplementary Estimates, to compensate the Postmaster at Nanaimo for his services.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 3.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nelson moved, Mr. Humphreys seconding,—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
that an amount be placed upon the Supplementary Estimates for the conveyance of
Mails, twice a week, between Victoria and New Westminster, and that j His
Excellency be pleased to direct that negotiations be at once entered into, either
with the parties at present performing the duties, or that the performance of the
work be offered to public competition.
On the question being put, it was carried nem con. and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys asked the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Whether it is the intention of the Government to at
once grant leases of land for grazing purposes to the farmers and stock-raisers in
the valley of the Fraser, and, also, whether it is not expedient that'the Government
should send down a Bill to assimilate the grazing law of New South Wales
with the pre-emption laws of British Columbia.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys asked the Hon. the Colonial Secretary,
Whether it is the intention of the Government to recommend or allow pensions or
compensation to Subordinate Officers, and if so, whether such compensation ci;
pension will be proportioned to their length of Service.
The Hon. Mr. Hankin replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys asked the Hon. the Colonial Secretary,
For particulars and information with reference to the alleged undue punishment
of the nine Sailors, of the Ship " Golden Age," who are at present confined in the
Gaol at New Westminster.
The Hon. Mr. Hankin replied.
On the Order of the day being read for Mr. Alston to ask leave to bring in Chemists'
and Druggists' Bill.
Ordered to be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken seconding,—
That the Petition of the Mayor and Council of Victoria be considered.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Whereupon Mr. Nathan moved, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken seconding,—
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, respectfully requesting that he would be pleased to send down a Bill amending the " Fire
Companies' Aid Ordinance, 1869," by levying .an annual tax of $250 for the benefit
of the Fire Department, on all Fire Insurance Companies doing business in Victoria
Mr. Alston moved that $300 be substituted for $250.
Amendment put and carried.
On the question as amended being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe days Mr. Humphreys asked the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Whether the Government is disposed to favour a money
assistance to parties who will undertake and guarantee the completion of extensive
ditch or canal cuttings for irrigating farm land; also, for information in regard of
the claimants and ownership to the surveyed land in the township of Clintonfin the
district of Lillooet. K
The Hon. Mr. Trutch replied. 2nd FEBRUARY. 23
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows :—
Message No. 6. A> MuSGRAVE.
The Governor has received the address of the Honourable Legislative Council
requesting that he will transmit to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for
the Colonies, to be laid at the foot of the throne, the Address to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty will be graeiously pleased, by and with the consent of Her
Most Honourable Privy Council, to admit British Columbia, under the provisions of
the 146th Section of the British North America Act, into the Union or Dominion of
Canada, on the basis of the terms and conditions offered to this Colony by the
Government of the Dominion of Canada.
The Governor will have much gratification in transmitting this Address for the
gracious consideration of the Queen. He has already informed the Secretary of
State of the decision of the Council by Telegraph, and he with pleasure takes this
opportunity to congratulate the Council upon the harmonious and unanimous manner
in which this important matter has been treated by them.
Government House,
January 31st, 1871.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
That a Committee be appointed to consider the expediency of submitting a
scheme to dyke and make available for agricultural purposes the delta of the Fraser.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker appointed the following gentlemen:—Messrs. DeCosmos,
Humphreys, Nelson, Alston, and Skinner.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Loan and Investment
Amendment Bill.
Ordered to be postponed till Tuesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Kurtz and Lane Mining Company's Bill was read
third time, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass, and its title be " The Kurtz
and Lane Mining Company's Act, 1871."
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Thursday.
Thursday, the 2nd day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, Bunster, Skinner, Humphreys.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 7. A. MuSGRAVE.
Referring to the Message from the Honourable Legislative Council of the 24th
ultimo, with a Resolution requesting the Governor to move the Government of the
Dominion to consent to the alteration of the British Columbian Tariff in certain
particulars by the Legislature of the Colony, during the present Session, the
Governor forwards for the information of the Council a copy of a telegram which
he transmitted to Lord Lisgar upon this subject, and of the reply which he has this
day received.*
Government House,
2nd February, 1871.
Ordered that the enclosures be printed.
Mr. Nathan presented the Petition of certain Solicitors.
Ordered to be read.    Read aloud by the Clerk.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Humphreys gave 3 notices of motion.
Mr. Nelson gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Nathan gave 2 notices of motion.
* See Sessional Papers No. 1.
I 24 3rd FEBRUARY.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Constitution Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
M^vSpeaker left the Chair.
M^r/Skinner in the Chair of tbe Committee.
On Mry Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported considerable progress
made with the Bill, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted the first thing on the Order of the day for tomorrow.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Legal Professions Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Customs Repeal Bill,
Ordered to be postponed.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon. Mr.
Carrall, relative to Road Steamer Bill, motion dropped.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock tomorrow.
Friday, the 3rd February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall Helmcken;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Alston,
Humphreys, Cornwall.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Mr. Humphreys presented the Petition of the inhabitants of Lillooet.
Ordered to be read.   Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Nathan presented the petition of the Mayor and Council of Victoria.
Ordered to be read.   Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Cornwall gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Constitution
Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported progress made with
the Bill, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted for Monday.
Mr. Humphreys moved that this Council adjourn.
On the question being put the Council divided.'
Ayes 7, Noes 7.
Mr. Speaker voted in the negative.   Adjournment lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Mechanics Bill was read second time
Ordered to be committed Tuesday next.
On the Order of the day being read for the motion for considering the Governor's
JM6SS3>2*6 JxlO. o,
Ordered to be deferred till this day week.
Pursuant to the Order of the day Mr. Humphreys asked the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Whether it is the intention of the GovernniPnt+n w I
Contract,   the Surveys of the Pre-emption and Grazi^ri*?™ %mentto, lf> \j
Surveyed during the present year, andPif sucSlettngT| SS'^fJS I
^^rdt^ 6th FEBRUARY. 25
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved the second reading of
the Legal Professions Bill. 6
Whereupon a debate arose, which having terminated, and the question beinff nut
the Council divided. & f   »
Ayes 6, Noes 6.
Which being a tie vote, the Speaker cast his vote in the negative.
So the question was negatived and the Bill thrown out.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall moved the suspension of the Standing Orders.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall moved the first reading of the Thomson's Patent Road
Steamers Bill.    Ordered accordingly.
Bill read first time.
Ordered to be read second time on Wednesday next.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Monday.
Monday, the 6th day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley;
Messrs. Nathan, Nelson, Bunster, Skinner, Humphreys, DeCosmos, Cornwall, Alston.
Pemberton.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 8. A. MuSGRAVE.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on behalf of
Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Act to exempt the Lane and Kurtz Cariboo
Mining Company from the payment of Duties and Road and Bridge Tolls on certain
Machinery Imported, and yet to be Imported by them, for Mining purposes."
Government House,
Qth February, 1871.
A further Message, read as follows:—
Message No. 9. A. Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on behalf
of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Act to appropriate the sum of Three hundred
and forty-seven thousand five hundred and thirty-five Dollars and One Cent, out of
the General Revenue of the Colony, for the Contingent Service of the year 1871."
Government House,
Qth February, 1871.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken presented the Petition of Philip Cadell.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken further presented the Petition of certain Inhabitants of Victoria
against the Thomson Road Steamer Bill.*
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to be taken up in connection with the said Bill.
Mr. Humphreys gave a notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Constitution
Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman 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 the day, Mr. Nelson moved, Mr. Humphreys seconding,—
That whereas the Tolls levied upon certain goods and commodities passing over
the Trunk Road of the Mainland portion of British Columbia bear injuriously upon
the industrial interests of the Interior; and whereas the public debt incurred by the
construction of the said Trunk Road will be assumed by the Dominion Government
upon the Union of this Colony with Canada; be it Resolved, That an humble address
be presented to His Excellency the Governor, recommending that on and after the
icy
See Sessional Papers No. 26 9th FEBRUARY.
Union of this Colony with Canada the Tolls now levied on certain goods and commodities passing over the said Trunk Road of the Mainland portion of British
Columbia shall cease and determine.
Ordered that leave be granted to withdraw the motion.
Withdrawn accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Cornwall moved, Mr. Nelson seconding,—
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, asking
for an appropriation of $250 for the Carriage of Mails between Lytton and Nicola
Lake. •,.    i
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till I o'clock tomorrow.
Tuesday the 7th day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Trutch, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall, Helmcken;
Messrs. Alston, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Humphreys Pemberton.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed
Mr. Humphreys gave a notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken gave a notice of motion.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Constitution Bill,
Ordered to be re-committed.
The Council went again into Committee.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill to have been
slightly amended and to be now complete.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
Bill read third time accordingly.
Resolved, that this Bill do pass, and its title be | The Constitution Act, 1871."
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Loan and Investment
Amendment Bill.
Ordered to be postponed till Wednesday week.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Mechanics'
Institute Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
The Hon. Mr. Hamley in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with certain amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time on Thursday.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
•    That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
for an appropriation of the sum of $250 for the purpose of conveying the Mails from
Clinton to Canoe Creek.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Phillippo, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Thursday next.
Thursday, the 9th day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall;  Messrs
Cornwall, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Humphreys-
Alston. r     J *
mv„ Minn+Asi of the previous Meeting read and confirmed. 9th FEBRUARY. 27
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows :—
Message No. 10. A MuSQRAVE.
The Governor forwards herewith a Return of the amount of Land Pre-empted
Sold, and Leased in the different Districts throughout the Colony in 1870 as called
for by the Resolution of the Honourable Legislative Council of the 25th January
Government House,
lih February, 1871.
Ordered that the Return be printed.
Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of Messrs. Harper and Irving.
Ordered to be read.   Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
On the Order of the day being read for consideration of the Governor's Message No. §,
Ordered to be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
for a Return of all moneys expended and collected on the Douglas-Alexandria and
Tale-Clinton-Cariboo Waggon Roads from the beginning and completion of the said
Waggon Roads, together with the amount of indebtedness, and the interest per
centum paid and to be paid on said indebtedness appertaining to said Waggon Roads.
Question put and carried.
The Council, pursuant to the Order of the day, having taken into consideration the
adoption of the Canadian Tariff,
Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. Cornwall seconding,—
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, respectfully requesting him to acquaint the Government of the Dominion of Canada, that
it is the wish of this Council that the Canadian Tariff and Excise Laws should embrace British Columbia simultaneously with the admission of this Colony into the
Dominion, or as soon thereafter as practicable.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
That whereas in reply to a Resolution passed by this Council and transmitted to
the Government of Canada, a telegraph message was received from the Governor
General of Canada, Lord Lisgar, stating that " after acceptance of the Terms of
I Union by Canada, Parliament may in its discretion modify the British Columbia
" Tariff on the request of British Columbia," this Council Resolves that His Excellency the Governor will be pleased to communicate to Lord Lisgar the desire of this
Council that the Government of Canada will be pleased to lay before the Parliament
of Canada the proposition that the Tariff of British Columbia may be altered as
follows :—That the duty on spirits be reduced to the Canadian standard, and that
the duty upon wheat be reduced to ten cents per bushel, and that upon flour to 75
cents per barrel. That this Council ask this, feeling that it will prevent a great
deal of harm to British Columbia, and thus do much good to the Dominion at large.
That His Excellency will be pleased to instruct the Hon. Mr. Trutch to give the
Government of Canada the reasons for the foregoing; and that the Hon. Mr. Trutch
be empowered to take such steps for the purpose as, upon consultation with the
Government of the Dominion of Canada, he may deem necessary.
The amendment having taken the place of the original motion, and being put,
the Council divided.
Ayes 7, Noes 4.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—*
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken, The Hon. Mr. Carrall,
Phillippo, Messrs. Nathan,
Messrs. Nelson, Cornwall,
Humphreys, Alston.
DeCosmos,
Skinner,
Bunster.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. Nelson seconding,—
That an address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying that a
Return be furnished the Council showing the Exports from British Columbia for the
vears 1867 1868,1869, and 1870, specifying articles, quantities, and values, and
Countries to which Exported; also a Return of Bonded Goods shipped to sea-going
Shins or supplied free of Duty to Her Majesty's Navy, specifying articles, quantities,
and values; also a Return of aU Goods in Bond on January 31st, 1871, specifying
articles, quantities, and values.
Question put and carried.
~~" I * See Sessional Paper.s No. 4. 28 10th FEBRUARY.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Customs Amendment Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be brought up for committal at some day to be named.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Thomson Road
Steamer Bill, a debate arose, which having terminated,
It was ordered that the Bill be brought up for second reading on Monday next.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Nelson, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on Friday next.
Friday, tbe 10th February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall Helmcken;  Messrs.
Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Alston, Humphreys.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 11. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith to the Honourable Legislative Council the
Supplementary Estimates for the year 1870.
The amount of Expenditure under these Estimates requiring to be covered by vote
is $45,969.07, which sum includes unpaid arrears of the previous year.
There is no item in this expenditure to which the Governor deems it necessary to
call the particular attention of the Council.
Full details are given as to each item, and it will be found that the expenditure
consists either of payments made on services for which the yearly vote was slightly
under estimated, or for unestimated services (such as the expenses of the Delegates
to Canada) which have already been in the knowledge and met with the approval
of the Legislature.
Government House,
February 10th, 1871.
Ordered that the Estimates be printed and considered in Committee of Supply on
Monday next.
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Humphreys spoke to a question of privilege in reference to reports of his speeches
in the British Colonist.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding —
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
that compensation be made to all of the Postmasters in the Colony who now are
receiving no recompense.
Question put and carried.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Mechanics' Bill was read third time, and it was
Resolved that this Bill do pass, and its title be " The Literary Societies' Act 1871 "
Pursuant to the  Order of the day,  the Hon. Mr.  Helmcken moved, Mr.  Nathan
seconding,—
That whereas by the llth Section of the proposed Terms of Union of this Colonv
with the Dominion of Canada it is provided that a Railway shall be constructed from
the Pacific towards the Rocky Mountains, and from the Canadian system of Railwavs
towards the seaboard of British Columbia; and whereas the locality upon the Pacific
where such Railway shall have the starting point or principal station has been left
an open question, and remains yet to be fixed upon after exhaustive survevs shall
have been made; and whereas the Seat of Government of this Colony is at Victoria
mu-   r,        m •  °^°!utuwr??» ^ere .usquimalt connected with the Railway
This Council is of opinion that it is advisable that Victoria and Esquimalt should
be connected with the initial point or principal station ofsuch Railway upon the Pacific, either by the Railway being continued thereto, or, should that be found to be
impracticable, then in that case that the connection should be maintained by Steamboats, or partly by a Railway and partly by Steamboats, thus making the Railway
the means of connecting the most Eastern and most Western portions of the
Dominion, and be really and truly a grand national undertaking and highway
uniting all the interests and all the people of and between the Pacific and Atlantic
shores into one harmonious whole.
This Council would therefore respectfully urge upon the Government of Canada,
the advisability of their making provision to connect Victoria and Esquimalt with
the proposed Railway from the Pacific towards the Rocky Mountains, in case neither
of those places shall be made the starting point or principal station of such Railway.
The Council respectifully requests the Governor to transmit this Resolution to
the Government of the Dominion of Canada.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 2.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Moes.
The Hon. Messrs. Phillippo, The Hon. Mr. Hamley,
Helmcken, Mx. Nelson.
Carrall,
Messrs. Alston,
Nathan,
DeCosmos,
Bunster,
Skinner.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Mr. Nathan moved suspension of Standing Orders.
Suspended accordingly.
Mr. Nathan moved a Resolution respecting the  Customs Bill   of 1870 being
repealed by permission of the Dominion Government.
Motion subsequently withdrawn.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Tuesday.
Tuesday, tbe 14th February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall Helmcken; Messrs.
Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Alston, Humphreys Pemberton, Cornwall,
Skinner.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall presented the Petition of Inhabitants of British Columbia in favor
of Thomson's Patent Road Steamers.
Ordered to be read.
Read accordingly.    Ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Cornwall presented the Petition of the Inhabitants of Yale against the Road Steamers.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of the Merchants of Victoria in favor of a general
Bill for Traction Engines.
Ordered to be read and to lie on the table.
Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of Messrs. Lane, Kurtz, and Harper for permission
to run Road Steamers.
Ordered to be read and to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave a notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the adjourned debate on the second reading of the
Thomson Patent Road Steamer Bill was resumed.
Mr. Bunster moved, in amendment, Mr. Humphreys seconding,—
That an Act be brought in to allow all persons, under certain restrictions, to put
Road Steamers on the Vale and Cariboo Road.
Motion withdrawn by leave.
Bill read second time.   Ordered to be committed next meeting of Council.
/ aO -^th FEBRUARY.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, the Hon. Mr. Carrall
seconding,— „      ,        ,
That, whereas, the Island of San Juan bears important relations to Canada and
British Columbia; and, whereas, a Joint Commission has been appointed by Her
Majesty's Government, and by the Government of the United States, to settle alt
existing International difficulties.
Resolved, That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
respectifully requesting that His Excellency will be pleased to represent to Her
Majesty's Government, and also to the Canadian Government, the great importance
ofthe Island of San Juan to the Dominion of Canada, as well as the undoubted
claims ofthe Crown to the same, and the desirability of settling the Boundaries of
the possessions of the United States North of British Columbia; and that the
question of Fisheries in the Pacific be considered at the same time.
On the question as amended being put it was carried unanimously and Resolved
accordingly.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 12. A- Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on behalf of
Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Act to amend and alter the Constitution of
this Colony."
Government House,
February 13ih, 1871.
A further Message, read as follows:—
Message No. 13. A. Musgrave.
Referring to the Resolution of the Honourable Legislative Council, of the 23rd
instant, respecting the exemption from Road Tolls of Flour made from wheat grown
in the Colony, the Governor submits for the consideration of the Council a Bill
entitled " An Act to amend ' The Tolls exemption Ordinance, 1865.'"
Government House,
Mth February, 1871.
On the motion of Mr. Humphreys,—
Ordered that the Tolls Exemption Ordinance be now read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read first time at next meeting of Council.
A further Message read as follows,—
Message No. 14. A. MuSGRAVE.
The Governor submits, for the consideration of the Honourable Legislative
Council, a Bill entitled "An Act relating to proceedings under the Tax Sale Repeal
Ordinance."
Government House,
14:th February, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General,—
Ordered that the Tax Sale Commission Bill be now read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time next meeting of Council.
^&
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went into Committee of Supply
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported that the Committee
. had considered the Supplementary Estimates and handed in the following Resolution
for the adoption ofthe Council:—
•Resolved, That the following Supplementary Supplies be voted for the service of
the year 1870:—
Revenue Services  $  570 qq
Administration of Justice     1650 00
Charitable Allowances      '56Q qq
Police and Gaols  4 853 00
Transport..  ZZIZ   4,398 00
Works and Buildings         7 278 00
Roads, Streets, and Bridges     4'000 00
Miscellaneous Services  17'440 00
Government Vessels      l'750 00
Light Houses  .V.V.V.VZZ.'     '551 00
Deposits    j 919 Q7
Savings Banks Account  jqqq qq
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
J 21st FEBRUARY. 31
Mr. Nathan moved the suspension ofthe Standing Orders.
Ordered to be suspended.
Mr. Nathan moved the second reading ofthe Customs Repeal BiH
Ordered to be read second time.
Read second time accordingly.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair ofthe Committee,
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill, complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill be now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly.
Resolved, that this Bill do pass, and its title be "The Customs Repeal Act, 1871."
Mr. Nathan again moved the suspension ofthe Standing Orders.
Ordered to be suspended.
Mr. Nathan asked leave to bring in Fire Companies' Aid Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill now read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time at next meeting of Council.
Then, on the motion ofthe Hon. the Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock this day week.
Tuesday the 21st day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall, Helmcken; Messrs.
Alston, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Humphreys Pemberton, Bunster, Cornwall,
Skinner.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Peter O'Reilly, Esq., was then introduced into the Council Chamber, to whom the
Speaker administered the oath of allegiance, and having subscribed to the same, the
Member took his seat.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 15. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith a Return to an Address of the Honourable
Legislative Council ofthe 25th ultimo, of the amounts levied, collected, and expended
on each Road District in Vancouver Island in 1870. *
Government House,
lUh February, 1871.
Ordered that the Return be printed.
A further Message read as follows,—
Message No. 16.   , A. Musgrave.
The Governor, in accordance with the request contained in the Resolution of the
Legislative Council of the 9th instant, forwards herewith Returns showing the
Exports from British Columbia for the years 1867, 1868, 1869, and 1870, specifying
articles, quantities, and values, and Countries to which Exported; also a Return of
Bonded Goods shipped to sea-going Ships or supplied, free of Duty, to Her Majesty's
Navy, specifying articles, quantities, and values; also a Return of all Goods in Bond
on January 31st, 1871, specifying articles, quantities, and values, f
Government House,
21st February, 1871.
Ordered that the Return be printed.
A further Message read as follows:—
Message Mo. 17. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration of the Honourable Legislative Council, a BiU entitled "An Act granting a Supplemental Supply of Forty-
five thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine Dollars and Seven Cents, out of the
General Revenue of the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, for the
contingent service ofthe year 1870.
Government House,
21st February, 1871.
* See Sessional Papers No. 5.    fSee Sessional Papers No. 6.
y 32 23rd FEBRUARY.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, Ordered that the Bill be now
read a first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time next meeting of Council.
A further Message read as follows:—
Message No. 18. A- Musgrave.
The Governor submits, for the consideration of the Legislative Council, a Bill
entitled "An Act to amend the Law as to the qualification of Voters and of Elected
Members for the Legislative Council, and to provide for the Registration of Persons
entitled to vote at Elections ofsuch Members."
Government House,
21st February, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, Ordered that the Bill be now
read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time next meeting of Council.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Humphreys gave 3 notices of motion.
On the Order ofthe day being read for the second reading ofthe Loan Investment Bill,
On the motion ofthe Hon. Mr. Carrall, Ordered that the second reading be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved,—
That the Petition of the Mayor and Council of Victoria be considered.
The Council considered the same accordingly.
Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. Alston seconding,—
That a Select Committee be appointed to enquire into the merits of the Petition
ofthe Mayor and Council of Victoria, respecting Education in British Columbia.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 6, Noes 8.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Moes.
Messrs; Nathan, The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken,
Humphreys, Phillippo,
DeCosmos, Carrall,
Bunster. Hamley,
Skinner, .   Messrs. Nelson,
Alston. Cornwall,
Pemberton,
O'Reilly.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
On the Order ofthe day being read for a motion standing in tbe name of the Hon. M
Carrall, for a grazing Tax,
Ordered to be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Road
Steamer Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The Chairman reported progress made with the Bill, and asked leave to sit ao-ain
Ordered that leave be granted for next sitting of Council, and that the reoort of
the Committee be adopted. *
The ThS-sda m°tiCm °f ^ 'H(m' Mf' Carra11' the Gomicil adJouraed till 1 o'clock on
Thursday, the 23rd day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo  HplmnVtm   n„     «   -n-     ,
O'Reilly,   Nathan, Nelson,  Bunster,  g£n£/HunphS^^S^7; **»"•
Pemberton. '   -^^P&reys, .DeCosmos,   Alston,
The Minutes ofthe previous Meeting read and confirmed. 23rd FEBRUARY. 33
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows :—
Message No. 19. A  MxjSQRAVE.
With reference to a Resolution of the Legislative Council of the 9th instant
calling for a Return of all moneys collected and expended on the Douglas-Alexandria
and Vale-Clinton-Cariboo Waggon Roads, the Governor forwards herewith copy of a
letter from the Auditor General, pointng out that the time and labour which the
preparation of the Return in question would involve, preclude its being effected for
two or three months to come.
Government House,
21st February, 1871.
A further Message read as follows:—
Message No. 20. A. JfuSGRAVE.
The Governor submits, for the consideration ofthe Honourable Legislative Council,
that the words "Literary Associations" used throughout the Bill entitled "An Act
respecting Literary Associations and Mechanics Institutes" are somewhat indefinite,
and recommends as an amendment, that the words "Literary Societies and
Mechanics' Institutes" should be substituted.
Government House,
23rd February, 1871.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved,—
That the Council go into Committee to consider the alteration in question.
Ordered accordingly.
The Council went into Committee.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the following Resolution for the adoption of the Council:—
That the Governor be acquainted that this Council concurs in the amendments
recommended by the Governor to the Mechanics' Institutes Bill.
Question put and carried.
Mr. Humphreys presented the Petition of William Henry Kay.*
Ordered to be read.   Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Supplementary Supply Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
without amendments.
Ordered to be read third time at once.
Read third time accordingly.
And it was Resolved, That this Bill do pass, and its title be | An Act granting a
Supplemental Supply of 45,969-07, out of the General Revenue of the Colony of
British Columbia and its Dependencies, for the Contingent Service ofthe year 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Registration of Voters Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Tuesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, Mr. Humphreys,
seconding,—
That, whereas, the Waggon Road via Fraser River is ill adapted to the purpose
of driving Cattle from the interior ofthe Country to the Coast; and, whereas, it is
all but certain that lines very suitable for the purpose exist from Lillooet to Howe
Sound, and probably Burrard Inlet, and from the Chilicoten Plains to the Cardero
Channel; and, whereas, it is desirable at the present time, for various purposes, to
obtain information of these routes from the Interior to the Coast.
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be humbly requested to cause a
reconnoissance or exploration ofthe said lines to be made, and if found suitable, that
His Excellency will cause a Cattle trail to be constructed from the Interior to Howe
Sound, Burrard Inlet, or such other point as may be found most expedient and
suitable; this Council being further of opinion that after this Colony has been united
to Canada there will be sufficient means disposable to meet the comparatively small
outlay required for the above purpose.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 3.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys asked the Attorney General what
Bonds, if any, are given by the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs' of British Columbia.
The'Hon. Mr. Phillippo replied.
*See Sessional Papers No. 1.
J 34 28th FEBRUARY.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Tolls Exemption Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee. .
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
without amendments. .      .
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
Read third time accordingly. i      _,,    m .... „ ,.
rZ~ And it was Resolved, That this Bill do pass and its title be "The Tolls Exemption
Ordinance, 1865, Amendment Act."
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Tax Sale Repeal Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with slight amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
Read third time accordingly.
And it was Resolved, That this Bill do pass, and its title be " The Tax Sale
Repeal Ordinance, 1867, Amendment Act."
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Fire Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed next meeting of the Council.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went again into Committee on the Road
Steamer Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On^the Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported that he had been instructed to obtain a decision from the Speaker on the following point of order:—
If in Committee the Chairman be entitled to an original as well as a casting vote ?
The Speaker decided that the Chairman of a Committee of the whole Council was
only entitled to a casting vote.
Mr. Speaker again left the Chair.
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the report be adopted and the Bill read third time on Tuesday next.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, the Council adjourned till
1 o'clock on Tuesday next.
Tuesday, the 28th day of February, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall; Messrs.
Cornwall, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Humphreys,
O'Reilly.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 21. A> Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on behalf o^
Her Majesty, to a Bifi entitled "An Act respecting Literary Societies and
Mechanics Institutes."
Government House,
24th February, 1871.
A further Message read as follows:—
Message No. 22. A  Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented on behalf of
Her Majesty to two Bills entitled respectively "An Act granting a Supplemental
Supply of $45 969-07 out of the General Revenue ofthe Colony of %ritis£ Columbia
and its Dependencies for the Contingent Service of the year 1870," and "An Act to
amend ' The Tolls Exemption Ordinance, 1865.' >>
Government House,
24th February, 1871.
v^^ 1st MARCH. 35
A further Message read as follows:—
Message No. 23. A MxjSGEAVE.
The Governor has received for assent a Bill passed by the Legislative Council
entitled "An Act to repeal an Ordinance to create a further Duty of Customs for
the Public Service. The Governor is advised that should the Bill in question
become Law some doubt might be thrown on the legality of collecting the Customs
Duties on Spirits levied under the " Customs Ordinance, 1867," he therefore forwards for the consideration of the Honourable Council a Bill amended to suit the
circumstances of the case.
Government House,
24th February, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, Ordered that the Bill?be now
read a first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time next meeting of Council.
A further Message, read as follows:—
Message No. 24. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration of the Honourable Legislative Council, a copy of a letter he has received from the Mayor and Council of
Victoria, praying that the Duties of Customs on certain hose pipe imported from
England for the use of the Victoria Fire Department may be remitted.
Government House,
February 27th, 1871.
Mr. Humphreys gave 2 notices of motion.
On the Order of the day being read for the third reading of the Thompson Road Steamer
Bill,
Mr. Humphreys moved that the Bill be recommitted, and that the Standing Orders
be suspended.
Motion negatived.
Ordered that the Bill be read third time, and it was Resolved that this Bill do
pass and its title be " The British Columbia Patent Road Steamers Act, 1871."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration
of Voters Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
The Hon.Mr. Hamley in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On the Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported certain progress
made with the Bill, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that the report be adopted, and leave granted for to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Humphreys, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow,
Wednesday, the 1st day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Helmcken, Carrall, Hamley; Messrs.
O'Reilly, Nathan, Nelson, Bunster, Skinner, Humphreys,  DeCosmos, Pemberton.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Customs Amendment Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of tbe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with an amendment.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill be now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly.
Resolved, that this Bill do pass, and its title be " The Customs Repeal Act, 1871."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Fire Com-,
panies' Aid Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete with some slight amendments. ,  . .  |§B|
Ordered that the report be adopted, and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went again into Committee on the Registration of Voters Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Hon. Mr. Hamley in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported further progress
made with the Bill, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that the report be adopted, and leave granted for to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Skinner, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
Thursday, the 2nd March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken; Messrs. Skinner.
Nathan,  Nelson, DeCosmos, Bunster, Humphreys O'Reilly.
The Minutes ofthe previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. Bunster seconding,—
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
that he may be pleased to send down a Bill to allow all Newspapers printed and
published in the Colony to be forwarded through the Post Office free.
Motion withdrawn by leave.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—•
Message No. 25. A. Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legsslative Council that he has assented on behalf
of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Act relating to proceedings under the j Tax
Sale Repeal Ordinance, 1867.'"
Government House,
2nd March, 1871.
A further Message read as follows,—
Message No. 26. A. MuSGRAVE.
The Governor forwards, for the consideration of the Legislative Council, a Bill
entitled "An Act to enlarge the time fixed by the " Road Amendment Ordinance
1870," for the sitting ofthe Court of Appeal constituted under the said Ordinance*
during the present year. *
Government Horn
se,
1st March, 1871.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that the Bill be now read first time.
Ordered accordingly, and Bill read first time.
Ordered tbat the Standing Orders be suspended to allow the Bill to pass through
all its stages in the present sitting. r °
Bill read second time. -
The Council went into Committee on the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill com^W
wi hout amendment. v^jjiouo,
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time
Bill read third time, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass' and its fitl* ha
"The Road Appellate Court Extension Act, 1871." P tle be
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding-
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully acquainted that in the opinion
°f^50™^tlBd^iraWethatgentieinen skilled in the knowledge of the Law
should hold and exercise the office of County Court Judges as soon as possible after
Confederation is consummated with the Dominion of Canada. FUBH1^e alter On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 4.
The names, on request, were taken down by the Clerk as follows:	
Ayes. Noes.
Messrs. Nelson, The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken
Nathan, Phillippo,'
DeCosmos, Hamley,
Humphreys, Mr. Bunster,
Skinner.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
On the Order of the day being read for the consideration of a Petition from Lillooet,
Ordered to be postponed.
On the Order ofthe day being read for the third reading of the Fire Companies' Aid Bill,
Ordered to be recommitted.
Couneil went into Committee accordingly.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr Skinner in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported an alteration of some
words to the Bill.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and
its title be the "Fire Companies' Aid Amendment Act, 1871."
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration
of Voters Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Hon. Mr. Hamley in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
On the question being put as to the adoption of the Report,
The Hon. Mr. Carrall moved, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken seconding,—
That the Bill be recommitted for the purpose of adding new matter to Clause 1,
A question having arisen as to the nature ofthe amendments proposed, the Hon.
Mr. Carrall handed in the following,—
After the word "Election" in the sixth line add the words "and shall not possess
an Estate of Freehold free from all incumbrances, and situate in British Columbia,
ofthe value of Fifteen Hundred Dollars, or Personal Property ofthe value of Two
Thousand Dollars."
The same was decided by Mr. Speaker to be in the nature of new and supple-.
mentary matter.
Mr. Humphreys moved the Council do now adjourn.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 7.
So the motion to adjourn was lost.
On the question of the recommittal being put the Council divided.
Ayes 6, Noes 6.
Which being a tie vote the Speaker was called upon to give a casting vote, and
cast his vote with the Ayes.
So the question was carried, and the Council went into Committee accordingly.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hamley in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported progress, and asked
leave to sit again.
Ordered that the report be adopted, and leave granted for next meeting of Council,
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Tuesday next.
Tuesday, the 7th day of March, 1871.
The Couneil met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present—The  Hon'. Messrs.   Hankin,  Phillippo, Hamley, Carrall;   Messrs. Nathan,
Cornwall, DeCosmos, Bunster, Skinner, Pemberton, Humphreys, Nelson, 0 Reilly,
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed. 38 8** MARCH.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows :—
Message No. 27. -%- {§ A. M*sgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration ofthe Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled "An Act to correct an error in the 'Courts Merger
Ordinance, 1870.' |
Government House,
Qth March, 1871.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved the first reading of the said Bill.
Bill ftafcd first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Thursday next.
A furthet^Message read as follows:—
Message No. 28. A. MuSGRAVE.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration ofthe Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled "An Act to regulate Elections of Members ofthe Leg*
islature of this Colony."
Government House,
Qth March, 1871.
Oh the motion ofthe Hofc. the Attorney General, the Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time on Thursday next.
Mr. Humphreys gave 3 notices of motion.
Mr. Alston gave a notice of motion (per Mr. CornwalJ.)
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Bunster gave a notice of motion.
On motion of Mr. Nathan, Standing Orders suspended.
Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
That the Governor be respectfully requested to remit the Duties upon the Fire
Hose imported for the use ofthe Victoria Fire Department.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. Skinner seconding,	
. That a respectful address be presented to the Governor, praying that he may be
pleased to enquire into the necessity of the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs of British
Columbia giving indemnity Bonds or Sureties.
Question put and carried.
On the Order ofthe day being read for a motion standing in Mr. Humphrey's name
Ordered that the same be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration
of Voters' Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
The Hon. Mr. Hamley in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time.
BiS read third time, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be
"The Qualification and Registration of Voters' Act, 1871."
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Thursday next%
Thursday, tbe 9th March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken- Messrs O'RHllv
Nathan, DeCosmos, Bunster, Humphreys, Alston, J'emberto^6wJS" *
The Minutes ofthe previous Meeting read and confirmed. 9ifi MARGS.
A Message from His Excelletfcy the'Governor, rfead as follows S*
Message No. 29.        m, A. Musgrave.
JQ6 ?overnor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented on behalf
of Her Majesty, to Bills entitled respectively'—
"The Road Appellate Court Extension Act, 1871,"
" The Fire Comhames' Aid Amendment Aet> 1871,"
«' The Customs Repeal Act, 1871,"
"The British Columbia(Pktent Road Steamers Act, 1871."
Government House,
8th March, 1871.
On the Order of the day being re&a for tlfe Deputy Registra* of'the SfltjTfehife Court
Salary Bill,
And the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 2, Noes 7.
So the question was lost, and the second reading negatived.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Election Regulation Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed later in the day.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. HuiSphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,— '
That a respectful address be presented to the Governor, praying that His Excellency may be pleased to send down a Bill for the prevention of Bulls an$ ^Stallions
running at large during certain months of the year.
Resolution put and carried.
I*ifi,suant to the Order ofthe day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,--^
That the Petition of certain residents of Lillooet be referred to the Executive.*
Question put and carried.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmOs secondifrg,—
That the Petition of W. H. Kay be referred to the Executive.
Question put and carried.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Alston asked leave to bring in Telegraph Regulation Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted.
The Bill was read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Tuesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Bunster moved the following Resolution:—
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to send down a Bill
to allow all Road Steamers manufactured in the Colony, to run on all the Roads in
British Columbia, without giving Bonds or paying Messrs. Beedy and Barnard any
sum for strengthening Bridges.
Mr. Speaker ruled that the same was out of order.
The mover then withdrew all words after " Columbia."
On the question being put, as amended, the Council divided.
Ayes 4, Noes 4.
Which being a tie vote, the Speaker cast his: vote in the negative and the question
was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Election
Regulation Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair;
Mr. Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported considerable progress
made, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and leave granted for to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Humphreys, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
Friday, the 10th day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Helmcken, Hamley; Messrs. O'Reilly,
Nathan, Nelson, Bunster, Humphreys, DeCosmos, Cornwall, Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed^
*See Sessional Papers No. 8.
J 40 14th MARCH.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that the Deputy Registrar's Salary Act be now
Mr. Nathan moved, in amendment, that the Bill be read second time this day six
months.
Whereupon the Council divided.
Ayes 9, Noes 1. ,    ,-n    i        * n
The names, on request, having been taken down by the Clerk as follows :—
Ayes Noes-
Messrs. O'Reilly, The Hon. Mr. Hamley.
Nathan,
Cornwall.
So the amendment was carried.
Messrs. Phillippo, Helmcken, Nelson, Humphreys, DeCosmos, and Bunster not
having voted, were counted in the affirmative.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went into Committee on the Election
Regulation Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill be now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its
title be "An" Act toregulate Elections of Members ofthe Legislature of this Colony."
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 30. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration ofthe Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled "An Act to prevent Bribery, Treating, and Undue
Influence at Elections of Members of the Legislature."
Government House,
10th March, 1871.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that this Bill be now read first time.
Bill read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be^read second time on Tuesday next.
Then, on the motion of the Hon, the Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock on Tuesday next.
Tuesday the 14th day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken; Messrs. O'Reilly,
Alston, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Humphreys Pemberton, Bunster, Cornwall.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Mr. DeCosmos gave 2 notices of motion.
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Bunster gave a notice of motion.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Telegraph Regulation
Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till Friday.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, Mr. Nathan moved,—
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to send copies of
correspondence between James Lowe and J. D. Pemberton, late Surveyor General
ofthe Colony of Vancouver Island, and with the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works of British Columbia, as well as the public notice referred to in Mr Pemberton's
letter; also the after correspondence between Messrs. Drake, Jackson, 'and Aikman,
and the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, and the Hon. the Colonial Sec^
retary, in connection with a claim for a Land Warrant.
Motion subsequently withdrawn by leave. 17th MARCH. 4i
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, Mr. Humphreys moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding —
That all the votes and names for and against all the amendments to Section 3 in
the Registration of Voters Bill be printed for the House.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 6.
The names, on request, were taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
Messrs. Nelson, The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken,
DeCosmos, Phillippo,
Humphreys, Hamley,
Bunster. Messrs. Nathan,
O'Reilly,
Pemberton.
Mr. Alstonnot having voted was counted with the Ayes.
So the motion was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Bribery Bill was read second time.
The Council went into Committee on the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with certain amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill be now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its
title be "An Act to prevent Bribery, Treating, and Undue Influence at Elections of
Members ofthe Legislature."
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 31. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration of the Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled " An Act to provide for a permanent Civil List."
Government House,
14th March, 1871.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that this Bill be now read first time.
Bill read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Friday next.
The Hon. the Attorney General introduced the Contested Elections Bill.
Ordered to be read first time at once.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Friday next.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Nathan, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on Friday next.
Friday the 17th day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall; Messrs.
Alston, Nathan, Nelson, DeCosmos, Humphreys Pemberton, Bunster, Cornwall,
O'Reilly.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—'
Message No. 32. A- Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented on behalf
of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled " An Act to amend the Law as to the qualification
of Electors and of Elective Members for the Legislature, and to provide for the
registration of persons entitled to vote at Elections ofsuch Members.
Government House,
14th March, 1871. 42 17th MARCH.
A further Message read as follows,—
Message No. 33. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration of the Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled "An Act to enable the Governor to grant Charters for
Tolls."
Government House,
17th March, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, the Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time on Monday next.
Mr. Bunster presented the Petition of Inhabitants of Victoria, relating to Telegraph
Regulations.
Petition received and read.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave a notice of motion.
Mr. DeCosmos gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Bunster gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Nelson gave a notice of motion.
Mr. Nathan moved the suspension of Standing Orders.
Motion negatived.
Mr. Nathan gave a notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Nathan moved, Mr. Nelson seconding,—
That His Excellency the  Governor be respectfully requested to abolish Road
Tolls on Hides, Ore, and Furs.
M^r. Humphreys moved in amendment, Mr. Bunster seconding,—
That the words " send down a Bill to" be inserted between " to" and " abolish,"
and the words " Wool, Tallow, and Cattle" be added.
Amendment put and carried.
On the original question as amended being put it was carried in the affirmative
and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, Mr. Bunster moved, Mr. DeCosmos seconding,—
That a respectful address be presented to the Governor, praying that His Excellency may be pleased to send down, for the information of the House, copies of all
the correspondence that passed between the Government of British Columbia and
Her Majesty's Government, relating to the suspension of Thomas Basil Humphreys
from the exercise of the duties and office of a Legislative Councillor.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 3, Noes 10.
The names, on request, having been taken down by the Clerk as follows :—
Ayes. Noes.
Messrs. Bunster, The Hon. Messrs. Hamley,
DeCosmos. Phillippo,
Helmcken,
Carrall,
Messrs. Alston,
O'Reilly,
Nathan,
Cornwall,
Nelson,
Pemberton.
Mr._ Humphreys not having voted was counted in the affirmative.
So it passed in the negative and the motion was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. DeCosmos moved, Mr. Bunster seconding	
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor praying
that provision be made for carrying a weekly mail between Metchosin and Muir's
Landing, Sooke Harbour.
Resolution put and carried.
On the Order ofthe day being read for a motion in the name of Mr. DeCosmos as to
Ordered that the same be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. the Attorney General moved the second
reading ofthe Civil List Bill, Mr. O'Reilly seconding. second
Whereupon a debate arose.
Mr. Nathan moved in amendment, Mr. Humphreys seconding
That the Bill be read second time this day three months
dMdedd6bate haViDg te^minated and on the amendment being put, the Council 21st MARCH, 43
Ayes 5, Noes 8.
The names, on request, having been taken down as follows:	
Ayes. Noes.
Messrs. Nathan, The Hon. Messrs. Phillippo,
Humphreys, Hamley,
DeCosmos, Helmcken,
Bunster. 'Qarrall,
Messrs. O'Reilly,
Cornwall,
Alston,
Pemberton.
Mr. Nelson not having voted was counted with the Ayes.
So the amendment was negatived.
On the question of the second reading of the Bill being put the Council again
divided.
Ayes 9, Noes 4.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Moes.
The Hon. Messrs. Phillippo, Messrs. Nathan,
Hamley, Humphreys,
Helmcken, DeCosmos,
Carrall, Bunster.
Messrs.^O'Reilly,
Cornwall,
Alston,
Pemberton.
Mr. Nelson not having voted was counted with the Ayes.
So the question was carried in the affirmative and the Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Monday next.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Controverted Elections Bill was read'second'time.
Ordered to be committed on Monday next.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock on Monday next.
Monday, the 20th day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Carrall;  Messrs. DeCosmos, Nelson,
Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Loan Investment Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Wednebday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. DeCosmos asked leave to bring in Bankruptcy
Exemption Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill read first time.
The Bill was read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Wednesday next.
Then, on the motion of Mr. DeCosmos, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
Tuesday, the 21st day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The   Hon. Messrs.  Hankin, Phillippo, Carrall;   Messrs. Nathan, Cornwall,
DeCosmos, Bunster, Pemberton, Nelson, Alston.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 34. A. Musgrave.
The Governor has received the Resolution ofthe Honourable Legislative Council, 44 21st MARCH.
requesting that a Bill may be submitted to them for the prevention of Bulls and
Stallions running at large during certain months of the year. -,.1.1
While agreeing with the Council in regarding such a measure as desirable, the
Governor fears that sudden legislation upon this subject, without notice, might
have the effect of causing misapprehension and possible disturbance on the part of
the Indian Tribes, who would be affected by the provisions it is intended to establish. The Governor proposes, therefore, as a first step, to warn the Indians, through
the Magistrates in the several Districts, of the regulations which are to be m future
enforced, and thus prepare the way for the Act, which, under these circumstances,
he thinks it would be preferable to postpone until the next Session of the Legislature.
Government House,
20th March, 1871.
A further Message read as follows:—
Message No. 35. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration ofthe Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled "An Act to repeal certain Acts, Ordinances, and
Proclamations."
Government House,
20th March, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, Ordered that the Bill be now
read a first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Second reading ordered for to-morrow.
Mr. DeCosmos gave a notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Phillippo gave a notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Toll Charter Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and
its title be "An Act to enable the Governor to grant Charters for Tolls."
On the Order ofthe day being read for the Committal of the Controverted Elections
Bill.
Ordered to be committed to-morrow.
On the Order ofthe day being read for the Committal of the Civil List Bill, and the
question put | That I do leave the Chair,"
Mr. DeCosmos moved in amendment, Mr. Nelson seconding,—
That this Council instructs the Committee of the whole to alter the Civil List
Bill now before the House, so as to confine the operation of the Bill to the offices
and salaries of the Colonial Secretary, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and
Attorney General.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 8.
The names being taken down, on request, as follows :—
AVes- Noes.
Messrs. Nathan, The Hon. Messrs. Phillippo
kelson, Hamley,'
DeCosmos, Helmcken,
Humphreys, Carrall,
Bunster. O'Reilly,
Cornwall,
Alston,
c,   ,, 1 . Pemberton.
So the amendment was lost.
The Council then went into Committee on the Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
leav? t^sitSPagaler ^^^ *" ^^ ^ GbairmttD- rePorte<i Progress, and asked
Ordered that the report be adopted, and leave granted the first thing to-morrow.
Then  on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Phillippo, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock 23rd MARCH.
45
Wednesday, the 22nd March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall; Messrs.
Nathan, DeCosmos, Bunster, Humphreys, Alston, Pemberton, Cornwall, Skinner
O'Reilly. '
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 36. A. MuSGRAVE.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented on behalf
of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled " An Act to regulate Elections of Members of the
Legislature of the Colony."
Government House,
22nd March, 1871.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Civil List
Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair:
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported further progress, and
asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and leave granted for to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Telegraph Regulation
Bill,      y * *     mm
Mr. Alston moved, Mr. Humphreys seconding,—
That the Bill be now read second time.
Mr. Helmcken moved in amendment, the Attorney General seconding,—
That the Bill be read second time this day six months.
Whereupon a debate arose, which having terminated the Council divided.
Ayes 6, Noes 5.
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Phillippo, Messrs. Humphreys,
Hamley, DeCosmos,
Helmcken, Bunster,
Carrall, Skinner,
Messrs. O'Reilly, ^Alston.
Pemberton.
So the amendment was carried and it was Ordered that the Bill be read second
time this day six months.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Humphreys, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
Thursday, the 23rd day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall;   Messrs.
DeCosmos, Bunster, Pemberton, Alston, Nathan, O'Reilly, Skinner, Humphreys.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
On the Order ofthe day being read for the committal of the Civil List Bill, and the
question put | That I do leave the Chair," the Council divided.
Ayes 7, Noes 4.
The names, on request, were taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes. Abes.
The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken, Messrs.'Nathan,
Phillippo, DeCosmos,
Hamley, Humphreys,
Carrall, Bunster.
Messrs. O'Reilly,
Pemberton,
Alston. 46 24th MARCH.
So the question was carried, and the Council went into Committee accordingly.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments. ,
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time.
Bill read third time, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be
"An Act to provide for a permanent Civil List."
On the Order ofthe day being read for the committal ofthe Loan Investment Bill,
Ordered to be committed to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Cattle Exemption Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Statute Repeal Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr Pemberton in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete with
slight 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
that its title be " An Act to repeal certain Acts, Ordinances, and Proclamations."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. DeCosmos moved, Mr. Humphreys seconding,—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
that any documents showing how the Telegraph line between Victoria and Cariboo
is managed, and the nature of the pecuniary liabilities and privileges of the Government respecting the same, be laid before this House.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 5, Noes 4.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Phillippo asked leave to bring in
Charitable Institutions Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted, and the Bill read first time now.
Bill read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. DeCosmos moved, Mr. Nelson seconding,—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, praying
that the sum of $500 be placed upon the Supplementary Estimates, for the purpose
of clearing and improving the Road from New Westminster along the North Arm
of Fraser Elver, known as the North Arm Road.
Question put and carried.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, Mr. Bunster moved, Mr. Nathan seconding,	
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to allow the Steamer
"Isabel" to enter the Harbours of Victoria and Nanaimo free of port charges in
consideration of the said Steamer carrying the Mails free from the American shore
and making two trips per week to Victoria.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly-
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, Mr. Nathan asked leave to bring in Municipal School
Aid Bill. r
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill now read first time.
Bill read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of Mr. Humphreys, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
# Friday the 24th day of March, 1871.
Present,—Th
Alston,
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
ie Hon.  Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamlev  FpIttioVat!  r<a™.Qii    ivr
Nathan, DeCosmos, Hmiplm^K^ BunTter   SMnner 1  *""*
The Minutes ofthe previous Meeting read and confirmed.
*	 24th MARCH. 47
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows :—
Message No. 37. A musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration ofthe Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled "An Act for compiling and printing a new edition
of the Laws of British Columbia."
Government House,
24th March, 1871.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that the Bill be now read first time.
Ordered accordingly, and Bill read first time.
Ordered to be read second time.
Bill read second time accordingly.
Ordered to be committed later in the day.
A further Message read as follows:—
Message No. 38. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards for the information of the Honourable Legislative Council,
a copy of a Despatch from the Secretary of State, on the subject of the Ordinance
passed by the late Council at its last Session " to prevent desertion from Merchant
Ships," and he submits for their consideration a Bill which has been prepared to
give effect to the suggestions of the Secretary of State.
Government House,
24th March, 1871.
On the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, Ordered that the Bill be now
read a first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Second reading ordered for to-morrow.
Mr. Humphreys spoke to a question of privilege.
On the Order ofthe day being read for the Committal ofthe Loan Investment Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read therefor,
The committal of the Cattle Exemption Bill was ordered to be postponed till
to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read therefor,
The committal of the Controverted Elections Bill was ordered to be postponed
till to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Charitable Associations Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and
its title be "An Act to incorporate Charitable, Philanthrophic, and Provident Associations."
On the Order ofthe day being read for the second reading of the Municipal School Aid
BiU,
Ordered to be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Compilation of Laws Bill was committed.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with certain amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill be now read third time.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its
title be "An Act for compiling and printing a new edition of the-Laws of British
Columbia."
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 39. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards herewith, for the consideration of the Honourable Legislative Council, a Bill entitled " An Act to abolish Road Tolls on all articles coming
from the Interior of the Colony."
Government House,
24th March, 1871. 48 27th MARCH.
On motion ofthe Hon. the Attorney General,
Bill read first and second times.
Ordered to be committed at once.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair ofthe Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with slight amendments. .       .
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time at once.
Read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass, and its
title be '< An Act to abolish Road Tolls on articles coming from the Interior ot the
Colony in the direction of the Seaboard."
Then, on the motion of the Hon. the Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 11
o'clock on Monday next.
Monday, the 27th day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 11 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present,— The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Carrall; Messrs.
Alston, DeCosmos, Nelson, Skinner, Humphreys, Bunster, O'Reilly, Pemberton.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 40. A. Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on behalf
of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Act to enable the Governor to grant Charters
for Tolls."
Government House,
24th March, 1871.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Loan Investment Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
The Hon. Mr. Hamley in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time.
Read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass, and its
title be " An Act to amend the Loan Investment Ordinance, 1869."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Cattle Exemption Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Skinner in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time.
Read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its
title be "An Act to exempt (in certain cases) Cattle farmed on shares, and their
increase, from the operation of any Bankruptcy or Insolvency Laws."
A further Message read as follows,—
Message No. 41. A Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented on behalf
of Her Majesty, to the Bills entitled respectively— ;
" An Act to repeal certain Acts, Ordinances, and Proclamations "
"An Act to prevent Bribery, Treating, and Undue Influence at Elections of
Members of the Legislature." j^ei,uons oi
Government House,
27th March, 1871.
Mr. DeCosmos moved the suspension of Standing Orders.
Motion negatived.
Council adjourned during pleasure.
Pursuant to Order, the Merchant Shipping Bill was read second time,
ine Council went into Committee on the said Bill
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair ofthe Committee. witl^mendCnS re8UmiDg ^ ^^ ^ 0ba&tmm repOTted th& Bil1 comPlete
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill reM third time.
« a    Aread third time' and {t was Eesolved that this Bill do pass and its title be
An Act to prevent desertion from Merchant Ships."
Pursuant to the Order ofthe day, the Council went into Committee oM'-tihe Controverted
JMections Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Alston in the Chair of the Committee.
On Mr. Speaker resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the Bill complete
with amendments. r
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time.
Read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass, and its
title be An Act to make provision for enquiring into Controverted Elections and
disputed Returns of Members to serve in the Legislature "
0n tiM10rder of the day beinS read for the second reading of the Municipal School Aid
Bill withdrawn by leave.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned till 2r30 p.m.
to-morrow. *
Tuesday, the 28th day of March, 1871.
The Council met at 2.30 p.m., pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Speaker in the Chair.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Phillippo, Hamley, Helmcken, Cai-i-all; Messrs.
DeCosmos, Bunster, Pemberton, Alston, Nathan, Nelson, Skinner, Humphreys.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
His Excellency the Governor, attended by his Private Secretary, then entered the
Council Chamber, and, having occupied the Speaker's Chair, delivered the following
Speech proroguing the Council:—
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honourable Legislative Council.
The period has now arrived when I may with propriety relieve you from further
attendance on Legislative duties, as you have had under your consideration all those
subjects with which it is expedient to deal at the present time.
I have received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies an intimation of the
satisfaction with which Her Majesty's Government have regarded the intelligence
ofthe unanimous passing of your Address to the Queen, praying for Union with the
Dominion of Canada. There is no reason to doubt that the Parliament of the
Dominion will also adopt a similar course during their Session. We may now,
therefore, confidently anticipate that within a short time the formal declaration of
Union will be proclaimed.
I entertain the strongest hope, and indeed cherish the assurance, that this coming
event will be the commencement of a new and prosperous era for the Community.
The arrangements by which it will be inaugurated are most favourable to this
Province of the Dominion; and it will only remain for the good sense, moderation,
and prudence of the people so to use their advantages, and the circumstances by
which they are surrounded, as to obtain a happy issue from the material benefits,
and the working ofthe free Political Institutions which are about to be established.
At the conclusion of a Session begun under so great a sense of responsibility, and
with so many important duties incumbent upon us in the arrangements necessary
for the future, I congratulate you on the manner in which the business has been
conducted, and upon the success of your labours. In the measures which I have
recommended to you, I have been guided by the experience which I have acquired
of the working of Representative Institutions under different circumstances in
several other Colonies. No human precautions are perfect, and doubtless imperfections will be discovered, which from time to time will require correction. But I am
confident the practical test of experiment will justify the wisdom of the principles
upon which we have proceeded in shaping the political machinery for the future
administration of the Local Government, and the enactments by which we have
endeavoured to carry those principles into action. With regard to one of these,
the Civil List Act, which is in fact ancillary to the Constitution Act, some erroneous
impressions have been received. The measure was not intended to render the
several Departments of the Public Service independent of the Legislature of the 50
28th MARCH.
Colony, nor can it have that effect. It will not prevent the dismissal of any official
for misconduct, nor be an obstacle to systematic remodelling of Public Departments.
But experience has shewn, without exception, that the tendency of " Responsible
Government" in small communities is to increase public expenditure, and to provide
for party followers at the expense of public interests. The operation of the " Civil
List Act," while it affords a certain protection to individuals now in the Public
Service from unjust removal, is mainly valuable as a restraint upon the Executive
authority, and to prevent any alteration or increase of existing Departments, without the well considered sanction of the Legislature. There is nothing contained in
the Act to prevent amendment or modification whenever Buch a course shall be
deliberately and constitutionally adopted.
Your existence as the first Representative Legislature of the United Colonies of
British Columbia and Vancouver Island will be ephemeral. Another of the measures to which I have referred will be the cause of your own extinction and the
substitution of a larger and differently constituted Legislative Body. But your
Members may reflect with pride that to you has been confided the privilege of
deciding upon the most important questions which have hitherto arisen, or are
likely to arise for years to come, in the history of the Colony; to you belongs the
honour of extending the limits ofthe British American Confederation to the shores
of the Pacific, and of cementing the foundations of a great and prosperous state,
whose future promises to be enlightened and progressive.
For myself I feel proud that I have been permitted to participate with you in
this work. But, one of its effects will probably be soon to terminate my official
connection with the Colony. I may not again meet the Legislature in Session
assembled; and I embrace this opportunity to express my thanks for the support
which I have always obtained at your hands and my acknowledgment of the harmonious relations subsisting between the Legislature and myself during the whole
period of my administration. Whatever maybe my future fortune, I shall carry
away with me from British Columbia, and 1 hope you will retain, a pleasant recollection of good feeling and mutual assistance in accomplishing the work which we
undertook to perform.
I now prorogue your Honourable Council, and the same is hereby prorogued
accordingly.
I APPENDIX.
SESSIONAL PAPERS.
No. 1.
PETITION OF THE MINERS OF CARIBOO.
To His Excellency Anthony Musgrave, Governor of British  Columbia, dec, dec,, and to the
Honourable the Legislative Council of British Columbia.
The undersigned, residents of British Columbia, desire to present the following
Petition:—
The exertions of a few men have now established the fact that there is a large and
extensive Gold Field, lying upon the tributary streams of Peace River, which bids fair
to equal Cariboo in richness, and surpass it in extent. This Gold Field extends from the
Valley of Peace River to a line about forty miles east of Tatla Lake, and embraces one
of the most inaccessible portions of British Columbia.
During a very short space of time, one creek alone yielded about $70,000 to the.
labour of about 100 men, some of whom worked five weeks, and many of whom worked
only two weeks in the bed of the stream. The average yield of each day's labour is now
known to have been over $25.
Many other creeks have been prospected, giving a certainty of $5 or $6 per day;
and another creek prospects equally as rich as Germansen Creek.
The difficulty of access to this region has as yet rendered the price of provisions
enormous, averaging from $1 12 to $2 50 per lb.
Hitherto the sum of $1,000 only has been given by the Government for exploring
this vast region, while many thousands have been expended by private individuals.
The explorations of this hardy band of pioneers during the past summer have
established the following facts :—
lat—That the only cheap method of transport through that country is by water
travel;
2nd—That a point exists where the waters of the Fraser River and the waters
which flow to the Arctic Ocean are but ten miles distant, and a low and almost level
pass connects the two;
3rd—A waggon road of ten miles in length, over which boats and provisions could
be carried, would enable the miner or merchant to transport his supplies from Quesnelmouth to the mouth of Germansen Creek;
4th—After leaving this portage, the distances would be as follows:—
Down Crooked River to McLeod's Lake     70 miles
Thence to Parsnip River    25
Thence to Omineca River   115
Up to Germansen Creek    70
?>
7}
280
5J 52
SESSIONAL PAPERS.
Of this distance, except 85 miles, all craft bound to Omineca would have the advantage
of a favourable, though sluggish, current. The greater part is well adapted for steamboats. The remaining 85 miles contain but two canons, around which freight would
have to be transported during the season of high water only;
5th—The expense of constructing this waggon road would probably not exceed
$10,000;
6th— An additional expenditure of $4,000 or $5,000 would clear the banks of the
Crooked River and the Omineca, so that loaded boats at any stage of water could pass
in either direction;
7th—A further outlay of $15,000 would construct a good and practicable trail from
Quesnelmouth, by way of Stuart's River and McLeod's Lake, crossing Nation River
direct to Germansen Creek, over which beef cattle and pack' animals could be driven
during summer, and miners could pass in winter. Plenty of feed can be found on the
entire length of this trail;
8th—By the expenditure of the above sums the cost of living would be reduced
during the ensuing season at least 75 per cent., and a means of exit furnished to the
miner who desired to leave that country after the winter had begun.
We therefore humbly pray Your Excellency that, in view of the foregoing facts,
you will be pleased to place upon the Estimates for the ensuing Session of the Legislative Council the sum of $30,000, for the purpose of opening the above trails, after the
necessary surveys have been made, and for making a waggon road across the " Giscome
Portage."
And your petitioners will ever pray.
(Signed)       James Orr,
Wm. Rennie,
and 397 others.
No. 2.
ENCLOSURE IN MESSAGE No. 7.
RESPECTING THE PROPOSED ALTERATIONS IN THE TARIFF.
Governor Musgrave to Lord Lisgar.
To Lord Lisgar, Ottawa..
Victoria,
25th January, 1871.
Legislature, by Resolution, request me to seek consent of your Government to
alteration of our existing Tariff, during this Session, by reducing duty on Spirits to
Canadian rate—eighty cents; on Flour to seventy-five cents per barrel; on Wheat to ten
cents per bushel, so as to enter Union with British Columbia Tariff so altered. Aggregate
Revenue would not be less than under Canadian Tariff. I recommend assent. Telegraph
reply. °   *
(Signed)       A. Musgrave.
Lord Lisgar to Governor Musgrave.
To His Excellency Governor Musgrave, Victoria.
Ottawa, February 1st, 1871.
Victoria,       „       1st     „
The Terms of Union are in nature of a Treatv Tho-o- t^o™ i^„~ ±. • i t.
lished in Canada, and accepted by British Columbia • ffioLldi™c,extensiv^ Pub"
fore think they have no right to alter those Terms ' A ft»rZ^T GoTerninen* th°™-
liament may in its discretion modify^the Tariff on threZff^fW v*"
I have no doubt that Parliament will consider' anv ™™E 5 ^ Colu™}™'
desire to meet your views as much as it properly can pr°P°Sltl0n made ^ ?ou> ™th a
(Signed)      Lisgar. SESSIONAL PAPERS. 53
No. 3.
PETITION OF INHABITANTS OF VICTORIA AGAINST
ROAD STEAMER BILL.
To the Honourable the Legislative Council of British Columbia.
The humble Petition of the undersigned sheweth—
That the proposed Bill giving a monopoly to the importers of " Thomson's Road
Steamers," is one which will work great hardship on a very large class in British
Columbia.
At the present time there is at least $650,000 invested in freighting and carrying
goods between Victoria and Cariboo. This trade will be destroyed by giving to these
Steamers a monopoly.
If the advantage is so great to the public as alleged, the introduction of these
Steamers will pay without any monopoly. The owners of Steamboats on the Fraser
River and Inland Waters, although investing as much capital as is required for these
Road Steamers, never asked for exclusive privileges, and are content with the profits
which belong to their energy and enterprise.
Last summer freight from Yale to Barkerville was carried in large quantities at 7i
cents a pound, and this year the rates will be probably lower, as the competition will
be considerably increased from various circumstances, and also because the expense of
teaming becomes less annually.
Your Petitioners believe that other parties are willing to introduce Road Steamers
on the Cariboo line of Roads, for which they ask no exclusive rights, and are willing to
compete fairly with the present trade, under such restrictions as the Government may
think fit to impose.
The people chiefly interested in the carrying trade of British Columbia have had no
opportunity of protesting against the proposed Bill, as they have not received any
notice of any intention to apply for such an Act, and the terms of it they are entirely
ignorant of.
It is well known that in early days, when the carrying trade of the Colony was in
a few hands, the owners of the teams forwarded their own and their friends goods in
preference to all others, and thus made large profits at the expense of the mercantile
community. If this Bill is allowed to pass with its exclusive privileges, the public will
probably suffer in the same way that it did before, for the benefit ofthe few interested in
the proposed Bill.
Your Petitioners therefore pray that the said Bill do not become Law, &c, &c, &c.
(Signed)    James Lowe,
John Quagliotti,
J. C. Nicholson,
Thos. Lett Stahlschmidt,
Joseph Nelson,
Kwong Lee & Co.,
Rode. Finlayson, for H.B.Co.,
William Irving,
Jerome Haeper,
per T. Harper,
J. Rueff,
C- Casamatou & Co.,
Chas. Oppenheimer,
per D. Oppenheimer,
Peter McQuade,
J. R. Adams. 54
SESSIONAL PAPERS.
No. 4.
ENCLOSURE IN MESSAGE No. 11.
RETURN showing the amount of LA.ND PRE-EMPTED, SOLD, and LEASED
in the various Districts ofthe MAINLAND, for the Year 1870.
Districts.
-a] a,
O   G>
I
a t-<
<( t3
'CQ
o
a &    a
s.» A -a
*s§ ° i
5 o <=> a
z; cq o
m  ti  o    •
I    _
^t    GQ
a g
New Westminster	
Hope, Tale, and Lytton
Lillooet	
Cariboo	
Kootenay	
17,210
6,323-50
2,310
700
2,722
1,061-50
1,761
• ••
13,430
3,520
...
480
22,850*
3,500
1,300
14,480
* Pastoral Leases granted conditionally.
RETURN of the LANDS PRE-EMPTED, SOLD, and LEASED in the differed
Districts of YANCOUYER ISLAND, during the Year 1870.
Districts.
1
OQ
so
OQ
8.2° .
ra      t3
03           C3
CQ
QJ  ""CJ
13
P  tn   rt
? m'^3   •
<17
O -£
o    .
f Acr
cont
land
^ s s
0 03  a
4 (^ -L»  ra
O     .
<12    |
«w  o
<j-a 5 fc
t4-<     O
OE2
O to m
°  <3   fn
O    rt    O    tfl
oo
.   <3>
. <S   0
.    CD    O
.   » ,Q   <g
o
O-o o
o^-g
o
fe
CQ
fe
""I'S 55
Oj
Sz;    ■
Metchosin	
Sooke   	
Highland	
Lake 	
North Saanich	
South Saanich	
Cowichan	
Comiaken	
Somenos	
Quamichan 	
Shawnigan	
Cnemainis	
Salt Spring Island ..:.'.v.'	
Mountain	
Cedar <	
Cranberry	
Small Islands and Dependencies	
Comox 	
Alexandra	
Esquimalt	
Total Acres
595
629
164
76
95
550
316
300
200
50
557
300
600
700
770
100
1,815
1,188
310
9,315
114
49-80
491
250
89-50
200
234-70
433
527
619-77
100
3,118-77
50
100
50
100
150
450
852
852
519
519
5,000
5,000
600
600
No. 5.
ENCLOSURE IN MESSAGE No. 15.
A RETURN of the AMOUNTS LEYIED, COLLECTED
each ROAD DISTRICT of YANCOUYER ISLAND, in 1870.'
and EXPENDED
in
DISTRICT.
LEVIED.
COLLECTED.
EXPENDED.
& c.
1,610 70
331 04
1,116 20
1,359 42
604 00
400 00
1,379 54
235 00
$      c.
1,454 95
331 04
1,078 60
916 57
594 23
254 72
1,148 79
130 14
$        C
2,602 50
778 39
2,776 82
2,832 23
859 38
1,257 88
3,128 44
558 73
(Signed)       Philip J. Hankin,
Colonial Secretary, SESSIONAL PAPERS.
55
No. 6.
ENCLOSURES IN MESSAGE No. 16.
A RETURN of the ARTICLES of DOMESTIC PRODUCE or MANUFACTURE
EXPORTED from the Colony of British Columbia, in the Years 1867-68-69-70.
Countries to which
Exported.
United Kingdom	
British Possessions
New South Wales
New Zealand 	
South Australia...
Victoria 	
Foreign Countries.
Batavia	
Chili ,;.	
China  	
France	
Hawaiian Islands..
Mexico	
Peru	
Russian Posses'ns
Tahiti 	
U. S. of America..
Totals $
Year
1867.
Year
1868.
Year
1869.
Year
1870.
16,527
6,517
14,960
6,747
7,564
2,530
19,400
6,832
7,200
2,160
148,140
238,577
$
182,906
9,579
7,000
10,100
25,979
31,875
14,373
11,688
40,580
306,832
$
192,710
35,911
7,243
6,689
11,193
28,373
19,708
12,228
619
43,144
293,750
651,568
$
155,571
5,083
18,312
3,528
18,730
26,235
5,364
44,215
1,509
169,480
448,027
Articles, of
Export.
Ale	
Bricks  	
Castings  	
Cranberries	
Coals	
Fish 	
Fish Oil ,
Furs and Hides...
Leather	
Lime	
Live Stock 	
Lumber	
Miscellaneous ....
Potatoes    "...
Stone	
Tallow 	
Wool	
Totals $
Year
1867.
Year
1868.
Year
1869.
Year
1870.
$
•$
$
60
90
...
759
2,552
3,260
8,523
10,790
72,953
198,405
119,820
3,112
7,679
4,603
2,919
26,642
19,878
68,391
206,375
233,682
138
• *.
505
1,301
255
275
• ••
86,692
184,135
252,454
467
1,316
■ ••
300
827
129
610
6,230
4,930
238,577
640,912
651,568
6(X
324
1,776
1,238
96,687
13,394
18,467
177,094
961
50
128,257
200
785
2,500
505
5,729
448,027
Custom House,
16th February, 1871.
W.- HAMLEY.
A RETURN of the ARTICLES of FOREIGN PRODUCE or MANUFACTURE
EXPORTED from the Colony of British Columbia, in the Years 1867-68-69-70.
Countries to which
Exported.
Year
1867.
Year
1868.
Year
1869.
Year
1870.
Articles of
Export.
Year
1867.
Year
1868.
Year
1869.
Year
1870.
British Possessions
New South Wales
$
15,000
' 800
18,200
21,073
79,852
134,925
20,560
14,'793
72,634
107,987
$
12,250
1,000
5,594
48,791
$
1,333
50
23,553
38,884
$
7,006
591
219
855
19,846
13,340
4,860
735
22,946
30,633
15,000
1,368
7,964
6,431
' 508
103
2,520
5,342
18,980
2,188
10,232
35,"720
1,058
1,725
11,909
16,193
347
706
37
2,297
1,253
107,987
$
3,901
630
6,266
7,108
550
237
2,476
4,670
502
292
11,114
286
11,370
450
8,850
3,554
183
200
1,496
3,500
67,635
$
2,653
216
280
Foreign Codntries
Chili
Flour	
26,870
850
Hawaiian Islands..
Russian Posses'ns
U. S. of America..
1,659
Household goods ..
Iron, CDpper, &c...
738
3,432
420
9,900
40
2,273
138
7,317
4,378
357
167
2,132
Government Stores
67,635
63,820
134,925
63,820
Custom House,
16th February, 1871.
W. HAMLEY. 56
SESSIONAL PAPERS.
A RETURN of BONDED GOODS SHIPPED as STORES in Sea-going Ships,
the Years 1869-70.
in
Articles.'
Ale and Porter 	
Beef and Pork	
Butter 	
Candles	
Cigars 	
Coffee 	
Flour   	
Groceries	
Miscellaneous	
Molasses 	
Oils	
Bice	
Bope	
Soap	
Sugar, refined 	
,,      Sandwich Island
Tea	
Tobacco	
Spirits.
Brandy	
Gin	
Bum	
Whiskey 	
Sweetened 	
Wines.
Champagne	
Claret 	
Port, Sherry, &c. .....
Year 1869.
Quantity.
48 doz.
10 bbls.
4 fkns.
16,850 no.
7 sacks
18 bbls.
23 cases
2 pkgs.
15 kegs
4 chests
4 boxes
118 cases
8 „
1 bbl., 1 keg
6 cases
3 1
27 cases
10   I
4 I
Total...$
Value
$
120
178
204
1,027
173
108
172
40
185
80
68
1,135
40
40
30
36
389
50
30
4,105
Articles.
Ale and Porter	
Beef and Pork	
Butter	
Candles , ,
Cigars	
Coffee	
Flour  a	
Groceries   ,
Miscellaneous	
Molasses	
Oils	
Bice	
Bope	
Soap	
Sugar, refined 	
,,      Sandwich Island
Tea	
Tobacco	
Spirits.
Brandy	
Gin	
Rum 	
Whiskey	
Sweetened	
Wines.
Champagne	
Claret 	
Port, Sherry, &c...
Year 1870.
Quantity.
84 doz.
63 bbls.
17 fkns.
5 boxes
26,950 no.
14 sacks, 4 boxes
21£ bbls.
30 pkgs.
11 bbls.
1 bbl.
6 mats, 1$ bbls.
1 pkg.
16 boxes
6 bbls., 8 hlf.bbls.
39 kegs
9 chests
21 boxes'
2 qr. csks, 130 cs.
9 cases
3 bbls.
11 cases, 1 keg
7 cases
1 case
13 cs., 11 qr. cks.
Total...$
Value.
~~V
210
650
729
25
1,890
378
150
167
52
37
37
10
23
255
428
180
400
1,250
45
120
75
126
8
1,041
8.286
Custom House,
16th February, 1871.
W. HAMLEY.
A RETURN of the BONDED GOODS and GOODS upon which DRAWBACK
has been allowed, supplied to the Ships of Her Majesty's Navy, in the Years 1869-70.
Articles.
Year 1869.
Ale and Porter	
Butter	
Cigars 	
Coffee	
Flour 	
Groceries	
Oatmeal	
Bice 	
Soap	
Sugar, refined	
,, Sandwich Island
Spirits :—
Brandy	
Gin	
Rum 	
Whiskey	
Sweetened ,
Tea	
Tobacco	
Wines:—
Champagne	
Claret	
Sherry, &c	
4Jfkns.
Quantities.
9lhhds.
6 bbls., 318
[doz.
500 no.
7 bags
2,002 bbls.
79 pkgs.
3,403 Ids.
1 bbl., 9 mats
367 boxes
13 bbls., 10 J bbls, 1
37,429 fts.        [loaf]
1 qr. csk., 134 cs.
33 cases
8 puncheons, 1 bbl.
3 qr. csks., 22 cases
5 cases
126 chests
3 cases
49 „
1 cask, 40 cases
7 qr. csks., 2 octs
[26 cases
Total $
Estimated
Value.
i
1,266
200
30|
200
12,012
559
272
42
1,223
496
3,379
1,281
132
1,700
260
75
1,396
150
625
250
833
26,381
Articles.
Ale and Porter	
Beef	
Butter	
Candles	
ICigars	
Cheese 1
Coffee	
Flour	
Groceries	
Hams 	
Lard	
Oatmeal	
Oils	
Rice 	
Sugar, refined	
,,      Sandwich Island..
Soap	
Tea	
Tobacco	
Spirits:—
Brandy	
Gin	
Bum	
Whiskey	
Wines:—
Champagne	
Claret	
Port and Sherry	
White Wine	
Year 1870.
Quantities.
14 hhds., 274 doz.
50 bbls.
9 fkns.
80 boxes
11,650 no.
15 cases
7 bags
2,389jbbls.
94 cases
6      „
3      „
5,877 lbs.
26 casks and cases
3 bbls.
20 bbls., 8 hlf. bbls.,
61,661 Ebs.    [1 case
1,129 boxes
7,261 Bbs.
1,111 „
1 hhd., 3 qrs., 126
1 1    91 cs.       [cs.
2 puncheons, 3 hhd.
8 qrs., 1 oct., 30 cs.
47 cases
1 cask, 30 cases
6 qrs., 2 octs. 34 cs.
10 cases
Total $
Estimated
Value.
$
1,108
1,000
450
400
800
350
240
16,726
611
20O
72
470
708
55
630
5,112
3,970
2,904
500
1,702
555
760
624
846
250
872
75
41,990
Custom House,
16th February, 1871,
W. HAMLEY. SESSIONAL PAPERS.
GOODS IN BOND AT YICTOEIA on the 31st January, 1871.
SPIBITS.
57
Description.
Alcohol	
Brandy	
Gin	
Do.   Old Tom	
Do.   Hollands, green cases
Do.   Hollands, red cases ...
Rum	
Whiskey	
Curacoa, Maraschino, &c. ..
Puncheons.
30*
Hogsheads
46
23*
65
10
Quarter
casks.
305
63
181
Barrels.
0
3tav
es.
Cases.
i
37
8 l?34
1148
455
763
20
12
4
909
98
WINES, &c.
Description.
Burgundy	
California	
Champagne	
China Medicated
Claret	
Ginger 	
Moselle	
Port 	
Rhine	
Sauterne 	
Sherry 	
Vermouth	
Bitters 	
Cider 	
Butts.
12
Pipes.
Casks.
Half
Casks.
Quarter
Casks.
37
159
Octaves.
Barrels
14
Cases.
18
89
276
314
19
25
8
108
10
63
112
117
ALE AND POBTER.
Description.
Hogsheads.
Tierces.
Doz. Quarts.
Doz. Pints.
Ale	
157
46
4685
5420
789
1284
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, Ac.
SUGARS.
Description.
Packages.
Value.
Description.
Packages.
Weight
409 trusses
293 bales and cases
258            Do.
32 cases
13 bales
60 bales
|
26,912
57,455
40,958
3,718
1,663
2,516
90 mats
20 boxes, 21 cases, 202
bbls., 313 half-bbls.
1157 kegs
884 barrels
81 kegs
lbs.
9,000
Clothing, Hosiery, &c.
Do.  Sandwich I.
82,189
146,719
TEA AND COFFEE.
Description.
Tea 	
Coffee	
Do. Manufactured..
Packages.
chests and half chests
63 sacks
2 cases
Weight
lbs.
40,604
7,177
96
OILMAN'S STORES.
Description.
Preserved Fruits	
General Groceries ...
Packages.
399 cases
1104 cases
Valae.
$
2,447
7,655
OILS.
Description.
China, nut
Coal 	
Colza 	
Gallipoli...
Linseed ...
Sweet	
Packages.
15 cases.
50    „
2
6 bbls. and cases.
109 „
136
Value.
$
93 75
212 50
38 00
142 00
1762 00J
616 00
TOBACCO.
Description.
Cigars 	
Cigaritos and Snuff,
Tobacco .
Quantity.
209,300
577 lbs.
22,807 lbs. 58
SESSIONAL PAPERS.
GOODS IN BOND AT YICTOEIA (continued.)
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Description.
Barley.
Beans .
Rice....
Split Peas
Beef and Pork ....
Bread' and Biscuit.
Butter 	
Cheese	
Lard	
Flour	
Middlings
Oatmeal ..
Packages.
269 sacks
283    ,,
1217 mats
69 bbls.
34 cases
127 bhls.
97 cases, 4 bbls.
133 fkns.
23 cases
12 cases
201 sacks
58 cases and casks
Quantity
or
Value.
28,514 lbs.
18,289  ,,
58,416 ,,
15,456 ,,
3,808 „
$1,618
12,965 lbs;
10,447 I
1,440 „
761 bbls.
20,000 lbs
9,880 ,,
MISCELLANEOUS GOODS.
Description.
Candles  ;
Canvas    j
Cards, playing	
Firearms 	
Hardware •
Leather	
Matches	
Opium...	
Paints	
Paper	
Rope and Cordage
Saddlery	
Shot and Ball	
Soap	
Miscellaneous
Packages.
3,614 boxes
14 bales
5. cases
54 cases
60 pkgs.
8 cases
27   „
9 „
222 pkgs.
40 bales
48 coils
5 cases
70 kegs
11   f,
6258 bxs. & cases
313 pkgs.
Quantity
or
Value.
78,016 lbs.
$1,546
332
3,844
540
1,499
1,197
4,050
2,754
676
836
1,567
22,112 lbs.
$    211
9,442
6,741
GUNPOWDEB.
(Stored partly in the Hudson Bay Barge, at Esquimalt, partly in Guy Huston's Store, near Saanich Road-
Sporting 383 kegs and cases, 12,743 lbs.
Blasting     6    ,, 300 ,,
Custom House,
16th February, 1871.
W. HAMLEY.
A  STATEMENT  of the  GOODS IN BOND  at NEW   WESTMENSTEE,   31st
January, 1871.
SPIRITS.
Brandy    !
Gin	
Old Tom	
Hollands	
Rum   	
Whiskey	
Ale and Porter ..
Cigars	
Groceries and Oil
man's Stores..
Dried Fruits 	
La d	
5 hhds., 12 qr. casks, 45 cases.
5 puncheons.
100 cases.
53 green cases, 23 red cases.
6 puncheons, 1 qr. cask,
5 ,,        13       ,,       1 case.
WINES.
220 doz. qts., 174 doz. pints.
1 case, 10,000.
10 cases, value $55.
10    „ „     $28.
1 case, 100 lbs.
Custom House,
16th February, 1871.
Champagne   	
Ginger Wine	
Port	
Sherry  ,	
Bitters	
Oatmeal	
Candles 	
Eirearms  -
Bope and Cordage
Soap	
Miscellaneous	
23 cases.
1 case.
2 hhds., 2 qr. casks.
5 qr. casks., 14 cases.
4 cases.
1 case, 112 lbs.
80 boxes, 2,000 lbs.
1 case, .$36.
2 pkgs., $118..
39 boxes, $277.
6 pkgs., $434.
W. HAMLEY.
No. 7.
PETITION OF W. H. KAY.
To the Honourable the Members of the Legislative Council, in Council assembled.
I   £h? *?HR th+er^TtA' yiUlam 5enr^ Kay> Farmer a*<i Stock-raiser, in
the District of Lillooet, British Columbia, humbly sheweth:—
That, in the autumn of 1862 your petitioner, together with his partner J. H. Brown
of Yictona, British Columbia, pre-empted two Land Claims in the aforesaid DiatnVt'
eight miles below Clinton, on the Clinton and Cariboo Waggon road, o ^woSedTo-
gether as one farm; °° ' cu w SESSIONAL PAPERS. 59
That the then resident Magistrate's (Mr. -Elliott) consent was obtained to build one
good house on the divide line, in such manner that each half should represent a dwelling
on each side of the said claims, as prescribed by law;
That, subsequently, the whole ofthe farm buildings and out-houses were erected on
the said J. H. Brown's claim, in addition to about twenty acres cleared, and six or eight
fenced; thus representing improvements far in excess ofthe amount required by law •
That the said J. H. Brown left your petitioner in full possession of the said land
claim, and authorized your petitioner to represent him thereon;
That your petitioner has lived on the said claim ever since its first occupation in
1862, fulfilling the requirements of the Law of Pre-emption in every essential, viz.: in
permanent occupation, improvement, and cultivation;
That the said J. H. Brown left for England in 1867, without giving your petitioner
any written documents in proof of what is advanced hereinbefore, as it was supposed
th at the fact of your petitioner residing on the- said Pre-emption Claim would be sufti-
cient guarantee ofthe bona fide nature ofthe said agency;
That in 1869, a certain Edward Allen applied to the resident Magistrate (E. H.
Sanders, Esq.) for permission to pre-empt a portion ofthe said J. H. Brown's claim;
That in consequence of your petitioner engaging to produce such written evidence
as the said Magistrate should deem necessary, from the said J. H. Brown, of your
petitioner being a bona fide agent, and of his being in legal possession of said claim, the
said Magistrate gave his word to your petitioner that he would withhold his decision
until after the arrival of the said evidence from England;
That, subsequently, yielding to the pressing demands of the said Allen, and ignoring
his promise to your petitioner, the said Magistrate appointed a hearing of the case for
his last Court day in October, 1869, when in the absence of the material evidence required a jury decided against your petitioner;
That the ensuing mail brought the documents required;
That, whereas, previous to the trial, the said Allen applied for & portion only of the
said claim, as his posts and notices indicated, he afterwards, on the 2nd November following, applied for the whole of the said claim, including the fenced land, the out-houses,
the farm buildings, and half the dwelling house, wherein at the time your petitioner was
dwelling;
That for this new application no fresh posts were placed, no new notices were advertised ;
That on the same day aforesaid, the said Magistrate, without warning your petitioner, and contrary to the provisions of the Land Ordinance at the time in force, which
provide for the lapse of one calendar month from the date of application before it shall
be legal to grant such permission to pre-empt, the said Magistrate did grant such permission, regardless of the rights guaranteed to your petitioner by the Pre-emption Act,—
rights established by eight years' possession and occupation;
That, in consequence of this aforesaid permission, the said Edward Allen commenced,
without a writ, to take forcible possession of said property, and in furtherance of this
object to tear down and destroy fences and buildings; thus, not only is your petitioner
deprived of house and home, and virtually stripped of his property, but the public peace
is hereby constantly endangered.
Your petitioner, therefore, humbly prays that your Honourable Body will take into
your earnest consideration this case of hardship and illegality, and that you cause such
steps to be taken as in your wisdom you may deem fit, in order to institute a full and
searching enquiry into the administration of the law, the manner and doing of which
has allowed so gross an injustice to be perpretrated, and which shall, in due season, reinstate your petitioner in the Ml exercise of his undoubted privileges and rights, and in
the undisputed possession of his property.
And your petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.
(Signed)      J. H. BEOWN,
Victoria, B. C, 23rd February, 1871. per W. H. Kay. 60 28th MARCH.
No. 8.
PETITION OF THE EESIDENTS OF LILLOOET.
To the Honourable the Members of the Legislative Council of British  Columbia, in   Council
assembled.
The Petition of the undersigned residents of the town of Lillooet and vicinity,
humbly sheweth:—
1st. That, heretofore, a Court of Assize and General Gaol Delivery was held at the
town of Lillooet;
2nd. That, from some cause unknown to your petitioners, the said Court of Assize
is discontinued, and no longer held at the town of Lillooet;
3rd. That many of your petitioners were summoned to appear and serve as Grand
and Petty Jurymen at the Spring Assizes held at Clinton on July 4th ultimo;
4th. That Clinton is forty-seven miles from the town of Lillooet, and, in consequence,
some of your petitioners, who are traders, had to close their stores for five or six days,
at great pecuniary loss; others, who are farmers, had to leave their farms at a most
important juncture—that of irrigation—thus entailing a loss which is irreparable;
5th. That there are upwards of sixty houses in the town of Lillooet, and more
people to be found within a radius of twenty miles than are to be found within the same
radius from any other given point in the District; that when the Court of Assize was
held at Lillooet there were no persons summoned from Clinton or vicinity, nor further
than twenty miles from the town of Lillooet;
6th. That your petitioners are fully alive to the duty and necessity of citizens serving as jurors, and for this reason your petitioners would earnestly entreat your Honourable Body to grant us relief, in order that a Court of Assize may be held at the town of
Lillooet;
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
(Signed)       H. Featherstone,
T. B. Humphreys,
Thos. Hoey,
and 60 others.
VICTORIA, B. C.:
PRINTED AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
1871. COLONIAL ESTIMATES,
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, B. C.:
PRINTED AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFIICE. COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
A.
ABSTRACT of the probable REVENUE of the Colonial Government of
British Columbia, for the Tear 1871, showing also the Revenue received under
the similar heads in the Year 1869, being the Year previous to that in which the
Estimates are prepared.
Customs 1
Port and Harbour Dues j
Eoads'Tolls	
Excise Duties	
Land Sales	
Land Eevenue	
Eents, exclusive of Land	
Free Miners' Certificates	
Mining Eeceipts General	
Licences	
Postage 	
Fines, Forfeitures, and Fees of Court	
Fees of Office	
Sale of Government Property	
Eeimbursements in aid of Expenses incurred..
Miscellaneous Eeceipts'	
Arrears, Eeal Estate Tax, Yancouver Island....
Eoad Tax	
Total $
Estimate
for
1871.
320,000
42,000
3,500
20,000
5,000
1,500
11,000
15,000
42,000
14,000
6,500
3,950
26,000
500
16,000
7,000
533,950
Revenue
of
1869.
356,678 32
57,512 14
4,215 76
1,354 50
4,662 70
1,640 25
9,940 00
12,740 12
40,358 93
12,569 61
5,824 56
4,534 40
2,545 28
17,822 83
981 26
241 82
4,871 45
528,494   23
Revenue of
1870.
(Approximate.)
325,000
42,000
3,000
7,000
5,000
1,700
10,000
14,600
41,500
14,000
6,500
5,000
1,500
17,000
500
1,000
7,000
502,300 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
REVENUE DETAILED.
Customs.
Import Duties $ 310,300 00
Fees  275 0(
Fines and Seizures   50 CO
Port and Harbovr Dues.
Entrance and Clearance Fees    | Q „_-
(lasting; River, & Inland Navigaf--i Licences j y'd75   00
Roads' Tolls	
Excise Duties	
Land Sales	
Land Eeventjf.
Bent of Land 1   ,. nnn nA
Pre-emption Fees, &c }   5'000 00
Rents (exclusive of Land).
Ferry Eents, &c	
Free Miners' Certificates   	
Mining Eeceipts, General 	
Licences.
Spirit      27,000 00
Trading      15,000 00
Postage.
Private Letters and Box Eents	
Fines, Forfeitures, and Fees of Court.
Supreme Court  800 00
Bankruptcy Court     200 00
Police, Mining, and County Courts   5,500 00
Fees of Office.
Land Eegistry Fees  2,500 00
Assay Fees  1,000 00
Eegistration of Joint Stock Companies    200 00
Inspecting Steamers      250 00
Sale of Government Property.
Unserviceable Stores  	
Building Materials   	
Provisions   	
Reimbursements in aid of Expenses incurred by Government.
Steamer "Sir James Douglas"        14,000 00
Her Majesty's Government for Mails        6,000 00
Keep of Naval Prisoners, &c       1.000 00
Telegraphic Eeceipts .....      5,000 CO
Miscellaneous Eeceipts.
Over-payments, &c, recovered 	
Arrears Vancouver Island Eeal Estate Tax	
Road Tax	
Total $
Estimate
for
1871.
310,625 00
9,375
00
42,000
00
3,500
00
20,000
00
5,000
00
1,500
00
11,000 00
15,0(0
00
42,000
00
14,000
00
6,500
00
3,950 00
23,0.00
00
500
00
16,000 00
7,000 00
533,950 00
Revenue of
1869.
344,250 35
302 00
24 99
12,100 98
47,512 14
4,215 76
1,354 50
4,662 70
1,640 25
9,940 00
12,740 12
27,182 f0
13,176 43
12,569 91
577 23
296 23
4,951 10
2,673 92
1,794 78
65 70
2,545 28
17,822 83
981 26
241 82
4,871 45
528,494 23 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
L
ABSTRACT ofthe SUMS REQUIRED to defray the Expenses ofthe Colonial
Government of British Columbia, for the Year from 1st January to the 81st of
December, 1871, showing also the amount actually expended in the Year previous
to that in which the Estimates are prepared, viz.: 1869.
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
Page of
Detail.
o ■£
a s
8
1
9
2
9
3
9
4
9
5
9
6
9
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
9
11
9
12
10
13
10
14
10
15
10
16
11.
17
18
19
20
21
24
Fixed
Establishment.
Establishments $T49;C01   25
Piovisiona
and
Temporary
Allowances.
M17  f-'O
Office     Estimate for
Contiu- the
eencies.    Year 1871.
700    00 154,118     75
Pensions, Retired Allowances, and Gratuities ...
Eevenue Services, Exclusive of Establishments.
Administration of Justice......Do	
Ecclesiastical, Do	
Charitable Allowances  	
Education, Exclusive of Establishments	
Hospitals  Do	
Police and Gaols,  Do	
Eent	
Transport	
Conveyance of Mails	
"Works and Buildings	
Roads, Streets, and Bridges.	
Miscellaneous Services	
Interest   	
Drawbacks and Eefund of Duties, &c	
Immigration 	
Eedemption of Bonds 	
Sinking Fund	
Temporary Loans	
Home Government Account
Government Vessels	
Lighthouses
2,910
1,000
3,900
10,500
15,000
12,000
264
3,250
36,549
23,650
54,550
23,260
103,440
2,100
00
00
00
00
00
00
50
00
96
0(
00
00
00
CO
50,197    50
o,_ I -±
12,800
9,370
522,135
30
00
00
01
Expenditure
of 1869.
155,051 94
9,020 93
2,748 17
8,233 99
11,326 25
0,0/i
69
16,715 44
868 46
10,926 22
33,239 88
12,385 71
49,601 35
33,946 94
102,082 41
1,962 18
29,948 75
5,308 05
16,388 50
10,206 76
515,539 62 ^
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA. 5
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
CIVIL.
His Excellency the Governor.
rri     <-. SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
lne Orovernor (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Acts).
Private .Secretary , fti 452
Messenger iw"Z*"*«X^w^*X^i»li     '&00
CONTINGENCIES. '
Stationery, &c      \qq
Total His Excellency the Governor     $2,052
Legislative Council.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Olerk     $600
Messenger        200
         £90
CONTINGENCIES.
Fuel, Light, &c  100
Total Legislate 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 Bra ch.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Superintendent     1,320
Two Printers     1,920
Assistant Printer        640
        3,880
Total Colonial Secretary     $9,224
Treasury.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Chief Clerk in Charge $1,900
Clerk      1,452
Clerk     1.200
       4,552
ALLOWANCES.
To Officer in Charge  250
Total Treasury     $4,802
Auditor General.
SALARIES. ffixed Establishment.
Auditor General  $2,425
^f Clerk ggii     3,877
CONTINGENCIES.
Extra Assistance iu AH<|it Office  500
Total Auditor General     $4,377
Chief Commissioner of Lands and "Works and Surveyor General.
SALARIED Fixed Establishment.
Chief Commissioner (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Assist nit Surveyor General   *l>900
Clerk       1,"*
*-'lerK ;  1 224
Draughtsman     ^
Accountant Clerk     l'^oo
Inspector of Steam Boilers          '2_0
Messenger 	
Total Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and Surveyor General   $6,998 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
CIVIL.
Customs. *  ^
SALARIES. FiX3l rstablishment.
Collector (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Chief Clerk    $1,940
Clerk     ]>f2
Denutv Collector, Southern Boundary -   1|»«*
r   •> '        5,096
Out-Door Department.
Revenue Officer  1,104
Landing Waiter (Victoria)  ••• 1>704
Do.           (Esquimalt)  900
Two Boatmen and Watchmen, at $696 each  1,392
Revenue Officer (Burrard Inlet)  1,200
Landing Waiter (New Westminster)  600
Constable (Osoyoos)  1,224
Total Collector of Customs  $13,820
Registrar General.
salaries.
Fixed Establish njnt.
Registrar General (provided for under "Land Registry Ordinance, 1870.")
Post Office.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Postmaster (Victoria): $2,000
Clerk (New Westminster)     1,200
Total Post Office    $3,200
Total of Civil Establishments required under Votes $45,373
Department of His Excellency the Governor  $2,052
Department of Legislative Council  900
Department of Colonial Secretary  9,224
Department of Treasury  4,^02
Department of Auditor General  4,377
Department of Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  6,998
Department of Collector of Customs  13,820
Department of Post Office  3,200
$45,373
00
JUDICIAL.
Supreme Court.
salaries.
Fixed Eatabllshmont.
Chief Justice (provided for under "Supreme Court Ordinance, 1869.")
Puisne Do.                         Do.,                      Do., Do.
Registrar                            Do.,                        Do., 1870.
Deputy Registrar               Do.,                        Do., Do.
Messenger	
$500
Attorney General.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Attorney General (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Clerk  -~~ '. $1,008
ALLOWANCES.
Allowance to Attorney General in lieu of Prosecution Fees     l 455
Total Attorney General ,    $2,46$ COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
JUDICIAL.
High Sheriff.
ALLOWANCES.
In aid of Expenses ,    $j $qq
Total Judicial Establishments $4 463
Supreme Court $   500
Attorney General    2 463
High Sheriff    l'50o
$4,463
POLICE, INCLUDING PRISONS AND GAOLS.
Victoria.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Police.
Stipendiary Magistrate $2,250 00
Clerk     1,200 00
Inspector     1,008 00
Sergeant       800 00
Two Constables, at $1 -75 each per diem     1,277 CO
Gaol.
Gaoler  $1,008 00
Assistant Gaoler        912 50
Superintendent of Convicts     1,008 00
Two Convict Guards, $638 75 each ...'     1,277 50
Two Door Guards, $54-7-50 eac •     1,095 00
Cook         638 75
Medical Officer        600 00
 13,075 25
New Westminster.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment:
Police.
Stipendiary Magistrate (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act,  1863
as Registrar General). .
Two Constables at $638-75 each $l,i77 50
Gaol.
Gaoler    1>™S 00
Turnkey         T08 00
Medical 0fficer      _l°^-°3,493 50
Total Police and Gaols $16,568 75
GOLD, ASSISTANT GOLD COMMISSIONERS, & STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES.
Columbia and Kootenay District.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Clerk and Constable    $1,704
Constable     M04
Constable (French Creek) v    M04 ftn
ALLOWANCES.
Allowance to Acting Magistrate • '
Total Columbia and Kootenay District $6,024 50 8
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
GOLD, ASSISTANT GOLD COMMISSIONERS, & STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES.
Cariboo, including Quesnel, Soda Creek and Omineca.
SALARIES Fixed Establishment.
Stipendiary Magistrate and Gold Commissioner  $3,4u
Clerk.
Chief Constable 	
Constable	
Two Constables at $1,008 each
CoHStfftfle'at Quesnel	
Officer at Omineca	
1,940
1,940
1.450
2,016
1,224
1,9-10
Total  $13,910
Yale, including Hope and Lytton.
salaries.
Gold Commissioner and Stipendiary Magistrate
Chief Constable (Yale) 	
Constable Do	
Chief Constable (Lytton)
Fixed Establishment.
  $3,000
      1,104
      1,008
      1,104
Toll Collector (Yale)     M->4
Total     $7,320
Lillooet and Clinton.
SALARIES.
Stipendiary Magistrate and Assistant Gold Commissioner.
Chief Constable  	
Constable, Postmaster, and Toll Collector at Clinton	
Fixed Establishment.
 $2,400'
     1,104
1,104
Total    $4,60£
Nanaimo and Comox.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Stipendiary Magistrate    $2 250
Constable (Nanaimo)         732
Constable (Comox)        >732
Total     $3,714
No. 1.—RECAPITULATION OP THE FOREGOING ESTABLISHMENTS.
Salaries.
Fixed
Establishment
Provisional
and
Temporary.
(Allowances.
Civil Establishments :
Crown Officers and  other Salaries provided for by Acts  ...
Governor
Legislative Council   ...
Colonial Secretary    ...
Treasurer
Auditor General
Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works &c
Customs
Registrar General
Post Office  ... ... ... ."
Judicial Establishments :
Supreme Court
Attorney General
High Sheriff
Police and Gaols :
Police Establishments
Gold, and Assistant Gold Commissioners,
and Stipendiary Magistrates :
Columbia and Kootenay
Cariboo
Hope, Yale, and Lytton
Clinton and Lillooet...
Nanaimo      ...
52,137
1,952
800
9,224
4,552
3,877
6,998
13,820
50
00
00
00
01
00 j
oo!
00
,200    00
500
1,008
16,568
4,812
13,910
7,320
4,608
3,71-1
00
00
250    00
455
,500
00
00
1,212    50
Total Establishments..... $ 149 001
4.411;
50
Office Con-
tingences.
Total.
100    00
100    00
500    00
52,137
2,052
900
.9,224
4,802
4,377
6,'988
13,820
50
00
00
00
00
CO
00
00
3,200 00
500 00
2,463 00
1,500 00
16,568 75
6.024 60
13,:il0 00
7,320 00
4.60S 00
3,71 1 03
700    00    154,118    7! COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA. 9
No. 2—PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, AND GRATUITIES.
Pension to retired Chief Justice D. Cameron, Esq., under Act No  3 of V I    1864 :
Pension to Mrs. J. D. B. Ogilvy  * Jjtg
°     J  $485
No. 3.—REVENUE SERVICES (exclusive of Establishments).
Travelling Expenses ot Officers on duty; Arrest and Prosecution of Smugglers $! 000
No. 4—ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (exclusive of Establishments).
Summoning Jurors and Witnesses, and other Contingencies  <Jm 9nn
Prosecution and Interpreters' Fees, &c ^..'."!!.'..'.'..'.'.'..'.'.'.'"'.'.!.'.'.'       400
Expenses of Judges and Registrar on Circuit !!"!"."!!!'. ••••••••■••       ••••
Expenses attending Inquests .'.'.."".'.'.!!! .1.    .'.'.'."".      \nn
Total Administration of Justice $3,900
No. 5.—Ml.
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).
In aid of District Schools $15,000
No. 8.—Mil.
No. 9.—POLICE AND GAOLS (exclusive of Establishments).
Keep of Prisoners, and other Police expenditure throughout the Colony $12,000
No. 10.—RENT.
Rent, Government House, Victoria $ 48 50
Do.                      Do.            Lillooet    120 00
Do. Boat House, Nanaimo     36 00
Do. Gaol at Comox     60 00
Total Rent $264    50
No. 11.—TRANSPORT.
His Excellency the Governor—Travelling Expenses on duty $1,000
Treascry—Freight on remittance of Treasure       250
Actual Travelling Expenses of Officers on duty    1,500
Keep of Government Horses throughout the Colony           500
Total'Transport $3,250
No. 12.—CONVEYANCE OF MAILS.
To and km S.n Francisco  $12.°00 00
Do.          Vic oria and New We.-tminster   500 00
Da.          Via   riaaudEsqu mjvlt  600 00
Do.          Victoria. Nanaimo, and Comox  4,200 00
Mail Co i v ct, Cariboo. Mr   Barnard, 2 months, 1st Jan. to 28 h Feb , at $1,333 33 a month.. 2,666 66
Do           Do.             Messrs. Gerow & Johnston, 10 months*-at $13,000 per annum  10,833 30
To and from Columbia River •  600 °°
Do.         Kootenay  MOO 00
Do.         New Westminster and Burrard Inlet  10° °?
Do.         Victoria and .Saanich  30° 00
Do.      -Victoria and-Metchosin   ™° ™
'Casu  1 Conveyance of Mails and Mail.Bags to and from Steamers   *D" ""
Conveyance oi'Mails, homewards and outwards, between England and the United States  3,000 °"
Total Conveyance of Mails $36,549   96 10
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
No. 13.—WORKS AND BUILDINGS.
Construction of a new Gaol at Nanaimo *
Repairs to Buildings throughout the Colony:— . 250
Government Buildings, Victoria  '600
Government House, Victoria  250
Government House, New Westminster	
Government Buildings, New Westminster ;  g )(J
Government Buildings, Yale  „5Q
Government Buildings, Lillooet and Clinton	
Government Buildings, Cariboo  300
Government Buildings, Kootenay	
Repairs to Buoys, Fraser River  200
Repairs to Buoys, Victoria  2^
Repairs to Buoys, Nanaimo 	
Surveys:— R 00o
Miscellaneous Surveys throughout the Colony  °'uu
Telegraph:— 5-no
New Line from Quesnelmouth to Barkerville  o'oKn
Maintenance, and operating Line from Victoria to Barkerville     9>250
Total Works and Buildings $23,650
No
14.—ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES.
Repairs to Roads and Trails throughout the Colony:—
Yale-'dl.nton Ro id  $16,000
Clinton and Carneronto-vn Road  12,000
Douglas and Clinton Road  1,000
Hope-Kootenay Trail  1,500
Burrard 1:-let Road   1,500
New Westminster-Yale Sleigb Road  2,000
New Westminster District Roads   300
Suinass and Chillivvnck District Roads  750
Trails, Cariboo District  2,000
   37,050
Esquimalt Road  2,000
Victoria District Roads  2,450
Esquimalt District Roads  350
Victoria-Metchosin Road .'  1,600
Metchosin District Roads   350
Saanich District Roads  2,750
Cowcihan District Roads, including Kokesailah and Chemainus Bridges  2,800
Nanaimo District Roads  2,700
Sooke District Roads  500
Comox District Roads   1,250
Salt Spring Island Roads  250
Other Road repairs, not detailed  500
   17,500
Total Roads, Streets, and Bridges $54,550
No. 15.—MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES.
Expenses connected with Indian Tribes   $ 500
Government House Grounds, VI toria and New Westminster  960
Insurance on Government Buildings  1,000
Exchange on Drafts for remittances     1,500
Subsidy to Western Union Telegraph to Portland, per annum  4,500
Telegrams, Cable Messages, &c  500
Stationery and Fuel for all Departments    4,000
Expenses connected with the Assay of Minerals  5,000
Taking charge of Government Buildings, Douglas and Langley  100
Crowu Agents' Commission  500
Volunteer Expenses under Act   500
Victoria Volunteers' Debt  500
Aid to Deluge Fire Company, for purchase of Engine  750
Road Tax Collections (Commission, &c.)  700
Printing General Map of Colony, in London  $00
Repairing Surveying Instruments ,  050
Miscellaneous Services not detailed  1 000
Purchase of Foreign Postage Stamps  '400
Total Miscellaneous Services $23,260
No. 16.—INTEREST.
Interest on Loan under Act of 1862, B. C  >u KKft
Do. Do. 1863,      „   14550
D°- Do. 1864,      „   29 100
Do Do. 1862, V.I :m  n'64o
Do. Temporary Loans and Debentures ,  33 600
Total Interest $103,440 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRUTISH COLUMBIA.
11
No. U.—DRAWBACKS AND REFUND OF DUTIES, &c.
Of Customs Duties  *o qoO
Of other Taxes mj 'i00
Total Drawbacks, &c.
$2,100
No. 18.—IMMIGRATION—iWZ
No. 19.—REDEMPTION OF BONDS.—2Wfr
No. 20.—SINKING FUND.
(Provided for by Acts of 1862, 1863, and 1864.)
On £50,000 Loan of B. C, 1862  $21,825 00
Do. Do. 1863      9,700 00
On £100,000        Do. 1864    10,912 50
On £40,000 Do. T. I.   1862      7,760 00
Total Sinking Fund.
.$50,197 50
No. 21.—TEMPORARY LOANS.—Nil.
No. 22.—HOME GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT.
Repayment of Stores supplied by War Department   $3,274 30
No. 23.—GOVERNMENT VESSELS.
"Sir James Douglas"—Wages, Stores and Fuel $12,350
Dredger Keeper, &c        450
Total Government Vessels $12,800
No. 24.—LIGHTHOUSES.
Fraser River Light Ship.
Salaries
Provisioning Grew
Stores and maintenance
Race Rock Light Housb.
Salaries
Provisioning Light Keepers
Stores and maintenance
FisGARD Light House.
Salaries
Stores and maintenance
Repairs
$2,160
750
700
1,800
1,550
550
760
500
600
,610
3,900
1,860
Total Light Houses
$9,370
RECAPITULATION.
Provided for by permanent Acts, on account of Salaries $ 52,137 50
Do.          l     Do.               Do.                 Pensions  2,425 00
Do.              Do.              Do.                Interest on Loans  69,840 00
Do.               Do.               Do.                 Sinking Fund  50,197 50
Required to be provided by Vote for Contingent Service of Year 1871:—
Establishments > $101,981    25
Services, exclusive of Establishments  245,553   76
$174,600   00
347,535   01
$522,135   01
Estimated excess of Revenue over Expenditure     11,814   99
Estimated Revenue • $533,950   00 12
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
T3
&
S>
■<
0
B
O
EH
+»
u
o
&
(^
0$
•sosnoq^qSn
»Q
pi
•BjossaA
luaranaaAOQ
<n
s
03
•^unoooy luara
m
-UJ8A0f) 91UOJJ
03
jH
%3
CO
03
•punjj; Sui^uig
*h
.ci
«
O
00
•05?'sajin(ijopnnj
-ag 3? sjpisqAi'BJQ;
P3
•jsaia^ni
*si
3
a
Ph
•S80IAJ9g
m
SnO9UW[[90SlJ<{
Ph
g
•saSpuQ puis
's^89Jlg 'sp^Oa
fcd
o
•sSuipiing
m
pais ssiJOj^
Ph
O
•si^m jo
(^
QOUDifaAUOQ
ij
m
Ph
1
•qaodsuBJi,
I
O
"i^m
i
H
h
•siobo
o
pun 90t^oj;
En
M
•uorrBonpg;
l-H
H
1—1
•sgouBAiLonY
oiq'B^j'Bqo
p
•aoi^snf jo
o
uouBJisimmpy
R
'saoiAieg
CQ
9nn9A9y;
CQ
<1
•S9t?tni'BI£)
puis 'saou-BAioiiy
poaiiay 'snoisuaj
M
^
h-l
CO
• s^uaxnqst^q'B^sg
S
Ct5
g
t—1
o
cts
s
/V.
HH
O
£h
R
w
EH
ft
o
1*
K
3
w
s
§
t>
CQ
OOOOOOOOOCDOlOOOOO o © o o
ooHi«ot-i»«ioo)tomgiS2°2 2tS!
SooSot-on«')|«'ffl'*?20,S3SS5
^ § S £ o ro © ?-.*S rt< e* 0'*>o_>q_-*.^'-'„«
co
t&
CO~<©*»Q*^ M 0>i- Ot- H ®
-      1 ^ CI CO CO
© h4* CO
rH r-t O
© 03
©
, ©
o
• o
: o
o © © <
© o © o
oooooo»o©
OOlOOOOir-iO
NO H^CT *->00C3W©00CO©
IO © © © Cir-r~.t— Cq©CO©.£-
■^Oii-100 ,m00O^iN'*C)lO
>~r  co"-*"
-^©cocqeo«-Hooin
d
rd
P<
T3
a
to
0
©   .
as
d
(TJ
Q
■   HA
W\
<*-.
T3
•^
o
o
c3
p
O
aj
■ ^
ci
CD
CO
ia
H
ft
Ed
o
b
►1
° r-t
a
o
cd
a
o
o
a
Cm
^
^
• -^
d as
s
*d
O
.
at
.
*     ^*
OT
o
O
p
® 2
CO
QQ
d
00
43
43
CQ
o
o
CD
a
o
QQ
r? O
o
ca
CD
aS
3
o
^
03
■a a
IQ
*o3
cd
a
oi >-
BQ
o
C
H
od
OD
BO
CQ
si
o
Q>
a
o3
•V
CQ
a
aS
it o
P
S81
H
O
4>
"3
O
40
CD
O
M
CC
c
.a
.B o
u
*-a
»<o
v^
O
s
Qoon
«>
o
o o
©
©
©
o
to
© ©
U3
©
id
eo
o   :
: io ©
. 00     *
: -<ji   :   :
t   1   '. to   I   1   .   1
e«
rH ta
■*
co"
CO
©
©
iO
in
-*
m
m
©
©
UO
in
©
of
' j^~ '
C<1
<M
o
o
o
o
o
C3
CM
t-1
1—I
«£>
o
O
o
•           .           •           »
•           •           •
o
•
o
iO
tO
rM
o
o
o
o
o
cT
I""1
rH
o
o
o
CO
o
co"
CO
o
o
•    ;    ; iO
iO
o
o
IO
»o
o
CNI
cx>
<J>
* CM
CM    

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.bcbooks.1-0222151/manifest

Comment

Related Items