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 EEPOET
OF   THE
AUDITOK-GENEKAL
OP
BRITISH COLUMBIA
1916-17
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE "AUDIT ACT,'
CHAPTER 5,  3 GEO. V.
.THE GOVEBKWENT OF
THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
PRINTED BY
AUTHORITY  OF THE  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA, B.C.:
Printed by William H. Ct;llin, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1917.  To His Honour Frank Stillman Barnard,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present to Your Honour statements of
the Auditor-General pursuant to the provisions of the " Audit Act," chapter 5,
3 George V.
Respectfully submitted,
H. C. BREWSTER,
Minister of Finance.
Treasury Department,
Victoria, March 1st, 1917.  Hon. H. C. Brewster,
Minister of Finance.
Audit Office,
Victoria, March 1st, 1917.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit for the information of the Legislative
Assembly, pursuant to the provisions of the " Audit Act," chapter 5, 3 George V.,
as follows:—
(A.) Statement of Treasury Board Overrulings (pursuant to section 33) and
Treasury Board Decisions.
(B.) Statement of Payments charged against the 1916-17 Appropriations which
did not occur within the Period of the Account (pursuant to subsection (e) of
section 34).
(C.) Statement of Special Warrants issued (pursuant to subsection (b) of
section 20).
(D.) Statement of the Revenue and Expenditure for the First Nine Months
of the Present Fiscal Year, viz., from 1st April, 1916, to 31st December, 1916
(pursuant to subsection  (a)  of section 45).
W. ALLISON,
Auditor-General.  AUDITOR-GENERAL'S  REPORT.
Fobest Protection Fund.
Attention is directed to tlie financial clauses of the " Forest Act " governing the Forest
Protection Fund, which do not cover the necessities of the actual working conditions, so much
so that a sum has been voted each year to cover expenditures irrespective of the statutory
provisions.    The Balance Sheet of the Province at Slst March last shows a sum of $62,984.28
at the credit of Forest Protection Fund, whereas the following table, which has been compiled
to show the standing of the Forest Protection Fund as it ought to appear if the statutory
provisions only had been carried out, and if no moneys had been voted by the Legislative
Assembly, discloses a debit balance of $80,674.45 :—
Year ending
31st March.
1013—Collections   (net)    $ 105,250 42
1014— „ ,  165,018 33
1015— .,  122,330 47
1016— ., „         114,795 35
$'  507,403 57
Government contribution, dollar for dollar        507,403 57
$1,014,807    14
Balance, being overexpenditure        80,674 45
$1,095,481 59
Paid Vouchers as per Public Accounts.
1913    $207,624 99
Credit by refunds        3,454 03
 $   204,170 06
1914    $342,361 64
Credit by refunds     21,549 31
 320,812 33
1915    $403,140 93
Credit by refunds     16.7S5 89
 3S6,355 04
1916    $185,538 46
Credit by refunds       1,394 30
 184,144 16
$1,095,481 59
It appears probable that sufficient collections will be made to the end of the fiscal year to
make an adjustment and carry forward a balance in accordance with the provisions of the
" Forest Act," without reference to any amounts voted by Parliament, but I would respectfully
suggest that the Act should be amended to remove these difficulties and meet working conditions.
W. ALLISON,
Auditor-General. G 8 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
(A.)
TREASURY BOARD OYERRULINGS.
RE EXTRAS, VANDERHOOF SCHOOL CONTRACT.
Audit Office,
Victoria, February 17th, 1910.   ■
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sib,—I am returning herewith voucher in favour of W. G. Gillett for $175 for extras caused
by being delayed in proceeding with contract re Vanderhoof School, which requires explanation.
In the contract entered into between W. G. Gillett and the Minister of Public Works for the
erection and completion of a large one-room school and outbuildings at Vanderhoof at a total
cost of $3,378, clause 31 enacts as follows:-—
" The contractor shall not have or make any claim or demand against the Minister for any
damage which he may sustain by reason of any delay or delays from whatever cause arising in
the progress of the work."
Under these circumstances, it would appear that I am precluded from certifying to the issue
of a cheque in payment of the account submitted.
I have. etc..
W. Allison.
(Encl.) Auditor-General.
Public Wobks Dep.yrtment,
Victoria, February 21st, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 17th instant, with voucher of
W. G. Gillett for extras in being delayed in the carrying-out of his contract for the Vanderhoof
School building. The contractor was instructed by the Department not to proceed with the
work, owing to the fact that the school trustees did not have the site fixed in accordance with
the " School Act." The contractor states he was delayed for two weeks and had his men on the
ground, also weather conditions were most favourable for carrying-out of the work. The matter
was referred to the Clerk of Works, and I am attaching to the voucher a copy of his report.
It was through no fault of the contractor, and I see no reason why he should suffer a loss.
Voucher returned herewith.
Yours obediently,
J. E. Griffith,
(Encl.) Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer.
(Copy.)
South Fort Geobge, B.C., January 4th, 1910.
,/. E. Griffith, Esq..
Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer, Victoria, B.C.
Cabiboo District, Xobthebn Division—Vandebhoof School.
Sir,—Referring to your letter of December 27th, in connection with the account of $201
put in by Contractor W. G. Gillett as an extra payment to him on account of the delays that
occurred before and after starting work on the above building.
I have went thoroughly into the matter of this account and  find that  Mr.  Gillett  was
certainly held up by the delays, and on account of the cold weather coming on this added
greatly to the cost of nearly all his work, and more particularly the concrete and brick work.
However, Mr. Gillett has reduced this account $11 on. the carpenter-work, $5 on the bricklayer's work, and $10 on the plasterer's work, total $26, making the balance of account $175.
Yours obediently,
George Snell,
Road Superintendent. 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 9
Audit Office,
• . Victoria, February 22nd. 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 21st inst., respecting claim of W. G;
Gillett for extras caused by being delayed in proceeding with contract re Vanderhoof School.
I note what you say in the matter, but the explanation offered, in my opinion, does not
justify violating the terms of the contract, and under the circmnstances I shall have to decline
to pass the expenditure.
The voucher is again returned herewith.
I have, etc.,
W. Allison,
(Bncl.) Auditor-General.
Treasury DePoYbtment.
Victoeia, April 25th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
He Vanderhoof School and Corteactoe's Claim foe $175.
Sir,—With reference to your letters of 17th and 22nd February last, addressed to the Deputy
Minister of Public Works, in which you refused to pass a voucher for $175 in favour of W. G.
Gillett for extras caused by being delayed in proceeding with his contract re Vanderhoof School,
on the grounds that under terms of the contract it was provided that no claim should be made
on the Government for any damage which might be sustained by reason of any delay, I have the
honour to inform you that at a meeting of the Treasury Board held on the 19th instant it was
decided that the claim of W. G. Gillett is a just one, and I was directed to inform you that the
Board do not consider your objection sufficient, and order that a cheque for $175 be issued in
favour of W. G. Gillett.    I enclose voucher.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
(End.) Secretary. Treasury Board.
BE POSTAGE FOB REGISTRATION OP VOTEBS.
Provincial Secretary,
VicTOBLi, May 5th, 1916.
Memorandum foe the Auditoe-General.
With regard to the attached voucher, I note that you consider it should be paid from the
vote for Registration of Voters. I submit, however, that in the past all postages in this connection have been paid from the vote for Postages.
If your contention is correct, it seems to me that stamps used for, say, forwarding cheques
to hospitals should be charged against the Hospital Vote, or the postages used in connection
with any purpose for which there is a specific vote should be charged against that vote. I do
not think this has been done. If this $1,281 is taken from Vote 21, and possibly a similar
amount next fall, it will pretty nearly exhaust the whole vote.
I may add that if you take it from Vote 21 in this case, why not do so in all the other
electoral districts ?
Thomas Tay'lob.
(Fuel.) Provincial Secretary. G 10 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
Pbovincial Secretary,
Victoria, June 8th, 1916.
Memorandum for the Auditob-Genebal.
Tt does not appear that any reply has been received from you to the memorandum from this
office of the 5th ultimo with reference to the vote for Registration of Voters.
Judging by your monthly statement of the condition of the vote, it would appear that you
have after all charged the vote in question with the cost of postages in connection with the Court
of Revision held at Vancouver.
I wish to point out that the Department was not notified that it was your intention to do
this, and consequently a sufficient sum to cover items of this nature was not asked for.
I wish further to point out that if you have charged these postages against the vote, to
be. consistent you will have to charge postages from all the Registrars of Voters against the
same vote.
The amount asked for this year was based upon our requirements for last year, and your
action in this matter has upset our calculations entirely.
I shall be glad to know whether it is your intention to charge postages from all Registrars
against this vote, and why this was not done last year if it is correct this year.
Will you kindly let me have a reply to this at your earliest convenience?
G. A. McGuire,
Provincial Secretary.
Audit Office,
Victoria, June 15th, 1916.
MEMORoiNDUM  FOR  THE  HON.   THE   PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY.
Referring to your memorandum of 8th Inst., respecting voucher for $1,281, covering postage
used in mailing objections re Voters' List, Vancouver City and Richmond, which was charged
against the appropriation for Registration of Voters under Vote 21, I beg to state that the
voucher was so allocated by the Government Agent, Vancouver, and I am of opinion that such
expenditure is properly chargeable to said Vote 21.
In connection with Registrars of Voters who are not Government officials, I may state that
all expenditures incurred by them for postage have in the past been made a charge against the
appropriation for Registration of Voters, as for instance: F. E. Dockerill, Registrar, Trail, B.C.;
Wm. Whiting, Registrar, Sidney, B.C.; and Wm. Graham, Registrar, of Maywood, B.C.; but this
is the first case that has come to my knowledge where a Government Agent has kept a separate
and detailed account of expenses incurred for postage in the pursuit of his duties as Registrar
of Voters, and I can only assume that all the others have merely utilized the office postage-
stamps without keeping any record as to the amount disbursed for the particular service.
W. Allison,
Auditor-General.
Treasury Department,
Victoria, July 11th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Re Vote No. 21, RegistRo\tion of Voters.
Sir.—Referring to your memorandum of the 15th ultimo, addressed to the Honourable the
Provincial Secretary, respecting voucher for $1,281, covering postage used by the Government
Agent at Vancouver in mailing objections re Voters' Lists, Vancouver City and Richmond, in
which you stated that the expenditure was properly chargeable to Vote No. 21. 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 11
I beg to advise you that at a meeting of the Treasury Board held yesterday, the 10th instant,
I was instructed to notify you that your decision was overruled, and that all vouchers for postage
when so defined were to be charged to the Postage Vote and not to any departmental vote, and
to ask you, in view of this decision, to kindly transfer the voucher for $1,281 from Vote No. 21
to the debit of Vote No. 253.
I have, etc.,
W. J. .Goepel,
Secretary, Treasury Board.
RE GRANT TO SAANICH MUNICIPALITY TOWARDS INSTALLING WATER-MAIN.
Audit Office,
Victoria, August 24th, 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sib,—I am returning herewith voucher in favour of the Corporation of the District of
Saanich, amounting to $10,000, as a grant towards installing water-main along Wilkinson Road
for the Prison Farm, Saanich, which I observe you are allocating a charge against Vote No. 126.
Under said Vote No. 126 the Legislature appropriated the sum of $15,000 for Works and
Buildings in connection with the Prison Farm, Saanich, and for no other purpose.
I can find no appropriation or authority for the payment of a grant of $10,000 to the
Corporation of the District of Saanich towards installing a water-main along Wilkinson Boad;
consequently I shall have to refuse to issue a certificate on the ground that there is no legislative
authority for the expenditure.
This action is taken under section 25 of the " Audit Act."
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
(Encl.) Auditor-General.
Public Woeks Department,
Victoria, August 26th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—Regarding your memorandum of the 24th instant, with reference to voucher for
$10,000 in favour of the Corporation of the District of Saanich; in compiling the Estimates
this amount was provided under Vote 126. The Prison Farm building was without a proper
water service, and an arrangement was entered into with the municipality that if they would
lay the water-main along the Wilkinson Boad the Government would contribute the sum of
$10,000. I .am enclosing a copy of a letter from the Clerk of the Municipal Council, with
Department's reply thereto.
Voucher returned herewith.
Yours obediently,
J. E. Griffith,
(Encl.) Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer.
(Copy.)
Royal Oak, B.C., January 29th, 1916.
The Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—With reference to the interview last year between the Hon. Thos. Taylor, the
late Minister of Public Works, and the Reeve and other Councillors relating to the question of
a contribution from the Government towards the cost of running a 12-inch water-main along G 12 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
Wilkinson Road to the Gaol, the Engineer has reported that he recently had an interview with
the Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer, when he (our Engineer) understood that the
amount of $10,000 was to be included in the Estimates. The Council have authorized this
extension on Wilkinson Road to be carried out, and at their meeting held on the 25th instant
I was instructed to request that you will see that provision is made in this year's Estimates
for this amount.
Yours truly,
Hector S. Cowper.
C.M.C.
(Copy.)
Public Works Depabtment,
Victoeia, February 1st, 1916.
H. S. Cowper, Esq., C.M.C, Royal Oak, B.C.
Sib,—I am instructed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ultimo, in
connection with the proposed contribution of the Government towards the laying of a 12-inch
water-main along the Wilkinson Road to the Gaol.
With reference to the above, I would say this has been provided for in the Estimates,
though I can give you no assurance that it or any other sum will be passed by the Legislature.
Yours obediently.
J. E. Gbiffith,
Deputy Minister and Pulilic Works Engineer.
Audit Officio.
Victoria, August 28th, 1910.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I am in receipt of your letter of 26th inst., respecting proposed contributiou of $10,000
to the Corporatiou of the District of Saanich, and note what you say in the matter.
As previously advised you, I can find no authority for the making of a grant of $10,000 to
the Corporation of the District of Saanich for the laying of a water-main along Wilkinson Road.
If, as you state, it was the intention to provide for this outlay out of Vote No. 126, it should
have been so defined in the Estimates and passed by the Legislature.
I am again returning the voucher, and beg to say that the objection stated in my letter
of 24th inst. still holds.
I have, etc..
Wm. Allison,
(Encl.) Auditor-General.
Treasury Dep.vrtment,
Victoria. October 11th. 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Re Vouchee $10,000 in f/o Corporation of the District of Saanich—
Section 26 of. the "Audit Act."
Sir,—With reference to your letters of the 24th and 26th August last, addressed to the
Deputy Minister of Public Works, in which you refused to certify to a voucher for $10,000 in
favour of the Corporation of the District of Saanich on the grounds that there is no legislative
authority for the expenditure, I beg to enclose copy of the written opinion of the Attorney-
General that there is legislative authority for passing the voucher and charging sanie to Vote 126, 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 13
and to inform you that at a meeting of the Treasury Board held on the 10th instant it was
resolved that the Minister of Finance be authorized to prepare a cheque for the said amount
of $10,000 in favour of the Corporation of the District of Saanich irrespective of your report.
I enclose voucher.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
(Encl.) Secretary, Treasury Board.
(Copy.)
Attorney-General Department,
Victoria, October 10th, 1916.
W. J. Goepel, Esq..
Secretary, Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—With reference to the voucher of $10,000 placed before the Auditor-General by
the Department of Public Works in favour of the Corporation of the District of Saanich, in
my opinion there is legislative authority for passing this voucher, as I think it would be properly
charged to Vote No. 126.
Yours truly,
W. J. Bowser,
Attorney-General.
RE CLAIMS AGAINST THE  CONTBACTOB  FOE HAREWOOD  SCHOOL.
Audit Office,
Victoria, August 28th, 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—The enclosed vouchers as detailed below, representing claims against F. T. Sherborne,
contractor for the Harewood School, are refused payment in accordance with the provisions of
section 25 of the " Audit Act," said vouchers not being a proper charge against the Government,
the contract price and extras having been fully paid.
As no disbursements can be made from the Treasury except under direct legislative authority,
Order in Council No. 696, directing payment of these amounts out of General Revenue, is invalid.
List of Vouchers.
New Ladysmith Lumber Co   $211 52
Johnston Heating Co  63 00
Nanaimo Marble Works   .*  10 31
A. E. Planta   11 41
A. R. Johnston & Co  15 38
Nanaimo Sheet Metal Works  17 50
J. S. Brown  69 35
Whitta Bros  33 46
Mrs. P. McCape   17 96
H. Young  ■  75 77
Nanaimo Pressed Brick & Tile Co.  77 35
E. A. Hoskins    1 52
McLennan & McFeely Co  49 76
Evans, Coleman & Evans   14 42
S. M. Morris & Co., Ltd  23 65
B.A. Paint Co  24 10
Hayward & Dods  74 47
Mrs. P. McCape   21 40
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
(Encl.) Auditor-General. Public Works Department,
Victoria, August SOth, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—With reference to your communication of the 28th instant, returning a number of
vouchers in connection with the Harewood School contract, and stating that payment is refused
as it is not in accordance with the " Audit Act," may I point out that we followed the same
course as that by which vouchers were paid for the Hall's Prairie, Milner, and Yale Road School
contracts as set out by Order in Council No. 1379, approved 24th December, 1914.
Vouchers returned herewith.
Yours obediently,
J. E. Griffith,
Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer.
Audit Office,
A^ictoeia,  September 1st, 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sib,—With reference to your communication of SOth ultimo, respecting disallowed vouchers
in connection with Harewood School contract, the Order in Council referred to by you, in my
opinion, has no bearing upon the matter and cannot be taken as a precedent in the present case.
The objection as stated in my letter of the 28th ultimo still holds, and in this connection I
would refer you to section 35 of the " Audit Act," which enacts as follows, namely:—
" Whenever a Sub-Accountant, officer, clerk, or other person charged with the expenditure
of public moneys is dissatisfied with any disallowance or charge in his accounts made by the
Auditor-General, such Sub-Accountant, officer, or other person may appeal to the Treasury Board,
which after such further investigation as it considers equitable, whether by viva voce examination or otherwise, may make such order directing the relief of the appellant, wholly or in part,
from the disallowance or charge in question as appears to it to be just and reasonable, and the
Auditor-General shall govern himself accordingly."
' I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
Auditor-General.
Treasury Department,
•     - Victoria, October 11th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—With reference to your letter of the 2Sth August and 1st September, addressed to the
Deputy Minister of Public Works, in which you have objected to certify to certain vouchers in
connection with the Harewood School on the grounds that the same are not a proper charge
against the Government, and referring the said Deputy Minister to section 35 of the " Audit
Act," which admits of an appeal to the Treasury Board, I have the honour to inform you that
at a meeting of the Treasury Board held on the 10th instant it was decided that the appeal of
the Deputy Minister of Public Works be sustained, and I was instructed to request you to certify
to the said vouchers, enclosed herewith, amounting to $812.33, and charge same to Vote No. 138.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
Secretary, Treasury Board. 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 15
RE GRANT TO KING EDWARD SANATORIUM.
Audit Office,
Victoria, September 1st, 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I am returning herewith voucher in favour of King Edward Sanatorium, amounting to
$1,840, purporting to be a payment on account of grant, which I submit is not a proper charge
against Vote 130, and I shall have to decline to certify to the issue of a cheque in payment on
the ground that there is no legislative authority for the expenditure.
This action is taken under section 25 of the " Audit Act."
Under said Vote No. 130, the sum of $10,000 was appropriated by the Legislature for AVorks
and Buildings connected with King Edward Sanatorium, Tranquille, but I can find no authority
for payment of moneys to the said institution by way of grants. If it was the intention that
such payments should be made out of Vote No. 130, it should have been so defined in the
Estimates.
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison.
(Encl.) Auditor-General.
Public Works Department,
Victoria,  September 7th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—Beferring to your letter of the 1st instant, the voucher of the King Edward Sanatorium
has been amended by adding to it the following:    "To assist them in erecting addition to the
building, to be paid by progress estimate as the work is carried on."
Voucher herewith returned.
Yours obediently,
J. E. Griffith,
(Encl.) Deputy Minister and Public Works Engineer.
Audit Office,
Victoria, September 13th, 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—Referring to your letter of 7th inst., returning voucher in favour of King Edward
Sanatorium for $1,840, the amended information to the effect that the proposed payment to
the said institution is by way of assistance towards erection of new pavilion at Tranquille, in
my opinion, does not alter the situation, and the objection stated in my letter of 1st inst.
still holds.
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
Auditor-General.
Treasury Department,
Victobta,  October 11th,  1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Re Voucher $1,840 in f/o King Edward S.ynatorium, Tranquille—
Section 25, " Audit Act."
Sir,—With reference to your letters of the 1st and 13th ultimo, addressed to the Deputy
Minister of Public Works, in which you refuse to certify to a voucher for $1,S40 in favour of
the King Edward Sanatorium, Tranquille, on the grounds that there is no legislative authority
for the expenditure, I beg to enclose copy of the written opinion of the Attorney-General that G 16 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
there is legislative authority for passing the voucher and charging same to Vote 130, and to
inform you that at a meeting of the Treasury Board held on the 10th instant it was resolved that
the Minister of Finance be authorized to prepare a cheque for the said amount of $1,840 in favour
of the King Edward Sanatorium, Tranquille, irrespective of your report.
I enclose voucher.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
(Encl.) Secretary, Treasury Board.
(Copy.)
Attorney-General Department,
Victoria, October 10th, 1916.
W. J. Goepel, Esq.,
Secretary, Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—With reference to the $10,000 grant to the Tranquille Sanatorium and the
voucher for the $1,840 approved by the Public Works Department in favour of the institution,
I am of the opinion that this voucher can properly be charged up to Vote 130, and so .long as
the Public Works Department initials the vouchers they should be paid until the vote of
$10,000 is exhausted.
Yours truly,
W. J. Bowser,
Attorney-General.
RE  COMPENSATION PAID TO A. MASON FOR INJURIES RECEIVED ON SONGHEES
RESERVE.
Audit Office,
Victoria, October 24th, 1916.
Chief Engineer, Department of Railways, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—The enclosed voucher in favour of A. Mason, amounting to $200, purporting to be in
full compensation for injuries received on 10th August, 1916, while engaged as labourer on the
Songhees Reserve work, does not appear to be a proper charge against the Government.
According to the report of the accident, this man had his forefinger cut whilst employed in
dumping cars of rock, but there is nothing to show that he sustained any material loss thereby.
On the other hand, the report bears out the fact that he was not incapacitated from the
injury in any respect, as he kept on with his work immediately his finger was dressed, and has
continued to do so ever since.
No loss has -been sustained by Mr. Mason by disability or otherwise, and, such being the
case, I respectfully submit that there does not appear to be any ground for compensation, legal
or equitable.
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
(Encl,) Auditor-General.
Accident Report, Songhees Terminals District.
Superintendent:   Jas. Lade.    Foreman:   John Bell.    Name:   A. Mason.    Address:
Age: years.    Occupation :   Labourer.    Wages :   $2.25 per day.    Married or single:
General duties: Dumping cars of rock and levelling dump. How long in service: 10 days. How
long in this particular work : 10 days. Skilled in tlj.is work: No skill necessary. Instructed as
to its hazards:   No hazard.    By whom: .    When: .    Were instructions fully
understood: .    Under whose immediate direction was this work done:   John Bell (Fore
man). Probable period of disablement: None at all; he went to work again after his finger
was dressed.   Where was injured person treated :   At office on Reserve.   Name of doctor :  None. 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 17
Has the person returned to work: Yes. If so, when: Did not stop. Did the injured person
make any statement after the accident as to its cause or admitting his own carelessness, and,
if so, what did he say, and who heard it: Injured person said that it was purely accidental.
While he was pushing the car over to dump it, a rock slid down on the side where his fingers
were and cut the forefinger in two places. Particulars and general extent of injury: The finger
was carefully attended to and dressed by W. Wilson, the time-keeper; the man said that his
finger was getting along fine, healing fast, and was all right. The accident happened on August
10th in the early afternoon, and he worked along as usual, quitting on the 30th and going to
work up-town on the first of the month, returning to work here on September 16th, and worked
steady until Saturday night, when we paid the crew off.
(Copy of Order in Council.)
No. 998.
Approved 19th October, 1910.
A. C. R.,
D.C., E.G.
To his Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
The undersigned has the honour-to report:— . D.C., E.G.
That Albert Mason, who was engaged as labourer at $2.25 per day in connection with the
Songhees Reserve improvements, met with an accident on the 10th day of August, 1916, whereby
he sustained slight injury to his forefinger.
Begs to recommend that the payment for two hundred dollars ($200) be made in full
compensation for the injuries received.
Dated this 18th day of October, a.d. 1910.
Thomas Taylor,
Minister of Railways.
Approved this 18th day of October, a.d. 1916.
Ernest Miller,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
Treasury Department,
Victoria, November Sth, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sib,—With reference to your letter of the 24th October, 1916, addressed to the Chief
Engineer, Department of Railways, in which you refuse to certify to a voucher for $200 in
favour of A. Mason for injuries received on the 10th August, 1916, while engaged as a labourer
on the Songhees Reserve work, on the grounds that the amount does not appear to be a proper
charge against the Government and is not justly due, I beg to state that the Minister of Railways
has appealed from your decision to the Treasury Board under section 37 of the " Audit Act."
I enclose copy of Attorney-General's opinion on the subject.
At a meeting of the Treasury Board held this day I was instructed to enclose copy of
Attorney-General's opinion, and to state that your objection to certify to the voucher for $200
in favour of A. Mason is not sufficient and cannot be sustained, and that the Minister of Finance
is authorized to issue a cheque for $200 in favour of A. Mason.
I enclose voucher $200.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
(Encl.) Secretary, Treasury Board.
2 G 18 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
(Copy.)
Attorney-General Department,
Victoria, November 7th, 1916.
W. J. Goepel, Esq.,
Secretary, Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—I have had placed before me a file in connection with a voucher based upon an
Order in Council for $200, being compensation for injuries received by A. Mason on the Songhees
Reserve, which has been refused payment by the Auditor-General.
I have gone through the file and find that, according to the report of Dr. Fraser, this man
has been permanently injured and that his finger will never be of the same use to him again;
so.under these circumstances, this man, in my opinion, could bring a successful action under the
" Workmen's Compensation Act" against the Crown, and I am therefore of the opinion that
there is sufficient authority for this voucher to be paid by the AuditorjGeneral.
Yours truly,
W. J. Bowser,
Attorney-General.
Copy of Medical Report subsequently obtained.
Victoria, October 2nd, 1916.
This certifies that I examined A. Mason to-day. He has had an injury to the index finger
of his right hand. The joint and tendons are permanently damaged. Movement of the joint will
be permanently restricted.    No treatment other than massage and exercise is of any benefit.
R. L. Fraser, M.D.
Audit Office,
Victoria, November 0th, 1916.
The Secretary, Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Re Voucher, A. Mason, $200.
Sir,—With reference to your letter of the 8th inst., advising as to an overruling of the
Treasury Board in the matter of a voucher in favour of A. Mason for $200, I shall be obliged
if you will kindly furnish me with a copy of the recommendation and explanation of the
Department of Railways as submitted to the Treasury Board, in order that the same may be
embodied in the statement to be presented to the Legislature, as provided by section 33 of the
" Audit Act."
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
Auditor-General.
Treasury Depabtment,
Victoria, November 10th, 1910.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Re Voucher, A. Mason, $200.
Sir,—In reply to your letter of the 9th instant, I beg to state that no recommendation or
explanation was made in writing by the Minister of Railways to the Treasury Board in the
'above case.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
Secretary, Treasury Board. 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 19
RE " LOAN ACT, 1916."
Audit Office,
Victoria, November 2nd, 1916.
The Deputy Minister of Finance, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—With reference to voucher submitted by you in favour of Messrs. Macneill & Young,
Toronto, amounting to $100,327.8S, for discount on sale of $1,180,327.88 debentures, being a
portion of 2,000 debentures dated 1st July, 1916, each of the value of $1,000, totalling $2,000,000,
and issued under authority of the " British Columbia Loan Act, 1916," and Order in Council
No. 584 (the gross balance of $S19,672.12 having been advanced to the P.G.E.), it is observed
that you are allocating the said voucher as a charge against Vote No. 4, but I would point out
that there is no appropriation for this purpose, and there does not appear to be statutory
authority for the procedure.
Section 6 of the " British Columbia Loan Act, 1916," provides that the moneys raised under
this Act shall, after payment of discount, etc., be applied in and towards the advance to the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company, authorized in and by Part II. of the Act, and the
balance of such moneys shall be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Province.
It seems to me that within the meaning of the Act no moneys can legally be diverted to the
Consolidated Revenue Fund until requirements in respect to the loan to be made to the P.G.E.
Railway Company are fulfilled, as until sufficient debentures have been sold to net $6,000,000,
the sum authorized to be advanced to the P.G.E., how is it possible to determine under present
market conditions what balance, if any, will be available for Consolidated Revenue?
Order in Council No. 584 authorizes the issue of debentures of the par value of $2,000,000,
and directs that the proceeds be deposited in a special account under the control of the Minister
of Finance, to be by him released from time to time to the credit of either the Minister of
Finance for account of the P.G.E. Railway or the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Province
as conditions may arise, and ends up with a proviso that the total amount paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund after the balance of the $10,000,000 securities has been issued and sold
shall not exceed the estimated amount of $3,000,000.
I need hardly point out the inconsistencies of the Order in Council in relation to the Act,
which clearly lays down in section 0, subsection (2), that only the moneys necessary to carry
out the provisions of section 7 shall be paid into a special account in the name of the Minister
of Finance, the balance requiring to be paid into Consolidated Revenue (see section 6, subsection
(1)), and therefore not under the control of the Minister of Finance to be paid out as conditions
may arise.
I am returning the voucher herewith, which, in the absence of statutory authority, I am
precluded from passing for payment.
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
(Encl.) Auditor-General.
(Copy of Order in Council.)
No. 584.
Approved 3rd of July, 1916.
A. C. R.,
D.C., E.G.
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
The undersigned has the honour to report for the consideration of the Council the
following:—■
That chapter 38, Statutes 1916, cited as the " British Columbia Loan Act, 1916," provides
for the borrowing of the sum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000), out of which the sum of
six million dollars ($6,000,000) may be advanced by way of loan to the Pacific Great Eastern
Railway  Company under the provisions of Part II. of the said Act, and the balance,  after G 20 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
deducting the cost of discounts, commissions, and other charges in connection with the loan
as provided by section 6 of the said Act, shall be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of
the Province.
That it is desirable that the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) be borrowed forthwith,
to be applied partly under Part I. and partly under Part II. of the said Act.
That it is estimated that the proceeds of the sale of ten million dollars ($10,000,000)
debentures will net the Province at least nine million dollars ($9,000,000), and that after
deducting the six million dollars ($6,000,000) which may be loaned to the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway Company under Part II. of the said Act, there will be at least three million
dollars ($3,000,000) available for the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Province under Part I.
of the said Act.
And to recommend that the Minister of Finance be appointed the Agent of the Government
with full powers as provided by section 4 of the said Act, and authorized to issue debentures of
the par value of two million dollars ($2,000,000), to bear interest at the rate of four and one-half
per cent. (4%%) per annum, for a term of ten years on terms and conditions set forth in the
annexed Order.
And that the proceeds from the sale of the said debentures be deposited in a special account
in the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Victoria, to be known as " Government of British Columbia
Loan Act, 1916, Special Account," the said deposit to be under control of the Minister of Finance,
to be by him released from time to time to the credit of either the Minister of Finance for
account of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company, as provided by sections 6 and 12 of the
said Act, or the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Province as conditions may arise; provided
that the total amount paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Province, after the balance
of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) securities has been issued and sold, shall not exceed the
estimated amount of three million dollars ($3,000,000).
Dated this 3rd day of July, a.d. 1916.
L. A. Campbell,
Minister of Finance.
Approved this 3rd day of July, a.d. 1916.
Ernest Miller,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
Audit Office,
Victoria, November 4th, 1910.
The Deputy Minister of Finance, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I am in receipt of an amended voucher for $170,000 in favour of Messrs. Macneill &
Young, Toronto, being discount on the sale of $2,000,000 debentures issued under the " British
Columbia Loan Act, 1916."
There being no statutory authority for diverting to Consolidated Revenue any portion of
the proceeds of the debentures, excepting the balance remaining after $6,000,000 have been
advanced to the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and as only $2,000,000 have been sold, the
discount on which should be charged to the P.G.E. in accordance with section 10 of chapter 38,
1916, I must refuse to certify to the voucher for lack of statutory authority. My letter of the
2nd instant declining to pass the original voucher should be considered as embodied in this
refusal.
The only entries I can recognize as correct in connection with the sale of these debentures
are journal entries, as follows :—■
Canadian Bank of Commercel
A/c Minister of Finance j. $1,830,000 00
A/c P.G.E. Railway J
To Pacific Great Eastern Bailway       $1,830,000 00
Being  proceeds  of  $2,000,000  debentures,   " Loan   Act,
1916," sold at 91%i to be released from time to time by
work done.
Minister of  Finance on  the  Engineer's  certificate  of 7 Geo. 5
Auditor-General's Report.
G 21
Pacific Great Eastern Railway    j $2,000,000 00
Advance a/c (chapter 38, 1916) (
To " Loan Act, 1916 "       $2,000,000 00
2.000 debentures of $1,000 each issued under authority
of the " Loan Act, 1916," chapter 38.
Vouchers returned herewith.
(Encl.)
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
Auditor-General.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Treasuby Department,
Victoria, November 8th, 1916.
Re " Loan Act, 1916.'
Sib,—With reference to your letters of the 2nd and 4th instant, in which you refused to
certify to a voucher for discount on sale of $2,000,000 debentures issued under authority of " Loan
Act, 1916," amounting to $170,000, on the ground that there is no authority for the expenditure,
and stating in your letter of the 4th instant that the whole of the discount should be charged to
the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company, I beg to state that I have appealed from your
decision to the Treasury Board, and enclose copy of Attorney-General's written opinion on the
subject.
At a meeting of the Treasury Board held this day I was instructed to enclose you copy of
the Attorney-General's opinion in re, and advise you that the Minister of Finance has been
authorized to prepare a cheque for $170,000, being discount on sale of $2,000,000 debentures
issued under authority of the " Loan Act, 1916," irrespective of your report, and to state that
a proportionate amount of the said $170,000 be charged to the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Company on the Treasury Books, on account of advances made from time to time to the said
company out of the proceeds of the said sale of debentures.
I therefore enclose voucher for $170,000, and on receipt of cheque for same, in accordance
with instructions of Treasury Board, shall credit the Service to which you charge same with
the sum of $69,672.12, being the proportionate amount of discount chargeable to the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway Company on advance of $750,000 made to the said company out of the proceeds
of the said sale of debentures.
I have, etc..
W. J. Goepel,
(Encl.) Secretary, Treasury Board.
(Copy.)
Attorney-General Department,
Victorla, November 8th, 1916.
W. J. Goepel, Esq.,
Secretary, Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—With reference to the item of discount paid by the Minister of Finance to
Messrs. Macneill & Young in connection with the negotiation of a loan of $2,000,000 under
the " British Columbia Loan Act, 1916," and the voucher for $170,000 covering the same, which
the Auditor-General has refused to certify on the ground that there is no statutory authority,
I am of the opinion that the Auditor-General is wrong in refusing to certify this voucher, as
in my opinion sections 2 and 4 of that Act are sufficiently broad to authorize the Minister of
Finance to arrange all details, including the payment of the discount requisite for the negotiation
of the loan in question. G 22 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
I am further of the opinion that under section 10 of the " British Columbia Loan Act, 1916,"
the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company should only be charged with such part of the total
discount as is proportionate to the sums from time to time actually advanced to that company
by way of loan under Part II. of the Act.
Yours truly,
W. J. Bowser,
Attorney-General.
Audit Office,
Victoria, November 9th, 1916.
The Secretary, Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Re "Loan Act, 1916."
Sib,—I am in receipt of your letter of the 8th inst., advising as to an overruling of the
Treasury Board in the matter of a voucher payable to Messrs. Macneill & Young for discount
on the sale of $2,000,000 debentures issued under the authority of the above Act, and enclosing
a copy of the Attorney-General's written opinion on the subject.
While submitting to the decision of the Treasury Board, I beg to state that the points dealt
with by the Attorney-General are not in dispute. What is not conceded is authority for diverting
to Consolidated Revenue any portion of the proceeds of debentures sold except the balance
remaining after $6,000,000 have been advanced to the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and the
right to charge against Consolidated Revenue the discount on any sum other than the said
balance.
However, if the Attorney-General's opinion is to be taken, by implication, as meaning that
there is statutory authority for the diversion of these moneys, then the first voucher submitted,
being the proportionate amount of discount on the moneys so diverted, would be the correct one
to put through, and not the amended voucher for the discount on the $2,000,000 debentures sold.
I have to ask you to be good enough to furnish me with a copy of the recommendation and
explanations of the Deputy Minister of Finance to the Treasury Board in connection with this
matter, so that the same may be embodied in the statement to be presented to the Legislature,
as provided by section 33 of the " Audit Act."
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
Auditor-General.
Treasury Department,
Victoria, November 10th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Re "Loan Act, 1916."
Sir,—In reply to your letter of the 9th instant, I beg to state that no recommendation or
explanation was made in writing by the Minister of Finance or his Deputy to the Treasury
Board in the above case.
I enclose voucher for $100,327.88, as suggested by you, to take the place of voucher enclosed
in my letter of the 8th instant. ,
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
Secretary, Treasury Board. 7 Geo. 5 Auditor-General's Report. G 22
TREASURY BOARD DECISIONS.
RULINGS OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL SUSTAINED BY THE TREASURY BOARD.
RE LAW COSTS.
Audit Office,
Victoria, December 17th, 1915.
Memorandum for the Deputy Attobney-General.
I am returning herewith voucher in favour of Corbould, Grant & McColl for legal services
rendered, amounting to $104.67, which I observe you are allocating as a charge against Vote
295, Miscellaneous, not detailed in Estimates.
Such expenditure cannot be considered as relating to the said Vote 295, for the reason that
under Vote No. 82 the sum of $25,000 was appropriated by Parliament for Constitutional
Litigation and General Law Costs.
Such being the case, I submit that the expenditure in question properly belongs to Vote 82.
Wm. Allison,
(Encl.) Auditor-General.
Attobney-GeneejVL Depabtment,
Victoria, December 20th, 1915.
Memorandum for the Auditob-Genebal.
I am in receipt of your memorandum of the 17th instant, returning voucher in favour of
Corbould, Grant & McColl for legal services which, in your opinion, should not be charged to
Vote No. 295, but should be charged to Vote No. 82.
The services specified in Votes 71-S3, inclusive, come under the general heading " Administration of Justice." From the fact merely of a lawyer acting for any department of the
Government it does not necessarily follow that his services are to he paid for out of this vote.
The services were rendered at the instance of the three Departments of Lands, Works, and the
Provincial Secretary's, and to perform them Mr. Major or some other non-professional man
might have been employed, in which case there would be no question that the services would be
paid for out of Vote 295.
To make this bill chargeable to Vote 82 it must be shown that the services were rendered in
connection with the administration of justice, and it is plain from a perusal of the items that
the service had nothing to do with the administration of justice, and therefore, in my opinion,
it cannot be a proper charge against Vote 82. I return voucher herewith and hope you will
see your way clear to pay it out of Vote 295.
J. P. McLeod,
Deputy Attorney-General.
Audit Office,
Victoeia, December 27th, 1915.
The Secretary of the Treasury Board, Victoria, B.C.
Sib,—I have the honour to enclose herewith copy of correspondence with the Deputy
Attorney-General respecting a bill of costs of Corbould, Grant & McColl for legal services
rendered, amounting to $104.67.
The Deputy Attorney-General has made this expenditure a charge against Vote 295,
Miscellaneous, not detailed in Estimates, on the ground that the services were rendered at
the instance of three Departments—namely, Lands, Works, and Provincial Secretary—and that
the service had nothing to do with the administration of justice. G 24 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
My contention is that the expenditure properly relates to Vote 82, under which Parliament
appropriated the sum of $25,000 for constitutional litigation and general law costs; that this
appropriation is intended to cover all Government law costs, and that it is immaterial as to
which department incurs the outlay.
Vote 295, Miscellaneous, not detailed in Estimates, can only be construed as intending to
cover expenditure which is not otherwise provided for.
Pursuant to section 30 of the " Audit Act," I have to request that the Treasury Board
determine in what manner and to what appropriation the said expenditure shall be charged.
I have, etc.,
Wm. Allison,
Auditor-General.
Teeasuby Depabtment,
Victoria, April 25th, 1916.
The Auditor-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—In reply to your letter of the 27th December last, enclosing copies of correspondence
between the Deputy Attorney-General and yourself with reference to what vote a voucher in
favour of Messrs. Corbould, Grant & McColl for legal services amounting to $104.67 should be
charged, the contention taken by you being that it should be charged to Vote No. 82, I beg to
state that the matter has been referred to the Treasury Board, and I am directed to inform
you that the Board agrees with your contention that the voucher should be charged to Vote
No. 82, fiscal year 1915-16.    I therefore return voucher.
I have, etc.,
W. J. Goepel,
(Encl.) Secretary, Treasury Board. 7 Geo. 5
Auditor-General's Report.
G 25
(B.)
STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS CHARGED AGAINST THE 1916-17
APPROPRIATIONS WHICH DID NOT OCCUR WITHIN
THE PERIOD OF THE ACCOUNT.
Vote
No.
Date of Service.
Particulars.
Service V.
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
Jan., 1016...
Feb., 1916..
Feb., 1916..
March, 1916,
March, 1916.
March, 1916.
March, 1916.
March, 1916,
March, 1916.
March, 1916.
March, 1916.
March, 1916.
March, 1916,
March, 1916.
March, 1916,
March, 1916,
.March, 1916.
Feb., 1916...
Feb., 1916...
Marsh Bros	
E. G. Prior & Oo	
McKinnon Heating & Plumbing Co
J. L. Gordon	
Brown Bros	
J. R. Mitchell	
Northern Transfer Co..   -	
Hudson's Bay Co	
J. H. Clements	
John Milton	
P. Burns & Co	
J. L. Gordon	
Wilson Grocery Co	
Arduini Bros	
Model Bakery	
J. S. Burris, M. D	
City of Kamloops	
P. Burns & Co	
City of Kamloops	
15 tungsten lamps, $5.10 ; attending to fuses, 50 cents
Hardware	
Repairing pipes, toilet, etc	
Furnishings	
Fruit-bushes	
3,556 ft baled hay @ $18 per ton	
228,840 ft mine-run coal @ $5 per ton	
Men's furnishings	
Drugs.
381 lb chop	
Beef, mutton, etc	
Burial of patients	
Groceries	
Repairing 6 pairs shoes	
2,283| ft bread @ 6£ cents	
Medical attendance for month of March.
Electric light for month of March	
Beef, etc	
Electric light for month of February
Service VI.
70    I March, 1911 I A. C. Frost, M. D.
iProfessional services, 3 confinement cases.
$  5 60
4 53
10 15
23 85
8 50
32 00
572 11
S3 91
25 74
6 10
316 41
100 00
489 82
6 25
148 45
33 33
61 15
247 30
84 25
75 00
Service VII.
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
72
74
74
74
74
S3
144
144
159
184
254
286
291
294
Jan. Uth, 1916..
Jan. 17th, 1916..
Jan. 25th, 1916..
Jan. 22nd, 1916 .
Feb. 19th, 1916..
Feb. 19th, 1916..
Feb. 19th, 1916..
Feb. 19th, 1916..
Feb. 18th, 1916..
March 11th, 1916
March 1st, 1916.
March 21st, 1916
March 25th, 1916
Feb. 7th, 1916...
Dec. 10th, 1915..
Dec. 17th, 1914..
Feb., 1915	
July 4th, 1914...
July, 1915
Pay-list of witnesses
Pay-list of Interpreters..
L. VV. Patmore	
Messrs. Billings & Cochrane .
M                  ii
McKay & O'Brien	
Fillmore & Todrick	
Rex v. Thomas G. Jones.....
it     Alvin Murray	
ii     Mamie Moore	
ii Wm. H. Stubbings...
ii     Louie Num et al	
.(     TomTassus	
ii     William Draper	
ii Gulliver & Townsend.
Oharo
ii     Themis Ethans	
■ i     William Skusky	
ti     Gunga Singh and Love Singh	
ii     Louie Num et al	
Services   as   Counsel  for   Oharo  in   Rex
(murder)	
Services in case Rex v. Zetchse   	
Legal services, Rex v. Beltz, etc	
Services as Crown Counsel, Emerson Lumber Co. v.
Price Ellison & Haslam et al	
Legal services and disbursements re Sub. Part D.L.
1316, Map 2304, N.W.D	
Service XII.
Feb., 1916 ..
Oct., 1915...
July, 1915 ..,
August, 1915,
Nov., 1915 ......
Nov., 1911 to Nov
1915	
Dee., 1914	
John P. Murphy.
R. Rutherford ...
C. Moon 	
Hope & Farmer..
32,210 lb hay @ $20 per ton	
Hire of buggy and harness, 7 days @ $1.50	
Labour cleaning out and grading Chilcotin Main Road
1,000 lineal feet of timber @ 2 cents per foot	
Service XIII.
Geo. Sanson	
A. B. Pottenger	
Corporation of the District of Kamloops
Examining pupils,  Cache Creek School, Hat Creek
School, and Asheroft School	
Expressage and cartage on stationery	
Telegrams	
Arrears of sewer rental from 1911 to 1915 for Gaol, Old
Men's Home, and Court-house	
14 00
6 00
24 00
6 00
43 00
20 00
26 00
4 00
14 05
18 00
14 00
4 00
6 00
16 00
50 00
20 00
138 10
101 30
167 70
322 10
10 50
75 00
20 00
54 50
2 36 G 26
Auditor-Generai/s Report.
1917
Statement of Payments charged against 1010-17 Appropriations—Concluded.
Vote
No.
Date of Service.
Name.
Particulars.
Amount.
Service XIV.
296
296
299
299
Dec., 1915	
Sept. 10th, 1914
Dec, 1915	
Nov., 1915	
Aug-. 31st, 1914
July, 1914	
Jan., 1917	
Dec. 31st, 1915.
Sept., 1912	
May 29th, 1911.
R. Laidlaw & Co	
J. Hanbury & Co., Ltd.
Robertson & Hackett.
"Oyen News"	
J. M. Dempsey	
J. C. Conroy	
Walter T. Dawley	
Dukes Grocery	
Captain S. Harris	
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.
Lumber for Toronto exhibit	
Labour,   material  and   sign-writing   for   Vancouver
exhibit, 1914	
Freight on doors, etc	
Advertising in " Oyen News"	
Wages of fire-fighters at Cahnish Bay fire, 1914	
Wages, Cheakamus Forks fire	
Goods purchased by Ranger Frost for launch '' Beatrice
R," July 12th, 1915	
Provisions for launch "Euclataw"	
15 days' services on launch "Alambee" @ $100 per
month	
53 Log Scale Rules ,	
$118 97
217 40
13 96
9 60
64 93
12 00
4 80
47 15
50 00
143 79 7 Geo. 5
Auditor-General's Report.
G 27
(C.)
STATEMENT OF SPECIAL WARRANTS.
Issued between the Sessions of 191G and 1917.
Date of
Approval.
June    5, 1916
Nov.      3, 1916
Feb.    19, 1917
Feb.    28, 191C
June
5, 1916
1
Jan.
19, 1917
25
Feb.
13,    ,i
29
n
19,    n
30
ii
21,    „
32
,,
27,    „
34
,,
27,    ii
35
"
27,    ,i
36
37
,,
28,    ii
38
ii
28,    ii
39
June
15, 1916
3
15,    ii
4
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27,    ,,
5
Aug.
1,    ,i
6
Sept.
27,    i,
7
,,
28,    ii
8
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29,    „
9
Oct.
3,    i,
10
3,    ,i
11
n
18,    ii
12
18,    ,.
13
M
19,    „
14
Nov.
23,    .1
16
Dec.
7,    i,
17
,,
9,    „
18
Jan.
8, 1917
19
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8,    „
20
„
8,    i.
21
„
12,    i,
22
i,
18,    „
23
i,
18,    ,.
24
Feb.
1,    .,
26
,,
8,    ,i
27
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12,    „
28
H
26,   ,i
33
No. of
Warrant.
15
31
Service.
TO MEET EXPENDITURE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING
31st March, 1917.
II.—Civil Government (Salaries).
Provincial Secretary's Department, Miss Ida Morriss (additional salary) ..
IV.—Legislation.
Expenses of elections	
F'ees and Expenses of Witnesses attending and giving evidence before Select
Standing Committees...     $1,000
Contingent Fund     6,500
VI.—Hospitals and Charities.
' Children's Protection Act"
XII.—Public Works.
Special Guard, Parliament Buildings	
Revelstoke District (Supplementary to Vote 163)
Skeena River Ferry at Terrace	
West Arm, Kootenay Lake, at Nelson, ferry	
Provincial Normal School, Vancouver	
Ladner-Woodw-ard Ferry   	
Ferry, Shuswap Lake, Sorrento, Scotch Creek , .
ii      Fraser River at Soda Creek	
(Cancelled.)
Ferry, North Thompson at Jones	
Protection of river-banks	
XIII.—Miscellaneous.
Special service under " Workmen's Compensation Act"	
Gratuity to the widow of the late Thomas Cunningham, 3 months' salary....
Preliminary work, " Workmen's Compensation Act"	
Gratuity to the widow of the late H. F. Langton, 3 months' salary	
' ii ii Rupert Howard, 3 months' salary	
Superannuation, John P. McLeod, 6 months	
ii D. Stephenson, 6 months	
Fraser River Bridge, New Westminster	
Gratuity to the widow of the late Capt. F. McKay, 3 months' salary 	
it ii E. H. Kemp, 3 months' salary	
Preliminary work, " Workmen's Compensation Act"	
F'uneral expenses of the late Hon. Edgar Dewdney	
Gratuity to the widow of the late T. H. Spilling	
Grant to the British Sailors' Relief Fund	
Gratuity to the widow of the late John Kirkup, 3 months' salary	
Purchase of stumping-powder (Giant Powder Co.)	
ii it (Canadian Explosives, Ltd.)	
it        seed-grain for settlers between Tete Jaune Cache and Hazelton..
Gratuity to the widow of the late W. M. Fatt, 3 months' salary	
ti ti M. Christian, 1 month's salary   	
Destruction of wolves, cougars, coyotes, etc	
Royal Commissions	
Postage	
Purchase of seed-grain for settlers in the area lying between Tete Jaune Cache
and Hazelton	
Totals	
Amount of
Warrant.
30,000 00
7,500 00
1,200 00
1,000 00
600 00
600 00
500 00
4,100 00
250 00
150 00
250 00
3,200 00
2,000 00
600 00
2,500 00
303 00
288 00
600 0(1
640 00
8,600 00
315 00
240 00
2,000 00
404 50
226 00
1,000 00
590 00
2.800 00
17,219 00
3,000 00
346 60
75 00
10,000 00
15,000 00
1,500 00
3,000 00
7,000 00
$132,476 00
Expended.
$   2S0 00
235 04
1,195 00
238 45
355 66
2,000 00
600 00
2,500 00
303 00
288 00
400 00
360 00
4,438 79
315 00
240 00
1,928 95
404 50
226 00
1,000 00
590 00
2,800 00
17,219 00
'346 Ml'
75 00
10,000 00
4,837 50
447 01
1,004 27
$70,460 70 G 28 Auditor-General's Report. 1917
(D.)
STATEMENT
Showing the Revenue and Expenditure for the First Nine Months of the
Present Fiscal Year, viz., from 1st April to 31st December, 191G.
Revenue.
Dominion of Canada;
Interest  $ 14,575 53
Subsidv  90,000 00
Grant per capita .•  156,992 00
Payment for lands  50,000 00
Special grant under section 1, " British North America Act, 1907"  50,000 00
Land sales.  167,661 62
Land revenue  61,082 02
Survey fees  7,180 23
Rents (exclusive of land)  30 00
Timber leases (rentals) ,  44,503 98
Free miners' certificates , '  46,898 50
Mining receipts, general  54,992 ^G
Licences (trade and liquor)  53,504 57
• Game licences  63,990 00
Fines and forfeitures  15,180 04
Probate fees  63,991 63
Succession duty  201,609 95
Law-stamps  49,835 57
Registry fees  145,088 00
Fees under "Joint-stock Companies Act"..   ,  32,308 05
Marriage licences i  12,190 00
Real-propertv tax  485,643 06
Personal-property tax  268,687 20
Land-tax, wild, coal, and timber lands     482,068 95
Income-tax  275,710 17
Mineral-tax  204,250 45
Crown-granted mineral-claim tax  35,321 47
Tax-sale deeds     160 00
Log-scaling fees      26,512 80               v
Fees under " Moving Pictures Act"  10,745 2l
Boiler inspection and examination fees  22,542 55
Traffic tolls, New Westminster Bridge  24,032 55
Kevenue service refunds  399 51
Water revenue rentals  23,917 10
,i               records  4,496 25
Printing Office  33,873 46
Bureau of Mines  278 50
Mental Hospital  33,553 67
Provincial Home  494 90
Sale of Government property     1,998 72
Reimbursements in aid  7,449 70
Interest (miscellaneous)  62,150 07
Interest on fixed capital, " Dyking Assessment Adjustment Act, 1905"  19,080 07
Timber royalty  377,071 8S
Timber licences  022,447 26
Timber sales       62,099 93
Fishery and cannery licences  35,683 50
Coal and coke tax  117,722 85
Licences, taxes and fees under " Fire Insurance Act"  68,915 88
Fees under " Motor-traffic Regulation Act"  55,072 00
Dyking debentures, accrued interest on investment of sinking fund      1,783 91
Miscellaneous receipts  87,485 95
Registrar, Supreme Court, under sec. 86 of "Land Clauses Consolidation Act"  922 50
Total '. . $5,134,096 76
Expenditure.
.  —Public Debt  $   863,896 23
II.-Civil Government (Salaries)  1,038,306 23
III.—Administration of Justice (Salaries)  41,322 38
IV.—Legislation  86,766 74
V.—Public Institutions     269,853 94
VI.—Hospitals and Charities  346,514 38
VII.—Administration of Justice (other than Salaries)  136,038 01
VIII.—Education  742,644 43
IX.—Transport  24,354 41
X.—Department of Agriculture  S8.602 07
XL—Revenue Services  11,691 29
XII.—Public Works:
Works and Buildings    $   314,872 76
Roads, Streets, Bridges, and Wharves        1,754,464 87
Subsidies and Maintenance, Steamboats, Ferries, and Bridges  67,838 29
Miscellaneous  38,758 26
  $2,175,934 18
XIIL—Miscellaneous  656,162 15
XIV.—Department of Lands  344,964 04
Total    $6,827,050 48
Note.—In addition to the above there has been paid out of the General Revenue of the Province on behalf of the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway Company (interest on bonds due 15th July, 1916) $315,366.30.

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