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FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE RESPECTING THE PRISONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, FOR THE… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1880

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 First Annual Report
OF THE
SUPEBINTENDENT   OF  POLICE
RESPECTING THE
Prisons of British Columbia,
FOR THE
Year ending 31st October, 1879.
28
VICTORIA: Printed by Richard Wolfsndbh, Government Printer,
fit the Government Printing OfEos, James' Bay.
1880.  43 Vic Prisons Report. 377
REPORT.
Police Office, Victoria,
31st October, 1879.
To the Honourable the Attorney-General,
&c, &c, &c.
Sir,—Obedient to the Act providing for the " Proper Management of Gaols," dated
April 29th, 1879, I have the honour to submit my first Annual Beport on the condition
and management of the principal Gaols in the Province, together with an account of the
outlying prisons or lock-ups and their management as far as they have come under my
observation.
It is satisfactory that the number of criminals received in the different gaols has
been gradually decreasing during the last two or three years, although the population
of the principal cities has perceptibly increased during tho same period.
It is also gratifying to be able to state that the expense of maintaining the prisoners
has, through the energy and good management of the respective gaolers, been largely
reduced without curtailing the comfort of prisoners or reducing the prison fare.
Mechanical skill among the prisoners has been utilized in the different gaols for
making and repairing boots and clothing, which has reduced the cost per man in that
respect to less than half what it has been formerly.
The conduct of the prisoners during the year has been good and the punishments
for breach of prison discipline of a light character. It is found that kind, generous
treatment, with a strictly just enforcement of the prison rules, has much improved the
conduct of the prisoners.
The following rules are printed and posted in conspicuous places in the different
gaols for the guidance of officers and for the observance of the prisoners :—
Bules to be Observed in the Victoria and New Westminster Gaols.
1. All prisoners upon being admitted to the Gaol must be thoroughly searched in
the presence of a Constable and Officer of the Gaol.
2. Prisoners must be searched every evening before being locked up in their cells,
and the cells and beds must also be searched.
3. The cells in use must be scrubbed and whitewashed every week, and the passages every day.
4. Prisoners shall have clean underclothing and a bath when required, not less than
once a week.    Hard labour prisoners shall have their hair cut to one inch in length.
5. Strict silence must be observed in the cells, and no shouting or loud talking shall
be allowed in the Gaol yard.
6. No lights will be allowed in any of the cells. All lights and fires in the Debtors'
room must be extinguished at 8 o'clock p.m.
7. No visitor shall be allowed in the Gaol, or to speak with prisoners, except by
permission of the Officer in charge, and some Officer must be* present at all interviews
with prisoners unless otherwise ordered.
8. The prisoners shall rise at 6.30 o'clock a.m. from April 1st to September 30th,
and at 7 o'clock a.m. from October 1st to March 31st, and will be allowed half an hour
to wash and dress themselves. A Guard must be on the balcony before tho cells are
opened.
9. The Gaoler may allow such prisoners as he thinks fit to be out in the Gaol yard
an hour and a half in the morning and the same time in the afternoon.   On Sundays 378 Prisons Report. 1879
and holidays all prisoners, except those in solitary confinement, ai    io be allowed this
privilege.
10. The Chain-gang shall leave the prison for work at 7.30 o'clock a.m. in the summer time (vide Bule 8), returning at 5.30 o'clock p.m. ; and in the winter time at 8
o'clock a.m., returning before dark.    One hour shall be allowed at noon for dinner.
11. All prisoners must obey the orders of any of the prison officers. Those in the
Chain-gang, while outside the gaol, must obey the orders of any of the guards.
12. The Gaoler may place such irons on any prisoner, other than a debtor, as he
may deem necessary for the prevention of escajie, subject to the approval of the Superintendent of Police. The Senior Convict Guard may refuse to allow any prisoner to go
out in the Chain-gang until he is ironed to his satisfaction, subject to approval as above.
13. Prisoners' irons must be examined daily; those of tbe Chain-gang, on leaving
for work, by the Senior Convict Guard, and on return by tbe officer in charge of the
Gaol at the time.
14. While the Chain-gang are outside the Gaol, the Senior Guard shall have charge
of the guards and convicts.
15. The Assistant Gaolers and Guards, while inside tho Gaol, shall be under the
orders of the Gaoler or the officer in charge of the Gaol at the time.
16. The Gaoler will be held responsible lor the good order, cleanliness, and neatness
of the prison.
17. Any prisoner who shall be proved guilty of wilfully disobeying the orders of
the officer in charge of the Gaol, or of fighting in the Gaol or Chain-gang, or of refusing
to work, or of making an unnecessary noise in the prison, or of destroying clothing or
other property of the prison, or of refusing to keep himself clean, or of refusing or
neglecting to clean his cell when necessary or when ordered to do so, or of breaking
any of the prison rules, may be punished by order of the Superintendent of Police, or,
in his absence, by order of any Police or Stipendiary Magistrate, or of any Justice of
the Peace when there is no such Magistrate.
18. The punishment to be inflicted upon prisoners for any disobedience of the prison
rules shall not bo other than the following:—
(1.) Solitary confinement in dark cell, with or without bedding, not to exceed six
days for any one offence, nor three days at any one time.
(2.) Bread and water diet, full or half rations, combined or not with No. 1.
(3.) Cold water punishment, with the approval of the visiting physician.
19. In the absence of the Superintendent of Police, the Gaoler or officer in charge
of the Gaol, shall have authority summarily to confine any prisoner, for misconduct, in
a solitary cell, or to place irons upon his hands and feet should he find it necessary;
such restraint not to extend over a longer time than is necessary to bring the matter
before the Superintendent of Police, or, in his absence, before a Police or Stipendiary
Magistrate, or of any Justice of the Peace when there is no such Magistrate.
20. Any person who may be found interfering with the discipline of the prison shall
be excluded from the prison as a visitor.
21. A book will be kept by the Gaoler, in which the conduct of prisoners shall be
registered daily, with a view of obtaining a mitigation of punishment from the proper
authorities in cases meriting reward.
By order. C. Todd,
Superintendent of Police.
The cost of guarding the Chain-gang at Victoria and New Westminster, together
with the cost of tools and material used, amounts to about 65 cents per day to each man
working in the gang, and it is doubtful if the amount of work done by the convicts is
worth the cost to the Government.
Marching the prisoners through the streets in irons does not improve them morally;
besides it is a disagreeable sight to most citizens, as well as to strangers who visit our
cities.
In connection with my report, the annexed statements, carefully compiled from the
prison records, will assist in showing the condition and management of the gaols, and
will assist materially in forming an estimate of the amount of crime committed in this
part of the Dominion. 43 Vic.
Prisons Report.
379
VICTOBIA   GAOL.
Official Staff.
Gaoler.....  James Bobson.
Assistant Gaoler  J. W. Hutchison.
Bo.       do  A. W. Bogers.
Guard  J. D. Pord.
Senior Convict Guard  E. Truran.
Convict Guard  Frederick Hussay.
Bo.       do  Henry Murray.
Medical Attendant  Dr. J. S. Helmcken.
Statement A.
List of Prisoners remaining in Victoria Gaol, 31st October, 1879.
No.
Name.
Age.
Country.
Calling.
Place of Residence.
Crime.
26
30
34
35
36
36
23
28
39
16
60
32
30
24
23
29
30
45
25
35
31
26
42
30
30
22
41
27
30
49
20
45
33
15
36
42
48
50
44
50
20
32
45
40
30
Supplying liquor to Indians,
do.
2
do.
i
Germany	
Assaulting an officer.
Larceny.
Wounding with intent.
do.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Larceny.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Refusing duty,
do.
do.
Boiler-maker ...
17
Vagrancy.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Refusing duty.
Larceny.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Larceny,
do
?2
England	
B.C	
Washerman	
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Larceny.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Larceny.
Rape.
Larceny.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
Vagrancy.
Stealing.
Assault.
Safe keeping.
do.
do.
do.
Insane.
Drunk and disorderly.
Larceny.
do.
do.
Drunk and disorderly.
China	
England	
England	
B.C	
Seaman	
Brick-maker....
Scotland.	
Scotland	
France	
Fort Kupert....
37
39
40
41
British Columbia ...
42
43
Tom (Hydah)	
B.C	
Stai
EMENT  B.
Statement showing tho names, ages,
and crimes of offenders who have died in Victoria,
Gaol.—Nil. 380
Prisons Report.
1879
Statement C.
List of Prisoners liberated from Victoria Gaol during the year ending October 31st, 1879.
No.
Names.
Country,
Place of
Residence.
Crimes.
Date of
Discharge.
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
7G
77
7S
79
80
SI
S2
Ah Ching	
John Nobes	
Patrick Kennedy	
John Oxford	
William Howard	
Edward Kenneth Everall.
James Norcombe	
Robert Burton	
John Dunnett	
Soir-he-tie	
Jim	
Charley	
Alexander Neveritt	
Charley	
William Taylor	
Robert W. Ri c ."....
Ah Sam	
Mrs. Williams	
Charles James	
Charley ,	
Cos-loss	
Charley	
John Oxford	
Thomas Donnelly	
Jim Copperman	
Charles Fox	
Charley Alexis	
Charley Jackson	
Ah Loy	
Johnny Carroll	
Jim	
Joe	
George Carter	
James E. Lucas	
Isaac Wooton	
John Oxford	
George Wilson	
Mrs. Williams	
Hughey	
George	
Jimmy	
Jackson	
John Oxford	
John Oxford	
Harry Brown	
Charles Sutherland	
Ah How	
Thomas Edwards	
George Hockett	
James Norcombe	
Joseph Dwartz	
Jim	
Bob	
Edward Stark	
Jack Carroll	
Jim	
Johnny 	
Tommy	
Jinney	
Smith, John	
Charley	
Tom	
Chips	
George Lucky	
Ah Yea	
Ah Oui	
Ah Sing	
Jim	
Sam Chong	
Ah Jing	
Jim Dick	
Johnny Carrall	
Harry	
Charles Myers	
Charley	
Peter	
Jim	
William	
Charley	
Como	
Sam	
Mary	
Ah Kin	
Ah Chong ,	
China	
England	
Wales	
England	
Sitka	
England	
England	
Scotland	
Scotland	
Indian woman ..
Stickeen 	
Clallum	
England	
Hydah	
Scotland	
Ireland	
China	
Indian woman..
England	
Nanaimo	
Nanaimo	
British Columbia
England	
England	
Songish	
Half-breed	
Songish	
Hydah 	
China	
Half-breed	
Hvdah	
Bella Bella	
England	
England	
England	
England	
England	
Indian woman .,
Hydah	
T'simpsean	
Sitka	
Hydah 	
England	
England	
England	
England	
China	
England	
England	
England	
Mexico	
British Columbia
Bella Bella
England...
British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
Indian woman ..
England	
British Columbia
British Columbia
Nitinat Indian..
England	
China	
China	
China	
British Columbia
China	
China	
British Columbia
Half-breed
Indian	
Indian	
Hydah ....
British Columbia
Hydah	
Fort Simpson
British Columbia
Fort Rupert
Stickeen	
Stickeen	
China	
China ......
Washerman	
Stoker	
Seaman	
Seaman	
Labourer	
Seaman	
Seaman	
Seaman	
Seaman	
Washerwoman.
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer. .....
Mason	
Seaman	
Labourer	
Labourer.
Seaman	
Seaman	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer.......
Labourer	
Private,R. M.L.I.
Private.R.M.L.I.
Private,R. M.L.I.
Seaman	
Seaman	
Labourer.
Labourer.
Labourer.
Labourer.
Seaman...
Seaman...
Seaman ..
Labourer.
Seaman	
Private R.M.L.I.
Seaman	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Labourer	
Seaman
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria. 9.
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Sooke 	
Victoria ...
Nanaimo ..
Nanaimo...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Sooke 	
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ...
Victoria ..
Victoria ..,
Victoria ...
Squamish .
Victoria..,
Victoria ..
Victoria ..
Victoria ..
Victoria ..
Victoria ..
Victoria ..
Victoria ..
Victoria .
Vagrant	
Breach N.D. Act	
Assault	
Larceny	
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Breach N.D.Act	
Breach N.D.Act	
Breach N.D.Act	
Breach N.D.Act	
Possession stolen prop'ty
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Disturbing the peace	
Drunk and disorderly...
Assault	
Breach N.D.Act	
Giv'g tobacco to prisoners
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Breach N.D.Act	
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Drunk and fighting	
Drunk and fighting	
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Con, Indian Liquor Act..
Assaulting police officer.
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Breach N.D.Act	
Breach N.D.Act	
Breach N.D.Act	
Vagrant	
Breach N.D.Act	
Vagrant	
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Assault police officer	
Assault police officer	
Breaking window	
Drunk and disorderly...
Vagrant 	
Drunk and disorderly ...
Drunk and disorderly ...
Vagrant!	
Breach N. D. Act	
Breach N. D. Act	
Breach N. D. Act	
Vagrant	
Drunk and disorderly...
Theft	
Con. Indian Liquor Act .
Aid and abetting	
Breaking window	
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Assault
Victoria  Drunk and disorderly...
Victoria  Drunk and disorderly...
Victoria I Assault	
Victoria  Fire crackers in street ..
Victoria | Fire crackers in street ..
Victoria j Fire crackers in street ..
Victoria j Drunk and disorderly...
Victoria , Fireworks in street
Victoria  Fireworks in street	
Victoria I Drunk and fighting	
Victoria iDrunk and disorderly..
Labourer.
Labourer.
Fort Rupert:
Fort Rupert.
Victoria	
Victoria 	
Victoria	
Victoria 	
Victoria	
Victoria 	
Victoria	
Victoria	
Victoria 	
Victoria	
Drunk and disorderly.
Vagrant 	
Destroying property ...
Druntt and disorderly..
Drunk and disorderly..
Drunk and disorderly..
Theft	
Drunk and disorderly..
Drunk and disorderly..
Drunk and disorderly..
Con. Indian Liquor Act
Vagrant	
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Nov.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
•Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
.Ian.
Jun.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Feb.
Feb.
14th, 1878.
29th, „
20th, ,,
27th, ,.
14th, „
22nd, „
9th, „
llth, „
15th, „
16th, „
14th, „
14th, „
18th, ,,
25th, „
29th, „
2nd, „
2nd, „
7th, „
9th, „
13th, „
13th, „
14th, „
30th, „
4th, „
19th, „
16th, „
16th, „
8th, „
8th, „
llth, „
31th, „
13th, „
10th, „
10th, ,,
10th, „
23rd, „
10th, „
22nd, „
4th, „
4th, „
4th, „
3rd, „
2nd, „
4th, „
24th, „
28th „
31st, 1879.
7th, ,.
7th, „
20th, „
26th, „
9th, „
27th, „
29th, „
3rd, „
6th, „
llth, „
llth, „
llth, „
13th, „
14th, „
20th, „
20th, „
24th „
22nd „
22nd „
22nd „
24th, „
27th, „
27th, „
27th, „
27th, „
27th, ,,
27th, „
27th, „
27th, „
30th, „
30th, „
30th, „
30th, „
31st, „
31st, ,.
5th, „
1st, „ 43 Vic.
Prisons Report.
381
Statement C.—Continued.
No.
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John Previtt	
Jack	
Mary	
Tommy	
Edward Sullivan ...
Mary	
Charley	
Jimmy Chickens ...
Ah Ling	
Charley Cosslas	
Sappael	
Jimmy	
Mary	
George Bedford	
Charley	
George	
Julia	
Charley	
Ah Bow	
Jim ,
Lucy ,
Francis Davis	
Peter 	
Joseph Pescaro....
Sam	
Mary	
Joe	
Charley Cosloos ...
Jack	
Charley	
William Play fair...
Baptist Dupret	
Johnny 	
William Tuffy	
Alfred J. Frith ....
Charley	
Billy	
Kelith	
J. E. Westerman ..
Thomas Hampton .
John Crawford ....
Albert James	
George	
Jim 	
Johnny 	
Peter 	
Mary	
George	
George	
Sam	
Ellen Robertson ..
Peter	
Ah Hav 	
Ki Tow	
A. B. Clifton	
Leatherhead	
Jack	
Tommy	
George	
Peter	
Jim	
Peter 	
Peter	
Mary	
Scotty	
Edward St.Jerman
Charley 	
Annie	
Tom	
Charley  	
Jim 	
Shoo-fly 	
Luey	
John	
Charley	
Charles Sellick	
James Carmody ...
Luey	
Sam	
Charley	
Charley	
Johnny 	
Mrs. Jenkins	
Thomas Shewell...
Ah Fay	
Ah Yen	
England	
British Columbia
Indian woman..
Hydah	
Ireland	
Indian woman ..
British Columbia
Fort Rupert	
China	
British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
Indian woman..
England	
Hydah 	
Cowichan	
Cowichan	
Tongass	
China	
British Columbia
Indian woman
America	
British Columbia
Half-breed ..
British Columbia
British Columbia
Hydah	
Fort Rupert.
Fort Rupert.
British Columbia
Canada	
France 	
British Columbia
England	
England	
Fort Rupert.
British Columbia
British Columbia
England	
England	
Ireland	
America	
Fort Rupert.
British Columbia
Fort Rupert.
British Columbia
British Columbia
Fort Rupert	
Fort Rupert	
Fort Rupert	
West Indies	
British Columbia
China	
China	
S. America ..
British Columbia
Hydah	
British Columbia
British Columbia
Squamish .,.
Indian	
Fort Rupert.
Nimpkish ,.,
Fort Rupert,
Fort Rupert.
Germany	
British Columbia
Indian woman ..
British Columbia
British Columbia
Stickeen	
Indian woman ..
Hydah	
Hydah 	
Hydah	
Canada 	
Ireland  	
Saanich	
British Columbia
Fort Rupert	
Hydah 	
Fort Rupert	
Indian woman ..
England	
China	
China	
Seaman ,
Fireman.
Labourer.
Cook
Seaman .
Fireman
Labourer.
Labourer.
Seaman .
Seaman .
Seaman .
Saloon-keeper .
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Washerman ,
Cook	
Labourer ..,
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Labourer
Place of
Residence.
Brass-finisher
Labourer
Labourer ....
Victo
Victo
Victo
Victo
Victo
Squa
Victc
Victc
Victc
Fort
Fort
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Cowi
Cowi
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Nans
Nans
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Cowi
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
Victc
N. \\
Squa
Victc
Esqi
Victc
Victc
Saan
Vict
ria	
Rupert	
Rupert	
ria	
ria	
ria	
imo	
estminster.
iria	
)ria	
Crimes.
Larceny	
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Drunk and disorderly...
Con. Indian Liquor Act .
Theft	
Drunk and disorderly...
Theft	
Vagrant	
Vagrant	
Vagrant	
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Assaulting Police Officer.
Drunk and disorderly...
Drunk and disorderly...
Larceny	
Con. Indian Liquor Act .
Con. Indian Liquor Act .
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Drunk and disorderly...
Vagrant	
Vagrant	
Drunk and disorderly...
Vagrant	
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Vagrant	
Drunk and disorderly...
Breach N. D. Act	
Breach N. D. Act	
Drunk and disorderly...
Theft	
Breaking door	
Assualt	
Insulting language	
Drunk and disorderly...
Assault 	
Suspicious character	
Drunk and disorderly.
Vagrant	
Drunk and disorderly.
Con. Indian Liquor Act
Larceny	
Con. Indian Liquor Act
Vagrant	
Cutting and wounding
Con, Indian Liquor Act
Wilful damage	
Drunk and disorderly.
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Drunk and disorderly.
Drunk and disorderly.
Drunk and disorderly.
Vagrant	
Possession of intoxicant.
Drunk and fighting	
Drunk and disorderly ..
Drunk and disorderly ..
Fighting	
Drunk & exposing person
Fighting	
Vagrant 	
Cutting and wounding
Vagrant	
Date of
Discharob.
Feb. 18th, 1878
Feb. 1st,
Feb. 4th,
Feb. llth,
Feb.12th,
Feb. 6th,
Feb. 3rd,
Feb. 17th,
Feb. llth,
Feb. 21st,
Feb. 4th,
Feb. 3d,
Feb. 4th,
Feb. 6th,
Feb. 15th,
Feb. 21st,
Feb. 21st,
Feb. 21st,
Feb. 22nd,
Feb. 27th,
Feb. 28th,
March 21st
March 24th,,
March 29th, ,
March 7th,
March 1st,
March 20th, \
March 26th,,
March 12th, ,
March 13th,,
March 25th, ,
March 28th, ,
March 28th, ,
March 24th, ,
March 24th, ,
March 21st,
March 26th,
March 22nd,,
March 21,
3
4
6
6
15
21
18
19
21
21
1
April
May
15
24
6
19
*6
17
15
15
26
28
28
15
1
2
2
3
3
5
15
8
9
19
12
12
12
16
19
23
24
28
2
2
20
18 382
Prisons Ebport.
187$
Statement C.—Continued.
No.
Names.
Country.
Calling.
Plack of
Residence.
Crimes.
Date of
Discharge.
170
Beechy Bay	
N. Westminster.
Queen Charlotte
Victoria	
„       8   1879
171
Billy
British Columbia
British Columbia
Assaulting an officer	
n     27     „
172
m     20     „
173
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Assault and stealing	
>■           10          ,»
174
„      18     »
175
Hydah	
»      21     „
176
British Columbia
Hydah	
Shoemaker	
n      28     „
177
>j        15       ,y
178
Bricklayer	
„      19     „
179
„       24     „
180
181
7     „
„      27     „
182
England	
British Columbia
England	
British Columbia
Drunk and disorderly ...
Breaking window, assault
3     „
183
7     „
184
„      10     >,
185
„      12      „
186
William Robe;.-.  	
»      14     „
187
188
British Columbia
British Columbia
Fort Rupert	
Fort Rupert	
»      15      „
„       14      „
189
»      14      „
190
Drunk and disorderly ...
„      19      »
191
»,      22     „
192
Labourer 	
Cook	
„      26     „
193
»       26     „
194
,,      27     „
195
Ah Foo
June     7     ,,
196
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
June 16th, 1879.
197
Ah Yong	
„    30th,     „
198
„    30th,     „
199
Cutting and wounding ..
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
„    25th,    „
200
„    23rd,     „
201
„    19th,     „
202
British Columbia
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
„    25th,     „
203
»    17th,    „
Charles Bell	
British Columbia
Cook	
„    30th,     „
205
Drunk and disorderly	
„     2nd,    „
206
„     2nd,     „
207
„     2nd,    „
208
	
„     4th,     „
Hydah	
„     4th,     „
210
Drunk and disorderly	
Destroying property	
„    17th,     „
211
Charley.
„    20th,    „
„     21st,     „
Fort Rupert	
N. Westminster.
Fort Rupert	
Victoria 	
Fort Rupert.....
Victoria	
Fort Rupert	
Fort Simpson...
Fort Rupert	
„    24th,     „
,,    24th,     „
215
Ah Yew	
Butcher	
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
July 13th,    „
England	
British Columbia
„    28th,     „
,,    28th,     „
»     7th,     „
„   22nd,    „
„    17th,     „
British Columbia
Theft	
„    28th,     „
„     2nd,     „
England	
Bella Bella	
„   15th,    „
224
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
„     6th,     „
„     9th,    „
226
Billy..          	
British Columbia
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
Breach N.D.Act	
„     9th,     „
227
Labourer	
Private R.M.L.L
„   10th,    „
1st,     „
„    llth,     „
„    18th,     „
Drunk and disorderly	
Fighting	
„     2nd,    „
„     3rd,    „
Assaulting police officer.
Drunk and disorderly	
jj              j)          .. • •
>)              )>          ....
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
„     3rd,     „
British Columbia
Fort Rupert	
Bella Bella	
„     3rd,     „
235
„     4th,    „
„     7th,    „
237
Bob .
„   14th,    „
British Columbia
Hydah	
„    17th,    „
239
„   18th,    „
Alick	
„   22nd,    „
241
„   22nd,     „
Bill...                    	
„   22nd,     ,,
England	
„    21st,    „
„    23rd,     „
British Columbia
.,    29th,     „
Aug.   4th,     „
247
Ah Chu	
„   27th,     „
England	
Private R.M.L.I.
„    14th,     „
249
„    14th,     „
„     2nd,     „
„     2nd,     „
James Meadows	
„      1st,     „
Con. Indian Liquor Act..
„    18th,     „
»   19th»    »
255
»  22nd,    „ 43 Vic.
Prisons Hbport.
383
Statement C.—Concluded.
No.
Place of
Residence.
Crimes.
Date of
Discharge.
257
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
303
304
307
308
809
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
Jack	
Annie	
Ben Maguire	
Peter	
Joseph Dwartz	
Tom	
Paul	
Dixon 	
Johnny 	
Peter 	
James Shaw	
Jim	
Johnny	
Tom	
Harry	
Jimmy Chickens	
Jim	
Tommy	
Mary	
Hans Handerson....
Charley Coslass	
Louis Mahoy	
Billy	
Jack	
Charley	
Sam	
Mary	
Charley	
Thomas McCabe	
Kitty	
John 	
Paul	
Bob 	
Jack	
Jack	
Frederick Huffman.
Charley Gunion	
George.	
Jinny	
Tom	
Klacoutlas	
Edward Clyde	
Edward Shields	
Ah Lin	
Sam	
Mary	
William Boyle	
Ellen Robertson....
George	
Samuel Askew	
William Sellick	
Jim	
Jim	
William Playfair....
Neil McGowan	
Richard Hughes	
Joe	
Jack	
Ah How	
Peter 	
Joseph	
Peter 	
Joseph	
James Kelley	
Johnny	
Lucy 	
William Harris	
Kitty	
Jimmy	
Billy	
Jim	
Richard Hughes	
Lucy	
Jack	
Susan	
Jack	
John Strange	
British Columbia
Indian woman..
Scotland	
Nit-a-Nat	
Mexican	
Bella Bella	
British Columbia
Hydah	
British Columbia
Bella Bella	
Fort Rupert....
Nit-a-Nat	
British Columbia
British Columbia
Sweden	
British Columbia
Half-breed	
Hydah	
Fort Rupert....
Hydah	
British Columbia
Indian woman..
British Columbia
Ireland	
Indian woman..
Tongas	
Indian	
Labourer.
Stoker —
•
Sweden	
British Columbia
Hydah	
Indian woman..
British Columbia
Canada..
i America.
i China ...
Indian woman,.
England	
West Indies	
Bella Bella	
England	
Canada	
Hydah	
Fort Rupert	
Canada	
Scotland	
England	
Bella Bella	
British Columbia
China woman...
British Columbia
Labourer.
Stoker .
Seaman..
Ireland..
Indian...
Hydah ..
England.
Hydah ..
Seaman.
England	
Indian woman..
British Columbia
Indian woman ..
Fort Rupert	
England  	
Labourer.
Port Townsend..
Fort Simpson...
Victoria	
Cowichan 	
Victoria 	
Saanich	
Victoria 	
Comox	
N. Westminster.
Fort Rupert	
Nanaimo	
Victoria 	
Port Townsend..
Victoria	
Cowichan	
Victoria	
Fort Simpson...
Victoria	
Nanaimo	
Saanich	
Nanaimo	
Cowichan	
Con. Indian Liquor Act
Fighting	
Destroying property
Drunk and disorderly
Wounding with intent.
Drunk and disorderly
Drunk and disorderly.
Con. Indian Liquor Act
Drunk and disorderly.
Vagrant and assault
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Cutting and wounding
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Vagrant	
Con. Indian Liquor Act,
Fighting	
Breach N.D.Act	
Breaking window ...
Drunk and disorderly
Theft	
Assisting desertion..
Destroying property
Vagrant	
Assaulting jailor
Vagrant	
Assault	
Vagrant	
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Assault	
Con. Indian Liquor Act.
Breach N.D.Act	
Theft 	
Assault	
Drunk and disorderly.
Vagrant	
Drunk and disorderly
Breaking window....
Drunk and disorderly
Breaking window .
Drunk and disorderly
Drunk and disorderly
28th, „
26th, „
2nd, „
4th, „
4th, „
4th, „
6th, „
6th, „
llth, „
llth, „
12th, „
15th, „
Aug. 18th, 1879.
18th, ,,
18th, „
18th, „
19th, „
18th, „
19th, „
26th, „
Sept. 24th, „
llth, „
30th, „
13th, „
18th, „
18th, „
19th, „
19th, „
24th, „
1st, „
1st, „
1st, „
1st, „
1st, „
2nd, „
3rd, „
8th, „
8th, „
13th, „
15th, „
16th, „
26th, „
30th, „
25th, „
29th, „
29th, „
Oct.   20th, „
16th, „
4th, „
6th, „
14th, „
llth, „
2nd, „
13th, „
6th, „
19th, „
6th, „
2nd, „
2nd, „
10th, „
10th, „
10th, „
10th, „
13th, „
13th, „
13th, „
16th, „
22nd, „
22nd, „
22nd, „
22nd, „
23rd, „
23rd, „
27th, „
29th, „
30th, „
13th, „ Statement D,
Showing the names, ages, callings, and crimes of offenders pardoned during the year.-
Nil.
Statement E.
Daily average of prisoners for the year  45£
No. of prisoners discharged during the year   435
No. in confinement at end of year  45
No. of prisoners discharged from Police Court  201
Statement F,
Showing the Expenditure for the year at Victoria Gaol.
Keep of prisoners  $3,056 78
Eepairs to Gaol   54 41
Tools, &c, Chain-gang  107 75
Officers'Salaries  7,052 00
Total Expenditure  10,270 94
Bread   $705 31
Meat and Vegetables   455 02
Groceries     436 22
Clothing    402 03
Light   307 08
Fuel  259 12
Water  300 00
Cleansing Closets  192 00
  $3,056 78
Officers' Salaries.
Superintendent of Police  $ 700 00
Gaoler  1,200 00
Assistant Gaoler  912 00
Do.         do  720 00
Senior Convict Guard  960 00
Convict Guard  720 00
Do.        do  720 00
Do.       do  720 00
Medical Attendant   400 00
Total  $7,052 00
Cost of each prisoner per day for food and clothing, light, fuel
and water      18| cents.
Cost of each prisoner per day, including Officers' salaries    63     „- 43 Vic. Prisons Report. 385
Statement G.
Tenders for Supplies to Victoria Gaol for the year 1879, accepted Jan. 31st, 1879.
Clothing, W. j. Jeffree, Victoria.
Blankets  $ 5 75 per pair.
Brogans  ,  26 00 per doz.
Wool socks  3 50      „
Mole pants    21 00      „
Clothcaps      7 50      „
Wool undershirts  13 50      „
Merino undershirts  7 50      „
Merino drawers  7 50      ,,
Hickory shirts  7 50      „
Blue serge shirts.  26 00      „
Groceries, Fell & Co., Victoria.
U. S. tea  34 per lb.
Pearl barley       08      „
Sugar  10      „
Soap  06|    „
Soda  02!    „
Salt  01      „
Black pepper   15      „
Black lead and blacking  75      „
Bath bricks  62! per doz.
Candles   25 per lb.
Oatmeal  05 per lb.
Matches  62! per gross.
Whitewash brushes  10 00 per doz.
Corn brooms  3 75 per doz.
Coffee  30 per lb.
Coal oil  50 per gallon.
Eice  04! per lb.
Scrubbing brushes  3 00 per doz.
Meat and Vegetables, Job. Batchelor.
Fresh beef.  03 per lb.
Potatoes  01 per lb.
Mixed vegetables  01 per lb.
Fuel.
Coal, $7 per ton, DeWeiderhold.
Wood, $4 per cord, P. J. Houlihan.
Bread.
Bread, 3!c per lb., John Drout, Victoria.
An Inventory and Valuation of Victoria Gaol property.
Eeal Estate  $15,000 00
Buildings  10,000 00
Fencing  500 00
Cooking range and utensils  500 00
Stoves, &c  50 00
Water pipes  250 00
Tools, &c  300 00
Blankets and clothing  562 00
$27,162 00 £80"
Prisons Report.
1879
Statement H,
Showing the number and amount received for keep of Naval Prisoners for the year
ending October 31st, 1879.
No.
Names.
Ship.
No. of
Days.
Rate,
per
Day.
Amount
Received.
Discharged.
1
2
9
11
15
22
29
34
27
27
27
21
68
68
42
21
21
21
42
91
91
42
13
20
168
168
Cents.
75
75
75
75
75
75
76
76
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
75
$1 50
6 75
8 25
11 25
16 50
21 75
26 50
20 25
20 25
20 25
15 75
53 00
53 00
31 50
15 75
15 75
15 75
31 50
68 25
68 25
31 50
9 75
15 00
126 00
126 00
November 2nd, 1878.
9th,   „
„      llth,   „
„      15th,   „
22nd,   „
29th,   „
December 4th, 1878.
„      10th,   „
„      10th,   „
„      10th,    „
10th,   „
January 7th, 1879.
7th,     „
„     21st,     „
March 24th,
„      24th,      „
July 1st,           ,
July 15th,         ,
August 15th,
„      15th,     „
„      19th,     „
September 24th, 1879.
October 6th,          „
2
3
4
6
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
"
15
William Tueffley	
16
Alfred J. Frith	
17
18
19
20
William Kettle	
21
22
23
"
24
William A. Neil	
Opal	
25
Samuel R. White	
8829 00
Statement I,
Showing the number of Prisoners chargeable to the Municipal Council of Victoria.
Months.
No. of
Prisoners
Time.
Cost of
Meals.
Remarks.
26
26
27
22
32
26
19
19
25
44
27
43
343 days @ 75	
37Jj   ,	
39J    ,,          „     	
673   ,,
72§   „          	
84     „
52^   „          „     ...
203-    (j         n     	
86§   ,	
103J-    „          „   	
114     „          „
125J    ,.          „     	
$26 00
28 25
25 00
36 75
39 00
48 00
30 75
15 60
51 00
66 75
57 50
79 50
Israel Peart, a boy, 9 days @ 25c. per day.
Do.           do., 28 days,    do.       do.
Do.     .      do., 31 days,    do.        do.
Do.           do., 30 days,    do.        do.
Do.           do., 17 days,    do.       do.
Israel Peart, a boy, 28 days, @ 25c. per day
Two boys, 31 days each,        do.        do.
One boy, 30 days, and 1 boy 28 days, @ 25c.
One boy, 29 days, @ at 25c. per day.
February, 1879	
March, 1879	
April, 1879	
May, 1879	
June, 1879	
July, 1879	
August, 1879     	
per day.
October, 1879	
S504 00 43 Vic. Prisons Report. 387
Statement J,
Showing amount of Police Court Fines paid by Gaoler to the City of Victoria during
the year.
November, 1878  $35 00
December,    ,,     75 00
January,     1879  128 00
February,     „     48 00
March,           „     53 75
April,             „     15 00
May,              „  31 25
June,              „     71 25
July,              „     71 25
August,         „     42 25
September,    „       105 50
October         „         101 25
Total  $777 50
Chaplain's Eeport.
Victoria, B.C., October 31st, 1879.
To the Superintendent of Police.
Sir,—I have much pleasure in reporting that divine worship has been regularly
held in the Victoria Gaol and the prisoners visited during the past year.
The place where Church service is held is used for secular purposes during the
week, but as much as possible has been done to adapt it for worship on Sunday.
The attendance, which is entirely voluntary, has been large, and the behaviour of
the men at Church excellent.    I have not had to notice a single case of misconduct.
I am glad to inform you that a harmonium has been purchased by subscription at a
cost of $45.
The instrument is played and the musical portion of our services conducted by Mrs.
J. B. Good, to whose skill and interest in the work I am greatly indebted.
A grant of hymn books has been obtained from the Church of England Book Depot
in this city, and a few others, as well as prayer books, will shortly be required.
I have always met with the most respectful attention and ready assistance  from
prisoners since 1 undertook this work.
I cannot conclude my report without expressing my thanks to yourself and the
officials under you, from whom I have at all times received every assistance.
I have, &c,
(Signed) Frederick G. Wright,
Licensed Catechist of the Church of England, and
Acting Chaplain of the Gaol.
Mr. F. G. Wright is at present undertaking the duties of Chaplain to the Gaol at
my request and on my behalf.
H. Herbert Mogg,
Chaplain by appointment.
April 3, 1880. 388
Prisons Report.
1879
NEW WESTMINSTEE GAOL.
Statement A.
List of Prisoners remaining in New Westminster Gaol, 31st October, 1879.
No.
Names.
Age,
Country.
Calling.
Place of Residence.
Crimes.
Patrick Cunningham	
39
30
53
40
30
20
26
S9
British Columbia
United States ..
Richfield	
British Columbia ...
New Westminster...
Richfield"	
Larceny.
2
3
Hunter 	
Cook	
Cutting and wounding.
Selling liquor to Indians.
4
5
6
Drunk and disorderly.
Snick, alias Black Jack	
9
Possession of liquor.
Drunk and disorderly.
10
33
24
27
45
27
31
24
22
22
40
42
22
25
25
11
New Westminster...
New Westminster...
12
British Columbia
Peru	
Buggary.
Supplying liquor to Indians.
IS
Labourer 	
Tailor        	
14
15
Fisherman
Washerman	
16
Larceny.
17
British Columbia
British Columbia
18
>'
Drunk and disorderly.
19
20
New Westminster...
Drunk and disorderly.
21
22
Harrison River	
23
Philip	
Drunk and disorderly.
Statement B.
A Eeturn of the names, ages, callings, and crimes of prisoners who died in New Westminster Gaol, during the year ending October 31st, 1879.
No.
Names.
Age.
Calling.
Crimes.
Place of Residence.
Date of Death.
1
Wyachute (an Indian)	
24
Lillooet, B.C	 43 Vic,
Pbisons Report.
389
Statement C.
A Keturn of the  Prisoners liberated from New "Westminster Gaol during the year
ending 31st October, 1879.
No.
21
Names.
John Cloudy	
Do	
Do	
John Curtis	
David Roberts......
Charley, Indian	
Do. 	
Bill, Indian	
John White	
Lucy, Indian woman
Do. do.
James Neston	
Moses, Indian	
Charley, Indian	
Neil Johnston	
Joe, Indian	
Do	
Grovin Kidan	
William Hall	
Jimmy, Indian ,
Jimmy, Sitka Indian;
William Harris '
Do. 	
James, Indian ::
Do.  !
Do.  ;
James Fallow ]
Do j
Jack, Indian	
Tom, Indian \
22   Jim, Indian	
Age
Do.
William Boyle .
Billy, Indian...
Jim, Indian	
Tom, Indian...
Annie, Indian..
Jimmy, Indian.
Frank, Indian .
Dick, Indian...
Jim, Indian	
George Hughes	
Ah Tom, Chinese ...
Do.
John Dupiner	
Wm. Banks	
Jimmy, Indian	
Do	
August, Indian	
Jimmy, Sitka Indian
Peter, Indian	
Charley, Indian	
John T. Jackson	
David Roberts	
George Hamries	
Jimmy, Indian	
Frank, Indian ......
George, Indian	
Peter George, Indian
Jimmy, Indian	
Joseph H. Brown...
Daniel Dickson	
Do. 	
John Creighton	
John Hanlon	
Thomas Forgie	
John Monreat	
Moses, Indian	
Frank, Indian	
One-Eye Charley, In.
Mary Moses, Indian.
Mary, Indian	
Charley, Indian	
Peter, Indian	
Ah Lin, Chinese	
Jinny, Indian woman
Jim, Indian	
Sam, Indian	
Chris, Indian	
j Johnny, Indian	
I August, Indian	
Country.
Ireland.
B.'c....*
U.S.
B.C.
Ireland.
B.C....
Norway.
B. C	
Italy....
England.
B.C	
IT. S	
England.
b.'c....!
[England.
'b.'c....!
Ireland 	
B.C	
U.S.
England.
China ...
Scotland ..
B. C	
U.S.
B.C.
U.S.
Ireland.
Chili ...
B.C....
Prussia.
Ireland.
Calling.
Labourer.
Labourer..
Labourer..
Sailor	
Sailor	
Labourer.
Labourer.
Labourer..
Cook	
Sailor .
Labourer.
Sailor	
Labourer..
Cook	
Labourer.
Place of
Residence.
N Westmin'r
B. Inlet....
N Westmin'r
B. Inlet.
Nanaimo
N Westmin'r
B. Inlet .
N Westmin'r
Scotland ... Shoemaker
Canada   Labourer..
B.C.
"
u. s	
B.C	
China	
U. S	
Cook	
U. S	
B.C	
	
B. Inlet
N Westmin'r
B. Inlet ....
N Westmin'r
Victoria	
N Westmin'r
B. Inlet ....
N Westmin'r
B. Inlet ....
N Westmin'r
Kamloops ..
B. Inlet ....
N Westmin'r
Yale	
N Westmin'r
N Westmin'r
Crime.
Drunk and disorderly..
Selling liquor to Indians
Want of distress	
Selling liquor to Indians
Assault	
Selling liquor to Indians
Want of distress	
Selling liquor to Indians
Contempt of Court	
Drunk and disorderly..
Liquor in possession ..
Drunk and disorderly..
Destitution	
Drunk	
Drunk and disorderly..
Selling liquor to Indians
Refusing duty on ship.
Drunk and incapable..
Fighting	
Drunk and disorderly..
Assault	
Ob. goods by false pre's
Stealing	
Selling liquor to Indians
For want of distress...
Selling liquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly..
Fighting	
Selling liquor to Indians
Necessary witness	
Drunk and disorderly..
Drunk & destoy'gpro'ty
Drunk and liquorin pos
Drunk and fighting ...
Con. Indian liquor Act.
Selling liquor to Indians
Want of distress	
Indecent behaviour ...
Assault	
Drunk and disorderly..
Liquor in possession ..
Drunk and disorderly..
Sellingliquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly..
Stealing	
Assault	
Selling liquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly..
Liquor in possession...
Drunk	
Forgery	
Selling liquor to Indians
Want of distress	
Assault	
D.&d.,&sell'gliq.toIn
Sellingliquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly
Selling liquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly
Drunk and disorderly
Sentence,
Date of
Discharge
$1 25 or 24 hours...,
3 mo. after 1st sen. & §50
1 mo.after two first sen.
2 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
$20 and costs or two mo.
1 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
1 mo. after first sen	
1 month hard labour..
40 days imprisonment.
$1 25andcostsor24ho.
$5 and costs or 14 days.
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
1 month h.l. and costs.
Reman'd for safe keep'g
$1 25, costs,or 24 hours
SI 25, costs, or 7 days.
$5, orl4daysaf.firstsen
2 weeks h.l	
$1 25, costs, or 24 hours
SI 25, costs, or7 days..
$1, costs, or 7 days	
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
$5, or 7 days af. 1st. sen
To pay for goods or 1 mo
,, or 1 mo. af. 1st sen
,, orlmoaf. 2nd sen
1 mo. h.l. and850 fine.
1 mo. additional h.l.
2 mo. h.l	
2 mo. h. 1	
$1 25 or 7 days h.l....
$5 or 1 mo. after 1st sen
1 mo. and $50 fine	
1 mo. h.l	
Safe keeping	
$1 25 or 24 hours..!!!!
$3 25 or 7 days h.l	
$1 25 or 48 hours	
$1 25 or 48 hours	
$1 25 or 48 hours	
6 mo. h.l. and $100 fine
3 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
1 mo. h. 1	
3 mo. h. 1	
2 mo. h.l	
$1 25 or 7 days h.l	
$5 or 1 mo. h.l	
14 days h.l	
Fined $1 or 14 days	
$1 25 or 24 hours	
il 25, costs, or 14 days
6 mo. h.l	
$20 and costs, or 2 mo.
1 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
$5 and costs or 21 days.
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
$5 and costs, or 7 days.
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
1 y r. f m date commitm't
6 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
1 mo. additional h. 1...
6 mo. h. 1	
2 mo. h.l	
$300 fine & 6mo. h.l...
6 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
1 mo. h.l	
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
$1 25, costs, or 3 days.
$5 and costs, or 14 days
$125       „ 7 days
6 mo. imprisonment...
$1 25, costs, or 3 days.
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
187S.
I-Nov. i
Nov. 29
„   15
16
11
23
1
25
16
4
25
20
8
14
14
^Dec.3
11
11
11
10
20
10
10
6
18
28
28
1879.
Jan. 10
}>• *
„   20
.,   10
2
7
3
24
Feb. !
„   10
,. io
„   10
Mar.   i
!•- *
„   27
ii   22
Ap'il 15
ii   22
.,  19
„    7
..    3
i,    3
„     5
ii   18
„   26
May 19
>,     3
May   9
„    9
,,   IB
,.   15
„  15 890
Prisons Report.
1880
Statement C.—Concluded.
No.
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
187
Names.
Wyachute, Indian..
Crow, Indian	
Store Jim	
Que Han Can	
Dandy Jim	
William Harris.....
John Weldon	
William Cain	
Jinny, Indian	
William, Indian...,
James Good	
Lucy, Indian	
Billy, Indian	
James, Indian	
Jose Norris	
John Cloudy	
Christian Moe	
Frank, Indian	
Charley, Indian	
Ah Young	
Skarkalian, Indian..
Johnny, Indian	
Jimmy, Indian	
Johnny, Indian	
Charley, Indian	
Peter, Indian	
Jim, Indian	
Jack, Indian	
Robert G. Brown	
Silas Woods	
Jose Norras	
Frank, Indian	
George, Indian	
Joe, Indian	
Jackson, Indian	
Kitty, Indian	
Charley, Indian	
Jim, Indian	
Joe, Indian	
William, Indian	
Jimmy, Indian	
Robert Carson	
William, Indian	
Joe, Indian	
Paul, Indian	
Tommy, Indian	
Toby, Indian .......
Billy, Indian	
Johnny, Indian	
Whiskey Annie, Ind.
Jimmy, Indian......
Jimmy, Indian	
Ah Ack	
Ah One	
Ah Kane	
Annie, Indian	
Johnny, Indian	
William Robinson ..
Edward Bailey	
Charley, Indian	
Thomas Forgie	
Tom, Indian	
James Halliday	
Daniel Carey	
Wyachute, Indian...
Daniel Mahoney	
Sumhaute, Indian...
Toby, Indian	
Billy, Indian.	
John, Indian	
Aoe
Country.
England.
U.S.
B.C.
Ireland.
B.C....
Mexico..
Peru	
Norway .
B.C	
China .
B.C...
U.S....
Canada.
Peru ...
B.C....
U.S.
B.C.
Scotland ..
B.C	
China .
B.C.
Canada..
U. S	
B.C	
Scotland
B.C	
Scotland
B.C	
Ireland  Cook.
B.C	
Calmno.
Labourer.
Sailor	
Labourer.
Sailor .
Labourer.
Sailor ....
Farmer
Placeof
Residence.
Crime.
Clinton	
B. Inlet
Lytton
B. Inlet ...
N Westmin'r
Clinton	
N Westmin']
Nanaimo...
N Westmin']
Farmer
Lillooet..
Clinton	
N Westmin1
Sentence.
Murder	
Rape	
Cutting and stabbing
Wilful murder	
Selling liquor to Indians
Stealing	
Drunk and disorderly..
Cutting and wounding.
Drunk and disorderly
Selling liquor to Indians
Liquor in possession
Selling liquor to Indians
Contempt of Court	
Drunk and disorderly..
Drunk and disorderly..
Assault	
Drunk and disorderly..
Selling liquor to Indians
Vagrancy	
Drunk and disorderly..
Assault	
Drunk and disorderly..
Fighting	
Drunk and disorderly..
Stealing	
Drunk and disorderly..
Larceny	
Drunk and disorderly..
Having liquor	
Drunk and disorderly..
Safekeeping.
Drunk and disorderly..
Cutting and wounding.
Drunk and disorderly.
Attempt at rape	
Murder	
Committed for trial.
3 mo. and $50 fine	
2 mo. and $50 fine	
3 mo. h.l	
SI 25, costs, or 7 days
ii ii
Necessary witness	
$5 and costs or 14 days
SI 25, „ 7 days,
6 mo. h.l. & $50 fine ..
$150 fine & 3 mo. h.l..
$50 fine, costs,and 1 mo.
1 mo. h. 1	
20 days imprisonment.
$1 25, costs, or 7 days.
$10 and costs, or 21 days
$1 25      „ 7    "
2mo. h.l	
2 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
1 mo. h.l	
21 days h.l '.'.'.
$1 26, costs, or 7 days
$5 and costs, or 14 days
$1 25      „ 7
$1 25      „ 7
$1 25      „ 7
$1 25      „ 3
1 year's imprisonment.
1 month h.l	
1      „        	
1      	
r Selling liquor to Indians
■ Assault	
. Drunk and disorderly
$5 and costs, or 2 weeks
§1 25, costs, or 7 days,
81 25      „
$1 25      „
$1 25       „
$1 25      „ or 24 hours
years' penal servitude
25, costs, or 7 days.
81 25      „ 7
1 year h.l	
1 year h.l	
Committod for trial...
3 mo. imprisonment...
Committed for trial...
Death... ^	
1 mo. h.l. and $50 fine.
S3and costs or 1 mo.h.l.
$5 „       1
;$10,      „     21 days..
1*1 25     „       7    „   ..
Date op
Discharges
1879
June 28
•i 23
„ 23
ii 28
„ 23
ii 18
>i 3
ii   13
„ 23
., 23
ii 30
» 25
July 10
,i 9
,i 6
„ 25
„ 15
ii IB
„ 20
, 30
, 9
, 10
i 12
, 28
Aug.10
,   25
8
18
18
18
25
25
25
25
23
Sept|22
,   10
,   10
,   10
,   10
,     4
,     5
,     5
13
16
15
15
Oct.
25
7
2
11
11
13
10
14
18
24
16 48 Vic. Prisons Report. 391
Statement D.
List of offenders pardoned during the year.—Nil.
Statement E.
Statement showing the average number of prisoners confined in the New Westminster
Gaol for the year ending 31st October, 1879; also, the number discharged during
the same period:—
Average number of prisoners daily     26
Number discharged from Gaol and Police Court ;  341
Do.    in confinement on 31st October, 1879     25
Statement P.
Return showing the amount paid for Pood, Bedding, Clothing, Hospital Stores, Salaries
of Officers, Puel, Light, and other expenses of New Westminster Gaol for the
year ending 31st October, 1879.
Pood  $1,202 09|
Bedding  107 50
Clothing  339 50
Hospital stores  229 18J
Light and fuel  414 75
Salaries  4,192 00
Sundries  349 55
Total    $6,834 58
Statement G.
Statement showing the amount of property and valuation, cost of keep of each prisoner
daily, and tenders for supplies for New Westminster Gaol for year ending 31st
October, 1879.
Pour lots, 66 by 132 feet @ $1,500  $6,000 00
Court House, 50 by 30 feet, with two wings 18 by 18 feet—
a one storey building  2,500 00
Gaoler's quarters, 36 by 21 feet, 3 rooms and kitchen  200 00
Assistant Gaoler's quarters, 36 by 12 feet, 3 rooms and
kitchen  200 00
One building, 56 by 18 feet, containing 16 cells and stove... 700 00
Kitchen, 12 by 12 feet, stove and tinware; office 12 by 12
feet, with small stove, &c  200 00
One building, containing wood shed, wash house, four cells,
three water closets, and one iron boiler  500 00
One building, 30 by 40 feet, containing six cells and carpenters' shop upstairs  400 00
Tools in carpenters' shop  25 00
24 blue shirts  40 00
59 pair pants  60 00
88 pair drawers  50 00
65 undershirts  30 00
59 hickory shirts    30 00
37 pair boots  60 00
138 blankets  264 50
Carried forward,,.,„ „  $11,259 50
89 Brought, forward  $11,259 50
33 leg irons  75 00
23 buckets t  5 00
36 caps  14 00
5 cross-cut saws  20 00
4 revolvers  35 00
2 pair handcuffs  7 00
1 truck  20 00
1 gun  5 00
1 gallows   50 00
3 ladders  10 00
2 clocks  16 00
4 pair gold scales	
Total  $11,516 50
Tenders accepted for Supplies for New Westminster Gaol.
Fuel, Henry Elliott, best pine wood $2 90 per cord.
Clothing, &c, W. J. Jeffree.
Serge shirts, per doz  $23 00
Hickory shirts, „         7 50
Merino undershirts, per doz  7 50
Merino pants,                 „        7 50
Woollen undershirts,     „        13 50
Cloth caps,                      „        7 00
Moleskin pants,              „        2100
WoollengShaker socks,  „        2 75
Men's brogans,               „         26 00
White blankets, per pair  5 75
Fish, bought at market price, 4 cents per lb.
Groceries, C G. Major.
Tea, per lb  40
Coffee,   „     35
Eice,       „  7§
Salt,       „     H
Sugar,    „     12
Soap,     „     16
Coal oil, " Star," per case  5 50
Brooms, per doz  5 50
Oatmeal, per lb  8
Washing Soda, per lb  5
Black pepper, ground, per lb  37J
Candles, " Price's"             „      30
Black lead, per doz  75
Bath brick,     „        100
Matches,         „  37*
Scrubbing brushes, each   50
Lime, per barrel.  2 75
Glue, per lb  25
White-wash brushes  1 00
China nut oil, per gallon  1 00
Blacking, per doz  1 00
Blacking brushes, per doz  5 00
Lamp chimneys at prices in proportion to above. 43 Vic.
Prisons Ebport.
393
Meat, &c, W. B. Townsend. $ cts.
Fresh beef, per lb  5
Potatoes,         „     2
Mixed vegetables, per lb  2
Bread, Wm. Harvey.
Best wheaten bread, per lb  3
Best brown        „           ,  3
Keep of each prisoner per day  16$
„           „           „      per month  4 94
Statement showing the number of prisoners chargeable to the Municipal Council of
New Westminster.
Months.
Number of
Prisoners.
Number of
Meals.
Cost of
Meals.
Remarks.
26
9
7
6
16
11
30
14
14
44
8
12
22
8
5
6
13
11
29
12
11
40
6
12
$5 50
2 00
1 25
1 50
8 25
2 75
7 25
3 00
2 75
10 00
1 50
3 00
These are the most expensive c1m«
of prisoners.
$43 76
Chaplain's Report.
To C. Todd, Esq., Superintendent of Police.
The Retreat,
Sapperton, 31st October. 1879.
Sir,—I have acted as Chaplain of the New Westminster Gaol during the past year,
and believe 1 am the only minister of any denomination that has held public service in
the building during that time.
I have held service on every Sunday that I have been in town (twice a month) at
12.30 p.m., and visited the prisoners in their cells regularly through the week.
The attendance is, of course, voluntary, but the majority of the prisoners have
attended and seemed to appreciate the service, joining heartily in the singing and
behaving throughout in a way one often wishes for in vain on the outside.
My thanks are due to all the officials of the gaol for the courteous and friendly
way in which they have always seconded my efforts.
I remain, &c,
C. Robert Baskett, A.K.C.,
Mission Priest, Lower Fraser. 394 Prisons Report. 1879
NANAIMO GAOL.
Nanaimo, B.C., 1st November, 1879.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit my report on the Nanaimo Gaol for the year
ending 31st October, 1879. The gaol building is 51 feet long by 20 feet wide, two
storeys high, with cellar and attic. The lower storey is built of sawn logs, 12 inches
square, and consists of an armoury, 10' 6" by 7'; six cells, 10' 6" by 6'; water-closet, 7' by
3'; and corridor, 46' by 7' 4"; and is fitted with bunks in five of the cells and falling
tables in the corridor. The upper storey contains Gaoler's room, 10' 6" by 10' 8" ; six
cells, 10' 6" by 6'; and corridor, 50' by 8' 5"; and is built of diagonal two-inch planking.
A kitchen, 13' 3" by 8' 6", and wash-house, 12' by 8' 7", are attached to the building,
which is in a good state of repair, and is well ventilated.
During the winter of 1877-78 a cistern was blasted out of the conglomerate rock in
the rear of the Gaol, but, for the want of cement, has been left unfinished. The cistern,
if completed, would contain 24,000 gallons of water which would be filled by the rain
from the Gaol and Court House buildings, and would be sufficient for the common use
of the Gaol.
The conduct of the prisoners during the year has been very good. Since March
they have been employed working on the Comox Eoad, between Nanaimo and Wellington. All the prisoners are employed on the roads. The prisoners have been free from
sickness, with the exception of what diseases they had contracted before incarceration.
Prisoners in default of payment of costs are, by order of the Court, sentenced to a
further term of imprisonment, which you will observe in the dates of their discharge.
No municipal prisoners have been received during the year. The municipality
pays nothing towards the keep of prisoners, the fines being all paid into the Provincial
Eevenue.
The costs ordered to be paid by the Police Court consist of the Justices' and Special
Constables' fees, with the necessary expenses incurred in taking prisoners to Gaol.
Several of the prisoners have been kept on remand for one week or more. This
will account for the length of time between the dates of incarceration and sentence.
The clothing of the prisoners is nearly worn out and will have to be replaced, none
having been bought this year, with the exception of shoes and socks.
I beg to state that I find it very difficult to employ the prisoners during wet
weather in the winter months. I think it would be desirable if some means could be
found to employ them profitably in gaol, if for no other reason than keeping them in
exercise.
Herewith I beg to enclose the returns required by law.    I have, &c.
(Signed)       William Stewart,
Charles Todd, Esq., Gaoler.
Superintendent of Police. 43 Vic.
Prisons Report.
895
Statement A.
A Return of the names, ages, country, calling, and crimes of the Prisoners received in
Nanaimo Gaol during the year ending 31st October, 1879.
No.
61
52
53
54
55
66
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
86
67
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
SO
M
Names.
Seaweed	
Sam Kootlas	
Francis Sullivan ...
Chu Shee 	
Tom Kunklut	
Jim Mahakkes	
Tom Namokas	
Lee Gah	
Bill Seaweed	
Sophy Claklakelis..
Charles Cai'ter.....
Bob Cluquay	
George Katzes	
Joe Hidden	
Bruce	
Johnny Seattalaton
Joseph Duett	
Johnny Pemquit...
Kerolles 	
Tom Kunklut	
Zoo Zooits	
John Hannegan ...
Tom Nomokas	
Jimmy Katlegatz ..
Joe Kitwale	
Malcolm McNeill...
Linn Clakallas	
Jack Tilsas	
Johnny Seattalaton
Michael Spoors	
Klephem	
George B. Walker .
Do.
Frederick Furness .
Bob Cluquay	
Harry Haywakeles.
Do.
Samuel Geveri	
Joseph Duett	
Jack Tilsas	
Jacob Hobarfc	
Klephem	
William Zoble	
Mary Green	
Seaweed	
Ah Pan	
Ah Fock	
Ah Choy 	
Ah Ack	
Long Pie	
Tom Kunklut	
Mary Hannouse ...
Sophy Claklakelis..
Lucy Hawkonismock
Tom Salatuhe	
Johnny Seattalaton
George Hannem ...
Charley Kulkwon .
Lucy Clanistock ,..
Mary Skinahan	
Loe Lelamb	
Klephem	
Louis Omegash	
Klephem	
Joe Whataluck	
Alexander Seppelin
Bruce 	
Edward Wall	
Joseph Duett 	
Griffith Jones	
Clalpy	
William Perry	
Jacob Hopkins	
Gustaf Gustafson ..
Yack  	
Frank Quies	
Johnny Kutklus ...
George Miller	
Linn Clakallas	
Tom Kunklut	
Mary Sullivan
Country.
Euclataw,.
Comox ...
England..
China	
Euclataw.
Comox .....
China	
Fort Rupert
Euclataw...
Ireland	
Comox	
Clahouse ...
Hydah	
Nanaimo ...
Quantell ...
Mexico	
Fort Rupert
Euclataw...
Calling.
Jockey .
Fort Rupert
Comox	
Tongas	
Scotland ...
Fort Rupert
Quantell ..
England...
Nanaimo ..
B.C	
Sailor .
England	
Sailor	
Fort Rupert
Germany...
Shoemaker.
Germany...
Sailor	
China	
Cook	
"
''
England	
Labourer...
Labourer...
Finland	
Seaman	
Wales)	
Jockey 	
England	
U.S	
Sweden	
Seaman	
Scotland ...
Ireland.....
............
Received
in Gaoi..
1878.
November 2
7
1*
» u
16
19
„ 30
December 8
„ 8
» I2
13
„ 14
17
„ 17
19
;, 25
26
26
„ 26
28
28
Offence.
1879.
January
24
26
26
February   2
March.
Apt-
May
June
Drunk and disorderly.
Drunk	
Drunk and incapable.
Cutting and wounding
Drunk	
Cutting and wounding
Drunk and incapable.
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk 	
Vagrancy	
Larceny	
Liquor in possession .
Giving liquor to Indians
Vagrancy 	
Larceny	
Drunk 	
Liquor in possession..
Drunk 	
Drunk and incapable.
Drunk	
Liquor in possession .
Vagrancy 	
Drunk and disorderly..
Drunk 	
Vagrancy 	
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk and incapable..
Giving liquor to Indians
Larceny	
Drunk and disorderly
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly..
Larceny	
Vagrancy 	
Deserting from ship..
Drunk 	
Vagrancy 	
Debt	
Vagrancy 	
Drunk 	
Drunk and disorderly.
Drunk and inca]
Vagrancy ..
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk and incapable..
Assault	
Drunk and disorderly.
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk 	
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly..
Giving liquor to Indians
Larceny	
Vagrancy 	
Drunk 	
Giving liquor to Indians
Drunk and disorderly..
Liquor in possession ,.
Drank and incapable,,
Sentence.
14 days imp't and costs
§1.25 and costs or 3 days
50       ,, or 2 mo.
7 days imp't and costs.
7        „ „
7 ,, ,,
§50 and costs, or 2m..
14 days imp't and costs
3 „ ,,
■?50 & 1 mo. 1 m. in dft
7 days imp't and costs.
$5 or 7 days imprison't
1 month imp't, h.l	
14 days „ & costs
14 ,, and costs, or 7 d.
§20 and costs, or 6 w..
25 or 2 months imp't.
2 months imp't, h.l	
7 days imp't and costs
1*       „ „
7       ,, „
7
3       „ „
3
7
7
7
$25, or 6 weeks imp't..
50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
7 days im't and costs..
§50 & 2 m., or 1 m. ad.
1 month imp't, h.l	
1 „ „
7 days „
7   „ „
14 ,, ,,   & costs
§50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
7 days imp't and costs.
2 months imp't, h.l	
§25&lm.,or 1 m. ad.
6 weeks imp't, h.l	
§3 and costs, or 3 days.
20 & 14 d., or 1 m. ad.
40 days imp't	
§6, or 14 days imp't...
7 days imp't and costs.
3       ,, ,,
3       „ „
3       „
7       „ „
§25 & 1 m., or 2 in. ad.
50       „ 1     „
1 month imp't & costs.
14 days      „ „
§10 & costs, or 2 weeks
21 days imp't and costs
I4       ,, »
3       „
14       ,, „
7       „
§50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
7 days imp't and costs.
fc™ & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
Date of
Discharge
1878.
Nov. 18
„ 7
„    9
Jan. 18 "
Nov. 22 "
„   22
„   22
Jan. 18 ".
Dec. 16 'I
,,     6
Feb.   6",
Dec. IS ",
16
Jan. 13 "
Dec. 28 ".
Jan.   4 "i
29
Feb. 17
20
Jan.
1 month imp't, h.l.,
3
3
3       „ '„
§5 & costs, or 14 d. h.l.
14 days imp't and costs
§50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
14 days imp't and costs
§1,25 and costs,,,	
Dec. 31 "
31
Feb.  1",
3
3
Mar. 18
April 5
Feb. 26
June11
11
Feb. 24
24
26
24
Mar. 17
Aprl 17
Mar. 3
May 10
16
3
Mar. 19
April 2
28
Mar. 25
25
25
25
April 5
12
12
12
23
July 15
June 25
May 24
17
..   17
June 21
„   30
May 29
June 30
„    2
July 25
June 5
Aug. 1
„  12
„   13
July 13
Sept. 13
»   13
„   13
June28
>,   14
„   30
Aug. 30
July  2
,»    2
June SO S96
Prisons Report.
1879
Statement A.— Concluded.
No.
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
Names.
John McCallam  ....
Lucy Clanistock	
Mary Qualicah	
Klephem	
Neil McDonald	
Sam Kootless  	
Thomas Hughes	
Yack  	
Do	
Bruce	
Do.    	
David M. Jones	
Charles Dunham....
Do.
Thomas Quinn	
David Davis	
Sannia	
William Davis	
Ah Ack	
Ah One	
Ah Woon 	
Richard Nightingale
Johnny Seattalatan .
Robert Mountain ...
Sockkeuse	
Jim Namoquakkes..
Edward Clifford ....
Bob Cluquay	
Do	
Country.
Scotland .
Euclataw.
Nanaimo .
Scotland .
Comox ...
England..
Nanoose.,
Nanaimo .
Calling.
Labourer..
Seaman
Wales ....
! England..
Ireland ..
U. S	
Nanaimo .
Ireland...
China	
Miner ...
Seaman .
|Recbived
in Gaol.
1879.
June	
July
Offence.
Drunk and incapable.
Sentence.
Miner .
Labourer.
England..
Quantell..
England..
Euclataw.
England..
Comox ...
Contractor.
Liquor in possession ..
Giving liquor to Indians
,,        20 Drunk and disorderly..
22j	
August.. 17 Drunk and disorderly..
,, 17; Giving liquor to Indians
,,        171 Drunk and disorderly..
,,        171 Giving liquor tolndians
,,        31! Drunk and disorderly..
,,        31I Giving liquor to Indians
September 1 j Vagrancy 	
,, 2 j Giving liquor to Indians
10 Wounding with intent
10
10[ „
12 j Common assault	
30 j Larceny	
,    21 Giving liquor to Indians
12! Drunk and disorderly
20 [Larceny	
261 Drunk and disorderly
20
26 j Giving liquor to Indians
$1.25 and costs	
1 day imp't and costs..
1 m. & costs, or 14 d. ad.
$50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
7 days imp't and costs.
Costs, or 14 days imp't
7 days imp't and costs.
1 m. & costs, or 10 d. ad.
7 days imp't and costs.
1 m. & costs, or 10 d. ad.
$50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
1.25 & costs or 14 days
$50 & l m., or 2 w. ad..
$5, or 7 days imp't	
$50 & 1 m., or 3 w. ad.
14 days imp't & $2 costs
$50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
3 years imp't	
3 months imp't	
1 „ 	
$50 & 1 m., or 1 m. ad.
7. days imp't and costs.
3 months imp't, h.l....
$1.25 and costs	
7 days imp't and costs.
1 month imp't, h.l	
Date of
Discharge
June 20 '79
„   29
» 29
Aug. 20
„ 13
July 29
„ 26
Oct. 18
,, 18
Sept. 24
,, 24
Oct.  13
„   29
„ 29
Sept. 7
Oct. 26
Sept. 16
Oct. 22
Sept. 14
>,   I4
„   14
Oct.  29
„ 20
Escaped.
Oct. 27
Statement B.
A itettirn of the names, ages, callings, and crimes of prisoners who died in Nanaimo
Gaol, during the year ending October 31st, 1879.
Nil.
Statement C,
Showing the number of prisoners liberated during the year by expiration of sentence
Whole number .  187
Statement D,
Showing the names, ages, callings, and crimes of offenders pardoned during the year.—
ML
Statement E.
A Statement of the average number of prisoners confined in Nanaimo Gaol during the
year ending 31st October, 1879, the number discharged, and the number now in
confinement :
Average number confined     10.9
Number discharged ,  193
Number now in confinement ,....      4 43 Tic. Prisons Report. 897
Statement F.
Statement of the Expenditure for the year ending 31st October, 1879.
Keep of Prisoners :
Bread $ 219 56
Beef  137 46
Vegetables  133 80
Groceries  190 15
Clothing  29 75
Sundries   37 98
Medical, etc  184 25
Fuel and light  42 52
Eepairs to Gaol :
J. Hilbert, carpenter work  29 25
W. Wilson, tinsmith work  45 50
A. Mayer, lime and ochre  9 50
L. Page, paints and oil  28 671
J. Benwick, blacksmithing  5 00
Officers' Salaries :
William Stewart, gaoler , 900 00
Samuel Drake, convict guard  720 00
Total .$2,713 40
2
Statement G.
An inventory and valuation of all real estate and property of Nanaimo Gaol.
Beal estate $1,800 00
Gaol buildings  3,000 00
Court house and offices  1,500 00
Gaol fencing  500 00
Cooking range and stoves  62 00
Water tank ,  25 00
Fire engine  350 00
Tools, shackles, &c  334 25
Cooking utensils, lamps, &c  268 75
Stores on hand ,  277 40
3,117 40
Statement H.
Shewing the cost of each prisoner confined in Nanaimo Gaol:
Cost per diem for all expenditure $0 68
Cost per diem for food and clothing only       18
Tenders accepted for Supplies to Nanaimo Gaol for the year 1879,
Groceries, &c, Mayer, Nanaimo.
Tea, per lb  $0 40
Coffee, roasted, per lb  35
Pearl barley       08
Sugar, No. 1  12£
Do.   No. 2  11$
Do.   No. 3   10 398
Prisons Report.
1879
Soap  08
Soda  05
Salt  02
Peppercorns  25
Blacking, perdoz  1 00
Candles, English  30
Do.     American  20
Oatmeal ...<  07
Serge shirts  2 00
Hickory shirts  62J
Merino undershirts  1 25
Pants or drawers  1 25
Meat and Vegetables, Bobinson.
All vegetables...  02
Beef  04
Bread, Karst, Nanaimo.
Bread «  04
YALE   GAOL.
Statement A,
Showing the number of prisoners confined in Yale Gaol for the year  ending   31st
October, 1879.
No.
Name.
Age.
Country.
Calling.
Crime.
Committed to.
Where
Discharged.
1
28
31
40
24
30
Labourer...
Cook	
Selling liquor to Indians.
New Westminster Gaol.
New Westminster.
William Jamieson...
Union Bar, B.C.
Yale.
Boston Bar, B f!
New Westminster Gaol.
Statement P,
Shewing the expenditure for the year in Yale Gaol.
Food   $ 23 50
Fuel  20 00
Repairs to Gaol  27 56
Transport  61 25
Special constables  78 50
Witness Fees  9 00
Interpreting fees  5 00
Water supplies, one year  25 00
Total........... , ..,„,,..„..., 8249 81 43 Vic. Prisons Report. 399
Owing to the fact that the Act requiring this report to be made by me being in force
only since April of this year, I am unable in this, my first report, to give full statistics
of the different gaols and lock-ups other than those at Victoria, New Westminster and
Nanaimo. I can only state with respect to the other gaols and lock-ups that they are
generally in a good state of repair, and, with one or two exceptions, serve every purpose
for which they were intended.
That at Esquimalt contains two cells, but is without a yard fence. Hence prisoners
cannot get open-air exercise unless the constable is present. Victoria gaol being near
at hand renders it unnecessary to keep prisoners long at Esquimalt lock-up.
Cowichan lock-up contains two cells, a court-room and lavatory, and is in good
repair. It is situated at too great a distance from any habitation, to be safe either from
rescue or from bush fires, unless there is a guard all the time.    Built in 1877.
Comox lock-up is constructed in the same manner as that at Cowichan, but it is
better situated.    Built in 1877.
Burrard Inlet lock-up is a rough log hut, inadequate for the requirements of the place.
Lytton gaol or lock-up contains four cells, and is in good repair.
Clinton gaol or lock-up is also in good repair and contains four cells.   Built in 1876.
Kamloops gaol or lock-up contains four cells, and is in all respects good enough as
a lock-up, but is quite insufficient as a gaol. The yard fence is wrongly constructed,
being too low to hold prisoners when out for open-air exercise, and the cross-timbers, to
which the boards are nailed, are placed on the inside of the fence or wall making a sort
of ladder by which a prisoner can climb over the wall and escape.
The Okanagan lock-up contains two cells, is in good repair, and built on the same
model as those of Cowichan and Comox.
Osoyoos lock-up is old but serves all purposes, it being seldom required.
Mouth of Quesnelle lock-up contains six cells, and is in very good condition.
Stanley lock-up is in good repair.
Richfield gaol, as far as I know, answers all purposes for which it is required.
In Cassiar, there are two lock-ups, one at Laketon and one at McDame's Creek,—
both in good repair.
The gaol or lock-up at Metlakathla Mission is hexagonal in form, two-storey high.
It contains four cells and a guard room on the ground floor, and one large, well-lighted
room above, used as a day room and reading room for prisoners and constables. The
building is in good repair and handsomely painted, forming a distinctive feature of the
town.
There is a new lock-up required at Burrard Inlet, and the fence around Kamloops
gaol altering and raising several feet higher.
The wood-work at Victoria and New Westminster gaols is badly decayed, and will
require constant repairs until the buildings are completely renewed.
The question of disposing of the gaol property at Victoria, and building a new gaol
outside of the city, is even now worthy of the consideration of the Government.
1 have the honour to remain,
Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
C. Todd,
Superintendent of Police.
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