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 REPORT
OP   THE
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF LANDS AND WORKS
OF   THE   PROVINCE   OF
BRITISH   COLUMBIA,
FOR  THE
YEAR  ENDING 31st DECEMBER,
1889.
VICTORIA, B. C.:
Printed by Richard Wouenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 127
REPORT
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF LANDS AND WORKS,
1889.
To the Honourable Hugh Nelson, Lieutenant-Cover nor of the Province of British
Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
I beg respectfully to submit the Annual Report of the Department of Lands and
Works for the past year.
F. G. VERNON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works.
Lands and  Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 31st December, 1889. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 129
REPORT.
Victoria City District.
Pence on West Side of Government Grounds.
A. J. Woodward, Contractor, $389.
Removed the old fence, furnished all labour and material and made 696 feet of new
picket fence, in accordance with plans and specilications. Repaired the old fence in
front of the grounds, and painted both old and new fences two coats of lead and oil.
Addition to Treasury.
Charles Hayward, Contractor, $1,283.
Furnished all plant, labour, and material, and built an addition 19 feet by 23 feet on the
east end of the central building. Removed the old wall which separated the new
wing from the Treasury, supplied and built in modern office counters and fixtures, thus
providing an office for the use of the Auditor, Deputy Treasurer, and Clerks, 22 feet
by 34 feet. A passage leads from the public lobby to the office of the Honourable
Minister of Finance.
The room recently used by the Auditor has been converted into an office for the Assessor
and Collector.
Repairs to the Government Buildings, James Bay.
A. J. Woodward, Contractor, $4,900.
Removed old verandahs, steps, railings, &c, i&c, renewed all defective sills, excavated
and removed the soil from underneath the buildings to a depth of two feet from all
wood-work, took down and rebuilt all defective piers, repaired and pointed up the
brick-work in the walls ; built new verandahs and steps, enclosed the buildings below
the floor line with V jointed tongued and grooved lumber, panelled; re-shingled the
roofs of all the buildings, provided new flashings and renewed all defective tin roofs.
Built an addition to the Printing Office 20 feet by 30 feet, conforming in appearance and
finish with the old part ; removed the partition between the compositors' room and
store-room ; removed the shelving from old store-room to the new addition; laid a new
floor in compositors' room and built a new chimney; built a brick ash-box and repaired
and improved the fuel cellar.
Painted the exterior walls of all the buildings in two and three coat work, with the best
metallic paint and oil.
House of Assembly Improvement.
A. J. Woodward, Contractor, $3,350.
Took down and removed the old offices in the rear of the Assembly Hall which were
formerly occupied as Mr. Speaker's room and the Clerk's office; built an extension 37
feet by 32 feet wide, conforming in general exterior appearance and construction to the
old work ; removed the wall back of Mr. Speaker's chair, closed up old openings for
doors and made new ones, made good all defective parts ; took down and removed the
ceiling and skylights in the Hall of Assembly and constructed a domed ceiling, with
ventilated skylight; removed that part of the gallery which stretched across the south
end of the hall, extended the sides of the   gallery and  returned the  ends  to the side 130 Public Works Report. 1889
walls ; painted all the new work two coats ; extended the gas mains and branches and
provided sundry gas fixtures ; removed and set up a lavatory and connected with water
pipes ; removed the old and built new water closets.
The alteration to this building provides 12 feet additional length to the Hall of Assembly,
a lobby at the back of Mr. Speaker's chair, 10 feet wide and 32 feet long, and two
rooms, each 15 feet by 16 feet. The lobby is reached from the outside at each end
through enclosed vestibules, care being taken to exclude all draughts. The hot water
system of heating has been extended. The library has been removed to the rooms
formerly occupied by the Attorney-General, which have been suitably fitted up for the
purpose. The committee rooms have been repaired, and new carpets and furniture
provided where necessary.
Decoration of House of Assembly.
F. Sturdy & Son, Contractors,
Furnished all requisite material and labour, prepared the walls and wood-work, and
painted the whole of the interior of the Hall of Assembly, the entrance hall, vestibule,
•fee, &c, in oil colours, three or more coats as necessary, and frescoed, gilded, bronzed,
and decorated the same as agreed ; ebonized and gilded the members' desks.
Central School Improvements.
Fullerton & Saville, Contractors, $2,794.
Erected a frame building 29 feet by 35 feet, on the east side of the Moss Street entrance
to the School Reserve, to be used as a residence for the Janitor. The building is a one
and one-half story cottage, substantially built in the usual manner, enclosed with ships-
lap and sided up with shingles. The interior is plastered and hard finished, and
contains a parlor, dining-room, hall, kitchen and pantry on the ground floor, and
upstairs three bed-rooms and a bath-room.
Painted the whole of the exterior wood and brick-work,- including the roofs, of the Central
School buildings and the Janitor's cottage, with two coats of metallic oxide, trimmed
in two or more colours.
Enclosed the lot upon which the cottage stands with a neat picket fence, and put up
requisite outbuildings.
James Bay Ward School Addition.
A. J. Woodward, Contractor, $1,100.
Provided all material and labour, erected and completed a frame building, adjoining the
rear end of the old school-house, and forming a T addition to it, in accordance with
plans and specifications; enclosed with rustic siding, lathed, plastered, and hard
finished; wainscoted all round over mortar coat; double flooring with deadening
between; a cloak and hat-room, fitted with hooks, lavatory, &c.; map pulleys; blackboards of matched and glued cedar all round the school-room; patent transom lifters,
&c, (fee.; painted in two coat work throughout. Supplied and placed in position 21
seats and desks.
Three Ward Schools Additions.
Thomas Elliott, Contractor, $2,100.
Furnished all requisites and built a frame addition, in the form of an L, to the Spring
Ridge, Hillside, and Rock Bay Schools, in accordance with plans and specifications,
and completed the work in all particulars in the same manner as the James Bay School
detailed above.
Juvenile Reformatory.
W. M. Ross, Contractor, $3,200.
Furnished all labour and material and erected a two-story brick building 22 feet by 36
feet upon a high and strong foundation, extending north and west from the north-west 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 131
angle of the western wing of the Provincial Gaol, and completed the work in accordance with plans and specifications. The building is finished externally and internally
to correspond with the gaol, and contains an office or general room 16 feet by 18 feet,
in front, a reformatory ward in the rear, with nine cells arranged in three tiers one
above the other, and approached by stairs and balconies. From the upper balcony the
bath-room, lavatory, and W. C. are reached ; also a room 9 feet by 13 feet, which can
be used as a bed-room for a guard.
The office is connected with the kitchen of the gaol by an enclosed and covered passage
secured by strong doors, by means of which food can be supplied to the inmates of the
reformatory. The position of the building in connection with the gaol will enable the
administration of the establishment generally to be conducted at a minimum cost.
Conservatory at Government House.
Muirhead & Mann, Contractors, $866.
Supplied all necessary materials and built a framed and glazed Conservatory, 20 feet by
40 feet, upon a stone foundation, in accordance with plans and specifications. The
building is conveniently situated on the south side of Government House. It is
suitably shelved and ventilated ; heat is furnished by hot water pipes connected with
the furnace which heats the house. The Government steam drill was used to excavate
rock and prepare a site.
Necessary repairs have been made to Government House. A Gurney hot water furnace
has been provided and connected with radiators situated in the various rooms and
halls. Upon excavating a chamber for the furnace it was discovered that the subsoil
drainage of the area immediately about the house centred under the building, where it
accumulated rapidly, causing great dampness upon the ground floor. A trench has
been excavated through rock to carry off this water, and a stone drain laid.
Victoria District.
Gordon Head Road Repairs.
James Baker, Contractor, $530.
Grubbed 225 yards, 6 feet wide, on west side.
Graded 225     ,,      6       ,, „        „
Gravelled 835     ,,      9       ,, 6 inches deep.
Ditched 225      „      2        „        12
Cleaned out old ditches and filled in ruts and holes.
Richmond Road Repairs.
W. H. Snider, Contractor, $150.
Gravelled 320 yards, 10 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
Filled up ruts and holes, cleaned out ditches and water courses.
Made new culvert 12 inches by 16 inches by 23 feet.
Main Saanich Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
April—Blasting rock with steam drill, for rock crusher.
May-— „ „ „ „
Macadamized 275 yards, 11 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
August—Crushing rock, macadamized 500 yards, 11 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
September—Crushing rock, macadamized 800 yards, 11 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
October—Crushing rock, macadamized 1000 yards, 11 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
Built a new bridge at Speed's, 15 feet by 24 feet by 4 feet.
„ ,, Swan Lake 52 feet by 18 feet by 10 feet. 132 Public Works Report. 1889
Carey's Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
June—Graded 750 yards, 18 feet wide;   ditched  1200 yards, built a new bridge over
Colquitz River 25 feet by 16 feet by 8 feet, and filled in approaches.
September—Graded 300 yards 16 feet wide; gravelled 2,000 yards, 9 feet wide, 7 inches
deep; made three culverts  16 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot.
October—Raked in gravel.
Saanich and Burnside Cross Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
June—Cleaned out ditches and made general repairs.
New West Saanich Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Graded 1000 yards 15 feet wide; gravelled 700 yards 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
September—Rocked 150 yards 11 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
October—Repaired with gravel, built a bridge 18 feet by 22 feet by 4 feet.
Brown's Cross Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Graded 450 yards 18 feet wide, ditched on both sides.
Mount Newton Cross Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Gravelled 650 yards 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Gorge Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Filled ruts and holes with gravel and made general repairs.
August—
Elk Lake Cross Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Forest cleared 1500 yards, 20 feet wide; made sleigh road, 1500 yards, 12 ft. wide.
McHugh's Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Cut out brush, removed logs, repaired culverts, put two  new  12-inch  stringers
and hand-rail on bridge, &c, &c.
Ker's Cross Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Forest cleared  900 yards,  30 feet wide;   made sleigh road 900 yards, 14 feet
wide; made culvert, 16 feet by 1^ feet, by 1 foot.
Prospect Lake Road,
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Made general repairs, removed rocks and roots and widened the road in places.
Cordova Bay Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Grubbed out roots and trees, repaired road bed and gravelled 250 yards 8 feet
wide, 6 inches deep.
September—Graded 400 yards,   14 feet wide; gravelled 500 yards, 8 feet wide, 6 inches
deep; made one small bridge and two culverts. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 133
East Saanich Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
September—Macadamized 300 yards 10 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
October—Repaired with gravel, from the Lake to Wain's Cross Road.
Wain's Cross Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
October—Repaired with gravel.
Tyndale Avenue.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
September—Stumps and roots grubbed out from centre of roadway and some grading
done.
Miscellaneous.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
King's Cross-Road, Burnside Road and Lime Kiln Road repaired with gravel and
macadam in places; Fourth Street and Topaze Avenue macadamized with assistance of convict labour. Sundry unimportant repairs to various roads, culverts and
bridges throughout the District have been made from time to time as occasion required.
Esquimalt District.
Public School, Victoria West, Addition.
Thomas Elliott, Contractor, $900.
Supplied all labour and material and built a frame addition, 20 feet by 34 feet, in the
form of an L, enclosed with rustic siding, lath, plastered and hard-finished, wainscoted all round over mortar coat, double flooring with deadening between; a
cloak and hat room, fitted with hooks, lavatory, &c; blackboard surface of
matched cedar extends all round school room; supplied map pulleys, transom
lifters, &c; furnished and placed in position 21 seats and desks.
Beecher Bay-Sooke Road.
Wm. Phillips, Contractor, $450.
Forest cleared 1500 yards, 20 feet wide.
Grubbed 1500     „      16
Graded 1500     „      12
Made six culverts of various sizes.
Made side ditches and tail drains where necessary.
Parson's Bridge, Repairs.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
April—Put three new posts, 12 inches by 12 inches by  8 feet,  in east end abutment;
tightened up the suspension rods, fastened the braces with screw bolts,  repaired
the truss, <fec, <fec.
Sooke Road.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
April—Repaired 10 culverts. 134 Public Works Report. 1889
May and  June—Built a  new  bridge,  near Jackson's, 103 feet long, 12 feet by 12 feet;
cedar sills, 12 inches by 24 inches by 16 feet; fir posts, 12 inches by 12 inches; fir
caps, 12 inches by 12 inches by 14| feet; stringers, 12 inches by 14 inches by  26
feet; floored with 3-inch sawed plank and hand-railing
Cut down hill at east end of bridge and filled in approach to bridge, 16 yards long, 15 feet
wide and 3 feet deep.
Graded 40 yards 15 feet wide.
Gravelled 25 yards, 12 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
July and August—Rocked 27 yards, 10 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Gravelled 243 yards, 10 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
November and December— Graded    50 yards, 12 feet wide.
Gravelled 90 yards, 10 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Brushed 100 yards, 4 feet wide, on each side near Stoney Creek,  made  one  new culvert
and repaired four old ones.
Metchosin Road.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
September and October—The hill west of Parson's Bridge gravelled   100  yards,   12 feet
wide, 7 inches deep.    Made general repairs, filled  in ruts,   opened  water-courses .
and repaired culverts and bridges,
Road between Gleed's and Rocky Point.
Ed.   Vine,   Foreman.
Grubbed out large trees and stumps ; forest cleared 400 yards, 18 feet wide; graded 1009
yards, 18 feet wide; cut down a bank 7 feet wide, 5 feet high; repaired culverts
and cleaned out ditches.
Craigflower Road.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
September and October—Gravelled 280 yards,   12 feet  wide,   7  inches  deep,  and made
sundry repairs.
Happy Valley Road.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
October and November—Graded      200 yards, 16 feet wide.
Rocked       25     „       10       ,, 6 yards deep.
Gravelled 125     „       10 6
Ditched      30     „        2       „ 24
Repaired culverts and made sundry repairs to roadway and ditches.
Otter Point Road.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
July and August—Grubbed out trees, cut and removed brush and roots,  took  out stones
and broke up rocks to fill ruts and holes with;   improved line of  road and made
general repairs.
Graded       85 yards, 15 feet wide,
Rocked     110    „     10
Gravelled 122    „      10       ,, 6 inches deep.
Ditched       50    „        2        „ 18 „
100    „        1J      „ 12
Made 3 culverts, 15 feet by 2 feet by 1^ feet.
Millstream Road.
Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
September and October-—Graded        230 yards, 16 feet wide.
Rocked         50
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Highland District Road.
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Samuel Morrow, Superintendent.
September and October—Made a bridge, 55 feet by 12 feet by 12 feet.
Cedar sills, 12 inches by 18 inches by 16 feet; posts, 12 inches by 12 inches.
Caps, 12 inches by 12 inches by 14 feet; stringers, 12 inches by 12 inches by 27£ feet.
Floored with 3 inch plank and provided with hand-railing.
Made a culvert, 18 feet by 3 feet by 1J feet.
Miscellaneous.
Messrs. Young Bros, constructed a wharf and road approach at the entrance to Sooke
Harbour at the end of the Beecher Bay-Sooke trail, $225. Mackenzie & Weiss
road has been improved at a cost of $100. A road has been made to the preemption claims of Mr. Poole and others, Metchosin, cost $200. Repairs have
been made to the Goldstream road, to Dutnall's road, and to Cook's road.
Main Road, Victoria to Esquimalt.
Wm. Graham, Engineer and Foreman in charge of Steam Drill and Rock Crusher.
Blasted out 1500 cubic yards of rock at a suitable place on the south side of the road.
Broke up and crushed 1500 cubic yards of rock into road metal.
Thomas Anderson, Foreman.
Reformed the grade of the road between the Steam Laundry and the Mission and macadamized the same for a distance of 1,000 yards, 16 feet wide and from 9 to 12
inches deep.
Made sundry general repairs to the Esquimalt road, the Admiral's road, and roads in
Victoria West.
Cotvichan District.
Cowichan River Bridge.
D. McGillivray, Contractor, $1,250.
E. B. McKay, Superintendent.
Furnished all material and labour and built a bridge over Cowichan River, near Duncan's.
Trussed span, 75 feet, supported upon crib piers formed of logs, dovetailed and drift-
bolted together, rising 6 feet above high water line and ballasted with stone. The
approach consists of four spans of 20 feet each, one span of 30 feet, and one span of
35 feet on pile bents. Total length of bridge, 220 feet. The bank on the south side
is protected by a crib abutment, land tied and filled in with stone. A cluster of piles
been driven and banded together to protect the north pier from drift.
Chemainus River Bridge.
D. McGillivray, Contractor, $975.
Supplied all necessary materials and labour and built a bridge over the Chemainus River,
at the site of the old bridge. The design is an improved bow-string truss span, 120 feet;
radius of arches, 120 feet 6 inches ; camber, 10 inches ; clear width of roadway, 14 feet.
The arches are formed by three strands of 4-inch by 19-inch plank, separated by 4-inch
by 19-inch blocks, 4 feet long, placed at the junction of each suspension rod, bolted
together with |-inch bolts; the ends of arch beams butt against cast-iron shoes, which
are gained into and bolted through chords and corbels. The chords are formed of two
members of 8-inch by 15-inch timber, placed 3 inches apart, spliced, packed, and bolted 136 Public Works Report. 1889
together in accordance with detail drawings. Main braces (double) 4 inches by 8 inches-; counter braces (single), 4 inches by 8 inches ; lateral braces, 4 inches by 6 inches ;
all braces bear against cast-iron angle blocks ; floor joists, 3 inches by 12 inches, 20"
centres; floor plank, 3 inches by 20 inches.
The bridge, which is three feet higher than the old one, is supported by cribs of cedar logs
filled with stone. Suitable approaches have been made, and the roadway protected by
a strong hand-railing.
Bench Road (Corfield's to McPherson's).
Robert S. Cavin, Contractor, $191.70.
Gravelled 1,065 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Kokasailah (old) Road (near Mr. A. Todd's).
Robert Colvin, Contractor, $25.
Gravelled 150 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Bremner's Road.
Thomas Colvin, Contractor, $128.
Forest cleared 844 yards, 20 feet wide.
Close chopped 844    ,,       14      ,,
Graded 844    „       10      „
Ditched where necessary.
Made a bridge, 22 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 2 feet 6 inches high, with 4 cedar stringers,
covered with split cedar, 4 inches thick, and having a hand-rail. Approaches, of 15
feet in length at each end, are constructed in same manner as bridge.
Erected a snake fence of 8 rails, poled and locked on one side of road, 1,584 feet long.
Removed old snake fence to the opposite side of road, and re-erected same.
Larsen's Road.
Robert Colvin, Contractor, $72.
Forest cleared 867 yards, 20 feet wide.
Close chopped 867     „      14      ,,
Graded 867     „      10      „
Made a culvet, 14 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot, of cedar, with 45 feet of ditch, 3 feet wide by
1 foot by 1 foot, on each side thereof.
Hoy's Cross Road.
George Lewis, Contractor, $128.
Forest cleared 1,188 yards, 20 feet wide.
Close chopped 1,188     „      14      ,,
Graded 1,188      „      10      „
Made 4 culverts of cedar, 14 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.     Each  side  of each  culvert  is
ditched, in all 366 feet of ditch.
Made a bridge, 25 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet high, having 4 cedar stringers, and
covered with split cedar.    Hand-rail constructed on each side thereof.
Olney's Road.
John Greig, Jr., Contractor, $126.
Forest cleared 968 yards, 20 feet wide.
Close chopped 968     ,,      14      ,,
Graded 968     „        8      „
Made a culvert, 14 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches, and another  14 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot,
both of cedar.
Constructed a bridge, 25 feet long, 12 feet wide, 4 feet high.
,, „        24        „ 12        ,, 4        ,,        each having 4 cedar stringers
and hand-rail, and covered with split cedar. 53 Vic Public Works Report. 137
Victoria and Nanaimo Trunk Road (near W. Davie's).
Herd Brothers, Contractors, $99.
Road widened to 16 feet, re-graded and rounded up in centre, 396 yards in length.
Ditched on higher side of road where necessary.
Constructed 4 culverts, 18 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot, with cedar sills and covered with 3
inch sawn plank.
Bridge over the Kokasailah River, on the Silver Mine Road.
S. W. Handy, Sr., Contractor, $225.
Constructed a bridge, 125 feet long, 12 feet wide, composed of 4 spans of 25 feet, 50 feet,
25 feet, and 25 feet respectively, with 3 bents, each having 3 posts gained to sills, morticed into caps, and well braced. Bridge has 3 stringers of red fir, 10 inches by 12 inches, and corbels under stringers at widest span, floored with 4-inch split cedar, and
having a substantial hand-rail.
Cameron's Road (also called McMillan and Taggert's Road) Diversion.
John Greig Jr., Contractor, $85.
Forest cleared 328 yards, 20 feet wide.
Close chopped 328     „      14      ,,
Graded 328     „      10      „
Constructed a bridge, 53 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 4 feet high, with 1 bent in centre,
having 4 posts gained into mud sill and cap, having 4 cedar stringers, a substantial
hand-rail, and flooring of split cedar, 4 inches thick ; approach to bridge at east end of
cribwork well land tied and filled with brush and rock.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (near Roman Catholic and Church of England Churches).
Godfrey Rogers, Joseph Dougan, and W. S. Smith, Contractors, $113.
Gravelled 850 yards, 9 feet wide and 6 inches deep.
Ditched where necessary.
Made a culvert, 14 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Repaired, with gravel, all holes and ruts on a quarter of a mile of road.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (Diversion and filling near Mr. Lomas').
Godfrey Rogers, Joseph Dougan, and W. S. Smith, Contractors, $60.
Grubbed     80 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded        80     „      16
Gravelled    80     „        9      „
Removed and re-erected snake fence on north side of road, and removed old bridge.
Made a culvert, 24 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet, of cedar logs, and covered with 9-inch split
cedar.
Made a fill at slough up to culvert, 12 yards long and 4 feet high.
Constructed a substantial hand-rail on each side of filling.
"A." Cowichan River Road.
"B." Kokasailah Junction Road.
Godfrey Rogers, Contractor, $289.
(Note.—This contract is only partly completed.)
Section "A" is to be 2,333 yards long, forest cleared 20 feet wide, close chopped 14 feet
wide, and graded 14 feet wide; to have 5 culverts, 15 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot, made of
cedar ; 100 feet of corduroy to be made where specified, and to be ditched ; also cribbed
where necessary.
Section "B" is to be 451 yards in length, forest cleared 20 feet, close chopped 14 feet, and
graded 12 feet wide ; to be ditched where necessary.
Cowichan River (North) Road.
George Lewis, Contractor, $194.
Grubbed, close chopped, and graded 411 yards, 14 feet wide. 138 Public Works Report. 1889
Made 1 culvert of cedar, 16 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
Constructed a bridge, 50 feet long and 12 feet wide, between ribbons with one bent in
centre 4 feet 6 inches high, mud sill of bent sunk 2 feet into bed of slough; bent has 4
posts framed into sill and cap. There are 4 stringers of cedar, flattened on top; flooring is of 3-inch sawn plank ; hand-rail of lumber, well braced. Made a crib of cedar at
each end of bridge about 15 feet long, filled with rock.
Removed and re-erected about 100 yards of snake fencing.
Contract comprises a heavy fill of gravel, 81 yards long and 14 feet wide on top.
"A" Road Party.
Peter McLennan, Foreman.
John Greig, Jr., Sub-Foreman (winter).
January and February—Made general winter repairs, and kept roads open for traffic in
Shawnigan District.
March—Cut out fallen timber, and kept open Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (Thain's to
Sooke Lake).
April—Cut out fallen timber, made general repairs, and cleared for traffic Victoria-
Nanaimo Trunk Road (Thain's to Sooke Lake), Silver Mine Road, and Petersen's Road.
October—Cut out fallen timber and cleared for traffic the Trunk Road (Thain's to Sooke
Lake) and Silver Mine Road.
Handy's Road.
July—Deviated and widened approach to bridge over Mill Creek (southwards).
August—Made new piece of road on deviation (northwards) from bridge, to improve
grade;    97 yards of side hill grading, 12 feet wide, 30 yards of which is cribbed 4 feet
high;  thence to Freeman's Road made  69 yards of road, graded 10 feet wide, and
ditched on upper side of road.
Made a culvert, 15 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches.
From Freeman's Road to junction with Mill Bay Road, 488 yards of road widened to 10
feet and re-graded;  forest cleared 20 feet wide.
Ditched 600 yards, 3 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Made 3 culverts of cedar, 15 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches.
Gabourie's to Cobble Hill.
Widened 795 yards of road to 12 feet and re-graded same.
Ditched 795 yards, 3 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Made 5 culverts of cedar, 15 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches.
,,    2        ,, ,,       15   „ 12     „ 12     „
Hopkins' Cross Road.
August—Widened 524 yards of sleigh road and graded same 10 feet wide.
Ditched 75 yards, 3 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Made a culvert of cedar, 15 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
September—Widened 250 yards to 10 feet and graded same.
Made a culvert of cedar, 15 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Fisher's to Cobble Hill Road.
September—Constructed a bridge 30 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 4 feet 6 inches high (to
replace old bridge, 60 feet long), having 4 cedar stringers, mud sills at each end, and
1 bent in centre; covering of split cedar. Filled in approaches 15 feet long at each
end of bridge, and gravelled same 9 feet wide and 4 inches deep.
Petersen's Road.
September—Ditched 226 yards, 3 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Mill Bay Road (Hollings' to near Allen's).
September—Gravelled 1,094 yards, 9 feet wide and 6 inches deep. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 139
'C " Road Party.
Alex. Blyth, Foreman.
Flats-Kokasailah Road.
January—Cut out windfalls, gravelled where necessary, and kept road open for traffic.
August—Gravelled 578 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Removed landslides and cleared out ditches.
Marshall's Road.
April and May—Deviated,  widened,  and  re-graded   200  yards,   12 feet wide (near Mr.
Brownell's).
June—Grubbed, deviated, straightened, and graded uniformly 150 yards, 10 feet wide.
Made a culvert of fir logs, covering of cedar, 12 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
July—Grubbed, cut down hills, and made general repairs and re-graded 220 yards.
Devine's Road.
Constructed new road.
Forest cleared, 537 yards, 12 feet wide.
Grubbed and graded 537     „      10       ,,
Made a culvert, 12 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Ditched 15 yards, 2 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Glenora Road.
July—Re-graded     733 yards, 10 feet wide.
August—Regraded 365     „      10       ,,
Repaired bridge near Kokasailah railway crossing.
Filled  holes and  ruts and made general repairs from Blyth's to Kokasailah railway
station.
Quamichan Boundary Road.
July—Grubbed, re-graded, and made general repairs—310 yards.
Made 2 culverts,    12 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Ditched 115 yards, 2       ,,       1       ,,       1     „
Gravelled 35 yards, 8 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
'D" Road Party.
George Lewis, Foreman.
January, February, and March—Cleared out windfalls, made general winter repairs, and
kept open for traffic Bench Road (Corfield's to McPherson's), Lakeside Road (lately
known as McPherson's to Jas. Dougan's), Riverside Road (lately known as Colvin
Bros.' Road), and (old) Kokasailah Road.
Bench Road (Corfield's to McPherson's).
April—Rounded up 240 yards and re-graded same 18 feet wide.
May—Rounded up 660 yards and re-graded same 18 feet wide.
July—Made a culvert of cedar, 18 feet by 18 inches by 16 inches.
Beach Road.
May—Cleared out landslides and ditches and made general repairs over the whole road.
(Old) Kokasailah Road.
May—Ditched 150 yards, 3 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Raised with gravel, 25 yards 3 feet high, near Mr. Tarlton's, to make a uniform grade.
Cut down hill north of Tarlton's to improve grade, 145 yards 14 feet wide.
Gravelled 80 yards, 9 feet wide and 6 inches deep.
Made a culvert of cedar, 16 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches. 140 Public Works Report. 1889
June—Cut down hill near Tarlton's, 30 yards 12 feet wide, average depth 5 feet.
Re-graded 90 yards, 16 feet wide.
Grubbed, re-graded, and widened 440 yards.
Gravelled 250 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Forest cleared, 900 yards, 30 feet wide.
Erected strong hand-rail on Tarlton's Hill, 95 yards long.
Made filling between bridges on Tarlton's Flat, 10 yards long, 16 feet wide at top, and
2 feet high.
Repaired a bridge, putting in 2 new stringers and a new covering of 4-inch split cedar.
Made a bridge 22 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 5 feet high, having 4 stringers, and split
cedar covering 4 inches thick.
July—Widened road between railway bridge and bridge over the Kokasailah River, 42
yards 18 feet wide, cutting down hill and making fill to ease grade ; average depth
of fill, 2 feet.
McKennelley's Road.
June—Made a filling, 29 yards long, 14 feet wide on top.
Made a culvert, 18 feet by 3 feet by 18 inches.
Riverside Road.
June—-Forest cleared 180 yards, 30 feet wide.
Grubbed and re-graded   180    ,,        16 ,,
Ditched 180    „
July—Gravelled 150 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Repaired bridge over Hennessey's Creek, raising some 3 feet with new mud sills at each
end; put in new cribbing, at south end 20 feet long, and at north end 30 feet long;
also 6 new stringers of round cedar 20 feet long, 16 inches in diameter; floored same
with 4-inch split cedar; erected 2 new bents 9 feet high, and filled in approaches.
August—Constructed a bridge (to replace a bridge destroyed by fire), 22 feet long, 14 feet
wide, and 5 feet high, having 4  cedar stringers, 12 inches in diameter, covered with
split cedar 4 inches thick; chopped out fallen trees and made general repairs.
November—Cutting out wind-falls and clearing for traffic the following roads:—Phipps,
Riverside, Lakeside, Kokasailah, and Glenora.
" H " Road Party.
Thomas P. Windsor, Foreman.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (Chemainus to Mr. H.  Davie's, Somenos).
February, March, and April—Cleared roads for traffic.
August—Grubbed, widened, rounded, and re-graded 980 yards, 16 feet wide.
September—Rounded 135 yards, 14 feet wide.
Gravelled 520    „ 9 ,, 5 inches deep.
Filled holes and ruts, and made general repairs over 5 miles of road (Mrs. Fuller's to
Lloyd's).
October—Made approach to Chemainus River Bridge.
November—Cleared wind-falls off road.
Repaired a culvert.
" J " Road Party.
Charles Jordan, Foreman.
Cowichan Lake Road.
February—Cleared out wind-falls, filled in wash-outs, and kept road open for traffic.
June and July—Made general repairs over 10 miles of road ; brushed and gravelled ruts
and holes ; grubbed out and removed roots, stumps, and large stones, &c; made 32 yards
of corduroy, 11 feet wide.
August—Forest cleared 148 yards, 14 feet wide.
Graded 148    „       10 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 141
Filled holes and ruts, took out roots and stones, and made general repairs over 6J miles
of road.
Constructed a bridge 16 feet long, 12 feet wide, and  3 feet high, having four stringers
12 inches in diameter ; mud sills at each end, and covering of  split cedar  4 inches
thick.
Constructed  the following  bridges,  all  timbers of  cedar, each  having 4 stringers  10
inches in diameter, covering of split cedar, 4 inches thick:—
(1.) 20 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 1 foot 6 inches high.
(2.)    7        „ 12        „ 1    „   6
(3.)    6        „        15        „ 1    „   6
Note.—The four last-mentioned bridges were built to replace bridges destroyed by tire.
October—Filled holes and ruts and made general repairs from Currie's to Jordan's.
November—Cut out wind-falls and cleared road for traffic.
Sahtlam Road.
August—Gravelled 78 yards, 8 feet wide, 4 inches deep.
Filled holes and ruts and made general repairs over J mile of road.
Made a culvert of cedar, 12 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
September—Grubbed out stumps and roots ; removed large stones and re-graded 1J miles
7 feet wide.
October—Improved grade of hill near Auchinachie's.
Sahtlam Road (Extension up the Cowichan River).
September—Made | mile of sleigh road 8 feet wide.
Forest cleared 20 feet wide.
Corduroyed 23 feet in length, 12 feet wide, with 6-inch round poles.
Constructed a bridge 25 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet high, having 4 cedar stringers
14 inches in diameter, and covering of split cedar 4 inches thick.
Approaches to bridge at each end, 27 feet in length, filled with logs.
: L " Road Party.
James Evans, Foreman.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (Somenos to bridge near Mr. Pimbury's.
March—Filled holes with gravel.
June—Repaired covering of bridges near Roman Catholic Church and over Quamichan
Lake outlet.
July—Erected temporary bent in bridge near Mr. Lomas'.
July and August—Bridge over Quamichan Lake outlet; erected hand-rail (or guard fence)
at east approach, and a new bent 3 feet high under the east end; blocked up and
repaired mud sills of bents, and repaired covering; repaired hand-rail of bridge ; afterwards re-floored bridge with 3-inch sawn plank ; underpinned bridge near Mr. Lomas'.
October—Grubbed out stumps at junction of the Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road with the
Cowichan River (North) Road.
' M " Road Party.
Chas. Bayley, Foreman.
Cowichan Lake (South Shore) Sleigh Road.
July—Constructed 3 miles of sleigh road, close chopped, 9 feet wide, and logs cut and
removed 12 feet wide.
August—Constructed 2 miles 60 chains, 9 feet wide ; logs cut and removed 12 feet wide;
part stumps grubbed out.
September—Constructed 1 mile 10 chains, 9 feet wide; logs cut and removed 12 feet wide;
part stumps grubbed.
October—Constructed 1 mile 10 chains, 9 feet wide ; logs cut 12 feet wide (except on 40
chains near Sutton's Creek). 142 Public Works Report. 1889
Bridge Party.
James Boal, Foreman.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (Corfield's to Pimbury's).*
February and March—Put in 2 new stringers, and repaired hand-rail of bridge near
Williams' Road ; took out log jams ft bridges near Mr. Pimbury's and Clemclemalut's
ranch ; repaired hand-rail of bridge near Mr. Corfield's.
August—Constructed a strong crib on the Cowichan River bank, near Mr. Pimbury's, 110
feet long, 8 feet high ; land-tied every 7 feet; backed and filled to top with brush, rock,
and gravel; repaired old crib at same place, filling where necessary with gravel and
stones ; gravelled over culverts, and filled with gravel all ruts and hollows on part of
the road ; repaired bents and hand-rails of the two bridges near Mr. Williams'.
September—Finished filling of ruts and holes with gravel; made general repairs to the
bridges.
Cowichan Wharf.
March—Repaired broken planks in the covering of wharf ; made a door for freight shed
and repaired shed.
Salt Spring Island.
Joel Broadwell, Foreman.
Road from School-house to Begg's Settlement.
July.—Graded 275 yards, 7 feet wide.
Gravelled        12    ,,       7        „ 7 inches deep.
Widened the road round the lake by blasting and removing rock.
Walker's Road.
July—Graded 231 yards, 8 feet wide.
Made one culvert 14 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
Fixed approach to bridge, and removed roots  on  Fredison's Road ; cut out roots and
removed stones on Robinson's Road.
Mahan's Road.
July—Graded 50 yards, 9 feet wide.
Made a culvert 14 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
Made general repairs.
Trunk Road over the Mountain.
August—Graded 1,705 yards, 10 feet wide.
Gravelled 247    „ 7        „ 8 inches deep.
Made a culvert 14 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
Blasted out boulders and removed loose rock, trees, and roots.
Bettis' Road.
August—Graded 385 yards, 8 feet wide.
Removed stones and roots, <fcc., &c.
Starke's Road.
August—Graded 357 yards, 8 feet wide.
Gravelled 220    „      7        „ 8 inches deep 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 143
Wharf to School-house.
August—Graded 223 yards, 9 feet wide.
Gravelled 110    ,,       8        ,,        8 inches deep.
Removed stumps and stones, and filled up ruts,
Vesuvius Bay Wharf.
November—Made general repairs, put in two new stringers, and  laid   1,000 feet of new
flooring.
Burgoyne Bay Road.
George Furness, Foreman.
July—Graded 740 yards, 15 feet wide.
Gravelled      230    ,, 9 „ 8 inches deep.
Made a bridge     21 feet by 15 feet by 5 feet.
Made 2 culverts, 15    ,, 4    ,,        3    ,,
August—Graded 770 yards, 15 feet wide.
Gravelled 535    „ 8       ,, 8 inches deep.
Made a bridge   21 feet by 16 feet by 5 feet.
Made a culvert,   4    „ 3    ,,        2    ,,
Beaver Point Road.
Henry Ruckle, Foreman.
July—Forest cleared 715 yards, 12 feet wide.
100    „      30
Graded 1,771    „       12
Gravelled 39    ,, 9        „        4 inches deep.
Made a bridge 14 feet by 14 feet by 4 feet.
,,        culvert 16    ,, 4    ,, 2    ,,
,, ,,        18     ,, 2     ,, It>   ,,
Nanaimo District.
Court House,  Nanaimo.
Charles Hayward, Contractor, $185.
Built and completed a Judge's bench, and Registrar's, Witness, and Sheriff's stands,
graining, gilding, and varnishing same.
J. A. Menzies, Contractor, $75.
Furnished all material and built 120 feet of front fence on Court House grounds ; put in
two gates and painted the whole with two coats of lead and oil.
The Court House has been furnished throughout in a suitable manner. The sides and
rear of the school-house grounds have been enclosed with a substantial fence, and a
coal house has been built, the work being done by convict labour.
Necessary but unimportant repairs have been made to the Government Offices and Gaol.
The school-houses throughout the district have been cared for and necessary furniture
provided.
Stockins' Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 2,100 yards, 18 feet wide.
Graded 2,100     „      10       „ 144 Public Works Report. 1889
Built 1 bridge 14 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet high, with 3 stringers laid on mud
sills, and covered with split cedar.
Made 1 culvert 15 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep.
PrjEger's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 20 yards, 15 feet wide.
Made 32 yards of corduroy 12 feet wide, put on ribbon and covered same with earth.
Hemer's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 200 yards, 10 feet wide.
Made 1 culvert, 15 feet long, 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep, and cut down timber
along line of road to let in the sunlight.
Branch Roads (from Victoria Road to Nanaimo River to haul gravel over to Victoria Road).
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1,800 yards, 18 feet wide.
Graded 1,800     „      10
Blasted out side hiii of rock, 15 yards long and 10 feet wide.
Buik 1  bridge 32 feet long, 12 feet wide, by 8 feet high, with 3 stringers laid on mud
sills, and covered with split cedar.
Made 1 culvert 15 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep.
Victoria Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 1,050 yards, 20 feet wide
Forest cleared, 80     ,,      20        ,,
Graded 80     „      14        ,,
Made 5 culverts, 22 feet long by 16 inches wide and 16 inches deep,
Gravelled 4,600 yards, 12 feet wide, and 5 inches deep.
Hauled 667 loads of gravel from Nanaimo River, and dumped same alongside of road, to
be put on when road gets bad.
Quennell's and Veal's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Hauled 88 loads of gravel, and dumped same alongside of road, to be put on when road
gets bad.
D. Thomas's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 800 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 800     „        9        „
Richardson's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Cleared out burned timber falls from 1 mile of road, and levelled same.
Hanson's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1 mile and 750 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 1        „       750     „       8 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 145
Holden's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Gravelled 180 yards, 12 feet wide and 4   inches deep.
Gordon's Road.
S. Price Foreman.
Gravelled 100 yards, 12 feet wide and 12 inches deep.
York & Taylor's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 200 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 200     „        8
Patterson's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Gravelled 600 yards, 10 feet wide, 5 inches deep.
General repairs to roads throughout the district in cutting out burned timber windfalls,
&c., &c.
North End Gabriola Island Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 350 yards, 22 feet wide.
Graded 350     „      15
Cribbed 200     „        3 feet high, and filled in same.
Made 2 culverts, 12 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep.
„    1        ,,        13        ,, 3 feet ,, 3 feet deep.
And made general repairs along lines of roads on north end of Gabriola Island.
South End Gabriola Island Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 80 yards for trail, 6 feet wide.
„ 700     „     20 feet wide.
Graded 700     „     15
And made general repairs along lines of roads on south end of Gabriola Island.
New T on Wharf on Gabriola Island.
S. Price, Foreman.
Removed old T and took out old piles, which were destroyed by the worms; drove 27
new piles, and bolted caps and stringers on same; covered new T, 20 by 36 feet, with
plank, and made slope in wharf, 8 by 12 feet, for landing cattle.
Beauchamp's and Rutherford's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 2,310 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 2,310     „     12
Built 1 bridge 18 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 3 feet high.
„    1      „     40        „        14       „ 4
Both built with 3 stringers laid on mud sills, and covered with split cedar.
Made 2 culverts, 14 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep.
Pringle's and Watters' Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 200 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 200     „      12 146 Public Works Report. 1889
Nanoose Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Gravelled 860 yards, 9 feet wide, and 6 inches deep.
Built  1   bridge 42 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 12 feet high, with 4 stringers laid on one
bent and two mud sills, and covered with plank and finished with ribbon, 4 inches by
6 inches, and 3-foot hand-railing.
Made 6 culverts, 16 feet long, 12 inches wide, by 12 inches deep ; 1,080 yards of ditching
on both sides of road, and made general repairs along line of road.
Turner & Smithurst's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 2,200 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 2,200     „      10
Built 1 bridge 15 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet high.
,,     1     ,,      25        ,, 12        ,, 4        ,,       —both built with  3  stringers
laid on mud sills, and covered with split cedar.
Kilpatrick's Road, to Harvey's Place.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 320 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 320     „      10
Richard's Road,
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1,900 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 1,900     „      10
Made 30 feet of corduroy, 12 feet wide.
Built 1 bridge 25 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 4 feet high.
1 15 12 3
,,     1      „       14 ,, 12 ,, 3 ,,       —all built with 3 stringers laid
on mud sills, and covered with split cedar.
Curtis & McCarter's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1 mile, 20 feet wide.
Graded 1    ,,     12        „
Comox Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1,500 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 1,500      „      12
Made 6 culverts, 14 feet long, 12 inches wide, by 12 inches deep, and dug  100 yards of
tail drains to same.
Plummer's Road.
J. Love, Foreman,
Graded 300 yards, 10 feet wide.
Rentz, McKinnon, & Croaker's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1,960 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 1,960     „      10
Built 1 bridge 55 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 4 feet high.
„     1      ,,      30        ,, 14        ,, 3        „       —both  built  with  3 stringers
laid on mud sills and bents, and covered with split cedar.
Made 1  culvert, 14 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep, and 30 yards of tail
drain. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 147
French Creek Settlement Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1,900 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 1,900     ,,      12        „        and made general repairs on Lowrie's Road, one
mile in length.
North and South Wellington Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Graded  1,000 yards, 18 feet wide.
Gravelled 400      ,,      10        ,, and 8 inches deep.
McLeod's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1,100 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 1,100     „        9
Built 1 bridge 22 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet high.
,,     1      ,,      41 ,, 12 ,, 4 „        —both   built  with   3  stringers
laid on mud sills and bents, and covered with split cedar.
M.ade 4 culverts, 12 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep.
Munro's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 900 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 900     „        9        „
Built 1 bridge 28 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 5 feet high, with 3 stringers laid on mud
sills, and covered with split cedar.
Made 1 culvert, 12 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep.
Nanaimo and Alberni Trunk Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 1J miles, 20 feet wide.
Graded 2$     „      12
Made  2 culverts,  12 feet long,  12  inches wide, and 12 inches deep, and made general
repairs along 12 miles of road in cutting out windfalls and filling up washouts.
Alberni District.
Kitsucksis Valley Road.
Wm. Leeson, Foreman.
Forest cleared    550 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 2,640     „      10       „
Made 1 bridge 100 feet long, 14 feet wide, 12 feet high, supported by 3 bents, 3 14-inch
stringers, and covered with flatted poles with hand-rail, ribbons, <fcc.
Made 4 culverts, 4 feet long, 14 feet wide and 18 inches deep, with fir covering.
Made general repairs on upper end of road.
Trunk Road (connection with Alberni-Nanaimo Road).
Wm. Leeson, Foreman.
Forest cleared 660 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 660     „      10
4 culverts, 5 by 14 by 2 feet. 148 Public Works Report. 1889
Roger Creek Road.
Wm. Leeson, Foreman.
Graded 1,320 yards, 10 feet wide.
Made ditches and widened road where necessary.
Fletcher's Road.
Wm. Leeson, Foreman.
Forest cleared     550 yards, 15 feet wide.
Roughly graded 550     ,,        8       ,,
Alberni-Nanaimo Road.
Wm. Leeson, Foreman.
Forest cleared 3 miles, 20 feet wide.
Graded 3     ,,      10       ,,
Rounded up and made ditches where necessary.
Beaver Creek Road.
Wm. Thompson, Foreman.
General repairs have been made on this road from Landing to seventh mile post, consisting
principally in grubbing stumps, ditching and corduroying where necessary.
150 yards gravelling has been clone on the lower end of road, 8 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Drinkwater's Road.
Wm. Thompson, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2,000 yards, 14 feet wide.
Graded 2,000     „        8
Kenneth McKenzie's Road.
Wm. Thompson, Foreman.
Lightly graded 1760 yards.
Made 3 small bridges.
Sproat and McCoy Lake Road.
V. Ingram, Foreman.
Made 812 feet corduroying, 14 feet wide.
,,        7 culverts, averaging 5 feet long, 16 feet wide, 18 inches deep.
Made general repairs over the whole road, ditching, widening and grading.
Hector McKenzie's Road.
V. Ingram, Foreman.
Forest cleared     660 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 1,000     „      10      „
Rebuilt and made repairs to several small bridges and culverts moved by high water.
Neuk Road (Smith & Stirling).
V. Ingram, Foreman.
Forest clearing, 1100 yards.
Arthur Norris' Road.
V. Ingram, Foreman.
Forest cleared 440 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 220     „       10      „ 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 149
Alberni-Nanaimo Road.
Expenditure of special grant of $500 to repair damage caused by heavy bush fires on the
Alberni Division.
Wm. Leeson, Foreman.
Clearing out timber, re-building cribwork and making general  repairs  to  road-bed from
the 6th to the 12th mile post.
Made 1 50-foot bridge, 2 culverts, cedar covering.
General repairs have been made from time to time when required and the road kept open
for traffic.
Comox District.
Wharf to Long Bridge.
Widened, filled up and gravelled about 100 yards of bad road near Indian ranch, obtaining material by cutting down and widening bad grade on hill.
Put in new culvert and deepened ditches.
Rebuilt bridge near Gaol.
Two spans of 26 feet by 18 feet wide, with 4-inch planking and extra strong hand-rail.
Section "B," Mission to Gordon's.
Holes filled  in  with rocks and gravelled.
General repairs and gravelling.
Section "C," Gordon's to Beech's.
About 180 yards of new road cleared and constructed, properly ditched, tumpiked-up and
gravelled.
Lake Road.
Some draining and forming.
Cutting out fallen timber.
Section "I," Road from Mill towards Trent River.
John Piercy, Foreman.
3 new culverts constructed and road ditched, raised across low ground and gravelled.
Fallen timber cut out after fires and winds.
Section " E," Milligan's Junction to Parkin's.
Road raised by rocks and gravelled.
Approach to bridge raised and gravelled.
Miller's Road.
New piece of road constructed near Dingwall's turn to avoid bad roots and holes.
Culvert bridge constructed and approaches brushed, ditched and gravelled.
Section "D," Mission to Conliffe's.
Culverts refixed, general repairs and gravelling.
Comox Wharf.
Thomas Beckensell, Foreman.
Three new bents of extra large piles driven right across wharf head and one across
approach.
New fender piles of extra size driven and properly secured by iron bands. 150 Public Works Report. 1889
One-half of the stringers and planking of wharf head replaced by new.
Nearly one-half of  the approach  (400 yards) re-laid  with  new planking and defective
stringers replaced.
General repairs and refixing hand-rail and steps.    $1,105.
Courtenay River Bridge.
Wm. Clark, Foreman.
Took down and removed the old and defective superstructures over the main channel of
the river and replaced them by two new straining beam trussed spans of 70 feet and
94 feet respectively.     Repaired the trestle approach.     Cost about $950.
Long Bridge.
Thomas Beckensell, Foreman.
Five defective stringers replaced by new.
Defective planking replaced by new.
The whole of the underwork properly braced.    $225.87.
Long Bridge to Mission.
Three defective bridges repaired and ends brushed and gravelled.
Holes filled with stone and gravelled.
Smith's Road.
Some corduroy and ditching.
Approaches to bridge filled up.
Bad mud hole drained ready for gravelling.
Colonization Road (North of Beach's.)
Three bad holes drained, culverts constructed across them, ditches made and road brushed
and made ready for gravelling.
Fallen timber removed.
New Road to Union Coal Mines.
51 miles in length, set out. Contracts let and work will be proceeded with as soon as
weather'permits.
Denman Island Wharf.
New fender pile fixed and well secured by iron bands.    $109.
Approach to wharf re-graded and guard timber fixed on outside, with hand-rail, <fcc.
Hole on cross-road drained, culvert put in and road raised and gravelled from wharf to
P. Berry's; 2 miles well graded, drained, culverts being placed where necessary.
Road from Graham's to J. Morrison's cut out and well graded.
Wharfing fixed near Walter McFarlane's.
Rocks and knolls removed from old road west of Graham's.
New Westminster District.
Asylum for the Insane, Additions and Alterations.
W. Turnbull & Co., Contractors, $43,663.    Mr. Geo. W. Grant, Architect.
Furnished all plant, labour, and material, and erected a new central building, three stories
and basement, 34 feet by 66 feet; a new west wing two stories and basement, 40 feet
by 130 feet; a new kitchen wing, one story, 25 feet by 26 feet; added 10 feet additional
width to the old original building, in front; basement and foundations built of stone, 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 151
walls of brick; base course, window heads, and sills, and all weatherings, finished in
cement; granite sills to all exterior doors, and stone steps to portico of main entrance ;
covered all roofs with galvanized iron
The interior of the new and old buildings have been skillfully divided into various apartments to meet the requirements of the institution. The new central wings contains,—
in the basement, a furnace-room, fitted with two large sized improved Gurney hot water
heaters, a store-room for fuel, and passages leading under the east and west wings and
kitchen, fitted with hand-lift elevators to carry from basement to the dining-room and
to the kitchen. On the first floor is the Steward's office, Medical Superintendent's
office, dispensary, reception room, attendant's dining-room, large store-room, corridor,
and kitchen hall. On the second floor there are two convalescent wards, two private
wards, two attendants' rooms, a nurse's room, corridor, alcove or day room, lavatory
and bath-room, W. G, &c. The third floor is designed as an assembly hall for the
patients.    The different floors are reached by easy flights of stairs.
The first and second floor of the east and west wings consist each of a bay alcove or day
room facing the south, and a corridor 12 feet wide, extending the full length of the
wing. Opening off this corridor are twelve patients' single rooms, three wards for four
beds each, patients' dining-room, attendants' room, closets, lavatory, bath, and W. C.
Each story is connected by two stairways, one at either end, which would afford ready
means of egress in case of fire.
The corridors and more important rooms throughout the building are heated by hot water
radiators, and ample provision for ventilation is secured.
The interior work is plastered and hard finished; the walls in all parts, except the central
building, are wainscoted six feet high. The floors are deafened. Windows are
protected by screens of steel wire netting.
Fire plugs are provided on each floor ready for hose connections. All necessary plumbing
and gas-fitting has been done.
County Court, Vancouver.
Wm. Turnbull & Co., Contractors, $17,996.    Mr. T. C. Sorby, F. R. G. S., Architect.
The new Court House is being erected on an irregularly shaped site between Hastings and
Pender streets, west of Cambie street, and contiguous to the new school-house.
The buildings roughly occupy an area of 70 feet by 58 feet, two stories in height, giving
accommodation on the  lower story to the Registrar of the Court, with vault, Timber
Inspector, Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, with large vault, Constables, &c;
spacious entrance hall and staircase to the Court room, ifec, above.
On the upper floor is the Court room, 50 feet by 30 feet by 19 feet high, with large ante
room, rooms for the Judge, Barristers, Jury, and female witnesses.    The requisite toilet
rooms are provided on each floor.
The building is heated  throughout with hot water, on the Gurney systeui, to the entire
exclusion of open fire places.     Gas  is also laid in throughout the building for artificial
lighting.
The external and main walls are built in brick on stone foundations, cemented externally,
and  finished  in imitation of Ashlar masonry.    The roofs are nearly flat, and covered
with black diamond  roofing.     The  floors  are  double throughout, and the  Court floor
deafened.
The external architectural treatment is classic, based upon the Ionic model, treated as
simply as possible consistent with the dignity of the building.    The interior is adapted
and modified upon the same motif.
Temporary School, Vancouver.
James Ironsides, Contractor, $415.
Sansom & Dawson, Superintendents.
Provided all materials and erected a frame building 20 feet by 50 feet, enclosed with
rustic siding, partly hipped roof with lowered gables, lined up inside with rough
lumber ; eight windows with boxed frames; two doors; partitioned into two rooms
which were used for school purposes during erection of the Central School building,
subsequently to be used as a gymnasium. 152 Public Works Report. 1889
Central School, Vancouver.
Wm. Turnbull & Co., Contractors, $14,500.
Thos. Hooper, Superintendent.
Furnished all labour and material required for the erection of a two-story brick building
upon a stone foundation.
The building is 70 feet by 75 feet, and consists of eight class-rooms, four on each floor.
Each room is 26 feet by 35 feet and 14 feet high, and is lighted by four large windows.
The floors are double and sound deadened. The walls of the class-rooms are wainscoted
all round to a height of 2 feet 8 inches, from which the blackboard of matched cedar
extends up 4 feet high. Each floor has a hall 12 feet wide extending from front to
rear, fitted with cloak-hooks, lavatories, <fcc, <fec. The second floor is reached by two
separate staircases from the lower hall. A brick partition wall separates the classrooms in front from those in the rear and deadens the sound, so that the occupants of
each room are not disturbed by noises in the adjacent one. The building throughout
is heated by radiators, which are supplied with a circulation of hot water from a large-
sized Gurney hot water heater placed in the basement, where the fuel is stored, and
also where improved sanitary closets are located.
False Creek School (Wing).
James Ironsides, Contractor, $865.
Supplied everything requisite to erect and complete a frame building 25 feet by 50 feet,
with a vestibule 25 feet by 8 feet.
The  building  is  enclosed with  rustic, is lathed, plastered, and hard finished, wainscoted
all round over mortar coat; fitted with  maps,  pulleys,   and  blackboards  of  matched
cedar above wainscoting; painted in two-coat work.
False Creek School (Centre Building).
W. A. Rannie, Contractor, $1,050.
Furnished everything and erected a building 30 feet by 44 feet, with porch 7 feet by 8
feet, and bell turret.    Material, mode of construction, and finish, are the same as that
of the wing described above.
This school is now composed of a central room and two wings.    Each of the class-rooms
is commodious, and the whole are connected and conveniently arranged.
Trenant School-House.
J. B. Elliott, Contractor, $1,125.
Provided all plant, labour, and material requisite; erected and completed a frame building
28 feet by 48 feet, in conformity with plans and specifications, enclosed with rustic
siding, lathed, plastered, and hard finished; wainscoted all round over mortar coat;
double flooring, with deadening between ; two cloak and hat rooms, fitted with hooks,
ifec.; two seperate entrances, map pulleys, blackboards of matched and glued cedar all
round the school-room; patent transom lifters, &c, <&c.; painted in two-coat work
throughout; also fenced lots and erected outbuildings.
West End School, New Westminster.
Archibald Bros., Contractors, $629.
Furnished plant, labour and materials ; erected and completed a frame building 20 feet
by 34 feet, in conformity with the general plan and specifications for country school-
houses, having a class-room 19 feet by 27 feet, with an entry and cloak-room 5 feet by
19 feet.
The building is enclosed with rustic, is lathed and plastered, wainscoted and painted
throughout.
The class-room is furnished with desks and seats and blackboard. Suitable out-buildings
have been provided. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 153
Otter School.
R. Shortreed, Contractor, $635.
Furnished all requisites and erected a building in accordance with the general  plan  and
specification for country school-houses, described above.
Hatzic Prairie School.
L. Thompson, Contractor,
Erected a country school-house as above.
Langley School, Repairs.
Rae & Wise, Contractors, $130.
Furred, lathed and plastered the building over the lining and ceiling; put up a wainscot
all round school-room, 4 feet 3 inches from floor up ; brought out window and door
casings flush with plastering; built in a blackboard 3 feet by 12 feet, and made
defective parts of building good.
North Arm Bridges, Fraser River.
San Francisco Bridge Co., Contractors, $27,500.
George Turner, C. E., Superintendent.
Erected combination iron and wood bridges over the North Arm of the Fraser, connecting
Lulu and Sea Islands with each other and with the Mainland.
The bridges are composed of nine combination Pratt truss spans of  140 feet each, one
span 100 feet, two tower draw Howe truss spans of 140 feet each, and 700 feet of pile
trestle approach at the east end.    The roadway is 16 feet wide in the clear; the floor
is 8J feet above extreme high water flood.
The fixed spans are supported on piers (14 in number), each formed of 30 piles arranged
in three rows, and having a double cutwater secured, sway-braced, sheathed and capped.
The noses of cutwaters are protected by fender piles, bolted on to resist the action of
ice, drift, (fee, <fcc.
The draw span piers are formed with 69 piles each, capped, cross-capped, and braced with
12 by 12-inch timber; have double cutwater and fender piles, and are sheathed with
3-inch plank.
The superstructure of both fixed and draw spans is of the best description in design,
material, and workmanship.
One-half the cost of construction was borne by the Municipality of Richmond, to whom
the bridge has been formally handed over, and upon whom devolves  the maintenance
of the structure in the future.
New Westminster and Vancouver Trunk Road.
James Gunn, Foreman.
During the past spring and summer the following improvements have been made:—The
ditches and tail drains have been well cleaned out, deepened and enlarged ; the brush has
been kept close cut, and all logs and limbs of trees removed; the bridges have received
some temporary repairs, but several of them will require to be re-covered this winter or
early next spring; the most of the soft spots along the road have been filled in with
broken stone and covered with gravel, and the sides of the road have all been neatly
trimmed. From the New Westminster boundary westward for a distance of about 3|
miles, the road has been gravelled 12 feet wide and from 8 inches to 10 inches deep;
this gravel was all taken from one pit, it being the only place gravel is to be found
throughout the entire length of the road, the longest haul being 3^ miles. Five chains
of stone foundation has been laid down and covered with gravel; 32 chains of ditch, 6
feet wide, and averaging 3 feet deep, has been dug for the purpose of draining the
water off a swamp through which the road passes. From the Vancouver City boundary
to the junction of the North Arm Road about 15 chains has been gravelled. 154 Public Works Report. 1889
North Arm Road.
James Gunn, Foreman.
Improvement to the North Arm Road, from the New Westminster City boundary westward beyond Rose Hill farm. For a distance of 18 chains the old road has been
straightened, and forest cleared 40 feet wide, the stumps, roots, and logs removed 30
feet, and the road graded 18 feet wide, and well ditched on the upper side. For a
distance of 33 chains further west the line is partly forest cleared 46 feet wide, and
logged.
Lynn Trail, Moodyville.
S. W. Lehman, Foreman.
Brushing out, removal of logs, repairs to bridges, and corduroy, constructing a foot bridge
across Lynn Creek, 86 feet long, 4 feet wide, covered with 2-inch plank; hand-rails on
both sides; 75 feet of corduroy laid on stringers; 200 feet of plank walk, 2 feet wide,
laid on blocks; sundry other repairs.
Distance, about one mile.
Cridland's Wharf.
James Rea in charge.
Construction of approach and addition to Government wharf at Cridland's Landing, North
Arm; approach 13 feet wide, 40 feet long, resting on mud sills; uprights, caps, and
stringers covered with 3-inch plank, spiked ; ribbons, 4 inches by 6 inches; the whole
secured with drift bolts. Addition, 16 feet by 36 feet, resting on mud sills; uprights,
caps, and joists, 4 inches by 12 inches, 2 feet 6 inches apart; covering, 3-inch plank,
spiked; ribbons, 4 inches by 6 inches ; the whole secured with drift bolts.
North Arm and Vancouver Trunk Road.
James Rea, Foreman.
From the junction of New Westminster and Vancouver Road to the Government wharf
at Cridland's Landing, thence to Henry Mole's. Total distance, 9 miles. Re-building
bridge destroyed by fallen trees. Grading, clearing out logs, cleaning out ditches,
corduroying, repairs to culverts, (fee, clearing out fallen timber after gale of November
17th.
North Arm Trail, from Rose Hill Farm to Rowling's Bridge.
James Gunn, Foreman.
Brushing, cutting out logs, and grading down side-hill along the face of a gulch.    Trail
made passable for travellers on horseback.
Distance, about 6 miles.
Road to connect with Approach and Bridge, North Arm.
Geo. Oliver, Contractor, $212.
Forest cleared 9| chains from the main road to the bridge, 50 feet wide ; brushed out
and logged 30 feet wide; ditches 7£ feet by 3 feet and 2 feet, cut on both sides, the
material taken therefrom forming a road 20 feet wide, the sides being 4 feet clear of the
inner line of ditches. The road is now being overlaid with cedar slabs 3 inches to 4
inches thick and 16 feet long, bedded into the clay, and will then be covered with 8
inches of good gravel.
New Westminster and Hastings, and Hastings and Vancouver Roads.
James Gunn, Foreman.
About one mile of brush cut on both sides of the road; bridges and culverts repaired;
grading, corduroying, and gravelling. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 155
Road on the west side of Hastings Park, Hastings Townsite, intersecting the continuation of Hasting Street, and the Hastings and Vancouver Road.
Muir & Connacher, Contractors, $1,250.
Distance, 55 chains.    Forest cleared 40 feet; logs and brush removed 26 feet, and road
being graded 20 feet wide.
Port Moody Road, Sapperton to Port Moody.
S. W. Lehman, Foreman.
Removal of logs, grading and repairs to culverts and bridges.
Clearing out fallen timber after the gale of November 17th.    Distance 5 miles.
North Arm Branch of Port Moody Road.
Clearing out logs and fallen timber.    Distance 2| miles.
Pitt River Road, Sapperton to Pitt River.
S. W. Lehman, Foreman.
Brush cut out on both sides of road the entire length.
Logs removed off sides of road and out of ditches.
About one mile graded and ditched on upper side.
Rocks, roots and all loose stones removed off the road, repairs to bridges and culverts.
Distance 9 miles.
Road from Kelly's Hotel, C. P. R. Junction to the Pitt River Road.
Brush cut, logs and fallen timber cut and removed, and sundry other repairs.
Coquitlam and Pittendrigh Trail.
Cutting and removing logs and brush and repairing a bridge.    Distance 4| miles.
Lillooet Bridge Construction, Maple Ridge, inclusive of approaches.
John Matheson, Contractor.
Length 82 feet, one span (truss). Timbers hewn; two lower chords, 12 by 16 inches, each
in one length; two upper chords, 12 by 14 inches, each in one length; main braces,
12 by 14 inches; counter braces, 8 by 10 inches; corbels, 12 by 12 inches, 12 feet
long; floor joists, 3 by 12 inches; flooring, 2 by 12 inches, laid at an angle and
spiked to joists, and joists spiked and blocked on chords; the whole structure secured
with bolts, straining rods and lateral braces, the superstructure resting on a cribbed
abutment and diamond shaped pier of hewn cedar timber, laid close, face to face,
cross tied and filled with gravel and stone, the floor of bridge being about six feet
above the surface of the south bank; two approaches 67 and 38 feet respectively,
resting on bents and stringers and covered with 3-inch plank; hand-rails and braces.
Total cost, including superintendence, $860.
Wren Road, Running West from St. Mary's Mission.
J. R. Wren, Foreman.
Forest clearing, brushing, removal of logs, ditching, grading and laying down corduroy
and extending the road about J mile west.     Cost, $100.
Trail Running North from Wren Road.
J. R. Wren, Foreman.
Extending and improving this trail by brushing, removal of logs and laying down corduroy.    Cost, $100.
Abercrombie Road, from St. Mary's Mission North.
J. R. Wren, Foreman.
Widening out a portion of this road along the face of gulch, ditching and laying down
corduroy, <fcc.    Cost about I 156 Public Works Report. 1889
Trail from Abercrombie Road to Breeley & Thompson's and Hatzic Prairie.
L. Thompson in charge.
Clearing out logs, cutting brush and laying down corduroy. Cost, $70. Distance, 3J
miles.
Continuation of Road along the East side of Mountain, North to French Settlement,
Head of Burton's Prairie.
L. Thompson, Foreman.
Forest clearing and brushing, 22 feet wide.
Grading and corduroying and constructing one bridge, 23 feet long.
About 26 chains of new road opened this season fit for a sled to travel over.
$50 expended opening up a piece of trail.    Total cost, $250.
Nicomin Island Roads.
Road along the banks of Nicomin Slough and Fraser River to McDonald's Landing
brushed out, logs and fallen timber removed, grubbing out roots and filling up hollows.    Work performed by Indians.     Cost, $52.50.
McDonald's Landing Road.
Opening up a new piece of road from the Landing to connect with existing road.     H.  L.
Miller, contract, $49; S. McDonald and team, $34.50—$83.50.
Work performed on same  road,  further  west,  constructing  culverts  and  filling in two
sloughs, removal of two stumps.    George Lux, contract, $18.    Total, $154.
Harrison Hot Springs Road.
D. Robertson, Foreman.
Grading a portion of road next Agassiz Station, and laying on gravel at different places,
and clearing out ditches and sundry repairs.
Rebuilding Dunville Bridge, Near Popcum, Hope and Yale Trunk Road.
Knight Brothers, Contractors, $225.75.
Length of bridge 75 feet, 21 feet high, 14 feet wide; 4 stringers, 12 by 14inches; resting
on two rows of piles, and two cribbed abutments, covered with 3-inch sawn plank.
Sumas and Chilliwhack Trunk Road.
F. W. Bennett, Contractor, $402.     Repairs, commencing at the Methodist  Church  and
extending eastward for a distance of 40 chains.
Gravel laid on 8 feet wide and 6 inches deep, backed up on both sides with earth;   small
openings left, two rods apart, for drainage of surface water.
Germain Settlement Road, on the mountain south-east of Chilliwhack.
James Germain, Foreman.
Forest clearing and brushing 14 feet wide.
Grading about 18 chains of side hill, 8 feet wide.
Road from the Yale Road, near York's, to the Boundary Line, Sumas.
Clearing out logs, brush, &c, laying down corduroy and filling in holes.
Work done by William Russell, Sr.    Cost, $50.    Distance about 1| miles.
Improving Road from Yale Waggon Road, to connect with Riverside Road and Landing.
Grading, brushing and removal of stumps and roots.
Albert Dion, Foreman.    Total costTabout $250.    Distance about 2 miles.
Also, the construction of four bridges, 90 feet, 60 feet, 55 feet and 40 feet respectively, 3
stringers in each bridge, 12 by 14-inch caps and uprights, resting on sills covering 3
inch split cedar; ribbons rails and braces.
Burton & Dion, Contractors.    Cost, $300. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 157
Re-building  Bridge across Slough on Riverside Trunk Road, Matsqui Prairie.
Albert Dion, Contractor, $425.
One  hundred  and  fifty-six  feet  long,   12  feet wide  in the clear ; 3 stringers, 10 by 14
inches; caps, 10 by 10 inches; corbels, 10 by 10 inches, 6 feet  long,  resting on piles
and mud sills ; timbers of hewn red fir, the whole structure fastened with drift bolts ;
covering, 2 by 12-inch plank, securely spiked ; hand-rails and braces of sawn  lumber.
At each end of the bridge a fill has been made, about 18 feet, and overlaid with split
cedar.
Improving Mount Lehman Landing Road.
Alexander McCallum, Foreman.
Widening road from landing to top of hill, reducing grades, rounding up centre of road,
and covering a portion of hill with coarse sand; brushing, ditching, and other repairs
to road, from landing to intersection of Yale Road.
March 30—James McGregor, 2 days, cutting out timber, $4.
Total cost, $204.
Distance, about 5 miles.
Coghlan &, Nicholson Road (Mount Lehman Settlement).
Malcolm Nicholson, Foreman.
Reducing grades, filling up hollows, corduroying, brushing, and otherwise improving the
road.
Cost, $60.
Distance, about 1 mile.
Disney  Road (being a continuation of the Hennah Road, Mount Lehman Settlement).
Edward Disney, Foreman.
Forest cleared, 18 feet wide; brushed and logged, 14 feet wide; roots removed, hillocks
graded down, and holes filled up.
Cost, $75.
Distance, about three-quarters of a mile.
McDougall Road (Mount Lehman Settlement).
To assist Mr. McDougall in opening up a road from his line to intersect with the Landing
Road.
Amount, $25
Benson Road (Mount Lehman Settlement).
To assist Jno. Benson in opening up a road from his line to intersect with the Landing
Road.
Amount, $30.
Lee, King, and Craig Road (Mount Lehman Settlement).
E. King, Foreman.
Forest clearing, brushing, and removal of logs ; grading down knolls, and filling up holes ;
corduroying, <fcc. ;
Cost, $150.
Distance, about 1£ miles.
Nicholson and Gillis Road (Mount Lehman Settlement).
Forest clearing, brushing, grading, <fec.
Amount, $50.
Distance, about 1 mile. 158 Public Works Report. 1889
Ibbotson Settlement Road (from Yale Road south toward the boundary line.    Township 13.)
John Ibbotson, Foreman.
Forest clearing and brushing, 20 feet wide; logs cut 12 feet and removed; side hill
graded down; 180 feet of corduroy; one bridge, constructed, 14 feet long. The settlers
have also done a certain amount of voluntary labour to enable them to get an outlet to
the Yale and Mount Lehman Settlement Roads.
Cost, $150.
Distance made passable, about 2 miles.
Road from Shortreed's Corner, south toward the Boundary Line, Aldergrove.
John L. Broe, Foreman.
Forest clearing and brushing, 30 feet wide, for a distance of 1^ miles; removing roots
and stumps, ditching, and grading, 14 feet wide, for a distance of over 1 mile. This
road is now open for 3 miles south from the Yale Road, or one mile from the boundary
line, where it will ultimately terminate.
Cost, about I "
Trunk Road from Jackman's (late Whyman's) Corner (On the Yale  Road, Aldergrove,
and extending north to the Fraser River, at McLennan's Landing).
John Berry, Foreman.
Brushing out, removing stumps and roots, grading, constructing culverts, widening out
road at certain points, and reducing grades along the face of the gulch, from the highland to the flats, for a distance of half a mile. This road is passable for teams from
Aldergrove to the river, but it still requires a very considerable expenditure to make
it a good waggon road.
Cost, $300.
Distance, 7| miles.
Hopkins' Road (from the Yale Road south toward the boundary line, Township 10).
Toward forest clearing, brushing, and opening up a portion of this road, to enable the
settlers to get in their supplies on sleds.
Amount, $100.
This road under construction.
Biggar Settlement Road (from the Yale Road south toward the boundary line, Township 10).
Thomas Biggar, Foreman.
Ditching £ mile, forest clearing, brushing, removing roots, and otherwise improving the
road.
Cost, $200.
The settlers, by voluntary labour, have also erected three very good bridges, 36, 56, and
72 feet, respectively.
Extension of Road on Town Line (between Townships 7 and 10, from the Yale Road south
toward the boundary line).
Charles Mclnnes, Foreman.
Forest clearing, brushing, grading, ditching, (fee, and extending the road 1 mile south.
The Langley Municipal Council also granted one hundred dollars, which has enabled the
settlers to make a fairly passable road for a distance of If miles.
Cost, $100.
Road between Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 15  21, and 22, Township 11, to intersect with the Town
Line Road to Langley Fort.
S. A. Tebbs, Foreman.
Three-quarter mile brushed, and forest cleared  18 feet wide, and logged  12  feet wide;
knolls levelled and hollows filled in, and a side-hill part graded.
Cost, $100. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 159
Construction of Bridge across the Nicomekl at Langley Prairie, on the line between Sections
35 and 36, Township 7.
Joseph Rinn, Foreman.
Length of bridge, 80 feet, 16 feet high, 4 spans, resting on sills, and uprights, and cribbed
abutments; 3 stringers, 12 inches by 14 inches; caps, 10 inches by 12 inches; angle
braces, 2 inches by 12 inches; covering, 3 inches by 12 inches; fir plank, ribbons, rails,
and braces of sawn lumber ;  width, 12 feet clear.
Cost, $109.
Walworth Settlement Road.
Graham & Hele, Contractors, $195.
The road across a swamp for a distance of 9 chains, has been raised 2 feet 6 inches, 11
feet at base, and 9 feet wide on top by tilling in with layer of logs and earth. Also a bridge
across a stream, 18 feet long and 12 feet wide ; 4 stringers, covered with split cedar ;
4 chains of road graded 9 feet wide.
Improvement of Coast Meridian Road, across the Serpentine Flats (Surrey).
Grant of $500 made, subject to the condition that the Municipal Council contribute an
equal sum, the work to be under the supervision of the Council. Improvements to
consist of ditching, grading, corduroying, and gravelling.
Improvement of Coast Meridian Road, across the Kensington Prairie (Surrey).
Grant of $500 made, subject to the condition that the Municipal Council contribute an
equal sum, the work to be under the supervision of the Council. Improvements to
consist of ditching, grading, corduroying, and gravelling.
Hall's Prairie Road, Surrey.
Gravelled for a distance of 8 chains across Clover Valley Flats, near the Post Office.
Cost, $80.
Semiahmoo Road, from Elgin to the Boundary Line, near Blaine.
Joseph Shannon, Foreman.
Forest clearing, brushing,   removal of roots,  (fee, stumps,  blasting,  and removing rocks,
grading, ditching, and corduroying, and constructing 22 chains of new road.
Cost, $445.
Distance, about 4| miles.
Construction of  a Bridge at Elgin, on the Semiahmoo Road.
Farquhar McRae, Contractor, $145.
Length, 76 feet, height, 16 feet, width, 12 feet 6 inches; 3 stringers, 12 inches by 14
inches; caps, 10 inches by 12 inches; uprights, 12 inches diameter; 2 cribbed abutments ; 4 spans ; the whole fastened with drift bolts, covered with split cedar 3 inches
thick ; ribbons, rails, and braces.
Appropriation, 1888, $190.
Repairs to the Kirkland Road, from Woodward's Hill extending one mile west.
Brushing out and removal of logs,  repairs to  culverts, and  filling in sundry holes with
gravel and rocks.
Cost, $58.50.
Repairs to Scott Road, from its intersection with the Yale Road, at Brownville, to the end
of Kirkland and Delta Roads.
Tom Robinson, Foreman.
Brushing, l\ miles; 40 feet of corduroy laid down ;  3 culverts repaired ; 2 new culverts ;
1 mile graded ; \ mile partly gravelled ; removal of rocks, roots, and logs.
Cost, $405. 160 Public Works Report. 1889
270 feet of corduroy, split and laid by Robt. Gray @ 15 cents per foot.
2 men and team 7 days gravelling, and repairs to bridge, Robt. Gray.
7 chains ditched and graded, Duncan Ross.
Clearing out fallen timber after gale of 17th November.
Total cost, about $571.50.
Distance, about 6^ miles
New Westminster, Hope, and Yale Trunk Road, Section one (1), Brownsville to Murrays-
ville, Langley.
William Murray, Foreman.
1 mile graded and gravelled 12 feet wide, 12 inches deep, across the Serpentine Flats; for
a distance of 1 50 yards the road has been raised 16 inches with earth and gravel laid on
old corduroy ; brush cut where required, logs removed, ditches and tail drains cleaned
out and deepened, bridges and culverts repaired, and 3 new culverts constructed.
Change of grade on Murray's Hill ; distance, about 28 chains.
Forest cleared 50 feet wide; brushed and logged 30 feet wide ; roots and stumps
removed 25 feet wide, and the road part graded 18 feet wide. The Langley Municipality contributed $100 towards the change, the Government expending an equal
amount. Two bridges have also been re-built on this section this season, 110 and 98
feet respectively ; timbers of hewn cedar; 4 stringers, 12 inches by 14 inches in each
bridge; caps, 12 inches by 12 inches; uprights, 12 inches by 12 inches, resting on cedar
sills; cribbed abutments, spans, 22 feet; flooring, 3 inches by 12 inches, fir plank;
ribbons, rails, and braces, sawn fir timber.    Average height of bridges, 13 feet.
Section two (2) from Murray's Hill to Sumas Prairie.
P. Jackman, Foreman.
The road on this section has had some repairs as far as the 26-Mile Post, for a distance of
about 10 miles. The brush has been cut where overgrowing the road, and the worst
holes tilled in with brush and covered with the best material at hand. About 3 miles
east of Aldergrove 2 bridges have been re-built this season, 129 and 150 feet respectively,
the plan, material, and sizes of the timbers being similar to those built on the lower
section.
January, 1889.—Repairs to bridges at Sumas, W. Russell $        5 00
February,              Removal of logs at Aldergrove  13 00
„                      Repairs on Serpentine Flats, Jno. George  8 00
C. McCallum    8 00
Expended on repairs by W. Murray     1,114 75
„        re-building bridges    488 55
„        repairing upper section, P. Jackman  207 90
,,        re-building bridges, Robt. Coghlan  401  50
,,        part re-building bridge at Sumas, B. Franklin, Jan., 1889  82 00
Total   $2,328 70
Matsqui and Riverside Trunk Road.
Brushing out 23 feet wide, removing logs and drift wood, and grading down hillocks, and
filling up holes.
Distance, 5£ miles.
Chiluktan Road, Delta.
Appropriation, $1,000.
Yale Trunk Road, Delta.
Appropriation, $500. 53 Vic Public Works Report. 161
Vancouver and Richmond Road, connecting with the North Arm bridges.
Clearing out fallen timber during the fire August and September ; and also after gales.
Total, about $79.75.
Trail from Brealey & Thompson's to the French Settlement, along the west side of the
valley.
Appropriation, $100.
Brushing and removal of logs to a width of 8 feet, some grading and removal of rocks, (fee
Yale-Cariboo Waggon Road.
Section 1.—Trunk Road, Yale to Lytton, 57 Miles.
The bridges at Emery, Gordon Creek, Cemetery Creek and Yale Creek have been recovered with 2-inch plank and otherwise repaired. No work of any importance has
been done on this section.
Section 2.—Trunk Road, Lytton to Savona, 81 Miles.
A. Stevenson, Foreman; Salary, $150 per month.
Between Lytton and Spence's Bridge very little work has been done. From Spence's Bridge to
Savona general repairs have been made, slides shovelled out, water-courses and ditches
cleaned, ruts filled and culverts repaired. Built a new bridge across Cache Creek, repaired and re-planked Bonaparte River Bridge, No. 1; put three new bents under the
40-foot spans, raised and strengthened the truss. Built cribbing on Craig's Hill, 40 feet
long, 6 feet high. Put in new culverts on Cornwall's road, screwed up the rods and
raised the north-east angle of Ashcroft Bridge. Repaired Bonaparte River Bridge, No.
2, built a new span of 64 feet, pony truss; put new posts in abutments, replaced all
defective stringers and put on new covering and hand-railing.
Sections 3 and 4—Cache Creek to Soda Creek,  157 Miles.
James Robertson, Foreman; Salary, $130 per month.
Men.      Days. Rate per day
April—Graded 700 yards, 3 feet wide; graded 600 yards, 5 feet wide; gravelled 50
yards, 12 feet wide, 12 inches deep; made 2 culverts 18 feet by 4 feet by 3
feet; sills round fir timber barked; covering 10 inch diameter flattened on top
side; cleared off rocks and slides, tilled ruts and made general repairs      3 58    #2.50 to 2.75
May—Graded 700 yards, 5 feet wide; graded 850 yards, 4 feet wide; gravelled
295 yards, 14 feet wide, 10 inches deep; made 1 bridge, 10 feet long, 18 feet
wide, 4 feet high, sills 16 to 18 inch diameter, round timber barked, stringers
12 inch, covering 10 inch diameter, flattened on top side; made 4 culverts 18
feet long, 3 to 4 feet wide and averaging 2 to 4 feet deep; made general repairs along section, removed loose rocks, slides, &c.; made water-courses and
repaired covering on 100 and 124-mile bridges     5 97
June—Graded 470 yards 2 feet wide; gravelled 550 yards, 16 feet wide, 12 inches
deep; gravelled 200 yards, 18 feet wide, 10 inches deep; made 1 bridge 18 feet
long, 20 feet wide, 4 feet high, abutments of round timber barked, 14 to 16
inches in diameter, covering of hewed timber; made 1 culvert, 20 feet by 5
feet, by 3 feet, filled ruts, cleared out water-courses, repaired culverts, bridges,
ditches, removed rocks and made general repairs along 50 miles of road     9       150     2.50 to 2.75
July—Forest cleared 1200 yards, 15 feet wide; graded 195 yards, 3 feet wide;
graded 800 yards, 4 feet wide; graded 1,000 yards, 5 feet wide; graded 800
yards, 2 feet wide; gravelled 500 yards, 12 feet wide, 15 inches deep; gravelled 600 yards, 14 feet wide, 12 inches deep; gravelled 1,000 yards, 10 feet
wide, 8 inches deep; made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 4 feet, by 3 feet; removed
overhanging brush, rocks and gravel slides, and ditched 500 yards   10       229J   2.50 to 2.75 162 Public Works Report. 1889
August—Graded 150 yards, 1 foot wide; graded 500 yards, 2 feet wide; graded
700 yards, 2 feet 6 inches wide; gravelled 100 yards, 12 feet wide, 12 inches
deep; gravelled 400 yards, 12 feet wide, 10 inches deep; gravelled 700 yards,
12 feet wide, 8 inches deep; renewed covering on one bridge, 18 feet long, 18
feet wide, with 10 inch hewn timbers; made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 4 feet, by 2
feet, sills IS to 20 inch diameter of round timber barked, covering round fir
timber, 8 to 10 inches in diameter, flattened on one side; removed rocks and
overhanging brush, filled holes in road over a distance of 23 miles, opened up
and made new water courses, &c    11        151    82.50 to 2.75
September—Forest cleared 600 yards, 16 feet wide; graded 535 yards, 3 feet wide;
gravelled 750 yards, 12 feet wide, 8 inches deep; gravelled 220 yards, 14 feet
wide, 12 inches deep; constructed 1 bridge 10 feet long, 18 feet wide and 4
feet high, of fir timber, barked, sills 18 inches diameter; stringers, 16 to 18
inches diameter; covering, 10 inches in diameter, flattened on one side; made
4 culverts, 18 feet by 4 feet, by 2 feet; made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 5 feet, by 2
feet, timbers round fir logs, barked; made ditches to carry off water; removed
rocks and overhanging brush from off roadway; repaired broken culverts and
bridges      3 75      2.50 to 2.75
October—Graded 300 yards, 3 feet wide; graded 500 yards, 2 feet wide; gravelled
640 yards, 14 feet wide, 10 inches deep; gravelled 300 yards, 12 feet wide, 12
inches deep; re-covered the bridge over Bridge Creek, 41 feet long, 14 feet
wide, with 4 inch plank, and renewed hand-railing and ribbons; made 5 culverts, 18 feet long, averaging 3 to 5 feet wide and 2 to 3 feet deep, timbers of
round fir, covering 10 inch diameter; removed rocks, slides and overhanging
brush from off roadway; made ditches and repaired water-courses      8        132      2.50 to 2.75
Section 5, Soda Creek to Quesnelle—56 Miles.
J. H. St. Laurent, Foreman.
On this section there has been put in 500 feet cribbing, 3 to 5 feet high ; 6 bridges
repaired, and 2 bridges re-covered ; total length of covering, 130 feet ; one new bridge
put in 65 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 16 feet high; 900 yards of gravelling 8 feet
wide, and from 6 to 10 inches deep; 8 culverts, 18 feet long, 4 feet wide; 4 miles of
forest clearing, 20 feet wide each side of road ; besides general repairs, the whole length
of the road, consisting of scouring ditches, cutting fallen timber, and cleaning out
slides; a bulkhead has been put in, constructed of piles and planking against the north
pier of the Quesnelle River bridge, to prevent its undermining and settling down.
Section 6, Quesnelle to Barkerville—60 Miles.
J. H. St. Laurent, Foreman.
The principal work on this section for the season has been,—
Gravelling 4,498 yards, 8 feet wide, from 6 to 10 inches deep.
Putting in 38 culverts, 18 wide, 2 by 4 feet across.
274 yards cribbing from 3 to 4 feet high.
1 new bridge 25 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 6 feet high.
1        „ 20        „        20        „ 8
4 bridges re-covered and repaired, covering 84 feet high.
900 feet of new ditches.
15 miles forest clearing, 4 feet wide on each side of road, and general repairs the whole
60 miles.
The pier of the Cottonwood bridge, which was partly put in last season, has been completed and new covering and rail put on the bridge.
Half a mile of new sleigh road was cut through the woods on the Bonanza Hill to avoid
snow drifts during the winter.
Yale District.
Nicola Section, 37 miles.
Arthur Stevenson, Superintendent.
The above section has been cleaned out  the whole distance; all slides shoveled out; ruts
filled up ; bridges and culverts repaired and kept in good order all the season. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 163
Lillooet Trail.
Lytton to Foster Bar, 23 miles, has been thoroughly cleaned out the entire distance ; all
slides shovelled out; fallen trees and rocks removed, and all necessary repairs made.
Trunk Road, Hope to Popcum—23 Miles.
Wm. Bristol, Superintendent.
Trail, Hope to Nicola, 80 miles,
,, Keremeous, 110 miles.
Hope to Popcum Road.
Kept clear and passable for teams, and is in good condition.
Hope to Nicola—80 Miles.
All fallen trees cut out and made passable for loose horses ; very little work was done on
this trail, as it is only used for driving over loose horses.
Hope to Keremeous—110 Miles.
The above trail was thoroughly cleaned and kept in the best of order over the whole
distance; new bridges were built across the Skagit, 21 and 23 miles from Hope ; also
over Nicola Creek, besides several minor bridges wherever required.
Culverts were all repaired; between 12 and 15 miles of trail graded, and in every
respect this trail is in excellent condition.
Kamaloops District.
Bridge on South Thompson at Kamloops, Repairs.
Arthur Stevenson, Superintendent.
Built an 80-foot straining-beam span to allow rafts of logs to pass through ; painted draw
and 80-foot span; built cribbing and hand-rail at north end of bridge.
Kamloops to A. J.  Venn's (North Thompson River, west side), 18 miles.
Thoroughly cleaned throughout; holes and ruts filled up ; road bed left in a thorough state
of repair.
Kamloops to Jas. Knouff's (North Thompson River, east side), 18 miles.
Road cleaned out the entire length ; built 100 yards new road to avoid washouts near
Edwards's ranch; built bridge across gully 20 feet in length, abutments, 6 feet high;
stringers, round logs, 13 inches at small end, covered with 3-inch plank ; repaired one
bridge by raising trestle and blocking sill; constructed 3 new culverts, 14 feet long, 2
feet wide, 1 foot deep.
Tranquille to Kamloops--9 Miles.
Repaired throughout, all holes and ruts filled.
Kamloops to Savona—30 Miles.
Cleaned out the entire length ; slides shovelled out; fallen trees removed; ruts filled;
constructed 1 culvert 6 feet by 3 feet, and 1 culvert 8 feet by 4 feet, both covered with
3-inch plank. 164
Public Works Report.
1889
Kamloops to Woodward's, Nicola—76 Miles.
Made general repairs; fallen timber removed; road widened near Gilmore's; culverts
re-covered where necessary ; built 1 bridge 13 feet long, 6 feet high ; covering, 3-inch
plank ; 1 bridge, 12 feet long, 6 feet high ; covering, 3-inch plank; 1 culvert, 5 feet
wide, covering, 3-inch plank; 2 culverts, 6 feet wide, covering, 3-inch plank; re-covered
bridge, 14 feet long.
South Thompson River and Grand Prairie Road —78 Miles.
This section of road has been repaired throughout; slides and fallen timber removed ;
ruts filled ; built 1 bridge 10 feet long, 2 abutments 4 feet high ; covering, 3-ipch plank,
14 feet long ; built 3 culverts, 2 feet deep, 4 feet wide, covered with logs 14 feet long;
2 culverts, 6 feet wide, 3 feet deep, covered with logs 14 feet long ; built 400 yards new
road to avoid hill near Paxon's, and gravelled 300 yards, 10 feet wide, 10 inches deep ;
cleared brush and trees, 25 feet wide.
Distance, 1,200 yards.
Tranquille to Copper Creek Trail—18 Miles.
Trail properly cleared out and repaired.
Road from O. P. Railway to Salmon Arm.—3^  Miles.
Forest cleared, 3| miles; built bridge across Salmon Arm, 58 feet long, 10 feet wide;
made bridge across slough, 107 feet long, 10 feet wide ; built 300 feet corduroy, 12 feet
wide ; made several small culverts and ditches.
Cherry Creek Road, Roper's to C. P. Railway—| Mile.
Graded 2,880 feet, lineal, 11 feet wide; some boulders and bed-rock were removed by
blasting; 40 feet of cribbing, 6 feet high ;  1  culvert, 16 feet long.
CoLDWATER   ROAD,   NlCOLA,   TO   VoGHT's   VALLEY 10£   MlLES.
1 bridge, 16 feet long, 3 feet high, 16 feet wide.
1      „       10        „        6        „ 16
12
8
8
6
Graded 3£ miles
8 feet high.
10
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16
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8 feet wide, cut from 1 to 8 feet  deep ; cribbing, 1,380 lineal feet, 2 to
Campbell Creek Road, Pearse's to Newman's, 18 miles.
Graded 14 miles, 11 feet wide; bridges and culverts, 16 feet wide; cribbing and retaining
walls built in a substantial manner. About 3| miles of this road remains to be
constructed.
Kamloops— Prison Labour.
Water Street and sidewalk gravelled from hospital to C. P. R. crossing, 450 yards; ditch
east from C. P. R. culvert, 300 feet, 2 feet by 3 feet by 1 foot.
Victoria Street, raised 18 inches, on an average, from Lee's to Gordon's, 250 yards, and
gravelled from Nicola Road to Masonic Hall, 650 yards; sidewalk bordered with rock
on ditch ; gravelled and rolled from Nicola Road to 1st Avenue, 3Q0 yards ; side of
drain paved with rock in front of Court House and Campbell's, average depth 1 foot;
ditch planked and paved, 90 feet, 4 feet wide; street cleaned and holes filled frpm Post
Office to H. B. store, 400 yards ; ditch, east from C. P. R. culvert, 300 feet, 2 inches
by 3 inches by 1 inch ; box drain across street cleaned.
Church Street, from east end to 1st Avenue, 350 feet; average width, 50 feet; cut, 3 feet;
average fill, 3 feet; from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue, 500 feet, 66 feet wide; average
cut, 2 feet, 150 feet in length; dry rock wall on north side, 180 feet; average height, 4
feet; ditch on south side, 580 feet; on north side, 500 feet. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 165
First Avenue, 900 feet graded and ditched on both sides; 250 feet gravelled, sidewalks
same as street; average cut, 18 inches; average fill, 18 inches.
Second Avenue, 200 feet graded, 60 feet wide.
Third Avenue,    630 ,, and ditched, 60 feet wide.
Nicola Road,       340 ,, „ 40        „ culverts placed;  average cut
and fill, 1 foot; box drains, 1st Avenue on Victoria Street, 1 foot by 3 feet by 40 feet;
culvert across gulch, head of 1st Avenue, 4 feet by 5 feet by 41 feet, walled up with
log* on both sides, filled in behind with rock ; ditch, from culvert down, walled with
slabs, filled with rock, paved with rock ; enclosed on each side by hand-rail ; 32 feet
hand-rail on west side ; from culvert up the gulch, 54 feet; drain paved with rock, and
rip-rapped on side, 435 feet; box drain across Church Street, 2 feet by 1 foot by 77 feet.
One box drain across sidewalk, Victoria Street, 10 inches by 12 inches by 12 feet.
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(lumber and nails for above furnished by Government); 1 underground drain, 12 inches
by 14 inches by 66 feet (lumber and nails furnished by James Mcintosh); 1 box drain
on alley between Armstrong's Hotel and McArthur & Co's store, 6 inches by 8 inches
by 30 feet (lumber and nails furnished by above-mentioned parties); open drain on 1st
Avenue, 256 feet by 2 feet wide, paved with rock on side, and planked with 2-inch
plank (material furnished by Bank of British Columbia, McCutcheon, and Gordon);
box drain at Post Office, from side hill to Victoria Street, 2| feet by 1 foot by 170 feet;
also ditch along side hill to drain, 60 feet (lumber and nails supplied by Indian Department); house drain at Court House grounds, 4 inches by 4 inches by 128 feet 2| inches.
Court House, flag-pole erected on Victoria Street; 3 hitching posts placed on street;
grounds graded and laid off in lawns, and trees planted; west side, 100 feet by 60 feet;
average cut and fill, 6 inches, 120 feet by 80 feet; average cut and fill, 10 inches.
Stable and Waggon House, 20 by 52 feet; sills, 6 by 6 inches; posts 4 by 6 inches by 14
feet; plates, 4 by 4 inches; rafters, 2 by 4 inches; purline plates, 2 by 4 inches;
purline posts, 4 by 4 inches; 1 box stall, 10 by 10 feet; 3 single stalls, 5£ by 10 feet;
harness room, 7 by 10 feet; floor of single stalls cobbled ; space between door and stalls
planked; 2 doors; 2 windows; staircase to loft; grain bin upstairs connected by
wooden boxes or conductors; hay feeding boxes in each stall; loft over the whole
building, 5-foot wall on sides, waggon room, 20 by 24 feet.
Gaol Grounds, levelled and laid down in lawns, and planted with trees; trees procured
from Notch Hill and planted on 1st Avenue, both sides; 250 feet on Victoria Street;
south side, 450 yards, and round 2 sides of triangle in front of Court House and Bank
of British Columbia.
Ashcroft School.
Fearn & Stoddart, Contractors, $800.
Supplied all labour and material, and erected a frame building, 20 feet by 34 feet, containing a school-room, 19 feet by 27| feet, and a hall or cloak room, 19 feet by 5 feet.
The building is enclosed with rustic siding, is lathed and plastered, painted two coats, and
is furnished with seats and desks. The contract included the erection of out-buildings
and the fencing of the lot, all in accordance with a general plan and specifications for
country school-houses.
Osoyoos District.
Trunk Road, Endrrby to Deep Creek.
Widened and straightened the road, ditched, put in new culverts, repaired old ones,
grubbed out roots, stumps, (fee, and gravelled 8 miles, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep. The
work was done in four contracts, viz. :— 166 Public Works Report. 1889
Section A —Pickering <fc Roberts, Contractors, $1,975.
B—Frank Hassard, „ 1,600.
C—Fredk. Heathcote, „ 2,080.
„        D—Moses Levar, „ 1,727.
Fencing School Grounds, Vernon.
Barnes & Morand, Contractors, $205.
Supplied materials and built a picket fence round an acre lot,  and  built a division fence
of close boards.
Lock-up, Okanagan Mission.
L. W. Patten, Contractor, $440.
Furnished all labour and materials and erected a lock-up containing two cells and a guardroom, in accordance with plans and specifications.
Trunk  Road, Sicamouse to Enderby—25 miles.
J. H. Montgomery, Foreman.
Gravelled 1190 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Corduroyed 339    „    14
Built 15 culverts, 14 feet by 3 feet by 1| feet.
Filled ruts and holes, cleaned out ditches, and made general improvements.
Trunk Road, Deep Creek to Vernon.
Louis Christian, Foreman.
Made miscellaneous general repairs.
Okanagan Mission Road.
Removed rocks and slides  between Vernon and  Postill Bros.' ranch, made repairs to
bridges and culverts, strengthened the Mission Bridge.
The Mission to Penticton.
Cleared out fallen timber and made general repairs.
Rock Creek Road.
O. F. Costerton, Foreman.
Made a new waggon road from Penticton Landing to connect with the Rock Creek Sleigh
Road.    Cost, $2,000.
Cherry Creek Road.
Louis Christian, Foreman.
Extended the road for a distance of 8 miles, and made repairs to the old road, consisting
of widening, grading, gravelling and putting in culverts and bridges.
Vernon and Coldstream Road.
Wm. Bailey, Foreman.
Gravelled main street, made necessary repairs, graded a road 4 miles in length to steamer
landing on Okanagan Lake.
Spallumcheen River Road.
Cleared out and widened in places as far as Mara Lake.
Made necessary repairs to the Swan Lake Road and to Salmon River Road. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 167
Lillooet District.
Fraser River  Bridge, Lillooet.
San Francisco Bridge Co., contractors, $16,380.
Arthur Stevenson, Superintendent.
Furnished all plant, labour and material, and erected a highway bridge over the Fraser
River near Lillooet. The extreme length of the bridge is 464 feet, composed of one
clear span of 339 feet 4 inches and a trestle approach of 125 feet, width of roadway
18 feet, capacity 1,000 lbs. per lineal foot in addition to the weight of the structure.
The design is a braced arch truss. The upper and lower chords are formed of solid and
massive timbers of red fir, abutting against cast iron shoes and blocks, separated by
vertical posts 12 x 12 and tied by wrought iron eye bars with pin connections, depth of
truss at pedestals 45 feet, at centre 20 feet, expansion and contraction are provided
for by hinges in each truss at the pedestal points and at the centre ; the lateral system
is braced and tied to withstand a storm pressure of from 150 to 200 lbs. per lineal
foot, and all counter and vibration rods are adjustable by means of sleeve nuts. The
pedestals of the span are footed in concrete masonry in the solid rock which forms the
banks of the river and are five feet above extreme high water line. The peculiar
advantage of the design is that the strain on both the upper and lower chords of the
truss is in compression, whereas in other forms of truss when one chord is in compression the other is in tension.
The erection of the bridge was completed by the contractors last February in a highly
satisfactory manner, and is reported to have remained perfect throughout the season
and to be of inestimable service to those who have occasion to cross the river.
Cayoosh Creek Road.
R. Terry, contractor, $1,950.
Forest cleared, 2 miles, 14 feet wide.
Close chopped 2     „      10       ,,
Graded 2     „      10
Made side-hill cutting and cribbed lower side where requisite and as specified.
Made necessary turn-outs.
Canoe Creek Road, Diversion.
Joseph Haller, Contractor, $2,600.
Forest cleared 4J miles, 20 feet wide.
Grubbed 4J    „       12      „
Graded 4§    „       12      „
Graded on side-hill cuts 14 feet wide.
Grade at turning points 25       ,,
Made one bridge 25 feet long.
Made culverts and ditches where requisite.
District Roads and Trails.
James Robertson, Foreman.
April—Graded   1,800 yards 3| feet  wide,  cleaned out slide rock,  filled  up washouts,
opened   water-courses  and   made   general   repairs to the  Marble Canyon Road; 26
miles.
May—Made general repairs on Marble Canyon, Dog Creek and Lillooet Roads.    Graded
1,800 yards 2 to 2£ feet wide; rocked 43 feet 1J feet wide, 3| feet deep; gravelled 300
yards 10 feet wide, 8 inches deep; made one bridge 12 feet by 14 feet by 4 feet of round
fir with hewed covering.
June—Repaired Marble Canyon Road through to the 22-mile post.    Removed rocks and
slides from Pavilion Mountain, and as far as Clinton.
Graded 950 yards, 3 feet wide. 168 Public Works Report. 1889
Gravelled 300 yards, 12 feet wide, 10 inches deep.
Made 3 culverts, 10 feet by 16 feet by 3 feet.
July—Repaired Dog Creek Road and trail, the roads on the west side of   the Fraser
River, the trail from Grinder's to Hartman's,  7 miles,  and from  Red Creek  towards
Lillooet, 4 miles.
Made two bridges, 12 feet by 12 feet by 3 feet.
August—Cleaned out burnt timber, brash and rocks, and did some light grading on Dog
Creek Road for 9 miles.
Repaired trail on west side of Fraser River for 20 miles.
Gravelled 120 yards, 12 feet wide, 16 inches deep.
Made a bridge, 10 feet by 14 feet by 4 feet.
Made 7 culverts, 16 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet.
September—Replaced four old bridges on  Dog Creek  Road by new structures; made a
culvert 12 feet by 5 feet by 3 feet; did some light grading for 5 miles; put up 32 guide
posts, 6 inches by 8 inches by 10 feet, barked and charred on bottom, on the Dog Creek
Mountain, placed 300 yards apart.
Made 1,960 yards of new trail and repaired the old trail from Empire Valley to Harper's
Ranch, Chilcotin.
October—Cleaned out the Mose Pigeon Road ; made 400 yards of new road 12 feet wide ;
repaired trail on the west side of the  Fraser River from  Chilcotin River to Lillooet;
changed line of road at Burnett's; made about two miles of new road; repaired Miller's
trail south of Lillooet; gravelled 350 yards, 10 feet wide, 12 inches deep; made 4 new
bridges.
Cariboo District.
Chilcotin Main Road.
Three-quarters of a mile of new road made; graded 10 feet wide, and the whole length of
road improved by widening in places, removing slides, <fec, <fec.
Chilcotin Road, via Chimney Creek.
Half-mile new road made up the hill on east side of the Fraser River, graded 9 feet wide;
100 feet cribbing, 3 to 4 feet high. On the west side of the river the road made last
season was widened, a bridge 20 feet long and 15 feet wide put in; f of mile new road,
graded 9 feet wide and cribbed. This road is now open for traffic from Chilcotin to the
main Waggon Road at the 150-Mile House.
Williams Lake Roads,
Leading in different directions, have all received necessary repairs.
St. Peter's Spring Road,
Which was commenced last year, has this season been made passable for waggons; two
new bridges, one 150 and the other 25 feet in length and 16 feet in width, put in; f of
a mile graded 10 feet wide, and the timber cut and cleared 3J miles.
Soda Creek to Hawk's Ranche,
Received necessary repairs in the Spring, but this Fall about 100 feet of the side-hill slid
into Soda Creek, carrying away the road, which necessitated the making of a short
piece of new road from Hawk (fe Collins' Mill to the main road.
The Soda Creek and Mud Lake Road
Has been much improved by grading and filling in. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 169
Quesnelle to Baker's Ranche.
A new piece of road, about 3 miles in length, has been made; timber cut and removed 30
feet wide, and graded for one mile.
Omineca Trail, from Quesnelle.
Timber removed and a new bridge constructed over Blackwater River.
Keithley Creek.
The trail from 150-Mile House to the Forks of Quesnelle, Keithley and Harvey Creeks
received usual attention. Timber was cut out and corduroys replaced, having been
destroyed in many places by forest fires, and Beaver Lake Bridge repaired.
The trail from Beaver Lake to Alexandria was also cleared of fallen timber.
The Main Trail from Barkerville to Grouse, Antler, Cunningham, Snowshoe, Harvey and
Keithley Creeks have all received attention, having been graded, corduroyed, bridges
repaired and other improvements made where most required. The trail is now in good
condition.
Mosquito, Hardscrabble and Sugar Creeks.
This road has been put in good condition for waggons as far as Mosquito Creek, beyond
which the Trail to Sugar Creek received necessary repairs.
Barkerville-Stanley, via Slough Creek,
Has been so improved by widening that nearly all traffic from below goes over it. Hereafter it will be unnecessary to maintain the old road over the mountain.
The trails centring at Stanley on Lightning Creek, and leading to Rushon, Nelson,
Slough and Peter's Creeks and to Burnes Mountain, have had the necessary attention.
The trail down Lowhee Creek has also been put in good condition to allow of quartz being
brought to the Reduction Works.
The Goat River Trail, as far as Bear Lake, having become blocked from forest fires, has
been cleared out and corduroy replaced in the worst places.
The foregoing represents the principal expenditures on roads, streets and bridges for the
season, although small sums have been expended on various roads and trails not enumerated in
the above.
Kootenay District—(Eastern Division)
Arch'd. Cameron, Foreman.
May—Repairing waggon Road, shovelling out spring slides, and clearing out of timber,
&c, from Lower Steamboat Landing to Canal Flat.
June—1st to 15th, general repairs on waggon road as above from Canal Flat to Wasa
Creek, 12 miles north from Fort Steele.
15th to 30th, construction of waggon road north from Steamboat Landing.
Forest cleared 3 miles, 24 feet wide.
Graded 1,408 yards, 12 feet wide.
Ditching 286 yards.
Built 2 bridges, 21 feet and 18 feet by 12 feet by 3 feet.
Made 5 culverts, 14 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet.
July—From Camp No. 2 to Washout Creek.
Forest cleared 6 miles, 24 feet wide.
Graded 4,708 yards, 12 feet wide.
Ditched 154 yards.
Built 3 bridges 9, 10, and 14 feet by 12 feet by 4 feet.
Made 924 yards corduroy, 12 feet wide. 170 Public Works Report. 1889
Made 6 culverts, 12 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet.
Nature of country, heavy timber.
Side grading from 1 to 5 feet.
August—From south of Washout Creek to Cedar Creek.
Forest cleared 5 miles and 496 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 2,772 yards, 12 feet wide.
Ditched 1,584 yards, 3 feet by 2J feet.
Built 1 bridge 63 feet by 12 feet by  10 feet, one crib in centre, 3 stringers, 12 inches
at small end.
Made 112 yards corduroy, 12 feet wide.
Nature of country, heavy timber, thick brush.
Side grading from 1 to 5 feet.
September—From Wash Creek to near Hot Spring Creek.
Forest cleared 3 miles and 1,210 yards, 24 feet wide-
Graded 5,368 yards, 12 feet wide
Built 2 bridges, one 40 feet by 12 feet by 5 feet ; one 14 feet by 12 feet by 3 feet.
Nature of country, heavy timber, thick brush.
Grading from 1 to 5 feet.
October—Making road from Golden, West.
Brush cleared 1 mile and 44 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 11,227 yards, 14 feet wide.
Ditched 198 yards, 3 feet by 2| feet.
Built 2 bridges, one 20 feet by 14 feet by 5 feet; one 7 feet by 14 feet by 2 feet.
Made 1 culvert 3 feet by 14 feet by 1 foot.
Clearing trail from north end of waggon road to Golden, 36 miles.
Cutting fallen timber, &c.
Waggon Road, Golden to Steamboat Landing.
Gravelling and repairing 1^ miles.
Waggon Road from Donald, East.
Opening up Tote Road, cutting and clearing out fallen timber between Donald and
Golden as far east as Blaeberry Bridge, 8 miles.
Waggon Road, Fort Steele to St. Eugene Mission.
Cutting out and grading 6 miles.
Pack Trails.
A trail has been opened from Carbonate Landing, Columbia River, towards McMurdo
District. From Carbonate Landing to First Summit the trail is cut through dense
timber for about half the distance, and with a fair amount of grading. Owing to bush
fires it was necessary to cut out this portion of the trail three times during the season.
To First Summit, 6 miles ; from First Summit to Crossing of North Fork of Spillma-
cheen River, 1\ miles ; heavy cutting and grading. From Crossing of North Fork to
Second Summit, dense timber and cut twice, owing to fires; distance, 1\ miles. In the
early season a trail leading up the Middle Fork was re-opened for a distance of 12 miles,
but when filled in by the fires a new and better trail was opened to the Cache on
Middle Fork, a distance of 12 miles from Second Summit. From this latter trail
branching about 2 miles from Second Summit, a trail was cut and graded up the South
Fork, about 6 miles in length, well cut and graded, and leading to Vermont or Deception
Creek     A good substantial bridge was also built across Middle Fork on this trail.
A trail was also cut up Copper Creek, 6 miles, through a very densely timbered and brushy
country.
Throughout the whole season it was necessary to keep men on the trails already cut out
owing to timber falling from the effects of the heavy fires which raged nearly throughout the whole season. 53 Vic. Public Works Report. 171
At the end of the season the trails were all open and in good order, and as all soft places
had been well corduroyed, miners had no difficulty in getting into and out of the
country.
A cattle trail has been opened from St. Eugene Mission to Cariboo Creek, en route to
Crawford's Bay, Kootenay Lake, a distance of 35| miles. Nature of work, swamping
out brush, clearing out timber, and making grades, (fee, 6 feet wide.
Porcupine Trail.
Clearing out and cutting fallen timber, 18 miles.
Elk River Trail.
General repairs on trail and on grade leading down to Steamboat Landing, Kootenay
River, 1 mile.
Crow's Nest Trail*
Clearing out fallen timber, &c.
Canyon Creek Trail.
Clearing out fallen timber and building one bridge—3| miles.
Bridges.
Bridging Spallumcheen River, near the Columbia River.
Starting at south end, approach 32 feet to centre of abutment; to centre of first pier 40
feet; Queen truss span 55 feet to centre second pier; to centre abutment, north side, 40
feet; 32 feet approach from north end.
Three girders throughout whole length of bridge; spruce, 12 inches square.
Corbels under girders on piers and abutments, 19 feet by 12 inches, by 12 inches.
Piers built of flatted spruce  10 feet from  face to face, sharp at each  end,  32 feet long
and 8 feet wide and 12 feet in height of cribbing.
Abutments 14 feet face, 16 feet back, 7 feet depth, with average height 6 feet.
Piers and abutments filled with stone to within 1 foot of top.
Flooring of round poles dubbed to 4 inches in thickness; length, 13 feet.
Good hand and guide rails of peeled poles, well braced, and having a drive way of 12 feet.
The whole work throughout is well done, and stood this season's high water well.
Golden Bridge.
Replacing pole flooring with 2 inch planks and general repairs to piers, &c.
Kootenay Bridge, Canal Flat.
Refilling some of the piers with rock.
Kootenay District ( Western Division).
Big Bend Trail.
Approach to Carne's Creek bridge repaired and one pier filled in with rock.
A bridge built across Downie Creek to replace the one swept away by a freshet,  220 feet
long, 5 feet wide, covered with split cedar 3 inches thick; railing 80 feet on each side;
span 60 feet in centre.
Slides shovelled out of trail.
Road from Revelstoke to Station.
Ruts filled in and about 1£ mile gravelled. 172
Public Works Report.
1889
Columbia River—Toad Mountain Trail.
Trail kept free from fallen timber;   852  feet of  bridging and   1287   feet  of corduroy
destroyed by fire rebuilt.
Nine miles of new trail constructed  from  Forty-Nine Creek to Nelson, and near ^ mile
waggon road from Nelson to steamer landing.
Bridge near Sproat's Landing, across low ground, 396 feet long, 6 feet wide—unfinished.
Hot Spring's Camp.
Five miles of trail widened and improved, and 5| miles of new trail constructed to connect
with the principal mines on the mountain.
Illicillewaet Road—8 Miles long.
This work was only partly carried out last Fall, the early appearance of snow necessitating
its suspension.     Work was recommenced on the 1st May and finished on the 6th June.
The bridges are all substantial structures, suitable for a waggon  road.    The  rOad has
been cut out and partly graded to a width of  14 feet.    The side hills, where steep, have
been graded from 3 to 5 feet wide.
1 bridge across North Fork, 128 feet long, 12 feet wide; 4 spans, 28 feet, 38 feet, 32 feet
and 30 feet; 3 piers, diamond shaped, filled with rock,  22  feet by 8 feet, with guard
rails.    The piers are bolted together with | drift bolts.
bridge, 30 feet long, 12 feet wide.
55      „      '   12
25 „ 12       „
26 „ 12 „
12 „ 12 „
38 „ 12 „
across North Fork, 92  feet long, 12  feet wide; east  span  52  feet,  west span
40 feet; one diamond shaped pier, 22 feet by 8 feet, filled with rock and securely bolted
with | drift bolts; 3 stringers, very heavy, of spruce; cedar covering, secured with
large guard rails. 172a
FORESTRY  INSPECTOR'S  REPORT.
TIMBER   STATISTICS.
Number of Mills,
and where situated.
Daily
Capacity.
Timber, Leases.
Royalty.
Name.
Location.
Date.
Term
of
Years.
Acreage.
Rental.
Remarks.
Crown
Lands.
Patented
Lands.
Timber
Lease.
Timber
Limits.
Private
Property.
Total.
Moodyville Saw-Mill Company	
1, New Westminster District ...
105,000
65,000
30,000
110,000
50,000
40,000
35,000
25,000
70,000
200,000
25,000
32,000
12,000
30,000
75,000
15,000
20,000
7,000
1st January,
11th     ,,
28th November
6th February,
10th January,
16th March,
16th January,
12th February,
7th October,
15th March,
30th November
10th June,
8th February,
16th March,
7th October,
6th February,
10th June,
10th Novembei
27th January,
27th November
2nd May,
18th June,
3rd February,
16th January,
18th June,
9th January,
1st February,
7th October,
16th March,
3rd February,
10th August,
1870
1875
1884
1886
1888
1888
1889
1889
1889
1886
1886
1887
1888
1888
1889
1886
1887
, 1887
1888
, 1889
1889
1887
1888
1889
18S6
1879
1876
1889
1888
1888
1889
21
21
20
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
5
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
30
21
21
21
21
20
21
21
21
21
30
11,410
10,162
1,947
7,825
1,433
800
2,669
2,872
3,707
8,216
3,220
2,301
1,360
1,467
2,239
6,971
3,652
8,353
1,482
1,690
18,210
2,500
3,749
1,882
1,380
7,069
787
906
8,312
23,600
9,280
$ 114 10
101 62
97 36
391 25
71 65
40 00
266 90
287 20
370 70
410 80
161 00
116 05
68 00
73 35
223 90
348 55
182 60
417 65
74 10
169 00
1,821 00
125 00
187 45
188 20
69 00
70 69
7 87
90 60
415 60
1,180 00
928 00
3,226,673
6,466,540
913,433
10,605,640
$ 5,302 82
"
New Westminster       ,,     	
New Westminster and Coast Districts ....
New Westminster District	
2,493,648
7,259,043
3,245,104
12,997,795
6,800 73
Royal City Planing Mills Company	
Sayward                       ,	
1,198,791
678,266
2,125,217
4,002,264
2,001 04
Coast and New Westminster Districts....
New Westminster District	
Sayward	
656,525
1,995,967
1,428,385
4,080,877
2,040 37
Coast and Sayward     ,,     	
Coast                            ,,	
318,431
5,762,929
6,081,360
3,040 68
1, New Westminster District...
lj     ,,             „                „       •■■■
1,206,720
1,206,720
603 36
McLaren-Ross Lumber Company, Limited
Mill nearly completed.
2, Yale.           	
Not in operation.
19th July,
1889
21
1,612
161 20
993,832
581,920
1,456,357
2,450,249
681,920
1,225 12
290 96
1, Port Moody	
6,000
8,000
12,000
3,000
35,000
1, Georgetown	
587,000
587,000
293 50
"
219,000
303,757
292,000
522,757
292,000
442,640
261 38
146 00
221 32
Exported.
442,640
50,000
16th March,
3rd February,
13th May,
1888
1890
1889
21
19
30
1,413
4,800
10,150
70 65
240 00
1,015 00
i
30,000
Approaching completion.
179,224
$9,956 93
10,718,460
16,399,806
16,733,872
$21,227 28
Victoria, B.C.,
January, 1890.
Licenses Issued :—Special, 35; General, 121.
E. J. SKINNER,
Forestry Inspector. 53 Vic.                                      Public Works Report.
173
TENDERS RECEIVED AND CONTRACTS AWARDED
DURING THE YEAR 1889.
Nature op Work.
Name of Tenderer.
Amount.
Award.
Victoria City District.
Fencing Government Grounds, James Bay	
A. J. Woodward	
$ 379 00
Awarded.
G. D. Roper  	
446 00
McKillican & Anderson ....
450 00
A. McLarty	
525 00
J. C. Blackett'	
595 00
Repairs to Government Buildings, James Bay ....
A. J. Woodward	
4,900 00
Awarded.
McKillican & Anderson	
5,400 00
Chas. Hayward  	
6,824 00
Bishop & Shearborne	
7,660 00
Janitor's Cottage and repairs to Central School .   .
7,770 00
2,794 00
Awarded.
Fullerton & Saville	
McKillican & Anderson ....
3,000 00
Thos. Elliott	
3,550 00
W. M. Ross :...
3,797 00
Improvement to Legislative Assembly Hall	
A. J. Woodward  	
3,350 00
Awarded.
W. M. Ross	
4,325 00
Conservatory at Government House	
Muirhead & Mann	
866 00
Awarded.
H. E. Munday  	
1,105 00
Charles Hayward	
1,274 00
W. M. Ross	
1,700 00
Juvenile Reformatory          	
W. M. Ross	
3,200 00
Awarded.
McKillican & Anderson ....
4,200 00
A. J. Woodward	
4,000 00
Chas. Hayward	
A. J. Woodward  	
1,283 00
1,350 00
McKillican & Anderson ....
1,475 00
Addition to Ward School Houses	
Thos. Elliott,              4 B'ld'g
3,000 00
Awarded.
A. J. Woodward,       1      ,,
1,000 00
Awarded.
P. Wilson,                   5     ,,
4,276 00
McKillican&And'son5     ,,
4,500 00
Chas. Hayward,        5     ,,
4,668 00
Bishop & Shearborne 5     ,,
5,250 00
H. Dowsett,                 1      „
725 00
Painting and Decorating House of Assembly  	
P. Sturdy* Son	
750 00
Awarded.
E. Harrison	
750 00
J. R. Gilmer	
1,000 00
R. Lettice	
400 00
Victoria District.
539 00
Richmond Road, repairs	
W. H. Snider	
150 00
Awarded.
J. Nicholson	
187 00
Gordon Head Road, repairs	
530 00
605 00
Awarded.
J. Nicholson	
Esquimalt District.
Wm. Pillips   	
450 00
Awarded.
A. H. Peatt	
467 00
»
A. D. White	
785 00 174
Public Works Report.
1889
Nature oe Work.
Cowichan District.
Chemainus River Bridge	
Cowichan River Bridge.
(travelling on the Beach Road
Gravelling on old Kokasailah Road .
Bremner & Hoosan's Road .
Larsen's Road .
Hoy's Cross Road.
Olney's Road	
Widening Trunk Road near W. Davie's
Bridge on Silver Mine Read	
Cameron Road Diversion and Bridge.
Gravelling Trunk Road (Jas. Evans' Section)
Name of Tenderer.
D.  McGillivray	
D. F. Adams	
F. F. C. McKinelly ..
Williams, West & Co.
D.  McGillivray	
D. F. Adams	
Williams. West & Co.
F. F. C. McKinnelly .
W. J. Shearing	
MeKean & Dougan  . .
R. S. Cavin ...
George Lewis. .
W. S. Smith . .
Godfrey Rogers
Robert Colvin .
Godfrey Rogers
W. S. Smith ..
R. S. Cavin ...
Thomas Colvin .
Godfrey Rogers.
A. Howie	
W7. S. Smith . . .
Robert Colvin	
A. Howie	
John Greig, jr	
Wm. Rivers, jr. . ..
Godfrey Rogers....
Samuel W. Handy .
George Lewis	
John Greig, jr	
Samuel W. Handy.
Arthur Nightingale
A. Howie	
John Greig, jr. . . .
Samuel W. Handy
Herd Bros	
Thos. P. Windsor	
Godfrey Rogers & Jos. Dougan
David Evans	
Samuel W. Handy	
George Lewis	
Godfrey Rogers & Jos. Dougan
W.J. Shearing	
E. E. Wood	
W. J. Taggart	
John Greig, jr	
Thomas Colvin	
Samuel W. Handy ..
Arthur Nightingale .
J. D. Cameron	
Godfrey Rogers & Jos. Dougan
Robert Colvin	
R. S. Cavin	
David Evans	
John Bell & James Evans. ..
Amount.
i 975 00
1,500 00
1,950 00
3,486 00
1,250 00
1,540 00
1,750 00
2.175 00
2,250 00
3,000 00
191 70
198 00
240 00
266 00
25 00
32 00
40 00
60 00
128 00
143 00
160 00
189 00
72 00
75 00
89 75
95 00
100 00
112 00
128 00
145 00
150 00
160 00
180 00
126 00
175 00
99 00
117 00
130 00
133 00
225 00
229 00
340 00
415 00
700 00
750 00
85 00
117 00
120 00
125 00
279 50
113 00
153 00
185 00
255 00
300 00
Award.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded. 53 Vic.
Public Works Report.
175
Nature op Work.
Cowichan District. —Continued.
Filling, &c, near Lomas'	
Cowichan River Road (high level)
Cowichan River Road and Kokasilah Junction.
Cowichan River Road, north side.
Comox District.
Road from Comox to the Union Mines
New Westminster District.
Court House, New Westminster	
Bridges over North Arm of Fraser River ,
(Design No. 1.)
(Design No. 2.)
Lillooet River Bridge
Temporary School-house, Vancouver
Name of Tenderer,
Amount.
Godfrey Rogers, Jos. Dougan
& Wrm. S. Smith	
David Evans	
George Lewis	
John Bell <fc James Evans...
Godfrey Rogers, Joseph Dougan k WTm. S. Smith	
R, S. Cavin	
John Devine	
E. B. McKay	
John Bell & James Evans .
Godfrey Rogers.
Philip Carvel. . .
John McLay ...
George Lewis. . .
Robert Colvin ..
George Lewis.
James Evans .
Joseph A. Fitzgerald .
Harrigan k Knox
Joseph Brown	
McKillican k Anderson
Turnbull k McKay....
E. Cook	
Moffatt k Reid	
Ackermau Bros	
A. W. Scoullar	
San Francisco Bridge Co... .
San Francisco Contracting Co,
D. F. Adams	
D. McGillivray	
San Francisco Bridge Co.
D. F. Adams	
D. McGillivray	
John Matheson
Peter Moore	
Murchie & Bonson
Samuel Edge	
James Ironside	
J. G. Garvin	
Bell & McKenzie	
Horrolin, Graham & Haldon.
Fraser & Ballson	
James Stanford	
Robertson k Hackett	
Joseph Dixon	
A. J. Nunmaker	
F. W. Young	
W. W. Tronan	
60 00
125 00
125 00
135 00
127 00
175 00
498 00
610 00
790 00
289 00
$277 & 43 00
320 k 40 00
450
65 00
194 00
335 00
1,070 00
1,203 00
18,850 00
20,766 00
18,875 00
19,937 00
21,466 00
19,665 00
21,613 00
Award.
27,500 00
29,637 00
34,500 00
34,894 00
26,500 00
27,500 00
26,212 00
477 00
850 00
854 00
477 00
415 00
475 00
620 00
647 00
720 00
725 00
757 00
823 00
868 00
880 00
949 00
Awarded.
Not Awarded
Awarded.
Not Awarded
Awarded,
Awarded.
Awarded. 176
Public Works Report.
1889
Nature of Work.
Name of Tenderer.
New Westminster District.—Continued.
False Creek School (wing)	
False Creek School (central portion)
Central School, Vancouver
Court House, Vancouver
Asylum Works	
West Side School, New Westminster
Bridge at Elgin, Mud Bay	
Otter School-house.
Trenant School .
Road west side of Hastings Park .
James Ironside	
Jos. Dixon	
A. McNeill	
Horrolin, Graham k Haldon.
Geo. Fraser	
A. J. Nunmaker	
M. Jackson 	
Freeman k Aikroyd	
W. A. Rannie.
W. Kennedy . .
G. McFarland.
R. F. Perry ...
Sumas and Chilliwhack Trunk Road, gravelling.
Yale District,
School-house at Ashcroft	
Fence, Vernon School site	
Gravelling Spallumcheen Road, Section A
Section B	
Turnbull & Co.
J. M. Fox
Saul & Wait . .
Turnbull & Co.
E. Cooke	
W. Turnbull & Co	
Burns & Bell	
McKillican & Anderson.
Smith & Mcintosh	
H. F. Keefer	
Archibald Bros.
L. G. Tidy....
F. McRae	
Wm. McBride.
A. McLennan .
R. Shortreed. .
Levi Hopkins..
W. J. Best....
Amount.
J. B. Elliott.
L. G. Tidy..
Geo. Walker
Connaher k Muir ...
Boyd & Clandenning
Barton & McDonald.
S. Toop, per chain.
F. W. Bennett, '    ,,
A. Cruiekshank, ,,
H. Toop, „
W. McDonald,
W. Chadsey, ,,
Fearn k Stoddart...
J. D. Ross	
P. Hoden	
G. Finney	
Barnes & Morand . ..
F. Hassard	
Piekering & Roberts
F. Hassard	
¥ 865 00
923 00
975 00
1,047 00
1,050 00
1,114 00
1,250 00
1,250 00
1,050 00
1,090 00
1,110 00
1,190 00
14,500 00
16,200 00
16,920 00
17,946 00
22,618 00
43,663 00
56,925 00
59,650 00
59,615 00
42,450 00
629 00
680 00
145 00
206 00
215 00
635 00
675 00
670 00
1,125 00
1,350 00
1,495 00
1,250 00
1,270 00
1,800 00
10 45
10 05
11 50
10 20
11 50
12 50
800 00
983 00
1,050 00
1,150 00
205 00
2,250 00
1,475 00
1,600 00
Award.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Withdrawn.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded.
Awarded. 53 Vic.
Public Works Report.
177
Nature of Work.
Name of Tenderer.
Amount.         Award.
Yale District.—Continued.
$2,611 00
2,080 00
1,727 00
2,600 00
440 00
475 00
575 00
665 00
1.950 OO
L. W. Patten  	
Thos. Heseron	
Lillooet District.
Cayoosh Creek Road, Section 1—two miles	
J. M. Young	
2,840 00    j
2,600 00    j Awarded.  53 Vic.
Public Works Report.
179
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