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REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON CHARGES PREFERRED AGAINST CAPTAIN N. FITZSTUBBS. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1895

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 58 Vict. Royal Commission—Captain Fitzstubbs. 497
REPORT  OF  ROYAL  COMMISSION
ON   CHARGES   PREFERRED   AGAINST
CAPTAIN   N.   FITZSTUBBS.
The Law Courts,
Victoria, 29th Sept., 1894.
Sir,—I have the honour to enclose herewith my report on the matter submitted for my
decision in the Royal Commission of the 4th September instant, for the consideration of His
Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, to whose attention I ask leave to commend it.
And have the honour to remain,
Sir,
Your obedient, humble servant,
Henry P. Pellew Crease,
Commissioner.
To the Honourable Colonel Baker,
Provincial Secretary of B. C.
Nelson, Kootenay,  10th September, 1894.
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Sir,—In pursuance of the Royal Commission under the Great Seal, to me directed on the
4th day of December, 1894, to enquire into and report to the Lieutenant-Governor upon certain
charges made by Mr. John Sanderson, foreman on the Government trail between Nakusp and
Slocan, against Captain N. Fitzstubbs, of Nelson, Assistant Commissioner of Lands and
Works, and Stipendiary Magistrate of British Columbia, and more particularly specified in
such Commission, I have the.honour to report as follows :—
The Commission was opened before me at the Court House, Nelson, on Saturday, the Sth
September, 1894, in the presence of the parties to the complaint, who, together with the
witnesses summoned on the occasion, were duly examined under oath in open Court upon all
and singular the matters and things in such Commission contained.
The evidence of Captain N. Fitzstubbs was clear, open, and complete, leaving no part of
his actions and motives in the premises unexplained.
The general evidence, however, occurring in the midst of a busy assize, was too lengthy to
admit of a particular abstract for a report. A careful perusal of it, however, shews very
clearly, as complainant frankly admitted, that the first charge was made entirely en revanche
for the adverse official report upon the complainant's works, and consequent suggestion of
liability for some of the excess in expenditure contained in the second. When that point wag
disposed of, the interest in pressing the first immediately weakened, 498
Royal Commission—Captain Fitzstubbs.
1894
The investigation before me nevertheless continued, and was thorough and complete in
every matter embraced in the Commission, to which I beg leave to refer.
From a consideration of the whole case I am of opinion and find that, while there was
irregularity in the mode of charging the amount, the work it represented was honestly done
and paid for on Government account and for Government work. There was consequently no
culpability in the officer impugned, but an error of judgment, from which, in my opinion, he
should be exonerated.
All of which is respectfully submitted by
Your obedient servant,
Henry P. Pellew Crease,
Commissioner.
victoria, b. c. :
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
1894.

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