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 ANNUAL   REPORT
-OF   THE-
SUPERINTENDENT OP POLICE
-respecting the	
POLICE, PRISONS AND REFORMATORIES
-OF-
BRITISH  COLUMBIA
 FOR   THE-
YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER, 1898.
THE GOVERNMENTOF
THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VICTORIA, B. C. :
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. L 62 Vict. Police and Prisons Report. 1357
REPORT.
Brovincial Police Department,
Superintendent's Office,
January 9th,  1899.
The Honourable the Attorney-General,
Victoria.
Sir,—I have the honour to hand you herewith my Annual Beport upon the Police,
Brisons and Reformatories for the year ending October 31st, 1898.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
F. S. HUSSEY,
Superintendent.  62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1359
STATEMENT
SHEWING the offences for which prisoners were sentenced to imprisonment in the Provincial
Gaols during the years 1895-6-7 and 8, each year ending October 31st.
Offences.
Victoria.
New Westminster.
Nanaimo.
Kamloops.
Nelson.
1895
1896
1897
1898
1895
1
14
1
1896
3
3
3
1
2
1897
10
2
1
1898
6
5
1895
3
2
1
1896
1
2
8
1897
1898
1895
1896
1
1897
1898
1898
Abusive and obscene language	
i'
15
7
5
1
2
10
1
8
26
i
a
5
13
27
14
7
30
48
Breaches of Merchant Shipping- Act....
1
5
6
1
1
7
2
14
16
2
1
9
1
5
31
1
1
1
"i'
1
3
2
11          Game Laws	
1
1
2
4
2
1
2
6
3
2
3
1
3
1
4
7
1
2
1
1
i
5
3'
13
1
2'
2
4
1
1
2
1
1
3
i
3
Carrying unlawful weapon	
1
1
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
::::
i
1
1
Destroying and injuring property.   ...
2
3
13
1
1
13
2
1
9
2
3
8
1
30
77
"2
4
'5'
6
"2
4
2
1
24
69
"4
3
8
6
1
15
10
18
189
2
6
3
4
5
2
4
1
20
1
40
1
1
1
is
3
5
14
5
151
1
27
....
26
1
2
16
1
21
1
3
'29'
1::::
1
'37
2
1
3
2
42
3
1
1
1
76
1
4
1
1
1
15
Escaping from   and   obstructing   con-
1
3
6
1
"6
45
1
9
'57'
10
I
Fraud, or obtaining- money or goods by
3
10
4
3
|	
1
2
45
7
55'
i
43
|..8.
I "so"
3
1
1
17
1
3
4
si'
4
2
2
39
3
1
79
1
1
6
27
37'
2
5
4
21
1
48
i
28
64
Infraction of Indian Act 	
Inmates and frequenters of houses of
1
45
9
22
27
22
33
24
26
5
2
2
2
6
6
127
4
"i
2
■id
4
195
1
1
16
3
191
1
2
....
1
1
7
"2
3
4
95
12
2
5
3
9
4
1
15
2
132
1
1
8
8
1
117
2
3
a
114
2
2
2
7
4
115
8
12
5
■123
1
21
5
22
229
2
2
4
10
178
2
1
"l
13
252
Threatening and seditious language ...
Vagrancy	
4
6
2
20
264
2
12
10
3
188
"l9
3
77 1360
Police and Prisons Report.
1898
STATEMENT showing the offences for which prisoners were convicted and sentenced to
October
Victoria.
New
West'r.
Nanaimo
Kamloops.
Nelson.
Vancouver.
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ri
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5
13
71
18
1
m      felonious	
7
"78
1
31
3
8
"s
1
19
29
167
4
2S
30
48
9
2
5
7
43
2
2
39
1
74
3
m            Merchant Shipping Act	
59
8
1
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5
19
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
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10
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1
1
30
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1
15
1
1
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4
26
443
7
1
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6
2
15
10
1
21
3
7
46
11
7
1
1
76
4
1
1
4
2
2
24
1
3
13
3
183
4
81
Fraud ; obtaining- money or goods	
2
2
"i
3
3
61
70
46
16
1
"45
i
1
22
1
1
64
2
6
1
2
1
26
1
1
5
34
2
3
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
5
9
7
2
"7
1
5
2
7
40
1
1
8
3
8
4
119
16
6
191
5
50
19
3
77
2
7
15
252
1
12
377
3
5
*95
23
2
89
7
4
115
144
35
18
2
140
1,259
229
24
; Partial returns only. 62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1361
imprisonment in the Provincial Gaols and Lock-ups, and City Lock-ups, during the year ending
31st, 1898.
Vernon.
Grand
Forks.
Slocan
City.
d
3
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5
Sandon.
	
3
ri
c
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Midway.
Osoyoos
Fort.
Steele.
Kaslo.
Revelstoke.
Wellington.
Steveston.
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2
4
14
4
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14
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146
3
3
14
8
2
7
2
6
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7
12
6
1
10
4
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30
102
48
1
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1
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26
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1,210
	
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11
2
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316
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20
38
8
105
26
18
92
46
118
30
130
4
3,661
Records destroyed by fire. 1362
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Police and Prisons Report.
1363
The movements of prisoners in the gaols of the Province during the year ending October
31st, 1898, are summarised as follows ■—
Victoria.
41
287
New Westminster.
Nanaimo.
Kamloops.
Nelson.
62
177
22
117
27
231
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328
275
239
210
139
112
258
218
89
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Remaining in custody, October 31st, 1898 ....
53
29
40
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The  increase  in the number of prisoners on  31st October, 1898, as compared with the
number registered 31st October, 1897, is twenty-two.
Rules and Regulations for the Government of Provincial Gaols and Lockups in the Province of British Columbia.
1. The Warden shall have full charge at all times of the Gaol and prisoners, and he shall
be responsible for the custody and general care of the prisoners, and for the state and condition
of every part of the Gaol and its surroundings, and for the general administration of its affairs.
2. The Warden shall conform to the Rules and Regulations himself, and shall see that
they are strictly observed by the prisoners and by the officers employed in or about the Gaol.
3. The Assistant Gaolers and Guards, while inside the Gaol, shall be under the orders of
the Warden, or, in the event of his absence, of the officer in charge of the Gaol at the time,
and when the chain-gang is on the outside of the Gaol, the Senior Guard shall have control of
the guards and the prisoners.
4. Where there is no Warden, these Rules and Regulations shall apply to the officer in
charge of the Gaol or Lock-up, excepting as to punishment.
5. Upon the admission of a prisoner to the Gaol, he must be thoroughly searched in the
presence of a constable, and a list of all articles found on hirn entered into the Prisoners'
Effects Book, and all prisoners must be searched every evening before being locked up in their
cells, and the cells and beds must also be searched.
6. No visitors shall be allowed in the Gaol, or to speak to prisoners at any time, except
by permission of the officer in charge, and a Gaol official must be present at all interviews,
unless otherwise ordered.
7. The cells must be scrubbed and whitewashed every week, and the cell buckets every
day, and all other parts of the Gaol must at all times be kept in a perfectly clean condition.
Prisoners shall have a bath and clean underclothing whenever required, and not less than
once a week. All male prisoners, while undergoing sentence, shall have their hair cut as
close as necessary for the purposes of health and cleanliness.
8. The Gaoler may allow such prisoners as he thinks fit to be out in the gaol-yard an
hour and a half in the morning, and the same time in the afternoon. On Sundays and holidays all prisoners except those in solitary confinement, are to be allowed this privilege.
Prisoners shall not be allowed to promenade in the Gaol corridors without permission, and
then only on condition that strict silence be observed.
9. The Warden, or, if there be no Warden, the officer in charge of any prisoner, other
than a debtor, may place such irons on the prisoner as he may deem necessary for the preven- 1364 Police and Prisons Report. 1898
tion of escape, and the Senior Guard may refuse to allow any prisoner to go out in the chain-
gang nnless he is ironed to his satisfaction. Prisoners' irons must be carefully examined daily;
those of the chain-gang on leaving for work by the Senior Guard ; on return, by the officer in
charge of the Gaol at the time.
10. Any person who, in any way, interferes with the discipline of the Gaol shall be
excluded from the Gaol as a visitor.
11. The prisoners shall rise at 6:30 a.m. from April 1st to September 30th, and at 7
o'clock, a. m., from October 1st to March 31st, and will be allowed half an hour to wash and
dress themselves. In Victoria, New Westminster and Nanaimo Gaols, a guard must be on
the balcony before the cells are opened. The prisoners shall leave the Gaol for work at 7:30
a. m. in the summer time, returning at 5:30 p. in., and in the winter time at 8 o'clock, a. m ,
returning before dark.    One hour shall be allowed at noon for dinner.
12. Strict silence must be observed in the cells, and in all parts of the Gaol. No conversation between prisoners is allowed, except by special permission of the officer under whose
charge they are. Prisoners shall not be permitted to visit from one cell to another. No
marking or scratching the walls nor spitting upon the floor shall be allowed, and no lights
shall be allowed in any of the cells.
13. All prisoners before leaving their cells must fold their bedding and leave the same in
a tidy condition. Prisoners attending service in the Gaol chapel shall do so in an orderly
manner. Spitting on the floor, shuffling of the feet, or any unnecessary noise, is strictly
forbidden.
14. Under no condition whatever are prisoners to use oakum, rags or other material
liable to choke closet or drain pipes; nothing but paper regularly supplied will be allowed.
15. Prisoners not under sentence must in no way interfere with or otherwise attract the
attention of prisoners under sentence from their work within the Gaol.
16. All prisoners must obey the orders of any of the Gaol officers; those in the chain-
gang, while outside the Gaol, must obey the orders of any of the guards.
17. Every prisoner will find it to his interest at all times to conform to the Rules and
Regulations, and to carefully read them over; but if a prisoner is unable to read, they must
be read over or explained by an officer to him, on application at a reasonable time.
18. No punishments or deprivations shall be awarded to any prisoner except by the
Superintendent of Provincial Police, or in his absence by the Warden of the Gaol, or by a
Justice of the Peace, who shall have power to order deprivation for the following offences,
viz. :—
(1.) Disobedience of any of the Rules and Regulations of the Gaol:
(2.) Common assault on one prisoner by another:
(3.) Cursing or using profane language :
(4.) Indecent behaviour or language towards another prisoner or any officer of the Gaol,
or towards a visitor :
(5.) Idleness or negligence at work on the part of a prisoner sentenced to hard labour :
(6.) Refusing or neglect to keep himself or his cell in order :
(7.) Wilfully destroying or defacing the Gaol property :
(8.) Insubordination of any sort.
19. The punishment to be inflicted upon prisoners for any of the foregoing offences shall
not be other than the following:—
(1.) Solitary confinement in dark cells, with or without bedding, not to exceed six days
for any one offence, nor three days at any one time :
(2.)  Bread and water diet, full or half rations, combined or not with number one :
(3.) Cold water punishment, with the approval of the visiting physician.
20. The Gaoler, or officer in charge of the Gaol, shall have authority summarily to confine
any prisoner for misconduct in a solitary cell, or to place irons upon his hands and feet should
he find it necessary, such restraint not to extend over a longer period than is necessary to
bring the matter before the Superintendent of Provincial Police or the Warden of the Gaol,
or, in the event of their absence, before any Justice of the Peace.
21. There shall be kept at the Victoria Gaol, and at New Westminster, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Nelson Gaols, a conduct book, in which shall be kept a daily record of the conduct
and industry of every convicted prisoner confined therein, with the view to determining the
amount of remission of sentence to which such convicted prisoner may be entitled for good
conduct at the end of every month. 62 Vict. Police and Prisons Report. 1365
22. Every convicted prisoner sentenced to any of the above-named Gaols may earn a
remission of a portion of the time for which he is sentenced to be confined, viz.: five days for
every month during which he is exemplary in behaviour, industry and faithfulness, and does
not violate any of the prison rules.
23. Every such prisoner who commits any breach of the above Regulations shall, besides
any other penalty to which he is liable, be liable to forfeit the whole or any part of any remission which he has earned under Rule 22 of these Regulations.
Prisons'   Regulations  Act.
 o	
Scale of Dietaries for use in Provincial Gaols.
1. No beer or wine, or fermented or spirituous liquors of any kind, shall be allowed to
prisoners, or permitted within the Gaol, unless specially ordered by the Gaol Surgeon, such
order to be recorded in his Journal, together with the name of the prisoner for whom the
article is ordered.
2. No smoking shall be allowed, nor shall any tobacco be permitted in the Gaol, except
by order of the Gaol Surgeon, such order to be recorded in his Journal, together with the
name of the prisoner to whom the privilege is allowed.
3. No food of any kind shall be sold by any Gaol Officer to a prisoner, or by one prisoner
to another; nor shall any Gaol Officer have any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, in any
food, clothing or other articles supplied to the prisoners; nor shall any Gaol Officer, or any
member of his family, use any of the Gaol stores except for heating, lighting or cleaning the
house or quarters allotted to him.
4. The Gaol dietaries shall be divided into two scales, viz :—
(1.) For prisoners awaiting trial, or under sentence with hard labour for a term of
thirty days or under, where the labour is done in ordinary Gaol work.
(2.) For prisoners sentenced with bard labour for a term of over thirty days, and the
labour consists of cutting wood, breaking stones, or is extra-mural.
5. The dietary under the foregoing scale shall be as follows:—
Scale No. 1.
Breakfast.
One pint of gruel (made from oatmeal or Indian cornmeal) and eight ounces of bread
every morning.
Dinner.
Five ounces of cooked meat (without bone), eight ounces of bread, and eight ounces of
potatoes on three days of the week. Eight ounces of bread, one pound of potatoes, and one
pint of gruel on two days of the week. One pint of soup and eight ounces of bread on two
days of the week.
Supper.
One pint of gruel and eight ounces of bread every night.
Scale No. 2.
Breakfast.
One pint of gruel, eight ounces of bread, and one pint of pea coffee, sweetened with
molasses or brown sugar, every morning. 1366 Police and Prisons Report. 1898
Dinner.
Six ounces of cooked  meat (without bone), eight ounces of bread, and eight ounces of
potatoes on each day that hard labour is performed; otherwise Scale No. 1 to be followed.
One pint of gruel and eight ounces of bread every night.
Supper.
6. The oatmeal gruel shall contain two ounces of oatmeal to every pint of water, and the
Indian cornmeal gruel two and a quarter ounces to the pint; the soup shall contain three
ounces of cooked meat to the pint, and the usual quantity of vegetables, with pepper and salt.
Pork may be used once a week instead of beef, but one ounce less in weight must be given
than is named in the different scales; fish may also be substituted for beef once a week, in
which four ounces more must be given than is named in the different scales; and all prisoners
shall be allowed at their meals as much good water and salt as they desire.
7. Prisoners under the care of the Gaol Sugeon shall be allowed such diet as he may
direct, his instructions in this respect to be entered in his Journal for the guidance of the
Gaoler.
8. The food supplies shall be carefully weighed or measured when delivered out for use,
and the Gaoler shall enter the weight or quantity in the Account Book, and he shall exercise
the greatest care so as to insure that all food supplied to the prisoners shall be of good quality
and of the proper weight or measure.
9. The Gaoler shall receive and examine all articles of food and other supplies, and shall
carefully weigh or measure the same, and shall enter the weight or measurement, and the price,
in the Account Book.
10. The cooking of the food, and the washing of clothes and bedding, shall be done by a
prisoner or prisoners, under the supervision of the Gaoler.
Regulations   regarding  Visitors.
1. Visitors may be allowed to see prisoners under sentence on Saturdays, between the
hours of 1 and 4:30 p.m.
2. On Sundays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
3. Visitors may be allowed to see prisoners awaiting "trial" at any hour between 10 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. (excepting on Sunday, when Rule 2 must be followed), provided the business to
be transacted is of such importance.
4. No visitor shall be allowed in the Gaol or to speak with prisoners at any time, except
with the permission of the Officer in charge of the Gaol, and a Gaol Official must be present
at all interviews unless otherwise ordered.
5. No visitor shall be allowed to enter or remain in the Gaol at any other hours than
those specified, without the written permission of the Superintendent of Provincial Police or
the Warden of the Gaol.
6. All visitors are requested to make their visits as brief as possible. 62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1367
PROVINCIAL GAOL AT VICTORIA, B. C.
-:o:-
Report for the year ending October 31st,   1898.
1.—Official Staff.
Office.
Name.
Salary per Annum.
R. F. John	
11,256
912
816
816
912
2nd Guard	
J. H. Mason	
816
762
240
Hon. J. S. Helmcken, M. D	
400
2.—Statement "A."
Number of prisoners remaining in custody 31st October, 1897        41
n ii received during the year    287
Total
328
3.—Statement "B."
A return of the names, ages, callings and crimes of prisoners who died in the Gaol during the
year ending 31st October, 1898.
Name.
Age.
Nationality.
Residence.
Crime.
Cause.
Date.  .
Jensen, Harry	
27
English   ....
Victoria ....
Theft
Congestion of brain.
Dec. 5th, 1897.
4.—Statement "C."
Offenders pardoned during the year—one, E. J. Walton. 1368 Police and Prisons Report. 1898
5.—Statement "D."
Discharged from prison on expiration of sentence  174
ii               ii    Court of Assize and Speedy Trials Court  6
n               ii    Provincial Police Court  11
ii           on payment of fine  16
ii           on finding sureties to keep the peace  3
ii           conviction quashed  1
ii           by pardon, 1 ; by death, 1 ; on bail, 1       3
ii           temporarily insane       4
Transferred to B. C. Penitentiary  7
ii          Insane Asylum  3
ii          Juvenile Reformatory          9
ii          other Gaols  6
n           Naval authorities  8
ii           sea going vessels  23
Remaining in custody 31st October, 1898       53
6.—Statement "E."
Number of prisoners in custody 31st October, 1897  41
u ..        1898  53
ii ii        received during the year  287
Daily average number of prisoners  50.75
Cost, keep of each prisoner, food and clothing per diem  11 cents.
ii ii including salaries and all expenses  58     n
Number of cells in Gaol, 75, and 5 dark cells.
Greatest number of prisoners confined in Gaol on any one day  66
Lowest number  32
7.—Statement "F."—Tenders accepted for supplies.
Bread McMillan Bros.
Meat John Parker.
Groceries, soap, brooms, &c Erskine, Wall & Co.
Clothing, shoes and blankets A. G. McCandless.
Coal , Kingham & Co.
8.—Statement "G."—Receipts and Expenditures.
Receipts.
Amount received for keep of prisoners, Victoria City. $ 1,053 42
„             „                         ii                 Naval  1,200 99
ii             ii                         ii                 Provincial  252 15
n             ii            sale of broken stone  549 60
Credit for 740 yards stone for district roads . . ,  1,295 00
Total receipts   .$ 4,351  16
Provincial fines collected and paid to Supt. Hussey $ 80 00
City Police Court fines collected and paid to Clerk C. P. C  184 00
Cash on hand 31st October, 1898—iVt7. 62 Vict. Police and Prisons Report. 1369
Expenditures.
Bread ,. $ 687 92
Meat  472 93
Groceries, &o  466 58
Clothing and shoes  377 61
Bedding  255 40
Fuel  359 50
Light (gas)  333 80
Water  123 25
Medicines  62 70
Powder, fuse and tools  87 41
Lumber, lime, paint, oil and tar  61  65
Repairs and improvements  139 85
Miscellaneous accounts  344 63
3,773 23
Salaries      6,996 00
Grand total $10,769 23
9.—Statement "H."
Real estate and buildings, estimated value of $60,000 00
Stores, tools and furnishings      1,500 00
Crimes ivith which Prisoners received in the Gaol were charged.
Arson  1 Infraction Indian Act  29
Assault  15             ii         Public Morals By-law  2
ii     aggravated  . 6 Larceny ,  67
Attempted murder  3 Murder   5
ii          theft  2 Necessary witness  7
ii           suicide  2 Obtaining by false pretences  5
Breach Merchant Shipping Act  33 Perjury    ,  1
ii     Naval Discipline Act  47 Possession stolen property .  9
Breaking and entering  2 Practicing witchcraft  1
Burglary  1 Procuring  1
Carrying concealed weapon  1 Receiving stolen property  1
Contempt of Court  5 Refusing to pay fare  4
Creating a disturbance  3 Resisting peace officer  1
Damaging property  3 Threatening to do bodily harm  2
Drunk and disorderly  10 Unsound mind  8
Failing to provide for family  2 Vagrancy  5
Forgery  . 2                                                                                  	
Indecent exposure    , 1                   Total 287
Occupations of Prisoners.
Agent      4 Boilermaker  4
Baker  1 Butcher  2
Barber    2 Carpenter  2
Bartender     2 Chemist  1 1370
Police and Prisons Report.
1898
Clerk	
Cook	
Fisherman	
Occupations of Pri
      5
      8
      2
    10
      1
     4
      8
    16
ioners.—Concluded.
Oiler	
     2
      1
>*
      2
      1
      1
      1
Seamen, A. B. and O	
     5
    13
    53
Hostler   	
Labourer	
2
2
    51
Signalman  	
      1
      4
Lecturer    	
      1
Stoker	
Tailor	
      1
    27
      2
Musician	
British Columbia, Whites
ii                   Coloured  .
ii                   Half-breed
ii                   Indian
      5
      1
      2
      4
      2
      7
    20
Nalior
    13
2
      8
Total , .
.alities.
Norway and Sweden	
      1
      1
 287
    22
    28
    29
      5
    33
 100
    18
    14
Religious Dt
    74
    29
Italy	
      3
      3
Other countries	
      9
'.nominations.
... ,      5
    87
     7
Methodist   	
Read and write  .
Read only	
    21
     7
Educe,
Mortal.
    57
 209
      2
    76
From 11 to 20 ye
ii    20 to 30
ii    30 to 40
„    40 to 50
Social Cc
    84
     7
Ha
    81
M
    36
 114
    70
   52
mditions.
Widows	
 195
     1
)its.
es.
,i    60 to 70     ,i     	
 206
     9
      3
,,    70 to 80     .1     	
     3 62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1371
Return showing the term of sentence passed on the convicted prisoners received in the
Victoria Gaol during the year ending October 31st, 1898.
Over month and under  95
ii    1 and under 2 months  22
..    2            „      3      „        42
3 months   38
4 „          9
6      „          17
2| years, transferred to B. C. Penitentiary. 1
5 ii                  ii                               ti 2
9 months
12
13
15
16
18
3 years, transferred to B. C. Penitentiary.
7      ii ii ii
1
10
1
3
1
1
2
2
Return showing the remission time earned by prisoners in the Victoria Gaol during the
year ended October 31st, 1899.
44 prisoners earned      5 days each.
20 „   15        „
4 „   25
2 i,   45
1 H   55        i,
23 prisoners earned  10 days each.
3 „   20
9 „   30        .1
1 „   50
1 ..  70
10 prisoners earned no remission.
Return showing the town or place from which prisoners were received in the Victoria
Gaol during the year ending October 31st, 1898.
Victoria City 158
Sea going vessels    33
Esquimalt District      7
The Islands      5
Other Districts      5
H. M. Ships  47
Victoria District  16
West Coast, VI  11
Skeena  5
Certified correct.
R. E. John, Warden. 1372
Police and Prisons Report.
1898
PROVINCIAL GAOL AT NEW WESTMINSTER.
Report for the Year ending October 31st, 1898.
1.—Official Staff.
Office.
Name.
Salary per Annum.
$1,200
912
Calbiek, G. A	
Lavell, M	
816
O'Connor, A	
Marshall, B	
912
762
762
Beatty, Mrs	
240
Walker, R. E., M. D	
400
2.—Statement "A."
Number of prisoners remaining in custody 31st October, 1897      62
ii n received during the year    177
3.—Statement "B."
A return of the names, ages, callings and crimes of prisoners who died in Gaol during the
year ending October 31st, 1898.—None.
4.—Statement "C."
Discharged from prison on expiration of sentence  112
ii               ii    Supreme Court    6
ii              ii    County Court Judge's Criminal Court  15
ii              ii    Provincial Police Court   8
n          on payment of fine  4
Transferred to Penitentiary  28
ii                Lunatic Asylum  4
Escaped prisoners  1
Discharged from City Police Court  26
ii          on bail  3
Remaining in custody 31st October, 1898  29
5.—Statement "D."
Offenders pardoned during the year  2 62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1373
6.—Statement "E.':
Average number of prisoners per month  	
ii ii ii day	
Number of prisoners confined October 31st, 1897	
ii it it 1898	
Total number received during the year	
.   46
.   45.85
.   62
.   29
.177
7.—Statement "F."—Receipts and Expenditure.
Receipts.
Amount received for keep of prisoners $397.75
Amount of fines,  forfeitures and cash received (full particulars in detail, shewing how
money has been disposed of):—
Date.
Name.
Offence.
Amount.
To Whom Paid.
November 1st,
December 13th,
»         10th,
1897
1898
189S
Abbott, W. J	
Strawmeyer, A	
Pat, Indian	
Eickhoff	
Kelly, Ed	
$122 50
195 50
25 00
59 25
26 50
D. Robson.
W. H. B.-Webster.
January 3rd,
February 7th,
Selling liquor	
Vagrant	
City of New Westminster
December 10th,    1897
35 00
5 00
September 17th,   1898
Cash on hand October 31st, 1898.—Ml.
Expenditure.
Food   	
Clothing    	
Salaries of officers . . .
Miscellaneous repairs
Bedding	
Hospital stores	
Fuel and light	
Repairs to buildings .
£1,442 43
141 27
5,874 77
135 71
1 20
134 47
846 09
155 07
£8,731 01
Keep of each prisoner for food and clothing per day. .
ii ii       including salaries and expenses
9| cents.
52 1374 Police and Prisons Report. 1898
8.—Statemet "G."—Tenders accepted for supplies.
Bread  A. L. Lavery.
Meat  Reichenbach & Co.
Groceries  T. S. Annandale.
Coal, wood, etc  Gilley & Rogers.
Fish  J. R. Benson.
Boots and shoes  E. W. Johnson.
Milk  J. Fleger.
Livery  D. H. Miller.
Drugs    Curtis & Co.
Clothing    J. E. Phillips.
9.—Statement " H."—Value of Prison Property.
Real estate and buildings $50,000
Stores and tools, etc      1,000
Certified correct.
W. G. Armstrong,
Warden. 62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1375
PROVINCIAL GAOL AT NANAIMO.
Report for th.e year ending October 31st, 1898.
1.—Official Staff.
Office.
Name.
Salary per Annum.
$1,140 00
912 00
3rd       it              	
Vernon W. Stewart	
720 00
2nd             n            	
762 00
762 00
L. T. Davis, M.D	
400 00
2.—Statement "A."
Number of prisoners remaining in custody October 31st, 1897     ....     22
ii received during the year    117
3.—Statement "B."
A return of the names, ages, callings, and crimes of prisoners who died in Gaol during the
year ending October 31st, 1898.
Name.
Claus, J. C
Age.
Calling.
Country.
Crime.
37
Farmer.
Belgium.
Murder.
Date of Death.
August 13th, 1898.    (Committed suicide.)
4.—Statement " C."
Discharged from prison on expiration of sentence  67
ii                    Supreme Court  3
ii                    County Court Judge's Criminal Court  5
n                    Provincial Police Court  2
ii         on payment of fine  20
Transferred to Penitentiary  7
ii               Lunatic Asylum  4
n                Reformatory ,  1
n               Victoria Gaol ,  1
ii               Naval authorities  1
Remaining in custody October 31st, 1898  27 1376 Police and Prisons Report. 1898
5.—Statement " D."
Offenders pardoned during the year    None.
6.—Statement "E."
Average number of prisoners per month      33
n                           ii                day ,  21
Number of prisoners confined on October 31st, 1897  22
„                        .,                      n           1898  27
Total number received during the year  117
7.—Statement " P."—Receipts and Expenditures.
Receipts.
Amount received for keep of prisoners    Nil.
Fines and forfeitures, paid to the Government Agent    .... $1,768 00
Cash on hand October 31st, 1898       Nit.
Exp>enditure.
Food  $ 745 04
Water  87 95
Sundries  171  94
Fuel and light  211  58
Clothing  243  95
Hospital stores  22 15
Salaries of officers  4,696 00
Tools and repairs  52  95
New buildings, etc  263 50
'o">
Total    $6,495 06
Keep of each prisoner for food and clothing per day   131 cents.
ii ii including salaries and expenses    87        n
8.—Statement " G."—Tenders accepted for supplies.
Bread           J. Rowbotham.
Groceries    James Hirst.
Coal    Thompson & Co.
Beef    Hemans & Walmsley.
Boots and shoes     E. Hughes.
Teaming    J. Gamier.
9.—Statement "H."—Value of Prison property.
Real estate and buildings $25,250 00
Stores and tools, etc      2,963 00
Certified correct,
William Stewart,
Gaoler. 62 Vict.
Police and Prisons Report.
1377
PROVINCIAL GAOL AT  KAMLOOPS.
Report for the year ending October 31st, 1898.
1.—Official Staff.
Office.
Name.
Salary per Annum.
Gaoler	
Norfolk, W. J  	
$1,200 00
840 00
840 00
900 00
Guard	
Dupont, A. P	
Wade, M. S., M.D	
780 00
780 00
Paid by fees.
2.—Statement A.
Number of prisoners remaining in custody 31st October, 1897      27
n received during the year    231
3.—Statement " B."
A return of the names, ages, callings, and crimes of prisoners who died in Gaol during
the year ending October 31st, 1898 ,    None.
4.—Statement "C."
Discharged from prison on expiration of sentence  137
ii                    Supreme Court ,  4
ii                    County Court Judge's Criminal Court  2
ii                    Provincial Police Court  11
ii                   City Police Court  7
ii          on payment of fine  35
ii          temporarily insane  1
ii                 ii            destitute  3
Transferred to Penitentiary ...     11
ii               Lunatic Asylum , ,  4
ii                Vancouver  1
Escaped  2
Remaining in custody 31st October, 1898  40 1378 Police and Prisons Report. 1898
5.—Statement "D."
Offenders pardoned during the year    None.
6.—Statement "E."
Average number of prisoners per month      51
ii ii day      33.6
Number of prisoners in confinement 31st October, 1897      27
m 1898      40
Total number received during the year  231
7.—Statement "F."—Receipts and Expenditure.
Receipts.
Amount received for keep of prisoners . $ 64  15
Amount of fines, forfeitures, and cash received (full particulars in detail, showing how
money has been disposed of).
A. McDonald, escape, forfeiture        2 55
Sale of apples ,  50
Provincial Police Court fines    413 35
Total $481  15
Paid Government Agent $481  15
Cash on hand 31st October, 1898    Nil.
Expenditure.
Food $ 1,550 43
Clothing  749 73
Sundries  129  23
Water  180 00
New buildings and repairs  3,547 31
Bedding  128 91
Hospital stores  149 36
Salaries of officers  5,714 80
Fuel and light  843 62
Gaol supplies, mattresses, stoves, hardware, etc  1,270 32
Total , $14,263 71
Keep of each prisoner for food and clothing per day  18.8 cents.
ii ii including salaries and expenses   $1  17
8.—Statement " G."—Tenders accepted for supplies.
Clothing , Hudson's Bay Co.
Groceries , Beaton & Co.
Bread Allister Thompson.
Meat J. R. Hull & Co.
Tinware Shotton & Mead.
Drugs G. T. Mallory.
Wood  Geo. Coburn.
Coal Thos. Hornby. 62 Vict. Police and Prisons Report. 1379
9.—Statement " H."—Value of Prison Property.
Real estate and buildings $19,000 00
Stores and tools, etc         1,989 00
Horses         150 00
Certified correct.
J. R. Vicars,
Warden. 1380
Police and Peisons Report.
1898
PROVINCIAL GAOL AT NELSON.
Report for the year ending October 31st, 1898.
1.—Official Staff.
Office.
Name.
Salary per Annum.
N. Fitzstubbs	
$1,200
2nd      //      	
840
3rd       *      	
840
2nd     „     	
P. M. C. Crosskill	
780
2.—Statement "A."
Number of prisoners remaining in custody 31st October, 1897
Number of prisoners received during the year	
89
3.—Statement " B."
A return of the ages, callings and names of prisoners who died in Gaol during the year
ending 31st October, 1898 :—
Name.
Age.
Country.
Calling.
Crime.
Date of death.
John Davis, alias Sullivan, alias
Doyle.
30
United States.
Labourer.
Murder.
April 22nd, 1898.—Executed.
4.—Statement "C."
Discharged from prison on expiration of sentence    47
ii               n    Supreme Court     2
,,               n    Provincial Police Court    6
ii           on payment of fine  3
ii           temporarily insane  1
Transferred to Penitentiary    1
ii                 Lunatic Asylum  3
Executed  1
Remaining in custody 31st October, 1898  25 62 Vict. Police and Prisons Report. 1381
5.—Statement "D."
Offenders pardoned during the year None.
6.—Statement " E."
Average number of prisoners per month  20.2
day  20.3
Number of prisoners in confinement 31st October, 1898    25
Total number received during the year  89
7.—Statement " F."—Receipts and Expenditure.
Amount received for keep of prisoners $10 50
Paid to Government Agent    10 00
Casli on hand 31st October, 1898  50
Expenditure.
Food    $   658 14
Hospital stores  41 80
Fuel  748 70
Bedding and clothing  558 74
Salaries, officers  3,525 00
Light  117 00
Total $5,649  38
Keep of each prisoner for food and clothing per day 21.9 cents.
n ii       including salaries and expenses    $1.27
8.—Statement "G."—Tenders for Supplies.
Bread     R. G. Joy.
Coal Gamble <fe Reilly.
Beef Farley & Simpson.
Groceries, etc Hudson's Bay Co.
No tenders for clothing and bedding; bought as required, at cheapest rate.
9.—Statement " H."—Value of Prison Property.
Real estate and buildings (cost of buildings) $15,881  75
Stores and tools, etc :         925 00
Certified correct.
N. Fitzstubbs,
Warden.
F. S. Hussey, Esq.,
Superintendent of Provincial Police, &c, Victoria. 1382
Police and Prisons Report.
1898
JUVENILE REFORMATORY, VICTORIA.
Time Table shewing how Prisoners' time is employed.
7 a.m.—Breakfast at the table. As each boy finishes his breakfast he proceeds upstairs
to the lavatory and empties his cell pail and washes, stripped to the waist, each in turn ; he
shakes out his blankets and rolls them up.
Each boy has then allotted to him the task, spelling, which will keep him occupied in his
cell whilst the Superintendent is absent at breakfast.
8 to 9:30.—Learning lessons in cells.
The Warden of the Gaol is informed of the departure of the Superintendent by signal on
electric bell.
9:30.—Superintendent returns and conducts prayers, boys reading aloud in turn verse by
verse of Psalms or Proverbs.
10 to 10:30.—Repeating lessons learned in cells.
10:30 to 11:45.—Arithmetic class.
12 noon.—Dinner.
Interval for exercise and recreation in the yard.
2 to 4 P. M.—Afternoon school, writing in copy-books, dictation.
4 to 4:45 p.m.—Interval.    Quiet amusement in school-room, sometimes a run in the yard.
5 p.m.—Supper.
5:30 p.m.—Boys go to cells with reading books. Superintendent leaves, returning in the
evening.
Two prisoners are told off each day to do the necessary scrubbing, sweeping, etc., and to
lay the table for meals, remove chairs from school to dining-room, remove ashes from stove,
carry in coal from yard, and generally to do all necessary work.
Statement showing the names and particulars of prisoners confined in the Juvenile Reformatory, Victoria, during the year ending October 31st, 1898.
Name.
Varty, George	
Donaldson, John .   .
McDowall, Nathaniel
Medina, Vivian	
Roscamp, Cornelius .
Longpre, Joseph
Longpre, Hector
Ferris, Charles  	
Mcintosh, James
Davey, John	
Ohlsen, William	
Emery, Guy	
Earle, Albert	
Archibald, M. B .
Dick, Albert  	
Ohlsen, William	
Ohlsen, Fred	
Emery, Guy	
Emery, Harold	
Brown, Robert 	
Ferguson, William ...
Duncan, George ....
Hansen, Fred	
Coles, Edwin	
Age.
Years.
15
17
15
16
16
13
11
13
15
14
14
10
12
14
11
15
12
10
8
13
10
11
12
13
District.
Nanaimo
Victoria
Vancouver
Victoria ..
Vernon . ..
Victoria ..
Vancouver,
Nanaimo
Victoria .
Offence.
Burglary  	
Possession stolen property.
Burglary and possession...
Stealing
Attempted theft.
Stealing    	
Using profane language
Unlawful possession ....
Stealing	
Housebreaking and theft .
Theft	
Using a catapult
Date of
Commitment.
24th Aug.
3rd Dee.,
7th Dec.,
4th Jan.,
21st Jan.,
25th March,
3rd June,
7th Sept.,
9th Sept.,
30th Sept.,
1897
1898
6th Oct.
Sentence.
months,
month.
months.
month.
months.
years,
months.
years,
months.
14 days.
Reg. E. Hanson, Superintendent.
VICTORIA, B.C.:
Printed by Richard Wolfendkn, Printer to the Queen's Moat Excellent Majesty.
1899.

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