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 REPORT
OF   THE
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF LANDS AND WORKS
OF   THE   PROVINCE   OF
BRITrSH   COLUMBIA,
FOR  THE
YEAR   ENDING   31ST   DECEMBER
1888.
VICTORIA : Printed by Richard Wolfbndbn, Government Printer,
at the Government Printing Office, James' Bay. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 108
REPORT
OF   THE
CHIEF   COMMISSIONER   OF   LANDS   AND   WORKS,
1888.
To    the   Honourable    Hugh    Nelson,    Lieutenant-Governor   of   the. Province  of   British
Columbia.
May it please your Honour:
Herewith   I   beg   respectfully   to   submit  the   Annua]   Report   of  my   Department,  in
compliance with the provisions of the Public Works Acts.
F. G. VERNON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and   Works.
Lands and  Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 81st December, 1888. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 105
REPORT.
Victoria City District.
Law Courts.
A. J. Smith, Contractor.
The construction of this building, which has progressed slowly during the past year, has
at last been brought to a completion, and it will soon be ready for occupation.
Concrete Walks round the Law Courts.
G-. Petherick <fe Son, Contractors, $1,025.
Provided all labour and material, and constructed a substantial concrete sidewalk round
the building, in conformity with plans and specifications.
Fittings for Law Courts.
Chas. Hayward, Contractor, $1,834.
To construct and fit up in the Court rooms. Judges' benches, Registrars' desks, witness
boxes, prisoners' dock, lawyers' desks, office tables, jury platforms, seats for the public,
<fcc., &c, in accordance with plans and specifications.
Repairs to the Public Schools.
Thos. R Mitchell, Contractor, $283.
To stop the cracks and kalsomine the walls and ceiling of the hall in the High School.
To paint the wood-work in the corridors and halls of the Boys' School, and repair the
doors and roof. To kalsomine the Johnson Street Ward School, and paint the building
inside and out in two-coat work, repair the fence, &c, &c. To repair the plaster, stop
the cracks, and kalsomine the James Bay Ward School, repair blackboard, and to paint
the interior wood-work two coats. To provide all requisites, and to put up a veranda
in front of the building.    To replace all broken glass in the windows of the buildings.
Addition to Central School, Girls' Division.
J. P. Elford, Contractor, $4,398.
To furnish all labour and material required for the erection and completion of a two-story
brick building upon a stone foundation.
The building is 38 feet by 60 feet, and consists of four class-rooms, two on each floor;
each room is 26 feet by 35 feet, with lofty ceilings. 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 extends up 4 feet high.
There are suitable halls on each floor fitted with hat and cloak hooks. A small reception
room has been provided on the ground floor for the convenience of the principal and
visitors. The upper story, which is reached by connection with the stairway of the old
building, can be used as a large assembly hall or separated into two class-rooms by
means of a petition which slides up into the attic. 106 Public Works Report. 1888
School Desks.
G. Robertson, Contractor.
To  furnish   and  set  up  in  the schools  where  required, Stahlschmidt & Co.'s improved
" Favourite " seat folding school desks at the rate of $5.50 for each desk, and $4.25 for
rear seats.
The new school buildings in Victoria, Victoria West, Vancouver, and New Westminster
have been furnished with these desks.
The  Government  Buildings, James  Bay, have been cared   for,  but no  repairs  of  any
importance have been made.
Government House has been repaired inside and out; the exterior walls have been colour
washed and painted ;  new  sills and ventilators  have been put in the basement where
necessary ; gas has been laid on, and other improvements effected.    The grounds have
been much improved.
Victoria and Esquimalt Districts.
The cylinder piers of Point Ellice bridge have been tarred, and the superstructure screwed
u.p and painted with metalic oxide paint.
The Gorge bridge has also been painted and cared for.
A tow path has been built round the Gorge, by means of which boats can be taken through
at any stage of the tide.
Craigflower and Colquitz bridges have been placed in good repair.
Victoria District.
St. Charles Street, Construction.
F. Lakin, Contractor, $387.50.
Graded 500 yards 24 feet wide
Crowned 500    ,,      15 inches high.
Ditched 1,000    „      2 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Gravelled 500    „      9       „          8           „
Box culvert, 10 inches by 10 inches by 24 feet.
Garbally   Steet.
P Gilligan, Contractor, $135.
Grubbed 346 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 346 ' „       20       „
Crowned 346    „       15 inches.
Culvert, 12 inches by 18 inches by 30 feet.
Two box drains, 6 inches by 12 inches by 30 feet.
West Saanich Road, Repairs.
W. H. Snider, Contractor, $400.
Gravelled 770 yards, 8 feet wide, 7 inches deep.
Cleaned out ditches and re-formed roadway.
Hagan's Bridge,  West  Saanich Road.
W. H. Snider, Contractor, $375.
Constructed a new bridge 143 feet long, composed of five spans of 25 feet each, and one 52 Vict. Public Works Repotrt. 107
span of 18 feet, formed with five bents, each having four posts secured to sills and caps
with iron dowells, four stringers, floored with 3-inch plank, 16 feet long, and provided
with a strong hand-railing.
Saanich Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
April—Macadamized  1,000 yards, 11  feet wide, and  9 inches deep, backed on each side.
May—Macadamized   400 yards,   11  feet  wide,  9  inches deep;   blasted rock  on  Topaze
Avenue for rock crusher.
June—Blasted rock on Topaze Avenue and Saanich Road for rock crusher.
July—Blasted rock for rock crusher.
October—Macadamized 75 yards, 15 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Glendekning's Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
November—Graded 180 yards, 14 feet wide.
Carey's Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
June—Graded 850 yards, 17 feet wide.
Made 3 culverts, 17 feet by 2 feet by 15 inches.
July;—Graded 100 yards, 16 feet wide.
Made I cul vert, 16 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot.
Saanich-Burnside Cross-road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Graded 360 yards, 14 feet wide.
„       375    „      16
Cadboro Bay Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Made general repairs.
Gordon Head Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Made general repairs with gravel, cleared ditches, and repaired culverts.
King's Cross-road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Graded 320 yards, 18 feet wide.
Made 1 culvert 18 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.
November—Made tail drains to culverts.
Tyndall Avenue.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Grubbed 120 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 120     „     18
Cordova Bay Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
September—Grubbed and widened roadway, and made general repairs with gravel.
Made 2 culverts, 15 feet by 2 feet by 12 inches. 108 Public Works Report. 1888
Moss Street.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
September—Filled holes with gravel.
Foul Bay Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
September—Made thorough repairs with gravel.
Made 2 culverts of 2-inch plank, 16 feet by 12 inches by 12 inches.
Gorge Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
September—Macadamized 700 yards, 10 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
■    Brush removed on each side of roadway.
October—Macadamized 50 yards, 12 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Garbally  Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
October—Macadamized 120 yards, 11 feet wide, 9 inches deep.
Quadra Sreet.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
October—Macadamized 220 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep
Edmonton Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
October—Gravelled 200 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Cleared ditches.
Mount Tolmie Cross-road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
October—Cleared ditches.
Made and  placed in position at  Government  House grounds, a  box drain of 2-inch
plank, 180 feet long and 10 inches square, inside measurement.
Telegraph Bay Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Re-graded and ditched 880 yards, 14 feet wide.
Gravelled 880 yards, 7 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
New West Road, Lake District.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Graded 300 yards, 18 feet wide.
Gravelled     600     ,,       8        ,,        6 inches deep.
Made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 2 feet by 12 inches.
November—Holes filled in and covered with gravel.
Holden's Cross-road, South Saanich.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
July—Forest cleared 180 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 230    „       12
Made 1 culvert, 16 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 109
Davis' Cross-road, South Saakich.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Forest cleared 100 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 120     „      16
Gravelled 120     ,,        8        „        6 inches deep.
Corduroyed 100     „      16        „
Made approaches to main road.
West Road, North Saanich.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
August—Made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 2 feet by 12 inches.
General repairs.
Wain's Cross-road, North Saanich.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
November—Cleared ditches.
East Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
November—Holes filled with gravel.
West Road.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
November—Broke and removed rock.
McHcgh's Cross-road, South Saanich.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
November—Forest cleared 240 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 240     „     14
Mount Newton Cross-road, South Saanich.
Julius Brethour, Superintendent.
November—Repaired and replaced culverts.
Esquimalt District.
Public School, Victoria West.
Thos. Elliott, Contractor, $1,175.
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,
&c.; two separate entrances, map pulleys, blackboards of matched and glued cedar, all
round the school-room; patent transom lifters, (fee, &c.; painted in two-coat work
throughout; also fenced lots and erected outbuildings. 110 Public Works Report. 1888
Public School, East Sooke.
John McDowell, Contractor,
Supplied all labour and material and erected a frame building enclosed with rustic siding,
lathed and plastered, painted two coats, and furnished with seats and desks.
Public School, Rocky Point.
John McDowell, Contractor, $640.
Erected a building similar to that at East Sooke.
Bef.cher Bay-Sooke Road.
A. H. Peatt, Contractor, $629.
Forest cleared 1,963 yards, 20 feet wide.
Grubbed 1,963     „     12
Graded 1,963     „      12        „
Made culverts and ditches where required.
Road to "C" Battery Barracks.
S. Morrow, Foreman.
February, March, and April.
Forest cleared 700 ya
ds
25 feet w
ide.
Graded             700
20
Macadamized   125
10
11
6 inches deep.
Gravelled          100
10
10
475
10
12
125
10
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7
Built a bridge 116 feet long, 16 feet wide, 16 feet high.
Made 1 culvert 20 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.
„      1      „      30       „      2      „      18      „
„      1      „      20       „      lfootbyl2      „
Made embankment 25 yards long, 23 feet wide, and 4J feet high.
Made 160 feet of cribbing, 4 feet .high.
Blasted 20 yards, 5 feet wide, 4 feet deep.
Sooke Road.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
February and April.
Repaired stringer in Swamp Bridge.
Put in new stringer, 50 feet long, 10 inches square.
Sooke Road, near Throupe's and Murray's Farm.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
August and September.
Forest cleared 300 yards, 8 feet wide.
Graded 300    „     17
Lengthened 2 culverts, 17 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches, 6 feet deep.
Ditched 300 yards, 2 feet wide, 1 foot deep.
Removed stones from 100 yards of road bed.
Sooke Road, West of Naylor's Hill.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
August and September.
Forest cleared 125 yards, 8 feet wide.
Graded 125    „     17
Made 1 culvert, 17 feet by 3 feet by 12 inches. 52 Vict. Publtc Works Report. Ill
Beecher Bay-Sooke Road.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
June and July.
Laid out and staked 1,963 yards of new road.
Built 1  bridge 294 feet long,   11^ feet wide,   15 feet high; stringers, 10 by   12 inch
sawn lumber; spans 25 feet long, 3 stringers to each span; posts, red fir, round timber;
sills and mud-blocks of cedar; caps 12 inches by 12 inches, 14 feet long, flattened on
two sides; sway-braces 2 by 6-inch lumber; flooring 3 inch sawn plank; hand-rail, &c.
Made 20 feet of cribbing 5 feet high.
Metchosin Road.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
June and July—Repaired two culverts and filled in ruts and holes.
Duke's Road, Albert Head.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
August and September.
Graded 63 yards, 12 feet wide.
Made 1 culvert, 15 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.
Albert Head Road.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
August and September.
Deepened 100 yards of ditch.
Removed trees and brush.
Made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.
Metchosin Road, from Albert Head to Peers' Road.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
October—Gravelled 70 yards, 11 feet wide 6 inches deep.
Cleared 100 yards of ditch, and re-formed road.
Made 5 culverts, 20 feet by 2| feet by 18 inches; red fir logs; covering 4-inch split cedar.
Millstream Road, from Wale's to North of Lime-kiln.
Samuel Morrow, Foreman.
August and September.
Made general repairs to 1 \ miles of road.
Made 2 culverts, 15 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.
Rocky Point Road.
Edward Vine, Foreman.
August—Forest cleared 158 yards 18 feet wide.
Graded 600    „     18        „
Made 4 culverts 18 feet by 2 feet by 2| feet.
Made general repairs over 455 yards.
Battersby's Road.
Edward Vine, Foreman.
August—Gravelled 20 yards.
Made general repairs from main road to Battersby's fence.
Made 2 stone culverts 18 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
Made 100 yards of cribbing 2 feet high, with stone.
Made 34 yards of cribbing 2| feet high, with logs. 112 Public Works Report. 1888
Victoria and Esquimalt Trunk Road.
William Graham, Engineer and Foreman, in charge of stream driller and rock crusher.
Blasted out 1,500 cubic yards of rock on the line of Elizabeth  Street,  Victoria  West,
which prepares the street for grading.
Broke up and crushed 1,500 yards of rock into fine macadam.
Thomas Anderson, Foreman.
Re-formed the grade of the road from Point Ellice Bridge 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 along the road to Esquimalt.
Cowichan District.
Road from McPherson's Station to the Trunk Road.
Robert Colvin, Contractor for Section A,
Joseph Dougan,        ,, „       B and C, $547.
Forest cleared 5,632 yards, 20 feet wide.
Close chopped 5,632     „      14        „
Graded 5,632     „     12
Ditched where necessary.
Made 9 culverts, 14 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet.
.,    2      „        14   „ 6   „ 3   „
Silver Mine Road, Extension.
S. W. Handy, Contractor, $139.
Forest cleared 1,452 yards, 16 feet wide.
Close chopped 1,452     „      10        „
Graded 1,452     „      10
Made necessary ditches and culverts.
Made a bridge 25 feet long, 14 feet wide and 4 feet high.
Bench Road from Corfield's to McPherson's.
Geo. Lewis, Contractor, $66,
Gravelled 309 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
"A" Road Party.
Peter McLennan, Foreman.
January to April—Made general repairs and kept roads open in Shawnigan District.
May—Kept roads open, and  made rough survey of Wilder's and   Woodruff's (Whiskey
Point) Road.
July—Constructed a new road from Wilder's, at Mill Bay, to Geo. Woodruff's—distance
about | of a mile—8 feet wide, graded 14  to  16  feet wide, and forest cleared the
entire distance.
Made general repairs on part of Mill Bay Road, to Cobble Hill. 52 Vict. Public: Works Report. 113
Mill Bay Road.
August—Graded 770 yards, 12 feet wide.
Gravelled 162      ,,        9 „ 6 inches deep.
Ditched 398     „
Filled in     22 yards, 2 feet deep, 15 inches wide.
20     „      1        „ 10
Excavated 33     „      4        „ 16 ,,
Made 3 culverts, 15 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches.
„     1        „        18   „ 3 feet     by 15      „
Hopkins' Road.
Graded   540 yards, 12 feet wide.
„       744     „      10
Ditched   81      „
Made 5 culverts, 15 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches.
Handy's Road.
Raised  Handy's  Bridge  4  feet  7   inches  at the south end, and 5 feet at the north end ;
cribbed and filled both ends.
Graded 70 yards, 8 feet wide.
Made 1 culvert, 12 feet by 10 inches by 12 inches, of cedar logs, covered with split cedar.
Ditched 20 yards.
Mill Road.
Gravelled 38 yards, 8 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Ditched 120     „
Renewed 6 culverts, 14 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot.
Trunk Road, near Nelson's.
September—Forest cleared 600 yards, 24 feet wide.
Graded 600     „      12
Excavated 26     „        2 feet deep.
Filled in 15     „        2        „ 15 feet wide.
., i6     »       3        »,        15        „
McMillan's and Taggart's Road.
Constructed a bridge 20 feet long, 14 feet wide, 4 feet high.
Constructed a bridge 18        ,,        14        „ 4        „        each having 4 cedar stringers
and covered with split cedar.
Made 4 culverts of cedar, 15 feet by 1^ feet by 1 foot.
Graded   160 yards, 12 feet wide.
Ditched 210     „        3        „ by 1 foot deep.
Kelly's Road.
Ditched 940 yards, 3 feet wide by 1 foot deep.
Made 1 culvert, 15 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot.
Silver Mine Road.
October—Made 1 culvert, 15 feet by 2 feet by 18 inches.
„      7      „       15   ,,       18 inches by 12 inches, all of cedar logs, covered with
split cedar.
Filled 20 yards on old culverts, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Graded   14 yards, 12 feet wide, ditched on upper side.
Ditched 55     „       3        „ by 1 foot deep.
Made general repairs. 114 Public Works Report. 1888
Mill Bay Road.
October—Gravelled 756 yards, 9 feet wide, 0 inches deep.
Ditched 66     „      3        „       12
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road (from James Dougan's to Cobble Hill).
October- Gravelled 60 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Made 80 yards of ditch, 3 feet wide, 12 inches deep.
,,        2 culverts, 15 feet by 18 inches by 12 inches.
November—Graded 72 yards, 12 feet wide.
Gravelled 60     „       9        „ 6 inches deep.
Ditched 79     „       3        „ 1 foot deep.
"C" Road Party.
A. Blyth, Foreman.
May—Kept Flats-Kokasailah and Glenora Roads open for traffic.
Flats-Kokasaila h Road.
June—Made an approach to the Railway Station.
Grubbed and graded 200 yards, 12 feet wide.
Gravelled 230 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
July—Repaired bridge near Ryan's and made general repairs to road.
Widened entrance to Love's Road and made repairs.
Glenora Road—Deviation near Blyth's.
August—Forest cleared 700 yards, 20 feet wide.
Grubbed 650     „      12
Graded 650     „      12        „
Built abutments for bridge and got out timber for same.
September—Forest cleared 200 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 250     „      12
Completed bridge 70  feet long,   14 feet wide and  17 feet high, having 4 stringers, 2
bents, 3-inch plank covering and hand-rail.
Made  1  culvert,  12 feet by 6 feet by 1 foot, at "Robertson's Flat," and 10 yards of
corduroy 10 feet wide.
Brushed 205 yards and raised same 12 inches.
Blyth's to Devine's.
September—Gravelled 20 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Made 1 culvert, 14 feet by 12 inches by 12 inches.
Repaired bridge on Marshall's Road.
Flats-Kokasailah Road.
October—Gravelled 700 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep
Gravelled 70     „     9 6
Glenora Road.
October—Filled in approaches to bridge on deviation near Blyth's and connected same
with old road north-west of Blyth's.
Gravelled 65 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Made tail-drain to connect with culvert north-west of Blyth's, 180 yards long, 2 feet
wide, 2 feet deep and 6 inches wide at bottom. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 115
Extension to Button Trail.
October—Forest cleared 1,342 yards, 14 feet wide.
Graded 1,342     „       6
Constructed   1  bridge,  24 feet long, 10 feet wide, having 3 cedar stringers, 2 mud-sills,
and cedar covering.
All logs and brush chopped and cleared l,o62 yards by 14 feet,  to  bridge  over  Button
Creek.
Cowichan River Road.
October—Forest cleared 135 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 55     „     12
November—Forest cleared 500 yards, 20 feet wide.
Grubbed and graded        495     ,,     12        ,,
"D" Road Party.
George Lewis, Foreman.
March—Filled washout at Upper Kokasailah Bridge.
Removed slides on Beach Road.
May and June—Removed  slides,  filled   in  cribbing and  ditched   1£  miles  on   Victoria-
Nanaimo Trunk Road.
Colvin Bros.' Road. !
Forest cleared 1| miles, 20 feet wide.
Rounded up and ditched 500 yards.
Gravelled 200 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Constructed a bridge 25 feet long, 14 feet wide, 8 feet high.
Made 4 culverts, 14 feet by 18 inches by 16 inches.
Made general repairs over 2 miles.
Bench Road—Corfield's to McPherson's.
July—Rounded up 310 yards.
Ditched 240 yards.
Kokasailah Road.
July—Ditched 240 yards, 3 feet wide, 1 foot deep.
Graded 309      „      12 to 14 feet wide.
Constructed 1 bridge, 40 feet long, 16 feet wide and 8 feet high, 1  centre bent, cribbed
both ends 40 and   20  feet,  4  cedar stringers 14 inches in diameter, covering 3-inch
plank, hand-rail of scantling braced 8 feet apart.
Made 1 culvert, 14 feet by 16 inches by 18 inches, covered with split cedar.
Phipp's Road.
August;—Gravelled 120 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Kokasailah Road.
Gravelled 300 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Made general repairs from Upper Kokasailah Bridge to Blyth's Road, near the station.
Constructed a new bridge near Tarlton's,  22 feet long,   14 feet wide,  4 feet high,
stringers 12 by 16-inch cedar, covering 4-inch split cedar, cribbed 37 feet, and filled
approaches to bridge.
Cut down Tarlton's Hill 3 feet and filled in at bottom.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road—-Pimbury's to H. Davie's, Somenos.
October and November—Removed hill east of Duncan's Station and re-formed grade.
Widened road to 18 and 20 feet from Duncan's gate to railway track.
Gravelled road through town-site at Duncan's Station. 116 Public Works Report. 1888
Thain's to Sooke Lake.
November—Filled in approach to Findley's Bridge, south of Shawnigan Lake.
Repaired 1 culvert.
Removed overhanging brush and cleared off new  growth of small  trees and brush  in
several places.
Made general repairs over 16 miles of road.
"G" Road Party.
John Bell, Foreman.
Cowichan Lake Road.
March— Repaired bridge near Robinson (fe Payne's farm ; constructed 1 bridge 36 feet
long, 13 feet wide, and 5 feet high. The bridge is built of cedar logs 18 inches in
diameter, covered with split cedar.
"H" Road Party,
J. P. Windsor, Foreman.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road, Somenos to Chemainus.
January, April and May—Kept road open.
August—Forest cleared 250 yards,  18 feet wide; gravelled 400 yards, 9 feet wide, 5
inches deep.
September, October — Constructed a new bridge north of Chemainus 50 feet long, 12 feet
wide, and 5 feet high ; stringers, 4 in number, 12 inches diameter, flattened on upper
side ; sills,  12-in. x 14-in. ; sills to bent,  12-in. x 14-in. ; cap, 12-in. x 18-in. ; posts,
10-in. x. 10-in. ; all cedar timbers.
Repaired  the covering  to old bridge near the new one, and filled in the holes in road
between bridge and Railway Station.
From Chemainus to Davie's.
October—Graded 200 yards, 16 feet wide.
Rounded up 320 yards, 16 feet wide.
Filled with gravel the holes in 4 miles of road.
Repaired covering on bridge near Millar's.
Cleaned ditches and made general repairs.
Made 4 culverts, 15 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot, covered two with split cedar and two with
3-in. plank.
From Somenos to Chemainus.
November—Filled holes in road with gravel, and made general repairs from Stratford's to
H. Davie's.
"I" Road Party.
Cowichan Lake Road.
Charles Jordan, Foreman.
June—Graded 753 yards, 8 feet wide.
Brushed and ditched 753 yards.
Made 53 yards of corduroy 11 feet wide, covered with earth and ditched on both sides.
General repairs removing roots, large stones and stumps ; brushed and filled over 6f
miles of road.
Made 14 culverts, 12 feet by 12 inches by 12 inches, covered with split cedar 4 inches
thick.
July—Graded 2 miles, 10 feet wide.
Made general repairs over 10 miles of road, inclusive of grading. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 117
Made 20 yards of corduroy 10 feet wide.
Renewed and lengthened bridge, near D. Currie's,  15 feet; covered  new portion  with
split cedar 4 inches thick ; sill put in at one end,  and  3 new stringers of  cedar  12
inches diameter.
Re-covered 12 foot bridge near Robinson's Creek with 4-inch split cedar.
Made 4 culverts, 12 feet by 12 inches by 12 inches.
Made 1 culvert,   12       „      24       „ 12    „
"J" Road Party.
George Jones, Foreman.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road, Sooke Lake to Thain's.
March—Re-built  bridge at Rock Creek  60 feet long,  12 feet wide, 10 feet high ; three
stringers 12 inches by 12 inches.
Filled in approach to bridge, etc.
Made 2 culverts, 14 feet by 5 feet by 2 feet, of split cedar, ribbed and pinned.
"L" Road Party.
James Evans, Foreman.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road, Comiaken to Somenos.
June—Graded 160 yards, 16 feet wide.
Gravelled      300      ,,        9 „ 6 inches deep.
Ditched        340     „
Made general repairs over two miles of road.
From Pimbury's  Bridge (Comiaken) to Somenos.
July—Gravelled 220 yards, 9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Made 1 culvert 28 feet by 18 inches by 18 inches.
„      1      „      16      „      12 „       12      „
„      general repairs over one mile of road.
From Somenos to Stratford's Crossing, and Pimbury's to Somenos.
September—Graded 120 yards, 18 feet wide.
Graded 150     „      20
Gravelled 120      „        9 ,, 6 inches deep.
Made general repairs over two and one-half miles of road.
November—Filled in holes and soft places on part of section between  Quamichan (near
Mr. Lorn as') and D. Holmes'.
Quamichan Lake Outlet.
James Evans, Foreman.
September—Blasted rock and cleared outlet to Lake.
October—Cleaned out and deepened       ,, „
The work consisted chiefly of blasting rock and making ditches.
November—Deepened ditch leading from Lake for a distance of 300 yards.
Blasted 150 yards of rock 4 feet wide, 2 feet deep.
Bridge Party.
James Boal, Foreman.
January—Got out timber for culvert near Comiaken Ranch Trunk Road.
February—Cleared road to Kokasailah Station, and repaired bridge on Flats, Kokasailah
Road.
March—Cleared out logs from bridge near  Mr. Corfield's, and  repaired bridge on Trunk
Road, near Mr. J. T. Williams'; also, repaired Cowichan wharf. 118 Public Works Report. 1888
July—Put in a new stringer, 12 inches diameter, in bridge,  near Mr. Thos. Williams, on
the Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road.
Put a new bent under Clem-clemaluts Bridge ; and made general repairs thereto.
Cowichan Wharf.
September—Got out piles; repaired split cap at head of wharf, and removed freight-shed.
October—Put on 3,000 feet of covering.
Put up new hand-rail >iear head.
Completed driving piles ; made general repairs.
Victoria-Nanaimo Trunk Road—Corfield's to Pimbury's.
October—Partly renewed two large culverts, and rocks thrown in to prevent wash-outs.
Repaired  bridge  near Flats, Kokasailah  Road, and rocks thrown in holes at south end
to prevent wash-outs.
Filled in holes and gravelled part of remainder of roads.
November—Made general repairs, and filled in holes with gravel.
Drove piles at end of   bridge on road to Railway Station, and filled in boughs and stones
to prevent bank from cutting.
Salt Spring Island.
Joel Broadwell, Foreman.
Pottinger's Road.
May and August—Made 3,330 yards of sleigh road, 10 feet wide.
Graded 88 yards, 12 feet wide.
Removed fallen timber and filled in wash-outs.
Booth's Road.
May and August—Graded 66 yards, 12 feet wide.
Filled in wash-outs and removed fallen timber.
September—Graded 88 yards, 12 feet wide.
Beddis' Road.
September—Made 2,640 yards of sleigh road, 12 feet wide.
Graded 1,760 yards, 10 feet wide.
Burgoyne Bay Road.
September—Graded 440 yards, 12 feet wide.
Made 3 culverts, 14 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet.
Ganges Harbour Road.
September—Graded 154 yards, 12 feet wide.
Repaired 1 bridge
Made repairs to 9 miles of road.
Fredison's Road.
September—Repaired three bridges. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 11;
Mouat's Road.
October—Forest cleared 374 yards, 24 feet wide.
Made 1 bridge 14 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 4 feet high ; principal timbers of 12 to
18-inch cedar, covered with split cedar ; cribbed at each end and filled in with clay
and gravel.
Road from Wharf to Lake.
October—Gravelled 132 yards, 8 feet wide, 8 inches deep.
Made 1 culvert, 14 feet by 5 feet by 2 feet, of cedar timbers.
Made general repairs to road from wharf to lake.
Beaver Point Road.
Henry Ruckle, Foreman.
June—Forest cleared 47 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 117     „     12
Gravelled 6     „       9        ,,        6 inches deep.
Made 15 yards of corduroy, 14 feet wide.
,,     1 culvert, 14 feet by 5 feet by 14 inches.
„     1 bridge 21 feet long, 14 feet wide, 3 feet high.
„     1      .,      30        „ 14        „ 4|     „
Stringers,   14 inches in diameter,  bark  taken  off,  covered with split cedar; made a
culvert in the centre 2 feet wide, 1 foot deep.
Made 1 bridge, 102 feet long, 14 feet wide, 4| feet high over a swamp, having heavy
pine stringers laid on cedar supports and covered with split cedar.
Repaired the bridge  at the head of Fulford  Harbour; put in 2 mud-sills of cedar 22
feet long,  20 inches wide,  12 inches thick; posts of cedar 12 inches in diameter,
mortised into sills and caps, and well braced to support bridge in place of the pier
which was washed out.
July—Forest cleared 400 yards, 18 feet wide.
Graded 440     „     12
Gravelled 30     ,,       9        ,,        6 inches deep.
Made 1 bridge 33 feet long, 14 feet wide, 4 feet high, constructed with 2 heavy pine
stringers, covered with split cedar.
Burgoyne Bay Road.
George Furness, Foreman.
August—Graded 972 yards, 15 feet wide.
Gravelled 842     „        9        ,,        6 inches deep.
September—Graded 321 yards, 15 feet wide.
Gravelled 130     „        9 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Made 4 culverts, 25 feet by 9 feet by 3 feet, of cedar timber.
Alberni District.
Lock-up.
Edmund Gill, Contractor,
Furnished all material and erected a building  15 feet by  23 feet, containing two cells
each 7 feet by 10 feet, and a guard-room 11 feet by 14 feet.
The walls are of squared  logs laid  close and dovetailed  at the  corners, pointed inside
and out with lime mortar. 120 Public Works Report. 1888
The partitions are formed by layers of 2-inch by 4-inch scantling mill sized, laid'one over
the other, lapping joints, and securely spiked together. The floors and ceiling are laid
with the same kind of scantling set on edge and side nailed ; an ordinary shingle
roof covers the building ; strong doors with good fastenings are provided and ventilation
secured.
Sproat River Bridge.
Ingram & Leeson, Contractors, $400.
This bridge, which is built on Sproat River, near the outlet to Sproat Lake, consists of
one Queen truss span of 84 feet, resting on crib abutment; the roadway is 12 feet
wide, supported by three stringers 12 inches by 14 inches, 90 feetHong, and is protected
by a strong hand-railing, at each end the approaches are fill in and graded to connect
with existing roads.
Sproat Lake Shore Road.
Robert Pinkerton, Contractor, $150.
Forest cleared 2,900 yards, 14 feet wide
Close Chopped 2,900     „      10
Graded 2,900     „      10
Ditched where necessary.
Built 3 bridges and put in all requisite culverts.
McCoy's Bridge.
Isaac Drink water, Contractor, $197.
Constructed a bridge 175 feet in length, similar to that built over the Kilsucksis River
last year, also built 100 feet of corduroy road.
Roger Creek Road.
M. Shaw, Contractor, $69.
Forest cleared 2,200 yards, 14 feet wide.
Close chopped 2,200     „      10
Graded 2,200     „      10
Made all necessary bridges, culverts and ditches.
Pinkerton's Road.
Robert Pinkerton, Contractor, $50.
Forest cleared 1,700 yards, 10 feet wide, close chopped and graded so as to be passable
for waggon traffic.
Road from Morfield's to Dunn's.
Geo. Compton, Contractor, $45.
Widened the trail from Morfield's to the Lawson Road to 12 feet, close chopped timber
and brush ; built two small bridges and made necessary culverts and ditches.
River Front Road.
Daniel Clark, Contractor, $215.
To construct a road along the river, from the fence near D. Little's barn, through the
Indian Reserve, D. Clark's and the R. C. Mission Claim, and ending at J. C. Mollet's
claim, a distance of about 2 miles.
Roger Creek Road.
Malcolm Shaw, Foreman.
June—Made 1,320 yards of sleigh road 13 feet wide.
Graded       1,320   „ 9       „
Constructed 1 bridge, 14 feet long by 12       „      by 4 feet high.
Made 1 culvert, 12 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 121
Forest cleared 1,320 yards, 13 feet wide.
Made sleigh-road     1,320     „      13        „
Graded 1,320     „        9
Made 2 culverts, 12 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet, of round timbers covered with red fir polls.
Nanaimo-Alberni Road.
Frank Clements, Foreman.
July—Made general repairs, removed boulders, repaired cribbing near the end of Section 1,
on Cameron Lake.
August—Made 122 feet of corduroy, 12 feet wide.
Made 4 bridges 12 feet wide, and from 2 to 3 feet high.
Made general repairs, removed  boulders, repaired cribbing, bridges, culverts and drains.
Made 7 culverts to carry off surplus water, averaging 12 feet long, 2 to 3 feet wide and
2 to 3 feet deep.
Beaver Creek Road.
K. McKenzie, Foreman.
1st Mile.
Removed fallen timber.
Graded 165 yards.
Made 85 yards of corduroy.
Built a bridge 119 feet long.
Rounded up 286fyards and ditched each side.
Raised road bed 18 inches for a distance of 110 yards, and ditched each side 2| feet deep.
Made 1 small culvert.
2nd Mile.
Rounded up 220 yards, and ditched each side.
Graded, 90 yards.
Cleared water-courses from 2 bridges.
3rd Mile.
Rounded up 195 yards, and ditched each side.
Graded 82 yards.
Made 3 small culverts
4th Mile.
Rounded up 100 yards, and ditched each side.
Graded 91 yards.
Made 1 large and 5 small culverts.
5th Mile.
Rounded up 290 yards, and ditched each side.
Graded 22     „
Made 4 culverts.
Repaired approach to bridge and opened water-courses,
6th Mile.
Rounded up 240 yards and ditched each side.
Graded 88    „
Made 2 culverts
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Nanaimo District.
Repairs to Public Schools, Nanaimo.
A Grant, Contractor, $45.
To Girls School, Nanaimo.
New steps and railings, and repairs to doors <fcc. 122 Public Works Report. 1888
To Boys' School, Nanaimo.
New   railings   to   steps,  repairs  to gates and partition, and   new   door to water-closet.
Wellington School.
J.  A.  Thompson, Contractor, $45.
For putting in new floor in junior division, and repairing desks, doors, fence, <fec, &c.
Repairs to Government Buildings, Nanaimo.
The Chain-gang built an addition to the Government boat-house 22 feet by 24 feet, making
a room for the prisoners to pick oakum in during wet weather; it is boarded and battened,
and a T. & G. floor laid, and heated with a stove, and furnished with benches and tables.
The New Court House has been suitably furnished.
Repairs to Gaol, Nanaimo.
The roof of the kitchen and stairway leading from same, painted with two coats of
mineral paint to guard against fire. Pipes put in to drain water closet, water laid on
to gaol, and other minor repairs.
The Lock-up at Departure Bay, sided with rustic and painted, inluding roof, with two
coats of mineral paint, and the doors repaired, and the cells lined with 1J inch lumber.
Roads, Streets and Bridges, Nanaimo.
Victoria Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Made one bridge 67 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 12 feet high.
66        „ 15        „ 14
,, 15        ,, 15        „ 4        „
These were to replace old bridges; they were all built with three stringers laid on mud-sills
and bents, and covered with split cedar, and ribbon poles and hand-railings, and
approaches to ends of bridges filled in with earth.
Put in 6 culverts, 15 feet long, 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep, and covered with earth.
3,200 yards graveled, 12 feet wide and 6 inches deep, and made general repairs along 20
miles of said road to bridges, culverts and ditches; cutting out undergrowth, windfalls,
ifec, &c.    And blasting down rock from hill at Nanimo river.
Millar's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 500 yards, 9 feet wide.
Bennie's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 300 yards, 12 feet wide.
Built one bridge 45 feet long, 14 feet wide and 4 feet high, with 3 stringers laid on mud
sills and covered with split cedar.
Gribble's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 300 yards, 9 feet wide.
Oassidy's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Repaired old bridge by putting in bent, with three posts and mud sills. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 123
Carson's Watson's and Keeley's Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2 miles, 15 feet wide.
Graded 2     ,,       9 ,,
Borge's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2 miles, 15 feet wide.
Graded 2    „        9        „
Michael's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Gravelled 400 yards, 9 feet wide and 5 inches deep, and made general repairs along line of
road.
Quennell's, Veal's, Thomas' and Gordon's Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Made general repairs where necessary.
Beck's and Fiddick's Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Grading and repairing 1J mile of road, 9 feet wide.
Made 3 culverts, 15 feet long by 2 feet wide, and 2 feet deep.
Holden's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 500 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 500      „      9        „
Gravelled 75      „      9        ,,5 inches deep.
Built one bridge 55 feet long, 13 feet wide and 8 feet high, with 3 stringers laid on mudsills, covered with split cedar; ribbon poles and railings put on.
Made 1 culvert 13 feet long, 2 feet wide and 18 inches deep; took out one old bridge, and
filled in with earth 55 feet long, 12 feet wide and 3 feet deep.
Hudson's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 100 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 100     „       9        „
Hemer's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded 1 mile 9 feet wide, and made other general repairs.
Craven's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 600 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 600      „       9        „
Corduroyed 15 feet long, and 10 feet wide.
Fiddick's and Emblem's Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 1,200 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 1,200     „       9 124 Public Works Report. " 1888
Woodbank's Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 700 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 700      „       9
Malpass Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Made general repairs along line of road.
Stoveall's & Scannell's Roads.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 1 mile, 15 feet wide,
Graded 1    ,,       9       „
Corduroyed 45 feet long, 15 feet wide and covered with gravel.
Built 1 bridge 22 feet long, 13 feet wide, and 4 feet high, with 2 stringers laid on mudsills, and covered with split cedar.
Evans' Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 1 mile, 15 feet wide.
Graded 1    ,,       9        „
East Wellington Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Graded out of side hill 220 yards, 20 feet wide.
50 yards of rock blasted, 4 feet deep, and 12 feet wide.
Made through cut, 50 yards, 4 feet deep and 20 feet wide,  carted  same, and filled in at
bottom of the hill.
Gravelled 400 yards, 9 feet wide and 5 inches deep.
Wellington Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Covered the bridge at Millstream with  new 3-inch plank, 84 feet long and 18 feet wide,
put on hand-rail and ribbon piece.
Ditched 200 yards, and repaired culvert, and cleaned out 1,000 yards of ditch.
Gravelled 50 yards, 12 feet wide, 5 inches deep.
Gabriola Island Roads, South End.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 880 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 880    „       15
Put in 2 culverts, 15 feet long, 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep.
Made general repairs to 1 mile of road leading to wharf, and repairs to wharf.
Gabriola Island Roads, North End.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2,100 yards, 15 feet wide.
Graded 2,100    „ 9
Putin 3 culverts, 15 feet long, 12 inches deep, and 12 inches wide, and  made general
repairs along the line of old roads. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 125
Harewood Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 100 yards, 18 feet wide.
Graded 100    „       14      „
Cribbed up the Water Works dam, and filled in with earth to make it of sufficient width,
namely, 15 feet, for a roadway across Chase River.
Donoghue's <fe Ross' Road.
S. Price, Foreman.
Forest cleared 4|- miles, 12 feet wide.
Graded        600 yards,      9      ,,
Nanaimo-Alberni Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2,010 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 2,010    „       11
Made. 50 feet of corduroy, 12 feet wide.
Built 1 bridge 35 feet long, 12 feet wide and 4 feet high.
,,    1      ,,      96        ,,        12        „ ,, 20    ,, with   3   stringers  laid on   bents  and
mud-sills, and covered with split cedar hand-railing and ribbon poles put on ; 125 feet
of cribbing put in at the approach to the last-named bridge, and filled in with earth ;
raising 2 bridges 2J feet each; cutting down hills and filling same in to the bridges to
make the grade easier; made general repairs along 15 miles of said road, consisting of
ditching, levelling and filling in low places, and cutting out stumps and roots, <fec, &c.
Hamilton's <fe Clarkson's Roads.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared J mile, 16 feet wide.
Graded J    ,,   ' 10        ,,    and made other repairs to 2 miles of road, and cutting
out windfalls, &c, <fec.
Tom Bell's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared \ mile, 16 feet wide.
Graded J    „     10      „
McMillan's & Swain's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2| miles, 16 feet wide.
Graded 2f    „       10      „
Built a bridge 12 feet long, 12 feet wide and 3 feet high, with three stringers laid on mud-sills
and covered with split cedar.
Made 6 culverts, 12 feet long, 2 feet wide, and   18 inches deep, each with tail drains and
ditching on upper side of same.
Englishman's River Road.
John Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 700 yards, 18 feet wide.
Graded 700    „       12      „
Put 40 feet of new split cedar covering on two old bridges, and new ribbon poles and hand
railings. 126 Public Works Report. 1888
Rath's Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared J mile, 14 feet wide.
Graded \    ,,       9        „
Road connecting the Alberni Road with the Comox Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Geaded 1| miles, 10 feet wide.
Lewis' Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Graded \ mile, 9 feet wide.
Built bridge 30 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 4 feet high ; 3 stringers placed on mud-sills
and covered with split cedar.
1 culvert, 12 feet long, 3 feet wide by 18 inches deep.
Evans' Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared \ mile, 14 feet wide.
Graded |    ,,       9        „
Williams' Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forrest cleared 1 mile, 14 feet wide.
Graded 1    „       9        „
Duea's and other Settlers' Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 1,940 yards, 14 feet wide.
Graded 1,940    „ 9
Built 1 bridge 12 feet long, 12 feet wide and 3 feet  high, with  3  stringers set  on  mud
sills and covered with split cedar.
John Enos' Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 3\ miles, 14 feet wide.
Graded 3^    „        9        „
Made 1 bridge 50 feet long, 12 feet wide and 5 feet high.
,,        „ 40        „ 12        „ 10        ,,        with 3 stringers placed on mnd
sills, and covered with split cedar and ribbon poles.
McGhrau's & Tippett's Roads.
J. Love, Foreman.
Grading and levelling \ mile, 10 feet wide.
N. W. Bay Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Graded \ mile 10 feet wide.
Built 1 bridge 45 feet long, 12 feet wide and 5 feet high.
,, ,,15        „ 12        ,,        „      3        „      with 3 stringers placed on mud
sills and covered with split cedar.
Made 1 culvert, 12 feet long, 2 feet wide and 15 inches deep; and excavated 150 yards
of side hill, 12 feet wide, to make a better grade. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 127
Nanoose Road.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 2 miles, 20 feet wide.
Graded 2    ,,       13 „
Built 1 bridge 27 feet long, 15 feet wide and 4 feet high, with 3 stringers placed on mudsills and covered with split cedar.
Made 1 culvert 15 feet long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep, and made general repairs
along 8 miles of road to bridges, culverts, ditches, <fec, <fec.
KEMPUS'   <fe   RlCKARDs'   ROAD.
J. Love, Foreman.
Forest cleared 1,000 yards, 16 feet wide.
Graded 1,000    „ 9
Built 1 bridge 35 feet long, 12 feet wide and 5 feet high, with 3 stringers placed on mudsills and covered with split cedar.
Westwood's & Badcock's Road.
J Love, Foreman.
Built 1 bridge 33 feet long, 12 feet wide and 5 feet high, with 3 stringers placed on mudsills and covered with split cedar.
D. McMillan, Contract $550, for building a bridge across Englishman's River, at lower
crossing, Comox Road.
The bridge is 225 feet long with approaches, and is built on 4 abutments of timber; the
main abutment is 18 feet high, built diamond shape, with ends of timber checked down
and bolted together with |- iron drift bolts; the abutments are all filled with rock to high
water mark. The span across the main channel is 64 feet, and is built with 3 stringers
12 inches by 12 inches squared, resting on corbels, and supported by two straining
beams with two supporting rods 15 feet long, 1^-inch iron running through straining
beams, stringers and needle beam, and trussed from needle beam to apex of straining
beams; the other two spans are built with three stringers laid on corbels and bolted to
same. The whole of the bridge and approaches is covered with split cedar, and ribbon
poles and hand-railing put on.
Comox District.
Wharf to Long Bridge.
Thomas Beckensell and John Fraser, Foremen.
Draining water out of holes, filling, and gravelling.
Building 2 new culverts, 20 feet long, 2 feet wide.
Filling up approaches to bridges; hauling plank, and repairing bridges and culverts, and
scouring ditches.
Section "B," Mission to Gordon's.
1 bridge and 3 culverts re-built (cedar tops).
Holes drained and filled.
Section "C," Gordon's to Beach's.
1 culvert built, 20 feet by 2 feet 6 inches.
Windfalls cut out and general repairs by men and team. 128 Public Works Report. 1888
Lake Road.
Roots grubbed out, cutting out fallen timber, and general repairs.
December—Draining water out of holes, and ditching.
Section "I"—Road from Mill towards Trent River.
John Piercy, Contractor.
25 chains of road, between Piercy's and Lindberg's, cut out.
Approaches to bridges and culverts filled up; windfalls cut out; bridge (30-foot span) built,
and adjoining bridge covered;   63 feet  of  raised work between bridges constructed.
This work is included in Report for year 1887, but the cost has had to be defrayed out
of this year's grant.
Harrigan's Road.
John Fraser, Contractor.
Forest cleared 539 yards, 18 feet wide, and road graded.
192 yards forest cleared, 21 feet wide; road formed, brushed and ditched both sides, 15
feet clear; 81 yards corduroy, and 3 culverts built. This work is described in Report
for year 1887, but the cost has had to be defrayed out of this year's grant.
Section "E," Milligan's Junction to Parkins'.
Wash-out filled in.
3 culverts repaired, approaches to bridge filled and gravelled.
Approaches to Tso-lum River bridge; stumps grubbed up, road filled, and rounded up.
Hauling gravel and material.
Cross-road, Machin's to Bridge's Prairie.
Road cut out to avoid broken bridge.
Miller's Road.
Cutting out windfalls, clearing and grading.
Section "D," Mission to Cunliffe's.
Culverts rebuilt.
Fallen timber cut out and hauled off.
Holes drained, filled and gravelled.
Courtney River Bridge.
John McCann, Foreman.
Four piles driven to form a false bent under main span; east girder of bridge raised six
inches; three piles driven and glance boom hung to protect new and old piles.
Props inserted under stringers of approach; defective planking replaced; $198.68.
Comox Wharf.
Thomas Beckensell, Foreman.
Driving 75 new piles.
Fixing steps for boat landing.
Replacing defective planking; re-fixing hand-rail and bracing, and general repairs; $682.18
Long Bridge.
John McCann, Foreman.
One new pile driven in centre of bridge to replace one carried away,
Defective planking replaced, approaches made up, &c.    $57.31. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 129
Smith's Road.
Team work getting out fallen timber, <fec.
December—Ditching and draining; building new bridge, 25 foot span, over creek.
Hornby Island.
Cutting out fallen timber, <fcc.
Denman Island.
— Piket, Contractor.
Grading and levelling from wharf to P. Berry's, 2 miles, $15; raising part of approach to
wharf, and draining low portion of road near school.
Long Bridge to Mission (Comox).
Thirty yards of defective bridging cut out and replaced by solid filling and gravelled; 2
adjoining culverts reconstructed; all bridges lowered to proper level, and approaches
made good; holes drained, tilled, and road gravelled where necessary.
New Westminster District.
False Creek Road, New Westminster to Vancouver.
Wm. Mackie and Jas. Gunn, Foremen.
Cutting out  and removing logs;   cleaning out ditches  and  culverts; constructing new
culverts and repairs to  old; repairs to  bridges,  ditching,  grading,  corduroying,   and
gravelling two miles of road, 13 feet wide and 8 inches deep.
Amount expended, about $1,450.
North Arm and Vancouver Trunk Road (from False Creek Road to H. Moles').
Distance, 9 miles.
James Rea, Foreman.
Cutting out logs, cleaning ditches, removing rock, and grading and corduroying, and
sundry repairs.
Repairs to Bridge on Hastings and Vancouver Road.
George Walker for labour and material, and Royal City Planing Mills Oo. for material	
Total, $236.45.
Bridge raised and levelled; 4 sets of new false bents, 8 inches by 8 inches; 4 sets of new
stringers, 8 inches by 12 inches; new plank covering, 3 inches by 12 inches; new
ribbons and btind-rails; length of bridge, 110 feet.
New Westminster and Hastings Old Road.
William McKay, Foreman.
Removing logs and rock; brushing out, grading, and corduroying; repairs to bridges
Sundry repairs, exclusive of appropriation, $33.
Port Moody Road (New Westminster to Port Moody).
Work performed by S. Lehman.
Removing rock and filling in ruts, <fcc.    Work performed by chain-gang opposite Asylum.
Amount expended, $34. 1"0 Public Works Report. 1888
Pitt River Road.
James Gunn, Foreman.
Brushing out,  removing logs and  rock,  grading,   corduroying,   and  ditching; repairs  to
bridge, consisting of 3 new stringers, 36 feet long, new plank covering, new ribbons and
hand-rails.
Road south from Pitt River Road towards Fraser River, through lots 200, 168, and
169, Group 1.
Work performed by Duncan McLennan-.'
Brushed out logs, &c, removed and part graded a distance of 1J miles; outlet for 6 settlers
Lillooet Road, North, from Centre Section Line.
Under the management of Maple Ridge Municipal Council.
Forest clearing, brushing, grading, and corduroying.
Connection of Centre Section Line with Warnock Settlement.
Under the management of Maple Ridge Municipal Council.
Forest clearing, brushing, grading, and corduroying about two miles of road; passable for
sled.
Wren Road, running west from St. Mary's Mission.
John R. Wren, Foreman.
Half a mile of new road; forest cleared, graded, and corduroyed; one bridge  constructed
30 feet long, and improvement of existing road.
Trail from Wren Road, north.
John R. Wren, Foreman.
One mile, forest cleared 14 feet wide, logs removed, knolls graded down and soft places
corduroyed.
Abercrombie Road, from St. Mary's Mission, north.
John R. Wren, Foreman.
Change of grades ; 36 chains of new road; forest  cleared  23  feet wide; graded   12  feet
wide, and 3 chains of corduroy.
Continuation of road along East side of Mountain, (North to French settlement, head
of Burton's Prairie).
L. Thompson, Foreman.
About one mile of new road; forest cleared and brushed  16 feet wide, logs removed,
grading, corduroying and bridging.
Driving Row of Piles, to prevent wash-out on line of Trunk Road along Nicomin Slough,
Johnson's Landing.
68 piles (cedar and red fir) 20 feet long 10 inches at butt, supplied by Richard
Brett, @ $1.10 per pile    $ 74 80
72 piles driven 10 feet by Albert Dion, @ $2.75 per pile      198 00
$272 80
Less freight on rope from New Westminster to Johnson's Landing, as per
agreement  2 00
$270 80 52 Vict. Public Works Repotrt. 131
Towards filling in and raising Trunk Road, from Johnson's Landing to Railway embankment, at H. P. Bales' line.
Clark Johnson, Foreman.
Work not completed.
Harrison Hot Springs Road.
Duncan Robertson, Foreman.
Forest clearing about one mile an extra width of 8 feet on each side of road ; 3 miles of
ditch widened from 3 feet to 5 feet and 6 -feet, and deepened from 3 feet to 4J feet and
6 feet; 3 new culverts, knolls and ridges graded clown and material used to raise roadway from 1 to 3 feet across swales ; about 2 miles of road re-graded, all holes filled in,
and all roots and stumps removed, 6 chains of corduroy, and about fths of a mile
gravelled, bridge re-covered, new ribbons and hand-rails.
Farr Road, to connect Farr Settlement with Agassiz Station and Harrison Hot Springs Road.
Duncan Robertson, Foreman.
Forest cleared and brushed out 18 feet wide ; logs cut and removed ; 20 chains graded
along Mountain side ; small bridge built; about 4 chains of corduroy. Distance about
1£ miles.
McDonald Road, Ferney Coombe, from J. McDonald's to Agassiz Station.
Duncan Robertson, Foreman.
Forest cleared and brushed out 18 feet wide; logs cut and removed; knolls graded down
and low swales filled up ; 1 bridge 16 feet; uniform width of road graded 10 feet.
Passingham Road, Ferney Coombe.
L. A Agassiz and C. Nelson, Contractors, $75.
Forest cleared and brushed out 14 feet wide, logs cut and removed, swales filled up, and
road partly graded, distance abont 80 chains.
Gallbraith Road, (intersecting Harrisons Hot-Springs Road.)
David Galbraith,
Forest cleared and brushed 15 feet wide, logs cut and removed 12 feet wide, 12 chains of
of corduroy, distance about 1| miles.
Yale and Hope Waggon Road (between Popcum and Chilliwhack).
Knight Brothers,
Amount expended, $50.
Repairs to culverts and bridges, grading, &c, &c.
Repairs to Trunk Road, Chilliwhack (near Mt. Gillanders).
Milton Gillander, Foreman,
Ditching, grading and curduroying,
Chilliwhack Trunk Road (from the  east end of Atchalitch Bridge to west end of Chilliwhack Bridge).
W. B. Hall, Contractor,
Amount, $444.
Grading &c, <&c, and gravelling 2000 yards 8 feet wide, 6 inches deep.
Road from Yale Road (near Yorks to boundary line Sumas).
William Russell, Foreman.
Removing roots, stumps, logs and brush, grading and corduroying. 132 Public Works Report. 1888
Opening up Trail from John Musselwhite's, Sumas, along Mountain side, to give outlet to
Michael Dunn and others, during high water.
William Russell, Foreman.
Forest cleared, brushed, and logged 9 feet wide, distance about 2 miles.
Wade's Trail, from Sumas across Mountain to Wade's Landing, Fraser River.
William Russell, Foreman.
Brushing out, removing logs and fallen timber.
Opening up Line of Road from Yale Waggon Road, to connect with Riverside Road
near Mr. Maclure's, at head of Matsqui Prairie. When this road is completed and
passable for teams, it will enable the residents of Upper Sumas to reach the Steamboat
landing at Riverside.
Ralph Burton, Foreman.
Two miles Forest cleared, brushed and logged 30 feet wide, stumps cut close to the ground
12 feet wide; 1 culvert, 1 chain curduroy, 13 chains graded 10 feet wide.
On same line of Road, across Matsqui Prairie.
Ralph Burton, Foreman.
Twenty chains brushed out 33 feet wide, 30 chains of ditch dug 5 feet by 4 feet, materials
taken therefrom, rounded up to form a portion of future road; |--mile of ditch
deepened from 2 feet to 4 feet, and 5 feet wide, to form a portion of Township Road,
and to obtain the necessary drainage for water from ditch on Trunk Road.
Trunk Road, Matsqui Prairie.
Ralph Burton, Foreman.
Repairs to bridge and approaches, cutting and removing logs floated on bridge during high
warer, replacing stringers, placing 28 spur braces to stregthen bridge; 35 feet cedar
covering, old covering relaid, new hand-rails and braces, approaches filled in with earth
and covered with corduroy.
Landing Road, near Riverside (being part of the Trunk Road, Matsqui Prairie).
John Barnes, Foreman.
Ten chains of ditch cleaned out, and widened from 5 feet to 8 feet, and deepened from 3
feet to 6 feet; 4 chains of new ditch, 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep, material taken therefrom used to form road across swale; knoll cut down and material used to raise road ;
new culvert of sawn plank, 33 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.
Amount expended, $156.
Building Bridge on Township Line, near Purver's, Matsqui Prairie.
Ralph Burton, Foreman.
Eighty eight feet long, 4 spans, 18 feet high, 13 feet wide, timbers hewn cedar, covered
with sawn fir plank 2 inches by 12 inches, ribbons, hand-rails and braces.
Landing Road, Mount Lehman (being an entire change of grade, from the landing to the
top of bluff).
Alexander McCallum, Foreman.
Forest clearing 38 feet wide ; grading down face of hill, cribbing up lower side ; filling in
and constructing a road, 14 feet wide, ditched on upper side ; 8 culverts ; material prepared for bridge 56 feet long, 18 feet high, 2 spans 25 feet wide.
Distance of road, about 20 chains.
Amount expended, $440. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 133
Coghlan & Hawkins' Road, Mount Lehman.
R. Coghlan, Foreman.
Reducing grades on hills and raising road across swamp ; removing roots and stumps, &c.
Hennah Road (south from McKay Road, Mount Lehman).
John Hennah, by agreement, for $100.
Forest cleared and brushed 30 feet wide, logged   18  feet wide, and road  graded   10 feet
wide.
Distance, about 1 mile.
Rebuilding Bridge on McKay Road, Mount Lehman.
Thos. Lehman, by agreement, for $45.
Bridge 39 feet long, 6 feet high, 1 2 feet wide, 2 bents, built of red fir and covered with
split cedar.
Morrison Road (from Trunk Road, Mount Lehman).
Alex. McCallum, Foreman.
Forest cleared and brushed 30 feet wide, logged 16 feet wide, and road graded 10 feet
wide; distance, about one mile.
King Road, Mount Lehman.
E. King, Foreman.
Forest clearing, removing logs, and grading down knolls; making passable sled road for
half a mile.
Trunk Road, from Landing  to   Yale   Waggon   Road,   intersecting the   Mount   Lehman
Settlement.
R. Coghlan, Foreman.
This road requiring repairs, and no appropriation having been made, the balance of $55
left over from the Hennah road and McKay road bridge, has been expended upon
general  repairs.
Marsh and Craig Road, Mount Lehman.
William Marsh, Foreman.
Forest cleared and brushed out 30 feet wide, and side-hill graded down; distance, about
three-quarters of a mile.
Trunk Road, from Wayman's Corner,  Alder Grove, to Fraser River.
John Berry, Foreman.
Widening out, grading, corduroying and otherwise improving road; grading side-hill from
top of bluff to low land; erecting 2 bridges. This road is now passable from Alder
Grove to the river.
Road from Shortreed's Corner, Alder Grove (south towards the Boundary Line).
John Ward, Foreman.
Removing roots and stumps, grading and otherwise improving old road forest; clearing,
brushing, grading, and corduroying about three-quarters of a mile of new road, making
total of lJj miles passable for teams. 134 Public Works Report. 1888
Biggar Settlement Road, from   Yale  Waggon   Road, south,  towards the Boundary Line,
Langley.
T. Biggar, Foreman.
Improving trail which was opened by the settlers and converting it into a passable waggon
road for a distance of 21 miles; forest  cleared  and brushed 18 feet wide; grading and
erecting 3 bridges.
Walworth Settlement Road, Hall's Prairie.
C. H. Stender, Foreman.
Opening up road passable for waggon; forest clearing, grading and corduroying; erecting
bridge 50 feet long across Campbell River. Owing to the outbreak of small-pox in this
settlement, operations on road have been suspended until next spring.
Improvement of Coast Meridian Road, south of Nicomekl Bridge, Kensington Prairie.
G. W. Rush, Agreement.
Road raised and covered for a distance of 16 chains with split cedar corduroy, and overlaid with 3 inches of the best material from the highland.
Serpentine River Bridge, McLennan Road, Surrey.
William Murray, Foreman.
Length 186 feet, three spans, centre span trussed, built of hewn cedar, resting on two rows
of piles and cribbed abutments, covered with split cedar; cedar ribbons and hand-rails.
Scott Road, repairs from top of Brown's Hill to end of Kirkland Road.
William Murray, Foreman.
Brushing out, cutting and removing logs and fallen timber ; constructing culverts and
repairs to old culverts ; ditching, grading and repairs to bridges.  Distance about 5 miles.
Yale Trunk Road (Brownsville to Upper Sumas).
Lower Section (Brownsville to Murraysville, Langley).
William Murray, Foreman.
Brushing out, cutting and removing fallen timber ; clearing out ditches, tail drains and
culverts ; repairs to culverts and bridges ; constructing four culverts, corduroying, grading and gravelling.
Upper Section (Murraysville to Sumas).
Gilbert Lawrence, Foreman.
Gutting out and removing fallen timber ; clearing out ditches, tail drains and culverts;
repairs to culverts ; corduroying, grading and gravelling.
North Arm Waggon Road, to connect the C. P. R. Waggon Road, from Vancouver, with the
bridges to be built from the Mainland to Sea and Lulu Islands,  Richmond  Municipality.
R. S. Graham, Contractor, $1,625.20.
Distance, 68 chains.
North Arm Trail, from New Westminster to North Arm Settlement.
Sundry repairs, $15.50.
Semiahmoo Road, from Elgin to Semiahmoo Bay and Blaine, W. T.
Cutting out logs and sundry repairs.
Immigration Building and Grounds, New Westminster
Cleaning and repairing, $24.23. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 135
Repairs, Government Buildings, New Westminster.
Kalsomining Land Office, Registry Office, and Court House; placing gas in Land Office,
and Registry Office; ventilators in Court House, and sundry other repairs.     $291.75.
Asylum for the Insane.
General repairs, $323.67.
Repairs to Gaol, New Westminster.
Putting in gas, painting buildings, fencing grounds, and sundry other repairs, $1,000.
Public School, Addition.
J. A. Calbick, Contractor, $2,237.
Furnished all plant, labour, and material, and erected an addition to the school building,
consisting of two wings in the rear, each wing two stories high, making altogether four
additional class-rooms, each 26 feet by 35 feet. The additions are made to correspond, in
finish and other particulars, with the old building. The class-rooms are provided with blackboard surface all round, and fitted with map strips, platforms, &c.
Public School, Sapperton.
Henry Bruce, Contractor, $670.
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 outbuildings
have been provided.
Public School, Delta.
Buie & Walker, Contractors, $700.
Furnished all requisites and erected a building in accordance with the general plan and
specification for country school-houses.
Public School, York.
Antone Roscoe, Contractor, $650.
Built a country school-house as above.
Alder Grove School.
Thos. Shortreed, Contractor, $579.
Erected a country school-house as above.
Port Haney School.
D. Docksteader, Contractor, $575.
Put up a country school-house as above.
English School.
John B. Elliott, Contractor, $700.
Constructed a country school-house as above. 136 Public Works Report. 1888
Public School, Vancouver.
W. M. Ross, Contractor, $3,575.
Furnished all plant, labour and materials; erected and completed a frame building, in the
form of a cross, measuring 62 feet by 88 feet ; containing four class rooms, each large
enough to seat from forty-five to sixty-five pupils. The building has four gables and is
enclosed with rustic, lathed and plastered, wainscoted and painted throughout. The
rooms are furnished with blackboard surface all round, and the entries, of which there
is a separate one for each school-room, are fitted with cloak hooks. The floors are
double and sound deadened. A suitable place for the storage of fuel is furnished in the
basement, and necessary outbuildings provided.
Lock-up at Moodyville
Fred'k Rogers,  Contractor, $200.
Erected a building 15 feet by 23 feet, containing two cells, each 7 feet by 10 feet, and a
guard-room 11 feet by 14 feet. The walls and partitions of the building are formed
hy layers of 2-inch by 4-inch scantling, mill sized, laid one over the other, lapping
joints, and securely spiked together. The floors and ceiling are laid with the same
kind of scantling set on edge, and side nailed. An ordinary shingle roof covers the
building. The cells are ventilated and secured by strong doors. Two windows in the
guard-room are protected by iron bars. The doors, sash and casings are painted, and
the remainder of the building, inside and out, is given two coats of lime wash. The
Moodyville Saw-Mill Company provided all the lumber used in the erection of the
building, free of cost.
Yale-Cariboo  Waggon Road.
Section 1.—Trunk Road, Yale to Lytton, 57 Miles.
Neil Black, Foreman; Salary, $150 per Month.
Men.   Days.    Rate <63 Day.
January—Removed slides, and kept part of the road open for light teams, from Big
Bar to 36-Mile Post        1       13    $2.69
February—Removed rocks and slides from off road irom Boston Bar to 36-Mile Post    15,,
March—Kept road open for traffic and removed rocks and slides     3       14        ,,
July—Repaired 3 bridges, 3 feet high, covered with 3-inch plank ; made 3 culverts,
17 feet by 8 feet by 3 feet, of 3-inch plank ; repaired bridges, culverts, removed
slides and made general repairs      1 3        ,,
August—Made general repairs ; loading plant on trains at Spuzzum     9     117      1.50 to 2.6
Section 2—Trunk Road, Lytton to Savona, 81 Miles.
A. Stevenson, Foreman; Salary, $150 per Month.
Men.   Days.    Rate $ Day.
January—Shovelled snow, cut ice, and kept road clear     3        9    $2.50 to 2.69
February—Removed slides ; opened ditches and made general repairs      3       19      1.75 to 2.69
March—Shovelled off slides, filled in ruts and made general repairs to road ; made
general repairs to Lillooet Trail     3      13     2.50 to 2.69
April—Cleared and made general repairs ; tightened bolts in Savona Bridge ; built
a bridge 15 feet long, 16 feet wide and 10 feet high, having 2 abutments 10 feet
high, one span 15 feet long, stringers, 8-inch x 12-inch, covered with round
logs flattened on one side ; filled in round centre pier of Ashcroft Bridge with
heavy stones, and lightened bolts in bridge; braced and planked piers of Thompson River Bridge ; made general repairs to Lillooet Trail   14    142J   2.00 to 2.50 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 137
Men. Days. Rate $ Day.
May—Built 1 bridge 35 feet long, 16 feet wide, 10 feet high, with abutments, 4
stringers 10 x 15 inches in diameter, covering 3 x 12, hand-rail posts 4x4, top-
rail 3x4; built 1 bridge 10 feet long, 14 feet wide, 5 feet high, with abutments ; 3 stringers of round logs and 3 x 12 covering ; built 1 bridge 5 feet long,
14 feet wide, 3 feet high, with abutments ; 3 stringers of round logs and 3 x 12
covering ; built 1 bridge 10 feet long, 14 feet wide, 3 feet high, with abutments,
3 stringers of round logs, and 3 x 12 covering ; made 1 culvert 14 feet by 2 feet
by 2 feet     2        22 $2.00 to 2.50
June—Re-covered  120 feet of Bonaparte Bridge ; constructed two false bents and
made general repairs     3 19    1.75 to 2.69
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Lillooet District.
Sections 3 and 4.—Trunk Road, Cache Creek to Soda Creek,  157 Miles.
James Robertson, Foreman; Salary, $130 per Month.
Men.   Days.    Rate $ Day.
August—Graded 166 yards, 3 feet wide ; gravelled 25 yards 12 feet wide, 12 inches
deep ; made 1 culvert 21 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet; made 15 feet of cribbing 2
feet high ; cleared off rocks and slides, opened up and repaired culverts, tilled
in ruts, etc.,  etc ,     6        66 $2.50 to 8.75
September—Graded 3,400 yards, averaging 1\ feet wide ; gravelled 350 yards, 12
feet wide 10 inches deep ; made 25 yards of corduroy, 18 feet wide; made 4
culverts 18 feet long averaging 4 feet wide, by 3 feet deep, sills 18-in. x 20-in.,
fir logs barked, stringers 10 inches in diameter, covered with hewn timber 10
inches in diameter ; removed rock from 70-Mile Post to 150-Mile Post ; repaired
two bridges at 150-Mile House, and repaired 400 yards of ditching     6     1394    2.50 to 2.75
October—Repaired the north end of Section 4; repaired bridges and culverts, and
placed Soda Creek Hill in good order ; graded 2,300 yards, averaging 2 feet 3
inches wide ; gravelled 730 yards, 12 feet wide, 8 inches deep ; made 1 culvert
18 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet ; made 1 culvert 20 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet, sills,
round timber, 18 inches in diameter, covered with hewn logs 8 to 10 inches in
diameter     5     123      2.50 to 2.75
November—Built a temporary bridge over Deep Creek for winter use ; ditched near
Soda Creek, etc. : graded 675 yards, averaging 2 feet 7 inches wide ; gravelled
175 yards, 12 feat wide 10 inches deep ; constructed a bridge, 24 feet long, 18
feet wide, 4 feet high, stringers 12-in. x 16-in., sills 18-in. by 20-in., covering 10
inches diameter, flattened on top side      4      31      2.50 to 2.75
Cariboo District.
Section 5.—Main Trunk Road, Soda Creek to Quesnelle, 56 MileSi
J. H. St. Laurent, Foreman.
Made 495 feet of cribbing 5 feet high ; repaired and re-covered five bridges; forest cleared
44 miles, 30 feet wide, on each side of the road ; gravelled 1,000 feet 8 to 10 feet wide and
from 6 to 12 inches deep; made 1,500 feet of ditching from 1 to 2 feet deep; made 450
feet of new road over a mud slide on steep side-hill; put in 12 culverts 18 feet by 2 feet by
3 feet.
Made through repairs to Quesnelle River Bridge, at a cost of $2,200.
Section 6.—Main Trunk Road, Quesnelle to Barkervile, 60 Miles.
J. H. St. Laurent, Foreman.
Repaired Cottonwood River Bridge; gravelled 2J miles 8 to 10 feet wide and from 6 to 10
inches deep; made 650 feet of cribbing 6 to 7 feet high, and 390 feet from 3 to 5 feet
high; put in 22 culverts, 18 feet by 2 feet by 4 feet; built a bridge 20 feet by 18 feet
by 6 feet; repaired four bridges; forest cleared 7 miles 10 feet on each side of road, and
made general repairs throughout. 138 Public Works Rkpobt. 1888
Yale District.
Nicola Section, 37 Miles, Thompson River to Woodward's.
A. Stevenson, Foreman.
January—Shovelled snow off road, cut ice, &c, &c, and kept road clear.     1   man, 10^ days,
$2.69 f day.
February—Opened up ditches, removed slides and made general repairs. 3 men, 5J^ days,
$1.75 to $2.69 IP day.
March -Shovelled off slides, filled in ruts, and made general repairs. 2 men, 52 days, $2,50
to $2.69 f day.
April—Made general repairs to road.     2 men, 50 days, $2.50 to $2.69 *$ day.
May—Drove 12 piles for protection boom to Kamloops bridge; repaired bridge over slough
near Kamloops; filled 50 yards, 14 feet wide, 4 feet deep; built two small bridges and
repaired one on South Thompson and Shuswap Road; built 1 small bridge and 1 culvert
on the Nicola Road; made general repairs from Kamloops to the head of Nicola Lake.
10 men, 165 days, $2.50 to $2.69 f day.
June—Gravelled 300 yards, 12 feet wide, 12 inches deep; gravelled 200 yards, 10 feet wide,
10 inches deep ; forest cleared 1 mile, 40 feet wide ; repaired bridge and made general
repairs to road; repaired 10-mile creek bridge, Nicola Road; repaired 2 small bridges
near Coultie's; forest cleared 40 feet wide, from Coultie's to Coldwater, distance 2 miles ;
repaired one bridge near Kamloops, and made general repairs to Grand Prairie Road. 10
men, 116 days, $2.50 to 2.75 f day.
Hope-Popcum Waggon Road.
W. A Starret, Foreman.
March—Removed slides; repaired 25 feet of stone wall, 4 feet high; blasted 12 feet, 12 feet
wide, 3 feet deep.
June—Made general repairs from Jone's to Hope, distance 10 miles; repaired wash-outs,
cleared overhanging brush, loose rock, &c, &c. ; repaired stone wall at Bluff, 5 miles below
Hope.
July—Forest cleared 333 yards, 2 feet wide; repaired bridge, 54 feet long with red fir stringers,
12 inches in diameter; put on new covering and ribbons; removed fences; re-formed grade
where washed away by Fraser River freshet; repaired road at Bluff, 5 miles below Hope,
and repaired bridges.
August—Forest cleared 555 yards, 12 feet wide; graded 555 yards, 12 feet wide; repaired
bridges; re-formed grade, where washed away by Fraser River freshet, from Jones' farm
to Popcum; and made general repairs throughout the entire distance; re-covered a bridge,
5 miles below Hope, 170 feet long, with 2|-inch plank; constructed 1 bridge, 20 feet long,
12 feet wide, 10 feet high, having 3 stringers 25 feet long, 14 inches in diameter, 2£ inch
plank covering ; and suitable hand-rail.
October— Removed windfalls; repaired washouts, &c, &c,
November—Repaired wash-outs, bridges, cleared wind-falls, slides, &c, <fec. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 139
Hope Similkameen Trail.
W. A. Starrat, Foreman.
May—Opened and repaired grade of trail in many places; repaired bridges, cordnroys,
cribbing, washouts, and stone walls,, removed overhanging brush, bank slides, loose rock,
windfalls, timber and rock, mountain slides, <fcc. ; re-cohstructed a bridge at 36-Mile Post,
66 feet long, 10 feet wide, 10 feet high, (in place of the old bridge which was destroyed
by a mountain slide). The bridge rests on two shore abutments 10 feet high, has
3 stringers 36 feet long, 16 inches diameter, at centre; aprons 15 feet long at each end,
each have 3 stringers covered with split cedar, pinned down with ribbons. Made one
bridge 36 feet long, 4 feet wide, 4 feet high. The bridge is formed of 3 large cedar logs
pinned together, flattened on top and supported in the centre.
June—Repaired bridges, cribbing, corduroys, washouts ; removed overhanging brush, slides,
windfalls, loose rocks, &c, throughout entire length of trail. Macadamized several places;
repaired bridge at 6-Mile Post, 100 feet long, put in one new stringer 38 feet long, 13 by
20 inches in diameter; reduced the bridge in width from 13 to 10 feet, and put on a good
hand-rail.
July—Removed  windfalls, loose rocks, overhanging brush ; re-formed  grade in  many places;
repaired   bridges,   curduroys, &c; and  made general   repairs throughout to Keremeous ;,
distance, 112 miles.
August—Repaired bridges, removed loose rocks and repaired corduroys; constructed a bridge
at 52J Mile Post from Hope, 61 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 23 feet high; having 3
stringers of red fir 12 inches in diameter, extending to bank on each side, supported at
the centre with a bent formed of 3 posts 10 inches in diameter, with suitable caps,
sills, and braces; the covering is of red fir poles about 6 inches in diameter, and spotted
on to stringers secured by guard rails properly pinned, suitable hand-rails, &c. ; constructed a similar bridge at the 54-Mile Post from Hope, 39 feet long, 9 feet wide, 15
feet high.
September—Repaired bridges, removed rocks, slides, overhanging brush, &c.; cleared canon
trail; repaired bridge at 20|-mile post, 175 feet long, 12 feet wide, 7 feet high, which is
built in seven spans of 25 feet each; overhauled and renewed abutments and supports,
put in 7 new stringers of cedar logs 12 inches in diameter; repaired the covering;
re-covered 62| feet with split cedar, and put on new guard rails.
October—Cleared windfalls, removed loose rocks &c.; repaired corduroys repaired the grade
in many places, and made general repairs along the line of trail, from Hope to Princeton.
From Princeton to Keremeous.
October—Built and repaired bridges, repaired cribbing on bluffs, removed loose rock, &c.
Built bridge at 90-mile post, 66 feet long, 10 feet wide, 10 feet high. The bridge is
supported by two flaring abutments, placed at an angle of 45° to and from line of
stream, which are firmly notched into each other, pinned, floored and ballasted with
rocks above high watermark; the stringers, 3 in number, are of red fir, 12 inches by
14 inches diameter, covered with round fir poles 6 inches diameter, pinned and secured
with ribbons; also made suitable hand-rails.
November—Repaired bridges, cribbings, corduroys, removed windfalls, loose rock slides, &c.
Hope, Nicola Trail—80 Miles.
W. A. Starret, Foreman.
June—Opened and placed trail in a passable condition, removed windfalls, bank-slides, loose
rock, &c, and repaired cribbings, ocrduroys, &c.
August—Repaired the covering on several bridges, removed windfalls, loose rocks, <fec.
September—Removed windfalls, loose rocks, and maid general repairs.
October—Cleared windfalls, &c, and kept the trail open for traffic. Kamloops District.
Court House, Kamloops.
Roof—one coat red fire-proof paint. The whole exterior walls and front fence two coats
of paint.
Court Room, ceiling two coats paint and stencilled border; new desk for' Judge, Counsel
table, witness box and dock, also balluster railing and raised seats with cushions for
Jury ; mouldings, &c.; walls lined and papered and finished with triple border; wainscoting, grained and varnished.
Jury Room, papered and grained.
Entrance doors, lower hall and approaches to Court room oak-grained and varnished.
Judges' Chambers, ceiling painted, walls papered, wainscoting oak-grained and varnished.
Office, lobby, counter and three doors oak-grained and varnished; lettering on doors,
desk and  pigeon holes, telephone.
Gaol, Kamloops.
Female yard graded, and  embankment round wall  faced  and  topped with lumber 1 inch
by 12 inches by 44 feet.
Fence, 40 feet, 4|- inches by 28 feet 3 inches, by 16 feet high.
W. C, 4 feet 3 inches by 4 feet 8 inches.
Two cells, 8 feet 6 inches by 8 feet 2 inches, by 7 feet high, each.
Balcony, 38 feet, 4 inches, by 3 feet; hand-rail, and ladder.
Laundry, 9 feet 7 inches by 7 feet 2 inches by 9 feet 10 inches at back, and 7 feet 4 inches
at front, with wash-tub 6 feet by 1 foot 10 inches, in three compartments.
Tool house, 9 feet 7 inches by 6 feet 4 inches; height, same as laundry.
Store-room, 9 feet 7 inches by 6 feet 10 inches ; height, same as laundry ; one  window and
one door in each room, shelves, &c.
Eight port-holes, 8 inches by 8 inches, with iron bars and glass.
Kitchen yard fence, 23 feet 6 inches by 12 feet, by 16 feet high.
Male yard  graded,  and embankment   round fence faced and topped with lumber, 1 foot
by 1 foot, by 64 feet long.
Wash house, 9 feet 7 inches by 7  feet,   with two tubs 6 feet by 1 foot 8 inches,  and sink
6 feet by 1 foot 9 inches, water-pipe and 3 taps.
W. C, 4 feet by 4 feet 9 inches, by 16 feet high.
Battens  on fence.
Two Ventilators in cellar, 16 feet by 8 inches by 8 inches.
Outer yard, coal shed, 10 feet by 8 feet by 8 feet.
Drains from wash-house, kitchen, laundry to  culvert, Victoria street, 375 feet by 4 inches
by 4 inches, from urinal to main drain, 38 feet by 4 inches by 4 inches.
Fence, front of  gaol, thrown in to give access to front door.
Water-pipes, ditch dug  for  3-inch pipe six feet deep, and pipe laid from main to centre of
gaol yard 284 feet, same for 1-inch pipe, 45 feet; 1 inch laid on through gaol, 70 feet.
Bridge over South Thompson River at Kamloops.
Constructed 4 piers of 3 piles each, to protect bridge from raft logs ; caps on each drift,
bolted to piles with ^-inch bolts, 2 feet long; new braces put in, bolts tightened all
through.
Kamloops to A. J. Venn's (North Thompson River, West side.)—18 Miles.
Thoroughly cleared of loose earth and gravel, narrow places widened out; 1 new bridge
12 feet wide by 13 feet long, round timbers; all culverts repaired ; also, 100 feet cut at
approach to ferry. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 141
Kamloops to Jas. Knouff's (North Thompson River, East Side)—18 Miles.
Thoroughly cleared of all loose gravel and rocks; holes and ruts filled up ; 1 new bridge
across slough on Indian Reserve, 35 feet long, 8 feet high, 2 abutments and 2 stringers
10 inches by 15 inches, covering, 3 inches by 12 inches by 16 feet, hand-rail 3 inches
by 4 inches; also, low approaches filled with clay on each side ; also in November, double
cribbing over slough approaching bridge, 300 feet long by 8 feet high, 18 wide, filled in
with clay and gravel to carry road above high water;  also, small bridge raised 15 inches.
Kamloops to Tranquille—9 Miles.
Thoroughly cleared of all loose dirt and gravel, and culverts repaired.
Kamloops to Savona—30 Miles.
A piece of new road across Guerin's flat, connecting Savona road with Nicola  road, 500
yards, 12 feet wide; road cleaned to Savona Station, holes filled and rocks cleaned off.
Kamloops to Woodward's, Nicola—76 Miles.
Throrougly cleaned out throughout and gravelled in worst places.
July—10-mile   creek   bridge,   hand-rail  and  covering   repaired;    1,050  yards gravelled,
between Coutlie's and Gilmore's hill, 10 feet wide, 8 inches deep.
Between Coutlie's and Armytage's, brush and timber cleared,   20 feet wide on each side
of the road.
August—14  culverts, 4 to  16 feet,  of various depths and sizes; 475 yards gravelled
10 feet wide from 6 to 12 inches deep ; timber  cleared 20 feet on each side of road a
distance of 1^ miles.
On  Kamloops Hill,  1   new  bridge  65 feet long,  16 feet wide, 20 feet  high ; stringers
10  inches  by 15 inches,  caps   12  inches  by 15 inches,  posts  12 inches by 12 inches,
sway  braces   3 inches  by   10 inches,  sills 12 inches by 12 inches,   ribbons  5 inches by
5 inches, railing 4 inches by 5 inches, coverings 3 inches by 12 inches by 16 feet; new
abutments both ends.
Kamloops to Okanagan—56 Miles.
Roadmen have been constantly employed on the above all summer, clearing out rocks
and gravel, and filling holes ; timber cleared on south side of road a distance of 1 mile;
new road, to avoid hill, 250 feet long, 12 feet wide; also, 10 culverts cleaned and
repaired ; and planking repaired on 2 culverts, 6 to 8 feet long, 10 feet wide.
Kamloops to Duck's—18 Miles.
One small bridge rebuilt, 14 feet long, 14 feet wide, 4 feet high, three miles East of Kamloops, washed out by spring freshet; 1 culvert 14 feet wide, 10 feet long, 4 feet deep;
1 culvert 2 feet deep, 14 feet wide, 5 feet long; Campbell's Creek bridge partly
re-covered with 3-inch plank.
Tranquille to Copper Creek Trail—18 Miles.
Now being cleaned out and repaired by one man.
Savona Bridge.
Now in course of repair; the high water this summer having washed away 3 spans on
southern approach.
Kamloops Town—Prison Labour.
Wash-out on River Street, filled last year by contract and culvert laid, washed out again
this spring. Culvert taken up and relaid, embankment faced with timber and slabs, and
filled with about 1,000 yards of dirt taken from River Street, which has been graded
and ditched on both sides, 512 yards.
Victoria Street, graded and ditched on both sides, 1,700 yards.
1st Avenue graded 100 yards.
Nicola road at junction with Victoria Street, graded 60 yards. 142 Public Works Report. 1888
The  amount of dirt moved on Victoria Street averages a 2 feet cut  on  south  side  and
2 feet fill on north.
Culverts put in, 1, 95 feet long, 20 inches by 16 inches; 1,  30 feet long, 20 inches by
10 inches;  1, 105 feet, 30 inches by 10 inches;  1, 163 feet long, 30 inches by 10 inches;
entrance to each  covered  with grating.    A large  proportion  of the  improvements at
the Gaol has been done by prison labour also.
Kamloops to Grand Prairie.
Neil Black, Foreman.
August—Cleared and made general repairs on Kamloops-Grand Prairie  Road; North and
South Thompson   Road; part of Nicola Road to Spence's Bridge, and repaired streets
in town of Kamloops.
Gravelled 150 yards  10 feet wide,   6  to  8  inches deep; made   120 yards  of new road
(2 miles  west of  Duck's Station, Grand Prairie), 12 feet wide, side-hill cutting entire
distance, 2 to 4 feet deep.
Made 160 yards of new road (East of Duck's Station, Grand Prairie) 1 2 feet wide, side-hill
cutting 2 to 4 feet deep.
Constructed 1 bridge 22 feet long, 14 feet wide, 8 feet high; timbers  of round fir, covered
with 3-inch plank; repaired 1 bridge with abutment of round timbers.
Made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 8 feet by 3 feet of round timber.
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September—Cleared roads and made general repairs on road, from Spence's Bridge to
Kamloops, Kamloops to Grand Prairie, North and South Thompson, Tranquille and
Cherry Creek roads ; repaired street in Town of Kamloops; repaired 1 bridge with 8-inch
by 10-inch braces; raised 2 bridges 18 inches.
Made 1 culvert, 14 feet by 12 feet, by 4 feet.
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Made 30 feet of retaining wall, 2J feet high, of stone; filled in 380 feet, 8 feet deep, to form
an approach to Thompson River Bridge during high water.
October—Work performed during month on the following roads, streets and trails, Nicola-
Kamloops Road ; Kamloops-Okanagan Road ; North and South Thompson Road ; Cherry-
Creek Savona Road ; Tranquille Road; Copper Creek Trail; and streets in Town of
Kamloops.
Graded 132 yards, 12 feet wide.
Made an abutment to a bridge, 12 feet wide, 8 feet high, of round timbers.
Repaired 1 bridge with 12 feet of covering.
„ 1       „ new stringers 22 feet long.
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Made 1 culvert of round timbers, 12 feet, by 7 feet by 3 feet.
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November—Made general repairs on Nicola-Kamloops Road; Kamloops-Grand Prairie Road;
North and South Thompson Road; road from Cherry Creek to Kamloops; Tranquille
Road and Copper Creek Trail; made 60 feet of cribbing at Kamloops Ferry, 6 feet high,
filled in same with rock and gravel.
Savona Bridge—Repairs.
November and December—Built 3 spans, aggregating 122 feet long, 16 feet wide ; stringers,
10 inches by 15 inches; caps, 10 inches by 12 inches; waitings, 4 inches by 12 inches;
braces, 8 inches by 10 inches ; planking, 3 inches by 12 inches; hand-railings, 3 inches
by 4 inches; ribbons, 4 inches by 6 inches; hand-rail posts, 4 inches by 4 inches; piles,
7 in number, 45 feet long, 15 inches in diameter at large end. The iron work corresponds
with that on remaining part of bridge. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 143
Osoyoos District.
Road from Enderby to Sicamocse.
Jacob Laur, Foreman.
June—Graded 233 yards, 15 feet wide.
Gravelled      170      ,,      15 „ 8 inches deep.
Constructed 4 bridges, 18 feet long, 6 feet wide, 1\ feet high.
Constructed 2 bridges, 18 feet long, 4 feet wide, 2 feet high, tinbers of round fir, barked,
covered with round fir timber flattened on one side.
Made 1 culvert, 16 feet long, 2 feet wide, 18 inches deep, fir timbers barked.
July—Graded 7,040 yards, 12 feet wide.
Gravelled 50      „     12        „        8 inches deep.
Constructed 1 bridge, 30 feet long, 6 feet wide, 3 feet high.
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and covered with 2-in. plank.
Made 2 culverts, 16 feet by 3 feet, by 2 feet.
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August—-Graded, 4,400 yards, 15 feet wide.
Made 135 yards of corduroy, 15 feet wide.
Made 7 culverts, 16 feet by 4 feet by 8 inches, of cedar timbers.
September—Grubbed and graded, 5,280 yards, 15 feet wide.
Made 7 culverts, 18 feet by 2 feet,   by  18  inches; constructed   with  cedar logs,  covered
with split cedar.
October—Graded, 8,800 yards, 15 feet wide.
Made 170 yards of corduroy, 15 feet wide.
Made 1 bridge 15 feet long, 12 feet wide, 2 feet high.
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„     7 culverts, 15 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet.
Enderby-Vernon Road.
November—Constructed a bridge over a gulch one mile from   Enderby,  120  feet long, 20
feet wide, 8 feet high ;  made suitable approaches, &c.
Swan Lake Road.
F. Heathcote, Foreman.
August—Graded, 4,400 yards, 15 feet wide.
Made 200 yards of corduroy, 18 feet wide.
Made 1 bridge, 16 feet long, 20 feet wide, 4 feet high; timbers round fir, barked, covered
with round timbers flattened on one side.
Made 1 culvert, 20 feet by 6 feet by 18 inches, of  fir timbers covered with  2-inch plank.
Road from Keremeous to Osoyoos.
William Bristol, Foreman.
October—Made sleigh road 25 miles in length.
Graded 3,324 yards, 9 feet to 14 feet wide.
Cutting down slopes 2 feet to 14 feet.
Road from Okanagan Mission to Vernon.
Quin Faulkner, Foreman.
June—Made 60 feet of cribbing, 8 feet high.
Repaired and cleared road.
Made bridges and culverts. 144 Public Works Report. 1888
July—Graded 2,580 yards, 18 feet wide.
Made 1 bridge, 22 feet long, 16 feet wide, and 6 feet high.
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,,   30 feet of cribbing, 6 feet high.
August—Repaired and cleared 17 miles, 16 feet wide.
Made 1 bridge,  16 feet long, 16 feet wide, 8 feet high.
,,     3 culverts, 16 feet by 3 feet wide, 1 to 4 feet deep.
Cribbed, 40 feet, 8 feet high.
September—Built a log wing-dam  on a  branch of  Mission  Creek,   480 feet long,   8 feet
wide, 4 feet high, securely pinned and braced.
October—Hauled stones, and filled wing-dam on Mission Creek.
Vernon and Coldstream Road.
Quin Faulkner, Foreman.
November—Gravelled, 440 yards, 16 feet wide, 6 to 8 inches deep.
Made 2 culverts of logs, 16 feet by 6 feet by 4 feet.
,,      1 culvert of 4-inch by 12-inch, plank, 24 feet by 1 foot by 4 feet.
Cherry Cruek Road.
Louis Christian, Foreman.
June—Forest cleared, 880 yards, 10 feet wide.
Graded 880 yards, 10 feet wide.
Constructed 1 bridge, 25 feet long, 18 feet  wide, 6  feet  high; stringers, 12 by 12 inches;
covering 6 inches thick.
July—Forest cleared, 1,760 yards, 10 feet wide.
Graded 1,760 yards, 10 feet wide.
Constructed 1 bridge, 30 feet long, 18 feet wide, 8 feet high; stringers  12 by 12 inches;
covering 6 inches thick.
August—Forest cleared, 2,640 yards, 10 feet wide.
Graded 2,640 yards, 10 feet wide.
Constructed a bridge 20 feet long, 20 feet wide, 5  feet high; stringers   12   by   12  inches;
covering 6 inches thick.
September—Graded 1,760 yards, 10 feet wide.
Made 20 feet of corduroy, 15 feet wide.
Constructed 1 bridge, 30 feet long, 15 feet wide, 4 feet high ; covering 10 inches thick.
Made 120 feet of cribbing, 5 feet high. f.
October—Forest cleared, 2,200 yards, 9 feet wide.
Graded 1,760 yards, 9 feet wide.
Constructed a bridge 35 feet long, 15 feet wide, 5 feet high ; covering 8 inches thick.
Made 1 culvert over a creek, 25 feet long, 15 feet wide.
,,1 ,, dry gulch, 20 feet long, 15 feet wide.
November—Made 10 feet of corduroy, 15 feet wide.
School House at Grand Prairie.
Fred. H. Barnes, Contractor, $610.
Provided all requisites and put up a. school building in conformity with plans and specifications.
School House at Enderby.
N. H. Kenny, Contractor, $700.
Furnished all labour and materials, and erected a building according to plans and specifications.
 O	 52 VroT. Public Works Report. 145
Lillooet   District.
James Robertson, Foreman.
Lillooet-Clinton Road.
June —Cleared roadway of loose rock ; cleared water-courses; repaired 120 feet of cribbing at Pavilion Mountain; blasted out rock for roadway; blasted 22 yards of rock, 2
feet wide, 8 feet deep; blasted 13 yards of rock, 2 feet wide, 7 feet deep; blasted 7
yards of rock, 4 feet wide, 5 feet deep; made 10 yards of stone wall, 3 feet high.
Clinton-Lillooet and Dog Creek Road.
July—Repaired three large breaks on Pavilion Mountain, blasted the lower one out, and
partly blasted and cribbed the upper ones ; rebuilt the stone wall at Kelly's Lake, and
removed 23 yards of slide rock and gravel 6 feet deep ; graded 3,250 yards, averaging
2 feet wide ; made 92 yards of cribbing, averaging 3 feet 3 inches high; blasted 15
yards of rock, 4 feet wide, 8 feet deep; blasted 7 yards of rock, 2 feet wide, 10 feet
deep; made 15 yards of stone wall 5 feet high.
Lillooet-Marble Canyon and Dog Creek Road.
August—Graded and filled two ruts on Dog Creek Road, and cribbed and filled two
breaks on Pavilion Mountain Road with rock; graded 3,800 yards, averaging 2 feet
wide; made 1 culvert, 18 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet; made 47 yards of cribbing,
averaging 9 feet high ; made 12 yards of stone wall, 3 feet high ; blasted 80 yards of
rock, 2 feet wide, 8 feet deep.
September—Roads kept in repair by section men; removed rocks and slides; clearing
ditches and culverts and made 40 yards of new road ; graded 9,700 yards, averaging
2 feet wide.
Dog Creek and Alkali Road.
October—The work on those roads consisted of shovelling off rock and gravel slides,
making water-courses, repairing culverts and bridges, and making general repairs to the
road-bed.
Seaton Lake Trail.
August, September, and October—Made general repairs for a distance of 35 miles,
clearing out brush, rocks and logs, dzc, and made a new trail 400 yards in length, to
avoid a slide; graded 17 yards, 1 foot deep; graded 500 yards, light cutting, and 85
yards, heavy cutting; repaired 1 bridge, 60 feet long, with new covering, cap, 2
stringers 24 feet long, and 1 stringer 15 feet long; re-covered 1 bridge, 60 feet long,
and put in 1 new stringer; re-covered 1 bridge, 40 feet long, and put in new post and
cap ; re-covered 1 bridge, 20 feet long, and put in new post and cap; re-covered 2
bridges, 18 feet long, and put in each 2 new stringers ; re-covered 3 bridges,
aggregating 117 feet; made 16 feet of cribbing, 1 foot high, and 59 yards of stone wall,
averaging 3 feet high.
LlLLOOET-HlGH   BAR  TRAIL.
August, September, and October—Made general repairs, cleared off slides and rocks, and
graded the worst parts.
Lillooet Bridge.
The San Francisco Bridge Company are proceeding energetically with the erection of the
bridge, which will be completed as soon as the river is frozen over sufficiently to enable
false works to be put up. 146 Public Works Report. 1888
Cariboo    District.
Williams' Lake and St. Peter's Spring Road.
Graded 2J miles, 9 feet wide.
Made a bridge 56 feet long, 15 feet wide.
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Cut out timber and removed rocks 5 miles.
Chimney Creek to Chilcotin.
Graded f mile, 9 feet wide on side hill.
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Soda Creek and Chilcotin Road —23 Miles.
The road has been widened, generally repaired and much improved.
Made 3 miles of new sleigh road to connect with a road on the opposite side of the Fraser
River, at Morrison & Adam's Ranch.
Williams Lake to Deep Creek.
The road has been repaired and improved.
Trail from Barkerville to Keithley.
Cut out fallen timber, renewed  the culverts, did some grading and made repairs.    General
repairs have been made to other trails throughout the District where necessary.
Kootenay District—(Eastern Division).
Arch'd Cameron, Foreman.
Road from  Kootenay Crossing to West end of Upper Columbia Lake—Distance,   16
Miles.
May—Forest cleared 1 mile.
Graded 5,016 yards, 12 feet wide.
Gravelled 330 yards.
Built 2 bridges, 14 feet by 5 feet by 5 feet.
Made 5 culverts 15 feet by 4 feet.
Made 308 yards of cribbing, 4 feet high.
Made general repairs along the entire distance.
Road East of Dutch Creek and West of Columbia River.
June—Forest cleared 242 yards, 26 feet wide.
Graded 1,298 yards, 14 feet wide.
Gravelled 330 yards, 14 feet wide, 10 inches deep.
Made 242 yards corduroy, 14 feet wide.
Made 1 log bridge, 1 3 feet in length.
Made 2 culverts 15 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet.
Fort Steele Road.
July—Forest cleared about 7 miles, 24 feet wide.
Graded 3,014 yards, 12 feet wide.
Cut down a hill on the West side of Kootenay River, 6 to 9 feet, and graded 374 yards
12 feet wide. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 147
Made  an approach  to the  new bridge   at Galbraith's [Hill,   averaging 18 feet  high arid
12 feet wide, of gravel and hard pan.
Graded 220 yards, 12 feet wide.
Made 1 culvert 18 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet.
Made 44 yards of cribbing, 4 feet high.
August—Made   general   repairs   to road from  Galbraith's   Ferry   to   Shuswap   Creek--
distance 77| miles.    The work consisted of removing roots, stumps and stones, widening
Findlay Creek Hill; made a new grade at Shuswap Creek.    Forest clearing, grading
and building a bridge.
Galbraith's Ferry  Road.
August—Forest cleared 220 yards, 24 feet wide.
Road from Galbraith's to Wolf Creek—Distance, 17 Miles.
Forest cleared 220 yards, 24 feet wide,
Graded 220    „       12
Made 1 bridge. 35 feet long, 12 feet wide, 4 feet high.
Road from Wolf Creek to Findlay Creek—Distance, 26 Miles.
Graded 880 yards, 12 feet wide,
Widened roadway at Findlay Creek Hill, 440 yards, 12 feet wide.
Road from Findlay Creek to Windermere—Distance, 29 Miles.
Graded 440 yards, 12 feet wide.
Road from Windermere to Shuswap Creek—Distance, 5| Miles.
Graded 88 yards, 12 feet wide.
Road   from  Shuswap   Creek   to   one   mile   South   of   Macaulay's   Ceeek—Distance,
14 Miles.
September—Forest cleared 1,760 yards, 20 feet wide.
Graded 3,400    „      12
Made 1 culvert, 14 feet by 6 feet by 2 feet
Made general repairs, removed stumps, stones, <fec.
Made a new branch road to Armstrong's Landing—distance 1 mile.
Road from 1   mile South  of  Macaulay's  Creek   to  Steamboat Landing—Distance,
12 Miles.
October—Graded 2,530 yards, 12 feet wide.
Made general repairs, removed stumps, stones, <fec.
Trail from Steamboat Landing to Golden—Distance, 50 Miles.
October—Removed fallen timber, stones, and graded the worst places.
Removed gravel slides on Coral, Vermilion and Deadman's Creek Trails.
Pack Trails.
A trail has  been   opened from   Donald to Porcupine Creek  placer mines—18   miles.
Nature of work, cutting out logs and brush, with some trifling grading.    Cost, $250.
Crow's Nest Pass Trail.
Cleared of fallen timber and sand.    Old John's, Coal, and Michael Creeks bridged.    This
work done prior to going out of the North-West Mounted Police.
Perry Creek Trail.
This trail has been cleared of fallen timber at a trifling cost. 148 Public Works Report.     . 1888
Columbia River Trail (from Golden to Steamboat Landing)— 50 miles.
This trail has been kept open and put in order for winter travel, this autumn. Repairing
corduroy, improving grades, and cutting out fallen timber.
Bridges.
William Rocket, Foreman.
Bridges have been erected across Kicking Horse River, at Golden; Kootenay River, at
Fort Steele; and Wild Horse. Creek bridge; and bridges over sloughs on Ferry Flat
have been repaired.
At site of Kicking Horse bridge the river at low water is 120 feet wide, and 4 feet deep ;
bed of river, gravel and small stones. During high water, width 280 feet, depth 8 feet,
with very strong current.
There are crossing main channel two Queen truss spans 69 feet wide, resting on three crib
piers built of 12-inch hewn timber, sides of piers 18 feet, front points 9 feet, back points
about 6 feet 6 inches; all angles pinned and drift bolted. The centre pier is 12 feet
high, shore pier to north side 9 feet, and south pier to shore side 6 feet; piers floored
and weighted with rock; timbers of spans, 4 stringers, principals 12 by 13, swing beams
12 by 12, straining beams 12 by 12; outside of truss 14 feet wide; depth of truss over
all 13 feet. Approach on north side is 28 feet; 4 stringers to bank, and on south side
of truss a trestle runs across a bar, which overflows from 1 to 3 feet in high water.
The sills, caps, an'd posts of this work are 12-inch flat timber, put together with 8-inch
by f-inch iron dowels; stringers, three in number, 12 by 12; whole length covered with
hewed poles; guard or hand-rail, round poles, with a 1 by 8-inch board whole length.
Two hundred feet of this bridge is covered with 2|-inch plank, balance with closely
fitted round poles.    Total length of bridge, 346 feet.
Forty feet from north end of bridge is a slough, which carries, in high water, 8 feet in
depth of water by 25 feet in width. This is crossed with 3 stringers, 12 by 12, flat
timber, covered with round poles; extreme length, 32 feet.
The cost of the above bridges, including tools, which belong to the Provincial Government,
and Foreman's wages, is about $1,553.
Ferry Bridge, Kootenay River, Fort Steele.—Width of river, at point where bridge crosses,
on 30th of October last, was 340 feet; greatest depth, 9 feet 4 inches. At high water
mark width is 355 feet, depth (70 feet from west side), 17 feet, running about 1 foot
in 70 feet towards east side. The total length of bridge is 420 feet. Commencing from
west side there is 40 feet of trestle approach to truss. First bent to west, under truss,
there are 9 piles driven to a depth of 6 feet. One side of piles, on river side, planked
8 feet high with 2|-inch plank.
No. 1 pier, to west, is built with 18 piles, driven down 6 feet in bed ; sides of pier, 20 feet at
top, and 26 feet at bottom; 7 feet wide at bottom and 6 feet at top; 6 piles in 3 rows,
the centre row is cut off at low water mark and floored with 12 by 12 timbers; also 12
by 12 timber around pier, bolted on outside of piles and planked above with 2J inches.
The water below floor is 9 feet, and above high water of 1888 to under corbel, a clearance of 6 feet 6 inches; high water, 17 feet. Twenty eight yards of rock have been
thrown around piles under floor, and above floor in pier, 31 yards of rock.
No. 2 pier, from west, is same as No   1, with one foot less depth of water.
No. 3 pier has 15 piles, or 3 rows, cut off 8 feet above bed of river, with a hewed 12 by 12
timber pier. Pier placed on piles bolted and pinned at all corners, and floored; 20
yards of rock placed around piles, and 20 yards in pier. Width of pier, top 5 feet;
bottom 6 feet 8 inches; depth of water, high line, 15 feet.
No. 4 pier has 15 piles, 6 feet wide; sides, 18 feet top, 22 feet bottom; floored at low water
5 feet deep; planked sides 10 feet high, filled with 20 yards rock, and 20 yards placed
around pier piles. The current is not very strong at this point in high water. Forty
feet from this pier is a 4-pile trestle bent, planked from high water down 6 feet; capped
with 12 by 12, and corbels of 12 by 12, 12 feet long; braced with 6 by 6 under corbel,
on wailings, 3 by 12. No. 2 trestle bent, 30-foot span on shore; 4 piles, no corbels;
span, 30 feet to cribbing, end of bridge Cribbing end is built of round logs 10 feet
high on east side, filled in at commencement of grade. This grade is 1 foot in 10, and
624 feet long. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 140
Queen Truss Spans—
The 4 Truss spans are No. 1 West, 70 feet 7 inches long.
No. 2 span,    * 69    „   4 „
No. 3    „ 69    „   4
No. 4    „ 71    „   4
Making a total of 279 feet 11 inches in spans.
Trestle east has a grade of 4 feet in 100 feet.
Trestle west has a grade of 2 feet in 40 feet; 4 stringers, full length of bridge, 12 by 13,
covered with 2^ plank; corbels are  12 by  12; principals and  straining beams, 12 by
12; guard-rail, 6 inches in diameter all round, with 1 by 8 board, full length.
The timbers for this bridge had to be hauled a long distance and rafted in high water to
location, there being no timber within easy reach, even for false work.
Bridges over sloughs on Ferry Flat have been repaired;   respective lengths of bridges, 50
feet, 80 feet, 65 feet, and 68 feet=263 feet
Wild Horse Creek bridge has been repaired as follows:  60 feet carried away during high
water, renewed at a cost of $188; cost of the above, about $340.
In addition to the above, bridges have been built during last spring across Wild Horse
Creek, at Saw-mill  Flat,  Columbia  River, between the  two lakes, where the waggon
road crosses; Dutch Creek and Six Mile Creek, also on waggon road; and repairs have
been put upon Elk River bridge on the Fort McLeod trail.
Works and Buildings (East Kootenay).
Government Office, Fort Steele, shingle roof, with some repairs inside; cost, about $300.
' Buildings occupied at Donald.
Lock-up, repairing roof, &c, $75.
Magistrate's Office, $50.
School-house and Fittings.
J. C. Stern, Contractor, $995.
Erected   a   building   and   provided  desks,   seats, &c,  in   accordance   with   plans and
specifications.
West Kootenay District.
Peter Peterson, Foreman.
Big Bend Trail—70 Miles.
April—Clearing trail sufficiently, with the aid of the packers, to enable the trains to get
through; making 2 bridges, respectively 15 feet and 20 feet long, between Downie
Creek and Goldstream ; repairing trail from Goldstream up McCulloch Creek, and also
to French Creek.
May—Continuing clearance work on trail generally ; removing windfalls, timber, rock
and gravel slides ; repairing bridges,. culverts, corduroys, and washouts; working for
several days and nights, ineffectually, trying to save Downie Creek Bridge ; making
rough boat for crossing that creek.
June—High water having damaged trail, removed brush and fallen timber and portions
of rock and gravel slides ; cleared driftwood from north abutment of Carnes Creek
Bridge, which has sunk 1J feet; repaired bridges, culverts, &c, generally; made new
30-foot bridge, 16-inch stringers, immediately south of Carnes Creek Bridge, and f mile
new trail there, to avoid future washout; made 3 new bridges, averaging 20 feet long,
on the flats about 4 miles north of said creek.
July—Made 4 new bridges, averaging about 20 feet long, at washouts between 15-Mile
Creek and Downie Creek; further repaired culverts, corduroys, &c, and watched
bridges against fires. August—Made general repairs, and removed timber and rubbish caused by fires, chiefly
south of Carnes Creek; made half a mile of new trail where trail had been destroyed.
Waggon Road, Farwell to Revelstoke Station,  1|- Miles.
May—A contribution of $270 was given in aid of this work, and was expended under the
supervision of John Cranston, in the absence of the Assistant Commissioner. The road
is 16 feet wide, graded, 6 inches filling, and an average of 6 inches gravel; 5 culverts;
hill-side cribbed for about 100 yards ; corduroy 350 yards.
Illicill.ewaet River—North Fork Road, from Abert Canon Station up the North Fork of
Illicillewaet River.
B. C. McCord, Foreman.
Clearing logs, etc., 4J miles, 14 feet wide.
Side-hill grading 1£ miles, from 4 to 6 feet wide.
1 bridge, 36 feet long, 12 feet wide, 4 feet high, covered with 5-inch split cedar.
1 bridge across the main branch of the Illicillewaet River, length 120 feet, width 12 feet,
height 10 feet; main span 40 feet in clear; two piers 26 feet long, 8 feet wide, dovetailed at corners and well fastened with |^-inch drift bolts; three round spruce stringers
13 inches at small end. The stringers are 3 feet 8 inches above extreme high water
mark. Covering, 5-inch split cedar, secured with heavy ribbon pieces, bolted down
with |-inch bolts Both piers are filled with rock. Some boulders and bed-rock were
removed by blasting.
This work, on account of an unusually early winter, had to be stepped on the 25th
October, there being over two feet of snow on the ground. About 3^ miles of this road
remain to be constructed.
Toad Mountain Trail—27 . Miles.
L. Macquarrie, Foreman.
May and June—Made a new trail of about 27 miles in length, to connect the trail from
Colville, U. S. (which ends at the Columbia River about a mile above the mouth of
Kootenay River), with the west end of Toad Mountain Camp. Followed west side of
Kootenay River 13 miles to Slocan River; crossed Kootenay River lj miles beyond
junction of Slocan and Kootenay Rivers; thence on east side of Kootenay River to
Forty-Nine Creek ; thence diverging easterly to the above camp. Forest cleared 12
feet wide; graded 3 feet wide ; overhanging branches well cut out; about 500 feet of
corduroy; 23 culverts and small bridges over brooks; 1 bridge, 130 feet long, on two
low abutments and two low cribs (cost $65), for crossing a slack-water slough near
Kootenay crossing, only flooded at high water; a bridge across Forty-Nine Creek, 50
feet long ; abutments, round logs, diameter 1 foot, barked; pier the same; 4 stringers,
10 by 14 inches, covered with 4-inch hewn timber; suitable hand-railing, &o. Made a
ferry-boat to cross Slocan River, 30 feet long, 12 feet wide, 2 feet deep ; fiat floor,
except up-river side and the two lower ends ; upper and lower floor 2-inch plank ;
knees strong; 350 feet of f-inch wire rope. This ferry let by the month during season
to F. Fitzgerald at $15 a month, payable in advance, rates not to exceed the following :
Government officers, free; horse and man, 50 cents; pack-horse, 25 cents; man on
pack-train, 25 cents; foot passenger, 25 cents; freight, per 100 lbs., 10 cents; special
rates less for ore Owing to uncertainty of railway construction it was not considered
advisable to make other than a monthly arrangement. The ferries on Columbia River
(to connect the Colville trail with the new trail) and on the Kootenay were left to
private enterprise, on the understanding that the rates were not to exceed the following:
Horse and man, 75 cents; pack horses, each, 50 cents; man on pack train, 25 cents;
foot passengers, 50 cents; freight, per pound, 12|- cts; ore, special rates.
Logs were got out for a building 16 by 20, but work was stopped, as the construction of
proposed railway and development of mining camps might affect location.
Ttail at Hot Springs Camp (west side of Kootenay Lake).
An appropriation of $500 was made in aid of this trail to assist the miners in getting ore
to the lake for shipment. 52 Vict. Public Works Report. 151
FORESTRY  INSPECTOR'S   REPORT.
To the Honorable
The Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works.
Sir,— I have the honor to submit for your information the accompanying Statement, which
shows that at the present time there are in the Province of British Columbia—
25 Saw-Mills, now built or in course of construction.
26 Timber Leases, comprising 135,063 acres.
That the annual rentals at which such leases were granted, aggregate, .    $  15,074 73
That the annual rentals, as revised by the Land Act, 1888, amount to. 5,540 83
The reduction therein being  $    9,533 90
Also, that during the first half of the present fiscal year the amounts of Timber cut by, or
for, the respective Saw-Mills have been —
From Crown Lands :  10,939,040
,,     Patented Lands         	
„     Timber Leaseholds  8,169,067
The amount from each lease specified.
„     Timber Limits  9,129,565
,,     Private Property  3,332,352
In all        31,868,384
And that the royalty thereon is       $12,675 59
From which sum a rebate has been allowed on Timber exported of 3,051 40
The nett revenue derived from that source being       $ 9,624  19
This Statement, while showing all the timber on which royalty is payable, would have
been more valuable for statistical purposes had the returns received from the various Saw-
Mills been more complete, i. e., had they contained full particulars of all timber cut from
Leaseholds not subject to the payment of royalty, and of all timber cut from Dominion Lands
and private property, thus enabling such particulars to have been included therein.
You will observe that the royalties have not been computed at a uniform rate. In
explanation thereof, I would say these differences arise from the fact that there are still in force
Timber Licenses which were issued prior to the passage of the present Act, and which are
subject only to a charge for stumpage, calculated at 25 cts per M. feet, and that a portion of
the timber included in the Statement was cut under and by the authority of such licenses.
These licenses will all have expired on the 5th March, 1889, excepting—
No. 41, R. H. Alexander, and
No. 42, E. D. Heatley,
which are Special Licenses granted for four years from 20th December, 1886. 152 Public Works Report. 1888
At present date there are current—
Special Licenses -Granted under former Act    10
,, ,,     present   „       26
36
General Licenses—Granted under former Act      8
„ ,,     present   ,,       70
 78
In all    114
It is satisfactory to note that as far as can be judged from present appearances and circumstances, there is a prospect of a very considerable increase in the timber business of this
Province taking place in the immediate future. Eastern as well as local capital being directed
to and invested in that industry, notably in the construction now being proceeded with of an
extensive saw-mill on the eastern confines of the City of Vancouver, and the proposed construction of still more extensive mills on the Fraser River, above the City of New Westminster.
Applications, of some of which notices have been published, for extensive leases of timber
lands will shortly be made to your Department, which, under the provisions of the present Act,
it may be advisable to grant.
The revenue which will accrue (in addition to that contributed by the enterprises above
indicated) from the Crown Lands and Timber Limits of the Province, judging from the
increased number of General and Special Licenses now, and soon to be, issued promises to be
much greater than it has been in former years. The increase in the number of licenses and
the more extended operations carried on by them will render it necessary that a close and
careful supervision should bo kept, and will at the same time considerably increase the difficulties (now sufficiently apparent) there are in making such a supervision thoroughly effective
over the very large scope of country in which the lumbering industries of the Province are
distributed.
Respectfully submitted.
R. J. SKINNER,
Victoria, B. C, Forestry Inspector.
January, 1889. 153
LUMBERING  STATISTICS.
•
Name.
No. of Mills and where situated.
Daily-
Capacity.
Timber Leases Held.
Quantities of Timber cut during Six
' December, 1S88, fr<
Months ending 31st
)M
.      Royalty.
Location.
Date.
Term
of
Years.
Acreage.
Rental.
Remarks.
At which
granted.
Revised by
Act, 1888.
Crown
Lands.
Patented
Lands.
Timber
Leasehold.
Timbe
Limits
r
Private
Property.
Total.
Collected.
Rebate on
Timber
exported.
2, New Westminster	
105,000
66,000
110,000
30,000
50,000
New Westminster District	
1st January,      1870
11th     „   *         1875
28th November, 1884
6th February,    1886
10th January,     1888
16th March,       1888
15th     „             1886
30th November, 1886
30th        „          1886
10th June,          1887
8th February,    1888
16th March,       1888
6th February,    1886
10th June,          1887
10th November, 1887
27th January,     1888
18th June,          1887
3rd February,    1883
18th June,          1885
9th January,      1879
1st February,     1876
16th March,       1888
16th      „             1888
3rd February,    1888
3rd       „             1888
21
21
20
21
21
21
21
2
5
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
20
21
21
21
21
21
11,410
10,162
1,947
7,825
1,433
800
8,216
704
3,220
2,301
1,360
1,467
6,971
3,652
8,353
1,482
2,500
3,749
1,380
7,069
787
18,462
1,413
4,800
23,600
$ 114 10
101 62
194 70
782 50
214 95
120 00
921 40
70 40
322 00
345 15
204 00
220 05
1,045 65
547 80
1,252 95
222 30
375 00
562 35
138 00
70 69
7 87
2,769 30
211 95
720 00
3,540 00
$ 114 10
101 62
97 35
391 25
71 65
40 00
410 80
Not subject to payment of royalty.
Coast
4,039,682
2,176,734
656,405
6,872,821
$ 3,436 26
$ 1,718 13
426,447
1,916,995
l,962,6'.t4
5,526,441
. 2,251 44
869 64
Royal City Planing Mills Company	
New Westminster      ,,      	
Expired.
161 00
115 05
68 00
73 35
348 55
182 60
417 65
74 10
125 00
187 45
69 00
70 69
7 87
923 10
70 65
240 00
1,180 00
1,080,997
139,358
Coast and Sayward     ,,
Sayward                      „
New Westminster      ,,
Sayward                      ,,
Ooast and Savward
    '"
566,546
708,685
566,546
1,335,344
141 64
576 66
626,6f
59
Coast and New Westminster Districts ...
Sayward District	
533,530
355,030
2,607,502
247,481
[
3,388,513
1,694 25
W P. Sayward .            	
Coast and Sayward Districts	
3,464,727
 1...
3,819,757
1,556 12
Wm. Sutton ..          	
35,000
Cowichan District	
Not in operation.   Lease not subject
to royalty.
Harrison Lake. New Westminster District.
70,000
50,000
2,048,7*0
670,3iji0
j
2,754,256
2,048,750
7,222,180
964 12
1,880 58
subject to royalty.
New Westminster District	
Savward                       	
3,797,544
463 63
.
>>                                        r>
■': r '
1	
25,000
32,000
12,000
80,000
75,000
15,000
20,000
7,000
5,000
8,000
12,000
10,000
3,000
I
2, Yale District	
Cut on Dominion lands only.
Not in operation.
Cut on Dominion lands only.
374,136
...
578,096
952,232
106 52
Port Moody Saw-Mill Company	
1, Cariboo District, Quesnelle	
1, Cariboo District, Barkerville ..
1, Alert Bay	
Cut on Dominion lands only.
mm
136,000
136,000
68 00
G. Williseroft	
Vancouver Lumber Company	
Totals   ...
1, Vancouver	
	
135,063
$15,074 73
$5,540 83
10,939,400
8 1fiP.Ofi7
9,429,5i35
3,332,352
31,868,384
$12,675 59
$ 3,051 40
Victoria, B. C,
January, 1889.
E, J. SKINNER,
Forestry Inspector.
1 52 Vict.
Public Works Report.
155
TENDERS RECEIVED AND CONTRACTS AWARDED
DURING THE YEAR  1888.
Natube of Work.
Name of Tenderer.
Amount.
Award.
Victoria City District.
Addition to the Girls' Department of the Central
J. P. Elford	
C. E. Mallette	
$ 4,398 00
4,629 00
4,400 00
4,890 00
5,175 00
5,775 00
283 00
397 00
400 00
405 00
1,834 00
1,986 00
3,500 00
3,500 00
1,025 00
1,075 00
2,395 00
135 00
173 00
197 00
198 00
200 00
250 00
375 00
475 00
375 00
495 00
800 00
387 50
540 00
618 00
720 00
400 00
565 00
1,175 00
1,200 00
1,225 00
1,355 00
1 275 00
1,605 00
629 00
735 00
961 00
975JX)
Awarded.
McKillican & Anderson  ....
A. R. Reid 	
W. M. Ross 	
Repairs to to the Public School, Victoria	
Thos. R. Mitchell	
J. P. Elford     	
Awarded.
H. B. Rendall	
Chas. Hayward	
Muirhead & Mann	
Awarded.
Concrete Walks at the Law Courts	
Victoria District.
Geo. Petherick & Son	
J. W. Keller	
P. Gilligan	
Awarded.
Awarded.
W. H. Snider	
W. H. Snider	
Awarded.
C. E. Mallette	
C. T. Penwill	
Awarded.
Willis Bond	
W. H. Snider	
Awarded.
Esquimalt District.
Thos. Elliott	
Awarded.
W. Waitt & Co	
W. M. Ross  	
A. H. Peatt   	
Awarded.
R. Kelly	
J. Haggerty	 156
Public Works Report.
1888
Nature of Work.
Name of Tenderer.
Amount.
Award.
Esquimau District.—Continued.
Whyte;& Clement	
Thos. Elliott	
C. T. Penwill  	
J. McDowell	
C. T. Penwill 	
Thos. Elliott	
$     786 00
875 00
.1,050 00
640 00
700^00
725 00
640 00
650 00
725 00
1,000 00
221 00
245 00
275 00
268 00
295 00
320 00
300 00
285 00
279 00
400 00
485 00
590 00
139 00
165 00
175 00
210 00
66 00
550 00
690 00
200 00
260 00
300 00
197 00
350 00
200 00
370 00
215 00
265 00
275 00
550 00
1,000 00
45 00
50 00
149 00
150 00
150 00
200 00
Not awarded.
John McDowell 	
C. T. Penwill 	
Thos. Elliott	
-
Cowichan District.
Road from McPherson's to the Trunk Road—Sec. A.
W. S. Smith	
A. Reid	
Jas. Dougan	
S. W. Handy
Nanaimo District.
Englishman's River Bridge	
D. A. McMillan	
Alberni District.
Stephenson's Road—an extension of Beaver Ck. Rd.
J. S. Jolley	
Stephenson & Debeaux	
V. Ingram	
Awarded.
R. Pinkerton	
W. Leeson	
River Front Road	
Daniel Clark	
M. Shaw	
R. Pinkerton	
M. M. Sareault	
Smith & Leeson	
Merrifield's to Dunn's	
P. Nichols	
Awarded.
M.Shaw	 52 Vict.
Public Works Report.
157
Nature of Work.
Alberni District.—Continued.
Roger Creek Road..   	
Sproat Lake Road.
Road East of old Mill-site
Sproat River Bridge	
Lock-up at Alberni	
New Westminster District.
Vancouver School House	
Aldergrove School	
Addition to Public School, New Westminster.
School House at Sapperton.
Port Haney School House. .
Delta School.
York School House. ..
English School House.
Moodyville Lock-up..
North Arm Road.
Trunk Road, Chilliwhack.
Kootenay District.
School House at Donald	
Osoyoos District.
Grand Prairie School	
Name of Tenderer.
M. Shaw	
Jas.  King
R.  Pinkerton.
G. Compton. .
R. Pinkerton.
A. Norris . ...
R. Pinkerton.
Ingram & Leeson.
R. Pinkerton....
Gill & Orr	
Edmund Gill	
Sareault & Leeson.
R. Pinkerton	
W. M. Ross... .
E. W. Jones .. .
J. W. Brewer...
Geo. C. Mesher.
Thos. Shortreed
J. A. Calbick...
Ackerman Bros.
Henry Bruce.
D. Docksteader	
McLaren & Calligan.
Buie & Walker.
G. Lossiter....
S. G. Pidy	
A. Roscoe.   .
J. B. Elliott.
F. Rogers. .
J. Mclnnes.
R. S. Graham	
C. C. Weldon	
J. Hartney	
Boyd & Clendinning.
G. Oliver	
W. H. Hall ....
A. Cruikshanks..
J. A. Evans	
T. Dunville	
Ennis & Bartlett.
W. H. Cawley...
J. C. Stern....
G. Sutherland .
G. E. Manuel..
Saml. Allen ...
F. H. Barnes.
R. Knapp
J, D. Ross...
Enderby School N. H. Kenny.
700 00
Amount.
Award.
$   69 00
90 00
115 00
170 00
Awarded.
150 00
270 00
Awarded.
50 00
Awarded.
400 00
470 00
480 00
Awarded.
285 00
295 00
349 00
Awarded.
3,575 00
3,940 00
4,975 00
6,000 00
Awarded.
579 00
Awarded.
2,237 00
2,294 00
Awarded.
675 00
Awarded.
575 00
797 00
Awarded.
700 00
750 00
950 00
Awarded.
650 00
Awarded.
700 00
Awarded.
200 00
285 00
Awarded.
23 90 «? chain
3,264 00
1,695 00
1,880 00
2,000 00
Awarded.
444 00
495 00
595 00
471 00
694 00
575 00
Awarded.
995 00
1,228 00
1,240 00
1,265 00
Awarded.
610 00
675 00
790 00
Awarded.
Awarded. Public Works Report.
1888
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