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THE    BY-LAWS
OF
THE CORPORATION
OF
The City of Victoria
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
1889.
REVISED AND EDITED,
BY DIRECTION OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL,
BY  EDWIN JOHNSON^ Q. C,
One of the Consoudators of the Statutes of British Columbia, 1888,
VICTORIA, B. C.:
COHEN'S PRINTING OFFICE, 38 FORT STREET.
1890.  PREFACE.
The last collection of the by-laws of the City bears date 1877;
and in the mean time many and important alterations in and additions to them have been made, so that it had become difficult to ascertain the present condition of the municipal law on many subjects.
In this edition the By-Laws which have been repealed, expressly
or by clear implication, and those which have become undoubtedly
obsolete, are omitted, the By-Laws which have been amended are
printed as amended, and the amending By-Laws are also given because it may be necessary to refer to them occasionally in judicial
proceedings or otherwise. The text has been collated with the originally published version, that being the final stamp of authority under
the municipal acts. The numbers heretofore prefixed to the bylaws are retained in parenthesis, followed by the consecutive num-
beis in this volume. The date of publication, being as important as
the date of final passage, is now for the first time appended. Where
(as was found in a few instances) enacting paragraphs, sections, or
clauses had been left unnumbered, numbers are now given to them;
and the punctuation has received a much needed revision throughout.
The editor could not go further without usurping legislative or
judicial functions.
A Table of all the by-laws published in or since the last collection,
showing when and how they have been disposed of, and an index, have
been added, and will, it is hoped, be found useful.
Victoria. November, 1889.  ^FABI^   OF   BV-IvA^S   f    1
OF                           J^«
The Corporation of the City of Victoria.
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Date.
TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
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1
1862,
Oct'berS.
For the Protection of  the
City against Fire.
R. No. 147.*
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2
Defining the Duties of Fire
Wardens and Regulating
the Conduct of the Inhabitants at Fires
R. No. 147.
3
1869,
May 17.
Municipal By-Law to Regulate the Sanitary  Condition of the City and Port
of Victoria, B. C.
Victoria   Heallh Bv-
law, 1869.
R. No. 131.
Se-Ht;
4.
(Order in Council Amending By-Law No. 3.)
Obsolete.
—
5
1872,
May 15.
Victoria    Municipal   Land
By-Law, 1872
The Victoria Municipal Land By-Law,
1872.
1.
6
1873,
March 12.
By-Law for Regulating the
Meetings and the General
Conduct of   Business of
the Municipal Council of
the City of Victoria, B. C.
The By-Law for Regulating   the   Meetings and the   General    Conduct     of
Business of the Municipal   Council   of
the City of Victoria,
B. C.
R. No. 154.
7
1873,
March 20.
By-Law authorising the Constructing of Water Works
for the City of Victoria,
B.C.
The By-Law authorising the Construction of Water Works
for the City of Victoria, B. C, 1873.
2
8
1873,
May 7.
By-Law   to    regulate    the
Duties of the Assessor and
Collector.
Assessor and Collector
By-Law, 1873.
3
E 9
1873,
June 4.
Municipal Street By-Law to
regulate the Construction,
Maintenance, and Repairs
of Streets within the City
Limits, and to regulate the
public ^Traffic thereon.
The  Victoria   Street
By-Law, 1873.
R. No. 146.
10
1873,
June 28.
Municipal By-Law to regulate  the   Duties   of   the
Water Commissioner.
The By-Law defining
the  Duties of  the
Water Commissioner, 1873.
A.   Nos. 22,
26, 43,149,
150.
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* Note.—The references in this column are to the original numbers.
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A. Nos. 23,
26, 43,133,
149, 150,
154.
Obsolete.
R. No. 154.
Municipal By-Law to regulate t&e Scale of Costs
payable or to be taken in
cases of Distress under the
Municipality Act Amend
ment Act, 1873.
A By-Law to regulate the
Storage, Carriage, and
Disposal of Gun-Powder
and other Combustible
matter.
Obsolete.
R.  No. 100,
102.
R. No. 185. !
Obsolete.
1876,
April 19.
By-Law making all By-Laws
now in force applicaole to
the Extended City Limits
A: By-Law to regulate the
.j Election of the Mayor and
Councillors for the City of
Victoria in the year 1875
A By-Law for the raising of
a Municipal Revenue.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law defining the Duties of
the Water Commissioner,
1873.
City of Victoria Municipal Property By-
Law, 1873.
The Vehicles Regulation By-Law, 1873.
The Wharves Regulation By-Law, 1874.
The Distress Regulation By-Law, 1874.
The Victoria Municipal Land By-Law,
1874.
Extended Limits By-
Law, 1874.
The Victoria Revenue
By-Law, 1875.
The By-Law to amend
the By-Law defining
the Duties   of  the
Water Commission
er, 1873.
R. No. 155.
A. Nos. 29,30.
Part obsolete,
Rem'der. R. by
force of No. 178
R. No. 26. TABLE OF BY-LAWS.
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Date.
TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
o
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
1876,
April 19.
1876,
May 25.
1877,
Feb. 8.
1877,
Feb. 14.
1877,
Feb. 14.
1877,
Feb. 28.
1877,
April 18.
1877,
May 2.
1877,
May 16.
1877, .
July 5.
1877   ;
Aug. 8.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law entitled "The City
Surveyor and Water
Works Engineer By-Law,
1873.
Municipal By-Law to define
the Duties and fix the
Remuneration of the
Health Officer of the City
of Victoria.
A By-Law to make further
provisions for the Raising
of a Municipal Revenue.
A By-Law to fix the Com
pensation of the City Surveyor   and Water Works
Commissioner.
A By-Law prohibiting the
Selling, Disposing of, Giv
ing   Away,    Neglect,    or
Waste of Water supplied
by the Water Works.
A By-Law to amend The
Victoria Road Tax By-
Law, 1877.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law for the Raising of a
Municipal Revenue, 1875.
A By-Law to enable the
Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $20,000 for the purposes
therein set forth.
ABy-Law to authorise the
Sale of Lands within the
City of Victoria upon
which Taxes to an equal or
greater sum than Twenty
five Dollars have been
due and in arrear for three
years.
Victoria Municipal Pound
By-Law.
A By-Law to provide for
laying down a gravel Sidewalk on the North Side of
Richardson street between
Cook and Vancouver Sts.
The By-Law to amend
"The City Surveyor
and Water Works
Engineer By-Law,
1873."
The Health Officer By-
Law, 1876.
R. No. 26.
R. No. 131
The Victoria Road Tax A. Nos
By-Law, 1877.
28,
76, R. by
force o f
No. 178.
The By-Law to fix the A. No. 43.
Salary of the  City Obsolete,
Engineer and Water
Works Commissioner, 1877.
The Water Works Prohibition By-Law,
1877.
The Victoria Road Tax
Amendment By-Law
1877.
The By-Law to amend
the By-Law for the
raising of a Munici
pal Revenue, 1875.
Water Works Deben
ture   and   Revenue
By-Law amendment
By-Law, 1877.
The    Victoria    Real
Estate Tax Sale By
Law, 1877.
Victoria City  Pound
By-Law, 1877.
The Richardson Street
By-Law, 1877,
R. by force
of No. 178.
R. by force
of No. 178.
8
R. No. 41.
Obsolete.
10
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TABLE OF BY-LAWS
Date.
TITLE*
Short Title.
Amended {A}
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
34
35
36
1877,
Aug. 8.
1877,
Aug. 29.
1878,
March 13.
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
1878,
March 13
1878,
April 3.
1878,
April  17.
1878,
June  19.
1878,
Aug.   21.
1878.
Aug.   28.
1878,
Sept.   11.
A By-Law to regulate the
Sale of Poisons.
A By-Law to regulate the
Maintenance and Repair
of Sidewalks, Footpaths
and Verandahs within the
City Limits,
Municipal By-Law fixing
the Time when the Municipal Assessment Roll for
the year 1878 shall be re
turned by the Assessor of
the City of Victoria, Bri
tish Columbia to the Clerk
of the Municipal Council
of the said City.
A By-Law to authorise and
provide for the Construction of a Municipal Hall
and Public Market in the
City of Victoria.
A By-Law to provide for
laying down a new Sidewalk on the South side of
that Portion of Cormorant
Street which lies between
Blanchard and Amelia
Streets.
Municipal By-Law to appoint a Time and Place for
the hearing of Complaints
against Assessments.
Sale of»Poisons   By
Law, 1877.
The Victoria Footpath
and Awning Bv-law,
1877.
The Municipal By-
Law fixing the time
for the Return of the
Assessment   Roll,
1878.
R No. 131.
R No. 85.
Obsolete.
City Hall and Market
By-Law, 1878.
The Cormorant Street
Sidewalk By-Law,
1873.
Obsolete.
A By-Law to enable the
Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $20,000 for the purposes
therein set forth.
A By-Law to provide for the
Impounding of Animals
running at large within
the City Limits.
A By. Law to provide for the
Preservation of Public
Health by the Abatement
and Prevention of Nuisances.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law entitled A By-Law to
fix the Compensation   of
The By-Law fixing the
Date of hearing Appeals against the
Municipal Assessment Roll, 1878.
The By-Law to authorise the raising of
Twenty Thousand
Dollars, 1878.
The   Victoria   City
Pound   By-Law
1878.
Obsolete.
Obsolete.
11
The Nuisance Prevention By-Law, 1878.
The Water Works
Commissioner and
City Surveyor and
R No. 145.
R No. 70.
R No. 149. TABLE OF BY-LAWS.
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45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
Date.
TITLE.
Short Title-
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
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1878,
Oct. 2.
1877,
Dec. 26.
1879,
Jan. 6.
1879,
March 19.
1879,
April 4.
1879.
April 16.
1879,
June 4.
1879,
June 4.
1879,
July 16.
1879,
July 16.
1879,
Aug.   20.
the   City   Surveyor   and
Water Works Commission
er.
A By-Law to provide for the
Payment of the Foreman
of the Water Works.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of a Mayor and
Councillors for the City of
Victoria in the year 1878.
A By-Law to regulate the The Municipal Elec-
Water Works En
gjneer Salary By
Law, 1878.
The1 Water Works
Foreman's Salary
By-Law, 1878.
The Municipal Election By-Law, 1878.
Election of a Mayor and
Councillors for the City of
Victoria in the year 1879
Municipal By-Law fixing the.
Time when the Municipal
Assessment Roll for the
year 1879 shall be returned
by the Assessor of the City
of Victoria, British CoIt
umbia, to the Clerk of the
Municipal Council of said
City.
By-Law to amend the Victoria City Pound By-Law,
1878.
Municipal By-Law to appoint a Time and Place for
the Hearing of Complaints
against Assessments.
A By-Law respecting Sidewalks.
A By-Law for the raising of
a Municipal Revenue.
A By-Law to prohibit the
Erection of Wooden
Buildings within certain
Fire Limits within the
City of Victoria.
A By-Law to amend the
Victoria Revenue By-Law
A By-Law to establish the
Rules, etc., as to the Use
and Management of Ross
Bay Cemetery.
tion By-Law, 1879.
The Muu icipal By-
Law fixing the Time
for the Return oi
the Municipal Assessment Roll, 1879.
The Pound By-Law
Amendment By-
Law, 1879.
The By-Law fixing the
Date of hearing Appeals against the
Municipal Assessment Roll, 1879.
The   Sidewalks
Law, 1879.
By-
The By-Law for prohibiting the Erection of Wooden
Buildings, 1879.
The Victoria Amendment Revenue By-
Law, 1879.
Ross Bay Cemetery
By-Law, 1879.
R'No. 55.
R. No. 155.
R. No. 155.
Obsolete.
R. No. 60.
Obsolete.
R No. 85.
R. No. 77.
R No. 144.
R. No. 77.
R No. 109. ABLE OF BY-LAWC
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Date.
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TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
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55
56
57
53
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
1879,
Aug.
20.
1879,
Nov, 19.
1879,
Dec. 17.
1879,
Dec. 24.
1879,
Dec. 31.
1880,
Feb. 4.
1880,
Feb. 11.
1880,
Feb. 18.
1880,
March 3.
1880,
March 17.
1880,
March 24.
A By-Law to repeal the
Water Works Foreman's
Salary By-Law, 1878, and
to make Provisions for the
Salary of a Foreman.
A By-Law to regulate the
Sanitary Condition of the
City of Victoria.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law entitled The Vehicles
Regulation By- Law, 1878.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of a Mayor and
Councillors for the City
Victoria in the year 1880.
A By-Law to amend By-
Law No. 1 for Protection
of the City against Fire.
A By-Law to amend the Victoria City Pound By-Law,
1877.
A By-Law to provide for the
Appointment of a Superintendent and Engineer of
the Water Works.
A By-law to enable the
Mayor to make Charitable
Donations.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law entitled The Victoria
Footpath and Awning By
Law, 1877.
A By-Law to further amend
the Pound By-Law, 1878
A By-Law fixing the Time
when the Municipal Assessment Roll for the year
1880 shall be returned by
the Assessor of the City of
Victoria,Britiah Columbia,
to the Clerk of the Muni
cipal Council of the said
City.
The Water Works
Foreman By-Law,
1879.
The    Dwellings  By-
Law, 1879.
Vehicles Regulation
.Amendment By-
Law, 1879.
The Municipal Elections By-Law, 1880.
The By-Law to amend
the By-Law for the
Protection of the
City against Fire.
Pound By-Law Amendment By-Law,
1880.
The Water Works Engineer Appointment
By-Law, 1880.
The Charitable Institutions Aid By-
Law, 1880.
The   Victoria   Footpath and   Awning
Amendment     By
Law, 1880.
Pound By-Law Amendment By-Law,
1880.
The Municipal By-
Law fixing the Time
for the Return of
the Municipal Assessment Roll} 1880
Obsolete.
R. No. 70.
R. No. 102.
Obsolete.
R No. 144.
R No. 145.
Obsolete.
R No. 85.
R No. 145.
Obsolete.
12 1880,
May 5.
1880,
June 29.
1880,
Aug'stll.
A By-Law for raising a
Municipal Revenue on
Real and Personal Property in the year 1880.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law for regulating the
Meetings and the general
Conduct of Business of the
Municipal Council of the
City of Victoria, British
Columbia.
1880,
Sept. 3.
1880,
Sept. 1.
1880,
Oct 8.
1880;
Dec. 22.
1880,
Dec. 29.
1877,
Feb. 2.
A By-Law   to  consolidate
and amend the various By
Laws relating to Nuisances and Sanitary matters
A By-Law to prevent the
Spreading of Thistles
within the Municipality of
Victoria.
A By-Law to provide for the
Appointment and Payment of Fence Viewers
for the Municipality of the
City of Victoria.
A By-Law for the Protection
of Fire Ladders within the
City of Victoria.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of Mayor and
Councillors for the City
of Victoria in the year
1881.
A By-Law to amend the
Victoria Footpath and
Awning By-Law,
The Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and
Nuisance By-Law,
1880.
The Thistle By-Law,
1880.
The Fence Viewers
Appointment By-
Law, 1880.
The By-Law for defining the Duties of
Fire Wardens and
regulating the Conduct of the Inhabitants at Fires.
The Municipal Elections By-Law, 1881.
Footpath and Awning j
Amendment    B y ■
Law, 1881. XII
TABLE OF BY-LAWS.
Date.
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77
78
79
80
81
84
85
86
87
88
TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
1881,
April 20.
1881,
May 4.
1881,
May 18.
1881,
June 22.
1881,
June 22.
1881,
June 22.
1881,
Aug. 3.
1881,
July 27.
1881,
Oct. 19.
1881,
Dec. 28
1882,
Feb. 8
1882,
Feb. 8.
1881,
Nov. 2.
A By-Law to   amend  thejThe  Road
Victoria Road
Law, 1877.
Tax  By
A By-Law for raising a
Municipal Revenue on
Real and Personal Property.
A By-Law to aid the Establishment of a Woolen
Mill in the City of Victoria.
A By-Law to amend the
Water Works Engineer
Appointment By-Law,
1880.
A By-Law to amend the
Victoria Conso 1 i d a t e d
Sanitary and Nuisance
By-Law, 1880.
A By-Law to amend the
Victoria City Pound By-
Law, 1878.
A By-Law for Recovery of
Rates for Sidewalk Pur
poses.
A By-Law to authorize the
Sale of Lands within the
City of Victoria upon
which Taxes have been
due and in Arrear for
three years.
A By-Law to provide and
regulate the Public Lighting of the City.
A By-Law to regulate the
Maintenance and Repairs
of Sidewalks, Foothpaths
and Verandahs within the
City Limits.
A By-Law
Victoria
Sanitary
By-Law.
By-Law, 1880.
to   amend  the
Conso 1 i d a t e d
and    Nuisance
A By-Law to Light the City
of Victoria with the Electric Light.
endment
1881.
Tax Am-
By-Law,
Victoria Revenue Bv
Law, 1881.
Woollen    Mill    By-
Law, 1881.
Water Works  Engi
neer   Appointm en t
Amendment    B y
Law, 1881.
Sanitary Amendment
By-Law, 1881.
Pound    Amendment
By-Law, 1881.
Sidewalks Assessments Recovery By-
Law, 1881.
The Victoria Real Estate Tax Sale By
Law, 1881.
Public Lighting  By-
Law, 1881.
The    Consol i d a t e d
Sidewalk and Awn
ing By-Law, 1881.
The Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and
Nuisance Aniend-
By-Law, 1882
Fire Alarm By-Law,
1882.
Electric Light By-
Law, 1881.
R. by force
of No. 178
A. Nos. 120,
129,136,145,
R. by force
of No. 178
Obsolete.
Obsolete.
R. No. 13L
R. No. 145.
Obsolete,
Obsolete.
Expired.
R. No. 146.
R. No. 131.
R No. 147.
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Date.
TITLE.
Short Title-
Amended.(A>
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etci
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89
90
91
1881,
Aug. 10.
1882,
June 7.
1882,
Nov. 29.
92
93
94
95
1882,
Sept. 28.
,1882,
Dec. 27.
1882,
Dec. 27.
1883,
April 4.
96
1883,
April 18.
A By-Law authorising the
Mayor for the time being
of the City of Victoria to
confirm a certain Agree
ment dated the tenth day
of August, 1881, and made
between the Mayor of the
City of Vicrori^afid James
Yates for the Exchange by
the said City of that por
tion of Land lying between
Lots 201 and 203 in the
said Oily.
By-Law fixing the Time
when the Municipal Assessment Roll for the year
1882 shall be returned by
the Assessor of jhe City
of Victoria, British Columbia, to tne Clerk of the
Municipal Council of the
said City.
By-Law to amend the By
Law for prohibiting  the
Erection of Wooden Build
ings, 1879.
Petroleum By-Law, 1882.
By-Law to regulate the
Election of a Mayor and
Councillors for the City of
Victoria in the year 1883.
By-Law to regulate the
Election of a Mayor and
Councillors for the City
of victoria in the year 1883.
A By-Law to repeal the By-
Law for prohibiting? the
Erection of Wooden
Buildings, 1879, Amendment By-Law, 1882.
A By-Law fixing, the time
when the Municipal Assessment Roll for the year
1883 shall be returned by
the Assessor of the City of
Victoria,$B.C, to the Clerf
of
of
the
the
Municipal
said City,
Council
and for
Yates St reet Confirmatory By-Law, 1881.
City Assessment  and
Apptal   By-Law,
1882.
The By-Law for prohibiting the  Erec
tion   of  Wooden
Buildings,1879,A«-
endment By-Law,
1882.
Petroleum
1882.
By-Litw',
The Municipal Elections By-Law, 1883
The Municipal Election By-Law, 1883.
By-Law to repeal the
By-Law    for    pro
hibiting  the  Erec
tion of  Wooden
Buildings   Amendment By-Law, 1882
The Municipal Assess
ment Roll and Appeal By-Law, 1883,
Obsolete.
R. No. 95.
R No. 147.
Obsolete.
Obsolete.
R No. 144.
Obsolete
15 R. Nos. 144,
147.
1884,
May 21.
A By-Law to amend the By-
Law for regulating the
Meetings and the general
Conduct of Business of the
Municipal Council of the
City of Victoria, British
Columbia, 12th March
1833.
A By-Law to fix the Remu
neration'of certain Oificers
in the E nploy of the Corporation of the City of Victoria.
A By-Law to regulate the
Removal of Buildings.
A By-Law to further amend
the Victoria Consolidated
Sanitary and Nuisance By-
Law, 1880.
Thistle By-Law, 1880,
Amendment By-
Law, 1883.
Hack Regulation By-
Law, 1883.
The Electric Light
By-Law, 1883.
Hack Regulation By-
Law, 1883.
The By-Law for prohibiting the Erection of Wooden
Buildings, 1879, Am
endment By-Law,
1883.
The By-Law to amend
the By-Law for regulating the Meetings and the general
Conduct of Business
of the Municipal
Council of the City
of Victoria, British
Columbia, 1884.
Officers' Remuneration By-Law, 1884.
The    Buildings    Removal By-Law, 1884.
The Sanitary By-Law,
1884.
R. No. 184.
R No. 107.
Obsolete.
R. No. 107.
R No. 144.
R  No. 154.
R No. 133.
R No. 144. TABLE    OF BY-LAW/3.
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103
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
Date.
TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
1884,
May 28.
1884,
June 4.
1884,
July 16.
1884,
July 16.
1884,
July 23.
1884,
July 30.
1884,
Dec. 26.
1885,
April 8.
1885,
April -22.
1835,
April 22.
1885,
May 13.
A By-Law.
A By-Law fixing the Time
when the Municipal Assessment Roll for the year
1884 shall be returned by
the Assessor of the City
of Victoria, B. C, to the
Clerk of the Municipal
Council of the said City,
and for hearing complaints
against the same.
By-Law to establish the
Rules, &c, as to the Use
and Management of Ross
Bay Cemetery.
A By-Law for the Relief of
the Poor.
A By-Law to regulate Wash-
houses and Laundries.
Hack Regulation By-
Law, 1884.
Municipal Assessment
Roll and Appeal By-
Law, 13 3 4.
A By-Law.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of a Mayor and
Councillors for the City of
Victoria for the year 1885.
A By-Law.
A By-Law.
A By-Law respecting the
Fire Limits, Wooden
Buildings, and the Storage
of Hay and Straw.
A By-Law to amend the
Buildings Removal By-
Law, 1884.
A By-Law for regulating the
Supply of Water by the
City Water Works.
R No. 137.
Obsolete.
The Ross Bay Cemetery By-Law,  1884.
The Poor Relief By
Law, 1884.
The Wash-house and
Laundry By-Law,
1884.
Officers'   . Remunera
tion      Amendment
By-Law, 1884.
The Municipal Elec
tions By-Law, 1885.
Officers' Remuneration By-Law, 1884,
Amendment By-
Law, 1885.
Officers' Remuneration By-Law, 1884,
Amendment By-
Law, 1885.
Fire Limits and
Wooden Buildings
By-La w,; £885.
The Buildings Remov
al Amendment By-
Law, 1885.
Water  Works Regulation By-Law, 1885,
R No. 131,
R No. 133.
R No. 155.
R. No. 133.
R No. 133.
R Nos. 144,
147.
R. No. 144.
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129
130
1880,-
Feb. 17.
1886,
Feb. 24.
1886,
April 28.
A By-Law for raining the
stim of $5,000 to obtain
Plans and Specifications
for the Drainage of Ihe
City of Victoria;
A By-Law to regulate Retail Liquor Licences.
A By-Law for the Regulation of the Fire Department, for electing Fire
Engineers' and appointing
Fireman1, and appointing
their Salaries and Remuneration.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of the Mayor and
Gonncifibis of the City
of Victoria for the year
1886.
A By-Law respecting the
Expenditure of the Municipal Reveuue for the year
1886.
A By-Law to repeal certain
By-Laws:
Revenue Amendment
By-Law, 1885:
Animals'     PrdfSction
By-Law, 1885.
Bank Credit By-Law,
1885:"
Pubffe Lighting By
Law, 188W'"-
Obsolete.
A. No. 129,
R. by force
of No. 178
Drainage
1885;
Law,
Retail Liquor Licences Regulation
By-Law, 1885.
Fire Department By
Law, 1885.
Obsolete.
Municipal   Elections
By-Law, 1886.
B. No. 129.
A. No. 190.
R. No.
A By-Law respecting the
Municipal Assess ment
Roll for the year 1886.
Brink Credit By-Law;
1886.
Assessment Roll By-
Law' 1886.
Obsolete.
Obsolete.
Obsolete. S3 *-"
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131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
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Date.
TITLE,
Short Title
1886,
May 3.
1886,
May 26.
1886,
June 16.
1886,
Aug. 25.
1886,
Aug. 25.
A By-Law for the Preservation of Public Health, the
Prevention and Removal
of Nuisances, and other
Purposes.
A By-Law to aid the Estab
Consolidated   Health
By-Law, 1886.
1886,
Sept. 8.
1886,
Sept. 15.
lishment
Works.
Reduction
A By-Law to appoint the
Remuneration of certain
Municipal Officers.
A By-Law to enable the
Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $75,000 for Water Works
purposes.
A By-Law for raising the
sum of $50,000 for the Improvement of Streets and
Sidewalks and the Rebuilding of James Bay
Bridge.
A By-Law to amend the Victoria Revenue By-Law,
1881. .
1886,
Sept. 22.
1886,
Dec. 22.
1887,
Feb. 16.
1887,
April 13.
A By -Law for consolidating Hired
the By-Laws regulating
Hacks, Cabs, Express
Wagons, and other Vehicles plying for Hire, and
for establishing a Scale of
Charges for the Use thereof.
A By-Law to amend the
Consolidated Sidewalk
and Awning By-Law, 1881.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of the Mayor and
Councillors of the City of
Victoria for the year 1887
A By-Law respecting the
Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for the year
1887.
A By-Law respecting the
Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for the year
1887.
Reduction
Bonus
1886.
Works Obsolete.
By-Law,
Consolidated Officers'
Remuneration By-
Law, 1886.
Waterworks Loan By
Law, 1886.
Street   and    Bridge
Loan By-Law, 1886
Revenue Amendment
By-Law, 1886.
solidated
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143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
Date.
TITLE.
Short Title-
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
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April 13.
1887,
April 13.
1887,
April 13.
1887,
May 2
1887,
May 2.
1887,
May 2
1887,
June 29.
1887,
Aug. 17-
1887,
Aug.   31.
1887,
Oct. 12.
1887,
Dec. 28.
A By-Law respecting the
Interpretation of the
Municipal By-Laws of the
City of Victoria and the
Enforcing of the same by
Fine or Imprisonment.
A By-Law for regulating
Hacks, Cabs, Express
Wagons, and other Vehicles plying for Hire, and
for establishing a Scale of
Charges for the Use thereof.
A By-Law to regulate the
Erection and Construction
of Buildings, to limit the
Erection, Alteration, or
Enlargement of Wooden
Buildings, and to regulate
the Removal of Buildings
A By-Law to establish and
regulate a City Pound, to
authorize the Killing of
Dogs in certain cases, and
to prevent Animals run
ning at large.
A By-Law to regulate Streets
and Sidewalks, and the
Traffic thereon.
A By-Law for the Prevention
and Suppression of Fires.
A By-Law respecting the
Municipal Assessment
Roll for the year 1887.
A   By-Law  to  repeal   the
Waterworks Commission
er and City Surveyor By-
Law, 1878.
A By-Law to authorise the
Appointment and provide
for the Payment of a
Water Works Commissioner.
Interpretati on    B y-
Law.
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Hired    Vehicle   By-
Law.
Buildings By-Law.
Pound By-Law.
A Nos. 159,
173, 188.
Street By-Law.
Fire   Prevention  By-
Law.
A  By-Law  to  define
Width of Streets.
the
A By-Law to repeal
Bv-Law No. 43.
Water  Commissioner
By-Law, 1887.
Streets    Width   By
Law, 1887.
A By-Law to regulate the
Election of the Mayor and
Councillors of the City of
Victoria for the year 1888.
Obsolete.
Obsolete.
A. No. 193.
Obsolete.
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29
30
31
32
33
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153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
Date.
TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (R)
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
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1888,
Feb. 22.
1888,
March 3.
1888,
March 3.
1888,
March 21.
1888,
March 21.
1888,
June 18.
1888,
June 18.
1888,
July 18.
1888,
Aug. 1.
1888,
Aug. 1.
1888,
Aug. 1.
A By-Law respecting the
Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for the year
1888.
A By-Law for regulating the
Meetings of the Council
and Committees thereof,
the Number of its Members that shall constitute
a Quorum, and the gen
era! Conduct of Business
and to define the Duties
of the Clerk of the Council, the Clerk of the Police
Court, and the City Sur
veyor.
A By-Law for the Regulation of Municipal Elections.
A By-Law to amend the
Consolidated Officers' Remuneration By-Law, 1886.
A By-Law appointing the
Honorable Albert N. Richards, Q. C, Police Magistrate of the City of Victoria, and Messrs. Eberts
& Taylor Legal Advisers.
A By-Law respecting the
Municipal Assessment
Roll for the year 1888.
A By-Law to amend Section
26 of the Buildings By
Law, Number 144.
By-Law respecting the
Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for the year
1888.
A By-Law to enable the
Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $30,000 for Sewerage
Purposes.
A By-Law to provide for the
Acquisition and Mainten
ance of a Public Library
A By-Law to enable the Cor
poration of  the  City of
Bank Credit By-Law,
1888.
Council By-Law.
Obsolete.
A. No. 164.
Election By-Law.
Consolidated Officers'
Remuneration Amendment By-Law,
1888.
The Police Magistrate
and Legal Advisers
Appointment By-
Law, 1888.
Bank Credit By-Law,
1888.
Johnson Street Sewer
By-Law, 1888.
CSty Library By-Law,
1888.
Water   Works   Loan
By-Law, 1888.
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Obsolete
Obsolete.
36
37
38
39
40
41
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176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
Date.
TITLE.
Short Title.
Amended (A)
or repealed (BI
by ,
Obsolete, etc.
1889,
June 12.
1889,
June 14.
1889,
June 26.
1889,
JulyS.
1889,
July 24.
1889,
July 24.
1889,
July 24.
1889,
July 24.
1889,.
Jan. 24.
1889,
Jan. 11.
1889,
July 24.
1889,
July 24.
1889,
July 24.
1889,
Aug. 17
The Mayor's Remuneration
By-Law.
A By-Law to provide for the
Payment of Assistant Assessors.
A By-Law for raising Municipal Revenue.
The Alderman's Remuneration By-Law.
A By-Law to enable the
Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $70,000 for Water Works
Purposes.
A By-Law to enable the
Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $60,000 for Water Works
Purposes.
A By-Law for raising the
sum of $25,000 to improve
and beautify the Public
Pleasure Grounds.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of
Victoria to raise the sum
of $15,000 for Fire Department Purposes.
A By-Law to prevent
Growth of Weeds.
the
A By-Law to regulate
Wharves and the Traffio
thereon and to prevent Accidents thereat.
A By-Law to prevent Animals running at large in
Beacon Hill Park.
A By-Law to amend the
Street Railway By-Law,
1888.
A By-Law  to  amend  the
Buildings  By-Law   Am
endment By-Law, 1889.
A By-Law respecting the
Municipal Assessment
Roll for the year 1889.
Mayor's    Remuneration By-Law, 1889.
The Assistant Assessors' By-Law, 1889.
The Revenue By-Law,
1889.
The Alderman's Remuneration By-
Law, 1889.
$70,000 Water Works
Loan By-Law, 1889.
$60,000 Water Works
Loan By-Law, 1889.
Pleasure   Grounds
Loan By-Law, 1889.
Fire Department By-
Law, 1889.
Consolidated
By-Law.
Thistle
Consolidated Wharves
Regulation By-Law.
Beacon Hill Park
Animals Regulation
By-Law.
Tramway Amendment
By-Law, 1889.
Buildings By-Law
Amen dmen t B y -
Law No. 2, 1889.
A. No. 194.
Obsolete.
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OF
THE  CITY OF  VICTORIA
Municipal Land and Buildings—Purchase and Erection.
No. (5) 1. ■■  ":% ■'
Confibmed, J. W. TRUTCH, 31st May, 187S.
ANNO TBICESIMO QUINTO,
VICTORIA REGINJE.
Vicioria Municipal Land By-Law, 1872.
We, the Mayor and Municipal Councillors of the.City of Victoria,
in the Province of British Columbia, in the Dominion of Canada, in Council convened, by virtue of the power and authority vested
in us by an Act of Incorporation entituled " The Victoria Municipal
Ordinance, 1867," and " The Victoria Municipal Amendment Ordinance, 1869," for the purpose of enabling the Municipal Council
aforesaid to pass a By-Law authorizing the Corporation of the City
of Victoria to purchase and hold lands for Municipal purposes, do
hereby enact, and
Be it enacted, that from and after the passage of this By-Law the
Municipal Council aforesaid shall purchase and hold such Real Estate
within the limits of the City aforesaid as may be requisite for the
purposes of the said Corporation, and may erect such Buildings on
the Real Estate so purchased as may be necessary.
2. The conveyance of any such Real Estate shall be made to the
Corporation of the City of Victoria aforesaid.
3. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as u The Victoria
Municipal Land By-Law, 1872. "
Passed the Municipal Council this fifteenth day of May, A. D. 1872.
RICHARD LEWIS, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
{British Colonist, 6 June, 1872.)
I WATERWORKS —CONSTRUCTION  AND  LOAN.
No. (7) I
By-Law authorizing the Construction of Water Works for the City
of Victoria, B. C.
Whereas, by the "Corporation of Victoria Water Works Act,
1873, " it is provided that the said Act should not have any force
or effect until the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria should
pass a By-Law authorizing the construction of the said water works,
which By-Law they were thereby empowered to pass;
And whereas, in order to construct the Water Works in the said
Act mentioned, it is expedient that the said Act shall come into full
force and effect forthwith, and further in order to carry into effect
the said proposed construction, it will be necessary for the said
Municipal Council and their successors to issue debentures of the
said Corporation for m sum of money not exceeding ($100,000) One
Hundred Thousand Dollars of lawful money of British Columbia for
such sums, and in the manner, and payable at the times, and for the
purposes in the said Act mentioned or referred to;
And whereas by the said Act it is required that monies should be
raised by the said Council and their successors annually by special
rate to be settled, imposed and levied in each year, for payment of the
said Debentures and interest, as in the said Act is more particularly
mentioned or referred to;
And whereas, for payment of the interest and creating a sinking
fund for paying the said Debentures as in the said Act is mentioned
or referred to, it will require an annual rate to be settled, imposed
and levied in each and every year, as in the said Act is more particularly referred to, in addition to other rates to be levied ih each year,
but subject always to the said Act;'|f|
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of ihe City of
Victoria as follows:—
1. For the purpose of constructing the said Water Works and other
the purposes in the said Act mentioned or referred to, it shall be lawful for the Corporation of the City of Victoria to issue Debentures of
the said Corporation of the City of Victoria to be called "Water Works
Debentures" for a sum of money not exceeding One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) of lawful money of British Columbia in such
sums not less than ($50) Fifty Dollars, as shall to the Corporation
seem expedient.   And such Debentures shall be made payable in WATERWORKS.—CONSTRUCTION AND  LOAN.
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manner and at the times in the said Act mentioned, and shall bear
interest at the rate, and such interest shall be payable as therein
mentioned; and such Debentures shall be sighed by the Mayor and
Clerk of the said City for the time being, and be sealed with the
Seal of the Corporation, and may be payable either in Sterling or Currency in the manner and otherwise as in the said Act is mentioned,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of interest.
And the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria and their
successors shall, for the purpose of providing a sinking fund for the
payment of the said Debentures as aforesaid, and the interest on the
same semi-annually, raise annually such sum as may be necessary to
pay the interest upon and provide a sinking fund to meet the whole
of such Debentures in full, as the same shall become due respectively,
and shall order a rate for that purpose on all real estate and improvements thereon, to be settled, imposed and levied in each and every
year, to pay the principal and interest on such Debentures, subject to
and as in the Corporation of Victoria Water Works Act, 1873, and
otherwise is provided. And the said Water Works shall in all respects be constructed, and after completion, managed, and payments
ifeerefor shall be made and monies received therefrom applied, and
all matters and things whatsoever having relation to the premises
respectively, or otherwise referred to in the said Act, shall be carried
out as in the said Act is described or referred to.
2. That this By-Law shall take effect and come into operation upon
the twentieth day of March, One thousand eight hundred and
seventy-three.
3. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The By-Law
authorizing the construction of Water Works for the City of Victoria,
B. C, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council this twentieth day of March, 1873.
JAS. D. ROBINSON, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
(British Colonist, 11 May, 1873.)
I ASSESSOR AND  COLLECTOR.—DUTIES.
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No. (8) 3.
By-Law to regulate the Duties of the'Assessor and CoMector.
If *?♦ ^[7th May, 1873.]
Whereas it is expedient to define the duties of the Assessor and
the Collector of the City of Victoria;
Be it enacted by the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria:—
ASSESSOR.
The duties of the Assessor shall be as follows:
1. He shall prepare an assessment roll, giving the value of all real
estate and improvements within the city limits, and specifying the
number of the lot, or portion of lot, according to the Official Map,
size of the same, together with the name of the owner or owners; and
to return the said roll to the Clerk of the Municipal Council on a
day to be decided by a By-Law to be hereafter passed.
2. He shall notify all owners, or their known agents, of the increase
(if any) made in any assessment upon real estate or upon the improvements thereon, and in case of an appeal against such assessment
he shall appear at the time and place appointed for hearing the same,
with such evidence as may be necessary in the cause.
3. He shall place in a separate column on the said roll all real
estate upon which no improvements have been made; and all lots
which are not fenced in, or lots which have been fenced in and are
not kept in repair, shall be considered unimproved property, and be
liable to special tax as such,   r*»
4. He shall prepare a roll of all persons resident in the Municipality who are taxable therein. ^Ih
5. It shall be the duty of the Assessor to prepare a roll of all persons carrying on any trade, business or calling, in accordance with
the Revenue By-Law,, levying a rate from persons; also the names of
all persons taxable in the Municipality, who are not residing within
the Municipality. (All persons residing outside the city limits shall
be considered as non-residents.)
6. He shall, within one week after the final revision of the Assessment Roll by the Council, be prepared to hand his roll, so revised,
to the Collector; or should the duties of Assessor and Collector be
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performed by the same person, he shall proceed to collect the rates
in accordance with the duties laid down for Collector.
COLLECTOR.
The duties of Collector shall be as follows:
7- He shall, on receiving the assessment roll from the Assessor,
proceed without delay to collect the revenue in accordance with the
Revenue By-Laws, 1873.
8. He shall, on printed forms to be procured for that purpose, put
down the name of every taxable person together with a statement of
all rates due to the Municipal Council by him, giving the numbers
of the lot or lots (if real estate) for which he is liable to be taxed, and
deliver the same at the known place of business or residence (if within the city) of the owner or his agent (if any). Said statement shall
fix a time, not later than four days from date thereof, within which
time the rates must be paid at the Collector's office. Where property
is taxed, the owner of which is absent from the Province, and he has
no known agents, it shall be the duty of the said Collector to proceed in
such case in accordance with the Revenue By-Laws, 1873.
9. He shall give printed receipts for all taxes received, which receipts shall be numbered consecutively, with counterfoil; and said
receipts and counterfoils shall contain a statement of amount received
for such tax separately, and in case of real estate or improvements,
or both, the number of the lot or lots, or portion of lots, on which
such tax is collected.
10. He shall keep a cash book, in which he shall enter the name of
every person paying taxes, with the amount of each tax separately,
together with the number of the receipt issued.
11. He shall pay in daily to the Bank of British North America,
(or such other bank as the Municipal Council may from time to time
direct), to the credit of the "Corporation of the City of Victoria,"
all moneys collected; but in the event of tlaily collections being less
in amount than one hundred, he Is hereby authorized to withhold deposit until that amount be in his hands; and shall at least one day in
each week deliver his cash book to the Clerk of the Municipal Council, to have the amounts properly posted in the books of the Corporation.   .. i|gr
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WATER COMMISSIONER—DUTIES.
12. He shall, at each regular meeting of the Council, and whenever
required by the Mayor or Finance Committee, exhibit his^ash book,
together with the bank book for examination and inspection.
13. He shall notify the Clerk of the Municipal Council of every
person who shall fail or refuse to pay his respective rates or taxes;
and upon receiving from said Clerk a summons against such defaulter,
he shall serve, or cause the same to be served, and attend at the
Court to prove service of said summons and give such evidence as
may have reference to the case.
14 For the true and faithful performance of the aforesaid duties
he. shall furnish the Corporation of the City of Victoria and its
successors with a bond of an approved guarantee society to the
amount of $2,000.
15. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the " Assessor
and Collector By-Law, 1873."
Hi   PaBsed the Municipal Council this 7th day of May, A. D. 1873.
WM. DALBT, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, t^m
Clerk to the Municipal Council, Victoria, B. C.
{British Colonist, 17 May, 1873.)
Water Commissioner-Duties.
No. (10) 4.
ANNO TBICESIMO SEPTIMO.
Municipal By-Law to regulate the duties oj the Water Commissioner.
("June 28th, 1873.]
Whereas it is expedient to regulate and define the duties of the
Commissioner appointed under " The Corporation of Victoria Water-
Works Act, 1373;"
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. The said Commissioner shall, subject to the approval and control of the Mayor and Council aforesaid, design, construct, build,
purchase, improve, hold and generally maintain, manage and conduct
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therewith connected or necessary theieto, for the purpose of conducting a sufficient quantity* of pure and wholesome water from Elk
Lake and Beaver Lake to the adjacent City of Victoria for the use
of the inhabitants thereof, and shall examine, consider and decide
upon all matters relative theieto.
2. The said Commissioner shall keep separate books and accounts
of the receipts and disbursements for or on account of the construction of the said Water Works distinct from the books and accounts
relating to the other property, funds, or assets belonging to the said
Water Works, and a record of all his official acts; and all such books
and records shall be open to the inspection and examination of the
Mayor and Council, or any of them, or any person or persocs appointed by them for that purpose.
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The said Commissioner shall, at least twice in each month during the construction of the said Water Works, attend the Mayor and
Council in Committee, and report to them in writing the progress
of such Water Works and such information respecting the same as
they may require.
4. The said Commissioner shall, on or before the 31st day of December in each year, cause a return to be made to the Mayor and
Council of the affairs of the said Water Works, showing a statement
of the amounts of the rents, issues and profits arising from the said
Water Works, the number of tenants supplied with water, the extent
and value of the movable and unmovable property thereunto belonging, the amount of debentures then issued and remaining unredeemed
and uncancelled, and the interest paid thereon or yet due and unpaid,
and the state of the sinking fund, the expenses of collection and management, and all other contingencies, salaries of officers and servants,
the cost of repairs, improvements and alterations, the prices paid for
the acquisition of any real estate that may be required for the use of
the said Water Works, and generally such a statement of the revenue
and expenditure of the said Water Works as will at all times afford
complete knowledge of the state of the affairs of the said Water
Works.
5. The said Commissioner shall give security in bonds to the
amount of two thousand dollars, to be approved by the Mayor and
Council, for the faithful performance of his duties.
(6*. Amended by several By-L(ms, and finally repealed by force of
No. (150) 33). 30
EXPLOSIVES—CARRIAGE AND STORAGE.
7. The duties of the said Commissioner shall, subject to this By-
Law, be such as are further defined in " The Corporation of Victoria
Water Works Act, 1873."
8. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The By-Law
Defining the Duties of the Water Commissioner, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council this 28th day of June, 1873.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council, Victoria, B. C.
(British Colonist, 6 July, 1873.)
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Explosives—Carriage and Storage.        4^
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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
A By-Law to regulate the Storage, Carriage and Disposal of Gun
Powder and other Combustible Matter.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:
1. No person or persons shall have or convey at any one time
within the limits of the said City in any waggon, cart, dray or
other carriage or vehicle, or keep in any house, store, building or
curtilage to a building within the limits aforesaid, more than Fifty
pounds in weight of gun-powder, gun-cotton, giant-powder, nitroglycerine, or other explosive matter of a similar nature.
2. Every person committing a breach of the regulations herein
contained, or any part thereof, shall be liable, on conviction thereof in a summary manner before any Police Magistrate, Stipendiary
Magistrate or Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction within the
limits aforesaid, to a fine not exceeding $25 and costs.
Passed the Municipal Gouncil this 22nd day of July, 1874. *M
(Signed) WM. DALBY, Mayor.
L. S. > Corporate Seal attached this 22nd day of July, 1874.
(Signed) Wm. Leigh, C. M. C.
{ 1874.) MUNICIPAL HALL—PURCHASE OP SITES.
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No. (18) 6.
ANNO  TBIGESIMO  SEPTIMO.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
Whereas it is expedient to purchase certain lands within the limits of the City of Victoria as a site for a Municipal Hall and such
other buildings as may be required for Gorporate purposes in the
said City of Victoria;
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the City of
Victoria:
1. It shall and may be lawful for the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria to purchase and hold in the name
of the Corporation of the City of Victoria and for Corporate purposes
all and singular Lots Numbers 1249 and 1250, in the City of Victoria,
as shown upon the Official Map thereof, at a sum or price not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars, to be paid out of the General Revenue
of the said City.
2. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as " The Victoria
Municipal Land By-Law, 1874."
Passed the Municipal Council this 26th day of August, A. D. 1874.
% WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
(Standard, 28 August, 1874.)
Extended Limits—Application of By-Laws.
No. (19)7.#'
ANNO TBIGESIMO  OCTAVO,
' #{ VICTORIA REGINaE/$^
THE  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF VICTORIA, B. C.
By-Law making all By-Laws now in force applicable to the Extended City Limits.
Whereas by Letters Patent dated the ninth day of May, A. D. 1873?
under the great Seal of the Province of British Columbia, the Limits
of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as they then existed were
extended;
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WATERWORKS—MISAPPROPRIATION AND WASTE OP WATER.
And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the By-laws in
force at the date of the said Letters Patent apply to the newly incorporated Limits; and it is expedient to remove such doubts;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Councillors of the City
of Victoria as follows:
1. That all By-laws of the Corporation of the City of Victoria in
force at the date of the said Letters Patent shall, subject to any
amendments since made thereto, be deemed to apply and extend, and
are hereby declared to apply and extend, to the additional Limits of
the City of Victoria as established by the said Letters Patent.
2. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as the " Extended
Limits By-law, 1874."
Passed the Municipal Council this 18th day of November, A. D. 1874.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
{Standard, 28 Nov. 1874-)
Waterworks—Misappropriation and Waste of Water.
. ,1No. (27)8.
A By-Law Prohibiting the Selling, Disposing of,  Giving Away,
Neglect, or Waste of Water supplied by the Water Works.
Whereas it has been found necessary to prohibit by fine or imprisonment the selling, disposing of, giving away, neglect, or waste of water
supplied by the Water Works;
Therefore the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City
of Victoria, enacts as follows:
1. It shall not be lawful for any person, being the occupant, tenant,
or inmate of any house, or otherwise supplied with water from the
Water Works of the City of Victoria, to sell or dispose of such water
or give it away to any person or persons whomsoever, unless in case
of actual necessity, or permit it to be taken or carried away by
any person or persons whomsoever, or to use or apply it to the
use or benefit of others, or to any other than to his, her, or their own
use and benefit, or to increase the supply of water agreed for with
the Water Commissioner, or to wrongfully neglect or improperly
waste such water: WATER  WORKS.—LOAN.
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2. That any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of the
provisions of this By-Law shall, upon conviction before any Justice
of the Peace before whom any proceedings may be taken for the enforcement thereof, on the oath or affirmation of any credible witness,
forfeit and pay, at the discretion of the said Justice convicting, a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offence, together with
the costs of such prosecution, or shall be imprisoned, at the discretion
of the said Justice convicting, for a term not exceeding three calendar months, with or without hard labor; and in default of payment of
said fine and costs forthwith it shall and may be lawful for the Justice convicting as aforesaid to issue a warrant under his hand and
seal to levy the said penalty and costs, or costs only by distress and
sale of the offender or offenders' goods and chattels; and in case of
no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs it shall and
may be lawful for the Justice convicting as aforesaid to commit the
offender or offenders to prison for any period not exceeding three
calendar months unless the said penalty and costs be sooner paid.
3. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as " The Water
Works Prohibition By-Law, 1877."
Passed the Municipal Council February 14th, 1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
( 1877.)
Water Works—Loan.
No. (30) 9.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise
the sum of $20,000 for the purposes therein set forth.
Whereas the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria has resolved to raise a further sum of money for the purpose of repairing, extending, and carrying on Water Works for the
supplyjjpf water to the City of Victoria, and in order to do so will require the sum of $20,000, to be obtained in the manner hereinafter
recited;
And whereas it will require the sum of $2,013, to be raised annually by special rate, for the payment of the said debt and interest, as
is hereinafter mentioned: 34
WATER WORKS—LOAN.
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised
Assessment Roll, being for the year 1876, was $2,483,825, irrespective of any future increase of the ratable property of the Municipality
and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest or dividends from
the work, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary
investments of the Sinking Fund or of any part thereof;
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
Sinking Fund for paying the said principal sum of $20,000 and interest, as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual
special rate of one-tenth of one per cent in the dollar;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria :
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the City to raise by
way of loan, from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the
whole the sum of $20,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the
hands of the Treasurer of the said Corporation for the purpose and
with the object above recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number
of Debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required,
not less than $100 each, and that the said Debentures shall be sealed
with the seal of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria and be
signed by the said Mayor.
3. That the said Debentures shall be made payable in Twenty-five
years at furthest from the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law
to take effect, at the office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the
said City of Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for
the payment of the interest. **,■!
4. That the said Debentures shall bear interest at and after the
rate of eight per cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable half-yearly at the office of the Treasurer of the
Municipality.
5. That for the purpose of forming a Sinking Fund for the payment of the said Debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid
to become due thereon, an equal special rate of one-tenth of one cent
in the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be raised, levied, and TAX SALES OF REAL ESTATE.
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collected in each year upon all ratable property in the said Municipality during the continuance of the said Debentures or any of them.
6. Clause two of the " Victoria Revenue By-Law, 1875," is hereby
amended by striking out the words "one per cent," and inserting in
lieu thereof the words "nine-tenths of one per cent."
7. It shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time to
time to repurchase any of the said Debentures from persons desirous
of selling the same ; and all Debentures so repurchased shall be
forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no reissue of Debentures
shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
8. That this By-Law shall take effect and come into operation
upon the fifteenth day of May, A. D. 1877.
9. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the " Water
Works Debenture and Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1877."
1877, 2d May, passed second reading.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
WiiiLiam Leigh.
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
{British Colonist, 4 May, 1877.)
Tax Sales of Real Estate.
No. (31) 10. f
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW. | ;
CORPORATION OP THE CITY OF VICTORIA,  PROVINCE OF ERITISH COLUMBIA.
A By-Law to authorise the Sale of Lands within the City of Victoria upon which Taxes to an equal or greater sum than Twenty-
five Dollars have been due and in arrear for three years.
jjjjjj ' m    [May 16,1877.]
Whereas it is expedient that all lands, or parcels of lands, within
the City of Victoria, upon which taxes amounting to a sum of Twenty-
five dollars or more have been due and in arrear for three years, shall
be sold, and the proceeds applied in the reduction of such taxes;
Be it enacted therefore by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria :
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Municipal Council of the City
of  Victoria is hereby  authorised and directed,   whensoever   taxes "
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TAX SALES OF REAL ESTATE.
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on any land amounting to twenty-five dollars have been due for and
in the third year, or more than three years preceding the current
year, to submit to the Mayor of the City of Victoria a list in duplicate of all the lands liable Under the provisions of this By-Law to be
sold for taxes with, ihe amount of arrears against each lot set opposite to the same ; and the Mayor shall authenticate such lists by affixing thereto the seal of the Corporation and his signature, and one of
such lists shall be deposited with the clerk of the Corporation, and
the other shall be returned to the Assessor and Collector with a warrant thereto annexed-, under the hand of the Mayor and the seal of
the Corporation, commanding him to levy upon the land for the arrears due thereon with his costs.
2. It shall not be the duty of the Assessor and Collector to make
inquiry, before effecting a sale of lands for taxes, to ascertain whether
or not there is any distress upon the land, nor shall he be bound to
inquire into or form any opinion of the value of the land.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a copy of the list of
lahds to bs sold, and shall include therein, in a separate column, a statement of the proportion of costs chargeable on each lot for advertising
and for the commissions authorised by this By-Law to be paid to him,
and shall cause such list to be published in some daily paper in the
City, of Victoria for a period of three months preceding such intended
sale. |U
4. The advertisement shall contain a notification that unless the arrears and costs are sooner paid he will proceed to sell the lands for
the taxes on a day, a time, and at a place named in the advertisement.
5. The Assessor and Collector shall, all least three months before
the time of sale, also deliver to, or deposit in the Post Office to the
address of, the owner of such property which is to be sold for taxes
as aforesaid, or to the agent of such owner, a notice in writing of the
amount of takes due, and that the property is to be sold for arrears so
due; and in case the address of the owner or agent is unknown a
notice to the same effect shall be posted up on the land intended to
be sold; and shall also, at least three months before the time of sale,
post a notice similar to the above advertisement in some convenient
and public places, that is to say, at the Council Chambers, Victoria,
and in the Post Office Building, Victoria.
6. The day of sale shall be the ninetieth day after the publication
of such list, exclusive of the day of such publication, except in case TAX SALES OF REAL ESTATE.
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the said ninetieth day shall fall on a Sunday or holiday, in which
case such sale shall take place on the following day, at the Council
Chambers, in the City of Victoria, and shall begin at twelve o'clock
noon.
7. If at any time appointed for the sale of the lands no bidders appear, the Assessor and Collector may adjourn the sale from time to
time.
8. If the taxes have not been previously collected, or if no one appears to pay the same at the time and place appointed for the sale»
the Assessor and Collector shall sell at public auction so much of the
land as may be sufficient to discharge the taxes and all lawful charges
incurred in and about the sale and the collection of the taxes, selling
in preference such part as he may consider best for the owner to sell
first; and in offering such lands for sale it shall not be necessary to
describe particularly the portion of the lot or section which shall be
sold, but it will be sufficient to say that he will sell so much of the
lot or section as shall be necessary to secure the payment of the taxes
due; and the amount of taxes stated in the advertisement shall in all
cases be prima facie evidence of the correct amount due.
9. If the Assessor and Collector fails at such sale to sell such land
for the full amount of arrears of the taxes due, he shall at such sale
adjourn the same until a day to be publicly named by him, not earlier
than one week nor later than three months thereafter, of which adjourned sale he shall give notice by advertisement in one of the local
papers in which the original notice was advertised, and on such day
he shall sell such lands for any sum he can realize and shall accept
such sum as full payment for such arrears of taxes.
10. If the purchaser of any property or parcel of land fails immediately to pay to the Assessor and Collector the amount of the purchase money, the Assessor and Collector shall forthwith again put up
the property for sale.
11. Immediately after every sale the Assessor and Collector shall
return a list of the arrears satisfied by such sale to the Clerk of the
Corporation, and shall at the same time pay in the proceeds of such
sale to the said Clerk.
12. The Assessor and Collector, after selling any land for taxes,
shall give a certificate under his hand to the purchaser, stating distinctly what part or proportion, as the case may be, of the land, and 38
loan.—$20,000.
what interest therein, have been sold, or stating that the whole lot,
section, or estate has been so sold, and describing the same, and also
stating the quantity of land, the sum for which it has been sold, and
the expenses of sale, and further stating that a deed conveying the
same to the purchaser or his assigns, according to the nature of the
estate or interest sold, will be executed by him and the Mayor, on his
or their demand, at any time after the expiration of one year from
the date of the certificate, if the land be not previously redeemed.
13. The Assessor and Collector shall be entitled to five per centum
commission upon the sums collected by him as aforesaid.
14. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as    The Victoria
Real Estate Tax Sale By-Law, 1877."
Passed the Council this 17th day of May, 1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
{British Colonist, 19 May, 1877.)
Loan—$20,000.
No. (40) 11.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise
the sum of $20,000 for the purposes therein set forth.
Whereas the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria has resolved to raise the sum of $20,000 to pay off certain
outstanding liabilities of the said Council;
And whereas it will require the sum of $2,012 to be raised annually by special rate for the payment of the said debt and interest,
as is hereinafter mentioned;
And whereas, the amount of the whole rateable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised Assessment Roll, being for the year 1878, was $2,494,500, irrespective of any future increase of the rateable property of the
Municipality, and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest, or
dividends from the work, and also irrespective of any income from
the temporary investments of the sinking fund or of any part thereof;
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the said principal sum of $20,000 and inter- LOAN —$20,000.
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est as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual special
rate of one-tenth of one per cent, on the dollar;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria :
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the City to raise, by
way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate,
rwho may be Willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the
whole the sum of $20,000, and cause the same to be paid into the
bands of the Treasurer of the said Corporation, for the purpose and
with the object above recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number
of debentures to be made for sach sums of money as may be required,
not less than $100 each, and that the said debentures shall be sealed
with the seal of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria and be
signed by the said Mayor.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in twenty years
at farthest from the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to
take effect, at the office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the
said City of Victoria, and shall have attached to th^m coupons for
the payment of the interest.
4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after the
rate of seven per cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable half yearly at the office of the Treasurer of
the Municipality.
5. That for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of the said debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid to
become due thereon, an equal special rate of one-tenth of one cent on
the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be raised, levied, and
collected in each year, upon all rateable property in the said Municipality, during the continuance of the said debentures or any of
them. ^£
6. Clause two of the "Victoria Revenue By-Law, 1875," as amended
by the "Water Works Debenture and Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1877," is hereby further amended by striking out the
words "nine-tenths" and substituting the words "eight-tenths."
7. It shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time to ■<*-*"^*^^^H*iMe»iA*B*_?s-afci
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CHARITABLE  UONATIONS.
time to purchase any of the said debentures; and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and
purchase the same on paying the amount thereof and interest due
thereon to the date of such purchase to the holder or holders thereof;
and all lebentures so repurchased shall be forthwith cancelled and
destroyed, and no reissue of debentures shall be made in consequence
of such repurchase.
8. That this By-Law shall take effect and come into operation upon
the 20th day of June, A. D. 1878.
9. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as " The By-Law
to authorize the raising of Twenty Thousand Dollars, 1878."
Passed the Municipal Council this 19th day of June, 1878.
R. FINLAYSON, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
( 1878.)
;:.-^ Charitable Donations.
No. (62) 12.
A By-Law to enable the Mayor to make Charitable Donations.
Whereas it is expedient to make provision for granting aid to charitable institutions;
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria;
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council, from time to
time, by resolution duly passed, to authorize the Mayor of the City
of Victoria for the time being to give, out of the Corporation monies,
to charitable institutions within the City of Victoria, in aid of such
institutions, such sums of money as may be specified in such resolution.
2. This By-Law may be cited as " The Charitable Institutions Aid
By-Law, 1880."
1880.
Passed the Municipal Council this Eighteenth day of February, A. D.
(Signed)
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council.
{Standard, 19 February, 1880.)
J. H. TURNER,
Mayor. FENCE  VIEWERS.
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No. (72) 13.
A By-Law to provide for the Appointment and Payment of Fence
Viewers for the Municipality of the City of Victoria.
Whereas by the "British Columbia Line Fences and Water
Courses Act, 1876," in the second section thereof, it is enacted
as follows: "In Municipalities the Council shall appoint not less
than three persons to act as Fence Viewers within the boundaries of
the Municipality;"
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows: W£!
1. George H. W. Brown, Esq., Joseph W. McKay, Esq., and
Alexander Jack, Esq., are hereby appointed to act as Fence Viewers
within the boundaries of the Municipality of the City of Victoria.
2. The said Fence Viewers shalLj within the said boundaries, perform, exercise, and have the duties and powers mentioned in the said
Act
3. The said Fence Viewers shall respectively be paid for their services as such the sum. of five dollars per day, the said day not to be
less than four hours. lip
4. This By-Law may be cited as " The Fence Viewers Appointment
By-Law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this eighth day of October, one thousand eight
hundred and eighty.
J. H. TURNER,
William Leigh, C M. C. Mayor.
{Standard, 16 October, 1880.)
Electric Light.
No. (88) 14. ||
A By-Law to Light the City of Victoria with the Electric Light.
Whereas it is expedient that the City of Victoria should be lighted
with the Electric  Light; J^.
And whereas the estimated cost of lighting the City with  such
light is $12,500;
And whereas it is expedient that the said sum of $12,500 should
be paid out of the current revenue of the said city; YATES  STREET LANDING.
. Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. Such a number of Electric Lights shall be erected and established on such streets, and in such situations as the Council shall,
by resolutions from time to time duly passed, define.
2. The description of light to be used shall be decided by resolution of the said Council.
3. The costs of the said lights, and the erection of the necessary
buildings, steam engines, and other works connected therewith, shall
not exceed $12,500.
4. The said sum of $12^500 shall be defrayed out of the revenue of
the said Corporation for the years 1882,1883, 1884, 1885, and 1886.
6. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the"ElecAric
Light By-Law, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council this nineteenth day of October, A. D. 1881.
Received the assent of the ratepapers,  and reconsidered and finally passed
this second day of November, A. D. 1881.
J. EL TURNER,
- • Mayor.
,—I—1       Wm. Leigh,
]OT1AT  I C. M. C.
<  SEAL  \
(Standard, 3 November, 1881.)
Yates Street Landing.
No. (89)15.
A By-Law authorising the Mayor, for the time being, of the City
of Victoria to confirm a certain Agreement dated the tenth day of
August, One thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, and made
between the Mayor of the City of Victoria and James Yates, for
the Exchange by the said City of that portion of Land lying
between Lots 201 and 203 in the said City.
Whereas by an Act passed by the Legislature of British Columbia, intituled "The Yates Street Public Landing Act, 1880," power
was given to the Corporation of the said City, by a By-Law duly
passed to authorise the Mayor for the time being of the said City to
confirm any agreement which the Mayor of the said City, for the time YATES  STREET  LANDING.
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being, might make for the exchange of that portion of land lying between Lots 201 and 203, and owned by the said Corporation, for such
a portion of said Lot 201 as might be agreed on;
And whereas by an agreement bearing date the tenth day of
August, A. D. 1881, and made between John Herbert Turner, the
Mayor of the said City of Victoria, for the time being, therein referred
as "the said Mayor," of the one part, and the said James Yates of the
other part, it was therein agreed by the said Mayor and the said James
Yates in the words and figures following, that is to say:—
Memorandum of Agreement entered into the tenth day of August,
One thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, between John Herbert
Turner, Mayor of the City of Victoria, B. C, of the one part, and
James Yates, of Edinburgh, Scotland, of the other part.
(1st.) The said James Yates agrees to convey to the said Corporation the fee-simple of that piece of land situated on the westerly
side of Wharf Street, and extending from Wharf Street to the sea,
with the part of the wharf in the rear thereof, such piece of land
abutting on Lot 202, and having a frontage of 35 feet on Wharf
Street by an equal width of 35 feet, and forming the northerly portion of Lot 201, free from incumbrances.
(2.) The said Mayor agrees that the said Corporation shall convey to the said James Yates, free from incumbrances, the land lying
between Lot 201 and Lot 203, and known as the Public Landing. •
( 3.) A Public Landing to harbor and wharves shall be constructed,
at the joint expense of both parties, conformable to plans herewith
attached and signed by both parties.
(4.) The said Public Landing to be constructed after the-conveyances have been exchanged, on either party giving one month's
notice requesting said construction.
(5.) The said James Yates further agrees to construct, within one
year from the first day of October, One thousand eight hundred and
eighty-one, on Lot 201, a building or buildings, the cost of which
shall not be less than five thousand dollars ($5,000.); and should the
said James Yates fail to construct such building or buildings within
the time specified, then this agreement shall be null and void.
(6.) If the title in fee-simple of the present Public Landing does
not rest with the. Corporation, then the Corporation shall use their ROSS  BAY  CEMETERY, USE  AND MANAGEMENT.
utmost endeavors to secure to Mr. Yates a conveyance, the two conveyances to be exchanged at the same time.
As witness the hands of the parties the day and year aforesaid.
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Witness to signature of John Her-"] Mayor.
bert Turner and James Yates (by his [      (Signed) JAMES YATES
attorney Alexander Blair Gray.)
William Leigh, C. M. C.
j by his attorney,
J Alex. B. Gray.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the City of
Victoria, that the Mayor, for the time being, of the said City of Victoria is hereby authorised to confirm the said agreement so made
and entered into on the tenth day of August, A. D. 1882, and hereinbefore recited.
This By-Law may be cited as the " Yates Street Confirmatory
By-Law, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council this tenth day of August, A. D. 1881.
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Mayor.
SEAL.
, —*— | Wm. Leigh, C. M. C.
Received the assent of the ratepayers, and finally passed the Municipal Council on the 24th day of August, 1881.
{Standard, 25 August, 1881.)
Ross Bay Cemetery, Use and Management.
No. (109)16.
A By-Law to Establish the Rules, &c, as to the Use and Management of Ross Bay Cemetery.
Whereas, by virtue of an Act entitled "The Cemetery Ordinance
Amendment Act, 1879," the lands known as the Ross Bay Cemetery,
certain other lands acquired for cemetery purposes by the Trustees
under and by virtue of the Trust Deeds and Letters Patent mentioned in the said Act, are vested in the Corporation of the City of
Victoria and their successors, in trust for the proper maintenance of
the said Cemetery, and for Cemetery purposes generally;
And whereas it is expedient that certain Rules and Regulations
be established for the proper Management of the said Ross Bay
Cemetery; 3£jto ROSS   BAY   CEMETERY,   USE   AND   MANAGEMENT,
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Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation- of the
City of Victoria as aforesaid:
1. The following Rules and Regulations are hereby established and
shall be observed generally in the use and management of the Ross
Bay Cemetery:
(1.) All applications with respeet to interments are to be made to
the Secretary between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
and between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, each day, excepting
Saturday, on which day applications will only be received between
the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
(2.) All fees are to be paid in advance to the Secretary.
(3.) Persons making application for an interment must give to the
Secretary a statement of the name, age, date of death of deceased,
and such other information as may be reasonably required. And in
the event of the applicant desiring to inter in the portions set apart
for the Episcopal, Presbyterian, or Roman Catholic Churches, a permit in writing, giving the block, the number of plot, and the road in
which such interment is to take place, must be first obtained from
these authorities and handed to the Secretary before he issues his
permit for such burial.
(4.) Permits for burials must be obtained at least 20 hours before
any interment can take place.
(5.) Plans of the Cemetery may be seen at the City Hall, Pandora
Street, and at the Caretaker's lodge.
(6.) No Person shall acquire more than four contiguous grave plots,
two only of which shall abut upon one road.
(7:) In cases of poverty, the Cemetery Committee will consider and
decide on applications for the remission of the fees, in whole or in
part.    Such decisions shall be given in writing to the Secretary.
(8.) The following fees shall be charged.
For each grave plot in the two rows adjoining any gravel
road.. M • • • • • • $12 50
For each grave plot in the other rows     5 00
For each interment in any row     7 50
For each interment of a child under ten years old     3 75
For re-opening any grave for interment of an adult     5 00 46
ROSS  BAY  CEMETERY,  USE  AND  MANAGEMENT.
For re-opening any grave for interment of a child under ten
years of age $ 3 75
For each certificate of title to any plot or plots     2 50
For exhuming a body, where work of opening and re-filling
of grave is undertaken by parties applying, said work to
be done under the supervision and to the satisfaction of
the Cemetery Keeper     5 00
For exhuming a body, where work is not performed by parties
applying  20 00
OS DUTIES OP CAEETAKEE.
(9. a) It shall be the duty of the Caretaker to dig and prepare the
grave or graves required whenever ordered by the Secretary or any
person acting for him.
(b) All graves in new ground shall be dug to a depth of 6 ft. for
adults, and for children 4 ft.
(c) The Caretaker is prohibited from taking fees from any person
or persons for taking care of or in any way beautifying any grave
plots in the Cemetery where bodies have been interred.
(d) He shall keep the Cemetery in good order, keep the grass of
unsold or unused plots cut down, and keep the gravel road in good
condition. Should he at any time require additional men to assist
him in carrying out his duties, such assistant or assistants will be under his direction and control.
(e) The Caretaker is prohibited from taking orders for a burial
from any person or persons except the Secretary, unless in case of an
emergency, when he is authorized to receive an order from the Superintendent of Police, and in such case he is to report the same to the
Secretary as soon as he can do so~
2. The   " Ross Bay Cemetery By-Law, 1879," is hereby repealed.
3. This By-Law may be cited as " The Ross Bay Cemetery By-
Law, 1884" '
Passed the Municipal Council this 18th day of June, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the.Council this Sixteenth day of July, A.
D. 1884.
J. W. CAREY, Mayor.
[sEAn] James D. Robinson,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
{Gazette, 21 Aug. 1884 ) POOR—RELIEF.
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No.' (110) 17.
A By-Law for the Relief of the Poor.
Whereas it is expedient to provide for the relief of the poor;
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council, from time to
time, by resolution duly passed, to authorize the Mayor of the City of
Victoria for the time being to give, out of the Corporation monies, to
any poor person within the City of Victoria mentioned or named in
such resolution, in aid of such person, such sums of money as may
be specified in such resolution.
2. This By-Law may be cited as "The Poor Relief By-Law, 1884."
Passed the Municipal Council the 2nd day of July, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this sixteenth day of July, A. D.
1884.
J.  W. CAREY,
[Seal.] Mayor.
James D. Robinson,
Clerk Municipal Council.
(Gazette, 21 Aug. 1884.)
Water Supply—Regulation.
No. (118)18. m
A By-Law for Regulating the Supply of Water by the City
Waterworks.
Whereas by the Corporation of Victoria Waterworks Act, 1873, the
Municipal Council of the City of Victoria are authorized and empowered to make such by-laws as to them shall seem requisite and necessary for (inter alia) regulating the time, manner, extent, and nature
of the supply by the said works, the tenement or parties to which and
to whom the same shall be furnished, the price or prices to be exacted therefor, and each and every other matter or thing relating to or
connected therewith which it may be necessary or proper to direct,
regulate, or determine for issuing to the inhabitants of the City a continued and abundant supply of pure and wholesome water;
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
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1. The owner or occupier of each building using the water of the
said Waterworks shall, at his own expense, lay down and provide, and
at all times maintain and keep in good condition, all the pipes and
apparatus upon his premises or for his use, of the description, and
subject to the rules, following, namely: such pipes shall be anti-corrosive and laid to a depth of not less than 12 inches below the surface
of the ground, and be provided with a sufficient number of stop and
waste cocks, with handles placed above the surface of the ground, by
which the water can be shut off and all?pipes exposed to frost drained
dry when required; and no consumer shall run, or allow to run, water
to waste either to prevent pipes from bursting by frost or otherwise.
2. The drawing (bib) stop and ball cocks shall be strong and of
hard brass, and of the kind known as compression cocks, or such other
kind as may be sanctioned by the Water Commissioner or Engineer,
and, in courts of houses and other exposed places, shall be protected
by a casing made to open with a key and kept locked.
3. Every cistern supplied from the said Waterworks must be absolutely watertight, and provided with a ball cock and proper means
of access and inspection, and must not have an overflow or waste pipe
unless the same is constructed to the satisfaction of the Water Commissioner or Engineer.
4. Every water closet supplied from the said Waterworks must be
provided with a full and complete apparatus, with proper valves so
arranged as to let down not more than one boot or division full of water
at each pull and to prevent the water from running to waste by inattention or neglect, and a proper basin, scatterer, weighted level, pan, trap,
and other appliances needful to prevent such watercloset from becoming a nuisance and inducing an undue consumption of water; and the
valves must be worked by brass or copper wires. Every self-acting
or pull-down water closet must be of a description approved by the
Water Commissioner or Engineer. The double Valve service boxes
must be provided with a ball tap of the approved kind, half an inch
in diameter. No water pipe shall communicate with a closet otherwise than with the cistern or service box and so as to prevent the return of foul airj>r impure matter into the pipes of the said Waterworks; and no water pipe shall communicate directly with any urinal
or slop hopper.
5. Every bath supplied from the said Waterworks must be constructed without an overflow pipe,  and must be provided  with an WATER  SUPPLY—REGULATION.
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efficient apparatus to prevent the water from flowing into and out of
the bath at the same time.
6. No water pipe must be laid through, in, or into any slough, drain,
ashpit, manure hole, or other place from which, in the event of decay
or injury to such pipe, the water of the said Waterworks might become fouled or escape without observation or without injury to the
consumer. Where any such slough, drain, ashpit, manure hole or
other place shall be in the unavoidable course of the water pipe, such
pipe shall be passed through an exterior cast-iron pipe or box of sufficient length and strength to afford due protection to the water pipe
and to bring any leakage or waste within the means of easy detection.
7. No pipe or apparatus shall be connected with the said Waterworks until it has been inspected by the proper officer of the said
Waterworks and certified by him to be in accordance with the Waterworks regulations.
8. Every water-meter must (unless otherwise specially agreed) be
provided with a separate inlet pipe leading from the main or other
pipe of the said Waterworks, upon which inlet pipe no stop-cock or
other outlet leading to or connected with the premises for the supply
of which such meter is fixed shall be attached.
9. If any consumer of the water of the said Waterworks shall refuse, neglect, or fail to comply with, any of the regulations of this
by-law, it shall be lawful for the Water Commissioner, without prejudice to any other remedy which he may have, or penalty which
may have been incurred, to shut off the supply of water from the
said Waterworks to such consumer.
10. No water shall be supplied from the said Waterworks for the
purpose of irrigation only, unless by permission of the Water Commissioner.
11. No plumber or other workmen shall be allowed to do or perform any work connected with the supply of water from the said
Waterworks until he shall have been admitted, enrolled, and published by the Water Commissioner as an authorised Waterworks
Plumber, and shall have entered into a written engagement to conform to and comply with the by-laws, rules, and regulations of the
said Corporation in relation to the construction and management of
the works and fittings to which such by-laws, rules, and regulations
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shall from time to time apply ; and all responsible master plumbers
whose names have not been erased, as hereinafter provided, shall, on
expressing their willingness to comply with such by-laws, rules, and
regulations, be admitted immediate^ on signing an undertaking to
that effect; and if at any time afterwards any such plumber shall
wilfully break or evade any such by-laws, rules, or regulationsf&§ither
by himself or any of his workmen, or shall refuse to communicate
any information required of him in regard to any work done by him
or any of his workmen, or under his superintendence, or on his
responsibility, the Water Commissioner shall cause his name to be
erased from the list of authorised plumbers, and, shall be forthwith
advertised as having been struck off.
12. Until otherwise ordered by the Water Commissioner by notice,
to be published seven days before taking eifect, from the first day of
April to the thirtieth day of September, both inclusive, in each year,
no consumer of the water of the said Waterworks shall use such water
for irrigating or street sprinkling except during the hours between 5
o'clock in the evening and 9 o'clock in the following morning, and on
the respective days hereinafter mentioned, namely:
In Yates Street Ward, on Mondays and Thursdays;
In James Bay Ward, on Tuesdays and Fridays; and
In Johnson Street Ward, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
And the water of the said Waterworks shall not paused for irrigating
or street sprinkling outside of the limits of the said City.
13. In every case in which a building or block of buildings is occupied under two or more separate tenancies, each of such tenancies
shall, for the purposes of this by-law, be considered as a sepaiate
building, and shall not be supplied with the water of the said Waterworks except by means of a separate pipe laid from the outer edge of
the sidewalk with a proper stop-cock; but an office or room, or flat of
offices or rooms, not being on the main floor of a building, shall not
be considered as a separate tenancy.
14. This By-Law may be cited as the " Waterworks Regulation
By-Law, 1885."
Passed the Municipal Council the 6th day of April, A. D. 1885.
{Gazette, 28 May, 1885.) ANIMALS—CRUELTY.
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No. (121)19.
A By-Law for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. No person shall, within the limits of the said City, cruelly beat,
ill-treat, overdrive, abuse or torture, of cause or procure to be cruelly
beaten, ill-treated, overdriven, abused or tortured, any animal.
2. Every person who shall impound or confine, or cause to be impounded or confined,' in any pound, building, enclosure, vessel, box,
hamper or cage within the limits of the said City, any animal, shall
provide and supply, during such impounding or confinement, a sufficient quantity of fit and wholesome food and water to such animal.
3. No person shall, within the limits of the said City, convey or carry,
or cause to-be conveyed or carried, in or upon any vehicle, any animal,
in such a manner or position as to subject such animal to unnecessary
pain or suffering.
4. This By-Law may be cited as the "Animals Protection By-Law*
1885." im aei
Passed the Municipal Council the twentieth day of May, A. D. 1885.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the twenty-seventh day of May,
A. D. 1885.
[L. S.J R, P. RITHET,
Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
{Gazette, 11 June, 1885.) ggf;
Loan, $16,000—Iiighting.
No. (123) 20. M
A By-Law for Raising the Sum of $16,000 to Provide for and Improve the Public Lighting of the City of Victoria.
Whereas the present public lighting of the City of Victoria is insufficient, and it is expedient and necessary to extend and improve
the same, and for that purpose to raise, by way of loan upon the
credit of the said City, the sum of $16,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $1,556 to be raised annually
by special rate for the payment of the debt intended to be hereby
created and the interest thereon; 52
LOAN, $16,000—LIGHTING.
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
City, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $5,000,000;
And whereas it will require an annual special rate of 1-32 of one
cent in the dollar for paying the interest, and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal, of the said intended debt according to the Municipality Act, 1881;
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise, by way
of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who
may be willing to advance the same, upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole
the sum of $16,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the hands
of the Treasurer of the said City for the purpose and with the object
hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required,
either in currency or sterling money, not less than $100 each, and all
such debentures shall be sealed with the seal of the said Corporation
and signed by the said Mayor.
3. The said debentures shall be made payable in twenty years
from the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect,
at the office of the said Treasurer, City Hall, Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia, and shall have attached to them coupons
for the payment of interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at and after the rate of 6
per centum per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be
payable half-yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and interest thereon at the rate aforesaid,
an equal special rate of 1-32 of one cent in the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be assessed, raised, levied and collected
in each year upon all ratable property within the said City of Victoria, during the said term of twenty years from the coming into effect of this By-Law, unless such debentures shall be sooner paid.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation from time to time to
repurchase any of the said debentures at such price or prices as shall LOAN, $5,000—SEWERAGE PLANS.
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in each case be mutually agreed; and all debentures so repurchased
shall be forthwith cancelled, and no reissue of debentures or of any
debenture shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
7. This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the Municipality Act, 1881, and shall take effect on, from and after
the day of the final passing thereof.
8. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the " Public Lighting By-Law, 1885."      jj
Passed the Municipal Council the 16th day of September, A. D. 1885.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 29th day of September, A D. 1885.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 30th of September, A. D.
1885.
ln.s.1
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
{Gazette, 15 Oct., 1885.)
R. P. RITHET,
Mayor.
.Loan, $5,000—Sewerage Plans.
|^ No. (124)21.
A By-Law for Raising the Sum of $5,000 to Obtain Plans and
Specifications for the Drainage of the City of Victoria.
Whereas it is expedient and necessary to provide a complete and
permanent system of drainage for the City of Victoria, and before
commencing the construction thereof, to obtain plans and specifications for such a system upon the best sanitary and scientific principles; 5fg
And whereas, for the purpose of obtaining such plans and specifications by public competition, it is expedient and necessary to raise, by
way of loan upon the credit of the said City, the sum of $5,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $486.00 to be raised annually by special rate for the payment of the debt intended to be
hereby created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
City, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $5,000,000;
And whereas it will require an annual special rate of 1-100 of one
cent in the dollar for paying the interest, and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal, of the said intended debt according to the Municipality Act, 1881; 54
LOAN. $5,000 SEWERAGE   PLAN.
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise, by way
of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who
may be willing to advance the same, upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole
the sum of $5,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the hands of
the Treasurer of the said City, for the purpose and with the object
hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be be required,
ejtther in currency or sterling money, not less than $100 each; and all
such debentures shall be sealed with the seal of the said Corporation
and signed by the said Mayor.
3. The said debentures shall be made payable in t venty" years from
the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect, at the
office of the said Treasurer, City Hall, Victoria, in the Province of
British Columbia, and shall have attached to them coupons for the
payment of interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at and after the rate of 6
per centum per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be
payable half-yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
stfa* -F°r the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures, and interest thereqn at the rate aforesaid, an equal
special rate of 1-100 of one cent in the dollar shall, in addition to all
other rates, be assessed, raised, levied and collected in each year
upon all ratable property within the said City of Victoria, during
the said term of twenty years from the coming into effect of this By-
Law, unless such debentures shall be sooner paid.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation from time to time to
repurchase any of the said debentures at such priee or prices as shall
in each case be mutually agreed; and all debentures so repurchased
shall be forthwith cancelled, and no reissue of debentures or of any
debenture shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
7. This By-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided?
by the Municipality Act, 1881, and shall take effect on, from and after
the day of the final passing thereof. l®?* FIRE   DEPARTMENT—REGULATION.
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8. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as the "Drainage By-
Law, 1885."
Passed the Municipal Council the 16th day of September, A. D. 1885.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 29th day of September, A. D. 1885.
Reconsidered and finahv passed the Council the 30th day of September,
A. D. 1885.
[L.s] R. P. RITHET, Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
'Wgzette, 15 0c'M 1885.)
Fire Department- Regulation.
y^      . No. (126)22.
A By-Law for the Regulation of the Fire Department, for Electing
Fire Engineers and Appointing Firemen, and Appointing their
Salaries and Remuneration.
Whereas by "The Firemen's Act, 1864," it is enacted that from and
after the passing of that Act the whole of the apparatus, whether engine, hose, hooks, ladders, or other articles used with, or belonging
to, or in any way appertaining to, the Fire Department of the City of
Victoria, shall be deemed, for the purposes of that Act, to be the property of the Victoria Fire Department, subject to the order and control of the Mayor and Corporation of the City of Victoria;
And whereas by the "Municipality Act, 1881," and the Act to amend
the same passed in the year 1883, it is enacted that in every municipality the Council may from time to time make, alter, and repeal, bylaws for any of the following purposes, or in relation to matters coming within the classes of subjects next hereinafter mentioned (among
others) that is to say,—(59) for the assistance and regulation of Fire
Departments, and (91) for electing Fire Engineers and appointing
Firemen, and promoting, establishing, and regulating Fire Companies, Hook and Ladder Companies, and Property Saving Companies,
and to appoint such salaries and remuneration as may be necessary,
subject to the proviso that any By-law made under the authority of subsection 91 (now in recital) shall have no force or effect unless it contains provision that the Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer be
biennially elected by the municipal ratepayers, nor until the by-law
has been submitted to the ratepayers of the municipality and has
been approved by them in the manner provided by section 74, and
subsections thereof, of the "Municipality Act, 1881;"
And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation of the  City  of Victoria should control and regulate the Fire Department of the City,
and make provision for the election of the Chief and Assistant Engineers thereof, and for the payment of the officers and firemen
thereof;
And whereas the Chief Engineer, Assistant Engineer and Board
of Delegates of the Fire Department of the City have consented to
and approved of the arrangement and provision hereinafter made;
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria, in exercise of the said recited powers and of
every other power enabling them in this behalf, as follows:
1. The Fire Department of the City shall henceforth consist of a
Chief Engineer and an Assistant Engineer, to be elected as hereinafter mentioned, and three Foremen, two Engine Drivers, twelve
Hosemen, six Hook and Ladder men, and such Reserve Firemen as
may from time to time be required, to be appointed as hereinafter
mentioned.
2. Immediately after the final passing of this by-law, and thereafter
biennially in the month of December in each alternate year, the
Council shall by resolution fix a time and place, appoint a returning
officer, and make ether necessary arrangements for the election of a
Chief Engineer and an Assistant Engineer of the Fire Department,
in like manner as upon the election of a mayor; and at such election
every person who is rated upon the then last revised assessment roll
of the City shall be entitled to one vote for each office; but if only
one candidate be nominated for an office, the returning officer shall
forthwith declare him duly elected without a poll.
3. The Chief Engineer and Assistant so elected as aforesaid shall
respectively hold office until their successors are elected or appointed, or until, before that time, they shall die, resign, or cease to
discharge their duties.
4. In case the Chief Engineer or the Assistant Engineer shall die,
resign, or cease from any cause to discharge the duties of his office,
the Council shall appoint some other competent person to the office
in his place until the next biennial election.
5. The Foremen, Engine Drivers, Hosemen, Hook and Ladder
Men, and Reserve Firemen shall be appointed, and may be removed
from office, from time to time, by the Council. FIRE  DEPARTMENT—REGULATION.
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6. The several officers of the Fire Department shall, while they
hold and discharge the duties of their respective offices, be entitled
to be paid therefor at the rates next hereinafter mentioned, namely:
Chief Engineer        - $1200 per annum
Assistant Engineer       -       -       -      $ 300   "
Foreman, each -       -       -       -  $ 150
Engine Driver, each    -       -       -       $ 900
Hoseman, each       -       - -   $ 120
Hook and Ladder Man, each - $ 120
And each Hoseman and each Hook and Ladder Man shall also be entitled to be paid 50 cents per hour or part of an hour while actually
employed at a fire. (As amended No. (190) 65).
7. From and after the election of an Engineer and Assistant Engineer under this by-law, it shall be lawful for the
Council to take and hold possession of all the real and personal property of the Fire Department of the City and all engines,
machinery, and tools used by or in connection with the said Fire Department, and to assume the entire control and management thereof,
and to make such rules and regulations as they shall deem necessary
or expedient for carrying into effect this By-law, and from time to
time to alter and revoke such rules and regulations; and for all or
any of these purposes the Fire Wardens shall be a Committee of
the Council
8. In addition to the officers and men hereinbefore mentioned the
Fire Wardens may from time to time appoint such Reserve Firemen
as they shall deem necessary or expedient, to be employed when
called upon, in case of a fire, by the Chief Engineer or other officer
acting in his place; and such Reserve Firemen, when so employed at
a fire, shall be paid at the rate of $1 for the first hour or part of an
hour, and 50 cents for each subsequent hour or part of an hour per
man. In case any Reserve Fireman shall be so. called upon and report himself at a fire but shall not actually be employed he shall be
paid 50 cents.
9. The apparatus of the Fire Department shall consist of steam
fire-engines, hose carts and hose, hook-and-ladder trucks, hydrants,.
water-tanks, fire-ladders, fire alarms, and other necessary apparatus,
in such numbers and quantities as shall from time to time be deemed
necessary by the Council.
10. The Council shall from time to time set apart, out of the general
revenue of the City, such sum or sums ofmoney as may be necessary
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to pay the salaries and remuneration hereinbefore mentioned,   and
otherwise to maintain the Fire Department in an efficient state.
11. Subject to this By-law, and the rules and regulations to be made
in pursuance thereof, the whole apparatus and management of the
Fire Department shall be under the direction of the Chief Engineer;
and at every fire the Chief Engineer or other the senior officer of the
Department who may be present shall have sole control over all members or servants of *the Fire Department, and all other persons engaged in suppressing the fire, and all engines and apparatus used
therein; and every person present at a fire shall promptly obey every
lawful order of such Chief Engineer or other senior officer.
12. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as the "Fire Department By-Law, 1885."
Passed the Municipal Couucil the eighteenth day of November, A. D. 1885.
Received the assent of the ratepayers of the City of Victoria the first day of
December, A. D. 1885.
{Gazette, 10 Dec, 1885.) ^T
Health, Preservation—Nuisances,  Removal.
%    # No. (131)23.
A By-Law for the Preservation of Public Health, the Prevention
and Removal of Nuisances, and other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
INTERPRETATION.
1. In this By-law, unless the context otherwise requires—
(a.) Reference is made only to the City of Victoria, and localities
being, and acts done, within the limits thereof;
(b.) Whenever any matter or thing is expressed in the present
tense, the same shall be applied to the circumstances as they arise;
(c.) Words importing the singular number or the masculine gender
only, include more persons, parties, or things of the same kind than
oipe, and females as well as males, and the converse.
SANITARY  COMMITTEE.
2. There shall at all times be a standing committee of the Council,
to be called the Sanitary Committee, which shall consist-,#j jjte HEALTH, PRESERVATION—NUISANCES,  REMOVAL.
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Mayor and one Councillor for each Ward, to be appointed in accordance with the by-laws of the City for the time being.
SANITARY INSPECTOR.
3. The Council shall from time to time appoint a competent person
to be Sanitary Inspector, at such salary as the Council may think fit
to provide.
4. The duties of the Sanitary Inspector shall be—
(a.) To attend at the Council Chambers as often as the Sanitary1
Committee may direct;
(b.) To keep a record of all his proceedings in books to be provided him for that purpose, and report to the Sanitary Committee
weekly or of tener if necessary.
(c.) To examine, when requested by the Sanitaiy Committee or
the Mayor, Health Officer or any citizen, any alleged nuisance arising
from defective drainage or decaying animal matter or other cause,,
and report thereon to the Sanitary Committee;
(d.) To assist the Medical Health Officer in any duties which may
reasonably require such assistance;
(e.) To see that the provisions of the several sections of this bylaw, except such as devolve certain duties on other officers, are strictly
enforced, and generally to obey and carry out the intentions and directions of the Sanitary Committee in matters relating to the public
health or the removal of nuisances.
MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER.
5. The Council shall also from time to time appoint a competent
person, being a member of the Medical Profession, to be Medical
Health Officer, at such salary as the Council may think fit to provide.
6. The duties of the Medical Health Officer shall be—
(a.) To advise the Sanitary Committee and the Council on all matters relating to the public health, and report thereon frdnl time to
time as required;
(b.) To examine and report, from time to time, as directed by the
Council or the Sanitary Committee, on the sanitary condition of the
municipal and other public buildings;
(c.) To make a general report to the Council, on or before the
fifteenth day of December in each year, upon the sanitary condition
of the City.
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HEALTH, PRESERVATION—NUISANCES, REMOVAL.
GENERAL POWERS.
7. The Sanitary Inspector and the Medical Health Officer, under
the direction of the Sanitary Committee, shall examine into all
nuisances, sources of filth, and causes of sickness, in the City or in
any vessel in the harbor of Victoria, that may in its opinion be injurious to the health of the inhabitants, and shall cause the same to
be destroyed, removed, or prevented, as the case may require, and
shall further enquire respecting articles that are capable of containing or conveying infection or contagion brought or conveyed into the
City by or through any vehicle or vessel, or by any means whatever.
8. The Sanitary Inspector or the Medical Health Officer may grant
permits for, or restrain, the removal of any nuisance or infected
articles, when he considers it proper for the public safety to do so.
9. Whenever it shall appear necessary to ike Sanitary Committee,
the Mayor, the Sanitary Inspector, or the Medical Health Officer, for
the preservation of the public health or the abatement of any nuisance, or upon the receipt by the Sanitary Committee or the Mayor of
a notice signed by two or more ratepayers of the City, stating the
condition of any building to be so filthy as to be a nuisance or injurious to health, or that.upon any premises there is any foul or offensive
ditch, gutter, drain, privy, cesspool, or ashpit kept or constructed so
as to be a nuisance or injurious as aforesaid, or that upon any such
premises any accumulation of dung, manure, offal, filth, refuse, stagnant wat9r, or other matter, or thing is kept or permitted to remain so
as to be a nuisance or injurious as aforesaid, the Sanitary Committee
or the Mayor, or any officer of the Corporation authorised in this behalf, shall have full power and authority to enter such building or
premises for the purpose of examining the same, and if necessary, to
order the removal of any such matter or thing as aforesaid; and every
owner, lessee, or occupier of, or person using, such premises shall,within twenty-four hours after receiving such notice from such Committee,
Mayor, or officer, to remove or abate any such matter or thing as aforesaid, remove or abate the same accordingly; and in case he shall neglect or fail to remove or abate the same accordingly within the time
aforesaid it shall be lawful for such Committee or Mayor, without
further notice to the party in default, to cause such matter or thing
to be removed or abated, and the costs and expenses thereof shall be
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10. The notice mentioned in the last preceding section may be in
the form "A" in the schedule to this by-law, or in words to the like
effect, and shall be served on the occupant or some servant or member
of his family, if the premises are occupied, or on the owner or lessee
or his agent, or left, at his last or usual place of abode, if the premises
are vacant. ifes
1L Whenever a disease of a malignant and fatal character is discovered to exist in any dwelling-house, such house being situated in
an unhealthy or crowded part, or in a filthy and neglected state, or
inhabited by too many persons, the Council may, upon the report of
the Medical Health Officer, at the expense of the City, compel the
inhabitants of such dwelling-house to remove therefrom, and may
place them in sheds, tents, or other good shelter in some more healthy
situation, until measures can be taken, under the direction of the
Council and at the expense of the City, for the cleaning and disinfection of such dwelling-house.
PREVENTION OF THE SPREAD OF DISEASE..
12. Whenever a person suffering from smallpox, cholera, or any
other disease of a malignant character dangerous to the public health,
is an inmate of any hotel or boarding-house, the keeper or one of the
keepers, of such hotel or boarding-house shall immediately give
notice thereof to the Medical Health Officer or the Sanitary Inspector,
who shall thereupon take such steps as may be deemed necessary to
prevent the spread of such disease.
13. Every medical practitioner attending or visiting any person
who is suffering from small-pox, cholera, or any other disease
of a malignant character dangerous to the public health, shall immediately give notice thereof to the Medical Health Officer or the Sanitary Inspector, who shall thereupon take such steps as may be deemed necessary to prevent the spread of such disease.
POISONS AND UNWHOLESOME FOOD.
14. No person shall sell any poison by wholesale or retail unless
the bag, bottle, vessel, wrapper, or cover in which it is contained is
distinctly labelled with the name of the article and the word "Poison,"
and with the name and address of the seller thereof; and no person
shall sell any of the poisons enumerated in the list "B" in the Schedule to this By-law to any person unknown to him unless introduced to
him by some person known to him; and on every sale of any such poison
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in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, stating, in the form "C" in
the Schedule to this By-law,the date of the sale,the name and address of
the purchaser, the name and quantity of the article sold, and the purpose
for which it is stated by the purchaser to be required, to which entry
the signature of the purchaser, and of the person (if any) who introduced him, shall be affixed ; but this section shall not apply to sales
by wholesale dealers to retail dealers in the ordinary course of
wholesale dealing, nor to any medicine supplied by a legally qualified
medical practitioner to his patient, nor to any article when forming
part of the ingredients of any medicine dispensed by a person under
the direction of a legally qualified medical practitioner, provided
such medicine be labelled with the name and address of the seller,
and the ingredients thereof be entered in a book to be kept by the
seller for that purpose.
15. No person shall adulterate, for the purpose of sale, any bread
or other article of food with any substance injurious to health, or sellr
or offer for sale any bread or other article of food so adulterated; and
any bread or other article of food so adultered shall
be forfeited and destroyed under the direction of the Court in which
the offender is convicted of an infraction of this section.
16. Any officer of the Corporation may seize, and under the direction of the Medical Health Officer, the Mayor or the Sanitary Inspector destroy, any tainted or unwholesome meat, poultry, fish or
other article of food exposed or offered for sale.
OVERCROWDING.
17. No person shall let or occupy, or suffer to be occupied, as a
dwelling or lodging, any room which—
(a.) Does not contain at all times at least 384 cubic feet of space
for each person occupying the same,
(b.) Has not a window made to open in a manner approved by the
Medical Health Officer or the Sanitary Inspector, or
(c.) Has not appurtenant to it the use of a water-closet, earth-
closet, or privy, constructed in accordance with the by-laws and regulations of the CHty;
And every room in which a person passes the night, or is found
between midnight and five o'clock in the forenoon, shall be deemed
to be occupied as a dwelling or lodging within the meaning:of this
section. *&*
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SLAUGHTER-HOUSES.
18. No person shall erect, open, or use any slaughter-house within the limits of the City of Victoria.
DRAINAGE AND PRIVIES.
19. The owner, lessee, agent, or person having the care of any
ground, yard, vacant lot, or other property where stagnant water or
other nuisance exists, abutting on any street through which a
common sewer shall have been constructed, shall cause the same to
be effectually drained into such common sewer.
20. The owner, lessee, agent, or occupier of any building or premises used as a dwelling house, hotel, restaurant, saloon, shop, store,
office, factory, wash-house, or otherwise, shall furnish the same with
a sufficient drain under ground to carry off all waste or foul water or
liquid filth; and no such drain shall empty or discharge into or upon
any street, road, or highway, or any open drain thereon, unless, in the
opinion of the Mayor and Council, the same be detrimental to the
public health.
21. All vaults and privies shall be made tight, so that the contents
thereof cannot escape therefrom, and as remote from any dwelling,
well, or water tank as practicable.
ACCUMULATION OF  FILTH.
22. No person shall permit or suffer the accumulation, so as to be a
nuisance, of any offal, filth, refuse, stagnant water, or other offensive
matter or thing upon his premises, or on any vacant lot belonging to
him, or for the owner or lessee of which he is the agent.
23. No person shall place on any land, or in or upon any street,
road, or highway, any manure or other refuse matter, or any other
dirt or filth which is, or is likely to become, a nuisance.
24 No person shall convey or cause to be conveyed through any
street, road, or highway, any night-soil, swill, or other filth or offensive matter dangerous to health, between the hours of six in the
morning and twelve in the evening, nor at any time except in a proper covered cart or vehicle, so as to prevent slopping or spilling.
25. Every tenant or occupier of a building shall dispose of all animal and vegetable refuse from such building or on the premises occupied therewith, either by burning the same or by placing it in a
proper covered receptacle the contents of which he shall cause to be
removed at least once every week. 26. No person shall throw into, or leave in or upon, any street,
court, square, road, lane, alley, wharf, public enclosure, vacant lot,
pond, or body of water, any dead animal, dirt, sawdust, soot, ashes,
cinders, shavings, hair, shreds, manure, fish-shells, waste water or
filth of any kind, or any refuse animal or vegetable matter whatever.
REPEAL.
27. "The Victoria Health By-Law, 1889." "The Health Officer By-
Law, 1876," " The Sale of Poisons By-Law, 1877," " The Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and Nuisance By-Law, 1880," " The Sanitary Amendment By-Law, 1881," " The Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and
Nuisance Amendment By-Law, 1882," " The Sanitary By-Law, 1884,"
" The Wash-house and Laundry By-Law, 1884," and so much of any
other by-law as may be inconsistent with this by-law or makes any
provision in any matter herein provided for, are hereby repealed, except as to acts done or penalties incurred before the coming into force
of this by-law.
PENALTY.
28. Every person guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions
of this by-law shall, upon conviction thereof, in a summary manner,
before the Police Magistrate or any two Justices of the Peace having
jurisdiction in the City, forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars, and costs if ordered; and if such penalty, and costs if ordered, be not paid, either immediately or within such period as such
Police Magistrate or Justices may appoint, the same may be levied
by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, or such
offender may be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for any term
not exceeding three calendar months, unless such penalty, and costs
if ordered, be sooner paid.
SHORT TITLE, jj|jj
29. This by-law may be cited as the " Consolidated Health By-
Law, 1886."
1886.
Passed the Municipal Council the 10th day of March, A. D. 1886.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 3rd of day of May, A. D
(L.S.)
Jambs D. Robinson, C. M. C.
{Gazette, 20 May, 1886.)
JAMES FELL,
Mayor. OFFICERS' REMUNBRATIGifF.
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No. (133)24.
A By-Law to appoint the Remuneration of certain Municipal Officers.
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. The respective officers who now are or hereafter shall be appointed to perform the duties of the several offices specified in the Schedule hereto shall, while they continue to be employed in such offices
respectively, receive, as remuneration, salaries at the rates and times
specified in the said Schedule. f**
2. This By-Law shall be construed as a consolidation and amendment of the by-laws now in force in the matters for which it makes
provision.
3. The "Officers' Remuneration By-Law, 1884," the "Officers' Remuneration Amendment By-Law, 1884," the "Officers1 Remuneration
By-Law, 1884, Amendment By-Law, 1885," No. 114, and the by-law
bearing the same title, No. 115, are hereby repealed.
4. This By-Law may be cited as the "Consolidated Officers' Remuneration By-Law, 1886."
Passed the Municipal Council the 2nd day of June, A. D. 1886.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 16th day of June, A. D. 1886.
JAMES FELL,
(L.S.) Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
SCHEDULE. If
OFFICERS. RATE.
Assessor, Collector, Accountant,  Treasurer, and
Waterworks Commissioner  $166.66 per month
Auditor. \  300.00 per annum
Assistant Clerk, Waterworks Collector, and Messenger  100.00 per month
City Surveyor J 150.00 per month
Medical Health Officer  60.00 per month
Sanitary Inspector  45.00 per month
Pound Keeper  60.00 per month
Cemetery Keeper   75.00 per month
Secretary of Cemetery Committee  20.00 per month
Foreman of Street Works  75.00 per month
Second Foreman of Street Works .... 75.00 per month
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LOAN, $75,000—WATERWORKS.
Teamster  $65.00 per month
City Carpenter — 75.00 per month
Park Keeper  45.00 per month
Caretaker of Head Waterworks  60.00 per month
Superintendent of Police  125.00 per month
Sergeant of Police..-..* ,  90.00 per month
Constables, each—For the first year  60.00 per month
For the second year.  65.00. per month
For the third year  70.00 per month
Assistant Clerk to the Municipal Council  90.00 per month
.(As amended, Nos. (156) 37, (172) 48, and {191) 66.)
{Gazette, 1886.) '^jk
Loan, $75,000—Waterworks.
,g   ■    . No. (134) 25.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to-raise
the Sum of $75,000 for Water Works Purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a further sum of money for the
purpose of extending the Waterworks, constructing reservoirs to ensure a more certain and equable supply of water to all parts of the
City, for carrying On the said Waterworks upon such a scale as may
be necessary to furnish an adequate supply of fresh water to the
largely increased and increasing population of the City, for the
greater protection of the City against fire, and for other purposes in
connection with the said Waterworks;
And whereas for the purpose aforesaid it is intended to raise, by
way of loan upon the credit of the said City, the sum of $75,000 ;
And whereas it will require the sum of $5307 to be raised annually
by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby created and
the interest thereon; BS
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
Corporation, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $5,178,-
800; Va-
And whereas, for paying the interest, and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal, of the said debt intended to fee
hereby created, according to the Municipality Act, 1881, an annual
special rate of l-10th jf one cent in the dollar will be required; And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise, by way
of loan from any person or persons, or body or bodies corporate, who
may be willing to advance the same, upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole
the sum of $75,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the hands of
the Treasurer of the said Corporation, for the purpose and with the
object hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of
debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required,
either in currency or sterling money, not less than $500 or the sterling equivalent of that sum each; and all such debentures shall be
sealed with the common seal of the said Corporation and signed by
the Mayor.
3. The said debentures shall be made payable in thirty years from
the day hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at the
office of the Treasurer of the said Corporation, City Hall, Victoria,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of the
interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable
half yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 1-I0th of one cent in the dollar shall, in addition to all
other rates, be raised, levied and collected in each year upon all ratable property within the said City of Victoria during the continuance
of the said debentures or any of them. $w
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation from time to time to
repurchase any of the said debentures at such price as shall, in each
case, be mutually agreed; and all debentures so repurchased shall be
forthwith cancelled, and no re-issue of debentures or any debenture
shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
7. This By-Law shall take effect on the first day of October, 1886. 68
LOAN, $50,000—STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND JAMES BAY BRIDGE.
8. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the "Water Works
Loan By-Law, 1886."
Passed the Municipal Council the 4th day of August, A. D. 1886.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 24th day at August, A. D. 1886.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 25th day of August, A. D.
1886.
[L. S.] JAMES FELL, Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 80 Sept. 1886.)
Loan, $50,OOO—Streets, Sidewalks, and James Bay Bridge.
**IF' ' No.'(135) 26.    "^§       f     &
A By-Law for raising the sum of $50,000 for the Improvement of
Streets and Sidewalks, and the Rebuilding of James Bay
Bridge.
Whereas it is necessary that the condition of the streets should be
improved, the dilapidated sidewalks renewed, and the present unsafe bridge across James Bay replaced by a substantial structure;
And whereas the estimated cost of the said improvements and
works is $50,000, which sum it is proposed to raise by way of loan
upon the credit of the said City as hereinafter mentioned; mjfe
And whereas it will require the sum of $2944.00 to be raised annually by special rate for the payment of the debt intended to be
hereby created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
City, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $5,178,800;
And whereas it will require an annual special rate of l-18th of one
cent in the dollar for paying the interest, and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal, of the said intended debt according to the Municipality Act, 1881;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise, by way
of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who
may be willing to advance the same, upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole LOAN, $50,000—STREETS,  SIDEWALKS,  AND JAMES BAY BRIDGE.
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the sum of $50,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the hands
of the Treasurer of the said City, for the purpose and with the object
hereinbefore recited*
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of
debentures to be made for such sum or sums of money as may be
required, either in currency or sterling money, not less than $500 or
its sterling equivalent each; and all such debentures shall be sealed
with the seal of the said Corporation and signed by the Mayor.
o\ The said debentures shall be made payable in fifty years from
the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect, at the
office of the said Treasurer, City Hall, Victoria,' and shall have
attached to them coupons for the payment of interest ^"
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
centum per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be
payable half-yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the [purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of l-18th of one cent in the dollar shall, in addition to all
other rates, be assessed, raised, levied and collected in each year upon
all ratable property within the said City, during the said term of
fifty years, unless such debentures shall be sooner paid.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corpora$on from time to time to
repurchase any of the said debentures at such price or prices as shall
in each case be mutually agreed; and all debentures so repurchased
shall be forthwith cancelled; and no reissue of debentures or any
debenture shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
7. This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the Municipality Act, 1881, and shall take effect on the 1st day of
October, 1886.
8. This By-law may be cited as the " Street and Bridge Loan By-
Law, 1886."    J| ^ lT,'-   M   ' it-
Passed the Municipal Council the 11th day of August, A. D. 1886.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 24th day of August, A. D. 1886.
Reconsidered ;«nd finally passed the Council the 25th day of August, A. D.
1886.
[ija] JAMES FELL, Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 30 Sept., 1886.)
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INTERPRETATION   OF   BY LAWS
No. (142) 27.
A By-Law respecting the Interpretation of the Municipal By-Laws
of the City of Victoria, and the Enforcing of the same by Fine
or Imprisonment.
.    ty S [Passed 13th April, 1887.] .
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria as follows: |^
SHORT TITLE.
1. This By-Law may be cited as the " Interpretation By-Law."
T^ APPLICATION.
2. This by-law, and every provision thereof, shall extend and apply to every by-law of the said Corporation now in force or hereafter
passed, except so far as the provision is inconsistent with the intent
and object of such by-law, or the interpretation which such provision would give to any word, expression or clause inconsistent with
the context, and except so far as any provision hereof is in any such
by-law declared not applicable thereto; and the omission in any
by-law of a declaration that the "Interpretation By-Law" applies
thereto shall not be construed to prevent its so applying, although
such express declaration is inserted in some other by-law.
COMMENCEMENT OF BY-LAWS.
3. The Clerk of the Municipal Council shall endorse on every bylaw of the city, immediately after the title of such by-law, the day,
month and year when the same passed; and such endorsement shall
be taken to be a part of such by-law, and the date of such passage
shall be the date of the commencement of the by-law if no later commencement is therein provided.
INTERPRETATION.
4. In this and every by-law of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) Reference is made only to the city of Victoria aforesaid, and
the municipal institutions and officers thereof, and acts done within
the limits thereof;
(b) Whenever any matter or thing is expressed in the present
tense, the same shall be applied to the circumstances as they arise;
(c) Words importing the singular number or the masculine gender
only, include more persons, parties or things of the same kind than
one, and females as well as males, and the converse; INTERPRETATION  OP   BY-LAWS.
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(d) The expression "hereby," "herein," or "hereof," relates to the
whole by-law;
(e) The expression "month" means a calendar month;
(f) The expression "now," "next," "heretofore," or "hereafter"
refers to the time when the by-law was passed;
(g) The expression "person" includes any body, corporate or
politic, and the heirs, executors, administrators, or other legal rep-
resentaives of such person, to whom the context cau apply according
to law;
(h) The expression "street" means a place to which the public
have a right to access; ^^
(i) If the time limited for the doing of anything expires or falls upon
Sunday or a statutory holiday, the time so limited shall be extended
to the day next following which is not Sunday or a statutory holiday;
(j) When any act or thing is required to be done by more than
two persons, a majority of them may do it;
(k) Whenever forms are prescribed, slight deviations therefrom,
not affecting the substance or calculated to mislead, shall not vitiate
them;
(I) Whenever power is given to do, or to enforce the doing of any
act or thing, all such powers shall be understood to be also given as
are necessary to do or enforce the doing of such act or thing;
5. The repeal of any by-law or part of a by-law shall not revive
any by-law or part of a by-law thereby repealed, or prevent the effect of any saving clause therein; nor shall such repeal affect any act
done, right acquired or penalty incurred before the repeal takes effect.
6. Whenever any by-law is repealed, wholly or in part, and other
provisions are substituted, such substituted provisions shall not be
construed as a new by-law but as a continuation of the repealed provisions subject to the amendments and new provisions thereby made
and incorporated with them.
PENALTIES.
7. Every person convicted of an infraction of any provision of a bylaw which prescribes no penalty for such infraction shall forfeit and
pay a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.
8. Every penalty for the infraction of a by-law may be imposed
and enforced, with or without costs, upon summary conviction before the Police Magistrate or any two justices of the peace holding
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the City Police Court, in like manner as a penalty for an offence or
act over which the Parliament of Canada has jurisdiction.
9. Whenever a pecuniary penalty is imposed for any infraction of
a by-law, if such penalty, and costs if ordered, be not paid either
immediately or within such period as the convicting magistrate or
justices may appoint, the same may be levied by distress and sale of
the goods and chattels of the offender, or such offender, either without a warrant of distress being issued or after the return of a warrant
of distress unsatisfied, may be imprisoned, with or without hard
labor, for any term not exceeding three months, unless such penalty,
and costs if ordered, and the costs of distress, if any, be sooner paid.
(Gazette, 2 June, 1887.)
Vehicles, Hired—Regulations.
No. (143)28.
A By-Law for Regulating Hacks, Cabs, Express Wagons, and o$her
Vehicles plying for Hire, and for Establishing a Scale of Charges for the Use thereof
[Passed 13th April, 1887.]
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation City of Victoria
as follows:
SHORT   TITLE.
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "Hired Vehicle By-Law."
INTERPRETATION.
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this By-Law.
REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.
3. The owner of every vehicle used, or standing or plying for hire,
for the carriage of passengers or goods shall register, and at all times
keep registered, the same in his own name in the office of the Clerk of
the Municipal Council, and obtain from the said Clerk a metallic,
badge bearing the number under which such vehicle is registered, together with a certificate, in the form A hereto annexed, of such registration, for which certificate the said Clerk shall be authorized to demand and receive, for the use of the Corporation, a fee of one dollar*
and which certificate and registration shall expire on the thirty-first
day of December in the year of such registration; and no owner of
any vehicle shall permit the same to be used, employed, or let for
hire for the carriage of passengers or goods, nor shall any person VEHICLES, HIRED—REGULATIONS.
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drive, or stand or ply for hire with, such vehicle unless it is so registered, and unless the metallic plate bearing the registered number
aforesaid is affixed to some conspicuous part thereof.
DRIVERS.
4. No person shall act as driver of any vehicle plying for hire or
hired as aforesaid without first obtaining from the Council a license
in the Form B hereunto annexed, and a numbered badge, which
license and badge shall be registered by the Clerk of the Council,
and which badge shall be worn by such driver on his arm or some
other conspicuous position; and a fee of one dollar shall be paid for
such license and badge for the use of the Council; and every such
license shall be in force until the same is revoked, except during the
time that the same may be suspended as hereinafter mentioned.
5. No person under the age of eighteen years, or whose licence has
been revoked or is suspended as aforesaid, or who has been convicted of felony, or who is manifestly unfit, shall be entitled to be
licensed as a driver under this By-Law.
G. No person authorized by the owner of any vehicle registered
under this By-Law to act as driver of such vehicle shall suffer any
other person to act as driver thereof without the consent of the owner
thereof; and no person, whether licensed or not, shall act as driver
of any such vehicle without the consent of the owner thereof.
7. No driver or other person having or pretending to have the care
of any vehicle standing or plying for hire or hired as aforesaid shall
be intoxicated, or use any obscene or impertinent language or insulting gesture, or by wanton and furious driving or any other wilful
misconduct injure or endanger any person in life, limb, or property.
8. The Council may, upon the conviction of the driver of any vehicle standing or plying for hire or^ired as aforesaid, for any infraction of this or any other By-Law respecting vehicles plying for hire,
suspend or revoke his license as they deem right.
STANDS.
9. No person shall stand for hire with any vehicle for the carriage
of passengers or goods in any street except on a stand for the time
being designated by the Council for that purpose. All such vehicles
so standing shall be drawn up in single file, at least twenty feet apart
and at least ten feet from any crossing.
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VEHICLES,  HIRED—REGULATIONS.
10. Until otherwise designated, the following, and no other, shall
be the stands referred to in the last preceding section, namely:—
(A) For Passenger Vehicles,—
Centre of Government Street,
^". Centre of Bastion Square,
Centre of Douglas Street,
Wharf Street.
(B) For Goods Vehicles,—
Centre of Yates Street, east of Broad Street,
Centre of Yates Street, west of Government Street,
Centre of Fort Street, west of Government Street,
Wharf Street. W
LIGHTS.
11. The driver or person in charge of every vehicle standing or plying for hire or hired for the carriage of passengers or goods shall, at
all times, between one hour after suuset and one hour before sunrise*
carry a good and sufficient light on each side of such vehiele.
CHARGES. *W
12. J^o, owner of any vehicle for the carriage of passengers or goods
shall permit the same to be used, employed, or let for hire, nor shall
any person stand or ply for hire with such vehicle, without having^
affixedijhereto, in a conspicuous place, a card on which shall be printed, in easily legible type, the name of the owner of the vehicle, and
the number of persons to be carried by it if it b^ a vehicle for the
carriage of passengers, and the scale of charges for the use thereof.
13. The following, and no higher, shall be the scale of charges for
the carriage of passengers and baggage:
[a] Hacks, $1.50 per hour, so long as required.
[6] Driving one or two persons any place within the City Limits,
50 cents.
[c] For every passenger over two, 25 cents each.
fcT] To or from any Steamer or Train, 50 cents per head, not including special orders.
[e] Balls, parties, and theatres, one person to and from, $2.00; two
persons to and from, $2.50; three persons to and from, $3.00; four
persons, to and from, $3.50.
For weddings, to and from, each carriage, $5.00.
For funerals, to and from cemetery, each carriage, $4.00.
[/] Trunks taken from any wharf, train, or house to any point
within the City Limits, 25 cents each.    Trunks taken* on carriages, 25 VEHICLES. HIRED—REGULATIONS.
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cents each; baggage carried in the hand of a person being eonveyed
in a licensed vehicle, free.
HIRING AND  PAYMENT.
14. No driver of, or person standing or plying for hire with, any
such vehicle as aforesaid shall refuse, when required by the hirer
thereof, to carry therein the number of persons mentioned on the card
affixed thereto or any less number, if it be a vehicle for the carriage
of passengers, or refuse or neglect,;without reasonable excuse, to drive
such vehicle to any place, within six miles of the boundary of the
City, to which place he is directed to drive by the person hiring or
wishing to hire such vehicle; and no owner or driver of any such
vehicle, or any other person on his behalf, shall exact or demand from
any hirer thereof more than, the charge allowed by this by-law unless
the hiring has extended to some place beyond the city limits and the
hirer has specially agreed to pay therefor at the rate demanded.
15. No owner or driver of any such vehicle which is hired shall
permit or suffer any person to be carried in or upon or about the same,
during such hire, without the express consent of the hirer thereof.
16. No hirer of any vehicle shall neglect or refuse to pay on demand to the owner or driver thereof the charge allowed by this by-law
or such other charge as has been specially agreed upon between the
hirer and the owner or driver.
PRECAUTIONS  AGAINST INFECTION.
17; The driver of every vehicle plying for hire who carries therein
any passenger whom he knows or has reasonable cause to suspect to
be suffering from cholera, small-pox, or any other disease of a malignant character, dangerous to the public health, shall forthwith notify
the Medical Health Officer or the Sanitary Inspector thereof, and the
Medical Health Officer or Sanitary Inspector shall thereupon order
such disinfection of the vehicle as he shall deem necessary; and
the vehicle shall thenceforth not be used for the carriage of any passenger until the Medical Health Officer or Sanitary Inspector has
given a certificate in writing that the vehicle has been disinfected to
his satisfaction.
PENALTIES.
18. Every person guilty of au infraction of any provision of this
by-law shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, or to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month.
1 Clerk Municipal Council.
* FOBM B.
driver's licence.
Badge No. Victoria, B. C.
This is to certify that
is licensed to drive a vehicle for the carriage of passengers or goods
for hire in the City of Victoria until this license is revoked or suspended in accordance with the " Hired Vehicle By-Law."
■tai Clerk Municipal Council.
Buildings- Erection, Construction, and Removal.
No, (144) 29.
A By-Law to Regulate the Erection and Construction of Buildings,
to Limit the Erection, Alteration, or Enlargement of Wooden
Buildings, and to Regulate the Removal of Buildings.
If [Passed 13th April, 1887.]
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
SHORT  TITLE.
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "Buildings By-Law.'
INTERPRETATION.
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this By-Law. BUILDINGS—ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, AND REMOVAL.
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INSPECTOR OF  BUILDINGS.
3. The Council shall from time to time appoint a competent person
to be Inspector of Buildings, at such salary as the Council may think
fit to provide.
4. The duties of the Inspector of Buildings shall be—
[a] To oversee the erection of all buildings to be built, enlarged,
altered, or re-erected; and
[6] To enforce the provisions of this By-Law.
5. Until otherwise ordered by the Council, the City Surveyor shall
perform the duties of the Inspector of Buildings.
REGULATIONS DURING ERECTION.
6. In all cases of erecting any building on the line of any street
or public road, or within seven feet thereof, the builder shall erect a
board fence six feet high to enclose one-half the sidewalk allowance
in front of such building, and lay a planked pathway, at least four
feet wide, outside of such fence, for the convenience and security of
the public; or he may, instead of such fence and pathway, plank over
the whole of the scaffold at the height of the first floor above the
ground floor, and enclose such scaffold at the same height at least
eighteen inches all round above the level of the said planked floor,
the sidewalk being left free for public use.
7. No person shall place any lumber, stone, or other building material, or any chips, shavings, or rubbish on any sidewalk, except
within the aforesaid fence; and when buildings are being erected on
any street no person shall occupy more than one-third of the roadway
with any such building material; and no person shall place any such
stone, lumber, or building material so as to obstruct the free passage
of water in the drains, gutters, or watercourses; and no person shall
permit or suffer any such building material to remain on the street
any longer than is necessary for the erection of the building for which
such material is designed; and on the completion of any building the
builder or owner thereof shall, within three days thereafter, entirely
remove all materials from the street and cause the street to be cleaned
from all such building material and left in good repair.
STRUCTURE.
-8. The wall of every building abutting upon any street, road, or
public place, shall be parallel with the frontage of such street, road,
or public place on which it abuts. 78
BUILDINGS—ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION.  AND  REMOVAL.
9. No building, veranda, balcony, or portion of any building shall
project or encroach on or over any str$et, road, or public place, or the
sidewalk or sidewalk allowance thereof, except in the case of second
story bay windows or balconies, which may so project over provided
such projection be not over 3 feet 6 inches and be at least 15 feet
above the level of such street, road or public place or the sidewalk or
sidewalk allowance thereof, and be supported by iron brackets to the
satisfaction of the said Buildings Inspector. (As amended, No. (173)
49.)
10. The external walls and party walls of every brick or stone building shall be in accordance with the following specifications:
One story buildings.—Outside walls and party walls shall not be
less than one brick or 8^ inches thick; and such walls shall not be
more than 14 feet in height or more than 50 feet in length unless
strengthened by cross partitions or other means approved by the Inspector of Buildings. Walls one brick and a half, or 124inches, thick
shall not exceed 16 feet in height nor 70 feet in length unless strengthened by cross partitions or other means approved by the Inspector
of Buildings.
Two story buildings.—Outside walls and party walls of ground
floor shall be not less than one brick and a half, or 12^ inches, thick,
and shall not exceed 16 feet in height nor 70 feet in length unlesis
strengthened by cross partitions or other means approved by the Inspector of Buildings. Outside walls and party walls of first floor shall
be not less than one brick of 8J inches thick, nor mqr,e than 14 feet
in height nor 50 feet in length unless strengthened as aforesaid.
Three story buildings.—Outside walls and party walls of ground
floor shall not be less than two bricks or 17J inches thick, nor
more than 17 feet in height nor 100 feet in length unless strengthened as aforesaid. Outside walls and party walls of first floor
snail not be less than one brick and a half or 12^ inches thick, nor
more than 14 feet in height nor 50 feet in length unless strengthened
as aforesaid. Outside walls and party walls of second floor shall not
be less than one brick or 8^ inches thick, nor more than 12 feet in
height nor 50 feet in length unless strengthened as aforesaid.
All brick or stone buildings.—For every additional 20 feet in
length or two feet in height, or any fraction thereof respectively, added to any of the above measurements, one-half brfek or 4J inches
in thickness shall be added to the thickness of walls of each story. And the brick or stone work of every such building shall be carried
to such height as may be requisite to effectually protect the roof of
the building from any adjoining building, to the satisfaction of the
Inspector of Buildings. Basement walls shall not be less than 4^ inches thicker than the walls under which they are built, and shajjl be
of either stone or brick. Foundations to buildings not having basements shall be not less than 18 inches in the solid ground, and not
less than 4J inches thicker than the walls under which they are built
and shall be of brick or stone. Roof coverings shall be of slate, tin,
iron, or other incombustible materials.
11. All party walls shall be between building and building, except
where each building has independent walls. Party walls not being
of sufficient thdcknesfe shall be taken down when an adjoining building requires to be rebuilt. Ends of timbers lying through old party
walls shall be cut off when new buildings are erected against them.
External walls shall not become party walls unless they have been
constructed of brick or stone and in accordance with the provisions
of the last preceding section of this by-law. The brick work of all
party walls and external walls shall be properly bonded or} anchored
in every case.
12^ No timber shall be laid into any party arch except for bond,
nor into any party wall other than such templets, chains, and bond
timbers as may be necessary, or the ends of gifcders, beams, binding
or trimming joists, or other principal timbers, all of which timbers
shall have at least four inches and a half of solid brick work between
the ends and sides thereof and the timber of any adjoining building;
and the ends of every girder, beam, binding or trimming joists, or
other principal timber, may be laid* beyond the centre of any partys
wall, provided there be left four inches and a half of soBd brick or
stone work at the end of every such piece of timber except where any
part of the ends of such timber shall lie opposite to and level with
any part of the ends of any timber of an adjoining building, in which
case no part of such timber shall approach nearer than two inches to
the centre of the party wall.
13. Breast-summers shall in all eases be carried on ferick or stone
walls or piers, or on easMron columns seated on stone, and shall in
no case be carried on story posts or other timber supports; ana when
the ends of any breast-summer approach the centre line of any party
wall nearer than four inches and a half such ends shall be* ^encased
and entirely surrounded in cast-iron shoes. |p SB339&9B
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BUILDINGS—ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION. AND  REMOVAL.
14 All chimneys back to back in party walls shall be in the chimney back at least one brick or 8J inches in thickness, to the height of
at least twelve inches above the mantel. Chimney backs in party
walls not being back to back with any other chimney shall|)e at least
8J inches clear from the party line. All flues built in any wall shall
be surrounded by brick-work not less than seven inches in thickness.
15. All chimney stacks shall be carried to a height of four feet at
least above the ridge or deck of any roof carried by, connected with,
or abutting upon the wall to which such chimney stack is attached;
except where the ridge or deck is more than six feet in height above
the base of the chimney, in which case the height of the chimney
shall be determined by the Inspector of Buildings. Where a chimney
stack is used to carry away smoke or noxious vapours from a manufactory, the stack shall be carried to such a height a's. to effectually
clear the surrounding buildings to the satisfaction of the Inspector of
Buildings. All chimney stacks shall be built of stone, brick, or iron
only, and in the most substantial manner.
16. All chimney hearths shall be laid wholly on brick or stone in
cement, unless they be in a cellar or basement story and bedded in
solid earth; and every chimney shall have a slab or foot-piece of
stone, brick, marble, iron, or cement, at least sixteen inches broad,
and extending at least six inches beyond each end of the opening,
before every fire-place opening.
17. No timber shall be laid within two feet of the inside of any
oven, copper, still, boiler, or furnace, nor within nine inches of the
opening of any chimney, nor within seven inches of the inside of any
metal flue, nor within four inches and a half of the inside of any
brick flue, unless the wood is effectually protected to the satisfaction
of the Inspector of Buildings.
18. No pipe or funnel for conveying steam or hot air shall be fixed
next any street or public place, or on the front of any building.
19. All doors in theatres, music halls, hotels, churches, and other
buildings used for the assembly of large bodies of persons, shall be
constructed to open outwards ; and ample provision shall be made
for the rapid emptying of such buildings.
FIRE LIMITS.
20. All that portion of the city which is within the line next hereinafter described shall be known as the Fire Limits, namely: Com- BUILDINGS—ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, AND  REMOVAL.
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mencing at the north-west corner of Lot 127 (one hundred and
twenty-seven), thence running eastwardly along the northern.boundary of that lot and continuing in a straight line to the centre of Store
Street, thence northerly along Store Street to a point opposite the
centre of Fisguard Street, thence eastwardly across Store Street in
a straight line to and along the centre of Fisguard Street to the centre of Douglas Street, thence southerly along the centre of Douglas
Street to a point opposite the centre of Courtenay Street, thence in a
straight line to and along the centre of Courtenay Street and
to the centre of Wharf Street, thence in a straight line to the
north-east corner of Lot 8 (eight), thence along the northern boundary
of that lot to the shore of Victoria Harbor, and thence along the shore
line of Victoria Harbor to the point of commencement.
21. No building other than with main wall of brick, iron, or stone,
and roofing of incombustible material, shall be erected or placed
within the Fire Limits. KlSi
22. No addition to, or alteration of, any wooden building within
the Fire Limits shall be made when such additions or alterations
shall materially increase the danger by fire or add to the permanency
of said building.  (As amended, Nos. (173) 49 and (188) 64.)
23. The two last preceding sections of this by-law shall not apply to any shed within the curtilage of another building and used exclusively for the storage of fuel for consumption in such other building, such shed not exceeding ten feet by twelve in length or breadth,
nor ten feet in height, nor to any water closet or earth closet; nor
shall they apply to any shed erected wholly on or over the wooden
piles of any wharf on the shore of Victoria Harbor; but no shed
shall be erected on or over any wharf within the Fire Limits other
than with roofing of incombustible material.
REMOVAL.
24. No person shall remove, or cause or permit to be removed, any
building into, along, or across any street or public place without
having first obtained permission, in writing, for that purpose from
the Street Committee.
25. Every application for permission to remove any building shall
be in writing, shall describe the building and its location and the
place to which it is to be removed, and shall state the streets required
to be used and the number of days for such removal; and it shall be
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accompanied by a valuation, to be obtained for this purpose from
the City Surveyor, of the building to be removed, and by a fee of
ten dollars for the use of the Corporation.
26. No permission shall be given to remove any building into,
along, or across any street or public place unless such building shall
appear, by the valuation of the City Surveyor accompanying
the application as aforesaid, to be worth at least seven hundred and
fifty dollars.  (As amendd, No. (159) 39.)
27. Every permission to remove a building shall state the route
by which, and the number of days within which, such removal is to
be effected.
28. Every person who has obtained permission as aforesaid to remove any building shall forthwith remove the same in accordance
with such permission and not further or otherwise, and shall, during
such removal, place and keep a beacon light on the front and another on the back of the building under removal from sunset to sunrise.
29. In case any person remove any building into any street or public place without having obtained such permission therefor as
aforesaid, or into any street or public place not named in such permission, or leave any building in any street or public place longer
than the time limited by such permission, it shall be lawful for the
Mayor or the Street Committee to cause such building to be pulled
down or removed; and all costs and expenses attending such pulling
down or removal shall be repaid by the owuer of such building to
the Corporation, and shall be recoverable, with costs, in like manner
as any penalty for the infraction of a by-law.
DANGEROUS AND IRREGULAR BUILDINGS.
30. Whenever any building shall be so much decayed or, from any
cause injured, as to be, in the opinion of the Inspector of Buildings
and the Council, a dangerous nuisance, or whenever any wooden
building heretofore erected and still standing within the fire limits
herein described, or any building, veranda, or portion of a building
heretofore erected or constructed, or hereafter to be erected or constructed, otherwise than in accordance with the regulations of this
by-law, shall, in the opinion of the Inspector of Buildings and the
Council, have become decayed or injured to the extent of one-half
or more of its original value or cost, it shall be the duty of the In- BUILDINGS—ERECTION,  CONSTRUCTION, AND  REMOVAL.
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spector of Buildings, under the direction of the Council, to notify
in writing the owner, agent, occupier, or other person having chaige
of such building, veranda, or portion of a building, to remove or
pull down the same forthwith; and the person so notified shall cause
the same to be removed or pulled down within ten days after such
notification; and in case any person so notified fail to comply with
the terms of such notification within ten days thereafter, it shall be
lawful for the Council to authorize by resolution any officer therein
named to remove or pull down the building, veranda, or portion of
a building in question.
31. Whenever any building in course of erection, enlargement
alteration, or repair, shall be deemed unsafe by the Inspector of
Buildings, the owner, contractor, agent, or person having charge
thereof shall be notified at once to make the same safe and secure;
and every person so notified shall forthwith make such building safe
and secure according to the terms of the notification.
ENFORCING  REGULATIONS.
32. It shall be lawful for the Council to authorize by resolution
any officer therein named to pull down or remove any building which
shall have been constructed or placed in contravention of this by_
law; and all costs and expenses reasonably incurred in such pulling
down or removal shall be repaid by the owner of such building to
the Corporation, and shall be recoverable, with costs, in like manner
as any penalty for the infraction of a by-law.
33. Every person convicted of an infraction of any of the provisions of this by-law shall forfeit and pay therefor a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.^ (But see No. (173) 49, s. 4.)
REPEAL.
34. " The By-Law for prohibiting the Erection of Wooden Buildings, 187y," (No. 52), the "By-Law to amend the By-Law for the protection of the City against Fire " (No. 59) the " By-Law to repeal the
By-Law for Prohibiting the Erection of Wooden Buildings Amendment By-Law, 1882" (No. 95), sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,19, 20,21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, and 33 of the "Victoria Building
By-Law, 1883" (No. 98), "The By-Law for prohibiting the erection of Wooden Buildings, 1879, Amendment By-Law, 1883" (No.
103), "The Buildings Bemoval By-Law, 1884" (No. 105), the "Fire
Limits and Wooden Building By-Law, 1885," (No. 116), except
section6, the "Building Removal Amendment By-Law, 1885" (No. 84
POUND—DOGS ANIMALS AT LARGE.
117), section 1 of the By-Law entitled " A By-Law to amend the Consolidated Sidewalk and Awning By-Law, 1881" (No. 138), and so
much of every other by-law as is inconsistent with this by-law or
makes any provision for any matter herein provided for, are hereby
repealed; and this by-law is substituted for them.
(Gazette, 14 July, 1887.)
Pound—Dogs—Animals at Large.
No. (145) 30. ■#■•
A By-Law  to establish and regulate a City Pound, to  authorise
the Killing of Dogs in certain casesj and to prevent Animals
:M      running at large.
m [Passed 2nd May, 1887.]
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
SHORT  TITLE.
1. This by-law may be cited as the " Pound By-Law."
INTERPRETATION.
2. The " Interpretation By-Law" applies to this by-law.
pound. ^4:-
3. A City Pound shall be established and maintained by the Council at such place as they determine by resolution from time to time.
4. The Council shall from time to time appoint a competent person to be Pound-Keeper, at such salary or remuneration as is fixed
by by-laws; and such Pound-Keeper may appoint in writing one or
more deputy or deputies subject to the approval of the Council.
prohibition.
5. No person shall suffer his horse, ass, mule, cow, cattle, goat,
sheep, swine, goose, or dog (except a dog registered, as hereinafter
mentioned), to fun at large within the limits of the City.
IMPOUNDING.
6. It shall be the duty of the Pound-Keeper or his deputy to
impound all animals running at large within the limits of the City
(except dogs registered as hereinafter mentioned); and for so doing
he shall demand and receive from the respective owners of the animals so impounded the sum of $2 for each horse, ass, mule, cow, or
other cattle, and the sum of 50 cents'for each other animal. POUND—DOGS ANIMALS  AT  LARGE.
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7. The Pound-Keeper shall daily furnish all animals impounded
in the city pound with good and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and
for so doing shall demand and receive from the respective owners of
such animals, for the use of the corporation, the following allowance
over and above the fees for impounding, namely:
For every horse, ass, mule, cow or other cattle, 50 cents per day.
For every other animal, 25 cents per day.
8. Every animal so impounded shall be forthwith advertised by the
Pound-Keeper by a notice in writing containing a reasonable description of the animal and a statement of the day and hour of impounding, and posted in a conspicuous place on the pound gate and at the
City Hall for at least three days.
9. A book shall be kept in the Clerk's office at the City Hall, in which
book the Pound-Keeper or his deputy shall forthwith enter a full record of every animal impounded by him, stating therein the date of
impounding, a description of the animal, the place where it was found,
the date when and person by whom it is redeemed, and the fees
charged thereon.
REDEMPTION.
10. Upon payment to the Pound-Keeper or his deputy, or the Clerk
of the Council, of all fees and expenses lawfully chargeable in respect
of any animal which has been impounded as aforesaid, the person to
whom such payment is made shall deliver to the person making such
payment an order in writing for the release of the animal, stating in
such order the fees and expenses so paid; and upon presentment to
the person in charge of the City Pound of such order on the day of
the date thereof, countersigned by the person to whom it was issued,
the animal shall be released, and the order shall be filed as a voucher
in the office of the Clerk of the Council.
11. Every owner or person entitled to the possession of an animal
which has been impounded as aforesaid shall forthwith, upon being
notified or becoming aware of such impounding, redeem the animal in
accordance with the last preceding section hereof.
12. All fees and expenses received in respect of the impounding of
animals under this by-law shall forthwith be paid over by the officer
receiving the same to the City Treasurer, and shall form part of the
municipal revenue.
SALE.
13. If any animal is not redeemed within fourteen days after the
impounding and advertising thereof as aforesaid, it shall be lawful
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for the Pound-Keeper to cause the same to be sold by public auction,
and the proceeds of such sale shall be applied, in the first place, in
payment of the expenses incurred on or in relation to such sale and,
in the next place, in payment of the fees and expenses lawfully chargeable in respect of the impounding and keeping of the animal; and the
surplus (if any) shall be paid to the City Treasurer, to be by him
paid to the owner of the animal when s-uch owner is ascertained.
DOGS.
14. If any dog impounded as aforesaid is not redeemed within
seven days after such impounding, it thall be lawful for the Pound-
Keeper or his deputy to kill it.
15. Every person who pays the annual tax or sum of $2 for a dog,
as mentioned in the Bevenue By-Law, shall thereupon be entitled to
have such dog registered, numbered, and described in a book to be
kept for this purpose at the office of the Clerk of the Council, and to
receive a metal badge or tag stamped with the year for wdiich the tax
is paid and the number of the registration, and shall cause the dog to
wear the badge at all times during that year.
16. It shall be lawful for the Pound-Keeper or his deputy to impound any dog found running at large in the City and not wearing a
metal badge or tag in accordance with the last preceding section of
this by-law.
17. No person shall keep or harbor any dog which habitually disturbs the quiet of any person, or which endangers the safety of any
person by biting or otherwise.
PENALTY.
18. Every person convicted of an infraction of any provision of this
by-law shall forfeit and pay therefor a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars.
REPEAL.
19. "The Victoria City Pound By-Law, 1878," No. 41, the "Pound
By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1880," No. 60, the " By-Law to further
amend the Pound By-Law, 1878," No. 64, sections 9 and 17 of the
"Victoria Kevenue By-Law, 1881," No. 77, and the "Pound Amendment By-Law, 1881," No. 81, and so much of every other by-law as is
inconsistent with this by-law or makes any provision for any matter
herein provided for, are hereby repealed, and this by-law is substituted for them.
{Gazette, 14 July, 1887.) STREETS  AXD   SIDEWALKS—TRAFFIC—REGULATION.
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No. (146) 31.
.4 By-Law to regulate Streets ani Sidewalks and th°. Traffic
thereon.
if" [Passed 2nd May, 1887.]
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
SHORT TITLE.
1. This by-law may be cited as the " Street By-Law."
INTERPRETATION.
2. The " Interpretation By-Law " applies to this by-law.
SIDEWALKS, AWNINGS,  ETC.
3. The Council may grade and construct public sidewalks or footpaths whenever and wherever they may deem it necessary or expedient.
4. All public footpaths and sidewalks shall be graded, constructed,
maintained, and repaired by the Council at the expense of the Corporation, except as hereinafter mentioned.
5. All public footpaths and sidewalks shall be made of wood, stone,
tiles, brick, or such other materials as the Council may from time to
time by resolution order, and shall be of one uniform gradient, width,
and material throughout the entire length of the block abutting on
any street, and shall have a fall of one-fourth of an inch to the foot
at least towards the street.
6. Every wooden sidewalk shall, unless the Council by resolution
order otherwise, be constructed according to the specification next
following, namely: \\ inch* plank, 10 inches wide and uniformly sawn,
with bearings 4x4 inches, cross bearings where required, and cedar
posts placed on sills 12x12x3 inches; if the sidewalk is not more than
six feet wide it shall have three bearers; if it is more than six feet
but not more than eight feet wide it shall have four bearers; and if it
is more than eight feet but not more than ten feet wide it shall have
five bearers; and so on in proportion for any greater width; and all
such bearers; shall be properly braced with 4xlJ inch scantling; all
planking shall be nailed with 4§ inch nails, two nails to each bearing,
and all nails driven in one-fourth of an inch below the surface of the
plank; and all posts, sills, and braces shall be properly nailed.
7. Where any portion of a wooden sidewalk may be required to be
crossed by any vehicle or beast for gaining access to any premises,
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the crossing shall be constructed with planks not less than three
inches thick laid longitudinally, and shall be constructed and maintained at the expense of the owner of the premises, such expense being payable and paid in advance to the City Treasurer.
8. The Council may, whenever and wherever they may deem it necessary or expedient, construct and maintain such a fence or railing-
the side or sides of any footpath or sidewalk as they shall by resolution order. "A0
9. The Council may, whenever they deem it expedient, alter any
sidewalk or footpath; but all such alterations shall be in accordance
with this by-law.
10. No person shall erect or cause to be erected any veranda upon
or over any public sidewalk or sidewalk allowance.
11. No person shall erect or cause to be erected any post or structure in or upon any street or public sidewalk, footpath, or sidewalk
allowance without the permission, by resolution, of the Council.
12. Every awning, sign, or shade, and every bracket supporting
the same, across or over any sidewalk, shall be at least nine feet clear
above the level of the sidewalk.
13. Every area extending under any street or public sidewalk must
be covered over with iron or strong wooden gratings, the space between the bars not exceeding one inch; but no such area shall be permitted without the consent by resolution of the Council; and such
consent may be revoked at pleasure, if the covering be not kept in
proper repair. |^ |||
14. No gate or door abutting on a street or public sidewalk shall
open outwardly over such street or sidewalk.
15. No steps or boot-scrapers shall be placed on any street or public
sidewalk.
OBSTRUCTIONS.
16. No person shall break, tear up, or remove any planking, pavement, sidewalk, curbing, macadamizing, or other road surface, or make
any excavation in or under any street or public sidewalk, or deposit
any building material thereon for the purpose of building or otherwise, without having first obtained permission in writing from the
Council or the Street Committee to do so; and in case any such permission be granted, the work so permitted shall be done only under STREETS   AND   SIDEWALKS—TRAFFIC—REGULATION.
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the direction of the City Surveyor, and the person to whom such
permission is granted shall forthwith complete the work and replace,
relay and make good whatever he may have brokeD, torn up, removed,
or excavated under such permission.
17. The person obtaining such permission as last aforesaid shall,
during the continuance of the work or obstruction in question, keep
and maintain all such fences, lights, and watchmen, and take such
further precautions, as may be necessary to prevent accident to persons
or property, or as may be required by the Street Committee or the
City Surveyor, and shall be responsible for all accidents that may
occur to any person or property by reason of such work or obstruction.
18. No person shall place, or cause or allow to be placed, any goods,
wares, merchandise, or other article, upon or over any street or public
sidewalk; but this provision shall not interfere with the reasonable
and expeditious use of a portion of a street or sidewalk for the taking
in or delivery of merchandise or other goods.
19. No person shall saw or split cord wood or firewood upon any
street or public sidewalk; and no person shall stand on any sidewalk
with his saw-horse or saw so as to obstruct passengers.
20. No person being the owner or purchaser of any cordwood,
firewood, or coal which has been deposited upon any street shall permit it to remain on such street longer than three hours.
DIRT,  SNOW,  ETC.
21. Every occupier, and in case there is no occupier every owner,
lessee, or agent for the absent owner, of any building or land abutting on a street, and every person having charge or care of any churchy
chapel, school, or pubUp building abutting on a street shall water
and cleanly sweep and keep free from dirt, dust, snow, ice, or other
incumbrance, the pavement or sidewalk and the gutter or watercourse in front of such building or land before ten o'clock in the
morning of each day except Sunday; and in case any snow or ice
shall be so frozen that it cannot be removed without injury to the
sidewalk or pavement, he shall strew the same with ashes, sand, or
other suitable substance.
HORSES   AND  VEHICLES.
22. Every person riding or driving along any street shall keep to
his left-hand side, except when passing another horse or vehicle
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23. No person shall ride or drive any horse in any street at a gallop
or at a pace exceeding six miles an hour, or, on any bridge, faster than
a walk.
24. No person shall ride, drive, lead or back any horse or vehicle,
or any wheelbarrow or other hand carriage (except hand carriages for
children), against, over or along any public footpath or sidewalk, unless crossing it at a proper crossing to enter or leave any premises.
25. No rider, driver or owner of any horse shall permit it to run at
large in any street, or leave it standing unattended in any street without being securely fastened to a post or to a block of metal at least
thirty-five pounds in weight.
FIREARMS,   FIREWORKS,   ETC. gjjfc.
26. No person shall wantonly fire, light, or setoff any cannon, gun,
pistol, fireworks or explosive substance.
27. No person shall use any bow and arrow, catapult or slingshot,
or throw any stone, snowball or other missile.
DEFACEMENT.
28. No person shall wilfully cut, hack, carve, break, daub with
paint, or in any other way injure, deface, or disfigure auy public or
private building, wall, fence, railing, sign, monument, post, bridge or
other property.
ENFORCING REGULATIONS.
29. Every person convicted of an infraction of any provision of
this by-law shall forfeit aDd pay therefor a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars.
30. It shall be the duty of every Police Officer of the City to prosecute every person whom he knows or has just cause to suspect to
have broken any provision of this by-law.
31. It shall be lawful for any Officer of the Corporation, under the
direction of the Street Committee, to pull down and remove any post,
veranda or other structure in or upon any street or public sidewalk,
footpath or sidewalk allowance; but no such veranda which has been
heretofore lawfully erected shall be so removed until twelve months'
notice in writing has been given to the owner or occupier, or the ajgent
for the absent owner, of the building to which the veranda is attached,
to remove it; and no such post or other structure (not being a veranda) which has been at any time erected in accordance withHhe by- FIRES—-SUPPRESSION   AND  PREVENTION.
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laws for the time being in force shall be so removed until one month's
notice in writing has been given to the person claiming the ownership or use thereof (if known as such to the Council) to remove tha
same.
REPEAL.
32. "The Victoria Street By-Law, 1873," (No. 9), "The Consolidated Sidewalk and Awning By-Law, 1881" (No. 85), the by-law to
amend the last mentioned by-law (No 138), and so much of every
other by-law as is inconsistent with this by-law or makes any provision for any matter herein provided for, are hereby repealed; and
this by-law is substitutea for them.
(dazette, 14 July, 1887.)
Fires—Suppression and Prevention.
Jy£'       No. (147) 32.   'f]||.
A By-Law for the Prevention and Suppression of Fires.
|i [Passed 2nd May, i887.]
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
SHORT   TITLE.
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "Eire Prevention By-Law."
INTERPRETATION.
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this by-law.
FIRE   WARDENS.
3. The council shall, at its first meeting after each annual municipal election, or as soon thereafter as conveniently may be, and from
time to time as a vacancy occurs, appoint one of the alderman for
each ward to be the Eire Warden for that ward; and every sucti Eire
Warden shall hold office untilhis successor is appointed.
4. The Council shall, at the expense of the Corporation, provide
for the Fire Warden of each ward, a speaking trumpet, painted white
and having thereon in red letters the words "Fire Warden" and the
number of the ward; and each Fire Warden shall, on retiring from
office, hand over the speaking trumpet to his successor.
5. It shall be the duty of each Fire Warden to attend at all fires
within his ward; and he shall have chief command thereat in all things
pertaining to the preservation of goods and other property in danger,
and shall have power to arrange, place, remove, or direct any person
at any such fire in such manner as he shall deem necessary or expedient to assist the Fire Department in the discharge of their duties.
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6. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and of every alderman to attend every fire in the City, to assist the Fire Warden if present, and
to take his place if absent.
7. In the absence of the Fire Warden from any fire in his ward,
the Mayor, or the alderman for any ward who shall first arrive at
such fire, shall discharge the duties, and have and exercise the powers,
of such abseut Fire Warden until his arrival.
8. It shall be lawful for the Fire Warden, or the Mayor or alderman acting as Fire Warden at any fire, with the concurrence of the
Chief, or in his abence the Assistant, Engineer of the Fire Department, to cause to be pulled down or demolished any adjacent houses,
or other erections which they shall think necessary to be pulled down
or demolished to prevent the spreading of fire.
9. All persons at or near any fire, and not being members of the
Fire Department, shall assist in extinguishing such fire, and in removing furniture, goods and merchandise from any building on fire
or in danger thereof, and in guarding and securing the same, and in
pulling down or demolishing any house or other erection, as may be
required by the Fire Warden, or the l^Eayor or alderman acting as
Fire Warden, at such fire.
10. No person shall in any way impede Or hinder any Fire Warden,
Fireman or other person who shall be assisting in extinguishing a
fire or performing any duty in connection therewith.
FIRE DEPARTMENT  APPARATUS.
11. No person shall move, use or otherwise interfere with any fire
engine, hose, ladder or other apparatus of the Corporation, used or
provided for extinguishing fires, without the consent of the Mayor,
the City Engineer, or the Chief or Assistant Engineer of the Fire
Department, except that in case of a fire any person may, for the purpose of extinguishing such fire or saving life or property, move and
use any fire ladder provided and kept in a public place for that purpose.
12. No person shall use or otherwise interfere with any telephone
fire alarm of the Corporation, except in the case of a fire and subject
to the rules and regulations made by the Council for the use thereof.
FALSE  ALARMS.
13. No person shall, without reasonable cause, make or circulate or
cause to be made or circulated any false alarm of fire, by outcry,
telephone, ringing of bells, or otherwise. FIRES-5—SUPPRESSION  AND   PREVENTION.
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BONFIRES.
14. No person shall make, or assist in making, any bonfire in any
street, road, or public thoroughfare at any time; and no person shall
have any fire burning out of doors in any place after sunset without
previously warning the Chief or Assistant Engineer of the Fire Department thereof.
STOVES, FIRE-PLACES, ETC.
15. No funnel,. pipe, or flue for conveying fire, smoke or hot air
shall be fixe^l nearer than twelve inches to the face of any timber;
and no such funnel, pipe or flue shall pass through any timber framing or partition of wood or lath and plaster, or through any wooden
floor, unless it is encircled by a rim of solid stone, brick, or metal not
less than three inches wide and equal in thickness to the full finished
thickness of the framing through which it passes.
16. No person shall set or place any stove, furnace, range or vessel in which fire may be kept, in such a manner that the back thereof
be less than sixteen inches from any woodwork; and all iron stoves,
furnaces and vessels in which fire may be kept, not built into a brick
chimney, shall stand upon stone, brick, zinc or other incombustible
material, which shall project at least one foot from the front or door
of the same.
17. Every occupant of any building shall keep all pipeholes in any
chimney in such building, while such pipeholes are not in use, closed
by a proper stopper of metal or other incombustible material.
18. No occupant of any building shall permit any chimney, stove-
pi pe or flue therein to becom^anclean or take fire.
19. No person shall place or keep, or permit or suffer to be placed
or kept, any ashes removed from any stove, furnace, range or fireplace, in any wooden vessel, or within three feet of any wooden partition in his house, outhouse or shed, or place or permit or suffer to
be placed any hay, straw, or other combustible material uncovered in
his courtyard or lot of ground within one hundred feet of any building.
INFLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES.
20. No person shall keep any larger quantity than eighty gallons of
coal oil or other oil of a similarly combustible character in wooden
casks, or three hundred gallons in tin, iron, stone or earthenware, or
twenty gallons of crude oil, burning fluid, naphtha, benzole, benzine,
or other similarly combustible fluid in any wooden building; and no i
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person shall keep any larger quantity than one hundred and fifty
gallons of coal oil or other oi I of a similarly combustible character in
in wooden casks, or seven hundred and fifty gallons in tin, iron,
stone, or earthenware, or eighty gallons of crude oil, burning fluid,
naphtha, benzole, benzine, or other similarly combustible fluid, in
any brick building, unless the same shall be kept in a cellar properly
ventilated and without a floor, or with a floor of brick, stone, cement,
or other incombustible materials, in which case three hundred gallons of coal oil or other oil of a similarly combustible character in
wooden casks, or one thousand gallons in tin, iron, stone or earth ware,
may be so kept; and no person shall permit or suffer any of the fluids
mentioned in this section to flow into any municipal drain or sewer.
21. Notwithstanding anything in the last preceding section contained, when fire-proof buildings, so constructed as to insure at all times
a thorough ventilation thereof and used exclusively for the purpose
of keeping or storing coal oil, burning fluid, crude oil, naphtha, benzole, benzine, or other similarly combustible materials, are isolated or
detached at least two hundred feet from all other buildings, then any
of the said fluids may be kept and stored therein without limit as to
quantity, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained.
22. No person shall take, light or use in any such storage building
as is mentioned in the last preceding section, any fire, either for heat,
light or any other purpose.
23. No person shall at any time keep or store any fluid mentioned
in the twenty-first section of this By-Law, in the unlimited quantity
therein authorised or mentioned, unless he has obtained from the Inspector of Buildings, within one year then last, a certificate to the
effect that the building in which such fluid is stored or kept is in all
respects of the character and description mentioned in that section;
and for every such certificate the person obtaining the same shall pay
to the Inspector of Buildings, for the use of the Corporation, a fee of
one dollar.
24 No person shall, at one time, convey on any vehicle more than
two hundred and fifty gallons of any of the combustible fluids herein
mentioned or referred to.
25. No person shall keep in store or for sale or use in any building
within the Fire Limits more than the quantity of hay or straw following, namely:
For every livery or back stable, 15 tons. FIRES SUPPRESSION   AND   PREVENTION.
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For storage or sale, 15 tons.
For private consumption, two"tons.
26. No person shall, in any building where hay, straw, shavings,
or other combustible materials may be, smoke or have in his possession any lighted pipe, cigar or cigarette, or carry or keep, or suffer to
be carried or kept, any lighted lamp, candle, or taper not being enclosed in a lantern or shade so as to prevent accident from fire therefrom.
y& MANUFACTORIES, ETC.
27. No person shall set up, work or use any steam engine or steam
boiler, or establish, set up, carry on or continue, any tannery,
f ellmongery or place for boiling soap, making or running candles, or
for melting tallow, or any manufactory of varnish or fireworks, or any
other manufactory which from its nature or the materials used therein is dangerous in causing or promoting fire, unless and until he has
obtained from the Inspector of Buildings a certificate of compliance
with the general regulations prescribed by by-law in that behalf,
which certificate shall expire on the thirty-first day of December in
each year and be renewed annually; and for every such certificate the
person obtaining the same shall pay to the Inspector of Buildings?
for the use of the Corporation, a fee of one dollar.
ENFORCING REGULATIONS.
28. It shall be lawful for any municipal officer acting under the
directions of the Fire Wardens to enter, at all reasonable times, upon
any property which is, or is reasonably supposed to be, subject to the
regulations of this by-law, in order to ascertain whether such regulations are obeyed; and no person shall obstruct any such officer in the
discharge of his duty.
29. Whenever it appears to the Fire Wardens that any regulation
of this by-law is being disobeyed or neglected, or that anything dangerous in causing or promoting fire exists or is carried on, it shall be
lawful for them to order all such acts and things to be done or discontinued as shall appear necessary to comply with the regulations of
this by-law or remove the danger; and in case.any owner, lessee,
agent, tenant, or occupier of the premises in question shall neglect
or fail to do or discontinue any such act or thing within twenty-four
hours after such order has been served upon him or left on the premises in question, it shall be lawful for the Fire Wardens to authorize any municipal officer to carry the same into effect; and every
such neglect or failure shall constitute an infraction of this by-law. 96
WATER   COMMISSI >NER—APPOINTMENT,-  DUTIES   AND   SALARY.
30. Every person convicted of an infraction of any of the provisions of this by-law shall forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars.
REPEAL.
31. The by-law "For the Protection of the City against Fire," No.
1, the b*y-law " Defining the Duties of Fire Wardens and regulating
the conduct of the inhabitants at fires," No. 2, "A By-law for the Protection of Fire La'Mers within the City of Victoria," No. 73; the "Fire
Alarm By-Law, 1882," No. 87, the "Petroleum By-Law, 1882," No. 92;
sections 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 29 of the "Victoria
Building By-Law, 1883," No. 98, and section 6 of the "Fire Limits
and Wooden Buildings By-Law, 1885," No. 116, and so much of every
other by-law as is inconsistent with this by-law or makes any provision for any matter herein provided for, are hereby repealed; and
this by-law is substituted for them.
(Gazette, 14 July, 1887.)
Water Commissioner,—Appointment, Dutiesr and Salary.
No. (150) 33.     *      •    "'#7
•A By-Law to Authorize the Appointment and Provide for the Payment of a Waterworks Commissioner.
[Passed 31st August, 1887.]
Whereas, under the Corporation of Victoria Water Works Act,
1873, it is the duty of the Water Commissioner to examine, consider
and decide upon all matters relative t3 supplying the said City, by
the means contemplated by that Act, with a sufficient quantity of pure
and wholesome water for the use of its inhabitants, and also to provide, build or construct the necessary water works, buildings, machinery and other appliances requisite for the said object;
And whereas it has become necessary to improve and enlarge the
sairJ*Water Works;
And whereas it is expedient that the office of Water Commissioner
should be held by a civil engineer, who shall be charged in addition
to the other duties, with the duty of preparing plans for the extension
of the present Water Works system;
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of.the Corporation of the City
of Victoria as follows: ;#J>
1. Peter Summerfield, Esquire, C. E., is hereby appointed Water
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2. The said Peter Summerfield shall proceed forthwith to prepare
and report to this Council a scheme for the extension of the present
City Water Works system so as to insure to the inhabitants of the
said City of Victoria a constant supply of wholesome water from
Beaver and Elk Lakes of not less than one million five hundred thousand gallons per diem.
3. In addition to the duty of preparing the plans for the extension
of the present water works system, the said Water Commissioner
shall perform such other duties in connection with the City Water
Works as may be required of him from time to time by the Mayor
and Council of said City of Victoria.
4. During the time the said Peter Summerfield shall continue to
hold the office of Water Commissioner, he shall be paid as remuneration a salary at the rate of one hundred and fifty dollars per month.
(As amended, No. (193) 68.)
5. The said Peter Summerfield shall be entitled to one month's
notice prior to being relieved of his duties as Water Commissioner.
6. All By-Laws or sections of By-Laws that are not consistent with
this By-Law are hereby repealed.
7. This By-Law may be cited as the "Water Commissioner By-
Law, 1887."
(Gazette, 8 Sept, 1887.)
Streets, Width.
No. (151) 34.
A By-Law to Define the Width of Streets.
[Passed 12th October, 1887.]
Whereas it is expedient to define the width of streets to be hereafter taken over and maintained by the City of Victoria;
Therefore be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the "Streets Width
By-Law, 1887."
2. From and after the passage of this By-Law no street that shall
be of less wioth than sixty feet from the line fence on either side
thereof shall be accepted or maintained by the said City, 98
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3. It shall not be lawful to devote any part of the City revenue
in surveying, grading or graveling, or in laying sidewalks along the
line of, any street, not already accepted or taken over by a vote of this
Council, that shall be of less width than sixty feet from the line fence
on either side thereof.
4 This By-Law shall not apply to any street accepted or taken
over by the City at the date of the passing hereof.
(Gazette, 27 0c\   1887.)
Council Meetings, Committees, Clerk of the Council, Clerk of the
Police Court, and City Surveyor.
f:';   No. (154) 35. ^
A By-Law for Regulating the Meetings of the Council and Committees thereof, the Number of its Members that shall constitute a
Quorum, and the General Conduct of Business, and to define the
Duties of the Clerk of the Council, the Clerk of the Police Court,
and the City Surveyor.
(Passed March 3rd, 1888. Amended throughout, 12 Sept., 1888,
No. (164) 43.)
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
SHORT TITLE.
1. This by-law may be cited as the "Council By-Law."
INTERPRETATION.
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this by-law.
MEETINGS OF  COUNCIL.
3. The Council shall, besides its statutory meeting on the third
Monday in January in each year, meet on every Wednesday in the
year at half past seven in the evening, unless otherwise ordered by
special motion, or unless such Wednesday be a public holiday, in
which last case the Council shall meet at the same hour on the day
next following which is not a public holiday; and at every meeting of
the Council five members thereof shall constitute a quorum.
4. The Mayor may, in his discretion, and shall, on the written requisition of at least three Aldermen, call a special meeting of the
Council at any time.
5. Unless there is a quorum .'present in half an hour after the
time appointed for the meeting, the Council shall then stand adjourn- COUNCIL  MEETINGS,  ETC.
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ed until the next day of meeting, and the Clerk shall, if required by
two members of the Council, take down the names of the members
present at the expiration of such half hour.
ORDER IN THE  COUNCIL.
6. As soon after the hour of meeting as there shall be a quorum
present, the Mayor, if present, shall take the chair, and the members
shall be called to order. If the Mayor is not then present, the Clerk
shall call the meeting to order until a Chairman has been selected to
act during the Mayor's absence.
7. When the Mayor or other Chairman is called on to decide a
point of order or practice, he shall state the rule or authority applic-
ablenfco the case without argument or comment.
8. If the Mayor or other Chairman desires to leave the chair for
the purpose of taking part in the debate or otherwise, he shall call
one of the Aldermen to fill his place until he resumes the chair.
9. Every member wishing to speak to any question or motion shall
rise from his seat uncovered and address himself to the Mayor or
other Chairman. g&|
10. When two or more members rise at once, the Mayor or other
Chairman shall name the member who first rose, but amotion maybe
made that any member who has risen "be now heard."
11. When a member is speaking, no other member shall interrupt
him except to call him to order, nor pass between him and the
chair.
12. A member called to order shall sit down, unless permitted to
explain, and the Council, if appealed to, shall decide on the case, but
without debate; if there be no appeal, the decision cf the Mayor or
other Chairman shall be submitted to.
13. Members shall address the Chair as "Mr. Mayor" or "Mr.
Chairman," and refer to each other as "the Mayor" or "Alderman—-"
as the case may be.
14. No member shall use offensive words against the Council or
any member thereof, nor speak beside the question in debate, nor reflect upon any vote of the Council except for the purpose of moving
that such vote be rescinded. p|
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to be read at any time during the debate, but not so as to interrupt a
member while speaking.
16. No member shall speak more than once to the same question,
without leave of the Council, except in explanation of a material part
of his speech which has been misconceived, and then he shall not introduce new matter. A reply shall be allowed to a member who has
made a substantive motion, but not to a member who has merely
moved an order of the day, an amendment, the previous question, or
an instruction to a committee. No member shall, without leave of
the Council, speak to any question longer than half an hour.
PROCEDURE  IN COUNCIL.
17. immediately after the Mayor or other Chairman has taken his
seat, the minutes of the preceding meeting shall be read by the Clerk,
in order that any mistake therein may be corrected by the Council.
No protest or expression of dissent shall be entered on the minutes.
As soon as the minutes have been approved, or amended and adopted, they shall be signed by the Mayor or other Chairman. The Clerk
shall then state what communications relating to the business of the
Council have been received since the last meeting, and read such of
them as the Mayor or other Chairman or any two Aldermen shall require. The business of which due notice has been given shall next
be taken up in the order in which it stands on file; after this, deferred
business shall be proceeded with; and lastly the reports of Committees
shall be considered.
18. The Clerk shall number and date all notipes of business to be
brought before the Council as received by him, and on filing them
shall place first those which are in the Mayor's name and afterwards
all others in the order in which they are received.
19. No business shall be proceeded with in the absence of the member in whose name it stands, except upon production of his authority
in writing to some other member to proceed with it.
MOTIONS.
20. No motion or amendment, except a motion respecting the minutes, or to adjourn, shall be entertained until it has been reduced
to writing, signed by the mover, seconded, and read by the Mayor or
other Chairman.
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22. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order except when a
member is speaking, or a vote is being taken, or adjournment was the
last preceding motion, or the previous question has been resolved in
the affirmative.
23. When an amendment is moved, it shall be put before any other
amendment is moved and before the main question is put.
24. When an amendment is lost, another amendment to the same
question may be moved but not by the member who moved such
lost amendment.
' "25. When an amendment is carried, it shall become the main question, and amendments to it may be moved accordingly.
VOTING.
26. Before putting any question to the vote, the Mayor or other
Chairman shall ask, "Is the Council ready for the question?" and if
no member entitled to speak then rises to speak he shall put the
question, after which no member shall speak to it.
27. The Council shall vote on all questions by show of hands, unless some member demands a poll, in which case the clerk shall call
the roll and record the yeas and nays, reading aloud the result in
order that mistakes may be rectified, and shall hand the vote to the
Mayor or other Chairman, who shall then announce it to the Council,
COMMITTEES.
28. Two members of a Committee shall form a quorum unless the
Council in any case order otherwise.
29. All reports of Committees shall be in writing.
30. A Committee may be appointed to take up any matter referred
to a preceding Committee whiph has not been discharged.
COMMITTEE  OF THE WHOLE.       ~P
31. The Council may at any time, upon motion, go into Committee
of the whole; and the Mayor or other Chairman shall then, before
leaving the Chair, appoint a Chairman, who shall maintain order;
and the rules of the Council shall be observed in Committee of the
Whole, except that there shall be no limit to the number of times of
speaking on any question.
BYLAWS.
32. No by-law shall be read or introduced in the Council until a
notice in writing, stating the general character of the measure pro- 102
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posed, has been handed to the Clerk and read at a meeting of the
Council at least one week previously, and leave has been given by
the Council for the introduction of the measure proposed.
LEGAL ADVICE.
33. The Legal Adviser shall not be required to give advice or prepare any by-law except upon a resolution of the Council or-a Committee thereof, and except advising the Mayor or other Presiding Officer of the Council upon emergencies.
CLERK OF THE  COUNCIL.
34. The duties of the Clerk of the Council, in addition to those prescribed by law or by any other by-law or by resolution of the Council,
shall be—
(a.) To prepare and exhibit, according to law, the necessary nojjiees
of all meetings of the Council, and of the business to be brought forward thereat,
(6.) To give notice in writing to the Mayor and each .^Jderman of
all meetings of the. Council except regular adjourned meetings, and of
the business to be brought forward thereat, (JrfP
(c.) To attend all meetings of the Council, whether regular or special, and take and enter proper minutes of the proceedings of such
meetings, and prepare and draw up in proper form all resolutions
proposed or suggested thereat,
(d.) To conduct all the correspondence of the Council, subject to
the control and direction of the Mayor or the Council,
(e.) To prepare and complete all such agreements and contracts
between the Corporation and any other party as may from time to
time be required, and all bonds and securities to be required of any
fenicer or contractor,
(/.) To prosecute or defend, under the direction of the Mayor or
the Council, all actions and proceedings by or against the Corporation
or in any manner affecting the property or rights of the Corporation,
and
(g.) To keep proper books of account and records of the transactions, receipts, payments and property of the Corporation in such manner and form as shall from time to time be required by the Finance
Committee.
35. The Council shall from time to time determine what security
shall be given by the Clerk of the Council for the due performance
of his duties. COUNCIL MEaTTNGS, ETC.
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CLERK OF THE POLICE COURT.
36. The Council shall from time to time appoint a competent person
to be Clerk of the Police Court, at such salary as may for the time
being be fixed by by-law.
37. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Police Court—■
(a.) To take down and enter in the Charge Book all charges preferred and being, or reasonably supposed to be, within the jurisdiction
of the Police Magistrate, and to write out and issue all informations,
summonses, warrants, and other process required to be written out or
issued, from the Police Court,
(b.) To attend the Police Magistrate at the Police Court whenever
required and take down and properly attest the depositions and evidence that may be given in each case coming before the Police Magistrate, and make, out, enter, and record all remands, convictions, commitments, and orders of the Police Magistrate,
(c.) To receive all fines imposed by the Police Magistrate, and all
fees payable upon any process or proceeding issued or taken under
his authority, and keep an account thereof in a Cash Book to be kept
for that purpose, and to pay over all such fines and fees to the Collector whenever the sums so received shall amount to $100, and take
the receipt of the Collector for the same, and
(d.) To do and perform all such other acts and duties belonging to
the office of Clerk of the Police Court as shall be reasonably required
by the Police Magistrate, and in all his duties to act under the instructions of the Police Magistrate.
38. The Council shall from time to time determine what security
shall be given by the Clerk of the Police Court for the due performance of his duties.
CITY SURVEYOR.
39. The Council shall from time to time appoint a competent person to be the City Surveyor, at such salary as is fixed by by-law.
40. The City Surveyor shall execute all surveys and prepare all
plans and specifications of works required by the Council, and superintend, direct, and inspect all such works, subject to the approval and
control of the Council. He shall also keep a record, for the use
of the Council, of all such surveys and plans; and all such surveys,
plans and records, and the field notes of such surveys, shall be the
property of the Corporation. He shall also perform such oth er
duties as are prescribed by any other by-law or by resolution of the
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REPEAL.
41. "The By-Law for regulating the Meetings and the General
Conduct of Business of the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria,
B. C," No. 6. | The By-Law to amend the By-Law for regulating
the Meetings and the General Conduefcof Business of the Municipal
Council of the City of Victoria, British Columbia," No. 69, "The
By-Law to amend-the By-Law for regulating the Meetings and the
General Conduct of Business of the Municipal Council of the City of
Victoria, British Columbia, 1884," No. 103a., sections 1 and 2 of "The
City Surveyor and Water Works Engineer By-Law, 1873," No. 11,
"The City Clerk and Police Court Clerk By-Law, 1873," No. 12, and
so much of every other by-law as is inconsistent with this by-law or
makes any provision for any matter herein provided for, are hereby
repealed; and this by-law is substituted for them.
(Gazette, 10 May, 1888.)
Municipal Elections—Regulation of. .
/ *    ' No. (155) 36. i
A By-Law for the Regulation of Municipal Elections.
:<#"   .     '^:, |;( [Passed March 3rd, 1888.]
^-Whereas the Council has power to pass by-laws for the regulation
oj Municipal elections, and the manner in which voting by ballot
shall be carried out thereat;
And whereas it is provided by law that the nomination for Mayor
and Aldermen shall be held on the second Monday in January
in each year, from 12 m. to 2 p. m., and the polling, if any, on
the Thursday following, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., and that the
Council shall, in the month of December in each year, appoint a returning officer, and shall also name the polling places and otherwise
arrange for the holding of the coming election, and that the polling,
if any, at such election shall be had and taken at such place or places
as the 06uncil shall by by-law appoint; therefore
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
SHORT TITLE.
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "Election By-Law." jLjj
INTERPRETATION.
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PRELIMINARY TO POLL.
3. Whenever a poll is taken at a municipal election, the ballot of
each voter shall be a printed paper with a counterfoil, showing the
names and description of each candidate alphabetically arranged in
the order of their surnames, or if there are two or more candidates
with the same surname*, in the order of their first names; the names
and description of each candidate shall be set forth in the ballot
paper as they have been set forth in the nomination paper; and the
ballot paper and counterfoil shall be in the form A in the schedule
to this by-law.
4. On a poll being proclaimed, the Beturning Officer shall •-
(a.) Appoint a Deputy Beturning Officer for each place at which
the poll is to be taken,
(6.) Furnish him with a list of the voters entitled to vote at that
place, £&%
(c.) Deliver to him a ballot box made of some durable material,
with ono lock and key, and a slit or narrow opening in the top, and
so constructed that the ballot papers may be introduced therein but
cannot be withdrawn therefrom unless the box is unlocked,
(d.) Furnish him with a sufficient number of ballot papers (all being of the same description and as nearly as possible alike) to supply the number of voters entitled to vote at that place, and with the
necessary materials for voters to mark their ballot papers, and
(e.) Furnish him with at least ten copies of printed directions, in
the form B in the schedule to this by-law.
5. The Beturning Officer and each Deputy Returning Officer shall,
before acting as such respectively, subscribe and make the declaration of office in the form C in the schedule to this by-law before a
Justice of the Peace, and file the same in the office of the Clerk of
the Council.
6. Each polling place shall be held in a room or building of convenient access, with an outside door for the admittance of voters;
and one or more compartments shall be made within the room, so
arranged that each voter may be screened from observation and may,
without interference or interruption, mark his ballot paper.
7. Each Deputy Returning Officer shall, before or at the opening
of the poll, on the day of polling, cause the said printed directions
to be posted up in some conspicuous places outside of his polling
place, and also in each compartment thereof.
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POLL.
8. Each Deputy Returning Officer shall open and keep open the
poll as signed to him on the day, and at and during the hours, respectively prescribed by law, and shall, during that time, receive, in the
manner hereinafter prescribed, the votes of the electors duly qualified to vote at such polling place. §|ij    ^M,
9. In addition to the Deputy Returning Officer, the Mayor and
Aldermen, and other municipal officers, each candidate and his
agent, and no others, shall be permitted to remain in the room
where the votes are given during the whole time the poll remains
open.
10. Any person producing to the Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer, at any time, a written authority from a candidate to
represent him at the election, shall be deemed an agent of such candidate within the meaning of this by-law.
11. At the hour fixed for opening the poll, the Deputy Returning
Officer shall, in the presence of the candidates and their respective
agents (if present), and such of the electors as are present,
open the ballot box and ascertain that there are no ballots or other
papers therein, and shall then lock the box and keep the key, and
immediately afterwards call upon the electors to vote.
12. Each elector upon presenting himself to vote shall declare his
name, surname, and addition; and if the same are found on the list
of voters for that polling place, he shall receive from the Deputy Returning Officer a ballot paper, on the back of which such Deputy
Returning Officer has previously put his initials, so placed that when
the ballot is folded they can be seen without opening it, and on the
counterfoil to which he has placed a number corresponding to that
placed opposite the voter's name on the list of voters. The Deputy
Returning Officer shall instruct the elector how and where to affix
his mark and how to fold his ballot paper, but without inquiring or
seeing for whom the elector intends to vote, except in the case hereinafter provided for.
13. The elector, on receiving the ballot paper, shall forthwith proceed into one of the compartments of the polling place and there
mark his ballot paper, making a cross with a pencil on any part of
the ballot paper within the division, or if there is more than one to
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candidates for whom he intends to vote, and shall then fold up such
ballot paper so that the initials on the back can be seen without opening it, and hand it to the Deputy Returning Officer, who shall, without unfolding it, ascertain by examining his initials and the number
upon the counterfoil that it is the same which he furnished to the
elector, and shall first detach and destroy the counterfoil, and then
immediately and in the presence of the elector place the ballot paper
in the ballot box.
14. Every elector shall vote without undue delay, and shall quit the
polling place as soon as his ballot paper has been put into the ballot
box.
15. No elector shall take his ballot paper out of the polling place,
under the penalty for an infraction of this by-law.
16. The Deputy Returning Officer, on application of any voter who
is unable to read or incapacitated by blindness or other physical
cause from votiug in the manner prescribed by this by-law, shall
assist such voter by marking his ballot paper in the manner directed
by such voter, in the presence of such agents of the candidates as
are present and have subscribed and made the declaration in the
form D in the schedule to this by-law and of no other person, and by
placing such ballot paper in the ballot box; and the Deputy Returning Officer shall require the voter making such application, before
voting, to make a decl iration of his incapacity to vote without such
assistance, in the form following, that is to say:
"I solemnly declare that I am unable to read and to understand
the ballot papers so as to mark the same (or, that I am incapacitated
by physical cause, as the case may be) from votiug without the assistance of the Deputy Returning Officer."
And the Deputy Returning Officer shall enter on the list of voters
opposite the name of such voter, in addition to what is hereinafter
required, the reason why such ballot paper was marked by him.
17. The Deputy Returning Officar shtll enter on the list of voters
used by him, opposite the name of each elector voting, the word
"Voted," as soon as his ballot paper has been deposited in the ballot box; and he shall enter on the same list the word '/Declared" opposite the name of each elector who has made the declaration of
qualification, and the words "Refused to declare" opposite the name
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18. If a person representing himself to be a particular elector
named on the list of voters applies for a ballot paper after another
person has voted as such elector, the applicant, upon making the declaration in the form E in the schedule to this by-law and otherwise
establishing his identity to the satisfaction of the Deputy Returning
Officer, shall be entitled to receive a ballot paper, on which the Deputy Returning Officer shall put his initials and a number corresponding to the number opposite the name of such voter on tne list of
voters; and 3uch person shall thereupon be entitled to vote as any
other elector; and a note shall be made of his having voted on a second ballot paper issued under the same name, and of his having
made the declaration of identity, as well as of any objections made
on behalf of any and which of the candidates.
19. A voter who has inadvertently dealt with the ballot paper
given him in such a manner that it cannot be conveniently used>
may, on delivering the same to the Deputy Returning Officer, obtain
another ballot paper in the place of that so delivered up.
AFTER CLOSE OF  POLL.
20. Immediately after the close of the poll the Deputy Returning
Officer shall, in the presence of such of the candidates and their respective agents as are present, open the ballot box and proceed to
count the number of votes'given for. each candidate; and in so doing he shall reject all ballot p ipers which have not been supplied by
him, all those by which votes have been given for more candidates
than are to be elected, and all those upon which there is any writing
or mark by which the voter could be identified except as hereinbefore provided for. The other ballot papers being counted, and a list
kept of the number of votes given to each candidate and of the number of rejected ballot papers, all the ballot papers indicating the
votes given for each candidate respectively shall be put into separate
envelopes or parcels; and those rejected, those spoiled, and those
unused shall be put respectively into separate envelopes or parcels;
and all such envelopes or parcels, being endorsed so as to indicate
their contents, shall be put back into the ballot box.
21. The Deputy Returning Officer shall take a note of every objection made by any candidate or his agent to any ballot paper found in
the ballot box, and shall decide every question arising out of the objection; and every such decision shall be subject to reversal on reference to the Returning Officer.    Each such objection shall be.num- MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS—REGULATION  OF.
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bered, and a corresponding number placed on the back of the ballot
papers and initialed by the Deputy Returning Officer.
22. The Deputy Returning Officer shall make out a statement of the
accepted ballot papers, of the number of votes given to each candidate, of the rejected ballot papers, of the spoilt and returned ballot
papers, and of those unusad and returned by him; and he shall make
and keep a copy of such statement, and inclose in the ballot box the
original thereof, together with the list of voters used by him and a
certificate thereon of the total number of persons who voted, and
shall also inclose in the ballot box such other lists and documents as
have been used by him at such election; and he shall then lock and
seal the ballot box and deliver it to the Returning Officer.
23. Each candidate or his agent shall be allowed to take a copy of
the statement mentioned in the last preceding section of this by-law
before it is enclosed in the ballot box.
DECLARATION OF RETURN.
24. The Returning Officer upon receiving the respective ballot
boxes shall forthwith proceed to open them at the City Hall in the
presence of the respective Dupty Returning Officers, candidates and
agents, if present, and of at least two electors, and to examine the
statement of the Deputy Returning Officer, and to re-consider and
either confirm or reverse every decision of the Deputy Returning
Officer which is referred to him by any candidate or his agent, and to
declare elected the respective candidates who are found to have a
majority of votes.
- 25. The Returning Officer shall, within 48 hours after the close of
the poll, deliver to the Registrar of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia at Victoria, and to the Clerk of the Council at the City Hall,
a return, in the form E in the schedule to this by-law, of the result
of the election; and the signature of the Returning Officer to such return shall be attested by a Justice of the Peace.
PRESERVATION OF DOCUMENTS.
26. The returning Officer shall also deliver to the Clerk of the
Council, with his return, the ballot boxes and ballot papers, the
original statements of the several Deputy Returning Officers hereinbefore referred to, together with the lists of voters used at the several
polling stations, and all other lists and documents used or required
at such election, or which have been delivered to him by the Deputy
Returning Officers.
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27. The Clerk of the Council shall retain in his possession the
papers delivered to him by the Returning Officer with the return for
at least one year, if the election is not contested, and if the election
is contested then for one year after the termination of such contestation. No ballot paper so retained shall be inspected by any person
except under the rule or order of a Judge of a superior court; but
all other papers so retained may be inspected at all reasonable times
by any person upon payment to the Clerk of the Council, for the use
of the Corporation, of a fee of $1 for each such inspection.
PENALTIES.
28. Every person who (a) without authority supplies any municipal ballot paper to any person, or (b) wilfully puts into any ballot
box at a municipal election, any paper other than the ballot paper
which he is authorized to put in, or (c) takes out of the polling place
at a municipal election any ballot paper, or, (d) without due authority destroys, takes, opens, or otherwise interferes with any ballot box
or packet of ballot; papers then in use for the purposes of a municipal
election, is guilty of an infraction of this by-law, and shall be liable
to a fine not exceeding $250, or to imprisonment, with or without
hard labor, for a term not exceeding three months.
29. Every person who in any declaration made by him under the
provisions of this by-law knowingly and wilfully makes any false
statement as to any fact, matter, or thing, or who knowingly and wilfully breaks any promise or pledge contained in any declaration made
by him under the provisions of this by-law, is guilty of an infraction
of this by-law, and shall be liable to imprisonment, with or without
hard labor, for a term not exceeding six months.
30. Every person convicted of an infraction of any provision of
this by-law other than those mentioned in the two last preceding
sections hereof, shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding fifty
dollars. |||
REPEAL.
31. The by-law cited as the Municipal Elections Regulation and
Ballot Act, 1875, No. 20; the Municipal Elections By-Law, 1878, No.
45; the Municipal Election By-Law, 1879, No. 46; the Elections By-
Law, 1880, No. 58; the Election By-Law, 1881, No. 74; the Municipal Elections By-Law, 1885, No. 113; the Municipal Elections By-
Law, 1886, No. 127, and so much of every other by-law as is inconsistent with this by-law or makes any provision for any," matter here- MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS—REGULATION  OF.
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in provided for, are hereby repealed; and this by-law is substituted
for them.
SCHEDULE.
A.
BALLOT  PAPER.
Election for (Mayor) or	
... Ward.
1.    DOE,
John Doe, Victoria, Merchant.
2.   ROE,
Richard Roe, Esquimalt, Physician.
S' x
3.    STILES,
Stephen Stiles, Saanich, Grocer.
(The names of the candidates will be as in the nomination paper.
There is to be no margin on the left side of the ballot paper; and the
horizontal division lines will be carried to the edge of the paper on
the right side. The elector is supposed to have marked his ballot
paper in favor of Richard Roe. There will be a line of perforation
for easily detaching the counterfoil.)
^ B.
DIRECTIONS FOR  THE  GUIDANCE  OF   ELECTORS  IN VOTING.
The voter is to vote only for one candidate, unless two aldermen
are to be returned for the ward, in which case he may vote for one or
two candidates as he thinks fit.
The voter will go into one of the compartments and, with a pencil
there provided, place a cross in the division or divisions containing
the name or names of the candidate or candidates for whom he votes,
thus X.
The voter will then fold the ballot so as to show a portion of the
back only with the number and initials of the Deputy Returning Officer, and will deliver it to the Deputy Returning Officer, who will
place it in the ballot box. The voter will then forthwith quit the
polling place.
If a voter inadvertently spoils a ballot paper he may return it to
the Deputy Returning Officer, who, on being satisfied of the fact, will
give him another.
If the voter votes for more candidates than he is entitled to vote
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for, or places any mark on the ballot paper by which he can afterwards be identified, his vote will be void and will not be counted.
If the voter takes a ballot paper out of the polling place, or wilfully puts any other paper into the ballot box than the ballot paper
given him by the Deputy Returning Officer, he will be subject to be
punished by fine of $250, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding
three months, with or without hard labor.
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DECLARATION  OF RETURNING  OFFICER AND DEPUTY.
I, the undersigned A. B., appointed (Deputy) Returning Officer for
[ Ward of] the City of Victoria, do solemnly declare and promise that I will act faithfully in my said capacity of (Deputy) Returning Officer, without partiality, fear, favor, or affection.
Subscribed and declared at Vic- (Signature) A. B.
toria, this       day of
188   before me,
J. P.
D.
DECLARATION OF AGENT OF A CANDIDATE.
I, the undersigned c. d., agent for e. f., one of the candidates at the
Victoria municipal election now pending, do solemnly promise and
declare that I will keep secret the names of the candidates for whom
any of the voters marks his ballot paper in my presence at this election.
(Signature) C. D.
Subscribed and declared at Victoria this       day of
188   before me,
J. P.
Deputy Returning Officer.
#   E.
DECLARATION OF IDENTITY  BY VOTER.
t solemnly declare that I am G. H. of as on the list of
voters, whose name is entered on the list of voters now shown to me.
Subscribed and declared at Vic- (Signature), G. H.
toria this       day of
188   before me,
Deputy Returning Officer.
(Gazette, 10 May, 1888.) OFFICERS' REMUNERATION, AMENDMENT.
No.   (156( 37.
A By-Law to Amend the Consolidated Officers Remuneration By-
Law, 1886.
[Passed March 21st, 1888.]
Whereas it is expedient to amend the " Consolidated Officers Remuneration By-Law, 1886;"
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows: ^fp
1. That so much of the schedule of the said By-Law as relates to
the Police Magistrate and Legal Adviser is hereby repealed.
2. This By-Law may be cited as "The Consolidated Officers Remuneration Amendment By-Law, 1888."
Passed the Municipal Council the 29th day of February, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 21st day of March, A. D.
1888
JOHN GRANT,
|L. S.] Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 10 May, t888.)        'ML
Police Magistrate and Legal Advisers.
■flfe." No. (157) 38.
A By-Law Appointing the Honorable Albert N. Richards, Q. C, Police Magistrate of the City of Victoria, and Messrs. Ebe7'ts &
Taylor Legal Advisers.
[Passed March 21st, 1888.]
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:
1. The Honorable Albert N. Richards, Q. C, is hereby appointed
Police Magistrate of the City of Victoria.
2. There shall be paid to the said Police Magistrate, while he shall
continue to be employed in such position, the annual sum of $1800.00,
payable in equal monthly payments.
3. Messieurs Eberts & Taylor are hereby appointed Legal Advisers
to the said Corporation.
4 There shall be paid to the said Legal Advisers, as such, an annual 114
BUILDING  BY-LAW, AMENDMENT.
retainer of $500.00, payable on the 30th June and on the 31st day of
December in each year, such retainer to include legal advice to the
said Corporation, and drafting and settling By-Laws and Contracts.
All other work done by them for the said Corporation shall be paid
for by the said Corporation at a fair and reasonable rate.
5. This By-Law may be cited as "The Police Magistrate and Legal
Advisers Appointment By-Law, 1888."
Passed the Municipal Council the 29th day of February, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 21st day of March, A. D. 1888-
JOHN GRANT,
[n. s.l . Mayor.
James D. Robinson, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 10 May, 1888.)
Building By-Law, Amendment.
9Sft No. (159) 39.
A By-Law to Amend Section 26 of the uBuildings By-Law, Number
144."
[Passed 18th June, 1888.]
Whereas it is expedient to amend Section 26 of the "Buildings By-
Law," by increasing the minimum of value of any building in respect
of which permission may be given by the Street Committee to allow
same to be moved into, along or across any street or public place;
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. Section 26 of the "Buildings By-Law" is hereby amended by
striking out the words "two hundred and fifty dollars" in the last line
thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "seven hundred and
fifty dollars."
Passed the Municipal Council the 30th day of May, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council, this 18th day of June, A. D. 1888.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
[Li. S.]      James D. Robinson,
CM. C.
(Gazette, 13 Sept., 1888.) LOAN, $30,000—JOHNSON   STREET  SEWER.
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No. (161)40.
A By-Law to Enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise
the Sum of $30,000 for Sewerage Purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a sum of money for the purpose of
constructing a Brick Sewer along Johnson street in the said City, between Blanchard street and Victoria Harbor, and such other sewers
as it may be necessary to construct along such streets as intersect
Johnson street;
I And whereas, for the purposes aforesaid, it is intended to raise, by
way of loan upon the credit of the said City the sum of $30,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $1,898 to be raised annually by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby
created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation according to the last revised Assessment Roll is
$5,600,000.
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal of the said debt intended to be
hereby created according to the Municipality Act, 1881, an annual
special rate of 1-29 of one per cent, on the dollar will be required.
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation, of the City of Victoria as follows;—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise by way
of loan from any person or persons or body or bodies corporate who
may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole
the sum of $30,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the hands
of the Treasurer of the said Corporation for the purpose and with
the object hereinbefore rocited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required, either
in currency or in sterling money, not less than $500, or the sterling
equivalent of that sum; and each and all such debentures shall be
sealed with the common seal of the said Corporation and signed by
the Mayor.
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3. The said debentures shall be made payable in forty years from the
date hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at the office
of the Treasurer of the said Corporation at the City Hall, Victoria,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of the interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable half yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 1-29 of one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition to
all other rates, be raised, levied and collected in each year upon all
ratable property within the said City of Victoria, during the continuance of the debentures said or any of them.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation from time to time to
re-purchase any of the said debentures at such price as shall in each
case be mutually agreed; and all debentures so re-purchased shall be
forthwith cancelled; and no re-issue of debentures or any debenture
shall be made in cosequence of such repurchase.
7. This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the Municipality Act, 1881, and shall take effect on the 25th day of
August, 1888.
8. This By-Law may be cited as the "Johnson Street Sewer By-
Law, 1888." ji
Passed the Municipal Council the 18th day of July, A. D. 1888.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 31st day of July, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this first day of August, A. D,
1888. iSMl
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] James D. RoBinson, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 13 Sept., 1888.)
library, Public—Acquisition and Maintenance.
|jf- •    No. (162)41.
A By-Law to Provide for the Acquisition and Maintenance of a
Public Library.
Whereas the subscribers of the Mechanics' Literary Institute heretofore established and maintained at Victoria have resolved to hand LIBRARY, PUBLIC—ACQUISITION  AND  MAINTENANCE.
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over the Library of that institution to the City Council as a free or
partially free, circulating library;
And whereas it is expedient to accept the offer contained in the
said resolution, and establish and maintain a public and free, or
partially free, library; therefore
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria as follows:—
1. This By-Law may be cited as the City Library By-Law, 1888.
2. It shall be lawful for the Council to accept and take over, on behalf of the Corporation, the Library of the Mechanics' Literary Institute aforesaid, as a free, or partially free, circulating library, and
to assume and pay any liabilities in connection therewith, not exceeding in the whole the sum of $450.
3. It shall be lawful for the Council to establish and maintain a
Public Free, or partially Free, Library, of which the Library accepted
and taken over as aforesaid shall be the nucleus, to obtain suitable
premises therefor, and from time to time to accept or purchase such
additions thereto and such furniture as the Council shall deem expedient, and to appoint a competent person to be the City Librarian
at such a salary as the Council shall fix; provided that the total expenditure under the authority of this section shall not exceed the sum of
$1,200.00 in any one year.
4. The Council shall have power to make such rules and regulations, from time to time, for the management and use of the said Library, and for defining the duties, of the City Librarian, as they shall
deem expedient
5. This By-Law shall .not be finally passed until the assent of the
Electors of the City has been obtained, in conformity with the provisions in respect of By-Laws for creating debts.
Passed the Municipal Council the 18th day of July, A. D. 1888.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 3lst day of July, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this first day of August, A. L>.
1888.
JOHN GRANT,
[n, s.] James D. Robinson, Mayor.
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 18 Sept., 1888.)
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LOAN, $20,000—WATERWORKS.
No. (163) 42.
A By-Law to Enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to Raise
the sum of $20,000 for Water Works Purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a sum of money for the purpose
of purchasing Cast Iron Pipes for the distribution of water throughout the City, and for laying the same and other water pipes within the
0ity; Is*  iU      S .iu&i
And whereas for the purpose aforesaid it is intended to raise, by
way of loan upon the credit of the said City, the sum of $20,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $1,266.00 to be raised annually by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby
created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation, according to the last revised Assessment Roll, is
$5,600,000:
And whereas for paying the interest, and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal, of the said debt intended to be-
hereby created according to the Municipality Act, 1881, an annual
special rate of 1-44 of one per cent, on the dollar will be required;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation; 0j|
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise, by way of
loan from any person or persons, or body or bodies corporate, who
may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole the
sum of $20,000.00, and to cause the same to be paid into the hands of
the Treasurer of the said Corporation for that purpose and with the
object hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required,
either in currency or in sterling money, not less than $500.00 or the
sterling equivalent of that sum; and each and all such debentures7
shall be sealed with the common seal of the said Corporation and
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3. The said debentures shall be made payable in forty years from
the date hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at the
office of the Treasurer of the said Corporation, at the City Hall, Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of
the interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable half yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 1-44 of one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition
to all other rates, be raised, levied and collected in each year upon all
ratable property within the said City of Victoria, during the continuance of the said debentures or any of them.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation from time to time to
re-purchase any of the said debentures at such price as shall in each
case be mutually agreed; and all debentures so re-purchased shall be
forthwith cancelled; and no re-issue*of debentures or any debenture
shall be made in consequence of such re-purchase.
7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the Municipal Act, 1881, and shall take effect on the 25lh day of
August, 1888.
8. This by-law may be cited as "Water Works Loan By-Law
1888."
Passed the Municipal Council the 18th day of July, A. D. 1888.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 31st day of July, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this first day of August, A. D.
1888
JOHN GRANT,
M s.] James D. Robinson, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 18 Sept., 1888.)
CounciUors—Aldermen.
S No. (164)43. M
A By-Law to give Effect to the Statute changing the Title of the
Councillors to that of "Aldermen."
Whereas, by.the Act of 51 Victoria, chap. 24, entitled "An Act to
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amend the Municipalities Act, 1881, and amending Acts," section 1,
it is enacted as follows: am
"1. On and after the passage of this Act, the Councillors of the
Cities of Victoria, New Westminster and Nanaimo shall be styled
Aldermen, and the Municipality Act, 1881, and Acts amending the
same, are hereby amended by substituting the word "Alderman" in
lieu of the word "Councillor," wherever the same is used in the said
Acts in connection with the said cities."
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:
1. The "Council By-Law," and all other now existing By-Laws, containing any reference to the Councillors of the City of Victoria, are
hereby amended by substituting the word "Alderman" in lieu of the
word "Councillor" and the word "Aldermen" in lieu of the word
"Councillors" wherever the same are used in any of such By-Laws in
connection with the said Councillors.
Passed the Municipal Council the 29th day of August, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 12th day of September A. D.
1888. JOHN GRANT,
[L. S.]       James D. Robinson, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 21 Nov., 1889.)
Morals— Public.
No. (167) 44.
A By-Law Relating to Public Morals.
Whereas by an Act passed in the session of the Legislature of the
Province of British Columbia held in the forty-fourth year of the
reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, chapter 16, sub-section 34 of
section 104, power is given to every Municipality to pass By-Laws
relating to public morals;
Therefore the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria enacts as
follows:—
1. No person shall make use of any profane, obscene, blasphemous
or grossly insulting language, or be guilty of any other immorality
or indecency, in the City of Victoria; nor shall any person or persons,
exhibit, sell or offer, to sell, any indecent or lewd book, paper, picture, plate, drawing or other thing, nor exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play within the City. MORALS—PUBLIC.
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Any person or persons found drunk or disorderly, or who shall
cause a disturbance by screaming or singing, or by impeding or incommoding peaceable passengers in any street, highway, or public
place within the City of Victoria, and all vagrants and mendicants
within the said City, shall be subject to the penalties of this By-Law.
3. No person or persons shall give or hold, or allow to be given or
held, any theatrical performance or other public exhibition or entertainment, or any portion of any such performance, exhibition or entertainment within the said City, between the hours of twelve o'clock on
Saturday night and twelve o'clock on Sunday night.
4. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of the provisions of this By-Law shall, upon conviction before the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice or Justices of the Peace for the City
of Victoria, on the oath or affirmation of any credible witness, forfeit
and pay, at the discretion of the said Mayor. Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting, a penalty not exceeding the sum of fifty
dollars and not less (except for a first offence) than the sum of five
dollars for each and every offence, exclusive of costs; and in default
of payment thereof forthwith, it shall and may be lawful for the
Mayor, Police Magistrate or Justice convicting as aforesaid, to issue
a warrant under his hand and seal, or in case the said Mayor, Police
Magistrate, Justice or Justices, or any two or more of them, are acting together therein, then under the hand and seal of one of them, to
levy the said penalty and costs, or costs only, by distress and sale of
the offender's or offenders' goods and chattels; and in case of no sufficient distress to satisfy the said penalty and costs, it shall and may
be lawful for the Mayor, Police Magistrate, Justice or Justices convicting, as aforesaid, to commit the offender or offenders to one of
Her Majesty's Gaols, with or without hard labor, for any period not
exceeding six calendar months, unless the penalty and costs be sooner
paid.
5. This By-Law may, for all purposes, be cited  as "The Public
Morals By-Law, 1888."
Passed the Municipal Council the tenth day of October, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this seventeenth day of October,
A. D. 1888.
P s>] JOHN GRANT,
Thos. J. Partridge,
Acting C. M. C j^M
(Gazette, 6 June, 1889.)
Mayor.
•I street railways.
No. (168) 45.
By-Law respecting Street Railways.
Whereas, by certain Articles of Agreement bearing date the twentieth day of November, A. D'. 1888, certain powers and privileges
were granted by the Corporation of the City of Victoria to J. Douglas
Warren, Andrew Gray, Thomas Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter, and David
Williams Higgins, and which said Agreement is in the words and figures following:—
I Memorandum of Agreement made and entered into this 20th day
of November, between the Corporation of the City of Victoria (hereinafter called the Corporation) of the first part, and J. Douglas Warren, Andrew Gray, Thomas Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter, and David
Williams Higgins (hereinafter called the parties of the second
part).
"Whereas the parties of the second part are desirous of forming a
Company for the purpose of constructing, completing, and maintaining a proposed line of tramways or street cars, and
carrying on a general electric business in the said City of
Victoria, and for making, doing, and building all the acts,
deeds, works, and things necessary for the construction, completion,
and maintenance of such proposed line, and for the carrying on of
such general electrical business, and for that purpose have requested
the Corporation to grant them certain rights, powers, and privileges,
and to permit them to make, do, and perform and build certain acts,
deeds, things, and works which the Corporation have agreed to do.
Now these presents witness that, in consideration of the premises and
of the covenants hereinafter contained, the Corporation hereby covenant with the parties of the second part, and the parties of the second
part hereby for themselves, jointly and severally, covenant with the
Corporation as follows:—
"1. That it shall be lawful for the parties of the second part to lay
a single or double line of rails in the centre of the streets mentioned
in the Schedule hereto, except on such of said streets and parts thereof as may not be wide enough to allow ample carriage way on either
side, in which case the said track or tracks may be laid on the side
of such streets or parts thereof, for the purpose of a tramway or a
line of street cars, and for that purpose to enter into and upon said
streets, and to do all necessary excavations and alterations upon and
to grade said streets. STREET  RAILWAYS.
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"2. That it shall be lawful for the parties of the second part to
erect poles and to lay overhead wires along all or any of the said
streets and roads of the Municipality of the City of Victoria, for the
supply of electricity for lighting and motor purpose?, and for any
other electrical purpose, and for the purpose of the erection of such
poles and the laying of such wires, to enter upon any such streets
and roads, and to make such excavations and to do such acts and
things as may be necessary.
"3. That it shall be lawful for the parties of the second part to run
cars along and over any streets in the said Schedule mentioned, and
along and over any street or streets in which the parties of the second part may at any time have power to lay a line of tramway, and
also that it shall be lawful for the parties of the second part to propel
and run such cars either by electricity, gas, compressed air, or horse
power.
"4. That the parties of the second part,shall have power to extend
the said single or double tracks, and to erect poles for lighting and
motor and other electrical purposes along any of the said streets or
such other streets as may be deemed necessary from time to time,
and for that purpose shall have power to make excavations upon, and
have the power of grading such streets, and all other rights and powers necessary for such extension.
"5. That the parties of the second part shall have power to lay sidings along any of the said streets, and to take up and replace the
said tracks, or any part thereof, and to repair the same, and for these
purposes, or any of them, to enter upon the said streets and to excavate and do any other act or thing necessary.
"6. That the parties of the second part shall have the rights and
powers necessary, and. it shall be lawful for them to allow their cars
and horses (if the same be used) to stand upon the said streets at
certain points or places which shall be chosen by the parties of the
second part as "stations," for such length of time as the parties of
the second part shall deem fit.
"7. That the parties of the second part shall have all other powers
and rights necessary for the purpose of constructing such lines or
tracks, and of repairing, altering, and maintaining same, and for the
purpose of erecting the said poles and of laying the said wires, and
of repairing, altering, and maintaining same, all power and rights
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alteration, maintenance, and repair of all or any other works necessary
for the purpose of such tramway, and the transaction of any electrical business, and all powers and rights necessary for the purpose of
running and conducting an efficient line of street cars or tramways.
"8. That the parties of the second part shall (if they intend to construct the said tramways or lines) commence the construction of
the said tracks or tramway lines not later, than the 1st day of October,
1S89, and shall complete and have thoroughly equipped and in running order, for the carriage of passengers, four miles of such track
or tramway lines by the 1st day of July, 1890.
"9. That the parties of the second part shall and will at all times
during the construction of such tracks or tramway lines, or the erection of such poles and the laying of such wires, and during any repair
or alteration of the same, take due and proper precautions for the
safety of foot and other passengers, and of horses and carriages passing along the said streets, or any of them, on which such construction,
alteration, or repair is being performed.
"10. That after the construction of such tracks or tramway lines, or
after the completion of any repair, addition, or alteration to the same,
and also after the erection of such poles and the laying of such wires, or
any alteration, repair, or addition thereto, the parties of the second
part shall and will repair and amend the said streets and leave them
in as good a condition as they shall be in at the time of the commencement of such construction, alteration, repair, or amendment, so far
as the same is compatible with the construction of such tracks or
tramway lines, or the erection of such poles and the laying of such
wires; such work of reparation and amendment of the said streets to
be done to the approval of the City Surveyor or some other competent person to be approved of by the Corporation.
"11. That the parties of the second part shall not, whilst they are
running any cars over the said streets under the powers hereinbefore
given them, charge more than a maximum fare of five cents per head
for a single trip over their said lines or any of them.
"12. That the powers, permissions, authorities, rights, and privileges
hereinbefore contained, are granted by the Corporation to the parties
of the second part for the term of fifty years from the time of the
passing of any by-law authorizing the execution of this -contract, and
that the obligations hereinbefore imposed upon the parties of the STREET RAILWAYS.
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second part shall be binding upon them so long as they shall run the
said tramways or cars under the powers hereinbefore given them.
"13. That if the parties of the second part shajl, under the powers
hereinbefore contained, commence the construction of such tracks or
tramway lines, and shall not have four miles of the same thoroughly
equipped and in running order for the carriage of passengers by the
first day of July, 1890, it shall be lawful for the Corporation to enter
into and upon and take possession of all tracks and rails laid, and all
poles erected and wires laid, by the parties of the second part, and
thereupon the title of the parties of the second part to such
tracks and rails, poles and wires, shall absolutely determine and cease,
and the same shall become forfeited to the Corporation absolutely,
any rule of law or equity to the contrary notwithstanding. But that
upon the Corporation exercising this last power, all the liabilities of
the parties of the second part under this contract shall cease and the
contract shall thenceforth be null and void, and any by-law to be made
touching this agreement may be repealed.
"14. That nothing in this present contract contained shall be deemed to confer, or be construed as conferring, any exclusive privileges,
rights, or powers on or to the parties of the second part.
"15. That all works necessary for constructing and laying down the
several railway tracks shall be made in a substantial manner and according to the best modern practice, and under the supervision of the
City Surveyor, or such other officer as the Council shall appoint for
that purpose.
"16. If horses are used the roadway between and within at least
eighteen inches from and outside of each rail shall be paved or macadamized and kept constantly in repair by the said parties of the second
part, who shall also be bound to construct and keep in good repair
crossings of a similar nature to those at present or that may be adopted by the Corporation over the streets traversed by the said railway,
at the intersection of every such railway track and crossings, whether
at cross streets or otherwise.
"17. The tracks shall conform to the grade of the said streets on
which they are laid, as furnished by the City Surveyor or such other
officer as aforesaid, and shall not in any way change or alter the same.
"18. The location of the line of street railway in any of the streets
shall not be made until the plans thereof, showing the position of the
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rails and other works in each street, shall have been submitted to and
approved of by the City Surveyor or such other officer-as aforesaid.
"19. The city authorities shall have the right to take up the streets
traversed by the rails, either for the purpose of altering the grades
thereof, constructing or repairing drains, or for laying down, removing, or repairing water or gas pipes, or electrical conduits of any kind,
and for all other purposes within the province and privileges of the
. Corporation, without being liable for any compensation or damage
that may be occasioned to the working of the railway or to the works
herein contemplated, but the said City authorities shall nevertheless
replace and put in as good order and condition as before such removal
and displacement any and all of the tracks, poles, wires, or works
belonging to the parties of the second part which said authorities may
at any time remove or displace; and if not so replaced and put in good
order and condition by said City authorities within a reasonable time,
with due regard to the completion of the work that may be in hand
by the Corporation, the parties of the second part may cause the same
to be done at the expense of such authorities.
"20. The rail to be employed by the said railway shall be the flat-
rail, such as is now generally used for the present system of electrical
Or horse-car railways.
"21. Each car employed on the said railway shall be numbered.
"22. The cars shall run over the whole of the streets mentioned in
the Schedule hereto on which the said tracks are laid, at least 15
hours in summer and 15 hours in winter on each day, and at intervals
6f not more than 30 minutes.
"23. The speed of the cars shall never exceed ten miles an hour.
"24. The conductor or other person in charge of each car shall
announce to the passengers the names of the streets as the cars reach
them.
1 '25. The cars shall be used exclusively for the carriage of passengers.
"26. The parties of the second part shall be liable for all damages
arising out of the construction or operation of the works herein contemplated.
"27. If the said parties of the second part neglect to keep the tracks,
or roadway between same, or crossings between and on each side of
the rails in good condition, or to have the necessary repairs made STREET RAILWAYS.
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therein as aforesaid, the City Surveyor or other proper officer shall
give notice thereof requiring such repairs to be made forthwith, and
if not made within a reasonable time the said City Surveyor or other
officer as aforesaid may cause the repairs to be made, and the amount
so expended by the Corporation may be recovered against the said
parties of the second part in any Court of competent jurisdiction.
That before breaking up, opening, or interfering with any of
the said streets for the purpose of constructing the said railway, the
said parties of the second part will give, or cause to be given, to the
said Corporation at least 30 days notice of their intention, and that
no more than 2,500 feet of the said streets shall be broken up or opened
at any one time, and that when the work thereon shall have been commenced, the same shall be proceeded with steadily and without intermission, and as rapidly as the same can be carried on, due regard
being had to the proper and efficient construction of the same.
"2y. That during the construction of the said railways due and proper care shall be taken to leave sufficient space and crossings so that
the traffic and travel on the said streets and other streets intersecting
same shall not be unnecessarily impeded, and lights burning or
watchman provided and kept by the said parties of the second part,
when and where required, to prevent accidents to the public.
"30. That the tracks of said street railway or railways shall not exceed five feet in width, and shall be flush with the street, so as to offer
as little obstruction as possible to vehicles crossing the same, and that
it shall and may be lawful to and for all and every person and persons
whomsoever to travel upon and use the said tracks with their vehicles,
loaded or empty, when and so often as they may please, provided they
do not impede or interfere with the cars of the said, parties of the
second part running thereon, and subject at all times to the right of
the said parties of the second part (their executors, administrators,
and assigns) to keep the said tracks with the said cars when meeting
or overtaking any other vehicle thereon.
"31. That the said parties of the second part shall and will at all
times employ careful, sober, and civil agents, conductors, or.drivers,
to take charge of the cars upon the said railways, and that the said
parties of the second part, and their agents, conductors, and drivers,
shall and will from time to time, and at all times during the continuance of this franchise and the exercise of the rights and privileges
hereby conferred, operate the said railways and cause the same to be
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worked under such regulations as the Council of the City of Victoiia
may deem necessary and lequisite for the protection of the persons
and property of the public, and provided such regulations shall not
infringe on the privileges granted to the said parties of the second
part hereby.
"32. That the wire along which the trolleys run shall be at a distance of not less than eighteen feet above the street.
"33. That the parties of the second part, in addition to the powers
hereinbefore expressed, may lay, construct, and operate a single line
of street railway over and along any bridge in the said city, the tracks
of such railway on any bridge to be flush with the flooring of the same:
Provided, however, that the said parties of the second part shall furnish and lay, at their own expense, a new flooring over the whole
of any bridge so crossed; and provided also, that the location
of any such bridge line, and the work done therein, and the material
provided therefoi, shall be to the satisfaction of the City Surveyor or
such other officer as aforesaid.
"34. That the poles used for supporting the electrical conduits shall
not be inferior in appearance to those, on the day of the date hereof,
used in Government Street, in the City of Victoria, by the Telephone
Company.
"In witness whereof the parties of the second part have hereto set
their hands and seals, and the Corporation has caused the corporate
seal of the City of Victoria to be hereto affixed.
(As amended, No. (187) 63.)
"Signed, sealed, and delivered )
in the presence of— \
(B. Sinclair) (Signed)
(B. Sinclair)
(D. W. Higgins)
(1). W. Higgins)
(Wm. Hammond)
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J. D. Waeeen.
Andrew Gray.
Thos Shotbolt.
Joseph Hunter.
D. W. Higgins.
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'SCHEDULE.
Port Street to City Boundary line, east.
Yates Street to Fort Street boundary line east.
Johnson Street (part). STREET  RAILWAYS.
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Pandora Street (all).
Cook, North Park, and Pioneer Streets.
Douglas Street to Northern Boundary of City limits.
Hillside Avenue.
Store, Discovery, and Constance Streets.
Eock Bay Bridge to Work Street.
Bridge Street.
Government Street and James Bay Bridge.
Belleville, St. Lawrence, Menzies, and Erie Streets to Outer Wharf.
Simcoe Street to Beacon Hill Park."
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the City of
Victoria as follows:
1. That the said agreement hereinbefore recited shall be and the
same is hereby ratified and confirmed, and the said J. Douglas Warren,
Andrew Gray, Thomas Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter, and David Williams
Higgins, and their assigns, are hereby authorized to lay down and
construct street railways on the streets mentioned in the Schedule to
the said Agreement, and to operate the same under the conditions,
provisions, and restrictions (and not otherwise) in the said Agreement contained, and such other regulations as are herein set forth.
2. Before the said street railway is put into operation, the said J.
Douglas Warren, Andrew Gray, Thomas Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter,
and David Williams Higgins, or their assigns, shall submit to the Corporation of the City of Victoria, for their approval, the rules and regulations for the government and guidance of the conductors, brake-
men, or drivers upon the said railways, and others connected with the
working thereof, which said rules and regulations, when approved of
by the Council, shall be posted in some conspicuous place in each car
or carriage.
3. The cars and carriages of the said; J. Douglas Wairen, Andrew
Gray, Thomas Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter, and David Williams Higgins,
or their assigns, while running on the said railways, or any of them,
shall have the right to use the said railways as against all vehicles
whatsoever, and all other such vehicles using the said railways, whether
meeting or proceeding in the same direction as the said cars or carriages, shall turn out of the said track of the said railways and per-
roit^the said cars and carriages to pass, and shall in no case, and under
no pretence whatever, obstruct or hinder the passage thereof and^n
free use of the said railways by the said cars and carriages of the said 130
BANK  CREDIT.
J. Douglas Warren, Andrew Gray, Thomas Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter,
and David Williams Higgins, or their assigns,
4. The Corporation of the City of Victoria reserves the right to
grant permission to any person or persons, or bodies corporate, to
cross and recross the lines of railway to be constructed on the streets
mentioned in the said Schedule, or any other streets that may be
hereafter used by the said J. Douglas Warren, Andrew Gray, Thomas
Shotbolt, Joseph Hunter, and David Williams Higgins, or their assigns; but nothing in this section mentioned shall be deemed to restrict the generality of section 14 of the said Agreement.
5. This By-Law may be cited as "The Street Bailway By-Law, 1888."
Passed the Municipal Council the 21st day of November, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 5th day December, A. D.
1888.
mm
Wellington J. Dowleb, B
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 6 June, 1889)
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Bank Credit.
No. (170) 46.
A By-Law respecting the Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for
the Year 1889.
Be it enacted, by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Finance Committee of the said Council
to arrange for and obtain a credit by way of overdraft upon current
account with the Bank of British North America to an amount not
exceeding in the whole the sum of $50,000, including the now existing
overdraft, at a rate of interest not exceeding six per cent, per annum.
2. All moneys so overdrawn shall be used for the ordinary current
expenditure of the said Corporation, and shall be repaid to the said
Bank on or before the thirty-first day of December, 1889, out of the
Municipal revenue of the said Corporation for the current year.
3. This By-Law may be cited as the "Bank Credit By-Law, 1889." REVENUE—EXPENDITURE. 13]
Passed the Municipal Council the 30th day of January, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 2"?th day of February
A. D. 1889.
CL- s-] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Bowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 6 June, 1889 ~)
Revenue —Expenditure.
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A By-Law Respecting the Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue
for the year 1889.
Whereas the Council hereinafter mentioned have caused an estimate
to be prepared of the Municipal Revenue for the year 1889, and of the
expenditure required for the service of that year, a copy of which
estimate is*hereunto annexed;
And whereas it is expedient to authorize, by By-Law, the expenditure of the said revenue in accordance with the said estimate;
Therefore, be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the said Council to appropriate and expend
the Municipal Revenue of the said Corporation for the year 1889 for
the several purposes, and in the manner, named or indicated in the
estimate hereunto aunexed, or as nearly as circumstances permit.
2. All expenditure heretofore incurred by the Council out of thft
Municipal Revenue for the said year is hereby confirmed.
£    CORPORATION CITY OF VICTORIA.
Estimated Revenue, 1889.
Real Estate Tax '. $62,000 00
Licenses i  20,000 00
Licenses, Liquor  15,000 00
^Eoad Tax.. I  2,000 00
Fire Insurance Tax  6,000 00
Police Court Fines and Fees  3,000 00
Cemetery Fees • • 2,000 00
Pound...  50000
DogTax  20000
Weighing Machine  3ft0 00
Sundries                    250 00
JG^U.'.'............  520 00
mL REVENUE EXPENDITURE.
T. Storey  113 00
Russell's Guarantee Bond ■.-.  2,000 00
Cash on hand January 1,1889  1,279 75
Water Works.. J:i  38,000 00
$153,212 75
CORPORATION CITY OF VICTORIA.
Estimated Expenditure, 1889.
Interest on all loans	
Sinking Funds	
Eberts & Taylor	
Drake, Jackson & Helmcken	
Police:—
Superintendent  $ 1,500 00
Sergeant       1,080 00
Constables       7,800 00
Clothing ; ..      1,000 00
Keep of Prisoners       1,000 00
Clerk of Court  480 00
Police Magistrate       1,800 00
Contingencies       1,540 00
Charges:—
Treasurer f?   $ 2,000 00
City Clerk 1     1,080 00
Auditor       1,000 00
Clerk  720 00
Printing, Gas, Sundries, &c       4,200 00
Street Lighting:—
Estimated 12 months @ $690...,
Addition to plant, new masts, &c,
Contingencies	
Streets aud Bridges:—
Foreman	
Teamster	
Keep of horses	
Sprinkling, five months	
Engineer, Jumbo.	
Various work	
Fire Department:—
Salaries i	
Keep of Horses	
Gas and Fuel	
Repairs to Engine	
Hydrants ...!	
Hayes Truck	
8,280 00
7,500 00
1,000 00
900 00
780 00
600 00
750 00
960 00
14,010 00
6,760 00
720 00
120 00
400 00
1,000 00
4,000 00
$22,985 00
8,609 00
1,900 00
75 00
16,200 00
9,000 00
16,780 00
18,000 00 ■
REVENUE—EXPENDITURE.
Driver, Hose Cart  550 00
Shoeing  100 00
Express and extras  100 00
Incidentals  750 00
Sidewalks:—
Repairer $ 780 00
Various work  7,220 00
Surveying Expenses:—
City Surveyor  1,500 00
Assistant.  600 00
Contingencies  150 00
Cemetery:—
Keeper $ 900 00
Secretary  240 00
Contingencies  500 00
Pound:—
Keeper $ 720 00
Contingencies  80 00
Board of Health.—
Medical Officer $ 720 00
Sanitary Officer  720 00
Two men, say  1,200 00
Contingencies ,  5,000 00
Library	
General Interest	
Commission on collections    .:...
Legal Adviser's retaining fee	
" fees, &c	
City Hall and office furniture 	
Donations	
Water Works	
Reserve	
Park:	
Keeper". I     540 00
Contingencies     3,000 00
14,500 00
8,000 00
2,250 00
1,640 00
800 00
7,640 00
1,200 00
1,800 00
500 00
500 00
1,000 00
500 00
1,000 00
10,000 00
5,000 00
3,540 00
$153,419 00
Passed the Municipal Council the 7th day of February, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 13th day of March, A. D
1889. JOHN GRANT,
[n. s.] Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. O.
(Gazette, 6 June, 1889.) 134
OFFICERS' REMUNERATION  BY LAW   AMENDED.
No. (172>48.
A By-Law to Amend the "Consolidated Officers' Remuneration By-
Law, 1886." |ffl>:8l
Whereas it is expedient to amend the "Consolidated Qfficers/ jle-
muneration By-Law, 1886;"
Be it therfore enacted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of
the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows i—
1. That in the schedule attached to the said By-Law the line "City
Carpenter $65.00 per month" is hereby changed to read "City Carpenter $75.00 per month/'
2. This By-Law inay be cited as "The Consolidated Officers Remuneration Amendment By-Law, 1889.**
Passed the Municipal Council the 20th day of March, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 27th day pf March, A. D. 1889.
[l. s.] JOHN GJRANT,
Wellington J. Dowlhr, C. M. C. Mayor.
{Gazette, 6 June, 1889.)
Buildings By-Law Amendment.
a%- No. (173)49..   _   ' .
Buildings By-Law Amendment By-Law.
Whereas it is desirable to amend the Buildings By-Law;
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Council
of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. That section 22 of the Bnildiugs By-Law be amended by adding,
after the word "made," at the end of section 22 of the said By-rLaw,—
"When    such    additions   or alterations shall   materially   increase
the danger by fire or add to the permanency of said building. (As
amended, No. (188) 64.)
2. Every person convicted of an infraction of section 22 of the said
By-Law, as amended, shall forfeit and pay therefor a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.
3. In case any person be convicted of any infraction of said By-
Law under section 22, as amended, and the addition or alteration in
in respect of which conviction was made be not removed within fourteen days after the date of such conviction, then such person shall be GUARANTEE—TRAMWAY  BONDS.
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deemed to have again infringed the provisions of said section 22, as
amended, and be liable to a further penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, as provided in section 2 of this By-Law, and so
in succession after each and every period of fourteen days such person shall be deemed to have infringed the provisions of said section
22, as amended, and be liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred
and fifty dollars as aforesaid, in respect of each and every of such infringements.
4. So much of section 33 of the Buildings By-Law as is consistent
with sections 2 and 3 of this By-Law is hereby repealed.
5. Section 9 of the Buildings By-Law is hereby amended by adding,
after the words "allowance thereof" at the end of said sections, the
words following: ^except in the case of second story bay-windows or
balconies, which may so project over provided such projection be not
over 3 feet 6 inches, and be at least 15 feet above the level of such
street, road, or pubHc place, or the sidewalk or sidewalk allowance
thereof, and be supported by iron brackets, to the satisfaction of the
said Buildings Inspector."
6. This By-Law may be cited as the "Buildings By .Law Amendment By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 6th day of February, A. D. 1889i
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 24th day of April, A. D. 1889.
D&.S.] JOHN GRANT.
Wellington J. Dowleb, Mayor.
C. M. C.
X^fazette, 6 June, 1889)
Guarantee—Tramway Bonds.
No. (174) 50.
The Street Railway Guarantee By-Law, 1889.
Whereas, by a by-law entitled the "Street Railway By-Law, 1888,"
passed by the Corporation of the City of Victoria on the 5th day of
December, A. D. 1888, a charter or franchise was granted by the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the said City of Victoria to J. Douglas Warren, Andrew Gray, David W. Higgins, Joseph Hunter,
and Thomas Shotbolt, to lay tracks, erect poles and string wires thereon, for motor, lighting and other electrical purposes;
And whereas the said J. Douglas Warren, Andrew Gray, D. W.
Higgins, Joseph Hunter, and Thomas Shotbolt have since assigned
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GUARANTEE—TRAMWAY   BONDS.
all their right, title and interest in and to the said charter or franchise, through the Honorable John Herbert Turner as Trustee, to a
company incorporated and known as the "National Electric Tramway
and Lighting Company, Limited Liability;"
And whereas the said National Electric Tramway and Lighting
Company, Limited Liability, is desirous of prosecuting to completion
the works contemplated and provided for by the said charter or franchise, and have applied to the Corporation of the City of Victoria for
' aid, in order that the said works may be speedily constructed and put
in operation;
And whereas it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said company for such aid by a guarantee of interest at the rate of five (5)
per cent, per annum for a period of twenty years.on the sum of forty
thousand dollars ($40,000) for a part of the undertaking contemplated
by said company, namely, for the purpose of constructing and equipping a street tramway or railway;
And whereas it will require the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000)
to be raised annually by special rate for the payment of said interest,
in the event of the said corporation being called upon to pay same;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised assessment roll, being for the year 1888, was $5,758,445, irrespective of
any future increase of the ratable property of the municipality, and
of any income in the nature of tolls, interest, or dividends from the
work, or from any stock, shares, or interest in the work upon which
the money so to be raised, or any part thereof, is intended to be invested, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary investment of the sinking fund or any part thereof;
And whereas for paying the said interest (in case as aforesaid) it
will require an equal annual special rate of one twenty-eighth of one
per cent, on the dollar;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Therefore, be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. That the Corporation of the City of Victoria shall guarantee interest at the rate of five per cent, per annum on the bonds of the said National Electric Tramway and Lighting Company, Limited Liability,
to the amount of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) for a period of twenty
years from the date of said guarantee, in manner following, namely:—
2. When it shall have been shown to the satisfaction of the Corporation of the City of Victoria that fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000)
of the capital stock of the said company has been paid up by the
subscribers thereto and bona fide expended in and towards the construction of a street railway in said city by said company, according
to their charter, the said corporation shall guarantee interest at the
rate of five per cent, per annum on a first issue of bonds of the said
company to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), the interest so guaranteed to be paid half-yearly.
3. When it shall have been shown to the satisfaction of the said
corporation that a further sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000)
of the capital stock of the said company has been paid up by the
shareholders thereof, and a sum of at least forty-five thousand dollars
($45,000) has been bona fide expended in and towards the construction of a street railway in said city by the said company, the said corporation shall further guarantee interest at the rate of five per centum
per annum on a further issue of bonds of said company to the amount
of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for a period of twenty years from
the date of such guarantee, the interest so guaranteed to be payable
half-yearly.
4. When it shall have been shown to the satisfaction of the said
corporation that a further sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) of
the capital stock of the said company has been paid up by the shareholders thereof, and that a sum of at least seventy thousand dollars
($70,000) has been bona fide expended by the company in and towards the construction of a street railway aforesaid,-the said corporation shall further guarantee interest at the rate of five per centum
per annum on a further and final issue by the said company of bonds
to the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for a period of twenty
years from the date of such guarantee, the interest so guranteed to be
payable half-yearly, the proceeds of this last issue of bonds to be expended as aforesaid.
5. The liability of the said corporation shall not extend beyond the
guarantee of interest at the rate of five per centum per annum as
aforesaid.
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GUARANTEE—TRAMWAY   BONDS.
6. The guarantee is subject to the conditions that the said corporation shall have the right to appoint one or more auditors to examine
the books of the said company, and shall have the further right to a
representative on the board of directors of the said company during
the whole period of the continuance of this guarantee, such representative to be nominated by the said corporation.
7. Any sum or sums of money so paid by the said corporattion
under its guarantee or guarantees as aforesaid shall be a first charge
upon all the property and undertaking of the said company, subject
to the said bonds, and shajl be a part of the consideration for this
guarantee, and shall be payable and paid to the said corporation by
the said company before any dividend shall have been paid to the
shareholders thereof.
8. The acceptance by said company of the benefit of this guarantee
shall be conclusive evidence of the assent of said company to the
foregoing elause of this by-law.
9. The form of bonds to be issued by said company to be approved
of by said corporation before any liability uiider this guarantee attaches. ql.;i,
10. This by-law and the liability of the said corporation is subject
to the condition that the moneys expended by the company to obtain
the benefit of this guarantee, and the moneys obtained from the proceeds of the bonds in respect of which interest is guaranteed by said
corporation, shall be bona fide expended by said company in and towards the construction of a street railway, and for no other purpose.
11. That for the purpose of forming a sinkihg fund for the payment of said interest, an equal special rate of one-twenty-eighth of
one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be raised,
levied, and collected in each year, in case said corporation be called
iipon to pay same, upon all ratable property in the said municipality"
during the continuance of this guarantee.
12. This by-law shall take effect on the 28th day of June, A. D. 1889.
13. This by-law may be cited for all purposes as the "Street Rail-
w&y Guarantee By-Law, 1889."
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Passed the Municipal Council the 23rd day of May, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 11th day of June, A. D. 1889. LOAN,  $45,000—STREETS,   BRIDGES   AND  CEMETERY.
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Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 12th  day  of June  A   D
1889.
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.J Wellington J. Dowler,   C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette. 20 June, 1889.)
Loan, $45,000—Streets, Bridges and Cemetery.
Loan By-Law.
Whereas the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria has resolved to raise, by way of loan, the sum of $45,000, to
be expended in street and bridge improvements in said City, and in
enlarging the area of Ross Bay Cemetery;
And whereas it will require the sum of $3,169 to be raised annually
by special rate for the payment of said debt and interest, as is hereinafter mentioned;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised
assessment roll, being for the year 1888, was $5,758,000, iirespective
of any future increase of the ratable property of the Municipality,
and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest or dividends from
the work, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary investments of the sinking fund, or any part thereof;
And whereas for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the said principal sum of $45,000, and interest
as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual special rate
of one-eighteenth of one per cent, on the dollar;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:—
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise,
by way of loan, from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in
the whole the sum of $45,000, and cause the same to be paid to the
Treasurer of the said Corporation, for the purpose and with the objects following, that is to say, to be expended in alterations, additions
and improvements, as follows:— i2
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LOAN. $45,000—STREETS,   BRIDGES   AND  CEMETERY
Rock Bay Bridge.
Work Street.
Pandora Street extension.
Third Street extension. |Jg
Fernwood Road.
Yates Street.
Broad Street.
Blanchard Street extension.
Wharf Street, for sanitary purposes.
Ross Bay Cemetery.
Ontario Street.
Dallas Road.
Catherine Street and other streets.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to issue any number
of debentures, to be made for such sums of moneys as may be required, for not less than $1,000 each, and that the said debentures shall
be sealed with the seal of the said Corporation of the Qii^ of Victoria,
and be signed by the MayoE*.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in 30 years from
the day hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at the
office of the treasurer of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria,
and sfmll have attached to them coupons for the pay ment of the interest.
4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after the rate
of five per cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall
be payable yearly at the office of the Treasurer of said Corporation.
5. That for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment
of the said debentures, and the interest at the rate aforesaid to become
due thereon, an equal special rate of one-eighteenth of one per cent,
on the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be raised, levied and
collected in each year upon all ratable property in the said Municipality during the continuance of the said debentures or any of
them. f||
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time
to time to purchase any of the said debentures, and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and repurchase same, on paying the amount thereof, and interest due.thereon to the date of such purchase, to the holder or holders thereof; and
all debentures so repurchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed; and no re-issue of debentures, shall be made in consequence
of such re-purchaje.
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7. This By-Law shall take effect upon the 28th day of June, A. D.
1889.
8. This by-law may be cited as "The Forty Five Thousand Dollar
Loan By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 23rd day of May, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 11th day of June, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered*and finally passed the Council this 14th day of June, A. D.
1889. W
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 20 June, 1889.)
Mayor's Remuneration.
The Mayor's Remuneration By-Law.
Whereas under and by virtue of the "Municipal Act, 1889," it is
enacted that the Council of every Municipality may from time to
time make, alter or repeal by-laws for (inter alia) paying the Mayor
out of the annual revenue a sum of money not exceeding $2000;
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the Corpora-
tin of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. There shall be paid to the Mayor for the time being of the said
City of Victoria, out of the annual revenue of the said city, the sum
of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
2. This by-law may be cited for all purposes as the "Mayor's Remuneration By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 23rd day of May, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered  and finally passed the Council this 12th day of June,  A.  D.
1889.
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 20 June, 1889.)
Assistant Assessors' Remuneration.
-;■■'»   No. (177)53.      ■-■•t-^   -. ■:*$£:  .*.:
.4 By-Law to Provide for the Payment of Assistant Assessors.
Whereas on the 17th day of April, A. D, 1889, Wm. Dalby, Wm. W.
Northcote and E. Dickinson were elected and appointed to assist the
Assessor of the City of "victoria in his duties;
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.1 REVENUE.
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:— |fc
1. Each of them, the said Wm. Dalby, William W. Northcote and
E. Dickinson, shall be paid for his services as such Assistant Assessor
at the rate of $1 for every entire hour during which he was actually
engaged in his duties as an Assistant Assessor as aforesaid.
2. This by-law may be cited as "The Assistant Assessors' By-Law,
1S89,"
Passed the Municipal Council the 15th day of May, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 14th day of June, A. D. 1889.
JOHN GRANT,
|l. s.l Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C
(Gazette, 20 June, 1889.)
Revenue.
•    --M' 8°- (178)54.     . •    : .-jH
A By-Law for raising Municipal Revenue,
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "The Revenue By-Law, 1889."
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this By-Law.
3. From and after the passage of this By-Law the general municipal revenue of the city shall be raised, levied and collected from the
sources hereinafter mentioned, namely:
(a.) Taxes upon real estate and improvements thereon,
(o.) Licenses,
(c.) Road tax,
(d.) Dog-tax,
(e.) Taxes upon such personal property as*%notthe subject of taxation for provincial purposes, and
(/.) Taxes on clubs.
4. There shall be raised, levied and collected in each year, upon all the
real property and improvements on real property mentioned in the
«Spsessment roll for the:time being in force in tire city of Victoria, an
equal.rate of 7-10 of one,per cent, on the assessed value thereof as appears by said roll. REVENTJE.
5. The aforesaid taxes shall be due and payable, by the person or
persons liable for the same, to the Collector of the said Corporation
at his office in the City Council Chambers, in the City of Victoria, on
ihe 30th day of   November, in the year 1889, and on the same day
of the mofifh of November in each other year.
6. Every person using or carrying on, within the limits of the Corporation of the said City, any of the trades, occupations, professions,
or business montioned in Schedule A hereto particularly described,
shall take out a periodical license for such period as in the said schedule set out, and shall pay therefor such periodical sum as is therein
specified, which said sums shall respectively,be paid in advance to
and for the use of the Corporation of the City of Victoria and their
successors.
7. No person shall use, practice, carry on or exercise any trade,
occupation, profession or business in the said Schedule A described
or named without having taken out and granted to him, her or them
a license in that behalf. The licenses to be granted as aforesaid may
be in the form of Schedule B hereto; and the same are to be granted
so as to terminate on the 30th June and 31st December, and no proportionate reduction shall be made on account of any person commencing businesSi. |-^jjb
8. Road Tax. In addition to the annual rate on the property comprised in the assessment roll, and to the amounts to be levied and collected by means of licenses for using or following the several trades,
occupations ior professions specified by law in that behalf, every male
person between the ages of twenty-one and sixty, residing or living or
personally engaged or employed in any business or occupation in the
City for at least ninety days, shall, on demand, pay to the Collector of the City at his office at the City Hall, for the use of the Corporation, the annual sum of two dollars ($2.00) by way of road tax;
Provided always, that any person (whether resident or not) paying
the said tax, who is assessed on the municipal roll for real estate tax,
Shall be entitled to have the amount so paid applied on or towards
payment of any real estate tax for the time being owing by him.
9. Every person who owns, or for the space of one month harbours
or possesses, any dog shall for each such dog, if running at large, pay
to tlie Collector of the City, for the use of the Corporation, an annual
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10. The penalties and procedure for enforcing section 6 of this By-
Law and the schedule referred to therein shall be those contained in
sections 171 and 172 of the "Municipal Act, 1889." In all other cases
of infractiou of this By-Law the penalties and procedure shall be
those mentioned in sections 105 and 106 of the said Municipal Act.
11. So much of every By-Law which relates to revenue as in anywise conflicts with or is inconsistent with the provisions of this By-
Law is hereby repealed, so far as is necessary to give full force and
effect to this By-Law, and no further.
Passed the Municipal Council this 15th day of May, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 26th day of June, A. D.
1889.
[L. B.]
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowleb, C. M. (J.
SCHEDULE A.
1. Each person who vends spirituous liquors by retail at any house
or place within the limits of the City of Victoria, or vends fermented
liquors by retail at any house or place within the limits of the City
of Victoria (other than a restaurant in respect of which he holds a
license for the sale of beer, porter or wines with meals, and not otherwise), for each house where such vending is carried on, $100 for every
six months.
2. Each person not having a license to vend by retail, as mentioned
in section 1 of this Schedule, vending, bartering or trafficking by retail in fermented, spirituous or other liquors in a shop, store or place
other than an inn, saloon, ale or beer-house or other house of public
entertainment, in quantities of not less than a reputed pint bottle at
any one time to any one person, and at the time of sale wholly removes
and takes away the liquor in quantities of not less than a reputed
pint bottle, for each house or place where such vending is carried on,
$75 for every six months.
3. Each person not having a retail license to vend as mentioned in
sections 1 and 2 of this Schedule, and vending spirituous or fermented
liquors by wholesale, that is to say, in quantities of not less than two
gallons at anyone time, at any house or place within the city limits
other than any house or place in respect of which he holds a license
to sell such liquors by retail, for each house or place where such vending is carried on, $50 for every six months. revenue.
4. Every person who keeps a restaurant and supplies beer or porter
or wines with meals and not otherwise, for each such restaurant
where such vending is carried on, other than any restaurant in respect
of which he holds a license to sell spirituous or fermented liquors by
retail, $25 for every six months.    (As amended, No. (194) 69.)
5. Each person keeping a saloon or building where a billiard table
is used for hire or profit, $5 for each table for every six months.
6. Each person keeping a bowling alley or rifle gallery, $5 for every
six months.
7. Each person selling opium (except chemists and druggists using
the same in preparation of prescriptions of medical practitioners),
$250 for every six months.
8. Each person who smokes opium, $5 for every six months.
9. Each person carrying on the business of a wholesale, or of a
wholesale and retail, merchant or trader, $50 for every six months.
Every person who, either on his own behalf or as agent for another
or others, solicits or takes orders for goods, wares, or merchandize, to
be suppHed or furnished by any person or firms doing business outside of the Province and not having a permanent and licensed place
of business within the Province, $10 for every six months.
10. Every retail trader, $5 for every six months.
The licenses mentioned in sections 9 and 10 of this schedule enable
the person paying the same to change his place of business at pleasure,
but not to carry on business at two places at the same time under one
license.
11. Every hawker or peddler,H20 for every six months, except every
person (other than a farmer selling produce grown or raised by him
in the Province of British Columbia) engaged in peddling or hawking any fish, game, or farm produce, $10 for every six months. (As
amended, No. (194) 69.)
12. Every person who keeps or carries on a public wash-house or
laundry, $5 for every six months. j^jgj
13. lEvery person who carries on the business of a pawnbroker,
$125 for every six months.
14. Each person or persons, the owner or owners of cabs, buggies, I
REVENUE.
carts, waggons, carriages, omnibuses, and other vehicles kept for hire,
i>2.50 for every six months for each vehicle: Provided, that no person
or company holding a license under this section shall be liable at the
same time to take out or pay for a license in respect of the livery
stable at which the vehicle mentioned in such license is kept.
15. Every livery stable keeper, $10 for ever six months.
16. Every person owning a pack-train of more than six animals,
freight waggon, stage coach or omnibus used in transporting goods for
profit or hire a distance beyond ten miles from the City of Victoria,
$5 for every six months.
17. Each person owning a pack-train of less than six animals, dray,
waggon or omnibus used in transporting goods and passengers for
hire or profit within a distance of ten miles from the City of Victoria,
$2.50 for every six months.
18. Every person carrying on, on his own account, the business of
a banker at one place of business, $400 for every twelve months, and
for each other place of business, $100 for every twelve months.
19. Each person practicing as a barrister or solicitor, $12.50 for
every six months.
20. Each person (other than a barrister or solicitor who has taken
out a license to practice as such) following the occupation of a conveyancer or land agent, or both, $12.50 for every six months.
21. Each auctioneer (not being a Government officer selling by
auction Government property, or sheriff or sheriff's officer, or bailiff
selling lands, goods or chattels taken in execution or for the satisfaction of rent and taxes), in addition to any other license before mentioned, $50 for every six months.
22. Every person who exhibits a public circus or menagerie, $50 for
each exhibition.
23. Every person following, within the Municipality of the City of
Victoria, any trade, occupation or calling not hereinbefore enumerated,
or who enters into any contract or agreement to perform any work or
furnish any material, $5 for every six months: Provided always, that
no person employed as a journeyman, or for wages only, and not employing other persons or having a regular place of business, shall be
subject to the provisions of this section. aldermen's remuneration.
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SCHEDULE B.
Municipality of	
A. B. has paid the sum of $ in respect of a
license to and  is entitled
to carry on the business of    :	
at from 18 to
 18....
Dated	
C. D.,
Collector.
(Gazette, 11 July, 1889)
Aldermen's Remuneration.
No. (179) 55.        :if\
The A Merman's Remuneration By-Law.
Whereas, under and by virtue of the "Municipal Act, 1889," it is
enacted that the Council of every Municipality may from time to time
-make, alter or repeal by-laws for (inter alia) paying the Aldermen,
out of the annual revenue, a sum of money not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200):
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. There shall be paid to each Alderman for the time being of the
said Ci% of Victoria, out of t!ie annual revenue of the said City, the
sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00).
2. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Alderman's
Remuneration By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 26feh day of June, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council, this 3rd day of July, A. D. 1889.
JOHN GSANT,
[L. S.] Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C. ^7
(Gazette, 11 July, 1889.)
Loan, $70,000—Waterworks.
No. (180)56.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise
the Sum of $70,000 for Water Works purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a sum, $70,000, for the purpose of
completing the new 16-inch main and for extending the said water
works; tetpm
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LOAN, $70,00C—WATERWORKS.
And whereas for the purpose aforesaid it is intended to raise, by
way of loan upon the credit of the said city, the sum $70,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $4,928 to be raised annually
by special rate for the payment of said debt and interest as hereinafter mentioned;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised assessment roll, being for the year 1888, was $5,758,000, irrespective of
any future increase of the ratable property of the municipality, and
of any income in the nature of tolls, interest or dividends from the
work, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary investment of the sinking fund or any part thereof;
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the said principal sum of $70,000, and interest as hereinafter mentionel, it will require an equal annual special
rate of (8-100) eight one hundredths of one per cent, on the dollar;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Therefore, be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said city to raise,
by way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the
whole the sum of $70,000, and cause the same to be paid to the treasurer of the said corporation for the purposes and with the objects
hereinbefore recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to issue any number
of debentures, to be made for such sums of money as may be required
for not less than $1,000 each, and that the said debentures shall be
sealed with the seal of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria
and be signed by the Mayor.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in thirty years
from the day hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at
the office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for ths&; payment of
the interest. LOAN, $60,000—WATERWORKS.
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4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after the rate
of 5 per cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be
payable yearly at the office of the Treasurer of the said Corporation.
5. That for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment
of the said debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid to become
due thereon, an equal special rate of 8-100 (eight one-hundreds) of
one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be
raised, levied and collected in each year upon all ratable property in
the said municipality, during the continuance of the said debentures
or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time
to time to purchase any of the said debentures; and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and purchase same on paying the amount thereof and interest due thereon to
the date of such purchase to the holder or holders thereof; and all
debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed,
and no reissue of debentures shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the "Municipal Act, 1889," and shall take effect on the first day of
August, A. D. 1889.
8. This by-law may be cited as the "$70,000 Water Works Loan
By-Law, 1889." A*$
Passed the Municipal Council this 10th day of July, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 23rd day of July, A D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 24th day of July, A. D. 1889.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler,   C. M. C Mayor.
City Clerk's Office, July 25th, 1889.
(Gazette, 1 August, 1889.)
Loan, $60,000—Waterworks.
§'   No. (181)57. '  4§1|-
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise
the sum of $60,000 for Water Works purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a sum of money for the extending
of the general distribution of the water of the water works of the
said City of Victoria; 150
LOAN, $60,000—WATERWORKS.
And whereas, for the purpose aforesaid, it is intended to raise, by
way of loan upon the credit of the said City, the sum of $60,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $4,225 to be raised annually
by special rate for the payment of said debt and interest as hereinafter mentioned;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised
assessment roll, being for the year 1888, was $5,758,000, irrespective
of any future increase of the ratable property of the municipality, and
of any income in the nature of tolls, interest or dividends from the
work, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary investments of the sinking fund or any part thereof;
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the said principal sum of $60,000 and interest
as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual special rate
of 7-100 of one per cent, on the dollar;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Therefore, be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:—
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise, by
way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who
may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole
the sum of $60,000, and cause the same to be paid to the Treasurer of
the said Corporation, for the purpose and with the object hereinbefore
recited. V>
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to issue any number
of debentures, to be made for such sums of money as may be required,
for not less than $1,000 each, and that the said debentures shall be
sealed with the seal of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria,
and be signed by the Mayor.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in thirty years
from the day hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at
the office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of
the interest. LOAN, 2§,Q00—PLEASURE  GROUNDS.
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4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after the
rate of five per cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest
shall be payable yearly at the office of the Treasurer of the said Corporation.
5. That for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment
of the said debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid to become
due thereon, an equal special rate of 7-100 of one per cent, on the
dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be raised, levied and collected in each year upon all ratable property in the said municipality
during the continuance of the said debentures or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time
to time to purchase any of the said debentures; and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and purchase same, on paying the amount thereof and interest due thereon
to the date of such purchase to the holder or holders thereof; and all
debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed,
and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in consequence of such
re-purchase.
7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation, in the manner provided
by the "Municipal Act, 1889," and shall take effect on the first day
oi August, A. D. 1889.
8. This by-law may be cited as the " $60,000 Water Works Loan
By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council this 10th day of July, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 23rd day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 24th day of July, A. D. 1889.
[l. s.] ifi JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C. Mayor.
yjQity Clerk's Office, July 25th, 1889.
{Gazette, 1 August, 1889.)
Loan, $25,000—Pleasure Grounds.
|i No. (182) 58. * -w
A By-Law for raising the sum of $25,000 to improve and beautify
the Public Pleasure Grounds.
Whereas it is expedient that Beacon Hill Park and its approaches,
and the lands recently transferred to the city for an esplanade, parks,
gardens, or pleasure grounds, should be improved and beautified;
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LOAN, $25,000—PLEASURE  GROUNDS.
And whereas the estimated cost of the said improvements and
works is $25,000, which sum it is proposed to raise by way of loan
upon the credit of the said city, as hereinafter mentioned;
And whereas it will require the sum of $1,760 to be raised annually
by special rate for the payment of the debt intended to be hereby
created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
city, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $5,758,000;
And whereas it will require an annual special rate of 3-100 of one
cent in the dollar for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal of the said intended debt,
according to the "Municipal Act, 1889";
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said city to raise, by
way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the
whole the sum of $25,000, and to cause the same to be paid into the
hands of the Treasurer of the said city, for the purpose and with the
object hereinbefore recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said mayor to cause any number
of debentures to be made for such sum or sums of money as may be
required, either in currency or sterling money, not less than. $1,000,
or its sterling equivalent, each; and all such debentures shall be
sealed with the seal of the said Corporation and signed by the Mayor.
3. The said debentures shall be made payable in thirty years from
the day hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at the
office of the said Treasurer, City Hall, Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of 5 per centum per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable
yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of LOAN, $15,000,   FIRE   DEPARTMENT.
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the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 3-100 of one cent in the dollar shall, in addition to all
other rates, be assessed, raised, levied and collected in each year upon
all ratable property within the said city, during the said term of thirty
years, unless such debentures shall be sooner paid.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council, from time
to time, to purchase any of the said debentures; and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and purchase same on paying the amount thereof, and interest due thereon
to the date of such purchase, to the holder or holders thereof; and all
debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in consequence of
such re-purchase.
7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the "Municipal Act, 1889," and shall take effect on the first day of
August, A. D. 1889. fj|j
8. This by-law may be cited as the " Pleasure Grounds Loan By-
Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 10th day of July, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 23rd day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 24th day of July, A. D. 1889.
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s] Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C.
City Clerk's Office, July 25th, 1889.
(Gazette, 1 August, 1889.)
Loan $15,000—Fire Department.
No. (183) 59.   |H
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise
the sum of $15,000 for Fire Department Purj)oses.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a sum of money for the purpose of
purchasing a new steam fire engine and other necessary articles in
connection therewith;
And whereas, for the purposes aforesaid, it is intended to raise by
way of loan, upon the credit of the said City, the sum of $15,000;
And whereas it will require the sum of $1,056 to be raised annually 154
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by special rate for the payment of said debt and interest as hereinafter mentioned; $|jgg
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised
assessment roll, being for the year 1888, was $5,758,000, irrespective
of any future increase of the ratable property of the Municipality,
and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest or dividends from
the work, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary investments of the sinking fund or any part thereof;
And whereas, for'paying the interest, and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the said principal sura of $15,000 and interest as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual special
rate of l-55th of one per cent, on the dollar;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Therefore, be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:—
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise,
by way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the
debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in
the whole the sum of $15,000, and cause the same to be paid to the
Treasurer of ihe said Corporation for the purpose, and with the objects hereinbefore recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to issue any number
of debentures, to be made for such sums of money as may be required,
for not less than $1,000 each; and that the said debentures shall be
sealed with the seal of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria,
and be signed by the Mayor.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in 30 years from
the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect, at the
office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of the interest.
4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after the rate
of five per centum per annum from the date thereof, which interest
shall be payable yearly at the office of the Treasurer of the said Corporation. THISTLES—PREVENTION.
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5. That for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment
of the said debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid to become due thereon, an equal special rate of l-55th (one-fifty-fifth) of
one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates, be
raised, levied and collected in each year upon all ratable property in
the said Municipality, during the continuance of the said debentures
or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time
to time to purchase any of the said debentures; and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and
purchase same on paying the amount thereof and interest due thereon to the date of such purchase to the holder or holders thereof; and
all -debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in consequence
of such repurchase.
7. This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided
by the "Municipal Act, 1889," and shall take effect on the first day
of August, 1889.
8. This By-Law may be cited as the "Eire Department By-Law,
1889." W
Passed the Municipal Council the 10th day of July, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 23rd day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 24th day of July, A. D. 1889.
[jb. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 1 Aug. 1889.)
Thistles—Prevention.
No. (184) 60.
A By-Law to Prevent the Growth of Weeds.
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows.—
Short Title.
1. This By-Law may  be cited as the "Consolidated Thistle By-
Law." Si
Interpretation.
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this By-Law. 156
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Destruction of Thistles.
3. Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupier, or agent for the owner or
lessee of any land, shall cut or cause to be cut down all thistles growing upon such land before such thistles shall have gone to seed or
come to flower.
4. It shall be lawful for any officer or person authorized by the
Council in this behalf to enter upon any land whereon thistles having
formed seed or come into flower are growing, and cut them down.
Penalty.
5. Every person convicted of an infraction of this By-Law shall
forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars.
Repeal.
6. "The Thistle By-Law, 1880 " (No. 71), and the "Thistle By-Law,
1880, Amendment By-Law, 1883" (No. 99), are hereby repealed.
Passed the Municipal Council the 22nd day of February, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 11th day of January,
A. D. 1889.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 1 Aug., 1889.}
Wharves—Regulation.
.#■ No. (185) 61.
A By-Law to regulate Wharves and the Traffic thereon, and to prevent Accidents thereat.
Be it enacted, by the Council of the Corporation - of the City of
Victoria as follows: —
Short Title.
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "Consolidated Wharves Regulation By-Law."
Interpretation.
2. The "Interpretation By-Law" applies to this By-Law.
Precautions.
3. Every owner, occupier, manager, or person having or exercising
control of any wharf used for the landing or embarkation of passengers, shall keep such wharf and the approaches thereto in good and
sufficient repair, order and management, and shall keep the same EEAC0N hill park regulation,
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well and sufficiently lighted, and shall provide and at all times have
ready for use on such wharf such and so many life-buoys, life-lines,
ladders, railings, and other appliances for saving life as the Council,
or any officer acting under its authority, shall from time to time
reasonably require.
Repeal.
4. The Wharves Regulation By-Law, 1874," (No. 15), and "The
Wharves Regulation Amendment By-Law, 1889," (No. 67), are hereby repealed; and this By-Law is substituted for them.
Passed the Municipal Council the 22nd day of February, A. D. 1888.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 11th day of January, A. D.
1889. JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 1 Aug., 1889.)
Beacon Hill Park Regulation.
No. (186) 62.
A By-Law to Prevent Animals Running at Large in- Beacon Hill
Park.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Victoria,
as follows:—
1. This By-Law may be cited as the "Beacon Hill Park Animals
Regulation By-Law."
2. The Interpretation By-Law applies to this By-Law.
3. No person shall suffer his horse, ass, mule, cow, cattle, goat,
sheep, swine or dog (except a dog registered under the provisions of
the Pound By-Law, No.—, 188 ), to run at large within the limits of
Beacon Hill Park.
4. It shall be the duty of the pound-keeper of the City of Victoria
or his deputy to impound all animals running at large within the
limits of Beacon Hill Park (except dogs registered under the Pound
By-Law, No. —, 188 ), and for so doing he shall demand and receive
from the respective owners of the animals so impounded the sum of
$2 for each horse, ass, mule, cow or other cattle, and the sum of 50
cents for each other animal.
5. The pound-keeper aforesaid shall daily furnish all animals impounded in the City Pound with good and sufficient food, water and 158
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shelter, and for so doing shall demand and receive from the respective owners of such animals, for the use of the Corporation, the following allowance over and above the fees for impounding, namely:—
For every horse, ass, mule, cow, or other cattle, 50 cents per day; for
every other animal, 25 cents per day.
6. Every animal so impounded shall be forthwith advertised by the
pound-keeper by a notice in writing containing a reasonable description of the animal and a statement of the day and hour of impounding,
and posted in a conspicuous place on the pound gate and at the City
Hall for at least three days.
7. The provisions for redemption and sale of animals impounded
under this by-law shall be the same as is provided for in "The Pound
By-Law, 188 ," in regard to animals impounded thereunder within
the limits of the City of Victoria.
8. Every person convicted of an infraction of any provision of this
by-law shall forfeit and pay therefor a penalty not exceeding $50.
Passed the Municipal Council the 17th day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 24th day of July, A. D. 1889*.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 1 August, 1889.) Aa
Tramway—Amendment.
No. (187) 63.
A By-Law to amend "The Street Railway By-Law 1888."
Whereas it is desirable to amend "The  Street Railway  By-Law,
1888;"
And whereas "The National Electric Tramway and Lighting Company, Limited Liability," the assignee of the parties of the second
part in the said by-law mentioned, has agreed to the amendment
thereof as hereinafter set out;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Municipal Council of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. That the memorandum of agreement set out in said by-law is
hereby amended by inserting in the 12th line thereof, after the
word "cars," the following words, namely: "and carrying on a general
electric business," and is hereby further amended by inserting afte* buildings by-law AMENDMENT.
the first word "line," of the sixteenth line thereof, the following words
namely: "and for the carrying on of such general electrical business."
2. That section one of the said agreement in said by-law contained
is hereby amended by inserting between the words "hereto" and "for"
in the fourth line thereof, the following words, namely: "except on
such of said streets or parts thereof as may not be wide enough to
allow ample carriage way on either side, in which case the said track
or tracks may be laid on the side of such streets or parts thereof."
3. Section nineteen of the agreement in said by-law contained is
hereby amended by adding thereto the following words, namely:
"but the said City authorities shall nevertheless replace and put in as
good order and condition as before such removal and displacement,
any and all of the tracks, poles, wires, or works belonging to the parties
of the second p irt which said authorities may at any time remove or
displace; and-if not so replaced and put in good order and condition
by said City authorities within a reasonable time, with due regard to
the completion of the work that may be in hand by the Corporation,
the parties of the second part may cause the same to be done at the
expense of such authorities."
4. Section twenty-two of the agreement in said by-law contained is
hereby amended by striking out the word "less" in the last line thereof, and inserting the word "more" in lieu thereof.
5. This by-law may be cited as the "Tramway Amendment By-
Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 24th day of July, A.D. 1889.
[L.s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 1 August, 1889.)
Buildings By-Law Amendment.
No. (188) 64.
A By-Law to amend the "Building By-Law Amendment By-Law,
1889."
Whereas it is desirable to amend the "Buildings By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1889;" 160
FIRE   DEPARTMENT—AMENDMENT.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of
Victoria as follows.— ||^
1. That section one of the "Buildings By-Law Amendment By-Law,
1889," be amended by striking out the words in lines one and two of
said section one, as follows:—"In the opinion of the Buildings Inspector." g|i| %J&
2. This by-law may be cited as the "Buildings By-Law Amendment
By-Law, No. 2, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 24th day of July, A. D. 1889.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 1 August, 1889.
Fire Department— Amendment.
No. (190)65.   %
A By-Law to amend the "Fire Department By-Law 1885."
Be it therefor enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. That section 6 of the "Fire Department By-Law, 1885," be amended in the following manner, by striking out the figures "$700.00"
in the fifth line thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the figures
"$1200.00;" and by striking out the figures "$720.00" in the eighth line
thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$900.00.
2. The Chief Engineer of the Fire Department shall during his
term of office, devote his whole time and attention to the affairs of
the said Department.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the "Fire Department Amendment By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 31st of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 14th day of August, A. D,
1889 T
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
(Gazette, 29 Aug., 1889.) OFFICERS   REMUNERATE >N   AMENDMENT.
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No. (191) 66.
A By-Law to amend the "Consolidated Officers' Remuneration By-
Law, 1886."
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows:—
1. That the schedule to the "Consolidated Officers' Remuneration
By-Law, 1886," be hereby amended by striking out the figures
$125.00" immediately opposite the words "City Surveyor," and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$150.00," and by adding to the said
schedule at the foot thereof the following words and figures:—
"Assistant Clerk to the Municipal Council, $90.00 per month.
2. This By-Law may be cited as the "Consolidated Officers' Remuneration By-Law, (amended) 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 31st day of July, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 14th day of August, A. D.
1889. JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Wellington J. Dowler, 0. M. C. Mayor.
(Gazette, 29 August, 1889.)
Bonus, Interest on $500,000, V. S. & N. W. R.
^|v        jSNo. (192)67.
A By-Law,  The Victoria, Saanich & New  Westminster Railway
Interest Bonus By-Law, 1889.
Whereas, the Honorable Amor De Cosmos, the Honorable John
H. Turner, M.P.P., John Grant, Esq., M.P.P., Charles E. Redfern,
Esq., Alexander Wilson, Esq.. Alexander Alfred Green, Esq., and
James Stewart Yates, Esq., all of the City of Victoria, in the Province
of British Columbia, by an act passed by the Parliament of the
Dominion of Canada at its last session were, together with such other
persons who should become shareholders in the company thereby incorporated, duly constituted a body corporate under the name of "The
Victoria, Saanich and New Westminster Railway Company," for the
purpose of constructing, equipping, owning and operating lines of
railway, with the branch lines and steam ferries there mentioned;
and jl  ; ^p
Whereas the said Victoria, Saanich and New Westminster Railway Company, being desirous of prosecuting the works authorized by 162
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the said Act of Incorporation as expeditiously as possible, have
applied to the Corporation of the City of Victoria for aid to enable
them to do so; and
Whereas it is expedient that the application should be granted and
that the said Corporation should grant and guarantee unto the said
company a bonus of interest at the Tate of four per cent per annum
on the bonds of the company to the extent of five hundred thousand
dollars, for a period of twenty-five years, and should also grant a
supply of water for the uses of the said railway, free of charge, for a
period of ten years, and should also exempt from all Municipal taxation for a like period of ten years the property, yards and works of
the said company; and
Whereas, for paying the interest intended to be hereby granted
by way of bonus, it will require the sum of twenty thousand dollars
to be raised annually by a special annual rate of seven-twentieths of
one per cent, on the dollar, to be levied on the whole ratable property
of the Municipality; and
Whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised assessment roll, was $5,758,445, irrespective of any future increase of the
ratable property of the Municipality and of any income in the nature
of tolls, interest or dividends from the works, or from any stock,
shares or interest in the work upbh which the money so to be raised
or any part thereof, is intended to be invested, and also irrespective
of any income from the temporary investment of the sinking fund or
any part thereof; and
Whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
1.' That the Corporation of the City of Victoria shall grant, guarantee and pay to the Victoria, Saanich and New Westminster Railway Company a bonus of interest at the rate of four per cent, per annum, payable half-yearly, for a period of twenty-five years on the
first issue of bonds by the said company to the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and such interest shall be payable to the said
company either at the Bank of British North America, or at such
other chartered bank of the Dominion of Canada doing business in
the^said city of Victoria as may be agreed upon. WATER  COMMISSIONER.   SALARY.
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2. For the purpose of paying the grant and guarantee of interest
mentioned in the last preceding section of this by-law an equal
special rate of seven-twentieths of one per cent, on the dollar shall,
in addition to all other rates, be levied and collected in each year
upon all ratable property within the said City of Victoria during the
period of such grant of interest.
3. That all the property, yards and works, rolling stock and plant
belonging to the said company in the City of Victoria, shall be and
the same is hereby declared to be exempted from all taxation by this
Corporation from the date of the commencement of the construction
of the said railway until the completion thereof and for ten years
afterwards. ^^
4. That the said Corporation of the City of Victoria shall grant to
the company a full supply of water required for the uses of the railway within and near the said City for a like period as in the last preceding section mentioned.
5. That this by-law shall take effect on the 26th day of November,
1889.
6. This by-law may be cited for all. purposes as "The Victoria,
Saanich and New Westminster Railway Interest Bonus By-Law,
1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 31st day of July, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 13th day of August, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 14th day of August, A. D.
1889.
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Mayor.
Wbt^iIngton J. Dowler, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 29 Aug., 1889.)
Water Commissioner, Salary.
No. (193) 68. ^,.
A By-Law to amend the ''Water Commissioner By-Law, 1887."
Whereas it is expedient to amend the "Water Commissioner By-
Law, 1887;"
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Board  of Aldermen of
the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows: mmss
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REVENUE  BY-LAW,   AMENDMENT.
1. That section 4 of the said by-law is hereby amended by striking
out the words "one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month" in
the third and fourth lines thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the
words "one hundred and fifty dollars per month."
2. This by-law may be cited as the "Water Commissioner Amendment By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 4th day of September, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 11th day of September, A. D.
1889. |h   JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.l Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C.
{Gazette, 3 October, 1889.)
Revenue By-Law, Amendment.
No. (194) 69.
A By-Law to amend "The Revenue By-Law, 1889."
Whereas it is expedient to amend "The Revenue By-Law, 1889;"
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of
the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. That section 4 of schedule A of the said By-Law is hereby
amended by striking out the words and figures "$50 for every six
months," in the ninth line thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the
words and figures "$25 for every six months."
2. That section 11 of the said schedule is hereby amended by adding at the end of the said section the words and figures following,
namely: "except every person (other than a farmer selling produce
grown or raised by him in the province of British Columbia) engaged in peddling or hawking any fish, game or farm produce, $10
for every six months."
3. This By-Law may be cited as "The Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1889."    .
Passed the Municipal Council the 2nd day of October, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council, this 16th day of October, A. D.
1889. JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 21 November, 1889.) DISTRICT  TELEGRAPH   CHARTER.
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No. (195) 70.
By-Law granting the right and privilege of erecting, constructing,
maintaining and operating a. District Telegraph System in the
City of Victoria, Province of British Columbia, to the undermentioned persons or their assigns.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria as follows: —
Section 1.—That F. F. Clark, C. G. Perkins and J. F. Mclntyre,
of Port Townsend, W. T., and F. G. Richards Jr., of Victoria, Province of British Columbia, and their assigns, hereinafter called
"grantees," be and they hereby are granted for the period of 50 years,"
the right and privilege of erecting, constructing, maintaining, and
operating and using in, along, and over and under any and all (the
streets of the City of Victoria, what is known as the District Telegraph System.
Section 2,—The said grantees sh ill have the right to and shall
erect the poles and stretch the wires of their said Telegraph System
so as not to interfere with the free and unobstructed use of the streets
for travel, and shall erect the poles of their telegraph at such points
in the streets, and place the wires of their telegraph at such points
and at such height, as shall be designated by the street committee of
said City. Said poles shall be dressed and painted in a neat and
satisfactory manner, and shall not be less than thirty (30) feet in
height and properly proportioned throughout, subject to the direction and control of the committee on street improvements of said
City. I,     . .^
Section 3.—That whenever it shall become necessary for the erec-
tion*pr repair of such telegraph for said grantees to dig into or in
any manner interfere with any public street or any part thereof, the
grantees and their assigns shall have the right so to do, and shall
without delay put the street in as good condition as it was before it
was so broken up, dug or disturbed, and shall remove from, the street
all surplus sand, earth, rubbish or other material caused thereby.
Section 4.—That whenever any person or persons, company or
corporation, shall have obtained permission of the committee on
streets and public property to remove any building, structure or
edifice through any street or streets of said city of Victoria,  with
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which the lines or wires of the grantees shall in any manner interfere, the said grantees shall, upon twenty-four hours notice from such
person or persons, company or corporation, raise or remove said
lines or wires so as to allow free and unobstructed passage of any
such building, structure or edifice; and if the said grantees shall
neglect or refuse upon such notice to remove or raise such line or
lines, said line or lines shall be removed or raised by the street commissioner at the expense of said grantees so as to admit of the free
passage of such building or other edifice or structure.
Section 5.—That whenever it shall be necessary in grading any
street or alley of said City, or in building any sidewalk, or making
any other improvement thereon, to remove any pole or poles belonging to said grantees, or on which any line or lines, wire or wi$es, belonging to said grantees shall be stretchel or fastened, the saidgran-
teestshall, upon receiving twenty-four hours notice from the contractor,
or other person having charge of such grading or other improvement,
remove such pole or poles, and if said grantees upon such notice
shall neglect or refuse to move such pole or poles, then such pole or
poles shall be removed by the street commissioner at the expense of
suid grantees.
Section 6.—That it shall be lawful for any person, uuless authorized by said grantees, to interfere, meddle with, injure or remove any
of the telegraph poles, wires, boxes or apparatus belonging or apper-
vteining to said telegraph system. Provided, however, that the poles
and other apparatus of said grantees may be removed in the manner
provided in Section 5 hereof.
Section 7.—That the said grantees hereby agree and covenant to
indemnify the Corporation of the City of Victoria from any injury
arising from, or any casualty or accident to person or property by
reason of, any neglect or omission to keep said poles and wires in a
safe condition, and for all valid claims against said city for damage
caused by said poles or wires, or by any works, alterations, repairs
or improvements in connection with the works herein contemplated.
Section 8.—That the Corporation of the City of Victoria reserves
the right to repeal or amend this by-law whenever in the judgment
of the common council of said city an amendment or repeal is necessary, having due regard, however, for the vested rights of the parties
hereunder. m
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Section 9.—In the construction of the works herein contemplated
the said grantees shall use the poles in the principal streets of the
City at present used by the Telephone and Victoria Electric Illuminating Co., so far as possible, so as to avoid the erecting of any additional poles on said streets.
Section 10.—That the said company' shall file the acceptance of
the conditions hereof and commence the work of construction within
six months fron the date of the approval hereof, otherwise this bylaw shall be null and void.
Section 11.—This By-Law shall take effect and be of force upon
the filing of said acceptance, and from and after the same shall have
been published for seven days.
Section 12.—That the grantees shall, whenever ordered by the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, place their wires underground,
and in respect of removing and so placing of their wires underground
shall have no claim upon said corporation in respect of vested rights
or otherwise, provided, however, that said corporation shall not so
order said grantees unless a general order to the same effect be issued
to other persons or companies having overhead wires in the streets of
said City.
Section 13. This By-Law may be cited as the "District Telegraph
By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 30th day of October, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 13th day of November,
A. D. 1889.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C.
(Gazette, 19 December, 1889.)
Election of Mayor and Aldermen, 1890.
^-No. 71.
A By-Law to Regulate the Election of the Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Victoria for the year 1890.
Whereas it is provided by law that the nomination for Mayor and
Aldermen shall be held on the second Monday in January of each
year, from 12 m. to 2 p. m. and the polling, if any, on the Thursday
following from 8. a. m. to 4 p. m. and it is further provided that the 168
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Council shall in the month of December in each year, appoint a Beturning Officer, and shall also name the polling places and otherwise
arrange for the holding of the coming election; and it is further provided that the polling, if any, at such election shall be had and taken
at such place or places as the Council shall by By-Law appoint;
therefore
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. The nomination of Candidates for the respective offices of Mayor
and Aldermen of the City of Victoria, shall take place at the City
Hall in the said City, on Monday, the thirteenth day of January,
1890.
2. In case a poll shall be demanded at the election of Mayor, the
vote of the electors thereon shall be taken by ballot at the City Hall
aforesaid, on Thursday the sixteenth day of January aforesaid.
3. In case a poll shall be demanded at the election of Aldermen
for any ward the vote of the electors thereon shall be taken by ballot
on the day aforesaid at the respective places following, that is to say
—in Johnson street Ward at the City Hall aforesaid; in Vates street
Ward, at Burnes' Building, Baston Square; and in James Bay Ward
at the Hook and Ladder House.
4. Sections 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the By-Law cited as the Municipal
Elections Regulation and Ballot Act, 1875, and so much of the schedules • thereto as are applicable^ shall be read with and form part of
this By-Law.
5. William K. Bull is hereby appointed the Returning Officer at
the said elections^i^gg
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the "Municipal
Election Regulation By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 18tb day of December, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 26th day of December, A. D.
1889.
[Lis.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler,  0. M. C. Mayor. THE  VICTORIA  RICE  MILLS—BONUS.
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No. 72.
A By-Law to Aid the Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing
Company (Limited), in operating and carrying on a Mill known
as "The Victoria Rice Mills," within the City of Victoria.
Whereas the Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing Co. (Limited) have been operating a Mill in the City of Victoria, known as
The Victoria Rice Mill;
And whereas the Corporation of the City of Victoria are anxious
to assist the said Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing Company
(Limited) in such work by giving them, by way of bonus, immunity
from municipal taxation and free water for a period of fifteen years
from the final passage of this By-Law, or so long as they shall operate the said Mill during the said term as a Rice Mill;
Be it therefore enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria, that the said Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing Company (Limited), so long as they shall operate the said Victoria Rice Mill in the said City of Victoria as a Rice Mill, but
not for a period exceeding fifteen years from the final passage
of this By-Law, shall be exempt from all municipal taxation
in respect of the said Victoria Rice Mill, and from the payment of all
dues for all water that may be used in connection with the said Rice
Mill during the said term.
This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof, reeeive the assent of the ratepayers of the said Corporation in the manner provided by the Municipal Act, 18§9, and shall take effect on the first
day of July, A. D. 1891.
This By-Law may be cited as "The Rice Mill Bonus By-Law,
1889." H
Passed the Municipal Council the 23rd day of December, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 7th day of January, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 8th day of January, A. D.
1890
[n. S.J JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowleb, C. M. C. Mayor.
I !l
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No. 73.
A By-Law to aid the Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing
Company (Limited) in Building and Operating a Flouring Mill
within the limits of the City of Victoria.
Whereas the Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing Company
(Limited) are contemplating the erection and operating within the
limits of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, or a Mill, to be used
in the manufacture of flour, and having a capacity of not less than
100 barrels of flour per diem;
And whereas the Corporation of the City of Victoria have determined to aid and assist the said Company in the said project, by giving to the said Company the sum of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars)
by way of bonus, and by exempting the said Company from payment
of all municipal taxes against the said works for the period of fifteen
years from the erection and completion of the works; and a further
exemption from payment of all rents or dues for water used in and
for the said works for a period of fifteen years after the erection and
completion of same;
And whereas, for the purposes aforesaid, it is intended to raise by
way of loan, upon the credit of the said City, the sum of $10,000
(ten thousand dollars);
And whereas it will require the sum of $871.78 to be raised annually
by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby created,
and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
Corporation, according to the last revised Assessment Roll, is $8,-
948,903;
And whereas for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal of the said debt intended to be
hereby created, according to the Municipal Act, 1889, an annual special
rate of 1-102 of one per cent, on the dollar will be required;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation:
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City of Victoria to FLOURING MILL—BONUS.
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raise by way of loan from any person or persons, or body or bodies
corporate who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of
the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not in the
whole exceeding the sum of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars), and to
cause the same to be paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the said
Corporation for the purpose and with the object hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said mayor to cause any number of Debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required
either in currency or in sterling money, not less than $500 (five
hundred dollars) each or the sterling equivalent of that sum, and
each and all such debentures shall be sealed with the common seal
of the said Corporation, signed by the Mayor and countersigned by
the Clerk of the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria.
3. The said debentures shall be payable in twenty years from the
date hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect, at the office
of the Treasurer of the said Corporation, at the City Hall, Victoria,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of. the
interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
eentJper annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable half-yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 1-102 of one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition
to all other rates, be raised, levied and collected in each year upon all
ratable property within the said City of Victoria during the continuance of the said debentures, or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from time
to time to purchase any of the said debentures and such debentures
shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and
purchase the same on paying the amount thereof and interest due
thereon to the date of such purchase to the holder or holders thereof,
and all debentures so repurchased shall be forthwith cancelled and
destroyed and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in consequence
of such repurchase.
7. This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the
assent of the ratepayers of the said Corporation in the manner pro-
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vided by the Municipal Act, 1889, and shall take effect on the first day
of July, A. D. 1891.
8. The said Mayor shall not issue the said debentures or any of
them until the Corporation of the City of Victoria has passed a resolution requesting him to do so.
9. The Council shall not authorize the payment of the said Bonus
to the said company until three months after the said Company have
furnished to the Corporation good and satisfactory proof that the
contemplated Flour Mill and machinery in connection therewith have
been erected within the municipality of the City of Victoria, and that
the said contemplated mill has a capacity of not less than one hundred
barrels of flour per diem, nor shall the said bonus or any part thereof
be paid to the said Company unless the said mill and machinery of
the capacity aforesaid have been erected and in running order on or
before the first day of July, A. D. 1891.
10. The said mill of the capacity aforesaid and the machinery and
premises on which the same may be erected shall be exempt from all
Municipal taxation for a period of fifteen years from the final completion of the said mill ready for work, and the said Company shall be
exempt from the payment of all dues for all water that may be used
in connection with the said mill for a period of fifteen years from the
said final completion of said mill.
11. This By-Law is passed upon the express understanding that
the said Company shall not employ any Chinese in or about the
said works.
12. This By-Law may be cited as "The Flour Mill Bonus By-Law,
1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the153rd day of December, A. D. 1889.
Hecetved the assent of the ratepayers the 7th day of January, A. D> 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 8th day of January, A. D.
1890.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, O. M. C. Mayor. IT
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No. 74.
A By-Law to Aid William Hewartson in building and operating a
Paper Mill in Victoria, British Columbia.
Whereas one William Hewartson is contemplating the erection and
operation of a Paper Mill in the City of Victoria, British Columbia.
And whereas the Corporation of the City of Victoria have determined to assist him in the said work by giving him by way of Bonus,
the sum of $15,000.00 and exempting him from payment of all municipal taxes that may be against the said works for a period of ten
years after the final completion thereof;
And whereas for the purposes aforesaid, it is intended to raise by
way of loan upon the credit of the said City the sum of $15,000.00;
And whereas it will require the sum of $1,208.32 to be raised annually by special rate, for paying the debt intended to be hereby
created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
Corporation, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $8,948,-
903;
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal of the said debt intended to be
hereby created, according to the Municipal Act, 1889, an annual
special rate of 1-70 of one per cent, on the dollar will be required;
And whereas it islntended to reduce the general rate so that the
special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City of Victoria to
raise by way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of
the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not in ^he
whole exceeding the sum of $15,000, and to cause the same to be paid"
into the hands of the Treasurer of the said Corporation for the purpose and with the object hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of
debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required
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either in currency or sterling money, not less than $500 each, or the
sterling equivalent of that sum, and each and all such debentures
shall be sealed with the common seal of the said Corporation, signed
by the Mayor and countersigned by the clerk of the said Corporation.
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The said Debentures shall be payable in twenty years from the
date hereafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect at the office
of the Treasurer of the said Corporation at the City Hall, Victoria,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of the interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable
half-yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a Sinking Fund for the payment of
the said debentures and interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 1-70 of one per cent, on the dollar shall in addition to
all other rates be raised, levied and collected, in each year, upon all
ratable property within the said City of Victoria during the continuance of the said debentures or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from
time to time, to purchase any of the said debentures, and such debentures shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to redeem and purchase the same on paying the amount thereof and interest due thereon to the date of such purchase to the holder or holders
thereof, and all debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in
consequence of such re-purchase.
7. This By-Law shall, before the final passing thereof receive the
assent of the ratepayei s of the said Corporation in the manner provided by the Municipal Act, 1889, and shall take effect on the first
day of January, A. D. 1891.
8. The Mayor shall not issue the said debentures or any of them
until the Corporation of the City of Victoria has passed a resolution
requesting him to do so.
9. The Council shall not authorize the payment of the said Bonus
to the said William Hewartson until three months after the said William Hewartson has furnished to the Corporation good and satisfactory
proof that the contemplated Paper Mill and machinery in connection
therewith have been erected within the Municipality of the City of SUGAR REFINERY—BONUS.
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Victoria, and that the said contemplated Paper Mill has cost not less
than the sum of $50,000, nor shall the said Bonus or any part thereof
be paid to the said William Hewartson unless the said mill and
machinery aforesaid have been erected and in running order on or before the first day of July, A. D. 1891.
10. The said Paper Mill and machinery and premises on which the
same may be erected shall be exempt from all municipal taxes for a
period of fifteen years from the final completion of the said mill ready
for work.
11. This By-Law is passed on the express understanding that the
said William Hewartson shall not employ any Chinese in or about the
said works.
12. This By-Law may be cited as "The Paper Mill Bonus By-Law,
1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 23rd day ot December, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the Ratepayers the 7th day of January A D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 8th day of January, A. D.
1890.
[n. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler,   C. M. C Mayor.
Sugar Refineryr—Bonus.
No. 75.
A By-Law to aid the Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing
Company Limited in establishing and operating a sugar refinery within the limits of the city of Victoria.
Whereas the Mount Royal Milling and Manufacturing Company,
Limited, are contemplating the erection and operation within the limits of the Corporation of the City of Victoria a sugar refinery of a
capacity of not less than fifty barrels of sugar per diem;
And whereas the Corporation of the City of Victoria have determined to aid and assist the said company in the said project by giving to
the said company the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00) by
way of bonus and by exempting the said company from payment of all
municipal taxes against the said works for the period of fifteen years
from the completion of same, and a further exemption from payment
of all rents or dues for water that may be used in and for the said work
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for a period of fifteen years after the erection and completion of
same;
And whereas for the purposes aforesaid it is intended to raise by
way of loan upon the credit of the said city the sum of forty thousand
dollars;
And whereas it will require the sum of $3488.54 to be raised annually by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby" created and the interest thereon;
And whereas the whole ratable property of the said corporation according to the last revised assessment roll is $3,948,903;
And whereas for paying the interest and creating on equal yearly
sinking fund for paying the principal of the said debt intended to be
hereby created according to the Municipal Act, 1889, an annual special
rate of 2-51 of one percent, in the dollar will be required;
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that the
said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation;
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City of Victoria to
raise by way of loan from any person or persons or body or bodies
corporate who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of
the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding
in the whole the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00) and to
cause the same to be paid into the hands of the treasurer of the
said corporation for the purpose and with the object hereinbefore
recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required
either in currency or sterling money not less than $1,000.00 each or
the sterling equivalent of that sum and each and all such debentures
shall be sealed with the common seal of the said corporation signed
by the Mayor and countersigned by the clerk of the municipal council of the corporation of the City of Victoria.
3. The said debentures shall be payable in twenty years from the
date hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect at the office
of the treasurer of the said corporation at the City Hall, Victoria, and
shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of the interest. SUGAR  REFINERY—BONUS.
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4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of five per
cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest shall be payable half yearly at the office of the said treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of
the said debentures and the interest to become due thereon an equal
special rate of 2-51 of one per cent, on the dollar shall in addition to
all other rates be raised, levied and collected in each year upon all
ratable property within the said city of Victoria, during the continuance of the said debentures or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said municipal council from time
to time to purchase any of the said debentures, and such debentures
shall be, so expressed so as to entitle the said council to redeem and
purchase the same on paying the amount thereof and interest due
thereon to the . date of such purchase to the holder or holders
thereof and all debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith
cancelled and destroyed and no re-issue of debentures shall be made
in consequence of such re-purchase.
7. This by-law shall before the final passing thereof receive the assent of the electors of the said corporation in the manner provided by
the "Municipal Act 1889" and shall take effect on the 1st day of July
A. D. 1892.
8. The said Mayor shall not issue the said debentures or any of
them until the corporation of the city of Victoria has passed a resolution requesting him to do so.
9. The council shall not authorize the payment of the said bonus
to the said company until three months after satisfatory proof has
been furnished to the corporation that the said sugar refinery of the
capacity aforesaid has been erected within the said municipality nor
shall the said bonus or any part thereof be paid to the said company
unless the said sugar refinery of the capacity aforesaid has been
erected and in running order on or before the 1st day of January A.
D. 1893.
10. The said sugar refinery and the premises on which same may
be erected shall be exempt from all municipal taxation for a period
of fifteen years from the final completion of the said sugar refinery
ready to operate, and the said company shall be exempt from the payment of all dues for all water that may be used in connection with
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the said refinery for a period of fifteen years from the said final completion.
11. This by-law is passed upon the express understanding that the
said company shall not employ any Chinese in or about the said
works.
12. This by-law may be cited as 'The Sugar Refinery Bonus By-
Law, 1889." !
Passed the Municipal Council this 23rd day of December, A. D. 1889.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 7th day of January, A. D. 1890-
Reconsidered and finally passed in Council this 8th day of January, A.D.
[L. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler, C. M. C.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. BANK—OVERDRAFT.
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BANK—0 VERDR AFT.
(No. 76.)
A By-Law respecting the. Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for
the year 1890.
Be it enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria, as follows:
1. It shall be lawful for the Finance Committee of the said
Council to arrange for and obtain a credit, by way of overdraft upon
current account with the Bank of British North America, to an
amount not exceeding in the whole the sum ol $50,000, including the
now existing overdraft, at a rate of interest cot exceeding six per
cent, per annum.
2. All moueysso overdrawn shall be used for theordinary current expenditure of the said Corporation, and shall be repaid to the said
bank on or before the 31st day of December, 1890, out of the Municipal revenue of the said Corporation tor the current year.
3. This By-Law may be cited as the " Bank Credit By-Law,
1890."
Passed the Municipal Council  the 29th day of January, A  D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 5th day of
February, A. D. 1890.
[L.S.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 27th February, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor, 180
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ESTIMATES FOR 1890.
(No. 77.)
A By-Law respecting the Expenditure of the Municipal Revenue for
the year 1890.
Whereas, the Council hereinafter mentioned have caused an
estimate to be prepared of the Municipal Revenue of the year 1890,
and of the expenditure required for the service of that year, a copy
of which estimate is hereunto annexed.
And Whereas, it is expedient to authorize by By-Law, the
expenditure of the said revenue in accordance with the said estimate,
therefore:
Beit Enacted by the Council of the Corporation of the City
of Victoria, as follows :
3. It shall be lawful for the said Council to appropriate and
expend the Municipal Revenue of the said Corporation for the year
1890, for the several purposes and in the manner named or indicated in the estimate hereunto annexed, or as nearly as circum-
stances permit.
2. All expenditure hereunto incurred by the Council out of
the Municipal Revenue for the said year is hereby confirmed.
Passed the Municipal Council the 6th day of February, A. D.
1890.
Re-considered and finally passed the Council the 12th day of
February, A. D. 1890.8
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Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 6th March, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. estimates for 1890.
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ESTIMATED REVENUE FOR 1890, AND AVAILABLE ASSETS.
Cash on hand $ 5,054 49
Bank of B. N. A  10,179 14
Water rents  45,000 00
Fire insurance tax     7,500 00
Pound fees "        500 00
Real estate tax !  95,000 00
Trades licenses  20,000 00
Liquor licenses  16,000 00
Road tax     2,500 00
Dog tax       350 00
Police Court     3,500 00
Cemetery -.    2,500 00
J. Gosnell :       362 00
T. Storey        146 00
T. Russell     2,000 00
Weighing machine        375 00
Refund from Mrs. Archibald, re School' street        600 00
Lots 4 & 5, Beckley Farm; proposed to be sold after gravel
is taken away     1,400 00
Sundry small items of revenue        350 00
 $213,316 63
Water rents outstanding  6,856 27
Wholesale liquor license  100 00
Insurance tax  1,950 00
Trade licenses  3,400 00
Real estate tax  20,108 10
 32,414 87
$245,731 00
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE FOR 1890.
Sinking funds (all loans) $15,424 00
Interest  33,735 00
Eberts and Taylor Act, for 1890     1,700 00
Outstanding accounts        305 80
 51,164 80
STREETS AND BRIDGES.
Unfinished contracts $ 5,681 76
Two foremen at $75 per month     1,800 00
One teamster       780 00
Engineer for Jumbo ,    960 00
Coal       750 00
Feed for Horses, etc        600 00
New work    4,500 00
 1 15,07176
SIDEWALKS.
Carpenter $    900 00
        900 00
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SURVEY EXPENSES.
City surveyor    $ 1,800 00
Assistant surveyor  780 00
Sundries  250 00
CHARGES.
Treasurer $ 2,000 00
City clerk  1,080 00
Assistant clerk  1,080 00
Auditor  1,000 00
Caretaker  240 00
Printing  750 00
Advertising j  2,000 00
Sundries  3,100 00
Assessor  1,800 00
POUEOE.
Wages $10,000 00
Magistrate and clerk  2,280 00
Clothing  1,200 GO
Sundries  2,000 00
FIRE  DEPARTMENT,  (SERVICE.)
Wages of chief and assistant $1,500 00
Wages of two engineers, three drivers, two foremen, seventeen
firemen  7,500 00
Extension Deluge Engine house  1,000 00
Repairs to engines  1,250 00
Team of horses for serial truck  600 00
Horse feed and shoeing  950 00
Hydrants—Repairs  500 00
Cartage  100 00
Lumber and Labor..,  250 00
Scavenger  60 00
Coal and wood  200 00
Alarm system—repairs  200 00
Furniture 1 100 00
Gas  400 00
Harness  250 00
Hardware, oil, etc  150 00
New apparatus  400 00
Repairs to hose reels, trucks, etc  200 00
Telephones  150 00
If Deluge Engine be sold, the proceeds to be devote dto
the purchase of a chemical engine.
 2,830 00
13,050 00
—   15,480,00
15,760 00 estimates for 1890.
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BOARD OP HEALTH.
Health officer $    720 00
Sanitary officer T       720 00
Mens' wages and sundries     3,060 00
4,500 00
STREET LIGHTING.
Salaries and wages .-■-$> 5,000 00
Coal     2,500 00
Wire, carbons, belting         1,500 00
Sundry items     1,200 00
10,200 00
CEMETERY.
Keeper $    900 00
Secretary '...        240 00
Extra help, sundries, etc       500 00
WATER WORKS.
Commissioner $ 1,800 00
Collector     1,500 00
Caretaker at dam        720 00
Engineer at pump      240 00
PARK.
Keeper $   650 00
Keeper of animals   ..          100 00
Improvements to park    2,000 00
(Latter amount to be refunded if loan is floated.)
LIBRARY.
Librarian          $   600 00
Rent       300 00
Sundries      300 00
CITY  HALL.
Balance of first contract $ 2,104 00
Balance second contract    ...... 23,147 00
Female ward for lock-up     1,000 00
Fitting up new offices     5,000 00
1,640 00
4,260 00
2,750 00
1,200 00
POUND.
Salaries and sundries.
31,251 00
1,100 00 184        ASSESSOR AND BUILDING INSPECTOR—APPOINTMENT, ETC.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Waterworks loan at $70,000. balance to be refunded S 21,400 06
Water works loan at $60,000, balance to be refunded  38,334 65
Fire department loan  4,746 34
Legal expenses .'  500 00
Commission  600 00
Donations    1,000 00
General interest  1,200 00
Rock Crusher  750 00
Remuneration, Mayor and Aldermen      3,800 00
Sewerage and drainage plans  2,500 00
$245,988 61
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ASSESSOR AND  BUILDING  INSPECTOR—APPOINTMENT, DUTIES AND SALARY.
(No. 18.)
A By-Law appointing W. W.Northcoott Assessor, Building Inspector
and Superintendent of Public Works.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria as follows :
1. William Walter Northcott is hereby appointed Assessor,
Buildings Inspector and Superintendent ot Public Works for the
Corporation of the City of Victoria.
2. Section three of the "Buildings By-Law" is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof be it enacted as follows:
" William Walter Northcott is hereby appointed Buildings
Inspector and Superintendent of Public Works of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria.
"The duties of said Buildings Inspector shall be :
"(a.) To oversee the erection of all buildings to be built, enlarged, altered, or re-erected; and, ASSESSOR AND BUILDING INSPECTOR—APPOINTMENT, ETC.
185
"(b.)    To enforce the provisions of the Buildings By-Law;
"(<?.) And otherwise those in conformity with the Municipal
Act, 52 Vic, cap. 18.
The duties of the Superintendent of Public Works shall be ;
(e.) To personally examine the different material required by plans
and specifications ot buildings in course oi erection and to be erected by the Corporation of the City of Victoria, and see that the same
are in strict conformity with such plans and specifications, and that
the work on buildings in course of erection and to be erected is
properly performed by the contractor or contractors for such erection.
(d.) No change of or deviation from the plans and specifications aforesaid shall be sanctioned or permitted by the Superintendent of Public Works without consulting the committee for the time
being appointed by the Council, and without a written order in
that behalf sisrned bv the committee or council.
(e.) And otherwise those in conformity with the Municipal
Act, 52 Vic, cap. 18.
The duties of the Assessor for the Corporation of the City of
Victoria shall be as follows:—
(a) He shall prepare an assessment roll giving the value of all
real estate and improvements within the city limits and specify the
number of the lot or portion of lot according to the official map,
size of same together with the name of the owner or owners, and to
return the said roll to the Clerk ot the Municipal Council, on a day
to be decided by a By-Law to be hereafter passed.
(h) He shall notify all owners or their known agents of the
increase, if any, made in any assessment upon real estate or upon
the improvements thereon, and in case of an appeal against such
assessment, he shall appear at the time and place appointed for
hearing the same, with such evidence as" may be necessary in the
cause.
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(c) He shall place in a separate column on^ the said roll, all
real estate upon which no improvements have been made and all
lots which are not fenced in or lots which have been fenced in and" are
not kept in repair shall be considered unimproved property and be
liable to a special tax as such.
(d) He shall prepare a roll of all persons resident in the
Municipality who are taxable therein.
(e) It shall be the cluty of the Assessor to prepare a roll of all
persons carrying on any trade, business, or calling, in accordance
with the "Revenue By-Law," levying a rate from such persons;
also, the names of all persons taxable in the Municipality who are
not residing within the Municipality. (All persons residing outside
the City limits'shall'be considered as non-residents )
(f) He shall, within one week after the final revision ol the
assessment roll by the Council, be prepared to hand in his roll so
revised to the Collector.
(g) And otherwise those in conformity with the Municipal
Act, 52 Vic, chap.  18.
The salary of the said William Walter Northcott as such
Assessor, Buildings Inspector and Superintendent of Public Works
shall be $150.00 per month.
This By-Law may be cited as "The Assessor, Buildings
Inspector and Superintendent of Public Works By-Law, 1890."'
Passed the Municipal Council the 12th day of February, A. D.
1890.
Re-considered and finally passed the Council this 19th day
of February, A. D., 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, July 16th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. WATER WORKS FOREMAN—APPOINTMENT, DUTIES, SALARY, ETC.     187
WATER   WORKS   FOREMAN—APPOINTMENT,  DUTIES,
SALARY, ETC.
(No. 79.)
A By-Law  to provide for    the Appointment of a Foreman of the
Water Works.
Whereas, it is expedient to appoint a Foreman of the Victoria
Water Works in pursuance of the provision of " The Corporation of
Victoria Water Works Act, 1878."
Be it enacted by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. Thomas Preecc is hereby appointed to be Foreman oi the
Water Works of the City of Victoria, and shall from time to time,
and at all times hereafter perform such duties in connection therewith as may be required of him by the Water Commissioner.
2. The said Thoma3 Preece shall be entitled to 30 days notice
prior to being discharged from his said office.
3. The compensation or salary of the said Thomas Preece
shall be at the rate of one hundred dollars per month, payable
monthly.
4. This by-law may be cited as " The W ater Works Foreman
Appointment By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council this 19th day of February, A. D.
1890,
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 26th day of
February, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, July 17th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. 188
CITY HALL ADDITION—LOAN.
CITY HALL ADDITION—LOAN.
(No. 80.)
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise the
the sum of §35,000 to complete the North-eastern addition to
the City Hall.
Whereas the necessary sum of money to complete the adcli"
tions to the City Hall is provided for out of the general revenue,
and whereas but little of the present year's revenue is available for
street improvements, it is considered desirable to borrow on the
credit of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, the sum of $^35,000
for the above purpose so that at least $30,000 more than the present
estimate can be expended on the streets and bridges of the said
City.
And Whereas, for the purpose aforesaid, it is intended to
raise by way of loan, upon the credit of the said City, the sum of
§35,000.
Aud whereas it will require the sum of $2,485.67 to be raised
annually by special rate for the payment of said debt aud the
interest as hereinafter mentioned :
And whereas, as the amount of the whole ratable property of
the said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last
revised assessment roll, being for the year l8S9, was $8,948,903
irrespective of any future increase of the ratable property of the
municipality, and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest
or dividends from the work, and also irrespective of any income
from the temporary investments of the sinking fund or any part
thereof:
And whereas for paying the interest aud creating an equal
yearly sinking fund for paying the said principal sum of $35,000
and interest as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal
annual special rate of l-36th of I per cent, on the dollar. CITY HALL ADDITION—LOAN.
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And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that
the said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and. Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria :
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to
raise by way ot loan from any person or persons, body or bodies
corporate, who may be willing to advauce the same upon the credit
of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole the sum of $35,000, and cause the same to be
paid to the Treasurer of the said Corporation for the purpose and
with the object hereinbefore recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to issue any number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be
required for not less than $1,000 each, and that the said debentures
shall be sealed with the seal of the said corporation of the City of
Victoria and be signed by the Mayor.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in 30
years from the day hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take
effect, at the office ot the treasurer of the said city of Victoria and
shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of the interest.
4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after
the rate of five per centum per annum from the date thereof, which
interest shall be payable yearly at the office of the Treasurer of the
said corporation.
5. That 'for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment of the said debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid to be.
come due thereon, an equal special rate of l-36th of one per cent,
ou the dollar shall in addition to all other rates be raised, levied and
collected in each year upon all ratable property in the said municipality during the continuance of the said debentures or any of
them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said municipal council from
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CITY HALL ADDITION—LOAN.
time to time to purchase any of the said debentures, and such debentures shall be so expressed as to entitle the said council to -redeem
and purchase same on paying the amount thereof and interest due
thereon to the date of such purchase to the holder or holders thereof,
and all debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and
destroyed, and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in consequence
of such re-purchase.
7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive
the assent of the electors of the said corporation in the manner provided by the " Municipal Act, 1889," and shall take effect on the
18th day of March, 1890.
This by-law may be cited as the " City Hall Addition Loan
By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council this 19th day of February, A. D.
1890. -|U|; 'I
Received the assent ol the ratepayers the 4th day of March,
A. D. 1890.     |:
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 5th day of
March, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.j
Wellington J. Dowler,
;§ c. m. c.
Gazette, 20th March. 1890.
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JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
I CEMETERY—LOAN.
191
CEMETERY—LOAN.
(No. 81. '
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise the
sum of $12,500 for Cemetery Purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise a sum of $12,500 for the purpose of improving, enlarging and beautifying Ross Bay Cemetery.
And whereas for the purpose aforesaid, it is intended to raise
by way of loan upon the credit of the said city the sum of
$12,500, "I
And whereas it will require the sum of $887.75 to be raised
annually by special rate tor the payment of said debt and interest
as hereinafter mentioned,
And whereas as the amount of the whole ratable property of
'said Corporation of the City of Victoria, accordiug to the last revised
assessment roll, being for the year 1889, was $3,948,903, irrespective
of any future increase of the ratable property of the municipality,
and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest or dividends from
the work, and also irrespective of any income from the temporary
investments of the sinking fund or any part thereof,
And whereas, for paying the interest and creating an equal
yearly sinking fund for paying the said principal sum of $12,500
and interest as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual
special rate of one one-hundredth of one per cent, on the dollar,
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that
the said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation,
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise by
way of loan from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the debentures hereinafter mentioned a sum of money not exceeding in
the whole the sum of $12,500 and cause the same to be paid to the
Treasurer of the said Corporation for the purposes and with the
objects hereinbefore recited
2. That it shall be lawful .for the said Mayor to issue any
number of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may
be required for not less than $1000 each,, and that the said debentures shall be sealed with the seal of the said Corporation of the
City of Victoria, and be signed by the Mayor.
3. That the said debentures shall be made payable in 30 years
from the day hereinafter mentioned for this By-Law to take effect,
at the office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the said City of
Victoria and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment
of the interest.
4. That the said debentures shall bear interest at and after the
rate of five per cent, per annum from the date thereof, which interest
shall be payable yearly at the office of the treasurer of the said
Corporation.
5. That for the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the
payment of the said debentures and the interest at the rate afore"
said to become due thereon, an equal special rate of 1-100 (one
one-hundredth) of one per cent, on the dollar shall, in addition to
all other rates, be raised, levied and collected in- each year upon all
ratable property in the said municipality during the continuance
of the said debentures, or any of them.
6. That it shall be lawful for the said Municipal Council from
time to time to purchase any of the said debentures, and such
debentures shall be so expressed as to entitle the said Council to
redeem and purchase same on paying the amount thereof and
interest thereon to the date of such purchase to the holder or
holders thereof, and all debentures so re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no reissue of debentures shall be
made in consequence of such re-purchase.
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7. This By-Law ehall, before the final passing thereof, receive
the assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner
provided by the Municipal Act, 1889, and shall take effect on the
18th day of March, A. D. 1890.
8. This By-Law may be cited as the Cemetery Loan By-Law,
1890. '        • I'
Passed the Municipal Council this 19th day of February, A*
D., 1890.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 4th day of March, A.
D., 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 5th day of
March, A. D., 1890.
(l. s.) JOHN GRANT,
.   Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. O.
Gazette, 20th March, 1890.
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JOHNSON   STREET   SEWER   REGULATIONS—REGULA-
|    TING CONNECTIONS. j
(No 82.) H
A By-Law for the Regulation of Johnson Street Sewer.
Whereas it has been found necessary to make provisions for regulating the sewer known as the Johnson Street Sewer:
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:—
1.   From and after the passing of this By-Law. the grounds, 194  JOHNSON ST. SEWER REGULATIONS—REGULATING CONNECTIONS.
yards, vacant lots and other properties abutting on Johnson street
between the harbor and Quadra street or on any streets which are
drained by Johnson street sewer by lateral drains to same, and the
bath tubs, sinks and basins in or belonging to the said grounds,
yards, vacant lots or other properties shall be drained into said
sewer.
2. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to make or
construct any drain or sewer to connect with the water way known
as Johnson Street Ravine, and all private sewers now connecting with the said ravine shall be within thirty days (30) after the
passage of this By-Law filled up and obstructed.
3. All private sewers or drains so to be constructed to communicate and connect with said Johnson street sewer or said lateral
drains, shall be in such shape or form and communicate aud connect
with said Johnson Street sewer, or said lateral drains and at such
parts thereof as the City Engineer and the Drainage Committee of
said city shall from time to time direct and appoint.
4. No person or persons shall be allowed to make or construct
any drain or sewer in or through the said part of Johnson street or
any part of any streets that are drained to Johnson street sewer by
lateral drains unless such person or persons shall have previously
obtained permission in writing signed by the City Engineer to
make or construct same.
5. No person shall commit any damage or injury to said
Johnson Street sewer or the lateral drains.
6. No person or corporation shall connect any open cesspool,
privy vault or cistern with said se .er or lateral drains.
7. No rain water conductors shall be connected with said
sewer or lateral drains, except for the purpose of flushing same, in
which case a special permit will be granted by ]the City Engineer*
8. No person or corporation shall deposit any garbage, offal,
dead animals, filth, or any substance having a tendency to obstruct SALE OP LAND FOR TAXES.
the flow of the sewerage in any man hole, lamp hole, flush tank or
sewer opening.
9. No person or corporation shall injure, break or remove any
portion of any man hole, lamp hole, flush tank, or any part of the
said sewer or lateral drains; and when any person or corporation
shall desire to lay or drain any pipe in any of the streets upon which
said sewer or lateral drains are laid, they shall give at least seventy-
two hours' notice to the City Engineer.
This by-law may be cited as | The Johnson Street Sewer Regulation By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of March, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council, this 26th day of
March, 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 3rd March, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
SALE OF LAND FOR TAXES.
(No. 83.)
A By-Law to Authorize the Sale of Lands within the City of Victoria,
upon whieh taxes have been due and in arrear for two years.
Whereas it is expedient that all lands or parcels of lands within
the City of Victoria upon which taxes have been due and in arrear
for two years shall be sold and the proceeds applied in the reduction
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SALE OP LAND POR TAXES.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria:—
1. The Collector of the Municipal Council of the City ot Victoria is hereby authorized and directed, whensoever taxes on any
land have been due for two years preceding the current year, to
submit to the Mayor of the City of Victoria a list in duplicate of all
the lauds liable under the provisions of this By-law to be sold for
taxes, with the amount of arrears against each lot set opposite to
the same; and the Mayor shall authenticate such lists by affixing
thereto the seal of the Corporation and his signature, and one of
such lists shall be deposited with the clerk of the Corporation and
the other shall be returned to the Collector with a warrant thereto
annexed under the hand of the Mayor and the seal ot the Corporation, commanding him to levy upon the land for the arrears due
thereon, with his costs.
2. It shall not be the duty of the Collector to make inquiry
before effecting a sale of lands for taxes to ascertain whether or not
there is any distress upon the land; nor shall he be bound to inquire
into or form any opinion of the value of the land.
3. The Collector shall prepare a copy of the list of lands to be.
sold and shall include therein, in a separate column,»a statement
of the proportion of costs chargeable on each lot for advertising and
for the commissions authorized by this By-law to be paid to him,
and shall cause such list to be published in some daily paper in the
City of Victoria for a period of three months preceding such intended sale.
4. The advertisement shall contain a notification that unless
the arrears ana costs are sooner paid he will proceed to sell the lan<ls
for taxes on a day, a time, and at a place named in the advertisement.
5. The Collector shall, at least three months before the time
of sale, also deliver to or deposit in the post office to the address of
the owner of such property which is to be sold for taxes as aforesaid,  or to the agent ot such owner, a notice in writing of the SALE OF LAND POR  TAXES.
amount of taxes due and that the property is to be sold for arrears
so due, and in case the address of the owner or agent is unknown a
notice to the same effect shall be posted upon the land intended to
be sold; and also, at least three months before the time of sale, post
a notice similar to the above advertisement in some convenient and
public places, that is to say, at the Council Chambers, Victoria, and
in the Post. Office Building, Victoria.
6. The day of sale shall be the nineteenth day after the publication of such list exclusive of the day of such publication, except
in case the said nineteenth day shall fall on a Sunday or holiday, in
which case such sale shall take place on the following day, at
the Council Chambers in the City of Victoria, and shall begin at
12 o'clock, noon.
7. If at any time appointed for the sale of the lands no bidders
appear, the Collector may adjourn the sale from time to time.
8. If the taxes have not been previously collected, or if no
one appears to pay the same at the time and place appointed for
the sale, the Collector shall sell at public auction so much of the
land as may be sufficient to discharge the taxes and all lawful
charges incurred in and about the sale and the collection of the
taxes, selling in preference such part as he may consider best for
the owner to sell first; and in offering such lands for sale it shall
not be necessary to describe particularly the portion of the lot or
section which shall be sold, but it will be sufficient to say that he
will sell so much of the lot or section as shall be necessary to secure
the payment of the taxes due, and the amount of taxes stated in
the advertisement shall in all cases be prima facie evidence of the
correct amount due.
9. If the collector fails at such sale to sell such land for the
full amount of arrears of the taxes due, he shall at such sale adjourn
the same until a day to be publicly named by him, not earlier than
one week nor later than three months thereafter, of which adjourned
sale he shall give notice by advertisement in one of the local papers
in which the original notice was advertised, and  on such day he 198
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shall sell such lands for any sum he can  realize,  and  shall   accept
such sum as full payment for such arrears of taxes.
10. If the purchaser of any property or parcel of laud fails
immediately to pay the Collector the amount of the purchase
money, the collector shall forthwith again put up the property for
sale.
11. Immediately after every sale, the Collector shall return a
list of the arrears satisfied by such sale to the Clerk of the Corporation, and shall at the same time pay in the proceeds of such sale to
the Treasurer of the said Corporation.
12. The Collector, after selling any laud for taxes, shall give a
certificate under his hand to the purchaser, stating distinctly What
part or portion, (as the case may be,) of the land, and what interest
therein have been sold, or stating that the whole lot, section or
estate has been so sold, and describing the same, and also stating
the quantity of land, the sum for which it has been sold
and the expenses of sale, and further stating that a deed conveying
the same to the purchaser or his assigns according to the nature of
the estate or interest sold, will be executed by him, and the Mayor,
on his or their demand at any time after the expiration of one year
from the date of the certificate, if the land be not previously
redeemed.
13. The Collector shall be entitled to five per ceutum commission upon the sums collected by him as aforesaid.
14. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Victoria Real Estate Tax Sale By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 26th day of March, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council, this 16th day of
April, A. D. 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
[l. s.] Mayor.
Wellington J.  Dowler,
;|c. M. C f|.
Gazette, 21th April, 1890. WARDS OF THE GMY.
WARDS OF THE CITY.
(No. 84)
Naming the Wards into which the  City of   Victoria shall be divided,
and their boundaries.
Be it Enacted by the Council of the  Corporation of the   City
of Victoria as follows :
(1.) The Municipality of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria after the passage of this By-Law shall be divided into three
wards namely, Yates Street Ward, Johnston Street Ward and
James Bay Ward.
(2.) The said Yates Street Ward shall consist of that portion
of land lying within the said Municipality contained within the
following boundaries, namely: Commencing at a point in the
centre of Telegraph street at the junction^of said'street with
Victoria Harbor; thence easterly along the centreTof'Telegraph
street and continuing in a line to the centre of Store street; thence
southerly along the centre of Store street to a point opposite the
centre of Fisguard street; thence easterly across Store street to the
centre of Fisguard street; thence easterly along the centre of
Fisguard street to the centre of Frederick street; thence easterly
along the centre of Frederick street across Cook street to the
centre of Alfred street; thence easterly along Alfred street to the
centre of Chambers street; thence northerly along the centre of
Chambers street to a point opposite the centre of that portion of
Putnam street which intersects Chambers street from the east;
thence easterly and continuinsr along the centre of Putnam street in a
direct line to City boundary line the foregoing being the northerly
boundary of Yates St. Ward; thence southerly along the said City
boundary to the centre of Belcher St; thence westerly along the centre
of Belcher St. to the centre of Cook street; thence northerly along the
centre of Cook street to the centre of Fort street; thence westerly along
the centre of Fort street to the centre of Wharf street and continuing
in a straight line to Victoria Harbor; thence northerly along the
shore line of Victoria Harbor including all wharves, jetties and
buildings abutting on said shore line to the place of beginning. n
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(3) The said James Bay Ward shall consist of that portion of
land within the said Municipality contained within the following
boundaries, namely: Commencing at a point on the sea shore being the
south easterly extremity of Montreal street; theiice following; the
general line of the shore to the stone monument marked C. B.,
situated near the south eastern extremity of a new street which is a
continuation of Menzies street; thence in a straight line to a stone
monument marked C. B., situated at the southern intersection of
Moss street and Jane street being also the north-east corner of lot
36 in the Fairfield estate; thence in a straight line to the stone
monument marked C. B., being 91 links westward of the north-east
corner of lot No. 64, of the Fairfield estate; thence along the
present City boundary line to a point in the centre of Belcher street
thence westerly along the centre of Belcher street to the centre
of Cook street; thence northerly along Cook street to the
centre of Fort street; thence westerly alone; the centre of
Fort street to the westerly side of Wharf street and continuing in
the same straight line to Victoria Harbor; thence southerly following the shore line of Victoria Harbor, James Bay and the Straits of
Fuca (including all wharves, jetties and buildings abutting on the
said shore lines and James Bay bridge to the place of commencement, excepting out of the said tract of land that portion of land
known as Beacon Hill Park.
(4) The said Johuson Street Ward shall consist of that portion of land within the said Municipality contained within the
following boundaries namely: Commencing at a point in the centre
of Telegraph Street at its junction with Victoria Harbor, thence
easterly and along the said northerly boundary of said Yates Street
Ward to the easterly boundary of the said city, thence northerly
along the said City boundary to the stone monument marked C B,,
situated on the east side of Cedar Hill Road, thence in a straight
line along the said City boundary to a stone monument marked C. B.,
situated on the west side of the Saanich Road at its intersection
with the Southern boundary of section 5, Victoria District, thence
in a straight line along said southern boundary of Section 5, Victoria District, to a stone monument marked C. B., situate on the
W!Si REVENUE—AMENDMENT.
east side of a stream whichJenters the Victoria Arm, thence following the shore line (including all wharves, jetties and buildings
abutting on the said shore line and also including the Rock Bay
bridge to the place of commencement.
This By-Law may be cited as the " Wards By-Law," 1890.
Passed the Municipal  Council this  10th day of April, A. D.,
1890
Reconsidered and finally passed the  Council this 30th day of
April, A. D., 1890.
[l. s. ] JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 29th May, 1890.
REVE \ UE—AMENDMENT.
(No. 86.)
A By-Law to Further Amend the Revenue By-Lawy 1889.
Whereas it is expedient to further amend the Revenue By-Law,
1889
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Victoria
as follows:
By adding after section 10, schedule A of the said by-law the
the following section : " 10a. Every person carrying on the business of a fur trader or fur dealer, $50 for every six months.
By adding after the figures " 10 " in the next line of said
section 10, schedule A, of the said by-law, the words and figures
"and 10a," and by striking ouc the word "and" preceding the
said figures " 10." II1
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By adding after section 11 of said schedule A of the said
by-law the'following sections: " Ha," Every proprietor or manager of any theatre for each exhibition $10 " lib," Every express
-companyjlgas company, telephone company, electric light company,
street :ailway or tramway company, $50 for every six months,
"lie," Every investment and loan society, $50 for every six
months.
This by-law may be cited as the "Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 14th day of May, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this twenty-first
day of May, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
#     1 C. M. C. ,||
Gazette, 29th May, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
FIRE LIMITS DEFINED.
(No. 85.) ii
A By-Law to Amend the "Buildings By-Law."
Whereas it is  expedient  to   amend the  Buildings By-law.
Be it therefore enacted, by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
Section 20 of the said By-law is hereby amended ;
By striking out of the said " section" all the words of the said FIRE  LIMITS  DEFINED
section after the word " namely '   in the third line thereof and
substituting therefor the  following words and figures
" Commencing at a point on the shore line of Victoria Harbour
opposite the north-westerly corner of Lot 468, Block F; thence
easterly to the centre of Store street; thence northerly along the
centre of Store street to a point opposite the centre of Herald street;
thence easterly along the centre ot Herald street to the point of intersection of Douglas and Herald streets; thence southerly along the
centre of Douglas street to the point of intersection of Douglas and
Fisguard streets; thence easterly along the centre of Fisguard street
to a point opposite the northeasterly corner of Lot 690; thence southerly along the easterly boundary of Lots 690 and 673 to Cormorant
street; thence across Cormorant street to the northeasterly corner
of Lot 1247; thence along the e tsterly boundary of Lots 1247 and
1248 to Pandora Avenue; thence across Pandora avenue to the
northeasterly corner of Lot 158; thence along the easterly boundary
of lots 158 and 140 to Johnson street; thence across Johnson to the
northeasterly corner of lot 36; thence along the easterly boundary of
said lot 36 to the northeasterly corner of lot 21; thence easterly along
the northern boundaries of lots 22, 23, 24, 25,26,27, 572 and 29 to the
northeasterly corner of said lot 29; thence southerly along the easterly
boundary of said lot 29 to Yates street; thence across Yates St. to the
northeasterly corner of lot 105; thence along the easterly boundary
of said lot 105 to the northeasterly corner of lot 11; thence westerly
along the northern boundaries of lots 11, 10, 9,8,7, 6, 5 and 4 to the
northwest corner of said lot 4; thence southerly along the western
boundary of lot 4 to View street; thence across View street to the
northeasterly corner of lot 45; thence along the eastern boundary
of lot 45 to the northeasterly corner of lot 52, thence easterly along
the northern boundaries of lots 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 28 and 58 to
the northeasterly corner of said lot 58, thence along the easterly
boundary of said lot 58 to Fort street, thence across Fort street to
the northeasterly corner of lot 69; thence along the easterly boundary of lot 69 to the northeasterly corner of lot 68, theuce westerly
along the northern boundaries of lots 68, 67, 65,64 to Wilcox Alley,
thence across Wilcox Alley to the northeasterly corner of lot 63,
thence westerly along the northern boundaries of lots 63, 62, 60 and if
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59 to the northeasterly corner of lot 58; then j e southerly along the
eastern boundary of lot 58 to Kane street; thence across Kane street
to the northeasterly corner of lot 94; thence along the easterly
boundaries of lots 94 and 77 to the centre of Rae street; thence
westerly along the centre of Rae street to the centre of Douglas
street; thence southerly along the centre of Douglas street to the
northwesterly corner of lot 210; thence along the westerly boundary
of lot 210 to the shore of Victoria harbour, thence following the shore
line of said harbour northerly to the place or point of commencement.
This By-Law may be cited as " Buildings By-Law Amendment
By-Law, 1890.
Passed the Municipal Council this 10th day of April,  A.  D.,
1890.
Re-considered and finally passed the Council, this  7th day  of
May, A. D., 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Wellington  J.  Dowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
Gazeite, 29th May, 1890.
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PARKS, SQUARES AND GROUNDS.
(No. 87.)      J|
A   By-Law to provide for  the  Maintenance and   Care of  Public
Parks, Squares and Grounds.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, as follows :
(I.)    The Park Committee shall have the care and custody of
all the public squares, parks and grounds belonging to the city, subject to all such by-laws as ma}r from time to time be passed by the
said Council. PARKS, SQUARES AND GROUNDS.
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(2.) • It shall be lawful for any police officer, constable, caretaker, or other person duly authorized by the mayor or any alderman of the said city, to exclude from the said public squares, parks
and grounds, all drunken or filthy persons, vagrants and notoriously
bad characters, and to remove therefrom any person who is violating any by-law of the City Council, or is committing any nuisance,
or is guilty of any disorderly conduct therein.
(3.) No person shall ride or drive any horse upon or through
any of the public squares, parks or public grounds, at an immoderate rate, or so as to incommode or interfere with, or endanger other
parties frequenting the same.
(4.) No person shall ride or drive any animal or vehicle on
any turf or green sward in any of the parks or squares, nor in any
part thereof other than in the roads set apart as carriage drives.
(5.) No person shall be allowed to use the roads in any of the
said public squares, parks and grounds, for the purpose of teaming
or carting heavy loads over or upon the same.
(6.) No person shall dig or carry away any of the said sward,
gravel, earth, sand or turf in or from any part of the said public
squares, parks or grounds, except by permission of the said Committee and for some public purpose.
(7.) No person, except by permission of the Committee, shall
climb, break, peel, cut, deface, remove, injure or destroy any of the
trees or shrubs, flower roots or grass now growing or being, or which
shall hereafter be, planted in the said public squares, parks or grounds
or in any street or public place within the city.
(8.) No person shall, except with the like permission as aforesaid, in any manner carry or cause to be carried into any of the said
public squares, parks or grounds, any dead carcase, ordure, filth,
dirt, stone, or any offensive matter or substance whatever, and no
person shall commit any nuisance in the said public squares, parks,
or grounds.
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(9.) No person shall shake or otherwise cleanse any carpet in
any of the public squares, parks or grounds of the city.
(10.) No owner or keeper of any horse, grazing cattle or swine
shall suffer the same to go at large, or to feed upon any of the said
public squares, parks or grounds, and any horse cattle or swine found
at large therein shall be impouuded and detained by any of the
poundkeepers of the city until payment of the sum provided in the
present or in any future pound by-law, together with the costs and
charges of impounding and keeping the same.
(11.) No person shall fire off or discharge any gun or other
fowling-piece, or fire arms upon any of the said public squares, parks
or grounds, or offer for sale or sell therein, any fireworks of any
kind, or set fire to or let off the same, without the permission of the
said Committee.
(12.) No person shall expose for sale in any of the said public
squares, parks or grounds, refreshments of any kind, without the permission of the said Committee.
(13.) No person shall expose in any public square, park or
grounds of the city, any table or device of any kind whatsoever, upon
or by which any game of hazard or chance can be played, and no
person shall play at such table or device, or at cards or any unlawful game in any of the said public squares, parks or grounds.
(14.) No person shall walk on the grass or sward of any such
walks or parks when the same is unfit to walk upon, and when properly prohibited so to do by any person in authority.
(15.) No person shall be allowed to drive or ride into any part
of the said public squares, parks or grounds, if prohibited so to do
by any person in authority when the ground is unfit for riding or
driving thereon.
(16.) No person shall break or injure any of the gates, locks,
bolts or fences, or any of the seats or benches for the accommodation
of the public, or any other of the city property.
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(17.) No person shall allow any dog in his custody for the time
being to enter any of the lakes of any of the public squares, parks
or grounds or on any of the flower beds or gardens, nor shall any
person be allowed to throw or deposit any stone, stick, earth or other
rubbish in any of the lakes in any of the public squares, parks or
grounds.
This By-Law may be cited as the "Park By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council, the 4th day of June, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council, this 11th day of
June, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 19th June, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. TO AMEND REVENUE BY-LAW 1889.
REVENUE BY-LAW 1889.
(No. 88.)
A By-Law to amend the Revenue By-Law 1889.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria as follows:
1. That sub-section 9 of Schedule "A" of the Revenue By-Law
1889 be amended by striking out all the words therein after the
words "six months " at the end of the second line thereof.
2. By adding at the end of section 22 of said Schedule " A '
the following:—
" Every person who carries on the occupation of a stevedore or
" who takes contracts to load or unload ships within the Municipality, $50 for every six months."
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This By-Law may be cited as the Revenue Amendment By-
Law 1890, No. 2.
Passed the Municipal Council this 18th day of June, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Municipal Council the 25th
day of June A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 10th July, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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SPECIAL RATES.
BY-LAWS Re SPECIAL RATES.
.   '  .    : No. 89.
A By-Law Fixing Special Rate to be Levied in Respect of the By-Law
Authorizing the Construction of the Water Works for the City
cf Victoria, B. (7., 1873.
Whereas by the Corporation of Victoria Water Works Act, 1873,
it is provided that the said Act should not have any force or effect
until the Municipal Council of the said City of Victoria should pass
a By-Law authorizing the construction of the said Water Works,
which By-Law they were thereby empowered to pass.
And whereas on the 20th day of March, 1873, the said Council
passed a By-Law authorizing the construction of Water Works for
the City of Victoria, B. C, 1873, whereby it was enacted that for
the purpose of constructing the said Water Works and other the
purposes in the said Act mentioned or referred to, it should be law_
ful for the Corporation of the City of Victoria to issue debentures of
the £aid Corporation of the City of Victoria to be called " Water
Works Debentures," for a sum of money not exceeding $100,000.
And whereas for the purpose of providing a sinking fund for the
payment of the said debentures, and the interest on same, it was en.
acted by said by-law that the said Council should, for the purpose
aforesaid, raise annually such a sum as might be necessary to pav
the interest upon and provide a sinking fund to meet the whole of
such debentures in full, and should order a rate for that purpose on
all real estate and improvements thereon, to be settled, imposed and
levied, in each and every year to pay the principal and interest on
such debentures.
And Whereas it has been found by computation that the rate
hereinafter mentioned will be sufficient for the purposes aforesaid,
and that it is expedient that such rate be levied and imposed.
Therefore, be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows: 210
WATER works loan.
From and after the final passage of this By-Law, the rate ot
be levied and imposed for the purpose of raising annually a sum
necessary to pay the interest upon and provide a sinking fund to
meet the whole of the hereinbefore recited debentures, shall be
115-1000 of one per cent., which said rate shall be annually levied,
imposed and collected on all real estate and improvements thereon
within the corporate limits ot the City of Victoria.
This By-Law may be cited as the " By-Law fixing a rate under
the By-Law authorizing the construction of Water Works, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23d day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler,
,  .       CM. C.
Gazette, lUh August, 1890.
Mavor.
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No. 90.
A By-Law fixing the rate to be  levied in respect of the $50,000
Water  Works Loan, 1875.
Whereas for the purpose of providing a sinking fund for the payment of the Debentures? issued in respect of the $50,000 Water
Works Loan, 1875, and the interest thereon, it has been found expedient to fix a specific rate; J|p
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate to be
levied and imposed for the purpose of raising annually a sum necessary to pay the interest upon and provide a sinking fund to meet the special rate.
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whole of the hereinbefore recited debentures shall be 63-1000 of
one per cent., which said rate shall be annually levied and imposed
and collected on all real estate and improvements thereon, within
the limits of the Citv of Victoria.
This by-law may be cited as the  " By-Law  fixing a rate to be
levied in respect of the $50,000 Water Works Loan, 1875."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed  the Council  the  23d  day  of
July, A. .0. 1890.
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Wellington J. Dowler,
J C. M. C.      •    ■
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 91.
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate imposed by the Water Works Debentures and Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1877.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Water Works Debenture and
Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1877 ;"
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed
by said by-law shall be reduced to 26-1000ths of one per cent., and
there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the said
rate of 26-lOOOths in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the Water Works Debenture and Revenue By-Law
Amendment By-Law, 1877."
■ 11 3.    The said Commissioners shall have power to reject any or
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Wellington J., Dowler,
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate imposed by the By-Law to authorize
the raising of $20,000, 1878.
WnEREAS on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the by-law to authorize the raising of
twenty-thousand dollars, 1878.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows :
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced, to 21-1000ths of one per
cent., and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said bylaw the said rate of 24-1000ths in ii£u of the rate imposed by the
said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the "Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the By-Law to authorize the raising of twenty
thousand dollars, 1878." Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C.
Gazette, 14th October, 1890.
Reducing Special Rate imposed by the " Public Lighting By-Law,
1885."
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Public Lighting By-Law, 1885;"
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 16-1000thsof one per cent.,
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the
said rate of 16-1000ths in lieu of rate imposed by said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the j Public Lighting By-law,' 1885."
Passed the Municipal Council the 6th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. m JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
CM. C fj.
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
^p** water works loan.
No. 94.
Reducing Special Rede Imposed by the Drainage By-law, 1885.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Drainage By-Law, 1885."
Therefore be it enacted .by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
From and after the final passage cf this by-law :he rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 6-1000ths of one per cent,
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the
said rate of 6-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the special rate
i rrposed by the Drainage By-Law, 1885.".
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[L.S.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, August 14th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 95.
Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the " Water Works Loan By-Law,
|jt\     %     j.    1886."
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Water Works Loan Bj'-Law,
1886."
,     "j STREET AND BRIDGE LOAN.
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Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 56-1000ths of one per cent,
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the
said rate of 56-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the special rate
imposed by the Water Works Loan By-Law, 1886."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed in Council the 23rd day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C.
Gazette, August 14th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 96.
Reducing Special Rale Imposed by the Street and Bridge Loan
By-Law, 1886.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Street and Bridge Loan By-Law,
1886."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 33-l0O0ths of one percent,
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of the said by-law
the said rate of 33-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law.
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This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the special rate
imposed by Street and Bridge Loan By-Law, 1886."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, A. D. 1890.
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Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C
Gazette, August 14th, 1890,
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No.   97.
Reducing Speeial Rate Imposed by the Johnson Street Sewer By-Law,
1888.
Whereas on account of the value of property liable to assessments
within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to levy the full
rate imposed by the Johnson Street Sewer By-Law, 1888.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:-—
From and 'after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 20-1000ths of one per
cent, and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said bylaw the said rate of 20-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said
by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the special rate
imposed by the Johnson Street Sewer By-Law, 1888."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
'4  £W reducing special rate.
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Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, A. D. 1890.       .#•
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J Dowler, Mayor.
H 0. M. C .
Gazette, August 14th, 1890.
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No. 98.
Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the Water Works Loan By-Law,
1888.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable
to'assessment within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Water Works Loan By-Law
1888." -a *."..; . j|*
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 13-1000ths of one per
cent, and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said bylaw the rate of 13-1000thsin lieu of the rate imposed by this by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the special rate
imposed by Water Works Loan By-Law, 1888.
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, 1890.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J Dowler, Mayor.
C M. C       .|j||     .    I
Gazette, August 14th, 1890. 218
reducing special rate.
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No. 99.
Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the $45,000 Loan By-Law, 1889,
Whereas c-n account of the increased value of property liable
to assessment within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the "Forty-five Thousand Dollar Loan
By-Law, 1889."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows,—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 33-1000ths of one per
cent, and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said bylaw the said rate of 33-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said
by-law.
This By-law may be cited as the 1 Reduction of the Forty-five
Thousand Dollar Loan By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, 1890.
[l. a |     n
Wellintgton J. Dowler,
'     C M. C.
Gazette, August 14th, 1890.
No. 100.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the $70,000   Water Works Loan
By-Law, 1889.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the "$70,000 Water Works Loan By-
Law, 1889." reducing special rate.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 52-1000ths of one per cent,
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the
said rate of 52-lOOOths in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the special rate
imposed by the $70,000 Water Works Loan By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council 23rd day of the
July, 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler
C. M. C
Gazette, August 14th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
No. 101.
Redwdng Special rate Imposed by the $60,000 Water  Works Loan
By-Law, 1889.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the "$60,000 Water Works Loan By-
Law, 1889."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said bj'-law shall be reduced to 45-1000ths of one per cent.
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the
said rate, of 45-100Oths in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law. This by-law may be cited as the "Reduction of the special rate
imposed by the $63,000 Water Works Loan By-Law, 1889.
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered  and finally passed the Council the 23rd day of
July, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor,
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No. 102.
Reducing Special Rate Imposed, by the Pleasure Grounds Loan
By-Law, 1889.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City; of Victoria it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the "Pleasure Grounds Loan By-Law,
1889."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor aud Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
From and alter the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 19-1000ths of one per
cent, and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said bylaw the said rate of. 19-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said
by-law
This by-law may be cited as the "Reduction of the special rate
imposed by the Pleasure Grounds Loan By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council the yth day of July, A. D. 1890 REDUCING SPECIAL RATE
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23d day of
Ju^y, A. D. 1890.     ||§| I        g|f .J§§|
[l. s.]   '        J^LSJBe     a     '   JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mavor.
C. M   C
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
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A By-Law Reducing Special Rate imposed by the "Fire Department
By-Law, 1890.'
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rates proposed by the " Fire Department By-Law,
1889;"
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City
of Victoria, as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this By-Law the rate imposed by said by-law shall be reduced to 11-1000 of one per cent.,
and there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law,
the said, rate of ll-1000ths in lieu of the rate imposed by said
by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the \ Fire Department By-Law, 1889.' 1
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 23d day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[ls] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C. M. C.
Gazette, 14th August, 1890. «*
reducing special rate.
No. 104.
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the Street  Railway
Guarantee By-Law, 1889.
Whereas, on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Street Railway Guarantee By-
Law, 1889."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the'
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this by-law, the rate imposed by said by-law shall be 210-I000ths of one per cent., and there
shall be levied and collected in respect of the said by-law, the said
rate of 210-lOOOths of one per cent., in lieu of the rate imposed by
said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the Street Railway Guarantee By-Law, 1889,
By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and "finally passed' the Council this 30th day ol
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler,
Mayor.
C M. C
Gazette, 14th August, 1889."
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No. 105.
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the " Victoria, Saanich
and New Westminster Bonus By-Law, 1889."
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it it found unnecessary to
levy the lull rate imposed by the "Victoria. Saanich and New Westminster Railway Bonus By-Law, 1889."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City ot  Victoria as follows:
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate im
posed by said by-law shall be 210-1000ths of one percent., and there
shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the said rate
of 210-1000ths of one per cent, in lieu of the rate imposed by said
by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Specia
Rate imposed by the 'V ct oria, Saanich and New Westminster
Railway Bonus By-Law, 1889,' By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day of
July, A. D. 1890,
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Gazette, 14th August, 1890. 224
reducing special rate.
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No. 106.
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate Imposed 'by the City Hall Addition
By-Law, 1890.
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the "City Hall Addition By-Law,
1890.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Victoria, as follows :
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed
by the said by-law shall be 26-1000ths of one per cent., and there
shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the said rate
of 26-1000ths of one per cent., in lieu of the rate imposed by said
by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the City Hall Addition By-Law, 1890, By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered aud finally passed the Council thic 30th day of
July, A. D. 1890.
fL. b.]
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
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i No. 107.
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate imposed by the " Cemetery Loan
By-Law, 1890."
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the "Cemetery Loan By-Law, 1890."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Victoria, as follows :—
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate im.
posed by said by-law shall be 9-1000ths of one per cent., and there
shall be levied and collected in respect ot the said by-law the said
rate of 9-1000ths of one per cent., in lieu of the rate imposed by
said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the l Cemetery Loan By-Law, 1889,' By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D 1890-
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, - Mayor.
C M. C -Wi^
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
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A By-Law Reduciny Special Rate Imposed by the %Flour   Mills
Bonus By-Law, 1889."
Whereas, on account of the increased value of property liable
to assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the " Flour Mill Bonus By-Law, 1889."
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reducing special rate.
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of Victoria as follows :
From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed
by the said by-law shall be 9-1000ths of one per cent., and there
shall be levied and collected in respect of the said by-law 9-1000ths
of one per cent., in lieu of the rate imposed by said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the "Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the < Flour Mills Bonus By-Law, 1889,' By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 109.
A  By-Law  Reducing Special Rate  Imposed  by the " Paper Mill
Bonus By-Law, 1889."
Whereas on account of the increased value of property liable to
assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary to
levy the full rate imposed by the  " Paper Mill Bonus By-Law,
1889."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation.of the City of Victoria as follows : REDUCING special rate.
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From and after the final passage of this by-law the rate imposed by the said by-law shall be 13-1000ths of one per cent., and
there shall be levied and collected in respect of said by-law the said
rate of 13-1000ths of one per cent, in lieu of the rate imposed by
said by-law.
This by-law may be cited as the " Reduction of the Special
Rate imposed by the 'Paper Mill Bonus By-Law, 1889,' By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
No. 110.
A By-Law Reducing Special Rate Imposed by the " Sugar Refinery
Bonus By-Law, 1889."
Whereas on account of the increased value of the property liable
to assessment within the City of Victoria, it is found unnecessary
to levy the full rate imposed by the " Sugar Refinery Bonus By-
Law, 18891"
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
From and after the final passage of this by-law, the rate imposed by said by-law shall be 37-1000ths of one per cent., and there
shall be levied and collected in respect of the said by-law th,e said
rate of 37-1000ths of one per cent, in lieu of the rate imposed by
said by-law. 228
MUNICIPAL ASSESSMENT  ROLL.
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This by-law may be cited as the "Reduction of the Special
Rate Imposed by the 'Sugar Refinery Bonus By Law, 1889,' By-
Law." j§ '
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C.
Gazette, 14ih August, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 111.
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A By-Law Respecting the Municipal Assessment Roll for the year
1890.'
Be it enacted by the Council ol the Corporation of the City of
Victoria, as follows :—
1. The Assessment Roll of the said City for the year lb90,
shall be returned by the Assessor to the Clerk of the Municipal
Council on the 20th day of August, 1890.
2. Any and all persons complaining of his, her or their respective assessments on the said roll shali, within one month after the
time hereinbefore fixed for the returning said Roll, notify in writing
the Clerk of the Municipal Council of his, her or their grounds of
complaint.
3. All complaints, of which due notice shall have been given
shall be heard at the City Hall, Victoria, on the 22d day of September, 1890, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, or so soon after as they
they can be heard.
1 Reconsidered aud finally passed the Council this 30th day of
July, 1890.
H|;   [l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
Gazette, 14th August, 1890.
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'   No. 112. ?      J|
A  By-Law Prohibiting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors to  Minors
under the age of twenty years.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
From aud after the final passage of this by-law, no person or
persons, holding a license or licenses from the Corporation of the
City of Victoria, to sell liquor within the Corporate limits of the
said City of Victoria, shall sell or cause to -sell or otherwise dispose
of or allow'to be given or sold upon the premises in respect of
which be is licensed, any wine, spirits, ale, beer or other intoxicating liquor, within the Corporate limits of the said<Tity of Victoria,
to any person or persons under the age of twenty years, nor shall
said person or persons holding such license or licenses as aforesaid
permit any person or persons under the age of twenty years to remain upon his,premises so licensed, and shall eject any such person
or persons under said age from said premises.
No person or persons so licensed as aforesaid shall permit any
gambling, card playing or dice throwing by any person or persons
under said age upon any premises in respect of which he holds a
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appointing commissioners of sewers.
Any persons violating any of the provisions of this by-law shall
upon conviction be punished by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or by paying a fine not exceeding one hundred
dollars ($100.)
This bj'-law may be cited as the " By-Law Regulating the Sale
of Liquor to Minors and for other Purp.oses."
Passed the Municipal Council the 16th day of July, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day of
July, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellingtor J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, 14th, October 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 113.
A By-Law Appointing Three Commissioners of Sewers.
Be it enacted by the Mayor aud Aldermen of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria as follows :—
1. That Thomas Earle, M. P., J. H. Turner, M. P. P., and
John Teague, Esq , Senior, are hereby appointed Commissioners to
manage and superintend, as hereinafter prescribed, the construction
of sewerage and drainage works for the benefit of the Corporation
of the City of Victoiia.
The duties of the said Commissioners shall be to examine all
accounts and claims in respect of the sewers of the said City and to
certify same, to sign all cheques drawn in respect of said accounts
and claims, said cheques to be countersigned by the Mayor for the
time being of said City, and to see that all moneys voted for sew- APPOINTING COMMISSIONERS OF SEWERS.
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erage purposes be not expended otherwise than for sewerage purposes, to settle all disputes which may from time to time arise between the engineer in charge, inspector or inspectors, or either of
them, and any contractor or contracors for any work in connection
with said sewers, and report the same through the l.iry Clerk to
the Municipal Council of said Corporation, and the decision of said
Commissioners shall be final.
3. The said Commissioners shall have power to reject any or
all work or material, performed or used, and materials proposed to
be used in any such work, that is not in their opinion in accordance
with the plans and specifications, or either of them.
4. If the said Commissioners shall be of opinion that any assistant engineer or inspector of works is not acting for the best interests of the said City, they shall call thereto the attention of the
engineer in charge of said works, aud through him order the discharge of said assistant engineer or inspector of works.
5. The said Commissioners shall meet at least once in each
mouth, and at any other time at the call of the Secretary upon reasonable notice. lift
6. The City Clerk shall act as Secretary at all meetings ot
said Commissioners.
7. The Secretary shall call a meeting of the Commissioners
whenever requested so to do by the Commissioners or the Engineer
in charge of the works.
8. The said Commissioners shall be appointed by the Council
of said Corporation, and shall hold office for the period prescribed
and limited in and otherwise under and subject to the provisions of
sub-section 90 of section 96 of the "Municipal Act, 1889."
9. The remuneratiou of the said Commissioners shall be $10
each for each and every meeting of said Commissioners duly
convened.
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BANK CREDIT.
10.    This by-law may be cited as "The Commissioners of Sewers appointment By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 6th day of August, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 3rd day of
September, A. D. 1890. '|gj
[l. s.]
Wellington d. Dowler,
C M.C
Gazette, September 25th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT.
Mayor.
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No. 114.
A By-Law to amend the " Bank Credit By-Law, 1890."
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Victoria as follows:—
Section one (1) of the "Bank Credit By-Law, 1890," is hereby
amended by striking out the figure "5" in the fourth line of said
section, and inserting therefor the figure "8."
This By-Law may be cited as "The Bank Credit By-Law
Amendment By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of September, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 10th day of
September, A. D. 1890.
[L.S.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C.
Gazette, September 25,1890.
JOHN GRANT.
Mayor.
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No. 115.
A By-Law to amend the ''Buildings By-Law."
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria as follows:—
That section twenty-one (21) of "Ihe Buildings By-Law" be,
and the same is hereby amended, by adding thereto at the end of
said section the following words "nor shall any tent or tents be
placed or erected within the said limits."
This By-Law may be cited as "The Buildings By-Law Amend
ment By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Muutcipal Conncil the 3rd day of September, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 10th day of
September, A. D. 1890.
[l s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette September 25, 1890.
JOHN GRANT.
Mayor.
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A By-Law providing for the widening of Chatham Street.
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Whereas it is expedient for the convenience of the travelling
public aud the citizens generally that Chatham Street, in the City
of Victoria, be widened: llj
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen ;>f the Corporation
of the City of Victoria as follows:—
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That Chatham Street, Spring Ridge, aforesaid, be widened for
its length between Chambers Street and Fernwood Road, in said
City, to a uniform width of forty feet, and that for such purpose the
land on each side of said street between Chambers Street and Fern-
wood Road aforesaid, to a width often feet, or such other width as
may be found necessary, shall be entered upon, taken and used for
the purpose of widening same as aforesaid.
This By-Law may be cited as "The Chatham Street Improvement By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of September, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and fiually passed the Council this 10th day of
September, A.D. Ib90.
[L. S.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C.
Gazette, September 25 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 117.
A By-Law to Appoint Park Commissioners for Beacon Hill Park.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria as tollows :
1. Thomas Earle, Joseph Heywood and John H. Turner are
hereby appointed f^rk Commissioners for said Park.
It shall be the duty of said C6mmissioners to recommend to
the Council such improvements as in their opinion would be desirable and proper to be executed in said Park, together with an esti"
mate of the cost of said improvements, and to make frequent personal inspection of the said Park, and to examine all accounts and BEACON   HILL   PARK.
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claims in respect of said Park.and to certify the same ; to sign all
cheques drawn in respect of the said accounts and claims, and said
cheques to be countersigned by the Mayor for the time being of the
said City, and to see that all moneys voted for Park purposes be
not expended otherwise than for Park purposes ; to settle all disputes which may, from time to time, arise between the surveyor in
charge, inspector or inspectors, or either of them, and any contractor or contractors for any work in connection with said Park, and
report the same through the City Clerk to the Municipal Council
of said Corporation ; and the decision of the said Commissioners
shall be final, and shall, at the end of the term of their appointment
report to the said Council the condition of said Park and the im.
provemcnts made thereon. In such report they shall also include
the cost that the City has been to on account of said Park and upon
what account expended, and generally shall exercise a supervision
over said Park and improvements that may be made. The said
Commissioners shall meet at leat once in each month, and at any
other time at the call of the Secretary upon reasonable notice. The
City Clerk shall act as Secretary at all meetings of said Commissioners.
This by-law may be cited as " The Beacon Hill Park Commissioners Appointment By-Law."
Passed the Municipal Council the 6th day of September, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 10th day of
September, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. c    |k
Gazette, September, 25th, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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'REVENUE.
No. 118.
A By-Law to amend the " Revenue By-Law Amendment  By-Law,
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1890,
Whereas it is expedient to amend the " Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1890."
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
Section 3 of the "Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law*
1890," is hereby amended as follows :—
By striking out the figures " $10 " in the third line thereof,
and substituting therefor the following words, " five dollars ; provided, however, that no proprietor or manager of any theatre shall
be required to pay in respect of such exhibitions, sums in the aggregate greater than the sum of $30 per month."
This by-law may be cited as "The Revenue By-Law Further
Amendment By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of September, A. U.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 17th day of
September, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.J
Wellington J. Dowler,
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
C. M. C
Gazette, October 16th, 1»90.
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No. 119.
A By-Law to repeal the " Fire Prevention By-Law.'*
Be it enacted by the Council of fhe  Corporation of the   City  of
Victoria, as follows :—i * ■
SHORT TITLE.
1. This by law may be cited as the "Fire Prevention By-
Law."
INTERPRETATION.
2. The " Interpretation By-Law" apj lies to this by-law.
FIRE WARDENS.
3. The Council shall, at its first meeting after each annua!
election, or as soon thereafter as conveniently may be, and from
time to time as a vacancy occurs, appoint one of the Aldermen for.
each Ward to be the Fire Warden for that Ward, and every such
Fire Warden shall hold office until his successor is appointed.
4. The Mayor and Fire Wardens shall have supervision and
control of the officers, members, employees of the Fire Department,
and shall prescribe the rules for its discipline and management. The
Mayor andFire Wardens shall have control and management of the
public property now pertaining to the Fire Department of the said
City of Victoria, and shall from time to time in their sound discretion,
always subject to the approval of the Council, purchase, add, to and
acquire when necessary, or sell and dispose of, when not required
for the use of the Department, engines, hose carriages, hose and
such other property as the exigencies of the Department may
require. The Mayor and Fire Wardens shall, on the first day of
January of each year, or so soon thereafter as practicable, report to
the City Council the estimated amount of salaries and other
necessary expenditures of the said Fire Department for the ensuing
year.
if 5. No person shall impede in any way or hinder any Fire
Warden, Fireman or other person under the direction of the Chief
Engineer of the Fire Department or other officer in command at
any fire or fires.
OBSTRUCTING  APPARATUS.
6. No person or persons shall wilfully or carelessly permit any
vehicle to obstruct the progress of the apparatus of the Fire Department going to or returning from a fire, alarm or drill,
BREAKING BLOCKADE.
7. No person or persons, save and except the Mayor, Fire
Wardens, Police, Firemen and owners, occupiers or employees of
buildings endangered by fire, shall be permitted to enter any burning building or witrjin the lines designated by ropes or guards,
across all or any streets, lanes or alleys, and any person or persons
entering within the lines designated by the ropes or guards, or
refusing to move when directed to do so by any police officer or
officers of the Fire Department, shall be liable to a fine or imprisonment, or both, as provided for in this by-law.
DRIVING OVER HOSE.
8. No person or persons shall run over with any vehicle, the
line or lines of hose in use at any fires, alarms or drills, bo as to
injure the said hose.
RIGHT OF WAY.
9. All movable apparatus of the Fire Department shall have
the paramount right of way at all times through all streets, lanes
and alleys.
FALSE ALARMS.
10. No person or persons shall, without reasonable cause,
make or circulate, or cause to be made or circulated, any false alarm
of fire by outcry, ringing of bells, or otherwise. *ie
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11 No person or persons shall break, remove or injure any of
the parts or appurtances of the fire alarm telegraph without
authority from the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, who
shall report such action to the Fire Wardens.
12. No person or "persons shall make or fit any key to the lock
of any signal box of the fire alarm telegraph, have or retain in his
or their possession, or under his or their control, a key belonging to
or fitted to open the lock of any signal box without authority from
the Fire Wardens and Chief Engineer of the Fire Department so
to do, or pick, or force the lock of any such signal box.
13. No person shall put or place, maintain, or suffer to be or
remain, any article, thing or matter on or upon the sidewalk so as
to interfere with the free access or approach to any signal box of
the fire alarm telegraph.
14. Any person moving or intending to move any house or
building in, on and through any street or streets where it may become necessary to interfere with any fire alarm wire, shall give due
notice to the Fire Wardens and Chief Engineer of the Fire Department before commencing to remove said house or building. The
person moving said house or building shall, give security in coin,
not exceeding twenty-five dollars and any other security that may
be necessary to defray all expenses in taking down, removing,
fixing and repairing said fire alarm telegraph or any portion thereof
or any damage thereto in consequence of the moving or removal of
the house or building.
FLYING KITES.
15.    No person shall raise or fly a kite within the'city limits.
FIRE ESCAPES.
16. Every building of three stories or more in height, occupied
or used as a hotel, boarding or lodging house, or any factory, mill,
manufactory or workshop, shall be provided with good and
sufficient means of egress in case of fire.    Every building in which
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operatives are employed above the first floor sha 1 be provided with
metal fire escapes, and women aud children shall not be employed
above.the second story of any factory, shop or printing office unless
there are two or more means of exit. All fire escapes shall be
built and placed in accordance with the instructions of the Chief
Engineer of the Fire Department or other officer appointed by the
Fire Wardens, shall be kept free from any obstructions, and shall
extend from the first story to at least four feet above the roof.
17. Every building of four stories or more in height used as a.
store, warehouse, factory, workshop, hotel or lodging-house, and all
theatres, shall have a four inch metallic stand pipe within or near
the front wall, extending from four feet above the line of sidewalk
to the line of roof, and at each story there shall be proper branches
with gate valves, and there shall boa Siamese inlet at the line of
sidewalk, all of the proper dimensions to connect with the hose of
the Fire Department.
8T0VES, FIRE-PLACES, ETC.
18. No smokestack or pipe of metal for conveying fire, smoke
or hot air, shall be fixed nearer than twelve inches to the face oj
any timber, and no such smokestack or pipe of metal shall pass
through any timber framing or partition of wood or lath and plaster
or through any wooden floor, unless it is encircled by a rim'of solid
Htoue, brick or metal no less than three inches wide and equal in
thickness to the full finished thickness of the framing through which
it passes.
19. No person shall set or place any stove, furnace, range or
vessel in which fire may be kept, in such a manner that the back
thereof be less than 16 inches irom any woodwork ; unless such
woodwork is protected by metal, and in that ease not less than
twelve inches ; and all iron stoves, furnaces and vessels in which
fire may be kept, hot built into a brick chimney, shall stand upon
stone, brick or zinc, or other incombustible material, which shall
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20. Every occupant of any building shall keep all pipe-holes
in any chimney in such building, while such pipe-holes are not in
lijfe, closed by a proper stopper of metal or other incombustible
material.
21. No occupant of any building shall permit any chimney
stove pipe or flue therein to become unclean or take fire.
ASHES.
22. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit any ashes,
or cause the same to be deposited or placed, or permit the same to
be or remain in any wooden vessel or upon the floor of any building,
or in any place or premises belonging to or occupied by him, or her,
or others, or in any metallic vessel within two (2) inches of any
woodwork, or structure, or place, or permit any hay, straw or other
combustible material uncovered within his courtyard or lot of
ground within ten (10) feet of any building,
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23. No person shall keep any larger quantity thau eighty
gallons of coal oil or other oil ot a similiar combustible character in
wooden casks, or three hundred gallons in tin, iron, stone or earthenware or twenty gallons of crude oil, burning fluid, naptha, benzole,
benzine, or other similar combustible fluid in any wooden building;
and no person shall keep any larger quantity than one hundred aiid
fifty gallons ot coal oil, or other oil ot a similar combustible
character, in wooden casks, or seven hundred and fifty gallons in
tin, iron, stone or earthenware, or oighty galldns of crude oil, burning fluid, naptha, benzole, benzine, or other similar combustible
fluid, in any brick building, unless the same shall be kept in a cellar
properly ventilated and without a floor, or with a floor of brick,
stone, cement, or other incombustible materials, in which case three
hundred gallons of coal oil, or other oil of a similar inflammable
character, in wooden casks, or one thousand gallons in tin, iron,
stone or earthenware, may be so kept; and no person shall permit
or suffer any of the fluids mentioned in this section to flow iuto any
municipal drain or sewer. J*_
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24. Notwithstanding anything in the last preceding section
contained, when fire-proof buildings, so constructed as to insure at
all times a thorough ventilation thereof and used exclusively for
the purpose of keeping or storing coal oil, burning fluid, crude oil,
naptha, benzole, benzine, or other similarly combustible materials,
are isolated or detached at least two hundred feet from all other
buildings, then any of the said fluidamay be kept and stored therein
without limit as to quantity, subject to the provisions hereinafter
contained.
25. No person shall take, light or use in such storage building
as is mentioned in the last preceding section, any fire, either for
heat, light or other purpose.
26. No person shall at any time keep or store any fluid mentioned in this by-law, iu the unlimited quantity therein authorized
or mentioned, unless he has obtained from the Inspector of Buildings, within one year then last past, a certificate to the effect that the
building in which such fluid is stored or kept, is in all respects of
the character and description mentioned in that section; and for
every such certificate the person obtaining the same shall pay to
the Inspector of Buildings, for the use of the Corporation, a fee of
one dollar.
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27. No person shall, at one time, convey on any vehicle more
than two hundred and fifty gallons of any of the combustible fluids
herein mentioned or referred to.
28. No person shall keep in store or for sale or use in any
building within.the fire limits more than the quantity of hay or
straw following, namely :—
For every livery or hack stable, 15 tons.
For storage or sale, 15 tous.
For private consumption, two tons.
29. No person shall, in any building where hay, straw,
shavings, or other combustible materials may be, smoke or have in FIRE PREVENTION.
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his possession any lighted pipe, cigar or cigarette, or carry or keep,
or sutler to be carried or kept, any lighted lamp, caudle or taper
not being enclosed in a lantern or shade so as to prevent ; ccident
from fire therefrom.
SMOKE AND DRY HOUSES.
30. All smoke-houses or dry-houses shall be built of brick or
stone, and the door and root of same shall be constructed of some
non-combustible material
SHAVINGS, HAY, STRAW AND LITTER  ^
31. Each person making, using or having the charge or
control of shavings, hay, straw, paper, bags, litter or any other
combustible waste or fragments, shall, at the close ot each day,
cause the-same to be securely stored or disposed ot so as to be safe
from fire.
AISLES OF BUILDINGS.
32. All aisles and passage ways in buildings used for public
assemblages shall be kept free from camp stools, chairs, benches,
sofas or other obstructions during any performance, service, exhibition, lecture, concert, ball or public assemblage whatever.
SMOKESTACKS AND CHIMNEYS.
33. Whenever in the judgment of the Fire Warden?, or upon
the complaint of a majority of the residents adjacent thereto, any
smokestack, chimney, flue or stovepipe endangers the surrounding
property by fire, or annoys the residents in the neighborhood with
smoke, soot or cinders, the Fire Wardens shall order the same to be
abated, altered or improved as they may think: most suitable for
the protection of the surrounding property and conducive to the
comfort of the residents of the vicini'y.
UNOCCUPIED BUILDINGS.
31. Whenever any unoccupied building or buildings are not
properly secured the Chief Engineer of the Fire Popartment, or
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other officer in charge of said Fire Department, shall immediately
visit the premises and notify the owner, agent, or person having
control of same, of the condition of the said unoccupied building or
buildings, and to have it or them, within twenty-four hours, properly
secured, so as to prevent evil disposed persons having access
thereto.
PERMIT  TO  KINDLE  FIRES.
35. No person shall kindle, or cause to be kindled or used,
any fire upon any street or highway, or anywhere in the open air
in the City of Victoria, without a permit to do so signed by the
Chief Engineer or other officer in charge of the Fire Department.
This section shall not include fire in furnaces necessarily used in
laying roofs or pavements, nor the fires used in the furnaces of
engines necessarily used in blasting or hoisting, nor to fires in the
open air upon private property, necessarily used in setting tires
upon the wheels of vehicles or in heating tar or pitch.
ENFORCING REGULATIONS.
36. The Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, the Assist*
ant Chief Engineer, or any municipal police officer, may enter upon
any property which is, or is reasonably supposed to be subject to
the regulations of this by-law, in order to ascertain whether such
regulations are obeyed, and no person shall obstruct any such officer
in the discharge of his duty.
37. Every person convicted of an infraction of any of the provisions of this by-law shall forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding
fifty dollars. j§|
REPEAL,
3<. The by-law " For the protection of the City against Fire,"
No. 1; the by law " Defining the Duties of Fire Wardens and Regulating the Conduct of the Inhabitants at Fires," No. 2; " A By-Law
for the protection of Fire Ladders within the City of Victoria,"
No. 73; the "Fire Alarm By-Law, 1882," No. 87;  the Petroleum
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By-Law, 1882," No. 92; section 3, 4, 10, 11,- 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,
18 and 29 of the "Victoria Building By-Law, 1883," No. 98; and
section 6 of the " Fire Limits and Wooden Buildings By-Law*
1885," No. 116 ; " A By-Law for the Prevention and Suppression
ot Fires, 1887;" and so much of every other by-law as is incon-
sistent with this by-law or makes any provision for any matter
herein provided for, are hereby repealed ; and this by-law is substituted for them.
Passed the Municipal Council the 3rd day of September, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 23rd day of
September. A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, October 16th, 1880.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
No. 120.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to raise the
sum. of $300,000 for Sewerage Purposes.
Whereas it is expedient to raise the sum of $300,000 for the purpose of constructing a general system of sewerage works for the
benefit of the City of Victoria.
And whereas for the purpose aforesaid it will be nepessary to
raise by way of loan, upon the credit of said Corporation, the sum
of $300,000.
And whereas it will require the sum of $14,659.65 to be raised
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And whereas the amount of the whole rateable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last
revised assessment role, being for the year 1889, was $3,94^,903
irrespective of any future increase of the rateable property of the
said Corporation* of the City of Victoria, and of any income in the
nature of tolls, interest or dividends'from the work or from any
stock, shares or interest in the work upon which the money so to
be raised, or any part thereof, is intended to be invested, and also
irrespective ot any income from the temporary investment of the
sinking fund ov any part thereof.
And whereas for the paying of interest and creating an equal
yearly sinking fund for paying the principal sum of $300,000 and
interest as hereinafter mentioned, it will requite an equal annual
rate of 161-1000 of one per cent, in the dollar.
And whereas it is the intention of the Mayor and Council  of
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the Corporation of the City of Victoria, that three persons, to be
called Commissioners of Sewerage, shall be appointed to superintend the construction and erection of such sewerage works, aud
^confirm all disbursements aud outlays in connection therewith.
Theref >re be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said Corporation of
the City of Victoria, for the purpose aforesaid, to borrow or raise by
way of loan from any person or persons, body' or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the
debentures hereinafter mentioned, the said sum of $300,000 and
cause the same to be paid to the Treasurer of the Corporation, aud
in respect thereof for the said Mayor to issue debentures of the said
Corporation to the amount of $300,000, in sums of not less than
£200 sterling, or its equivalent, each payable at the end of fifty
years from the date on which this by-law takes effect, and to bear
interest at the rate of four per cent, per annum, payable half-yearly,
on the 20th day of May and on the 20 day of November in each and
every year during the currency of the said debentures. -"'
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2. The said debentures, as to principal aud interest, shall be
payable at the office of the Bank of British North America in
London, England; New York City, New York- State, United
States of America ; or Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
Canada.
3. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said Corporation of
the City of Victoria, and he is hereby authorized and instructed to
sign and issue the said debentures hereby authorized to be issued*
and the Clerk of the said Corporation is hereby authorized and
instructed to attach the seal of the said Corporation to the said
debentures after such signing by the Mayor.
4. For the purpose or forming a sinking fund for the payment
of the said debentures, aud the interest at the rate aforesaid to become due thereon, an equal special rate of 164-1Q00 of one per
cent, in the dollar, shall, in additiou to all other rates, be levied,
raised and collected in each year upon all the rateable property in
the said Corporation during the continuance of the said debentures,
or anv of them.
5. This by-law shall, before the final passage thereof, receive
the assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner
provided by the "Municipal Act, 1889," and Amending Acts.
6. This by-law shall take effect on the 20th day of November,
1890.
This by-law may be cited as the " Sewerage Loan  By-Law,
1890.
Passed the Municipal Council this 7th day of Aug., A. D.
1890.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 18th day of September, A. D. 1890.
Reconsided and finally  passed the  Council this 30th day of
September, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.] JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C M. C.
Gazette, October 16th, 1890.
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No. 121.
A By-Law Authorizing the Sale of part of Lot 423, Block 2,
Victoria City.
Whereas the premises known as the Deluge Fire Engine House
and the Tiger Fire Engine House, both situate in the City of Victoria, are situate in too close proximity to each other for the best
protection from fire of the said City :
And whereas it has been found expedient to dispose of the
premises known as the Deluge Fire Engine House and the land
upon which the same is erected ;
And whereas it is the intention of the Corpo.ation of said City
to j urchase other land and premises at some more advantageous
and useful position or positions in said City, and to use the proceeds
of the sale of said Deluge Fire Engine House and premises in the
purchase of the said other land and premises, and the erection and
establishment thereon of other fire engine stations,
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. That the Clerk of the Municipal Council of the City of
Vietoria be, and he is hereby authurized, to sell on behalf of the
Corporation of the said City of Victoria, the buildings aud premises known as the Deluge Fire Eugine House and the lot of land
upon which the same is erected, being part of Lot 423, Block 2, o
the City of Victoria.
2. That the said Clerk do advertise for tenders for the said
land and hereditaments, and that the price at which the same are
sold shall be first approved by the Municipal Council of the said
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■fhis By-Law may be cited as the "Deluge Fire Engine Sale
By-Law."
1 Passed the Municipal Council the 18th day of August, A. D
1890.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 18th day of September, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered aud finally passed the Council this 30th day of
September, A. D. 1890,
[l. s.] ' |i JOHN GRANT,
Wellington J. Dowler, Mayor.
C M. C
Gazette, October 16th, 1890. '
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No. 122.
A By-Law to Amendtht Street By-Law, 1887.
WnEREAS it is expedient to amend the " Street By-Law."
Therefore be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
The " Street By-Law" is hereby amended by adding the following section after Section 25 of the said By-Law :—" 25 a. No
person shall drive any cattle, sheep or swine across any bridge
within the limits of the Corporation of the City of Victoria."
This By-Law may be cited as " The Streets By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 5th day of November, A. D.
1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 12th day of
November, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington. J. Dowler,
C M. C.
Gazette, l%th Dec, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. Ii
FURTHER AMENDING THE IEYENUE BY-LAW.
No. 123.
A By-Law Further amending " The Revenue By-Law, l-889.':
Whereas it is expedient  to further amend the Revenue By-Law,
1889.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria, as follows :
Section (4) of" The Revenue Bj7-Law, 1889" is hereby amended by striking out in the fourth line the figures 7-10 and inserting
in lieu thereof the figures 610-1000.
This By-Law may be cited as the "Revenue By-Law 1889
Amendment By-Law, 1890, No. 4."
Passed the Municipal Council the 12th day of November, A
D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 19th day of
November, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C. M. C
Gazette, ISih Dec, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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124.
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A By-Law for the Extension of Corporation Limits.
Whereas a large population resides on the outside of the Corporation limits: m
And whereas it would be undesirable to have other municipalities created on the borders of this city :
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Therefore be it resolved, that steps be at once taken so that
the limits of the Corporation of the City of Victoria be extended to
such an extend as is conferred by the powers contained in the "Municipal Act, 1889," and Amending Act :
The boundary of such extension to be as follows :
Commencing at a point in the shore line of Fowl Bay at the
Southern end of an accommodation road thence northerly along the
centre of said road to its intersection with the Southern boundary
line of section 68; thence easterly along said boundary line
to the south-east corner of section 68 ; thence northerly
along Eastern boundary lines of section 68, 74 and 76 to
the south-east corner of section 25 ; thence westerly along southern
boundarv line of section 25 to the centre ot Mount Tolmie road;
thence northerly along the centre of Mount Tolmie road to its intersection with the southern boundary line of section 26 ; thence
westerly along said boundary line to the south-west corner of section '26 ; thence northerly along the western boundary lines of sections 26 and 27, to the north-west corner of section 27 ; thence
westerly along the southern boundary lines of sections 34 and 42 to
the south-west corner of section 42; thence northerly along western
boundary line of section 42 to the south-east corner of section 62;
thence westerly along the boundary lines of sections 62, 63 and 7
to the intersection ot the southern boundar}' line of section 7 with
the centre of Burnside road ; thence north-westerly along the centre
of Burnside road to the centre of Harriet road; thence along the
centre of Harriet road to Victoria Arm ; thence along the shore
line of Victoria Arm aud Victoria Harbor (including all wharves,
jetties and buildings along the said shore lines, and also including
Point Ellice Bridge, Rock Bay Bridge, aud James Bay Bridge) to
the point of commencement.
Also commencing at a point where the centre of Arm street intersects the right bank of Victoria Arm ; thence southerly along
the centre of Arm street to Craigflower road^ thence easterly along
the centre of Craigflower road to the centre of Morgan road ; thence
southerly along the centre of Morgan road to the north-west corner ii
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of section 32 ; thence along the western boundary line of section 32
to the shore ot Victoria Harbor ; thence along the shore lines of
Victoria Harbor and Victoria Arm (including all wharves, jetties
and buildings'along the said shore lines, and also including Point
Ellice Bridge) to the point of commencement.
Passed the Municipal Council the 21st day of October, A. D.
1890.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 2nd day of December,
A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
C M. C
Gazette, 11th December, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 125.
A  By-Law For Raising the Sum of $45,000.00 for the   Purchase
of a Market Site.
Whereas it is expedient to establish a Public Market in the City
of Victoria.
And whereas it is estimated that the cost of acquiring land
suitable for a site therefor iu said city will be $45,000, which sura
it is proposed to raise by way of loan upon the credit ot the City
as hereinafter mentioned.
And whereas it will require the sum of $2,198.90 to be raised
annually by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby
created and the interest thereof. MARKET SITE.
And whereas the amount of the whole rateable property of the
said Corporation, according to the last revised assessment roll, is
$9,358,194, irrespective of any future increase of the rateable property of the municipality and of any income in the nature of tolls,
interest, or dividends from the work, or from any stock, shares or
interest in the work upon which the money so to be raised or any
part thereof is inteuded to be invested, and also irrespective of any
income from the temporary investment of the sinking fund or any
part thereof.
And whereas for paying the interest and creating an equal
yearly sinking fund for paying the principal of the said debt intended to be hereby created according to the " Municipal Act, 1389,"
and Amending Act, an annual special rate of 24-1000 of one per cent,
in the dollar will be required.
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that
the said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise
by way of loan from any person or persons, or body or bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of
the debentures hereinafter mentioned a sum of money not exceeding in the whole the sum of $45,000, aud to cause the same to be
paid into the hands ot the City Treasurer ot the said Corporation
for the purpose aud with the object hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number
of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required either in currency or sterling money not less than $500, o.'
the sterling equivalent of that sum, each and all such debentures
shall be sealed with the common seal of the said Corporation aud
signed by the Mayor.
3. The said debentures shall be made payable in 50 years
from the date hereinafter mentioned for this Dy-iaw to take effect '
at the office of the Treasurer of the said Corporation, City Hall,
Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment
of the interest. m
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4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of four
per ceut. per annum from the date hereof, which interest shall be paid
half yearly at the office of the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment
of said debentures and the interest to become due thereon an equal
special rate of 24-1000 of one percent, in the dollar shall, in addition to all o'her rates, be levied and collected in each year upon
all rateable property within the City of Victoria during the continuance of the said debentures or any of them.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation from time to
tim 3 to re-purchase any of the said debentures at such price as
shall in each case be mutually agreed upon, and all debentures so
re-purchased shall be forthwith cancelled, and no re-issue of debentures or any debenture shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.;
7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive
the assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner
provided by the "Municipal Act, 1889," and Amending Act, and
shall take effect on the 24th day of December, A. D. 1890.
8.    This by-law may be cited as the "Public Market Site By-
Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 8th day of October, A. D.
1890.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 2nd day of December,
A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered aud finally passed the Council this 3rd day of
December, A. D. 1890.
[L.S.]
Wellington J. Dowler.
C. M. C.
Gazette, 18th December, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor. market building.
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126.
A By-law for Raising the Sum ot $55,000 for the. Erection of a
Market Building.
Whereas it is expedient to establish a public market in the City
of Victoria.
And whereas it is estimated that the cost of establishing such
public market, and erecting and constructing buildings and premises suitable for such purpose, will be $55,000, which sum it is proposed to raise by way of loan upon the credit of the city as hereinafter mentioned.
Aud whereas it will require the sum of $2,687.62 to be raised
annually by special rate for paying the debt intended to be hereby
created, and the interest thereon.
And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the said
Corporation, according to the last revised assessment roll, is $9,358,-
lt*4, irrespective of any future increase of the rateable property of
the municipality, and of any income in the nature of tolls, interest
or divideudF from the work, or from any stock, shares, or interest
in the work upon which the money so to be raised, or any part
thereof, is intended to be invested; and also irrespective of any
amount from the temporary investment of the sinking fund, or any
part thereof.
And whereas for paying the interest and creating an equal
yearly sinking fund for paying the principal of said debt intended
to be hereby created, an annual special rate of 27-1000 of 1 per
cent, in the dollar will be required.
And whereas it is intended to reduce the general rate so that
the said special rate shall not increase the total rate of taxation.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
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market building.
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the said City to raise
by way of loan from any person or persons, or body or bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of
the debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding in the whole the sum of $55,000, and to cause the- same to be
paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the said Corporation for the
purpose and with the object hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number
of debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be required either in currency or iu sterling money not less than $500,
or the sterling equivalent of that sum, each and all such debentures
shall be sealed with the common seal of the said Corporation, and
signed by the Mayor.
3. The said debentures shall be made payable in 50 years,
from the dav hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take effect, at
the office of the Treasurer ot the said Corporation, City Hall, Victoria, and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of
the interest.
4. The said debentures shall bear interest at the rate of four
per cent, per annum from the date hereof, which interest shall be
paid half-yearly at the office ot the said Treasurer.
5. For the purpose of forming a sinking fund for the payment
of said debentures and the interest to become due thereon, an equal
special rate of 27-1000 of one per cent, in the dollar shall, in addition to all other rates be raised, levied and collected in each year
upon all rateable property within the said City of Victoria, during
the continuance of the said debentures, or any of them.
6. It shall be 'lawful for the said Corporation from time to
time to re-purchase any of the said debentures at such price as
shall in each case be mutually agreed, and all debentures so re-pur-
chased shall be forthwith cancelled, and no re-issue of debentures or
debentuie shall be made in consequence of such re-purchase. CREMATORY.
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7. This by-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive
the assent of the electors of the said Corporation in the manner provided by the "Municipal Act, 1889/' and Amending Act, and shall
take effect on the 24th day of December, A. D. 1890.
8. This By-Law may be cited as the " Public Market Building Bv-Law, 1890."
Passed the Municipal Council the 8th day of October, A. D.
1890.
Received the assent of the ratepayers the 2nd day of Decenir
ber, A. D. 1890.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 3rd day of
December, A. D. 1890.
[l. s.]
Wellington J. Dowler,
H  *       CM. C
Gazette, 1S2A December, 1890.
JOHN GRANT,
Mayor.
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No. 127.
A By-Law to En