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In the Sessional Papers of 47 Victoria 1884 (14) is the annual Immigration Report from the various Agents. These are extractions from that report.
|Earl of Shaftesbury||-||-||-||-||35|
|East London Family Emigration Fund of Hon. Mrs Hobart||-||-||39||-||-|
|Children's Home, London||-||-||-||39||-|
|Rev. M. Nugent, Liverpool||-||-||35||44||-|
|South Dublin Union||-||28||37||82||-|
|Rev. Mr. Stevenson||28||22||44||-||42|
|Catholic Protective Society, Liverpool||-||-||-||30||100|
|Kingswood Reformatory, Bristol||-||11||-||-||-|
|Mr. Quarrier, Glasgow||134||-||-||-||-|
|Rev. Mr. Stephenson, Children's Home, Hamilton||-||-||-||41||-|
|Sisters of Mercy, Loughrea||-||10||-||-||-|
|Old Castle Union||-||7||9||-||-|
|Cardinal Manning, Dublin||-||51||88||72||62|
|Miss Kennedy, Dublin||-||9||-||-||-|
|Carrick Shannon Union||-||-||8||-||-|
|Boys' Agricultural School, London||-||-||6||-||-|
|Friends' Mission, Dublin||-||-||6||-||-|
|Mr. Meredith, London||-||-||12||-||-|
|Boys' Farm School, Birmingham||-||-||-||2||-|
|Rev. Mr. Wood, London||-||-||-||11||-|
|Mrs Cadle, of Kent||-||-||-||18||-|
|Lord A. Douglas||-||-||-||40||-|
|Dr. Barnardo, London||-||-||-||56||173|
|Mohill Union, Leitrim||-||-||-||10||-|
|Preston board Guardians||-||-||-||-||-|
It is, however, my duty to point out that the agitation which has taken place within the Provinces, and particularly in Manitoba, for political purposes, which has not scrupled among its means to make statements unfavourable to immigration, may have the effect of producing a check to the anticipated stream of immigration referred to in the preceding paragraph. The injurious effect of the kind of outcry that has been raised, has been represented to me by Ocean Steamship Companies as being adverse to their business.
The High Commissioner for Canada, Sir Charles Tupper, has been aided during the past year by the same Emigration Agents of the Department in the United Kingdom as in 1882, namely, Mr. John Dyke, Liverpool; Mr. Thomas Grahame, Glasgow; Mr. Charles Foy, Belfast; Mr. Thomas Connolly, Dublin, and Mr. J.W. Down, Bristol. On the European Continent, Dr. Otto Hahn, of Reutlingen, has continued to act as Agent in Germany.
|Date||Vessel||By Whom Sent||Males||Females||Children||Infants||Total|
|April 25||Sarmatian||Miss Macpherson||35||-||30||-||65|
|do 28||Prussian||Miss Bilborouth||25||3||74||-||102|
|May 8||Circassian||Mrs. Birt||-||1||6||-||7|
|do 14||Polnesian||Earl of Shaftesbury||35||-||-||-||35|
|do 21||Peruvian||Catholic Protective Society, Liverpool||3||-||60||2||65|
|do 28||Sarmatian||Miss Macpherson||26||3||23||-||52|
|do 29||Toronto||Dr. Stephenson's Home, London||24||-||18||-||42|
|June 10||Sardinian||Mrs. Birt||6||23||53||15||97|
|do 10||do||Cardinal Manning||19||4||10||1||34|
|do 10||do||Miss Rye||-||21||88||-||109|
|do 18||Circassian||Mr. Middlemore, Birmingham||8||5||107||5||125|
|do 18||do||Miss Macpherson||4||22||35||4||65|
|do 19||Buenos Ayrean||Miss Bilborough||2||5||66||14||87|
|do 25||Polynesian||Dr. Barnardo, London||1||39||61||-||101|
|do 24||Somerset||Miss Macpherson||-||1||11||3||15|
|do 29||Circassian||Mrs. Birt||1||-||3||-||4|
|Sept 1||Sardinian||Cardinal Manning||21||4||2||1||28|
|Sept 17||Polynesian||Catholic Protective Society, Liverpool||1||3||30||1||35|
|do 23||Dominion||Preston Board of Guardians, Catholic children||-||1||27||-||28|
|do 29||Parisian||Miss Rye||1||11||38||-||50|
|Carrick on Shannon||34||28||28||23||113|
|Mr. Tuke's Fund||668||599||338||202||1,807|
|Total from Irish Unions, &c.||1,723||1,590||1,116||712||5,141|
|Date||Name of Person||Number of Children||Destination|
|Apr. 1 to 5||Mrs. Birt||63||Knowlton|
|May 15||Earl Shaftesbury||35||Hamilton|
|do 29||Mr. Merry||50||Galt|
|do 30||Mr. Robinson||43||Hamilton|
|June 10||Miss Rye||107||Niagara|
|do 11||Cardinal manning||35||Ottawa|
|do 26||Rev. -Fielder||100||Toronto|
|do 25||Miss McPherson||14||Galt|
|Sept 18||Rev. Father Nugent||35||Hamilton|
|do 29||Miss Rye||50||Niagara|
|Provisions.||$ cts.||Clothing, &c.||$ cts.|
|Bacon, per lb.||0 15||Coats, under, tweed||5 00|
|Bread, best white, 4 lb. loaf, 20c.; brown, 6lb.||0 20||do over do||8 00 to 12 00|
|Butter, salt, per lb||0 25||Trousers do||3 50|
|do fresh do||0 30||Vests do||1 00 to 2 00|
|Beef, per lb., 12c.; mutton, 10c.; veal, 13c.; pork||0 30
|Shirts, flannel||1 50 to 2 00|
|Beer, per quart, 10c||0 10||do cotton||1 00|
|Candles, per lb||0 10||do under, "wove"||0 75|
|Cheese do||0 16||Draws, wollen, "wove"||0 75|
|Coffee do||0 25||Hats, felt||2 50|
|Cornmeal, per 100 lb||3 50||Socks, worsted||0 30|
|Eggs, per doz||0 30||do cotton||0 25|
|Flour, per barrel, 1st quality||5 75||Blankets, per pair||4 00|
|do do 2nd do||5 00||Rugs||1 50|
|do buckwheat, per 100 lbs||2 50||Flannel, per yard||0 30 to 0 50|
|Fish, dry or green cod, per cwt||7 50||Cotton shirting, per yard||0 1 to 0 12|
|Firewood, per cord||6 50||Sheeting, per yard||0 20|
|Ham, per lb||0 15||Canadian cloth, per yard||0 50|
|do shoulders, per lb||0 15||Shoes, men's||2 50|
|Herrings, per barrel||4 50||do women's||2 00|
|Mustard, per lb||0 20||Boots, men's||3 50|
|Milk, per quart||0 08||do women's||2 50|
|Oatmeal, per 100 lbs||3 50||India rubber overshoes, men's||0 75|
|Pepper, per lb||0 20||do women's||0 70|
|Potatoes, per bushel||0 60|
|Rice, per lb||0 05|
|Soap, yellow, per lb||0 07|
|Sugar, brown||0 09|
|Salt, per bushel||0 25|
|Tea, black, per lb||0 50|
|do green do||0 50|
|Tobacco, per lb.||0 50|
|Name of Society||Boys||Girls||Total||No. remaining in the Home, Dec. 31, 1882||No. remaining in the Home, Dec. 31, 1883|
|Rev. Mr. Stephenson's Home||53||-||53||4||7|
|Miss Rye's Home||6||171||177||5||2|
|Miss Macpherson's Home||138||55||193||30||28|
|Earl Shaftsbury's Home||42||1||43||-||4|
Sir,-I have the honour herewith to submit, for your information, my Annual Report for the year ending 31st December, 1883.
The work done at this Agency has been very similar to that of other years, and the numbers passing through about the same, or rather larger than last year, when we consider the fact, that in the spring of 1882, we had quite a number land here who were expected to have landed at Quebec, but were prevented by ice in the Gulf, and that from both the Allan and Dominion lines.
Immigrants landing here through the past year have been, in most cases, a very superior lot of people, and I would here refer particularly to the two parties brought over by Rev. John Murray to Cape Breton. But here I would direct the attention of the Department to the alarming prevalence of drunkenness among certain classes of immigrants. With regard to the lot from Ireland, referred to above, they were detained here three days, and yet they wee quite sober and very courteous, while some other lots from the west were no sooner on shore than they were drunk and quite unmanageable, one woman going so far as to strike me in the face by the way of enforcing her orders.
The coal, iron and gold mines, have all absorbed some of the past year's importations, while quite a number have been brought over for the different cotton mills and wollen[sic] manufactories, in this Province and New Brunswick, while some have settled on purchased farms, and are doing well. A number of farm hands and domestic servants have been sent to different parts of both Provinces, so that the immigrants the last year have been scattered more evenly over the two Provinces than in any previous year since I have been in charge of this Agency, they having gone in every direction from Sydney, Cape Breton, to New Denmark, in New Brunswick, a very large percentage of the whole having been brought out by their friends already here. One pleasing feature in connection with those landing here, is that out of so many passengers landing from 56 steamers, not one complaint has been entered against either officers or men, not even against the food, with one exception, while the most marked acts of kindness have been reported to me, as shown by officers and men, to the young and in firm, both on the passage and after the ship's arrival. I feel it my duty again to thank the officials of the Intercolonial Railway and the Customs Department for the very kind and genial manner (even in the most stormy and unpleasant nights on which our immigrants land) in which they do all in their power to aid myself and the travelling agents from Quebec in getting the people away as rapidly as possible, and also to the gentlemen attending to the ship's business, from messrs. Cunard & Co's office.
In the early part of the season, we had two somewhat serious accidents. One man fell between the cars at the landing, cutting his head badly, and though at first we thought he could proceed, we found it necessary to leave him under medical treatment in Truro. The other, while under the influence of liquor, fell from one of the cars as the train was leaving the station, and lost a large part of one foot, which detained him in hospital for a number of weeks. One man and an aged woman were kept for some time until they recovered from illness, the result of colds taken on the passage. These, with a number to whom I furnished medicine, &c., before leaving, while remaining in the city, and two German families, detained at the Deep Water Shed while their children were recovering from scarlet fever and measles, constituted all the sickness and accidents we have had among the 8,475 who have landed here through the past year. Among the emigrants on ship-board, there were two deaths (children), three births and one baptism.
During the past year I have visited a number of the children located by Mrs. Birt and Miss Rye, and investigated one case of abandonment, as already reported to the Department.
There has never been so great a demand for orphan children for adoption since Miss Rye and Mrs. Birt brought over the first lot of young people, as there has been in the past two years in this Province. And there is no doubt but if any of the societies now at work could establish a Home in this Province they could locate quite a large multitude of young people in good Christian homes.
In company with J. Standish Haly, Esq., Secretary of the British and Colonial Emigration Society, I visited the Spring Hill Coal Mines, where R.G. Leckie, Esq., Managing Director, did all in his power to furnish Mr. Haly with all the information at his disposal regarding the quantity and quality of those vast coal fields.
At the Londonderry Iron Mines and Steel Works, Mr. Jamme, the gentlemanly and obliging Manager did the same. Mr. Pool, Manager of the Acadia Coal Company's mines at Stellarton, Pictou County, gave Mr. Haly all the information he possibly could in the very short time at his disposal, and I desire to return my sincere thanks to those gentlemen for their great kindness to Mr. Haly and your Agent.
The total immigration for the year was 8,475, being:--
Tables (A) and (B) will show:-(A) The arrivals and departures; (B) the number of free passes granted at this Agency for year ending 31st December, 1883.
Hoping that the above comprehends all that is necessary, all of which is respectfully submitted.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Edwin Clay, Agent.
Return of Emigration from the Port of Liverpool, for the twelve months ending
31st December, 1882 and 1883.
|West Coast of Africa||704||775||71||--|
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