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ASSISTED IMMIGRATION.

The following letter has been placed at our disposal for public information :

ToV. Pyke,E-q..M.l'f.R. In reply to your letter of the 'JOth instant, I have tbe honor to inform you tint the present regulations for Nominated Immigration are: (1) Cases of separated families-wheie the husband is in the colony and the wife and family in the United Kingdom; and (2) cased of brothers or sisters, etc., to be specially approved. The charges are LlO par adult, L 5 per child under twelve years, infants free (under twelve months of age). Nominations of friends or acquaintances are now rescinded.—l have the honor, etc., G. P. Richardson, Minister for Immigration.

Not long since, in an arbitration case, an engineer was thus examined as to his professional experience and capacity, so called. " How long have you been in the profession?" "Twelve years." "Are you thoroughly acquainted ; with your work theoretically and practically?" "Ye?." " Do you feel competent to undertake large constructions?" "Yes, most certainly." " In what engineering workß have you been engaged during the last twelve years?" " The manufacture of iron bedsteads."

There was a lively debate at the recent annual meeting of the York Football Club on the subject of their little drink bill. From a report in the ' Yorkshire Daily Chronicle' it appears that when the club sat down to dinner on one occasion the members consumed 3 gallons of lemonade and beer, 43 bottles of lemonade, 5 gallons of beer 1 glass of brandy, 28 pints of beer, 6 glasses of beer, 20 glaoaeu of port wine, 22 glasses of whisky, 0 gins and sodas, 16 brandies and sodas, 6 bottles of stout, 1 port and lemonade, 3 cherry brandies, 4 large Bodas, 1 sherry, 6 bottles of beer, 6 clarets and lemonades, 8 whiskies, 4 glasses of stout, 8 port wines, 10 pints of beer, 1 gin, 4 sodas, 3 lemonades, and two brandies and sodas. When this list of diinks was read out to the aunual meeting there were cries of " Shame!" and some disorder.

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ASSISTED IMMIGRATION., Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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ASSISTED IMMIGRATION. Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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