THE ARGUS MELBOURNE
Monday 25th April 1887

THE IMMIGRANTS' HOME
The weekly meeting of the committee of management of the Immigrants Aid Society was held on Friday in the hospital division, St. Kilda road.

Present-Messrs J. Loudon, , J. Carson, T. G. Johnson, Allred Woolley, and G. Baker, who occupied the chair. The superintendent reported the state of the house to be as follows, viz: - Number remaining last week, 624; admitted since, 44; discharged, 21; died, 3 (John Ford, 97 years, native of Crew- kerne, England ; Thomas Chatterton, 76, native of Derbyshire: Mary Ann Sundford, 57 native of Dublin); Still remaining inmates,141.

The nightly average number of casual cases relieved during the week was 19 males and 2 females ; 63 meals were granted to unem- ployed men during the week Outdoor relief was given to two families, or nine indi- viduals, on presenting the relief cards of the society. The following donations were thankfully acknowledged, viz :- Lady .Loch, one pair vases for the female hospital ward ; the Bakers Society, a large quantity of bread, including one loaf weighing 43lb: Mr.. Lewis, inspector of fish markets, five baskets of fish.

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