Secretary to the Commission.
The following circular letter was sent to every city council in British Columbia Mr. SMITH (Vancouver).
Royal Commissi on.- Chin :se anl Japanese Immigration.
Kamloops, B.C., Oct. 24, 1900. Sir,-I beg leave to request of your city council, for the use of the Royal Commission to inquire into the subject of Chinese and Japanese immigration into British Columbia, information as follows :
I. The number of Chinese and Japanese now resident within the city limits.
II. Increase, if any, within the past twelve months of this class of residents.
III. Revenue obtained by the city from Chinese and Japanese, sources of said revenue, and amount thereof up to September 30th, ult.
IV. Occupations of Chinese and Japanese resident within the city limits.
V. Special reports from the city medical health officer and city sanitary inspector regarding conditions of Chinese and Japanese within the city limits.
VI. Such other information as in the opinion of the city council may be of service to the Royal Commission.
Trusting you will give this matter your earliest attention.
I have the honour to be, sir,
Your obedient servant,