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 ANNUAL   REPORT
ON   THE
ASYLUM   FOE   THE   INSANE.
NEW  WESTMINSTER,
FOR   THE
YEAR   1892.
VICTORIA, B. C:
Printed by RicHARn Wolkenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 56 Vict. Report on the Asylum for the Insane. 409
REPORT
ASYLUM  FOR THE  INSANE.
1892.
To His Honour Edgar Dewdney,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia,.
May it please Your Honour :
The undersigned respectfully submits, herewith, the Annual Report of the Medical
Superintendent of the Asylum for the Insane for the year 1892.
JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
9th February, 1893. 410 Report on the Asylum for the Insane. ]S92
REPORT
OP   THE
MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE,
New. Westminster, B. C,
For the year ending 31st December, 1892.
The Hon. the Provincial Secretary.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit herewith the Animal Report for the twenty-first year
of the Asylum, ending December 31st, 1892.
The statistical tables appended contain a full report of the operations of this institution
for the year.
During the year the total number of patients under treatment was 187, of whom 142
were males and 45 were females. Remaining in residence at the close of the year were 135, of
whom 107 were males and 28 were females.
Received.
In referring to Table No. 1 the number shown as admitted is sixty-four (64). This
includes nine (9) who were allowed to go to their homes at the request of their friends and
returned before the year was out, making the number of new patients received fifty-five (55).
Of these six (6) had been in the Asylum during previous years. One (1) had enjoyed home life
for 12 years ; another has paid the Asylum a visit for a few months every year since 1886.
Discharged.
The discharged number thirty-nine (39), which includes the nine (9) who were brought back,
and who are included among the seventeen (17) discharged as improved. The four (4)
unimproved are patients whose friends, finding they were incurable, decided to nurse them
at home. I know it is not the custom in some Asylums to include in the number of discharged
those who are brought back the same year. Leaving them on the books would certainly
make a more economical showing in the cost of maintenance.
Escaped.
I am glad to report that no patient escaped during the year. There were, as usual,
several attempts by patients who ai-e allowed a certain amount of liberty, but they were not
successful.
Deaths.
The number was thirteen (13), being G.95 per cent, of the whole number treated, and
seven (7) in number less than last year. Table No. 5 shows the age, length of residence, and
cause of death of those who died. I regret having to chronicle two cases of suicide amongst
the number. The first occurred on March 1st in a strange manner, the patient, Knute
Schubert, never having given a hint of his intention. He was a painter by trade, and had
been oiling and varnishing in the ward. Whilst in the broom closet he forced his head upon
his chest by pushing from the opposite wall with his feet, and died by strangulation; when
seen almost immediately after, he was quite dead. The other occurred on the 29th of May.
David Wilson hung himself with a towel, one end he had fastened to a towel hook in the
lavatory and the other round his neck, he leaned forward and thus strangled himself. Coroner
Pittendrigh held inquests on both of these cases, and the juries brought in verdicts of suicide
while suffering from insanity, no blame to attach to any one.
Unfortunate circumstances such as these, do occur in the best regulated Asylums. There
are always numbers of patients suffering from melancholia, who leave no doubts in the minds
of those who take care of them that they will put an end to their troubles if an opportunity
arises, but these two unfortunates had given no such hint. 56 Vict. Report on the Asylum for the Insane. 411
Among the others who died two (2) were old men brought from the Old Men's Home in
Victoria; another was a well-known old man, Charley McClure, who had been in the Asylum
over 17 years.
Improvements.
Since my last report the Government has had the city water connected with the Asylum
at a cost of $1,000. The city gets its supply from Coquitlam Lake, a distance of eight miles
from this. The water is abundant and of the purest ; besides the supply necessary for household purposes, we have in case of fire one 2-inch hydrant in each of the six wards, one in the
main hall, and one in the kitchen, each with eighty (80) feet of 2-inch hose connected ; and
also outside, 100 feet from the front of the building, a 4-inch hydrant with three valves under
the control of the City Fire Department.
Requirements.
Under this head I must draw your attention again to the laundry. At present the old
wooden kitchen, which is against the main building, is used; the drying room in connection
with it is a source of clanger, as fires have to be continually kept up in the stove to keep the
patients in clean clothes. I would suggest the wooden building be pulled down at once, and
a brick building erected and properly fitted up; the present arrangement also adds materially
to the rates charged by fire insurance companies on the whole building.
I would also suggest that a bake-house be erected with all the modern conveniences. As
our present daily consumption of bread averages 130 pounds per diem, it would no doubt be
cheaper to bake our own.
We also require another boiler in the kitchen for heating water for bathing and household purposes; the increase of the number of patients and the opening of Ward E renders our
present small accommodation that way quite inadequate to supply our wants.
I would also advise lighting the building with electricity. I have been giving the subject
a great deal of attention lately, and I find that the expense per annum would be not more
than two-thirds of our present expenditure, besides being safer and more satisfactory.
We will either have to put in more gas jets or introduce the electric system, as the keepers'
rooms are without light at present, they depending on the old coal oil lamps, which are not safe.
And last, but not least, we require more accommodation at once. The number of new
patients admitted during the past year was fifty-five (55)—males, thirty-five (35), females, twenty
(20). The number of beds available for the incoming patients of this year is nineteen (19) for
white males, nine (9) for Chinese males, and three (3) only for females. From these figures
you will see the urgency of provision being made for increasing the size of the building. This
might be accomplished by building a third story on one of the present wings instead of
building a new wing.
Work.
During the past year all the available ground for garden purposes was cultivated to the
best advantage, and the amount of crops reaped you will see by turning to Table No. 15. We
also did some fencing and road work, and put in some necessary drains. There is still a very
great deal of laying out of the grounds round the building to be done, some of which we hope
to accomplish this ensuing year. I would also advise having a portion of the land at the
back of the building cleared to increase our garden space, as we have found it necessary to
sow the ground we have hitherto used for potato and other root crops with grass seed, as the
crops were poor and deteriorating. For such work it would be requisite to employ outside
labour, as it would not be safe to entrusf the patients with the necessary tools. A greenhouse
28 by 19 feet has been built by the patients ; it still requires a heating apparatus.
The work in the house of oiling, staining, varnishing, &c, has been carried on as required.
The women have done their share of work as usual, as may be seen in Table No. 13.
The poultry yard has returned a net profit in cash of $17.35, but in addition thirty-seven
dozen eggs have been used in the building, which at contract prices makes an additional sum
of $11.    Total, $28.35.
The total amount of work done during the year was 8,628 days' work, a small increase
on last year.
Expenditure.
fuel
The per capita cost (Table No. 14) includes all the expenditure  of the Asylum, salaries,
food, lighting, drugs, furniture, bedding, stationery, &c.; in fact all   but what belongs to 412 Report on the Asylum for the Insane. 1892
the Lands and Works Department and Transport of Lunatics and Keepers. The cost this
year per patient per month was $15,454, and per day 50^ cents, the previous year being 48|
cents per day.    This is accounted for by the increase of the staff.
Estimates.
The following will show the amounts expended as compared with the amounts voted for
the year (see Table No. 11) :—
Voted. Expended.
Salaries $12,760 00 $11,803 87
Provisions      7,500 00 7,030 75
Fuel and light      2,400 00  {l^'/1'^ 25} Total>      2>515 00
Medicines, &c  300 00 226  19
Furniture, bedding, &c  900 00 352 55
Miscellaneous  500 00 635 71
Transport  600 00 8 50
Lands and Works  2,500 00 486 59
In explanation of the above : In Salaries, the staff has been increased by a clerk in the
office since July, and this month I have had to open E Ward for male patients, which has
obliged me to engage another keeper, thereby filling the service vote for salaries. An amount
ought to be included in the Estimates to enable the Medical Superintendent to take a holiday
during each year, the sum to be voted to pay a medical man to take charge during his absence.
It has been found necessary to allow all the other members of the staff a vacation during the
year. In Provisions, strict economy has been observed throughout. In Fuel, the slight
excess of expenditure is owing to the very great length of pipes to be kept heated,
necessitating the fires in the heaters to be kept well up, and even then in very cold weather
the heating apparatus is quite inadequate to keep the building comfortable. Lighting by gas
also is a large item, particularly at this season of the year. The cost of introducing electric
light into the Asylum and the Medical Superintendent's residence, including lamps and cages
for protection in the wards, would be $281. Medicines, bedding, blankets, and clothing are
very uncertain articles to estimate on, the call for such articles being entirely as to the state
of the patients. In Miscellaneous, the city water expenditure has been included since we have
had it on the building ; as there was no special vote for it, it has considerably increased the
amount allowed. Transport,—our expenses this year have been exceptionally low, but at any
time a patient brought down from the upper country would at once call for a large amount.
In Lands and Works, we require for lumber, tools, paints, oil, &c, $1,000 ; besides this an
amount to meet the requirements before mentioned.
The vote of last year may be taken as a fair estimate of what is required for the ensuing
one.    I have written the Auditor-General as follows :—
Salaries, the same as last year, $12,760.
Maintenance :
Provisions    $7,500
Fuel  2,000
Gas  600
Water  600
Medicines, See  300
Clothing  800
Furniture, &c  700
Transport  400
Miscellaneous  500
 $13,400
Lands and Works :
Increased  accommodation   for   patients,   removal   of   old
wooden kitchen, brick laundry, bake-house.
Copper boiler in kitchen  100
Lumber, tools, &c  1,000
Amount received from paying patients during the year, estimated at $800, was $2,418.43. 56 Vict. Report on the Asylum for the Insane. 413
Divine Service.
The Venerable Archdeacon Woods has held service every Sunday, except during his
absence in England; when service was conducted by the Bishop and the Reverends
Irwin, Gowan, Woods, and Darrall. Since his return the Archdeacon has acted as chaplain,
visiting the Asylum twice every week and ministering to the patients in the wards. Sick
patients have also been visited by clergymen of their own denomination, who also officiated at
their graves when death occurred. The choir at the Sunday services is still composed of
ladies and gentlemen resident in the city.
Changes.
There have been no changes in the staff of the  institution  during  the  past year, except
in the case of one  of the  female  attendants, Miss  Iara  Wisdom, whose services I was sorry
to lose, as she was one of the best and most capable attendants I have had.    She  left on the
' 17th December, and her place has been filled by Mrs. Edith McCowan, a former attendant.
The staff has been increased by Mr. M. J. Knight as clerk, and Mr. James Dennison as
10 th Keeper.
Acknowledgments.
Since my last report I have to thank the Government for allowing me a clerk to assist in
the correspondence and in keeping the books, as it enables me to devote more time to
my professional duties which, as the patients increase, to me become greater.
I have also to thank the Venerable Archdeacon, and the other clergymen who officiated
during his absence, for holding Divine service in the institution. Likewise a number of ladies
and gentlemen, and the band of the New Westminster Artillery, for their assistance in getting
up the concerts we had during the early part of 1892. The concerts this winter have not yet
commenced, but we hope shortly to be able to start them.
I also thank the "Times" newspaper, of Victoria, for its weekly edition. I am sorry I
cannot express my thanks to the other newspapers of the Province for similar favours.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
R. I. Bently,
Medical Superintendent. 414
Report on the Asylum for the Insane.
1892
ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT
Of the operations of the Asylum for the Insane, New Westminster, for the Year
ending 31st December, 1892.
Table No.  1.
Showing movements of patients in the Asylum for the year ending 31st December, 1892.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Male.
103
Female.
Total.
20
123
Admitted during year :—
39
25
	
64
39
25
64
142
35
45
17
187
Discharges during year :—
As improved	
13
7
3
5
10
1
	
18
17
4
Total number of discharges during year	
Died	
23
12
16
1
39  ^
13   \
52
	
107
28
135
265   )
128   ]-
5  J
429
322
104
76
533
,,           discharged        ,,                   ,,
,,           died                   „                   „
,,            escaped              „                    ,,
202
115
5
63
13
398
107
28
135
Tab
LE   No.
2.
Showing the maximum and minimum number of patients resident in the Asylum, the total
number of days' stay of patients, and the daily average number of patients in the Asylum
during the year ending 31st December, 1892.
Male.
Female.
Maximum number of patients (on the 31st December) . 107 28
Minimum number of patients (on the 19th February) i        103 19
Collective days' stay of all patients during year ; 37,722 S,116
Daily average population  103.061 22.18
Total.
135
122
45,838
125.24
Admissions of
year.
Total admissions since
opening.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Social State
13
23
3
22
3
35
26
3
80
208
141
79
25
159
233
141
Total 	
39
25
64
429
104
533 56 Vict.
Report on the Asylum for the Insane.
415
Table No. 2.—Concluded.
Admissions of
year.
Total admissions since
opening.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Male.
Female.
35
17
8
18
1
1
4
6
14
104
Total.
Religion.
9
6
4
6
7
4
4
5
16
10
8
11
73
74
34
29
12
5
21
32
149
108
91
42
47
13
2
3
4
5
1
3
1
25
3
3
7
6
6
25
38
163
Total                              	
39
64
429
533
Place of Birth.
10
1
3
3
1
3
13 '
2
6
83
19
41
2
15
22
32
2
2
12
42
10
13
53
3
1
77
23
3
12
6
10
5
15
8
5
5
12
106
22
53
2
1
2
4
2
2
1
4
6
15
28
42
2
•2
1
5
3
3
1
1
1
8
4
6
4
3
1
5
17
3
]
3
3
3
4
57
18
18
58
3
I
89
Total 	
39
25
64
429
104
533
Table No. 3.
Showing the place of residence from which patients were received during the year 1892.
Residence.
Male.
Female.
Total.
]I
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
8
2
1
1
13
19
6
6
2
1
Yale	
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
North Bend	
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Port Moody	
1
1
2
1
2
Total	
39
25
64 416
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1892
Table No. 4.
Showing the length of residence in the Asylum of those discharged during the year 1892.
Reg.
No.
Initials.
Sex.
When admitted.
When discharged.
Remarks.
265
P. M.
F.
1st October,
1891
9th January,        1892
Improved.
416
M. Y
F.
16th April,
24th January,          ,,
Recovered.
360
J. B.
F.
29th April,
1890
18th February,        ,,
Improved.
457
R, Mel.
M.
31st January,
1892
4th March,
Recovered.
341
D. C.
M.
16th July,
1889
19th March,
Recovered.
367
A. C.
F.
15th June,
1890
30th March,
Improved.
395
R. B.
M.
15th November,
20th April,
Improved.
453
A. D.
M.
26th December,
1891
21st April,
Recovered.
456
W.H.V.
M.
28th January.
1892
25th April,
Improved.
455
E. G.
F.
25th January,
,,
5th May,
Improved.
377
M. P.
M.
18th August,
1890
9th May,
Recovered.
463
J. E.
M.
30th April,
1891
14th May,
Recovered.
430
M. M.
M.
13th July,
24th May,
Recovered.
461
J. McC.
M.
13th April,
1892
20th June,                ,,
Recovered.
470
L. G.
F.
31st May,
20th June,
Recovered.
452
B. J.
M.
24th December,
1891
23rd June,               ,,
Improved.
439
F. T.
M.
25th September,
24th June,
Unimproved.
469
A.M.W.
F.
29th May,
1892
6th July,                  ,,
Recovered.
450
G. S.
F.
14th December,
1891
16th July,
Improved.
473
J. E.St. J
F.
20th June,
1892
16th July,
Improved.
265
P. M.
F.
6th April,
25th July,
Improved.
385
J. R.
M.
30th May,
;J
28th July,
Improved.
476
Mrs. G.
F.
3rd August,
16th August,           ,,
Recovered.
479
J. W.
M.
5th August,
.
26th August,           ,,
Recovered.
480
M. F.
F.
10th August,
, ,
7th September,       ,,
Improved.
107
A. L.
M.
27th February,
1878
14th September,     ,,
Improved.
360
J. B.
F.
24th April,
1892
21st September,      ,,
Improved.
466
S. S.
M.
16th May,
;)
13th October,
Unimproved.
477
D. McF.
M.
3rd August,
15th October,          ,,
Recovered.
408
T. W.
M.
4th June,
1891
20th October,
Recovered.
482
R. P. A.
M.
12th August,
1892
22nd October,          ,,
Improved.
435
D. G.
M.
10th February,
24th October,
Recovered.
488
N. B.
F.
20th September,
25th October,
Unimproved.
485
C. J. B.
M.
15th September,
6th November,        ,,
Recovered.
433
W. J. I.
M.
llth August,
1891
5th December,         ,,
Improved.
489
A. J. B.
F.
28th September,
1892
6th December,        ,,
Recovered.
495
G. A. F.
M.
16th November,
Sth December,        ,,
Recovered.
481
C. C.
F.
10th August,
12th December,      „
Improved.
492
J. B. M.
M.
28th October,
j)
16th December,       ,,
Unimproved.
Table No. 5.
Showing age, length of residence, and proximate cause of death of those who died during the
year ending 31st December, 1892.
Reg.
No.
397
440
393
399
443
442
413
468
49
474
486
391
400
Initials.
Sex.
Age.
J.
M.
40
W. P.
M.
60
c. c.
M.
51
K. S.
M.
22
D. S. S.
M.
59
G. S.
M.
45
G. H. M.
M.
53
D. W.
M.
35
C. McC.
M
63
S. H.
M.
52
J.W.W.
M.
70
D. H.
F.
50
W. T. P.
M.
36
Date of death.
8th Jan.,
21st Jan.,
14th Feb.,
1st March,
23rd March,
5th April,
17th May,
29th May,
6th Sept.,
8th Oct.,
15th Oct.,
16th Oct.,
30th Nov.,
1892
Residence in Asylum.
Years.
Months.
Days.
1
1
19
3
6
1
3
1
'     1
2
15
4
11
4
28
1
2
8
15
17
6
2
24
1
1
11
6
1
11
16
Proximate cause of death.
General debility.
General debility.
General paralysis.
Suicide by strangulation.
Paralysis.
General paralysis.
General paralysis.
Suicide by strangulation.
Diarrhoea.
Exhaustion from mania.
General debility.
General paralysis.
General paralysis. 56 Vict.
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417
Table No.  6.
Showing trades, callings, and occupations of patients admitted during the year ending 31st
December, 1892.
.
Male.
Female.
Total.
1
3
2
1
I
1
3
Clerks ,	
2
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
11
1
6
2
2
!
11
1
No occupations    .   	
1
7
2
2
1
1
21
21
1
1
39
1
1
Total	
25
64
Table No. 7.
Showing the supposed cause of insanity of the patients admitted during
December, 1892.
the year ending 31st
Supposed cause.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Moral.
1
1
1
•2
2
1
2
1
1
1
3
Fright	
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
3
2
2
1
Physical.
1
2
1
13
1
4
13
5
2
1
5
6
2
1
1
1
4
5
1
Hereditary.
1
9
2
13
39
25
64 418
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1892
Table No. 8.
Showing the probational discharges for the year, and the result thereof.
Reg.
No.
Sex.
M.
Initials.
Date of probational
discharge.
Term
of probation.
Result.
433
W. J. .1
Sth December,    1S92.
1 year.
Still on probation.
265
F.
P. M.
9tb Januarv,          ,,
3 months.
" Returned.
360
F.
J. B.
18th February,       ,,
3
Returned.
367
F.
A. C.
30th March.
3
Returned.
395
M.
R. B.
20th April,
3
Returned.
456
M.
W. H. V.
25th April,             ,,
3
Returned.
455
F.
E. G.
5th May,                  ,,
3
Remained away.
470
F.
L. G.
20th June,
3
Remained away.
452
M.
B. J.
23rd June,               ,,
3
Returned.
265
F.
P. M.
25th July,
3
Returned.
385
M.
J. R.
28th July,
3
Returned.
463
M.
J. E.
14th Mav,                ,,
2
Remained away.
430
M.
M. M.
24th May,
2
Remained away.
461
M.
J. McC.
20th June,               ,,
2
Remained away.
480
F.
M. F.
7th September,      ,,
2
Remained away.
360
F.
J. B.
21st September,     „
2
Returned.
477
M.
D. McP.
15th October,         ,,
2
Remained away.
408
M.
T. W.
20th October,
2
Remained awav.
469
F.
A. M. W.
6th June,                 ,,
1
Remained away.
479
M.
J. W.
26th August,           ,,
1
Remained away.
481
F.
c. c.
12th December,      ,,
1
Still on probation.
Summary of probational discharges.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Male.
Female.
Total.
Number to whom probational leave was granted. .
	
11
10
21
Discharged improved	
Absent on probation 31st December, 1892	
5
I
4
3
1
5
8
2
9
::::::::
1
1
2
	 56 Vict.
Report on the Asylum for the Insane.
419
Table No.  9.
Periods.
Length of residence of
those   remaining   in
n»*.-HHOtij*t>          Asylum on 31st December, 1892.
Periods of treatment of
those who were discharged      recovered
during the year.
Periods   of    treatment
of   those   who  were
discharged improved
during the year.
Periods of treatment of
those who were discharged unimproved
during the year.
Under 1 month	
5
3
3
1
2
1
1
3
2
2
,,     2 ,,   3        ,,       	
1
,,     3 „   4        ,,       	
,,     4 „   5        ,,       	
1
5 ii   6
,,     6 ,,   7       ,,
1
1
,,     7 ,,   8       ,,       	
1
1
1
„     8 ,,   9       	
,,     9 ,, 10       ,,
1
,,   10 ,, 11        .,      	
,   11 ,   12
1
Ui
17
13
9
7
/
4
3
2
1
4
„     2 ,,   3       ,,       	
„     3 ,,   4       ,                   	
,,     4 ,,   5       ,,      	
,,     6 ,,   7         ,       ....
,,     7 ,,   8       „       	
.,     8 ,,   9       ,,       	
,,     9 ,, 10       ,	
,,   10 ,, 15       ,,       	
17
9
3
1
„   15 „ 20       ,,      	
Total	
135
18
16
5
Patients remaining in Asylum 31st December, 1892
Males.
Females.
Total.
Whites	
86
28
114
Total	
21
21
107
28
135 420
Report on the Asylum for the Insane.
1892
Table No.  10.
Showing admissions, discharges, deaths, escapes; number resident at close of each year;
increase or decrease each year ; percentage of recoveries ; percentage of deaths, from the
opening of the Asylum to the present date, 31st December, 1892.
13
tn
S
u
3
03
01
cS
03
U
+3
03
>
O
03
CC
.A
Years.
o
03
-O
u  52
HH    S
o.2
'O -p
m
rrj
a
s |
03   ^
CD
03
M-g
M   r.
m
U
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>
3
33*
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Ol
03 a)
rO  k
03
m
c3
03
cc
(3
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5 s
M   03
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S s
T3
<
0
CJ
03
Ph
R
4J
c3
03
R
o
m
S.-2
3   O
ft
r.
03
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rj
o
03
rS
go
0, ^
Pm
o   3
Eh a
03   ^
Pu
1872	
18
1
1
16
2
18
5.55
5.55
1873	
15
10
■2
5
14
2
31
66.66
16.12
1874	
12
4
3
19
5
26
33.33
11.53
1875	
29
22
3
11
3
3
10
5
32
35
13
3
48
54
10 34
50.00
20 83
1876    	
9.35
1877	
14
17
e
9
3
3
8
1
37
36
2
1
49
54
43.85
47.05
6.12
1878	
16.16
1879	
18
5
8
41
5
54
27.77
14.81
1880	
17
4
5
1
48
7
58
23.52
S.62
1881 .         	
13
7
5
3
3
1
5
2
48
49
61
55
38.46
42 85
8.19
1882	
1
3.63
1883	
8
11
4
5
1
2
3
49
51
57
60
50.00
45.45
5.26
1884	
2
3.33
18S5	
21
5
1
5
61
10
72
23.80
6.94
1886	
27
16
1
6
65
4
88
62.96
6.81
1887	
39
21
5
1
77
12
104
53.84
4.80
1888	
29
41
19
19
2
3
4
82
100
5
18
106
123
65.51
46.34
2.87
1889	
3.25
1890	
57
22
5
12
1
117
17
157
38.59
7.64
1891 	
54
20
7
20
1
123
6
171
37.37
11.69
1892	
64
1.8
21
13
135
12
187
28.12
6.95
Table No. 11.
Expenditure for the Year 1892.
Provisions :
Butter  | 625 93
Sugar  174 69
Cornmeal and oatmeal  316 19
Eggs    46 75
Ham and bacon    81 95
Beef and mutton  1,276 21
Vegetables  949 66
Fish  188 40
Milk  -  515 02
Bread    1,390 29
Tea  162 00
Salt and pepper  30 50
Cheese  27 32
Worcestershire sauce  11 47
Coffee  75 40
Apples   138 60
Pearl barley  6 50
Mustard  18 00
Syrup   202 40
  44 25
  97 50
  18 40
  1 00
  13 85
  41 08
33 48
Flour.
Rice and cracked wheat
Sago and tapioca	
Vinegar	
Lard 	
Beans 	
Currants and raisins....
Carried forward.
6,4S6 84 56 Vict.
Report on the Asylum for the Insane.
421
Brought forward $6,486 84
Pickles '.  2 24
Sal Soda         19 00
Blacking  1  35
Brooms and brushes         25 25
Tobacco       242 03
Matches         75 00
Soap, laundry  39 15
Coal oil         18 30
Clay pipes    .... 2 00
Small groceries         24 93
Prunes         33 00
Pearline  6 75
Cream of tartar     19 20
Peas    ■         10 21
Macearoni   4 25
Lime  3 00
Knife brick  3 00
Bran for cow         15 25
 7,030 75
Fuel :—Coal, firewood, and gas      2,515 00
Medicine v—Drugs         226 19
Clothing :—Clothes, boots and slippers         650 89
Furniture :—Furniture, bedding, &c         352 55
Miscellaneous :—Funeral expenses     $ 75 00
Post Office box and stamps         25 00
Miscellaneous        535 71
        635 71
Salaries :—Salaries and wages    11,803 87
$23,214 96
Transport :—Transport of lunatics and keepers  8 50
Lands and Works        486 59
123,710 05
Table No.  12.
Showing the amount of money received from paying patients and other sources during the
year 1892.
June $ 867 88
November      826 34
December       724 21
L418 43
Table No.  13.
Showing articles made and repaired in the female ward during the year 1892.
Articles.
Made.
Repaired.
Aprons	
3
8
54
8
18
6
27
61
Petticoats	
21
65
751
270
Undershirts	
411
554
Tape-yards   	
76
112
2
3
Waistcoats	 422
Report on the Asylum for the Insane.
1892
Table No.  14.
Showing the average number of patients per day, and the average cost per day and per
month for the year 1892.
Average number of patients
daily.
Average
daily
expenses.
Average cost
per capita  per
day.
Average oost
per  capita  per
month.
122
122
122
120
122
124
124
129
129
128
129
131
$65 51
73 78
63 71
63 54
62 44
61 42
53 45
57 64
59 21
64 90
67 32
68 76
cts.
53
60
52
52
51
49
43
45
45
50
52
52
$16 61
February 	
March  	
May                 	
June	
July	
17 40
16 26
15 87
15 82
14 75
13 38
August	
September	
13 95
13 75
15 75
15 62
16 27
125
$63 47J
50J
$15 45J.
Table No.
15.
Showing the return of garden produce for the year 1892.
Oat hay  8,000 pounds.
Potatoes  8,260     „
Beans  73 gallons.
Black and red currants.     33     ,,
Gooseberries  4     ,,
Strawberries  20 pounds.
Corn  536 ears.
Cabbage  5,944 pounds.
Carrots  7,456      ,,
Caulillowers  114      ,,
Peas    12 gallons.
Parsnips  40 pounds.
Swede turnips and white  8,711     „
Rhubarb  72     „
Lettuce  196 heads.
Radishes  15 bunches.
Onions  109 pounds.
Cucumbers  36
Celery  140 head.
Apples ,  14 gallons.
Plums  39 pounds.
R. I. BENTLEY, M.B.,
Medical Superintendent, Asylum.
VICTORIA, B. C:
tinted by Richard Wolfkndbn, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

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