"Immigration Statistics - Canada, 1899
The Heterogeneous Mass of Which the Future Populations is to be Composed - Nineteen Nationalities Represented.
... the Canadian Pacific land department last year sold parcels of land in Manitoba and the Northwest to 289 foreigners. The nationality of the purchasers being as follows:
Austria 71Russia 62
and one each from Holland, Switzerland, Roumania, Italy, Turkey, Poland and Prussia.
During 1898, purchasers from the British Islands numbered 221 divided as follows: England 208; Scotland 74; Ireland 36; and Wales 3."
From the Morning Telegram, January 30, 1899, page 1. Spelling shown is as in the article. Found at Manitobia.ca - http://www.manitobia.ca/