The first group of 107 immigrants arrive at Ellis Island
THE FIRST TO LAND. Opening of the New Immigration Building at Ellis Island. New York, Jan. 1. The opening of the new federal immigration building at Ellis Island took place, this morning. Superintendent Colonel John B. Webber and his corps of assistants received the first batch of immigrants, 107 in number, from the steamship Nevada. The first, immigrant to register was fifteen-year-old Annie Moore, from Cork, Ireland, who has come over to her brother, John Moore, of this city. The first immigrant to buy a ticket was Mrs. Ellen King, from Linsmore, who is going to Dorchester, Neb. The building is perfect in detail and 7,000 immigrants can be handled daily with ease.