Coming to America

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Coming to America - FOR AMERICA. bo overheard, ON AN PACKET....
FOR AMERICA. bo overheard, ON AN PACKET. AMERICAN ^.«»v» >» w-- — Though there ft SuchTalking'there is very little fighting, for steamer regulations »** v j*r strict* and When brawls go beyond the or so out of i/prt AY'heii found they are roughly treated, and are generally sent down and put to work In the furnace room shoveling coal. Their fate of AH NiUlon.s— How M»c Vn« Socnro l > u»«»;;v - Kiitvx 111 tho A Com-i'H. in u iJoijn l>an- Our Immigrant** -vttenUoi is at prosont with no'littlo nmuhasls to the ox- of foreign IminiK'. ation to this Tho nuiiler of tho<o who is attracting serious ronsii, oration legislators and stat' smon. while character of the immigration fs moralists and pnbll isls no little Something has already l:con In tho way of restricting the inHnx jindesirablo i lament 'of foreigners, What ha < boon acco npllshod in this is probably very little compares! what ( wlli be cloije' soon hf tor tho nf t' o next i onaress. Wlmto.or may have been the advantages or disadvantage; of wholesale such as we have for a low past experienced, It ia certain that interesting > tndv of human nature in all its phases Is presented than steerage of a largo steamer bound United States. For months bc- the sailing day Immigration agents been at, work. Sont out by Mates of settling uninhabited tracts country, by" immigration societies t;> call attention to particu districts or to soil blocks of by steamship lines and railroad companies wishing to profit tho fares of travelers, tho I.I3AVINO A HO1IB IN TUB BMEIlAtiD 18I.B. Tin: poi,isn JEW. have penetrated into every nook c rner of Kurope, everywhere offer- Inducements to volunteers to leave native lands and su'ttlo In the of tho Croat Kaclp. From the tho foro prn pe sant or artisan nulls native viilagu ho Is In charge of who retain ;m interest In his wel- not only un'll his arrival In Airer- but in many rasos until ho Is sett oJ tho land designed for him in sorao limits of. wordy warfare Interference by 0-.pstty oflicor and two or three brawny sailors usually settles tbo difficulty In short order. Tho population of the steerage Is generally composed of working people, men and women of active habits, accustomed to much outdoor life, and who are, as a consequence, extremely impatient of be- InR shirt up in the narrow space allottad to tholr daily life on board ship. During thoir week or two of confinement they find themselves ha d pressed for amusement. In their effort to entertain themselves and pass Mie time, they are commonly assisted by the cnbln passengers:, who frequently make up small purses for races ami for contest? in wrostl n? c nd boxing. The "tuz of war" is a favorito sport, a long ropo being .-"•ovlded: two champions, generally of HT^eroiit nationalities, choosing their sides and the followers o. r each side pull- Ing against oa-h other. National emulation In th so conte-tsis usually strong, and tho Irishman will o ert himself far more when pu ling against an Englishman, jnst as tho Krcii' hman feels Itndc- o--sary to redouble his vigor when pitted asalnst the German. It docs not take much to awaken an interest in anything on boar>i ship, and contests of this kind invariably have for un audience everybody who is not seasick. Th: 1 , distinction between the steerage and the cabin passengers is sharply drawn. In many ships a barrier Is erected between tho two portions of the vessel; In others a rope stretched across, aft of which no st 'erage pa senger is allowed to pass, answers the purpose. The population of tho steerage seldom trespass on the forbidden ground, but the cabin passengers, being allowed to go forward, often do so In case of sickness In this quarter of the ship Is anything but enviable, for in the boiler rooms the temperature frequently goes'up to 120 degrees, and even the practiced firemen are sometimes forced to leave their quarters and come up for air. If the A STBANOEB IH A BTHANOE 1.AND. -r. Sfv As the saline ri >y of particular stoamer approaches the lod Ing houses in th" vicinity of wharves and docks a e filled up with and women whose ba^ga^e proclaims the character of Its owners. Mon all descriptions appear on the s'reeta, carrying trunks, chests, and boxes containing the wor dly property of the bear- They are fo lowed by their wives w.th bedding, c othlng and various necessaries, and on tho morning of tho earner's departure a singularly heterogeneous crowd Is gathered on tho wharf waiting admission to tho steerage. Germans with wooden shoes and long, loppy I ea are there, their baggage redolent Mvrious odoriferous articles of food, Frenchmen aro thero, displaying oven in poverty somo evidcn e* of taste and refinement Thero are Ita lans, black- beardod, tierce, oa h probably having a stiletto concpdlod somewhere about his iicraon Ther.i are Hungarian < from ^ alloy of the Danube, I olos Irom -North Austria, i ussian ow.s Spaniards, ortugueso, bwo'Jcs and Norwegians— I gJing to tho I and of Promise, hould tho itoamer touch at an Engl sh port, tho little assemblage Is Increased iho ad itlon of a fow hundred irish- men, sorrowful at oav ny their beautiful island, but soon lorgettlng their trouble In loo'.;lng to tbo future Mdo sido with thorn a:o Scotchmen, a'- wnys roa'lvt) turn au honest ponny. r.iid L'uglishmon, always in iho peculiar smock frock so much worn in tho co n iry districti of South En'iland The cockn> y, with his twocd suit and touris! helmet encircled by a veil, ha< no p IKV tho t-cra^e: ho may bo seen looking rom tho ca Mn .quarters, bul must bo minh ro'lueod, both in pride and fortune. If ho will cou-lea.end to take pas- sago iu the steera 'O. 'J ho vessel sal.Ing fr,,m an English port iniut, before i nally clearing, submit to a thoro lyh Inspection by board of Tr.id't o.hclals This is not an in^pec- tion of passenger-, but of crow, and ov- i-ry o.itward- ound steamer In obliged to >u,mp y with tho ro;julalions lal 1 down b iho i card of Trade. Usua'ly, as tho vessel pa ses down iho harbor, the row is pa a led on dock, a Hoar i of T.ado o ml sloner calls tbo 10 I, wh lo hit associates hcriitiu . o tho m mbor* of tho erevv to a certain if they aro all pie cut and If all are able bo led men. This ersmony, which is by no means a f T ma ity, being over, tho boats aro exam- i.od lo so.* If focd and wat-r art) stored in ihe.n, and the C mm 8-loners designate one wh ch sha I bo launchod. It is ie,t down fro -\ tho side, two or more s -a n«n take their pla es In It, and row around" the ship to prove the s-aw r nines* of the little craft. All these operations, so directly In their own Interest, are watcbeJ with eacer eyei by the ass 'listers, both ftb n and steerage to nuwt of whom the ceremony is entirely new. the 1,300 or 1.503 passen among the humble inhabitants of the front. The lack of omp o. ment render* the Immigrants both ready and willing to do any work that presents Itself, and the short-handed gang of ailors. pulling on a rope, Invariably finds a number of willing helpers among the able-bodied passengers. II the weather Is go-d the passage la generally enjoyable, for most of the can be spent In tho open air; but il stowaway refuses to. work he is kicked, beaten, starved, often put in Irons and thrown into tho ho d, there to remain until tho end of the voyage. In spite of the fact that ho is likely to be re-turned to Europe on tho same v< that took him out, ho comes on every voyage, and In some of the largo packets as many as seventeen stowaways have been found when thj ship got fairly to sea. . But every stowaway, immigrant cabin pasaengo;- ha-? an equal interest tho end of the voyage, and when pass- Ing up the harbor to New York all look with eager eyes at what to thorn is new world. At Quarantine the ship stopped and tbo examining physicians on board The cabin passengers usually exempt from tho Inspection Quarantine, unless thtire be sickness among thorn which requires the atten- tion of a" physician; but the steerage passengers are paraded on tho forward I deck, and one by ono thoy fl e past I doctors, who turn aside from the I for further examination every case them considered to be in the least degree suspicious. If the ship arrives night, she is anchored in the stream a Custom House gnard put on board prevent anyone entering or leaving. The passe.nsers are questioned as their property, and required to declare whether thoy have anything now dutiable. They make thoir declarations, and the next morning, when steamer moves up to the wharf, statements are .placed In the hands the t'us otri House examiners, who their luggage for articles liable to custom* duties. Tho steerage passong ;rs, however, WAITING ON TUB DOCK. a'ormy, tho sulTorln'S of tho crowds In the stoerajto aro oftu i severe When hca v y winds and high seas i rovail tho liatchoi mu-t of course ba c osed, an i in that ca o hundreds of human beings are shut «p in narrow quarters with little opportunity for ventilation, and tho dls- i onj by one and ox .minuet '•' • 1*.. i«,l.. ««l*AlM«t(TAnnHar comfort Is often oxtrem^- i very ship coming from Enrore to America has a class of passengers who In every respect aro very undesirable. of a groat packet thnre are usually •o.iresentatlvoa of every natli.n In Kurope. Twenty or thir y languages are siokon, and a-< iho quarter* are crowded there is apparent! / no end to the disagreement among the occupant* of the lower rnglon < in the bow of the hip. Every lltt e while, as iiif llmina- 'los for sailing proarca , and pi » er ». ly every day during the voyage, tho cablf. passengers are ente 1 1 allied by various dlsp .to i In langu-tirns to them unknown, about matters of which they are e^ua ly Ignorant. Tiiere is nerpetual blckfc.iug ubout tho iiuar'-jrs, about- tna lood, about the be d ng. Innumerable small he u .ocaur, which give ri>e to noliy wrangles, participated in by both men and woni ^n, " 7. H v a*aw In lh», l »te«rage," is on board *h pa Nu!ticlenjt eM>la Uatlon for auy - o miti racist tha through a different ordo I The pa sonaers are la dod at the w.iar:': entl e populat on of the steerage taken In a barge which, towed by a proceeds to t ast.a Harden, whore immigrants aro penned up, i rought ' .-d Aft r taming their ago, and some other ticula s. they aro catechised as to amount of funds in tholr | o •( er to ascerialn whether they likely to bo'-omo burdens to the pu and the stowaways and laupcr* singled o-.it and >ent Lack from tbuy came, tor, the steamship e- being u idcr heavy bond. Is required r t'irn them Tho others aro after their Hxamlnatton and inspect and scatter to all parts of th« soon to becvimu cttLens- That Flowery Theolosna. One must resort to when a name Is to be spoken that slipped enthely out of mind. Northern Christian Advocate A certain young theologue down from Princeton to to preach. He was one of those extremely flowery writers who rhetorically tie tender souls of younger members of the and the elders were besieged to him down again. They at consented, but, alas! they had forgotten his name. Bo they wrote of the seminary professors, No natter bow close the watch or how scrupulous the Inspection before the •hip eaves the dock, persons are almost certain to conceal themselves somewhere about the ve-sol, to be discovered only when the ship is well out at se.L If found before the pilot I*, dropped they are tent back in the plot boat but knowing that a rigd search will b« made [fir them toy generally conceal thaaiaalve* effectually. aad do not a-ppw u^ta the ship is a da/ let, rivulot, starlight man to for us next Sabbath. We have forgotten his name, but we have doubt you will be able to him." „ He was recognized. He was He became pastor of the church. THBRB are two bearing apple In Indiana County, Penns that were planted in 1192, 'them ia ten fe^t In

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  1. Estherville Daily News,
  2. 05 Nov 1891, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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