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Coming to America - BOUND FOR AMERICA. bo overheard, ON AN PACKET....
BOUND FOR AMERICA. bo overheard, ON AN PACKET. AMERICAN ^.«»v» >» w-- — Though there ft SuchTalking'there is very little fighting, 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 furnace room shoveling coal. Their fate Gathering: of AH NiUlon.s— How M»c Vn« <lo»ll.;»l>hi Socnro l > u»«»;;v - Kiitvx 111 tho 8toW»j;o— A Com-i'H. in u iJoijn l>an- Our Immigrant** Public -vttenUoi is at prosont called' with no'littlo nmuhasls to the ox- of foreign IminiK'. ation to this country. Tho nuiiler of tho<o who i p is attracting serious ronsii, oration from legislators and stat' smon. while character of the immigration fs causing moralists and pnbll isls no little oneorn. Something has already l:con dono In tho way of restricting the inHnx an jindesirablo i lament 'of foreigners, What ha < boon acco npllshod in this wav is probably very little compares! with what ( wlli be cloije' soon hf tor tho assembling nf t' o next i onaress. Wlmto.or may have been the advantages advantages or disadvantage; of wholesale Immigration such as we have for a low years past experienced, It ia certain that more interesting > tndv of human nature nature in all its phases Is presented than tho steerage of a largo steamer bound for tho United States. For months bc- foro the sailing day Immigration agents have been at, work. Sont out by Mates desirous of settling uninhabited tracts country, by" immigration societies anxious t;> call attention to particu lar districts or to soil blocks of ground, by steamship lines and railroad railroad companies wishing to profit bv tho fares of travelers, tho A An , Van Democratic Taken I.I3AVINO A HO1IB IN TUB BMEIlAtiD 18I.B. Tin: poi,isn JEW. agents have penetrated into every nook and c rner of Kurope, everywhere offer- Ing Inducements to volunteers to leave their native lands and su'ttlo In the country of tho Croat Kaclp. From the time tho foro prn pe sant or artisan nulls his native viilagu ho Is In charge of n^f.nts who retain ;m interest In his wel- faro. not only un'll his arrival In Airer- ii a. but in many rasos until ho Is sett oJ on 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 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 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:, 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 emulation In th so conte-tsis usually strong, and tho Irishman will o ert himself far more when pu ling against an Englishman, 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 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 allowed to pass, answers the purpose. The population of tho steerage seldom trespass 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. ( as a It.- fer Weste -r. Sfv As the saline ri >y of any particular stoamer approaches the cheaper lod Ing houses in th" vicinity of the wharves and docks a e filled up with men and women whose ba^ga^e proclaims proclaims the character of Its owners. Mon of all descriptions appear on the s'reeta, carrying trunks, chests, and boxes containing containing the wor dly property of the bear- era. They are fo lowed by their wives aden bedding, c othlng and various necessaries, and on tho morning of tho s earner's departure a singularly heterogeneous heterogeneous crowd Is gathered on tho wharf waiting admission to tho steerage. Germans Germans with wooden shoes and long, loppy pi I ea are there, their baggage redolent of 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 tho ^ alloy of the Danube, I olos Irom -North Austria, i ussian ow.s Spaniards, ortugueso, bwo'Jcs and Norwegians— a I gJing to tho I and of Promise, hould tho itoamer touch at an Engl sh port, tho little assemblage Is Increased by iho ad itlon of a fow hundred irish- men, sorrowful at oav ny their beautiful beautiful island, but soon lorgettlng their trouble In loo'.;lng to tbo future Mdo by 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 in 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. 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'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 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* nines* of the little craft. All these operations, 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 re-turned to Europe on tho same v< ssel 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 and cabin pasaengo;- ha-? an equal interest in 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 a new world. At Quarantine the ship Is stopped and tbo examining physicians go on board The cabin passengers aro usually exempt from tho Inspection at 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 the I doctors, who turn aside from the lino I for further examination every case by them considered to be in the least degree degree suspicious. If the ship arrives at night, she is anchored in the stream and a Custom House gnard put on board to prevent anyone entering or leaving. The passe.nsers are questioned as to their property, and required to declare whether thoy have anything now or dutiable. They make thoir declarations, declarations, and the next morning, when tho steamer moves up to the wharf, their statements are .placed In the hands of the t'us otri House examiners, who search their luggage for articles liable to the custom* duties. Tho steerage passong ;rs, however, go 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. the of a Til and 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," »te«rage," is on board *h pa Nu!ticlenjt eM>la Uatlon for auy - o miti racist tha through a different ordo I The cablh pa sonaers are la dod at the w.iar:': tho entl e populat on of the steerage is taken In a barge which, towed by a tus. proceeds to t ast.a Harden, whore tho immigrants aro penned up, i rought up ' .-d Aft r ascor taming their ago, and some other par- ticula s. they aro catechised as to tbo amount of funds in tholr | ossesslon. In o •( er to ascerialn whether they are likely to bo'-omo burdens to the pu He, and the stowaways and laupcr* are singled and >ent Lack from whence tbuy came, tor, the steamship e- mpany being u idcr heavy bond. Is required to r t'irn them Tho others aro released after their Hxamlnatton and inspect on, and scatter to all parts of th« country, soon to becvimu cttLens- •Van illiteracy record Tribune. "Bead Associated under the No, 2.' out and election To the Van well-known "County, Hartan the •The' acquaintance some and than a They sickness same, advance as some. in farming large fruits has been and has making the State. Secretary dissenting society in doubled "Daring George also of Society, the been me the most Iowa best, the State Houton that tho cou d made But endurance limited his own giving and of Iowa every "Mr. writer meetings, His abi to take himself a ness the horticultural the been a himself. such or some pair persons Democratic admiration of "Mr. part Western attained. detriment he has everywhere is personal Van Industry to two quarter he have lons State that dignity honored second "To that ninny, and if his ac o make which the Centra 'If any national tural, debato person Leie, All in party tntt with Boles That Flowery Theolosna. One must resort to description when a name Is to be spoken that haa slipped enthely out of mind. The Northern Christian Advocate says: A certain young theologue went down from Princeton to Philadelphia to preach. He was one of those extremely extremely flowery writers who dazzle rhetorically tie tender souls of the younger members of the congregation, and the elders were besieged to have him down again. They at length consented, but, alas! they had forgotten forgotten his name. Bo they wrote to one | of the seminary professors, saying: ,. 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 somewhere about the ve-sol, to be discovered 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 generally conceal thaaiaalve* effectually. aad do not a-ppw u^ta the ship is a da/ cont small seen tu "I stand had us do. t had and ho if buc I let, rivulot, starlight man to preach for us next Sabbath. We have forgotten forgotten his name, but we have no doubt you will be able to recognize him." „ He was recognized. He was sent. He became pastor of the church. THBRB are two bearing apple trees In Indiana County, Penns that were planted in 1192, 'them ia ten fe^t In Ivanla, One of mo*. %fttf at us of

Clipped from Estherville Daily News05 Nov 1891, ThuPage 6

Estherville Daily News (Estherville, Iowa)05 Nov 1891, ThuPage 6
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