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The Only Finnish Lawyer

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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O. J. Larson, '94 Law, of Calumet, Mich., arrived in the city yesterday afternoon on a business trip. Soon after bis graduation Mr. Larson was elected prosecutingattorney oí Keweenaw County, and last f all he was elected to the samepositiou in Iloughton County. Mr. Larson is a Finnlander, bis parents having moved to this country when he was 4 years oíd. His ability to speak the Finnish language has brought him business from all over the country, since he enjoys the unique distinction of being the only Finnish lawyer in Michigan, if not in the United States. He is deeply inte rested in the out come of the difflculties that the Finlanders are now having with the Czar, who has threatened to abrógate their rights with the view of making them as thoroughly Eussian as possible. For years Finland has been practically tree, enjoying about the same position with reference to Russia that Canada did toward If the Czar carries out lus threats, Finland will be reduced to the position that Poland held in former years. One hope for leniency on the part of the Czar, comes from-the fact that the Russian navy is dependaut almost entirely on the Fiuns for their best seamen. But in the Gzar'a designs upon Finland many seethe beginingsof a movement that is calculated to bring Sweden and Norway as well under Russian rule, ïhere are thousands of Finns in the Upper Península all of whom are watching eagerly the troubles of their two and one-half million brethien in their old homes across the sea, Mr Larson left this afternoou for Lansing and from there will return home.