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Poverty Stricken Immigrants

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The following is respcctfully referred to ;ue emigration commissioners wliifli tbc legislatura made provisión for just M idjournment : The number of l'olisli IMwHlf nitni irating lo Detroit is increasing ueekly. Wlien they nrrive they ara nearly povertyïtricken a'ml beoome obJcU of public hiiiiiy. They teek ihelter In banu and ather aToilable baildinsfs, and are, in coniequencc. wabfaebei to nacfa misory. Wm. Shepatzki applied at the office of the Poor Conmiission on Monday for au order to bury his child. Au i n vestigator was sent UBBeatoa tUtui, wburt Hn appliantaid be Uved, and found tliat he occapled adarten in a barn. There rere flve other Jainilios liviiifr therein, makinif in all 'Si Hnm, liushands are out if tlic city, baing 'n;aged on railroad work in the state. The interior ot the liarn is trtngtá tor Uieeoneinnre ot tin Docnpanti, abd they (hare what little fiod they can In another barn neur liy th ree families live under similar circiinistances, and it is said that ntarly cvery luim in llii.s seetion ot llie rity is inliabited, the bwnlgnnta beiBf too poor Ib rent houses. A .siek woinan was touinl lyiag on a pile of straw on Monday in an old 3hed in wliu-h she lived, and was provided


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