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Stem The Pauper Tide

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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
May
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Washington. May -Secretary Foster luis decided to stop the influí of foreign paupers and crimináis notwithBt&nding severa! i! feeN f the recently passe 1 immigration lav which were regardf1. as making it practii ally inoperati Representativo Otven, oí Indiana, g'ot up ti ! ,'d a provisión that there shoulU I1 :i superintendent oí iminifcratioD ;.i a salary of $4,000 a year. Imt while tlius fixing the amorait oí the salary tlie act failed cifically apppopriate the $4,000 necessary to pay the salary. Attorney General Miller has therefore ruled that the office of superintendent of immigration eaanot be filled, as there is do way of his salary. It appearcd to put au end to enforcing Ihe law. for the enture theory of it was th1 ilif superintendent was s _..■ ia] offleer to execute the law. Dnder the. k circumfctances it has been feared by the treasury deptrtment that there could be no mean 8 of daraming úp the tille of pauper and criminal immigration which is flowinfr into this country. Secretan foster h;:s concluded to take the office of superintendent of immigration upon his own shoulders, and has made his first ruling in the case of Josef Piasecki, landed in New York by the Lloyd Steamship Company. fie is a cripplt; and so deformed tliat it is evident that he could not earn a livelihood. lic lias no money and no friends, and Secretary Folter ruled that the pennilesscripxlt: would have tobe retumed to Qermany at the expense of the steamship company, unless the company furnished a 830,000 bond that Piasecki would never becom charge. Assistant Secretary Nettleton has gone to New ', arther arrangements to carr etary Poster's plan f stopping immigration.

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