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Manitoba Morning Free Press Friday, July 23, 1897

The letter of Dr. Joseph Oleskiw, published in another column places the situation of the immigrants from Galicia to this country in a serious light. Surely Dr. Oleskow is not in a position to be mistaken when he describes those who have come, as a class, as in a state of utmost po­verty, dirty and destitute. Some, it is well known, are not without means. Winnipeg merchants may have sold greater or smaller quantities of goods; but they have not said much about it, the volume of trade has not been perceptibly affected. To dealers in one of two small Continue reading

THE GALICIANS—A Letter Prom Dr. Oleskow

Manitoba Morning Free Press
Friday, July 23, 1897

A Plain Statement of Fact of One Who Knows A Dark Side And A Bright Side.

Dr. Joseph Oleskow of Lemburg, Austria, to whose visit to this country in 1895 the immigration of Galicians has been in part attributed, writes the
following letter to the Free Press, dated July 6th.

Immigration from Austria, in such a form as it now exists, must indeed be a subject of great anxiety to the government as well as to Canadian society. The thousands of people who come in a state of the utmost poverty, dirty and Continue reading