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Busy Day Examining the Detained immigrants

August 26, 1904, Boston Globe*

In the Cretic's Steerage are 12 Who Were Deported

The White Star liner Cretic, Capt. James, sailed from Hoosac docks, Charlestown, yesterday morning with a number of passengers and a big cargo of general merchandise. She was the first sailing on the line from here since the inauguration of the cut rate in the first-cabin department. She carried 27 saloon, 50 second-cabin and 400 steerage passengers. In the latter class were 12 deported immigrants who were debarred for various reasons. Among those sent back were an English couple who eloped from Liverpool and came here on the same steamer. They said they were to be married, but it transpired that the man had a wife in England, so the order for the deportation was issued.

The immigration inspectors put in a busy day yesterday examining the steerage passengers held up on the arrival of the Cunarder Ivernia on Wednesday. The board of special inquiry was in session most of the day, and 150 were released and permitted to go with relatives or friends. There are still a large number held and these were taken to the detention station at Long Wharf in the afternoon. There were 71 Russian Jews, many of them penniless; 3 Poles, 21 English and Irish, 10 Syrians and Armenians, 7 Scandinavians, 4 Finns and 9 Belgians. There were two marriage cases, an Armenian girl and a Finnish girl. They both came across to join their lovers and will be permitted to go as soon as the marriage ceremony is performed.

*ProQuest Historical Newspapers Boston Globe (1872-1923) - August 26, 1904

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