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to break up the community.  The way in which these poor people were brought here is a matter which ought to receive serious attention on the part of their home authorities - Some rascally shipping agency of Marseilles advertised for Emigrants to South America.  They soon got together two ship-loads, principally Italians & Ty-rolese who were Eventually landed & turned adrift somewhere down the Coast of Guatemala or Honduras where they were by no means welcome. And where they died like rotten sheep - hundreds of them in the course of a few months - A few strugglers came up here - and the Government proceed-ing upon very curious principles of political Economy has not only made them free grants of land - but is feeding them, building houses for them and in various ways helping them out of its own pocket.  The Experiment is worth trying for should it succeed I fancy we should get immigrants in large communities from the Italian popula-

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