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The April chapter of Professor Edward A. Ross's important series on Immigration is entitled "The Immigrant in America: The Celtic Irish," from which are taken the following paragraphs:
"It is certain that no immigrant is more loyal to wife and child than the Irishman. Out of nearly ten thousand charity cases in which a wife was the head of the family, the greatest frequency of widowhood and the least frequency of desertion or separation is among the Irish. In only eighteen per cent. of the Irish cases is the husband missing; whereas among the Hebrews, Slovaks, Lithuanians, and Magyars he is missing in from forty to fifty per cent. of the cases. But the sons of Irish, with that ready adaptation to surroundings characteristic of the Celt, desert their
wives with just about the same frequency as men of pure American stock; namely, thirtysix per cent., or twice that of their fathers."
"With his Celtic imagination as a magic glass, the Irishman sees into the human heart and learns how to touch its strings. No one can wheedle like an Irish beggar or 'blarney' like an Irish ward boss. Not only do the Irish furnish stirring orators, persuasive stumpspeakers, moving pleaders, and delightful after-dinner speech-makers, but they give us good salesmen and successful traveling-men. Then, too, they know how to manage people. The Irish contractor is a great figure in construction work. The Irish mine 'boss' or section foreman has the knack of getting along with his men. The Irish politician is an adept in 'lining-up' voters of other nationalities. More Germans than Irish enlisted in the Union armies, but more of the Irish rose to be officers."
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