The Hebrew Standard (August 22, 1902)

Eighty thousand Jews emigrated from Roumania last year, from the town of Jassy alone, 6,000 going principally to America and Canada. During the present year some 5,000 have left the various towns. Most of these do not go as paupers emigrants [sic], for they are assisted by subscriptions among the richer brethren both here abroad [sic]. The Roumanian authorities are now becoming alarmed at the wholesale exodus, and in the town of Jassy, for instance, large public works are to be started in order to give the now nearly starving Jews employment and a livelihood.