Canal Workers flee because of fear of Yellow Fever

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o*e * tlm ware oa odd attending our Spread of Yell«w Jack Hundreds of Employes Northward. MANY WILL MOT RETOBtt Despite Alt That Sanitary Corps Do an Increae* In Number of It Shown--Work on Kg Be Seriously Retarded. Colon, June 26.--The spread of yellow fever, against -which tie authorities authorities iuet sow seem powerless, -has the effect of cassias a feeling panic ausoag the tnea esrployed on construction of th* Panama canal. As one day succeeds another conditions grow worse and unless there decisive steps taken and at once check'the spread of the disease probabilities are that most of the Americans oer« will make for leaving the-officiate in charge of canal work in the lurch. Ihiring the pact month or more a day has passed duricg -which hare not been reported in the zone at least four new cases of "yellow Jack." Although the death rate has not been excessively high a sufficiently large number of victims died to warrant the perturbation of mind experienced by those w-ho not yet been attacked. ·Siace June 17 there have been new cases of yellow fever in the hospital. One of these five victims has died. The fiesuranca h«* sailed for York crowded with passengers. Included Included among these were a large number of canal employes who are home on leaves of a*«eace. The impression prevails here that none them will return. Nor are they expected to come back. New York. Jnse 26--Secretary had a conference at the Manhattan hotel with John F. Wallace, chief engineer of the Panama canal; T. Shoats. chairman of the canal com- missSon, and William Nelson Cromwell, Cromwell, counsel for the commission, refused to make any statement as what matters had been discfissed Immediately after the conference Secretary Secretary Taft left for Xew Haven. There is the keenest apprehension fore Mr Taft starts for the Philippines. Philippines. This conference -was brought about, it Is believed, -by the recent return of Mr. "Wallace from the but it is not known whether his portends Ms resignation if certain plans decided upon already are not changed, it is beliered he is dissatisfied, whether about dredging already let, or generally, ie trill say. Friends of Mr. "Wallace are of opinion that he has not yet and that if certain suggestions he make after a close inspection of ground are adopted he may office. la any ereat, it was said, would not sever his connection te work for some time.

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  1. Altoona Mirror,
  2. 26 Jun 1905, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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