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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 04, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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HORDES OF IMMIGRANTS' rALREADY BOOKED
FOR PACIFIC COAST VIA PANAMA CANAL
Types of immigrants from ..Mediterranean countries .who have passed
through Ellis Island. ...Map shows route tfiey took over-. ocean to New York,
and route others may 'taks to Pacific cbast'parts after the fanaman Canal is
opened. '
BY MARY BOYLE 6'REILLY . -
Naples, Italy, March 4. Greater
hordes of South Europeans than ver
have sailed over to. the new worldwllL
soon b,e flocking to" the United States
and to a iew r.egiorj! By the hun
dred thousand they will descend upon
the whole Pacific coast, direct from,
the Mediterranean, via the Panama
canal!
In Italy alone, -over 150,000 pass
ages have ahedybeenissuedx.onjhe'
installment plan," to prospective mem
bers of this great;rahs-Panama mi
gration! Several" steamship com
companies have formed a pool to en
courage the exodus! Unscrupulous
agents are counting on , profiting
enormously from-:it.
It was consideration of this, doubt
less, which led the State Department
at Washington to send to our Medi
terranean consuls the following or
der, which I haYe. had-the opportunity
ot-seemg; .

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