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AMERICANS IN PANIC ON PANAMA STRIP DECLARED THAT YELLOW FEVER HAS BECOME RAMPANT SINCE THE BE GINNING OF THE WET SEASON AND THE TERRIFIED CANAL EMPLOY ES ARE MAKING A FIERCE RUSH TO GET BACK TO THE HOME COUN TRY—BODY OF AUDITOR WEST, FORMER PREACHER, HURRIED INTO THE GRAVE WITHOUT BURIAL SERVICE—DEATH COMES QUICK. PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ESPECIALLY FOR THE NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION AT THK WHARF AT COLON. Special Correspondence to the News-1 paper Enterprise Association. COLON, Panama. May 17. -The full import of the terrifying word "fever" is .lust now being driven home to the lieu Americans In tlie canal zone. Yellow fever has been rampant since the beginning of the wet sea son, despite the rigid precautions taken by the medical staff under Col one] William C Goigas. POINTS ON YELLOW EtVER Facts About the Scourge That Has Caused a Stam pede of American Employes From the Pan ama Canal Zone. Yellow fever is characterised by a fever of short duration, yel low tint of tlii' skin, gastro intestinal disturbances and hemor rhages. Precise nature of the specifl ! virus which causes it is unknown. First definitely recognised In 1617 In the Wist Indies. In 111 M very fatal iv the Bi Hindoos, where It was called tlie "new distemper." Endemic in the West In lies over 200 years. Deaths in New Orleans and Memphis alone during severe visita tion in lower Mississippi valley In IS7S exceeded 5000. Mosquitoes are alone responsible for spread of the disease. It is more fatal from May to August and is stopped by tlie onset of frost. All ages and both sexes are equally liable to attack, but negroes are less susceptible than whites. One attack confers Immunity against others. Attacks may come suddenly with severe chills or rigors or may be preceded by symptoms of languor, headache and malaria. Temperature after the attack rapidly rises and in two or three days may be 106 degrees or higher. In favorable rases the fever abates ln four or five days and re covery Is complete in two or three weeks. In severe cases fever persists, skin becomes yellower, small hemorrhages take place Into the skin and vomiting Is frequent, changing from light to the "black vomit," an ominous sign. In many violent cases death occurs within a few hours after the appearance of the first symptoms. Mortality ln different epidemics has been as low as 10 and high ns k5 per cent of the persons attacked. Among alcoholic patients, those weakened from hardship or Other causes and unaeelimatized persons tlie death rate is exceed ingly high. The disease Is favored by heat, moisture, bad drainage, house and communal uncleanness and general unhygienic conditions. Sudden death has occurred from too early exertion when tlie patient was apparently on the high road to recovery. Absolute rest Is Imperative. Conduct of nurses should be such as to allay fear or excitement. Many yellow fever patients die of fright. There Is a panic among the faint hearted to get away. The full pass enger capacity of every outgoing steamer is taxed by the rush of frightened government employes The weekly steamers of the Pana ma railroad line to New oYrk leave >n hind from BO to 75 men who can riot get accommodation. Many, rather than take the chances of another week on the isthmus, are traveling In the- steerage From 12 to 15 pronounced oaMS of yellow fever are admitted by the government officials, but the official statements never mean much to resi dents Of Panama, for every effort Is made to minimize the extent of tlie epidemic. It Is estimated thnt 60 per cent of the Americans are affected to a great er or less degree with malaria, and all are under strict orders to eat 10 or 12 grains of quinine a day. It was not until two well known Canal employes, Jtobert R Weal and M 'I. Johnson, died suddenly from ihe dread disease two days apart, that terror struck to the hearts of the Americans. The United States Officials had done all in their power tn comenle tlie conditions among tlie natives and negroes, but the deaths of West and Johnson were necessar ily openly announced. Instantly resignations began to pour In upon the heads of ull depart ments. None was accepted, but, de i I ale this, the employes Stopped work and engnifcd panrage for home. <*lilef Architect Johnson died nt the Anion hospital after two days' Suffering. His body was burled at 7 O'clock the next morning in the Cocoanut Grove cemetery, He was a man of good physique and was in ap parently good health until suddenly taken with the frightful chills and nausea which precede the deadly fever. He was formerly employed as an architect on the Illinois Cen tral railroad aud was a personal friend of chief Engineer Wallace of tfte canal commission. Auditor Vest, a man 46 years of age, formerly pastor of a Baptist church in Washington, died In the morning after several days' illness. His body was conveyed, a few hours later, ln the rickety old burial car, to the Coooanut Grove cemetery and consigned to eaith without a burial service. Following these deaths came that of J. j. Blattery, a young clerk. His face was the same as that of West. No body will he returned tn the I'nited States If the death certiticate shows the patient suffered yellow fever. Tha wives nnd children of canal employes are being sent home as fast ns possible. Colon.l Gorgas will not admit that there Is an epidemic of yellow - Jack. He declares that were the rules of eating, drinking, sleeping and ab- Stention from intoxicants observed Ayers Hair Vigor. Gives to gray hair all that soft, dark, rich color so natural to early life. Checks falling hair; keeps ; the hair soft and smooth, and ' prevents splitting at the ends. A splendid dressing. Lw.iri'...: AMERICAN DESERTERS FROM i THE PANAMA CANAL LINED UP ON THE Imici< AT COLON WAIT ING TO BOARD THK STEAMER BEGURANCA. THE STEAMER SEQURANCA TAKING AMERICAN FEVER REF UGEES Aim.\Kli AT COLON, there would be no danger. ' There Is ill-concealed indignation among the canal employes, principal- , ly of tlie class of clerk nnd stenog raphers, over the pi hmged delay in ' the erection of suitable lodgings. The ' employes are still housed in Old hos pital dormitories and storehouses, , which they declare are not sanitary ! or even convenient. Complainers are told that they will be given rent bo nuses if thoy will find private lodg ings for themselves. As there are none, except at the hotels, where prices arc prohibitive, then, is very little consolation In this. Were it not for the fact that a new canal com-, mission Is about to take control, it is doubtful if half the employes here! would remain. i Il is admitted that since the Ameri- ; can government took over the active! control of the canal there have been deaths from yellow fever out of 61 cases. MORE THEFTS AND HOLDUPS Four thefts and holdupt wera re ported to the poiiee department lust! night. \v. w. O'Brien of 01108 Kaltspell avenue reported that two men held him up last night While he was on his way home. He was crossing tlie Washington street bridge. Tlie hold up gots (26 for their trouble. .John Hutter, E54 09 Bharpe, reports the loss of $H, a pocket knife and a j fountain pen. The thief entered his room nnd secured the stuff. The landlady at II Madison says' that some colored man was going i through her house last night. He was scaled away and nothing was missing, I Gunda Kllisnn, 115 M Mill street, says that someone entered her rooms this morning nnd secured a dozen sil ver knives and forks. PRESBYTERIANS MA! UNITE fScrlpps News Association.) FRESNO, Cal., May 17.—Delegates to the annual conference of the Cum berland Presbyterian church, which opens tomorrow and lasts until the 2Mb, began to arrive today. A ma jority of the delegates are now here nnd declare themselves In favor of uniting with the old church. This is the most Important matter to be considered by the conference. THAT BOY ON UNCLE SAM'S FARM MRS. YOUNG GOES TO EUROPE 'Brrlpps News An.oclntlon.l NKW YORK, May 17 —Mrs. Caeeiar ■ Young, the widow of the bookmaker. Sailed today for Bufope on the steam er Majestic John Mlllin. formerly Young's partner, and Mis. Young's motlipr were also among the pa SMI I gers. it was reported the couple were married, but this was denied later hy Mrs Young's sister. District Attorney Jerome nnd As sistant District Attorney Rand both refused to either deny or aflirm the statement current that Nan Patterson Will be put on Dial for the fourth time. , mm \mm\), | CBf.IV RESCUED 'Scrlpps V'»s Association.l LONG BRANCH, N. J , May 17.— The Danish hark Bertha went ashore last night. The i rew of eight was landed hy breeches buoy. Where are you sick? Headache, foul tongue, no appetite, lack energy,! pain In your stomach, conatlpation?l Holllster's Rocky ati untaln Tea will i mike you well and keep you wel! 35 cents, Sold by Every Indication points to a crowd ed house for the engagement of America's greatest player, N. C. 3oodwin, at tlie Spokane Monday evening when that famed Thespian presents his newest comedy-drama, "Tlie Usurper," for the delectation of SCENE FROM "Tii!-. USURPER." the votaries of the playhouse. The piece Is said to strike a sincere note of pathos, which blends most beau tifully with the WoodwinesqUS hu mor which the star has injected Into its telling lines and clever situations The piece is said to lie bright, keen, witty and enjoyable and to give to Mr. Goodwin the role that he has longed for and in which he will be seen at his best. Mr. Goodwin will be supported by a cast of capable players, each of whom have been se lected for their Individuality and per fect adaptibility to properly portray their exacting roles. An atmosphere redolent with sun shine and the scent of the heather "TED HAS TROUBLE WITH THE 1J IQ HOO." THE SBOKANE PRESS fSerlops News Association.) AMSTERDAM, May 17. —Kite at Friesen Veen today destroyed 200 bouses and two churches. BURIED ALIVE (Scripps News Association.) THK DALLES, Ore., May 17.--In a landslide Tuesday afternoon on the new extension being built to Salem on the Kails t"ity Western railway above Falls City mountains one man was burled alive and another had his shoulder broken. The dead man Is Arthur Montgomery and the wounded A. D. (Jee, both of Kails City, STEAMER SEIZED (Scrlpps News Association.) TOKIO, May 17.—The British steamer Lincluden was seized by Japanese warships May IS south of Korea. The French steamer Quang Nam was captured near the Pesca dores the same date. Foley's Honey nnd Tar is adapted for asthma, bronchitis and hoarseness. Sold by Chas. McNab. 40 o Riverside avenue. will permeate the Spokane theatei j when N. C. Goodwin presents his most charming comedy, "A Gilded Pool," for the closing of his engage' ment Tuesday night. The play afford! j this excellent actor a singularly con genial role. Tie appears as a lover it tlie three various stages of sentimen • tal progress—unconscious introduc tion, playful discussion, nnd serious conclusion which adds brightness to the final unfolding, The plot is healthful and its purpose will be found for good, the pure in mind find ing particular enjoyment in its de velopment. It is but a simple story of life, and not a problem play, and will, in the hands of Mr. Goodwin and his capable support, prove a most pleasing evening's diversion. The staging and investiture will be very pretty, the gowning of the ladles ox cpiisite, and the revival will no doubt !be considered one of the greatest treats ever offered to the votaries of I tlie theater In this city. Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Cleanses and beautifies the teeth and purifies the breath. Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. Very convenient for tourists. PREPARED BY isi or unit in mm fScrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, May 17.—Major Oeneral Corbln, commanding In the Philippines, today cabled the depart ment a list of the killed and wounded In the recent lighting against the Moros In Jolo. Oeneral wood has nol yet reported the details of the en gagement. The killed are: Henr> Bolbach and Daniel Burke, Troop M Fourteenth cavalry; Everett ('. Fowl' it, Troop L Fourteenth cavalry Lewis Williams and John Kelly, Com pany X, Seventeenth infantry Twenty-three were wounded. M'CIBMICM IS ILL (Scrlpps News Association.) PATHS, May 17.—Ambassador Mc Cormlck has gone to Dieppe to re i uperate as a result of an attack o grippe. A POSITIVE NECESSITY. Having to lay upon my bed fo 14 days from a severely bruised lep I only found relief when I used i bottle' Of Ballard's Snow Liniment, can cheerfully recommend it as th best medicine for bruises ever sen to the afflicted. It has now becom a positive necessity upon myself. E ft, Byrnes, mer chant, Doversville, Tex. 26c, 60c, $I.' Sold by BREVITIES Carriage Co. Tel. 457. Fares, 25c Ladles play billiards and poo every day and evenings at Pflste billiard parlor. Free instructions to ladles ever: morning on howling by experlencei lady Instructor at Ptister bowlini parlors. No one with a regular lncom should put off savins. "Time and tld wait for no man." In our saving bank department We pay interest a the rate of 4 per cent per ntinurr compounded semiannually, on th minimum quarterly balance In eve dollars. Spokane & Kastern True company. 4% ON SAVINGS Deposits made first five days of the month draw interest from the first of the month No withdrawal notice required. Open Saturday Evening The Exchange National Bank Of Spokane. ALMA GROCERY PHONE 033. Second and Cedar Special for Thursday and Friday. Hams, home cured 1b..l3 l /!jC Bacon, home cured, 1b..13y 2 c Lard, home made, I*> lbs..sl Lard, home made, 5 lbs. .50c Potatoes, old, 100 lbs. .slls Potatoes, new, par lb 5c Lettuce, hot house, lb. . .20c Radishes. ."> bunches for..loc Onions, I bunches for... .5c Peas, 2 lbs for 25c Cucumbers, each 15c Asparagus, home grown, per lb. ..." 20c Tomatoes, per II) 20c Phone your orders in early and call for the little green stamps. :Burr-McMahonCc. women's New Shirt waist suits For Present and Summer Wear No matter what price you pay you obtain a distinct smartness of style, a popularity of fabric, and an excel lence of workmanship immediately apparent to every eye. In the special offering for this week prices begin at $.?.48 and range upward to $30.00. Any woman who sees these suits and appreciates good style will enthuse over them at once. Shirt Waist Suits at $3.48 Made of French percale, in gray and blue mixed effects The waists are blouse; trimmed with large and small pearl buttons, and have strap trimming on collar and sleeves. The skirts have 10 and 12 plaits, and trim med to match the waist. Shirt Waist Suits at $6.98 Made of linen colored crash. Blouse style waist with plaited front; trimmed with colored Persian bauds and pearl buttons. The skirt has 12 side plaits, and is trim med to match the waist. THE MOST SKEPTICAL THAT OUR ELECTRIC FANS HAVE THE HIGHEST EFFICIENCY AT TAINABLE. THREE SPEEDS, NOISELESS, HIGHLY FINISHED AND HANDSOME, ECO NOMICAL IN OPERATION AND UNEXCELLED IN CONVENIENCE. TEL. EXCHANGE 17. 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