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Title: Panama and the canal in picture and prose ..
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Abbot, Willis John, 1863-1934. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York [etc.] Pub. in English and Spanish by Syndicate publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF MERCY (LA MERCED) 246 PANAMA AND THE CANAL
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YOUNG AMERICA ON PANAMA BEACH the Latin character of the populace the taste forHght wines, in which some see the hope of nationaltemperance, does not seem general. Whisky, brandy •and rum are the regular tipples. On a still re-membered night in Panama, before the Americaninvasion, the Centrale Hotel bar was made free toall. No drinks were served to the thirsty, but toall who appeared a bottle was given and the linemarched past for some hours. Yet, even at that,there was no considerable drunkenness observed.Apparently for the Panamanians drink is not ahopeless evil, but to the soldiers and marines ofthe United States stationed on the Isthmus anddenied the rational social life of a well-regulatedcanteen the open doors of the saloons of Panamaare as the open doors to a hotter spot. Their morestrenuous temperaments will not stand the stimulantwhich leaves a Panamanian as stolid as before.The fatal riot of July 4, 1912, is one illustration ofwhat Panama saloon hospitality may do with the
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