"American Interests in Panama"

December 19, 1888

The article discusses the threatened financial collapse of Frenchman Ferdinand De Lesseps’ enterprise to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama. The article mentions that American investors would likely lose less than a million dollars in the venture. It also notes that the Seligmans met with other New York bankers to discuss whether American firms should continue the work under American leadership. “American Interests in Panama,” Omaha Daily Bee, December 19, 1888, 4.