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Executive orders relating to the Isthmian Canal Commission
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Title: Executive orders relating to the Isthmian Canal Commission March 1904 to June 12, 1911, inclusive
Physical Description: x, 343 p. : ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Isthmian Canal Commission
United States -- President
Publisher: G.P.O.
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C
Publication Date: 1911
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Subjects / Keywords: Executive orders   ( lcsh )
Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
 Notes
General Note: With: Executive orders relating to the Panama Canal, Supplement No. 1, June 13, 1911 to March 3, 1913. Supplement No. 2, March 4, 1913 to April 16, 1914 inclusive.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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TABLE OF CONTENTS.


Page.
Letter of the President, Mar. 8, 1904, relative to duties of commission........ 1
Order of the President; Mar. 26, 1904, prescribing compensation of commis-
sioners ......-----............--- ---...--- .....----.......... ...---.... 3
Letter of the President, May 9, 1904, placing commission under supervi-ion of
the Secretary of War and defining jurisdiction of the commission-........- 4
Order of the Secretary of War, June 24, 1904. Establishment and administra-
tion of customs service in the Canal Zone..---.--..................--...-. 12
Order of the Secretary of War, June 24, 1904, establishing postal service in
the Canal Zone--..-...-- ...........---....---........ ...-..------------.. 14
Order of the President, Nov. 15, 1904. Classification of commission under
civil-service laws--...---...................................------------------------------. 15
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 3,1904. Importations into the Canal Zone- 17
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 6,1904. Importations into the Canal Zone. 22
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 16, 1904, revoking order of June 24, 1904,
relative to establishment and administration of customs service in the Canal
Zone ..........-------------............------...----.....--.........-------------.....-----------..... 23
Orderof the Secretary of War, Dec. 28, 1904. Establishment of customs admin-
istration in the Canal Zone ..----..---------...-....--..........------------...--.......---------....-.... 24
Order of the President, Dec. 8, 1904, waiving United States citizenship of em-
ployees on the Isthmus ---.....--..---------------......------------...............--... 26
Order of the President, Jan. 5, 1905, amending civil-service rules applicable to
the commission......--.-..-----.--. ....--------...-- ..--...-- .....--... 27
Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 7, 1905. Entries of merchandise at ports
of Canal Zone .. -....... --............... .... .....----................. 28
Order of the President, Jan. 13, 1905, appointing Joseph L. Bristow special
Panama R. R. commissioner............................................. 30
Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 17, 1905, appointing members of joint
expropriation commission ........... ...............--.................. 31
Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 19, 1905, amending order relative to mem-
bers of joint expropriation commission................................... 32
:Order of the President, Apr. 1, 1905, reorganizing the commission ........... 33
*Letter of the Secretary of War, Mar. 30, 1905, recommending reorganization
Sof the commission...................................................... ----36
SOrder of the Secretary of War, Apr. 3, 1905, fixing compensation and allow-
ances of commissioners.................................................. 40
tAction of commission, Apr. 3, 1905, in connection with its reorganization .... 40
:Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 18, 1905, amending order relative to mem-
bers of joint expropriation commission-........................-.....--- 45
Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 24, 1905, authorizing appropriation from
SCanal Zone Government funds for contingent expenses.................... 46
'-Order of the Secretary of War, May 31, 1905, amending order fixing compen-
.?:sation and allowances of commissioners.................................. 47
: Order of the President, June 8, 1905, appointing S. L. Lupton, F. R. Parks,
SE. S. Rockwell, William K. West, and Paul C. Norris to positions under the
commission ... .------------------------------------------------- 48
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Order of the President, June 24,1905, appointing board of consulting engineers.. "" .il!
Order of the President, July 15, 1905, prescribing compensation of Joseph L.
Bristow- ..-- ...... ...-... .................... .... .......... ......... ..
Order of the President, Aug. 31, 1905, prescribing compensation of members of 'i"
the board of consulting engineers .......................................... .5
Order of the President, Sept. 8, 1905, amending civil service rules relating to
removal of employees.....---..................................--- ........
Order of the Secretary of War, Nov. 5, 1905, prescribing rules and instructions
relative to the accounting system of the government of the Canal Zone.....
Order of the President, Nov. 15, 1905, authorizing temporary appointments on
the Isthmus-------------------------------8
the Isthmus............................................................ ~t
Order of the President, Nov. 25, 1905, amending order prescribing compensa- "
tion of members of the board of consulting engineers--.......-.... ..----. 63.
Order of the President, Dec. 7, 1905, fixing date for holding quarterly session .
of the commission ................ ---......... .......... ...........-- -..... 6
Order of the President, Dec. 18, 1905, appointing Miss Anna F. McCormick to '.
to position under the commission ..................... .................. 6.
Order of the President, Jan. 8, 1906, appointing Ralph Whitman to position
under the commission ......---........-- ..-..................-- ...--- .. 66
Order of the President, Jan. 12, 1906, revoking order authorizing temporary
appointments on the Isthmus ........................................... .67..
Order of the President, Jan. 12, 1906, amending civil service rules applicable
to employees on the Isthmus..................... ...................... 68"
Order of the President, Feb. 19, 1906, amending order prescribing compensa-
tion of members of the board of consulting engineers .................- .. 69 .
Order of the President, Feb. 26, 1906, amending order prescribing salaries and
allowances of commissioners ............---- ....... ........--........... 70
Order of the President, Mar. 26, 1906, defining intention of order fixing sala-
ries and allowances of commissioners.................................... 71
Order of the President, May 31, 1906, prescribing rules under which appoint-
ments, transfers, and promotions on the Isthmus may be made ........... 72
Order of the President, June 30, 1906, fixing compensation and allowances of
commissioners ......................................................... 7S
Order of the President, July 17, 1906, making permanent certain temporary :
appointments on the Isthmus ...-------.. --....---. .......-.......-..... 74
Order of the Secretary of War, July 27, 1906, amending rule 17 of rules and
instructions relative to accounting system of government of Canal Zone.... 75
Order of the President, Sept. 20, 1906, fixing date for holding quarterly sea-
sion of the commission .................................................. 76
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 24, 1906, appropriating funds of the Canal
Zone government for school purposes ....................................
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 24, 1906, appropriating funds of the Canal
Zone government for contingent expenses...-..---...................-----
Order of the Secretary of War, Nov. 17, 1906, authorizing purchase of Panaman
stamps out of funds of Canal Zone government .............................
Order of the President, Nov. 17, 1906, reorganizing the commission ......... "80
Order of the President, Feb, 21, 1907, authorizing transfer of John E. Kidwell
from Isthmian service to classified clerical position in the United States.... 83 .
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 21, 1907, ratifying action of the commie-
sion in increasing salaries of employees of the Canal Zone government..... 84-41
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 28, 1907, ratifying acts and resolutions of
the commission changing laws of the Canal Zone......... ..............-- 8





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i Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 28, 1907, ratifying action of the commis-
sion authorizing payment by commission of premiums on surety bonds of
employees .........-----.......................---.............. ......... 86
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 4, 1907, placing Joseph B. Bishop, secre-
Stary of the commission, in charge of Washington office..----..----........ 87
SOrder of the President, Mar. 4, 1907, appointing John F. Stevens as chairman
of the commission and Lieut. Col. George W. Goethals, United States Army,
as member of the commission............................................ 88
r" der of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, establishing rules for making
and recording instruments in writing affecting real property in the Canal
S Zone ........... ..... ..-...- ........ ......... ---..... ................ 89
SOrder of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, extending United States patent,
trade-mark, and copyright laws to the Canal Zone..............-------------.. 90
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, appointing members of joint
expropriation commission.--.- -................ ..........--............. 91
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, prescribing regulations for insur-
ance companies doing business in the Canal Zone..---------........----...... 92
Order of the President, Mar. 13, 1907, providing for the celebration of marriages
in the Canal Zone .....---------..-------.........-...-.. ............ ..- 93
Order of the President, Mar. 13, 1907, dividing the Canal Zone into adminis-
trative districts..----....... ... ......................-- -........... .. .... 94
Order of the President, Mar. 13, 1907, amending Penal Code and Code of
Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone---.................. ......----..... 97
Order.of the President, Mar. 14, 1907, refusing permission to aliens to enter
S.continental territory of the United States ...........---- ........... ..... 99
Order of the President. Mar. 16, 1907, appointing Maj. William S. Sibert,
United States Army, Maj. Davidl Du B. Gaillard, United States Army, and
Civil Engineer H. H. Rousseau, United States Navy. as members of the
S commission, and fixing their compensation and allowances............... 100
Order of the President, Mar. 18, 1907, amending order relative to allowances
for Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Goethals, United States Army, as member of the
commission -- ........----------------............... ---..... ........-. 101
Order of the President., Mar. 22, 1907, promulgating Code of Civil Procedure
for the Canal Zone.............................-..-............-...... 102
P rderof the President, Mar. 26, 1907, authorizing transfer of W. P. Armstrong
to any competitive position .............-...........---- ...-........--.. 103
SOrder of the President, Apr. 1, 1907, appointing Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Goethals,
United States Army, as chairman of the commission ..................... 104
.,rder of the President, Apr. 1, 1907, appointing Joseph C. S. Blackburn a
member of the commission and fixing his compensation and allowances.... 105
prder of the Secretary of War, Apr. 2, 1907, vesting authority of governor or
chief executive of the Canal Zone in chairman of the commission..---..... 106
..rder of the President, Apr. 15, 1907, amending civil-service rules relative to
transfers -..............-....-....-.......-.. ..........-.... ..-...... ... 107
Prder of the President, May 31, 1907, providing for celebration of marriages
.in the Canal Zone.....--------------.......--------------------............................ 108
Order of the President, June 5, 1907, amending civil-service rules relative to
transfers----.--... ---... -.....--...............-----------------....... 109
Order of the President, June 11, 1907, authorizing transfer of George S. Fox
Si::pr from Isthmian service to a classified position in the United States......--- 110
SOrder of the Secretary of War, June 22, 1907, amending act No. 24 of the
i commission relative to administration of estates of deceased employees on
the Isthmus................................. ...... ...- ...... ..-........ 111

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Order of the President, July 1, 1907, transferring purchase of material and
supplies to supervision of Chief of Engineers, United States Army ......... 112.:
Order of the President, Aug. 3, 1907, revoking order authorizing transfer of
George S. Fox to classified position ...................................... 11
Order of the President, Aug. 12, 1907, fixing salary of Lieut. Col. W. C. Gorgas
and Jackson Smith ............................. ................... .... 114 A
Order of the President, Aug. 15, 1907, reorganizing Washington office of the
commission .......-- .......... ...... ... .....-.......... ....... ......... 115
Order of the President, Aug. 15, 1907, reorganizing disbursing and accounting
systems..... ... ......... ...................... ... ........ ...........- 116
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 15, 1907, appointing Maj. H. F. Hodges,
United States Army, as general purchasing officer of the commission and 119
prescribing approval for vouchers.........................................
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 15, 1907, providing for payment of com-
pensation to Panaman members of the joint tribunal .................... 120
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 17, 1907, providing for payment of travel-
ing expenses of B. S. Ambler and Montgomery Blair, members of the joint
commission ........................................................... 121
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 4, 1907, ratifying contract between the
commission and the Republic of Panama respecting water rates in the city of
Panama .............. .. ...... .... ..... ............................ ... 122
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 4, 1907, amending liquor regulations per-
mitting sale in restaurant-, hotels, etc..............................-....- 123
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 13, 1907, authorizing payment of $15 per
day to Ramon, Arias F., Panaman member of joint tribunal.............. 124
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 13, 1907, amending tax regulations to
permit of baseball, et'-., without license fee ............................ 125
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 25, 1907, authorizing purchase of bricks
from Rogers & Co., of Baranquilla, Colombia..---..--..----....------------. 126
Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 16, 1907, amending sewer and water regu-
lations........................................................... 127
Order of the President, Jan. 6, 1908, modifying order of Nov. 17, 1906, reor-
ganizing commission and defining its duties............................. 129
Letter of the Secretary of War, Jan. 5, 1908, transmitting draft of foregoing
order to the President............................................... 131
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing punishment for vagrancy,
intoxication, and disorderly conduct in the Canal Zone.--................ 132
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing for disposition of unclaimed
freight and baggage............................................ ........ 133
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, dividing the Canal Zone into three judi-
cial districts...--.....-- ---.................. ............ .. ............. 134
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing for fines to prevent Chinese
escaping on the Canal Zone ..-......... .............-------.-------..... 135
Order of the President, Jan. 27, 1908, amending civil-service Rule VIII on
temporary appointments .............................- ......--.......--. 18
Order of the President, Feb. 6, 1908, establishing jury trials in the Canal Zone. 138
Order of the President, Feb. 7, 1908, authorizing reinstatement of Douglas B.
Thompson with privilege of transfer to departmental service....-...--..-- 140 I::
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 8, 1908, restricting gold employees to
American citizens ................... ......................... ........... 141
Order of the President, Feb. 21, 1908, authorizing appointment of Edwyn N.
Purvis, former canal employee, to classified service in the United States... 1 F:i
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 27, 1908, establishing ordinance for driving .....
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Order-of the Secretary of War, Feb. 27, 1908, fixing charges to be paid by
Republic of Panama for care of her indigent sick, lepers, etc., in commission
hospitals-..---.--......- ..-------..............-- .......----............ 144
.' der of the President, Mar. 31, 1908, amending order establishing jury trials
in the Canal Zone .......-..................... ...... ....... ............ 145
-.':. order of the President, Apr. 24, 1908, amending laws of Canal Zone making
it a misdemeanor to deface or remove boundary or survey monuments..... 146
Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 25, 1908, transferring certain work from
the superintendent of public works to the department of civil administra-
Stion -.---. ----...... ....-.....--- .............--- -----------------..... 147
Order of the Secretary of War, May 19, 1908, appropriating Canal Zone gov-
enment funds for contingent expenses, operation of public works, and for
'school purposes ..--- ......--.....-......-........................------ 148
Order of the Secretary of War, July 3, 1908, amending section 321 of the Code
Sof Civil Procedure, providing for the authentication of signatures..-....... 149
Order of the Secretary of War, July 6, 1908, appointing Capt. F. C. Boggs,
United States Army, as general purchasing officer and chief of Washington
office.,......---- -....------..---- ..-- ..-- .-----.--...................... 150
Order:of the Secretary of War, Aug. 6, 1908, fixing compensation of Everett C.
Bumpus and Edwin Denby, members of the joint commission...---.......... 151
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 6, 1908, fixing compensation of Messrs.
Ponce and Fabrega, Panaman members of the joint commission _....-..-- 152
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 12, 1908, approving resolution of commis-
sion authorizing chairman to direct assistant to the chief of office to approve
for payment vouchers, etc....-..-..-........---.....-- ......-........... 153
Order of the President, Aug. 14, 1908, amending section 344 of the Penal Code
of the Canal Zone, making grand larceny punishable by not exceeding 10
years' imprisonment...................------------............----......--.... 154
Order of the President, Sept. 10, 1908, appointing members of interdepart-
mental statistical committee and defining duties ..-...-..-...--..-- ......-- 155
Order of the President, Sept. 15, 1908, appointing Drs. Hopkins and Cunning-
ham without reference to civil-service rules ..---..--.---. ----....-....-.. 157
.Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 17, 1908, changing names of certain divi-
sions under the department of civil administration.................-...... 158
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 28, 1908, increasing compensation of
Everett C. Bumpus, member of joint commission........-....---...---------- 159
Order of the President, Sept. 30, 1908, authorizing the continuance in the
service of George Shaffer, Olof Ekedahl, and Willoughby Culbertson with-
Sout civil-service examination-------------........... --...--........ ....--- 160
;i Order of the President, Oct. 3, 1908, authorizing retention as part of the clas-
i:,; sifted force eight persons employed jointly by the Panama Railroad Co. and
i the commission ..-...- ..-..... ...... ................--................. 161
.- Letter of the Secretary of War, Sept. 23, 1908, to the President, trans-
Ai. mitting draft of foregoing order....---. ---..... ..-.... .-------------- 162
Q:0rder of the President, Oct. 3, 1908, am. ending schedule A of civil-service
:rules relating to the commission................ .......----------------------- ... 164
IROrder of the President, Oct. 21, 1908, amending regulations governing employ-
:iment of unskilled laborers at Washington, D. C .................---......... 165
!-Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 23, 1908, amending order fixing compen-
I: -i nation of general purchasing officer and officer detailed for commissary work. 166
Order of the President, Nov. 7, 1908, repealing sections 44, 45, and 46 of Code
.of Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone and permitting appeal from judg-
ment of a district court by defendant................--------.......----.. 167




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Order of the President, Nov. 9, 1908, amending schedule A of civil-service
rules, authorizing certain appointments for isthmian service without exami-
nation..---------..-- ----.---------....----------------.....--..----
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 23, 1908, amending order restricting gold
employees to American citizens .-...................... ................... 1
Order of the President, Dec. 23, 1908, appointing H. A. Gudger as chief jus-
tice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone.............................. 170
Order of the President, Dec. 23, 1908, appointing Wesley M. Owen as associate
justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone ............................ 171
Order of the President, Jan. 6, 1909, extending safety-appliance acts to the
Canal Zone......---..--....... --.. -------------......................-.-- 17
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 20, 1909, waiving limitations of section 1,
act No. 24, laws of Canal Zone, and authorizing collector of revenues to
administer estate of John J. Korp ..-------...........................-. 173
Order of the President, amending civil-service Rule X regarding transfers.... 174
Order of the Secretary of War, May 14, 1909, abolishing office of director of
hospitals...........--..---...... -------... ---.--... ----................ 175
Order of the Secretary of War, May 14, 1909, amending order dividing the
Canal Zone into administrative districts to provide that fines and fees shall
be paid into zone treasury...................... ......................... 176
Order of the President, May 22, 1909, providing that when certain holidays
fall on Sunday Government offices will close on the following Monday, ex-
cept where State laws fix a different day for the holiday .................. 177
Order of the President, June 8, 1909, fixing four hours on Saturdays during
July, August, and September as a day's work in the Federal public service. 178
Order of the President, June 11, 1909, amending order extending safety-appli-
ance acts to the Canal Zone ....-........-............................... 179
Order of the President, June 25, 1909, superseding order fixing hours of work
in the Federal service on Saturdays during three months in the year....... 180
Order of the President, July 16, 1909, providing that.the two orders fixing
hours for work on Saturdays in July, August, and September shall not
apply to isthmian employees ............. ................................ 181
Order of the secretary of War, July 21, 1909, extending authority of the col-
lector of revenues to administer estates not exceeding $1,000 in value...... 182
Order of the President, July 30, 1909, authorizing diminution of time for
good behavior for convicts in the Canal Zone penitentiary.....-........... 183
Order of the President, July 30, 1909, fixing punishment for murder in the
first and second degrees........................... .......... .........- 184
Proclamation of the President, Aug. 6, 1909, repealing former ones fixing ton-
nage dues ..................... ................. ........ ........ ...... 185
Order of the President, Sept. 8, 1909, prohibiting hunting by night with arti-
ficial light or with spring guns in the Canal Zone-....................... 187
Order of the President, Oct. 2, 1909, making cruelty to children and animals
misdemeanors-----------...............---------......----------.........--..------..... 188
Order of the President, Oct. 2, 1909, providing for a board of local inspectors
to examine applicants for licenses as master, mate, engineer, or pilot on
steam vessels in Canal Zone waters .---....--....... -----... --.----...... 189
Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 15, 1909, exempting insurance companies
whose business in Canal Zone consists solely in furnishing bonds of employ-
ees from annual fee and license tax....-- ...----...-----................. 190
Order of the President, Nov. 23, 1909, fixing hours of work for telegraph oper-
ators and train dispatchers of the Panama R. R. Co...---..-..--........... 191
Order of the President, Nov. 23, 1909, making the enticing of laborers from
the commission or Panama R. R. a misdemeanor ........---..--......... 192





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Page.
Order of the President, Nov. 26, 1909, directing that no subordinate shall
apply to Congress for legislation nor respond to requests from Congress for
information except through or as authorized by the head of his department. 193
Circular of the War Department, Dec. 4, 1909, publishing foregoing order.... 194
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 1, 1909, authorizing members of gun clubs
to carry arms; and granting enlisted men of the Marine Corps on the Isthmus
hunting licenses without charge..-............--........................ 195
Order of the President, Jan. 12, 1910, amending order prescribing procedure
S in submitting recommendations affecting method of appointment in the
classified service--................-----------........................... 196
Order of the President, Jan. 26, 1910, authorizing certain sanitary improve-
ments in the Zone and the charging of a proportion to owners of adjacent
property.........-........-......................................... 197
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 8, 1910, authorizing members of board of
local inspectors to administer oaths -..... .... ............. .............. 198
Order of the President, Apr. 2, 1910, providing that collection of moneys for
liquor licenses shall be made by collector of revenues instead of by district
tax collectors........................ ...................... ............. 199
Order of the President, Apr. 12, 1910, appointing Maurice H. Thatcher as a
member of the commission and fixing his compensation................... 200
Order of the President, Apr. 16, 1910, prescribing duties of counsel and chief
attorney and amending Code of Criminal Procedure...................... 201
Order of the Secretary of War, May 24, 1910, abolishes office of executive
secretary ................................... .....................-.... 203
Order of the President, July 25, 1910, empewers commission to establish rules
and regulations to facilitate and protect canal work....................... 204
Order of the Pre-ident, July 28, 1910, limiting jurisdiction of the Canal Zone
courts ................-............... ............... ..... ....... .... 205
Order of the President, Aug. 20, 1910, prescribing method for married women
to convey or mortgage real estate, and authorizing certain officers to admin-
ister oaths .................... ............... ................... 206
Order of the President, Sept. 16, 1910, amending civil-service Rule X, regard-
ing transfers ...-. ........ ............... .......................... 208
Order of the President, Oct. 4, 1910, abolishing the office of district tax col-
lector and prescribing regulations for collection of taxes .................. 209
Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 4, 1910, placing the department of law
under the direction of the counsel and chief attorney.........--.......- .. 212
Order of the President, Oct. 7, 1910, prescribing the manner of leasing public
lands in the Canal Zone .-...........................- ................- 213
:: Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 5, 1911, amending orders relative to import
duties, and exclusion of tropical employees from commissary privileges--.... 214
::Order of the President, Jan. 16, 1911, authorizing use of French dump cars
without safety appliances for obtaining gravel until July 1 ................ 215
:Order of the President, Jan. 19, 1911, creating a land office for the Canal Zone. 216
Order of the President. Feb. 2, 1911, providing a method of executing and
recording deeds, and repealing a previous order ........................- 218
Order.of the Secretary of War, Mar. 11, 1911, exempting Juan Vampero,
Filipino, from operation of order limiting employment and providing for
S discharge of aliens........... ....... ..........----- ..--- ....-- ......... 222
O: rder of the President, Mar. 16, 1911, appointing Walter W. Warwick as asso-
ciate justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone.-......-......-.... 223
SOrder of the President, Mar. 16, 1911, appointing Thomas E. Brown, jr., as
associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone ................ 224






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SPae.
Order of the President, Mar. 20, 1911, classifying certain employees trans-
ferred from the Panama R. R. Co. to the commission on consolidation of
storehouses ....-..-----..--....---------- --.......--................... 225
Order of the President, May 2, 1911, making it a felony for persons to return
to the Canal Zone after imprisonment in penitentiary and deportation...... 226
Order of the President, May 6, 1911, establishing regulations relative to arrest
and discharge of deserting seamen....................................... 227
Order of the President, May 10, 1911, prescribing rules for the government of
the insane asylum for the Canal Zone..-..---------....-----...-............. 229
Order of the President, May 11, 1911, making it a misdemeanor to evade pay-
ment of fare on railroad trains in the Canal Zone ..-..................... 234
Order of the President, May 13, 1911, providing for the collection of a distilla-
tion tax ..- ............... -.......... ......... ........ ............ 235
Order of the President, June 12, 1911, amending order providing for collection
of distillation tax.---.........------------..-..---.......-----.-----------....... 237










EXECUTIVE ORDERS


RELATING TO THE

ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, March 8, 1904.
SIRs: I have appointed you as the Commission which is to under-
take the most important and also the most formidable engineering feat
that has hitherto been attempted. You are to do a work the doing of
which, if well done, will reflect high honor upon this nation, and,
when done, will be of incalculable benefit, not only to this nation, but
to civilized mankind. As you yourselves must individually know, I
have chosen you with reference to nothing save my belief, after full
and patient inquiry, that you are among all the available men of whom
I have knowledge, those best fitted to bring this great task to a suc-
cessful conclusion. You have been chosen purely because of your
personal and professional reputations for integrity and ability. You
represent the whole country. You represent neither section nor party.
.I have not sought to find out the politics of a single one of you, and,
indeed, as to the majority of you I have not the slightest. idea what
your political affiliations are.
I believe that each one of you will serve not merely with entire
fidelity, but with the utmost efficiency. If at any time I feel that
any one of you is not rendering the best service which it is possible to
procure, I shall feel called upon to disregard alike my feelings for the
man and the man's own feelings, and forthwith to substitute for him
on the Commission some other man whom I deem capable of rendering
better service. Moreover, I shall expect, if at any time any one of
you feels that the work is too exhausting and engrossing for him to
do in the best possible manner, that he will of his own accord so
inform me, in order that I may replace him by some man who, to the
requisite ability, joins the will and the strength to give all the effort
needed. But so long as you render efficient service of the highest
type in the work you are appointed to perform, you may rest, assured
of my hearty support and backing in every way.
These are the conditions under which you have been appointed,
and under which I shall expect you to proceed. I shall furthermore
expect you to apply precisely the same principles in the choice and
retention of the subordinates who do the work under you as I have
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applied in your choice and shall apply in your retention. I shall ex-:
pect you to appoint no man for reasons other than your belief in the
aid he can render you in digging the canal. If, having appointed any .
man, you find that your expectations about him are not fulfilled, or
that from any reason he falls short of his duty, I shall expect you to
dismiss him out of hand; I shall expect that under such circumstances.
you will pay not the slightest heed to any backing or influence the man
may have. I assume as a matter of course that in dealing with con-
tractors you will act on precisely the principles which would apply in :
any great private business undertaking. There is no man among you
to whom I think it is necessary to say a word as to the standard of
honesty to be exacted from every employee or contractor, for if I had
had the slightest ground for suspicion that there was need to say such
a word to any one of you I should not have appointed him. But
I do wish to emphasize the need of unceasing vigilance in the per-
formance of this great work.
As to the details of the work itself I have but little to say. It is
to be done as expeditiously as possible, and as economically as is con-
sistent with thoroughness. There is one matter to which I wish to
ask your special attention-the question of sanitation and hygiene. i:
You will take measures to secure the best medical experts for this
purpose whom you can obtain, and you will, of course, make the coW ii
tractors submit as implicitly as your own employes to all the rules
and regulations of the medical department under you. I presume
you will find it best to have one head for this medical department ,,
but that I shall leave to your own judgment. :
The plans are to be carefully made with a view to the needs not ii
only of the moment, but of the future. The expenditures are to be
supervised as rigorously as if they were being made for a private cor- i:,
portion dependent for its profits upon the returns. You are to se-
cure the best talent this country can afford to meet the conditions
created by every need which may arise. The methods for achieving
the results must be yours. What this nation will insist upon is that
the results be achieved.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
The ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.







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The compensation of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion shall be as follows, until otherwise determined by Congress:
The salary of each commissioner shall be at the rate of twelve
thousand dollars a year, payable one thousand dollars per month,
commencing upon the day on which he takes the oath of office.
An additional allowance of fifteen dollars per day is to be paid to
each member of the Commission while absent from the United
States on duty.
Each member of the Commission shall be allowed expenses while
traveling on duty as follows: transportation, including seat in day
Pullman car, or section in sleeping car; a reasonable allowance for
baggage, porterage, hacks and street cars; and hotel expenses not
exceeding seven dollars per day.
The members of the Commission shall be considered as on duty
when in Washington. Any travel for private purposes, or visiting
their homes, shall not be considered as traveling on duty.
The approval of the Chairman or acting Chairman of the Commis-
sion shall be required on all vouchers.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
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LETTER OF THE PRESIDENT PLACING THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMIS-
SION UNDER THE SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY
OF WAR, AND DEFINING THE JURISDICTION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE
COMMISSION.
WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, D. C., May 9, 1904.
SIR: By the act of Congress approved June 28, 1902,' the President
of the United States is authorized to acquire for, and on behalf of,
the United States all the rights, privileges, franchises, concessions,
grants of lands, rights of way, unfinished work, plants, shares of the
capital stock of the Panama Railway. owned by or held for the use of
the new Panama Canal Company, and any other property, real, per-
sonal, and mixed of any name or nature owned by the said new
Panama Canal Company situated on the Isthmus of Panama. The
President is by the same act also authorized to acquire for, and on
behalf of, the United States perpetual control of a strip of land on
the Isthmus of Panama, not less than six miles in width, extending
from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and the right to exca-
vate, construct, and maintain perpetually, operate and protect
thereon, a ship canal of certain specified capacity and also the right
to perpetually operate the Panama Railroad. Having acquired such
rights, franchises, property, and control, the President is by the same
act required to excavate, construct, and complete a ship canal from
the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and to enable him to carry
forward and complete this work, he is authorized to appoint, by and
with the consent of the Senate, an Isthmian Canal Commission of
seven members, who are to be in all matters subject to his direction
and control.
By the terms of the Canal Convention between the United States
and the Republic of Panama, entered into in pursuance of the said
act of Congress approved June 28, 1902, the ratifications of which
were exchanged on the 26th day of February, 1904, the Republic of
Panama granted to the United States:
First, the perpetual use, occupation, and control of a certain
zone of land, land under water including islands within said zone,
at the Isthmus of Panama, all to be utilized in the construction,:
maintenance, and operation, sanitation and protection of the ship.
canal, of the width of ten miles extending to the distance of five.
miles on each side of the central line of the route of the canal, and'
the use, occupation, and control of other lands and waters outside


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of the zone above described which may be necessary and convenient.
for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and pro-
tection of said canal or of any auxiliary canals or other works neces-
Ssary and convenient for the same purpose; also the islands of Perico,
W.*' Naos, Culebra, and Flamenico, situated in the Bay of Panama, and
Second, all the rights, powers, and authority within the zone,
S auxiliary lands and lands under water, which the United States
S Should possess and exercise if it were the sovereign of the territory
'. granted,.to the entire exclusion of the exercise by the Republic of
S Panama of any such sovereign rights, power, and authority.
By the act of Congress approved April 28, 1904, the President
is authorized, upon acquisition of the property of the new Panama
Canal Company, and the payment to the Republic of Panama of the
price for compensation agreed upon in the said Canal Convention,
to take possession of, and occupy on behalf of the United States, the
zone of land, and land under water, including islands within said
S zone at the Isthmus of Panama of the width of ten miles extending
to the distance of five miles on each side of the central line of the
route of the canal to be constructed thereon, including the islands of
Perico, Naos, Culebra, and Flamenico, and from time to time as
S may be necessary and convenient certain auxiliary lands and waters
S outside the said zone for the purpose of constructing, maintaining,
operating, sanitating, and protecting the ship canal, the use, occupa-
Stion, and control whereof were granted to the United States by the
Republic of Panama in the said Canal Convention.
By the same act, the President is authorized, for the purpose of
providing temporarily for the maintenance of order in the canal zone
and for maintaining and protecting the inhabitants thereof in the free
enjoyment of their liberty, property, and religion, to delegate to such
person or persons as he may designate and to control the manner of
their exercise, all the military, civil and judicial powers as well as the
power to make all needful rules and regulations for the government of
the canal zone and all the rights, powers and authority granted by the
said Canal Convention to the United States, until the close of the
S Fifty-eighth Congress.
Payments of the authorized purchase price of $40,000,000 to the
new Panama Canal Company for the property of that corporation on
the isthmus, including the sharesof railway stock, and for the records
in Paris, and of the sum of $10,000,000, as stipulated in the Canal
Convention, to the Republic of Panama for the rights, powers and
Privileges granted to the United States by the terms of the said con-
Svention, have been made and proper instruments of transfer have
i been executed by the Panama Canal Company. The members of the
Isthmian Canal Commission have been appointed. They have or-
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS.


possession of and now occupy, on behalf of the United States, th,.
canal zone and public land ceded by the Republic of Panama.
It becomes my duty, under the statutes above referred to, to secure
the active prosecution of the work of construction of the canal and its.;::
auxiliary works, through the Isthmian Canal Commission, and in colr: i
nection with such work and in aid thereof to organize and conduct a: '
temporary government of the zone, so as to maintain and protect the
inhabitants thereof in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property,
and religion.
Inasmuch as it is impracticable for the President, with his other
public duties, to give to the work of supervising the commission'%'
construction of the canal and government of the zone the personal
attention which seems proper and necessary, and inasmuch as the
War Department is the department which has always supervised the
construction of the great civil works for improving the rivers and
harbors of the country and the extended military works of public
defense, and as the said department has from time to time been
charged with the supervision of the government of all the island pos-"
sessions of the United States, and continues to supervise the govern-
ment of the Philippine Islands, I direct that all the work of the
commission done by virtue of powers vested in me by the act of
Congress approved June 28, 1902, in the digging, construction, an{U
completion of the canal, and all the governmental power in and over
said canal zone and its appurtenant territory, which by virtue of the
act of Congress approved April 28, 1904, and these instructions, shall
be vested in said Isthmian Canal Commission, shall be carried on or
exercised under your supervision and direction as Secretary of War.
Subject to the limitations of law and the conditions herein con-:;
tained, the Isthmian Canal Commission are authorized and directed:
1. To make all needful rules and regulations for the government
of the zone and for the correct administration of the military, civil,
and judicial affairs of its possessions until the close of the Fifty-eighth
Congress .
2. To establish a civil service for the government of the strip and'
construction of the canal, appointments to which shall be secured as
nearly as practicable by a merit system.
3. To make or cause to be made all needful surveys, boringsaj.
designs, plans, and specifications of the engineering, hydraulic, andcii.
sanitary works required and to supervise the execution of the sam ih'
4. To make and cause to be executed after due advertisement a 9mI
necessary contracts for any and all kinds of engineering ai
construction works. .,
5. To acquire by purchase or through proper and uniform expro0~
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ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


private lands or other real property whose ownership by the United
States is essential to the excavation and completion of the canal.
6. To make all needful rules and regulations respecting an econom-
Sical and correct disbursement and an accounting for all funds that
.may be appropriated by Congress for the construction of the canal,
;its auxiliary works, and the government of the canal zone; and also
: to establish a proper and comprehensive system of bookkeeping,
!: showing the state of the work, the expenditures by classes, and the
: amounts still available.
7.: To make requisition on the Secretary of War for funds needed
from time to time in the proper prosecution of the work and to desig-
a-nate the disbursing officers authorized to receipt for the same.
The inhabitants of the Isthmian Canal Zone are entitled to security
in their persons, property, and religion, and in all their private
rights and relations. They should be so informed by public announce-
ment. The people should be disturbed as little as possible in their
customs and avocations that are in harmony with principles of well
ordered and decent living.
The municipal laws of the canal zone are to be administered by
the ordinary tribunals substantially as they were before the change.
Police magistrates and justices of the peace and other officers dis-
charging duties usually devolving upon these officers of the law will
.be continued in office if they are suitable persons. The governor of
Sthe zone, subject to approval of the commission, is authorized to
Appoint temporarily a judge for the canal zone, who shall have
the authority equivalent to that usually exercised in Latin countries
Sby a judge of a court of first instance, but the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission shall fix his salary and may legislate respecting his powers
and authority, increasing or diminishing them in their discretion,
and also making provision for additional or appellate judges, should
the public interest require.
The laws of the land, with which the inhabitants are familiar, and
.which were in force on February 26, 1904, will continue in force
.in the canal zone and in other places on the isthmus over which the
F United States has jurisdiction until altered or annulled by the said
Commission, but there are certain great principles of government
Which have been made the basis of an existence as a nation which we
deem essential to the rule of law and the maintenance of order, and
which shall have force in said zone. The principles referred to may
be generally stated as follows:
S That no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without
Sdue process of law; that private property shall not be taken for
public use without just compensation; that in all criminal prosecu-
:t 'ions the accused shall enjoy the right of a speedy and public trial, to
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8 EXECUTIVE ORDERS.
be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, to be conu
fronted with the witnesses against him, to have compulsory procea
for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance .of
counsel for his defense; that excessive bail shall not be required n ior.i
excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishment inflictedwt
that no person shall be put twice in jeopardy for the same offense, t ^
be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; that
the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall
not be violated; that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall
exist except as a punishment for crime; that no bill of attainder or ex
post facto law shall be passed; that no law shall be passed abridging
the freedom of speech or of the press, or of the rights of the people to
peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of
grievances; that no law shall be made respecting the establishment
of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: Provided, however,
that the commission shall have power to exclude from time to time
from the canal zone and other places on the isthmus, over which the
United States has jurisdiction, persons of the following classes who
were not actually domiciled within the zone on the 26th day of
February, 1904, viz: Idiots, the insane, epileptics, paupers, criminals
professional beggars, persons afflicted with loathsome or dangerous
contagious diseases; those who have been convicted of felony
anarchists, those whose purpose it is to incite insurrection and othein
whose presence it is believed by the commission would tend to create
public disorder, endanger the public health, or in any manner impede
the prosecution of the work of opening the canal; and may cause any
and all such newly-arrived persons or those alien to the zone to bel
expelled and deported from the territory controlled by the United
States, and the commission may defray from the canal appropriations
the cost of such deportation as necessary expenses of the sanitation,
the police protection of the canal route, and the preservation of good
order among the inhabitants.
The commission may legislate on all rightful subjects of legislation
not inconsistent with the laws and treaties of the United States so
far as they apply to said zone and other places, and the said power
shall include the enactment of the sanitary ordinances of a preventive
or curative character to be enforced in the cities of Colon and Pana b
and which are contemplated and authorized by Article 7 of said Cai
Convention. Such legislative power shall also include the power*i
raise and appropriate revenues in said zone; and all taxes, judhit
fines, customs duties and other revenues levied and collected in eil
zone by or under the authority of said commission shall be retainasj
accounted for, and disbursed by said commission for its proper p :V
poses. The members of said commission to the number of fouw~rpn
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tons passed and enacted by said commission shall have set forth as a
optionn that they are enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission
"By authority of the President of the United States."
-the commission shall hold its regularly quarterly meetings at the
ri dffice of the commission either in Panama or at a branch office in
ashington, and special meetings may be held at the pleasure of
Sthe commission.
: iAll laws, rules, and regulations of a governmental character enacted
i. the commission hereunder shall be submitted to you for your
ii: approval, and should your approval be withheld from any such law,
N.le, or regulation, then from that time the law, rule, or regulation
shall thereafter have no force or effect.
Major General George W. Davis, U. S. Army (retired), a member
of, the Canal Commission, is hereby appointed governor of the Isth-
mian Canal Zone. He will proceed at once to the Isthmus of Panama.
He will in my name, as the chief executive in the canal zone, for and
on behalf of the United States, see that the laws are faithfully exe-
cuted and will maintain possession of said territory, including the
Spubliclands therein and the property real and movable on the Isth-
mus of Panama, except that of the Panama Railroad, that has recently
Sbeen acquired from the Republic of Panama. He is hereby vested
with the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the
i rules, regulations, and laws in force by virtue of action of the commis-
[ sion or by virtue of the clause hereof continuing in force the laws of
SPanama. In case of his disability or absence from the canal zone
L at any time, the Isthmian Canal Commission is empowered to desig-
nate the person or persons to act as governor during such absence or
disability. Except as herein prescribed the duties of the governor
Shall be fixed by legislation of the Canal Commission.
For the preservation of order and protecting the property of the
United States, within or without said zone as provided by Article 7
of the Canal Convention, an adequate police force shall be maintained.
If at any time there shall arise necessity for military or naval assist-
ance the governor shall, if possible, promptly notify you, and in the
Seventh of a sudden exigency the governor may call upon any available
military or naval force of the United States to render assistance, and
the same shall be immediately furnished.
:0 It is a matter of first importance that the most approved and
effective methods and measures known to sanitary science be adopted
in order that the health conditions on the isthmus may be improved.
it Vis the belief of those who have noted the successful results secured
lyi:: our Army in Cuba in the obliteration of yellow fever in that island
Sthiat it is entirely feasible to banish the diseases that have heretofore
causedd most mortality on the isthmus, or at least to improve as
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desire that every possible effort be made to protect our officers and
workmen from the dangers of tropical and other diseases, which in
the past have been so prevalent and destructive in Panama.
Rear Admiral John G. Walker, U. S. Navy (retired), and Colonel
Frank J. Hecker, members of the Isthmian Canal Commission, are
hereby designated as members of the joint commission provided for
by Articles 6 and 15 of the Canal Convention. The moiety of the
necessary expenses of the commission to be created in pursuance of
Articles 6 and 15 of the above-cited Canal Convention will be de-
frayed from the appropriation applicable to the ship canal to connect
the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The Isthmian Canal Commission will prepare for Congress and
place in your hands on or before December 1 of each year a full and
complete report of all their acts and of the operations conducted by
them in respect to the canal construction and the government of the
canal zone. These reports will contain a detailed account of all
moneys received and disbursed in the performance of their duties
and of the progress made in the construction of the canal.
The necessary expenses incurred by the commission in carrying on
the government, of the canal zone will be defrayed from the local reve-
nues so far as the said revenues may be sufficient and the remainder
will be met. from the appropriation made by the fifth section of the act
of Congress approved June 28, 1902. An estimate of the proposed
expenditures and revenues for each year in carrying on the govern-
ment of the zone will be submitted to Congress at the beginning of
each annual session.
By virtue of the ownership by the United States of about sixty-
nine seventieths of the shares of the capital stock of the Panama
Railroad the general policy of the managers of said road will be
controlled by the United States. As soon as practicable I desire
that all the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission be elected
to the board of directors of the road, and that the policy of the road
be completely harmonized with the policy of the Government of
making it an adjunct to the construction of the canal, at the same
time fulfilling the purpose for which it was constructed as a route of
commercial movement across the Isthmus of Panama. If any
contracts or other obligations now subsist between the railway com-
pany and other transportation companies that are not in accord with
sound public policy, then such contracts must be terminated as soon
as it is possible to effect that object.
No salary or per diem allowance of compensation in addition to
the stated salary and per diem allowance of the members of the
Isthmian Canal Commission will be allowed to any member of the
commission by reason of his services in connection with the civil
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Commission concerned in or connected with the construction of
the canal or by reason of his services as an officer or director of the
Panama Railroad.
If there now be in force within the canal zone any franchise grant-
ing to any person or persons a privilege to maintain lotteries or hold
lottery drawings or other gambling methods and devices of a character
Forbidden by the laws of the United States, or if the grantee of any
such privilege has now the right to sell lottery tickets or similar devices
Sto facilitate the business of the concessionaire, the commission shall
enact laws annulling the privileges or concessions and punishing
future exercise of the same by imprisonment or fine, or both.
SThese instructions may be modified and supplemented as occasion
shall arise.
Very respectfully, THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Hon. WILLIAM H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.






















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Washington, June 24, 1904.
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
By direction of the President it is ordered:-
SECTION 1. The territory of the Canal Zone of the Isthmus oi
Panama is hereby declared open to the commerce of all friendly
nations. All articles, goods and wares, not included in the pro-
hibited list, entering at the established customs ports, will be
admitted upon payment of such customs duties and other charges as
are in force at the time and place of their importation.
SECTION 2. For the purposes of customs administration in said
Canal Zone, there are hereby established two collection districts as
follows:
First: The District of Ancon, comprising the southern half of said
Canal Zone more particularly described as follows:
The port of entry in said district shall be Ancon.
Second. The District of Crystobal, comprising the northern half of
said Canal Zone more particularly described as follows:
The port of entry in said district shall be Crystobal.
SECTION 3. There is hereby created and shall be maintained in the
government of the Canal Zone a subdivision of the executive branch
to be known as the Customs Service: the general duties, powers and
jurisdiction of the Customs Service shall be to administer the customs
laws and tariff regulations in force in said Zone. The Governor of
the Canal Zone shall be the head of the Customs Service. There
shall be a Collector of Customs for each Collection District, who shall
receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars in gold ,
payable in monthly installments. It shall be the duty of the Collector
to collect all revenues derived from the enforcement of the custom
laws and tariff regulations in the District subject to his jurisdiction;
and to perform such other service in the administration of such laws
as is ordinarily performed by a Collector of Customs or as he may bi
required to. perform by the Governor of the Canal Zone. The OW
lector of Customs shall be appointed by the Governor, with th1
advice and consent of the Isthmian Commission. The Governor of
the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to appoint and fix the compernsiu.
tion of Deputy Collectors, Surveyors of Customs and such other
subordinates and employees as may be necessary for the effiient
administration of the Customs laws and Service.
SECTION 4. The Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized
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Administration of the Customs laws and Service of said Zone, and
report the same to the Chairman of the Commission and said rules
and regulations shall have the force and effect of law until annulled
or modified by legislative act of the Isthmian Canal Commission or
Sther competent authority.
SECTION'5. Until otherwise provided by competent authority, duties
on importation into the Canal Zone are to be levied in conformity
with such duties as Congress has imposed upon foreign merchandise
imported into other ports of the United States.
SECTION 6. Goods or merchandise entering the Canal Zone from
ports of the United States or Insular possessions of the United States
shall be admitted on the same terms as at the ports of the States of
this Union.
SECTION 7. All goods or merchandise, whether free or dutiable, en-
tering the Canal Zone by water, by rail or otherwise, for transporta-
tion across said Zone must be entered at the Customs House of the
Collection District wherein the point of entrance is situated. Viola-
tion of this requirement shall subject the goods to seizure and forfeiture
by the Customs officials.
SECTION 8. The Governor of the Canal Zone is authorized to enter
and carry out an agreement with the President of the Republic of
Panama for co-operation between the Customs Service of the Canal
Zone and that of the Republic of Panama to protect the customs
revenues of both governments and to prevent frauds and smuggling.
SECTION 9. The Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized
to enter upon negotiations and make a tentative agreement with the
President of the Republic of Panama respecting reciprocal trade
relations between the territory and inhabitants of the Canal Zone and
appurtenant territory and the Republic of Panama; also a readjust-
ment of customs duties and tariff regulations so as to secure uniform-
ity of rates and privileges and avoid the disadvantages resulting from
different schedules, duties, and administrative measures in limited
territory subject to the same conditions and not separated by natural
obstacles. The Governor shall report as to such negotiations and
proposed agreement to the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Com-
=mission, for submission and consideration by the Commission and
such action by competent authority as may be necessary to render
: said agreement effective in the Canal Zone.
This order will be proclaimed and enforced in the Canal Zone at
. Panama.
SWM. H. TAFT,
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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, June 24, 1904.
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
SIR: The necessities of the inhabitants and the due administration
of the affairs of government in the Canal Zone at Panama require the
establishment of post-offices and postal service in that territory.
It is therefore ordered: That a Post-Office be established in each of
the following named towns of the Canal Zone, to wit: Crystobal,
Gatun, Boheo, Gorgona, Bas Obispo, Empire, Culebra, La Boca and
Ancon.
The post-offices at Crystobal and Ancon shall be money order offices.
The Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to appoint
postmasters for the post-offices herein established and fix the com-
pensation therefore, subject to the approval of the Isthmian Canal
Commission.
The Governor of the Canal Zone is directed to formulate a plan for
a practical and efficient postal service in said Canal Zone, and includ-
ing such measures and provisions of the postal service of the United
States as are not inapplicable to the conditions of law and fact existing
in the Canal Zone, and to report said plan to the Chairman of the
Isthmian Canal Commission for such action as the discretion of the
Commission shall approve.
Pending the establishment of the postal service by act of the Coni-
mission or other competent authority, the Governor of the Canal Zone
is hereby authorized to establish post offices at such additional places
in the Canal Zone as in his judgment the interests of the public re-
quire, and to appoint postmasters therefore and fix their compensation,
subject to the approval or other action thereon by the Isthmian Canal
Commission.
The Governor of the Canal Zone is also authorized to adopt and
enforce such temporary rules, regulations, provisions and require-
ments as may be necessary to secure a practical and efficient postal
service n said Canal Zone; and to employ such temporary assistants-
and employees as the exigencies of the service require.
By direction of the President:
WM. H. TAFT,
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ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION,
Washington, D. C., December, 1904.
On November 15, 1904, the President promulgated the following
order:
CLASSIFICATION OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

In exercise of the power vested in the President by section 1753 of
the Revised Statutes and acts amendatory thereof:
It is ordered, That the Isthmian Canal Commission be classified and
the civil-service act and rules applied thereto, and that no person be
hereafter appointed, employed, promoted, or transferred in the service
of said Commission unless he passes an examination in conformity
therewith, unless specifically exempted thereunder. This order shall
apply to all officers and employees, except persons employed merely
as laborers, persons whose appointments are confirmed by the Senate,
and engineers detailed from the Army.
The officers and employees included within the provisions of this
order are hereby arranged in classes according to annual salary or
compensation as follows:
(A) Less than $720. (2) $1,400 or more and less than $1,600.
(B) $720 or more and less than $840. (3) $1,600 or more and less than $1,800.
(0) $840 or more and less than $900. (4) $1,800 or more and less than $2,000.
(D) $900 or more and less than $1,000. (5) $2,000 or more and less than $2,500.
(E) $1,000 or more and less than $1,200. (6) $2,500 or more.
(1) $1,200 or more and less than $1,400.

In connection with this order of classification the President issued
.the following Executive order defining the positions which may be
filled without competitive examination under the civil-service rules:

. EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Schedule A of the civil-service rules' is hereby amended by adding
- at the end thereof a new section, reading:
J Schedule A Is a list of the classified positions excepted from examination under Rule II, clause 3, which
:, as follows:
S "L Appointments to the excepted positions named In Schedule A of these rules may be made without
examination or upon noncompetitive examination; but the proper appointing officer may fill an excepted
position as competitive positions are filled, in which case the person appointed will receive all the rights
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EXECUTIVE ORDIES.

VIII.-I8THMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


Secretary.
Assistant Secretary.
Executive Secretary to the Governor
of the Canal Zone.
Chief Clerk.
Treasurer.
One Deputy Treasurer.
One Chief of Materials and Supplies.
Auditor.
Two deputy auditors.
One Disbursing Officer for the Canal
Zone.
One Collector of Revenue.
Chief Engineer of the Commission.
Division engineers as hereinafter to
be provided for.


14. Resident engineers as hereinafter to
be provided for.
15. Hospital attendants other than nurse
and clerical force.
16. Chief Sanitary Officer.
17. Assistant Sanitary officers as herein-
after to be provided for. "
18. Director of Hospitals.
19. Superintendents of canal hospitals,
one for each hospital.
20. Chief Quarantine Officer.
21. Two assistant quarantine officers.
22. Sanitary officer at Colon.
23. Sanitary officer at Panama.


The number of division engineers, resident engineers, and assistant
sanitary officers shall be agreed upon between the Isthmian Canal
Commission and the Civil Service Commission at the end of one year
from the date of this order.
The Isthmian Canal Commission is to furnish the Civil Service
Commission semi-annually, on the first days of December and June,
with statements of the names of those employed as hospital attend-
ants, as above set forth, during the preceding six months, with a
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SPANAMA, December 3, 1904.
., By direction of the President, it is ordered that, subject to the
Section of the Fifty-eighth Congress as contemplated by the act of
Congress, approved April 28, 1904:
S SECTION 1. No importation of goods, wares, and merchandise shall
be entered at Ancon'or Cristobal, the terminal ports of the canal,
except such goods, wares, and merchandise as are described in
Article XIII of the treaty between the Republic of Panama and the
United States, the ratifications of which were exchanged on the
S,26th day of February, 1904, and except goods, wares, and merchandise
in transit across the isthmus for a destination without the limits of
said isthmus, and except coal and crude mineral oil for fuel purposes
to be sold at Ancon or Cristobal to sea-going vessels; said coal and
oil to be admitted to those ports free of duties for said purposes:
Provided, however, That this order shall be inoperative, first, unless
the Republic of Panama shall reduce the ad valorem duty on imported
articles described in class 2 of the act of the National Convention 9f
Panatma passed July 5, 1904, and taking effect October 12, 1904,
from fifteen per centum to ten per centum and shall not increase the
rates of duty on the imported articles described in the other schedules
of said act except on all forms of imported wines, liquors, alcohol, and
ipium on which the Republic may fix higher rates; second, unless
article 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of Panama as modified
by article 146 thereof shall remain in full force and unchanged so far
as the importation and sale of all kinds of merchandise are concerned;
third, unless the consular fees and charges of the Republic of Panama
in respect to entry of all vessels and importations into said ports of
.Panama and Colon shall be reduced to sixty per cent of the rates now
in force; and, fourth, unless goods imported into the ports of Panama
and Colon consigned to or destined for any part of the Canal Zone shall
not be subjected in the Republic of Panama to any other direct or
indirect impost or tax whatever.
SSEc. 2. In view of the proximity of the port of Ancon to the port
of Panama, and the port of Cristobal to the port of Colon, the proper
customs or port official of the Canal Zone shall, when not inconsistent
-with the interests of the United States, at the instance of the proper
: authority of the Republic of Panama, permit any vessel, entered at or
cleared from the ports of Panama and Colon, together with its cargo
and passengers, under suitable regulations for the transit of the
imported merchandise and passengers -to and from the territory of
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facilities of the ports of Ancon and Cristobal respectively upon pay*
ment of proper dockage dues to the owners of said docks:
Provided, however, That reciprocal privileges as to dockage and
other facilities at Panama and Colon, together with suitable arrange-
ment for transit of imported merchandise and passengers to and
from the territory of the Canal Zone, shall be granted by the author-
ities of the Republic of Panama, when not inconsistent with its
interests, to any vessel, together with its cargo and passengers entered
at or cleared from the ports of Ancon and Cristobal: Provided, how-
ever, That nothing herein contained shall affect the complete admin-
istrative, police, and judicial jurisdiction of the two governments
over their respective ports and harbors, except as hereinafter pro-
vided in section 6.
Provided, also, That. vessels entering or clearing at the port of
Panama shall have the absolute right freely to anchor and lade and
discharge their cargoes by lighterage from and to Panama at the
usual anchorage in the neighborhood of the islands of Perico,
Flamenco, Naos, and Culebra though included in the harbor of Ancon
under the provisional delimitation as amended under section 5 here-
after, and to use the said waters of said harbor for all lawful com-
mercial purposes.
SEC. 3. All manifests and invoices and other documents in respect
to vessels or cargoes cleared or consigned for or from the ports of
Panama and Colon shall, as heretofore, be made by the officials of
the Republic of Panama. All manifests, invoices, and other docu-
ments in respect, to the vessels and cargoes cleared or consigned for
or from the ports of Ancon or Cristobal shall be made by officials of
the United States.
SEC. 4. No import duties, tolls, or charges of any kind whatsoever
shall be imposed by the authorities of the Canal Zone upon goods,
wares, and merchandise imported, or upon persons passing from the
territory of the Republic of Panama into the Canal Zone, and section
5 of the Executive Order of June 24, 1904, providing that duties on
importations into the Canal Zone are to be levied in conformity
with such duties as Congress has imposed upon foreign merchandise
imported into ports of the United States is hereby revoked, but
this order shall be inoperative unless the authorities of the Republic
of Panama shall grant by proper order reciprocal free importation
of goods, wares, and merchandise and free passage of persons from
the territory of the Canal Zone into that of the Republic of Panama.
SEC. 5. The provisions of this order also shall not be operative
except upon the condition that the delimitation of the cities and
harbors of Colon and Panama, signed on the 15th day of June, 1904,
by the proper representatives of the governments of the Republic
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Sand while the same shall remain in force with the consent of both
parties thereto, the provisional delimitation shall include not only
the terms set forth in the writing thereof, but also the following,
viz.: That the harbor of Panama shall include the maritime waters
- in front of said city to the south and east thereof, extending three
marine 'miles from mean low-water mark, except the maritime waters
lying westerly of a line drawn from a stake or post set on Punta
Mala through the middle island of the three islands known as Las
Tres Hermanas, and 'extending three marine miles from mean low-
water mark on Punta Mala, which waters shall be considered in the
harbor of Ancon.
SEC. 6. This order also shall be inoperative unless the liroper
governmental authorities of the Republic of Panama shall grant
power to .the authorities of the Canal Zone to exercise immediate
and complete jurisdiction in matters of sanitation and quarantine
in the maritime waters of the ports of Panama and Colon.
SEC. 7. The Executive Order of June 24, 1904, concerning the
establishment of post-offices and postal service in the Canal Zone is
modified and supplemented by the following provisions:
All mail matter carried in the territory of the Canal Zone to or
through the Republic of Panama to the United States and to foreign
countries shall bear the stamps of the Republic of Panama properly
crossed by a printed mark of the Canal Zone Government, and at
rates the same as those imposed by the Government of the United
States upon its domestic and foreign mail matter, exactly as if the
United States and the Republic of Panama for this purpose were.
common territory. The authorities of the Canal Zone shall pur-
chase from the Republic of Panama such stamps as the authorities
of the Canal Zone desire to use in the Canal Zone at forty per centum
of their face value; but this order shall be inoperative unless the
proper authorities of the Republic of Panama shall by suitable
arrangement with the postal authorities of the United States provide
for the transportation of mail matter between post-offices on' the
Isthmus.of Panama and post-offices in the United States at the same
rates as are now charged for domestic postage in the United States,
-except all mail matter lawfully franked and inclosed in the so-called
penalty envelopes of the United States Government concerning the
public business of the United States, which shall be carried free,
Both by the governments of Panama and of the Canal Zone: Provided,
However, That the zone authorities may for the purpose of facilitat-
Sing the transportation of through mail between the zone and the
SUnited States in either direction inclose such through mail properly
stamped or lawfully franked in sealed mail pouches, which shall not
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on condition that the cost of transportation of such mail pouches
shall be paid by the Zone Government. *
SEC. 8. This order also shall not be operative unless the currency..
agreement made at Washington June 20, 1904, by the representatives
of the Republic of Panama and the Secretary of War of the United-
States, acting with the approval of the President of the United States .
for the establishment of a gold standard of value in the Republic of
Panama, and proper coinage shall be approved and put into execu-
tion by the President of the Republic of Panama, pursuant to the
authority conferred upon him by law of the Republic of Panama%
No. 84, approved June 20, 1904, and unless the President of the
Republic of Panama, in order that the operation of the said currency
agreement in securing and maintaining a gold standard of value in
the Republic of Panama may not be obstructed thereby, shall by
virtue of his authority conferred by law No. 65, enacted by the
National Assembly of Panama on June 6, 1904, abolish the tax of one
per cent on gold coin exported from the Republic of Panama.
SEC. 9. Citizens of the Republic of Panama at any time residing
in the Canal Zone shall have, so far as concerns the United States,
entire freedom of voting at elections held in the Republic of Panama
and its provinces or municipalities at such places outside of the Canal
Zone as may be fixed by the Republic, and under such conditions as
the Republic may determine; but nothing herein is to be construed
as intending to limit the power of the Republic to exclude or restrict
the right of such citizens to vote as it may be deemed judicious.
SEC. 10. The highway extending from the eastern limits of the city
of Panama, as fixed in the above mentioned provisional delimitation
agreement of June 10, 1904, to the point still further to the eastward
where the road to the "Savannas" crosses the zone line (which is 5
miles to eastward of the center axis of the canal) shall be repaired and
maintained in a serviceable condition at the cost and expense of the
authorities of the Canal Zone, and also in like manner the said road"
from the said eastern limits of the city of Panama to the railroad
bridge in the city of Panama shall be repaired at the cost of the
authorities of the Canal Zone; but this order shall not be operative
unless the Republic of Panama shall waive its claim for compensation
for the use in perpetuity of the municipal buildings located in the
Canal Zone.
SEC. 11. The United States will construct, maintain, and conduct
a hospital or hospitals either in the Canal Zone or in the territory of
the Republic, at its option, for the treatment of persons insane or
afflicted with the disease of leprosy, and indigent sick, and the United
States will accept for treatment therein such persons of said classes
as the Republic may request; but this order shall not be operative,
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Requisite lands for said purposes if the United States shall locate such
I hospital or hospitals in the territory of the Republic; and, second,
i:iunless the Republic shall contribute and pay to the United States a
reasonable daily per capital charge in respect of each patient entering,
p upon the request of the Republic, to be fixed by the Secretary of War
of the United States.
SEi. 12. The operation of this Executive Order and its enforce-
ment by officials of the United States on the one hand, or a compli-
& ance with and performance of the conditions of its operation by the
Republic of Panama and its officials on the other, shall not be taken
as a delimitation, definition, restriction, or restrictive construction of
the rights of either party under the treaty between the United States
and the Republic of Panama.
This order is to take effect on the 12th day of December, 1904.
WM. H. TAFT,
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PANAMA, December 6, 1904.
SECTION 1. Consignments of goods, wares, and merchandise which
by virtue of section 1 of the above mentioned order of December 3,
1904, cannot be entered for importation at the ports of Ancon or
Cristobal may nevertheless, at the option of the consignor, if accom-
panied by the proper consular invoices of the consul of the Republic
of Panama at the port of consignment, be landed at Ancon or Cristo-
bal, respectively, in transit to any part of the Canal Zone or the
republic upon payment of the proper duties to the Republic of
Panama, under suitable arrangements similar to those provided for
by section 2 of said order of December 3, 1904.
But such goods, wares, and merchandise not accompanied by con-
sular invoice of the consul of the republic shall not be permitted to
land at Ancon or Cristobal.
SEC. 2. The order of December 3, 1904, shall be construed to per-
mit free exportation and consignment of goods, wares, and merchan-
dise and free transit of persons and vehicles from the republic through
the Canal Zone and from the terminal ports thereof.
By direction of the President:
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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, December 16, 1904.
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
By direction of the President, the order of June 24, 1904, relating
to the establishment and administration of the customs service in
the Canal Zone of the Isthmus of Panama, is hereby revoked.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
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WAR DEPARTMENT,
December 28, 1904.
Sm: By direction of the President, it is ordered that there shall be
substituted for the order of June 25, 1904, relating to the establish-
ment and administration of the customs service in- the Canal Zone of
the Isthmus of Panama, which was revoked by the order of Decem-
ber 16, 1904, the following:
SECTION 1. For the purpose of customs administration in the
Canal Zone there is hereby established a customs district, which
comprises all the lands and waters within the control and jurisdiction
of the United States on the Isthmus of Panama and the maritime
waters contiguous to the shores of the said Canal Zone extending to
the distance of three marine miles from mean low-water mark, but
not including any maritime waters that pertain to the harbors of the
cities of Panama and Colon in the Republic of Panama, the -harbors
of which are sufficiently defined under the provisional agreement of
delimitation signed by the proper representatives of the governments
of Panama and of the Canal Zone on the 15th day of June, as modi-
fied by the consent of the parties in accordance with the description
contained in section 5 of the Executive Order of December 3, 1904.
"SEC. 2. There shall be two ports of entry in the Canal Zone, to
wit: Ancon, at the Pacific terminus of the canal, and Cristobal, at the
Atlantic terminus, at which goods, wares, and merchandise may be
imported or exported and vessels may be entered or cleared in accord-
ance with the Executive Orders of December 3, 1904, and December
6, 1904:
"SEc. 3. The subdivision of the executive branch of the Govern-
ment of the Canal Zone, known as the Department of Revenues,
shall include the administration of the customs laws and tariff regula-
tions in force in the said zone. The collector of revenues, who by
act of the Isthmian Canal Commission is ex-officio the collector of
customs, shall receive the salary which may be allowed by law, and
shall perform the duties of collector of customs as required by the laws
now in force in the Canal Zone or that may hereafter be enacted.
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| shall receive such compensation as may be allowed by law, and will
Perform their duties at said ports as required by the laws and regula-
I" tions in force in the zone.
"SEc. 5. The order of December 16, 1904, revoking the order of
June 24, 1904, together with this order, shall be proclaimed in the
Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, and shall be in force from the date
of the promulgation."
Very respectfully, WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
SThe CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
Washington, D. C.































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The requirements as to United States citizenship may be waived
for applicants for positions on the Isthmus of Panama under such
regulations as may be provided by the United States Civil Service
Commission.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
WHITE HOUSE, December 8, 1904.






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Section VIII of Schedule A of the Civil Service Rules is hereby
amended by adding the following-named positions:
Chief Justice and Judges of Supreme and Circuit Courts.
Clerks of the Supreme and Circuit Courts.
Marshals of the Supreme and Circuit Courts.
Municipal Judges.
Occasional officers of courts, such as referees, trustees, commis-
sioners, and guardians ad litem.
Notaries Public.
Mayors of Municipalities.
Municipal Secretaries.
Assessors of taxes.
One Private Secretary to Governor of Canal Zone.
Warden and keeper of penitentiary at Gorgona.
One Chief of Police.
Captains of Police.
Detectives.
Corporals and privates of police force.
All employees in mechanical trades or other 'skilled manual occu-
pations who are appointed locally upon the Isthmus of Panama and
whose compensation is four dollars per diem or less or one hundred
dollars per month or less while actually employed.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., January 7, 1905.
By direction of the President, it is hereby ordered that-
1. To entitle goods, wares, and merchandise to entry at Ancon and
Cristobal, the terminal ports of the Isthmian Canal, Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama, it is necessary that it be established by the cer-
tificate of a member of the Isthmian Canal'Commission, or of the
chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, or of the chief of
the Department of Material and Supplies, that said goods, wares, and
merchandise are necessary and convenient f6r the construction of the
Isthmian Canal or for the use and consumption of certain officers and
employees in the service of the United States and of the Government
of the Canal Zone and their families, stationed on the Isthmus of
Panama, and are to be devoted to that purpose exclusively.
2. The certificates above required shall be granted only when the
goods, wares, and merchandise to be certified are (1) the property,
including live stock and forage, of or under contract of purchase by
the United States and intended for use in the work of constructing
the canal or the sanitation of the Isthmus; or for the service of the
Government of the Canal Zone; (2) the property, including live
stock and forage, of or under contract of purchase by a contractor
with the United States or the Government of the Canal Zone for work
on the construction of the Isthmian Canal, the sanitation of the
Isthmus of Panama, provided that any goods, wares, or merchandise
that are to be offered for sale by any contractor to his employees or
otherwise shall not be entitled to such entry; (3) the property of the
Government of the Canal Zone or of any municipality of said zone;
(4) property and provisions intended for sale in commissaries estab-
lished and operated by the Isthmian Canal Commission to officers,
employees, and contractors of the Isthmian Canal Commission, of the
Panama Railroad Company, or of any contractor with the Isthmian
Canal Commission for work on the Isthmus (together with the fam-,
ilies of such persons), who are citizens of the United States or who
received compensation on what is known as the gold pay roll of the
Commission, of the railroad company, or such contractor; (5) house-
hold furniture of such officers and employees of the Isthmian Canal
Commission stationed in the Canal Zone, or Republic of Panama,
including such articles, effects, and furnishings as pictures, books,
musical instruments, chinaware, bed and table linen, and kitchen '
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use; books, portable tools, and instruments; jewelry and table
services, in quantities and of the class suitable to the rank and posi-
tion of such officers and employees and intended for their own use
and benefit and not for barter or sale, imported from the United
States.
3. This order contemplates the exclusion from benefits of the
commissaries established and maintained by the Commission of all
employees and workmen who are natives of tropical countries wherein
prevail climatic conditions similar to those prevailing on the Isthmus
of Panama, and who therefore may be presumed to be able to secure
the articles of food, clothing, household goods and furnishings, of the
kind and character to which they are accustomed, from the merchants
of Panama, Colon, and the towns of the Canal Zone, and' whose ordi-
nary needs may be supplied without recourse to the Government
commissaries. Should it develop hereafter that said merchants
charge prices in excess of legitimate profit, or practice other extor-
tion, the United States, for the protection and assistance of all its
employees, whether from the tropical or temperate zone, will supply
its commissaries with such staple articles as are required and desired
by the inhabitants of tropical countries, and permit all its employees
and workmen and those of its contractors to avail themselves of the
benefits and privileges afforded by said Government commissaries.
This order is to take effect on the 7th day of January, 1905.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
The CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTIHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
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It is ordered that Joseph L. Bristow, of Kansas, be- appointed a
Special Commissioner for the purpose of visiting the ports of the
Pacific Coast, the Isthmus of Panama, New York, and such other ports
as may be necessary, to make an investigation into the present trade
conditions and freight rates between the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts,
across the Isthmus of Panama, and between the west coast of South
America and the east coast of the United States, and Europe, for the
purpose of determining the best policy to be pursued in the manage.-
ment of the Panama Railroad Company.
He is authorized to employ for this purpose a stenographer at not4 ':
exceeding $5 a day and his actual and necessary expenses, and to
take evidence of all persons whose knowledge of trade conditions or'
rates will assist in reaching the necessary conclusion.
The Secretary of War will furnish to the Special Commissioner
a letter of instructions, in detail, as to the course and extent of hiis:h
investigations, and as to the time when he shall report his conclusions.' '
Until his report is forthcoming, the Commissioner will be allowed
his actual expenses, and $15 a day. The President will finally
fix his entire compensation. As Mr. Bristow will need until January
20, 1905, to close up matters awaiting his disposition as Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General, this order will take effect on that date.
The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed to provide the funds
needed in the execution of this order.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
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By order of the President, Thomas T. Gaff, of Washington, D. C.,
and Dr. C. A. L. Reed, of Cincinnati, Ohio, are hereby appointed
as members of the joint commission provided for by Articles VI
and XV of the Canal Convention of February 26, 1904.
They will visit Ancon in the Panama Canal Zone and make
their presence known to the Governor of the Zone on or before the
seventh of February.
* They will receive the actual expenses of travelling and subsis-
tence from the time of leaving their places of residence until their
return, and also an allowance of ten dollars a day for their services.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
SWAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C. January 17, 1905.





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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, January 19, 190.
By order of the President, the Executive Order of January 17this,
hereby amended by substituting for H. C. Warmouth, named theari
Dr. C. A. L. Reed.
WM. H. TATr,
Secretary of War.


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WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, D. C., April 1, 1905.
The practical result of the operations of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission appointed and acting under previous executive orders has not
been satisfactory, and requires a change in the personnel of the Com-
mission and in the instructions for its guidance.
The Commission will hold quarterly sessions the first of January,
April, July, and October of each year, at the office of the Governor on
the Isthmus of Panama, and will continue each session as long as
public business may require. Further notice of such meetings shall
not be necessary to. their regularity. The Commission may hold
special sessions at the call of the Chairman. Four members shall
constitute a quorum, and the action qf such majority shall be the
action of the Commission.
The Commission, under the supervision and direction of the Secre-
tary of War and subject to the approval of the President, is charged
with the general duty of the adoption of plans for the construction
and maintenance of the canal and with the execution of the work of
the same; with the purchase and delivery of supplies, machinery and
necessary plant; the employment of the necessary officers, employes
and laborers, and with the fixing of their salaries and wages; with
the commercial operation of the Panama Railroad Company and its
steamship lines as common carriers; with the utilization of the rail-
road as a means of constructing the canal; with the making of con-
tracts for construction and excavation, and with all other matters
incident and necessary to the building of a waterway across the
Isthmus of Panama, as provided by the Act of Congress of June 28,
1902.
For convenience and to secure the uninterrupted course of the
work, an Executive Committee of not less than three members of the
Commission shall be appointed by the Commission to act in place of
the Commission during the intervals between the meetings of the
Commission, and to report its doings in full to the Commission at the
next regular meeting. A minute of every transaction of the Execu-
tive Committee shall be made, and one copy of the minutes shall be
.. forwarded to the Secretary of War and another copy transmitted for
the consideration of the Commission at its next meeting. Regular
Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held at the office of the
Governor on the Isthmus of Panama at 10 o'clock in the forenoon on
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such meetings shall not be necessary to their legality. A majority
of their number'shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of busi- .
ness at such meetings. The action of such majority shall be the
action of the Executive Committee. '
For convenience of executing the work to be done, there shall b R
constituted three executive departments:
(a) The head of the first department shall be the Chairman of the
Commission, who shall have direct and immediate charge of:
1. The fiscal affairs of the Commission;
2. The purchase and delivery of all materials and supplies; :
3. The accounts, bookkeeping and audits;
4. The commercial operations in the United States of the Panama
Railroad and steamship lines.
5. He shall have charge of the general concerns of the Commission,
subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War, and
shall perform such other duties as may be placed upon him from
time to time by the Secretary of War.
(b) The head of the second department shall be the Governor of
the Zone, with the duties and powers indicated in the Executive
Order of May 9, 1904, which includes, in general:
1. The administration and enforcement of law in the Zone;
2. All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the
cities of Panama and Colon and the harbors, etc., so far as authorized
by the treaty, the Executive Orders and Decrees of December 3,
1904, between the United States and the Republic of Panama relating:
thereto.
3. The custody of all supplies needed for sanitary purposes, and
such construction necessary for sanitary purposes, as may be assigned
to this Department by the Commission.
4. Such other duties as he may be charged with from time to time
by the Secretary of War.
5. He shall reside on the Isthmus and devote his entire time to
the service, except when granted leave of absence by the Secretary
of War.
(c) The head of the third department shall be the Chief Engineer.
He shall have full charge on the Isthmus:
1. Of all the actual work of construction carried on by the Corn-
mission on the Isthmus;
2. The custody of all supplies and plant of the Commission upon
the Isthmus;
3. The practical operation of the railroad on the Isthmus, wit
the special view to its utilization in canal construction work.
4. He shall reside on the Isthmus and devote his entire time tb 0
the service, except when granted leave of absence by the Secretary
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APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS.
All officers and employes shall be appointed and their salaries shall
be fixed by the head of the department in which they are engaged.
Their appointment and salary shall be subject to the approval either
df the Commission or, if the Commission is not. in session, of the
Executive Committee. The employment of laborers, where the con-
tract of employment is made in the United States or outside of the
Isthmus, shall be negotiated and concluded by the Chairman of the
Commission, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.
Where the employment of laborers is effected upon the Isthmus, it
shall be conducted under the supervision of the Chief Engineer,; sub-
ject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

CONTRACTS.
Contracts for the purchase of supplies or for construction involving
an estimated expenditure exceeding $10,000 shall only be made after
due public advertisement in newspapers of general circulation, and
shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, except in case of
emergency, when, with the approval of the Secretary of War, adver-
tising may be dispensed with. In the making of contracts for supplies
or construction involving an estimated expenditure of more than
$1,000 or less than $10,000, competitive bids should be secured by
invitation or advertisement whenever practicable.
As soon as practicable after the date of this order, the Isthmian
Canal Commission, as hereafter constituted, shall hold a session in the
city of Washington for the general purpose of reorganization under
this order, and for the special purpose of fixing the number and char-
*acter of officers and employes to serve in the city of Washington in
the work of the Commission. The Commission is especially charged
with the duty of maintaining a complete system of accounts on the
Isthlmus, which shall be duplicated in Washington, so that there may
always be in Washington the proper means of informing the President,
the Secretary of War and the Congress of the amount of work done,.
the cost of the same, the amount of money available, the amount of
money expended, and the general financial condition of the enterprise.

BOARD OF CONSULTING ENGINEERS.
.: There will hereafter be appointed by the President, nine civil engi-
neers of the highest standing, having experience in works of canal
construction and hydraulics, to constitute a Board of Consulting
::gineers, to which will be submitted by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mjisasidn, for its consideration and advice, the important engineering
questions arising in the selection of the best plan for the construction
i bfhte canal. The recommendation of the Board of Consulting Engi-


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neers shall be considered by the Isthmian Canal Commission,-and,
with the recommendations of the Commission, shall finally be ..Isa
mitted, through the Secretary of War, to the President for his decisik,.
REPORTS. .
The executive officers of the Commission shall make duplicatb
reports upon the work and operation of their respective departments
to the Secretary of War and the Isthmian Canal Commission from
time to time, and as often as may be required by the Secretary of War
or the Chairman of the Commission.
The Secretary of War will make to the President a report at leait
annually, and as often as he may deem advisable or the President may
require.
All executive orders relating to the subject of the Panama Canal,
except so far as they may be inconsistent with the present order,
remain in force.
Theodore P. Shonts is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, and its Chairman; Charles E. Magoon is hereby
appointed a member of the Commission and Governor of the Canal
Zone; the appointment as Governor shall take effect upon the date
of his arrival on the Isthmus, and the resignation of the present
incumbent of said office shall thereupon take effect; John F. Wallace
is hereby appointed member of the Commission and Chief Engineer;
Rear-Admiral Mordecai T. Endicott, U. S. N.; Brigadier-General Peter
C. Hains, U. S. A. (retired); Colonel Oswald H. Ernst, Corps of
Engineers, U. S. A., and Benjamin M. Harrod are hereby appointed
members of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., March 30, 1905.
Mr. PRESIDENT: In the matter of the reorganization of the mach ne
by which the Panama Canal is to be built, I beg first to call your
attention to the extreme importance of fixing a definite plan wih
respect to which you may feel reasonable certainty, first, that it can
be practically executed and will result in a navigable canal, anl,
second, that the navigable canal will be the one best adapted to the
demands which may be made upon it by the commerce of the worla.
The Act of Congress evidently contemplates a canal with locks, the
cost of which shall be in the neighborhood of $200,000,000, inol4l-
ing the money already expended. It is quite within the bounds rf
possibility that the best form of canal will be a sea-level canal, wit;'
a tidal lock only, at one end, and that the cost of it may exceed Ite
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T: 'he work of the engineering department of the present Commis-
n has been largely devotedto obtaining the data upon which the
..dan of the canal must be determined. These data include topo-
tv graphical measurements, borings, the character of the soil, the flow
p ,of water in the rivers-all stated with sufficient exactness to secure
te closest calculations by experienced engineers, though not on the
orund. It is probable that within the next few months these data
*lJhave been so fully ascertained by the Chief Engineer, Mr. Wallace,
a ,snd his assistants that they may be submitted to a board of engineers
of the highest standing for recommendation as to the best plan upon
ibjch.to proceed with the work.
Jt also has been made apparent, by the reports of Mr. Wallace and
the Commission, that whatever plan is. likely to be adopted, work of
excavation and construction which would have to be done under any
plan may proceed without waste of energy for a period quite long
enough to enable you to decide which is the best plan.
I suggest, therefore, that the first work to be done is the appoint-
ment of an advisory board of engineers, say seven or nine in number,
to be selected from the engineers having especial knowledge of
Sbydraulic engineering and canal construction, to whom shall be sub-
.mitted all possible information with respect to the projected Panama
Canal, both that obtained by the French engineers before our pur-
chase of the plant, and the data obtained by the Chief Engineer of
the present Canal Commission, together with all projects suggested
for the solution of the problem which the Canal Commission deem
reasonably possible or. practicable; that this advisory board be
invited to Washington for the purpose of agreeing upon its recommen-
dations in the premises, and that, if possible, such recommendations
be made before the regular meeting of Congress in December; that
the recommendations be submitted to the Canal Commission as
then constituted for its approval or modification, and, with the
recommendations of the Canal Commission, be submitted to the Presi-
dent for his action and transmission to Congress. As already sug-
gested, this work of securing the best plan and its approval by Con-
gress need not delay in any way the preliminary work adapted to any
possible plan, or the highly critical work of sanitation, the extreme
Importance of which you have already emphasized in your previous
1structions to the Canal Commission.
It is conceded, even by its own members, that the present commis-
~ion has.not so developed itself into an executive body as to give hope
thzat.it may be used successfully as an instrumentality for carrying on
U e immense executive burden involved in the construction of the
.iSPal, and it remains for the President, in the failure of Congress to
'it, .to reorganize the Commission, both by change in personnel and
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of powers and authority, to secure greater rapidity and efficiendy iMA
the doing of the work. '*
It is not to be supposed that Congress intended that the Con :
sion was personally to do the work, or to come nearer to the diri,
agencies in doing the work than the directory of a railroad comes e i-S
the construction of railroad work, and we may assume, therefore
that it was quite within the Congressional intention that the Comm0 ii;.i:
sion might, for convenience and rapidity of action, after formulating '
the general plan of work, delegate to a committee or committees thb -
doing of the work in detail, the result to be reported subsequently, lof
course, to the full Commission. The Commission should, therefore'
appoint an Executive Committee, to be constituted and empowered
as hereafter stated. .
The actual executive work must be divided by the Commission"'
into departments. One department would naturally be the Political ::
Department; that is, the control of the Zone, over which there should' :
be an administrator or.governor, and to secure harmony of actioaj4'. 4
the wise policy is that already followed of appointing a member dr' :
the Commission to be Governor. This department should include,-
as it. does now, the Bureau of Sanitation, because the latter involves .
policing the Zone and the two cities of Colon and Panama. Anotheie
department should be the Engineering Department, or department o'"
construction, under which the work is to be organized and actually
done. It should include the custody of supplies and the care orf.
plant, and the practical operation of the railroad on the Isthmusi".
with the special view to its utilization in canal construction. Th"1'
Chief Engineer must be the head of this, and is so important a faeto '.
in the whole enterprise that he should be given the powers a ; :::
dignity of a member of the Commission also. Another, and in ma~ .,.;
respects the most important department, is that which embraces ::
the functions of financing the operations of the Commission, of:"
purchasing the supplies, of the accounts and audits, the commercial".
operations of the Panama Railroad Company and the steamship :
lines, the general oversight of the work and the duty of reporting"
the progress of the same through the Secretary of War to the Presi-.
dent. The head of this department should be the Chairman of the" ;
Commission. All subordinates in departments should be appointed, 4
by the heads thereof under those provisions of the civil service law* ,
which may have been made applicable, and their salaries fixed b
same authority, subject to the approval of the Commission, or; fi'
the intervals between the meetings of the Commission, by the Exeet.L
tive Committee.
An important change from the present condition of affairs should .
be the transfer of the headquarters of the Commission from Wash- 1
ington to the Isthmus of Panama, where the work is to be done. N .,
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it of the Isthmus except by express authority of the Secretary of
Bar. The attention of all engaged in the enterprise will thus be fixed
Sthe work. With the general authority of the Executive Com-
nttee, it will be entirely possible for the work to proceed unhindered
ittiout more frequent meetings of the Commission than once a quar-
,. W, The Executive Committee should have power to act while the
1ownimission is not in session in the purchase of all supplies, to confirm
A officers and employes except heads of departments, and to fix their
I aes, and to make contracts for construction. The Executive
q:iw. xniuttee thus appointed should keep accurate minutes of its transac-
tio ls .d submit them to the Secretary of War and the Commission,
.. which, having found the same to be within the authority of the com-
n uittee and executed, shall ratify and confirm them, or, if unexecuted,
Smay.revise them.. Contracts for the purchase of supplies or of con-
Sstruction, the estimated cost of which may exceed $10,000 should be
i lt: after due public advertisement, upon plans and specifications
approved by the Executive Committee or by the Commission, unless
Il:, th.the approval of the Secretary of War, on grounds of an emer-
:'gency in a special case, such advertisement be dispensed with. In
Small other purchases or contract involving the expenditure of more than
1,000, real competition should be invited when practicable. By
i means of an executive committee constantly in session the delays
incident to awaiting the decision of a large body like the Commission
m ay be avoided, while its examination of the doings of the Executive
i Committee every three months, and its power to reverse unauthorized
,.:acts and to revise everything not completely executed, will insure the
conservation sought by the establishment of the larger board.
';The change of headquarters and power from Washington to the
':Ithmus will doubtless require a radical change in the office of the Com-
Imission in Washington. I am quite sure that greater economy and
'more satisfactory methods of accounting can be secured than now
: exist. Machinery for purchase of supplies and a force sufficient to
Smintain a duplicate set of accounts and the necessary correspondence
must, of course, be maintained in Washington, but very little else is
needed. But these changes may be safely left to the Commission and
the Executive Committee as newly constituted.
S[i eg to submit herewith the resignations of all the present. Canal
l:C Qmmission, to take effect at your pleasure.
:" respectfully recommend the appointment of a new Commission
d a designation of the Chairman of the Commission, the Governor
jt;e Zone, and the Chief Engineer, and the issuing of an executive
er embodying the recommendations herein.
Respectfully yours,.
I WM. H. TAFT,
SSecretary of War.
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By direction of the President, and in accordance with his order ~f
April 1, 1905, each of the seven members of the Isthmian Oaran
Commission shall be allowed and paid a salary of $7,500 per annum
as such member. In addition to their several salaries as member
of the Commission, the Chairman of the Commission shall be allowed
and paid a salary of $22,500 per annum; the Chief Engineer shall be
allowed and paid a salary of $17,500 per annum, and the Governot
of the Zone shall be allowed and paid a salary of $10,000, and each of
said officers shall be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house oni
the Isthmus; the members of the Commission other than the head
of the above-named departments will be allowed and paid their actual
and necessary expenses while in attendance at the regular or speciall"Y
called meetings of the Commission held on the Isthmus, and also thefr
actual traveling expenses to and from the meetings of the Commissiotr
on the Isthmus or at Washington, as the case may be; and the three"
heads of the departments above mentioned shall be allowed and paid
their expenses of travel while on the business of the Commission.
The present Governor of the Zone, Major-General George W. Davisi
will be allowed and paid up to the date when his resignation as
Governor becomes effective, and notwithstanding his resignation as
a member of the Commission, compensation at the same rate as he is
now receiving as a member of the Commission and as Governor of
the Zone, together with his actual and necessary traveling expenses
to his home in the United States.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
APRIL 3, 1905.


At a meeting of the Commission, as reorganized, held April 3, 1905
at its office in Washington, consideration was given as to the best
method of securing results in construction and of making more effect-:
ive the administration of the work of the Commission; and after
consideration, the Commission, upon its own judgment and by itg
own conclusions, duly and unanimously adopted the following
resolutions: b
Resolved:
1. The Commission shall hold quarterly sessions the first day of
January, April, July and October of each year, at the office of the
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iias long as public business may require. Further notice of such
Meetings shall not be necessary to their regularity. The Commission
may hold special sessions at the call of the Chairman. Four members
shall constitute a quorum, and the action of such majority shall be
the action of the Commission. A copy of the minutes of each meeting
Sof the Commission shall be immediately forwarded to the Secretary
SOf1War.
S:. 2. For convenience,.and to secure the uninterrupted course of the
work, an Executive Committee of three members of the Commission
is.hereby appointed by the Commission to act in place of the Com-
mission during the intervals between the meetings of the Commission,
and to report its doings in full to the Commission at the next regular
meeting. A minute of every transaction of the Executive Committee
shall be made, and one copy of the minutes shall be immediately for-
warded to the Secretary of War and another transmitted for the
consideration of the Commission at its next meeting. Regular meet-
ings of the Executive Committee shall be held at the office of the
SGovernor on the Isthmus of Panama at 10 o'clock in the forenoon on
each Monday and Wednesday of every week, and further notice of
such meetings shall not be necessary to their legality. A majority
of their number shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of
business at such meetings. The action of such majority shall be the
action of the Executive Committee.
:On motion, the following Commissioners were appointed members
Sof the Executive Committee-i. e., Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E.
Magoon, and John F. Wallace.
3. For convenience of executing the work to be clone, there shall
be constituted three executive departments:
(a) The head of the first department shall be the Chairman of the
Commission, who shall have direct and immediate charge of:
1. The fiscal affairs of the Commission.
2. The purchase and delivery of all materials and supplies.
3. The accounts, bookkeeping and audits.
4. The commercial operations in the United States of the Panama
Railroad and steamship lines.
-5. He shall have charge of the general concerns of the Commission,
subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War, and
shall'perform such other duties as may be placed upon him from time
Sta.time by the Secretary of War.
(b) The head of the second department shall be the Governor of
the Zone, with the duties and powers indicated in the Executive
Order of May 9, 1904, which includes, in general:
ip 1. The administration and enforcement of law in the Zone.
.I:.S. All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the
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ized by the treaty and the Executive Orders and Decree of DecBoeibi:p
3, 1904, between the United States and the Republic of PaFsn
relating thereto.
3. The custody of all supplies needed for sanitary purposes, aajli4!
such construction necessary for sanitary purposes as may be assigned 'i
to this department by the Commission.,
4. Such other duties as he may be charged with from time to time :|
by the Secretary of War. I
5. He shall reside on the Isthmus, and devote his entire time t..r
the service, except when granted leave of absence by the Secretary .
of War.
(c) The head of the third department shall be the Chief Engineer,
He shall have full charge on the Isthmus: ;:
1. Of all the actual work of construction carried on by the Corn-
mission on the Isthmus.
2. The custody of all the supplies and plant of the Commission. ;:
upon the Isthmus other than all supplies needed for sanitary purpo :i:
3. 'The practical operation of the railroad on the Isthmus with the;. i
special view to its utilization in canal construction work.
4. He shall reside on' the Isthmus, and devote his entire time .to
the service, except when granted leave of absence by the Secretxar
of War.
4. All officers and employes shall be appointed and their sali,
aries shall be fixed by the head of the department in which th4
are engaged. Their appointment and salary shall be subject tP
the approval either of the Commission or, if the Commission *::
not in session, of the Executive Committee. The employment:qf q.
laborers, where the contract of employment is made in the United
States or outside of the Isthmus, shall be negotiated and cqnp
cluded by the Chairman of the Commission, subject to the ap-'
proval of the Executive Committee. Where the employment .t
laborers is effected upon the Isthmus, it shall be conducted undp~y.
the supervision of the Chief Engineer, subject to the approval of
the Executive Committee. The Commission shall maintain a cornz |
plete system of accounts on the Isthmus, which shall be dupi-j:'
cated in Washington, so that there may always be in Washingt
the proper means of informing the President, the Secretary .9
War, and the Congress of the amount of work done, the cost ,
the same, the ap~ount of money available, the amount of money.
expended, and the general financial condition of the enterprise.
5. Contracts for the purchase of supplies or for construct
involving an estimated expenditure exceeding $10,000 shall o;.i:::
be made after due public advertisement in newspapers of genea
circulation, and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible hiddsler
except in case of emergency, when, with the approval of i
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"iliakingg' of contracts for supplies or construction involving an
'^>timated expenditure of more than $1,000 and less than o10,000,
competitive bids should be secured by invitation or advertisement
W whenever practicable.
> :-6. The executive officers of the Commission shall make dupli-
Scate reports upon the work and operation of their respective de-
|' /utartments to the Secretary of War and the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission from time to.time and as often as may be required by the
SSecretary of War or the Chairman of the Commission.
'Upon further motion it was duly and unanimously
Resolved, That the accounts and financial records and affairs of
Stis Commission as recently constituted be examined, audited and
reported upon by auditors engaged independently of the existing
Office force, and that for this purpose the Public Accountants' Cor-
Sporation, now in the service of the Commission, be employed to
in ke such examination, audit and report. at the earliest practicable
Sedate.
9'. Resolved, further, That the books of account of the Commis-
sion at the Panama and Washington offices be promptly balanced
as of this date, and that the books, vouchers, and records of the
Commission up to this date be carefully identified and preserved
Sfor reference in the future, but that the transactions of the Com-
mission as newly constituted be not entered therein, but be en-
tered in an entirely new set of books of account, and that the records
thereof be separately kept and preserved, so that the proceedings
f the Commission as constituted can be readily and conveniently
distinguished and accounted for independently of each adnministra-
tion; and the Secretary is directed to transmit copies of this reso-
lution to the heads of departments for their information and guidance.
Resolved, further, That the Chairman be and he is hereby author-
ized and directed to cause to be inaugurated a system of book-
keeping, accounting and reports by which most conveniently, accu-
rately and intelligibly the operations of the Commission can'be noted
:and considered, both as respects this Commission itself and the'
authorities to which it is directly accountable-the President, the
SCongress, and the Secretary of War; and for this purpose he is author-
ized to employ such person or persons and incur such expenses as
he may deem advisable to accomplish the purpose.
S- 'The Commission considered the subject of Office Organization
i in Washington, in view of the resolutions adopted at this meeting,
n jd the concentration of practical work more largely upon the
| thmus.
*i: Thereupon it was duly and unanimously
Ai Resolved, (1) That, so far as practicable, the work of the Com-
,bission be concentrated on the Isthmus of Panama, and that the
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Commission promptly proceed in the examination and consider
tion of'the present organization and personnel thereof in the Wash-
ington office for action of the Commission in due course.
Resolved, (2) That, for greater effectiveness in the administra-
tive work of the Commission, there is hereby established at Wash-
ington an "Office of Administration" for the conduct of such opera-
tions as the Commission may, from time to time, determine to
there conduct, and which shall include:
Records concerning all purchases and delivery of material and
supplies (including commissary stores).
Fiscal affairs.
General books of account, containing details of all transactions
of the Commission in the United States and adequate summary of
all other accounts on the Isthmus. Duplicate accounts in sum-
mary being regularly transmitted from the Isthmus to the Wash-
ington office; vouchers and contracts to be taken in sufficient number
in original to at all times furnish to the office at Washington a complete
and original set thereof.
General auditing and accounting.
Correspondence of the Commission in the United States.
Orders and directions from the President and the Secretary of War.
Engineering reports and-plans.
Reports from officials and committees of the Commission.
Reports of the Commission and its officers and committees to
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Washington, April 18, 1905.
By order of the President, Dr. H. R. Carter, Assistant Chief
Sanitary Officer, and Mr. Eugene C. Tobey, Chief of the Accounts
and Material Departfients, are hereby appointed as members of the
joint commission provided for by Articles VI and XV of the Canal
Convention of February 26, 1904, vice Mr. Thomas W. Gaff and
Dr. C. A. L. Reed resigned.
WM. H. TAFT,
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS.


WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, April 4, 1906.-
There is hereby appropriated from the funds of the Government *
of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, deposited in the Treasury 7
of said Government, the sum of Five Hundred dollars ($500), gold,
to be expended upon the order of the Governor of the Canal Zone,
in payment of contingent expenses of said Government. The Gov-
ment shall report the disbursements made from this fund to the
Secretary of War.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.


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Wrashington, May 31, 1905.
By direction of the President, and amendatory to t.he order of the
Secretary of War of April 3, 1905, fixing the salaries and compensa-
tion of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the Gov-
% emnor of the Zone and the Chief Engineer, members of the Executive
SCommittee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, will be allowed and
i paid gheir actual and necessary expenses while away from the Isth-
mus of Panama on the official business of the Commission.
; The Chairman until further orders will be allowed and paid his
Actual and necessary expenses while away from Washington on
official business.
..This ruling shall be effective as of the date of the original order,
April 3, 1905, so amended.
SWm. H. TAFT,
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The Provisions of the Civil Service rules are waived to permit the
following appointments in the Isthmian Canal Service:
Silas W. Lupton as assistant purchasing and shipping agent at
New Orleans, Louisiana, from March 1, 1905; Fred R. Parke as
assistant shipping agent at Washington, D. C., from March 27, 1906;
E. S. Rockwell as auditing clerk in the General Auditor's Office at
Washington, D. C.; William K. West as accountant in the General
Auditor's Office at Washington, D. C., by transfer from the Auditor'a
Office on the Isthmus of Panama; Paul C. Norris as clerk, Office of
Administration at Washington, D. C., by transfer from the Engi-
neering Department on the Isthmus of Panama.
T. ROOSEVELT.
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'It is hereby ordered that a Board of Consulting Engineers con-
Ssisting of:
General George W. Davis,
Mr. Alfred Noble,
. .Mr. William Barclay Parsons,
Mr. William H. Burr,
General Henry L. Abbot,
Mr. Frederick P. Stearns,
Mr. Joseph Ripley,
Mr. Herman Schussler,
Mr. Isham Randolph,
Mr. Henry Hunter, nominated by the British Government,
Herr Eugen Tincauzer, nominated by the German Government,
M. -- Guerard, nominated by the French Government,
M. -- Quellennec, Consulting Engineer, Suez Canal,
and one engineer to be designated by the Government of The
Netherlands,
shall convene in the City of Washington, at the rooms of tht Isthmian
Canal Commision, on the first day of September, nineteen hundred
and five, for the purpose of considering the various plans proposed
to and by the Isthmian Canal Commission for the construction of a
Canalb.across the Isthmus of Panama between Cristobal and La Boca;
and that the deliberations of the Board of Consulting Engineers shall
continue as long as they may deem it necessary and wise before they
make their report to the Commission.
The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed to have all the pro-
posed plans in such detailed form, with maps, surveys, and other
documents sufficient to enable the Consulting Engineers to consider
and decide the questions presented to them. Should it be deemed
necessary by the members of the Consulting Board, they may visit the
Isthmus before making their final report. If there is a difference of
opinion between the members of the Consulting Board, minority
reports are requested.
General George W. Davis is hereby designated as Chairman of the
Board of Consulting Engineers. Instructions more detailed will be
given in time to be presented to the Board when it first convenes on
the first of September.
The Chairman is charged with the duty of communicating to the
other members of the board this order and the other details that may
be necessary.
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It is ordered that Mr. Joseph L. Bristow, appointed Special Pana-ma a:
Railroad Commissioner by Executive Order dated January 13, 1905 j
be allowed until August 15, 1905, to complete the details in conneow ;:.
tion with his report, and will be paid his actual expenses and S15 p:I
day up to that time. In addition he will be allowed an extra cowPfj
pensation of $2,500. The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed tG
provide the funds needed in the execution of this order. I [
THEODORE ROOSETVEiTu:. .:'
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It is ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers
upon plans of the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000 payable
upon the completion of the report of the Board. In addition thereto
he shall when on duty with the Board be allowed $15 per day for
personal expenses from the date of leaving his home until his return
thereto including Sundays and holidays. He shall also be allowed
l thef actual cost of transportion incurred by him in travel on duty in
connection with the Board to include cost of ticket by railway or
a. steamer, sleeping or parlor car accommodations, baggage transfer,
j cabs and porterage.
It is further ordered that the allowances of $5,000 to General
Davis and General Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their
retired pay for the time during which they are employed upon the
work of the Board, it being my intention that those members of the
Board shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other
members and this increase being made to provide for the usual deduc-
tion of retired officers' pay.
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The Procedure required by Civil-Service Rule XII, clause 2, neeg
not be observed in removals of officers or employees serving on t le -
Isthmus of Panama. In such removals, however, the reasons there
for shall be made a part of the records of the Office of Administrat'oiT ,
Isthmian Canal Affairs, and the Civil Service Commission shall updi
request be furnished with copies or the originals thereof.
T. ROOSEVELT.
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AN ORDER RECITING EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF
THE IJNrTED STATES, REQUIRING AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM FOR
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE, ISTHMUS OF PANAMA,
PRESCRIBED WITH THE CONCURRENCE AND APPROVAL OF THE
SECRETARY OF WAR FIRST HAD, RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS RELA-
TIVE TO THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
CANAL ZONE, ISTHMUS OF PANAMA.
Whereas, The President of the United States upon April 1, 1905,
signed the following Executive Order:
"THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, D. C., April 1, 1905.
"The Commission is especially charged with the duty of main-
taining a complete system of accounts on the Isthmus, which shall
be duplicated in Washington, so that there may always be in Wash-
ington the proper means of informing the President, the Secretary
of War, and the Congress, of the amount of work done, the cost of
same, the amount of money available, the amount of money expended,
and the general financial condition of the enterprise."
Now, therefore, by the authority of the President of the United
States; and with the concurrence and approval of the Secretary
of War first had, be it ordered by the Isthmian Canal Commission
that:
SECTION 1. The following rules and regulations shall apply to the
accounting system of the Government of the Canal Zone, and shall
take effect and be in force July 1, 1905.
RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS RELATIVE TO THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE, ISTHMUS OF
PANAMA.
THE GENERAL AUDITOR.
RULE 1. Pursuant to the provisions of section 10, Act No. 8, Laws
of the Canal Zone, the General Auditor for the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission and his duly authorized deputies shall receive, examine and
settle all accounts pertaining to the revenues and receipts derived
from the Canal Zone and expenditures paid therefrom, and certify
the balances thereon to the Governor of the Canal Zone, and shall
preserve the accounts and vouchers after settlement.
THE LOCAL AUDITOR.
RULE 2. In accordance with the Circular No. 15 of the Executive
Committee of this Commission, and in further pursuance of section
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of the accounts of the Isthmian Canal Commission, located-on: tj.i":"
Isthmus of Panama, shall discharge the duties and perfarm- t.i'
services of the Auditor for the Government of the Canal Zone, fmapa .
the acts of the Local Auditor, consistent with the prescribed regular:
tions of the General Auditor, shall be binding upon the GenellJ.1;:
Auditor until revoked or disapproved by overt act of the GeneraloW
Auditor. '
THE CHIEF CLERK.
RULE 3. There shall be appointed by the Auditor, with theapprovai. :
of the Isthlmian Canal Commission, a Chief Clerk, who shall sign in' ;
the name of the Auditor such official papers as the Auditor may design"
nate, and perform such other duties as the Auditor may prescribe."
He shall have charge of the Bureau as Acting Auditor in case of
death, resignation, sickness or other absence of the Auditor until lii :


successor is appointed.


ACCOUNTS OF TREASURY DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS.


RULE 4. The expenditure of moneys received through Canal Zonf :.:
revenue shall be made on properly prepared and approved vouchers,.
approved for payment to be made by the Governor.
RULE 5. All receipts issued by the Treasurer for deposits with th"
Treasurer shall be in duplicate and shall be countersigned by thb::
Auditor. When so countersigned, one receipt in every case shall be'
retained in the office of the Auditor and the other shall be delivered
or transmitted by the Auditor to the person by whom the payment.
was made, after the same has been duly registered in all its particulars
under proper headings. J
RULE 6. The receipts retained by the Auditor will constitute"
the necessary check in his examination and-settlement of the account&'
of the Treasurer as the authority for charging the Treasurer with: ,
moneys received, and such receipts will be filed in the office of the&
Auditor with the accounts in which the credit is taken.
RULE 7. Vouchers paid by the Treasurer with the proper evidence
of payment-which shall be the proper receipt of the payee thereon-'
shall constitute the vouchers upon which the Treasurer shall receive
credit for payments made, and after the settlement of the accounts
of the Treasurer by the Auditor, the vouchers shall be filed therewith.
RULE 8. The Auditor shall prescribe the forms for keeping and'
rendering all accounts subject to his examination and settlement, and'.'
issue all necessary instructions to the officers and agents rendering1 J
such accounts. "*
RULE 9. And in case any officer or agent whose duty it is to collect 4
and receive moneys arising from the revenues of the Canal Zone, of ,
whatever kind, and to make disbursements of such moneys for any.
purpose, shall fail to render complete accounts of such receipts and
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4 disbursements to the Auditor, or to transmit the same within five
i days after the expiration of the month to which they pertain, or shall
Sneglect to render the same when requested so to do, it shall be the
: duty of the Auditor forthwith to report such case to the Governor
Sfor proper action.
S. RULE 10. There shall be in the office of the Auditor a Division of
.:Bookkeeping in which shall be kept proper books of entry and ledgers
for recording the general accounts of the receipts and expenditures
pertaining to the revenues of the Zone, and the personal accounts of
agents and officers authorized to collect the same and the disburse-
ment of moneys by the Treasurer upon vouchers as herein provided,
and of all other accounts or claims allowed and certified by the Audi-
tor, including accounts of appropriation. The system of bookkeeping
adopted by the Auditor shall be a double-entry system.
RULE 11. The receipts issued by the Treasurer for moneys received
on deposit, before being countersigned by the Auditor, shall be entered
in a Ledger of Treasury Receipts as funds deposited, as Postal Re-
ceipts, Internal Revenue Receipts, Miscellaneous Receipts, or as
Payments or Repayments to appropriations, or any subheading of
these classes of deposits as may seem proper, respectively, and in
making such entries from the Treasury receipts, the number and date
of the receipt and the name and official designation; if any, of the
person by whom the deposit was made, shall be noted. These funds
shall thereupon be treated as one fund, known as the general fund
from which all appropriations from "moneys in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated" shall be made.
RULE 12. All vouchers shall be charged against the available fund
and against the account of the services and appropriation for which
such voucher is drawn, and in making such debit entries the number
and date of the voucher and the name of the person, with official
designation, if any, to whom paid, shall be noted. The Auditor
shall so keep his record as to be able to show at any time the amount
of money disbursed on account of any appropriation, as shown by
the voucher issued and by the accounts as audited.
REVENUE ACCOUNTS.

S RULE 13. All officers or agents authorized to receive and collect
L moneys arising from the revenues of the Canal Zone, of whatsoever
akind, shall be required to pay the full amounts received and col-
lected by them respectively, to the Treasurer, and to render to the
Auditor monthly accounts therefore within five days after the expira-
tion of the month to which they pertain, accompanied by proper
itemized and certified statements and returns of the revenues col-
lected, showing when, by whom and on what account collected.
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SRULE 14. In the rendition of such revenue accounts the. offceaers.
agents will charge themselves with all revenues received and e.es
elected during the period covered by the account, and take credi tal'.l.
the amounts paid to the Treasurer as shown by the duplicate recent; ip
in their possession and countersigned by the Auditor, the number as
date of such receipts being noted in the entries of amounts paid to the.::
Treasurer. These duplicate receipts will be retained by the office ii'%
or agent claiming credit therefore.
RULE 15. In the audit of such revenue accounts the Auditor shall i
compare and check the Treasury receipts of record in his office with
the corresponding entries in the account of the officer or agent a-
rendered, making proper notation in the Treasurer's account of the
counter credit to the depositor.
RULE 16. All revenue accounts shall be rendered and kept separ-
rately under the appropriate funds or heads of account to which,
they respectively pertain; that is, all revenues arising in the Departs
ment of Post Offices under the head of Postal Receipts; all revenues
derived from internal taxes and duties, shall be entered under the head
of Internal Revenue Receipts; all revenues from other sources upder
the head of Miscellaneous Receipts; and all refunds for overpayment.
under the heading of Repayments.
RULE 17. All officers or agents of the Government of the Canal
Zone whose duty it is to collect and receive revenues or other moneys
and deposit the same in the Treasury shall make deposits or remit
tances of same, regardless of the amount received or collected, as
often as once a month, where safe and possible, and if there is no
opportunity for such remittance within the month, as soon as possible
thereafter, and a deposit shall be made in every case as soon as
possible where the revenues or moneys in the hands of any officer or
agent amount to two hundred dollars, United States Currency, or its
equivalent in local currency: Provided, That no such officer or agent
shall be required to make a deposit oftener than once a day, and
provided further, That postmasters who are authorized to issue and
pay money orders shall remit by registered mail to their designated
depositary all sums received by them from sale of money orders in
excess of their authorized reserve or the amount of the advices of
unpaid orders on hand less than two weeks, such remittances to be
made with each and every mail dispatch from their respective offices
which may convey mail to the Treasurer.
RULE 18. Claims of officers or agents whose duty it is to collect
or account for public money, for losses of funds in transit, by fire,
burglary or other unavoidable casualty, shall be submitted to the
Auditor within one month after such loss occurs, with all the evidence
in the case, immediate advice of the fact to be sent to the Auditor
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S'that the said funds were properly in the hands of such officer or
agent, or properly remitted, or that the loss resulted through no
Fault of said officer or agent, he may with the written consent of the
SGovernor, credit the account of such officer with the loss; Provided,
.Tha4 in no case shall a credit in excess of one thousand dollars be given
'in this manner. Claims for losses in excess of one thousand dollars
: shall be submitted through the Auditor and Governor for relief by
action of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
- RULE 19. The Auditor may with the written consent of the Gov-
ernor mitigate, remit, remove, compromise, release or discharge any
liability, in whole or in part, to the Government, in any matter before
Bhi. when, in his judgment, the interests of the Government seem to
require it, subject to such restrictions as may be provided by law.
RULE. 20. The Auditor shall supervise the collection of all debts
. due the Government of the Canal Zone through the usual civil or
judiciary channels, and institute all such measures as may be author-
ized by law to enforce the payment of such debts and recovery of all
amounts found to be due said Government in connection with his
settlement and adjustment of accounts.
MONEY ORDER ACCOUNTS.

RULE 21. The Auditor shall keep the accounts of the Money Order
Business separately, and in such manner as to show the number and
amount of money orders issued at each post office, and the number
and amount paid, and the fees received. The Auditor shall certify
quarterly the receipts as fees from the sale of money orders and require
the same to be deposited with the Treasurer of the Zone as postal
receipts. Losses of money order funds in transit, by fire, burglary,
or other unavoidable casualty for which credit may be given shall be
deducted from the fees collected before the quarterly transfer to the
depositary of such fees as postal receipts.
RULE 22. Transfers of money from postal receipts to money order
funds may be made by the postmaster, under such regulations as the
Auditor may prescribe when his receipts from the sale of money orders
are insufficient to pay the money orders drawn upon his office. Credit
for such transfers of postal funds to money order funds will be taken
in the monthly postal account of the postmaster. At the close of
.each quarter all such transfers of funds from postal to money order
accounts shall be deposited by the Director of Posts, or other officer
in charge of postal affairs, with the Treasurer of the Zone, as revenues
Sfor the service of the Division of Posts upon certification of the
Auditor of the amount of such funds to be so deposited.
RULE 221. The Treasurer of the Canal Zone shall be required to
keep an account of money order funds deposited by postmasters with
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when countersigned by the Local Auditor, drawn for needful advances
to postmasters of funds with which to pay money orders lawfully
drawn upon them, and it shall be the duty of all postmasters to maU
prompt remittances to the Treasurer of the Zone of all money ordi .
funds including all fees thereon, in their hands, not needed to meet
drafts of which they have notice, the same to be deposited to the
credit of the Director of Posts as money order funds.
JURISDICTION OF THE AUDITOR.

RULE 23. The jurisdiction of the Auditor for the Canal Zone over
accounts and all vouchers pertaining thereto, shall be exclusive. His
decision shall be final and conclusive upon administrative branches of
the Government, except that appeals thereon may be taken by the
party aggrieved or the head of the department concerned within one
year, in the manner prescribed in Rule 36. The Auditor for the Zone
shall, except as herein otherwise provided, have like authority as that
conferred by law upon the several auditors of the United States and
the Comptroller of the United States Treasury, and is authorized" to
communicate directly with any person or officer having claims before
him for settlement, or with any officer or department having official
relations with his office.
REPORTS.
RULE 24. The Auditor shall.forward to the Secretary of War, not
later than ten days after the expiration of each month, a full and
complete report of all money received by the Treasurer during the
preceding month, as shown by the entries made from the Treasury
receipts retained in the Auditor's office; a statement of all payment
of moneys made on vouchers during the preceding month, and an
itemized statement of all other accounts covering receipts, disburse-
ments and expenditures audited during the preceding month.

DEPOSITARY OF CANAL ZONE.

RULE 25. The Treasurer of the Canal Zone shall keep a properly
detailed account in permanent books of record of moneys received by
him, which shall be entered under appropriate heads, with the name
of the agents, officers and persons from whom received, and the dates
of receipt.
RULE 26. All moneys received by the Treasurer shall be credited,
respectively, as deposits on account of post office receipts, as deposits
on account of internal revenu-e receipts, on account of miscellaneous
receipts, in accordance with the invoice accompanying the fund, which 1
in all cases shall indicate the proper heading or classification under
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- agents of the Canal Zone shall be kept in the money in which it is
received and disbursed, but in all reports to the Secretary of War the
amounts therein shall be stated in the money of the United States at
the authorized rate of conversion.
SRULE 28. The Treasurer shall issue receipts in duplicate for all
moneys received, which shall be numbered consecutively, and shall
bear the date upon. which the deposit is actually made, and show
from whom and what account received, and the amounts in money
of the United States; and also when paid in any foreign coin or cur-
rency, the amounts and kind of foreign money in which payments
are made shall be stated upon the receipts and the rates at which the
same are reduced to money of the United States.
RULE 29. All receipts, original and duplicates, issued bv the Treas-
urer, shall be registered and countersigned by the Auditor of the Zone,
without which they shall be invalid, and for this purpose the Treas-
urer shall, immediately upon issuing each receipt in duplicate, trans-
mit both receipts to the Auditor.
RULE 30. No payment shall be made by the Treasurer except upon
vouchers approved by the Governor and registered by the Auditor,
and such vouchers when paid and accompanied by proper evidence
of payment, which shall be the receipt of the payee, shall be the
voucher upon which the Treasurer shall receive credit in the settle-
ment of these accounts.
RULE 31. The Treasurer shall render monthly accounts of the
receipts and payments for account of the Government of the Canal
Zone; and submit the same to the Auditor for examination and settle-
ment, not later than ten days after the expiration of each month. In
rendering such accounts the Treasurer shall charge himself with all
moneys received during the period covered by the account, under the
appropriate funds or heads of accounts.
RULE 32. The Treasurer shall take credit for all moneys paid out
and file with the account the vouchers properly canceled.
RULE 33. The Treasurer of the Canal Zone shall give bond with
sufficient surety, to be approved by the Isthmian Canal Commission,
for the faithful performance of the duties herein prescribed, and for
the full payment on demand of all balances found due, in such
amount as shall from time to time be fixed by the Commission.
RULE 34. The Auditor shall make semi-annually, and oftener if
deemed expedient, an examination of the books and accounts of
Sthe Treasurer of the Zone, and also an examination and count of
the moneys in the hands of the Treasurer, and such other pertinent
-matters as may be desirable; and submit his receipt thereon to the
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TITLE TO BE OBSERVED IN THE RENDITION AND CERTIFICATION P'
ACCOUNTS.
RULE 35. All accounts of the Treasurer of the Zone and of t
various officers and agents authorized to collect the revenues, rece
moneys and make disbursements, and all other accounts subject t, :i
examination and settlement by the Auditor shall be with "The :
Government of the Canal Zone," and all balances certified by the
Auditor shall be certified as due to or from said Government, as the "
case may be.
APPEALS FROM THE ACTION OF THE AUDITOR.
RULE 36. Any person aggrieved by the action or decision of the
Auditor in the settlement of this account or claim by that officer,
may within one year take an appeal in writing to the Governor,
which shall specifically set forth the particular action of the Auditor
to which exception is taken, with the reasons and authorities relied
upon for reversing such action. If the Governor shall confirm the
action of the Auditor, he shall so endorse the appeal and transmit
it to the Auditor, and the action of the Auditor shall thereupon be
final and conclusive. Should the Governor fail to sustain the action
of the Auditor, he shall forthwith report his ground of disapproval
to the Secretary of War, together with the appeal and the papers
necessary for a proper understanding of the matter. The decision
of the Secretary of War in such case shall be final and conclusive.
RULE 37. As soon after the close of each fiscal year as the accounts
of said year may be settled and adjusted, the Auditor shall submit
to the Governor, the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Secretary
of War an annual report of the financial concerns of the Government
of the Canal Zone, showing the receipts and disbursements of the
various departments of the said Government of the Canal Zone, and
make such other reports as may be required of him by the Governor,
the Canal Commission or the Secretary of War.
RULE 38. The Auditor shall, at the time of settlement, send an
official notification in writing to each person whose accounts have
been settled in whole or in part in the Auditor's office, stating the
balances found due thereon and certified, and the differences arising
on such settlement by reason of disallowances or suspension made by
the Auditor, or from other causes, which statement or differences
shall be properly itemized. The reason for a disallowance or sus-
pension of credit shall in all cases be stated.
RULE 39. A true copy of all orders of the Government of the Canal .
Zone which may originate a claim or in -any manner affect the settle-
ment of any account shall be transmitted to the Auditor by the proper
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' RULE 40. Every contract under which a payment may be made
shall be submitted to the Auditor with the account to which such
payment pertains.
RuLE 41. Wherever the word "Auditor" appears herein it shall
be taken to mean the General Auaitor for the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission and his authorized corps of deputy auditors or local auditors
to whom duties have been regularly assigned.
All orders of the Governor, and acts of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, or parts thereof, which are in conflict with this order are
hereby repealed.
Approved for the President.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
NOVEMBER 5, 1905.





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When, in the judgment of the Civil Service Commission, no regis-
ter contains an eligible having the special qualifications asked for by
the Isthmian Canal Commission for service on the Isthmus of Panama,
the Civil Service Commission may allow a temporary appointment,"
which may be made permanent on certificate of the Isthmian Canal
Commission that such action is required in the interests of good
administration.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, November 15, 1905.





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It is hereby ordered that the word "report" in the third line of
-the executive order of August 31, 1905, providing for an allowance
Sof $5,000 to each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon
plans of the Panama Canal upon the completion of the report of the
Board, be changed to "work." This change is made in order to
permit the foreign members of the Board to receive their allowance
before returning to their homes prior to the engrossing and signing
of the completed report.
The amended order will read as follows:
"It is ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engi-
neers upon plans of the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000 pay-
able upon the completion of the work of the Board. In addition
thereto he shall when on duty with the Board be allowed $15 per day
for personal expenses from the date of leaving his home until his
return thereto including Sundays and Holidays. He shall also be
allowed the actual cost of transportation incurred by him in travel
on duty in connection with the Board to include cost of ticket by
railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car accommodations, baggage
transfer, cabs and porterage.
"It is further ordered that. the allowance of $5,000 to General Davis
and General Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired
pay for the time during which they are employed upon the work of
the Board, it bemig my intention that those members of the Board
shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other mem-
bers and this increase being made to provide for the usual deduction
of retired officers' pay."
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, November 25, 1905.






EXECUTIVE ORDEB.


The quarterly session of the Isthmian Canal Commission for the
first of January, next, may be held at the Office of the Commission
in Washington, D. C., instead of at the office of the Governor of -he
Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama, as provided in Executive
Order of April 1, 1905, in view of the necessity of the CommissionI
for considering the report of the Advisory Board of Engineers, and
the impossibility of leaving so soon for the Isthmus.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 7, 1905.


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,Bliss Anna F. McCormick may be permanently appointed to a
position in the office of the Isthmian Canal Commission where she
is at present temporarily employed.
T. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 18, 1905.










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EXECUTIVE ORDERS.


Mr. Ralph Whitman may be permanently appointed to the position
of Engineer Draftsman in the Office of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion, where he is at present temporarily employed.
T. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January. 8, 1906.




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Executive Order of November 15, 1905, as to appointments to
positions in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon the
Isthmus of Panama, is hereby repealed.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 12, 1906.




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Schedule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by striking j
out all of the present provisions of Section VIII and substituting
therefore the following:
VIII. ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
All officers and employees in the service of the Isthmian Canal :
Commission upon the Isthmus of Panama, except those who arf to
perform the duties of clerk, bookkeeper, stenographer, typewrEt :,
surgeon, physician, trained nurse, or draftsman.
No person appointed to the service on the Isthmus of Panama
otherwise than through competitive examination or by transfer or
promotion from a competitive position shall be transferred to a
competitive position.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 12, 1906.





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In order to more clearly express the intention prompting the issu-
ance of the original order fixing the compensation and allowances of
.the members of the Board of Consulting Engineers upon plans for the
Panama Canal the Executive Order of August 31, 1905 is hereby
Amended to read as follows:
"It is hereby ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of
engineers upon plans for the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000,
payable upon the completion of the report of the Board. In addition
Sthereto he shall receive $15 per day during the time he may be en-
Sgaged upon the work of the Board, including Sundays and legal
Holidays, from the date of first leaving home to assemble as a Board
i: Ajntil the date of arrival at home after the conclusion of his services
.. on -said Board. For the time, subsequent to final adjournment,
required in closing the work of the Board, in completing its records,
Sprinting its report and appendix matter, and in distribution of the
Sesame, the Chairman is allowed the same per diem for 15 days addi-
tional.
"Each member shall also be allowed the actual cost of transporta-
tion incurred by him in necessary travel in connection with the work of
the Board, to include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeping
or parlor car accommodations, baggage transfer, cabs and porterage.
"It is further ordered that the allowances to General Davis and
General Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay
for the time during which they are employed upon the work of the
Board, it being my intention that those members shall receive the
same compensation for this work as the other members and this
increase being made to provide for the usual deduction of retired
officers' pay."
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
S- THE WHITE HOUSE, February 19, 1906.









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EXECUTIVE ORDERS.


The order of the Secretary of War qf April 3, 1905, fixing the
salaries of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby
revoked, and it is ordered as follows:
That Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Commission receive a
salary of thirty thousand dollars per annum;
That Charles E. Magoon, Commissioner, receive a salary of seven-
teen thousand five hundred dollars per annum;
That Mordecai T. Endicott, Peter C. Hains, Oswald H. Ernst, and
Benjamin M. Harrod, Commissioners, each receive as such, seven
thousand five hundred dollars per annum;
That the Chief Engineer of the Commission receive a salary of
thirty thousand dollars per annum;
That Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E. Magoon, and the Chief Engi-
neer of the Commission be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling
house on the Isthmus; that Commissioners Endicott, Hains, Ernst
and Harrod be allowed and paid their actual and necessary expenses
while in attendance at the regular or specially called meetings of the
Commission held on the Isthmus, and also their actual traveling
expenses to and from the meetings of the Commission on the Isthmus
or at Washington as the case may be; and that Theodore P. Shonts,
Charles E. Magoon, and the Chief Engineer of the Commission be
allowed and paid their expenses of travel while on the business of the
Commission.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, February 26, 1906.

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ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


In order more clearly to express the intention of the Executive
Order, dated The White House, February 26, 1906, fixing the salaries
and allowances of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission, it
is hereby ordered that the Chairman of the Commission be allowed
and paid his actual and necessary expenses while away from Wash-
ington on official business of the Commission, and the Governor of the
Canal Zone and the Chief Engineer of the Commission be allowed and
paid their actual and necessary expenses while away from the Isthmus
of Panama on official business.
This interpretation shall be effective as of the date of the original
order, February 26, 1906, so amended.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 26, 1906.
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Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama pt
ing less than $75 in gold per month may be made without examinati
under the civil service rules.
Transfers or promotions from one classified position to another onUii
the Isthmus of Panama may be made without reference to the usually -:!
limitations, but shall be shown on the monthly report of changes i.
the service made to the Civil Service Commission. No transfer aBi,:
be made from the service on the Isthmus of Panama to the Office if
Administration, Isthmian Canal Affairs, except in accordance with ....
the transfer rules and regulations at present in effect.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
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A- It is hereby ordered:
That Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Commission, receive a
salary of $30,000 per annum.
That John F. Stevens, Commissioner, receive no additional salary
over that paid him as Chief Engineer.
That Charles E. Magoon, Commissioner, receive a salary of $17,500
psr annum.
That Mordecai T. Endicott, Peter C. Hains, and Benjamin M.
Parno4, Commissioners, each receive as such a salary of $7,500
per annum.
That Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E. Magoon, and John F. Stevens
,4e allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house on the Isthmus.
.That the Chairman of the Commission be allowed and paid his
actual and necessary expenses while away from Washington, on
olicial business of the Commission, and that the Governor of the
SCanal Zone and the Chief Engineer of the Commission be allowed
Sand paid their actual and necessary expenses while away from the
Isthmus of Panama, on official business.
That Commissioners Endicott, Hains, and Harrod be allowed and
paid their actual and necessary expenses while in attendance at
the regular or specially called meetings of the Commission, held on
the Isthmus, and also their actual traveling expenses to and from
the meetings of the Commission, on the Isthmus or at Washington,
as the case may be.
All orders in conflict herewith are revoked.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
JUNE, 30, 1906.
(11.30 p. m.; after adjournment of Congress.)






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Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama
paying not more than $75 in gold a month may be made without
examination under the civil service rules.
The employees named in the list agreed upon by the Office of
Administration, Isthmian Canal Affairs, and the Civil Service Com-
mission, who were appointed either temporarily to meet the urgent
needs of the service in the absence of available eligibles, or were
appointed immediately after the signing of the order of January 12,
1906, through a misapprehension of its provisions, may be perma-
nently appointed.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT:
Approved July 17, 1906.




List of temporary employees made eligiblefor permanent appointment by Executive order
of July 17, 1906.


Names.


Grade.


Weedon D. Williams .................. Copyist..............
Ralph W. Border.................... .... do................
R. C. Livingston ....................... Clerk I...............
Philip P. Moseley ..................... Copyist.............
Charles G. Smith............................ do..............
Charles E. Athey....................... Clerk III..............
Edward W. Wilson......... ..................................
Simon Herz. do.................................. .............
George A. Marquis..................... ..... do ................
Louis Mantovani....................... Draftsman............
Robert L. Turner ....................... Mess Clerk............
Frederick Crisp ......................... Clerk II..............
C. N. Messelonghites.................... Clerk Ill.............
Lewin W. Walker.................... Clerk I................
Hildebert Rutherford.................... Copyist...............
C. L. Hase..............................: Mess Clerk ............
Albin Ralston ............................... do............... .
William D. Gillespie................... Clerk 111..............
Robert Fouillebois ...................... .... do................
Harold A. Head ........................ Mess Clerk............
Ernest Booth......................... .....do.............
Melvm J. Kim ball...................... Clerk II..............
Paul Prat .............................. Draftsm an............
Thomas B. Colville ..................... Clerk II...............
Thomas A. Fletcher................... Copyist..............
M L. Padgett.......................... Chief of Division......
Aristides Alfaro......................... Copyist...............
E. W Fraser.......................... Clerk..................
Alex. Alich............................. do.............. .
Thomas L. Cook........................ Inspector of Revenues.
Eugene V. St. V. Sargent............... Clerk................. .
V. Ridgeley Martin.....................I Inspector of Customs.. .
Isaac Carlos Ames.....................I Clerk...................
Edward Kearney....................... .....do................ .
Dr. Herman Canfield .................. Interne...............
George R. Hands....................... Clerk.................


Salary.

675.00
75.00
83.33
75.00
75.00
125.00
125.00
125.00
125.00
83.33
40.00
100.)00
125.00
83.33
75.00
10(0.00
60.00
125.00
125.00
40.00
40.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
75.00
150.00


Division.


Municipal Engineering. $
Mechanical Division.
Culebra Division.
Building Construction.
Culebra Division.
Mechanical Division.
Labor and Quarters.
Mechanical Division.
Do.
Do.
Labor and Quarters.
Mechanical Division.
Do.
Do.
Building Construction.
Labor and Quarters.
Do.
Mechanical Division.
Do.
Labor and Quarters.
Do.
Mechanical Division.
La Boca Division.
Building Construction.
Cristobal Division.
Building Construction.
Engineering Department.
Division Material and Sup-
plies.
Engineering Department.
Government and Sanitation.
Do.
Do.
Division Material and Sup-
plies.
Local Auditor.
Government and Sanitation.
Do.


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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, July 27, 1906.
S By authority of the President of the United States, it is hereby
ordered that rule 17 of the Rules and instructions relative to the
Accounting system of the Government of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of
Panama, be amended by striking out the last words in the paragraph,
reading, "such remittances to be made with each and every mail dis-
patch from their respective offices which may convey mail to the
Treasurer," and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "such remittances
to'be made with at least one mail dispatch on each day during which
their respective offices may be open for the transaction of business."
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.





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The quarterly session of the Isthmian Canal Commission, which,'
under the Executive Order of April 1, 1905, would ordinarily be hel4'
on the first day of October, next, may be held at the office oftIh
Governor of the Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama on the 15th day
of November, 1906, instead of on the date above mentioned.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT,
President.
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The sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) of the funds of the
Government of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, is hereby appor-
tioned to be devoted to public school purposes during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1907. It shall be expended in the purchase of real
estate to be used as building sites for schoolhouses, the erection of
scolholhouses, rent of buildings for schoolrooms, equipment of school-
tooms for school purposes, including desks and furniture, books,
nmaps, etc., and compensation for teachers.
The sum hereby rendered available for schools shall be expended
by direction of the Governor of the Canal Zone, and accounted for
by proper vouchers. The governor shall report his action under this
authority to the Secretary of War.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, September 24, 1906.


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EmOEUunVE DeBarn .


There is hereby apportioned from the funds of the Governmq4t
of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, the sum of One Thouspa4d
Dollars ($1,000), to be expended upon the order of the Govenorz of
the Canal Zone in the payment of the contingent expenses of sai.
Government during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907. Thb
Governor shall report the disbursements made from this fund to the.
Secretary of War.
Wm. H. TAFrrT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, September 24, 1906.


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IBTHMtIA CANAL. COM-MISSMION.


Whereas, Section 7 of the Executive Order issued by direction of
the President of the United States under date of December 3, 1904,
provides that, "The authorities of the Canal Zone shall purchase from
the Republic of Panama such stamps as the authorities of the Canal
Zone desire to use in the Canal Zone at forty per centum of their face
vauie":
Authority is hereby given for the expenditure, from the funds of the
Government of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, deposited in the
Treasury of said Government, of such sums as may be necessary, from
time to time, for the purchase of stamps from the Government of
Panama for surcharging for use in the Canal Zone. The sums hereby
rendered available for the purchase of stamps shall be expended by
direction of the Governor of the Canal Zone, and accounted for by
proper vouchers. The Governor shall report his action under this
authority to the Secretary of War.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAn DEPARTMENT,
Washington, November 17, 1906.






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The Executive Order of April 1, 1905, is hereby changed as fo ji'!
The Commission will hold quarterly sessions the first wee .
February, May, August, and November, of each year, on the i
of Panama, and will continue each session as long as public businulP
may require. Further notice of such meetings shall not be necessary
to their regularity. The Commission may hold special sessions at ith
call of the Chairman. Four members shall constitute a quorum and' -
the action of such majority shall be the action of the Commission.
The Commission, under the supervision of the Secretary of War
and subject to the approval of the President, is charged with the
general duty of the adoption of plans for the construction and main-
tenance of the Canal, and with the execution of the work of the same;
for the purchase and delivery of supplies, machinery and necessary
plant; the employment of the necessary officers, employee sand
laborers, and with the fixing of their salaries and wages; with tWi"';:!
operations of the Panama Railroad Company and Steamship LiaW:
as common carriers; with the utilization of the Panama Railffedi
as means of constructing the Canal; with the Government. idtl
Sanitation of the Canal Zone and with all matters of sanitation in f
cities of Panama and Colon and the harbors thereof; with the nmaekin
of all contracts for the construction of the Canal or any of its needful
accessories; and with all other matters incident and necessary to the
building of a water-way across the Isthmus of Panama, as provided
by the Act of Congress, June 28, 1902.
The Executive Committee, as provided for in my Executive Order
of April 1, 1905, is hereby abolished.
In order to promote the greatest harmony between the heads of
Departments, and to secure results by the most direct methods, thi
following organization shall be created:
The organization shall consist of the Chairman and the following
heads of Departments: Chief Engineer, General 'Counsel, Chief San-
itary Officer, General Purchasing Officer, General Auditor, Disburs-
ing Officer, and Manager of Labor and Quarters. The duties of each
shall be as follows:
1. The Chairman shall have charge of all Departments incident and
necessary to the construction of the Canal or any of its accessories.'"
2. He shall appoint the Heads of the various Departments, sub-
ject to the approval of the Commission.
3. The Head of each Department shall report to and receive his
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4. He shall have charge -of the operations of the Panama Railroad
Sandd Steamship Lines.
S5. He 'shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him
from time-to time by the Secretary of War.
: A minute of every transaction of the Chairman shall be made and
rne copy of the minutes shall be forwarded to the Secretary of War
and another copy transmitted for the consideration of the Commission
i' a-t; its next meeting.
p The Chief Engineer'shall have charge of:
S1. All engineering work relating to the Canal and its accessories.
2. All construction work on the Isthmus of Panama.
3. The operation of the Panama Railroad so far as same relates to
Canal construction work.
4. The custody of all the supplies and plant of the Commission upon
the Isthmus.
Z:5. In the absence of the Chairman from the Isthmus, the Chief
Engineer shall act for him in all matters requiring prompt attention,
such action to be reported to the Chairman for his action, but the
action of the Chief Engineer shall be in full force and effect until dis-
approved by the Chairman.
S.The General Counsel shallhave charge of:
1. All legal matters pertaining to the Commission, whetBfer in the
United States or on the Isthmus of Panama.
2. The administration of civil government within the Canal Zone,
and shall exercise, through a local administrator, the authority here-
tofore vested in the Governor of the Canal Zone.
The Chief Sanitary Officer shall have charge of:
1. All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the
cities of Panama and Colon, and the harbors, etc., so far as authorized
by the treaty, Executive Orders and decrees of December 3, 1904,
between the United States and Panama, relating thereto.
S2.. The custody of all medical supplies needed for sanitary purposes.
The General Purchasing Officer shall have charge of the purchase
and delivery of all supplies, machinery, and necessary plant.
The General Auditor shall have charge of the general bookkeeping,
pf property accounts, of statistics, of administrative audit of the
Commission, and of the accounting, bookkeeping, and audit of the
Government of the Canal Zone.
SI The Disbursing Officer shall have charge of time keeping, of prepa-
ration of pay-rolls and vouchers, and of payment of same.
S. The Manager of Labor and Quarters shall have charge of the em-
ployment of all necessary labor secured from the West India Islands
or Central and South American countries; of the general personal
records of all employees; of all quarters, and shall assign same to all
employees of the Commission or of its contractors; and of the opera-
tion of all Commission hotels and mess houses.
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APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS.

All officers and employees shall be appointed, and their salaies
shall be fixed, by the Head of the Department in which they, a
engaged. Their appointment and salaries shall be subject to the
approval either of the Commission, or, if the Commission is not in
session, of the Chairman.
The employment of laborers where the contract of employment is
made in the United States, shall be negotiated and concluded by the
Chairman of the Commission. Where the employment of laborers
is effected upon the Isthmus, or outside of the United States, it shall
be conducted under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, subject to
the approval of the Chairman.
CONTRACTS.

Contracts for the purchase of supplies, involving an estimated
expenditure exceeding $10,000 shall only be made after due public
advertisement in newspapers of general circulation, and shall be
awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, except in the case of emer-
gency, when, with the approval of the Secretary of War, advertising
may be dispensed with. In the making of contracts for supplies or
construction involving an estimated expenditure of more than $1,000,
and less than $10,000, competitive bids should be secured by invita-
tion or advertisement whenever practicable.

REPORTS.

The Head of each Department shall make a report upon the work
and operation of his Department to the Isthmian Canal Commission
from time to time and as often as may be required by the Chairman
of the Commission.
The Chairman of the Commission will make a report to the Secre-
tary of War, setting forth the results accomplished by each Depart-
ment of the work, at least annually and as often as he may deem
advisable or the Secretary may require.
The Secretary of War will make to the President a report at least
annually, and as often as he may deem advisable or the President
may require.
All Executive Orders relating to the subject of the Panama Canal,
excepting so far as they may be inconsistent with the present order,
remain in force.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Effective this date, November 17, 1906.
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Mr. John E. Kidwell, Accountant (Pay-clerk) at $2,200 per annum
in the Isthmian Service may be transferred to a classified clerical
position in the United States.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, Februarl 21, 1907.


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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, February 21, 1907.
The action of the Isthmian Canal Commission since March 4, 190i,
in increasing from time to time the salaries of employees of the Can
Zone Government is hereby approved.
By order of the President.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.





ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, February 28, 1907.
All acts and resolutions of the Isthmian Canal Commission passed
since March 4, 1905, in so far as they effect changes in the "Laws of
the Canal Zone" or other enactments of the Commission relative to
the Government of the Canal Zone prior to March 4, 1905, are hereby
approved.
By order of the President.
SWM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.


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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, February 28, 1907. i
The action of the Isthmian Canal Commission under date of October
7, 1905, approving a resolution of the Executive Committee passed
at a meeting thereof on August 2, 1905, providing that the premiums
on surety bonds of employes of the Isthmian Canal Commission other
than disbursing officers shall be paid out of the appropriation for the
construction of a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans,
and the action of the Commission at its meeting of July 5, 1906, pro-
viding that all employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, includ-
ing the Government of the Canal Zone, who disburse or collect
moneys of the United States Government, and all officers or employee
required to give bond as provided in the laws of the Canal Zolp
Government, be required to give bond for the faithful performance of
their duties, in some corporate surety company to be designated by
the Chairman of the Commission, in such amounts as the head of the
Department under which they are employed shall consider proper,
are hereby ratified and approved, anything contained in the "Laws
of the Canal Zone" or other enactments of the Canal Commission
relative to the Canal Zone Government prior to March 4, 1905, to the
contrary notwithstanding.
By order of the President.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.




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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, March 4, 1907.
By direction of the President, it is hereby ordered that Joseph B.
Bishop, Secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission, be and is hereby
placed in charge of the Washington office of the Commission until
further order.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
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THE WHITE HOUSE,
TWasdiington, D. C., March 4, 1907.
John F. Stevens is hereby appointed Chairman of the IsthmiaTi
Canal Commission, vice Theodore P. Shonts, resigned, to take effect
this (lay.
Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Goethals, United States Army
Engineers, is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal
Commission, vice John F. Stevens appointed Chairman thereof.
These appointments are made after the adjournment of Congress,
and are recess appointments.
Chairman Stevens will receive no other salary than that which he
now receives as Chief Engineer, to wit. $30,000 a year.
Lieutenant-Colonel Goethals will receive compensation at the
annual rate of $15,000 a year, including his pay as a Lieutenant-
Colonel of Engineers. The difference between $15,000 and his pay
as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers will be paid out of the appro-
priation for the construction of the Panama Canal.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
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