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Title: Minutes of meetings of the Isthmian canal commission
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Language: English
Creator: Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.), 1905-1914
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Publication Date: 1908
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MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL
COMMISSION.


ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SECOND MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, April 26, 1.912.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 8 o'clock a. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Hodges, Gaillard,
Sibert, Rousseau, Gorgas, Thatcher, and Secretary Bishop.
The minutes of the one hundred and sixty-first meeting were read
and approved.
The Chairman read the following Executive orders, which were
ordered to be spread upon the minutes:

EXECUTIVE ORDER.
AGAINST THE PROMOTION OF FIGHTS BETWEEN BULLS, DOGS, OR COCKS.
By virtue of the authofty vested in me, I hereby establish the following order for
the Canal Zone:
SECTION 1. Any person who sets on foot, instigates, promotes or carries on any fights
between cocks or other birds, or any dog fight, or bull fight, or fight between other ani-
mals; or who does any act as assistant, umpire or principal in furtherance of any fight
between any such animals, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed FIFTY DOL-
LARS, or by imprisonment not to exceed THIRTY DAYS, or by both such fine and
imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.
SECTION 2. This order shall take effect thirty days from this date.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 4, 1911.
[No. 1392.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
ESTABLISHING THE POSTAL SAVINGS SYSTEM IN THE CANAL ZONE.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Order for
* the Canal Zone:
SECTION 1. There is hereby established in the post-offices of the Canal Zone a postal
savings system, to be operated without the payment of interest on the deposits under
such rules and regulations as may be now or hereafter adopted.
SECTION 2. There is hereby created a Board of Trustees for the control, supervision,
and administration of the postal savings depository offices designated and established
under the provisions of this Order, and of the funds received as deposits at such postal
savings depository offices by virtue thereof. Said board shall consist of the Collector
of Revenues of the Canal Zone, the Auditor of the Canal Zone Government, and the
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1794 MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

Treasurer of the Canal Zone, severally, acting exofficio, and shall have power to make all
necessary and proper regulations for the receipt, transmittal, custody, deposit, invest-
ment, and repayment of the funds deposited at postal savings depository offices; the
regulations above mentioned to be subject to the approval of the Chairman of the "
Isthmian Canal Commission.
SECTION 3. Said Board of Trustees is heiteby authorized and empowered to design*.t .
such post-offices as it may select to be postal savings depository offices, and each and
every post-office so designated by order of said Board is hereby declared to be a postal
savings depository office within the meaning of this Order afid to be authorized and ri-
quired to receive deposits of funds from the public and to account for and dispose of the
same, according to the provisions of this Order and the regulations made in pursuance'
thereof. Each postal savings depository office shall be kept open for the transaction of
business during such hours as the Collector of Revenues shall direct.
SECTION 4. That accounts may be opened and deposits made in any postal savings "
depository established under this Order by any person of the age of ten years or over,
in his or her own name, and by a married woman in her own name and free from any
control or interference by her husband; but no person shall at the same time have more.
than one postal savings account in his or her own right.
SECTION 5. At least one dollar, or a larger amount in multiples thereof, must be de-
posited before an account is opened with a person depositing the same; and one dollar,
or multiples thereof, may be deposited after such account has been opened. Postal.
savings deposits will be evidenced by postal savings certificates issued in fixed denomi-
nations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, each bearing the name of the depositor, the
number of his account, the date of issue, and the name of the depository office.
SECTION 6. Any depositor may withdraw the whole or any part of the funds deposited
to his or her credit upon demand, and under such regulation as the Board of Trustees
may prescribe.
SECTION 7. Postal savings funds received under the provisions of this Order shall be
deposited with the Treasurer of the Canal Zone under such regulations as the Board of
Trustees may prescribe.
SECTION 8. Postal savings depository funds shall be kept separate from other funds
by postmasters and other officers and employees of the postal service, who shall be held
to the same accountability under their bonds for such funds as for public moneys; and
no person connected with the Post-Office Department shall disclose to any person other
than the depositor the amount of any deposits, unless directed so to do by the Collector
of Revenues.
SECTION 9. That the final judgment, order, or decree of any court of competent juris-
diction adjudicating any right or interest in the credit of any sum deposited by any per-
son with the postal savings depository, if the same shall not have been appealed from
and the time for appeal have expired, upon submission to the Collector of Revenues of
a copy of the same, duly authenticated in the manner provided by the laws of the United
States for the authentication of the records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any
state or territory, or of any possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, .
when the same are proved or admitted within any other court within the United States,
shall be accepted by the Board of Trustees as conclusive of the title, right, interest, or
possession so adjudicated; and any payment of said sum in accordance with such order,
judgment, or decree shall operate as a full and complete discharge of the United States .
and the Canal Zone Government from the claim or demand of any person or persons to
the same.
SECTION 10. This Order shall take effect and be in force sixty days from and after
this date.
WM H TArr
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 8, 1911.
[No. 1409.]






MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


1795


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO PROHIBIT THE PLACING OF SIGNS ON LANDS AND PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES
AND THE PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Executive
Order for the Canal Zone.
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to construct or place any sign, bill,
poster or other advertising device on any land, building or other structure owned or
controlled by the United States or the Panama Railroad Company in the Canal Zone;
and any person thus offending shall be punished by a fine of not less than FIVE
DOLLARS nor more than TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, or by imprisonment in jail not to
exceed THIRTY DAYS, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the
court; and every day that such sign, bill, poster or other advertising device shall
remain upon such lands or structures shall be deemed a separate'offense. PROVIDED,
however, that this Order shall not be construed to prevent persons from advertising,
by means of any such advertising devices the business that they may be conducting
according to law in any building or other structure upon which such advertising
device is constructed or placed.
SECTION 2. This Order shall take effect SIXTY DAYS from and after this date.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 8, 1911.
[No. 1410.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following Order for
the Canal Zone.
SEC. 1. Any person who shall without lawful authority take or remove the packing
or waste from out of any journal box or boxes of any locomotive engine, tender, coach,
caboose or truck, used or operated on any railroad, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding One Hundred
Dollars, or imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or both fine and imprisbn-
ment, in the discretion of the court.
SEc. 2. This order shall take effect sixty days from and after this date.
WM H TAFTrr
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 14, 1911.
[No. 1412.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provided by law or
ordered, William H. Jackson is appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the Canal Zone at a salary of six thousand dollars per annum, effective the day he
enters on the duties of the office.
WM H TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 21, 1911.
[No. 1413.]







1796 MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO AMEND SECTIONS 51, 62, AND 526, AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 63 AND 529 OF TilW
CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE OF THE CANAL ZONE.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Order fo
the Canal Zone:
ARTICLE I. Section 51 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Canal Zone is hereby
amended to read as follows:
SECTION 51. Pleadings in the District Courts shall be oral, except when they are
required by law to be verified by the oath of either of the parties to the suit, in which
case the pleadings shall be in writing.
ARTICLE II. Section 62 of the above mentioned Code is hereby amended so as to
read as follows: .
SECTION 62. Every District Judge shall keep a well bound book styled "Docket,"
in which he shall enter the nam' and style of every civil suit brought before him; the
dates of issuing process therein and of the return thereof; a brief statementof the nature
of the suit and of any plea made thereto by the defendant, and if no appearance is
made, the defendant's default shall be noted; the names of the witnesses sworn; the
date and the amount of the judgment; the date of issuing execution or other process .
upon the judgment, and a copy of the returns thereon; the appeal, when and by whom
demanded; and briefly all the proceedings before him touching the suit.
Each District Judge. at the beginning of his docket and before any entries are made
therein shall make and subscribe the following certificate, substantially, to-wit:
"A docket of proceedings in civil matters before District Judge of
the Administrative District of Canal Zone.
"Witness my signature.

"District Judge."
ARTICLE III. Section 526 of the above mentioned Code is hereby amended so as to
read as follows:
SECTION 526. Costs shall ordinarily be allowed to the prevailing party as a natter of
course, but the court shall have power for special reasons to adjudge that either party
shall pay the costs of an action, or that the same be divided as may be equitable; and
the court may, for sufficient cause, order that no costs be taxed against either party
to any suit or special proceedings.
ARTICLE IV. Sections 63 and 529 of the Code of Civil Procedure are hereby
repealed.
ARTICLE V. This Order shall take effect 90 days from and after this date.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Sept. 26, 1911
[No. 1414.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

AMENDING SECTION 10 OF ACT NO. 9, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE SANITARY RULES
AND REGULATIONS FOR THE CANAL ZONE, ISTHMUS OF PANAMA, AND FOR THE EN-
FORCEMENT THEREOF ", ENACTED SEE MB ER 2, 1904.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following order for
the Canal Zone:
ARTICLE 1. Section 10 of Act No. 9, entitled "An act to provide sanitary rules amn
regulations for the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, and for the enforcement thereof",
enacted September 2, 1904, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:






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SECTION 10. Every physician, druggist, school teacher, clergyman, midwife, nurse,
head of a family, or other person in attendance on or in charge of any one sick or
injured, having knowledge of the existence in any district of the Canal Zone of
any of the diseases hereinafter named, shall immediately report the same to the District
Physician or District Sanitary Inspector. The diseases required to be so reported are:
measles, small-pox,
rubella (rotheln), chicken-pox, (varicella),
scarlet fever, diphtheria, (croup),
typhus fever, tuberculosis (of any organ),
relapsing fever, glanders,
typhoid fever, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis,
malarial fever, leprosy,
yellow fever, infectious diseases of the eye,
Asiatic cholera, puerperal septicaemia,
plague, erysipelas,
tetanus, whooping cough,
anthrax, dysentery.
Any person who fails to make due report, as required by this order, of any of the
above enumerated diseases shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con-
viction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $25.00, or by imprisonment
in jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the dis-
cretion of the court.
ARTICLE 2. This order shall take effect sixty (60) days from and after this date.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Oct. 14, 1911.
[No. 1419.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
TO PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, SURGERY, DENTISTRY, PHARMACY, OR MID-
WIFERY WITHOUT A LICENSE.
By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following order for
the Canal Zone:
SECTION I. It shall be unlawful for any person to practice or attempt to practice
medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy or midwifery within the Canal Zone without
first'having obtained a license therefore from the Board of Health of the Canal Zone.
Any person thus offending shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Twenty Five
Dollars ($25.00), or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty (30) days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court: Provided, That this order
shall not apply to commissioned surgeons of the United States Army and Navy, or
Marine Hospital Service, nor to Physicians, surgeons, dentists or pharmacists and'
their assistants and nurses employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission, nor to
nurses acting under the orders of a licensed physician.
SECTION II. Any person shall be regarded as practising medicine within the mean-
ing of this order who shall prescribe for, operate on, or in any wise attempt to heal,
cure or alleviate, or who shall in any wise treat any disease or any physical or mental
ailment of another: Provided, That nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit
gratuitous services in case of emergency, or to the administering of ordinary household
remedies.
SZCTow IIl. This order shall take effect sixty (60) days from and after this date.
WM H TArr
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Oct. 14, 1911.
[No. 1420.]






1798 MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE ORDER.
By authority of the President of the United States, it is ordered:
That Act No. 14 enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission, by authority of the
President under date of September 3, 1904, entitled "An Act to Establish a Penal
Code for the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama," as amended by the Executive Order
issued under the authority of the President by the Secretary of War, December 1,
1909, be, and the same is hereby, amended so that Section 456 of said Penal Code
as amended in said Executive Order, shall now read as follows:
"The license fees for permits issued by the Treasurer under the provisions of this
Title shall be as follows: For every permit issued to carry a firearm abroad, five dollars
($5); for every permit authorizing an overseer or watchman engaged by a private em-
ployer, ten dollars ($10), for each watchman or overseer so authorized to carry a fire- ..
arm; for each hunting permit, five dollars ($5); provided that no charge shall be made
for hunting permits issued to enlisted men of the land or naval forces of the United
States stationed on the Isthmus of Panama. The treasurer shall keep a record.of all
licenses issued by him, with the name and residence of the persons to whom they are
issued, and the date and serial number thereof."
HENRY L. STrmsoN,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C.
NOVEMBER 3, 1911.


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Such alumni of the National School of Engineering of Mexico as may lie designated
by the Mexican Government to observe certain public works in the United States
and Panama may be employed under the several executive departments of the United
States in connection with the works to which they may be assigned.
This order is issued in accordance with the principles of international comity to
permit the action desired by the Mexican Government. -As the matter is one relating
to international courtesy rather than to the interests of the executive civil service,
the Civil Service Commission makes no recommendation, regarding the.wisdom of
the proposed waiver as a matter pertaining to the Departments concerned.
WM H TAFr
THE WHITE HOUSE.
November 6, 1911.
[No. 1430.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

'TO PREVENT THE UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT FROM PER-
SONS IN THE ARMY OR NAVY.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following order for
the Canal Zone:
SECTION 1. Whoever shall knowingly purchase or receive in pledge for any obliga-
tion or indebtedness from any soldier, officer, sailor, or other person called into or
employed in the military or naval service, any arms, equipment, ammunition, clothes,
military stores, or other public property, whether furnished to the soldier, officer,
sailor, or person under a clothing allowance or otherwise, such soldier, officer, sailor,
or other person not having a lawful right to pledge or sell the same, shall be fined not







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more than FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, and imprisoned in jail not more than Two YEARS;
and the Circuit Court of the Circuit wherein such supplies or equipment may have
been unlawfully purchased or received in pledge shall have jurisdiction of the offense.
SECTIQN 2. This Order shall take effect Sixty Days from and after its publication
in the Canal Record.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
November 15, 1911.
[No. 1433.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
TO AMEND SECTIONS 1 AND 2, OF ACT NO. 2, OF THE CANAL ZONE LAWS, RELATING TO
NOTARIES PUBLIC, ENACTED AUGUST 17, 1904, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Executive
Order for the Canal Zone:
ARTICLE 1. Section 1, of Act 2, entitled "An act authorizing the appointment of
Notaries Public, defining their duties, fixing their terms of office, prescribing their
fees, and for other purposes," enacted August 17, 1904, is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
SECTION 1. The Head of the Department of Civil Administration is hereby author-
ized to appoint and commission such number of persons to the office of Notary Public
as the public good requires, to hold for three years from the date of their appointment,
with jurisdiction co-extensive with the limits of the Canal Zone, or throughout the
Judicial Circuit in which the person appointed Notary Public resides, in the discretion
of the Head of the Department of Civil Administration and to be stated by him in the
certificate of appointment.
ARTICLE 2. Section 2 of the above described Act No. 2 is hereby amended so as to
read as follows:
SECTION 2. The appointment of a Notary Public shall be in writing, signed by the
Head of the Department of Civil Administration, and shall be substantially in the
following form:
CANAL ZONE,
Isthmus of Panama.
This is to certify that of the Judicial Circuit of the Canal Zone,
has this day been appointed by me a Notary Public with jurisdiction co-extensive
with the limits of the Canal Zone (or with jurisdiction throughout the said Judicial
Circuit, as the case may be), for the term of three years from this date.
Witness my official signature at Canal Zone, this day of ,
A. D., 1911.

Head of the Department of Civil Administration.
ARTICLE 3. Any and all appointments of Notaries Public heretofore under made
said Act No. 2 with jurisdiction throughout the Canal Zone are hereby ratified and
confirmed, and all of the acts and doings of such Notaries done in the Canal Zone
outside of their respective Judicial Circuits, if otherwise legal, are hereby validated.
This order shall not be construed to require the reappointment of the existing
Notaries Public, but these shall continue in office to the end of their respective terms
as though this order had not been established.
ARTICLE 4. This act shall take effect from and after this date.
WM H TArr
THE Wariz HOUSE,
November 18, 1911.
[No. 1435.]






1800 MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

To AMEND EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITING THE PRACTISE OF MEDICINE, SURGERY,
DENTISTRY, PHARMACY, OR MIDWIFERY WITHIN THE CANAL ZONE WITHOUT A
LICENSE.

By virtue of the authority vested in me 1 hereby establish the following order'for
the Canal Zone, amending the Executive Order promulgated on October 14, 1911, to
read as follows:
"SECTION I. It shall be unlawful for any person to practise or attempt to practise
medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, or midwifery within the Canal Zone without
first having obtained a license therefore from the Board of Health of the Canal Zone.
Any person thus offending shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Twenty Five
Dollars ($25.00), or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty (30) days, or by both
such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court: Provided, That this order
shall not apply to the commissioned surgeons of the United States Army and Navy, or
Marine Hospital Service, nor to Physicians, surgeons, dentists or pharmacists and their
assistants and nurses employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission, nor to nurses acting
under the orders of a licensed physician.
SECTION II, Whoever, not having registered as aforesaid, shall advertise or hold
himself out to the public as a physician or surgeon, by appending to his name the
letters "M. D.," or using the title of doctor, meaning thereby a doctor of medicine, or
shall pretend to a knowledge of medicine or surgery, shall be punished by a fine not
exceeding Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00), or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty
(30) days, or by both in the discretion of the court.
SECTION III. Any person shall be regarded as practising medicine within the mean-
ing of this order who shall prescribe for, operate on, or in any wise attempt to heal,
cure or alleviate, or who shall in any wise treat any disease or any physical or mental
ailment of another: Provided, That nothing in this order shall be construed to prohibit
(a) the practise of the religious tenets of any church in the ministration of the sick or
suffering by mental or spiritual means without the use of any drug or material remedy,
whether gratuitously or for compensation, provided that such sanitary laws, orders,
rules and regulations as now are, or hereafter may be, in force in said Canal Zone are
complied with; or, (b) gratuitous services in case of emergency; or, (c) the adminis-
tering of ordinary household remedies.
SECTION IV. This order shall take effect on January 1, 1912."
WM H TAmT
THE WHITE HOUSE,.
December 26, 1911.
"[No. 1448.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Mr. Paul Brosig may be reinstated in the classified service as a draftsman at $1800
per annum for duty with the Fortification Division of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
Mr. Brosig had seventeen years of service as a draftsman in the Engineer Department
at Large, leaving the service in 1905 as a result of illness from which he has entirely
recovered. He is regarded as one of the best qualified fortification draftsmen in the
United States and is now serving under temporary appointment as a draftsman in
connection with the plans for fortification on the Isthmus of Panama, since July 5,
1911. The officer in charge of fortification plans states that unless the services of Mr.
Brosig may be continued it will seriously retard and delay the preparation of the plami
and the Secretary of War expresses the opinion that the reinstatement of Mr. Brosigis






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required in the interests of the service. In view of these facts the Civil Service Com-
mission joins with the Secretary of War in recommending the reinstatement of Mr.
Brosig.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 9, 1912.
[No. 1457.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
By authority vested in me by law, I establish the following order for the Canal Zone:
SEC. 1. A census of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, shall be taken by the
Department of Civil Administration of the Isthmian Canal Commission not later than
April 30, 1912, under such rules and regulations in conformity with this Order as may
be prescribed by the Head of Department of Civil Administration with the approval
of the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
SEC. 2. The census shall embrace inquiries relating to population, and shall include
for each inhabitant the name, location, sex, color, age, conjugal condition, place of
birth, citizenship, length of residence in Canal Zone, occupation, whether or not an
employee, and if an employee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the Panama Railroad
Company, the United States Government, or of any arm or branch thereof, this fact
to be shown, together with metal check number if an employee of the Isthmian Canal
Commission or the Panama Railroad Company, school attendance, literacy, the lan-
guage spoken, whether blind, deaf and dumb, insane, or imbecile, and any other
information which, under the rules and regulations referred to in Sec. 1, may be
required. 1
SEc. 3. It shall be the duty of each enumerator to visit personally each dwelling
house in his subdivision, and each family therein, and each individual living out of
a family in any place of abode, and by inquiry made of the head of each family, or
of the member thereof deemed most competent and trustworthy, or of such individual
living out of a family, to obtain each and every item of information and all particulars
required by this Order; and in case no person shall be found at the usual place of
abode of such family, or individual living out of a family, competent to answer the
inquiries made in compliance with the requirements of this Order, then it shall be
lawful for the enumerator to obtain the required information as nearly as may be
practicable from families or persons living in the neighborhood of such place or abode.
It shall be the duty also of each enumerator to forward the original schedules, properly
filled out and duly certified, to the supervisor or other chief census officer of his dis-
trict as his returns under the provisions of this Order; and in the event of discrepancies
or deficiencies being discovered in these schedules he shall use all diligence in cor-
recting or supplying the same.
SEc. 4. The compensation of enumerators and other persons engaged in taking the
census shall be fixt by the Head of Department of Civil Administration, subject to
the approval of the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
SEC. 5. Every supervisor, supervisor's clerk, enumerator, interpreter, special agent,
or other employee shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation to faithfully execute
the duties imposed by his employment.
SEC. 6. Any supervisor, supervisor's clerk, enumerator, interpreter, special agent,
Or other employee, who, having taken and subscribed to the oath of office required by
this Order, shall, without justifiable cause, neglect or refuse to perform the duties
enjoined on him by this Order, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars; or if he shall,
without the authority of the officer in charge of the census, publish or communicate
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provisions of this Order, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction
thereof be fined not to exceed one thousand dollars, or be imprisoned not to exceed
two years, or both so fined and imprisoned, in the discretion of the court; or if he shall
wilfully and knowingly swear to or affirm falsely, he shall be deemed guilty of perjury,
and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned not exceeding five years and be fined
not exceeding two thousand dollars; or if he shall wilfully and knowingly make. a
false certificate or a fictitious return, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction of either of the last-named offenses he shall be fined not exceeding two
thousand dollars and be imprisoned not exceeding five years; or if any person who-is
or has been an enumerator shall knowingly or wilfully furnish, or cause to be furnished,
directly or indirectly, to the officer in charge of the census, or to'any supervisor of the
census, any false statement or false information with reference to any inquiry for which
he was authorized and required to collect information, he shall be guilty of a misde-
meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding two thousand dollars
and be imprisoned not exceeding five years.
SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of all persons over twenty-one years of age when re-
quested by the officer in charge of the census, or by any supervisor, or enumerator
acting under the instructions of the said officer in charge of the.census, to answer cor
rectly, to the best of their knowledge, all questions on the census schedules applying
to themselves and to the family to which they belong or are related, and any person
over twenty-one years of age who, under the conditions hereinbefore stated, shabl-
refuse or wilfully neglect to answer any of these questions, or shall wilfully give an-
swers that are false, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars.
And it shall be the duty of every owner, proprietor, manager, superintendent, ot
agent of a hotel, apartment house, boarding or lodging house, tenement, or other build-
ing, when requested by the officer in charge of the census, or by any supervisor, or
enumerator, acting under the instructions of the said officer in charge of the census, to
furnish the names of the occupants of said hotel, apartment house, boarding or lodg-
ing house, tenement, or other building, and to give thereto free ingress and egress to
any duly accredited supervisor or enumerator, so as to permit of the collection of sta-
tistics for census purposes including the proper and correct enumeration of all persons
having their usual place of abode in said hotel, apartment house, boarding or lodging
house, tenement, or other building; and any owner, proprietor, manager, superintend.
ent, or agent of a hotel, apartment house, boarding or lodging house, tenement, ot
other building who shall refuse or wilfully neglect to give such information or assist-
ance under the conditions hereinbefore stated shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars.
SEC. 8. The circuit courts of the respective circuits shall have jurisdiction of the
offenses herein enumerated.
SEC. 9. This Order shall take effect on this date.
WM H TArr
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 12, 1912.
[No. 1463.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
TO PROVIDE AN INEXPENSIVE METHOD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DE-
CEASED AND INSANE PERSONS IN CERTAIN CASES, AND TO REPEAL ACT 24 OF THE
CANAL ZONE LAWS, AND THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS AMENDATORY THERETO.
By virtue of the authority invested in'me, I hereby establish the following Execu--
tive Order for the Canal Zone.
SECTION 1. Whenever an employee in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
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shall die, leaving an estate in the said Zone, or whenever such decedent, being a citi-
zen of the United States, leaves an estate in the Canal Zone or in the Republic of Pan.
ama; and the said estate consists of personal property only, not exceeding in value the
sum of $1,000.00, and a regular administration shall not have been instituted in the
courts of the Canal Zone, the Collector of Revenues for the Canal Zone is hereby author-
ized and directed to take possession of the estate of the said deceased person and to
make a complete inventory thereof and present the same to the Judge of the Circuit
Court of the First Judicial Circuit of the Canal Zone, to be filed by the said judge in
the records of his court when approved by him.
SECTION 2. The Collector of Revenues, with the approval of the Judge of the Circuit
Court of the First Judicial Circuit, out of the assets of the estate, may pay the burial
expenses of the said deceased person and all expenses necessarily incurred in securing
possession of the estate and of administering the same until it is turned over to the
heirs or other parties entitled thereto, and he may also pay the expenses of the trans-
portation of the remains of the decedent to the United States, if he is an American
Citizen and such transportation is desired by the surviving relatives. He shall also
pay the lawful debts of the deceased, with the approval of the Circuit Judge.
SECTION 3. In case the deceased shall have to his credit, with the Isthmian Canal
Commission, the Government of the Canal Zone, or the Panama Railroad Company,
any sum as salary or other acknowledged claim, the amount so due shall be paid to
the Collector of Revenues and be by him administered as a part of said estate in the
manner prescribed by this Order; PROVIDED, that if there should be a regular admin-
istration upon the estate of the deceased in a court, of competent jurisdiction of the
Canal Zone, then the sum due to the deceased shall be paid to the regular executor or
administrator of the estate appointed by said court.
SECTION 4. After all of the expenses connected with the burial of the deceased
person and in securing possession of the estate and in otherwise administering the same,
together with the lawful debts of the deceased, have been fully paid, the balance of
such estate shall be paid by the Collector of Revenues to the parties entitled to receive
such estate; but before making such payment, the approval of the Judge of the Circuit
Court must be obtained.
SECTION 5. If the deceased employee is an alien and has no heirs in the Canal Zone,
the Collector of Revenues is hereby authorized and directed to deliver the residue of
the decedent's estate to the diplomatic or consular representative of the country of
which the decedent was a citizen or subject accredited to the Republic of Panama, to
be delivered by such representative to the heirs of the decedent; if the deceased is a
citizen of Panama, the residue of the estate may be delivered to his heirs in Pan-
ama, or to the authorities designated for that purpose by the Panamanian laws or
decrees.
SECTION 6. After the estate has been fully administered by the Collector of Revenues
and the residue thereof has been turned over to the parties entitled to the same accord-
ing to this Order, the Collector of Revenues shall file a final report of his acts and doings
in the estate with the Judge of the Circuit Court, and accompany said report with the
proper vouchers and other supporting papers, showing the receipts and disbursementR
made by him in administering the estate, and the Circuit Judge shall examine said
report, and if he finds it correct, he shall approve the same and discharge the Collector
of Revenues as such administrator.
SECTION 7. If the decedent should leave a widow, or minor children, or dependent
relative, in necessitous circumstances to be determined by the Circuit Judge, the
residue of the estate of the decedent, after all of the funeral expenses, the expenses of
transportation of the remains of the deceased to the United States, if the remains are
transported, and the other expenses incident, to the administration of the estate are
fully paid, shall be delivered to said widow, or minor children, or dependent relative,
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otherwise provided, the claims of the widow, minor children, or dependent, relative'
of the deceased for this allowance shall be superior to the claims of the creditors of the
deceased, PROVIDED, that. such preference in favor of the widow, minor children, or.
dependent relative shall not exceed $500.00.
SECTION 8. If an -employee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the Government of
the Canal Zone, or the Panama Railroad Company should be adjudged insane by the
Canal Zone Courts and have an estate not exceeding $1,000.00 in value and consisting
entirely of personal property, and no regular guardianship of such estate shall have been
instituted in the Canal Zone Courts, it shall be the duty of the Collector of Revenues .
to take possession of the estate of such insane person, including any salary or other
acknowledged claim due to such employee by the Isthmian Canal Commission, .the
Ehlbal Zone Government, or the Panama Railroad Company, and make a complete
inventory thereof and file the same with the Judge of the Circuit Court of the First
Judicial Circuit of the Canal Zone; and under the direction and with the approval of
the Judge of the said Court, the Collector of Revenues may pay the lawful indebtedness
due by the insane person, as well as the expenses incurred in administering said
estate, and he shall hold the residue of the estate subject to the orders of the Circuit
Judge.
If the insane person has a wife, minor child or children, or dependent relative, in.
necessitous circumstances, to be determined by the Circuit Judge, the court shall set
aside a sufficient sum out of the said estate for their maintenance and support, not to.
exceed the sum of $500.00 in the aggregate, to be paid in such manner and at such
times as the Circuit Judge may prescribe, and which allowance shall be superior to
all other claims against the estate; and the order of the Judge shall be sufficient
authority for the Collector of Revenues to make such payment, taking proper receipts
therefore.
In case the insane person is a citizen of the United States and has no wife, child or
children, or dependent relative, the Collector of Revenues shall retain possession of the
residue of said estate, after the debts and other charges have been paid as above men-
tioned, and hold same subject to the orders of the court.
If the insane person is a Panamanian and has no wife, child or children, or depend-
ent relative, the residue of the estate, with the approval of the Circuit Judge, may
be delivered by the Collector of Revenues to the authorities designated for that pur-
pose by the Panamanian laws or decrees.
If the insane person is an alien, othei than a Panamanian, and has no wife, child or
children, or dependent relative, the Collector of Revenues, with the approval of
the Judge of the Circuit Court, shall pay over the residue of the said estate to the diplo-
matic or consular representative of the country to which the insane person belongs
accredited to the Republic of Panama, to be disposed of by him in accordance with
the laws of his country.
SECTION 9. When the estate of the insane person is finally administered and the
moneys paid over to the person or persons entitled to receive same as herein provided
for, the Collector of Revenues shall make his final report on said estate to the Judge
of the Circuit Court, and the Court shall approve the same, if found to be correct, and
discharge the Collector of Revenues from such guardianship.
SECTION 10. When the Collector of Revenues shall have performed his duties in
accordance with the provisions of this Order and shall have delivered the estate or
paid over the sums due from the funds of said estate to the person or persons entitled
thereto in accordance with the orders of the court, such settlement of the estate shall
be deemed a lawful settlement thereof, and the Collector of Revenues shall not be
accountable on his bond and shall not be liable to any other person for the estate so
administered by him; PROVIDED, that nothing in this Order shall prohibit the lawful
heirs or claimants of any person whose estate has been settled in accordance with t'e
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subject-matter anc of the parties to the action against the person or persons who
received the estate by virtue of the provisions of this act, and from recovering the
same or the value thereof from such person or persons upon proof that the estate has
been delivered to the persons not entitled to receive and retain same.
SECTION 11. This Order shall apply to the estate of persons who died or became
insane prior to the passage of this Order, as well as to those who die or become insane
after the date of its promulgation.
SECTION 12. If the Collector of Revenues shall deem it to the best interest of the
estate of the deceased or insane person to convert any part or all of the property of
the estate into cash, he may dispose of the same by public or private sale, with the
approval of the Circuit Judge.
SEcTION 13. The proceedings to be had before the Judge of the Circuit Court as
herein provided for may be conducted without the necessity of any prior notice being
given of the same, either by publication or otherwise; and the judge may proceed in
such cases in open court or in chambers, and shall give precedence to such matters
over all other business pending before him, in order that the estates may be adminis-
tered and closed as expeditiously as the rights of all parties concerned may permit.
No court costs of any kind shall be taxed against estates administered under the pro-
visions of this Order.
SECTION 14. The official bond of the Collector of Revenues shall be security for the
moneys and properties received by him in the performance of the duties prescribed
for him by this Order.
SECTION 15. Act 24, of the Canal Zone Laws, entitled:
"An Act providing for an inexpensive method of Administration upon the Estates
of Employees of the Government of the Canal Zone, or of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion, who are citizens of the United States and who die in the Canal Zone, Isthmus of
Panama, leaving estates of small value upon which regular administration is deemed
inadvisable."
enacted March 1, 1905, and Executive Order dated June 22, 1907, effective July 1,
1907, and Executive Order dated July 21, 1909, respectively, amendatory of said Act
24, and all laws in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed.
SECTION 16. This Order shall take effect 30 days from and after this date.
\VM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 5, 1912.
[No. 1468.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following order for
the Canal Zone.
SECTION 1. No automobile, motor cycle, or bicycle shall be driven or operated
over the roads or streets of the Canal Zone at a speed exceeding fifteen (15) miles an
hour on straight roads, or at a speed exceeding eight (8) miles an hour when approach-
ing or traversing curves, forks, or crossroads, or when traveling over the streets of any
city, town, or village of the Canal Zone. The owner of an automobile, if within the
car, shall be held responsible for its speed; in the absence of the owner, the person
actually driving the automobile shall be held responsible. The person operating a
motor cycle or bicycle shall be held responsible for its speed.
SECTION 2. In the operation or employment of automobiles, motor cycles, bicycles,
carriages, wagons, and other vehicles over Canal Zone roads or streets, the following
rules shall be observed, viz: All such vehicles, in meeting and passing other vehicles,
or in being overtaken and passed by other vehicles, shall keep to the left of the road;
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and in overtaking and passing other vehicles they shall keep to the right. The owner
of an automobile or other vehicle, if riding therein, shall be held "responsible for the
driving or operation thereof, agreeably to the provisions of this section; in the absence
of the owner, the person driving or operating such vehicle shall be held responsible.
In the case of any motor cycle or bicycle, the person operating same shall be held
responsible.
SECTION 3. Any person violating any provision of this order shall be punished" by
a fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), United States currency, or by
imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30). days, or by both such fine and imprisonment,
in the discretion of the court.
SECTION 4. The Executive Order of February 27, 1908, relative to the speed of
automobiles on Canal Zone roads is hereby repealed.
SECTION 5. This order shall take effect thirty days from this date.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 28, 1912.
[No. 1489.]


2. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
J. W. Sneed, Superintendent of Construction, Central Division, to
enter September 28, 1911, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay,
was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That J. W. Sneed, Superintendent of Construction, Central
Division, be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective
September 28, 1911, which ordinarily would not be due until October
15, 1911.
3. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Thomas H. Smallwood, motorman, to enter December 13, 1911, upon
42 days' leave of absence with pay, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That Thomas H. Smallwood, motorman, be granted 42
days' leave of absence with pay, effective December 13, 1911, which
ordinarily would not be due until February 4, 1912.
4. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Rev. P. Jose Volk, Chaplain, Department of Sanitation, to enter
January 22, 1912, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay, was
formally confirmed:
Resolved, That Rev. P. Jose Volk, Chaplain, Department of Sani-
tation, be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective
January 22, 1912, which ordinarily would not. be due until March 12,
1912.
5. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Francis A. Hobart, draftsman, to enter March 26, 1912, upon 30
days' leave of absence with pay, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That Francis A. Hobart, draftsman, Office of the Chief
Engineer, be granted 30 days' leave of absence with pay, effective.
March 26, 1912, which ordinarily, would not be due until April 20,
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6. Upon motion it was-
Resolved, That Maj. J. P. Jervey, Resident Engineer, Atlantic
Division, be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective
June 1, 1912, which ordinarily would not be due until July 6, 1912.
7. Upon motion it was-
Resolved, That Edward Schildhauer, Electrical and Mechanical
Engineer, be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective
May 15, 1912, which ordinarily would not be (ldue until June 27, 1912.
S. The following resolution adopted by letter ballot, authorizing,
effective October 1, 1912, the payment to employees for accrued
leave at. termination of actual service, or their estates at death, was
formally confirmed:
Resolved, That any employee of the Commission whose service
terminates on or after October 1, 1912, whether by resignation or by
discharge, at, a time when he has leave with pay due him under the
regulations of the Commission, instead of being granted such leave
of absence with pay shall, at the time of termination of his actual
service and in addition to his regular pay for such service, be paid
an amount equal to the amount he would have been entitled to
receive had he been granted leave under the regulations of the Com-
mission; and that there shall be paid to the estate of an employee
whose service is terminated by death at, a time when leave is due
him an amount. equal to the amount lie would have received had his
service terminated by resignation or discharge.
. 9. The following amendment to the ordinance "providing for the
licensing and regulation of motor vehicles in the Canal Zone," adopted
by the Commission by letter ballot, was formally confirmed:

AMENDMENT OF THE ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION
OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN THE CANAL ZONE.
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission, asfollowis:
That the ordinance providing for the licensing and regulation of motor vehicles in
the Canal Zone, enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission at its 158th meeting on
August 25, 1910, and approved by the Acting Secretary of War October 31, 1910, be,
and the same is hereby, amended, as follows:
SECTION I is amended so that the same shall now read as follows:
SECTION I. That, hereafter, there shall be collected and accounted for as other
similar taxes, the following license taxes from the owners or operators of motor vehicles
used -r employed on the streets or roads of the Canal Zone, viz: (1) Excepting motor
cycles, (a) for each motor vehicle operated for the transportation of freight for hire,
or for the transportation of merchandise or freight by any merchant or dealer, ninety
dollars ($90) per annum; (b) for each motor vehicle operated for the transportation of
passengers for hire, fifty dollars ($50) per annum; (c) for each motor vehicle operated
for pleasure twenty-five dollars ($25) per annum; and (II) for each motor cycle ten
dollars ($10) per annum: Provided, however, That for motor vehicles operated over the
streets and roadsof the Canal Zonewhich have already been duly licensed and authorized
to operate over the streets and roads of the Republic of Panama, and where the licensees
are residents of the Republic of Panama, there may be collected, with the approval
of the Head of the Department of Civil Administration, in lieu of the license taxes
above enumerated, license taxes as follows: (1) Excepting motor cycles, (a) for each
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motor vehicle operated for the transportation of freight for hire, or for the tranaporta-
tion of merchandise or freight by any merchant or dealer, ninety dollars ($90) per an-
num; (b) for each motor vehicle operated for the transportation of passengers for hire
thirty dollars ($30) per annum; (c) for each motor vehicle operated for pleasure five
dollars ($5') per annum; and (II) for each motor cycle two dollars ($2) per annum; if,
reciprocally on the various kinds of motor vehicles in this proviso enumerated, which
have already been duly licensed for operation over the streets and roads of the Canal
Zone, and where the licensees are residents of the Canal Zone, there are exacted and
collected in the Republic of Panama total license taxes or charges, per annum, not
exceeding the respective license taxes, in this proviso enumerated; and in the event
that the reciprocal motor vehicle license taxes of the classes herein enumerated are
increased in the Republic of Panama over those herein named, there shall be collected
-in the Canal Zone, with the approval of the Head of the Department of Civil Admin-
istration, reciprocal motor vehicle license taxes equal to the total thus reciprocally -
-charged in the Republic of Panama: And provided further, That where any motor
vehicle licensed in the Canal Zone shall, before the period for which the license is
taken expires, be sold or transferred by the licensee to some other person who may
desire to continue to use and operate such vehicle over the streets and roads of the
Canal Zone, such transferee, by application to the Collector of Revenues, and upon
submission of satisfactory evidence of such purchase or transfer, may have the license
transferred to him by endorsement made thereon by the Collector of Revenues, author-
izing such transferee to operate such motor vehicle under such license, without the
payment of any additional license charge or fee.
10. The following resolution adopted by letter ballot, governing
the treatment of officers and men of the United States Army, Navy,
and Marine Corps in Commission hospitals, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That the additional paragraph to the regulation govern-
ing the treatment of individuals by the physicians, and in the hos-
pitals, of the Health Department of the Government of the Canal
Zone, adopted by the Commission at its 136th meeting, and changed
at its 145th meeting, be further changed to read as follows:
Officers and enlisted men of the United States Army and of the
united States Navy and of the United States Marine Corps, stationed
for duty on the Canal Zone, or cruising in adjacent waters, shall be
admitted to, and treated in, Commission hospitals at the following
rate: Officers, $1 a day; enlisted men, at the actual cost of their
subsistence as determined each month; and the members of their
families may be admitted to hospitals and treated at dispensaries on
the same basis as members of families of employees of the Isthmian
Canal Commission. Such treatment shall include professional attend-
ance, operations when necessary, medical supplies, subsistence, and
transportation on the hospital car from any point between Colon and
Panama.
11. Upon the recommendation of the Chief Sanitary Officer it
was-
Resolved, That paragraph 3, under section K, of the regulations
governing the treatment of persons by physicians and in the hos-.
pitals of the Health Department of the Government of the Canal
Zone be amended by the elimination of the entire paragraph, with
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12. The chairman presented statements covering changes in the
status of employees on duty in the United States for the periods from
January 1, 1911, to June 30, 1911, inclusive, and from July 1, 1911,
to December 31, 1911, inclusive, all of which were ratified and con-
firmed.
13. The chairman presented statements showing the appoint,-
ments, promotions, and other changes in the personnel:
(a) In the Department of Construction and Engineering for the weeks ending
January 7, 14, 21, and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1,
8, 15, 22, and 29; May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and
29; August 5, 12, 19, and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28;
November 4, 11, 18, and 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20,
and 27; February 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(b) In the Department of Civil Administration for the weeks ending January 7, 14,
21, and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, and
29; May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5,
12, 19, and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28; November 4,
11, 18, and 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; Febru-
ary 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(c) In the Department of Sanitation for the weeks ending January 7, 14, 21, and 28,
February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; May 6,
13, 20, and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5, 12, 19, and
26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28; November 4, 11, 18;
and 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; February 3,
10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(d) In the Quartermaster's Department for the weeks ending January 7, 14, 21,
and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18. and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29;
May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5, 12,
19, and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28; November 4,
11, 18, and 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; Febru-
ary 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(e) In the Subsistence Department for the weeks ending January 14, 21, and 28;
February 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 22, and 29; May 6, 13, 20,
and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5, 12, 19, and 26;
September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28; November 4, 11, 18, and 25;
December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; February 3, 10, 17,
and 24; March 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(f) In the Department of Disbursements for the weeks ending. January 7 and 28;
February 4; March 4 and 25; April 1, 8, 22, and 29; May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 17
and 24; July 1 and 8; August 5 and 12; September 2, 9, 23, and 30; October 7, 14,
21, and 28; November 4 and 25; December 23 and 30, 1911; January 13 and 27;
February 17; March 2, 23, and 30, 1912.
(g) In the Department of Examination of Accounts for the weeks ending January 7,
14, and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, and
29; May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5, 12,
19, and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, and 21; November 4, 11,
18, and 25; December 2, 9, 16, and 23, 1911; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; February 3,
10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(h) In the Department of Law for the weeks ending January 7, 14, and 28; Febru -
ary 25; May 20; September 2, 16, and 23; November 25, 1911; January 13 and 27;
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(i) In the Tsthmian Canal Commission Band for the weeks ending January 7; Feb-
niary 4; March 4, 11, and 25; April 8 and 29; May 6, 13, and 27; June 17; July 29;
September 9 and 23; October 14, 21, and 28; November 18; December 23 and 80,
1911; January 20; February 3; March 2 and 30, 1912.
(j) In the Panama Railroad Commissary Department for the weeks ending Janu-
ary 7, 14, 21, and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 8,
15, 22, and 29; May 6, 13, 20, and 27; Juhe 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29;
August 5, 12, 19, and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28;'
November 4, 11, 18, and 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20,
and 27; February 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
(k1) In the Panama Railroad relocation for the weeks ending January 7, 14, 21,
and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29,
May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3, 10, 17, and 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5, 12;
19, and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 7, 14, 21, and 28; November 4,-
11, 18, and 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1911; January 6, 13, 20, and 27; Feb-..
ruary 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1912.
All of which were ratified and approved.
14. Upon motion it, was-
Resolved, That in accordance with the provisions of sec. 4 of the
regulations respecting the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Canal
Zone, adopted by the Commission April 27, 1907, and approved by
the Secretary of War May 17, 1907, the towns and villages of the
Canal Zone in which saloons and drinking places may be licensed for
the year commencing July 1, 19.12, and the areas in such towns and
villages within which such saloons and drinking places. may be
located be, and the same hereby are, fixed as follows:
Culebra: Lots 11 to 19, inclusive, block 1; lots 12 to 20, inclusive,
block 2; lots 1 to 9, inclusive, block 4; lots 2 to 10, inclusive, block 5,
West Culebra.
Empire: The area bounded by Second Avenue, Main Street, Sev-
enth Avenue, and Front Street: Provided, however, That. no saloons in
addition to the total number now being conducted on Front Street
shall be licensed.
Matachin: Oft the main street, of the town, on the north side of the
Panama Railroad, in line with the buildings in which saloons are now
located.
Gorgona: Area bounded by Second Street, Avenue E, Fifth Street,
and Central Avenue (or Avenue A), but no saloons will be permitted
to face on Central Avenue.
Gatun: All of blocks 7 and S; lots 1 to 5, inclusive, block 2; lots 1 to
5, inclusive, block 4; and lots 1 to 4, inclusive, block 6, of the new town
laid out by the Panama Railroad Co.
All of the areas described are more particularly indicated on maps,
numbered 1 to 11, inclusive, prepared in the Office of the Chief Engi-
neer of the Isthmian Canal Commission and approved by the Head
of the Department of Civil Administration.
The designation of the areas hereinbefore made, however, shall not
be construed as prohibiting the renewal of the licenses of dealers now
engaged in the retail sale of liquor, under proper license, in any of
the towns mentioned outside of the areas designated, the places of
business of all such dealers outside of the areas described being shown
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Resolved further, That the number of saloons to be located in each
town within the area designated shall not be restricted, except as
indicated on Front Street, Empire, but that each reliable and respon-
sible applicant shall be granted a license for the sale of liquor within
any such described area, in conformity with the regulations, upon the
payment of the necessary fee.
15. The Chairman reported in regard to the agreement for the pay-
ment of $10,000 per month to the Panama Railroad Co. for telegraph
and telephone service, as shown in paragraph 2 of the minutes of the
one hundred and fifty-eighth meeting of the Commission held on Au-
gust 25, 1910, that he had agreed with the company in accordance
with the recommendations of the committee representing both inter-
ests to reduce the payment made by the Commission for such serv-
ice to the sum of $7,000 per-month, beginning March 1, 1912.
The Chairman's action was approved.
16. Upon motion it was-
Resolved, That such of the Commission dentists as have been
granted the privilege of family quarters may, after two years' satis-
factory service, be assigned to the same class of quarters to which an
employee drawing $200 a month is entitled.


There being no further business before the Commission, the meeting
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ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-THIRD MEETING.


CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, April 4, 1913.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 2.30 p. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Hodges, Gaillard,
Sibert, Rousseau, Gorgas, and Thatcher.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Secretary, Mr. William
H. May, as Acting Secretary of the Commission for the meeting.
The minutes of the 162d meeting were read and approved.
1. The Chairman read the following Executive orders, which were
ordered to be spread upon the minutes:

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO PREVENT TRESPASSING UPON RESERVATIONS.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Order for the Canal Zone:
SECTION 1. Every person who shall go into or upon any reservation or other
place belonging to or under the control of the United States of America, the
Canal Zone Government, or the Panama Railroad Company, after such reserva-
tion or place has been posted as hereinafter prescribed in this Order, and with-
out the permission of the person in charge of such reservation or place, shall
be deemed guilty of trespassing: and upon conviction shall be punished by a
fine not to exceed $25.00, or by imprisonment in jail not to exceed 30 days, or
by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
SECTION 2. The posting required by this Order shall consist of printed or
painted signs, conspicuously placed, by the authority of the Chairman of the
Commission, at or near the reservation or place from which the public are to
be excluded, and shall in plain and simple words warn all persons against
trespassing upon the reservation or place.
SECTION 3. Every person who wilfully injures, destroys, or removes any
sign placed or erected under the provisions of this Order shall be punished by
a fine not to exceed $100.00, or by imprisonment in jail not to exceed 3 months,
or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
SECTION 4. This Order shall take effect 60 days from and after this date.
WM. H. TAFT.
THE WHTTE HOUSE.
April 17, 1912.
[No. 1519.]
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1814 MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, the Executive Order of May 13, 1911,
providing for the collection of a distillation tax in the Canal Zoge, is amended
as follows:
1. The output of each still may be measured by any method approved by the. '
Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission, if in his opinion measurement by
meter, as provided in section 3 of said Executive Order, is not satisfactory .
2. On and after January 1, 1913, the right to operate any still within the Canal
Zone shall cense and determine, and any person who shall, on or after that date,
manufacture or distill any of the spirits or alcoholic liquors enumerated in the
Executive Order of May 13, 1911, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon
conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars
($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the District Jail for a term not exceeding
twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, within the dis-
eretion of the court.
3. This order shall take effect from and after this date.
WM. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 21, 1912.
[No. 1532.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

OURS OF SERVICE OF LABORERS AND MECHANICS EMPLOYED UPON WORK FOR THIT
UNITED STATES.

By virtue of the authority conferred upon me by Section 2 of the Act entitled
"An Act limiting the hours of daily service of laborers and mechanics employed
upon work done for the United States, or for any Territory, or for the District
of Columbia, and for other purposes," approved June 19, 1912, the provisions
and stipulations in said Act are hereby waived, until January first, nineteen
hundred and fifteen. as to any contract or contracts entered into in connection
with the construction of the Isthmian Canal.
WM. H. TAFTrr.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 19, 1912.
[No. 1547.1


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

CONSOLIDATING THE ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT OF GORGONA WITH THAT OF EMPIRE,
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following order
for the Canal Zone.
SECTION 1. The Administrative District of Emperador shall be known here-
after as the Administrative District of Empire, and the town of Empire shall
be the head of the District.
SECTION 2. The Administrative District of Gorgona is hereby abolished, and the
territory heretofore embraced in said District is incorporated into the Adminis-
trative District of Empire for all judicial, administrative and political purposes..
SECTION 3. The District Court of Gorgona is hereby abolished, and all cases,
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transferred to the District Court of Empire, to be tried and disposed of in said
court in like manner and form as if they. had been originally instituted therein,
without prejudice to any rulings or orders that ni:iy have been previously made
in said cases by the District Court of Gorgona; and all process issued in said
cases made returnable to the District Court of Gorgona sli:ll be returnable to
the District Court of Empire. and the records and files of the District Court
of Gorgona shall be transferred to and become a part of the records and files
of the District Court of Empire as soon as this order takes effect.
SECTION 4. If at any time it is impracticable to assign a District Judge of
one district to hold the court of another District Judge, the Head of the Depart-
ment of Civil Administration, with the approval of the Chairman of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, shall appoint some competent person to neact ns a special
judge to hold such court until the regular judge thereof returns to his duties,
or one of the District Judges is assigned to such court under the existing laws.
Any person appointed special judge hereunder, while serving in that capacity
shall receive compensat ion for his services at the same rate as that paid to the
regular district judge.
SECTION 5. The powers and duties heretofore vested in anud imposed on the
administrative officers of the District of Gorgona are hereby transferred to the
corresponding administrative officials respectively in the District of Empire;
together with the records and files belonging to such officers.
SECTION 6. The areas of Gatun Lake lying outside of the east and west lines
of the Canal Zone proper (original ten mile strip) and the lands adjacent to
said areas up to contour lines of one hundred feet above mean sea level, are
hereby included in the present Cristobal Administrative District, and in the
Third Judicial Circuit, for all judicial, administrative and political purposes;
except, that part of the Chagres and its confluences from the point where the
said river intersects the eastern line of the Canal Zone proper, thence to the
eastward up to contour lines of one hundred feet above mean sea level, which
shall be included in the Administrative District of Empire and in the Second
Judicial Circuit for such purposes.
SECTION 7. All laws and orders or parts thereof in conflict with this order
are hereby repealed.
SECTION 8. This order shall take effect ten days from and after this date;
provided, that the office of senior District Judge in accordance with the pre-
existing laws shall continue until December 31. 1912. at which date the said
office shall cease to exist.-and provided further, that nothing in this order
shall be construed to deprive any judicial or administrative officer of the Dis-
trict of Gorgona as now formed, of leave of absence with pay that may be due
him when this order takes effect.
WM. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 12th, 1912.
[No. 1605.1


PANAMAA CANAL TOLL RATES.]
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.
I, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, President of the United States of America, by
yirtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Act of Congress, approved
August .twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve, to provide for the opening,
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and government of the Canal Zone, do hereby prescribe and proclaim the folleow-
ing rates of toll to be paid by vessels using the Panama Canal:
1. On merchant vessels carrying passengers or cargo one dollar and twenty
cents ($1.20) per net vessel ton-each one hundred (100) cubic feet-of actual
earning capacity.
2. On vessels in ballast without passengers or cargo forty (40) percent less-
than the rate of tolls for vessels with passengers or cargo.
3. Upon naval vessels, other than transports, colliers, hospital ships and
supply ships, fifty (50) cents per displacement ton.
4. Upon army and navy transports, colliers, hospital ships and supply ships
one dollar and twenty cents ($1.20) per net ton, the vessels to be measured by
the same rules as are employed in determining the net tonnage of merchant -
vessels.
The Secretary of War will prepare and prescribe such rules for the measure,
ment of vessels and such regulations as may be necessary and proper to earry
this proclamation into full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this thirteenth day of November in
[SEAL.] the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve and at
the independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-
seventh.
WM H TarP
BY THE PRESIDENT:
P C KNOX
Secretary of State.
[No. 1225.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress entitled "An
Act to provide for the opening, maintenance, protection and operation of the
Panama Canal and the sanitation and government of the Canal Zone ", approved
August 24, 1912, I hereby declare that all land and land under water within the
limits of the Canal Zone are necessary for the construction, maintenance,
operation, protection and sanitation of the Panama Canal, and the Chairman
of the Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby directed to take possession, on
behalf of the United States, of all such land and land under water; and he
may extinguish, by agreement when practicable, all claims and titles of adverse
claimants to the occupancy of said land and land under water.
WM H TArr
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 5th, 1912.
[No. 1656.]

EXECUTIVE ORDER
TO AMEND THE EXECUTIVE ORDER PROVIDING FOR THE INSPECTION OF STEAM VESSELS.
APPROVED JULY 21, 1911.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Order for the Canal Zone:
SECTION 1. Section 10 of the Executive Order entitled "Executive Order
Providing for the Inspection of Steam Vessels," approved July 21, 1911, is
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SECTION 10. Before issuing an inspection certificate to any vessel, the Collec-
tor of Revenues shall demand and receive from the owner or master of such
vessel the following compensation for inspection and examination made for the
year, in addition to any fees for issuing enrollments and licenses now, or which
may hereafter be, allowed by law:
For each steam vessel under 15 gross tons ----------------------- $5.00
For each steam vessel over 15 gross tons and not exceeding 100 gross tons- 10. 00
For each and every gross ton in excess of 100 gross tons -------------- .05
The fees herein provided for shall cover the cost of the certificate, as well as
the cost of inspection and examination of the vessel, and shall be for the use
and benefit of the Canal Zone Government.
SECTION 2. Section 18 of the above-mentioned Executive Order is hereby
amended so as to read as follows:
SECTION 18. Every vessel coming within the provisions of this Order shall be
provided with such number of lifeboats, floats, rafts, life-preservers, line carry-
ing projectiles and best means of propelling them, lights, drags, anchors, and
with such other equipment, as, in the judgment of the Board of Local Inspec-
tors, will best procure the safety of all persons on board such vessels in case of
disaster. And every such vessel shall have the lifeboats required by this Order
provided with suitable boat disengaging apparatus, so arranged as to allow such
boats to be safely launched while such vessels are under speed, or otherwise,
so as to allow such disengaging apparatus to be operated by one person, disen-
gaging both ends of the boat simultaneously from the tackle by which it may
be lowered to the water; and the Board of Local Inspectors shall determine
the kind of lifeboats, floats, rafts, life-preservers, line carrying projectiles and
means of propelling the same, lights, drags, anchors, and other equipment which
are to be used on the vessel; and also the kind and capacity of the pumps for
freeing the vessel from water in case of heavy leakage, the capacity of such
pumps being suited to the navigation in which the vessel is employed.
SECTION 3. This order shall take effect thirty days from this date.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 13, 1913.
[No. 1680.1

EXECUTIVE ORDEB.
By virtue of the authority -vested in me I hereby order that all that area of
land in the Canal Zone known as Las Sabanns be excepted from the provisions
of the Executive Order of December 5, 1912, directing the Chairman of the
Isthmian Canal Commisson to take possession on behalf of the United States
of all privately owned lands in the Canal Zone, the said area being bounded on
the south by the present limits of the City of Panama, on the southeast by the
Pacific Ocean, on the northeast by the boundary line of the Canal Zone from
monument 99 for a distance of four thousand seven hundred and forty-four and
five-tenths (4744-5/10) meters to monument marked F," on the northwest by
a line extending from said monument F south 63 degrees 32 minutes west for a
distance of two thousand and eight and six-tenths (2008-6/10) meters to the
Intersection of said line with the Corundu River, and on the west by the
Corundu River from said point of intersection to the point where said river
crosses the present boundary line of the City of Panama.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE, .
February 18, 1918.
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EXECUTIVE ORDER.

All artisans, citizens of the United States, who are now or may hereafter be
in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission and who have rendered one
year's satisfactory service on the Isthmus of Panama, and who may be recom-,
mended, upon discharge, for transfer, may be transferred within three years to
corresponding positions in the classified service under the several Executive
Departments and independent Government establishments, without examination;
subject to the other provisions of the civil service rules.
WM H TArFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 18th, 1913.
[No. 1705.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
-By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 5 of the Panama Canal-
Act. approved August 24, 1912, directing the President to provide a method'
for the determination and adjustment of all claims arising out of personal
Injuries to employees thereafter occurring while directly engaged in actual.
work in connection with the construction, maintenance, operation or sanitation'
of the Canal, or of the Panama Railroad, or of any auxiliary canals, locks or-
other works necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, oper--
ation or sanitation of the Canal, whether such injuries result in death or not,
and prescribe a schedule of compensation therefore I hereby establish the fol-
lowing Order for the Canal Zone:
SECTION 1. The United States or the Panama Railroad Company shall pay
compensation as hereinafter specified for personal injuries to their respective
employees occurring after March 1st, 1913, while such employees are directly
engaged in actual work in connection with the construction, maintenance,
operation or sanitation of the Canal, or of the Panama Railroad, or of any
auxiliary canals, locks or other works necessary and convenient for the con-
struction, maintenance, operation or sanitation of the Canal, whether such
Injuries result in death or not; but no compensation shall be paid if the injury
is caused (1) by the employee's intention to bring about the injury or death
of himself or of another, or (2) by his intoxication.
SECTION 2. Compensation the exclusive remedy.-Except as provided in this
order, the United States and the Panama Railroad Company shall not be liable
for personal injury to or the death of an employee for which compensation is
provided in Section 1 hereof.
SECTION 3. Waiting Period.-During the first five days of disability resulting
from the injury the employee shall not be entitled to compensation, except
as provided in section 9. No compensation shall at any time be paid for such
period.
SECTION 4. Total disability.-If the injury results in total disability, there
shall be paid to the employee a monthly compensation equal to fifty per cent. of
his monthly pay. This compensation shall be paid during such disability, not
exceeding a period of six years from the fifth day of disability of any kind
resulting from the injury. After such period of six years there shall be paid
to the employee during such disability a monthly compensation equal to not
more than forty per cent. and not less than twenty-five per cent. of his monthly
pay.
SECTION 5. Partial disability.-If the injury results in partial disability, there
shall be paid to the employee a monthly compensation equal to fifty per cent.


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of the difference between his monthly pay and his wage earning capacity per
month after the beginning of such partial disability. This compensation shall
be paid during such disability for a period not exceeding six yenrs from the
fifth day of disability of any kind resulting from the injury. After such period
of six years, there shal! be paid to the employee during such disability a
monthly compensation equal to not more than forty per cent. and not less than
twenty-five per cent. of the difference between his monthly pay and his wage
earning capacity per month after such period of six years.
SECTION 6. Affidavit as to wages.-After the beginning of partial disability
the Governor of the Panama Canal may. from time to time, require the injured
employee to make an affidavit as to the wages per month which he is receiving.
In the statement of the wages the value of rent, board, lodging and other
advantages received from the employer, which can be estimated in money, shall
be taken into account. If the employee at any time fails to make such affi-
davit, he shall not be entitled to any compensation while such failure con-
tinues, and the period of such failure shall be deducted from the period during
which compensation is payable to the employee.
SECTION 7. Refusal to work.-lf the employee refuses to work after suitable
work is furnished to or secured for him by the United States or the Panama
Railroad Company he shall not be entitled to any compensation while such
refusal continues, and the period of such refusal shall be deducted from the
period during which compensation is payable to the employee.
SECTION 8. Sick leave.-If at the time disability begins the employee has to
his credit any unused sick leave, he may, at his option, subject to the approval
of the Governor of the Panama Canal, use such leave until exhausted. During
such time no compensation shall accrue, and any period of sick leave allowed
on account of such disability after the first five days of disability shall be
deducted from the period of six years referred to in Sections 4 and 5.
SECTION 9. Medical, etc., attendance.-There shall be furnished to the injured
employee reasonable medical, surgical and hospital services -and supplies,
unless the employee elects to furnish his own physician or to care for himself.
If in the opinion of the Governor of the Panama Canal a surgical operation is
necessary, either to save the life of the injured employee or to render the disa-
bility less serious, and the employee refuses to submit to such operation, he
shall not be entitled to any compensation thereafter, but in case of his death,
compensation shall be paid as hereinafter provided.
SECTION 10. Transportation of injured employees.-If in the opinion of the
Governor of the Panama Canal it is not desirable to continue the injured em-
ployee in the service, such employee, as soon as he is able to travel, shall, in
the discretion of the Governor of the Panama Canal, be furnished transporta-
tion to his home. If at the time of the injury the employee is on the Isthmus,
the Governor of the Panama Canal may, in his discretion, suspend, for such
period as such employee remains on the Isthmus after free transportation has
been offered to him, as herein provided, the compensation payable to such
employee.
SECTION 11. Death payments.-If the injury results in death within six
years, there shall be paid to the following persons for the following periods a
monthly compensation equal to the following percentages of the deceased
employee's monthly pay:
A To the widow or widower if there is no child:
If wholly dependent for support upon the deceased employee at the time
of the death, thirty-five per cent. for a period of six years from the
date of the death, unless before that time such widow or widower
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per cent. nor more than thirty per cent. until. death or marriage; if
partly dependent, the compensation shall be a proportionate amount
of the above compensation.
Bl To the widow or widower if there is a child:
The compensation payable under Clause A, and in addition thereto ten
per cent. for each child, not to exceed a total of fifty per cent. for self
and children; after the expiration of six years from the date of the
death the total for self and children shall not exceed twenty-five to
forty per cent. Compensation payable on account of any child shall
cease when he dies, marries, or reaches the age of eighteen, or .if
over the age of eighteen and incapable of self-support, becomes capable
of self-support.
o To the children if there is no icidow or widower:
Twenty-five per cent. for one child and ten per cent. additional for each -
additional child not to exceed a total of fifty per cent. divided among
such children share and share alike. After the expiration of six years
from the date of the death of the deceased employee, the total-shall
not exceed twenty-five to forty per cent. The compensation of each 4
child shall be paid until he dies. marries or reaches the age of eight-
een years, or if over the age of eighteen and incapable of self-support,
becomes capable of self-support.
1) To the parents, if there is no widow, widower or child:
If one is wholly dependent for support upon the deceased employee at
the time of his death and the other is not dependent to any extent,
twenty-five per cent; if both are wholly dependent, twenty per cent. to
each; if one is or both are partly dependent a proportionate amount in
the discretion of the Governor of the Panama Canal. This compensa-
tion shall be paid for a period of eight years from the time of the
death, unless before that time the parent dies, marries or ceases to be
independent.
E To the brothers, sisters, grandchildren and grandparents, if there is no widow,
'widower, child or dependent parent:
If one is wholly dependent upon the deceased employee for support at
the time of the death, twenty per cent.; if more than one are wholly
dependent, thirty per cent., divided among them share and share alike.
If there is no one of them wholly dependent, but one or more are
partly dependent, ten per cent. divided among them share and share
alike. The compensation of each beneficiary shall be paid for a period
of eight years from the time of the death unless before that time he,
if a grandparent dies, marries or ceases to be dependent, or, if a
brother, sister or grandchild, dies, marries or reaches the age of
eighteen years, or if over that age and incapable of self-support be-
comes capable of self-support.
I' As used in this section, the term "child" and "children include step-children,
adopted children, posthumous children and illegitimate children, but
do not include married children. The terms "brother" and "sister"
and their plurals include stepbrothers, and stepsisters, half-brothers '
and half-sisters, and brothers and sisters adopted by the parent of Y
the deceased employee, but do not include married brothers and mar-
ried sisters. The terms "grandchild" and "grandchildren include
children of adopted children, and children of stepchildren, but do
not include step-children of children, stepchildren of stepchildren,
stepchildren of adopted children or married grandchildren. All of the
above terms include only persons under eighteen years of age or over






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that age and incapable of self-support. The terms "parent" and
"parents" include step-parents and the parents by whom the de-
ceased employee was adopted. The terms grandparent and grand-
parents" include the parents of the parents by whom the deceased
employee was adopted, but do not include parents of step-parents,
step-parents of parents, or step-parents of step-parents. The termh
widow" and widower" include only the decedent's wife or hus-
band actually dependent upon him or her for support at the time of
the death.
G The period during which compensation was payable to the deceased em-
ployee before his death shall be deducted from the period of six years
referred to in Clauses A, B, and C, and from the period of eight years
referred to in Clauses D and E.
H Upon the cessation of compensation under this section to or on account
of any person, the compensation of the remaining persons entitled to
compensation for the unexpired part of the period during which their
compensation is payable, shall be that which such persons would have
received if they had been the only persons entitled to compensation
at the time of the decedent's death.
SECTION 12. Burial ex.penses.-If the employee dies as a result of the injury
away from his home, office or outside of the United States and compensation
has not ceased, his body shall, if practicable, or if desired by his relatives, and
if transportation has not been furnished the employee under Section 10 before
his death, be embalmed and transported in a hermetically sealed casket to the
home of the employee if such home is within the United States. If death
occurs on the Isthmus and the body is not transported away from the Isthmus.
the body shall be interred on the Isthmus at the expense of the United States
or of the Panama Railroad.
SECTION 13. Computation of Pay.-If the monthly pay of the employee is over
two hundred dollars a month, the monthly pay shall be considered to be two
hundred dollars. Subject to this maximum, the monthly pay shall be computed
as follows:
(A) If the employee is paid by the year divide his yearly pay at the time of
the injury by twelve;
(B) If the employee is paid by the month, take his monthly pay at the time of
the injury;
(C) If the employee is paid by the week, multiply his weekly pay at the time
of the injury by fifty-two and divide the result by twelve;
(D) If the employee is paid by the day, multiply his daily pay at the time of
the injury by twenty-six;
(E) If the employee is paid by the hour, multiply his hourly pay at the time
of the injury by the number of hours constituting a day's work and
multiply the result by twenty-six;
(F) If the employee is paid by his output; find his hourly pay at the time of
the injury by dividing the total amount earned by him in the employ-
ment in which and at the rate of pay at which he was employed at the
time of the injury, during so much of the thirty days next preceding
the injury, including the day of the injury, as he was so employed, by
the number of hours so employed during such thirty days. then proceed
as in (E) ;
(G) In making the computation provided in Clauses (E) and (F) of this sec-
tion, overtime shall not be taken into account;
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SECTION 14. Commutation of periodical payments.-If the monthly payments:
to the beneficiary are less than Five dollars per month, or if the beneficiary is .
not a citizen of the United States, or is or is about to become a non-resident of
the United States, or if the Governor of the Panama Canal determines that It
is for the best interests of the beneficiary, the liability of the United States or 43
of the Panama Railroad Company for compensation to such beneficiary shall
be discharged by the payment of a lnmp sum equal to two thirds of all future
payments of compensation. The probability of the beneficiary's death before
the expiration of the period during which he is entitled to compensation, shall
be de'ermiued according to the American Table of l ortality. The probability
of the happening of any other contingency affecting the amount or duration of
the compensation shall be disregarded.
Until such time as the President, under the authority of Section 4 of the Act
of August 24, 1912, entitled "An Act to provide for the opening, maintenance,-
protection and operation of the Panama Canal and the sanitation and govern-
ment of the Canal Zone," shall discontinue the Isthmian Canal Commission,
compensation shall be paid in a lump sum in all cases, unless the Chairman .of
the Is hmian Canal Commission in any case determines that payment in in-
stalments for any part or all of the period during which compensation is pay-
able is for the best interests of the United States or of the Panama Railroad
Company or of the beneficiary.
SECTION 15. Payment of the compensation shall be made to the beneficiary
or to such representative as the Governor of the Panama Canal may determine.
SECTION 16. Determination of wage earning capacity.-In the determination
of the employee's wage earning capacity after the beginning of partial disability
the value of rent, board, lodging and other advantages which are received from
his employer and which can be estimated in money, shall be taken into account.
SECTION 17. Notice of injury or death.-Immediately after the injury, the
injured employee or some one on his behalf shall give to the immediate superior
of such employee a written notice of the injury, and if the injury results in the
death of the employee, one of the persons entitled to compensation or some per-
son on his behalf, within 90 days thereafter, shall give to the immediate superior
of such employee or to the Governor of the Panama Canal a written notice of
such death. The notice shall state the name of the employee, his class of
service, the year, month, day and hour when and the particular locality where ,
the injury or death occurred, the cause of the injury or death, the nature of the
injury, the nature and extent of the disability resulting therefrom, and the
address of the employee and of the person giving the notice. The notice may
be given personally or sent by mail. The Governor of the Panama Canal may,
in his discretion, waive the giving of a notice.
SECTION 18. Report of injury or death.-Immediately after an injury to an
employee resulting in his death or in his probable disability, the immediate
superior of the employee shall at once make a report to the Governor of the
Panama Canal, containing such information as the Governor of the Panama .
Canal may, by regulation, require.
SECTION 19. Claim for compensation.-No compensation under this order shall
be allowed to any person unless he, or some on his behalf, shall make a written
claim therefore upon the Governor of the Panama Canal within the time specified
in Section 21. The claim may be served personally upon or sent by mail to the
Governor of the Panama Canal or to such person as he may, by regulation,
require.
SECTION 20. Contents of claim.-The claim shall be signed by the person
making the claim and shall state the name of the employee, his age, sex,.
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particular locality where the injury or death occurred, the cause of the injury
or death, the nature of the injury, the nature and extent of the disability
resulting therefrom; the monthly pay of the employee at the time of the injury,
the relationship of the person entitled to compensation to the employee, the
names and addresses of all persons entitled to compensation on account of such
injury or death, the amount and duration of the compensation claimed, and the
address of the person making the claim. The claim shall be sworn to by the
person entitled to compensation or by the person acting on his behalf, and,
except in case of death, or as otherwise provided in regulations prescribed by
the Governor of the Panama Canal, shall be accompanied by a certificate of
the employee's physician, if any, stating the nature of the injury, and the
nature and extent of the disability. The claim shall, wherever possible, be
made on forms furnished by the Governor of the Panama Canal, and in addition
to the statements above required, shall contain such other information as the
Governor of the Panama Canal may require.
The Governor of the Panama Canal may waive the making of and swearing
to claims and the inclusion therein of any of the above requirements in such
cases as he may deem proper.
SECTION 21. Time within which claim must be made.-Claims for compensa-
tion shall be made within sixty days after the injury, or, in case of death,
within one year after the death. For any reasonable cause shown, the Gov-
ernor of the Pana;ma Canal may allow claim for injury to be filed within
one year after the injury.
SECTION 22. Amendment of claim.-The Governor of the Panama Canal may,
after receipt of the claim, demand a further claim specifying in the demand
in what particular the claim is defective. Failure to make such demand shall
constitute a waiver by the United States or by the Panama Railroad Com-
pany, as the case- may be, of all defects which the claim may contain. After
receipt of such demand, the person making the claim may, at any time within
60 days, make an amended claim which shall supersede the first claim and-
have the same effect as an original claim.
SECTION 23. Medical examination.-After the injury and during disability
the employee shall as frequently and at such times and places as may be
reasonably required submit himself to examination by a medical officer of the
United States or by a duly qualified physician designated by the Governor
of the Panama Canal and paid by the United States or by the Panama Railroad
Company, as the case may be. The employee may have a duly qualified
physician designated and paid by him present to participate in such examina-
tion. Foe all examinations after the first, the employee shall, in the dis-
cretion of the Governor of the Panama Canal, be paid his reasonable traveling
and other expenses and loss of wages incurred in order to submit to such
examination. If the employee refuses to submit himself for or in any way
obstructs any examination, his right to claim compensation under this order
shall be suspended until such refusal or obstruction ceases. No compensation
shall be payable while such refusal or obstruction continues and such period
shall be deducted from the period for which compensation would otherwise
be payable.
SECTION 24. Disagreement between physicians.-In case of any disagreement
between the physician making an examination on the part of the United
States or the Panama Railroad Company and the employee's physician, the
Governor of the Panama Canal shall appoint a third physician, duly qualified.
The decision of the majority shall be final. A reasonable fee shall be allowed
and paid by the United States or by the Panama Railroad Company, as the
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case may be, to such third physician if he is not a medical officer of the United ,
States.
SECTION 25. Assignment of right against third person.-If an injury or death
for which compensation is payable under this order is caused under circum-
stances creating a legal liability in some person other than the United States
or the Panama Railroad Company to pay damages therefore, no compensation
shall be payable to any beneficiary for such injury or death until he assigns
to the United States or to the Panama Railroad Company, as the case may be,
any right of action which he may have to enforce such liability of such other ,
person, or any right which he may have to share in any money (or other
property) received in satisfaction of such liability of such other person. The
United States or the Panama Railroad Company, as the case may be, if it
prosecutes such right to judgment or settlement shall after deducting the
amount of any compensation already paid to the beneficiary and the costs of
such prosecution, pay over to the beneficiary any surplus remaining. Such
surplus so paid over shall be credited on future instalments of compensation
as they become due. The Governor of the Panama Canal may waive, the
requirement of such assignment or may waive it for such period as he may
deem proper.
SECTION 26. Assignment of right against Panama Railroad Company.-If an
injury or death for which compensation is payable under this order is caused
under circumstances creating a legal liability in the Panama Railroad Company
to pay damages therefore under the laws of any State, Territory or possession
of the United States or of the District of Columbia or of any foreign country,
no compensation shall be payable to any beneficiary for such injury or death
until he releases to the Panama Railroad Company, any right of action which
he may have to enforce such liability of the Panama Railroad or until he as-
signs to the United States or to the Paziama Railroad Company, as the case
may be, any right which he may have to share in any money (or other property)
received in satisfaction of such liability of the Panama Railroad Company.
The Governor of the Panama Canal may waive the requirement of such assign-
ment or release for such period as he may deem proper.
SECTION 27. Assignments and attachments.-No claims for compensation un-
der this order shall be assignable, and all compensation and claims therefore
shall be exempt from all claims of creditors. This section is hereby constituted
a part of the Laws of the Canal Zone.
SECTION 28. Attorneys' fees.-No claim for legal services in connection with
any claim arising under this order shall be enforceable unless approved by the
Governor of the Panama Canal. This section is hereby constituted a part of
the Laws of the Canal Zone.
SECTION 29. Modification of allowance of compensation.-The Governor of the -
Panama Canal may at any time review, and, in accordance with the facts found
in such review, end, diminish, or increase any compensation previously fixed or
determined.
SECTION 30. Recovery of compensation erroneously paid.-If any compensa-
tion is paid under mistake of law or of fact the Governor of the Panama Canal
shall immediately cancel any order under which such compensation has been
paid, and shall recover, as far as practicable, any amount which has been so
paid.
SECTION 31. Powers of Governor of the Panama Canal.-The Governor of the
Panama Canal shall make all necessary rules and regulations for the proper,,
effective, and economical enforcement of this order, and shall decide all ques-
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determination of any fact necessary to or underlying any claim hereunder, shall
be final and conclusive upon all parties and claimants or beneficiaries.
SECTION 32. Powers of Chairman of Isthmian Canal Commission.-Until such
time as the President, under the authority of section 4 of the Act of August
24, 1912, entitled "An act to provide for the opening, maintenance, protection
and operation of the Panama Canal, and the sanitation and government of
the Canal Zone" shall discontinue the Isthmian Canal Commission, and until
the Governor of the Panama Canal is appointed and has qualified, all the rights,
powers and duties vested in the Governor of the Panama Canal by this order
shall be exercised by the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
SECTION 33. Penalty for false sweari.g.-Whoever shall make in any affidavit
required under section 6 or in any claim required by section 19, any statement,
knowing it to be false, shall be deemed guilty of perjury and shall be punished
by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by imprisonment for not more than 2
years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. This section is hereby con-
stituted a part of the Laws of the Canal Zone.
SECTION 34. Singular and n-asculine.-Wherever used in this order the singular
includes the plural and the masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
SECTION 35. Liability of United States and of Panama Railroad. Company.-
If the payment of compensation under this order on account of an injury or
death is to be made from the funds of the United States, the Panama Railroad
Company shall be released and discharged from all liability on account of such
injury or death, and if it is to be made from the funds of the Panama Rail-
road Company the United States shall be released and discharged from all
liability on account of such injury or death. This section is hereby constituted
a part of the Laws of the Canal Zone.
SECTION 36. Repeal of Laws of Canal Zone.-All laws of the Canal Zone in-
consistent with any of the provisions of this order are hereby repealed. This
section is hereby constituted a part of the Laws of the Canal Zone.
SECTION 37. Time of taking effect.-This order shall take effect March 1,
1913.
WM H TAFT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 26th, 1913.
[No 1722M.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Executive Order for the Canal Zone:
SEC. 1: It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully
disturb or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or to take the eggs of any bird,
except in the form and manner permitted by the regulations provided for by
this Order.
SEC. 2: The Isthmian Canal Commission, or the Governor of the Panama
Canal after the reorganization is established, is hereby empowered and directed
to enact suitable regulations, from time to time, for the protection of birds and
their nests, and prescribing the form and manner in which birds may be hunted,
and the kinds of birds that may be hunted, and those that shall not be molested.
SEC. 3: A violation of any of the regulations established under this Order
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred ($100.00) dollars or
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SEC. 4: This Order shall take effect thirty days after its publication in the
Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
19 March, 1913.
[No. 1749.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO AMEND AN EXECUTIVE ORDER APPROVED FEBRUARY 5, 1912, PROVIDING AN INEX-
PENSIVE METHOD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATES OF DECEASED AND
INSANE PERSONS IN CERTAIN CASES, ETC.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Executive Order for the Canal Zone:
SECTION I. That Section 1 of an Executive Order entitled: Executive Order
to provide an inexpensive method for the administration of estates of deceased
and insane persons in certain cases, and to repeal Act 24 of the Canal Zone
laws and the Executive Orders amendatory thereto", and the first paragraph
of section 8 of said Order, are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SECTION 1. Whenever an employee in the service of the Isthmian Canal Com-.
mission, or the Government of the Canal Zone, or of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany, shall die, leaving an estate in the said Zone, or whenever such decedent,
being a citizen of the United States. leaves an estate in the Canal Zone or in
the Republic of Panama ; and the said estate consists of personal property only
and a regular administration shall not have been instituted in the Courts of
the Canal Zone thereon, the Collector of Revenues for the Canal Zone is hereby
authorized and directed to take possession of the estate of the said deceased
person and to make a complete inventory thereof and present the same to the
Judge of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit of the Canal Zone, to
be filed by the said Judge in the records of his court when approved by him.
SECTION 8. If an employee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the Govern-
ment of the Canal Zone, or the Panama Railroad Company should be adjudged
insane by the Canal Zone Courts and the estate consists entirely of personal
property and no regular guardianship of such estate shall have been instituted
by the Canal Zone Courts, it shall be the duty of the Collector of Revenues to
take possession of the estate of such insane person, including any salary or
other acknowledged claim due to such employee by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, the Canal Zone Government or the Panama Railroad Company, and
make a complete inventory thereof and file the same with the Judge of the
Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit of the Canal Zone, and under the
direction and with the approval of the Judge of said court, the Collector of
Revenues may pay the lawful indebtedness due by the insane person, as well
as the expenses incurred in administrating the said estate and he shall hold the
residue of the estate subject to the orders of the Circuit Judge.
SECTION II This amendment shall apply to the estates of employees who died i
or became insane prior to this date as well as to those who die or are adjudged
insane hereafter.
SECTION III. This order shall take effect from and after this date.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 20th, 1913.
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EXECUTIVE ORDER

RELATING TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Order for the Canal Zone.
SECTION I.

No corporation or joint stock company (other than insurance companies)
organized under the laws of any State or Territory of the United States or of
any foreign government shall do business in the Canal Zone until after it has
filed in the office of the Collector of Revenues a duly authenticated copy of its
charter or articles of incorporation, as well as a statement, verified by the oath
of the-president or secretary of said corporation and attested by a majority of
its board of directors, showing:
1. The name of such corporation and the location of its principal office or
place of business outside of the Canal Zone; and if it is to have any place of
business or principal office within the Canal Zone. the location thereof.
2. The amount of its capital stock.
3. The amount of its capital stock actually paid in, in money, and the amount
of its capital stock paid in, in any other way, and in what way the payment
was made.
4. The amount of assets of the corporation and in what the assets consist, and
the actual cash value thereof.
5. The liabilities of such corporation, and if any of its indebtedness is
secured, how secured, and upon what property.
6. Such other evidence as the Collector of Revenues may deem necessary to
satisfy him of the financial standing or solvency of the corporation or company.

SECTION II.

Such corporation or joint stock company shall file a certificate with the
Collector of Revenues, certifying that said corporation or joint stock company
has consented to be sued in the Canal Zones upon all causes of action arising
against it therein, and designating the Collector of Revenues, and his successors
in office, to be its true and lawful attorney, upon whom all process in any such
action may be served; and it shall agree that any lawful process against it
served on such attorney shall constitute a valid service upon it, and that his
authority shall continue in force so long as any liability against it remains
outstanding in the Canal Zone.
Such power of attorney, and the vote authorizing its execution, duly certified
and authenticated, shall be filed in the office of the Collector of Revenues, and
a copy thereof, certified by him, shall be sufficient evidence thereof.
No corporation or joint stock company shall do business in the Canal Zone
until such certificate is duly filed and the other provisions of this Order are
complied with.
SECTION III.

Upon compliance with the conditions set out in the foregoing section of this
Order and the payment of an annual fee, in advance, of $50.00, to the Collector
of Revenues, he shall issue to such corporation or company a certificate author-
izing it to do business within the Canal Zone. Such certificate, however, shall
be terminable by the direction of the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone, but if
terminated without fault upon the part of the corporation or joint stock com-
pany, a proportionate rebate of the license fee will be made to such corporation
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SECTION IV.
Any agent or person representing a corporation or joint stock company who
does business in the Canal Zone before such corporation or company has com-
plied with the provisions of this order shall be subject to a fine not exceeding
$25.00, or imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, and each day's business
so done by such agent or person shall be considered a separate offense for the
purposes of this order.
SECTION V.
This Order shall not be held to modify the provisions of an Executive Order
relating to insurance companies, dated March 12, 1907, effective July 1, 1907.

SECTION VI.

This Order shall take effect 60 days from the date of its publication in the
Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 20th, 1913.
[No. 1752.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Whereas, an Executive Order was promulgated on Febiuary 26, 1913, provid-
ing a method of compensation for personal injuries to, or for the death of,
employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission and of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany, and no appropriation has been made available for the payment of com-
pensation under the terms of such Order;
And whereas, the provisions for the payment of claims for injuries to, or for
the death of, employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission and of the Panama
Railroad Company, in force prior to the time of the promulgation of said Order
of February 26, 1913, should continue until the Order just mentioned can be
made effective;
By virtue of the authority vested in me,
It is Ordered, That the operation of the said Order of February 26, 1913,
is hereby suspended until further executive order or direction in the premises;
And it is Further Ordered, That, until such further order or direction, pay-
ment of compensation for injuries to, or for the death of employees of the Isth-
mian Canal Commission and of the Panama Railroad Company, occurring after
February 28, 1913, shall, as before that date, continue to be made in accordance
with the Act of Congress, approved May 30, 1908. (35 Stat. 556), being "An Act
Granting to certain employees of the United States the right to receive from
it compensation for injuries sustained in the course of their employment," the
Act of Congress, approved February 24. 1909, (35 Stat. 645), being "An Act
Relating to injured employees on the Isthmian Canal," Section 5 of the Act of
Congress, approved March 4, 1911, being "An Act Making appropriations for
sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth,
nineteen hundred and twelve, and for other purposes," the laws of the Canal
Zone, and the rules and regulations heretofore made in regard thereto.
WOODBOW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 24, 1918.
[No. 1755.]






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2. The Commission confirmed its action by letter ballot of October
14, 1912, allowing 15 days' sick leave, with pay, to Rafael Neira A.,
Inspector, Department of Civil Administration, the following resolu-
tion being approved:
Resolved, That 15 days' sick leave, with pay, to Rafael Neira A.,
Inspector, Department of Civil Administration, be authorized.
3. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Harry A. Kersey, draftsman, Office of the Chief Engineer, to enter
July 25, 1912, upon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, was for-
mally confirmed:
Resolved, That Harry A. Kersey, draftsman, Office of the Chief
Engineer, be granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective
July 25, 1912, which ordinarily would not be due until August 11,
1912.
4. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Lieut. Col. E. T. Wilson, Subsistence Officer, to enter June 4, 1912,
upon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That Lieut. Col. E. T. Wilson, Subsistence Officer, be
granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective June 4, 1912,
which ordinarily would not be due until July 14, 1912.
5. The Commission confirmed its action by letter ballot in authoriz-
ing payment to William J. Stratton, General Foreman, Pacific Divi-
sion, for 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective August, 2, 1912,
from which he was prevented from reporting for duty within 15 days
after the expiration thereof, on account of illness, the following reso-
lution being approved:
Resolved, That payment to William J. Stratton of the salary due
him for 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective August 2, 1912,
be authorized.
6. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Joseph A. Close, transitman, Pacific Division, to enter September 25,
1912, upon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, was formally con-
firmed:
Resolved, That Joseph A. Close, transitman, Pacific Division, be
granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective September 25,
1912, which ordinarily would not be due until September 26, 1912.
7. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Donald F. MacDonald, geologist, Office of the Chairman, to enter
December 16, 1912, upon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, was
formally confirmed:
Resolved, That Donald F. MacDonald, geologist, Office of the
Chairman, be granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective
December 16, 1912, which ordinarily would not be due until Decem-
ber 25, 1912.


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8. The Commission formally confirmed the following resolution,
adopted by letter ballot, providing for a reduction in the amount of
rental paid by the Panama Railroad Company to the Isthmian Canal
Commission for the use of wharves and docks under the lease executed
November 15, 1906, on account of the demolition of a portion of the
lumber dock at Balboa:
Resolved, That on account of the abandonment of that portion of
the lumber dock at Balboa demolished on August 17, 1912, and here-
tofore included in the docks and wharves leased to the Panama Rail-
road Company under the lease executed November 15, 1906, the an-
nual rental paid thereunder shall be reduced, effective August 17,
1912, by $6,106.25, which represents the proportionate rental of that
part of the lumber dock abandoned, the amount of reduction being in
proportion to that which the area of the demolished part. of the dock
bears to its total area.
9. The following resolution adopted by letter ballot, removing
the limit on the amount of leave which may be accumulated by an
employee, was formally confirmed:
Whereas it is desired to keep intact such of the Canal organization
as will be needed during the remainder of the construction period
and to encourage employees to remain on the work so long as their
services may be needed, be it
Resolved, That, effective April 1, 1913, the limit on the amount of
leave which may be accumulated by an employee shall be removed,
and thereafter leave may be accumulated up to the time the em-
ployee's service is terminated or until he is transferred to the per-
ment organization for the completion and operation of the Canal.
Provided, however, that the rules heretofore governing the forfeiture
of leave for unsatisfactory workmanship or conduct shall continue
unchanged. An employee who has prior to April 1, 1913, accumu-
lated the maximum leave allowed under the present rules will earn
additional leave for service performed on and after that date, to be
computed under the rules as at present in force.
10. The following resolution adopted by letter ballot, of June 5,
1912, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That the Acting head of the Department of Civil Ad-
ministration be, and is hereby, authorized to take the necessary steps
for the issuance of licenses for the retail sale of liquor in the Canal
Zone for the year beginning July 1, 1912, to the following applicants:
Culcbra: Hlatachiin:
Vicente Camianos E. Lai Wo.
Lee Hop. Agapito Centeno.
Francisco Wong. Kwong Sang.
Wo Chan. Mar Go.
-Ho Chong and Leon Chow. Tai Fan.
Chong Jan. Empire:
Ho Kwong. Mezele Gustavo.
William G. Bell. Manuel Leones.







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Empire-Continued. Gorgona-Continued.
Jose Sandi. Antonio Mas.
Lai Hing & Co. George Andrade.
Vicente Ansola (new). Gatun:
Chee Hing. Pedro Grau.
Choug Tal. Wing Kee.
Yuen Chong. Yee Kee.
Wing Wo. Dario Rodriguez.
Wai Loy. John B. Schuetz.
Curtis A. Brothers (new). Julien Joly.
Antonio Sun (new). Prudencio San Martin.
Joaquin Yun Sang. William Enoch Thibou.
Gorgona:
Esteban Duran.
Jacob Kowalsky.
11. The Commission formally confirmed its approval of the amend-
ment, adopted by letter ballot, to paragraph "A" of Section 7 of the
" Regulations providing for certain taxes and licenses in the Canal
Zone other than for the sale of intoxicating liquors," under which
reciprocal rates are provided in the Republic of Panama and in
the Canal Zone on all animal-drawn vehicles employed in the Repub-
lic and the Zone in the transportation of passengers and property
for hire when licensed in either jurisdiction, the amendment being
as follows:
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission:
*That paragraph (a). section 7 of the Ordinance entitled Regulations Pro-
viding for Certain Taxes and Licenses in the Canal Zone, other than for the
Sale of Intoxicating Liquors," enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission June
9, 1908, and approved by the Secretary of War June 30, 190S. as said paragraph
(a) was amended by ordinance enacted by said Commission August 25, 1910,
and approved by the Acting Secretary of War October 31, 1910, and as said
paragraph now reads, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as
follows:
SEc. 7. (a) For the operation or employment of public vehicles not drawn
or propelled by steam, gasoline, electricity, or other motor power, the following
license taxes shall be charged and collected, to wit: For each coach, carriage,
or other conveyance employed in the transportation of passengers for hire,
one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) per month; for each cart, dray, wagon,
or other c-onveyance employed in the transportation of freight, merchandise, or
other property for hire, or employed by any merchant in the transportation
of merchandise, two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per month for ench two-
wheeled vehicle, and five dollars ($5.00) per month for each four-wheeled
vehicle; Provided, however, That if no license taxes or charges are imposed
or collected in the Republic of Panama for the employment therein of vehicles
of the character in this paragraph (a) named, or of either class thereof. which
are duly licensed in the Canal Zone, to residents thereof, for employment
therein, there shall not be imposed or collected in the Canal Zone any license
taxes or charges for the employment therein of like vehicles which are duly
licensed in .the Republic of Panama, to residents thereof, for employment in
said Republic.






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12. The chairman presented statements covering changes in the.
status of employees on duty in the United States for the period from
January 1, 1912, to June 30, 1912, inclusive, and from July 1, 1912,...
to December 31, 1912, inclusive, all of which were ratified and con-
firmed.
13. Upon motion, it was-
Resolved, That the chairman appoint a committee of four members -
of the commission to investigate and recommend to the commission
plans for the maintenance of the Panama Canal.
14. Upon motion, it was-
Resolved, That no licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors
in the Canal Zone be granted by the commission for any period be- .
ginning on or after July 1, 1913.
15. The chairman presented statements showing the appointments,
promotions, and other changes in the personnel:
(a) In the Department of Construction and Engineering for the weeks
ending April 6, 13, 20, and 27; May 4, 11, 18, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29;
July 6, 13, 20, and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and
28; October 5, 12, 19, and 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; December 7, 14,
21, and 28, 1912; January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, 15, and 22; March
1, 8. 15, 22, and 29, 1913.
(b) In the Department of Civil Administration for the weeks ending April
6, 13. 20. and 27; May 4, 11, 18, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; July 6,
13, 20, and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and 28; October
5, 12. 19, and 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; December 7, 14, 21, and 28,
1912: January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22,
and 29, 1913.
(c) In the Department of Sanitation for the weeks ending April 6, 13, 20,
and 27; May 4, 11, 18, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; July 6, 13, 20, and
27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and 28; October 5, 12,
19, and 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; December 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1912;
January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, and
29, 1913.
(d) In the Qunrtermaster's Department for the weeks ending April 6, 13,
20, and 27; May 4, 11, 18, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; July 6, 13, 20,
and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and 28; October 5,
12, 19, and 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; December 7, 14, 21, and 28,
1912; January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22,
and 29, 1913.
(e) In the Subsistence Department for the weeks ending April 6, 13, 20, and
27; May 11 and 18; June 1, 15, 22, and 29; July 6, 13, 20, and.27; August 3,
10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, and 28; October 5 and 26; November 2,
16, and 25; December 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1912; January 4, 11, 18, and 25; Feb-
ruary 1, 8, 15, and 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1913.
(f) In the Department of Disbursements for the weeks ending April 27;
May 4, 11, and 18; June 8, 15, and 29; July 6, 13, 20, and 27; August 3, 10, 17,
and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and 28; October 12 and 19; November 2, 9, 16,
and 23; December 7, 14, and 28, 1912; January 4, 11, and 18; February 1, 8,..
and 15; March 1, 15, and 22, 1913.






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(g) In the Department of the Examination of Accounts for the weeks end-
ing April 6, 13, 20, and 27; May 4, 11, 18, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29;
July 6, 13, 20, and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and
28; October 5, 12, 19, and 26; November 2, 9. 16. 23, and 30; December 7, 14,
21, and 28, 1912; January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, 15, and 22; March
1. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1913.
(h) In the Department of Law for the weeks ending April 13 and 27; May
4; June 15; August 17; September 21; October 12 and 19; November 30;
December 14, 1912; February 22, 1913.
(i) In the Isthmian Canal Commission Band for the weeks ending May
4 and 11; June 1, 22, and 29; August 3 and 10; September 7 and 28; October
5 and 26; November 2; December 28, 1912; January 4 and 18; February 15
and 22; March 1, 8, and 22, 1913.
(j) In the Panama Railroad Commissary Department for the weeks ending
April 6, 13, 20, and 27; May 4, 11, IS, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; July
6, 13, 20, and 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; September 7, 14, 21, and 28;
October 5, 12, 19, and 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; December 7, 14, 21,
and 28, 1912; January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1, 8, 15, and 22; March 1,
8, 15, 22, and 29, 1913.
(k) In the Panama Railroad relocation for the weeks ending April 6, 13, 20,
and 27; May 4, 11, 18, and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; July 6, 13, and 27;
August 3, 1912.
(1) In the Quartermaster's Department, Balboa Agency, for the weeks
ending March 15, 22, and 29, 1913.
All of which were ratified and approved.



There being no further business before the commission the meet-
ing adjourned at 3.55 p. m., subject to the call of the chairman.


















ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOURTH MEETING.


CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, September 10, 1913.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 3.15 p. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Hodges, Sibert,
Rousseau, Gorgas, Metcalfe, and Secretary Bishop.
The minutes of the one hundred and sixty-third meeting were read
and approved.
1. The Chairman read the following Executive orders, which were
ordered to be spread upon the minutes:

EXECUTIVE ORDER.
TO PROVIDE MARITIME QUARANTINE REGULATIONS FOR THE CANAL ZONE AND THE
HARBORS OF THE CITIES OF PANAMA AND COLON, REPUBLIC OF PANAMA.
Whereas the official opening of the Panama Canal will require a revision of the mari-
time quarantine regulations for the Canal Zone and the harbors of the cities of Panama
and Colon, Republic of Panama. and
Whereas the Government of the United States and the authorities of the Canal
Zone are authorized to establish such rules and regulations for the ports and harbors
of said cities, by virtue of the second paragraph of Article VII of the treaty between
the United States and the Republic of Panama for the construction of the Isthmian
Canal, signed November 18, 1903, which paragraph reads as follows:
"The Republic of Panama agrees that the cities of Panama and Colon shall comply
in perpetuity with the sanitary ordinances whether of a preventive or curative char-
acter. prescribed by the United States and in case the Government of Panama is
unable or fails in its duty to enforce this compliance by the cities of Panama and
Colon with the sanitary ordinances of the United States the Republic of Panama
grants to the United States the right and authority to enforce the same "
and section 6 of the Executive Order of December 3, 1904, known as the Taft
Agreement made between the Secretary of War of the United States and the Chief
Executive of the Republic of Panama, which section reads as follows:
"Section 6. This order also shall be inoperative unless the proper 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."
and Article I of Decree No. 66 of December 6, 1904, issued by the President of
Panama, agreeably to said Executive Order, and published in the Official Gazette
No. 70, of 1904, which article reads as follows:
"Article I. The authorities of the Canal Zone are empowered to exercise freely,
immediate and complete jurisdiction in all matters of sanitation and quarantine in
the waters of the ports of Panama and Colon. In consequence, the authorities of the
Republic shall proceed in conformity with the provisions of this decree to the end
that these may be strictly complied with."
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1836 MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION. |

By virtue of the authority vested in me and in conformity with the foregoing treaty !
provision and the Executive Order and Presidential Decree above mentioned, I
hereby establish the following maritime quarantine regulations for the Canal Zone
and for the harbors of the cities of Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama:

BILLS OF HEALTH.
Section I.-Masters of vessels clearing from any foreign port or from any port in the
possessions or other dependencies of the United States for a port in the Canal Zone
or for the ports of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, must obtain an original-,.
bill of health in duplicate from the officer or officers authorized by the quarantine
laws and regulations of the United States to sign such certificates for vessels entering
the ports of the United States.
The following form is prescribed for such bills of health:

Form No.

CANAL ZONE.
ORIGINAL BILL OF HEALTH.
I, (the person authorized to issue the bill, at the port of ), do hereby
state that the vessel hereinafter named clears from the port of under the fol-
lowing circumstances:
Name of vessel, Nationality, Rig, Master,
Tonnage, gross, ; net, Iron or wood, Number of compart-
ments for cargo, -- ; for steerage passengers, ; for crew,
Name of medical officer, --
Number of officers, ; of crew, including petty officers, ; of passengers,
first cabin, ; second cabin, ; steerage, Officers' families,
Total number of persons on board, -
Passengers destined for the Canal Zone or the city of Panama or Colon, first
cabin, second cabin, steerage.
Previous port, -
Number of cases of sickness, and character of same, during last voyage,
Number of cases of sickness, and character of same, while vessel- was in this
port, -
Vessel engaged in trade, and plies between and
Nature, sanitary history, and condition of cargo,
Source and wholesomeness of water supply,
Source and wholesomeness of food supply,
Sanitary history and health of officers and crew,
Sanitary history and health of passengers, cabin,
Sanitary history and health of passengers, steerage,
Sanitary history and condition of their effects,
Location of vessel while in port-wharf, ; open bay, ; distance from
shore, -
Time vessel was in port,
Character of communication with shore,
Sanitary condition of vessel,
Sanitary measures, if any, adopted while in port,
Sanitary condition of port and vicinity, -
Prevailing diseases at port and vicinity,
Malaria, -- deaths during month of
Number of cases and deaths from the following-named diseases during the past two
weeks, ending






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Diseases No. of No. of
cases deaths

Yellow fever
Asiatic cholera
Cholera nostras or cholerine
Smallpox
Typhus fever
Plague
Leprosy


Remarks.

Any condition affecting the public health existing in the port of departure or
vicinity to be here stated.
When there are no cases or deaths, entry to that effect must be made.
I certify-that the vessel has complied with the Quarantine Rules and Regulations
made under the act of February 15, 1893, and that the vessel leaves this port bound
for -- Canal Zone, or Republic of Panama, via --
Given under my hand and seal this ---- day of 191-.
iSignature of Consular Officer) -
(SEAL)

Section 2.-Vessels clearing from any foreign port or from any port in the posses-
sions or other dependencies of the United States for a port in the Canal Zone or for
the port of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, and entering or calling at inter-
mediate ports, must procure at all said ports a supplemental bill of health in dupli-
cate, from the officer or officers authorized by the quarantine laws and regulations of
the United States to sign such certificates for vessels entering the ports of the United
States. If a quarantinable disease has appeared on board the vessel after leaving the
original port of departure, or other circumstances presumably render the vessel in-
fected, the supplemental bill of health should be withheld until such sanitary measures
have been taken as are necessary.
The following form is prescribed for supplemental bills of health:

CANAL ZONE

SUPPLEMENTAL BILL OF HEALTH
Port of
Vessel bound from -- to Canal Zone, or Republic of
Panama.
Sanitary condition of port and vicinity
Prevailing diseases at port and vicinit.
Malaria deaths during month of
Number of cases and deaths from the following-named diseases during the past two
weeks, ending


Remarks. (Any condition affecting the
No. of No. of public health existing in the port to
Diseases dths be stated here. When there are no
Diseases cases deaths cases, or deaths, entry to that effect
must be made.)

Yellow fever
Asiatic cholera
Cholera nostras, or cholerine
Smallpox
Typhus fever
Leprosy





1838 MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

Number and sanitary condition of passengers and crew landed at this port:
First cabin, No. ; sanitary history and condition,
Second cabin, No. ; sanitary history and condition,
Steerage, No. ; sanitary history and condition, -
Crew, No. ; sanitary condition and history, -
NOTE.-If any passenger or member of crew disembarked on account of sicknes t,:
state disease.
Number and sanitary condition of passengers and crew taken on at this port, and
sanitary condition of effects:
First cabin, No. ; sanitary condition and history,
Second cabin, No. ; sanitary condition and history,
Steerage, No. ; sanitary condition and history, -
Number of passengers for Canal Zone: first cabin, second cabin,
--- steerage.
Number of passengers for Republic of Panama: first cabin, second-
cabin, --- steerage.
Crew, No. ; sanitary condition and history, ----
Sanitary condition of effects. -
Total passengers on board, --; total crew on board, -
Sanitary measure;, if any, adopted while in port, --
Location of vessel while in p.rt-wharf, ; open bay, ---; distance from
shore, -
Time vessel was in port, -
Character of communication with shore, -
Nature, sanitary history, and condition of cargo taken on at this port,

(Cancel Form A, 13, or C, as the case requires)
Form.
(Form A will be used at intermediate
ports where the vessel does not enter.)
no quarantinable disease has appeared
A-To the best of my knowledge and aboard since leaving
belief-
B-I have satisfied myself that-
C-Since leaving the following quarantinable disease has appeared on board
---, and I certify that the necessary sanitary measures have been taken.
I certify also that with reference to the passengers, effects, and cargo taken on at
this port, the vessel has complied with the rules and regulations made under the act
of February 15, 1893.
Given under my hand and seal this day of 191-.
(Signature of consular officer:)
(SEAL)

Section 3.-The master of a vessel entering the ports of the Canal Zone or the ports
of Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama, from any port of the United States, must
present to the Quarantine Officer and to the Custom Officer of the Canal Zone, or his
authorized agent, each a bill of health signed by the customs officer of the port of the
United States from which said vessel sails.

FOREIGN REGULATIONS.
INSPECTION OF VESSELS FROM FOREIGN PORTS AND PORTS IN THE DEPENDENCIES OPF
TUE UNITED STATES.
Section 4.-The officer issuing the bill of health shall satisfy himself, by inspecti.m
if necvesary, that the conditions certified to therein ar, true, and is authorized to with-






MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION. 1839

hold th. bill of health or the supplemental bill of health until he is satisfied that the
vessel, the passengers, tha crew, and the cargo have complied w ith these regulations.
Section 5.-Inspection is required of- -
(a) All vessels from ports in which cholera, yellow fc-v.r, or plague in man or rodents
prevails, or at which smallpox or typhus fever prevails in epidemic form, and at which
a medical officer is detailed.
(b) All vessels carrying steerage passengers: hut nr'd only include the inspection
of such passengers and their living apartments, if sailing from a healthful port.
(c) Inspection of the vessel is such an examination of the vessel, cargo, passengers,
crew, personal effects of same, including examination of manifests and other paper,
food and water supply, the ascertainment of itb relations with the shore, the manner
of loading and possibilities of invasion by rats and insects as will enable the inspecting
officer to determine if these regulations hiav? been complied with.
(d) When an inspection is required, it should be made by daylight, as late as
practicable before sailing. The vessel should be inspected before the passengers
go aboard, the passengers just before embarkation, and the crew on deck, and no
communication should be had with the vessel after such inspection except by per-
mission of the officer issuing the bill of health.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

Section 6.-Vessels, prior to stowing cargo or receiving passengers, should be
mechanically clean in all parts, especially the hold, forecastle and steerage.
Section 7.-Any portions of the vessel liable to have been infected by any com-
municable disease should be disinfected before the issuance of the bill of health.
Section 8.-Street sweepings, city cleaning, or anything containing organic refuse
should not be taken as ballast from any port.
Section 9.-Bedding, upholstered furniture, soiled wearing apparel, personal effects,
and secondhand articles' of a similar nature, coming from a district known to be in-
fected with cholera, smallpox, typhus fever, or as to the origin of which no positive
evidence can be obtained, and which the consular or medical officer has reason to
believe are infected, should be disinfected prior to shipment. In the case of typhus
fever, the destruction of vermin should be assured. Articles similar to the above-
mentioned, if from a district infected by plague, should be inspected, and, if neces-
sary, disinfected and treated to destroy vermin.
Section 10.-Articles from an uninfected district shipped through an infected port
may be accepted without restriction if not exposed to infection in transit.
Section 11.-Any article shipped from or through an infected port or place, and
which the consul or medical officer has reason to believe infected, should be disin-
fected.
Section 12.-Any article presumably infected, which can not be disinfected,
dbnuld not be shipped.
Section 18.-Passengers, for the purpose of these regulations, are divided into two
classes, cabin and steerage.(a)
Section 14.-So far as possible passengers should avoid embarking at a port where
quarantinable disease prevails, and communication between the vessel and the shore
should be reduced to a minimum. In such a port the personnel of the vessel should
remain on board during their stay.
Vessels carrying passengers from any port where quarantinable disease prevails in
epidemic form should have a medical officer.

(4) The saitary measures applicable to second-cabin passengers will be those
designated for first cabin passengers or for steerage passengers, according as the arrange-
ments of their quarters and accommodations aboard, both sanitary and for association,
clam them in the opinion of the inspecting officer with the first cabin or steerage.
451 -14----4






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Section 15.-No person suffering from a quarantinable disease, or scarlet fever,
measles, diphtheria, or other communicable disease, should be allowed to ship.
Section 16.-All baggage of steerage passengers destined for the Canal Zone, or the
ports of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, should be labeled. If the baggage
is in good sanitary condition, the label shall be a red label bearing the name of the .
port, the vessel on which the baggage is to be carried, the word "passed" in large
type, the date of inspection, and the seal or stamp of the consular or medical officer
of the United States. All baggage that. has been disinfected shall bear a yellow libel,
upon which shall be printed the name of the port, the vessel upon which the baggage
is to be carried, the word "disinfected" in large type, the date of disinfection, and'
the seal or stamp of the consular or medical officer of the United States. It is under-
stood, and it will be so printed on the blank, that the label is not valid unless bearing
the consular or medical officer's stamp or seal.
Section 17.-Each steerage passenger shall be furnished with an inspection card.
as follows. This card, stamped by the consular or medical officer, is to be issued to
every member of a family as well as to the head thereof, and shall be in the following
form:
Inspection Card

(Immigrants and steerage passengers)

Port of departure Date of departure -
Name of ship Last permanent residence -
Name of immigrant --

Inspected and passed at Passed at quarantine, port of
(Seal or stamp of consular or med- Canal Zone (or) Vaccinated
ical officer) ................................... (Signature or stamp)
Republic of Panama
S (D ate) ..


(The following to be filled in by ship's surgeon or agent prior to or after embarkation)
Ship's list or manifest No. on ship's list or manifest -

Steamship inspection. To be punched by ship's sur-
geon at daily inspection
. Berth No. Days

Ist, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, 11, 12 13, 14


Section 18.-Passengers and crews, merchandise and baggage, prior to shipment
at a noninfected port, but coming from an infected locality, should be subject to the
same restrictions as are imposed at an infected port.
Local inspection of vessels.
Section 19.-Vessels arriving at any of the ports of the Canal Zone or the cities of
Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama, under the following conditions, shall be'
inspected by the quarantine officer of the port prior to entry:
(a) Vessels from the United States; (b) Vessels from foreign ports; (c) Vessels with
sickness aboard; (d,) Vessels from Panamanian ports where any quarantinable disease
prevails; (e) Vessels from Panamanian ports carrying passengers or articles suspected
by the quarantine officer as being capable of conveying the infection of a transmissible
disease.






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1841


Section 20.-The limits of anchorage of vessels awaiting inspection and of vessels
undergoing quarantine, shall be fixed from time to time by the Chief Sanitary Officer
the Canal Zone.
Section 21.-Every vessel subject to quarantine inspection shall be considered in
quarantine until granted free pratique, and such vessels shall fly a yellow flag from
the foremast head from sunrise to sunset and shall observe all the other requirements
of vessels actually quarantined.
Section 22.-The captain or master of a vessel in quarantine shall allow no com-
munication with his vessel except as provided for in these regulations, nor shall any
water craft approach within 200 meters of any such vessel.
Section 23.-No person or article shall be allowed to leave a vessel in quarantine
without written authority from the quarantine officer.
Section 24.-Towboats, or any vessel or boat having had communication with a
vessel in quarantine shall be submitted, with their personnel, to such measures of
sanitation as the quarantine officer may judge to be necessary.
Section 25.-No person, except such officers of the port as are required to do so by
the nature of their duties, and the agent of the vessel, if such agent has the consent
of the quarantine officer, shall go aboard any vessel subject to quarantine until such
vessel has been granted free pratique. Any person going aboard prior to the issuance
of free pratique shall be subject to the same restrictions as the personnel of the vessel,
if, in the opinion of the quarantine officer, this is necessary for the protection of the
-public health.
Section 26.-The quarantine officer, after his inspection of the vessel and its docu-
ments, shall decide whether said vessel, or its personnel, or passengers, or any article
aboard said vessel is liable to convey any of the following diseases: plague; yellow
fever, cholera, small-pox, typhus fever or leprosy; and, if so, such vessel shall be placed
in quarantine and forbidden entry until the period of incubation of such diseases
is past, and he shall take such measures in respect to the vessel, its passengers or per-
sonnel or cargo as, in his judgment, may be required to prevent the entry of such
diseases into the Canal Zone or the cities of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama.
Section 27.-Passengers boarding vessels from ports subject to quarantine will
be required, in the discretion of the Chief Sanitary Officer of the Canal Zone, to pre-
sent personal certificates from the officer authorized by these regulations to sign
bills of health, certifying to their sanitary history and condition, provided due notice
has been issued to the agents of the steamship companies on the Isthmus of Panama.
Section 28.-Every case of sickness aboard any vessel in the harbor shall be imme-
diately reported by the master of the vessel to the quarantine officer, who shall see
the case and take such sanitary measures as may be necessary.
Section 29.-The Chief Quarantine Officer shall have charge of the sanitation of
the harbors and vessels lying therein and shall see that such measures are enforced
as are necessary for the proper hygiene of vessels, their cargoes, and their personnel,
whether in port or en route, and to prevent the vessels from being a source of danger
to other vessels or to the port, and he is authorized to certify bills of health to vessels
clearing from ports under his jurisdiction, setting forth in such bill of health the con-
ditions of the port, vessel, cargo, passengers and crew; and is authorized at the request
of the master of any vessel to disinfect and otherwise place such vessel in a sanitary
condition so that it may leave the port in free pratique and be able to make entry
at the port of destination without further disinfection or detention in quarantine.
Section 30.-The quarantine officer shall make such charges for the disinfection of
vessels and their cargo, and for the transportation and subsistence ot passengers while
in quarantine as may be fixed from time to time by the Governor of the Canal Zone.
Section 31.-A certificate from the quarantine officer that. a vessel has complied
c with all the quarantine regulations shall be required of every vessel subject to inspec-
tion, as a pre-requisite for customs entry or passage through the Canal.






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Section 32.-Quarantine stations shall be established and maintained at such ..
places as may be decided upon by the Chief Sanitary Officer of the Canal Zone, Wit
the approval of the Governor.
Persons detained in quarantine under these regulations shall not be permitted to go
outside the limits of the quarantine station until discharged therefrom by the quaran-.
tine officer and if any such person shall leave the quarantine station without being
duly discharged therefrom he may be taken into custody by the quarantine office .
wherever found and returned to the quarantine station and, in addition, he may be
punished as hereinafter described.
No person except the Chief Sanitary Officer of the Panama Canal or his representa-
tive, the quarantine officers and employees and personnel of the station shall be
permitted to enter in or upon a quarantine station without permission from the Chief
Sanitary Officer or the Chief Quarantine Officer of the Panama Canal.
Section 33.-The Governor of the Panama Canal may establish from time to tune
such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to execute this order.
Section 34.-Any person violating any of the provisions of these regulations shall be
punished by a fine not. exceeding $500.00, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding
90) days, or both, at the discretion of the Court.
Section 35.-The medical officers of the Canal Zone, duly clothed with authority
to act as quarantine officers at. any port or place within the Canal Zone and the ports
of the cities of Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama, and when performing the
said duties, are hereby authorized to administer oaths and take declarations there-
under in matters relating to the administration of the quarantine laws and regulations
of the Canal Zone Government.
Section :16. --These regulations shall take effect from and after the date upon which
the Panama Canal is officially and formally opened for use and operation, by proclama-
tion of the President of the United States.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
15 April, 191.1.
[No. 1761.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
That paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 750, dated February 6, 1908, providing
for jury trials in the Canal Zone, is hereby amended to read as follows:
1. In all criminal prosecutions in the Canal Zone for felonies, the accused shall
enjoy the right of trial by an impartial jury of the District in which the crime shall
have been committed, to be chosen as follows:
This Order shall take effect on and after July 4, 1913.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 30, 1913.
[No. 1792.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
TO PROHIBIT THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF FLYING MACHINES.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following order for
the Canal Zone:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an aeroplane, balloon, or
flying machine of any kind in or across the Canal Zone without the written authority
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Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or make a photograph, picture
or sketch of any kind of the fortifications or other military works in the Canal Zone
from any aeroplane, balloon or flying machine of any kind without the written consent
of the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone.
Section 3. A violation of any of the proviLions of this order shall be punishable by
a& fine not exceeding One Thousand dollars or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding
one year, or by both such line and imprisonment in the discretion of the Court.
Section 4. This order shall takt- effect on and after thirty days from its publication
in the Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
7 August, 1913.
[No. 1S10.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.
Richard Lee Metcalfe is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission at the rate of Fourteen Thousand Dollars ($14,000.00) per annum, effective
this date.
Commissioner Metcalfe will be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house on
the Isthmus of Panama and will be allowed and paid his actual and necessary expenses
while away from the Isthmus on official business.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 9, 1913.
[No. 1812.]


2. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Llewellyn P. Williamson, physician, Department of Sanitation, to
enter, August 24, 1913, upon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, was
formally confirmed:
Resolved, That Llewellyn P. Williamson, physician, Department of
Sanitation, be granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective
August 24, 1913, which ordinarily would not be due until October 15,
1913.
3. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot of May 9,
1913, authorizing the Head of the Department of Law to approve
for payment vouchers and pay rolls for his department and validating
prior payments made, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That the Head of the Department of Law be, and hereby
is, authorized to approve for payment vouchers and pay rolls cover-
ing expenditures for the Department of Law; that he is further
authorized to designate any employee of the Commission to approve,
by his direction, such vouchers and pay rolls for payment, and that
approval is hereby given to the action of the Head of the Department
of Law in heretofore approving for payment vouchers and pay rolls
covering expenditures for the Department of Law.
4. The Commission formally confirmed its action by letter ballot
of August 4, 1913, enacting, in pursuance of the authority contained


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in the Executive order of March 19, 1913, the following regulations
for the protection of birds and their nests:
SECTION 1. Birds' nests and eggs shall not be taken nor willfully destroyed or
disturbed.
SECTION 2. No bird shall be held or sold, nor shall any bird be snared, trapped,
or captured by any device, except native or foreign live cage birds known as
parrots, parrakeets, macaws, skylarks,' and canaries.
SECTION 3. Excepting the hereinafter-named game birds, and excepting birds
of prey in pursuit of their quarry, no bird shall be hunted or killed, shot at, or
willfully disturbed.
SECTION 4. During the periods specified, but at no other times, the following-
named game birds may be hunted and killed, but only by a person holding a
license to hunt in the Canal Zone:
From and including June 1 to and including October 15 of every year: The
various species of native wild ducks, pigeons and doves, and the native game
birds belonging to the families of birds known as quail, currasows, and guans.
From and including October 15 to and including January 31 of every year:
(a) The migratory ducks known as blue-winged teal, broad-bill, mallard, pintail,
and shoveler. (b) The migratory shore birds known as Wilsons or jacksnipe
and those known as yellowlegs.
SECTION 5. The taking of all birds, their nests, and eggs for purely scientific
purposes may be authorized by the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion, or by the Governor of the Panama Canal, provided that any person desir-
ing such authority shall first submit in writing satisfactory evidence of his or
her object, which shall be endorsed by some known ornithologist, or the head
of a scientific institution of good standing.
SECTION 6. Possession of a bird, or any part thereof, plumage, nest, or egg
shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of these regulations upon the
part of the person having it in possession.
5. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot of May 9,
1913, covering reimbursement to the Panama Railroad Company for
the amount expended by it in paying demurrage claims on extra
cement steamers, was formally confirmed:
Whereas the Secretary of War authorized the Panama Railroad
Company to charter extra vessels to carry cement to the Isthmus,
and whereas the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission agreed
to reimburse the Panama Railroad Company for the actual cost of
transportation of the cement whenever such vessels were used, and
whereas the Panama Railroad Company has been required to pay
demurrage on such vessels on account of the inability to unload the
cement at the Isthmus within the period required by the charter
party, and whereas the Chairman directed the Panama Railroad
Company to bear the demurrage charges resulting from the over-
lapping or bunching of cement ship arrivals at the Isthmus, author-
ized the company to bill such charges occurring otherwise directly
to the Commission and has approved vouchers in payments therefore,
and whereas the Auditor for the War Department has suspended
vouchers for $15,780.00 and $192.40 in the accounts of the Disbursing
Officer of the Commission,
Now Therefore be it Resolved, That the action of the Chairman
in agreeing to pay and in authorizing the payment of demurrage
claims on cement vessels is ratified and approved, and he is author-


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sized to approve hereafter claims of the Panama Railroad Company
for amounts expended by it in settling claims of demurrage on cement
vessels in such cases as he may deem proper.
6. The Chairman reported in regard to the agreement for the pay-
ment of $7,000 per month to the Panama Railroad Company for tele-
graph and telephone service, as shown in paragraph 15 of the minutes
of the 162d meeting of the Commission, held on April 26, 1913, that
recommendations submitted by a committee representing both inter-
ests relative to a reduction of the amount paid by the Commission
for such service, had been approved by his office, as follows:
The monthly payment shall be reduced, effective July 1, 1913, to $5,000 per
month, which shall include the ccst of operation and maintenance, the hitter
term to cover only ordinary repairs and renewals, ordinary installation charges,
and such construction as shall not exceed a cost of $100. For any similar items
exceeding a cost of $100 the Panama Railroad Company shall be reimbursed
by the Isthmian Canal Commission, such amount to be charged to the division
requesting the work.
The Panama Railroad Company shall bear the expense of changing the insu-
lators on the relocated line and also the cost of additional equipment installed
or permanent improvements made for use after the construction period ends
and the operating period of the canal begins.
The Chairman's action was approved.
7. The Chief Sanitary Officer having expressed the opinion that if
artificial limbs were supplied to William Phillips, a patient in Ancon
Hospital, he might be enabled to help himself, thus relieving the
Commission of the cost of his maintenance, upon motion it was
Resolved, That artificial limbs, at the expense of the Commission,
be furnished William Phillips, check No. 25624.
8. Upon motion it was-
Resolved, That the resolution adopted by the Commission at its
119th meeting, held January 21, 1907, be ,amended to read as follows:
All vouchers, pay rolls, and public bills covering expenditures on
the Isthmus shall be approved for payment by the Chairman of the
Commission, or by his direction, or by the head of the respective
departments in which and for the benefit of which the expenditures
are made, except expenditures for the Departments of Disbursements
and Examination of Accounts, for which approval shall be by the
Chairman, or by his direction, and except that the Chairman of the
Commission may authorize the Chief Quartermaster, or any person
in the Quartermaster's Department, by direction of the Chief Quar-
termaster, to approve vouchers covering purchases of materials and
supplies on the Isthmus; and
Resolved, further, That the Commission hereby ratifies the ap-
proval of vouchers heretofore made in accordance with the authority
herein granted.

There being no further business before the Commission, the meet-
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ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIFTH MEETING.


CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, March 27, 1914.
The Commission met at the call of the Acting Chairman at 2 p. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Hodges, Sibert,
Rousseau, Metcalfe, and Secretary Bishop.
Absent: Commissioner Gorgas.
The minutes of the one hundred and sixty-fourth meeting were
read and approved.
1. The Chairman read the following Executive orders, which were
ordered to be spread upon the minutes:

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Executive Order for the Canal Zone:
Sec. 1: It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully
disturb or kill any bird of any kind whatever, or to take the eggs of any bird.
except in the form and manner permitted by the regulations provided for by
this Order.
Sec. 2: The Isthmian Canal Commission, or the Governor of the Panama
Canal after the reorganization is established, is hereby empowered and directed
to enact suitable regulations, from time to time, for the protection of birds and
their nests, and prescribing the form and manner in which birds may be hunted,
and the kinds of birds that may be hunted, and those that shall not be molested.
See. 3: A violation of any of the regulations established under this Order
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred- ($100.00) dollars or
by imprisonment for not more than thirty days for each offense.
Sec. 4: This Order shall take effect thirty days after its publication in the
Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
19 March, 1913.
[No. 1749.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

* RELATING TO BAIL BONDS AND MONEY DEPOSITS IN LIEU THEREOF AND TO AMEND
SECTION 310 OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE OF THE CANAL ZONE.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
Executive Order for the Canal Zone:
Section 1. The defendant in a criminal proceeding before a District Court
of the Qanal Zone may make a cash deposit in lieu of a bail bond in form and
manner as provided for in sections 305, 306 and 307 of the Criminal Procedure
Act No. 15 of the Canal Zone, and a certificate of deposit shall be issued to the
defendant by the judge in each case.
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Section 2. Whenever a warrant is issued by any court or judge of theCanal
Zone in a case in which bail may be admitted, the court or judge issuing such
warrant shall endorse theron the amount of bail to'be required of the defendant'
to secure his appearance in the case, and the officer executing the warrant may
accept a bail bond or money deposit in lieu thereof in the sum specified in the
warrant, and in the form prescribed by law, and the bail bond or money deposit
in lieu thereof shall be forthwith delivered to the court having jurisdiction of
the case, and a receipt for such bond or deposit shall be given to such officer by
the clerk of the court, or the judge thereof if the case is pending in a district
court.
When an arrest is made without a warrant in conformity with law in a mis-
demeanor case, and for any reason the officer making the arrest is unable to take
the offender forthwith before a magistrate, he may accept bond or a cash deposit
in lieu thereof from the offender in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars to
secure his appearance before the court having jurisdiction of the case, and the
offender shall then be released from custody and the bond or cash deposit in
lieu thereof shall be delivered to the proper officer or court as hereinbefore pro-
vided for in this section.
When a money deposit is made in lieu of bail bond, the deposit shall be held
and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of sections 305, 306, 307 and
311 of the Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone, and section 310 thereof, as
hereinafter amended.
Section 3. That section 310 of the Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone is
amended to read as follows:
Section 310. If money has been deposited instead of bail, and the defendant,
at any time before the forfeiture thereof, surrenders himself to the officer to
whom the commitment was directed, in the manner provided in the two preced-
ing sections, the-court must order a return of the deposit to the defendant, upon
producing the certificate of the officers showing the surrender, and upon a notice
of five days to the Prosecuting Attorney, with a copy of the certificate.
Section 4. This Order shall take effect from and after its publication in the
Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
29 Aug., 1913.
[No. 1817.]



EXECUTIVE OHDER.

TO PUNISH DEPORTED PERSONS WHO RETURN TO THE CANAL ZONE.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following
Order for the Canal Zone:
Section 1. Any person who, after having served a sentence of imprisonment
in the Canal Zone and after being deported therefrom, returns to the Canal
Zone shall be deemed guilty of felony and punished by imprisonment in the
penitentiary for a term of not less than six months nor more than two years,
and upon the completion of this sentence he shall be removed from the Canal
Zone in accordance with the laws and orders relating to deportation. An entry
into the Canal Zone. for any purpose, shall be sufficient to constitute a return
to the Zone within the meaning of this Order'; provided, however, that in a
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grant a permit to any such person to return to the Canal Zone temporarily,
but should he remain in the Canal Zone after the time specified in the permit.
he shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this Order and punished as therein
provided.
Section 2. The Executive Order of May 2, 1911. providing a punishment for
deported persons who return to the Canal Zone is hereby repealed.
Section 3. This Order shall take effect thirty days from and after its public.
cation in the Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON,
THE WHITE HOUSE,
25 Sept., 1913.
[No. 1832.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO REGULATE THE CARRYING OF ARMS.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following order
for the Canal Zone:
Section 1. Anyone who carries on or about his person any firearm, dirk, dag-
ger or other knife manufactured or sold for the purpose of offence or defence,
or any slungshot, sword-cane, or any knuckles made of metal or other hard sub.
stance, shall be punished by fine of not less than Five Dollars nor more than
Twenty-five Dollars, or by imprisonment in jail of not less than five days nor
more than thirty days, or by both such fine.or imprisonment in the discretion
of the court, and during such time of imprisonment such offender may be put'
to work upon any public work in the Canal Zone.
In addition to the punishment herein prescribed for unlawfully carrying arms,
the courts shall adjudge the seizure and confiscation of the arms unlawfully
carried by the offending party and the same shall be disposed of in such manner
as the Head of the Department of Civil Administration shall determine.
Section 2. The preceding section shall not apply to a person engaged in the
military or naval service of the United States or as a peace officer or officer
authorized to execute judicial process of the United States or the Canal Zone,
or in carrying mail or engaged in the collection or custody of funds of the
United States or the Canal Zone, nor to a member of a gun or pistol club for
the promotion of target practice, a certified copy of the constitution and by-
laws of which have been approved by the Head of the Department of
Civil Administration, and filed with the Collector of Revenues, when such
member is going to or from target range, and engaged in practice at the
target range. For the purposes of this order, a certificate of membership In
the gun or pistol club shall be issued by the organization and approved by the
Head of the Department of Civil Administration, and shall entitle the holder to
carry firearms as provided for in this section.
Neither shall the preceding section apply to any person authorized to have
or carry arms by permit granted under the terms and conditions named In
section 3 hereof.
Section 3. The Head of the Department of Civil Administration may authorize
the granting of permits to have and carry arms as follows:
1. To hunt upon the public lands of the Canal Zone, or upon the lands of
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2. To have arms in residences, offices, business places and plantations; and
watchmen or overseers of plantations, factories, warehouses, docks or piers.
Applications for such permits shall be made to the Head of the Department
of Civil Administration and shall state the full name, residence and occupatio'f
of the applicant, and if the applicant is a minor it shall not be granted without
the written consent of his parent or guardian.
The Head of the Department of Civil Administration shall satisfy himself
by due inquiry that the applicant is a proper person to have a permit to keep ot
carry arms, and he may grant or deny the application as to him may seem
proper.
When an application is granted by the Head of the Department of Civil Ad-
ministration for a permit to hunt he shall file the application, with his approval
endorsed thereon, with the Collector of Revenues, who shall issue a permit to
the applicant upon his paying the Collector of Revenues a fee of one dollar, to
be covered into the Treasury of the Canal Zone Government.
The hunting permits issued by virtue of this order shall authorize the holders
thereof to have, use or carry a gun, rifle or other similar long arm for hunting
purposes during the fiscal year for which the permit is issued, provided, how-
ever, that such permit may be revoked at any time for cause by the Head of
the Department of Civil Administration.
Section 4. Anyone who engages in hunting without first obtaining the permit
provided for in this order shall be subject to a fine not exceeding Twenty-five
dollars or imprisonment in jail not exceeding ten days, provided, however, that
persons engaged in the land or naval forces of the United States shall not be
required to obtain a permit to hunt upou the public lands of the Canal Zone.
Section 5. Penalties for infringements of this order imposed upon intoxicated
or disorderly persons shall be in addition to the punishments authorized by law
for such intoxicated or disorderly conduct.
Section 6. Sections 449 to 460, both inclusive, of the Penal Code, the Execu-
tive Order of December 1, 1909, issued by the Secretary of War by authority
of the President, amending Sections 450 and 456 of the Penal Code, and the
Executive Order of the Secretary of War, issued by authority of the President,
dated November 3, 1911, amending Section 456 of the Penal Code as amended
by the Executive Order above mentioned, and all other laws, orders and decrees
in conflict with this order are hereby repealed.
Section 7. This order shall take effect thirty days from and after its publica-
tion in the Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE.
7 November, 1913.

[No. 1857.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

FIXING THE RATE OF INTEREST ON MONEY.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following
Executive Order for the Canal Zone:
Section I. No rate of interest shall, be allowed in excess of six percentum per
annum upon any contract for the use or detention of money, unless the same is
in writing and the interest agreed upon must not exceed twelve percentum per
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Section II. All contracts whatsoever which may in any way, directly or in.
directly, violate the preceding section by stipulating for a greater rate of interest
than twelve percentum per annum, shall be void and of no effect for the amount
or value of the interest only; but the principal sum of money or value of the
contract may be received and recovered.
Section III. When the interest received or collected for the use or detention
indirectly, violate the preceding section by stipulating for a greater rate of
interest than twelve percentum per annum, shall be void and of no effect for the
amount or value of the interest only; but the principal sum of money or value
of the contract may be received and recovered.
Section III. When the interest received or collected for the use or detention
of money exceeds the rate of twelve percentum per annum, it shall be deemed
to be usurious, and the person or persons paying the same, or their legal repre-
sentatives, may recover from the person, firm or corporation receiving such inter.
est, the amount of the interest so received or collected, in any court of com-
petent jurisdiction, within two years from the date of the payment of such
interest.
Section IV. No evidence of usury shall be received on the trial of any case
unless the same shall be pleaded and verified by the affidavit of the party
wishing to avail himself of such defense.
Section V. This Order shall take effect thirty days from and after its public.
tion in the Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
11 Nov., 1918.
[No. 1860.]



By direction of the President, it is ordered that the total compensation of
Professor Emory R. Johnson, who was appointed a Special Commissioner by
Executive Order, dated September 1, 1911, is hereby fixed at Twenty-five Thou.
sand, Three Hundred Dollars ($25,300), from which shall be deducted any pay-
ments on account of actual expenses and per diem heretofore made to him
under the provisions of the Executive Order of September 1, 1911. such com-
pensation covering the period from September 1, 1911, to October-4, 1918,
inclusive.
The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed to provide the funds needed in
the execution of this order.
LINDLEY M. GARRISON
Secretary of War,
WAR DEPARTMENT,
January 20, 1914.


XCoUTIVE ORDER.

TO PREVENT RVE CORRUPT INFLUENCING OF AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR SERVANTS.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following
Executive order for the Canal Zone:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to give, offer or promise to an
agent, employee or servant, any gift or gratuity whatever without the knowl-
edge and consent of the principal, employer or master of such agent, employee





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or servant with intent to influence his action in relation to the business of his
principal, employer, or master; or for any agent, .employee or servant, without
the knowledge and consent of his principal, employer or master, to request or
accept a gift, or gratuity, or the promise of any gift or gratuity whatever bene-
flcial to himself, under an agreement or with an understanding that he shall 8
-act in any particular manner in respect to the business of his principal, em-
ployer, or master; or for any agent, employee or servant authorized to procure
materials, supplies or other articles either by purchase or contract. for his,
principal, employer or master, or to employ servants or labor for his principal,
employer or master, to request or accept or agree to accept, for himself or
another, directly or indirectly, a commission, discount or bonus from the per-
son who makes the sale or contract, or furnishes such materials, supplies or
articles or from the person who renders such service or labor; or for any per-
son to give or offer to such agent, employee, or servant such commission, dis-
count or bonus.
A violation of any of the provisions of this order shall be punished by a fine
of not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by impris-
onment in jail for not more than one year, or both such fine and impris-
onment in the discretion of the Court.
Section 2. This order shall take effect thirty days from and after its publica-
tion in the Canal Record.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
21 January, 1914.
[No. 1880.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO PREVENT FIRE-HUNTING AT NIGHT, AND HUNTING BY MEANS OF A SPRING OR
TRAP, AND TO REPEAL THE EXECUTIVE ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 8, 1909.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following
order for the Canal Zone.
Section 1. Every person who shall hunt at night, between the hours of sunset
and sunrise, with the aid or use of a lantern, torch, bonfire, or other artificial
light, or who shall hunt by the use of a gun or other firearm intended to be
discharged by an animal or bird, by means of a spring or trap, or other simi-
lar mechanical device, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
The penalties imposed by this Order shall be in addition to the punishments
authorized by the law against carrying arms without a permit.
Sec. 2. The Executive Order of September 8, 1909 amending Section 454
of the Pennal Code of the Canal Zone is hereby repealed.
See. 3. This order shall take .effect thirty days from and after its publication
hi the Canal Record.
WOODnow WILSON
'HFE WHITE HOUSE,
27 January, 1914. .
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EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO ESTABLISH A PERMANENT ORGANIZATION FOR THE PANAMA CANAL.

By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby enact the following order,
creating a permanent organization for the Panama Canal, under the Act of
Congress "To provide for the opening, maintenance, protection and operation
of the Panama Canal and the sanitation and government of the Canal Zone,"
approved August 24, 1912.
SECTION 1. The organization for the completion, maintenance, operation,
government and sanitation of the Panama Canal and its adjuncts and the
government of the Canal Zone shall consist of the following departments, offices
and agencies, and such others as may be established by the Governor of the
Panama Canal on the Isthmus or elsewhere with the approval of the President,
all to be under the direction of the Governor, subject to the supervision of the
Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.

There shall be a Department of Operation and Maintenance under the imme-
diate supervision and direction of the Governor of the Panama Canal. This
Department shall be charged with the construction of the Canal and with its
operation and maintenance when completed, including all matters relating to
traffic of the Canal and its adjuncts, and the operation and maintenance of
beacons, lights and lighthouses; the supervision of ports and waterways, includ-
ing pilotage; the admeasuring and inspecting of vessels, including hulls and boil-
ers; the operation and maintenance of the Panama Railroad upon the Isthmus,
including telephone and telegraph systems; the operation of locks, coaling
plants, shops, dry-docks and wharves; office engineering, including meteorology
and hydrography; the construction of buildings and sanitary and municipal
engineering, including the construction and maintenance of drainage ditches,
streets, roads and bridges.

PURCHASING DEPARTMENT.

There shall be a Purchasing Department under the supervision and direction
of the Governor. This department shall be charged with the purchase of all
supplies, machinery or necessary plant.

SUPPLY DEPARTMENT.

There shall be a Supply Department, under the supervision and direction of
the Chief Quartermaster. This department shall store and distribute all mate-
rial and supplies for use of the Panama Canal and of its employees: and for
* other departments of the Government on the Isthmus and their employees; and
for vessels of the United States and for other vessels, when required. The Sup-
'ply Department shall operate commissaries, hotels and messes; shall be in
charge of the maintenance of buildings, the assignment of quarters and the care
of grounds; shall recruit and distribute unskilled labor; and shall have charge
of the necessary animal- transportation.

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT.

There shall be an Accounting Department under the supervision and direction
of the Auditor, with an assistant in the United States. The duties of the depart-
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money and property, costkeeping, the examination of payrolls and vouchers, the
inspection of time books and of money and property accounts, the preparation -
of statistical data, and the administrative examination of such accounts as are
required to be submitted to the United States Treasury Department; and the
collection, custody and disbursement of funds for the Panama Canal and the
Canal Zone. These same duties shall, be performed for the Panama Railroad.
Company on the Isthmus when not inconsistent with the charter and by-laws
of that Company. The department shall be charged with the handling of claims
for compensation on account of personal injuries and of claims for damages to
vessels. Within the limits fixed by law, the duties and financial responsibili-
ties of the officers and employees charged with the receipt, custody, disburse-
ment. auditing and accounting for funds and property shall be prescribed in
regulations issued by the Governor, with the approval of the President. The.
Auditor shall maintain such a system of bookkeeping as will enable him to
furnish at any time full, complete and correct information in regard to the
status of appropriations made by Congress, the status of all other funds,-and
the amounts of net profits on all operations, which are to be covered into the
Treasury as required by the Panama Canal Act.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

There shall be a Health Department under the supervision and direction of
the Chief Health Officer. This department shall be charged with all matters
relating to maritime sanitation and quarantine in the ports and waters of the
Canal Zone and in the harbors of the cities of Panama and Colon, and with land
sanitation in the Canal Zone, and sanitary matters in said cities in conformity
with the Canal Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Panama
and existing agreements between the two governments thereunder, and all mat-
ters relating to hospitals and charities.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY.

There shall be an Executive Secretary who, under the direction of the Gov-
ernor of the Panama Canal, shall be charged with the supervision of all matters
relating to the keeping of time of employees; to postoffices, customs, taxes and
excises, excepting the collection thereof; police and prisons; fire protection;
land offices; schools, clubs and law library; the custody of files and records;
and the administration of estates of deceased and insane employees. He shall,
in person or through one of his assistants, perform the duties of a Shipping
Commissioner. He shall conduct all correspondence and communications be-
tween the authorities of the Canal Zone and the Government of the Republie
of Panama and such other correspondence as may be given him in charge by
the Governor. He shall have charge of the seal of the Government of the Canal
Zone and shall attest such acts of the Government as are required by law to be
performed and done under the seal.
The duties herein prescribed for the foregoing departments, offices and
agencies will be assigned to divisions or bureaus thereunder by the Governor
of the Panama Canal, as the necessities therefore arise. Each of the foregoing
departments shall discharge such further duties as may be assigned to It from
time to time by the Governor; and the Governor, with the approval of the
President, may transfer from time to time specific duties from one department
to another.
SECTION 2. The organization provided for in Section 1 shall be, in general,
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27, 1914, entitled Memorandum to accompany Executive Order of Jan. 27,
1914, providing for a permanent organization for the Panama Canal", and
officers from certain departments shall be detailed in accordance with that
memorandum.
SECTION 3. This order shall take effect from and after the 1st day of April,
1914, from which date the Isthmian Canal Commission, together with the pres-
ent organization for the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone. shall cease to exist,
in accordance with the terms of the above-mentioned Act of Congress.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 27, 1914.
[No. 1885.]

[Memorandum to accompany Executive Order of January 27, 1914, providing for a per-
manent organization for the Panama Canal.]

In construing and carrying out the foregoing order, I direct that it be done
with the following considerations in view:-
I have deemed it advisable for reasons of efficiency, economy and good ad-
ministration to have all the activities connected with the Panama Canal under
the supervision of one Cabinet officer.
The troops which will be stationed on the Canal Zone for the protection of
the Panama Canal are under the Secretary of War; the Panama Canal Act
provides that in time of war an Officer of the Army shall upon the order of
the President have exclusive authority over the operation of the Panama Canal
and the Government of the Canal Zone; the construction of the Canal has
been successfully carried on under the supervision of the Secretary of War;
the logical conclusion is, therefore, that the supervision of the operations of
the Panama Canal under the permanent organization should be under the
Secretary of War.
It is directed, that officers shall be detailed for certain duties from the several
departments as follows:
As Engineer of Maintenance, an Officer of the Corps of Engineers, U. S.
Army, who shall act as Governor in the absence or disability of the Governor
of the Panama Canal.
As Superintendent of Transportation, an Officer of the U. S. Navy.
As Electrical Engineer, an Officer of the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army.
As Captains of the Terminal Ports, Officers of the U. S. Navy.
As Superintendent of Shops and Dry Docks, a Naval Constructor, U. S. Navy.
As Chief Health Officer, an Officer of the Medical Corps, U. S. Army.
As Superintendent of Hospitals, an Officer of the Medical Corps, U. S. Army.
As Chief Officer of the Quarantine Division, an Officer of the U. S. Bureau
of the Public Health.
As Chief Quartermaster, an Officer of the Quartermaster Corps, U. S. Army.
The organization is to be in general accordance with the chart accompanying
this memorandum, except that all of the various divisions and sub-divisions
need not be established until in the opinion of the Governor it is desirable to do
so, the organization being expanded gradually as the necessities of the work
require.
WOODROW WILSON
JANUARY 27, 1914.
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EXECUTIVE ORDER.

PROVIDING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE PERMANENT FORCE FOR THIE
PANAMA CANAL.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by law, it is hereby ordered that the
general conditions of employment governing employees on the Isthmus of
Panama, necessary for the completion, care, management, maintenance, sani-
tation, government and operation of the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the
Panama Railroad, and other adjuncts, shall be as follows:

APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION.

1. The salaries or compensation of employees shall in no instance exceed by
more than twenty-five per centum the salaries or compensation paid for the
same or similar services to persons employed by the Government in Continental
United States, as determined by the Governor of the Panama Canal.
2. Service must be satisfactory to the head of the department in which em-
ployed, and employees are subject to the regulations of the Governor.
3. The compensation and conditions of employment of persons employed in
the United States will be specified in provisional appointments. The compensa-
tion of such persons will begin upon date of embarkation at port of departure
from the United States, and they will be granted free transportation from port
of departure, including meals on the steamer, but no compensation or expenses
for the journey to the port; but former employees from the United States whose
next preceding service with the Panama Canal was less than one year shall be
paid only from date of entry into service on the Isthmus, and will be allowed
only such reduced rates of transportation to the Isthmus as may be available
for Government employees. Employees appointed at an hourly rate will be
paid for the period of transit to the. Isthmus on the basis of an eight hour
day exclusive of Sundays. Except in case of discharge or other separation from
the service beyond the employee's control, payment of salary from date of em-
barkation to date of arrival on the Isthmus will not be made unless service on
the Isthmus continues for thirty days.
4. All officers and employees in the service of the Panama Canal except those
who are to perform the duties of clerk, bookkeeper, stenographer, typewriter,
surgeon, physician, trained nurse, or draftsman, shall be exempt from examina-
tion under Civil Service rules, and appointments to clerical positions on the
Isthmus of Panama paying $75.00 per month or less may also be made without
examination. Officers and employees now in the service of the Panama Rail-
road Company on the Isthmus may be transferred to and retained in the
service of the Panama Canal without examination, whenever any work now
performed independently by the Panama Railroad is consolidated with similar
work performed by the Panama Canal.
5. When employees in the present organization are transferred to the
permanent organization, they shall retain their seniority as regards questions
of Civil Service, quarters, and other privileges or considerations; provided,
however, that the seniority granted to employees by this order shall not be op-
erative in any case so as to form any claim involving the payment of funds
of the United States.
6. All employees who recelfe over $75.00 per month or over 400 per hour
must be citizens of the United States. or the Republic of Panama, and -such


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citizens will be given preference for employment in all grades. Aliens may not
be employed in such grades unless
(a) they have occupied similar positions during the construction of
the Canal for two years or more, or
(b) in case of emergency; in which latter case they must be replaced
by citizens of the United States or Republic of Panama as early as practi-
* cable.
7. The Governor shall prescribe regulations, when not otherwise fixed in this
order, setting forth the qualifications necessary for appointment of the various
classes of employees, including physical fitness for work on the Isthmus. The
age limit shall in all cases be under 45 years, but the Governor may waive this
limit when in his judgment such action is for the good of the service.
8. All appointments shall be made by the Governor of the Panama Canal, or
by his authority, except the district judge, district attorney, marshal, clerk of
district court and his assistant.
9. Assignment to duty is vested in the respective heads of the departments.
and employees will be expected to perform such duties as may properly be
assigned to them. The Governor may discharge an employee at any time for
cause, and terminate a provisional appointment when the exigencies of the
service so require.
10. The Government reserves the right to pay in any money the value or
parity of which is guaranteed by the United States.
11. Employees whose salaries are fixed on a monthly or annual basis will
receive no pay for overtime work.
12. Employees above the grade of laborer, appointed with rates of pay per
hour or per day, will not be employed over eight hours in any one calendar day,
except in case of emergency. The time such employees work over eight hours
in one calendar day, and time worked on Sundays and regularly authorized
holidays, including January 1st, February 22nd, May 30th, July 4th. Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day, and December 25th. shall be considered overtime for which
time and one-half will be allowed. Such employees who work on the days prior
and subsequent to the holidays specifically named above will be allowed their
regular pay for eight hours for such days, in addition to pay for any work
performed.
13. An employee whose compensation while on duty carries with it subsist-
ence will not be entitled to same or commutation thereof while on leave of
absence, and no commutation of quarters shall be paid.

TRANSPORTATION.

14. Employees and dependent members of their families will be granted the
regular Government rate upon commercial steamship lines with which arrange-
ments for such rates can be made. While the United- States operates a steam-
ship line, either directly or through the Panama Railroad Company, employees
and the dependent members of their families will be granted transportation at
the same rates and under the same conditions as are at present in effect. The
rates and conditions are subject to change at any time in the discretion of the
governorr.
15. After three years service, employees who are citizens of the United States
will be entitled to free transportation for themselves only, on termination of
service, to any port of the United States, except that when such transportation
costs the Government more than $40.00 the employee must pay the excess.
16. Employees on the gold roll will be granted one complimentary round-trip
pass on the Panama Railroad each calendar month. Mileage books for use of







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such employees and dependent members of their families or relatives tempo-
rarily residing with them, will be furnished at one-balf regular tariff rates.

QUARTERS.

17. Where practicable, such bachelor quarters on the Isthmus as may be avail- -
able from time to time will be assigned all employees desiring them. Family"
quarters, when available, will be assigned under such rules as may be prescribed -
by the Governor. A charge will be made for rent, fuel, and electric current at
such time and in accordance with such regulations as the President may here- j
after establish. -.
MEDICAL CARE.

18. Employees injured will be compensated in accordance with such regula-
tions as are prescribed by law.
19. All employees in cases of illness or injury will receive free medical care
and attendance in the hospitals, except in cases of alcoholism or venereal
disease. If medical attendance is furnished in quarters, a charge may be made
under regulations to be prescribed by the Governor. Employees will be charged
for medical care and attendance furnished members of their families at the
hospitals and at their quarters at such rates and under such regulations as may
be prescribed by the Governor.

LEAVE REGULATIONS.

20. All employees who are citizens of the United States, and aliens whose
compensation is more than $75.00 per month or 400 per hour, shall be entitled
to leave privileges.
21. Leave will be divided into three classes, viz: (1) annual leave, (2) cumu-
lative leave, and (3) travel leave.
ANNUAL LEAVE.
22. Twenty-four days annual leave will be allowed each employee for each
year after entry into service and, if not granted prior to the close of the
year, is forfeited and may not be accumulated, except that any annual leave
remaining to an employee's credit in a year in which he is granted cumulative
leave may be added to the cumulative leave if taken within two months after
the close of his service year.
23. The service year shall date from the day on which an employee's pay in
the permanent organization begins.
24. Absences of one-half day or more, when regularly authorized, will be
charged against annual leave: also absences on account of illness or injury,
upon the certificate of an authorized physician in the service of the Panama
Canal, except that in the fdllowlng classes of cases no payment shall be made
for time lost, but the time shall be charged against the annual leave:
(a) Illness due to the fault of the employee, as venereal disease and ,
alcoholism. :4
(b) Injury due to the employee's wilful intention to bring about the
injury or death of himself or another.
(c) Elective surgical operations to relieve conditions existing prior to
service on the Isthmus.
25. In the case of hourly or per diem employees annual leave on account of
sickness or injury shall be based upon a day of eight hours.
26. Not more than fourteen days annual leave may be taken during the first
six months of a service yearn In cas of illness or injury in the first six months,
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will be charged against the annual leave remaining for the year, and payment
will be made after completing ten months of the service year. After the entire
twenty-four days annual leave has been used, additional leave in that service
year on account of illness or injury will be deducted from the cumulative leave
" for that year and when the cumulative leave becomes due the employee will
be paid.
27. After exhausting both annual and cumulative leave for the year, additional
absence on account of illness or injury will be without pay, except such com-
pensation as may be prescribed by law for employees receiving personal injuries.
CUMULATIVE LEAVE.
28. Thirty days cumulative leave will be allowed each employee paid on a
monthly or annual basis for each year of his service, and twenty days to each
employee paid on an hourly basis. This leave will be due after completing ten
months' service each year and may be taken when the employee's service can
be spared. It may be taken annually or left to accumulate to the credit of
the employee, provided, however, that leave may not be accumulated for more
than three years. If it is not desired to take the entire leave accumulated, the
leave earned for the first year, or the first and second years, may be taken, pro-
vided that no employee, except at termination of service, may be granted more
than ninety days leave with pay at one time. Employees will be paid for
cumulative leave at the rate earned when the leave became due at the end of
the tenth month of each respective year.
29. In case an employee serves part of a year on the monthly or annual basis
and part on the hourly basis, be will be allowed twenty days cumulative leave,
except that if he has served eight months or more on the monthly or annual
basis during the year he will be granted thirty days cumulative leave.
TRAVEL LEAVE.
30. Employees who travel to points outside the tropics, when on cumulative
leave, will be allowed seven days additional leave (or travel leave) with full
pay. Travel leave may be allowed approximately once a year and is not cumu-
lative.
31. Employees will be compensated for travel leave and annual leave taken
in conjunction with cumulative leave at the rate earned when cumulative leave
last became due.
32. After accumulating leave for three years. an employee ceases to earn
additional cumulative leave until he is granted all or part of the cumulative
leave already earned, unless he shall enter on cumulative leave within two
months after competing the third year, or be ordered by the Governor to defer
taking leave for official reasons.
33. When an employee's services are terminated on account of misconduct or
unsatisfactory service, any annual leave due and travel leave will be forfeited,
apd cumulative leave will also be forfeited unless written notification has been
given that the employee has accumulated the leave, or the four months period
within which the employee may enter on leave has passed. Such written notice
must be given by employees as soon as possible after cumulative leave becomes
due.
34. When an employee's service is terminated, a cash payment in commuta-
tion of leave will be made to him for the number of days' cumulative leave
4ue, plus the annual leave due. In the event of his death his estate will be
paid the sum due.
35. Employees must enter on cumulative leave within four months after the
date when it becomes due, except when accumulated, or unless otherwise author-
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36. Employees must report from leave within one-week after the authorized
leave expires or forfeit pay for the leave. In case of unavoidable delay, the
Governor will decide whether the circumstances warrant an exception to this
rule.
37. No restrictions are placed on the localities where leave may be spent.
38. Any employee transferred from the present force to the permanent oper-
ating force will be paid at the time of transfer, in addition to his regular com-
pensation, the amount he would have received in payment for leave had he been
separated from the service at the time of transfer.
39. Leave may be taken only at the convenience of heads of departments, who
may direct an employee to accumulate his leave if necessary for the conduct of
the work.
40. Leave without pay may be granted by the Governor to all employees,
including laborers, for such period as may be prescribed by him.

OFFICE HOURS AND HOURS OF LABOR.

41. Office hours and hours of labor will be fixed by the Governor within the
limits prescribed by law.
42. This order shall take effect from and after the 1st day of April, 1914.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
2 February, 1914.
[No. 1888.]


EXECUTIVE ORDEB.

TO ESTABLISH A WASHINGTON OFFICE OF THE PANAMA CANAL, TO PROVIDE TEMPO-
RARILY FOR THE ORGANIZATION, OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYES THEREOF, AND TO
CONTINUE IN FORCE FOR THE PANAMA CANAL RULES, REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE
ORDERS WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.

By virtue of the authority vested in me it is hereby ordered:
SECTION 1. That an office of The Panama Cannal is established in the City of
Washington in the District of Columbia.
SECTION II. That the Washington Office of The Panama Canal shall be the
office of general records in the United States, and shall succeed to the custody,
care and preservation of all the records and files of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion, to be retained and preserved in the United States on and after April 1,
1914, and shall also succeed to and become chargeable with all property of every
kind and character purchased for the Washington Office of the Isthmian Canal
Commission, which is on hand April 1, 1914.
SECTION III. That the Washington Office of The Panama Canal sh'ill be the
headquarters and the principal office of the Purchasing Department of The
Panama Canal. The head of the Purchasing Department of The Panama Canal,
under the direction of the Governor, shall have administrative control of the.
Washington Office of The Panama Canal. He shall be subject to orders and
supervision of the Chief of Engineers of the U. S. Army to such extent as may
be directed by the Secretary of War. He shall be General Purchasing Officer
for the Panama Canal, and shall also act as the Chief of the Washington Office
of The Panama Canal.
SECTION IV. That until further ordered, the Washington Office of The Panama
Canal shall have the same organization as to offices and departments .(except
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the Washington Office of the Isthmian Canal Commission shall have on March
31, 1914. The number, class and salaries of officials and employes in each of
the offices and departments, except as hereinafter provided, shall be the same
as those authorized for the Washington Office of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion on March 31, 1914, and any change in the salary of any position, or in the
number of positions in any office or department, shall be made only as now
provided by law. The officers and employees, except as hereinafter provided,
shall perform the same class of duties that they may be assigned to on March
31, 1914.
SECTION V. That the Assistant Auditor provided for in Executive Order No.
1885, dated January 27, 1914, shall be appointed April 1. 1914. His salary shall
be fixed by the Governor. He shall perform such duties of the Accounting
Department to be performed in the United States, as may be assigned to him
by the Auditor, and also such other duties of a general nature as may be
assigned to him by the Chief of the Washington Office of The Panama Canal.
On and after April 1, 1914, there shall be transferred to the Assistant
Auditor, and he shall be charged with the custody. care and preservation of,
all records and property of the Disbursing Officer. and of the Assistant Exam-
iner of Accounts of the Isibmian Canal Commission, with which those officers
shall be charged on March 31, 1914.
The Chief of the Washington Office may. however, transfer to and place in the
custody of the Disbursing Clerk, hereinafter provided for. such of the property
and records above described, as he may deem to be essential to enable the Dis-
bursing Clerk to properly perform his duties under this order, but the Disburs-
ing Clerk shall not be permitted, without specific authority from the Chief of
Office, to keep a separate set of records and files. He shall be required to rely
upon, and consult when necessary, the records and files in the office of the
Assistant Auditor, in verifying the legality of claim* and accounts submitted
to him for payment, or to verify the details of any collection for which he is
required to account. Disbursements will be made by the Disbursing Clerk only
after examination of the claim or account in the office of the Assistant Auditor.
Such of the officers and employees employed in the office of the Assistant
Examiner of Accounts and the Disbursing Office of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission on March 31, 1914. as the Governor determines to retain, shall be trans-
ferred to and employed in the Accounting Department in the United States, and
their salaries fixed at such amounts as the Governor deems just and reasonable.
There shall be a Disbursing Clerk for that part of the Accounting Department
in the United States, who shall perform similar duties to those that are required
to be performed by the Collector and Paymaster on the Isthmus, in so far as
there are such duties to be performed in the United States. and shall be subject
to the same supervision by the Assistant Auditor, as the Collector and Pay-
master on the Isthmus are by the Auditor. He shall give bond in such amount
as may be fixed by the Governor. or by his authority.
Such of the officers and employes as are transferred to and employed in the
Accounting Department in the United States, shall be distributed between the
office of the Assistant Auditor and that of the Disbursing Clerk. respectively, as
the needs of the service require. They shall perform such duties as may be
assigned to them by proper authority. They shall be subject to similar finan-
cial responsibilities, and to the same general rules and regulations that have
been prescribed for like officers and employes employed in the Accounting
Department on the Isthmus.
It is the purpose of this order, and it shall be so construed, as to require the
Assistant Auditor of The Panama Canal to examine all claims and accounts
before their payment by the Disbursing Clerk; to carry on all general corre-







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spondence in relation to claims and accounts required'to be conducted by the
Accounting Department in the United States; to prepare all vouchers and certify
to the validity of all claims and accounts before they are submitted to the
Disbursing Clerk for payment; to furnish to. the Disbursing Clerk all necessary
data to enable that officer to make reply to any exceptions that may be taken i
to his account by the Auditor for the War Department; to keep all general
records required to be kept in the Accounting Department in -the United States;
to make all reports as to statistical data required to be sent to the Auditor on
the Isthmus; to give an administrative examination to all accounts of the
Disbursing Clerk before they are transmitted to the Auditor; to make an
administrative examination of all claims which are to be submitted to the
Auditor for direct settlement: to keep a complete record of all collections to be
made and all moneys received by the Disbursing Clerk: to certify to the cor-
rectness of the Disbursing Clerk's accounts for collections; to see that bills
collectible are issued and collections made in all proper cases; to have charge
of all general files which are required to be kept by the Accounting Department
in the United States; and to perform such other duties as may be assigned to
him by the Auditor, or the Chief of the Washington Office.
SECTION VI. That any person holding appointment or employment in or
under Washington Office of the Isthmian Canal Commission on March 31, 1914,
shall be eligible for appointment to, or employment in a like position in or
under the Washington Office of The Panama Canal, created by this order, and
all except those employed in the Accounting Department, will be considered
to be transferred and appointed to such like position in or under the Washing-
ton Office of The Panama Canal, as of April 1, 1914, without further order or
appointment. The oath of office shall be taken by all officials and employes of
the Washington Office.
SECTION VII. This order shall remain in force as a provisional order only,
for the establishment of the Washington Office of The Panama Canal, until an
order for the permanent organization of such office shall have been made
SECTION VIII. All rules, regulations and executive orders, not inconsistent
with the provisions of this order and the Executive Orders of January 27. and
February 2. 1914, heretofore made for the Isthmian Canal Commission, and ap-
plicable to conditions that will exist under these orders, shall be and are hereby
continued in full force and effect, as rules, regulations, and executive orders
for the government of officers and employes of The Panama Canal and the
transaction of the business of The Panama Canal.
WOODROW WILSON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
2 March, 1914.
[No. 1897.]



2. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot of November
1, 1913, authorizing the Chief Sanitary Officer to furnish peg legs in
cases not covered by the regulations governing the treatment of per-
sons in the hospitals, when such action is in the interest of the Com-
mission, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That. section 4 of sub-division A of the regulations gov-
erning the treatment of persons in the hospitals of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, adopted at the 124th meeting of the Commission,
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Any employee furnished any special appliance or apparatus, such
as spectacles, etc., shall be required to pay the cost thereof, plus ten
per cent, unless such special appliance or apparatus is made necessary
by injuries sustained or illness contracted in the performance of his
duty;
Provided, however, That the Chief Sanitary Officer is authorized
to furnish peg legs at the expense of the Commission to either an
employee or non-employee in any case in which he considers that the
interests of the Isthmian Canal Commission or the Canal Zone Gov-
ernment will be benefited thereby.
3. By letter ballot, of September 15, 1913, the Commission adopted
the following Rules and Regulations Prohibiting the Passage or
Presence of Floating Craft, except those belonging to the United
States or the Panama Railroad, in that section of the Panama Canal
known as Culebra Cut, between Gamboa and Pedro Miguel Lock."'
and the same were formally confirmed:
By authority of the President of the United States. as expressed iu Executive
Order of July 25. 1910, the following rules and regulations are adopted by the
Isthmian Canal Commission for the purpose of facilitating work of excavation
and canal construction, and the same shall have the force and effect of law
when approved by the Secretary of War:
Section 1. Without special permission in writing, signed by the Chairman of
the Isthmian Canal Commission, no owner, master or operator of any floating
craft of any kind or character whatsoever, except such as may belong to or be
chartered by the United States or the Panama Railroad Company, shall cause
or permit such craft to enter, navigate or be present within that portion of the
Panama Canal known as the Culebra Cut, which lies between Gamboa and
Pedro Miguel lock.
Section 2. For the better enforcement of these rules and regulations the
officers and agents of the United States and the assistant engineers, superin-
tendents and supervisors employed under them by the authority of the Isth-
mian Canal. Commission, shall have power and authority to arrest and take
into custody, with or without process, any person or persons who may commit
any of the acts or offenses prohibited by section 1.of these rules and regulations
or who may violate any of the provisions of the same.
Section 3. As ordered by the President of the United States, any person vio-.
lating the provisions of these rules and regulations shall be guilty of a misde-
meanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed
five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the district jail for nont
more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion
of the Court.
4. The Chairman presented statements showing the appointments,
promotions, and other changes in personnel on the Isthmus:
(a) In the Department of Construction and Engineering for the weeks ending
April 5, 12, 19 and 20; May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14. 21. and 28; July
5, 12; 19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October
4, 11, 18 and 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1913;
January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; February 7, 14, 21, and 28; March 7, 14 and 21,
1914.
(b) In the Department of Civil Administration for the weeks ending April 5,
12, 19 and 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5,. 12, 19 and






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26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October 4, 11,.18
and 25; November 1, 8, 15. 22 and 29; December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1913; January
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; February 7, 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 and 21, 1914.
(c) In the Department of Sanitation for the weeks ending April 5, 12, 19 and
26; May 3, 10, 17. 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26; ; '
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October 4, 11, 18 and 25;
November 1. 8. 15, 22 and 29; December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1913; January 3, 10,
17. 24 and 31; February 7, 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 and 21, 1914.
(d) In the Subsistence Department for the weeks ending April 5, 12, 19 and
26; May 3, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 19 and 26; August 2, 9,
16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October 4, 11 and 25; November 15,
22 and 29; December 6, 13 and 20, 1913; January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; February
7, 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 and 21, 1914.
(e) In the Quartermaster's Department for the weeks ending April 5, 12, 19
and 26; May 3. 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19 and 26;
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October 4, 11, 18 and 25;
November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1913; January 3, 10,
17. 24 and 31: February 7, 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 and 21, 1914.
(f) In the Department of Law for the weeks ending April 5, 12 and 19; May
10, 17, 24 and 31: June 14 and 28; July 26; August 2 and 16; September 6, 20
and 27; October 18; December 6 and 13, 1913; January 31; February 7, 1914.
pg) In the Department of Examination of Accounts for the weeks ending
April 5, 12, 19 and 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July
5. 12, 19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October
4, 11. 18 and 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1913;
January 10, 17 and 24; February 7, 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 and 21, 1914.
(h) In the Department of Disbursements for the weeks ending April 12 and
19: May 3, 10, 17 and 24; June 7. 14 and 21; August 2, 9, 16 and 23; September
6, 13. 20 and 27; October 4 and 25; November 1, 15 and 22, 1913; January 3, 10
and 17, 1914.
(i.) In the Panama Railroad Commissary Department for the weeks ending
April 5. 12, 19 abd 26: May 3, 10. 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5,
12, 19 and 26: August 2. 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; October
4, 11, 18 and 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1913;
January 3, 10. 17. 24 and 31; February 7, 14, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 ind 21,
1914.
(j) In the Quartermaster's Department, Balboa Agency, for the weeks end-
ing April 5, 12, 19 and 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July
5, 12, 19 and 26; August 16, 1913.
All of which were ratified and approved.
5. The Chairman presented statements covering changes in the
status of employees on duty in the United States for the periods
from January 1, 1913, to June 30, 1913, inclusive, and from July 1,
1913, to December 31, 1913, inclusive, all of which were ratified and
confirmed.
6. The following amendment providing for the licensing of
chauffeurs for automobiles, adopted by letter ballot of January 26,
1914, was formally confirmed:
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Conmmission, That Section 8 of
the ordinance adopted by the Isthmian Canal Commission at its 160th
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War on April 26, 1911, providing for the licensing of chauffeurs for
automobiles, be and the same hereby is amended to read as follows:
The Head of the Department of Civil Administration is
authorized to revoke for cause any license issued under the
authority of this ordinance.
7. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
W. R. McCann, supervisor, First. Division, to accumulate 19 days
leave with pay, spent by him on official business during the 42 days
leave of absence with pay granted him effective July 10, 1913, was
formally confirmed:
Resolved, That 19 days of the time spent by Supervisor W. R.
McCann, between July 27 and September 1, 1913, on duty for the
Isthmian Canal Commission, which period of 19 days was lost from
his duly granted leave of absence in the United States, by reason of
orders directing him to perform duty during his leave of absence, and
to return to the Isthmus within a certain time, may be accumulated
and granted in any future leave of absence which may become due
him.
8. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Clinton N. McPherson, conductor, Second Division, to enter January
30, 1914, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay, was formally
confirmed:
Resolved, That. Clinton N. McPherson, conductor, Second Division,
be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective January 30,
1914, which ordinarily would not be due until February 18, 1914.
9. Upon motion it was-
Resolved, That the parent or guardian of any pupil attending a
Canal Zone school who has been guilty of intentionally, willfully, or
maliciously damaging or destroying any book or books, supplies, or
equipment loaned by the Government of the Canal Zone for such
pupil's use, shall be required to reimburse the Government of the
Canal Zone for the appraised value of said book or books, supplies,
or equipment; and in the event of failure on the part of such parent
or guardian to reimburse the Government of the Canal Zone when
called upon to do so by proper authority, the Examiner of Accounts
may be directed, with approval of the Chairman, to deduct from the
wages of such parent or guardian an amount equal to the appraised
value of the book or books, supplies, or equipment damaged or
destroyed; or, in the case of a child of a nonemployee, the privilege
of attending a Canal Zone school may be temporarily denied pending
settlement for the property damaged or destroyed.
10. Upon motion it was-
Resolved, That no service rendered after December 31, 1914, shall
be counted in rendering an employee eligible for a canal medal or bar.
11. The Chairman presented the following report from the com-
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meeting to investigate and recommend plans for the maintenance of
the Panama Canal:
The Committee appointed by you under date of April 26, 1913, in pursuance of
the following resolution passed by the Isthmiau Canal Commission at its 163rd -'.
meeting-
Resolved, That the Chairman appoint a committee of four "'members of the
Commission to investigate and recommend to the Commission plans for the
maintenance of the Panama Canal"
submits the following as a proposed plan for such maintenance:
This Committee was originally constituted as follows:
Lt. Col. D. D. Gaillard. Chairman,
Lt. Col. Wm. L. Sibert,
Colonel W. C. Gorgas,
Mr. Maurice HI. Thatcher.
On August 26, 1913, Col. H. F. Hodges was appointed a member of
the Committee, Mr. M. H. Thatcher having resigned from the
Isthmian Canal Commission.
The Committee held its first meeting at Empire on May 5, 1913, at which
meeting it was decided to call upon certain employees of the Commission for
suggestions as to the organization of specified units that it was then thought
would be comprised in a maintenance organization. All information on file in
your office concerning the question under consideration was also asked for.
Data obtained as stated above are enclosures to this report.
The scope of the report of the Committee depends upon the interpretation
of the word maintenance." Were the canal, after completion, to remain unused,
it would not be difficult to outline an organization and make plans solely for
maintaining it in readiness for operation, but such a condition is not to be con-
ceived as possible. Since the canal is to be operated after completion, to pro-
vide an organization for its maintenance separate and distinct from that re-
quired for its operation is, in the opinion of the Committee, impracticable in
most departments. Certain important features of the work. such as dredging,
the repair of buildings, roads, etc., assume, in great part if not entirely, the
character of maintenance. In the case of certain other important features of
the work. however, such as the locks, the railroad, the shops, the hospitals, etc.,
the maintenance is simply incidental to the operation, and is to be performed
to a large extent by the operating force.
The Committee has found it impossible to separate the functions of operation
and maintenance sufficiently to submit a practical plan for the latter which
shall be independent of the former. In the preparation of its plan for main-
tenance it has therefore held in view, first, the outline of an organization which ;
shall perform all the duties specified in the Panama Canal Act of August 24,
1912. and, second, the creation or retention from construction period of such
physical appliances as will be required for the use of the canal after completion.
In preparing an organization for the duties as stated above, there are certain
phases of the work which might be performed in radically different ways. The
most prominent of these items are the hospitals, the shops, and the supply de-
partment, as they relate to service for or sale to outside parties.
The Committee is of the opinion that the canal management should provide
a hospital or hospitals where the canal employees can secure modern medical
and surgical aid. In addition to hospital facilities for the canal force proper,
such facilities will be necessary for a military force of probably eight or ten
thousand men, and many patients not in the government service will need.
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. A material sanitary advantage would result from concentrating all hospital
facilities in the Canal Zone under one head. The health officer could thus be
informed at the earliest possible moment of the presence in the Zone of con-
tagious diseases. Such concentration would also result in economy to the
branches of the government service interested. This concentration would involve
closing Santo Tomas Hospital in Panama. This could probably be accomplished
by agreement with the Republic of Panama.
Under the present law there will be in the Canal Zone two independent or-
ganizations-that under the civil government and that under the commanding
officer of the troops. Both of these organizations report to the Secretary of
War as their immediate superior. Ten thousand troops will probably require
300 beds in the hospital; three thousand canal employees will require about 90
beds; there will probably be required for several years about 100 beds for
charity patients, chargeable to the civil government; and the question naturally
arises as to whether this hospital should be administered by the military or by
the civil authorities. If the hospitals were turned over to the military authori-
ties and canal employees were charged for service received in the hospitals, a
material economy would result to the canal government. The great economy of
army administration would be that the army personnel of physicians and
hospital corps men belonging to the troops stationed in the Canal Zone could
be placed in the hospitals and by that much decrease the expense of admi'nistra-
tion.
Attention is invited to memorandum from the Chief Sanitary Officer. attached
to this report. It is the opinion of the Commitee that it would be advantageous
to the Government for the military authorities to operate the hospital. or hos-
pitals, and that canal employees should pay for hospital service.
An organization is submitted which shows the pay roll cost of operating a
hospital of 300 beds and doing the necessary sanitary and quarantine work on
the Isthmus. Such a hospital will provide for the canal employees, their
families, and any charity patients that the Canal Zone Government may have to
care for. The Chief Sanitary Officer estimates that it will require a general
hospital of 1,600 beds to care for the soldiers, canal employees, charity patients.
patients at present cared for at Santo Tomas hospital, the insane, and outside
pay patients.
It is estimated that the income from the general hospital would he about
$350,000 per year, and its total operating expense about $500,000. leaving a net
expenditure of $150,000. If this hospital were turned over to the military
authorities, and the canal government paid one dollar per day for each of its
100 charity patients. the cost would ble only $36,500 to the canal government.
The organization for the shops will depend. of necessity, not alone upon the
work required in the operation and maintenance of the canal itself, but also
upon the work done for the Navy Department and for commercial interests
using the canal. The plant which it is proposed to provide for the shops and
dry dock is evidently larger than would be needed for the uses of the canal
itself, even including the needs of the vessels passing through it. The excess
has been provided to meet the needs of the Navy in stress of war. The Com-
mittee believes that the expense of maintaining and operating that portion of
the plant.which is provided to meet such Naval needs should not properly be
charged to the cost of maintaining the canal itself. It submits with its report,
therefore, an organization for performing only the work necessary in maintain-
ing the canal and providing for the needs of the vessels using it. This force
could easily be increased to meet any reasonable demand for repair to either
additional merchant ships or to naval vessels in time of war. All of the work
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submitted, for vessels using the canal, would be paid for by the vessels for
which the work is done.
The organization proposed for operating the locks provides for such operation
for twelve hours daily.
The organization proposed for handling the receipts and disbursement of
moneys provides independent organizations for collecting, for disbursing and for
auditing. It is assumed that only an administrative audit will be made in the
Canal Zone. The salary and duties of the Chief Auditing Clerk and his force
are based on a similar organization in the office of the Chief of Engineers,
U. S. Army.
A public depository at one end of the canal, with a branch at the other, would
greatly facilitate collecting and disbursing funds.
In its attempt to state the salaries appropriate to the different positions pro-
vided for in the plan for organization, the Committee has endeavored to remain
within the limit of 25 per cent in excess of the amount paid for similar services
in the United States, this limit being that set in the Act of August 24, 1912,
to provide for the operation, maintenance, protection, etc., of the Panama Canal.
The salary of the Governor of the Canal Zone is fixed by that law at $10,000
a year. The Committee has, therefore, placed the salaries of the Chief Engineer
and of the Chief Sanitary Officer at $7,500 a year. In the case of the last two
officials, the Committee believes that no fixed standard of comparison can be
found in the United States by which their compensation can be measured. It
believes that the sum fixed is less than that which the performance of similar
responsible duties in the United States would command, but feels that there
should be a reasonable difference between the compensation of these officials
and the compensation of the Governot. It believes, however, that in the case
of these three officials, who will undoubtedly be required to do a large amount
of official entertaining, suitable furnished quarters, heat and light should be
provided in addition to the salaries named. In all other cases, the Committee
is of the opinion that officials and employees should pay rent for their houses,
and should receive no allowances in the way of heat and light, or other per-
quisites. The charge for quarters should be small, but enough to cover repairs
at least. The Committee is further of the opinion that employees occupying
positions on the gold roll should receive the same privileges which they now
enjoy in the matter of leave of absence and of sick leave with pay.
In the opinion of the Committee all needed fixed accessories are provided in
plans that will be consummated during the construction period.
While the proposed organization contemplates the operation during the main-
tenance period of one sea-going suction dredge, one pipe line dredge, two 15-
yard dipper dredges, and the Corozal ", it is not thought that a dredging fleet
of this size will be necessary for any great length of time after the completion
of the canal, and it is believed that the estimate for this organization, together
with that for the permanent shops, will cover the cost of any organization
necessary for dry excavation.
In submitting the present report the Committee feels that one important phase
of the work of maintenance and operation has not been completely covered;
namely-the material and equipment which should be retained after the con-
struction period, and the points at which the different units should be located.
Owing to necessary changes in its personnel since its original appointment, the
Committee has not been able to work to advantage in all matters of detail.
Nevertheless, on account of the immediate departure of two of its members, it
feels that a report should be laid before the Commission without the further
extended delay which would be necessary to a continuance of its studies.
The Committee therefore submits its views as thus far formulated, leaving the
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immediately concerned in the work. It is estimated that the cost of material
in maintaining the Canal will be one-fourth of the pay roll cost.
The memorandum from the Chief Sanitary Officer referred to in
the report of the Committee follows:
I have presented to the Committee a scheme of permanent organization gotten
up by Colonel Phillips. I think this the proper organization under present laws
and agreements.
Under the permanent organization it will be very advantageous to have one
large hospital on the Isthmus equipped and officered in such a manner that
first-class professional care can be given any patient under any circumstances.
This community will be here very much isolated for many years to come. If a
man needed a capital operation and it could not be done here, he would have
now to travel five and six days to the nearest place where it could be done,
giving him every advantage that modern equipment and science affords.
Under the permanent organization we will have on the Isthmus 10,000
troops. And some hundred thousand civil population, of whom at least 15,000
will be Americans. We should maintain such a hospital down here that these
people could get just as good care and attention as they could get at home. To
be able to afford this, we should all combine upon one hospital. Not attempt to
maintain a half dozen different hospitals-two or three military, one or two
Commission, and Civil Hospital in Panama and Colon. At present all of our
medical work is combined under the Commission as outlined above, with the
exception of Santo Tomas Hospital at Panama.
Another great advantage of a single hospital is that of economy. The per
capital cost of caring for the individual would be considerably less in one large
hospital than in several small ones.
There is also a considerable sanitary advantage in concentrating in one large
hospital. It is of the very greatest advantage to the health officer to be in-
formed at the earliest possible moment whenever he gets contagious diseases
into his community. The inspectorial control that a health officer could keep
over this phase of the question would be greatly facilitated by having every-
thing in one hospital. I would therefore recommend that under the permanent
organization Santo Tomas Hospital be closed, and all their patients treated at
Ancon at a charge of $1.00 per day.
This would probably have to be brought about by mutual agreement between
ourselves and the Panama Government. During the year 1912 Santo Tomas
averaged 278 patients per day, costing them $1.14 per day. Our present per
capital costs at Ancon are about $1.12, but we could afford to take these 278
patients at $1.00 per day and really make a considerable profit. In adding
patients to a large institution like Ancon, it does not by any means increase the
cost by multiples of the per capital cost.
The three sanitary districts should be increased by 20 laborers, so as to allow
the sanitary inspectors to do their own work, as will probably have to be done
under the permanent organization. I am convinced from a long experience
under both systems that the health officer should carry out his own work so
far as he is able to. This would increase the expense of each district by
$3,820.40.
With regard to Ancon Hospital, I have already pointed out the desirability
of bringing all the patients to one hospital. Under the Canal Bill there will
be on the Isthmus In the Zone two entirely independent organizations, under
two entirely separated heads, who will both report to the Secretary of War
as their immediate superior. There will' be some ten thousand troops who, at
a rate.t of 30 per thousand constantly sick, would keep in Ancon 800 patients.
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patients. Now the question comes up as to whether this hospital shall be ad-
ministered by the Military or by the Canal authorities. I think that it is better
both from the point of view of expediency and economy to have it administered: :
by the military. It will be expedient from the fact that the military will have
300 patients in the hospital as against 90 for the Canal. Besides the 90 coming'
from Canal employees, we will probably have for several years a large number
of charity patients, say about 100. The two organizations would stand as to ,i
number in the relation of about 300 military to 190 Canal. We would besides
this have in the hospital organization some 300 patients from Panama paying
$1.00 per day, some 170 insane paying 75 cents, and some 200 pay patients.
Including the insane, we would therefore have in this hospital about 1,200
patients. The cost of running such a hospital would be about $500,000 per year.
With the class of patients I have indicated, the income from such a hospital -
would be $350,000 per year, leaving the Canal Government an expenditure-of
$150.000 for the support of this hospital. If this hospital were turned over to
the military, and the Canal Government paid $1.00 per day for each of its 190
patients, the cost would be only $70,100 to the Canal Government as against
$150.000 if they ran it. themselves.
The great economy of Army administration would be that the Army personnel .-
of physicians and hospital corps men belonging to the'troops stationed here
could be placed in this hospital, and by that much decrease the expense of
administration.
Colon Hospital.-Under the scheme above proposed Colon Hospital could be
closed.
The cost of the Health Departments of Panama and Colon should be borne
by the Republic of Panama. It is necessary that they be controlled by the
United States. as they are right in the midst of our territory, and it is essential
to our integrity that they be kept free from infection. But if we did not main-
tain them. as is the case at present, the Republic of Panama would have to do
so for their own protection. The two cities are wealthy and prosperous, and
could well afford this small expense. If they were in our jurisdiction they
would certainly be taxed for this purpose.
The estimate as above modified, would therefore be:
Chief Sanitary Office------------------------ $18, I.'00
Five dispensaries ----------------------------------------- 22800. 00
Quarantine-Panama_ --------------------------26, 574.00 .
Quarantine-Colon --------------------------------------- 27,974.'00 V
Ancon Hospital --------------------------------------- 100,000.00
(This is the cost of the hospital service rendered to the Canal j
Government, provided it is a military hospital, and we pay $1.00
per day for our employees.)
Zone sanitation ------------------------------. 23, 6160.00 '.

219, 62. 40*
as against over $300,000 if charges are not made.
The above estimate is for personnel only. To this will have to be addeS
about 80 per cent of the total for material and supplies if under the permanent .
organization the material and supplies bear the same relation to the total b t >s
as at present.
The Chairman stated that as the report of the Committee embrace
a plan of organization for the operation and maintenance of the
Canal, he desired to submit a minority report, as he took insise with
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The minority report presented by the Chairman is as follows:
I submit herewith report from the committee appointed in compliance with
the resolution passed by the Commission at its 163rd meeting, April 26, 1913, on
plans for the maintenance of the Panama Canal. At the time this resolution
was adopted it was passed with the understanding that the plans related to
the physical requirements for the maintenance of the Canal. The report speci-
fies certain dredges which should be maintained, but leaves the question of the
material and equipment which should be retained and which forms the more
important part of any plan of maintenance for consideration by the officials
immediately concerned in the work. With the exceptions noted, the report is
one for an organization to operate and maintain the Canal. and, as I am unable
to agree with the plant proposed for such organization, I desire that the follow-
ing views be incorporated as part of the record in connection with this report:
The committee recommends that the hospitals be turned over to the .Army,
thereby reducing the cost for the care of the sick employees of the Canal to a
certain estimated sum. At the same time it submits an organization for the
hospitals with increased pay for the personnel, to be paid from Canal funds, so
that the estimated cost to The Panama Canal for the care of its sick under the
scheme proposed must be increased by the sums appropriated for the hospitals
and charged to the Canal. If the Chief Sanitary Officer is to be part of the
Canal organization from which the hospitals are to be divorced, the material
sanitary advantage that would result from centralizing the hospital facilities
in the Canal Zone under one head disappears. Not only would friction result,
but eventually there would be, in addition, a marine hospital for seamen, a
hospital for the Navy, and in all probability a hospital for Canal employees.
If discontinued as a part of the Canal Organization, the hospitals should be
placed under the Public Health Service. It may also be noted that the Republic
of Panama will not consent to sending its sick to either an Army or Canal hos-
pital, and has stated so most emphatically, so this feature of the scheme is not
possible. This recommendation, if carried out, would be the first step toward
the separation of the various parts of the Canal, the entity which it is desired
to establish would be dismembered, and it is in violation of the resolution
adopted by the Commission at its 156th meeting. April 23, 1910, which provides
as follows:
"Resolved, That economy in the administration of the Panama Canal, both
before and after completion, requires adherence to the principle that such facili-
ties, appurtenances, etc., as may be required for its construction, sanitation,
operation, maintenance, repair, defense, and commercial use, and by the Panama
Railroad and by the Canal Zone Government. shall be combined and consoli-
dated, so far as practicable, without duplication, regardless of their use by
-more than one executive department of the government."
In the organization proposed by the committee, it is assumed that the admin-
istrative examination of accounts is to be the same as that made by the office
of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, and a similar organization is therefore
provided. The administrative examination of accounts by the Chief of Engi-
neers is merely to determine that the rules and regulations of the Department
are complied with, that the property is properly accounted for, and that the
rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission have been enforced. In
addition to such an examination of accounts on the Isthmus, there is provided
a system of accounting and time inspection, the preparation of billU and claims
against employees, individuals and outside companies, manufacturing accounts,
the collection of tplls, and a system of p ing required by te regulations.
The two are not comparable, hence the organization ip one case is not applicale
to that in the other.
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The Panama Canal Act provides for the Canal organization and for a military
establishment on the Isthmus. The former is to constitute an entity and all of
its facilities are to be used by the different branches of the Government service.
To accomplish this, the Panama Canal is placed directly under the President, in
lieu of under one of the Cabinet officers as was originally proposed. Economy
of administration requires that this entity should be continued after construction. "
The Act further contemplates that the main objects are the operation, main- -S
tenance, sanitation and protection of the Canal, and in times of peace every- .
thing must be subordinated to the main object: operation and maintenance. In
drafting the bill the term "Governor" was finally adopted by the committee
in order to prevent the appointment of such an official to take charge of the
civil functions that might remain. With this in view, the most satisfactory
organization will result by selecting for the Governor one competent to operate.
and maintain the Canal, and, since the operation of the Canal will be an easy
matter, if it is properly maintained in satisfactory working condition, it.nat-
urally follows that, in order that best results may be secured, an engineer
should he at the head of the organization. The salary fixed by Congress does
not make the position sufficiently attractive to induce civilian engineers of
standing to accept the position. Furthermore, officers of the Corps of Engi-,
neers, U. S. Army, are available, who, by training and experience on the canals
of the United States, are better suited for the position. The best organization,
therefore, that can be secured is based on the assumption that the Governor of
the Canal shall be an officer of the Corps of Engineers.
Furthermore, the Government should utilize in the organization its trained
officers from various branches of its service. The Department of Operation and
Maintenance naturally divides itself into "Operation and Maintenance." On
account of the interest the Navy has in the Canal, the operation should be under
a Naval officer and he should have charge of the terminal ports, pilots, floating
equipment necessary for the operation of the Canal, lights, beacons and buoys, '
and he should direct the transit of vessels through the Canal. The Maintenance .
subdivision should be in charge of an Engineer Officer of the Army, who should
have supervision over all construction work and repairs, including the locks,
electrical appliances, shops, dry docks, dredging, engineering work in connec- '
tion with the Panama Railroad, and meteorological and hydrographic work.
There should be a department of accounts, and, in view of the provisions of the
Legislative, Executive and Judicial Act of August 23, 1912, and the views
expressed by the officials of the Treasury, the party in charge should haveq:.
supervision over the Disbursing Officer and the Collector. There should be one
Supply Department handling all supplies, an Executive Secretary to take charge
of the civil functions that will remain after the Canal Zone is depopulated and. .;
the canal is in satisfactory operation, a Health Department having charge of:..,
sanitation, hospitals and quarantine, and a Purchasing Department located In
the United States. As no two men will perform the same work in -the same
vay with the same organization, so that after the adoption of a general scheme.-
the details should be worked out after the selection of the heads of the different ar
departments and subdivisions, and as this is what the committee has done in
presenting its details, it is not necessary to go further into the organization than :.,i
the various divisions outlined, the rest becomes merely a matter of personnel. .'
Upon motion it was ordered that both reports be filed in the records
of the Commission. -

There being no further business before the Commission, the meet-''
ing adjourned at 2.35 p. m., sine die. .















INDEX.


ABSENCE, LEAVE OF. See Employees.
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT: Page.
Establishm ent of ..................................................... 1853
Report of-
Chairman regarding permanent organization......................... 1871
Investigating committee regarding permanent organization........... 1868
AGENTS:
Corrupt influencing of, unlawful....................................... 1851
APPOINTMENTS AND COMPENSATION .............................. 1856
ARMS:
Regulations for carrying.............................................. 1849
ARMY:
Purchase of supplies or equipment from persons in, unlawful ........... 1798
ARTISANS:
Transfer to classified positions under the several executive departments
without examination authorized .................................... 1818
AUTOMOBILES:
Licenses for chauffeurs.............................................. 1864
BAIL:
Cash deposit in lieu of bond authorized................................ 1847
BAND, ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
Changes in personnel approved ................................... 1810, 18S33
BARS, CANAL:
Services rendered after December 31, 1914, shall not be counted.......... 1865
BIRDS:
Molesting of, unlawful............................................ 1825, 1844
BOOKS:
School, Government to be reimbursed for destruction of ................ 1865
BROSIG, PAUL:
Reinstated in classified service ....................................... 1800
CANAL ZONE:
Census to be taken................................................... 1801
Code of Civil Procedure. See Civil Procedure, Code of.
Courts. See Courts.
Laws. See Laws.
Ordinances. See Ordinances.
Sanitation. See Sanitation.
Schools. See Schools.
CEMENT:
Steamers-
Demurrage claims to be paid....................................... 1844
CENSUS-CANAL ZONE: .
To be taken .......................................................... 1801
CHAUFFEURS:
Licensing of ................................................. ......... 1864 -
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CHIEF SANITARY OFFICER: pa, 'e
Memorandum regarding scheme for permanent organization for sanitary
work--------------------------1869.:i
work. . ......................................................... 18 g
CIVIL ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved............................... 1809, 1832,1863 -J.
CIVIL PROCEDURE, CODE OF: .
Amendment of sections 51, 62, and 526 ................................. 1796
Repeal of sections 63 and 529.........-................................. 1796
CLAIMS:
Demurrage, on extra cement steamers to be paid ... ..................... 1844
Personal injury-
Method for determination and adjustment of........................ 1818"
Order repealed.................................................... 1828 s
CLOSE, JOSEPH A.:
Leave of absence with pay granted .................................... 1829
COLON (HARBOR):
Maritime quarantine regulations established............................ 1835
COMMISSARY:
Changes in personnel approved............................... 1810, 1838, 1864.
COMMITTEE:
Appointed to investigate plans for maintenance of canal................. 1832
Report of ...................................................... 1866
Minority report of chairman....................................... 1871
CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved............................... 1809,1832,1863
CORPORATIONS, FOREIGN:
Conditions for doing business in Canal Zone prescribed ................. 1827 ..
COURTS:
District,- :
Costs to be taxed.................................................. 17986
Dockets, keeping of ............................................... 1796;...
Oral pleadings in ................................................. 1796
Supreme-
Wm. H. Jackson appointed associate justice......................... 1795
CRAFT, FLOATING:
Passage or presence of, in certain sections of Panama Canal prohibited ... 1863 .
DENTISTRY: .
Practice of, without a license unlawful.............................. 1797, 180?
DENTISTS:
Family quarters for.................................................... 181
DEPORTATIONS:
Punishment of deported persons returning to Canal Zone .................
DISBURSEMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF: ..
Changes in personnel approved ................................ 1809, 1832,.18i
DOCKS:
Rental paid by commission to Panama Railroad reduced ................. 1-on
EMPIRE:
Administrative district consolidated with Gorgona...................... .
EMPLOYEES: .
Appointments under permanent organization ............................ 81
Changes in personnel approved................................ 1809,1832,186
Claims for injury-
Method for determination and adjustment of ....................... 181
Order repealed .................................................... 1'2

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EMPLOYEES--Continued. Page.
Compensation .-------------------------------................................-------------------...................... 1856
Conditions of employment.............................................. 1856
Corrupt influencing of, unlawful........................................ 1851
Deceased, administration of estates of................................ 1802, 1826
Dentists, family quarters for.................--------..........................--------------------------. 1811
Insane, administration of estates of .................................. 1802, 1826
Laborers and mechanics, eight-hour contract law not applicable until after
January 1, 1915 ..................................................... 1814
Leave of absence-
Accrued, to be paid for at termination of actual service.............. 1807
Annual, regulations governing...................................... 1858
Cumulative-
Allowed W R. McCann ......................................... 1865
Lim it removed ................................................. 1830
Regulations governing.......................................... 1859
Granted with pay-
Close, Joseph A ................................................ 1829
Hobart, Francis A .............................................. 1806
Jervey, Maj. J. P ................................................ 1807
Kersey, Harry A .............................................. 1829
McPherson, Clinton N .......................................... 1865
MacDonald, Donald F .......................................... 1829
R afael, N eira A-............................................... 1829
Schildhauer, Edward ........................... ;.............. 1807
Smallwood, Thomas H ......................................... 1806
Sneed, J. W ................................................... 1806
Stratton, W illiam J ............................................ 1829
Volk, Rev. P. Jose ............................................. 1806
W illiamson, Llewellyn P ....................................... 1843
W ilson, Lieut. Col. E. T-........................................ 1829
Travel ............................................................ 1859
Medals and bars, service rendered after December 31, 1914, not to be
counted ........................................................... 1865
Medical care--------------------------------------------------........................................................... 1858
Office hours and hours of labor ......................................... 1860
Quarters .............................................................. 1858
Transportation ........................................................ 1857
Transfer of certain classes to classified positions under the several executive
departments without examination authorized.--.......................... 1818
Washington office, permanent force temporarily provided for............. 1860
EMPLOYMENT:
Conditions of, under permanent organization ............................ 1856
EQUIPMENT:
Unlawful to purchase from persons in the Army or Navy.................. 1798
ESTATES:
Administration provided for ....................................... 1802,1826
EXAMINATION OF ACCOUNTS, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved ............................... 1809,1833,1864
EXECUTIVE ORDERS. See Orders.
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:
Establishment of office.................................................. 1854
FIGHTS:
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Regulations governing carrying of......................................1798
GORGONA:
Administrative district consolidated with Empire.....------................... 1814..
HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Establishment of ....................................................... 1854
HOBART, FRANCIS A.:
Leave of absence with pay granted ....................................... 1806
HOSPITALS:
Permanent organization-
Committee appointed to report on ................................... 1866 ,.
Memorandum of chief sanitary officer............................... 1869
Minority report of chairman......................................... 1871
Regulations-
Amendment of................................................. 1808,1862 .
Treatment of officers and men of United States Navy and Marine Corps pro-
vided for........................................................... 1808
HUNTING:
Permits, fees for....................................................... 1798
With fire at night prohibited............................................ 1852
With spring or trap prohibited.......................................... 1852
INJURIES:
Compensation for...................................................... 1818
Order repealed........................................................ 1828
INSANE:
Administration of estates provided for............................... 1802,1826
INTEREST:
Rate on borrowed money fixed.......................................... 1850
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
Meetings, minutes of. See Minutes.
Metcalfe, Richard Lee, appointed member of............................ 184..
Payment to Panama Railroad Co. for- :
Telegraph and telephone service reduced....................... 1811,1846
Wharves and docks reduced........................................ 18306 .
Demurrage claims on extra cement steamers authorized .............. 1844.
Rules, regulations, and orders continued in force for Panama Canal....... 18 "
Resolutions. See Resolutions.
JACKSON, WILLIAM H.:
Appointed as associate justice of Canal Zone Supreme Court.: ............ 1709".
JERVEY, MAJ. J. P.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 180.
JOHNSON, DR. EMORY R.:
Compensation fixed .................................................... M18 '
JURY:
Executive order providing for trials by, amended........................ 184
KERSEY, HARRY A.:
Leave of absence with pay granted ...................................... 182,: -!P
LABOR:
Hours of-
Canal employees................................................... 1860
Provisions of eight-hour contract act of June 19, 1912, waived until
January 1, 1915, as to canal contracts.............................. 1814:..




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Canal Zone, all declared necessary for canal purposes ................... 1816
Las Sabanas, exempted from provisions of order declaring all Canal Zone
lands necessary for canal purposes.................................... 1816
Panama Railroad, placing of signs on, prohibited ....................... 1795
United States, placing of signs on, prohibited............................ 1795
LAS SABANAS:
Lands. See Lands.
LAW, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved................................. 1809, 1833, 1864
Head of department authorized to approve for payment vouchers and pay
rolls covering expenses ............................................. 1843
LAWS:
Amendment of-
Act No. 2, sections 1 and 2, regarding appointment of notaries public. 1799
Act No. 9, section 10, regarding the report of certain diseases......... 1796
Act No. 14, regarding hunting permits............................. 1798
Criminal procedure, section 310, relative to bail amended................. 1847
LICENSES:
Chauffeurs ........................................................... 1864
D entists.......................................................... 1797, 1800
Fees-
Carrying firearms................................................... 1798
H hunting perm its ................................................... 1798
Liquor-
Applicants to receive-.......................................... 1811, 1830
Issuance of ........................................................ 1810
None to be granted after July 1, 1913- ................................ 1832
Vehicles, animal-drawn ................................................. 1831
LIMBS:
Artificial, to be furnished William Phillips .............................. 1845
LIQUOR:
Areas in which intoxicating drinks may be sold fixed.................... 1810
Distillation tax order amended .......................................... 1814
Licenses. See Licenses.
Operation of stills after December 31, 1912, prohibited................... 1814
McCANN, W. R.:
Allowed 19 days of accumulated leave.................................. 1865
McPHERSON, CLINTON N.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1865
MAcDONALD, DONALD F.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1829
MEDALS, CANAL:
Service rendered after December 31, 1914, not counted.................. 1865
MEDICAL CARE FOR EMPLOYEES................................... 1858
MEDICINE:
Practice of, without license unlawful............................... 1797,1800
METCALFE, RICHARD LEE:
Appointed member of Isthmian Canal Commission....................... 1843
MEXICAN NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING:
Alumni may be employed under the several executive departments in
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MIDWIFERY: Page.
Practice of, without a license unlawful.............................. 1797,1800
MINUTES:
One hundred and sixty-second meeting, Culebra, April 26, 1912.......... 1793
One hundred and sixty-third meeting, Culebra, April 24, 1913............ 1813
One hundred and sixty-fourth meeting, Culebra, September 10, 1913..... 1835 ,-
One hundred and sixty-fifth meeting, Culebra, March 27, 1914 ........... 1847
MONEY:
Rate of interest on borrowed, fixed ...................................... 1850
NAVY:
Purchase of supplies or equipment from persons in, unlawful ............ 1798
NOTARIES PUBLIC:
Act authorizing appointment of, amended............................. 1799
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT:
Establishment of....................................................... 1853
ORDERS:
Executive (President'i-
August 4, 1911, prohibiting promotion of fights between bulls, dogs, or
cocks............................................................ 1793
September 8, 1911. establishing a postal-savings system in the Canal
Zone............................................................ 1793
September 8, 1911, prohibiting the placing of signs on lands and prop-
erty of the United States and the Panama Railroad Co. in the Canal
Zone............................................................ 1795
September 14, 1911, making it a misdemeanor to unlawfully remove
packing from journal boxes of locomotives, coaches, etc............ 1795
September 21, 1911, appointing William H. Jackson an associate justice
of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone........................... 1795
September 26, 1911, amending sections 51, 62, and 526 and repealing
sections 63 and 529 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Canal Zone
re allowing oral pleadings in district courts, prescribing rules for keep-
ing dockets, and allowing courts discretion in taxing costs......... 1796,
October 14, 1911, amending section 10, act No. 9, providing sanitary
rules and regulations for the Canal Zone, to require reports of certain
diseases to district physicians or district sanitary inspector......... 17906 .
October 14, 1911, prohibiting the practice of medicine, surgery, den-
tistry, pharmacy, or midwifery without a license ................. 1797
November 3, 1911, amending section 456, act No. 14, of penal code,
regulating the carrying of firearms ............................... 1798
November 6, 1911, providing that alumni of National School of Engi-
neering of Mexico may be employed under the several executive
departments of the United States in order to observe certain public
works........... .............................................. 1
November 15, 1911, prohibiting the unauthorized purchase in the Canal
Zone of supplies and equipment from persons in the Army or Navy.. 1798.
November 18, 1911, amending sections 1 and 2, act No. 2, of Canal Zone
laws, relating to notaries public ................................... 1799
December 26, 1911, amending order of October 14, 1911, prohibiting the
practice of medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, or midwifery ini
the Canal Zone without a license................................ 1800
January 9, 1912, providing for the reinstatement in the classified service
of Paul Brosig...............------------...........-------------.............. 1800
January 12, 1912, providing for the taking of a census of the Canal Zone. 1801



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ORDERS-Continued.
Executive (President)-Continued. Page.
February 5, 1912, providing an inexpensive method for the administra-
tion of estates of deceased and insane persons in certain cases, and
repealing act 24 of the Canal Zone laws and orders amendatory
thereto ......................................................... 1802
February 28, 1912, prescribing maximum speed for motor vehicles and
establishing rules of the road for the Canal Zone................... 1805
April 17, 1912, to prevent trespassing upon reservations in the Canal
Zone ............................................................ 1813
May 21, 1912, amending order of May 13, 1911, relative to distillation tax
and prohibiting operation of stills after January 1, 1913 ........... 1814
June 19, 1912, waiving provisions of eight-hour contract, act of June
19, 1912, as to canal contracts until January 1, 1915 .............. 1814
September 12, 1912, consolidating the administrative district of Gor-
gona with that of Empire ...................................... 1814
December 5, 1912, declaring all lands in the Canal Zone necessary for
canal purposes ................................................ 1816
January 13, 1913, amending the order of July 21, 1911, providing for
the inspection of steam vessels.................................. 1816
February 18, 1913, excepting the area of land known as Las Sabanas
from the provisions of the order of December 5, 1912. declaring all
lands in the Canal Zone necessary for canal purposes.............. 1817
February 18, 1913, providing that all artisans, citizens of the United
States, who have rendered one year's satisfactory service on the
Isthmus may be transferred within three years to corresponding
positions in the classified service................................ 1818
February 26, 1913, providing a method for the determination and ad-
justment of all claims arising out of personal injury to employees en-
gaged on the canal or the Panama Railroad ...................... 1818
March 19, 1913, providing for the protection of birds and their nests
in the Canal Zone.............................................. 1825
March 20, 1913, amending order of February 5, 1912, providing an inex-
pensive method for the administration of estates of deceased and
insane persons in certain cases.................................. 1826
March 20, 1913, prescribing conditions under which foreign corpora-
tions may do business in the Canal Zone.......................... 1827
March 24, 1913, suspending the operation of the order of February 26,
1913, providing a method of compensation for personal injuries to,
or for the death of employees .................................... 1828
April 15, 1913, providing maritime quarantine regulations for the Canal
Zone and the harbors of the cities of Panama and Colon, Republic of
Panama.............................................. .......... 1835
June 30, 1913, amending order of February 6, 1908. relative to jury
trials in the Canal Zone ........................................ 1842
August 7, 1913, prohibiting the unauthorized use of flying machines.. 1842
August 9, 1913, appointing Richard Lee Metcalfe a member of the
Isthmian Canal Commission.................................... 1843
August 29, 1913, making it lawful for the defendant in criminal proceed-
ings to make a cash deposit in lieu of a bail bond, and amending hec-
tion 310 of the Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone.............. 1847
September 25, 1913, providing for the punishment of deported persons
who return to the Canal Zone, and repealing the order of May 2, 1911. 1848
November 7, 1913, providing regulations relative to the carrying of
arm s.... ....................................................... 1849




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ORDERS-Continued.
Executive (President)-Continued. Pag..
November 11, 1913, fixing the rate of interest allowed for the use or-
detention of money.............................................. 1850
January 21, 1914, providing a punishment for the corrupt influencing of
agents, employees, or servants.................................... 1851.
January 27, 1914, prohibiting fire hunting at night and hunting bymeans
of a spring or trap, and repealing the order of September 8, 1909.... 1852
January 27, 1914, establishing a permanent organization for the Panama
Canal and abolishing the Isthmian Canal Commission, effective
April 1, 1914 .................................................... 1853
February 2, 1914, providing conditions of employment for the perma-
nent force for the Panama Canal.................................. 1856.
March 2, 1914, establishing a Washington office of the Panama Canal
and providing temporarily for the organization, officials and em-
ployees thereof, and continuing in force for the Panama Canal rules,
regulations, and Executive orders which may have been made for
the Isthmian Canal Commission.................................. 1860
General (Secretary of War)-
November 3, 1911, amending act No. 14 so as to provide no charge shall
be made for hunting permits issued to enlisted men of the land and
naval forces of the United States................................. 1798
January 20, 1914, fixing the total compensation to be paid Prof. Emory
R. Johnson and directing the Isthmian Canal Commission to provide
funds needed in the execution of this order ....................... 1851
ORDINANCES:
Providing for licensing-
Chauffeurs ....................................................... 1864
Motor vehicles in Canal Zone...................................... 1807'
PACKING:
Unlawful removal from journal boxes of locomotives, coaches, etc., a misde-
m eanor .............................................................. 1795.
PANAMA CANAL:
Maintenance of-
Committee-
Appointment of, to investigate plans........................... 183U.-
Minority report of chairman................................... 1871'
Report of .................................................... 1866
Passage or presence of floating craft in certain sections prohibited ......... 186
Permanent organization- n'
Detail of officers under............................................ 1855'.:
Establishment of ........................--..............---........... 1853.
Rules, regulations, and orders of Isthmian Canal Commission continued in : 2
force-------------------------------
force...............................:............................... 186
Tolls rates fixed ....................................................... 18 5
PANAMA HARBOR:
Maritime quarantine regulations established........................... 1835
PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY:
Agreements with commission-
Payments by commission for-
Demurrage claims on extra cement steamers authorized.......... 1844.
Telegraph and telephone services reduced.......".....-..... 1811,1845
Wharves and docks reduced.................................... 1830 .
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PAY ROLLS: Page.
Approval of regulations covering........................................ 1845
Head of department of law authorized to approve, for payment .......... 1843
PEG LEGS:
To be furnished in certain cases....................................... 1863
PHARMACY:
Practice without a license unlawful................................. 1797, 1800
PHILLIPS, WILLIAM:
To be furnished artificial limbs ....................................... 1845
PHOTOGRAPHS:
Military works--
Not to be taken from flying machines without consent of Chief Exec-
utive........................................................... 1843
PHYSICIANS:
Regulations governing treatment of persons by, amended ............... 1808
Treatment of officers and men of United States Navy and Marine Corps
provided for ........................................................ 1808
POSTAL SAVINGS SYSTEM:
Establishment of, in Canal Zone....................................... 1793
PROCLAMATION-PRESIDENT'S:
November 13, 1912, fixing Panama Canal toll rates...................... 1815
PROPERTY:
Panama Railroad-
Placing of signs on, prohibited .................................... 1795
United States--
Placing of signs on, prohibited.................................... 1795
PUBLIC WORKS:
Mexican National School of Engineering alumni permitted to observe..... 1798
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT:
Establishment of . .............................................. 1853, 1860
QUARANTINE, MARITIME:
Regulations established .............................................. 1835
QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT:
Changes in personnel approved ......................... 1809, 1832, 1833, 1864
QUARTERS:
Employees .......................................................... 1858
Family, for dentists.................................................. 1811
..RAFAEL, NEIRA A.:
Leave of absence with pay granted.................................... 1829
REGULATIONS:
Birds, protection of................................................... 1844
Hospital, amendment of ............................................. 1862
Maritime quarantine ................................................ 1835
Prohibiting the passage or presence of floating craft in certain sections of
the canal ........................................... ............... 1863
RESERVATIONS:
Trespassing on, prohibited............................................ 1813
RESOLUTIONS:
Artificial limbs to be furnished William Phillips ....................... 1845
Demurrage claims on extra cement steamers to be paid ................. 1844
Dentists, to be allowed family quarters................................. 1811
Employees-
Leave of absence-
Accumulative-
Limit removed .......................................... 1830
W. R. McCann allowed 19 days........................... 1865

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RESOLUTIONS-Continued.
Employees-Continued.
Leave of absence-Continued.
Accrued leave to be paid for at termination of actual service.....
Granted, with pay-
Close, Joseph A ..........................................
Hobart, Francis A ........................................
Jervey, Maj. J. P .........................................
Kersey, Harry A..........................................
McPherson, Clinton N ....................................
MacDonald, Donald F ....................................
Rafael, Neira A.............. ............................
Schildhauer, Edward......................................
Smallwood, Thos. H ......................................
Sneed, J. W .................. .......... ..................
Stratton, W illiam J ........................................
Volk, Rev. P. Jose .......................................
W illiamson, Llewellyn P...................................
W ilson, Lieut. Col. E. T ..................................


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1806
1807
1829
1865
1829
1829
1807
1806
1806
1829
1806
1843
1829


Hospitals-
Regulations amended-
Governing treatment of persons in ............................. 1808
Relative furnishing special appliances or apparatus.............. 1862
Treatment of officers and men of United States Navy and Marine
Corps provided for.......................................... 1808
Law, department of, vouchers and pay rolls covering expenses to be ap-
proved by head of department....................................... 1843
Licenses-Liquor-
Applicants to receive.......................................... 1811, 1830
None to be granted after July 1, 1913................................ 1832
Medals and service bars-
Service rendered after December 31, 1914, not. to be counted.......... 1865
Panama Canal, committee appointed to investigate plan for maintenance of. 1832
Panama Railroad Co.-
Payment of rental for wharves and docks by commission reduced-.... 1830
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Regulations governing treatment of persons amended..........---------.....-. 1808.
Treatment of officers and men of United States Navy and Marine
Corps provided for.............................................. 18
Saloons, location fixed.............................................---------------------------------------.. 1810 ,
Schools, Government to be reimbursed for destruction of books ........... 1865
Vouchers and pay rolls, regulations governing approved.................-------------- 1845
ROADS:
Rules of the road established........................................... 1805'
SALOONS: .
Location in Canal Zone fixed........................................... 1810
Number not to be restricted ........................................... 181.1
SANITATION:
Department of, changes in personnel approved........... ....'. 1809,1832,1864
Permanent work, report of investigating committee regarding........ ... 1869
Rules and regulations requiring report of certain diseases................. 1796
SCHILDHAUER, EDWARD: --
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1807 .
SCHOOLS:
Government to be reimbursed for destruction of school books ............. 186.
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SERVANTS: Page.
Corrupt influencing of, unlawful ........................................ 1851
SHOPS:
Organization for ........................................................ 1867
SIGNS:
Placing of, on lands and property of United States and Panama Railroad
Co. prohibited ...................................................... 1795
SMALLWOOD, THOMAS H.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1806
SNEED, J. W.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1806
STILLS:
Operation after December 31, 1912, to cease.............................. 1814
Output to be measured................................................. 1814
STRATTON, WILLIAM J.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1829
SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT:
Changes in personnel approved................................. 1809,1832,1864
SUPPLIES: .
Unlawful to purchase from persons in the Army or Navy.................. 1798
SUPPLY DEPARTMENT:
Establishm ent of ....................................................... 1853
SURGERY:
Practice without a license unlawful................................. 1797,1800
TAXES:
Distillation, collection provided for..............------...-------..-........-......--... 1814
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE SERVICE:
Amount of payment to Panama Railroad by commission reduced....... 1811,1845
TOLLS, PANAMA CANAL:
Rates fixed ............................................................ 1815
TRANSPORTATION:
Em ployees ........................................................... 1857
VEHICLES:
Animal-drawn, taxes and licenses for................................... 1831
Motor-
Maximum speed prescribed........................................ 1805
Ordinance providing for licensing and regulation of, amended ....... 1807
VESSELS, STEAM:
Order of July 2, 1911, regarding inspection amended...................... 1816
VOLK, REV. P. JOSE:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1806
VOUCHERS:
Approval of-
By head of department of law, authorized........................... 1843
Regulations governing.............................................. 1845
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
Changes in personnel approved................................. 1809,1832,1864
Temporary establishment of............................................ 1860
WHARVES:
Rental paid Panama Railroad by Commission reduced.................... 1830
WILLIAMSON, LLEWELLYN P.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1843
WILSON, LIEUT. COL. E. T.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1829

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