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STHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION


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...MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL
COMMISSION.


ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-IINTH MEETING,

SANcoN, CANAL ZONE, January 28, 1911.
The Commission meL at the call of the Chairman at 2 p. m.
.Present: Commissioners Goethals (chairman), Gaillard, Sibert,
Rousseau, Gotgas, Thatcher, and Secretary Bishop.
Absent: Commissioner Hodges.
The minutes of the one hundred and fifty-eighth meeting were read
and approved.
1'. The Chairman read the following Executive orders, which were
4 hdered to be spread upon the minutes:

EXECUTIVE ORDER.

: -: virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following Order
0 t-br the Canal Zone:
SAS.RICE 1. Any deed or other instrument in writing relative to or affecting
-real estate the separate property of "a married woman, or any mortgage or
other lien on suck property, shall be sufficient if the husband of the married
w:aeil Joihe with her in the execution of the instrument and the same is
..; te wedged by them before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments,,
i:,. in conformity' with the provisions hereof.
t ::. 2. Any deed or other instrument in writing heretofore executed by a.
..:. :...i.'led .oman joined" by her husband and otherwise in conformity to law,
:i:i::.. ig lands or interests therein belonging to her separate estate, or create.
ai^.1k'mortgage or other lien thereon, shall be held to be valid and effective to
a ):i it title to 9r, Interest in such land, or to create such mortgage or other
thereon, from the date of the execution of the deed or other instrument.
.. ...ii.. gh no order may have been obtained as required by the Civil Code from a
K bt or judge tb autdrize anch conveyance, mortgage or other lien.
1A 4'f 8,tt order tpja i -, ledge the execution of an instrument in writing
3! i .f:the provIs( parties shall appear in person before the officer
,4b titOtth:le ,o d acknowledge to him that they have executed
: e fr thie pip* :a~i icotsideratiobs expressed in the instrument. If-
Wld "" the idtloledgmeut or either of them is -not personally:
,tl". oS.ecer takig acknowledgment, their identity iubt be estab-
h. of e.redtb.e witness and, in addition, the .married woman.
..t .,ed.ne.t .t examined tivily and apart from her
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instrument in writing must be fully explained to her by him, ad ::he1 all 1
accept her acknowledgment unless she declares to him. that sh .bsa" 'wIU# ..
signed the instrument, without fear or compulsion on the part of .her t' iii ....
and that she does not wish to retract it. *
The certificate of acknowledgment of the husband shall be sufficeiet it.ft, .SKW
substantially in the following form:' .
TE -----.... JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, .. : .
Canal Zone: ... :.:,'
Before me, ----.,----- --, in and for -----, in the Canal Zone, an this"
personally appeared ----- known to me (or proven to me on the oath of .-' *1r
a credible witness) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregowbz*
instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same, for the.pi
poses and consideration therein expressed.
Given under my hand and seal of office this -----.. day of -----, A. I ::
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The certificate of acknowledgment .of a married woman shall be suffi'hiit '
is substantially in the following form: -;.. .
THE ------ JUDICIAL. CIRCUIT,
Canal Zone:
Before me, -----, ----, in and for _---; in the Canal Zone, on .this,
personally appeared -----, known to me (or proven to me on theWlath of .4..:-.-i
a credible witness) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the fto:ja
Instrument, and the said ---....., being examined by me privity and ait."
from her husband -----, and having had said instrument fully explained :to. er.: :
by me, acknowledged the same to be her act and deed, and declared that $.;@'i
had willingly signed the same for the purposes and consideration ther:%i:.';
expressed, without fear or compulsion on the part of het husband, ..i
said -----, and that she did not wish to retract it.
Given under my hand and seal of office, this ---.....-- day of ---.. A. D
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ART. 4. Any instrument in writing required to be acknowledged by p the.
sons of this Order, or by any other law. or order of the Canal Zpnre,. sha:! .
acknowledged before a judge of any court of the Canal Zone, the clerk 'th
or before any notary public of said Canal Zone, and may-also be acwo
before the judge of any court of record or the clerk thereof or before any up.
public within any State, Territory, District or possession of the U2i.tMt~
If the instrument is one executed in a foreign country the taKle 'my: '"'i

of the United States, accredited to such country. '
The officers authorized to take acknowledgments hereunder .are ralso
to Issue proper certificates of the same. '.
ART. 5. Articles 189 and 1810 of the Civil Code, and all laws~, r~s~
decrees. and parts thereof, in conflict with this. Order are her.e.
Provided, however, That this Order shall not alect any. (leed"ptb'i,
ment executed pursuant to the Jaws in force prior: to the dh e .nppnw
Order shall take effect. ., .;:-:"..

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:'.: '.:. EXUTIV ODER.

y: virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following
.* awBEtive Order for the Oanal Zone Government:
1r;:: ow 1. The office Of District Tax Collector, created by paragraph 2 of the
ecntive Order effective April 15, 1907, is hereby abolished.
: E 2. The duties hertfbtore discharged by the District Tax Collectors shall
be performed by the Collector of Revenues in person or by duly appointed depu-
'"eS, provided that there shall be a Dtputy Collector of Revenues assigned to
each Administrative District, who, under the direction and supervision of the
kibleer tof Revenues, shall. exercise and perform the duties of the Collector of
... Ifenes within the respective districts. The Collector of Revenues shall have
i wea additional deputies, auiestants and other help as are now assigned to him
or ieay hereafter be assigned to him by competent authority.
S ?Lhe existing laws relating to the execution of official bonds by the Collector
tf ReVenues and his deputies shall not be affected in any manner by this order.
,:::I iS.- Taxes and penalties Aseessed against real estate or the improvements
ire& l shall constitute -a liesh a such property which shall be superior to all
l-inr liens, mortgages or encumbrances of -any kind whatsoever and shall be
S enfrieable against the propeIty whether in the possession of the delinquent
or any subsequent owner and tan be .altoharged only by the payment of the
'faq A penalty of twenty [20%] per eelit., and any costs that may have

Smfie. 4. A statement showing th8lpersons delinquent for taxes in the respective
WBttaiets, prepared and signed by the Collector of Revenues and approved by the
: -ieaa of the Department of Civil Administration and containing the requisites
prescribed by Section 54 of Act 7 of the Laws of the Canal Zone enacted Sep-
"'istwt, 1,904, shall be sufficient warrant for the proceedings to seize and sell
property suffleient to satisfy .the amount of taxes, penalties and costs due in
i: ch casee- and the moneys acquired by the Collector of Revenues at such sale
shal1 be duly accounted for by him to the Treasurer of the Canal Zone, in like
'-iN. waiger as other public moneys received by him; and in making returns thereof
!.t::,i. s-hall show the total amount of proceeds received from such sale, the amount
i. taxes, penalties and costs and any surplus remaining that may have been
:Pidii over to the delinquent taxpayer for the payment of such surplus.
h::i: owner o personal property seftzd may redeem the same from the
i.!eter of Revenues at'any time before the sale, but not afterwards, by tender-
r o h r.his deputy t]he amount of the tiaes t penalties and costs up to the
il. .. the tender; the costs to be charged in making such seizure and sale
f ifmee the actual expense .of the seisz*u ad preservation of the
g te 0~ le, l'fd no charge -shall be imposed for the services of
|t ..s..r at a tax aele of personal property shil acquire an inde-
..to .the ~2opeify sold, and the officer making the sale shall execute

^| A'hepfviS"..fl"i. ". Act 7 of the Canal b ie t 1ws, relating to the
V i1.4tdb uud. other immovable property'' the municipalities,
S lijpSa t o ti.d.ers at tax almes, anid* ,e therein
A`:` .. ..i.ti t indit.is therein press 4 r. pect to
bthe der:xqueuit tarpayeit e 1 tb` treeu-
th M $ t ereonder when the proper a. t dily
epr* 'n tf o the Canal Zsone Z government, w!o
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1754 MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAD COMMISBIOZ.

tax sales, in like manner and form as it did 'to the abolishedd imuoilc. -
under the said Act 7. .:
SEC. 7. Deeds conveying title to real estate or to improvements. thp*e'e :
cuted by the Collector of Revenues or his deputies. to private persaioeini
Canal Zone Government under tax sales pursuant to law, shall convey a.l" .
title, and interest of the delinquent taxpayer in.-and to- the propert S^i "Al
the date of such sale, and shall be entitled to registration in Qte-re*l I. .' "
records of the district in which the property is situated. .-..
SEC. 8. All the provisions of said Act 7 of the Canal Zone Laws rela'
the levy, assessment and payment of taxes and the enforced. collection t..
which conferred powers and imposed duties on -the officials of the aboibl
municipalities shall be held to apply to the Collector of Revenues, and, hereaftqi
he shall exercise and discharge all of said.powers and duties. In. DersobQ- 7!
through his deputies in the respective administrative districts. .: .... ...
SEC. 9. All laws, orders or decrees in conflict with this. order are: hrh.eb
repealed, but the repeal shall not affect any action or procedure that .:m:q-.::"k:
have been taken or had under preexisting laws and such 'action -or. pRop e ifl
if not terminated shall be proceeded with in, conformity with this o 4 i.U.
near as may be; and, provided further, property now delinquent .for .
may be sold to satisfy the taxes due thereon under- the provisions $hereo(:I.|M
like manner as may be done with property becoming delinquent hereafter* '.:i:
SEC. 10. Nothing in this Executive Order shall be held to deprive-the G h~at
man and Chief Engineer or the Head of the Department of Civil Administr5ti4
from exercising any power or authority now conferred on them, or eithters:. '
them, by law in relation to the appointment of officers and employees, or- the'I.
supervision of the work of officers and employees responsible or reporting ..
them, or to either of them. -.
.-Wu. ;H. -T*r :.:
THE WHITE HOUSE, October 4, 1910. .- ..

(No. 1250.) ..


EXECUTIVE ORDER.

TO PRESCRIBE THE MANNER OF LEASING PUBLIC LANDS IN TEE -AN4A. ..."''

By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish-the followingq"
for the Canal Zone: .' ,.. '
SECTION 1. The Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby authorisad.-
power to establish rules and regulations, from time to time, for. th&e;..I
of public lands in the Canal Zone, in accordance with the provis0or".itt.. .AIti
of Congress approved February 27, 1909, and entitled "An 'act relatingt
use, control and ownership of lands in the Canal Zone, Isthmus 6of ia
SEC. 2. The leases for public lands authorized to be mad. under s;SAl t A1W
Congress shall be executed by the officer in -charge of the .latud i fliO at
Canal Zone Government, with the apprQval of thp.Iead of lh'
Civil Administration: but thge Itfluilan Canal Oommisslbai w ,t tt
of the Secretary of War may designate some other .officers tq. .....ei
prove such leases, when, in the opinion of the Commissi tIt:':P4 A ...
convenient to do so. .

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MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION. 1755

S ORDERB.
S' WA DEPARTMENT,
Washington, January 5, 1911.
1. By direction of the President, it is ordered that the first proviso of section
1 of the Order issued by the Secretary of War, by direction of the President,
on. December 3, 1904, which was promulgated in Circular No. 4, Isthmian Canal
Commission, December 30, 1904, be amended to read as follows:
Provided, however, That this order shall cease to be operative.
"First: If the Republic of Panama should at any time increase the rate of
duty on imported articles described in class 2 of the Act of the National Con-
vention of Panama passed July 5, 1904, and effective October 12, 1904, above
15 pir centum ad valorem, provided for in said Act; or if the said Republic
should increase at any time the rates of duty on the imported articles described
in the other schedules of said Act, except on all forms of imported wines, liquors,
alcohols and opium, upon which the Republic may fix higher rates.
"Second: If Article thirty-eight of the Constitution of the Republic of Pan-
ama,'as modified by Article one hundred and forty-six thereof, is repealed or
modified at any time in so far as the importation and sale of all kinds of mer-
chandise are concerned.
*" Third: If the consular fees and charges of the Republic of Panama, in
respect to the entry of all vessels and importations into the said ports of
Colon and Panama, are increased beyond the rates now in force, which rates
are understood to be sixty per centum of the rates in force prior to the pro-
-mulgation of said order of December 3, 1904; or,
I "Fourth: If goods imported into the ports of Colon and Panama, consigned
to or designated for any port in the Canal Zone, are at any time subjected in
the Republic of Panama to any other direct or indirect impost or tax whatever.'
2. Paragraph 3 of the Order issued by the Secretary of War, by direction of
the President, on January 7, 1905, which contemplates the exclusion from the
benefits of the commissaries established and maintained by the Canal Com-
mission of all employees and workmen who are natives of tropical countries, is
hereby revoked.
J. M..DICKINSON,
Secretary of War.
: 2. The Commission formally confirmed the following resolution
adopted Jy letter ballot of December 7, 1910:
: resolved, That hourly employees on the gold roll, who resign or
S are discharged after rendering satisfactory service for six months or
: l 'dger subsequent to January 1, 1911, may be granted leave on
-:, 6 ai 9nt of such service at the rate of 2* days for each full month,
:I: : I i total not exceeding 56 days, provided that no leave shall be
grrw te:di' ici itd an employee discharged for cause, or on account of satis-
fafor y service less than six months.
The Chairman presented statements showing the appointments,
.. motions and otjer changes in the personnel:
&::| ) In the De)partzent of Construction and Engineering for the weeks ending
.4l3? 11, 14. z4"2 ~. O1909; January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; February5, 12,
4 2; a 042, and 28; April. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21,
.-.f. ; June 4, 18, and 2 ; Jdly 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13, 20,
; tleptobor 8, 10,F iT, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; 'November
I l A 6 Debm 17,24, and 1, 1910. .
!3q J*ya at t Ci Admlntration for the weeks ending Decem-
f1 af..w9 1".. 8, 15, 22, and .29; February 5, 12, 19,







and 26; March 5, 12, 19, and. 20; April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30O; May:: 4A
28; June 4, 11, 18, and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 80; August 6, 13,.20, agld44
tember 3, 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November :%:S
and 26; December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1910. :M '- !?Yi
(c) In the Department of Sanitation for the weeks ending December 4
and 25, 1909; January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; February 5,.12 19, and4.....
5, 12, 19, and 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and :28;
18, and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13,20, and 27; Setptli
17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26;
3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1910.
(d) In the Quartermaster's Department for thf weeks ending Doeeel
11, 18, and 25, 1909; January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; February 5, 12, 19,na4iI
March 5, 12, 19, and 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and q2&~;D t
4, 11, 18, and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13,20, and.27; 27 ptena
3, 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, 10, and. .
December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1910. .. :
(e) In the Subsistence Department for the weeks ending DeceJniber 4~,
and 25, 1909; January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; February 5, 12, 19, and.i26; ""
12, 19, and 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28; Iane 4, ~
and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13, 20, and 27; Septedxi)er..
and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26; Dbeeiill
10, 24, and 31, 1910.
(f) In the Department of Disbursements for the weeks ending -:.i
11, 18, and 25, 1909; January 8; February 12, 19, and 26; 'Marcdh 5 '"!6
April 9, 23, and 30; May 7 and 14; June 4, 11, and 25; July 2, 9, 16. 23, 'Ell
August 6, 13, 20, and 27; September 3, 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, f5,i aj.f*,
November 5, 12, and 26; December 3, 10, 17, and 31,-1910.
(g) In the Department of Examination of Accounts for the weell&k.'
December 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1909; January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; Febtuaryt7h,"
19, and 26; March 5, 12, 19, and 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 80; May 7,14,
28; June 4, 11, 18, and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, -and 30; August 6, .12, 20, ...
September 3, 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November -, :
and 26; December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1910.-
(h) In the Department of Law for the week ending December 24 1910.
(i) In the Isthmian Canal Commission Band for the weekse:enaiffg )emt%
4, 1909; January 15 and 29; March 12; April 2, 9, and 16; June.:4 a ',.J:&:o" ~t
2, 23, and 30; August 20; September 3, 10, and 24; October- 1iI, an4*ij
November 19; December 17 and 31, 1910. .
(f). In the Panama Railroad Relocation for the weeks endiae':... ..
and 25, 1909; January 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; February 5, 12, 19, and uk;:J
12, 19, and 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28; .Ju 4 4
and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6; 13, 20, aiA 2; 2 S; pteinb. K
and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, 19, 'il. 28:
10, 17, 24, and 31, 1910. '
(k) In the Panama 'Railroad Commissary Department for the .eel
December 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1909; January 1, 8, 15. 22 and 2 *r.F uiA
19, and 26; March 5, 12, 19, and 26; April 2, 9, .16 .e 2,and;14 S Miiy W
and 28; June 4, 11, 18, and 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, and S0; .Ai. 1t 0,1
27; September 3, 10, 17, and :2; October 1, 8, 15, M, and*.
19, and 26; December 3, 10, 17, 24, and81, 1910. ... ..
All of which were ratified and approved ...k.(
4. The Commission fonnllyonfirmed its t .
of Denimber. 51910, in Apft i r

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A tit h Panamn Canal and Approaches thereto, Including all Waters
Atxia the Jurisdiction of the Isthmian Canal Commission, which
ti. re prepared and recommended for adoption by the Board of Local
~*setors.
m$ 4 3ie following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
"Otto F. Sonneman, storekeeper, Department of Sanitation, to enter
.Jtmnuary 3, 1911, apon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, for his
ervice year beginning March 24, 1910, was formally confirmed:
SResotved, That Otto F. Sonneman, storekeeper, Department of
SSs4nitation, be granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective
January 1911, which ordinarily would not. be due until January
l 91i.
.0.. The Commission formally confirmed the following resolutions
adopted by letter ballot of November 25, 1910, amending, respec-
timely, sections 11 and 15, and sections 12 and 16 of the Rates, Rules,
a. d Regulations for the Use of Water and Sewers in the City of
Ihrmisha~ita
R.es. olved, That sections 11 and 15 of the Rates, Rules, and Regu-
:l..itions for the Use of Water and Seiers in the City of Panama,
'..Be publie of Panama, approved by the Isthmian Canal Commission
at t one hundred and thirty-second meeting, held on August 15,
1,907, and issued as Decree No. 23 of 1907 by the President of Pan-
ama, be, and the same hereby are, amended so as to read as follows:
SECrno. 11. All water that passes through the meter in excess of
).I..E0 gallons per quarter will be charged for, whether the water is
~iied hr* wasted: Provided, however, That where water is wasted
t:::imgh leakage or escape from 'underground pipes or connections
54d .investigation by the Superintendent of Public Works, or his
,iiYathorized representative, develops the fact that such waste could
.:.ii..bt reasonably have been discovered or prevented by the water con-
.4ster,.4he Superintendent of Public Works is authorized, with the ap-
".:jI" &of the Head of the Department of Civil Administration of the
an:'. al Zone, to reduce the water bill for the quarter during which
ate occrired to such amount as, under all the circumstances,
SIa&ppeai' equitable. This section shall apply to cases of waste
tf for the quarter ending September 30, 1910, as well as to
.eases.
a.The Isthmian Canal Commission shall not be held
Sd ge that may result from leaks, burst pipes,
itause, an the consumer must pay for all water
lf g t meter in excess of 10,000 gallons per quarter, at
I Btf .;uer per thousand gallons, unless, agreeably to
wfot water has been duly determined.''
12 and 16 of the .ates, Rules, and Regul.-
tUW'Wnd4&ewers in the City of Colon, 1epulap
Sip.au Canal Commiision at its op.
12JulY 19, 1906, and issued ~s
ent of Panama, be, ad the same
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is used or wasted: Provided, however, That where wate M
through leakage or escape .from underground pipes or :-ob
and investigation by the Superintendent of Public W6rkls,.....
thorized representative, develops the fact that such waat6
reasonably have been discovered or prevented by the water& the Superintendent of Public Works is authorized, with thei
of the Head of the Department of Civil Administration' of" th
Zone, to reduce the water bill for the quarter during which,,th'
occurred to such amount as, under all the circumstances, mayi"4
equitable. This section shall apply to cases of waste of wat
the quarter ending September 30, 1910, as well as to future eas. AN
"SECTION 16. The Isthmian Canal Commission shall not .be
accountable for any damage that may result from leaks, iarM
or from any other cause, and the consumer must pay for all4.ih
passed through the meter in excess of 10,000 gallons per qu
the rate of 90 cents silver per thousand gallons, unless, agree bil44
section 12 hereof, waste of water has been duly determined."
7. The Chairman presented the contracts providing for thfo
justment of payments by the Republic of Panama for the water i:,
sewerage systems and pavements constructed in the-cities of .A :i:
and Colon, which were signed by the Acting Chairman on behati&
the Commission on September 30, 1910, and which supersede the.'4*
tracts approved by the Commission at its one hundred and flur
second meeting. The action of the Acting Chairman in signing C.
revised contracts was approved.
8. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, autbnte
C. E. Gilmore, paymaster, Cristobal, to enter September 2 i10
upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay for his service year
ning December 13, 1909, was formally confirmed: .. -
Resolved, That C. E. Gilmore, paymaster, Cristobal, be. giiit
42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective September '229-.. 1
for his service year beginning December 13, 1909, which ord
would not be due until October 13, 1910. # :
9. The following resolution respecting the steamships :RVC 4g
and Colon, adopted by letter ballot of N6vember 12, (910, wa^iS
ally confirmed: ... '
In view of the fact that the five-year contracts between nth"He1"
mian .Canal Commission and the Panama Rairoai d 'o oor
.charter to the latter of the steamships Panama and N"i9:lh
pired, it' was- -..
Resolved, That the steamships Panama and Colonh be co iit_
the service of the Panama Railroad Co. without formald
without 'charge after October '81; 1910, for iuienGd
Provided, That the Panama Railroad 4Co. shalU.jj i
sels in their present condition and shall make, at its ::
all repairs and improvements thereto, except .:S nh;i
the request of the Commission.'
10. The following resolution, adopted by letter .
Miss Genevieve Russell, nitrse, 'AncoB Me sithl t
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*; 2itl010, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay, was formally con-
A' *finned;
-Resolved, That Miss Genevieve Russell, nurse, Ancon Hospital,
be:granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective October 25,
.I100, which ordinarily would not be due until November 11, 1910.
: 11. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
David W. Scribner, conductor, Central Division, to enter, September
29, 1910, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay for his service
year beginning December 18, 1909, was formally confirmed:
Resolved, That David W. Scribner, conductor, Central Division,
be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effective September
09, 1910, for his service year beginning December 18, 1909, which
ordinarily would not be due until October 18, 1910.
12. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
SPeter J. Thull, steam-shovel engineer, Central Division, to enter Sep-
tember 28, 1910, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay for his
service year beginning January 15, 1910, was formally confirmed:
: Resolved, That Peter J. Thull, steam-shovel engineer, Central Divi-
saon, be granted 42 days' leave of absence with' pay, effective Sep-
tember 28, 1910, for his service year beginning January 15, 1910,
which ordinarily would not be due until November 15, 1910.
S13. The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, increasing
henmaximum salary of the principal of the Canal Zone High School,
tat:formally confirmed:
S.Resoloved, That paragraph 2 of the resolution adopted by the Com-
mission at its one hundred and fifty-fifth meeting, fixing the maxi-
maum salary of the principal of the Cristobal High School at $125
. United States currency per month, during the school term, be changed
t :A read as follows:
T: : "he maximum salary of the principal of the Canal Zone High
S school shall be Qxed, effective October 1, 1910, at $150 United
t rates currency per month, during the school term."
A .The following resolution, adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
Ihj granting of a license for the retail sale of liquor to C. P. Gibson,
Sof Empire, was formally confirmed:
rs ad, That the Head of the Department of Civil Administra-
i;:.iri :e':ai he is hereby, authorized. to take the necessary steps for
KI siu suiae of a license for the retail sale of liquor for the year
Kw: 4'fti Jily 1, 1910, to C. P. Gibson, of Empire.
:: o iifllow gesolution, adopted by letter ballot of September
1,,.redIungP sm^ount paid. by, the Commission to the Panama
O~ for fItright transportation by rail from $47,000 tb
i* nuth, ipit fot passenger transportation by rail from
0 per itt 1as formally confirmed:.
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1760 MINUTES OF THM .IBsH A AN-AN. S.OOZM

freight transportation by rail furnished. th IesthmiaIn .'
mission by the Panama Railroad Co., be, and the' me.
ratified and approved.. .
Resolved further, That the agreement entered into by
man for the payment of $9,000 monthly, beginning Oetob*1
in full payment for all passenger transportation by .rail
the Isthmian Canal Commission by. the Panama. Railroad
ratified and approved: Provided, however, That this ..
not include special cars or special trains when ordered y F
mission.
16. The Chairman stated that as the result of the report ofa b -
appointed by him for the, purpose of ascertaining the actualt-
handling freight over docks by the Panama .Railroad C0o.,i
Quartermaster's Department he had, on January 13, 1911, o
proposed to the Panama Railroad Co. that an agreement .- 1e:
into providing that the Railroad Company charge the Commi
cents per ton for the handling of all classes of freight over I
excepting cement, which is covered, by a special rate, and thbV
Commission charge the Railroad Company a like amount for Sit.
service; the agreement to be effective Februa'y 1, 1911, "&aiiRU:& .
confirmed by resolution of the Commission and of the Board.:
rectors of the Railroad Company. This agreement Jlhving.|.,
accepted by the General Superintendent of the Panama Railroad 9:Q.
on behalf of the Company, it was .
Resolved, That the agreement between the Isthmian Canal
mission and the Panama Railroad Co., effective Fehruary 1, i.'
providing for a reciprocal price of 32 cents per ton .for the ha.
of all classes of freight over docks, with the exception ...
which is covered by a special rate, be, and the same is hereby,
fled and approved. : .
17. Upon the recommendation of the Head of the Depar
Civil Administration, the following resolutions eaeuding.se
and 6, respectively, of the Rates, Rules, and..Regulations Gover
the Use of Water and Sewers in the cities of Panama and ..Q l
amending section 4 of the Rates, Rules, and. Regulations ve3
the Use of Water in the Canal Zone were adopted. .
.Resolved, That section 5 ..of the Rates, Rules, arid Rqlg .tin
earning the Use of Sewers. and Water in the City...of inm. ".il.C.
by the Isthmian Canal Commission at its one :.iidn44$: l
second meeting, held on August 15, 1907, and issued'; a
of 1907 by the President of Panama, be, and the saite
amended to read as follows "
SSCTION 5. Meters -will be read each, -qatater andiill
-based on the nearest tbusand..galleis, on-. the 1st:i "
April, July, and -Octoberi.-for water :osed. i pa p.
from date of bill at the of hie of the Superi~,td
a discount of 10 cents slver per' thousand ga lontlwL
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Within 45 days, the water will be cut off and the bills will be reported
1 to the6 Head of the Department of Civil. Administration for collection
Sby 4p process of law, and all charges for water, including those for
tIaiag off and on water, as hereinafter provided, and all charges for
a wer use and legal proscution will be assessed against the property
and become a lien thereon: Provided, That a fee of $2 silver for
': turning off water on account of failure to pay water rents shall be
added to each unpaid bill, and after payment of such delinquent bill
a fee of $2 silver shall be charged for again turning on the water for
t; connection from which it was turned off on account of nonpayment
of gater-rent bill. Fees collected for turning on and off water shall
be credited and remitted as water rents."
Resolved, That section 6 of the Rates, Rules, and Regulations Gov-
erning the Use of Sewers and Water in the City of Colon, approved
by the Isthmian Canal Commission at its one hundred and twelfth
Meeting, held on July 5, 1906, and issued as Decree No. 33-of 1906 by
'the President of Panama, be, and the same hereby is, amended to read
as follows:
SEcTio 6. Meters will be read each quarter and bills presented,
based on the nearest thousand gallons, on the 1st day of January,
April, July, and October, for water used. If paid within 15 days
from date of bill at the office of the Superintendent of Public Works,
a discount of.10 cents silver per thousand gallons will be given. All
bills must be settled within 45 days from date of same. If not paid
within 45 days, the water will be cut off and the bills will be reported
to the Head of the Department of Civil Administration for collection
by due process of law, and all charges for water, including those for
turning off and on water, as hereinafter provided, and all charges for
sewer use and legal prosecution will be assessed against the building,
lease, or property, and become a lien thereon: Provided, That a fee of
$2 silveafpr turning off water on account of failure to pay water
rents shall be added to each unpaid bill, and after payment of such
delinquent bill a fee of $2 silver shall be charged for again turning
S .n the water for a connection from 'which it was turned off on account
iof nonpayment of water-rent bill. Fees collected for turning on and
: ff.l-water shall be credited and remitted as water rents."
': esolved, That section 4 of the Rates, Rules, and Regulations Gov-
u ring the Use of Water in the Canal Zone, adopted at the one hun-
& ed and thirty-sixth meeting of the Isthmian Canal Commission,
f and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:
S r oq 4. Charge shall be made for all connections with the water
i aiaaxts. and sewers in accordance with the schedule contained in sec-
II 11, of these regulations. Should the owner or lessee of a build-
.ij :ihavming water connections refuse or neglect to pay his water bill
: ':: period of 45 days after the expiration of the quarter for which
S'I i iirendeed, this fact shall be reported to the Head of the Depart-
ie: d ot iviI Administration, who shall collect the bill by due process
diw. Ai; chargeso for water, including those for turning off and
.. 'i as hereinafter, provided, and all costs. for collection shall be
ai against .he 'building or property where the water was used
b.#. alii 1 thera .When a bill for -water becomes delin-
I tw shall bat ed off from the connection against which
.1U4Si4ee and d e w:wter shall be delivered through the con-
the bill isapiiaiProvided, That a fee of $1 for turning


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off water on account of failure to pay water rents.shi al" i
each such unpaid bill, and after payment of such delia1n i:w
fee of $1 shall be charged for again turning on the wateti, .: ,. .
nection from which it was turned off on account of nonpk_
water-rent bill. Fees collected for turning on and: off water'si::silt
credited and remitted as-water rents." :'

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ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTIETH MEETING.

CILEBRA, CANAL ZONE, April 15, 1911.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 2.30 p. inm.
Present: Commissioners Goethals' (Chairman), Hodges, Gaillard.
'Sibert, Rousseau, Gorgas, Thatcher, and Secretary Bishop.
The minutes of the 159th meeting were read and approved.
S1. The Chairman read -the following executive orders. which were
ordered to be spread upon the minutes:

S: EXECUTIVE ORDER.

SUnder authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
I The Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby authorized to use six-meter French
Siin.p cars for thepurpose of obtaining gravel from the bed of the Chagres
River until July 1, 1911, without equipping such cars with the various safety
Sappliances required by the provisions of Executive Order No. 1002, dated January
'."&1909. "
Wm. H. TAFt.
THE WHITE OUSEr
January 16, 1911.
t No. 1285.)


EXECUTIVE OanEB.

CREATE A LAND OFFICE FOE THE CANAL MWNE gND FOR OTIER PURPOSE.

By virtue of the authority vested, in me. I hereby establish the following
SOrder for the Canal .Zone:
SniIpO" 1. A Land Office for the Canial Zone Is hereby created under the
V ldietionof thI Department of Law, and subject to the superior direction
Nithe n Chailznan and Chief Engineer. The LD.nd Office shall be in charge of
.. iial.St.] to be known as Land Agent.
S S "b. .papers, maps, records, and other documents relating to the lands
i S e eoiantrolled by the United. States in the Canal Zone and the lands
S..o the canal in the Republic of Panama outside of the Canal Zone,
a.ttherwie provided by law. shall be kept in the Land Office in the
SRiver a cuetofy of the Land Agent, under such rules and regulations as the
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SEc. 3. It shall be the duty of the'Land Agent 'to render afl
Head of the Department of Law in all matters relating to the i.a
land claims and land titles; and under the direction of that .
have the supervision of Government lands to prevent, unauthorized..i
thereon; and shall perform such other duties as may, be assigned': to....
accordance with law. He shall have such assistants and other help :,:
authorized by the Chairman and Chief Engineer. ..
SEC. 4. The Isthmian Canal Commission may adopt rules and, tegula.tt
the government of the Land Office, in conformity with this Orders..sp
inconsistent with the Executive Order of October 7, 1910, entitled- "Riu..
Order. To prescribe the manner of leasing public lands in the Canal Z6o1i'
SEC. 5. The Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby authorized to eat4i
arrangement with the Panama Railroad Company to consolidate the "iw:
pany's Land Office with the Land Office hereby created,, and by which. t.di.tu
- maps, records, and other documents affecting the Panama Railroad 'q.
lands in the Canal Zone and the Republic of Panama may be tran
the Land Office created by this Order, there to be kept in the custody.
Land Agent for the use and benefit of the Railroad Company; and the ki*
ment so made may provide that the work now done by the personnel'"
Panama Railroad Company's Land Office, including land surveys and *
gation of land claims, may be done by the Government Land Agent. ant.i dA.
personnel of the Canal Commission.
The arrangement hereby authorized shall be effected upon such t
respect to reimbursement and other compensation from the Panama RaI
Company to the Commission, as may be agreed upon by the. Isthml.., j.,
Commission and the Panama Railroad Company.
SEc. 6. This Order shall take effect thirty days from and after this date.

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 19, 1911. !

(No. 1286.)


EXECUTIVE ORDE..
TO PROVIDE A METHOD OF EXCUTING AND RECORDING DEEDS, AND TO B" l '.
EXECUTIVE ORDER DATED MARCH 12, .1907, EFFECTIVE APRIL 15, 19o07
TO THE SAME SUBJECT.
ART. 1. No conveyance of immovable property or of an interest th
mortgage thereon, shall be effective except by an instrument -in .tii
cuted and delivered between parties competent to- contract, and s tc"0:"
describing the property conveyed, or mortgaged, and signed by ::. *
executing the same, or if he Is not able to write Ihe shall affix hiMs I'At:ll
and duly acknowledged in accordance with the provisions of th0ig. .l.F
some officer authorized to take acknowledgements, provided, hdwe'ire
copy of any instrument in writing, affecting immovable proproi.r 'it i
Zone, duly executed before a Notary Public in the Republic .tCo :.it
to November 3rd, 1908, or in the Republic of Panama- afita'es Mi
authenticated by the.Notary Public charged with the custody. 0 fr ti-
containing the original deed from which the copy was take,, sh.al.1'b' tal
effective as a conveyance of the lands or interests in the-lands: ter4jl4
ABT. 2. The acknowledgments provided for in this oix4t S1RI bt
manner and form provided for the husband's aeknowlidg .nt i tI.
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i:: a of August 20,. 1910, entitled Executive Order:-Conveyance of Real
l"te by Married Women."
A T. 3. If for any reason the Grantor in the instrument cannot appear before
She officer authorized to take acknowledgments, the execution of such instru-
ment must be attested by not less than two subscribing witnesses, and may be
proven by the oath of one of the subscribing witnesses to such instrument, taken
before any of the officers authorized to take acknowledgments, to the effect
th t he subscribed such instrument as a witness at the request of the grantor,
who signed the same in his presence, or who acknowledged to him that he had
signed the same, for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.
The Certificate of Acknowledgment shall be sufficient if it is substantially
in the following form.:
The JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
Canar Zone:
Before me in and for -- in the Canal Zone, on
this day personally appeared known to me (or proven to me on
te :.oath of --- a credible witness,) to be the person whose name is
subscribed as a witness to the foregoing instrument, and after being duly sworn
by me, on -his oath deposes that he subscribed the same as such witness at the.
request of the grantor named in the foregoing instrument, and that be
saw the grantor execute the same (or that the grantor acknowledged to him
that lie had executed the same, as the case may be.) for the purposes and con-
siderdtion therein expressed.
Given under my hand and seal of office this -- day of A. D. -


ART. 4. The officers authorized to take acknowledgments under this order
shall issue proper certificates of all acknowledgments taken or proven before
them.
ART. 5. The Clerk of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit of the
Canal Zone shall be, ex officio, Registrar of Property of the Canal Zone, and it
Shall be his duty to record all instruments authorized to be recorded by this order,
or any other law or order of the Canal Zone, and presented to him for record,
int a well bouid book or books kept by him for that purpose, and he shall attach
: certificate to each deed so recorded by him; which certificate shall state the
4: ale and hour of the filing of the instrument for record, as well as the book and
pitge or pages of the record upon which the same is recorded;-and shall be
: gued by him .under his official title, and shall be impressed with his seal. The
.:::1 of:i:C the Regi&rar shall contain the words Registrar of Property of the
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e halI,. keep.an index, direct and cross, of the instruments recorded by him,
ahall'show the names of the grantor and grantee of each instrument re-
addea tby hm, the date of the instrument and the date of the filing of the same,
k- lepok and page or pages in which it is recorded.
M: ~ ,i ,tt shall be the duty of the Registrar of Property to.keep a file docket
i reln 'he: shall notethe filing of all instruments when presented to him for
.0E 00whiCh docket shall contain the names of the parties to the Instrument,
th,'" s the same, and, the date ..aud hour of its filing in the Registrar's
..all.1 ~i.h lustrumeut shall1 be deemed to .have been recorded from

FrIe.l--Im t u W ns shalli be admitted to record in the Registrar's
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ART. 8. The instruments described in Article 1 of this order, "ah& ":
conformity therewith, as well as the instruments described in'thI:e
Order of August 20, 1910, entitled Executive Order.-Conveyamin :3bt
Estate by Married Women ", and executed in accordance. therewitt ilt
admitted to record in the Registrar's Office.
ART. 9. A copy of any Notarial deed relating to property in the Oaf i
taken from the records in the office of the Registrar of Property of.P
Colon, Republic of Panama, and recorded therein prior to Febrdary '2,6
and duly certified by the Registrar issuing the same, shall be recordE !iMi
office of the Registrar of Property of the Canal Zone, in like manner as '
for deeds executed in the Canal Zone. '
ART. 10. In all cases in which Spanish documents are admitted to regtjet iit
under the provisions of this order, such documents shall be accompa.ni...,ii
English translations which shall be recorded with them.
ART. 11. A copy of any final judgment or decree of a court of competent M&
diction of the Canal Zone, vesting the title to immovable property or any intej|
therein, in one or more of the parties to said judgment or decree, and -.A
certified by the cleik of the court in which the judgment or decree was rend6eilAiR.
.as being a true copy of such judgment or decree as the same appears At-..i.
records of the court, shall be admitted to record in the Registrar's oflfce iu3 .
manner as provided herein for deeds executed in the Canal Zone. .
ART. 12. A copy of a judgment or decree of a court of competent juriaittl**
of the Republic of Panama, affecting immovable property situated-in th)ld3ft ii4
Zone, rendered prior to the 26th day of February, 1904, and duly certified' 4Ji
the clerk or secretary of the court rendering such judgment or decree, andAlt..
the judge thereof, when the signature of the said judge is authenticated .by '"":i:
Secretary of Foreign Relations of Panama, shall in like manner be admitted-tt4
record in the Registrar's office under the provisions of this order. .
ART. 13. No deed or other instrument in writing affecting immovable p6op0
shall be valid against subsequent creditors of, or bona fide purchasers for va|i:]
without notice, from the owner of such property, unless the same shall :M:j:.
been recorded with the Registrar of Property of the Canal Zone. '
ART. 14. The Registrars' offices at Empire and Cristobal shall be discontit i
on and after the date on which this order goes into effect, and the books ins'
records of immovable property in those offices shall be transferred to.the
trar's office hereby created, and shall become a part of the records of his
and after this order takes effect all deeds, or other instruments, requiredl'iW
recorded by the provisions of this order or any other law or order of 1 0
Canal Zone, shall be recorded in the office of the Registrar hgrelh prone 144
ART. 15. The Registrar of Property shall be entitled to charge for his sgt. "
rendered as Registrar, the following fees. United States currency:
For each instrument recorded, including his certificate thereto,- te &t ....
folio of one hundred words; but no charge shall be less than.fifty cet_ ."s. fft
one instrument. "' .
For each certified copy issued by him of an instrument recorded In hi...,:
including certificate thereto, ten cents per folio of one hundred Words;nl:4'
charge shall be less than fifty cents for each copy thereof.
For searching his records and giving a certificate thereto of aiy :li r.
contained in his records, fifty cents for each certificate; provided tIRat '
more than one record book is searched he may charge tWenty-hte cent$t
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to the Canal Zone Treasury.: ..

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S.A. 16. Any instrument in writing mentioned in Arlicle 1 of this order and
Sduly acknowledged or authenticated in the manner therein described, and any
deed: or other instrument executed and acknowledged in accordance with the pro-
visions of the said order of August 20th, 1910, relating to conveyances by married
women, may be used in evidence on the trial of any action or special proceed-
ings without the necessity of proof of its execution unless such instrument is
attacked for forgery by the affidavit of the adverse parties; provided, however,
that such instrument shall not be admissible in evidence without proof of its
execution unless the same or a copy thereof be flied with the clerk of the court
wherein such action or special proceeding is pending, and due notice is given
to the opposite party or his attorney at least three days before the trial of such
action or special proceeding.
A Tr. 17. A copy of any instrument duly recorded under the provisions of this
order and certified to by the Registrar in charge of the record, may be used in
evidence in any judicial proceedings in like manner and effect as might be done
.with the original it produced, provided such certified copy is filed with the
clerk- of the court wherein the action or proceeding is pending, and due notice
of the filing of such copy is given to the adverse party or his attorney at least
three days before the trial or proceedings in which the said copy is to be pro-
duded in evidence.
ART. 18. All orders or decrees and parts thereof in conflict with this order
are hereby repealed, and the Executive Order of March 12, 1907, effective April
' 1,. 1907, relating to the execution and recording of deeds is also hereby re-
pealed; provided, however, that this order shall not affect a, deed or other in-
staument relating to immovable property executed pursuant to the said order
of March 12, 1907, prior to the date on which this order shall take effect, and
provided further that this order shall not be construed to modify in any manner
the Executive Order ofAugust 20th, 1910, relating to the conveyahce of real
estate by married women.
AsT. 19. This order shall take effect sixty days from its date.
", WM. H. TAFT.
TaHE WHITE HOUSE, February 2, 1911.

(No. 1295.)



EXECUTIVE ORDFR.

O: 3ai:nuary 1, 1911, for the purposes of economy, certain storehouses of the
aPtamp Railroad. Company were consolidated with the storehouse operated by
: te'Quatrtermaster's Department of the Isthmian Canal Commission and all the
employeess of the Panama Railroad Company whose services were needed in the
,Qs"litet. storehouse were transferred to the Isthmian Canal Commission.
' i. ..the beployees so transferred are Francis E. Huck, Jr., Reuben B. Luker,
.Edannd. .ale, Peter Stuart, and Carl M. Williams, who have been employed as
erks by the Panama Railroad Company for a number of years, during which
thit-ethy have rendered satitFkctory service, and since January 1, 1911, have
,i temporarilyy .p... ye ..nde the civil service rules.
ll4eae 8wrpns m .ay be retainedand.become a part of the classified force of the
i i .,:aa l Oommiasil uak er section 6 of Civil Service Rule II but with
.4I ,e strcttons alkic1... e t elerks appointed on the Isthmus without a-
'roi. atq be tEasferred must pass-a competitive
aM e reehe tqr c fttion. The classiflcatio. of these persons

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is made upon the recommendation of the Isthmian'Canal C(omminhiln
concurrence of the Secretary of War and. the Civil Service Cominis~ibal %

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 20, 1911.
(No. 1321.) ). '


EXECUTIVE QOBDE. '* qi
Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provided. .- |,
ordered, Walter W. Warwick is appointed an Associate Justice of 9t:Vt
Court of the Canal Zone, at a salary of six thousand dollars per annUmin,:i
the day he enters on the duties of the office.
WM, H.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16, 1911.
(No. 1319.)


EXECUTIVE ORDEB.. .
Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provide,~ W.
or ordered, Thomas R. Brown, jr., is appointed an Associate Justice t
Supreme Court of'the Canal Zone, at a salary of six thousand dollars ((fll
per annum, effective the day he enters on the duties of the office. l.
WM. 1I. TA
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16., 1911.
(No. 1320.)
2. The following resolution adopted by letter ballot authpfori
F. W. Miracle, Storekeeper, Quartermaster's Department, t6o at
April 18, 1911, upon 42 days' leave of absence with pay for his .setrv
year beginning July 15, 1910, was formally confirmed. ::'
Resolved, That F. W. Miracle, Storekeeper, Quartermaster$ '
apartment, be granted 42 days' leave of absence with pay, effi1
April 18, 1911, for his service year beginning July 152 1910,w24
ordinarily would not be due until May 15, 1911; that his.re~g$
be accepted at the expiration thereof; and that he be ::paid
States for the period of his leave under the regulations.of te iO&
mission.
3. The following resolution adopted by letter 'ballot gra:ti.
days' leave. of absence with pay to A. P. McCulloch, 'Masber l
Atlantic Division, was formally confirmed..
Resolved, That A. P. McCulloch, Master Miechani,:
Division, be granted, effective April 1, 1911, thirty-nineda fs'
absence with pay, the proportional part of leave earned t6 t
and that he be permitted to spend the same n' the ?J
services being no longer required on account of nedritia o...
4. The "following resdjutioi adopted 'by 'letter 1 ~.....
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at::(th Panama Railroad Company with the Land Office of the Com-
Iasiion, was formally confirmed.
".. o i oved, That the Chairman and Chief Engineer be authorized to
enter into an arrangement with the representative of athe Panama
1R6ilroad Company to consolidate the Land Office of said Company
With the Land Office of the Canal Zone, created under the provisions
of the Executive Order of January 19, 1911, effective February 19,
1911, by which the papers, maps, records, and other documents affect-
ing the Panama Railroad Company's land in the Canal Zone and the
Republic of Panama would be transferred to the Land Office created
b said Order, there to be kept in the custody of the Land Agent for
the use and benefit of the Railroad Company; and the arrangement
so made shall provide that the work now clone by the personnel of
the Panama Railroad Company's Land Office, including land surveys
au4d investigations of land claims, shall be done by the Government
Land Agent and other personnel of the Canal Commission. The ar-
.rangement hereby authorized shall be effected upon such terms in
respect to reimbursement and other compensation from the Panama
Railroad Company to the Commission as may be agreed upon by the
Chairman and Chief Engineer and the representative of the Panama
S railroad Company; and the arrangement so entered into shall take
: effect from and after the date thereof.
:1 The Chairman presented a statement showing appointments,
pftmotions, and other changes in the personnel of the Washington
Office, and. Assistant Purchasing Agencies from July 1, 1910, to De-
member 31, 1910, all of which were ratified and confirmed.
6. Upon motion, it was
Resolved, That employees born in the tropics, who are otherwise
K entitled to the privilege of leave and who have spent the greater part
Siheir lives in the temperate zones, are to be regarded as unaccus-
tomned to a tropical climate within the meaning of those paragraphs
. d'the General Conditionfs of Employment adopted at the 129th meet-
ng of the Commission which bear on leave of absence and sick leave.
7 :. The resolution adopted at the one hundred and fifty-eighth
. meeting of the Commission respecting cumulative leave for monthly
hI papioyees was changed to read as follows:
eft!!4 e 'That a monthly employee who has earned 42 days' leave
O o abeence with pay may accumulate additional leave at the rate of
$j- s:: e$ach month's actual service in excess of the twelve months,
i tgaceed 84 days in the aggregate; Provided, That not more than
4y Ip ve w ith pay will be granted at one time, unless prior
hsll be given that the employee's service is to terminate at
pih'tion 4f such leave, either by acceptance of resignation or
:. g o c o4ut o redution of force; and, Provided, further,
A i tipon ..0a trni:tion of. service, leave of absence with
ezi .f..i jp6& i dnting the period extending from two
"ti two 4& 'after the beginning of each service
r, 2T1 fte:attera monthly employee who has
63!y~ ~.t .Silt; months or more for which ie has
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received no leave of absence, and whose service is- terminal
ceptance of resignation, or by discharge on account of red
force, may be granted leave with pay at the rate of 3B days tfii
full month's such service. .
Resolved further, That hereafter an employee whose service .
nates while on leave of absence, either by acceptance of r I
or by discharge on account of reduction of force, may be paid i
full period of his leave without returning to the Isthmus. '.i.
8. Upon motion, it was -
Resolved, That Miss Nelle L. Harrington, nurse, Depart:ie
Sanitation, be granted, effective April 25. 1911, 28 days' les
absence with pay, the proportional part of leave earned to that dIii,
9. Upon motion, it was
Resolved, That in accordance with the provisions of Secti oi.-i 4
the Regulations Respecting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in l...
Canal Zone, adopted by the Commission April 27, 1907, and app.roV4
by the Secretary of War May 17, 1907, the towns and villagesioft4-!
Canal Zone in which saloons and drinking places may be li'ee .:6
for the year commencing July 1, 1911, and the areas in such towbtB
and villages within which such saloons and drinking places nmayj!.
located, be, and the same hereby are, fixed as follows: .:
Rio Grande: On the west side of the old line of the Panama R~i..
road, facing the railroad, in line with the saloons at present liceii. i
there.. '.
Culebra: Lots 11 to 19, inclusive, block 1; lots 12 to 20, inclusit4
block 2; lots 1 to 9, inclusive, block 4; lots 2 to 10, inclusive,-bloj&.ki
West Culebra.
Empire: The area bounded by Second Avenue, Main .St.7k
Seventh Avenue and Front Street.
Las Cascadas: The section known as the new town, where pr' viI
houses are now located, on the west side of the Panama Railroa4.c Ji.,i
Bas Obispo: On the west side of the Panama Railroad, inlii
with the buildings in which saloons are now located. '
Matachin: On the main street of the-town, on the north side of :{|I
Panama Railroad, in line with the buildings in which saloons:t..'
now located.
Gorgona: Area bounded by 2nd Street, Avenue E" 5.th
and Central Avenue (or Avenue "A"); but no saloons will be::.p
mitted to face on Central Avenue.
Gatun: All of blocks 7 and 8; lots 1 to 5, inclusive, block '.t4
1 to 5, inclusive, block 4; and lots 1 to 4, inclusive, block. 6'. 1
new town laid out by the Panama Railroad Company.
All of the areas described are more particularly indicated ofM in.
numbered 1 to 11, inclusive, prepared in the office of thie Oh
Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, and approv 4 ,i-
Head of the Department of Civil Administration. '" .
The designation of the areas hereinbefore madi, however,
not be constructed as prohibiting the renewal of the liceni'V6iLO
now engaged in the retail sale of liquor, under pro, r lica *
of the towns mentioned, outside of the areas designated tih.
of business of all such dealers outside of the areas' desei
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a:o:vaed further, That .the number of saloons to be located in
eso i town within the area designated shall not be restricted, but
Sbait. each reliable and responsible applicant shall be granted a
'icense for the sale of liquor within any such described area, in con-
f ormity with the Regulations, upon payment of the necessary fee.
: 10. The following ordinance to prohibit hunting and other tres-
passing upon reservoirs and watersheds of the Canal Zone was
adopted:
ORDINANCE

PROHIBITING HUNTING AND OTHER TRESPASSING UPON RESERVOIRS AND WATER-
SHEDS OF THE CANAL ZONE.

Be it ordained by the lsthmian Canal Conmmission:
S.C. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt on any of the reservoirs
:of the Canal Zone, from which water is drawn for the use of the inhabitants
of any City, Municipality, District or Settlement or on any of the established
'watersheds of any such reservoirs; and no person, except under authority of
1the Isthmian Canal Commission or the Panama Railroad- Company, shall enter
pon any of said reservoirs or watersheds for any purpose.
S. 2. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished as prescribed by
Section 16 of the Penal Code.
*, SEc. B. This ordinance shall take effect thirty days after its approval by the
Secretary of War.
11. The following ordinance providing for the licensing and regu-
li ion of bicycles in the Canal Zone was adopted:

ORDINANCE

2P9VIDING FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF BICYCLES IN THE CANAL ZONE.

Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission:
S SECTION 1. Before any bicycle shall be ridden or operated over any of the
streets or roads of the Canal Zone the owner or custodian of such bicycles shall
Sseeute from the Collector of Revenues a license authorizing the use of such
t::: ycle over said streets and roads; and the owner or custodian shall also secure
*,mmt e hCollector of Revenues a metal tag bearing thereon, in plainly visible
A n generals not less than two inches in height, the serial number of the license
e,,sed to cover the use of such. bicycle.
ZTp TS &:he Collector of Revenues shall register the name of the owner or
*stotedian- of each bicycle licensed by him, together with the number of the
I"tqe iynd. metal. tag furnished the*owner or custodian and a brief description
owif- the -name of the manufacturer, and factory number, of the bicycle.
a i. No bicycle shall be1 hidden or operated over the streets or roads of the
SKt o unless .shall bear thereon the aforesaid numeral metal tag promi-
't4&sayed be A-at4h the saddle thereof nor shall it be so ridden or
7 M ee' Iithet-. wsl.if W .30 p.. m. and 6 a. m. unless it shall also carry
S0display .alight. No bicycle shall be operated unless it
Sornwa^hef %ggals .of: warning shall be given by the rider
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SEC. 4. It is hereby made the duty of all persons who may rkmt.,
others for use to keep a full record showing the name of each peroufnbt
such rental is made, the license number of the bicycle, and the hour' i.'i.
bicycle goes out for use and the hour it returns; and it shall be tIM.
each person renting bicycles to others to carefully preserve such reeor.. ,M
at all times permit the members of the Zone Police or of the office e',f h B...
lector of Revenues to examine such records. ". .
SEC. 5. The bicycle license herein provided for shall be issued to aoer -...4P
unexpired portion of the fiscal year in which it is issued, and the party
ing same shall pay to the Collector of Revenues the sum of one dollar
for the license and numeral metal tag, which shall entitle the bicycle so l1
to be ridden over any of the streets or roads of the Canal Zone duiri rti.
license period. "-
SEC. 6. No bicycle shall be ridden over the streets or roads of the'
Zone at a greater speed than seven (7) miles an hour In citieS, thlAM'IY
villages, nor at a greater rate of speed outside of cities, towns, or villagess t. i
fifteen (15) miles an hour on straight roads, or eight (8) miles an: holrl....
approaching curves, forks, or crossroads. ..
SEC. 7. The Collector of Revenues shall promptly furnish to the MIt',t|i|
Police statements showing to whom lie has issued the bicycle license sh il
provided for, and the Chief of Police shall'in turn transmit to the Caial i"sBe.'
police stations the information shown by such statements. ..
SEC. S. Any person who rides a bicycle over any road or street of the .a'Oit2..
Zone, without there being displayed thereon the license numeral tag hdeinB1'-
required, or who fails to comply with the requirements of this Ori'ditane a:'t:;:
lights and signals, or any owner or custodian who shall rent or loan, to' a, i'
any bicycle for the use of which the license herein required has not been i.e-:i
cured, or any other person who shall fail to comply with any requilreint,.
herein imposed on him, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanort, and, it .
conviction shall be fined! not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25) for e .
offense.
12. The following ordinance providing for the licensing of chaipa?&
feurs for automobiles was adopted:

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PROVIDING FOB THE LICENSING OF CHAUFFEURS FOR AUTOMOBILES M
Be it enacted b-. the Isthmian Canal Commission, as follows:.
SECTION 1. That hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person t.' p ::'
over the streets and roads of the Canal Zone any automobile without flr ,# ..
ing obtained a license as chauffeur, as in this ordinance provided. '
SEC. 2. Each person desiring to operate any automobile over the stI Ne(i ,
road of the Canal Zone shall first make written application Wt the 3y ..t:# :
Local Inspectors of the Canal Zone. stating his nationality, age, andt..t4 ,&
of experience in the operation of automobiles and gkabline and elieePi..M...
chinery; and shall also have his application endorsed by two reputable eciailg
of the Canal Zone or of the cities of Colon or Panama, RUtie p1t uoft. i|*i
vouching for his sobriety and trustworthiness. The Board- of Local ]y hsapfi t|
shall thereupon examine the applicant touching his knowledge -of gati j
electrical motors add machinery, and of the mechanism a.d opera.atW49
mobiles, as. well as, upon his. knowledge of the EnFgtlf or .a.iat TI ...
and upon laws- and regulations of the Cantfl Zone relating t .th~
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thrmine the skill of any applicant, said Board may require him to make a
S."actical demonstration thereof.
SSC. 3. No person shall be granted a chauffeur's license unless he is not less
S hal eighteen years of age, is of sober habits, is able to read either the English
or Spanish language, and shall prove to the satisfaction of the Board of Local
Iapectors that be has the knowledge, skill and judgment necessary for the
uafe and skilful driving and handling of automobiles.
Ste. 4. The Board of Local Inspectors shall meet at Ancon, Cristobal, or at
such other points in the Canal Zone as it may designate, at such times as may
be convenient to it, and shall examine applicants for licenses hereunder; and
the Board shall keep a careful record of all such applications, and of its action
thereon, together with any papers submitted in connection with such applica-
tions and examinations.
SEc. 5. Upon the completion of an examination, as herein provided for, the
Board of Local Inspectors shall make a report to the Head of the Department
of Civil AdministratiOn showing whether the applicant is competent under the
pflvisions of this ordinance to operate automobiles over Canal Zone streets and
toads, and if the Board's recommendation is to the effect that the applicant is
thus competent, the Head of the Department of Civil Administration shall there-
upon issue to the applicant a license in form substantially as follows:

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE

LICENSE TO CIIAUFFFURS.
No. ----
Whereas, it has been reported to me by the Board of Local Inspectors that
---- has given satisfactory evidence to snid Board that he is a skilful
chauffeur or operator of automobiles, and can be entrusted to perform the
duties of chauffeur upon the streets and roads of the Canal Zone, he is there-
fore licensed to act as such chauffeur until such time as this license may.
for cause, be revoked.
Witness my hand and seal this day of 19- .

Head of Department of Ciril Administration.
Countersigned:

Chairman, Board of Local Inspectors.

SEc.. 6. Coincident'with the issuance of any chauffeur's license, the Collector
of Revenues, upon the direction of the Head of the Department of Civil Ad-
ministration, shall deliver to the licensee a metal check or badge having
stamped thereon the serial number of the licensee's license and the words and
letters "Chauffeur's License-C. Z." It shall be the duty of each person
holding such chauffeur's license to wear or carry with him said check or badge
when he is driving, any, automobile over Canal Zone streets or roads. For such
badge and license each such licensee shall pay to the Collector of Revenues one
4ollir. ($1), same to become a part of the revenues of the Canal Zone Govern-
a ent, Upon the request of any Canal Zone police officer any such licensee,
while in charge of any automobile on Canal Zone streets or roads, shall exhibit
::h badge.
:: 7. The said chauffeur's license shall continue in force until it may be
iA CA7 atf cause, ams herein provided for.
ebe ofH the )e artent of Civil Administration is hereby given
tV t revoke any- ise hereunder Issued when it shall appear to him
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that the holder thereof, because of drunkenness oir lack of skill in o
automobiles, should not be further entrusted with the operation of autn.lq..
over Canal Zone streets and roads.
SEC. 9. The term "automobile," as herein used, shall apply to all veh.. d4I
automobile, or similar, construction and operation. .,'
SEC. 10. Any person who operates an automobile over the streets and ropgu4Ri! '
of the Can]a Zone without first having obtained a license as herein. provitp:,{
for, and without complying with any other requirements of this ordiaaact
applicable to him, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convictions i.i e .:::.
shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25; and upon any subsequent .c ui ...
eviction may, in addition to having such fine adjudged against him, be o
in the district jail for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.
13. The Chairman was authorized to have prepared plans .anil
specifications for a rest house and food station at Cristobal for ':h::^
use of the Salvation Army, to replace the building destroyed by
fire on March 23, 1911, and the expenditure of $5,000 was authorized4,?c.l
for the construction of the building, including necessary furniture.::.
and fixtures.


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ing adjourned at 4.30 p. in., subject to the call of the Clairman. '















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ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIRST MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, August 5, 1911.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 2.30 p. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Hodges, Sibert,
Rousseau, Gorgas, Thatcher, and Secretary Bishop.
Absent: Commissioner Gaillard.
The minutes of the 160th 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 invested in me, I hereby establish the following Order
for the Canal Zone:
ART. 1. If any person after having been convicted and having served-a sentence of
imprisonment in the Canal Zone, and after being deported therefrom, returns to the
Canal Zone, he shall be deemed guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in
the penitentiary for one year, and thereafter removed from the Canal Zone in accord.
ance with the laws and orders relating to deportation.
ART. 2. This order shall take effect from and after this date.
WM II TAFrr
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May ?, 1911.
[No. 1345.]



EXECUTIVE ORDER.

RELATING TO-THE ARREST AND DISCHARGE OF DESERTING SEAMEN.

By virtue of the Authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Order for
the Canal Zone: -
1. If any seaman who shall have signed a contract to perform a voyage shall absent
hinmlelf from an American vessel at any port or place in the Canal Zone, without leave
of the master, or officer commanding in the absence of the master, such master or the
Collector of Revenues or his deputy acting as the Shipping Commissioner may make
complaint against such absent seaman to the judge of any Circuit Court of the Canal
Zone, who thereupon shall issue his warrant against the seaman complained of in order
that he may be brought before him.to answer the complaint; and, after a hearing before
said judge, if it shall appeal that the seaman had signed a contract to perform a voyage
on the vessel and that the oyage agreed for is not finished or altered, or that the con-
tract was not otherwise dissolved, and that such seaman has deserted the vessel, or
i abselted himself therefromnwithout leave, the judge shall commit him to jail to remain
there until the vessel shall be ready to proceed on her voyage, or until the master shall
: u.gi.W his discharge, and then to-be delivered to the master, the latter paying all the
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costs of such commitment which may be deducted by 'him from the wagel
such seaman. .
2. If it shall appear on the hearing hereinbefore provided for that the voyai" tlt
vessel is continued contrary to agreement, or that the vessel is badly proviMaeB #
unseaworthy, or that the officers of the ship have been guilty of cruel treatment
the seaman, he shall be discharged and the judge shall require-the.master t.r
such seaman one month's wages over and above the wages due at the timeoof dih
and to provide him with adequate employment on board some other vessel, or pr9...
him with a passage on board some other vessel bound to the port from whieh .4
originally shipped, or to the most convenient port of entry in the United Statds, ai
a port agreed to by the seaman, and the seaman shallhavea lien on the vessel'to.. !.l
compliance with the order of the judge, who shall have authority to issue...
necessary to enforce his jurisdiction; and the judge shall cause to be entered u.1 tho...
crew list and shipping articles and official log the cause of discharge and the partieSa.
in which the cruel or unusual treatment consisted, and shall cause his nnie. to :bmA
subscribed thereto officially, and shall cause the entry made in the official log n .il:
be read to the master. The latter's reply thereto, if any, shall likewise be. ena ...:
to be entered and subscribed in the same manner.
3. If any consul or vice-consul of any foreign government, who is commissioned, ta.: ...:
the government of the Republic of Panama and is recognized by the United Statesi n:':
the Canal Zone, such. foreign government having a treaty with the United Statese Ar
with the Republic of Panama, stipulating for the restoration of seamen deserting, sh ':-,,.
make application in writing stating that the person therein named-has deserted fr ma:::i
vessel of any such government while in any port of the Canal Zone, and shall fitrida "
proof by the exhibition of the register of the vessel, ship's roll, or other official 'doeS.. :
ment, that the person named belonged, at the time of the desertion, to the crew ofa4ie'..
vessel, it shall be the duty of any judge of any Circuit Court of the Canal Zone, to isu::
warrants to cause such person to be arrested for examination. If, on examination, the.
facts stated are found to be true, the person arrested, not being a citizen of the Unite".,.
States, or of the Republic of Panama, shall be delivered up to the'consul or vice-commaul;: "
to be sent back to the dominions of any such government, or,.on the request and at thi. >:'
expense of the consul or vice-consul, shall be detained until the consul or vice-consul. ,:iI:
finds an opportunity to send him back to the dominions of any such government. Na .
person so arrested shall be detained more than two months after his arrest; but at tthe .
end of that time shall be set at liberty, and shall not be again molested for the same
cause. If any such deserter shall be found to have committed any crime or offenAe,:
his surrender may be delayed until the tribunal before which the.case shall be pending,..'l
or may be cognizable, shall have pronounced its sentence, and such sentence shall hae"
been carried into effect. .
4. This Order shall take effect from and after this date. ... ::..:. ,. .
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THE WHITE HOUSE, ...
May 6th, 1911... ... .
[No. 1348.] .. .
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EXECUTIVE' ORDER.
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GOVERNMENTT OF THE INSANE ASYLUM FOR THE CA At ZO .l. .
By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the .allaBnwmw e
Order for the Canal Zone. -. : ..... '
SEC. I. The Asylum for the. Insane at Amcon, as heasemtnf*e, *::W8 atl:4:d.
jurisdiction of the Department of Sanitation. The object of ued .A tuw .i. '
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SA.e. II. The Superintendent of the Ancon Hospital shall be the administrative
chief of the. Asylum for the Insane, subject to existing laws and orders, and to such
S wl.es and provisions as may he issued by the Department of Sanitation in accordance
with Geisting laws and orders. He shall .be in charge of the general inspection of
bu'ldges, grounds and equipment, and shall have the supervision over the profes.
sional and administrative personnel of the Asylum and over the inmates, and shall
satiety himself that all patients receive the care and medical treatment which is I est
adapted to their comfort and recovery.
He shall see that a proper register of the patients is kept, showing their names,
previous residence, occupation, origin and antecedents, and condition at the time of
admission, and their mental and physical condition, as well as their medical treatment
during the time of their stay in the Asylum shall he recorded. The death or discharge
of patients shall te entered in the register.
SEC. III. No person declared to be insane shall be kept in a jail, prison, hospital
for the sick or other similar institution, but shall be sent, with the proper precautions,
to the Asylum for the Insane herein provided for.
SRc. IV. The Superintendent of Ancon Hospital, through the physician in charge
of the Insane Asylum, may discharge any patient upon filing in his office a written
statement that in his judgment such patient has recovered, or that the discharge will
not he detrimental or dangerous to the public welfare or injurious to the patient,
provided, that before discharging any patient who has not recovered the Superintend-
ent-ahall satisfy himself by adequate investigation that the relatives or friends of the
patient are able and willing to receive and care for such patient.,
No patient shall be discharged without suitable clothing.
The discharges referred to in this section do not apply to commitments on judicial
orders in criminal cases, in which cases the discharges can be granted only by the
Court which directed the commitment of the prisoner.
S e. V. No person shall Le admitted as a patient in the Asylum for the Insane
except.upon the order of a Circuit. Judge of the Canal Zone, provided, that if a patient
is in a state of violent insanity he may be admitted at once into the quarters herein-
after.provided for the observation of persons alleged to Ie insane, without an order
of court, upon the written-request of the District Physician to the Superintendent of
Ancon Hospital; or the patient may he admitted to the observation quarters hy said
RSperintendent without such request, in the absence of the District Physician.
It shall le the duty of the Superintendent of Ancon Hospital to report the case in
writing to the Circuit Judge, within twenty-four hours after the patient has teen ad-
mitted .to the observation quarters, and as soon as the Judge shall have received the
report he shall proceed to examine and determine the case in like manner as if the
petition had been presented to him prior to the patient's admission into observation
Quarters.
S SEC. VI. To obtain the judicial order provided for in the preceding section it shall
be necessary ,for the nearest relative of the person alleged to be insane to present a
petition, duly subscribed and sworn to by the petitioner, to the Judge of any Circuit
Caurt of the Canal Zone, which petition shall state the sex, age and nationality, if
known, of the patient, and the facts showing his mental infirmity, and, if possible,
the history of the case. and the form of insanity with which he is suffering and the
a..tteoing circumstances making it necessary that he he confined in the Asylum.
The petition shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by one or more reputable
Spbicia s -to the effect that such person is insane.
9i thao.aearmoe elptives of the person alleged- to le insane are absent or refuse to
liPi.".m.y be ae y the Dfirict Judge of the.Distriat in which the. patient
psF: tewk4 t, at the time theappliationiande,. and.in, thatvait sll
ow... *I tiat relti.ne.. of the .peaonalleged.to be ineje are absent or refuse
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SEC. VII. The petition provided for in the preceding section shall take p","i,
over all other matters pending before the court and shall te heard by the jiidge.
without delay, and if the facts stated therein are sufficient to satisfy him of the'
of the person sought to be confined he shall issue orders at once directing .l..
person alleged to be insane be taken into custody and placed in quarters '1
provided, for the proper observation of the case. '*
The order of the Judge directing that the person alleged to te insane- he pt ..
under observation shall be sufficient authority for the Superintendent of the .AdlWi
to admit the patient into the institution for the purposes of observation, tb reOiswi
remain until the observation is concluded; and the Judge shall direct in said mid it
that if the observation shall show that the patient is not insane he shall' be 1s:b6t'ti:
liberty at once, and the medical officer in charge of such observation shall forthlffi".4A
report his action thereon to.the judge who issued the~prder. ., -...
The observation of the alleged insane person shall be made in suitable quari ;:;.-is
within the asylum grounds, by the chief medical officer thereof, or under hias dir:'
tion, and shall Le for a period of not more than thirty days, and the judge who i .emti4 it
the order for the detention of the patient may require the medical officer in charge I
of the case to make reports thereon to him from time to time. ..
SEC. VIII. The observation provided fdr in this law may be carried on at the riset",..
dence of the alleged insane person, when, in the opinion of the Judge, that mayt.. 4:'%
done with safety to the patient and the public: and in such cases the Judge may' ...:'
impose such limitations and conditions as in his judgment the interest of the patiiw:gA
and the safety of the public demand. ''
SEC. IX. It shall be the duty -of the physician in charge of the observation to'::',
examine the patient and observe the symptoms of his case: within thirty days after
the patient is placed under observation the medical officer in charge of the case a l ti'
make his report thereon in writing, and shall state whether the patient is sane' dr:::::
insane. The report shall contain a statement of the facts upon which it is based, "a.d "l
shall be sent to the court having jurisdiction of the case, within twenty-four.ho.il.i W
after the same has been subscribed by him.
SEC. X. It shall be the duty of the Judge having jurisdiction of the case, wit i
twenty-four hours after the receipt of the report provided" for in the preceding secti( W
to render judgment therein, either committing the patient to the Asylum for ti ::
Insane or directing that he be turned over to his relatives, able and willing to take i:;ij
of him, or to order his discharge, in accordance with the findings of the medical o f ..er ...:...
in charge of the case.
SEC. XI. The relatives of the person alleged to be insane, or the Public Prosecat ij
may appear and contest the report of the medical officer, and in such cases the Jud6'': .
shall hear the evidence presented by the parties and render judgment thereon, e6llxet:
committing the patient to the Asylum or directing his. discharge as the law and th$
facts in the case may justify. -
SEC. XII. From the judgment of the court rendered in accordance with the V .i'
ceding section either of the parties may appeal to the Supreme Court of the Canal
Zone, which court shall hear and dispose of the case with all reasonable despsatdl.. hi
giving it precedence over all other matters pending therein. '::
When an appeal is taken the trial court shall issue such orders as it may dee.nti:
necessary and proper for the custody and safe-keeping of the patient during thehea :.
of the appeal.
Any person interested in an inmate of the Asylum, who believes he is impro.i :l,
detained therein, may make application to the Circuit Judgeof ..the Firet Ii d"..
Circuit for the discharge of such patient. Upon the receipt of such apphei ici tl
Judge shall issue an order to the Superintendent of Ancon EfospitaI. to lba 4Wtl t *
on the patient's condition, and -upon the receipt of such report the Igd
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eider the same, and, in his discretion, may grant or deny the application. Should the
Judge be in doubt as to the proper action to take he may cause the patient to be
: examined by two competent physicians who shall report to the Judge in writing as to
whether the patient should be released or detained in the Asylum. If the physicians
recommend the detention of the patient the court may deny the application; should
they recommend his release the Judge may grant the petition and discharge the
patient at once.
The relatives or friends of the patient or the Public Prosecutor, if dissatisfied with
the ruling of the Judge may appeal therefrom to the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone,
which Court shall dispose of the appeal as in ordinary cases provided for under this
Order; and pending the appeal the trial court may make such orders relating to the
custody of the patient as may best subserve the interests of the patient and the public.
If the insane person shall be serving a sentence for the violation of the criminal
laws, the Circuit Court of the Circuit wherein the conviction shall have been had shall
*have jurisdiction of the petition for the discharge of the patient, from the Asylum.
SEc. XIII. The order of the Judge directing that the patient be admitted to the
Asylum for the Insane for care and treatment shall also provide that the marshal, or
police officer acting as marshal of the court, shall convey the patient promptly under
proper escort to the Asylum.
SEc. XIV. If any person confined in a prison or penitentiary under the sentence of
a court becomes insane he shall be committed to the Asylum for the Insane by the
Judge of the Circuit Court of the Circuit wherein the patient received his sentence of
conviction. In all such cases the provisions of this order, relating to the period of
observation of the patient and the trial of the issue as to his insanity shall be observed,
provided however, that the period of observation shall be carried out in the infirmary
of the prison or penitentiary, unless the Judge, on the advice of the Department of
Sanitation is of the opinion that it should take place elsewhere. Whenever a person
is committed to the Insane Asylum under the provisions of this section, the order of
commitment issued by the court shall include a statement of the offense of which the
person was convicted, the term of his imprisonment and the date upon which said
term is to expire. Should such person be discharged from the insane asylum before
the date of the expiration of his term of imprisonment he shall be returned to the penal
institution from which he was taken, in order that he may finish his term; and shall
be set at liberty if his discharge from the Asylum takes place subsequent to the date
of the expiration-of his term of imprisonment.
SBE. XV. All expenses connected with cases of insanity, including the cost of
observation, transportation, care, treatment and maintenance of the patients, shall be
borne by their respective estates, to be paid in due order of administration of their
estates in accordance with the probate laws of the Canal Zone, and if the patients are
insolvent then the expense shall be borne by the relatives responsible for the care
and maintenance of such patients under the law to be recovered by the Isthmian
Canal Commission against such relatives in any court of competent jurisdiction; and
if the relatives of the patients are also insolvent then such expenditure shall be paid
out of the public moneys appropriated for such purposes.
SBe. XVI. Nothing contained in this Order shall be construed to repeal or modify
the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone relating to the
inquiry into the insanity of the defendants before trial or after conviction.
, Sue. XVII. Insane patients from the Republic of Panama may be admitted into
the Asylum for the Insane, hefein provided for, in accordance with the existing agree-
iientil between the CanailZone authorities and the Panamanian authorities, or under
.Wk ch cages and modifications of said agreements as may. be made from time to time.
Bt" VIIU. The Canal Commission is hereby authorized to establish rules and
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Asylum for the Insane herein provided for, subject to the approval ofthe-qj
War. .
SEC. XIX. This order shall take effect thirty days from this date.

THE \WITE HOUSE,
May 10, 1911.
[No. 1351.]


EXECUTIVE OADER. .
By virtue of the authority in me vested, I hereby establish the following O. t
the Canal Zone:
SEC. I. Any person who shall board any passenger, freight or other railway
in the Canal Zone, whether moving or standing, for any purpose and withoulit'i
faith intending to become a passenger thereon, and with no lawful business
and with intent to obtain a free ride on such train, however short the distance,iHI
out the consent of the person or persons in charge thereof, shall be guilty of.a..
meaner, and shall be punished by fine of not less than five dollars nor more i'l n
twenty dollars.
SEC. II. This Order shall take effect thirty days from this.date.
Wv H TAN?
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 11, 1911.
[No. 1352.]


EXECUTIVE ORDER. "..
TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF A DISTILLATION TAX. ..
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish ,the following, zder
the Canal Zone: .
SECTION I. On and after the date on which this order shall take effect, there i.h.i
be collected the sum of TEN CENTS on each and every litre or fraction -theea.i
distilled spirits produced in the Canal Zone from grain, starch, sugar, m.lases or:.
other substance by distillation, or any other alcoholic liquors produced by distillatilo
for sale or consumption. ... .:;
SECTION II. Manufacturers or distillers of any of the spirits or alcoholic ,l ou.
mentioned in the preceding section shall make application in writing to .the CtU .,. '
of Revenues of the Canal Zone, upon a form prescribed by him, for license to e
in business as such manufacturers or distillers. No application shall be grated
the Collector of Revenues unless the applicant secures the payment of the tais
may accrue under the provisions of this law by executing a bond with two, o
good and sufficient sureties to the satisfaction of the Collector of Reveneu. e oi 9.:.
tioned upon the applicant's faithful compliance with this order and. the ig ~&
issued thereunder, and that he will pay all taxes that may be asqeased
under this order; or in lieu of said bond the Collector of Revenues, in bis i
may require a money deposit from such applicant to secure the payment ,
taxes. The said bond or deposit, as the case may be, to be subject to Ua riie
regulations in conformity herewith as the Isthmian Canal Commi:uio $i. p
time to time establish.
SECTION III. The tax herein provided for shall be comput .i k fl
urement of the output of each still made through a meterof a Ip*ta% '
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IaU be attached to the still undbi tie supervision of the Collector of Revenues, or
iDputy, and in a manner satisfactory to said officer, and at the expense of the
Qw. -or operator of said still; and the Collector of Revenues shall withhold the
a:i. f "dpwritili of said still dntil th'e sMaid-meter has been attached the'reto in
the :janner herein provided for.
8*. "W ft It. TKn' Wliried ihaniffactuirer or distiller tinder Mils law shall be per-
nii m 0te to sell or otherwise dispose of thI oiitptt of his still, at his place of mianufktiui
S1:5LAit0W*Ur in iisttties of not le s than FIVE OALLONS without the payiiInt
Sf t UIthir tireiie fit thain that preCrbed by this order.
Swonom V. Any person manufacturing or distilling any of the spirits or aicodbdc
It *Miitefi 'Ud ttiitated before obtaining a licenie to do so from the Collector of YRv-
t bf'Iti istilthig the meteri herein prescribed, or wibo shall tamper with W,
Of f d i tifte Wt 6n ine ttii thereof with intent to defraud the Revenues of the tCaiA
Ziine,- all tbe girilty of a misdemeanor, abd upon conviction shall be punished by a
fhtc hmot ceding One Thousind Dollars ($1,66000.00) or by imprisonment in
I *rfb: Juil tb1' a terfi hot exceeding twelve (12) nionths, oir by both such fine an1
t, Wiffiir tie diAbretifbi of the cotlt.
Scil$fh' VI. The Isth&minhn Canhi Comintbsiodh may from time to timne establfh such
Itu1.~E falilktifoib as niay seehin necessary to execute the provision's of this or&r.
SwTrN VII. All laws, orders or decides hi conflict witli the provisions of this order
S.reberDy rf m d.
SiSMS6 VIII. Thi's order will be effective TItIRTY DAYS from this date.
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'Xrf WfttrE HoWi;
13, 1911.
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E...cT"VE" ORbE.

B P ,Bf le of the authority vested in me, the Order of May 13, 1911, providing hir
f...ti eti.. at a ditillation tax in the Canal Zone, is hereby amended so as to be
;.e ;eve Augutt 13, I9i1.
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S:une It, 1911.
(No. 1372.)


EiECUTIVE ORDER
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1782 MINUTES OF ISTHMIAN CANAL. CQMMISyo. '

EXECUTIVE ORDER .
PROVIDING FOR THE INSPECTION OF STEAM VESSELS: 8.
By virtue of the authority vested in nie, I hereby establish the fo
in the Canal Zone:.
SEC. 1. Every vessel propelled in whole or in part by machinery sha 's4
a steam vessel within the meaning of this order.
SEC. 2. All steam vessels navigating the waters of the Canal Zone, .e..
vessels of the United States or other countries, shall be subject to the. -*
this order. .
SEC. 3. The Board of Local Inspectors of the Canal Zone shall cause tthl W
each steam vessel navigating the waters of the Canal Zone to be carefully i.i"i4
at least once every year, and shall satisfy themselves that every such vesselso0in-p
is of a structure suitable for the service in which she is to be employed, 0si..d7i 7
able accommodations for passengers and crew, and is in a condition to
belief that she may be used in navigation with safety to life, and that all the.!
ments of the law in regard to fire, boats, pumps, hose, life-preservers, floaI
and other things are faithfully complied with, and if they deem it expedi eP i
may cause the vessel to be put in motion and may adopt any other suitable
to test her efficiency and that of her equipment. .
SEC. 4. Whenever the Board of Local Inspectors shall find on board any ve
subject to the provisions of this order any equipment, machinery, appapsp'l
appliance which does not conform to the requirements of the law, the Boar ia
require the same to be placed in proper condition by the owner or mas.ftW 4t
vessel, and if the said Board shall find in any such vessel any flte-preserver ot
hose so defective as to be incapable of repair, the Board shall require the" ais
be destroyed in the presence of some person appointed by the Board to repret
SEc. 5. The Board of Local Inspectors shall cause the boilers and all ai
nances of all steam vessels to be carefully inspected before the same shall be: S
and at least once every year thereafter, and shall subject all boilers to the hyb
test in the ratio of 150 lbs. to the square inch to 100 lbs. to the square "iI l
working steam power allowed. All such vessels shall comply with the
requirements, viz.-
That the boilers are well made, of good and suitable material, design s i
the service in which employed, and to be equipt with the proper safrtl' li
and of such construction, shape, condition, arrangement and> material .i t.
may be safely employed in the service proposed without peril to life; and the
of Local Inspectors shall cause an examination to be made to satisfy itself. AtIlit
requirements of these regulations have been complied with.
SEC. 6. When the inspection of a steam vessel is completed and the Board of .I
Inspectors approve the vessel and her equipment, the Chairman of the Bird'i
make and subscribe a certificate to the Collector of Revenues in acctd.a.its
the form to be prescribed by the Board. Every certificate granted t& ate a 'm
trying passengers shall state the number of passengers of eacez.class tat
steamer has accommodations for and can carry with prudence .nd "aa' *y
If the Board of Local Inspectors refuse to grant a certificate of appirov'$=,tb
man thereof shall make a statement in writing and give his readio:s fa'r c!
proval, and shall sign the statement as such Chairman and file the. siaAe:
of the Board, giving a copy thereof to the owner or master of t.. ve nctv
Sce. 7. All foreign private steam vessels carrying passenger to 6r or.cmi
place within the limits of the Canal Zone shall be subject to. f
order, PROVIDED that if any foreign passenger steamer' at a
inspection laws approximating those ot the United States hatn 'ni
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Jf" E...vessel shal not be subjected tb an inspection other than that necessary to
i 'et Board 6 Local Inspectors that the condition of the vessel, her boilers and
i.l.r.. ing equipment. are ai stated in her certificate of inspection; but no such cer-
Iiste of inspection shall bd accepted as evidence of lawful inspection unless like
i ege are granted to steam vessels of the United States under the laws of the
t hih uch veel belongs.
S:: e. 8. Private team vessels duly registered in the United States having unexpired
4e' utiflcates ot is pecion issued by the proper authorities in the United States shall
16not be s bet tt inspection hereunder.
| B c. 9. The Collector of Revenues shall retain on file all original certificates of
l .. cti.n required.to be delivered to him by the Board of Local Inspectors, and shall
gi to the.. master of owner of the vessel therein named three certified copies thereof,
lt .w of which shall be placed by -such master or owner in conspicuous places in the
y" iessel where they will be most likely to be observed by the passengers and others, and
the: p kept at all times framed under glass; and the other shall be retained by such
1at.': or owner as evidence of the authority thereby conferred.
i-.St 10lQ. Before issuing an inspection certificate to any vessel, the Collector of
j" j .essehall demand and receive from the owner or master of such vessel as com-
pi na'.-i. a lo inspection and examination made for the year, the following sums, in
addition to the fees for issuing enrollments and licenses now allowed by law:
T. a': :. steam vessel of 100 tons or under........................... $10.00
P I fbae-i and every ton in excess of 100 tons......................... 5*.
*.t:i eheeinr provided for shall cover the cost of the certificate, as well as the inspec-
s ., .,enmination of the vessel, which fees shall be for the use and benefit of the
G.. i....one Tre.asury: .
iao. 11, Whenever any passenger is received on board of any steam vessel not
J the certified copies of the certificate .of approval placed and kept as required
i.&der, such veael ahalLbe liable to a fine of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
pain0gge.eo .eceived,,to be recovered in the Circuit Court of the Circuit in which
SMJEi Q iW1 .I to be found, and the money 6o recovered shall be a lien upon the vessel,
WU mway be aized. and sold to satisfy.the same, as well as all costs of the proceeding.
I 13. I eN steamer carrying passengers shall depart from any port or place in the
: .1 Wem. it hall have in its service a full complement of licensed officers and
S.F, sin th.ijtdgment of the Board of Local Inspectors may be sufficient at
!#1 o.wso manage the vessel..
.'....:i. 1s. Every steam vessel licensed under the provisions of this Order shall have
b1d 4 :. an Accessibli place one life-preserver for every person allowed to be
$::'ed,Q B s .addition to thdSe-.proyided for: the crew of such vessel; and if a greatest,
:*...ab f. .passe es than is stated in the certificate is taken on board of any vessel
w-aters MW u.-.he Ca.nal Zone,: the master or owner of such vessel shall be liable
SR a .ing fr th.e.. me to refun the passage money and TEN DOLLARS
....... O .ad number allowed,
|S.ptmergageain excursions within or-from the waters
nt bi. e. he Tafi Local Inspectors shall issue to such steamer a special
S 4ap1 n:, i which shall be stated the additional number of
d> t nuMTber and kind of life saving appliances
4Msutgh additional passengers, aind they shall also,
.. ..ti .Mi& m la such excursions.
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No. 16. Every master of a passenger steamer who.Jails, thi xnlgigqna
to keep, a ljst,of pasesgers as req .e.d by the preee.dipg hote i t tbao tb
fine of ONE UUNDRED DOLLARS, to be recovered in the Citouitm
Circuit in which the vessel is: to be found. -- ,..... :
Sac. 17. Every steam vessel carrying passengers shall be prdvidedi--wi-.
double-acting fire pumps to be worked by hand; each chamber of snh.g
be of sufficient capacity to contain not less than ohe hundred cubic Meie:e
and such pumps shall be placed in the most suitable part of such- vyean i
service, having suitable well fitted hose to each pum-p at least one half .i
length and kept at all times in perfect order and shipped up sad 4ady.. frf uhQ
every steamer not exceeding two hundred to w one such puibp. mbayr be*
with. Each fire pump shall be supplied with water.by a suitable pip.
passing through the side of the vessel so low, as to be under wkter at all til*il
fire pump thus provided shall be placed below the lower deck of the ubeemul
steamer shall also be provided with a.pump which shall be of suffi$ei r li
suitably arranged to test the boilers thereof. "
SEC. 18. Every vessel coming within the provisions of this order shall Ubt t
with such number of life-boats, floats, rafts, life-preservers,. line catryhig .po. P I
and best means of propelling them, and drags, as in the judgment.of thfi .
Local Inspectors will best procure the safety of all persons. on board such Veeaif
case of disaster. And every such vessel shall have the life boats, req iri .,S
order provided with suitable boat disengaging apparatus,, so arranged astE
boats ib be safely launched while such yessels are under speed or otherwise sBQ.. l
allow such diseigaging apparatus to be operated by one pefrodn diletgiilt bB !4S
of the boat simultaneously from the tackle by which it may be lI W1t. Ift. !
and the Board of Local Inspectors shall determine the kind of lifea-blts1W, I
life-pteservers, line carrying projectiles and Tmeans of propellikfg the mk1i sa.d
which are to be used on the vessel, and also the" kind knd ca d it of M1t
freeing the vessel from water idi case of heavy lbeaage, tHie cpacity df
being suited to the navigation in which the vessel is emiplbed.
SEC.. 19. The owner or master of any such vessel who refuses to pt6vidbi
boats, floats, rafts, life-preservers, line carrying projectiles and meikaU 6i ,F.
them, drags, pumps or appliances which, under the provisions of thb ?v"e&1bt:
tions are required by the Board ,of LokaBl Inspectors, shall be AheA OfNEi T$JT*
DOLLARS, and the same may be enforced against the owner of the v6a 6 ..f
or as a lien upon the vessel, which may be seized and sold to stisfy stli fi6e At
of court.,
SEC. 20. The Board of Local Inspectors shall, have the power to enflreo thb i14
ments of this Order,-first, by not granting a certificate,-eecofd,- b ibvdfE i
certificate already issued to the vessel.
The owner or master of the vessel may appeal from the action of .thbiB.m&.
Inspectors to the Head of the Department of. Civil Ad i.nisttton atAl
ten days after the final action of the Board; and the Read of the iDeptSQ1
Administration may modify or. set tfide the wati-on-of thle Local Bd .s,-
certify his ruling to the Board for observance ini ach c-ie, :
SE. 21. Whenever a steamer ena d 'if caryig pWegges :tll
Zone exiters the waters of the 'Canal Zode, it shill be s4u dity *.
Port to notify the master or agent of stik ve.ele tuA t ta..if% nS 4W
tion jwe of the Canal Zone; and.aitr beig oso nbtified,.it htei t
agenftr master to make a w$riteh- fequest to the B&aRT 1
inspection of the- vessel and' h6 eIjdipmaniiteccbShlmict ..
Order. Any agent ortister ofav.irelwthoftite xrtheai.
as herein provided iWr aftbr reiv 4liAa*uide
of the Port, shall be liaKe. to a Ofine oFIFWTYDOLL
Circuit Court of the Cirmt in which e'aidageat or '.ai
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XIgw^ '. 4'y -li3pp of4ijy ft the provisioxw of this Order, for which a specific
I a t' t A Lc -pruepbe'heridb, ,h ll subject the owner or master of the offending
; jel to a fine not exceeding ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, or by imprisonment
F. .jail not exceeding six mont.S, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion
bi- the Coulrt.
SS. C. 3. The fines a.d, peqJ.les imposed under this Order shall constitute a lien
:.on the vessel in, each case, and upon judgment for any such fine or penalty execution
may issue therefore, as in civil caues, against such vessel, and same shall be gold to
eatisfy such executipa; and the court may order the provisional detection of such
vessel to abide the judgment of the court; but a bond, to.be approved by the judge
of the court, may be given to secure the payment of any judgment that may be ren-
Sdered, and the vessel shall be released thereon.
SEc. 24. The danal Commission may establish rules and regulations not incon-
istent herewith for the better enforcement of this Order. *
S Sc. 25. This Order shall take effect ninety days after the same shall have been
"published in the Canal Record.
"' WM H TAFT
T THe WHITE HousE,
,. July 21 1911.
(No. 1386.)


2. The following res.pjutipn adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
:. Joseph S. Kirk, Steam Shovel Engineer, Central Division, to enter
.May 11, 1911; dipon 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, was formally
6i firned:
Resolved, That Joseph S. Kirk, Steam Shovel Engineer, Central
ivi* iad,'to granted 42 days' leave of absence, with pay, effective
M;:;- Iy -1.t1 which ordinary would not hekdue until May 16, 1911.
I:: :: following resolution adopted by letter ballot, authorizing
B:wrolE. Blackbtirn, Di4trlit Julge, to enter July 31, 1911, upori
S. da& i leave of absence, with pay, was formally confirmed
SBeslved, That Samuel E. Blackburn, District Judge, be granted
41 daf Jieave' of absence, wMi-hpay, effective July 31, 1911, which
a:i i ily Y would' not' he duIe until Septeaiber 20, 1911.
i : T:::e .following ordinank e approving the "'Revised Rules, Regu-
0'*aiJnd Insitrc4tiois for the Goveknment of the Division of Fire
aroion n, adopted by the C0ominision by' letter ballot, was


4 w ..i .b ite 'laihmia Canial Oommission that the Rules and Regulations
.. ii~.~t for the :Diviion of Fire Protection of the Canal Zone, approved by
LKAUdthh Engineer 1oilr 14, 1911, and effective April 1, 1911,

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sary steps for the issuance of licenses for the retail :'s& of
the Canal Zone for the year beginning July 1, 19110'to thel ....
applicants: .
Rio Grande: Las Cascadas:
Vicente Camanes E. Lai Wo.
Kwong Ring Jan. Antonio Ensenat.: "-
Low Chong. Pedro Ross.
Julio Victorero. Tomas Santi.
Hop Lee Chong. Matachin:
Lee Hop. Chee Chung Hing. ....
Culebra: See Lee.
William G. Bell. Kwong Sang. -:
Nemesio Victorero. Agapito Centeno. .....
Chong Jan. Jose C. M. de la Puerta ,, ,
Ho Chong and Leon Chow. Gorgons: u
Woo Chan. Esteban Duran.
'Francisco Wong. Jacob Kowaleky. '.?t
Pedro Colomar R. Antonio Maas. .
Empire: Lin Tai Ohong .
Mezele Gustave. George Andrade
"Manuel Leones. Tracy Smail. .,,.: .,: .
Manuel Leones. Gn: r
Lai Hing & Co. Gatun: ".. ..:,.
Juan Anola Mtinez. Prudencio San Martin.
Chee Hing. Julien Joly. : :
YuCen Hig Chong. John B. Schuetz and Timot
Chong Tai. urh
Charles Bryant. Dario Rodriguez.
Wing W. Yee Kee..
Wai Loy. Yee San Lung. .
Jose Sandi. Pedro Grau.
Edward J. Kennedy. John R. Drummond. .
Chow Bing. :: Lke
Vicente Wing.
6. The Chairman presented a letter from Mr. J. H. Stilson. in N..
he stated that he desired to lease certain land owned by him ald
Mount Hope Road for building purposes, and requested that u il
be granted for the construction of buildings on the lots to :;be i-. l
at a distance apart of approximately 15 feet and 20 feet: frotntti
center of the road. .. :,
The land in question not being within the limits of a anal
town, the Commission decided it inadvisable to make any exce..4.
to the building regulations, which require that dwellings .not i4;
the limits of surveyed and platted townsites shall not be constu
within less than 200 feet of each other., .
7. The following ordinance providing for night qumarautisiniq$..
tion of vessels at the port of Colon was adopted: : ::.

ORDINAN .. .... ,.::.
PROVIDING FOR NIGHT QUARANTINE INSPECTION OF VEBB .S ::'t .
Bruit enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commision, as folos.: ..
SECTION 1. That vessels with perishable cargo arriving at": o- t .. u
the intention of sailing within a few ho t o' before daylightofbf
be received by the quarantine officials until lO p. m.' -. j4.*. iL
SScnoN 2.. Such vessels shall notbet lo d to come V.;, Wj
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S i, IO 3. A tug shall be furnished the quarantine officer for the purpose of the
isit of inspection.
SEncox 4. Any vessel, steamship company, or agent of a steamship company
| requesting this service shall pay to the Isthmian Canal Commission the sum of one
hundred dollars ($100) United States Currency in addition to the expense of the tug
SEirnished under Section 3 of this ordinance, for each vessel so inspected.
.8. The following amendment to Section 7 of the Regulations
Providing for Certain Taxes and Licenses in the Canal Zone other than
for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors", was adopted:

ORDINANCE
AMENDING AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN TAXES AND
LICENSES IN THE CANAL ZONE OTHER THAN FOR THE SALE OF
INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission, That Section 7 of
the Ordinance providing for certain taxes and licenses in the Canal
Zone other than for the sale of intoxicating liquors be, and the same
hereby is, amended by adding at the end thereof the following:
Provided, That the Collector of Revenues may refuse to issue a license for any of the
objects named in paragraphs (b), (e), (f), (g), (i), (ji, and (k) if the character of the
applicant is such as to warrant the belief that. the exercise of the privilege granted
by the license would not be conducted in an orderly and lawful manner, and Provided
further ; That any license granted pursuant. to the provisions of paragraphs (b), (e), (f),
(g),.(i), (j), and (k) of this section shall atonce become null and void upon conviction in
any court of the Canal Zone of a violation of law in the exercise of the privilege granted
by such license, and Provided further; That licenses granted pursuant to the provisions
of paragraphs (e), (g), (i), (j), and (k) hereof shall not authorize the exercise of such
privileges during the hours from 12:00 Midnight to 7:00 A. M.
9. The following Ordinance establishing market regulations for
Sthe .Canal Zone was adopted:

ORDINANCE

Al. ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING MARKET REGULATIONS FOR THE CANAL
ZONE.

: e it enacted by the Isthmian Canal COmmis&ion, That the following
S.egulations for the conduct of public markets and the leasing of
space .therein -shall be in force on and after their approval by the
S secretary of War: ..
1. Th"remarkets are provided as places for the sale to residents of the Canal Zone of
meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, and other articles of food, and the space in them will not
a. .ed for any otherpurpose: Provided, That, in the discretion of the Superintendent
t blic Wbrki; not mtre than one-half of the space available in a public market may
.I. t d it~' th&e le of -drygoods, groceries, notions, cigars, tobacco, soda water, and
:.i. s.o t drin s, nd fo! use, as lunch counters and news stands where no application
h.. received. for a..leaing of the space for the sale of food products, but the
tif Public lb". ibshall have authority to cancel the assignment of
n.4i6eat eep r-'p ,.t atrited in this proviso, should application be made
2;i fr it ofa' t e atie o. food prodticts: Provided further, That when space
Ie i:. sale of dry-good giceries, notions, igars, tobacco, soda water, and
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2. All assignments of space shall be for the period of one. m.. h, tB
16th day thereof and ending on the 15th day of tle sucpixe4ing" A.
asaignments made after the first of any' month ehalU e for a7i
from the first of the month, and shall be paid for at one-half the m th
except also that this shall not apply to tables and other simir space '
4ay and so indicated on the posted plat. .. .
3. There shall be posted in a conspicuous, place i4 eath market a
the Superintendent of Public Works and Collector of Revenues, showing
and rates of rental of the various stalls and other divisions of space.
4. Application for assignment of space shall be made to the Market In speU; i
approved, the Inspector will issue an assignment, indicating the space a.t.. ^i
period of assignment, the purpose for which it is to be used, and the ".e aWa'r:
to be paid to the Deputy Collector of Revenues. Upon- return Of 6te mai
with the exhibition of the Deputy Collector's receipt, possession o'the .ace:.!
given.
5. Not more than one stall or other division of space in each njarket.wil iito'
to any one person, except by special authority of the.S up ri'tendent or'
Superintendent of Public Works.
6. I.essees of space will not be permitted to make any changes in the'. W
of partitions, sheLves, etc. Requests for desire changes will be made of tMe
Inspector. If approved by him, he will secure an estimate of the cost of the
and upon deposit with him by the lessee of the amount of the estimate, the"i|1
be done by the Isthmian Canal Commission. The excess of the deposit, if tiny.p
the cost of the work, will be returned to the lessee. 2.:
7. All stalls and other division of space shall be thoroughly swept at the*a
each day. Special attention shall -be given to the spaces used for .the 1am p'
an.d fish; the counters, blocks, etc., used in them shalL be scrubbed. wil.tJiaw4
water as often as necessary to keep them in good sanitary condition. Alnj44'
fruit and vegetables and. other dirt and. refuse shall be.. removed, and, jo4;.
sanitary cans provided for that purpose. All articles in bulk shajl be1 flj.. 1
barrels, or boxes, so that they can be moved in cleaning. Lessees Aall be repJ
for the cleanly and sanitary condition of the space assigned them and: shall arI
such special instructions to that end as may be given them by the MatketT' i
q9 his authorized assistant. The market Inspector wlj be iegponi.o *!:.
and sanitary condition of the market outside of stalls and other ap o.
lessees. "
8. Lounging or loitering around the market will not be pezittE..'
expected to enforce this prohibition aa to the space signed them. '
9. The hour for opening and closing each market shall be bt ."t.a i
tendent of Public Works, and posted in a conspicuous place in: teike i .
Q.- Any complaint.respecting.a market .houl4d Jp .dqad4zeaes4 o t :e Sxgidg$
o( Public Works, Ancon, 0. Z.- .. .
11. The continued occupancy of apape in any JParkQt 0i"A tle ..".ei
Rerod for which rental has bieen pa4 iq.s. cla 0ed ai mima.q", %
.i thereof shall be punishble by a : fin t exce 9 @ J),

casneUgiop of his ginment; bju 4ieh caceilwgigA fL o*

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w.j. i: i r gq praiding for the impounding of stray animals,
!,:dpro by the Commission at its 143rd meeting, was amended
"4 eenatted ta' foHIows,:
S. i A' #e 4 446- I asmin. CaMaZ Commission,- That the ordi-
i -i iam ar the a Tpoun4Ding of stray animals enacted by
.:: d Oo. w4 a 9i.,at 1483r meeting held on April 27, 1908, and
n',d by Ike SAw, ary of War on May 26, 1908, be and the same
h, reby is amended and reenacted in form as follows:
: 1, it .hial be unlawful for the owner or custodian of any horse, colt, mule, ass, bull,
r a Co, Ci, og, goat, or sheep, to permit any such animal to be at large within
i rin tihe' neigiboriliad of any labor camp, village, or other settlement in the Canal
S.: oe, r on any water shed from which any public water supply is obtained; or to be
"ei .thred i suchli plare or in such manner as to be or ceate a nuisance within
Sr.tlhe neikligorhood of rany labor camp, village, or other settlement, or on any

2 '"Any animal found at large or tethered contrary to the provisions of the first
S ia hereo *all be take. up and impotpdued by the police; Provided, That any
.. .e 1a' 'n up y any private individual and delivered to the police
EEOp4'Q 'g. t ahal e unlawful for any person to deliver to the police for im-
RI Pad ap an ma found at la.ee or tethered contrary to the
"ec on ereof.
e of le impounding of any animal shall be posted by the police in two
V': icuous place in the police district in which such animal is impounded for ten
... iluding the day ipon which the animal is impounded. Such notice shall
a t'desciiption of the animal and shall state where it is impounded and to whom
m should be made for its release. It shall also state that if previous appli-
floti ..r.he *Mease of the animal is not made, it will be sold before the police station
..... itkAt day .from and including the day on which it is impounded, at an hour
to, bAn. lted in the notice. -
..1'. a be unlawful for any person other than the owner or custodian, or agent of
':itA or custodia, to Secure the release of any impounded animal.
Ma.' M. i::.tion for the release of any impounded animal is not made within eight
:...ou.. ..' ind t i.Uding4the date of its impounding, the police shall make applica-
$:.t. t Judge Mof the: District for authority for its sale. If it shel1 appear
**li j ta the proilpus: 'this ordinance have been complied with, and that
i:Monot been cleftnd by the owner or custodian, he shall enter an order
.l il..ei -is t Spubl cry before the police station of the police district in
t .~. :.pdunded tike time stated. ii the notice of impounding posted by the
r"1'. 7 i hd tbipon sell the aniimal at the hour and place stated, to
1Ews;. c.t;.u!ie, a s, bul,- or cow impounded, there shall be collected
L04OfBl# t."'nbid i fly cents per day as a m maintenance charge; and for
Vy t$ ;.. p tSri cents a.ad pou.d: fee, and twenty-five cents per day
''l '. to the ownflr or custodian, the proper fees and
Sjfi 4. h pon tem le of afy aSnime under oan -rilam oB
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date of such sale, the amount for which the animal was sold, Aesl tei
charges and posts of court.
6. If any impounded animal is suffering from any infectios or o i
or from any disease or injury causing great pain, .or is without viaue, r.i
received for any impounded animal offered for sale, the police Ehallimned
application to the District Judge for authority to destroy it, and the fjud:i. 1
is satisfied of the facts as stated, enter an order authorizing its destruiic*.otn
7. The cost of constructing pounds and feeding impounded animals
from Canal Zone funds. .,
8. Any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty.i$
demeanor, and on,conviction thereof shall be fined not more than twenty-flae4
or imprisoned not longer than thirty days, or both fined and imprisoned,, i 3'
creation of the court.
9. This ordinance supersedes and repeals the provisions of any ordnance e,.
or law in force in the Canal Zone prohibiting persons from permitting anim i
at large, or providing for impounding such animals, and the provisions oft
ordinance, regulation, or law in force in the Canal Zone in conflict with.it
11. Whereas, the services performed for the CommnssionQW'':..
Joint Purchasing Office established by resolutions of the Conm
as set forth in the Minutes of the 101st and 102nd Meetings xs
readjustment of the basis for reimbursing the Panama Rail md
Company and a reduction in the amount payable to said Co4B
and
Whereas, the method of reimbursing the Panama Rail Ro~i
pany for one-third of the expenses incurred by that Copa.
wages and miscellaneous expenses has proved cumbersome anz d:
sive and is at variance with the general policy of simnPilg1,i0
actions between the two interests as expressed in the resr'Azt.
adopted at the 156th Meeting,
Now therefore, be it resolved: :
That the action of the General Purchasing Officer. of the C
mission in notifying the Panama Rail Road Company that (rre:i
after May 1, 1911, subject to the approval of the Conm issi~4
Commission would pay the said Rail Road Company in f,: il
tilement for the Commission's share of the expenses of the Km ul
Purchasing Office incurred for wages of .employees,; rent,'i
and miscellaneous supplies, the sum of Five Hundred ;:aa
($550) Dollars monthly, in lieu of paying one-third of all.er
authorized in' the resolution above referred to, is herebyaipi!
and the General Purchasing Officer of the Commission;a
creation, is hereby authorized to adjust with the Panama: ....
Company at intervals of not less than six months the aoamefdt4 .t b
paid for the services rendered to the Commission:by said Pttnlki
Office, Provided, that expenses on account of travel -:stai
street car tickets, etc., incurred for the. benefit of one irtdrbi
shall be borne by such interest. I
12. It was decided that the screening of school for u 6
be discontinued, in line withthe policy adoptedd b ..i .
at its 154th meeting disoont(imrning th v: re i .4

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S1y,:utes. The resolution passed at the 154th meeting was accord-
ig;ly *changed 'to read as follows:
Resolved, That the screening of married silver quarters and the
ae nening of schools for colored children be discontinued.
i 3In, pursuance of the authority contained in Section 6 of the
.executive order of May 13, 1911, providing for the collection of a
distillation tax, the. following rules and regulations governing the
manufacture of distilled spirits in the Canal Zone were adopted:

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MANUFACTURE OF DISTILLED SPIRITS IN THE
CANAL ZONE PROVIDED FOR IN EXECUTIVE ORDER OF MAY 13, 1911.
1. Any person, or persons, desiring to maintain and operate a distillery, or engage
in the manufacture of distilled spirits shall make application, in writing, upon a
prescribed forni, and addressed to the Collector of Revenues of the Canal Zone for
license to engage in business as such manufacturer or distiller; the application must
state the location where it is intended to conduct the distillery, which must be easily
accessible from the public highway.
2. .Before the license is granted, the applicant must secure the payment of the taxes
that may accrue under the provisions of the law by the execution of a good and suffi-
Sdent bond in an amount satisfactory to the Collector of Revenues, and signed by two
or-more sureties, and conditioned as prescribed in said order, or, in lieu of such
tband, if the Collector of Revenues so requires, by a cash deposit in an amount satis-
factory to the Collector of Revenues and at least sufficient to cover the estimated out-
put of the distillery Tor a period of fifteen (15) days, and such licensee shall make,
fi.om time to time, such further deposits with the Collector of Revenues as are shown
to Wie necessary to secure the payment of the taxes accruing by the operation of the
distillery. Where a bond is given, the distiller or manufacturer may anticipate the
taxes to. accrue by making money deposits sufficient to cover the taxes, hut such
deposits shall in no manner impair the force and effect of the bond.
: 3 The output of the distillery, shall be measured through a meter of standard make
ich shall .be attached to the still under the supervision of the Collector of Revenues
bdr.ls Deputy, and in a manner satisfactory to said officer. The meter shall, in addi-
tio: -:t be encased in a meter box to be provided at the expense of the distiller, which
Smetier.oxahall be securely locked and the key to this lock shall remain in the custody
; a nthe Colector -of Revenues or his Deputy.
4. Upon receipt of any cash deposit herein provided for, the Collector'f Revenues,
8his.' .Deputy, will issue to the distiller a receipt for such deposit, showing that it is a
Sdep it secure the the payment of distillation taxes, and shall account for the money
i' Bteeqivd by depositing the same with the Treasurer, showing on his deposit slip the
7lar.. e.
eiheSJllector of Revenues, or his Deputy, shall at all times have the right to
sad test the meter,: and shall do so at least once in every six months.
I. : "tor oi sdistillery shall keep the same and premises therewith
Q."a, .' a =,"d s. mi. co.. edition.
't. -eColletor oJRvenuea, or his Deputy, while a distillery is in operation, shall
i. aea.ding each mete a0 frequently as is necessary, and at the close of each
s .lt h ii'ha port thr Fealing. of the meter at the commencement of that
*.Tt matiterat the close of the month,
,y.: 4iillery, any moneys remaining on deposit to
.',:.W H euane from him have been paid, will be repaid
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ABSENCE, LEAVE OF. See Employees.
AGREEMENTS:
Between commission and Panama Railroad Co.-
Freight- Page..
Handling of, over docks, amount to be paid by commission for,
fixed.............. .... .. ................................ 1760
Transportation by rail, amount to be paid by commission for,
fixed...................................................... 1759
Passengers-
Transportation by rail, amount to be paid by commission for,
fixed....................................................... 1760
ANIMALS:
Impounding of stray.................................................. 1789
ASSISTANT PURCHASING AGENCIES:
SChanges in personnel approved.......................................... 1769
ASYLUM, INSANE:
Government of, for Canal Zone provided for............................ 1776
AUTOMOBILES:
S.Licenses for chauffeurs.... ....................................... 1772
BAND, ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
,phaKges in personnel approved.......................................... 175S
BICYCLES:
Liced a andsregplation,of, in Canal Zone provided for.................. 1771
BLACKBURN, SAMUEL E.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1785
BROWN, THOMAS R., JR.:..
Appointed an associate justice of Canal Zone Supreme Court ............ 1765
BUILDINGS: .. .. .
o .nsrctipn of, by J. H. Stilson not approved.......................... 17Sf
..OA.AL..ZO$E:.
Courts. -See Courts.
: ja.4d Qffice.. See Lqnd.
SMarkets. See Markets.
Ordinances. See Ordinanceas,
:. chpoli. See. Schools.
';::i See Tazes.

,.;r es. and regulations for use of, amended...................... 1761

S5: .......,*-"............. 177?.
0Lt RaPJ$1ATWN, DEPARTMENT OF:
Q. :4- pe..ip p ai d .......... ......................... 1755

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COLON (CITY):
Pavement, contract for payment for construction of, revised.
Water and sewer- "."
Contract for payment for use of, revised... ....................... .-- -
Rates, rules and regulations for use of, amended............... .. ,
*COLON (STEAMSHIP):
Continuance in service of Panama Railroad Co. without charter, approved I*:]
Repairs and improvements to be made by-Panama Railroad Co.... *..'
COMMISSARY:"
Changes in personnel of, approved-............................... .-...
Privileges, order re extension of, amended....................... ..' i
CONTRACTS:
Between commission and Republic of Panama- : :
Providing for payment for water and sewerage systems and paveme ,ts :. ,
constructed in Panama City and Colon revised ................. .
See Agreements.
CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved...........................................
COURTS:
Supreme-
Associate justices, appointment of- -
Brown, Thos. R., jr .......................................... ..'
Warwick, W W ............................................... IM-
DICKINSON, J. M.:
Orders of. See Orders. ..
DISBURSEMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF: '
Changes in personnel approved.................................... .. l
DEEDS:
Execution and record of, method prescribed..........................
DEPORTATION:
Return to Canal Zone of deported persons who served sentence of impri .:
onment prohibited ............................................. ;...;
DUTIES:
Order re levying of, amended ...........................-..... ........i'
EMPLOYEES: :
Assistant purchasing agencies. See Assistant purchasing agenci...
Changes in personnel approved ................................. .... .
Classification of certain Panama Railroad, authorized......-------............,
Leave of absence- ...
Cumulative leave authorized........................
Granted with pay-- "
Expiration of 6 months' satisfactory service............... .. ... I
Blackburn, S. E..................................... .. ...
Gilmore, C. E....................................... .......--.
Harrington, Nelle L ..................... ............ ... ....
Hourly, gold....................... ..... .. ..... .
Kirk, James. ........ --- ....- ........ .... ..... .. ..
McCulloch., A. P............... .... ....-..... .
Miracle, F. W ........ ......... ........... ...
Russell, Miss Genevieve .............. .... .. .'
Scribner, D. W ...... ... .............. ....
Sonneman, Otto F...-...-- ........ i.
Thull, Peter J.........------- .......... ...
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R PLOYEES -Continued. Page.
Quarters. See Quarters.
Tropical born, having lived in temperate zones to be considered as unac-
customed to tropical climate.......................................... 1769
Washington Office. See Wa.hington office.
EQUIPMENT:
Use of 6-meter French dump cars without safety appliances authorized ..... 1763
ESTATE, REAL:
Conveyance or mortgage of, by married women.......................... J751
EXAMfNATION OF ACCOUNTS, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved.......................................... 1756
EXECUTIVE ORDERS. See Orders.
FIRE PROTECTION, DIVISION OF:
Revised rules, regulations, and instructions for government of, approved ... 1785
FREIGHT:
Handling of, over docks, amount to be paid by commission for, fixed ...... 1760
Transportation of, by rail, amount to be paid by commission for, fixed .... 1759
GIBSON, C. P.:
Granted liquor license.................... .............................. 1759
GILMORE, C. E.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1758
HARRINGTON, NELLE L.:
Leave of absence with pay granted ...................................... 1770
HUNTING:
Upon reservoirs and watersheds in Canal Zone prohibited ............... 1771
IMPORTATIONS:
SOrder re duties on and sale of, amended............................... 1755
INSANE ASYLUM. See Asylum.
ISTHMIAN CANAL. See Panama Canal.
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
Contracts. See Contracts and Agreements.
Employees. See Employees.
Meetings, minutes of. See Minutes.
*Panama Railroad Affairs. See Panama Railroad Co.
Washington Office. See Washington office.
See also Resolutions.
KIRK, JOSEPH'S.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1785
- LAND:
:" Office-
Consolidation of, commission and Panama Railroad offices authorized .. 1769
Created.......................................................... 1763
'Public, leasing 6of.......... ........................................... 1754
i .Town site, chairman and chief engineer authorized to execute revocable
S licenses fr lots in...............-----................................. 1781
4 DEPARifENT OF:
.. Changes in personnel approved......................'.................... 1756
VlE .:;OF ABSE&NCE. See Employees.

.... ....... ... _. .,. .... ................................. 1771
... ........ ..... .. ..... ................................ 1772

tor e e. .... ... ................................. 1786
...... ............ .. ........... 1759
... ..... ............................ 1770
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Lots in town sites, chairman and chief engineer authorized to elbutuW:
cable......................................... ......---- ..-------
Ordinance providing for certain, amended------------.......... --........ ..
LIQUOR:
Areas in which intoxicating drinks may be sold fixed.......- .. .
Distillation tax proirdeAd for ................................--. -:... ".,
Distilled, rules and regulations governing manufacture of-......::-.-
Licenses. See Licenses. .
McCULLOCH, A. P.: ,'- .....
Granted leave of absence with pay and privideg of spending leave'-i:!
Isthmus------------------------------
A Isthm us.....................................................:'- i.
MARKETS:
Regulations governing, established.............................------------
MEETINGS. See Minutes. .
MINUTES: .
One hundred and fifty-ninth mhe'eling, Ancon, Janry 28, 1911........
One hundred and sixtieth meeting, Culebra, April 15, 1911........ ...,
One hundred and sixty-first meeting, Culebra, August 6, 1'11 ..........
MIRACLE, F. W.: '
Granted leave of absence with pay arid resignation acceplid at e o'b0 feiei. If
NAVIGATION:
Panama Canal and approaches, rules goverbiing, approved.... -...-....
ORDERS: .::.>^;
Executive (Presidenit)- '.' '
August 20, 1910-prescribing method of conveying or mortigit iea ..: '
estate owbind bv married women........................... .....
October 4, 1910-abolishing office of district tax co %ictoriAn jId *A '. .
ing for performance of duties by collector of revtnles.'....... .. r;
October 7, 1910-prescribing manner of leasTRg public laiiid Cdfi M1t
Zone.............................. ............
January 16, 1911-permitting use of 6-metetr .P ci dump)'c *w iui
out safety appliances........................ .......... ....
January 19, 1911--creatifig a lanid office fori te I al Zone(, A a i,.
purposes ..---.......... ... .................... .. ....-----.
February 2,1911-providing method of executing a
March 16, 1911-appointing Thos. R. Brown. jr., an associet
thie Canal Zone- Supreme Court....................-........ .
March 16, 1911, appointing W. W. Warwick an associate justice of. i..'."t
Canal Zone Supreme Court .....................-............ .
arc5 2o. 19i-plhcihg eerain Paba at hi 6kPi 1 n bployta '
fied force of commiion.....................----------------------.....
May 2, 1911-prohibiting return to Canal Zone of depa .idSVSS.!.
fiave served entehe 6f ilHriBin. "m:--.....-....- :'...... .-'
May 6, 1911-relating to arrest andt discharge of deA-4&i &" .j
May 10, 1911-providing for government of the ifalsan :
Canal Zone.----------------------"---
Ca al Zone ................................. ...... 'i, '
May 11, 1911-prohibiting persons ot4 tflhe iikAa t"W .11M
on railroad trais..... ...... ............
MAy 13, 1911-pt'tridtlig fbi Coll tot di htklMtf i i bi M ;- ..g'.
June 12, 1911-' ameAhftg- odt provitifigl f6r c 54lAitiba l

iaie 28; 191l-tnfaticdirif ig theMtblt shm
teabtable licOnAAd ioldflai'tfi t (ewn Alit 1ts .
tax. 1 -.................. .. ........... ..........,,..
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General (Secretary of War)-
January 5,1911-amending ordeit r'dutius', imp6rtitibrits, hdt6blttis-
sary privileges........................................ ...... 1755
S ORDINANCES:
": '.Bicycles, licensing of and regulations ft... ....................... 1771
Chauffeurs, licensing of....... .. ...... ...... 1772
Distilled spirits, rules and regulations governing manufacture of ...... '"" 1791
Fire protection, division of-rovised rules, regulations, and instructions
;' for govern ent of .................... .. ......................... 1785
Hunting and other trespassing upon reservoirs and watersheds' if Canal
*;,' Zone prohibited..' ..... ........ ... .... .. ......... 1771
'.' Impounding of stray animals provided for-...........'.' ................ 1789
:,."Market regulations for Canal Zone established ............'...'............ 1787
1 'Night. quarantine inspection of vessels at Colon provided fMr.'.............. 1786
-,. 'Taxes and licenses in Canal Zone other than for Nale'df intf6iatting liquors
A. : am ended ......................................... .. .......... 1787
IPA.NAMAiGANAL: ... *
: Navigation of, rules governing.approved......... .... -.................. 1756
PANAMA CITY:
t, 'Pavements, contract for payment for construction of, reyisdd............. 1758
:',.'Waters and sewers-
',.: Contract for payment for use of, revised .........'.........'.......... 1758
Rates, rules;'-and regulatiomnfor use 'of, a.mended... '... ..... 1757, 1760
PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY:
Conmai sary.-:See Commnssiay.. *' '.. *..... '"
,i.vLand office. See Land. ".
Purehaasng office,ianlount to. be paid',by commission' fr iervines renktirl'
-V'. by, to be adjusted by general purchasing officer of commission... .. 1790
Relocation division, changes in personnel approved__...................i 1756
Steamers Colon and Panama to continue in service without chartertL.';... 1758
a:'TrxnMportation by rail, amount to be paid for by bommissioh fixUtd-
,: Freight ....................--I ............... .. ... .. .. '..'. ...... 1759
4 Pateeuagei..rI _.n L(JLL.4.. .... .. .'. ... .. .. ....... .... .' '". 1760
PANAMAi;(~,EPUBI.Q). .... 'L '
at':Contracts. See Contracts. ...
P.A? AMA (STEAMSHLP)c.i- .. :1n i.. .
ir.,Continuance of, in service of Panama Railroad without charter, authitizdd.' 758
Repairs and improvements to be made by Panama Railroad Co-. :-'' 1758
S PAtVEMENTS: ,.,:',, .11 .. .. ** ;.. .. "'"". 0
.,!OoAontrwt fQr paymentifor conettuetien f din'PanamM City and: olkW6m wM 1758
POUNIWn1i1iai .ni( f j j ;-.J. J -IIni I i. n .
Ordaicerpriiinf .' M.-:u.Ljus..,u- -L..,L!. :..U.. -'.. I':,---:.-....." 1789
P1S. 11DENT-UNITED STATES.. See Taft, William H.
S QUARANTINE: ,.
,. eight t ipoas tilkoif.ateam-w.ielaprovided far.. ...' .. ... 1786
Qel.RTERSrV" *f" 'l '' 'Z"I( e 1 .... .
Married (silver), screening of, to be discontinued..... ....:.. ..... 1791
: ARTEURMASTER'S DEPARRTIBNT:%' .i:... r" *'I
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:.:. i" ":Paps ngpod ..e..onelapproved ....... ...1756
tna"ffluauIf.p."WKppT*.V. S..---- ...... .... v. ..,.,----- :--l,

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RESOLUTIONS: .
Agreements, approval of-
Amount to be paid by commission for-
Freight-
Handling of, over docks .................................. :... i:
Transportation of, by rail .................... ........ ....... .-" '.
Passengers, transportation of, by rail ......................... ..
Employees--
Leave of absence--
Cumulative leave authorized ...............................-----------
Granted, with pay-
Expiration of six months' satisfactory service---........--....... S'
B-lackburn, S. E.................... ...................... ..1-
Gilmore, C. E ........................................... 17
Harrington, Nelle L..------....-........-----..............----------.-----------...... 177
Hourly, gold........ -------------------------------------....................................... 75
Kirk, James.--------------.............-----------------.............................-----.:1
McCulloch, A. P., with permission to spend leave on lEsthmus. y118...C
Miracle, F. W., and resignation accepted.......-............. Y
Russell, Genevieve................................... ..... 17
Scribner, David W-------.......----....----------.......--...-............------. 17
Sonneman, Otto F ........................................ 176l?
Thull, Peter J-------------------1749. :: ::
Thull, Peter J............................................ .17 t .!
Payment for, in United States on termination of services author- .
ized ..................................................... .. : .177 ,1 i
Tropical born having lived in temperate zones to be considered as un- A.
accustomed to tropical climate---------..--..-......------......-.....-...-..... --------176'
Land office, consolidation of commission and Panama Railroad offices au-
thorized ............................................................. 10 i
Licenses- ..
Liquor- A ..
Applicants to receive same................................. 1771,1:786: i
Granted to C. P. Gibson........................................ 17---------------------------
Panama Railroad Co., amount to be paid to, by commission for services .
rendered by purchasing officer of company to be adjusted by general :"
purchasing officer of commission................................. .------------
Quarters, married (silver), screening of, to be discontinued ...........:... -1
Saloons, location of, in Canal Zone fixed .............................-.. 1.FI-;
Schools-
Colored--screening of, to be discontinued ......................... ,1
Maximum salary of principal of high school increased ................. "W
Steamships Colon and Panama to continue in service of Panama Raiload
Co. without charter and repairs and improvements to be made by cor .
pany ................ ............ .............................. .
Transportation, rail- ."-"..I
Freight and. passenger, amount to be paid for by commission fixed;.. 1 8
Water, rates, rules and regulations for use of, in Canal Zone approved..-. :" V:,:
Water aid sewers--- :
Rates, rules and regulations for use of, fixed-. :
Colon city- ....... ..................... -... ........ .... .
Panama City........................... ..... ... .
REVENUES, COLLECTOR OF-.
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: USSELL, MISS GENEVIEVE: Page.
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1758
SALOONS:
Location of, in Canal Zone fixed ........................................ 1770
Number of, not to be restricted... -.................................... 1771
SALVATION ARMY:
Rest house and food station at Cristobal to be erected for................. 1774
SANITATION, DEPARTMENT OF:
Changes in personnel approved.......................................... 1756
SCHOOLS:
Colored, screening of, to be discontinued................................. 1790
High School, maximum salary of principal increased .................... 1759
SCRIBNER, DAVID W.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1759
SEAMEN:
& Arrest and discharge of deserting........................................ 1775
SECRETARY OF WAR. See Dickinson, J. M.
SEWERS:
Contract for payment for use of, in Panama City and Colon revised........ 1758
Rates, rules, and regulations for use of, amended-
Colon City..........................-----------------...----.....................------------...... 1761
Panama City.................................................. 1757, 1760
SONNEMAN, OTTO F.:
Leave of absence with pay granted ...................................... 1757
STEAMSHIPS:
Inspection of, provided for.............................................. 1782
Panama and Colon to continue in service of Panama Railroad Co. with-
out charter ......................................................... 1758
STILSON, J. H.:
Application to construct certain buildings refused....................... 1786
SUBSISTENCE- DEPARTMENT:
Changes in personnel approved.......................................... 1756
TAFT, WILLIAM H.:
Executive orders. See Orders.
TAXES:
Collection of, provided for............................................. 1753
Distillation, collection of, provided for............................... 1780, 1781
Ordinance providing for certain, amended............................... 1787
*i THULL, PETER J.:
Leave of absence with pay granted...................................... 1759
TOWN SITES:
Chairman and chief engineer authorized to execute revocable licenses for
loto in ............................................................... 1781
TRAINS (RAILROAD):
Persona other than passengers prohibited from riding on................. 1780
j RANSPORTATION-RAIL:
S Amounts to be paid by commission for-
eight .. ....................................................... 1759
Ie. : Per.......................................................... 1760

: Night q.uar h ntine inspection of, provided for............................ 1786
iE! :t S nipecton of, provided for ....................................... 1782
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Appointed an associate justice of Canal Zone, Spremae E0urtrursui..t
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
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Contract for payment for use of, in Panama City and Colon reviS.ed. ...'.. W,..I
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