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MINUTES OF MEETINGS
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION
AND OF THE
JANUARY TO MARCH
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION
ISTHMIAN CANAL AFFAIRS
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MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL
ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH MEETING.
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 21, 1907.
Present: Commissioners Shonts (chairman), Endicott, Hains,
Harrod, and Secretary Bishop. General Counsel Rogers was present
1. The minutes of the one hurnlred and fifteenth meeting were read
2. The minutes of the one hundred and sixteenth meeting of the
Isthmian Canal Commission, held November 20, 1906, were read and
approved, with the exception that, upon motion duly made and sec-
onded, paragraph 1 of such minutes was changed to read as follows:
1. Resolved, That all vouchers, pay rolls, and public bills covering expendi-
tures on the Isthmus within the Department of Construction and Engineering,
the Department of Law and Government, the Department of Sanitation, the
'Purchasing Department, and the Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsist-
ence shall be approved for payment by the head of the respective departments in
which and for the benefit of which the expenditures are made: Provided, That
the head of each department above named is hereby authorized to designate a
person in his department who shall approve for payment such vouchers, pay
rolls, and public bills by direction of the head of such department.
Resolved further, That all vouchers, pay rolls, and public bills covering ex-
Spenditures on the Isthmus in the Auditing Department and the Disbursing De-
partmeqt on the Isthmus shall be approved for payment either by the Chairman
of the Commission or the Head of the Department of Construction and Engi-
neering, or such person as they or either of them shall designate and authorize
to approve for payment such vouchers, pay rolls, and public bills by his direction.
3. The minutes of the one hundred and seventeenth and one hun-
dred and eighteenth meetings were read and approved.
S 4. On motion duly made and seconded, it was-
R"esolved, That paragraph 2 of the minutes of the twenty-fourth
meeting of the Executive Committee, held August 3, 1906, authorizing
S certain heads of departments to grant to employees absent from the
I. hmus on the business of the commission, and traveling for that pur-
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pose, a per diem in lieu of actual traveling expenses, which wase
ferred to the General Counsel by resolution of the Commission p
at its one hundred and.fifteenth meeting, held November 15, 19
he revoked, the General Counsel having reported that in his opiniamR
the action contained therein was not legal.
5. The Chairman reported that he had received a communicatiQoni'
from the Secretary of War, dated September 16, 1906, stating "tf;
the President approved the changes in plans of canal as outlinedj'i
the letter of the Chief Engineer, dated August 23, 1906, and approved :'.
by resolution of the-Commission in paragraph 7 of the minutes of the :;T
one hundred and fourteenth meeting, held September 6, 1906.
6. The Chairman reported that he had received a communication :
from the Secretary of War, dated January 18, 1907, stating that the
President approved the changes in plan of canal as outlined in para-. I
graphs 6, 7, and 9 of the minutes of the one hundred and sixteenith-'I::'
meeting of the Commission, the first relating to the size of the locks; ':
the second to the location of the Gatun locks and to the line of the :'::i;;:!
canal from these locks northward to deep water in the Caribbean Seae .
and the third to the change of line at the south entrance of the cana l.
7. The Chairman stated that in accordance with the informaloji- ::i
ference he had had with the Commission at a previous meeting, he had
issued an invitation for proposals to complete the construction'of thi':e
Panama Canal, to be opened January 12, 1907, such invitation having iy
attached thereto a draft, of proposed contract to be entered into by.-i
the successful proposer, showing the conditions under which the'::-:
work was to be done. The Chairman submitted a copy of the invita- .:
tion and form of contract as finally issued, and set forth hereunde~ir;':,
said invitation and form of contract being drawn substantially on ''..c
the lines tentatively agreed upon at said conference.
Upon motion, the action of the Chairman was approved. ";;
The Chairman further reported that four proposals under this,
invitation were received and opened on January 12, 1907, as follows:
No. Name. Guaranty. Per cent. Bond signed by-
1 George Peirce & Co., Frankfort, Individual bond, 7.19 George Peirce &,Co. an'
Me., and New York City. $200(000. George Peiree.
2 William J. Oliverand Anson M. Certified check, 6.75 The Commercial National.
Bangs, 5 Nassau street, New 8200,000. Bank. Washington, ItfO. 0
York City. ..
3 MacArhur Gillespie Co. (New Certificate of deposit, 12.50 Franklin Trust Oo.of N'ew':
Jersey corporation), A. F. Mac- $200,000. York City. .i
Arthur, president, Fisher *:
Building, Chicago, ill.
4 North American Dredging Co., Bond, 8200,000........ 28.00 The Metropo i tan Surety.
R. A. Perry, general manager, Co.
San Francisco, Cal.
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The following is the invitation for proposals and form of contract
.above referred to:
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION,
Washington, D. 0., October 9, 1906.
INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS TO COMPLETE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHLP CANAL
UPON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA BETWEEN THE CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE PACIFIC
The Isthmian Canal Commission, under authority of an act of the Congress
of the United States approved June 28, 1902, the Executive orders issued by
Sthe President of the United States and the laws enacted by the Isthmian Canal
Commission thereunder, and subject to all limitations imposed by the said
acts and orders and by law, invites sealed proposals for the completion of the
V construction upon the Isthmus of Panama of an 85-foot lock-level ship canal,
having a minimum depth of 41 feet and a minimum' width at the bottom of 200
-feet, between deep water in the Caribbean Sea and deep water in the Pacific
I cean, subject to the provisions stated in the draft of proposed contract an-
I. Basis of proposals.
1,. Proposals must be expressed in terms of a percentage upon the estimated
cost of.the construction, fixed as hereinafter provided, for which the contractor
will agree to do the work.
2. Proposals must be inclosed in sealed envelopes marked Proposals for
S'completing the construction of the Isthmian Canal," and must be filed at the
i office of the Isthmian Canal Commission, Washington, D. C., not later than
12 m., January 12, 1907, at which time and place all proposals will be opened
in the presence of the proposers.
I, I. Qualifications of bidders.
'1. Any association of American contractors in whatever form organized,
legally competent to contract, and having an available capital over all debts
and liabilities except those reasonably assumed to furnish the bonds hereafter
required to be given of $5,000,000 is qualified to submit proposals.
S2. -Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check on or certificate of
deposit in a bank or trust company of the United States acceptable to the
Isthinian Canal Commission, and made payable to the order of the Chairman
thereof, or by bond, in good security, in form attached, for the amount of
.if $200,000. Such checks or certificates may be held, deposited, or collected by
S.the Commission in its discretion. The same or their proceeds will be. returned
to unsuccessful bidders upon the rejection of their' bids, and to the successful
.bdder upon the formal execution of a contract with the Commission in .the
form hereto annexed, secured by bond with approved security in the sum of
2,000,000 for the faithful performance thereof. Should the successful bidder
Sfail to enter into such contract within fifteen days after the acceptance of his
: 'bid, such check, certificate of deposit, or the proceeds thereof shall be forfeited,
Sor the bond substituted therefore shall become forthwith payable, as liquidated
.damages for said failure.
:.- 1. The bidder shall.submit with his proposal the names of the surety or sure-
I ties' whom he proposes to give upon the bond to secure the performance of his
contract, accompanied by a statement from them that, should the award be
;':made to the said bidder, they will execute the bond for the performance of
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U IIfNUTJE.b Uri THE IbTHMLAIN UANAL COMMISSION.
the contract in the form hereto annexed. Among the conditions-containedi..
said bond shall be a provision that the surety shall not be discharged by re
of any failure of the Commission to give the contractor or the surety
notice provided for under the proposed contract; a provision that tile' i
shall not be released by reason of any change in the terms of the said co .
but that any such change shall only be a ground for reducing the liability of
surety under the contract to the extent to which the surety can show that
damages for which it is answerable have been enhanced thereby; and apr'yf:
sion that, in any suit on the bond, any award or assessment of damages by : f
Chief Engineer shall have tpe same effect against the surety-as against "i
2. If for any cause or at any time the surety or sureties given by tha con-X
tractor shall be deemed insufficient by the Commission, sureties satisfactory '!to
the Commission shall be substituted within thirty days after notice to that efftift`i
by the Chairman ot the Commission. "
.' IV.-General directions to bidders.
The Commission, in selecting the bidder to whom it will award the contract.M
hereunder, will exercise its discretion for the purpose of securing a contractoriat
who shall be capable, in its judgment, to properly and efficiently fulfill the con "-
ditions and requirements of the proposed contract. To aid the Commissiin mi,
the selection of such contractor, each bidder must fully state what organization,i;:i
facilities, and experience he commands for undertaking the work, and with::!
what organizations and credit or means of credit he will carry out such. conn-
tract. The names and addresses of all. persons interested with the bidder .-iN
his proposal shall be submitted with his proposal. If partnerships are 'inter- 7:3
ested, the names and addresses of the firm members shall be given. If cor-i :
portions are interested, a certificate showing the place of organization of. tihe
corporation, the amount of capital stock paid in, the excess of its assets overij
all liabilities, and the names and addresses of its officers and directors shlaf.,l
be furnished. The proposal shall also state that it is made without connectioHnix
with any other bidder, that it is in all respects fair and free from collusion, and.
that no Member of Congress, official, or employee of the Governmetit of ":thV!
United States, of, the Canal Zone, or of the Isthimian Canal Commissiqn isi
interested therein; and it must also be sworn to in the form annexed befoile:
a notary public or other officer, authorized to administer oaths.
V.-Informnation furnished by Coimmissioln. .
Plans and specifications, in so far as they have been adopted, will be suppUlio.
prospective bidders upon demand, but must be regarded as a general guide ontly:J
and not as conclusively binding upon the Commission. The Commission witi1
also afford the freest opportunities, both in the United States and on 'tie
Isthmus, for the investigation of the Commission's working force and the terms
under which dach member thereof is employed, for the inspection of all
tracts entered into or obligations assumed by the Commission, and for the'
amination of the state of the work and the conditions upon which it mayT
expected to be. carried on.
VI.--Rejection of bids.
The Commpission reserves the right to reject any bid. In case none of thedX
is satisfactory the Commission will reject all and either throw open ,thpe
posals to foreign competition or proceed with the work without contract
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MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
S: The ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
Washington, D. C.
I: SIRs: -- hereby propose to complete the construction of a ship
canal upon the Isthmus of Panama, between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific
Ocean, subject to all the conditions and requirements contained in the circular
.:. invitation of the Tsthmian Canal Commission, as reissued December 15, 1906,
.and the terms and conditions contained in the form of contract thereto annexed, ,
Which are made a part of this proposal, for per centum upon the estimated
cost of the construction to be fixed as in said contract provided; and
agree that if this proposal should be accepted will, within fifteen days
ii'. thereafter, enter into a contract for the completion of the said canal secured
I ;'-'' by bond as in the forms annexed.
S The following representations are made in compliance with, the requirements
of your invitation for proposals, and are warranted to be correct:
(. 1) Names and addresses of all persons interested in this proposal.
[If partnerships are interested, give the names and addresses of the firm
members;. if corporations are interested. give the names and addresses of the
officers and directors.]
S (2) Financial standing credits, and means of credit of individuals, partner-
hips, and corporations interested in this proposal.
[If a corporation is interested, a copy of the articles of association should be
attached, together with a certificate showing the amount of capital stock paid
". in and the excess of assets over all liabilities. If a partnership is interested,
Sa certificate should be attached showing the capital of the partnership and the
excess of its assets over all liabilities. Similar detailed information should
-also be furnished as to individuals interested in the bid.]
.' (3) Te facilities for prosecuting work commanded by individuals, firms,
or partnerships interested in this proposal, and their past experience in carry-
ing out substantial construction contracts.
This proposal is made without connection with any other bidder; is in all
:respects fair and free from collusion; and no Member of Congress, official
or employee of the Government of'the United. States, of the Canal Zone, or
of the Isthmian Canal Commission is interested herein.
This day, before me, a notary public for appeared -
to me personally known, and known by me to be the individual whose signature
S's .annexed to the foregoing proposal, and said that the statements therein
contained are true. Witness my hand and seal this day of ,
I :. .1907.
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S o s BOND ON PROPOSALS.
i'l. :t Know all men'by these presents, that we, L- as principal-,
S -- (name'of surety company), a corporation existing under the laws
'.L.State of -, as surety, are held and firmly bound unto the United
ot a;f merica in the sum of $200,000, for which payment, well and truly'
I be-~ made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and suc-
a, Jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
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MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
The conditions of the above obligation are such that any award made.4
the Isthmian Canal Commission to the above-bounden principal, under a.
invitation for completing the construction of a ship canal upon the Ist
of Panama, shall be accepted by said principal forthwith, and the said prin:
cipal shall enter into a contract for the completion of the construction-of ."jj4
canal, and give bond with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by Verb.'.:.
Commission, for the faithful performance thereof in the forms annexed to aaj
invitation. And the undersigned bind themselves, their heirs, executors, ~a-.,i:
ministrators, and successors, in case the said principal shall fail to enter itin,; .:
such contract and furnish such bond within fifteen days after such award, tio,.;: .i
pay the said Isthmian Canal Commission for and on behalf of the United .. e.'4..
States of America $200,000 as liquidated damages for such failure.
In witness whereof the principal hereto has caused the same to be executed..
by its proper officer thereto duly authorized under a - of its a---,:.,
dated the day of 190-, and the surety hereto has caused the'.-. sazn:'
to be executed by its proper officer thereto duly authorized under a o--- f- *ia
its a dated the day of --- 190-.. ,.
Executed in triplicate this day of ---, 190-. "
[SEAL.] By -
as its -- (Principal) .
[-- [SEAL..]. By ----.---- .. ,
as its (Surety),
a Board of directors or other governing body of the prinicpal.- A copy of thbd..":I
by-law or of the record of proceedings of the governing body of the corporation,
showing the authority of the officer or officers executing the bond for the prin-
cipal, must accompany or be attached to the bond; the same to be certified by :
the custodian of such records, under the corporate seal, to be a true copy. ... I .
the authority was given by resolution, enough of the records will be copied...:.::i
along with the resolution to show that it was adopted, and the entire matter.
copied (not simply the resolution) will be certified to be a true copy. If their :a
authority is a by-law, the wording of the executing clause will be altered !
b President or other officer authorized to sign for the principal. A copy of.:
the record of the'selection of the officer or officers executing the bond for tlh ":.
principal, certified by the custodian of such records, under the corporate seal;..
to be a true copy, must accompany or be attached to the bond, unless the re4o-
lution authorizing its execution gives the names of the officer or officers, In
which case no other evidence of their official character is required.
FORM OF CONTRACT. ...
An agreement for the construction of a lock-level ship canal upon the Istiaulb."
of Panama between deep water in the Caribbean Sea and deep. water .in..h
Pacific Ocean, entered into this day of 1907, between the -Unitill:'
States of America, by and through the- Isthmian Canal Commission, herei j . N .i
called the Commission, and --- the accepted bidder,. under,.a .aPl gi.
invitation for proposals to complete the construction of the said canal, lie~I :'
after called the contractor. 0 :' ;'
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MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
F:TA: A'rICLE I.--Work to be done by the contractor.
.: The work to be done by the contractor shall be construction work proper, and
I ..hall comprise the following items and all work of actual construction.neces-
sarily connected therewith.
S 1. Dredging, clearing, and excavating canal from the locks at either end of
the canal to deep water.
S2. Construction of the proposed dam at Gatun, and of the dam or dams at or
near the southern or Pacific end of the canal.
3.. Construction of all locks and regulating works at either end of the canal
.and wherever located.
4. Dredging, clearing, and excavating canal from the dams at either end to
the Culebra cut.
5. Excavation and completion of the Culebra cut and revetments and the ap-
6. Removal and reconstruction of the Panama Railroad upon lines of reloca-,
tion to .be fixed by Chief Engineer of the Commission.
7. Reinoval and transportation of all spoil of whatsoever character, whether
by land or water, tc such points or places, and the disposition thereof in such
manner, as may be designated by the said Chief Engineer.
8. The quarrying, transportation, and dressing of all stone required for na-
sonry work, the manufacture and transportation on the Isthmus of concrete,
the transportation and preparation on the Isthmus of timber, or other materials,
except finished metallic parts, used in the proper execution of the above work
and constituting a part of the completed structure' and the appliances adjunct
thereto and necessary to tdie proper maintenance and operation thereof.
9. All work herein required to be done shall be performed according to the
-plans and specifications furnished by the Chief Engineer of the Commission;
but said plans and specifications will be subject at any time to such alterations
and changes as nmny be deemed advisable by the Chief Engineer or the Com-
ARTICLE II.-Ea-tra work.
Should the Commission, prior to the completion of the canal, decide to con-
struct breakwaters at either end of the canal, additional reservoirs or dams, or
additional auxiliary works of any character the contractor shall have the right to
Sand, if required, shall construct the same upon the terms upon which he agrees
hereunder to perform the work upon the canal proper; but a supplemental esti-
mate of the cost and time for the completion of the said additional works shall
. be made by an engineering committee, such as is hereinafter provided for, in
I, the same manner as the estimate is provided to be made by the original engineer-
Sing committee of the cost and time required for the construction of the canal
S AnTILE III.-Plant and facilities furnished by the Commission.
The Commission agrees to furnish, free of cost to the contractor, plant, fa-
i. ilities, and means as follows:
i:~i.. All locomotives, cars, steam shovels, drills, cranes, dredges, tugs, scows,
i:ftlws; rails, ties, and track materials, electric light or power.plants, and other
mhiue biery of a substantial character required to efficiently carry on the construc-
~it-'ork, and necessary work animals and equipment; but not hand tools or
lMay of-a minor character usually carried in stock, save through its De-
to of materials and Supplies as hereinafter provided.
S:rawmaterials put into the work, the machinery and appliances neces-
for the operation and.protection of the locks or other parts of the canal,
but not the treatment, shaping, finishing, transportation upon the Isthm t
corporation into the work of such materials, not the erectioni, or assemb
such machinery updn the Isthmus; cement; explosives; oil, coal, fuel
Sthe election of the Commission, electricity, for the proper operation of .aa
ing or floating st6ck or other machinery used by the contractor in the p
ance of his work upon the Isthmus: Provided, however, That the Co
may, In its discretion, transfer to the contractor the manufacture of cem j
explosives, if it should be found that either can be properly made upon:...:i
Isthmus, and the manufacture upon the Isthmus of metallic parts of the 19i*
and auxiliary works of the canal, the cost of such' manufacture to be addeoddai:S
such case to the total estimated cost of the canal as hereinafter provided to be'a :|
3. Construction tracks already built in a condition not less.efficient thin now ."
existing; but additional construction tracks, including the relocation of ..those-.: .
turned over to the contractor, must be built by the contractor. .
4. Quarters for the proper housing of all necessary employees of the.con-.,..
tractor; but the Commission shall be allowed reasonable time for the cqnstru:.ii- 4..:
tion of quarters additional to those now existing., ,
5. Warehouses for the storage of the contractor's tools and supplies. .
6. Hospitals and hospital service for sick employees of the contractor. .:'
S 7. Office buildings for the accommodation of the contractor's clerical atlnd
administrative force actually employed upon the Isthmus in connection with t6i:; :
construction of the canal.
8. Transportation of the contractor's employees, employees' families, and sup-:::.!
plies over the Panama Railroad, and employees and employees' families over:ii
the Panama Railroad Steamship Lines at rates not greater than one-half the
regular published tariff rates. The contractor shall also be at liberty in dali, :
cases, where the transportation facilities afforded by the Panama Ralirofld.:::.
Steamship Line are not sufficient for the needs of the contractor's business,, to: A
employ such other lines of transportation as he sees fit, until such time as tLe-.
Panama Railroad Steamship Line is in condition to resume or furnish sufflieit
service to the contractor.
9. Free telegraph and telephone service upon the Isthmus necessary to..-ithe,:
actual efficient discharge of the contractor's business. .I
10. Free trackage rights over the Panama Railroad Company's tracks for the.: i
work trains of the contractor, from canal cuttings to dump grounds, or doc.lie;a:)
when necessary, and return; and as a part of this obligation the Commlsioqn l"
will assume the cost of constructing such additional trackage, yards, or other6'
facilities of the Panama Railroad as may be esseAtial to the proper executiPfo 'i-
by the contractor of the work herein provided for, the amount and cha'ractep
9f such work being always subject to the direction and approval of the Ohii
Engineer of the Commission. '
11. Water for offices, engines, shovels, drills, dredges, and other purposes to
/ which it is reasonably required for the prosecution of the work.
12. Commissary stores which will be open to the contractor and his employ
upon the same terms as to the Commission's own employees.. The Oomlmssi
will also supply from its other departments, so far as it may have the. ane
available, tools and supplies which it is not the duty of the Commissioni to ji
nish free hereunder, upon the terms of cost plus the usual handling charges.0
13. Mess-house privileges for contractor's employees equal to those at any
extended to the employees of the Commission. The contractor shall also h
the privilege of taking over and operating upon his own, acco ut such
houses, either, directly or by contract with a third party, subject in all c
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the direction and approval of the Chief Engineer with respect to prices, privi-
ieges, and general methods, and subject to the duty to furnish to the Con-
m4ifaion's employees accommodations in all respects equal to those furnished
to the contractor's own employees. Mess or lodging houses furnished by the
Commission to the contractor, or any subcontractor, shall be subject to daily
inspection by the Chief Engineer or his agents, and all directions and modiflca-
tins which the Chief Engineer may deem necessary for the proper housing and
feeding of such employees shall at once be carried into effect by the contractor.
SAny profit or loss arising from the operation by the contractor of mess houses
shall be debited against or credited to the contractor.
14. The equipment which the Commission under this article agrees to supply
it will also maintain; and it will to that end operate and properly furnish and
supply such machine and other shops as may be necessary, but this obligation
shall not extend to the making of repairs which are ordinarily known as out-
'side, yard, or running repairs, which must be made by the contractor.
15. The Commission, to the extent to which its machine shops may be ade-
quate, will manufacture or repair for the contractor such minor machinery and
tools as can be economically and conveniently manufactured or repaired at the
Said shops, charging the contractor therefore actual cost plus 15 per cent.
16. The judgment of the Chief Engineer of the Commission shall in all cases
be controlling as to the extent and character of the facilities to be supplied by
the Commission under this article.
SARTICLE IV.-Functionx res('irr('d to the Comnmi.ssion.
The Commission will retain control of-
1. All engineering work in connection with the construction" of the canal,
including surveys and the general direction and control of the construction work
to be done by the contractor with the right to fully inspect same.
2. Municipal engineering, including the construction of wterworks, sewers,
roads, and streets wherever located.
3. The governmental and police department.
4. The sanitary and hospital department.
5. The commissary department.
S 6. Mess houses, except in so far as the same may be taken over by the con-
tractor as hereinbefore provided for, and the inspection of the same in that
8. The construction and maintenance of building.
::. 9.! The operation of the Panama Railroad.
10. An auditing department, which shall have control over the books and
accounts of the contractor, with authority to direct the manner In which all
f.' eoiuntmi relating to expenditure upon the canal construction by the contractor
h,;hall be kept and to which department the books and accounts of the contractor
i::::Iia-klat all times be open.
. 'department of materials and supplies.
ii"~' : nd generally, all powers, rights, and privileges not herein specifically
to0 the contractor.
ARTICLE V.--To be supplied' by the contractor.
4oS banfiactor shall furnish and employ all labor,' fremen, superiptend-
Otpk. ggenibal office staff, and furnish all tools and machinery of a minor
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cua raUUer necessary LU emcleULIny operaLe me piLKlL anuU carry out um W
be undertaken hereunder. -
2. He shall make all repairs commonly known as outside repairs upoi
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ARTICLE VI.-Obligations to be assumed by the contractor.
1. The contractor shall begin the actual work of construction within !!J
days from the signing of this contract.
2. He shall take over into his own employment all employees on the Istla:q :
upon the pay rolls, of the Commission at the time that he begins work, ex..cep
such employees as the Commission may reserve to its own use. Employee .Qi.b..tiit;'3
what is known as the "gold list" taken over by the contractor under thid..iui
article shall not be discharged, nor shall their salaries be reduced, except f.:
cause, and then only when their discharge or salary reduction is approved (..i: :
the Chief Engineer of the Commission.
3. He shall assume and carry out all contracts that may have been ent red: :
into by the Commission for the supply and employment of foreign or ot.hei;,:;i
labor, and shall execute in connection therewith such agreements or papera, ..i
may be required by the Commission.:
4. He shall scrupulously abide by all the rules and regulations that may.b J)
put into force from time to time by the sanitary department of the Commissiot :ina
and shall issue all orders required of him by the Commission for the proper .
observance and enforcement of said rules and regulations.
5. He shall, on written notice from the Chairman or Chief Engineer of the .
Commission, discharge for cause any employee who mhy be in his service.
6. He shall comply with all laws of Congress or of the government oft.i..
Canal Zone, with respect to the hours of labor, character of employees, and; ..
other matters in so far as the same may be applicable in the work undertake"...ii
by him; and all provisions of law bearing upon the performance by the con-.," 1|
tractor of this contract shall be regarded as incorporated into and made a: part
hereof, whether expressed or not.
7. He shall perform all work embraced in this contract in the most thorough .:
and workmanlike manner, and subject to the approval of the Chief Engineer. q
the Commission, with the highest regard for the safety of life and property, Md, :.
in adcordance with the plans, specifications, and drawings furnished, by: t~j.. !
Chief Engineer of the Comnmssion, and subject to his orders and directions.
8. No material shall be put into the work by the contractor of which the
Chief Engineer may disapprove; but failure by the Chief Engineer to.:is ap- i'
prove of unsound materials or the improper preparation or use of mateiedel;kj:1
shall not exempt the contractor from liability to theCommissiou.for damage olf,:
extra expenditure occasioned thereby, unless the contractor in doubtfulcaiU..! i
shall have requested of the Chief Engineer in writing a definite. approval o,;
any particular materials or any specified preparation or use thereof, ad.,t .i;,
Chief Engineer, after a reasonable time, has failed to act upon thh reg e*st,::
The cost of replacing or repairing damages due to the use of defective niteialji
or any specified preparation or use thereof after the contractor has discha rged...
his full duties under this section shall be reimbursed the ..cdtractor as. a 4M
of the current payments ,to him, and shall be added to the estimated coat i
completing the canal as fixed by the engineering committee hereinafter. pr
9. He shall carry on the construction work, if required,, during- le algt
well Es during the day, and in.such shifts as the Chelf .ngineer.4hal d. ,iS.
10. He shall, subject to such indemnity as is provided' for in Articleq, I
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assume and be responsible for all just legal claims for injuries or wrongs
I;inflicted upon persons and property by his own act or that of any of his em-
i:; ployees, except property and land damages necessarily occasioned by the orderly
*;: construction of the canal and auxiliary works.
11. He shall not assign or transfer this contract or any interest therein with-
:out the written consent of the Commission.
12. He shall not enter into subcontracts for the performance of the work to be
undertaken hereunder without the written consent of the Commission; and as
Sa condition precedent to seeking the consent of the Commission shall furnish
Sthe Commission with a written statement as to the nature of the proposed sub-
contract and the leading provisions thereof, and with detailed information con-
cerning the proposed subcontractor or subcontractors, their financial standing
and resources, their facilities for prosecuting the work-of canal construction,
and such other information as may be required of him with respect to them or
any of them.
13. In all cases where subcontracts are entered into with the approval of the'
Commission, and bonds are taken by the contractor to secure the performance
of such subcontracts, such bonds shall be taken subject to assignment to the
Commission, and shall be so assigned, as additional security for the performanrz
by the contractor and subcontractor of this contract.
14. He shall maintain upon the Isthmus an agent upon whom all notices re-
quired or proper to be served hereunder upon either himself, his sureties, or
any subcontractor, may be served, and who shall, in addition, be authorized to
accept service of legal process on behalf of himself, his sureties, or any sub-
S contractor at the suit of the Commission or any private person.
15. He shall be responsible to the Commission for all injuries or damages
jnflicted'upon the plant with which he may be -intrusted by the Commission
S and upon the canal or any of its auxiliary works by the negligence of himself
or any of his employees or subcontractors, or the employees of such subcon-
' ,. traitors;. but shall not be responsible for any depreciation in the value of the
plant or material intrusted to him or any of his subcontractors or employees
by the Commission attributable to ordinary wear and tear. Damages inflicted
under this clause shall be estimated by the Chief Engineer, subject only to re-
vision by the Chairman of the Commission, and the same shall be deducted from
the percentage earned by the contractor under this contract, if any, or if no per-
centage shall have been earned, the said damages shall be paid by the contractor
I 1. Payments will be made to the contractor by the Commission on or about
: the 15th day of each month in current coin of the United States or its equiva-
leWtt, either in Panama, Washington, or New York City, as the contractor may
eleet, covering the cost of the actual construction work done by the contractor
Sor 'his subcontractors upon the canal during the preceding calendar month,
.,-etincluding therein cost of labor and of procuring labor, superintendence and.
clerical service on the Isthmus, transportation of employees whose pay is
ii:ii hargeable against the Commission hereunder to and from the Isthmus, over-
i:: t'Be 'paid to employees, wages paid to employees when sick (if allowed by tie
:;.: lef 'inaglneer), current purchases of tools and repairs made by the con-
Itr.etew 'ant the actual cost to the contractor of any materials put into the
** i3"t -nad excluding the cost of organization, administration, legal and gen-
p:I expenses 6f the contractor, interest, taxes, cable service, commissary pur-
Sfil he Ce-6st" of running the mess houses, should the contractor take
thp6I:BtIV e, and all expenses to whkch he shall have been put by reason of
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his own negllgedce or inefficiency, or by reason of the supply of any .
or imperfect materials or any imperfect preparation or use of m .telta.
trary to the provisions of this agreement, and all expenses not directU7.
nected with the construction work which he may have incurred on ~Wat
account: Provided, however, -That two-thirds of the actual cost, i1
legal expenses, to the contractor or subcontractors of meeting valid.l
claims of employees or others for damages for injury or death due to!i
actual work of canal construction, or of compromising, when approved -byjr
Commission, any claims for such damages shall be*included in the monthly p:hi j
ments above provided for. Where subcontractors are employed by the e..oWl
tractor upon a percentage basis, only such payments will be made to.the at i
tractor on account of such subcontractors as would be made in the event .. th:..
contractor had done the work directly. i1
2. Payments will be made upon certificates signed by some designated official
of the contractor upon the Isthmus and the Chief Engineer of the Commisai'.on,
accompanied by vouchers showing in detail such expenditures as are author:'
ized under this article.,
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ARTICLE VIII.-Final compensation. ..
'Upon the completion of the construction work upon the canal proper and tfi.:
final acceptance by the Chief Engineer or the Commission of the work done 1a
the contractor, there will be paid to the contractor per centum ppon t"te'
total estimated cost of construction as fixed by the Engineering Committee und.4e
Article IX hereof, subject to the following conditions:
1. If the total actual cost of the construction upon the basis prescribed in .0i!
cle VII shall exceed the total estimated cost of construction as fixed by.the Aia
gineering Committee as hereinafter provided, thefe shall be deducted onekhal-tC
per centum from the per centum otherwise payable to the contractor for Fsj:
$5,000,000, or half fractional part thereof, by which the actual cost, shall exce:.i
the estimated cost. If the actual. cost shall fall below the estimated'cost, ith
contractor shall receive, in addition to the stipulated percentage upon the eatf
mate of the Engineering Committee, one-third of the difference between .su0:In
actual cost and the estimated cost. In no event shall the contractor .receiT.V
percentage upon any part of the actual cost exceeding the estimated cost, un4l
the estimated cost be increased, as herein provided.
2. If the construction work upon the canal proper herein provided for a J A
not be completed by the contractor within the time fixed by the Enginee~ ...
Committee, the contractor shall forfeit as liquidated damages for each mpnaft i
that the work of construction shall' exceed the estimated time for the construe: ;
tion $100,000; if it shall be completed by him in less time, he shall be paidE&:
premium of $100,000, in addition to all other compensation earned, hereunda|
for each month less than the estimated time in which he shall have ,cbmlete$A
It: Provided, however, That the damages assessed under this section. shall :
in any event exceed the. percentage otherwise payable to the contractor and..
amount of the contractor's bond to secure performance. ...
3. If, however, at the end of any year of the contractor's work, or at the
tion of the Chief Engineer at the end of any shorter period, the cost, .a E
struction has not exceeded nor the rate fallen below the proportionate
mated cost or rate of construction, the Commission will pay to, the .ontr
two-thirds of the agreed percentage upo 'the actual cost. to such date; .t: It
any subsequent time the cost should exceed or. the rate fall below the ajo
proportionate cost or rate, no further portion of the agreed percenta.
paid until the arrears of cost.and rate are made up. .
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.. ..4. No allowance shall.be made-the -contractor for any interruption or suspen-
.i.ion of the work hereunder, unless the same shall be due to an act of God or a
.public enemy, or an order of the Commission, or failure or unreasonable delay
Iof t the Commission to maintain or furnish such plant or materials as it agrees
i: helreunder to maintain or furnish, or failure to fairly perform any material act
Which hereunder it agrees to perform. Where the suspension or interruption of
-i work is due to any of the last-mentioned causes, the time of suspension or inter-
: eruption shall be added to the estimated time for the construction of the canal.
5. If any suspension of thd work should be due to a default or order of the
Commission, and such suspension should exceed one year, the contract may be
treated as terminated by the contractor, who shall thereupon become entitled to
Receive such percentage as he may have earned upon the work actually done.
At such time, also, an estimate shall be made by the Chief Engineer to ascertain
whether the work to such time has *proportionately exceeded or fallen behind
the estimated cost and time; and proportionate profits and premiums or deduc-
tions shall be credited to or charged against the contractor accordingly.
6. All questions with reference to the percentage or profits earned by or pay-
able to the contractor hereunder, the deductions therefrom, or premiums thereon,.,
4 or the increase of the estimated period of construction, attributable to the aglove-
named causes, shall be determined by the Chief Engineer of the Commission,
subject only to appeal to the Chairman of the Commission.
ARTICLE IX.-letliod of cstilnldting cost and tlie of construction of canal.
SI1. Within ten days from the execution of this contract, the contractor shall
nominate two engineers of approved standing, who, together with three engi-
neers to be nominated by the Commission within the same period of time, shall
Constitute an Engineering Committee. One of the three engineers nominated by
the Commission shall be the Chief Engineer of the Commission, who shall be the
Chairman of the Engineering Committee. The said Engineering Committee
Sthereupon, upon a consideration of all available data, and, if in their judgment
Sit be deemed expedient, upon personal investigation of the work to be performed
upon the Isthmus and of the conditions surrounding the same, shall estimate the
total reasonable cost of completing the construction of the canal as herein out-
lined, and as may be more particularly defined ih the plans and specifications for
:: the construction of the canal submitted.to said committee by the Commission. In
Arriving at the said estimated reasonable cost, the committee shall carefully
take into account all the services to be performed and the means, facilities, and
.- materials to be supplied by the Commission in the construction of the said
r cinal, as hereinabove provided for, and shall exclude from the estimated cost
Sthe value of same and all interest charges of whatsoever character, cost of right
% of Why and land damages, and all'expenses incurred by the Commission in dis-
i charging the pbrtlon of the work reserved to it, and the organization, adminis-
tration, legal, general, and other expenses of the contractor for which he is not
,entitled, to be reimbursed under the terms of Article VII, and shall make no
A allowance for losses or damages, legal or otherwise, attributable to the acts of
itself Ior employees and subject to be sustained by him, nor any allowance for
:. The Engineering Committee shall likewise, from'similar data and investi- '
ib. estimate the reasonable time for'the construction of the canal with the
iRJsles iBafforded to the contractor under the terms of this contract. In fixing
i. tlaime, 'they shall assume that the contractor will at all times employ, on ,
~~MAght hours a day for American labor and ten hours a day for foreign
S gii:,force of laborers and employees upon the actual work of construction
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or the superintendence thereof, equal to the number that can be effieafetl
played, having due regard to the progressive'condition of the work, and j~hg
will be supplied by the Commission with the plant hereinbefore describedi.'
essary to fully employ his working forces.
3. The committee shall also submit alternative estimates of time and.:I
based upon night work and two shifts a day of ten hours each for foreign 1it
eight hours for American labor, and also upon continuous work with'th
shifts a day of eight hours each, and shall forn-ulate a rule by which t"hi ,
estimates may be increased or diminished, according to the time that the -t !!
may be carried on upon one or the other of these several bases.
4. If at any future time the plus and specifications for the coilstructiou 0i.i
the canal, as submitted to the said Engineering Committee, shall be materiallyr
altered in any respect. or if it shall be made to appear to the President of theI
United States that the estimates of the'committee are based upon aphysiea1l..
data so erroneous as to materially affect the estimated cost and time of ca-...
struction, or that the estimates have become substantially inequitable by reason
of the intervention of an act of God or a public enemy, or for any other mate -,:i
riall cause which shall not have been taken into account by the Engineering. .i
Committee in making their estimate, and for which the contractor is not r .k;-
sponsible, or that the annual average scale of wage, after the exercise of .dx., ...i
economy upon the part of the contractor substantially exceeds or falls belIow..:. ,
that taken as a standard by the Engineerin Committee in making their e
mates, and the estimates can not be amended by the application of any i~Al.:i
formulated by the committee under the requirements of this contract, the saifd'::..;:
committee or a new committee formed in the same manner as the original cD:n-.:
mittee shall, upon written notice of either the Commission or contractor, pro
vided the same be given within sixty days, or in the proper case upon notice
from the President, promptly convene and modify the estimate as to the cost., ".
time, or both, by adding to or taking therefrom the cost or time fairly a'ttibu' ::.
utable to the changes made in said plans and specifications, to the use of 't1"t
erroneous data, to such act of God or a public enemy, to such other cause, or tb .-'4s|
such change in the average scale of wage.
5. The construction of breakwaters, either to protect the Atlantic or te' Ni
Pacific end of the canal, shall not be included in the estimate of the said :;,i
committee of the cost and time of the construction of the said canal. Shofult .':,'
the Commission subsequently decide upon the construction of breakwaters, or..I
upon the construction of any additional reservoirs or dams or other works, '!:
not provided for in the plans and specifications at the time of their submission-..
to the Engineerirfg Committee, supplemental estimates shall be made by .tlLi
committee, or a similar committee to be appointed in its place, of the cost%.
and time required for the construction of such breakwaters, reservoirs, da48ii.
or other works upon the same basis as the estimates are made for the ltimel
and cost of the completion of the canal proper.
6. The estimates of the time and cost of the main canal construction w'ork0.
herein contemplated shall be completed, if possible, but with due regard. to tho*
importance of the subject,- within ninety days, and in any event within b.
months from the signing of this contract, and shall fix the cost and time
of the date when completed. From the estimated cost, the cost of a y e6 n:'
struction work upon the'canal done by the Commission after such date shal
be deducted, and to the estimated cost the cost of any work done by the ed
tractor before such date shall be added.
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ARTICLE X.-Default by the contractor.
S1. Should the contractor at any time fail to observe any of the material
I obligations of this contract; or should he fail at any time to proceed with
I: 'reasonable diligence in the construction of the canal, so that. after excluding
Delays due to acts of God or public enemies, or an order or default of the
;4I..Commission, or to any other cause which under the terms of this agreement
S:shall entitle the contractor to an extension of the estimated time for com-
Spletion, the canal, in the judgment of the Chief Engineer, can not be completed
within 20 per centum more than the estimated time; or should the contractor
fail to keep employed at work upon the canal a force of workingmen sufficient,
in the judgment of the Chief Engineer, to complete the canal within 20 per
centum more than the estimated time, or should the contractor within three
months after notice from the Chief Engineer fail to increase the working force to
any extent prescribed by the Chief Engineer within the number that can be
efficiently employed upon the said work, having due regard to its progressive
Condition; or should the work done by the contractor, in the judgment of the
Chief Engineer, be done in an unworkmanlike manner or in violation of the
directions of the Chief Engineer; or should any materials put into the dams,
Stocks, auxiliary works, or other parts of the canal by the contractor contrary to
the provisions of this agreement be unsound or defective and such as, in the
judgment of the Chief Engineer are calculated to impair the structural strength
and efficiency of the canal; or should the contractor's current actual cost of
construction at any time, in the judgnient of the Chief Engineer. exceed by
more than 20 per centum that part of the total estimated cost of construction
properly proportionable thereto; or should the contractor become insolvent or
pass into the hands of a receiver: or should the contractor fail to satisfy or
secure any judgment that may be rendered against him within thirty days after
the same shall go to execution; or become incapacitated for the proper discharge
of his duty under this contract, by reason of legal or other.complications, the
Commission, through the Chairman. may, by ten days' written notice served upon
the contractor, declare the contractor to be in default.
2. In any case in which the contractor is declared to be in default. as afore-
said, the Commission may (Ii either allow the contractor to resume work upon
the canal, subject to such conditions, forfeitures, and penalties as it may impose,
or (2) take possession of,and assume control and direction of the work of the
construction of the canal, and may complete it either directly through its own
agents or employees, or (3) may recontract any unfinished work privately or
by public advertisement, upon the basis herein outlined or on any other basis,
to any contractor or contractors that it may select; and in any event may charge
-, against the contractor and his sureties the additional cost of doing the work
Which the contractor agrees under his contract to do, and may collect the same
From the contractor or his sureties as daiunges. and-should the construction of
i. .the.canal be delayed beyond the estimated time by the default of the con-
: tractor, imaya collect, in addition, from the contractor or his sureties for each
..ronth .in excess of the estimated time the liquidated damages provided for
dI: er this contract.
::, 3-. .And. in any and all of the foregoing events the Commission shall have
i:e'^rigtht .to withhold, pending the final adjustment, any balance otherwise due
i:flf: contractor and proceed in the courts of the United States against the con-
'tract or his sureties forthwith, or at any later period that it may deem advis-
eto collect any damages that it may be entitled to, either in law or in equity,
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whether damages specified hereiu or damages additional thereto allow* b&
Provided always, *That the aggregate damages for which the contract*
be held liable under this contract shall not exceed the percentage and pt
otherwise payable to the contractor and $3,000,000 in addition thereto."
4. The contractor and his sureties covenant that in all cases where th6':
mission so elect the damages sustained by reason of the default of thtt
tractor may be assessed by the Chief Engineer, subject to review -by the ..
man of the Commission; and the final award of damages as deter .i..al:
the Chief Engineer or Chairman shall be paid to or recovered by the Go
sion from the contractor or his sureties under the terms of the contracted
bond, or the Commission or the United States may sue to recover the ae tmj
damages sustained, treating the said award as prima facie evidence of the dai
ages sustained and throwing upon the contractor and his sureties the bui r e1
of showing that the said award was the result of fraud or collusion uponlt i
part of the Chief Engineer or Chairman or that it was arrived at contraryiifi
the provisions of this contract. :
ARTICLE XI.-Terninatio,, of contract wirhen contractor is not in defgul1 t:::::
1. Irrespective of any default upon the part of the contractor, the Commigajei.a:
reserves the right to terminate this contract at any time in its discretion upoakii
the terms of paying to the contractor the entire cost of the work performredLFai4
him to such time, ascertained in the manner hereinbefore provided, the peri.a$E
age earned by him upon such cost, and $250,000 additional: Provided,'That
total amount payable to the contractor, including debits against him autn
under the contract, shall not in any event be less than $500,000: And prove dedii
further, That should the contractor have done at such time, in the judgment i.
the Chief Engineer, less than one-third of 4he work contracted to be donehe:.
shall be paid 1 per centum additional. At such time, also, an estimate saba.i
be made by the Chief Engineer to ascertain whether the work to such time. h ;ie:
proportionately exceeded or fallen behind the estimated cost and time, and paro- :|
portionate profits,and premiums or deductions shall be credited to or charged I
against the contractor accordingly. C
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ARTICLE XII.-Decision of the Chief Engineer.
The decision of the Chief Engineer, in the absence of fraud, misconduct,,orl:
palpable error, apparent on the face of any decision or award, and to the ext~
that it shall not be modified by the Chairman of the Commission, shall be cO
elusive and binding upon the contractor: (1) Upon all questions submit
under the foregoing provisions of this contract to his determination; (2)
the question whether there has been a substantial breach of contract uPOQ'ij
part of the contractor; (3) upon the question whether the contractor isW
default; (4) upon the character and extent of the damages sustained by ...
Commission or the United States from any breach of contract or default U
the part of the contractor.
1. "Commission means the present Isthmian Canal Commission or any'
cessor thereof or any individual, officer, or department of the United Stat
whom or to which the duty of constructing or arranging for.. the const
of the Isthmian Canal may hereafter be intrusted by law or Executive:::
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I ad Chairman of the Commission" means any successor exercising the Chair-
':man's present functions. All action reserved to the Commission hereunder may
i:be executed and carried out by its Chairman. Any rights secured to the Com-
!mission hereunder shall also be deemed rights secured to the United States of
America, and, if that course be deemed advisable, may be enforced in the name
::.of the United States.
2.. "Chief Engineer" means the Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission or any successor thereof or any deputy or substitute that may be desig-
S.nated by the said Commission or its successor. In all cases where action is
Provided to be taken by the Chief Engineer, similar action taken by the Com-
mission or its successor shall be equally effective.
3. "Engineering Committee" means either the original Engineering Com-
r mittee or any similar .committee that may be appointed in its place, it not
S.,being contemplated that the Engineering Committee will be maintained as a
4. "Contractor" means contractors or the employees of any contractor or
Sany subcontractor or employees when doing the work of the principal contractor
Sor the successors or assigns of the contractor.
5. He," his," or him means, in the proper case, it or its," they,"
S"their," or them."
S 6. "Surety" means "sureties," and whatever is required of'any one surety
shall be required of all.
In witness whereof the Isthmian Canal Commission and have
Caused this contract to be executed in triplicate the year and date first above
I When both principal and suiety are corporations.]
BOND FOR FULFILLMENT OF CONTRACT.
SKnow all men by these presents, that -, a corporation existing
''. under the laws of the State of as principal, and-- a cor-
S*poration existing under the laws of the State of as surety, are held and
.: firmly bound unto the United States of America in the penal sum of
dollars ($- ), for which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind
Soiu elves and our successors, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
I:" Given under our hands and seals this -- day of 190----.
T;. The conditions of the above obligation are such that if the said above-bounden
f,., or its successors, shall well and truly, and in a satisfactory man-
.' fulfil the contract hereto annexed, for the completion of the construction
;sb'ip canal upon the Isthmus of Panama, and shall promptly make payments
t.:i persons supplying him with materials and labor in the prosecution of the .
contemplated by the contract, this obligation shall be void; otherwise shall
-l: in full force and virtue.
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It is. further agreed'that the surety hereon shall not be discharged b
of any failure of the Commission to give the contractor or the surety afyI
provided for under the said contract and that the surety shall not'be'
by reason of any change in the terms of said contract, but that any sn uB'-
shall only be a ground for reducing the liability of the surety under the con
to the extent.to which the surety can show that the damages for which"W.:
answerable have been enhanced thereby; and that in any suit hereowtl
decision or assessment of damages by the Chief Engineer, to the extent that k.
may not,be modified as provided in said contract, shall have the same ..
against the surety as against the contractor. ":q"
In witness whereof the principal hereto has caused the same to be exegiaiij
by its proper officer thereto duly authorized under a' of its da:e~
the day of 190-, and the surety hereto has caused the same to .-t1.
executed by its proper officer thereto duly authorized under a o----
--- dated the day of 190-.
Executed in triplicate this --- day of 190-. *
[SEAL.] By ------ ;i
as its principall)i;'.:
[SEAL.] By '.
as its (surety) ":'!.
[Indorsement on back.] .,I
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS. ..
1. Postage must be prepaid in full on all bids mailed to this office. 4:
2. No person in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission will rendr ll:!i
assistance in the preparation of proposals or supply information with reaspiKi
to any actual or prospective bidders.
'3. Proposals should be submitted on blanks furnished herewith. They metrit
be signed by the bidder with his usual signature in full, and should give N
business address. If proposals are made by a firm. the firm.name sheul4d
signed by one of the members; if by a corporation, they should be signed wihti 'h:
the name of the corporation, followed by the signature of an officer, j;i'!
should file therewith evidence of his authority to sign the corporate name0,..:.:,
4: Bidders are warned that any modifications of conditions or requirbment ,^i
or failure to comply with the requirements of the invitation', will subject tbiEi
proposal to the risk of being considered informal, at the option .'t
5. Before, but not after, the time for opening bids. any bidder may,:i
written notice, withdraw his bid, which in that event will be returned to.
6. The Commission will not permit changes in bids after the hour for oDe.n1
nor will it assume the responsibility for making alterations or cortee
therein at the request .of bidders, whether such requests be.received b
or after the bids are opened. ,
7. Neither the laws nor regulations make allowance for errors, either.
missionn or commission. It will be assumed that bidders are fully in
of these conditions and requirements before submitting proposal?. onu '
will be relieved from the responsibility -sssumed under his proposal :,:p.:
plea of error.
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8. Upon motion it was ordered that* the following Executive order
organizing the work of the Isthmian Canal Commission be spread
upon the minutes:
The Executive order of-April 1. 1905, is hereby changed as follows:
The Commission will hold quarterly sessions the first week in February, May,
August, and November, of each year. on the Isthmus of Panama, and will con-
Stinue each-session as long as public business may require. Further notice of
such meetings shall not be necessary to their regularity. The Commnission may
'. bpld special sessions at the call of the Chairman. Four members shall con-
I stitute a quorum and the action of such majority shall be the action of the
S, The Commission, under the supervision of the Secretary-of War and subject
:::to the approval of the President, is charged with the general duty of the adop-
tion of plans for the construction and maintenance of the canal and with the
'- execution of the work of the -same; for the purchase and delivery of supplies,
.machinery, and necessary plant; the employment of the necessary officers,
Employees, and laborers, and with the fixing of their salaries and wages: with
,:.the operations of the Panama Railroad Company and steamship lines as com-
i mon carriers; with the utilization of the Panama Railroad as means of con-
f:-structing the canal; with the government and sanitation of the Canal Zone and
With all matters of sanitation in the cities of Panama and Colon and the harbors
A thereof; with the making of all contracts for the construction of the canal or
,any of its needful accessories; and with all other matters incident and necessary
. : to the building of a waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, as provided by
Sthe act of Congress, June 28, 1902.
SThe Executive Committee, as provided for in my Executive order of April 1,
I 1905, is hereby abolished.
1:. In order to promote the greatest harmony between the heads of departments
',.'and to secure results by the most direct methods the following organization
i hall be created:
The organization shall consist of the Chairman and the following heads of
I departments: Chief Engineer, General Counsel, Chief Sanitary Officer, General
1!*: Purchasing Officer, General Auditor, Disbursing Officer, and Manager of Labor
oand Quarters. The duties of each shall be as follows:
: ''1. The Chairman shall have charge of all departments incident and necessary
f: to9 the.construction of the canal or any of its accessories.
H 2. He shall appoint the heads of the various departments, subject to the
| plroval of the Commission.
3.::''3 The head of each department shall report to and receive his instructions
iim the Chairman.
1 He shall have charge of the operations of the Panama Railroad and Steam-
SHe shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him from time to
be the Secretary of War.
ismlnute of every transaction of the Chairman shall be made, and one copy
Flminutes shall be forwarded to the Secretary of War and another copy
itted' for the consideration of the Commission at its next meeting.
Sehief Engineer shall have charge of:
$ ~:itngineering work relating to the canal and its accessories.
.eicnsitrtiction work on the Isthmus of Panama.
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3. The operation of the Panama Railroad so far as same relates to canal
4. The custody of all the supplies and'plant of the Commission upirf
5. In the absence of the Chairman from the Isthmus the Chief Engineer.
act for him in all matters requiring prompt attention, such action to be
to the Chairman for his action, but the action of the Chief Engineer shalflfl:
full force and effect until disapproved by the Chairman.
The General Counsel shall have charge of:
1. All legal matters pertaining to the Commission, whether in the UxtSi,
States or on the Isthmus of Panama.
2. The administration of civil government-within the Canal Zone, and c
exercise, through a local administrator, the authority heretofore vested in'
Governor of the Canal Zone.
The Chief Sanitary Officer shall have charge of:
1. All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the cities t
Panama and Colon, and the harbors, etc., so far as authorized by the treatyi,:
executive orders, and decrees of Dcember 3. 1904 between the United States ail::N
Panama, relating thereto. .
2. The custody of all medical supplies needed for sanitary purposes. .
The General Purchasing Officer shall have charge of the purchase and deliveri.li
of all supplies, machinery, and necessary plant.
The General Auditor shall have charge of the general bookkeeping, of pEO.:
erty accounts, of statistics, of administrative audit of the Commission, and.*t:I
the accounting, bookkeeping, and audit of the Government of the Canal Zounip.:::*,"E
The Disbursing Officer shall have charge of time keeping, of p'reparaflo.n of
pay rolls and vouchers, and of payment of same. X .
The Manager of Labor and Quarters shall have charge of the employment : -f:ir:
all necessary labor secured from the West India Islands or Central and South..:!
American countries; of the general personal records of all employees; of al1:"
quarters, and shall assign same to all employees of the Commission or of IM:."
contractors; and of the operation of all Commission hotels and mess houses.
APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS. .
All officers and employees shall be appointed, and their salaries shall be flxe.'
by the head of the department in which they are engaged. Their appointim~n~et
and salaries shall be subject to the approval either of'the Commission or, if Mtbd::.,
Commission is not in session, of the Chairman. 'i;
.The employment of laborers where the contract of employment is made. iL 'th:kia
United States shall be negotiated and concluded by the Chairman of the. CaM
mission. Where the employment of laborers is effected upon the Isthmus0-4:E
-outside of the United States it shall be conducted under the supervision ot
Chief Engineer, subject to the approval of the Chairman. i'
Contracts for the purchase of supplies involving an estimated eXp ft
exceeding $10,000 shall only be made after due public advertisement in.;.
papers of general circulation, and shall be awarded to the, lowest respoD
bidder, except in the case of emergency; when, with the approval:. ,of 'the .
retary of War, advertising rhay be dispensed with. In the.making of contr
for supplies or construction involving an estimated expenditure of. more
$1,000 and less than $10,000 competitive bids' should be secured 1by vitatie::
advertisement whenever practicable. "
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.The head of each department shall make a report upon the work and opera-
rlon of his department to the Isthmian Calal Commission from time to time and
as often as may be required by the Chairman of the Commission.
The Chairman of the Commission will make a report to the Secretary of
Var,. setting forth the results accomplished by each department of the work at
least annually and as often as he may deem advisable or the Secretary may
SThe Secretary of War will make to the President a report at least annually,
.: and as often as he may deem avisable or the President may require.
.: Al Executive orders relating to the subject of the Panama Canal, excepting
so .fdr as they may be inconsistent with the present order, remain in force.
SEffective this date, November 17, 3906.
9. The Chairman reported that., in acordance with the opinion
..:expressed by the Secretary of War that it would be wise to have
-..'filtration plants for the water systems of Colon arid Panama, he had
authorized the Chief Engineer to take the necessary steps to install
On motion, the action of the Chairman was approved.
A. 10. The Chairman reported that he had approved the recom-
Smendation of the Chief Engineer that the building which was in
Course of construction as a residence for the Governor of the Canal
Z.:6rie at Ancon be remodeled so that it could be used as an admin-
istration or general office building. The Chairman further stated
::that upon the completion of this building it would be possible
' to move all the office employees of the Commission from Panama to
SC:anal Zone territory and permit of the disposal of the present ad-
I" ministration building located in Panamanian territory, resulting
i .in a considerable saving to the Commission.
Upon motion, the action of the Chairman was approved.
ii. 11. On motion duly made and seconded it was-
Resolved, That the resolution "of the Commission passed at its
teventy-ninth meeting, held February 20, 1905, relative to the depor-
ation of undesirable persons from the Canal Zone, be amended so
0 to provide for the deportation, by the Head of the Department of
bor, Quarters, and Subsistence, of those persons who are certified
t.he Chief Sanitary Officer to be chronically sick, provided such
os voluntarily consent to such deportation; and the Head of the
tment of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence is. hereby author-
Q.incur, on. behalf of the Commission, the necessary expenses
ft to such deportations.
ie Chairman reported that the Government Board in charge
oernment exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition had allotted,
-reqtiest of the Commission, a sum to meet all expenses inci-
b preparation of an outdoor bas-relief map of the Panama
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canal, with approximate dimensions of 60 by 100 feet, with the: U
standing that the Commission would carry out its promise to ui
the technical data and superintend the construction of this map.'
On motion it was- ...
Resolved, That the Engineering Committee should be requested ':
furnish the necessary technical data and to superintend the constirue
tion of the map.
13. The Chairman stated that, inasmuch as it was the declared
policy of the Administration to provide suitable. means of recreatoikt "'
for employees on -the Isthmus, he had, after fully considering tili:
question of the power of the Commission to use appropriations avail-,:I
able for the construction of the canal for the purpose, authorized ':"
the proper officials to proceed with the erection of club houses, band ;..'
stands, and buildings for religious and other purposes, as well as to,.:,:};::i
properly maintain the same.
Upon consideration, the action of the Chairman was approved. :
14. On motion duly made and seconded it was-
Resolved, That the actual bona fide employees of the Department ::
of State on the Isthmus of Panama, who devote their entire time tqo,
the service of the Department of State, shall be placed on the same
footing as are the, employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission in s6::o~
far as rates and prices charged by its hotel and commissary depart :i
ments are concerned, such to include the new Tivoli Hotel. '
15. The Chairman called attention to a letter from the DisbUrsing., ,
Officer at Empire, asking that all employees of the Commission who ;:
are bonded for the faithful performance of their duties in connection -'
with timekeeping and the issuing of hotel and commissary coupion:~
books, be bonded to the Disbursing Officer, effective January 1',;
1907. On motion duly made and seconded it was-
SResolved, That such employees be so bonded to the Disbursing .
Officer, and that so much of the resolution contained in paragra ph:l.;
7 of the minutes of the one hundred and twelfth meeting pf the.
Isthmian Canal Commission as is in conflict herewith is revoked ..
,16. The Chairman reported that he had issued the following: !i
order to the heads of departments relative to the granting of sickrr:i
leave to employees of'the Commission on the Isthmus, which" ordertii
To Heads of Departments: '.il
Effective this date the annual leave of absence allowed t* rAl
ployees of the Isthmian Canal Commission shall not be extend
by the allowance of additional sick leave with pay. Sick.
with pay, not 'to count as part of the annual leave of absenue,;:
only be granted in necessary cases to employees recuperating upo
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Chairman, Isthmian Canal CaW. iiswp.
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I 7. The Chairman reported that at a conference between himself
Sand the heads of departments on the Isthmus, held November 26,
:1906, it was decided to abolish commutation of quarters to native
SUpon motion, this action was approved.
S18. The Chairman presented a cablegram from' the Chief En-
.gineer, dated Janiary 9. 1907. recommending that a rule be made,
effective January 15, 1907, that no application front new employees
for married quarters be received until such employees have 'been
in the service on the Isthmus six months.
Upon consideration it was-
Resolved, That no application for married quarters or family
quarters will be received until an employee has been in the service
on the Isthmus for at least six months.
19.. The Chairman stated that he had received an application from
Mtr. Rufus A. Lane, Chief, Bureau of Municipalities, requesting that
S.he be not required to return to the Isthmus to secure payment of
Ssalary-from December 17, 1906, to February 21, 1907, he having been
S'granted leave of absence with pay for thatperiod.
Upon motion, and in accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes
p f the one hundred and thirteenth meeting of the Commission, the
Disbursing Officer at Washington was authorized to pay Mr. Lane
:'salary from December 17, 1906, to February 21, 1907, inclusive, at
the rate of $3,600 per annum.
20. The Chairman presented a communication from the Chief
Sanifary Officer, dated January 5,1907, recommending that Mr. R. I.
' Smith, an employee in his Department, be paid in the United-States
,.. for six weeks' leave of absence, effective October 19, 1906, without
- the-necessity of returning to the Isthmus, his resignation taking
i:: effect at the expiration of such leave.
In accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes iof the one hun-
i dred and thirteenth meeting of the Commission, payment for such
Ig lea ve.was approved.
S21. The Chairman presented a communication from Mr. CharlesH.
Iai::' er, dated at New Orleans, La., January 18,-1907, an employee in
ihi .Department of Law and Government, requesting that he be paid
in:, the United States for forty-two days' leave of absence, effective
Secember 31, 1906, without the necessity of returning to the Isthmus.
accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes of the one hun-
and thirteenth meeting of the Commission, payment 'for such
I.view of the decision of the Secretary of War, which was
tfe 'the Commission by the Chairman, that the Panama Rail-
W aany should pay 40 cents per" 1,000 gallons for the water it
l es from the Commission's plant, less (1) a reasonable reduc-
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tion for not using the sewerage, and (2) a reasonable reducti
it uses enough water-to be a wholesale consumer, it was-
Resolved, That the resolution of the Commission, adopted at;
one hundred and fourteenth meeting, held September 6, 1906, I
a charge to the Panama Railroad Company of 11 cents per 1.
gallons for water consumed by it from the Commission's plant'
hereby rescinded, and that the decision of the Secretary of
above cited be made the basis of future charges.
23. The Chairman presented for consideration the letter of th
Governor of the Canal Zone, dated September 10, 1906, transmittinirhl
the request of the Chief Sanitary Officer that he be authorized t i
invite*Maj. Ronald Ross, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medai:i
cine, to visit the Isthmus at the expense of the Commipsion, within
view to examining the situation on the Isthmus from a sanitary po'in ,d:;
of view, which had been considered by the Commission at its one
hundred and fifteenth meeting, held November 15, 1906, and re-:..:
ferred to the General Counsel for an opinion as to whether or not',.i'.;
the Commission had funds available for such purpose. As the Gen-Ji:;:i
eral Counsel reported that under current decisions the funds of the: iy
Commission seemed to be available for such purpose, it was- :
Resolved, That in view of the reasons set forth in the request of theii.
Chief Sanitary Officer, under date of August 9,1906, and the favorable ::4-i:
endorsement of the Governor of the Canal Zone, under date of Sep- .:::.!
tember 10, 1906, the Chief Sanitary Officer be authorized to exteadf:::,.
to Major Ross, if he so desires, an invitation to inspect the healht1 .i::I!
conditions on the Isthmus at the expense of the Commission. '
The letters of the Governor of the Canal Zone and of the Chief San- '!
itary Officer, referred to above, are as follows:
GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE,
Ancon, September 10, 1906. ,.^
SIR: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter addressed to me by the Chief SanI ..: '
tary Officer, together with a copy of my reply. I consider that it would be .'
greatly to the advantage of the Commission to have Doctor Ross visit the 4.i
Isthmus for the purpose of looking over the work accomplished by the Healthll
Department, and ask that you will bring the matter before the Commission at"';i:.
its next meeting, and will ask the Commission to grant the necessary authority.:::.j'i
CHARLES E. MAGOON, Governor.^ .: A
The honorable the CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION. .
Wash ington, D. C.
ISTHMIAN CANAL ZONE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, .. .,..
OFFICE OF CHIEF SANITARY OFFICE,
Ancon, Canal Zone, Auguit 9, 190 i
SIs: Some two years ago Maj. Ronald Ross, of the Liverpool School .otEro .
ical Medicine, paid me a visit do4n.here and looked ovor the ground, an mat.
a report to the Commission of what he thought should be done. :'... .. '.
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:Major Ross is the greatest living authority on tropical malaria. He is the
man to whom is principally due the discovery that the mosquito transmits
? malaria. He is consulted very generally about topics of this kind. He was
'asked by the Suez Canal Company to make recommendations with regard to
:eradicating malaria from Ismaysia. For such work he receives large fees. To
'the Commission he made no charge for his services.
S I would like to have Major Ross come again, not with the idea of consulting
Shim professionally, but that he might look over the ground and see what we
Share accomplishing. I think it would be an advantage to the Commission to
have a man of his standing in the sanitary world see our work down here. I
::, would like to invite him to come as my guest when he can spare the time. He
i a.professioual man of moderate means, and I know could not afford such a
i: trip merely for the pleasure of a visit. I would like to be able to say to Doctor
Ross that the Commission would pay the expense of such a triI3 from Liverpool
:;;i to New York and furnish him transportation from New York to Panama if he
should conclude to visit us.
Very respectfully, yours. W. C. GORGAS.
Chief Sanitary Officer.
S To the GOVERNOR OF TIE CANAL ZONE,
Ancon. Canal Zo,,e.
"' GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE,
': EXECUTIVE OFFICE,
S-Anoon, September 10, 1906.
.C :: Si: Referring to your letter of August 9, respecting your desire to have Maj.
'.t Ronald Ross, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. come to the Isthmus,
wi;: th a view to having him look over the situation on the Isthmus from a sani-
I.:' tary standpoint, I have to say that I am advised by the Local Auditor that there
Sis no legal objection, in his opinion, to the expenditure of Commission funds for
['the payment of Doctor Ross' expenses from Liverpool to the Isthmus and
::return. I will therefore bring the matter before the Commission, with a
i... request that the Commission authorize the payment. You will be advised of
i the action by the Commission, authorizing such payment.
's. l CHARLES E. MAGOON,
I G .:: Qovcrnor.
|ii[- Col. W. C. GORGAS, U. S. Army,
Chief Sanitary Officer, Panama.
:.There. being no further business, the meeting adjourned subject to
hPe c ll of the Chairman.
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH MEETING..
WASHINGTON, D. C., February 13, i
In accordance with the order of the President, the quarterly I
ing of the Isthmian Canal Commission was held in-Washington, t
instead of on the Isthmus of Panama. ,
Present: Commissioners Shonts (Chairman), Endicott, Hainsi
Harrod, and Secretary Bishop. General Counsel Rogers was presji
1. The minutes of the one hundred and nineteenth meeting 11 i4
2. The Chairman presented for consideration a letter dated c~ufeb
January 14, 19)7, from the Head of the Departmentof Labor, Quarte*i
and Subsistence, in which he submitted a new set of rules to cover lie.6 i
) of absence and sick leave in accordance with the conference'"beildi'
the heads of the various Departments on the Isthmus, November.ijS
1906. He also stated that in view of the proposed changes in theba:::.
editions governing employment it will he necessary to reappoint all gd.1
employees now in the service, in order that these rules may be apgi|
cable to them.
The Chief Engineer cabled on February 12 approval of the propo~iS
changes with the request that new conditions governing applieati i
for married quarters be added and that the regulations be made effee"
ive not later than April 1. Upon motion of the Chairman it was--
R.,qoleed, That the following general conditions of employment i'it
which salaries are tixed in United States currency be adopted .foui|
employees located on the Isthmus of Panama, the same to be ma11 "',
effective bn or before April 1, 1907, at the discretion of the Chi
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT IN WHICH SALARY IS FIXED t:..
UNITED STATES CURRENCY. ,
SERVICE M4;ST BE SATISFACTORY TO THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT IN WHICH EMPLOYp,.ii "
AND EMPLOYEES, ARE SUBJECT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION. .i;.
SThe compensation of an employee at the rate specified in h'is
visional appointment will begin upon the date of embarkation a;
of departure from the United States, but no payment upon accoun$ti-
salary accrued from the date of departure until the date of actual
on the Isthmus shall be made until after thirty days' servidi o.il.
Isthmus. This provision, however, applies only to resignatio Sn
not to discharges or other.separations from the service whicl l'
beyond the employee's control. An employee appointed with ra
pay per hour will be paid, as above set forth, on a basis of an ei
our day up to the time of his actually entering upon the perform
of his duties on the Isthmus.
An employee will be granted free transportation from .
departure in the United States, which includes meals on the-
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:b4ut will be required to pay all the expenses of the journey to such
Sport, which are not to be refunded.
A former employee reengaged for duty on the Isthmus will be paid
i compensation only from the date of his reentry into service on the
i. Ithmus, and he will be charged the Government rate on the steamers
of the Panama Railroad and Steamship Company operating between
Sthe United States and Colon.
i: Members of the immediate family of an employee, upon request,
When the exigencies of the steamship service permit, will be granted
.the Government rate on the steamers of the Panama Railroad and
Steamship Company operating between the United States and Colon.
No charge will be made for children under 6 years of age, and half
rates will be charged for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.
An employee will not he permitted to take his family to the Isthmus
until he has first gone there and secured quarters for them. No appli-
cation for married quarters will be received until an employee has been
in the service on the Isthmus for six months.
The assignment to duty is vested in the head of the department in
which employed, and an employee is expected to perform such duties
as may be assigned to him by competent authority.
S Where practicable and in the best interests of the service, an
employee will be provided with such quarters on the Isthmus as may
be available from time to time.
An employee whose salary is fixed on an annual or monthly.basis will
receive no pay for- overtime work. Such employee may be granted,
in the discretion of the head of the department in which employed,
with the approval of the Chairman, or the Chief Engineer in the
absence of the Chairman from the Isthmus, or of a representative
designated by either of them, leave of absence for each twelve months'
:, service, as follows:
S Six weeks' leave of absence with pay. if said leave is to be taken in
the United States, or thirty days' leave with pay if leave is to be taken
Outside of the United States. This leave is not to be cumulative for
i:; more than one year, and may be granted any time after ten months'
service; no portion of same to be allowed, however, until the comple-
'' tion of the required ten months' service.
If such leave be granted, an employee will Ie furnished the Governi-
;meint rate on the steamers of the Panama Railroad and Steamship
Company operating between the United States and Colon. This grant
S f leave of absence is not a vested right. but is made to promote the
*e. welfare and interests of the service, and compensation for the period
of leave will not be payable until the first pay period after the em-
k ployee returns to the Isthmus and resumes his duties.
iti: f an employee, after ten months' service, shall have been declared
'a medical examining board of the Department of Health to be
ysioallv unfit for further service upon the Isthmus, or, after ten
thS' service, he'shall have been discharged on account of reduction
'force, he may, at the discretion of the head of the department in
10h employed, with the approval of the Chairman, or the Chief En-
eer min the absence of the Chairman from the Isthmus, or of a rep-
ntative designated by either of them, be granted six weeks' leave
absencee with pay, and may be paid in the United States for this
4o'f leave without returning to the-Isthmus.
Employees not reporting for duty within ten days after expit
of leave will forfeit right to pay for leave period.' :
An employee whose compensation while on duty carries with ibt
sistence will not be entitled to subsistence, or commutation Min
thereof, while on leave of absence.
An employee whose compensation while on duty carries wit
quarters will not be entitled to quarters, or commutation in
thereof, while on leave of absence.
All employees on the gold rolls shall be entitled to sick leave id
pay, as follows: ... ..i
Upon the certification of an authorized physician in the servie4"t
the Department of Health of the Isthmian Canal Commission in :..:th
Canal Zone, that the employee has been unable to work on accounto$.:i
illness or injury, payment for not to exceed fifteen days fbr ef a:
period of six months' continuous service may, by direction of jtil:
head of the department in which employed, with the approval of i
Chairman, or the Chief Engineer in the absence of the Chairman Ifvai:r"A
the Isthmus, or of a representative designated by either of thembii
made; such payment to be shown on the first pay roll after the expfiri
tion of the six months' period of continuous service for which: siAt'i:
leave. is granted, and then only when the time rolls of the ComimisE:ia:
show that the employee has worked 96 per cent of the legal workli.g
days or hours, or those declared to be legal by the Commission, durinW:
the period, less the time the employee is absent from duty on acc6uk
of sickness, which must be properly certified to, or through ordiet4l
other than disciplinary ones, of an authorized officer of the Commissioff
The amount of compensation to te paid any employee to whom sick l.
leave is granted, under the conditions as herein mentioned, will; be&un
calculated at the rate at which such employee is carried on the'rolls o.:"
the Commission at the time of said illness, and in the case of a::;!
employee working on an hourly basis such calculation shall be baseil
upon aday of the legal working hours. No leave on account of illness: :
as above described shall be cumulative.
An employee may be granted, in the.discretion of the head of tiia
department in which employed,'with the approval of the Chairman, 'i
the Chief Engineer in the absence of the Chairman from the Isthmunsi;
or of a representative designated by either of them, such sick leaye'
on account of injury incurred in the performance of duty, not exceedA-.
ing thirty days in any current year, as ma' be necessary while s p i
employee is incapacitated from duty by reason of such injury.. 'E q4
amount of compensation to be paid an employee to whom sick, leaWi
on account of injury is granted, under these conditions, will be calcIi'
lated at the rate at which such employee is carried on the rolls of t
Commission at the time of his injury; and in the case of an empld
appointed with rate of pay per hour, such calculation shall.be'b
upon an eight-hour day. Such sick leave on account of injury ,ii.:
herein mentioned, may be granted to an employee in addition.t
sick leave above provided. Such sick leave on account of injury.s
not be cumulative, and payment for same will be made on the firs
roll following its authorization. .
Free medical and hospital attendance in case of illness, is pray'
and free transportation .to a port in the United States upon th
mination, by or at the instance of the Commission, of satiso
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:service, the character and length of such service to be determined by
~the head of the department in which employed.
SThe compensation of an EMPLOYEE APPOINTED WITH RATE OF PAY
I' PER HOUR, after entering upon the performance of his duties, will be
i: asked upon an eight-hour day, with time and a half for overtime,
I including Sundays. All employees whose compensation is fixed on
an hourly basis, and who receive a wage of 56 cents United States
Currency per hour, or more, and who are carried on the rolls prior and
Subsequent thereto, will be allowed pay for the following holidays:
January 1, February 22, May 30, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
'Day, and December 25. If such employees render actual service on
These holidays they will he allowed time and one-half in addition to
pay for such holidays. An employee appointed with rate of pay per
our will not be entitled to leave of absence with pay, except such
sick leave and sick leave on account of injury as may be granted him
as hereinbefore provided.
S 3. The Chairman laid before the Commission a memorandum adjust-
ing the obligations and duties of the Isthmian Canal Commission and
i" the Panama Railroad Company to each other with respect to repairs
of equipment and. of damages due to wrecks. After discussion it was
P: voted that the plan presented be referred to the Chief Engineer for
4. The Chairman presented a letter from the Chief Sanitary Officer,
dated January 30, 1907, recommending that Dr. Raoul -Amador,
recently appointed as a physician at Santo Tomas Hospital, and placed
on the rolls of the Sanitary Department, be allowed to practice as a
physician outside the hospital. The Chief Sanitary Officer gave as his
reasons for recommending that an exception be made in this case that
Doctor Amador's position is special, is entirely for the benefit of the
SPanamans, that he will not practice at all among Commission employees,
Sand that he ultimately expects to settle in the city of Panama.
Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was-
i Resolved, That, in view of the recommendation of the Chief Sani-
: tary Officer, and for the reasons above given, authority is hereby
granted Dr. Raoul Amador to practice his profession outside of Santo
I: Tomas Hospital, provided that he shall not practice on his own account
among Commission employees.
5. The'Chairman presented a communication from the Chief Engi-
Sneer, dated Januaryj 25, 1907, recommending that Mr. J. G. Sullivan,
iAJssistant Chief' Engineer in the Department of Construction and
,|: Engineering, be paid in the United States for forty-nine days' leave
.lof absence,- effective December 1, 1906, without the necessity" of
returning to the Isthmus, his resignation, taking effect at the expira-
S :obf such leave.
EI. accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes of the one hundred
thirteenth meeting of the Commission, payment for such leave
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6. The Chairmanl presented a communication from the Chief
tary Officer recommending that Dr.'Jean P. Lacroisade, af
employee in the Depar;tment of Government and Sanitation, whoi
been granted twelve weeks' leave of absence with pay, conimeii
August 1, 1906, be paid for such leave of absence without the :
sity of returning to duty on the Isthmus, his resignation having
accepted to take effect at the expiration of such leave.
In accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes of the one huindr"l
and thirteenth meeting of the Commission, payment for such leave ,:
approved. .. r
7. The Chairman stated that he had received an application fro :..
Mr. J, M. Keedy, Attorney for the Isthmian Canal Commissitn l
requesting that he be not required to return to the Isthmus to secure.,!:l
payment of salary from October 9, 1906, to November 28, 1906 .S
having been granted leave of absence with pay for that period. .
Upon motion, and in accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutbe,,V!js
of the one hundred and thirteenth meeting of the' Commission, the':
Disbursing Officer at Washington was authorized to pay Mr. Keedj I
salary from October 9, 1906, to November 28, 19QH6 inclusive, at the'l
rate of $5,000 per annum. ,
8. The Chairman presented a communication dated December si,.i
1906, referred to him by the Head of the Department of Law anda..
Government, received from Mr. V. H. Pinckney, an employee in the ::
Department of Law and Government, tendering his resignation, to :
take effect at the expiration of his leave of absence for fifty-two.:i
days, granted him effective December 1, 1906, and requesting that he:ii
be paid, in the United States, his salary for his leave of absence period':. ?
The Head of the Department of Law and Government stated that Mr."L:
Pinckney's resignation had been accepted, and recommended that pay- "::
ment be made in the United Stat.s of his leave of absence pay. .,: :
In accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes of the one hundred.'r
and thirteenth meeting of the Commission, payment for such leile ::
was approved. -::.::
9. The Chairman brought to the attention of the Commission thia.
necessity during his absence of executing contracts-on behalf of th .tt
Commission for the purchase of material and supplies. Upon moti&(:"
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Commission, Chief of Office:.'
General Purchasing Officer, each or either of them, is hereby authirkw
ized to execute contracts on,behalf of the Commission for the purcha-
of material and supplies during the absence or disability of the Cha
man of the Commission.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned, subjeotg
the call of the Chairman.
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIRST MEETING.
NEW YORK, February 27, 1907..
In pursuance to the call of the Chairman, the one hundred and
twnty-first meeting of the Isthmian Canal Commission was held at the
Offices of the Panama Railroad Company, 24 State Street, New York
S Present: Commissioners Shonts (Chairman), Endicott, Hains, and
S1. The Chairman laid before the Commission a communication from
: the President of the United States, under date of February 26, 1907, *
which reads as follows:
Sin: I have considered with much care the question whether the Commission
Should accept one of the bids for the construction of the Panama Canal under the
proposed contract or should reject them all. There were two bids worthy of con-
Ssideration. The bid of the' McArthur Syndicate at 12. per cent was the only one
which came within the requirements. The Oliver and Bangs bid, at 64 per cent,
was rejected as not satisfying the specifications of the invitation. Mr. McArthur
and his associates not objecting, and preferring this course to an invitation for new
Sbids, Mr. Oliver was allowed to perfect his bid with new associates and new financial
i responsibility; but this permission did not in any way change the'situation from what
Sit would have been had Mr. Oliver's bid in its present form been presented on
January 12, the day fixed for receiving the bids. Under the invitation for bids, the
reserve power exists in the Commission to reject all bids, and the first question is
Whether it shall do so. The purpose of the contract was to secure, in the building of
Sthe canal, the services of the best, most experienced, and most skilled contractors in
the-country, at the least risk to them and at the least expense to the Government.
SAn investigation into the two bids above mentioned shows that this purpose of the
SGovernment has failed. In each bid the contractors of experience, whose per-
sonal services in the work are what the Commission has sought, have made arrange-
Sments to divide the profits, under the percentage -bid, with bankers or others
'i to whom the contractors have had to look for the needed capital; so that the con-
tractors who are actually to do the work have arranged to accept a comparatively
Small proportion of 'the profits accruing under the contract. In other words, the
SGovernment by this arrangement is made to pay a high percentage for the use
...f capital which it might itself have furnished at a much lower rate, while the
Percentage which the contractors are to receive for the real benefit they are to
..confer on the Government is reduced to very meager and perhaps inadequate com-
Spensation. No contract can ultimately operate'to the benefit of the Government in
..which the contractors' energy, skill, experience, and personal supervision of the
work are not adequately paid for. The defect in the bids which I' have described,
:::id which our investigation has made apparent, may be due to a defect in the invi-
I.. tation for bids, which, perhaps, stipulated for too heavy a bond and the investment
Af too large capital by the contractors, or it may be because the bidders have taken
i entirely different view of the money risk involved from that taken by the Gov-
winment. Mr. stevens, the Chief Engineer, who proposed the form of contract,
hichwith modifications, was adopted, advises against accepting either bid, because
ptance of either would -not, in his judgment, accomplish the purpose which he
4 liht. The considerations stated are by themselves sufficient to require a rejection
iIB bids and a change in the proposed form of contract.
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One of the chief reasons for adopting the contract as proposed was that in itsi
features it was formulated by Mr. Stevens, who was expected to supervise thefi
as Chief Engineer. He had had experience with contracts of this character andN
had had eighteen months' actual experience with the work on the Isthmus. .v
than ten days ago I received a letter from Mr. Stevens in whichh he asked t'.
entirely relieved from work on-the canal as soon as he could be replaced by: a *' i
petent person and that person could become familiar with the work. I have
his resignation. The withdrawal of Mr. Stevens takes away the special reasia.
mentioned for proceeding under the present form of contract.
In order to secure continuity in engineering control and management in the future,
I have decided to request yqu to assign to the office of Chief Engineer,. Majo. :'
Goethals, a member of the Corps of Army Engineers. It. is not mypurpose by.
* requesting this appointment to disturb in any way the present organization on tbhei
Isthmus, which is very satisfactory, nor to interfere with the admirable work npo : 3
being done by the present Assistant Chief Engineer, Mr. Ripley, and the variousi"
heads of Departments. The work of construction is going on well and will contifnuei.
to do so. The organization already created is increasing the excavation each moaJi, 3
and can be relied upon under competent leadership to make further and co~nta4ifa
progress pending a period within which a new form of contract can be devised l.:.pI
Major Goethals and his associates, if it is deemed advisable to do the werk, by.codi:::,
tract. The services of the same high-class contractors whose bids we are now rejdet :
ing or others of similar standing, may then be invoked in the interest of econoni;:,.
and speed. ,.
Two other competent membersof the Engineer Corps, Major Gaillard and Majq:q
Sibert, will accompany Major Goethals to the Isthmus, knd .assist him in his labors.:;
,They will he appointed on the Commission. '
Major Goethals concurs with Mr. Stevens in advising me that all bids on the...!
present form of contract should be rejected.
I request the Commission to take the formal action necessary to reject the McArthu .
and Oliver bids, in accordance with the power reserved tb it in its invitation.
Very respectfully, yours, ..
THEODORE ROOBEVEiL. .,,
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION, :!" ....
li'askinglon, D. C. ::i
Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was thereupop unani7
Resolved, That all bids for the completion of the construction of th
Isthmian Canal submitted under the invitation for bids issued by t1Z
Commission October 9, 1906, and reissued December 12, 1906, be, a i
the same are hereby, rejected. "
Resolved fnwther, That the General Counsel of the Commission:ea.i
cially notify the bidders of this action, and return to them all certifle
checks or certificates of deposit deposited with the Commigsion t 6
qualify bidders, and arrange for the cancellation of qualifying bon
of othen bidders.
Resolved further, That Maj. G. W. Goethals, Corps of Engiue6
U. S. Army, be appointed Chief Engineer for the Commission, Vi
John F. Stevens, resigned. *
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned, ub e:.-
the call of the Chairman.
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SECOND MEETING.
ANCON, CANAL ZONE, lari h 27, 1907.
Col. Geo. W. Goethals executed the statutory oath as Commissioner
on March 5, 1907.
Maj. D. D. Gaillard, Maj. Wm. L. Sibert, and Mr. Jackson Smith
executed the statutory oath as Commissioners on March 27, 1907.
Col. William C. Gorgas executed the statutory oath as Commis-
sioner on March 14, 1907.
Mr. Harry H,. Rousseau executed the statutory oath as Commis-
sioner on March 26, 1907.
Present: Commissioners Stevens (Chairman), Goethals, Gaillard,
Sibert, Rousseau, Gorgas, and Smith.
The Chairman advised that he had brought Mr. E. P. Shannon, his
Secretary, to act as Secretary. Mr. Shannon was then unanimously
elected Acting Secretary of this meeting.
1. The minutes of the one hundred And twentieth and one hundred
Sand twenty-first meetings were then read and approved.
2. Whereas the expenditure of the sum of $55.000 for the repair of
the Santo Tomas Hospital and the construction of new buildings in con-
nection therewith, as authorized at the eighteenth meeting of the
Executive Committee, in addition to the sum of $85,000, Panamanian
silver, turned over to the Commission by the Government of the
Republic of Panama'for this purpose, has been found insufficient to
cover the work contemplated, it is
Resolved, That the further sum of $20,000 be, and hereby is, author-
ized to be expended in the rehabilitation of Santo Tomas Hospital, in
addition to any sum heretofore authorized for this work.
S3. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter, under date of
March 26, from the Chief Engineer, in which he called attention to
the fact that the eight electric cranes which the Panama Railroad
were installing on a certain, wharf at La Boca were purchased by the
Panama Railroad, and which wharf, with the necessary equipment,
is now being leased to the Panama Railroad at a certain rental. Inas-
much as it is not the intention to have the Panama Railroad own any
of the equipment on. this dock, uppn motion it was
Resolved, That the Panama Railroad shall complete the installation
"of the electric cranes and that the Isthmian Canal Commission shall
"reimburse the Panama Railroad Company for the cost thereof, includ-
iig the cost.of erection.
A.- The Chairman laid before the Commission the following letter,
Sn~ider date of March 26, from the Chief Engineer, relative to the gen-
qi.l conditions of employment:
plrring to the minutes of 'the meeting of the Isthmian Canal Commission, one
| are d dtwentiet .meeting, held in Washington, D. C., February 13, 1907.
The resolution fixing the general conditions of 'employment in which sala
fixed in United States currency, which was adopted, governing employees
on the Isthmus of Panama, directed that these conditions be made effective. 01
before April 1, 1907, at the discretion of the Chief Engineer.
I have the honor to inform you that the -time when these conditions are 6w
made effective has been fixed by the Chief Engineer.as of April 1, 1907:
Upon motion, it was
Resolved, That the general conditions of employment in which sI
aries are fixed in United States currency, as contained in the one hubnn-ii
dred and twentieth meeting, be made effective April 1, 1907.
5. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter from the Chiefill
Engineer, under date of March 26, 'recommending that the special :i
classification of the clerical force upon the Isthmus, which was adoptled:i:l.;:
at the twenty-fourth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Iitt Vyi
mian Canal Commission, held August 3, 1906, be changed. UIpon`: i:
motion, it was "'
Resolved, ClasmA D. special, $3'000 per year.--.This class covers the t,
position on the Culebra Division now known as Time Clerk, and herer-
after the person holding this position will be designated as Chief Timuw ;:
keeper of the Culebra Division.
6. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter, under date ot6 i?
February 16, from the Chief Sanitary Officer recommending that a net:i
census be taken at as early a date as possible, in order to have a correct., i|
basis of all statistics. Upon motion, it was .':,
Ordered, That the Head of the Department of Law and Government-"t:.
give instructions to have an accurate census of the Zone, including''!
Panama and Colon, taken at as early a -date as possible by such ani:.:.
organization as he thinks necessary to properly do the work. .-
7. The Chairman laid before the Commission a memorandum adjust- :'
ing the obligations and duties of the Isthmian Canal Commission and'i:Il
the Panama Railroad Company to each other with respect to thehI
repairs of equipment and of damages due to wrecks.
Upon motion, it was
Resolved, That the plan of adjustment set forth in said memorandQttm'
be approved in the form submitted, and that the disbursing axuWd
accounting officers of the Commission be guided accordingly. i
Memorandum for the adjustment of repairs and cost of wrecks between the Isthmian? QuitBad -
Commission and the Panama Railroad. Company. .
1. Interchangeable equipment. Repairs to interchangeable equipment, i. e:,.equi
ment used jointly by the Isthmian Canal Commission and thle Panama Raild
Company, shall be made and paid for by the Railroad Company if tbeequipmet:.'
made "bad order" upon the Railroad Company's tracks, and by the Commissik.a
the equipment is made "bad order upon the Commission's tracks.
2. Rolling stock, steam shovels, and motive power of the Commission usedby
Railroad Company, or the Railroad Company by the Commission.' Wh'erei:
Commission has in its service rolling stock, steam shoes, or any. motiviei
.equipment of the Railroad Company, operated for the time being exclusively fe:
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Commission's own use, it shall maintain the same at its own expense and turn the
same back to the Railroad Company in as good condition as when received, ordinary
wear and tear excepted. This'obligation shall extend to making repairs of such
rolling stock and equipment, even though made bad order" upon the tracks of the
Railroad Company. The same rule shall apply as to similar equipment of the Coin-
mission in.the exclusive service of the Panama Railroad Company.
3. Panama Railroad Company equipment used exclusively by the Commission for
its own use, whi6h is made "bad order" upon the Parama Railroad Company's
tracks, shall be returned to the Commission for repairs at the Commission's expense;
but if this should be impracticable and the repairs should be made outside of the
Commission's shops by the Railroad Company, the cost of such repairs shall be
reimbursed to the' Railroad Company by the Commission. The same rule shall
apply to the Panama Railroad Company with respect to any Commission equipment
used by it.
4." Wreeks. When wrecks are caused upon the Panama Railroad Company's
tracks by work trains regularly in the service of the Commission, the expense of
repairing the wreck shall be charged to the Commission. When wrecks are caused
on Isthmian Canal Commission tracks by Panama Railroad engines or Panama Rail-
road trains in the service of the Panama Railroad Company, the cost of repairing
the wrecks shall be charged to the Panama Railroad Company. The cost of repair-
ing wrecks caused by construction trains employed in double tracking the Panama
Railroad shall be paid by the Railroad Company, but may be charged to the expense
of double tracking, to be reimbursed to the Railroad Company by the Commission.
In all cases where repairs are made or wrecking done, or tracks repaired as a conse-
quence of wrecks by the Railroad Company, where under the terms of this memo-
randum the Commission is responsible for the cost, the cost shall be reimbursed to
the Railroad Company by the Commission. The same rule shall be applied with
Respect to repairs made and wrecking done by the Commission where the primary
liability for cost rests with the Panama Railroad Company.
8. The Chairman presents for consideration a letter from Dr. John
A. Wyeth, under date of February 6, to the Chief Sanitary Officer,
inviting the latter to attend a meeting of the New York Academy of
Medicine, New York City, October 3, 1907.
As, in the opinion of the General Counsel of the Commission, the
.funds of the Commission are properly available for such purposes,
Resolved, That, in view of the benefits which. would seem to be
derived from the Chief Sanitary Officer attending this meeting, the
Chief Sanitary Officer is authorized to make the trip as set forth in
9. The following Executive orders of the President, orders of the
"Secretary of War, and cablegram of the Chief Engineer, under date
of March 5, were read and ordered spread on the minutes:
\ WAR DEPARTMENT,
Wl'ahington, 'ebruary/ 21, 1907.
The action of the Isthmian Canal Commission since March 4, 1905, in increasing
from time to time the, salaries of the employees of ithe Canal Zone Government is
y order of the President: WV. H. TAFr,
::* Secretary of War.
MINUTES OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION;
Washington, Februiry t8, 1
All acts and resolutions of the Isthmian Canal Commission passed sinc6 Miartl
1905, in so far as they effect changes in the "Laws of the Canal Zone," or o.
enactments of the Commission relative to the Government of the Canal Zone put
to March 4, 1905, are hereby approved.
By order of the President: Wm. H. TA., .
Secretary of War.
I1'ashington, February 28, 1907-::..':."
The action of the Isthmian Canal Commission, under date'of October 7,*,1905&:l|,KL
approving a resolution of the Executive Committee passed at a meeting thereof't im;'|
August 2, 1905, providing that the premiums on surety bonds of employees of the.:. i
Isthmian Canal Commission, other than disbursing officers, shall be paid out of the":
appropriation for the construction of a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific. -;:
oceans, and the action of the Commission, at its meeting of July 5, 1906, providing.:i
that all employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, including the Government o(f,..:;
the Canal Zone, who disburse or collect moneys of the United States Governmei.t, ...
and all officers or employees required to give bond, as provided in the laws of'atie
Canal Zone Government, be required to give bond for the faithful performance. iif;.i.i
their duties,'in some corporate surety company to be designated by the Chairman of-'i:.
the Commission, in such amounts as the head of the department under which they.-..
are employed shall consider proper, are hereby ratified and approved, anything con-
tained in the "Laws of the Canal Zone" or other enactments of the Canal Commisi. .I:i-i
sion relative to the Canal Zone Government, prior to March 4, 1905, to the contrary 'i
By order of the President: i
Wi. H. TAFT, '. A'A
Secretary of lrWar. 3:i
WAR DEPARTMENT, '
Washington, Mfarch 4, 1907...
By direction of the President, it is hereby ordered that Joseph B. Bishop, Secfe-''
tary of the Isthmian Canal Commission, be, and is hereby, placed in charge of the.::.i'
Washington office of the Commission until further order. .'.
Wu. H. TAFT, :i
Secretary of War.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, D. C., March '4 1,7.
John F. Stevens is hereby appointed Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commissie i
vice Theodore P. Shonts, resigned, to take effect this day. -
Lieut. Col. George W. Goethals, U. S. Army Engineers, is hereby appointeM4;.
member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, vice John F.' Stevens, appointed Cha
.These appointments are made after the adjournment of Conmress and are
Chairman Stevens will receive no other salary than that which he now receive'
Chief Engineer, to wit, $30,Q00 a year.
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Lieutenant-Colonel Goethals will receive compensation at the annual rate of $15,000
a year, including his pay as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers. The difference
between $15,000 and his pay as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers will be paid out of
Sthe appropriation for the construction of the Panama Canal.
, ll'ashington, March 4, 1907.
IMY DEAR SI.: By direction of the President, I have made the following order
with respect to the temporary management of the Washington office pending
"By direction of the President, it is hereby ordered that Joseph B. Bishop, Secre-
tary of the Isthmian Canal Commission, be, and is hereby, placed in charge of the
Washington office of the Commission until further order.
"'WM. H. TAFT,
"Secretary of War.
Kindly have the same incorporated in your minutes to show the authority of
Very respectfully, yours, \VM. H. TAFT,
SecretlarY of War.
JoHN F. STEVENS, Esq.,
Chairman, Isthmian Canal Cormission,
CULEBRA, .March .5, 1907.
Jos. B. BISHOP, eIthmian, Wiashington:
Effective this date vou will take entire charge of Washington office, reporting to
Make thorough examination of office administration and take any steps that may
be practicable to effect reduction of expenses without impairing efficiency.
J. F. STEVENS.
By authority of the President, it is ordered:
That the patent, trade-mark, and copyright laws of the United States of America
are hereby extended to and made effective within the Canal Zone to the extent that
any patent or copyright issued under the laws of the United States, or any trade-
'mark duly registered in the Patent Office of the United States, shall vest in the per-
son to whom issued or in whose name registered, his assigns and licenses, subject to
the protection of the Circuit and Supreme Courts of the Canal Zone, the same exclu-
aive right of property therein that such person would possess in the United States.
SEffective April 15, 1907.
\ WM. H. TAFT,
S... Secretary of War.
SWashington, D. 0., March 1S, 1907.
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By order of the President, Mr. B. S. Ambler and Mr. Montgomery Bla.uiz%
hereby appointed members of a joint Commission, provided for by Articles Vl.i
XV of the Treaty between the United States and the Republic ,of Panasnu c,.
February 26, 1904.
S They will be present upon the Isthmus on or before April 4, 1907.
They will receive an allowance of $15 per day for their services from the time they :!
leave the United States until they return there, and their actual traveling expenis.es''
and subsistence during the same period of time. ,
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.'...'
WAR DEPARTMENT, ;
Washington, I. C., March 1I, 1907.
Under authority vested in me by law, it, is ordered:
1. The Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, shall be divided into four administrative
districts, to be known as Ancon, Emperador, Gorgona, and Cristobal. The district
of Ancon and Emperador shall be coextensive with the present municipal distrieM
of Ancon and Emperador. The district of Gorgona shall be composed of the present
municipal district of Gorgona and that portion of the municipal district of Buena- :
vista lying south and east of a straight line passing through the center of the Panama-..
Railroad Company's Bridge No. 38 over the Agujeta River and intersecting te .
boundaries of the Canal Zone with an inclination of 40 degrees east of the magnetic.
meridian. The district of Cristobal shall be composed of the present municipal
district of Cristobal and that portion of the municipal district of Bueriavista lying." '.:
north and west of a straight. line passing through the center of the Panama Railrodd
Company's Bridge No. 38 over the Agujeta River and intersecting the boundaries of .:
the Canal Zone with an inclination of 401 degrees east of the magnetic meridian.'
2. In each district there shall be appointed a tax collector, who shall dischargethe '
duties of the present municipal Treasurer and Board of Assessors. He shall be :
charged with the collection of license taxes, the assessment and collection of all ad
valorem taxes, the preparation of head lists for work upon public improvements and :N::
the issuance of citations and collection of commutation taxes thereunder, the keeping';.:
of the civil register, the collection of rents from public and municipal property, the..':..
execution of leases thereof under direction of the Collector of Revenues, and in the.
proper case, with the approval of the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone, the execution i
of deeds therefore. He shall also represent the municipality in all necessary litigation :
affecting municipal property within his district, and shall from time to time discharge ..
such other duties'of a public nature as may be assigned to him by the duly authorized .
authorities of the Canal Zone. He shall keep books or rolls showing all assessments.
made, taxes and rents due, and collections made, and shall give such bond as may ,i
be required of him. He shall report to the Collector of Revenues and deposit.alg;
funds as he may be required with the Treasurer of the Canal Zone.
3. The existing regulations concerning the assessment and collection of taxes a& :;i,
the enforcement of the tax liens shall be followed and applied by the tax collectoat
as far as the same are not inconsistent with the terms of this order. Unpaid taeig
of every character shall constitute a personal claim against the person against whb ,' tH
they are levied, and taxes upon real property shall, in addition, until paid constitute"
a lien upon the realty. With respect to ad valorem.taxes or other taxes levied:, byj
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I; assessment, an appeal shall be allowed to the Circuit Judge for the district following
S a procedure to be prescribed by the Circuit Judges by the owner or occupant in all
cases where the assessment may be thought'to be unduly high, and by the Collector
S of Revenues in all cases where it may be thought to be unduly low, when compared
with assessments made upon similar property similarly situated elsewhere in the
Zone. For the purpose of equalizing assessments in the several districts, the three
Circuit Judges shall once a year sit as a Board of Equalization.
4. There shall be appointed in each district a district judge, who shall exercise all
the authority now exercised by the municipal judges and shall discharge such other
duties as may from time to time be imposed' upon him.by law or Executive order.
There shall alsobe appointed for the whole Zone a fifth district judge, to be known as
Sthe Senior District Judge, who shall sit wherever required of him, and who shall once
a month preside at and keep minutes of a conference of all the district judges at which
Smatters of common interest pertaining to their office shall be discussed. Any dis-
trict judge may temporarily be assigned to sit in any other district. Fines and fees
> shall be accounted for to the Collector of Revenues and paid in to the Treasurer of
the Canal Zone.
5. Public works and improvements in the several districts shall be under the
charge and direction of a Superintendent of Public Works, appointed for the whole
Zone, who shall also have charge and direction of slaughterhouse and market
inspectors, and shall discharge such other duties of a public character relative to the
Various districts as may be assigned to him.
6. Accounts shall be kept, by the Collector of Revenues with each district, and
public improvements shall be distributed among the several districts, with due regard
to the revenue derived from each district. Rents derived from municipal property
shall in all cases be expended upon public improvements or schools within the dis-
trict from which it is collected.
7. Ordinances regulating police, sanitation, and taxation, and any other matters
now regulated by ordinance may be enacted, and existing ordinances may be
repealed by the Isthmian Canal Commission, with the approval of the Secretary of
War. They may be made operative throughout the Zone, or confined to any par-
8. The municipal councils and all other municipal offices now existing under the
laws of the Canal Zone are abolished-
9. The district officers.herein provided for shall be appointed and their salaries
fixed by the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone, subject to approval of the Commission.
-10. The rules and regulations of the Isthmian Canal Commission, compiled under
the title of "Laws of the Canal Zone," in so far as they are inconsistent with this
order, are modified and repealed.
Effective April 15, 1907.
S-.THE WfIITE HOUSE, A OTnch 13, 1907.
S. EXECUTIVE ORDER.
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
.That marriages in the Canal Zone may be celebrated by aiy Minister of the Gospel
in tgt;o r standing in the Church or Society to which he belongs, by the Judge of
San Court of Record, or by any Municipal or District Judge.
S THEODIRE ROOSEVELT.
THE ivTE HousE, March1, 19F7.
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Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
Section 179 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended so as to read as fo.ll..I.
"SECTION 179. An assault is punishable by fine not exceeding twenty-five doll.
or by imprisonment. in jail not exceeding thirty days." .
Section 181 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended so as to read as follow8:
"SECTION 181. A battery is punishable by fine not exceeding one hundred doli'
or by'imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such finea'ft'
Section 209 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows i: .
"SECTION 209. Every parent of any child, or husband df any wife, lawfully charge-:''
able with the support or maintenance of any child or wife, who abandons or wilfully .
omits, without lawful excuse, to furnish food, shelter, or medical attendance to sael.'
child or wife, is guilty of a misdemeanor." .
Section 342 of the Penal Code.of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows:. It,
"SECTION 342. Grand larceny is larceny committed in either of the cases:
"1. When the property taken is of the value of ten dollars and upwards.' '
"2. When the property is taken from the person of another.
"3. When the property taken is a horse, mare, gelding, cow, steer, bull, calf, mule, 'i
jack, or jenny.
"4. When the property taken is the property of the United States, Isthmian Canal..::i:|
Commission, or Government of the Canal Zone."
Section 368 of the Penal Cede of the Canal Zone is amended so as to read as follows: ::'i i
"SECTION 368. Every person guilty of embezzlement is punishable in the manner" .i
prescribed for feloniously stealing property of the value of that embezzled; ,an.di ":i
where the property embezzled is an evidence of debt, or right of action, the sum ip
due upon it or evidenced to be paid by it shall be taken as its value: Prorided,, That ".i
if the embezzlement or defalcation be of the property or public funds of the. United. ,":,
States, Isthmian Canal Commission, or of the Government of the Canal Zone, or. of:..i!::.;i:
any municipality, city, or village of the Canal Zone, the offence is a felony and shall ;i:..I;
be punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not more than ten years,-and. ::: I7
the person so convicted shall be ineligible thereafter to any office or employment of ...:
honor, trust, or profit with the United States, Isthmian Canal Commission, or Govy-.
ernment of the Canal Zone."
Section 16 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is amended to read as follows: :.::i
"SECTION 16.- District judges shall have original jurisdiction in all cases of misde- ..i
meaner, wherein the fine that may be imposed may not exceed one hundred dollarsr'it
or imprisonment in jail may not exceed thirty days, or both. They shall have jurin-..
diction of the circuit court in cases of violation of Zone or District ordinances."
'THEODORE ROOSEVELT. ::""
THE W'HITE HOUSE, March 13, 1907. i
10. The Chairman presented a statement showing the appointme~ts~hi.t
promotions, and other changes in the personnel of the Office of Admni:.ii
istration of Isthmian Canal Affairs at Washington, covering the period:
from October 1, 1906, to December 31, 1906, inclusive, all of whid'
changes were approved.
11. The Chairman laid before the Commission a memorandum f
the Chief Engineer, under date of March 27, 1907, relative-to d.
organization and establishment of the Isthmian Canal Commissgii
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memorandum reads as follows:
Sometime ago a band, known as the Isthmian Canal Commission Band, was organ-
ized under the leadership of br. Sumner Coolidge. The members of this band have
been practicing at Cristobal and playing at different points along the line, sometimes
at great inconvenience to the members. It was readily seen that some inducement
in the way of compensation would have to be offered if it was desired to keep this
Organization together. I believe that you will all agree with me that a good band is
one of the necessities towards offering some amusement to our employees. The
question of'paying these band members out of the Commission funds was submitted
to Washington for decision, and I would like to quote the following from a memoran-
dum prepared in the Washington office.
(a) Congress appropriated $10,000,000 to be used for any lawful purpose connected
with canal construction. This fund is available until expended, and of this amount
we have an unexpended balance of approximately $1,500,000.
(b) The appropriation for the current year is made under certain digest headings,
among them being an appropriation for the construction, engineering, and administra-
tion departments, of approximately $10,000,000, for skilled and unskilled labor; and
another being the sum of approximately $10,000,000, to be used in the same depart-
ment for material, supplies, and equipment.
The disbursement may therefore certainly be charged-
(a) To the unexpended balance of the $10,000,000 appropriated; or
(b) It may be divided between the two digest appropriations above referred to for
the present fiscal year. The creation of the facilities may be charged to construction,
and their running expenses to administration, and it will be noticed that these two
appropriations for the current year are merged under one caption.
NoTE.-In so far as paying the members of the band for service rendered as such
members, when they are already in the Canal Service, attention is called to a decision
reading as follows:
"The provision'of section 1764, Revised Statutes, that no compensation shall be
made for any extra services whatever, which any officer or clerk may be required
to perform, does not apply to employees whose compensation is not fixed by law.
On the strength of this memorandum, the Chief Engineer, and also
acting as Chairman on the Isthmus, authorized Dr. Sumner Coolidge to
take the following action in the matter of organization and establish-
ment of the Isthmian Canal Commission Band on a permanent footing:
To have appointed a Board of Managers, to serve without a salary
to act on matters of general direction of the hand, and to whom the
Director of the Band will report.
He suggested that the personnel of this Board of Managers should
consist of Doctor Coolidge, Mr. Maltby, and Mr. Minear, the latter
being General Se6retary of the Young Men's Christian Association on'
'To employ a musical director at a salary of not to exceed $2,000 per
year; the entire time of said musical director to be devoted to musical
work, not only to instrumental but.to vocal also.
STo appoint a librarian at a salary not to exceed $1,500 per year, said
Librarian to be an active member of the band, and his duties to cover
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taking charge of all the business affairs, timekeeping, etc., and . t
arrangement and-care of all property of the band, and to act as assist&i
to the Musical Director.
To designate members of the band as "Bandsmen'" and to place th.s!*
on the pay roll at not to exceed $2Q per month and not to exceed i .!iB,:
number 35, these 35 constituting the maximum number for whQsei
services a salary is allowed. That this compensation shall cover th,!
attendance of these musicians for at least eight band meetings peri
month. In case of absence from any of these meetings a deduction is:
to be made of $3.121 on each occasion. I
The Disbursing Officer advises that under the Comptroller's decision' ".!
of October 27, 1906, relative to additional compensation for firemen
for Isthmian Canal Commission employees, it was authorized that:
so much per run and per hour of service be paid, and that the action
of the Chief Engineer in authorizing Doctor Coolidge to employ ..:..
these men, when approved by the Commission, would thus appear to::
be authorized, the pay of these musicians to be handled on regular
In view of'the above memorandum it was :.
Resol/Ve, That the action of the Chief Engineer, in authorizing Dr.. :'
Sumner Coolidge, Acting Director of tthe Isthmian Canal Commission ..i
Band, to engage a director at $2,000 per annum, a librarian at $1,500 .-
per annum, and the payment of $25 per month, or $3.12 per meeting,..
for eight meetings,'to members of said band up to 35 members, said ,.
members to be selected by the director of the band, is hereby approved.
12. The Chairman presented a communication from the Chief Sani-
tary Officer, dated February 9, recommending that Mr. George Hay-..
worth, Chief Timekeeper for the Department of Government and San- j,
station, be paidin the United States for forty-two days' leave of absence,
effective December 17, 1906, without the necessity of returning to the
Isthmus, and resignation take effect at, the expiration'of such leave.
Commissioners Goethals, Gorgas, Sibert, and Rousseau considered.
it advisable to pay Mr. Hayworth in the States, inasmuch as Mr. Hay:.
worth, at the expiration of his leave, was to reenter the Government
service in Habana., Cuba, and voted in the affirmative.
Chairman Stevens and Commissioners Gaillard and Smith voted in :
the negative. The vote being four to three in the affirmative, it was..
Resolved, That in accordance with paragraph 11 of the minutes of:::
the one hundred and thirteenth meeting.of the Commission, payment.-'
for such leave is approved.
13. The. Chairman presented a communication from the Executive:i:
Secretary, dated March 16, recommending that Mr.-Hunter L. John- 'i
son, a clerk in the Department of Law and Government, be paid in.
the United States for sixty days'.leave of absence, effective April 6 i'
1907, without the necessity of returning to the Isthmus, his resign-:i
tion taking effect at. the expiration of such leave., '
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K Upon motion, it was
Resolved, That if Mr. Hunter L. Johnson is granted this leave of
absence, with pay, it will be necessary for him to return to the
Isthmus and collect same.
S14. The Chairman presented the following letter from the Chief
Engineer, and after consideration the authorization recommended was
CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, March 26, 1907.
THE CHAIRMAN ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
COlebra, Canal Zone.
SIR: I have authorized the following buildings since the one hundred and ninth
'meeting, held March 31, 1906, at which meeting a number of buildings were author-
ized by the Commission, but the Commission has not authorized the buildings shown
1 range closet.
Extension boiler shop.
10 standard laborers' barracks, No. 2 (Sosa Hill).
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D. (Sosa Hill).
Gallego mess hall and kitchen (Sosa Hill).
3 range closets (Sosa Hill).
Laborers' bath house (Sosa Hill).
1 cook shed.
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
3 standard laborers' barracks, No. 2.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
Laborers' bath house.
I range closet. r
1 type 8 A house.
2 type 19 improved houses.
Hotel storeroom and cabinet shop.
Hotel waiters' and baggage room.
> '2 .type 5 houses.
10 type 17 houses.
Hotel help quarters.
. ." L..- 8. and sanitary department office.
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Cell building for men.
Cell building for women.
1 type 3 house.
Building department offices and storeroom.
1 type 15 house.
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
I range closet.
5 standard laborers' barracks, No. 2 (hill east of).
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D. (hill east of).
Gallego mess hall and kitchen (hill east of).
2 range closets (hill east of).
Laborers' bath house.
2 standard laborers' kitchens, S. D.
1 type 15 house.
Car repair shed.
5 type 14 houses.
1 type 15 house.
2 type 5'houses.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
1 range closet.
Boiler and blacksmith shop.
1 range closet.
Fire department building.
I standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.,
2 standard laborers' kitchens, S. D.
1 type 8 A house.
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12 type 14 houses.
1 standard laborers' barrack.
Double dry closet.
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
5 type 1i dormitories.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
White police-officers' quarters.
Office building (shops).
S Machine shop.
Transfer table pit.
Car repair shop.
-2 range closets (new shops).
Silver mess kitchen.
5 type 18 dormitories.
Standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
3 type 18 dormitories.
10 type 7 houses.
White laborers' bath house.
1 range closet.
Hotel boiler shed.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
Laborers' bath hbusq.
1 type 18 dormitory.
Galiego mess hall and kitchen.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
S standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
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1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
3 standard laborers' barracks No. 2.
1 type 5 house.
1 standard laborers' barracks.
3 type 18 dormitories.
5 type 14 houses.
1 type 7 house.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
Laborers' bath house.
1 range closet.
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
Laborers' bath house.
1 house type 5.
6 standard laborers' barracks No. 2.
2 laborers' bath houses.
2 standard laborers' kitchens.
Hotel help quarters.
1 type 18 dormitory.
4 range closets.
1 cook shed.
1 type 8 house.
10 standard laborers' barracks, No 2.
2 standard laborers' kitchens, S. D.
Office building for division engineer
Gallego mess hall and kitchen.
5 colored married quarters.
6 range closets.
1 type 8 house.
2 type 18 dormitories.
Revised type A jail.
5 type 14 houses.
1 standard laborers' kitchen, S. D.
2 standard laborers' barracks.
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Deck houAes on old barges.
: Salvation Army barracks.
Washington Hotel storeroom.
Some of these buildings have been completed, while others- are nowi under con-
struction, and I recommend that formal authority be passed at the present meeting
of the Commission covering the authorization of all of- these buildings.
JOHN F. STEVENS,
15. The Chairman laid before the Commission the following letter
of resignation of the Chief Engineer, Mr. John F. Stevens:
CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, March 26, 1907.
The CHAIRMAN, ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
Culebra, Canal Zone.
SIR: I have the honor to present this, as my resignation from the office of the Chief
Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, to take effect April 1, 1907.
JNo. F. STEVENS, Chief Engineer.
In view of Mr. Stevens's resignation and the acceptance of same, it
Resolved, That, whereas Mr. Jno. F. Stevens, Chief Engineer of the
Isthmian Canal Commission, has presented his resignation as Chief
Engineer, which resignation has been accepted as of April 1, 1907,
Col. George W. Goethals be appointed Chief Engineer of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, taking effect April 1, 1907.
Resolvedfurther, That Colonel Goethals shall receive no other salary
as Chief Engineer than he receives as a member of the Isthmian Canal
There being no further business the meeting adjourned, subject to
'the call of the chairman.
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WASHINGTON, D. C., January 11, 1907.
The meeting was called to order at 11 a. m. by the Chairman,
Present: Commissioners Endicott, Hains, and Harrod.
The minutes of the forty-first meeting were read and approved.
'1. The Chairman laid before- the meeting copy of a letter from
Senator J. H. Millard to the Chairman of the Commission, under
date of January 8, stating that it had been referred to the Engineer-
ing Committee for report. The letter follows:
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 8, 1907.
Hon. THEODORE P. SHOTS,
Chairman Isthmian Canal Commission, Washington, D. C.
DEAR SIR: At a meeting of the committee held this morning it was reported by
one of the members that the borings for the locks at Gatun and on the Pacific side
of the Culebra Cut had been found unsatisfactory, and that the proposed lock on the
Pacific side had been changed some 2 or 3 miles from the original point designated.
It has also been reported that the borings at Gatun were found to be very unsatisfac-
tory, and it is the desire of the committee that before Tuesday morning next (when our
regular meeting will be held) you give us full information in regard to the borings at
this point, and also any other borings that may have been had during the past year.
It is the wish of the committee that this be as full and complete as possible, as the
rumor seems to indicate that at Gatun especially the conditions have been found
Respectfully, yours, J. H. MILLARD, Chairman.
On motion, Commissioner Harrod was requested to draft a report
to the Chairman of the Commission, which, with amendments, was
adopted. (The report follows.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 12, 1907.
Mr. T. P. $HONTs,
Chairman Isthmian Canal Commission.
SDEA SI; In compliance with the request of Senator J. H. Millard, Chairman
SSnate Committee on Interoceanic Canals, of date January 8, 1907, referred to .the
Engineering Committee, it has'the honor to transmit the following information con-
: oerning the borings at.Gatun, accompanied by plans of all borings that have been
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made heretofore. This information is as full and complete as possible, incl0,:
everything bearing on the subject of the Senator's letter, which is on file i:W
No. 1. Blueprint showing locations of borings on lock site and dam site at GatI
No. 2. Blueprint showing borings additional to those on sheet No. 1.
No. 3. Blueprint showing profiles of borings on or near the axis of the Gatun d
No. 4. Blueprint showing location ofborings for the Gatun lock site, and thesai.
of the location adopted for the lock. i .
No. 5. Series of six blueprints showing profiles on boring lines todevelop thoide lo'
site at Gatun. .
Nos. 6 and 7. Blueprints showing borings on cross-sectional lines through the I&'is...e
site and the relative position of the lock walls. -
No. S. Blueprint showing the stratification of material and the top of lock wall!i:!
and level of lock floor on a profile along the axis of the locks, and also profiles on":'
parallel lines 170 feet east and west of the axis of the locks. '.
The Commission at its meeting on November 20, 1906, directed the continuance of 'l;:
examinations t.o furnish information for the designing of locks, by sinking test pits'
under the lock walls, and the testing of block samples from these pits to deter miie':
the bearing power of the material and other physical characteristics. ..
-The materials disclosed by the observations of the strata underlying the lock sit'te:
show, below the surface soil, either what is denominated by the engineers in thei;i.
field as induratedd clay," or "chopped sand and clay." These terms may be mi-
leading. The chopped material is different from the induratedd clay" and see .:B
to be a sort of hardpan or conglomerate, either of which will make a good foundaw-2*:..:
tion. Referring to the physical, and not to the geological, character of these formia-'.
tions, the induratedd clay" has a rock-like consistency which resists compresilon- -.
and erosion and makes an entirely satisfactory foundation for the proposed lo4'i ,
structures. This is established by the borings and by the exposures of the material
in the French work at the dry dock at. Cristobal. :
By the term "chopped," in connection with the other material, is designated the:, .
method found most rapid and economical in penetrating it with boring tools. Wile
a diamond drill was used in the so-called induratedd clay," a chopping bit'was.:.
found most useful in the other material. It could have been taken out in cores by .i"
diamond drill, and, in fact,.this process was used at times. The terms are not;::
intended t.o convey an impression of the value of their physical properties for'a lock:i:
foundation. An opinion of the relative values of the two materials for foundation,'"
purposes is expressed in correspondence by Mr. Slevens, Chief Engineer, as follows:.,. ,,.
"It will be noted that under the so-called indurated clay in cross sections 1, 2, and ;.,:iii;
3 exists what is called blue clay and sand-clay, gravel, and'fine sand, etc.
"This material, while not so hard as the so-called indurated clay, is in every,....:
respect an equally good and sufficient foundation, in my opinion, for the locks,~or a.,.
structure of any weight or importance. In fact if there were not a particle ofjndun-.:1. ;S
rated clay in Gatun Hill I would not have the slightest hesitancy in founding theW.
whole structure on this material.
"I beg, in this connection, to inclose, under separate cover, a sample of this mate-*3;.N
rial, which was taken as a core from the borings, as it is found in cross section.l, 1, s
the material underlying the indurated clay, and I think you will agree with me th
there is no doubt whatever as to its-character for foundation purposes. I believe
is as good as indurated clay, and good enough in any case."
We know of no foundation for the report "that the proposed lock on the Pa&i
side has been changed some 2 or 3 miles from the original point designated,"
locks, both at Pedro Miguel and Sosa, occupy substantially the sites chosen by. t
Minority of the Advisory Board. These locations were necessarily.general. Wbet
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special examinations were made, it was found that the rock foundation for the locks
at Pedro Miguel did not extend over the entire area covered by the structures, and a
slight shifting of their position may be advisable, but there have bqen no other
In conclusion, we state that the investigations which the Commission has con-
tinued have thus far led to no disclosure of extraordinary difficulties requiring
changes of previous plans. The continuation of surveys has for its object the com-
plete adaptation of the design of locks and other features of the plan to the existing
surface and subsurface conditions.
'There is nothing in the later examinations made affecting the practicability or
permanence of the Gatun dam.
Very respectfully, MORDECAI T. ENDICOTT,
Chairman Engineering Committee.
2. Consideration was given the ffiscellaneous communications which
had been received since the preceding meeting, and they were dis-
posed of seriatim.
At 12.30 o'clock the Committee adjourned, subject to the call of the
.WASHINGTON, D. C., Jfanuary 22, 1907.
The meeting was called to order at 11.15 a. m. by the Chairman,
Present: Commissiodners Endicott, Hains, and Harrod.
The minutes of the forty-second meeting were read and approved.
1. There was laid before the Committee the report of the General
Counsel of the Commission as to the title and cost of the proposed site
for defensive works on Coco Solo Point, stating that the Fortifications
Committee of the War Department may proceed upon the assumption
That the Government will experience no difficulty with respect to the
.title to the lands in question.
On motion, it was directed that the General Counsel's report and the
accompanying papers be returned to the Office of Administration with
recommendation that they be forwarded to the Chief of Engineers,
U. S. Army.
2. Consideration was given the miscellaneous communications which
had been received since the preceding meeting and they were disposed
At 11.45 a. m. the Committee adjourned, subject to the call of the
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VWASHINGTON, D. C., March 8, 1907., '
The meeting was called to order at 3.30 p. m. by the Chairmai
Present: Commissioners Endicott and Hains.
The minutes of the forty-third meeting were read and approved.:
1. The Chairman laid before the meeting correspondence frdim.i
George Upington, of New York, regarding a new type of dredgecil
which he proposes to construct, and also plans and specifications otffh
the same. '
On motion, all data respecting this dredge was referred to the Office
of Administration for transmission to the Chief Engineer.
2. The Committee considered the communications which had been::
received since the preceding meeting, and they were disposed of inti,
.At 4.45 p. m. the Committee adjourned.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 15, 1907.': .
The meeting was called to order at 10.45 a. m. by the Chairman, "'
Present: Commissioners Endicott and Hains.
The reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting was dispensed:.
The Committee atted upon the miscellaneous communications whic'i.
had been received since the preceding meeting,and thereupon adjourned':!t,%
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ABSENCE, LEAVE OF. See Employees.
ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS. See Districts, Admin istrative.
AMADOR, DR. RAOUL:
Authorized to practice outside of hospital __---------------------
AMBLER, B. S.:
Appointed as member of Joint Commission_------------
Compensation fixed------------------------ --------
Insane. erection of. at Ancon authorized---_----------_
See also Hospitals and Sanitariums.
General Auditor, duties of, defined---- ----------
BAKER, CHARLES H.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized----
Board of Managers for_--_-------- --_____ -__ --
Members of, compensation for ------------------------
Musical'director for-----_--------. _____-----__--
Organization of, memorandum re------------------------------_
Stands for, erection of. authorized------------------------------ 24,
BISHOP, JOSEPH BUCKLIN:
Placed in charge of Washington Office-
Cable of Chairman Stevens re---- --------------
Executive Order re-----------------------------_-
Letter of Secretary of War re---_______---_ __--
Appointed as member of Joint Commission--__----- ---_ _
Compensation fixed ------------------------------------
Given by those who disburse or collect moneys_--------
Premiums on, to be paid by Isthmian Canal Commission -------
To b.e.given to Disbursing Officer--
Construction authorized for-
S Administration building at Ancon ______- __-- __--__----___
Chapel at Ancon__-___-_____-__-______
Lodge halls__------------- -------------------------- 47,48,
Religious, lodge, and other purposes ----------------------_
Geferal Office, Governor's residence o be remodeled as-------
School. purposes. See Schools.
CANAL, ISTHMIAN. See Panama Canul.
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Census of, to be taken -- ----------------.----- ---------------
Governor. See Magoon, Charles E.
Laws of, changes in, effected by acts of Commission approved-----
Penal Code of, amendment of _---------------
CANAL ZONE GOVERNMENT. See Law and Governrmert,'Department of.
To be taken in Canal Zone and Cities of Panama and Colon-----
Erection of, at Ancon authorized---------- ------------------
Construction of buildings to be used as, authorized-------------
Clerical force, Class D, changed_-----------
Classification of. Class D, changed_-------------------------------
Erection of, authorized -----------
Penal, amendment of ----------------------------------------
COLON (CITY) :
Cbnsus of. to be taken----------------
Water system, installation of filtration plant for, authorized_--
Privileges of. extended to employees of State Department ------
COMMISSION, JOINT. See Joint Commission.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. See Employees.
CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF:
Buildings for, construction authorized ---_--- ---- 45, 46, 47,48,
Chief Engineer. See Sterens. John. F., and also Guethals, Lient. Col.
Construction of Canal under-
Form for ----------------- --------_- --
Approval of_------------- _-
Commission ------- -------- ------- ----
President, United States----------------------_--
Supplies and material-
Method of making .defined ----------____---
Officials authorized to execute-----------------------
Installation of electric, on La Boca wharf to be paid for by Commis-
Sion ------------------------------------ -------------------
lEecution of -----------------____ -------_-----------
DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING. See Con-
struction and Engineering, Department of.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, QUARTERS AND 'SUBSISTENCE. See
Labor, Quarters and Subsistence, Department of.
DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND GOVERNMENT. See Law and Govern-
ment, Department of.
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SDEPARTMENT OF SANITATION. See Sanitation, Departmlent of. Page.
Official authorized to make -------------------------------- 23
I. Disbursing Officer, duties of, defined-------------------------- 22
S DISTRICTS, ADMINISTRATIVE:
Division of Canal Zone into-------------------------------------- 40
Officials, manner of appointment,of------------------ --------- 41
Band. See Band.
SDisbursing Officer authorized to take -------------------------- 24
Premiums on. to be paid by Isthmian Canal Commission -------_ 38
Required when employees-collect or disburse money------------- 3S
Classification of. Class D changed --------------------------------- 36
Clubs for, erection of. authoLtized-------------------------------- 24
Conditions of employment-
Eight-hour day------------------------------------ 31
Overtime, allowance of ----------------------------- 31
Payment for time en route computed on eight-hour day-- 28
A Monthly basis, overtime pay not allowed ---------- 29
Payment for leave period not payable until first pay period
after return to duty------------------------------------ 29
Payment not to'be made until after thirty days' service- .. 28
To begin at date of embarkation------------_________ 28
Reduction of force -------------------------------------- 29
Physical unfitness--------------------------------------- 29
Duty, assignment of, vested in head of department in which em-
ployed _------------------------------ ----------- 29
Effective date of-
Approved by Commission ---------- ------------- ------ 36
April 1, 1907------_----------- ---------_ --- 28,35,36
Fixed Py Chief Engineer------------------- ---- --- 35
Leave of absence-
Annual----------- -------_ ---- --_ ------ 29
Failure to report after expiration of --------------------- 30
Holidays ----------------------------------_ 31
Sick or account of injury-----------_--------___--- 31
.Illness, account of-
SCompensation, rules governing payment of --- -- 80
Conditions under which granted--------------- -- 30
SInjury, account of-
SCompensation, rules governing payment of-------- 30
/ Conditions under which granted----_--------- 30
I Payment for-
Conditions permitting, in United States- -------- 29
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Conditions of employment-Continued.
Medical and hospital attendance--------------------- ---_
Commutation in lieu of, while on leave not allowed ------
Married, application for, not to be received until six months'
service ------------------------_----_________ ---29'.--
To' be provided when available ------.----------------- 29 ,i
Government transportation rate to be charged---------- -
Payment to begin from date of actual service on Isthmus--- 29..
Subsistence, commutation in -lieu of, while on leave not allowed_. 30 :i
From port of departure in United States-------- 28 :
To United States upon termination of satisfactory :
service --------------------------- ----3 --
Government rate furnished-
Employees on leave ---------- ----__---------- 29
Members of families of employees---- -------------- 29
Reengaged employees------------------------- -- 29. 2 :j'
Employment of, method of, defined------------------------------- 22 :
Ldave of absence-
Payment of salary for period of, in United States--
Baker, Charles H-----_-----_-----_--_-- ---- _- -25
Hayworth. George .-------------. ------------------ 44
Keedy. J. MI ------------------------------ 32
Lacroisade. Dr. Jean P---- 32 :.------
Lane, Rufus A -------_------------.---------------- 25
Pinckney, V. H -_-_---------------------------- -32
Smith. R. I ---- ------------------------------ 25
Sullivan, J. G--------------------------------------- 31
Johnson, Hunter L__-------------------- --------- 44
Sick and annual, order of Chairman re------------------------ 24
Lodge halls for, construction authorized at-
Cristobal ------------------------------------------- 49
Culebra -------------------------------------- 47
Gorgona -------- ----------------------------------------- 48
Coumutation of, to Natives abolished .. ______ ,.-------- ------ 25 .
Construction of. authorized-
Pormitories ---------------------------------- ------- 47,48
Hospital attendant ---------------- -------- 46
Hotel hell) --------------------------------------- 45, 4:.
Laborers __--------- ----------------------- 45,46,47,48
Married, colored 48------
Married, application for, not to be received until six months'
service ------------------------ ------- "
Recreation. See Clubs and Band. a .:
Salaries, increases in Department of Law and Government1 approved- 87
Traveling expenses, provision for per diem allowance in lieu of,
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EMPLOYMENT, CONDITIONS OF. See Employees. Page.
ENDICOTT, MORDECAI T.:
January 12, 1907, data re borings for Gatun Lock ------------- 51
Minutes of. See Minutes.
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION, DEPARTMENT OF. See Con-
struction and E-ngineering, Department of.
Abolishment of ------------------------------------------ 21
Minutes of. See Minutes.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, CANAL ZONE. See Law and Govern-
ment. Department of.
November 17, 1906, reorganizing work of Commission------------ 21
March 4, 1907. re appointments of John F. Stevens, Chairman,
and Lieut. Col. George W. Goethals as Chief Engineer -------- 38
March 13. 1907, re amendment of Penal Code of Canal Zone----- 42
March 13. 1907. re division of Canal Zone into Administrative
Districts. etc ---------------------------------------- 40
March 13. 1907. re marriages in Canal Zone -------------------- 41
Secretary. of War-
February 21. 1907, increase in salaries of Zone Government em-
ployees approved ----------------------_--------_------- 37
February 28. 1907, acts of Commission effecting changes in Laws
of Canal Zone approved_---------------------------------- 38
February. 28, 1907. bonding of employees and payment of pre-
miums by Canal Commission approved ---------------------- 38
March 4, 1907,- placing Joseph Bucklin Bishop in'charge of Wash-
ington Office -----__------------____- _____________------ 38
'March 12, 1907, appointing B. S. Ambler and Montgomery Blair
as members of Joint Commissiop and fixing compensation- .. 40
March 12, 1907. Patent, trade-mark, and copyright laws of United
States extended to Canal Zone_--------------------------- 39
Bas Relief map of canal authorized constructed for ---------------- 23
Buildings for, construction authorized at-
) Culebra ----------------------------------------- 46
Paraiso ---------------------------------------------------- 46
Coco Solo Point --------------- ----------------- ----- 53
GAILLARD, DAVID DUBOIS:
S Appointment as Commissioner, requested by President-------------- 34
Statutory oath as Commissioner executed March 27,)J90 ---------- 35
GENERAL COUNSEL. See Rogers, Richard Reid.
GOETHALS, LIEUT. COL. GEORGE W.:
Requested, by President_-------------------_------------_ 34
:. ; Resolution of Commission--------------------- _-__ 34, 49
SMember of Commission, Executive order re. -----------. 38
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GOETHALS, LIEUT. COL. GEORGE W.-Continued
Duties as Chief Engineer defined------------------------------
Chief Engineer fixed----------------------------
Member of Commission fixed---------------------- ---
Statutory oath as Commissioner executed March 5, 1907 ------
GORGAS, COLONEL W. C.:
Authorized to attend meeting of New York Academy of Medicine...
Duties as Chief Sanitary Officer defined------- ---
August 9, 1906, re visit of Major Ronald Ross to Isthmus -----
Statutory oath as Commissioner executed March 14, 1907 --------
GOVERNMENT AND LAW, DEPARTMENT OF. See Law and Govern-
ment, Department of.
GOVERNOR OF CANAL ZONE. See Magoon, Charles E.
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized------.
Culebra, addition to, authorized__.- ------------------ -----
Gatun, construction authorized------------- -----________
Santo Tomas. restoration of, additional appropriation for-------
SeQ also Asylums and Sanitariums.
Provision for. See Asylums.
Proposals to construct canal by contract-
Form of, for--------------------__------------ _
Approval of ---------------- -------- ---- -
Rejection of, by-
Commission ---------------------------------- ________
President of United States --_--_ ________
ISTHMIAN CANAL. See Panama Canal.
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
Appointment of John F. Stevens as_-__-_- ___
Duties of, defined------------------------- -----------
Salary of, fixed-------------------------------- __
See also Stevens, John F.
Appointment of Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Goethals as-__-
Duties of, defined--__--------------------
Resignation of John F. Stevens as_----------- ---------
Salary of, fixed------------ -------------------
See also Stevens, John F.. and Goethals. Licut. Col. Geo. W.
Chief Sanitary Officer, duties of, defined.---- ----,--- _----
See also Go'gas, Col. W. C.
Disbursing Officer, duties of, defined _.-----__--
Engineering Committee. See Engineering Committee.
Executive Committee. See Executive Committee.
General Auditor, duties of, defined_ --------------------- _
General Counsel, duties of, defined---------- ----------
General Purchasing Officer, duties of, defined _----_- --
Joint Commission. See Joint Commission.
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Minutes of, See Minutes.
Members of, general duties defined ------ --
Officers, employment of, method defined ----------------------
Panama Railroad Affairs. See Panama Railroad Company.
Reorganization of work of-------- ------------------------
Secretary. See Bishsop, Joseph Bucklin.
-Washington Office. See Washington Office.
See also Resolutions--Isfthian Canal Commission.
JOHNSON, H. L.:
Payment of. leave of absence pay in United States disallowed -
Appointment of two members of------
Authorized to perform marriage ceremonies .----. --
Number of -------- ----_---- --- ---- ----
JUDGES. See Judicial Department.
KEEDY, J. M.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized ----
LABOR, QUARTERS AND SUBSISTENCE, DEPARTMENT OF:
Manager of, duties of, defined ---_ -------------_------------
Barracks for, construction authorized--------------------- 45,46,47,
Employment of, method defined------------------ -----
LACROIlADE, DR. JEAN P.:
Payment of leave of absence pay without returning to Isthmus au-
thorized -------- ---_ ------------
LANE, RUFUS A.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized-----
LAW AND GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF:
Buildings, construction of, authorized-
Jail at Gatun_-__-- ---- -- __ --- ---
Employees, increase in salaries in,' approved .---------------
Fire Department. See Fire Department.
Head of, census to be taken under direction of-----------
See also Rogers, Richard Reid.
Judiciary Department. See Judiciary Department.
Municipalities. See Districts, Administrative.
Police. See Police Department.
Postal Department. See Postal Department.
SRevenues. See Revenues Department.
Water service. See Water.
Canal Zone, amendment of----------------------.----------
Patent, Trade-mark and copyright, of United States extended to
Canal Zone -.---.-- ---- ----
LEAVES OF ABSENCE. See Employees.
.LOCKS. See Pnamma Canal.
Halls for, construction authorized at-
Cristobal -- -------------------------------
Halls for, construction authorized at-Continued.
Gorgona------- ----- ---___ _____ _-___ ___--
MAGOON, CHARLES E.:
September 10, 1906, re visit of Major Ronald Ross to Isthmus___
Construction of bas relief for Jamestown Exposition authorized ---
Celebration of-__----- ------- ------ ---
Quarterly, time of holding fixed-----------------.--.__
See also Minutes.
MILLARD, SENATOR J. H.:
January 8, 1907, re borings for locks at Gatun ------ -_
42nd meeting, Washington, January 11, 1907------ ----
43rd meeting, Washington, January 22, 1907_-------- --
44th meeting, Washington, March 8, 1907------------ ---
45th meeting, Washington, March 15. 1907---------------------
24th meeting, paragraph 2. re granting of per diem in lieu of trav-
eling expenses revoked------- ------- ----- ----
Isthmian Canal Commission-
116th meeting, paragraph 1, re approval of vouchers amended.__
119th meeting, Washington, January 21, 1907-- --------
120th meeting, Washington, February 13. 1907 ---------
121st meeting, New York, February 27, 1907 -------------
122nd meeting. Ancon, March 27, 1907 -----------------
Abolishment of ------------------------ -----
See also Districts, Administrative.
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE:
Chief Sanitary Officer authorized to attend meeting of-------------
November 12, 1906, re sick and annual leave of employees---- .
See also Executive Orders.
OVERTIME. See Employees.
PANAMA (CITY) :
Census of, to be taken------------------------
Water system, installation of filtration plant for, authorized------
Bas Relief Map, construction of, for Jamestown Exposition author-
Construction of, by contract-
Form of invitation for--------------- -----------
Name of contractors submitting. ---- -- _
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Construction of, by contract-Continued.
Commission ------------------------------,----- 34
President of United States -- __------------- -- 33
Laborers. See Laborers.
-Data furnished Senator Millard. ---- ----------- 51
Rumored unsatisfactory --------------------------- 51
Approval by President of changes outlined in-
Minutes li4th Commission meeting, paragraph 7------------ 4
Minutes 116th Commission meeting, paragraphs 6. 7. and 9__ 4
PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY:
Cranes, installation of electric, on La Boca wharf to be paid for by
Commission ------------------------------------------------- 35
Adjustment of obligations with Canal Commission for repairs
to -----------,----- ----------------------------------- 31,30
Water for, rates fixed ---------------------- -----------_ 25
PANAMA, REPUBLIC OF: I
Joint Commission. See Joint Conmmission.
PINCKNEY, V. H.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized ------ 32
Officers of. construction of quarters for, authorized--------------- 47
Building for Post-Office at Gatun, construction authorized --------- 48
PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES. See Roosevelt, Theodore.
Complete construction of canal by contract------------ ------ 4
Form of invitation for--_----------- -------------- ------ 5
Commission ------------------------------------ 34
President, United States_-------------------------------- 33
To be under direction of Superintendent---------------------- 41
Head of, duties defined -------- ----------------------- 22
Employees. See Employees.
Official construction of, for.Police Department, authorized_ -------.. 47
RECREATION. See Clubs and Band.
Collection of, provided foi ----------- ----------- -------- 40
Expenditure of money collected as, provided for-----_--__- ---- 41
Requirements for making------------------------------------_ 23
'REPUBLIC OF PANAMA. See Panama, Republic of.
Adopted --_ --------_----------------------------
Effective.date fixed ------------ ----------_____
Married quarters for, applications for, not to be received
until six months' service --------------------------
State Department, to be extended hotel and commissary
Traveling expenses, per diem in lieu of. provision for,
Goethals, Lieut. Col. George W.-
Appointment of, as Chief Engineer--------__-_
Salary of, as Chief Engineer, fixed_----_---- ____
Hayworth. George, payment of leave of absence pay in United
States authorized --------------------------__------
Hospitals, additional appropriation for restoration of Santo
Tomas, authorized ----_-----------_------ ---------,_'
Johnson, Hunter L., payment of leave of absence pay in United
States disallowed _------------- _--_-- --- .
Construction of bas relief map of, for- Jamestown Exposi-
tion authorized ------------------__----
Proposals to construct by contract-
Bidders to be notified by General Counsel of rejection
of ---------------------- --------
Rejection of ------------------ --------_---
Panama Railroad Company-
Equipment of, plan for adjustment of obligations with Canal
Commission for repairs, etc., approved-----------
Water rates for, fixed -------------.
Ross, Major Ronald, payment of expenses of, in visiting Isthmus,
authorized ------------------------ -------------
/ Supplies, material and. officials authorized to execute contracts
for ----------------------- -----
Collector of Revenues, tax collectors to report to -----------
ROGERS, RICHARD REID:
Duties of, as General Counsel defined --------_------ _---
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Amador, Doctor Raoul, authorized to practice outside of ho- ..i:
Band, organization of, and payment of salaries to members, "...
Census of Canal Zone, Panama, and Colon to be taken-_--__-----
Chief Sanitary Officer authorized to attend meeting of New York
Academy of Medicine -----------------------------..------.. .
Cranes, installation of, on La Boca wharf by Panama Railroad ;.
Company to be paid for by Commission----------------- --5 ..
Deportations from Canal Zone, official authorized to make--..... 28.'.
Bonding of, to Disbursing Officer authorized------------- 24
Classification of Class D changed---------------------- 36 ..:
Conditions of employment--. .
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE: age.
Executive Orders. See Ea-eculive Orders.
February 26, 1907, re rejection of bid to construct canal by con-
tract, and appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Goethals as Chief
Engineer, etc__------------------------------------------ 33
ROSS, DAVID W.:
Duties as General Purchasing-Officer defined ----------------------. 22
ROSS, MAJOR RONALD:
Payment of expenses of, in visiting Isthmus authorized------------ 26
ROUSSEAU, HARRY H.:
Statutory oath as Commissioner executed March 26, 1907 ----------- 35
SALARIES. See Employees.
Construction of barracks for, authorized --------------------------- 49
SANITATION, DEPARTMENT OF:
Chief Sanitary Officer. See Gorgas, Colonel W. C.
Hospitals. See Hospitals.
Taboga, construction of storeroom for, authorized ------------------ 45
See also Asylums and Hospitals.
SANTO TOMAS HOSPITAL. See Hospitals.
Buildings for, construction authorized at-
Culebra 46------------------------------------- 4
Empire------------- --------------------------- 47
Gatun_--------------- ----------- -------------- 4S
Rio Grande ------------------------------------------------ 46
SECRETARY OF WAR. See Taft, William. H.
SIBERT, WILLIAM L.:
Appointment on Commission, President's request for---------------- 34
Statutory oath as Commissioner executed March 27, 1907------------ 35
Statutory oath as Commissioner executed March 27, 1907 ------------ 35
SMITH, R. I.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized ------- 25
Employees of, hotel and commissary privileges extended to---------- 24
STEVENS, JOHN F.:
Appointed Chairman ---------_-------------------------------- 38
March 5, 1907, placing Joseph Bucklin Bishop in charge of Wash-
ington Office_----------------------- ------------------- 39
Duties of, as Chairman defined ---------------------------__ 21
February 13, 1907, re effective date of Conditions of.Employment_ 35
March 26, 1907, re erection of buildings required by different de-
partments -------------------------------------- 45
Mirch 26, 1907, resigning as Chief Engineer---------------- -- 49
Questions referred to-
Re obligations of Panama Railroad Company and Commission
for repairs to equipment, etc- -...... -------------------- 31
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STEVENS, JOHN F.-Continued.
Resignation as Chief Engineer, acceptance of r-------- _-___.__-.
Salary of, as Chairman fixed__----------------------________
Employees. See EmployEes.
SULLIVAN. J. G.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized--------
SUPPLIES, MATERIAL AND:
Contracts for, officials authorized to execute_---------
TAFT, WILLIAM H.:
Executive Orders. See Executive Orders.
March 4, 1907, containing order placing Joseph Bucklin Bishop
in charge of Washington Office_---_---_ ___-- ______
Collection of, provided for ..____-------------------------------.
Employees. See Enployees.
President. See Roosevelt. Theodore.
Correspondence to be forwarded to Chief Engineer -----------
Approval of _-------------------_------ -------
WAR, SECRETARY OF: See Taft, William, H.
Joseph Bucklin Bishop placed in charge of-
Cablegram of Chairman Stevens _--_---- ---_--- --___
*Executive Order ----------------------
Letter of Secretary of War -----------------_------------
Personnel, changes in. approved------------------
Furnished Panama Railroad Company. rates fixed ---------
System, installation of filtration plants for, authorized---------
La Boca. installation of electric cranes on, by Panama Railroad Com-
pany to be paid for by Commission ------------- .--------- .-
WORKS, PUBLIC. See Public Works.
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