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COMMISSION.


ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THIRD MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, Apri, (8, 1907.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 11.30 a. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Sibert. Gaillard,
Rousseau, Gorgas, and Smith.
Absent: Commlissioner Blackburn.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Secretary, Mr. E. P. Shan-
non, as Acting Secretary of this meeting.
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-second meeting were
read and approved, with the exception that the second paragraph of
paragraph 8 was changed to read as follows:
As in the opinion of the General Counsel of the Commission the finds of the
Commission are properly available for such purposes, it is
Rep.ol'ed, etc.
1. The Chairman stated that under the new organization, which is
practically the same as obtained under the former Chief Engineer. Mr.
Stevens, Messrs. William L. Sibert, D. D. Gaillard, and H. H. Rous-
seau would be appointed Supervisory Engineers; the first in charge of
locks and dams along the Canal route; the second in charge of exca-
vation of the Canal prism and dredging, and the third in charge of
Municipal Engineering in the Canal Zone and the cities of Panama
and Colon; in charge of the Division of Motive Power and Machinery
(except Cristobal shops and marine shops) and the Building Construc-
tion Division.
Senator Blackburn will be assigned to supervisory charge under the
Commission of Governmental Affairs; Colonel Gorgas, of the Sanitary
Department, and Mr. Jackson Smith, of the Department of Labor,
Quarters and Subsistence.
The Chairman stated further that in order to expedite the work of
the Commission and to secure a thorough study of all matters requir-
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appointed for the consideration of such matters as may be referred to
them: .
En'/i,' rn, ('-onmimitter.--William L. Sibert, D. D. Gaillard, and.
11. H. Rousseau.
C r,,nittl,,e n Gourv,,intfital Alfflhx. -J. C. S. Blackburn, Jackson
Smith, and H. H. Rousseau.
Ci)nmittef on Sanitary 1latttrs,.-William C. Gorgas, J. C. S.
Blackburn, and H. H. Rousseau.
C' Oili;ftee on Labor, Quar-trs, and Subsistence.--Jackson Smith,.
William C. Gorgas, and William L. Sibert.
The Chairman of the Commission to be Ex-officio Chairman of any
of these Committees that he may attend.
2. Re.sol,,ed, That in compliance with orders received from the Hon-
orable the Secretary of War, relative to the sale of liquors in hotels
owned by the Commission, all lines of liquors on hand, or bought for
such account, that can not be turned over to the Medical Department, <
he sold at cost.
3. Reolved, That under the direction of the Chairman there be pre-
pared and printed, as soon as practicable, a digest, with complete and
carefully prepared index and summary, of all laws, Executive orders,
resolutions of the Isthmian Canal Commission, circulars and general
orders of the Chairman and Chief Engineer that were in effect on
April 1, 1907.
4. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter from Mr.
Jackson Smith, advising that Mr. Edward James, of his Department,
was granted six weeks' leave of absence with pay, effective February
11, 1907. but that Mr. James died in Ancon Hospital while on this
vacation, and recommending that in view of Mr. James's death his
estate be paid this vacation money. It was therefore
Reolved, 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.
At 12.30 p. m., the Commission took a recess until 2 p. m. 'h
The Commission reconvened at 2 p. Inm.
5. Mr. Henry T. Cooke, representing the Panama Street Railway
Company, appeared before the Commission and asked for a revocable
license for constructing and operating an electric railway in anal
Zone territory. After the matter had been thoroughly discussed, it
was
Resolved, First. That the Commission recommends granting the R
revocable license, provided the applicant is able to establish, to the
satisfaction of the Secretary of War, his financial ability to construct
the road.
Second. That the road be so constructed as not to interfere with the .
full use of the highways traversed by it, and that the location.of the
track, method of building and maintaining said road. be approved by
the Chairman of the Commission before construction is comm'enced.
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Third. That the Commission favors for such permit an annual
charge, not to exceed 1 per cent on gross earnings, in addition to the
authorized taxes on property.
Sl.Fourth. All damage to streets, and highways caused by the construc-
tion and operation of its road shall be repaired by the company at its
own expense.


At 4.30 p. m., the Commission adjourned subject to call of the
Chairman.


ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, A/,'! 214, 1902.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 2 o'clock p. in.
Present: Commissioners Goethalq (Chairman), Sibert, G'(illard,
Rousseau, Gorgas, and Smith.
Absent: Commissioner Joseph C. S. Blackburn.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Secretary, Mr. E. P. Shan-
non, Acting Secretary of the meeting.
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-third meeting of the
Commission were approved.
1. The Committee on Sanitation reported that. the question of the
practicability of an inspection of hotels, kitchens, and mess houses,
referred to it at the last meeting, could be arranged; and it was
Resolved, That the District Physician, or a physician authorized by
him, shall make not less than three inspections per week of all the
mess houses, kitchens, and hotels in his district, and as many more as
his other duties will permit, and shall submit a weekly report of the
exact conditions as found to the Head of the Department of Labor,
Quarters, and Subsistence, through the Chief Sanitary Officer.
2. The Chairman presented a communication received from the
Head of the Department of Law and Government, advising that the
resignation of Mr. Burdette Kelly, a former employee of that Depart-
ment, had been accepted, and recommending that Mr. Kelly be paid
the salary due him for twenty-two days' leave of absence granted,
effective December 15, 1906, without the necessity of returning to the
Isthmus.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That inasmuch as Mr. Kelly at the expiration of his leave
was to reenter the Government service at Havana, and. in accordance
with Paragraph 11 of the minutes of the one hundred and thirteenth
meeting of the Commission, payment for such leave is approved.
3. The Chairman presented a communication received from the
Head of the Department of Law and Government, advising that he
had accepted the resignation of Mr. Claude B. Dore, a former employee

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of that Department, and recommending that Mr. Dore be paid the
salary due him for twenty-five days' leave of absence granted him on
November 21, 1906, without the necessity of returning to the Isthm~a.;i,
On motion, it was
Restlved, That, as Mr. Dore left the service voluntarily to accept :..
private employment in New York, the request that he be paid for the :'';
leave of absence referred to without returning to the Isthmus be not
approved.
4. The Chairman stated that the position of Special Agent on the
Isthmus was to be abolished at. the expiration of forty-two days' leave .
of absence, effective April 1, 1907, granted Mr. E. E. Lawson, the ::"
present incumbent, and recommended that Mr. Lawson be paid foi r .-
such leave without returning to the Isthmus.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That, in accordance with Paragraph 11 of the minutes of I
the one hundred and thirteenth meeting of the Commission, payment
for such leave is approved.
5. The Chairman presented a letter, under date of March 18, from .;
Jasper H. Sanford, who was granted six weeks' leave of absence with ;-
pay, February 1, 1907, stating that because of illness he was unable
to return to the Isthmus. and requesting payment in the States for
such leave of absence.
On motion, it was
()Orered, That Mr. Sanford's request be not granted.
(. The Chairman presented a letter from Division Engineer Hol-
combe, dated April 10, stating that Mr. J. Edward Paul, employed as
a clerk, had been found to be suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis
contracted in the service, and recommending that he be given the
reduced rate of transportation to New York and paid in the States for .
accrued leave of absence. '
On motion, it was
Ordered, That Mr. Paul be allowed the reduced rate of transport'
tion from Colon to New York, but that the request that he be paid for
his leave of absence without returning to the Isthmus be not granted. :'
7. The Chairman presented a letter from the Chief Sanitary Officer,-
dated April 3, stating that the resignation of Sister Mary Joseph
McEvoy, who was granted leave of absence on February 13, 1907, had
been accepted, to take effect March 26. As the Mother House of the
Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul, Emmettsburg, Md., had substituted
two other sisters in her place, neither of whom were taken on the -L:
Commission pay rolls, it was
Resolved, That Sister Mary Joseph McEvoy be. paid in the States ..
for the leave in question.
8. The Chairman presented a letter from the Master Builder, stating :
that Mr. H. T. Stancliff, employed as clerk, was granted forty-two days'
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leave of absence with pay, effective December 15, 1906. Later Mr.
Stancliff was transferred to the War Department at Washington and
recommendation was made that Mr. Stancliff be allowed pay for such
leave of absence.
On motion it was
Resolved, That inasmuch as Mr. Stancliff's transfer was purely vol-
untary, the request that he he paid for his leave of absence is not
granted.
9. The Chairman presented a letter from the Chief Sanitary Officer,
under date of April 9, recommending that Edward Duvall, Timekeeper
.at Empire, who had been found to be suffering from Consumption, be.
given leave of absence and notified that his services would be dis-
pensed with at the expiration of such leave, apd that payment for
same would be made without the necessity of his returning to the
Isthmus. It was also recommended that free transportation be fur-
nished.
On motion it wa.-
Ordered, That Mr. Duvall be furnished free transportation to the
States, but that the request that he be granted leave of absence with
pay for same without returning to the Isthmus be not granted.
10. On motion it was
Resolved, That the resolution relative to deportations passed by the
Commission at its one hundred and nineteenth meeting, held at Wash-
ington, D. C., January 21, 1907, be rescinded, and resolution regard-
ing the same matter adopted by the Commission at its seventy-ninth
meeting, held at. Washington, February 20. 1905. be amended to read
as follows:
Whereas the letter of instructions of the President, issued May 9,
1904, conferred upon the Isthmian Canal Commission authority. as
follows:
That the Commission shall have power to exclude from time to time from the
Canal Zone and other places on the Isthmus over which the United States has juris-
diction, persons of the following classes who were not actually domiciled within the
Zone on the 26th day of February, 1904, viz: Idiots, the insane, epileptics, paupers,
criminals, professional beggars, persons afflicted with loathsome or dangerous con-
tagious diseases; those who have been convicted of felony, anarchists; those whose
purpose it is to incite insurrection and others whose presence it is believed by the
Commission would tend to create public disorder, endanger the public health, or in
any manner impede the prosecution of the work of opening the Canal; and may cause
any and all such newly arrived persons or those alien to the Zone to be expelled and
deported from the territory controlled by the United States, and the Commission
may defray from the Canal appropriation the cost of such deportation as necessary
expenses of the sanitation, the police protection of the Canal route, and the preser-
vation of good order among the inhabitants.
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Isthm.ian4 Canal Co,'minssion, That the Chairman of
said Commission is hereby directed to enforce the requirements of the
foregoing Executive Order, and is hereby authorized to exercise for
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and in behalf of said Commission the authority conferred upon the
Commission and properly to be exercised by it under that portion
of the President s instructions hereinbefore set forth.
Re-solve(d furtht-er That the Head of the Department of Labor,
Quarters, and Subsistence is authorized to deport those persons who
are certified by the Chief Sanitary Officer to be chronically sick, and
to incur on behalf of the Commission the necessary expense incident
to such deportation.

11. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter, under date
of April 23. from Judge H. A. Gudger to Executive Secretary Reed,
and a letter, under date of April 10, from Executive Secretary Reed
to the Chairman, recommending that a new house be built for Judge
Gudger at Aneon.
The Commi.sion considered the action of the former Executive Com-
mittee and the facts leading to the erection of a house for Judge Godger
at Empire, and, after discussion, it was

Resolr(d, That the request of Judge Gudger for the construction
of a new house for him at, Ancon is not approved.
12. The Chairman presented the following letter from Mr. David
C. O'Connor, Superintendent of Schools:
ANCoN, April 18, 1907.
The CHAIRMAN I'rnTMIAN CANAL Co.INMISIlON,
(Through the Executive Secretary. i
SIR: In view of the fact that the National Educational Association holds its 50th
annual session at Los Angeles, Cal., the first week in July, and that I have been an
active member of this association since 1893, and further, that it would seem fitting
that the Canal Zone Public schools might be represented in this meeting, I respect-
fully request an extension of twenty days' leave of absence with pay, beyond my
regular authorized leave of absence, and such necessary expenses as railroad fare,
sleeping car and hotel bill, from Grove City, Pa., where I expect to spend my vaca-
tion, to Los Angeles, Cal., and return.
Estimated railroad and sleeping car fare, Grove City to Los Angeles and
return -..-..--......-......--------...-............--..... --........- $90.00
Estimated hotel bill ............................................---..--.. 60.00

Total...-------......--..... --------- -.....--..--- ................. 150.00

The association includes representatives from all the States in the Union, as well
as from the principal nations of the world, and the questions discussed there throw
much light on such problems as school organization, management, and economy.
I should be glad of an opportunity to discuss the Canal Zone school problems with
others engaged in the same line of work who may have had similar experiences in
other parts of the world.
The granting of this request would necessitate my departure from theIsthmusbn or
about June 15. It would come at a time, however, when the work of the school year
will have been practically finished, and my return would be early enough toget well
in hand affairs pertaining to the opening of schools in the autumn.
Very respectfully,
DAVID C. O'CONNOR,
Szp)rrinlendent of &hools.


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After the discussion, it was-
Resolved, That Mr. O'Connor be not authorized to attend the meet-
ing of this association at the expense of the Commission.
13: The matter of application of the new rules and regulations
covering the granting of leave of absence and sick leave, adopted by
the Commission at its one hundred and twentieth meeting, held on
February 13, 1907, was discussed, and upon motion it was
Resolved, That in individual cases where the enforcement of such
rules and regulations would result in injustice to employees who came
to the Isthmus under contracts of employment containing conditions
different from those set forth in the new rules, final decision shall rest
with the Chairman.
14. Whereas it appears from statistics prepared by the officers that
the amount of transportation on the Panama Railroad furnished to
officials and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission on the
Isthmus at one-half the regular passenger rates exceeds the lump sum
of $6,000, authorized by resolution of the Commission at its one hun-
dred and fifteenth meeting, held November 15, 1906; therefore be it
Resolved, That beginning with the month of April, 1907, and there-
after until statistics again warrant change, the lump sum of $7,000
per month be paid by the Commission for the transportation of their
officials and employees on the regular scheduled trains of the Panama
Railroad Company: Provided, however, That such Inmp-sum allow-
ance per month shall not include the Railroad Company's proportion
of the rate from New York to Panama on through business, but, on
the contrary, that, as. formerly, the sum of $1.20 per passenger shall
be allowed and paid for the transportation of the Commission's
employees en route from New York to Panama.
15. Whereas it is the intention of the sisters now on duty at the
Santo Tomas hospital to resign, it is
Resolved, That the Chief Sanitary Officer be, and he is hereby,
authorized to employ two (2) American nurses at salaries in accord-
ance with those paid at Commission hospitals. The Chief Sanitary
Officer is also authorized to regulate salaries of internes employed at
the Santo Tomas Hospital to correspond with salaries paid internes of
Commission hospitals.
16. Whereas in the construction of the Isthmian Canal it becomes
necessary to relocate a part of the Panama Railroad main line and
terminals, for the reason that it will become necessary to abandon a
said part of the main line and terminals of the Panama Railroad, it is
therefore
Resolved, That all expenditures incurred either by the Panama
Railroad Company or by the Isthmian Canal Commission on account
of the relocation of the Railroad and its terminals shall be paid out of
the appropriations made by the United States Congress for the con-
struction of the Canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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17. Resoled, That the following agreement, dated March 27, 1907, *
between the Compania Trasatlantica Espanola (Spanish Line), of Bar-
celona, Spain, of the one part. and Le Roy Park, representing the
Isthmian Canal Commission, of the other part, covering the transpor-
tation in the steamers of said Company of laborers from Spain and .
the Canary Islands to the Isthmus of Panama, is hereby approved: .,

Agreement between the Comipania Trasutlantica E.spanola de Barcelona, of Barcelona,
.Spain, anlz Le Roy Park, represeniatin;e of the Itllhuian Canal Commnission, Tashing-
ton, D. C.

For the transportation of laborers from such ports as are hereinafter mentioned, to
Colon, Republic of Panama, for account of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the
following terms are agreed upon:
1. The Compania Trasatlanticn undertakes to convey by any of its boats making
regular voyages from ports hereafter mentioned to Colon, any workmen engaged
by the Isthmian Canal Commission or its representative (in accordance with Arti-
cles 8 and 9 of this Agreement), and presented for embarkation at Barcelona, Cadiz,
or any of the three ports of call in the Canary Islands, at the rate of $35 U. S. G.
(thirty-five dollars United States gold) from Barcelona and Cadiz and $30 U. S. G.
(thirty dollars United States gold) from the Canary Islands. In case of families,
wives and grown-up dependents to have same rate; children under three years of
age (one per family) to he conveyed free of charge; three to eight years, one-fourth
passage; eight to twelve years, one-half passage.
2. The Agent of the Compania Trasatlantica at any of the mentioned points will
issue to the passengers for account of the Isthmian Canal Commission presented
by recruiting Agents, regular third-class tickets and he or the Company's Agent at
Colon shall make a bill against the Local Auditor of the Isthmian Canal Commission,
Colon, covering the number of tickets issued, at the agreed rate, attaching to this bill
a copy of the passenger list of such passengers. There shall also be attached to this
bill a receipt of the Agent of the Commission receiving such passengers at Colon, it
being understood and agreed that the Isthmian Canal Commission shall only pay the
Compania Trasatlantica the passage of those workmen actually delivered to an
Agent of the Isthmian Canal Commission on board the steamers of the Company
before docking in Colon Harbour, except it is agreed that in case of death of a pas-
senger en route, from any natural cause not due to negligence or culpability of
Officers, Agents, or Men employed by the Company or force majeure, the Isthmian
Canal Commission shall pay the pa-sage of such deceased passenger or passengers.
3. It is agreed that an Agent of the Isthmian Canal Commission shall be prepared :
to go aboard Company's ships on notice of Company's Agent of arrival of the ship
in Colon Harbour. .
4. It is further understood that the Isthmian Canal Commission accepts for its
account only male adults, and therefore Agents of the Company should require
advance payment of the passage money for children and female passengers.
5. In case, at a future date, the Isthmian Canal Commission shall find it necessary
to repatriate any such passengers to the ports mentioned then the Company's ships
shall receive the preference and the same rates will be allowed.
6. It is understood that the rates of passage mentioned above represent the actual .
transportation fare alone, the taxes levied on passengers in Spain and abroad not
being included, it being likewise understood that none of these shall be paid by the
Compania Trasatlantica the Isthmian Canal Commission being responsible for the ::.:
payment of same. .
7. It is understood and agreed that the maintenance and accommodation fur-,
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furnished to third-class or Emigrant passengers on the boats of the service men-
tioned.
8. The Compania Trasatlantica will reserve in each ship accommodation for one
hundred labourers for account of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the Agents of said
Commission advising the Head Office of said Company in Barcelona fifteen days pre-
vious to the date of steamer's regular sailing day from Barcelona, as to the number
of berths they will require and the ports of,embarkation for each respective voyage.
Should said number be inferior to 100 berths, the Compania Trasatlantica shall be
at liberty to dispose of the remaining ones, and should it be larger than one hundred
the Compania Trasatlantica shall have the option of taking such additional number
as it may desire.
9. It. is understood and agreed that so long as the Compania shall afford accom-
modation for the number of workmen mentioned in Clause eight, for account of the
Isthmian Canal Commission shipments of such passengers shall be made by the
boats of the Compania Trasatlantica, but it is understood and agreed that, at any
time it may be necessary, on account of the failure of the Company to provide
accommodation for the aforesaid number of emigrants the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission is at liberty to provide such other means of transport as may be necessary
for those not finding accommodation.
10. The Compania Trasatlantica being responsible for the passengers who desert
in the ports of call previous to arrival at Colon, the Isthmian Canal Commission will
aid, so far as lies in its power, the Compania Trasatlantica to find the means of
avoiding said desertions and to obtain from the respective Governments the protec-
tion necessary for carrying out said means, but without assuming any obligation or
responsibility for the desertions or for failure to secure the return of any deserters
on board ship or their delivery at Colon.
11 This agreement to become effective March 31st, 1907, and to continue in effect
until terminated by notice of either party of not less thanininety days.
Signed in quadruplicate:
COM PA IA TRA.SATLANTICA EL A IIMINISTR.ADOR-GERENTE.
MANUEL EIZ.AGLIERRE.
ISTHMIAN CANAL CoMMISSION,
By LE ROY PARK, .-gent.
BARCELONA, MarcIh ?', 1907.

18. Resolved, That the following agreement, dated March 7, 1907,
between Stilley W. Settoon, representing the Department of Labor.
Quarters, and Subsistence of the Isthmian Canal Commission, of the
one part, and Sainte Croix de la Ronciere, a citizen of the Republic of
France, of the other part, covering the recruiting in and the shipping
from the Island of Guadeloupe by the said Sainte Croix de la Ronciere
of able-bodied laborers to the Isthmus of Panama for work on the
Canal, is hereby approved:
AMERICAN CONSULAR SERVICE,
Office of the American Consulate, Guadeloupe.
Personally came and appeared before me, this seventh day of March, 1907, Stilley
SW. Settoon, a citizen of the United States of America, Special Agent Labor, Quar-
ters, and Subsistence Department of the Isthmian Canal Commission, and Sainte
Croix de la Ronciere, a citizen of the Republic of France, and together, in our pres-
ence and of subscribing witness, have entered into the following agreement, viz:
That the said Sainte Croix de la Ronciere shall at once establish on the Island of
Guadeloupe a French Colony, a Bureau of Recruitment for the purpose of securing
for services of the Isthmian Canal Commission able-bodied laborers free of infectious
diseases. And it is understood for the services to be rendered and the maintenance






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of Bureau, the said Sainte Croix de la Ronciere shall receive for each and every able- *
bodied laborer recruited in Guadeloupe and delivered by steamer engaged to tran;. *..
port, on wharf Colon, Republic of Panama, same to be. received and counted -by
representative of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence Department, Isthmian Canal Com- ". ...i
mission, the sum of Two ($2) dollars, United States Currency, and the payments for ::-
to be made by the Canal Zone Disbursing Department of the Isthmian Canal Con- m
mission on presentation of properly executed voucher, certified as true and correO.t
by Manager Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence for Isthmian Canal
Commission (Form of voucher on which payment will be made to be furnished by .
Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence or Disbursing Department).
It is well and distinctly understood by the said Sainte Croix de la Ronciere that
the allowance of Two ($2) dollars, United States Currency, for every able-bodied
laborer secured by his Bureau and received by the Representative of Labor, Quar-.
ters, and Subsistence, on Wharf at Colon, from steamer or steamers to be provided
by the Isthmian Canal Commission for transportation of laborers, Shall cover all of
the following items of expense:
1st. Wage or compensation of said Sainte Croix de la Ronciere.
2d. Wage or compensation (Government Officials) necessary to employ.
3d. Wage or compensation of Medical Examiner.
4th. Wage of Clerical help, janitor, and messenger service for Bureau of Recruit-
ment.
5th. Rent of building to be used as Recruiting Station and examination of men.
It is also understood by all concerned that Stilley W. Settoon, Special Agent rep-
resenting interests of Isthmian Canal Commission, is to have complete supervision
of Recruitment Bureau to be established by Sainte Croix de la Ronciere for securing
laborers as per terms and conditions already set forth for the Isthmian Canal Serv- ,
ice, that all employees, Medical Examiner, clerical and otherwise can only hold posi-
tions by and with his (Settoon) consent and approval.


S. W. SETTOON,
For account Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence Department
Isthmian Canal Commist
STE. CROIX DE LA RONCIERE
I For account of Sainte Croix de la Ronc
Witnesses:
G. B. CORADIN.
J. VWouv.


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I, Joseph O. Florandin, American Vice and Deputy Consul, Acting Consul, at
Guadaloupe, French West Indies, certify that this document has been issued by me
and signed in triplicate by interested parties and Witnesses thereto. In Witness
thereof find affixed hereto our hand and seal of office this 7th day of March, 1907.
JOSEPH 0. FLORANDIN,
A .merican Vice and Deputy Consul.

19. Whereas the facilities at Colon and Cristobal for feeding and
housing large bodies of laborers from abroad and gold employees from
the United States are inadequate, it is

Resolved, That the Head of the Department of Labor, Quarters, and
Subsistence is authorized to incur the necessary expense for, and not
to exceed, supper, lodging, and breakfast on board the steamers upon
which these people arrive when such steamers arrive too late for them
to be sent to their stations on the last regular train of the Panama


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Railroad on the day of arrival. This expense to be a recruiting
expense, and the Disbursing Officer of the Commission is authorized
to pay same upon vouchers properly certified and supported, and to
be retroactive so as to include items due the Panama Railroad for such
services since January 1st, 1906.
20. The Chairman advised that the offices of Assistant Chief Engi-
neer and Principal Assistant Engineer were abolished April 12, 1907.
Upon motion, it was
Resolved, That the action of the Chief Engineer in abolishing those
offices is approved.
21. Upon the recommendation of the Chief Sanitary Officer, reso-
lution 9 of the Minutes of the Twenty-third Meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, held at Ancon, Canal
Zone, July 17, 1906, was amended to read as follows:
The following regulations shall govern the treatment of all persons by the physi-
cians and in the Hospitals of the Health Department of the Government of the
Canal Zone:
A. Officers and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission or of the Govern-
ment of the Canal Zone:
1. All officers and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission or the
Government of the Canal Zone who may become sick on the Isthmus of Panama
during their term of employment, shall receive medical attention at the hos-
pitals or dispensaries and, where necessary, medical and surgical treatment at
a hospital, free of charge.
2. A charge of $1 shall be made for each visit by a physician of the Health
Department to an employee at his home or quarters, provided that if he is
unable to go to a dispensary no charge shall be made for the first visit to such
employee.
3. Employees who, at their own request, are treated in a special ward shall
be charged $1 per day for such treatment, and thbse who, at their own request,
are treated in a private room shall be charged $1.50 per day for such treat-
ment. Special nurse will be charged for at the rate of $3 per day; special serv-
ant at the rate of $1 per day.
4. Any employee furnished any special appliance or apparatus, such as
spectacles, etc., shall be required to pay the cost thereof, plus 10 per cent,
unless such special appliance or apparatus is made necessary by injury sus-
tained or illness contracted in the performance of his duty.
B. Employees of Municipalities:
Employees of Municipalities of the Canal Zone shall be treated in all respects the
same as employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
C. Employees of the Panama Railroad Company:
Employees of the Panama Railroad Company shall be treated in all respects upon
the same basis as employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
D. Families of employees:
1. The members of the family of any employee of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission or the Government of the Canal Zone may consult any of the physi-
cians of the Health Department at any of the hospitals or dispensaries. There
shall be no charge for such treatment.
2. A charge of $1 shall be made for each visit of a physician to a member of
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3. Members of families of employees whose pay is more than $50 gold per
month may receive treatment in any of' the hospitals for a charge of $1 per
day. For families of employees receiving $50 gold and less per month, the
charge shall be 30 cents gold per day.
4. For the use of a private room and for other special attention, the charges
shall be the same as for an employee.
5. No charge shall be made for surgical operations performed on members


of employee's families. For obstetrical cases in the families of employees
receiving more than $50 gold per month, treated at their homes, a charge of'
$25 shall be made. In the families of employees receiving less than $50 gold
per month,' a charge of $10 shall be made under the same circumstances. No
charge shall be made for obstetrical cases in hospitals in this class of cases
other than the ordinary charge in other cases of sickness.
E. Employees of any corporation or firm having a contract for work to be per-
formed on the Isthmus under the Isthmian Canal Commission receiving more than
$100 gold per month and members of families of such employees shall he treated as
pay patients; those receiving $100 gold and less per month shall be treated as
employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission and their families shall be treated
as families of employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
F. Families of railroad employees:
Members of the families of railroad employees may be admitted to a hospital and
treated at dispensaries on the same basis as members of families of employees of the
Isthmian Canal Commission.
G. Families of Municipal Officers:
Members of the families of Municipal Officers may be admitted to a hospital and
treated at the dispensaries on the same basis as the members of the families of
employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
H. Indigent sick of Panama:
The indigent sick, lepers, and insane of Panama shall be admitted to such hospi-
tals as may be designated for their recel$tion and treatment upon request, of author-
ized officials of the Republic. A charge of 30 cents per day, as fixed by the Secre-
tary of War, shall be made for the medical and surgical treatment of such persons, a
monthly itemized bill to be rendered against the Republic.
1. Indigent residents of the Municipalities:
1. Such indigent sick of the Municipalities, as also any insane person or
leper who is a permanent resident of a municipality, shall be admitted to such
hospitals as may be designated for their reception and treatment, upon request
of a mayor of a municipality. A charge of 30 cents per day shall be made for
the medical and surgical treatment of any such persons, a bill therefore to be
rendered monthly against the municipality.
2. Other indigent sick on the Zone, in Colon, or Panama, may be admitted to
the hospitals on the order of the Chief Sanitary Officer.
J. Isolation of contagious diseases:
Persons having or suspected of having contagious or infectious disease, and who
are sent to a hospital for the protection of the public, shall receive such medical and
surgical treatment as may be necessary without charge.
K. Pay patients:
1. Pay patients shall include all persons treated by a physician of the Health
Department or admitted to a Health Department hospital not otherwise
described in these regulations. They may be treated by Health-Department
physicians and admitted to Health Department hospitals, so far as the facili-
ties of the Health Department will permit without interfering with the treat- -
ment of employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission.


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2. The charge to be made such patients shall be as follows:
Professional visit at hospital or dispensary ..................... $3
Professional call--........-- .................... ............... 5
Hospital treatment, per day ................................... -.2
Consultation ................................................. 5
In private room ---...........-........-...................... 4
Special nurse, per day ............................... ........ 3
Special servant, per day ...................................... 1
Operations of minor surgery ................................ 5 to 100
Operations of medium severity (surgery of the extremities,
etc.) --....---- ...... .--.............-.........-....... 100 to 300
Major operations laparotomyy, trephine, etc.) ....... from $250 upward
3. Any pay patient may employ any physicians desired by such patient,
and such physicians may have access to such patient and the use of all supplies
and conveniences of the hospital, subject to the following regulations:
(a) That the physician shall have the permission of the superintendent of
the hospital for the admission of the patient in question, the assignment of
bed, ward, or room and terms of payment being arranged with the superin-
tendent.
(b) That the hours of visit shall be arranged with the superintendent so as
not to interfere with the hospital administration.
(c) That such supplies and medicines prescribed as are not in the hospital
stock shall be procured elsewhere by the physician.
(d) A charge of not less than $5 and not more than $10 will be iade for
the use of the operating room.
(e) Any person who accompanies a patient shall be charged $1 a day if they
occupy the same room, but if separate room be furnished he shall be charged
as if a patient.
L. Miscellaneous:
1. All charges fixed by these regulations are in United States currency, and
all money collected hereunder shall be accounted for as public money.
2. The charges fixed include, in all cases, such medicines and surgical dress-
ings as may be necessary.
3. The family of an employee shall be understood to include those persons
who are members of his immediate household and dependent upon him.
4. Nothing contained in these regulations shall be construed to alter or
change the duties of police physicians as prescribed by police regulations.
5. In cases of emergency and where humanity or the public good requires
it, a physician may depart from these regulations, but in each such case a
special report of such departure should be made to the Chief Sanitary Officer.
6. Except as provided in the preceding paragraph, these regulations are
intended to supersede all regulations and orders now in force on the subject to
which they relate.
7. In special cases the charges provided herein may be reduced by the Chief
Sanitary Officer. .
8. Persons admitted to canal hospitals whose cases do not fall under above
regulations shall be charged for as pay patients.
In this connection the Chief Sanitary Officer requested such a modification
of L-2, same regulations, as would enable physicians employed by the Com-
mission to look after pay patients, not employees of the Commission, and to
make charges theiefor, retaining such fees as compensation for such service.
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The Chief Sanitary Officer was requested to arrange, if possible, to furnish gold
employees having their families on the Isthmus medical attendance free of charge .'
when such employees are sick in quarters. "
22. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter from the Chief .
Sanitary Officer, in which letter it was recommended that all building .
on hospital grounds pertaining to the hospitals be placed exclusively
under the charge of the Superintendents of such hospitals, and further,
that the assignment of living quarters in such hospital grounds be
taken out of the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor, Quarters,
and Subsistence.
After discussion, it was
Resolved, That all living quarters distinctly and definitely within
the hospital grounds shall be regarded as for the use of hospital ten-
ants, doctors, nurses, etc., but that the assignment of same shall
remain under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor, Quarters,
and Subsistence, as directed in the Executive Order of November 17,
1907.
23. The Chairman called a meeting of the Commission, to be held :
at the Hotel Tivoli, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 27, to meet
a delegation of business men from the Southern and Central Western
States.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.



ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING.

ANCON, CANAL ZONE, April 27, 1907.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 2 o'clock p. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Sibert, Gaillard,
Rousseau, Gorgas, and Smith.
Absent; Joseph C. S. Blackburn. -
Commissioner Rousseau acted as Secretary of the meeting.
1..The following regulations providing for certain taxes and
licenses, and also regulations respecting sale of intoxicating liquors
on the Canal Zone, were read and approved: :-
By authority of the President of the United States the following regulations
providing for certain taxes and licenses in the Canal Zone shall be in force on -
and after May 1, 1907: ., .
SECTION 1. All ordinances and resolutions heretofore enacted by any munie-
ipal council of the Canal Zone and now in force in the Canal Zone or any part : ,i
thereof, so far as they provide for the collection of taxes and the issue of
licenses-except such as relate to the issue of licenses for the sale.uf intoxi--
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construed to affect any outstanding licenses issued conformably to the laws and
regulations now or heretofore in force, or to require the payment of any tax
provided for herein upon any article or for the doing of any act upon or for
which a tax has already been paid, until such license shall have expired or
have been revoked, or until the expiration of the period for which such tax
has been paid.
SECTION 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to have
in his or its possession any of the articles or things hereinafter enumerated, or
to conduct or engage in any business herekiafter mentioned, without obtaining
the license or paying the tax provided for herein. Applications for licenses to
conduct any business or for the enjoyment of any privilege under these regula-
tions, shall be in writing, addressed to the District Collector of the district in
which it is desired to conduct the business or enjoy the privileges, and stating
the location of the proposed business or privilege. All licenses and taxes pro-
vided for herein shall be issued or received by the District Tax Collector.
Licenses and taxes provided for in these regulations shall authorize the conduct
of the business or the exercise of the privilege within the administrative district
only for which the licenses are issued or the taxes paid.
SECTION 3. There shall be levied each year upon the rental value of all build-
ings and structures and upon all improvements upon agricultural and grazing
lands-including as improvements: clearings, fences, and plantations-a rental
tax equal to five per centum of the annual rental derived or that should be
reasonably derived therefrom.
SECTION 4. The owner of buildings, structures, or improvements upon the said
land, or the occupant making the same, shall be primarily responsible for the
said rent.
SECTION 5. Rents and Profits from public property.-(a) The charge for
rental of agricultural land shall be three dollars ($3.00) per hectare per annum:
Provided, That if it shall appear at the end of the first year's occupancy of any
such agricultural land that the tenant thereof has improved the same, by culti-
vation or the construction of buildings, to the value of fifty dollars ($50.00)
per hectare, he shall be granted the free use of the land for the second year of
such occupancy.
(b) The charge for the' privilege of cutting firewood from public land shall
be twenty-five (25) cents per cord of one hundred and twenty-eight (128)
cubic feet.
(c) The charge for the privilege of burning charcoal upon public land shall
be two and one-half (2j) cents per bushel for the charcoal burned.
(d) The charge for the privilege of gathering shells from public lands shall be
one dollar ($1.00) per month for each person.
(e) The charge for the privilege of occupying space in the public markets shall
be fixed as to each market by the Collector of Revenues and the Superintendent
of Public Works jointly.
SECTION 6. Licenses.-The following charges shall be made for licenses:
For keeping a dog, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for each male dog, and
three dollars ($3.00) for each female dog per year : Provided, That dogs used for
watch dogs on farms in the country and not permitted to run at large shall not
be subject to taxation. The owner of each dog licensed shall keep the animal
in good condition, and in case the dog contracts a contagious, infectious, or
loathsome disease, it shall be the duty of the owner to kilrit immediately. There
shall be attached to the neck of each dog licensed a tag, to be supplied by the
District Collector without charge to the owner of the dog, upon which shall
appear the name of the administrative district, the period for which the license
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is issued, the. number of the license, and the words "Dog License." Any db g.
found at large not wearing such tag shall be taken up by the police and kept during':::
three (3) days in a proper place, after which, if the owner shall not appear to*;
claim the dog, it shall be killed by the police. If the dog is reclaimed by the
owner, he shall pay one dollar ($1.00) fine and the license fee if unpaid.
SECTION 7. (a) For maintaining for hire a public coach or carriage for.the
transportation of passengers, $1.25 per month. For maintaining for hire a pub-
lic cart or dray for the transportation of baggage or freight, one dollar per month.
(b) For operating and maintaining any public restaurant, cantine, lunch:
counter, hotel, inn, and boarding or lodging house, one dollar per month.
(c) For carrying on the business of a peddler, $2.50 per month: Provided, That
no license shall be required where only articles of food are sold.
(d) For carrying on the business of an auctioneer, $12.50 per month.
(e) For maintaining a public billiard table or bowling alley, $.5.00 per quarter.
(f) For public horse races, $10.00 for each day.
(g) For maintaining a public dance hall, $10.00 per month.
(h) For carrying on the business of a pawnbroker, $10.00 per month.
(i) For conducting theatrical and like amusements tendered the public; for
which an admission fee is charged:
(1) Circuses, menageries and caravans under canvas, $25.00 for the first
day, and $5.00 for each additional day exhibitions are given.
(2) Minstrel, musical, variety, athletic, and all other similar shows or exhi-
bitions given under canvas or within an enclosure, $5.00 for each performance
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engaged in similar business or professions, performing in the public highway
or from house to house, $1.00 per month for each person.
(j) For maintaining a merry-go-round for hire, $25.00 per month. -.
(k) For operating a hurdy-gurdy, street piano, or hand organ, $1.00 per
month.
SECTION 8. Tax oti Consumnption of Commercial Commodities.-(a) The fol- "
lowing taxes shall be charged and collected on the slaughter of animals for food:

Each bull or steer---------------------------------------------- $4.00
Each cow___------------------ ----------------------------- 3. 00
Each calf------------------------------------------------2.00
Each hog---------------------------------------------------- 1.50
Each sheep -------------------------------------------- 00
Each goat ---------- ------------------------------------- 50 :

(b) For the sale of meat within the Canal Zone from animals killed out-
side of the Zone, there shall be charged and collected a tax of one cent a pound.. ;
(c) A tax of one-half of one per cent of the value of the stock on hand on i .
the first day of the month in any store, shop, or booth where dry goods, hard- .i-
ware, drugs and medicines, and other similar articles of commerce are offered.::.
for sale, shall be charged and collected monthly; provided that the minimunrm" ':
tax shall be one dollar per month, and provided further, that no tax shall .be .
collected on groceries and articles of food.
(d) For the retail sale of soda water or other aerated waters from .Any ...
fountain or booth, there .hall be collected a tax of $2.00 a month. '
(e) For the sale of soda water, other aerated waters, and ice cream from ft:
cart or other vehicle, there shall be charged and collected a tax of $lO00 a montt. "- ;i!
(f) For the retail sale of tobacco in any form there Ahall be charged t.d' .,
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SECTION 9. Poll Tax.-Each male, a permanent resident of the Canal Zone,
between the ages of 18 and 60 years, shall be required to pay a poll tax of $2.00
yearly in advance. The tax shall be due and payable January 1 of each year,
and shall be delinquent January 31; provided that any person may, by working
two days on public improvements in the Canal Zone, under the direction of the
Superintendent of Public Works, and presenting to the District Tax Collector a
certificate of such work, be relieved from the payment of this tax.
SECTION 10. Weights and Measures.-The fee for sealing any set of weights
or measures shall be twenty-five cents.
SECTION 11. Unless otherwise stated, annual taxes and licenses shall be due
and payable the first day of July; semiannual taxes and licenses the first days
of July and January; quarterly taxes and licenses the first days of July,
October, January, and April; and monthly taxes and licenses the first day of
each month. The tax or license for any part of any period herein named shall
be the same as for the full period.
SECTION 12. All taxes and licenses fixed herein shall be payable in advance.
SECTION 13. All amounts referred to herein are in United States currency.
SECTION 14. Any person violating any provision of these regulations shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction in any district court of
the Canal Zone, be punished by fine not exceeding $25.00 or imprisonment not
exceeding 30 days, or both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.




REGULATIONS RESPECTING THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS IN THE CANAL ZONE,
ISTHMUS OF PANAMA.

By authority of the President of the United States the following regulations
respecting the sale of intoxicating liquors within the Canal Zone. Isthmus of
Panama, will be in force on and after June 1, 1907:
SECTION 1. All laws and regulations heretofore adopted governing the sale
of intoxicating liquors, or the issue of licenses therefore, are hereby repealed,
and the following substituted therefore. But these regulations shall not affect
any outstanding license issued conformably to the laws and regulations now
or heretofore in force.
SEcTioN 2. It shall be unlawful for any person or any employee or agent of
such person to conduct or maintain any saloon, bar, or drinking place, or to
keep in stock, sell, serve, give away, or otherwise dispose of any fermented or
distilled vinous, malt, or spirituous beverages or liquors, unless the proprietor
shall have first obtained a license therefore.
SECTION 3. A license for a period not exceeding one year, terminating the 30tb
day of June, may be issued to a person or persons of good character, authorizing
him or them to keep and maintain, at a definite location and place specified in
the license, subject to these regulations, a saloon, bar, or drinking place for
the sale of intoxicating liquors, including thereunder fermented, vinous, malt,
and spirituous beverages, in quantities less than five gallons.
SorrON 4. The Isthmian Canal Commission shall determine, not less than
sixty days before the first of July, each year, the number of saloons or
drinking places that may be licensed in or near each town or village in the
Oanal Zone. In doing so it shall determine approximately the limits within
which such saloons and drinking places may be located, having regard to the
h btels, kitchens, labor camps, hospitals, asylums, railroad stations, schools,
'elwhri .e es,. or other buildings ini each town or village.
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SECTION 5. Notice of the number of saloons permitted in each town or village, 3 '
and the limits within which they must be located, shall be.advertised by the. .*'
Collector of Revenues at least once a week, for two successive weeks, in two..
newspapers of general circulation on the Isthmus of Panama. 8'
SECTION 0. Applicants shall be Invited to submit applications for licenses. -
prior to June 1st of each year. With his application each applicant shall submit .-
a sworn statement in writing showing his age, citizenship, the value and loca- -.
tion of the property, real and personal, owned by the applicant within the Canal-
Zone; his business experience and previous occupations, and the places and times
where and when the same were carried on; the length of time the applicant has
been engaged in business on the Isthmus of Panama, and the character and ::
place of his business; whether the applicant has been tried or convicted in.
any court for any violation of law; the town or village at or near which, and
one or more locations therein or near thereto, at one of which he proposes to .:
carry on business; the character of the building in which the business will be.
conducted; and the approximate value of the average stock the applicant pro-
poses to carry. His application shall be supported by the affidavits of two well-
known residents of the Canal Zone or of the Republic of Panama, that they
have known the applicant for not less than six months, and that he is a person
of good moral character and business standing, and the statement shall be:
accompanied by a certified check or certificate of deposit made payable to the,
Treasurer of the Canal Zone for not less than $200.00 gold.
SECTION 7. On or prior to June 10 of each year the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion shall publish a statement announcing the names of the successful appll-
cants and the locations within which they will be licensed to carry on business.
SECTION 8. In awarding the licenses to the various applicants the Commission
will take into consideration the personal character, financial standing, business
record, and the previous good conduct of the applicant in any business in which
he may have engaged, the location of the applicant's proposed saloon, and the
character of the house in which he proposes to carry it on, with a view to
awarding the preference to those applicants carrying on business in the most
substantial, open, and well-appointed houses, and those freest from sanitary
objections, and any other fact respecting the applicant or his proposed business
that it deems proper to take into consideration. '
SECTION 9. All licenses hereunder shall pay for license a fee of $1,200.00,
United States currency, per year, one-half of which shall be paid for each
semiannual period in advance. .
SECTION 10. All saloons, bars, and drinking places licensed under these regu-
lations shall be closed from 11 o'clock p. m. until 6 o'clock a. m. dthe following -
day, and from 12 o'clock noon until 6 o'clock a. I. the following day on Sundays
and all legal holidays, and it shall be unlawful to sell, give away, or otherwise
dispose of any fermented, vinous, malt, or spiritous or other intoxicating liquors ":::.
in nany saloon, bar room, or other drinking place between the above-mentioned :..
hours.
SECTION 11. Every saloon, bar, or other drinking place shall open on a street,
with a front door which shall be not less than four feet in width and eight feet
in height, and a window which shall be not less than three feet in width and
five feet in height. The door and windows shall, at all times during hours when-:;.
the saloon, bar, or drinking place is closed tobusiness, be entirely unohstructeu- ':
or uninclosed with bars, shutters, or otherwise except with glass, and.they shall .-:
be so arranged that each and every part of the room may be seen from eacdh ..:
window or door at any and all times. The room in which the saloon, bat, or..:
drinking place is situated shall contain not less than four hundred square feet
of floor space. The walls and ceiling of the room shall be of wood or plaster,.:
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and the floor shall be of wood or concrete. It shall at all times be kept in a
cleanly condition, and shall be provided with adequate means of light and ven-
tilation. There shall not be kept in any such room any tables, chairs, or
benches for the use of customers, and only such tables, chairs, and benches as
may be necessary for the use of employees of the saloon, bar, or drinking place
in the transaction of their business. Any room used as a saloon, bar, or drinking
place shall not be used for any other purpose, and it shall be unlawful to have
or expose for sale therein any article other than fermented and distilled liquors
and carbonated beverages usually known under the name of soft drinks, except
cigars and tobacco, which may be sold upon the payment of the required license
fee therefore. Where billiard tables or bowling alleys are operated in connection
with any saloon, they shall be located in rooms separate and distinct from the
saloon or drinking place proper. Such rooms, or any room, connecting with the
saloon or drinking place shall open upon a street, with rooms and windows
arranged as is provided for in the case of the saloon or drinking place, and
shall be exposed to complete observation upon Sundays and holidays in the
same manner. It shall be unlawful at any time to serve drinks under the same
or any license in any such billiard room or bowling alley, or other room con-
necting with the saloon or drinking place proper. It shall be unlawful for the
holder of any license herein provided for to maintain any but a quiet and orderly
place, or to sell, or serve, or permit to be sold or served or to be given away.
any intoxicating liquors to any intoxicated person or to any person under the
age of sixteen years, or to permit any intoxicated person or any person under
the age of sixteen years to be or remain in or about the premises where such
liquors are kept for sale, or to sell or keep therein any wine, beer, or liquors
except such as is of good, standard quality, as defined by the sanitary regula-
tions of the Canal Zone, and free from adulteration.
SECTION 12. In the event of the revocation or cancellation of any license
granted under the terms of these regulations, another license may, in the dis-
cretion of the Isthmian Canal Commission, be issued for the unexpired portion
of the year for which the revoked or cancelled license was issued, for the sale
of liquor at the same place, but such license shall be issued only after advertise-
ment for the same length of time and under the same conditions as provided
herein for the issuance of the cancelled or revoked license.
SECTION 13. It shall be the duty of the holder of a license for the sale of
intoxicating liquors to keep it posted in a conspicuous place in the room where
the liquors are sold or served, and the failure to do so is declared unlawful.
SECTION 14. No license shall be transferred from one person to another, or
from one place to another, without the consent of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission.
SECTION 15. All licenses herein provided for shall be issued by the Collector of
Revenues of the Canal Zone upon the authority of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion regularly granted, and upon the payment to the Collector of Revenues, or
his deputy or assistant, of the amount of such license as herein provided for.
SECTION 16. Criminal prosecution under these regulations shall be instituted
in the district courts of the Canal Zone against the person or persons violating
any of the provisions of these regulations, and, upon conviction thereof, offenders
shall be punished for each offense by fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars,
United States currency, or imprisonment not to exceed thirty days. or both.
BsmooN, 17. In case any holder of a license herein provided for shall be con-
victed of.a violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance, or of any police
regulation or law governing the sale of liquors, now or hereafter in force in the
Canal Zone, his license shall at once become null and void as the consequence
Sof such conviction.
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SECTION 18. Any license issued under the provisions of these regulations may .i
be cancelled by the Isthmian Canal Commission at any time for good and sufl-. .
client cause, but if the license should be cancelled for any cause other than :L.:.'.
violation of this or any law or regulation in force in the Canal Zone the licesma .n.:.
fee proportioned to the unexpired portion of the license shall be refunded .to a. .'
him.
2. At 2.30 p. m. the Commission met the business men from the:.
south and central West and discussed the matter of purchases from ;::
their territory of supplies to be used in the construction of the Canal, '
and listened to their presentation of the matter. Messrs. Burnett
and Tubby attended on invitation.


There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4.30 p. m.



ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, CMay 21, 1907.
The Conmission met at the call of the Chairman at 2.30 o'clock p. m.
Present: Commixssioners Goethals (Chairman),. Sibert, Gaillard, .'
Rousseau, and Blackburn.
Absent: Commissioners Gorgas and Smith.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Secretary, Mr. E. P. Shan-
non, as Acting Secretary of the meeting.
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-fourth meeting of the
Commission were approved with the following change in paragraph 21:
Section 8, under L"-hospital rules and regulations-was changed
to read as follows:
8. Persons admitted to canal hospitals whose cases do not fall under above regula-
tions shall be charged for as pay patients. .
In this connection the Chief Sanitary Officer requested such a modification of L-2,
same regulations, as would enable physicians employed by the Commission.to look .,.
after pay patients, not employees of the Commission, and to make charges therefore, ::ii
retaining such fees as compensation for such service. After discussion, the Commisa-
sion decided against the retention of such fees by the physicians. .
The Chief Sanitary Officer was requested to arrange, if possible, to furnish gold
employees, having their families on the Isthmus, medical attendance free of charge
when such employees are sick in quarters.
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-fifth meeting were":i
approved with the exception that the last paragraph was amended to "'
read as follows: .
2. At 2.30 p. m. the Commission met the business men from the south and ceant i
West and discussed the matter of purchases from their territory of supplies to- be1 :
used in the construction of the Canal, and listened to their presentation .of-tIie. "
matter. Messrs. Burnett and Tubby attended on invitation.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4.30 p.-in .

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On motion it was-
1. Resolved, That paragraph 2 under Section '"A" of the regula-
tions approved at the one hundred and twenty-fourth meeting of the
Commission, governing the treatment of persons by the physicians
and in the hospitals of the Health Department of the Government of
the Canal Zone, he amended to read as follows:
2. A charge .of $1 shall be made for each visit by a physician of the Health
Department to an employee at his home or quarters, provided that if he is unable to
go to a dispensary no charge shall be made for the first visit to such employee.
Employees living with their families will, if they so desire, be treated at their
homes without charge.
2. The following motion was made and adopted:
That the Commission recommend that all legal matters of the Com-
mission be placed under the supervision of the member in charge of
the Department of Civil Administration of the Canal Zone.
3. The Chairman called attention to the resolution adopted by the
Commission at its one hundred and twenty-fourth meeting, granting
the reduced rate of transportation to J. Edward Paul, from Colon to
New York, but disapproving payment in the States for accrued leave.
As it appeared from Medical Examining Board's certificate that Mr.
Paul was found to be suffering from tuberculosis contracted in the
service on the Isthmus, on motion it was-
Resolved, That the action of the Commission at its one hundred and
twenty-fourth meeting, in disapproving the allowance of Mr. Paul's
leave of absence and payment for same in the States, be amended to
provide for the granting of six weeks' leave with pay without returning
to the Isthmus.
4. The Chairman presented a letter from Mr. E. Hauer, formerly
an employee of the Division of Material and Supplies, whose position
as Chief Clerk of the Purchasing Branch of that Division was abol-
ished while he was on leave of absence, requesting that he be paid his
salary, at the rate of $250 United States currency per month,' for
twelve weeks' leave, commencing April 23, 1906, without his returning
to the Isthmus.
On motion, it was-
Resolved, That, inasmuch as Mr. Hauer had not been brought to the
Isthmus to fill any particular position and had declined to remain in
the service at a lower salary, it was the sense of the Commission that
his separation could not be regarded as a discharge on account of a
reduction of force, and that by reason of his failure to return to the
Isthmus he had forfeited pay for the leave granted him.
5. In view of the fact that certain former employees of the Zone
Municipalities have been transferred to the service of the Isthmian
Canal Commission under the reorganization of the system of Local
Government in the Canal Zone, in accordance with the President's
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while in the service of the municipalities, the same privileges of lea1e. V.
as the employees of the Commission, it is therefore 4 i:
Resolved, That, for the purpose of determining such leave as they. :'
might be allowed in the future, their service shall be considered as -
dating from their employment by the municipalities, and that if no' ..;.
other funds are available their salaries for the period of any leave .
granted them in the future, accrued under their service with the.
municipality, should be paid from the appropriation from the Zone
funds made by the act of Congress approved March 4, 1907, for the
payment of contingent expenses.
6. Upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Civil
Administration, that the trail between Gorgona and Empire he com-
pleted during the wet season at a cost of $9,700 United States currency,
$6,500 of which should be apportioned against the administrative
district of Empire and $3,200 against the administrative district of
Gorgona, it was-
Re.olved, That authority be granted for the expenditure from the
funds of the Canal Zone of nine thousand seven hundred ($9,700) dol-
lars United States currency for the construction of a trail between
Gorgona and Empire, six thousand five hundred ($6,500) dollars to be
apportioned against the administrative district of Empire and three
thousand two hundred ($3,200) dollars against the administrative
district of Gorgona.
7. In order that the roads and trails started by the Division of Pub- :
lic Works during the past. dry season may be maintained in proper :
condition during the wet months, it is-
."
Resolred, That there be authorized the expenditure from Canal
Zone funds of two thousand ($2,000) dollars, United States currency,
for the maintenance of roads and trails in the Canal Zone during the
six months ending December 31, 1907.
S. On motion it was-
Resolved, That in view of the improvement in the manner of con-
ducting the saloon of Charles Bryant, at Bas Obispo, the resolution of .
the Municipal Council of Gorgona, approved April 14, 1907, and
effective April 25, 1907, canceling his license, be, and the same is,
hereby repealed.
9. On motion it was- ::
Resolved, When steamship companies offer to furnish suitable labor- :
ers at Colon to the Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence, i.:
that such Department is authorized to accept such laborers, and that .. Ii;
the Disbursing Officer is authorized to pay such companies for the
transportation furnished such laborers, after they have rendered thirty.
(30) days' satisfactory service to the Commission. ::'
Re, ?.lved, That the steamship companies in question agree to return ;i
such laborers proving unsatisfactory prior to thirty (30) days' service
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The Disbursing Officer is authorized to pay steamship companies
for transportation already furnished laborers accepted at Colon by the
Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence. on bills, properly
certified by such Department.
10. In order that legal officers of the Commission may institute suit
on behalf of the United States to test the titles to certain lands, it is--
Resolved, That the General Counsel or Legal Adviser of the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, or the Prosecuting Attorney or Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney of the Canal Zone, all or any of them are author-
ized to file petition in the proper circuit court of the Canal Zone pray-
ing for a decree establishing and confirming the. title of the United
States to the following lands:
The estates known as Gavilan and Gavilancito; San Lazara; Mangal; Punta Mala;
parts of the estates originally known as the Juan Diaz Cabellero, and La Guadalupa,
now known as Corozal and Corundu; part of the estate known as Cardenas; and
the islands in Panama Bay, formerly known as Flamenco, now known as Naos,
Cnlebra, Perico, and Flamenco-all situated in the administrative district of Ancon,
Canal Zone; also the estate of Las Cascadas, situated in the administrative district
of Empire, Canal Zone.
11. The Chairman reported that on the advice and recommendation
of the General Counsel, he had authorized the purchase from Buena-
ventura Correoso and Sarah Abrahams de Correoso for eight thousand
($8,000) dollars United States currency, of the estate and lands of
Gatun, lying on the banks of the Chagres River, in the administra-
tive district of Cristobal, and bounded as follows: Commencing from
the Quebrada Sucia, On the banks of the Chagres River to Vino Tinto
Chiquito, and in length to the highlands fronting the Escudo de
Veraguas, comprising seven hundred and fifty-four (754) hectares of
land, but not including the three hundred hectares sold to the Uni-
versal Interoceanic Canal Company in 1882, which was then a part of
the estate.
He stated that a deed for the property, dated April 25, 1907, had
been secured by the General Counsel.
On motion it was-
Resolved, That the purchase of the property be ratified, approved,
and confirmed.
12. Resolved, That the work of the Division of Public Works of the
Department of Civil Administration, included in -the maintenance and
operation of sewer and water systems and the inspection of plumbing
in Panama and Colon, the construction and repair of slaughterhouses
and markets in the Canal Zone, and the construction and repair of
roads, trails, and public lights in the Zone, paid for from funds derived
from local taxation, be transferred from the Department of Civil
Administration to the. Department of Construction and Engineering;
and that the work of maintaining oil lights in public streets in the
SCanal Zone be transferred to the Department of Labor, Quarters, and
SSubsistence.
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13. In view of the apparent need for the construction of a public
vegetable and meat market at Culebra, similar to those already erected
by the Zone Municipalities at Empire, Gorgona, and Cristobal, it was-
Resolved, by the Commission .that the construction of such a build-
ing, at an estimated cost of three thousand two hundred ($3,)00)
dollars, United States currency, be authorized, and that this expendi-
ture be charged against Canal Zone funds.
14. After discussion by the Commission, the following arrangement
as to the number of saloons to be located at the different towns in the
Canal Zone was decided upon:
Ancon ................. ........... 0 Matachin --.......-- .............. 2
La Sabanas-.......- .........--..... 0 Gorgona .......................... 4
La Boca .......................... 0 M amei .........--..- ....-.... .... 0
Corozal ....- ...........-....-..... 0 Bailamonos -.......- ...............
Miraflores ............-..... ...... 0 San Pablo......-.................. 0
Pedro Miguel ..................... 0 Tabernilla .................... .. 2
Paraiso ... .---....---.......... 0 Frijoles-....-..-- ... ......-....- 0
Cucaracha ........................ 0 Bohio --..-..- .....- .. .....--....- 2
Rio Grande ....................... 2 Ahorca Lagarto.................... 0
New Culebra -.....- .........-..... 4 Lion Hill .......... ......--....--. 0
Empire... ....................... 10 Gatu'n .........-.. ................ 2
Las Cascadas .-................-- 3 Mount Hope......-- .........-----. 0
Bas Obispo-....................... 3 Cristobal..---......-- ......--- .. 0

15. The Chairman presented statements showing the appointments,
promotions. and other changes in the personnel:
(a) In the Department of Government and Sanitation for the weeks ending Novem-
ber 10 and 17, 1906.
(b) In the Department, of Law and Government for the weeks ending November :
24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23,
March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4, and 11.
(c) In the Department of Sanitation for the weeks ending November 24, December :
1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9,
16, 23, and 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4 and 11.
(d) In the Department of Construction and Engineering for the weeks ending .|:
November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, January 5, 12,19, and 26, Febru-
ary 2, 9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4 and 11 .. .
(e) In the Department of Labor, Quarters and Subsistence for the weeks ending
December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, .
March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4 and 11.
(f) In the office of the Disbursing Officer for the month of November, and for the ,
weeks ending December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, February 2, *
9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4 and 11.
(g) In the office of the Local Auditor for the month of November and for the.. ,*i
weeks ending December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, January 5, 12, 19, and 26, February 2,.
9, 16, and 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, May 4 and 11.
All of which were ratified and approved.
16. A committee consisting of Commissioners Sibert, Gaillard, an ::
Rousseau was appointed to investigate the numerous petitions .and "
communications received from mechanics employed by: the Isthmian :'.
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Canal Commission relative to increase of wages and privileges and
to make report and recommendations to the Chairman. This same
committee was instructed to draw up regulations governing longevity
increase in pay recommended by the Secretary of War and approved
by the President.
17. A committee consisting of Commissioners Sibert and Rousseau.
and Mr. G. D. Brooke, Superintendent of Motive Power and Machin-
ery, was appointed to consider the question of the classification of
employees to constitute the so-called gold and silver rolls.
18. Commissioners Blackburn, Gaillard, and Rousseau were ap-
pointed a committee to look into the question of marine barracks, as
to location, size, and type of buildings, and make a report thereon to
the Chairman. The Commanding Officer of the Marines on the
Isthmus was requested to nominate one of his officers to serve on the
committee.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5 o'clock.



ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING.


CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, Jl/ay 29, 1907.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 10.30 o'clock a. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Sibert, Gaillard, and
Rousseau.
Absent: Commissioners Blackburn, Gorgas, and Smith.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Secretary, Mr. E. P. Shan-
non, as Acting Secretary of the Commission.
The Chairman called the attention of the Commission to a letter
from the Disbursing Officer stating that Thursday, May 30, 1907,
Decoration Day, was not one of the legal holidays under the Canal
Zone laws, in view of which it was-
Resolved, That May 30 shall henceforth be observed as a legal holi-
day in the Canal Zone and be placed in the same category as Thanks-
giving Day and Christmas, so far as the payment of daily and hourly
men is concerned, as prescribed in the United States by existing laws.


There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 11 o'clock
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING. '

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, June 7, 1907. :
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 2 o'clock p. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Blackburn, Sibert,
Gaillard, and Rousseau.
Absent: Commissioners Gorgas and Smith.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Secretary, Mr. E. P. Shan- A:
non, as Acting Secretary of the Commission. :'i
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-sixth meeting were :
approved with the following modifications:
16. A committee consisting of Commissioners Sibert, Gaillard, and Rousseau was
appointed to investigate the numerous petitions and communications received from '
mechanics employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission relative to increase of wages
and privileges and to make report, and recommendations to the Chairman. This
same committee was instructed to draw up regulations governing longevity increase
in pay recommended by the Secretary of War and approved by the President. .;
17. A committee, consisting of Commissioners Sibert and Rousseau, and Mr. G. D.
Brooke, Superintendent of Motive Power and Machinery, was appointed to consider
the question of the classification of employees to constitute the so-called gold and -.
silver rolls.
18. Commissioners Blackburn, Gaillard, and Rousseau were appointed a committee.
to look into the question of Marine Barracks as to location, size, and type of build- "i
ings, and make a report thereon to the Chairman. The Commanding Officer of the
Marines on the Isthmus was requested to nominate one of his officers to serve on the
committee.
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-seventh meeting were
presented and approved.
1. The Chairman presented a letter from the Acting Chief Sanitary 2
Officer, stating that Dr. Ernest H. Wheeler had resigned May 28 and :
recommending that he be paid in the States for six weeks' leave of
absence granted him, effective April 17, without the necessity of
returning to the Isthmus. ::
On motion it was-
Resolved, That, inasmuch as the request of the Acting Chief Sani- ai
tary Officer was based solely on the length and satisfactory character
of Doctor Wheeler's service, payment in the States for the leave
granted him be not authorized. :
2. The Chairman laid before the Commission a certificate from the
Medical Examining Board, stating that Mr. William G. Uffendell,
who was granted twenty-eight days' leave of absence with pay, effective .. ...
April 1, had been found to be suffering from complicated hearttrouble, "!!
and recommending that he be not required to return to the.Isthmus i
It was-
Resolved, That payment in the States for the leave granted Mr. .
Uffendell he authorized without the necessity of his returningto. the :'
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3. The Chairman presented a letter from the Acting Chief Sanitary
Officer relative to the case of Mr. Arthur R. Richards, who lost his
right foot as the result of a railroad accident on May 5. On motion
it was-
Resolved, That the Acting Chief Sanitary Officer be directed to take
the necessary action to equip Mr. Richards with a suitable artificial
limb.
4. The Chairman presented a letter from Division Engineer Hol-
combe stating that Mr. Frederic R. Bartles had resigned on May 15
on account of ill health of his wife, and recommending that he be
paid in the States for fifty-nine days' leave of absence granted him,
effective March 18, 1907, without the necessity of returning to the
Isthmus. On motion it was-
Resolved, That Mr. Bartles be not paid in the States for the leave
in question.
5. The Chairman presented a letter from the Disbursing Officer, dated
June 6, 1907, inclosing certificate of the Medical Examining Board to
the effect that Mr. Bernard Kelly had been found to be suffering from
pulmonary tuberculosis contracted in the line of duty on the. Isthmus.
It was on motion-
Resolved, That Mr. Kelly be paid in the United States for such
leave of absence as may be granted him, without the necessity of
returning to the Isthmus.
6. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter under date of
June 7, 1907, from the Acting Chief Sanitary Officer, stating that Mr.
E. C. Smith, Clerk, Class D, had resigned on July 20 at the expiration
of the six weeks' leave granted him, and recommending that he be
paid for such leave in the States. On motion it was-
Resolved, That inasmuch as the original appointment of Mr. Smith,
under which he served until the time of his resignation, contains no
provision that he shall return to the Isthmus to receive pay for vaca-
tion leave, he be paid in the States for thirty-five days of the leave
granted him, as the additional seven days would necessarily be con-
sumed in transit from New York to Colon in the event of his return
to the Isthmus.
7. Upon the recommendation of the Head of the Department of
Civil Administration, it was-
Resolved, That the Commission authorizes the .installation of 17 sin-
gle glower Nernst lamps in the streets of Cristobal, at an estimated
cost of $575 (United States currency), and the maintenance of these
lamps at an estimated cost of $2.95 (United States currency) per lamp
per month; the installation and maintenance to be under the direction
Sof the Electrical Department of the Panama Railroad, and the cost to
be defrayed from Zone funds.
8. A letter was presented by the Head of the Department of Civil
Administration submitting applications for liquor licenses for the year
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beginning July 1, 1907. in the Canal Zone, together with recommend-r '
nations as to the licenses to be issued. i
After examination of the papers in the case and after discussion, the:
Head of the Department of Civil Administration was authorized ti .,^'
take necessary steps for the issue of licenses to the following applicants: ".
Rio Grande: Kwong Chong, Prudencia San Martin. ...
New Culebra: John Chong Wing, Hip Wo, James McFarlane, and Joseph Rog~t
Coyne, N. B. Casado.
Empire: Charles Daniel Kinkaid, Mezele Gustave, Yuen Hing, Hop Hing, Charles
Robert Cantor, Abraham Rome, Manuel Leones, H. F. Younge, Louis H. Cavallier, -
M. R. Esquivel. '"'.
Las Cascadas: Justiniano Richford, Lai Wo, Pascal Canavaggio.
Bas Obispo: See Lee, Charles Bryant, Peter S. Curzel.
Matachin: Jose M. de la Puerta, Jose Palma.
Gorgona: Cecil MaCalla, Jorge Andrade, Jakob Kowalsky, Tracy Smail.
Tabernilla: Kwong Foo Yuen, Lam Ling Hing.
Bohio: Wing Lee, Yee Shun.
Gatun: Henry Hellinger.
9. Commissioner Blackburn presented a draft of an agreement
between the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Government of
Panama embodying regulations for the collection of water rates in
the city of Panama. After discussion the proposed agreement was
approved as submitted, to be effective July 1, 1907. ":


There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5.45 '
o'clock p. m., to meet at Culebra, Canal Zone, at 11 o'clock a. mn.,
June 11.

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-IINTH MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, June.11, 1907.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman at 11 o'clock a. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Blackburn, Sibert,
Gaillard, and Rousseau.
Absent: Commissioners Gorgas and Smith.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Chief Clerk, Mr. M. B.
De Putron, as Acting Secretary for the meeting. .
1. The Chairman called attention to the resolution adopted by the f
Commission at its one hundred and twenty-fourth meeting, authorizing
the reduced rate of transportation to Edwin D. Duvall from Colon ti ..
New York, but disapproving payment in the States for accrued leave. ".:
As it appeared from subsequent certificate of the Medical Examining .
Board that Mr. Duvall was found to be suffering from tubercalosit .
contracted in the line of duty on the Isthmus, it was '
Resolved, That the action of the Commission at its one hundred and, f;
twenty-fourth meeting in disapproving the alowance of. Mr. DutahWis '

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leave of absence and payment for same in the States, be amended to
provide for payment in the States for six weeks' leave of absence
granted him, without the necessity of his returning to the Isthmus.
2. The Chairman presented the case of Frank P. Doherty, a clerk
in the office of the Local Auditor, who was granted six weeks' leave
of absence with pay, effective February 13, 1907. It appeared from
the papers that Mr. Doherty, prior to going on leave, was found to be
suffering from tuberculosis, and as the certificate of the Medical
Examining Board stated that his illness had been contracted on the
Isthmus in the line of duty, on motion it. was
Resolved, That Mr. Doherty be paid in the States for the leave
-granted him, without the necessity of returning to the Isthmus.
3. Upon the request of the Head of the Department of Civil Admin-
istration, the construction of a new slaughterhouse at Gorgona at an
estimated cost of $1,000 United States currency, to be paid from local
funds, was authorized.
4. On motion it was
Resolved, That for all new employees arriving from the United
States without sufficient funds to purchase the regular $15 hotel meal
book, a special hotel meal book, good for 10 meals, will, on applica-
tion, be issued on the day of their arrival; and that in the event of
such employees leaving the service before the value of the time earned
by them is sufficient, to pay for the special book issued, the balance be
charged to recruiting.
5. Whereas it appears from statistics prepared by the officers that
the monthly amount of transportation on the Panama Railroad fur-
nished to officials and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission
on the Isthmus at one-half the regular passenger rates exceeds the
sum of $7,000 authorized by resolution of the Commission at its one
hundred and twenty-fourth meeting, held April 24, 1907; therefore,
be it
Re olved, That beginning June 1, 1907, and thereafter until statis-
tics again warrant change, the lump sum of $11,000 per month be paid
by the Commission for the transportation of their officials and
employees on the regular scheduled trains of the Panama Railroad
Company: Provided, however, That said lump-sum allowance per
month shall not include the railroad company's proportion of the rate
from New York to Panama on.through business; but, on the contrary,
that, as formerly, the sum of $1.20 per passenger shall be allowed and
paid for the transportation of the Commission's employees en route
from New York to Panama.
6. The Chairman presented a report from the Superintendent of
Schools, showing the present status of the school system in the Canal
Zone and containing recommendations with a view to improving the
, school facilities. On motion it was
Resolved, That the public school term in the Canal Zone shall
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Sunday and Saturday of each week, Thanksgiving Day and the Fridsay
following, from December 21 to January 5, inclusive, Washington's :,I
Birthday, the week preceding Easter Sunday, and Decoration Day.:, .:
That teachers in Zone public schools shall be divided into three classes
those in Class 1 to be paid at the rate of $110 United States currency i
per month during the school term, those in Class 2 to be paid at the
rate of $90 United States currency per month during the school term,
and those in Class 3 to be paid at the rate of $60 United States cur- "
rency per month during the school term.
Commissioner Blackburn was requested to ascertain the number of ':,
teachers of each class that would be required for the schools now avail- :1
able, and the number of pupils of school age for whom no facilities at .
present exist, this information being necessary to enable the Commis-
sion to allot the necessary funds for the ensuing year for school pur-- ".
poses and to arrive at some idea of the number of new schoolhouses -s
that should be constructed in the Zone.
7. On motion it was
Resolved, That the classification of the clerical force on the Isthmus,
adopted at the twenty-fourth meeting of the Executive Committee,
held August 3, 1906, is revoked, and that the following shall hereafter
be the classification of the clerical and accounting forces employed by
the Isthmian Canal Commission on the Isthmus:
Copyists.....------..... ...... ..----- ......................----- $900
Clerks or accountants : .
Class A...............-.........--.............-...........- $1,200 to 1, 499
Class B ----------------------------------------------- 500 to 1,799 -.
Class B..................................................... 1,500 to 1, 799
Class C-......------....----... ---..... .. .---....---------. 1,800 to 2, 099
Class D .. ... --......- --...... ........ .......-- ------ .....------- 2,100 to 2,400
Chief clerks or chief accountants:
Class A...-- ...........--....................-..........-- .. 2, 100 f 2,399
Class B..................................................... 2,400 to 2,699
Class C------...............................----.....-..--- 2,700 to 2,999
Class D......-.....-- .....-........- ........-- .......-- ..-.. 3,000 to 3,600
An employee will be designated a clerk or accountant, chief clerk or chief account- .
ant, according to his specific duty.
Storekeepers: :
Class A....--................................-............. $1,500 to $1,799 :
Class B ----------------------------------------------,800 to 2, 099 7H
Class B..................................................... 1,800 to 2,099
Class C...-------....---....-- ...--- .....--- ----.......---...-- 2,100to 2,499
Class D..................................... .. .......... 2,500to 2,999 ..
Class E-.....- ....... ..... ....--.... --------................. 3,000 to
Resolved, further, That promotion from one class to another shall ,i1
in each case be based on ability, combined with faithfulness and length
of service, and that all appointments or promotions to the position of
clerk or accountant shall be made strictly in accordance with the ::
requirements of civil-service rules and regulations.
8. A request was submitted from the Harbor Master at Colon that:
the American waters in Limon Bay be buoyed so as to show acou- :"

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rately the area over which his control extended. The Zone line, so
far as the waters adjacent to Colon are concerned, is covered by a pro-
visional agreement between the Governor of the Canal Zone and the
Panamanian authorities, dated June 15, 1904. During the discussion
the landing place for the cable of the Central and South American
Telegraph Company, which is expected between July 1 and 15, and
the authority to place said cable in the Manzanillo Bay was considered,
and showed the necessity for having the Zone delimitation fixed per-
manently. Commissioner Blackburn was appointed a committee of
one to confer with the Secretary of State of the Republic of Panama
S with a view to ascertaining the possibility of reaching a tixed definite
agreement as to the limiting lines of the Canal Zone in the waters adja-
cent to Colon.
9. The Chairman presented a letter from Commissioner Jackson
Smith relative to bringing the families of Spanish laborers from Spain
on the basis of the Commission advancing the necessary price of pas-
sage, to be subsequently reimbursed by retention of a portion of the
laborers' pay. After discussion it was decided to ascertain, if possi-
ble, the number of people composing the families of the Spanish
laborers that the latter desired to bring to the Isthmus, and also
requesting consideration of the proposition on the basis of the Com-
mission furnishing the contract rate to members of a laborer's family,
payment being made in advance by the laborer for the necessary cost
of transportation.
10. On motion, it was
Resolved, That the following general conditions of employment be
adopted for employees located on the Isthmus of Panama, other than
laborers, to be made effective July 1, 1907:

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

Service must be satisfactory to the head of the department in which
employed, and employees are subject to the regulations of the Com-
mission.
The compensation and conditions of employment will be specified in
provisional appointments. Such compensation will begin with entry
into service on the Isthmus, except for those employed in the United
States, in which latter cases compensation will begin upon the date of
embarkation at port of departure from the United States; but no pay-
ment on account of salary accrued from the date of departure until
date of actual duty on the Isthmus shall be made until after thirty
days' service on the Isthmus. This latter provision, however, applies
only to resignations, and not to discharges or other separations from
the service which are beyond the employee's control. An employee
appointed with rate of pay per hour will be paid, as above set forth,
on-a basis of an eight-hour day up to the time of his actually entering
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An employee whose compensation 'begins upon the date of his.
departure from the United States will be granted free transportation
from port of departure, including meals on the steamer, but will beh l
required to pay all the expenses of the journey to such port, which A:.
will not be refunded..
When the exigencies of the steamship service permit, members-of:
the immediate family of an employee will be granted, upon request,
the Government rate on the steamers of the Panama Railroad Corn-
pany operating between the United States and Cristobal. 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-. ,-i
will not be permitted to take his family to the Isthmus at the Govern-.
ment rate until he has first gone there and secured quarters for them.
A former employee from the United States, who served less th i..
one year, reengaged for duty on the Isthmus, will receive pay only
from the date of his reentry into the service on the Isthmus, and be ::
will be charged the Government rate on the steamers of the Panama
Railroad and Steamship Company operating between the United States
and Cristobal. -
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 properly assigned to him.
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. Family quarters will be assigned
when available, assignments to be made in accordance with the date of :
application. Experience shows that about ten months elapse between
application and assignment. ';
The Commission reserves the right to pay in any money, the value
or parity of which is guaranteed by the United States. Being on the
gold roll will not in future confer any special privileges.
An employee whose salary is fixed on an annual or monthly basis
will receive no pay for overtime work. Such employees itay be
granted, in the discretion of the head of the department in which
employed, with the approval of the Chairman, not to exceed six weeks'
leave of absence with pay for each twelve months' service.
This grant of leave of absence is not a vested right, but is made for
the benefit of the Government in preserving the health of those em-
ployees not accustomed to work in a tropical country, and will be con- :;
fined to such employees. It must be taken in a country affording the
necessary change of climate, and compensation for the period of such
leave will not be paid until the first pay period after the employee
returns to the Isthmus and reports for duty. ,
If such leave be granted, an employee will be allowed the Govern-
ment rate on the steamers of the Panama Railroad Company operating :
between the United States and Cristobal. This leave is not to be *.
cumulative, unless an employee is prevented by the Government from ::::.
taking such leave when due. Leave may be granted any time after :
ten months' service.
If an employee entitled to leave after ten months' service shall be .
declared by the Medical Examining Board of. the Department of '::
Health to be physically unfit for further service on account of injiuy :.
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six weeks' leave of absence with pay, and paid in the United States for
this period of leave without returning to the Isthmus.
Because of the conditions surrounding their original employment,
the provisions herein covering leaves will be extended to Messrs.
Inocencio Galindo, R. M. Arango, F. Mutis Duran, C. Bertoncini,
and M. Regis.
Employees not reporting for duty within fifteen days after expira-
tion of leave will forfeit the right to pay for leave period.
.An employee whose compensation while on duty carries with it
subsistence or quarters will not be entitled to either, or commutation
thereof, while on leave of absence.
To assist the Government in maintaining a skilled force on the
Isthmus, all regular employees above the grade of laborer, unaccus-
tomed to a tropical climate, may be granted fifteen days' sick leave
with pay for each six months' service, on the certificate of an author-
ized physician in the service of the Department of Health of the
Isthmian Canal Commission that the employee has been unable to work
on accountof illness contracted through no fault of his own, or because
of injury.
This leave may be cumulative to an amount not exceeding thirty
days, and payment for same shall be made the first pay period after
the employee returns to duty; but no payment shall be made for time
lost in excess of the sick leave due at the time of such illness or injury.
The amount of compensation to be paid an employee to whom sick
leave is granted, under the conditions herein mentioned, will be calcu-
lated at the rate at which such employee is carried on the rolls of the
Commission at the time of said illness or injury, and in the case of an
employee working on an hourly basis, such calculation shall be based
on a day of eight hours.
An employee may be granted, in the discretion of the head of the
department in which .employed, with the approval of the Chairman,
leave on account of injury incurred in the performance of duty, not
exceeding thirty days in any current year, while such employee is
incapacitated from duty by reason of such injury. The amount of
compensation to be paid an employee to whom leave is granted on
account of injury will be calculated as provided .for in the case of sick
leave. Leave on account of injury may be granted to an employee in
addition to the sick leave above provided. Leave on account of injury
shall not be cumulative, and payment for same will be made on the
first pay roll following its authorization.
All employees, in case of illness or injury, will receive free medical
caie and attendance at the hospitals.
Employees from the United States will be given return transporta-
tion upon the termination, by or at the instance of the Commission, of
satisfactory service, the character of such service to be determined
by the head of the department in which employed.
The compensation of any employee above the grade of laborer,
appointed with rate of pay per hour, after entering upon the perform-
ance of his duties, will be based upon an eight-hour day, with time and
a half for overtime, including Sundays.
. All employees whose compensation is fixed on an hourly basis, and
who work on the days prior and subsequent thereto, will be allowed
pay for the following holidays: January 1, February 22, May 30, July
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All hourly employees above the grade of laborer who render actual :
service on these holidays will be allowed time and one-half in addition i
to pay for such holidays.
The Commnission reserves the right to discharge an employee at an -i
time for cause, and to terminate a provisional appointment when the,
exigencies of the service so require.
All provisional appointments will, at the end of each leave period, be '
so modified as to make such appointments correspond to the theil
existing rules and regulations of the Commission.
All appointments made prior to this resolution are hereby terminated, :
to take effect at the end of the next leave period accruing under such ''..
appointment. Conditions of service thereafter will be in accord with
the rules and regulations of the Commission.
Resolve ed further, That the following provisions, covering all labor-
ers on the Isthmus, be adopted:
If actual service "is rendered on the days prior and subsequent
thereto, pay will be allowed for the following holidays: January 1,
February 22, May 30, Juy 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and
December 25. If actual service is rendered on these dates, double pay
will be allowed.
Laborers may be granted, in the discretion of the head of the depart-
ment in which employed, with the approval of the Chairman, leave on
account of injury incurred in the performance of duty, not exceeding
thirty days in any current year, while incapacitated for duty by rea-
son of such injury. The amount of compensation in such cases shall
be calculated on the basis of an eight-hour day.
In case of illness or injury, laborers shall receive free medical care
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There being no further business before the Commission, the meeting
adjourned at 5.45 p. m., subject to call of the chairman.


ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTIETH MEETING.

CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, June 26, 1907.
The Commission met at the call of the Chairman, at 11 a. m.
Present: Commissioners Goethals (Chairman), Blackburn, Sibert,
Gaillard, and Rousseau.
Absent: Commissioners Gorgas and Smith.
The Commission elected the Chairman's Chief Clerk, Mr. M. B.
De Putron, as Acting Secretary of the Commission for the meeting.
The minutes of the one hundred and twenty-ninth meeting were
read and approved.


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1. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter from Mr.
R. M. Arango, reporting the death on May 10 of Mr. R: P. De Vey,
riere, who was granted six weeks' leave of absence, with pay, effective
April 3, 1907, and recommending that the estate of Mr.-De Veyriere


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be paid the vacation money due at the time of his death. On motion,
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.
2. The Chairman laid before the Commission a letter from Mr.
R. E. Wood, reporting the death, on December 17, 1906, of William
P. Dodd, who had been granted forty-two days' leave of absence, with
pay, effective December 1, 1906, and recommending that the estate of
Mr. Dodd be paid the vacation money due at the time of his death.
On motion 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.
3. On motion of the Head of the Department of Civil Administra-
tion it was-
Resolved, That Charles Bryant, in whose favor a license for the
retail sale of liquor at Bas Obispo has been approved, be authorized
to remove his saloon into a new one-story wooden building on the first
street to the rear of the Panama Railroad tracks, about 100 feet from
the I. C. C. Medical Storehouse, and that Pascal Canavaggio, whose
application for a license for the retail sale of liquor at Las Cascadas
has been approved, be authorized to remove his saloon into a building
known as Mr. Duncan's residence," south of the Panama Railroad
station, upon condition that the buildings referred to comply with
the requirements of the regulations governing the retail sale of liquor
in the Canal Zone.
4. The Head of the Department of Civil Administration reported
that it had been ascertained that the applications for licenses to sell
.liquor at retail filed in the names of Cecil McCalla and Manuel Leones,
upon which the Commission took favorable action at the meeting of
June 7, 1907, had not been executed, signed, or sworn to by those per-
sons, but by other persons representing themselves to be Cecil McCalla
and Manuel Leones.
He recommended that the action of the Commission in approving
the applications of Cecil McCalla and Manuel Leones be repealed and
that the Commission approve the applications of I. L. Maduro, jr., at
Gorgona, and Jose Sandi, at Empire. It was therefore
Resolved, That the recommendation of the Head of the Department
of Civil Administration be approved.
5. The following cablegram from the Secretary of War, dated
June 24, was read and noted:
You are authorized to construct quarantine station on Culebra Island as
recommended your letter of the 12th instant.
C'Ontracts with city of Panama for water rates approved as per your letter
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Your letters 13th referring to Central and South American Telegraph Conn-. il.t
pany received. You may permit company to land through waters ManzanillO,
Bay. Your letters show that to be within jurisdictional limits of Canal Zone ;
Order amending act 24 concerning estates of United States citizens referred
to your letter of the 10th instant, signed June 22, made effective July 1, 1907. .:::
Order forwarded by mail to-day.
6. The following Building Regulations of the Canal Zone were
adopted, effective September 1, 1907:
1. Persons intending to erect buildings in the Canal Zone shall submit arcbi-'
tect's plans and specifications, or in the absence thereof a builder's drawing, to
the Head of the Division of Municipal Engineering for his approval. Such plans
or drawings shall show clearly the area of the lot upon which the building is
to be located, the location of the building with reference to the lot lines, the ::
ground plan, the elevation, and all doors, windows, and other openings for .
purposes of light and ventilation. There shall also be submitted to the Head
of the Division of Municipal Engineering, for approval, specifications showing
clearly the material to be used in constructing the building.
2. If the plans and specifications submitted conform to the building regula-
tions herein prescribed, the Head of the Division of Municipal Engineering
shall approve them in writing, and this approval shall constitute the builder's *
full authority to construct a building under the plans and specifications sub-
mitted.
3. In the laying out of new towns and remodeling of old towns, streets shall
not be less than 40 feet wide, constituting a roadway of 30 feet wide and side-
walks of 5 feet wide on side of said roadway. No porches or steps shall
encroach on space provided for sidewalks; but balconies of the second story,
may overhang them 6 feet.
4. There shall be either a free space of not less than 15 feet between buildings .
or else the walls shall be joined together with no intervening space. In this
free space no outhouses, annexes, or verandas, steps nor staircases shall be
built, and no material of any nature shall be stored therein.
5. There shall be a clear space of not less than 3 feet between the ground and
the foundation frames of any houses, except in the case of buildings located on
sloping ground the floor of the building at one end may be at an elevation of not.
less than 1 foot above the ground level, providing the average elevation is 3 feet .
or more. Buildings used in whole or in part for business purposes shall conform
to the above requirements. unless concrete floors are installed which shall be
raised not less than 6 inches above the ground level, providing the space be, filled
solid between the floor and the ground. Farm buildings, stables, blacksmith
shops shall be exempt from the requirements of this section. When a cut has '
been made in a hill to obtain a site, there must be left a space between the builtd-
ing and the foot of the slope not less than one and a'balf times the height of the .
slope. 'k
6. The ground beneath all buildings shall be graded and drained in a manner '
to prevent the accumulation of water in puddles. Concrete gutters below the
eaves may be required by the Head of the Division of Municipal Engineering, if ,
without this precaution, the drippings from the roof would accumulate in .
puddles. ,
7. Gutters shall not be used on buildings except over doorways.,- '
8. The distance between the floor and the ceiling shall in no instance be lam..-,
than 10 feet, and in each room there shall not be less than one window opening .
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9. There shall be a free space of 50 feet between the back of one house and
that of another when the houses face on different streets with back to back;
provided that in special cases, to be determined by the Head of the Division of
Municipal Engineering, they may adjoin. Furthermore, there shall not be built
Sheds, balconies, or annexes of any description "n this free space, and no material
of any nature shall be stored between houses.
10. When from size or contour of lot it becomes necessary to build a house
facing the back of another house, there shall be a free space of 50 feet between
front and back of these houses. Furthermore, there shall not be built sheds,
balconies, or annexes of any description in this free space, and no material of
any nature shall be stored between houses.
11. Attached to each house there shall be a fly-proof privy, which shall be
located at a distance of not less than 20 feet from the house. This requirement
shall not apply when sewer connections are made.
12. No solid fences, such as pieces of galvanized iron, shall be built around
or between houses; all such fences constructed shall be either of wire, wire
netting, or pickets of bamboo or wood. The pickets must be no more than 6
inches wide nor less than 3 inches apart.
13. Buildings of bamboo, cane, or similar material or buildings roofed with
thatch may be constructed if standing alone in the fields or in rural communities,
but in towns and villages all buildings must be of wood, masonry, plaster, or
corrugated iron and shall be roofed with tin, corrugated iron, or other nonin-
flammable material.
14. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this regulation,
Where no penalty is provided, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $5 nor
exceeding $25 for each and every offense.
15. Any builder, contractor, or agent who shall construct any building in
violation of this ordinance shall be liable to the penalties provided and imposed
by this section.
7. On motion, it was
Resolved, That the following regulations be substituted for all
previous regulations covering the assignment of family quarters:
Applications for family quarters, before being acted upon by the Head of
the Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence, will be referred to the
Head of the Department in which the applicant is employed, for report as to
the character and permanency of the employee's work. Applications will not
receive favorable consideration unless the quality of the employee's services
renders same advisable, and his expected term of employment is sufficient to
justify him bringing his family to the Isthmus.
Family quarters will be assigned strictly in accordance with date of appli-
.cation, and assignments will be made on prescribed form.
Family quarters will be held for employees on leave eight weeks from the date
the employee enters on leave. In the event the employee remains longer than
eight weeks, the house will be assigned to other parties. Family quarters will
be held. six weeks from date of deDarture of employee's family if only the
latter goes. to the States. Houses held during the absence of an employee or
his family may be temporarily assigned.
S ending applications of employees who may be transferred from one point to
"another will take rink on list at point of transfer, according to the date of
original application. An employee who is occupying quarters, or who has re-
.ceived, notice of assignment, but who is transferred from one point to another,
,will abe granted the first available quarters at his new station.


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In assigning family quarters preference will be given to employees who are.. "
married and who have wives or children residing with them. Where no addi-". J::
tional quarters are required the reduced rate may be granted to dependent .
relatives of employees other than wives and children..
Lists showing all applications on'file will be posted in the offices of the SupEer-
visors and will be open to the inspection of all. Supervisors will furnish ebpies ..e:"'
of these lists on the first of every month to the Superintendents, who will for-'":
ward them to the Manager, Department of Labor, Quarters and Subsistence.



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Page.
ABSENCE, LEAVE OF. See Employees.
ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS. See Districts, Administrative.
AGREEMENTS:
Between Commission and Steamship Companies re acceptance of laborers.. 24
Between Commission and Government of Panama re collection of water
rates in Panama City................................................ 30, 37
Between Le Roy Park and Compafifa Trasatlantica Espafola de Barcelona
re transportation of laborers........................................... 10
Between Stilley W. Settoon and Sainte Croix de la Roncibre re recruiting
and shipping of laborers ............................................ 11
See also Contracts.
APPOINTMENTS. See various Departments and Employecs.
APPROPRIATIONS:
Canal construction, expenses incurred in relocating Panama Railroad to be
paid out of...................................................... 9
ARANGO, R. M.:
New conditions of employment extended to............................. 35
AUDITING DEPARTMENT:
Canal Zone-
Personnel, approval of changes in.................................. 26
BARTLES, FREDERIC R.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States disapproved........... 29
BERTONCINI, C.:
New conditions of employment extended to .......................... 35
BLACKBURN, JOSEPH C. S.:
Appointed member of Committee on--
Governmental Affairs.............................................. 4
SMarine Barracks, consideration of question of........................ 27
Sanitary Matters................................................ 4
Assigned supervisory charge of Governmental Affairs--..................... 3
Instructed to ascertain-
Data regarding schools and pupils.................................. 32
Limiting lines of Zone in waters adjacent to Colon................... 33
BROOKE, G. D.:
Appointed member of Committee on classification of gold and silver em-
ployees............................... ............................ 27
BRYANT, CHARLES:
Saloon of-
Canceling of license for, repealed.................................. 24
Removal of, to certain building authorized.......................... 37







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BUILDINGS: Page.
Assignment of, when located in hospital grounds, fixed.................16-
Construction of-
Authorized-
Culebra, vegetable and meat market............................ 26 ..
Gorgona, slaughterhouse ......................................... 31
Disapproved-
Ancon, residence for Judge H. A. Gudger at .................... 8
Regulations governing.......................................... 38
CABLE:
Landing of, through waters of Manzanillo Bay, approved ................. 38
CANAL, ISTHMIAN. See Panama Canal.
CANAL ZONE:
Limiting lines of, in waters adjacent to Colon, to be ascertained........... 33
CIRCULARS:
Isthmian Canal Commission, digest of, to be printed..........-.........- 4
CIVIL ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF:
Blackburn, J. C. S., assigned supervisory charge of .................... 3
Head of, legal matters recommended placed under supervision of ......... 23
Public Works, Division of. See Public Works, Division of.
See also Governmental Affatrs, Committee on.
CLASSIFICATION:
Employee--
Gold and silver, Committee appointed to consider.................... 27
Clerical force .................................. ........................ 32
COLON (CITY):
Municipal engineering in, H. H. Rousseau placed in charge of............ 3
COMMITTEE:
Appointment of, on-
Ascertaining limiting line of Zone in waters adjacent to Colon....... 33
Classification of gold and silver employees............................ 27
Engineering .............................. ......................... 4
Governmental Affairs............................................... 4
Labor, Quarters and Subsistence................................... 4
Longevity, increase in pay, regulations to govern..................... 27
Marine Barracks, question of ........................................ .27
Mechanics' petitions, investigation of............................... 26
Sanitary Matters.................................................. 4 -
COMPANtA TRASATLA.NTICA ESPANOLA DE BARCELONA:
Agreement with Le Roy Park for transportation of laborers approved..... 10
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. See Employees.
CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF:
Building Construction Division, H. H. Rousseau placed in charge of...... 3 :
Engineer-
Assistant Chief, office of, abolished.........--........................ 13
Principal Assistant, office of, abolished.............................. 1
Motive Power and Machinery, Division of-
H. H. Rousseau placed in charge of............... ...........-..... 3
Superintendent of, appointed on Committee to classify gold and silver'
employees....................... ........... .............. .. .
Personnel, approval of changes in ....................................... 8. ;
Supervisory Engineers, appointment of .................................- 3-
Transfer of certain work from Division of Public Works to ............. *B6 '


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CONTRACTS: Page.
City of Panama and Commission; fixing water rates, approved............ 30,37
See also Agreements.
COOKE, HENRY T.:
Issuance of revocable license to, for construction of electric railway rec-
ommended.................. ........................................ 4
CRISTOBAL:
Installation of Nernst lamps in, authorized................................ 29
DEPORTATIONS:
Official authorized to make............................................. 8
Rules governing...................... ......... ......... .............. 7
DE VEYRIERE, R. P.:
Payment of leave of absence pay to estate of, authorized .....----.......... 37
DISBURSING DEPARTMENT:
Canal Zone-
Personnel, approval of changes in................................... 26
DISTRICTS, ADMINISTRATIVE:
Cristobal-
Purchase of lands in, authorized.................................... 25
Gorgona and Empire-
Construction of trail between, authorized............................ 24
Municipal engineering in, H. H. Rousseau placed in charge of............ 3
DODD, W. P.:
Payment of leave of absence pay to estate of, authorized ................. 37
DOHERTY, FRANK P.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized............ 31
DORE, CLAUDE B.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States disapproved.......... 5
DURAN, MUTIS:
New conditions of employment extended to............................... 35
DUVALL, EDWIN D.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States-
Authorized ....................................................... 30
Disapproved....................................................... 7
Reduced rate of transportation from Colon to New York granted.......... 7
EMPLOYEES:
Classification of ...................................................... 32
Committee appointed to consider .................................. 27
Conditions of Employment-
Appointments-
Modified to correspond with existing rules....................... 36
Termination of-
Previous .................................................. 36
Provisional ............................................... 36
Compensation-
Hourly basis-
Computed on eight-hour day................................ 35
Holidays, payment for...................................... 35
Overtime, allowance of................................... 35,36
*'= i; Payment for time en route computed on eight-hour day...... 33
Monthly basis-
Overtime pay not allowed.................................. 34
SPayment for time en route to be made after thirty days' service. 33
:Payment to be made in any money value or parity of which is
guaranteed by United States. ................................. 34
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EMPLOYE ES-Continued.
Conditions of Employment-Continued.
Compensation-Continued.
Reengaged employees, to begin at date of reentry into service on
Isthm us .....................................................
To begin at date of embarkation when employed in United States.
To begin with entry into service on Isthmus when engaged there.
Discharges to be made at any time for cause.......................
Duty, assignment of, vested in Head of Department in which em-
ployed........ ................................................
Effective date, July 1, 1907......................................
Extension of, to-
Arango, R. M.................................... ..........
Bertoncini, C................. ...............................
Duran, Mutias..................... ..... ....................
Galindo, Inocencio...........................................
Regis, M............. .. ......... .......................
Laborers. See Laborers.
Leave of absence-
Annual ......................................
Granted after ten months' service.............................
Granted and payment for, allowed in United States for physical
unfitness....................................................
Injury, account of-
Can be granted in addition to sick leave....................
Compensation, how calculated............................
Conditions under which granted...........................
Not cumulative ..... ...................................
Payment for, payable on first pay period after authorization.
Must be taken in country affording change of climate............
Not cumulative....... .......................................
Payment for-
Forfeited....................................
Not payable until first pay period after return to duty.......
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Cumulative........................................... 35
Payment for-
Not allowable if in excess of time due..................... 35 '
Payable on first pay period after return to duty.......... 35
To be calculated at rate employee is carried on roll...... 35
Medical and hospital attendance .................................. 35
Quarters--
Commutation in lieu of, while on leave not allowed............... 35
Family, assignment made according to date of application........ 34
To be provided when available ............................... 34
Service must be satisfactory to Head of Department in which em-
ployed.............. .................................. ....... 33
Subsistence, commutation in lieu of, while on leave not allowed.:.... 35
To be specified in provisional appointments, with compensation ...... 33
Transportation-
Free--
From port of departure ................................... 34
To United States on termination of satisfactory service. ...... .35
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EMPLOYEES-Continued. Page.
Conditions of Employment-Continued.
Transportation-Continued.
Government rate furnished-
Employees on leave....................................... 34
Members of families of employees............................ 34
Reengaged employees ................................... 34
Families of, rules governing treatment of, in case of illness................. 13
Issuance of special meal books to, authorized ............................... 31
Leave of absence-
Final decision of application of new rules governing, rests with Chair-
man............................................................ 9
Payment of salary for period of-
Authorized-
De Veyriere, R. P., Estate ol............................... 37
Dodd, W P., Estate of .................................... 37
Doherty, Frank P ......................................... 31
Duvall, Edwin D .......................................... 30
Jam es, Edward ........................................... 4
Kelly, Bernard ........................................... 29
Kelly, Burdette .......................................... 5
Lawrence, E E ............................................ 6
McEvoy, Sister Mary Joseph ............................... 6
Paul, J. Edward.......................................... 23
Smith, E. C ................ ............................ 29
Uffendell, William G ...................................... 28
Disapproved-
Bartles, Frederic R ....................................... 29
Dore. Claude B............................................ 5
Duvall, Edward ................. ................... ...... 7
H auer, E ................................................ 23
Paul, J. Edward .......................................... 6
Sanford, Jasper H .......................... ............. 6
Stancliff. H. T ............................................ 7
W heeler, Dr. Ernest H ..................................... 28
Mechanics, Committee appointed to investigate petitions of.............. 26'
Medical attendance for-
Rules governing ................................................. 13
Amendment of.............................................. 22,23
Promotions to be based on ability, etc.................................. 32
Quarters-
Family, regulations covering assignment of ......................... 39
Salaries, longevity increase in, Committee appointed to draw regulations
governing . ...................................................... 27
Teachers. See Schools.
Transfer of, from municipalities, services to date from original employ-
m ent ................................................................ 24
Transportation-
New York to Colon-
Amount of monthly charge of Panama Railroad Company in-
creased ...................................................... 9,31
Colon to New York-
Reduced rate granted-
Duvall, Edward .......................................... 7
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EMPLOYMENT, CONDITIONS OF. See Employees.
ENGINEERING COMMITTEE:
Appointment of......................................................
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION, DEPARTMENT OF. See Con-
struction and Engineering, Department of.
ESTATES:
Amendment of Act No. 24 regarding, approved.........................
Payment of leave of absence pay to, authorized.........................
EXECUTIVE ORDERS:
Digest of, to be printed ...............................................
President-
May 9, 1904, regulating deportations ................................
GALINDO, INOCENCIO:
New conditions of employment extended to.............................
GAILLARD, DAVID DUBOIS:
Appointed member of Committee on-
Engineering................................... ...................
Longevity increase in pay, regulations to govern ....................
Marine Barracks, question of........................................
Mechanics' petitions, investigation of................................
Appointed Supervisory Engineer.....................................
GENERAL COUNSEL:
Authorized to file petition to confirm United States title to certain lands..
GO.RGAS, WILLIAM C.:
Appointed member of Committee on-
Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence..................................
Sanitary M matters ............................. ..... ...............
Assigned supervisory charge of Sanitary Department ....................
Weekly report of condition of mess houses, kitchens, and hotels to be sub-
mitted to....................................................
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, COMMITTEE ON:
Appointment of............. ........................................
GOVERNMENT AND SANITATION, DEPARTMENT OF:
Personnel, approval of changes in......................................
GORGONA:
Construction of slaughter house, authorized ............................. ...
GUADELOUPE:
Recruiting of laborers in, authorized ..................................
GUDGER, JUDGE H. A.:
Erection of hU.iusP at Ancon for, disapproved ............................
HAUER, H.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States disapproved.....: ....
HOLIDAYS:
Legal, May 30 to be a...............................................
HOSPITALS:
Grounds, assignment of buildings located in, determined .................
Santo Tomas-
Internes, salaries of, to. be regulated by Chief Sanitary Officer........
Nurses, employment of two American, authorized................
Treatment of persons in-
Rules governing..................................................
Amendment of...... ................................-:.......
HOTELS:
Inspection of, authorized.............................................


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ISTHMIAN CANAL. See Panama Canal.
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
Auditing Department. See Auditing Department.
Disbursing Department. See Disbursing Department.
Chief Sanitary Officer. See Gorgas, William C.
Meetings-
Minutes of. See Minutes.
To confer with business men of south and central West called........ 16
Organization of, under Chief Engineer................................ 3
Panama Railroad Affairs. See Panama Railroad Company.
See also Resolutions.
JAMES, EDWARD:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized .............. 4
KELLY, BERNARD:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized...... ... 29
KELLY, BURDETTE:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized............ 5
KITCHENS:
Inspections of, authorized............................................... 5
LABORERS:
Acceptance of, from Steamship Companies authorized .................... 24
Guadeloupe, recruiting of, authorized................................. 11
Holidays, payment for........................... ....................... 36
Leave of absence-
Injury, Account of-
Allowance of ................... ...................... ........ 36
Compensation for, to be computed on eight-hour basis........... 36
Medical attendance to be granted free.,................................ 36
Provisions covering service of, adopted.................................. 36
Recruiting of, agreement between Stilley W. Settoon and Sainte Croix
de la Ronciere for...................... ........................... 11
Spanish, consideration of question of bringing families of, to Zone........ 33
Transportation-
Agreement with Compania Transatlantica Espanola de Barcelona for 10
Steamship Companies to be paid, for those already accepted.......... 25
Unsatisfactory, Steamship Companies furnishing, to take back............ 24
LABOR, QUARTERS, AND SUBSISTENCE:
Committee on, appointment of.......................................... 4
Department of-
Head of, authorized to make deportations ........................ 8
See also Jackson Smith.
Personnel, approval of changes in.................................. 26
Smith, Jackson, assigned supervisory charge of ..................... 3
Transfer of certain work from Division of Public Works to............ 25
LANDS:
Petition to be filed to confirm United States title to....................... 25
Purchase of, in Cristobal District authorized.............................. 25
LAW AND GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF:
Personnel, approval of changes in....................................... 26
LAWS:
Digest of, to be printed................................................. 4
LAWSON, E. E.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized ........... 6

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE. See Employees.
LEONES, MANUEL:
Liquor license issued to, repealed......................... .............
LICENSES:
Liquor-
Application for, by Messrs. Cecil McCalla and Manuel Leones, ap-
proval of, repealed.............................................
Canceling of, issued to Charles Bryant, repealed......................
Issuance of-
To certain applicants...... ...................................
To Messrs. I. L. Maduro, jr., and Jose Sandi, approved...........
Regulations governing..........................................
Revocable, issuance of, to H. T. Cooke for construction of electric railway
recom m ended........................................................
LIGHTS:
Nernst, installation of, in Cristobal authorized..........................
LIQUOR:
Sale of-
Commission to make, at cost......................................
Regulations respecting ............................................
LOCKS. See Panama Canal.
McCALLA, CECIL:
Liquor license issued to, repealed.......................................
McEVOY, SISTER MARY JOSEPH:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized ............
MADURO, I. L., JR.:
Issuance of liquor license to, approved..................................
MARINE BARRACKS:
Committee appointed to look into question of ............................
MARKET:
Meat and vegetable, construction of, at Culebra authorized...............
MECHANICS:
Committee appointed to investigate petitions of........................
MEDICAL TREATMENT:
Rules Governing ........................... ......................
Amendment of..................... .................. ..............
MEETINGS. See Minutes.
MESS HOUSES:
Inspection of, authorized............................................
MINUTES:
Isthmian Canal Commission-
122nd meeting, paragraph 8 re payment of Colonel Gorgas's expenses in
visiting New York Academy of Medicine amended.................
123rd meeting, Culebra, April 8, 1907..............................
124th meeting, Culebra, April 24, 1907............................
Paragraph 21 re Hospital Rdles and Regulations amended.......
125th meeting, Ancon, April 27, 1907............................
Last paragraph re meeting business men of South amended.....
126th meeting, Culebra, May 21, 1907 ......................... .....
Paragraphs 16, 17, and 18 appointing certain Committees amended..
127th meeting, Culebra, May 29, 1907...............................
128th meeting, Culebra, June 7, 1907........... .......-.:.......
129th meeting, Culebra, June 11, 1907.......... ..................
130th meeting, Culebra, June 26, 1907........... ...................


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MUNICIPALITIES. See Districts, Administrative.
O'CONNOR, DAVID C.:
Authority to attend National Educational Association at Commissidn's
expense withheld ................................................... 9
Letter-
April 18, 1907, requesting authority to attend meeting of National
Educational Association........................................ 8
ORDERS, GENERAL:
Digest of, to be printed................................................. 4
See also Executive Orders.
OVERTIME. See Employees.
PANAMA (CITY):
Collection of water rates in, arranged for ............................... 30
Municipal engineering in, H. H. Rousseau placed in charge of............ 3
Water rates in, approval of........................................... 37
PANAMA CANAL:
Dams, William L. Sibert placed in charge of .......................... 3
Dredging, D. D. Gaillard placed in charge of ............................ 3
Laborers. See Laborers.
Locks, William L. Sibert placed in charge of........................... 3
Prism, excavation in, D. D. Gaillard in charge of ...................... 3
PANAMA RAILROAD:
Relocation of, expenses incurred to be paid out of Canal appropriations... 9
PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY:
Employees of-
Treatment of, in case of illness, rules governing.................... 13
Reimbursement of, for food and lodging furnished Canal employees arriving
too late for immediate transfer to stations, authorized................... 12
Transportation-
Canal employees, monthly charge for, increased..................... 9,31
PARK, LEROY:
Agreement with Compania Trasatlantica Espanola de Barcelona for trans-
portation of laborers................................................ 10
PAUL, J. EDWARD:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United State--
Authorized.................................................. 23
Disapproved.................. .................................... 6
Reduced rate of transportation from Colon to New York granted........... 6
PETITIONS:
Mechanics, Committee appointed to investigate.......................... 26
PHYSICIANS:
Treatment of persons by, rules governing............................. 13
Amendment of................................................... 22,23
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. See Roosevelt, Theodore.
PRINTING:
Digest of Commission's laws, orders, resolutions, and circulars ............. 4
PUBLIC WORKS, DIVISION OF:
Transfer of certain work from........................................ 25
QUARANTINE:
Erection of station on Culebra Island authorized......................... 37
QUARTERS:
Employees. See Employees.
Family, regulations covering assignment of ............................ 39
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RAILWAY, ELECTRIC:
Issuance of revocable license to H. T. Cooke for construction of, recom-
m ended...........................................................
REGIS, M.:
New conditions of employment extended to...........................
RESOLUTIONS:
Isthmian Canal Commission-
Assistant Chief and Principal Assistant Engineers, offices of, abolished.
Buildings, construction of vegetable and meat market at Culebra
authorized....................................
Deportat ions--
Official authorized to make... ............................
Previous resolutions regulating, rescinded and amended..........
Regulations to be enforced ..................................
Employees-
Classification of, adopted .....................................
Conditions of employment made effective July 1, 1907...........
Issuance of special meal books to, authorized ..................
Leave of absence-
Final decision of application of new rules governing, to rest
with Chairman........................................
Payment to estate of salary for period of, authorized-
De Veyriere, R. P...................................
Dodd, W. P .........................................
Payment in United States of salary for period of-
Authorized-
Doherty, Frank P.................................
Duvall. Edwin D.................................
James, Edward .............. ................ ....
Kelly, Bernard ................................
Kelly, Burdette...................................
Lawson, E. E........ .....................
McEvoy, Sister Mary Joseph.......................
Paul, J. Edward. ................. ............. ......
Smith, E. C ............... ....................
Uffendell, W illiam G..................... .........
Disapproved-
Bartles, Frederic R..............................
Dore, Claude B............................ ...
Duvall, Edward......................... ......
Hauer, E.. ..... ......................... ....
Paul. J. Edward................... ............
Sanford, Jasper H................................
Stancliff, H. T.......... ....................
Wheeler, Dr. Ernest H............................
Promotions of, to be based on ability, etc ........................
Transferred from municipalities, services to date from original
em ploym ent .......................... ........... ...... ......
Hospitals, Santo Tomas, employment of two American nurses for,
authorized and salary of internes to be fixed by Chief Sanitary Officer.
Inspection of mess houses, kitchens, and hotels authorized..........
Installation of Nernst lamps in Cristobal authorized..............


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RESOLUTIONS-Continued. Page.
Isthmian Canal Commission-Coritinued.
Laborers-
Acceptance of, from steamships authorized...................... 24
Provisions covering, adopted................................... 36
Recruiting of, Agreement between Stilley W. Settoon and Sainte
Croix de la Ronciere approved................................ 11
Steamship companies furnishing, to agree to take away, if unsatis-
factory ..................................................... 24
Transportation, Agreement, between Le Roy Park and Compaifa
Transatlantica Espafola de BarIelona approved................ 10
Land--
Filing petition to confirm United States title to certain, authorized. 25
Purchase of, in Cristobal District authorized...................... 25
License-
Canceling of, issued to Charles Bryant repealed.................. 24
Revocable, issuance of, to H. T. Cooke for construction of electric
railway recom mended .......................................... 4
Liquors, sale of, by Commission at cost. authorized................... 4
May 30 to be legal holiday ...................................... .. 27
M minutes, amendment of...... .................................... 23
O'Connor, David C., authority to attend meetin- of National Ethica-
tional Association at Commissinn's i-xpnse disajiproved............ 9
Panama Railroad, expenses incurred in relocation of. tl, Ih paid fri i
Canal appropriations ................... ............. ........... 9
Panama Railroad Company-
SReimbursement of, for food and lodging furnished riiplr.Nye-s ar-
riving too late for immediate transfer to stations authorized.... 12
Transportation of Canal employees, amount uf monthly i hargef for,
increased ................................................... 9, 31
Printing of digest of laws, orders, resolutions, and ciri ulars authorized. 4
Public Works, Division of, transfer of certain work from, to other De-
partm ents authorized ............................................ 25
Quarters-
Assignment of, located in hospital grounds to be made to hoiupitail
tenants only ................... ......... ..................... 16
Family, regulations covering assignment of, lixed ................ 39
Recommendation to repeal liquor licenses issued to Messrs. Cecil
McCalla and Manuel Leonts and issuance of same to Messrs. I. L.
Maduro. jr., and Jose Sandi, approved............................ 37
Residence, erection of, at Ancon for Judge H. A. Gudgci disapproved 8
Richards, Arthur R., to be equipped with artificial limb.............. 29
Roads and trails-
Construction of trail between Gorgona and Empire, authorized... 24
Maintenance of. expenditures authorized for..................... 24
Saloons, Charles Bryant's, to be removed to certain building --........ 37
Schools, length of term and grade and salaries of teachers fixed....... 31
RICHARDS, ARTHUR R.:
To be equipped with artificial limb ..................................... 29
ROADS AND TRAILS:
Construction of trail between Gorgona and Empire authorized............ 24
Maintenance of, expenditures authorized for............................. 24
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE:
Executive Orders. See Executive Orders.






INDEX.


ROUSSEAU, HARRY H.:
Appointed member of Committee on-
Classification of gold and silver employees...........................
Engineering. ............................
Governmental Affairs...............................................
Sanitary Matters ................................. ...............
Longevity increase in pay, regulations to govern ....................
Marine Barracks, question of........................................
Mechanics' Petitions, investigation of................................
Appointed Supervisory Engineer........................................
SAINTE CROIX DE LA RONCIERE:
Agreement with S. W. Settoon for recruiting laborers approved ..........
SALARIES:
Increase in, longevity, Committee appointed to draw regulations governing.
See also Employees.
SALOONS:
Charles Bryant-
Removal of, to certain building authorized...........................
Revocation of license of, repealed............................ ...
Licenses for ................................................. .......
Regulations respecting........................................
Number and location of, fixed.....................................
SANDI, JOSE:
Issuance of liquor license to, approved .................. .................
SANFORD, JASPER H.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States disapproved...........
SANITARY MATTERS, COMMITTEE ON:
Appointment of.................. ............................. ......
SANITATION, DEPARTMENT OF:
Chief Sanitary Officer. See Gorgas, William C.
Gorgas, William C., assigned supervisory charge of ............... ......
Personnel, approval of changes in....................................
SANTO TOMAS HOSPITAL. See Hospitals.
SCHOOLS:
Data concerning, to be ascertained by Joseph C. S. Blackburn............
Superintendent of, requests authority to attend meeting of National Edu-
cational Association....................... ..................
Teachers in, grade and salaries fixed.....................................
Terms, length of, fixed.............................................
SECRETARY OF WAR. See Taft, William H.
SETTOON, STILLEY W.:
Agreement with Sainte Croix de la Ronciere for recruiting laborers ap-
proved................. ............. ..............................
SIBERT, WILLIAM L.:
Appointed member of Committee on-
Classification of gold and silver employees...........................
Engineering .......... ......................... ............... .
Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence...................................
Longevity increase in pay, regulations to govern.....................
Mechanics' Petitions, investigation of...............................
Appointed Supervisory Engineer......................................
SMITH, E. C.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized ..........


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SMITH, JACKSON: Page.
Appointed member of Committee on-
Governmental Affairs............................................ 4
Labor, Quarters and Subsistence ................................... 4
Assigned supervisory charge of Department of Labor, Quarters and Sub-
sistence....... .................................. ..................... 3
Weekly report of condition of mess houses, kitchens, and hotels to be sub-
m itted to ................... ......................................... 5
SPAIN:
Laborers from, question of bringing families of, to Zone to le considered.. 33
STANCLIFF, H. T.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States disapproved ........... 7
STEAMSHIP COMPANIES:
Acceptance of laborers from, authorized................................. 24
Payment to be made to, for transportation of accepted laborers........... 25
To agree to take back laborers if unsatisfactory.......................... 24
SUPPLIES:
Purchase of, discussed by Commission and business men of south and
central West ................................................... 22
TAFT, WILLIAM H.:
Cablegram-
June 24, 1907, re construction of quarantine station, etc.............. 37
TAXES:
Collection of, regulations providing for.................................... 16
TRAILS. See Roads and trails.
TRANSPORTATION:
Employees. See Employees.
Laborers. See Laborers.
UFFENDELL, WILLIAM G.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States authorized............ 28
UNITED STATES:
President. See Roosevelt, Theodore.
WAR, SECRETARY OF. See Taft, William H.
WATER:
Collection of rates in Panama......................................... 30
Contract with city of Panama for rates, approved ........................ 37
WHEELER, DR. ERNEST H.:
Payment of leave of absence pay in United States disapproved.......... 28
WORKS, PUBLIC. See Public Works.

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