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Panama Canal record
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00097368/00006
 Material Information
Title: Panama Canal record
Physical Description: 34 v. : ill., tables, diagrs. ; 24-30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: United States
Publisher: The Panama Canal etc.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights, Canal Zone etc
Publication Date: 1913
Frequency: monthly[july 1933-1941]
weekly[ former 1907-june 1933]
Subjects / Keywords: Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: serial   ( sobekcm )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Panama
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-34, no. 9; Sept. 4, 1907-April 30, 1941.
Numbering Peculiarities: No more published.
Issuing Body: Published under the authority and supervision of the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907-Mar. 1914; of the Panama Canal, Apr. 1914-1941.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 01761828
lccn - 07035378
oclc - 1761828
System ID: UF00097368:00006

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AUGUST 28, 1912, TO AUGUST 20, 1913





ACC;DE.1s. Lal4 l 33 4 453 95 I ;8 19g ?'n 215 21 72.
288. 300. 3(10 311 33 335; 342 3i1. 352 37;. 180.
404. 429 44u
Accounts. cliz.-ilid e rp-.-nditure 13' I; 1. 1;9 2395
Adminit[ra[L,e Dl itrl, i Uon 'irl ,al.ion 4; ;;
Fl;gll acror; ilthmu .20;.
Operation prohibilL.-I 441
Agricultural balletint 3'4 41;2
Agriculturald .hoA Coln .'0.
A ir co m p rin--u rs Lr .irin f[ 1 4 "
Alien entryt ini.. L'nited S r at- 2 .5
Appropriationo 4;. 48. 3o0
AppropriLton thou, Co'.mrn i"ee t:ir nS
Archite':t office. 361 441
Force reductwn. 318
Transfer. clJ.iisi 'd ervi,,e 22;. 2S2
Atlantic Divison-
As.itl.-int Divio.)n Eninfre.r. lur..ouitri:nrt 29
Dredging tranzferTe-1. 30;
Engineer k.Li ng I Ib
Automobile Larillu 1u 41I.
Automobile: number in Canil Zone. 1;

BAGGAGE -ontra3C, Pananima ra.,lr.ad 1lt'
Balboa towniEir. 26o. 4V9.
Balboa. Vasco Nunez. monrijmnt 2; i
Band Commci-mi'on-
Aboluhed. 2132.
Concert. See Ca h i c.u
Barracks. Marine. 421.
Dump. order placed. 26)'
&and. converted 61. 273.
Bills, work performed. 354
Birds, hunting i8. 271.
Flat, pA :enger c:irp cl y. Il2.
Motor. dredgin- s'rvic' 1444.
Bombt. erx avated. Cri-sobal harbor. ?61
Boton buiines men viit 1ri i
Colon birbor-
Embankment and ire'rle 1 II 1 165 309)
Lihtihoiiue. 12.
Wi.-hout 101
Cost sLatemn[s Part 2. Nos 1.' r. 40 52.
Naos Iland. Paciltc: ntran*:-:-
Pipeline. -ater. 45.
Tristle and fill. .5 1.15. 22 i W1.9.
See also Repourt Chairmnn irnd Chief En .-.
neer ?8. 711 103. ;5. :'l ;. 2;3 259. 324.
369. 4 3. 4441
Ancon Corotal road ?49
Cardenas River. hichi-'y S1%
Culehra Cu,. railroad. 37.
French ranal. Cri;tinhil ?o4.
Gamboi. lootwAk 12?.
Gatun River railroad. 7;. lI;.
Adrrm.itrrati]n Cul'bra addition, 440
Ancon-Balhua roid. 45
Appraisal board. 416
Permanent. 57.61 81.221 341. 358 361 365 427.
See also Shops.
Public sale 34. 36. 44. 84. 107 116 123. 132. 390.

Re-moic.l Gitun L.ke iart, 229, 249. 373, 385.
N,. .71.j Re'ort -h:, rnimn and Chief Engineer,
2'8 1 1113 1i5 'I. 255 219,324.368.405,441.
Buo ac CnAil cr i,.nn l low 206.


Lok; riullin^ re.'ord 4-1
Thlphlone..,l..grapn hn.1er'round, 277.
Trnri-:h-inn-,n *.nnduii. 2-). 385.
%%-'t In.lia andl Par-,ma. break. 373.
.ai.;7:, 1 nell. rn iin pl.,nt i 41.
,ii ,rnian Arlant', S. S F'.aje, aground, 1, 38.
Cn.Al LA .. .3 ,.
Cjrnl -1 at G-or.:. -: a 0,
C ar s--
Card i, mo..nal 13 72
Cluin; return 42.
Duor; ken tu clo.d. 3'l
Hirnt and p.r, r.=p-.r 31s
Or, t r, 'a.,on 134
-:":.n .;r n ,:,_ lr rch n r..; 207.
Rei...,Ii ( 7'
R..p.r ,d.ilh 33 34;.
Rcrirrnr,. nr L].J r i ,od l3t. 421.
L' loWcain-, 1 r-I.-. .- 164 -12.
l:. l. M r. .i I' ti -r nert 2 ?2
CadtinnE tr.s:. co, I 17
BI ,d .:.ntr:-.-r i 2;
t. n ump-I,,- 30t5
!tori,e permrancint 3,7 413.
tcntr.i Dit ,-)p-
A.,:ounin C.i l' r npointment, 82.
Con:r-rliciin 5K~ri 50.
Di iiIon En.ete.-r A.rtin.e 18, 435.
G.-n.sr:l In:pl-tor. appointment 447.
C'-ritrl anl S.:u .\mreric .n Telegraph Company-
Cable cot1nui. ??9. i,
Cha3gre. Ri,.r-
Fluvi.r,,rja h str.icr- Bu'tao demolished, 413.
Fre-.hets. It;
Gravel. report. handlrg method, 397.
SiBce.. See ea,5 xu.ni.
\Vitrr supply. au',.ary,' fIor re.;er ioir; 301.
>:h:riei S-Iocity 107. 162. 438.
-bhsirman and f'hli Enginer-
.-A ling. 154 31;.
Enqwemernts Sindi... 3116
Reports m.onthl] 26 ;1, 103, 175, 217, 253. 289,
324. 3r.s 405. 441
Checks. metal retenton (I
Chilean ,sudcnt 4it 22Cr
Chirl'IuI %ol.:ano. 4'4
Chrl:tma. celebr.-irn;, I12 I31. 137, 139. 153.
Church -
Bible Sociter. 20?
B .liopr;c o0 P'inma 6
Chrt Churm.h Colon 210. 362.
Chruiarn Le:cue Culebra. 403.
Christmas celebration; 1t22. 130, 137, 139, 153.
Cristobal Linton Ch'ur..:. OI icers 170.
ieAster see:; 4
Episcoal Pa.im.rna minion 14.
Jewish opened inr Colon. 271, 281.
Nli-'lonary convention 53. 63. 79.
Organuationi. growth 22;
Sallation Army 22 250 3.74, 430.
San Bl.s mi, ion. 130 222. 351.
Sunday S.-hool .A.so.:ntion 186, 302, 417.
Thanksgiving celbr3tioni. 114.
Wesleyan .1ethbod.st Panamna. 293.

Circulars, official-
Absence, authorized, 211.
Accounts, classified expenditures, 139. 171. 179,
295, 382.
Force reduction. 318.
Transfers, classified service, 282.
Atlantic Division-
Assistant Division Engineer, appointment,
Division Engineer, acting, 116.
Dredging transferred, 303.
Bills, work performed, 354.
Card removal, 183, 282.
Chains, return, 427..
Doors, kept closed, 391.
Flat* release, 164.
Hand and push, repair, 318.
Maintenance, 266, 375.
Report, daily, 339. 347.
Unloading and release, 164, 212.
Castings, brass, cost, 171.
Central Divison-
Accountant. Chief, appointment, 82.
Construction districts, 50.
Division Engineer, acting, 318, 435.
General Inspector, appointment, 447.
Chairman and Chief Engineer, acting, 154, 347.
Civil Administration-
Head of Department, appointment, 435.
Property accountability, 362.
Loss in transit, 223.
Orders, correspondence, 411.
Collector of Revenues, acting, 23.
Coupon books, 50, 67, 154, 347, 419.
Supplies, delivery, 435.
Conductors ,examination and promotion, 67. 123.
Construction and Engineering Department-
Chairman and Chief Engineer, acting, 154;
Reorganization. 139.
Carbon copy, 139.
Coal orders. 411.
Valueless, disposition, 238.
Cranemen, steamshovel, promotion. 7, 23.
Customs, parcels post, 274.
Depot Quartermaster, acting, 35.
Devol, Brig. Gen. C. A., relieved from duty, 311.
Disbursing Officer, appointment. 164, 419.
Dredging, consolidation, 303.
Duty, imported articles, 43.
Ear and eye examination, 211, 231, 295.
Electric fixtures, locks, 139.
Electric power, charges, 375.
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, absence, 131.
Electrical equipment, installation, repair, and
operation, 447.
Employment, applications, 7.
Engineers, railway, examination, 6b. 123.
Survey, 274.
Transfer, 7, 60.
Estimates, fiscal year, 339..
Examiner of Accounts, acting, 164.
Expenditure accounts, classified. 139, 171, 179,
295, 382.
Farm, disabled laborers, 35, 67, 196.
Fourth of July celebration, 318, 331, 362.
Garlington, Lieut. Creswell, assignment, 427.


Circulars.' official-
Gravel estimate, 331.
Gravel prices, 231.
Holidays, 67. 100, 139, 231, 318, 435.
Hotel coupon books, 50, 190, 116, 212, 347, 419.
Hotel Tivoli, rates, 362.
Hotel Washington, Manager, appointment. 354,
Household effects, shipment, 231.
Hunting in Canal Zone, 131, 435.
Hydraulic work, Culebra Cut, 391.
Ice, economy in use, 247.
Injury compensation, 231, 238, 311.
Judge, Senior District, appointment, 43.
LaBoca, permanent settlement, 447.
Lakes, construction material, removal, 427.
Land Commission-
Appointment. 189.
Claims. Commission employes, 339.
Landscape architect, 361, 427.
Lanterns, oil, 203.
Laundry, price list, 50..
Law Department, acting Head, 35, 154.
Leave, accumulated, 7, 23, 247, 419.
Locks, electrical fixtures, 139.
Maintenance of Canal, committee, 305, 318.
Material and supplies, sale, 382.
Mechanical Committee abolished, 339.
Mechanical Division-
Changes, 411, 435, 419.
Chief Clerk, appointment. 411.
Headquarters, 447.
Transfers, 266.
Mileage books, half rate, 91, 171, 223, 259.
Medical Board, tropical diseases, 391, 435.
Municipal Engineering, Division, 399, 411, 435.
Oil containers, 203, 347.
Organization charts, 399.
Overtime work 238.
Pacific Division abolished, 139.
Pacific Mail S. S. Company rates, 203.
Panama Railroad. See Panama railroad.
Parcels post packages, customs, 274.
Pay certificate car discontinued. 82.
Pay certificate signatures, 35, 179, 183.
Peninsular & Occidental S. S. Company rates and
sailings, 196.
Police and Prisons-
Chief, acting, 139.
Chief, Assistant, appointment, 82.
Station, Gorgona, discontinued, 411.
Port Captains, appointments, 274, 347.
Promotions, 50, 331.
Public works--
Superintendent, acting, 375.
Transfer. 399.
Purchasing Agent, acting, 43.
Quartermaster's Department-
Building construction assignments, 427.
Chief Quartermaster, appointments, 23, 203,
Construction Quartermasters, appointment,
Depot Quartermaster, acting, 35.
R.kil e.., n..h ,I .i j embly, ;21s
Ratings and ratesof pay, 100,171,183,247.
Records, valueless, disposition, 238.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., rates, 266.
Sailing dates, changes, 447.
Sanitation Department-
Chief Officer, acting, 131, 179, 303.
Chief Officer, Assistant, acting. 238.
Brass and copper, prices, 171.
Rail, charge, 295.
Removal, 223, 331.
Second Division, Superintendent, appointment,
Service slips, silver employes, 171, 183, 247, 419.
Shipments, special, charges, 100.
Shop expense percentage, 131, 266, 362.
Shops, Gorgona, removal. 375, 391.
Sightseers, restrictions, 295.
Sightseeing train, 231, 274.
Rates, reduced, 100, 203, 238, 266.
Reservations, 67, 196.

Circulars, official-
Steamshovel cranemen, promotion, 7, 23.
Subsistence Officer, acting, 435.
Superintendent of Erection a.cting. 116.
Surcharge, material for Nivy Department, 139.
Survey of equipment. 274.
Surveying Officer, acting, 203.
Taboga Sanitarium, rates, 435.
Tanks, oxy-acetylene, return, 427.
Telephone pay stations. 339.
Time vouchers. 183, 399.
Timekeeping, consolidation. 154, 391.
Timekeeping forms, 196.
Trains, jumping on or off, 318, 339.
Transfer of employes, 303.
Treasurer of CanalZone, appointment, 295.
Mileage, half rate, 91, 171, 223, 259.
Steamship, reduced rate, 100, 196, 203. 238,
266, 419, 447.
Termination of service, 23, 299.
Trip tickets, 91. 259, 303. 435.
Trees and crops, destruction, 247.
Trip tickets, 91, 259, 303, 435,
Trucks, baggage and station, repair, 318.
Tungsten lamp installation, 331.
Typewriter baseboards and covers. 196.
United Fruit Company-
Rates, reduced, 100, 419, 447.
Reservations, 67.
Vacation. See Leave.
Waiters, striking, 247.
Water rates, steamship, 411.
Water regulations, 164, 233.
Workmanship report, shop employes, 171. 179.
Civil Administration, Department-
Changes, reduction in available funds, 69-70.
Head, appointment, 435.
Property accountability, 362.
See also Reports, Chairman and Chief Engineer,
28, 71,103, 175. 217, 253, 289, 324,368,405,441.
Civil Service, examination announcements, 6, 14, 19,
33. 40, 191. 198, 228, 243, 264, 361, 433.
Clubhouses, Commission-
Culebra, reconstruction. 1, 17.
Recreation hall, Toro Point, 9,
Report, fiscal year, 80, 87.
See also each issue.
Loss in transit, 223.
Orders, correspondence, 41.
Storage space, German company, 249.
Coaling plants, 81, 184-185, 189, 200, 225.
See also Reports. Chairman and Chief Engineer,
28, 71, 103. 175, 217, 253.289.324,368,405.441.
Cocoli Lake, spillway, 173.
Collector of Revenues, acting, 23.
Electric tramway. 394.
Fill, 261.
Parkway, 341.
Play ground, public, 137.
Sewage disposal, 249.
Waterworks. 112,165, 305.
Balboa, increased facilities. 248, 377.
Corozal, enlarged, 335.
Coupon books, 50, 67, 154, 347, 419.
Prices. See each issue.
Privileges, steamship companies, 438.
Purchases, local market, 237.
Report, fiscal year, 27.
Supplies, delivery, 435.
Block machines, 305.
Cost, locks, 85.
See also Cost Statements, Part 2. Nos. 12,
26, 40, 52.
Design, Committee, specifications, 298.
Estimate increase. Gatun locks, 61.
Handling cranes, 25, 20,5 381. 401.
Locks, completed. 333, 349.
Mixing plant, portable, 207.
Monthly, 20, 56, 96, 128, 160, 208, 236, 280,
316, 360, 396, 445.
Three years, 21.

Weekly. See ai.h issue.
Reflector.a. lock lighting.1215
Surfaces. cleaning. 402
Work review. 21, 308. 340.
Conductors. examination and promotion 67. 123.
Congressional Library copies of documents. 329.
Construction and Engmeeting. Department-
Reorganization. I 19.
Report. Chairman and Chief Engineer. 28. 71. 103.
175. 21F. 253. 289. 324. 368. 4405. 441.
Consular Corp.- directory, 68 82. 229. 264. 286. 361.
Coop. M,%. Annie. Sarn Blis Mi.sion 130 222. 351.
Corniah. L. D. reigrnation 351.
Cortzal Farm. drabled emploiea. 35 37. 67, 69. 138.
196 225. 35:.
Cortorations foreign regulations. 271.
Corr epondence-
Carbon co.ps. 139.
Valueless. disposition. 238.
Coet keeping. method and effect. 209.
Cost statement.;. Part 2. Nos. 12. 26. 40. 52.
Counterfeit money. 361.
Court marti3l indirgs.. 354
Crem-,tory 113.
Cranemen :tea mrhotel. promaoion. 7 23.
Crane -
Concrete handling. 25. 203 381. 401.
Dock. Mount Hope repairs. 61. *
Floiting. permanent equipment. 81. 31)-.137. 438.
Shops permanent 213.
Culebra Cut-
Beacon-'. I 52.
DiLe. Gamboa. 45 89.401.
Direrion channels and drainage. II. 37 28*.
Dr,-,ging o,eralion-. 349. 393. 402
Electric transmission line. 402.
F.xcavation. S.,e Excation.
Flooded heavv rams. 37
Geolog.y oif slde.. SA. 213. 228.
Hydraulic operations. 2i1. 341 391. 4W'.
In. linc rackL. spoil train; 61
Levels. signboards. 149
Lighting 132
Profile and ,ros section .-9-50.
Slides. I 3;. 72. 88. 149 157, 165. 173. 201. 205.
241. 201. 241. 2S5. 305. 333. 358.
Spod dispo.al. 285.
Steamshonela meet at grade 333
Steamshoveli I -.houtr shift 285.
Terracing. 233 264.
Transportation sy.tem. 61. 167. 409.
Trladew radas 37
Currency -
Counterfeit. 361.
Paper. 228.
Household goods exnminstion. 361.
Parcel point piakages 274
Report. fiscal >ear, 55.

Casi,.-.:,. i:.llways. 41. 13J. 107.
Concrete records See Concrete.
Cost statements Part 2. No,. 12. 26. 40 51.
Emergency. locLs 9. 159. 245. 308.
Fill played. monthly 20. 56. U6 12 160). 21)8 236.
280. 316. 360. 39o 445.
Borrow pitts 25. 26.
Fdl 1. 120.
Rprapping 189.
Rock paint. 241
Stilhway. See Spillh avs
\.ork re. iew 308
See alWio Reports Chairman and Chief Engineer.
28 71. 103 175 217.253 289. 324 368. 405 441.
Devol. Brig Gen C. A. relieved from dutll. 3.11.
Depot Qusrtermmster actnie i5.
Gamboa protecting r'ilebra Cut. 4.n. o., 401.
Pacific entrance. remcnval 23.3 29;. 313 .22. 429.
Diplomatic and Consular Corpi 68. 82. 229. 264.
286. 361.
lathrmian Canal Commission. 8. 156. 348.


Panama Government, 68.
Disbursing Officer, appointments. 164. 419.
Ditching machine, record 197, 229.
Caissons. concrete. 207. 357.
Collapse, 2.
Cargo handlmg. 37 133. 157, 241. 397.
Cranes. 78.
Lumber. removal, 45.
Stevedores Quit work. 37.
Permanent. 57.81. 135. 142, 206. 207.309, 357.
Boat landing Gatun Lake, 264.421
Cristobal. permanent, 64-65. 81. 151. 165 201;.
309. 317. 385.
Mount Hope. crane repairs. 61.
Panama market, 37.
Rules and regulations. 408.
Seealso Reports. Chairman and Chief Engineer, 28.
71. 103. 1:5. 217. 253. 289. 324. 368.4 05 441.
Drainage. Culebra Cut. II. 3;. 285.
Buckets, managanese steel. 233.
Dipper. two, contra.:t. 192-193
Dipper trips, 136.
Pipeline. transferrred to Pacific entrance, 101.
Pumps. changed record. 440.
Rebuilt. 45.
Seagoing auction. repairs. 207.
Spuds. manufacture, 301.
Atlantic entrance, 35,. 365.
Consolidation or nork, 303.
Culebra Cut 349. 393.
Cost. 85.
See also Cost Statements. Part 2. Non 12. 26.
40. 52
Locks. Gatun. 360
Motor boats for service. 444.
Pacific entrance, 135. 233. 292. 313. J34.
Records. 52. 349. 394.
See a..o Excavation totals.
Shoals. Limon Ba.. 2f15.
Drowning. accidental. 42. 300, 440.
Dry Docks. permanent 81 109. 149. 309 385.
See also Reports. Chairman and Chiel Engineer. 28.
71. 103. 17,5 212. 253. 299. 324. 368. 405 441.
Dumps, spol, 321. 376.
DuLt, imported articles. 43.
Bids and awards. 2411. 333
Explosions. premature, 210, 288.

EAR and eye examinations. 211. 231. 295.
Easter celebrations. 243.
Election, National, returns and mock campaigns. 78. 90.
Electric cable, locks. 1.1l.
Electric fixtures, Jaocks, 1 9.
Electric power, charges. 375.
Electric power Dplans--
Balboa. 133.
Gatun Lake, 45. 71. 309.
See also Cost SLatement,, Part 2, Nos. 12. 26,
40. 52.
Electric street railways. 225 277. 34%. 359. 394. 416.
Electric transmission linE-
Culebra Cut, 402.
Permanent. 125. 141, 181. 269. 309. 389.
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, absence, 131.
Electrical work. Filth Division. 274.
Embezzlement. convictions. 58, 66. 95. 103.
Employment applications. 7.
Engine house. Gamboa, removal, 261.
Engineers, railway, examination and promotion, 67,
Floating. permanent. 81, 336, 438.
Retuement, 274, 444.
Survey, Board of Appraisal. 274. 416.
Transfer. 7. 60.
Administration, 249, 271.
Administrator's notices. 282. 295. 303.
Escheat, 331. 340, 347. 356.
Report, fiscal year. 55.

Fiscal year. 339.
Concrete. Gatun locks. 61.
Excavation 13, 109 126. 205. 437.
Expenditures, fiscal ycar. 339.
Examiner of Account; acting. 164.
Borrow pits. Gatun dam. 25. 26.
Cost. 85.
See als. Cost statements Part 2. Nos. 12. 26.
Culebra Cut. 13. 19, 157. 2iul. 261. 309.
Docks. AtlantLc terminal. 151
Dredge records. 33 340. 304.
See al:o Totals.
Dry dock. Bilbho. 149 309. 385.
Estimates. 13. 109. 126. 205. 437.
Hydraulic. Pacific Division, 85.
Lock,. Gatun. 101. 149. 357. 365.
Pacific entrance. 135. 233, 297. 313. 391.
Review of work 300.
Slides. Se Shlide.
Spillway. hiriflores. 149
Steaim-hovel records. rmonthil, and da;l. 19 25.
37 5 .95, 12;. 159. 20:. 235. 273. 318 352.
Total. mo.nuhly.. 17. 53.93. 125, 15;. 205 233 277.
313. 31'-. 303 432.
Totals moncthl since Amernan occupation. 20.
56.96 128. 160. 208. 236. 280. 316. 360. 390 445.
See alio Rep.orts. Chairman and Chiel Engineer.
28. ;. 103. 1;5 217. 253. 29. 324. 368. 405. 441.
Execut-me Order--
Admiinitrative districts consolid tion 4;. 57.
Artisans, transfer clas:.ied Lers ice 227. 2U2.
Birds. huntin 27 1.
Cor,oratirons foreign. r.-guIlt.cn. ?; 1
Eilates, admmistration. 271.
Fl ing machine:. op.eralion 0410.
Injury compensation. 250. 251. 270
Jury trial, 395.
Laborers, alien. entry into UIinied States. 235.
Land. Canal purpo,)s..126 135
Las Saban.s land ..'2.2
Safety Aprliance Act. modification. 2:0.
Steain.;hip inmectiron. 183.
Expenditure ccountr..L.is nied 130. 171. 179. 295 3-2.
Expenditure, clai.,fisd. monthly. 43 66. 121. 135 191.
216, 263, 319, 347, 434
Explosions. premature. 210, 288.
'Exposition Panama contest for artists 432.
Exposition Panama-Pa'ific-
Proclamation. .97.
Stamps. 201.

FAr&u. disabled laborers 35. 3; 67. f,9 138. 196. 225.
Fenders. lock %all:. 149. 344
Fender crnains. 181. 308
F l,-s. valueless, disporision. 238.
Fine Arts Commission, 195.
File Protection. D;iis;on-
Allotment curtalment. 69-70.
See also ReportL. Chairman and Chief Engineer
28. 7. 1113, 175 21 ;. 253. 289. 324. 368. 405. 441
Firemen. volunteer. contest. 2 I1
Fires. 202. 223. 244 264. ?;t. 3`9 342.
Fluviographr Ladtion. Boneo,. bolished. 413.
Flying machines, 297. 441
Fog signal station, breakwateri. 12.
Appropriations. 47.48. 380.
Inspection. board, 195.
Photographers excluded, 133
Fourth of July celebration-
Athletic events, 3S7. 395.
Financial statement. 55.
Notices. 318. 329 331. 335 345. 350 358. 362. 366.
Program. 350.
Freshetr. Chagres River. 117.

GASOLINE, contract, 444.
Gatun Lake-
Boat landing. 264.
Buildings. removal. 220, 249, 373.385.


Gatun Lake-
Construction material, removal, 427.
Description, 120.
Dike, Gamboa, 45, 89, 401.
Hydroelectric station, 45., 77, 309. -
See also Cost statements. Part 2, Nos. 12, 26,
40, 52.
Islands, floating, 133.
Islands, and peninsulas, jurisdiction, 233.
Island and peninsulas, jurisdiction, 233.
Mosquitoes, 191.
Railroad relocation, 429.
Rise, final, 377, 440.
Spillway. See Spillways.
Water for Colon, 112, 165, 258, 305.
Water supply, 17, 33.
Wind movement, 305.
Geology of the Isthmus. 88, 213, 228, 424.
Chagres river, method of handling, 397.
Ditching machine, records, 197, 229.
Estimate, 331.
Prices, 231.
Quarantine, 335, 402.
Sanitation, 119.
HARDImo, Lieut. Col. Chester A., resignation, 229.
lay for Commission animals, 341.
Health lectures, public, 230.
H tighway-
Ancon-Diablo, 165, 349.
Ancon-Balboa, 244.
Bridges, 181, 349.
Distance markers, 408.
Empire-Chorrera, 199.
Gamboa-Empire, 181, 237, 377.
Sabanas road improvements, 9, 58, 333.
Trails, clearing, 196, 203, 227.
Holidays, 67, 100, 139, 231, 318, 435.
Gardens, trees and plants, 34.
Laundry prices, 50.
Hostling costs, 200.
Balboa, increased accommodations, 397.
Coupon books, 50, 109, 116, 212, 347, 419.
Report, fiscal year, 39.
Passenger elevator, 127.
Rates, 362.
Telephone pay stations, 339.
Cost, construction, 381.
Manager, appointment, 354, 391.
Opening, 197, 222, 225, 241,386, 421.
Rates, 279.
Telephone service, 245, 339.
Household effects-
Customs examination, 361.
Shipment, 231, 440.
Humane Society, Colon, 13. 153, 387.
Hunting in Canal Zone, 131, 271 4 35.
Hydr.abipl=ne flight across Isthmus, 297.
Hydroelectric station, Gatun Lake, 45, 77, 309.
See also Coast tatements. Part 2. Nos. 12 26.40,52.

ICE, economy in use, 247.
Immigration reports monthly. 10, 26, 38. 54, 86, 94,
121, 159, 227, 2137. 263. 272, 305, 342, 386, 432.
Inaugural ceremonies, Panama. 17.
Inca Society. annual dinner 281. 307.
Indians. San Bias, mi'xion. 130, 222. 351.
Infintry, Tenth Camp On.t. 119.
Injury compensation. 231. 238. 250 270. 311.
Insane. hospital farm. .1 rj9
Insurance corirpnicis operation statement. 281.
Foating. Gatun LaLke. 13 3.
JurisdIctzon. 225, 233.
Inventones. annual. 12.

JEwiVS Syoagogue. dedication. 271, 281.
Johnson. Professor Emory R.. visit, 11.


Judge, Senior D.Lr,.:t ippoitm.ni 43.
Judiciary, Canal Law, 35.
Jury trial, 395.

KEROSENE contract, 444.
Kitchens, laborers', 39, 421.
Knights of Pythias exhibit, 15, 79.

LA BOCA, permanent settlement, 447.
Labor Day excursions, 14.
Labor force-
Largest, 125.
Reports, monthly, 39, 63, 123, 127, 139, 191. 227,
244, 279, 334, 378, 422.
Labor trains, 19, 109, 297.
Laborer killed, fight on labor train. 361.
Alien, entry into United States, 235.
Disabled, farm, 35, 37, 67, 69, 138. 196, 225, 357.
Injury compensation. 231, 238, 250-251, 270, 311.
Kitchens, 39, 421.
Ratings and rates of pay, 171.
Recruiting, 181, 378, 402, 438.
-Repatriation, 402, 417.
Service slips, 171, 183, 247, 419,
Signature, pay certificates, 179.
Spanish, emigration from Spain, 273.
Lake, Gatun. See Gatun Lake.
Canal purposes, 126, 135.
Las Sabanas, 135, 213, 227.
Leases, 119, 127. 241.
Lots, Cristobal water front, 377.
Reclamation, 113, 197. 234, 261.
Squatters, 321, 386.
Land Commission-
Appointment, 189, 228.
Awards, 367, 380, 398, 414. 431.
Claims, employes, 339.
Meetings, 240, 264, 300, 314, 329.
Opinions, 294, 367, 414, 422, 431.
Rules of procedure, 240, 246, 266.
Lanterns, employes, oil, 203.
Manzanillo burned, 440.
Quarantine service, 9.
Ruth, transfer, 365.
Trips, Gatun-Gorgona, 440.
Laundry price list, 50.
Law, Canal, 3,5.
Law Department, acting head, 35, 154.
Accumulated, 7, 23, 247, 419.
Authorized, 211.
Transportation, 23. 399.
Leper asylum, Palo Seco, matron, 235.
Letters, misdirected. See each issue.
Levelmen and transitmen, examinations, 42, 151, 252,
Breakwater, Colon harobr, 12.
Buoys, 168, 206.
Culebra Cut beacons, 152.
Locks, 161, 215, 388.
Range tower, highest, 181.
Work accomplished, review, 308.
See also Reports, Chairman and Chief Engineer, 28,
71,103, 175,217, 253, 289, 324, 368,405, 441.
Limon Bay-
Shoal, removal, 285.
Wave action, 421.
Liquor licenses discontinued, 300, 323.
Local Inspectors-
Chairman, appointment, 286.
Examination announcements. See various issues.
Accidents, fatal, 33. 95, 195, 272, 323, 352, 404.
Cable pulling. 181, 421.
Cleaning up chambers, 397.
Concrete. See Concrete.
Contracts, structural material, 240.
Cost statements, Part 2, Nos, 12, 26, 40, 52.
Cranes, concrete handling, 25, 205, 381, 401.
Doors, operating tunnels, 288.

Electrical fixtures, 139.
Emergency dams, 9, 159, 245, 308.
Fender chains, 181, 308.
Fenders, approach walls, 149. 344.
Adjustment to prevent leakage, 425.
Erection, 45, 53, 101, 117, 205, 241, 308.
Inspection, 141.
Approach walls, 93, 265. 277.
Backfill. 421.
Barrier, removal, 381.
Concrete estimate, 61.
Excavation, 101, 149, 357, 365.
Gravel fill, 109.
Guide walls, north, 165, 189.
Masonry, massive, completion, 333.
Lighting, 161, 215-216, 388.
Machinery, guarding, 141.
Machinery, operating, 245, 308.
Material contracts, 245.
Approach walls, 9.
Gate accident, 373.
Pedro Miguel-
Approach walls, filling, 174.
Dams to prevent flooding, 101.
Gates swung, 101.
Wing and core walls, 173.
Review of -ork ?71 308.
Towing I...'.,. 'i,' 308, 444.
Tunnels, operating, 181, 288.
Valves, 40, 245, 308.
See also Reports, Chairman and Chief Engineer.
28, 71,103, 175, 217, 253, 289, 324, 368,405,441
Lots, Cristobal water front, 377.
Luckenbach S. S. Co., service, 207.
Lubricants, floating equipment, 249.
Lumber contract, 432.
MAIL matter, count, 42.
Maintenance of Canal Committee, 305. 318.
Manslaughter case. 210, 314.
Marine Corps, barracks, 421.
Marines, Third Battalion from Nicaragua, 115.
Inspection, police, 421.
Local purchases, 237.
Panama, reconstruction. 37.
Material and supplies-
Cost estimate, fiscal year, 404.
Sale, 382.
Weekly receipt. See each issue.
Masonic Temple, Colon, 322.
Masons, visit, 387, 417, 424, 431.
McClintic-Marshall Construction Co. staff changes, 10
Mechanical Committee abolished, 339.
Mechanical Division-
Appointments, 116, 131, 419, 435.
Changes, 401, 411.
Headquarters, 447.
Transfers. 266.
Medal, Canal-
Distribution, 61.
Lists, 287, 299, 307. 315, 330, 343. 353, 359, 388
Medical Board, tropical diseases, 391, 435.
Medical Society ,Canal Zone, officers. 243.
Mena, Gen. Luis. Col. Daniel, Nicaraguan prisoners, 93
Messes, laborers', 39, 397.
Metal checks, retention, 61.
Mileage books, half rate, 91, 171, 223, 259.
Military Affairs, House Committee, visit, 210.
Miraflores Lake, clearing, 305.
Missionary, San Bias Indians, 130, 222, 351.
Model and lecture room, 109.
Money order business, postal. 2, 35, 55, 61, 168.
See also Reports, Chairman and Chief Engineer
28, 71, 103, 175, 217, 253, 289,324,368,405,441
Device for detecting flight, 353.
Gatun Lake, 191.
Motor boats, dredging service, 444.
Mules for Canal work, 333.
Municipal Engineering Division-
Organization, 399, 411.

NI in~cip3xl E'nginetritig Di nu.on -
iti~ling :to.k marking. 435.
Nlurijer, iriiI Franricco Zaldnar 34.


NA1L"RA~iZ%10.N ac.ie. 279

ofw n C~n~il ,rrclrdei Is,, 163.1rj

jLilri,n Tr-I Ei..! attlin return 115.
Prison.'rs. 93.
Ni,1*,: ,-r rif I -.nl &r,' ~l Ter, e di-043l1n.
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Rro..r,rrr M7r- 1 Vi.cr h 263

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Calm Jo hnit F 21; '
torarrr Lreut Cli rlri F. 500
C.r-ue Rota'r Forv.-i 323.
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Vi tujd Birianimr F 1 '1
Via-id Hirold, 14",
ch,~ikdreciary. fE 6-1 33 156 3481

Feltor.-1d I.i---, r.i ds Eros vr4 181
C sncerni. emplio1 e., 203

Pirialirna LUtion Oil CcniiiyanN. 341.
Road 9 Sas.
I Mor'irc- are,3 413.
Eutpp,' pr.ide 20'1.
Tank; atorage. 53. 81. 413.


Automobile tariff. 410. 41S
Navigation of Canal. 183. 103.
Olenstuen, Dr. A. J.. res.gn.g'.:n, 2M.6.
Organnation charts. 399
Orphan asylum. Colon ?63 "81. '93. 323.
Overtime work. 238.


PACIFIC Div.sion abolished 139.
Pacific Mad S. S. Co-
Rates. 203.
Steam.hip Neatport flr.,atd "0j. 46. 94 126.
Pacific Steam Navigtiorn Co-
Certificate refused steamshipr Aricu 3?9
Palo Seco leper asylum matron. 235.
Expoinlion. contme-t lor artis-t 4 t
Head tax. 385.
Inauieuration. President Porr-a. I;
Market and pier, recon.iract.ian 3.".
Officials, directory. 68.
Sewage disposal. 249.
SIreet cleaning Fxpendiu tLres 338
Streets and sew:rs. maintenance 160
Tramway system. 225 277. 345. li) 41h
Panam.-Pacific Expostion-
Proclamation. President Taft 8;
StampaD. 201.
Panama railroad-
Accidents. latal. 55. 143 513. 347 352 373 404
Accidents. iruardiog ainst.', 301
Apartment house. 61
Ashpans. entmne. dumping, 3'
Auditor Local acting. s73
Baggage contract. 100.
Bridge. Galun River. 77. 197.
Car Deparnment. General Foreman art.lig 23
Car Department trans frred, 266
Care. See Cars
Coal orders. 411.
Commissary. See Commissa'ry
'Conductors. examination and promotion. 67 11
Dispatcher. Chad. 238. 347. 419. 43.i.
Docks. See Docks.
Ear and eve Euaminatior 211 231.29,.
Ditching machine. record. 196. 229
Fourth of July. train ernvice. 375.
Freight and Passenger Agent. 427
Future. decision of Board of Director- 433.
Gorgona and Malachin train service 447.
Gravel prices. 231.
Hostling costs 200
Labor trains. 10. 109 297.
Lots. CnsLobal water front. 3; 1.
Mail address. 179.
Master of Tran.portation. 367.
Materinal dumped alone line. 107.
Mileagebooks. halfrate 91 1I1 223.259.
Observation c-ar 134.
Parlor car service, 411
Passed, card, 399.
Port Captain, Criatobal Colon. 147
Rails in use various penods. 221.
Receiving and Forwarding Agent 362
Relocaton. 378, 429.
Report. fiscal year. 129
Shop expense percentage. 131. 166. 362.
Stghtaeeing train. 61. 118 133 231. 261. 274. 432.
Signal system, 97-.08. 231. 352.
SLation. Cucaracha abolished. 411.
Station. Panama. construction. 25. ?62
Steamships. See Steamships.
Superintendent. General. 321. 331 335.
Swimming pool. 43.
Telegraph office, public. 77.
Telegraph and Telephone. Supermnletdent. 76.
Telephone pay stations. 339. 432.
Timetables, 83. 149, 155. 204. 310.
Treasurer. Local, appointment. 60.
Trip tickets. 91. 259. 303. 435.
Trucks, baggage and station, repair 318.
Tunnel. Miraflores stafl svriem 97.231. 552.
Tunnel. Miraflores. traffic. 167. 107.
Work trains, loaded. passing 375.
Panama Steamship Co.. rates to interior, 152.
Parcell potr, customs. 274.

Patterson. John D.. General Supernntendcnt. Panama
Railroad Compan, 321. 131. 3 1;
Pay ce i-fi.:.ae--
Car CeLntril Dvi:ojn J-li.-'rtirnued t?
Signrature 3; 1". 9 193
Pedro. Macguel to'n.It. .21.
Peunisular & Occidental S, Co-
Ratesand .aliing. 93 190.
Demolished. 408.
Litbrars. 37'.
Phouteraphers excluded from frOrtih,.ation, 1 33
Pti-oeraphs hi.rtor.al, 221.
Pier; S.- DockL.
Pipelin.:;. ail. 29;. 341
Player. motor trrmairent eq]uijpusin[t i41
Play ground public. Lcol)n 117
Police and Priaon. Dit.ion-
MlItincnt. curtailment. 6-;0
.5 ",..ini Cthiet 'Pfi"-'A ll ment 1 2
Ch., i act.ng. 1 3i .
Market inaj-,ction 421
ReorIc.1.niati:'n ol di-itr,: i I1
Stilton CGrgans rhiconranued 411.
-., .c.':c, Reports Chsirman and C1 hietF Enl'ainer
2s. ;1. 103. 175 :I. 53 289 324 .t., 405 441
Porran P--Ilaari President irniurairtMi-n 17
Port (Etaitimi ar.-pa)ntmrnenLt. ?i4 4
Potal3 b u.ncins: repo:rl-, 3 5, 55. 61.
Pc-r l.1 -:.angs in -.t:t .- ent.ra I ? 31 5 rIt 1'1i
1I8i 23 2:8 333 ;,r0 41);
P 3. U .t 35 a u -ii
Pr-ts eucson'i; oa-,J Ricerauc :-
Ac inn head ot DLa -on 3i
Report. rfi:al %.Air 55.
S'e j,.l- Repor'r Chairfmin nd Chief Engine-r
"A 71. 0t. 13 2! 2t53 1?'- 3?4 36 4u5 441.
Po ic-',-, ?.M ljtcruna. i:, i.nrinurd. 444
Printing prlant. pur- r ior prre.- i 317.
Prmuotions. 511 31
Public: Works-
Srupcrntendent. 3t.[ing 7T
Tranlier Son
ar'' i Retortna _hilnarrmatan n.i Ctail Enql'en- -.
2, ;I. 1113 174 21.- ';3 'S'j 334 lh' 405 441.
Dredge. record chanr;.- 44.i
Sluicing Cileibra Cut 401)
\i atjr:r ov-rk.. Colon 4011.
Purchiasne Agent 3.:mirg. 1J

Guaaquail 33i5 40?
Launch. 9
LivLrpool 326
W oil anra c -jton tra:.rn inl',...r.jed port ',il
Co-t statementt Part 2 Noi 12 2o 40 52
Li:ence granted. 295
Extent c-f operation:, `73
Rock crurner auuitry plint 321
Statements. wrekl". 5e r.ah F5. Ite
Port .: Bellto-
Rolling ,tock. additional 333
-ide.nine kaltld 429
Quarter.aster'; Deprtmentl-
Building conatru:ltion a.'lgagnn'enf'. 4;
Cargo ha -rling. Bilbo.. dio..k. 3: 1 3 157 241.
Chilt. appointieni 23. 2A.; 330
Con-tructiun Q.uartermrir.ir. a[i.auinitn-nt 31S
De-r-ot Quartermialtr a..[i.n ir
Depait Ouartermait.er a madl address 223.
Stor. hous ,. annual .nt rntor.: 1?
*-c ..uso Report l hairman and Chilf Engineer.
21 71 103.I u. 21:. 2"1 i3..29 321 368 403 441
Bachelor, additional. Gatun. 77
Conolidation. Colon.Criitobal. 393.
Corozal, additional 19
Fasrnlv applartionns 35 66. 120 140 191 210.
248. 283. 318. 303.
Occupants. monthly reports. 39. 63. 123. 127 139.
191. 227. 244. 279. 334. 378. 422.

Scrap ch.,rLe 295
s.,.-nd hand ;.embly, 295.
Rail; uoil at it-'.u. fi.riods,221.
PRan,: p ..wer La,;hhouses.
Rial Itl record --
Aranual rire.: ,ears, 168.
Dr) a-.a-un. t31
Monnthli. ; 15 3. 60, 66, 91, 120, 132, 164, 193,
19i 3 if 2;3; 311. 346, 355, 391, 427.
Porio Bll.t.. 121
e?. v -, f.z-h issue.
-i'e *.)-i t cathl.r rer-orts, 23, 60, 91, 140, 167, 199,
Y3-r 273. 311. 3.i3, 391, 427.
Ratnc- and ra t-, of p.,s. 100. 171, 183, 247.
k.-.-rdsi D, :n..rn aut.-rc-piration, 48.
R:.:orda aluelo a ,d.: f-osition, 238.
Re,:re-ation hall Torn Point, 9.
Reiruit.nr laborer- 1*1 378, 402, 438.
Red Cro.5,-
Chri:-im- :ejl. S.2 88, 114.
El.ecuion of oaffc-:r- 182.
Financiij :tatmients, 12, 22, 75, 170, 185, 200,
i37 i?3. 13; -3', 398, 432.
R,:erOarz S''e %%i'atr
Collector aittmin ?3.
Report fira:,l ycar 55.
Kep:..ort,. rrIoIthils 2. 35,61,166,235,282.322,379,

Retil.r, ndprd ai.il] rmathes, 22, 63, 293, 301,317.
Rilt. club maichIz. 43 81, 115, 130, 152, 187,358.
R o et dracang rr.ti.rd 329.
R.ir.n-.r.. A.rtliJr L r.ignation, 409.
Ra.i:k ..rushers ,,' noarry.
RI:llhng :tock deaicn,tian change, 385.
Ro-:. A Mad Steam Packet Co., rates, 266.

's Air. road imprit ements, 9,58, 333.
Sai'E.. p'r.Ilan.:e A.:t modification, 270.
Sil,-on Ii :enii- ; i: .. "on ni.ted, 300, 323.
Sah lion ;rnim ? .' ln. 374, 430.
San Bi:t- Indian- at ta-..on established, 130, 222, 351.
Riart. : c.:,r ,.n reJ ot, 273.
Co-t. Q6
St. :j Cuo ..t aer-em-nts, Part 2, Nos. 12,26,40, 52.
Crarn, ,anl.iaa-lin Jismantled, 361.
Nombre de Dac.; Plant, 34.
Rr. orts. rnonthlv 19, 34, 66, 90, 135. 199, 229.
7.4I 317. ;62. 3-11.
Sand bliat Imt hinr 132'.
Sanitation Gua'.aqual. 119.
Sainiatiin. D, pirtni:ntL-
A: ;..it i i.:i Oiricer, acting, 238.
Ch...i I'tti.:. r ir ne : 31 179, 303.
5',e iab., R.i L ht airr aiin and Chief Engineer,
8. 71. 11.11 175 -17. 253,289.324.368,405,441.

Commrnncmnirnt ,xrrcises, 323, 374, 379.
Enrollment cn6 _;,
Opernig. 2'
Report. annual 40n
Summer 14
T.amcner' 42 58 i 34
',,r also Hi:;:..rt Cha.iman and Chiel Engineer
?S *I. tl.n I;l;. "l: "i ?239. !1 46..405.441.
Rail charge 295.
Remoial 13. ?64 331.
Salte 5; 1.1 ?20
Ser irce Lpa etl.r.l, I' I l[ 3 24; 419.
Sewage ,i spo-il .a4. 3I00
-w'er?. Panaml. 1Jin[Et-iije ,:- r I
Shoals L.mon Ba, dra:dg]n:_ 2?'
Balboa parmaneni-
Cranes 213
Descriyarion 81.
Flo.r pac,: St. 33R.
Foundiiiona 141
Foundry e vuir ment 4U11
Planer, rotor. equipment. 341
Playing mill, 365.


Report of Committee, 57.
Sand blast machine, 329.
Steel, structural, 77. 237, 365.
Tile roofs, 173, 285, 365, 403.
Work, progress. 309, 358, 416.
See also Reports. Chairman and Chief En-
gineer. 28, 71, 103, 175, 217, 253, 289, 324,
368, 405, 441.
Empire, reoccupation, 385.
Expense percentage, 131, 266, 362.
Gamboa, removal, 261.
History, 438-439.
Removal, 229, 285, 375, 391, 401, 433, 438.
Testing machine, 261.
Work at, 213.
Material transportation, 421.
Paraiso, reopened for dredge repairs, 393.
Sightseers, restrictions, 295.
Sightseeing train, 61, 118, 133, 231, 261, 274, 432.
Signal systems, Panama railroad, 97-98, 231, 352.
Culebra Cut, 1, 13, 37, 77, 88, 149, 157, 165, 173,
201,205, 241, 261, 281, 285, 305, 306, 333, 358.
Excavation estimate increased, 205.
Geologist report, 88, 213, 228.
Hydraulic work, sluicing tops, 281, 341, 391, 402.
Porto Bello quarry, 429.
Spain, emigration embargo lifted, 273.
Spiders on Canal work, 207.
Caisson dams, 41. 133, 197.
Cocoli Lake, closing, 173.
Concrete. See Concrete records.
Cost statements, Part 2, Nos. 12, 26, 40, 52.
Gatun Lake-
Hydroelectric station, 45, 77, 309.
Sluice gates, 1, 53, 117, 125, 141, 309, 365.
Trestle, construction, 333.
Miraflores Lake-
Excavation, 149.
Gates, 141, 149.
Railing, walls, 173, 305.
See also Reports, Chairman and Chief Engineer,
28, 71,103,175, 217, 253, 289, 324,368,405,441.
Squatters, Canal Zone land, 321, 386.
Stamps, Panama-Pacific Exposition. 201.
California-Atlantic Pleiades aground, 1,38.
Commissary privileges, 438.
Inspection Law, amendment, 183.
Luckenbach, Panama-San Francisco service, 207.
Pacific Mail-
Newport floated, 26, 46, 94, 126.
Rates. 203.
Pacific Steam Navigation, certificate refused the
Arica, 329.
Panama S. S. Co., rates, 152.
Panama Railroad S. S. Co.-
Advance, delayed by storm, 264.
Alliance, repairs, 133.
Future, 433.
Shipments, special, charges, 100.
Peninsula& Occidental rttes an.1 sadling.. 93,196.
Rates, reduced, 100, 152, 196, 203, 238, 266, 419,
Reservations, 67, 196.
Royal Mail Steam Packet, rates, 266.
Sailing dates, employes, changes, 447.
Sailings. See each issue.
United Fruit Company, rates, reservations, 67,
100, 419, 447.
Water rates, 394, 411.
Cranemen, promotion, 7, 23.
Culebra Cut-
Meet at grade, 333.
Twelve hour shifts, 285.
Steamshovel- I
Records, daily and monthly, 19, 25, 37, 58, 95, 127,
159.207,235, 273, 318,352,386, 431.
See also Exca action totals.


Stir..son. Henry L., Secretary of War. visit,.95, 103. 114.
inventories, annual, 12.
Sto..:lk reduction. 197.
Tran-ler. Balboa, 234.
Street cleaning exp.'nditure:. Panama, 338.
Streets. maintenance. Panama 169.
Subsistence Department-
Acting Head, 435.
Commissary. See Commissary.
Hotels and messes, report, fiscal year, 39.
Suggestions, employes', 438.
Sunstroke, cases, 151.
Contracts, 196.
Cost, estimated, fiscal year, 404.
Obsolete, sale. 117.
Receipt, weekly. See each issue.
Surcharge, material for Navy Department. 139.
Survey, equipment. 274.
Surveying Officer, acting. 203.
Surveying parties, trees and crop destruction, 247.
Swimming pool, Colon, 43.

TABOGA launch service, 346.
Taboga Sanitarium-
Patients, number admitted, 80.
Rates, 435.
Taft, President Win. H-
Panama-Pacific Exposition, 87.
Toll rates, 111.
Visit to Isthmus, 135, 142, 153.
Taft, Miss Helen, visit, 103, 114.
Oxy-acetylene, return, 427.
Storage, oil, 53, 81, 413.
Tax, head, Panama, 385.
Taxes and license fees. See Revenue reports.
Telegraph and Telephone-
Cables, underground, 277.
Diectory changes, 51.
Exchange, Gorgona, discontinued, 399.
Hotel Washington service, 245, 339.
Isthmian Company, changes, 109.
Pay stations, 339, 432.
Pole line, Colon-Gatun, 262.
Public office. 77.
Superintendent, acting. 76.
Tennis tournaments, 180, 195, 202, 300, 314, 329, 342.
354, 395.
Tenth Infantry-
Camp Otis, barracks, 119.
Court Martial findings, 354.
Termination of service, transportation, 23, 399.
Testing machine, shops. 261.
Thanksgiving celebrations, 100, 114.
Thatcher, Maurice H., resignation. 351.
Thompson, W. L., resignation, 388.
Tide tables. See each issue.
Tiles for roofing shops, 173, 285, 365, 403.
Timber. Greenhart, investigation, 440.
Timekeeping, consolidation. 154. 285, 391.
Timekeeping forms, 196.
Time tables, Panama railroad, 83, 149, 155, 294, 31In
Time vouchers, 183, 399.
Tolls, Canal-
Law. Canal, 3-5.
Proclamation, President Taft, 111.
Tools and equipment, transfer, 7, 60.
Torpedo boat destroyers, fuel oil, 181.
Tortola and Tortolita, islands, jurisdiction, 225.
Tourist traffic, 121, 225, 429.
Towing locomotives, locks, 308, 444.
Balboa, 269. 429.
Pedro Miguel, 321.
Trails, clearing, 196, 203, 227.
Tramway systems, 225, 277, 345, 359, 394, 416.

Transfer of employes. procedure. 383.
Mileage. half rate, 91. 171. 223. 259.
Steamship rates. 100. 203. 152. 196, 238. 266. 419.
Termination on service. 23. 399
Trio tickets 91, 259. 303. 435
Treasurer of Canal Zone, appointment. ?95.
Trees, and crops. destruction, 217.
Trees and plants. ho-iri.al gardens. 34.
Tri), tickerg. 91. 259 303 435
Taol'ar,. sale and transfer. 241. 301. 335. 440.
Changes and repairs. 385.
Exolir. sale. 341. 37.. 383. 39!. 400. 418.
Porto Bello and Toro Point, service. 436.
Tungsten lampr., sale and Lnetallation. 137, 331.
Tunn -
Panama railroad. NTraflores, 97, 167. 197. 231. 352.
Project,. crossing Canal. abandoned. 3t1.
Typewriter baseboards and covers. 196.


UNION Oil Company-
Contract extension 249.
Pipeline changes. 341.
United Fruit Company-
Laborers, recruiting. 438
Stearmship rate, and reservations. 67. 100, 419. 447.
Lruner .,Y Club. election. 70
Records. monthly. 19. 66. 109. 159, 199.235, 273.
318. 366. 386 4 32.
Repair cost, 165.


'.acArroN. S5e Leave
\ alves. locks. 40. 215. 308


'WAITER.' striking. 247.
Washington -louse mess, 341
Cbagres Rier. auxiliary supply. 301.
Colon Eyitem. Gatun Lake. 112. 165, 258. 305 401.
L.oriumption., i. 25Q.
Panama supply. 87. 160. 413.
Pipeline. Na303s Island breakwater. 45.
Pumps, 101. 410.
Rate., steamships. 394. 411.
Regulations., 164. 223.
Rents. deposits required, 351.
Water -
Supply. permanent, 215. 258. 309
Watt. John Al. G.. re ignanc.n. 103.
Ware action, Limon Bay. 421
Weather reports-
Monthly. 23. 60 91, 140. 167. 199 230. 275. 311,
355. 391. 427
Year. 167.
WVest India and Panama cable break. 373
\Wharves Ts,. Docks
\Villianm. Edward J., resignation. 440
Will;am.on S. B reignatnon 110
Wind movement Gatun Lake. 105
Wind velocities. 269.
W ireles, stations. 228. 262. 301. 39. 416.
Women's Club?-
Fedcrauon. Canal Zone, 14 114 147. 170. 186, 293.
Organization and prou-trh. 272
Work, review 338
Wool and cotton shipments Irom infected ports, 171
\%orkmanrhip and conduct reports. 171, 179.

. C A. C .

I'. NY. C A. See Clubhouses. Comrrmssion.



Bal~boa. layvout. 113.
Break%2a.er. Wft IM11htll- 12
Buoys, gas. 168.
C r3aes. floating. 3W6
C:ulebi'a Cut-
Beacons. 152
Cross section. 50
D;Le. C..mbos. s's
EX~aV36.on. I3
Profile. 4C.
Darnw. SP~LIIaav caiw-'or.. 41
Dike. Garmboa. PrOt~c~ing i ulr-bra Cut. s's
Docks. Cristobal. 64-65

Dr..ige dipper trip.; 136
Elecirrc traI~nr*.,zsan hntr 391i
Excaitsron Culebrm Cu'. 13 40
Fender; Iloc A:II 11.4
Breakwat~er. 12
Culebra Curt IS.
Uaxlis. 161. 1%,%

Ferideri. i~aDl ;44

Lighrhou..e.. 161. 3&1,
Lightinye 216

Tunnels, operating, doors, 288.
Valve seals, 40.
Walls, approach, Gatun, 265.
Mosquito device to determine flight, 353.
Panama railroad-
Rails, samples, cross sections, 221.
Signal systems, 97, 352.
Rails, samples, cross sections, 221.
Red Cross Seals, 82.
Signal systems, Panama railroad, 97, 352.
Spillway caisson dams, 41.
Valve seals, locks, 40.



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each. to all employee, of the Commis.ison and P-mama
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No communication. either for publication or requesting
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Work at the Spillway or Gatun Dam.
Following the completion and closing of the
upper guard gates in Gatun Locks. the duisce
gates in the ogee of Gacun Spillway dam were
closed on August 17. The upper lock gates;
are holding the water pumped out of the cul-
verts, up to the level of the emergency darn
sill plus 37.4, with very slight leakage. The
surface of the lake is rising about .5 foot per
day, and its rise and spread are plainly per-
ceptible. The old Panama railroad em-
bankment between Gatun and Lion Hill is
discernible only by a scant fringe of the tops
of weeds.
At the Spillway. concrete is being plai.ed
from the trestle built out to the ogee from the
east side of the Spillwa-, channel, across the
intake of the pe-nitocks for the hydroelectric
station. The work at present is on the abut-
ment at the east end of the ogee. It will be
built to 115 feet above sealevel, and will take
the place of a pier in the support of the regu-
lating gate at the east end of the ogee. Wood-
en forms are being erected for the building
of several of the piers which will be placed 45
feet apart along the top of the dam The
14 gates which will be raised and lowered be-
tween piers to regulate the surface of the lake,
when it is higher than 50 feet above sealevel,
have been assembled by the forces of the
McClinric-Marshall Company, in the aban-
doned borrow pit north of the division office
building. All of them have been erected to
full height, the work yet to be done on them
consisting of sheathing, riveting, and caulking.
Transfer of Air Compressor Equipment.
Construction work, in connection with the
new terminal at Balboa, requires additional
facilities for the supplying of compressed air,
and to this end, one air compressor and one
boiler will be transferred from Las Cascadas
and installed in the plant at Balboa, which,
with the two small compressors already there
will, in part, relieve the situation. It is prob-
able that by October I work in the Central
Division will have advanced sufficiently to
permit the transfer of one compressor and two

boilers remaining at La- Cascadas, to Balboa,
which w ill furnish an adequate supply ulf cm-
pressed air at a proper working pressure for
all purposes. For the present, however, the
additional equipment %will be u-ced in furnish-
Ing air mainly to the 20tripod drills now en-
gaged in the terminal work. while the well
drill. and small concrete mixers to be set up.
will have to be operated by steam The
transfer of the machinery, which is in charge
of the Mechanical Diaision, will necessitate
the construction of a spur track leading from
the nearest available track in the Easi Balboa
yard to the compressor plant

New Break In H%ei, Bank at Culebra.
Another break occurred in the west bank
of the Canal at Culebra, near where the ob-
servation platlurm formerly ,toud. about; mid-
night, Monday, August 26. The section of
the bank that gave way consisted of a pro-
jecting mas,, which s-ttledl, and. following the
usual course, heaved up in the bottom of the
Cut. The material overeitowed one of the con-
struction tracks, and partly buried steam-
shovel No. 219. but when the machine was
freed, it was found to be onl, slightly dam-
aged. The amount of material in'ulved in
this break, which in reality furms a part of the
main break on the west bank at Cultbra, is
estimated at about 900.00ill cubic yard.
The situation in the Cut. north of Empire,
,%here a briak o.curr-:d in thiL Obispo Di\er-
siun on August 20. is well under control, and
construction rrains began ',pr.iating out ut their
north end on Wedinesdad August 28. A
temporary dike has been built across the bijt-
tom of the Cut, and the trains will use it in
passing around the toe of the slide. The
dike serc-s the additional purpose of keeping
the water that e-c:apes from the diversion
channel, while it is beine relocated, from find-
in uis way through the Cut souuthward Une
pump, mounted un a flat car, operated b-.
steam supplied by locomotives, has been kept
in operation continuously since the da-, of the
slide, and has unwatered the greater part uo
the inundated section, emptying the water in-
to the drainage ditch on the north side ol the
dike. A steamrnhovel has been working day
and night excavating a new channel lor the
diversion. The slope of the hill back ul the
former channel is ve'ry abrupt, and in making
the new one, the e-sa(ation is wholly in the
side of this hill, the material removeLd being
dumped on the opposite side tu form a retain-
ing wall for the relocated diversion. A cruss-
section measurement of the break shows that
about 300,0OO cubic yardi of material will
have to be taken out at this point

Reconsrtuction of Culebra Clubhouse.
The continued breaking back of a slide on
the west bank of Culebra Cut. from Station
1726 to Station 1804. has developed large
cracks in the earth beneath the Commission
clubhouse at Culebra, and the north end of

the building ha5 m 1s_)l 19 inches t.'is:rd the
Cur, despite Elie -horin, timbers %ithl hi,'h
it h sli bi,:n repatcdll, jak.il up. Notmte
has been p._-ied at the Ir...nt of the: .lubiihoic,
warning all who tsauldi enter that it -hall beat
their ,_, rn ri-k, and w..rk has be.un i-.n re.'on-.
dtrueting th-- budilling f.,r -al.t'.. All '.. the
hea\,, tw..-- cror, rout par is to bc rm..veid.
The bin' ling alle.i and adjacentt t.urnit:'
platform, comprised in a one-sitir, structure:,
willbe left in the present location and. the
part if the to-story struLtue occupied Ilb,
the kuchen and serving spate ill I., rtduirc-d
to one -t..r. D,:-finite plans in r,-garil to the
erection of a reidineg, p'ul an'Id blliarl and
a-sembl, ro.m'incannot bei anno.un edl until the
ad i-:,ry commit, i ha'. aced on this matter.

Progre-s on Gatun Dam
T he.- incr ide, ..-.I the- n..rth .aid o...uth rues
.,f the '.%s wir% ; r o af lu Dani D i br..ulight
trgethcr ar tilh jiun.tion ul that wine (.4 the
Dam ,ith the i ncrretc Spill.'., aippr.ai_.h
channel on Aiu. u- 24 In the pri..ce.' ,f
dumpi ing )on ih.-. t Is ,, .id.hs if rth h, i. aulic
core the toe- hav t ben bri.iught t l.'setr rt-
gethrer. uhile the -urlaic of the h, ,lrJiilic
fill has been rising- and, a- the latter %a: io.n
the point o.) II.m nim oj,.cr the tip ul thle %all
of the Spillwa', aiprup a h .harnel. dr, filling
,,n the tioe-- wa; -i:on.centrated neir the %ill
f,'r two wiCkl; in order to fi.,rrm an embJnk-
ment tu retain the h, i,Jrauili fill at le\tl.-
highe-r than the top of rlie th.niinel \% ll The
top .1) the all isat ..I,:-.ati':in plu 5 l-1ct. aind
the surface of ihI hy.Iraulic hil in the wtL
wing olf the Dam i n.,,' at lu i .'r aL... e s:.a-
level. Hydrauh, bhlirta is praitiCally C:om-
pleted, and the Damt will be finL'hed with
i.lr, fill, .-..h;i h ,ill l .i ,.irr :..l on all al..ng
the upper -ii[, ,if tlih ni.,rth and s-uth toes,
o which are nruw un in aterace:, about 100 feet
On the east wiin,i 'f the Da.ni, where the toes
were fir=t brought together during the month
of March, 1912, they are now together for a
distance of over 1.00IIJ feet, from theSpillway
channel toward the Luck,. The top of the
Dam has been brought toelevation plus 103.35
feet. but after the Dam has settled the top
still be graded, so that the eventual height
will be 105 feet above :-..leel. Additional
filling i- betin,; made about hallfsay up the
side ul the north tue, to bring its surface to
the grades prec,:ribed in the plans.

Steamrnship "*PleLdes" Aground.
The Balboa office of the California-Atlantic
bteamship Cumpan was ad\ iied by cable
on August 24 that the steamship Pastades,
plying in the service uf the cUmpany between
San Francisco and Balboa, wa_ aground on
the coast of Mexico. Particulars as to loca-
ti,.n, po-.sible loss of lile, and salvage measures
have not been received It is presumed that,
asthevessel was about five da>s out from San
Francisco, the wreck occurred along the Low-


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er California coast. The cargo consisted of
3 ,1100 00 ) feet of lumber and 150 tons of Tro-
jan dynamite for the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion; and 400 tons of shingles consigned to
New York, and is valued at jpproximately
$1,000,000. The vessel, which is a single-
screw steel steamship of 3,753 tons register.
331 feet 5 inches long, 47 feet wide, and 25
feet deep, was built by the Mlaryland Steel
Company in 1899, and is valued at $400,000..
It is owned by the Boston Towboat Company.

Gatun Dam Spillway.
Theconcrete work in the Spill ;ay of Gatun
Dam is over 95 per cent completed, 204 t71
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on August
24. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE. Concrete Hours NO.
Land worked. Mixers.
August 19............ 20 2.00 1
August 20............. 17 1.30 1
August 21............. 54 6.00 1
August 22........... 58 6.30 1
August 23............. 68 6.00 1
August 24 ............. . 10 .45 1
Total ............... 227 22.45 1
Previously reported... 204,444
Grand total.......... 204,671_

Ancon Crusher.
The f.,:llo,*:ng is a statement of rock crushed
at Ancon quarry during the two weeks ending
August 24:

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.
August 12.......................... 00 2.2q4
August 13....................... 7.50 2,.05
August 14...................... 8.10 2,469
August 15....................... 8 10, 3,108
" August 16....................... 8.0S 3,137
August 17........................ 8.15 2,985
Total . 45 10 16,688
Augu:t I 6 410 2,385
August 20... .............. ..... 725 2,866
August 21. .......... 750 2,697
August22................ 8 25 3,208
August 23. ..................... 8.05 3,015
August 24................. 8.35 2,780
Total........................ 47.00 16,951

Postal Business and Canal Zone Revenues.
The total amount of money orders issued
in the Canal Zone during the month of July
was $409,929, of which $335,239.08 was pay-
able in the United States, $74,096.92 in the
Canal Zone, $349 in Martinique, and $244
in Costa Rica. The number of orders issued
was 19,665, and the average value was $20.s4.
Money order fees amounted to S1,936 12, and
the amount paid and repaid was $109,449.65.
Postal sales amounted to $6,073, and news-
paper postage to $16.09.
Revenue collections during the month of
July were, as follows: Bicycle and chauffeur
licenses, $183; insurance collections, $50:
motor vehicle licenses, $180; steamboat in-
spection, $40; taxes, licenses, etc $'),754 22:
total, $10,217 22.

Pre iminary Report on Dock Accident.
A preliminary report has been made by the
committee, consisting of Mr. S. B. \\illiam-
son, Mr. W. G. Comber, and Lieut. F. NMears,
appointed to investigate the collapse of a
section of the Panama railroad wharf at

Balboa in the early morning of Saturday.
August 17. A summary tf its conclusions,.
"The committee concludes that there vas
a sudden sliding .,f 8.00Ucubic .ardr from the
killing, or mole, in the rear of the dock, which
tarried aaiay the pile- supporting the latter,
causing it to tollape. Further, that the shl
ding mass was projected against the ship's
side with a force that cau-ed it to list suffici-

ently for a large volume of water to enter
open ports and deck hatches, resulting in her
sinking within 10 minutes.
"The committee recommends that the in-
vestigation be continued, with a view of ob-
taining complete information regarding the
condition of the Newpopn, and ascertaining
the de-gree of list at the time of sinking; also,
tou enly the condition of the piling, and other
members of the dock structure."


Over 91 per .cent ol the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on August 24 being 3.944,639 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately 4,302,563. A total
of 20.591 cubic yards of concrete as laid in the locks during the week ending August 24.
About 9)5 percent ui the' concrete for the s. stem of three t\in locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at the clo-.. of work -.n Augu-t 24 being 1,894,420cubic yards, out of a
total of 2.1000,liU0. A startemntr ,if the amount of concrete placed in the locks each working
da,, of the aeek endinC August 24, and of the itral follows: and a similar statement for the
work in the Spillway at Gatun Dam is published elkewhtre in this issue:

2 cubic yard mua.'s .-cubic yard mn'-er
DATE. _______________ Large Total.
Conl-le Hlours No of Concrtu Hours No. ol
Spa cd. Iorked. i xer priced IworkJed. mixers

ICL I aS. I| L I 'J-.
A ugust 1" .. .. . .. .
August 20 . .. 4.1 10 3 .

Augu t 22 . 2l.l 4 41) I .3 ...
.Au N 2 . 21o 3 .. .
Au u. . . 412 .42 3 .. .. .. ..
'Hand mix.d 20
Toal. . 2. 34 0A 2 .
Pie ou..ly reported .. .
Grand total _________________I _________
"TheMtent:, $a3r, oi con.:rte rnd inued are reinforced. and were placed on the fc
20, five yards; August 21.cight :. ard A.iUgu;t 22 sc.en var,.i

Cu Yds.1
........ 412
..... 316
.. 287
........ 216
...... 412

.... 2.0;8
... 1.892.342
I 1S94 420
allowing days: August

Concrete work in the lock at Pedru Mliguel is uver 98 per cent completed, 875,528 cubic
yards, out of a total of 849,827. bucket measurement, having been placed at the close of
work on August 24. The record for each of the working days of last week, follows.


DAtE. 2-cutic yard mixer; I J cubic yard mLsers. Lasge Totl.
Concrete Hours No. of Concrete Hour; No of
Placed. I .or ked Inxers placed. I orkel. mix eis
IC Yds ~ L. I JS. Ca. Yas.
August 19 ... . .... . I -? 2 00 1 2i3 31 .00 4 ... 265
t l........ . 7 0.00 I 164 1.00 3 .... 235
August 21 ......... ... ... 11 1 00 1 I5 24.00 3 ........ 189
August 22.. .... . ...... .. . .. ... ..... I 5 23.00 3 .. 165
August 23... ... . ... ...... ... .... . .. .191 33.00 4 ....... 191
August 24 ...... . . ... .. .. .. .. .. . 1 1 30 00 4 .oo 181
Total ... .... . ...... 117 9.00 .50 1.109 165 00 3.5 ... ... 1.226
Previously reported......... .. . . .... ... . ..... . .. .. .. . 4.493 874.302
G rand total... .. ...... .. ..... .. ... . ........ .... ....... . ... ..... 4.493 875.528

Over 83 per cent of the concrete for the system ol two twin locks at Mirallores was in
place August 24. the total amount on that date being 1,174,691 cubic yards, bucket measure-
ment, out of a total of approximately 1.412,736. The record for each working day last
AEt-ek, follows:


DATE 2-cubic yard mixer;. 2-cubic yard miuers. I-cubic yard mixers. Total

Concrete Home- No ot Cconcrete Hours No. of Concrete Hours No ol Large
placed. worked ,mix.rs plred. worked miaers risced %orked mixeral stone
C. Ys. Cu. Ca'J: Cu Yds. Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds.
August 1I 4. 3. 00 7 1.244 1 60 o 505 s .50 8 ........ 2.597
August 2' 1.114 33.58 7 1,424 19 sC 2 400 44.00 6 ........ 2.968
August 21. 1,120 30.67 .?i2 17 15 2 4,9 4 6.o00 7 ... .... 2.851
August 22 1.36i 4?.42 4 1.42' 10 33 2 542 41P.00 6 ........ 3,332
August 21 1.20.1 36.50 ; ,400 19 00 2 321 30.50 4 ....... 3,017
August 24 ,S16 :.0.09 : 1.3:2 19 42 2 334 34 50 5 2,522
Total.. 6.566 219 25 7 8.110 112 90 2 2.591 261.50 6 ........ 17.287
repo ed ... .... .. . ..... . .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. ... .... . ,693 1.157,.404
to ..O 3.693 1 ,174,691
re ... . .......... ........ ............ ........ ..... .. ....... ...... ..... 3693 1174
Crn .9 .7.9

Augsl 28, 1912.


Full Text of Ibe Measure Made a Law by Presi-
dent's Signature on August 24.
The following is the full text of the new
Canal law, which was signed by President
Taft on August 24:
AN ACT TO provide for the opening, main-
tenance, protection, and opt-ration of the
Panama Canal, and the sanitation and
government of the Canal Zone.
Be it enactted by the Senate and His6 ,..f
Representatives of the Unted States of A mertca
in Congress assembled, That the zone of land
and land under water of the idth of ten mil'e
extending to the distance of fixe miles on each
side ol the center line of the route ,f the a nal
now being constructed thereon, which zone
begins in the Caribbean Sea three. marine miles
from mean low water mark and extends to and
across the Isthmus of Panama into the Pacific
Ocean to the distance of three marine miles
from mean low water mark, excluding there-
from the cities of Panama and Colon and their
adjacent harbors located within said zone, as-
excepted in the treaty with the Republic of
Panama dated November eighteenth, nine-
teen hundred and three, but including all is-
lands within said described zone, and in ad-
dition thereto the group of island- in the Ba.,
of Panama named Perico, Nans, Culebra, and
Flamenco, and lands and waters outside of
said limits above described which are neces-
sary or convenient or from time :o time ma'.
become nece sary or convenient for the con-
struction, maintenance, operation, sanitation.
or protection of the said Canal or of any a uili-
ary canals, lakes, or other works necessary
or convenient for the construction, main-
tenance, operation, sanitation, or protection
of said Canal, the use, occupancy, or control
whereof were granted to the United States
by the treaty between the United States and
the Republic of Panama, the ratifications of
which were exchanged on the twenty-sixth
day of February, nineteen hundred and four,
shall be known and designated as the Canal
Zone, and the Canal now being constructed
Lhereon shall hereafter be known and desig-
nated as the Panama Canal. The President
is authorized by treaty with the Republic of
Panama to acquire any additional land or land
under water not already granted, or which
was excepted from the grant, that he may
deem necessary for the operation, mainte-
nance, sanitation, or protection of the Pana-
ma Canal, and to exchange any land or land
under water not deemed necessary for such
purpose for other land or land under water
which may be deemed necessary for such pur-
poses, which additional land or land under
water so acquired shall become part of the
Canal Zone.
Section 2. That all laws, orders, regula-
tions, and ordinances adopted and promul-
gated in the Canal Zone by order of the Presi-
dent for the government and sanitation of the
Canal Zone and the construction of the Pana-
ma Canal are hereby ratified and confirmed
as valid and binding until Congress shall
otherwise provide. The existing courts es-
tablished in the Canal Zone by Executive
Order are recognized and confirmed to con-
tinue in operation until the courts provided
for in this Act shall be established.
Section 3. That the President is author-
ized to declare by Executive Order that all
land and land under water within the limits of
the Canal Zone is necessary for the construc-
tion, maintenance, operation, sanitation, or
protection of the Panama Canal, and toex-
tinguish, by agreement when advisable, all
claims and titles of adverse claimants and oc-
cupants. Upon failure to secure by agree-
ment title to any such parcel of land or land
under water the adverse claim or occupancy
shall be disposed of and title thereto secured
in the United States and compensation there-
for fixed and paid in the manner provided in
the aforesaid treaty with the Republic of

Panama. or such modification of such treaty
as may hereafter be made.
Secion 4. That when in the judgment of
the President the construction of the Panama
Canal shall be sufficiently advanced toward
completion to render the further service-, of
the Isthmian Canal Commission unnecessary
the President is authorized by Executive
Order to discontinue the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, which, together with the pre-ent
organization, shall then cca-c to exist; and
the President is authorized thereafter tocom-
plete, govern, and operate tlh: Panama Canal
and govern the Canal /i.ne, or cause them to
be completed, govet-rned, and operated.
through a go.ernor of the Panama Canal ani
such other pe rs,,ns as he may deem competent
to discharge the variousdutie connected with
the completion, care, maintenance, sanitation,
operation, government, and protection of the
Canal and Canal Zone. If any of the persons
appointed or employed as aforesaid shall be
person' in the militaryor naval sen ice of the
United States, the amount of the official
salry paid to any such person shall be de-
ducted from the amount of alaryy or compen-
'arion provide-d b% or nhich shall be fixed
under the terms -of this Act The coternor of
the Panama Canal shall be appointed by the
President, by and ith the a and consent
of the Senate, conlmisioned for a term of four
years, and until his utLcc.-..r shall be appoint-
ed and qualified. He shall receive a salary, of
ten thou-and dollars year All orher persons
necessarN for the completion, tare. manage-
ment. maintenance, sanitation, government,
operation, and protection of the Panama
Canal and Canal Zjne shall be appointed by
the President or by his authority removable
at his pleasure, and the compensation of -uch
persons shall be fi.xcd by the President, or by
hia authority, until such time as Congress may
by law regulate the same, but salaries or com-
pensation fixed hereunder by the Presilent
shall in no instance exceed hy more than
twenty-five per centum the salar- or com-
pensation paid flor the sami or similar services
to persons employed by the Government in
continental United States; that upon thecom-
pletion of the Panama Canal the President
shall cause the same to be officially and for-
mally opened lur use and operation.
Before the completion of the Canal the
Commission of Arts may make report to the
President of their recommendation regarding
the artistic character of th, -tructures of the
Canal, such report to be transmitted to Con-
Section 3. That the President is hereby
authorized to prescribe and from time to time
change the tolls that -hall be levied b> the
Government of the United States for the use
of the Panama Canal: Provided, That no
tolls, when prescribed as above, shall be
changed, unless six months' notice thereof
shall have been given by the President by
proclamation. No tolls shall be levied upon
vessels engaged in the coastwise trade of the
United States. That section forty-one hun-
dred and thirty-two of the Revised Statutes is
hereby amended to read, as follows:
"Section 4132. Vessels built within the
United States and belonging wholly to citi-
zens thereof, and vessels which may be cap-
tured in war by citizens of the United States
and lawfully condemned as prize, or which
may be adjudged to be forfeited for a breach
of the laws of the United Stares, and seagoing
vessels, whether steam or sail, which have
been certified by the Steamboat Inspection
Service as safe to carrm dry and perishable
cargo, not more than five years old at thetime
they apply for registry. wherever built, which
are to engage only in trade with foreign coun-
tries or with the Philippine Islands and the
islands of Guam and rutuila, being wholly
owned by citizens of the United Statesorcor-
porations organized and chartered under the
laws of the United States oi01 of any State
thereof, the president and managing directors

of which shall be citizens of the UInited
States, and no others, may be registered
as directed in this title. Foreign built
vessels registered pursuant to thi- A.t -hall
not engage in the coastsise trade: Pro-
vided, That a foreign built acht, pleasure
boat, or vessel, not used ur intended ti be ustd
for trade, admitted to A.-mnii.an regi-try pur-
suant to this section ha ll not be cs-emrt Irum
the collection of ad :,atlr'e'ir duty pro,. i.Jed in
sectionn Ihirty.-,even of the Act appruvi.l Au-
gust filih, nineteenr hundred and nine.t '-nttled
'An Act to provide revenue, equali,,- ,lutic'
and tn' courage the industries of ther- United
States. and for other purposes.' That all
materials ol foreign production which may be
necei-ary tor the cons-truction or repair ti
vessel, built in the United Statf- and all :uch
materials necessary fur the building or r-pa.r
of their machinery, and all article-s rne--an,
for their outfit and equipment ma5 be im-
ported into the United States free of dtts
under such regulations as the Secretar, of [I e
Treasury may prescribe: Pro:ided furihr,
That such vessels so admitted under the pr,-
visions of thi- section ma,. contract %ith the
Ponstmaster General. under the Act of MNarch
third, eighteen hundred and ninet, -one, en-
titled 'An Act to pro\ ideloroccan mail sen-
ice between the United State.- and foreign
ports, and to promote commerce,' so lung as
such vessels shall in all respects comply nxiTh
the provisions and requirements of said Act.
Tolls ma, be baed upon gro- or net regis-
tered tonnage, displaci. ient t.,innage, or
iihert\ise, and ma', be based on one form of
tonnage. or otherwise, and mia'. be basel nii
one form of tonnage for nar.lhpsandl another
for ships of commerce. The rate of tull- niay'
be lower upon vessels in balla-t than upon
vessels carrying passengers or cargo \\% I, n
based upon net registered tonnage for ships
of commerce, the tolls shall not :\sceed one
dollar and twenty-fie cents per net registered
ton, nor be le.s, other than lor vessels :f the
UInited States and its citizen-, than tli etri-
mated proportionate cu-t ul the actual main-
tenance and operation of the Canal. subject,
however, to the provision- of article nineteen
of the convention between the l- nuid States
and the Republic of Panama, entered into
November eighteenth, nineteen hundred and
three. If the toll- hall not be based upon
net registered tonnage, they shall not exceed
the equivalent of one dollar and twenty-five
cents per net registered ton as nearl) as the
same may be determined, nor betl.-- than the
equivalent ol seventv-five cents per net rtgi-.-
tered ton. The toll for each p_ -I-nger shall
nut be more than one dollar and filtl cents.
The President is authorized tu maks.ano from
time to time amend, regulanon- g;u\erning
the operation of the Panama Canal, and the
passage and control of vessels through the
same or any part therof, including the lucks
and approaches thereto, and all rules and
regulations affecting pilots and pilhtage in the
Canal or the approache.- thereto through the
adjacent waters.
Such regulations shall provide for prompt
adjustment by agreement and immediate pa., -
ment of claims for damages which may arise
from injury to vessels, cargo, or passengers
from the passing of vessels through the lucks
under the control of those : operating them
under such rules and regulations. In case of
disagreement, suit may be brought in the dis-
trict court of the Canal Zune against the
governor ol the Panama Canal. The hearing
and disposition of such ca dited, and the judgment shall be immediately
paid out of any mune) s appropriated or allot-
ted for Canal operation
The President shall provide a method for
the determination and adjustment of all
claims arising out ol personal injuries to em-
ployes thereafter occurring while directly
engaged in actual work in connection with the
construction, maintenance, operatiOn, O.r sani-
Lation of the Canalor .l the Panama railroad.
or of any auxiliary canals, locks, or other

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works necessary and comn\nirnt for the con-
stru.'tion, maintenance .,j|erarnri. or s,,ni-
tatin of thel Canal, a heth.-r -u. h injuries re-
sult in death or not, and prescribe a schedule
of compensation therefore, and im i.,- re,.':se and
modify such method and schedule at any
time; and such claims to the extent they'
shallbe allowed on -u. h ajuit rimnint. if allowed
at all, shall be paid out of the moneys here-
after appropriated for that purpose or out of
the funds of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany, if said company was responsible for
said injury, as the case may require. And
after such method and schedule -hill be pro-
vided by the President the provisions of the
Act entitled "An Act r antinr. t o certain em-
ployes of the United stite h th.: right to re-
ceive from it cumpen-ation for injuries sus-
tained in the course of their employment,"
appro,.-:d Mla,. thirtieth, nineteen hundred
and ei1lhr, and of the Act entitled "An Act
relating to injured employes on the Isthmian
Canal," approved Februar,. v..enr, -fourth.
nineteen hundred and nine, :hall n..t a pply to[
p| r-..nl injuries thereafter rea.-i:. l and
clair: if..r v.I,. Ihi are subject to determination
and adju-tmri,,t J- provided in this section.
Sectior, 6. Th., the President is author-
iz.d t. cai-, -., -c erected, maintained, and
operated, subject to the international con-
vention and the Act of Conre:s to regulate
radi.i ,.cm* munirci ti,.r, at .uirabhli pl.,-:s alung
thi. fanini Canal and the c,.a-t adjal Lnt to.
its two terminals, in connection with the
operation of said Canal, such wireless tele-
graphi,, installations as he may deem neces-
sary for the operation, maintenance, sanita-
tion, and protection of said Canal, and for
other purposes. If it is found necessary to
lucate- uc:h ir,-tallati,..n-. upon territory of the
RepuLhlic of Ian.iama, the President is author-
ized to make such agreement with said Gov-
ern men t a s may be necessary, and also to pro-
vidc lor the acceptance and transmission, by
said system, of all private and commercial
messages, and those of the GoCoernment of
Panama, on such terms and for such tolls as
the President may prescribe Pr, .Jidd That
the me--LAe of the Lo;u.'-rnm~nr of the United
Statr- and th,: departments thereof, and the
management of the Panama Canal, shall
always be given precedence overall other mes-
sages. The President is also authorized, in
his dJi-cr,.ti..n, to enter into such operating
agreements or leases with any private wireless
company or companies as may best insure
freedom from interference with the wireless
telegraphic installations established by the
United States. The President is also author-
ized to establish, .maintain, and operate,
through the Panama Railroad Company or
otherr, i, drydocks, repair shops, yards,
docks, wharves, n tr.:lou.,e.-, :torehouses, and
other necessary It :Ilrts .1n appurtenances
for the purpose of providing coal and other
materials, labor, repairs, and supplies for ves-
sels of the Government of the United States
and, incidentally, for supplying such at
reasonable prices to passing vessels, in accord-
ance with appropriations hereby authorized
to be made from time to time by Congress
as a part of the maintenance and operation of
the said Canal. M_'., e- received from the
conduct of said business may be expended and
reinvested for such purposes without being
covered into the Treasury of the United
States; and such moneys are hereby appro-
priated for such purposes, but all deposits
of such funds shall be subject to the provi-
sions of existing law relating to the deposit
of 0-,ther public. funds of the United biati'-..
and any net profits accruing from .u,.h busi-
ness shall annually I. e. terid into i,,. Treas-
ury of the United States. Monthly reports
of such receipts and !:plenliur-s shall be
made to the l'r.,,Irit by the persons in
charge, and annual reports shall be made to
the Congre s.
SeCtiun 7. That the ), ernur of the Pana-
ma Canal shall, in Lunnectiun with the opera-

tion of such Canal, have official control and
jurisdiction over the Canal Zone and shall
perform all duties in connection with the civil
government of the Canal Zone, which is to be
held, treated, and governed as an adjunct of
-uch Panama Canal. Unless in this Act
otherwise provided all existing laws of the
Canal Zone referring to the civil governor or
the civil administration ol the Canal Zone
shall be applicable to the governor of the
Panama Canal. who shall perform all such
executive and administrative duties required
by existing law. The President is authorized
to determine .ar cau-e to be determined what
towns shall exist in the Canal Zone and sub-
divide and frnm time to time resubdivide 'aid
Canal Zone into subdivisions, to be delsignatcd
by name. or number, ou that there shall be
situ.-tred one town in each subdivision. and
:he boundarir-. of each subdivisi,.n shall be
clearly dJfined. In each t,wn there shall be-
a mnai -.trate's court %%ith ex-lusi\e original
jurisJicti..n coestensi.e with the subdivision
in % which it 1sttuited of all civil cases in A which
th, principal .um claimed does not eceLed
three hundred dollars, and all criminal Lcaes
wheLrein the pLnishment that may be imposcd
shall not exceedr a fin:- of one hundred dollars
or imprisonment n,,t exceeding thirt. da5,.
or both. and all vilCat ins ol police regulations
and ordinances and all actions invoking
possession or title to personal property i or the
forcible entry and detrainer 1i real estate.
Such magistrates shaII al.o hold preliminary
investigations in charge iof felon. and offenses
under sectiri ten of thii Act, and commit ur
bail in bailable c ai-e tU the- di-irict court. A
sufficient number uf magi-trate- and consta.
bles, who mu-t be citizen- ol the United
States, to conduct the bu-ine-: .'f such court-
shall be app..,inted b\ the gosernur of the
Panama Canal !or term- -A Inur ears and
until their .succCesur' are appointed and qual-
ified, and the compensationn of -uch person,
shall be fixed bK the Pretident. or by hi- au-
thority, until such time 3s C'ongrcss may by
law regulate the same. The rules governing
said courts and prescribing the duties of said
magistrates and constables. uaths and bonds,
the times and plIces ..l holding -.uch courts,
the dispositiun of fine-. costs. forlciturcs, en.
I.',uce-inte of judgment-. providing for ap.
peals therefriom to the di-trict cuurt, and the
diposirion, treatment, and pardun oul con-
vict-, shall be e-tablished b order iof the Pre-.-
ident The guoernor ul the Parama Canal
liill appoint all norari,-. publl, prescribe
their poc ers and lutii-. their ,.,ffi ial -,al.
and the fees to be charged and c:llec:ted by
Section ". Tha, ilthr, shall be in the Canal
Zone one district '-Llirt ,ith ti,., divisions,
one including Balboa and the orher including
Cristobal, and one district judge Ol the said
district, ho shill hold hi- LOu t in both
divisions aw such time as he may designate by
order, at least once a month in each division.
The rules of practice in -uch district court
shall be prescribed or amended by order of
the President. The said district court shall
have original juri-diCtion of all felunt cases,
of offense-- arising under section ten of this
Act, all ,auses in equity, admiralty and all
casesat law involving principal .urns exceed-
ing three hundred .Ilollar; and all appeals from
judgme-nts rendered in magi-irates' courts.
The jurisictirin in admiralt, herein con-
ferred up.,n ihe district judge, and the di-trict
court shall be the samii that is exercised by the
United States dlitrtct judges and the United
States district .-.'urt., and the procedure and
practice ;hall al-u be th- same. The district
court or the judge theriol shall also hate
jurisdiction of ll other matters and proceed-
ings not herein pioovided for which are nuw
within the juridi:oticn ol the Supreme Co'urt
of the Canal Zonie, uo the Circuit Court of the
Canal Zone,th, District Court of the Canal
Zone, or the judges thereof. Said judge shall
provide for the selection, summoning, serving,

and compensation of jurors from among the
citizens of the United States, to be subject
to jury duty in either division of such district,
and a jury shall be had in any criminal case
or civil case at law originating in said court
on the demand of either party. There shall
be a district attorney and a marshal forsaid
district. It shall be the duty of the district
attorney to conduct all business, civil and
criminal, for the Government, and to advise
the governor of the Panama Canal on all legal
que-tions touching the operation of theCanal
and the administration of civil affairs. It shall
bethe dutynf the marshal toexecute all process
of the court, preserve order therein, and do all
things incident to the office of marshal. The
district judge, the district attorney, and the
marshal shall be appointed by the President,
by and %ith the advice and consent of the
Senate, for terms of four years each, and until
their successors are appointed and qualified,
and during their terms of office shall reside
within the Canal Zone, and shall hold no other
office, nor serve on an% official board or com-
milsinn, nor receive any emoluments except
thtir salaries. The district judges shall re-
ceive the -ame salary paid the district judges
of the United States, and shall appoint the
clerk of said court, and may appoint one as-
sistant \when necessary, who shall receive
salaries to be fixed by the President. The dis-
trict judge shall be entitled to six weeks' leave
of absence each year with pay. During his
absence, or during any period of disability or
disqualify, ariun from sickness or otherwise
tu discharge his duties, the same shall be
temporarily performed by any circuit or dis-
trict judge of the United States who may be
designated by the President, and who, during
tuih service, shall receive the additional
mileage and per diem allowed b., law to dis-
trier judges of the United States when holding
court away from their homes. The district
attorneN and the marshal shall be paid each
a salar- of five thousand dollars per annum.
Section 9. That the records of the exist-
ing courts and all causes, proceedings, and
criminal prosecutions pending therein, as
shoi n by the dockets thereof, except as here-
in otherwise provided, shall immediately up-
on the organization of the courts created by
this Act be transferred to such new courts
having jurisdiction of like eases, be entered
upon the dockers thereof, and proceed as if
they had originally been brought therein,
whereupon all the existing courts, except the
'supreme Court )l the Canal Zone, shall cease
to exist. The President may continue the
Supreme Court of the Canal Zone and retain
the judges thereof in office for such time as to
him may seem necessary to determine finally
an,, cause and proceedings which may be
pending therein. All laus of the Canal Zone
imposing duties upon the clerks or ministerial
outicers of existing courts shall apply and im-
pose such duties upon the clerks and ministeri-
al officer- of the new courts created by this
Act ha ing jurisdiction of like cases, matters,
and duties.
All existing laws in the Canal Zone govern-
ing practice and procedure in existing courts
shall be applicable and adapted to the prac-
tice and procedure in the new courts.
The Cirtuit Court of Appeals of the Fifth
Circuit of the United States shall have juris-
diction to review, revise, modify, reverse, or
affirm the final judgments and decrees of the
District Court of the Canal Zone and to render
such judgments as in the opinion of the said
appellate cuurt should have been rendered by
the trial court in all actions and proceedings in
which the Constitution, or any statute, treaty,
title, right, or privilege of the United States,
is involved and a right thereunder denied.
and in cases in whichh the value in controversy
exceeds one thousand dollars. to be ascertained
b) the oath of either party, or by other
competent evidence, and also in criminal
causes % herein the offense charged is punish-
able as a lelony. And such appellate juris-
diction, subject to the right of review by or

August 28. 1912.


appeal to the Supreme Court of the United
States as in other cases authorized by law.
may be exercised by said circuit court of ap-
peals in the same manner, under the same
regulations, and by the same procedure as
nearly as practicable as is done in reviewing
the final judgments and decrees of the district
courts of the United States.
Section 10. That after the Panama Canal
shall have been completed and opened for
operation the governor of the Panama Canal
shall have the right to make such rules and
regulations, subject to the approval of the
President, touching the right of any person
to remain upon or pass over any part of the
Canal Zone as may be necessary. Any person
violating any of such rules or regulations shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction
in the District Court of the Canal Zone shall
be punished by a fine not exceeding five hun-
dred dollars or by imprisonment not exceed-
ing a year, or both, in the discretion of the
court. It shall be unlawful for any person.
by any means or in any nay, to injure or ob-
struct, or attempt to injureor obstruct, any
part of the Panama Canal or the locks there-
of or the approaches thereto. Any person vio-
lating this provision shall be guilty of a felony.
and on conviction in the District Court ol the
Canal Zone shall be punished by a fine not ex-
ceeding ten thousand dollars or by imprison-
ment not exceeding twenty years, or both, in
the discretion of the court. If the act shall
cause the death of any person within a year
and a day thereafter, the person so convicted
shall be guilty of murder and shall be punished
Section II. That section five of the Act
to regulate commerce, approved February
fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven,
as heretofore amended, is hereby amended by
adding thereto a new paragraph at the end
thereof, as follows:
"From and after the first day of July, nine-
teen hundred and fourteen, it shall be unlaw-
ful for any railroad company or other common
carrier subject to the Act to regulate com-
merce to own, lease, operate, control, or have
any interest whatsoever (by stock ownership
or otherwise, either directly, indirectly,
through any holding company, or by stock-
holders or directors in common, or in any
other manner) in any common carrier by
water operated through the Panama Canal
or elsewhere with which said railroad or other
carrier aforesaid does or may compete for
traffic, orany vessel carrying freight or passen-
gers upon said water route or elsewhere; and
in case of the violation of this provision each
day in which such violation continues shall be
deemed a separate offense."
Jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the Inter-
state Commerce Commission to determine
questions of fact as to the competition or pos-
sibility of competition, after full hearing, on
the application of any railroad company or
other carrier. Such application may be filed
for the purpose of determining whether any
existing service is in violation of this section
and pray for an order permitting the con-
tinuance of any vessel or vessels already in
operation, or for the purpose of asking an
order to install new service not in conflict
with the provisions of this paragraph. The
commission may on its own motion or the
application of any shipper institute proceed-
ings to inquire into the operation of any ves-
sel in use by any railroad or other carrier
which has not applied to the commission and
had the question of competition or the possi-
bility of competition determined as herein
provided. In all such cases the order of said
commission shall be final. If the Interstate
Commerce Commission shall be of the opinion
that any such existing specified service by
water other than through the Panama Canal
is being operated in the interest of the public
and is of advantage to the convenience and
commerce of the people and that such ex-
tension will neither exclude, prevent, nor re-

duce competition on the route by water under
consideration, the Interstate Commerce Com-
mission may. by order, extend the time during
which such service by water may continue to,
be operated beyond July first, nineteen hun-
dred and fourteen. In every case of suchex-
tension the rates, schedules, and practices uf
such water carrier shall be filed with the Inter-
state Commerce Commission and shall be
subject to the Act to regulate commerce and
all amendments thereto in the same manner
and to the same extent as is the railroad or
other common carrier controlling sLiurh water
carrier or interested in any manner in itsopera-
tion- Provided, Any application for extension
under the terms of this provision filed with
the Interstate Commerce Commission pri.,r
to July first, nineteen hundred and fourteen,
but for any reason not heard and disposed ol
before said date may be considered and grant-
ed thereafter.
No vessel permitted to engage in the coast-
wise or foreign trade of the United States shall
be permitted toenter or pass through said Ca-
nal if such ship is owned, chartered, operated,
or controlled by any person or company which
is doing business in violation of the provisions
of the Act of Congress approLed Jul% -seLund,
eighteen hundred and ninery, entitled "An
Act to protect trade and commerce against
unlawful restraints and monopolies." or the
provisions ol sections sesenty-three to seven-
ty-seven. both inclusnie, of an Act approved
August twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and]
ninct-flour, entitled "An Art to reduce taxa-
tion, to provide revenue for the Government,
and for other purposes." or the prou\ sions of
any other Act of Congress amending or
supplementing the said Act of July second.
eighteen hundred and ninety, commonly
known as the Sherman Antitrust Act. and
amendments thereto, or said sections of the
Act of August twenty-seventh, eighteen hun-
dred and ninery-four. The question ol fact
may be determined by the judgment of any
court of the United States of competent juris-
diction in any cause pending before it to n which
the owners or operators of such ship are par-
ties. Suit may be brought by any shipper
or by the Attorney General of the Lnited
That section six of said Act to regulate
commerce, as heretofore amended, is here)
amended by adding a new paragraph at the
end thereof, as follows;
"\\hen property ma) be or is transported
from point to point in the United States by
sail and water through the Panama Canal
or otherwise, the transportation being by a
common carrier or carriers, and not entirely
within the limits of a single State, the Inter-
state Commerce Commission shall have juris-
diction of such transportation and of the car-
riers. both by rail and by nater, which may or
do engage in the same. in the following par-
ticulars, in addition to the jurisdiction given
by the Act to regulate commerce, as amended
June eighteenth, nineteen hundred and ten.
"(a) To establish physical connection be-
tween the lines of the rail carrier and the dock
of the water carrier by directing the rail car-
rier to make suitable connection between its
line and a track or tracks which have been
constructed from the dock to the limits of its
right of way, or by directing either or buth
the rail and uater carrier, individually or in
connection with one another, to construct and
connect with the lines of the rail carrier a spur
track or tracks to the dock. This provision
shall only apply where such connection is
reasonably practicable, can be made with safe-
ty to the public, and where the amount of bus-
iness to be handled is sufficient to justify the
"The commission shall hase full authority
to determine the terms and conditions upon
which these connecting tracks, when con-
structed, shall be operated, and it may, either
in the construction or the operation of such
tracks, determine what sum shall be paid to or

by either carrier. The provisions of this par-
agraph shall extend to cas-es here the dock
is owned by other parties than the carrier
in Iolved.
"Ib'l Toestablihh through rLutes and maxi-
mum joint rates b- tween and over such rail
and sater lines, and to determine all the terms
and conditions under whi,.h such line -shall tbe
operated in th- handling of the traffic em-
".dc To e-talli-h maximum prop,,rtional
rates by rail to and, Irni the prin, to % hiLh
the traffi.- i lrroiuiht. or from n which it i- tak n
by the at,-:r carri.:r,. and [1. di t-trmine to. what
traffic and in connection ith hat \.,slsand
upon what terms and I on'iJtionr.s su h rat,.-
shall apply BE propourt.nal ra.tei are meant
those hich ,Jiter fr,.mn the orirre,-pnding lo-
cal raie- to and from ihe port arnild whichh appl-,
only to traffic which ha,- been brjuchit to the
port or is carried froni the pLrt bs a common
carrier by water.
i.l I an. rail carrier subject 11. the Act
tu regulate commrcre enters into arrange-
ment, a ithl an% nater carrier operating froin
a port in the lI ned States t[. a lureign coiun-
tr,, through the I'ariam., Caial or otherwie.
for the handling of.f thr,.-ugh bu-inesr between
interior points 'ni the L'nite.dJ -tatus and .uch
lureign country, tlie Interstate Commerce
Commis-ion ma. require such railsay to enter
into, similar arrangements with any or all
other line, of rtearnhips operating froin said
port to the sam,: for.-ictn country -."
The orders of th,. InterstaLe L commerce
Commission relating to thi; setil..ni ;hall orily
be made uptin formal complaint or in pro-
ceedings in-tituted Lb% rth tcommissionl o, it-
otn motion and after full hearing. The or-
ders pro iile, fir in the two amendments to
the Act to regulate commerce enacted in this
section shall be served in the same manner
and enforced by the same penalties. and pro-
ceeding- as arc the orders -of the commission
made under the pror isioni of sect un fifteen
of the Act to regulate commerce, as amended
June eighteenth, nineteen hundred and ten,
and the, ma> be ronditiontd for the payment
of any sum or the giving of securic> for the
payment of any sum or the discharge of any
obligation which rna bie required b\ the
terms of said order.
Section 12. That all laws and treaties re-
lating to the t tradition of persons accused ot
crime in force in the 1 niraed State-, to the ex-
tent that they, may not [Ie in Li.,rirllet with or
superseded IF. an, special treaty entered into
between the Lnite'd Siates and the Repullic
of Panama with r.sp-..t to the r'.anal Zone and
all laws relating to the renirltioil at Iywti es
from justice as buet een the several State- and
Territories i he IL nittd '-tatre, shall extend
to and be considered in force in the Canal
Zone, and for such purposes and such pur-
pose; only the Canal Zone shall be considered
and treated as an organized Territory of the
United Stares.
Section 13. That in time ol war in hl-ch
the United States shall be engaged, or when,
in the opinion of the President, sar i-. inni-
nenr:,suchofficerof theArmy as the Pr,.ident
may designate shall, upon the order olu the
President, assume and hase exclusise author-
ity and jurisdiction over the operation ol the
Panama Canal and all of itsadjuncr. append-
ants. and appurtenances. including the entire
control and government ot the Canal Zone.
and during a continuance ol such condition
the governor of the Panama Canal .hall, in
all respect rand partniulars as to ihe operation
ol su4h Panama Canil, arnd all duties, matters,
and transactions affecting the Canal Zone. be
subject to the order and direction of such
officer of the Army.
Section 14. iThat this Act shall be known
as, and referred tu a., the Panama Canal Act,
and the right t.. alter, amend. or repeal an5
or all ol its prou sijon or to t. \ti d. nim dil,,
or annul any rule or regulation made under
itsauthorit) is expressly reserved.


Vol. VI., No. I.


Women's Clubs.
There will be a meeting of the Executive
Board of the Canal Zone Federation of
Women's Clubs at Cristobal on Friday aftei -
noon, August 30.
The report has been received that the
Federation protege, Elysius James, the blind
boy who was sent to receive one year's school-
ing at the Perkins Institute for the Blind at
Boston, has arrived in that ciit and will enter
the school in September.
The Cristobal Woman's Club has completed
its year book and the c opi is now in the hands
of the printer. The bouk will be issued at the
opening of the club on September 28.
The Ancon Study Club began its study of
Shakespeare at the meeting on Friday. August
16. The course will extend over several

Church Work.
Probably for the first time in the history
of the See. the consecration of a bishop for the
bishopric of Panama, took place in the Pana-
ma cathedral on Sunday morning, August 18.
The Rt. Rev. Gaspard Stork, the bishop of
Costa Rica. was the officiant, and the bishop-
elect was the Rev. Dr. William Rojas, priest
of the Order of St. Vincent. The ceremony
was carried out according to the ancient rites
of the Roman Catholic Churt h. but on ac-
count of local conditions, slight divergences
were permitted, chief among these bung the
attendance upon the consricrating bishop of
two priests in the place of two bishops, as
required by the canonical law. Besides the
six priests in attendance upon thi two bishops.,
there were present in the chancel twelve of
the local clergy, several brothers in orders, and
one layman, or server. Among the priests
were the superior of the Jesuits of the col-
lege of Panama, and a visitor of the Salaisan
Fathers of Costa Rica. At 9 o'clock, the pro-
cession of priests, acolytes, the bishop of
Costa Rica, and the bishop-elect crossed the
square from the palace to the cathedral, and
at 11 o'clock, when the ceremony was con-
cluded by the singing of the Te Deum and the
Credo, the procession reformed, headed by
the two bishops, preceded by their symbols of
office. The bishop of Costa Rica arrived in
Panama on Monday, August 12, and took
up his residence in the episcopal palace in
Cathedral Square. He was accompanied by
two priests and one layman from the cathe-
dral in San Jose. He left for Costa Rica on
the Turrialba, on Tuesday, August 20.
On Saturday evening August 31, the local
council, Knights of Columbu,, No 1371, will
hold a banquet at the Hotel Tivoli in honor of
the new bishop of Panama.. I. n seigneur Roja-.
Theparish of St. Ferdinand. Empire, cele-
brated the first anniversary of the opening
and blessing of the parish house on Sunday.
August 25. The ceremony took place after
the mass. Since the opening of this house, the
interest in the social activities of the parish
has greatly increased. Several fairs, ban-
quets, and other social entertainments have
been held there, and the meetings of the
church, societies, and guilds are eeklyevents
in the life of the parish A school fur children
has been opened in the basement of the
The next meeting of the Woman's Altar
Guild of St. Luke's Hospital chapel. Ancon,
will be held at the Hotel Tivoli on Tuesday

morning. September 3. This is the monthly
business meeting and it is urgently requested
that all active members be present.

Catun Sunshine Society.
The Gatun Sunshine Society held a "home
baked" supper in the Commission chapel on
Thursday evening, August 22. The supper
consisted of baked beans, brown bread, salad,
and coffee. The patronage was large and the
net receipts amounted to $50. A similar
entertainment is planned to be given about
Thanksgiving time. At an election of offi-
cers for the society held early this month.
the following were chosen. President, Mrs.
Jr'ern ; lice-president, Mrs. Wood; Secre-
tar,. Mrs. Wagner; treasurer, Mrs. Fortney.
Fhese officers will serve for one sear. The
next meeting of the sunshine society will be
held on Wednesday. September 4.

Admission to Examinations.
Attention it invited to the fact that a card
of admission will be- sent by this office to each
applicant for civil service examination found
to be eligille to be admitted t-o examination,
immediately after the receipt of the examina-
tion questions from the Civil Service Com-
mision, uhen a date of examination can be
definitely fixcd. No person should report at
Culebra for examination bhelre receiving a
card of admission, or. in case such a notice
has not been received. before having previ-
ously ascertained by telephone, or otherwise,
the date on which the desired examination is
scheduled to be held. Such a request should
not be made except on the day before the date
on which ir is understood an examination is
to be held. as occasionally it happens that the
questions arrive only a day or two before
the scheduled date.
Culebra. C. Z., August 24. 1912.

Supplies for the Canal.
The lollosing :tesamers, with supplies for the l6th-
rn.an Canal Comm,iaon. 3rr[e.d L trh e parts of Cris-
tobal and Lolon during the two ecLks ending Auguti
Cur ,iir. .1ut1ust IAI. rom New Vork with 3o package
caitiagi for upenrntendent of ereitain. I crat,: -1,citn-
cal material lor Paciric Dsission, c2as- steel cagsee
gate machinery' ir emrgene' damn 3 ,:case? rnitn.
16 kegs nail., and d, .hers. 8 orils rope. I i case- rubber
hoase, or ,to. k
T.ag.i .LIqUn: II. from Nc'.' York. with t1o pieces
heel beam., kr, Panama railroad. 3 barrel' br-is; cock,.
4 L a.es hlrd.are, for ;tock.
tihmby. .ugJst 12. from Brun:.,ick. Ga nith
40 500 pte,:e.- rowtiUs for stock.
Cri.r5.p l. Augut 13. Irom Ne YVork. ittin I piece
casting for Empire store. 6 cases metal treads. for Pa-
nama raiload. 58 cases seal ten ices. for superintendient
erection: 612 bundles steel. lor Pacific Divisiun, I
launrch for Quarantuse Offi-er. 119 l'91 bags cement.
for Atlantic and Pacific DiOtiioni. 2 cases machinery.
for Mechanimal Dwivion; I 122 bundles galvsanized
sheet iron 63 bundle gal> anized sheet iron. 241) bar.ls
coal Lar. 3 car-- wrenches. .i4 c-aes graphite 5 creates
icE brick. 12 pieces stei- plates. Ill7 cajs coolers lor
Pri. Eirel Ftiedrsh. August 13. firon. New York
%.iLh t11 bundle. steel bolts. for forttfcations: 70
casus paper 16 drums lime, for stock.
as elr Alrta. August 14. from New York. with suc
ca.es iniandescent lamps for Mechanical Division.
N0 caies electre motors. nf'e case- rerictors. four cases
arn i'. pice: Lrav.cliig crane, for superintendent of
i-erct'ouit. 12 crates stovepipe. for Pacific Division,
three cakst zinc one ease gaikets. .-u case leinterns. for
P.r,"i.ti August I5. Irom New Orleans. with
7,3o8a pieces yellow pine luiib.r. 209 pieces white oak
lumber. for Mechanical Dis ision.eaght pieces whiteoak
lumber.for Pacific Divisiun, 50pieces white oak lumber,
for btl.:ck; I.7U3 pieces yellow pine lumber. 149 pieces
piling, one case sash tool brushes. 384 cases fire brick,
two reels wire rope. two cases brushes, one case gauges

32 bundles shingles. 200 cases scouring soap. one case
castings 228 drums oils. for stock; four crates and three
bundles castings. for Panama Railroad Company;
908 bundles castings, for superintendent of erection;
51 caseE brick. for Mechanical Division
Colon. August IS, from New 'ork. with six cases
machinery. for supenntendent of erection; 30 pieces
engine couplers, for Mechanical Division, 30 pieces
rough casungi. 10 cases chloride of hme. 110 kegs
bolts. 1 cases varnish, 29 pigs tin. 35 coils lead pipe,
141 pieces steel plate. 40 pieces steel bars, 162 packages
switches and fittings. 100 cases garbage cans. 67 bun-
dles baskets. It Icases br-is valves. 334 bundles roof-
mg iron. 130 drums paint. 20 cases wrapping paper.
for -lock; II .CAes electrical material. for Panama
R.iilroaci Compan'. and a miscellaneous cargo, the
whole Lonsisting o[ 1.440 packages, weighing 200 tons.
Taunralra. August 18. from New York, with 13 cases
gate machinery. or sucenntendent of erection,; 12:
bales rubber hoae. seven cases hardware for stock.
Tr..,vIr Augut 19 I from Puget Sound, with 3.000
sacks oaLi. 152.477 po.-ces Douglas fir lumber, fo r stock
four pieces spud timber. ior Atlantic Division.
Kinra. August 20. from New York with 434 pieces
structural steel. for Panama Ralroad Company: 162
bundles rack ca'mr.gs. lotr superintendent of erection;
40 drums gasoline, for stock.
.tclapan. August 21. from Neu York. with 108
cas.e- window glass. 21 ? coils manil. rope. 12 cases wire.
a6 drums lime, ior stock: 23 cases gearngs. 55 packages
ele.Lncal matenal. for superintendent of erection.
Thelma Augut ?21. from St N arl's GCa.. with 5.985
pieces yeUow pine lumber. 765 pieces piling, lor stock.
A4ansares. August 22. from New Orleans, with IS
crates iron boxes. I 093 pieces lumber. 94 pieces piling,
for sto.k. 7 465 pieces lumber for Mecbanmcal Division;
621 pieces lumber, lor Atlantic Division.
Avranie. August 2.2. from Nev York. with 12 coils
wire 10 cases aies 20 bales cotton mops 13 cases pipe
wretches. 400cra'-, garbage cans 21 bales rubber hose,
208 kegs bolts. s3 pieces Teell beam". 2% crates lava-
Loncs. 200 L.-g white zinc. 100 barrel% alum. 9.
bales s.asle. lu cai-s glassware, for stock; 41 barrels
brick. for Michanical Di i;ion: 261 bundles steel bars,
for Parfic D.is.on. 30 pieces locomolive tires, for
MNtle.hnical Division. 5i0 bundles iRed bars for
superminedeitL oA erection: and a miscellaneciJs cargo.
the hole cornssting of 2.350 pa.:kaes. weighing 415

Misdirecred Letters.
AJNCON. C. Z.. August 28. 1912.
The follomng tnsuffciently addressed letters.origi-
nailni in the United SLates and its possessions. have
been received in the offce of the Director of Posts and
mav be secured upon retuest of the addressees.
Bar.:roft Frederick T. Melgord Julius
Byram. Miss Mael N'-lson. A C.
Doole5. Alex Nicholas. Earl C.
Dunbir. Edward C. Niebaner. Mrs. Mona R.
Fesmausht. IFrank Parsons. Mrs. Frank
Fre,-emAn, Chas. Roquebert C.
Free.t. J. L. SincLur WV. Albert
Grutet. Leon Smith. Julius Cassius
HaU NiMr Gillihon Whie Stone .Wmn E
Hoze. Jo- B Strobrirlge, F. H.
.lohnson. Mr. Ina Vintreere. Cecil
Jothn'.n Dr S. \ a1ighn. Miss ThLlma
kiu.use. ', VWallace. A. G.
Lewis S Wcchsler. 1M. Nathaniel
Lynn. Lutz
AXrnarge-. A. W. La Point W F.
Barker Perry H. Larson. A. W.
Bdibr, Claud \\ Lyons. J.
Br-ay. Mrs. Walter NlcMilhan, Mrs. S. T.
Brennan. Earl C. Martin. John W.
Brown. Nannie Millikmi. Redg.
Burris. Frank Mutchell. J. P.
Chririe. 'Mis El-ie Mitchell. Joe
Clerr.in. NIt,, Hcennrette Morris. Miss Mable
CunrmingrLim. Thos. H. Newbale. Michael
Darling W. Nieder. Jr.. Mandel
Davis. Miss Grace Peay. Thomas
Deeds. E. F. Powers. Tom
Downs. MN. Rosa. Capt Dan.
Dye. Miss Florence Russel. J. D.
Gondon. Perci al St. Clair. Geo.
Greenwood. Miss Lova Simmons. Mrs. C. 0.
Hammond. Arthur Simpson. Christopher M.
Hmines Sanley Sobers. Chailes
Huble). Harry Srpinks. J. M.
Jackson. Richrd Will. James C.
Kershaw. J. B Wilson. Sam B.
Kilgour.J. R. I3l Vittng.Wm. E.
King. Sam. Worthington. Henry R.
King. M. P. Wright, Mrs. W. J.

Los-,-On Panama radroad train .between Panama
and Gorgona. or between the railroad station and fire
engine house in Gorgona. a gold bar pin set with pearls.
Finder please return to Mrs. F. H. Townsend. house
No. 122. East Balboa. and receive reward.

_ ____~ ~~__ ____

Augusl 28, 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
The greater part of the Culebra clubhouse has been
declared unsafe, and it is likely that the work of de-
molishing the main part of the building will begin
early in September. The bowling alleys. soda fountain.
and a few other rooms connected with them will remain
for the present thus accommodating a part of the
activities. Definite plans as to future work will be
announced within a few days.
The annual interassociation tenpin bowling tourna-
ment has been organized and the following officers
elected: President. Mr. Dougherty of Culebra; secre.
cary. Mr. Pinney of Empire; official scorer. Mr. King
of Gorgona. The tournament will open on the first
Saturday in October. The president, secretary, and
official scorer constitute a committee to draw up a
schedule, and will also act as a standing committee
to settle any disputes that may arise. The length of
the schedule will be decided by the various men con-
posing the teams.
The annual interassociation basketball league will
start early in October.
The informal social planned for Tuesday evenuig.
and the program of the Hindoo entertainers to hate
been given on Friday evening, were cancelled. because
of the condition of the building.
The local bigpin bowling tournament ll continue
until all the games are played. The standing La. as
Team. Won. Lost. P.C.
Exploders..... . . 7 .. .22
Wreckers ........ 3 . 6 ... 333
Piledrivers. ....... 6 3 .. .07
Trackshii ters ... ... 5 .. 4 .441
Unloaders.. .... ..... 6 . 3 .. 66;
Spreaders.... 6 . 3 667
Empire opposedI Culebra in a bigpm bowling series
Saturday evening and took three games Scores:
Empire Culebra.
Pinney..... 221 184 202 Cushing 124 153
Gustavson.. 193 148 224 Mengel... 157 154 171
Ground ... 127 192 166 Coppin.... 176 173 159
Goolsby.... 180 181 165 Tuleu.... 144
Huson ... 167 212 193 Anderson .. 144 165 170
Dougherty.. 178 160 190
Total ...... 888 917 950 799 776 843
Owing to the dismantling of the clubhouse, the
basket ball league games will not be played.
The following aret the high scores for the week
in bowling: Cushing. 200; Anderson. 211.
Highest games bowled for the gold medal were.
Dougherty. 249. 214; Hobbs, 227; Mengel. 221, 208:
Anderson. 21 2, 200; Coppin. 202.
It is expected that the bowling alle's will be ready for
use by Tuesday. September 3. Two games remam to.
be bowled m the local league.
One dozen new tenpin bowling balls have been re-
ceived from the United States.
A pool and billard tournament will be started early
in September. All wishing to enter are requested to
hand their names to the pool room manager.
The standing of the local basketball tournament is.
as follows:

and literary betterment, and it is desired that all who
can Lake an active interest in the work.
The local bowling league will close this week. At
present, four of the six teams are practically Lied for
Erst honors. The fol!on ing high scores were made by
the local bowlers during the past week :
Tenpins-Barrett. 222. 212, Collins. 201, Bullard.
206; Vanderburg 212, Buser. 204; Hernngton. 205.
Duckisns--Bullard. 102, Cotton. C.. 100.
Cantdiepins-Witmer. 100. Buser. 10U, Carpenter.

Rainfall from August I to 24, 1912, Inclusive.

SrAtiloNs. E ,S
-q t

Pacific Sectuon- Ins. Ius.
Ancon ......... ............ 1.31 5 5.87
Balboa ......... .. .... 1 51 5 & 6 5.94
*Miraflores.......... ...... I 15 6 5 04
Pedro Miguel ............. . 2 04 19 .9
Rio Granrie .... ........ .1.72. 19 9 15
Cemral Sec on-
Culebra ... .... 1.87 19 9.J1
*Camacho ... ........... 1.91 to 8.50
Empire ..... .. .. 1.34 19 7.06
Gamboa .... .. .. ...... 2.98 19 11.42
*Juan Mina ..... .. . 1.98 23 7.61
Alhaluela. ... ............ 1 .72 6 9 58
IEl Vigia .. .... . 2.78 6 10 68
Gorgona ........... 00 19 10.25
*Frnoles .. ..... .. 3 60 19 7 63
*Monte Lino .. ........ 2 19 19 5 56
AltLasi Seclitn-
Gatun ....... . .. 3 35 3 0 77
*Brazos Brook ........ .. 3 01 19 10 59
Colon. .......... 45 19 6 92
tPorto Bello 2.61 1 21 t8 93
*Standard rain gage-readmings at 5 p. m.. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unsLarred sa.tlorns-values
midnight to midnight. tTo 5 p. m.. August 23.

Stages or the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight. Saturday. August 24. 1912. All
heights are in feet above mean sealevel.


Sun., August 18......
Mon.. August t .1
Tues.. August 20.....
Wed.. August 21 .. ..
Thurs.. August 22 ...
Fri., August 23 .....
S., August 24 .....
Height of low water to
the nearest foot .....


130 0
127 &
129 6
130 S
127 4

125 0

z- d

.a. ~

94 0 4 6 32 4
95 6 41.2 33 2
94 3 48 5 33 9
93 0 45 7 34 2
98 4 50 8 34 6
97 2 9I 4 35 2
93 8 46.6 355

91 0 44 0

Tide Table.
The following table shows the time of hiph and low
tides at Panama for the week ending September 4.
1912. (75th meridian time:

WoW. Lmst. I
English.... .. .. .. ... ............ 2 DrE. Low High Low High Low
Germans .............. ........ .. 3 A.M. A.M. A M. P M. P M.
The tie will be played off on Wednesday. August 28. August 9 ......... ..I 4.38 0I I1 4 5 22 .05
GORGONA. August 31 .. 5 37 11 58 53 ......
New supplies for the pool and billiard room. and Sept I ........ 12.10 6 10 12 32 627.. ..
bowling alleys, have been ordered from the United Sept. 2........ 12.44 6.45 1.10 7.05 .
States. Sep. ........ 1 1.22 7.25 1.53 7 4 I ..

Moving pictures will be shown at Gatun on Friday
evening. August 30. There will be a special music
number for this nght-
The regular monthly meeting of the executive coun-
cil was held on Friday. August 23. The financial and
statistical reports, as given by the clubhouse secretary.
show the Gatun clubhouse Lto be in good condition
The membership has now reached a total of 415.
Joe Mitchell will have charge of the basketball
practices until Lhe new physical director arrives.
Practice games will be held twice a week.
The next moving picture show will be held on
Thursday night, August 29.
The Cristobal debating and literary dub will resume
its sessions beginning with a meeting Wednesday. Sep-
tember 4. The subject for debate at this meeting will
be. "Reroled. That immigration should be further re-
astricted." The membership in this club is open to all
men interested in discussing topics of current interest

Sept. 4 ........ 8 OS I 2 43 I 40 I...

Band Concert.
A concert will be given by the lsthmnian Canal Com-
mission Band at Gatun. C. Z.. Sunday, September 1,
1912. The program follows*
1. March- Hero of the ismhmia . Lampe
(Respectfully dedicaLed to Col. Gen. W Goethals.j
2. Selectcion--Woodlaun LBy request Luders
3. Waltz-Tres Julie ... Waldteufel
4. Operatic potpourn-The Broadway Reriew.. Lampe
(Extracts from the latest Broadway hits )
5. Popular number . . .Selected
6. Sele-cion-Robin Hood (By request).. De (Loven
7. Grand fantasie- Borne. Sweet Home. the
World Around .. ....... .Lampe
8. Medley-lIn the Shadows .. . . Williams
9. March--Stars and Stirpes .. Sousa
OLIVER lJMBALL, Afting Musica Direcor.
The next concert will be given at Corozal. C. Z.. on
September 8.


Accumulated Leave.
CtLEBrA. C. Z., August ?2. 1912.
CIRCULAR NO. 132.-M (Croe 2;9.1i:
Heretolore the rule follocd in limiting the amount
orf laie which an employee may arcumulate has been
that in employ.y on the monthly roul may accumulate
not to xe'r-rd eighthis .nur dss' leave. even though he
earned prti of it bV previous service on the hourly roll;
and that jn -mrplo$e on the houil$ roll may accumulate
not to %,-:':e ] fift.,-. day?'' leave. even though he
earned part af it hr pr-ei ous srt ice on the monthly
Hereafiter. an emplove may accumulate only the
amount of leate eirne?. in [O .on:,e.-:uitie years; pro-
vid'-d. hontetr thal .J': -cons given in writing bs this
offnie in inrdi Idu:l .-nte- under the old rule prior to this.
djte h,1ll nut be ..hanced
C.ies hate n.,en where it would be to the advanLage
of an ernplose. who has .:r cdJ mrire than two years
without takeing a leane. to wat3,e fhr cl'ira to ltase for
cert.,in perinc- of :arvice Su.h waiier. %then made
in writing. in proper form. mill bre cceptetd.
Geo. W. GOErTHAuS.
Chairman. I ihmanrs -,iia/ m 'tl.ninhS.,n.
PreuiJni Panama Ruiadr.. Company.

Promotion of Steamshosel Cranemen
CutLEBR.s C. Z.. August 22. 1912.
Effective this d.te. one out of three positio.ns as
steam.hoctl engineer. to be killed. .ill be" filled by the
piomoiruan x eranemen by seniority. as provided in
LIr-.ular No. 3,7. T.c out ofi ecCh three positions will
bt Tll--J by the err.ploym-nt of epencrnced engineers;
I \Vro re already. yin the scrn ie as crant men or
im other capJcltle'
2 By appolntme-nt through the Washington
3. % ho aMre on the Itlhrmi; open for engagementt.
New employment. will b.; made prire-erably by ap-
Pointment through the \%ashington Offire. unlcsi the
nrcds of the ;er\Ke make it nece-: rs o secure en-
ginters immed.atily on the I thmu:.
Thi' change in thie '-; ilori, promotion rights of
crinemen. a. eitven them in the n.ir.ular ,iboe men-
tioned i made at iteh request of the Ele-inimshuoel men to
a petition a,'lre:.: J 1i. thisi c-.ile. and l hi>h is signed
by a maioritt ou the cr-jnioeieu whi would probabl, be
promoted during the remjiurig stag-:- of the work.
It 1, statedi in ithe eti.ilon that the r -ait-c which actu-
ate" r hem, a tnE gcr.i of the err ice. Ln that it iarea lie'd
that a proocr standard -)f effiCinLt cartnot be main-
LamLd by L.reaisini in crnemen to till all vac:nscies for
engineers The craneimen are csprei:ally commended
for tolunuitrlr surrendering a pnileg E for the more
expeditiou. ad- anctement of the work
Chairinan an iChiuj Engineer.

Transfer of Tools. and Other Articles, with
CUiLEBRA, C. Z., August 27. 1912.
CikC'-.LAR NO. 370-c:
Sihen a l-Xomoti e locomotive crane. spreader. track
hitter or other piece of equir-ment i; transferred from
one d Ilsion or department to another. there will be
tranisfrred with it the authorized tools and oiling
equipment. buxes and 1.hains iuth lo:ks tor securing
tool: and othlng equ.pm[ct. water cooler etc.
Chairman I'.ihmian Canal C cmmosszon
Pre.ident. Panriaa Railroad Company.

Applications for Employment.
CULEBRA, C. Z. August 21. 1912.
It is requested that when applications are received
from persons itn the L'nited States. for employment in
this service. same bt forwarded to this office, informal-
ly. for informal iransmi.sion to the \\a 3haigton Offi:e
of the Commi.snion. where such actionI a i. iece:sfil
may be taken thereon.
GEo W. Gols IALS.
Chji-m.in and Chil Eniine.

Accommodations on the "Panama."
CULEBRA, C. Z.. Augur. I. 1912
A few scattered berths [im3ain open on the steam.
saup Panama sailing %epterrber 3 It is not desired.
however, that any Iurther requests for transportation
for familJes be submitted ior this sailing.
By direction of the Chaurman.
C. A. MCILVAINE. Chief Clerk.


Vol. VI., No. I.



Col. Geo. W. Goethals, L'. S. A., Chair-
man, Culebra.
Col. H. F. Hod>.e.. U. S A.. Culebra.
Lieut.-Col. .d I) Gaillar. U. S. A., Empire.
Lieut Col WilI L. Sibert. U. S A Gatun.
Civil Encineer H. H. Rousseau, U. S. N.,
Col. WV. C Gorgas. U S. A., Ancon.
Air Maurice H Thatcher. Ancon.
Mr. J.oseph Bucklin Bishop,
Secretary, Ancon.


Construction and Engineering.
Hle .-liiart-ers Culebra
Col. Geo \' Goethals. Chairman and Chief
%A n1111m lHor'rd Max Sc:-retiry to the
C hnr 'mi n
C A Mell anin Ch.ef Cl-rk
W F. CopelrndI A-is.t..ni Cnhif Clerk.
Ad Fiaure Chie .acenuntait
If S F..nnsh -irie'er,: Otfier:
Lieut G'o k Go irh i L' S AsiLantu
Eno in-'.r F' I- iiiut.

Col. H. F. Ho,.ge;. Asi-tauntChief F.ngineer.
C O C..rl-orn -recreLtrv
Edward Schilahautr etlecintil and Mechanical

Henri GCldm-rk. L La Corunih T. B Moun
niche Ii .izrr'ie Fnv.iiirrts
\.,lt-r F EBcicr i*- -I t Eng'iner

Civil Engineer H. H-. Rou-sean, Assistant
to the Chief Enaiineer.
J I Cim.l'bl f-ecret:ir
Mat T C Dich-on L S A Inl fclor uf Shops
A B Nichol. Office Fii'llt-rr
Cml-I Entrer. F 1 r Cooke L' S N lDesir~ing
E rpca.e.-r
G I Finle, 1.--ltnt I- engineer
F D Willc-l Sii,-. rli Or
Jame- -; Cr-stp Tnr l-ini Fit nrne-r

Central Division.
Healquaarler' moipire
Lieut.-Col. D D. Gaillard', Division Engi-
W I Bi-iam Crh.f Clerk
A E PLronk IC.er'hl Inap erCor
A S nn Rc-rii[il Fninutcr
Mirk w rcuri.._ .--4 -itit En' tlerr
J M H-.i n Su[enint.ld-iilt C.li'trucltian
]oset.h .wellr n,' r e/iii n.ll C [ntrnclion
1\ T Re' n- :-. 4l.r.- n" n rl c nderalt CGr [rUCLin
A Se -i'i- u.i erintndI enit Tr-if-I.,orI.iu.._.n
DLin ".'nahl -ue nirhtenoent Municipal
Work Rnd PI[., UIne-
Rancc Fcri.' ti: G1ener-l Foremat, Pelot.a-
lion Dumr'

Atlantic Division.
Ht-real'u' rter, rjiu
Lieut.-Col \l'n. L Sil)ert, Dlivision Engi-
MNj Che-t-r itarding [" S A .AiiiLunt Dir.
eI'o E.ngine r
Ben jernkiti Chief Clerk
Mad J ,F etr.v' t S A Revidenl EnErineer
C.ii,1 I H Ro-e I S A Eirctincal Super-
itnendeu i
Maj (' IM tliom'in. U S A Resident En-
Geo M W.lls Offic. Engineer.

Pacific Division.
Headjluarler. Cnrozmal
S. B. Williamson, DIt-ision Engineer.
John I G Va.tt A.4-i-L.nt Lm-ie.on Engineer
J C Keller Chu-f Clerk
W G Comber R' i.'lit Fnctie.cr
H 0. Colet Residenlt Ftnineer
Walter J SplIJin4 As-iint Engineer.
H D Hiruman Asi.iini Friuqine-r
\V L Thomp-on. A'-ii-unit E uttuer
lames Mt-icf.,rlane n;IIDI c-f LIrrdging.

Mechanical Division.
Headqrla iarier gorlona.
A. L. Robinson, Superintendent
Willinru Ta.. lo Crief Clerk
Henrn Schoillho.rn Mrtchanical E-ngineer
\V H B..tes. Supirintltndent, i4tesmshoxel Re-

Hitrilecj Kowte Electrical Superinnendent

He.dqi. rlers Cnstolaul
Lieut.-Col. Eugene T. Wilson, U. S. A., Sub-
sistence Officer.

Capt Frank 0. Whitloek. U. S A.. Assistant
Subsistence Officer
John Burke. Manager. Commissary Depart-
W. P Shipley. Chief Clerk.

Headquarters Culebra.
Col. C. A. Devol, ti. S. A., Chief Quar-
CCpt R E Wood. U. S. A.. Assistant Chief
Lieut Walter D Smith U S A.. Constructing
C H. Mann Chief Clerk.
Capt C Nixon. U S A Depot Ouartermaster.
Mount Hope
C. L Parker. Assistant Depot Quartermaster.
Mount Hope
V C Dillon Acting Storekeeper. Galun
R. K .Morns. Storekeeper. Gorgona
D H Beaman Storekeeper Empire.
C. A. Glmartn Siorekerener. Miraflores
X D. Halt Storekeeper. Balboa
District Qu a.riermaalers.
B C Poole. Ancon and Balboa
J. H K. Humphres Comzal and Miraflores.
J T Smith. Pedro Miruel and Paraiso
H F Sedwick Ciulebh-
W G. Ros-s Emruir
Harri Dundas Las Cascadas and Bas Obispo
R. C Shady. Gorgonia
R M Gamble Gatun
Roam R Wiatson. Cnrtobal. and Toro Point.
Chas. D. Morgian Porto Bello.

Civil Administration.
Headquarters. Ancon
Maurice H. Thatcher, Head of the Depart-
G. A Ninas Chief Clerk.
C I. Luedike A'-itlant Chief Clerk.
Tom M, Cooke. Chief Dtision of Posts Cus-
ltoum. and Re etiues. Ancon
Arthur McGown Depuls Collector. Ancon
Jmo I. Storla. Derput, Collector Cristobal
Caut Chas W Barber U a. .A .Chielof Police
------------- Assistant Chief
of Pi:olice AucIon
C E Wetdman Fire Chief. Cristoh.l
Chas F Koermer 1-.isIdal Fire Chief. Ancon
i. E Gilmore Supt Public 1ork; A.ucon
J I Reid' Assistant SupenutendeuI. Public
W\ork.s Colon
F A Giaue. Suptnutendent of Schools Ancon
Ea-.r P Beck.Treasurerrof Canal Zone.Empire
\V G Comber Chairman james Macfarlane
C I Aniderson Board ,of Local lue-Lcturs

Canal ZoneJudiciary.
Headqgarier-i Anl-on
Supreme Court-H. A Gudger,Chief Justice.
Wallte Emer' Clerk Ancou
Thoma' E Brown Jr As-ociatc justice
William H J.ackson Ass-oci.al." Justice
Circuit Court First Circull-H A Gudger.
WValler Emer-. Clerk Ancon
CircuilCourl Second Circuit-William H Jack-
'oa Judge.
Elbert %I. Goolsb'. Clerk. Empire
Circuit Court Third Circuit- Thomas E.
Brown ir Judge
Nelson R johnson Clerk. Cnstobal
M C Rerdell. Distlricl Judge. Cnstobil
S E Blackburn. Distnci Judge. Aucon
Edgar S Gammon Distinct udge. Empirey
J B Ml..rch District Judge. Gorgona.

Headquarters. Ancon
Frank Feuille, Counsel and Chief Attorney.
William K. Jackson Prosecuting Atlorney.
Charles R Williams. Assistant Pro.secuting At-
A A. Greenman. Land Agent

Headquarters. Ancon.
Col. W. C. Gorgas. Chief Sanitary Officer.
Col John L. Phillips. U. S A Assistant Chief
Sanitar, Officer
Mat. Robert E Noble General luspector
Harry E Bovay Chief Clerk.
Lieul.-Col Charles P Mason U S A Supenn-
Lendeni Ancon Hospital. Ancon.
Surgeon Wm H Bell 1U S N. Superintendent
Colon Hospital. Cnstobal.
Surgeon ] C Perr P H. and M. H. S Chief
o.uarantine Officer, and Health Officer. Pan-
Surge-on Claude C Pierce P H and M H. S.
Quaratine Officer Colon
Dr. Fleetw-iod Gruver. P H and M.H S..Ouar-
antine Officer Panama.
Joseph A LePnuce Chief Sanitary Insoe-clot
Dr. N E Connor. Health Officer. Colon.

Headquarters. Empire.
Edward J. Williams, Disbursing Officer.

Wm. M. Wood, As.ictanl Disbursing Officer
C E. Gilmore. Cashier.
L. A. Townsend Acting Paymaster.Ancon.
J. C. Earle. Acting Pa.ymasler. Cristobal.

Examination of Accounts.
Headquarters. Empire
H. A. A. Smith, Examiner of Accounts.
T L Clear. Assistant Examiner of Accounts.
Purchasing Department.
Headquarters Washington. D. C.
Maj. F. C. Boggs, U. S. A., General Pur-
chasing Officer.
C P Dole. Chief Clerk
Capt. Courtland Nison Purchasing Agent o
the Isthmus.
Maj. Wendell L Simpson. U. S A., Assistant
Purchasing Officer. 24 State Street. New York
Maj. F. H. Lawton. U. S. A Assistant Pur-
chasing Agent. 611 Whimne -Central Building.
New Orleans La.

Panama Railroad Company.
Headquarters. Colon
(General offices 24 State Street,. New York.)
J. A. Smith, General Superintendent, Colon,
R L Mock Chief Clerk
Lieut Predeiick Mears U. S A. Chief Engineer.
A. K Stone. blaster of Transportation.


The following is a hat of salfings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company; of the Royal Mall
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's Lne:
Allianca..... ... P.R.R.. Tuesday.....Aug. 27
Colon. ......... ..P. R. R..Tuesday ..... SepL 3
Advance.............P. R. R..Monday..... Sept. 9
Panama..... ..... P. R. R..Saturday ... Sept. 14
Alluinca........ .....P. R. R-.Friday.......Sept. 20
Panama........ ... P. R. R..Tuesday.....Sept. 3
Aliaca... .. ...P. R. R..Sunday.... Sept. 8
Colon ..... ... P. R. R..Sunday..... Sept. 15
Advance. .... ... .P. R. R..Saturday.... Sept. 21
Panama .......... P. R. R..Friday....... Sept. 27
Alhanca .... P. R. RI.Tnursday. ..Oct. 3
Zacpa .........U F. C..Wednesday. .Aug. 21
Prnz Joachim ... ... H -A... Saturday... .Aug. 24
Thames..... .. .. .R. M... Saturday... Aug. 31
Almirante ...... .. U.F C..Wednesday..Aug. 28
Caridlo .. ... Li. F C. Saturday... Aug. 31
Prinz Entel Friedrich. H.-A.. Saturday ... .Aug. 31
Santa Mata... .... U.F.C. Wednesday..Sept. 4
Prin August Withelm.H -A. Saturday.... Sept. 7
Turralba ............ U. F. C.. Saturday.... Sept. 7
Mltapan .... .. ..U. F.C..Wednesday..Sept. 11
Trent ... R. M.... Saturday.... Sept. 14
Tintes ... . .U.F.C..Saturday.... Sept. 14
Prinz Sigismund ... H.-A.... Monday.....Sept. 2
Trent. ............. R. M... .Tuesday..... Sept. 3
Tivies .. . U.F.C. Tuesday ..... Sept. J
Zacapa........... U. F. C.. Thursday.... SepL S
Prinz Joaochim .. ..H.-A.... Monday.... Sept. 9
Sixaola.............LI. F. C.. Tuesday ..... Sept. 10
Almirante. ........U.F.C. Thursday... Sept. 12
Pnnr Eitel Fridrich..H.-A... Monday ..... Sept. 16
Heredia .. .. .... U. F.C.. Wednesday. .Aug. 21
Atenas............ U.F.C..Saturdsy....Aug. 24
Parismina .......... U.F.C..Saturday ....Aug. 31
Orleamnan .... .......U. F.C. Wednesday..Sept. 4
Abangarex. ........U. F. C.. Saturday ... Sept. 7
Abangarez.......... U. F.C.. Thursday.. Aug. 29
Atenas ....... ... U. F.C.. Thursday... Sept. 5
Pansmina. .... .. U. F. C..Thursday.... Sept. 12
Oileanian .... ... U.F.C. Thursday... .Sept. 12
Panama Railroad Company'asteamers ail from Pier
t Crstobal, at 3 p. m.
Royal Mad steamers leave lor New York on alter.
nate Tuesdays, at 10 a. m., for Southampton on alter-
naLe Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.

The folUowLng vessels arnved at., or departed from.
the port of Balboa during Lthe week ending August 24:
Arrivals-A1urtst 18. Chi. fromm Guayaqutl; Au-
gust 19.Gualrmkla. Iruom Callao, August 0 Quito., from
Guayaquil; August N. Tricolor. from San Francisco,
August 21. Upralirmba, from Callao; August 22. Peru
from San FrancLico; August 23. Asmt. front San Fran-
C iCO.
Departures-August 20, Urayale. to Callao; August
20. BuSato, to Valparaiso, August 23. Barratnta, to
Central America; August 23, Chile. La Guayaquil.




The Canal Record
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the istlhmsn anal Commss son.

The Canal Record is issued free of chaige. one irvp
each. so all employes of the Commiu.ion and Panama
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Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained Jrom tne
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cents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.
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information. wsll receive attention knlesi sti:ed u ish the
full name and address of the writer.


Erection of Emergency Dams
Arrival of recent shipments has placed on
the Isthmus all of the material for the emer-
gency dam for the cast chamber of Gatun
Locks. with the exception of the gates, which
are not essential to the progress of erection at
present; and most of that for the we t chamber
dam. Erection is confined at present, hov.evc-r,
to the east dam. All of the steel work on the
quadrant over which the short arm of the
bridge will travel is in place on its concrete
base. The large center casting on which the
bridge will pivot is in position; the center
track. 30 feet 4 inches in diameter, surround-
ing the casting, has undergone final adjust-
ment; and all of the heavy center girders,
which are to turn on discs about the center
casting, are erected in place. The force of
the American Bridge Company, in charge of
erection, was increased on August 9, by eight
bridgemen, and on September 3, by four
bridgemen. from the United States.
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New Cement Bids.
Bids were opened at the office of the Gen-
eral Purchasing Officer in W'ashington on
September 3 for furnishing an additional mil-
lion barrels of Portland cement for use on the
Canal and auxiliary works, under Circular
721. The specifications provided that this
amount may be increased or decreased be-
tween 30 and 15 per cent at the option of the
Canal Commission. The rate of delivery
under the proposed new contract will proba-
bly vary from a minimum of 2,000 barrels to
a maximum of 5,000 barrels a day from the
date deliveries begin until July 1, 1913, and
from that date until the completion of the
contract, the deliveries will probably range
between 500 and 3,000 barrels a day. De-
liveries will be expected to be begun not
earlier than November 1. 1912. and not later
than January 1, 1913, and may extend over a
period of two years. In making a contract,
the Canal Commission will reserve the right
to select the bid, or combination of bids, that

will, in its judim-rent., be most adantageouts
to the United States.
The original contract for furnishing cement
for u-e on the Canal work was awarded to the
Atlas Portland Cement Company, in January,
1909. and called for the delivery ol 4,500.000
barrels at the minimum rate of delivers of
2.1100 barrels, and the maxirnum rate of 10,000
barrels a da,,, with the right to increase the-
order 15 per cent. Up to August I, over 4.000,-
000 barrels had been received on the Ithmus.
and there still remained tobe shipped approxi-
mately 500.000 barrel-. The price' under the
existing contract ucre $1.19 per L.arrel in
wood, and 92 cents [pr barrel in bag-. calcula-
ting bags to the barrel, this price being con-
tingent on the return to the mantilacturer Mrl
eight giod empty sack; t, the barrel. a_- -a. h
bag is shipped in a double container. tOn
this contact the Atlantic Di,.is.ion recei-ted
1.343,757 barrels in wcod. but sincee Ma-,.
191 1. they have rtcsivts-d all c:nent in bags.
as did the Pacific Divisi.-,n from the ,besin-
ning of shipments.
Recreation Hall at Tnro Point.
In rc.piunsce to a petitiii:t f the m.niurit',
.if the Cmpl.i\c- ., the I-thmi.n Canl (om-
mi'si.:.n at Toro Psint, a buillitni, i- b,.in '.:.in-
stru,-teld near tht -si .if th,. band tainl ti,
afford a place of .a-.embls and r:c-creatiun It
will be ..f nor -t.jrr, 2.;, li 41 :t in pl.in. and
open un all sidc.. T..- th -: h'.i.ht tl three fI-et
aov.-,e the floor, the sid.s till bes-.heathed with
.orru.,ited iron. iabwi.. which a.pper -crtcn-
ing will reach to the roul \\ideeaveis will
protect against blowing rains
Improving the Sabhnas Road
The work of resurfacing that part of the
Sabanas road lvin- within the limits of the
Canal Zone has been completed fr.r a distance :
of about two miles, beginning at the Zone
line. just beyond the 'S.bana; police station.
Since the original work was authorized it
has been decided also to resurfa._e and other.
wise improve the Tumba Nluerit road, one
and one-half mile-s mneg, which branche- oil
and gives accessibility to a number ,f farm-
houses situated to the north of the Sabana-
The workiof impro. ement coJn.i-r. in cu t-r-
ing the road with a las ter of No. 2J rushed rock
to a depth of four in-his;. dre-sing ir ,ith a
coat ul screening-. and then rolling. Thi work
was begun at the eastern boundary of the
Zone, in order nor to subject the completed
section to the wearof the hea,\, wagons trans-
porting crushed rock and uther supplie'
When the rolling is finished, the road will be
treated with several kinds of r-ad oil to de-
termine the grade best adapted for use on the
roads ol the Canal Zone. One hundred and
twenty barrels of oil for thi, purpose were re-
ceived during the month of June, about 40
barrels each of Texac.o. Tarven. and the pro-
duct manufactured b, the West India Oil

Company It i; purposed to diride the road
into 'ec-iun-, each section to be treated with
a different kind of oil. In addition, a further
te-t will be madleof the crude oil manufactured
by the Union Oil Compan'. of California,
which was applied to -everal Canal Zone road.
during the past dr:, season The Sabanas
road is much uzed by automobiles, and on thi'
account, the macadam has been subjected to
greater wear. It i- believed that the use ol
oil will not only serve as a du-t preventive
but will effectively bind the macadam a-.
New Ouarantine Launch.
A InAw launch has been received and pla'.,.,J
in commission for ue-c of the quarantine service
at Colon and Cristubal. It is mnideled alter
the pilt boat in the -ervice .. the Panama
Railroad Compan,. an.] was built b1 tihe
same firm. C. I.. Seabury and Compan,.
Morris H-;ght. N. It ha- a top length.
i\erall, of 3.5 lee six inche-, with an S-foot
beam, outside minasurem'rnr. Its engine is a
No. 153, Model C. A., and is capable of de-
s.li.-ping from 32 to 40 hor-epower. Tlihe
des k is provided with a hand rail of bra's pipe
I inches in dianm-et'r, three fier thrte: inck -
high, which be.gin- at a point nine feet from
the tip of the bow, anI exte:-nds back to the
after end if th.h engine, covering a distainie nl
10 feet six inches The couer of the engine
compartment i:. in >two leaves The hull is
copperod up to four inche- above the water
line, and has a keel une foir deep and four
inches widJ The boat is equipped with a
heavy rope fender all around, and carries the
required life-saving apparatus The launch.
formerly used by the Colon and Cristobal
quarantine authorities, while entirely service-
able, was too small, and has been transferred
to Gatun Lake for the use of the sanitary%
inspector of that district. The name of the
new launch is Pyseihe Rittenhouse
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Lower Approach Wall for Mlraflores Locks.
Concrete is being placed for the lower ap-
proach wall f r Miraflores Locks. extending
into the Pacific entrance channel In struc-
ture. it willbetwowalls, backtoback. with an
internal of eight feet between bases, and with
faces in continuatrn of the ce-nrer a.ill 1 he
outer ends will be joined b,. a concrete uall.
eight feet thick, perpendicular to the parallel
walls, and the space thus -nclosed will be
filled with rock and screeningss, after which
decking will be laid x%-er the top. Like the
other approach walls for the three lsock' the
wall will be 1.2011 feet long and 3S feet wide.
It will contain 82.000 cubic '. ard; oif concrete.
The structure is rto be smilair tr. that of the
lower approach wall for Pedro Miguel Lock.
except that the bases of the parallel walls will
not touch and that each of the two parallel
walls of the structure is to rest on rock at
elevation 15 feet below mean sealevel, with a
toe along the outer side about 10 feet wide


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at base, laid in excavation .-.rricd to rninus 50
feet. From the edge of the te., the ,all will
batter inward, 1 on 3, to ia eV hi of nine fe,:t,
above which the wall \.ill rrse vertic ally for
54 feet, a few inches at 'he i- tp battering in-
ward, 1 on3, to form coping. The top will bre
64 feet above the lowest point of the basr. anl
14 feet above mean sealetel. or 2 8 le,:t abos e
the elevation of the mahiinum rc.'i.rded tide
The rear, or inner, sides uf the wall- will bt.
stepped-in,atintervals of -i\fer from a thick-
nessof approximately 26' fiet atr ha. t- ., eight
feet at top. Corbels, supported on the atceis
sixand 12 feet below the top, %%ll lprnole, in-
ward to a distance of 14 feet irn, th,- face %i4
the wall, to support tie ni.rin- uimbent deck-
ing and towing and return tTra:.1.. Alas- con-
crete will be built for tie -otir.: linh. At
Pedro Miguel, the wall is of ma-- :...n, rt:- for
950 feet from its juncture, a ith t it c. n tr wall ,
and the remaining 250 linear feet are i-) tbe
of reinforced concrete. Ina-much a,- -ta.
water may possibly injuroiu;l\ afTie t rein-
forced concrete, by corroding the t-rel rein-
forcement, owing to lesser thickr, s- i. rhe
wall and the thereby increae-d IailitS to.
penetration by the water. onli rra--. .n ncrete
is to be used in the lowtr approa,' h all- lor
Miraflores and Gatun Lo 1.'- The upper ap-
proach walls for all the lock- are -I re:irilor ed
concrete, in cellular strut ure

Gatum Dam Spilln ) .
Theconcretework in the Spi!lway of Gatun
Dam is over 91 per cent oompl,-ted. 204 r'St0
cubic yards, out of a total l 1225.0titl. ha in n
been placed at the close i-.f work .in A.u;u't
31. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follow-:

DATE. Concrete Hours '.o
Laid work ,-d Mxer:
August 26 44 4 0 1I
Augui-' .ii 5 1; 2
,-d--t :' 231 I 5. I
Augu-t 2'a t2" 1 r 4
Augiu.- l ,2j 4 45 I
Aujgi, i1. tOu 4 10 I1
Total. 31,9 ? 1; 1.1
Previou,-l reported.. 2n4.6.;
Grand tr.a l 04 204 s

Ancon Crusher.
The following is a statement of rock crushed
at Ancon quarry during the week ending
August 31:

DIrE. Hours Cubic
o lIked V .rdB.
Augu t .............. 6 55
A:s:ci 7.45 : :2 os
A.iaut Th 7.55 2 4111
AI.'i.u -t 2"- ....- ...-.- ...... 7.40 2 ;34
Augu. ... L........ 7 50 2 rpsl
A gust t ...... .. .... 7 40 2 Io
Total i 4 45 if. J32

Immigration at Ports of Colon and Cristobal.
The number of persons who landed at
Colon and Cristobal from lur im:n ports dur-
ing the month of July was 3.u73, consisting
of 1,617 cabin, and 1.436 steerage passengers.
The number of persons who embarked for
foreign ports during the same period was
3.132, consisting of 1,780 cabin, and 1.352.
steerage passengers. The number .fi persorns
who embarked during the month over those


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Over 91 per cent of the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on Aucust 31 being 3.9.1,716 cubic yards, our of a total of approximately 4,302,563. A total
of 177,U; cubic yards of concrete was laid in the locks during the week ending August 31.
About 95 per cent uf the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at the cloc;e of work on August 31 being 1.895,658cubic yards, out of a
total of 2 000(000. A rtateme-nt no the amount of concrete placed in the locks each working
da3, 'f the week ending August 31, and of the total follows: and a similar statement for the
ucrk in the Spillwav at Gatun Dam i, published elsewhere in this issue.

2-cubic yard mixers 2-cubic yard uixers
DrI stone.
Concrete Hours No of Concrete Hours No. o
Ipla-ed. worked mixer i p aced worked. mixers

A.igu: .'t
. ug,. t '.
Augu1 ;3rj
1Augu;t 3
F'rteiu'ld rep,'_ rtd
t'rand tou]l

La. -is
12 i

i:U. ,jj.

a 54 3
J0 .6 3
' 20 3
I 54 2
1 42 2
-0 Ist 2 5i

Ci. Yds.i Cu. Yds.
SI 354
. 114
.. .. ; 102
S. I 1.238
I. 1.895.658

Concrete work in the lock at Pedro Miguel is over 98 per cent completed, 876.511 cubic
yards, out of a total of 889.S2;, bucket measurement, having been placed at the close of
work on August 31. The record for each ol the working days of last week, follows.


DATE 2-cubic yard mixers. -cubic yr-d mixers. Large Total.
Concrete Hours No. of Concre iF HourasJ No.of
placed I worked mixes placed Iworked Imixers
Cu. )1.i C i -. I I., C.. Yds. VC a ds.
Au u.t 6 191 34 50 4 .. 191
Au : 2; I 165 2600 4 . 165
.A.ugl 's . 2 205 .8 50 4 .. 2051
.u ^ .. . 417 26 00, 4- ....-...I 147
Aug. t 30 . .... 9 94 1 50 4 .. .. 94
Au ,t 31 .. IS 33 50 ; 4 ........ 181
T tll .. . ... . .. 983 1 00 I 4 .. 93
Pr, n 1oiid rl ported I . .. ... 4.493 875.528
Grand l I. .. .. .. 4.493 8766.511

Over 84 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in
place August 31, thetotal amount on that date being 1,189,517 cubic yards, bucket measure-
mnint. r.u of a total of approximately 1,412,736. The record for each working day last
wtek, fullroas:

DATE. 2-cuhbc yard miuer-, 2-cubic yard mixers. 4-cubic yard miers Total.

ConcreteI Hours No. oi Concrete Houra No. of Concrete Hours No. on Large
placed I worked ritxera pla ed worked mIaxenr placed. worked. mier I stone.

LAuiJt 2

A ulu Iul

FI ..d
1I. Ci L

bo 1 t .. 7 | | Cu 1 a'.1 C I,' Cit.N. di. C . 'ds.
8 0o 31 0 7 ii 13 2 I 5 2 00 ....... 2.36
4.' 31 6: 7 1 .19'n 16 ; '2 574 44 30 ; 2.61
-3i -, 1 2,32 7 10) 18 50 3 400 .3900 6 2.28
i 30 1; ; i ll 15 u 8 351 J5.00 4 ... 2.11
1 I 114 3 .316 1 s 6; I 31 o00 5 .. 2.83
i !.. 30 59 1.2 6 t 19 91 2 310 30.0 5 .. 2.63
I i l; 5') 7; 7.102 102 59 2 2.538 217 50 5 67 ..... 14.851
I .3.69 1.17469

S ... . .. .. .... .... 3,693 1,189.54



whu landed was 59. The number of persons manager by Mr. W. M. Sterrett, manager
who arrived "in transit" during July was of the company's manufacturing plant at
1,305. Pottstown, Pennsylvania, who will have
-Mr. J. 0. Childers associated with him as
Changes in McClluric-Marshall Staff. superintendent of erection. Mr. Jewel has
Mr L. L. Jenel. sho came to the Isthmus resigned from the service of the company to
in 1 Iu to prepare for the McClintic-Marshall become president and chief engineer of the
Construction C(.nlpany. it, bid for the con- Central American Construction Company,a
qtructhon of the lock cate., and has been in corporation recently organized under the laws
charge of tlIe erection sinre its beginning of the Republic of Panama to carry on a
in May. 1011. ha-i b,.en surco:e-ded ai local general contracting business.


September 4, 1912.



Work Done Since Construction to Prevent I[n
Breaking Into the Canal.
The Obispo Diversion, which takes care of
the water from the drainage area on the east
bankoftheCanal, between Gold Hill and Gam-
boa, has given trouble at four different points
along its route of five or six miles during the
past year, and the work of relocating the
channel to remove it from the danger zone is
at present in progress at three of these places.
During the French canal times, and up to
1909, the Obispo River flossed into the Cut.
thence found its way to the Chagres River.
As the excavation in the Canal, through this
section, proceeded, it became evident that
this flow would have to be diverted, and on
June 1, 1909, an artificial channel was com-
pleted. It begins near the foot of Gold Hill,
and practically parallels the Canal to a point
opposite Haut Obispo, where the hills were
so close to the Cut that the diversion was
turned into ravine which ends in the Chagres
River about one-fourrh of a mile above Gam-
boa. The drainage area of the diversion is
about 10 square miles, the greatest flood re-
corded in the Obispo River during French
times being on June 23, 1881-6,014 cubic feet
per second. Thegaging was taken just below
the La Pita River, so that it included the flow
of the Camacho. which does not run into
the diversion at present. It has been esti-
mated that this discharge of 6,014 cubic feet per
second would be about 4,201 cubic feet under
present conditions. The diversion was con-
structed to carry 6,000cubic feet per second at
its outlet, with a depth of 13 feet, and a
velocity of over seven feet per second. Its
bed, for 14,500 feet, has a fall of 5.28 feet to
the mile, and for 9,000 feet, 13.2 feet to the
mile. The bottom width of the channel
averages about 50 feet. The original exca-
vation aggregated 1,108,662 cubic yards, but
additional excavation from time to time
since, on account of changing the channel.
has brought the total excavation to July 1,
1912, to 1,238,389 cubic yards. The fir-t
cost was about $1.000,000.
Although located well back from the east
bank of the Canal, as it existed in 1908 and
1909, the frequent slips and slides have
brought the diversion, in several places, in
close proximity to it, with the result that two
extensive breaks have occurred, and several
other points have been threatened. The di-
version was located and mostly excavated
between Gold Hill and La Pita before the
width of the Canal was changed from
200 feet at the bottom, to 300 feet. Local
conditions made it necessary for economy
at the time to widen out 75 feet on the east
side and 25 feet on the west. Had it not
been widened out 75 feet on the east side,
most of the slides would not have reached
to the original location.
The first break of importance took place
on May 7. 1910, at a point a short distance
north of Empire. known as La Pita, and
allowed the water from the diversion to in-
undate the Cut to a depth of 55 feet above
sealevel. The damage was temporarily re-
paired by the construction of a wooden flume,
which was substituted subsequently for one
of concrete.
In March of this year, a crack appeared on
- the west side of the diversion, south of the
Empire suspension bridge, near Station 1725,
which indicated a movement in the bankin-

evolving between 400,000 and 500.000 cubic
yards of material, and threatened th-e dlter-
sion back from the bank of the Canal for a
distance of about b00 feet. During the follow.
ing month, the diversion was relocated 5501
feet, at its most distant point, farther to the
east, by making a detour 1.970 feet long, which
caused the excavation of 26,128 cubic sarls;.
The Empire-Paraisu wagon road, and the
railroad, were shifted at the same time to
the west bank of the new channel.
A few months aeo, the slide between Sta.
tnon 1618 and Station 16.37 on the ,.ast lbnk of
the Canal, opposite \\Whiteluuse, threatened
to break back into the diversion, and it was
decided to relocate the latter abuut IUl iet
more to the east. This work. which as ..im-
pleted during the months of July and Au,uu-t
of this year, required theconstrjuction ol about
500 feet of trestle, and the excavation ol
13,000 cubic yards of material.
A steamshovel is now enga._ed in making a
detour in the diversion about one-fifth of
a mile in length, at a point crou.;.ed by the Las
Cascadas plantation road, just north of the-
Empire suspension bridge. The new channel
involves the changing of the wag,.in road.
which formerly was at right anghl-. ith the
bank of the Canal, and then ran parallel to
it to the bridge T he new route will be in a
direct line to the bridge Irom where th detour
work is in progress.
The break in the diversion, north of Em-
pire, on August 20, which flooded the Cut
and involved a slide of considerable propor-
tions, is being repaired as rapidly a.- possible,
and it is expected that the stream will be
flowing in it. new channel on Thursday,
September 5. The heavy showers over the
drainage area of the diter.ion last week car-
ried the water into the Cut. north of the
temporary dike at the li.ior ol the break.
faster than the pumps at Ganmb'a could lift
it into the Chagres, with the result that the
bottom of the Cianal wa- flooded to the
depth of two or three flet all the wa, from the
slide to the Gamboa dike. The tater was
again under control on Saturday, August

Reorganlzaiion of Canal Zone Police.
Effective September I, the organization of
the Division of Police and Prisons has been
changed to conform with a relintricting. ol the
Canal Zone territory, made on account of the
depopulation of part of the Gatun Lake area
and the extension of Canal and fortiflication
operations at different points. The Gorgona
police district is abolished, the greater part of
its territory being merged into the Empire
district, while the Bohiosubdistrict isabsorbed
in the Gatun subdistrict, a part of Cristobal
district. The present diLtricts are those of
Ancon, Empire, and Cristobal.
The boundaries of the Anion district are
coincident with those of the present adminis-
trative district of Ancon. The subdistrict
of Miraflores is abolished, being consolidated
with that of Pedro Miguel. A new stubdis-
triLt is designated tol include Naiis. Flamenco,
Culebra, and Perico Islands, which hate been
policed for some time without distinct dis-
trict designation. Ancon di-trict is now
divided into the subdistricts of Naos Island,
Balboa, Las Sabanas, Corozal, and Pedro
The boundaries of the Empire police district
are coincident with the present boundaries of
the administrative districts of Empire and

Gorguna, the district court at Gorgona being
c-ntinued for the present. The subdi-itricts
of San Pablo and Tabcrnilla are abolished,
and their dep'pluhated territory is merged
with that of the ne-.i subdi.-tticr of Corgona
The -uibrlistri.ts of Empire di.tritt are de;sig-
nat, d a- P.ir.ii-.,. Culebra. LIs Cascadas. Bas
Oi- po. and GIurgona
The Cr(r.-t ahal police district is the came in
territor. a;s ii;. prt-nt Cri-tobaladmini stra-
live di-tri, i It. subdi-trir-, are Gatun,
Toro Point. and l'Porto Bello. Tht subdi-,trict
of Toro r-'.nt I ntlu.k- a.ll '1 l the Canal Zone
territjr-\ 1in; i en t .,f Limon Ba'.
The p.--liL tratlin- irt Ar.-on, Empir., and
Cristulal .ire .ik-..njat...I as. the central sta-
ti,-ns of their r.:pe rit. .- tl-rri rs, other sta-
tion- being deignat._dJ as ubLtariuror; and call
-tat-ion. SLil.ratiuons l .\ncon station are
Nias I-lan..l. Las 'abanas, our'izal, and Pedro
Mli.guel; tall .t.,rions are Balb.oa, and Mira-
Empire central -tati..n has sobsrations at
Paraisu, Culebra. Las Cascadas. Bas Obispo,
.Matathin, ant Gtirgon.i. Its call stations are
at Cu:.iracicha, Gokldn Green. Gamboa, and
ihe substations oJ Cristobal central sta-
tion are Gatun. Muunt Hope, Toro Point,
and Porti Bielo, and call nationss are located
at Monte Liriu. and C'olon HUsp.ital.
The reorganizati,in has enabled the didi-
sion r.j Jispensi:- r ith the scr-icts of one
lieutenant and five corporals, though the
number oul first-c.l s pri'.tett: was increased
bN five at the same time The number of
lieutenants is now three; sergeants, eight; cor-
poral-. 15. lirst-cla's primates, 122; -econd-
class pri-ates. .)ll.
- .-.* -- -
Mr. Emory R Johnson. pruofesor of trans-
p,-rtation andl i.immerc'e of the University of
PennslIania. arrived at Colon on Thursday.
August 29 This i, his third visit to the Isth-
mus. having been here as a member of the
Ilhmian (-anal Co mmisi..in of 1S99-(1004,
and again last tear. lie is the special com-
missiuner of the L united States G,-vernment on
Panama Canal traffic and tolls. and prepared
a preliminary -tarement on the subject, by
direction of the SecretaF- of War, in the early
part of this %ear.
Pi!ois. Mates, Masters, Engineers, Chauffeurs.
Examinations f,-r pilots. mates, masters,
and engineers; and for chauffeurs, will be held
by the Board uf Local Inspectors, at the Ad-
ministration Building, Ancon, on Wednesday.
September 11, 1912, at 8 a. m. All applicants
for licenses as chauffeurs must secure from the
Department of Civil Administration, Execu-
ti'e Ortice, Ancon. forms of application, and
information respecting the filling out of the
same, not later than the da', previous to the
examination. All applicants for examination
must be present at the Administration Build-
ing at 8 a m., with papers in proper form. In
addition, applicants for chauffeurs' licenses
must demonstrate their ability to properly
operate an automobile, and must have the
automobile with them.

Missing Man.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Pinkney Albert Davies, who
wasat one time in theemploy of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, is requested to communi-


Vol. VI., No. 2.


Harbor Light and Fog Signal Station, Part of
Plan for Lighting the Canal.
In the general scheme I'r lietring the Canal
a harbor light and fog signal station is to be
built at the outer end of the west breakwater
in Colon Harbor. An "L," turninginward, will


be made at the end of the breakwater and the
tower built in it, so that thorough protection
from the waves will be obtained.
The natural bottom of the harbor at this

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point is about 45 feet below mean tide, and is
made mostly of silt brought down by the
streams entering Limon Bay. On this silt a
pile of riprap for the subfoundations will be
clumped, allowed to settle for some time, and
leveled off by a diver at elevation 22 feet be-
low sealevel.
Already a reinforced concrete caisson has
been built up to a height of 15 feet at the
Mount IT,.lpie ldr l.hl k, floated out tu the pow -
der dock at Mindi, and there built up to a
height of 25 feet. It is now sunk in 20 feet of

afterr in an isolated part of Limon Bay, where
t will remain until time to place it on the rip.
ap foundation. %when it will be towed out and
unk to its position by letting water into the
6 pockets through valves made for that pur-
s ,e. The caisson vill then be built to a
eight of 36 feet, the outside pockets filled
with rock, decked over with a
reinforced concrete floor, and the
superstructure built on that.
The caisson is 46 by 46 feet
in plan by 36 feet high, and is
divided into 16 pockets by three
transverse walls running each
%wa\. The b.oIttom i. IS inches
thick; the outer walls are 14
inches thick, and the interior
walls 12 inches. All are rein-
Iorced with I-inch twisted steel
rods, and the water pressure-
against the outside walls is taken
care of by differential spacing
of the reinforcement. Each ex-
terior pocket ham a 5-inch pipe.
sith a clobe %alhe, which con-
ntcts it with thi outside, and
--- will permit the caisson to be
sunk on an even keel in a few
minutes. The four interior puck-
ets are connected in a similar
_-- way to the exterior pockets.
After the caisson is in place
the valves will be recovered.
The four interior pockets will
be utilized from 24 feet up by
making cisterns in two of them,
-= '-- and uing the uther two for a
gasoline engine and pump room.
Intake and waste pipes are
placed as shown in Figure 3.
The superstructure will be ol reinforced

concrete, except the roof, which will be of tile,

and the floor beams, which will be I-beams
encased in concrete.
The first floor contains the gasoline engine,
air compressors, air tanks, shower bath, etc.,
the second floor, a kitchen, pantry, living
room. dry room, closets, etc., for the attend-
ants, while the third will be the watch room,
and the fourth floor, the lantern.
The superstructure will be 26 by 26 feet in
plan, and the focal plane is 56 feet fourinches
above mean -ealevel
When completed, this station will have
light of the fourth order, a compressed air fog
signal, and a submarine bell.

Annual Inventories.
The annual inventories, taken as of June
30, 1912, sho%\ a reduction in stock in the vari-
ous material storehouses of the Quarter-
master's Department of $790,568.50, as com-
pared with the same date a year ago. The
total value of material carried in stock in the
storehouses at the end of the past fiscal year
was $3,721,212.90. Every storehouse showed
a decrease, with the exception of Ancon and
Toro Point. The general storehouseat Mount
Hope, and the two largest storehouses next in
murder, Gorgona and Empire, showed decreases
uf $1 3S,95S.44, $196,323.63, and $162,984.87,
respectively. The material returned to stock
b\ other divisions during the fiscal year end-
ing June 30, aggregated $862,400.78.

Red Cross Finances.
The financial statement of the Canal Zone
chapter, American National Red Cross, for
the month of July, 1912 is, as follows:
Jult 1. On hand . ... $2.300.36
Jaly 25. Membet~ihp dues.... 3.00
Total receipts........... ...... $2,303.36
July 1. Relief ofi patient at Colon
Hu9piral. deported to
Jamrai ca .. .... $1000
July 2. Relihe of American ex.
employee. sent to the
United States on ac.
count of being totally
blind .. 150.00
July 17. Reltii o destitute colored
woman at Culebra. 10.00
Jul:. 26. R lief of patient at Colon
Hospirtl. deported on
account oitluberculosis.. 10 00
July 2(6 RelLet o Spaniard at Cu-
lebra. deported to Spain
on tCLount of tubercu-
lo i4. .... .. . 50.00
July 20. Reliei of man and wfde
irom Empire, deported
to England .. . .. 15.00
Total disburisments .... ... $245.00
July 31 Balanc.- on hand ...... .. 2 058.36
JOHN L. PIILLIPS, Treasurer.
C. A. DEVOL.Chalrman

Canal Zone Postal Savings Bank Transactions.
A statement of Canal Zone postal savings
bank transactions at Canal Zone post-offices,
for the period of July 1 to July 29, follows:
Postal Savings Postal Savings
N ANr,. OF Or rkE. Ceruficates Certificates
Issued. Paid.
Ancon $',.340.00 $4.458 00
Balboa . 0 178.00 6,149.00
BasObispo. 960 00 1261 00
Coral 10.747 00 9986 00
Crnstobal. 9.951 00 6.858 00
Culcbra 9 758.00 6,818.00
Err.pire 6.080 00 4,325.00
Gatur, 14897.00 16,465.00
Gorgon 17.514 00 14,172.00
Las Cascadas 9.991.00 6.705.00
Malachn .. 581 00 603.00
Mliraflores 5.464 00 4.302 00
P.iraino 4,455 00 2.468 00
Pedro Miigiiel 15.342 00 11,768 00
Cristobal Sta. A 915 00 170 00
CIslobal Sta. B 932 00 427.00
To,,1. .. .. $126.305 00 196.935.00

September 4, 1912.



Excavation on this Account During the Past
Fiscal Year Larger Than Ever Before.
There was removed from slides and breaks
in the Culebra Cut section of the Central
Division during the twelve months ending
June 30, 1912. a total of 5,915,000 cubic yards
of material, which is the greatest amount
taken out on this account in any one year
since the beginning of operations. A state-
ment showing the total excavation, the
amount removed from slides and break., and
the percentage involved in the slide- and
breaks, is given below. There is also pre-
sented a graphical illustration showing the
total estimated excavation on account of
slides, as compared with the original total
of excavation in the Canal prism in the
Culebra Cut section; also, the estimate of
total excavation remaining on July I, 1912,
showing the amount of excavation remaining
on that date due to slides:

This circle represents the total amount of material
excavated from the Canal prism in the Culebra Cut
section by the Americans, exclusive olf lidee,. to July
1. 1912.

This circle represents the total amount of'materiAl
excavated from slides from the Culebra Cut section by
the Americans up to July I 1912.


3,Sh1,0H0 )
en. yds. ,'

The circle on the left represents the material-re-
maining to be excavated from the Canallprism in the
Culebra Cut section. exclusive of all slides. Irom July
1. 1912.
The circle on the right represents the material in
slides on the banks of the Canal in the Culebra Cut
section. remaining to be excavated according to esti-
mate made as of July I. 1912.
of total
FisCAL Total exca- Removed am o u o t
VYARs. vation from slides. removed
from slides.
Cu. Yds. Co.. Vds.
1904-1909. 40.983.366 3227.059 7.87
1910 ....... 17.865.808 2.640.563 11. 83
1911........ 18.552,644 4.879 378 26 30
1912........ 17.143.067 5.915.000 34.50
Total..... 94.544,885 16.671.000 17 63

The first large slide to occur in the banks

of the Canal in the Culebra Cut section was
that at Cucaracha, known as the Cucaracha
slide, which developed in July, 1905. and from
which nearly 3,000,000 cubic yards o( ma-
terial have been excavated to date. During
the twelvemonth period ending June 30.
1912, only 170,000 cubic yards of material
were removed from this slide, which, at pres-
ent, gives no evidence of any future consider-
able movement. It covers an area of 47 1
The most extensive slide, or rather break.
is that on the west bank of the Canal at Cu-
lebra, which extends practically continuously
from Station 1726 to Station 1804, covers arn
area of 63 acres, and has now broken back to
a point where the site of the Culebra club-
house is involved. From this area, a total
of 6,765,500 cubic yards of material had
been removed up to June 30, 1912 and it is
estimated that 1,300,000 cubic ardt= re-
mained to be excavated on that date. A
total of 2,710,000 cubic yards was taken out
from the area involved in this slide during
the twelvemonth ending June 30, 1912 It
first developed in January, 1017.
The slide next largest in extent i- situated
on the east bank of Culebra Cut direc-tly op-
posite the one on the west bank, i. practically,
continuous from Station 1741 to Station
1796, and covers an area of 50 7 acres. A
total of 4.290,000 cubic sards of material had
been removed from this slide up to June 30,
1912, and approximate-ly 600.000 cubic yards
remained to be removed on that date It
first developed in January. 1907.
The three slides above described are the
only ones which hae so far developed in
which the total amount of material involved
exceeded 1.000.000 cubic yards. A statement
showing the slides in the Central Dioision,
which had developed up to June 30. 1912, all
of which are confined to the Culebra Cut sec-
tion, follows-

Date ofi
LOCATioN. deaelopmri

East side. opposite Bas Obispo . .. Sept. I
East side, opposite Ilaut Obispo... .... Sept.
West side. opposite BuenavisLa . .. Nov
East aide, opposite Las Cascads . Feb.
East .ide, opposite Las Cascadas. Sept
East side. opposii e \lntehouse Oct
WVeat aide. Whirehouse yard June I
East side, opposite Whi hneoute..e .Oct... .I cl
East side. Upper La Pita. Dec.
East side. Loier La Pita .. . May.
West side. Cunetire . Sept.
West side. Empire . . M I ,.
W-est side. Culebra . Oct
East side Culebra .I I
Cucaracha . July, .
West side. on trt- r F Hill . '
Er.t side -,narcha dltage tept.
East ide Par3so M. a 'r.
Small 0hdes.. .
Total ....

Since June 30, 1912, two or three other
slides have developed, the most important
being the break in the east bank of the (-tit
about one-half mile north of Empire, which
occurred on August 20, and allowed the uater
in the Obispo Diersion to flow into the Cut.
and another break in the west bankat Cule.
The work of decreasing the pressure where
breaks and slides might be expected. by exta-
vation with steamshovels, has continued un-
interruptedly since January. 1911. Three
shovels have been kept continuously at work
terracing the west bank at Culebra, and the
same number were occupied during the Fatter

part of 1911 on the opposite bank. The ex-
cavation has been made in each locality in a
-.eries of nine terraces I n addition, one shovel
has been engaged in similar Aork at the
Whitehouse yard. and another on the east
bank, a little south of the Empire 'uspension
bridge The maximum depth of material re-
m,-\ed at one sput in the s(tst bank at Cu-
lebra was 0l feet, measured verticall. and
on the east bank 70 feet in one plai.e.
The record how, that while the lightening
of \\eight ha., on the a hole, been beneficial, it
has not wholly st-ippeli the moving and heav-
ing Th: rc.ult.s ,btined .o far, however.
warrant .a continuance if thib work, and it
will pribal I, li Pr-..-. Iuii until all ex:ava-
tion in the Cut bvt,' -t am-houel; has bcn com-
pleted. M i.t l the -ocalleld -lii, during the
past year, air more. %were. properly speaking.
break. in the banks ( ht C (_Lt,due to thein-
abilirs of an underl3i inc la, er of rock of pr.or
quality to-, support the -inrmouj prei-' re
superinduclird b. the iec-ight ab,:,e it I his
weight crushes the underlying material, forces
it laterallN, and causes it to have in the bot-
tom of the Cut. Obiervati.in made show that
the material at times has heaved tu a height
of 30 feet but a within the past year, or more, 15
or 20feet has been about th, maximum height.
Other obserVations made of thc,-se urphce,.al-
go ti show that their material in ,i.i-d is not
cla,, or _tiff mud, aiiscoimmonl-, suppos-ed, but
ratrhr argillaceou- -andstone in pieces ranging
in volume from a tfe, cubic inches ti) 20 or 30
cubic yards. aith an a'.eras; perhaps of from
rcne to three cubic yards.

Colon Humane Society.
A special meeting of the Colon Humane
Society was held in the Municipal building,
Colon, on Wednesday e ening. August 29. Dr.
Bieberach presiding Among the cases re-
pirted were two of de-titute children; the
first, Doris Godfrey. a patient in Colon Hospi-
tal. ,ho ha- been deserted by her parents. A




Removed NMateral Maten, Area n
Se-r ending cat ed r uning. d. in
Jul I. Iqtl to date. r nirirg. re,

Cubic Yu'a,

Cuh.t Vards Cibit I'adsi
11 7.000 I .oUuo 81
1I nO.u i, 0 60
6I flu . 3 .0,
50 Ililfl II 50
102 000 o0 r'oi I 4n
286.000 4 60
13t 1hi l l I )
413 000 180.000 ill)0

n9 20 nO0 .., I .0
910 30.000 500uO 11.31
uin 4.01o0 h..uUo 10.00 I 0 90
o its Gi 00u It0 000 5n.Oo 21)
'11' 2 : 10 O 0. o.'b763 utU 1 300 c00I k 00
C.,); I Wi 00Xii 4 2win 000 6) 000 '11 :;0
Q05 IVi. iJOU ?.'0.i)il 230.C00 4; 10
i0) '..1iiji 316 000 15 0)iu 2 00
1| I 5..000 '.ilU10 160 iflo 3 40
. O2.iIJO 385 000 lu 110t ': 0
I 30.000 14ij..00 ; :20.000
S s.015.000 I tr.6O71 00 .54'1.000 tu, i 00

person has been found w ho wishes to adipt the
child provided he can procure legal quaran-
teL- that the parents cannot claim it at any
future time As no such provision is made in
the law- of the Republic of Panama, the little
girl remains at the hospital pending further
deciion of her case The second case %was
that of a child orphaned by the recent dcath
of its parents. The case was referred to the
governor of Colon, in order that steps may
ibe taken to hase the child placed in the gov-
ernment aslum in Panama. It was reported
that the cit% authorities are taking steps to
prevent theemployment of children in saloons.



Women's Clubs.
Among other questions discu.-ed at the
meeting of the Executive Board ol the Canal
Zone Federation of Women's Club-. held at
Cristobal on Friday, August 30, %ere the
arrangements for the January meting, at
which it i, thought the Federation %%ill for-
mall) di-dand. owing to the de-reae in mem-
bership, due to the completion of Canal
construction. In case this action is taken,
single clubs in the Canal Zone will bes at
liberty to join the General Federation. Th,
January meeting will be made une ot sp,,ial
An invitation has been extended to the
federation, in connection withthe -t JtLe i-dra-
tions throughout the United Stats., ro end
representatives to the XV Internat ionarl 'Crn-
gress of Hygiene and Demograph ,*, to be heldt
in Washington, October 23 to 2-.. and the
president was authorized to be it- r pre -enta-
tive at that meeting.
During the absence in September .nd Oc-
tober of the president and the cuorres.ponding
secretary, all matters concerning the federa-
tion may be referred to the recording -ec retar. ,
Mrs. Carl H. Elliott, Cristobal.
For the information of those wmen % hu
have no club affiliation in local organization-s,
and yet are interested in such act'\ cities, the
following notice which appeared in THE
CANAL RECORD of February21 is reprinted
"The board, at its meeting at Gor ona on
February 9, authorized a revision of the
Federation by-laws in order to admit a class
of individual members, or wha: % ill be known
as general members. Thiscla..- of members
will be composed of women re.tiding in Canal
Zone villages where there are no federated
clubs. General members will have all the
rights and pri. illeUs of regular members;
they may hold othie, vote on all questions
and act on any Federation conimittf-e. The
annual dues for such members \\ill be one
dollar, payable at the time o adminrtan:e to
membership. A membership committee a as
appointed, composed of the president and the
two secretaries. Any woman wishirin t. be-
come a general member, who is cndnr:oeil by
clubwomen, should communicated aith the
corresponding secretary, Mrs. Thomas E.
Brown, Jr. of Cristobal." Thi-, clai-s of mem-
bers will act on committees, cpLc-ia1ll'. on
civic and local concerns, by which meranr
they will become members of the executive
board and have voice in all matter- v. hich
may come before that bod,. The pro-
vision for this general membership was con-
sidered advisable by the constant changes
in the personnel of the varic-. dlubs, and
also by the removal of man,, clubwomen
from the Isthmus, which, ir. sc .ral cases
caused the disbandment of urgani.atiins. .
In order that the federation uork be carried
out according to its original pl.,an, it was
necessary to maintain its membership, and
by this means the board hopLs it ma., be
A circular has been issued among the or-
ganizations of women in the Canal Zine in
the interest of the $500,000 lunld l.:.r the
"Woman's Titanic Memorial" to be erected
in the city of Washington by the women of
America, in memory of the men "ho lustm
their lives, in the sinking of the Tta.iric, in
order that the women and children should ha' e

first place. The object of sending this com-
munication to the president, or secretary, ol
each organization was to bring the matter
before the women in the Canal Zone. It isnot
to be regurdeil as an appeal to any organiza-
tion,. but it was thiij.ht by the local commit-
tee that a larger number of Canal Zone women
might be reached by this means than if a
gcenr:r,il announcement was made. The plan
is that eich woman -ub-cribe one dollar to the
fund. A c.-.mmitte' has been formed, com-
p.,sed o1 women of St. Luke's Altar Guild, for
the purpu-e (of Lt ntralizing the local effort.
The rect.r ui Christ Church. Colon, assisted
by the members ol the \\oman's Altar Guild.
entertain':i the member.rs of the Gatun mis-
si..on guild at the rectory on Saturday alter-
roun, August 24.

Church HVork.
The annual report of the Panama mission
of the Epi-copal church of America has just
been compiled, and a -umniary ul the statusof
the work at the end of the fiscal year, July 1,
is, as follows. The staff ol clergy in the mis-
sion companies four white priests, including the
general missionary, and two West Indians,
one of these having been advanced to the
priesthood in Januar) at the time uol the an-
nual vi--itat.in of the bishop in charge. In
addition to these, thLre is a staff of nine cate-
chists for the \\est Indian mri sons at Gor-
gona, Ba- Obispo, Mount Hope, Las Casca-
das. Parai-o, Panama, and Darien. The value
of churLh property has been increased b-, the
transfer uf the stone Structure of Christ
Church, en Colon beach, from the Panama
Railroad Compan, to the mission, valued at
$`.3,000, and the construction of a mission
church at Pedro Miguel. The total valuation
of church properties is $69,10. The total
offerings hlr the year from all s-.jurcesamount-
ed to $4,293.34. The number of commu-
nicants wa-- 1,343 There were 961 baptisms
during the y,'ear. and 283 candidates aere
preenteil to the bishop for confirmation
at his vi.i-iation. There are four altar builds,
Lompoedl of American won-en;ri theae are in
connection withChri-.t Church, Culon; Gatun
mi iion; St. Mar 's, Empire, and St. Luke's
Hospital chapel, Ancon. In addition to. its
r,-spn-es to the needs of the i hurch, this last
nimed soc,,iet,, contributed $50 to, ard thie
building fund of St. Michael s mi-ilon at
Pc.lro NI yuel. as its Eatrer ofHering.
Owing ii the progress of the work on the
Canal it was found necessary to suspend the
work of the church fur Ameri.ans at Culebra:
tu abandon the missions at San Pablu and
Tabernilla. and to establish the mission before
referred it. at Pedro Miguel. The mission
authorities are looking toward the abandon-
ment of the missions at GLrgona, Empire.
Culebra. lha Olbi;po, and Las Cascadas by
1913, and the estabhlihing of a mission in
the thickly populated surburbs of Panama.
Recomncndations for a reorganization, at the
isitatin of the bishop in 1913, to meet the
demands ol the permanent Canal force are
al,.. comrained in the report.
At the melting of the Vuoman's Altar Guild
otl t. Luke's Hospital Chapel, held at the
Hotel Tiv..li uin Tuesda5 morning, September
3, t was decided to suspend all meeting-of the
guild until November 1, All Saints' Da',, at
which time the annual meeting of the guild
\.'ill be held, with election of officers. The day
will begin with the corporate communion of

the guild, in thechapel, the time of which serv-
ice will be announced later, and the annual
meeting, followed by a social session, will be
at the home of Mrs. R. E. Noble. This will
complete the fifth year of the organization.
The membership is sustained and interest in
the various activities of the guild has been
uniformly keen. During the recess, altar duty
will be taken by the members,as requested by ,
the chairman Of the altar committee.

Sunday and Labor Day Excursions.
A large number of Canal employes took
advantage of the two holidays, Sunday, Sep-
tember I, and Labor Day following, for vari-
ouscutingsand excursions Aparts of 50left
on Saturday. evening on the steamer I'eraguas
for a trip to the Pearl Islands. It stopped at
San Miguel on Reyv Iland and returned to
Panama on Monday afternoon. Two other
parties made a tiip to these islands. A second
part composed of Commis:sion emplo) es, in-
cluding a number of the staff of Ancon Hos-
pital, left on Saturday evening fora trip to the
Batano River. During the stay on the river,
the members of the party spent the time in
alligator shooting and orchid hunting. The
trip included a walk from Capitan to Chepo,
the return to Panama being made on Monday
evening. A party of 16 spent Sunday on
Taboguilla beach, leaving Panama by the
launch A.-ureta at 9.3U1 a m., on Sunday, and
returning the evening of the s.ame day. 'The
time was spent in fishing, orchid hunting, and
bathing. Lunch aas taken in an abandoned
palm-thatched native hut There were also
several excursion.- to Tabdga.

United Spanish War Velerans.
A meeting of Chagres Camp, No. I, U.S.W.
V., %ill be held in the Kangaroo hall, Empire,
at 3 p. m., Sunday, September S, 1912. This
meeting is for the purpose of installing a full
stafi ol officers for the new camp. After
the meeting, an entertainment, with refresh-
ments, ill ll fllow. All members of the camp
are requested to be present. The Panama
Auxiliary, No. 1, and all eligibles; and ladies,
are invited to attend.

Civil Senice Examinations.
Examination. for the lolloing named posi-
tions are scheduled to be held at Culebra on
October 20. Agricultural inspector, Philip-
pine Service; a-i..iant observer, nonappor-
tioned Departmental Service; cadet engineer,
cadet officer, Lighrh,,use Service: mechani-
cal draftsman, topographic draltzman. Isth-
mian Canal Sern ice; engineer, Indian Service
.-ream engineering, electrical engineering,
heating, refrigeration, gas and gasoline en-
gines, hydraulics; larmer. Indian Service;
fish culturist. nonapportioned Departmental
Service. junior engineer icivil,l junior (me-
chanical or electrical,I engineer, department
at large; pharmacist, Public Health and
Marine Hospital Service; printer, Govern-
ment Printing Office; scientific assistant,
Department of Agrieulture. nonapportioned
Departmental Service; trained nurse, Indian
and Isthmian Canal Service's; wireman, non-
apportiuned Departmental Servile.
Women will be admitted to the examina-
tions for scientific assistant and trained nurse
mentioned above.
Applications for the above named examina-
tions will not be received in this office after
September 26. This date will be changed if
necessary. In requesting information the

Vol. I., No. 2.

September 4, 1912.


kind of examination desired should be speci-
fically mentioned. A limited supply of a
special announcement on the scientific assist-
ant examination has been received.
All instructions found in application forms
and in the Manual of Examinations concern-
ing an examination desired should be care-
fully read and understood before filing appli-
cation. In answering question 4 in applica-
tions, residence must be shown in a State,
and county thereof, of the United States, up
to the time of making application. The date
of examination should be omitted in applica-
tion forms
Culebra, C. Z., August 31, 1912

Alfred Smith, an employee .if the Central
Division at Empire, died in Ancon hospital
on August 30. He was 47 years of age. mar-
ried, and had been on the Isthmus six year;.
He is survived by his wife, living at Empire.
Miss Margaret E Gannon, a nurse in Colun
hospital, died in the hospital on Auguat 22.
She was 29 years of age, and had been on the
Isthmus four and one-half years Shrc is sur-
vived by a brother, George Gannon, living
in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mrs. George M. Kane, the mother-in-law
of Edward G. Bath of Gatun, died in Colon
Hospital on August 28. She was 63 :,ear; of
age and had been on the Isthmus six months,
coming here from Ohio.

Knights of Pythias Memorial Eshibit.
The Canal Zone Knights of Pythias have
been invited to participate ina Pythian bazaar
and states exhibit to be held in Baltimore,
in October, the proceeds of which will be de-
voted toward a fund for the erection of a
Pythian memorial castle. The Canal Zone
exhibit will consist of objects representative
of the Isthmian life of the American people.
The Young Men's Christian Association, the
Society of the Chagres, the Boy Scouts, and
other local organizations have been asked to
participate intheCanal Zoneexhibit. The local
committee is formed of the following members
of the Knights of Pythias: W. S. Lawrence,
C. R. Chisholm, Cristobal; J. H. Stevenson,
C. 0. Jones, Gatun; C. S. Boier. K. R. S.,
Gorgona. F. G. Calvert, K. R. S.. Las Cas-
cadas; S. A. Benninger, R. E. Murphy, Em-
pire; Geo. A. Jones, K. R. S.. Culebra: T.
L. Kent, J. W. Pickett, Paraiso; R. H. Hall,
Balboa. The Baltimore exhibit will be opened
on October 1, probably by President Taft.
--- a-- --
Misdirected Letters.
ANCON. C Z. September 4, 1912.
The following insuficiently addressed letters. origi-
nating in the United States and its possessions. have
been received the offie of the Director of Posts. and
may be secured upon request oi the addressees;
Arnold. Mrs. John Langston. Argle
Barker. Arthur J. Lons. S. J.
Bennett. C. S. M arhall. Louise E
Carvalhlis. Carlos MaLt.umoto. M.
Catleyne. Thomas A Mlichel. McD.
Cot, John Phillips, Betsy (pkg.)
Dye. Ira W. Roldanz. Antonio R.
Edwards. Lenard Rose. Chas. D.
Hallet. Charles Saldien. Aug.
Hughes. R. Senior. Miss Beatrice
Keeler. Mrs. Marey L. %on Pflugk. Mrs. Lucy
Kitchen. F. L. Williams. J. E.
Lang. Edward R. Wilhams. S. G.

Band Concert.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission band at Corozal. C. Z., on Sunday, September
8, at. 4.30 p. m.
The next concert will be given at Empire on Sunday.
September 15.


Activities of the Young Men's Christian Assocla-
Corozal bowlers met d-feat at the hands .:if G)rg:r.a.
Saturday night. Au;ur 31. The -LOteser:..aslollons
Gorgon3. Co..zal
SiIms . l6 161 I 5 Sims. Iso 143 1 ,
Everett 148 1t !: 3 Lialton lit 131 l.''
Gehert. 120 -n'ider 1'4 I 1
KJng. 181 16|1 I) BuTdt 145 1t4 15"
Dav.s. 14Q 20?2 1;1) ;oonly' 14; 1'4 i
Johni ton 150 136
Total ;34 975 S13 ;2 ;;4
CUl BR..
The following dec-arr ments ol the clubhI,,u:e will ri.
main and the acirsties carried on ;- u.uil B1rbter-
ahop. bowling irl, ;. pre;,ing club reading room.
library. *.:.er stand and toda lountian.
Follosting nI the ?t andini nof t lie bigpin bo: ling tL ant
Te.m. \lIon Lo:-t P. C
Sr-r!,derc 7 3 7U0
ULnloader .. 7 3 700
WVr c*kei3 6 3 o7
Trmck shitiCr' 4 6 4160
PileArivers 3 6 .33
Exiploder . 8 ?20o
Artier bhing? i:,-ed for one ronth for repair'. the
boo lining 3alleya .were opened o-n \\I.dneida SeotemLb,-r
4 On Sasurday night. Setpt--mbrr 7. th.- CG.turn an,-
Culebra .e-im il 11tov I ti)u iuthe Ermpire [t:-in; in the
Empire al 12a.
The a riner1 of the IT..:al r.ik-It.b-I l'e-ei uill plr.,,
the All 'tar' t-ar. -:.r, Fidit .rl, mt.er ir.
N,-' laie-" in Sparn,is- i-11 be Iorrned th.: trrt iot
September. The cla:.- mrTLt -n Tui-eda, and Thur-.
d'A,' ,:rirniri.

George R D. Kr-imer i'frnierlIs :cr.:tarv i rthe C'u-
lebra clubhtoui, hs L-en appFr.ntrd ;e.:retary :at C.Gr-
cona to f.II the [..pi inn Tuade .ant b,' thre resegnairin
of Thorn.; Boor He u.ll take charge liril,'.
T he bhi lrig atllr s .are urndergmng repair
"'Open houe- ias ob.erned *:-n Sarurd.ay renming.
AugtI t 11 Tie afiair ar hreeld on the ,rit floor. A
large number of ih,- lLtes[ phonograp3.h r-.c.rdis w.'re
played for the first time. Tre cuchrt p.3ol touirrnmenti
created int.:rt-.t and resulted. a3 follow, miller. 12?.
bills; Cheek; 114- Chns-iult..99. EcJ.leron. G6
Huttlemrair 66, Dtnrii. 63, T. ii. hell.t(n. 'Aherrirdi.
54. Mr Miller will rts:'?01e a Cue i or uinnir t:r-i ri.tze
in the tourn'irent. For tie i,'ur-corrn'ied bill ard
tournament To'.vn:i-,; re Le; the cue icr frit priz,,
Wut-itet at. art 3rded second. Fcl,- i)n. thirdJ. Mill,-r
fourth. Imrmediatels atier iLr T.oc .I .uralniCniL tihse
pre ent congregated I nl he lo'tb. hre thir luht is n
m-i'n were ure-ented r] vih cor.ld r.d?,2I 3: Orr L cr ol
the winning ter im of thr ri--.n ii=hmila pool tournar
ment: W. C. Dalton D. C Ci -ll.3 ay. G L. Hueht-.
Louis DePoortr. M. NI. C E. X ;erbacher, %.:- preen:red
'Aith a medal ;i; nfir prue. in the July du-:kl in todrna-
ment. On hbhalf of the council and nimniL- r of the
clubhouse,. P. W'idbert Brunner, who.for th- rcI. a seven
ieeks.has been tulunter acting phys:icial dirctcor, W:us
nrc-u-rnied byjSe:r:3r' Smirni. unh h. gold ring with
pearl eting. anrid a pair of gold cuff button'. a& a tokn
ol apr.rLtiation for the sr'cc tei he hai rendered the
a sociis on. and of the members personal Istrem. A
reception was then held in honor .f Mr. P T uVoolworth
formerly of Rocheiter. N. V.. who has been appointed
physical dirtLtor of th.. Catiun clubhoaui:-c. During the
evening. Mr. H. S. Glh-k enter'arind the 1 nors with
piano selections. RefresirhmenLt .Lere c'sentJ
A thrtei.-ushiuon-d bilirard 1.:urn3imenrt aill bl. started
this week Any member isentitl-d to enter. Hand sour
n=me to Louis DePootter.
Gatun t, membership ol 4 1I is the lairpe. uf any club
house on the Isthmus. The riemh bcrtmp rec:-pls for.
August were over S450.
Five new billiard rloth .,ere rte-'eivcii roni the
United Stares during the pj:a *eek. and thc ratbles all
be recocered imredra.tely. N,. bal]i hare li-en ordered
Sux nta tenpin b11l. ncave bern or-derud frmn the
United States.
The phrsical department i. being ret r. ntztd this
week undJr Ehe manargcr..enr Oi the new ph s ,al di-
rector, P.r Woolworth. The g:. mnas.um nichti this
week will be Tuesday and rhura ay. and the basketball
practice will be held on VWednreday and Fi-la.' nirch,'
The boys' Odt'puttment LII be reorganized al]a.
Regular '-. emntic gymnainum sork. with canre eLtc
will be held Monday cdn-lnt-day, and Saticrday morn
ings at 9 o clnck. Mr. Woolworth will har.- charge
A pennant was awarded to A. MN. Gibcrn ior the
highest Lenpin-score during August. Score. 255. Mrs.

Ra;rmond Bell si.; a :,.3ird, a pennant for tIhe hi hert
scors in duckpins made t.: the Ihilec during tie rounth.
Score 90. A ragtium tournament ill be started next

Tie nemxt nmorinc- pri..ure show will be on Frid'ay
niglt -ptermber 6 at i 15 o loc .
Bti,nninn with Tues.,la night EStilmbLr 11). regular
b.iLketr.al l t .r tt-. \..It be resumed. and an,- .rno uish
tI. .ii, i r the ,t. 3m which %ill reire-ent the Crntobal
u.I-ut1, rii h ti' h- I ihnrui Lealue 3re urg-,1 to come
out hTre I-': ia m ill bLgin in Oct rtuber

Rainfall from .\ugust I lo 31. 1912, Inclusiie.

In ,

BalI.o, I a,1 5 6 ( ;)
*.Ihrfltre 4 I1) 32 II 3
redro P.IL-cI.- 2 04 19) 9 51
Ro Grinde 04 ; 1 1 tO
t uleLra 2 11 2; 12 8a
*C:m; macho ;29 27 1 I 77
Eripire . 34 Il 10 .3
Gambi, 2 Ci 1< 19 6 64
"Jujn ,Min 2 I '1 I 1 04
AIla ,ue2. 2 5 i .S 12 R7
'El % lEl 3 1' 2; 14 90
"Gcreons 4 10 19 14 .
Ftioli .3 ..1r 19 13 63
Trinilrl ,l 1 5 1 7 8
Monlt-- Lri.). Iv ir i ISt
G ,Carn 33 3 11 's
iBr:,.-. P..r.,..:.k tIl 1 .14 42
Co.lb 4S i j l | r1
PortEo cl. -II, ;u 72 14 13

'Stnjdard rain -_-itading st- p- ITn... dJal. ,'.
tu\'r:m -. 5. sin c.a17 ait i'nist rie-l tat.tiiin --taitu
midniglit to miJnight.

Stages of the Chagres.
n .l iJ n i i,,- ,t eai tLhe _h inres Ri tcr fori the I-k
ndtng rlidnicIhlt tat.rda., .Ao.ugE.z: 31. 1917' All
heilhti are it. ftt art. In i an ;-A.I

D.\v AsO D.iuE.

Sur .iaguast 2
IMor.. .A-gu-t ',.
Tue. Augubt 2.
V.:dr .-\u:gut ;i
Frt. AL g 4u 1 3U

Height ui Ic[., A ter to
the ne ar-:r. :'i-,t

S pa.

lail S
i '; (,
I h a
M. fi

1:5 I) I 1 I0


441 4 36 2
7 37 5
4 9 6 1 -1
40 .,I 4

44 0

Tide Table.
Ti,: 'oll.,?'nre table hro the tir-,., of which and lo%
tide. jt P~srarr fotr the mcck endinng Se:ptember 1I.
1412. ,'-tlh n rdlin t3iLm I

DATC. Low High Low High Lo.
A.M. A MI P.M. P M P.M.
beitenmber 5 ., 1 001) ni 3 4 v .
-,pin. r r 4 i)b 1i 13i 4 I 11 u?
Septembter ; a II 34 0-i
.A M
S,:r.-rnmter 12 21 6.4'. 12 52 7 18
Se&erfltlerT r 1 j$ ; so 1 i8 17I
Settr-nmber 11) 2 311 8. 4 S 4I si 0 i
pepternLTr II 3 20 *) I 3 4.3 9 is

Canton. IMa:., on TlueC:Iy. \ugu;l 21. CatLierTnc E
SulL in of Canton. M'a to W.Ilih ni P. Gaillii:s r ...I
MIlton. Nila3 .. the Riek lolin J Farrl orrici, a 3' ,
Cainal Zone remrldence. Culio.4ra.

Auction of Fire Ioraes at Cristobal.
Three rie horses twhi.: are n Iniger ne.: :f:r in
the fire dlep rtmnent on jicount ?' tt.i t nle Iit':t[f'ubil
fire engine; .irli be orited icr ale [O Ih-? h.ghI,:i
bidd'r. L. call. at[ the Critobtl Ilr,: s ,.n. -Stur-
day afternnoon at 2 '"i m September 7. I'1l?. The
hut.re are no. at .ie tin Lri-iobsi ire sltaion -nd may
be imspt, ed D ani or-: inte-r-.ted. I lt- the:- horses
were purcha.td ti infi thinied Stui.s at 3 cort of 52t)
ea.h. Their weight is about I 3ulJ pounds. ,.olor bvy:
height, about 151 to lo hand.;. Right is reerned to.
reflect ant ot all bido.
C. E. WBSIDMAN, Fil, ChArf.


Vol. VI., No. 2.


rhe commlssar..is are open during the following
bo ule:
Cristobal. 8 a. rm. to 12.30 p. m., and 2 to 7 p. m.
Balboa. 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. In and 2.30 to 7 p. m.
Ancon,a Im to 1 p m.. and 3 to 6 p. m.
All others. 8 a m to I p. m.. and 3 to 7 p m

Retail pnces of cold storage provisions for the week
begir.nng SLEteimber 1, 1912:
FEt-R &LEAT- Prize
MuLton-Stewing per pound ............... 6
Shoulder. neck tnmmned oi (4 pounds
and o erl. per pound...... ..... 9
Entire forequarter (not trimmed.10
pounds and overt, per pound..... 8
Leg 18 to 10 pounds). per pound. .. 17
Cutlets, per nound ............... 18is
Short cut chops, per pound. .. .... 20
Lamb-Steming. per pound .. ... ........ 6
Entire foreruarter. neck trimmed off.
per pound . . ..... 9
Leg i5 to 8 pounds), per pound.. ..... 20
Chops per pound... ... ....... 24
Cutlet, per pound... ... ...... 24
Veal-Stewine. per pound. ..... ......... ... 10
Shoulder, for roasting (not under 4
pounds). per pound.. ............... 12
Chops. shoulder, per pound. ........... 1. 6
Chops Der pound . ............. 24
Lorn for rosting. per pound............ 24
Cutlets. per pound .... ..... ... 28
Pork-Loin chops or roast, per pound .. .. 18
Bee'-Suet. per pound. ... ... . 2
Soup, per pound.. .... ........ 5
Stew. per pound .. ..... ....... 8.
Plate. per pound .... ......... 9
Corned. No I per pound .. ..... 14
Corned. No 2. per pound .. . ... 12
Chuck roast 13 pounds and over). per
pound ... . ... . . ..... 12
Pot roast. per pound .. ... 15
Rib rout, second cut knot under 34
pounds.) per pound . 16
Rib ro3s-. .rst c.t Cnot under 3 pounds).
per pound . 18
Sirloin roast. per pound .. ... ... 19
Rump roa. per pound . .. 1
Porterhouse roa.t. p.-r pound..... ... . 20
Steak.chui., per pound ... .. . 121
Round. per pound ... ... .... 13
Rib. per pound ... .... .
Sirloin, per pound 19
Rump. per pound ......... .. 19
Powerhouse inot less than I4
pounds. per pound. .. 20
Tenderloin 'Western), per pound.. 25
Venison lImported). Ste-w. per pound.. 6
Forequarter (not under 64
poundsil. pj pound 9
Ra. k (not und'r 5 pounds).
per pound 20
Sai-J.le Inot under ;t lbs.).
per pound. 20
Leg inot under 9 pounds),
per pound.. 20
Chapa. per pound . 24
CuLIe-L per found. ... 24
M. ICELLik. 1,'. .
Pate de Foie Glrj;. I a -5
Livers- Beei [.er pound .. .... II
Cal. each ... ..... 60
Half. each ....... ....... . 30
Steak. Hamburger. pkg ... . .. ..... 13
Sausage-Bolognsi. per pound .. .10
Frankiurter per pound ...... 12
L-eberwurst per tound . 13
Devonshire Farm per pound ... 19
Sweetbread a-Beel. pei pound .. . .. 25
Eggs. iresh, dozen ... ........ t .u
one half dozen only.. ........ IS
Bluefish. per pound . .. ... .... tl2
H aliDui. ireAh per pound .. .. .... 12
Salmon. fresh. per pound ..... . 22
Fluke, fresh, pr pound ... ..... .... 10
Shads. fresh. each .. .... .. 50
Roes, shad. pair . . .. 25
PC.L'LtRn D C.\fF'
Chickens-Fance roasting. milk led. large, each 1.40
Fancy roasting. milk fed. men.. esact 1.10
Fancy roasting, corn ifed. about 5I
pounds each I 25
Fancy roasting, corn ed shabout 4j
pounds. each. .. . .. .. I 00
Fowls. each.. It60. 70. 80. 90. 1 00
Ducks. Western. about 4j pounds, each .... "1 25
Broilers. milk fed, each.. ... 70
Broilers corn fed. each..... . 60
Turkeys. per pound ........ t26
Squ3bs each ... ........ .. i
Capons. each ... ....... 2 10
Ducks. teal. per pair. . .. 50
Ducks Blackhe-ad pair 60
Partridges. pair I 30
Grouse. per pjir I 30
Pheasanut per pair 1 30
Ham-Germ.n L.estphilia. per pound 36
Surar cared per pound 2U
sliced r-pr pound 11
Half. for boiling. per pound. 22
Boiled. per pound....... 28
FHnrka per pnund .
Beef, silt. family, per pound ......... 12
Bacon-Breaki,,st. whole piece. per pound 21
sliced, per pound ..... 24
Pork, alt, family. per pound ..... ... ..... T114

Ox tongues,. each .... .................... I.00
Piga'feet. per pound ...................... 9
Tongues, per pound ........... ...... 18
Butter-Creamery. special. per pound......... 38
Sheffield Farms. extra, fancy per Ib.... 46
Cheese-Philadelphia cream, cake ............. 10
Roquefort. per pound............... 45
Young America, per pound........... 22
Swiss. per pound........ ........... 28
Edam. each ........................ 1.00
a Parmesan. Ib ....................... 35
NeulchateJ. cake ................. .. 6
Gouda. per pound................... 34
Snappy. cake. .... ................ 10
Milk (Certified). per bottle................... *0 20
Butter. bottle .... .................. s1 5
Fer-mi-lac, bottle................ .......... *. 20
Ice cream quart. .......................... ... 25
4-gallon ........................ . ?50
Beets. per pound ..... .................... *4
Celery. per head ... .......... ......... *8
Cabbage per pound ................ ....... 4
Cucumbers, per pound ........... .. ....... o
Carrots. per pound ......................... *4
Lettuce, per pound ...... ....... .. ....... 12
Onions. per pound ....... .. ............ 3
Potatoes. white, per pound ....... ........... 34
sweet, per pound... ............. 3
Squash. per pound... .. .. ............ 5
Turnips. per pound ..... ... ............ *3
Tomatoes. per pound........ ............ 7
Yams per pound............ .. ....... 3
Apple. per pound ..... ............... ... 10
Canteloupes. each .... ..... .. ....... 8
Grapers. Malag-. p'-r round ... 15
Grapefruit. each...... .. .. ... ..... ..... 4
Lemons, dozen...... . .. ...... .... 24
Limes. per 100. ........... ... ....... ... 80
Plums. per pound. .... ...... .... 10
Oranges. Jamaica. per dozen........ ... ... 12
Pineapples, each ............ t12i
Watermelons. each. .. .. .... .... ... 30
Peaches, per pound. .. 8
Oranges. California navel, per dozen. .. .. 30

"Indicates reduction from last list.
"Indic-taes 5 cents allowed for return of bottle.
tindicates advance on last liSL.
ttFowli weigh each about as follows: 3, 31. 4. 44
and 5 pounds Pncei are based accordingly: when
size ordered s not in stock next lightest weight is sup-
plied and refund note sent for difference.
rSold only from commissaries: no orders taken for

Supplies for the Canal.
Tlh- ifolowminq tearners ,th -uppliers for the Ith-l
mian Canal Commisaion arrived at the ports of Crn-
tobal and -clin during the week ending Augut 31 -
T.i.' A.gu'i 25. firm New York. with 1) barrels
rosin. Ih rc.i .r hain hrln.:L.. four carcs hardware. for
:lnk. .20 .,' he'i copper for fortifications, 5;
>. ai.i ci lr .ir.,rrit.enrl.:ri fi *-rttion.
ilrhba Aug,,ii-' 25 'rom N,-:w Vork. with 17 ,:aes
tbbIbtit metal '(l bundle; rcohng iron. for stoDk; 210
packages track in itcnal. ior superintendent of erection.
Il.iihdda A..,CuCt 2i. frc.r.m New York. with 205 case-
plaiLin cips 3. drums gaoline. inr 'tock; 137685
be. .-.rnmcnt. lor Ntlantic and Pacific Divsions.
Pr: Sil,:rma./r. August ?7. from Nes York. With 20
t.undile rak'ie, for toLk' 112 bundle anchor bolt, 33
keyu wi hers and nuts. for fortnircavions
Bfl.fian Aurust 27. fr.-.m Liv,:rpool. with 100 barrels
carboli.: acid. for ;tock.
Z.'iaru. August 28. from New York, with 60 drums
-ilciim .:arbide, 50 cases totJet paper. 12 cases station.
?rv lor stock; 62 caie- incand'. cent lamps, for Mle-
chanical Div i.ion; 5u cases gate machinery, for super.
intendent of *-rection; 13 cntes itove pipe. for Pacific
Panama. August 26. from New York. with 312 bun-
dle,. it,.:l bara. 37 barrels bncks. for Patifc Division;
114 kegs rivets. 27 pir -s steel beams for Panama
Railrc-ad Corrupany 200 piece tcar couplers, for Me.
h.ianieal Diviion: l6 barrels insulators. 26 cases cast[-
.nc-. I'r sup:rrantendent of erection, nine cases pain'.
20 ca.;eeu talrionerTv. IF reels steel rope. II pieces steel
rhalnnel .300 ke.6 -htie ILad. 139 bundles sicteel bars.
600 sscs linseed oil. 6; cases candles. 30 cast s]al soda.
1 4ii kLegs uire najls. 100 drums welding compound.
;0 pa:ces lumber. for stock; and a miscellaneous cargo.
the holee coniatting of 3 785 packages, weighing 400

4t'na Aucust 21. from New Orleans, with 2.868
p,.ce.: lumber, for liechanical Division; 218 piece-
Inlint. 416 pieces lumber. 153 barrels sea coal facing,
-0 cases paint 413 sacks feed. 167 drums kerosene. 400
Ca=-i kerosene lor stock.
41i,.T. August lo. irom New York. with 77 barrels
pi.ch 050 packages garliage cans. 16 cases handles.
h? Leg_- nuts. .Iid cases stationern. 32 cases hardware.
Iortc.ock, .30 barrels whitecerrent. for Panama Railroad
Company: 199.975 bags cement, for Atlantic and
Paclnic Divisions.


The following [a a list of sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg-Amerlean
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's line:
Colon............. P. R. R..Tuesday..... Sept. 3
Advance.............P. R. R..Monday.....Sept. 9
Panama............. P. R. R..Saturday... .Sept. 14
Allihaca.............. P. R. R..Friday....... Sept. 20
CRI rosAL TO Naw ~ORK.
Alliance ........... P. R. R..Sunday ...... Sept 8
Colon............... P. R. R..Sunday...... Sept. 15
Advance.............P. R. R..Saturday.... Sept. 21
Panama............. P. R. R..Friday....... Sept. 27
Allianca............. P. R. R..Thursday.... Oct. 3
Thames..............R. M... .Saturday ... .Aug. 31
Almirante ...... ....U. F C..Wednesday..Aug. 28
Carrllo .............U. F. C..Saturday... .Aug. 31
Prinr Eitel Friedrich..H.-A... .Saturday... .Aug. 31
Santa Marta.........U. F. C..Wednesday..Sept. 4
Pruz August Wilhelm. H.-A.... Saturday....Sept. 7
Turrialba........ ... U. F C..Saturday... .Sept. 7
Metapan ...........U. F.C ..Wednesday..Sept. 11
Trent.......... .... R.M ..Saturday .... Sept. 14
Tivives ... ....... U. F.C.. Saturday ....Sept. 14
Prinz Sigismund.. ..H.-A. Saturday... Sept. 14
Zacapa ..........U. F.C.. Wednesday. .Sept. 18
Sixaol I. F.C. Saturday... Sept. 21
Prinz Joachim If -A Saturday. Sept. 21
Almirante. Li.F. C..Wednseday Sept. 20
Magdalnna R M .Saturday Sept. 28
Pinrz Eiel Friedrich H -A Saturday. Sept. 28
Carrillo .. . .U F. C. Saturday Sept. 28
Zacapa ...... ...... U. F. C.. Thursday .... Sept. 5
Prinz Joachim H.-A. Monday .... Sept. 9
Sixaola .............. L. F.C.. Tuesday .....Sept. 10
Amirnie ... ......U. F. C..Thursday.... Sept. 12
Prinz Eitel Friedrich..H.-A... Monday.... Sept. 16
NMagdalena ....... R. IM .Tuesday... Sept.. 17
Carrllo ....... U F C..Tuesday.....Sept. 17
Sa-iniIa Mnaria U.F.C. Thursday. Sept. 19
Pnnz August Wilhelm H.-A Monday. Sept. 23
Turrialba .. U. F.C. Tuesday.. ..Sept. 24
Mletapan. .. ..U. F.C. Thursday. Sept. 16
Prna zigi mund .H.-A Monday .. Sept. 30
Clvde R. MI Tuesday .. Oct. 1
Tivives. ..... U.F.C. Saturday.. .Oct. I
Heredia ..... ..... U.F.C.. Saturday... .Aug. 31
Orleniman. .. .. U.F.C. Wednesday Sept. 4
Abngarea.. . ...U F. C..Saturday ... .Sept. 7
Heredia LT F.C. Wednesday Sept. 11
Atena, L I. F. C..Saturday Sept. 14
Atenas.. ...... U. F. C .Thursday.... Sept. 5
Herdia .. ..........U F. C..Thursday.... Sept. 12
Canago .... U. F.C. Thursday....Sept. 12
Abangarez . U. F. C. Thursday. Sept. 19
Hered.a ... .... .L. F C. Thursday.... Sept. 19
Panama Railroad Company'ssteamers sail from Pier
II. Cristobal. at 3 p. m.
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.: for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.
Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
York. via Kingston at 10 a. m., on sailing dates. The
Prirs .4 uusl 'dhStelm and PrinsJoachim sail at 2 p. m..
and call at Santiago de Cuba. on both outward and
homeward voyages.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. leave on Thursdays, at 3 p. m.; forNew Orleanse.
via Limon. on Thursdays. at 2.p. m.; ships for New
York via Iingston. on Tuesda s., at 2 p. in.. and Thurs-
days at 2 p. m.; for Bocas del Toro. on Mondays at
2 p. m.

The following vessels arrived at. or departed from.
the port of Balboa during the week ending August 31:
Arrivals-August 25. Manaras. from Buenaventura;
August 26. thliuaea, from Callao; August 27. Peru
(P. -. N). from Guayaquil; August 28, San Joei from
San Francisco, August 29. Cit> of Para. from San
Francisco; August 29. A ysfr. from Valparaiso; Au-
gust 31. CalJisriua. irom Cormto.
Departures-August 26. Guatemala. to Callao: Au-
gust 26. Ouuo. to Guayaquil; August28. Uubmbmba. to
Callao; August 29. Peru. to San Francisco, August 30.
Alaauri. to Buenaventura; August 31. Tricolor. to
San Francisco.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and supfertzion of
the I sthmian Canal Commission.

The Canal Record is issued free of charge. one copy
each. to all employes qf the Commissison and Panama
Railroad Company those names are on the gold roll.
Extra copies and back numbers cian be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for ie ,
cents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.
No communication. either for t.-ublcarion or requstin
information, wtil receive attention unless signed with the
full name and address of the uwrier.


Canal Record Index.
The index to Volume 5 of THE CANALr
RECORD, in form suitable for binding, will be
ready for distribution shortly. It will be sent
free, on application, to such persons, institu-
tions. libraries, etc., as desire to preserve their
copies of THE CANAL RECORD in book form.
Application should be made to the Secretary
Isthmian Canal Commission. Ancon, C. Z.

Panama Inaugural Ceremonies.
An invitation has been extended through
the Chairman of the Commission to all Ameri-
can citizens on the [I-thmus to attend the
inauguration of President-elect Beli;ario Por-
ras on October 1. and a special invitation
has been extended to the fraternal and other
organizations on the Isthmus to participate
actively in the celebration.
The Chairman regrets his inabilnsy to de-
clare a holiday on this occasion, but there is
no objection to employes being excused for
this purpose if their services can be spared on
that day by the heads of the respective de-
partmentsand divisions. Societies or organi-
zations desiring to accept this invitation
should communicate with Mr. Samuel Lewis.
Panama. Republic of Panama.

Canal Work in Auguat.
The grand total of Canal excavation to
September 1 was 178,344,405 cubic yards,
leaving tobeexcavated 33,882,595 cubic yards,
or a little over one-fifth of the entire amount
necessary for the completed Canal. The total
excavation for the month of August was
2,443,353 cubic yards, as compared with
2,706,223 cubic yards in August. 1911.
The dry excavation amounted to 1,356,625
cubic yards, and was principally by steam-
shovels. The dredges removed 955,617 cubic
yards from the Canal prism, and 131,111 cubic
yards from the site of the Balboa terminals,
inadditionto the amount pumped into Gatun
Dam by suction dredges. The progress on

the locks at Gatun. Pedro Milguel and lMira-
flores is referred to elsewhere in this i'sue.
In the Atlantic Division. the total excava-
tion was 515,947 cubic bards. Of ths total.
1,974 cubic yards, consisted of dry esxavatiron
near the Locks. and the remainder was wet
excavation-429,415 cubic yards from the
Atlantic entrance, and 84,558 cubic yards
between the Locks and the sea.
The total excavation in the Central Divi-
sion was 1,094.132 ,-ubic yard-, 1,067,300
cubic yards from the Culebra Cut section.
and 26,832 cubic yards from the Obispo
In the Pacific Division. the total ex-avation
was 833,274 cubic yard-. 260,519 cubic yards
of which, consisted of drN excavation, 183,570
cubic yards Irom the Canal pri-.m, 64,903
cubic yards from the terminal -ite. and the
remainder near the locks. O1 the 572.755
cubic yards of wet excavation. 441,614 cubic
yards were from the channel, while the re-
mainderwas in connection with the terminal
A detailed statement of the excavation,
and a summary/ of the work on the locks an.d
dams, follow:
Work Plant Total
LOCaLlrsY. Exca\- Exca Ia.I escas
tion Lion Lion
Dry excaaltn- Cu. V'.i. Cu. YdT. Cu. eYd;.

Locks, dam and spill
w ay ....... .. .. .
Mlindi ......... .. ....
Total .. .. ..
I'et excavanton-
Atlantic entrance ....
Locks. dam and spill

1 97N
I2S 41.5

3 59 41I

way .. ....... ... i4- 5.P
East Diversion ..... .... .. .....
T otal .. .... 51 ...... 51 9
Total wet and dry
excavation .-15 47 ... 51c. 4i'
Dry excavation-
Culebra Cut. .. 1 3.0) 'I. 1 7'.I
Chagres section .....- i-- .. ... .. .
Obispo Diersion .. et.S3 ... 1 3
Total................ i.Ct 4.132 ... ..... -I i 32

Dry excavation-
Locks. dams andspill-
ways ..... ....... 1 9D 96
Balboa termninal- t . 0 110oJ
Prism south ot Mira-
flares Locks ........ 16i'3 570 ...... i3 57,,
Total ... ...... 2 t" 1 .... ... .I ,'s -0.
Wet excavatson- I
Pacific entrance. I 441.t.4 ... .... 411 .44
Balboa terminals.. 1 i .. .. l ill
Total ........ .. 57- 572,75
Total wet and dry
excavation ........ i3 -4 5 3ij 2'

Dry excavation .... I 56---25 ..... i I 15 652
Wet excavation ... ... I "*i'.:8 ... .. 1.006 77.
Total .............. 443 35' .... ?.443 Y.3
Mean rainfall along Canal (ten stationa. 11.9 inches.
By "Work" excavauon is mean excavation actually

made for one of thi can tuent parts of the Canal,
saun s a prism. di eizsons. or locks. etc.. that is. it
repre.enLt maiern:, Ltak, n from th* area to be occupied
by the Canal and cuonst i tut excavation useful for the
comnpl-ted Canal
By "Plant" exca3aLon i; meant excavation outside
of any r f the con.-snuent p3rts of the Canal such as
rlEmn. di'erslonm or lock. elf It raclddes material
ne.e-eijry to be stc-iL\-Vt lol construction t.urposes
only and is cisirgetble against the paiitcular plant
'ti'm for 'hich ;tisperiormied such as prism. diversions,
locks. etc

MATERIAL Atlantic. Pacific. Total.

Cu. Vads. C Yds. Cu. Yds.
Concrete laid in locks 6 B'i l.s.i1l 56 656
Concrete laid in dana;
and -r.illwa% s . I . I ;.3
Fill J.l.,cd n d. msi ... n4 bit 5"t.2l 2 1. 3

Culebra Clubhouse to be Dismantled.
The Culebra clubh.i, ,s- uill be demolished,
becau-e of the deci-ion to remove the ground
upun which it stand', in order to lighten the
weight upon the we-st bank of the Canal at
this poinr. All Y. M. C. A. as tisities will be
discontinuedl, but arrangements are being
made to use the upper floor of the school-
house for white children at Culebra for moving
picture shows, and other entertainments. The
prese-nt equipment %-ill he stored at the Lirio
planing mill.

Automobiles In the Canal Zone.
On September 1, 1912, there were 65 auto-
mobile. liccn.,-d to travci in the Canal Zone.
Of the.se. 14 are the property of residents of the
Canal Zone, and the remainder of citizens of
the Republic sOf Panama. With one exception,
all are passenger vehicle-s, the exception being
a motor wagon in use at Mount Hope and
Cristobal The first Canal Zone automobile
license wat issucld on December 3, 1910. Six
licen-ses cre i.ss-ued in 1910; 28 during 1911,
and 48 to date in 1912, making a total of 82
licenses granted. seventeen of which have
lapsed. The number of motor cycle, licensed
on September 1. 1912, %as 31, of which 28 are
the property% of residents in the Canal Zone.
-_ _o_

Heater Capacity of Gatun Lake.
The surface of Gatun Lake was 39.06 leet
above seale\el at 5 p. m., onSeptember 2,and
calculations based on contour surveys indi-
cate that the amount of water in the lake was
then 34.29 billion cubic feet At 5 p. m.. on
September 9, the surface oi the lake %,3a 42
lcet abLie sealevel, and the quantity of water
had increased by 5.i4 billion cubic leLt, or to
40.03 billion cubic fret. which 1i 299,424.400.-
000 gallons. The naxmnium ,:apacitt ol
the Rio Grande rrtiernoir, when the iur-
aIce uf its water is even with the dam, at
elevation plus 238 feet, is to55.6S.000 cubic
feet. less than one--.esenth of the average
daily flow into Gatun Lake. The Rio Grande
has approximately twice the capacity of the
Camacho. and six and a half times the capacity


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of the Catibali reservoir. If one of the cham-
bers in any of the Canal lock- was filled with
water to the depth of 50 feet, it 1 would contain
approximately 5,500,000 cubic feet, which is
about one-one hundred and fiftieth part of the
average daily increase in the amount of water
in Gatun Lake during the week ending Sep-
tember 9. When the surface of the lake is 50
feet above sealevel,the lake will contain 58 65
billion cubic feet of water; when the surface
isat elevation plus 87, the proposed maximum
level during the operation of the Canal, the
quantity of water in the lake will be about
192.25 billion cubic feet.

Gatun Dam Spilmway.
The concrete work in the Spi!lway ofGatun
Dam is over 91 per cent completed. 205,298
cubic yards, outof a total of 225.000. having
been placed at theclose of work on September
7. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE. lConcrete Hours No.
Laid worked. Mixersa.
Cs. Yds.
September 2 Hohia.) ..... ..
September 3. 70 5.00 1
September 4.......... 113 6 00 2
September 5........... 66 4 45 1
September 6 .... 56 4.30 1
September 7 .... 13 .30 1
Tots] 318 20 45 i I 2
Pieviously reported 20.980
Grand total 20.298 j

Colon Breakwater.
On September 1, the trestle on the Colon
breakwater had been extended a distance of
11.267 feet from the mainland, leaving about
235 feet to complete its entire length. A
double track trestle extends from shore for a
distance of 10,895 feet, and from that point
there will be a single track trestle to the outer
end of the breakwater. At the end of
August, 819,930 cubic yards of rock. excavated
from the Toro Point quarry had been dumped
from the trestle; 1,200,000 cubic yards of
rock, excavated from the Canal prism by
dredges, had been dumped from scows on
and near the breakwater, and 83,143 cubic
yards of armor rock from the Porto Bello
quarry had been placed. The quarry at
Toro Point was shut down in June, and the
only material now placed in the breakwater,
with the exception of the armor rock from
Porto Bello, is that excavated from the Canal
prism at Mindi, and dumped on the site from
barges. The embankment is built up with
this material to within 15 feet of the water
surface, and the piles for the trestle are then
driven through this fill. The embankment
is then gradually built up to five feet above
sealevel hb dumping Porto Bello rock of less
than eight tons weight. This class of rock
is transported by barges to thedockatToro
Point. and there transferred to Lidgerwood
cars by locomotive crane. It is then carried
out on the breakwater and dumped. All
rock, in pieces ranging from eight to 20 tons
in weight, is brought directly to the break-
water and placed by derrick barge. The
latter is unable to handle the smaller sized
rock to ad antage. and the above method is,
therefore, employed.
The equipment at Porto Bello for excava-

ring and handling the armor rock has rcecntlh
been augmented, and it is expected that the
present shipment of two barge loads daily w ill
shortly be increased to three, and possibly to
four. Three Model 91 Marion teramshovels.
one 70-ton Bucyrus ;hovel. 32 Lidgernood
cars, six locomotives, and four locomotive
cranes are now engaged in this service. The
narrow-gage equipment. lormerlh in use at
Porto Bello in connection with the crushed
rock service, consisting of 70 cars and 10

locomotives, is being shipped to Mount Hope.
An air compressor, and other miscellaneous
equipment. has also been transferred. The
shipping bins for crushed rock have been
dismantled, with the exception of one end,
%shich supports the coal bin. and the space
has been utilized for a dock for big rock.
Lack of piling has retarded the extension
of the breakwater trestle for several months,
but it is probable that the outer end will
be reached before the first of the year.


Over 92 per cent of the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on September 7 being 3,973,310 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately 4,302.563. A total
of 11.594 cubic yards of concrete was laid in the locks during the week ending September 7.
About 95 percent of the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at theclo-e of work on September 7 being 1.896,576cubic yards. out ofa
total of 2,000,000. A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each working
day of the week ending Septemb-r 7, and of the total follows; and a similar statement for
the work in the Spillway at Gatun Dam i, published elsewhere in this is-ue:

DATE. 2-cubic yird mixers. 2-cubic yard mixers e Total.
Concrete Hours No oi ConcrtLe Hours No of
placed, worked mier,I pisced I worked. mixersl

Cu. J'ds L.1 Id..
September 2 Hohlday) .
September 3 24o 4 6 3 .
September 4 116 I 1 .
SEtlember 5 338 3 3- 3 .
Iptemter 6 . 232 3 i2 2 .
Septemnoer 7 .86 1 26 1 .2
-- -- --f--
Total .. .. 918 1i i ? 2
Previously reported
Grand total _

Cu. Yds. Ca. fis.
. ... 246
.. 238
i .. . 232
S . .. 86

... 1.895.658

Concrete work in the lock at Pedro Miguel is over 98 per cent completed, 876,856 cubic
yards, out of a total of 889,S27, bucket measurement, having been placed-at the close of
work on September 7. The record for each of the working days of lat week, follows.

DATE. .2-cubic yard mixers. I J-cubic yard mixers Large Total.
Concrete Hours No. of Conoete Hours No of
placed. worked mi zers placed, worked, mixers
C. Y4i. Ca I ,s Cu. ds. Cu. Yds.
September 2 I.Holda .....
September 3 131 M CO 4 .. 1I
September 4 6 o00 89
SenpterrOe.r 5 5 'I 13 25 2 ... 54
September 7 46 9 00 I 1 ..... 46
Se.,emnex 7 8____ _______00 35
Total . 345 70 25. 2 2 .-.-... 345
Pie iou.ly reported I . 4.493 I 876.511
Grand total 4.493 876.856

About 85 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in
place September 7. the total amount on that date being 1,199,878 cubic yards, bucket measure-
ment, out of a total of approximately 1,412.736. The record for each working day last
week, follows:

Z-cubic yard mixers 2-cubic yard mixers. 1-cubic yard mixers. Total.
DATE. ___...... .. Total.

Concrete Hours INo. of Concrete Hours No. of Concrete Hours No Large
placed. worked I mxers played worked. muxers, placed worked mixer stone.
C.. I I.Bs Ld id- Ut.. i C I ds Co. Yds.
Sept. I .. (Holiday)
Sel.t. 50 3 806 11 50 2 ?24 30 -0 4 ... 1.946
Sept. 4 98! 32 008 ; t10 14 00 2 I 163 20 00 3 ...... 2,145
Sept 5 46- 20 25 5 1.20 00 2 2Q8 35 00 4 .... 2.012
Sept 6 932 24 OS 1 ; 1150 16 14 2 194 2: 00 3 .... 2.276
Sept 7. 51i 23 00 4 1.230 2. 0A 2 ?C4 26 00 3 ... 1.952
Total 3.812 129 91 6 5.456 81 92 2 1.083 138 50 3 4 .. 10.331
Pre ouly ,1 I 9S4
reported.. .. . . 3.693 1.189.547
G rand . . . . . . . . . .. . .6 1.1 .87
total ........... T. I .. ... 3.693 1.199.1178


September 11, 1912.



Work of Central Divislon Machines During the
Month of August.
During the month of Augu-t. the total
amount of material excavated in the Central
Division was 1,094,132 cubic .ards, of which
197,597 cubic yards were classified as earth,
and 896,535 cubic yards as rock.
The entire total of 1,094,132 cubic yards
was removed by steamshouels.
The high record for the month was made b,.
shovel No. 217, working 27 day; in the Cule-
bra district, which excavated 49,157 cubic
yards of rock.
The second best record for the month was
made by shovel No. 212, working 27 da)s in
the Culebra district, which excavated 44,713
cubic yards of rock.
The best record for a shovel of the 70-ton
class was made by shovel No. 109. \torkirg 27
days in the Culebra district, which excavated
41,793 cubic yards of earth.
Shovel No. 229, working in theCulebra dis-
trict, made a high re-cord for one day by ex-
cavating 3,021 cubic, ads ul reckon August 1.
Except where noted, monthly\ reports are
computed by place measurement, while the
daily reports are based on cai measurement.
The best records for the month, and for one
day, are shown in the following table:
Clesic VA~sic..
No. No of
Earth. Rock. Total. days at
217..... . ..... . 49.157 49.15; 2.7
212......... ....... 44.713 44 i.71. 24t
109..... .... 41.700 ..... 11.; 26i
101......... .08 33 08 27
211 :........ .......... 31 448 31.1488 241
216........... ........ 30.312 0.312 25

231....... ... ...... 33.37-1 I 3.374 26
L" Charncter of Cubic
LOcrATION. Date. material yards.
a etcavatied.
232 Emrn re... ug. 14 Rocl.. .... ...... 308
124 Empire.. AuAg. 3) Earth ........ 2 223
210 Emrirc...... Aug. 12 Rock.... .... .. 2002
229 Culebra ..... Aug. 1; Ro. k.... ...... 3.021
212 Culebra.... Aug i Rock .......... 2.042
25t1 Culebra.. Aug. 30 Rock .... 2. .649
207 Cule.bra... Au 21 Rock...... ..... .622
231 Pedro Migucl Aug 20 Rock .23 .7. .L37

Civil Service Examlnationa.
Examinations for the following framed posi-
tions are scheduled to be held at Culebra,
probably on October 20: Agricultural inspect-
or. Philippine Service; assistant observer, non-
apportioned Departmental Service; cadet en-
gineer, cadet officer, Lighthouse Service; me-
chanical draftsman, topographic draftsman,
Isthmian Canal Service;engineer, Indian Serv-
ice (optionals-steam engineering, electrical
engineering, heating, refrigeration, gas and
gasoline engines, hydraulics;) farmer, Indian
Service; fish culturist, nonapportioned De-
partmental Service; junior engineer (civil,)
junior engineer imechanicalor electrical En-
gineerdepartment at large; pharmacist, Public
Health and Marine Hospital Service; printer,
Government Printing Office; scientific assist-
ant, Department of Agriculture, nonappor-
tioned Departmental Service; trained nurse,
Indian and Isthmian Canal Services; wire-
man, nonapporrioned Departmental Service.
Women will be admitted to the examina-

tions for scientific assistant and trained nurse
mentioned above.
Applications for the above named examina-
tion- will not be received in this office after
September 26. This date will be changed if
necessary. In requesting information the
kind of examination desired should be -peci-
ficall) mentioned. A limited supply of a
special announcement on the scientific assist-
ant examination has been received.
All instructions found in application forms
and in the Manual of Examinations concern-
ing an examination desired should be care-
fully read and understood before filing appli-
tion. In an5,tering question 4 in applica-
tion, residence must be shown in a State,
and country therein, of the United States, up
to the time -of making application. The date
of examination should be omitted in applica-
tion forms.
Culebra. C. Z., August 31. 1912.
-0*- --- -
Mr. H. H. Rousseau, accompanied by his
family, and Mrs. George R Goethals, sailed
for New \ ork on the Panama, on Tuesday,
September 3, on his annual leave.
Lieut.-Col. C. A Devol sailed on the Alih-
anca on September 8, on his annual leave.
The Hon. H. Ptrcival Dodge, the American
minister, accompanied by Mrs. Dodge, sailed
for New York on the United Fruit Company's
steamer Zacapa, en Thursday, September 5,
on his annual leave.
Mr. Frank Feuille sailed on September 5 on
the A.'tenus, to New Orleans, to spend his
annual leave in the United States.
Col. Tom Mi. Cooke sailed for the United
States on the Panama on Tuesday, September
3, on 84 days' leave of absence, 42 days of
which are without pay.
Mr. J. A. Smith and Mr. Frank A. Gause
were among the passengers on the Allianca,
who returned from leave on Monday, Sep-
tember 2.
Mr. James C. Courts, clerk of the House
Committee on Appropriations is a passenger
on the Crirsotal scheduled to arrive at Cris-
tobal on Thursday, September 12.

1. B. of S. S. and D. M.
Local No. 19, 1. B. of S. S.and D. MN., will
hold its regular meeting on Sunday, Septem-
ber 15, at the Empire lodge hall, at 12.15
p. m. All members are requested to attend.

Ancon Crusher.
The following is a statement of rock crushed
at Ancon quarry during the week ending
S.-ptember 7:


September 2 tHolidas I .
beptember 3
Splember 4
September 5
September 7
Tc.tal.. ... ....
-- C--. ,-

Hours Cubic
worked Vards.

r; 50 2,403
7 25 2,589
8 05 2.627
8 05 2.801
S53 2 ;13
38 20 13,1 3

Building Notes.
Additional quarters are to be provided at
Corozal by the removal of two Type 14-two-
family houses from Culebra for the use of
gold married employes, and the conversion
of two laborers barracks, in the rear of the
Corozal hotel, into quarters for American
bachelor employes. Each of these barracks

will contain eight rooms, four on each ride of
a hallway that will extend through the center
of each building. In addition, there will be a
Type 18 house near the hotel, which is to be
brought from Bas O)bispo. This building
will provide a total ol 24 room, for gold
bachelor emplo es.
Plans have betn mad flor the erection of
an offiLc building. 14 by 30 feti in size, ntar
the Spillna', -ite at Gatun, for the usV of the
super\i -rs of erection ol the lock gates. It
will contain two principal rooms, one for a
general, and the uthetr, fur a private office.

Labor Trains to East Balboa.
An extension of labor train service between
Balboa and East Balboa has been put into
effect to accommodate employes in the former
village, which is now without a hotel, and the
crews of dredge-s which change shifts at 6 a.
m.. and 6 p. m. During the lunch hours, a
train of two cars operates between the repair
shop at Balboa and the foot of Ancon crusher,
which is within a few hundred yards of the
East Balboa hotel. The Panama-Balboa
labor train schedule has been amended, as
follows- The trains which lease Panama at
5 25 a. m., and 5.35 p. m., run direct to the
East Balboa commissary store, then return to
Big Tree, and arrive at Balboa 20 minutes
after leaving Panama; and the trains which
leave Balboa at 6 a. m., and 6.10 p. m follow
the same route in reverse. With the exception
of these four trains the Panama-Balboa
schedule remains the same.

Pacific Division Sand Service.
A report of 'and cats loaded and shipped
from Balboa during the month of August,

DesiINATION. Number Cubic
I ars. Yards.
Pacific Division......... .. .... 2.493 44.924
Atlanutc Diviion.. .. ..... 5 121
Central Division ........ ....... 24 360
Mechanical Divr-uion .. 4 68
Quartermaster'sa Department .. 4 100
Civil Administration 1 25
Fortifications. .. .... . . . '10 2.823
First DOv sion 28 428
Lighthouse Division... . I 23
Panama RaLLIoad Company.. 2 50
Concrete dock P. R R. 3 61
Balboa terminal .... 3 45
Total ............ .. 2.66i69 49.028
*ln addition, one barge loid %aa shipped.

Central Division Unloaders for Augusr.
The following statement shows the num-
ber of trains and Lidgerwood cars unloaded
by the Central Division during the month of

LOCaTON. No. of No of I No. of
unloaders. trains. cars
Balboa........ ... 4 1,331 26.620
Miraflorea*... ....... J 592 11.&40
Gamboa....... .. 3 5o0 12.130
Total..... ...... 10 2.503 50.590
*Two unloaders. working from Augu t I to 20. un-
loaded 357 tr.irn. consiatinrg ol 7.1411 tdrs" thr-e un.
loaders. working Itorm ucgu: 21 to 3i1. unloaded .35
trains. conotling cif 4.700 cars. making a gran.-i toal
of 592 trains. consiting ol 11.84U tcar

Miassing Man.
Information is desired as to the where-
abouts of Mr. Frank H. \\'eakley, formerly of
Nashville, Tenn. He was known to be at
Las Vegas, Nevada, in February, 1910, but
no trace of him has been discovered since. Any
person having knowledge of him is requested
to send it to THE CANAL RECORD.


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Review of Concrete Construction at CGarun, Pedro
Miguel, and Mirallores.
Placement of concrete for the Gatun Locks
was begun on August 24, 1909, and on August
24, 1912. 91.95 per cent of the 2,055,000 cubic
yards required in their construction had been
laid. The amount in place at the close of that
day was 1,889,673 cubic yards, leaving to be
placed approximately 165,000 cubic yards.
An average of 1,075 cubic yards per work-
ing day was laid during the year ending
August 24, 1912. During the )ear ending
August 24, 1911, the daily average was 2,911
cubic yards. The decrease is due to the com-
pletion of the heavy masonry.
Concrete for the upper and intermediate
locks, exclusive of the south approach wall,
was practically completed by September 1,
1911, and about 38.62 per cent of the con-
crete for the lower level was in place at that
time. During the past year, the mass work for
the lower level, exclusive of the north ap-
proach walls, has been completed, leaving
about 153,000 cubic yards of concrete yet
to be placed. At the upper end of the Locks,
piers and arches for the wing walls were com-
pleted, and the cellular approach wall. for
which the first concrete was laid on Septem-
ber 30, 1911, is within three per cent of com-
As the heavy masonry was brought to.
completion, mixer production was decreased.
Early in September. 1911, the construction
plant, with eight two-cubic yard mixers, began
to reduce production by using fewer of the
cubes continuously, though the number in use
on any day was affected by immediate con-
ditions. From August 24 to December 31,
1911, the average number of mixers used was
5.3: from January I to June 1, 1912, the aver-
age was 3.43. From May 9 to August 2. only
two mixers were in use. Since August 2, work
on the upper approach wall, which had been
suspended for three months to allow the
part of the wall already erected to settle,
has been hastened, and two and three mixers
have been in daily use. The average number
for the year, August 24, 1911 to August 24,
1912. was 4.05.
The auxiliary mixing plant, equipped with
two two-cubic yard mixers, used both of them
continuously until February 6, 1912, from
which date to the time the plant was closed
down, on March 11, 1912, it had a daily
average of 1.21 mixers, not counting five days
on which the plant was closed. Note of the
closing and removal of this plant, with a re-
sum- of its operations, was made in THE
CANAL RrcoRD of March 27, 1912.
The placement of concrete from month to
month, since the beginning of the work is
shown in the following table:

February ..
April ..... .
May.. . ...
June . ....
July ... ....
August .
September.. ..
November.. .



1910 1911
54.136 72.919
55.696 72,103
60.998 86.884
63.227 67.361
74,213 67.844
89.401 55,305
84.001 71 .046
85.686 66.928
76.720 57.298
86.949 53.636
75.152 4-.907
80.212 43.590
886.451 1758.821


128 329

sand from Nombre de Dios was discontinued
on November 17, 1911. On December 29,
1911, shipments of Cham6 sand began from
the Pacific Division, and were continued dur-
ing January, February and March. a total of
20.315 cubic yards being received. Arrange-
ments were then made for securing sand from
one of the dredges filling into the Dam from
the old bed of the Chaeres River. north of the
north toe of the Dam, and since May 15, 1912,
40.025 cubic yards have been received from
this source, 1,265 yards in cars, and 38,760
yards in barges, which were unloaded by the
The rock crushing plant at Porto Bello was
closed on April 30, 1912.
The steel back, side, and culvert forms were
sold through bids opened on May 8, 1912.
Two of the three duplex cableways, which
had been engaged in placing concrete in the
lower level, were devoted, early in 1912. to
the placing of backfill and of dry fill in the
center wall, and only one of the four sets is
now in use for placing concrete.
The wall filling and backfilling for the locks

Loc nrON.

NortheaSt ,win r. 1l
North center guilt all
Northwe-L waig wall
Forebay -Ea wan s
Forebsy- Center B-lil ...
Forebiy-Weit waUl ......
Forebay-Floos .
Lock proper-East %al
Lock proper-Center all .. .
Lock proper-Werit wal ... .
Lock propex-Floors ..
SouLh-eiS w ina . . .
South center guide wall ..
SouLhwest wing wall . .....
Norlheast core all . .. .
Northwest core wal.] .. ..... .
Around duct. area "A'.
Around Oucts area C". .
Totals. .. .... . .

proper is nearly completed. In April. 1912.
dumping was begun toextend the east back-
fill of the upper lock to the nearby hill, to
form a dam with its tops at 92 feet above sea-
level. The east dam is within two per cent
of completion.
The principal concrete work yet to be done
for the Locks will be on the lower wing and
approach walls. No concrete has been placed
there, the sites being under water, while
dipper and pipe-line suction dredges are exca-
vating for rock foundation.
The approximate distribution of the con-
crete remaining to be placed is, as follows:
Cu. Yds.
Paving .... ... 10.000
Valves .. . .. .. . .. 2. 2 000
North approach walis 153.000
Total ... 15.000
The third year of lock building at Pedro
Miguel ended on September 1, and the period
closed with concrete construction well ad-
vanced. On that date, out of the total amount
to be laid,901,718 cubic ..ards,there remained,
based upon the estimate of November 1, 1911,
a total of 35,335 cubic yards, 25,214 cubic
yards of which are plain concrete, and the re-
mainder, 10,121 cubic yards, reinforced con-
crete. The remaining work is confined to the
northeast and northwest wing walls, the north-
east core wall, the south center guide wall,
and some detail work in connection with the
finishing of the lock. The two features of
Pedro Miguel lock completed, so far as con-
crete placement is concerned, are the floors,
and the southwest wing wall. It is expected

that the greater part of the concrete remain-
ing will be in place by January 1, 1913.
The total concrete placed during the first
year of operations in this lock, namely,
from September I, 1909 to September 1,
1910, was 257,308 cubic yards, place measure-
ment, or an average of over 843 cubic yards
each working day; the amount placed during
the ensuing year was 446.101 cubic .ards,
place measurement, or an average of over
1,462 cubic yards each working day, and the
amount placed in the third year ending Sep-
tember 1, 1912. was 162.974 cubic yards,
place measurement, or over 532 cubic yards
for each working day. As will be noted, the
year of greatest work at this lock was that of
1910-1911. when the permanent handling plant
was in complete operation, and the concrete
placed was largely massive in character.
The amount of concrete laid up to Sep-
tember 1, 1912, and the amount remaining
to be laid as- of that date, divided into plain
and reinforced concrete, in the various parts of
the lock, based upon the estimate of Novem-
ber 1, 1911, is shown in the following table:
Lsio up to date. Remaining to be laid.
Plain. I Reiniorced. Plain. [ Reinforced.

. 33.15
44 662 329
60.5,9 2,001
54 133 1 62
172.350 3.446
195 52' 5.110
130.095 4.170
6 4 .7 4.844

6 415


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35.414 121 1 155 9.268
3 4.730 Completed. Completed.
S 1.625
897 33
. . ... .
89 .
80?.52b 58.55? 25,214 10.121
866.383 35.335
The estimate of November 1, 1911 had
been exceeded on September 1, 1912, in
various features of lock construction, in the
following amounts: Floors, 415 cubic yards
of plain concrete; east wall. 573 cubic yards
of reinforced concrete: center wall, 20 cubic
yards of reinforced concrete; west wall, 236
cubic yards of reinforced concrete: southeast
wing wall, 914 cubic yards of reinforced
concrete: around ducts in area "A." 69 cubic
ards, and around ducts in area "C" 56 cubic
yards, all reinforced concrete.
The concrete work at Miraflores Locks was
begun in February, 1910, but for the first
seven months the amount placed was small.
The output was from portable mixers, oper-
ated under difficulties, or by hand, and was
used principally in the construction of the
floors and floorculverts. Assoonas the berm
and chamber cranes at Pedro Miguel could
be spared, and upon their transfer to Mira-
flores, the work went forward more rapidly.
The installation of the Miraflores permanent
mixing and handling plant was completed
in October, 1911. but operations with a part
of the plant had been in progress for some
months previous. From the beginning of the
work in February, 1910. up to September 1
of that year. there had been laid in the locks
a total of 11,898 cubic yards, place measure-
ment. During the period, September 1, 1910
to September 1, 1911, there was a decided in-
crease in placement, the total aggregating
353,074 cubic yards, place measurement, or
an average of 1,157 cubic yards each working

*August I to 24. inclusive.
In accord with the approach to com-
pletion of the concrete work, the hauling of


Vol. VI., No. 3.

month. The greater part of the massive con-
crete in these lucks is now in place, and the
output from this time on will show a reduction.
The amount of concrete laid to September
1, 1912. and the amount remaining to be laid
as of that date, divided into plain and rein-
forced concrete, in the various parts of the
locks, ba-cd upon the estimate of November
1. 1911, is shown in the fullouing table:

L30 up to ,te I emaininc to be ut-I

Noitn i ener g2I0L l ?o 3411 16.bo8
N r.thei ing l . 2'1 3.2 4
Forebayv-Fit .-ill I 10 101 101 995 1.015
Foieba _-Cnter %tall 1 .4-S 2416 ;.r ;54
Fortba3y--Vet all t 43.49o9 401 71I
Foreba- Floors ... 01 )!s
Lock proper -Ea.t nall 293 491 2.550 10 I 3.1160
Lock proper-Centr r.11 all 2.4"7 1.; 14 45.40; 4.520
Lock proprj--'.'re:' all 241.163 2.023 354.63 3.63;'
Lock prop.:r-Fluors .. 2 1J- 6,513
Southea.-t Ing wall 3 ..'I 4 435
South ceptei gjide ill 4 60 . ;r 059
Southwest Ting .a1 1 61.9.
Northeast *.ore wall .
Nonrthne. core .11 .. 150 .
Around du.- mi operai-un tunng.l .- 22A.
A ro uno O lic : in Or.-t-a IrnI Lun l', B "
Arounfl ductd imn operation unn-l 134
TotiL 1i.13.4; 34.;6 20' .5s I i.29
I I S..3 245 8, 4
The estimate of Nnoember I, 1911 had been exceeded on September 1. 1912, in various
features of lock construction, in the following amounts: West wall, 304 cubic yards of plain
concrete; around ducts in operating tunnel "A," 93 cubic yards of reinforced concrete: around
ducts in operating tunnel "C," 50 cubic yards of reinforced concrete.

Church Work.
A special meeting of the Woman's Altar
Guild of Christ Church, Colon, was held at
the home of the president on Friday afternoon,
September 6. The report from the recent
entertainment, given by the guild in the Com-
mission clubhouse, showed that the sum of $50
was added to the altar fund. The fund has
now reached nearly $250, and plans for the
new altar are being made.
The various corps of the Salvation Army
in the Canal Zone held memorial services and
street parades on Sunday, September 1, in
honor of the late commander, General Booth,
who died in London last month. Changes are
pending in the administration of the local
work. The territorial commander, Col. Sydney
Maidment, will leave for Canada to assume
the post of secretary to Commissioner Rees,
and Col. Charles Rothewell of London will
take the post of territorial commander, with
headquarters at Kingston, Jamaica.

Red Cross Finances.
The financial statement of the Canal Zone
chapter, American National Red Cross, for
the month of August, 1912 is, as follows:
July 31. On hand.... ....... $2,058.36
August 14. Expenses incurred by
chairman. Cristobal
secction ............ $2,00
August 23. Re-lin of Canadian
stranded at Colon. 25.00
August 25. Relief of destitute pa-
tient at Ancon Hos-
pital .......... .... 25.00
Total disbursement......... 52.00
August 31. Balance on hand..... $2,006.36
JOHNApprovedJ L. PmtLuIPS, Treasurer.
C. A. DEVOL. Chairman.

National Revolver and Pistol Championship
The Culebra Pistol Club will hold an open
championship match for the Canal Zone and
the United States at the range in Culebra on
September 28 to October 6, 1912, both dates

inclusive. The range will be open all day on
September 29 and October 6. and from 12 to 2,
and 5 to 7 o'clock each afternoon of Septem-
ber 28 and 30, and October 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5,
provided contestants make arrangements be-
The match will be shot under the rules ol
the United States Revolver Association, and
will be held synchronously with matches at
different ranges inthe United States. There
will be five events, all at 50 yards, on the
standard American target with 8-inch bulls-
eye, as follows:
Match A, revolver championshi --Fifty
shots, any revolver, with anm ammunition.
Match B, pistol championship- Fitt shuts,
any pistol, with any ammunition.
Match C, military championahip-Seventy
five shots, military revolver or magazine pis-
tol, with full charge service ammunition.
Match D, military record match-TTwenty-
five shots, military revolver, mith servicee
Match F, pocket revolver championship
match-Twenty-five shots, pocket revolver
with service ammunition.
The entry fee for matches A, B and C will
be $3 each for members of the U. S. R. A., and
$5 for all nonmembers; no reentries allowed;
match D $1, reentries permitted; match F.
$2, no reentries allowed.
Entrants should communicate with L. D.
Cornish, Culebra, Canal Zone.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals %ill be
awarded as first, second, and third prizes.

Opening of the Canal Zone Schools.
The public schools of the Canal Zone %ill
open Tuesday, October 1, at 9 a. m.
All children of the Canal Zone, whether of
employes or nonemployes, and all children
of nonresident employes of the I:thmian
Canal Commission, are entitled to free school
privilevc. No child will be admitted, how-
ever, who will not be six years old on or before
February 1, 1913.
White schools will be opened at Ancon,

day. The year of greatest %%ork at these locks
was that of September 1, 1911 to September
1, 1912, when 803.203 cubic lards, place
measurement. %tere mixed and laid. The great-
est concrete output at anw, o) the lockuf the
Canal in anyone month v.asthat oi April, 1912,
at Nliratiorcs, %hen 97,735 cubic yards plaec
measurement, mere handled. in average of
3,759 cubic yards each working day of the


Pedro Miguel, Paraiso, Culebra, Empire,
Las Cascadas, Bas Obispo. Gorgona, Gatun,
Cristobal. and Porto Bello.
Colored schools will be opened at Ancon,
MNiraflores, Pedro M iguel, Paraiso, Cucaracha,
Culebra, Empire, Mandingo, Cruces, Mata-
chin, Gorgona. Gatun, Mount Hope, Cris-
tobal, and Nlajagual.
High schools will be conducted, as follows:
A branch high school at Gatun for first and
second year pupils, residing at Cristobal and
A branch high school at Empire for first
and second year pupils, residing at Gorgona
and Culebra. and intermediate points.
The consolidated high school at Ancon for
first and second year pupils, residing south of
Culebra. and for all third and fourth year
pupils in the Zone.
Pupils attending the high schools at Gatun
and Empire will report at 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning. October 1; those attending the con-
solidated high school at Ancon will report at
1.15 p. m., on that date.
Requests should be made to this office im-
mediately for railroad transportation for all
white children living in communities where
schools of appropriate grades, or brake service,
are not provided.
Approved Superintendent of Schools.
Head of Department of Civil Ad-
Ancon, C Z.. September 7, 1912.

Services on Day of Atonement.
Divine services will be conducted on Fri-
day, September 20. which, in the Jewish
calendar, is the beginning of "Yom Kipur,"
or the Day of Atonement, at 6.30 p. m., and
on Saturday, September 21, at 8.30 p. m.,
in the room on the upper floor of the Panama
Government's school for girls, corner of
Second and Bolivar streets, and Bottle alley.
All Israelites in Colon. and in the Canal Zone,
are invited to attend.
L. S. SIMONS, Honorable Secretary.

Band Concert.
A concecrt %ill be given by the I'thmian Canal Com-
m,.;tion Band at Empire C .Z Sunday. September 15,.
912. at 2.-!5 p. rm The prog ar, olIlows:
1. r.1 arch-T tse HIoc..f the irammhs.. Lampe
Reeci.iull, dedicated to Col. Geo. %V. Goethals.)
2. _sclcturin--.lainm" ierfy By request Hoschna
3 .alta-l'r- Joi.., .Waldieufel
4. Overture Selected
5. Popular number Selected
6. Broaidw'a Re ev .. ..... ... Lampe
7. Selc.ttorn-Fk.'aador tkB request)...... StuarL
8 Nlecley of ropul r songs .. \Villiams
9. Grand la.nt.zie- Home. .ucrt Home. the
io'arld Around ... ... .. .Lampe
OL %ER KIMBALL. .4AiiIL. ifuua Diretoear.
The next concert tldl be given at Paraiso. C. Z., on
September 22.

Misdirected Letters.
ANCON. C. 2., September 11. 1912.
The folloAimg insufficiently addressed letters. origi-
a.3ting in the LiUnited Sttes and its poscesaions, have
been receded in the office of the Director of Posts. and
may be secured on request of the addressees:
Beeler, W m. Donald Mieginniss. Charles D.
Brtggs. Thornton Nealsey. William
Brmikerhoff. G. L. i3j Pails. Ivan
Eoe John %V. Smith. Robert
Cooper. W illie Solomon, Jos.
Cushing. Thomas Sommers. F. C. Ipkg.)
Doolei. Alex Stephens. Edmund W.
Hanson. lr- Ben Straker. Mrs. Clara
Heide. NMrs. Wdired S Taylor, Richard G.
Higley. Homer Trent. Burton WV. (2)
Horan. Thomas Turner. Win. M
Low. F. E. Wood. M. A.

September 11, 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
John Mercer. former barber at the Hotel EFsex.
Boston. has been enraged at the local clubhouse. His
hours area follows' 9 to II a. m.. 17 to 2 and 5.30 to
10 p. m.
Mr. W. T. Compton has been ap-oointed acting secre-
tary at the Culebra clubhouse.
The Culebra che's club went to Panama on Saturda3
night, and defeated the German club by a s :ore of 10
to 4. as follows
German Club. Culebra Club.
Wnon. Lost. ITon. Lost.
Newman I 1 Wilson.. 1 I
Haack 2 Shutes 4
Guarenoa. 2
Dr. Raguali I I Dubmni I I
Taylor . 2 Nliner. 2
Haack.. 1 I Beaman I I
Bravo.... I 1 Vogel I I

Total 4 10 10 4
The high scores in bowling for the week were. a? fol-
lows- Bigpiis--Cushing.20.3; Hobbs, 207, Cornthaiite.
203; Coppin. 201. u'iktprn-Lowande. 113; Sil.er.
111. 112.
On Thursday. September 5. the "All-Star" basketball
team played the "English" team. the ormerr winning
by a score of 27 to 23. The second game will be played
on Wednesday. September 11.
On Saturday, September 7. the Culebra and Cristobal
bowling teams played the Empire teams on the local
alleys, with the following results:
First Series.
Culebia .. ...... 710 857 854
Empire .. 5 789 ;48
Second Sersei.
Cnstobal .. .. .01 789 8;.
Empire .. ...... 860 772 .30o
A prize for the highest core rolled in any one game
will be given this month.
The second "'Open house' held at the clubhouse' on
Saturday evening, September 7. was well attended.
The results of the pool match eare Cheeks. 100baills.
Miller. 35 balls. Mr. Cheeks will receive a pool cue
as a prize for the game. The billiard match (playing off
the red ball resulted: Eggleston and Dewey. 100 balls:
Townaley and Wurster. 92 balls. In the chcker
match. F. L. Bernaee played the Iollowing men simul-
taneously: Dr Dunn. J. Albright. J. McFarlan., P. T.
Woolworth. C. C. Reasoner. H. Stoll. C. T. Grier. C
Plummet. NI. Conley, Chas. Ourand. GarLrell won
three game., and Albright one. Dr Durni was cred-
ited with two draws. Stoll one and Corde. one. Mr.
Bernsee won 53 games out of the 61 played. Arthur
Howard furnished piano music during Ine evening.
Refreshmrnts were served.
A "smoker" will be held at the clubhouse on Satur-
day evening. September 14.
The gymnasium classes hate been reorganized under
the new physical director. Mr. P. T. Woolworth. The
class nights this week will be Wednesda, and Friday.
The basketball practice nights will be Tuesday and
A class in shorthand will be organized on Thursday
evening. September 12. The instructor ill be Mr.
Elmer Dale of Cristobal. a graduate of the Caton Busi-
ness College of Minneapoas. Mr. Dale has had two
years' teaching experience. The Graham-Pirtman

yatemn ill be Laught. The charges t ill be c0,*:ente re:r
The boys' department his been reorganized. and is
in charge of the new physical director. Boyr days,
will be Mondays, 1%\ednmr-dais and Saturd&i 5.
Louis DePoorter of Gatun and Harry Pe-rson of
Empire. Mill pl a 150IS hall pool game at Empire on
Saturday. September 14 and another 150-ball game at
Gatun on Saturday. September 21 The one obtaining
,the largest number oI the 300 balls will be given a gold
medal for ha ing won the laige.t number o1 games inr
the recent All-isehmian pool tournament
An effort is being made to raise the membership oI
the Gatun clubhouse to 425 by October I. The preaen
number is 416.
A three-cushioned billiard tournament wai started
on Monday. September 9. wi-h the foLIov. iog entries-
Cheeks., 'urTaer. Townsle,. Eggleston. Miller De
Pooreer. Jackson and Bellringer.
During the pate week. a ratinme bowling tourna-
ment was in progress in which several two-men itams
were entered.
Basketball practice 'or the coming season sil begin
Thursday. September 12.

Rainfall from September I to 7. 1912, Inclusive.

6> I

Piuiiili Section- In Inas.
Aincon 33 2 45
Balboa .. 2 30
9Miraflote3 2 01 ? 2 31
Pedro Miguel 41 j3 o6
Rio Grande 12 6 ;0
Central Seclton-
Culebra 54 6 I 12
*Camacho .. 51 3 92
Em ire .. 85 3 1 32
Gair.boa SI 3 1 54
*Juan Nina I 49 6 3 39
Alhaiuela 36 3 75
*El Vi'ia 50 5 s'i
'Gorpona I 00 3 2 5O
Frnioleas. 3 ?s 2 5 N0
MIonte Lino . .. I 9 3 21
Atlantic Secthon-
Gaturo . 2 45 2 4 15
"Braioi Brook 2 72 1 4 67
Colon 2 13 2 5 25
tPorto Bello I 41 2I t 15
*SLandard rain gage-readings st 5 p m.. daily.
Automatic rain gTrge at un'.arred statinni-values
midnight to midnight. tTo 5 p. m September 6.

Tide Table.
The following tible sh, i tihe time of high and low
tides at Panama for the sexk ending September 18,
(.15th meridian time:)

DATE. High Lo Hign Low High
A.M. AMN. P MI. P.N. P.M.
September 12 4 07 I0n 2 4 30 1u 42 .
September 13 4 50 11 0 5 .12 11.25
September 14 5 32 II 50 5 54 . .
September 15... .. 12 08 6 13 12 33 b 38
September 16 . 12 52 6.55 18 7 i\
September 17 1.4u 7 40 2 06 8 11
September IS 2 30 8 30 3 0? 9 10


The rainfall for the month of August was generally above normal in the Pacific and Central seculons. but de-
ficient. along the Atlantic coast. Heavy general rain occurred on the 19th and 27th.
During a heavy local shower at Gatun on the 3d 1.16 inches of rain fell in 10 minutes,. establishing a new
maximum record at this station for a IC-minute period.
The average air temperature and wind movement continued high at all stations whde the mean cloudiness.
s relative humidity. and atmospheric pressure were generally below normal, but in no case was the departure from
normal la ge.
During a wind squall at Gatun on the morning of the 7th. the wind reached a maximum velocity oaf 49 miles
an hour from the east.
There was a slight increase in rught fogginess compared with July conditions. OI the fogs observed 18 per cent
were dissipated by 6.30 a. m.. 69 per cent by 7.30 a. m and 97 per cent by 8.30 a. m.
The following table summarizes the weather conditions for the month:

S Tetemperature. Precipitation. Wind.

STATIONS. r a |1 O -

16 0a a F_ H- E7 a
o o-- - ; t b -

Colon. ... 21.846 Q0 2 89 Aug. 9 72 Aug 7 37 9.87 1501 20 6.92 W. 29 W. Aug 19
Culebra ... 29.836 1.5 92 Aug. R 69 Aug. 12 92 12.88 1058 19 4 %92 N.W. 33 N E Aug 12
Ancon..... 29.823 0.2 94 Aug.31 69 Aug. 7 90 6.33 7.53 20 5024 N.W. 24 N. Aug.1

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Increased Period for Tryout of Steamshovel
CULEBRA,C. Z., September 7, 1912.
CIRCULAR No 387-c:
The period of trout for steamshovel cranemen is
incie.ied from six to eight actual working days on ac-
count of The requirement that proficiency must be ac-
Qured on both Marion and Buc; rus shorels.
GCo. W. GCOIHALS. Chairman.

Free Transportation with Leave on Termination
of Service.
C'rLEBRA, C. Z., September 6. 1912.
Linder exti-i _n rules in employee who has leave due
him upon t'rman tiilon of service is not granted free
transporLa'ion to the United States, but only sucn re-
duced rm-e tr.aniourttaon as he may be entitled to on
account of l-_' .
An emploie whose service terminates on or after
October 1. 191 % ill receive, in lieu of any leave due, a
ca.h r,a\ ment eqd ja 10 the amount he would have been
eri t e.1 'o r ..etie had he been granted leave under the
pr'-iernt recujlationr of the Commission.
Therefore, under these altered conditions, an em-
plose whose service terminates on or after October 1,
1t12. nd .-ha receives a cash payment in lieu of leave
earned may in addition, be grint-e 'free transportation
to the Unhied ;Late., crovid.-' he ii entitled to thesame
under the prossions oi S-t-ou A of Paragraph 1,
Circular I:-F rt.-sding a- roll;a
"ia, Free tran:-portation:
To Ameri an rmrployes, irrespective of the origin
ot their appointment. who resign or are discharged
dlter tLo eitr- continuous service; to American
emipl.a:.e irie--er i e ol the orninn of their appoint-
ment whose emplo.'ment is terminated by or at
the mstinc- of the Commission after less than
to resear service ior any reason other than in-
Efici.cn:,cy or eniLonduct; to aliens appointed in
the I.Inited Stfate who resign or are discharged
waiter i 'er; continuous service; to aliens ap-
pointed in the L'nitE-.I States whose employment
ii terminated by or at the instance of the Commis-
ai.'n alter l-.: than two years' service for any rea-
son either than in m.iency or misconduct."
Gio. W. GoeiEALs.
Chairman. and Chaie Enginecr.

Ac ting Chief Quartermaster.
CULEBRA. C. Z., September 9,1912.
Effective tni date Captain R. E. Wood will act as
Chief Quartrmaster during the absence on leave of
Colonel C. A De.,-l.
Gao. W. GoETHAL., Chairman.

Acting Collector of Revenues.
ArNCON, C. Z., August 29,1912.
Sit. I hlae the honor to recommend that Mr. Arthur
McGo3n. deputy collector of revenues, be designated
LtnFig collector of re'.-mues during my absence on
leaIe. efeite Septyiember 3, 1012.
TuM NIM. COOKE, Collector of Revenues.
App.ioved August 30. 1912.
NI ii. THAT .HE.R.
Head or D0 ratment of Civil Administration.

General Foreman, Car Department, P. R.R.
COLON, R. P., September 4, 1912.
.411 CoircNera-Efiective today, IMr A. 0. Herman
is appointed general loteman, car department, Pana-
mi Radlroad tomoanr. y. iLe Mr. J Belt rsiigrned.
]. A. SmuTH.Gentral S.persntiendewu.

Stages of the Chagres.
Maximurum height of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight. Saturday. September 7. 1912 All
briehtis are in feet above me-an seaJevel

Vigia. 7 :
B0 n

Sun.. September I 172 6 03 0 45 4 38 9
MNon. September 2 113 4 98 I 47' 8 39 4
Tue.. September 3 136.0 99.8 52.4 40 I
Wed. September 4 178 0 94.9 48.3 40 6
Thur.. September 3 128 ) 94.2 47.2 41 0
Fr... SEptember 6 12' 4 03 8 47 2 41.4
Sat.. September 7 12. 0 93 3 46 4 41,6
Height of low water to
the nearest foot 125 0 91.0 44.0


Vol. VI., No. 3.


The commissaries are open during the following
Crinobal. 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., and 2 to 7 p. m.
Balboa, 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., and 2.30 to 7 p. m.
Ancon. 8 a. tm. to 1 p. m.. and 3 to 6 p. m.
All others 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.,and 3 to 7 p.m.

Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning September 11, 1912:
Mutton-Stewing per pound ................. 6
Shoulder, neck trimmed off (4 pounds
and over), per pound. 9
Entire forequarter ,not trlmmid. 10
pounds and over), per pound...... 8
Leg (8 to 10 pounds,) per pound... 17
Cutlets, per pound..... ............ 18
Short cut chops, per pound.......... 20
Lamb-Stewing, per pound ................. 6
Entire forequarter, neck trimmed off,
per pound ...................... 9
Leg (5 to 8 pounds), per pound........ 20
Chops, per pound .................... 24
Cutlets, per pound.................. 24
Veal-Stewing, per pound............. 10
Shoulder, for roasting (not under 4
pounds), per pound... ........... 121
Chops, shoulder, per pound ............ 16
Chops, per pound.................... 24
Loin for roasting, per pound........... 24
Cutlets, per pound.................... 28
Pork-Loin chops or roast, per pound......... 18
Beef-Suet, per pound.................... 2
Soup, per pound ................... ...5
Stow, per pound...................... 8
Plate, per pound .................. 9
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 14
Corned, No. 2, per pound.............. 12
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound ............................ 12
Pot roast, per pound.................. 15
Rib roast, second cut (not under 31
pounds'. per pound............... .. 16
Rib Oi'ct. first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound................... ...... 18
Suiloin roast, per pound................ 19
Rump roast, per pound................ 19
Porterhouse roast, per pound........... 20
Steak cnuck. per pound............... 121
Round per pound............... 13
Rib per pound................. 18
Sirloin. per pound............... 19
Rump. per pound................ 19
Porterhouse (not less then 1I
pounds), per pound............ 20
Tenderloin (Western), per pound.. 25
Venison (Imported).Stew, per pound .......... 6
Forequarter (not under 61
pounds), per pound..... 9
Rack (not under 51 pounds).
per pound.............. 20
Saddle (not under 71 Ibs.).
per pound.............. 20
Leg (not under 9 pounds),
per pound ..... 20
Chops. per Dound 24
Cutlets. per pound 24
Pate de Foie Gras, jar...................... 55
Livers-Beef, per pound................... 11
Calf, each... .................... 60
Half, each............ ....... 30
Steak Hamburger, pkg.................... 13
Sausage-Bologna, per pound............... 11
Frankfurter, per pound........... .. 12
Liebere urst. per pound............. 13
Devonshire Frrr. per pound........ 19
Sweetbreads-Beef, per pound................ 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen.......................... 30
one-half dozen only............... IS
Bluefish, per pound.. ...................... 12
Halibut ire.n per pound............. ...... 12
Salmon [reTh. per pound................... 22
Fluke, fresh. per pound..................... 10
Shads, itresh each.......................... 50
Roes. ahead. pair .. ......... ............... 25
Chickene-Fancy roasting, milk fed, large, each 1.40
Fancy roaming. milk fed, med., each 1.10
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 5S
pounds esi3h ....... 1.25
Faicy roasting. corn i-d. about 4J
pounds,each.................. 1.00
Fowls, each............. t60, 70,80,90 ... 1.00
Ducks. (Western, about 4J pounds.) each...... 1.25
Broiler milk fed, each ...................... 70
Broilers corn fed, each ..................... 60
Turkebs. per pound........................ 26
Squabs. each...................... .... .. 35
Capons. each...... ..... 2.10
Ducks blackhead, pair............. .... 60
PartrIdges. pair......... ................ 1.30
Grouse, per pair.. ... .......... .. 1.30
Pheasants, per pair....................... 1.30
Ham-German, Westphalia, per pound........ 36
Sugar cured, per pound................ 20
Sliced, per pound.......... 21
Half. for boiling, per pound. 22
Boiled, per pound......... 28
Hocks. per pound.......... ?8
Beef, salt, family, per pound ................. 12

Bacon- Breakfast. whole piece. per pound ... 23
sliced, per pound ........ ......24
Pork. salt. family. per pound..... .. 14
Ox tongues each . .. 1.00
Pigs' teet. per pound .... .. ... 9
Tongues, per pound.. ..... ....... 18
Butter-Creamervy special, per pound ....... 38
Sheffield Farms, extra lan, per lb... 46
Cheese-Philadelphia cream. cake .. ...... 10
Roquefort. per pound. ... 45
Young America per pound... ... 22
Swiss, per pound .. ... .. ... 28
Edam, each....................... 1 00
Parmesan, per pound................ 35
Edam, tin............... ....... 26
Gouda, per pound ... ... 10
Milk (Certified), per bottle.. ..........."230
Butter, bottle .... . ... 15
Fer-mil-lac, ,bot le t '20
Ice cream, quart.... ?.. .... "25
} gallon ...................... ?50
Beets, per pound. .. ............... 4
Celery, per head ........ ........ ........... 8
Cabbage. per pound....... ...... ............ 4
Cucumbers, per pound...................... 9
Carrots, per pound......................... 4
Lettuce, per pound ...................... ... 12
Onions, per pound ......... ............... 3
Potatoes,white, per pound................... 3
sweet, per pound................... 3
Squash, per pound ............ 5
Turnips, per pound . .................. 3
Tomatoes. per pound ....................*5
Yams, per pound ...... 3
Apples, per pound. .. ........... 5
Canteloupes, each..... .................... 8
Grapes. M-laga. per pound ... ..... *12
Grape Fruit. each .. 4
Lemons, dozen ............. 24
Limes per 100 . ......... 80
Plums. per pound ........ til
Oranges. Jamaica, per dozen ......... 12
Piniapples. ea r. .......... 12f
Watermelons. each ............ 5
Peaches, per pound.........................

*Indicates reduction from last list.
**Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle.
tIndicates advance on last list.
tfFowls weigh each about, as follows; 3, 31,4. 4J.
and 5 pounds. Prices are based accordingly; when
size ordered is not in stock next lightest weight is sup-
plied and refund note tnt tor difference
?Sold only from comom;saries, no orders taken for

Supplies for the Canal.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isih-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Crns-
tobal, Colon, and Balboa, during the week ending Sep.
member 7:
Alliance, September 2, from New York, with 102
pieces steel beams, for Pacific Division; 97 barrels
asphalt, 36 crates rolled copper, for fortifications; 250
pieces steel knuckles, 136 pieces car couplers, 26 bun-
dles steel bars, for Mechanical Division; 47 bales rubber
hose, 16 bundles baskets, 110 drums paint, 67 barrels
flour, 60 bundles roofing iron, 100 kegs red lead, 13
cases varnish, 68 bundles handles, 34 cases caustic soda,
26 bales waste, for stock; and a miscellaneous cargo,
the whole consisting of 1,376 packages, weighing 150
Prins Joachim, September 2, from New York, with
180 bales oakum, 15 cases hardware, for stock.
Greenbrier, September 4, from New York. with 15
cases benzine, 16 cases tape fuse, seven cases ha rdware.
for stock.
Sarnia, September 4, from Hamburg, with 18 cases
thrust screws, for superintendent of erection.
Almiranle, September 4, from New York. uith 10
cases paint, 20 cases lead washers, 102 cases soap. for
stock; 12 crates stovepipe, for Pacific Division. 60
packages castings, 208 packages tra.,-k material, for
superintendent of erection.
Griunewald, September5, from Hamburg, with 24 cames
thrust screws, for superintendent of erection.
Heredia, September 5, from New Orleans. with 247
pieces piling, 1,815 pieces lumber, four pieces steam-
shovel chains, 91 pieces castings, 96 sacks reed, for
stock; 926 pieces lumber, for Mechanical Di%\ sion.
Oxonian, September 7, from Liverpool with three
reels hoisting cable, for Pacific Divisi'n.
Levi' Lu't-knba. h September 7, from San Francisco.
with 969 bales alfalfa hay, 10 drums bitulphide, three
cases brushes, for stock.

DOBY-VICKNAIR-At Cristobal. on September
5, 1912, by Judge Thomas E. Brown. Jr.. Mary Evelyn
Vicknair of New Orleans, Louisiana. to Walter F.
Doby of Lexington. North Carolina. Canal Zone resi-
dence, Paraiso.


The following is a list of sailings of the Panama
Radload Steamship Compan,: of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company. of the Harnmburg-American
Line, and of the United Fr un Company's line:
Ancon... .. ...... P. R R Thursday.... Sept. 12
Panama. .. ..... P. R. R.Saturday Sept. 14
Allanca ... P. R.R.Fridas .... Sept. 20
Colon .. ......P. R. R.Tuesday Sept. 27
Colon... P. R. R Sunday. .Sept. 15
Advance..... P. R R saturday ...Sept. 21
Panama ..... .. P R. R.Fr.day Sept. 27
Alliance ..... P. R. R..Thursday. ..Oct. 3
Colon. ... P. R. R.Wednesday .Oct. 9
SarnLa Marta ... U.F. C.. Wednesday. .Sept. 4
Prin August VilrLelm.H.-A.. Saturday Sept. 7
Turrialba . ...... F.C. Saturday ..Sept. 7
MeLapan ... ....LT. F.C. Wednesday..Sept. It
Trent .. .. R. M .Saturday. ..Sept. 14
Tivses . U.F.C. Saturday. .Sept. 14
Prinz Sigismund......H.-A Saturday.... Sept. 14
Zacapa.. ...........U.F C.. Wednesday. .Sept. 18
Sujsala .. ..U.F.C. Saturday Sept. 21
Prinz Joachim.... H.-A... Saturday ...Sept. 21
Almirane ... . ..U. F. C. Wednesday..Sept. 20
Magdalena . R. NM. Saturday ...Sept. 28
Prinz Eitel Friedrich .H.-A.. Saturday .Sept. 28
Carsillo. .. ..U F.C. Saturday... Sept. 28
SanaL MarLa U. F C. Wednesday Oct. 2
Prinz August Wilhelm.H.-A Saturday .Oct. 5
Turrialba .. ... U.F.C. Saturday.. Oct. 5
Melapan L. F.C. Wednesday, Oct. 9
Tivves ........ Li. F C. Saturday'. .Oct. 12
Clyde . ... H.-A Saturday. ..Oct. 12
Prinz Sigismund H.-A Saturday Oct. 12
Almuiane ..... .U.F.C. Thursday. SEpt. 12
Prinz EtIelFriedcrn. .H -A .. londay..... Sept. 16
Magdalena . R. M1 Tuesday. .. Sept. 17
Carrillo ... .... .UL F.C. Tueda-y. ....Sept. 17
Santa Marta .. ..U F.C. Th ursdaay.... Sept. 19
Psri August Wlbhelm.H.-A. Monday .Sept. 23
Turr~lba . . U.F.C. Tureda.;.... Sept. 24
Metapa n...... U.F.C. Thursday. ..Sept. 26
Prnnz Seismund H.-A Monday ....Sept. 30
Clide... .. R.. Tu.ciday Oct. I
Tivire,.... U. F C Sa urday .... Oct. I
Zacaps... .. .U.F.C. Thursday .Oct. 3
Prinz Joachim ......H.-A. Monday.. .Oct. 7
Sruaola .... U.F C. Tuesday. ..Oct. 8
Almirante .. U. F C. Thursday.. .Oct. 10
Prinz Entel Friedrich H .A .. Monday.... Oct. 14
Carrillo. U.F.C. Tuesday.... Oct. 15
Oruna. .... R. M.. .Tuesday.....Oct. 15
AlangarE. .. .Li F.C. Saturday ...Sept. 7
Heredia ...... ..... Li.F. C. Wedrnesda .Sept. 11
Atean . ... U.F.C. Satu,rdaO.. .Sept. 14
Hercdu. .. U. F.C. Ledroeday..Sept. 18
Pasismana . .. U.F.C. Saturday Sept. 21
Heredia ... U F C Thur.dd.y. Sept. 12
Car ago L....L. F. C. Thursday. Sept. 12
Abangarez .... U. F C. Thursday ...Sept. 19
ALenaa . Li. F. C. Thursday... Sept. 26
Hereda. ..... .LI. F .Thurs.ay. .Sept. 26
Panama Railroad Company 5 steamers sail from Pier
II. Cnistobal, at 3 p. m
Royal Maid ateamers ILav'e for New Vork on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.; for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a m.
Hamburg-American steamers luavse Colon for New
York. via Kingston at 10 a. m on sailing dates. The
Prnz .4August llIshtlm and PpnrszJou him sail at 2 p. m..
and call at Santiago dt Cuba. on both outward and
homeward voyages.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. lease on Thurdays. at J p. m ; for New Orleans
via Limon and Barrios, on Thursdays,. t 2 p. m.; ships
for New York .ia KingstoE. on Tuesdays. at 2 p. i..
and Thursdays at 2 p. ar.; for Bocas del Toro, on Mon-
das at 5 p. m; for Limon. v.a Bocas del Toro. on Tues-
days at 5 p. m.

The Iollowing vessels. arr;ied at. or departed from.
the portol Balboa during the v.eek ending September 7:
ArrTvals-September I, Eicuador, irom Guayaquil,
September 2. ,llemus, Trom \alparaiso, September 3,
Lurkenbah. from San Francisco; September 3. Pa-
chttea, from Callao: September 4 Chile. from Guaya-
Departures- L'. S. S. Calh.frunian, to Corinto; Sep.
tember 3. Aysen. to %alparaiso; September 3. Perm
(P. S. N.J. to Guayaquil. September 7, Sun Jos{. to
San Francisco.




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The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and supertisi on of
the Isthmsn Canal Commia on.

The Canal Record .j issued free of charge. one copyC
each, to all employes oa the Commiisoan and Panama
Railroad Company whose names aPe on the gold roll.
Extra copies and back numbers ,an be obtained pram fle
news stands of the Panama Railroad Cotnnpany lop ri e
ceals each.

Address all Communicatrons
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No Cfomnuntalson. iktherfor fpublaion or requesting
gs/ormiatriL t will refen're attention unless gained uith the
JUl name and address of th wiger.


Chairman's Report.
The report of the Chairman of the I-thmian
Canal Commission for the month of August is
published in full on Pakes 28, 29, 3., 31. 32
and 33 of this issue of THE CANAL RECORD,
which consists of 12 pages. It gives a detailed
account of the progress of the Canal Aork
in all departments and divisions.
Highest Monthly Steamshoel Record.
Steamshovel No. 257 i.[. If. LaRowe, en-
gineer; Austin, Ashle-, and Simonson crane-
men,) working in the west borrow pit for
Gatun Dam. excavated during the month of
August a total of 86,844 cubit y.rdsfc.earth
and rock. This is the highest monthly record
for a shovel of any clas- since the beginning
of operations by theCanal Commission
New Contract for Supplying Cement.
Bids were opened in Washington on Sep-
tember 3, for furni-hing the cement required
to complete the Canal, estimated at 1.000,000
barrels, more or less. Only two tenders were
received. The manufacturers .if Alpha and
Lehigh cement, combined, offered to supply
their products at the price ol $1.51 per bar-
rel, in barrels; and $1.91 per barrel, in bag.
the price in bags to be subject to a rebate of
10 cents a bag, delivery to be made at Jersey
City, or Santa Cruz, California The Port-
land Cement Company offered to supply their
product at the rate of $1.97 per barrel, in bags,
only, subject to 10 cents rebate per bag, de-
livery to be made at San Francisco.
In connection with the advertisement lor
proposals, a letter was received by the General
Purchasing Officer at Washington, from the
Atlas Portland Cement Company, the former
contractors, offering to continue deliveries
ah may be needed to complete the work on the
Canal. at the price obtaining under their for-
mer contract. Under the contract referred
to, cement was supplied the Canal Commis-
sion at the rate of $1.60 per barrel, in bags.
from which there-was deducted a- credit of

6W cents, rep[resI.nrinil rh. .'aluh .ol e0 htl
sacks to the barr-e I r S' cent- ea, h. n.ilkinr
the net price pr barrel 02 cents.
The Alpha and Lehigh manulactursts, e-re.
the los est bidders of the two above mentioned.
and, on the basis; of their bid of $1.91 per bar-
rel. in bags, les- eight sacks to the barrel.
amounting in 'alue to SO cent-, the net pre L
to the Canal Commiss.ion swouild b $1.11 per
barrel, or 19 cent- more per barrel than the
price named in the c,'ntract with the Atlas
The Chairman and Chief Engineer has
rccommendled, subj,.t to the appr,.,val s.if the
-ccretar\. of \Var. that a net contract be
entCred intu svith the Arias P.,rrland Cement
Company, to supply, all cement required tI:.
complete the Canal, in accordiani-e ith their
written offer

erest Lipper Lock W\all at Miratlores Nearing
The concrete work in the se.-t wall of the
upper lock at Mirallores will be brought ti,.
cumpletio.n during the latter part of Se-pterm-
ber, %which %till permit the rcnmrval oi berm
crane "G" into the lower lock On arcou.nt of
the under clearance (f the- bmrn on the b.crm
crane,. the backfitl if the te--t aill cannott be
brought higher than 15 feirt iL.luow the top of
the %all at the present urn, A' -non a- the
crane is moved, the backfill %%ill le built ,,
grade as rapidly) a' possible to allow the la, irig
of a construction track, so that the FiristD .i-
sion may begin ..*peration'. ait thi' p..int

Bids on Panama Railroad Terminal In Panama.
Bids sse-e opened at the uffiLe Luf the Pan-a.
ma Railr.-.ad CG.mpan' in Colon. on Toues.d3 .
September 10, for the ro,:ntru,.ii tn ol the new
railroad terminal in Panama The work was
di ided into stwo pirtnm. namel,. the erection
of the main Ltation building. ,ind the building
of the: baggage room iinc. including the ra-
zing of the prL ent s.tatarn. Five bids were
received, as foll.-,,:
Central American Constrcltion Comnipan\-
Main building, $59,032; baggage wing, $29.-
000. Total, $S8,032
I. W Sneed--Main building. $64,300;
baggage wing, S26,221. Total, $90,521.
J. A. \%ilson and J. Preston NMoore-.Main
building, $71 775: bLggage winEg. 40.775
Total. $111,550.
\V. E. Wei.l c-Main building 594.000;
bagga ec w-ng $21S.0nU. Tot.al. $1 15,000.
J. I.. Duque-Mlain building. S112.200:
baggage wing, 522.500 Total, S134 700..
The Central American C..n-trruction Conm-
pany was the lowc-t bidler i.n the main
building. and W\ E. \\.-ikl sn the ba3agaeL
wing, the two bids aggreeating $S0.032. A
supplementary bid was male, however, by
the Central American (C..n-vruction Company.
which stated that if the company wasawarded
the contract for both buildings, it would do the
work for the sum of S11.500. Thi- cbmrfittee-

al-l..Int" .J 1 .. ._l insider the bids, consisting of
Lieut. Fie--run k Mears, R. L. Mock. and H.
E Bartlett. rcp.orio-d against dividing the
work lor the rea-on that it would be more ad-
vantages.,u-Il' handled bs one company than
b\ tw.-,, ma-much as there wouldd probably
be le-s controver-y. and more a-.eurance of
satiislatory cnipletii,,n. The contract has
been awarded to the Central American Con-
struction Company at SS1,500
--- -.4-
Borrow Pits for Garun Dam.
Since the shipment of spoil from the Cen-
tral Divi-ion ex\avation to Gatun Darn %%as
discontinued, with the opening of the single
track relocated line uf the Paii ma rail-
road n Februar: 15, 1412, a ettm I b,..r-
rov. pits the Iar i'cist for an', feature of the
Canal and railio.id ron-tru.-tiin, ha, been de-
velops tJ to thi. l ect a.Ind n-.rth ',f the Dam for
muppl,.,ng dr', fill 1..r bu-th wing The nev,
pits are a d,'.elopnmeni separate from the red
clay 1b,_rr,_w pit-, o which bha\: been lurni-hing
mat rial lor the core- uf the wings. The first
of these swat- ]I.ated we-s '.'I the Spillsa':, dil-
charge channel, and operations were carried
'an in it Iri.mr Dcember NJt, i'lli, until July,
1912,. when the tno -hoiel- we re transferred
to the pre--e-n re t clay lpit north of the
Spillway hotel
FIoir shou, l- are exra\ating in the large
Larth .nd rick burr...w pit beyond the s\e.,t
end of the Dami. The de.:clopmer.t of this pst
has been i arted orn v.ith the tuwolld purpose
.' .l.tiaininng .1 larec quantity, of spoil within n
a coniparat.l, s--honr d.-stance .ind i'.f loading
a large pF rt -iI it ,I. I, el v.ith or about e the
high li-, el uIl th,-Da ,n. in mricer to laitilitat
transportation. The site lay up a narrow
ravine, between the high hill :-i. ins[t i which
the wett end of thc Dam rests. and a lower hill
t,. the ea-t. the latter tf which wasto furni-h
the bulk -.[ the m iterial required,amounting to
about 2,51)00U s0 ,cubi: .ardis E\ca atiion
wa.s begun again- the faLe of the higher hill,
at 8 I feet ab,.,.e -.esle'-el. The first shovel ad-
%aniled up a grade fl one percent tioCle\ation
plus III fletr.and pruoetedled with tihe de-selop-
nient o-i a pit and the excavation of the is.,w
hill on that level. Another shotcl made a
parallel cut along the Wc'st side of the ravine.
on a deon grade o oone prer cent to reash the
SO-foot Ic-tvel The -addl: betwceri the main
ridge and the lu. hill \ias cut do n first to
the Illi-.i.,r Ih.%-l and later, io the 80 foot
l ,.sl, t -re.-tle being built acr si-- th, i l..p *.ut
to carr'. thL track i..nni ini ir the upper
bench ol the main 1,,,rr,, pit, the top-,,i'raphy
l.,t-in su.c th.it it pri.-,ed ri- ess r' t[o wsitchl
back ini both li- ir- 1 1 r'- aci th. :ite wihli
.ca_.y.- rades Shosel-. vrorksing a. 110 l f,.t
Jib,%Le sealc\el. ha'.. e.'.s a\att l all but abuut
100,000 cubic sard. above that ele-atirrn on
the lower hill preparing in the meantime,:,
an even plattau aiainsTi %his h the shsels
on the 80-foot level .,an operate on a 30
Foot face. whichl-ha beer found tso I1-~,ii


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best for the rapid excavation of such material.
Approuimatels, a million cubic yards have
been excavated at elevation plus 110 feet, and
about the same quantity is yet to be taken
from the 80-foot level. About 150,000 cubic
yards have been taken from the loaer level
to date. The four shovels in the 2-level west
borrow pit supply about 180,000 cubic yards
of fill each month, while the two shovels in
the red clay pit excavate about 90,000 cubic
yards in the same period. One month, a total
of 340,000 cubic yards was taken from both
places. The lesser average production is due
principally to delays in dumping, caused by
wet weather. Thirteen trains of 19-yard
dump cars are in the service. When spoil was
taken from the Central Division, about 220,-
000 cubic yards were received each month.
For this, a charge of ten cents per cubic yard
was made against the Atlantic Division, with
added charges for demurrage and repairs of
cars. Excavation and dumping from the
borrow pits costs from 45 to 49 cents per cubic
yard, including plant and all division
August Borrow Pit Excavation, Gatun Dam.
The six shovels, working in borrow pits for
the Gatun Dam, excavated a total of 273,722
cubic yards. place measurement, during the
month of August, or an average of 2,058 cu-
bic yardsra day per shovel.
The following table classifies the material
excavated, and indicate' the yardage by place
measurement for each shovel:

. i CurBIC \ us. N %D
In Earth Rock. Total.

16 2 : 44' 23 4' 4', *.', 24 IW .,borro.. ri
II; 40-6; 40 )o; 24 IRed chI borrow
120 o' I6 '61V 3' 60. .r.. !2l 2; borrow pm t.
1.1i Ifn-4; 9.2-44' 1 3.8' 0 i1%e t boror ,'i].it
134 3 56 31 J 500 22 Rd ..lay borrow
Ii I | .
257 26 n; I 6(in ;-jl 6.8* 4 27 'Vem borrowrit
140 .,:Q 132 '. 43' 2;:3.;

Immigrallon at Poris of Colon and Cristonal.
The number of persons % ho landed at Colon
and Cri-tobal from foreign ports during the
month of August %tas 2.9t4. consisting ol
] 650 cabin, and 1.,314 'teerage passengers.
The number of persons who embarked for
foreign ports during the same period was

3,296. consisting of 2.121) cabin, and 1.176
steerage passengers. The number of persons
w.ho embarked during the month over those
who landed wa. 332. The number of per-
sons who arrived "in tran-.t" during August
was 2.129. including T'67 men of the United
States Marine Corps, en route for Nicaragua.

Raising the h"Newport."
The sahage ship Sal:,or has been engaged
since September 1) in operations on the %.team.
ship Nc-'wport, which sank alongside a hart
at Balboa on Auagut 17. The aork, so far, has

been principally in closing apertures and
pumping the coal from the bunkers into a
barge placed between the Saltor and the New-
port. Four divers are employed, in reliefs of
two. The Saleor, uhich carries a crew of 50
men, and belongs to the Briti.h Columbia
Salvage Company, i. registered in Victoria,
B. C., at 887 tons. It is expected that the
Aeuport nill be floated within a month.
Sailing of the Cristaobal."
The sailing date of the -teamship Cristobal
has been set for Monday, September 23, from
Pier No. 11, Cristobal. at 5 p. m. .


Over 92 per cent of the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on September 14 being 3.985,916 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately 4,302.563. A total
of 12,606 cubic yards of concrete was laid in the locks during the week ending September 14.
About 95 percent of the concrete for thesystem of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at theclose of work cn September 14 being 1.897.670cubic yards, out of a
total of 2.000.000. A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each working
day of the week ending September 14, and A: the total follows: and a similar statement (or
the work in the Spillway at Gatun Dam is publi-hed elsewhere in this i.aue:

DATE., 2-cubic yard mixers 2-cubic yard m xers. Total.

Conacrte -I our I NoofConustel Pout No af
pI13 ed worked In. er. pi.uNI o.0, ed Imirerul

rCh 1 .. (., i L s C. W.u. Ids.
September 9 22 22 ; 222
Seplter'b r 10 .. 1 2 134
.-plermLber 11 3.3? 5 3 3 332
Septem .er ) 13 . .. .. 140
September I I ,,l l' I 30
September 14 It, 3 '1 236
Totl 1.094 IS .22 2 00 I 1.094
Prev'.uly reroried . 1 8996.576
Grand lotal I 1.897.670
Concrete work in the lock at Pedro Miguel is over 98 per cent completed. 877 460 cubic
yards, out of a t- tal of 880,827. bucket measurement. having been placed at the c!oae of
work on September 14. The record for each -of the wirkin


1-cullic ya.rd mixers. I -c dh-r yard mrrvers
ronce~el N.).01 Cn~ It.jr No r


,eri. ernbe
SePerneber I12
S;Tlrerub..r 13
_,s-pterrnber 14
Pre, iously reported.
Grndo iIald


Over 85 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in place September 14. the total amount on that
date being 1,210,7.S6 cubic yard., bucket measurement, out of a total of approximately 1,412.736. The record for each working day last
week. follows.


DATE 2-cubic yard mixers. 2-cubic 'ard m Lera (-cubic yard mixers I-cubic yard miaer. TotaL

Concrete Hours Nn. of Con-ere Hour; t No. otl concrete Hour- No. o Large Doncrete Hours No ol
S.I .ca. w rked nm,;ers plac-d I vo-krd. 0m1tr pl'3ed I orked. mie'a l stoe placed worked m.xers
Cu. ) as '. 1 a .2i. L I .1 t'u I 4s. La. I'. Cu. I ds.
Spr.n .. ;4 1 00 6 r; CO 50 00 2.
Seplrn l. I"- .. .. .. 55 16 67 6 .n I 4 I 2 II; 00 244 2 O)1. 3 I.:925
I. mbr i .. 4I t 12 08 5 Q I 13 ;5 ? 141 12 00 2 I .S .9 50 4 1.809
I.leltml.r I.* 1 it4 1 i 7 9nf) 1| 4 43 2 11 8 00 31 U 3 '54
.mb. . .. .. 51 23 9, 7 8 2 14 o11 n 2 2 2 00 I 6 35 0 5 .. 1.08
.34. 22 El 6 is.0 n...o 2 1 I t 1 b .( 1.5.8
3.1 112 U0 6 17 5. 68 50 S 2 495 S s I .3 I 455 I 1 3 0 4 17 o10.91
P r lo.IusI r .orttd . ... .. .. ..... . ..... .. . . 1.19 .8 78
S Grand total .. .. .. .. ... .. ........ . . .. ...... .. . . .693 1.210.786


September IB, 1912.


Large I crease in Fiscal ear 1911-1912. Compared
With the Preceding TvelIe Months.
The business of the commissar,' d-part ment
of the Panama Railroad Comrpany during the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, aggregated
$6,.702,355 68, an increase of S921,055.27, or
about 16 per cent, over the preceding year
The increase in -rock was mainly represented
by groceries, cold storage supplies, and foot-
wear. A classified statementt of importation',
the figures being lor cost, insurance, and
freight paid, delivered on the Isthmus, follows:

CLASS. 1911. 1912.
Groceries St 2;4 544 7) $1.529 M45 41
Haildwiate 8676 S6 6 Q9.94. ;8
Dry goods. 6u3.40u IS 851 11'2 1
BooLts and shoe; 164.165 S v 25(1 Pori 25
Coin storage supple. 1.573.2'02 0: 1.'63.1182 64
Furniture 9 C 2) 44 1iJ 4t tS
Tobacco IS 59QU 9rj 211".4n' 73?4
Raw mnaernal 13.3;.; 2) 342.146 b36
SLationery. .54 37'4 :u 5o.4ol 73
Ttal 5 .?6; ;92 035 $5.325 VIJS )7
There were heavy increase' in theimporta-
tions of groceries, hardware, dr, goods, bouts
and shoes, cold storage provisions, and tobac-
co, the notable increases being in groceries.
dry goods, and boots and shoes. (In many
articlesof staple grocertie. prices ;sere reduced.
Boots and shoes, and dry goods generally
were sold at lower prices than similar goods
in the United, States. Owing to the large
volume of business, and to the institution of
various economies, it das possible to reduce
the surcharge on most of the standard lines
of shoes, and on a great many articles of wear-
ing apparel. During the latter part of the
fiscal year, there was a phenomenal advance
in the price of all meats, especially beef, the
latter reaching a point during the month of
June, 1912, never before equalled in the
United States. However, with but fes\ ex-
ceptions, the price of beef at thecommissaries
was kept down to the -same figure of the pre-
vious year.
On account of the abandonment uof the old
track of the Panama railroad, between Gatun
and Gorgona, and the completion of nork on
the relocation, the commissaries at Camp
Totten, Tabernilla, and San Pablo, were
closed during the year. while new ones aere
opened at Camp Bierd, Miraflores, and Naos
Island. Nineteen commissaries were in opera-
tion at the close of the fiscal %ear.
The following table gives the importations
of meat and dairy products, in comparison
with the figures for the fiscal year 1910-11.

ARTICLE. I i11 1012
Fresh meiLs. Ibs. 5.454.')bO5 6 453.1ia8
Cuied and pickled meaLs. bsl 3,;(.s6,8t. 9:0.44,5
Cheese. Ibs .. li' 41i5 142..66,
Eggs. doz . 09 060 75.80
Butter fresh.lbs 429 26 42;.683
Poultry. lbs 554.028 503.500
Fresh milk. gals St;.016 81.J8
Fresh cream. gals 2 0950 37;.;50
Importations of fresh vegetables for the
two years were, as follows:

ARTICLE. 1911. 1 1912.
Potatoes. white .. 5.50.6b0t) 5.843.6U2
Potatoes. sweet...... . 787.51 5 I Cl1 34 j
Onions I 1.1S1.0 1 596..85;
Turnips ............. 107.902 129.314)
Beets ......... 53.279 61 74?
Carrots ..... 101.788 135.256
'Cabbage ...... 40.81 6 7.234
Vams . . 193.12; 300.043
Other vegetables including'
celery, tomatoes and othe
Northern seasonable pro-
duce.... ...... .409.952 741.627
The importation of fresh fruits in 1911-12

showed notable increases in nearly all classes
over the preceding fiscal year. as follows:
ARTICLE. 1911. 1)1?.
ATrpile. ,b ... .. so6 4VS 016.672
Peaches. Ib- 4 05.' 90 46;
F'e-ir. lbs .. .. 45 rl3 n .457
Plums lbs ;. J 585 Io 226
Gra. es. lb.; 6. rI') tI 534
Oranges. -lz 235 'i l 171 ;87
L.-mon. do .. 34.550 .36 '30
Grape fruit doz .. lJ 446 11 .24
Lni .O, d.r . .3..... P 4 11.122
Lanteloupes each I 5r3 I 5 6 ..:;O
kWateririlon each ... 8.8 34 a35
Other firmu Ibi 104*.1ii I 104.85;
Sales and issues to all departments, for the
two years, were, as follows-

DE.PARIMENT. 1911. 1912
Isthmian Canal Coram-
miison $1 r,25 348 7; t1.734.842 59
Unred States Gcv-
rr.rni ent 102.136 31 ie53,35 50
To other, for cLash IU3 ;0 31 11 : 19o 30
To '.ther; or coucponr 3.609 3i8 01 4.280 J66 25
Is.-uel to leprilmnnii
vi th.' r- lroi'Ii, and)
u.eed in rp'eriiorin o0
comm Inniry .. 208, 2s.3 8.2 225.938 48
1 sird to P a a naa
Railroad Suiamshcip
,Line I 8.904 09 6.492 77
- n d1 e mn n e d an,| I
damnaced g 3 o d 5 .1
shrinkage, evr 08 276 38 99 843 79
Toti.l _ales i :34 955 o9 ri 702.33a 68
Asrrjg.- ;Al,:. and is-.l
u':.i p -r mnorih I 4;Q 33 679 4 i5S.329 e64
Stock on hand. June
Sol 90a;:.175 60 I 1.166.481 :6
Laundry-There was a large increase in the
business of this department during the year,
4.243,614 pieces havint- been handled, as com-
pared with 3,581,92 4 pieces the previous Near.
The revenue amounted to S108.096.83, as
compared with $98,303.29 the preceding year.
The average number of employes served
monthly, was about 7,500.
Bakery-During the ,ear. there were 20,233
barrels of flour used, in comparison with
16,638 the previous ,car. The product con-
sisted of 6,0)14.667 loaves of bread. 651,844
rolls, and 114,134 pounds of cake, as against
5.236.474 lc.a,.es of bread, 557,557 rolls, and
91,581 pounds of cake the previous year. The
value of the product was $260,865.35, an in-
crease for the 5ear of $39,513.?7.
Coffee roaisting plant-During the year,
341,780 pounds of green coffee were roasted,
producing 2S0.909 pounds of roasted coffee.
valued at $64,220.98, an increase over the
previous year of $3,677.12. The high price of
coffee continued during the year, but the
commissary selling price remained unchanged.
Ire plant-Ice to the amount of 37,248 tons
was produced during the year, an increase
of 3,981 tons over 1910-11. The value of the
product was $229.535.98, and the increase in
revenue for the Near, 823 347.18.
Ice cream plant-The business of this plant
increased to such an extent during the year
that it became necessary to replace thedirect-
geared circular motion freezer,, with the more
modern vertical brine freezers, capable of
producing 50 gallons of ice cream each hour.
The new freezers are more sanitary, the opera-
tors not touching the cream at any stage of
the manufacture. The output for 1911-12 was
138,551 gallons, an increase of 28,343 gallons
over the previous fiscal year. The value of
the product was $110,993 68, a gain for the
year of $31,674.88. The demand lot icecream
grows steadily, and to insure the quality,
fresh milk and cream are imported from the
United States, in refrigeration, for its manu-
Automatic weighing and packing depart-

menat-Goods, in the following amounts were
packed by this department during the year:

Ric .c 2 1 6 .2 3
Fluow I .l n., -4
I,-,n.s 261.b33
Pea. It3
S Lrh . ; 25.
Nutsi I l,105
Gi nr an'.'is 3 059
Corn mial 2. .
Total ............... 4.;u8.3 3
The increase in the amniunt of goods packed
over the preceding fiscal year was ;92,b08
pounds, and the cuot of packing was reduced
from $1 90 per ton to $1.10 per ton.
Beef corning-The experiment uf making
corned beef showed satisfactory results, and
the advantages obtained by buying beef in
the carcass, instead uof b the quarter, have
served largely, to keep the prices of fresh beef
down to the present low figures in the face of
a high market. Theoutput in this department
during the year was 263,573 pounds, manu-
factured from 259.724 pounds of fresh beef,
the difference in weight being represented by
the amount of moisture that the beef takes
up in the process of corning. There were also
produced 9,635 pounds of Hamburger steak.
The total value of the product in this plant
was $29,594.24.
Butter printngdepartmient-L)Durir-g the :ear,
333,658 pounds ol butter were printed, valued
at $122,660 26. The operations of the depart-
ment has resulted not only in a saying in the
price of butter, but has presented it for sale
in a much better condition than when
purchased in the United States already
Industrial laboratory--The activities of this
branch were largely extended during the year,
and included the addition of an industrial
laboratory to the experimental laboratory,
already established. The equipment required
for the new laboratory consisted of four team
kettles, one of 125-gallon, one of 75-gallon,
and two of 40 gallon capacity; one baking
oven, one sterilizer, one bottle washing ma-
chine, and two bottle corking machines. The
value of the product manufactured was $10,-
275.49, some of the principal items being, as
follows: Vanilla extract, $5,115.94; lemon
extract, $1.272 15; coffee extract, $1l3.U0;
denatured alcohol, 52,129; talcum powder,
$258.25: soap. $235 93. v itch hazel, $100 60;
hydrogen peroxide, $150 4; ba) rum, $171.
During the present year, it i. intended to
increase the scope of the laboratory by manu-
facturing tooth powder, toilet preparations of
various kinds, etc.
Electric light, poa.r, and refrigerating
plant-One A. C. D. C. \Vestinghouse motor
generator set was installed during the year,
operated from the power plant at Gatun, and
takes the place of two high speed direct cut-
rent generators, formerly in use. There was
also added one boiler feed water weigher for
weighing boiler feed water, in order to deler-
mine amount of evaporation, as a check
against fuel consumption.
Cold storage p'ant-A new ventilating
system for purify ing the air was installed dur-
ing the year. It is operated by a 24-inch
motor-driven fan, and is so arranged as to be
able to pull in fresh air from the outside, at the
same time pas-ing it over relngerated coils,
which are :prayed nith a calcium brine. The
air is both purified and dried by passing it
through this brine bath.


Vol. VI., No. 4.

Monthly Report of the Chairman and Chief
Engineer uto the Seret.iary of War.
* Culebra, C. Z., September 13, 1912.
The Honorable the Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.
SIR: I have the honor to submit the follow-
ing report of operations on the Isthmus for
the month of August, 1912:
Department of Construction and Engineering.
The following table summarizes the princi-
pal items of construction work accuomili.-hil
by the Atlantic, Central, and Pacific Divi-
sions during the month:

ITEM. Unit.
Work excavation dry. .... ... ... .. Cubc yards.
Work excaaion. wet .... ....... .. ... Cubic yard .
Total work excavation.................... Cubic yards....
Pan excaaio, dry ...................... Cubic yards...
Ptant exc,-ti,, wet...................... Cubic yards...
Total plant excavation.................. Cubic yards...,

Total Canal excavation...................... Cubic yards...

\%a gates at this point; reaming and riveting
of thc- structural material \'wa begun. and the
total reaming \a;. ribout 27 percent completed,
the total riveting beinu about seven per cent
completed on all the gates. No work has been
done as yet on the casiion for this spillway.
Miraflores-No work has been dune as \- et
on the eight spillnaN gates and caisson at
this point.
Up to the 20th of August, a total of 57.106
tons of steel plates and shape were accepted
at the rolling mills, of u\hich 1,754 tons w.re
accepted between July 2ih and Ausu-t 210.)

Atlantic. Central.

i 1 I .r 4 13:.
.-. ', 7 .


Material placed in dams............... Cubic lard, .
Concrete placedin locks and dams.......... Cubic sards.
Explosie used......................... Tons (Gross)... 19.19
Rock drilled ................. ........ ..... Feet...... .......... 2
Tracks remnoved....................... .. M iie, ......
New tracks 1:, ............................Me .. .... 3,
Rock crushed ............... .......... Cubic idrds.
Cement used..... .......................... Barrels... .
New road- built ........................... M miles .... ... .
W water m ains laid ................... ...... Fe t .......
SEwers laid.............. ..... .. . ......e
Open drains and ditchees dug............ I Feet........ ...
Aege dni force........ .. ... .
A erce r,;riJll ...... ..... .. ...... Incihes.. ':,

First Division, Office of the Chief Engineer.
The material under contract for work de-
signed in this subdivision is being inspected
by the force of the General Purchasing Officer
in the United States, and the erection work on
the Isthmus is being conducted by the divi-
sion engineers and the erection subdivision
of this office, the inspection of this work being
cared for by the masonry and lock structures
sul.di' iii,n. This subdivision is also charged
with general inspection of masonry work of all
the locks.
The work of preparing rising stem gate
valve chambers, and installation of valves,
etc., is progressing -al-ht-ficlril:,, the follow-
ing work having been completed to the end of
the month:
Gatun-Of the six side wall intake valve
chambers, all have been completed and the
valves have been installed. Of the 25) sets of
operating valve., three sets have been com-
pleted, in .luling installation of valves, and
three sets of valve chambers have been com-
pleted ready for the mntallatiun of valves.
The work on 15 of the remaining 22 sets of
valve operating chambers has been about 33
per cent completed.
Pedro Miguel-Work is proceeding in 11 of
the 12 sets of operating valve chambers, and
they are approximately 38 per cent completed,
but no valves have yet been placed.
Miraflores-No work has been done in any
of the 18 sets of operating valve chambers
in the locks at this point.
Gatun-The work of erection of the 14
Spillv..t, rates at Gatun has continued, and
the follow' ing work was completed at the end
of the month: Seventy and six-tenths tons
of material were erected, which completes
erection of structural material in all the Spill-



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Pacific Total

2i.' at~r i!.

1 K'1 49
I. '9i,
352.100, 4. 11,)

Of this last amount, 1,414 t,,ns applie:l in re
place orders, making a t-.t.al if 55.'Q02 tu,-,;
rolled on original order. A total ol 44,10.
tonsof riveted structural steel ha -b1:c -hipped
from the Rankin shops. .r about S7 per
cent of the total contract weight If thi class..
Of this last item, 1.9415 co-n %erre hi'pped be-
tween July20 ani Aiiguzt 211 Up to Aulgu.t
'u,. shipments hati been made ul mat-rial
for lock gates in the following ma nner. bit:,i-
four per cent of middle gate.-, mi '.' locks,
and 76 per cent of the lov..r it.ard acts at
Gatun; 90 per cent of the lo.er guard gates,
at Pedro Miguel; 89 per ent Il the uppl.er
gates, 49 per cent of the nJddle gate, 24 per
cent of the lower gates, L.ppr li.-ck, and _.t'.
per cent of the lower gat.-, l.,'..er loik, at
Gatun- Upper guard gat -:, 5i4 yiet 8 in.-he
high, leaves Nos. 37 to 40, iiilis::e-On rhe
fourth of the month, these leaves ere finally
closed. The amount of work remaining to be
done consists of installation olt luotwalks,
manhole covers in the topgirders, top tender,.
and painting, both interior and eatctrior. 1 he
erection of these leaves began NMla 27. 1911
Upper gates, 77 feet hig., Ica:-es .\os. 33 to
36, :e;' i.'',,--Pra,.ticall', all riveting %%a4 com-
pleted, except in way of false \i,,.rk. End re-
action castings on leaf No. 3.3 v L re ai-enblekd
on the quoin end and about 47 per tnt rit etcd
The miter end is being grcund in reiad rine t,,
receive end reaction castineg- End reaction
castings at -qu in end of leaf No. 34 ecre a- -
sembled; wedge fill],rs are leing fitteLl, arid
holes drilled. The end reatriun castings it
quoin end of leaf No. 35 were erected and fit.
ted complete, and the miter end is being
ground. This leaf was lov.ered on its pintle
and adjusted in position Augu-t 31. Leal
No. 36 has all end reaction ea.-tiig;. at quoain
end erected and riveted up complete. The

grinding at the miter end was passed upon as
-atislactory and was in readiness for the re-
ception of the end reaction castings. This
leaf %%as lowered on its pintle August 22.
The erection of these leaves began October 9,
.Middle gates, tipper lock, 77 feet high, leaves
.Vos. 20 in 32, imilustiie-Very little work was
June on these leaves during the past month,
exce-pt on leaf No. 30, on which six per cent
of the riletine on dow nstream sheathing was
done. On leaves Nuo 31 and 32, about 53 per
,c-nt of the riveting on upstream sheathing,
and about 47 per cent of the downstream
sheathing kaq done The erection of these
lt.aes ,oa-ln January' 27, 1912.
o.i'vty gate,;, upper IL.ock, 77 feet high, leaves
.Vos. ?5 to ?'i, i.,atr,sc-The main work on
these lea'.es done during the month consisted
ol re.,mig and bolting of sheathing, and a
small amount of rivetrng on leaves Nos. 27,
and 28. About 94 per cent of the reaming
has been dune on leavees Nos. 25 and 26. On
leaves Nos. 27 and 28, about 85 per cent of
the reaming was done, and 10 per cent of the
riveting The erection of these leaves began
April 1. 11112.
Luower uates, upper Iok, 77 feet high, leaves
NVc 21 to 24, inclus,'ve-The skeletons of
these leave%, ha' e been erected complete, with
the ex,_-ption of the top girders on leaves Nos.
21 and 22. About 5S per cent of the riveting
of interior franing %a, done on leaves Nos.
21 and 22, and about 94 per cent of the
interior riveting was done on leaves Nos.
23 and 24. About 5 per cent of the upstream
sheathing. and about 17 per cent of the down-
stream .heathing, 'as- erected on leaves Nos.
21 and 22. The up-tream sheathing was
erected to the entire height on leaves Nos. 23
and 24., and about oU per cent %as in readi-
nes- fI.r reamine. On l-af No. 24, thedown-
stream sheathing was erected to the entire
height,.ind on leaf No. 23 about 82 percent
fit the downstream sheathing was erected,
and about 10 per ct-nt va. in readiness for
roaming The erection of these leaves began
June 24. 1912
.llr,Jic galte, we're r ,ock, 77 feet high, leaves
\: 9 to /2, In. lui.e-c-The skeletons of these
leave havc been erected t., their entire height
and interior riVcting done, with the exception
.. ithe top panel. All sheathing is erected,
but prai.ticall no bltin., has been done, ex-
cept .,n leaves No.. 11 and 12. A small per-
centage of reaming .a,, done on leaves Nos. 11
and 12. The erection ol these leaves began
April 12, 1912.
Lo.,aer gates, lo'-cr lock. 77 fhta high, leaves
J,10 5 tjo inclusive-The first girders for
leaves Nos. 5, 6, and S nere placed in the lock
chamber on August 29, and for leaf No. 7, on
August 31.1 An additi..rnal girder was added
to each of these leaves before the end of the
Laeer ear'd gates, ioac'i lock. 47 feet four
,.ie ih.gh, 'euves Ao'. I to 4., .KchliiSire-At
the end of the monrh. the bottom girders
lor these leaves were having the heel and
upper pintle cjatiFig fitted and secured to
Pedro llmigiel- U'ppe, guard gales, 54 feet
e.ght ipthes high,icoa'es Aos. 50to 53. inclustre
-All -tructural material ,as in place and the
reaming and riveting practically completed
before August 10. Thirty per cent of theend
reaction castings wa- erected in place, about
20 per cent of the wedge fillers fitted, and
about 15 per cent ol the riveting done in way



lt these castings. There also remains about
per cent of the grinding to be done on the
ends of the leaves before the balance of the
end reaction castings can be erected On
Itaf No. 50, the end reaction L.astings have
been fitted and riveted complete at the quoin
-t''~ end, and, at the miter end, the end reaction
castings have been assembled but not ad-
* justed on the leaf. The quoin end of leaf No.
51 has been inspected and end reaction cast-
ings erected to the height of four panels, the
*grinding at miter end is practicall% completed.
'At the quoin end of leaf No. 52. the end re-
rction castings have been erected to the
Eight of eight panels, and edge filler fitted
in three panels; the grinding at the miter end
was practically finished, but has not been in-
spected. The quoin end of leaf No. 53 has all
end reaction castings erected and fitted com-
plete. the grinding at the miterend aas prac-
tically finished, but has not been inspected.
Erection of these leaves began August ;, 1911.
Upper gates, 79 Jeet high. Iavtes Nos. 54 to
57, inclusive-All structural work was in place
before August 1, and all interior rivets driven.
The sheathing has been erected, and about
73 per cent bolted, 46 per cent of the reaming
done, and about 10 per cent of the rivets-
dri-en. No grinding has been done on the
ends of the leaves. The erection of these
leaves began January 29., 1912.
Middle gates, 79 feel high. leai-es NoVs J8 to
61, inclusie-By August 1. the skeletons of
these Igaves had been completely erected, 01
per cent of the sheathing plates attached, and
all interior riveting done. No holes were
dreamedd in sheathing, nor rivets driven. The
erection of these leaves began June 18. 1912.
Safety gates. 70 9eet high, leaves Nos. 6 Ito 05,
inclusive-All structural work was in place
priorto August 1, and all interior rivets driven,
96 percent of the reaming done, and about 78
per cent of the rivets driven. No ends %ere
ground nor end reaction castings erected.
The election of these leaves began December
15, 19H1.
Lower gales, 79 feet high, leaves ANo. 66 to
69. in'iilsire--No work has been done on these
leaves other than as reported for the month of
July. 1912. The erection of these leaves began
May 1. 1912.
Lower guard gates, 47.feet 4 inches high. teates
Nos. 70 to 73, inclusive-The skeletons of
leaves Nos. 70, 71, and 72 have been erected
to their full height. Thirty per cent of the
riveting hras been done in the interior of leaves
Nos. 70 and 71, while no riveting has been
done on leaf No. 72. Leaf No. 73 has about
40 per cent of the skeleton erected, but no
riveting nor reaming has been done.
Mira flores-The work accomplished during
the month consisted in the fitting and securing
of the heel and upper pintle castings to the
bottom girders of leaves Nos. 100 to 103. in-
clusive (upper guard gates.) and leaves Nos.
112 and 113 safety y gates, upper locks )
The total Jonnage of lock gate material
erected on t Canal to September 1, 1912.
without regar to its being fully reamed or
riveted, was T787 tons, oit of a total of
58,000 tons, about 42 per-cent. Of this.
1,675tons.or anut threepercent, waserected
during the moih b of August. The total num-
ber of field ri ets driven was 1,375,888, or
about 23 per cent of the total number of field
rivets tobedriven: of which 213,66n, orabout
three percent. weredriven in August. Theton-
nage erected was about 48 per cent less than
in the preceding month, and the number of

risets driven was a small number in '-:t ss of
the preceding month.
Of the total of 36 recess covers at IGCtun, all
of which are erected, 14 remain to be align-ed
and grouted. At Pedro Miguel. all of the 211
covers for this lock have been erected, but
seven remain to be aligned and grouted. At
Miraflores, of the 24 recess cu\ers for the"*
locks, eight have been erected and bolted, but
none aligned and grouted.
The babbitting of all hollow quoins at Garun
and Pedro NMiguel has been completed and
the work inspected and accepted. The hollow
quoins for two leaves at MNiraflores have been
aligned and babbittd,. but not accepted t,.. the
end of the month.
The material manufactured b% th.' conrrac-
tors for one complete t hain fender machine,
and some A)1 the haw-epipe castings for other
chain fenders. arri ed on the lsthmu- during
the month. Haw-epipe ca'.tings for hain
fender pits N,s. .912 and 813. ,atun, "ere
placed in position, but aill not be boiled to
anchors unil the machine i s erected. All
parts fo, the machine to be installed in pit No.
813 are at the site of pit in readiness fur erec-
tion, with the exception of the plunger base
and anchor bolts, which parts have delayed
the starting of erection of the machine for this
The force of this subdivision, reporting di-
rectly to this office has cared for therechnical
matters relating to inspection, as- follow" -.
(I For the rising stem and cylindrical valie
machines. motors, and limit sw-r ches for anite.
and aurrliary cil-err v-alve machines, purchased,
under Circular No 614-Fifty-three rising
stem gate valve machines have been shipped
from the works of rhe contractors. Satis-
factor, delivery of the various groups, stated
in the contracts as parts not required to be
tested, is being made. but does not conform
entirely to schedule.
Seventy-four cylindrical valve machine_;
have been shipped from the works of the con-
tractor. To date, 58 machines have been re-
ceived on the Isthmus. in addition to the two
trial machines.
Six auxiliary culert ,alve machines ha\e
been received to date on the Isthmus.
Twenty motors for the rising stem gate
valve machines have been received on the
I'thmus, 16 for Gatun, and four for Pedro
Shipment has been resumed, ia Baltimore.
of material manufactured by the contractors
at \\heeling, \V. Va. This material has, for
the past few months, been shipped via New
York on account of the strike on the dock. at
(2) For the gate and girder hloisting machinery
for the emergency dams. purchased tnder Cir-
cular No 616-Test of the second girder hoist-
ing machine was conducted during the month
at the works of thc contractor in the United
States. The hand operating gear for this
machine was also tested, as well as the recon-
nected motors and solenoids.
The motors for operating the mechanism
for turning the emergency dam have been
tested, and were found to compIl with the re-
quirements of the specifications in ever,' re-
spect. Shipping authority has been issued

for a large number ul ihe m tri.- -.,hic:h are
to be used in c-jnnectii'n utth the operati'-n
ol the emergency dam-
i31 For the rock rua/:layv and wht;er n.h'trial
e'.litre thereto. pu rhaed under C.r,'itJrs ACs.
o01. n.' o3., 636-D. 04?, 64 to. and o.8-Ou4 t
,-I the 57 items of all of the about e a irculars.
52 item' are lU0 per cent completed, and
satisfactory progress is bein: made on rhe de-
livers Of the balance of the items.
141 F-,r the gate operaiing machines. Class I,
and niter forcing nuinchinei. Class 2. and tu,'ers
for same, CL'ajses 3 and 4. pi,'chaed undei Cir-
Ialar No'. 62;-Tei-t, i the two miter gate
moving machine. and on'- miter forcing ma-
chine were conducted during the month.
These three machine we-re installed rcmplete,
although remporars control wa, used :11n all
machines. Gates Nos i7 and 38 %cere c:.n-
trollid from a common point on the center
%all. It "as determined that the gates "wre
brought accuiratell to miter by the, miter gate
moving machine;, and locked-lffctivel. b% the
miter forcing machine. 'Gate No. 37 was
moved several inches from its miter positron,
and u\as forced home b, the miter forcing ma-
chine against the re-istance of the springs in
the strut. The general operation of all ma-
chine.s asa. saUt-istatoty.
Un-atisfactory prort-'s is bing; made in
the deli.er. of the various parts for the 90
miter gate mo ing machines. The foundation
bolts, washers, and pipes for the 90f ma:-ines
have been received complete.
Outline drawings of the miter gate moving
machine motors were approved during the
month, and it is expected that the manufac-
ture ol these motors will proceed rapidly.
I() For the equipment for the hydroelectric
station, purchased under Ciriular .\'No. 048-
The first turbine was dismantled at the shops
of the contractor, and, after asti.slactor' in-
spection, "as shipped,and is now on the Isth-
The first generator unit was a-sembled at
the works of the contractor for test, as well
as the second and third generator unit..
The 30-ton traveling crane, Class 3, has
been received on the lsthmus.
oI 'For electric toiur ngloconimoti-s, purchased
under Circular .Vo. 0-50-The Aork is pro-
gressing slowly on the the fir-[ locomotive,
owing to difficult. in obtaining -ati; actorv'
steel castings. and iz i- estimated that the
contractor will be about one m.,nth behind in
making delivery.
171 For the Spitlwa y gate machines and
piirnaps, purchased under Circular .No. 661-
The contractor, for the machines under this
circular advise that the first machine : would
be ready for test the latter part of August.
i -l For control apparatus for atl Ir.cki. pur-
chased tinder Circular NA. ri9- Ifh,- con-
tractor is submitting drawing- of apparatus
to be furnished under this circular, but they
are behind in this respect.
1O9. For motors, pumps, float sriatche. and
starters. purchased iinder C.rctilar No. 081-
\\ork has been commenc-d at the factory of
the contractor on the marnnulactiiure of the
twa trial pumps fi.,r the chain fender machines.
Drawings under this circular are being sub-
mitted by the different contrat-tors.
SlIJ) For crossovners. purchased under Cir-
cular No. ,88-The first cro-sover was as-
sembli-d at the works of the contractor. and,
after examination. it appeared to be satis-
factory. B1 th end of the month, four cross-
over-, had been received on the Isthmus.


A '% Sptembr 18, 1912.


ill.I For cable J'esieag.'d .n ticr. /a? ,...
05--No cable wa' rc:ivl on the I-.thmus
during the month.
During the month. 1.14010 cubic. \ards of
concrete were placed; amount previously re.
ported was 2,74.4 cubic yards,. bringing the-
total to date to 3,889.0 cubic yards
Temporary lighting was placed in various
valve machinery chamber-, operating tunnels.
Bonding,cross-bonding. and bonding around
gate pintle- is 08 per cent completed for the
track in-,talled. Five hundred ard ten feet
of steel conductor rail were-laid on the ea-t tall
return track, and necesean brackets and in-
sulators installed. Two hundred andl went%
feet of copper conductor rail Awere laid on east
wall toning track, an.l nece-:arn brackets and
insulators inrtalled.
During the m.mnth, 89S.7 cubic .aids of
concrete were placed; amount previously
placed was 479., cubic yard?, bringing the-
total t,, date t,-, 1,378.5 cubic yards. In ad-
dition to the abo)v:e 112 I2 cubic yards of
mortar were placed during the month.
Six hundred leet ,i supporting I-beams have
been placed. and 4001 leet oif return trat k hav-
been laid on these l-be rm-
At the mills, the follow ring material 'a-3
manufactured during the month- Nickel
steel. 3M.) tons; structural .irbon steel. 19.S
tons; turning anid wediine machinery. 55.2
At the shups, the following material wa'
fabricated during the. month; Nick I steel, 650
tons: structural carbon steel, 100 tun': turn-
ing and wedging machincri. 8U.6 tin-..
Th.- ruller bearings fir the- ;at:s and yokes-
for one dam were fitted in plac,.. the tests re-
quired prior to accept.anc:- 'ere made. ind the
bearings i..,unri satisfactory .
Thie e.nditin uic f the \ork tir each 'icim i-.
as Ioll.iwc'
Gattin., eaft N.n.- \ickel -.:e.l .100 per ce-nt
completc.-d and -hipp jc.: itrue :ijral carb-.in
steel, a th cx.ir -pttin .,I iaret-, luUi per c r-nt
completed and zhippe.l, g, gte, ,II.Ji per cent
completed, an-I SU per cent bhipp,.d; turnin-e
and wedgirng mchiner-n, 100 per cent corn-
pletd. and OU per cent shipped.
II'e:t dao -Ni kcl .tetl, 100 rIcr cent c'nm-
pltr d ajnl .hipp ed: .tru..tural ,'arb.in 'tvel,
wiltI e'xce->ptii',n O gat--e,. 101 per vi-nt cJm-i
pletedi and shilI-tli: gates, '8 per cent com-
pkltLeel; turning a-cnd welc.ing machinery, IUfe
per tent complex red. and 90 pr cent shilpred
Pedro ,Mign t, ,ast d.iw,,--Nickel .tctl 99
per cent rilkcel. . per .:vrit punchle-, ;5 pf r
cent ass.e nibl'-.], 50 pLr cent rr.cted, and 45
per Stnt iniheid; t: t ru i ral Icarb.._n 'tedl, in-
cluding aJtc--. ')99 per i l.nt r..ll..., turning and
"ailging machizer.-r. I U pt-r cent compl.:red
in loundrics. and 50i p, r cer't co.,nipl-ted in
-,h .li,.
II It Jt N,- \Nik.. t[ I1. ''r [ri.r cLnt rolled.
9:; l..:r. .tnit punch-d SO p.:r ent a--itunb.d, ,5
per .,:r,.r ri-veri-I, and 60 per cttnt fini-hir:d,
striiciural .arl.-,n -te l, including. g-tr'- 9''.
plr citit rollel, gattd., c'.:tj per .nrt c-iom-
plh uil turinriu an!l eilgiri nJ m ,i.hin.-rs 100
per ctnOt. mi iinipl. t(l n i.iuri. iut--. and 5U per
.t'rnr .,m plktd [i n .h...p .
,l.'.itqfre., a.'t di.n.- Nickel tecl. 75 per
C i!lt rIh. d _- ruin. r.il e.arh.in -t. l .5 ;let


cent rolled, turning and nedging machinery.
30 per cent completed in lhundries.
f'est damn-The condition of the \iork for
thi' dam i- the same a- that f.ur the east dam
at Miraflore:.
Gattin, reat damn-Material delivered at site
of dam, 1.824 tons. All wicket girders, rack
and track segments for turning quadrant,
part of bottom chord of lone arm, and com-
pre--sion chord of horizontal trus-, have been
placed in temporary. position. All wedge seats
for short arm of dam, center ca-tine, center
pivot r including upper, center-r, and loner
disc, and uppercenter casting, i have bI- n ,er
in I-tr manent po-ition. Longitudinal and
transverse center girder., both bottom chords
of short arm, and trailing wheels at center
including their structural supp,,rts have
been bolted together read% for riveting. The
total tonnaRe of material placed in permanent
position, and that bolted together ready for
riteing,. is 3o5 tons.
Galin. -e-:t dam--Material delivered at -ite
,._f dim, 1,371 tons.
iC,, sir 'etton- Range No. -4 I c-ld lnumher
'I I,. Pa. 'tic Diiision-Both totiers are
.'iripletIdl. v.ith the exception of hanging
-tel lant,-rn door, painting towers, and in-
.,talline permanent lights.
Ranee' N.,. 12.13 i'old naimtter 1.-.i Pau- ,ic
Di;:-,', -Fr'.,nt to,,er, foundation i- com-
pletc-d and t'empourar, frame tower has been
ec-rried thireon. Rear rower, completed.
except the steel lantern door must be hung
tower painted, and light in-talled.
Range 1-2 iovi1 neeiitbo 13-14.' Pacific
Dni's.io'n--Bo.h tower- are completed. except
that tair railin, mu-t be erected, -tecl lan-
tern .eoi,_ hunt, tow.'er' painted. and per-
mantnt lights in-talled.
Range No .r,, .-a'.ti,,c DOi-sion-Both
toner' are complte,.I, aith ,he exceptio-n *of
eri-tr ing stair railing,. hangin-; st-el lantern
dot ors, painting5 tio Le r-. and in.stallin, per-
manent light-
Runs V,,. 21-.2- Gain Lake ecitonp-Front
tu"Lr e-,.mplcted. exe-.\e: that do'r mu-r he
hUinc. -itLLI Jadder crc ted, leariern elat- --t
in place, tro\e r pjint.l-, a.nd licht in-italed.
No, u..rk ha- as )it b-en -.l.n on the rear
toJu -r o thli-. rnge.
Ranee A -.. 24.25. CGatl, LaiLhr e..i,:.-Both
tov.ers ire completed, except that -re-l lantern
doors mui-t be hung, tuwers painted. and lights
inAialled. The s-tair railhn n must al-o be
erected in rear to ler.
Rancc .\o. /-2, Gtiitn La/:t seitci--Fr.,nt
tuwer is -:omlili.t-i ex.-ept ihat stair railing
must be erected. stc l Ilntern do.Jir hung, and
touer painted. Rida lot',t,-Thi-s t.-wer is
lict:-d orn tho rock till in the rear ulof the north
cnd of the nes-t wall of the upper locks at
Gatun. In rIrder S. --ecure a Qneid found-atirin
for th,- rmnl..rcci ti., er, the focal plane Lfl
which will be at X2 fert four inche, above the
lock wall-, it i- rn:-es.ar to go ,dc.u n to rock.
A cylinlric.il reinlorccd concrete caisson
foundiat ,n. IlS f.et -,\t:rnal diarrn-.eter, and 15
ft t -ix in..ht ; internal diameter, is, therefore,
bcin sink. Thi.t sate i the tower wao leveIled
,'f at lk.aioCn p.lu' SL, andI the fir-t section
ui the aci-an. ,ix fic,.t in height., as cast and
sunk Another -ix fi-et of cylinder was cast
in place'. and the "hole gradually, -unk. This
prte_-s i repeated '.-very six feet. At the
end f the- iiinrh. 24 f-..rt nf t\ linder had been

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cast in place and sunk to plus 62. The con-
crete in the cylinder amounted to 63.6 cubic
yards. The excavation. not including the
preliminary leveling off, amounted to 184
cubic yard-. At present, the caisson is being
*unk at the rate of 12 feet every .ix days.
Range No. 5-6, Gatln Lake section-The re-
infoiced foundation for the front tower, 20
feet in diameter and 24 feet high, was com-
pleted, and the towver \as finished, except that
the vestibule must be constructed, the steel
ladder erected, the lantri n glass set in place.
toic r painted, and the light installed.
Range No. j--, Galui Lake section-The
itre lur the front tower was selected and
leveled off. Practically all of the material
had been delivered at the site and the founda-
tion slab was in place. The front section,
four feet high, of the forms for the submarine
foundation was in place. The construction
party is quartered in camp at this station.
Beacon No. 5, Pacific Division-Five con-
crete bearing piles were driven to refusal.
Beacon No. 7, Pacific Division-Five con-
crete bearing piles, 35 feet long, were driven
to refusal and capped with a concrete slab.
The reinforced concrete caisson, forming the
base of the beacon, was towed to the site and
sunk in place. The steel skeleton frame tower
u\as erected, and the steel members were en-
cased in concrete up to and including the
watchroom floor.
Beacon No. 8, Pacific Didision-Five con-
crete bearing piles, 30 feet long, were driven
to refusal and capped with a reinforced con-
crete slab in the shape of a cross.
General plant of lighthouse subdivision at
Balboa-The following reinforced concrete
material was cast during the month: Fifty-
two reinforced concrete stair treads, eight
stair stringers, four 48-inch by 48-inch gas
buoy sinkers, and live 24-inch by 24-inch
spar buoy sinkers.
lest breakwater light, Limon Bay--The
reinforced concrete caisson, 4l feet by 46 feet,
na, completed at Nlindi powder dock up to a
height of 25 feet; the outside forms were
stripped off, ;ind on Aauust 6, it was towed
our into Lim in Bay and -unk in 20 feet of
.,jater. It will remain there until the riprap
foundation at the outer end of the west
breakwater is completed.
.inzeys-To obtain better locations for the
rcai towers of Ranges No;. 11-12 and 21-22,
the tangents of both ranges were prolonged
and suitable locations found. Gas buoy No.
37 ia-t located at Bohio and referenced.
Atlantic Division.
E..ca:-laion-During the month, the excava-
tion for the locks backfill and construction
tracks amounted to 105.954 cubic yards.
Bru cilt-Backfilline behind the side and
center walls iof the lock; was continued. The
quantai, placed during the month aggregated
10J.,i'10 cubic yards. The toral placed to
September I, amounted to I,i75,664 cubic
a, :rd-.
R .ecri;tng and issni:e nmalrical-The issues
at sand exceeded the receipts by 1.086 cubic
yard-, the receipts of cement exceeded the
conisumpzion by 2,323 barrels,; the issues of
rock amounted to 6,35? cuoic yard.;, no rock
bctino received.
.I1:mig and placing plants-Plant No. I.
and the portable mixers, were kep: in satis-
factory operation during the month.
LCt'n.rete a-ork-There was a decrease of
1.237 5 cubic yards in the amount of concrete

September 18, IOl-'.


laid, as compared with the figures for the pre-
ceding month. The daily average for the
27 working days was 254 cubic: lards, a, com-
pared with a dal-, average of 311 .ubic yard,
during July. The total amount ,f concrete
placed during the month wa- r.,955 cubic
yards. The bucket measurement exceeded
the place measurement by Ill cubic a 3rds.
Of the total, 3,763 cubic yards were placed in
the upper lock, 1.474 Lubic arts in the
middle lock, and 1,6171 cubic ards. in the
lower lock. The concrete work for the entire
lock system \,a- 94.30 per cent completed on
September 1.
Length of wor king day (hours)............ 9.00
Average number of hours per day worked.
per strand of cableway laying concrete
(actual working Lime) ...... .. ... .42
Average number of muixers per day... .. 2.00
Average hourly output per mixer (actual
working time) cubic yards ... ..... 41.87
Average amount of concrete laid per hour.
per strand of cableway (actual working
time) cubic yards ... .. ............... 23.74
Concrete laid (cubic yard-) cableways..... .612 00
Concrete laid (cubic yajdsl derricks .. .. 3.354.00
Concrete Laid (cubic yards) portable mixers 41.00
Total amount of concrete laid (cubic yards) 7.007 00
Construction during the month increased
the total fill, as determined by cross section of
the material in place, by 244,618 cubic yards,
making the total amount in place 20.235.385
cubic 'aids. On September 1, the Dam was
92.2 per cent completed.
Hydraulic filt-The dredges increased the
hydraulic fill by 43,589 cubic yards, making
the total h,.draulic fill in place August 31
10.061,416 cubic yards.
Dry fill-The material received from the
steamshovels, amounting to 201,029 cubic
yards, was placed on the north and oiiuth
toes ol the Dam, east and west of the Spill-
way, making the total dr- fill in place 10,173,-
960 cubic yard,.
Hydroelectrti plant-During the month,
1,974 cubic yards o( rock were removed bU
crane in preparing foundations for the hydro-
electric plant, increasing the total excavation
for this purpo-e to 92,s49 cubic %ards.
.Concrete-The woik of placing concrete
was continued, the amount placed during the
month aggregating 1,223 cubic yards. The
concrete work for the Spillway was 91.10 per
cent completed.
Backfill-There Aas no backfilling done dur-
ing the month, the total remaining at 16.495
cubic yards.
Excavation-There was no excavating done
during the month, the total remaining at
1.591,086 cubic yards.
Dredging from the ocean to Mindi-Four
dredges removed 377,718 cubic yards ol earth,
and 51,697 cubic yards of rock, from the Canal
prism. In addition, the dredge Mindi re-
moved 48,552 cubic yards of coral rock 'from
the slip between Docks 16 and 17, Panama
Railroad Company's Crstobal terminal docks.
On August 31st, 40 feet of water could be car-
ried from zero to zero plus 2,100 feet, 55 feet
to mile post 4 plus 3,500 feet, 30 feet to mile
post 5 plus 2,000 feet, 20 feet to mile post b
plus 1,900 feet.
Approach to Galun Locks-Two dredges re-
moved 69,098 cubic yards of earth, and 15,460
cubic yards of rock, from the Canal prism.
During the month, 9,556 cubic yards of rock

were shipped to Toi'm Point for ij in con-
struction of the breakwater.
In connection with thi, service plant
steamed 2,056 miles handled lal) baigpe. and.)
carried 1,115 passengers
During the month, the single track tre-tie
was extended 1201 ineal feet. On September 1,
the trestle extended 11,267 lineal feet from
shore. Nine thousand three hundred and
thirty-two cubic yards of Porto Bello rock
were unloaded, making the total to Septem-
ber 1st. 83,143 cubic yards.
The reservoirs, water mains, sewers, roads,
and oil pipe lines were maintained and extend-
ed as required to facilitate construction work.
Work was continued on the Colon street
Central Division.
During the month of August. the total
amount of material excavated by the Central
Division was 1,094,132 cubic %ard., of which
197.597 cubic yards were classified as earth
and 896,535 cubic yards as rock. The total
of 1,094.132 cubic yards was removed by
steamshovels. Of the total, 1,06;.7i00 cubic
yards consisted of primary e-xcavati.-.n froni
the Canal prism, and 26.832 cubic yards were
removed from the Obi-po Diversion.
The daily average number of steamsho-.els
at work during the month nas 34.11, and the
total number of shovel days was 921. as com-
pared with 38.71 at work during the month of
July. with 1.006' shovel days.
For comparison with the work done by
steamshovels during the corresponding month
of the previous Near, the following table has
been prepared-

I Es Classification of oi >4 .
Period ed bya material. Z .l
shovels -- c 'c
kock. Harth. 0 "

1911- Ca. Yd. Cu. Yd! Cu. Yds C. I
Aug 1 4.14 2 3: )3i.9 173 9 -'i 6 I 316 f,
Aug 1U91.1:? e. 5 15 197 5 : 34 11 27 1 1iS7.9
Rainfall at Empire- 1911. 5 9 ms.: 1912. '10 53 ins
The abo,.e table show- the average output
per shovel to be 9.57 per cent le-- than in
August. 1911.
The total amount ,f, material excavated
from the Culebra section of the Central Divi-
sion in August, 1912-1.094.132 cubic yard.-
wa~ the lowest record in that section for the
month of Augusr, sinIe Augu-t, 1907, when
only 786,660 cubit yard-s were removed
The total estimated amount ol material
(dryexcavation I to b,- r:mcsed in the Central
Division. according to revi'e'd testimate of
July 1, 1912, was 106,116,221 r.ubi: ,.anlri
and, up to S,-ptember lr112.o,(832,1 79 ubhn
yards had beer removed, leairin., 9.2S4.10142
cubic yards to be removed, in ordr-i t[i., owm
plete all dry excavation in the Central Divi-
sion. From these figures, it will be :-..cn that
91.25 per cent of all excavatin in i tilt Central
Division had been accomplished up to the
close of the month of August, and the amijunt
to be removed was 8. 7 5 per n r
Considering the t\,o -ectioni which com-
pose the Central Division, the e.L.asation.
completed, and that et to be complktcd, at
the close of August operation; was, as lollo.ws:
Completed .... .. ...... . 84 447.;124
To be ciompr.leted ...... .. .. 9. 284 u142
Completed.. ............ ... .. 12 .34.6355
From the above figures, it will be seen that

The Culebra _ciLtion, lo. aill known a- Cule-
bra Cut" is 90 09 per t-nt umpleted, \.i(h
0.91 per cent tI be complir.td The Chagres
-ction i- completed -.olaras dr' excavation is
Sr)n ern-:], bit ir i, eatirnatd that about
300,JOt cubic ,ards ...I'f et excavation will
have to .be ri-nias d in thi- section n
During their month, 40,05 cubir yards il
mat,.rijI %ert-r durnped in the embankment lor
the ni.-, roadh.ed lf hic reluiati.n of the Pana-
ma rajlroIa, 'n.:.r ins. the: tutal amount a-d
for this- purpi_.-c r,:, 4,.3b ,002 cuol.i.. ,.rd-.
During the mnnth, n, nmatcnrl wa- Lur-
nished to the AtlantiI [lti-ion fior u.e in t[he
construction of th: I .JttiIn D'Jai, the total
amount remaining at 5,374.311J cubi.Lc ard
There were furnished during the month ti
the Panama railroad, 7,3o7 cubic :.ard- of
material for the terminals in Colon.
The daily average number of laborers at
work on the whole divisiondurinng the month
wa- 5,435, while the daily average number of
gold empluoes was 585.
Pacific DiWlsion.
E.r.-a..oatn-The total exc-avation during
the month amounted to 195,556 cubic yards,
uf which 91,,:6S cubic yards s were classified as
earth and 103,6S cubic yard- a' rock.
F,::n i and e'nbantment-During the munth
of August, 12,481 cubic yards of dry filling
were added t..i the prism of the Pedro Miguel
we-'t dam, increa'mg the total amount ot
material hn place at the end ol the month to
01 1,072 cubic yard-. The backfill at Pedro
Miguel was increased by 25.3UI cubic yards .
the total quantity in place at the cli-e uf the
month being 693.42) cubic ;ards.
At Mliraflnres, the dry filling in the toes of
the \est dam. was increased b,, 45,140 cubic
yard-, making the total quantities of dry and
hydraulic filling in place at the end of the
month, I,. 24,584 cubic yards, and 661.04-
cubic yards, r-spectivl\. 1he baLkfill at
Nliradiofre- "a- increased by 78,0o9 cubic
yards in-ra-m*ini the onal amount in place at
the end olI thte ni-'.rth to 7.S3,2o; cubic yards
Pdro .he;,ct Leot-During the m,.nth,
exca.-atiiri Aa- rcontinue-. in the Canal prism,
-jiith of Pedlro Nli uel lo k, in the vicinait
of the guiJde wall e\teni.on. Tv.' iteam-
h.'.'els 'iere ngag 'td in This work, anid the
-p.il was used printipall, for the topping iu
the wxest dam, and lor filling the middle of the
luuser guide wall. Line rt: tc.imh, el continued
the exca'ajtia-.n fur the north%.%st wing tall.
The amiunr ol iron pl.iaced in the masonry
aigregated s,4.200 p.-und-
Lerigthoi .orLingcai (houri .. 8.00
Arv-r.ee number of houri per day worked
ii-tilc Onc'rete and Inage stone l ctIual.
working tlim e) .. ....... . 11
Average number of mixer per day 4 4-
Aveiage hourly oUtpUt p-r miser i.:tual

L rc t- c ron,- ii. .-: ubic ,jrad
C'urni Le lid tubc .a 6413 00
Toialconcetelxir.cibic: aards I t 6 (.0C
MIXtig plxnt rousinei ol one :'--:biL'' 3rd mixer.
daily average nuciber U i63. an.d a dolN asrage ol 3 ?2
one-hal cubic yard rp.ner:- Piajin; ani cr n ni-istiId
a daily atr.L oi 3 -' U'I.'IILu ubhc y.nd rnixrs cai-
chiarginge diE>.il into aimI' r.-I i daily average or
n.52 Iao:omotnei- cranes or deirin:is
Cotnctete :'uk-1 he ttal amount of con-
crete and Iarg sine aid at Pedro Miguel Hta
6,413 cubic tards. a- compared with 11.59
Lubic yardss durinri lulh' The concrete ta=
placed. .1 inlIo,- T I, rh..u-and five.hun-



dred and fourteen cubic \ard i
east ning wall, 398 cubic yards
weqt wine nall. 591 cubit yar-
wall. 133 cubic yards in the cen
cubic %ard< in the west wall, 76
in the flcor.. 014 cubic yards in t
win n%%all, 234 .ubic yards in
guide wall, 69 cubic yards aror
operating tunnel "A." 56 cubic
ducts in operating tunnel "C." a
yards in northwest core wall.
Miraflores Locks-Dry exca\.
pally in the Canal prism. south
was continued with eight stear
poI being used for backfilling
ea-t and west lock walls. for hi
dam, and for filling swamps.
cuts are being made. one on the
on the west side of the Canal pr
the high ground Aeparating thep
shovel and hydraulic excavatio
the view of expanding the cong
shotel area to the south. New
are being opened up in the swa
of the present dike across the C
rare of the output of the prop
in steamshovel equipment. T
ti"n of the north approach wall a
wing wall was continued. Cr
are being driven for the found
northwest wing wall. The am
placed in the masonry amount
Concrete -w.ork-The total am
create and large stone laid at A
75.38S cubic yards, as compared
cubic yardss during July. The
placed, as follows: Six hundred
eight cubic %aids in northeast
5.378 cubic yardss in north center
9,093 cubic yards in east wall.
tards in center wall. 12,615 cu
west %all. 1,059 cubic yards in
cubic yards in southeast t wing
cubic 5ards in south center gu
cubic yards around ducts, 93 ci
which were placed in operating
and 50 cubic yards in operating

Lengihof working day bourse .
Average number of hours per da I
la3 mg concrete and large stone
Sact ual working uime).
.S average number of mixcrs -erd .a,
Average hour output per mier.
ad.'tual working tifTel cubic'
Average amount of concrete and
large stone laid p-er hour per
ber, or chamnbr -crane. iictual
wolking timer cubic sArd ,

Large stonc [aid
Concrete laid tclbc s anirl ;
Total -concretelaiJ cubn: saMi 5;
Four chamber cranes, two berm c
!-cubic -'ird auilinr c.r,rcrete mixers
hours a rd-,i. Permanmnl plant c
berm cranes and iour chamber cranes.
consutedi of a daily average of tw
muiers. and a- daily average of 6.0-4
. i-d mutrs. Output of two-cubic a
[,lac'-'1 b." -iamber cranes; output of on
miser U-a discharged directly into tor
locomoL,t.' cranes or derricks, of whi.
avergn ot 2.7 per day.
The foll.,s'ing is a state
output of the six dredges, w

in the north-
in the north-
-P in th>> east
ter wall, 321
5 cubic %ards
he southeast
south center
und ducs in
yards around
and 418 cubic

nation. princi-
of the locks,

operation during the month, and the amount
of material exifivated hNdraulically"

Vot. II., No. 4.

$363,073.51. and the fees to $1,703.92. Re-
ceipts from stamp and card sales, and news-

DREDGE. Type. WR. P.NT. Total. Remarks.
Earth Rock. Earth. Rock. _______
Ca. Yds Cu. s C Yds Cu. Vds.; Cu. Yda.
Cardenas ............. Dipper. ......... 17.150 .... .......... 1;.150 Place measurement
Corozal................. Ladder.. 32 39 52.73S .......... ..... ... 105.477 Place measurement
Marmot................... Ladder.... 3Q 955 2.675 ................... 42.6 Place nieasurment
Badgere.................... Ladder. 131.111 ..... ... ................ 131 :11 Placemenasuremen
Mole . ..... Ladder. 9 F56 2..300 ................... ?12 156 Scow measurement
Culebra ................... Suction.... 18 200 .............................. 19.-_0 Scow measurement
Total ........... ... . ............ 12? S61 74., 3 ......... ....... 49r ;24
Hydraulic excavation .... ............ -5 (o3* ....... .. .................... 75.031 Place measurement
Grand total ... 497.92 4.663 ...... ...... .. 5:2.755
'Excavated from Canal prism. south of Mirafiores lock site.

behind the Approximately 49,111 cubic ard- uof -and
ling the west were excavated at Punta Chame and de.
Te, pioneer liveted at Balboa sand bins..
ism, through ENGINEERING.
resentsteam- The reservoirs. Skater mains. se-ers. and
n areas, with oil pipe lines were maintained and esmended
ested steam- as required to facilitate construction %ork
anal, totake Length ol workingday Ihours).. .. .. 8 00
osed increase Average number of hours per day (actual
he construc- Average number of cubic tards cruhet-d per
and northeast hour :er working da . 289 63
Average number ol cubic yard, crushed per
eosoted piles workinghour . . .. 3.05
nation of the Total output for the month (cubic yardi) 7u 3t.3 00
ount of iron Ouartermaster.s Department.
*d to 1;,61s Labor-The shortage in unkilled labor at
10 cents an hour continued.
mount of con- Buildings-Tnele buildings, Balboa were
t iraflores demoli-hed during the m,,nth and the
i oith 66,076 work r-f miinmg and reerecting buildings at
concrete w-as Ancon was completed \ork on the addition
i d thi- to the dining room and ballroom .,f the Hotel
t wing wairty- Tivoli as co,mmenced. Two lalbirers bar-
guide wall, racks hae been muted from Ctorg.ona and
,r guide wall, are eming reerected at Cororal. Two lT pe-14
40c 10ards in house. which are in the hide area at Culebra.
flb oors, in are being demclished.and will be reerected at
floorswall, 1.386 Corozal. One Type-18 house is to be taken
idwall, 4,8 166 down at Bas Obispo and also reerect d at
idebic yards of143 Corozal. The Commission clubhuu-e at
tunnel a Culebra is being demolished on account of
tunnel "C." being included in the -lide area.
tunnel "C O Quartersr-The increase nf force on the
a3XTARY cos- Pacific end of the Canal has taxed the capacity
ALO_______S, of the quarters in the districts of Ancon. Coro-
anent Ai.u r zal. and Pedro Miguel \Vith the house-. nonw
ant Plant. being moved and reerected. additional quar-
12 o O8& 12 00 ters will be provided for 136 additional gold
bas helor emplo es.
6 0o 6 .Mlaterial and supplies-The value ol ma-
00 terial receded dunng the month was S1.113.-
r t 6_1 701.57. '"upplies %ere delivered by 34 steam-
ers. the total neigh: of cargo. ex. lu-ive of
lumber. piling, and ties. being 26 383 ton-.
53 5; .. Sublistence Department.
The operation .if the European laborers.
;.s uni;.63 o00 messe- -colored laborer-' kitchens, and line
hottils -huoed a net profit of $4.;32.4;. The
:ss W .6r0.0. opera.ion of the Hotel Tivorh hhc.wedi a net
ranes, and two loss ol $1 513.16. and there %as a net loss on
worked twelve
insistedd of four penitentiary re-taurant,. tuts, anddredges of
Auxiliary plant $1 41. The net profit on subsistence opera-
o 2-cubic yard tion, nas $3.217.90.
one-hall cubic Department of Civil Administration.
ard mixers was T
e-half cubic yard COURTS.
ns. or placed by During the month. one civil case uasdis.-
ch therewas an p.sed ,A'l in the Supreme Court. 91 citil and
46 criminal ,:ases in the Circuit Courts, and
ALBOA SHOPS, 35ciil and 51b criminal case; in the Di-trici
which were in M,:,ne. order sales tur August amounted to


paper postage, aggregated S7.992.02. The
total collection of revenues made by the divi-
sion was $18,821.63. and the collection on ac-
count of court fines, costs, and fees. $2.393.19.
Twenty-five vessels entered at, and a like
number cleared from the port of Ancon: and
15 %esselsentered at, and 18cleared from the
port of Cristobal.
The total number of persons arrested was
522. of whom 466 were men and 56 women.
Twenty-(our nations. or 41 separate states
and dependencies were represented. The
total number of arrests for the month
was a increase of 45. as compared with
the month of July. Twelve convicts were
committed to the penitentiary., and 10
%ere discharged, having 137 convicts in con-
finement at the close of the month. The cost
of guarding and subsisting the convicts was
S2.683.75, and the value of their work on
Canal Zone roads was $2.468.95.
Three fires were reported in the Canal Zone
during the month. The damage to private
property was S65.
In the city of Panama, the average daily
consumption of water was 1.710.209 gallons,
and in Colon, 1.325.784 gallons. The usual
inspection and maintenance work in this divi-
sion was performed during the month.
The -chools were pot in session during the
Department of Sanitation.
The total number of deaths from all causes
among employes was 42. These were divided,
a? follow- Frem disease, 12: from violence.
10. giving the annual average per thousand
if 7.63 and 2.38. respectively on the basis of
the number of emplo es estimated by the De-
part ment of Sanitation. The annual average
death rate per thousand among employes for
the month of August. 1911. wa- 9.17.
The annual average death rate per thou-
sand in the Canal Zone. and in the cities of
Colon and Panama, including both employes
and nonemployes. was 25.69. This rare is
based upon a population in the Canal Zone
of 62.810. according to the census of February,
1912, and a population in Panama and Colon
of 47,172. and 20.232. respectively, as esti-
mated by the Department of Sanitation.
The annual average death rare per thousand
among the same classes of population for the
month of August. 1911, nas 20.31.
Segregating the white' from the blacks, the
annual average death rate per thousand from
disease among employes was: For whites,
6.91, blacks. 7.86. giving a general average
lor disease of 7.63. For hre same month il,:r-
ing 1910. the annual average death rate per

September I1, 1912.


thousand from disease among whites was
5.28; blacks, 8.11,. giving a general average of
7.35; and for ihe same month during 1911,
whites. 6.45; blacks, 6.23. giving a general
average of 6.27.
Among employes during the month, deaths
from the principal diseases awere. as follows:
Haemoglobinuric fever, one; lobar pneu-
monia, nine; malaria fever, E. A one;
tuberculosis, eight, leaving 13 deaths trom all
other diseases, and 10 deaths from extErnal
No cases of yellow fever, smallp,,, or
plague originated on, or were brought to the
Isthmus during the month.
GEO. W. GOETHALS, Chairman.

Capt. Courtland Nixon sailed for New
York on the Colon, on Sunday, September
15, on his annual leave of absence.
Capt. Frank. 0 Whitlock, accompanied by
his family, sailed for the United States on
the Ancon, on Thursday, September 12, on
annual leave.

Civil Service Examinations.
Examination will be held, probably. on
October 27, for the po.ition of stenographer
and typewriter, I.thmian Canal Service,
stenographer and typewriter. Philippine Set -
ice; and typewriter. Isthmian Canal Service.
Persons interested should request a ,opyv
of Form 1424, which contains informatiuri
in regard to the above named examinations.
Applications will not be receit'ed after uc-
tober 2; this date may be changed il nece;-ary.
Competitors in the ahose named examina-
tions must bring their own typewriting ma-
chines to the examination room.
It is to be noted that in answer to ques-
tions as to residence, applicants mu-t show
such residence in a State or Territory oi the
United States, and county there'lf, up to the
time of filing appitcatofn.
Culebra, C. Z., September 14, 1912.
-- - -- --& -_-
Canal Zone Postal Savings Bank Transactions.
A statement of Canal Zone postal savings
bank transactions at Canal Zone post-offices,
for the month of August, follows :
Postal Savings Postal Savinga
NAME OF OFFICE. CertiicatMe Certificatea
Issued. Paid.

Ancoa ..... 6 ilS.UO
Balboa .. .. .8.0c, 00
Baa Obispo 645 00
Corozal ...... 00
Cristobal .. i.1i 00
Culebra........... 9.8it 00
Empire .... 5.256 00
Gaun ... . 10.056 00
Gorgona.... .. 16.455 00
Las Cascadas ... 5.137 00
Match ...... ;06 00
Miraflores... 4.818 00
Parauso ...... 6.3 68 00
Pedro Miguel .. 1.3. 00
Crisrobal. Sla.4.A. 395 00
Cnrstobal.Sta B 131 00
Total. I 111 804 00

4 i ;0 OIl
; 5U1 UO

i- W
19) ?13 Old
b hSt) VI)
S U31 u1
4 q12 UO
8 640 uO
12 514V 00
6 224 00
209 0t)
2.V5o 00
3.830 00
11.085 00UO
21' 00
692.475 M

Pilots, Mates. Masters, Engineers, Chauffeurs.
Examinations for pilots, mates, masters,
and engineers; and for chauffeurs, will be held
by the Board of Local Inspectors, at the Ad-
ministration Building, Ancon, on Wednesday.
September 25, 1912, at 8 a. m. All applicants
for licenses as chauffeurs must secure from the
Department of Civil Administration, Execu-
tive Office, Ancon, forms of application, and

information respecting the filling out of the
same, nut later than the day previous to the
examination. All applicants for examination
must be present at the Admini.tratiun Build-
ing at 8 a. m., on September 25. with paper-
in proper form. In addition, applicants for
chauffeurs' licenses must demonstrate their
ability to properly operate an automobile,
and must have the automobile with them.

Ancon Crusher.
The following is a staten-int of rock cru.ched
at Ancon quarry during the week ending
September 14:

DTrE Hnurs Cubic
i worked. V rd.
Scpten.,her q 5; 2.4SiJ
Spterhber 10 .. A 30 3.33l
'Sep[,'tlem r II i 335 2 ;24
September I2 5 2 I_
Serlernbcr 13 410 1 66,

Total 36 16 3 o'

Edwardt Ray. an employ :ye cf the ic (-lintic-
NMar-hall Con-truction Company at Gatun,
died in Colon Hospital on Se-tembelcr 13. Hei
%as 40J ',Ear, of age, srinle, and had beULn ,n
the Ilthmu- 19)m.nthr -.tomuin hue. Ir..nim Ihio,.

Killed in Fall from Lock l.ill.
Lawrence B Fay, an a.-istant engineer in
the Firz.t Divioion. ell fr,..m the upper east
%allof iGatun Lock-, onto thi. flour lt th,:
east chamber of th,: middle Iu-k. a dis-
tance of about 105 feet, at 9.45 a m ,un
Tuesday. September 1-I, causing, among other
injuries, a compound fracture ol the ekull,
from which death resulted almo.:st instantly..
it is belietuld that ahile standing in the I.:,.k
wall. he wd, seized with a spell olI tertito or
dizziness. He was ?2S ,ers old, inlt-. anid
had been on the li.thmus since January 5.
1911. His hume uas in I\ashingtmn. D.C.

Gamun 1Dam Spillay..
Theconcretc work in theSpi!lway ofGatun
Dam is over 91 per cent completed, 205,60;
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,010, having
been placed at thecluoe of nork on September
14. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last neek, and of the total in
place, follows:


S:t timber

DTE. Concrte H tirs No0.
Ld worked. inr,,

Ci4.. Yds.
II so I


Previous re.uurtL J
Grand 1,..t

280 I Uo)

21'. 11:
30o .'-i !

Band Concert
A concert will be gnten by the Ithrnian L 3nal Con.
mtusion Band it Parao- C Z 5un-i.. ..:piemher 22.
it 2 p. m. r"T e prugrain I'oll-...w
1. M1arcrh--I t .iu bi ,l..
2 Stlrction-fhe Red i'.I.v., c.L,=t
3. k'lt-- rr^ J,.-lI're 1'let',j-
4. 0,eitEur--l. i iiti.r K'n" Ad tn
5. Popular nultibr relle t
6. The Broudway Rri'ir? Lamps'
ItEstictairoin th. [atcit Bru.,iwai hiLrs )
7. Medley of popular 'onit. u .on Tilez.r
8. Grand fIntaste--JHomi 5ucet II.",nse Ite
lits rt .\.ohund .... L3anpe
9. March- The ariahe. .. S. P. Harii
CuALru.S E JENNINGs. .a, uical Duector
The next concert wll be given dt Hotel Tivoli.
September 29.


Effects of Drf Seasons on Quantity of \\jter
in Storage.
The patr dr% 'eai.on. January. I to. April 30
'1112, %a.i the drie-st .,-i, rved in the labt 22
i'. ar- l, t., 1912., the c.c:rate dtlch.irge lof
the CGatn l:Uke at'ershed h,.in 705 cubic' ect
per ',_., .nd, aherta.- the average di,-harge
idrint the prea,'viii record dr sc.-i on wa-
1.11l cubic Ifet per 'rcond.
The [filliowin. rt..ulatith n -horis the nmax'-
murrm and ninininium li-Lthar.t at Gatun dtir-
ini the la-t 22 air,, and ahl-, the avt.rage ii--
charge durireiL the -.ime pi:rhiid.
Disi M -:i mi kl.R \'L.Ai M ', 1 T. .APRIl 31i I%
(-1 S-i F.E; FT K P Ii 1IJUMJ.
[l i :'J.'i II.. D." 'J', < "/'N" Ai Ir."lh ss and d'..
ii ir in- l .1 */J ;, [, p l J i',., 'i iiulre

i'Er.-.'.. P'Oi I' ,l i 9i1 u' 22
E g r -J I,',
mrIarth,' b 017 : 11 13.971 (,5 5 r,;4 '
F.,ziJ Jrr> [,'r.0i 1 'I' 4 I 191 6 b.518 791 % u 4
Ii .:r .,.1ar 4 526 ; 1t-4 11.48b 4.r ,ti ; 402
The fic:..n- in L-L.LL Ij 1-.:.' m ii-.-.i,-: rMaximuMir or
mi r'll', ur i i i:.:Ja ifr
The r,.ctrd tdr, -tj-1.rn it 1'12 is of interest,
mainly, or, acco-unt ,nl the effect a similar dr.
-edaun, o cuii ring alttEr the upe ning of the:
Canal, amld hive un the I, kage rapaj it, ui
the Canal, withoutt liai- ring the like -_urlace
-,ifficitnt to limit th.: diralt ,il ve-teli through
th, l.ki: -ertiion and the CulIt:bra Cut
The dichari,'. or net .,reid, i.l tilh' iatun
aattrhe]d during the- past dr, ;.'s.i..'n is \tLr
diflcrent lr..Ttm vhat the net i, ild rIould li-
kith arLiun Lakr cr.i pl-i'tel, fille..!, ith net
\ieltd in the latter da-e being ihth run-off
from tht: and area. 1'lu- the rainfall, i the lakt
surface, I s una.'..id.ihle ,Ii .e-. uch ..,
eviapration fr.im lake. I.ItJIJ i ubt.: leet per
sti und. IL ikdLe at gate- and salvhe 275 cubic
feet pr.r i_.,n.nd, -e.page thriuizh the lake
bhii.i,.ni. S5 cill.,ic lelt per .-cond,. and the
ai,,aiint ustd] hI the hdri.-ei trick plant. 275
tubhl-: Fe le ir ti i.n]d.
1i h,-i t,,.) c'i-ndiii.'n'. art .houn in thit. ul-
l_,,in, tablc, ci'.ng the n,..,nthl% .it-Id ,o thr
:]itrr-hed ruin )' De, number tou M.i\, inliitsi\e.
.t1t >, ] t'. lt I' [ 7 L I'd i 1 .

C i1 u 'ei 1.

S\\ Cl ll U
l1k1. ,1 "4' 1 il '1,0' 4et 1:. 01:
t\\ h Ihk.
r.ll .1 4iiJ :,J -: t -1 l 1ii -1 iII' _.430
In the aoiut- t.,ble it ma', be r ,in ed that
theL nCt '. 1d, i.lth the lake i -, r il-us qlan-
tit, Iruin j.aniu.ir', to. April, the agregate lu e--
fr11m lthi lake in these mnnth- being greater
than the inflow.
Assuming that Gatun Lake assat elevatiun
plus 87 on December 1. and that the hdro-
eli,,tric plant was in continuius-uperation, and
that 48 lockage, a day tere being made. the
le\':l ul the lake Awuld be reduced to it-
I'.'weio p,.'int i ius 7i .5., ,l n Ma.', 7, ailer which h
it would d iorn inu-iul -l', T I-:. II ihe h'dru-
,lectric plant \\a- nut Lperated during tl':
entire iirt -ea.'.'ri, the l,"-t pLirnt reaJthed
nould be plu_ 1SII ; \\ibh the i atr at plu:
79 in (arun Ljke there ,-.,uld be 39 feet
of icater in the-- Cuhibra Cuit, which would be
ampli fr ni\i :iii-n
It 'i Eqrim.it-.l that 41, i- the greatest num-
ber of l...cka'g',' ahich could Lie made in 24
hour,. and that thit, i the limiting capacity
of the Panama Canal.


Vol. VI., No. 4.


List and Names of Those Grown in Ancon Hos-
pital Grounds.
An article on the plants and trees grown
in Ancon Hospital gardens was published in
THE CANAL RECORD on July 31 (No. 49, vol.
5.) As there occurred in this list numerous
typographical errors, a revised and corrected
list, arranged alphabetically, is here suo-
Acacia Fbrnesiana....... .Flor de Aromo.
Acalypha moni K ... .............
Acalypha andri Lirrnlle plant.
Achras ingerto ................. .................
Achras mamosa.......... Mamey zapote.
Achras sapota............Sapodilla.
Acrocomia sclerocarpa
(vinifera) ..............Wine palm.
Actirni r~ LI c. lIopa .....
AeoauL giandmirura . .......
Atgave rtie l ..ina C ,'I ury lX L

AlLi.n nda c tin ri.it ......
.9rai 5 liLa [i ipp -e.truain
e-,4iiU. re ........
Ariacaidium o.-:,idritale C ahe it.
Ana'urJdium rioi.)cari p-: LLa .e
AndLirs imhrnii i ,attige ir.:e
Anona muricata...........Sour-sop.
Anona palustris ................................
Anona reticulata .................................
Anon squaJiuniOa Sugar apple.
Anutgun-.n lEptor.i.s oral Mine.
,\peira IlTouitOuu Lrtr. a.
.Ar la l Ir O lei Ic .. ...
Ara ucara .la Nri.lk It.xniUrd pe.
Arenga ..c'chiaruera higur pa.ili.
Arltotiel t ma.:q u, k fr......
, A Locirpus integrilolia .J]Lk i'it
ArtaoeJpus Inclns brad fruit.
Ainrocarn dii pi-,SL, L i.itLum
(Coyolillo)............. .......... ..........
Attalea gomphococca..... Palma real.
Bambusa argenie- .al.\i-nise bamboo.
Bambnt u arunldi.ie .............. ..
Bauranrtu purpur Fla1iboyant Blanco.
Bu ia ort u ina . .A jltfi
BolhL re fgcolo e.A.4 i a.
BoLor teir.,,oaoloba icgiJ'l^.
Sropn3 Uum ai.c[intuit Leai ai life.
Bute., ror nu.i ttaitari, teak.
Buncnriai glaiui L rati.
B3 rwnilmA t i&aiito NAi'"ne.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima.., Dwarf poincinania.
Cainea d.runitiArtn-i. Lolce..
daanriu ins Idus h'l grnrj pea.
C.aladiu M .................
Calopnyllum LaiL.ba Palo Maria.
Calopnr ldm kuntierti
tonmgitolium i....................... ..............
CalycophylUum candidissi-
mum. . iarno
Camphura .. .. L .,ruphor.
C.rLi pp:,., Plpls a
Carlu.l .ia paiwaLto Piti ht piam.
CarOaphi li L iu 13,AlaCrrniii LtErg. ra- apple
C i utT s u i'Eai t. rri p Ylii.
CAM.! JeLlrnilia ) f, ,i Li5- a.
L.aswuil panimenfiS ... .Native rubber of Panama.
Lasusi iru 4UI.e'iCi:i.I .. Australian pine.
C(aL-.1 cduli .... Khiat.
Ca. aniLltaeui l.'Lj i.,t 'la...........................
Cecropia paIlmita........Snake wood.
Cedrela odurat.a .........Jamaica cedar.
CI.luOupth.ori inI ltur.i I u. tic.
Cu.rit sopit IJunia Lainittu Si,.r .rl,:
Cica uCti. a T rrin g.Tur ehLerry..
Citrus Acida....... . l..- r
Citrui ..urantiumd Duicir Sit-.t ..rngp.
Citrus Lian..N I Ntajiimi Tangiiri n orarne.
LiIrus deuimi r, l'unri .,. t. rapjp '.ruit.
Ciirus limonuui Leii'hn
CleroUi i ,ron B i i .. .. ....
CliLOlIl TTIrnjLtd Bl'r pea
Cochlospermumn hibiscoides
... .. ......... ..... Poroporo.
Cocos n dilei ...... Cocoanut.
Coiccolorb. Liutira Gri.e tree.
Codiaeum v.Lritg d In LuIatolUni.
Coleu- .........
CoL.a tcumni ,ra ul
.'DO]iOn.i e. ul.'n iuni T.,I,,
CordiL tira.scanirnu L Curi..
Co n i rm L ...... ............
Creri'rnLii cilee L.iJL. Lash.
L rtnurn ti uterip ena ..................
COmA Lacrr,ma--iOi' Jul. rears.
LCroon pinarmnci4,;. -',nirllo.
Cycas revoluta......... :, palm.
Cy, .- r cicandli.i ..... .. -g, palm.
(.ytnhiex lum audatum ... ......................
Cus.lt ...........
Deloni. rte3j K]I l Poinciana.
Oidd mul ,ina bToioitI_,i I i ill,
DiO c~uL ji..ta 1 i,
U ,plii.a r:l..ni JiJ.s :. .aino
Dr4aena L.ii.J'..fn Drjag.i, tree.
Durania Plumieri ......... .....................
Ela.ei. melanw-.-.a Oil p lrn.
Enteraltubum C cL-.:jrpum Coruou.

Eriobcar, a japonica...... Loquat.
Er, thirrnJ .p
Er)a irinr a n arallo.Jdu r.oin PitL3.

Eugen., jjni r..-. Rr.-c tp le.
Eugtni "un- r ra r,i ,i in cn' erry "
Edlphlortira pukth.rri3i Poniiaeti a.
Feijoa sellowiana.................. ... .
Fil.u. ,:i I.ti, J Rubber tree.
Fi..ur Ild, a inrd i ubber
Ficuu ;, tlutier ng
Fiu, u ..Tn,:. Edible ig
Ficus altissima....................
Furcrwa ............... .......... .... .
Garcinia I., ng:Loner Pimhe.
Garcinia ri,.,,,,i : .. M.ringo;teern.
Garcinia nir.ri:il .
Garcinia xanthochyma.............
jlar.Jinij i l:.TI la ICape J. ,a.3mlrir.
sa ncn., [aIULO J ,ur.u .
G.lib.:rtii airlor,- L ....r:.' te *-e .do
kGlar j Bouinvillea B,,urint ilei.
Glichrhi, .. ,i crri sp.

Hamelia patens ... ...... ......
GH rpr-p.a luri cIrludm Knir plum.
He]r.liuii, .JaroLarmum TGrl6r i. palm
H,-ril.al Erandl,.,[,r #rro ri.ce

tic% Ja br ..ihiern;.; [I Ja 1 ru tber.
Hibiscus rosa .........................
Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)
t. ue : 1 IV L ll
Hul. trea.ln .i Sjradbox.
H i-inetna: L,)ura aril .Algtiul.ta.
Inga p-tc.tLli .. Guava real.
IIjmo. b.:-no\ Moon-flower
ipolroe.t ia PdO,.litr Sweet-William.
ir1on.oer. tu .,e-r>.:a .Yellow mcrnir-e gI.l.
h.or ip. ........... .. .
Jasminuir trJ.:d mum Gracaelul Je.- mine.
Jasminurr ciaindalrur m Spanin je.,:,rmine.
Jasminum o-rh.irle Hf1rl, Jsmine
Jarrorha ,:tionii.fi- Lin ,ir.i-.U lic,..
ir ..p ii r:.:3a ........ Medicine nut
Judd L,I,.
Kentia Belmoreana.......Curly palm
Lagerstroemia Indica..... Crape myr t le
Lansium domesticum ..... Langsat.
Lantana camara....................
Latania Borbonica....... Fern palm
TLawnAs'noni alba Henna
Luhia ril'e-.-:ns ..GCac-imr. colorado.
Luhrea sp. GujLirni ljl.anUo
N.mrnea Au,:-riKani M.Liey
Elanileir .l. l l arkl ta
P.i rEn era I nd.ca Mlanio
NI uranLi arin.liria 3 rrn ro.t
P.1,rtiin. .z ir'/o[iiohI Plj!' :'
M l nia ,\A . t -ra-h C r 1r-. b-trrv
MnIir.ij pud.Ji, -cn l-. te pL.rnL.
Pi lr:,vl i ,a l p 4 o I.j- .k
lorric.rdhi:a I, i'lnl Caun.JI; irar.
lic irtn a lh It lviJ M :liaiif,

M urr F:.i. a I,,,-n.:
Myroxylon ....................
Neptcelu rrn. .ng ana.... Dr. n e
erTiurn -l jnd-:r ..... h ..-r
Ocotea ........... ...............
Oreodoxa oleracea........ Royal pal'T I'i
Oreodoxa Borinquena .... Porto Ric.iar, r.I, palm
O'r.-.'tti r-:;a RPu- 1 palm t. ub '
Ord'nir.r ,
Pachira Barrgon .
Pachira -I-rr.i-rn .
Pachira macrocarpa................
Paico. ..........................
Panax excelsum ..................
Panrix plumatum.................
Pancratium ovatum....... Spider litl
Pandanus utilis ..........Screw pine.
Pa -lanu LtiClil .
PI' .ri ar la Iil'u ia -.'iit r Imnon.
P L- ,r r > |Lu U r.in g u l.itri ftr r .a .l illA
SnL h' t fr.t hr . ....1.
Persei rra : .i3l \t:c ido.i.
fhtro-i 'alula.ili Lj iuJa
Phr lud..:ir..tror ... .
Pho .n'i ,s .1'. lifera ..Date palm
F ich t ir, n.linaL .Ornamental date.

I'triia ntr.u ulio u;i. Var.
Hu:ea ,Int.i .Snow-flak,
Pilea ..................Lace plant
Piper cordoncilla. ... ..........
Piiihe,. ,l...." iiI, saman i lain Lrt..
I'.W, ii:,.niui polysta-
Plunibagu .peru.. ... ...
FIl.rnienir Fraiwci-Ptni
'ci iuan r.ci, k idl Poin..tuna.
P}OI.nin .: i .l' ne.r llui-i.i tu.
lb-r.il' TuLbt ruse.
PuI'o1 iodum Trret I'trri.
ur.it..aIrdJn Gaudihaiudi P.inm sp.
PrLtchardiu pncifica .....Fan palm.

Psidium guat' . Guava.
Punica granatum ..... Pomegranate.
favenala Madagazcarien-
R s L o .. ... Traveller s tree.
RI.eo bicolor . . .... .............
RIaiceani hus niutus ..
Rolhma oirthopet 'la Bir;ba.
Saptidus saponara .... Soap berry.
Sapiurni P oril iarium . .. .......
S rLazolobium xe[u .. ... ..........
Stclrii[ ,diurr' ClCa .. Vanilla.
SeMrnvL rius n -..ardium. Marking nUt.
Sr.cndas dl.tes ........ Vellow Plum.
Sporndias eduls ... ...... Plum.
Spondiii purpurea ..... Rfri plum.
Spondiex dul. a Liruelu chino.
S-6Lana irandir.ora .. .
Sterculu oi, eiida ....Bobut nut.
Sifirculla c arharnen.;is Pranama.
Str,inrois nu.A LomLIa. ..... ... .
StrcIhnoi sp.no-a .... Kaffir orange.
SAletonri maihoga r. . .Mahogany.
TaL erna.:moniana coro-
nrriaj . .. C r ape Jeammine.
Tnriarindum Inrilca . Ta.murind.
Ttc' ona graridis ....... e.T3 wuod.
Tieuibrr,r-a _ao . .Choolate.
Thei~,es' popuilrni. .S.nlu Mlria.
Thet elta neri hulii . .. .. . ..........
"Theveta nitid i Colon de galto
Trlni.n p.rviflora...... .Thatch paIm.
Technon .......... .. ..... .............
Vernona .. ....... ..... .. ...... ... .......
V'inca roit ne n .. . ....... .. .... ........ ..
VtsmoiTI p namtcnsin ... ......... ........
XN nthooma p . .............
XIthourMa jrronirens. Indian Kale
Xant1no ,oIr1 I.jLtC. r n . ... .. .. .........
Xf,\jpLz grandiflora .. Miaagueto grande.
Vucca eleplianipes. .Spanish bayonet.
Zebrina penduh .. .Wandering Jew.
Zephyrarnthe; (.\mar lliu)
to- .. Zephyr Lily.
Z Lngiber officionale ...Ginger.

Sand Plant at Nombre de Dins.
The sand dredging plant at Nombre de
Dio', with the exception of the buildings,
was removed in November, 1911, at which
date sand dredging operations nere discon-
tinued. Since that time, the additional sand
required at Gatun has been shipped trom Bal-
boa, or procured from one of the dredges filling
into the Dam at Gatun from the old bed of the
Chagren River. The work of dredging sand
at Nombre de Dios was begun in March. 1909,
and, during the period ol operations there, a
total of 785,893 cubic yards was shipped to
the works. at an average cost of $1.9177 per
cubic yard delivered in stock pile at Gatun.
A trblt of the shipmeriEn, by months, follows:

MuaIH.-. 1909 1910 1911
Ca. '4dCi. 'dJ.ICa Ids.
January .. 15.46 8.994
i- oru.ry .... 18.400 33.412
,lar' 32.704 47.885
rJ l ..... 33.!.69 I 47.801
1M0- 2.. 22 4b4 40.001
Jlur I 26 351 24.236
Jul, 4.056 2 .0o2b 24.512
Auu t, 4.230 29.02. 27.618
Sctrernbtr .7J3 33.3b2 32.401
U.toO)er .i sr.S3 44 691 39.444
November 5.)'82 45 315 19.948
December .. .. .12 42.092

Total . Si 007 I) 68.432 166.454

Cu. Ids.
19C9 . . ..... .. . 1.007
1911 . . . . ............. 368.432
1911 . 366.454
Total ... 7'5 893
One bid wan received in answer to the
advertisement recently for the sale of the
Canal Commis.ion buildings at Nombre de
Dios, consisting of a T:pe-5 quarters, sick
camp, and eight smaller houses. The tender
was made by Robert Wilcox of Colon, who
offered $305 for the Ti pe-5 house, sick camp,
and six of the smaller buildings, but, in view
of ,he fact that the upset price had already
been fixed at $1,000 for the lot, his bid was re-
garded as unsatisfactory, and it was rejected

September IB, 1912.



Women's Clubs.
At the first meeting of the ne%% Executive
Board of the General Federation of Women's
Clubs, held at French Lick, Indiana, the
corresponding secretary of the Canal Zone
Mrs. Thomas Edwin Brown, Jr., was unani-
mously elected a member of the committee
of social and industrial conditions. Mrs.
Brown has been president of the Cristobal
Women's Club, and for two years, 1900-I911,
was president, of the Federation. Prior to
her coming to the Isthmus, she was vice-
president of the Jacob Riis settlement in
New York City.
At the meeting of the Women's Foreign
Missionary Society of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church, held at East Balboa, with Mrs.
Townsend, on September 6, Mis- Annie
Cooper, a missionary, who, for many years,
has been working among the Indians in
Central and South America, gave an informal
talk concerning her work. The regular study
of the meeting was suspended. The next
meeting will be on October 4, at the home of
Mrs. Rounds in Culebra. Thei2 will be an
election of officers at that time.

Summer School at Gatun.
A summer school has been opened at Gatun
with 14 pupil,. The school, which is under the
direction of Miss Florence Nc ille, the daugh-
ter of the president of the C.atun Woman's
Club, is held in the Commission chapel esery
morning, except Saturday. from 8.45 to II
o'clock. The pupils do drawing, painting,
clay modeling, and raffia work. On Tuesday,
Thursday. and Friday afternoons, a kinder-
garten class for small children is held.

Postal Business and Canal Zone Revenues.
The total amount of money orders issued
in the Canal Zone during the month of Au-
gust was $365,073.51, of which $296,762.83
was payable in the United States, $67.005.58
in the Canal Zone, $1,067.60 in MNartinique
and $237.50 in Costa Rica. The number of
orders issued was 17,063. and the average val-
ue was $21.38. Money order fees amounted
to 31,703.92, and the amount paid and repr.aid
was $87,887.66. Postal sale, amounted to
$7,983.84, and newspaper postage to S15 18.
Revenue collections during the month of
August were, as follows. Bicycle and chauf-
feur licenses, $80; motor vehicle licenses,
303.50; steamboat inspection, $89.45; taxes,
licenses, etc.. $6.582.54; total, $7,055.49.

Tug Service to Porto Bello and Toro Point.
Following is the schedule c.f Atlantic Divi-
sion tugs in the service between Dock 13 and
Porto Bello, and Dock 13 and Toro Point:
Monday. Tuesday. R'edne;days. Thursday. and
Fridays--Leave Dock 13 at 5 p. m.. arrive Porto Bello
l0p. m., returning. leave Porto Bello I1 p. m.. arrive
Dock 13at 3 a. m.
Saiurdays-Leave Dock 13 at 9 a. m arrive Porto
Be!lo 1 a. m.. returrung, leave Porto Bello 2 p. m., arrive
pier No. 4. Colon 4 p. m.
Erery Sturday. exeptl Ihe first Saturday after the 20th
ofea:h month. Sailing.No I-Leave Dock 13 at 2 p m..
arrive Porto Bello 4 p. m.. returning,. leave Porto Bello
at 4 p. m.. arrive at pier No. 4. Colon, 6 p. m. Sailhng
No. 2-Leave Dock 13 at 6 p. m.. arrive Porto Bello
II p. m., returning. leave Porto Bello 12 midnight.
anive Dock 13 at 4 a. m.
Sunday. immedisaeldi Jollowing the 20th of each monlh.
ONLY-Leave Porto Bello 6 a. m.. arnve Dock 13 at
8a. m.
Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. and
Friday. Sailing No. I-Leave Dock 13 at 6.30 a. m..

arrive Toro Point i 3 m. returning. leave Toro Point 6
a. m.. arrive Dock 13 at 8 3.' a. m. .ai n .; ,\'u !-
Leave Dock 13 at 5 p. m arrive Toro Point 3 p nm.
Special. liWdnesdioys i).LY-Leave D.-.,.k 13 .1.t 1?
noon. arrive Toro Point 1 J30 p. m. re rn mng. Ie.e
Tomr Point 12.30p m arr,cr Dock 13at 1 p mi
S'aludasi iiin,, .N\'. I-Leave D..k 13 a 6 40
a. m.. arrive Toro Poren ; a m. returning leave TO.,T
Point 8 a. m.. arrie Dok 13 at 8 30 am I ailit
No. 2-Le-ive Dock 13 at 4.30 p m.. arine Tr'o Part
S p. m.. returning. l':a3e Toro Poine 5 a3r p. m. arry.'"
Dock 13 at 6 p m
Sunday. Si ailig No. I-Lease Dock 13 at Q 31) a
m. arrive Toro Puinlt 10 a m.. returning lave Tor.
Point at lU 30 a Im arive Dock Hlat I1 a Im. Suithig
,'. 2--Leave Dock 13 at 4. si o.. arrivs Tor.3 Pint
5 p. min. r'eurnine lea e Torn PointE 5 r p mr. arrive
Dock 13 at 5 50 p m.

Rainfall from September I to 14. 1912 Inclustie.
a I


Pa(fic Seiltlr- In Ins
Ancon. I 29 1i 2 Q 6
BalbOa I 0 13 2 68
*Mniralores .. 01 2 5 1,7
Pedro Miguel -I 13 i3 1
Rio Grand- 010l 11 39
Central S'ecitun-
Culebra I O1 II 3 108
CinmaR:ho 1 4 II 2 41-1
Empire 5 3 2 52
Gamboi e: 13 3 0ri
"iuar. NMina 1 4L 01 4 45
Alt.lu ela. 18 3 1 52
*El Vigna 1i 5 ? 13
-GCargona I O 3 3 iD
'Frijolr. . 3 25 i i A7
*Monte Liiri 1 4 14 5 ll
,4!lait;l. Srte r.)-
Gatun 45 2 5 6b
*Braz,'. Brook : .? 3 7; 1
Colon I -t 3 5 st
Porto Bello I I41 I 1t f ,2
'SI3ndr,3Tl rait, 3aE--rea.-iin_ ar 5 p ni. 1 1.ni.
Autloristic rain .gice at unstalrrid tLaTalnc.-.dlue
midnigni to midnight ITo S p i Seplteutr 1.

August Rainfall for Three Years.

STATIONS. 1l10 1911 1912

Pa.rc Se irf.li- I> In.. In;. I ':
Anron .. 1 00 1 i 21 6 i3 7
Balboa iu S3 S o 7,) 7 i
Miraflortie. ill Q; 7 o 11 3a '1 21
Pedro Miguel Ill 0 41 51 i 8 s
Rio GiIn.e | S 6S 1 11 34
Cental S, ir-. [
Culebra. 10 11 S 56 12 SA 10 5,
C-imach, 10 ;3 ~ 98 13 1 1 41
Empie .. li rib 0 8 10 53 9 ;
Gambo .10 bI i nr 16 6N4 12 2%u
luan Nfiria. I? sb 11 04 11 f ,
Alhajuelh I I n ;')' 1 8 S7 it It_
El Vig IS 01 I2 36 14 96 1: 44
Gorgna 10 4 8 51 14 Is 12 21
Fviol.io 13 63
Trinidad I1 3 l 1 I 7 i 6S II 28
Monte Lino 13 o8 9 58 8 15 II 14
.4 Ulnri 5ezio n |
Gatun '13 85 2 91 I11 96 '14 31
Brazos Brook 13 isi 12 10 114 42 iii ot
Colon '14 03 '11 60 I 9 -i 15 (01I
Porto ,UMo l24 721 12 5n ,14 15 1: (,

Stages of the Chagres.

Maximum heightaof 'he Chagre- River lur th
ending midnight Saturda... Serptembr 14 191
heights are in leet above mean s'-sle':!l.


Sun.. Sept S
Mon., Sept 4
Tues.. Sept. 10 .
Wed.. Sept. II
Thurs. Sc.!t 12 .
Fri .. SpL 13
Sat.. Sept. 14..
Height of low water to
the nearest foot ....

1?7 4
127 6

125 0 I 91 0 I 44 0

16 1 20
14 10

21 19
7 2
30 ?2
2 "1

5 21
7 25

; l0
2 10
5 25

e eek
2 All

1 j
41 8
42 0
42 4
42 7


Acting Head of Department of Law.
CULEBRA. C. Z., September5, 1912.
CIRC -LAR N.). 459:
Efi.:-ce hi date, Mr. William K. Jackson will act
a- Herd of the Department of Law during the absence
on lkal- ot Jo t,-' Frank Feuille.
GEo. W. GOETHALS, Chairman.

Signature of Witnesses on Pay Certificates.
CLuEBRA, C. Z., September 10, 1912.
It hl. b. :cn r .-ight to my attention that the practice
,6 more or I,- prevalent of timekeepers signing their
name a' itrnc in the blank space provided therefore
on pay c:'. rifi.tes prior to the actual affixing of the
sgn,.,re b1 th, payee. This practice, if allowed to
ContinuJ: '.fen, theway for fraud.
An, one drl.'r.:ted in signing as witness in this manner
rtli be dich ircEd. GEo. W. GOETrALS,
Chairman and ChiefEngineer.

Partially or Totally Disabled Employes.
CULEBRA, C. Z.. September 12. 1912.
Please adls'e me not later than September 18, how
man; men are employed in your rolls, both gold and
silver. who ar. partially or totally disabled on account
ol injunes received n the service, their present occupa-
CLon rate ol p:,v a3d whether they have families de-
pendent unin ,hrem for support.
Thin meters particularly to men who are permanently
cripcIr-d. and not to these whioar,: trIemporaiil, disabled,.
and who will Later on be .bl' to perform ordinary
laborer i dutre:. such as in the case of a manwhoseleg
ha t.e-n broken.
GEo. W. GOET HALS, Chairman.

Accommodations on the Steamship "Cristobal."
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 16, 1912.
Th- entire arcommodations on the steamship Cris-
ichat. s.h:-.ujled to sail from New York, on or about
Nouewtbrr 7. having been reserved tor special purposes
or, bth the rsouhboupd and northbound trit.a no re-
que, S lot tra,.n-portation tor employes,. or members of
t ':-.r I an,tLia vil be issued by thisoffice for the north-
Lbrund 'o.r aEce.
GEo. W. GOETrA.S, Chairman.

Acring Depot Quartermaster.
TULEBRA, C. Z., September 16, 1912.
As s.- al Depot Quartermaster,
Mount Hope, C. Z.
Si,r- Eferiiw-e September 15,. 1912. and doringtheab-
Eene ot Capt turiland N;sor..on l ve. Nouwillactas
d'.oi quari.rnait.Er oru are auth,-ru,:-d to receive
and r-:e[,ct for supplies of the Isthmian Canal Com-
ri',, orn conlrined to Col. C. A. Devol. or the Chief
QOartein miler lsthmian Canal Commission, toaccom-
poihl bll ol 1-.ning. to certify invoices for pa3 m.nt as
to qCiarntiy an-J quality of supplies shoan on such in-
voice'. anL. geiner'i to perform ucil duties As proper-
ly be-long to ite re.-ntion oi' tle dei-o qutartermasler.
R. E. WOOD, Acting ChiefQuartermnaster.

Family Quarters.
Applihation. for married quarters on file on August
31. lo12 .ere. sa follows

DismaicT. List List
No 1. No. 2.
Arncon ... 4 (I) 79 (24)
Anion Hos'.pi l . ..... 3
Balhc, . ......... I 11I 41(6)
Ba l Obi.po ... 22 (2)
Colon Hopi ... ..
Corozal- .. ........... 2 63 (17)
Cristb .... .. 120(16)
Culebra... . . . . . . 35 (1
Empire... 6 (19
G ilun .. .. 1 I0 'l
Gorgona .. I I 1 23
Las C.-C'da. .. 26 (6)
Pedro fligud S 1i su iu11
Porio Btello I t II 3)
Toro Pont.... .. ... 4
Toial 1 i 1' 'o 16-rr1 0)
Nuli-- I he ngurin I ajeni hea snos true number of
applicants already occupying regular or nonhouse-
keeping family quarters at sLations other than thoaeat
which applications aje filed.

Cold Storage Prices Unchanged.
The pnces of cold storage arucles at the commis-
sanes. as pnnted in TheCanal Retdof September 11.
remain unchanged.

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Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
The local bowling tournament has closed, with t:.
following results:
Team. Won. Lost
Independents ....................... 16 ....
Democrats ........................... 13 . 1
Proytrr eive. .......... .... .. 13 .... 11
.. i l : .................. 12 .... 1
Suffragetts........... .............. 8 .... fr.
Mr. Potter of the "Independent" team won the hip ,
average, with a record of 173 for 24 games. Mr. SaNA -
telle of the "Socialist" team made the high score of 2444
Saturday, September 14. 1 ,,.. ,fi the Empire tear,
bowled a team from CG., -iijn iii one from Corozil
winning two out of three games from both teams.
'T I. r I .,Ln i m hit Ih ,l n MIr D-. ....rt,r .--.t Gatunandl
M : 11. ,r,,n ..,I L_,o ,ipe pi.' .:.I ,,n _,cpi,.r-.,-Ier 14, w z
won by Mr. DePoorter by a score of 157 to 65.
Owing to repairs on the bowling alleys at Gorgor, .
they have been closed temporarily.
A pool and billiard tournament has been starts
Following is the standing of the teams:
Name. Won. Lost. P. C
Harter.................... 4 .... 0 .... 1.0 0 U
R ob;t,-,, .............. 1 .... 1 ..... .5 ,.i
.-'.n . ............. 0 .... 1 .... .0,'
Trent..................... 0 .... I ..... -
Walcott .................. 0 .... 2 .... 0l
The basketball team practices twice a week, and e%-
pects to be in condition when the league opens in 0..-
A new carom board has been procured at the club-
house for the boys' department.
A mixed chorus will soon be organized. All singers
of Gorgona are requested to hand their names to the
secretary. It is desired to know of any talent that may
be available for this purpose.
A 'smoker" was held on Saturday evening, Septem-
ber 14, with an attendance of over 300 men. Among
those who participated were the following: Tenth In-
fantry orchestra; R. S. Mosher, baritone; Henry Co-
gan, song soloist; Charles Ray, banjoist; Tenth In-
fantry Squad in army calisthenics; Robitoy and Cogan,
song and dance artists; E. Burmaster in a "Barbados
Talk"; Fred White, xylophone soloist; Archie Harper,
Scotch songs; Joe Lynch, old time ballads; G. R. D.
Kramer, Jr., club swinging; E. Paul Case, bass; wrest-
ling, Heine versus Brennan, and Hughes versus Flynn.
There is considerable interest in the "Lock City"
billiard tournament. There are 13 entries. The first
week's results will probably be published in the next
Messrs. DePoorter and Pearson will play a 150-point
match to decide the pool championship of the Isthmus
on Saturday, September 21. At the same time, "open
house" will be observed, with additional pool and bil-
liard games.
The next of the series of moving picture entertain-
ments will be on Friday night, September 20.
There will be regular basketball practice on Tuesday
and Thursday nights of each week, at 8 o'clock, when
entertainments do not conflict. All members interested
in trying for the team, which is to represent the Cris-
tobal association in the Isthmian league, are requested
to come and try out.
On Saturday night, September 14, the Cristobal bowl-
ing team took two out of three games from the Culebra
team by the following scores:
tula br., ........... 841 .... 804 .... 789
r.t.,r.,,I ........... 752 .... 854 .... 828
Mr. T. Burns rolled 221 in the second game for Crri-
On Saturday night, a "Married Folks" tournament
will be rolled in duckpins. Any members, with their
wives are eligible, and should hand their names to Mr.
Bullard by September 21.
The two classes in Spanish are making progress. On
Monday, a new class was organized with eight pupils.
Mr. Jos* Gomez is the teacher.
On Friday night, September 13, Mr. F. L. Bernsee
played simultaneous checkers. Forty-five games, in all,
were played; two games were lost to Mr. Gartrell of
Gatun, one was drawn with Mr. Hagan, and one with
Dr. Dunn, Mr. Bernsee winning 49 games.

Sale of Public Buildings at Cucaracha.
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 16, 1912.
Sealed proposals will be received at this office until
1\r th\- 1 r-..r I .. I r 1111 .- I. P # , ,,t rI 1 1. 11. -
( I, ars,.hn N a i l,,.r.I I l- l ,inea .. l,J .l.rl 0r r 1,. 1T ,
saiII |, Jll n % pr. l--.' -.1 .,i n ,l ,,j t ul l .n.. DI rtrl,.t

Qart.-:rrni,-Er or to rh'I ,j'rfi,:e Propoiia0 mEilt it
S. r.,_..nr .. ', ',, ir in.i r ni, n i bi i rr' i,'m n t'. l
: r rirop-.',:.; 21ai0l.i be rnd.cT-. J
*"Pr.,p.'l. for orlir,'. l' .,Jlil.rl, and r ,i d drs ,ej to
Car p R E %','.on Autinc 'hit- Quaitermnr;ttr Cul.
tr., C5. iI Z,..n

Supplies for the Canal.
T h, I .11..l in .g .-. .rn rj -rih ,uppl.i :- tor Ihe 1i4.1-
ir n Ci r:.l (_.:.mmn i::i.jn arrived -t th-p oarln if Crr;.
tutw l 1,nd C l-.'n durInq thr v-eek end ioe pterrt.er I t.
T.7;,,, 5,.ptieint.er S. Irom N-i.' \ork. *vith I:'5
I.. l. "r.I-v l i -- for .,i.:k.
"j,',', [.',[, :'T ItIr m N'v V.'.rk 'ath r6 r me
S J I r : I' i'or in' lk, i' ;- ..-.i-fin paE.D r, for
r 1 -,-,,.-I D, i's r,. It ,L*.a wi at-r hI xtr lo I, r FPar:-
rt.. r ,'.'d ,~a -mr.,ny, .1 ': can:tlr. S. i.'f r s,.pej n-
t, l- i or :r,-. i. -l
-. l ,,:,,- '-i-"'r -. Ifr.-. N.- 'ork v ,th i I: :
. In ri-t i,-r l d ? in" z,: rniir i..r P ,n'.rni R.iilr-oad C.nm-
.ir', tlh r..i :; C ;Itr, i I Sr 1 '. n. Ir.l.iI .i1: ipe 12
[liijil>l,"' ir ;i~r ihi: I', b irrel; baltt-rir ; I o,'!i: n Li\?
ar- ur .l ::h vri. 1 D i, is)n.i *5 t:.. '. i ',. f r irt 56r
.3rr ii .rjl- .,t". or i ranri n rln t ...I r-eti' n: 4'
k ': u ire n l .7 I ;.e ro i -it '0 .-. a r har..ilc 31
bal.- T-r,'l ing 6? ro.F c tin 2'ri t ..r -.iti-',hro,m .70 bile-
rujr-.t.r h '--. I I t ,res p'in ilor 1..'.k -I :- j rubber
L -,T I'.'.r Pa.-r, .h. DI- .,r-n 3. c. C: q ilru,. in J undre'
I'cr nat iar. D, ir, :rment, t and :. m :.:llJan,.:': l- argC.
tiic .h.ivs .i : 1, 2 rinq ndi 1 I i t(irf ta rning 1 t 0

i': q- trqr:t.jr' ;,el 2r) IL' r e: h i z.;* T* p'e' ;, '.ck-"
-'d. -'*'I r [ rtn i '42 L1,11.' rai k c: l.ni'i i .41P) ,:a;:*
r1,J. m -,'l-iinr r I *: '. ,: 1 iL r-l.; l.:hirr r',. '. li r Jr,*-
int rn. ni' i r,'.li*n l '\ t,+,:,: :- 'flCre .lg rl tor r 1in .

mna Railroad Company; 146 burll t,:I bar. fir
Pacific Division; 1,122 bundles str-l tiir; ior Iortr i-
cations; one life boat, for Atlanti. Dii-iio'n I tI iii)
cases dynamite, 100 cases turpentine ? 1. andlesi,, steel
bars, 22,665 pieces steel bars, for t.'i-k
Santa Maria, September 11, from N.. 'rk 'viil.
25 crates stove pipe, for Pacific Di- i.: n i ,: I' ra'p',
10 crates hardware, for stock.
Abangarez, September 12, from NI., ,rl'.rs- vii,
71 pieces castings, 27 rolls cotton du.:k 10 ... pir,tr.
150 cases scouring bars, 929 pieces I a. n-brr i(.i' [r.- Crr.
piling, 720 cases oils, for stock; 885 pi-,,ce li,nber lo.:I
Mechanical Division.
Cristobal. September 12, from N-.. 'ork ,n I, :`r,
packages castings, for superintendent -if i-rect-on. 2r .
cases rubber hose, for stock; 168,o6? bLg- cremnt,. icfr
for Atlantic and Pacific Division.

The total value' of material .--to- .'l-d .uriate il.h
month of August was $1,113,701 5. di'ttt.Lrel.- .,.
Mount Hope (stock).......... S 31 r 4 10
.. l nt. i ;-i.-, .. .. ? ~ 1 :
Pa.:,t '.: [ irn ....... 141 4rin 4
Mechanical Division.......... ..- i1. 12
,rliil jr D -.. i'n'ir- i ,' I I

a, Vil i.J :, it r ,, i 7Q
.l ir [, I j ll, 1 s1 [ r,:. l,: i ',l il e. 7 f
Examiner of Accounts ......... ?2 t,
F rt.ri'. i. ..i' D ;* ision... ... ... i 2.1 4 o4 '
T ir, i... -R. Ir., Ad Company.... s4 1 r.i/ 6rO

Total. ........... ........... [.113. 01 5
The material was received by 34 --,. r n-r the total
weight of cargo exclusive of lurb-r.- plI-ne and tie
being 28,393 tons. Some of the m.'.r-e iinortanit iem.
received were, as follows: 1,540,438 tr-[. board m.-aire.
yellow pine lumber; 3,447,648 feet boar-l r.i-,aurc-,
white oak lumber; 1,499 pieces p,',ai,. 410 '50 i,.-.er
cross-ties; 607 pieces steel rails; 1 52'.. ,r wl.r.-J. i.(Ol
tons lock machinery; 1,000tons :n',.rgcn''v damn-s..i:-l:;
800 drums oils.

Tide Table.
The following table shows the t.me oft hicr, and l:,
tides at Panama for the week end..ng .ractintb-.r ?.'
1912 (75th meridian time):

DATE. High Low Hii i Lo.lu 11iih
A.M. A.M. Alfl PM I F M.
, ".,',hl. ,,:r 19 ... .. Z34 W 9 .1:' 4 h; If 25
"r.t. ,,ih r 20 ii 10 5 2 -* 1 1 55

Reptembpr 71 6 O 1 o 1
",r.. mi r .. I 4-, I 2 3 S 1t
i.i t 7.;2 r
-..r nliIr : t r 0 '

I TT -.Ic C'\LLE. i,-,t R.utT,... 'V on PMran.
,i,' ,.[*r-n*i- r .u Eth lr Gcrtru i- dcc ,nlei.' ,oA Buffialo,
'to 5 rinua.l Cn.that..' Pott, -..i L.Al.%.- Va....a mtaw, North
Catalina.. Isthnmian.xesidence. Colon. R. P

Vol. VI., No. 4.


Tif t. l.ll i' ir'c it J ht 'i1' i lnirig:. of the Panama
R-rilro.d Stearsahirt Compar Oi the Royal Mail
St'ran Packet Company, of the Hamburg-American
L .e. and of the United Fruit Compan.. 4 line.
Ancon . . ..P. R. R Thursday....,Sept. 12
Panama .P. R. R Saturday... Sept. 14
Alliance .. P. R R Friday.. Sept. 20
Colk.n P. R. R Tuesday ...Sept. 27
Advance P. R. R Saturday....Sept. 21
'-rJtobal P R. R Monday. Sept. 23
Pin.ar a P. R R Friday Sept. 2;
Allr.nea P. R. R .Thursday. Oct. 3
Colon P. R. R Wednesday..Oct. 9
Xletupan .. U F. C Wednesday..Sept. II
Trert R. PI Saturday.. Sept. 14
Ti.-;:- F.C. 'atturday Sept. 14
Prinz $.,Lurn,und .. H .A... Saturday .... Sept. 14
Z3a..pa L. F.C Wednesday .Sept. 18
S.'. l. . .. U. F.C. Saturday Sept. 21
Prnz ..-,ham ..... H -A Saturday.... Sept. 21
Almirante .. ..... L. F. C Wednesday..Sept. 20
MagI.1.:rn, .. R NI Saturday .. Sept. 28
Prinz Entel FriedriLl, ii.-. Saturday ...Sept. 28
Carrill U F.C. Saturday.... Sept. 28
SntLi MNrt. U.F..C. Wednesday Oct. 2
Prn ,r..u uat kU rlhelm H -A Saturd3I:.' Oc t. 5
Turrihb .U F.C. Saturday .. Oct. 5
lta.pan i F C Wedne.day. .Oct. 9
Ti, v, .1. F.rC. Saturday .. Oct. 12
CI,.J H.-A. Saturday. Oct. 12
Prinz S.gum.mnd H.-A. Saturday ... Oct. 12
,.r.-IT'a (i F.C. Wednesday Oct. 16
ar.nta MIart U F.C. Thursday. Sept. 19
Prinz ugu,t illelrn H..A Monday.. .Sept. 23
Turriall.a L.i F C Tuesda% .. Sept. 24
.lcti~tp l .IT F. C. Thur.dla Sept. 26
Frin Siinmund .H..A. .Monday....Sep. 0
SI,-le . M T uesd.. ...Oct. I
Tit -. F C. Saturdri Oct. I
Zac:.:. UL F C Thuriay... O.:t. 3
Prisn Ju.-1:l.im . H .A Mondly .Oct. 7
Sitla U. F. C. Tuesday. Oct. 8
Alirniarte Il. F C. Thu'-d 1 .Oct. 10
Pr.ne ErT, I Friedrich II.-A Mon.da Oc t. 14
Carrndll .LI. F.C Tuesda,. Oct. 15
OCruL.a R. MI Tuesday Oct. 15
.\tena; .L F C Satur,.i, Sept. 14
HerdoJ, IJ. F. C. WE'Edneda). .Sept. 18
Pa.rtm.n-t Li.F.C. Saturd.z.' Sept. 21
.tL..ian+rJ. i_i F. C. Saturday Sept. 28
i1rc,.J. tI. F CX \ledne.day Oct 2
.rn: LI. F L. 'jaturdai Oct 5
bar ..rez U. F C Thursday Sept. 19
AL en- LI F.C. Thursday. ..Sept. 26
-H.rrdJIa J. F. C Thur.day. .Sept. 26
iParI.mIn- U F C Tlhur;Ea Oct. 3
Abar r. i.i F.r i. Thursday. Oct. 10
H-er.-i.. LT. F C Thursday. ..Oct 10
P.r'.irran Railr.:.-.a Comprany'' iot'.amer. sail from Pier
II. Crinobal at .3 p m.
Ro, Al MI .1 teamr,-i leave or M York on alter-
nat.'- 1 u.eda a. a.t 1I a im.. for Southampton on alter-
nate Tue'daty' r at Ii a. Il.
Hamburg-Amrericn -r r-,mers leae Colon fot New
York. i ia Kmngton at in a iml on !ailing dates. The
Pf : A.4 ,t; [r h ttilmr, an] Prt ,:..a'.-hIlm sail at 2 p. m..
and call at Esntwlgu ,.j Cut... on bnth out. ard and
hom.t.mrd .. ragem.
Linsted Fruit Comprn:. i ship_ or New Orleans
direct lc- e: on Thurtday,. .t 3 p at for Ne-A Orleani
S13 Loinrn and Barras,.. on ThIur;a13 at 2 p. m.; ships
for Ne \'ork via Kirngton. on Tuesdays. at 2 p. m..
and Thursda, a at 2 rp. m ;: .:,r bu.:as del Torb. on Mon-
d.s;. at 5 p mI: lor Limon. vri B.-,c del Toro. on Tuei.
da, ait 5 p. m
. ... s . .
T"',, i.lloo,',rog hl,;' arrri c" .t cr depirtlid from the
port ol Balboa during lie 'e,'k ending Selpteimber 14;
Arrtale-SeIutcTr-rLr S Aiaiti 'i from Buenai.entura;
Septe.niber 9. I, .. Irotn \,,:r,:,r., B C., Septtmbc;
ro. ,,j lti Irom '.allio. 5.:pt-,ml-r II. Patkna from
\'alp raC,. S cptrmber 11 Sai.. Ruta from Port Har.
lord Seprtemft.m r 1 2. Lfi S.i S ".diryv from San Francisco,
September 13, Pr,.n...l anir from an Fitarctco.
D,,arturLrI-Se,- ptber S .IfteI tlo an Fr-ncirco,
Stletelmbler 9) "ciri,,d.. to Guayaquil. September 9.
.thlriO tlo '.para'.,o. September 9. Pa. i[,a, to
C.alI.u, e[,trmtbcr 13.C i.' L'o Goay cq.di, Stiemher
1 4. Cir. .-,i Pjaa to ran Fraincisco. September 14.
Alanati. to BuenarenturJ, September 14, .ianta Rita.
to Port Harford




The Canal Record
Published weekly unser the authority and superession of
the Isthmsan Canal Commission

The Canal Record is issued free of charge. one copy
each. to all employes of the Commission and Panama
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold ?oil.
Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained fIom the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for fire
cents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon, Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.
No communication, esther for psublatlon or requesting
information, uill resee attention unless signed with the
fall name and address of she ewrrir.


Damage In Culebra Cut from Heasy Rains.
High water, pouring from the steep water-
shed of the Comacho valley during a heavy
rain in the evening of September 21, broke
through a dike closing an old drain back of the
Lirio planing mill and flooded a portion of
Culebra Cut, south of Empire. All the tracks
on the bottom of the Cut were covered with
water and mud. The dike was quickly re-
placed by a small force of men, using sod and
clay with scrap iron lying near, and the Cut
was drained by the next evening. The old
drain was part of a diversion running north
from Culebra, which was interes.ected by the
breaking back of a slide during the past drn
season. A new channel :was cut farther e-at,.
subtending the section broken by the slide, and
dikes were built to close the old channel. These
had proved sufficient until the extraordinary
fall of September 21, when 4.2' inches fell
in three hours at Comacho reservoir.
On the east side of the Cut, the repairs to the
Obispo Diversion, at La Pita point, three miles
from the north end of the Cut, at which it was
broken by a slide on August 20, were sufficient
to keep the water from breaking through.
Had it done so, it is estimated that the heavy"
flow would have filled the Cut with thirty
feet of water No water has escaped into
the Cut at that point since September 8.
Affected by the same heavy rain, the slide
on the west bank at Culebra pushed out at
the toe, partly burying two steamshovelsat
its base and closing the pioneer cut for a
distance of 50 feet. The cut was reopened,
the shovels have been dug out, and the work
is progressing as rapidly as possible.
Farm for Disabled Laborers.
A committee, consisting of Maj. R. E.
Noble, chairman; Capt. R. E. Wood, and Mr.
C. A. Mcllvaine, has been appointed to select
a site in the Canal Zone for a farm on which
laborers who have become insane, chronically
ill, or crippled in the service of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, can be cared for and given

employment. The chronically ill and the in-
sane have been heretofore the unremunerative
wards of the Commission. while the crippled
have been engaged for such work as the5 are
able to do. The farm. affording healthful
employment. cill also be as nearly selfsup.
porting a. it is possible to make it.

New Trestle Across Culebra Cut.
Driving piles for the trestle to take the place
of the present bridge. No. 572, of the Panama
railroad, crossing Culebra Cut north of Pedro
Miguel station, was completed on September
21 Building the 700 feet of trestle occupied
19 days. About 1,300 feet of track have been
laid for the approaches to the tre-tle, and as
soon as the track ouer the trestle is laid, traffic
will be sent across it and the rem'rsal of the
present girder bridge \\ill begin, to allow the
completion of the Canal channel at its site.
In the construction of the trestle, provision
cas made, by the installation of several bents
which %%recking rranes can easily lift a-ide.
for allot ing the ladder dredge Cr',oral to pass
through into Culebra Cut, with the-:urface of
the water at approximately 65 feet above sea-
level. The molded breadth of the Corozal
is 45 feet, and its draft, when light, is 12 feet
forward, and 14 feet four inches aft
Steamshovel Record
Steamshovel No. 134 (H. F Huth. en-
gineer and Michael .1. Carroll. craneman.i
working in the red cla, borrow pit fI,r Gatun
Dam, excavated on September 20, a total of
231.1 large Oliver dump cars, or a total of 3,910
cubic yards in th, corking day .f eight hours.
This is the highest daily% record for a 70-ton
shovel since the beginning of operations b%
the Commi-sion.
Previous high dail', records were made on
September 16, 17, and 18 by steamshovel No.
120 IKelleher and Simonson, operators, i
which loaded 100. 196, and 214 large Oliver
cars. respectively, in the working day of
eight hours.
_ +--41 .
Dock Laborers Quit Work.
The laborers, employed by the cargo hand-
ling contractors. MNessrs. George Greenslade
and Hugh McKay, at the Panama railroad
wharf at Balboa. stopped work at noon on
Friday. September 21)0, and during the fore-
noon of the following da,, the men employed
by the contractors at the American wharf in
Panama quit al-o. The contract between the
Panama Railroad Company and Messrs.
Greenslade and McKay for handling the
cargoes at Balboa, and in Panama. went into
effect on September 9. The contractors es-
tablished a wage scale, whereby the men re-
ceived 12 cents g,'ld an hour, and time and a
half for nights and overtime. and paid the
men as soon as each ship had been unloaded
The laborers became dissatisfied with the
wage scale, claiming that they did not receive
as much as they expected. A few men re-

mained at "ork, but up to Tie-,day, Septem-
ber 24, prartil all-, all the cargo handling %as
done by the ship crens engsg,:-d temporarily
by the contractor-, and a- a re-ult, the work
proceeded -lohly On MImnda,.. September
23, the contractors posted a notice that the ar-
rangement under which the mt-n workedd %hen
emplo ed by the Panama Railroad Company
would be placed in effect as of that date:. This
provides for a wage scale of 11 cents gold an
hour, with time and a half for nights and over-
time, a pay day once in two weeks. free
quarters, free medical attention, and free
transportation to the employes at Balboa,
to and from Panama. Some of the men re-
turned to work Monlay night, and it i- ex-
pected that a full complement %will be re-
cruited within the next few days.

Reconstrucllon of Panama Mtarket and Pier.
Di-tinct ad'. ance in the saritationi of Pana-
ma Aill be accumpli-hd through the recon-
struction of the o'ld public market. l.,catd on
the n'..rth sea wall, ata point, which has been
the principal landing place : for -mall boats
from the adjacent coat since the fouinding of
the city. The plan, which it being carried ,ut
under the super\i.ion of American engine,-rs
in the Department of Public Works of the
Republic of Panama contemplatr-s the re-
building of the present fish and meat market,
and a portion of the adjacent pier; and the
building of a nc fish market. The nev. struc-
tures, with th t.\re:pti',n of the corrugated
irun sidin, "%ill be if reinforced concrete
throughout. The pier and fish market have
advanced well t.card e)mplc-tin. and the re-
co,,nstruction 'if the market proper has been
begun The ..d market, a-. originall, buil
in 1877. rc-teid on land, but an addition wa,
built to it. over the :ca. in 1885 Combined, the
structure- had a front of 163 feet III inches
on the street, and a depth of 176 feet zix inches.
The structural iron used, which was purchased
in Italy, is in good condition, and is to be used
in the erection of -maller markets in the in-
terior of the Republic.
In the new market stricture. the middle
part of the roof %\ill be a monitor, raised eight
feet above the rest of the roof and 32 feet
above the floor. The sides of the monitor
nill have pivoted windows, manipulated from
the floor, to afford light and air to the central
part of the building. Directly under the
monitor %ill be a nliezzanine floor. 14 feet
above the main fljur, and 23 feet wide by
136 feet two inches long. The floor area,
including the mezzanine and the fish market,
will be 37,208 square feet. Stalls for the sale
of meat and truck %ill be built on sanitary
lines, with steel and cont rete, and the meat
and fish sections will beenclo.sed in fine screen-
ing. The entire building will be vermin proof.
The rebuilt market pier is 46 feet seven and
one half inches wide and extends 233 feet
from the sea wall. connecting at the outer end
with a steel pier which, begun in 1909, iain


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good condiirtin and, fijrn- an .'i n-riIon of the
market pii-r pr.i-er I h, -..I-1 market pier,
wa ertcti.cd in .':.'ltt -n i,.1I pu.r-. wirh aI floor
r.t, i-tm rl .Ire l. anL-I ':'-:'Ilrir-1-- I CJ r iruni T he
supp.,riit. pi'-l.r \icrI. .n.a-i-.l in toncrett, in
10'11). ut c..-.ntl uedl t -.,rrode, and. a- in
man', in-. -.inr:- thi rlani-ce and aeb; of the
flo.jr LupIp .:.rt- had.] rlttd arit ',t tei -trocturet
wa cI.i-L mnc.d. TI'h ne -iru rur.-, rtht
S..l e I-f whichh I'h t'. pic.l .I th t entire rt-c-.n-
strut riun. I-- -uppi rtetld n con..r-lte pier, built
be-,dt tie -old .,ne- Thr- i-.n, rit. v., a. niNcd
in the pr..p.,rti.on r-f 1:3 6. F...r -umre -.f the
pici.- d alterproof.int, nip..und if pIritash
an-I alum i-,a- puourtd i.n t[I, fa t ar thr time
of placinc, ,kh ll in :.t h. i -, n,) w. tr.i'-r,.I.ri,.
compound .a-r iied Rekco,-rd- hatl been k,-pt,
and eanninati.iron, %ill lit: made from tme to
time. i-, the c cFlc t ,-ca mata.-r on the diftIerent
mixture-. IThV ror.l r.ntir:l, ol reinlorcEd
c..ncrete wirh no. t 1.1. l .atcrpr,-,r._lmf ., i-
made tight Ib\ a -imIpl,. rr.ngetimrnrt, ikhi< h ir
the ld.i ..f Mr. A. P. Crar. ,the d. -igninen-
gin- r. (O tr'i Chi de- uI' tath slib is rai-ed, at
tht tinme of placin-' tie c-:.ncrcre, a luc (*.,ur
inchl-, i v.itdL ani ole and i.-ri-hall In. ht.: hii'h.
At the luncturet .la lh. t.%j lug- are in
juxtapr- t.ii :in. thi line of luncture is co.vred
'ith a rtintir iLd uonrtrete c.ip, 4 draining off
be', oni the luis.
4 -- . .
Galun Dam Spillway.
The concrete xt ork in the Npsill way ol Gatun
Dam i- ,)er 91 p,-i tent comrtil, Icd 2-li.9oQl
c L.ic ya.rd-. :ur .-3 a t.-tal .-f 225 1.10l. haI\ ng
bcein placed aj rhe cl.'-e .:f wI.irk ,:,n 'iipr-embcr
21. A -tit.n-rm.rit cf the amotint Ilid teach
working da', last neFk, and if the t.-tal in
place, f allows :


Sernt.eri.t I rI
Scptiunt-r I :

PrT:'Liut 1 i p.21 l ,

r.'r ,nd totl .

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Siii I

I' I

..-.- -- -
Immigration at Polis of Ancon and Panama.
I he number r.l p. i-i.n- shon landed at the
pr.-.r i Ant ...n anJ F'an.nma lr m.ni I'l.r gn p .r t
during the m .nrh f .4Au,i.sl ia- l ..con- r-tine

of 476 cabin, and 137 steerage passengers.
The number of .persons who embarked for
foreign ports wasi 491, consisting of 358 cabin.
and 133 -t:-erage passengers. The number of
persns who landed at these ports during
the month oecr those who embarked was

Steamship "Pleiades" Saved.
The steamrship P!eades, of the California-
Atlantic Steamhip Company'-i -sertice. which
went at'round off C(ape San Lazart., along the

coast of Lower California on August 16, has
be'n recovered by a wrecking outfit ;sent from
San Fiancisco, and i- pruoeeding to that city
under its Ion steam. No 1.es ere lost in
the ,wreck. One million and a half, out of
3.000.000 feet of lumber consigned to the
Ithmian Cainal Commi-.sion, were jettisoned.
The rert of theargo was saved.
Launch Serrice io Tahoga.
The st.rnet aid.- .d leas\et the dredge landing at
Balhot at 9 o ,]-; Tue.sday, Thbu-rd .y. and Saturday
m-'rn.ner. Ur. the return trir it arr \'e at Balboa
ab.-,ut 4 .41 p m in tme to ma.e connecLion for the
5 2s tran it Panama


About 93 per cent nf the concrete for the locks is in place, the amounr at the close of work
on St prtmbec 21 being 3.098.560 cubic \ard-, nut it a total of appi[ ximateic 4.302.563. A
t.._,al of 12,014 cubic yards of concrete %a, laid ia the locks duirinL, the ,eek ending Septem-
ber 2 1.

About 95 per cent of rheconcrete for the system of three trin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at the cloue ,1 .,-irk on %eptember 21 being l.,9S.090cubic yardsour of a
trial *,f 2,1.11l.1.000. A statement ot rhe amr-unt day of the teck ending September 21, and of the total follo-w: and a similarr statement lor
the work in the Spilla.L, at Gatun Dam is publi-hed cI-ew-here in thi .-'ue:

2-cubic )ard mixera 2-cubic yard m.xers.

Concrete Homur No oi Concrete Hours No of
i pla.ed. worked mier. pced Iwaored m !xers
Lr. .. rna ) i:. I La 1.:. Ch I'ds.
s.-rr t-r it) 52 0 8 I 52
ni[t mhe 1. 8 0 1 3 1 a
Splentp i f.r I 2 2 . 186
i. i., rm er 1t tj U t I 30
.tplt.rI er 21 I ro 2 . 96
Scpt.rrtber 21 483 I0 o 48
T..t l 421 0 I 43 I 420
Pr' iuu.. re -, rted 1.897 670
Gr.nd total 1.98.090
Concrete work in the lock at Pedio Nliquel iu over 98 pzr cent completed, 878.478 cubic
\ards, out o- a total of 889,.27, bucket mca-urcment. having been placed at the closed of
work on September 21. The record for e-arh nl rh-- working da'., -ii la t week. lollow,

D.T E.

Septemibe 16 ..
S.-cnl'rit-. r 1
etl ,bet Ie
gvi -rm.er l\
nept- mber 20
-eptember 21 ....
Pi ,,It.Lil3 rrporrtd.
Grind otal


2-cubic yard mixers. i-cut.c yard mixers Large "otal.
. . -- I .... atone. Total.
Concrete Hounrs N.. or C.-inc:re Hour- No ot
nl-h ed. workuil. rixeri r 'I.-c w, worked r.i.\-'ie

C.u. I C Lu. J i .hS. } is. Cu. I'di.
?1 7 s0 o I 91
155 13 25 4 I ... 1 5
171 14 00 .. ... 171
139 I: tJO 4 .. 139
S .. 242 13 .0 4 242
... 1 20 30 50 4 . 220
1.... 1 il i o ;5 3 3 . 1.018
4 93 87.460

Ovr .0 [.i-I cnt r-l the c. n-rcte for the s%\tem of two twin locks at Mirafloies was in place September 21. the total am.-unt on that
dart: bcnire I 221.'02 cubic :,ards4, bucket mca.iirement, out of a total of approximately 1,412,736. The record for each working day last
stcck. 1l-11-ks -

e 2-cutbc yard meters. 2-ubic yard mixers. f-cubic yard mixers. I-cubic yard miler. Total.

C.c.-rer. Hours No. ot Cor:rete lours No. ol Concrete Hours N.. or Large Cnr"rete -Hours No. ol
i..1 C'- i i rkL-'l. rr.vera ril ,r'ed wvk-o ed I m xer' r ced. I..rked., mrixe stone. pla u' w rk.-l m;xer
It . I l '. I-. L I k rt. u. Ji. Cio I .o. Cu. Ids.
Fpt? ember 10.. ..I ............... 1 I :i 6 I 000 13 50 2 n" 6 ( 0 1 .327; | 3 i 0 5 ...... 1.951
ot. -. itr 17....... ........... ... 2.' f.- -Or -' 8 67 2 3 4 :1i 1.538
S pltn,.i.-t S 18 .. ...... I 6 t 1 .' 14 : .. 520 50 ',0 6 .. 2 228
-rt ni. .r 19 .......... ...... - 64 11 I-, I Sin 1 13 00 I 43'5 4,, (O 6 .... 2.052
N: l t rl, 20. .................... r Ii i 11 212 3J 1 ? 2'5 12 0i 2 34 477 'il 6 .. 1.06
t4.l.. ir i. 21. .. .................. ' 4 It- t ; ;;'1 I 17 r ? 178 1 i O 2 a I 3t ri0 6 ... *1.871
Ti l i ;'i 1-3 (f. I 6 4 '14 64 84 2 t1 7 J (tO I 2.31). 2".0 S0 6 11 206
PItnl,,.x 1, i ril,- . ..... 603 1 21i).if6J
Grin,,,L ,ti I .. ... ...... .. 3.63 1.21.992

*[ri:lU.Je Ii i' Ubit ardJ a m.ed i, bind.

SeptenSer 25, 1912.



More Meals Served Laborers in 1911-12. but Leas
to Gold Employes.
There were 19 line h,,tels, three n.ght
restaurants, 18 European laboit-rs' rr.csse.; and
18 common laborers' kitchens, in operation
by the Subsistence Departme-nt of the Canal
Commission at the close of bu-incss on
June 30. 1912, an increa'l. of two rnt-Ies and
foul kitchens over the previus- year
The hotel and kitchen at Nombre de DLasi
and the hitlt- at Tabernill. \ere cloCed during
the year. because ,.ork at tho-- p...in; %%as
completed. One of the two rrmesres at Bas
Obispo 'tas al-.o closed. Hotels, mc,_sea. and
kitchens Here opened at Naus ziland and at
Fort Randolph, a me- and kitchen at Cerrr'..
and kitchens at RinGrandeand Paraise. The
territory served it divided into 15 districts.
each in charge of a chief steward
The total revenue for the year from the line
hotels. restaurants. me-e.es, and kitchen, \aJs
$1,263,869.Sl, an increase of S9,07 41 over
last vear; the total cost of npcrativ_,n' 3as
$1,226.352.10. an incrrdae I.1 S4 S82.90; the
profit was S37,51; 65. an incrta-te ol 4-.724 51
over last %ear. The ratioi _f .upphlie on-
sumed to revenue tas 0.41 per cent more than
last year, and of expense tu revenue 0 77 per
cent less, making the ratiL' of total cost of
operations to re'.enuc 0.36 per cent cilca than
last %ear. The percentage of priht to revenue
was 2.97 per cent. 0.36 per tcnt greater than
last year.
The expense for salaries and Aages for line
hotels, restaurants, mese-, and kitchens wasi
$162,006.78 a reduction of Sl10.022.74 from
last year. The proportion of pa5 rill to rete-
nue was 12.8 per cent, 1.9 per crent les, than
last ear.
The following table shouns the quantities
and costs of the principal article, consumed in
the line hotels, restaurants. messe-, and kitch-
enb during the :,ear:

Ari]:LE. Quantait.'. Cost.

Beef. fresh. lb. 2 ;R2 (C 4 $2; 9:1 340

Beet. s.ilt. Ics
BaLon. Il:
Beans. lhi
Butter lbs
Bread. Ibt.
Cabnage lb-
Cocoa. Its
Coffee. Ibst.
Eggs. doz
Fish. fiesh lb.,
Fish, canned tins
Fish. cured. Ibs .
Flour. lbs
Fruits. fresh
Fruits. canned tins
Garbanzas. Ibs .
Ham lbs
lee cre3m. ga .. .
Lamb. fresh, lb
Lard. Irs ..
Macaroni. lbs. .
Mil. tins
Mutton. iresh. ILbt
Onions. Ibs
Peas. lbe .
Porik, fresh. Ibi .
PorL. salt. Ib.
Potatoes willte. lIbs.
PoLatoes saeel. Ibs
Poulrt. Ibs
Rice. Ibs ...
Rolls. doz . b
Sugar. grinulated. lbs
Sugar. yellow lb':
Tea. Ibs
Veal. fresh. Ilb
Vegetables. fresh. l .
Vegetables. canned. tans .
Yams lbs .

22; ;24.
111 3631
? ;l; (.-2
161 I\WI

1 1.h. 41]
II 102
1J allX
iI 4511
it -lii,
22. P s0
30 238
53. .Qu
1; 345

22 513
1,.430 9511
483.i 17
631 557
I 5n.932
65 1;5

3.3.1HJ s2
I 6 1.,114
3*' .25 4'.
10' ."na ni
0.250 90
5 211 72
10013 04
57.410 65
8.404 ;5
IJ t3i1J 64
4.-40 '8
14.1l 1 ,5
2..537 1I5
23.26; e6
9.698 60
.iJ 17 UO
2;.235 LO
2.3132 40
11.115 10
14..jr 94
19.878 41
2,54 7 35
7.528 04
6.609 35
2f0.308 46
5;6 21
45 4,45 27
4.519 02
38.33hh ;8
13.909 h5
10 211 51
I1 1 68 15
28.127 79
2.969 99
12.369 ;5
12 879 46
22 326 82
1.955 25

or 5.09 per cent more than last ,ear. The
total number of rations served in ccmnmonn
laborers' kitchens was 554.457, which h was
139.954, or 31.49 per cent more thanlast ,ear.
The average daily attendance during June,
1912, was 2,682 at the line h,,tel, 2 834 at the
messes, and 1.446 at the kitchens. The at-
tendance at the line hotels Aaz determined on
the ba-i, that each guest average- tio meals
per day.
Additional accommodations uere procured
at the Hotel Tivoli during the %ear 1), the
building of a ne : wing. which increased the
number of room, opening on private bath from

28 to 90. There was also bought and paid for,
as an operating expense, furniture and equip-
ment to the value of about SlIU.iti. the
greater part of which was for use in the new
Asa result of the year's operations, the line
hotels and restaurants showed a loss of
$12,085.37, the Furopean laborers' messes
showed a profit cf $3S.455 ,s. and the com-
mon laborers' kitchens showed a profit of
$11.14;. ;4. The profit for the year resulting
from the operation of the Hotel Tivoli was
$53,652.36. The total profits amounted to
$91.170.01, and increase over last year of


On August 28. there were 34 837 employes actually at work on the Canal and the Panama
railroad, and of that number, 28.9S2 were Canal employes. The gold force on the Canal work,
composed almost entirely of white Americans, was 4.122. The force report for August 28
%ds. a. follows:


Co it cl nu nd Eng r g.,
C11 'i A l nt ii -lrii .
Iju c nillr a-_er E .
..'Ursi eiils..- .. . ..
Di-. urA emen< .
I"aminat n ufAccounts
Total .... .
Month previous


iA,..' I European West Indian
A laborers, laborers.


4 iS7 11 j .3 31 S'? .5i; 35?0 642 104 548 5074 2301 1251
I 1 .. .. ..... . .... .. . 10
S .. 5 ..... 1 1 9 322
6 :. li 41 4.. 4 28 .... 84 741 1;
c .. . .. . . .. .

5- 11 3 l5 i ? 3 '. .Jr, ir 3: i .s7 i ir 1
3ilt' t l yi 3 6 3 5 -7 ,lY, V2 ".1 J.714 16-- I
I- I --**

2." i 3 1' 23 'F9
1.617 356 1,383

650 50 700
I 70 '3

S 4.' I 122 2'm s 2
:2l.645 .J 1s",2 b6.'5

Panama railr.nd force. 4 S61. P.nalnj rviioa3 commissary force, 1.291. Total, 5,855. I. C. C. force, 28,982.
Grind LOt.. 34 ,37.
AllI wagjs spetied are ai gold t Include. four at 5 cents. includes 10 at 5 cents.
The force report for the Department of Construction and Engineering on August 28, follows:


artisans European West Indian
rss laborers. laborers. "

I ch cal .. ... 26m 6 3. r, 1 o i n Is I I o t. I 1 u 1. I 1 ,6o9
la.t ... a... 34u' 65 19 Sti! 0' 1',5 :3 554 10 25 54 4.673
C',tila .. ... 9 5.: 5 110 l 4 1 9 52? 676 I I' i 5, 3.:1 586 6,146
Pacific .......... . . 1.:'? I 72 25 11 l''1 ;. ?,139 : e' 6761 'e 75?4
Total ...... .. . 4. 1 1 S09 12' s 1 3 15.1.1 ii' : S R 5 0 2 I T.51 2 ,. 42 ,2 123 "69
Mfti h p previous ..' .' 1 r : '" * < 1 _ *1 -;*
'All wages speutied are In golu includes iOur .,t enaL ;in Jud: i :t > ,nI


On August 31, there were 23,09 5 occupantsof Commission quarters, as follows:


Balboa 321
Arnon'.. 4. 4U0
Lorozal 413
M ar ilorcs IS
Peoaro I.guel ... 94
Para.so 2110
Culenra 33 3
Empire .4. *3
Las Listcadas .. 6Il1
Bas Obispo .'. 63
Gorgora . I
G3tun 1
Cnatobal' .55
Toro PuiLil I5
Porlo Bello 62
Total '1 o1,

I i.in;)
II um, n idrm'
1i 40
394 203

2 1
;22 79
;7 80
1I 177
291 284
%4 6?'
39 4.
232 297
206 lt9
222 3;;
14 23
M5 27
1 ''a' I 5 ill


- ,3-r Iii'm r 'r

5664' 4 10
326 5 3
253 1 11
364 42 78
465 61 74
73 17 28
34 21 32 1
90 11 22
I t4U 30 46
4 ..... 1
83 ....... .....
4.724 19 t wi a

V West Indians.

.11I n It' -m"' dr. n

".4' 2 1
32: 5 5
169 5 5
322 32 33
223 125 158
344 124 171
445 121 182
283 150 123
163 66 72
309 104 170
I sii' 20 30
- :'i 213 349
6 ir7 ... .....
fi76 Q8 1.2,99

') Lncludes Sabn,- olcestation Tabougr:. Il r.a C-. Itra station, Palon -,: -.. Nios Island. (*) Includes
European. and AisiJt,i ii Includes ol ir,namin.n .ian ii Includes 29 E:.i Ind an-s. (s) Includes 63 Pana-
mamnana. i.') Includes Malacham. (; aIncludis Colon Hospital. (*) Includes six Asatics.

The total number of meals served in line
hotels was 2,075.335, which was 141,405, or
6.38 per cent less than last sear: the total
number of rations served in European labor-
ers' messes was 1,108,175, which was 53.630,

I .tler


Vol. VI., No. 5.

Recent Modification of Those L sed on Canal Locks
Lessens Leakage.
A slight modification has recently been
made in the seals of the cylindrical valves in-
stalled in the locks, which has resulted in a
considerable reduction of the leakage found
in early tests of these valves.
The valve, which was described in THE
CANAL RECORD for November 15, 1911, is
shown in Sketch A. It consists essentially of
a hollow c lh under mounted on a vertical stem
and resting, when closed, on a conical seat.
When the valve is opened it rises into a con-
centric case direct tly above. The opening be-
tween the two rings is closed by a pair of
leather seals, shown in Sketch B as A and Al,
mounted, respectively, on the upper side of the
upperflangeC of the valve, and the lower side
of the lower flange D of the case, when the


size. HWhen a flexible seal is used, the gap will
will be closed, even though variations in the
level of the seal exist.
An investigation of the valve equipped in
this manner, however, discloses the fact that
although leather is classed as a flexible materi-
al it still possesses enough stiflne1s, to hold the
valve off its seat when sufficient difference in
the level of the flanges C arid D exist The
stiffness of the leather is apparent when at-
tempting to bend the material at short radius.
In one case the valve was suspended in thi.
manner by the leather seal ifrm IU to 15
thousandths of an inch above the seat and
not touching it at any puicit It is obvious
that the leakage through this opening under
60 feet head would be exces-ive.
In order that the leather seal should allow
the valve to take a proper seat under the con-
,diti.ns described it was proipo,_ed to bevel the

.. . .

";': .'. ..- . .,., .. .
," .' ..* .. ;; ,' ... -.,.

(From The Canal Record, November 15. 1911.)
Diameter of outlet from central culvert 41 feet; of outlet under valve 6i feet; of mo-able cl inder of valve
7 teet 1i inches.

valve is down. The seal consists of a leather
washer made up in sections of leather one-
fourth inch thick and held down by segmen-
tal plates B and BI bolted to the flange.
The leather projects eleven thirty-seconds of
an inch beyond the flange. and. normally .one-
fourth inch of the leather makes contact
with the opposite flange. This distance may
vary by plus or minus three thirty-seconds of
an inch which is the radial clearance of the
valve and case.
.\ flexible seal i- ued at the top of thevalve,
because if a solid contact was used at both
top and bottom it would be practically im-
pos.4ibl- to have both tight at the same time
on account of mechanical irregularities, which
are liLk. to exist in machined parts of this

edge of the segmental plate nearest the free
end of the leather seal. thUa allowing the
leather to bend at an increased radius for a
given irregularity of the flanges This aas
accordingly done on the Sale previously
tested. The plates were remiv.td beveled
at E and El, and again put in place Leakage
tests, made after this modification %'as com-
pleted, showed a leakage under 60 feet head
of .014 cubic feet per second, which is a vast
improvement over the previous te.;t. which
showed leakage in excess of .5 cubic feet per
second. All valves of this type are according-
ly being modified in the manner described.
In order to soften the leather seals as much
as po-sible. the seals are being removed and
treated with a mixture of neatsfoot oil and

paraffine prepared, as follows: Two parts of
neatsfoot oil and one part paraffine are boiled
until the paraffine is absorbed by the oil.
This solution is then cooled and the leather

soaked for about 72 hours, alter which pe-
riod it is found to be solt and pliable and
thoroughly saturated with the compound.

Civil Service Examinations.
Examinations will be held, probably on
October 27, for the positions of stenographer
and typewriter, Isthmian Canal Service;
stenographerand tI pewrirer. Philippine Serv-
ice; and lypewritLr, Isthmian Canal Service.
Per-ons interested should request a copy of
Form 1424, ahich contains information in
regard to the above named examinations
Applications nill not be received after Oc-
tobei 2: thin date may be changed if necessary
Competitors in the above named examina-
tions must bring their o\un typewriting ma-
chine- to the examination room.
It is to be noted that in answer to ques-
rtions as to residence, applicants must show
such residence in a State or Territory of the
United States, and county thereof, up to the
lime of citing applucatn'n
Culebra, C Z September 14, 1912.

Ancon Crusher.
The following is a statement .f rock crushed
at Ancon quarry during the week ending
September 21:


%W P V M berIo
S,.ptmb,:r I0
SepsiTb,br u
September 21

Hours Cubic
worked. Yard.
2 00 328
8 40 451
; 10 394
6 25 522
6 10 330
4 20 442
34 45 1 2.467

Missing Men.
AnN one having information regarding the
, hereabouts of Jacob Tschop, a machinist
by trade, and supposed to be on the Isthmus.
is requested to communicate with the Ameri-
can Legation. Panama
An5 one having information regarding J. T.
Sullivan, formerly of Black Bayou, La., who
1z supposed ito be on the Isthmus, is requested
to communicate with THE CANAL RECORD.
Anyone having information regarding the
address ol John G. Tobias, formerly of Lin-
coln. Nebraska, and who is supposed to have
come to the Isthmus to work, is requested to
communicate nith the Director of Posts,
A ncon.
O'CONNOR-PETERS-At Frijoles. on Sunday.
Sepltember IS. Mis, Nina Dorothea Peters to Mr %%il-
liam Francis O'Connor, both of Empire. Rev. Carl H.
EllioL officating.

Se~1erstber 25, 1912. THE CANAL RECORD


Floating Calison for Spillwsys of Garmn and
M iraflores Lakes.
Enough of the material for the floating
caisson for Gatun Dam Spillway has arrived
on the Isthmus from the United States to
allow the contractors for its fabrication and
erection, the McClintic-NMarshall Construc-
tion Company, to begin the erection within a
short time. Inasmuch as the caisson uill not
be required until after the coming dry season,

The pressure of backwater having been re-
lieved, the caisson will-be pumped out and
floated away.
In outward appearance the caisson will be
a simple rectangular box. The framework,
consisting of vertical and horizontal girders,
supporting a system of intercostals to form
the skeleton, will be covered on both ,ides
with steel sheathing plate-, t.o a- to form a
watertight box into which will be put a suf-
ficient amount of concrete ballast to cau- e It

long. by four feet thice inches wide, with ueb
plates i-inch thick. The; will be bolted at
the end, to the two. vertical girders, 22 Icet
six inches long, fise feet nine and a half
inchc-, wide, and i-inh thick in the aeb;
and each of the three lung npaco" thus
i.-rn'ied %ill be crust.I at right angles
by nine vertical interc.osral plates. .-inch
thick This -kclei-,n in dc-see.d to with-
strand a maximum head "i J2 lect. The
sheathing %%ill tan3 in thirknits according to
the pri-.,ur e.n it. frnm 5 to 7-16 of an inch.


it will be erected at an elevation between 55
and 60 feet above sealevel,on the lake .ide of
the east wing of the Dam, there being ample
time to complete the caisson before the rise of
the lake surface above elevation plus 50 feet;
while shortly after the Spillway gates have
been closed, further to rai,.e the lake, the cais-
son can be floated off and held ready for serv-
The caisson is to be used as a temporary
dam for the passaces between piers of the
Spillway dam, when it is desired to repair the
Stoney, gatesby which the passages will ordi-
narily be controlled to regulate thesurface of
the lake. When a gate is tobe repaired, the
caisson will be t' wed from its moorings at the
side of the Spillwhvay, and swung into place
between the p;rrs supporting that gate.
Water will be let into the caisson through in-
takes below the ater line until it sinks into
position on top of the ogee and against the
vertical seats provided on either side. The
downstream side of the caisson will then be
six feet six and three-f urths inches from
the face of the gate. After the placing of
the caisson, the gate will be raised slightly
to unwater the space between it and the
caisson. This will cause a heavy pressure
from the lake on the caisson, forcing it more
tightly in place, and will afford room for work-
men to operate on the upstream side of the
When it is desired to remove the caisson the
gate will be lowered and the space between it
and the caisson will be filled with water, to the
level of the lake, through a pipe passing
* through the caisson and controlled by a valve.

to float upright and at the proper depth in the
water. Timber keels and side sillk are pro-
vided to make tight joints with the ogee be-

maT.. n-m. ..lra..a1.1 ..
tween piersand the vertical seats against uhich
the caisson will rest when in use.
The horizontal girders, three in number,
and the top truss will be 49 feet six inches

All of this material will be of spciall, tested
structural stel.
For ballast, concrete twill Ibe laid approxi-
matlc two feet six inches'leepo er the entire
bottom girder, with a blight grade toward a
sump near the center. A number of movable
concrete blocks, eight inches square by six
inrche decp, will be placed on top of thi, as a
mean-' o adju-ting the ballast.
1 he pipt-s for letting tater into the cais-on
are located ab.:,\e the second girder, holes in
which [ill all..,n the water to drain to the but-
tom. Thesepipe are twin number.four inches
in diameter, and controlled b', long-stemmed
Salves. operated from the girder above. Swash
bulkhead- ..ill minimize the rolling of the
water within the tal-- on, as-uring steadiness.
The flang- pipe. through whichh water %ill be
let into the space between cais.on and gate,
at the conclus-ion of repairs to the latter, is
at the same level as the filling pipes and be-
taeen them. It will be 10 inche-indiameter,
of cait iron, and controlledd L[y an eltention
alive zimdlar to those Ior the filing pipes
The pumps for unraiierinrg the caison, to
float it, is to be of thIe horiz. nial force r) pe,
hand operated b, two handle. It till have
a rj inch stroke. and will draw water Irom the
sump in the ballat through a 3-inch suction
pipe and force it out through a 2-.inch dis-
charge pipe, empty ing through the side of the
cailon .,bout a loot belok the top When the
cais.on i- sunk in place un its.eat, its top will
be tmo lert ei-ht inIhes above the surface of
the lake at the masimumn cle\atiun of S7 feet
above sealevel. The arrangement il pump and


September 25. 191 2.


salves, and of other detail: of c-.instructioin.
is -hown in the accumpat inc diagramna
Trap door, and ladlJer, 'ill .: [.rolided to
allow workmen access to the intcri,r of the
caisson. The top tru:,- will be Jdecked vt-r
with, yellow pint lunLmber. and th, kel- and en.J
sills will be- i -hiret, .ajk The cai-so'i-t Lim-
plete sill co.nriin aii.ru,.im.itel'. 5S ruon of
structural ste,-l The cat,.':.n for lirall,.rI s
spillsway will be cl idintital c-.nr-tructic.n.


Leari.-Col. D. LI. Gaillard r.tturnid Ir.mni
oeave of ab-crn,e on the Puntiom-, "Ahi.h ar-
rived at Criktiba l on Frila.,, SEpttLmber 20i
Returning from leave al.oon the Pat, ,ri w,,e
Mr George NI. \\ells, acco'nipani.: b, lhisl
family, and MIr. T L ClI-ar.

Silver MedJt Shooting Match.
On Sunda i. September 22. the Canal Zone
Rifle Club held the fir.t ,A :erie tf -h...,t-
:or a -.il r medal .,tlerid bF. ir \\%. 1 ar-
lington of C-li0n. I'h:e c-..riditi..n- ':f the match
tall for 10 =.hot- at the 20J-, ,ard and 60u-.,ard
ranges. no marking tcine doaRi LintdI thr 110
-hots are fircd, "Ihich n.ike thie i -unie- an
unujsuIll difficult and intier,-ring 'rniz. The:
results of Sunda 's m.j,.-h, lil...w-,:
F.ruit IIa ..nri
FBlti s' ih T r n, n-
J.-:.en -"; T ;,, l...r ,5;
H n ; 2 ,l t u . A i
Grf'ne ; ?
The meiaal must be : iun tahr.i: tri.-:s, but
rn::.t nece--.-aril\ in -.ticcc '-ion, tol bei--.me the
personal pr.:.p-rt'. .,I th t minn -r.

Notice to Patrons of Garun High School.
Pupils, r-- id nt at Cri. r-tAbal, wh,., will
attend the Gatun hi:h sAhuul th-e 1 tmn'lig ,, ear,
sill leae Coln .,n tIh I I. ;lI train. A m.:.rmnin
ses-sion of the sch..-Il ,. ill up.-:n at 1 l.10. and
close at 11 55. The afternoon se-'.ion .'. ll
open at I o'cl.tk, .nd cl-e at 15, in time for
the afternoon train g inc. north.
All pupil, attending the Gatun hi.h -chirlI
should report at ihe bljuildin; at I1.10 a. m..
October I, im-.t.ad Iu ') u 'elUck. a- .-tatI i in
pre\ iou- annr .un,,.Ilment
I-R. AK A G1.-',E.
St. pet ,i t P, de,:l ,.I 5 L'., ,"' /i.
Ancon. C. Z., ptri-ml.rr r It. 1912.

Notrie of Teachers' Meetings.
\ hite pitchers ':4 the publi.-' i h.nl= k ill
meet at theL Anci.n ,hitre -ch,..i..lbuildin; -.n
Monday' Scpt,:emb.r f .. a.tr a m.
ColhrilI trachtr- will m,: it rt t h An-::'n
white sch,.'..ilbuildJin, n MonlJa:., S pt.mbtr
31.1, at 2 pm Fr.ncsK A i~, LiE,
1pi nt'l I t e dO' I .I 'd .t' o js.
Ancon, C. Z. S-eptlemter 25 I'1l1.

Levelman and Tran'itman Examination.
E\aminatlli:n -l.r prominiation ti th,. T-.-itii.n'
of levelman and rian-i-tman -. -chtiulcJI ru
be held in the C,'mnuni-.-n clidih.lu-c it Err-
pire. on i "un'la (J),t..-er 2Il
The examinati.in V.ill inini-mmenr. prirnpi.
at 9 a m and "ill lie diti'cdi into thrtL pinrt-.
which will bIe i'.'in in the o'r tn r 'n-liat, d1,
viz. \Vritttn and i-ral exanmin..iriri a nid a
statement if traiinin l and e'.p.rincir.. _'n)m-
petitor-s %ill be r-,lunir l t I, c.mplrtc ihe
written pirtitn uf the e-anrinatiti,an 1i-for.- 1
p m.
Applications for examination should be
addrensed to the under:-igned, through the

head of department ..,r diri-ion, before the
, lu-e iof bu-.ines-- on October 17.
Cotmpttitor- should biinm t the examina-
tion roi.m. pt-ns. perinil, and tables ul circular
furncti.,n- and triangle::
No card t.f admit-ion will be needed
e i;l'l:ian, E frn:ltng Boad.
Cukbra C 7 .t'-epttmbcr 21, 1912

independent Order of Panamanian Kangaroos.
I l 1'. ..irni.u- b.irdinate. Court- ..A he Indl -
petnilnt Order ...I Panamanian Kanear.o.'
hi. d .,: JJ tj >-Jn-'.,.Iidate ilt. :r t' e uurt,
'.sth renip...rar, hcailqiuar ter-r at Empire, this
*..n-..lida .i.n [t b,.c-.ne, t-lt.tti.e i.c t, -ber I
Trhe mcinbe-i-of th': vart. u- tu-iri itill meet
it Kangearoo Hall. Empire. on Sundtia' 0Q.-
[ob,:r 6. at 9 30a m l.jr the purp.-'-.e of ntumi-
narin. ain citcrini.' lffi-,erE Un pr.:-id,, te'r the
nEt (.jufl

Maj. Benjamin NMiirgan llarrod, a member
,I the t I-tlman Canal Commis-ion Ir.im 1900J4
to I''Alli. d.d t hi- hirnum in New trlcans, La.,
o.n tSptenibt-r S. 1012, at tle aLC r.I 75 cars.
I-He as a member -i the Loui-.i.a Lnt inLer-
ini ~,-i ret', anid at R.-e tim,., 1A.1s prc, id. r't of
the Amn\ l.in S'.,c.t-t.'i I L ild EFiciniri and
ul the If rvard i.uci.l'i, l t-nmii.tr-. lIe ,;a'
al-u a memtier olt tl-_ Mi.--.-ippi kver Coinm-
nrri.-h.in alip'.in[td in lbir9, to make a surne,y
il- the ri' r anid it tributarit...

Dro-"ingof Child at L.i Cascadas
NMlar.ir,:t L Alln. _acd three *,.e-ar- and
ftiir mni..inih,. lauichter -it Mr and I r-.. H-arr
H. Allen ,.It L.a- (.a scada, na. dro.i ned int a
bu- .j ul\. rt. co- ntaiin;in about I,-jr I..-t _I
water. near hr h hume, l.,n Munrda, S'eptembrniLr
23. It u -. rairoin hea Il, at the time. and
it i- -ipp1,-.:Li that the i-hild, ho w a. pla ing
uii er thc huu-e. -tt.pped iriti an open drain.
and was tarried bi the ruoh ol tiater Lrito
thr, culvert
Supplies for the Canal.
Trhe l ..l ..r, 2 ..td Ioni.r u >m hl .uH i,.u 1tr tl. I:ltr,.
I. I I ', ..1 .Jul l; h -. -l..3 ']-. f- tli,r..r I
i a.llu, ftm 1 itT.. Ct \',:.-L.. I.rI ;N
L.t ir... .I -i'r ., iir1 L. r i. iu l :i...k
,l rj.kii.u _.i: ,lJun ujn.r tjlo i, 2,at l.- r, vii, ,r,,,
C i ttr- i:ri.:.r r... ,
.,', , t rJ t .r :l"l..t It.)rn '. rk v ,. 12
I 4ini ri I ,r C-Iaii-J,.,A' i . i rt-lItJ.
Il J .. - ..1 i L,- : 1. .. I" Il I ..L, l 'U k.
L .1it I 2l,. ii r-, EI r' A .. i l t: i
i '. -, n ber I Ir..r. \t. ii',3it : InL Il
l.., i..ni, it -Ai : 4 oi ..ia in si ,.,l a-in n .rn "- 1 .. n
i:l. li:.r niil,.h ii.,r I. ur 9 t 'un a R. ,nr. J .i n ii. n,
3 '1 'i I i t ir-v t N 1 : -a.,n I r r
-r.,. ii. r t i. I.:.r t.iu .-ir. uj i i .' i-r i. n i.hi. i, .t
--ii i aa..i i l.-r,i l i.r, .D i.i /iit j. l _.5 .n.rif ,- n t ari
li jrr I. i :l 11 r..r.. i i i i . : lI r i u l I i- r i:i.i
I J nlrl I, .I I .Jk 1:l' 11 41 1J IL r...o!. 41; L. ,Jn.lic
.. : I .. l r L I' a 'rr l: [ .I i in. ,i
I ; l i ..l .*' l,....jr..l Ill" .. [.t rinig to.._ hi: 1 CrJiif
cir,: l...r *k h.d I :- :I firO-. ,. r, Hie th...le
i t.n ti- I iJ ti -.ka i-. t: "Llj-r nL i "IliI t.on
.ll tiu; "i-tl.lendlj. I vl Iru !i- \. ri (Jrl-lal.. i, -lh 4 '13
ii'' .i o u Ii. lin iioL- r Ji.i ll; l ni: aI 'il n 25 ?0
L l -r u ..r u -- i I r l ,.
%; !,a[ fnjk lkllljt.Er C. 3 r i s .[ine
1 II./, [ II in.I. I l.,ki" I, l i ,I:.r .. h mn .: jl [ .. .on.
... .. ,, -i.' l'; i .i Ir..i.. -, "urk. mllh r ne

,..ll... ..... l-.f .ilin li [J. .i :. 'o .. ik nu.:kl ,:

S.. .. ir....ill . ., ,:hi '. i 4 oncientr.tail

IK I -.,[. -t r,' : -re l Lbe rnh IU4 b lei
,. .nl i.-.. l r L,..k rnal .aie- m air-le itli- for
i'jllJ i, l 1.1L .h ir i. i:rlJ rr.: .Elln.reou n rt0o.

Vol. VI.. No. 5.

Comparison of Franked and Paid Classes Handled
at Canal Zone Post-Offices.
The Division of Posts, Custums and Reve-
nues made a count of all mail matter received,
dispatched, and handled in transit o; the
Canal Zone from August I to August 31, 1912,
inclusive During the -ame period, the postal
matter passing under the frank of Official
business" smas weighed, and estimates have
been prepared to show the revenues that
wuld accrue if such matter %were charged the
regular rates. A recapitulation of the count
follow s:
,iadi nmantr dispatched-The total number
of letters dispatched from the Canal Zone
offices with postage paid was 191,611; papers
and package, 18.642. Official letters dis-
patihed numbered 79.558; packages, 4,263.
Paid registered matter included 5,853 pieces:
official registered matter, 6,001 pieces. Total,
305 928
,itd matter reteitrcd-The total number of
paid letters, received was 190,239: the number
ofl papers and package; wtas 135.264. Official
letters received numbered 73.376; packages,
5,,;46. Paid registered letters received a-
mounted to 4.1o9, official to 5,5;0. Total,
.ail n!uatter in .ra'zn;:t-This comprises all
clas..:- of mail matter received and dispatched
b% the exc:llan.ze offices at Ancon and Cristo-
bal to the tric-.of1 Panama and Colon, and to
all countries in tht- P,'.-tal L'niun Paid letters
in this category numbered 87,424: packets,
14,702, in addition to 4,038 sacks of papersand
lb,9.4 -min.ki paper- Regi.tered piece in tran-
sit amounted to 12,943. 1 oial 134 053 pieces,
and 4.lIS8 -a, kL of papers. The total number of
pieces handled during the month was 858,183.
O.licial matter-The eightt of official mat-
ter, including letter- and packages, handled
during the month was 24,033 pounds. The
estimated weight of the 7r,558 official letters
di-patched is 9,943 pounds. and regular
postage on it would have amounted to $3,181.-
f6. On the 4,2o3 packages dispatched, with
eightt ol 10.424 puund., the postage would
have been Sl.6o7 S54. Regi'try iee-, on 6,001
,,rficial re>i-teirs should have amounted to
$600).10, andi the regular postage on the 13.609
pound- w"hi.-h they weighed would have beeh
S4.354 SS. The brutal revenue from these
four -ourct- v.ould have been S9,804.58
Women's Clubs.
The Gatun \\urnan's Club will upen its
fifth tear on Thur-.dav ailternoon. October 10.
Thtre will be a pn.gram presented, % which will
all fuor a schedule, a flulloi s: The first Thurs-
day in tach month will be a bu-ine.,s meeting,
sith curirint ernts; the second meeting in
coach munth mill be in thechargeof a chairman
of one of the four departments, namely,
home. literature, eilutati-.nal. and philan-
thr,.p.. Programs, suitable to the month,
will be arranged, as, in November, a progiamn
on Thanksgr;ing custom-: in December, on
Chri-tmas cusroms. In February, there will
be a patriotic program to celebrate W'ash-
intc.n's BirthdiL:,; March and April will be
general. Pro% i-.ion will be made fir speakers,
and it i; expected that the club will hold the
usual teas and social events.

The Corozal Sunday school held a social
and cake saleat the recreation hall on Wednes-
day evening. September 18. A musical and
literary program was one of the features.
The net receipts amounted to $55.35.

September 25, 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Assocla-
t ion.
Mr. Joseph Page. former secretary of t h. V. NI. C A.
at Delcold. Welt Virginia. has 3 :.imed the duties ol
secretary at the Porto Bello clihbhaii"..
Mr. E J. Schulte. former iiniitant ph ,icil director
of the V. NM. C. A st L.nn Mas- hai begun Lis worL
as assistant secretary of the Criitobal clubnouise
The plan of holding mo inre p'.:t.U-e r-hibilton. in the
enlarged room ot ihe =cho:olhou-ii- -it Cul-ilia his been
orTrially -,pprovedl. Annnunc:ement of the n. t e.xh,-
bition will be made b, Dullklin.
The Colebra b n line ..Ilci.: ;ll be reprCriLeid in the
rear of the Admr.niilir,,tion anne adnd I...J.tional
faclhLiesill beproc:ured by connectionuth treat built].
Empire bowled the Gorgon teani on Saturday S, p-
tember 21. on the Empire alleys. %inning all tree
games. Following are the acore;.
Empire. Gorgon:,
Gustav.on. 173 177 152 Simmc-ns 1.7 1A4 1 6
Potter... 183 162 1 1 E ,,cret 127 1I6, 125
Edwards 146 161 IS4 Gebbart IS1 I i 1"
Pearson 180 154 163 king l11I 1r 144
Huson 184 178 170 Dasis 123 li3 147

Total .. 866 831 10 741 S32n ; 5
The first game in the I--thmn n bonlin& tournament
will be bowled or, October 5. wh,.n Emire a ill play the
Culebra team. Ina-'much a3 the Ciik bra team hai; no
home alleys at the present time. the a i11 tiie the Em-
pire alleys for their tournament games
Mr Rusell. the a.,ito'nt sa'ci rt.ir-'. who has been
acting secretary at Porto Bello fr.r the, I'3; t- o mnrth-:
vill resume his duties here this ekS. The reiuhar
gymnasium and iencing cla.ses 'sill lbe it arted t31 nn e.
Sisteen men entered in th? lc.731 Scitrribtr han Jicatn
pool tournament, and eight mentr in the billiard tiotr-
The following is the standing in the local pool and
billiard tournament-
Name. Won'r Lost. P C
Johnson. .. .0 .. t 000
Harter ........ 4 I . (100
WValcut .. ... 3 3 .00
Robitov. .
Mean-s". . 0 2 000
A saecial musiers serx;re* will b. held 3t ihh Gorcona
clubhouse on September ?A. The .-erv-ie begin ait
promptly Everv one in Gorc;nn ai in, sted
The howling alleds will soon be in eood condien.
The league will open on the first Saturday inOct.obir.
All who wish to loin a male oaurt.e or geke club are
requested to band their names to the secretaryy
The work of shellacking. the bowling alle.s which
were recently replaneil, was heeiin on Saiurday S.p-
tember 21. It is expected that ihiy esil bc rei.ch the
latter part of thisi;eek when an "Opening" sillbe held
Several new tenpin halls were rec tied on the list
boat. When the I'thmian lourni.ment opens on (k,-.
tober 5. Gatun will play at Crunmibal.
A beginners' cl -s iin ip..nih m.II be ;tarted on lWed-
nesday. September 25 ahich will ftrnish a good optpor-
tuniLy to acquirea working krnoIlede of the language.
The cour.,e runs for 10 lei aon. The charge ;e m2 50.
Any member may loin An advanced classa 31so strLa
on September 25.
Mr. PearTon of Empire hatinr failed to appear ror
the final game of pool with Mr. DePoorter ni G.atun on
Saturday night. September 21. the latter will be de.
cleared champion pool player of the Iithmu; and mill
receive a handsome gold medal The Gatun clubhouse
challenges all other clubhouse on the Itllnmus to a
match game of ptiol or billiards ot both. the team to
consist of any number of men desired.
At the "Open house' held on Saturday evening. Sep-
tember 21 music was furnis-td by the MNcClinttc-Mar-
shall fife and drum club and the commissar% mandolin
Forty new books were received from the Linited

StLtes during the [.pat s.ek and placed on the shelves
lor c rirult ori
Thert in still an ojuortuntvy for those desiring to join
the cliss in ;ioihiriard. Mni.'h meets every Tuesday

Regular b~sk,-'bail pra.:tiie will be held Tuesday and
ThurJda,. vev-ning All int. rested are urged to attend.
The Married Fi-.lk- dii'kpin tournament held on
Saltuid.y niiht. Spt.'uml-er 1., was won by Mr. and
Mrir W. J Burn. Tie prize was a handsome gold
rmn -d .i 'rer v.erc. a: ioIllws:
Na in.. 1 2 3 Total.
Ml. and PMr. Burn I.: .. 152 .. 167 .. 494
Mr and Mrz Ciittr. 154 .. 147 .. 157 .. 458
Mi in.i MrN r i . 14L .. 154 .. 153 .. 451
Ir an.1 Mr' Furr.-ll I .. 161 .. 144 .. 444
MN ..rd M l Lan.i,.r-" '4 .. 161 .. 137 .. 442
Thetir ri ill be another i.:.. ornament of this kind on
Otot,., 2 All nti, ,:.ed ;r.r invited to participate.
Tn- litr.mn t.rilinm l -.igue opens October 5, with
Gatun boiling at L.riistb.i All bowling fans are in-
vited t:. attenal.

Rainfall from September I to 21, 1912. Inclusive.


Pa.. ii. 3i.J.I- Ins. Ins.
Ancon 1.29 13 4.38
BalboL: .. 1.76 13 5.26
*Mirrl..r.-, .. 2.01 2 7.84
PNdro M,,uel 1.25 13 4.71
Ri. Grir d .. 3.27 21 8.26
Culebr 2.65 21 8.00
*C a rri .,ho 1.26 16 4.71
Emt.ire .. 2.23 21 8.54
C.mrc., 1.67 21 7.07
JU. MIlm1 .. 1.49 6 7.11
Arlh u.li ... 1.06 15 3.97
'El 9-.i, .. .94 17 4.04
C1(re.,na .. 1.00 3 5.19
*Friiit. .. 3.25 2 9.32
M.:,nie LiII.. .. 1.40 14 6.40
Gain .. 2.45 2 7.24
Brazo.- Brook .. 2.72 3 8.26
C.lo .. 2.13 2 10.80
Porto fie11.3 .. 4.02 1 14 t11l.97
.'tandird r-in ci-ge-rf.adings at 5 p. m. daily.
.uitornr.tlic rain gage aI. unstarred stations-values
miidright to m.iidnilt iTo i p. m., September 20.

Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum het1tli; c0 the Chagres RIl-i f,..r the -Feek
ending mOnilnht SIturdli. September 21, 1912. All
heireht. ari in i li. abtia e mean sealevel.

Dv A;D D,.-- ,., la. | | g|
Rm ,

Sun S.p, 15
NMon S.P. 1o
Tu.t.. !br.it 1 ?
k.et Seri, is1
Thur. -.:rt 1)
Fii Sep 20
Sat Sept. 21

1.311 4
12i .4
I .".8
12; .4
120 6
12 .0

Height of low waterr to
the neatest loot . 175.0 91.0


Lo-T-C n Eurd.,y. 5- piember 15, between NewFri-
1oles -nd Po-t.o a runtitn deerhound. Finder will
ple-ae.e t,.lephone C.orona 6restation and receive re-

FoutN,-OCn Pnrnma-Balloi labor train, a leather
puise Address Dii: r.ci S.nL a Inspector, Balboa.


Duty on Imported Articles.
CULEBRA, C. Z.., September 17, 1912.
Articles (such as automobiles, motor boats, etc.. im-
ported by employes for personal use without payment
of duty shall not be sold, transferred, or let for hire by
the employee or any agent, to any person not entitled
to import such articles free of duty.
Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.
President. Panama Railroad Company.

Acting Purchasing Agent on the Isthmus.
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 16. 1912.
CiRCULAR No. 460:
Effective September 15, 1912, and during the absence
on leave of Capt. Courtland Nixon, Mr. Charles L.
Parker, Assistant Depot Quartermaster, will perform
the duties of purchasing agent on the Isthmus.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.

Appointment of Senior District Judge for the
Chnal Zone.
ANcoN, C. Z., September 23, 1912.
Joseph B. March is hereby appointed Senior District
Judge for the Canal Zone, agreeably to the laws of the
Canal Zone. including the Executive Order "Consoli-
dating the administrativedistrict ofGoigona. with that
of Empiie. and for other purposes," approved by the
Piesidenton September 12. 1912.
(Signed) M. H. THATCHER.
Head of Department of Civil Administration.
Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.

Reopening of Swimming Pool on Colon Beach.
COLON, R. P., September 20, 1912.
Effective Sunday, September 22, 1912, the swimming
pool located on Colon beach will be reopened, and
tickets of admittance thereto will be sold at the Wash-
ington Hotel, as formerly.
J. A. SMITH,General Superintendent.

Tide Table.
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending October 2,
1912 (75th meridian time):

DATE. Low High Low High Low
A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M.
S,-ptrri rer 26... ...... 3.33 9.45 3.50 9.58
Sr.itemii 27. .. C4.02 10.20 4.21 10.32
.prn.l-,-r 28 ... .... 4.33 10.52 4.53 11.05
September 29.. ..... 5.06 11.27 5.26 11.40
September 30... 5.40 12,02 6.01 ......
October I ... I 6 17 12.42 6.41 .....
October 2 .... 12 5 6.57 1.27 7.27 .....

Band Concert.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Hotel Tivoli. Ancon, C. Z., Sunday,
S,.i ',ib-Lr 20, 1912, at 8 p. m. The program follows:
I NMrci-Caralier (By request) .......... Harris
2. Selection-The Red Widow.............. Gebest
3. Waltz-Tres Jolie ..................Waldteufel
4. Overture-If I Were King.............. Adam
5. Popular Song-Climb a tree with me...... Harris
6. Grand fantasie-BHom, Sweet Home, the
World Around (By request)........Lampe
7. Selection-Robin Hood..............De Koven
8. Popular selection-The Broadway Reiew ... Lampe
9. March-There's a Girl in Havana. Goetz and Sloane
CHARLES E. JENNINGS, Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Gorgona. C. Z..
on Sunday. October 6, at 6 p. m.


A statement of classified expenditures of the Isthmian Canal Commission to July 31, 1912, follows:
Deportn ent DeolrranL De-t rimcirt | 'epair] nent l |s
PaRIoos. oD (r-nt De i 1rtr.t Lonatrui .eon i (-..neralltens. Fortifications. Total.
Adn.inislrati on La.. ?:-~i.l;i i..n ,and E ng.neerirni,

Total to June 30. 1909 5.42 oot nC i (.1 j r2 5i 42 1 r i ll ,6 .745 i7 109
T,'Ltal- Fiscpl Y'ear. 1910.. i 9. a31 3; . I.ifr Ii1 98 24 e ll IM; (15 1 .. i'.a t t 1: 67 ^ 60 27
Total--iLcal Year. 1911... .. ...... ; ; 6 4; ; I 340 a 17 33-5. 6 7 I
Total-Fiscal Year. 1912 ............. 1 24I ?. 1 I 62' 1 5 i il;'1 4t.: Is IU 2 Qli. t. 1 3 I 1 17 b 1 5t6 35 3l 6 V. 5 14
July..1912 .. ... ... .......... 63 9121 64 t49 24t i 211 i n 15 I _92 i 3.143 5r9 37
Grand total .............. ...... 5 775 832 I 2".1 ;77 oa 14.938.50; 61 11 4 94) 4509 U R7.0011.5511 73 1 317.X001 58 126,4.00 627 17



Vol. VI., No. 5.


The commissaries are open during the following
Cristobal, 8 a. m. to 12.30 p m and 2 to 7 p. m.
Balboa, 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. t as 30 to 7 p. m.
Ancon. 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 6 p. m.
All others 8 a. m. to I p. m.. and 3 to 7 p. m.

Retail prices of cold sior-irg provisions for the week
beginning September i3. 19 12
Mutton-?iteaing per c-und ....... 6
Shotulder, n-ck trimmed oftf i' pounds
and over), per pound............. 9
Entire forequarter (not tiimnmd 10
pounds and over), pr prou ad 8
Le. i to 10 pounds,) per pound..... 17
C ,jtl,. per pound................ 18
Short cut chops, per pound.......... 20
Lamb--Stewing, per pound.................. 6
Entire forequarter, neck trimmed off,
per pound........................ 9
Leg (5 to r pound". r-r ,pound ....... 20
Chop.; per po.urd ......24
Cutlet, p*-r t-ound .. 24
Veal-Stei.in per p,ond 10
Shoulder. Ic.r rx.rAng mnot under 4
pounds), per pound............... 121
Chops, shoulder, per pound............ 16
Chops pier p. unlni.................... 24
Loin for r'r-tng. per pound ........... 24
CuJtl,'Ls. pti rpound......... ........... 28
Pork-Loin chopi or roast, per pound......... 18
Beef- Suei per pund....................... 2
Soup, per pound...................... 5
Stew, per pound........ 8
Plate, per pound................ ...... 9
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 14
Corned, No. 2, per pound............... 12
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound ................ 12
Pot rO.t., p-r .)und 15
Rib roast, second cut inot under 3t
pounds), per pound................. 16
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound....... .................. 18
Sirloin roast, per pound................ 19
Rump roast, per pound............ 19
Porterhouse roast, per pound.......... 20
Steak, chuck, per pound ... .......... 121
Round, per pound............... 13
Rih i:er pound................. 18
Sirloin per pound.............. 19
Rump. per pound............. 19
Porterhouse (not less then I1
pounds), per pound 20
Tenderloin (\\ r e crr.,i rr pound 25
Venison (Imported),Stew. rEi r.c.u'J 6
For,.Juarlr n riot unrier
[roun-a.;. p.r pound 9
Rak noot undri pounas).l
pi, r pour,, 20
SladJle ,r,., undeI.r ; I lb_ 1.
ter pIund 20
L-g (not undrI-r pounds).
per pound.............. 20
Chops, per pound......... 24
Cutlets, per pound........ 24
Pate de Foie Gras. jar ...................... 55
Livers-Beef, per pound .................... 11
Calf. each .................. ......60
Half. each..................... 30
Steak Hamburger, pkg ..................... 13
Sau-.sagte- Bologn.. per pound................ 11
FiankUurtEr. per pound ............. 12
Lieberwurst, per rcudn, 13
Devonshire Farm. per pound 19
Sweretbrea,1s- Bedf Dar f.,ound............... 25
Egg; irestr. duzen ................ +t35
one-tn lf do-ztn ordy............... tl18
Bluefr.i0 per pound......................... 12
Halibut. fresh, per puund 12
Salron fresh. tIr rrouid 22
Fluee fresh, per pound...................... 10
Sha.s. Irstl each ................. 50
Roes, shad, Pair. ................. 25
Chickens-Fan-s, roiling milk It1, larg.. each 1.40
Finm:y ro...t.ng. mile f. 1 mne each 1.10
Francy ro.tipg '.i)rn f,.-d about 51
p."jnds e,ch ........ 1.25
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 41
pounds, each.................. 1.00
Fowls. each ff60 7.0.90 1.00
Ducks (Wet.:irn about 4 pound; -alw 1.25
Broilerf. milk 1id, earth 70
Broildrs, corn fed. each ...................... 60
Turke s per pound ...... 26
Squabs each. ...... 35
Capons ea.:h ...... 2.10
DuLL. k- blackhead. pair ....... 60
Pinrtridg.-s t.air ....... 1.30
uue r, ,r ...... I .0
PIne-as into .r p'it ...... I 30
Ham-German, Westphalia. per pound........ 36
Sugar cured. per pound ............. 20
Sliced. per pound ....... 21
Half for boilric. per pound. 22
Builed. per I.ound ...... 28
Hocks per pound ....... 78
Beed. salt, family, per pound......... ....... 12

Bacon-Breakfast, whole piece, per pound..... 23
sliced. per pound .... ... ...... 24
Pork. salt famiy. per pound .. . ... 14
Ox tongue., enah . .. ... .. I 00
Pigs Feet. per pound.. .... ... ....... 9
Tongues, r.er pound ..... .......... 18
Butter-Creamery. special. per pound .... .. 38
Sheffield Faims, extra jincy. per lb.... 46
Chbeee-- Phdadelphia cream. cake ... .... .. 10
Roquetoit. per pound . .. 45
youngg America. per pound ... ... 22
Su. per pound .. ...... .. 28
Edam. each......... .. .... 1 00
Parmesan, per pound ... ... 35
Edam. tin .. .................... 26
*oud ;, per pound . . .. 10
Milk (Certified), per bottle .... ... "20
Butter, bottle........... .. .... IS15
Fer-mil-lac, bottle ............ ..... "20
Ice cream, quart I'5
I gill.n ... ... ........ 50
Beets, per pound............. . 4
Cel-lr per head............. 8
Cabbage per pound............... 4
Cucumbers, per pound... .... .
Carrots, per pound ........... .......
Lettuce, per pound.......... .. 15
Oninri per pound .. I
Potatoes.nhite. per pound ... .
sweet, per pound..... ........ 3
Squash per pound .......... .. .. 5
Turnip, per pound ........... . 3
Tomlates. per pound t6...
Sn,.. per pound . . . 3
Apples, per pound........... ... .. 5
Canteloupes, each.............. .. .. 10
Grape, per pound ... 0... *0
Grape Fruit. each 4
Leme.n dozen. 24
limes per 100............. .. 80
Plu'ni. per pound . ... . . I
Or-rics. JI maica. per dozen 12
Pinrjpple-.'. each 121
%% -,iermelons. ac . . 35
Peache rper pound .. t12
*Indi.-ates reduction from last Hist.
lnirnI'3t.-s 5 cenLi alloi.ed lor return of bottle
tIndicates advance on last b: i.
ttFowls weigh each about. at follosF. 3. 31. 4. 41.
and 5 poun-l- Prices are ba'ed accordingly, when
siz- .oldi-red i. not in stock next lightest eight i- sup-
ihr-ij and refund note sent for dirTelence.
?Sold only from commis i..ies, no orders taken for

Misdirected Let ters.
ANcoN. C. Z September 25. 1912.
The following insufficiently a.dr-a.'eed letters. origin.
nating in the United States and is ponsesuion.. hate
been rtc-ived in the office of the Director ol Posts and
inav be pro:ur.-d upon request oi the 3ddre"ir-e
Bel, r, W D LaPoint. W. F.
Burk. Lester 0. Lassoun. Mr
C arroll. Robt. t.ahone Tom
q'.4,ro.. Juan Santiago MI-.ov 'A 51M
.a1,.)e loseph A. Miller F G. (r.kg I
Cuope M;. .Anni, Moore, -Frank H. ?)
Curtiss, CIre n:.e Martin Muriar. Frank 0?
DeLancey, J. B. Pai" rteon. MI. Mde
Dogan, D. Pa. ne. Percy
Do.1'- %%iltiam James QOu:k. Rav L sws.
PDuthe r- r Clarence Rteed Hugh
EIh...tt. Z B R .ese. Daniel
Fhr.,ri P S i. ,in. John
tGririth Re%, I. M. To1ige. irHenn
Han-ell B. W.iJk,-r. E F.
Hin-s. Stanley WVect. Mi...i Anme Langley
Hipon Icna..iao lh .-flrr Malcolm R.
K-imrt.erlh. Mri Wm. T. Wi,e. Jr. W\ViLl.m > ii
Kinrg. Al. P Wie .Mr, May
Lane Roy G
Bade., Donald Hanson Miis Bereuice E.
B0ll FusLace Jimenez Roberto A
Burk, Lester 0. Jones. M sa Laura
Cameron, Mrs. Robert Kitchen F. L.
Carvallis. Carlos Lundie. Robert
Case Adelbert Newbale. Michael
Clough \V S Pre-ntsas. Jame,
Di. Thomas R cih.nback. George
DEeLncv. I B Rowe. Atired
Elm. Mr. Bron Shephard Fre.-lrick
Fiiinnc. V\. P. Talur, Mkit Oliver
Gaeb, Mrs. H. Thomas. Miss Mmmee
Grant, Win. Wilkins. H. E.
Griset, Leon Williamson Mrs. P

Sale of Public Buildlngs at Cucaracha.
CULEBRA, C. Z.. September 16. 1912.
Sr.-il. pro.oial. will be irc:eied h at thi, office until
3p m :.,'Iond.,y. Septeimbrr 30. 1l12?, and then opened.
f.:.r tne purchase of any utr ll of four buildings located at
Cucaralch.. Number of buildings and full information
s11i he firnished upon a pDlihation to any Distnrit
Quartermaster. or to thU. office. Proposals must be ac-
companied by lrie per centum (5' 1 of amount bid.
Lnselkpe- containing proposals should be endorsed
"Propoal for purchase of buildings" and addressed to
Capt. R. E WOOD. Acting Chief Quartermaster. Cule-
bra, Canal Zone.

The following is a list of sadings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company, of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's line:
Allianca ....... P. R. R. Friday ...... Sept. 20
Colon.... .........P. R. R Friday...... Sept. 27
Advance ..... P. R. R..Thursday... Oct. 3
Panama ... P R. R. Wednesday..Oct. 9
Allianca .. .. P. R. R .Tuesday.. ..Oct. 15
Colon ........P. R. R. Monday.. .Oct. 21
Advance ... .....P.R. R. Saturday.. .Oct. 26
Panama .P.R.R. Saturday. Nov 2
Panama ... ....P. R. R Friday...... Sept. 27
Alinca. ..... ...P R. R .Trursday... Oct. 3
Colon... ....... P. R. R.Wednesday..Oct. 9
Advance .. .P.R. R. Tuesday Oct. 15
Panama P. R. R. Monday.....Oct. 21
Allanca P. R. R. Sunday .....Oct. 27
Colon .P.R R..Saturday .. Nov. 2
Zacapa. . ........ U. F. C.. Wednesday. .Sept. 18
Sixaola. . .......U.F.C..Saturday .. .Sept. 21
Prmn Joachim........ H.-A Saturday. ... Sept. 21
Almirante.. ....... U. F.C. Wednesday..Sept. 20
Magdalena .. ..... R. M .Saturday.... Sept. 28
Priz ELel Friedrich. H.-A.... Saturday ...Sept. 28
Carnrillo ... ....... .L F.C. Saturday... Sept. 28
Santa M arta ..... U. F. C.. Wednesday..Oct. 2
Prinz August Wilhelm.H.-A ...Saturday.... Oct. 5
Turrn.lba... ......U. F.C. Saturday .. Oct. 5
Metapan . . U.F C. Wednesday..Oct. 9
Tivives.. ........U. F.C. Saturday... Oct. 12
Clyde ..... ......H.-A. Saturday ....Oct. 12
Prnz Sgismund .. .H.-A. Saturday... .Oct. 12
Zacapa .. ... U. F.C. Wednesday..Oct. 16
MeLapan .........U. F. C. Thursday.... Sept. 26
Pnnz Sigiimund. .. H.-A ... Monday..... Sept. 30
Clyde. ......... .R. At .Tuesday..... Oct. 1
Tivives . U. F C. Saturday....Oct. 1
Zacp .. .. .U.F.C. Thursday....Oct. 3
Pnnz Joachim H.-A.... Monday..... Oct. 7
Sxaol0a. ... .. .. U.F.C. Tuesday.....Oct. 8
Almarante . . U. F. C..Thursday... Oct. 10
Pnru Eite] Friednch H.-A ... Monday.... Oct. 14
Carrillo . ..U F.C. Tuesday. ...Oct. 15
Oruba ..... .. R. M .Tuesday.....Oct. IS
Parismina ...... U.F.C. Saturday .Sept. 21
C~rL.ago ...... U. F.C. Saturday ...Sept. 28
Hereda ... U. F. C. Wednesday. OCL. 2
Atenas . .U.F C. Saturday.... Oct. 5
liredi L. F C. Wednesday..Oct. 9
PaLitsmin,1 U.F.C. Saturday .Oct. 12
Abangare LU. F. C. Saturday .Oct. 19
Ca tago ..U. F.C. Wednesday Oct. 23
Aten.s U. F. C. Thursday. ..Sept. 26
Hetedia .. .U.F.C. Thursday... Sept. 26
Pansmma LiF.C. Thursday.. .Oct. 3
Cartago.... U.F.C. Thursday.. .Oct. 10
Atenas .U.F.C. Thursday.. Oct. 17
Parnmina U. F C. Thursday. Oct. 24
Abgang.r.z U.F.C. Thursday. Oct. 31
Cartago U. F C Thursday. ..Oct. 31
Panama Railroad Company's steamers sail from Pier
II. Cnstobal. at 3 p. m.
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter.-
nate Tuesdays, at 10 a. m.; for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.
Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
York. via Kingston at 10 a. m.. on sailing dates. The
Prsns August WIVhelm and Prni.rJo.ihm sailat 2 p. m..
and call at Santiago de Cuba. on both outward and
homeward voyages.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct, leave on Thursdays. at 3 p. m for New Orleans
via Limon and Barnos, on Thursdays. at 2 p. m.; ships
for New York via Kingston. on Tuesdays. at 2 p. m..
and Thursdays at 2 p. m.; for Bocas del Toro, on Mon-
days at 5 p. m; for Limon. via Bocas del Toro, on Tues-
days at 5 p. m.

The following shins arrived at. or departed from. the
port of Balboa during the week ending September 21.
ArrivalR-September 15. Corddiau. from Port Har-
loId: Sertember 15 Quito. from Guayaquil. Septem-
ber 16 Guartemala from Cailao; September 16. Peruc
from Guayaquil. September 17 Utevyalf. from Callao
September 20. .e-pulco from San Francisco; Septem-
ber 20. Stanley Dollar. from San Francisco.
Departures-September 17. tasianro. to Callao
September 17. Palna. to Valpaiaiso; September 18.
Cordelia. Lo.Port Hariord: September 20.Ciy of/Sydney,
to San Francisco.





The Canal Record
Published week under the authority and supermtsin o
the Isthmian Canal Commiijilon.

The Canal Record is usuea free of charge. one copy
each, so all employes of the Ccmmtsiion and P.-iraam
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roU.
Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained fromn tkhe
news stands of the Poanama Railroad Comp'any lor si'
cents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isrhmus of Panam.i.
No commnunscatlion. e ther for publicatior or r.-7,a(ests5
information. ml/ rece atit nf n us li, in n.l- inh tChe
full name and address of the -rarter

Pipeline Along Naos Island Breakwater.
The outer end of Naos Island breakwater
is within 500 feet of the island, and the Divi-
sion of Fortifications has begun the laying of
a 4-inch pipeline to supply water for the
work of construction on the adjacent islands
of Perico and Flamenco. Clapets have been
used heretofore, hauling water from Balboa.
.The pipeline will connect with the Ancon-
Balboa main near the bridge across the estu-
ary between the East Balboa hotel and the
commissary, and will extend across com-
pleted dumps at Balboa and along the break-
water track. It will be 17.050 feet in length,
and will be capable of delivering at least
100,000 gallons of water per day at Naos

Protecting Culebra Cut from Flooding.
To protect Culebra Cut from inundation
by the Chagres River, in consequence of the
rise of Gatun Lake, the dike at Gamboa is
being raised and strengthened. Earth and
rock will also be dumped at a point about
a thousand feet south, where the Camacho
Diversion, passing under the Panama rail-
road, strikes at right angles a barrier sepa-
rating it from the Canal channel. Both dikes
will be carried to 78.2 feet above sealevel,
and the one across the Canal will be widened
approximately 40 feet. The tops of the dikes
before the beginning of these operations were
73 feet above sealevel.
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Rebuilding of Dredge "No. 85."
The hull of pipeline suction dredge No. 85
was successfully launched from the shipways
at Balboa on Monday afternoon. September
30. This dredge, which was formerly en-
gaged in the hydraulic fill at Gatun Dam,
was dismantled about two months ago and
shipped to Balboa in sections The work of
putting the hull together has takers about
six weeks, and it is expected that within
another month, its upper works will have
- been replaced, when the dredge will again

be ready for service It will be put to %ork
excavating for the new inner harbor at Bal-
boa, the material from which will be used in
filling in the low area on the west side of the
Panama railroad, between Corozal hill, and
the Balboa wye.

Dock Changes at Balboa.
The remainder of the Panama railroad
lumber dock at Balboa, a part of which col-
lap.ed on August 17. is being removed. Ad-
ditional cracks developed at the north end
of the wharf early last month, making it
unsafe for further use, and the two cranes
stationed thereon were at once dismantled
and removed from the zone of danger Most
of the lumber in the old wharf is being utilized
in the con-truction of a shed over the cement
dock, which is now used regularly by Pacific
coast steamers, in taking on and discharging
cargo. The cement dock is 656 feet long, and
will be covered for practically its entire
length. The substructure of this dock re-
cently moved slightly channelward in one or
two places, due to the pressure against it of
the adjoining landfill. Further movement has
been stayed b\ installing anchor rods fastened
to the caissons by ateel clamps, the outer ends
being embedded in solid concrete bases.

Buildings Along Zone Boundary Road.
Affecting the erection of buildings along
the Panama side of the Ancon-Balboa road,
between its juncture with the Panama-Balboa
road, and the Ancon post-office, the municipal
council of Panama has ordained that such
buildings shall not extend beyond the align-
ment marked out by the buildings of the
National Institute. and the sidessalks shall
have the same width as thu-se of the National
Institute on that road. This provides that
the sidewalks shall be at least eight feet wide.
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Transfer of Compressors to Balboa.
In the transfer of the two air compri. sors
in the plant at Las Cascadas. and the builers
from which they are -.,spplied with steam,
to the Balboa power plant, referred to in THE
CANAL RECOkD of August 2S, 1012. one com-
pressor and one boiler will be installed at thr
Balboa plant within a week, and the other
compressor, with tiwo more boilers. is to be
transferred b\ the first of January Each
compressor is capable of compressing 2.500
cubic feet a minute from atmosphere to a
pressure of 100 pounds to the sqoate inch.
and is driven by a double-cylinder simple
engine of 250-horsepower.
The plant can be spared from Las Cascadas
on account of the advance of excavation in
Culebra Cut. The air mains, which extend
the length of the Cut, will thenbe supplied by
the plants at Empire and Rio Grande. The
Balboa. pl4nt has been using two compressors
heretofore, supplying the Ancon quarry
through an 8-irlph rnqin, and the Balboa

shops through a 6 -inch main, crossing the *
saddle between S,.,-a Hich and Sosa Loa.
The new compressor %,ill be used principally
for drills in the excavation for the permanent
terminals, which will be -upplied through
6-inch mains, skirting both sides of the Sosa
hills. They will be installed in the present
boiler room of the Balboa plant, requiring
no extension of the building, except a small

Erection of Hydroelectric Plant at Gatun.
Operations have begun for the erection of
the permanent hydroelectric station at the
Spillway of Gatun Dam. Excavation for
the turbine pit-, close by the Spillway dis-
..harge channel, on the east side, has been
carried to 5.25 feet below sealevcl, over an
.irea of 100 by 30 feet. The sheer steel
penstocks are being a4;embled on the north
toe of Gatun Dam, near the Spillway The
penstocks, o1 -which here will be three. with
provi-iont for the installation of three more.
ih desired, will -a31h be 10 leet ix.\ inches in
diameter. ol I-inch steel. banded at interals of
eight feet nith 3-inch b% g-inch Z-bar'. all set
in concrete. The center of intakes will be at
elevation plus 68.25. and their dischai ce- into
the turbines at elevation plus 27. \\hi n Gatun
Lake is at its normal level of 85 lhit above
-ealevel the effective he.ad on tih.- turbines
will be 77 feet
Specification.. for 3505 iuns if structural
steel for the buildinois of the plait have been
sent to the General Purchasing Officer for
advertisement. The specifications provide
for the erection of the steel, either by the
contractor, or by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission. It i expected that the laying of
concrete lfr the foundations of the building
and turbines will be begun abouz the middle of
II-h tober.

Progress in Erection of Lock Gates.
Following the completion of erection and
sheathing fir the gates in the upper level of
Gatun Locks, the erection bridge, which was
employed on that level, is being moved to the
middle level. No gate erection has been done
in the middle lock, the bridge which is being
moved to it having so far been used only for
the upper lock, and the second bridge, which
was set up across the lower lock in April, 1912,
has been used only on that le'el. The west
span of theupper level bridge has been moved,
and the east span is to follow during this week.
It hasbeen found anneces'ary todismantle the
bridge, the ends of the spans being set on
trucks and rolled down the inclines of the
The upper guard gates at Gatun Locks are
being equipped with footwalks and handrails
across the tops, and will shortly be ready for
these ol thepublic in crossing thechambers.
At NMraflores Locks. the skeletons of the
upper guard gates have been brought to full
height, with the exception of the top girders.


1Conln.ed )

One ,)f the four air .:- rt.-pr -i-r in the con-
tractor'spl.tnr a PCLi.:. h Ml tull ha-b.-c r n tran;.
ferred to MNirll.r: t, .-u -pph'lyhe pneunatic
tuuls, %bhile a neo nima'hieC purLhaed in the
United cta t';, .ind h-'. ing .1 capacity of about
5)0 crbic l.ct a minute was' recently installed
at that p.-int. Ar G-tun a new compressor
!-.a. been br.-ii:ht from the l Ilnited States
and in.t.alled on thi tfli .ir of thf. .a;t .-hiinber
ol the uppcr lck; AdditiOnald conmpre.i-.:-rs
hae hcen ordered from thi Uinitid .ttatcs to
take the places of those in the plants; also,
one of about 300 cubic feet capacity
a minute, which will be used in the erec-
tion of the caisson for the Spillway of Gatun

Gatun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is over 91 per cent completed, 206,048
cubic yards, out of a total of 225.000, having
been placed at the close of work on September
28. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE. Concrete Hours No.
Laid worked. Mixers.
Cu. Yds.
September 23........... .......... ..........
September 24.............................
September 25............ 8 .75 1
So'p. ml-.rer 26 .......... .... ...................
"-',1 trlihrr 27...... ........ ...... .. .......
Slptember 28............ 80 7.00 1
Total.............. .. 88 7.75 1
Previously reported... 205,960
Grand total.......... 206,048 _

Ancon Crusher.
The following is a statement of rock crushed
at Ancon quarry during the week ending
September 28:

DrE. Hour Cubic
worked Y ird.
',tl IE b ", .. s 10 I i41
-' remr er 24 . n 2u I rj
-.. n I,. _5 2n 2 '"5
r,.hmnqtir 7 02 125
*,', ntU i I ; 411 5
Total I t O 3. 1,5I

Ralsin orf the "Neaport" Poslponed.
An attLmpt %ias made to r .!i- the steanivr
.eporl, \\lhich sanl; at Ba.llboa whar% on
Augu-t 17. on Sunday. S..ptinmber 29, but the


pump failed to lower the water in the vcs-sl's.
hold sufficient to float it. The divers will
continue their work of stopping the leaks.
and another attempt will be made at the
next favo-rable tide which will be about Oc--
tober 12.

Puiors, untes, Maisters, Engineers,. Chauffeurs.
Examinations for pilots, mates, masters,
and engineers: and lor chauffeurs, will be held
by the Board of Local Inspectors, at the Ad-
ministration Building. Ancon, on Wednesday,
October 9. 1912, at S a. m All applicants

S' ptrnber 27
Septerri.t r 24
S E p t r Ur-r 25
T-1, i~t. t-r '15

Gr-and total

Vol. VI., No. 6.

for licenses as chauffeurs must secure from the
Department of Civil Admini-tration, Execu-
tive Office, Ancon, forms of application, and
information respecting the filling out of the
same, not later than the day previous to the
examination. All applicants for examination
must be present at the Administration Build-
ing at 8 a. m., on October 9, with papers
in proper form. In addition, applicants for
chatufleurs' licenses must demonstrate their
ability to properly operate an automobile,
and must have the aiitum,.bile with them.


Over 93 per cent of the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on September 28 being 4,012,006 cubic yard., out ol a toral of approximately 4.302.563. A
total of 13,446 cubic yards of concrete wa, laid in the locks during the week ending Septem-
ber 28.

Abaut 95 percent ol theconcrete for the system of three t in locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at the close of work on September 28 being 1.89.;80 cubic yards, out of a
t.-ital of 2 00(1,000. A statement oft the amount of concrete placed in the lock: each working
day of the nec-k ending September 28, and of the total followb ;; and a similar btatemcnt for
the work in the Spillay, at Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in this issue.


2-cubic yard mixers

Concrete Hour. No. of
placed worked. miuers

2-cubic yard mixers

Concrete1 Hours No. of
placed. i worked. mixers

C. l',. Cu. 14- Cu. "ds.' Cu. l'ds
I 219 30 00 4 1. .. 219
I n 1 24 00 4 .. 160
I I t, 13 00 . 156
173 1; 50 3 .. 13
00 7.50 I . 99
89 6 00 2 .. 89
s 98 OU 2 3. 896
4.493 818.478
S. ... 4.493 879,374

Over S7 per cent of the concrete for the s,,rtem of tao twin locks at Miraflores was in place September 28, the total amount on that
date being I 233,552 cubic yards bucket measurement, out of a total of approximately 1,412,736. The record for each working day last
T eck. follo, s.


DAT ubi yard mixers. ?-cubic yard mixers. j-cub;c yard mixers. 1-cubic yard mixer. Total.

Concrete Hours INo. of Concrete Hour. No. ol concrete Houra No. ol Large Concrete Hours No. of
__ rlced. I worked. ImTxers iplced. I worked. miners placed. I worked. mitera stone. placed. worked I mixers
L I- iiC I d" Ca. 1.s. Cu. Id. C;. t. Cu. C ds.
September i .. .. .. ........ ........ 17 6 R14 14 00 2 117 8 an 4105 -12 0 0 .. 2.276
September 24..................... t I I 5'4 a 00 2 80 4 50 I Su 51.00 6. .. . 2.061
September 25..................... .tr, 3', 25 7 -'24 13 17 2 169 10 0i 2 ,-o 47 00 2.138
September 26..................... A. ;4 1 1 t ) 7 1'q 117 189 13.00 2 430 44 00 6 2.181
Sepiember 27...................... 44 1 t4 5 1t.6 S 50 2 370 2C 00 4 . 1.380
September 28 ..................... I..Uo 1, i ? 24 13 00 2 515 48 IJU 6 ...... 1.824
Total........................... 5.310 1s2 42 b 83 2.890 47 34 1 33 964 5; 50 1.83 2 696 260.00 5.6.. 11860
Previously reported.............. ....... .. .. ..... .. 3.693 1.221.992
Grandtotal..................... ....... .. .. . ... .. .. .... .. ... .. 3.693 1.233.852

Cu. Ie-is Cu I is. Cu. Vus. Cu. Yds.
September 23 ... li 2 30 2 138
September 24 . .11 2..4 .. .. .. ... ...... ..4.. 50
S-r'terrui! 25 17. 2 6 2 . 1;8
Sepemo. 26 .. 1 .20 .... .1:... 72
Sptlcn t.r .'r I I . ...
ifptembcr Is 12 3 04 182
Total . 6I '0 I 1 51 690
Pri, ioui.l reported 1,88.090
Grind total ....1.898.780
Concrete work in the lock at Pedro Miguel is over 9S. prr cent completed, 879,374 cubic
yards, out or a total of 889,827, bucket mcaurement, having been placed at the closed of
work on September 28. The record fao each ot the working days ol last week, follows:

DATE. 2 cubic yard mixers J-cubic yard mxera La Total
Concrete Hours No. ot Corncite Hours No ol
Diled. a ed. mtiers I ph':e'jl worked. mixers

Ocober 2, 1912.



Consolidating the Administrative District of Gor-
gona with that of Empire, and for
other purposes.
By virtue of the authorin, .ested in me I
hereby establish the following Order for the
Canal Zone:
Section 1. The Administrative Di-trict
of Emperador shall be know n h-reafter as the
Administrative Di.rtrict of Empire, and the
town of Empire shall be the head of the
Section 2. The Administrative District
of Gorgona is hereby abolished, and the ter-
ritory heretofore embraced in said Di-tricti
is incorporated into the Administrative Dis-
trict of Empire for all judicial, administrative
and political purposes.
Section 3. The District Court of Gor.;ona
is hereby abolished, and all cases, civil or
criminal, pending in said Cuurt. ar the time
this Order takes effect are transferred to the
District Court ol Empirt, to be tried and dis-
pused of in said court in like marinner and
form as if the, had bctn uriin.all instiruted
therein, without prejudice to any rulinris or
orders that may have been previously made
in 'aid cases by the District Court of -,orguna;
and all process issued in said case- made re-
turnable to the Distric.t Court of Giorg,;na
shall be returnable to the District Co.urt of
Empire, and the records and file, ut the Dis-
trict Court of Gorgona shall be transferred
to and become a part of the records and files
of the District Court of Empire as soon as
this Order takes effect.
Section 4. If at any-time it is impractica-
ble to assign a District Judge of one district to
hold the court of another District Judge, the
Head of the Department of Civil Adminis-
tration, with the approval of the Chairman
of the Isthmian Canal Commission, shall
appoint some competent person to act as
a special judge to hold auch court until the
regular judge thereof retuTnm to his duties,
or one of the District Judges is assigned to
such court under the existing laws. Any
person appointed special judge hereunder,
while serving in that capacity shall receive
compensation for his services at the same
rate a- that paid to the regular district judge.
Section 5. The powers and duties hereto-
fore vested in and impos-ed on the adminis-
trative officers of the District ol Gorgona are
hereby transferred to the corresponding ad-
ministrative officials, respectively, in the D;s-
trict of Empire, together with the records
and files belonging to such officers.
Section 6. The areas of Gatun Lake 1 ing
outside of the east and west lines of the Canal
Zone proper (original ten mile strip. and the
lands adjacent to said areas up to contour
lines of one hundred feet above mean sea-
level. are hereby included in the present
Cristobal Administrative District, and the
Third Judicial Circuit, for all judicial, ad-
ministrative and political purposes: except,
that part of the Chagres and its confluences
from the point where the said river intersects
the eastern line of the Canal Zone proper,
thence to the eastward up to contour lines
of one hundred feet above mean sea level,
which shall be included in the Administrative
District of Empire and in the Second Judicial
Circuit for such purposes.
Section 7. All laws and orders or parts
thereof in conflict with this Order are hereby
Section 8. This Order shall take effect ten

days from and after this date: pros ided. that
the office of entior District Judge in accord-
ante with the preexisting lass shall continue
until December 31, 1912, at shich 'latc the
said office shall cea-c to exist,-and pros ided'
further, that nothing in thiO,0rder shall be,
construed to deprive any judicial or admin.
istrative officer of the District of Gurgona as
now formed, of leave of absence: with pay
that may be due him when thi- Order take,
September 12. 1912.
[No. 16u5.1


M r. CharlesE. Weidman sailed on Tuesda .,
October 1, on the United Fruit Compan. s
-teamer Tiwes for King ton. Jamaica. and
from there sails on the -teamer Zacapa for
New Nork, on his annual leaec of absence.

HOFFMAN-BLNDER-At Empire. on S-tutd.y.
Se,ptmuTber 21. Ga.a Fae Eender ui Emt.ire. to %\ arreni
Epgl,. Horflman of EmpLu. the R-v A A. Ntllt-
or.tc-Titing. Cirial Zcn':- iteillenre. EmpirL.
IjjOBiLONM-RiJIDER-At Criti-tL.al, on Thurs.]Ja'.
September 26. Clara Rom. Rud-i of CiLr.i go. ill. it,:
AxelI theodore SiotJiob ol CulEbra. the Rev. A. A
Netll: cOffi.cittng Canal Zon'e [riden,:e. Culebra.
SLULLIVAN-SKELTON--At Cuktebra. or, Nl.ada.,
September 23. Mane Elbabeth Skelion of i-t P: il
MinriLcoita. to Janie: Alexarjnder ul.h an CI st'`t'le.
Washington the Rev. Fathea Collmr orficiating.
Canal Zone reni Rnse. i ulebr3.

Rainfall from September I to 28. 1912. Inclusive.


Pda, ii: cse.ti.-- In,
Ancon .. 2 42
Balboa 22
itlr aflare .-... 3.65
Pedio Miguel .1
Rio Grande 3 51
Ctelat oal iL/n-
Cul-bra .. .. 2 5
C macho. ... I ;
Empire ..... 2 44
Gamboa .. .. I
'Juan Mma . . .. 2 40
Alriufla. .. .
*El Vigit I
'Got gona .. 2 20
*Friolea 3 23
*M oLile Linr,) ...I. I
A lantih S.e'arou--
Ga.un i 45
'Btr', Biook 2 :2
Colon . 13
Porto Bello. . 4 02

& 11
9 8o
13 ;u
14 15
12 40o

12 in
812 3,

11 20
7 t3
9 0i
II 62
114 94


Sun Sept. 22
Mon. Sept 3 ..2
Tues Sept 24
TWed.. Sern. 25
Thc tr'.. S.it 2tr
Fit.. tcpt .2.
Sat.. Sepi. 28.
llieight of Ic sater tc
the nt-are t foot.


126 8
129 5
133 2
130 1
126 0
227 5
125 4

233 0

1 c.1

< .0 n
%-7+-Z --7-'
93 4. o 4 !5 N
95 t 49 8 45 8
97 ; 518 40 3
96 3 31 6 46 8
V4 2 48 S 42 2
03 48 4; 5
93 6 48 2 47.1

910 4-1 0


Appropriations for Fiscal lear 1912-13 for \arioub
Deparimerns, and fur Iurriicailoon.
Pr,'vi'ion for car irnig ,.n ssork on the
Canal, ant] ulf the furtticatiuin-. and the
ariti.imrn.r thereau, during, the fis.ial 'jar end.
ing June 30, 1913, stas madd: in the Sundr;
Ciil Ac', apr[-,rou d Augu.,t 24, 1912. The
appropriation n for the Canal "u-rk amount; tL,
S 2.'Stti,iji.i, divided into the filling item,.
S Ar ,: ul~nl: it na .aj 'i.lt, in ith.
L' oi te -t .L I.-: Sl I.I:IIjii
onf.ula n2I of:''.'[,ri in i I mat' i.i iii
.,l fti .110 >:I-'., I In.J 0i7,1 1U..,v: .,n th,=
1 iiinu- other tiin iklll-. r.,l ur
;Lilrf.i lti ur i- the- dlfrii 'iLt.ri s 'A ... -
Srructi,-n an-i e ir ir-e ri,-. uu arii-
n a, l ,:r i ; u b ; n ... d l .u: I : .. h
and r.ciniiiuiiln >l t01 :i:.:,i'nll 'i r nJil Uu
1k1,11,d IDnd ui:i.hilld l.,-r .. lt lh A i ,h-
nu. in itr.: l--..' rL-r i, *.I i itn.'rii .
LO .',i- L ig rir.':r rn La i rn .. it .
utll. ra-u.fL. diiburD.tllcllt -i-I -.ij -
r'lla ti l Of it'.> uri[ i I Io | ilJ
M .,itir l uI pl.,i!., and e,4ui ti. :ii. .ri'J
oiher tixpn :-ez not in tie L nitile S.Li.
ini u.InJi [i. e:.-tc nirig S5u .111. i]'ut i e
t',a. nerini o damagen a t.u.1 ic tfie t.n-
er: ut Lr",its: a landi; or pii,, -t propti.rt
aji any Ljnd ltr thie *Jl niiiit.-ii a ul -un-
'tructi:ri an I .*:r nL'o tnge *uLt.ir a)i. ,
ter -5 .uL -nr. Jii ricm,.ni :. 1dj
,._.i'iiiiniatiun ul accomuni I 0uuO.O00
%i c, ii e i-JEndi i t.: ii..rluding re-
ctuiiif rind repaiir -in rut lar-i.-ir.
3nd oll tithtr n,-rinter l ar.il corantim it.
%p- r,:n-- ., tr-i, Ln:rU i u' i., ld ILtr Ir-
ib. d,:t.arineitriaial i.oniirutitk.ri ,,r-J en-

dla ,aurn.iTitt.: ariud -,aO i,.,-..,i ia t : .-
rouL ..... 790.000
Salir, ul n,0rit. e ul i ,i L .i L n.hiii l.,r,
in tIare E :ff th L'e i3rt .i:int ..-I L. ii ,-\d-
m inil:tratiiu n ati at trec a![itr- a Ofi *-:rt
i,-.. otier than skll-.,J an in. tl-.Liled
1bu' in iihe JepaO t0raiit "I a .i.11 a-Jlir.-
Luraali anri .d L ,W ... 300.000
Sitled ,nd ,t-iiklld Labr itr, t,I: De tajt-
rmen C.it Litii Adtiir.iirita tOi .... 15.000
jiatei al. i ipphes. 1- ic .iJi io ui ni CA-

itratori a.t- la"' .. 75.000
Sal.". oI rneitJL.l' A1 the Lan.L. Lnarui.-
ain Lb iiL- an] at ..nrd fL and en.-
i.t tirt than sakili.1 arnd un Li1l...
atbor. oa tie Lie :triu-,ent rat -arii t un
on Ite [itihnius in-.ludinig ii-i:.., n.-
pura.irl:. d ti-.iile'l ItI Jutl .-a.. I nr.
the lt.ini.m .. 700,000
Skilled and rni Lill.d1 1,tbor 31 -e. err.tle
an L ni J, fu r I hl-.: [ eT...r I ...-. II n-.r -
tatiin on ith,i -th-u- .... 200.000

p -nries trhe Deirtitnrit oI 'saiiiu, Ln
on thle itinhmus Prroid',.i. I tIat no
p-art CI' within a: ,:rur _. t lii -i aIli be u-sed
I'ot tr ',o-'ard tie t.tiiltruliun ul a r-it
r4quatJnne tL .aor .. .. 500.000

Tot al. .. .. .... S?8.'80.000
The foregoing umrn, sou lar a. necessary,
shall be available fur nIL.L-sar' drydock,
coaling plant, -hiops. and other r facilities- for
repairing and supply, ing sessels and necessary
%% hanrve. h-ds, and other terminal facilities,
and for the consolidation and preservation
of the fil-' of papers and uther icrrords shich
have accumiulate.t or ma', accumulate during
the construction of the Canal.
The entire appropriation is available until
expended, and in cases of ener-ge n'ies arising
subsequent to and unflursccen at the time of
submitting the annual estimate., tu Congress,
10 per cent ut the foregoing amounts shall
be available interchancgrabls fur expenditure
on objects named', but n...t more than 10 per
cent shall be addild .t ani un-e tim of the
It is directed that all expenditures under
this appropriation. including construction of

'Standard ra1m gage-reading. at 5 p,. m. d.aul
Automatic rain gage at unstarred Lnation-.iacjes
midnight to nidnight ITo 5 p. m.. Setcrnmber 27.

Stages of the Chagres.
Mdaximum rights of the Chagres River lotr the .-ek
ending mt.lriiEht, Saturday. September 2b.. 1912. All
he-ghtia are in feet above mean sealevd


Vol. VI., No. 6.

drydock, coaling plant, shops, and other faci- the duplication of items under this paragraph,
lities, but exclusive of fortification;, shall be shall be submitted to Congress after the close
paid out of the proceeds., derived from the -ale of the Fiscal year 1913."
of Canal bonds, and that no part shall be SALE OF MATE.kIAL, BUILDINGS, ETC.
applied to the payment of allowances for "Section 3. All funds realized during the
longevity service or la,.oser days. other than fi-cal %ear 1913 by the Isthmian Canal Com-
such as may have ,accumulated prior to Jul. missi,:n from the performance of services by
1, 1909. the Commission or from rentals, or from the
FORTIFICATIONS. sale of materials and supplies under the cus-
The appropriation for continuing the work tod', and control of the Commission, are ap-
of fortifying the Canal, and lor providing the propriated lor expenditure under any of the
armament thereof, amounts to $2,806,050, foureguing classified appropriations for the De-
and is divided, as follows apartment of Construction and Engineering,
SURVE s and a full and separate report in detail of all
For detailed surve s of the o rea- on tihe transactions under thi r-e tiun shall be made
Canal Zone, required for mIh.r',l pur- to (.Congress. That until the close of the fiscal
pio;ei. including the coL L.I iriarking fer
manntl the boundaries of urli area s 50 uO ear 1913. when any material, supplies, and
CAUsEWA.I. equipment heretof,,re or hereafter purchased
For the construction of a ciu-.. i ur or acquired for the construction uLi the Isth.
bridge, for use in connection itith .3-ru. mian Canal is no longer n-eded, or is no longer
fications, Isthmian Canal li i.iuu serviceable, it rma be sold in such a manner as
SEALCOkI H.A1IL.IEs the Pre.-.ident may direct, and t without adverF-
For construction ol .-r 4 'r tttr'.i :,
the Canal Zone, and anry lir,,e: l it- thiing in ,uch classrsof case- as ma% be author-
appropriation for tihe .:.:ini rui.:Ir, oa ized bN him; and the President is authorized,
seacoast batteries o.n ire .L-,nal Zc.r, in his discrt-ion, t, sell and convey to the
madebytheActol Mir.,h 4. I'1I 1.IJuu....''i Republic of Panama the building 'situated
SUsMARINE M.IINE .1CL, tnEi _. in the cit' of Panama known as 'the Ad-
For the construction ol ir.nirin c ounis at
cable galleries, torpedo ,tortr,.u-.e. ministration BuRilding,' together with the
tanks,andotherstructurei p, c.r...r, ground on which the tame is located, for a
the operation. prs.ervaiton. arid .arei sum of not less than $80.000, and the pro-
submarine mines. and the.r acc,:anria. ceeds of such sale, if made, shall be covered

FIELD FORIIFICAIiON. AND C.i ts. into the Treasur., of the United States."
For the construction of rield ioriiti:caori- TORO POINT LIGHT.
and thepreparation at camp ,,ws on tre "Section 4. That hereafrer no payments
Canal Zone..... 200 iiu
ARMAMIT OF F.or.TeI-I:rTIO.s. shall be made for maintenance, or other
For the purchase, mnanuLA..ure and tet- charges, in connection with the Toro Point
of seacoast cannon I'. ,:ou.. deifiene. m. light, Isthmus of Panama, out of moneys
eluding their cati ,2r.. ..chrat. m-. of the unitedd States, or of the Panama Rail-
plements, equipmentt. nd inMe machine. -pa.
ery necessary for the u maniulitre atth road Compan ."
arsenals,tocost ltmatil.y not toexceed DIVISION OF RECORDS.
$2.324 00 .. 500 o0 "Section 5. The Chairman of the Isthmian
Fur ammunition ftilr cur r .nul nc.n. in. Canal Commi'-i.in is authorized to establish
eluding the necei ayv experiTienit in a division of re words, and, as the requirements
connectionthereitnn. and the mach,nrer of the service permit, to consolidate in the
necessary for its ,o.nu.i'tur. . r,. a. cu-tod.v thereof the file, of papers and other
senal... BRIE INi. rteord-, which have accumulated, or may ac-
For the purchase o i.Atn.mar.ne rmnine,. and cumulate during, t he period of the construction
tren-ec ar.nli thnce.i; t, aoprate ihen. .if the I thmian Canal: arind he is directed to
for l'irg Iie ctr,nnel I,:IlnoI, to ithe carefully persene, propcrl] index, and ar-
Isthmian Canal. I11 .70 range lor use all papers needed or useful in
Total........... $2 uJS.050S the trans.'iction of current business, or having
CANAL ZONE FUINDS a permanent \alue ur historical interest; and
Section 2 of the Act provides that "All he is authuriced to de-troy, or otherwise
funds collected b,, the Government of the dispose ot, duplications- in the files and other
Canal Zone from rentals of public lands papers, thich are not needed or useful in the
and buildings in the Can l Zone, and the tran-action of current business, and have no
cities of Panama and Colon. and from the permanent value or historical intere-t, and
Zone postal service; and from court fini.s whiLh have been recommended to him for
and fees; and collected or raised by taxation destruction, or other disposition, by a com-
in whatever form under the laws of the Gov- mirtec of three competent persons, \iho have
emrnment of the Canal Zone are hereby ap. personally examined the papers, and in con-
propriated until and including June 30, 1913, nation ailth their recommendation, have
as follows: The revenues derived from the submitted a conci-se statement ul the con-
postal serviceto the maintenance of that serv- edition and character thereof."
ice; the remaining revenue-, including any FUI'TIRE ESTIMATES.
balances unexpended in pri,'r .-ar., after "'Section 0. Hereafter, there shall be sub-
setting aside a miscerllaneu..i- ind ciiiiingiint mitted in the annual book of estimates,
fund of not excVe.line SlJ51.Oii ti. the main- following eterv estimate lor a general or lump
tenance of the public .hiol s -terr in the appropriation, which exceeds 1250,000 in
Zone; to the construction and maintenance amount, a treatment showingg in parallel
of public improvements within the Zone; o:nlumns:
to the maintenan e *,f the admini-trati\e "Fir-t, the number ot persons, if any, in-
districts; to the maintenance of Canal tended to be employed and the rates of com-
Zone charity patients in the ho-pital- of sensation to each, and the amounts con-
the Isthmian ti anal Cummission, and to tremplated to be expended for each of any
the maintenance *f admini-trative district other objects or classes of expenditure, speci-
prisoners. A di(ia.l.d Iand Lla .ifiel state- fled or contemplated in the estimate; and
ment of all receipt- aind erxpenlinires, without "Second, the number of person.-, if any,.

employed, and the rates of compensation paid
each. and the amounts expended for each other
object or class of expenditures out of the
appropriation corresponding to the estimate
so submitted, during the completed fiscal
year next preceding the period for which the
estimate is submitted.
"Section 7. No specific or indefinite ap-
propriation made hereafter in any regular
annual appropriation Act shall be construed
to be permanent or available continuously,
without reference to a fiscal year unless it"
belongs to one of the following five classes:
Rivers and harbors; lighthouses: fortifica-
tions; public buildings, and pay of the Navy
and Marine Corps, last specifically named in
and excepted Irom the operation of the pro-
visions of the so-called "Covering-in Act,"
approved June 20, 1874, or unless it is made
in terms expresly pros hiding that it shall con-
tinue available beyond the fiscal year for
which the appropiiatiun Act in which it is
contained makes provision."
A statement showing the appropriations
by Congre-s for the Isthmian Canal, and
for fortifications, and the armament thereof,
up to and including the present fiscal year, is
given below.
A^"cP ORES Appropriation. DeficiEncy.

April 2h. 19041
June 2S. 1902 ..
December 21. 1905...
February 27, 19C, .
June 0. 1906 ..
March 4. 1901 ....
February 15. 1908 ..-
Ma y 2:. 190R .
Ni Lrch 4. 1909 ...
February 25. 1910 ..
June 25. 1910 ..
June li. 1910 .
Januair' 13. 1911
Februal'' 13. 1911.
Match 2. 1911.
March 4. 1911..
Auguns 24. 1912

tl0o.Oi0.000 00
10.000 000 00
11.000u.000 00
25.456.4 i5.08o
27.1 S.367.50
';.6 6o
33.63.6000 00
37.655.000 00
11.200 00
11.500 00
I1.04 18
45.560.000 00
28.'0Su.OO0 00

Totl. ... 1 295 843.242 76
Defi..iency ..... .. '3 3 6S6 O0




Grand total I $322 546.028 76 1
*For purchase of Canal righLa from the French.
tFor purchase of Canal Zone nghti.
ISpecill acti. relief of praise persons.
Marh 4. 1911 . .. $3.000.000
Augu't 24 1012 2.806950
Total .. $5.806,950
The expenditures to July 31, 1912, amount
to the following:
C( nil vairk .267.692.619 19
Foriin iaton' 1.317.008.58
TotJA $264.009.627. 7

Women's Clubs.
The annual reception by the members and
guests of the Cristobal \'oman's Club to
the outgoing and incoming presidents was
held on Saturday. September 29, at'the Cris-
tobal clubhouse. A short musical program
was given, preceded by an address by the
new president, Mrs. J. L. Storla.
Aq this is presumably the last year of
federated club work on the Isthmus, an
appeal was made to the old members to
rally once more, and an invitation was ex-
tended toothers to become members. The
first general meeting of the club was held on
Wednesday, October 2. conducted by the
philanthropic department. Rev. C. H. El-

Oaober Z, 1912.


liott spoke on the subject of "Art and
The schedule for the year has been com-
pleted, and calls for a varied and inter-
esting series of programs. There will be
one general meeting each month, and the
art and literature and home departments
will each hold one meeting a month, with
program. The programs of the art and liter-
ature department are, as follows. October
16. McDowell afternoon: November 20,
Wedgewood and Royal Doulton: December
18, reviewof new book.- in January a musical
evening; February 19, well-known wcmen
writers; March 19, modern pictures of
children; April 16, Stevenson's verse and
song. This department will contribute a
program to the general meeting on the subject
of Spanish articles. The program of the
home department will be : October, recreation
in the home; November, system in the home;


Status of Work and Plans for Future Operations.
On October I. the excavation requited fur
the completion of Culebra Cut amounted to
approximately 8.300.000 cubic %ard- Lip
to date approximately 85,4J0.000 cubic yard-
of material have been removed from the Cuc.
Practitallv all of the excavation remaining
to be done lie- within a distance of about five
miles. bectxeen the new bridge at Par-
ali;o and La Pita slide. north of Empire.
Beyond the ends of this action the yo.-rk to
be done i-. the removal oif incline,. and of
material at the foot uf several small slide.;.
One of these .lides is at \\hitch.hiue 5arc-.,
on the west bank, and another is almost op-
,posite. at Station 1631 here the Obtipo
Diversion dike settled in June. 1012. The
accompanying profile iAi -hos thlie dis-
tribution of exca ,,un to be done between

is due to them. Sketch B show a cross
section of the Cut at Station 17;S. opposite
Cul-bra, with hea', s-lides in either side.
It will h.e noted that the hbnk- have brok:-en
back until the vidth acr..-s the top of the
Cut at this station ii 1,601)0 .ct. Had the
material allowed a continuous' I-on-I slope
.f ihe banks, the width at tcp of a 30(.[-foot
channel, arrivedd 270 leet beluj the original
-urlace, 'nuld hae been U4l0 lcet, with pro-
portionate derrea,- in excavation. The ac-
tiion of the -idle is indicated further b% the
cru-'ing ,f the lines showing sections in
O.:tc.ber. 1011 arnd September, 1912.
Bciau-e the develo.pnment and extent of
slides cannut l, aji-curate-., e-timated, e\-
casatiun through the Cut a ill be pri.secrocd
with vigor rt, ubviate 1.11n1ingenci,:. The
number of -Lte.mnihotel at ,,,rk. "hiuh has
".- .-.-,i1 ahout .37 sinct the b-ginning of the

&K>. J'
..-.V 1- ,1 1-,.
showing g material excaVaated snd to be excavated.)

December, modern kitchens; January, do-
mestic animals; February, home life in the
Colonies: and April, gardening. Several speak-
ers have promised their services for the
general meetings, and the club looks forward
to an unusually interesting year.
Band Concert.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Gorgona. C. Z.. on Sunday. October
6, at 6 p. m. The program follows;
1. March-Spirit of ladependence .. Holzman
2. Selecuon-The Red Widow. .. .Gebert
3. Popular Song-Climb a Tree With Me.... Harris
4. Overture-- I Were Kisng. ....... .. .Adam
5. Intermezzo--Indian Summer.. ... ... Moret
6. Medley selection-Broadway Renew... Lampe
7. .............. Huamoesqaue..... Dvorak
8. Wallt.z-Tre.sJolie . ..... .. .. Waldeuiel
9. -Gaby Glide .. . .. Hirsch
The next concert will be given at Bas Obiapo. Oc-
tober 13, at 6 p. m.
The euchre party to be given by the altar society
of St. F Oerdinand's Church. Emeire. has been post-
poned until October 12. Game will begin at 8.30 p. m.

the dike at Gamboa and Pedro Nliguel Lock
The following table of elevations of pioneer
cuts indicate, the status through the un-
finished part:



1 794

19 391

Ar 'a, I"laf'
Liz Cascadar

Pediro MNigul

6 4

The elevations of pioneer cuts are not a
complete index, nor one that can be inter-
preted uniformly, becauet- of breaks and slides
along the channel embankments. O(er twiec
the amount of material yet to be taken fr.om
the channel to complete the Cur has already
been taken out from slides, and abuut 45 per
cent of the excavation remaining to be done

present rains -easin, is shoritl to be increased
to 41 or 42. It i, planned to have the dry
excavation finished by July 1, 1913. Shortly
after that. water will be let into the Cut
through the dike at Gamboa, and the ladder
dredge Cor,:isal is to be brought into the Cut
from the Pacific entrance, tu work at the
foot of any slides which continue to devel-
op, in addition to remioing the dike and
cleaning out about 150,000 cubic yards of
silting in the completed channel between
Gambua and Mlamei.
The slides call for no -ther treatment than
unremitting cx:cavation. The plan for ex-
cavatfng at the tip. huoever, has reduced
the -ize of the -Ides and restricted their
menace. Following heavy rainson September
21, 1912. the slides at Culebra, shown in
Skttch B, pushed out at the toes. One of
them partly buried two sreamshovels, and
closed the pioneer cut for a distance of 50


Vol. VI., No. 6.

S a Ole ,,,. to
_er% ad

\,'ak the c.un-truct iin dihtr;, t of the Cnritral
Divisiin ha. e et.n reirraniged as ot OctIubhr I.
The Empire district it- extended to Staiion
1 7FU. opp. -itc (_ulibra -and includes approii-
rmatti, all t.f the Cut o.,n the north side ofl the
ptisint c..-ntinental divide The Culebia
district tendni= in the opposite direction

-tao.c I

SEPr 13.a

CrItire Secflon Q-va emI% to 1ti= pe dOr I-niwafoc.' of CaJna lritr.

SKETCH B.-caossscri.aN orF Ci. LeKA Cut. .A CULEBRA..AT THE i`oINr OF GREAIE'T .ViD.T

Detailed accounts of the dlidis, and of their from Staiuon 1700 to Pudri_ Milgul L'[,.k.
effectontheObispoDiver i-,n.were published. The Pedru Nliudcl di.trirt urcanization i. put
in THE CANAL RECORD ol SeLptembrr 4. 1912. in charge if all dumping of Cut spoil at Mi-
The situation is practically unchanged sincc r.ature, Balbuo, and around Anc'in. A mi.ni-
that date. lar organization is retained to operate the
In accordance with the advan,.e of the dumps u-i tihe north ol C.trmboa


Commissary Books for Cash
CIRCULAR No. 256-G. ClULEBs C. Z ..e-t.-tber i1, 1"12
Effective October 1, 1912, corumi sary co-jupon books %ill t- i.-ld f.i ..-:h at the Irlk.vn o.m -:ire on Mit.
dates and during the hours specir-d below"
PLACE. I S.ld y. i' -- :* |,'"_ H. u..,

Porto Be
Toro Por

Montr: L
ia, Obilb
L -. C a s
Rio Gram
Par aio
Pc,.o %11
M iraflor
Pana ma


aC.err. P;.i : R. R.
Cl. ak t ce.rim..lIir,
in-a P iR. R -t ,t.,nf j:ri
-Issuing I-rl..T P._h~ilc..l Di..

ftlrL, at crnnimi-,ry
iliIai cw-mi. noii

[igu.-t .-t 1,0. at.-ufI,.'

Promotions to Positions Vacated after October I.
CULEBRA, C. Z Septnimbr 2.. 1912.
Lieut.-Col. D. D. GAILLARD,
Division Engine-,. Lmi.r'.'
Sir: Request for decision 'a_ r,.cive.-d Ironi "r,,ui
office this afternoon on the qnCtiu-tion -i' promrnti.,n
to positions which will be v-caticil ub inmn ttier O.ci-
tober 1, whose leave of absen.-c it o lrr.ut-d tc. a -...
payment, the question being rhilher riForr.uln, In
such positions could be made immedi.atA: 0or ,h'ttlMi
the promotions should be made altir ith-: nuiatbb .. ,I

E r,, Oa,
E, ery di.

E% r-r, day
Mi .- -n-,sari ic
E-i-i. ry

Ti~n-i%, i~ nd Fridas I
Tue.-.3u atnd Thar.,idaEN

5.id~a~s .r-d 1a iT ti-I i3

Tai~-,5J1an.] Th.ar;--J,%

E en, da%
iii V. Gcur1

IS,, ; rae, -h.

ta. Mn Lt. Mia
hi-H. M. E-3 P 111

5 m itu 5 t. O p. m.
P a m. L.-. 6 p. mI
Busne- rit u1"
B vii n ':- horur,
HALE. Chairman.

da s had x.ji-m.rd. 'r,..h suuLd hae-. b:e!j granted as
Prion.tton ;it'oul>d not -be made until the ri-nod
wil.i:h i,..ul.1 haFLc lbe:n granted as leave hla Cat.iied.
Th.a 13 t.-,-. 3ar to prevent all.-itnenti of apiprr nr -
arionr. bring 'xp-ndeJ.

Gao W. GoItHA,.s. Chairman.

Central Diisilon Construclion Districis
i.MPaKrE. CL Z.. Septenmbcr 2;. 1')12.
Cit'.lkAL D. li.,oN CLmIk.LLLaR NO. 333:
B.. authority of' the Chatriian nt-I Che Eng.ne=r.
tihe IlhIlocing chung.:i uI the di ision mines between the

feet. Experience leads the enincincr- in
charge to believe that if the top- of th-ese
slides had not been pre i.),-l:, liiht-neil b\
excavation, the movement v..:uldl hake b'-en
sufficient to bury all ta-lck and l..L-c- tli.
Cut from bank to bank. E,-.a\.t[ing at thu
top will be continued .-,n dil large sli.les.

connr'ttution dit.r,c of the Central Division will be
m.,le t- ecti.' October I IIl 2
The Epiuir cntrAsLtIatlion dJ, -tni will extend Irom the
Chag.ret ,r to tat'ont I r')1.
Tihe Culctur conitrucinoi lisitrl-.L will extend irom
Stauur-.n Il; 'uoth, : PctrG P.Iiiual hlck. and uill include
the i.-:lne tracks at Paiait;o and the I C. C. rosain line
trck. .idr.JIent thereto. a3 lar .oatuh as a point oppo-
site the north iact of the nonthe3as wing wall at the
P.IJro .Miguel look
1 h .lror MiuelI constructlion district vill comprise
t.i. Cer tral Di, ion tracks southh trom a point opposite
trne north Iace o1' I ie northeast wing v.all of Pedro
MNIgu.I Lot. and ihe Mlirafiorts and Balboa dumps.
1 rIe r.l;.i.,ir engineer 1ill hate itation marks erected
to.Sho',vthc .im i3 ol ca:t construction district.
D. D. GAILL.RG. Dt-rsios Engineer.

Ancon Hospital Laundry Prices.
Ar.cON. L. Z. September 26, 1912.
Efiec:tiie No.ember 1. 1112,. the following laundry
pitces uill gc.trn at th.- Ancon Hospital laundry:
.t n1i AIlr I 'i.,e. it ito i, iS Arint, lfj. Pril-.
Loiit. kh aki . I Ap-ronr .. .... .
Loat:. Ihrn n . lu BElL . .. 1
Lia uat. W Lte .12 Caps .... .. 2
Collri .. I C hemn:aeS .... ... 8
Lurlt. pit ... 3 Chemises. incy... ..12
Drat-eri Coillir ... ...... .. .
ii ndk,:rctih.l'. cottonlc I Cullai. cape.. ... 5
Ilandk hdela il5k.. 5 Corsets ... .... 10
H .. .. 1. Lovers corset. ..... 8
J Lvt..;. ovCnill. Covers. corset, fancy..12
Lcg ini s . .. 10 Cutle. airl...... . 3
NI T'lwiit-li i . 5 Drawers ......... 8
TI ir.irt, I. k .,aK .. .10 Drawert ,lanci .......12
T rc u.,.-. lhn n 10 Driexs .. ........30
r:.t-u:-rr o r'rall.. 6 Dre.eia. Iancy .......J5
Ttou.ct: .titae 12 Diea,.s. I ild ... ... 5
Robes bath I Goans . ...... 8
Sn.iri d .. 10 Handkercluets .. I
blirts, ,ilk . 10 kimonos ........... 10
Shirt. solt .. 8 Nighdlaresse.... .10
OC..k.. pir .. 3 Ni tiat resses. lancy... 2
Suit.-. palm. 10 Robe:. bath.... .... 8
lui.. union .. ... Sacks, dlessing. ....10
Tici .. Ij Staitvatis. ......... 10
L n-Jerirints 5 Shirutw iaL. fancy. ....12
% 3 . . . 10 Skirts ... 15
rAMILY H.A tiH iG. S JI.L. iail iy ... 8
lun pair... 3
BiEB lhundr. SuiLS. uniurn ......... 8
Bar.;. O-. o.LIIO lu L naet -l;I Lm .... 12
ed,pri:ad.d 10 Lndersak t t. ldnc) ..... 18
Blnk-L 21 L.nae eats . . 5
Cdrtlini LIrg, IU W .'i, s .. ... .... 10
Ct- n urt inv..I,, f 5 r\\ papers ......... 10
bLDii i V WappE. O fincy .. 12
Nalik ble 5 CdiLDRENN'5 ARTICLES.

rllet ... 3 BDr.a ....... . 3
r 3. ..

T.bleclath 3 Ju ipe r5 . ... 4
Tu'iels... I P3nts .. 5
skirt;-----------. 7
". pn ., a .k a 2
IJndersitrun. .. 3
ala. outer........ 5
W a.ira. Under. . 3
L.i-h F Mi-N. Shpevintendrin.

Misdirecred Letters.
ANCON. C. Z.. October 2. 1912.
The following insuficantlly addressed letters, origi-
r,.ln.g in the L'nlied State: and its poisesions,. have
.ter, rr:>-., ed in lie ofi'n.e c- the Direct- o 01 Posts and
r. ., ble proctLled up-.:i req-eit of the address ,cs:
.4lnrour C, .,'. jones. Nelhe
Bani.s, Ben Kennedy Edw.
Boh,.n II. A KnappD, josiphine B.
Bo', Chliiles La.I-. Ewell H.
Brennan. Earl C. Martindale Dudley
Bi,,_i R kM. Monorian, 1. P.
Bu..i R.Cert Cilgill. Dorothy H.
Car:.n I I,. Po'.c.lIk ). i.
Crutiiibti Herry3 F. Post. B H.
Clark. C. Rinwi.k. Atthei B.
Coanr.. Chia F. Repak. Peter
S" uningi. C. C. Rugeri. Captain T. J.
D,-Lui. Jn. JnC. imonson S. E.
De f oti. Ltic.-n Srr. th Dr. James
Fairclanki C 1.1 Stc, er,n. Sherlock B.
Fi. C.. A. Sowell W. Allan t2i
G.llhgher, Jieph R. Tailfotd. R. J.
Grant. Geo, g %Valter. A. S.
Howard. J X'. W'r.ote, C. A.
lH.irt.do. E. L Whi;tenead. R. 11. 13.3
J ,koui,. Dr. A. S. %Willes. S.
jmni.ar,-. Roberro A. \Voodiord Earl
Jonee Si.lnw~n Earle

Thie nw railroad bridge over Culebra Cut, north of
Pedro Mhiuet Luck, Lnown a- No 57., was used by
pisengertradin. i-r the first imeon Thursday, Septem-
ber -o. hbn Lrim No 5 pass.-d over it. The work of
dismantling [h, old bridge has been begun.


I I I_

Odober 2, 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
The mot, ing picture schedule for ne-t ie-ek is aI
follows Monday. October 7 Goreona; Tuesday Oc-:
tober 8, Gaton, Wedneiday. October 9 Crtbaihil.
Thursday. October 10. Culebra. Friday. 0: tonir II
Corozal. Saturday Otuober 1, Empire
During the illness oi Mr. Wirr. Mr. Ru.~ell il t.e in
charge at the Empire clubhouse.
A "smoker was held at the clubhouse on Satuird s
evening. September 2. Toc hundred men %, ere pre.-
emt The program consisted of the following nurTmber;:
Selection. Tenth Infantry, xylophone ;ol, bi, Priate
While of the tO10th Iniantr : song and dance bt Mri.
Stapleton of Corozal. .:hlicthenic drill bi Tenth In-
fantrymen. Scotch songs n dial .clt b5 J. Cillen i-oro-
zal; illuminated club u ngingtn bi MIt. K ramer or Gur-l
gona; black lace comedy act by Messr'. Cogin. COti.
and Robitoy of Gorgona. Japanese .oard conrest
by Messre. Callahan and Paul of Corcoz-al i.r-sthng
bout by Me-.ers Hughes and Cousineani
Some of the Corozal wiestlers have b -en try'in out
on the new wrestling mat purchased last vetLk.
The new punching bag olatiorm will r-ron be ready
for use.
There will he a moving picture entertainment ar. the
clubhouse on Saturday evening. Octob--r 5.
The standing of those entered in the lo:-l halindc.Ip
pool tournament is, as lollows
Handicap. Name. Won. Last. P. C
60 Souder . 0 .. 1 000
60 Patrick... .. 5 . n .. I no)
60 White .. .. 4 2 .665
60 Stag .. ... 3 ? .... 600)
60 Kent 3 3 500
70 St lpkr. I I 51i-1
50 ULndlerwood 2 . 2 Smi
80 Torpher .. I I ,.ill
80 Besile. .. ? . 4 3;3
80 Roberts . 5
80 Hoitettrf r . I 5 16I
Highest run-Fourteen ball' m ade hy Robert-
After an intermisiion of' : i- te il t.uek'. mon ,re Gtc-
lure exhibition? 'Acre resumed at _'il-bhTai on eaturdmi%
evening. September 28. in the enlarged hall in the ae.-
ond story of the Culebra schonlhou'e The room ,.i1 a
seating capacity o about 250 and is ..oo-l and r=ntr'all
located. Tne nexs in the serie- oi exhibitions r.ill be hr1 I,
on Fui:.' evening. October 4.
All the neAtpapers aLnd. Doriodi.iali formerrli on rl.:
at the Culebra clubhoui- ma',,. for the time heinc. be
consulted in the room adioining the office ol the :ui.pr-
intendent of clubhouses. s- cond floor Admini'traitiun
The work of rebuilding the bruling alley" iand en-
dosLng the space to be used as a pool room is r'r:'gre..-
mIn rapidly.
Special music was provided for the 'unrs:-t .ng scev-
ice on Septminber 29. Tho.e takwR nPirt i.cre Mrs.
A. P. Boyd .oprnno Mrs G. R. D kramer c:ontr lt.j;
Mir.G. R. D. Kramer. tenor, NIMr F. P. Cs e. bass
The bowlmhn alleys were reopened on Monday eer,.
ing. September 30. The o10 al tournament t mr-iorar;lv
suspended in order to repair the alleys. will be re-
sumed next week.
Regular and special gymnasum nrk uli as started
under the flirection of Mr. Watson on nlMnday Sep-
tember 30. A special altcrriiocn class for night men w-ll
be organized soon.
Basketball practice still be held on Mondays and
The commi.tary mandolin and guitar club ga,%;e an
informal concert at the clubhouse an Saturday e.'ring.
September 28. One of the attractions was the chess
maLch between the local clubhouse and Culebra. The
Galun players were cleated by a score of 1 to 0.
A gymnasium class. to be known as the married men's
class. %as started on Monday evening September 30.
The object of this clacts will be to give all those w-ho
fnad it inconvenient to attend the senior gymnasium
classan opportunity for physical exercisiLng. Theclaad
will be held twice a week from 5 30 to 6 30 p. m.
Mr. Woolworth is conducting an athletic conti.sL
among the members ol the senior gymnasium class.
This contest is held once a week and will continue for a
period of about iwo weeks. A certain number of painri
aregiven for each of the several events, the member who
receives the largest total number of points will receive
a medal. Considerable interest is being shown in the
events. The present standing is. as follows: Rogers.
464; Martinofl, 365; Newcombe. 268; Miller. 244;

SLaub 231; J Loulan 219: Flrnn. 21t., jen.-ro- 1I',,
J innu. It b. Baedlel. 145, Dani:-li 121 .-iie luiJi.
All oatwrerts are belov 100
Th I:t hniian bj.ketba[ll toirnamEnt i il be .p'ene.d
at. CatIrn on .irurdlay evening. Ocitub,'r 4 v 1..-n G',i-
gunoi ill 11 1 i,E the lo. l '_lubnhouie TIh [j1r.irl i '-oi 'li
ally irn ld1 to se' th,' g 'me. Mlr.J..eph P. NMltcncll
cat el ,:.tid L. a: ,n of th c G atun bIak ,.t. ll t[ a. m .
Fhli .:-i Ei.rectoir \Vo.l...rth C3pei-in .li.,l ..:ll and
[lr. t_.ajr .n hI ".' b-tecn apr.c.nrei. ii co mnmii tc l iod 'ie'
ll I.':sI 'ul: f 0rn--rririL tri- G .tlun Li.am T '.: lll,
ing nr rI. rri a r(-urrt ir .!r r -ch ali ri-t i-t i ill [ 'v
,.:':t-.-l '1iiir:el N.-,:ry j I u d. Huher. 1Vri.st it.s ,
tein 'lit'r.,iii li' '1 nl':, Brnkcrh..-tl J~nrdro- s.
Th-' a[hiti- L '.nrt i be-i,; hi.l am-:rin Lth' rocm.
L,,:r- f' -t i ,-o d'r:r,:itmer iri iultet. I id ii fuli.n L
A.pi-t..,n '*il' 1i -.-: hI'"ri i, t,.n. 1i* l.'uinrn 46L;
Nr. lI- 4',, t. Ln il.i- .-I .14 ,atll hrl':- 's e tel." luO.
1 _' pfr,.i.h ..I:.- no,, nunil,bei[ .rj ;-tirrii3. and
II-ere tr,. ri e entillc. in he ihorthiid *-I- The
t r1rt ern ri,,', ,r, .. 1..,i. ..aj', and F rl, *, enl nir ap-j
thelc Itr on Tu. ',i:'. ieri.rn .A\ bLgiitnr i :' in
,pin.ih tfor Jdir: ,ill L... tiarte.-d % r.oon i: r,e. nliTef
are Ie..e-. 1,'
Thert ,dl II .- "'ni..'ker at the c:lubhoi=r .-.n Thura-
da\ nr,--ht O-ctJi :r 10
Stiurd,', ,' t rne. trpt,.'tibr 2'1. the GC.irg'iii Lomwl-
ing it -nm IL- tiLir I gimt. 10 the I riitiubt ti.1: iT
An ,:rr.:.r c-c:urrt-J in th.. notiiie Id.lat u.k i.orn erning

ihe married I'olks tournament Tre nighr for the next
tournanerien it a 'ctrbpr 21 tin., il .-.i t tct-.b r ?
A . lles all and niandtall I l' i. ', 11 L i. tarted soon.
PFlat int. rc I -.i are 'a u.':'r] 1 tio ,ind 11t 11 names in
at the desk. or to Mrit Schult-.

Part ':.f the porrh of the Coroz.l tommi'sary has
be-n a-rnlo-ed. and I ill be used i boot and ;hoe
de .aritir.rrlt.
S-C- --
Tide Table.
Th- I'llh'..i.g table shows the time of hich and low
Tlld-. t F' nan.i [or the seek ending OicrtohAr 9. 1012
i "th mrl. r. in Ltmei

DATE HI.Hgn Low High Low High

,A *I 1 ,\' | .A NI. P NI. P.M.
t,: to I 4 I 44 8 2u
COLbtOr 4 2 411 41? 3 1? 9 2:
October 3 '5 4 $5 10 46
Ol.:t).O, r 5 Ir I if 1 5
P M.
Ocic.ber 7 ... I I I 12 42 : 00
October 8 11 I 146 : 58
OCt.Li..-r 9 I 12 4 38 f2 19 48 -

Losx-Sapph.rc and pearl pin in iorr of a spray of
leavi- ;1i N. Ill i- ratched on back Lo.t
L.tIeen Colon station. tu.rtv-rma.ter ., and V. MI C
A Cri:tob.l. R.-aird B. H MNall..rn Gatun.


The Ii.L Ai.ng ad-ldi:-nal -:hangei, ha'- b-ano made in the litt -.f uba..ribera [.ublshed .n the Panama Rail-
rol.t Cornip lni': teleph:.r,,' iie-'t'' y a- ni lMay 15. 1912 TeJr-phrne sunDcrin er- are requ. steel to make a note
or thee' ..hi.riiges in tr.ii .:.,py Oc l tl.: dire.L-ury


Exc HA.GE. Numberr.

E np.ire

Empire .
F tripmre
Il,,i0 t.

Toro F,.. nt ...

Tar', Pintm
Tyo. Point
TOIO Polil
rcnun .

i.n re .
E3,pi-t, a

rF l ro.
Empire ..

Enspi ur-

014 C E. Lanrle
13o-EB The Auto Lc A, W. Mc-
Lull,. I mn- .cr
. 2r,-k Jhohn Boland
25i-R -0 E MaltiiJurs
4 "s-,\ Hia'rn 3, plant ,
I 9-) luren-irn PI sdi on
.13 -RI D ',t riret -..aer
I' C. . rScC '-. er
C C. Snmdecker
. 20 V" L LDi. -el
2) N. gl t,. .t.r-nr.an
21 D. F- I1.11
97 F NI EB,.,en field
116-2 Pipe thop
47-B NI J 'nt. 1,-
2 7-3 Jai t 1 ral Lan
I10 \it'. \\ r, ,ii-
2re'- H D.l.I.l:
II.i -FR" PulllI g ,-r
N,';-2 Ar-i hi'c.l .
:55-2 R Ferge..,n
;ln-] Pollh.:e- siltaton
132-B-2 L.,a L, i~~ 1-
.1 un1- j E lo hr..)n
14- E Miellint.:-M.Arlhall Con-
stru5l'It n CotIPIny
Iti -B \V T. -nt .-ler
;it,-L-1 5 New To.i-r J
4 -2L- 13 Nc,. Tru.,r J
e4l-B-I M :L' lirtic- Marshal] ['c(n
Atruti'. un Ceo
.161-R Steamhn-o Il No 1!9

G atn

I or.,n

T...rto Pr.ht
Tor., I'oiint
T r, I'.int
Tt r.. Po 'it,
Ilar r.n Loc ki

r 1,5rr1 Lnr,-3
An. )n
L it BIalco,

Lu,,ip to
Bi in.'bi'ptO
I -. -L.a

L ri, ire
_ itt. ro I au


Departmr rni.
Atlantl Diar:'n

Tel. and T.:l.
e. D,'. C E
.enitril Dive'.-:-

i l intl.. L i i.; a i
.il-rI n DI t -on

iF' H on
Arl ff'Pc Di, .=on0

Crinii i D. on,

( tni 131 Din i.ic-n
_ I ] i ..i -i [rI IP
i rtr.,l D .vii'isj

Fr tiflt'Critona
I r u. i'.nrLat.or.
I ra lporLt i t ,lli
Tr3[-roI a ,ri.,n

Re mdence
ijrfi, e


. R-ilence

Hrdci rince
ReH idmrnce

on Ciffice
Otfli. e



Central Divilion ......

I.E" V i L .

Empire .....
Empire ..
Toro Punt
Toro Pomt
Toro Point
T7r1a Pc-nN1

Empue ...
Gatur .
Empire .


. 15o-B

. 10
I- R-2



5o-I -1 -I

L. K. Ne&dham
\V C. NMlrntire
C-ristiru.t i-.n toreman
Tug Pho,.-i, c
,McAdsar r

Toweri H
Albrti 3s ar
Fort hrnl.Jilng doak
Colcote ,'atr
Marine d i;.eniat
Campbcll car
J. W. Sn.=ed

E7ear Di.:r t-.n arch
Tou-er k
TottIer K

Er i..re
I lh I t Lol
Toro Pointt
Tort Point
T.,ro Point

Ia inboa

Fr-, le .
G atr boa
Bas Obi-po
La. C scadas
Ne'r. Gatutn
P latnc-rit a Ip


ExcH.aNCn. Name
Empue C. P.ltler
Colon A Snoi, era
C-aiun Gtiun isclol
Gatun L i-c-. Nt. 3
Panama M E GIlmtore
Empre . Engine houae
Empire .... Putllg car
Gatun. .. Elmerer.ncy Dam ln.p.
Gatn.... .. ....... Dredge .V i. 82

Locat ion.

Gatun Lake

P R R.
Centr a DiO t;onr
an P. R R.
Atlanti. Di n i.air
Atlantic D.i i-un
Atl.ntia Di stion
Arlant.c Dit tion
Atlantic Diit rion
Fortif aitions
P R R.
P R R.
Central Dit ision

Atlante D i.iion
UT Forct ic.atcton

Old New
N um ber Number




I Io-R-I

I )hfce

O nce




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Vol. VI., No. 6.


The commni.;rines are open during the following
Cristobal. 8 m. t10 12 i0 p m.. and 2 to 7 p. m.
Balboa. P 3. m. .t. 12.30 p min.. and ?.30 to p. m.
Ancon, 6 a. m to I p. m and I to h p. m.
All orther3 a m to. I p. m.. and 3 to 7 p. m.

Retail prices of cold smtorge provsions for the week
beginning October I. 1912.
FRESH MEalS. Pr'ce.
Mutton-Stewing per pound.. . ....... 6
Shoulder. ne.:k trimmed ofl (4 pounds
and over; per pound. . .. 9
Entrie fo,rejruarter inot rrimmed, 10
pounds Ind .oaer). per pound. . 8
Leg 8 Tio 10 porimda.) per pound 7
Cutiti. per pound is. 18
Short cut chops per pound .. ?
Lamb-Steing per pound 6
Entire tore.-uarter Peck trimmried ofl.
pet pound 9
Leg {0 to S pound;), ucr round .. 2
Chop' per poudi..d .... 24
Cutlets per pound.. ... 24
Vcal-Sitewnrig per pound .. .... 10
Shoulidr, for it-,iting noot under 4
pouwndzi. per pound 121
Chops. shoulder. per pound . 16
Chops. per pound 24
Loa.n it. rc,'a-tir'. per pound........ ... 24
Citleti. per pound. 28. .
Pork-L.in n--1iop or roast. per round 1I
Beef -butt. per pound 2
Soup, per c-vaund 5
Stew, 7.er pound. 8
Plaie per pound ... .. 9
Coined. No. 1 per pound 14
Corned. No. 2. per pLund ..... 12
Chuck roat 1,3 pourdLJ and over). per
pound . .. ... 12
Pot 1O.at. per round . .. 15
Rib r,-ait ?e.o)nd cut Ir.,t under 3j
poundi. per pound 16
Rib irOj. 5 ritA cut .n-t murder 3 pounds.
per pun ... 18
Sirloin roat. per pound 19
Rump rn I. per pound .. 19
Porterrtiu.e roa;t. pu-r pyund 20
Steak, chuck, per pound . 12
Rnund per pour'nl I
Rib per pund 18
,.rloin. per .,nrrid lI1)
Rump per pound. 19
PortLrhou e inot \.-sz thn 1i
poiuindi per pound 20
Tenderloin ti\'etr-rne i rr rpo.nd 25
Venison llnmpr jrtel' l. :tw per r..nund 6
rore1uirter innt unrler 61
poiundr i. D or.n-J . 9
Rack nnt uniler : poulnda).
ptr pouni. 1 20
SaddIle init under i In. 0..
p.r p.und 20
Leg inot under 1 pounds).
per pr.cni 20
Chop; pr r-,o nd .. ... 24
Ctut l'tis per round... 24
Pate de Foie Gra. i.r .. 55
Livers-Beef per -uni .. .. I 11I
Calf. e,:n n6... . .. t,0
ll ch .. .. 1)
Steak Hamburcer pag . !3
Sausage-Bo.oi'rina. rcr round. II
Frankturit-r per pound 12
Lieberi ar.r per ound . ] i
De'onha., nr-'iarm. p-r pound ... .. 19
Sweetbreads- heci. per pound, ... 25
Eggs, fresh, d:zen t 3A
one-hall dozen onit . 18
Bluefrih per pound . 12
Halibut fresh. per pound. . 12
Salmon, fresh. per pound .. ... 22
Flune. Iresh per pound I0
Shads Fresh each ... 50
Ro-s, shliad, pair . 25
Chickens-Fancy roasting. milk fed. larce each I 40
Fancy ruatmng. iilk fed. me'l., each I II)
Fanc', rO..iting. corn led. about 51
pounds etJ I 25
Fanc: rating .:orn led. about 4j
p.,unds each .. I 00
Fowls, each... t fau ;0 80.90 . I 00
Ducks. tWeasrn. about 4i pound- I .-ach .. I 25
Broiler ;. milk Ted. each . . 70
Broilers. corn ied, each .. .... .. 60
Turkey,., per pound .. 26
Squaj'-. each .. . . .. 35
Capons. each . 2 10
Duck; blackhead, pair 60
Partridges. pair. 1 30
Grouse, per pair 1 tO
Pheasants, per pair .. 1.30
Ham-German, '1V'_trhal.i. per pound 36
Sugar cured. pci foundd 20
Sliced, per pound. ..... 21
Half for boiling, per pound. 22
Boiled, per pound ...... 28
Hocks per pound... ...... ?8
Beef. salt. family. per pound......... ....... 12

Bacon- Breakfast, whole piece per pound... 23
sliced, per pound ..2... . 4
Pork. sait. family, per pound . ... 14
Ox tongues. each .. . . ... 1 00
Pigs' Feet. per pound .... . . ... 9
Tongues per pound..... .. . .. 18
Butter-Creamery. special, per pound....... t39
SheffiB:ii Farmin extra fancy, per lb.. 46
Cheese- Philadelphia cream, cake ...... ... 10
Rnocueiot. per pound .. ... ...... 45
Young Americ;a. pet pound. .. ..... 22
Ewii Der Dound. ................. 28
Edam each ... ... ....... ..... 1.00
PaFrmerian per pound .......... .... 35
Edam tin .. .. ........ ....... 26
Gouda. per pound ... . ..... ... 10..I
Milk iCertified). per bou le .... .. . ... .e20
RuL rer. bottle .... . .. **15
Fer-mil-lac. bottle .. . ... . '20
I cream.u . .. ..... . ?25

Beets. per pound ..................4
Celer.. rper he,] .. . 8
Chbbage. Der pound ...... .. 4
Circumbers. per pound .. 5
Carrot; per pound. .. .. 4
Lettuce. per pound.. .. . .. . .. 15
Onions per pound ... 31
PoLatoe. white per pound .. ... 3
Sweet per pound 3
Pi.t .ito-. .Jer'e5 suet. per pound .. 4
P, pp-r gieen per pound .1
Rom.iinm per p.,und 10
Squah. per pound... ... .. .. .. *3
Turnips. per pound . .. .. 3
Tomatoe_. per pound ............... 6
Yams per pound .... ... .. 3
Apprle. per po'nd .id ......... 5
Caneloupe each .... .. . . . 10
Grapes. rer Dound . ..... ... .. .8
Graie- Frut each .. . 4
Lernon doz'n t36
Limes per 100 . .. .. ..
Plum;. p-r pound 11
Pears. per round A
Ornee, Jlama.:-a. per .di:.een .. 12
Pinr :pr.l'- each 121
\':iter melon,. -ech . 4
Peac:h-;. per pound .. . *8

Irnl.,-.it-te rodu.ti.n from l.it lint
l1n-li,-at. centi allow se for return of bottle.
tIndic3tes ad'an-:e on last ]iml
ItFim sl; -.h ea.:h ,about. .a followis: 5 4. 41.
.rnd l5 r',und Pr.ces are r*aed accordingly. when
size oar red -i t n- rock next lichtez r %eight is sup-
prh d :,nd refund rn-te ;"'ni for diffeien'e.
'.aild only [romn comfrii3rie., no orders taken for

Supplies for the Canal.
The F-.o.er,,ng ;-art.-n r i ib j.up ,:-ai for the Itlf--
i,. in ;.i a p-r i ;re. "r\'i-- at The port;: of Cri.-
toIJsl o' 'i:'n and 'ilbu dJurin the week ending
t'purni-cr 2$.
rl, -i.I Ill eten-ebr 22 I'orn F-rnandmin. with
y.47 [-:e '-11.:. .r'.e lunmibher Ictr Me:'nan ; D i-
'=,-i n-r I Qr24 pi-ce-. riling. i.:r ;t-.ck.
i', i5 f-tern'ler 22? fr.m Neu- (ork. w;th 119
p :i' : trck r ri 'ter.11 t'-.r :i JT.,-r.,.nfren'i Tni of erel:[ion:
"- : ,w:r-en for I iton k 2(.1 bundle smtel bars.
.25' r.I'-ce tel. bar' for Par i., Di :,on.
'i i,-,. September 2?? ror-, NeP York. i;th 24
ra en r.itng 07 pk-cnTeT ma.:hnmery 13 reels cable,
for suprrinttrident ot erection.
rPin: Sie, isfi1s-I Ser.nernber 2-1. Irom New Yorkc.
'.irn 4 ,a esi hard a arce for stock
Z.i-.rc. September 25 from New York. with 7 reels
:cable. 19 r-.;.e machinery, for superintendent of
erection 14 bundles steel barm for Pacific Division;
?.151 b ar conrr.er ingot. for Me:hanniral Division;
5n c-'il NMm-iilh rope. 30 barrel- rci.n. 12 pigs metal.
t)r tock
Par-lu'al. S-er.rember 26. from Sin Franc.ci:o. sith
I l0f0 c:-i' Tro.in powder, for ;ri.?k
Par'i'.mina Sevren-ber 26 from New Orlcans. aith
10 h8:2 purcei ..Fllo'A rine lumber. for NIMe:hanic al Di-
',.i Ion. 766 pieces Diling I 62p nieces y llow pine lum-
b-r. 10t pieces hire oAk lumber. 12 pieces 5team-
'ho- 'l chain; for sto:k.
fl.it'u.i.ju S ,nt-:niber 2 from Lrverpool with 3
reel .:-,Hle f'ir Pacific Dzr ion.
.lAii, u-. S -niember 26. Irem New Vork. with 16
crIti nniarhle 146 pakage: enamelware sink-. for
Pauir.,a k._ilro.d Comparn 11 case; mr:hiner,' for
PaLi-.: Dvsion 18 -,arsei :.-nal material for Panama
Railroad C'..nr.alt, 9 caies ruiber boots, for fortifi-
catlon;, 2' roll.\; ai'. fencing IS cases paper. 3q cases
nrapkin 10 c.I:.-s murijtic acid 10 cases varnish. 31
reels wire rope. 600 kersc bolt. 20 hakle rubber hose.
lb rig. lead 43 packages plumbing supplies for
-Lock. 26 package. castings for superintendent of
erection, and a miscellaneous cargo, the whole con-
slating ot 2.300 packages. weighing2SO.5toms.


The following is a liht of sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company: of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's line:
Colon............... P. R. R..Friday......Sept. 27
Advance ...... ..... P. R. R. Thursday....Oct. 3
Panama ...... P R. R.. Wednesday..Oct. 9
Allianca . ....... P. R. R..Tuesday.... Oct. 15
Colon. .. .........P. R. R.. Monday.....Oct. 21
Advance ........ P. R. R..Saturday .... Oct. 26
Panama. .. . .P.R.R..Saturday.... Nov 2
Alliance ........... P. R. R Friday.. ....Nov. 8
Colon ........P. R. R.Thursday.... Nov. 14
Allianca ......P R. R..Thursday....Oct. 3
Colon.... ....... P. R. R Wednesday..Oct. 9
Adv.-nce.. ..... .P. R. R..Tuesday.....Oct. 15
Panama ....... P.R. P.R.R. Monday.... Oct. 21
Allianca .... ....P. R. R Sunday..... Oct. 27
Colon ...... .P. R. R..Saturday... Nov. 2
Advance ... .P R. R.Thursday ... .Nov. 7
Panama. P. R. R.Thursday .... Nov. 14
Magdalena .......... R. M .Saturday.... Sept. 28
Prinz Elel Friedrich H.-A... Saturday .... Sept. 28
Carrillo. .......... U. F.C. Saturday....Sept. 28
Santa Mar. U. F. C..Wednesday..Oct. 2
Print August Wilhelm H.-A... Saturday... Oct. 5
Turrialba............ U. F. C..Saturday .... Oct. 5
Metapan ......... U.F.C. Wednesday..Oct. 9
Ttvives.. ..........U.F.C. Saturday.. .Oct. 12
Clyde. . .. .... .H.-A... Saturday.... Oct. 12
PrinzSigismund. . H.-A. Saturday .... Oct. 12
Zacapa.. ... ... .It. F.C. Wednesday .Oct. 16
Prinz ]oiacim ... .H.-A Saturday. .Oct. 19
Snaula. U. F C Saturday .. Oct. 19
Almnanre ... F. C Wednesday .Oct. 23
Zacapi... ... U.F.C. Thursday....Oct. 3
Prinz Joachim.. H -A ... Monday. ...Oct. 7
Sauaolo... ...... .L. F. C. Tuesday. ...Oct. 8
Almirante ....... U. F.C.. Thursday. Oct. 10
Prinz Eitl Friedrich. .H.-A .Monday.... Oct. 14
Carrillo .. . .U.F.C. Tuesday .... Oct. 15
Oruba .. ..... R NI ..Tuesday . Oct. 15
Sinta Maria . i. F. C Thursday. ..Oct. 17
Prinz Augu L Wilhelm H...A Monda .... Oct. 21
Turrialba .. U. F C Tuesday... .Oct.. 22
M.l:tapan .. .. U. F. C Thur;day. .Oct. 24
Cartago.... .. U.F.C. Saturday....Sept. 28
Hurediha ............ U.F.C. Wednesday..Oct. 2
Arena; ... .. .U F.C. Saturday... Oct. 5
Her.d,. U. F. C Wednesday .Oct. 9
Pa.iimina .... .U.F.C. Saturday ...Oct. 12
Abringare. ..LU.F C Saturday. Oct. 19
CaitLago. LiU.F.C..Wednesday..Oct. 23
Par.-nrna. .......L. .F.C. Thursday....Oct. 3
Cartaco .. .. .U.F C. Thuirday... Oct. 10
Ateaa; U.F.C. Thursday....Oct. 17
Parismia ..... U.F. C. Thursday. ..Oct. 24
Abangire. U. FP.C Thursday.. Oct. 31
Cartago ..U. F.C.. Thursday... Oct. 31
Panama Railroad Company's steamers sai from Pier
I1, Cristobal. at 3 p. m.
Royal Iail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays, at 10 a. m.; for Southampton on aiter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.
Hamburg-Amencan steamers leave Colon for New
York. via Kingston at 10 a. m.. on sailing dates. The
Purns .4gksi Ir'sthelm and Priis Joathim sail at 2 p.m..
and call at Santiago de Cuba. on both outward and
homeward voyage.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct, leave on Thursdays. at J p. m.; for New Orleans
via Linon and Barrios, on Thursdays. at 2 p. m.; ships
for New York via Kingston. on Tuesdays, at 2 p. m..
and Thursdays at 2 p. m., for Bocas del Tom. on Mon-
days at 5 p. m; for Limon. via Bocas del Toro, on Tues-
days at 5 p. m.

The following ships arrived at. or departed from, the
port of Balboa during the week ending September 28:
Arrivals-September 23. Barracoula from San Fran-
cisco, September 24. Urhbamba from Callao; Sep-
tember 25. Ca.ik. from Guayaquil; September 25.
Limari. from Valparai.o; September 26. Portland. from
San Francisco; September 26, San Juan. from San
Dep.irtures-September 23. Peru, to Guayaquil:
September 25. Quito. to Guayaquil; September 25
Guastemau. to Callao; September 26. Lews Lukenbach.
to San Francisco; September 28. Pennsylrasia, to
San Francisco; September 28. MUanrt, to Buenaven-





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Gates to Full Height at Pedro Nliguel Lock
All of the gates at Pedro Miguel Lock have
been brought to their full height. andl the
sheathing is in place on all of them with
the exception of the lower guard gate- The
last of the two gate erection bridges ha; been
dismantled and transferred to Nliraflores.
The west flare and cut-off walls at the upper
end of the lock have been brought to a bei_.ht
of 40 feet. The east flare wall foundations
have been laid, and the site of the cut-off
wall is being excavated to rock at elevation
about plus 35 feet. The water from the
drainage channel in Culebra Cut passes
through the center wall culvert, and out
the south end. The heavy rain .4 Thursday.
September 26, raised the water in the drain.
age channel to such an extent that the lower
chambers of the lock became flooded. To
prevent a repetition of the occurrence a small
dike is being built on the west side of the
lower chamber.

Canal Work In September.
The grand total of Canal excavation to
October I was 180 423,874, leaving to be ex-
cavated 31,803,126 cubic yards, or a little
more than one-sixth of the entire amount
necessary for the completed Canal. The total
excavation for the month of September was
2,124,440, as compared with 2.538,764 cubic
yards in September, 1911, and 2,687.088 cubic
yards in September, 1910.
The dry excavation amounted to 1,137,380
cubic yards, and was entirely by steamshovels.
The dredges removed 955,181 cubic yards from
the Canal prism, in addition to the amount
pumped into Gatun Dam by suction dredge.
The progress in the locks at Gatun. Pedro
Miguel and Miraflores is referred to elsewhere
in this issue.
In the Atlantic Division the total excava-
tion was 498,147 cubic yards Of this total,
1,025 cubic yards consisted of dry excavation
near Gatun Locks, and the remainder was
wet excavation-372,302 cubic yards from

the Atlantic entrance:, and 124.,20 cubic '. ard
dredged between the L'', ks and the pcen water
channel to the :ea.
The totalexcavation in thl.- Central Division
was 935.056 cubiti yard-, including 009,856
yards from the Culebra Cut section, and 12.t561
cubic yard-. from the Obispo Divcr-iun. This
isthe lowe.-st recurJ ofexs'avation in theCulebr.
Cut section since November. 1907.
In the Pacific Dissisin, the total e,_a,.ation
was 691,2.37 cubic -.ards, 201,299 cubic yardss
of which con-isted of dry e-calvation. 143.00,S
cubic yards from the Canal prism, 50.7',,<
cubic yards from the terminal site. and the
remainder near the locks. Of the 45S.,t1J5
cubic a3rds of v.et ev\avation, 455.05C cubic
yards were frum the channel. 31.S79 cubic
yards from the site -ol the new inner harbor,
and the remainder at Mliraflores Locks.
A detailed statement of the excavarior
and a summary of the work on the l.,.:ks an,]
dams. follr,w.


Dry excasaaion-
Locks. dam and _pill.
M indi ..... ... ....
Total .. ....
Wle exi avation-
Atllonic entrance .
Lock, dint rnn 'pill
a .. . .. .
Eastl Diversion...

Work -
Cu. kds.
1 02i

12.I 3.0
1... i..

Plant T.otal
Excasa- exca'a-
lion loun.
Cu. .jd. Cu. 'di.


Total .. ..... ... a? 12 ..... 2
Total wet and dr d
excasalion. ... 0- 1@7- si- is'
Dry exc.auatson-
Culebra Cut. . 1 349.56 I .12 44 i ? 2.
Chagres secu on ..... ... .......
Obi-po Diversion I. I, ..... '1 6
Total ...... ..- : .12 12 314 .u'

Dry eL a1saion-
Locks. dam' andspill
wqss ..... ........
Balboa terminals ..
Prism south of Mira.
flores Locks .......

6 u.,5I z6

so0 :3sI9473

Total ...... .. ? i 51 I :9
Wet excaation- -
Pacific entrance. 45,s nS9 I 1 "9
Ntiraflore- Locks and I
Dam . ... ..... ... i, I
Total ....... ..... 45- u 91 1 .'
Total wet and dry
excavation ... .. 5S .10 K _?

'-'t p..-;
2'5f. *u~i,
3 Nil

CII 45'

Dry excac lion .... I 14 2-' i I : i i3 ,',
Wvel excavation. ... -3 1" 1 3i_ '9 m7 ,oli
Total .. 2.' tiihu 4 "'t 2 1 ?1 I
Mean rainfall along Canal .irn tjti.n rii I I inches
By "Work"k excavation is meant es'.:c/avtin .actually
mide for one ol thE con.sttuent parts of tre Canal
suen as a prism. dtversions. or lo,:ks, etc :hat ia it
represenLt material taken from the -Tre to be occupied
by the Canal and constituteS excavation useful lor the
completed Cdnal.
By "Plant' eXacaVatton is meant excavation outside
of any of the conjtittlent parts of the Canal. such aa

in m di.'erion,. or nec.k. et... I includes mriternli
nie a.v-.ry to b. eavit.,d for r..n.truction r-uiposeg
only. andi ; c.iargi-a ble agriat the pjrti..ular plant
tem for hlsCn it I performe-] such is prism diersions,
lo.ks ete

M TR.R AL Alartiic PIcifc Tol.l

CLu I'1: Cu Ydr. Cu. Yds.
Concrete la-I in locks I. Ic,? 49 1.1 .2 423
Concrete laid in dam-
an.i p lltwa'- : ., 1 ,'-'
Fill pl.1ced in m- -1. -t 'I ;S5 2- 551

Spillway Gates Opened.
To) jof the gates at Gatun Spillway were
opened on October 2. ahenrt the f- trfiace of
the l.ik sias at elevatio.o plu: 4q. It i- pro
p.selt to huld the lake apprnimlyely at
this l-ev'l Ifr abi-.it a week and th, n allow
it to ri- and] fl11\\ over the I,.,w-p.rt of the
Spill' ay, d.am, uhich is at ele\atiiin plus 510.

\\ork of the Dredge "Corozal."
During the s, tek cnoJinr: 6 a m L kt.,bcr
6. the ladder drcilLe Ct'ri:l eiVc-vated 43,100i)
-.ubic yards of nmtteri.il 36 100 cubi,- yardss
of which .,onsi-.red ul hard clay and Aor rock
in equal pri-portli-n. The dredge is cngsg.id
in cl,'inrine up the ie't half -. the dreduzed
channel, 250 fcLt '. ide. t,. gr.ide, namirl,, ,
minin 43 rI'n t, and the progre-- ri ', i '...-m
200 lineal feet. The matncr;al lianidled h.ad
not been blaste,]. and the dredee tas able
to cut Line I.,,..r do--p into this s>.lt rock \irth
ca'e. The entire .,ut put was handledl by, three
tug Rehaiie. with four barges., ith an aver-
age length :,' t., :,'f about five miles.
The ability f the Coro:al to handle thi-
s,.ft ro'ck c, ..,nom call ,ill. it i. ci\p,:cteil
ffIect a conn;isdr.ahle -,avin: to the Canal
C',,mmi:sion. ,: rh.- b-'ti.trm 10 feet of the
Canal, betsseen Stattio.n 2120 and 2240,
12.000 leet in all, or t,.i .and ,ne-Iournh mile..
i chi fl'. comp,>sdJ .'f tlii- material.

Tanks for Storage of Fuel OU.
Fnur -seel tanks,. to be erected on the Isth-
mus for the .toragc and distribution ... fuel
oil. have be Commission. Ea. h will have a apaciti of
42.1,100 b,srrel- of oil. or a combined i.apacity
of Ib? 000 barrels, and will be 03 feet in dia-
inmter by 35 feI' high. built .-.f -tee plate.
in acc-ordance sith I C. C. t. ndard s-pectfi-
cation- The tank- ar. ro 1.- prui.i.lcd unth
steel stasir.ays lea.iin< to the man.ays on
the rool, and steel laddItt down the inside.
Two 6-inch ventilatior.s ill be installed in
each tank near th: i'cnter of the roof. Two
of the rank-. will te tr.:-:tcd at Balboa. and
t ,n at Cristobal
Bid lfior these tank w,.re opened at Wash-
ingt.n on Auguit 27. and oere in two classes,
one cla- s prnvtiling lor the manufacture, and.
including .:-s. of Ireitht. delivery only, at the
ports of Colon. Cristobal. or Ancon; and the
other, for the manufacture, delivery, and


Vol. VI., No. 7.


(Cminu d.)

erection complete by the contractor. with
the exception of the foundation and anchor
bolts, which will be supplied by the Canal
Commit,i,,n in either ca-e Nine bids were
received. the tmo lIouwet on each class being,
as lollots:
For manufacture and delivery only, the
Petroleum Iron Works of Sharon, Pa bid
$9,510 for each tank. or $38.0 4U for all four,
deltery to he made in 10S daNs. The
Treadell Construction Company of Mid
.and, Pa., bid $10,30io for each tank, or
$41.224 for all four, delivery to be- made in
200 da%,s.
For manufacture, delivery, and erection, the
Petroleum Iron Works bid $15,700 for each
tank, or $62,800 for all four, to be erected
complete in 228 days. The Ritter-Conlk.:
Manulfaturing Ceompan., of Pittsburgh,
bid $15,970 [or each tank. or S61".l) for ill
four, tobeerected complete in 21; Ia\n. The
award has been made to the Petroleum Iron
Works, although there %as a slight difference
in the time of completion in favor of the
Ritter-Conley Company. It is estimated
that about 20 supervisors and skilled tork-
men, and 25 ordinary; laborers uill be r:-
quired for the oiirk.

Garun Dam Spillway.
Theconcrete uork in the Spillway ol Gatun
Dam is over 91 pet cent completed, 206 351
cubic yards, our of a total of 225.000, having
been placed at the close of work on Otober
5. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE. Concrte Hours No.
Laid workw-,. Mixers.
Cit. Yds.
September 30.......... 20 2.75 1
October 1 .............. 61 6 1
October 2.............. 12 2 1
October 3 .............. 44) 6 1
October 4::::::::::..............::: 6 1
October 5.............. 96 8 1
Total............... 303 30.75 1
Previously reported... 206,048
Grand total .. I.2i ,o 1q1

Immigration at Ports of AMcon. Panama, Cris,
tobal, and Colon.
The number of persons \hi.t landed at the
ports of Ancon and Panama from foreigar
ports during the month of September uas 413
consisting of 290 cabin, and 12.3 steerage pas-

sengers The number of person' who em-
barked lor fnrei'gn port \an 579, consiting
rf 44t-1 cabin, and 133 sterrae passengers.
The number of par -.ris ho embarked from
these pr-, ,lurnn- the m,.nrh ...ver those who
land,.d % a- lb6.
The numb-,r ,f perrc.ns who landed at Colon
and Cri-,t.,bal Iri.m f..rei'in piorts during the
month of S-epitember as- 3.0iO, cconsisiing of

1,876 cabin, arind 2,093 steerage passengers.
The number of persons who embarked for
foreign ports during the same period was 2,922,
conitg;ing of 1,820 cabin, and 1,102 steerage
passengers. The number of persons who
landed during the month over those who em-
barked was 1,047. The number of persons who
arrived "in transit" during September was


Over 93 per cent of the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on OLtobel 5 being 4.016.Tt,3 cubic .ards, out r.I a tural of approximately 4,302,563. A
total ol 14,757 cubic yardss of concrete wa- laid in the locks during the week ending Octo-
ber 5.

About 95 per cent of theconcrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid.
the amount in place at the clIoe of wo-irk on October 5 being 1,899.054 cubic yards, out of a
total of 2 00fl,iW00. A _rai, .r nt o- the amount Ol concrete placed in the locks each working
da, of the %ciek ending O, r.b-er 5. and if the total follows; and a similar statement for
the %ork in the Spillwav at G(atunr Dam i- published elsewhere in this issue:


'I.te-rmbrer 3U

'I.. ct.,r ,

Pr-. io t ported
Grand tloal

2-cubic yard mizers. 2-cubic yard mixers.
Large Total.
Concrete Hours No. of Concrete Hours No. of
Dla.-ed Iworked Imuiert placed worked. I miers

L. h

i .

3 t, .2
6 4I II5 1
-,ri 41 2
11$ 1 1 I I

'; 4 5; l .i

c.. ,1 Cu. tds Cu. Yds.
. 36
..... 50so
S .... 274
.. .... 1.898.780
S. .... 1.8 9.054


Concrete work in the lock at Pedrc. Miguel is ouer 98 per cent completed, 880,341 cubic
yards, '.jt 01 a total of 889.S27. bucket measurement, having been placed at the closed of
uork on Olctober 5. The record loi each of the working days of last week, follows:


D.E. E'-curic yard muiers i-cubic yard mixers i. Large Total.

Con-.-i.tel Hcour- Nn. uf Concrete Hours No or
S,)ice,. I aorkel. mnLers plh,'ed workeLd. mners
Cu I 1is Cu Ids. Cu. VYds. Cu. dis.
'.. em .r ?, oru ~ i 2 34 ....... 103
.t rI ;5 D 2 . 41 .' 116
i t, 2 1 30 5 2 29 .... 12
5,ctmno 1 15 i 20 ( 2 I .. 176
,, ,,' 4 9 189 ? 50 2 21 ... 210
.:,-tob.2r ?4 212 24 50 2 21 233
T,..l I 503 92 50 2 164 . 967
S . J 1 879 374

Prenioush rilortol1
'Grand total .le]
(Gr-ndl total

. 4.403 880.341


Over 88 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in place October 5, the total amount on that
date being 1,247.308 cubic yards, bucket measurement, out of a total of approximately 1,412.736. The record for each working day last
week, follows:

Cov-RLrtio. PLANT .TrLiAp1. PLnT.
CON''TR> >;IIO.N PLANT --_ _....... -- "---I
2-cubic yard mixers. 2-cubic $-ard mxers. 1-cubic -rard mizer. 4-cabic yard miuers. Mixed Large Total.
______________ __________ ______________ _____________nd. saone.

Concrete! Hours No. of Concrete Ho.urs N.. o Co-r..:rete Hours No. of Concrete Hours No. of
plt:cfd I worked. Imixers prl.,ced -okd "-r1 pi .:cd I w-'rkoeJ Imrera placed I worked mtzeris
CaC. ) 02 Cu J ii r. .I,; IC Ids Cu. I di Cur. ds. Cu. Yt'd.
September 30 In, :, n 1 I ? 455 4-1 00 2 .... . 1.958
October I S 1 ;'? 33 h 1 *IW 14 U. 2 21'1 11 li 4;9 I S 5 t. 6 7 ........ 2.243
October 2 854 .3 42 I I I .1 3 2 i"? q 1 2 4i? 41 1 0 o l ... .. 2.662
October 3 75 25 31 5 II] i 2 ',2 1 lt. 2 4 6 47 26255
October 4 'J .i 21 1 4:8 I; 31 2 31"t 5 ? 4 10 40 00 6 4 2.166
October 5 432 1i 3 4 1 ii Q 233 2 2. lP s ro 90 -10 S 5 2.232
Total 4.'2s 151 33 '6 4.76. 7-4 '<2: I 4:.- ;7 0o 3 2b;5 268 00 5 83 66 .... 13.516
Previously reported I3.693 I 233.852
Grand total j 3.693 1.247.368

aaober 9, 1912.


Operations of the Division of Posts. Customs,
and Revenues for Fiscal Year 1911-12.
The revenue derived from the cale of post-
age stamps and postal card. at the Canal Zone
post-offices during the fiscal )ear ending June
30, 1912, amounted to $87,550.21. In ad-
dition, the sum of $144.20 was collected for
second-class mail matter, making the total
income from postal sales $87,694 41, as com-
pared with $82,893.72 for the preceding fiscal
year, an increase of $4.800.69.
In November, 1911, there were placed on
sale stamp books, containing 12 or 24 twio-ent
stamps, or 24 one-cent stamps, which are
sold at one cent more than the face value of
the stamps in the book. The printing and
binding is done in the office of the director
of posts, and costs about one-third of a cent
a book. A total of 29,979 books had been
manufactured up to June 30, of which 19,763
weresold, producing net revenue of $131.76.
Registered lettersand parcels to the number
of 145,633 were handled, con,-itirng uf 22,4 ;
domestic letters, 6,549 domestic parcel-. 43,-
823 foreign letters, 1,703 foreign parcels o9.-
144 official letters and parcels registered free-,
and 1,937 letters and parcels reregistered
free. Forty-seven per cent of the registered
matter went under the official frank. The
total number of registered letters and parcels
handled represents an increase of 4,40S over
the previous fiscal year. The exchange offices
at Cristobal and Ancon handled a total of
89,894 pieces of registered mail. Of these,
5,491 passed through the Ancon office to and
from Panama and Central American points,
and 84,403 through the Cristobal office to and
from points in the United States, Europe,
and the West Indies. The railway mail mes-
sengers handled 64,099 pouches, sacks, and
registered sacks during the year, and at Cris-
tobal, there were 1,235 di patches of mail.
There were 227,680 money orders issued
during the year, representing a value of $4.-
915,077.29, and the fees aggregated $22,889.90.
Thisshow an increase of 12,900 in the number
of orders issued, but a decrease of $389,829.31
in the amount of money involved, while the
total of fees collected was S505.19 less than
last year. The average amount uf each order
issued was $21.15, as compared with $24.69
for the previous fiscal year. Orders drawn
payable in the United States and foreign
countries, except Martinique and Costa Rica,
amounted to $3.823,517.55. Orders drawn
payable in the Canal Zone aggregated $1,080,-
825.74 in value; in Martinique SS,604.95,
and in Costa Rica $2,129.05.
There were handled during the Near 39,041
pieces of ordinary unclaimed mail matter, of
which 10,487 were domestic letters and par-
cels, and 28,554 foreign letters and parcels.
A total of 1,999 misdirected letters were ad-
vertised in THE CANAL RECORD, of which
about 60 per cent were delivered or forwarded
to the addressees.
On June 30, 1912, there were 17 post-offices
in the Canal Zone, two less than at the close
of the previous fiscal year. The post-offices
at Tabernilla. San Pablo, and Bohio aere
abandoned on account of the rise of Gatun
Lake, and a new office was established at
Monte Lirio.
On February 1, 1912, a postal savings
system was established at 16 of the Canal
Zone post-offices, and up to June 30, accounts

to the number of 3,518 had been opened,
2,402 of which remained opened at the 1L.ll-.e
of the year, with total deposits aggregating
$356.947. The total amount deps.-ittd in
postal savings accounts during thi- period
tea S 100,898, while the ithdra,.val amiunt-
ed to S243,951. On June 30, 1911, the t-anal
Zone pt.,-ofliwc held unpaid mone5 orders
aggregatin., $532,141.60 in value, drian to
th o.rd.-r of the remitter, and pa able at the
office of i-.-ue Thi- sum reprecsented the
extent tr-. %lIich the Zone pi j-ti-r'.cea -,re
uecd a-i dcep.-,ir(rie-s at the-.lie .:.f th, fiscal
ear 1911 In like manner. the net totals of
postal .aving- deposits-S356.947, and of un-
paid mune, .jrdr r-s able in .-.ffik-. of i ue
-$193,S17.40, in ihu Zone pijst-.,frthi- orn
June 30, 1912, aggregating a sum of S55tJ,-
7f4 4)0, r.-pre-.nI t tih: L\tenit t, ii hi.h the
pust-office at-re used a- d.-posit...rn- un June-
30, 1912, a net increa, uil $216.622 ',1J oer
the total of tlce prev icu-. fi .i il %car. T his ttral
of over half a million dollar: rt pre -ent- thie
-as'tin ol L'Canal (.',mmit ioi.in and Panania
railroad e-mpl,.-,e-. ITh 2,40-i p..-rtl sa-
vin5sdepos.itorns ha, ing upen account :in june
30, 1912 represented 31. dieffrent nations and
i.i'-. Ai-.i.i sER\ ItT
During the ,ear, 327 v~ecel-., with a total
tonnage of 610,421, entered the port ul Ancon.
and the -arrie number, a ith a teital tonnacye
of 622,023, cleared. At Cris.tubal, 2I4 .ess.-ls,
with a total tonnage ori 71,156, entered, and
2S2 ves-.els, utuh a total tunnage of 775,445
cleared. The abo.e figures --ho, the num-
ber of entries. and clearances to have been
139 greater in the fiscal sear 1912, than for
the fiscal year 1910.
On June 30, 1012 there- iere in force S58
leases and revocable licene-., i.l i, which 575
viere for building lot,, 25S for agricultural
lands, and 25 for buildings or room- itn build-
ings, a decirea-e of l,383, a compared with
Juie 30, 1911. There has been a cecrtea-e
in the area of land leased for agricultural
purposes by reason of thc: removal of all
habitations from the Gatiun Lake region, as
%tell as the aithdraaal of lands in uther parts
o[ the Zone required for Canal purposes.
The area h.r agricultural land under lea--e at
the close of the sear was 352 hectares ap-
proimatel 8-70 acres, as compared with
1.430 hectare., or approximately 3,534 acres,
at the clo-e .f the preceding fiscal sear.
Rents collected during the .ear amounted to
$lo.033.54, as compared aith $2;,469.22 lfor


the year ending June 30, 1911,and $27,282.29
for 1910. The land rental' show a decrease
of S10,550.44, while building rentals increased
The total collection; on account of general
rjtav and license,. aggretated $1 22,674.04. as
:mrnpared "ith $12'3,876 during the pre-
vious .,ar. The di.-tillation tax produced a
revenue of $5.ii.3 71 as compared with $2,-
;.53 $S during 110-11. The liquor license
.:ollhctir.,n- amouned to $35,200, as conm-
pare]d 'iirh S$r'j,41.1i the previous fiheal year.
The umrn of $1,1 ;7 Q,3 vas collected from in-
-uranct companim- d.,ing buo-ineti-' in the
Canal Zone, an in,:rcase f So25.24 over 1910-
II A total ..f 7? motjr vehicle licen-. .s ,ere
i-suied, ind $2,15' w-re- collected in fees, in-
cludinr 1 fee '.f SI paid by each licensee for
ni-ral rag bearing the Iicen-e number. Bi-
celt-. li:eni.se- to the number of 045, and
chautleur licen,-.-- r,. the number of 97, were
iss-ued, producing a revenue of $645, and
$97, respectively. There Here collected un-
d.r the law providing for the inspection of
steam ves-els fee- ageregatine $2,b3' 15.
The e-tate- of ciJ employw- of the Canal
Comnmii;ion and the Panama railroad were
settle during the ear, and 9" nere in
proce-s ...f adjustment on June 30, 1912.
The m'..ne handled amounted tt $4;,,06.31.
The total revenues corllectcd by the divi-
,sion during the fiscal year amounted to$311,-
994.$1, and the total of all moneys handled
was S5,217,9W0 10. an increa-e in the amount
of moness handled of $175,242.82.

W\illiam If. Hanley, an empluye of the
Pacific Division at Corozal, "as killed on the
sand track, north of Coruzal,on September 30.
I-He aas married and had been on the Isthmus
about five days, coming here from Rochester,
N,.w \York. He is survived by his wife-, living
in Rochester.
\\. F. Reed, an emploe of the Pacific
D)i vision at Corozal, died in Ancon Hospital
un Octuber 6. He na. 29 years of age, single,
and had been on the Isthmus nearly. two
Nears. He is survived by his brother, Harris
Reed, In ing at Corozal.
Sailing of the "Cristobal"
The sailing of the steamship Cri.tobal has
been set for Monday, October 14, at 3 p. m.,
from dock No. 11, Cristohal.


A statement of the amo.ounts r contribute to the Fuurth of July celebration fund for 1912,

COsIRIBsuILD M iU-d:.-ted un cash

Ituunerimaster s Departmrint. I 1!3 50 I Sill 0
Pacil.c [ si-ion 51; ) 20 00
Subsi:ten-. e and Commri. sr, Dcpt I ;u 5u 12i no
Central Dnuon | r.- 8o 515 65
thiel Engineer s Oiff.e 3225 Su 143 50
lPanama KI{a.id Lomirpp:n,I 2. I 50) 234S ULJ
ALLintui' Diti:in 331 75 200 o;
Dept. oi Cosl Adrnimttatliu .t i snf tc o S5
E. miner of Ac-.-aunti 27 00 3; Ou
MItechnical D i.jion 52 50 50i 25
.'nitar D.Dialitmi nt I t U 141 21
D.sburstng Office I i5 75
$2.205 O0 S1.612 53

Subscriptions recenve-Jl Irln otherss than employes. ol the Panama
railroad or I C
Total. .

Totl. e Io es mployed.verage
.I contrlb1g
$234 50 226 i; 1.01
860 So bU 4 51; 1.00
291 Su 315 I ; .2 .93
;52 50 81 6o00 .Q2
31 n0 44; 258 83
548 50 bSU 4-19 .81
623 42 ;-.5 558 .19
234 00 341 1 175 .69
c4 JO 97 03 .66
59; ;5 C ,'11 559 .64
225 71 368 i 187 .58
is ;5 j 7 22 58
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Odober 9, 1912.



Preliminaries of Permanent Works at Pacific
Entrance Outlined.
The committee. consisting of Lieut.-Col.
T. C. Dickson, Capt. R. E. Wood, Lieut.
Frederick Mears, Mr. W. G. Comber, and
Mr. H. D. Hinman, appointed to prepare a
general scheme showing the relative order in
which work on shops, and other buildings;
drydock, wharves and piers of the permanent
facilities at Balboa, should be prosecuted, to
reduce to a minimum interference of this
work with the maintenance of the dredging
and towing fleets of the Pacific Division, and,
in addition, to make recommendations con-
cerning the track layout, and for the removal
of certain buildings from the terminal area,
has made its report, which has been ap-
proved by the Chairman and Chief Engineer.
The committee recommends;
1. That double tracks should be laid from
the southwest end of the new railroad yard
to the Panama railroad steel pier, and as
much of these two tracks as will enable them
to be completed by December 1, 1912, or as
soon thereafter as practicable, should be laid
on the permanent location. These tracks
should be well ballasted, as they will be used
lor passenger and labor trains, as well as lor
freight service. The Panama railroad should
abandon the use of the two old freight yards
as soon as these double tracks are completed.
2. That a temporary track should bc laid
to connect the double tracks with the present
coal pockets, which should be used as long as
possible. When necessary to abandon the
coal pockets, arrangements should be made,
either to use the coal and rock aprons of the
fortification work at Dike Siding, near Station
2145, or temporary pockets should be pro-
vided on the'old lumber dock.
3. That a single track should be laid from
the northeast end of the new lumber dock to
the new railroad yards. This track should
be laid north of the shop buildings and round-
house, so it will not interfere with the con-
struction of the new wharf and shop build-
ings. This track should be laid before Jan-
uary 1, 1913. If thesanddockistobeoperated
after this track is completed, the spur from
near the office of the resident engineer to the
new lumber dock should be connected to the
above track. This spur should be built, so as
not to interfere with the erection of the crane
runway extensions and shop buildings.
4. That all large spare parts for dredges,
etc., belonging to the Quartermaster's De-
partment should be moved to dump No. I
before January 1, 1913. The necessary tem-
porary tracks should be provided,so that these
parts can be reached with a locomotive crane.
5. That all unserviceable parts, and all
other equipment within the terminal area
should be moved at once.
6. That the post-office, Panama railroad
storehouse, sanitary inspector's office, police
station, Quartermaster Department's lumber
office, and all other buildings within the area
of the terminal facilities, except the office
of the resident engineer, the quartermaster's
storehouse, shipways, machine shop and
blacksmith shop, transformer house, and new
terminal office, and the temporary terminal
supply house, should be removed by No-
veimber 1, 1912.
7. All of the machine and erecting shops,
and the forge shop, cannot be erected until
the sand wharf is removed. The committee

recommends that as soon as the award for
structural steel is made, that definite plans
be prepared, including the establishment lt
one or more sand storage piles for the future
operation of the Balboa sand plant, in such
manner as will enable it to be abandoned
early enough to prevent delaying the con-
tractur in completing these buildings.
S. That the present repair wharf should
be left intact until sufficient space is avail-
able at 'he new lumber wharf, and the ex-
tension thereof to the nurthea.t for making
repairs to the floating equipment of the
Pacifi,- Divisonr
9 That it appears that the shipwas shops
nill not ha\e- to be abandoned before lJune,
or July. I1l 3, and that the extension ,f the
coffer dam ,ill not interfere with the use of
the shiptays before July, ur August. 1913.
since a considerable portion of the cxcea'ation
for the largedr)dock. can be completed before
the coffer dam aill be required. No means,
ior repairing, bottoms of the floating equip-
ment %ill exzit at the Pacific end, when the
grndiron and shipwa,. s arc abandoned, until
one of the dr',ducks shall have been c-nm-
pleted. During thi- interval, equipment re-
quiring repairs to bottom ulf same an be setnt
through the Canal to the drydock shop. at
Criast,.bal, if the Canal is available, or other
arrangements c-an be made.
10. That the permanent planing mrill build-
ing should be erected and c..-.mpletcd as onun asc
practicable, and there should be temp-..raril,,
installed in it the resident engineer's u r ,e.
the quartermaster's storehouse, and such
shop equipment as is ntcessarn for repairs
to the floating equipment of the Pacific
Division, until the permanent shops are
available for that purpose, After thi-. tran--
fer, the office ol the resident engineer, the
quartermaster's storehouse, and the machine
and blacksmith shops and the shipaays can
be demolished.
11. That the permanent shop buildings
be erected in the following order:
1. Planing mill.
2. Foundry, and pattern storage build-
3. Machine and erecting shop, forge
shop, boiler shop, gas house, storehouse,
and office.
4. Paint shop, and steel storage shed.
5. Boiler house, car repair shop, and
galvanizing plant.
6. Roundhouse, and lumber shed.
12. That the section of the repair wharf,
northeast of the new lumber dock, and the
commercial pier should be completed as
promptly as practicable to provide a repair
wharf for the floating equipment of the Pacific
Division, and increase the dockage facilities
for commercial vessels.
13. That, little, if any, work can be done
on the section of the repair wharf, -outhuest
of the new lumber dock, until the sand aharf
is abandoned.

Administrative Dhitrict Changes.
The Executive Order abolishing the ad-
ministrative district of Gorgona went into
effect on September 23, and the records of
the District Court at that point, as well as
the records of the deputy revenue collector.
have been transferred to Empire, with which
district Gorgona has been consolidated Act
No. 7 of September 1,. 1904 established in the
Canal Zone the municipal districts of Cris-
tobal, Buenavista, Gorgona, Emperador, and

Ancon, each governed b% a niaor and a bard
of aldermen, who regulated license., and ad-
ministered rhe affairs of each district thr,,ugh
municipal ordinances. The President's Order
of March 13, 19u7, male effective April 15
of the same ,ear, abolished the di-trict of
Buenavi-ta, and the title of 'Municipal,"
asapplied to all the districts, and established
the administrative districts, as they have
eitred until ret.entl:., part of the Buenav.'ista
district having been tran-ferred to Cristobal.
and part to I-,.-rgmna. District judges were
appoirnid tu pr.-ide coter each di-trit, to-
iether uith a s niur district judge, whose
duties among '-:rher-. "a- to preside during
the tempt.-rarn ab-en.-e iu a district judge
This p. -it on ha i-1 ern -. -,.ant ince Soptember,
1911. and %las abuli-hrit. tffe-.tit- lanuar.
1, 1913 bv th, Prt-idi.'it'- Order uf %,'ptrmni
bt r ] 2. 1912.

Sale of Scrap Copper Screening, Rope. Rubber.
and Hose
A r irds have been made for the sale uf all
t>rap t upper :r i..nr ng, ni.inila rope, rubber,
and h,--e, fur the pCri..,d beginning Septenm-
bl.r 5, 191) and terminatin- June ;0 1913.
Eight bidis cere re-c.tied in re-ptiinse Ut
adderti.eement, which wi-re open'-d in \\ash-
ingt-lun in Augu.t 5. The Na-sau Smelting
and Retinine \\urks of New N urk City
bid $12.15 per hundrediw i,c'ht fur the rsrap
C.-pper .cre-.ning, and recei' cd the contract .
The Chicagi) I lItu-e \\N re-kin-g Cumpan-, .ht.
have the, ctntiart for all the old Fren, h and
American irin scrap remaining on the lsth-
mus, ma-de the high, it bid on tlie other
articles, and pr,--cured the priilitge. This
company '. bid for nardila rope was $1.65 per
hundredaceight; s.raip rubber, and hose. $2.65
each, per hundredweight. The contract for
all fuur clasi--- t.f material was lurmirly held
by R. Rosenberg and Sons' Company .I New
York Cite, and was in torte Ironi September
1. 1911, to June .;, 1912. The prices under
the Cld contract were l,.v.er on scrceninc. hose,
and rubber. but higher on rope, as lull..,'s:
Copper r-reemning, SS 23; rubber, $2.1S; rope,
$2.1S; rubber hi.-c. $2.50 per hundredcitkght.
The ccmbne.-d hundJredeitght price tn all Icour
anicle- is $3.99 hit.er. under the nc.,. cen-
tra t, than under r he old. Flve shipmenrt- ere
male under the R,.senlerg contractct, cunsistiing
ui 40,126 pounds of sLrap c.-pper st.reening,
70,,69 pl.unds 'A oold rope, 30,651 Irpounds of
strap rubber, and 104,989 pounds -.1 old rub-
ber hose. principall, air brake ho',e. The net
pru'e eds frimrn th--e fi,: -_.es amounted to
$.5 ;S.4ii. I he material is Collectid by the
variouss distri t quartermastcr- arnd by them
forwarded 1t, Mount Hope storehou-e, where
it i, held unTil there is enough fur a shipmenr.
The last shipment of copper screening was
made on Mal 3 of this year, and. in corine-
quence, there is nw on hand 11,924 pounds
valued at $1,14S.;7.

New Parsonage at Culebra.
A new Baptist parsonage will be built at
(Culbra fur the usce ul the Rev. S Mn.ss Lo e-
ridge. It %till be a two-sturn frame building,
23 feet by 39 feet six inches in size, with a
veranda in front, cif e:rtical balusters, abo\e
and below. On the lner fluc.r, there will be a
living rc-om, studJ reception rouni for parish-
loners, with entrance roum the outside, dining
room, kin hen, and -ervant's quarter-. UIp-
stairs, there v ill be four bedrooms, bathroom,
dr% closet, etc. The parsonage will be situated
on the south slope of the hill.


Vl. VI., No. ?.


Work of Central Piis lon Machines During the
Month of September.
During the month .-if "-Lttember, the toral
amount ,of m:iteri.al e:.i a\iatc,] in the Ir, tral
Division \va; 'I ;5.U5.. ubic ., jrtil, .,f v which
164.742 cubit .,ard: t r.:''- I r .iLd a, earth,
and 771.1,314 cubic ., r.l-. ..l r :;k The ertir'
total ol .)35.1i5) ubiic ', .rd- staz rem '..ved b.
steam-sh. '. uI i
Trhe high ri....r.j 1.-r th,- month .a1-. rriJL I '.,
hotell No. 217, w.,rkine 23 da\s. in the Cule-
bra di-tricr, w which *-x,.a\stCed .''.*S51 ,.ul .i.-
.ardi- :'f rock, and 9,7 13 cubic ,.ird ol earth,
a total of 4-.5r,4 :ubL : ,,ard.-.
The s,icond be't retjrd for the mirnrh w:i
made b1, ho\t.l No. 109, .:.rking 22 Ida.- int
the Culebra .li-ric[, which ex.:'.atjl 3; 5
t.ubic .ardz .l earth.
The best r.-or.] l.-.r a .-h.. -1 tl I the iu' -tin
class wa-. madi b-, -h'', cl No. II'9, w. kini 22
day's in the Cult:ra ,Ji.trwi.i huh t .a iat,,l
37,085 itubic .jrd- il art h
Shovel N,,. 217, v...-rking in the (.ulcbra
district madlt a h,,Ih r'.:--..rI lor ,ne da. by,
excavating 3,0411 t.uLic ard- .-I r,-.. k orn S,;.-
mniber 13.
Except whEre nc r'ret. m-.rnthl, report arer
computer I b,. pla.-*- mtrr, a urtr' itt, i l'hil. t
daily\ report aie ljba:- ur. car me,-'ur.emernt
The be-t reco'.rds for th'- minith, andl flr .in,-
da.. are h i.'i r in the: f-All.,i, ing table.

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Wanton Destruction of Birds.
(,.niplaiint ha-. l',t n nmiail that b t.,A have
bel en tor'nitn ndii killiit lirdi in the. .:nity
of .ettlemnt- in the I C'nal Z.'ne. Thi- police
have been intiru,.tcid I,. apprrehend all such
oftind,.r anin i,. t.ik.- rliint- h..r.m- to their
par'-nt- l',r dita'iplire. in u.-iJ r thor thit prac-
tice ma', be It...ppcd.

United Spanish %Sar Veterans.
On SunJ.i:. Oct,.her 13, C-ha6ret C(amp,
No. 1. will hold itr rLiular m...nthl'i meet-
ini at Gmtun idlge hill. at I p. im, A ripoitt
of the n: iith annual c..n ,enrii.,n ..ill bt
madi i ', I'ast (omrntandl.r and D-l':gate W'.
D. Rogers. and other bu-inss will be taken
At 0 a. m., c.n the tame date, the camp
will join hand, with the ladies' auxiliary in a

sightseeing tour of the Gatun Locks on a
special train starting from Gatun station.
All members,eligiblcs for member-hip, and
ladies ale invited to attend. Members living
at Cristobal must leave on the 6.50 a. m.
train from Colun.and those residing at towns
toward Panama must leave on the tirtt train.


Mr. S. B. \illanm-.un r.-eturned Irom leave
,..I ab-,-rin e un th-, C....o., which arrived at
rinirubal on Thur da., Oct...ber 3.
Among the pa-sengers arriving on the
C'Od, .-,,t1 on Saturda%, Ocut, er 5. were Mr-'.
George \\. Gotthals, Nl.pj.r Chr'ter Harding,
Mrs. IHarding, and MNl- Katherine Harding.
Mr. \\ G. Comber sale']:d on the Colc',i, on
\\edn:,eda,,, October 9. lor Net York, and
lirom there will [ail fr.r Eurcipc, nir, h.- annual
lIact of .ibs.ence.
Mr. A. S. Zinn sailed on thi. United Fruit
Cornpanr\ s steamer Paeriiiuna on Thursday,.
October 3, on annual leave.

assignmentt of Canal Zone Teachers.
The following as-eigment of teachers of the
,,hie schools in- the Canal Zone have been
maJ e?:
An'.-n-Empire hi;li scho'-la.-Charles C.
Cair. principal; Frtderika Hine, Mabel NIM.
Reid. An,.hlia C. de Lassus.
Anc..n -MNildred 0O Bates, principal: Mall-
,e A. DeCamp, Virginia Best, Js-'ie V\ilso.n
Clark. Annie E. Stone, Etta Reed.
Coroz.ii-Anna Mostellcr.
Pedro Nliguel-Ida 0. Erickson, print ipal:
Grace D. Snediker, Shirley C. Dorsey.
Paraiso.--Maric Birmingham.
Culkbra-Jc-Jennie NI. Dunlap, principal;
Helen C. Naso.n.
Empirt -Elie Cage, principal; Ida B.
Pott,, Man Nl. Shea, D.:,ie L. Prather,
Mary Edmond--, Shellie MN. Dunn.
Las Cas.:ada'-Sara D. Elwell.
BaA OI.bit-p-Curraleen C. Smith.
G(rF'on.(-Grace E. McCra,., principal;
L,..dia A B.eler, Clara L. \ o\les, Edna NI
Spiner Fl.,reince MI Dildine.
,batlun-Jc;--: E. Dani.l-, principal: Arch-
ie Pratt, _',)ra E. es--ion-, Bernha H. M illury,
\ ircinia l'aul, \\t-enonih A. \'hiatiniz
Cri-tit.il-Helen [L DLancl., principal:
Emma NM. Cobban, OdJinr J. L. FrI.,-t. Char-
lh.te, Cart,.r, Edith ,Macl. MclCarthl Clelia
D Cre-pi.
Tr,_, P,int-Bertha Hale-
Po"rio Bell-Nl-Mar:, C. Stannm r-
Sub.titu- teathers-Georgia T. MNI ri ,
Dora NiI-ien.

Road Improvements.
It has bix'n decid&, to u;c the sample, ol-
road oil, pureha-i-d for trial on the Sabanas
road, ,on the Z',.ne b.:iundary road, beginning
at A\iicon post-o:fic.,. and running to Balboa,
cijntiFjintn unril the -uppl:, i. exhausted.
The -um I $1.51J0 lla- s-t aside for the road
oil experiment, andl abuut half of the amount
wa. cxpiended in the purcha-e of 12U barrels
of uil repre-etnting three different makes.
Before th. oil is applied, however, the bound-
ar'. ri.aid ill be resurlai.ed and rolled, and
this v.ork will probably be done earls in the
dr) sea-on. The municipal engineering force
of the Pa itfic DiisLoJn is now at work im-
provirig the Tumba Mliurta road, which
branches urT from the Sabanas highway, and
it is expected that work on both of these roads

will be completed about January 1. A sec-
tion of the Balboa road, from a point west
of the commissary to the bridge over the
tidal inlet, has recently been resurfaced and

Boser Under Arrest.
I. A cablegram received on Monday, Oc-
tober ;, advises that Charles W. Boxer, who
is wanted here for the embezzlement of the
funds of a secret society, entrusted in his
keeping, has been arrested at San Francisco,
and will be returned to the Canal Zone for
Missionary Convention.
The preparations for the missionary con-
vention to be held at Empire on Friday,
October 25, areabout completed. The Ladies'
Aid Society of the Empire Christian League
has arranged an interesting program and
several speakers have promised their serv-
ites. Invitations have been issued to all
the organizations of women engaged in
Christian work, and transportation has been
granted to a limited number of members of
each society. The program will include out-
lines of missionary work of the different
churches and denominations: their methods,
systems, and results. The convention is in
entire a,:cord with the world movement to-
ward Christianity and church unity, and it is
expected that this, the first religious con-
vention of women to be held in the Canal
Zone, will be met with the hearty response
and cooperation of all members of such so-
Band Concert.
A -or.c-:rt ill b be by the i'hmi.an, Canal Com-
tT,.-.ion Band at Bat Ol-Citpo. C Z Sunday. October
13. at 6 p m Trhe program follows:
1. Mlarch- Cat.-aller ..... ....... Harris
SSelecuorn-fhe Reda iado' .......... ..Gebest
3 Irtermezo--iandijBSummef ....Moret
4 Ovwrture-lf I l l'e Kin. ... Adam
Popular .sone-Thr', A Grl In Havana. Goetz
to. Gr.nd iantasie- Homt. Saiee Home. Ihg
.U Lrl. d a .... .. Lampe
7. Wall -Impasi.Tned Dretiam ...... Ro.as
Porpulr ,?Ileciton-Th. Broaduaa. R.uej. Lampe
"I z.j..,--.Srvi'i ut Ij"i.enden'e ..Holman
CHARLES E. JENNINGS. Mustal Dnotror.
1 he neALxt t.iert .-iI] br gi e.n .[ Culebra October
2J. at a p. m
Tide Table.
T i: iajllo%.ring le i).-. the time tiI high and low
itnd .i Par.iiatt lotr tMe Ieck ending October it, 1912
i 2,ti. ii.n:rtia:n Limeii

DATE L.Ot. High i Luo High Low
\ M A NI. A.M. P.M. P.M.
t,-.IUt..:r 1 3 .00 15 3 26 9 J4
it. :tuier 11 i 45 10 00 4 lu 10 20
i .t,iber 1 4 35 10 43 4 Si 1 1.02
i tiober 13 5 On I1I 25 5 33 11.43
tiCiOinr 14 5 47 12 08 6 13
Iiciubrr 15 12 2 6 1'b2 50 f 57
lt ,o t r I6 I. 1 2 10 37 ....

Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum height of the Chagre River for the week
ending rr.idrnight, Saturday. October 5. 1912. All
eight. are in feet above mean sealevel.


Sun. Sept. 2Q 127 3 93 6 48 3 47.9
Mon.. Scot 31 126 93 3 48 8 48.0
Tuei Oci. 1 127 I 93 3 48 6 48.1
V'.d..Oct. 2 12; 3 93 5 48 6 48.1
Tnurs.. 3 126.8 04 6 49 0 48.2
Fri Oct 4 127 9 91 0 49 2 48.2
Sat.. UOc. 5 .. 126 9 93 3 48 7 48.2
Height of low water to
the nearest foot ..... 125.0 91.0 44.0

Ocober 9. 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
Arrangements have been mde for one th trial
service of the "Current event" slides for the division
of clubhouses. Four slides. depicting important events
of the day. will be mailed daily from New York.
The standing of the Isthmian bowling league on Mon-
day. October 7 was. as follows:
Won. Loa. P. C'.
Empire...... .. . 3 .. 0 .. 1.000
Gorgona .... 2 .. 1 .. 666
Gatun..... .... 2 I .. 666
Cristobal .... I 2 .333
Corozal .. 1 2 .. .3133
Culebra. ... .. ... 0 3 ... .000
The standing of the Isthmian basketball league on
Monday. October 7 was. as follows:
Won. Lost. P.C.
Gorgona . ... I .. 0 1 000
Empire ..... . .. .. 1I 0 1 0100
Gatun 0 I 000
Cristobal.... .... ... 0 . 000
Corozal..... . 0 . 000
The moving picture schedule for the week beginning
October 14 is. as follows' Monday. Culebra; Tuesday.
CorozaJ; Wednesday. Empire; Thursday. Gorgona,
Fnday. Cristobal; Saturday. Gatun.
Corozal's first game of thme Isthmian tennin league
was rolled on the local alleys against Gorgorna last
Saturday night. October 5. with the follo-u-g results.
Gorgona. 1 2 3 Corozal 1 2 3
Sims ...... 161 165 174 Dalton . . 14.1 123 114
King....... 137 177 139 Bordt 129 143 157
Lowe ...... 157 147 136 Peterson.. 145 i1 142
McCona'h'y Ill 149 136 Soader 159 163 150
Roper ...... 157 165 1I4 Coonly .. 134 192 224

Total.... 723 803 759 710 ;8i ;87
Team average. 762. Tie-m 3' ergc. 7ni.
Corozal will bowl Cristobad on the Cnstobal alleys
on Saturday. October 12.
Mr. Reed Morris has been elected capcta.ii of the
Corozal basketball team and much interest nas shown
in the practice game on Thursday night.
The Corozal team plays the Gorgona basketbalU team
on Saturday. October 12. at Gorgona.
The following is the standing of those participating m
the local handicap pool tournament:
Handi- Ganmes
cap. Name. played. Won. Lo-t. P C.
60 Patrick .. ... 6 .... 5 .... . 832
'60 Souder ...... 5 .... 4 .... I 800
60 Stagg ...... .. 8 6 2 50
80 Tougher . 4 .... 3 ....I 750
70 Stapler .. 8 .. ... 4 .. 500
60 W hite.. ..... 7 .... 4 .. 0j38
60 Kent ... 8 . 4 .. 4 500
80 BesIde ..... 9 4 .... 5 144
50 Underwood 8 .. 3 5.. 37
60 Shadfer. .. .. 6 ... 2 . 4 ... 333
80 Roberts .. .. 6 .. 1 5 167
80 Hostetter ..... 9 ... I .. 8 .... 111
High runs. Roberts and White 14 each.
The Culebra bowling team was defeated by Lhe Em-
pire team on October 5,. by the following scores:
Empire. Culebra.
Gustavson.. 168 217 161 Case .... 176 183 180
Potter ..... 200 154 145 MNengel .. 141 lii 173
Edwards. 166 174 179 Cushinger... 162 192 148
Pinney 125 193 155 Anderson 151 172 145
Huson...... 167 155 174 Dougherty.. 1;9 180 118

Totals.... 826 893 834 809 889 764
The boys' bowling team of Corozal played a double
match game with the Empire boys on Saturday after-
noon. The Empire team won the duckpin match. but
lost the tenpin game.
The boys' regular hours rrom now or will be Mondays.
Wednesday and Saturdays from 3.30 to 5 p. m. Mon-
days will be open for indoor baseball, basketball prac-
Lice and gymnasium exercises; VWeonesdays for bowl-
ing. There will be reading room privileges during the
same hours on Fridays. and Saturdays will be reserved
for contests with other teams, hikes into the country,
The high school girls are showing the benefit of
practice at the game of basketball.
An advanced Spanish class will start Lhis week.
The chess match between the Culebra and Empire
clubs at Empire, on October 5 resulted, as follows:
Culebra. Won. Lost. Empire. Won. Lost.
Shutes ...... .. I I Smith.. ....... I I
VogeL...... ... 2 0 Compton . . 2
AlMiner ...... .. 1 i Pulsifer........ I 1L
Dubois... ... 2 0 Verner 2
Beaman .. .... 2 0 Coolsby. .. 0 2
McClure........ I I Capt. Knight..... I 1
Rose..... .... 0 2 Dr. Sherrard.... 2 0

Totals .. 9t 44 41 94
Mr. Russell is back from Porto Bello and will re-
open all gymnasium classes at once. The punching

bag is now ready for use. Fencing cla=s.r -"al Lirt
next week. Those who were in the cl'---; iforrmtrly
may continue. New men who milh to enter. kindly
watch [or notice. It any night men would hlie to La-.
a class in the late alternron, the-, -ire requceL-d to hand
their name- to the secriLar..
Baskitbail pr-: trc, v ill occurr ti:m. ia aeek.
All men are invit.-d to enter the Octorml hindi-.Jc-
pool tournament.
The hich scores in tent, mis the pist meek wert
Edwardm. -.3. -Gfatt....Oa. 24O. Pearmn. 206. Huonn
202 and 200 Du--kpn-r,-Scele. 117 .and li.l.
G. mnasiurn claw.-e.- are rargniz Gorgona wih to ion10111 tho\ il'ulhd see MIr arion the
ph, iic-l director .A minrr.11 be rorgan-
ized to be held bet.:-,.mn the hr'Lir3 f 5 1 3 t1' rJ p m
The hbaoling all,:, w ere re..pened on M1uniday. &-'-.
member 30. and a pirae mas ciaen for the nich .-:,re.
which .,was made b$ Mr Rop.:r
The Io.'-. league will rontiaihe the unrolled games due
to Ihe losingng of the .ll .,
The clitr., b-:gan rebear'al.:_ on %edne: ia. nehi.
OCitober 9.
An nforma al sc0.mat will be ,i.en on Frd-.. ni;ht
October II. ,\ program lha beerin srranced andJ home
made cike and ote.-r r.'r,:ti'mTenot -All be .ern .l
This -so ial is .op.rn to evrybod., in Gorgmin fr-ee of
The Corozal DO. etball term n ill plas at Goreona
on Siturd-ay emeninc O:itober 12?.
Culebri %will tbaol ti Gorgina nn Saturd liv e'en,ng.
O.taober 12 Eier. member at Gorgoni :.nould plan
to be in town and help Goertgena vin.
About '0(0 people were present at th, aptlipein; bake t-
ball game on Saturdnl. ecr-n.ng J.:lober 5 The m:or
resulted Gorgoni 22. ( Gaun 17. The li-"upa were
Gorgona -Forwanrd;. Rilge ansd Lauiudr.. m:enter.
Chnritiar,.en. c'ar.j.3 teP'.'- rr ind SmLma. cii[un-
Fuorwrd-. Fiupilra:im:k 'L right nd \%\hiit--,n center
Neele.; cuard.d Mitclbell ar d Huber L'mire Ric-o
of Critoralu]. 'Scorers %'ebb and Kuntz. Tinerr
H H Hodgee- actr, ie mimbrella gaern i: a pnr-:
for the high irinele game at ch'- re-operirn ul the bow hlnm
alle,- orn onla' evening. .:.r-embt-r 30 Scor.e 50i
0 Meara r core v.s 2'i.1 and Swill.-m h3d t.,o J2in
The thrte su-hion billiard tournament a, rhi..h hi,
been the ne-ans of making the ginm-,: iapular at Giiiin
for the past few we'-ks. Is bilig Ft.rounit to : ,:l.'
The present mLanding is. a-. i.,',lo m
Won Lo-t. Won Lost
Wurater 0 Gamble 6
DePoorter o 1 Bellnger 6
Towrmmzle, 6 1 Lorne 5 ,
Ncelev 3 Mlete S a
Dewey. 3 Ereletmn 3 lu
Cheeks 4 .l er ? 11
Jackson 6 6 lieimie 0 1
Gatun took two .:.ut Of itre-: cannme of rl.omjng *t
Cnitobal on Saturda:. night. O.:(,imer 3
The following have ic'eed up for th married mert -
g mnaimnm cai'. wicrh meetLs mt 3 ]0 p Mn IAi.e a
week; %\'ind-:s. Lydekjer. Luckev Purti, Sm-ith F
Carter. B ilev. Gerchow. Gner Fc.mon anr. murand
A root beet founurin hi. been initailled t the re-
Ireshmenrt counter. Ice creinm er.dam are almu ,1>1i
An order for ne, books illI be 'enit ri. the LUnited
States this week. Sugesttioun are irj ,te'l
The following are mcinmtrs of the .dvariL3nc cJljSea
in Spani-h and shorthand
Ad-3arn:ed Sp.ni-h-E S Wad G. E Durkworth
Dr. Farmer Mr. Hanson, Dr Burdett. GC E Coni:.'
and S. Denrs
Elementary Spanur.-K NM AShlev R Burns
T \V. Sherrard J A. MNI ullr. C Corn ei. It j. Dunn
C. E Mead. C. W. Roberts A C itler. ii j Zanmc.
H. Golden. Dr. Crandall.
Shorthand -Ashlei.. Burns Miller. and Si'jn:on
The lineup oi the basketball game on, batiurda3
night. October 5 between Empire rind 'r.,ibm l t si-
a-. follow :
Empire. C'ri torm J
Rowan . left forward Mathue-,
Kine r.ght lIratard Morion
lepler. center I apt Hone
Adams right guard II S.: iwallenberg
Capt. Grn-ening left .uard Hugh-
Cousine.-u relieved Hugh;. arid W'ei'i. relt,:ed Schwal-
lenberg in the second half
Score Empire. 34. CrL:tob3l I[
Field pg..al-Ro an ;: Kind 3. Helpe-r I. Green-
ing. 4; .Morton 2. Mathue: 3. Howe 2.
Free throws-King 4: HoAe. 4.
The next practice night for basketball will be
October 15 and Ii.
In the local ragtime Lournament. the followrog teams
. are leading: Teapins--Bullard and Collins. 1181,

dl.:kpin:-Bullar.j In.d Hflermini..n. mui ..irml-pnit--
b rreLt and Herrigltu.r, rfi,
Gstun defeated tihe locil oi... 1nre i- im in rvo g-.m-.
out of three ,-n Saiurday nigrt ThI- .--nr--, illo .
G :t Ion i" r ob-il
Si=llcm-im 1', LS I, f rrBm .l 1; I;t I 3 ItG')
l.or I.e-y.. 147 II? Burrn; T 1 7 I;- 134
uibs titt.. 2 11 1 3 14 .,hrll i 131 IS
Hoadg:: lB 205 ?:-1 Bulard 16" 1 iR 1t7
i--Ltll lit. 15 103 Louch l1a 141
i'\rle -iri 3 Gib-eon .. 165 Ibl

Tot sal. it ,1 836 $02 701
Hmoirle r.,lled in good form and made a total of
621 for hi; rh,-e game
PI.,TO DEi Lm).
Filter-r. imer, enroll-:.I memberParm a cla-i mn I- irt.
aid to trni mi nrel -an F'r,.jj rmnht[. October 4 Artnur
\V ngri w'as ele-,.tI prit.de-nt of the Js.I-. \ern.on
E a'uin. j erelJr., ind jim-.: L T.lar. instrucor .
The cl.- ill i.t-et Tu,-lav ci ning;:. A m,%ied-J :a
arr'.c-ng the clhil-dren ., a ai:o oreanize.d on the same
=,tbe..:[. The. -.rh1l.ren;a c:- me,:ii on i 'menltda:,
.'loa'is p[,eturite ,ntertlmin.nl.nti v t'e raumr-d th-s
.*-k il'ter ar. ntr-rv:l :1 ibiouti three month waiting
onr h. t rrl% iv'l of th- netvi pT-t.l.-- ma.-: irn
A riandicap pool toJrna .rrnrt i;jrtrd ,n M. nJday
night.October ?. w.th II nrinel. The tournam-:n Vt il
.-i, wth a moLker" on S.atJr.ia.,- nieaht. Ni:osember
16 it which timn: prizes Mill Lhe swardem l
%%ork -' gning fornard on rime ifle rAnge f)r the
Portom iello gun -lub The r nge will b. ready lir use
..irly in 0,.tober.

Supplies for the Canal
Thie I'c.-I.I iri stei rim- %- tih uJr'r'li s for i he i;ilr,
nmi..n C In -il C-m i'i.tmon irried! i tIl, pr.rl" l:. ri a-
toDt al d ( ul.r. during the T.rek cn-Lnd.r- t -t-br 5.
tmr.J : F.e Septmni.r '0 frc.- n ..,.i ',..,rk nuth 453
:: ele,..trc: ri nrijleriml 17 1 p:.:kace; fr:.:k nm arerii,
i:.r .ir. tei-ir rn-rlnt eI er:.tist.n 1.4;1 h i ,it I 2 bJtAl-.
h'F- a'nr In.'nt..
.ati. arl. September 'l. Irurr-. hb ltri..-rc. ith
' i-O 0 ..._ -: J naritie mor it.' i.k
P'i .I 'ni. I.' serptemt.er .It. fromt Nei, '',:irk. uMth
lo ,rin.: mim 12 ;selS nards. ar-. nr ;im-:k -34% rtr-
r-Is xan-J fir FM-.chricar l LDist-ic.n, liU patk ges
arit:h.-r L-Ilt for lorifI .m i un-
.-ti iie.nil.-. : m,-irrr Iror-,i Nfw 'k'ork smith 14 cases
i.,f[,rt rid-: ern ki. -- r -.,li ; in.i nut ior ;uit i.n teud-
-nt .i, r.i- t" n .11 ca- li e fr' I'.Je. a 'ir- --.luth.
24 -.-:: d'-t k Lru-ihr fur .,,.:k
a'jrtia Octuber ; fr.. rr. e-v I-Irl rin? wai if bar-
r:1: Irte hi':-- 2 wig pi .-e luirmt.-r m.r Mechairical
D. i :,.r 410.U -:ae k-t.--ee t11i drumr kerc-rne. :25
rit-.- a t i' m ir..n ,1 [, 41 L. ,.: 1 341 .Ir- -r c .-lii:c,
1 I pl-.-;: IuLmITi-r b.-x lihbrlat pc, t: 1 .: uil,
r..rI-, r .ll! tno ti r J k fi r i i .. i
cL"i 't 0-:ton-r Ir,i .. t ', ..rk 1 tih '.1 UundiQ'
S -iu: n;-r i ; s :"?: i -::mr.i n-a i' ii: it r I,r, li'in cal
D i.nI. II .: il. -0 : ir. rl nai-ral I.r
.iuC.rliuL.- n-cnt lil treti.ii. ; .:.ii r iL .n fiiril,
it-r F arif:l R lmlrremd _,ntirn .' 5mi turull'7 [,ruooms,
U-. -n -ui c. -I a- .h .ri- rr i r I. l- L t : L-Dolls
,rni ri -. -. -.I i :: n.iral i-,c-lilih .i, l [.0 oiak limber,
51ij rpill r'c-irni paper 21 .- ,al- II 1 alert hi,: pre-
r 3, -. a rn :Ih 0 L rr-iI I- ,.iiped .map. 10
ca, pint _2 ii p-,r :i" c".--. lItricmlmting oil,
12- e.. riubb r liu'', -t - ij t fue- ll: fteoi stok. and a
mi-k:flhlein.i:uu c.irgui e .ule -:onstitring ol 2 370
Di,:ksi1,:a -t;ighinr, 120 taon'

Misdirecled Letters.
Anco. C. Z.. October 9 1911
The follo,-ing ariuiffiie:nLI' addre.:ed letters. onrg.
niiine in tihe L united -tatlea and its po .-ie unr. hate
be: n re.:.,i e.] in rn lTi.:ue of tlh:" dlreLlor o1 pomLt. an'i
mmy be teur.:d upon reqIeat of the addre--_
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B*..Laiterd lorne Lcnereit. Hugh
Bercmuiee T L Br-lu-e M I3telaui .1 AIni
Bert. A. McGoraan i== .'.-nn
R,:rnhold. R ,haid Momra EdJiardI
Brm.drick. Tim Mulkn- R
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Carpenter. C-.rroll P. i r Yi'Bm tie Dr F G a Bit, 12)
Carroll Mrs %I. J i[-kg P.ne.- ferra
Cltl.i:r. C i- % Ro-: Ge.nrg, T
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Guild. Charirm W\lsnn. Miss Ida
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Vol. VI., No. 7.


Transfer of Equipmeot.
CULEIt A. C. Z . ttr Ttal.er -;. 1'12
CIlCULAR No ..t1-ri
I Ciritular? N .;' 35C, 3:J. t'. -A. .:0-B. end
3i0-C. and E ,niiiner ol A,.:'c.un titr..ulir N-.. 21. ar,
hireby re, -nked n.l th- I',fllca ir rule; i ill herea3it:r
govern the rr,;i, ir Of e-tujilprnit eind t1-e tfiing of th'e
t r ni i ,f-. r J ,l u L L I W er .: ,f
2. Re -ii- .t mr ifro iriri:lt' t ol iuitlment chugeiatle
ti', t'lamt ,ji-'run ,J d of :h-jp ir, :act,'ne; be. "-_'n the
%.ariru-i dtT.ertnr:i .,rnd hiiti.orn of ihe Cnrmirpi .ilon
and br1 ti.ren th- 'i rrnme rn and th- Pran, rrma Rail,
rt -.i L',uiarr"n 'ill be -i,'miirtn ,1 io th-. Chairman
and i-hiel Lrinvtn-r oin fiorm C. E. 2J'm-I :r,.n cr.pic
to be fir'. r,Jer- for ,a:ch rtiqu- ,t.
.3 Intil a supph of l:. rtr, C E '01-! i: rr:c-,. -I
form C. E .'O-m.a ioricin-.li an~. 2"'J,-b Idut 1ii- i .11
be u :-," :-:er i ha ii i l'a-' a.i, .rr-. (her-on ., 1l bi .'h iicn"-
to tih- Ch i-rman anJ Chi-. Enin.-r
4 T r-, 'ip.- clr r -il' i ho, I r ei c ur .e i in .l..r r.-..

to It. ir k-In in r.. n ... f.-.i thi. [rjnnlir ,.'i e.,-iu rmient
5. ECiulIl.nt nil. a .: n r,c t.o he I p r,,. Ra lr,,ad
CoI'.[,rly 0 -Eir 1 ]1n t I.*th" C, :.m rr..- .in il -.e
co .rel i by r-mmour ,nriLi ru-..-i.rt LtAkn fi'r the dJe-
partment or ,ii ,:ir. :i i.f e i.omrnm ...n u .,ng it
Eq'uprne'-nt bel.an-l netI [lo h i',',iT- r i.i A.tn thair. i ]nt.
to ir,,he inf rr, K..iilr..ad C.,.r,.ira I tbe invoiced
to the J,.,o urj.u it,-rm-i:tr i... 1- i:t.i ,in mnem.
orandumi r r- .pt th.r- ic- .uin. the ger- ral supr:rlrtnd
ent of the Panama Railroad Company.
6. The general superintendent of the Panama Rail-
road Company and the head of each department and
division of the Commission having Panama Railroad
Company equipment in its possession will submit a
monthly report to the chief quartermaster on form
QMD 61, showing this equipment by classes and
numbers. Form QMD 61 will be submitted month-
ly by departments and divisions of the Commission.
showing numbers and classes of Commission equipment
in their service, to the superintendent of the Mechani-
cal Division. The Panama Railroad Company will
submit a monthly report on the same form, showing
all Commission equipment in its service, to the super-
intendent of the Mechanical Division, furnishing the
chief quartermaster with a copy thereof.
7. When equipment is transferred between de-
partments and divisions of the Commission and be-
tween the Commission and the Panama Railroad
Company, the division last using the equipment will
pay for such repairs as are necessary to put the equip-
ment in operating condition. If further repairs are
required by the division to which the equipment is
transferred, such expense will be borne by the latter
8. When any piece of equipment is transferred from
one division or department to another, there will be
transferred with it the authorized tools and oiling equip.
ment, boxes and chains with locks and keys for secure.
ing tools and oiling equipment, water cooler, etc.
9. Copies of form QMD 4 covering transfers ou:
plant units, copies of all completed surveys covering de-
molition, destruction, dismantling, or return to stock
will be submitted by the accountable officer to the chie:
quartermaster as soon as the transfer or other change
of status in equipment is effected, so that the equip.
meant records of the chief quartermaster will at all
times be complete.
10. All equipment chargeable to plant account, and
all shop machines, excepting floating equipment, wil;
be transferred at its original cost price, less one per
cent for each month it has been in service; provided.
that the net credit to the division releasing theequip.
ment shall not be less than 10 per cent of its original'

I:o:t If the cot ,:,l rerIar incident to the transfer
d',1uct-d from the trranfer alue dclrermnr,d b% thi=
rtle' ]e,'teA .In amount lena than 10 per cent of the:
iriein'it Crot, ire litiron rei-l..irng the (Iuiprentr
Sill inr oice to trn doii.,on re.:eis rng it such portion
of the .:c.it of tli,: r-u.ir. j. in necei'anr to make its
. ir.dlt tI per .:ent oil tn onein d cost.
II The tran;f.:r i alue ot floating equipment will
be fixed in -a.: c s.: ~, the board ol local inspectors
and th,: lirts.: ine oFlrir.:
12 The 'a:lue of r.-irnment tranilerred bet.,ren
urntis of %ork r.nhon a di'iaian v ill be dete-rrmined
pr, rb,'-d for iran.-i..r; b-e'i.'cn divisions
13 Ti,, Cir.ul'ir doe i not -if ply tc. the obti .intin b
.dl.r lnrilrti, -. ,o divsiiornr of artilea in the obsolete
r'.'.je thr:- Quart-rmarster DeiArtmerit.
14 Trnife-r elrlecitd by oral authority of tihe Chair-
rmlr, n.d (hie( Engi-ner rnmut in every case be con.
,rmr'.l b', l'ormil requ- I:, n firm C. E. 2l0-l1 hi.ch
I ll ,ubmiitd bv.' ir-r lii.,on recr;. ,n the ..-uiiir.-
rieit. no r 3r.:let u,11 r L .or, 'iicrcl ui Or.'ially
uchontriz- i nrl ihid ,i I ,l l hav, tben done

Local Treasurer. Panama Railroad Company.
CtoluN. R. P. O.ltober 4. 1912.
Effectiuve at once, the title oi Mr. R. H. Wardlaw,
cashier, Panama Railroad Company, is changed to that
of local treasurer, Panama Railroad Company, and all
concerned will kindly address him accordingly, in future.
J. A. SMITH, General Superintendent.

Cold Storage Prices Unchanged.
The pri,- of[ sarne, is prinrtl. in Thi Canail Raod of O.-tober 7.
remrinn un,.hanged.

Rainfall from September I to 30. 1912. Inclusive.

BILoa 2 :6 10 ni
P '!.,rift.r 3 .ii ." 14 45-

F',&-droN I g.,,11t)6 26 I) 76
Ar, -; -l2 ,'6 i i '

R.n rnrin.e i ii 2h iS 10
I', lA-r.ra 1 20 26 14 I?
,( r..:ho 4 1 ? '2 14 14
EIT .r r44 2 14 178
( ,rno, 1t, I 0 3t, 12 ;5
.i, n r ii, ll n r i 14 ,;
ElI i' 2 t I ll 10

'T .1 :2 2' S 11 if
",-,,r .-t Lin I1 40 14 1 9 30
tIInr" Br, tliii-
'lJrn ? 45 i 84
*Brz.:., Brr.ok 2: 3 9 11
(r-,'lan 13 2 l? 2 1
Prrto Bell.o 4 (1 14 15 01
Standard rmin p~i.-re,,inns .S[ 1 p. ro daily.
Atlomac.: riain a3ge at un:t..rrel stations-saldes
midnighit to midnight


Th. rAinfjll for reptriemlr ia. -. the normal c.ir tht P.i,.fi,: h i o thh- lishmui..ut *lei,-ienI over the
Atlant a ,ii. lIontl., Ii r, .l. rmnc-. Iroim 84 inche; .' Giain .o I I inch-.s at Rio Grande' I.-, general
rains o,.,:uTtil ,.r, the 2.1 1 21l '-t,.n1 6 rI ?27th.
Durn i rntea-' .i', ..r ii Pi (r ar-di-, -,n the 21st .3 10 inches of rain iell in on'e howlr starlhinmg a neu mix.
iniin noirivy rc.:ord I.r that station.
MIean temrp.-riure, relative humidity iim iph.i-r;: pre :ure. and cloudc;nt.: ere abint normal. ODi the total
wind r,,,.en-,.ni 'v-. -ichtll. in excess of tlie iu.r, hi "v' cr.tike
Oi r I',i nol, O'r.'-d .4 percentwer d i.pai,:-J f b ci 3a. m 2.. r .:nt bt t a rr ..nd per cent by
8.30 a. m.
The following table summarizes the weather condit,.n., for it.. month-
o Temperature Precipitation. Wind.

wr s l I-. -- =
a _ _ _ _ _ _ _
.I .

| | -- -- y- Bi -
lt i

Coalor 2,4,0 -I i 3 -ep0 I1' 1 ..-ir :l i* '3 i2 5,aL' a E 1; W. -ept 3
Cilebri i, erat I r." i Se 1i 3 12 II 2 i : 1 N W 32 N. E.Sept 23
Uncoil .. 22 i- l 9 o eol i i 0 ).44 N.W. 31 N. .Sept 23


The following is a list of sailing of the Panama
Railroad Steam3ship Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company, of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's line:
Advance ..... ... P. R. R. Thursday... .Oct. 3
Panama . . .P R. R.. Wednesday. .Oct. 9
AlShanca . ..... P. R. R..Tuesday. ...Oct. 15
Colon. P. R. R.. Monday.. ..Oct. 21
Advance ... ....... P. R. R. Saturday.... Oct. 26
Panama ....P. R.R .Saturday ...Nov 2
Allnrca .. ...P R. R.Friday .. Nov. 8
Colon .... P. R. R.Thursday.... Nov. 14
Adirnre .. P R R..Wednesday .Nov. 20
Pan.mai. P. R. R..Tuesday... Nov. 26
Alnl ica .P. R. R..Tuesday... Dec. 3
A.laMnce... P.R R. Tuesday .Oct. 15
Pnama . P.R.R. RMonday.... Oct. 21
Alan,:a. P. R. R..Sonday .. ..Oct. 27
Colon. ....P.R R. Saturday .... Nov. 2
Advance P. R. R.Thursday .... Nov. 7
Panama . P. R. R.Tbursday ... Nov. 14
Alluana .... P. R. R .Wednesday Nov. 20
Colorn ....P. R.R...Tueday ...Nov. 26
Advance ... P. R. R Monday Dec. 2
ana Mara .... U. F. C. Wednesday. .Oct. 2
Prinz August ilhelm H.-A. ..Saturday .... Oct. 5
Turrialba .. .. I.T.F.C. Saturday... Oct. 5
etapari... .... U. F. C. Wednesday. Oct. 9
Tivirea ....... U. F.C.. Saturday. ...Oct. 12
Clyde............. R. M.. .Saturday.... Oct. 12
Prnz Sigismand .. H.-A .Saturday... Oct. 12
Zar-cps .... U. F. C.. Wednesday..Oct. 16
Prnz Joachim ... H.-A. .Studa.... Oct. 19
SLaoL. .. .U F. C.Saturday....Oct. 19
Alnmrnte. ... U F. C Wednesday .Oct. 23
Or.. an . R. Sa... .Sturday ...Oct. 26
Pr,nrz Eitl Friemu ri-h H.-A Saturday .. Oct. 26
Sanr.ta NMIra I F. (. 'WednedAy Oct. 30
Almirante. .. ... U.F.C. Thursday....Oct. 10
Priz Eitel Friedrich. H.-A Monday.....Oct. 14
CarriUo .. .U.F.C. Tuesday ... Oct. 15
Oruba... . R. NM Tuesday .... Oct. 15
Santa MarLa U. F. C Trwursday... Oct. 17
Prnz Aiipui' Wilrdem.H.-A Monday.. Oct. 21
Turalb... U. F. C Tueesday. Oct. 22
PrItapan . F. C. Thir.day. ..Oct. 24
Prina S.g.imuni. H.-A Nurnday Oct. 28
riT .-. . '. F C Tuesday Oct 29
Th.,mR.M. NT. Tuesda,. .Oct. 29
Aten", .. i U.F.C. Saturday Oct. 5
Her-dia U F.C Wedne'day..Oct. 9
Pat,-:min ULI. F C. Saturday .Oct. 12
Abangarei Li F.C..Saturday .. Oct. 19
C rt-.o .. LI F.C..Wedned-day. Oct. 23
Aten. LU. F C.S.,turdda.. Oct. 26
il-r.:rda. U. F C Wednesday. Oct. 30
Cartago U.F. C. Thursda:.... .Oct. 10
Atenas....... ..U.F.C. Thursday.. Oct. 17
Hereili ..... .T F.C Wdnedreay..Oct. 17
Pariarsinita U.F.C. Thursday. ..Oct. 24
Abangarez...... .. U.F C. Thursday.. Oct. 31
Carrago.... UF. C. Thursday... Oct. 31
Arenasa............. U.F.C. Thursday .... Nov. ;
Heredia....... .U. F. C. Thursday... Nov. 7
Panama Railroad Company's steamers sail from Pier
II, Cristobal. at 3 p. m.
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays,. at 10 a. m.; for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.
Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
York, via Kingston at 10 a. m.. on sailing dates. The
Prins .4gurst l'lhedm and PrinsJoachinm sailat 2 p. m..
and call at Santiago de Cuba on both outward and
homeward '.'oyages.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. leave on Thursdays at 3 p. m.; for New Orleans
via Limon and Barrios. on Thursdays. at 2 p. m.; ships
for New York via Kingston. on Tuesdays. at 2 p. m.,
and Thursdays at 2 p. m.; for Bocas del Toro. on Mon-
davs a 5 p. m; for Liimon. vi.i Bocas del Toro.on Tues-
days at 5 p. m.

The follow inm ships arrived t,. or departed from. the
poit of Balboa during the week ending October 5!
Arrivals-Septermber 30 Qamitue. from Valparaiso;
October I Ec..-,dor. from Guayaquil. October 1. L.. S.
5. Clerelaid. from Cor.nto: October I. Huillaga. from
Departures-September 20. P,-nislesrania. to San
Francisco: September Iti) Limari to Valparaiso: Oc-
tober I. Lliub',imba. to Callao; October 2. U. 5. S.
Clereland to Corinto; ,October 4. Chile. to Guayaquil;
October 5. SanlfeyDollar,.to San Francisco.




The Canal Record
I'ublished weekly under the authority and supernsson of
the Islthmian Canal Commliuon.

The Canal Reeord is issued free of charge. one copy
each. to all employes of the Commisszun and Panama
Railroad Company Suihose names are on the goal roll.
Ealeia copies and back numbers can be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for fire
tents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No nommunicaLion, either lov pubti.:asion or ?rquesting
information. uill receive attents:.n unles: isgned utsth the
full name and address of tihe uar.e'.

Canal Medals.
Seven hundred and thirty-tive Canal med-
als earned by Canal and Panama railroad
employes during the period from 1909 to
1911, inclusive, have been received on the
Isthmus. and will be distributed within the
next few days. The service bars for four
and six years of continous service will prob-
ably be here before the end of the month.
Permanent Structures.
Mr. Frank IV. Reynolds, superintendent
on the isthmus for Mr. Austin W. Lord,
the architect employed by the Inthmian Canal
Commission to prepare plans for the perma-
nent buildings for the'u-e of the operation and
maintenance forces of the Canal, arrived on
October 7, bringing \sith him one-fourth
inch scale working drawings of the hydroelec-
tric station at Gatun Spillaay, showing the
structural steel, as worked out by the en-
gineers on the Isthmus, adapted to local
conditions. He also brought drawings of the
operating houses at Gatun and Miraflores
Locks, which will be identical in construction,
and plans for the operating house at Pedro
Miguel Lock, in addition to considerable
data concerning building materials.
Drawingsof the permanent Administration
building to be.located at The new town of
Balboa are expected shortly, when work
in preparing the site will be begun. The new
building will have 75,000 square feet of floor
space, and is to cost not to exceed $375,000,
including $25,000 for that part assigned to
the archives.
Repairs to Crane at Mount Hope Wharf.
The steam cantilever cargo-handling crane
at Dock 14, Mount Hope, is being scaled and
repainted, and a large part of the woodwork
is being replaced, including the footbridge,
which extends the length of the cantilever
span. 355 feet 11 inches. The crane is built
with arms extending equal distances Leyond
the central support, the top of which is 78
feet above the supporting track. Since the

crane was put in use in February, 19016, it
has handled approximately 230.720 ton; o[f
Increase in Concrete Esilmate at Garun Locks.
Owing to the greater depth of the founda-
tions in the approach nalls at Gatun Locks.
the estimate for the total amount of concrete
necessary to be piac-d- at that point has
been increased Lby 50.)00cubsc yards, making
the estimate as revised 2,050,000 cubic ards.
On October 1. 1912. the concret-e work in the
locksat Gatun was 92 87 per cent completed.
Panama Railroad Apartment House.
All of the stireruom, on the first flior ,Il
the Panama railroad apirtmtnt house, corner
oul Front and Eleventh -streets, Coh.n, have
been rented All ift the flats on the second
and third flonrs of the building are rented to
married employes of, thf r.ilr-,ad and Canal
Retention of Metal Checks.
Metal checks in the pu-=.-s;ion of gold :i-.
ployesof theCanal Commi-si.n and the Pana.-
ma railroad may be retained by ihcm here.-
after. upon leasing the sertice-. a- -ouvenirs
of the Canal xork. the charge of 50 cents
for each check ha\iig -, been abcolishid upon
recommendation ol the Disiursing Officer.
approved by the Chairman Th-: -taru- o:-f
the checks issued to silver empl...es is n-,t
affected by the new arrangement. The pr,:--
ent checks are circular in form, and 180.n110
of them were manufa.-tured. numberel frmn-
one up: Of these, up to about lo5,liSl0 hay r
been issued to the various timekeepers i.or
use on the cork The numbers from one o 20I -
D00l were issued to contract men ind lp ,-.il
laborers-, but aboec that figure the's\ ier<
given out without regard to the gold ind
silver di-.tinction. There have been a number
of issues of brass check- since the be-ginnrng
of the work in 1904. in square. diamon.1-
shaped, and star-shaped designs
Conversion of Sand Barges
Two barges, formerly in the Atlantic Di-
vision rock and sand transportation s(r.,cc,
which were brought around! -Ctlh Ani.-rica
to Balboa a few mnonth- a.go bI, the tug
Reliance, will be c, nierted into dump barcsF
to replace clapets No;s and 10. which are
no longer serviceable. The-- barges ate itI
larger capacity than theclapcts, and contain
from q00 to 525 cubic *, yards of material each
It is estimated that the cork of conversion
will take about three months, and that the\
will be good for five ears' sen vice thelrrafter.
Postal Business and Canal Zone Resenues.
The total amount of money\ orders issued
in the Canal Zone during the month ol
September was 8369.094 81. of which S501.-
934.08 was paabhle in the United States.
$66,141.18 in the Canal Zone. S711.10 in
Martinique. and S308.45 in Cuosta Rica. The
number of orders issued was 18.027. and

the average value %ad- S20.47. Money order
fees amounted to S1 765.75. and the amount
paid and repaid to S77.580.86. Postal ;alcs
amounted tu S6,814 75, and netv.spaper post-
age to $l1.74.
Revenue collections during th r month of
September \cre. as lullow Bit.y-cle and
chautf:.ir licenses, S41; m-intr vehicle li-
cen-cs, $68. steamboat in-pI.ti,..n. $S60. ta\es,
licenses, etc., 514,216 So: total, S14,393.So.

New Incline Track Out of Culebra Cut.
An additional incline track out of the lower
end of Culebra Cut %%ill be built to the east
,l the Iormcr site of Panama rallr.-.ad bridge
N.i. 57', by the Ccnritral Di'.i-in forces
its coi-t ruction is made ne:--:csar, b, The Ia.:t
that the n-,.A bridge spanning the Cut will
no.t [p-rmit the p, !-ase r-d a -rtamr hii .-l nr
track-hilter. arnd giscu. bUt t a 5 in. h i-s I arancc
for the *..rtccking s rane. Tl-,e ni" incline
%ill hi -\ a 2.4 p,-r cent gr ide, and %sill n.ot
pcrmir the tp-ration is\', r it -if lad.-dI tiain'.
made up ol the ij-ual numb.cr c-f car- wiith-
out additional helper cnginum service The
track will ri-e s.e a, res-rvn in crae traffic
-\ver the pre.-'-nt incline rra.-k -ut of th,: I-lit
at this end is interrupted

Canal Zone Postal Savings Bank Transacrions
A statement of Canal Zone postal -saings
bank transactions at Canal Zone postr-i.fices
for the month of Septeml.cr. follo\Is-
P i'-., i a c .l rc.:Lsl 'ilv im i
N M- itn -is o '.. ct-rI itii -.i- c '-n t't- 's
N E ui :1 ,1, 1 c r' j

in...jr, ,S 5.h S N <

BL_ trii I tj1 002.S-
C. .1un I) 4; ) 7, klo
Gorgon-i ; 1.1i rINS
L-r-is- .U5 a ;'

Mit r.ti-l n 1 4 50 3l2
Pai bra i -.r ; 1 o,;
Poilr- MIh',2 .2.*5 4

CriIun -i t;a A 5 '1

G Torun Si ll .46 -4 99')

lecture room. c.nainaing the modl if Pedro
Miguel lock, and that of Giatn Dam now
in the Admmtstrati-n buiding at ul35bra,
t. the pubhI market building, sIt ited in
Prst Culear ra near the railroad 1latin A.

section of this build ing. ontaining about I,2._lh
square c,.t of floor space. and capable ,,f
seating 120 p ropl'-. ill he divlid..'lJ I.' by a
picket partition It i-. prJpr.sed alb-.I tu in
stall the lunch counter and sodria at, r appa
ratus. formerly in th C)omnis-ilin rluI.
house. in rth nes' kltrture ro-in for rhie inn
'enience of tourists and other visitor
The constIruction .I an additional sight.
seeing car has b,-en authorized During the
busiest part of the last tourist season other


ol. V., No. 8.


cars had to be pres-ed into -err ,,e. andl thi-
arrangement %as not i3ti-falcor' y I those
who could not get on th,: regular ,-ar. uhich
seats i.nl .32 people The nri <.ar %%ill be
built out of a Liigernvuud 1tat car, and \ill
have -eating capacity: for 50l people.
Fourteen sTcamerz are areaa,. booked fI.r
th,- C'anil it.urit eia n of 1012-1 3, and prep-
aration have been begun by the Panama rail-
road to handle thi- tratffiL All pas'e, nger
coach. %iill be withdrawn from the labor train
service. with the exception of une :"oar_'h un
the Panama-Balboa labor train .ind Li.lger-
woud liar cars, converted im.) L atbr Lar., ill
bt- ub.tituted. Eight Lidrgnrwvou.l cars uill
be required to replace the coa.ch~ and, in
addition, seven Lidgerwor.ids will ha% e to be
converted into labor car- rn rtplate tho-:e
that have become- un-en iceable

Garun Dam Spillnay.
The concrete work in thepllway of Gatun
Dam is our 91 per cent completed. 20c- S15
cubic vardE, out of a toral of 225,000, ha ing
been placed at the clo-ed of aork on October
12. A statement of rhe- amount laid each
working day lat week, and. ol the total in
place, follows.


C' lnnerl 7
October i
0,-tober co

('ltber 11
( T.Lub I
PieciOU1. rer..-.-lrti
Srar.l 1I il

N i
d ,L-I usll

11111 ? l

o I li I

4l4 41 50 1
pat s~

l.r, I i

Pilots Maes, Engineers.
Pilors, Mates. Masters. Engineers. Chauffeu


state their ability to properl-, operate an
aut,.minbile, and mutt have the machine with
t hem.

Ten th.i'sand -anitarv drinking cups have
been ordered by the Departnment oIf Sanirtaion
and up..-n their rert-ipt nill be placed on all
the hospital cars, and oni the launch Saiidad.
---4--- ---
1. B. of S. S. and D. M.
The r'e-ular mtronthlh meeting of the I. B of
S. '. and D. M. k ill bt held at the I. C. C.

lodge hall, Empire, on Sunday, October 20,
at 12.15 p. m. All members are requested to
Lieut.-Col. C. A. Devol was a passenger on
the steamer Cristobal, which docked at Cris-
tobal on Wednesday, October 16.
Mr. H. 0. Cole of Corozal, accompanied
bx Mrs. Cole, sailed for the United States
on the Colon, on Wednesday, October 9, on
his annual leave of absence.


Ov,:r Q3 per cent of the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on O.tubei 12 being 4.041.b27 cubic yard., out of a total of approximately 4,352.563. A
total of 15.064 cubic ,ards oif cncrc-ete w\va laid in the locks during the week ending Octo-
ber 12.
O.ecr 92 per cent of theconcrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in placeat the .lI-e of n.',rk on October 12 being 1,899,713 cubic arids, out of a
tutal Al 2 051i.1JUO. A statement of the amount ol concrete placed in the locks each working
da ol the wcek ending Oi.tober 12, and of the total, follows; and a similar statement for
the work in the Spillw&ae at Gatun Dam is publihcil elsewhere in this issue:


2-cubic yard mixers -cubic yard miuer.
i .. stout.
Concrete Hours No. of Concrtei Hours No. oft
I tia.ed work.el mixers placed worked. mizers


i IJ Lu 1-s Cu. I'ds. Cu. Vds.
'tub r 0I) lU 3 48
(i.'-Lr hr IC I .4 2 .. 105
.t.b-r 50 0 .4 2 . .. .. 50
- i t.r li, 0o 1 34 .. 80
-..rc.t- .- r 11 IS 2 1 ....... 150
OL.,i.fr 12 2:.t r, 2 226
Totl V ,39 i .... 659
r ,.:.,il'.. rt urte. . . .I 1.899054
Gr-,rd Io l I . 1.899.713


Concrete work in the lock at Pedro Miguel is over 99 per cent completed, 881,579 cubic
yards, out -1i a rotal ofl SS9,s27. bucket measurement having been placed at the closed of
nork on OctoLber 12. The record for each of the seven days of last week, follows:

-dminationr forr plior-.. mles ma '. rn.-rs,
engineers, and chauffeur. rill be. hi:-lld tbi he
Board of Local In'pcctcir at the Admintitra.-
tion Building. Ancon. on \Vedne-diay. Oc-
tober 23, 1912. All applcant- for lincrnes ais
chauffeur, mu-n i secure from the Depanrtmnt
,of Ci\il Admini-tration. E\e-uri\e Offnie.
Ancon form- oil applicaion. anid intrmaia[.n
he-per tint the filling out ul the same. nor later
than the da> prei'o)n toii the t:xaminartion.
All armplicants f..r exarninalun miti. he pre-.
ent at the Admrinistraiion Builrin-g at L a. m ,
with paper- in proper form It- addition. ap-
plicants for chaulleur4' hlienses munit demon-


I. ..it',. 0
i,: h- s o r e;
c.o t. r
O ..t.r,.r II:
0, E ub, I I

PreIc.- n t
Gdin' l:l.il


2-cubic yardrmLiers t-cubic 'ard mixer Mix d Large
---- byI nd atone.
Concre e rs No. .r Concrete H.ours No o0
Placed. Inrki, mtxer;' placed worked mixer.


L 1 2 Cu. I Ls .n Ydl Cu. Yds.
1 13 00 I ...... .. ..82
o6 5u 31 .. 90
0 16 25 46 .. 166
1!1 2475 4 7 . 222
1.S 20 50 3 53 241
3... 13 00 3 2 :.. ..... 238
1: _3 00 3 22 199
1034 16 00 3 184 1.238
S .. 493 880.341
S. . 4.493 881.579

Over S9 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin lock; at .iraflores was in place October 12, the total amount on that
date being 1.260.535 cubic Nard-. bucket measurement, out of a tutal of approximately 1,412,736. The record for each working day last
week, follo\ -

2 DATE. 2-cubic yard mixers l-cub.c yard mixeus. f-cubic yard mixers. Mixed Large TotaL
_______b _______ hand. stone.
Con-':ete Hour* No of Concaete Hours .'o o lConcrete Hours No. of Concrete Hours No. of
placed w',rk.s1. rmixers r-.--1. work meed. muixer plcedI worked nintmer placed. I worked mixerg
Cu 1 -1:t 1u~ I3 .1I ,Cu. I)'dJa das.. Cu. yds. Cu. Vts.
October? I b.l 13 ;5 h 3? 14 u i 2.0 13 U00 2 474 42 00 6 Is ....... 2.265
October | '"2 .'0 2 e, .1 ri 12 25C 13 riu 2 4,6 45 50 6 20 ..... 2.467
October iN I'8 s Sr i s n 2 21i 14 110 2 293 3; 00 5 .. ...... 1.963
October 10 o0:4 1 .' 5 l l.ls I.. ') 2 1 : o00 2 4i8 49 00 6 20 .. ..... 2.286
October 11 4(' I 42 C 92 II 00 I2) 1 9I4 I II 10 2 -2 48 00 6 15 .. ..... 2.029
October 1 I i;., 21 33 9 It, 08 2 211 14 I 0 280 ; 0 o .. ... 2.157
Total .. .... . 4 iW 101 00 5 S3 55 iS' Sl U 2 1. i9 ;4 U. O 2 '339 265 00 5 83 70 ...... 13.167
l ir.u I ri.oi...l I.. 3.693 1.247.368
Grand total .. . .. .. ... 3 693 1,260.535


Orober 16, 1912.



On September 25, there were 35,861 employes actually at work on the Canal an' rlie
Panama railroad, and of that number 29,571 were Canal emplose-. The guoll frtrt: on
the Canal, composed almost exclusively Ui1 white Americans, w as 4,166. The force rpurt Ir
September 25 was, as follows:


Corst'cl'n and Eng r ng
Civil Administration. .
Sanitation ............ .
Quartermaster's ........
Subsistence ..........
Disbursements ...
Examinat'n no Accoun Is
Total ........ .....
Month previous .......


Ar n j I Euroeran West Indian
laborers.abotbolers a -i e

U '
,- p a a = a n n c a I -

n ci s iJ
4.138 l012 241 3.'oi 3 3 .'4 564 118 3.'5 5 1 -2.51 t.'5: 1 31 .4m.i
142 2 .. I.' I 1 i. 4i "
677 ... ... 4 3.- ;i I
t.o9 .. .. . 3 ...... ... .. .I. 4' 5 7
3 .4
7 .. .. .. ...... ..... . ... I .1 d
S . ... .. .... ... .. I .. . I I 4
6.470 10112 35; 1. li 3 455 3 -4; .0 I 9A 3 f? T:oI, 2 L,5 4.I r .'-,
6.54 11 14 3611 3 14 5 1
6.58 I 14 3E.1 9 8 143 361 s ilL 1 5 .'5 t ,.,, 9129 I

Panama railroad force. 5.12Y; Panam, raliioad cotirlim .r/ iorcc. I 16,1 Total, ,.20 I. C. C force 2.) -1
Grand total. 35.861.
*Allwagesspecilied reingold. TIncludes three at 5 .enL-. llncludes :is at 5 CCutLS.
The force report for the Department of Construction and Engineering on September 25,

r European Wcest Indian i
ArLisans laborers. lihorers "
DIVisioN 7, --- s i

It0 &f I, 0 C a ,

Chief Engineer ..... . 263 44 A 4 1 511 .3 21 13 1 1 ]1 O i .' 9
Mechanical........... 246 5 2 I3 64 4,3 4') 2 m-3 ti 9 I .I 1 1C 1
Atlanlic ............. 1.314 5 ; 69 5 3 &l 256, I '2 1 26 4 i3-A 37 I 51 "5
Central ....... ...... .. 94 .. 23 117 I 5 1 V5 s 9 ,ti J \6 A -S ta b We,
Pac fic ................. 1.370 I 70 2 6 1.2' 1 S 2 '21E . 1 ,r t l 7' 3

Total .............. 4.13 It, i Z 3 4 t i 1 .
Month previous ... ... 4.19 11 14 '41 7' i. '. i 3 ii 5I7 (i 53 6 I Ti, '.r'2 'J 23 19.6
*All wages specified are in gold. Includes three at 5 cencts.

In addition, there were on the Isthmuson September 25[h. 278 gold, anJd I 915 silver em-
ployes of the McClintic-Marshall Construction Company: 35 gold. and 23 -ilver emnipluoes
of the United States Steel Products Company, and four gold, and 21 silicr emplo:',es
of the Chicago House Wrecking Company, a total of 317 gold, and 1,959 silver emplores
not on the pay rolls of the I-thmian Canal Commi-sion.

On September 30, there were 23,820 occupants of Commission quarters, as follows:


Balboa... ........... .. .... ..
Ancon ..... .... . ... ....
Corozal ....... ............
M imflores............. . .
Pedro M iguel.....................
Pa"aiso...... . . . ...
Culebra........... ... . ..
Empire.... ....... .. .. ...
Laa Cascadas ............... . .
Bas Obiapo.. ..... .......
Gorgona .. .. ...... . ....
Gatun .... .......... ..
Cristobal ... .......... .
Toro Point. ... .. .. . .
Porto Bello .. . . . . .

Total .......... .


Europeana. West India
-I -Chi,t7 C- i.
l dren Men i''ien t den 21.n [l'-,nrn
42 378 .. .. .. 3& .
209 36' -. l.2'I
;8 303 . .;t 5
1 556' 1 1 I Sv 6
58 3A3 4 3 25' J4
12 251 3 11 22-9 121)
171 436 44 356' 121
2gl 4111 6(1I 69 450 130
91 I 85 1; 27 20r. 132
9 25 9, :'1 32 lo3 ohb
2F4 7 ; 15 1i11 11.0
194 1.35' 2'8 44 9.)i 21
.',^ I 1 g tl.:_u 3.13
23 1 5 I 351
b26 .' 22; 2
1.S40 4 618 i. .9g. 7.104 1)''




; 2



(-) Includes Sabanas police station. Taboga Island. Culebra stalic.n. P.Ji ,e-.o. and Naos d i Includes
Europeans and Asiatics. (') Includes 685 Panamanians. (9| Include, Jo L-:itI ndiarn. I(, InJudea Cu Pan."
manians. (I) Includes Matachin. (i) Includes Colon Hospial. (1I Includoes 'oar A '.tics.

Woman's Missionary Convention.
Arrangements have been practically con-
cluded for the woman's missionary conven-
tion, which will be held at Empiheon Friday,
October 25. Mrs. A. A. Nellis will preside,
and the program will be, as fo lows: De-
votional exercises, conducted by Mrs. Carl H
Elliott, Cristobal; words of welcome, Mrs. H.
A. A. Smith, Empiie; zesporise, Mrs. C. P.

Fortney, Gatun, paper on "Woman's Mlk-
sionary work of the Epi-copal ChLurch," MiNs
J Macklin Beattie, Ancon; intermissiun;
"Hinduism," an illutrative exeritie. by the
Empire auxiliary; "Teaching missions to
children in the Sunday school," Mr-. StephE n
Witt, Gatun; -"'Mission-ar. work in South
America," Mrs. Harry Compton. Panama.

It is e*Mpecied that MNlit Cope will be at the
Icrering and speak c. her wink ami.ng the
San Blas Indians. All lunn.-n in the l'thmus
are invited r. [it pre nt.

National Re'oler and Pistol Championship
,\n ,..r.n revolver and pi-tol champiunchip
m,.i ch ..a-. hcl]J under the aupices 'if the
L ulebra i'.l.A Club at the rangi. in Cukbra
on Cl:pterribcur -Th t ,, Octobcr 6, both dates
inclui \. The match wa, sh,,t under the
rulet.' A the; Unitd i;,> Revol\tcr As.-cia-
tion, and wi, held i .] nchrnnuusly "ith
mat..h, at dillercnt ranges in the United
.-tatre. The standard Amerin an target with
8-inch bullu.,ee wha- used. 1 here were five
event ,,all t aUl yard-. as full\ s
llatchlr'. Aegte-
ILM. .gate
.A C D i F s.re
B L,,r re 429 4I Q Itr.j2 I 1142 S
L D i:Co,i.-l.h 447 ma I' 3
.1 %% o.x 4 .1 4 c3 169 i t,; 11 6
Si-,'t, b-,-rr. ,r, 10' 4 2 14'j4 1 IbS I I 'i 8
i. :.I i. t jo | I
' L i, Perry 23; I
B ,.,Idu .. id ,114
.I M.i.l.A era .e'
I E 1. L ,.s y 1.3I
NIMalth A, revol.e:r match-C. B. Larza-
Icre. fir-t prize, gold medal; L. D. Cornish,
-,cond prize. silver medal: M1. \\. f cx.
third prize. bronze mtdal.
MatIh B. pli.tul match-L. D. Cormnih,
hr e prize, gc.ld medal; Jacob Bernson,
.cconrd prize, -ilver medal; C. B. Larzalere,
third prize, bronze medal.
Match C, rapid 6ire, military revolver-
Jarob Bernion. hirst prize, gold medal: C. B.
Larza!ere, .ecund prize, -liver medal; lM.
\V Fox, third prize, bronze medal.
Match D, rapid fire. military) revuolver-
L. D. Curni.h. honor medal.
i Match F, rapid fire, pocket revolver-
Jacob Berniun, irat prize, gold medal;
C. B. Larzalere. second prize, silver medal;
IM \\ Fu.,x, third prize, bronze medal

.4ncon Crusher.
The Iollowing is a -tatement Jf rock crushed
at Ancon quarry during the two weeksending
October 12.

DarE. Hours Cubic
wor ked. yards.
Sptiember 30 .. 20 2.405
OCtobti I.. ... 7 10 l.OS
October 2 ........ & .s u 2.171
L ti, t 8 ? 5 2.588
Ito.ubter 4 7 50 2.855
October 5 .. .. 7 0 2,483
Total .. 45 50 I 14.585

l, tot,. r
t. -t-ber
,_, tuLrr
it loti-


5 40 1.20
I UO I 2.41)14
7.45 2..13
6.33 2 nO2
; 25 2.206
7 15 2I 13 7o
4 .00ii IJ ;50

Band Concert.
A .:onc..r[ will be gir\en by the I.tihmian Canal Com-
mriLtz,nn band a3 ,ulebra. on undiray October 20.
ly ? -3t 5 pr. m. lte program 1lloili is.
1. Plirh- Amn c.. the Al. E>erlof
2 Sele-.tion--1 e Red it iso' .. tbres
3. H m.,e.qur D.orai
4. Oiertuirl-IJ I liee in, . .Adam
5. InterTrie- o- Jii ,i ,i 5. nr . M orEL
Sp'opubi ,,c-ng- 7 le i .4 il in, Havda Goelt
.S Pr r .,urri l r J po Jr- i ,ng : H arn
I a.rL,--. pipli' o I ,nd, f. 'liWeice Hoilzm ni
CHARI.E E..I&NINGS MAisical Di',Ior.
The neotl cin.-cri Aill be gicn .t Crisiob.J on
_-.tobir !3 1912 t.. b p 0i.
T'e rit e Su, 5 torern will be gi.'cr at Hotel
Toli. Ari nC. un October 2;. at 3 p. m.

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Vol. VI., No. 8.

Construction of Sheds and Method of IHandling
Plans for the superstructures for the Atlan-
tic terminal docks at Cristobal are being
prepared, and a general idea of their construc-
tion, as el I as the layout of the docks, is
shown in the sketches accompaninl, this
article. In considering the equipment for the
new docks, the committee in charge, in its
report of April 11, 1912, recommended, that

single pieces, too heavy to be handled by
ships' booms, namely 10 tons, or over. could
be taken tare of by crane boats. I
The design and construction of the docks
have been carried on under the superviionof
Lieur. Frederick Meais, Chief Engineer, Pa-
nama Railruad Companyr, and the preliminary
investigations and dock construction has been
in charge of Mr. Gco. H. Ruggks, dock
The dock and pier construction at present

placing of the floor beams. The status of the
work on October I nas about, as follows:
Dock No. 16-All the caissons, and a
greater part of the floor beams in place.
Pier No. 17-Most of the cylinders in place,
but no work accomplished on the floor sup-
Dock No. 15-No work accomplished on
this dock to date.
Dock No. 16 will have a face line 1,073
feet long. The shed to be erected on it,

in view of the uncertainty existing as to the
amount of freight to be handled at the At-
lantic terminal after the completion of the
Canal work, no cargo handling cranes, or
special unloading appliances be installed, with
the exception of unloading masts, designed for

decided on will give a total frontage of 3,890
feet, in addition to 398 feet frontage at the
head of the slip foi a small boat landing, or
sufficient to provide berthage t. five vessels
of the size of the Panama railroad steamer
A nun at one time. Out of this. total frontage,

plans for which have been completed, will
be 918 feet long, and will have a width
of80 feet, including the space occupied by
two depressed tracks on the inshore side.
The width of the warehouse proper is 53y feet,
and that of the depressed track section 262

hul- h. blocks and falls, and that all transfer
of freight inside of the dock structures be done
with hand or electric trucks, depending on the
distance to be r a. ersed, and other conditions.
In unloading cargo, it was determined that

there will be under cover about 218,.760 feet. The depressed tracks are spaced on
square feet of dock space. 13-foot centers, four feet below the level of
The work on the docks during the past the dock floor, so that the latter will be ex-
year has been largely confined to sinking the actly on a level with the car floors. On the
steel caissons for the foundations, and the lace line of the oi--k, a space of 22 feet has

October 16, 1912.


been reserved for an apron track, which will
be used in unloading machinery,. and other
heavy material from ships into cars. The
minimum clearance of the interior of the
shed from the floor to the lower chord of
the transverse truss will be 25 feet. The
front wall will be of reinforced concrete five
inches thick and 30 feet high, with a low
parapet extending throughout its lcn.th.
The rear wall will be 34 feet in height, and,
with the exception of the part that opens on
the loading tracks, will be of similar con-

ported by four piles, and the face line columns
will rest on the intersection of the -steel I-
beams directly over the 4-foot caissons. which.
sunk to bed rock and filled with solid con-
crete, reinforced with steel rail-, four lengths
to each caisson, form the dock foundations.
At the intersection of the caissons with the
floor beams, haunche- are provided, four to
each cai-'un, which are designed to take the
horizontal thrust ofl uhatcver shock or jar
may be caused by a ship striking the dock
with force.

The doors to the building are to be of the
steel Kinnear toiler type. 18 feet high and
20 feet wide, and %sill be placed 34 feet apart
the entire length of the face line of the build-
On all face line columns, unloading masts
will be ere.:ted to a height of 65 feet above
mean -ealev-l. There ill support long-
itudinal girders lor carrying block and falls
tL. be ued in unrl,adini cargoes from ships.
In all, 1,51il,156 pounds of structural steel
wall be used in the dock superstructure,'which,

struction, although %windows ma) be pro-
vided at regular intervals for better venti-
lation. The end wall, will also be of con-
crete, and openings will be left for cars, teams
and pedestrians. The structure will be en-
tirely fireproof.
The roof is to be constructed of concrete
slabs, two and one-half inches thick, rein-
forced with expanded metal. The slope will
be one in five, and the middle 20 feet will
be occupied by a monitor, or ventilator, pro-
vided with a skylight at the top, and louvres
on the ,ides. Rainwater will be carried off
from the face line side of the dock structure
by means of 5-inch downspouts placed 34
feet apart inside of the building. On the
rear side, the water will be allowed to pass
directly off the roof.
Steel columns will support the main trans-
verse trusses as well as the longitudinal s;de
trusses, which extend the entire length ol the
building. Midway between the main trans-
verse trusses will be similar intermediate
trusses, supported at the ends by the longi-
tudinal side trusses. Two rows of light bra-
cing trusses, situated beneath the two sides
of the monitor, will also extend the entire
length of the shed. Diagonal tie rods will
be used in the plane of the lower chords of the
transverse trusses in every bay. The inshore
columns will rest on a concrete footing, sup-

The floor of the dock will be composed of
Purington vitrified brick, four inches thick,
laid on edge, supported by a t-inch 'and
cushion, which, in turn, is upheld by an 8-inch
concrete slab resting on the steel I-beams.
The flour will have total sustaining capacity,
including live and dead loads, of 1,000
pounds to the square foot, and as there
will be about 89,000 square feet of floor space


in the dock structure, it will support a total
weight, equivalent to about 44,500 tons.

however, doev- not include the amount neces-
sary for the framing for the end-, the un-
loaders, or the weigh, of the door-
Dock No. 15, which ',ill be 420 feet in
length, willI be provided with a shed, similar
in general ton:truct:ion to that on dock No.
16. but much shorter.
PIER NO. 17.
This pier %ill be 1,042 feet long. and 209
feet in widrh. It ill be provided with a
shed S70 long. rectangular in de-ign. with an
exposed section at each end. The floor load
will be the same a' for dock No. 16, but will
be sustained b-, plate girder-, instead of I-
beams, resting on 6-foot cai-ons spaced 2,
feet transversely and 30 feet longitudinalli
with pier, instead of 4-lc.,t caisson-, s-paced
17 feet each wa%,. There will be an apron
track on each tide.,f the pier -tructure, and
two tracks dprct--sed four lier, will extend
through the center .l the shed.

Misling Men.
Any one havin 'iri-nirmatin regarding the
whereabouts, i John R. L'ri.-h. at one rime in
the empli. of the- I-thmian Canal Commis-
sionon the Ilthmu.- a3nd Abraham Glaser, who
is supposed to be on the Isthmus, is requested
to communicate with the American Legation,


Vol. V., No. 8.


Number of Pupils in hhite Schools About the
Same as Last lear.
The tutal tnr,.,llmen(t LI thte he[ schools
of the Canal Zone In.,r the fir=[ .~,:k ending
Friday,Octoiber-4. ga- 1,0ULl0. lf..u less than
fcr the opening teek o la-st .ear. This num-
ber, hoameer, d..esi noit Take into account the
school at Torn Point, Vh-;h optned on Mun-
day, Octuber 14. with an attendance of
about 12. In addition, a new schoolhuu-ze
is under construction at Corozal, and a
number of children of sLho.:,,l age, lilng in
that settlement, have postponed entrance
until the building is ready for occupancy The
total enrollment at the clu-e of the mon.-th
will, in all probability, exceed the enrollniment
for the same time la-t year
A list of the a hire school.. ith the rh c'eprtilon
of that at Toro Point, u ith ,e t:nr.:.lln:.nt of
the first week at Ceah plIce i- a; fulli.,g.-:

Pe.Jio 1 iu.:-
P ra -o
Lj L" a sadd.u
Bas ubl;po. .
Gorgona ..
Gaun. .
Poro Bello
Total .
The number enrolle.


'. 4
i .u00
J in the hi'h schools, ,s

78. The attendance at the Ancon school is
the greate-t in its his-tor,. due to the re-
moval of a large number of the quarters from
Old Balbua to Ancon and a new, iinflu of
population on account of the increased uiork
at the Pacific end ul the Canal.
A table shuw ing the enrollment in the white
schools of the Canal Zone, iith the exception
of Toro Point and Porto Bello, by states.
countries, and dependencies lollowvs:
.Sitte1 i- ountir. Au'nter.
ALb, ma. ... 11
.AL nsdas . .
Brti_ GUaia,, ... a
Brtiit n \ K,t: ld,: . I
C iori3t ia. I
C.,oa ... .. 13
Colornia .. . 5
Color l-j .
CutinnrIi:UtI 6
C;.n R.. S
Del, are 5
.latlr.r31 lr.ita I
Er 5Ihr.] r,
lor,.t l I

G -:'r a '

IdahoIT I
llnial. 30(
indiana 14
lI)ju II

ko cnl.c Ie -

Ins n .3 4
tinie-, t i .s
Mii iui.ru i 1

A statement of clhssfied expenditures of

Total to June 3ii. Il1t;
ToI-al-I s- d "'r." 10l.IJ
Toital-I- L.al N e.r 111 1
Total-I: ,1ac.l M i'r Ir l-
July. Il 2
.AUgUs3, 1012


d total

Slt2e aind Cotir.e'.
Nebr.k .

N:Hi Famp:htre
N-a J.r,-5
N IL J r iil
N ,'ri [Jatof.,
Norni. C" oTlir

ia -

I nRim
cnr, .'.I .il,

ni h
Lt n e- .. I

YC J. tan .
ncl., ri i .

,trginia .
.; ahinriico
\ t i L 1 i'iL r E:I

Ti.l. -A

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A total ol b4 static, countries, and dependen-
cies is repre-entud in the abo'e list, and all
of the rtats ul the Union, uith the exception
of Arizona, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina,
south Dakota, and \V?.oming.

%Hork of Central Division inionders in September.
The following statement shows the num-
ber of tiaini and Lidgerwood cars unloaded
by the Central Diviii;on during the month ol

LCATI1o %. No .*4 No. -, No. of
u, 1lo dJ. In cJr

Badlbu ....... 4 I.159 23.180
MNlr.rlorie ... 3 408 .j960
Gambos ...... 2 6U4 12.660

Toal.. .. 2.261 -15.8Cu00

Pacific Ditison Sand Service.
A report of sand cais loaded and shipped
from Balboa during the month of September,

DE1rINAAiuON. Nunmtel Cub.
L ars. 1jrd,.

Pactic Di.i-on ... . 833 33 1Ii'
A o tl i n w :l -J l i : i o n I 5 1 1 7'
Central D,.iiijri . 35 5
Menirctr 0. li;r 1 15
QuarltcrLmVIiiSr Drp.itirnent 4 10I)
(C' a AilJiiliraliou .iI 25
i ,rtih 'atorii .. .. "*154 3 463
I- il Di i. I, .1 41v5
F-anailr., R ilroad Conmpany. I1 ,Ss
Parn,.a L,. -i-nnitnt 5

ToEi.2J.. . .2.'0 4 I 5.8 K'5
*l ludcl one L.jret

'1 he trial of Frank K. Piluon, charged ith
the embezzlement of GC.ove-rnmi:nt funds
whilee emnl.--.,cd a- Ja.itdnt postmaster at
Cri.ti)bal, nas htld before Jurtice Thomas
E Br,.-'un. Jr in the Circuit Court at Cris.-
tu.bal. bt.iniiimn un Thur-da,, October 10, and
tertinnar nig on Saturday, October 12. He was

found guilty of having appropriated to his
own use two sum, of $20and $40, respectively,
representing the value of Iwo international
money orders issued to P. Evans of Ciistobal
on April 10, 1911, and %as sentenced to 18
months in the Canal Zone penitentiary. In
one other embezzlement and four forgery
charge-that had been filed against him, entries
of nolle prosequit ere made after his con-
viction ,in the first charge.

Rainfall lrom October I to 12, 1912. Inclusive.


PatAt.i Seclon-
Ancon .. .. ..... ........
Balb . .. .......... .
M ir florE . . . . . . .
Pedio M iguel ..............
Rio G rar e . .....
C tnim'l Sittflin--


6 47
6 10
4 37

Culebra . . . ... .. 08 10 2 69
' am ho. . ... 1 42 7 3.51
Empire .. . .. .. 1 7 2.84
Garbuoa ... ..... .. .. 201 10 5.48
*Juan Mina ... . . 1 47 7 3.40
AlhalueL... .......... .60 6 2.83
'El \ iia ..... ..... 68 11 3.53
'Gorgunm .. ... ... 305 7 6.;8
*Fhirol .... ......... 36 7 10.39
"Monte Lirno .. .. . 40 7 5.52
Atlantic Seriron-
G un . ...... 2 04 7 4.50
*Br-o i ook. ... 2 15 7 6.20
Colno .......... 1 23 7 5 48
PoFro Bll, ........ 99 8 t6.73

*Standard rain gagc--readmugs at 5 p. m. daily.
.ALonaitiL r in Rage a' unari.aned stations-values
midnight to mnidrnight. 1T 5 p rn October I.

September Rainlall for Three Years.


Paun.lj Sai.lOs- Ini
Anaon .. 4 84
Bilboa . 18
M-Iralirs .. Y 50
Pecdi Miguel 7 68
Ric. Gr-lnde 10 0u
L ral'UI atSGlIn-
eulIbrtr c It' 0
C aman o i11 73
Empire S i9
Gj mbc-a I .4
JuAnir. Mlin
Alh..u el. I1? 44
EL %'.;1 1. o6
Grrg i..r. 13 31

Triidad 16 1)
Monte 1 .iro 22 22
,- auinJL c'tl' n-
Liit un 12 2
Brmzus Bro.k 12 21
Colon 12 05
Porto Bell, 13 I1


6 U3

i 31

o 9;
5 20
9 39
6 41

11 19

1 33
U 3
1 .62
17 55


8 38
10 01
10 i6
15 10
14 12
14 14
13 78
17. 5
14 27
9 12,
L2 80
II '3
II 36
7 84
I 9 11
112 21
S1 fi

Launch Service to Taboga.
The uteamer Sandad leaves the dredge landing at
Balboa at 9 o clock Tuesday Thursday, and Saturday
mormn.gi. On the return tnf. it arrives at Balboa
about 4.30 p nm., ume io make connection for the
5 .'5 train at Panama.


the lsthmian Canal Commission to August 31, 1912, follows:
Dep-arir ,nt Deparitment DepartIlent Depariment of i
of LiAl OI oj Construction I General Itema. Fortifications. Total.
Adiunsturtio.niii Law. Lnita ion. and Engimneerini g
5 4.'..(. I1 . 96T3.539 28 09.622.561 42 8.022.66 10 ... 160.745.797.09
;(,u 1 3; I 803.040 95 26.300.1.7 05 1.8o3.r.ii6 83 ..31.675.648 20
;3;5. I: 44 1.71i.;23 62 3i.4;7.;;o 19 309;.959 72 .. .. .. 33.048.607 97
A.O e3 57 24.5?9 I6 1.020.391 12 28.807.738 10 I 2.b19.926.53 1.212.881 66 35.96.C65.14
(i5 ,1 12 1.4148 53 123.803 64 2.649.746 1 I 2010.9.:0 55 104.126 92 3 143.509 37
o.1 .t' 51 I 468 _6 123.154 48 2 539680 6i *98,u54 61 111.402 55 2.739.834.02
5 8381l15 o, I 27645 05 15 061.722 00 1157 487.170 20 'h l06.497. 1? 1.428.411.13 !66.749.461.79

ltes credit.

October 16, 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa-
The moving picture schedule for the week ending
October 26 is. as follows: Monday. Criitobal; Tuesday
Empire; Wednesday. Culebra; Thuriday. Gorgona,
Friday. Cristobal: Saturday. Gaturn
The Lstanding of the tear i in the boiling league
on October 14 was. as follow 3
Won. bLot P.C.
Empire... . .. 4 .. 2 .... 66
Gatun .. ..... 4 . 2 66
Culebra. ... . ....... 3 3 50
Cristobal .. . 3 3 500
Cotozal ...... 2 4 33
Gorgon .. 4 .. 333
The standing of the baigetbsll league is. as follno.is:
Corozal ..... .. 0 1 On0
Empire .. .. .. .... 1 0 1Ou0
Gorgon .. 1 I 500
Cristobal .. 0 000
Gatun. ... .... 0 1 000
The work of in-talling the bowling alleys and pool
tables in the new building was begun Oc:tober 14
The library and reading room ;s now open on the second
floor of the Administration annex. The moi ;ng picture
exhibitions are held in the remodeled r:cond story of
the schoolhouse This building is more central in
location than the old hall
The fencing cl .a was resumed on Monday. October
14. under the direction of Mr. Ru-sell. Any one wish.
Ing to join can do to.
Sixty new library books have been r.-.:er,-id from
the United States. and are ready for the use of the
librTry members.
Twenty men hI.e entered the October handitp
pool tournament.
The baskeitb-ll game ph:.ed Friday nil;t b.:t.vern
the "All-Star." and the Errmp-re team resulted in a vr-:.
tory' [ior the latter by the -core cf 34 to 19.
On Saturday October 19. the nremb.-rsoi the boss
department will take an outing
The afternoon moving picture show aill be given
every week on the hen e tegutr e--mnir-g 'how
is given. This show is esperinills for the nBeht men. but
every one is invited to attend
A large number of men are attending th,' gymn.aium
classes but there is room for more.
A eoc'ial wa- given on Friday vEning for the people
of Goigona. The program ia-:, as follows OCicheitll
sekletiono: baritone solo. Mir Brennyhofl; illaitr-imet
lecture on Panamanian life; popular songt and Barba-
dian talk by Mrs-re Cogan, Robitoy. and OtIs. piano
solo. Miss Goldie Cranifeld: lluminate.] Indian club
swinging, by iMr. Kramer, boys' dumb bell. and
free hand drill, by lMesr'. Morrison. Brorn. and
Little, tenor solo. by MIr. Onken. Tnhe entrt'Iinment
closed with popular iongs Reflreshments were ierned.
Corozal v.on from GCogona in basketball on Saturdayv
evening. October 12.bi 1he :core of 15 to 19.
The Culebra boiling team took three straight
games from Gorgona on Saturday evening. October 12.
Scores. Gorgona-72A. 740. 750. Culebra-787. 768.
The present standing of the "Lock City" billiard
tournament is, as follows *
Won.Lost. Won.Lo.gt.
DePoorter.. II 1 Gamble . ... 6
Wurster.... ... 10 2 Bellringer . 6 7
Neeley... ... 9 4 letie... 5 8
Drury ......... 7 4 Long .. 5 8
Founsley .... ... 8 5 Meyers 2 11
Cheeks ... 1 5 Heine.. I 12
Jackson ... 7 6 Eggleston 3 10
In a game of 3-cushioned billiards, played on Friday
evening. Louis DePoorter made a run of siA. and another
of live. He will receive a handsome cue for the highest
run of the tournament.
The "Lock City" pool tournament will start on
Thursday. October 18. Entries are being taken by
Mr. DePoorter.
At the bowling mat.:h on Saturday. October 12.
Gatun won the first and third games, and Empire the
second. Scores.
Gatun. Empire.
Swallow . 178 186 li8 Gu.tavson 148 201 172
O'Meara.... 192 171 161 Potter .. 156 174 194
Rabbitt.. 155 153 152 Edwards. .. 158 161 147
Hodges. ... 133 195 19; Pearson.. 144 15? 161
Oettle...... 168 172 198 Huson.. 170 195 170

Total..... 826 877 886 77o 883 844
Alleys Nos. 3 and 4 vill be open for duckpins on
Tuesday and Thursday each week. The 200 scores for
the week ending October 12 areas, follows. F. G. Smith,

200. O'Meara 256. 203. 202. 200: Sv .llow. 21l
200.200; Humphries. 212. Morrnway. 2s,. Rabi,t .',.
Hodges. 204 The local tenpn tournamr-nt %%a re-
sume-I on liMondat October 14. when N. :' York Fp iJ-
Pennr.lvania. The commrir;ar- mandolin andi g.LaLir
club will lurni.h music on _-verai nights or the tour.
The working b'-3 a d-eieajied the ,clhoioljo. in a ei im,
of basketbhill on S:urida' e':ven.rig tctohb-r 12. b'..' iny ?
score ci 10 to 0
The pri-ernt memberih'r- of the Caiur, V. PM C .\

Applih: i-n; for ti.k-tis Icr the Sarn B1 trip rnij
be left wi'h te :cr ar, .
Rogeir:. sill leJd in the athletic. cornte r .nridut-led
amongjn the membhr-' of the ertnor g:.mnrasum Ll..-
The local bo.leri.r rook two out of ihr.'e cgme; ironm
the Crual team on Saturd.', nigrh. St-ar-:,.
Corozal. C ri-i:r- I
Dilt.n 1i8 1,; l' 162 RP.ret II1 13:
Soudfrr Ihl 1 16 1Il) R iiteck 1',3 15r If. t
Peter [on 14i 2011 134 i liiii. ii i I .?
irr[ 14Q I i uill-r1d I 'i 1 6 I4u
Coonlr 18I' ?11 1;2 L ct:, 14 8 146b -3
Bordt.. 146 Burn- T I'o

Total ?9 s i ;r, :] ; 41 ;
During th- wa-k nd-Jinc O, torer -1. ih- fi.lolniAe
high sc..-res were im de D loc:-c L.u-,ler:" Tenrpinr -
Buaer. 21I P.ullr rd i 21 Barr-tt. 21' ?'13 T. Burrns.
200. 209 Lou.-i 203. Du..kpin'-Birretr I ti. [i*n.
l1o. 101 I1u2 104 Miar-ie'. L1i Ii IjI 4 1.
110, W Burn. It1'. Farrll loll. F:rr 10il SFrith.
1014: \ te;ion. 102. Ciar[.-:rn '. lJ4i. H.:-, ul. 1010:
Herringiun. 1010
On Thur:d~. t-Icr.'b'r 10 thc full. :r. i, rnra.nm 3
grI'n at lhr, iTj-k-:r held ii h,.rio r .)r Mr E J
Scr' ulte -7 c net r,. j -.Tanr -. 'rr'irt SeiF.n..r.r by irnel
10r.h R-gim-nt arhL-tr=l itr-Jd-J-c. Ln ..i Mr. Edcitjr-d
J .hult e el.iCrion: b.' 10i R.-: imr.:nt- .Ih-irra arc.s
cali lchenii :. by I3 :.i ni fr rn t.he [l rtih R;2 ra. rict
characti-r~ ti. ong and dan-:e F. Mr. R .1 'Tar l:in
x. I-.phui-.. :oi. Lt. Mr. \\ h.t.t oi the lotrh R frenl:r
T iro alus ? I llerr:. .ind R.-,ie in the E.JJ. h., rlr.
C\' G. Roi:.' c--r.h ipc.:iii-: by Mr riul rn, par-
allel bar H:uer:ih- 1earr I -uhi: an,1 s .lijht solo,
' In the- G rdrn nfo M. Dr.am" m ., Mlr iM.,hr. srl.n
* Dixie nd %% hrn I GeCt \.u Al.'. T.:n.l-.i b. Mr
Cullcn, Trv. tlt rg i.t Mr ., r, li,-inc in.-1 iubl-r
Giar.:o-Rorn-n; i2i l'e::r-f HILiL-h: -'-I hilir-
ca .,:h3--ih -o'l:b can: I It Se ini b.:.ut ,I .r Hi ii:.
and Hub-r, BlrbJi.,n Jditl-:t A kcaCh hin, :.:-nLe v
M.-sTr. kahb-e. Cocan cnd] Ot i; 'kel-Ai.ni in by tie-
0lih Recim-rt orcLh-tra.
Satluijav mgfh. O.toLber 1 the t.iru,; Il basLkctbill
tcam wi" rlasi the- Critobal Iteam ar rIi L.-.h4l
lotming pit-lirA exhibLi in u ll until furth- r n:. .,.
continuE to be h-ld on Frida. .

Stages or the Chagres.
Masimun heichla o01 the Chaertc Ruier for i[hb. etk
ending r.dreht. Sturdy. Octlh.er 12. I1o2 All
height.a re in l'ut aLasce mean -aI s .el


Sun.. Ot. 6 ..
Mon. Oct. 7
TuT Oc .
%%Ied Ot 0
Thurs 1i'ct. 10
Fri.. Oci. 11
Sat.. Oct 12

Height o low' water tO
the nearest foot .



12 6 93 2 4.- 4 48 I
12: ; '1 8 4- X 4', 0
1-'7 9. ; 4- S 48 1
1 26 o3 2 44 4S 1
12; 0 93 3 4 i 41' I1
129c h CIS 2 ', 2 47 0
1'0 11 9' 0 I4 3 4' U

125 0 91 U I 44 I)

Tide Table.
The following ible 1sh-.o- the time of h'gh and low'
tidis at Pan.ama .fr the we'k ending Ot:ob(r 23. 1912
.:5th ruridian tmin.: -

DATE. H.ig Loa Hi Lo,-. High

A '. A M. A.M P -. P Ml.
October 17... 2 00 2 8 36
October la. .. 2 I I S 9 43
October tI i 4 10 i0 10 4 ) I 11 I-
October 20 5 1t 11 .o 43I

October 21... 12 16 6 0 12 45 6 4 I .. .
October .. I ... 1 I 31 12 |
October 23 .. I 47 7 59 2 10 8 12 .


Monday. November 41, a Holiday.
CULEBRA. C 2 O,-iober 14. 1912.
A' riie annisers'irI c-i the ,odrrien-lencA of the Re-
orJ'-.h, F Panama fall- on Sun-J ,y this sear, Monday,
tr-- 4ri i N-). cr' .Fer i-. b :ouinc-riit of Act 11 of the
L o.; oi' irn- (-=ial Zone. nerebi de-:lred a public
hliav j id a- far a- pfrcticable. all public business
ill r-e -ua: r-:'3': t on hat 035
GEO \1\. GOEiHALS. Chairman.

Time UIsed by Engineers and Conductors for
Examination for Qualified Grade.
it-'LB Rs.C Z. O.:i-.ber I. 1912.
Circ.tLIR IN-.1 ,I-C.
Hier'.ilt-icr il-r ti.me u--d by eni gneers .nd -,anductors
in r-rc.,rins i, tl~er-ru~:.ee for -Cr-\an nirnrin for promotion
1t. thr -uulal:,ird L ,lJe r.,II be 'llth- iut priv. .-:.e-pt that
iL ICO men a? ' u.:-:.(ulls ra-- i, r.ire-,Tied examination
.sil L- r..d f.'-.r not 10 e\-:e tlhr-e- .3. time spent
in learning the road- .and Lakinc the txai-inatton.
Ci,(arzrn. / 'thmf.aii Canal Commission,
Pr.-iJ, ,. P-.nama Rstrvad Company.

Commissary Books for Cash.
kt'LE BA.C Z 0:tober R. 1912.
Hair oF DEFArsitFT-a' AND Ditismaor-'
0h' iir r -o eir 1 tii It rr-izerni(enta h-ve been made
to a-l1 ..,'fimi,--try couIJin Do-.-k: fi-j cash at j11 com-
mi= ,: r -.ie-.r iat G..?:ricorn. their. i, no longer any
ner-. r. / oI -::h : i r-; l V i C. C'. si:.,ing clerks.
T r.er ,-f.re. a' -'. a.jrb .)rir ., h-r.:- '.f re n::, ,i ot in-
chlid',r cai h -al-. t CG.ra,'ni h-ri ifor ite sale of
L...mrrim)ur .: uiip.:ni oa. l f,r :h It I 1r C. issuing
clerks hereby r'.indrji n
GEOr W Go'rtBALs. Chairman.

Steamship Reser'ations.
C'_LEL6BA C Z LItc-t-r '9 1912.
To Act Cor.CERNED;
Ther- r,-n-,n I.-, h, asn eirnneou- iTvpreiicon among
,m l,-, i, Jb ai'-n ri l r -p uict i- reriueci:td on the
L ri.tcd Frruai Cijr-iii line 'tateru-'.m r,:',,rivation
i: arrJnLt-J Ds ih. nr:t "ce
In or.jer t-, i,-id an: rrii:ndcr-tairnding on this
point t -:miro..'. -re nirforrmed tthit rhi., r.Faltd arrange
thier ',in i ;.-i-atn,'rn; on the I 'nnt'FJ Fat Company
hl e 11 rher hI le t r or tel'-ri.rone. d.Ire:t with the
gtntl inr Culan If de-redI rtL:r it.one mnav be ar-
ranged 1: err.rl.n- 'init a i. a-- oi the iiuan:.- by this
office C-i iie t-t'ri.il i,-u:t :t Fmpl-'-r- sire urged,
ho'a..v-r to nortl tih .i'-.,: ,-, the L]i r.'d Fruit Corn-
pan, .rmrre-.iiatrl, 61 Pi:, t.ltij; in -.;lirng date or
cancellation of a rC:. :i rn
GEO. W. GOEcIALS Cr-iurman.

Information Concerning Crippled Employes.
CI. LEBR. C. Z. iOtIb-r 9 1912.

I t Io icincd chat the inifcirm3tion re-:tntl lurnished
con.-errlnt cI:rnco'l- in -aur rct-Om:ite'e departments
and di s, i ,oni i. noi ijtf.'i.-i nt
Pl,:a -r f-rrr.-h .:omplk.te irformatiLon n prnntedforms,
a -upply of wh- .:h : being :, nt uou. .nd a copy of which
i iubmntnrl. D'- 1u. r Thee f,rm. rn; m be killed out
by thei rrern th-irnichee;. if cleired. but should be care-
fullt .:r.hrcked and t-. petr rittEn before t'r:ng i.nt. to this
off.:e l'i'a.- ,.nd one orninal and tio copies for
E7Lh, man reported on. The department and division
should be stamircd m rith a rubbLe t amip as many
of th,:e-e men do not know the n-mes of their depart-
ments and divlions'.
GEO. W. GoEigt.aLS Caidrman.
Department or division .
Nam ..
Check No .
Gang ..
Rate of pa'.'
C-ld or sil.t-:r
Ctilen or a.uit'',C' of
Degree ol 'IiAUniits
Mlarriei or single
i r utnrrlv on the _lutniu
Name; and ager of those dependent on you for sup-
port .
When there is no other work as ailable for jou, will
you accept employment on the hospital farm?.........


Vol. VI., No. 8.


President-Dr Behsano FPrras.
Fr_. I i,we-pre-idenE-Rod..lf. Chiari.
Second vice-president-Ram6n M. Vald6s.
Third vice-president-Aristides Ariona.

Departments of National Government.
Secretary of Government and Justice-Francisco Fil6s.
Assistant Secretary-Enrique L. Hurtado.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs-Ernesto T. Lefevre.
Assistant Secretary-Josr B. Calvo.
Secretary of Finance-Eusebio A. Morales.
Assistant Secretary-Julio Arjona Q..
Secretary of Public Works-Ram6n F. Acevedo.
Assistant Secretary-Tomas Herrera A.
Secretary of Public Instruction-Guillermo Andreve.
Assistant Secretary-Horacio Rangel (ad-
Director General of Posts and Telegraphs-L. F. Rami-
rez (ad interim.)
Director General of Statistics-Adolfo Aleman.
Administrator General of Pjblh.: Lan!d-Unitle-l
Treasurer General-Unfilled.
Chief Engineer-Ricardo M. Arango.

Minister at Washington-Dr. Ram6n M. Vald6s
Secretary of Legation-Jos6 E. Lefevre.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court-Francisco Vde
la Espriella.
Judges of the Supreme Court-Nicolas Victoria J..
Aurelio Guardia, Facundo Mutis Duran, Juan
Attorney General-Dr. Aristides Arjona.

Governors of Provinces.
Panama-Francisco A. Mata.
Colon-Ruben S. Arcia.
Bocas del Toro-Pacifico Melendez P.
Cocl&-Alfredo Patifio.
Los Santos-Jose M. Moreno.
Veraguas-A. Gilberto Vega.
Chiriqui---Gerardo Herrera.

Municipalities of Panama and Colon.
Panama-Mayor (Alcalde)-M. D. Cardoze.
Chief of Police-Leonidas Pretelt.
Captain of the Port-Carlos de Diego.
Colon-Mayor (Alcalde)-Luis Mufioz.
Chief of Police-Alberto Harris.
Captain of the Port-Inocencio Galindo. Jr.

List of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps Ac-
credited to the Government of the Re-
public of Panama.
Colon-F. Ullrich. Consul.
Panama-B. D. Fidanque. Consul. C. H. R. Raver.
Panama-Antonio B. Agacio, Secretary of the Le.-
gation and Consul General. Juan Ehrman, Vice-
Colon-Ernesto Jaramillo Aviles. Vice-Consul.
Panama-Owyang King, Consul-General.
Panama-J. M. Vaglio. Consul.
Colon-Daniel Rojas, Consul.
Panama-R. Gutierrez Alcaide. Charged'Affaires and
Consul-General. Mario Fernandez de Lara y Sotolongo.
Secretary of the Legation.
Colon-Luis F. Estenoz. Consul.
Panama-Samuel L. Maduro, Consul
Colon-Joseph Fidanque. Vice-Consul.
Panama-J. Cueva" Garcia. Minister Residen"
Victoriano Endara, Consul.
Panama-H. M. Barre-Ponsignon. Charge d'Affaire:
Louis Thubbier, Vice-Consul.
Colon-M. H. de Jussien de Senevier. Vice-Consul
Panama-Arturo Kohpcke, Consul.
Colon-Alfred Sange. Consul.
Panama-C. C. Mallet. Minister Resident and Con
sul-General. Douglas F. S. Filliter. Vice-Consul. E. S.
Humber, Pro-Consul.
Colon-William McAdam. Pro-Consul. James R
Murray, Vice-Consul.

Pinima-Flor-ncio Aroiemena:. Consul.
PIn ma-Jn- A F. Ar-ngo. Consul-General.
Colon--\r'.nte Delgado. Con-ul
Colon-Jules Faine, Consul-General.
Panama-D. M. Sasso. Vice-Consul.
Colon-J. J. Ecker, Sr..Vice-Consul.
Panama:-M. E. Velasquez. Consul-General.
Panama-Arturo Kohpcke, Consul.
Colon-L. Delpiano, Consular Agent.
Panama-Luis G. Chaparro, Consul-General.
Baldomero Mendez, Vice-Consul.
Colon-Inocencio Galindo, Vice-Consul.
Panama-Marcos E. Velasquez, Charge d'Affaires.
Julio Arjona. Consul. E. T. Lefevre, Vice-Consul.
Panama-Alexander Morrice. Vice-Consul.
Colon-R. Delevante, Acting Consul.
Panama-Alberto de Souza Ferreyra, Consul-Gen-
Colon-H. R. Wilford, Consul.
Panama-Ram6n Arias F., Consul.
Panama-Emesto A. Boyd, Charge d'Affaires. Fed-
erico Boyd, Consul-General. Federico 0. Boyd. Acting
Panama-Mauricio Fidanque, Consul.
Colon-Jos6 M. Fidanque, Vice-Consul.
Panama-Josf Buigas de Delman, Charge d'Affaires
and Consul.
Pan.ma--R B de S' de Ml.)j Consul
Col:,-.-J J E.-ker. Sr \ lco-Cnp.ul.
Par-,mni.-H l'rcn-il Do.de Envoy Evtraadlinary
and MIin,.tr Pltnictoe.t.L n rv \. Andrewi. St"e,'r-
Lar- .l .lii' L-: .tion \lban G Sn .-Icr Consul-Genual.
C.azpr L Drei-r ice-C'on;ul
Cr.lon-Jame-" Ke.llogg Conl. Robert \%'alox.
A:tMing \ n0.--Scniul
>-EEM-.1 L
Culon-.-nc':l DLaU C;:Lro Conuil-'.nr'il

Cold Storage Prices.
Thb i.:,l-,wn, chrngcs have bee n mIadle I tLhe price.
of C.:.'l t-r-agp ;p.[l;. -. p.ibl-ri h .n Thet C i.al
Rlr'.:.J .:.i O 'to.b-r 2. 191 *
Swtbre J. i" r.et. iadvanctd to 3o cent a pound
Eg:: fre;lb id nr.a.i to 3; '.nu per dozen. or 10
centi t,- 'h. h lf do:.zen.
1, Ir.r: i added t. .imock. pn. e 4n .:.-nts a k.-g.
P. .p[,.r: ci-'na. ai'-anc. In 3 ce ;:- a pound.
R.omainn added tn ;,.-. Family Ouarters.
ApulhcaLtin- fo married quarters on fileon Septem.
ber 3f 1t412. sicre. as follows

DitsTicT. List List
No. 1. No 2.
Ancon 8 (3) 83 (25)
Ancon Hpl ... 1
Balbo . 1(1) 51 9)
Bas OLi.'),po 21 (4;
Colon Ho-tital I
Coro a.l ... 2 (1l
Cr,.ooaJ.. 124(13)
Culebra .. . ... 41. ( 1)
Empire. .
Gatun .. 93 (S1
Gorgona 60 (326J
La- Casada . 5 30(4)
Pedro Migue 5 (1) 55 tI)
Pon. Bello . 6 lM1
Toro Point 6(0)

Total ...20 (51 717(122)
NorE-The figures in parentheses show the number oi
applicants already occupying regular or nonhouse-
keeping family quarters at stations other than those at
which applications are filed.

L3.i--On f R R trin leas ing Colon at 5 10 a. m.
Tuef.-, 0,i tber a 1 nikel lated Elgin watch.
,Iith initially fob-.1 W L Finder please notify
J. W Lttle Gatun. P 0 Box No 11. and receive re.


The following is a list of sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company: of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company, of the Humburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company a line:

Alhanca .... .... P. R. R.. Tuesday..... Oct. IS
Colon .. . P. R. R.. Monday. ....Oct. 21
Advance... . .. P. R.R..Satday ...Oct. 26
Panama ... P R. R. Saturday .... Nov 2
Alhanca .. ..... P. R. R.Friday.. .Nov. 8
Colon. . .. P. R. R.Thursday... Nov. 14
Advance...... ...... P. R. R..Wednesday.. Nov. 20
Pan ma . .. P. R. R..Taesday.... Nov. 26
Allianca P. R. R..Tuesday. Dec. 3
Colon .. P. R. R..Monday ....Dec. 9
Advance .... .. P. R. R. Saturday.... Dec. 14
Panama . P R. R. Fnday . .Dec. 20
Panama ..... .... P. R. R..Monday..... Oct. 21
Alliance ... P.R. R..Sunday..... Oct. 27
Colon ......P. R. R. Saturday.... Nov. 2
Advance ... ..... P. R. R.Thursday... .Nov. 7
Panama . ...... P. R. R.Thursday....Nov. 14
Aellhnca .. .. P. R. R..W'ednesday Nov. 20
Colon .. .... ... .. R. R..Tuesday. .. Nov. 26
Panama ....... P. R. R..Sunday .....Dec. 8
Alliance ... P. R. R..Sunday... ..Dec. IS
Colon .... P. R. R. Saturday. Dec. 25
Metapan. ........... U. F. C.. Wednesday. .Oct. 9
Tivives .. .. .. U.F.C. Saturday.... Oct. 12
Clyde...... ........ R. M ... Saturday... .Oct. 12
PrinzSigiamund ..... .H -A .. Saturday ...Oct. 12
Zacapa .. .. I.I. F.C. Wednesday..Oct. 16
Prnnz Joachim . H.-A Saturday... Oct. 19
Si xola... . U F C Saturday....Oct. 19
Almiranie ... U. F C Wednesday. Oct. 23
Orotava .... R. MI.... Saturday... Oct.L 26
Prinz Ertel Fnednch H.A Saturday .OcL 26
CA.IO . U. F C. Satniday Oct. 26
Santa Marts . U C. wednesday. .Oct. 30
Prnz .ugust Wilhelm. H -A.. Saturday ... Nov. 2
Turrialba .. .F.C. Saturday... Nov. 2
Metapan U F C. Wednesday Nov. 6
Sanda Marta U. F. C Thursday. .Oct. 17
Pninz Aurust Wilhelm.H.-A Monday.....Oct. 21
Turnriba . I'. F C Tuesda. Oct. 22
MeLt.pa . F. C.Thursday. Oct. 24
Prim Sigimund H.-A Monda3.. Oct. 28
Tivives. U. F. C Tuesday... Oct. 29
Thmi-ims R. NI ..Tuesday. Oct. 29
Zaca . .ULi F .Wednesday Oct. 31
Pninz Joachim H A. Monday... Nov. 4
Snaola U. F C. .Tuesday. Nov. 5
Almirante .....U. F.C. Thursday. .Nov. 7

Abangarer .
Cartago .. .
.Atenas .
Panrimna .
Cartago. .... .

L. F.C Saturday.... Oct.
U.F.C Saturday Oct.
LI. F.C. Wednesday' Oct.
ii. F. C.Saturday. .Oct.
L'. F. C.Wednesday..Oct.
Li F C.Saturday ...Nov.
.U. F C.Saturday....Nov.
.1'. F C Wednesday Nov.

Atenas ...........U. F C Thursday. Oct. 17
Heredia ........... U. F.C. Thursday. ..Oct. 17
Parnmina U. F.C. Thursday. Oct. 24
Abangares U F C. Thursday... Oct. 31
Cartago .. U F.C. Thursday. ..Oct. 31
Arenas..... .... U.F.C. Thursday ..Nov. 7
Hereda... . .U. F. C. Thursday. .Nov. 7
Partamina. .U. F C .Thursday Nov. 14
Abangarez ..U F.C..Thursday Nov. 21
Cartago ...... ..U.F.C Thursday.. .Nov. 21
Panama Railhoad Company's steamers sail from Pier
II. Cristobal. at 3 p. m.
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 2 p. m., For Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays, at 10 a m.
Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
York. via Kingston at 10 a m.. on sailing dates. The
Pu a.4ugaur t'dhelim and PrisaJoauhamn sailat 2 p. m..
and call at Santiago de Cuba. on both outward and
homeward voyages.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct, leave on Thursdays, at 3 p. m., for New Orleans
via Limon and Barrios. on Thursdas. at 2 p. m., ships
for New York via Kingston on Tuesdays. at 2 p. m.,
and Thursdays at 2 p. m.; for Boras del Tor. on Mon-
days at 5 p. m: lor Limon. via Bocasdel Toro.on Tues.
days at 5 p. m.





The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and juperrsrzon of
the Isthmian Canal Commi',von.
The Canal Record is i.sued free of charge. one copy
each. to all employes of the Commnisron and Panama
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roll
Extra copies and back numbers can be oblasned fu,,m Ithe
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for fire
'enis each.

Address all Communications
Ancon, Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No communication. either flor publication or requeting
information, ill reretwi attention unless signed aiith the
fuU name and address of the .1-r1ter

Chairman's Report.
The report of the Chairman of the Isthmian
Canal Commission for the month of Septembter
is published in full in this issue of THE CANAL
RECORD. It gives a detailed account of the
progress of the Canal work in all depart-
ments and divisions.

Hospital Farm for the Disabled and Insane.
The Chairman has approved the report
of the committee, consisting of Maj. R. E.
Noble. Capt. R. E. Wood. and Mr. C. A.
Mcllvaine, appointed to investiRate the mat-
ter of establishing a hospital farm for the
care of permanently disabled employes and of
the insane. The Canal Commission and the Pa-
nama Railroad Company, are now giving em-
ployment to 24 disabled persons on the gold
roll, and 212 on the silver roll. The fol
lowing statements shows the number married
and single, and the classes of work at which
they are employed:
Gold roll. Sil'er roll.

Married . .... .. .. 13 121
Single. ... 11t I
Total. . 24 212
Gold roll Silver roll.

Switchmen .. 114
Watchmen ... .... I 39
Laborers 16
Foremen.... .. 5 a
Carpenters . 3
Miscellaneou .. 17 37
Total......... .. 24 I 212
The number of insane at Ancon asylum on
October 22 was 306.
The committee, in its report, favored, as
the best plan of caring for the chronically
ill and crippled employes, and the insane.
the establishment of a larm. where the cul-
tivation of bananas, plantains. yams, and
other native vegetables can be carried on
It is also believed that it would be a good plan

tu combine with this farm, the dairy, poultry,
farm. and pige;ir, nuvr ni.iintained by, Ancon
Hospital. The-e acii'.iie-s would afford va-
ried employment to the prospective inmate-.
ranging from ,ordiriar., I bor for the ph s-icall'.
fitted am.,ng the insane, to light tasks for
the crippled. The committee Lavors Corozal
as the best site for such a farm There are
several hundred acre- of comparatively c-pen
land at that point, and the surve,-' prepared
by the expert from the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture. shows that the -oil
in that locality is tood. The present Canal
Commission buildings at Cirozal are ample
tohouse all the disabled and in-ane: moreover,
the town has good railroad service, and, in
addition, there is a v.aon ruad to Panama.
Furthermore, it is probable that a wagon
road will he built %irlhin the ne't % ear, or
two, to Ancon and Balboa.
The committee wlas of the opinion that
the insane a-ylum, now at Ancon, should be
transferred to the netw site, a:- soon a- Canal
construction has advanced to the point then
the employes' qua-.'rrs can be vacated, and
those of the crippled employes who de-ire
it can be transferred at the same time In
case a reduction of force makes it nece-.ary
to care for .-ume of the disalilrd before the
houses at Corozal will be a.valab!e. the com-
mittee suggested that two or three labor
camps be moved to the rire of the farm
ior temporary quarters, and in this way, the
services of the men can be utilized in the pre-
liminary ,ork at the farm.
Admitting that it was difficult at this time
to give more than a bare outline of the schenme
of administration at the proposed faim. the
committee believed. however, there should
be a doctor in charge of the insane, as at
present, he to determine those of the patients
capable of performing labor. It was further
agreed that the superintendent of the farm
should be one with a knowledge of tropical
agriculture, and that he should be employed
from the out-et, in order to plan matter-
properly. The committee favored the fur-
nishing of quarters to the disabled. including
a limited number of married quarters to those
having families, and that the\ should be paid
a wage scale of five. seven, and 10 tents an
hour, dependent on the tasks they are called
upon to perform It was believed, al' o, that
it would be more advantageous to have
Ancon cemetery moied to a site adjoining
the farm.
The Chairman. in approving the report
of the committee, requests the Chief San-
itary Officer to give the matter of mo% ing the
cemetery to the site recommended by the-
committee, together with other details, his
prompt consideration, in order that the
planting of fruit trees may be taken in hand
as soon as possible, and stated that a- -oon
as a competent superintendent is procured
and the farm is planned in a general way. a
considerable number of employee who are

crippled, but uli. are still capable uf per-
Ifrminh_ a *'-rrain amount of labor. -an be
detailed to -tart ithe work
Changes in Fire and Police Departments.
Owing to a curtailment in the allotment of
funds to the Division of Fire Prutection fur
the fiscal ,ear 1912-13. due toa smaller Con-
gres-ional appropriation. a reduction in forte
of seven paid members has been nccessarN.
Undcr the new arrangement, which is non'
in effect, the status of the personnel at the
different stations will be, as follow.
Ancon-Tivoli station-One a-iitant fire
chief, une captain, one lieutenant, and -ix
firemen. increase of rhree firemen.
Ancon-Ho-pital ?tation-Clos(d and posi-
tson_ ol captain and Intuterant ab3hlih-led.
Balb,_,a-The one paid fireman, formerly
at thic point, ha beet'-n rc-mo? edl.
C oroz.l-OnLe irerman No reduction.
Miratl,,re--The ,ne paid firemnan. former-
ly at this point, has been remov.ed.
Pedro Miguel-One fireman. No re-
Parai-.,-One fireman. No redlucrion.
Culebra-Cine lieutenant and one fireman.
Forrereduced b, onecaptain and to firemen.
Empire-One captain, one lieutenant, and
three firemen N,-. reduction.
La- Ca-cadia,.-Jne- fireman. No reduction.
Gorgona-One captain, one lieutenant. and
two firemen. Force reduced by one fireman.
Gatun--One captain, one lieutenant, and
three firemen. Force reduced by one fireman.
Cri-tajbal-Office force. rine chief, one clerk,
one lineman, and one messenee-r: Mtation
force, one captain, one lieutenant. one fire
engineer, one motor engineer. one elLctri,.ian,
and II firemen. Force reduced by one fire-
Toro Point-The one paid fireman, former-
ly at this point, has been removed.
Porto Bellor-Theone paid fireman, former-
ly at this point, has been removed.
The total re-lAution in the fire department
personnel is seen, consisting of one captain,
and i.\ firemen. The changes were effected
b., the transfer of men from one station to
another, and the reductions have been ac-
(ompli-hed through the voluntary re-igna-
tions of firemen having enough accumulated
leave, and by transfers to other departments
Reductions have been made at points where
conditions would best permit. Thus, the re-
duction in the force at Culebra was made,
because of the removal of buiildings there
during the past year or two on account of
the slides; and the reduction at Catun was
made. because of the approaching completion
of the %ork west ,.f rhe locks.
The abolishing of the one-man stations at
Balboa. Mlraflores, Porto Bello. and Tore.
Point. turns c.er the m tter ,f fire protection
tr. the volunteer companies in those settle-
ments. The hosecarts with which these sta-
tionsare equipped. will be ready for use at all


Vol. 17., No. 9.


(Contiuu '
times. The docks, shir, a. -. and other
property at Balboa will I.e in a la:ri.: rmt-a-.
ure protected by the aut'miii.ile fire enimne
at the Tivoli station.
Hereafter, relief for Paraio anri Pedro
NMiu:l, formerly handki1 h\ the Culebra
station, will be looked allt:r Lb, th. Anc-in
station. The motor engirn ,r r t the Cri-r...bal
station performs duty a: Anion. uhrnet-er
the automobile fire engine -rtationed ihcr.-
requires attention.
There has been a cunailment al'z. it- the
funds allotted for the opzr.itiiin u. the Divi-
sion of Police and Prison; I.,r I h- fi-i al ,. ar
1912-13, but a reduction in force %ill rInt
be necessary. llithcrto, th.: icu-t fI n-ain-
taining p'..l.ceai'rchmer. to pr..tutv ihi prolp-
erty of the Panjmi Riilrtnd (Cjmr.ainy has
been paid out of Civil Admriinirrairi..n lund
In like manner, men cmrl, ,.cd I.i card
prisoners while at work cn t..iral Z..r.c roa.'I,
have been paid out of C' il A ln.rnii.rti.-on
funds, as distinguished fiim 7,ne lurd-. In
the future, the Panama railr.i,id till c airy
on its pay-rolls the pohcc-.at,:hnin-n em-
ployed in guarding railroad r.r.-prt,. '.ith the
administrative supervision I. su.h Ip.'ilice otfi-
cers remaining in the Dep.'irtmninr oil C'it il A3J-
ministration. Thisplan ., ll rili ,.'. C.vil Ad-
ministration funds of thech ir: ..( -.u ih i.. -
ice, and will not affect thI: irni.r-t- ..I the
Panama Railroad Comp-,r, as hertt...l-orc.
it paid for this service, wir,. uiilI.r ith pr.,-
visionsof ijli.:appnr..pi rtin act; the 'imn.uinr
so paid did not reimbutz.- ihie I-ii,.iirnrntr
of Civil Administration liLI rr rt.-'l t,',
the appropriations for "Con,.-tructirin and
The reduction in funds avail ible for the
Department of Civil Admint rar 'ir, has al-zo
required reductions in forr. in the c%.-:I' ii -
c(tf, e, and other division- it t her I. p arti ne t.
and the increase of the .c'rkin-, hur in the
executive office.


Mr. Frank Fvruille, Coun-zcl and 'Chi,f At-
torney, returned from vat alitn lc:avc on the
Alliance, which arrived on Oct.-.bcr 21.
Annual Election of the t'nihtrsir Club.
At the annual election ,f ithe I'niver-yir
Club of the Isthmus of I'n mn.i, hi Irl on
October 19, the following ,-if. .r. (ere li.,ct-.
ed: President, Wm. H. AM.i first vi.:e-pre.i-

dent, Edward S'hildhauer, -c, .nil d ire-pre-i-
dent, R K ibcrt ,seci erar ['aul S \\%ilk n,
tic.i'urcr, Arthur Rich ,rd,_-.n. membner- of
the huard ', ct\ .rn'r-, R.imi'n Ariis F ,
J L. C.rr, NI E tGilm.or:, Frank H ilfrnid.
aV II. HIot, E 1H. Morin1e, anod J.-huau

Notice to Residentr of Ancon.
Rt-.identis ,-, Ancon, q ho hav-e old mag.i-
zines p, ii...li, il-. p.iper-, tr.: v which they
,,,ild hlke to ....n riitute i- .r thF Lu.e clf the-
;i:k. are ifi.rmed that the hoi-pit I1 ill -endl

f.,r them tuice a mr.nth,-at about the 15th
and .30th. and about nine o'clock in the
mnrnine. Contributions of this sort mill be
grnitclully rtcaitcd.
CHRs. F. MasoN.
Sitperi tenden!, ncon Hospital.

Mis'lnc Man.
Any one having information regarding the
\ihcr'ab,.tits ul .John H. Evers, who is sup-
p 'i-td to be i.n the Iqthn-t'l, is requested to
iomniunicat-e ith THE CANAL RECORD.


Ovi-r 93 pet cent of the renerice for the lo.)ck ;- in place, the amount at the crlie of work
on Octoh-ri I' being 4.1155 931 cubic Nard. out ,1 a tural i.f 'ipproximarely 4.352.563. A
total of 141,104 cubic yard- of coiIrerte ua- laid in the locks during the week ending Octo-
ber 19.
Over 92 per cent of theconcrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in pla:, at the.- c,,.- r( work on Octoiber 1l) bring 1.000.330 cubic %aids, out ni a
tr-tal ul 2.050.1100. A rart-n,.rnt ul lie am'.-unr ..I concrete placed in the locks each working
day of the weck endJin Ocrober 19. and of the total. ollows; anil a similar statement lor
the %ork in tht Spilliia at Gatun Dam i- publi-hed rlIe\uhere in this ;-sue:

D rr..

0, .1 rI' % 2

Cru., I..

I -cubic yard miLerd 2-cubic aid maers

Concrete Houra No of Concr-re Hours No of
riaa ed worked Iruieri orarrced wori .11 mixerE

1. I .
1 ii 2
i .I 2 2'
, I t. ,,' 2
" J "' I
.1- I
| il-* I *

Large Total.

ma. Ida. Cu. Yds.
S. 1223

I 1gn00o 330


Concrete work in the 1o:.k at Pedro Nieuel i- :,er 90 per cent completed. 882 779 cubic
yard-& our r-l a tiT.a] ol 8's9,7. bucket mca'urement having bhi-en placed at the close of
,work on Octoubr 19. The r-cord lot each u.the \hiurking day. .-if la.t week, Iollow,:

DArTE. -cubic yard mizrci. j-cubc yard mixers L Mi.1 Large
b" ti-ri'1 atone. TOtE]
Con.:re Ip H:urm No. at C..n.:rr'ite Hour, No of
p C11 l '. I ...r M. I.N. lrs i .1 II ork,.i Inn.z-e
I.. A *11 -. d.L c CDiS C Yas.
i-: i I* '-. t.' 2 ,I t . ... 2121
' .. 1 l'i r 1 2 I 1
o', i, I2 l: | I | S i 2? 4 10 160
t-, ..L...' 1-' 1 2'1. : '* I *l-I i .'* J 245

T. .1
Pr,"., 'y r. port.,
T1r , n "i I

Over 90 per cent o the cr.ncr.-re for the .,--rm i trn tinin I..'ck? at Mirallores was. in place Octohber 19, the total amount on that
date being 1,272,822 cutbic ycar.-. bucket measurcrment. out of a ittal .-I appr'jximatcly 1,412,736. The rcord for each working day last
week, follows:


October 14 ..............
October 15................
October 16................
O ..r 17...............
s. ir.l... ...
October 1i .....

f'rea o..., t ra p *....
Grand total.............

..imirPtlcriuN PLaNT.-r AuIJII. 'AIARA PLA%.r. ___
2 cubic yard mixeri. 2-cubic yard mLers. 1-.-ubic aii naiues I-cubic yard mixers. ?i.ied Large Total.
-I - No. ______c:_ _by hand stone.
Concrete Hourn N.No of Concrete[ Hir N.: ni'C.ii..rte ll.ur. Nno. 01 Co ri.re Hour Nu. :,
S,*',',1 l *,rk.pd. m ir .-ll a plic-l.1 wo r.e i rni:r [.ln;-oJ l ,Trkd r.i n\ers pla,'ed .riced m',x r Or
C.. i. I .1 a. i -, - -"LR. Jh | I.. Vi.
i, i1 ; .; u,0 ur. i i I i i i i, i 3'2 4" i1,.- o i.i1
I '.% | ;2 I 'l; .i rn I j :<,1 4 Iu 0 i. 2.1'3
1"' 4 i '2 2. | r.4 Il il 1 212 I' i *iii 41 IM 0 .2 1.901
;1 4 2, 1 t I !i I I i : ',1i l S 1; So 5 in .... 2 127
1 u'n l" i |, r, J ||s I 2 (0 l .11 ; t. ,1) I .. 1. 06
I'a I I, P 2 6 '3 1 14_ '_ ? 1 i i01 51 01 I i I 2.20_ 230 5n I 5 33 55 12.2R7
S. . . 69 1.26 ..
.. .. .. . . t I, ?. 22

_ ___~ _____

1_, .

Gr inl I -.-


October 23, 1912.



Monthly Report or the Chairman and Chief
Engineer to Ihe Secretary ol %\ar.
CLLEBRA, C. Z.. c(_T.u l.c-r 1., LP12.
The Honorable the Sereiary -. i'itr.
lIa.ihr' /t,-'i It C.
SIR: I have the i hon, r 1') ubiit rh. f 'llou-
ing report of uperatiun- on the I-thlniu- for Ihu
month of SeptLmber, 1912-
Department of Construction and Engineering.
The following table I;uninlarize The pri n-
cipal itcm- of cun-t rui.t. -.n niik .ir-.'ni[ li,,, ,i
by the Atlantic. Centr ilt. a'iri Pic-inc lin c i-i
during the month-

Work e i -n1 i ii ut) r......
Work excvavtini' ei e.... ..
Total work exm.dation.. .... .
Plant excavation d'r......
Plant excavntiii, wetl .
Tolal plant escaii-io .. .
Total Canal exca.aLion.. ..
Mlilenal placed 11 daim'n .
Concrete placed in lock' andl 'nm-
Ezplosives used....... ...
Rock drilled .. ....
Tracks removed ...... .... .
New "rack lind ........
iRock crushed............ ............
Cement used ............. ... .. .
New roads built......... ...... . .
Water main' laid .......... ..
Sewers laid .. .. ......... ... ..
Open drains and ditchc- dig ... ....
Ave age d ly force......... .. ....
A verT.i e r -iiir-ill. ....... .. . .

U 'nil

Cub c I.i

Cubic .i
Cull..C I,

Cubic ir-.
I Cuhic .,rli-
I Cubir 'i;-11-
C'UrIC 'A/rdt'
'runt Gro'- I
. .. M ile .
M ile .. .
I Cubic irds
Barrels .....
. . Mtles ...
Peet .
Feet .. ..

. Inches. .

First Division, Office of Ibe Chief Engineer.
The material under contract lur work de-
signed in this subdivi-iun is bein: inpLetied
by the force of the Ge-ne-l I'urcha'ing O(Jibtr
in the United State-. and the erectiun wurk .:n
the Isthmus it. beire conducted bI the divi-
sion engineers and the erection Llbdii '-ioin i_.(
this office, the inspection ofl thi-. wurk bring
cared for by the masuonr anti lot k stri.tur, s
subdivi-ion. 1 hi' subdii1 ision i, also charge d
with general inspection of n'asunr:, \oik ul all
the locks.
The work of preparing; ri-irig srem gate-
valve chambeLs and in-tallatr.n ,u \t.lve-,
and erection oil Spillaa'% gat--. hab- pr..igret-ed
satisfactorily during the mr.onth
No work has bee-n done a.s -,,t on the erec-
tionof the caiston..
Up to the 20th of Septcmbr, a tutal )of
57,556 tons of iteel plates and 5hapt. iuas
accepted at the rolling' mill-,. In the al.tve
tonnage is included 1.414 itcns n replace
orders, and 207 ton; for spare parti,. making a
total of 55.935 tons rolled on the original order
for 92 leaves. A tolal of 45,396 tun- iii rlvered
structural steel has been chipped from the
Rankin shop-.. r about 91 percent of the total
contract weight of this class. The tonnage
ol lock gate rnateiial erected in 'he var'ious
locks to October 1. 1912. without regard to its
being fully reamed or rivteled. ias 2ti 902 tins,n
out of a total of 58,000 ton-. or about 46 per
cent. Of thi,. 2,115 tons, or ab-,ut .1. per cent,
were erected during the month Of, September.
The number of field ri-cetb driven v.as 1.571.-
402, or about 26 per cent of the total, uf % hich
195,514, or about 33 per cent. were driven in

SeptcniLt- r. The tunnace eir-'.:ted v.:.-
1 2. per cent more thin in the preci.in i
an'd the number of rliit' .hl.' n %nj-
eiht per cent eIc- than in the- prc
CGin'l,-\\,rk -. i i pr.,,!r,- o)n 401
thi- btein1g the criii' niurnibuir tI. I'" 'r.-
[it- pijint Th, a cLrace pro ri_._ i-- ,ali
fll,.u-. Eruitl...n 5r per oent '-or
rtmt.in';. 4U rer L t nrt c'nmpl..ire: li r it
[,r ... c ._:.imripkr,. fini-hing \...'ik.,
i.i *, ni p l.t .
uPJ''i .llii",.'-\\.Vrk is in pron're.

A. iinti Crniral. I PacfIe 1
- '. .

Il . "i l I l
r.i l. 3 I

- i - - - -

I .. .

. .

... .. ,
I '' j
.. ... .. .

1 9 r- .2

4 .I L r ,'2
hI 1 I i t l

41 k;

ni, nlrh,


..ui jii

in-1 : ..

:s13 ist.iruni ba' atc. 'niAliilhe-l dlbin_; ihe
n .,,ni h. I he pijirin pumrri. .iI v jr. r -ul .i ly
Tank in '... .nL i .-n .A th r l-. in.i hiiii- t. ll re-
nm .in t.' Lbe in-[i Lr l hi crt ti,' n .I this
ni.I,.hin: l.?,.)n .\u.ii. t 'i I' 12 1 1' .. ri.4 to
--,'ni: Jill u ilt., enri.-.unrii r, i Lin '..nll.i rin g pit
N.- ,12 i-( Itun the i rI .I, i] ul thl -i ind
nii,.hFine ha- 1,-i.n -ui .\ li i ,i i-.,'],' All
ilth. i1all r ,1 ithi.-- iI.,'hin' M re at thiL lit
silt in r1,..i.liii. -. I *r t rcltiun.
l li: TII: i\ 'D EF ri L (.\ oi OIl-ilt TI\i\ IHA

v. n T" li 1..rie .,1 rhi :, ,lI. 'l.i jn. .rl_'| il ng
dir., tll' [c, r ,.. l i i ....in .1 r th ti lit ni-
on the Cial nu r[. rrij rIL I iin-t' l.c n. ,- i lhl.' i f.-up r-
-- t inrg dLhiii,r. i A. I.Li trill l i ilul niL -.
'Dial L'p t... th. prreeenr riroe. Fir- l.i-t ., h.i- in-i'-"t ied
S. n-,m.teril under c.l i intrit r- Ttii nimaority
iA rtle c.,nria, Mrt- art- 1.-hln-i in their i iiie of
2.' 't d.h iivr: but it alpp.j r- rtit rh:.it nire ,ijuni>tnt-
i -2 inr, this rate ind ithar. i i. nerl thr.'- tl l ide-
S r li'r\ nill l.e in a:,.,'rdilar i. tillh lhei-oi r.i-T rs.
-1 The mia.hin. repelineJ -.in the I-thiini,; re
-- bLtin in-talled .. r .p,.Jl, .s p.'-ihli, Pler re-
i i ( vllpt ofl .Imt I 'he i-r,.li,..n loLc I- ham[pcred
SS' [,1-% 1 thla I t th.ic he part: ifor the: IT'.h.1irL -.sare
I5 41 nuc li1ri.d -iiue'--e!ii ': a ii .h re..,ijres

i;,i 3 sprea.-lii .; the irn-l.all.ition oI'.-r a lI.iig. numn..er
'"' I rl iTi "hin'-: .

1 ,', Th.:- lullo.'inu r ibulatiuri are gi'.en is a
57 ' umnm r:, ou the wurk

6" '-jl
t'- :i."
I i

erntiri 21 leate- ihic:h are to be erected at.
thi- point. The average prouri:.-, i- iabuit. as
fulloi-s: Lr:ctiiion. 7;' per ..-nt iumpli-te,
writing, ,2 iper cent )iomrplt,-, riv'.lting, 4-S
pe' cent .,.mp.lr c No lea', s are finished.
.limr.irfiore-\\ork is in pr.-i. i'-- nor 12 uut
of [he c r._cal of 2 atea to-i .,. er-:.tcd at this
poinrt. I'hi- ai ra.ge pri.,-gr.- i-. a- fill :
Erectior 4' pir L-ni c-..mplete.
OI the [c.ail o1 .0 r...it ; u.ers at L..,[un,
all il wh.i.h i al tret-i ,d 11 rLnim.n to be
ali-ned anid 2routeJ. At I'_ldru .lilU 1. uiit ,l
a total o1 2j., rite rcinilrn to Lic ali:ned an-d
gruiitd. At Mirarl-,ir-. of thc 24 rci.esi
c'.,ir-. 12 have b-crn ri.ict'Ld. and thei rniclin.g
on 10 has b Ien prai cl.ally cnimplktid.
A.s stalt-d in the ri'port for Ihe preil.itus
mitnlth. t i- LaLbirtiii, i .I all holluw qiuins at
(jatuin and I',-Jru Mi iucl haF been ciumpiLtdt.
and the v.-rk irisp-.eLcd and iacLptc:'I The
ti,llto qu,,in- f,-.r i. kcave-,at Miral.dire- hi\e
been aligned and bulabbttcd and a.LI'.pted as
sali lact il i-i .
All the material Fur the -.imnple lender ma-
chinie- It be in-tallId in pit- N,'. S.12 and
bl. iii the upper appr,..a.-h i-.. l- ...f the ,.aturn
I'_,i_. -sha-_ bei-n d hlitrLd with thet--. pti-e[ iri of
the ]lpine ,4.eiiranu val',et, and mnci.hanismi-
for .e[,tratinig the- linit .'rii:h. Tie' n%.Irk on
h l rliichaani-m f'.r thi"s limir t ~sv.itLh is llI
under w\,y, but n':- -hirpn.rit.. hair- been made
to date In regard to the hav.-cpi(pr. 13 cat-
ing, were in various, st ag ,I tl.'np'liiFtir-in at
the s.,rk'- if the cuntria.:i'c.r. :.-lipmi ite having
bctn anidle i 10 hau s tlpli: lur Gat un L:cks,
and 12 for Pi-dr.) Miauel Lock. In the ercec-
tion of this material un the Isthmus. the in-
stallatiun of the machine proper in pit No.

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During rrI, 1 I
To d le I I'I I
F Ci.\El s. T 7l-. : f,, F 1ii,.i 7L TE'.i Gi. E I LIES.

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Dur..c nitrnE.

Condu t.,.r rail., in kl,.latirs. LIrac3 ket-, and
,o\e:r plates ere innr. llatd un 72Th Iet ol
LureJ ir. tra ik ind 2,067 It-c of straight trat.k,
making a t,,tal to dare of 3 565 rine.ri leer.
0)1 his. 1 477 hneal l iil t \tere r laid.: ith ciLf.pLr
i..nductur bar, and 2,OSS lineal icet uith -steel
ci.,ndu, tcr bar.
DL,.s. maie frum designs ol the First [Di i-
siiin uere tried .out at Gorgcina on a small
.I-mple lot of conductor slot brackets, and a
rate of fise brdakcts per minute %3as estab-

lished, which should bring the cost of straight-
ening and handling to one cent per bracket,
or less, demonstrating that the process is de-
cidedly economical compared to approximate-
ly 21 cents for planini and 13 cents per bracket
fur milling. Arringements have been made
to ship the balance of the brackets to the
Empire .hnj,,. a here they Aill becorrectcd b5
the use al the- tdlie.

A mitier gate anchorcas.ing has been fitted
uith a ,ioodcn dumni) of the rniiter gate
mitrinc mac. hine strut and a length of flexible
conduit, in order that data ma,\ Le obtained
un \thi..h to bLast a proper scletion of cable
for u.e at thi-. poinr, in addmuun tu gaining an
idca of i he life of the flexible conduit \\hen
subjcIteC tu bending.
T.o hundred ifat of 2-inch conduit verein-
rajllhd in miter gate re,-. : cooers. Nus. 29,
33., 37, and 36. "lcemporary light anti porter
tii onts have been naintainecd and extended
to serve Ior th: erection ol machinery and mix-
ing Lon.-rete.
On account of no tra,.k L.eing available fur
binding,. no elcttrical Aork \as done in the
Pacific Dis ision during the month
Inispcction has been in progress in the
L'rnited states at nine localiires, and 91o tons
of material a erc accepted during the month.
Lip to the end of the month. a total of 5,239
tons have been fabricated and accepted.
About 30.1 tons Of material have been. de-
lierred on the Isthmus during the month. and
about 916 tuns hate been erected Lip to the
end of the month a tli ol 3,555 tons have
been dtlicred and 1,1l.l tons have been
erected W\ork has been in progre-s on one
During the munth, itork has been in pr.-.g-
re.-, craelting range tocrs Nos. 3, 5, and 7
in the Latuun Lake sectii'n; preparing caisson
fuondautin for range tor..er No. 1, Gatun
Lake section; erecting beacons Nos. 7 and 8
in the Pacific UhsiM,.n: erecting electric light
line, and making the ne.-essar) surveys and
The following is the condition of the work
on September 30. Ten range towers of the
Atlantic and Pacific Diviion type, and three
range touers of the 'atun Lake section t) pe,
hate bee-n completed, except for placing cer-
tain fitting, and the permanent lights. One
range toner of the Gatun Lake section type
is up to a height ol 12 fi-Lt, and its foundation
completed Une foundation for Atlantic and
Pa-ific Diision type of toscr is completed,
and.t one cai--')n foundation for same trpe of
toi.er ha. been sunk to within lo feet of its
final p[it-.itin. I'tii skeleton totter beacons
lor the l'acific Division, and their foundations,
are complihtId ( cept for installing the lights.
The cai-s..'n for the nest brtIakmarer light
hjs been completed up tu a height ol 25 ccit.
Filty-ts c- rt inlor'cd conic rte beai ons have
hi' n casr in re.adiner. lor ctiring up. There
tcre also cast and completed one hundred
and s-eventeen 4.1 bi 4S by 26-int h _onciere
sinker- lor g.at. bu:.\s, and one hundred and
thrne24 by 24 by le-inth concrete sinkers for
spar buo,s.
\\ork sas begun on the election of an
electric light line about toouand one-hall miles
lung frmni the Aguaduke pumping stElation to

range No. 1-2 and beacons Nos. 5 and 7, Pacif-
ic Division.
Atlantic Division.
Excalation-During the month, excavation
for the locks' backfill was carried on by two
steam-hovels in the borrow pit south of Gatun
Backfill- Backfilling behind the side and
center alsols[ the locks was continued. The
quantirt placed during the month aggregated
71.302 cubic %ards. The total placed to Oc-
tober 1, 1912, amounted to 1,846,966 cubic
Reic,,n'g and issuing material-The re-
ceipts of :and exceeded the consumption by
685 cubic sards; the receipts of cement ex-
ceeded the consumption by 10,333A barrels;
the issues of rock amounted to 4,472 cubic
yard., no rock being received.
Mixing and placing plants-Plant No. 1 and
the portable mixers %ere kept in satisfactory
operation during the month.
Cuiurfie work-During the month, a total
of 3.162 cubic yards of concrete was placed,
distributed, as follows: Upper lock, 1,319
cutbic yards ; middle luck, 837 cubic yards;
luwer lu,.k. I,OUt cubic. ards.
A r.Lialculation of the amount of concrete
to be placed, owing to the greater depth of
foundations in the approach walls, shows a
total of 2,050,000 cubic yards in Gatun Locks.
On this basis at the end of the month, the
cuncrete aork was 92.87 per cent completed.
Of the amount placed during the month, 1,236
cubic yards were reinforced. The bucket
measurement exceeded the place measure-
ment by 372 Lubic yards.
Len&th of working da, (hours) ... ....... 9.00
Avragt nii tiii.r oal Ilours per day worked
pr sir anid ot Cabltray lining concrleLe
lrctua. iurkifng LiMel .i 4.29
Av'era&e rumrier of niLAtr pel day ....... 2.00
A, era:. h 'irl',' oulpul per mir. .t actuall
wuikling itT tm ubic y,.rd. .... ... 60.38
Average an..urnt us concrete la.d per hour.
per Araliii l 0 c.,ble"ay aictual .orkiLng
time) ublc .L ars .. 22 55
Councritre .iJ i,ubic )drd.'j cable is. ..... 2.;8
t on.:r-te l.iA i:ulbtjc .ards derrick. ... 1.236
,aii -i,t L laid %CUDI, y'ardsl porLable mixers 20
Toual amount of coDCete Laid icubic yard) 3.534
Construction during the month increased
the total fill, as determined by cross section of
the material in place, by 246,966 cubic yards,
making the total amount in place 20,482,351
cubic yards. An arbitrary reduction of 65,000
cubic yardss has been made for slow consoli-
dation in those sections of the Dam not covered
by monthly cross section. Of this, 57,500
cubic yards has been charged against dry fill
and 7.500 cubic yards against wet fill. On
October 1, the Dam uas 93.5 per cent com-
Hydraulic fril-Dredging operations in-
creased the hldraulhc fill by 62,666 cubic
yards, making the total hydraulic fill in place
10,124,082 cubic .ards.
Dry fi!l-The material received from
steamshoucls, amounting to 184,300 cubic
yards, was placed on the north and south toes
of the Dam, east and west of the Spillway,
making the total dry fill in place 10,358,269
cubic yards.
IHydroelectric plant-During the month, 850
cubic 5ardsof rock were removed by hand and
crane in preparing foundations, increasing the

Ocober 23, 1912.


total excavation for this purpose to 93,699
cubic yards.
Concrete-The work of placing concrete was
continued, the amount placed during the
month aggregating 1,088 cubic yards. The
concrete work for the Spillway was 91.51 per
cent completed.
Backfill-There was no backfilling done
during the month, the total remaining 16,495
cubic yards.
Excavation-During the month, 175 cubic
yards of rock were removed by hand in pie-
paring foundations in the Spillway. making
the total excavation 1,591,261 cubic 5ards.
Dredging from the Ocean to .Alndi-Five
dredges removed 324.4o6 cubic yards i earth
and 47,836 cubic yards of rock from the Canal
prism. In addition, the dredge Alindi re-
moved 39,183 cubic 3ards of coral from be-
tween docks Nos. 16 and 17, Panama Rail-
road Compan>'s Cristcbal terminal docks.
On September 30. forty feet of water could
be carried from zero to zero plus ?.100 feet. 35
feet to mile post four, plus, 3,500 feet; 30 fc-et
to mile post five, plus 2,200 feet; and 20 feet
to mile post six. plus 1,900 feet. The drill
boat Terrier drilled 3,239 feet, using 23,350
pounds of dynamite, and shot 7,240 cubic
yards of earth and 18,0b9 cubic yards of rock
to minus 45 feet mean sealevel.
Dredging approach to Gatnn Locks-Two
dredges removed 109,798 cubic yards of earth
and 15,022 cubic yards of rock from the Canal
PortoBello-During the month. 8,; 11 cubic
yards of rock were shipped to Toro Point for
use in the construction of the breakwater.
Rock transportation senice-In connection
with this service, plant steamed 1,SS0 miles,
handled 96 barges, and carried 1,939 pas-
IWest breakwater, Colon-Due to the lack of
piling, the single track trestle was not extended
during the month, the total length to October
1 being 11,267 lineal feet. There were un-
loaded 8,711 cubic yards of Porto Bello rock,
of which 4,253 cubic yardss were handled by
cranesand 4.458 cubic yards by the derrick
barges, making the total to October 1,
91,854 cubic yards.
The reservoirs, water mains, sewers, roads,
and oil pipe lines were maintained and ex-
tended as required to facilitate construction
work. Work was continued on the Colon
street improvements.
Central Division.
During the month of September, the total
amount of material excavated by the Central
Division was 935,056 cubic yards, of which
164,742 cubic yards were classified asearth
and 770,314 cubic yards as rock. The total
of 935,056 cubic yards was removed by
steamshovels. Of the total. 909,856 cubic
yards were primary excavation in the Canal
prism. 12,856 cubic yards from Obispo Diver-
sion, 7,912 cubic yards from track cut-off at
Station 1651, and 4,432 cubic yards from track
cut-off at Plantation road.
The daily average number of steamshovels
at work during the month wan 32.71. and the
total number of shovel days was 795, a' com-
pared with 34.11 at work during the month of
August with 921 shovel days.
For comparison with the work done by
ateamahovels during the corresponding month

of the previous )ear, the lollouing table has
been prepared:

Clasi C fircatiouof 1o" "0
Excava. material ',z -I -> .
Pernod tedbv C. 2 =t la S.
shovels V- V -
Rock arth '
'c, 7:dTd ---'
It.l I Cu .Yd, Cu I'. C V
1912 6 -7 3 26
Scot 1 s J 3 I 1 1 1 i '' 5t.;i o5
Sept t i)I! i':, ltd ;l: I '6
Rainfall at Empiret 1911 161u 1il;' 13, ins
The above table :hoas the average output
per sho,.,l to be 2l 41 per cent k-_' in leptim-
be r, 1I 12, than in the Curre-ipu.nding month l.A
The total amount of material excavated
frcm the Culcbra section ol the Ccntral Divi-
sin in September 1912-935.056 cubic
airds, was the l,':eust record in that section
[or the month of Septi:ember prince _3pto.nibLr,
19u7. ,when onl 3.3,460.5 cubic yardss Acre re-
The total estimated amount of mrraterial
(drI exca atiin i to be rt m,..e.d in the Central
Division, aLcordinA. to r.ien:i-l etrimate of
July 1. 1912, %ast 16.1,16.221 cubic \,irds.
and, up to Uctubcr 1, 1912.a totialof1i ,7o7.-
235 cubic yards had been removed, leaving
8,348,9,6 .ubic :,ard- :'.L to be removed in
order to complete all dry e\ciaatiun in the
Central Divi iLin. IFrom the:e fiuuret, it %iull
be scen that 92.13 percent -il ll c.3ca atinn in
the Central Di\i:-ion had b..n a,.umphl-he.cd
up to theclise ol the- month of Seuptemrber, and
the amount to be removed a., 7.b7 per c.iEt.
Considermin the two -ections which com-
pose the Central Dlvitsio:n, the excavjri.in
completed, and that yet to be completed at
the close of September operations., as, as
Completed ........................ S.382 5170
To be completed ............. .. t. s JiL ,so
Completed. ....... ............. 12.394.05i
From the above figures. it will be seen that
the Culebra section. locally-known a "Cule-
bra Cut", is 91.09 per cent completed. with
8.91 per cent to be completed. 1 he Chagres
section is completed =i, lar as dry ex.caLation
is concerned, but it is estimated that about
300,0U0 cubic yardss of wet excavainen v ill
have to be remu-.ed in this section.
During the month, 41,434 cubic yards of
material were dumrpd in the embankment for
the new roadbed of the relocation of the
Panama railroad, increasing the total amount
used for this purpose tu 4.3;49.526 cubic 5 yards.
During the month, no maternal was fur-
nished to the Atlantic Diisi'n fuor use in the
constrLution .,1 Catun Dam. the total amount
remaining at 5,374,310 cubic yards.
There eire iurni-hed durinE the month to
the Panama railicad f1,r the breakwatcr in
Colon 12,221 cubit. %ard-. the total amount to
date furnished for this puipos' being S9,133
cubic yards.
During the month oi '-, ptcrr.bir, 299 lineal
f ct ol .Jouler track tr.-'le Ic ei drci, n lor ilhe
Naos Il.and breakuatlr, mail.ing a total to
date uf 2.31; lineal itet ol doulk- itack trestle
driven ioi this purpose. There were 24,020
cubic yards of material dumped during the
month, a total o! .4s,.-)65 cubic .ards having
been dumped to date. The total distance con-
structed to date i, lo,483 lineal leet. There
still remains to he dr iten abr.u 204 lineal feet.
The daily average number of laborers at
work in the whole division during the month

wai- 6.034. while the average number of gold
men working wa-, 568.
Pacific DIiL.Ion.
Ext'caation-The total ex,-avation during the
month amounicd to 150,561 cubic .aid-. of
which 9.' 809 cubic 5ards were clarified as
earth and 51.752 cubic ,ard- as rock.
1,:'1 i ,J,:- ei'anktrwnt-Dur in the month
of Sc pt.mbci. 1 i 615 cubic ,ard& o dry filling
wire a.ldcd ro the prn-m of PEdio .Miguel se- dam. incre'aming the t.,tal amount of material
in place at the end .f the month to 624,667
cubic \ard The backfill at Pedro Miguel
vwa increased b. 17,29o cubic yards the total
quantity, in T.lace at the close of the month
being 710,722 cubt. ardi-.
At Mi ural-rnics,. the dr, filling in the toes of
the west lam wa- incrta-u-d b% 17.970 cubic
)ards. makiii.' the total quantities of dr5 and
hydraulic filling in plae at the end of the
ninth 1.342.5.54 cubic yard', and 601 048
cubic :ard-. rep e tiuvely. Thebackfillat Mi-
ratiorc.s as iri,:rcaeJed b5 51,834 tubic yards,
increasuir; the tural amount in placeat the end
of the month t.. .3.5.1t7 cubic ards.
PE'ro Alig'hel Loc k-During the month.
exca.aLin v.a-.'. co'nnucd in theCanal prism.
southof the I. 'ck:, in the ietinit\ of the guide
,all extenii.n, opening up a new drainage
channel to duiert the drainage frc.m Culebra
Cut aoa., from the foundation work of guide
%\all et':n,ion. Two stcamshoels were en-
gaged in this .,rk. Backfilling of eat and
wert lock wall-and filling in of lower approach
wall %were continued. One ,teamrhotel com-
pleted the excavation for the northwest wing
Coni'trc u.'ork-The toial amount of con-
crete and large stone laid at Pedro Miguel was
3.039 cubic Nards, as compared -ith 6.413
cubic yards s during August. The c-uncrete was
placed, ais ,llo\-. TNent'-five cubic )ards
in the nortnhcat wrig wall, 94t. cubic yardss in
the notth-eat ainrg wall, 402 cubic yard.- in
the ea-t uall, 102 cubic yards s in the enter
uall. 2lui eubic yards in the ese- suall, 460 cubic
ajids' in the .or-. 105 cubic yardss in the
southeast wincg wall 6l1 cubie ;,arrjs in the
south center gui.Je v.all, 52 cubic ,ards around
ducts in tunnril "A," and III cubic )ards
around duct itn tunnel "C."
OPEI tiTuo Ok T. atsLuiu lY CONsi'r CtiuN PLAiNT
Leingtl ci or.king A'n, kihouir[ 5 00
.A .:rag! 11iu ,iilir if r1,Liiii pr:r da, v.JrLe-d
1N; uig c,,r eLt aun Lo ge stone actual
worksang l.I .. 22
Auer.ge nur..ler w! rri. heri ptu day 2.11
A tcr t i.uuuari .iuiitut per rinaer actual
u-ari,.j^ unit. hut, 5. 1 1dr . 8."5
Large ro..k laid icubla: $afi.11.
.tonrete liid iut-, i ard.l ..... .. -3039 00
Trq'l .nner-r,'e I.i (ubi,: .'ricld. 3039' 00

,-,..x iiu. il" r. A s eu d l lu r .ri. lf cub .yard
lm ,',-:, L, i1'y .''i Im n ber btrg 2 ; 1 Lonirete
ia, d b n ii',i% 'r liach rgie.g dl.citly into frun,.
tAlir.tlrc, L'c.--Dr exeatatiAn wa'con-
tin.d Ain the Canal pri-m, -,,uth ol the lsicks,
using an ave-rage of 10 sttamsh'.vi'ls, the -pril
being u.td for baciklill ol locik-. fi.r hlling the
uc-t dam, and f(.r filling swamps. One
stie.im-hc vel as u.ed to excavate the sec-
tion of high ground cri.,,ing il.e nurth ap-
proach wall site, also. e.r a portion of the
northeast ing ,all area \\ork of e'cava-
ting f..r the pi1lllL a dam and junctlion ith the
lock wall wa, carried on during the month.
both bs h) draulic method and by hand.
Thecon.tluction of the noith approach wall
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In order to facilitate the work in the forebay
district, the dikes for preventing high river
water from entering the locks were removed.
A trestle is being driven for the construction
of a new dike, which will permit excavation
of the Canal by dredges to extend about 3,000
feet further north than the dike which at
present separates the wet and dry excavation
south of Miraflores. The intervening area i~
being drilled and shot to grade in the dry.
The amount of iron placed in the masonry
amounted to 1,436,729 pounds.
Concrete work-The total amount of con-
crete and large stone laid at Miraflores was
46,122 cubic yards, as compared with 75,38ii
cubic yard- during August. The concrete wa-
placed, a- tullw.: Three thousand seven
hundred and' twenty-three cubic yards in
north center guide wall, 3,101 cubic yards in
east wall, 13,605 cubic yards in west wal:.
12,588 cubic yards in center wall, 513 cubic
yards in the floors, 2,354 cubic yards in the
southeast wing wall, 10,144 cubic yards in
south center guide wall, 51 cubic yards around
ducts-, in tunnel "A," five cubic yards around
ducts in tunnel "B," and 38 cubic yards around
ducts in tunnel "C."
Permanent Auxiliary
Plant. Plant.
Length of workingg diy (hours) 8.00 8.00
Average nur.b,-r oi hours per
day *.okol i,. .in concrete
and I i;.:i aEi.e (actual work-
ir.c tr ole ...r.... 1 .. 5.92 6.66
Average number of mixers per
day ...................... 6.29 7.92
Average hourly output per
mixer, actual working time
(cubic yards).............. 29.57 22.19
Average amount of concrete 2
and Lrce _i:.nc hij.l .r hour
T.r trm or chanb. r crane
,aCLUAI -)..rhinr til.'i )cubic
rds .. ... 43.52 .........
Lair- fo'"l li11 11' Llbic yards)....... .... ... .......
Conceit Ifil l abi.: yards)... 30,226.00 15,6954.00
Totalconcrete laid (cu. yds.) 30.226.00 15.954.01C
Perri-,nern plant r. ,j four berm cranes and
four Lha [ b"e cranes AU Vi.,ry plant consisted of tMo
2-cubic yard mixers, two 1-cubic yard mixers, an.j
seven 1-cubic yard mixers; average number per da,
being 1.83. 1.12. and 4.91, respectively. The output
was placed by both permnrnent and auxiliary plint
the latter consisting ,i ,1, ii:-'' c cr vin- 3,'.J .icrl, .K
ill no a T uLllj 1 l. er o f t--u U ll r Lr xli l r d 1 j... hrirr ,:. ].jj :,- l.
ly intio loraw.
The following is a statement of the output
of the six d redg.~ which were in operation dur-
ing the month, and of the amount of material
excavated hydraulically:

oil pipe lines e-re maintained and extended
as required to facilitate construction wurk.
Lt.ngthb ol % .rkng .. il..ur: . . .1
A..-ra,'.- number '..I ',.rii r t da rlsy i' Ctuil
auri.r,. ntri' .6.30
A~rrac,- number ao ,ut.u arJl rru hed per
ou ,r n or ',rkrc d r . 191 57
.erc' nuiahbr ,..l ,:t i~r, etu .hed r er
..orkin_: )irI 256 A7
Tot:il irinp ll. Itr [.. rurilh trub : .,ard i. 41.379
Ouariermasler's Depirlmenl.
LiAf..r-The lurce has continued about the
'j-nte. The lMc'linric.: Marthall Construction
C(.nmpapn hai increased its trce '.erv mate-
riaily 'Thre haue been a number of call. fIor
1lI cent laborer., but the shortage during the
trionth ha; not b.ecn acute.
B.aiddiie-Tv... t, pc- 14 houses at Culebra
have been taker il., n. and work is to be
started on the demolition of another building
of thi- t,[jpe. The Young Men's Christian
A.s,..eiatil.n building at Lul,:bra, and two
Fiench ctragos, %cr,: demolished during the
month, all of the aboav having becume neces-
satV on aLc(tunt ofl ulid-.
Qtuariri-There has been an increase o o over
41.11.1 bachelors in gold quarterss and over 400
\Vest Indians in silver quarters. There has
been con-iderable conge-tiu.n in bachelor
quarters It the Paufic end. and al.o in the
Gatun district.
Mlaternal and suppi.es-The total value of
material re,-eived during the month was
$5.'5,54.S5. Supplies were delivered by 34
steamer-, the total weight of cargo, c\clusi\e
o. lumber and piling being 14,.0,ii tonL .
Subsistence Deparimenl.
The operation ol the European laborers'
mes-es. iOl,'redJ laborers' kitchens, and line
hoctl.s sho,.edJ a net profit if S2,896.11. The
operati.:,n of the H.W'tel Tivoli -ho led a net
prufit of S90.35. There *>as a net losb on
pr:nnentiar,, reraurant,, rucs, and dredges
ol S23.OS making the net profit on sub,i.st-
enu opi':r.riians for the month $2,970.38.
Department.of Chil Adminlsratiron.
During the month. one criminal ca-.e %%as
di p..-cd .,t in the Supreme Court; 31 cidil
and 3'. criminal c:a4e- in the Circuit Cour-.:
and 42 ,. il and 599 criminal cases in the
Di-trict Courts.
Money order sale, for Sel.ternber amounted
to $3t,9,U'4.Sl, and the feLs to $1.765.75.
Receipts from stamp and card sales and
newspaper postage aggregated 6b,90b.49.

F-..rlh I Rock Earth Rock
C ydi Cu Yds Lua. I',d Cu. >d1 Cu 'd.,
Cardenas.................. Dipper.... 1,600 25 2.'."' .'' 12.'s7
Corozal ....... . L, ir,-r .. 5s.500 4t -:.I ....... . .. .
Marmot.... ........ iilder... 66,097 .. ... ..... '
Bader ..................... adder.... 4 90 .. .... ... .
Mole........................ Iadder.... 1 3 7 0 .. . .. ..... .I
Culebra.................... buction... 1i ... ..' s
Total .... ..... 289834 6:.I ?.,. 0 ... 3-54 1'
Hydraulic excavation ..... 120337* ....... 15 ..... .i' li ".' '
G rAnA4 In i i] 171 i" I 1- ...... 2,,,- -I -

KfHuaM, 6.5

Scrow measurement
-;t ow iea~suremnhtn
,,cow maeasuremenat
Sco. mea-urenaeni
~..o inmei..uretnie

Place measuirementt

*117,337 cubic yards excavated from Canal prism, south of Mitnrflore lock site 3.S..0 cubic yards exca-
vated from site of Miraflores spillway dam.

Chamk sand excavation-Approximately 39,-
385 cubic yards of sand were excavated at
Punta Chamd and delivered at Balboa sand
The reservoirs, water mains, sewers, and

The total collection of revenues made by the
division %na., $24,721 10, and the collection on
account of court lines, co-ts, and fees. $2,-
773.41. During the month, a total of $1ll,-
786 was deposited in postal savings accounts,
and a total of $91,999 was withdrawn.
Twenty-eight vessels entered at and 26

vessels cleared from the port of Ancon; and
17 vesels entered at and a like number cleared
from the port of Cristobal.
The total number of persons arrested was
593, of whom 544 were men and 49 women.
Twenty nations, or 47 separate states and de-
pendencies were represented. The total num-
ber of arrest, for the month wasan increase of
71, as compared aith the month of August.
Eight convicts eare committed to the peni-
tentiar,- and 10 acre discharged, leaving 135
convicts in confinement at the close of the
month. The cost of guarding and subsisting
the convicts was $2,702.15, and the value of
their work on the Canal Zone roads was
Five fires were reported in the Canal Zone
during the month The damage to private
property was $40.
In the city of Panama, the average daily
consumption ol water was 1,562,266 gallons,
and in Colon, 1,074,184 gallons, The usual
inspectiun and maintenance work in this
division %as performed during the month.
The schools were not in session during the
Department or Sanitation.
The total number of deaths from allcauses
among employ, es was 39. These were divided,
a fullows: From disease 27, and from vio-
lence 12, giving the annual average per thou-
sand of 0.36 and 2.83, respectively,on the basis
of the number of employes estimated by the
Department of Sanitation. The annual aver-
age death rate per thousand among employes
for the month of September, 1911, was 14.43.
The annual average death rate per thou-
sand in the Canal Zone, and in the cities of
Colon and Panama, including both employes
and nonemployes was 22.42. This rate is
based upon a population in the Canal Zone
of 62,.l00. according to thecensusof February,
1912, and a population in Panama and Colon
of 47,172, and 20.232, respectively, as esti-
mated by the Department of Sanitation. The
annual average death rate per thousand among
the same classes ol population for the month
of September, 1911, was 21.56.
Segregating the whites from the blacks, the
annual average death rate per thousand from
disease among employes, was: For whites,
4.92; for blacks, 6.81; giving a general aver-
age for disease of 6.36. For the same month
during 1910, the annual average death rate
per thousand from disease among whites was
3.58, blacks, 9.46, giving a general average of
7.S9: and for the same month during 1911,
whites 5.95; blacks, 12.24, giving a general
average of 10.63.
Amung employes during the month, deaths
from the principal diseases were, as follows:
Dyseatery, bacillary, one; malaria fever, E.
A.. two; lobar pneumonia, two; tuberculosis,
eight leaving 14 deaths from all other dis-
ea-es, and 12 deaths from external violence.
No ca'es of yellow fever, smallpox, or
plague originated on, or were brought to the
Isthmus during the month.

October 23, 1912.



Activities of the Youngi Men's Christian Associa-
Arrangements have been made weh the Pan-ma
railroad ant the Central and Sou.ia American Telegraph
Company. whereby special telephone w.re-. operators.
and messengers will be employed by the V NI C. A..
tn furnish election returns direct to the various club-
houses. immediately up:n their rec-eipt at the cable
office Special programs, mock elections. etc will be
furnished for the amusement of spectators during the
interim tctween the receipt oi returns
The schedule of moving pictures for th'e eek of
October 28 to November 2 -s. a: iollow s Monday.
Empire; Tues:-iy. Culebra. WVednr.dav. Corozal
Thursday. Gatun, Friday. Gortgna: Satiardav. Cris.
The local handicap pool tournament i= about tao-
thirds over. and Messrs. Patritk. Souder. and Stagg
are uI the lead.
An old fashioned Hallow'een social is ;chFduled for
Thursday night. October 31.
The Gatun basketball team will rtlay Corozal on
Saturday evening. October 26. it Corotal.
The Empire bowling team will phy the Corez il
team on the local alleys on Saturd.,q. O.:tober 26.
The result of last Saturday's games was: Culebra. 2.
Corozal. 1.
The tournament games bowled on Saturday. October
19. between Emrrire and Crintobal. on the Emr.,re
alleys resulted in Empire losing two game'. The"
scores were. as follows
Empire ....... .. .57 .. %q6 .77.
Cristobal .. .. 7'8 "-5
Mr. D. H. McCnlloueh won the October handi'-ap
pool tournament. Twenty men entered.
On Saturday October 1'. the meimbe-r of the boy'
department. to he number of IS. were tsken on an
outing to Old Panama. Mr. Russell was in charge.
The Gorgona chorus has been organized. and will
soon be ready to give specail concerts.
A special program in politics has been arranged for
the following parties* Inderendent. Republican Dem-
ocratic. Socialist and Progressive. The different
parties are headed by committees: e-ach have elet-d
a local commission. and or, election day. Gorgona mil
vote on the several candidates
The gymnasium clas.'ie meet Tueaday and Thursday
nightsat 7 45 o clock. Eery one is mt ted.
The San Bias trir. applic'ations for which have been
received at the clubhouse, wiU not be taken. no boat
being available.
Of the 416 members of the Gaiun clubhouse. 60 are
employes of the McClintic.-MNar all Company. A
special effort ia being put forth to induce more employes
of this company to join the a.-oniion.
V.M. C. A souvenir booksarebeing old at theddesk
at$l each.
A political campaign will be conducted in Gitun. be-
ginning October 21. Party conventions will be held
and national and local candidates. named. The election
takes place on November S.
A firm of bowling alley manufacturers h I~ donated a
lovingcup to the G.atun asroci.iion. at a prize for the
pool team which recently won the all-Isthmian tourna-
Louis DePoorter won fiirt prize in the "Lock Ciit.,
billiard tournament and will receive a handsome gold
medal. Chas C. G. Wurster will be given a gold medal
for second prize, and J. T. Neely. a silver medal for
third prize. Mr. DePoorter won the prize also. of a
cue for the high run of the the tournament.
The following men have signed up for the handicap
"Pocket billiard tournament:" Coleman.60. Townsley.
50: Cheeks 60: Dewey. 80. Wurster. 75; Gamble. 50;
Miller. 60; Johnson. 60; Bellringer. 60: Eggleston. 60;
and Dennis. 50.
During the past week. the volleyball men hate been
on the floor two nights with an attendance of 25.
The basketball game between Cristobal and Corozal
was played on the Cristobal floor. The men played in
the game are as follows:
Corosal. Crnlobal.
L. C. Wright....... right forward . M1thues
Ed. Roberta ... left forward M. Schw-allenbeig
-" Chadbnirne........ center ...... Howe
R. S. Porter........ right tuard .... ...Coiisineau
Reed Morris........ left guard ........... Hughes
Morton relieved Howe. and H. Schwallenberg re-
lieved. M. Schwallenberg in the second half.
Score: Corozal. 13; Cristobal. 11.
Field goa1s--Wright._2; Roberts. 5; Chadbourne, 2;

Mathues. 2: Howe. 2: One goal w- s made for Cnm.
tobal accidentally by Porter of Coroual.
Free throws-Wright. 2 lion,:. I.
Crastobal clime toA field ia!s which 'ere di-.
allowed. also. one ioul. Game fI.n.ihr.d un.l-r r.ront st
The hignest score in tenpins for the i.eek w as made
by W\ Biirn-2?2.
On W\Vdneilsi. O:toh.-r 16. Mr Willer Shut.s
engaged seven of the lo.il chers p'ayers in asnimul.
taneoui match winning eight g im.ns and I-oing one. as

Cle ll




Uni'iir the 'ipner\ls inn oi thl' la|:d,-9. prin' are b.'-'ir
formed to c-lebrrie H ail.\v ern n 3. in .n.i n-r
Mrs C'irn:eli-,-n. Mr.l cmtnti Mir l. -.l in.l. iiLd
NMit; Moorn ie in .-lairre of the con.i'mni-...
The "H.lok w.,rnim ivas the tr'nine I'.r .,'rn.eration
at the dii..u-'ioin ub at la:l nm--tilne Dr Gidh'n
was in charge At th, m'-eLn; TiuT;d-,i Noi ber-br
3 the .subirtcl will be "Ho-a. hall users ni the Panama
Canal be t-xi' "'
An informal 'nng r.i, .;i held i Ion Saturdiv
evening. October 19 The -rc.gnm crnSi-i.l of p.mn.
ular song4 together iinti oiI .-'j:lu. by M'ler.r R.3o,
and Dickcon

Rainfall from October 1 to 19. 1912 Inclusive.


P .'.rL. S ,ll:,n--
Ftdro Ml.Ou.:.
Rio Grande
C ir, n.-l .I ',:, l-
*C mj,:h-) .
IJuin I n .
"Juan Mlna..
Alha-hli .
"El \% i .a
goarc. :n
o.m1 n lt, .ir;o .
.4iianit i, ..Slion--
Brazo, Brook
Porto Bello .

I; I ;
3 41 IS 1R I
3 83 1S I?
I ,2 i'"i 3
I il 4 fic 2
I3 ; 2 3 In
1 0O [00 10
I 13 I oIf.
1 le u

2 00 6 ii 1I
1 s 14
2 i16 c 3 7

*Stanl.ird rin gaig--readir.nc at 5 p m. d nily.
Autlolmati rin wi age adt nI trred i-itat.',n;- lu. ,
midniglit to midnight tTo 3 r. im i.:to.r 1.

Stages of the Chagres.
Max.nium h.?ighii of the Chtre, River I'or the woe k
ending niilni'ni ? turdaiy Onor,er I',. 1,l12 All
heights are in F.it- abi,,k rniean ,.talr.el


Sun OtLober 13
Mon O:iober 14
Tues.. O.rtber Is
Wed.. O.t.iber 16
Thai Ojctob-i II
Fri October I<,
Sat. October 19l


1-7 5
127 '5
12i 2
128 $f
L2o 0
129 5


. 3

"i 9 4 6
94 4 14 .1
4,4 0 4,1
'3 5 4V 7
4 ? i 4'1 -
9.3 8 5.1 1
05 0 3ri 4

4; U

48 2
41 0
4' S
4i 4
411i i.

Height o Iow water toi
the nearest loot 12 iu *l 0 44 0

JENSEN-McCORMA.CK-At Sa.int Ruta'sChurcn.
Gatun. C Z.. on Thur'day Octobher 17 ?lary Agnes
McCormick of 11estchester N. V.. to Frank iensen
of Brooklyn. New \ork. the Reserend Ftrier Ji.rioria
officiating Cinal ?one re.iidn.:e Gatun
VAN DEUSEN-HILL-At Cr stobal. o.n October
14. Louisa lMaia Ihill of New Vcrk. to Hlermann r.
\'an Deusen of Panam. Isthimian residence PanatLa

Losi-In Colon. Saturday night. October 19 be.
tween the railway station and house No. II. Colon

Beach a green ilk, unbrell, nith cold han.Jl. Reaard .
if returned to J'. J. Biiia- hou-, No 11 Colon Beach.

Tide Table.
The follomii tible lhiow: ine t ime of hliil in] l.ow
lid-'s at Panimnxfir the w ek ending Octoer 31) 1912.
I1Ith i m ricil n tilTrle

DrTE. High I Low High Low
A P. A N I P.1M. P M.
01 lr 1 0 3 3' 1 43 8 48
ri tih. i 2 53 in 3 16 9 2.3
O ouh- rh 26 1 46 .3 50 10 00
O .t.her 4 Uil) 10 22 4 27 10 17
0.touir 4 57 11 00 5 02 11 15
0 'tob r 21 14 I 1 1 3 42 11 56

O tuer In i 12 i o 05 I ..

Catun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in theSp:llway cfGatun
Dam is over 02 per cent complcled. 207.179
CLtbic yard', uut of a total of 225 000, having
been placed at thr clo-ed of m\ork on Ocrober
19. A tarernent of the amount laid each
working day la.zt week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE onr.rete Hours m;xers
Lad worked. used.

-' YJd.
,:..ober 14 . '3 i 6

O, 'iier 16 52 I 5 I
Oct.h,-r 1 ; 90 8
OC t.ul,r IH S4 I S
O.TIbe'r 19 S 0
T,.it 5 31 ;75 1
Prt ousifly reported I 21n i
Grand.i t-'i ; I' F i II

Thomas Stannace. an empluye. at Pedro
Miguel, of the Fir.t D;%i-ion uf the Chair-
man's Office. died in Ancon Hospital on
October 14, after a month' illness. He was
45 year_ cif age,. married, and had been em-
plosed on the I1thmu" one day.

Red Crons Finances.
The financial .tare'mc-nt of the Caial Zone
chaprer. American National Red Cross. for
the month of Sept-nibcr,. 1912 is,a, follows:
RitLEiP r.
i..:ntmLr 1. Oin hand S'..0U6 16
IS. k,tunrd b;, es-
emfhl; e rl' 1i -,n
e 5 N.t en0,r
20. 111. . . 150 00

TotaJ receipts .. .. ..
September r. Ptliac- ...... .00
6. 2.. li Oi i .l, nlt
in tCc-Ion IIr:I I-

ar l_'r,..,bll 25 50
3O Ri-l 'ol di. ri.ture
mrl. jnsri. Co-
l rp 60 00
30. Rllti ,-l tlile of
i: i mroi M 'e t ho
III in Ancon
HowpiLal... 20 O0i

52.156 36

Toali di-bursemcn tns S 114 50

September 30 B1lan:e on hand .. 5 041 36
JoHN L. PHILLIP&. rFeasurfr
W V L SIBEPT Virehuairnaun

United Spani;h War Velerans.
A special meeting of Chagres. Camp, No. I,
United Spanish \\ar veterans till be held
at the Empire Ildge hall. on Sunday, October
27, at 3 p. m fur the purp,.,e ol making ar-
ranEem'nis to meet the Congtes-.ional Com-
mittee when it coen-i-. Ce-ngrcerman Crage
will be here, and it is de-ired to honor him on
account of his work in behalf uof the veterans
Remarks for the good of the order will be
made.and refreshments will be served. A
large attendance is requested.


Vol. V, No. 9.


Acting Superintendent uI Telegrmph and Tele-
PAsit.a R.nI.R,)oD f'OMspA'y.
COLON R. P O.Eober 15 1912.
Befer .?; Dcprureer-i -E-Fr:the bi- ,Jt' Mr C.
J. Geddes w ll act a- i;u.crint.en-ent of trlegraph and
telephone during the abi,.:n-e of M.1r. C L. Blcakev.
on lea' e
I A. SrTn. Gc-ncrr.lSi perinIadet

Misdirected [rIters.
A.rro'. C. Z Otriber '3 I'll ?
The fonlicine inr.ieffi.'e-ntly adrlr-e4e.-. It-r- onri-,
nat;r,Eg in ihl i r1 nit,-I Cll ;nel .i' T.)A-;-i h-s e
been re,.,ed in llthe ifh: rn. the D'r- ,::..r .-.l P..-.t
and miy hit r.-iirr'd upon reuue'rt Of tr.' a.Jres'-r.
Ashmins" MNi IrenS. Nler.r. Mac
BRkar. Ar. hihald C Ni. k.eonr F MI
B-igle F W '.lo'rn,.n A '.I
-Bennett F t'andli.h Na3th;l-i R
P.irnt iltlr Scram Ci -I %.
Ca:rlicn .\ T ,ll L.,wrer.,:-
Davia Huch itV T'", ii irr. E
Dratt.an Allin 0 i-1m E I j1
Enn.iL. v.0ii' m Villh,-r n ri S
Hill Rob'rt \V,-,i.>.e rl. Porr.;r A
Huwin Cl'lite 'XVr:ch Tb,.: EniraiEl
Mcl-),i Inhn t 7-rrn. r '.!ir
McGee. Peter
LBrTIrER- Ue4tLLED F,.'R 1 "-1'&ER 1i. 1912
Beard. Arthur C.-,h-..n F.
Bonu' Inon. E I-l.-tirn F L
Booth iSm i 1..r,.-r-- ir
Boot.h I met T .M rie F D rnklt
Curtia Clarpn.:e 'l',rnni I't. .- D
Cu 'i, .A S i,'1 R .- -' L

D,-avi; r Sam J 5w, -. L.-,n-irI ips Dnjnnpll. P-i-r u-.ernm ,I- C 'I
Gnrnt F N W N lio.n n D, d
lagem~n \v.'or \\.L-.ri M, C--.
Jay. \ildl:im C

Supplies for the Cansl.
The follui t in i itin. r. *.J. Tui' r i I- i tee I-lt.-
m i-in (' nal C nm r .r I ., n rrn ,'' .* 01 i: ( j- r.I r-.
toi..l i.jin and BAiiioi Jurtne h, two "o'- en in
OLt.-i,tr IQ
I 1.,-.. -l.:tober ; Irom 'N t Y 'ork.. irh If. 11i-
bac- i'nlerr l.)ar l.i t'" Di ..-op I'll birr-1: i-ct-iprn
for Painam3 Rirht.ol C.-.rm ..i ; ot)1j b; iire rn..i;
150 birr.1, ire L'* 1 fir :-.1'-L
.aeril jc-. lOobr h from N ,r .r; s h ;? ,' -'s
ee r.- i;tr_ fro-. e l r, e.-n!-n ntr oi e-ri.-t,. 14 ii r r ,l
gal-rniii' cornl i tr 'I r ni.:1 il Di i-.in., 1i i-
el--rtt.-al mrinril eoary Pliami Is..Ira C:..mr- n ,n
190 .:o.L. .1 i ili i-i, e l r i ha r ln;aire i r hL.- k.
i-.i isn. alt 0 it-..-> r liar 'r, ain.rp .' rh p.ar-s
val'.e m aiclirne r-:,' I-..-i u nrr- r.'tI',-nt e er-cit'l n..
L)emje I.:hra'r (a ir..rni ULl'ieh-,rr. I shinrlnia
wa th 1 r ri'M :e-. rilin< o0 ,4 F-,'- O i-s Ic.i -Tn.k
.Irtiin~irjzi Ocrt.ber n irrr LesrrT.eu. stlth ,.i
barirl, I -iarI lr e : .' I Iar i,- I r. k
Sar nia It lit. 'ril'.b t r-a.ir. Nra 'I.-.r. ;lh i
csM4 I-ap c -c -hie i .r-r ir'r ;t.-k. 1. I pickacej
tra. m itir i I -.i rupeir.' nnl'l 1t oi' rr.:i.jn
t iens lI rnner inr [r.,mn .-es p 'lelir: i 24t,
piet-s r.i.e I e-i h... irrl-er : ;' I--Il 15
ca.es ne ii -.t-.-' o I for -r k r l .--r : 1I.rni ri. lfor
Vinechan.. 1 fuji-rn r.riOa) sick; icri[ i 3-rs-r. [lc.r
Panjriia Railto.iii LurTiP'5tv
.1 --ine'e 0,toFeT 11 Iroin -s i"rl. k -iI h-rT, ls
Jfl orTpir ern l. 31 pieN c-tr iknil.'- .;; F.ur.-'ea
caii tint- ;1 F- : i i ",,:;r-i for I '.. ri ,ni..-a l flii i.. I C tet r:,le [rr .I r PeF'.pr a
Railroad C-imr anis 14 c...r. .r irin.1 iniln-ria for
Sainit.ry Dc.l-jTini.Rnt 411 :2a--P elitn.'.l m.teriJ
63 cases inil-iartni 2; P iciac., r e I f.r erreinrtend-
ent of erection it. I .r-I i re rile ior Pf.itr..a Rail
road Cnomiarns ?n( ri., i"- rt-; .nr I rls 100 sacks
vio.arn rlut;4 t-t11. ai- ,cc isahfr;, 2n kegs
hol.-tr.Aes 40 Ie';" vi- ndil' k : 41 gz Ic: boll'. ; Pe.es
oak lumber 21 ra L,- %lie ra-r-e 1I birrli anincs.
30M piece Irc.n ii-'. for i;- k nail i miice!lanEious
cargo. the nihAle cnilitinge "l 1 ,r, pjckjge?. wei ehine
ISO ton_-
Bisn;-.r (I-.:ohi t11 imn- Bal-irc-.r ciur. 22 ---a-st
blasting cap". 10 iiium; E,;e engine c-il 4 .14 ie esc
Se..er pipe. i ;'r hsun'ata pie i ir< il)li e-- iiijr-
p-rutincr ?;0ke-4 iclette zinec ;: rl i nrlici0 ir-.n
peret. I I .1 e bundle' wtti .ai t I lr 1 1ere 1 I' r e'-' ilie
s.e-el. 6u01 -ie:>-?i .i.'-I h- ir. ,ie ltiir l,' L e-el hirr 101
w.-u. k 644 bun.1-l 's il I..u fior rJieL :i:n i a For'...:.
atlon 1 :.-i bLunod t- Il b i i'. I'.ir Di' ,ii-.n
43t5 pri-. i i .1in-1 g-rie-l-r i f- iia.,na Railrad
Conmpariiny 40)? rat ra -L. i:el;; 14 -, rE
machine. -' c" : iltr m -iuin- r.. I : i<. rruw
*iraal ter I zrip. iart-ni.n'arr.rv .e lin
ru i.;lL'J .i.ih-r 11 irom N Naork ith It '
Cjses in ani mu-uL[ic I1I Ca '- Dn ii'-e: Ia.v-king
23 cases sire cloth 13i keg rin' lor i-ock 12 barrel

graphite paint. 70 pa-:kige' cL3-Tines. 1ill pa-:ckages
track material, for superintendent of erection: 4
cralte plumbing material fur Panama Railroad Com-
Psii: .Auguri [Til l/i. October 14, from New York.
with 5 caseA eLatinnerv. Ior stock.
Ci'to,'sl Oct)ober 1I from New York with 177 793
bai= .'ement. 16 r-ia-s boiler coverrnge. 27 piece- clast-
ing- for feir.,-rimitndent of erection. SO r.ieces steel
channel.. Panamea Rilraid Company: 70 packages
pipe-fittlren. ?0 cases salves. 10 c -ees hardware. for
Piae nmz October 15. from Niev Vork. with 6 ca?,es
ele-aitor ,:'r mate-ri-. 1Q reela uire for Panama Rail-
rTod C'..rnpn 14 cira.i Lbrp- I? ca -' lantern. I10
ca-- reilt-ber h'-e N n,-e' granr17rnr-- It can-es mar-p
n-i ':oe'rv.:nn 61 A rlritez c-il' anizsed pails 1% ;'as'e-s
trnipt rr.-'lhinrr. In case- bell dregeine S re.Iz wire
%.r.c'. 8 hli-ls rikes for stock and a miiaellitneo
C-i El.'i (he whole :ouln:CtiA-n of 300 packages. weeglang
inl inn'
tfer p.j-i 0, tol,.er 16 from New l.orl: lrh M?7
b, ldl- -'-el hIr. for lo,'L. 20 'a.-a motor. for
'lifperintran-irlt of -rN-.ti,-n
P-jeritrtsn. Ocritoerr I'. frnea N:w freincn. with
I; ron-n rFo' irr.n .1 .1'5? p'ee liunmber frr MeNthim-al
Di n n n lsrri'l rl'.1 --t p-ir= f(,r Panama R'il-
roid C'-.mrrans tN. rap-1k eeii p11- i- e t ?t0 -:'zAe paint.
354 pieces pilng 1.3CS p-i''cr: lucml.er. for '-ock.

Band Concert.
A ron, -t vill be rin n he Ihe 1- hmil:n Canal Cnm.
mni'-t.-n BRnd at Ih.ltel Tohi .A r'on C Z SunJday.
Ortnhr ?"' 3t Q p m Th,: program foll'-ws'
I N.J-,rh- Kc"e -ehiv I,, Ev rl.-f
? E'.- 'rp ; fr.om Tire P,u& Lit. C ,i II
I in r-;.I fl n .i Ro. ,
4 0 t rriit v, /. c- P .-a L ,. e t 'rol.-)
S ]ni-rer.e -z.is -c is fe- .. Mlai't

Cimei re F 'fl-rv '.T Ifnsit.l lertw..
Thc n,-' cn,.rti vi|l hr pt' 'i Ca.cun \o.vember
n3 D, rq k

Cold Sroragc Prices.
TheP f(,11n n chinea= ha'e b-en made in Ihe pnces
of 1. -'or efe ii.rpjnic *
Fe' fre'h c-'ei,- to 3a ,4enri per dozen. or 18
cepre; I t hr-h lf d 'z.n.
I J .;h ,ti d-"nlrc 10 cl i crt per rtioend-
.i1..uc f-lei'- .1* in. d i 1 j oic nr-: 'r, p-unl
i1s .-rt i-a ,nni r k'er :i.d -il"nr-d .- r. cents kee.
F'' In bre _,ili 'siei:,l pl r.,e:e a'-Ai':ed tEn. 25 rcnis
a runal
Ba",-n. breakit.ut, li:ed. advance in ?26 cents a
Crl '. ri-due,-d tL. t cen1 a a heei,
A ir l-, r.--i,col tr-. I4 r'ni .1 re. n iri1
Lemon- r lui.'- itn ?I cent, a dao-n.
icr:-i -seri "et i' .: ntilojpe', griape-, water.-
re-cl ,n-. and re-:che-s. nut rf ;ritn k.

Sale of Suneyiuig Instruments. Compasses, anod
Ship's Lot.
OrrIice rjF Dc'r.T 01 1i TEiQ'tATER,.
NM..I. r Hore C. Z OCiaFeer ?l. 101?.
Se-rIM -V.iqwi hs e re-i e-J at the ffi .1o tieF De-pot
lu-,tirrme -iter M1ount llrt C Z -rnil n'.-l-, k
p mst \nrvemhar Gi 1il ? r-en th v-ii b'i r.h en- .' in
iti- ir;. .-'e e:l' t rendine birr'r l : ifor am and -ill sur-
vtenr instlJrument cenmrin arid s ip' Ir.e now
on hanl aIn the ?ior-hnu'ue ror nobh:ilie ni: terisl These
instrimPni[s m. .- he s-en -n an wor in:r d3a bttsl-en
the ,oi1, rI -o iio aI I nd1 I I ) ;' ip n ri n ir.plic lion
In iLI' oiTl-P The rich t 1 re'- ito I e. 'I an' or
all ti'i" or anv -,mbinition of bi-h Bid' mudt be
SZal-' an,] rLinl' y nirarlr-d "Piror-.l to ptir h..se
Scin t-inei IniLrumnents and aldrr-sJed to the Depot
*'uartermas'er. lMoantrl Heane. C Z
.4'isz l-i'iral ( eaa'trmatjir.

Launch Service to Taboosa.
The "teamer izcc-J.cd leave' the dredge landinRg t
Balbi at 9 o'cli-k Tue-lar. Thu'-d v and alturday
n-ramosn' On the return tnr it arr.v-s at Ralhb-a
abluit iL p mi in Lime to male connesuon for the
5 25 tram at Pisami

Loi-Larce coral cam-ea. pl.n sold mounting,
between N M. C. A clat.hoeu.e Cnltobal and Colon
lHos;-aal on .Funday eenmnc 'JOctojcer 20 Rewa td il
retiurni-I Lt Colon HoIpital office.

F',."-l-Pocketbook conLaining mane, and metal
chenk Ow-ner ma- hIlae same hv aapl ino to G A E.
Barrnet officeof 1M1ClinLoc-XIarchall Companv Pedro


The following is a list of sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the Umted Fruit Company's line:
Colon.... .......... P. R.R. Monday.....Oct. 21
Advance....... ..... P. R. R..Saturday....Oct. 26
Parunam... ... ..... P. R. R..Saturday .... Nov 2
Alliance. ... ..... P. R. R.Friday....... Nov. 8
Colon .. ....... P. R. R.Thursday .... Nov. 14
Advance ............ P. R. R..Wednesday..Nov. 20
Panama .. .. .. P. R. R..Tuesday..... Nov. 26
Al nca .. ....P. R. R..Tuesday.....Dec. 3
Colon .. ... ...P. R. R..Mouday.....Dec. 9
Advance..... P. R. R. Saturday.... Dec. 14
Panama . P R R..Friday......Dec. 20
Alhanca .P. R. R..Friday.. ..Dec. 27
Allianca ... ... P.R.R..Sunday...... Oct. 27
Colon ....... P. R. R. Saturday .... Nov. 2
Advance ........... P. R. R.Thursday.... Nov. 7
Panama ......... P. R. R.Tbhnrsday .. Nov. 14
Alliance ........P. R R. Wednesday..Nov. 20
Colon . .......P. R. R..Tuesday.....Nov. 26
Panama ....... P. R. R..Sunday......Dec. 8
Allianca. ....... P. R. R. Sunday ....De. 15
Cnlon ............. P. R. R. Saturday.... Dec. 21
Advance ...... P. R. R .Thursday... .Dec. 26
Pranama ....P. R. R..Thursday.. .Jan. 2
Alhnca .. P. R. R. Wednesday .Jan. 6
Pu t Joachim ...... H.-A... Saturday .. Oct. 19
SaiaL ............ U. F. C.Saturday. ...Oct. 19
Almirante ..... U. F. C Wednesday..Oct. 23
Ororava ......... .R. M.... Saturday ....Oct. 26
Pnre Elel Fnedrich H.-A .Saturday... Oct. 26
Caruillo .... ...... L. F. C. Saturday .... Oct. 26
Santa Marta... .. U F. C. Wednesday..Oct. 30
Pnri August Wilhelm. H.-A.... Saturday.... Nov. 2
Trmalba...... .... F.C.. Saturday... .Nov. 2
Mtcapan ..... .. U.F.C. .Wednesday..Nov. 6
T.,rr'oba ... .. ..Li. F. C Tuesday.....Oct. 22
MVri .-i.:n ..... I. F. C Thursday... Oct. 24
Prun Segismund .....H-A. Monday.....OcL 28
T..%es ... ... .. U. F. C.Tuesday.....Oct. 29
Thimes ........R M. Tiipesday.... Oct. 29
7Z.,p .. ......U. F C Wednesday. Oct. 31
Pnrr, Jachim.. ...H. A. .. .Monday.t...Nov. 4
Abingare ... .. ..LI.F C. Saturday... .Oct. 19
C.ut.j o ...... ..... U. F.C. Wednesday..Ort. 23
Aten .. .... U. F. C.Saturday.... Oct. 26
Herela ... P. C.Wednesday..Oct. 30
Pan mna ... ... U F. C.Saturday ...Nov. 2
Abanrgre .... .....U. F. C.Saturday... .Nov. 9
Pari;mina ... ...... U. F. C. Thursday....Oct. 24
Abrirarez.......... U. F C. Thursday... Oct. 31
Can.ieo ........... U F. C. Thursday....Oct. 31
Aenias ............ U.F.C. Thursday.... Nov. 7
Het-r'lia...... .....U. F.C. Thursday... .Nov. 7
Panrmina.... .. U. F .C .Thursday .. Nov. 14
Panama Railroad Company's steamers sail Irom Pier
II. Cristobal. at 1 p. m.
Royal Iail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 2 p. m ; for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.
Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
York. via Kingston at 10 a. m.. on sailing dates. The
Prima A uaiusi tl'irtlm and Prfis Jo.uait sail at 2 p. m..
and call at Santiago de Cuba, on both outward and
homeward voyages.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. leave on Thursdays. at 3 p. m.; for New Orleans
via Limon and Barrios. on Thursdays. at 2 p. m.; ship.
for New York via Kingston. on Tuesdays. at 2 p. m..
and Thursdays at 2 p. m.: for Bocas del Toro, on Mon-
days at S p. m; for Limon. via Bocas del Toro. on Tues-
days at 5 p. m.

The following sh;pa arri ed at. or departed from,
the port of Balboa during the week ending October
.Arriral-October 13.Santa Ria. from San Francisco;
October I. (uito. irom GuayaquU. and inirrmedlate
points October 15. Peru. from Guayaquil: October
If, .Janiaro. from Callao. October 17. Chilek. from
Guayaquil, October 19. City ofPara. from San Fran
cisco. October 19. Manari. From intermediate points.
Deprarture.--October 13. Guatesala. to Callao;
October II. .lawtari. to Buenaventura; October 14.
Parilaed. to San Francisco; October 15. U'ayalih to
Calso; October 15. .Asen to 'alpar-iso; October 15.
Santa Ria. to San Francisco; October 19. Barracodla.
to San Francis.co; October 19. CitD of Pansma. to
San Francisco.





The Canal Record
Published weekly under she authority and suprcrssion or
the I sthmian Canal Caommission.

The Canal Retard is issued free of charge one copy
each. to all employes of the Commission aund Panama
Railroad Company n-hoie names are on the pold roll
Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained from the
news stands oj the Panama Railtoad Company jlr fire
(est each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.
No communication. either for phl-tialaon. requesting
information, will rectre astenison unless signed with the
full name and address of the worer.


New Bridge at Monte Lirio In IUse.
The new railroad bridge across the Gatun
River at Monte Lirio was placed in regular
service on October 26. The permanent
bridge is of three spans, using some of the
103-foot girders from the demolished Bar-
bacoas bridge of the old main line, across
the Chagres River near San Pablo, and is
supported on concrete buttresses and piers.
Its center span is to be a bascule. Delivery
of the lifting mechanism has been greatly
delayed by the contractor, but when it
arrives. its installation may be effected nith-
out interference to traffic.

Additional Bachelor Accommodarionsar Carun.
Owing to the increase in the number of
Americans employed by the gate and emer-
gency dam contractors at Gatun, the ac-
commodations for bachelor employes have
been entirely exhausted, and it has been
necessary as a temporary expedient, to
assign four men to a room in several of the
Type-5 houses. This situation will be re-
lieved by theconversion of some labor camps
into bachelor quarters, and by moving fami-
lies occupying nonhousekeeping quarters into
housekeeping quarters. The numberof bach-
elor employes quartered at Gatunon Satur-
day, October 26, was 715, of which 482 were
Canal Commission employes, and 233. men
employed by the contractors.

Public Telegraph Office in Colon Station.
The public telegraph office for Colon and
Cristobal has been moved from the general
office building of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany to the Colon passenger station, in
which it is conveniently located in the first-
class waiting room, next to the entrance
gates. The office was opened on October 22.
and is operated in connection with a bureau
of general information concerning Cristobal
and Colon, the railway and steamship sched-
ules, and accommodations on the Isthmus

for the traveler. The rate for telegraph
messages between any points on the Panama
railroad is tent. -five cent- for 10 words, or
less, and two cents lor each word above 10.
for unrepeated messages; the address and
signature are counted as part r.f the body
of the message. The hours at which the office
is open on week da:,, are from S to
11.25 a. m., and from 1.30 to 6 p. m.: and
on Sunday and holidays, from 9 to 11 a. m..
and from 2 to 4 p m.

Small Slide on Gold Hill.
The recent heavy rains have started a small
slide of material from the south sh,.ulder of
Gold Hill. The mud flowed dowr, into the
Cut and covered some of the con-truction
tracks. The quantit. of material involved
is small, amounting to about 5,000 cubic

Award on Structural Steel for Permanent Shops.
Award has been made to the United Stat,
Steel Products Company for furnishing and
erecting in place structural steelwork, amount-
ing to approximately 7.000,000 pounds, re-
quired in the construction of the following
permanent -hop building', at Balboa.

bulsiint o.
1 2

M3--hiine, ertciaug. and tool shop;
Forge 6hop
Sieel .uorage sh.'d.
Boiler arnd ahip fiters' shop.
Gen-ral ;i.srhouse.
Paint shop
Car rhop
Flaring mnJl.
Galr. nsnig building
Lumber ,ind eqauipmentt ,hed
Pattern storiag- building
Coke shed.
Boiler house.
Gas tbueih
No. 730. undtr which the bids

were opened, not unly called fur thu: erection
of the structural istelwork in place, but,
in the case of the machine, erecting. and tool
shops,. forge shop, steel storage shed. boiler
and ship fitters' shop galvanizing building
and foundry, included erection of the crane
rails. Two separate proposals were called
for. as follows
Bid A-Price for furnishing and erecting
all of the structural steel work in place. in
cluding erection of the crane rails.
Bid B-Price for furnishing a portion of
the structural steelnork, delivered, unloaded
and stored at the building aite by the con
tractor, but erected and field painted b\
the Canal Commission.
The purpose of the two bids was. that
while all of the above work would be awarded
to one contractor, theae.ard to be based upon
the price per pound in Bid A, conditions
might prevent the completion of the foun
nations for the two bass and the crane run
way extension in the machine, erecting, and
tool shops, in time for the contractor to com-

plete the erection of the steelwork for those
sections of the structures, including crane
rails, in which event, the erection would be
performed by the Canal Commirsion, and
payment on material not erected by the con-
tractor, ba'.d on Bid B.
The United States Steel Products Com-
pany was the lowest re-ponsible bidder in
both instances, and its offer was more favor-
able as to time of completion. It, price per
pound for the structural steel under Bid A,
was three and six-tenthls cents, and under
Bid B, two and three-fourths cent-, the total
contract representing a value of about $410,-
000. The company propo-es to begin erection
on May 1. 1913, and to complete the work
on October I of the -ame %ear.
All the material for the buildings mentioned
above is to be furnished and erec:t(d com-
plete by the contractor. with the exception
of metal icre-ns. rotifing an, siding. ma.onry
plates, anchor bolts, antd anchor angles,. which
will be supplied and s.t up b, the Canal Com-
mnii_. .s All r(,f the foundation- \ill be- built
b. the C.-mmi-s-isn al,-.. A generiral de-
scription ol the permanent lacili: ts at the
Atlantic and Pacific enrranci to the Canal
will be f.-und on another pa.te of thi., issue

Structural Steel for Gatun Hydroelectri.: Starion.
In respone to invitatiion under circular
No. 73t, bids were o.pene-d in i\\ ahingtin .'n
Oc-tobtr 12 for furni-hing the structural -steel
required f..r :he Gatun hJdroelectric station
in the following amounts
Lalitoh." Pesois
1. S tuJi riJ r ..t. 'v -n
2 Grating' 2-.7- 0
4 N I iL 11frl-i itt '0
s top log l' -.I1 540)
Total I01.o40
Sl-ilrs ,n b l-linti Pouands
r, Building olumirrn 12..140
; Gallr% cojlumrnr 1 i 0')
SF.r"tt lsr tel 3. 690
r FIT t it llt-r i;t-.l 23 415
i0 S. -on-s gB ll. ry ,e, I .X.4oU
II. R',,)i lrrl .. Io .'7 0
12 Purl. .. l.n..660
13. \V%%A iu--, .. J34.'20
I4 Crine ruiiays . 5 0
ToLal 023.5;5
Grand tutal 7 i0 21
'To be erected bi the Canal Commu The bid of the United States Steel Prod-
ucts Company for fabrication only of all
of the above items was $S5.400. with delivery
complete in 250 days
The bid of the -ame company for delivery
and erection of thte -teelwork on item 1.
and items 6 t, 14. and fabrication of the
steel on items 2 to 5, inclusie., was $33,300.
delitrt of all maTerial on the Isthmus to
Lie made in 230 d>',>. and the erection to he
made in 45 da.;s therealter
The bid of the Rittcr-ConleN Company of
Pittsburgh was for fabrication only: amount


ol. VI., No. 10.


S$2 ui.O0. delivery to begin in 200 da\ s, and
t > he completed in 260 days.
The time .f dclI.er., wa considered as a
ver, important Ia' tor, inasmuch as the plant
and equipment for the station are either un
der cirTrar-. or already on the Isrhmus.
I he d rie ,f tlivery,' specified in the bids of
the L'nited 'Sarts Teell Products Company
was ri.-ardetJd a un- utisfacrory. and repre-
Sentatiaons uere made to that effect. Atten-
lion ,as called rt the damage of one-tenth
of one r er Lient a day set forth in circular
No. 736. uhich would be offered for early
deli.er%. A reply to this %was received staring
that delivery ould be anticipated as much
as possible, and that the unusual length of
time for making dealer., as due to a con-
aetion in the stic-l mills The United Srates
Steel Products Compan\, the lowest bidder,
ha, been awarded the contract.

Carun Dam Spillway.
The concrete w.ork in theSp.Hway ofGatun
Dam is iver '12 per cent completed. 2u7.441
culii, .aril-. out of a total of 225.000. hating
bcrn pla.:cJ at rhe cl'- .jof uirk on October
2n. A startmen uof Lih amount laid each
i..rking; day last week, and ol the toual in
place. u.llows

Df Ti. ConirltI Hour, N'ol.rq
I 1-"1. ,,,rked used.

O'lAii -' 'O J0
Cu med
b.-'.,ler .11 20 3 I
0, t.,[,,-r 144 5 ?5
Ii 1,,rl :r .: 31 : '1
liT.,.r_-r I 24 2 Oi 1
Ot .trr :. o, I I
.. t,.r,.-r 2' 44 5 Ui I
T .tl ?262 ; 16 1
Pr.. i.u-: ri. .ijrie.J 7 ., 1I;
;.ranrd Toijtl 0-" 441

Licut- CI. I. C Dicki.on, Capt. R. E.
\t\u,..d an] ~lr. II. S. Farish. hate b en ap-
poirilud a .,mniilmtee in conneertiin with the
appr.aial cf .l arion and Buc ,rus siteam-
Si,..els to be ulTured for sale.

Prer rural loun fr Nri's cf I I lion.
(in t-,, rniht .. t! e n.c lional el..Clio.n in the
in'.'t '- ', -.. N\cn'l'tbr 5. the Panama
r Iri ..l] ~n.cr tr.iins on the regu-
lir '.at.jrclus i,, I -LlIeduilL. in order to
allo.1 m.ni.le'.c- -salt. the line opFportunity
to 1i-it r'.int- at v.lbih the rcrurn, from the
ekltiion v ill be reccild. The returns uill

be transmitted from the cable office to the
main telephone exchange at Cristobal, from
which they u il be furnished to the Strangers'
Club, the Universitr Club. Camp Elliott.
and all the Commissiun clubhouses in the
Canal Zone. The, will be sent to Porto Bello
by wireless telegraph. An extra force of
telephone operators will be on duty during the
The Ancon lodg.e, Knights of Pythias. has
made arrangements to receive hctlion returns
at Ancon Hall, on the evening of November 5.

Refreshments uill be served. A general in-
vitation i- extended to the people of Ancon
and vicinity, to be present.

Six of the eight new electric cargo-handling
cranes erected on the old steel wharf at
Balboa have been completed and are giving
sert ice. The other two %illl be ready for use
in a few days. The official test of these ma-
chines has not yet been held. Two of the
old cranes, placed out of commission when
the lumber uharl was demolished, will be
set up on the steel wharf.


Over 93 per cent ol the concrete for the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on October 26. being 4 070,166 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately 4.352,563. A
total of 14,235 cubic vards of concrete was laid in the locks during the \eek ending Octo-
ber 26.

Over 92 per c ont of the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at the close of work on October 20 being 1 901,138 cubic yards, out of a
totall of 2,050,000). A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each working
day of the week ending October 26, and i.f the total, fullowu-: and a similar statement for
the work in the Spillway at Gatun Dam is published elsewhtee in this issue:

CoVn'-Tc 'Crio1 PLANT. Al'xiLiARY PL t T.
2 cub'.. irl rriu'-r. ?-.ubiC 4,ard 0 xgrs.
DATE. 2 cubic .r.1 .c .rd xer-. Large Total.
Concj-t, Houir No of Concr t- Hout' No ,jo
i_ li.e .irkc-d I rn.r'' pl.-ed W iurkr.d n-ixs-r -
60 li. ij Lit. -. Lit. Ua. Lu. 1,s
OctoCber 21 . .. I- 60 I 36
0 ot.ier ?.. .1 4. . 148
tL cuter .. 3 2 2 o . ... . .12
OMlCo.br ?4 . 0 22
0 tloberr i 1 e 2 I .14
Odotber 20b 216 3 60U 2 21b
To al .. IJ 1. 4I i I .3 bO0
Fr. iou-. I r'portLed .. . . I. n. 130
GrandJ 1t.l .00_ l.u.1g

Concrete \work in the Inck at Pedro MigULl is over 99 per cent completed. 884.526 cubic
)ards, out of a total of 8.9.8?7, bucket measurement, having been placed at the c!ose of
tuork ..n 0.tober 20. The rccori for each nof the workingg *,a.s of last seek. f[llons:
DAE 2 cuLb c yard n,,u:-rs. j cubic, yr, r nm._r liied LTrge ig
DAiE r -,' r_ d stone. ToLal,
C .ncicEt Hours Nu .f IConcrete Hour. Nn n,
I .I. e t. I A. rk-d m .ra II. i.1l. worked in m er

O0tloner 21
U. iue" r 23
U'll bt O .:'r .
Ocinbt.r 26

Pr-:. ialo 4I Tr pj '-id
Grand total .

CL.. 1 as L u. I i L i5 LA. Ia Ji
tiLt 20 On 19 . 9oQ
2"; 1 i 3 .. 234
S22; 21 :~ 3 : 211
I 342 liu 4 "S I 3A7
2. 22 3. 3 I 2N9
:- 25 i .n 160 427
I 51 141 Sit 3 1 231 I ;47
I .. 4 ,1 8 9; r;9
SI 4 ; I 884.526

O(.:r 0) per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in place October 26. the total amount on that
dat,. l'ing 1.2s4.5U2 cubic ,ard-, bucket measurement, out of a total of approximately 1,412,736. The record for each working day last
VI. i k. 1o1 '. -


DATE. 2 cubic yard r,,xer. 2 cab.c yard mixri. I-cub c: yard rmxer f-cubic yard mLxer. NMiied La'ge Total.
iI ___________________ _by hand slone.
Concrete Hlour 'Nn of Conerete Hours 'N3 of C)ncrietei ioui' No. of Concr-ic llour No of
1I wC.:, I w.irkej. mi ners polced w.,r ed mt-ri' rplceli w Lked mixers placed workCd rLiersi
|C'u j .i 1u. I7s. cu. i s. Lk. 1 -J. ai. is. Lu. 1 .. Cu. Vis.
. [..hl r .. i ? 2n 17 5 .. 41 4 t 2 301 34 00 5 I 1.921
4 r .iL '. .. .1, 392 4 00 1.11 7 lil 2 FO 12 0n 2 14 . .936
i .t'. 1 .t.1 A 314 94 .1 fr' I 110 ri. I 'liNt 12 'O 4 21 .... 1.993
pr .*l-i .; :4 3' vt 8 1: S i ? 1 I 1.1 I i0' 11u 0 4 41 . . 90
S' I 1 4 4 0 194 10 50 2 1 1 Ui 5 I0 .. . 2.050
t. .,. r 1 "**J2 17 I1 62 3 .S'0 I . .. 6 rO 5 40 . 1.790
Tor..,l . bi6 lt0 4 A 5ou 19 50 1 620 4 0.1i I 6 1 45 159.01 4 16 15 ..... ... 11 60
'rei u *.. i ol .ted . . ... . .. .. .. . . .. . . 33 1.272.22
G ra l .. ....... ........ ... ..... 3.693 1.284.502

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October 30. 10 tZ.



Represenratives of Organlzatlonq of Church Wom-
en Meel at Empire.
A missionary convention %tas held at
Empire on Friday afternoon, October 25,
with delegates pre-sent from each organization
of women in the Canal Zune engaged in
church stork. The ladies' auxiliary of the
Empire Christian League. at % hose in\ nation
the women convened, had prepared a varied
and interesting program, giving liberal ,pace
to the methods of missionary work ol tihe
different churches, and the delegates listened
to the papers and addresses %%ith interest.
The chapel was tastelully decorated fur the
occasion Aith palms, potted plants, and
a profusion of bright flowers
Mrs. A. A. Nelli,. the president of the
auxiliary, presided. The spirit of the con en-
. tion was emphasized b5 the presence ol laur
women acti\cly en;aged in mirstonary nork.
These were Mrs larr) Ccmptc n, missionary
of the Methodist Episcopal church of Panama,
and head of the missionary schIAl al that
city: Mrs. Stephen \\tt of Gatun, Baptist
missionary; Mrs. Sobey, widow of the late
Rev. J. H. Sobey. for many ,ears missionary
in Costa Rica and Panama; and Miss Annie
Coope. a suorker among the Indian. in
South and Central America, and the only
missionary who haspenetrated the San Bias
country. The program, which has already
been published in THE CANAL RECORD.
included papers on the teaching of missions
in the Sunday schol,s. missicnar, work in
South America, the women's auxiliary of
the Episcopal church, an exercise illustrating
some of the features of the Hindoo religion,
and piano and vocal solos by the young
girls of the auxil ary. Mrs. Carl H. Elliott,
of the Cristobal Union church led the devo-
tional exercise. Mrs. H. A. A. Smith of Empire
welcomed the delegation, and the response
was made by Mrs. Foriney of Gatun.
Agreeable to the request from the pre-
siding officer, Mrs. Frederick Meats of
Christ Church Women's Guild gave an in-
formal resum6 of the program. classfied under
the title of "The spirit of the convention."
General impressions gathered were: The
spirit of work for others, the elevation of
womanhood by the Christian religion; the
opportunities for character building during
temporary residence in the Canal Zone; the
organization and scientific administration of
the missionary work of the women in the
Episcopal church; the duty of Sunday school
leaders and teachers to teach missions to the
young under their charge, the intolerance
of the Eastern religion, as brought out in the
exercise presented by Mrs. Goolsby, assistcd
by the Misses Marion Blake, Phyllis Kelly.
Juanita Pearson, and Beatrice Cattno; and
the "Personal" missionary effort possible
to all women at home as well as abrcad.
Following the program, refreshments were
served by the Empire auxiliary
The interest in the convention %as such
that plans were spoken of for a second mis-
sionary meeting of like character, tI wo, or more.
organizations to combine in entertaining.
Religious meetings have been held at
different times in the Canal Zone since 1907,
but the Empire convention is the first meet-
ing of women's organization of this character.
Friday, November 1. is the fifth annual
meeting day of the Women's Guild of St.
Luke's Church. Ancen. There will bea service

with corporate communion, and an address
by the chaplain in the chape! at 10 a m.,
and the annual meeting, with an election of
officers,at the residence of Mrs. R. E. Noble.
at 3.30 p. m. Regular meetings of the guild
will be resumed according to the decision
of this meeting

Canal Zone Pytilan L ... ibit.
The Canal Zone exhibit at the Pvthian
Bazaar and State E.xposition, held at Balti-
more from October I to 12, %tas aardEd the
first prize for the most inltereFing display.
The prize consists of a set of sords fur
a lodge altar. The bazaar and exposition was
held in the Fifth Regiment Armory, under the
auspices of the Grand Lodge of Mar land,
with the cooperation of the grand lodge', of
the different states. Its object was to raise
a fund for the erection ol a new building in
memory ol Juscus Henry Rathbhne. the
founder of the order. The Canal Zone exhibit
was placed ina large enclosure.occupying one-
forurth of the s-ace in the hall.and a lecture,
illustrated itith stereopticcn vies., %%as held
in a ruum set asidc fur the purpo.e. Features
of the exhibit were A model If Pedro Miguel
Lock=, contributed by the Govtrnment at
\\ashington, model of Gatun Lock-. Dam,
and _pillwwa ; rebel map of the Canal Zone,
the Canal Zone Rid Cross, showing work
done by the chapter, with vits 01ol the Red
Cross fire relief camp at Colon, in March, 1911 :
di-pldy of pennant_ and collection of %iews,
showing the activities of the Canal Zone
clubhouses; Canal Zone public schools, speci-
mens of work done by the pupils, models
of the equipment course of studies and man-
ual; native hut, full -ize, with cayuco
paddles, tom-toms, pottery, tiger skins, alli-
gator hides, iguana. birds, fiLer, fiber bags
and beaduork; enlarged photographic views
of the cable-ays and Lidgervuod unloadc-rs
at work on the Canal; a display of ivory nuts,
sith views of the various pruoes-es of their
manulatture into buttons: specimens of
hardwoods and views of hardwood timber
lands on the Ba)ano River; cocoa beans,
with the methods of preparing them for the
market; and panoramic view of Panama and
the Canal Zone. In addition, there were mis-
cellaneous colhlctiuns of petrified woods,
fossil-bearing rock, specimens of stones.
carth, shells and wood taken from the Canal,
pearls from Pearl Islands. various books
and pamphlets on the Canal and Pana-
ma, annual reports, and bound volumes of
THE CAN.u.. RECORD. The Canal Zone
Pythian exhibition commitice was composed
of members from each of the eight local
lodges, with C. 0. Jones, of Gatun. as chair-
man Their personal representatives in Bal-
timore \\ere A. V. Dayton of Cristobal, and
J. F. Stevenson of Garun.

Twenty-four Rodger ballast dump cars
have been transferred from the Atlantic
Division to the Panama Railroad Company.

Pilots, Mates. Masters, Engineers. Chauffeurs,
Examinations for pilots, mates, masters,
engineers. and chauffeurs will be held by the
Board of Local Inspectors at the Administra-
tion Building, Anton, on Wedne-day. No-
vember 6, 1912. All applicants for licenses as
chauffeur must secure from the Department
of Civil Administration, Executive Office,
Ancon, forms of application, and information
respecting the filling nut of the same, not later

than the day previous to l. e.iariinarion.
All applicants fur examinatl.in imt.- Ihr pres-
ent at the Administratiun Building at 8 a. m..
with paper- in proper form In addition, each
applicant for chauffturs' licenses mu-t ap-
pear with an automobile and dtinmontrate
ability to operate it.
Ancon Crusher.
The foll.,i ing isa statement of rock crushed
at Anc-n quairy during the seek ending
October 19:

DaTe. tHurs r Cubic
tIork d rnus.
(I..Iol.er 14 7 2n | 9,6
lc.ot-er 15 .. .. 2. .112
(iclot,,-r 16 . 7 55 2.,58
Oc- r s 2. 0
October is 6 43 2 432
Ociob r I-o ..... .. .. ; oi 2 l'J1
ToLal 44 o)1 14 e
Tenpin League Indiildual Aver.ages.
The madiaiuill averag.i in the IsihrTir t renpin
lear ue. a, o0 (C'tLuber 1- were as i-..l'ois.
I Lc.:. Name. Team Gimne, Av.
I Hodg;v ... .-tun .-.- o t
2 Looiii . Lo L ., 6 ]i5
3 Gu-tvoaj.. .. . nL.ire 6 l"i-I
4 La- ... uebr, 6 I "'-
5 S i'ili-Ic. Cut-in 0 a i
o Hulon hnpirre 1; 1-3
7 Barrett... i,tubai 5 1i; 1-J
S-tiri . Empuie b ; u-3
v R..,ie.:k lr .b 3 ln<-1
a0 O.E'i rnun Ip,'
1 I kal..rr Lur. n luo-4
12 t u>r.ng uli- k ri It-4
12 Bullird L ritL l C, tlfN
t t a ou rt.r, lul u r, r 0 Ir,4-
14 LaU ard ... L .ire it-.4-1
Ii Ulbon Lrt-oi.cal 3 163I
I, Srimrn. C Grgun 6 ir,0-2
17 Loucin tr.,ob 5 19)-4
18 kope .. rc-. cona .. .. 6 154
1o Mfngel ... ulebra 6 158-1
20 Phiney .. En-pire 15 -
21 Peterson ... .... atoruZ 6 it-2
22 B urns, tIsiobLI 4 15.-2
23 L oll- troal-.- ..-. 1 's--I
24 -eor son .. Eriii 3 152-1
25 Lo.e 4sortuna 6 151- S
26 king Gor a . 151
27 Loader. Lorol 6 14t-4
28 Annr.son .. C ulibra . 0 144
29 Brodt (orozal 4 143
30 l ilcn . L rozil .. b 141-1
31 \, r.ngamp tC gjna 14uI
32 Simm, k .. Coroarl 2 1S,'
33 Morrnsey .. Gatun 2 .'-l
34 McCoiiaugihe, .tirwjgtini 4 1s I-
35 Dunlop Gorgonai I 115
Tug Senrice to Porto Bello and Toro Point.
Following is the schedule .f Atlantic Divi-
sion tugs in the service bettwern Dock 13 ,and
Porto Bello, and Dock I aniiJ Toro Pint.
31aordays. Tuesday liie,,eu .:, Th rsdays. and
Frulays-Leaise Uu. k i ..t 5 13 -n Irri ,- Porio, Bjlo
ltu m.. retunl,iia l]t : PVtiLO Bellk. 11 i n.in. .a-ne
back I3 at 3 a. n
furinaaus -Leas-e L,-.k 13 at 'a a. in.. ar,.- Fcrto
Bello I a. m reuiindan ltae I'uonu btllo p. in., arrte
p.er No 4. Colon. 4 -ii i-.
Eirry S .ardauy. e. ept Iie firit Satur-aj) jni, iMhe hl h
ol eau mnith n ,dsiin- .10. I-Lj'e Li.k ji .t 2 p. .
amrite Porto Bello 4p in returning. ieahe Pouio Ulio
at 4 p m. arrive at pier No. 4. sLion. 0 in. S lrdn
No. 2--Lcate I.Ock iJ at b p. in r-ri.e Portj btllo
II p. a., returning. leave i'oio B&ill. 12 mida;grt,
arnie Dock 13 al 4 a. m.
aundai3. *mmneiauiiley irouIiPg tht Zuth .if eaL h .rooith,
OIALI-Lea\e Porto Bello 0 a. in.. .ariie Vok I.S at
Mondays, Truedasd. It eauneiays. Thiurs-ia)i. and
FrrAly,. a/ine No I-Leave Djoc-k I 4t n I' a m..
arrive Toro Point I j. rm.. returnrng leave II.',. P %it PI
a. n.., arrive ioc.ck 13 L 3:a d. m I sT .\.. --
Ledve Liba 13at 5 p.m :.rrite Toro- il.in t' i lL. m.
tLJia ireJS.i-,asi. UA. f--Leve Dr-.:k 13 at 12
Doon. ainrive Toro Point 12'.30 p m reLurn,nri. le-ve
Toro Point 12.3iJ p. n.. arrivt- DosL I 1 at I m.
uS."daas5. .tiirnt, ALO. I--Leave Dock I I at I 30
a. n. .arrive Tor Pot-inl 7 a m .t riurning. leae Toro
Point 8 a. m.. arrive Duok I. 3. j mT. .'ajiin.
No. 2-Lease Dock 13 at 4 10p r,.e Tro a inL
5 p. mn returning. leIve Toro .jint i ju Il.. arrive
Dock 13at 6p m
Sund-i ', i iiHn_ N'o I-Lease Do.k I3 at 9.30 a.
In, Arrive Teroe Point IL a m letiir.ing l.vse I -Jio
Pumnt at 1II l 3.m. am ne Dt.-.L 13 at I I a ll. ."ur'lin
No. 2-Lease Dock I i at 4 T p Pm arrive Toro I .nt
5 p. m.. returning. l-ate Taro Point S p. m.. iI,ive
Dock 13 at 5.30 p. Im.



Gain in Membership and Revenues during Fiscal
Sear 1911-12.
On J Line 30, 1912. clubhul,-1-, %uere in oper-
ation at the fullou\ing p.uirits: Corozal. Cule-
bra. Empir(. Gorgo.na. Gitun and Critanbal,
in the Canil Zone. and at Port, Bello, 17
miles along ih': coast
The old Irrce cunsisted of one uLiperin-
tenden:. ,:%,n -ccrc'anc-'. four assistant
s:cretaric-. one chlrk. ten n&ght cecrk-.. six
b-.linng all,'- ar r-ndanrit, iL\ pclruoom at-
tenralanti, and -st.\n barbers
NE Et .Li IE'.T.
During the Lear bot lin_ alles-, locker
ro,_,ms, shoter blahih. and a barber houp tiere
added to the COtru.al clubhouc- at a cost
of about $3,0hUU. thi.rl', greatil in. rea-ing
the efficiency ol tie rork at that piInt.

1911-12 tI10-i I

Total r emberstir.. endof fi.-cui: :
"ar I :* 1"2, I,";;
A,rage nmrri ml mb... T.rJ'i.nt 1.544 i 4 ;
Lairgei muctLL. riip A ., gi n
m nth. .' 121
Snt tileli rmucnmbrtrsi, lot ar.,, .
c. :n mr-.n h I .;1 1.721
Fift,-cight per cent of the gold emriplouF e
living in clubhouse towns, were members at
the end of the fiscal sear.
E1911-12 1910-I
S1911-12 1910-It!

Number ui .-ompjnits. rcini;.
rinrm tie L riivd1 _Lutt-: 7 5
Number of cnit .rJuiicr it gen S5 P65
S.tjil .,oren'rd :ne 20.163 13.828
Nutiib-at i frtri.ainmE-nigt-n
bl '-..il iJ..nl in-.J quoting
Ill. ur. 6 ";
T,Al e.r. i 0S6.; 2 5& ;0s
Amateur cratoriu sucttie-,operatic troupes,
glee club-, mixed choruses. audeiville. and
black face sketches were organized dunng
the pa-t .,car through the effort- of the mem-
bt-rs. cooperating nxith the Eccrtari-es. Alanr
of these' organization- appeared at the various
t.wn, l ai.ng the line.
The oee-kl mt\oing picture exhibitions
have bec.,rme about the mount popular form
of entertainment in the Canal Zorne. A man
is employed to give hi, entire time to these
exhibition-. keel- arc Urdered direct from
the L'nitJd states and a careful selection is
made, rrhich includes t..ca-si.nal educational
Special tournanments r-ert organized among
the clubh.liu-ee. during the ,car. Gold, silver.
and bronze inedaL.-a rreauarded the winners.
and the attendance: v-.a; large. There reite
101.954 lrins t.uIcd,. as aigaiost S.S.'95
for the prL'.ie:u '.ar. 2.a.739 games of pool
and billiards, cre- pla.:.ed as a-.ainnt 211-.710
for the previous N-ar
PFk lt:CAL Ou t. u ATtlL.liC'.
Traiiied ph,.,sical dir,_i-tur. have continued
the policy of ,ing to enimpl. ne the various
forms of e\erci-e must bI nefii.al ro their
health. There ras an atti.ndante c l 15.199)
at gl mitasiuni cla- '- during the 'ear. A
pent.athlon rnm. t ras held at Empire on
February 22. 1I..r thel purpuoe of dtie'Llioping
all-aroundJ athihtt..n. A great diIl i.1 interst-t
wa- dCelopel in the- H-alth Liague, orga-n.
ized fur spreading u:clul knowledge as ito the
proper care of the body The interasso-

ciation basketball and indoor baseball leagues
%ere organized as usual.
The policy of holding religious meetings
and song ervices.at such times as not to inter-
fere with the organized religious rork in the
Zone. was continued. The average attendance
at 214 meeting; was 50(, and the average
attendance at Bible and dis-cussiuon clubs %as
A great deal of minerest mas manifested
in the 4tud. of Slpanish, classes being held in
six clubhouses. The \uork of the literary and
debating soLieties %as of real educational
\alue to the members and a source of pleasure
tu chose wh..m their entertained. Libraries
rane from 000 to 1.400 volumes, according
ti the turtn, ifr,.m which 42,195 books were
\, ithdra, n for hume reading during the Near.
as c. mpartd rith 30.57 for the previous
,.ear. The reading rooms are supplied with
the leading newspapers and periodicals of the
kEFREBE HltT cotulfiSS.
Soft drinks, ice cream, light lunches, etc..
are served on the veranda- of the clubhouses.
The total income from this direction during
the pat fiscal year was $-19,398.05. as com-
pared with $36.421 OS for the previous year.
Various committees are appointed from
time to time b\ the secretaries as occasion
demands. There are committees on bortling,
pool, and billiards, membership, entertain-
ments, etc. Important work was done by
the visitations- of the sick committee, who
made 3,844 calls on hospital patients during
the year.
Boys from 10 to Ib years of age are allowed
special piivileges. in the clubhouses. The
secretaries endeavor to arrange several out-
ings during the %ear, and so far as possible
guide the activities of the boys into safe
and helpful channel;. The total member-
ship on June 30, tLas 146.
F Mi A% CE.

1911-1.. 1910-11.

Diiburemn-trL from Corn-
mLiti.n iand; S 50.565 61 $51.193 90
D, burrnene i Iruoj dlub-
Iouc undi 114.732 0- 81 510 5t
Revcir.l- L onr thr i':" S 11s S i St. 91 ;23 ;6
Nec bala n., June 31i Ift'ii :4 11 94q 20
The financial management is in the hands
of an ads\i-ory committee appointed b\ the
Chairman and Chief Engineer, consisting of
Mr. IH. A. A. Smith, Examiner of Accounts.
Mr. Joseph Bucklin Bishop S-cretary of the
CLmminsion, Major H A. Brown, Chaplain,
U S A., and Mr. A B. Dickson, Superin-
trendent of Clubhouses. The general super-
vi-ion of each clubhouse is in the hands of
an Executive Coun il appointed by the In-
ternational Committee of the V. M. C. A.

Band Concert.
S,-on-er- 'Aif tbe giren L., the sthminian Canal Com.i
n., ..:.nr B.nd it Gitun C .. on Sunday Norenmber
Sii t. Ui The pr-gTrsn ollou-:
I. Marc,- p,,i .r In ,i ,pi-dru' .. Holiman
SSe lc ori-. iI- The J ai .... CGelest
. Inl *.rn-ez oZ3-)F-.iOin .iiiLimle Morel
4 i,' rciitre- Le P ir eau Ler., Herald
5 I'iopulr .ong-4.Irmta Tier II th Me Harris
S 5'altzl.- rin--n'.ind I telm Rolsas
"7. al Bh.io'etsq .c Dvorak
Ibi La Pa na .P1r -lier
8. PoPulir medl:e> -- Hfa,' 1litu Clark
9 MNarhb- un t K. |i, I- fllof
CHI S E JEsiGS. autil Di,pm.
The next con.'er will be given at Corozal. No-
'ember 10. at 5 i. um.


Past Few Months Show Decrease in Number of
Patients Admitted.
The number of pati-nits admitted to
Taboga Sanitarium for convalescence during
the three months, following the close of the
fiscal year 1912, was leas than the number
during any similar period since January 1.
1908. The American occupation of the sani-
tarium began in September, 1905. From
July I to October I, 1912, the daily average
number of employes present as free patients
wa, 45.057. The daill average of pay patients
during that time was 22. A record o' the
number of patients received at the sanita-
rium during the calendar years since 1905,
Da.J.s :.sr Nur-.ber Nuntber
ea of o ol non Total
,mo io. tOe7. errpoi es. parties.
*100 1.2; 228 1.49
Iv07 38 45 2.0 201 313 2.413
90S 5 24 26 2. 3 11 3.584
1900 5v ;8 2 ;06 657 3.363
1010 66 32 3 191 761 3.952
1911 58 92 3 02 ;23 3.725
11912 4-i 39 1 )5 914 2.869
Total.. 1;.018 1 4.387 I 21.405
*No record for February. 1r06.
tJanuary I to September 30.
The reduction in the number of free patients
has been due to a decrease of cases requiring
recuperation at a sanitarium, in conjunction
with greater strictness on the part of hospital
physicians in interpreting requirements, in
the interest of economy.
A spray pump has been furnished the
sanitarium for treating with larvacide several
spots at which water seeps from the hills
above, and it is hoped practically to eliminate
mosquitoes from the grounds of the in-
stitution. The drainage was effective for the
topography, but breeding has been discovered
in several puddles of adventitious origin.
Among the species of mosquito which the
sanitary inspectors have found at Taboga,
there has never been an anopheles, of
which, several subspecies are the second-
ary hosts in the transmission of malaria.
The stegomyza, or yellow fever mosquito, is
frequent, but there is no record of yellow
fever on the island during the American oc-
cupation. By far the most usual mosquito
at Taboga is the harmless black culex, which
is found along all seacoasts of tropical and
tt mperat. countries.
Copper guards have been placed on the
pillars supporting the sanitarium storehouse
to prevent the passage of insects and rats.
On top of each concrete base, not less
than two feet above ground, was placed a
pan, made of a rectangular sheet of copper,
bent slightly downward in all directions and
turned upat the edges, with the joints sold-
ered. The wooden pillars rest on this. The
pan extending about a foot on all sides forms
a projection over which rats cannot climb,
while crude oil around the edges, prevents
the passage cf insect-. The steps of the
storehouse were set on a separate base, with
a space of several inches between them
and the building. Since the adoption of
these protective devices no rats or crawling
insects have been seen in the storehouse.

Launch Service to Taboga.
rae acamwer Sauindd leaves abe Jredge landing at
Balboa at 9 o'clock Tuesday. Thursday. and Saturday
morni.ngs 'n the return trinp it arrives at Balboa
about 4.30 p. m., in time to make connection tar the
5.25 tran at Panama.

Vol. VI., No. 10.


Odober 30, 101.:?. THE CANAL RECORD

Description of Future Facilities at Atlantic and
Pacific Enrrances.
The permanent facilities at the Atlantic
and Pacific entrances to the Canal uill include
the following projects-
The piers for commercial use at Balboa will
be built at right angle, to the asi oul the Canal,
with their ends abut 2.650 feet from the cen-
ter line of the Canal thanncl. The- will be
about 1.000 feet long. and 200 feet wide. %ith
300-foot slips between and \uth landings for
ama!l boatsat the head of each slip for the full
width between piers. The construction of one
pier only sill he undertaken at fir.t. The old
French steel whar., about 1 000 feet Inne will
be retained for some time in Ihe future, for
commercial purposes
Two wharves and one pier are thunder con-
struction at Cristobal. behind a mole and
breakwater, built out from shore toward the
Canal channel, and parallclird the boundary
line between Canal Zone and Panamanian
waters. An article on these docks, including
their superstructure- and cargo-handling ap-
pliances, was published in THE CANAL
RECORDof Octnber 16. 1912. Primarily, these
docksare to meet the commercial requirements
of the Panama railroad, but should there be
enough traffic after the Canal is completed to
justify it, four othcr pier,. each about 1.000
feet long. and 209 feet wide. with 300-foot
slips between, will be constructed.
The main drydock uill be situated at Bal-
boa. and will be capable of accommodating
any vessel that can pass through the Canal
locks. It sill have a usable length of 1.000
feet, a depth over the keel blocks of 35 feet at
mean sealevel, and an entrance width of 110
feet. The entrance will be closed by miter
gates, similar to tho'e used in the locks. The
drydock will have a rock foundation, and its
sides will be lined with concrete. Its equip-
ment will include a 40-ton locomotive crane,
with a travel on both sides.
For vessels of smaller type. an auxiliary
drydock will be built at Balboa. in lieu of the
marine railways originally contemplated. It
will have a usable length of 350 feet, a width
at entrance of 71 feet, and a depth over the
keel blocks of 131 feet at mean sealevel It
will be provided with a floating cai-,on. The
40-ton locomotive crane on the main drydock
will be utilized for this dock also. The work
of providing space for these drydocks, as well
as for the new shops, is now under way. and
requires the excavation of about 300,000cubic
yards of material from the northwest face of
Sosa Hill. The excavated material is used in
filling the site for the shops and terminal yard.
On the Atlantic ,ide, it is proposed to retain
the old French drydock at Mount Hope.
which has a usable length of 300 feet. a width
at entrance of 50 feet, and a depth over tht -ill
of 13 leet at mea., sealevel. It was the opin-
ion of the board in charge of the dock proj-
ects, that the commercial requirements in
sight would not warrant the construction of a
drydock at Cristobal capable of accommoda-
ting large vessels, in view of the building of a
drydock at Balboa. to which any large vessel
on the Atlantic side could be taken and re-
turned, in case it was found necessary to dock
it for repairs.
The plans contemplate furnishing vessels

with fuel. fre-h water. and supplies ofal! kinds.
The main coaling plant Aill be -itliated on the
north end of the island, oppo-ite dock No. II,
Criatobal. It will be capable of handling and
storing 200.000 tons of coal with a po-.ible
increase of 50 per cent One hundred thou-
.,and tons of the total normal storage is
subaqueous. Tl-e plant will have railroad
conncn;un with the mainland ,-ver a bridge
ol the ba-cule t pe. which uill cro-.s the
French canal at a point about half a mile
southof the Mount Hopedrydock The pre-
liminary work on this plant has been begun
by the Panama railroad.
A -ubidiary coaling plant will be situated
at Balboa at the outer end of the 'outhca-.t
approach nail of the dr dock. having a front-
age of 500 feet thereon adapted for discharg-
ing ve-sels. This plant sill be capable of
handling and storing 100,000 tons of coal,
with a possible increase of 50 per cent. Filty
thousand tons of the total normal storage is
In addition to coal facilities will be pruvi-.
ded at Cri-.tobaland Balboa for uppl ing ship-
ping. and the Canal works. with fuel oil. In
line with this plan four steel tanks of 40.000i
barrels capacity each, have been contracted
for recently in the United States. A briel
description of these tanks was published in
THE CANAL RCORPD ol October 9 1912
The main repair shops will be built at Bal-
boa, and are de.-igned to maintain the follow-
ing equipment:
1. Lock. spillway, and poacr plant ma-
chinery. 2. after r and land equipment re-
tained for the maintenance of the Canal.
3 Rolling stock and equipment of the Panama
railroad. 4. Mechanical apparatus connected
%ith the coaling plants. fortifications, cold
storage plant, wviielcss stations, etc. 5. The
making of repairs, etc., required by commer-
cial vessels, and by private individuals
and corporations. b. The making of such
repairs as may be required by %cssels of the
United States Navy.
The approximate floor area of the principal
shop buildings will be, as follows:
Building. .A.ea

Machine, erecting. and tool shop .
Forge shop .... ....
Steel storage shed . .
Boler and shiprters'" shop .
General storehouse .......
Paint hop .
Car short,
Planrig mill. carpenter. and c.artirn jh:p
Galianuing .hop
Lumber and eQuiprent itore hedc
Si-el iron. anr br-a3 found ry
Coke shed ... .. ..
Boiler house .
Piitern storage building. .. .
Round houe .......... .. . .
Office building......... ....
Total. .... ....

iSq Ft )
6W 4U0

33 00
? .160

16 06O
t3 :61J

14 4110
24 Oct,

In addition to the above, a number of sub-
sidiary buildings will be errcled. All of the
structures will be of permanent coulitrucrion,
with fteel frames. The .-ide and ends will be
left open for ventilation aid light protection
from sun and rain being afforded by oxer-
hanging sheds.
The main metal working shops, including
machine, erecting and tool shops, the forge
and pipe shop. and the boiler and shipfitters'
shop. together r.ith the shed for the storage
of steel, will be placed end on between the
drydock and repair wharf The general store-
house, foundry, woodworking shops, aubsidi-

Ocober 30, 10.12



ary buildings, and tffre building, will be
built parallel .-. the line ul the drydock and
irter front. n-,irtheast .f the main shops.
T -. lines of railrL.ad train k- will extend past
each end ol the main metal working shops,
andl one track [hrougli their center. The
main -h..[,- mill be prided with overhead
tra~jing crane- the crane runways being
tiLindcil thrLIugh each end of the buildings
over the railr.,adl tiarks. As far as possible,
the rirreset mat hincr will be utilized in the
n,.i -hcop- All IjI it i ll be electric driven,
including burh Fmividtail aind group drive.
It i. pr.,pu-,ted to retain he drydock shops,
for making repa.:r-. n r h.- Atlantic side, until
-ufficient expirinrce is had to determine the
extent and character l rc pair facilities neces-
sa ry.
For the handling of the ,t l'k gate leaves, as
sell as for otherr Canal requirements, andcom-
mrrcial and general wrecking purposes, one,
or [uo, poiriful t. aring cranes will be pur-
chased. For handling te-. stls of the largest
.ize at Cri-t.bal and Balboa, two high
poser haibur tius %ill lbe provided, and for
the transportation of coal luel oil, and fresh
afterr aloncide oif ~tl,.. a -sufficient number
of bairget- and lighters mill bc placed in service.
The sted- bainc:. now i, u.-e by the Canal
Cr.mmii--ion, an be used to good advantage,
alter the nrce-_a;ry modifications have been
made, in the Large and lighter service. A
tender for pas-ernger- and mail will be fur-
nished at each terminus also, provided the
business justific it.

Canal Zone Rifle Club Shoot.
The second monthly shoot of the Canal
Zone Rifle Club for the Garlington medal was
held at Pedro Micucl on Sunday, October 27,
eleven men conte-ting. The day was very
unfavorable to good shooting, but the scores
mere five per cent higher in average than
at the pre,.ious meeting. Mr. Blaisdell of
Pedro lMigucl son the match, with a score
of 85, the best record made so far in this
Qualification -hooting at 1,000 yards for
the expert course. Class C, War Department
course. best out of 50. held on October 13
and 27, resulted, as follows:
lurt.snfiiin. Score.
Kennnd,. .J....... 43
BloureIt I .......... 43
Ferr ....... .. 42
Grc ne .... ...... 41
SIra .......... 41
Hai r,- .......... 40
.I0.1n .......... 38
T ri. r .......... 35
The club has qualified to date eight ex-
pertn., five sharpshoters, and six marksmen,
out of a membership of 25.

Walter Frost a citizen of the United States,
employed in the Departrr ent of Construction
and Engineering at Paraisr.. died in Ancon
H spi al cn October 24. aftcr a month's ill-
ne-s. He wa- 23 )'ars of age, single, and
had been on the 1-thmu- tr years, coming
here from Venezuela. w here he was born. He
is survived by hi- mother, Mrs. Julia Frost,
living at Cristohal.
The death uf R E Cl11i., father of Messrs.
Gerald and Glen Bil:s of Culebra, and Mrs.
C. P. HotTman of Arn n. occurred onOctober
28. at his hi me in it:.man N. Y. Three
other children all daughters. residing in the
United States. survive him.


Vol. 17., N). 10.


A Total of ICO.OO for Canal Zone Distribution
Thi, kesr.
--v ^ ^ T'he annual consign-

? / iS mentf ked CrossChriQt-
-- -I nia_ steals has been re-
C oIed tb ithe Canal
Sr..i'ne Chapter, and the
5 \\ *M -tanips a:e noulo on sale.
<' The marna be purchased
.v-.-v rrum n ihe oltics out the
di-trirt .IatLi.,- Lrrs in each village and
at the Commission tlubthuses. The National
Society was so impresed.J b) the aJuccess of
the local chapter in the sale ol these :tamps,
last year, when 45.757 \sercdipoaed ol, that
it has increased the allotment to 11O.U06U)
To dispose of this number ,ill require hard
work by the Red Lross mt-mbcrs and the
generous cooperation of the public. The
stamps sell for one cerrr ea'h., .nd the entire
proceeds are devoted to ihe isork of carrying
on the campaign against tuberculosis. Only
12, per cent of the proccL.J from the sale
in the Canal Zone is sent to the National
treasury, the balan e being used for the
benefit of those on the Isthmus suffering
from the dread dirca-c. Cases assisted
from the former sales are citcd, one being.
that of an American,% hu left the Isthmus in a
scrlouisconditiun. He is nov in a sanitarium,
and his condition it greatly improved. Sev-
eral silver emplo)e h.a\e been assisted,
including a janitor isho has bcen in the serv-
ice for many years, and. %who. with his
family on his hand;. was practical) destitute.
In 1911, a woman b auxiliary for the sale of
these stamps was organized. with NMrs. C. A.
Devol, as chairman M rs. Devol was assisted
by the women's organizations throughout the
Canal Zone, and it s'.ld 30.000 stamp'. It is
proposed to raise thi. number to 50.000 for
the auxiliary department of the Red Cross.
effort this year. In order that the effort may
be successful, it is de-_ired that each organiza-
tion place an order with the auxiliary
chairman at Culebra as early as possible, for
as many stamps as can be di-pno-d of. A
liberal purchase of these seals is urged, as the
major portion of the money received from
their sale will be used for Canal Zone relief
cases. Communications requesting general
information may be a'ldre..ted to A. B.
Dickson, Secretary, Canal Zone Red Cross
Culebra, C. Z.

Diplomatic and Consular Corps.
The following corrections should be noted
in the list of the Diplomatic and Consular
Corps credited to the Government of the
Republic of Panama, published in THE
CANAL RECORD of October 16:
Panama-Antonio B Aacio. Charge d Alaires and
Consul General. Juan LErnman Lronul
Colon-Ernesto JaJIarridlo As i .e Conrsul.

Supplies or the Canal.
The following steair.'s with suE-tr-es H orn ihe Tith.
mnian Canal Commssion arrit-d ati the port. ul Balboa.
Cristobal, and Colon luring tie tveK encdiing October
Cily of Para. October I* from San Francrico, nith
41 bales dredge sleeves ior AtlantiL DisiLun
Clyde, October 20, from Nt \ nr rk. ,th Is pa.cka-
gea track material, for supertintnient of vret tion
Tieres, October 20. ir.jm Nen ork uith five casee
bronze rods for stock; 1 cias electrical mireriral or
sauprintendent of er-tion 22 cass %ire lor Me-.
chanical Division.
AUian'a, October 21. from New Vork with 8 "case
wire cutters, 10 cases babbitt mLDal, 250 cases soap

powder. 15 cases rubber hose, 8 bales rubber hose. 67
rases candles, for stock. 529 crates tile slabs 14.500
hollow brikL. for Panama Railroad Company: 7
c-asa pump machinery. for superintendent ot erection;
23 bahir-i fire briLk, one box fire brick, for Atlantic
Dnii ion. 4.; cases sheet copper, for Daiion of Fort-
ificationi, and a raiscellaneous cargo, the whole con-
sisting of 15.421 packages, weighing 267 ions.
ZueaaJ October 23. from Neiw York. with 6 cases
cable hangers. ior Panamaj. Railroad Company, 96
c.,sesf leCti-I] materLEl. for Tuperinterdend of erection .
Ali..ds;ca OLtober 25. from New Orleans, witb
ISO pieces castings. 40 bundles castings. 290 tons
pig iron 2..5ti p leaes lumber. lor Mechani.al Dn ton:
4:.b alt-s rice straw. 812 piFeces lumber. 185 pieces
piling. rIOT ,LoL. 1 601 bag4 cement plaster. 50 barrels
cement Flaiter lor ['anamn Ralioad Company.

The loLAl value of material received during the
month of Sptemnibex was $885.054.bS. diStributed.
as follows:
Mount Hope iSlocki $360.776 09
AiL nti. DFlaion .. ...... 18314 SO
Pachic ii. sion .... ..... 62.333 99
Mecxhan.cal EL ision 51 151 34
Sarinari Department.. .... .. 7.124 95
CL'ie Eniineer ....... . . 1.35 38
Supernntrident of erection . 252.341 68
Dision of ortrnatiions. 13.4;9 71
P.anama Railroad Lompany.. 114.309 26
Total ................. .... $8 5.054 85
The material came forward in 24 steamers. the total
weight of cargo. exclu;.se of Iumnbei and piling. aggTe-
alingn 14 jiS laons. Some oa the more important items
revrived v ere. as follows. ib4.592 feet B. Mi. yellow
pne luambs:.. ;7.937 feet B. NI white oak lumber.
168.62, bar rcis cement. 30000 casts di namite. 3046
pieces pilirg. 1 040 Ions iteel bass. 700 Lona lock ma-
cirnery. 250 tons Stri ctural steel. 450 tons steel for
emergency dams. 430 drums oils. 550 cases oils.
2.151 bars ingot copper, 1.451 bags oats., 245 pieces
Steel pipe.

Rainfall from October I to 26. 1912. Inclusive.

STAPedro IO. I 8 2 9

R Gao. a. -
Pltir Sfeiron- Ins. Ins.
Armcon 3 40 12 12 37
Balboa .. .. 3 12 11 06
riraflores. .. ..... 22 22 10 27
Pedro Mie ..... 1 78 26 8 96
Rio Grande. ... 1 76 26 7.4-1
Ileborga .... .. 2 26 8 16
Camrn.li .... I S 0 5 37
Emnpire .. .........2 I0 20 10 1i
rains Brook. ... 2 07 20 1 19
JCoua ..... .. 2 0 20 120 0
.NluijIel. .1 ... .. ..... I t6 14 0 ;2
*Gorgona . . ... 2 05 15 11 19
*rndariul- ra 3 6 ge- 1read s 12
.Mr.rIte L ino. 2 10 16 13 Q6
Autma age at ed t -un-
Gaun ght to m2.04 7 11ber 25.
Bro Stages Brook............ .35 21 12Char 6
Cok.ln 26 20 12 75
Porto Belo..... . . ...2 98 1 1 14 01

*Sltundar.j rain gsge-readings at 5 r m. dafl.
AutomaitC rain gage at nstalrred SatoWas--values
midnight Lo midnight. ITo 5 p. m.. October 25.

Stages of the Chalres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight. Saturday. October 26, 1912. All
heights are in feet above mean sealevel.


Sun. Ottub,.r 20 112 0 96 1 52 4 50.2
lIon October 21 .. 131 I 96 4 53 2 50 8
Tues October 22 130 4 95 8 51 0 51.4
Wed Octobtr 23 130 3 95 8 53 0 51 8
Thdri .CCLober 24 127 9 94 0 52 4 52 0
If rictoher 2 22 2 t 5 i2 4 52 2
Sat. O tober 16 130 7 96 0 53 2 52 4
Height of low water to
nearest foot. ..... 125 0 91.0 44 0


Chief Accountant. Central Dhtisan.
EMPri.RE C. Z October 21. 1912.
Effective this date. Mr R K. Booth is appointed
r,,ef accountant. CLeaial Division. vice Mr. W. M.
McCoy. resigned.
D. D GAILLARD DirriFon Engieter.

Discontinuance of Pay Certificate Car.
EMPiRE. C. Z October 21. 1912.
Effective %ith the November pay period, the Central
Divinirn pay Lertlritate car. thlch is now run with
thep3s train. till be ducontinued. It %till be necessary,
therefore. for Lentral L I.ion. employes to sw-ure
their pay trtiricares from the different timekeeping
offices. from the men sent out from auth offices to
deliver pa crrtifcates on the .orL, or from the dif-
ferent yard otLe-s.
D. D G[il LARD. Divison Engineer.

Assistant Chief of Police and Prisons.
AO' .. C. Z.. October 15. 1912.
Inspector Andre% G. btlknap. Zone police, is. v.ith
the approval o1 [ie Head of Department of ( iial Ad-
mininltration -iLpointed asis-tani cl.Il of Li -aJon ol
Pusie and Pr-ons. elleltie Uctober 15, lIl2.
He will be ubeyt-d and reepetird JCLordingly.
C. W. B iKs.ER.
cluel 01 Delson oJ Polnu and Preasos.

Sailing of Steamships "Adiance" and "Ancon."
On account ol r.c.t:,sayJ repairs. the steamship
AdIlUdSe will be unable to li \ve Ne VYork. as per puD-
Lished sciedlile. on Utouber 26. and thE date of sailing
IS rot klj-noion dat thl Itime.
Tne st .anihiD 4 d us il! leas e New Vork on October
28. and wall sad Irous Li.tuobal on or about Novem-
ber 10.
Information is des.red from those employes who
have engiagrJ [passaL lor them.-Jtes or families on the
steamsti.p AarT.ne. ai heouled to iasl irom Lristobal on
November i. wheLher they vi3n their reservaUtana
changed to the A.4ion, saihng about November 10.
By diectoun of the Chairlni.n.
C. L. iMcil.AINE. ChiefClerk.

Misdirecled Letters.
A;.coN. C Z.. Octobu 30, 1912.
The foUowing in.u;.icently addressed letters. origi-
nattin in the IL iated ~U.Lta and iLs possessions. have
bee-n receLved 10 the otnice of the LDirector of Posts
and ma, be secured ilion re.ueat of the addressee:
Agaord. Joqeph Martine. Ainstlmo
bailing. Ljeo. A. NCLse. Mrs. G.
Bayren F tred tNithel. Nirs. Eaile 0.
Beresford. Mrs. Geoige Noel. bhuJby
Boyle, EdAardl fratt. Alexander
Butler. W H. & Co. Quinn. Patri. J.
Lbhaitersi. Ailrew %2 kheed. Hugh
Colleir. 1% ilbur koacr. kant.
Lonovdr,. Join R. S.noul. 1-itdie
Luieton. J L.. Slilton. \\ n. H.
Davis Harry nirntrt. I las C ronnaJeen
LDia3. E. C. anapp B. iM.
iile A M. Slon,.on.A MI (photo)
GarCia. G. SLransky. Irank
Gooding. \',i.iam n 1 cr1i. Lharlea
iill. irs \\v\el. H. Troute L .
Harmu. Nevin 0. \ cLery. iVm. J.
howe. IICIlrert G. \ aiLer Urban
Hutchinson. John lalhher Lous
Jolanson. Miss Mabel i\ mrneld. Jef (2)
Jones. Arthur A.

KITTS-HAWLEY---n September 10. at Fond du
Lac. n'ucnsin. Alberta \'aldo Hauley to Joseph
Arthur KIti C xrr I Zone residc ce Gatun.
HUBBARD-rLIMPTON-On October 27. Flor-
enee lattie Phimpion OI Somnierille. Mass. to Dr.
Wallace Eugene ihuObard ol Boiton in the Union
Church at Lrintobal. Rev. Carl H. Elliot. officiating.
Canal Zone residence. Ancon.
GILBERT -DAKIN-On Saturday. October 26.
at St Lukes Hospital chapel. Ancon the Rev. H. A.
Brown ofic ating. M lrs Be~uie H Dakin to Mr. Park
Gilbert Canal Zone residence. Empire.

Lost-Either in Panama. orma the Tishli. tuo hloel
books and tlo commissary books. charged to James
Welsh and C. B Br"ggs. Finder %wl plesae notify
C. B. Briggs, Gatun. C. Z.


Oaober 30. 1912.



Activities of the Young Men's Christlan Assocla-
The moving picture schedule for the week of Novem-
ber 4 to 9 w.ll be. as follows- Monday'. Gatun: Tues-
day. Empire: WVednesday. Gorgona. Thursday. Cris-
tobal; Friday. Culebra.. Saturday. Corozal.
The annual all-Isthmian tenpin tournament will be
held at Gatun on Monday. Noemher 4 Representa-
tives from all the clubhouses .n the Zone will compete.
Gold and nilher medals will be given as prizes. The
public is cordially ins ited to witness the tournament.
Emploies are in-iied to spend election night at the
clubhouses. Special procranis have been prepared, and
election return a ill be thrown on a screen Consider-
able rivalry is minrleited among the members of the
various local political parties, and the mock elecuons
promise to be closely contested
The sta3d;ng of the basketball league on October 28.
was. as follow s:
Team. Won. Lost. P.C.
Corozal........ .... 3 0 000
Em ;re . 0 ... 000
Gorgona .......... ...... I. .... 2 ... . .333
Gatun ... .. 0 .. 2 .... 000
Cristobal. ................ 0 .... 2 . 000
The satnding of the teams in the bowling tourna-
ment on October 26 was. as follows!
Team. Won. Lost. P. C.
Gatun ....... . ..... 8 4 .666
Cristobal .. .. . ....... 7 .. 5 . .583
Empire. ................. 7 .. 5 . 583
Ci .lebra .. ... . ... 6 .... 6 ... .500
Gorgona ... .. ......... 4 .. 8 .. .333
Corozal............. 4 .. 8 . .333
Saturday night November 2. Gorgoni wl play
basketball with Cooznl on the later's floor.
The results of the Gatian-Corozal game on Saturday.
October 2r. were Corazal 25. Gatun 12. The teams
were linel do as follows
Corosil. Portion. Gortun.
Wright .. Forward .Fitzpatrick
Roberts .. Forward .\hm.ton
Chadoourne ... .. . inter .. Nearly
Porter ... . .. C rd Huber
Morris . . Guard Conley
The Empire bowlers ivow two o0it of thrce games forn
Corozal on the locA. alles a. on Sat.irday niehi. Oitooer
26. CoroaZl boavI at Gatun Saturday night. Novem-
ber 2.
The Spanish clais recr-ied ;ts first regular lesson on
Friday night. Eiphteen men have joined todate.
"'Open house % ill beheld on the ni rt of Hiallowe'en.
Thur--day. October 31. There twirl be a program and
A convention af the "Married Progreasive party'
was hel.l on October 23 Mr. Don Beamai was chosen
chairman. The following candidate( for inhe mock
mninni.ipal election were cho-en. Alcalde. Gerald D.
Bliss: watch -log of the Ire..sury. E. WV. Palmer: dog
catcher E E. Hayei. ilitrict ludge. C. A. Mcillvaine;
superintendent of .,chool.S Mrs A B Dickson. poor
fool insfrector It C Smith. i lercommissioner \\ m
H. Balan. cily engineer. F. G (.lark rhiiet of police.
F. T. Do-igherry. pros-._uring attorney. Bernard
Be:kerl-g.e. ov.;rseer of the poor. N. W. Pronger.
board of allermen. W.J Conneely. Mr. J NIM Hepler.
MIrs. D. II1. Beaman. board of councilmen Frank R.

Woodman. G. A. Jones. D. E. Hill and G. R. Rames..
The platform was read and adopted.
The convention of the Independent Party was held
on Monday night. October 28.
A torch light procession will be held on Friday night.
November 1. headed by a band. A rally will follow.
at which speeches will be made by the candidates. All
are invited.
A program it being arranged for Tue-'day night.
November 5. to be held in the second story of the
schoolhouse. A special telephone wire will be inst aded
for the purpose of receiving election return,. spe:j.al
moving pictures have been arranged for. and a mock
election willbe held for both presidential and municipal
officers. Other features will be added, and refreshments
will be served. Everybody In Culebra is invited to
In the match game of bowling on Saturday evening.
October 26. Gatun won two out of three games with the
local men.
On Saturday. November 2. Empire will pLay at
During the past week. the four leading political
parties of Empire have organized and at a joint rati-
fication meeting, held Tuefday night. October 29 the
parties presented their platforms and c iniirdate. The
election will take place on Tuesday. November 5. Polls
will be open from 7a. m. to 8 p m. at the Empire ilub-
house. Ladies are invited to take part in the election.
The boys' outing for Saturday. November 2. will be
to the Las Cascadas plantation .
The basketball game between Empire and Gorgona,
played at Empire. on Saturday October 26 was won by
Empire. Score: Empire 21. Gorgona 16. The lineup
was. aS follows:
Gorgona Empire.
Sterns .... riehtforward .. Rowan
Londes ..... left forward King and Sawrer
Chritenson .... center .... H. rHlet
Caruenter. .. rih guard ..... Greening
Helty left guard .Miller
On Monday night. October 21. a big political rally
wus held at which all candidates for the mock election
were introduced.
There w-a a big political parade of all pirlies on
the night of the 29th The Tenth Infintir-, band
furnished music.
A H jllo.e'en qo:idl will bt hell on Thursnay evening,
October 31. Everybody is invited
On Monday evening October 2 represenLativesof the
various political rart;es met at the clubhouse and or-
ganized a genera! comnmilte of arrangenenti to conduct
a political campaign and election in Gatun under the
auspices of the V. NI C. A. On Tuepsdas evening. 0-
tober 22. the Republi-an and Progrv-sive parties held
their national and city conventions On Wedne-srIay
evening. October 23 the Demoa-niti party held iit
convention. The Socialists Lonm mention wasa leld oni the
evening of October 29. The election will be held on
November 5 The following nominations have been
made for mayor of Gatun Republican, NMal. Geo NM
Hoftfnan, Deumocr-atic W B Childers Progresane
Dr F.G Farmer: Socialist Geo A. Brte.
The following m-n have entered the pocket billiard
tournament for which ga-ld and silver medals w-Il De
given as prizes- Messrs. Dewey. \ urster M.11-er,
Cheeks. Bailey. Coleman. Courter. Quinn. Eggleston.

Bellringe-r TownTiley Kerruih leIrie. Denn':.G-mble
Myer. Bethea Lu>kev.
The Sunhine Society i ill gte a Halloic''.n .aidl
at the :lubrhouse on Thuriday estiTinc Oi:tort -r 31
On October 2.. the memb-rshp of il.- G-tun V MI
C A reached the high waire mark Et 135 A campaign
for 500 memribrts i; under con.uderatic.n.
A .-ordi.l in station extended to all iho'e ssho find it
Inronertnicnt o attendd the evening g, naisium claaes.
to joIn the clal.t uhich mr-ets IsA.e a veek al 5 20 p m.
On Stuiir1 night. th- lo.':al bowlers t-ook twao out of
three ginmes fr.:.nim e Gorgona team Ub the follo..ing
Goigona. Cristobal.
King 126 150 I5s Barrett 139 170 130
Shir-e . 103 Sir-inp 146 i3 175
Arnold IH0 Il. C..IIin; 151 1ro0 1 8
S.tns 10 21t It0) Blillird . 10 I 1It tIy
Sioehr. 14t 143 I'1 Louch 151 15S Io3
Roper .. 1S4 169 191
Total . I;0 R l8 876 ;i. '20 AS12
During the week ending* Orlriber 26 the folklring
high s-:ort f ere rm de oni tlhe lo-, aile i.
Durtfins-Burn. W 105 105. 101. W\eston. 109,
Bullard 105. Herrington. inS: Smith I11'. Bll 1100,.
Marquez 10? 102 Il1, Barret. 10t6. Landers. ll2;
C. Cotton 100 and iMr.. W Rurn. 116. Teipin-
Col'int 304 201. 308. Barrett. 214; Peterion. 20;.
C-an llr.ini-Landers. 123.
On Nlonda'\ night October ?1. the manthli "Nar-
ried FolkI diickpin tournament was held. vith the
following result :
Team I 2 31 Total.
1. Mr. anti Mr. W Burn 139 1-1 It1 ill
2. MIr and iMr Bell 1tv- II 1 .5 502
3. MI r. and Mrs BRrre-ll It.5 Ir65 13 4. 5
41. Nir nnd NIM N i iron tlo:' 1 It.) 4;4
i. Mr .n.1 Mrs Cotntn It. 14ti I o 4;3
n MT an-i ,lrt LLr..1er- I ; 1'i I11 IQ
7. NIT a.nl 1Mr Bull rd 2r, 16i 150 441
The next ".'MI ti. Flk tonrrmer,nt r ill bt- th-ld
on Na*.eniber ?1. Len the fir-it ad sea.-.nd r.rue will
be Thank-;iiinge urkeys
On M-ionday n glit! n.mtnilhne rcont enion i- held
to noninarce offi ers for thi- IIial elerli...n v .i.:h %ill be
h-ld on Tue-djv Nitsemh.-r 5 in toinrrt n ulat, 1
stra-s h ll.t-i ui ith. N.Nti.a l i tl.'k t. All l..ic Airer.-
c ,-a oter 1.S4 veir, l' .ic i ill u. liLil.lr I .. .iL Iliura
I'or b illoti m til h ,- Iram r p iim To i11' p nfi L -i.i.es
from 6 to 5 p. rn. Trie ion Ir-cal r r1ii ru ni.nc m di-
due- are thie I. C C "'nd] P. R R Nonnarr.Leia rnd
members ae 0 -1.one IL- s,.te and Lrar il.e letuins
(Ioon tie United Stare[.

Tide Table.
The f.allowing tlble sl.o s the ima- of l.ch and low
tide at Panama fc.r the '*eek cncing N,. veimb-r t. 1912.
(iLth meirdiarn tinei.

DrIC. Iligh Low High Ltou High
A l A.NM A NM P 1 I' \1
Ortob r 11 I' 4n 6 t t 1 II' I
Noitmher I. i I 31 ; 2 7' S 10
No enit.r 2 3 3 3 t I5 -S I 5
NuvsmL.fr 4 I 3 4-. i o 4 4 It I(1 3'
Notembrer 4 01 II t 3 11 48
i I: M
o,'enibLer C 0 1 I
Noteml ei i r i ; 1 I .



Supplement No. 2 to current Time Table No. 12.


Work Daily
nights except DAILY.
only. Sunday

67 1 65 63 61 59 57 I 55 53 51
P.M.'P.M. P.M P. M. IP. M. IA. M. A M. A.M.I A.MNI
10.50 7.30 I 5.35 1 50 12.30 10.30 7.45 6.35 5 25
...... 7.35 5.40 I 55 12 35 10.35 7.50 6 40 5 30
...... . .5 45 . ...... ... ... . . 5.33
... . . .- 5 .50 .... .. ... ..... ..... ...... 5 10
1.05 I 7.45 5 55 2 05 12 45 10.45 8 00 6 50 5 45
P.M. P. M. P. NM. P. NM. P. A. A. M. A. N.I A. NM. A. M.
67 65 63 61 59 57 55 3 51

Leave. Arrive.
Big Tree
Big Tree

Arrive. Leave.


SDalh Work
DAILY. .Asecpt nglils
Siund'y onit.

50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68
A.M A. M. IA NI A M. A I. P. M. IP. P NM P. N P. \I.
s.---- s IT ... :-- ---t 3 i-- --
5.35 6.20 1 7.30 10 05 II 25 I 25 i 5 2 6 3ni $ 35 II JO
.... 6 1 . .. .. . I 6
. .... 6 10 i 6 . ,
5 25 6 05 7 20 90 55 1 15 I Ii 5 10 IX
5 15 6 (00 7 15 9 50 11 10 I 10 5 ('5 6 10 S 20 II 15

A. M. A M. A NI. IA NI. A. .1. P. NI. P. NI. P MI P. MI. P. M.
50 52 54 I 56 58 60 62 64 66 68

Nole--Trains 65 and 66 daily, except Sunday. Trains 67 and 68 only on night Balboa Docks work. Non. 50 and 51 meet on double track berseen Big Tree and
Wye Switth. 51 to be given preference.




Vol. VI., No. 10.


The commissaries are open during the following
Cr Stobal. 8 i m. to 12.30 p. m and 2 to 7 p. m.
Balboa, & a. im to 12.30 p. m anrd 2 10 to 7 p. m.
Ancon, 8 a. mT. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 6 p. inm.
Al others 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.. and 3 to 7 p.m.

Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning Nove.mber 1, 1912:
Mutton-Stewing per pound................. 6
Shoulder. neck trimmed off (4 pounds
and outri. p-r pound. ... ... 9
Entire forequ3rticr lnot trimmed. 10
pounds and oieri. pel pound 8
Leg ls to 10 pounds.) pr pound 17
Cutlets, per pound................. 18
Short cut chops, per pound.......... 20
Lamb-Stewing. pr pound 6
Entire iJmrequarter, neck trimmed oH.
per pound........................ 9
Leg (5 to 8 pounds), per pound ........ 20
Chops, per pound.................... 24
Cutlets, per pound................... 24
Veal-Stewing, per pound................... 10
Shoulder, for roasting (not under 4
pounds), per pound................ 121
Chops, shoulder, per pound............ 16
Chops. per pound ......... 24
Loin :or roaring. :--r pound... . .. 24
Cutletu. p-r pound.................... 28
Pork-Loin enops or roast, per pound......... 18
Beef-Suet, per pound...................... 2
Soup, per pound...................... 5
Stew. per pound...................... 8
Plate, per pound...................... 9
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 14
Corned. No. 2. per pound.............. 12
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound ........................... .12
Pot roast, per pound.................. 15
Rib roast, second cut (not under 3J
pounds), per pound................. 16
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound . . ... 18
Sirloin roast. Der cound ............ 19
Rump roast, per pound................ 19
Porterhouse roast. per pound........... 20
Steak, chuck, per pound............... 121
Round, per pound............... 13
Rib, per pound.................. 18
Sirloin, per pound............... 19
Rump. per pound............... 19
Porterhouse (not less then 1i
pound i'. per pound............ 20
Tenderloin (Western). per pound.. 130
Venison flmportdi.>te v per pound .......... 6
Fore-jufter (not under 61
pconuidlj per pound . 9
Rk-k in-ot under 5 Jpounds,.
pit pound 20
Saddle .not under 7, Ibs.j,
per pound.............. 20
Leg (not under 9 pounds),
per pound.............. 20
Chops, per pound......... 24
Cutlets, per pound........ 24
Pate de Foie Gras,. jar ....................... 55
Livers--Bef. per pound...................... .11
Call, each.......................... 60
Half. each...................... 30
Steak Hamburger, pkg...................... 13
Sau..age--- bol ni L..-r pound ................ 11
Frar iiijrier per pound............. 12
Lieberwurst. per pound............. 13
Devonshire Farm, per pound........ 19
Sweetbreads-Beef. per pound................ 30
Eggs, fresh, dozen ............................ 35
one-half dozen only............... 18
Bluefish, per pound . .. ... 15
H libut [r-sh. p-,-r pound ... ..... . 15
Salmon. fresh. per pound.................... 22
FluIt lr-'h. per pound...................... 10
O9l r r,.l-r o rL k . . .. ......... 50
Shadsi, iresn' ea ch .. ........ ........... 50
Roes, shad, pair............................ 25
Chickens-Fancy romAting milk fed, large, each 1,40
Fanuc roitaing, milk fed, med each 1.10
Fancy roitntg. corn fed, about 54
pounds each 1.25
Fancy roiatng. corn led. about 41
pounds, each ......... 1.00
Fowls, each.... 11n 7i). 80,.90... 1.00
Ducks, .3Vestern about 44 pounds,) each...... 1.25
SBroilers, milk ted each . 70
Broilers, corn fed, each . ..... 60
Turkeys, per pound........................ 26
Squab-. each .. ...................... 35
Ct pons each ...................... 2.10
Clucks. blackhead, pair.. ...... . ..... 60
Partridges pair ................ .. 1.30
Gro.He per pair ................... I U1
Pheasants put paji ...................... 1 SO
Ham-German \Ve-itphala. Der pound ..... 36
.Jgar cured tPi r ounul ..... 20
Slice-. per pound ....... 21
H1lt. for boiling per pound. 22
Boiled. per pound ...... 28
Hocks. per pound... ...... 78
Beef.salt family, per pound.................. 12

Pr ice.
Bacon-Breakfast, whole piece, per pound.. .. 25
sliced, oer pound ....... .. ... .. 26
Pork. salt, family, per pound...... ...... 14
Ou tongues. each .... .................. . 1.00
Pigs' feet. pF pound .................... 9
Tongue. per pound ................. .. 18
ButLer-Creamery, special, per pound......... 39
Shffield Farm. extra ancy, per Ib... 46
Cheese- Philadelpha cream, cake ........... 10
Roqueioi. per pound ............. 45
Young America. per pound .......... 22
Swiss per pound ................. 28
Edam. each ........................ I 00
Paimesan. per pound ............... 35
Fdarn, tin ...... ............... 26
Gouda. per pound ....... ......... 10
Milk (Ceer bottle ................. *e 20
Butter. bottle.. ..... ................. 15
Fer-milLac bottle ........................... 420
Ice cream. quart.......... ........ .. .. . 25
1 gallon ....................... .?50
Beets, per pound............ ............. 4
Celery. per head .... . ....... .. 5
Cabbage, per pound............. .... ..... 4
Cucumbers, per pound ........... .. .... 5
Carrots, per pound.................... .. ... ... 4
Lettuce, per pound........ ...... .... .. I5
Onions, per pound .......... .... ...... 3
Potatoes, white, per pound ........ ...... 3
sweet, per pound ........ ...... 3
Peppers. geen. per pound .. ............. 5
Romaine. per pound ...... ................ 10
Squash, per pound.... ....... 3
Turnips. per pound ............ ...... 3
Tomatoes, per pound........................ 6
Yams. per pound......... .............. 3
Apples. aer pound ......... .............. 4
Grape fruit. each....... ... .............. 4
Lemons, dozen .......... . ......... . 24
Limes. per 10)0............. ............. 8in
Plums. per pound.......... .... .. II
Pears, per pound........ ......... ... R
Oranges. lamaica. per dozen......... ... 12
Pineapples, each........ .............. 121
*Indicates reduction from lasi list
**Indicates 5 cents allied 1oi return of bottle.
tindicates advance on last li't
ttFowls weigh each about as followa- 1 ai 4.41.
and 5 pounds. Pri-e are h-oArd accorrimeln when
sizeordered isnot in ato'k npeti hIcIht[ weight ti sup-
plied and refund note .nw i fr diffeir-n. p.
?S.ld only from comminsaries. no orders taken for

Sale of Y. M C Pi tono.
CurEBRA C Z .0 tohber 23 1012
Seald proposals will hbe Teeimd -,I thi: office until
3p.m.. Wednesday. November Ii 1912 and thenorened,
for the purchase of a pr, nn now at the MNI C A.
at Corona. Pilno r-n he.nrr 'r wl i the V N C A.
at Goreona. Fn'el. Ps contlt'nins r.ronnii' -hoiult he
marked "Propr .1l for pirh nr mniinn and ad-
t- aed to Col C A Drf\ .L rChuaf ou.IrIerma.:.=r.
Culebra, Canal Zone. The Government reserves [he
right to accept or reject aii or 1 l id.si
C. A. Decv Ch'rf Oi.rirr'esr.

Saleof Publik Ruildings.
CULRWBA C 7 O,:Loher 29 01.2.
Sealed proposals w'l: be received at 11- office nni'l
3p m..Saturday Novem'her ? illt In. 1hr-en r.rPenl.
for the prl-e.i'- of The fol itwme I-ithmb n Can.sl f',rm-
mips-.,n bt 1.1 nos Oil FrFmn I, tborir. birra. ks Nos.
174 .i I I ,, at Ch',er.-, Canir. Prorr,-al' m i-i be
acco'np1,n -1 Fy c-rri ied rher k. r-a' -offire monsv
order, or gash for five per renrum (ir, or animont hid
F',-.e alop- cnri dining r..opifls .roull be marked
"Pror,'-.al. 1 c., .ur.-'.i.euFl b ildinizer n-,1 urires-ed tn
Col C A De0 OL. Chil Ou-rterm-tier 'uleh-, C..nil
Zone Bulltfings must be removed w thin thirty (0)l
dava f om diae or ilte Successfuil bidders ill be
grir.ted the Commi,ion freight rare over the Panama
r.litro .d on miterail rcaovere. from these huildir es
Thp GovernmFnt reserves the riehr to ar-,Ppt or rein-:i
any or Al brid; For luith.-r infor:naiton apr-' to
Di:tri-:t Quartermaster L-as Ca*cadas Canal Zone.
C. A. DEVOL CAhef Ouartiermastirn

Sale of Surveying Instruments. Compasses. and
Ship's Log.
MOUNT HOPc. C. Z October 21. 1912.
Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Dpot
Quartermaster. Mount Hope. C Z until 2 p. ma..
November 9, 1912. when they will be opened in the
presence of attending bidders. for any and all sur-
veying instrumenl,L. compasses, and ship's log now
on hand in the storehouse for obsolete material These
instruments mia, he seen on any working day betuetn
the hour'a o 7 to I a m. and I to 5 p m .on application
ir. this orffce The right is reserved to reject any or
all bids or any combination of bids Bids must be
sealed and mainly marked: "Proposal to purchase
u.nrv, ing Instruments and addressed to the Depot
"Quartermistes Mount Hope. C. Z.
Actmng Defot Quartermastr


The following I; a hIt of sailing of the Panama
Railroad Sleam'r.ip Comparny. of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company: of the Hamburg-American
Line and of the United Fru.t Company s line-
Ancon P. R R. Monday Oct. 28
Panama ..... ..P. R. R. Saturday.... Nov. 2
Alliance.. ... P R. R.Friday...... Nov. 8
Col.in ... .. .P. R. R Thursday .. Nov. 14
Advance. ...........P. R. R..Wednesday. .Nov. 20
Panama ...... P. R R..Tuesday..... Nov. 26
Alliance ... ... .P. R. R..Tuesday.....Dec. 3
Colon .. .. ..P R. R Monday... .Dec. 9
Advance...... ...... P. R. R. Saturday... Dec. 14
Panama ....... P R. R. Friday...... Dec. 20
Allianrca . .. ...P. R. R..Friday.......Dec. 27
Colon. P. R. Saturday....Nov. 2
Panama. P R Thursday... Nov. 14
Alliance .. .. P. R R. Wednesday..Nov. 20
Colon ...P. R R Tuesday.....Nov. 26
Advance ... P R.R. Monday.....Dec. 2
Panama.. ..........P R R .Sunriay......Dec. 8
Allianca.............P. R R Sunday .... Dec. 15
Colon.... .... P R R Saturday ...Dec. 21
Advance.... .... P R. R Thursday. ..Dec. 26
Panama ... ...P. R R..Thursdav. Jan. 2
Alhxnca. .... ... P R R..Wednesday. Jan. 8
Orotava . .. R. M.... Saturday... Oct. 26
Prinz Eitel Friedrich. H 4 Saturday ... Oct. 26
Carillo ... ......U F.C. Ratuid-y.. Ort. 26
Santa Maria ... U F. C. Wednesday. 11-t. 30
Prinz August Wilhelm H -A Saturday .. Nov. 2
Turiialba ........ 1I F C. Sat.nday Nnv. 2
Metanan ........ U F C WednPeiday Nov. 6
Thiries .... R M saturday Nov. 9
Tluies U F C Saturday Nov. 9
Pr nz Sigimnund H -% Salurday Nov. 9
Zacapa II F C Wednesday Nov. 13
ZCapa .. ..... .... U F C Thurslay net. 11
Prns lon'im . H A Monday Nov. 4
"Snl . L1 F C T.v ;,lv.. Nov. 5
Alnilrinre Li F C. Thursdiy... Nov. 7
Prinor F tel Fn'dr.rh H A Muonit .Nov. II
FC rrlo I' F C. Tira-.le y Nov. 12
Trinr R NM Tuedayly Nov. 12
SinLa MirLa LI F C Thursdiy. Nov. 14
Print August \,ilnelm H.-A Tu.-sday Nnr. 19
T.irri.lha U. F C Tieriay Nov. 19
1etapan 1.1 F C Tnursday .. Nov. 21
Ateni; ..... U F C.Siaturday ...Oct. 26
Heri'ha . I F C WItdnnlday .nct. 30
Pari.mna .. .. U F C Sturdiy .. Nor. 2
Ab.ne.rez .. ... U F. CSiturday Nov. 9
Illredl. LT F C. Wednesday. Nov. 13
Atenas .. .. U F C. Saturday Nov. 16
CarLag U F C. Wednesday. .Nov. 20
Abangarez .. .. U. F C Thursday... Oct. 31
Cartsgo .. .. L F. C Thiuriday Oct. 31
Atenas ... ... ....U. F C. Thursday Nov. 7
Hertdia .... ...... U F C. Thursday.. Nov. 7
Parnsmina U F C Thursday Nov. 14
Panami Rilrt.ad Comp-ins a stesmers sail from Pier
11. Criaohal at I p m.
Royal Mail steamers for Nvw Y'ork on alternate
Tursda's. ait p m.. for Southampton on alternate
Tucsdays at 10 a m.
H-;mbure Amirri an 'teamer? leave Colon for New
York via Kinstion. and Santiago de Cuba. at 2 p. m..
on saying dates.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. leave on Thursdays. at 3 p. m for New Orleans
,,a Limon and Barnros on Thursdays at 2 p m.; ships
for New Vorl %i Kingston on Tut-sdays. at 2 p. m..
and Thursda .s at 2 p. m for Bocas del Torn. on Mon-
days at 5 p. m for Limon. via Bocus del Toro. on Tues-
days at 5 p m.

The following ship arrived at. or departed from. the
port of Balboa during the week ending October ?0o:
Arrivals-October 21. U S S. (olorado. from Nica-
ragua, October 21 Pachiie.i. from Callao. October 24.
GuatemaLa frorm Guriyquil October 23. Pdlena from
Valparaiso. O:rober 25 ucofi'Jr. from San Francisco.
Deoarturcm-October ?1. Quito to Guayaquid and
intermediate ports. October 21. .taiinaro. to Callao;
October 21. Chile to Guayaquil; October 22. Peru
to Guayaquil. October 25. 1aunaur. to Buena-
ventura and intermediate ports- October 25 U. S. S
Colorado to Nicaragua