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Panama Canal record
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00097368/00005
 Material Information
Title: Panama Canal record
Physical Description: 34 v. : ill., tables, diagrs. ; 24-30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Isthmian Canal Commission
Publisher: Isthmian Canal Commission
Place of Publication: Ancon, Canal Zone
Publication Date: 1912
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: UF00097368:00005

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AUGUST 30, 1911, TO AUGUST 21, 1912





AccmtcNTs. fatal 198. 211. 295. .151. 363. 309. 109.
Accounts. eopEnditure. 32. 14'. 203.
Advertisingon government property 315.
Agriculture, report. 13.
Air compressors. locks. 127. 140. ?45.
Air and water ern ice. Culebra Cat. 91.
American Medical Assoclation. C Z. resear,:r.. 35Q1
Amusement? for -mplo'yc ;. 157.
Appropriation Committee. vilit. .2 (0
Army. U. S.. suircnarge. 71.
Atlantic Division-
Chief Clerk. appointment. 39. 251.
Engineer at.ing. 9. 331.
Superintendent of Conctrdnctr.. tmung. 95
Automobile fire apparat Lis 65 165.3U9.
BAGGAGE contract let. 13.
Band concerts See caeh .s 'ie
Barges, tow around South America. 189. 309. 325. 311.
New Orleans club. 1.?.
Schedule. 135. 1t6.
Score'. 163. 171. ISO 187. Nl5. 211. 2?.. 23:. 245.
251. 259. 267. 275 283.
Transportation for te-ami 8A
Bills. itemized. 411.
Blasting. Culebra Cut. 301. 318.
Inspection. 131. 152.
Plugs. iuilble. 155.
Boundary marks. Penal Code. 411.
Boy Scouts. 27. 106.
Allantic entrance. 1.47. 13.337. 401 413.
Cost statements, Pite 2. Nos. II. 21. 37. 50. alk-,
Page 414. No. 52.
Pacific entrance. 9. 73. 127. 337. 35;
Recommendation of Board. 9.
Reports. Chiel Engineer morntr,:.. i . 0Q. 136.
176, s15. 219. 271. 311. 343. 375. 415.
Signal lights. 413.
Baacale. MIonte Lrio. 190 278
Cardenas River damage by flood. 301.
Culebra Cut. railroad. 357.
Bubonic phlgue-
Case. 6;.
Quarantine precautions. 71. 361.
Brazo Brook reservoir. 46.
Salcs. 64. ;0. 77. 88. 89. 95. 146, 155. 2115.
School. Ancon. 46.
Sites. permanent. 2; ;. 359. 39; 4U9.
Buoys. navigation aidls. 347.
CAR repairers needed. 226.
Cargo handling. Canal terminals. 191. 2?0
Ca1.ings. steel. 196. 387.
Cb-ck and delivery 39.
Cost, 17.
Gun for applying. 237.
Specifications, 342.
Canal Zone, 104. 159. 179. 185 251. 384-5.
Panama and Colon. 12.
Central Division-
Chagres district abolished. 420.
Chiel Clerk. acting. 420.
Engineer, acting, 420.
Timekeeper. acting, 420.
Chagres River-
Discharge, yearly record, 143.

Charge. Ri.er-
Pumping ai-.,oro 11o 31j
Si ic. 5.' k ,.
Chmirm,-n .nd frln..I Etnc,',eTr-
,\:tin l1 o IO ;?,22
If pj.riert; mnint hl .,' 1 1 1 6 21 21 '
2:1 11i l 34 3;i 41'
Crr-T-I hit,-..r--1 mrcue- 213
Ch t r ,-.: .I kiln .---?, ;ul.
CklrT:Lm i:- .3,.11i e. et'. Is5
Chr tlTr'm s ._.1-btr ^in. 1.13.
Prot-estant Eip:.r ., l '.1i.asons .t
P.-,nmn L.inol.: Is.rr,3prc li.',j 4.u
l. siiin Army Inritatlir . 4 154.
St Luke : pipe org n 15t
Sunsidt ScI,6,-l A:.o.:sii)iin. con, rntin. Ot.
Surchargeon inatrreIi l and iabor 251.
W1car andI lightning .r'.ie 123
lIesleyan '.ltrtoJi-i. 410;.
'cee als., e'ad I mo.
Circulirs o.ft'-
trmy l 5 sur.:har'e 71.
ALlanti.: D n ii..rn--
ICht i- Ic.rk 0J. 25l
Engin,.er. -..t-rni _.. 3;1
SuirinteneICrai uf ContAru i-ion .-,.ilite u5
Blh. i[nin.u d. 411.
InpetIoi'n. 1 tl
Pl.g IJillbkl 153.
Boundir, ni ,ril Pren-l Cod-e 411
actingg it.prment 190 31.w;
Ltement rne-k an- .Ili..ry ts
Ceni u C .nil Z.,n. 1;'o 1t .' 51
Cenitrl D1, ,,:rn--
Ck,.,gr., Ditt E d.,,-r-.-j 42IJ
k.li.-l l.k rk 2:,,:i.,: 4 l.
LEn tirTr .1:ltne 4 .'i
T ni, rk-:e,..:r a, L.r-,. 4. 2.
Crairm an ,an Il ,.i Enrf --,.r tr.tig. 1'1 a r,
C urch-
Surehr..rge mt r hl .nd I.ihr 2l1.
\Vater and hgliri 123.
Lilld Adminis tr -on. Dept -:i,cS rNe1id 322.
Citl Ser' ru[.i-. ir, en.intrnt. 2ut.
C(lublouses. mupricitenenrt app..intmi1 nt. 5"
Scoop. t.ndlbrd. 7.
SLlihng r i 2N2
'L%'-,i in unt- ..1iiii. ~.
Collector of Reenru I..,ming I
Commni ,ar b-:okas lic c1ih 127. 147
Conitrcttion and Eti-rn.-ring Dr-p.atment--
I Chi Clerk at rngB ,
Chiet ELitnmei. -cting IS6 1'ie 322.
Court m.ritLil tane.- ts 212
Det5 oi erncmDilo,.::. 159.
Depot Quarterrra.t-r actinii 45.
Dibtursing Otrfitr..t.:Ljri 15
Dynamite remTin.-11o1ai-; 1 c.,ar 19ro
Elerton. Parnma .;54 3oIn.
Electrni. current. riarnhling 307.
Ele-:tri l 1Usrtr.n r,:nd-ni. aci.ng. 315.
Emi1.,re hops [tr.nil'e-rri'd. 341
Dismantling .ian r d mirel.ng 190
O.ern-aulng i.nd rcpir,. 2'10
R:-irei t-.t0 stin dl-itmenrit. 30;.
Surplus 322.
E-timitcs ar 1'14. 403.
Examiner of A-.count-. ac'tir- 315. 338.
Excenli'ture .C,.:ontn_ 32. 14i. 204.
Expense. trarvei.ig <6l.

Circulars, official-
Force reduction, European laborers, 48, 71, 164
Assistant Engineer in charge, 164.
Secrecy, 251.
Fourth of July, celebration. 322, 338, 354.
Freight, consignment, 95.
Fuel, liquid, rules for use, 115.
Geographic Board, conventional signs, 380.
Gages, clocks, etc., shipment, 315.
Grass cutting, 32. 140.
Health Officer, acting, 64, 251.
Holidays, 64, 106, 140, 212, 255, 315. 354, 411.
Hose for cleaning floors, 164.
Hotel Wasnington, 307.
Labor train, Gatun-Culebra, 71. 196.
Clearance and identification, 55.
Force reduction, 48, 71, 164.
Leave, vacation. 386.
Lights, unauthorized, in quarters, 371.
Liquor licenses, 290, 338.
Bearings, hot, 282.
Injectors, 307.
Staybolts, broken, 155, 164.
Tools and equipment, 55, 115, 164. 212.
Containers, 7. 268.
Inspector. 7.
Record, 23.
Standard, list and prices, 7, 186, 386.
Marine Corps, surcharge, 15, 23.
Material, second hand, transfer. 251. 255.
McClintic-Marshall men, employment, 64.
Mechanical Committee, meetings, 155.
Mechanical Division-
Chiel Clerk, acting, 131.
Superintendent, acting, 71.
Mechanics for temporary work, 219.
Mileage books, ftalf rate, 92, 147, 179, 282.
Fuel, sale and use, 115.
Inspector, 7.
Illuminating, standard, 7.
Lubricating. See Lubricants.
Organization statements. 395, 403.
Oxygen and acetylene gas tanks, 395.
Pacific Division Engineer, acting. 32. 170, 420.
Pacific Mail S. S. express service, 243.
Pay, annual rate table, hourly men, 354.
Pay car schedule, 371, 403.
Pay certificates, 77, 106.
Police and Prisons, Chief, appointment, 380.
Port Captains, appointment, 39.
Purchasing Agent, acting, 48.
Quarantine officers, appointment, 64, 251.
Quarantine, plague cases, 71.
Quartermaster, Chief, acting, 32, 299.
Ratings and rates of pay, 23,32,155, 170, 196,219.
Reports, annual, fiscal year, 338.
Reprimand and suspension, 155.
Sanitary work requests, 32, 123, 140, 420.
Sanitary Department-
Chief Officer, acting. 123, 299.
Assistant Chief Officer, acting, 140.
Health Officer, acting, 64, 251.
Quarantine Officer, acting. 64. 251.
Scrap, French, removal and sale, 131, 147.
Shipments, reduced rate request, 268.
Employment, 55.
Empire, transferred, 331.
Expense percentage, 7, 123. 155, 299,403.


Circulars, official-
Sick leave and disability certificates, 331.
Staybolts. locomotive, broken. 155. 164.
Steamshovel cranemen, promotion, 420.
Steel castings and patterns, 196. 387.
Subsistence Department--
Chief Clerk, acting, 64.
Officer, 331.
Surcharges, material and labor, 15, 23, 71, 721.
Taboga Sanitarium, admission. 243.
Telephone calls, 212, 354, 380.
Termination of service forms, 140.
Third Division. Chief Engineer's Office-
Abolished. 186.
Assistant Engineer, acting, 32, 140.
Time lost, illness or injury, 354.
Time vouchers, silver employes, 255.
Train service, Saturday night, 203.
Transfer time, pay, 315.
Half rate mileage, 92, 147, 179, 282.
Labor train, 71.
Passes, card, 155.
Second class, 106.
Trip tickets, 140. 196, 212, 255, 411.
Traveling engineers, responsibility, 164.
Tungsten lamp installation, 299.
Vacation leave, rules and regulations, 386.
Washington hotel, 307.
Examination, 354.
Rates for steamships, 39.
Restrictions on use, 140, 290.
Wireless station, information from, 268.
Court martial, 212.
Fourth of July disturbance, 371.
Work, private, by employes. 77.
Work reports, daily, 380.
Work requests--
Blanket orders, 307.
Panama railroad. 106.
Sanitary Department, 32, 123, 140.
Civil Administration, Department, acting head, 322.
Reports, Chief Engineer, monthly. 28, 60, 98, 136,
176, 215, 239, 271,311, 343, 375, 415.
Civil Procedure, amendment, 59.
Civil Service-
Admission card to examinations, 262.
Examinations, 27, 38, 74, 105, 145, 151, 168, 191.
202, 210, 226, 233. 247, 326. 362, 369, 406, 414,
Mail addressed to Board, 271.
Politics, participation, 168.
Removal of employes, 251.
Rules, 145, 203, 226.
Fifth anniversary, 327.
Superintendent, appointment, 55.
See each issue.
Deposits in Canal Zone, 255.
Scoop, standard, 7.
Selling prices, 282.
Waste in unloading, 7.
Coast and Geodetic Survey, Pacific approaches, 255.
Coffee, Panama, contract, 389.
Cold storage plant-
Ice cream freezers, 229.
alutpplfu i lji,.-rm .'?9.
-'jrtJr _, -il, ifrt-case. J. 75.
Collector of Revenues, acting, 15.
Census, 12.
Fill, hydraulic, I.
Immigration, 222, 301. 325. 367.
Sewers, 5. 206.
Water and sewer regulations. 5.
Water works, plants, 393.
Commissary books-
Cost of issuing, 154.
Sale for cash, 322, 347.
Commissary Department, report, fiscal year, 75.
Commissioner. Special, appointment, 43.
Construction, lock walls--
Gatun, 49, 97, 109, 117, 229, 293, 321, 333,


Construction, lock walls-
Miraflores, 9, 33, 57, 109. 141, 205. 213, 269.
293, 294.
Pedro Miguel, 9, 57, 89. 109. 113. 165. li3.
290, 293.
Spillways. See totals.
Cost, 17,25, Part 2, Nos. 11. 24. 37, 50.
Estimate, Pacific locks. 277.
Forms for sale, 289.
Mixers and handling equipment-
Gatun, 1, 197, 237, 245. 285. 389.
Miraflores, 73, 109, 117. 158. 189. 309, 399.
Pedro Miguel, 158, 189. 237
Three million mark, 109.
Monthly, 20, 52, 84. 128, 160. 197. 200. 232.
264, 296, 336, 368, 408.
Weekly. See each issue.
Two years' record, 1,9.
Bills, tolls and operation of Canal. 141.
Committees, visit, 34, 66, 82. 90, 94. 134.
Petitions of employes. 320.
Construction and Engineering Departnment-
Chief Clerk, acting, 268.
Chief Engineer, acting, 186, 196 322.
Third Division, office abolished. 186.
Consuls, British, changes, 183.
Convict labor, housing, 33.
Corosal dredge, launching and vosage. 25. 89. 141.
165,245, 257, 271, 341.
Cost statements, Part 2, Nos. 11. 24. 37. 50. a'so Page
414. No. 52.
Court martial witnesses, 212.
Cranemen, steamshovel, promotion, 420.
Cranes for terminal docks, 54, 301. 381.
Cruces trail, highway, 191.
Culebra Cut-
Accident fatal, 399.
Air and water service, 91.
Bridge, railroad, 357.
Cross section and profile, 83, 153.
Drainage, 157, 229, 261, 357. 405. 413.
Drilling and blasting, 301, 318.
Excavation. See Excavation.
French dump, removal, 333.
Heated areas, report ot geologist. 225. 3;3.
Incline for hauling out spoil. 50. 125.
Pumps, portable, 117.
Slides, 21, 125, 184, 197, 205. 333. 357. 373.
Culebra Island, water supply, 25.

DAIRY farm, Ancon Hospital, 349
Cost statements, Part 2. No.; I1. 24. 3;. 50.
Emergency, locks. 141, 181. 221.
Fill placed, monthly. 20,52, 84, 1I2. loO. 189. 200
205. 232, 253, 264. 296, 336. 308. 406.
Borrow pits, 81. 109, 1P'. 205. 137. 253. 269
295, 317, 382, 409.
Fill 173, 189,205.253,2?;. 297. 31.. 333.
Switchback for spoil trains. 81.
Miraflores, hydraulic fill, 149. 1 1. 297.
Pedro Miguel-
Fill. 112, 181, 285. 297, 3A0.
Plan and cross section. 11II
Report. Chief Engineer's, monthly, 28. 60. 98. 136.
176, 215, 239, 271, 311, 343, 3;i. 415
Spillway. See Spillway.
Dancing, a popular amusement, 335.
Debts of employes, 159.
Dennis, Mrs. L. R. relief fund, 13 38.
Depot Quartermaster, acting, 48
Diablo lighting system, 81.
Diet for the tropics, 67.
Directory, Canal officials, 8, 340.
Disbursing Officer, acting, 15.
Distillation Tax, 327.
Distillery lease, Antonio Andrade. 165
Atlantic terminal, 89, 133, 231. 285. 298, 338, 401.
Cargo handling. 181, 280.
Dry, plans, 111.
Dynamite at Mindi. 17,87, 270. 309.

Pacific terminal-
Collapse. 413.
Cranes. 54. 301. 381.
Excavation. 317, 341. 405. 409.
Lumber, 21. 53. 117. 144. 189. 298.373.
Culebra Cut. 157. 229. 261. 357, 405, 413.
Mindi River. 133.
Sumps, lock. 208.
Accident, 341.
Launching and voyage, 25. 89, 141. 165. 24S
257. 271.
Cusdera. seagoing suction, 149.
Atlantic entrance, 1, 47, 65, 117, 149.
Cost statements. Part 2. Nos. 11 24. 37, 50.
Pacific entrance. 41, 51. 65. 73, 86. 165, 397,
Totals. See Excavation.
See Reports. Chief Engineer, monthly. 28. 60,
98. 136, 176, 215. 239. 271. 311. 343, 375.
Ladder No. 6. to be destroyed. 43.
Pipeline transfer across Isthmus, 381.
Spud for NVo. 83, 97.
Teeth for buckets. 119.
Repairs. 1. 47.51.65. 86. 117. 149. 165.
Drilling. Culebra Cut. 301. 318.
Drowning, J. D. Kemp. 319.
Dry dock plans. I l.
French. Culebra Cut. removal. 333.
lateral disposed. 51.
Unloader records. monthly, 21. 51, 90. 129, 166.
195. 233, 263. 295. 326, 409.
Dock at lMindi. 17, 87, 270. 309.
Estimate for fiscal year. 290. 298.
Explosion, fatal. 214.
Remaining in cars. 196.

EARITHUAKE shock. 277.
Eight hour law. 367.
Eight years of Canal work. summary. 297.
Elections. Panama. 354. 363.
Current for individuals and companies. 307.
Shock, first aid, 143.
Power plants-
Balboa. 81.
Gatun spillway. 5. 119. 297. 360-1,413; Part 2,
Nos 11. 50.
Tranalormer equipment, locks, 265. 389.
Suiee railway, 305, 409.
Elecrtcal eng.neer. visit. 93. 113, 162, 182.
Electrical Superintendet, acting. 315.
Dismantling and remodeling, 196.
Inventory, 350.
Overhauling and repairs, 290.
Rates for use. 307.
Surplus, 322.
Estates. administration. 209.
Concrete. 277.
Dynamite. 290, 298.
Excatalion. 21. 405.
FIscal year 1914. 403.
Civil Ser ice. See Civil Service.
Commiibon n 'Volunteer Force. 86.
Local Inspectors. See Local Inspectors.
Rodman and levelman. 54. 59. 175. 280. 374.
Examiner of Accounts acting 315, 338.
Amount remaining, monthly, 20. 52. 84. 128, 160.
200. 232. 264. 296. 336. 368, 408.
Borrow pits. Gatun dam. 81. 109, 189. 205, 237.
253. 269. 295, 382. 409.
Contract. 309.
Cost. fiscal year, 25.
Cost statements. Part 2. Nos. 11. 24. 37. 50.
Culebra Cut-
Cross section and profile. 83, 153, 373.


Culebra Cut-
Monthly, 9, 41, 373.
Daily. 25. 34. 221. 245, 269.
Dredges. See Dredges.
Eight years of Canal aork, summary. 297.
Estimate increase. 21.405.
Gatun lake anchorage basin. 149. 181. 248.
Hydraulic, Pacific Division, 26, 65.81.97. 301. 334.
Locks. See Locks.
Mindi, 1.41.65. 157, 245.
Panama railroad relocate n. 12, 43, 51, 91. 120. 159.
199. 231. 328.
Pedro Miguel. history. 353.
San Pablo and Tabernilla, 51. 117. 149.
Steamsbovel records--
Monthly. 12. 51, 91, 129, 159, 199. 231. 263.
295. 335. 383, 398.
Daily. 25, 34, 91, 221, 229. 237. 245, 261. 269
Monthly, 17, 49, 81. 125. 157. 197, 229. 261.
293. 333.365.405.
Monthly since American occupation. 20. 51,
84. 128. 160. 200. 232. 264, 296. 336. 368.
See Reports. Chief Engineer. monthly. 28, 60. 98.
136. 176. 215. 230, 2;1. 311. 343. 375. 415.
Executive Orders-
Advertising on U S property. 35.
Cement specifications, 342.
Civil Procedure, amendment to Code. 59.
Distillation tla. 327.
Eight hour law, 367.
Employment of Alumni of Mexican School. 114.
Estate, administrauon. 209.
Firearms, permits to carry 95.
Law of the Road. 239.
Medical practice, license required. 83. 154.
Petitions of employes to Congress. 320.
Postal savings bank, 25, 35.
Purchase of supplies from soldiers or sailors. I14.
Railway equipment, removing of packing from
journal boxes. 43.
Sanitary rules and regulations, amendment. 83.
Special Commissioner. appointment 43.
Speed laws for vehicles. 239.
Supreme Court Justice. appointment. 54.
Trespassing. 295.
Accounts. 32. 147. 203.
Classified, monthly. 39. 69. 06. 147. 168, 201. 247,
282.307. 353.38o. 411.
Construction. See Cost Statements.
Expense, traveling, 363.
Explosions., f al, 198. 214.

FAKEs. historic, 115.
Fender chains and machines. locks. 45, 126. 173.
Fenders on lock walls, 53. 12;.
Filtration plants, 157. 169. 303.
Fire appiar-Eus. automobile. 65. 165. 309.
Firearms, permits to carry. 95.
Empire plantation. 246.
Steamshovel damaged. 277.
First-aid packets and booklets. 181. 288.
Flamenco Island-
Graves transferred. 4.
Fortifications. See Fortifications.
Fluviograpn station?, change. 173.
Folding machine, printing plant. 317.
Assistant Engineer in charge. 164.
Culebra Island water supply. 25.
Dock for material at Mindi. 7. 87, 270, 309.
Flamenco Island, 4. 36. 73.
Names of forts, 169.
Perion Island, trespassing. 414.
Secrecy regarding, 251.
Toro Point. 73, 87.
Fortune Island laborers repatriated. 401.
Foasils. specimens collected. 22, 97.
Fourth of July celebration. 305. 311, 322. 330, 335. 338.
352. 354, 370.
Consignments to individuals and companies, 95.

Panama route. 44, 152. 213.
Rates, proposed increase. 213
Fuel. liquid. rules for use. 115.

GASOLINE. issue and use. 7, 115.
Gates. Locks. See Locks. Spillway. See Spillway.
Gatun Lake-
Anchorage basin. 149. 181. 248.
Buildings. removal and sale. 89. 205.
Control of area covered. 317.
Rise. 293.
Timber. 277. 282.
\'dlisge to be abandoned. 68. 1 30.
Geographic Board. conventional s;gns. 380.
Geologi:t reporrs-
Coil deposit. 255.
Healed areas. Culebra Cut, 225.
Golden Green. sanitation. 46.
Grass cutting. 140.
Gravel pits. 153. 285.
Graving dock. plans. I 1I.

HIaMauUG-AMEMlCAN S S. cruIse. 168.
Hammond. Mrs. E. D.. benefit. 38. 94. 119.
Health Officer. acting, 64. ?51.
Health work and lectures. 19, 86 166. 223. 2i0. 295.
Heat records. 230. 281.
See also Weather reports.
Convict labor. horiing. 33.
Crfuci. trail, 191.
Distance.. 6.
Empire.-Crorrera. 13.
Law of the road. 230
Sabanas Road. re-:uracing. 238t.
Holidays. 64. 106. 140. 212. 255, 315. 354. 411.
Hose for cleaning floors. 164.
Dairy farm. 349.
Laundry charges 309.
Morgue, chapels. 213.
Trees and plants, 394.
Balboa abandoned 374.
Tivoli. improvements. 298. 317. 399.
W'ashington. 3. 69. 93. 246.
Hydroelectric plant.Gatun, 5. 119. 297. 160-1. Part 2.
No. 11. 50.

ILLINOIS lManufacturers .Aii.. viilt of members. 126
Immigration. Panama. 222. 301. 325. 367.
Impounding of stray animals. 19.
Inca Society. dinner. 298.
Incorporation in the Canal Zone. 389.
Infantry regiment. Camp Otis. 9. 46. 86. 93.
Isthmian Telephone Company contract, 2.

JoHN-soN. Prof. Emory R.. Special Commnisioner. 43.

Clearance and ;ientllication. 55.
Force and quarters, monthly report. 36. 6;. I I.
12i. 167. 199. .281. 320. 359. 391.40 .
Force reduction. 46, 71. 159. 164.
Fortune Islnd, repatriated. 401.
Recruiting. 27.
Surplus. 57.
Uruted Fruit Compan, to Guatemala. 374.
See Reports. Chief Engineer, monthly. 28. 60. 98.
1376 176. 215. 239. 2 1. 311, 343. 3;5 415
Labor Train-
Atlantic Division. 1.. 06.
Pacific Division. 24;, 362. 367.
Gatun. See Gstun Lake.
Miraflores. channel. 197.
Agricultural possibilities. 13.
Survey, 18.
Terminal, leasing. 365.
"Cathandre" destroyed by fire, 335.
Inspecuon, 327.

Laundry, Ancon Hospital, changes, 309.
Lawn tennis tournaments, 167, 194, 288,343.
Eight-hour. 367.
Highway, 239.
Steamboat inspection, 86, 131, 152, 310.
See also Executive Orders.
See also Ordinances.
Letters, misdirected. See each issue.
Lighters for sale, 277, 317.
Installation, map and plans, 41, 101-4.
Sun valves, test, 125.
See Reports, Chief Engineer, monthly, 28, 60, 98,
136, 176, 215, 239, 271, 311, 343, 375, 415.
Lighting, villages, change. 81.
Lights, unauthorized, in quarters. 371.
Liquor licenses, 290, 338.
Local Inspectors-
Examinations, pilots. See Pilots.
Fire and boat drill supervision, 325.
Member, acting, appointment, 403.
Steamship inspection, 86, 131, 152, 310.
Concrete. See Concrete.
Cost statements, Part 2, Nos. 11, 24, 37, 50.
Cover plates, machine recesses, 33, 201.
Cranes for machine erection, 133.
Dams, emergency, 373.
Electric transformer equipment. 265, 389.
Chain and operating machines, 45, 126, 173,
192, 208, 297.
Wall, 53, 127, 297.
Installation, 33, 49, 161, 297, 301.
Paint, 365.
Reamers, electric. 189.
Sealing device, 76, 357.
Test. 49, 301.
Timber for sills, 405
Valves, 33, 65, 76.92,117, 145,192, 297.
See Reports. Chief Engineer, monthly, 28, 60,
98, 136, 176, 215, 239, 271, 311, 343, 375,
Air compressors. 245.
Backfill, 197, 237, 373.
Bridge, construction. 125, 269.
Cofferdam, 91, 181.
Concrete. See Concrete.
Dam, emergency, 141, 373.
Excavation. 181, 389.
Totals. See Excavation.
Gates and machinery, 49, 89. 109, 161, 173,
221, 269. 293, 301, 317. 333, 365,397,409.
Slides, 41.
Trestle for concrete trains, 237.
Towing tracks, 149, 197 224, 389.
Valves and machines. 76, 92.
Approach, plans, 321.
Construction, 49, 97, 109, 117, 229, 321,
333, 392.
Machinery, operating-
Control system. 192.
Installation, 2, 33, 77, 145, 161, 192, 201,301.
Model, 233. 405.
Storage room, 145.
See reports, Chief Engineer, monthly, 28, 60,
98.136,176,215,239, 271, 311, 343. 375,
Air compressors, 127, 149.
Backfill, 117.
Bridge for towing tracks, 189.
Caissons for guide walls, 57, 109, 141, 213.
Concrete. See Concrete.
Excavation. 26, 33, 65, 73, 81, 97.
Totals. See Excavation.
Gates and machines, 221.
Spur tracks, 253.
Trestle for concrete trains, 205.
Walls, construction, 9, 33, 57. 109, 141, 205,
213, 269, 293, 294.
Model, 233, 405.
Motors, valve operation. 41, 65, 208, 253,
Pedro Miguel-
Air compressors, 245.


Pedro Miguel-
Backfill 57, 81.
Concrete. See Concrete.
Cranes, removal, 158, 189.
Dam, emergency, 141, 181, 221.
Drainage. 157, 229.
Excavation. 89, 141.
Totals. See Excavation.
Gate erection, 57, 81, 89, 109, 221. 269, 409
Spur tracks. 253.
Towing tracks, 189, 197, 224, 389.
Trestle. 165, 310.
Construction, 9, 57. 89, 109, 113, 165
173, 290, 293. 397.
Guide, arches connecting, 113.
Pumping plants. 397.
Pumps and motors, 208.
Snubbing posts, 51.
Summary of work, 297.
Towing locomotives and tracks, 21, 33, 37. 65, 141.
149, 186, 189, 197, 224, 389.
Valves and machines, 33, 65, 76. 92, 117, 145. 192,
See reports. Chief Engineer, monthly, 28, 60. 98.
136, 176, 215, 239, 271, 311, 343. 375, 415.
Bearings, hot, 282.
Flues, replacing, 222.
Injectors. 307.
Staybolts, broken, 155, 164.
Tools and equipment, 55. 115, 164, 212.
Towing, locks. See Locks.
Lodge notices. See each issue.
Containers, 7, 268.
Inspector, 7.
Record. 23.
Standard, list, 7, 14, 186, 386.
Cocobolo, transshipment, 67.
Orders placed, 87.

MAIL service, ocean, proposals. 381.
Market regulations, 11.
Marine Corps, surcharge, 15. 23.
Material, second hand, transfer, 251, 255.
McClintic-Marshall men, employment, 64.
Mechanical Committee, meeting, 155.
Mechanical Division-
Boiler inspection, 131.
Empire shops transferred, 331.
Scale inspection, 213.
Superintendent, acting., 71.
Mechanics for temporary work, 219.
Medals, Canal-
Distribution, 13.
List, 249, 256,263. 279, 287,304,319, 351.
Unclaimed, 191.
Medical practice, license required, 83, 154.
Memorial Day services, 315, 320.
Mileage books, half rate, 92, 147. 179, 282.
Miraflores Lake, channel. 197.
Model, lock machinery, 233, 405.
Money orders, monthly report, 3, 36, 70, 97, 143, 17
185, 214. 248, 288, 337, 358.
Money order business with Mexico, 280.
Morgues, hospital chapel, 213.
Motor cars, levers for brakes, 373, 393.
Motor vehicles, licensing and regulation, 319.
Motors, lock, 41,65, 208, 253.
Murder of a soldier, 383.

NATIONAL Bankers Association, visit, 12.
Navigation aids. Notices to mariners. 140. 142, 170.
196. 276, 303, 319, 349. 366, 414.
See also Lighthouses.

Alton, Stephen H., 31.
Benion, H. G., 122.
Bolton, Herman T., 67.
Boyd, Mrs. O. S., 46.
Brenner, Joseph, 343.
Cecil, Mrs. H. E., 122.

Clayton, W. E., 46.
Caldwell, Geo. Allred, 5.
Coe, Henry P., 36.
Cole, S. C., 223.
Colip, R. H.. 210.
DesLondes, Oscar L., 130.
Duvall, Fredericka. 409.
Ferguson, Howard, 214.
Fondren, Carl. 337.
Golden, John P., 295.
Grier, Robert, 36.
Grigsby, Frank C., 170.
Hagen. John, 258.
Higley, Charles, 303.
Horham, James Luther, 170.
Jefferies, Jinkney. 130.
Kemp, J. D., 319.
Kennison, Nelson, 281.
Kornfield, Karl, 250.
Locks, Charles F.. 400
Longtin, F. R., 223.
McEvers, Edward. 122.
Morrise, Harry, 379.
Newcomb. Geo. E., 144.
Painter, Joseph Henry, 409.
Payne, Roy E., 35.
Powers, Isaac, 343.
Proctor, Alman R.. 379.
Reynolds, Thomas Coarts, 343.
Riley, James J., 27.
Riley, Thomas, 379.
Roe, Mrs. Martin. 311.
Sadler. Joseph V., 243.
Schwartz, Henry, 351.
Strock, James Ransom, 409.
Thayer, John P., 59.
Treadwell. Edward Frederick, 135.
Turrell, Joseph, 105.
Vanderschmidt, Henry, 243.
West, C. B., 59.
Offices, permanent, 277, 359, 397, 409.
Officials, Canal directory, 8, 340.

Deliveries and pipe-line changes, 43.
Inspector, 7.
Sale and use, rules, 115.
Illuminating, standard, 7, 386.
Lubricating. See Lubricants.
Impounding of stray animals, 19.
Market regulations, 11.
Motor vehicles, licensing and regulation, 319.
Quarantine inspection at night, 11.
Taxes and licenses, amendment, 11, 319.
Organization statements, 395,403.
Oxygen and acetylene gas tanks. 395.


PACIFIC Division, Engineer, Actg., 32, 170. 420.
Pacific Mail steamship service, 243.
Census, 12.
Elections, 354, 363.
Immigration, 222, 301, 325, 367.
Sewers, 5, 58, 93, 206.
Street improvements, 58, 93.
Tramway, electric, 305. 409.
Water supply, 5, 33, 58, 157, 253.
Wyse. Lieut. L. N. B., bust unveiled, 407.
Panama Railroad-
Baggage contract, 13.
Car Dept., Gen'l Foreman, acting. 291.
Chief Engineer, acting. 331.
Coal, selling prices, 282.
SCommissary. See Commissary.
Docks. See Docks.
Freight tonnage and rates, 44, 152, 213.
Gravel pits, 153, 285.
Master of Transportation, acting, 371.
Mechanical Dept., Gen'l. Foreman, acting, 354,371
Mileage books, 92, 147, 179, 282.
Parlor car service, 198.
Passenger business, 44.
Passes, card. 155.
Receiving and Forwarding Agent, acting, 315.

Panama Railroad-
Brnige. baccule. st Monte Lirio. 190. 278.
Embankments rnorapping. 373.
Engineer in Charge, acting 331.
Excav\aton records 12. 43. 51. 91. 129. 159,
199. 231. 328.
Gold Hill e.,:ion completed. 253. 328.
Gorg.on-Gatun zi.:Eion opened. 181.
Ties. hsr-1uood. 141.
Water :tation at Frol,-c. 295.
See Report'. Chi.e Engineer. monthly. 28. 60,
9a. 136. 1;6. 215. 239. 211. 311. 343. 375.
Rrnm i'- I of old line. 2j1.
Ro,3 lrnrlter. .1ppointmenr 411
Sale oi ur.:lajr' .d .lui-ipmer.T 1.11. 146. 155.
S .:. ni cla.. 1 trin.poritslmn. 106.
ShLutle tr.in Colon-Gltun 130.
Eiithi ecin- triin 19u. 201: 214 .11 331.
pectll triar.. on election du 3;8.
Slation a[ P-anj rri. 42 1lia 329.
Stearm.r.p; 3-.S et, rn-in.,..
Sup[rntrendcnt. G.:nerjl e lng. 380.
rIelerphone .,r T.Ilcplhone
T'I.me T bilc.;. ; 195 2..6 211 31.. 338. 352.
Trip It.:L.r. 11 196. 212. 25'. 411.
T&'3g. ,e Tugi.
VWork rc L..lt. 10)6
Parcel post. 319.
Pay. ri taijbl,. nouLrla emolos-" 351.
Pay car s,:hedul. i 1. 111I.
Payc-rlifitaL.-.s ;. 10b.
Farm, sujr\.'. I:.
Relocation 309
Petitions ol emiFlk.., to Congress. 320.
Cnncrete. :..'tai rrnent. Part 2. Nos. 11. 24.
Orders pliced. 5;.
Pilot exirminmalu. 14. 2;. 43. 59, .. 02. I12. 129. 145.
liS. 194. 210. 226. 243. 5i5. 271. 303. 337. 350.
383. 401. 444.
Plague. quarantine precaul.ons. 5. i 1.
Pneumatic hammer. 400.
Police. p,.iI tournaments. 46. 367.
Police and Pri-ons. Clicl. appointment. .160.
Port Caprailn. appjinntment. 30.
Postage n.iiips ir, booci. v9.
Postal :lerlks. convenrlor,n. 3.
Postal sil.s, munthlh. 3. 36. :0. o7 143. 1;5 185, 214.
24S. '. 3 33, j.35. 38J
Postal 31 .'.ngl bani-
Auih.rizatioin and rule. 25 35. 105. 16; 182.
.Rep.;.rt-. mor.thly 2 2385 ? 33.. 361. 382.
Power plint-
B:.lbo.). 81
Ga ian 5 119. :. 3o0 .1. 41. Part 2. No 11. 11. 50.
Printing planI i .:.hing.r m lineie 1 ;
Public H- iiti. rt ; a, iL.-iL Iir. lltrl io to. 3S.I
Pumping plant--
LIi.k. '`;.
P -er, .,r. .3i. 149. 3401 303.
Pumps an.J rTutors. lu.k,. 2'0%
Purcthi.ing Agtnt. a lin. 4'

Cholera precaution. 54
Inrpetio an t n eight. LI
Offi:cr. acting 64. 251.
Pl-igue ca.se. 6b 71. 381.
Quartermaster a Depirtment-
Chief acting 32. 249.
Depot Qaurrermiater acting 48.
Purchasing Agent. acting 48.
Bachelor. 3t Corc-al 401.
Conc-tlo.n Pazciric end. 406.
Family applica orn. ht. 3, 63. 96. 12;. 170. 203,
235. 2a3. 323. 354. 3S3. 410
Permanent report of Committee. 359.
RcporL. montrtll. 36. 6;. 11l. 1:;. 167. 199, 231.
281. 3J0. 359 91. 407.
lenth Infantry at Lai Ca~cadas. 86. 93.
See Reports. Chief Engineer, montmly. 25. 60. 98.
136. 17b. 215, 239. 271. J11. 343. 375. 415.


Accumulated for the year. 143
Dry season. 299.
i onthl. ihree $ears. 23.55.88 129. 159. 186. 191.
227. 290. 299. 339. 371. 402
Records broken. 117.301.
Stations, change. 173.
Weekly. See each Isue.
See also Weather reports.
Range towers. See Lighthoue.i.
Ratingsand rates o pay. 23.32. 155. 170, 196. 219.282.
Reamers for riveting lock gates, 189.
Red Cross--
Election of officers. 130.
Endowment fund. F6.
Financial statements, monthly. 22. 70. 96. 130.
168. 215. 267. 327. 361, 383.
Reception to Nlii. Maibel T. Boardman. 150, 162.
Seals. 105.
Report. Commission, annual. 54.
Reprimand and suspension of employes, 155
Agua Clara filtration plant. 157. 169.
Cocoli pumping station, 33.
Comacho system. 149.
Mt. Hope filtration plant. 393.
Mlt. Zion system. ol1.
Rio Grande main. 33. 157. 753.
Water shortage and restrictions. 140. 149. 290. 301.
See also W'ater.
Revenues. monthly, 3, 36. 70. 143, 185. 214, 248. 288.
331. 358. 382.
Rifle clubs and matches. 21. 112. 170. 266. 337. 409.
Riveters. power, for shops, 221.
Roads. See Highways.
Cost statements. Part 2. Nos, I1. 24, 37. 50
Concrete cost. 17. 25.
Porto Bello plant closed. 239.
Statements. weekly,. See earth issue.
Culebra Cur. lor dams. 253.
Rolling stock. conversion to standard gage, 1I4.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.. rate. 119.

SABANAS road. resurfacing. 238.
Salvation Army Institute 3. 94. 154
Cost statements. 17. Part 2 Nos. II. 24. 37. 50.
Nombre de Dio.; service discontinued. 89.
Report. monthly. Pacirc D.vison. 26 51. 96. 129,
161. 185. 193. 233. 280. 03.26. 369. 399.
See also Reports Chiel Engineer. monthly 28. 60.
98, 136. 176 215. 239. 271. 311. 343. 375. 415.
Sanitary drinking cup. 390.
Sanitation. Department of-
Assistant Chief. acting. 140
Chief Sanitary officer, acting. 123, 299.
Health Officer acting. 64. 251.
Quarantine Officer, acting 64. 251.
Reports. Chiei Engineer. monthly. 28, 60, 98. 136,
176. 215. 239. 271. 311, 343. 35. 415.
Sanitary rules and regulations. amendment. 83.
Sanitary work requests,. 32. 123. 140. 420.
Scales. inspection. 213.
Attendance, 54. 167.
Brake schedule. 35.
Close. 317.
High. 250, 325. 343. 351. 357.
Holdays. 130. 234.
Medical examination. 369.
Opening 19.
Summary of year's work. 400.
Teachers. assignment and qualifications. 35. 226.
Scrap. French removal and sale. 25, III. 133. 147.
269. 392.
Settlements. permanent. 277, 359.
Sewers. Panama and Colon. 5. 58, 93. 206.
Shipments, reduced rate requests. 268.
Empire. transferred. 331. 357.
Employment on isthmus. 55.
Expense percentage. 7. 123. 155, 203, 299. 403.
Riveters. power, 221.
Steel casting plant. 196, 248.

Sick leave and disability certificates 331.
Sightsteing train. 190. 207. 119. 317. 331.
Six year men. Society ol the Chagres. 11, 31, 54, 142,
174. 194
Culebra Cut. 21 12. 184. 197. 205, 333, 357, 373.
Excav.ation increase. 21. 403.
Gatun Locks 41
St.amshovel wrecked. j34.
Snubbing posts. locks 51.
Society of the Chagre. 11. .1. 54. 142. 174, 194.
Special Commiislu,reT. iarpo.nlment 43.
Steed Iias. highway. 239.
Coonzete See Concrete
Cogt statlrnent. Part 2. Nos 11. 24, 37, 50.
Gltes and mi1hines 68 .. 125. 381.
Baffle pler-. ?21.
Cloa.ng 221. 293. 31;
Cofferdam. 133 173
Gates and caihion.. assembling. 325.
Ogee construction. 133. 1;3. 221.
Operating tunnel. 9i.
Power plant. 5. 119. 291. 360-1. 413. Part 2,
Nos 11.50
Sluice gat-s. 338. 341. 349.
Trestle. construction. 365.
%\ork prFogem. 57.
See Reports, Chiel Engineer, monthly. 28, 60, 98,
136 176. 215. 30o. 271. 311. 343, 375,415.
St. Louis Bujnes. Men 6 League. %isit, 183.
Stationery and otffie suppli-s. sale. 170.
Arr ail and departures Sec each issue.
Crui-es for louri-s. 168.
Fire ind boat drill. 35.
Inpection 36. 131 152 310.
Munson Line. aground. 118.
Pacifc Miadl-
Service. 243
Sunk by collapsing wharf. 413.
Panama Railroad-
Accidents. 12.
Chartered 9.
Repurs to the AUlianca 19.
Tourist rate. 82.
Royal Mlald ream Packet Co., rate, 119.
Saying. See each iisue.
United Fruit Company-
Coastwise senice 13. 289.
Cruise. for tourist. 168.
European servicee 320. 337.
Increase in service. 168.
Stateroom resent nations. 255.
Waler supply and rates. 39 302.
Excaiation. See Excavation.
Cranemen. promotion. 420.
Damaged by fire. 277.
Dipper trips. 85.
Efficiency statement. 410.
Rail clamps. 73. 149.
Records See Excavation
Wrecked by slide. 334.
Steel casting plant. 196. 248.
Storehouse for obsolete and surplus supplies, 112.
Storms. local, 4. 302.
Subsistence Department-
Chief Clerk. acting. 64.
Chief Officer. acting. 331.
See Reports. Chief Engineer, monthly, 28, 60, 98,
136 176. 215. 239. 271. 311. 343,375. 415.
Suicides 78. 175. 303. 315.
Sun valves, test in range towers. 125.
Inventory. 350.
Sale 245.
Storehouse. 112.
Weekly receipt. See each issue.
Supreme Court Justice, appointments, 46, 54.
Surcharge, material and labor, 15. 23. 71, 251.
Canal Zone land. 18.
Pacific approaLhes to Canal. 255.
Perutenuary farm. 18.
Swamp reclamation, 97._149.

TABOGA Sanitarium-
Admission. 243.
Launch service, 403.
Taxes and licenses, amendments, 11, 319.
Calls, 212, 354. 380.
Directory changes, 363, 383,412.
Isthmian Company, contract, 2.
Superintendent, appointment, 299.
Tenth Infantry. 9. 46, 86, 93.
Terminals. See Docks.
Termination ot service forms. 140.
Third Division. Chief Engineer's office-
Assistant Engineer. Actg. 32, 140.
Abolished, 186.
Tidal data for Pacific entrance. 89.
Tide tables. See each issue.
Ties, hardwood, railroad relocation, 141.
Gatun Lake, 277, 282.
Lock gate sills, 405.
Time lost, illness or injury, 354.
Time vouchers, silver employes, 255.
Tivoli Club, annual meeting. 13.
Tivoli hotel, improvements, 298, 317, 399.
Tolls, Bill introduced in Congress. 141.
Tourists in transit. 222 301, 325,367.
Towing locomotives and tracks, locks, 21, 33, 37, 65,
141. 149. 186, 189. 197. 224. 389.
Track shifter operations, monthly, 358.
Contract for clearing, 135, 164, 172.
Cruces, highway, 191.
Tramway construction, Panama, 305, 409.
Transformer equipment, locks, 265.
Labor train. 71.
Mileage, half rate. 92, 147, 179, 282.
Passes, card, 155.
Second-class, 106.
Trip tickets, official. 140, 196, 212, 255.
Traveling engineers, responsibility, 164.
Trees, hospital gardens, 394.
Trespassing, 295.
Phoenix, transfer to New York, 381.
Reliance, voyage with tow, 189, 309, 325, 341.
Schedules, 70. 286.
Repairs to Cocoli, 50.
Tungsten lamp installation, 299.

UNION Oil Company, oil delivery, 43.
United Fruit Company. See Steamships.
Unloaders. Central Division, records, 21, 51, 90, 129

VACATION pay and leave, rules. 386.
Valves, lock, 33,65, 76,92,117, 145,192, 297.
Vehicles, speed laws, 239.
Gatun lake, 68, 120.
Permanent, 277, 359, 397, 409

WASHINGTON hotel, 3, 69, 93, 246.
Agreement with Panama, S.
Church service, 123.
Colon plans, 393.
Culebra Cut supply, 91.
Culebra Island supply, 25.
Examination. rules and regulations, 354.
Filtration plants, 157. 169, 393.
Frijoles station. 295.
Panama and Colon, agreement, 5.
Panama supply, 5, 33, 58, 157, 253.
Pumping stations, 33, 149, 349, 393.
Rates for steamships, 39.
Reservoirs. See Reservoirs.
Rio Grande main, 33, 157. 253.
Shortage and restrictions, 140, 290,303,366.
Tank at Miraflores, 247.
Heat records, 230, 281.


Monthly, 15, 55, 88, 129, 163 219, 283, 299,
330, 371, 402.
Yearly. 169.
Stations, change. 173.
Storms. local, 4. 302.
See also Rainfall.
See Docks.

Wireless sLition-
Information irom. 268.
Proposed. 285.
Women's Clubs-
Delegates to General Federation. 351.
Federation meeting. annual. 162. 183.
Plans for ycar. 22.
See enih is'ue.
Work, private. by emploves. ;7.

Work requests-
Blanket orders, 307.
Panama railroad. 106.
Sanitary. 32. 123. 141.
Wyse, Lieut. L. N. B., bust unveiled. 417

YELLOW fever victims. 234. 374.
V. M C. A. See Clubhouses.


Culebra Cut-
Excavation, 83, 153.
Slides, 184.
Dam, Pedro Miguel, 112.
Dredge, Coraal, 257.
Electric power plant, Gatun Spillway, 360-1.
Electric transformer room, locks. 265-6.
Excavation, Culebra Cut. 83, 153.
Fenders, lock-
Chains, 45, 208.
Wall, 53.
Lock machines, 161.
Spillway machines, 68-9.
Valve, 76.

Hydroelectric plant 360-1.
Lighthouses and range rowers. 104.
Lighting of Canal. map. 102-3.
Approach walls. Gatun. 321.
Concrete arches. 113.
Cover plates. 201.
Electric transformer equipment. 265.
Fenders. See Fenders.
Gates. See Gates.
Towing locomotive. 37.
Towing tracks. 224.
Valve. cylindrical. 93-4.
Locomotive wheel tire. 114

Map. lighting of Canal. 102-3.
Panama railroad station. 329.
Pneumatic hammer, 400.
Red Cross seal. 105.
Sanitary drinking cup. 390,
Slides. Culebra Cut. 184.
Spillaay, gate machines. 68-9.
Dipper trip. 85.
Rail clamp. 74.
Towing locomotive. 37.
Towing tracks. 224
'Wnrl. lumber. Balboa, 144.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and superisston oJ
the l stlmin Canal Commai:.on

The Canal Record as ijsued .rie of a.arge. one ropy
death. lo all emplotes of the Commi~nr on and P.nama
Railroad Company w.hose namsr are on the gold roll.
Extra copies and biack nunmtr. zn be oecoined from the
news jsanis o') the Panama Railroad Company for frle
centl eaih.
Address aU Communicarions
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No eommuntratwrt either for publication or re.uri ng
information :rill r,. ie attention unless sgrned rth the
full name ana ad-ire-" or the awrner.

Two Years ar Garun Locks.
Concrete laying at Gatun Lock- wa. begun
on August 24, 1919, and on Auust 24, 1011 .
there had been placed 1 548 790 cubic :,ards,
leaving to be placed 451,210 cubic :.ards.
An average of .,1S3 cubic yard- was laid
per working day during the period Augu-t
24, 1909 to August 24, 1910, and an average
of 2,911 cubic yards per working day during
the period August 24, 191u to August 24.
The work ha- been donr, by two plants.
one consisting of eight 2-,ard cube mixers.
whose product is placed by four duplex
cableways stretching across. the lock site, and
the other, of two 2-yard cube mixers, whose
product is conveyed to place by construction
railway. The cableway plant \ as not in tull
operation until January, 1910, although it
began work on August 24 and the second
plant began mixing concrete on December 2;,
1909. The advance ol the work from month
to month i- shown in the following statement:
MorNTra. 1909. 1910. 1911.

January.............. 54 136 72919
February....... 55.696 72.103
March ..... 60 998 8t,.884
April.................. .. .. 63.227 67.361
May ................. . 4.23 67 844
June.............. .....89.40 55.305
July .. ...... ... I 84.001 71.046
Auglst ... .. I.8 I 85686 *52.805
September .. 12.194 I 76 20
October ...... 29.37;8 SO 949
November ... .... 30.270 75.152
December. . 42.832 80.212 .
Total... 116.n;.2 85.451 506,267
*August I to 24.
The amount of concrete placed each month
will decrease steadily from this time forth.
because the floor in all three locks is com-
pleted, and the second plant, which was largely
engaged on the floor work, cannot be used to
full capacity much longer. The walls in the
upper and middle locks are practically com-
pleted, and the placing of concrete in large
quantities is now confined to the lower locks,
the walls of which are rapidly nearing com-

pletion. Three of the duplex cableways are
workingg over the lower locks, the fourth
having been withdrawn from concrete laying
to handle iron and back fill at the upper locks.
The distribution of concrete yet to be placed
will be about, as follows:
Cu. Yds.
Upper lock and loreba. includingflare walls.. 16,926
Middle lock .. ................... 32,897
Lower lock. modludidg .ide flarewalls and exclu-
sive of center pproach wall............... 326,035
Upper gride wall. center ....... .......... .. 32,766
Lower guide v .U center .................. 42,586
Total. ...................451,210
.Armoring the West Breakwater, Colon.
The first barge load of rock for armoring
the west breakAater, extending from Toro
Point into Lirn-on Bay, was brought from
Porto Bello b;, the rugEmpire on Wednesday,
August 23. andr ha. been dumped on the north
side of the trestle fill, near its shore end.
At the breakwater, the barges are towed into
a small harb..r. where the rock is unloaded
by% locomoti%. cranes upon Lidgerwood flat
cars, which ar,: run out upon the trestle, where
the rock is ploughed off at the points desired.
This method l ill give way, presently, to
that of unloading by derrick barges, which
asill lift the rock Irom the scows, and place it
upon the breakwater in one operation. Work
on these derrick barges has been delayed by
the tardiness of the contractors in the United
States in the delivery of material.
The pieces of rock designed for armoring
the breakwater will be broken, as far as
possible, to size, and when the quarry is well
opened up thec will weigh as high as 15 tons.
The rock is handled with "dogs," holes being
bored into each piece to give the points a
better purchase. In unloading onto the
barges, the pieces of rock are deposited in
order, so as to facilitate their unloading. The
output as yet is small, only two barge loads
having been received since the work began.
This is mainly due, however, to the cleaning
up of that part of thequarrywheretheselected
rock is to be obtained.
The breakwater trestle now extends about
6,400 feet into the bay from the shore line.
Hydraulic Fill of Colon Completed.
The hydraulic fill of the city of Colon was
completed on August 4, and dredge No. 86,
which performed the greater part of the work,"
was withdrawn on that date, and placed in
the drydock at Mount Hope for a general
overhauling. The total amount of fill was828,-
582 cubic arda. As the ork advanced, it was
found desirable to make the fill considerably
higher in placJs than the established grade,
in order to utilize the surplus in raising
various low -pots. which the discharge pipe
of the dredge could not reach to advantage.
It was possible to supply this extra fill. and.
at the same time, to come within the limit of
the amount to be expended, by reason of a
lower yardag.. cost than was first estimated.
All of the material was taken from Folks

River, just east of the Mount Hope road, and
this part of the bayou has been deepened
to an average depth of about 30 feet.
The Colon fill was begun on November 5,
1910, by the dredge Sandpiper, which was
exchanged on the 13th of that month for
dredge No. 86, which was operated uninter-
ruptedly until the completion of the work
three months ago. The best monthly record
made was that of July, 1911, when 124.949
cubic yards were placed. A report of the fill,
by months, follows:
MOwTH. Cu. Yds.
November to 12.1910, b' Sandpiper .... 22,317
November 14 to 30, 1910. by dredge A%. 86 43.970
December, 1910........................... 97,731
January, 1911 ......................... .. 112,841
February, 1911 .......................... ;0.823
March, 1911 ............................. .l.48
April, 1911 ............................. .92,361
May, 1911.......................... .... 76,501
June, 1911........ ................ ... .. 97,149
July, 1911 ................... ......... 124,949
August 1 to4,1911 ...................... 4,989
Total................. ............ 828,582
At the Atlantic Entrance.
The Canal has been extended to its full
width at the Atlantic entrance as far inland
as the old French canal, a distance from deep
water of about five and a half miles, and there
is a depth of at least 20 feet for the whole
of this distance. The dipper dredge Chagres
has rejoined the dredging fleet after extensive
repairs in the Mount Hope drydock. A new
boom and new bull wheel were put on, and all
the machinery was given a thorough over-
hauling. This dredge is digging in rock, and
excavating to the full depth of 41 feet. Ladder
dredge No. 1 has been taken to the drydock,
where the hull will be repaired, the machinery
overhauled, and the end of the ladder will
be renewed. The tug DeLesseps has been sent
to drydock, where its boiler will be replaced
by one already used on the work, but in
condition to stand the wear until the com-
pletion of the Canal. Within a few hundred
yards of the dredges, near the French canal,
two steam shovels are working in the pit at
.Mindi. excavating in the dry a quantity of
rock and earth that still remains before the
channel through the Mindi hills will be com-
pleted. One of the shovels is taking out the
last of the soft earth at the north end of the
pit, and when this work is completed, the
greatest difficulty will be past. The other
shovel is taking out rock at the north end.
All the rock has been blasted. The spoil is
hauled to Gatun, where it is needed in the
back fill at the locks. Only two shovels are
kept at work, because sufficient cars cannot
be furnished to a greater number, the small-
ness of the pit, the heavy grade up which the
trains must run to gain the natural level of
the land, and the sloppy condition of the pit
after each rain, making it unprofitable to
expand the transportation -ervice The work
here will be finished in about six motiihs.
Between the place where the dredges are
working, and the pit in which the shovels are


Vol. V., No., 1.



digging, there are about 400,000 cubicyards
of material to be excavated, mostly rock. No
work is being done on rhi- section at present.
because removing material from it might
cause a slide in the barrier that has been
thrown up between the French canal and the
steam shovel pit

Change In Telephone Service.
\ contract has been entered into beta.-en
the Panama Railroad Company, and the
Isthmian Telephone Company, a local cor-
poration organized fur the purpose of con-
ducting a general telephone business, in
cluding the operation of exchanges at Colon
and Panama. by which the railroad company
tran-lers its commercial toll line business in
respect to calls originating at Colon or
Panama, to the telephone company. For
some time past, the railroad company has
been furnishing unlimited toll line service to
business houses in the cities of Colon and
Panama at the fixed rate of S7.50 per month.
This ern ice will be discontinued on September
1, the date the new contract takes effect, and
the telephone company will at once establi-h
itS toll line crn ice, using the railroad com-
pany's through circuits, out of Panama, and
The message rate lfr the pre--ent will be
10 cents, United States :urrenc-. based upon
a 3-minute conversation. All conversations
beyond the 3-minutelimit \ill be charged for
at the rate ,i 10 cents for each additional
3-minlti period. lUnder the contract, how-
evcr, thi. rate m i, be changed upon mutual
agreement An all iiiht -r ice ,ill be main-
The telephone c.miipanlin has an exchange
in operation in Colon equipped with a
switchboard of Monarch make, and ha- ob-
tained a concession lor the establishment of
anotherlocal exchangein the cit) of Panama.
for which it has ordered a switchboard of
the same type a-at C,.elon. Thecuntract does
not include the Canal Zone in itrs cope, and the
present arrangement of charging a sub-
scriber, who wishes ., tric-phon lfor commer-
cial busine-s. S7 50 per m.,nth for the service,
will continue to obtain at all intermediate
points. The e-crhangi-. o the railroad com-
pan.y %ill be conn crel int., the exchanges of
the telephunc ,: m:npa.in, by -uitable trunking
facilities the coo,t .i which will be borne b5
the telephone- compan'.. The contract also
provide- that itficial businc-s -hall take
precedence over the bu-ine.s of the telephone
company in the transmrni-ton of calls over
the circuits s-t aside for the telephone com-
pany's use. should occasion arise
A telephone pay -tati.n has been installed
in the Hotel Tivoli A nc.w booth has been
constructed and placed within the enclosure
of the news stand in the hotel foyer. Guests
of the hotel are charged for calls made from
the rooms to points outside of the hotel. The
following tariff rate has been adopted:
P.rnjam ..r An.-on .............. ... 10c
Corozal exchange .................20c
Emr peI xch in, 1 ....... ......... 20c
Gorgonj er cha nge .... ............. 25c
Gatun .'..nane ......... ....... .45c
Colon er Criit-bal ..................50c
Torn Point ................ .50c
All calls are charged to the occupant of the
room from which the call comes. Calls per-
taining to official business of the Isthmian,

Canal Commission, or the Panama railroad,
will be free. The system went into effect
August 14

A method of procedure has beenapproved
for the installation of the operating machinery
for the locks and spillways. The work of
installation will be done under the Assistant

Chief Engineer, and certain preliminary
work by the construction divisions concerned.
The method was devised by a committee,
consisting of Edward Schildhauer of the
Assistant Chief Engineer's force, John M. G.
Watt of the Pacific Division, and Geo. M.
Wells of the Atlantic Division


About 63 per cent of the concrete for all the locks i-. in place, the amount at the close of
the work on August 26, being 2,642,129 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately 4,199,400.
A total ol 34.289 }cubic yardsof concrete was laid in the lucks during the week ending August 26.
UOer 77 per cent of the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been
laid, the amount in place ait the close of work on August 26. being 1,556,508 cubic yards
.)ur of a total of 2,000,000. A -tatement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each
working da:, for the \>eek ending August 26, and of the total, follows: and a similar statement
for the work in the Spillway of Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in this issue. The con-
struction plant work- 12 hour; daily, and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.

2-cubi yrd mers. 2-cubic yard m ers
DATE. ._______________ Large Total.
Concrete Hours No. of Concrete Hour No. of
placed. worked. mixers placed worked. numere
L.;. Id, Cu id 0 Cu. yds.l Cu. Vds.
Aucut 2 21. 1 .3 04 6 4us 2 7 40 2 I 126 1,834
ugut "2 I s3h 2 '1 4 b 4S. ; 40 2 184 2.204
Uigust 23 1.69 3 1 2IJ b 512 8 40 2 242 2.652
.Aueae. 24 I 000 31 04 8 27S 6 40 2 90 2.268
Aui 6' ... 8 46 I 8 456 40 2 4 2.256
Aucu.t 26 1.7.60 ; 4; i 7 528 8.40 2 34 2,342
*Portable miser . . .. 541 .. .. 5441
S W-- ,- -
Total.... 10.212 10l 53 6 83 3.205i 47 00 2 680 14.100i
Previously reported ... . 1 542.407J
G(;nd r'r __ I 1.556.508
'T e 5 i l ard.t ihoAn I lr ite pnrt able mntrert ire reinforced concetei. and acre plaicd on the following days,
.Aliut 21it '..' Augun 2ad ,i Aug uir 231 100. \u.u't 24th 91 Nug.uit 25t.i 101o Augusti 26th.81.
(..oneiree work in the Iock. at Pedro Nliguel is over 85 per cent completed, 711,798 cubic
\Jrds, out ul a rt.tal of 83; 400, haiing been placed at the close of work on August 26. The
reLurd for earh ol the six S-hour working days of last week, follows.



2-cubic yard mixers. I 9-cubic yard mixer.

Concrete Hours No. ofl concrete Hours No. of
DIlac.d. worked. mixers placed. worked. mixers



,Cu I1. Cr IJ J Cu. Yds. Cu Yds.
.\ugu l 21 67 1. 3 22 12 I 2 901
.\li,ei 22 SEO 1 1;.00 3 195 1, 0 3 2 775
.AJu;iu[ 3 rw0 1u n 3 170 10 50 2 770
Aucu.t 24 52 Jo 00 3 12 5 00 I 624
A.u. I 6 431 11 00 275 16 67 3 713
Total 1.340 9o.00 2 38! 1.07 02 25 2 4.427
PrAeiouil reported .. .. 4.44 707 171
Sr-,od r oml I I 4.q41 711.798

Over 27 per cent ol the concrete for the system of too twin locks at Miraflores was in
place on August 26. the total amount on that date being 373.823 cubic yards, out of a total of
approx.imate'y 1.3o2.000. The record for each of the six 8-hour working days of last week,

2-cubic yard misers. 2-cubic yard mixers. i-cubic yard mixer. Total.
DAI. .Total.

Concrete Hours No. oN Concrete Hor of Concrete Hours No. of Large
placed. worked I mixers placed worked. I mineral p aced. worked. mixers stone.

A.,. '1 1.608 I 30 00' |
\ug. .i54 I 34 O; 6
kug 2 J 1 32 10 03 h
us 24 1.348 29 2; 5
\ug 2. 1' 0 35 67 6
Aug. 26. I 41U .i 50 6
Total 90142 lYv 54 5 63
Prt viou.ly
reported .. .

010) 13 7
S20 13; nn
932 14 40
1.n02 Ii 33
1 215 1: 50
9'26 13 ;5
5.'h 4 7 73

2 264
2 224
2 68
2. 94
2 88
2 128
2 866

19 00
6 00
6 50
6 00
8 00
64 00

3 .2.778
.2 2.352
S. 2.494
1 3.076
I . 2,464
1.83,. ...... 15,762
3.693 i 358.061

3.693 373.823


August 30, 1911.



Women's Clubs.
There will be a meeting of the executive
board of the Canal Zone Federation ot
Women's Clubs at Cristobal on Friday.
September 8. According to the provisions of
the revised by-laws, adopted at the annual
meeting in April. the executive board is com-
posed of the officers of the federation, the
librarian, and the presidents of the federated
clubs. Arrangements for the annual meeting
to be held in January, 1912. will be made,
and such special committees as are needful
for the work will be appointed.

Church Notes.
The ceremony of blessing the parish house
in connection with St. Ferdinand's Roman
Catholic Church, Empire, was held on Sun-
day, August 20. ( Following the celebration
of solemn high mass in the church at 9 a. m..
a procession, formed of three priests, eight
brothers of the Vincentian Order, and three
Sisters of Charity ol the same order, the
children of the church, and members of the
church societies, proceeded to the parish
house, where the ceremony took place. The
building, as remodeled. contains an as-em-
bly hall, three bedrooms, a priest's study, a
refectory, kitchen, pantries, and ;ervants'
quarters. The Commi-ion has cintrib-
uted the furnishings throughout the living
apartments, and the members of the congre-
gation hase placed such furniture as is
necessary in the assembly hall Social enter-
tainments in connection with the opening of
the house, were a meeting of the negro
member- of the congregation on Sunday after-
noon August 20, and a "'smoker" held by the
members of St. Ferdinand's Club on Wednes-
day evening, August 23 The two priest, in
charge have taken up re-idence in the parish
house. All meetings of the church societies
will be held in the assembly hall.
The members of the club of men and women
connected with the Roman Catholic church
in Las Cascadas, held a reception at the
home of Mrs. W. \'. Bowers on Saturday
evening, August 19. The reception was a
farewell to Mrs. Bowers, who is leaving Las
Cascadas after a residence of four years.

Protestant Episcopal Missions.
The annual report of the Panama Mission
of the Protestant Episcopal Church for the
year ending June 30. shows that there are
four priests in charge of the Canal Zone
missions for American;. with headquarters
at Culebra. Ancon, Colon, and Empire.
Two West Indian clergymen are in charge of
missions at Gatun and Culebra. During the
year, three priests resigned, and one was
appointed to the hospital chapel at Ancon
Beside the priests, there are ten catechists.
These men are West Indian negroes, and the:,
areappointed by the General Missionary Board
upon passing an examination. B\ theiraid,
with one deacon, the clergy are enabled to
maintain regular weekly services in 15
missions, and to provide occasional services
at other stations.
Owing to the progress of the Canal work,
and the demolition of the villages of Taber-
nilla and San Pablo, the missions at those
places have gone out of existence. Many of
the former residents of the villages have re-
moved to Pedro Miguel, and the organization

of a mission there is projected as soon as funds
for the erection of a church building can be
The present missions for white congrega-
tinns are located at Empire. Culebra. and
Ancin. At Co,,,n. Christ Church minis-
ters to West Indians and Americans. Pro-
vision is made for regular service at
Gatun and at Gorgona. Missions for \est
Indian negroes are located at Mount Hope,
New Gatun. Bas Obispo, Gorgona, Las Cas-
cadas, Empire. Culebra, Paraiso, and Pan-
ama. rectory has been built at Gatun by
the Church Missions building fund. There is
an unorganized mission at Ple.a del Flor,
which is visited regularly by one of the
priests. There are eight chapters of the
Brotherhood of Sr. Andrew. with a total
membership of 150. In connection with the
churches in Colon, Empire. Culebra, and
Ancon, there are altar guilds composed of
American women

New Salrarion Army Institute.
The restaurant in the new Salhation Arm,;
institute at Cristobal was opened for business
on Monday, August 28. The net institute
which was rebuilt by the Commi;sion to take
the place of the one destruJed in the fire of
March 23, is situated on the Mount Hope
ruad, about 5110 feet south of the original
site. It is two stories in height. 6S leet by
351 feet, approximately of the same length.
but considerabl', wider than the old building.
thus materiallN increasing the amount of
floor space.
The restaurant occupies the front room on
the first floor, as formerly, but, on account of
the increased width of the building, it has a
much larger seating capaiit%. The counter,
where the lunches are prepared. is on the
right as one enters. As heretofore the custom,
only light refreshments, consi-ting mainly of
coffee, cocoa, sandwiches, and eggs in various
-rtyles. will be served. A small kitchen opens
from the restaurant on the right and another
doorway leadsinto a reading room From this
room is an entrance to thedormitory, a large
apartment occupying the entire rearof the first
floor, capable of accommodating upward of
100 lodgers. It will be equipped with berths
ranged along the sides of the room, and a
night's lodging will be furnished, as formerly
for 25cents,or, in thecase of the destitute, free.
There are two outside entrances downstairs,
one a front entrance for the use of the restau-
rant patrons, and the other, a side entrance
for the lodgers.
There are seven rooms upstairs for. the use
of the commanding officer and his family.
and assistants, one of which will be devoted
to office purposes. All of the front rooms on
the second floor open on a veranda. The
Salvation Army on the Isthmus, of which
Adjutant George Catlin is the divisional head,
now comprises six corps-two at Colon, one
each at Panama. Empire. Gorgona, and
Gatun. He also has under his jurisdiction
the corps at Bocas del Toro. and one at Port
Limon. visiting both places four times a year.

Postal Business and Canal Zone Revenues.
During the month of July, the Canal Zone
money order business amounted to $407,-
397.91 in orders issued, of which there were
16,669. The average value of orders issued
was S24.44. Of the $407,397.91 in orders
issued. 305.895.68 was pa ablein the United
States. $100.969.73 in the Canal Zone. $372.50

in Martinique, and $160 in Costa Rica. The
fees amounted to $1.51.110-. and the amount
paid and repaid was $120,906.35 Postal sales
amounted to $6.010.79, and newspaper
postage 20 cents.
Canal Zone revenue' during the month of
Jul, were, as follows:
Distllltn un licenses . .. S47.i 21
Bic ce tn. rhufieur license 231 00
MotL.r vethid,-icentis .... I.S8 00
Taxes. lcepn.':- t,: .... 8,489.04

Total .

.... $9383.25


Major Chester Harding. Major J. P.
Jerve, and Malor T. C Dickson, accom-
panit d by their ive- sailed on ihe Ancon for
the State, on August 25 on annual leave of
Convention of Postal Clerks.
The fir-t annual meeting of the Canal Zone
postal clerks will be held at Taboga Island
on Labor Day, Scptember 4. All post-offices
will bt- closed the entire day, and official
transp'-rtatio.n will be issued to postmasters
and clerks from their respective stations to
Panama, and return, in order that they may
attend the convention.

Tau Beta PI.
All members of Tau Beta Pi, on the Isth-
mus, art, requested to send their names to
T C. Morris, Gatun, C. Z.

Transfer of Odd Fellows Lodge.
The rran-fer of Canal Zone Lodge, No. 3,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows from
Culebra to Empire, will take place this week,
and the first meeting in the new quarters will
be held on Saturday evening. September.
All members are requested to attend.

Moving the Washington Hotel.
The \ashington Hotel at Colon was closed
on August 19 for the purpose of moving it to
another site, out of the way of the improve-
ments in connection with the new hotel and
grounds It will be transferred to a vacant
lot back of Christ church, near the Garfield
House, and will have the same relative posi-
tion a, at present, with one end abuttingon
Bolivar -treet The work -A lifting the
structure off its foundations and placing it
on rollers is now in progress. Originally, the
present building consisted of two stories, and
wa- built about the year IS70 A third story
stas added about six sears ago. It will be
reopened for business upon its removal to the
new Incation.

Rules for the guidance of employes in
charge of oil-burning equipment have been
printed in Engli.h, and will be printed in
Band Concert.
concern will be g'en by the Isthmian Canal Com-
nmissiour Bind .a CGaun C Z.. on Sunday, September
. 1911l at 5 p. m. The program follow,:
1. Marbh-Ideal .. .......Reeves
2 51l-ciion-The M,' id .UaJ .... Reinhardt
4 Duet for comet and b.aron--.llsreree ... .Verdi
MtArs. Scnmartir, and Follinan.
41. Overture--FF,at Luemner
5 Wallz--Ca.n',o Tanre Cung'1
at iau Medley march- K,:i .le Honey.
Aiss AMe . Snder
tb, Tno st,.c-'a'4e Jini Newton
7. Reverie--S ler n Thor,elr h M rrison
S. Medley; slectaon-Rfmik's Hts ....... Lampe
9. MIarcih--7'h .A4,w.air Bagley
Ca s E JENNiNGS.. .lusi,al Dlretlor.
The next concert wll be gi en at the Hotel Tivoli.
on September 10. at 7.30 p m.


Removal of Remains of Sailors and Others Buried
Thirty-one graves of persons buried, from
time to time, during the past 50 years on
Flamenco, or Dead Man's Island, in Panama
Bay, have recently been transferred to Ancon
cemetery to make way for the fortification
work. There were two cemetery plots, one
on the northeast side of the high rock mass,
which forms the greater part of the island,
and another and larger plot on the west side,
facing Naos Island. It is not known how
many persons have been interred on the is-
land, as it is probable, in view of the condition
some of the tombstones and markers were in,
that many others have long since disappeared,
leaving unmarked graves. The greater part
of the burials were of persons who died on
board vessels en route to Panama, or while
the vessels were at anchor in Panama Bay.
Officers and sailors from the United States
Navy, who fell victims to yellow fever, con-
tributed a large percentage of the total
number, and, in the case of the U. S. S. James-
town, and that of the U. S. S. Lancaster, the
loss was especially heavy.
Wolfred Nelson, in his book, "Five years
in Panama," makes reference to the case
of the U. S. S. Jamestown, but appears to
have confounded it with that of the U. S. S.
Lancaster, for he says"* * On the face
of the island toward the city of Panama, one
sees a handsome monument. which was erected
in memory of the officers and men of the
United States ship Jamestown, who fell
victims to yellow fever while anchored there
in the year 1858. Eighty of her officers and
crew were buried there. * * The
monument in question was erected to those
who died on board the U. S. S. Lancaster
in 1861. There is a monument to the memory
of a paymaster on the U. S. S. Jamestown,
but the date given is 1867.
There were burials on the island up to
1911, the last being that of a man who was
drowned at the Flamenco anchorage in
December, 1910. In most cases, very little
was found to indicate the presence of a grave;
a few bones, generally the teeth, and, in one
instance, a number of brass buttons were
exhumed. These were placed in separate
boxes, and reinterred in a place set aside for
the purpose in Ancon cemetery, marked with
their proper headstones and monuments.
There were a number of Chinese buried on
the island, but only two graves were removed,
the transfer being made by members of that
race. No body was permitted to be exhumed
that had not been buried at least 18 months.
The grave of a plague victim, who died in
quarantine, a short time ago, was, therefore,
left untouched.
The monuments, tombstones, or markers
found intact, and their inscriptions are, as
In small cemetery upon the hill.-Tall
monument, inscribed on four sides, as follows:
First side-"Lieut. J. Whipple Harris, born in
New Hampshire, (lied August 24, 1861, aged
24 years." Second-"James McBride, Ire-
land, died August 12, 1861, aged 28; Stephen
Mullins, Ireland, died August 18, 1861, aged
21; Francis McCabe, New York, died August
18, 1861, aged 27; Alfonso Worden, New
York, died August 27, 1861, aged 28."
Third-"The officers and crew attached to
the U. S. S. Lancaster, flag officer, J. B. Mont-
gomery, have just arrived in these seas, and

erect this monument in memory of those who
died and are buried here." Fourth-"John
McCarrhy, Ireland, died January 30, 1860,
aged 25; Andrew Jackson, New York, died
August 14, '1860, aged 27; Patrick Barry, Ire-
land, died August 10, 1861, aged 32; Henry
C. Cummings, Penn-' Ivania, died August 12,
1861, aged 22."
Tombstone, inscribed "In memory of
Sergeant William A. Corwin, U. S. Navy,
died March 11, 18 6. on board U. S. S. Adams,
erected by his messmates."
Tombstone, inscribed "Michael Grady,
aged 37; John Collier, aged 33."
Monument, inscribed "John Adams Bates,
paymaster, died of yellow fever off Panama,
on U. S. S. Jamestown, March 4, 1867, aged
29 years."
In large cemetery on west side of island.-
Tombstone inscribed "Frida Volguardsen,
born at Mazatlan, October 27, 1878, died on
board City of Panama, March 19, 1879."
Tombstone, inscribed "George Hale, apoth-
ecary, U. S. S. Tuscard, aged 29, died March
18, 1873."
Tombstone inscribed "J. A. Mullin, died
November 15, 1861, aged 26."
Tombstone, inscribed "Died in Panama,
November 20, 1861, Alonzo James K., only
child of James S. and Hannah Hermann,
aged 3 months, 19 days," with epitaph
reading "Who plucked this bud? The Mas-
ter, the Gardener willeth but is silent."
Tombstone inscribed "In memory of Alex.
H. Charles, master machinist, Naos Island,
a native of Burast Island, Fifeshire, Scotland,
died September 6, 1885, aged 29 years."
Tombstone, inscribed "LeRoy B Westfall,
first officer steamship J. L.. Stephens, died
April 13, 1856, aged 43."
Tombstone, inscribed "S. L. Halladay, a
native of yvdney, died December 14, 1867,
aged 26."
Tombstone, inscribed "Commander Leon-
ard Paulding, U. S. N., commander U. S. S.
Wateree, died April 29, 1867."
Tombstone, inscribed "Mrs, Mary Kehoe,
late Mrs. M.lar Rosseter of Dublin, Ireland,
born 1796, died April 29, 1860, erected by
her only surviving children, George R. and
John H. Rosseter."
Monument on the grave of the U. S. S.
Lancaster officers, inscribed "William J.
Whipple Harris, lieutenant, U. S. N., born
at Portsmouth, July 5, 1837, died on board
U. S. S. flagship Lancaster, in Panama Bay,
August 24, 1861."
Tombstone, inscribed "I. L. Foster, died
July 24, 1862. aged 5 years 6 months and 4
days. Willie P. Foster, died July 26, 1862,
aged 3 years 10 months and 22 days; children
of William and Mary J. Foster."
Tombstone, inscribed "John G. Hill, late
chief engineer Pacific Steam Navigation
Company's steamer Quito, died of yellow
fever in Panama Bay, May 14, 1903. R. I. P."
Tombstone, inscribed Charles Henry Mid-
dleton, born June 12, 1806, died May 20,
Wooden cross, with the words, in Spanish,
"Fall&"io, Gregorio Carrasco, el 20 de Junio,
Tombstone, inscribed "Frederick Long-
worth Hodkinson, second engineer, P. S. N.
S. S Quito, son of John Alfred, and Anne
Hodkinson, England, June 8, 1886-March
1, 1909." He died of yellow fever en route
to Panama from Guayaquil.
Monument, inscribed "Charles T. Cornell,

aged 26, born at Kernry, Ireland, died May 15
1995. IL. S. S. Den,.e.".
NMonumnt, inscribed "H. R. Barclay,
chief engineer P. S. N. S. S. South Carolina,
died August 30, 1885, aged 44."
Monument, inscribed "Bryan Ackland,
aged 24, died at sea of yellow fever, 21st of
December, 1909." This man was on his way
up from Guayaquil, and died before the
vessel he was on reached Panama.
Tombstone, inscribed in Spanish, "Fall6cio,
Eugvnio Achaddca 31 de Diciembre. 1910."
This man Aas drowned off a hulk at the
Flnamenco Island anchorage.
Monument, inscribed "Andrew Blasykon-
ski, purser, LU. S. Navy. died Ma, 4, 1902,
aged 25 "
Head-itne, v. ithl only the initials "L. R.
\V." There was another headstone, which
was broken. The only words remaining on it
were "Died June 31, aged 32." There was
still another broken -.tone with the words
' In memorY ol my beluved husband, Tobias
Y. Burke of Maryland, born June 4, 1836;
dird November 6. 1888. D. B. S. A "

Garun Dam Spillway.
The con'rLte work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam i- over aS per c nt completed, 152.764
cubic :,a.ds. out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on August
26. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week. and of the total in
place, follows:

DAT E. Concrete Hours No.
Laid. worked. Mixers.
A.U suL 21 200 15 c00 2
August 21 1.2 I 12 00 2
Augut 23.. 00 16 00 2
August 24 ... 1L4 15 00 2
August 25 .1... 1 14 00 2
August 2. 6 10 12 00 2
Total ... 06.4 84.00 2
Previously reported 151.;00 I
Grand total 1552.;64 __

Porro Bello Crusher.
A statement of the rock crushed at Porto
Bello quarry during the week ending August
2b. lollori%

DAT. Hour Cubic
worked Vards.
Augu-t 21 2 32 1.155
Au:u;. 22 2 05 754
Auus 2 55 947
Augu, 24 . . 3 25 1.190
August 25 3 ;5 1.17
Aag. 2 60 5 12: 1.81
_19 44 7.924

Resolutions of Respect and Sympathy.
The Pedro Miguel Masonic Club has
adopted resolutions of respect in connection
with the death of John C. Blair, a copy of
which ha-, been forwarded to Renovo Lodge,
No. 495, Renuvo Pa., with which he was
At the meeting of the Isthmian Canal
Rcbekah Lodge, No. 1, Gorgona, Independent
Order of Odd Fellu,.s, resoliition.of .% mpathy
were passed on the di.ath of Mrs. Otis. the
mother of XMr Harry Otis of C.oreona.

At Culebra, on August 18, during a local
rain storm, the wind reached a velocity of 38
miles an hour, blowing from the northeast.
This is the second highest velocity recorded
at this station, the highest being 39 miles an
hour on July 20, 1910.

Vol. v., No. 1.

August 30, 1911.


Bids to be Asked for Hydroelectric Equipment
for Permanent Use.
Bids will be advertised fur in the near
future for the following materials and cjuiip-
ment for the hydroelectric generating plant
at the Spillway in Gatun Dam. Three Darer
turbine., 2230 kiluomatts each- 3 gu.ieirnorn:
3 headgates: 3 penstocks; 3 compre--ed, air
regulators; 3 electric generator.. 3 e\citer:.:
2 motor-driven exciter sets; one lubriating
system; one 20-ton traveling crane. The
switchboard cable control and electric F.i-
tures will be advertised for later.
The equipment is for thegenerating station
that will furni-h current for power to operate
the gates, valves, and other machinery of the
locks, the regulating works of the -pilliaj
of Gatun and Miraflores dams, and will fur-
nish light for the same, as well as light and
poweralong the Canal. Two prop.s-al, ill be
requested, one for a plant to be in-tailed in
the center of the Dam at the Spillwa,,, and
the other below the Dam at the- 'pillwaiv, the
advantage of the latter location being
greater head. Water for both plants aill
be taken from CGatun Lake at the -pillw-y,
where regulating gates will keep the maximum
elevation as near 87 feet abore sea I-.el a.
possible, and where, at the end of the four
months' dry sea on, the eater inav fall ai lIwi
as 79 feet above sea levIl. Frmrn a :-.-rncretc
forebay in the Spillway dam. water %il1 he
carried in penstocks. rquipp-d with hiadgarc-
and compressed air regul.ator-,)or s.ur_.i rank-
to the turbines.
For proposal No. 1, the a\cragie diff'rrence-
between the water levels in the lake and in
the tailrace is e-timated at 75 feet, and the
turbines are rated on this basis, and are of
the vertical type. For proposal No 2. the
turbines are to be rated upon the basis If an
average difference of .3 feet in '-le\atiouns
The topography in the vicinits of trhi-
lower end of the Spillwa, dam is .uitablef or
either vertical or horizonrital type .f turbine.
Turbines-The turbini; .ill be of the un-
submerged, vertical .-halt type. with not mre
than two runners prr turbine, and with
runners encased and in tandem: -peed 300,
250, or 214.3 rotations per minute, whichever
is best adapted to the design of turbine. Each
will deliver 2250 kilowatts at the shaft then
the average difference in water 'c.-el, i; 75
feet for proposal No. 1, and ,3 feet for proposal
No.2. Inoperation, the turbine n ill be subject
to instantaneous- fluctuations of load equal
to 50 per cent of thi full rating The runners
are to be of cast iron, or steel plate, or a com-
bination of both, designed to give the blades
maximum rigidity and strength, arranged to
permit easy removal from the case, to it[h-
stand all shock occasioned by water hammer,
and an increase in speed of 100 per cent above
normal. The outer casing wIl be of cast iron,
or steel plate, and the inner casing uf caat iron,
and every facility for the inspection, repair.
and removal of the runners v.ill be provided.
The shaft will be of forged nickel steel. prefer-
ably of hollow cross section, but alternative
bids for a forged carbon steel shaft will be
considered. The speed regulating garc-- till
be of the balanced wicket type. vertical
thrust bearing of the hanging, ball, or roller
type, is specified for the main bearing, but
bids will also be considered for bearings of
other types. Each turbine will be provided
with quick acting, relay type governors,
actuated either electrically or hydraulically,

and of sufficient capacity for operating the
gather smoothly% and in :uch time as will give
the minimum variation in speed of the turbine.
Each governor will be: equipped with an
auxiliary udeicre for sma.ihlrl closing the
gate in event ,i.f the Itnlure of the guvernnr to
Headge:ls--One- lea-dgat. i ill he required
to close thIe npenina to eai.h pen-t.,.ck It
will be contruLtt.d rntirrl', .., iron and -teel,
will run in cast iro n or -Lteel gui.-, and bri
railed and loweredb, nman- nif a v rtical tem,
to which motion v.ill be tranrmrttrcd b\ a
verti.cl, nunri-inc worm, driven b\ a 3 22i-
volt. 3-plhas. 25-cr c le induction mot.Ir. Each
gate 'ill be equipped with an au\iliar. val.'e
fir the purpaoe o f passing water dtluly into
the pen-tuck after periods ul -hut Idon ,or
disuse of the turbine and it muai be if zize
tu fill the pen-tocik in approximately fi\e
minute Alter the pent .'.ick is filled, the
headgate will upcn auretomaticall\. In front
of the gates will bli a trash rack o.f b-ar iron
tu protect the -at's penstock, and turbine
from damage by debris carried in the %water.
Pensocksii-The pensruc k- will be of the
combination metal plate and concrete rpe.
the mniral be-in sufficicntrl strong to take
the ten-sin caused b., the h-.drostrci. and
impact pressure; of the nater. and the con-
crete, the external pressure of the back fill.
The concrete will be placed b-, the Coum-
mis--on and lorm- no prtn ,f the contract.
The inside diameter of the pen-itr. k- "ill n-,t
be less; than I.I fl:t 6 inches, the platsc of
wrought ir.n or zolt steel not leI-s rhann
38 ,of an inmh thi. k. anid -luin into) 1a c-,n-
tinuou- tube fro-m gate to turbine., either b%
riveting or by loI:kbar joint .
C..'apet'SI'd a:r reL_'iia'ttirs-The cjumpresi- d
air regulators, or surge tank%. are t-i be of the
differential tape and %ill be lIcated in the
ba-ement uf the power housi under the gen-
erator room. The complete eqluipment will
consist of one regulator attached to.each pen-
tuctk, ia irommon header connected to a
compre-s-ed air tank. litJ air compressor;.
and the neitesary auxiliaries. The function
of the regulatur, in addJti...n to acting as a
buffer lor sho,ckz, due- to rleected loads, will
be to a-a-it the governor in adjusting the
turbine speed. It will be constru.-ted of steel
plates, air tight. and will be riaeted to the
penstock through a tapering nozzle of proper
proportions ti give the best results in speed
GeC eorirs-The generiaors w hill be of the
3-phaie alternator t, pe, capacity% 2500 k.\. a.
12000J k.w i1 at bIl per cent power factor:
pole 10, 12, or 14, \oltace ideltal 21200
current per phase, 650 amperes; frequency, 25
cycles per -ecind; speed. 300, 250, or 214..3
rotatiu,ns per minute They will be ol the
vertical, water turbine tape, with separately
e\x:ited, re ol ine field: armatures, star con-
nected, and the neutral load to be brought to
the Same terminal block as'the phase loads.
The characteristics el the generators shall be
such that the', may be operated in parallel,
cither with one another, or with the present
installation of three 1500-k. v. a., 2200-volt,
1500-r. p. m.. 25-cycle, star connected, steam
turbine-dri'ven alternator, situated at Mira-
flores, 40 miles distant, b, transmission
from Gatun Spillway. Owing to the starting
and stopping of the man:, induction motors
required in the operation of the several locks,
the generators will be subjected to instan-
taneous fluctuations of anextreme nature, and

must be designed to meet the conditions of
an instantaneou- oarl3mtin of load equal to
50 per cent of the full load rating. An exciter
generator of the direct rurrVnt, -hunt foundd
typ-e, 50 kilov. att. 125 volt;, 40I) amperes.
30Of, 2'I.I, or 214 3 rorationa per minute, \er-
rical tp pe, mill Ie mounted diir-ctl% upon the
shtir of eachl generator
Tiu.. mv..trir-dri;en e\citer :-eti ul .I i-k. i .
capacti,., a jra\ i[ tl:, p lubricr tini -i -ttm
with C'Lntrifulgal pump:. and one 211.ton,
3mrnot.,r ira'cling crane, ti tic- erre.ttd in
the piw:-r hou-e. uI.rm part ul the contract.

Sewer and Waler Connections in Colon and Pan-
President \rii-.-men rif Panama has
appro.-'.d th'e agreement recently, entered into
rith rec.ard -t.., Ihe init.-tllatiion I.I kattr and
seer pipc- in rhe i.itlc- ol C'_oln and Panama,
and ha. i--uc-i the t,,llhr\uinz decree under
dat.. of July. 21, 1911:
r. .- :le: I The r.roUi i-jnrs..i :.n l d in i.d re ul ati.rjn r
c',.rn.io g the in.talliaioin cI .jlt-r and se.er io3rin ::-
tiunr in rice :.lcL i oI Pain jm ar..i Clubn dar mIOrplrLed
in th- iollatowng iannrer
\'b:in not l.':in ongindl a, rn-tru-:a n In nliich the
Cummili ,n i:onltruct or lat mat-.r r ruln or seair
rmaini jlon i the. itreril in which p-rmnajDnt buildnli:
tsLc. ih- ia-ommi-ion will -.-ntrujt ail the 'a;ti icre
latcal eleniionr Irrom thee caler or 'ot er mains
i, rlie -edge :i the :eid. lk al the -treet. lor i ihe purpose
of pro Lilinz ia.-ill. es to the uo n r-' ol tio tri building.
In Lr.Jir lhal Ihr may miak'- lte ,-ern the rneces2n
inf tallaii-ii)'i ani *,ratiie.:tirn:, thi: m ri.r ii laitral r -x-
t ,ii_'fn' -c iiJl tI. .Iilei :le asi a I-a 01 the .rignal
,.r .: -a ,I :. h t airr an ,l r'c n in: jind paid Lb the
RC- p.lic .i:. Panama. i,-\\'hrn trL..nn-. ion are made
Irc-nrIn chl e.c-. I he, .:Ideij. lk to tlh huIl.lir.e in
i-,.:( .l-n ih';er u,,-i :-r h ,hil pa., li e C:,.. oc l u>t ' ,ark.
ii ihe ii ntlail .,i.nsrlucti.-n of the til er and se':,r
inin i. made t. e he Comun..l-on iny acl those
Citnc .lJong tlre .. in ahich Ihere are no buildings
a[ the time -i ririnInrin srih :lrk Lt c.:L-Jl u.-ion tl nen
ihrate lateril r ntcnjrons Irum the r tEcr a.ilJ iwer
maini to rthe eig-r ol the Aidewalk -hall not be made by
the Lmmietsion W",ic i.th Governmento the Republic
reqjueii it ori.:c ll, and it; coa i ;nall be rl3,J in the
iarm agreed upon Dbtwteen Ihe GovC'rnmtc oc Ihe
R,:public and thel adl.hortnir i01 tll; Coomjmi-son.
In -'.a : in li:ih inn tallati.n ol plumDinng must be
made and it i- ncce;- ira to connect .Aih tie iatrt
or _:ewer rrni In tme -:iti:s oI P.jju na an-J iulon and
aher- thasc lIateral; h3ir nor t been laid auch irn;i i-
lait.n" hball be mc rlj as llolloi Fram the wate.er or
,seer mian to ire edge l' li-.: h tUi:i olki b the DLI i'on
ol PuOblne Works of the Depa-riment o:f Ci, l Admioi;-
Lraiion of lh e Canal Zon-. an- Iraim ijid edge up to
and IIIn hb building tbl Il 'i Ol ,-r: thruulhi dal ltIcen-cd
pl-anmbers. and the uct i1 tre entire in-itala.ion from
the water or ieCVr mann up to and in the DbJ'lJdng
shall be pt.d by tll- o\ netr ol ihe ~ rne, a.ll ibo e in-
stallLtiani in bolt, cii r iill bi mirde in aceri.Jance
with the pru.'iionr and tcgilamionn upon the iibletlt
which hate been rer-etoloreir rmac'heealt-:rtberronmul-
Ancon Ouarry.
A stiteneni of the rock crushcd at Ancon
quarry during the week ending August 26,
follo: s
Hour Cbbi-:
,AT E worked \ rdb
August 21 . 4 30 1 S75
A.ugu;l 2? .. ; SO 2.102
August 23J 20 3.338
Au, iiil 24 6 35 3.012
Augui 25 5 0i 1.608
August 2o 0 4 .2.407
Total 38 o O 14.542

George- Alfred C(aldtell, sanitary inspector
at Gatun, died at Colon Hoipital on August
26. He vwa 46 ',earC ; on adge, single. and was
born in Kentucky. He %na- appointed to
-ervicei on the Isthmus a, a draftsman in the
Division of Building Cnstruction on July 29,
1904. and "as transferred to the Department
of Sanitation on January I 107.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associ-
Thi matin, pictur- scnedlule lor the ek, September
4 o v .5, as iollon. Septl.mt.r-r 4. Ir-rgr.na; September
5. Gatun; September 6, Cristobal; September 7.
Culebra; September 8, Corozal; September 9, Empire.
The game of volleyball between the Married Men
and the Bachelors on Friday evening resulted two to
one in favor of the Bachelors.
A volleyball tournament has been organized with
five teams--Quartermaster, Chief Engineer, Married
Men, Independent, and All Star.
Messrs. Dougherty and Case have been chosen as
captains of the Culebra bowling teams to represent
Calebra in the Isthmian league.
The following high scores were bowled on the alleys
during the past week: Tenpins-Giavelli, 208; Pinney.
212; Pearson, 214; Gustavson, 213. Duckpins-Pinney,
100, 124; Grund, 109; Scull, 100; McLeod, 103, 104,
105; Payne, 102; Pulsifer, 101; Danielson, 114; Davis,
In the handicap tenpin tournament just closed, the
following medl: .erie %won Highe;t averagee C. Ander-
son 180 cond nlgh ascrage. J Spiaks, 185.9;
highest percentage of games won, L. Giavelli, 31 out
of 34; second high average, F. L. Gorham. 23 out of 34;
highest flat score, L. Giavelli, 243; highest handicap
score, R. Kosier, 249 (handicap 20).
On Saturday evening, September 2. the Isthmian
tenpin tournament will open, with Gatun playing at
In the boys' handicap duckpin tournament just
closed, the following were winners: High score, Donald
Benninger, 113; high average, Maurice Witt, average
88.2; most games, Wallace Catte, 11 out of 17.
The subject for discussion by the literary and
debating society for September 1 will be "Personal
economy as a factor in industrial conditions."
The Hearons Sisters' Concert Company appeared
before an audience of over 300 on Tuesday night,
August 22, and will fill a return engagement on Sat-
urday, September 9, with an entire change of program.
It has been decided to close the membership contest
on Saturday night, September 23, when a "smoker"
and entertainment will begiven in honorof the winning
team, the Gorgona indoor baseball team, champions
of the Isthmian league, and the new members.
The monthly song service on Sunday night, August
27 was attended by about 150 people. The Rev. A. A.
Nellis of Empire delivered an address, and Mrs.
Jas. H. Murray, contralto, rendered two solos-
"Absence" and "The Rosary"'-in addition to the
usual singing by the audience. The choir consisted of
ten young ladies of Gorgona.
The following members have been appointed a
house committee to promote the general comfort and
satisfaction of patrons, and make suggestions as to
changes or improvement of the accommodations and
service: C. Patterson, L. W. Hennen, Manning Meeks,
W. J Earle. H. D. Burnham, J. C. Deavours, and W. H.
The dramatic society is rehearsing a two-act
comedy sketch, which they expect to present in the near
future. Arrangements have been made for the purchase
of the necessary properties.
The tenpin bowling match between Camp Elliott
and Gorgona on the local alleys on Saturday evening,
August 28, resulted, as follows:
.M1 .. 154 138 119 M.Van.... 195 157 187
%r.ght .. 142 174 158 Humphrey.. 149 154 188
Schwartz... 139 141 172 Haldeman.. 203 134 144
-lrni,...n 103 142 154 Haggerty... 149 156 168
Mirrn, 167 165 159 Roper...... 200 144 159

Total.... 705 760 762 896 745 846
The preliminary chess and checker tournament
resulted, as follows:
Checkers- Won. Lost. Drawn.
Gartrell ..... ... ... 15 0 3
Lincoln ................ 11 3 1
.i n r,, 1.. ........... 8 4 2
r .. 7 7 2
I.r-k. F. L.............. 5 9 2
'l.rk.. B. B ....... 3 7 7
Hall ........... .... 11 3 0
Grier .... ..... 91 2 I 1
.: ,.n ..... .. 4 2 0
Sh 1.1 .. . ........ 6 6 0
Hore .................. 2 2 0
In the present tournament each player will have
four games of chess with each other player, and n ne

games of checkers. Ten chess players have entered
the tournament.
At the last ime-etng oi the wreitilng class the members
decided to hold their meetings twice each week
During the absence of Fred Huber. j. W. W\'l.in will
act as instructor.
The Cristobal tenpin bowling team won two out of
three games from Gatun on Saturday night.
At the opening meeting of the literary and debating
club on August 23, a program was enjoyed by audi-
ence of over 100. Refreshments were served, the
ladies furnishing home made cake.
The subject for debate on September 6 is "Resolved,
that immigration should be further restricted."
An order for new library books will be sent to the
States. Any one knowing of good new books is requested
to leave the names at the office.
The States entertainment given by the Hearons
Sisters on Thursday night was attended by an audience
of over 300. A return engagement: in the form of a
sacred concert, will be given on Sunday night, Sep-
tember 3, at 9 p. m. This entertainment will be free
to all.
The following are the leaders in the local tenpin
handicap tournament:
Won. Lost. P. C.
Weaver ................. 15 3 .833
Peterson ................ 5 1 833
Louch .................. 19 4 .826
Beard.............. .... 17 4 .809
Buser. ................. 9 5 .643
Next Saturday night the opening games in the
Isthmian tenpin league will be rolled on the Cristobal
alleys between Culebra and Cristobal.
The following high scores were rolled during the
week: Tenpins--Louch. 216, 216, 200; Rigney, 208;
Wheeler, 203; Babbitt, 210; Burgoon, J., 205; Atkins,
200; Collins, 205, 202; Claherty, 212. Duckpins-
Poore, 102; Louch, 106; Hess, 100, 106, 103.

Distances on Canal Zone Roads.
The distances along the Canal Zone Highway from
Panama to Gorgona are, as follows:


RR. station, Panama
R.R. t iion. Panama
R R.st lton, P-,n.mn

R.R. station, Panama
R R. itation. Panama
R.R nation Panama
RR R taion Panima
R R. iration, Panjma
R.R. station. Panama

R R. station Panam.
Ea't end ol Empire
SLipeni, on bridge
R.R. station. Empire.

R.R. Station, Empire

R R station Erniire
Junction ol the m'in
highi ay and the
h arne- road to
Ba. Obirpo tsttlon
and Corozal road
Jun.tLlon of .abanbas
and Corozal roads

To MIEs.

Junction of road to Sa-
banasand Corozal road 0.79
Corozal R R station 4.03
J un ion iith r.ad lead-
ing to Miraflores R.R.
station............. 7.23
Pedro Miguel RR. sta-
tion.......... ...... 8.94
Church at Paraiso..... 10.20
East end of Empire sus-
pension bridge...... 13.89
EmpireR RR station .. 14.56
La,3saadas road croto,-
ing near corral...... 17.32
Junction with Marines'
road to Baa Obispo
station............. 19.00
Gorg.:.n RR station 21.92
End of macad.am road'
l1Caing to Las Ci-s.
crda; plainoletn 2.88
End ofi the finisiihed pot.
tLon nl road leading'
toward CLhorreXa 0.51
End of graded roriion oil
road .l:3dtng toward
Chorrera.......... 1.70
RR. station Culebra... 1,20

R.R.station,BasObispo 0.30
Police stationn Sabanas. 2.37
Zone line on Sabanas
road............... 3.12

Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cris-
tobal, and Colon, during the week ending August 26:
Santona, August 21. from Baltimore, with 140
package. hitter plant material 52 pieces structural steel.
39 bundle:. reel rails I S5CO pilcea iteel te.. 34 btunles
lock material. 8 pieces lock material, 6 cases lock
material, for Atlantic Division; 15 bundles lock material
for Pacific Division; 9 barrels furnace castings. 126
pieces white oak lumber, 370 pieces couplers, for
Mechanical Division; 1,200 kegs bolts, 5,000 bundles
tie plates, 472 barrels crushed sulphate, 70 barrels
lump alum. 1,500 cases dynamite, for stock.
Print Joachim, August 21, from New York, with 23
pieces castings for Atlantic Division; 14 cases paper
for stock.
Montoso, August 22. from New York, with 89,400
bags cement for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Abangares, August 24, from New Orleans, with 35
piecespiling for AtlanticDivision; 16 pieces steam shovel

chains for Central Division; 10 pieces castings for
Pacific Division; 425 pieces white oak lumber for
Mechanical Division: 30 crates library paste. 921 bales
hal. 23 bial: duck. 125 pieces yellow pine lumber. 314
pieces yellow pine lumber. 9114 bundles ceding lumber.
1,693 bundles flooring lumber. for stock
ZaLapa. August 24. from New Vork with 21 cases
tape fuse and 16 barrel; glassware for stock.
1,dranice. August 25. from New York. with 10 barrels
punt. b cases car ,eals. 100 kegs spikes 250 pieces rail
loinl 29 bundle 'bhent iron a cas.t insulated wire. 20
pieces lumber 12 barred graphite. 97 pieces pig lead.
Ior stock; 10 pie: -z steam _novel chains ior Central
Di.',iion: 7 raes dredge sleeves for Atlantc Division;
I1:0 cadCs glja.,are. .5 cases drugs and sundries. for
Sarntarv Dep3rrmnot. and a miscellaneous cargo. the
whiol coil.itlng of 720 pa3kag.es. weighing 86 tons.
Prins t iJL' Frrdfth' AUgLIL 26. from New York,
Sixth 2'j.lai-: bha. lrne cip ifor stock

BATES-DEL OL-At Culebra. C on August ?4,
thL Rer Hllnry Cofilin aofiiiling. Lucile Scott.
d.url-t.er oi Licitenant.-Colonrl and Mrs. C. A. Devol.
toi \lb.-r G Bite.
.JLL\ N-nMcEW'EN-At Cr.ilobal C. Z., on
Lfu glt 24. Laura D. NlcEsen 0o OtLuWa Kansas, to
Jotn C .Allyn o! Springeldi Missurt. the Rev. J. L.
\\'ie omi..ijting Canal Zone re,,dence. Gatun.

Rainfall from August I to 26, 1911, Inclusive.

W 0 S06

Paiifii tilrlon- In.. Ins.
A.on . 1 94 12 6 18
Balboa 2 49 12 7.99
N *iraflorea 2 30 20 6.36
Pedro Miguel. 15 9 4.85
Rio Grande .... 2.13 2 7.69
CentralI StCllon-
Culehra ..2 4; ?1 7 88
Ca acho .. 1.64 21 7.61
Empire .. 1.96 21 5 63
Gambo 85 25 5.96
*juan Mina 59 21 8 36
.lhiluela I 29 21 9.59
El igia 1 49 19 12 07
'Gorg,)na. 1. I 05 2 7.35
San Pablo I 70 25 6.20
Tabirnlla 2 13 15 7.08
Bohio .. 1 05 25 4.94
"Monte Lino 11 15 8.68
.4tlantrt Section-
Gatun 1 19 20 6.71
*Bruos Brook 4 5 14 11 34
Cr.stobal 4 27 14 10.95
Porto B.llo .. 4 27 13 t20 54

*Stindard rain gage--readigs at 5 p. m. daily.
.Automatl rain gaF e at inrjtarred srations-values
midnight to midnient. ITo 5 p. m., August 25.
Stages of the Chagres.
M iurimum heights ot the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight. Sa3urAl3.. August 26. 1911. All
heibnL- are in teet aDove mein e level

r t. m 0 ..
Sur Aug. 2o. 129 0 94 6 48 2 15 0 14.7
Mon.. Aug 21 141 9 1035 5 5 18 8 15.3
Tues.. Aug .2 130 0 96 a 5i 0 20 5 16.6
Wed.. Aug. 23 12:.8 94 5 48 2 17.1 16.6
Thur...Aug. 24 1'7.7 94 0 46 S 16 7 16.4
Fri.Aug.25 178 0 94 1 47; 16 3 16.0
Sat.. Aug 26 127 9 94 0 47 5 16 3 15 9

Height of low|
H31Ftr. 125 U 92 0 44 0

The folluoming ves'el: arrived at. or departed from
the puorn Baiboa during the seek ending August 26:
Arariti-AluIunu 210 Llt., of Panama. from San
FrancncLe. Argtlt 21. Craiemala. from Callao; August
22. tla. 1:.iri. from San Franci'.o. ,Ilnaw. trom Buen-
alentara, Peru, from Gua.'a3.udl. Auguit 26. Oberon.
Iron] Port Hariord.
Departure--August 22 Q rt.i. to Guayaquil:
August 23. Palena to \'alparaiso; August 24. Stanley
Dollar. to San Francisrq, August 25. Peru. to San
Francnco. August 26 Citv of Panama. to San Fran-
cisco, dAlanarl. to Buenaventura

LOST-In Colon. or on train No 73 a ladies' gold
locket and chain unh initials "E. M." Reward, if
returned to W. D. McHenry, Gatun.

Vol."V., No. 1.

August 30, 1911.



lUumlnating Oils and Lubricants.
CLLEEBRA C. Z August 15, 1011
CIRCU.AR No 314-G. fSupersedang CIRCULAR No.
The following list of illumnating ols. and labricating
oils and greases, will be considered as sLandardl for
the Isthmian Canal Commission and Panama Railroad
Company. and vill be used only for the purposes
indicated. excepting onlv as noted in the last par agraph
of this order. All reQuIsLItons on the Quanerma.ter's
Department shall spediy the odi or lubricant desired.
either by the I.C. C number given below.or by name,
or by both. and no name other than bhat given below
for each particular oil or lubricant shall be uued in
designating the same on requisition-. etc. No oil- or
lubricants ;ill be requisitioned for unless the -ame
are included in the following Ihrt. until after apDlication
for authority to procure same. 'horsng the necessity
therefore, has been fist submitted to and approved.
by me
The metal drums in which mi:t of the libricating
oils are furnished bave to be returned to the oil con-
tractor in good condition. Care should. therefore. be
exercised in their handling to prevent born damage
and loss of od and in no case should they be used a a
continuous container for the same or ana other oil;
but, when empty, should be returned promptly to the
Quartermaster's Depanrtment.
The pnces pgien below indicate the actual cost to
the Commission and Panama Rjtlro-Md Company of
all oils and lubricants. delivered at Crinobal. under
the pre-sent annual contract li-o't of drums nor in-
dudedj and are not intended to ;uperie.le the pn-.s
given in the price hook of the Ouirterma-ttir'a Depart-
ment. aud should not be u-ed in tre mate.lal accounts
I. C. C No I V'halu, i-Foorthe internal lubrica-
LIon of steam ssl\es and c'lhnd.er on all ~la-a-E of
equipment. Ci-t per gallon. in driumn. 80 l'5.
I. C. C. No 2. .4Ar ,ompr.;:jar u/in-I, oil-For
the internal lubrication oi air rl, lind- of air cumrrc--
sors. and for pneumatic hammers and drills. Co(t.
per gallon, in drums. SU 15
I. C. C. No. 3. JIfarn n engine oil--For manner en-
gesa, but not in crank cases. whe-re it roauld be agiated
and mixed with water. for. being a Mc'impoun-led oil It
would emulsmly it so used, also for rhe block beanorng
oI auction dredges. Coat. per gallon in drums SO ?.'5
I. C. C No. 4. 4Srationlrvyangne id--Fo-r s~taionar5
engines. electric dynamos. -nd motors v ool ann metal
working machinery, and for the general lubriratli)n of
machinery, also. or die; ol bolt ut.er;. :.urret lathes
etc.. except where the use of lard oil ; permitted.
(See note under lubricant No I1.1 Cost. per gallon.
in drums. S0.13.
1. C. C. No. 5. Locomosrne engine oil-For all loco.
motives. running gear of all locomotise cranes deck
machinery of dr*,dgc. exceptt engine... asnrJ for cold
saws in mahLine shops. Cost per gaslln in drum-_
I. C. C. No 6 Turbine Cntimmu oil-For all 4te-p
bearings of turbines in the NMlraflorfe and Gatun
power plants only This oil is also known as step
bearing oil. Cost, per gallon. in Orums 50 13
I. C. C No 7. Gas engine orl-For the cylindrs ol
internal combustion engines Cont per gallon, in
drums. 50.23.
I. C. C. No 8 'eslinghone cank Aae oil-For use
in the crank cases of WestLnghouse vertici l compound
engines only. Cost. per gallon. In can.;. S0 20
I. C. C. No 9. Ca'r oil-For the tournral' of all car-.
passenger coaches. locomotive tend-r- and ruling
stock generally, for steam shovel bearngs where not
equipped with grease cups and for inpod drills and
switches. Cost, per ,Illon, in drums. 50.10
I. C. C. No 10. Transformer i-il-For use ir the
electrical subdivision in sirtooled transformers only.
Cost, per gallon. in drums SU.28
1. C. C No. II Lard oi--For hand tor.hes for
illuminaLing purposes only on maricn equiDment On
land, for shop use on pipe-threading machines: ind it
may be substauted for stationar engine oil il. C C
No. 4.) when necessary.on dies of turret machines and
on bolt cutters. when working refined iron or tough
machinery steel. The use of thisoil shuld be mDitmut-d
to the greatest possible extent on account of its aigh
cost. Cost. per gallon. in rans. SO 0
I. C. C. No I? .Ammonia cylinder l/--Fur tle in-
ternal lubrication of cylinders of ammonia compreisora
only. Cost. per gallon. in drums. 50.35
I. C. C No. 13. Crude oil-For the lubric:aton of
steam shovel chains, cables, where designateil, and
general purposes where oils and greases have been
used as a preservative Cost per gallon, in barrel-
SO 0262.
I. C. C. No. 20 Nosliquid oil-This is an oil of
the consistency of vaseline, for the lubrication of
sheaves of carnages on the Lidgerwood cableways at

Gatun. ior air brake cylinders. and triple salves and
such pneumatic dills and motors as may be equipped
for the ue of greaeC Cost per pound in barrels. 50 0s.
C. C No 21 Cup freaJs (sllowu-,-For all clias-
of lubrication where crejae 's uted in compression cup-
This grease is brnF recrive-.l in two c...a.iirncie,
No. 3 and No. 5. the No 3 of 1.?er coni-t'i:in.. to be
nird on michinrn. iubie:t to normal teImperriure
and tile No. i oi heavier conisticnt', to b.: ued : on
ms3hinnery sublc:t to higher tImp-:r-.tuies Cost. per
pound. In Csn3. $0 06
I C C No. 22 Ge; ricreaij For a.ll. li.esa llU'ir.
cation requiring gre-se for which com Drior -ion culi are
nor adapted This includes the .ent-F r oad ,ide
be-arina of Crrs. cranes. and team .hor...i alio wire
cable. both Ljtndine and runner -'t. CnAl rir
pound. in :c3ns S0.0" 5.
I C C No. 23. C .ai- rea:,- Fc-r the 'lni:rlo.:k-'ed-
Stire track cables oi the Gaun ibhlreav, e :.:lu-.' lyv
Co-i per pound. ;o barrel. Sr 075;
I C C No 24 Crain pgir grea:t-For u:I. on Inc:,.-
rTiolire rrank pin' onl]' her : pres,;jr'e cu iit- re jii d.
Care should be exerci.red not to confound this grc,.-e
,,th rup prea-e No-: and 5 (I. CC No 21 1 whi-:h
i- not sultabl- for this purpose. Colt per pound in
barrels. $00525
I. C C. No. 30. Sirual orl-For use in railroad
lantern; only and in the cab 1i.hts of engines Co.t.
per tellon in cans SO 37
I C C No. 31 Kerou -ne id-For us-m inloomortive
headlights. pasienecr :oach and imiar lar ps.ordinary
lantern-. and for rleining purproer Cost. per gallon,
in drum, SO 1008. in cans. SO 1l35
I. C. C No 10. Ga soila --For ute on csgoline-
launch-. motor car blog torchf; Acl'nin et- oI .
per gillon in drum SO 19bt in Lan. C no 'o0
Standard hand o'l.rs. and oil an: h--h.l I.be ui-d as
pr.o idpd in circular \o 'I'.
Scor. o- this-l rcular -oall be po..red in all -t tionir.
pl3nt; -h'p-.. 'n i" rIOiJo'-j : tor:eho- iei nil o I n.-iu
on ill mlrinn* erui-niernt and in :u,'r nith r pl.- t: as
ma',. br nc.:e'srsi Io inure the cocniajnice of 'ame bty
all .:.-in -.rn- il
Sub.Liiiui i O i i. cheaper g i-r -if th,: sLtndard
I C nd P R R lutiricants cirin aboif ii-s. he
approved b.i the itrahline .nncirnier wherever practi-
cable thi above circular r df-firnn in I genferf l r.'v
their ar -.ptd u ;e.
;EOn. \' trsJt TH .L'
Ch.irman i ;hmranr C.mna Comeri ':o0r
Pr, iei.tl Plllnama Rairoad ('owrpln'

Inspector of Fuel and Lubricants.
CUIEBR.c. C. 7 Augu.It 21. 1911
CIRCI.'L.%\ No .?6-.H
Erlectlre this date Mr. JIm,- E John-on i- a.*
pointed IPrDmectO of fuel and Ilt.rcart :onsruJmptlojn.
and as such. ill report d ir-tl:. In the Asilnt3nt to
the Chief Enmin-er. L-E.o W GOETHAL.L.
Chlarriisn IsiminCai..ui Cmrwrm'ii.n
P.crdrjilt PIanarrm Ri iroaJd i( omrlpan

Waste of Coal in Unloading.
CLtLEBRA C Z.. August 13. Il11
\\'aste of coil re.;ltine ironm unloading it directly
on the grondI at different point on the Isthmus is an
appreciable item. and shouldd be minimized bs -s r-
ciminE dlr care. and wh.-reier poralble b% proi'idinng
a floor no old uood or metal material on iwh.-h it
un!o' d it. Scattered r-lls of unused coal shIiul in all
case, be cleaned up -nd utilized as the work prou-erd:
Chaurmnsi i nhmran Caual CommnniiJ--n
Pr.;liirn Panama R.-s.road Conimpniy

Charges Against Employes.
CUIEBRA C Z August 2 1011
Any emplove against whom --hargie o1 jny kind alr
made. ball be permttled to be present during any
formal hearing; or inveir4laiian conducted .here the
Iesltmon of witn.-:'e- I heard tib a board r.r offiial.
And in call or r.ro-~-exim.ne ltnl-.,e-.
Chairman I sttlriwn (undl Commn i.lon
President. P-nIma RaKdlroaid Ci'ompan,

Shop Expense Percentage.
CULEBRA. C. August 24 1911
In :accordance m.th the provisions of circular No
169-E the following shop expense percentage for each
'hop is hereby fixed effective September I. o1Ql and
will be applied, untl further orders rn the distributed

labor used in all -shoc racork. In crour.u nc. a-ilh the
pro islons of circular No 2j4-. .'Z.
DivisioN OR SnOP ihor. exr-ense
.er i.ent[ru
MeNhanical Dil, tin I
Empi.r-? -hop -,%
Dr.'dock srhopr 4:.
Bialboii hot. '
Bun, Bui h',1
Portc Bello 2.0
Circular letter from thi' orffc. dri ted 'I- I'1 Il.
]- r..okr.a GECc 1V r.inAte.Is
C'haIm-u .]I ,'J C'ic iLh i, rn''

Oil Cans.
C(iBBRa I C Aug uit 24. 1911
Ciacr.n. .u No 33.-B
Th- I-'oll.wine addition. And .im,:ndments to .:lrcular
No .38 are here. arpprosed for the guidancen ofi ll
No Iti Ttents -taor-inih prinng hand- oiler istand-
ard l.:..m-aT it--. tsypel itor uwe on locnmoti.'e and t-:lam
*ho tle ani' C'a'i-aCt.', print
No 4; E 'lteen- rih :rring hand oiler i .ime ivpe
Ind maternal a No a1n. for 'Js- on -Ir.-.dc.e crane-,
jhblem; :. jnd 'm:lli-r equipment than I'.-r-r.notile
and sle'm :h:v:l-
ReQriiHiuor.s for Lthe above ill be honur,.d only
after arpr.i\ i hbi tih tr'.elinc ennineer-
Ch.iirrnjma I t"l'ni.i-N CaJ-il C-i .Mrfr i:l,-;
Pre Jentr P-irisnja Path--d- Cams[-in.

Standard Coal Scoop.
CI.-EBRA C. Z Aurustl 25 1911
iereifter the No, 3 :coor. "rill he adopt-:-d a' ihe
taLnd-ard iar ,., e o t -r-em-rl .n ill c:nal -b ruri.n [ri-n
and .*uiprim.rr janl i iIi .tl itonar plant: ;Ah;re
o',Ajl I u;:-J ]' iLel Futurr r'-qu-i' Iun: Ior Iil rur, horfe
-,i -: opr in tl~h I.'ntrd S1li MrI1 thi;s [iuri-je thiill
pi-pe,:;-' the Noi t i:or'i
Ct-FO ,' C.OEiu. t-.
c Ui.runizi i ri I a iiji' s i '.i rj5er i
Pie .if--t Paps. na li-rrold ua ...ra,

Care in I'nloading Coal Cars
I'TEI r e. E sZ UJL 191i I
CiR-ci-'t si N.:, 405
MIi aiLttition h3i t.r n intiievld i I h- thai t Lual
i; bilnt ILct -in Ithe end' of --ir-< .hern unliridlnmc tl-m.
Thnl I an un-.norn.mncal rrti.r e .und shnllJd Le di;-
..nntiinlld It direct i tliii iher-a iiir in th' iinllialilr.
of coal rs coal be rL:motri- from the end j: .-11I
from the body oi the r. .Ind fail j re .- j dl. tfhl ill
ren-Jr r the employ.- or er mpl-l ,,': reir-r.:'n -cle !it.i- [,)
a 'uspenornn ol' from o:ine I- F.-e di, lo r each otirXnr-
H1al'4 -jf depanmnin t ind illl-ion 'ill be ease-.Lted
tc- .- thii tlhis o-rd--r ii- 'r.ior.ccd
Chfaim ar andii ,in _'lri Eng n tce

Misdirected Letters.
\.5Cuo'. C 7Z August i0. lU I
The folloange in-afficientli iddrer.-d lettIrrI. Cringe
naisi.rn n the ULniL~~i l S ~t- in ,J it po;r-' in- a hase
hvcn re,:esed in the oI':e nf the Director ol P..l and
n is I.e 'e.:uTred tiuD n rtuf-U r ')- tih.: iaddr1i-e,";.
LETTiE' l:-SCALLE FO .iR .lAt.'ll 231.
Barti GC-e A loar. Iannie
Cirtit.. Jame: B ?d chr'-i iatifford. Peri F
Dakin L ki itl.tn GCn
D),-muth MIr Ed 3hi i rr. Tlion.
( rer-,ni NM i-; Lu.::. i ,-k i \Vi iT rr l F. \ i 2'd .:l .--i
H.-1lmng. r. A E 0i t .Ikc.n- lohn
I..o.P: j 'xV.
LETiBP I-'I:LLtED FC.R 1mt GI.So r l30
\rner Otto McE,'ri. 1Mr Kado
Co.:h-rn. Richard L Si lohn i W
Dumrnez. Generv, Se.mo,,r MI. i ll1d rd R.
Dwi\sr. John Charlr Sim-. L. C
Fi'her. I-ohn Tr-in-r J. C
Froehlikl Heonr Tremaine Paul H
Froman Oliver Turner \%'
Graham Inez Wheeler XVUliam
Kinr.er. MillmEr

Tide Table.
The iollo inc tabl-' sbh.i, s the time ni nr.eh and Ioc
rtd-' at r-nirmn lor the aerk ending Seprniteber 0
1911 I;5th meridn tin'iri

D\TE LLoI. hihL I Lows. Hihl. Low

A..M A I P '. P NI P IM
Aucusr 31 I 2; A 4I 3 On 8 is
Ser-tmher I 3 2t u I S Il II ii
Septep nber 2 1 '4 f I 00 1 1 II .
September 3 35 II 30 6 11)
A .1
September 4 12 40 h 4; 13 4 7. I1
September I -10 4 I1 4; 8 03
September 6 2 21)0 A 1 0 2 10 8 45



Col. Geo. W. Goethals, U. S. A., Chair-
man, Culebra.
Col. H. F. Hodires, U. S. A., Culebra.
Lieut.-Col. D D. Gaillar. U. S. A., Empire.
Lieut.-Col. Wm. L. Sibert, U. S. A., Gatun.
Civil Engineer H. H. Rousseau, U. S. N.,
Col. W. Gorea-. LU. S A., Ancon.
Mr. Maurice H Thatcher, Ancon.
Mr. Joseph Bucklin Bishop,
Secretary, Ancon.


Construction and Engineering.
lite i.dqirerz. Culebra.
Col. Geo. W\ Goethals, Chairman and Chief
William Howard May, Secretary to the
C. A. McIlvaine, Chief Clerk.
John K. Bilrtr .s --I.lnt Cnief Clerk.
Ad Faure Critet .Acco ninLt,
H. S. F irh Surve. Inm Officer
Caleb M. .a tilel. .A'-i.i-. Fngineer.
Col. H. F. Hodges, AssistantChief Engineer.
C.o C.,rl=o.ih Secretar'
Edwtr,ir-i.hildhiuer l-l'etncal and Mech.uical
Henrr. Goildmi rk L iD. Cornish. T. B. Mon-
niche -I'l- ning t lnrine-cr-.
W.,ller F Beser A-1-i4r.nt Engineer.
Civil Enerineer H. H. Rousseau, Assistant
to the Chief Encinerr.
J. C. Plir-'r.n .-ecrrk,ir ,
Maj.T.C Dick-.n t S Inipeclonrof Shops.
A. B. Nih,1- Office Ennueer
James G Crai Sernior Tr .-lin En.gineer.
D. E. Irwin, junior Traveling Engineer.
Central Division.
Headquarters, Empire.
Lieut.-Col. D. D. Gaillard, Division Engi-
W. I Beam, Chief Clerk.
A. E. Bronk. General Inspector.
A. S. Zinn, Ri. -id-Itl. i, er
Mark W. Teiiii \--.,iLin[ Enotierr
J. W. Sneed, Superintendent Construction.
J MI Hag ,'kr l-uieriniiicnd-n Cotstruction.
ioLeph I.ittle -.uiinTlentrC-iit Construction.
\' T Re \n*..l- ',ii.-rintnndeln Construction.
A S.' .ioiT ll~uprlrilt,,idenl Transportation.
WillIBm IH Bie siiupt r- im Shovel Repairs.
DiTn F 'nriht luitr Mouniiral Work and
Pipe Lines.
Atlantic Division.
Headquarters, Gatun.
Lieut.-Col. Wm. L. Sibert, Division Engi-
Maj. Chester Harding, U. S. A., Assistant Divi-
sion Engineer.
(-------) Chief Clerk.
T, i J P. Jervey, U.S.A., Resident Engineer.
,la.v G M. Hoffman, U. S. A., Resident En-
Geo. M. Wells, Office Engineer.
Pacific Division.
Headquarters, Coroal.
S. B. Williamson, Division Engineer.
John M. G. Watt. Assistant Division Engineer.
J. C. Keller, Chief Clerk.
W. G. Comber, Resident Engineer.
H. O. Cole, Resident Engineer.
Prank Cotton, Assistant Engineer.
H. D. Hinman. Assistant Engineer.
W. L Thompson, Assistant Engineer.
James Macfarlane, Supt. of Dredging.
Mechanical Division.
Headquarters. Gorgona.
A. L. Robinson. Superintendent.
William Ta.lor Chief Clerk
Henry Schoellhorn Me.:hanical Eng.ineer.
Headi artler- Cristobal.
Maj. Eugene T W\ilon, U. S. A., Subsistence
Capt Frank O vhWbillock U. S. A., Assistant
-ubi z-tiice Officer
John Burke Mianaiger k1' CJmmissaries.
W F aniptle Chief Clerk
Headquarters, Culebra
Lieut.-Col. C. A. Devol. L. S. A., Chief
Capt. R. E. Wood, U. S. A., Assistant Chief
Lieut Walter D. Smith, U. S. A., Constructing
.'nariern.asiTcr ef
C H. Mann Chief Clerk

Capt. C. Nixon, U. S. A., Depot Ouartermiater
Mount Hope.
C L PIrker i,.sdtant Depot QOurturmln ter
Mount Hope.
Ch.-ii R Br..n m tir-kt.per Gclun.
R K Morrn- Stor-keeprcr. Grc.rgun.
D H tr.-nrn. n .Stlr.kcrner F.inri re
C. A. CGlmrrim n t Sorekfrr.er Mir Ilorei
X\ i Holl Storekeeper ..l.lb..i
District Quaermnasters.
B. C IPoolc An0oll and Biltb,i
I H K. Hunphies z Co.ro;al ani '11ir.iflore4.
I T -milh Ptlrc. Mit;eland p'.riire
H F eoawick C'llchr,
W. G. Ross, Empire.
J. M. King. Lan Ca cidasand Bas Obi-itci
R. C Sh..ds G.rfun.
0. 5 Fi-rrr. San Pablo, Mamei, Tabernill'i
iina Bohio
R. M Gamble, Gatun.
Ro' R PtaL-rn Cristobal, Toro Point and
Nombie de Dios
Chas. D. Morgan. Porto Bello.
Civil Administration.
Headquarters, Ancon.
Maurice H. Thatcher, Head of the Depart-
G. A. Ninas, Chief Clerk.
C. L. L.ue,-dt .A;i'Lnit Chief Clerk.
Tom M. Cooke Chiuf Dpri-l.in of Po.-' Cut-
torn`ind Revenues Ancon
Arthu.r M.C.t.-n D t-rutli C..11.:cit.r Anc,.un
Jno. l rl e. siul. l.. I-t.1r Crisr" '.l
J. P. F: iIir Cninic A Pl. .i_,,,l,,n
Capt. Ch. W Barbrr I A'- isiant Ch.tl
of Prlicc .AiIC)Oi
C. E. \'eildman Fire Chici Cn-h.lial
Chas. F. Koerner, Assistant Fire Ch-itf Cri-
M. E. Gilmore, Supt Puillic Works. Anrcon
J. J. Reidy. Asst -ui-t Pubhl Works CO-lon
F A ( luste -uperinet-nd-nit .if -ht.h,),l AlnloII
F'.d "r P B c-k TrCellr..I:I C .i ,i Z.tii F ril.ire
\I (. L'ornl.r r Cht ..,, ], .irur- M ,1 ri ,u.
C.J. Anderson, Board of Local Inst .: tr-
Canal Zone Judiciary.
iR ldiu.irer- .AT.-o-n.
Supreme Court-Hl A. Gudi,.er.Chief Jutice.
W'aler Emners Clerk Ancon.
Thomas F Br...wn ir.. Associate Jus:.ce
Circuit Courti ilrit Circuit-H. A ';iil.r
Judge, Ancon.
Walter Emery, Clerk.
Ciru Cu'n,,r -... i.i Circuit-(- --
I-lbrtI M nio,-l.t. Clerk.
Cir;iti Court ihrnit Circuit-Th.-.i',- F
Brown, Jr.
Nelson R. Johnson, Clerk. Cristo'. iI
William H. Jackson. Senior District Jii.Jd
M. C. Rerdell, District Judge, Cristoh l
S. E. Pi.ickbhurn D;-trict Juil;- Ancon
Edgar S (, rnrz.n L'i rncE lell, Elilr '*
J. B. March, District Judge, Gorgona
Headquarters, Ancon.
Frank Fenille, Counsel and Chief Attorney.
l'illil rn K T,-:. kt-n, Prosecuting At:-,rnTe,
ChA R \VWilli.m Assistant Prose:uml.a At.
A. A, Greenman. Land Agent.
Headquarters, Ancon.
Col. W. C. Gorgas, Chief Sanitary Officer.
Lieut.-Col. John L. Phillips, U. S. A. A -I-LiuI
Chief Sanitary Officer.
Dr. M. E. Connor, General Inspector
Harry E. Bovay, Chief Clerk.
Lieui Cc1l Charles F. Mason. U. S. A s-ur-enir
tenirlt n Anc"n Hospital, Ancon.
Surgeon Wm. H. Bell, U. S. N., Superintedent
Colon Hospital, Cristobal.
Surgeon J. C. Perry. P. H. and M. H -. Chief
Quarantine Officer, and Health Officer p..n
Surgeon Claude C Pierce P H and 1. H S
Quirantrne Ufficer. Colon
Dr FleePwoci ru.-r P H andM.H S luar.
anutlte Ofier Piliama
Joseph A. LePnnce Cnn:i Saniiar luapeclnr
Dr. A. E. Mayner. Health Officer, Colon
Headquarters, Empire.
Edward J. Williams, Disbursing Officer.
Wet. M. Wood, Assistant Disbursing Officer.
J. P. Wr,ildrin Cashier.
C. C. Meic.li" Paymaster,Ancon.
C. E. Gilmore, Paymaster, Cristobal
Examination of Accounts.
Headquarters Empire
H. A. A. Smith, Examiner of Accounts.
T. L. Clear, Assistant Examiner of .,.couult
Purchasing Department.
Headquarters Washington. D. c
Maj. F. C. boigs. U. S. A., General Pur-
chasing Officer.
C. E. Dole, Chief Clerk.

Capt Courtland Nixon. Purchasing Agent on
the .izhmrnu
M.j \Vt'eudell 1. Simouson U S A s.isalnt
'lurcn.,~ir g Officer. Stlte Street. New York
CatIl F H Lat .1t. L S A A-_itanI Pur-
cha..n iAgent 'It Whitney Central Building.
New Ourle.ni. Ls.

Panama Railroad Company.
HcFidquiriers Colon.
(General ofiTe. .i State Street New York.)
J. A. Smith, General Superintendent, Colon,
R L. Mock Chief Clerk.
Lietn Frederick Mear. L' S. A Chief Engineer.
A sK Slonet Ma-ler of Trnnrportation.


The folll og i: a lit of the sailings of the Panama
R3.lro',d itearnihip Crompanv; of the Royal Mail
Srtm Paickrt C.:.minoy. oi the Hamburg-American
Lin. and of the LiUnitle Fruit C .omr nr 's Line, the
P:n-mna Rjlro3d Comp3ny i da~te bhung subject to



Adan,.e .

All in i

Alli a,:-

Ad .'n:e



.P. R. R.. Thurdday...Aug. 24
P R R.. rausay Aug. 29
.. P. RR Wednesday Aug. 30
..P R. R. TuPday... Sept 5
P. R R.. Monday... Sept.11
.P. R.R. Monday. .Sept. 18
P. R. R.. Saturday Sept.23
P R R Friday.. Sept.29
P. R R. Thursday...Oct. 5
SP. R. R Thursday. .Oct. :
P. R R.. W'ednesday.Oct. 18
P R R Wednesday Aug. 30
P R. R Tuesday Sept. 5
P R R Mlond3y .Sept I1
P R R. Sunday ..Sept. 17
P R. R Saturday.. Sept.23
P. R R Saturdiy ..Sept.30
P R. R.. Frid., Oct. 6
P R R.. Thursday Oct. 12
SP. R R.. Tuesdav.. Oct. 17
P. R. R Tuesday... Oct. 24
P. R R Monday... Oct. 30
t F. C. Thursday.. Aug. 24

Siiurday...Aug. 26
Trirsday.. Aug. 31
Friday ...Sept. I
Saturda'. Sept. 2
Thursday...Sept. 7
Saturday Sept. 9
Thursday.. Sept. 14
Friday .. .Sept. 15
Saturday, .Sept. 16
Thuridav .Sent. 21

Pr.nz Aue Viiltnelm H.-A
S .nti M.art _i F C
Prii S5igtmunid H.-A .
OrJhb ..R M.
Mktu.,n .. Li F C
Prn Jn ,a.:him H.-A.
ZI, ca .i U F C..
Pr,rn Eii.l Fridri..h H.-A .
i.-ligial ni R FM.
.lmir-ante . .I. F. C

Zi:apa . UL. F. C ..Thuradar. Aug. 31
Prinz Erele FriIedrih.. H i ... Saturday Sept. 2
rI a alena .. P. M. Tuesday.. .Sept. 5
Almirante. L. F. C. Thursday. Sept. 7
Prinz Aug \Vlhelm. II.-A. Tuesday.... Sept. 12
Sa nt Mart, U. F. C. Thursday.. Sept. 14
Pnnz Sigfsmund. H A Saturday...Sept. 16
CI.de .R M ..Tuesday. ...Sept. 19
mttl pan .... I. F. C..Thuriday...Sept. 21
Pnrz Joachim ...H..A. Tuesday.. Sept. 26
Zacap~ .. F. C. Tnuraday..Sept. 28
Prinz Etel Fredet.:h H. A.. Sturday...Sept. 30
Atena' .LU F.C..Saturdy ..Aug. 26
Turnrlba L. C..Saturday. ..Sept. 2
Abangar-z LI F.C. Saturday...Sept. 9
Alenai .U.F.C. Saturday...Sept. 16
Turralba U. F. C..Saturday Sept. 23
Abanparez ...... 1 F. C. Thursday.. Aug. 31
Aren.i .I. F C. Thursday.. Sept. 7
Trralba U. F C. .Thursday.. .Sept. 14
Ab..narrez .. U F. C. .Thursday. Sept. 21
Hamburg-Amerrj~n .teamer, leave Colon for New
'ork via Kimngton at IU a. m on sailing dates. The
Prn: Aiguiial il.lh.lm and Prira Joaehim call at
Snutiago de Cubj. on both outward and homeward
Royal Mail ,teamer. leave for New York on alter-
nate Turidays. at 10 3. m ; or SouLhampton on alter-
nate Tue.days at 10 .. m.
United Frui Compan,'a ships for New Orleana
direct lease on Thursdays at 3 p m.; ships for New
York via Kingston on Thturdays at II a. m., for
Bocas del Toro on Mondays at 6 p..m.

Vol. I'., No. 1.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under ihe authority and supenm.iion of
the ithmnson Canal Commr inion

The Canal Reoard is issuedd free of asarge. one copy
tath, to of! employes of Ihe Commnmiion and Panama
Railroad Company uho.e, names are on the ioid roll.
Extra opri o and back numbers can b, oblanid from the
news stands vo the Panama RaUlriad Company fc fire
cenris ea.h.
Address all Communirarions
Ancon, Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No conmnircation. either for ubhlication rf re..uetinng
iaformalum, i :,ill ver.ie attention unliis ,lgned aulh the
full name aon addre': of the writer.

Naos Island Breakwater.
The board appointed by the Chief Engineer
on Jul) 8, consisting of Messrs. S. B \\ lliam-
son, W G Comber, M. \V Tenny, and \W. T.
Reynolds has submitted the following report,
the recommendation in which has been
"The outer end of the filling is now
(August 12) 4,200 feet from the island. and
the trestle work extends 1.500 feet be%.,nd.
leaving an opening of 2.700 fret between the
end of the trestle and the island. Two plans
for completing the work were discu-..ed. a-
"First-To drisc a trestle parallck to, and
about 300 feet west of, the present structure.
swinging the former onto the axis of the break-
water alter clearing the trestle non in poit-
tion, and continuing along said axis to the
island; the idea being that filling the present
trestle may continue, while at the same time,
trains may be run out to the end of the pro-
posed trestle and filling begun from the island
after sufficient material has been dumped along
the line of the new trestle to make it perfectly
"The second plan contemplates the con-
struction of a double trestle, similar to that
employed in the construction of Toro Point
breakwater. * It is proposed to first till
on both sides of the structure for its entire
length up to mean tide, using Lidgerwood
trains, then begin at the outer or island end.
to fill from mean tide to full height.
"In both plans it is proposed that rock,
dredged from the Canal channel by the Pacific
Division, shall be deposited in front of the
trestle, so as to form a base about 200 feet
wide, and that the trestle constructed in
future shall be of a better tipe than that
driven previously.
"The board believes that the second
method is preferable and the most economical.
and, if adopted, will reduce the time required
for completion under the present method b%
approximately one-half.
"It is further thought that the additional

width and improemenit in the type of trestle
will materially incrta-e its abilityt. This
opinion seems to be borne out by the experi-
ence so far at Toro Point. \ here there is about
the same average deprh of soft material.
The report of Mr Vandeburgh of October 14,
1909, seems to indicate that the material at
the Naos Island breakwater is softer, and
contains a smaller proportion of sand than
that along the kite of the Toro Point break-
water. The board, however, is not convinced
that this is proved conclusively by Mr.
Vandeburgh'i test. because the pipe used for
collecting the sample-, %a.- o arranged that
it probably gathered sampless from the surface'
in most cases It is al.,' noted that the worst
slips on the dike took place where the samples
showed sand unly, and the penetration of
the pipe was small.
"Attention is especially invited to the pro-
posed method of filling in the second plan,
\iz.: To first fill the entire length to about
mean tide then complete the killing from the
outer end. This is recommended, because
e\perit-nce ha- shown that there is no move-
ment of the trestle until filling above mean
tide i; begun The illine below mean tide
will increase the stability of the trestle, and,
if subsequent filing i- begun from the outer
end, train service will nut be interrupted,
even though there be a movement of the
structure at the point of filling.
"The board ha- the honor to recommend
the second plan. \iz.: The use of a double
trestle, and suggests that the filling of the
1,500 feet of trestle no,, in place be continued,
as heretofore, which %ill require about five
months, and that in the meantime, the neces-
s;ry material be obtained and a double
trestle started from the outer end of the
present structure, and continued to Naos
Island. '."
Both the Pacific and Central Divisions have
begun work on the plan outlined in the
recommendation of the board.

Rainy Season Record in CulebraCut.
The total excavation in the Central Divi-
sion for the month ol August, was 1,464,294
cubic yards. uf axhich 1,4-2,402 cubic yards
were taken from the Culebra section. This
is the greatest amount of material ever
removed from the Culebra section in any
month of the rain% season since the com-
mencement of the work b\ the ITnited States.
Previous August records of excavation in
the Culebra section are. as follows:
1911- 1,442.402 cubic yards.
1910--- 377,714 cubic ards.
1909-1,1 7.3;U cubic yards.
100--1.171.927 cubic yards.
Regiment ol Infantry for Canal Zone.
A regiment of I nited States infantry will
lea'e Calveston. Texas_. on or about Sep-
tember 12. and will arrive in thL Canal Zone,
about eight days later. It will go into tempo-

rary camp near Las Cascadas. Two old
labor camps, consisting of rlId French barracks.
have been fitted up for the enlisted men, with
Standee bunks two tiers high, and a separate
mess for each of the twelve companies. Two
battalions will be stationed at the old White-
house labor camp, and one at the Las Cascadas
labor camp. The building formerly used by
the Central Division as a time office will be
the office of the commanding officer. The
officers will be quarte-rd in two type-18, and
one t pc-16, bachelor quarters in Las Cas-
cadas village The present complement of the
regiment is 816 men and 50 officers. A bat-
talion of U. S. Marines has been stationed
in the Canal Zone since 1904.
Chartered Vessel for P. R. R. Service.
The steamer Lewis Luckenbach, ..9)05 gross
tons, has completed its first voyage from
Philadelphia to Cristobal and return, as a
ship of the Panama railroad service. It was
chartered from the original charterers, Bates
& Chesebrough of the California-Atlantic
line on June 29, at the rate of S.S.712.50 a
month, and arrived at Colon on its first
voyage with a full cargo of 6,000 tons on
August 1. It sailed on the return voyage on
Augus t 18. The charter runs for six months.

Two Yearsof LockBuilding in the Pacific Division.
Concrete construction in the locks at Pedro
Miguel was begun on September 1, 1909, two
years ago last Friday, and, at the close of
work on that date, there had been laid a total
of 705.698 cubic yards, place measurement,
leaving still to be placed 149,803 cubic
yards. During the first year of operations
there were laid 261,964 cubic yards, and,
during the second year, 443,734 cubic yards,
place measurement.
From the date of beginning up to July 6,
1910, concrete was produced by small mixers
stationed in the lock pit. and by two auxiliary
2-cubic yard mixers, situated on the east and
west banks of the locks, respectively. On the
latter date, the two berm cranes, and three
of the chamber cranes of the permanent
handling plant, were placed in operation, and,
by the following month, all the units were
During the past year, the concrete work
has been principally confined to the building
of the center and side alls, which are now
practically completed, and the general work
had so far advanced by Ma5 20 of the present
year as to permit of the dismantling of a
part of the construction plant. Two berm
cranes and two chamber cranes have been
taken down and reerected at Miraflores The
two chamber cranes remaining at Pedro
Miguel are mainly used in lifting the iron
work and other heavy material into place,
although a small portion of the concrete out-
put is handled by them when it is advanta-
geous to do so. The mixing plant now consists
of three 2-cubic yard, and three }-cubic yard

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No. 2.


Vol. V., No., 2.



mixers. Part of their output is dumped directly
into the forms, and part is conveyed into
place by locomotive cranes and derricks.
The work has been performed in 8-hour
working days, and the amount of concrete
placed by months from the beginning of the
work on September 1, 1909, to September 1,
1911, was, as follows:
MONTHS. 1909. 1910. 1911.
Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds.
January........... ........ 16,273 38,513
February .............. ....... 13,218 37,011
March ........................ 18,793 44,716
April__ .............. ....... 24,522 28,635
May......................... 29,576 19,135
June................ ......... 30,631 18,243
July .............. .. ........ 41,464 19,906
August ........................ 51,264 *20.736
September............. 2,370 50,702 .......
October.............. 8,310 61,422 .......
November ............. 10,169 64,248 .......
December ............. 13,007 42,834 ........
Total........... 33.856 444,947 226,895
*All the above figures, except for August, are based
on place measurement.
The concrete remaining to be laid consists'
principally of wing wall construction, the
building of the north center guide wall, the
completion of the south center guide wall,
construction of Stoney buttresses, and the
arch in the east wall, the arches in the center
and west wall having been practically fin-
ished. The distribution of the concrete yet
to be placed, by cubic yards, is about as

LOCATION. Plain. Rein-

.4b-',i.- uti t .:. n'I j ate-
Ed:-l all .........
West wall .................
Centr r wall ....... .....
Flo.r .......
North~li tin'e ill .....
NrirAE ner a il. .. .
I pper crier pg-le .ll ...

Ca. Yds.

Cu. Yds.


East wall................... 7063 52
West wall .................. 2,599 531
Center wall... ............ 3,418 402
Southeast wing wall......... ........ 3,765
South est .in 1 ...... ... ..507
,Center c ,i-le all .... .. 21,465 ........
Total.................. 117,886 31,917
Grand total................. 149.803
The concrete work at Miraflores Locks was
begun in May, 1910, and the amounts
laid, by months, up to September 1, follows:

MONTHS. 1910. 1911.
Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds.
J.anJa.rv ........ .. 24,018
Februr .. ........ ........20,896
March. ................ ... ......... 31.173
.Aprril .. ............... 3 :s ;is8
Mlay ..... 27 36,154
June..... ................ 1,603 26,536
July................. .... 3,672 32,840
AuCUit ................. 6,030 *60,954
September .......... . ..... 18,133 .........
October. 22,159 .........
November ........ ....... 23871.......
December................... 21,533 .........
Total .................. 97,028 271,329
*Bucket measurement; all other figures based on
place measurement.
The total amount of concrete la:d at the
Pedro .Mniuel and Miraflores locks from the
date of beginning up to August 1, place
measurement, is as follows:

1909. ................. ......
1910 .........................
1911,to August 1 ...........
Total .......... .........

Cubic Yards.

1910 97.02h
1911. to Augut. I... .. 210,375
Torl. 307.403
Grand totl .. 92 365
The total amount of concrete laid at Pedro

Miguel Locks in August was 20.736 cubic
yards, and at Nliraflores Locks. 60.954 cubic
yards, bucket measurement, making the
grand total of concrete laid in the Pacific
Division locks to September 1 about
1,074,055 cubic yards.


Abuut 63 per cent of the concrete for all the locks is in place the amount at the close of
the aiork on September 2. being 2.675,008 cubic yard;, out of a total of approximately 4,199,400.
A total of 32,879 cubic yards if concrete wa: laid in the locks during the week ending Sep-
:ember 2
Over 78 per cent of the concrete for the system of three twin locke at Gatun has been
laid, the amount 'n place at the c'l-.e of work on September 2. being 1.570,646 cubic yards,
out uof a total .-f 2.1100,000 A itatenlnt ol the amounr ._f concrete placed in the locks each
imrking dai for the eek ending September 2. and of thel tural. follow:; and a s milar statement
for the work in the Spil'way r,o (-.atun Dam is publisher rIscuwhere in th.i issuee The con-
struction plant workl 12 h.mour' daily and the auxlidar', plant 9 hour'.

2-rubic yard misers. 2-cubic yard mixLrrs
DATE. .Large Total.
II slone.
'Concrete' Hours No. of Concrete Hours No. of
i placed. I worked. rrlxer. placed. I worked. mixer,
-tu Iy iC c 1d.., 'Cu. ,dj. Cu. Ydi.
\ll-ult 2 L .M 4 34 54 R 440 7.40 2 I 124 2.418
.\Uult 2y 1.57S 3 54 406 8 40 2 136 2.210
Aulc-'r 30 i .r, r, i 2 ; I 2 n iO') : 40 2 114 2.190
A.,'?ust 31 2 1 ,'i 3-I 420 ;.740 2 15S 2.602
Ft-p .-mhb.r 1 6 .',2 o 40 27 r04 2.194
.-itermbr 2 ., 1 52: S 4 500 8 41- 2 108 2.3;2
'Port ible m.':r I. II 2 . 3 2
Totl l Ij.tJI4 1;4 1.'2 33 2 :i u I 4; 00 2 ;: 14 14,338
Preioiuuly rcrorteJ I 1.556.508
Grand ra31 I 1.570.846
*Tri. .,2 vard.Ji hoirn lfor the p.rtl al.l m .xrr are r-:lnlirced concrete and 'vtrc plih td on the lollowLng day'.
Aug~tit "'ltn. S1 ; u gut -20hl l 0, .'u a-:lt uir. 7; 4 ,Aug~,;t 31:i 61 :'pntemb(:r Ist. ia. Sptenmbi r ?nd. 3:

Concrete .,rk in the lock: it Pedro Miguel ic o-cer $5 per rint comnpleted, 716,553 cubic
.'irdt, out io .1 tr.,tal of ,.37,400 tuLcket measur-ment, having been placed at the close of work
-in Sepicntber 2. The rncurd for ,:ach of the six .Y-hour working ,lai, of la't week, follows:


\ucu .c 2

,:pte r.,er I.
Sepi.nLber .
T.tal .
F're louIml rep:,rte1
Grand total


?-rubic yard mixers. -cubic yard mixer Large
Concrete Hours No. o Concrete Hours No. of
placed. worked. I mixer' plaice. worked. mixers

:7.L 1,, 00

39'1(1) i 00: il

59.) 1 ; Oct 60
3.:Q' 100 nAl 3 nz;


Lu I C1:. I'd;.
I0 8 3 962
I li 2 .. 965
S00 I 8 09
1 0 3 .. 731
3 50 638
5 . 650
5i A3 I 31. 4.755
S4.441 I11.798
S .441 ] 716.553

Ovcr 2S per cent 01 the concrete for the system of tioo tuin lock, at lMiraflores was in
place on Seprtmber 2 the total amount on that date being JS'.61:19 cubic yard., bucket
mcasurement, out of a total of approximately 1.3t2.000. The record for each of the six 8-hour
working days of last tekK,follow':

DA 2-cubic yard mxers. -cub.c yad mixers J-cubic yard mixer. Total.
DA pl. Total.

Concrete Houra No. o Concrete Houri No. oi Concrete Hours No. of Large
placed, worked misery placed. I worked. I mixers placed. worked. i mixers tone.
L'Cu. 1u. Lu. Ladj Cu. ids. J Cu. Yds. Cu. V'd'.
.Aug 28.. 1.130( 25 33 5 962 1 ; 2 I II 50 2 ... 2.2;
Aug 2 I 10 2 ; 5 1.072 1: 33 2 3 ....... ?.5
.\,I. .3 1 31 30 ;0 b 1.0b 90 2 2 6 00 1 ..... 2.426
Auc. J31 1.18 2D 10 6 1 Obu 15 Gi) 2 25 I 50 I ... 2.267
2ep1. 1 .. .4 29 17 6 94, is o 15 . 2.288
'-.s t 2 1.I0 22 :; b 81h 14 2 ; 6: I 5 0 . 2.00
Total 2.332 Inl 02 5 0 5. 4 94 6; 2 580 41 33 1 . 13.786
Previously I i g
re.portnd 3.693 3,3.123
total 3.603 387.609

September 6, 1911.



Amendment to Ordinance Providing for Certain
Taxes and Licenses In the Canal Zone Other
Than for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, that Section 7 of the Ordinance
providing for certain taxes and licenses in
the Canal Zone other than for the sale uf
intoxicating liquors be, and the same hereby
is, amended by adding at the end thereof the
Provided: That the Colle.tor of Revenues
may refuse to issue a license for any, of the
objects named in paragraphs ib'i, ie, I11 ig.i,
(il, (j I, and i.k i i the character uf the applicant
is such as to warrant the belief that the exer-
cise of the privilege granted by the license
would not be conducted in an orderly and
lawful manner, and Pro:,ided further, That
any licensegranred pursuant to the provisions
of paragraphs ( el, 1if I.c). ii), j'i, and
(k) of this section shall at once become null
and void upon conviction in any court of the
Canal Zone of a violation of law in the exer-
cise of the privilege granted by such license,
and Provided Jurther, That licenses granted
pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs ic),
(g), ii). i), and 1kk heri.f shall not authorize
the exercise of such pri ilt.1t during the
hours from 12 midnight to 7 a. m.
Enacted by the I4lhr an Canal Commiss-on.
Augu-r 5. 1911
Approved hby hei .'crE-art ol i \ ar August 22? 1l11.

Ordinance Providing for Nigbt Quarantine In.
section of Vessels at the Port of Colon.
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, as follows:
SECTION 1. That cssicls aith perishable
cargo arriving at Colon after sun.st uith the
intention of sailing withinn a few hours, ,nr
before daylight of the following day, will be
received by the quarantine officials until 10
p. m.
SECTION 2. Such \esse!s shall not beallowed
to come to the wharf, and shall disembark
and embark passengers by means of a tug.
SECTION 3. A tug shall be furnished the
quarantine officer for the purpose of the visit
of inspection.
SECTION 4 Any sessil, steamshipcompany
or agent of a steamship company requesting
this service, shall pay to the Isthmian Canal
Commission the sum of one hundred dollars
($100) United States currency, in addition
to the expense of the tug furnished under
Section 3 of this ordinance for each vessel
so inspected.
Enacted by the ISthmian Canal Commission.
August 5. 1911.
Approved by the Secretari of \Var. August 22, 1911.

Ordinance Establishing Market Regulations for
the Canal Zone.
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, that the following regulations for the
conduct of public markets, and the leasing
of space therein, shall be in force on and afttr
their approval by the Secretary of \War:
1. The markets are provided as places for
the sale to residents of the Canal Zone oi meat,
fish, vegetables, fruits, and other articles of
food, and the space in them will not be leased
for any other purpose; Proi'rded, That, in the
discretion of the Superintendent of Public
Works, not more than one-half of the space
available in a public market may be leased
for the sale of dry goods, groceries, notions,
cigars, tobacco, soda water, and other soft
drinks, and for use as lunch counters and news

stands where no application has been received
for the leasing of the space for the sale of
food product' but the Superintendent of
Public Vrks- shall have authority, to cancel
the assignment of space leased for the purposes
enumerated in this provi-o. should applica-
tion be made for such space for use for the sale
of food products; Provided further, That,
when space is leased for the sale of drv goods,
groceries notions, cigars, tobacco, soda water.
and other soft drinks, and for uee as lunch
counters ant news stands, the rate of rental
shall be trent ty (2V ) per cent, in advance,
over that charged when used for the sale of
food products
2. All assignments o1 space -hall be lor the
period of one month, beginning on the 16th
day thereof, and ending on the 15th day of
the succeeding month: except that as-ign-
ments made after the first of any month shall
be for a half month, counting from the first
of the month, and shall be paid for at one-half
the monthly rate; and except also that this
shall not apply to tables and other similar
space rented by the day, and so indicated on
the posted plat.
3. There -hall be posted in a conspicuous
place in each market a plat signed by the
Superintenennt of Public \\orks, and Collec-
tor of Re\enues. showing the sizes and rates of
rental ol the vjarlouLl -tall and other di. iions
of space.
4. Application for assignment of sp.t.. shall
he made to the Market Inspector II ap-
proved, the inspector Aill issue an a-sign-
ment, indicating the space assigned, the
period of assignment, the purpose fur which
it is to be used, and the amount ol rental to
be paid to the Deputy Collector of Revenues.
Upon return of the assignment, with the
exhibition of the Deputy Collector's receipt,
possession of the space will be given
5. Not more than one stall or other divi-
sion ol space in each market will be assigned
to an) one person, except by special authority
of the Superintendent or Assistant Superin-
tendent of Public \Vorks.
6 Lessees of space will not be permitted
to make an. changes in the arrangement of
partiti..ns, shelves, etc. Requests for desired
changee till be made ol the Market Inspector.
If approved by him. he A ill secure an estimate
of the co-t of the work, and, upon deposit
with him by the lessee of the amount of the
estimate the work will be done by the Isth-
mian Canal Commission. The excess of the
deposit, if any,. over the cost of the work,
will be returned to the lessee
7. All stalls and other divisions of space
shall be thoroughly swept at the close of each
day. Special attention shall be giventothe
space- used for the sale of meat and fi'h" the
counters, blocks, etc., used in them shall be
scrubbed uith soap and water as often as
necessary to keep them in good sanitary con-
dition. All decuaied fruit and vegetables,
and other dirt and refuse shall be removed
and deposited in the sanitary cans pr.o ided
for that purpose. All articles in bulk shall be
kept in bags, barrels or boxes, so that they
can be moved in cleaning. Lessees shall be
responsible for the cleanly and sanitary con-
dition of the space assigned them, and shall
carry out such special instructions to that
end as may be given them by the Market
Inspector or his authorized assistant. The
Market inspector will be responsible for the
cleanly and sanitary condition of the market

outside of stalls and other space assigned to
8. Lounging or loitering around the market
will not be permitted. Lessees are expected
to enforce this prohibition as to the space
assigned them.
9. The hour for opening and closing each
market shall be fixed by the Superintendent
of Public Works, and posted in a conspicuous
place in the market.
10. Any complaint respecting a market
should be addressed to the Superintendent of
Public Works, Ancon, C. Z.
11. The continued occupancy of space in
any market after the expiration of the period
for which rental has been paid is declared a
misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding
$25, or imprisonment in jail not exceeding
thirty (30) days, or both, in the discretion of
the court. Any other violation of these
regulations by a lessee shall be considered
sufficient cause for the cancellation of his
assignment; but such cancellation shall not
relieve the -iffending person from prosecution
under any penal law or ordinance he may
12. These regulations shall be posted in a
conspicuous place in each market.
Enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission,
August 5, 1911.
Approved by the Secretary of War, August 22, 1911.

The Six-Year Men.
The following circular letter has been sent
out to employes who have completed six
years' continuous service on the Isthmus.
The committee in charge requests that men
whose names may have been omitted from
its mailing list, will communicate with its
"At a meeting in Panama on August 12, preliminary
steps were taken to perfect an organization of employes
of the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama
Railroad Company, who have completed six years'
continuous service on the Isthmus. The possible
objects of such an organization were discussed, and a
constitution was adopted, subject to final approval at
a more general meeting, to which all persons eligible
to membership, and who had signified an intention to
join the society, should be invited. The undersigned
were appointed a committee to determine on a name
for the society, select a design for its emblem, solicit
members, and make the necessary arrangements for
the first general meeting.
"There are now approximately four hundred men
on the Isthmus who are eligible for membership in the
society, or will become eligible before November 1,
1911. The number %'ill increase rapidly thereafter. and.
it is estimaiej that be,.ore the orficiil opening ai the
Canal, some fifteen hundred men will have completed
six years' continuous service on the Isthmus. The
majority of these men will be known to one another;
they will have many common interests, and a strong
motive for maintaining mutual relations in after years.
The society will serve them as a means of intercom-
munication and friendly cooperation.
"We are sending you herewith a copy of the consti-
tution of the society, which will explain in greater
detail its aims and plan cf organizaron. If it is your
wish to be enrolled as a dhriter member. please sign
the attached card, and return it with a remittance of
three dollars-the dues for one year-to Mr. C. A.
Mcllii le treasurer pro tern Culebra, C. Z.
"The time and place of the first general meeting
will be announced later in THE CANAL RECORD.
"The committee would be glad to receive suggestions
for a name for the society, and designs for its emblem,
as well as proposal- rel.i;ng to any enlargement of its
aims which you mg.bt o-roi'Jder desirable."
Very truly,
CULEBRA, C. Z., August 31, 1911.

A slot machine containing sanitary drinking
cups has been installed in the Commission
clubhouse at Gorgona.

12 THE CANAL RECORD Vol. V., No. 2.


Work in Central Division in August.
During the month of August, the total
amount of material excavated in the Central
Division was 1,464,294 cubic yards, of which
191,485 cubic yards were classified as earth,
and 1,272,809 cubic yards as rock. Of this
quantity, 1,442,402 cubic yards were removed
by steam shovels, and contractors removed
9,972,cubic yards by sluicing, and 11,920
cubic yards by hand.
The high record for the month was made
by shovel No. 256, working 27 days in the
Culebra district,; which excavated 64,256
cubic yards of rock.
The second best record for the month was
made by shovel No. 227, working 27 days in
the Culebra district, which excavated 62,627
cubic yards of rock.
The best record for a shovel of the seventy-
ton class was made by shovel No. 109, working
27 days in the Culebra district, which exca-
vated 45.573 cubic yards of rock and earth.
Shovel No. 253, working in the Empire
district, made a high record for one day by
excavating 3,610 cubic yards of rock on
August 1.
Except where noted, monthly reports are
computed by place measurement, while the
daily reports are based on car measurement.
The best records for the month, and for one
day, are shown below:
No. No. of
Earth. Rock. Total. days at
232........... ....... 4 ..,2 41,832 27
271........... .. .. .J5.4.n 35 436 27
5 .... ......... ... 3 34.38 7

256..... .... ........ i6 2 64,256 27
227.......... . ...... (' ; i 627 27
204......... . .4 4. I '4.40' :(.6

231........... ........ 20,462 20,462 17


Character of Cubic
SLoATION. Date. material yards.
Z2 excavated.

253 Empire...... Aug. 1
203 Empire ..... Aug. 7
213 Empire .'i. g 2i
256 Culebra.... A.,g 9I
221 C Aul" brs A. 5
-2 Culebra... Au. '1
2il Pedro MNliguel .%.g. lu

Rock ...... .. .
Ro k .. ..
Ro, k ..........
Ro k .
Ru k
Ro,.k .. .
Rock: ....

Steam Shovels on Relocated Line in August.
The total excavation on the relocated line
of the Panama railroad amounted to 371,076
cubic yards. Of this amount, 216,855 cubic
yards were classified as borrow (75 per cent
solid rock), 99,015 cubic yards as earth, 1,411
cubic yards as loose rock, and 53,795 cubic
yards as solid rock.
Company forces removed 369,066 cubic
yards, and 2,010 cubic yards were removed
by the contractor.
Steam shovels excavated 359,363 cubic
yards. Pan car task gangs took out 7,763
cubic yards, and 1,940 cubic yards were
excavated for culvert foundations.
The best month's record was made by
steam shovel No. 257, working in the Gatun

section, which excavated 71,550 cubic yards
of solid rock.
V In the 70-ton class, the best month's record
was made by steam shovel No. 117, working
in the Monte Lirio section, which ex.c% at.td
8,390 cubic yards of earth, and 25,180 cubic
yards of solid rock, a total of 33,570 cubic
The best day's record for shovels with
5-yard dippers was made by steam shovel
No. 262, working at Monte Lirio, i which exca-
vated 3,.'iiii cubic yards of earth .fnd r.,ck on
August 21.
The best day's record for 70-ton shovels
was made by steam shovel No. 113, working
near Bas Obispo, which excavated 2,080
cubic yards of earth and rock on Au.-st 4.
Month's records are all place measurements,
and day's records are car measurements. All
material was loaded in 10-yard Western
dump cars.
z Cubic Yards by Cross Section.
] Location. -- --
o Days Earth Rock. Total.
a worked.
257 Gatun.... 27 ........ 71,550 71,550
262 M. Lirio... 27 6,400 58,330 64,730
117 M. Lirio... 27 8,390 25,180 33,570
123 Empire.... 27 15,680 17,360 33,040




i it -

Character of

262 Monte Lirio. Aug. 21 Earth and rock... 3,80.
257 Gat ..... Aug. 29 Rock...........3,380
113 Bas Obispo.. Aug. 4 Earth and rock... 2,080
266 Paraiso ..... Aug. 30 Earth and rock... 2,030
121 Empire..... Aug. 25 Earth and rock... 1.60f
123 Empire ..... Aug. 15 Earth...........1 860

Total steam shovel output during the month ol
August, 359,363 cubic yards.
Total number of steam shovel working days, 254.
Average output per working day, 1,415 cubic yards.

Gatun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is about 69 per cent completed, 153,806
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on September
2. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE. Concnte Hours No.
Laid. worked. Mixers.
August 28............. 128 12.00 2
August 29............ .212 14.00 2
August 30............. 160 14.00 2
August 31 ............. 228 16.00 2
S, .t.-:mbr 1.......... 156 12.00 2
Spt rb.-r 2.......... .. 160 15.00 2
Total............... 1,044 83.00 2
Previously reported... 152,764
Gr.,nd tc.t., 151 0F

Pistol Championship Match.
The Culebra Pistol Club will hold an open
championship match for the Canal Zone anc
the United States at the range in Culebra on
September 10 to 17, inclusive. The range
will be open all day on September 10 and 17.
and from 12 to 2 and 5 to 7 o'clock each
afternoon from the 11th to the 16th, inclusive.
provided contestants make arrangements
beforehand. The match will be shot under
the rules of the United States Revolver Asso-
ciation, and will be held synchronously with
matches held at twenty .-Five iiffer rt ranges
in the United States. There will be five events,

Accident,. to Panama Railroad Steamships.
The .lhianca of the Panama railroad
qteamni.hip line, which left New York on August
30 for the Isthmus. was disabled off Norfolk,
\a., and oblierd to put bark to New York
until repair, could be made to the machinery.
The parsenger-, and mails were transferred to
the UO,'i.a of the Ro,yal Mail line, en route to
the IsthmuLs ihich 1i due to arrive at Colon
on Sunda,.,'September 10. The A.lianca will
,ail from New York about September 23.
In latitude 30 degrees 40 minutes north,
and lontitude ;4 degree- 15 minutes west,
on Auguijt 26. the Panama railroad steam-
ship Cdolo/ on its vo\age from New York to
Cristobal encountered on ordinary southeast
gale, during which a sea was shipped forward
that damaged the forward end of the dining
.saloon, broke a "strong back" at hatch No 1,
and una.hcd awa, the ship's bell and a section
ol rail on the upper deck. Nece-sar) repairs
w%.-re made before the Colon left the Isthmus
on the return ioyage.

lisit of National Bankers' Association.
The excursion of the National Bankers'
A citationn of the United States to the Canal
Zone will be made in the three new steam-
ship- nso building at Belfast for the United
Fruit Company, the Peralta. Sixola, and
La Ser.cai. The kill sail from New Orleans
on November 25 at noon, and will arrive at
Colon on the morning of No\ ember 30. The
return trip will be made from Colon on
December 2 W\hile on the Isthmus the party
will be in charge ol the United Fruit Company,
whosc guide- will conduct the member. over
the Canal work. and through the city of
Population of Panama and Colon.
A careful census has beEn taken of the
cities of Panama and Colin by the Govern-
ment of Panama, in connection with the
national rensu-. nof being concluded. The
results are furnished the Commis..ion by the
Stcretary ol Foreign Affairs of the Republic,
tabulated, a, follouts:
't ~~ ~.\m a-

C'!:X gror. I Vl. an,,
ex whue .O& N tr.J' I .ans Total

Cil. .,5 Panama.

Male. l 7 .21 6 196 1.13. 18213
Fem.alc. 3 397 s.914 4..: ; 17.155
Total 7.00. .. I 10.063 1.160 I . 35.368
Cia. ul Colon.

Male. i.irn I 923 5. 55 52; 99 9.620
Femaale. I uL a 0 4. 4 4.l42 Qo 1 8.128
Tc.Lal 2 '01 4.40: i j 0? a 610 100 17.748



Vol. V., No. 2.

all at fifty yards and with the standard
American target with eight-inch bull's-eye.
Match A Aill be filtt shots with an-. ammuni-
tion and revoker; B, fifth, shot with any
pistol and ammunition: C. :4.vent.i 4fiv shots
\iilth a milhta.ry revu.,er and service ammuni-
tion;: D. tenty-five hots with a military
revokler and service ammunition; E, twenty-
frve hots %ith any pocket revolverand service
ammunition. The entry ,ee for events A, B,
and C, %ill be three dollars; forevent D, one
d.jllar, for trent E, two dollars. Entrants
should communicate with L. D. Cornish,
Ciulebra. Gold. silver and bronze medals
%will be awarded as first, second, and third

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September 6, 1911.



Abstract of Report By Agricultural Experts.
The experts detailed by the Department of
Agriculture to make an intesti-ation into the
agricultural possibilities of the Canal Zone,
have made a report, which will be published
by the department as one of it se-rieo of
bulletins, and may ibe procured upon appli-
cation tt the Secretary of A.r]culturc,
Washington. The investigation as condui:ted
by Wm. A. Taylor, pomologist. anid Hugh
H. Bennett, scientist in soil suree, as.isred
in the field by H. F. Schultz, %tho, during the
period of the su-rvn -the w inter ,o 1'00'-10--
was in charge of the experimental gardens
maintained by the Commission. The report
is in two parti-I'll Reconnai-sance agricul-
tural survey, and 121 The outlik..k for agri-
culture in the Canal Zone.
The conclusions. ilth regard to agricul-
tural possibilities are, as Iollows-
Large f rmilr ,ai eraiiuui .ire 'irnpracti-a le in the
Canal Zone on 3icco-nt 0! the i-roken tjpogr t-hy.
Small farms, operated by the proprietori. ur unler a
central directive management. lttlo'rEn whichh ..rop
rotation and handling could be ,\ lceinatiec aind con-
trolled, conisitute Lne proibjail: eiure or h.ri agri, il-
tural development. ezipecialy bher.: valuabl: p:ribh-
able products de-tlned for inIpmnr.t oat-i;de the Caial
Zonealeconcerned such as chct.e miaingoeu jviJcadoe:..
pineapples. manc3go-teeni. criayotes. and hther tropical
fruits and vegeatable. Ah'h h are areparently ell ad.ot.-d
to conditions an the Zone. The -itple crop- best
adapted to the :onJli'onre appear to be corn. c~.asa.a,
yamso ise.eeial apeciea. salarcarie. p rlljnT rnE. ,nsnias.
and upland nee. tunh a large number io other tropical
and subtropical Lrop- of l lis mportanie in the Zone.
including Locoa, coifee. and rubber.
The methods practiced are m.:.-t primitive
and transient, and little effort appears to
have been devoted to selecting and det eloping
desirable types, which alone can create an
efficient and profitable agriculturi- The total
crop production of the Zone at pre.rnt is,
in consequence, ver> small, and the produtl.t
in general areof low quality and incapable of
maintaining other than very primitive stand-
ards of lie. The occurrence of occasi',.nal
choice trains, and individual trees and plants
of superior excellence, indicates that great
improvement in productiveness and quality
of most of the product- cu.,uld be promptly
secured by well directed, systematic plant
introduction, and plant improvement work
The most promising line of attack upon the
agricultural problem of the Canal Zone will
apparently be to develop a permanent mixed
tropical agriculture, with a distinct horti-
cultural trend, in which hand labor of tropical
origin will be the main dependence for tillage.
In this way. the existing and prospective-
conditions would favor the producti.-in .iof
high priced products requiring regular and
frequent transportation service, .such as ',ill
doubtless be available promptly after the
opening of the Canal for use One important
feature should be the early working out of a
method of mi\ed cropping, in whieh a-il
maintaining and improving legumninous inter-
crops can be continuously used to replace the
wild and intractable native vegetation -i' the
present shack-farm agriculture.
To quickly and effectively develop such a
method will doubtless require some intelli-
gently directed experimental work, as it
involves careful study of the whole question
of plant relationships and antagonisms, one
of the most important and far reaching prnb-
lems in tropical agriculture, as well a- the
control of injurious insects and plant diseases.

To meet the obvi.,us needs. the following
line-, if work are -uggested.
il. A careful study of the existing culti-
vated types o crop plant; l the Canal Zone,
and the adjacent terrrtmr-. of the Republic
of Panama with the view to locating and
perpetuating tht better strain.of .l uch staple
crops a's hat: ailre.:d-, d.lem.instratcd their
adaprabiliht ru the cnundr]...n
12J S'.- thematic intr.ioJuctitn of promising
I.pes and .artilc1-t from tther tropical
countries, with a vi>w rt- :iccuring the licat
and m.',t taluablc tarieties and strain- that
hate been developed under similar conditions
els-.where. This feature is of ..percial import-
anm.e in theCanal Zone, because ,01 the back-
wardneso' of the agricultural in.lustr) at the
pre-ent time.
(.I3 The adjustment ofl -.me ni-rthern t'. pe-
of \egetablea, and other pe:rithable crop, to
tropical conditions b', selection and breeding.
This will probably be a l lw and teJiou- under-
taking, but the tact that the maintenance
of the Canal will probably, nercec-itate the
continuous presence ol a considerable popu-
latiun ol northern birth and ta.te.s, who are
not likely to be quickly or eas-ll reconciled
to tr..piral vegetable pr...ducts render- it well
worth while to undertake.
14,i The development uf more economical,
elective, and permanent methods o farming,
including contouring tillage crop rotation,
and other points tcssentrial to the con-crv.titon
of the soil and the maintenance of soil
fertility, Special attention should be given
to the introduction and establishment ol
crop- needed for maintaining and encouraging
the dalr?.ing ind poultry indJu.tries, and to
the establishment of these industries on a
-table economic bad;,.
1.5.1 The production oi uselul timber on
lands nut suitable for general agriculture,
including -uch trees as the varioUls species of
eucalyptus, teak etc.

Canal Medals.
Seven hundred and twentr---ix Canal
medals earned b,. Lanal and railroad em-
ploes up to January 1, 111, have been
distributed on the Isthmus. The service bars
are being erngera.d, and will be distributed
within a month cir .ix weeks.

Fund for Relief of Mrs. L. R. Dennis.
The Iollowing statement is published for
the information of the Canal Zone people
who contributed to the relief fj the wife and

childre-n of the late L. R Dennis.
Public aLub.riptiun ar Galtun..
Putlb. ubsancriion at Empire
Lnterijiritrcri at LU-iun
Lanail Zon Ri Crl . .tr
Kinlght: I PYtiha atI An..on .. .
Lr-Z iiht oi t-Es hl Ii ii t u i'bra
Knithmn ut P1 ililds aL i[pire -.
knilht, Ofi P5 titiSa, at -rgpire -
Kr.hts of PF tlhias 3t (Cr istob.l
Pythian Stia-rs .. .
T ,,,

3.0u 35
30 (0

50 ui.l
150 i
el e.n- is

to .. 6.l 1
bilPOSlT iON.
cent toMr NW VI W\nar' ik.Augu-.t ,i Il $1L 374 62
Pot..J loun,J; lrder in .lr, Denni. po.ae.-
;ion u lihn she il-d 65.00
Ia.h n Miir D,.nr11 po -n's uhion en he
Lied 3. .00
Other c-ah .paidJ Mrt Dennis .. 90.00
H-ospital exricrncs ui Mirs Dcnnis. and otller
itemn 66 69
Balance .n ha-nds of treasurer, and to be
collected. 3i 81
TuLal . SI 0 14.12
Mrs. Denns and her !\x children w ere cared
for by the Red Cross while in the Canal Zone;

free transportation to the States was lur-
ni-hed them, and arrangements were made
to have them cared for in \\'ahingtun, until
si.'h time as lMrs Denris can procure a
pi.-iriun She was rctommende-d t-. the .uper-
intendent ol the State. \\ar. and Navy build-
ing in \\ ahineton foir a pritiJ ri as chire-
A.man Her preference was to reside near
\Vashingr.,n,and t,. that end. \\. Warwick
and Errne-i Daniel.-, the latter a \\Wahingt-on
r-al i't iri man. ha\e been appointed trustees
f-or th, purpose of investing about $1,210 in
a hou;e ne-ar \\a;hingt'ln to be used by the
lamili. but not to be sold until rhe ,..ungest
child i- I c. irs r if aie Fifty dc.lllars will be
paid LIt Mr-. D-nno, Ilr the ensuing i_,
months, ind iny .balan.-,e remaining after the
purchase ol the hou-,c. ,ill also be paid tt her.


Mr. W\\" Co-mber left on the Co.ln.- on
Tuesday. September 5. on hi- annual leave
ol abiencc in the Statec

Public Installation by .Ancon Kangaroos.
A public installation and dance was held
by An.c:n Court No 7, 1. 0. P. K. at
Ancon hall iLn Saturda, e'.cning. Ausust 2o
Theoficers installed were: Judge, Geo.rge 1l.
V\gan. proccuting attorney, X. D. Holt;
defendant attorne-.. (. L Grile:, : comptrcdler,
H. H Hammer. chaplain. A S. Curtis; .heriff,
Michael Dew. During the cerem,'ni, music
was furnimhei b\ an orchestra, and Miss
McDonald sang two selections, accompanied
by' Mrs. \\allace on the piano. Retlrehmnents
were served.

United Spanish War Veterans.
A meeting ol the United Spanish War
Veteran will be held in the lodge hal! at
Culebra on September 10 at 2.30 p. m when
the camp charter will be opened.
On Saturday evening, September 9, the
United Spanish \War Veteran. will give an
entertainment and dance at the clubhouse
in Gatun. The public i- invited, especially;
those who have seen ser ice in the arms or
Annual Meeting of Tivoli Club.
At the annual meeting uf the T\io:l Club
on August 27. the following officers were
elected lor the ensuing ear. President, Dr.
J. C. Perr ; first ice-president, Col. J. P.
Fyffe: second vice-president, Alban G. Sny-
der: secretary and treasurer, J. \. Tannehill,
board of governors include the officers Tom
M1. Cooke. and A. S. Zinn. The membership
committee consists of H. S Hunterand W. K.
Jack-on. The report of the secretary and
treasurer shows a ca:h balance of $1.407.47.

U. F. Co.'s Coastwise Service to be Resumed.
The coastwise senrice oF the Inited Fruit
Company between New Orleans and Colon.
will be resumed with the sailing ,I the
Partsmnia from New Orlean. on \\edne-.da\,
September 13, and the -ailng (.l the Cairago
from Colon on Thursday, September 14
These ships stop on both outInard and inward
bound trips at Port Limon. Costa Rica and
Puerto Barrios. C.uatemala.

W. G. Russell and Jamcs A. Daly, the
highest bidders, have been awarded the con-
tract for oliciting baggage on Panama
railroad trains, and at stations, and for
handling it at the terminals.



Kind Used. Manner of Receil ink andDistributing,
Consumption and Use.
The number of lubricating, illuminating,
and miscellaneous oils and greases received
and standardized by the Commission and
Panama railroad is 21, of which 10 are lubri-
caring, two illuminating, four miscellaneous
oils; and five are greases, in ,Imling non-
liquid oil.
Lubricants and oils are Lt-ndarilizetd, as
follows: Valve, air compressor cylinder,
marine, stationary, locomotive, turbine, and
gas engine ..iI- crank case, car, transformer,
lard, ammonia cylinder, and crude oil.
Greases-nonliquid oil, cup, gear, cable, and
crank pin grease. Illluniinlrin--.rna.il and
kerosene oils. Gasoline.
Of the above mentioned .I -, 12 are received
by the Commission in 50-gallon steel drums,
and three in cases of two 5-gallon cans each.
Three kinds of greases are received in barrels,
and two in 25-pound cans. Crude oil is sup-
plied to the different points in containers con-
venient for the work required, drawn from
crude oil tanks located on the Isthmus.
The approximate monthly consumption
and use of each grade by the Commission
and the Panama railroad is, as follows:
Valve oil, 5.350 gallons-For the internal lubrication
of all steam valves and cylinders.
Air compressor cylinder oil, 150 gallons-For the in-
ternal lubrication of air cylinders of all compressors,
pneumatic hammers, and drills.
Marine engine oil, 4,175 gallons-For use on marine
engines and block bearings of suction dredges.
Stationary engine oil, 2,750 gallons-For the general
lubrication of stationary engines and machinery, elec-
tric motors, and dynamos.
Locomotive engine oil, 3,850 gallons-For all loco-*
motives, running gears of locomotive cranes, deck
machinery of dredges, and for cold saws in machine
Turbine engine oil, 400 gallons--For the step bearings
of turbine engines in electric plants.
Gas engine oil, 150 gallons-For the cylinders of
internal combustion engines.
Crank case oil, 100 gallons-For use in crank cases
of Westinghouse vertical compound engines.
Car oil, 5,175 gallons-For the journals of rolling
stock generally, steam shovel bearings, tripod drills, etc.
Transformer oil, 200 gallons-For use by the electri-
cal divisions in oil-cooled transformers.
Lard oil, 50 gallons-Miscellaneous use.
Ammonia cylinder oil, 50 gallons-For the internal
lubrication of cylinders of ammonia compressors.
Crude oil, 1,000 gallons-Used for the lubrication of
steam shovel chains, and special designated uses.
Kerosene oil, 10,000 gallons-For illuminating and
cleaning purposes.
Signal oil, 100 gallons-Used in railroad lanterns and
cab lights of engines.
Gasoline, 3,350 gallons-For use on motor cars,
launches, blow torches, cleaning, etc.
Nonliquid oil, i,850 pounds-Used on Gatun cable-
ways and air cylinders,
Cup grease, 6,000 pounds-For use in compression
Gear grease, 6,175 pounds-For use on gears, center
and side bearings, etc.
Cable grease, 1,000 pounds-Used on the Gatun
Crank pin grease, 40 pounds-For use on locomotive
crank pins, equipped for the use of grease.
The various equipment on which the above oils
and greases are used is, as follows:
Canal euipmcnt-
Steam shovels .............. ..... 100
Locomotive .......................... 385
Cars................... ... .......... 5,880
1rii ... ........................... 560

I n .I.... ............ ..... ....... 5820

Floating equipment-
Drtd,, -.............. 20
Ti: ............... 14
: ............. 11
B,,L, h,_Ia n.J .:.,- .- ............ 83
Launches.......................... ... 14
Cutters ........................ ..... 3
Pile drivers ............................ 2

o bor. .. ........... SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ZONE.
rine b t ........ ...... 1
D rll b i. . . ..... .. .. 2
R.Uk br.er ..... .. 1 Church Work.
Pla. .... St Jamns' Protestant Episcopal church at
hI:,r,,i .pni .. .. Empire wai- dedicated on Sunda\ afternoon,
-ir ..n .i:,ur plant ...... .. .3 AuCu[t 20. The dedicator-, service was read
i.', ,i rn,Il anr l poera- b-, the general mln- ionarlca and the Rev. Jesse
Loc:.omotse. ele.:tn.: R Bickn,:ll preached the sermon. Special
*- musi-c \a: rendered by tht choir. A small
AiJLOMntc rradli iar- 45 trant was made b\ the Church Missions
l. t, r net I building fund for the building, and the re-
ibrm crjnr, .. 4 mainder \'.a raised b\ the congregation. The
t ':rl :'. ltun. d ub ie n I 'inl.l: I.ulding is co.mpl:ted, furni-hed, and paid for.
CL'r.J itorg pl.nt Thr: pari-h is a larke ine. cmtending through
,lkldrhe" Ii.l and n:%" Empire Golden Green, and the
m unr l r. rI ,r inrr.r.n c :I c:r..l :n. i. plasI. I n, iLhlb. ,iri nat l li \ illages.
.\l,..,lu.neco,: r,, ,,-.- "The a.lrai r uscciet of thi- Roman Catholic
st l i In.- : r L ..J.,i :.d r.lh.r tru. k..n ..l-'C y chl irch at (Corguna ih di-continued its meet-
rej.i puinit. t,.-l.:re-r,\ Dui .i r.n r i ti vt. hannellri,. ii.'- until the lirst of Octoberr. During the
.ht ,i u h u r ,. oul.',g **... ti -r .. p..- r ir the ,ri er', h..i maintained the
AMcik.' ,1 la .atig- A.ll lubri.ani- and ,il, ,i mI r at .1 i\n-kl\ -alar',, taken charge of
ar re eco' ed ..i. the .. ii.ral rturlii.u.l- I.-,, ared thtI lIk.niini ?g i the church, purchased orna-
at Mniuint lh:ii, an.] art. ditrilut..iJ Irom mi n t-it. :iiid inItalltd a lavatj.rs in the building.
thec ru tihe arn'.u- diviii.i.n -rr. ri hi,.j ,. The pa rin h d ilr Irum the French occupation.
ir.,.lu .ir', tlht lPari.mnm railr..ial and '..ul' inv Th,- bulllili.: l a u-ed bh the Commi-.ion
dtr:. tur he numL.> r of 10, Irount thi. h puinit, Ir a ~ '.,r hliu ii until, in response to a petition
thll, .ar. :,JppIlid r:o he Ic l7..l .l hlou.c- .** the' R.Jn;.in Cathulic residents of Gorgona,
situa,.d .it plat -, ,.n'.enirnrt to'i ht i,..rk, it -'i. at-igned for church services. Since
wh-n,.c thEl. are i-.iied in dlail., k, :ukl.y and thlit time, t o %ecars ago, it has been reno-
m..nriily luanti i..U s riquisitioncd un oil .'st i.. ir.d i- maiintaint d by the congregation.
ti.:kct-, b-. emL nplos in charge of tht equip. In trnnitr-tn Uith the church, there is a
m i, or plant iIl; .rv,. di. h.crd tu the local .mil1l Sundi];.- rhnocl r-f .merican children.
oil hiIu-L- in 50 -Cill.-n drrum-. % hit. h are u.,-.l In c[ptemb, r. there \ ill be confirmation in
as diS ributori L.: the in-~rtion of a Ij t, tLhi. -'hurch,. %hrn rhe Bishop of Panama uill
and hJ\vE a \aidie t.J the C'r.'nmiri...n h',-rn lln'iare.
returned r... the cuntractur in good Lord.r Social Elents.
All uiling equipment r1 the C,.mmr.it"in The regular dances ,o the Las Cascadas
and I":iiincma railroad it :tandardi2ed. a.1 I l.'. 1 1 r u d o the L C s da
and Pr na ra-lruad tin .prin hanried. Oier club ar.: held in the loI e hall on the second
blo I, c.:nt.l.lur-.inch ,-prln hand oiler., and fourth Thrsday. rvenines in each month.
lo..,-,mtiv, tallow pot_., springg stationary Inlormal dance are hld on the tirit and third
engine oiler. quirtt i.an, .,il canll with screwv Thurdavy eicninc-.
co\ver- aid p.-.ut. ,.f oin, to, ann fiv\ .gall..,n The Las Ca.cidas Etchre Club meets fort-
capa. ti,:. nightly on Tui'L.4lJ alterno-ns at the homes
All eIqllipmnt and plant: ol the Com- ,i member-. One ecning in each month
mis:i..n .ind I'n.nam., railriod arc- placed o1n a an informal ,.ard part% and dance is held,
mnrthl; .illioance, ac,rrding to the partici- whn the hu:b;anri and friend- of the mem-
ular niicc- siti,-. and nature o.f ork performed hir. are in\'ir, 1.
by ralh. A mointhlly rr port is required ,,I the Tihe C:nall Zone Chapter, Royal Arch
con-umptr.,n ,) each indi.idual pile. oif Nla.,,n. held a dance and banquet in the
equipmlrr.nt and plant. hhich sht,:- s. rit e C,,mmir-i. n h.-tel at Las Cascadas on Satur-
da% -, and d .ati I I t, .r cE planari i..n oif ,la e -ninm \Auigu.t 19 in honor of their first
amount Lited in .-xci.i ,, the-ri monthly ,, i,,.rw.ar,. A spcciil train brought mem-
alloanc, mut L.e made I..nthly rep.,rt- brr ani their familhe from Paraiso and
art pu-,r .- at difrcrcnt place:, : lor the inlur- imtrmediare stations. Follou ine the dance,
maiti.n l1 il cornc.r-itld. All equipm-unt and w hich as hild in the s.,,cil hall, a banquet
plnt-. are lurni-hed "ith standard niling ka- ,er id in the hot I dining room. Covers
equipment and k,-pt in good repair, and are ere I-id for 150 The nr., chapterof Royal
sulpplid .al with ctntaminrr-. for ,lI drawn .\rch Mason- in l'.inama wias organized at
for future it- La.t Ca-c'.-a-i on Jul', 23, 1910 under a
Oiliingi i, -[tLrn and drip pan- are installed charter -.ranteil b\ the General Grand Chap-
where required, an,-d hLtre .iJf,crlti.l U.-i ntl- rer o R...val .Ar.h Masons of the United
tic- f nil- can be rtclainicm ., filtler i.re fur- stte- ,l Amirrica.
ni-hcd. \ihen the retlairrint, Al ,il- through
drip panri i not -unllre t to u.i'rrant the Girl,' Seninl Club.
in talLitiii ,., a filt.-r, uil ;- filrrt. d it a. \ ,1 rl eSing club ha; L.ctn organized in
central t-tl.ii.n lur reu-ue. I.;trelful attr.iin, Ionr,.ina I h' me-tins'..w ill ibe held weekly
is ',cn to ILr, dtr t ie-i i i he w.rl in regard ,n I ri.dal. altcrnlo- onn at the homes of the
to thi i--uini, handl.ni. and con.ump[rion ul menmlbers. The girls will learn plain sewing.
lu.ri-.ntr and ..Il. and intru. ti..n- have hemmin w-itching, and cmbroidcer, under
been -.i-uJ t.ith rtilrenict iu eonmical u-c a dirt:etricn The initial meeting waJ held
_______ Friday alternuon, September I, at the
Pllors, lMtes, Mlasters. Chauffeurs. honic c.. Mrs.. S. E Cal it.
E.xaminal.,n- Imr pilht- m nit anid mas- Sons of Veterans.
ter-, an]d lur rhaulliur-. II bL held b., ih. All those- desirinc to beciume charter mem-
Bo.rl ,.f Lnri l In-pcttur. at Ancon on ..:p- br-r-: cl the Son- of \leteran-, ou the war of
tember 13. 1861-.65 arc re.-l.usted to send their names to
Lo..i-n El ti irsi of Colon. on tih. esen,nm ,:,i Past Camp Commander C. N. Fairbanks,
Sli-.te r r I r-thorn itch iul, b. arinE C rinl ir,.Jl Tabernilli. who has an application for a
JuIit.le LIk eInrii cni ,ii er in,.rin 'u ,r C( nal medil
No 3%.' 6? i.easrd. I r.letuuird to po-.offTice. Criliobal camp charter.

Vol. V., No. 2.

September 6, 1911.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associ-
The moving picture schedule icr tne week of Sep-
tember 11 to 16. follows Monday night. Gorgona;
Tuesday, Gatun, Wedneday. Cnristobal. Thursday
Culebra. Friday. Corozal, Saturda,. Empire
The monthly high score in duckLpi a.-, made by
Mr Huttlemaier. 124. Mr. Driscoll won ihe high score
in bigp'ns 247.
The Hearons Si-teru will gise a return cc.ncrtt on
Sunday evening. SeptembEr 10. hich will be op.n to
the public.
The volleyball toiarnarirnenit. uh f\-e tL-.mi nteei-d,
opened on Tuesday nicht. Scptemher 3. The )Quaritr-
master's team played the Mlan3eid Men The Irde-
pendents will meet the All Star, ora Fr.nda; evening jt
8 o'clock
The Cristobal bowling team took three egnmes irom
Culebra on the home alleys on Sariur-iy evening Sep.
member 2

The following hiph scorer nete bowle.l during he
past week: Duckpins-Pinney 101. In0. Puliiier i106.
101; Coombs. 102, Dakin. 100 1 2 M.:Ltod 102:
Scull. 125. Tenpin--.Anderion 216. Danis. 20'
The league game htioled on the Empire alles a on St-
urday. September ?. resulted in Empire winning thre'.
straight games. The soccer i. a-r as iuali.."
Empire. Gatun.
Parkis . 162 193 31 Louner 12 144 I
Sawtelle 146 179 134 0 MN-ra 191 204 144
Drake 1I1 14r 154 Chambriila.n 130 14r, 147
Gool:by lbS 14; 136 cGallon sy 142 15 122
Giavelli 200 16r. 201). Barte l0 14r 13

Total. $22 1 l 84- ;i4 ;94 ;i)t
The subeiet for .1si u-:,-7-n r. :h-; tPern ;o, 'eti for
September 8 will Le Trie initlia3 L.''. rf- r i n-lum ind
The Gorgona Health Leaic met orn Tu;-dS.,' el.en-
ing. AuguSt 2' and di:cuiL;J tueranics. or r.:-t im-
provement as outlined in Lhi-e to:ik .nor, I ubJi.Lr
recently .Put out by th, health iler.- The li-.i' infin
w-a led bv Mr. Swan nn Thi iq te nrft r I ,a -r-i r.t
discussions to ba given under the ipl-picer- oul he
health league.
Thirty-five men hn-ve been rnrolld:- in the gyamna-
slum class. Apparatus rork hr, b, "n Eik:n up. and
will be contained fcr the remainder of the i.e.-on
The Hearons Sicters Concerr C.jmpnan i nill fill
return engagement on Saturday rii? hi. 5 e.itrilCr
The Gorgona boy scou-3u- walked to Taern.ll on
Sunday. August 32. and Look an -eplornim tri. Ir.jrrm
there. They found the lake near that plic.. .Trl
se'ectod a camping site to be u-cd at -ome luturr tI.m.
The Isthmian bowling leajue :elrie: s-a, oupined -on
Saturday. September ? mih Gorgona jl Camp
Elliott and Camp Elliott at GTarona Tite home it im
won three straight games ait lCamp Ellint The 'cc-C.
at Gorgona were a' lollowl.
lit game. ?nid game .J varn,
Gorgona. 776 7'5 ; ;
Camp Elliott 751 75; 768
The health league was organized on Tuesdai night
Mr. Fomonnwas elected president and Mr. FILzpatrick.
lMesrs Wesron aon Click oi Crrlnb-i l fuirniheiJ
vocal and piano mu- st at the rnoilng pil.rctre -hov on
Friday night.
There were l.nirt ~-mE bowled i:.n ther GC.tun 3llrs. -
dunng August. Traent, men rolled oner 1110 in du,:k-
prns. DePoorrer and \Vur ter it.d [or high -nar, ini
duckpis--score 12i. Vliister .,on the tie Loiiner
and Hodges tied In tenpins
On September II. two-men "ragi, lnr tournaments
will be started n duck and terpLni Prize, aill be giaen
the winners.
Gatun won two out of Ibree g:amei in the boiling
league series w!th the Empire team at Gatun on Satur-
day. September 2. Scores, as lolloas:
Gatun . 903 805 -87
Empire ?89 915 829
The standing of the teams in the baw-linu leIague
tournament is, as follows:
Won. Lost P. C.
Cristobal. .... 6 0 1.000
Empire .. 4 666
Marines .... 4 2 666
Gorgona. .. 4 33
Gatun... 4 133
Culebra.... 0 6 000
On \Vednesday night. August 27. at the meeting of
the debating dub. the question was "Resolved. that

Unitedl State, ienaior should be *:le:tr.d b, direct
vote of 1i th people The r ffirmriatie on. .Attendanre
Basklr lli practle arill tk i-plaic e.n. T TuelIjI.
night. '\olleyball sill Up pli d every Tue:-.]J and
Thillrda.J a'lternr '.n--n .ir S j o nlo ik Reul.,r r m.
naiiliin clia.-; ill br hrI-I d -n 'lI.ndand., inn Thurd,.l,
of rcjh tcIk at : 4i I, m
On Monday nil-ht therrt a\s I sretling match in th--
srmna 3ium betlwen M.--r. \\' Walker and Antoni,
the latt.:r winnr:ng t o 1t.l in and i m.nut-':. r,-
Seaerint:nbs ie '> ent on tEI outin tn to Old Pan.mri ,on
Labor Day

CLLs-RK-VILSi.iN-Alt St Luk i crairIl n iinun.
or Srpit,-rnb r 2 tlia R,:j J. R Bkrntll orfisr'tEnc
Jer;.e in.-lcri n nr 1.iiie tr oi Mr: .,I irn Sitri.'r.oni
\~'lori oi Norfroll countL \ a t.l Hrcti.rti C CIl.k
M1 D i Pad.pa. Pilallh.a ian3al Zun.. rI:-i.Jene
tG;IBTS i-NI, MOLiR-.-t Cristobil. on Ar.ig, t i1
EdJih :M Seynmour of Petua.key.' Mheh to Dr l''ill, im
(1 Gb on ut Empire. the Re. A A NeIll: olilbi.iang
Cjn l Zc.ne residence. Empire

Rainfall from August I to 31. 1911, Inclusive.


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Acting Collector of Rcenues.
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The open hours at Culebra commissary are from
8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and from 3 p. m. to 7 p. m. All
other commissaries are open from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.
and 3 p. m. to 7 p. m., with the exception of the Cris-
tobal commissary, which is open from 8 a. m. to 12.30
p. m., and from 2 p. m. to 7 p. m.
Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning September 2.
Mutton-Stewing, per pound............... 6
n;rouildr n.:.:k trimmed off. (4 pounds
n.l ,., er, -r.-r o.uind ........ 9
Entrr Ior.,4.,:lrr cr ie,1 triLnm ed), 10
p.)ind. .inl o'. er e pound....... 8
Leg (8 to 10 pounds), per pound.... 17
Cutlets, per pound................. 18
Short cut chops, per pound.......... 20
Lrmbo-Sir'ung per pound.................. 6
Enttre Otr luartier. neck trimmed off,
per pound................... ... 9
Lec (5 to 8 pounds), per pound........ 20
Ch.-.p.. per pound. ......... ....... 24
Cutlets, per pound .................. 24
'.el-- Ste ine perpound................... 10
-itjuller for roasting (not under 4
pounds), per pound................. 12
Chops, shoulder, per pound............. 16
Chops, per pound.................... 24
Loin, for roasting, per pound ........... 24
Cutler. r -r p,:ond ...... ....... .. 28
Pork-Ltmn ..hopl or r. aJi. per pound......... t18
Beel-Suet per pound .................. 2
Soup. per pound ................... 5
Stew. per pound ..................... 8
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 12
Curned. No 2, per pound.............. 10
Crt,.--. roa1 (3 pounds and over), per
pound............ ............ 12
Pot roast, per pound................. 12
Rib roast, second cut (not under 31
pounds), per pound................. 16
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
pepound........................ 18
Sirloin roast, per pound ............... 19
Rump roiit. perr pound .... 19
Porterhouse- r.it .per piournd. ....... 20
Sreak. cihu. 'r,'r pourd .......... 12}
Round, per pound............. 13
Rib, per pound ................. 18
Sirloin, per pound ............. 19
Rump per pound.............. 19
Po.rterh.,Iu. (not less than 1I
pounds), ;,: r pu,u .J .......... 20
Tenderloin .\Wvie rr.., per pound. 24
Caviare, Russian, per tin................ 47, 89
Livers--Beef, per pound............ ......
Calf, each .......... ................ 60
Half, each ..................... 30
Steak, Hamburger, pkg..................... 13
Sausage-Bologna, per pound................ 10
Frankfurter, per pound.............. 12
Lieberwurst, per pound ............ 10
Devonshire Farm. ................. 17
Sweetbread-Veal, per pound ............... 1.20
Beef, per pound.............. 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen................. ........ 28
one-half dozen only.............. 15
Bluefish, fresh, per pound .................. 14
Hilibut fre h. per pound. ................. 15
Shd-. iresh eich ....................... .70
SShad roes, fresh, per pair.................. 35
Chickens-Fi'nc. ro.ating milk fed. lirge each 1.25
F.n.:, roastng. milk fed. med -..:h 1.00
Finc ro..st.ng corn fed. bout 4S
pounds, each .................. 90
F,,;l~ ,:i.-r ...... 60, 70, 80, 90, 1.00
Di:kc k '. -;tern. ,lout 4J pounds, each...... 1.00
Broilers, milk fed, each ...................... 60
corn fed, each .................... 55
Turkeys, per pound........................ 26
Squabs, each ............................... 35
Capons, each. ................. .......... 2.10
Fryers, corn fed, each ...................... 60
Partridges, each........................... 50
Grouse,each .............................. 50
Ham-G-,'rman \%'stphalia, per pound........ 36
Sigur .:ured., .'r pound .............. 18
li.:ed per plourd ...... 20
Half,for bc.,ing per pound 19
Boiled, per pound........ 26
Hocks, per pound ....... t8
Bacon-BreakLa~i st hol.: pt.:e. perpound..... 22
Rrekh-iit I.'.:l pr'r pound.......... 23
Pork. 6.A i:tmil per pound .............. *13
0 i ongi u.; ea.h .................... 1.00
P.ig fedt per pound .................... 9
Tongue.; per pound ................ 18
Sliced baconin 1-.ound tin pertin.......... 30
In 1-pound jars, per jar......... 30
Butter-Creamery special, per pound.......... 32
Chee--Ro..,irfort per pound ......... 38
Phlila.elphi cre:,m. ake ......... 18
Young Am. rina. prr pJunJ ......... 18
S ;.. pt found d .. 26
Edim. :...:h .. 1.00
No:uli.r i .ake 6
Gouda, per pound .. 34

Milk .Cernied, per bottle..............
BuT itrm lhi bottle .....
Ice cream, quart ................. ...
J-gallon ................ .



Be,: 'I per pa.irn.3A . ........ .. '3
Clery,. per hrad .
Corn. green per doz ..24
Cabbage, per pound...................
Cil,:mrnber_. rer pound ............ .
Cjrrnls pet uD ,nd ..... .. 4
C uhflloier. er p r foundd ...........
l.rtuie. per pound tl
Onions per pound .......... "
PoutF te3;. white. per pound .....'4
,r:ce' er pound .
Pears, alligator, each................
Pepper green, per pound.............. 7
Rrub.irb. per pound .................. 3
Turnips, per pound ................... .
Tomatoes, per pound ................. 4
Yams, per pound ............. ...... 3
Apples, per pound .................... .
Canti loupe: e h ............... ..
Grape-: p'r p und ...... .....
Lemons, dozen....................-- 2
Limes, per 100 ..... ................. '0
Oranges, California, per dozen......... 42
Pear- pu.r rcunr, ......... ..
Pea chr pound ..
Plums, per pound ..................
Watermelons, each ...................
'Indl.:a e reducti-n frur, la;t li:t
*'indi catc. 5 -..lntls .llc-r.-. Ior rrurn of btoitt
tirnd, rie, id-:inic on l I-,It
I' al.l onl I'ronm co,.'lrn-i r. : no order t. ken l,.r

Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers, with supplies for th.- I-th-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the t.rti i:.
Cristobal, Colon, and Balboa, during the v ..:k er.irc
September 2:
Venus, August 27, from Gulfport, with I1n.44 p.r-.: ;
lumber for stock; 554 pieces piling for Atla a' i: D, i ,,n.
Etonian, August 27, from Liverpool, wi: n 2011 hirrel-
carbolic acid for stock.
Trent. August 27, from New York, with 13 1-un li.
turnbuckles for stock.
Kansas City, August 28, from San Frin,.-i.-.i I.oh
1,195 pieces redwood lumber and 650 pr.:; niteir
oak lumber for Mechanical Division.
Atenas. August 31, from New Orleans, nr. I I p. :1..
ages rock crusher parts and 230 pieces t:.. ir. Peir.i,:
Division; 48 bundles washers and 74 piec- pil.nr ifr
Atlantic Division; 198 pieces white oak Iimb.'r ind
1,345 bundles siding lumber for Mechana I Di. i'-r..
2,033 pieces yellow pine lumber, 308 b'-n.Il. .*.elng
lumber, 1,573 bales hay, 2,728 sacks oat '51.*, i:k.
bran, for stock.
Colon, September 1, from New York, v it h 10 pIe.:,-
castings for Atlantic Division; 19 cases rull..:r L ur
and 92 bundles steel bars for Pacific Di r,-r., :,:
steel, 5 cases copper wire, 14 barrels journal b-'r.ni
for Mechanical Division; 6 barrels crock- c~ ir
air hose and couplings, 18 barrels chirr-il io3p !0
cases envelopes, 40 pigs tin, for stock; :,and m~,:l-
laneous cargo, the whole consisting of 2? pi-,_-e .
weighing 50 tons.
Almirante, September 1, from New York. uiLn ;
barrels fire sand for Mechanical Division, 24 ril-,
oakum for stock.

Misdirected Letters.
ANCON, C. Z., September r. I)1 !
The following insufficiently addressed leIcri. .:.r.gi-
nating in the United States and its pos :.- ,r ve
been received in the office of the Dire:tor c I P.:
and may be secured upon request of the .lddrer:e.-"
Bean, Mrs. E. C. M.arhin. E.rr,.ard
Briggs, Ray M.:Knirht. Jnhn
Browning, Robert F. N.-ion. Eliott
Brozile, Mrs. D. A. Oria jI nuel
Bi'rhjnan. Jonatrn P.~tr r:n G. C idlaj.)
CimDlell Cf p,. it, F. R ., I R.
Du MN.ine. 41rhon, i (2) R e..' Dr Frederck
Em.?ry. lr- M!,r\ RiClle H I.
Himihoi.n, J I Roahri in Earre .
Hayse. Dr. Harry r..-n.-.r Hnry
Klunk, Mrs. Charles Thomnp..n j MI
Lenerett, Hugh re'id n. Kb
Lewis, Lewis

The following vessels arrived at, or departed Irr.m
the port of Balboa during the week ending; S-:prt-.mb, r
Arrivals-August 28, Kansas City, from S:,n Fran-
cisco; Ucayali, from Callao; August 29, E.rjdjr from
Guayaquil; August 30, Chile, from GuajQu-l A 4-v.
from Valparaiso; August 31, Newport, frcin San Fran-
cisco; September 2, Pleiades, from San Fr in:, i,:o
Departures-August 28, Oberon, to Prnr H-in'ord,
Guatemala, to Callao; August 29, Peru, .o Gua a.quil.
August 31. Mackinaw, toSan Francisco.


The following is a list of the sailings of the Panama
Railroad StIearnhip Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company: of the Hamburg-American
Line. and if the United Fruit Company's Line; the
Pan.ma Railroad Company dates being subject to
Panama P. R. R.. Tuesday.. .Sept 5
Adrarnce ..... .. P. R. R.. Monday.... Sept.11
Colon. ......... P. R. R.. Monday....Sept. 18
e.llhanc ..... P.R. R.. Saturday ..Sept. 23
Panara . P. R. R.. Friday. ..Sept. 29
Advance........ P. R. R.. Thuraday...Oct. 5
Col.. .... .P. R. R ..Thursda .. .Oct. 12
Alhna.a. P. R. R.. Wednesday.Oct. 18
PF.nim .. P. R R TuedayO...Oct. 24
Advance..... ... P. R. R.. Monday ....Oct. 30
P-inima P R R.. Sunday. .Sept. 17
4A.l% .":e P. R R.. Saturday.. Sept.23
Colon .. P. R R.. Saturday ..Sept 30
AlIi.rnci P R R. Friday ... Oct. 6
Pnan.ma P R. R.. Thursday.. Oct. 12
Adan.:e P. R R.. Tuesday. Oct. 17
Colon P. R R.. Tuesday. ..Oct. 24
All'n.:a P. R. R.. iMonday....Oct. 30
Piarr. P. R. R...Sunday....Nov. 5
Ad' n..e P. R. R. Saturday...Nov. II
Santa Marta. U F. C..Thursday...Aug. 31
Prirnz airuni H.-A.. .Friday.....Sept. I
OrJ-t., R. I .. Saturday. Sept. 2
MhNriprn L. F. C Thursday...Sept. 7
Pninz luhimi H -A. Saturday...Sept. 9
Zaca:p3 -1. F. C. .Thursday.. Sept. 14
Pri, Ercel Frledri:h H.-A .. .Frida. Sept. 15
ml3icdlena R P.I. Saturday...Sept. 16
.Almirna.n .. L F. C Thursday...Sept. 21
PriT. \%uF \",lhelm H -A .. Saturday. ..Sept. 23
S:.n I .ilt .. II.F C Thursday. Sept. 28
Prrn. i.;,mnidr. H -A. Friday% ... Sept 29
Cllde R I. .. Saturday. Sept. 30
M.-tairn . U F. C.. Thur;dry..Oct. 5
Priny Etil Friedrich H.-A ..Saturday...Oct. 7
.\ralt .R M .. Saturday Oct. 14
A.lmurntr .. .. U. F C..Thursda:... Sept. 7
Prinz Aug '.'ilhclm. H -A. ..Tuesday... Sept. 12
Santas Xart. U. F. C. Thursday. Sept 14
Pnne Siliimund H A . Saturday ..Sept. 16
Civle .. .. R NM .....Tuesday ..Sept. 19
etpan .. U. F C..Thursday. .Sept. 21
Prir-, J,-a:him H.-A.... Tuesday...Sept. 26
Z.:a.pa .. ...U. F. C. Thursday. ..Sept. 28
Punz E.|tl Friedri:h H. A.... Saturday .Sept. 30
rtrat. R I .Tuesda .. .Oct. 3
rlm'ri nre- 11 F. C. .Thursday. .Oct. 5
Pnr,n. At. WI.' m. H -A Tul.sday...Oct. 10
Thami.. R NT .Tue.day.. Oct. 17
Turrialba ..... Li F. C .Saturday. ..Sept. 2
Ab.r,arez .. I.. F. C Saturday Sept. 9
Pan. r.-, U. F. C Wednesday Sept. 13
Aten's LI F. C Saturday.. Sept. 16
H.-redi., Ii. F. C Wednesday Sept. 20
Tu.rralbi IT F C. Saturday.. Sept. 23
Abncrez .. U. F. C. Saturday...Sept 30
P an:mn. ... U F.C. .\hedneday.Oct. 4
Areni U. F. C ..Saturday.. Oct. 7
Atena . U F.C..Thursday...Sept. 7
Turrnilt L. F. C. Thursday...Sept. 14
C(art o U F.C .Thur.dal Sept. 14
Parimina U F. C Thurgday. Sept. 21
Abancarez U. F. C. .Thurday... .Sept. 21
Heied.i U F C Thuriday .Sept. 28
Atenas. .. U F. C Thursday. ..Sept. 2S
Carn;e. U. F C Thursday Oct. 5
TuJmrrlba. U F. C Thursda. Oct. 5
Pai :mina U F. C Thurlday. Oct. 12
Harmburg-Amnerian steamers leave Colon for New
Yors \. a King cton at 10 a. m on sailing dates. The
Prin: .-lusri.t IItlhlpi and Prns .Joachim call at
Santia-o de Cuba. on both outward and homeward
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at t a m ; for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesday at 10a. m.
IUnaed Fruat Company's ships for New Orleans
direct leave on Thursdays at 3 p m.; ships for New
Orlann. in the tccailMle eerviceon Thursdays at p.m.;
ships ior New Vork via Kingston on Thursdays at II
a. mn for Bnra.a del Toro on Mondays at 6 p. m
Tlie Liyland I;ne .teamer Louisiansan sails for New
Orleans dirEct on or about September 28.

Vol. V., No. 2.




The Canal Record
Published ai-ekly under the authority anri suarrision of
Ihe lllhmian Canal Commisujon

The Canal Record is iu sed free of charge. one copy
each, to a! emplayes .f the Commssion and Panama
Railroad Company ah.-re name; arc on the gold roll.
Ejira copies and back number, fn t e o'saltinn from the
nerWs stands of the Pananma Rairoad Company for tire
cents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No ommrnuanlion. rilher for o ul.hoiainiir v ,erusrtriing
information. writ e titree attention unless si Jied ith the
/uli none ani addpejs of the wurrfer.

Unloading Dock for Dynamite at Nlindl.
A wharf. 130 feet long and 20 feer wide.
will be built along the old French canal at
Mindi. near the crossing of the American
Canal, at which dynamite ships will tie up
for unloading. Up to the present time. dn na-
mite ships have unloaded at the only aiail-
able place, the dock- at Mount Hupe, and
although no accidents have occurred since
the first shipment arrived in 1904. there is
always danger of an explosion which might
wreck the shipping in the harbor and do
con-iderable damage in Colon and Cri-tubal.
The point at which the new dock nill be con-
structed is about two miles north of Gatun,
and four miles south of Cri.tobal, and an
explosion at this point would therefore, do
less damage. It will be necessary to dredge
about 27.000 cubic yards of material in the
old French canal as an approach to the dock.
Ships containing dynamite will pas up the
American Canal direct to the new dock. The
railroad already in use in hauling spoil from
the excavation pit at Mindi will be available
for the dynamite trains. It is estimated that
about 15,000.000 pounds of dynamite remain
to be unloaded before the Canal is completed.
Canal Work in August.
The grand total of Canal excavation to
September I was 148.10..759 cubic yards,
leaving to be excavated 47,1.30,620 cubic yards,
or less than one-fourth of the entire amount
for the completed Canal.
The total for August was 2,706,223 cubic
yards, as compared with 2,813,462 cubic yards
in August, 1910, and 2.755,178 cubic yards
in August, 1909. All the excavation was
"work excavation," there being no "plant
The dry excavation amounted to 1.698,554
cubic yards, and was principally by steam
shovels. The dredges removed 847,771 cubic
yards, and 159,898 cubic yards were sluiced, in
addition to the amount pumped into Gatun
Dam by suction dredges. The progress on
the locks at Gatun, Pedro Miguel, and Mira-

flores is referred to elsewhere in tlhi issue.
In the Atlantic Divisio.n. the rotal eicava-
tion was 455 055 cubic yards .if thi, total,
87,599 tubic yardss were dry e\cavation, and
the remainder was rem,,oed b', rh.: dredges
in the Atlantic entrance.
The total e'ca\ation in the Central Divi-
iin was 1.464 294 ,cubic .3rdr. all of which
was from ihe prism. The arnunt taken from
Culebra Cut wa 1.4-12,412 cubic \ards, the
greatest excavation for a rain, s-ea.on month
in the history\ of the Cut.
In the Pacific Division. the total excavation
was 786,S74 cubic yards. 4.S0.315 cubi yards
of which were taken out b'> the dredges at
the Pacific entrance. an.] 149),26 by the
hydraulic c\ca\.ation plant working immedi-
atel. be-lowr Mirallores Lock,.
A detailed .iatement of the excavation, and
a -umman of the work on the locks and
dami., followI:

Work.' F'lin
LOiu Li\. FSCaV. % Ee.'a

was ... .... ... ... .
Mmndi .. ...... .. r .
ToLal ....... .... 3,, 5l.
S'et ezcaz ato,, --.. -- I=_
Atlanic entrance ... j7
Locks. Dam and spill.
was ....... ... ... ... ...
Total wet mnd dr)
exc."i'tion .. .. 4-.5':,,




r). I e.Ai'iLaitLI--
Culeba Cut .. ..... I 4 4', ... 1 -?.i:,
Chaegres -ecr on .... I.0 .. I 11,920
IIft .l"ta ori,,, i- -
Chagres sector i.... 94 9,972
ToL I ............ .. .I ` 194 A I ` I 4
D exceaaton--
Locks.Dams and Spill-
ways................ 049 ....... 102 469
Diverm ns .. ..... .... .. ....... ... ..... .
Pr'm. 'oulh of Pedro
Miguel Locks ....... 54 164 ...... .. I 1
Total................. 156 3 .. .. I 36
Wet e z,arvatn-
Pacific en rance.......! 610 i1l ...... b;i 41
Miradolre Locks.... ...
Total................ 631.21 31n 2' 1
Total wet and dry '
excavaton .... 7"C"i1 ....... "6
Dry excavation ... ... 4I nO 54
Wet excn.ratou. ... 1." asi . ... 1
Total... ... 7n. :3 I :.7 .::

MATERIAL Atlantic Pacific Total.

Cu Fds] Cu Yads Cu Y'dj
Concrete laid in lock 6 92 7"..39 14 667
Concretle lrid in dams
and spillways .. 5 150 ... ... I 5. 0
Pill placed in dams .... 491 815 122 015 613.8.0

Statement of Operations for the Fiscal Year
The total amount of concrete laid during
the fiscal year 1910-1911 was 1,742,928 cubic
yards. There were laid in the Atlantic
Division 970,788 cubic yards, of which 59.051
cubic yards were laid in the Spillwar., and
911 137 cubic yards in the locks. In the
Central Division, there was laid in connection
with the flume constructed for the Obispo
diversion 1,020 cubic yards. In the Pacific
Division, 771,120 cubic yards were laid, of
which .!0,1 .7 cubic yards were placed in the
Pedro M iguel Loc:k,. and 272,933 cubic yards
were placed in the M ira fl ore Loc ks. Inlaying
concrete for the locks in the Atlantic Divi-
sion, the construction*plant was operated on
the basis of a 12-hour day, and the auxiliary
plant on the basis of a 9-hour day, with the
exception of a short period between Sep-
tember and November. In the Pacific Divi-
sion, the work has been done on the basis of
an 8-hour day. Taking into consideration
the service time of hours at work, it is ascer-
tained that the'Atlantic Division laid 237.05
cubic yards per hour, and the Pacific Divi-
sion, 352.67 cubic yards per hour. The cost
per cubic yard for concrete in the Gatun
Locks was S6.5919; in the Gatun Spillway,
$6.7044; in the Pedro Miguel Locks, $4.7040
per cubic yard; and in the Miraflores Locks,
$4.6826. At Gatun, 73.600 cubic yards of
large rock were used resulting in a saving of
S2l..137.45. or of 0.2888 cents per cubic
yard on each yard of material placed.
In the production of stone for the concrete,
the cost in bins at Gatun was $2.3403 per
cubic yard, and in the storage pile for the
locks on the Pacific side, $0.8443 per cubic
yard. Sand was procured at Nombre de Dios
for concrete in the Atlantic Division, and
cost $1.8565 per cubic yard in storage. Sand
for the locks on the Pacific side was secured
at Cham6 and cost, in storage, $0.8284 per
cubic yard. Crushed stone from Porto Bello
is transported to Gatun in barges, and un-
loaded by cablewa s and derricks, while
crushed rock from Ancon is transported
from the quarry by rail to storage, and
dumped from trestles. The difference be-
tween the cost of towing and unloading, and
that of transporting by rail, is $0.7184 per
cubic yard. If this be deducted from the
actual cost in storage, it leaves a cost of
$1.6219 per cubic yard for Porto Bello stone
at Gatun, as against S0.8443 for stone for
the locks on the Pacific side. The haul for
sand from Nombre de Dios is 40 miles,
while fromCh am it is 2(li riles. The Atlantic
Division used cableways and cranes for un-
loading the sand, while the Pacific Division
used electric cranes. Omitting the cost of
transportation from the sand banks to the
docks, the cost to the Atlantic Division was
$1.3142 per cubic yard. and to the Pacific
Division $0.6015 per cubic yard. Cement for


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the large part is delivered in barrels to the
Atlantic Division at a cost of $1.19 at tide
water in the United States, while in the
Pacific Division, it is delivered in bags at a
cost of S1.60 at tide water in the United
States per barrel, less credit for return of
bags. As approximately 90 per cent of the
bags were returned and accepted, the cement
in bags cost $1.01 per barrel at tide water in
the United States.
The construction plant in the Pacific Divi-
sion handles a large percentage of its cement
directly from cars to mixers resulting in
reduced rates, whereas nearly all the cement
in the Atlantic Division is handled through
its storehouse. The year's operations show
a difference in favor of the Pedro Micuel
Locks of $1.7340 in the cost of cement, sand
and stone, and large rock; in the other items
which go to make up the cost of the finished
product, the Pedro Miguel Locks show a
lower cost for forms, placing, pumping,
power, repairs, plant arbitrary, and in divi-
sion expenses, while a difference exists in
favor of the Atlantic Division in mixing and
reinforcement. The construction plant at
Pedro Miguel was in operation in its entirety
from the 15th of July to the 1st of February,
and a comparison of the costs for the 6
months' period, with the costs at Gatun for
the year, show less costs at Pedro Miguel
for all items, except for reinforcement.
In the item of mixing, the Pedro Miguel
construction plant shows a cost of $0.1334,
while at Gatun, the cost by the construction
plant was $0.1749 per cubic yard.
Examination of the costs of the work
shows also that the amount paid for salaries
of clerks, and for supervisory forces, was
26.05 per cent in the Atlantic Division, and
22.95 per cent in the Pacific Division.
Survey for Penitentiary Farm.
A survey has been authorized of some land
owned by the Government in the valley and
low hills east of Pedro MI rueI, to determine
its availability for a reservation of about 450
acres for a prison farm. It is expected that,
ultimately, the penitentiary, now situated
in Culebra on the edge of Culebra Cut, will
be moved to this or a similar reservation.
The tract in question is near the relocated
line of the Panama railroad and the Canal
Zone highway.
Land Survey.
Field work on the Canal Zone land survey
has been completed, and the data is being
collated in the office of theThird Division of
the Chief Engineer's office at Culebra. Data
have been procured for a general topographical
mapofall the Zone, except the land that will
be covered by water of Gatun and Miraflores
lakes. All the principal ridges, watercourses,
and rrdil-, have been located and surveyed.
The survey was made under the provisions
of an Act of Congress of June, 1910, in which
.575."ll)0 was appropriated for this purpose.
The object was to make such maps as would
enable the Commission to issue leases to
Government lands under the provisions of
the land law of February 29, 1909. The in-
tention was to make a section survey, dividing
the territory covered into sections of two
kilometers square, with reference to a prin-
cipal meridian established at Balboa Hill,
near Gorgona, and a parallel passing through
the same point. Work in the southeast
quadrant developed the fact that such a
survey would be of little value, because of
the rugged topography, and the fact that

much of the land, heretofore considered
Government land under the original grant
of commons to, the city of Panama is claimed
by \ariuuz people under prescriptive titles.
The lines ui the estates, so claimed, are
referred to ridge top-, watercourIes and

trails. The plan was, therefore, changed
to a general topographical survey, and the
resulting maps will show not only the nature
of the country, but also the principal physical
features to which many of the claims of
prescriptive titles are referred.


O.er 64 per rent of the concrete for all the locks is in place, the amount at the close of
the vork on September 9, being 2,701,14S9 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately-,199,400.
A tutal of 20 140} cubic \ards of concrete was laid iri the locks during the week ending Sep-
tmbher 0.
O(er 7rl per cint of the concrete for the cy!stcm of three twin loL :s at Gatun has been
laid, the amount in place at the Io-e of work -.,n S,:priTmber 9 being 1.582.964' cubic yards,
,,t ofr a total of 2.000.000. .A st amerir rl the amount iof Loncrete placed in the locks each
'.-.rking la, ftr the wie:.l endin. S-cptm nlbr o. and o'f Lher tvtal, lollou-: and a similarr statement
for the u-.rk in the spillway of Gatun Dam i; publiiishd el0euhere in thi. issue. The con-
struction pljnr norks 12 hours daily. and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.

S2-rubic ard mixers. 2-cubic yard mix.:rT
DATE. _____ Large Total.
I | | stone.
Concrete Hours No. of Concrete Hours INo. of
I placed. worked. inmxcr placed worked. mixers
C- u Vo .u V cu 'd .. Cu. 'ds.
-,.,etrnber 4 k Hol4dI .
s.p. n-. r .r IS l.b ?' 1 i 6 ,4 2 I 2.058
4.te r 1 Q44 ;4 : 40 .480
-: r1 .744 442 40 2 2.1592
r rTeimt,:r 2 0 16 .% 4 4 40) 2 2 510
z:r', mt. e m.c 2.I 1 3.4 I4 4 44 40 I 2 2.514
*PornEtbl m.rI Alr. 36 64
Toitl ..": 150 46 I 2.346 3s 20 2 . 12 118
: Prcrriouil re-)rt,-l .. i 1.50.46
Grnrd r.~l I 1.582.9641
'Th-e 64, \ 'rd- shc.r n ,or the portabl- mairter jre r-:lmlc-red cci.r, in r. and v r.t plarcd on ine follow ing day;:
Si.t.:rmb r isi. ;,). S.rlemb r otr, ;.. Sti.trmber :In. ,4 5.- lc.tmber 'ih .0 ; cp.trmber oth. f8
Co.,rn.rete o.rk in rhe loI-:k: at Pcdr ,: icucl i- buLut Sti per cent c-.mpleted 719,393 cubic
* ar'l-. .i-r f .,4 [otil .of 537,400 biick t ma- urLmrnt. hav'ine bi:n placed at the close of work
.-n Srptcmbler 9. 1 hk record f-ir j.a:h of ithe i- e S-hour workin_ dSay of la-.t week. follows:

DA^l 2-.-ubic yard mixerm. I t-cubic yard roixer. L rge Toa
ConcreteI Hours No of Concrrtei Hours No. of
ri ,ir..i w worked mixers pled woed orked mie rl
C-,. i C i C, -ldi. Cu. Y'ds.
,ptl.ni.t ber I (HolhJ .... .....
-. -tr:- r -*' r,i1 Ir. 5i 3 | 614
-L-u-,mh-r 6 411 11 1i 0 44 I I 458
r ; k -1) 00 638
S.- il- Tr I 5;'4 1~ I.ll 3 .3 . 524
:.-i 0 ,O I 2 5 I 51 0 2 606
.), I 2 544 ;4 50 3 *. 12 "5 6 .. 2.840
'rr ,o reported 4.411 71f 553
, to1 .411 719.393

O,.er 29 ptr cent A... the concrete I r the ,i tem of too r.,in lock- at Nliraflores was in
plice o.n September 9, the total amount on that dat b-inz 30S,791 cubic yards, bucket
mea-urement. out of a trtal of approximately 1,41r2.000. The record for each uf the five
.S-hour utorking da.t uf laIt weekk follows:

?-cubic yard mixerx. .-cuble yard miers. I-cubic yard mixer.
DATF. Total.
Concrete Hcirs No. ofConcrite Hours No fonr Hours No of Large
pl .:ed. workedd. mineral placed work':d mirxr placed. worked mxers stone
r 1- I' j i I,,. I'- C s. rV :. Cu ia Cu. I'd.
Sept. 4 holI'v, I.
Sept.5... I 14 4 1 I ,14 Ir2 Irr .1. 2
S.-pt. 6.. I l; 5 1.1? I O 2 5 Pn 1 .. I 9;
7''.t 7 0.. 11 hi 4 I 101 1 f'} ( 0 I .' JU 2.0;C
Sept. 8... I )*' 25 30 I .?3 I 2. ? 209 18 01) 3 2 52Q
Sept. 9... 1 I1Il4 I)1 14 in i 104 20 uO 3 2.442
T,l.l 5.1141 120 O') 5 5 I b 0 2 1 1.18
PrI,'iou ,,'
, i r .t 3.693 367.609
G rwl n.3.693 1 98.791
t ona



September 1, 1911.



Providing for the Impounding of Stray Animale.
Be it enacted by the I-thm an Cana, Com-
mission that the ordinance providing for the
impounding of stray animals -nacred by Mid
Commission at its 1413r meeting, held on
April 27, 1908, and approved by' the Secretary
of War on May 26, 1908. be, and the same is
hereby amended and reenacted in form, as
1. It shall be unlawlil for the owner or
custodian of any horse, colt, mile, as, bull,
steer, cow, ca'f, hog goat, or sheep, to permit
any such animal to be at large vith'n, or in
the neighborhood of any labor camp, village,
or other settlement in the Canal Zone, or on
any watershed, from which iny public water
supply is obtained, or to be staked or tethered
in such place, or in such manner, as to be. or
create, a nuisance within, or in the neigh-
borhood of any labor camp. village, or other
settlement, or on any Va:ersh.2d.
2 Any anima found at liree or tethe-ed
contrary to the prov;-ions of ihc first sec-ion
hereof shall be taken uip and impounded by
the police: Pror.ded that any such animal
may be taken up by any private individual
and delivered to the police for impounding.
It shall be unlawful for ant- persun to deliver
to the police for impounding an,. animal
other than an animal found at large or
tethered contrary to the proision- of the
first section hereoi.
3. Notice of the impounding of an. animal
shall be posted by the police in two conspic-
uous places in the police district in which
such animal is impounded, for ten da)s in-
cluding the day upon which the animal is
impounded. Such notice shall contain a
description of the animal, ani shall state
where it is impounded, and to whom applica-
tion should be made for its relea-e. It shall
also state that if previous application for the
release of the animal is not made, it will be
sold before the police station on the tenth
day from, and including the day on which
it is impounded, at an hour to be stated in
the notice.
It shall be unlawful for any person other
than the owner or custodian, or agent of the
owner or custodian, to secure the re'ease of
any impounded animal
4. If application for the release of any im-
pounded animal is not made within eight
days from and including, the date of its im-
pounding, the police shall make appl:-ation
to the district judge of the district for
authority for its sale. If it shall appear to the
judge that the provisions of this ordinance
have been complied aith. and that the animal
has not been claimed by the owner or custo-
dian, he shall enter an order authorizing its
sale at public cry before ,he police .tat-on of
the police district n which it is 'mpounded
at the time stated in the notice of impounding
posted by the police The po'-ce snal', there-
upon sell the animal at the hour and place
stated, to the highest bidder for cash
5 For each horse, cult mule, ass, bull, or
cow impounded the-e -hall be co"ected one
do'lar, asa pound fee. and fift) cents per day
as a maintenance charge; and for each call
hog, goat, or sheep fifty cents as a pound
fee, and twenty-five cents per day as a
maintenance charge.
Before the release o' any animal to the
owner or custodian the proper fees and
charges shall be collected from him Upon

the sa'e of any an'ma under an order of
court the court co.-ts hal' be deducted from
the amount for which the animal is sold, and
paid ovcr to the district judgr All amounts
collected b% the police frum the uwncr or
custodian of any impounded animal or Irom
it- sale, after pain the co-t, of courn, hall
be remitted to the trea-urer of the Canal Znne
as Zone revenues There shall be returned to
the owner or custodian of an' animal sold
under the provisions of thi. ordinance upon
application therefore ma.-e, at an, time within
one year from the date of such -ale thramount
for which the animal was sold less the pound
fees and charges and costs of court.
6. If any impounded animal i .-utoiring
from any infectious or contagious 'li-eaie. ,r
from any disease or injury causing great p[:n,
or is a without value. or if no bid is reciced
for any impounded animal tTffred for sJle
the police shall immediately, make application
to the district judge for auth...rit[ to destroy
it, and the judge ,hall, if he i- -atistied of the
acts a. stated, enter an order authorizing
its destruction.
7. The co-.t of constructing pounds and
feeding impounded animals shall be paid
from Canal Zone funds.
8. Any person violating any pro ision of
thi- ordinance shall be guilt, of a misde-
meanur, and on conviction thereof, -hall be
fined not more than twent,,-iv.. dollar-, or
imprisoned nuo longer than thirty da,s or
both tined and imprisoned, in the discretion
of the court.
9. This ordinance super-edes and repeals
the provi-ioni oIf any ordinance, regulation,
or law in fu.rce in the Canal Zone prohibiting
person- frum permitting animals to run at
large, ur pru\iding for impounding such ani-
mals. and the provisions of any other ordi-
nance, regulation, or law in force in the Canal
Zone in conflict with it.
Ena. led by the Isthmian Canal Commaiion Augustj
5. i,0it
.pprc.ved b5 the Secrerary ot War. August .1. 1911.

Opening of Public Schools.
The Superintendent of School- announces
that the public school, of the Canal Zone will
open on Monday, October 2, at 9 a. m. All
children of the Canal Zone. whether of em-
ployes or nonemployts, and all nonresident
children of employs of the Isthmian Canal
Commi-sion, are entitled to free school
privileges. No child will be admitted how-
ever, who a ill not be six years old on or before
February 1, 1912.
Schools for white children will be opened
at Ancon, Pedro liguel, Paraiso. Culebra,
Empire, Bas Obispo, Gorgona. Gatun, and
Cristobal. Schools for colored children will
be opened at lirallores, Pedro Miguel.
Paraiso Cucaracha, Culebra, Empire. Maln-
dingo, Matachin, Gursuna .aturn. Mount
Hope, Cristobal, Alarajal Cruces.
Reiqur.t should be made to the Superin-
tendent of Schools, .ncon, immediately, for
railroad tran-portation for white children
living in communitic- where school. or brake
service are not provided.
The teaching force will be composed of 43
white, and 24 colored and native teachers.
and there nill be tao supervisor, in addition
to the superintendent. Music will be con-
tinued under the direction of the leader of
the Commis-ion band.
The schooll for colored children at Mara-
jal. a nativevillageon the Escondido River,
across Manzanillo Bay from Colon, will be

conducted in the Catholic church by a native
teacher, who -peaks both Spanish and
English. There a e about 75 chilIren of
school aee in the settlemcnt. andI about 35
lI thiee are expected to attend. The nt-a
school at Mandineo. near Las Cascada. ill
be hcld in a remodeled building. There are
5 children of school aee in the settlement.
The *, hool~ at Cucaracha and MliraHflres will
be held in refitted French buildings The
teaching of gardening to th,- colored children
will be continued. It i- planned to a.1 a
hecrare ,.I land to the Empire s,:huJrl garden,
and some citru- tr-es will ble s:t out.

Ancon Rock Crusher.
A s itemtent of the rock crushed at Ancon
quarry during the.- v weeks ending. September 2
and 9, folloi,-
Hours Cubic
D'ATE worked yards
Auuu:L . 10 2.432
Aue l . 2.600
Augut .-i . .. ', ..*5 i 7 87.7
Augu .. . 7.55 2.60
S pte rb.:r I .. ........ . . 2.o0
Scptember 2 0 2.439
Total .. .. . 4 -i 15.653

DATE. Hour Cubic
SorLked 'aid .
Sepiemriber 4 .Holda.. ... .
. ,L erl i .' . . .l 2 .~~3
Sepirbtcm r 2 2
. emt.r t) 2 ,23
2.biernb-r 6 i 1) 2 673
ieri'rtbe, S 0t 0267
Sepieimb-r o 7 flu 2 3tO
Total 3; 3J 12.136

Missing Men.
Any one having information regarding the
present whereabouts of Frederick T Harris,
who kit the service of the Isthmian Canal
Commission n April IS 1910. is requested
to communicate iith the American Legs-
tion, Panama.
Anr. one haviri, inlormati.n regarding the
whereabuiut- of the [ullo,.wing named men.
who are -uppioed to have come tnthc Isthmu-
of Panama. are requested to communicate
with THE CA.N.L RECORD, Ancon. C Z.: A. A.
RamseL. H. B. Start, Ge;rge Pa ne. and
Thoma- G. Guri.h.
Lecrures on Health.
More than five hundred person; attended the
illustrated lecture un ruLberculosi held in the
large hall -n thecorner f Ca'h and D streets,
Colon on Thursda, e-sening. Augu-t 31.
The lecture, are given under the auspices
, the Cristlbal \\oman'- Club. and are free
to an\ who Cish to attend. The success of
the series has been so marked that the organ-
izers will ask the cooperation ,f the Canal
Z.,ne Federation of \\'.men'- Clubs, and the
different local organizations in the Canal Zone.
to arrange for similar lectures in the American
Lilleaes. Each .f the Commni;ion clubhou-es
has the equipment ne.e-sar; fur the- .xhibit
ol the I nrtern -hi'dl-. and anr.' club \lhich iill
guarantee the small e\pen-es incidental to
the transportatiion of the .hleles and the
machine. i ill be ilcome to the iusr ,l them.
Lectures are being prepared. in Spanish and
in French, v.,th a view to:, r c,.:hirc the natives
and the French 'peaking people:. The next
lecture %ill be on the tsph.:,id germ and the
danger of the house fli.

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X 7



September 13, 1911



Grand Total for the Entire Canal Placed at
195.23.,379 Cubic Vards.
The statement of Canal exca.ati.n, pub-
lished in this issue of THE CANAL RECORD,
contains a new estimate of the amount .of
material vet to be rem,.ved in each of the
construction division-, the tutal increae-
being 12,7S5,613 cubic sards e0er thi esti-
mate of July, 1910. raining the total e:-timated
excavation for the entire Canal to 193.;' 3l..i;
cubic yards. This addition will not increase
the estimated cost. as determined in Deccim-
ber, 1908. nor affect the time of completion,
because the cost per cubic .ard har decrtca-ed.
and the capacity per escavaring unit his
increased, as the work has advanced.
In the Central Division. there have been
added 5,257,281 cubic ,ards to allow for Jlides
in Culebra Cut. while a deduction ol 5S1,Ii J3
cubic yards has been made Irom the e:ri-
mated excavation at other points The net
addition to this di vision is therefore. 4,676.;.28
cubic yards. The new e-timates [or the Ar-
lanticand Pacific Divisions include additional
excavation, due to the -iltinQ in the Atlarntic
and Pacifc entrance,. to small hlide. that
have developed in the Canal bank-, and toi
minor change-, A statement of the original
estimate of December. 1908, and thLI revi-ed
estimates of July 1. 1910, and September 1,
1911, follows.

DIVISIONS. 1908. 191C.. I 1)91
Atltantic- Ca. I ds. Cu. YIs n lI
et 3.i Sl' 390 35.ns4 291 3' .:. 7;
Dry 9.561 911 E.2;3.(054 S. .00 14;
Tolal 43.077.310 43 3.2;.345 I 2 .'; 5.
Cenral- I
Culebra Cul 78.042.295 84 186.724 I s 444 C05
Other.. 11.752.198 12.93 .?..v4 12.3.; :"ll
Total .. .. 89.794.493 9;.12i5.1O 10l 01 O 2'-"
Pacifi- I
Wet 35 S61.2.11 33 6 5.261 30 3r' ? I
Dr.. 5930.580 6380.142 (0 300 U6
Total. . 41.794.791 43 055.403 ;rU 2.J.2rl
Grand total 17 4 666 94 182 537.766 15I 3;1 1 9V
A statement of the amount of eCa, 3atLon
already done in each dis i'ion, and the amount
remaining will be found in the table on the
fourth page of this issue.

Material for the Locks.
New bids have been requested for 127,000
linear feet of copper conductor bars, with
copper splice bars. to be used to transmit
electrical energy to the towing loIcumotives
at the locks. The new adverti'.-ment is due
to the fact that no satisfactory bids were
received on the former advertisement The
bars must be manufactured from pure copper
ingotsby rolling, drats ing,. or by the extrusion
process. The splice bar; must be pure rolled
or drawn copper, having a burni-hed finish.
The amounts specified ma\ be increased by
50 per cent, or decreased b% 25 per cent, at the
option of the Commission.
The first shipment of steel "T" conduc-ror
rails for use on the towing track; at thu lorks.
and of steel cross-ties for the rowing tracks.
has been received. Specifications for the
electric towing locomotives have been for-
warded to the Washington office, in order that
bids may be procured on this equipment.
Advertisement has be n made for 1,500,000
feet of square vitrified duct. to be used in the
electric conduit system of the operating tun-
nels of the locks. The opening in the duct
must be 3' inches square, and the outside

dimension; munut be not less than 4 7-8. nor
more than 5 in, he' The bulk of the material
is to be in 18-irich length-, with t%). per cent
of shorter kngth'

Culebra Cut Slides.
Steam ih.r \.rls ha,, been -rt 'it work on the
slide back o1 the cdr.i-ri.n ,ffi, e at Empire
excavating the niate-rial th.It h:,- mrnved into
Cul-bra Cut 'I hi, lIJe i- unique in that a
ride ur ste p -id- ..-I the bank, mi-ted
toward the prin-i from th.. back and both
sidei' at apparcntl urine tim'. It 1.- i .tnmated
that three hundrel thou-ani]d Cu1i.L .artln. of
material are comipri-cd isthin the -lide,
alth,_-,ouh an acc'urar e.i mite i ri imp,-'.ble.
jowin to the fac-r that the dphI ol rh.h mit ing
ma- cannot be as crtained.
At Cu:caracha illage, south ol the big
Cucaracha hlidc. a riay section rif earth ha,
b gun t. m,-C toward rhe Canal The break
extends back 100 ,'ardi from [he 95-Iia)t
berm. an]d i-abour 100 .ard-.long un the lace.
The unknown d, pth -f the mass make-. a
careful e-timate impos-ible here also, but it
i. bilies d that 3bout 150000 cubic yards
are in motion.
So far a, interlT:rence with the exca\ation
work is concerned the slides in Culebra Cut
are in more _;atisfactor'N condition than
during an, Spirrn'iber -ince 1107. The total
amount in slide: represents about one-fouiirth
of thf material et to be removed from
Culebra Cut

NMr. A. B. Nilhols left l..r hi-. annual Ihave
in the States on the t'ol/in. which left Cri-tc-bal
1n- September 5.
Mr. Jame. C. Court ;. (It rk of the H,-o'.c
Crimmittet oan .ppropriatir.n-. with his
daughter, arrived on the Crstotal on Sep-
temb-r 7. \While on the I sthmu.. Mr Courts
will a ,.ist in prciaring the annual e-tiniates
for the Isthmian Canal Commis-ion.

Garun Dam SpLllay.
The con re.te sork in the Spillwa, of Gatun
Dam Is about 69 per cent completed, 154,570
cubi,: ard-. out of a tot.l ol 225,000, having
been placed at the clc'e ol work on Septrember
9. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place. follows"

DATE. Concrete Hours I No.
Laid. worked Mt xeta.
September 4 holiday)
September 5 1,2 1i 00 2
September I ]t.4 10 30 1
btplember ; 0) 00 1f
September .s 11 i 6 i0 I1
Septmnber o 14 I 8 00 2

TotI .
Pre, iouml reporte-d
Gran.-i otal

162 49 00 1 00
1534. i0

Organization of a Rifle Club.
There sill be a rr-eting in the Ancon lodge
hall on Sunday. September 17, at 10 a m.,
for the purpo-e of organizing, a rifle and pistol
club, to be affiliated with the National Rifle
Association of America. All citizens of the
United Statev re-iding in Ancon and Corozal,
who are interested, are invited to attend.

Balboa Dock Construction.
Forty of the 53 cai-son- for the new Pan-
ama railroad dock at Balboa are under con-
struction, .5 hase been nunk to bed rock, and
12 hate been filled with concrete to the desired

point, namely. 10 feet below -,,a le,.l. It is
ctpected that the work of placirin, 'he girders
for the superstructure will be 'tarrted within
the ne\t two week,. Th-e work ..chenlul, of
Jily 17, %which provided lor day and nieht
.hift:. i -till in effect. ThI. mr-n n the nii-ht
f.vrte are m.j.tll, engaged in scat [int lor
t he, a i-un,-. the concrete %work being iarriirl
on onl in rhc d]a.ilivht hour;: A Ir.rce i:- alo
kept ..in lthe .t- rk Sundlay,'.
Porto Bello Crusher.
A -iatenimnt r.f the work done at the Porto
Bellu c:ruh,-r b dlay., for the week ending
eptf mb.hr 9 lllow -:

D0 e r ours iCu dlm
workedd VNiri'.
September 4 i H-old; I
serltemoier i4 U 1 5r
'eiitemt.. r 4 1. I ';
aepcmib.:r ; 15 1 t.3I
S-pItexie tr ', N 46 2 1 'tj
Setcntef i t . 1 I 1 (llj
_ Toal 2. 45 S W*A,

Work of Uinloaders in Central Division.
The following statement 4ho.&, the nuim-
ber of Liducrwood cars unloaded by the
Central Division during the month of August,

LOc..:TION. No is NO. Of No. 01
iriJoadcri trainm. car.
B.lDoa 3 1 Onj2 21 240
.M iuiorc. 3 iI4 I .o0U
Gtboa i 4 1 1;i' 24 610
Total 10 j..11i 8 (l..5 0

BENSON-MNITCHELL-Or. the 8th uo September,
,n Cri.itoal. Rubes %'V. Benrin 01 Ba-linmor Md..
1.o Caroln A. Mit,.,hill .1i Hamilton. iMd thie R,6.
Carl H. Elhott othiciat.ng Canal Zunt residence.
OW, ES- BOWSER- On the lIIth o September it
the I. C. C. chapel Cri-onal. George L,stEr B-.wes
tr .Aiice Jline Bow.7r. 0i-tb Oi Lock Haven. Pa the
Re, Catl H. Elliott uttitiating Canal Zone residence.
Sir.n Pablo
WIKiNGSTAD-HOLDEN-On the lith oi Sep-
tember in Cri.iobal Knuit NIthnia %ikin.tard of
Brc-oklIn N. N to Anur M.tria Holien of (.crinrl.
anron. NorI!,. the Rev Carl H ElliolL oiff,.iting.
C-maal Zone re.idence. Cr-trobal.
ELDER-GEER-In ire Cornmi&sion chapel. Cri:-
tobal on July 11 Garnet Geer to k.ilpr Elder, tihe
Rev Carl H Elliott officiating Canal Zone residence,
Band Concert.
A concert -ill be given h> iba t I.tLhmi.n Canl Corn-
mi.aion Ban, at Gorg-,nna C Z.. on Sunday. SeptEnmi.
her l I11I. at 6 p in The program lioJlois:
1. .Marh-idea .D Rcei s
2 Sa t-,tic-n- he Dollar P .tscj; -,br reqiue;te Fall
4 Intermejzo.--L Iant from rair; -/
Ho'man Iby requt-ti Offenbi.nl
4 Oi ert ire--.tlorniig. Noon.or al .\ eight
in I '-aia Suppe
5 Flower -ong- Lhais aniJ Fl -L e,;
iby reqaert Tobanni
o \%aJ.Iz--Casino ranze Gung'l
Serenade-La Paloma iby requesi. .. Xr3aN er
8 Popular mednley-Ren'iar s Hirs Lampe
M :arch- L ntrr d,-* ireeisbaunrer V. .no Blon
CHARLES E. jE%'.NCG. 3 uj,ai Dierrtc.r.
The next concert will be gien at EmDoire C. Z c.rn
Se=rtember 24 at 6 p. m

Tide Table.
The follo-ing tale shoes the rime ol high and lou
nidps at Pinama for the Reek ending September 10.
1911 i 5th meridian time

DrTE. Low. H.gh. Low H,?n. Loi,.
A M. I A M. P NI P NI P %I
S-ptember 14 1 10 If (1 7 7 3;
September 15 1 55 7 55 2 31) 8 ill
_.ptemh-rn 11 2 -.0 .I S '0 2i ; 30
September 17 3 i3 '10 00 4 35 Ii) 45
s.-plember Is 5 15 II 20 9 5 54
September 19 125 6 3 I 40 ; 10
September 30 I I 25 7 43 1 50 8 Ii



Women's Clubs-Plans for the Club Year.
A meeting of the executive board of the
Canal Zone Federation of Women's Clubs
was held at Cristobal on Friday afternoon,
September 8, when plans for the club year
were discussed, and arrangements for the
annual meeting in January were made. The
sale of the cook book has been completed
with a profit of about $50, which has been
added to the club treasury. The librarian
reported the progress of work with the
ju'.mnik- library, which is now in Gorgona.
The board authorized the enlargement of the
art collection. This collection, which is
handled by the lbr.riari. has already been
exhibited at one of the schools, and it will be
offered as a traveling exhibit to be shown at
any of the public schools in the Zone during
the school year. A committee was appointed
to take charge of the purchase of the usual
Christmas gifts for the inmates of the leper
colony. A supply of pins will be ordered, and
members of the federated clubs will be able
to purchase these from the treasurer at, or
before, the annual meeting.
The January meeting will be held at Cris-
tobal on the 20th or 27th, and will be in two
sessions-the business meeting, with election
of officers, in the morning; and the program
meeting, with addresses and a reception, in
the afternoon.
The Cristobal Woman's Club will resume
meetings, after the four months' recess on
Wednesday afternoon, September 27, when
there will be a general reception to the out-
going and incoming officers. Following this,
the meetings will be held semimonthly, as
usual. The work of the committees for the
year is outlined, as follows: The seven meet-
ings of the art and literature department will
be devoted to the study of paintings and mas-
ters, folk song, and folk lore. Mrs. R W. Hart
is chairman. The home department, with
Mrs. Edward Beverly as chairman, will study
home life in Switzerland, England, and Japan.
Th, lepartim' nt will also have charge of three
programs for the general meetings of the
club, and will have one lecture on the history
of furniture and rugs, and one on modern
domestic science. There will be other ad-
dresses on education and the child, women
in philarihro.., modern tendencies toward
the preservation of life and health. Among
the speakers will be Miss Alice Alexander,
the Rev. Carl H. Elliott, Judge Thomas E.
Brown Jr., and Dr. A. J. Orenstein. The meet-
ings of the club are, as follows: A general meet-
ing with program on the first Wednesday in
each month. meeting of the home department
on the second \\ Jd n:--I-. ., art and literature
department on the third Wednesday; and a
meeting of the executive board on the fourth
\\icn,-..-la, The officers for the year are:
President, Mrs. Carl H. Elliott; first vice-
president, Mrs. Thomas E. Brown, Jr.;
second vice-president, Mrs. E. H. Colip;
recording secretary, Mrs. Max Culher-ion:
corresponding secretary, Mrs. Charles But-
ters; treasurer, Mrs. Fred Guderian. Mrs.
R. G. Whittaker is chairman of the educa-
tional department, and Mrs. L. E. Willson
chairman of the philanthropy department.
The house and social committees have as
chairmen, Mrs Webster Morris and Mrs.
E. K. Turner. Mrs. William H. Bell is chair-

man of the special committee on the free
educative lectures on tuberculosis.
The meetings of the Gatun Woman's Club
will be resumed on September 27. During
the absence of the president, Mrs. W. H.
Martin, the first vice-president, will act in
her place. The plans for the work of the club
will be given at the first meeting.
The Empire Woman's Club held its first
meeting with the study of China and India,
on Thursday afternoon, September 7. The
work is outlined to continue through the year.
The Paraiso Woman's Club resumed its
regular meeting on \\c'inerJ'i,, afternoon,-
September 6. The club will continue to work
along the lines of last year. The meetings
will be held on the first and third \\ ednc nda `
afternoons in each month. Efforts will be
made to continue the social side by giving
entertainments from time to time. Current
events will be a part of the program of each
meeting. The following officers were elected:
President, Mrs. C. E. Hennigh- vice-president,
Mrs. H. Bain; secretary, Mrs. E. H. Couter-
marsh; treasurer, Mrs. George Ruggles.

Church Notes.
The annual meeting of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist
Episcopal church of the city of Panama was
held at the home of Mrs. E. H. Keyser on
Thursday afternoon, September 7. The
society welcomed Mrs. Harry Compton, the
wife of the pastor of the church, who arrived
on the Isthmus, with her daughter, on the
Colon on August 31. A special program of
vocal and instrumental music was given. The
officers elected are: President, Mrs. Compton;
vice-president, Mrs. J. H. Stokoe; secretary,
Miss Elsie Keyser; treasurer, Mrs. Walter
Bray, with the additional duty of treasurer
of the mite boxes. At the next meeting,
which will be held at the parsonage on the
sea wall on Thursday, October 5, the study
of the new text book, "The light of the world,"
will be begun. This is the third book that has
been taken up by the society. The study
work was begun in October, 1909.
Mrs. Compton will have charge of the
Methodist college on the sea wall, Panama.
She will begin her duties this month, and will
prepare for the extension of the work in
October, when classes will be established in
domestic science for girls, and in manual
training for boys. The monthly communion
service will be held in the Methodist church
on the first Sunday in October.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Cristobal
Christian League held its meeting at the home
of the Rev. Carl H. Elliott on Thursday,
September 7. The society is engaged in the
systematic study of missionary work in
foreign fields.
The Rev. Henry Haigh, president of the
Ve-le,. rin Methodist Conference, accom-
panied by Mrs. Haigh and their daughter,
and Miss Hodson Smith, left England on
August 2 for a tour of the mission stations
of the church in the West Indies, British
Guiana, and the Isthmus of Panama. They
were accompanied by the Rev. Hodson
Smith, the Rev. J H. Moulton of Didsbury
College, Manchester, and Mr. Henry Bis-
seker of Birmingham. The party arrived in
Colon on September 4, and public meetings
were held in honor of the president, both in
Panama and Colon. They sailed on Septem-
ber 5 for Jamaica for a two weeks' stay, and

will proceed to Toronto,. Canada. to attend
the meetings of the Methodist Ecumenical
The Rev. Jesse R. Bicknell. chaplain at
Ancon Hospital and the Protestant chapel,
sailed on the Crolin on September 5, to return
to his former p.,-st as a ssi-tant priest at St.
Paul's mis-i on church, Baltimore Major
Henry A. Broun, chaplain, Engineer Corps
U. S. A., ha- been appointed in his place.
The Episc-'.,al church service: at Trinity
mission, Culebra, u ill be discontinued for the
Red Cross Endowment and Finances.
The following committee was appointed
by Miss Malit' Boarman of the executive
committee of the American National Red
Cross, some months aco, to raise the sum of
$700, to b rontributd b'. th,- Canal Zone
Chapter, f,.r the Endowment Fund of the
American Nati.:.nal Red Cross. The com-
mittee has cniplrted it- labors, and, on
September 9, the -um of S'(0.63 las for-
warded to thli hiJadquarner- of the American
National Red Cross at \\ashington. The
committee _aL %arious- entertainments, ard,
with the asti-;:ance ,f the members of the
Canal Zor.- Chapter, its efforts have met
with succe.-.
Dr. A. J Orenstein, Ancon; Alexander P.
Crary Coi,rjl- J. T. Smith, Pedro Nliguel:
Edw. Schildlhauer, Culebra; T. L. Clear,
Empire; J. B. Fields, Li- Ca-cadas; W. B.
Wheeler, Ba. Obi-po; B. NM. Litt. Gorgona;
Dr. Geo. H. G,.,rham, Tabernilla: Major
Chester Harding. Gatun; V\'m. F Bennyhoff,
The financial statement of the Canal Zone
Chapter, American National Red Cross, for
the month ol Auu-t. follcuws:
August 1. Or. han. S3.101.19
August 3, Ri Lurn ofl .jrnunt loaned
to ;r.p'a3rd .,no vent
i.' Cuba Se" june
l.tn, m.mnt 12 95
August 18, Returnui amount loaned
th, Biptit n'rnm.ler at
Col,.-.n-Sec P. R R
bi.1. 3 "10 30 00
August 31. I I.n,L.el,,ip due- during
ugu.t 10.00

Total rece: p t .
August 14, Rrh'f ,'ii :t 'milv of ai
ci'riLdtin'r .i LE tire
August 19, Ad r,:. r 6,r ei'n-- o
;,n[ijl thc trnree F3% .
I>- .:*: illiren fro.irt T ib.
ernll ": iheir home
in ihm ti:";
August 21. P.Fel if :,iiuti- der.tlit
T ia Lu s c _rC.as
Total disbur ement[

.$3.1 4.14


25 .0U
S 95.00

August 31, Bilan.- on nin., $3 0;9.14
Approved: jiOHr. L PHILLIPS. Trtal,.rer.
C.A. DELL L['l..- In .

Specimens i.4f fn-=.l collecred by the Com-
mission ge.:.I,i,i=r h.,ve bccr sent to the Smith-
sonian Institu ion, %\h re the', will be identi-
fied by W. 1- Dall, the authority on tertiary
t,-il-. I ht rpecimcnsn are (arl\ tertiary
fossils, sonim .-if 'hi. h belh.ng to the oligocene.
and they ,,ill be identified for reference to
the subdivaiionr. midiJ.le and late tertiary
Paper sanitary drinking cups have been
placed in the coache.. of the Panama railroad,
and the ci.,mmon cup has b'.en abolished.
The cups are also on .ale at the commissary
stores for five cents a dozen.

Vol. V., No. 3.

September 13, 1911.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associ-
Following is. the .:hedil.e Ior 'he moving picture
entertainments for the veek of September I1 to 233
Monday. Gatun. Tue-'d=1. Crinobal. Wedne-day.
Gorgona; Thursdae Corozal; Friday. Empire: Sat-
urday. Culebra
Following is the tLaid.ng of the Isthmian bowling
league tournament, nov. in progre-s
\\'on. Lost P. C.
Cristobal 8 4 bo"
Empire 4 fo07
Marines 7 5 583
Gorgona 6 lili
Gltlin. 5 : 416
Culebra . 3 9 343
The gymna.ii-im ei-cl meets .every \-\iAn.:.d,.
evening and i Il be followed by b;ketb.all
The following are the rre:ultS ,f th le-tgie game.a
bowled at Culebra .ith the Manrn-' Irrm Camp Ellinrt
Culebri. amp Elliott
L.ylander.. 103 1.4 M,:Doiell 13i 163 11J4
Bronson 137 12h A.u-tin 11? 160 142
Huttlemaier 16i; IO 1 1 Mee%-r, 11 I114 Iii
Fleihiman 164 13; 16? Clauue . 1:1 13? IF"
SicLJer. 136 ir, I4 MAirtinns 11; I .149I ['i
Wheeler.. I ') 125

Total 707 71P 838 ;i4 ;s 2uS
At Camp Elliohtt Culebra took two oujt -f three
games;. The following higti riort:i were rolled in dui:k-
pinge during the tveek. Hluttlreeiir 105 110. 114 I U.
Mitchell. 111i. 10Id
The follow ing -LOTr of a 3i.10. or .-) r v.cr-r: bold
during the pat t-:ek Tenpin;--Pinnr ,. 204. 2'14
Park.;. 214. 21'?. 12 ?. Htii-,u. 203 22.1. G.-I-A,r.:;. l01.
201. bjuckpinr-Dlkin 104 100 R-.,deJliero 102. Il l
The league g j L,.:.lc l .:n the ECip.r: ille.,'s orn
Saturday,. September .* 1i sult. in Emrnr.e inliin.
tL O out 01 lhree g ime Irc.in Critialu.i. Th: '.-r-
were, an iollo:is.
Empuie. CriEt-L-al.
Siwt lle I( 11 133 Barr-it I0 ij 1s II
Spinki Q 13 1S f, 146 Collin Iv 1.; I-. i
Gorham .. 104 191 1;3 Burnmi 11 SI 1 li
Pearcon 153 146 119 Bullard lit. 244 1.
Huson 1 4 1;3 158 Lou.:n 199 l90 ; I;

TotaJ S4 ."u .;Q* 8-4 916 ;;'8
The aubIe:t i'Vr di-~.ion by the literar s-xicety tot
September 15 ill be The middleman
Next Siturday night. Sept-mber 1t th.r--. will b-.
anolthr 'Open hou- .A mJicjl [irorairn will be
given. and re'ire.'hmenut will b: -erve-d. iOn Siundiv.
September 1I there will be an iniormul Sine a;
9 'c lock.
The' smoker "and Labor Das c .lcbra'ion on Monday
night. September 4. cdas wclJ iteded. SOengi were
sung and tc-.ati in the irrm c, trihuJies; to l ,boT. -i:re
heard tromi leading men in the .arlci- craft. -:mriulo'. ed
in Gorgona. Moving picture-i wcere aluo 'ho.tn. .nd
refresaments wer.- 'er.'ed
In the second contest of the [-ithman bovhling liagtue
tolled on the Gorgona all c GaLtun lI-,L twa out of
three games to the. Iocal team. The -.corite tsre. as
follow a.
l t game. 2nd game 3d1 game
Gatun .. ?. 78 ;66 b vl
Gorgona. S; 70; ;22
The high bowling scored for the week ending Sep-
tember 9 are. is followva" Glou 2;;. Sims 20.1.
Haldeman 15
A record of the game bowled orn the Gitun alLe.,
on Saturday. September 9, iollor-
Gorgona. Total
Arnold . 120 Imo, 13h 172
Sims.. 102 1;4 lc6 3
On .. ... ..:,; 143 112 .41 1
Burns.. . . 14 1 II 492
Haldeman 1. 17 170 107 444

Total ..6. (932 692 2 302
Gitun Total.
Omears .155 181 145 481
Chamberlain 157 16 I ;0 49n
GalIowa . .1I5 1 1W 12" 426
Green .. 157 159 16t 451
Barte lo 14; IM,6 50"

Total 801 756 191 2 378
The orchestra from the Prins A Iugrt i' ithelr ga ce oa
concert at the cJubhouseon Tuesday night The atlend-
ance %as about 300.
The gymnasium classes will be in charge ot ] T
Hopkuin oi Gorgona on Tuesday and Fnda:; nights
of each week at 8 o'clock The exeJcises will consul of

marching c.alitheni.a. mtjl acrk and rereaeii'egames..
MisI Harris liiq been -engaeed to pla the piano.
The ,entertljiDnmeni tn be pi, en under thie auspices
oi th Sp:anih a,'.ir \'lTeran on Saturday Scpremeber 9.
wa3 pol.iiuned. anid ill ueciten on epteiriber 16 A
cordial Invitation i. -.send-od to ali al': w i h ton ati nd.
l16tlan nr.ln t1o ima ti i'roiTI the Gourona bowling
Edam on S.iturdaj night Th, -c..r.- %ere. a3 I'ollows.
GCrgona ; N; nt2 692 2 3.2
,iatun eiml :'. ;01 2.3;:8
Owing to the p.ritponenimenti:.1 tl deb3ting club
,-siion on S -ptember 6. Ihr. topl.: mr .ji.--:Ilor
whikh ta, adu.grned for Septi:mrber I I wll be ,lLeatedl
on A.'ednedav Serrcriil..-r :i'- kr r'.l.J J thi tlh.:
pre' nti banking lav ire ini .Jtil ti. .-ur republican
irm 0ti ...t erunmicl
Durinrl ih'.' m .n u ol .tAuial i 12: gE mr:- -. re
bo. cir .rn tri.-: br.- line illey The nmir'h pin.- in the,
I tlhniirn burir.g L:.uri,;ment t.u, le'd n luth- lIPSI
on ''..ur-Ja n,-it. Er-i.t-en empiree rind Cri.l-t.dl
t[- rl. r-:'-iltI i 11. Enm re l Lir g t.w' o6 it i [ I I er:
c.rn- rolled. he i b.or. DeO ng j fuolJc ,:
Empire Crinuobal
Prl.- lil 144 .211 Gi.b-on I'o 1.1h 13i
Pnn ,,.. I1' 17S 15- lBlackburn lO 141 Il1!
Andler-t..n I)" 14;. lo0 iliiC.- 1I1 I i
D., ,. .'1 1 131 h- l.:i 14; I1 I "
Gi ,.lli 140 15- 14; Furlong 2U09 1 ;0 141
Grtoer I IS

Tulal 16, 2 ; 04 qil 1. 601
The rI. illl o1 the rEvcLr tournament follno
Pl.,'. ed \on Lo-t P. C
il. D.-v.t t 5 4! i i)0

rf in l it
Tutvl- II) 0 0 .01
G a kill 1 'i 4l i''J
M c:kni:n h 1u 4 i 4) -0
.ll fart ; 4 .4'0
C c-rr," l r, 4 42 '

c.ir r-I -on



Rainfall from September I o 9. 1911. Inclusive

I a

1*0 C%

'An ,.,. a i n .

B li lu I I M .51 i 3
M ria rr-, I I I .3 1
P.,lri M iguvl I 3 21

C eR o nGr- N n 3 ii I
Culbra] b t) o
C' amr i ,-. 11 ?. Qr
Emrpir- ,_ r 5 35
(Gint,,-,i tI 2 12
*li,n l n 1 3I
l all-l 1 11 : 1 >7
*El V-a 04 1 2 11
*Gore-ane s, 5 I _4
Sin P.tblo 44 2 16
T3bernill 0 I4
Boh.o 4 I 1 16
*Monte Lr-a 2 00 1 3 56
-ll.Jiilii. Flon-
GCaun iS 5 0 'o
Brae.-'i Bt.nk n I i t 1 i
Crntonal. I I 2 1
P.,rto B.ello 47 I 4 I1
"Sltndard rain e g--j-r ,adinr. .,t 3 p. m djill
Atitontic rain r rne at unI3Larredl staton:-vtilue
midnight to midnlghb tTo 5 [. m Stptember 7

Stages of the Chagres.
Mlaxinmum hInehtol the Chigrce Ri.r for r th, "-eek
ending midnight Saturdis. Srrtember f 1911 All
height; are in leet above mean sea kI.:1.


; < l- -

Sun Sept 3 I 6 4 oi i 4rn IS 4
WMn.Sept lI | 2 2 ,1 h 466 6 1 2
Tus. Sept 5 i; 'i 1 1 47 15 0
\V-ed..Sepl 6 127 '1 i t 0 i i 1 i 0
Thur- .bS:r- 7 6 ti I ll l 4 1, h 1 4 S
Fri..S-pt S I i I it ; i 4V. 7 14
Sit. Sep' *'J ?7 i ii : 4; 0 14 I

Height oli lw I I
water 125 0 02 0 44 0 I

IS 3
1 2

Ii 6


Record of Oil Is,ued.
C'tLEBF.. C 2 Z. S-pt,-mber 1. lt 1
HE illan o DEPARTMENT, AND Di.ItI't0'
itr.:t l r: No. 311 and 14, d.int.: I i t a -. r.1 .:,I
oil i-ied .l .iirfau- p i:.:: i I e uil.tin. nI -r i ll i, k..r 1
b er, tii .. i:io.n. and "i ''rt-n i-llnt. ioe C t),II.i l.I
m,,-th v :, pi- .l wh .:h -hill b- .,*nt i, th 3:, 1 -,.).li .-
,-uin..rrr- ri l a: ru nme
On De..eimbltr 10 IlO ., narulir I.tter oi tie
hii-:id .1-, D r-artrmrni: -in-d Di-.,ron- 'a. -i'u:d,
,:.illin il [rl nt.in ri i, lhe tbiJ"- req,'r m: nrT : ul ,:lr.il 3rs
N.-1 14 iti-i 1 i -A .ni ti[-. Icrili-r thai. By
Jin u ri I 1 I il :,Ili pl t an e.-ui.rmer, t ir..l I. l-ih-
'ni n > -r-,:,|I t.rrTa lr ,.Ti.n rnJ Pan.nm .s K .lhr.:.*i 1 oti-
pjri inn,' ;r 'id n._" :t ir.n i ,' i. ir.1 r.r r-.: \ dll h j t" P_,een
iivern irt.r. -.1 m[ .nslil :illss.n--l '" Of' tilI'. r.71 :, .
.ind '1. r. n] I :u .- i. ni -ri I t, at l rJj it I 1-i t:ir
th at i n r 3 : i' rI .r ntil ,l r Pnn..rti O r li Il.r., Im ntI JI -
o neI: i[ rr..l .r : i r.....e.. rn.i- '..t -t. rj,- llrnarid l.
.. It- j.p s1 ,. I... ,".-I nh un 1h h," m1re.
.Ir.:.'I \s '., '. I'i. [,r rn r,inl th,? l:, ,jl' l.jrmn "L, .
4- LE i1 h -.tn :. ii .h r i .iTi.pl e.' in .e hir
of t he .- T i, n .-I ,n'. r. r- -, .r i.ii ri-Trent n ,lr 'iing
i11 lul. i ir.i : i :ti. Irt, n i n* r ...n urrilh sit ,-an

full-.i *11 ll b,: u 1 in :"m T,,lr.11i; r,'..rr on ,rm ,
t E 2 -I. h-- .n i i .B inl jlr ,t n ; il ,i :rlu' n-i,'l

Thi.: af r.:pr' re -c--'re.,irc:nl ni:rul uto th' fr'i -lilng
t-nci ,r : .,nd i-hr irl~i;.c.l.)r it l,..lh.1 l'.. Ill n' -lt in
rh.- r in:po:.;[..n .' lubtin .. nt .- .r- urr n.li.:,- in n..i.
C i- hl n.- ir .::rt : n -Io th.- i. i.inr-r inI I.e rt-1i
ina:ri hi rI'.I l'Ir .r I.:,1 i rI :,' r-: ..-rt .i I li rh f r .'
uf-l',. ('*'. **" ,' *.r.:,, nd tri pr.,:r.. ll. ill i"::
ll,.;rr _- nr id 1:r i d-h '. ,0- h.:.r J.r; .*. r..o : l..
C t lE 2 -i,- -.,,i r, I r I: ; i -. rB :,.,. r h., I Ih .r.
Or .i E. 1[ nil al v. 1i ini i .. 1r. ifi .i ir l.. in Ii,-
tl h r* r. irtl- i[ h ..l:r...tri 1 .'- l I n ri r. ith

eG-, E '. Cr.r I ii.

Teleitriph Operators
r'.'LEEF. r .- -.r:rrnt, r h Iol l
Tre I' h II.:.'P.. i de:o,,:;n-r'.e r . ri -i *-it p .' ,re

a h-riz- in ao ition ii th--- public ed ni .i r-'lar
No no
i' ,1 i. fl, ii r t i'Jre o' I, .
Ornrator i t-:le raph i Ani-'nth li; 'ill
t r itr1,cr t iel-cT-ar-ei' trnth l a1, iii
C--O C '. G .'riT n

Surcharge to Marine Camp.
uLL eBR 4 C .r :[rtni..,r I 1'11I
CIPr'.LAF N-' l I'l iCorr.ic-iJi

on m iat'rl nd r il -a r ls rnl n--i h- 'i ri -. B iritlnji
at C nip r Ell-tt a O rti n m ,-rL I i.J hil:.r iurnihed
thei Go'.v'rnncnt A irne i--eil tarn.

August Rainfall for Three Years.

Sr rlu 1'.itn 1010 1oll c .

N- --
,/rt, > BC

Pd i n.i. ti-j-Irl1
Ar..riii h 4
Bajlbc r, E8"
Mi.raflore!; f 40
P.,lro Miguel Wl, 0;
Ric. Granti- I I ?

Culebria 3'
C inn-.Ima iu J3
Empire ~t ,i
Gamboa it
Alh',iela 5 IS
El 'I.ga II 24 -
Corgonn i 4
anr, Pjblo. 9 114
Tabernilla ') 7;
Bohlo It) 01
Trin.iadi 9 ,) u
Mc.rdae Ltrio i 19
Milumni. :"( -
G.tura 9 32
Brnzo Brook 10 o;J
Crisobafl 1 42
P.oro Bltlo 13 ._5
Nomnbr- de D 12 I1

1r m1 t
10 8 I 15 7 6
11 9l: I : 1 1 1)
I'J MIS 5 4 7 2
S ', 17 'J

In 1 I S 10I) 4I
Iii 0s : a- 0 -.

in re : oi 112 (4-
1i 43 10 ;9 3 10

I1 in I ; 21 110 lI
1I1 0I O i Inl 10 I '
14 i 1 6.* 1. i .;
1 C t 5 1 : I 1 1
13 r.-.s | 53 1 r1 S

13 'iS 14 .3
13 '5 7 1 Ii "3
I13 io I: 10 I4 ;
14 93 11 60 15 I
ii ;I 2I 'n 1S 52;
i o. II JO) II 16

3 o
4 *2

; 26
5 26
1, 27
3 20

4 29
4 32

o 29
41 27
3 2



The open hours at Culebra commissary are from
8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and from 3 p. m. to 7 p. m.; at
Balboa commissary, the hours are from 8 a. m. to 12.30
p. m., and from 2.30 to 7. p. m. Allother commissaries
are open from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. and 3 p. m. to 7
p. m., with the exception of the Cristobal commissary,
which is open from 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., and from 2
p. m. to 7 p. m.
Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning September 13.
Mutton- Stea iz p.-r found ................ 6
Si-..ul : 'r., k trimmed off, (4 pounds
and over), per pound............. 9
Entire forequarter (not trimmed), 10
pounds and over, per pound....... 8
Leg (8 to 10 pounds), per pound.... 17
CU.i-TL perpound............ .. .. 18
Sti.rt cut chops, per pound........... 20
Lamb-Stewing, per pound.................. 6
Entire forequarter, neck trimmed off,
per pound........................ 9
Leg 15 to 8 pounds), per pound........ 20
Ch r, per pound ................... 24
Cutlt:. 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
Cu,'le ; pt r pound ................... 28
Pork-Loin rh...p- or riat., per pound......... 18
Beef-Suet, per pound ...................... 2
Soup, per pound...................... 5
Stew, per pound....................... 8
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 12
Corned, No. 2, per pound.............. 10
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound.......................... .. 12
Pot roast, per pound ................. 12J
Rib roast, second cut (not under 31
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 ,:rc u.:k. per pound .......... .... 121
Rourna per pound.............. 13
Rib, per pound ................. 18
Sirloin, per pound.............. 19
Rump, per pound .............. 19
Porterhouse (not less than 1I
pounds), per pound........... 20
Tenderloin (Western), per pound. 24
Caviare, Russian, per tin.................... 47,89
Livers-Beef, per pound.................... 7
Calf, each.......................... 60
Half, each ..................... 30
Ste.:1 Himburcer,pkg................ ..... 13
S u.ige-B-.locnai per pound................ 10
Frankfurter, per pound............. 12
Lieberwurst. per pound............. 10
Devonshire Farm.................. 17
Sweetbread-Veal, per pound ................ 120
Beef, per pound ................ 25
Eggs, fresh, do.-. ..... ............ 28
one-ra1i dozen only. ... ... .....
Bluefish, fresh, per pound.................... 14
Halibut, fresh, per pound .................... 15
Shuds ireh. each ............. ............ 70
Shad ro-. ire.h, perpair.................... 35
Chickens-Fanrc ro-.,iing milkfed, large, each 1.25
Fancy roastng, milk fed, med., each 1.00
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 4J
pounds, each................... 90
Fowl. each ...60,70,80,90, 1.00
DuJak \\%itern boutt 4. pounds, each. .. 1.00
Brrilder;. milk fed. each ..... ........ 60
.,.,rn td] each ................. 55
Turkeys, per pound...................... 26
Squabs, each.............................. 35
Capons, each ....... ........ ... 2.10
Fryers, corn fed, each ....................... 60
Partridges, each...... ..................... 50
Grouse, each....... ...... ..... ............ 50
Ham-German, Westphalia, per pound........ 36
Sugar cured, per pound............... 18
Sliced, p ,r pound ...... 20
Half,for bnling per pound 19
Boiled, per pound ........ 26
Hol. rr pound ........ 8
Bacon-Breakia.t whole piece per pound..... 22
Br,'klof:i licsd r-r pound ......... 23
Pork. i. i prrly r pound ....... 13
O0 t.on uet. each.. ............. 1.00
Pig, eet. per pO rn17 ............. 9
Tongue'. r.-r poun-d .............. 18
Sliced oaoro in 1-pc.ur.Jnd tin. p.r tin.......... 30
In 1-pound jars, per jar.......... 30
Bairer-Creamer, IpC.:ijl pr pur-nl ......... 32
Cuee.e- Roq'i ort. ptr rpun.a .......... 38
Pi'lAdclrph, ,:re.aim c, ke .......... 18
V'oung America per pound ......... 18
sisv,. per Dound .......... 26
Edam, eac .......... 1.00

Neufchlatel cake ... . ... .
I roi i pir round. .
Mik i iirtn-'i D't r bo jole .
RuttLrmlk h0 tioe
Fer. d l-la.:, t* l,- .
Ice cream, quart ...........................


Beets, per pound .......................... 3
Celery, per head ............. ........ .../ 6
Cabbage, per pound ....................... 3
C,'inibers ne pound ...................... 3
C arrT...l p i oi-,und ...................... *3
C aulifl-wer per pound ...................... *12
Lettuce, per pound ......................... 12
Onions, per po-iund .. ............... 3J
Potatoes *'hiit per pound ................ 4
si.e-t. per pound ................ .. 2
Pears, alligator, each........ ................ 6
Peppers green per pound................... 7
Rnrat.rb. prr r. .......... ... .... 4
T-rr..r; cer ro r,]nd .......... .. . . 3
Tomatoes, per pound....................... 4
Yams. per pound........................... 3
Apples, per pound ......................... 10
Cantaloupes, each............. ............. 8
Grapes, per pound .................. ..... .. t
Lemons, dozen ............................ 24
Limes, per 100............................. 80
Oranges, California, per dozen............... 42
Pears, per pound........................... *7
Peaches, pound ........................ .... 6
Plums, per pound ....................... .. *7
Watermelons, each ...... .. ............... .30

'In.I c'te -d T.:tic. n fr.:.m I-, hir
I I ,nlji.: ; 9 -n I a I: I., .'- I'.Tr r.t urirn of bottle.
tIr,'.,' i.'- jdi\ an''e c'i I3:m, hI.;
Iol1l onl. Iroim, .:.,imn, :i ri, no r;rders taken for

Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cris-
tobal, Colon, and Balboa, during the week ending
September 9:
PrinmAugust Wilhelm, September 4, from New
York, with 29 cases paper, 17 bundles turnbuckles, for
stock; 50 bundles castings for Mechanical Division.
Cristobal, September 6, from New York, with 150,200
bags cement for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Gibraltar, September 6, from New York. with 121,900
bags cement for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Santa Maria, September 7. from New York, with
21 cases fuse, 170 drums oil, 414 bags oats, for stock.
Turrialha, September 7, from New Orleans, with 9
pieces yellow pine lumber and 464 pieces ties for Pacific
Division; 141 pieces piling for Atlantic Division;
28,331 pieces yellow pine lumber and 219 pieces white
oak lumber for Mechanical Division; 3,935 pieces
yellow pine lumber, 300 drums kerosene, 934 bales hay,
75 bags sucrene feed, 15 pieces spring frogs. 200 pieces
switch stands. 8 cases switch stands, for stock.
Geo. W. Fenwick, September 7. from Hoquiam, Wn.
with 20,589 pieces Douglas fir lumber and 2,020 cross.
ties for stock.
Vimeira, September 9, from Moss Point. Miss., with
35,546 pieces cross-ties for stock.

Misdirected Letters.
The following insufficiently addressed letters, origi-
nating in the United States and its possessions, have
been received in the office of the Director of Posts,
and may be secured upon request of the addressee:
Agneu. Jos. M. Lamontagne, Wilfred
Almour, G. W. Louis, Wm. N.
Barrow, Samuel Maloney. John A.
Bizzelle, Mrs. Emma McMullin, Nellie
Brubaker, V. C. Markham, A. V.
Bruggs, William Martin, Mrs. A.
Burrow. J. 0. Marvin, William P., Sr.
Carlisle, P. B. Mellon. Robert
Clouse, Roy (2) Miller, Charles C.
Collier. W. W.. Jr. Moore, Miss Alice (2)
Collins, Cleveland Morgali, Mr. & Mrs. Rolp
Dale, Charles M. ri-, TJji,,,
Douglas, John 0 ,i.r'n.!i, Rev. H.
Ebdincvr. Mrs. A. Quinn, William P.
Eng lbhrg Bros. 1,r,:nud Lrnret
Fo:tcr Frank Rr.-.iiu r .1lecrt
G,.'.,dlr '.'m. A. 'muih Fr,',l C.
H .hnr :it1d R. (2d class) t r.-,n. E
James, Samuel W. ...:r n.:ent V.
Kelly, L.W. V.'i.ir, on'm T.

The following vessels arrived at, or departed from
the port of Balboa during the week ending September
Arrivals-September 4, Manavi, from Buenaven-.
tura; Urubamba,from Callao;Ouilpue, fromValparaiso;
G. W. Fenwick. Manga Reva, San Josl, from San Fran-
Departures-September 4, Ucayali. to Callao;
September 6, Ecuador, to Guayaquil; Kansas City, to
San Francisco; September 7, Newport, to San Fran-
cisco; Aysen, to Valparaiso: September 8,. Chile, to
Guayaquil; September 9, 1 ',,atndma to Callao.


The following is a list of the sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamnhip Company; of the Royal Mail
Str.im Pa.:ket Cornp.,nt: of the Hamburg-American
Lne. and 1u th. United Fruit Company's Line; the
Parnim. R.alroad ComDany s dates being subject to

Ad ance.. .
All, .rca

Ptn rm 3

Alh in.:

Ad .an..e
Allancr .

Ad, r..:

P R. R... Monday....Sept. 11
. ... P. R R Monday... Sept. 18
... P. R. R...Saturdav. Sept. 23
. P. R R...Fnday.....Sept.29
.. P R. R.. Thursday...Oct. 5
. P R. R.. Thursday...Oct. 12
P R R.. Wednesday.O.:t. 18
.P. R. R...Tuesday....Oct. 24
.... .. ..P. R R Monday.... Oct. 30
.. P. R. R. Sunday ... .Sept. 17
.. .... .P R. R.. Sunday.....Sept 17
P. R. R.. Saturday...Sept 23
P. R R.. Saturday...Sept.30
.P R R ..Friday ...Oct. 6
P. R. R Thursday.. Oct 12
P R. R Tuesday. Oct. 17
.. P R R...Tuesday...Oct. 24
. P R. R.. Monday.... Oct. 30
.P RR R .Sunday... .Nov. 5
P. R R Saturday. .Nov. It

M e1tar.n ..
Pr.n/ Joa.;hiFm ......

Pr2nt Eutel Fredrih .
M aedl,_ns .
Alminirate .
Prnnz A- \Vi lh,:lr,
Sinra Mf -,t .
Prin ,.g.icmund .

Prrz J :.-,.:hrn
7 *;. p; . .
Prn Eutel FridJrich..

U. F. C. Thursday. .Sept. 7
H -A Saturday Sept. 9
Li. F. C. Thursday.. Sept 14
H.-A .... Friday... Sept. 15
R. M Saturday...Sept 16
U F C. Thursday...Sept. 21
H -,\. Saturday. .Sept. 23
U F. : Thursday. Sept. 28
H..A. .Friday. Sept 29
R M. urday. Sept. 30
U F C Thursday. Oct. 5
H 4 S.-turd.y Oct. 7
U F. C.. Thursday. Oct. 12
.H.-A .. Friday .. Oct. 13
R.M ...Saturday...Oct. 14

Santa Mir U. F. C. Thursday. .Sept 14
?r.- S;girr.jnd . H A Siiurday Sept. 16
Cl1. e . R .1 .TuaeAday Sept 19
.1 1 an . UL F C. Thursday. .Sept. 21
Prn .Ion.,:h.m ..... H -A ... Tuesday.. Sept. 26
Zi.ap .U F. C. .Thursday .Sept 28
Pr.nz Eail Fre.ii.rch H A... Saturday .Sept. 30
Air 1 R. . Tuzdani. ..Oct. 3
Almrnrare LI. F C Thursday. ..Oct. 5
Prinz e Ailli-lm. H -A. Tu iday. ..Oct. 10
Sarita P I rt UL. F. C Thursday.. ..Oct. 12
Prn S '.m ..d H RA. S urt.i y. Oct 14
T-imi,. R MI Tu-.day. Oct 17
M..trp.n Li F. ( Thursday...Oct. 19
Ar,-nc rez .. U.F. C Saturdayy. Sept. 9
Pir.:mna ... F C Wednesday Sept. 13
A .enras. ... .... U F. C. Saturd y. Sept. 16
re.:ln U. F C Wednesday Sept 20
Tirriiln.. .. .. .Li F C Saturday. Sept. 23
Abangarez....... Li F. C. Saturday...Sept 30
P:r.:m na . L F. C Wednesday .Oct. 4
Arenas . U F C.. Saturday. ..Oct. 7
Turrialba .... U. F. C. .Saturday...Oct. 14
Turrib ... ..L. F. C. Thursday.. Sept. 14
Cartjc, Li. F C ..Thursday. Sept. 14
P.rimini .U. F. C Thursday. .Sept. 21
Abangsrez. U F. C. .Thursday.. Sept. 21
1-l,.-.ia U. F C .Thursday. .Sept. 28
AtMna U F. C. Thursday. .Sept. 28
Cartago U F. C Thursday. .Oct. 5
Turrn.lba .LI. F. C Thursday .Oct. 5
Pasnmana . U. F. C Thursday. Oct. 12
Atnras .... ... F C .Thursday .Oct. 12
Hamt, rg. A.mer;cn steamers leave Colon for New
York via Kine:lton at 10 a m on sailing dates. The
Prim: .4Auwsi I'dthelm and Prinz Joachim call at
Santingo de Cuba. on both outward and homeward
Ro%.al Mail steamers leave lor New York on alter-
nate Tues-Idys. at 10 a m.. for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesday 3at 10 a. m.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct leave on Thursdays at 3 p m.; ships for New
Orklan in thec- s:t.i;ie ;erv'iceon Thursdaysnt4 p.m.;
stup. for Nr-w York via Kingston on Thursdays at II
a. m for Boc-as del Toro on Mondays at 6 p. m.
The Leyland line steamer Loauisaniaj sailo for New
Orleans, direct on or about September 25.

Vol. V., No. 3.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and supsr.itijin ol
the lhrshmian Canal Conmansislon

The Canal Re,:)d i s a useds reit or harfp. one c op
each. to all employes of the Commai.a.)n s i ai Panama
Railroad Company uanre name, are on thr e'old roil.
Extra copies and back numteri: ..an b" abfained fJrm theL
news .,andi oj the Panama Rjillrja Compirny f'.r rta
cents each.
Address all Communications
Ancon, Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No communuation. father ra publication reque'.urig
information ',lt rf.r:Fi.t Ittnflson unsic:s SI ini uatis he
full name ani addrr! S o tile iiiieir.


A Correcrion.
In the issue ol THE C %N-L Ren E.kD i f
September 13. under "Co.sr of c>ncrtcc," the
statement is made that the Atlantic Li,.. i-icrs
laid 237.05 cubic yardss of material per hour,
and the Pacific Diviv-in 35.2 67 cubi. -,ards
per hour. Th-i- figure. were taken from a
computation made for the Chairmin's forth-
coming annual report, and a rr'.'i-i.-n -hits;
them to have been incorrect. The average
amount of masunry lald in the locks per
service hour. during the \ear. was, bv the
Atlantic Division 260.573 cubi. %ards, ol
concrete and lar-e ston-; and b' the Pat.ific
Division 251.299 cubic sards.

Chairman's Reporl.
The report of the Chairman of the Isthmian
Canal Commission for the month of Auciist
is published in full in tther co.'lumns of rhis
issue of THE CANAL RECORD. It give- a
detailed account of the progress of the Canal
work in all departments and divisions.
Sale of French Scrap Material.
The sale has btL-n authorized to the Chicago
House Wrecking Company. for $215 000, of
all French equipment and ,tcrap metal in the
Canal Zone that has not been taken into
stock for use, or is not already in use. Bids
were advertised for in the United States,and
eleven tenders aere received, the price
offered ranging from S40,000 to that of the
highest bidder, to whom the award was made.
Six of the bids were for amounts less than
S100,000; three for amounts between S100.000
and S200.000. and two for more than $200,000.
The successful bidder agrees to, pay an
arbitrary rate of eight dollars a ton on the
issuance of bills of lading until the total price
is paid.
Included in the material sold are a number
of old locomotives, dredges, excavators, dump
cars, boilers, cranes, cylinder,. 30 and 50-
pound steel rail, scrap iron. copper, and
brass. Representativesof the \arious bidders
visited the Isthmus. and examined the

material -where it lay It mu-t be taken by
the contractor from the places where it has
been ,.,llh-ted. or where it was abandi-.m d1 by
the French. and tran-ip.-rttd to th,- sib:b,.trd
at his expense A rate .',f S2.25 per -hurt rit-,
aill .- given b% the Panan.. railr.ia.J for
tran-portation to either Co,.n or Rdlboa
MoIst of the material that w i- in the Garun
Lake region h.- biccn retncs,.l. but there -till
remain -im.- em,..iator- at Tabnrmll saind
some mi cclaneou e|quipm.n t at BohIt.
ihich mu.t be reml)Aed Lo, the contractor
before rhe acatar covers it, or he a loss None
of this material i- in th- Canal pri-m.
A statementt of the net value aof thr- French
.-crap -old up t., Jul, 1. I' ll I i. in prep r.uation
in the olfi- ..If the Exatmirn r i-. Account,
and. until thai i- available, thr- v-v.icr a ilue
ti) the- Gc. :rnomcant cannot be acn .\pir... ;-
matelh. une million dollars' asirth %.Ai the
material ha- been applied ;n Canal con-truc-
rion. hi,:-ae-r an.d there ha.'e b-.,n -nIl in
the State .a -crap 17 537.23 lone tun: at an
average -:ro,- price ,tl $11.S6 per ton
Postal Sasings System.
the Pre-id,:int -igned an Erxecuri'.e I)rder
on September providing lor a postal -a, in-z'
bank in theCanal Zone. I he tc'-t ni the Order
av.ill be published in a luture 0.- -_,1 TIHE
Launching of the "Corozal."
The ladder dredge i .',.r : i I aunchictl ,it
the %a-rk; of the builder- in R:nfr..-,:. 'c..r-
land on September 13. After coinplcrin. a
working rtet in material .:milar to thit hbi:h
it mu-t excavate it the Pacifi-: enrr:ini'a to
the Canal. the diredge will begin its long
IourneY under its own -t,-am, b' way of the
Strait of Magellan, to Balboa Thr diira-in.e
is about 11,-150 miles, and the v--tage will
take about tw.) month'
Work In Culebra Cut.
On September 14, twenty shou.els. working
in the Culebra construction di-trict of the
Central Division. exca'ated 33,836 ubic yards
of rock and earth during the \aorkinq d. a. of
eight hour:. The shoa-Is aere under sicteam
160 hours: actuall.- at work 113 hours 20
minutes; waiting o-r cars 34 hour 45 minute-s:
other dela3 ,,aggregating 11 hour 5t niinute;.
resulted Irom mining, rcpairing .-hriel.
moving shovel back derailment. etc The
figures given abol.,e shmu that the average
per shoi l for all sh..'ilI- a-.orkiiain in the
Culebra di-trist on the day in question was
1.692 cubic ,, yards.
Culebra Island Water Supply.
The 10,000-barrel tank naw u-ed as a
water supply. for the quarantine station on
Culebra Island, will be replaced by one of
24,000 barrels capacity, to be built un rein-
forced con.'rete piers. A larger tank is neces-
-ar. to -uppl% the quarter., on Naos Il'and,
where the men employed on the fortification
work on Flamenco Island will be housed.

Volume '.

1 -

Statement of Operations for the Fiscal Year,
Tl,_ total snimunt ..It -. (.aatton in the
.\tAinic, Central. ind Paciilt Di\si i-ins
during the fiscal *,-var Pill 1 \iu- 31,Ai4.120
,.ubic ard. Ther t a :x.at.a.l in the
.Atlanri. Di'.t-t.,n s 7'i.,51.. 'uhlic: tard'. of
which 8s1,563 cubiw- '.aed- t tn-i.ted of
inarriial removed in th.- dr. ; 5..%26. ,;45 ,.ubic
:,ar-I were tik,--n r lt I Jr],ii- wc rking in
the Atlanti.- entrance: and 2,86'i S ub.: yards s
ecavara -J h,,drauli:rall .iN Mindt The dir
eX\a-.ation cin-o;itcd iA 473,S75 cubhirc yards
removed 'r.,m the- -itL ul (Gatutin Lock;;
125 .,S cubli tard- from the sit. ..I C, tun
S,.pillway. and 28. 305 a Uijb yard, fr'.nm the
cut thr..u5h the hill' at Minfli
The total >-Xla.iari..in in the Ltentr.l DLvi-
tion \sa IS,522.692 cubit %ard-. '-f hich
16,21,672 cuhi- ..irds t ari r,:m-iLd from
the ulebr. kn.-nv- n A.1 Culebra
Cut, and rhc rr .inder --2 .;01. 2i'i bic
yards-Ir tr the Chairt:- k.it er -_.,tion.
Exci.ation in the- P.aifit Division agt[C-
:ated tr 54 915 t-uli, ird- con ;-iting of
462 .'9; cubic : ardtl r,.m ,\r cid in rhc Ir', -
5 .i',0 c:ul.-: ..irdi r>-ns .. .. d h.drauhlt-.ily,
andi 5.54(i.,42 ,- -L..-'.ar-l- taken out Ib. drdcs
working in th.. Pacifir entran,-. The dry
e\casati'rn co:inpri-r-.l 2h4 123 cubi,: yards s
rt-notcd at the P.I r-ro Nli 1u.I and Miratlores
I-.ck sites. an..l 19,.770 icl.i. yard; channel
'a\s i,: 'irn The h',.Iraula: rplant remr.In ed
N32.703 cubic \ard- Irn'rm the lock -sie at
lirllore-. aind 197,677 ciubci yard frIrom
thet hannel.
In addition to the att%., there were
r-mo.vd i-, the preparati.-,n ol lIour tdari-'ns
a total .-l .49') 420 .ubic ard.-. a- lill.,w-:
Catu,,i Luck-, 152 5$82 cubic .irds: Catun
'Spill-..', 32,245 cub;c .ard, Pedro MI u-l
L, Iki. ;o.47 cu:lic '.ard. .. 1traflorts Lacks,
137,;52 '.:ubl c yards
The c:,ts for the ,car. including, plant
chargc- in da ision expens,.s were, as I,,lloa s:
EL tri Jrthi d'.- Coa;f poa- '1S.
iEjjuni piIliwa, SO 40ha
Gatan Lc..:ki, 0 O7110
Criannel Atlllti D is... nl ('iafll i
Lia-latr Di'.-con. O. S.dat,
Pedro Misuel Locks t) i'j1 I
Channel Pa.-.fic Di.t.on 0 0t.n0
Miratflurc: L.:...ki 0 2 !"t
1 \Jtauti, i -ti--/,',i -
MIratflorm L-..k' ra 54co
Ch nnfel P,. in D..-',- .n i) taltl
.pll..-iit. D.- n "'11t:- '
Pa.,"., uS li' s.l .'I 1
fr'+[ if llI, )q ',)1 i](I fm iuj i',l,' --w
GC at n t.-ll. .. I i048
G-ltun t Lc, k I cbi41]
Pedlro Piriu l L.o, k- 2 J.'4-
Nli..rlorei L..ck 1 *L;i.

Repairs to the "Allianca."
It i ef-pectcd that repairs re. the .lh!.a,2ca
uill n,,t he completed until O(ctuobr I, and its
sailing of September 23 Irum Neu York ii.
Iherelore. cancelled If the repairs ire com-


pleted the Allianca will leave New York on
October 5, taking the place of the Advance,
which will sail on October 18. If the repairs
are not completed in time for this arrange-
ment, the Advance will continue on its
schedule, and the Allianca will sail from New
York on October 18.
Pacific Division Sand Service.
A reported of sand cars loaded and shipped
from Balboa during the month of August,
1911, follows:

DESTIN.TION Nurmbtr Cubi.:
SCarT. lard,

Pacific Division ........ .... 2,669 40,035
Central Division.................. 32 5 8
Atlantic Division ............. ... 15 361
Quartermaster's Department........ 3 70
Panama railroad.................. 7 175
Miscellaneous... .. ... ... .. 25 405
Total ...... .... ... ...... .. 2,751 41,574

Hydraulic Excavation Increasing.
Nearly 150,000 cubic yards of material
were removed from the lower lock at Mira-
flores, and from the Canal prism south of it,
by the Pacific Division hydraulic equipment
during the month of August, the exact
amount being 149,926 cubic yards. This is by
far the largest month's output since the in-
stallation of the plant, and represents over
one-fifth of the hydraulic excavation so far
accomplished in this section up to September
1, viz., 750,078 cubic yards. The bulk of the
material was taken from the Canal prism,
south of the locks, and was comparatively
free of the gravel which was so prevalent at
the lower lock site.
Three dredge pumps were kept in com-
mission, two in continuous operation, during
the month, lifting the disintegrated material
from sumps, after it had been washed loose
and broken up by streams from the monitors.
One pump forced material into the core fill
of the west dam, and 25,000 cubic yards were
handled in this way. This pump operated at
one side of the lower lock, and its sump was
diked in, so as not to interfere with the
steam shovel operations in progress directly
opposite. The balance of the material was
forced upon the flats near the Rio Grande
diversion, east of the Canal. The land there
has been raised to elevation +15, and, to
prevent the mud from flowing into and block-
ing the Rio Grande, wooden barriers have
been constructed. A pipe line is being laid
to extend operations to the low ground further
south, where there is a greater area to be filled.
The main sump in connection with
h,,drauhl- operations in the prism, south of
the locks, will be situated a little north of the
pumping plant, close to the west bank. This
sump was excavated, 18 by 22 feet, to eleva-
tion -50. Here, the relay pump, originally
designed to work in connection with the west
dam fill, has been set up, thereby relieving
one of the dredge pumps, which will be sent
to shop for a general overhauling. Upon being
exca\r itil the sump was partly filled with
elh-tcidl naterial-rock screenings and sand,
a- a protection against boulders in the sur-
ruun.ling marria.l The relay pump will
toperite ir,..,n a -eries .if benches on the side
-.f the -.ump. -o th-t as the excavation in-
crca-e-- in depth. the location of the pump
can he u.,rrL'p.ndingly changed to suit the
dif.f-ri nt I~: el. The voil in this part of the

prism is mixed aith a large amount of buried
tree ddbris. This is collected into piles, and,
although sodden, is forced to burn by running,
a compressed air pipe underneath the pile,
and turning on a jet. which operates as .1
foirtcd draft.
In the open water channel, which begins a
hort distance south of the -ite of pre-ent

operations, nothing can be done hydraulically
until a coffer dam is thrown across it. The
material for this dam is mostly on the
ground, and the work cf constructing it will be
started in the next two weeks. The water
in the like thu. formed % ill be lowered to
the point %%here the monitors and pumps can
wurk ad\ .ntageously.


Over 65 per cent of the concricte for all the locks i- in place, the amount at the close of
the work on September 16, being 2,732.,195 cubic \ard.;. out of a total of approximately
4,199.400. A total of 31.046!. cubic yards of coni.rrer was laid in the locks during the week
ending September 16.
About MO per cent of th.: concrete for the ,--tcni of thre:- ti',n locks at Gatun has been
laid, the amount in place ii the r-k.o- of work on Septinimbhr 1o. being 1,596,370 cubic yards,
out of a total of 2.u,00.000 A isaement of thi amournt of concrete plaiied in the locks each
working da> tor the week ending Septembtr 16. and ul the total, follows.: and a similar state-
ment for the work in the Spillwaa of I 'atun Dam i; publi-hed elsewhere in this issue. The
construction plant nu,,rk_ I? hour, daily. and the auxiliar, plant 9 hours.

D 2-cubic yard mixers. 2-cubic yard mixers
DATE. -. __m_ Large Total.
Concrete' Hours No. of Concretei Hours No. of
placed. I worked. mxer& placed worked. mixers
C1, I a .1 > j: CI I'd: Cu. c ids.
er.amnber II I S08 30 31 i I .112 6 40 2 7 2.082
Se[.tn-'b-r 12 i I 74i 2 -2 'iG .:n 2 S 2,078
brr. m ,r 13 1.6s0 26 .tr, I 4 I 44 7 41i S4 2.204
'ei. -mc,-r 14 2.(6 3 40 b 120 0 40 I 13- 2,442
e-plt.nmbrr 1_ I i .ti 31.1 46 4 I I 7 40 2 112 I 2 102
Serp.enimer 1I I 4 I I 7 40 7 i 2.1.150
'Portble mfn rs I 41:i .1 417j
I..1,6I 10 -74 1674 .4_I 4 I 2 16311 43 00 56 I 13.4051
i're u .3 i.] re-orted 1.582 96Si
Randand To Ia 1 506.370
'The 41 l : v rari ho.rAn 'or rh: .po-rlabl-- rnier- r rJeir f orced _oncr c nd As-re Olicd on Lme lollo-ing days.
S- rtember llth 55. S-,tre m .er thili .:6 S.trcmbt .,r I h. ;_, DerutniL.e r 14ih. :. saptI'nmbr Iath. 69. Se-..
tli'ler loth 60t
Concrete work in the luck- -it Ptiro. MiiLel i- .'er So p,:r cent completed, '22,9.'9 cubic
o..ar,, out of a rotal l ,s ,-100. bucket mn.asurmrncnt, hiiiiing been placed at the close of work
.. Scprtembcr 10. The record' l.,r eah .f ih,. i\ -houiir v .rking dca\ iot la t week, follows:


DATE. 2-cubic yard mixers. J-cubic yard m;ner. Large Total.

Concrel Hours H No. oiConccrete Hourt Tox-
plard. worked. I mixer.' phlI3.-1 worked mirer';
Cu uV 1Y. '. t 1. Ch Ids. Ca. Yds.
;.f.l- ': r I I I 4o0 14 O0 3 1: i 3 665
.:Blucnri. 1 450 14 Uon i 4 50 .. 531
-eptemroer 13 1 ( 16 00 i It.0 0 83 692
-*.,.:mb-r 14 Sif 1" 4 1 ;S 566
-Spember 15 So 13 50 3 .. 508
S-ptEmber 16 t64 IS 00 1 634
Totl I .1 44 .1 9 0 S 45.' 25 41 1 1 33 3.596
Prei ousi, r.:-trLeJ ._ 4.411 719.393
t-rand to l I 4.411 722.989

O-er 30 per cent of the concrete for the sy-tem otf two twin I..ks at Nliraflores was in
place on September 16, the total amount on that date being 412,3b cubic yards, bucket
rnea.urement, out of a total of appro\imatel, 1,362,000 The rtc,.rd for each of the six 8-hour
working dal s o, last :,-ek. follois-

2-cubic y3ard miners. I .
DATP. d m 2-':ubic yard misery. i-cubic yard mixer. Total.
. . . I . . .. . .i
Concrete Hours ,No. oftCncr.te Hours ,No. ol Concrete Hours :No. oft Large
placed worked I mixers placed worked mixers placed. worked mixers, stone
C'. 1 .19. C I d La.. I ds., Cu. lds Cu. I'ds
:-.:l 1 836 I 1 i 1i I i 50 3 1.254 IS 03 2 2.238
Se't 12 -' 16 50 4 1 I 11 (10 2 1.108 16 3.1 .. 1.846
-p) Ii l Osu 30 3 6 103 i 00 1 1.231) 15 910 2.413
Sept 14 I. 6i 3 31 6 116 I 0 1.32 16 50 2 ,. 2,800
Se it. 2o5 I 1 20 I 6 13 I 25 2 1.204 15 flu 2 2.447
p t IIo I 1.fil4 2. O r) 2o05 I '5 : 1.1 1.0 41 2 2.301
Total n022 151 3 3 ,23 I 6 00 2 01 ;.'00 93 0; 2 14.045
Previou I
reported I 3 693 39791
Grand I
toJl 3.693 412?.436

Vol. V., No. 4.

September 20, 1911.


Upward of 1.300 Brought to Isthmus W'ithin
Past Three Months
Nearly 1,000 contract laborers ha e been
recruited in the Antilles during the pa-l
three months for work on the Canal. Most
of these came from the islands in the neigh-
borhood uf Barbados, but only a lea of them
were Barbadians, becau-'e the i-land gu\ern-
ment has prohibited further recruiting there.
The headquarters of the Commi.sion'
recruiting agent. however, ha, been main-
tained at Bridp-toun, the capital of Barba-
dos, and m,,t ofl the laborers took ship from
that port. It was intended to recruit a full
1,000 men, but the contingent that arrived
on the Isthmus on September 3 will probably
be the last, as the total is but a few short
of the desired number, and the labhr supply
is no longer short. During the month of .uly.
195 men were brought to the Isthmu- in
two lots, consisting of 49 and 146 men, re-
spectively; in August, 507 in two lots of 271
and 236, respectively, and, on September 3.
therearrived another ht of 239 men making
a grand total of 14 1.
In addition to the above. 249 laborer,,
have recently been recruited from Fortune,
Turk's,. and other island. in the Baham.a
group for work on the Panama railroad rt:el-.
cation, and at other points. Th,_ Pan.ima
railroad steamship .ldvance brought 43 at
one time, and 5t, at another; the P'-n:
Sigsmaund iii the Hamburg- American linL,
had 70 on board on its last trip and the
CrisIobal landed 80 on September 6. The-e
men were recruited under an arrangement
with a man named lMora, who is known
throughout the Bahamas as the "King of
Fortune Island." He furnishes the men at
a stated price per head, and icnd, his slnops
among the neighboring islands to pick them
up. The recruits are unusually robust, make
excellent workmen, and those electedd for
the Canal work are nearly all young men,
or men in their prime. The majority, are
direct descendants from their African lore-
bears, and there-fore, differ from a great
many of the inhabitants of the \\es.t Indies.
inasmuch as the-, are mor, than usually lIrre
from mixed blood.
A few Peruvians, numbering 27 in ill to
date, have been added to the Canal force.
They come under no contract with the Com-
mission, and pay their own way, but ,are
given work a soon as they report

CI1U Service Esaminations.
Examinations will be held, probably, on
October 22, for the following positions. Agri-
cultural inspector. Philippine service; assist-
ant observer. Weather Bureau -crvice; civil
engineer, Departmental and Philippine crv-
ices: civil engineer and draftsman, depart-
menta! service; cadet engineer and cadet
officer, Lighthouse service; le.-trotyper-
finisher, electrotyper-molder, and stereo-
typer, Government Printing Office: mechan-
ical draftsman and topographic draft-man,
Isthmian Canal service: engineer, Indian
service; pharmacist. Public Health andr
Marine Hospital service; printer, Govern-
ment Printing Office: surveyor. Philippine
service; trained nurse. Isthmian Canal,
Indian, and Philippine service..: fireman,
departmental service.
Women will be admitted only to examina-
tion for the position of trained nurse.
Applications will nut be received after

September 29 for the above examinations.
The kind of examination desired should be
statd in rquesting information in regard
to an-, ul the above.
In answ-er to the question in application
form- a- to bona fide residence, applicants
are required to show residence up to the date
of ppl.caution. It i- to be not'd that bona
fde residence dues not require continuous
boldly presence, but refers to the place at
which an applicant, if a voter. i. legally
entitled to vote.
JOHN K. BAXTER, .,ecrelary,
Isthmian COi, Se'r-iet Board.
C,.LrBRA. C. Z., September 14 19l.1,
Boy Scouts.
Event -five boy scout, aciompariied by
four leaders and five tcout masters, made an
e\cur.ion to Old Pnanaa on Labor Day.
Two special cars arttiched to the southboundd
morning train brought, the boys from Colon
and the intermediate stations. The "hike"
out. about eight miles, was made in two hours
and a half and the da% was -pent on thebeach
in .-.cout games and practice Dinner was
cooked bN the hoas. The b-oy -couts have
been organized on the Isthmu,-one year. They
,ir divided into patrol, uf tight, and
tao ..-r more patrol form a troop. Each
patrol has a -cout leader elic'ted from its
numb, r. and each troop has a scout master,
who ir elected b, th, main..aing counriil, called
thef Isthmian Si.ut Council. "I heorcanization
is affiliated with the National Bo\ S.couts of
Up to the present time, the loi-al troops
ha.e made their "hikes" into the nearby
country, accompanied by their leaders and
masters, but. at a recent meeting of the
council. it was decided to hold one general
outing a month. when all the troop- would
meet at -.ome central place, proceeding
thence to the poinr decided upon.
The majority of the Zone -.couts have
passed through the "tenderfoot" cla.is, and are
-econd-elass scouts. An. boy scout leaving
the Isthmus will be passed into any troop in
the States in the class in which he -.rands on
Hebrem Benevolent Society-New Year 5672.
Ser\ice-s % ill be conducted at the Sojourn-
crs' lodge ruom, Colon, on Friday evening,
September 22, at 6 30 o'clock, and on Satur-
day morning, September 23. beginning at
.310 o'clock. All Jewish residents of the
Canal Zone are cordially invited.
Death of James J. RUey.
James J. Riley, aged 29 year,. a sailor on
the NA'eapiort NVet., born in Boston, Mass.,
was struck by a switch engine in the railroad
\ard at Colon on the morning of August 31,
and killed. Information isde-ired with regard
to his home or relatives, in order that they
may be informed of his death.
Ancon Rifle Club.
A,. a result of a meeting held on Sep-
tember 17, the organization of the Ancon
Rifle Club was completed, and it was decided
to make application for a charter, and to
affiliate with the National Rifle Association
of America. Further information may be
obtained by addres-ing the secretary, Wim.
J. Ergenzinger, Ancon.
August W*eather.
The general deficiency in rainfall in the
Canal Zone continued during the month of

August. The average temperatures for the
month, at all stations, were the highest of
record, while the mean atmospheric pressure
at each of the stations was the lowest of

Lieutenant-Colonel C. A. Devol, accom-
panied by his wife and daughter, sailed on
the Panama on September 17, on his annual
leave of absence.
Mr. S. B. Williamson, accompanied by his
daughter, sailed on the Panama for New York
on September 17, on annual leave.
Mr. Edward J. Williams left the Isthmus
on his annual vacation leave on September 16.
Mr. J. A. Smith will arrive on the Colon
on September 24 from his annual vacation
in the States.
Mr. C. M. Saville. accompanied by his
wife and son, left on the Cristobal on Septem-
ber 17, for his annual leave in the States.
Among the passengers on the Advance,
which arrived at Cristobal on September 17,
were Mr. T. C. Clear and wife; Major JohnC.
Oakes, Corps of Engineers; and Captain
L. D. Cabell of the Quartermaster's Depart-
ment, U. S. A.
Pilots, Mates, Masters, Chauffeurs.
Examinations for pilots, mates, and mas-
ters; and for chauffeurs, will be held by the
Board of Local Inspectors at Ancon, C. Z.,
on September 27. All applicants for exami-
nation should be present at 8 a. m.
Gorgona Catholic Club.
The Gorgona Catholic Club held a banquet
at the I. C. C. hotel on Saturday evening,
September 16, in honor of the Rev. Father
Rojas, pastor of the Gorgona Catholic Church.
The club was organized in May, 1911, and
now has 60 members.
Gatun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in th.i- pillway of Gatun
Dam is over 69 per cent completed, 155,522
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on Septem-
ber 16. 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.
September 11.......... 152 7.00 1
Sepe'rb.r 12 .......... 140 7.00 1
September 13.......... 160 10.30 2
September 14 .......... 156 10.30 2
September 15. ............. 168 8.00 1
September 16......... ..176 8.00 2
Total . 'U" 51 00 1.50
Prei'oa.o rcp...rted 154,570
Gran.] tGtal 155.522
Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
September 16, follows:

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.
S-ltmber I I 4 24 1.ib1
September 1' 13 C 1.121
September I 1 4 .' I l 8
September 14.................. 3.43 14
September 15 ..... 4.22 :.;
September 16 ................ 3.59 0
Total 24 01 I 4;
Sailing of the "Ancon."
The steamship Ancon will sail from dock
No. 11, Cristobal, for New York on Thursday,
September 28, at 3 p. m.

Monthly Report of the Chairman and Chief
Engineer to the Secretary of %tar.
CLILEbRA, Z. 'eptiemLe r 15. 1911.
7he loJ n.:r.i t il... r. ,\ i iij ,.
I I l'. .. ...:.n' [I.
BIR: I have t-hn h.,n.r t.. -tl.._n it th.: i.)l-
iio'uing ripor .,,t .p, rtin-. cn the Isthmu.-s
for the mi-nih tI AuIu:I. 1oll
Department of Construction and Engineering.
Th Iu.ll'iirine raldlc -,Jumnt'Tlrize- the prnii
cipal it-n- ..i.f Cr.in-ruicriiin tork ic,-ompli-h'.:d
b. the A"tlJrt.:, Crntral -,n I'Pa ifi' Di,
Elon' diirin. the n..'nthi

'c'-i C cse'.i iti--n ilr
Work T''. a iii,.n tdr-

TOL) w*-irk .r c'., '.'ui
Pla'il ec i inciin dr- ...
Pl-nt esc.'.ilr-'rn. w-.i
rot i .ntI S ca tier.n.
Total Caial exca ailiun

Msatnrial placed lu J im i .. .. .... .I
Concrete r pl ice-i in --..:k n damtai.... ...


top pan-l, ha: been ri,.eted in place. On these
l .:' iatc: abrut 75 per cent of the shearhing
plastic have heen fitted and erected, and It'
ptrcc-nt of the rietin done. The ccrre-oand-
ring leave in rthe tn lock hate been erectr-d
tn the height of si-.\ecn pancl-. anld .hiairhelt
up to the -i-,th pant-I Ri tLin, h.- jil-t
C'omnoe'iincd oin these Ii-,te.
Erection work has bccn t artdL at Peidro)
M iLiu:- -_.n thL four 54-foot .-in( h Icaat- ui
the upper guard zgart, the bott':t h gird':rs for
rthrei ItLAves havin b-een placed in thi- lock
c:h'mrnber. The fourth. lc:t of thi- ize _care
ha- Ii,.n crecteiLd '. vun panel- hiih. with the

I nit. Al.intic ,

C u h.c ,.iri
Cut-c n: I.
Cub'l nar.l'
Cut.-c 'art-I -
Cuhic tIrti- ..
Cubhi E I .T-
Cubic ,ird4.
Cubic a.- rdii
Cubc %.,rit; i

Esplosive- ied .. . .... .. ..... r'an iC
Rock drilled ... .... .. .... Ft-A
rick- erini.ril ... .. ..... ... .. -M ile ...
New itrck- li.d ... . .... .. ...... M-Die.
Rock cru.he . ..... ........ ..... Cubtic
Ceimi-nt usJ .... ...... ... H -rTel'
N.-w road built- . ...... ...... .. I | -..
'A er lm.rii Lil ..... .. . ..... -- Fe-
Sewers tiid .. .. ... ...... .. .......... F,-- .
COpen dr.in 3n-il ditches du ..... ....... .. ..... Feel ..
A verge d 'lsh f.'irce . .... ........ .... .
Average rainfall .. .. .. .. .... ...... Iuche,

First Dihision. Office of the Chief Engineer.
N tsi.NR' .\\ri Lr..-Ci TRLiCTTL REs
A; stated in the report for the month .,f
July, the material under c.-ntracr for .iwo rk
de-igned in thi- -uLbdivi-ii-nI i- being inspected
by the force orf the General Purcha-ing Olficerr
in the LInited StatAc :and thUe rectEion %trk
is I-,kin_ done b' the di,.i-i-in cnjincers. Th.-
field work c.,n--iti I uf \al.e tcrt-,i ,iCtrin.
experiments ,lI flou-. ,[ water through di-ffhernt
sized onrict., and thei in-.p.c rtion of biufer
ca-imnc' und..-r fabricatir-n itr thri Gorona
L..ck Gate. aijd Pr,.ilet-e ti.-'racs-L'p t.,
Aul:u-t 21.1, t [..rul 31,; ton: of an- rcri-al
had been atepteil 3at the mill-. 2,4.21 r.nn-
having been fabricated in the rhop- during
the mnrh I.'p t..i Al I~e.t 20, a tcal iof
12.75') rin- of thi; mari-rial had- lbcn slipped
to the Isthmu'.
The first tight hIave for Catuni an-I 'edr.)
lMiiluel uppi.r cuardJ _- it.s, 54 le(t & inches
high. hali c becrin :mpleci>-d in the -hop and
shipped Eght '.1 the 77 l..it le.vii for thli,
upper and] nii.l.llt. ,ateL- ., upper G.Catin L.-c1:
are within thre- per cent of t uimph tion. annd
over lift. per (.ict oil rlthi material hab. bh-cn
shipped t... the l:rhnuu- i the ,prler mnd
mrnddlk gate. at P.drnl Miguel, 71) fi t hich,
45 per crnt o)f thi -hnp ii, hit; ha. bt:cn i,)m-
pleted, although hut 40 pi-r ..-t hti. -i far
been ateelr:,J. and a cry,' -m ll p rc,-nt ice
shipped to the I-rhimin-
At G'atun. .,ne l-if .f the upp-r iu,,rd (. it.
of the upper Ir.cl ha- been c-r:. tei t[, lt lull
heciht, and .ilbui '>1i lp r ( cnt ol th,: -he.iahingi
plait( hla\c bien hli' d in plice, and 20 p,.r
(tent of rh.: ri'.utin;. du.ic. I he uther leaf in
the ajme lI'k hi, bee-n ere.-ted tou it- full
height, with th.: treception irf the top girder.
All interior Iraniin, with the exception of the

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interior framing fitted in place, but not rileted.
.1tinJactry pr.',gre-- ha; been made in the
erection and adjustment. a3: well a- in the
bal-birting-, of the nickel -teel bearing pla tev.
in the ho'lo quu.inz at b.-th -iauiin and PcRir-,
/lU p'I m .* rf i"p.l .',tot' .,fl,,.. r mid
E ':.a! IEi;ti,-',--The in-'pcrion force
under thi- -ulid, i-ion reporting directly to
thi- office ha-. 'arn d I.,r thi t,:chrical matter.
ril.iting t.., inspeottoi, a lIlli -.
il, For the Stone', ate and c, lindriral
v.'lt: muchinc- to be re tld .-t the work: of
rth> manufacturer, purIChaIt'l under Circul.ir
614-I.e--. rapid priore_ i \sa- made than
during the prt. ':'ine mrnr th thri d'l.it hav'irn-
br-en ro'ca'i-,ncd b,'. tard.i il.:liver', iI matiirial
un suborder-. The lajt of the m.i-t.rs. which
art: t ,-i I,: -ubicl-ted i, c m pi itiv t.ii :-i un-ndc-r
thi- circular. Oerr- -hipped ironm the factor;
duiting the mr.inth. Foundlation bllt- andi
a--h.-ri. lor the abose ha:i.e arrived on the
l-thrmu-. and ha.ut been inspected, and it 1i
intcipFatemd that n-.tallati.-n .ill btgirm during
fthi month .f September.
i2 Firi th,: rack rallwa. and i..ther ri-terial
pur' ha,.d under Circular 619-The man-
ula,,_ture of this_ material ha piro( .re -ised -iati.-
I.1 ..rill i, i the tli .:c option -jf the rack
-ctit-n. tri-ulile be-ing e\pericnced by the
manulfa.:turer in ca-tine rhc- :ame. T., date-
n., avard h,-- b1i..n mt-Jde i-n claz-c_- 4. 5. andI
o of tlhi LirL l.ar
I ir For tit. gat': operating machine-, class,
I and miter furcino machines, cla'. 2. pur-
,.h-.d under Circular 627-In=-cction of
th saniple machines of the first cla.-r. i- juast
commen-:ing: prcgres )n the saniple ni machines
of the second cla-s i. making rapid adiance-

Vol. V., No. 4.

ment. and till likely, be completed during the
month of "eptimber.
1,41 For the gate and girder hoisting
machinery for the emergency dams-The
organization is being planned to include this
inspection a- the need shall arise. The draw-
ings required to be submitted by the con-
trar:ror .ar nearing completion, and will be
submitted for approval in the near future.
E'irv(rei:y Diam;-The work under this
subdi-inion in the L'nited States has consisted
prmncipalls in the checking of shop drawings
made b. the contractor a total of 137 draw-
ings having been approved up to August 23.
(if the c'n-truction work in connection with
the emerg,:nci dams, 43 patterns of the
various casing. were completed. and patterns
for 27 additional castings were in course of
During the month. 133 acres of land were
cleared in the vicinity of Frijoles and Mlamei
ior sight- for beacons and reference buoys;
41.1,050 linear feet of truchas were cut, and the
necessary, land for making surveys cleared and
profile trken. Tv.elve gas buoys were located
and referenced between Bohio and Caimiro;
three b-ea'_-.n- were located and referenced
between 'an P-blo and Caimito; and two
light; were located at Balboa.
Atlantic Division.
Ecca'a'.out-Crane Excatatiun in the lower
lock. and shovel excavation for obtaining clay
for back fill vre continued. A total of 594
cubic iarli. of material wad removed bycrane
and hand, and 20 100 cubic yards by shovel.
On .A gust 31, the total excavation amounted
to 5,909,939 cubic \ard;, of which 5.036.519
cubic ,ard. were: removed from the prism. The
excavation in the locks %as 99.78 per cent
Back .ili-Back filling behind the side walls
of the upper, middle, and' lower locks, and in
the center uall of the upper lock. uwa, con-
tinucd. The quantity placed during August
aggregated 7.,,'5U cubic yard- increasing the
total to rSA 46; cubic \ard-.. On August 31,
the back filhnli tas 42.25 per cnit completed
Recr.a nig and lsutini .11a ctrial-The con-
.unlmptin ., rock, -.and, and cement during
thel month e.ceeided the rcceipts b, the fol-
li-wing re-pective amounts. 18,392 cubic
.ardi 3.11I cublic .ard-, and 1'9,888 barrels.
lMix,,4 and Plac.in Pluiat.-Both plants,
and all portable n'-i\er;. were kept in satis-
lact,.ri operation during the month
Pod-' P.a.: aLid P:o:pi--The operation
ol the power plant and pumps was satisfac-

Iron and S,'Il ll..t-Durina the month,
343.3 ion- of fixed teel. 82 tonr of reinforcing
rails, and 35,462 left of reinforcing rude. were
pla,.ed and 30u linear lect uf electrical track
w Lre laid
Cenae'. I ll.k--There ias a decrease of
4.117;. cubic yardss in the amount of concrete
laid, as compared with the figures for the
preceding month. The daily. average for the
27 working da's *s 2 478 ( ubic yards, as
cbmparcd with a daily, acrrge daring July
ol 2.S42 cubic '.ards. The total amount of
concrete placed 'luring the month was 60,928
cubic yards, including 4.416 cubic yards of
large .t-one. The bucket measurement ex-
ceeded the place measurement by 374 cubic
yards. O( the total concrete 4,562 cubic
yards were placed in the upper lock, 17,608

September 20, 1911.


cubic yards in the middle lock, and 44,758
cubic yards in the lower luIk. The concrete
work for the entire lock system Ata- 7S.13
per cent completed at the end ol A.ugust..

Permanent Auxiliary
Plant Plant
Length of working day (hour)j..' I1I 2. 8 50
Average number of hours per
day worked, per strand of
cableway laying concrete and
large .tone (a,-tual working
time) ....... ............. 6 06 .. .
Average number oi mixers per
day................ ....... 7 00 2 00
Average hourly output per mixer
(actual working ime) cu. yd;. 50 417 I 61.1
Average amount of concrete and I
large stone laid per hour. per
strand of cableway lactunl
working time)cu Ids........ 31 .
Large stone laid. cu yds .. 3J li5t 0)
Concrete laid cablewaya cu ds 37 02 .......
Concrete laid. through chute in-
to dump cars. cu yd. .. .... ...'.430
Concrete laid. derricks. cu ydv 4 1.6
Concrete laid, dump cars. eu ydc ...... OfS8
Concrete laid portable mixri . 2 100

Total amount of concrete and3
lrgestone lad cu $J,J .

50.788 1 511

Construction during the month increased
the toral fill as determined by cro-,s sectionss
of the material in place by 491.1S cubic
yards, making the total amount in place
15,311 792 cubic yards.
Hydraulic F/ll-The dredges incre-_jed the-
hydraulic fill b' 259,389 cubic yard-. Thi-
total hydraulic fill in place Augu-t 31 i\as
7,996.328 cubic ,ards.
Dry Fill--Material received from the Cen-
tral Division and steam shovel No. 134.
amounting to 232.426 cubic yard-_, %as plai-..l
on the north and south toes ol the Dam, ca:t
and west of the Spillway, making the t,..tal
dry fill in place 7,315,464 cubic 3ardr.
Excavation-In preparing foundation. of
the Spillway dam. 747 cubic yard- of rock
were removed by hand. On Augus. 31. the
total Spillway excavation amounted to
1.585,608 cubic yard;
Concrete-The work of placing concrete
was continued the amount placed during the
month aggregating 5,050 cubic yards, which
increased the total to 155,731 cubic yards .
The concrete work for the Spill tay was 0i.S.S
per cent completed
Hydroelectric Plant-On Augu-t 15, exca-
vation was commenced on the ite of the
power house, and continued to the cloue ol
the month 20,625 cubic yards of earth being
Excaratron Below Sea Level at .1Mndi-
During the month twIlosteam -hovels removed
20,728 cubic yard of earth and 44.31.3 cubic
yards of rock from the Canal prism
Dredging from the Ocean It .litnds-Five
dredges removed 324,156 cubic ards of earth
and 43.300 cubic yards of rock from the Canal
prism. In addition, dredge 'No. 86 placed
4,989 cubic yards of material in the Colun
fill, which was completed on August 4. On
August 31, forty feet of water could Le carried
from zero to zero plus 2,000 leet, 35 feet to
mile 3 plus 3,600 feet: 30 feet to mile 4 plus
650 feet: 20 feet to mile 5 plus 2,433.9. feet,
at the junction with the French canal.
Forty-eight thousand four hundred and
twenty-one cubic yards of rock were excava-
ted, of which amount 44-,958 cubic yards were

placed in Th.: brk .kivati..r. and 3,463 cubir
:.'ard- in tr i k Fll Th.:- d.'.ub r t k tr,.c ilr -
ea- e\tr-n'.,Il 04 ; linear fe'Lt. I li \liu U.lt 31.
the trci l. eniu -Jr i.dd r.ol'l t fr-,,i ;shur. The
tot.il arnliuunt i.f r'.k i lrt:ln g: -l anid dunipt I .n
the %%_-t br,.,kittd r in i .\Augit 1. 1 11 j. I
643.'s7; cubic '.ard- During th,- ni.-nrih.
4 ;0 cull i c ,"aIrd .%,-re dlredet-d anil duI, mpe-..,
incrta..in thr- h .t' -.1 ci., r,7 177 cub_, '.ards.
The: amounirit of .1r, tIll ila. i.l to S r-ptrenib,-r I
aas 454.40-10 cuhc ar.1
PERFORPIA'Ce OF saC C-catui. i-L \t
Leng' hol .wrking 'lay-houir- 00)
A.-rtce nrrir.cr of hour- -'urkiJ p .J av 3 QS
:XArae .? niril.t-er ul cuLic ,,'a[d .trT hour rl'
working i.i ,' . In l.6r
A itr.aie nurL,,L r ot .I !.. r, J c-- ...r '..i kin
hour .. .. . .. i .3'. .0
Ma' imum d io put. i5 h ur- .I.r niErnutei
Cu r, .. .. . . 1.l 0" o
Av.-ra;.c -t d o put ii2 da:5 cu .1t 1 5- i10
.A, r ce hour i,, oipiit i,.'i.J 21 o.0 ur1 10 rriI n-
iteS cU ds . ... 0c i
Toial output or ihe moniih c 4t 2. 6O
ANT.I, Y-. 'NE, %\ND :FiNIEN[ C-Ek'ICF
In cooin-ti'ti-ri Ih [hi;, -er\ i e., pl inr
steamed e ) 511 riilr-, h.iriileil 625 harce an.d
carried 2.2411 p.-:c cn.'cr-
NOIMBI:E DE tillt-i.
Duriri the month. 55 birLc: -.ntairlin
27,7S cubir '.ards ..,I -sand. -er,: -hipp~l. to
GM I, hi IP.L E.M.I E E URII,.
The rse-rrvx lirs, i3ater mi3inf ._.ir:- roid.,
aniJ oil pip lines 'cerc mint nrJ in-I v\-
tend.-,d as rli(llire-.i t' :acIIltare c,.inirruc ti.on
"i urk
Central Division.
During the month r.l Au-,i]t. th-i t.:.rj.l
amount ol m.ii-ri r\ a..I.ia l in thI, t-,nrral
Dir.ii-inn wa.- 1 ,4 4 1 '4 4 riibi. i', r.-, .i which
101,4s5 cubic ,ards iter- ..l- ilifi l a- earth
and 1.27 2,,S0I: ..ulii,: .,..rI- a- rock Of this
qu ntrry,. 1.442 4112 c iiic ,'arrd ker:remrn-ved
b., -reini -.h. ,lIs. antd *- ,ntra.:t.r rcmno\ed
9 072 .:uhi: ,arn b. h 1 L -licing,; a ld 11.920
cubic i.ar, hby hand. Ihc total- .464.294
cubic ,.ar.l-- .: .n-i t-,i t 1 primary -excaj.a ion
fur the Canal prism
The -d .l, a'.erige rini-bcr of -t.-- a l ho-itels
at iork during hit,, mrnnth a_-. 40.60, and the
total number ,-i -hovel dlat\ ias I.09., .as
compared iilh 40 70 -hovcel] at work during
the month ofl Jul kith I Ul 7 -hovel da\s.
For conipari-..n v ith the \ti-rk done by-
steam -,h,,lr- ilurin-, the correspondling
month -I f the pr,:t ioe u- ',cr, the fullov. ing
tablc has bcen prepared

Peonr ,'l-ac .va Clae' tatlo f ut '. T
P~nid | |,.,l I -'*ter'l .=. ;

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A.ut tr-'' -'" i". : r 4 ;'" 1 i-'d" H,. -i i' 1 ,

R.rinf.ill ia minnire 191'i ii n;I int I1 i-a-
The above Trale: hi s th,- a\'erage output
per rhhotel ti have ber-n 0.12 p>r cent greater
in August. 1910. than in th,: curre.rspnding
month uf the pre-cnt y,:ar
The total animount of material cxi avated
froin the pri-ni in Ithe Culclbra e.-ti-in of the
Central Di'i-in in Aucuit. 1911-1.442.402
cubic- ,ard--v.-as the hich'-st r,-cord in that
s-ection for the month of August. the pr-evious
high rec,orrd for the month having btcen in
August, 1010, when 1,377,714 cubir yardss
were removed
The total estimated amount of material to
be removed in the Central Division, according

to the re\ i-ed e-timatti of Iult,- 1. 1011. %\a-
ilt 1'Jl.296 cubic :id-. ant up ti J i pt- I l:.er
I. 1911. 80,162 o46 cubit. : r. li- h d bcen
rc m,.nied. le \ ing 21 .3t-N65I cubic ', ard. to
l. r.mo lOd in order Tru complete all e\a- a -
ti. in rhe Central Di-.i-i. n. Fruni r the c
ficurr-, it -.,ill I-. ieen that 7; .74 per I ':nt -.f
all ,.*,: nl riuh n in th ( Central lil ii-i n h.idl
b:-..n i .mpl, Id it i r hil-- up f th, ninth
,I .A1-. -i, and 21.26 per cent ir ni.,initd
i- n. -in pl.:rtid
i '.,n-id'ring lIhr rTC u r.crtion- 'Ahich com-
po'e thie C'.ntral Diti-run. the i'.,';a'aii.,n
comprn tie. soil that to be completed, at the
cl,,c r.I ,\uu-r .pi.r riiitns was. as fllow-
:'."-IERA SEC- TON. Clu. id, .
Cuomr i .l -t -.I 2t 5 ISll
TO t.,. .omi.lri.-t l .. 2 1-'1 t WU
C.-nrplr.- I I I -t. '4r
rT. c-, ..-Jr-I-..r 4 o-0 :43
From th,- alb'.e fi-ur.-. irt will bl: -ccfn that
the Culebra -ec[i'n, 1. ..ill. kn:.,ni a- the
"Culeibra Cut." a :s 7i. 5 p'r tent uicrriplilted,
wiith 23.3 f p-r cent toL b,: cn-jml-teid;: the
t hagrc-i -t i-n i a 0. 9r (4 p.rer C:tnt co.mpitiL-d,
'.aith 3 0 p'-r cent to be ,'.,nipl :tt'd
DurinL the month. 37,70S rub ir-1, of%
niiatrid itLrtc haul-di from thci Can.il pri-m
an.d lunipred in the embanknmInr fir the rid-
h'ed of the relocated Panama railr:'..I The
ti-tal air'.unt ,ol 'poil from the Ce trial Diti-
sion used for thi- purpose at the cl,,-e ul the
m.,nth was 3.O21.311 uli cyird-. The Central
itr i-ion ali.-i id li cred .at tGatun 2 5.231
cubic ,.ard it rock and .-arth I..r u- in the
constructionn ,f the Dim. makirin the rut.l
f...r thlii- purp[ .,c .it th.- end '.- Au. U-t, 1.22S.-
Oo07 Lubi,- a3rd-
ITheI d'ai atcrage number i.I lab.'.rer at
v..rk -in the \\,h l ,i. i-ition during the nionrh
sas ;..i36, and the dail% au\'rag6e numb,-r .-*
oil edemplo' es is as 797.
Pacific Diilon.
ELa-.,';a-ru .- Thc utal it .:* iv',iti-- n during
the month amounted ito I5r.0.o3 clti,: ,ard..
Filling .ij,d En.'alt na',-i.- Durin' .Auz;ut,
24 S 12 cubi.: sard- ..i. dr% filling z ,.re added
ti[. the prism of i[h, ,:--=t dJam at Pe.drn
Mi iuel, incrca.irng the, t.t il amount of
material in place at the Il,-- iof the month to
Au10.52' cubic \3rd-. Th,: back fill at P-dro
Miguel Aas inrta-eidl hy 22,0.' ciub.- '.,ar ,s.
the total in place .r the ind ...f thte month
amountrn- tu. 320,11 cubic 'lards
Ar lMiraflore-. J2.203 cubic .ard-s rere
added I to the dry fill in the toe-, and 25000110
cubic .yards t.. thI h, drauli: fill in the core
ol the \we-t dam making the totals at the
end of the month 943.117 cubi.- .ards and
S."r_9') cubic Nardn. res-pterLively The back
fill ias increased L.o, 0,117 cubic .ard,, the
tr.tal cggregatina 1l1.058 cubic \ards at the
cnd of the month.
Pedro Mivit:, L.cki -The -ent. ral back
filling, behind the west wall was continued, a.s
Sas al-so the filling in ,of the middle sall The-
MlcClintic-.Mar-h.ill Contr, tiin Cumnipan',
i-ommenced erection of the upper lock cates
on Augl.ist 7.
Crnii'erte I'Work-The total amount of con-
orete and large -t.n,: liid -it Pedroj %Migu'il
was 20.73o cubic .ird., am ic-mpared a th
1'0,9U0 cubit ., ard.-.- during Jul,.. The -.:ncrete
was placed, as I.'lluw- Si\ th-,uand fite
hundred and even cubiL yard- in the -east
twall. I6 593 cubic 'ard, in the E n--it %all;
6,4S4 cubic '.'ard. in the center wall; 202 cubic


yards in the floors; and 950 cubic yards in
the southwest wing wall.

Permanent Auxiliary
Plant. Plant.
Length of working day (hours).. 8.00 8.00
Average number of hours per
day, worked laying concrete
and large stone (actual work-
ing time .............. 4.11 5.17
Average number of mixers per
day........................ .......... 5.15
Average hourly output per Cu.Yds. Cu.Yds
mixer (actual working time)... .......... 28.13
Average amount of concrete and
large stone laid per hour. per
chamber crane latu l working,
tim e ....... .. 41.92 ........
Large stone laid............... ........ .......
Concretelaid................ 4,650.00 16,086.00
Total concrete laid.......... 4,650.00 16,086 00
Permanent plant consisted of two chamber crane.
placing. No mixers.
Auxiliary plant consisted of three 2-cubic yard mx-
ers. and a daily average of 2 194-cubic yard mixers, A
d ,ily :n-ragd ol 2 0. 1-cubi.: yard mixers discharged
directly ino forms, balance of concrete placed b:
chamber cranes, and with locomotive cranes and de r-
ricks, averaging 3.07 units daily.
Miraflores Locks-The McClintic-Marshall
Construction Company commenced the erec-
tion of berm crane "E" on the east berm of the
locks. Chamber crane No. 4 was placed in
operation August 2 laying concrete in the
middle wall. Dry excavation in the lower lot k
was continued, and steam shovel excavation
for the solid portion of the upper gdide wall
was completed. Filling was continued in the
east and west toes of the west dam. During
the month, the amount of iron placed aggre-
gated 306,073 pounds.
Concrete Work-The total amount of con-
crete and large stone laid was 57,003 cubiL
yards, as compared with 32,840 cubic yards
during July. The concrete was placed, as
follows: Five thousand two hundred and
thirty-nine cubic yards in the east wall;
25,498 cubic yards in the west wall; 23,73J
cubic yards in the center wall; and 2,536
cubic yards in the floors.

Length of working day (hours)..
Average number of hours per
day worked laying concrete
and large stone (actual work-
ing time)...................
Average number of mixers per
Average hourly output per mixer
(actual working time) ........
Average amount of concrete and
large stone laid per hour, per
berm, or chamber crane (actu-
al working time)............
Large stone laid.... ....
Concrete laid ...............
Total concrete laid..........




Average number of cubic yards crushed per
working hour . .. 34S. I
Total output for the month. :ubic yard- 58.62.00.
The follov.ing is a statement of the fie-
dredges which were in operation during the'
month, and iof the amount of material ex,-
vated hydraulically.


Cardenas... ....... ...... Dipper
Mirmot .. ..... Ijd.der
Badger ... ........... Ladder..
Mole ... ...... Ldder
Culebra. . Suction..
Total ........ I . .
HEldraulic excavation ... .... .
GrsnA Tot li ... I..... ..

*E.xcavate.J from Can-l c.r

of the reGiment of infantry, which is expected
during rht latter part of September.
The value of material received from the
United States during the month was $539,-
S40.0, as compared with $90'3,323.75 during
August, 1910. Supplies during the month

----- Rack Total. Remarks.
Earth Rock Earth Rock.
Cu 1", 'i,. ,. Cu lia. Cu. I'ds Ctu I'd
'., I.i ....... .. . 4 4 Place measurement
111 ,, . ..1 .. ... 111.-'"- : Place measurement
lt' 4- . .. .... 10i 4:6 tice measurement
1 '5 I ... 'I i Scow measurement
S......... 21 t.l Scow measurement
rf w',' i 13.t: .. I ......... V' 5-1
'. .... . .. 14C9 4 P1'ice measurement
SIri i. 1425 '3t ... I 6 5

Asm -n.uth of Miirailorer lock sirE

Appro\iimatrl, 41.7011t cubio yard-l. ,f -and
incre el\c'. ated at PuntaC -ham, and celi ere'.1
at Balboia.
Relocation of Panama Railroad.
During the month, 371,076 cubic \ard-. of
material tere e\ca\atied, increa-ina the total
e-ca'.ation at the close of the month
to 8,225 018 rubi- yardd: and 3'00,766 cubic
tard iof material et-re placed in embank-
ment, increasing the total for thi- purpose
to 13 972,202 cubic yard-'.
The average daily number of steam ,hevel;
at work was 9.41, and the total number of
working days \\as 27.
For comparison tith the work- dune b\
steam shovels during the preceding month.
and during tht- correponding month of the
previous year, the following table hai been

cl'ssification of "
Period tea tbI m,.enal. 7, I, ;z-
shovels '-----r----iB
Rock I Earh '

inent Auxiliary 1910 Cu Vds. I Cu. yds. Cu. Yds C. '.
ant. Plant. Augi ? 5'41 t zl(i 101. 1 .I '2" I 'I
------ 1911
8.00 8.00 July. I 339 76.1 I251 9" "s'. 2 .25 1 i .'4
Aug. 35 163 .4' ; 31 I- l"0 ) I 2" 1 415

6.55 6.30 During the month, 954 feet if teniporar,
trestle were driven, and work on bridges and
Yds. Cds. C s. Yds. rulverts Aa, continued N(, permanent
track w-a laid during the month, the amount
42.19 38. f 70-pound and 90-pound track remaining
at 134,698 linear feet. and 42.043 linear fei.t,
60.28 ...... respecti\el., as previous\ reported The
S------- force averaged 2.285 men in addition toe
85.0660 ,'718.00 those employed by contractor,.
85.00 3.718.00 Ouariermaster's Department

Auxiliary plant consisted of a daily average of l.h I
4-cubic yard mixers, discharging directly into forms.
and a daily average of 1.93 2-cubic yard mixers, tthe
output of which was placed by chamber cranes.
The reservoirs, water mains, sewers, roads,
and oil pipe lines were maintained and ex-
tended, as required to facilitate construction

Length of working day hourr) . .
Average number of hour pcr day actual
working tirn ... ... .... ..... ..
Average number of cublec bard, cruehedl per
hoar of working day


Five hundred and -evcn ilar.-rerr n'r,.-
rcct-eved from Barbados during the month

There was an increa-e of 7U0 \\e-t Indians
occuping Commission quarter- during the
month. On account of the approaching
abandonment ofl the Tabernilla-San Pablh,
district, no more assignments of married
quarter- will be made in that district t.
Three gangs of carpenters, and .nc: gang of
painters, were employed at Las Ca'eada.-
making the necessary repairs, alreratiion.
and moving buildings for the accommodation

ei-re delivered by 34 -teamers, the total
weight ol car:co a3gregating 32,151 tons, ex-
clusive of 850,744 feet. board measure, Doug-
Ia,- fir limber; teS0,007 feet. board measure,
yellow pine lumber: 253.457 feet, board
imea-ure, ahite oak lumber, 663 pieces of
piling., and 23U cross-ties.
Subsistence Department.
The operation of the European laborers'
me'ses, the colored laborers' kitchens, and
the line hotl I -.h..ed a net profit of $4,277,89.
The operation of the Hotel Tivoli showed a
net profit of S1,433.34, and there was a net
le-s on restaurants, penitentiary, tugs, and
dredgees .-f S24 01. The net profit on sub-
sistence operations was $5 687.22.
Department of Civil Administration.
During the month, 37 civil and 50 criminal
cases -,.cre di.pos.ed of in the Supreme and
Circuit Courts, and 6t.1 ci il and 559 criminal
ca-es in the Di)itrict Courtn
Mlone order -ale. flor August amounted to
$42u.123.54. and the fees to $1,859.02.
Receipt- from .tamp and card sales, and
neapa-per pou-tage aggrcgated S5,978.60. The
total collection of revenues made by the divi-
sion \asa S7.-17 30, and the collection on
.iccjunt -if ourt fines, costs and fees,
Tuentr'.-eight vt-ssrk- entered at. and 27
vessels lh-ared frum, the port of Ancon; and
26 ve-sels entered at, and 24 vt-sels cleared
from, the port of Cristobal.
The total number of person- arrested was
548, of whom 49s were men and 50 women.
TvIent,'-hfi- nation-, or 49 separate states
an.i dep ndenci:irs v.ere represented. The
total nrnmber of arrests for the month was a
decrea:.e of 1 3. a, compared %%ith July. Thir-
teen con. iCts were committed to the peniten-
tiary, and 15 .re discharged, leaving 142 in
confincmrent at the close ol the month. The
cost if guardingg and -uh-iating the convicts
wa. S2.977'.50. and the value of their work on
Canal Zone roads $2.212 05.
Eight fires were reported in the Canal Zone
during the m,.nth as compared with 13 in
.1j1) The damage to Commission property
was $133, and to private property $5 000.
In the city of Panama the average daily
consumption of water was 1,383.288 gallons
and in Colon 904.,901 gallons.
The usual inspection and maintenance

Vol. V., No. 4.

September 20, 1911.


work of this division was performed during
the month.
Department of Sanitation.
The total number of deaths from all causes
among employes was 38. These were divided,
as follows. From disease 2o, and from vio-
lence, 12. giving the annual average per thou.
sand of 6.27 and 2.90, respectively
The annual average death rate per thout'and
among employes for the month of August
in previous years since American occupation
was, an follows-
1904 .13 3
1905 .. . .. . 7
1906 . . . . .62 12
Q07. ...... ......... .2;1.50
1908 ... . . ... 11 39
1900 . 10 28
1910........ .. 13 04
The annual average death rate per thou-
sand in the cities of Panama Colon, and the
Canal Zone. including both employes and
nonemployes, %ias 20.31
The annual average death rate per thousands
for the month of August among the same clast
of population for previous ears %a-;, ,1-
1905 51 05
*O r,4 I2
1907 .33 ii
1908. .26.05
1900 .16 20
1910 1't 85
Segregating the vhite, I'rm the black_, the
annual average death rale per thou-and from
disease among emplove v. as For whites.
6.45; blacks, 6 23. giving i general average
of 6.27. For the ,.ame month during 1O00, the-
annual average death rite per thousand Irum
disease was.- Whitc 6 19: black:. 6.11), ci.inc
a general average of 6.12, and for the -ame
month during 1910- Whites, 5.2s. bla.-ks.
8.11, giving a general average oi 7 .5.
Among employes during rhe ionth, death,
from the prirn.ipal di-ea-e; were. as Ioll:iw'.'
Chronic nephritit, 3: haemoglobinuric fv-yr,.
4: lobar pneumonia. 4; malaria tter, E A.. I;
tuberculosis, 4. tsphoid lever, 1, lea'.ing a
balance of 9 deatht- from all other disease'.
and 12 deaths from external vileni-:.
Nineteen cases of diptheria weti' reported
during the month, 14 from the Canal ZLne.
3 from Panama, and 2 from Colon, Lith one
death. The type of the dicsase continued mild,
and there was a marked decrease in the
number of case, treated.
No cases of yellow fever. smallpo', or
plague were brought to. or originated un the
Isthmus during the month
GEO. \V. GOETH L1., Cliavrrit.it.

Society of the Chagres.
The recently organized association of um-.
ployeswho have completed six ycars' sLtr\ ic
on the [-thmus will be known a.s "The bucietu.
of the Chagres." The emblem ni the ociery
will be a circular pin, nine-siteenihs of an
inch in diameter, shoving on a black back-
ground, surrounded by a narrotn gold border,
six horizontal bars in gold. On the back of
the pin will be engraved the name of the
society, the name of the member ousung the
pin, and the date on which the latter entered
the service. On the 16th instant. -_event *.-five
charter members had been enrolled

Stephen H. Alton emplo, ed at Porto Bello,.
died at Colon Hospital on September 9. He
was 41 years of age, single, and had been on
the Isthmus fourteen months, having come
from California.


Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associ-
A banqitet in honor of Mr A B. Dickson vill be
held t iti; Emprire. hotel on Friday night September
2!. It 4 30 o clock Mr. D]ik:.an h-- beer promoted
from :.': l ir' 'if ithe. Empire clutiOij..: to supp rin-
Itendient of all the clubhouses untler there Commiassion.
Tr.e oili.oal .-:ore Ior Tre itt1 arinl tenpin lcedage upa
to Saturday. September it follow,
Won Lo;e P. C
Criist tal 12 t 667
Etnpir.. 1; o 66;
GCrgaona. 12 667
M jrines i 9i 500
G-,min : 388
Caulebri- 1 i 2,00
The moving :re s..h, dul lor thu ek ni Sep-.
tember 25 to .311 i d. follows l.ln in Coroz.il
Tu,-sda- Erinuire, V,..in'inei~.. Cuileiri Th,.r.li' .
G '..nn Fr-,tiv. Crit-al al S.,t srdii G.-.rgona
A -m'okrr 'va hl'l in it.- uninj-ium of irei
Coroze clubhou e or Tuo-tlt- evertine. Sepcrtmber 12.
Th r.rc.;gtr m c-ansit;.d of ii, ,i.t on Lth pitrillIl .a-ir:
by Batr .and K.rarmer., a o.:Al ,l.al bv MrS KIsamer. .an
ac:rou.ati: .: bh S ir'l'ton ,I Indiain ..lub -A.ngirni
b i Mr. Kr.m-r TIn,, ta.s .ill%..e,'l It hidrutlfl
-i.ta.e a'-t bi Ml--:r Btth ind PhIforrd ani MNIr.
Holmes ion, lulded tihe rogrim tttn a i'incs in.-:ing
art Relresrimenti and *:ini til ended the ev.-ning a
enrt.rti.nril. t Cine n -unidred -in.] a ilt',' tr- rin er
rlea t ri.
CUt'L rb RA.
A --conil timne or iti.e- b\ aitrde- ia htegunri uitr
the P[orto BI]l., t--..iTi.On it t week's aeto Culalbri
',tn ithe i'.rt garin
Thr v, lle'Ib.all it.u' betu.-:n the -i.,i Ln1t engineers
.ind it: married 'nr-n r.l TaL ,J,,. tenirt S-ptem-
her 12 r-.' .ile-l in i ior of the loriner by the -.,are of
Inde. il' ri: t n. n:-. t '.g nri r i n .%-n Ibr e
tl' : l.iln-r '- -nor, i 0r b i.
Thr TlnEilo pl. t.urf l rl a:'rlli,?p[ ill he iinii on
Friday', nichi -'R.Dt ntire 2. .n.ii 1 .a siiir.1'. n.ght.
.1 fit u *iIJ i ,iu l'.., d
Thei Guor.ionr l.,c fling teiam ,tii..k thiti.. L'JtiLe: at
h.:' anitr Iri)m -uluebra 'ri S ur-i i e rnirjn i 'ollIoA'
Gary-ai ro '"ulhbr
'Jti' 1f4 i s 1;4 M en il 1 2 I'
Ain.-il. I I 1 ,4 Dri'.nll lr, 26h 1iN
i'ir 1,i 1' 141 h'.afrne.r 1" 143 I '1
S Irn 1 ". 123 161 'H-ti tter l.1; 1S4 1if)
Hi JIermnari Il 1 5 BiTi r r [ 4 !o l 110
Total 0 :25 :.22 ;6h ;IS 701
Aoijt tven[t \rrete present in g,'i cla sr \on-
li,' .ari. Thir-.li ntCh i oil lat '-'-Ik Appanirtu
work h-ia. t_.-in t.ken up by hbir ail ,.< aid becirirming
il n .-.:.in,a. Sepitermbr 1 .i mort a.Jtanced line o
woik w.'Il he adtricte-d
in the third game c'ont'it oI tlke VO.illng ]league Oi1
thl1 I...: l all-s i h r hime team toa ok three came; Irianm
Colebra Foillonini are the si.'rce
ot g.me 'nr1d v ime id gimne.
Cailehra ,i :s I n
Gorgonan 741 3i') 31
The following coretA of 201. or over. %ere boelca
during the i. pjt iv.ek Duckpins-RodehiFaro I0i1.
I0j 103 10;. 12'6. Pli.iter. II.5 10 Dantelson I Ir.
Kisnc 113 Grund 10i2 Tenr.,n--Dats. 216. Giatell.
3 Sn -vd.:r 20M Rodeghtero 214
ThI league games baoled on the lu*,: al ll o
Stiurda.', Sep:itmber 16, r lulled in Empire itnnian,
thrLe games from C'imp Elliott a allowss
Empire Camr Elliott
Pinney 1311i 1i2 I4 %t Dotvell 1I 1231 Iou
Giavelli 111 194 I2I Truprle 105
Andere,,n 14u0 1: 153 Clcu. 16$ 14r,
Davis 1 '6 14W 14 Austin 13t0 1 0 123
P.rkiu 16S 179 14 Mlartin 120 131 1;S
.1nke 156 ISO
Total 3'7 884 7T9 684 736 ;81
Ov ing to other entertainment l during the ueek the
liter'ary .o"let ill rpoupone the regular meeting.
The next ni,.ting r ill hb on Frji night S-..tember
)On Sunday r irti ng Septmnl.er 34. there will be
informal %tinglg it P 1) r. clock
On oattirdat ei'ening September if,. J L. M alone
ex-ch-imp;on pool anu .iltliard cla,.er of the Lntel.1
states gate ali exhihition on the Empire tables.
plating Nle;rs Smith. \Vood an.d Sheets a 200-point
game and winning 200 to 154. At pool Malone
played Pearson and McKeever a 7i-r.oint game. the
former winning j75 to 46 After the games. Malone

gave an exhibition I flann and in.truilie shot in
both pool and billiards \bout 200 men were present.
A "smoker will be Ohld c.n Th.-r ",lay. September 28.
The subject lot debate on \\'edric.iy night. Sep-
tember 2;. at the litrar' and d'-bating lub '.ill bL:
Rciol'ted that the uin aiiiaie r.:ler:rilin..m nd r1e ill
constitute the bet form of government for the 'it ate
i-in FridJ.v nmht Septembcr 22 J L MNalne the
po.'l an-Id lllird expert %ull giv-.. an exhibli,-,..n of
in,-,' pool and billiard pl. nig bregnmrng at ?a p m.
Malone ", ill r.lc, igant three le.Sin g bti.lird playerti.
combined in the Cristobal V NI C A and alo again.-
two 1k' dintg pool plailer
C-tn Saturda, night the G-.rtonna bowling te-am will
boul at Crstr 't.l.
The s-:orrq of the GCttun-Critobal geanic bowled
he-re last week are a" fallow,
Ga tu Cir stobil
Gr'eie trCio I i I r, C.-ib'un 143 162 tr1
i Mtear.a Ia: li6 I" Thoma 1220 167 148
-rianit-erlain 21t I1 3 1 r Burin. T. 202 16S 182
Gallo r i02 1' 4 147 Bullard 177 201 162
Ban.e iUJ Is. I 1S1 Lou.,h 126 19o 205
Ti..ial i 001 :a2 :38 7;4 s9; 858
The i'llotvino ir.: ihle ri-ulla of the lear ue izmes
t>oiled at laitun iith the Crituibal tea.il'
Gitlun I-rr. :t _'-il
Hotdges-. li'19 18 138 Barrett 156 .t01 155
Mlyer' 115 111 BI.:kburn 2t 1::3 173
D.:MNoi I 6 141 10S C. 'in 1ini 2 I; 1 1 .i0
Sevtern I7; 18> It.E a t.birt 140 1 t, I t.
D Isrand 14r, 14. 1 ,l FurL]r.i I tr. Ihl 124
Carr 101
Total ':93 :s3 SEU ';,'A M64 780
fr ri-lobl \,on the oe

N\DER--( Hi'BFR-., tr Hotel T, .-l ir
An.c-n on SePriirihb'r t1 E' I ai '%. t.u.ib Io. Alr.rIn C.
Snd.-rr. the Rev Dani. I l.utiianc. -:rfficaiting r iderice..
Paina i-i.
WALSH-TRINITit-On S'r.-Irnmbr 12. 1911 at
ther Irnmarnldate Cort.'. -iion 'ithnrli Church. i-olI.n
Iarr- L \\ allh to Her.r.. Itt R Trinit; both ol Ba=li-
nit'. MN. Re.. J.. ,- i' Vol uitfic,ia n,-t Cinal Zone

FA'V-l'ON NR-i A (.t'l-hra on. St-ptelrnr I I 2.
Mliry, Connor of South t ini.he:l. r Conn to Arthur
E F'i ol Ro:ktPle. l ninn hlie k t'I thi r 'Cullrnis
orficiatint Canl.] Zone. riltirn,,- i ul- lit
ST.APLF"'-ARCHERL-At T,her.rnll on Serptem
.er 10 Edith LullJ Arche,r it, Thomras it Slapl-I. the
R.,t \V H D ,:e. r ..nhirii: n --.nal Zaon; re irieir.:e
IMOFF-AT IM.GOW.\N-.At ncon on Seprember
I1 NMariart B NM.:Go.u n oal lin.nnainni Ohio to
Ditid H lMoffat. of Cncinnatr Olio the Rev Danu:l
Quin-no otficLating Canil Zon frd'en'.:L Bal3jit

Band Concert.
A band :onrt -ert iili be .i' 'n bi h.: li hnlnranl Canal
Comm-s.ion Band at Emp.re C. Z on sunday Sep.
ber 24 191 I at 6 p m The Dror;i-an iollo'v.
I .Mair:b--.;icnt,: Reetes
.2 SeleCct'un--7 ie . -, llard Reinhardt
3. RetrTe--i!.rFt rhaihrt l.airrton
4 O.C rtuirt--i,/Pii/g \'o'ii, ,iand .' P .iginh
Ilt1 l'iit S "uppe
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i. NlrJlr ol rr_,ipidlar nngc:-fr ,teit H, Lamrip
Q Mar-i- t-ito', -.em Siege:,;u7er Vo''n Blon
CHAE.ic E JENNIiGS .th.lta rtcLoawr.
The next ,onceit will hre gien at La Cascadas. C Z
on October 1 .it 6 r. m
Tide Table.
The I'olloo .nc taIbl,' how, the tirniaa oa high and Ic...
.tde; It Pnamiria lohrthe neek rniling Septemnber
19o1 1 75th meriiasn time,:

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I \ NM NI M. P M P M.
September i11 ? .3 q 40 2 ', 9 0t0
September 22 3 1 0 30 3 35 rj 50
September 2 3' 1 7 in 10 4 2'0i i) 11i
September .4 4 in 10 53 5 o i 1 l
September I 15 11 .I 5 4It II 50
Septemb'.r -6 53 52 '2 1 i 6 20
Septeirmbe.r 2 12 3ii 6 i1 11 40 6 5

Lost-Ar Cul-bra tin September 13 a double ca;e
gold %at.ch unth Canal medal iob Return t, ..f e ol
the Chairman. Cijulbra



Requests for Sanitation l\ork
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C -i.,i al F..i II.

.Actiln DI.lion Enginter. Pacific DIlision.
I:,,,I i i C Z S-rtem- ber I). 1011

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in Charge of Third Pi1i-.ion.
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Efr'rv.' 'v Sept-Eimber I;. ]t1o 1 Ir f'-u, i. Fr1. er.
J.1uii r Lncine.-? r 'ill bte in charile -.I II.: h tork 01 the

Third Dvi'i.)n .1i the Oi..:e of the. Chief Engineer
during thli rL,-.,n.:c of Mr C I 71 llit A::r;ITnt
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14 3
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vater 1s5 0 r I I4 r4 nil

Sale of Buffalo Gasoline Lngine.
OrfiCE OF DrPI i.ui.b 1TEF-lt.-TER.
M-.i 1 lI.iPI i- / r u rrt-',iT.h-r 14. nI'l 1
a .J t..,.j .. iII L" r .'. i" ,Il th.: I..:. :i it ..:
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1t.at' C. Z

FOT.t.-c.A IFB P () E card. irade out to Cary
P Tiylor A-dre;; R C. Shia.,t. G.orgoni. C Z.


Thie folloitmi i, lisat oi the -:alings of the Panama
R:]lroa.1 Stean'l-hip Comn-pani, of the Royal NMIil
Stieam Pa.ket Companri: of the Hamrburg-American
Line. and ot th- Unite:d Fruit Company's Line: the
Piramni Railroad Company'. daten being subject to
C:ln P. R. R Monday .Sept. 18
Panarnu P R R Fri.day ...Sept. 29
Ad. anc. P R. R Thursday. Oct. 5
Colon P. R. R Thursday. Oct. 12
Alln,:ca P RR Wednesd 5Oct 18
Painama P. R R Tuesday. Oct. 24
Ad ,a.e P R. R NMonday Oct. 30

C M"r
in. in,:

P 1A m ir
A ince

P. R. R Saturday Sept. 23
P R. R Thursday. Sept. 28
P R R Saturday. Sept. 30
P R TR hursday. Oct. 12
P R. R Tueiday. Oct. 17
P R R Tuesday...Oct. 24
P R R Nonday. Oct. 30
P. R R Sunday. Nov. 5
P R. R .Saturday Nov. 11

Z -i. i-.-,
Puln.; [-.'-l FriJril'.h

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F rinz ,'il uI \VI lhlhT
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Prinz S .Cirriund

Pnnt J..-actchim
Z i.: r.,
Prii / E .,l F re .lrictl
Atriatl -
Prinz .ugustl \ildhelm.


U F C. Thurqda5. Sept. 14
H -A Friday... Sept. 15
R t1 Saturdas .Sept. 16
li F.C Thursday. Sept.21
H -.A Saturday .Sept 23
11. F C..Thursday. Sept. 28
11.-A Frid3y Sept 20
R 1. Saturday Sept. 30
Il. F.C Thursday Oct. 5
H -A Siturday Oct 7
1-1. F. C Thursday. Oct. 12
H -.- Friday .Oct. 13
R NI Saturday. Oct. 14
L'. F. C Thursday. Oct. 19
II -A itiurday. Oct. 21
Li F. C Thursdzi,. Oct. 26
R NI Saturdav Oct. 28

.-'-iLON TO NE.' Y.)PK.

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Prin; liuchair

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AIrri rL tnt
Pr.nz .Augut, ilhelrn
mantu 'tart
Prhn; S;lrimund
Prinz Joachirim


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A ena'
Abar. garcz

P'%r timin:.

Arenas .

T u rn-ilra
P ir'riT.;na
Ahan ar ei
H.. rred.

Li F C Th.ird i, Sept. 21
H -A Tueila\. Sept. 26
LI F.C Thur'day .Sept 28
H.-A Sitierdav Sept. 30
R M Tue.day'. Oct. 3
U. F C. Thursday. Oct 5
H C- Tuesday. Oct. 10
Li F C Thur-ivy. Oct. 12
H -A Saturday Ocr. 14
R MPI. Tuesday. Oct 17
LU F C. Thursday. Oct. 19
H -A Tu.eday Oct. 24
LI F C. Thursday..Oct 26
R AM Tuesday. Oct. 31

1i F. C. Saturday Sept. 16
LI F.C. WednesdaySept 20
U. F C Saturday Sept 23
LI F. C Saturday..Sept 30
Li F.C. \\%edne-dayOct. 4
LI. F. C..Saturday .Oct. 7
Li F. C. 'eridne -lay.Oct I I
U F C Saturday .Oct. 14
U. F C Saturday Oct 21
U. F. C..Thursday. Sept 21
IU F C. Thursday. Sept.21
Li. F. C. Thursday. Sept. 28
U. F C. Thursday. Sept. 28
U. F. C Thursday. Oct. 5
.UL. F.C. Thursday..Oct. 5
U F C..Thursday .Oct. 12
Li F. C Thursday. Oct. 12
U. F. C Thursday. Oct 19

lIintinur.- mner.arn steamners l-ive Colon for New
York vui K;nct:tn at 10 a ni. on sadine dates The
Pru- .l.tgr \ il'tih.timi and Prsn. JI.achim call at
Santtiago de Cuba on both outward :,nd homeward

Ro-.'il P. 131 -tarriners lea.e for New York on alter-
nate ToJ'd-. 's. at 10 a. "n ; for Southampton on alteT-
naLe Tutid.ys at I) a i i.
L'nmttd Fruit Comnpan. ; 'hips for New Orleans
direct. la.'f. an Thurada/s at 3 p m.. hips for New
Orc3arin fle .:oe iw.i:e iseticeon Tnurtday4 at 4 p m.;
Ahip' lor Ne-A \ork via Kin.iton on Thursdays at I
a m lfr Bocas del Toro on Mondays at 6 p. m
The L-eland line steamer Losisiniars sails for New
Orleans direct on or about September 28.

Vol. V., No. 4.




The Canal Record
Published weeklyy under the auth-.it.' and :.pernzsson of
the I.tnmian Canal Commin.:;ion

The Canal Reeord is issuc-1 fet i,/ :n.iee one iopi
each. to a'l employs of the CLm .a:.'.-',n and P-ni m.a
Railroad C mp-.n.y hose nume -ait* on th, ',la roll.
Eulta copies and hai numbers 'an be uae./ a rd 1,mn the
nrd's lrand: ol the Panama Radlroad Cormpani fr .t ir-c
cents eachl.

Address all Communications
Ancon, Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No :omnuni anlton tithr iJ' piutleruimn Ia e:eu Isling
infuormatont. u il ,-ct. e aiitntnci e, n iagited ta ih the
full name an I adJ.lr the Un1te.


Canal Record Index.
The index to Volunme 4 ij THE ( '.i.l.
RECORD, in form suitable for bindlini with the
year's issues of the paper, isll be readd, Ior
distribution 'hortl,,. It will be .enrt Iree, -on
application, rto su h per-on., in-titutii',r .,
libraries, etc Ja desire to pre-vr-.'e their
copies of THE C(N..L RECOkD in b,..r.k form
Application should be m.,de to the Se'cretar%,
Isthmian Canal Cummi-,ion, Ancon. C. Z.

Setting Machinery at Locks.
The work of setting machine. for thte
operation of the locks was beun la-. weekk
by an organization reporting direct to the
Assistant Chief Engineer, under uhoue ir,:riL-
tion will be carried on the operationsolf setting
in the masonry of the lock- and .p]ll\\.as'
locomotive tracks, chain fender0.. vahl-
machinery, gate machinery, recces coters.
bridges manhole cover., and all parts
accessory to mechanical and electrical in-
stallation. The first work taken up was the
preparation of foundations for the machines
that will operate to of the Stone, gate
valves on the west vall uf the locks at Gatun.
A division of duties has been arranged, % here-
by the forces .f- the construction divisions
will cooperate with the erecting force- of the
Assistant Chief Engineer.
The erecting force will lay practically all
the rack track for the towing s stem, that is,
the towing tracks and the part of the return
tracks on the inclines between the lucks.
This includes also the installation of [he
copper rails in side conduits for the trans-
mission of current to the locomc.tivres. It
will install the fender chain machines, includ-
ing eight chainsat Gatun, Pedro Migucl,and
Miraflores, 24 in all: with 48 machines for
lifting and lowering them, 45 centrifugal
pumps for operating the hydraulically driven
machines. 48 motors for operating the pump..
and 48 sump pumps.
The placing of the Stoney gate and cylin-
drical valves will be done by theconstruction

I,-. it il ,nt r. Ir thei-r crder, b, it cr i:retiri
fr.ri:rc. but the macht.- -. I. r ,,peratIin tih.-:'
talve,. f ill be intailed by the erecting liur.:c
There are l i, ul the[-i machinrL .fior the t. n',
gate \al\j '. aindi 12)J for rthli.' ', lndric il valv.-
anlid ,One ',,utr ior ca.ch nija hine
la.:hinc. f,,r operating. the m.it- r g iiu ill
be ri.stalled hb, he erecting Iorce ThI-e,
ri,.lud': nirchljarn-.ms f'ior ijperating the
gitt-. and 46 for liurcinQ the mitcr crid-
tuhcr her
The c'io r -o\ ( r rth miterr a r e i.i 's. ill
be in-talled by the- Mct lintic-Marhall Co.'n-
-trus tion Crniipan., under th.: .ir...i.ru n ,ri(
the .\s.=i-ant Chi-il Encineer Th,:-L c.ill be
built Of ste..l 'Jntile'.cr- ani lh.-ri nr,. the
nri--onr thc lho-k all-. ir,..r:, brace -
and di,.kedI .,n,-r with ,in. t.re rfhrc v, ill
be rec m.t ,-)- ',-r- nvir all rhi. Q.it nm' hine-..
rcF'eptini, tho-c for the lov.er uaard gat -. 1 2
in numibr, .hr. h,. al r number sof reie',-- ti. I...:
-Loerr-,l. then I.i- bLinL. S0. I he rue- er are:
ieCCLar1 int ordr to take- the teminn ln,.:.j-
inutrise tra,.ks.

Lock Operations at Miraflore,.
The ,icefi-t atlerri -huscl cut in th,- lIhv.r-r
li.k at MN i ratlres :; di.,i n t, 4ralt fl.'t below
mean ,:a' hli:.I, or thin fic fe. :t .f finii-hcd
fl:,or gradr. Si\ S ,tam -.hiutl: .are wirk.-
insg in thr. pit two of them t x( aating
clo-c to the uppl-rr l'.ik -11, and co)n.truc-
rion )of the floor andi ltral c:ulert s,, .-
term %ill be br.;un a. -.n.,,n a.s on..u rial ha, bee'.n rc n.'...-d from thi- ndl.
The tr:-nches for trhe flucir ':ultert; \,ill be
xi-a.atc,.l b,, hand, locomotive cranes; btring
employed tu lift the buciker- lI mata-ri.al into
dump car.. Ca-.acretie peraiion- in the upper
lock are, at pr,_sent. confined largul,. to the
wert an-d cr-nrt r wall-. aind to foundati.niCa. o
the center \wall in the for-ibay. The ca:r.
wall lacks a few feet only at the north end to
complete it niarl, the length of the upper
lock. with the exception of the niche in it
occupied by rhe auxiliary mixer. The ir.,n
work on berm crane "E." the last of the berm
cranes tr. l.a et up at Miraflores lock:. is
finished, and the electrician, nuw have it in
Increased %Water Supply.
In order to increa-c the vajter suppl', for
the city of Panama. it ha- been de.-ided to la%
a news 20-inch main trom tl-e Ri Grande
re'er'voir t,. ri-place the 1i-inch main no" in
u-e, and a r,:qui.ition Ior ther nece-'.ar., material
for the work ha btreen fcirwar..!,i T o in-
crea-e thi prh:- Jure without the dela', inci-
dental to the la'.incg -f this line, it is proposed
to install an addittonial 10-inch di-charge pipe
from the Caraali pumpine plant to connect
with the o-inch main. which will cgis two.
10-inch discharge lines from the Cocoli rcsrr-
soir. H-retuof.re the two, pumps at the Cocoli
station hate hcen pumping into one pipe. but
as soon a' thr new main is laid, there will be

on, pip" alr Iaa.:h. It is further proposed to
itrntall a 12-rh c<,:ntratuial pump. nor- on
hand. t., furis-h auxL.ili.ar'. pre--rte t, the
sit,.r tl in\ thl-iriiiub; Ihc Ra.a Grande, main.
Thi- pump lh.- a rj ii .J pspai.i ,I 3.Slj)
.jlli'n. rper mtinite ,.ac-in.tr a he ad of 7(1i Iet.
It .,ill take th. i .ts r fr.m tilhe main. and
'it-. hare: .agin int .,thie main at -nomi distance
fr'ira r he intake under .an in. rt.a-ed pre-sure,
thus acting a. a "b-:,-retr pump
\.ies pumplin-, .lh.im l. nt ha. lien re,-
,nmti:m ndlId- fi.r the ('-..i -rtatio'n, th,- in;tal.
lotion of w which. it i b.hlie,' :,j will c...mpletely
reli,: e th.. prt'rc' t -tian.itii..n 'I hi tiiuipniiit.nt
i- planne-d r.- Lon-i-t .I t '., mtri ..iir-drin
pump a. p.ala. : -uppl'.; in 1.5155 gallin- .f
taitcr pe:r niiidti- a .aint a: had i-i 300 ft-cit
Lart-r rhi- plan cin be iraijni rr Il toi Ancon.
anid li-.d ru mn r'.. the li, ilitic- tht.re-, wh ch
ar,: l.t'....- ingi iruadliluj te ,s, in,. to rhe heb'.-
wattir conun .tmpti,n from rhe high lre:-.ire
r-v_,rvoir 'on AnriJn Hill.
Stockade on E mpire-Chorrera Road.
A -tockadi. hLa .-en built b', thte Divi'ion
,.I Public \\ork.- .n the n -A Empire-Chorrera
r-i'id. ah-out I'four mnil'- out ,'f Empire, for the
hui.-i:ic ..tI tle oron. n t-. and the acLC-mnio-
d.itaun lof thl.-iru.i nrd:. dirini. thr. cuiintruction
..I tl.- r.ial ti, the ( anal Zor.ea boundary
line. The building c.itELat.,'J at c`n,-: end of
a sp., i.--. .,arnd irregular in :hape. lirmed
b,. th leveling off ,f the i..p ., a knoll, and
-tand. at an11 elation .if abLout 45 feet abui\c
th-: bc 'iul trhe landiano Ria.r i. hi'.h partly ,
Lncrclc- the hIll. The ,,ird i- .nclj-ed b1
an -i.' ,'l. t dlh uble fen., pa'e'J I iir fI'et -i art.
aifordin- a pa'-.ag-e"ta. I-a the oiiihr o.n
patrr, Each Ir'ncc i, strunii: with hsl.- roa. s
of l.arbedsi ira- on hib'ri -id: -. making: four
thickne--c- in ill, aind .ter the t.op there has
been pled ,t artinnit li.trbhd wire guard to
prevent the inniate.- fr.an, climbing out of
the en-clouiure I ht t,,tail hLnoth of itlie .ut-
-idet Icr. cu- i about ;ulu I' cr.
The building i, 35 b' 1350 feet in size, and
irat sall- are cons.tructi'l L-I n3atiV material;
rhe uprichts consi-t aif .oiing; trend lelled in
the u init s, averaging eight inch-e in
diameter, -on which cro;- piece. of the same
material, averaging flour inches in diameter.
hive been fastened with s- inch iron spikes.
The outward sides of the ,..alls, up to within
three feet of the roof. are ran.erd aiith canva.
a. a [pr.)rte t ian Ifrum the v.' father. The -pace
between the atan\as and rhu roof hai been
left ,)pen for lieht and ientilatvin. but is
-cre, n-dl in. The intcri'-r ...I the: building is
d'ivid-ed into tio, cell-. a l.kinc ruoni fior the
hire otaic rs. anothcrrf .r rthe i. 'redl :ficert.
.1a separate living room and ..'fice Ior the
corporal in charkze. a dainng ro-m. kit. hen.
an td.ili idual cell '.,r refra':taor- pri-oners,
and a store ruom. The cell- are of equal ;ize,
35 b'. 4-4 leer. and a.pfn upon a a.orridor, -si
feet s le. frum which the pri-oners pasat one
end.intr the dining room and at the other end


(Castin .ed.)

-o the ,ard routride. There ir': ;[uated br-
-ween the quarters lI.,r white an.] colored
ot ,.er-, and arr pr,,'. id-.d with 'tandee berths
in row' of three, a.';u['r, ine the center of the
room, s-.) that there is spa'_- to move about
on all sides. The r.-.%sn..f bALrthsarearranged
so that they ran ,pen in each direction.
Each .f the cell- will ha.e sleLping accommo-
dation fi. r at.:'lit 7ij men, .,r a total of 140 in
all, and alboiti thi, number uill be emplo-,cd
tun the rnodl There are also i.ursideenrrances
t,. both the %%hit, and ..lored officers'
Suppliers %ill be packed on huraeback from
the Culebra penitentiary, and water nill be
pumpi.d b%. handl Irunm a nearby. crreck intu
tw. lrank-, within the -tockade. The road ha'-
been completed fur li httle over t\iS. of it- -ix
miles r_.f di-tance

Garun Dam SpUilway
The concrete work in the Spillway jf Gatun
Dam i? abo''ut 70 per cent completed. 156.400
cubic yard.s. out of a total of 225.,000. hav ing
l'.-en placed at tht ,:l-,ue of work on Septem-
i,: r 2 A .tatemrntL .:f theanmliunt laid teach
working day la-,t seek. and .If the- or:,rl in
place, follow ..

DATE. Concrete Hours I No
Laid. worked. Nlixere.
Septe-mber 18 14 [ 30 1i
Septi-mtrer 19 1; 11.30 2
September 20 15 ; 1 I
September 21 I 60U I
-Sepe-rnb.-r 2? I .4(> | o it I
-.pr-cir. .r-r 10I V. ,00
T Il -4 j 4' O0 I 16
I're ..-'uly report d I 5 522
GrnJd otoal I -io o io

Ancon Crusher.
.1 .tatemenr of ruckl crushed at Ancon
quarr'. during, the t%,o wuck- ending S ptem-
bur 23. f.lllo\ .

D.i T. Hours Cubic
worked Yards.
Sept'mri'r II ; 10 2 340
S-pierntber 12 I J 0 2.4L9
S p, itmt,'r 13 h 45 2 ;'4i
S.:pi- rrm_,er 14 : 05 2 26ni
S,'- elTin-r 15 ; 10 33 '
S:pt.-:m, er to 5 r) S 2 t37
Tj l 41 01j 14.311
Hours Cubct
DTTL worked. I Vards.
September IS 20 I 2.782
S.'Dlemler 05 2 4:2
s.'r[.'m r-r 2n 7 30 I a.250
.:ptinber 1 7 15 2.6b
Septmber 2.' s 20 3.014
S ptemi.er 23 7 55 2 658
Total 46 25 16.802

Visit of Congressmen.
Ir i, expected that a party of United Statcm,
Senators will it.it the Canal work during the
liLst w\cuk of October, and che Larli part of
. -n ember.
The CUlimritt.,' un Apprrpriairiuon ul the
1il,-.,ied Reprie- ntjtait. s ill i:aL \ru Nork
on o._r alb,.ut No-ember S l.,r a i-it to the
]-thni'.-. during which timc ir \\ill .,rnduct
hearing.i on the L.atimaLte ol appropriations
needed for the Canal work in the fiscal year
It is expected that the House of Represent-
atives Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce will visit the Isthmus during the shovel for every shovel working in the
early part of December. district, of 1,771.6 cubic yards per day.
The shovels uere under steam 168 hours; at
Excaallon Record la Culebra District. work 121 hours and 25 minutes, and waiting
On September 20, twenty-one -hoiels. for carr 33 hours, and 5 minutes. The rest of
working in the Culebra construction district the time--13 hours and 31) minutes-was lost
,ift the Central ,Division. excavated 37,203 in repairing shovel,, cleaning track, cleaning
cubic .ards. of rock and earth during the dipper, mining, repairing track, moving
working day of eight hours, an a\erager ptr shovel hack, etc.


About ob per cent o1f the concrete for all the Iocks is in place, the amount at the close of
the work on SeprembLir 23. being 2,75,.774' cubic -.ards out of a total of approximately
4,199,400. A total r.f 33,579'. ubic yard- of concrete was laid in the locks during the week
ending September 21
O.\er bU per cent 'f the Luon rete hr the s stem rf three twin lIrk-, at Gatun has been
laid, the amounr in place at the tilr.-e ...f ork .in Septeimber 23, being 1.611,06,7 cubic bards,
out oi *i to il ,I 2.000,01ti A retirement of the amount of concrete- played in the locks each
working da\ for the week ending Se-ptimber 2.3., and of the t-tal, follue.-., and a similar state-
ment for thet work in the Spillway of Gatrin Dam i, piubli-hed el-ew here in this issue. The
construction plant w...rks 12 hours daily, and the au\ili.ry plant '4 hours

I 2-cub-, I ird mrNers !.-ubi.: yard iLer. Lre
'i stone.
CL-.criLte H.-.urs No. oi' C.onkreie Hour, No of
i placed. e ,Arki:d mutez' nl-..,:d wt.-rkd mrixerl


Cu )1 I C, i'd. C. I ds Cu. VJs.
aeltimber I I u 24 2', 4 -0 40 2 154 .1.64
.prcnrih-r 194 2.06S I1 4h 4 4:2 14u ? I)i 2.630
,'plermber 20 2;0 4 4 40 4t) 41) 2 o0 2.826
-re, mber 21 2.054 .11 I'i 4 32 .40 141 2.540
-.t-elr.ti ber 22 1,5 si, '3"4U0 4 252 6 40 2 94 2.032
SPrt .ibI' r m- I."Io2 ,12 .4 4 32 1 5 40 144 2,338
"Porable rnis:r 4 6.'7 1671
otaul 11.564 I 178 10 4 2.4.271 37 00 2 706 14.697j
PrevioudI reported 1.596.370
Criiiandi l r..I .6t11.06 1
"The 4(.6 i \sard.' hou n for the t. Olt an innser A r rr., ur.r:j ir ii r st,:. a .re ril,.:d on lth: illouing days:
'.nptembrr 18li S., Septerib r 1i9iln ;0, 5eptsizeb,-r ilh i50}: September ;I, september j2nd 3 o2 ;
S,.ptelmb,:r 2 d. 76,
C,,n'cr,.t work in the lock., at I' dr) Almiu]l i.- buut S7 prr cent completed, 727,086 ci bic
yardss out of a total o 37 41100, bucket niea-uremenr having ,en-c placed at the close of sork
...i 'Spterm.cr 23 Th.: record for each of th.e -i .'-hour tv..rki; t %a.,, ol3 last week, follows:


-a:Lh: ar'.] mixs-re. I',, ,d roier'I Large
.__._.__.' PL tone.

Con,:r,'?I Hour- No. oi L.on. eItme Hour. No oI
place'd vI worked m.,tri itla':-d r"ork-d Irurier.


Csa I'd:.. Cr,. i Cu Ids. Cu. Yds.
Sep:terr mb IS 5.r IS (0 3 03 I 5 5u 1 639
September 1' 4441 1 0 l i 3 21 II 40 1 .. 665
Septemb er 20 5'8 !I1 10 .1 8 4 (1 597
Septemrbr 21 I 64 201 00 3 125 5 17 1.019
Sernember 22 i500 12 O 3 93 5 .I 593
i.ptriemtbr 23 42 12 i0) 3 42 00 584
Total 3 404 o h OO 3 I 613 1i 0; I 61 4.097
Previously r.-polred .. I 4.411 722.989
Grend lot [l 4.411 727.086
I ~ I
Over 31 per cent of the concrete e for the .4 t,-tr m of tiu twin locks at Miraflores was in
place on 'eptember 23. the total amount on that date being 427.o21 cubic yards, bucket
measurement, out of a total of approximately 1302,000. The record for each of the six 8-hour
working days of la-t week, follow, s:


DATE ublc *iJrd miners. .-cubt.. :,rd maer... j-cubic yard mixer. Total.

Con.:rEte HouW r No. ni Concrcte Hours No of Con.:riee Hours No o3 L-arge
I r-liced worked iTirxer. 1 placed worked, mitrr- pla.:ed. worked. ri-rr.r stone.
Ca. Id... Cu 'a Cu. }Js. Cu. Yds, Ca. Yds.
S.-pt. is l0 2 1 r; 5 162, I 1. 7 2 214 i 1 3 00 4 1 ....... 2.196
Sept. 9. I 26 30 6"7 r. A.112 15 31 188 I? UO 3 2.654
S.pr 3.1 ?.;1 26 83'3I 1I2 14 -'3 2 'l I ; (o I 2.647
Sept 21 1 I S 2o 331 4 1.2o-2 tn 1) 2 325 31 00 4 . .745
.-p 2 I2 1 104 2 20 6 1 042 1 10 2 257 24 ou 4 2.103
Serpt. 23 648 19 r)1 4 1O01 1 i SI 2 ;.d I 24 so I 2.140
Tor.l I 0.228 I 152 20 | 5 171 .06 94 40 I I 48' 136 50 3 S3 14.785
Prevlouuly l I I
rrp.-rtr.d I I 3.693 112.836

ra 3.69 427.621

Vol. V., No. 5.

Seplebwr 27, 1911.


Establishing the Postal Savings System In the
Canal Zone-Prohibiting Placing of Signs.
By virtue of the authority %ested in me, I
hereby establish the following Order for the
Canal Zone'
Section 1. There is hereby established in
the post-offices of the Canal Zone a postal
savings system, to be opera ed without the
payment of interest on the deposits under
such rules and regulations as may be now or
hereafter adopted.
Section 2. There is hereby created a Board
of Trustees for the control, supervision, and
administration of the postal savings deposi-
tory offices designated and established under
the provisions of this Order, and of the funds.
received a- deposits at such postal saving.
depository offices by virtue thereof. Said
board shall consist of tht Collector of Rev-
enues of the Canal Zone, the Auditor of the
Canal Zone Government, and the Treasurer of
the Canal Zone. severally acting exoJticio.
and shall hate power to make all necessary.
and proper regulations for the receipt. trans-
mirtal. custody deposit, investment, and
repayment of the funds deposited at postal
savings depository offices; the regulations
above mentioned to be subject to the approval
of the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Cim-
Section 3. Said Board ol Trustees is hereby
authorized and e'mrpowered ti, designate such
post-offices as it mac select to be postal
savings depository ofticcs. and t'ach and ':e ry
post-office so designated by order ol said
Board is here% declared to be a postal
savings depo.itory office within the meaning
of this Order, and to be authorized and
required to receive deposits of funds from the
public, and to account for and dispose of the
same, according to the provisions or this
Order and the regulations made in pursuance
thereof. Each postal sat ings depository
office shall be kept open for the transaction
of business during such hours ai the Collector
of Revenues shall direct.
Section 4. That accounts may be opened
and deposits made in any postal savings
depository established under this Order by
any person of the age of ten year., or over, in
his or her own name, and by a married
woman in her own name, and free from any
control or interference by her husband, but
no person shall at the same time have more
than one postal savings account in his or her
own right.
Section 5. At least one dollar, or a larger
amount in multiples thereof, must be de-
posited before an account is opened with a
person depositing the same: and one dollar.
or multiples thereof, may be deposited after
such account has been opened. Postal
savings deposits will be evidenced by postal
savings certificates issued in fixed denomina-
tions of $1, S2, S3. S10. S20. S50. S100, each
bearing the name of the depositor, the
number of his account, the date of issue, and
the name of the depository office.
Section 6. Any depositor may withdraw
the whole or any part of the funds deposited
to his or her credit upon demand, and under
such regulations as the Board of Tru.-tees
may pr scribe.
Section 7. Postal savings funds received
under the provisions of this Order shall be
deposited with the Treasurer of the Canal
Zone, under such regulations as the Board of
Trustees may prescribe.
Section 8. Postal savings depository funds

shall be kept separate frotn other funds by
postmasters and other officers and employes
of the postal service, aho shall be held to the
same accountability under their bonds for
such funds as for public moneys; and no per-
son connected with the Post-Office Depart-
ment shall disclose to an, person other than
the depositor the amount of any deposits.
unless directed so to do by the Collector of
Re've nues.
Section 9. That the final judgment, order,
or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction
adjudicating anyright or interest in the
credit of any sum deposited by any person
with the postal savings depository, if the
same shall not have been appealed from, and
the time for appeal have expired, upon sub-
mission to the Collector of Revenues of a
copy of the same, duly authenticated in the
manner provided by the laws of the United
States for the authentication of the records
and judicial proceedings of the courts of any
stare or territory, or of an, po-session subject
to the jurisdiction of the United States, when
the same are prievyd ,r admitted within any
other court within the United States, shall be
accepted by the Board of Trustees as con-
clusive of the title, right, interest, or posses-
sion io adjudicated: and any payment of said
sum in accordance with such order judgment,
or decree shall operate as a full and complete
discharge of the Linited States and the Canal
Zone Government fr. m the claim or demand
oi an', person cr per-,5,ns to the same.
Section 10. This Order .hall take effect
and be in force sixt5 da, s from and after this
\\n. H, TAFT.
September S. 1911.

To Prohibit the Placing of Signs on Lands and
Property of the United States and the
Panama Railroad Company.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I
hereby establish the following Executive
Order for the Canal Zone:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any per-
son to construct or place any sign, bill,
poster, or other advertising device on any
land, building, or other structure owned or
controlled by the United States or the Panama
Railroad Company in the Canal Zone; and
any person thus offending shall be punished by
a fine of not less than five dollars, nor
more than twent)-five dollars, or by im-
prisonment in jail not to exceed thirty days,
or by both such fine and imprisonment in the
discretion of the court; and every day that
such sign, bill, poster, or other advertising
device shall remain upon such lands or
structures shall be deemed a separate offense.
Provided, however. that this Urder shall not
be construed to prevent persons from adver-
tising by means of any such advertising
devices the business that they may be con-
ducting according to law in any building or
other structure upon which such advertising
device is constructed or placed.
Section 2. This Order shall take effect
sixty days from and after this date.
W\\. H. TAFT.
September a. 1911.

Hebrew Benevolent Society-Day or Atonement.
Divine service will be conducted at the
Sojourners' lodge room. Colon, on Sunday
evening, October 1. at 6.15 o'clock, and on
Monday morning, October 2, beginning at

8.15 o'clock. All Jewish residents of the Canal
Zone are cordially invited.

Captain Courtland N i on. accompanied by
his mother, Mrs. J. B. Nixon, leaves on the
Zacapa on Thursday, September 28, for New
York, on his annual leave of absence.
Assignment of Teachers.
The assignment of teachers of the white
schools for the school year beginning October
1, 1911, has been made, as follows:
Ancon-Jessie E. Daniels (principal),
Frederika Hine. Emma M. Cobban, Virginia
Best. Clara L. Voyles, Gertrude B. Hoffman,
Jessie W. Clark.
Pedro .liur-k Ruth IHall principal Dove
L. Prather. Blant he A. BradleN.
Paraiso-Grace E. Snediker.
Culebra-Mildred 0. Bates (principal),
Jennie M. Dunlap, Hattie L. Hawley.
Empire-Elise Cage (principal), Grace
Yarborough, Jessie H. Whyte, Helen L.
Daniels, Mary M. Shea, Ida 0. Erickson.
Las Cascadas--Shllie M. Dunn.
Bas Obispo--Clelia D. Crespi.
Gorgona--Grace E. McCray (principal),
Effie L. Powers, Marian Patterson, Marion
Gatun-Charles C. Carr (principal), E. D.
Christopherson. Alberta Hawles. Ida H.
Bowles. Odina J. L. Frost, Cora Sessions,
Annie E. Stone, Wenonah A. Whiting.
Cristobal-M. Edith Anderson (principal),
Edith Macintyre, Jessie C Pontius, Helen
C. Nason, Inez Cox, Lucile Annis.
Substitutes-Georgia T. Munroe, Dora
School Brake Schedule.
The school brakes at the different points
along the line will follow the schedule given
below until further notice:
The Balboa-Ancon brake will leave Balboa
at 8.30 a. m.
The Corozal-Ancon brakes will leave
Corozal at 8 a. m.
The Paraiso-Pedro Miguel brake will leave
Paraiso at 8 a. m.
The Las Cascadas-Empire brake will leave
Las Cascadas at 8 a. m.
The first Colon Beach-Cristobal brake will
leave Colon Beach at 8 a. m., and the second
Colon Beach-Cristobal brake will leave Colon
Beach at 8.30 a. m.
The afternoon brake service at Colon
Beach-Cristobal will continue as last year.

Notice of Teachers' Meetings.
White teachers of the public schools will
meet at the Ancon schuo.lbuilding on Sat-
urday, September 30, at 8 a. m.
Colored teachers will meet at the Ancon
schoolbuilding on Saturday, September 30,
at 2 p. m.
Sailing of the "Cristobal."
The steamship Cristobal will sail from New
York on \\'ednesdaN October 4.

The Red Men's Social Club of Empire will
give an informal dance at Kangaroo hall,
Empire. on Saturda-y evening Stptember 30.

Roy E. Payne was killed in the Lake Shore
yardsat Cle land, Ohio, on August 15 1911.
and George Payne. his father, t ho is supposed
to be on the Isthmus, is requested to com-
municate with his family.



Prepjratory Work on Flamenco Island.
The preparatory work in connection with
the fortification of Flamenco Island in Pan-
ama Bay has been begun, and about 60 men
are now employed there, which number will be
augmented as operations are increased.
A steam shovel and a French locomotive have
been landed, and the track is being laid for
the shovel to begin excavating. It will dig
its way a short distance up the steep side of
the hill by the "switchback" method, and,
upon reaching the desired position on the
slope, it will excavate a bench or level, after
which the rock mass will be dislodged in
much the same manner as at Ancon quarry.
The material thus loosened will be loaded
into dump cars, four of which will be trans-
ported by barge to Flamenco this week, and
will be used for filling purposes. In prosecuting
operations at the summit of the island, a
tramway will be built to the top over which
narrow gage dump cars can be run.
The most important items of preparatory
work at present, are the construction of a
dock for unloading supplies, and the building
of a causeway that will connect Flamenco,
Perico, and Naos Islands, and eventually,
all three with the mainland, by means of the
breakwater. The causeway will be 20 feet
wide across the top, of sufficient width for a
railroad track and footpath, and will have an
elevation of 20 feet above mean tide. It will
be extended to Perico Island in nearly a
direct line, thence along the shore of that
island on a 10-degree curve until it reaches
the natural sand bar crossing to Naos, which
shows above water at low tide, and which
will be utilized in the present work.
The dock will be in the shape of a right
angle, one section paralleling the beach for
a distance of 200 feet, and the other extending
directly out into the sea for a distance of 150
feet. It will be faced with a concrete wall
four feet thick, and, on the land side, will be
filled in with selected material on a level with
the railroad track to be laid along the shore.
The section extending seaward parallels the
proposed causeway, and will be filled in
between, giving a space 110 feet wide. As the
top of the dock will be only 15 feet above
mean tide, and the causeway will be 20 feet,
the floor of the dock will have a gradual slope.
The dipper dredge Cardenas is now engaged
in dredging out the site of the dock to bed
rock, which is found at a depth of from 25 to
30 feet below mean tide. After it has finished
dredging at this point, it will be set at work
excavating an approach channel to the dock
for a width of 200 feet, and a depth of 25
feet, for the use of tugs and barges loaded with
The employes are housed in the old build-
ings on Naos Island, formerly the property
of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and
alterations are being made in some of them
to fit the new conditions. One of the larger
builincL, will be utilized for an office hotel,
and kitchen on the lower floor, and for
quarters for '..JIl bachelor employes on the
second floor. There are also two married
quarters, a house for the superintendent, a
barrack for laborers, storehouse, blacksmith
shop, carpenter shop, etc. The machine shop,
one of the largest buildings on the island, may
be dismantled, its equipment having recently
been disposed of at private sale. Quarters
have already been provided for 60 men, and

acc,mrnmodlatonn' are huing instialled for SO
rnurv Te~lvph-ne e-rx i~e ha. n-it ~et [ ...-n
ir-talled, bLur c.,rnnecici'n aith the mainland
%%III irubablhh bo -ffecred through the ;.it,.
mnarini- eablp r, the quarantine srttion nn
Culebra I ,ljj Xl a\ter i''btained lr.:ni the
ianl'z in thl- i land. ahich ; Ill ehurtl.- Int
r.:pd.'d nithLircr n, and a rank I- Icting
up gin I'-iarn-wncu to uppl-. thu elluipaicni~

N'.a. IjiinI imp h., cit: *'pr'r' lir Cha nic
i- the P.2 ifi Dniti-111 drct.dinc fleet.
Porto Bello Crusher
ta -l... en t III -,- a ,)ri k .,ne. it r he P. ,rt.-
lBellu crL].h. r. L,% d.i,:. fr ch., a .,',k einding
Sp..pc rnlit-r 23. ii
1j; E H-rurs Cu,,

r~.m~.rI'4 14 115

14 13 I );
s pt~inti,elr 22 2 '3 i 3111i
S~,L mli 2 '3 .1 4 5! 1.9034
24 Ais WI 1
Po,:aI Business and Canall Zone Revenues.
rI t purl III t he Dirr c or ,,t Post4 fur the
prinrch -I .\ t,. u r -Iii,.% tha~t their- %%trI
17 '30 m,.n,-, ardcr., iztucd amnuuuting tn

S420.193.89. Of rhis amount, $319,212.76
was issu,-d payable in the United States.
S100.11013 in the Canal Zunc, S611 in Mar-
tinique,. and S260 in Costa Rica. The fees
amounted to S1,850.22, and the amount of
order paid and repaid was S 114,b65.16.
Postal sales during the month amounted
ti S3.977.00, and ne% paper postage to $1.60.
Thr rcv,-nu<: collections for the month were,
Sfloau-, :
Di;lil ,inn I.,:.n -r:, $65.70
Bi.-i. jn.J ,:liurirur j.i.enes 95.00
M.i).' E er,,- l, hicen:es . 22.00
T .a l.en-.s I: 7.434 60


.. $7.617 30

Henr, P. Coe. a naturalized American,
emplu.eil on barg,. No,. 7 in the Atlantic
Dii.ionr,. died at Culon Hospital on Sep-
rember 16 ol he-moglobinuric blackwater)
Ie.cLr. He a.is born at Grand Cayman, was
40 ',v.ir-ul ,I 'e. married. and had been on the
I.thmui nine months. The interment took
pla, e in Mount H.-pe cemeticr .
Robert Gricr, the four and one-half year
old -.)n ..I Mr. and Mrs. \\m Grier of Culebra,
while playing on the edge, of a pool in the
Culebra CLU ii n Sept-iriber IS fell into the
itat-r irin a.is drr i nced.

fht t...tjl ..-rc tit -'.-.k onf the Ca n.,l and railruad cUn XL'--umt 30 %na: .. 5.64S. a; compared
air h ;4.6S I at t lie ni :,I Jul... l0ll. n[th 3a.O, in AIA4-1;i. l"111~, 3nd 26~ 519 in Au~ust, 19039.
t trial enlno4Ac. nuinberv-l 2S.8i ". and riilroad emph.) '.7Thr 'The nUmber cif 'goild.' or
~hc~NIT"Ir~ica nip~. %%j 4.141. 1 .,mpaiir.l ;ith I '.;it in ulu. l01l. and with 44-I5 in
A.iisr iiJ The Ior'r- repuri: f. r .-Xigu-t .31). hAllan
S1 1.VER E %I I03N F.-.

A m- n.rin

':ut tn En r. rs : 29

L I 14 T 2u. 2Iu
_It 24 21. e
-sri~ -i,~ cu t s- Q-

...Ii-Uh pin ,,,u flrii r ISi 7 '2, U 1 i 2'. 40-2 43 19-. .2-'66

P,35~ a ,, oc 4 P-rarir.~I i1 ..okL11 14 P rn o rii.;a y oc
iiJLr, i~i ..i -c I I- C2 irc .- -- .2 2,e'~ ?2?-
11 71 '. .~ *1 IJ. ... in" -'.1 1 t'b' C r

The empluvier in the Depaurtment of Constructioni and En,;ineering ,jn August 30, were
di1.tribut, I. as Ilalkuw

0110, F' nk,'er
Mechaniic .

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4,., 2 *Iaj
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423 iii~.

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15 *u1 i r, 44i1 r.0 5 '91
4', 4' 1 1 i- 1 4 412 031i'41 0 fl14. 43i.-Y ?3.?931
S1 4 if. 511,I 3 11 1-; I '' 131 22 126

*. l w .l,.- .c ,-i d ,, e II .I1: 1
iU.\.RTERR .
On ALgu-t 30, there were 23.S .3 uocupant. of Comrnmi, ion quarters. Of these, 9,198
,ier, white .\merilans; 5.240 I r,- men. 2.IJ16 wonien. jn.d I 942 children. There were 5.532
LEurpcjrn I *f thl- lab._.rtr cla'-. ul wh.,m 4.934 uere men. 2.50 iuomen, .4,b children. There
"cri 9.1II \\str Indian negroe- uof ahL.m 6.602 *sere mcnr. 1.060 women, and 1,381 children.
Included in the abuoe were '2 Asiatics4. 45 Eat Indian- and 103 Panamanians.

Vol. V., No. S.

September 27, 1911.


Method of Towing Ships Through Locks-Bids
for Locomotives.
Specifications and plans for the locomotives
which will tow ships through the licks have
been sent to the \\ashington office, in order
that bids may be asked for the forty l, iu-
motives that will be requiri-d or the Iotk at
Gatun, Pedro Miguel, and MNiraflore lht-
system of towing outlined in the -pt ification,
is the invention of Ed,%ard Schildhauer ,.1 the
Canal engineering .tafT. and patent ha- been
applied for, the Governnment havmin the right
to use the patent without ri muneration.
Two bids will be called for, one for une loco-
moti.ve for te-t purposee, and the other for
the remaining 39, in cast the fir.it is satit -
The system of toeing providi,- for thc
passing through the locks of a ship at the
rate of two miles an hour, the e-sel bheri,-
held steady between four lines .f taut har.-
sers. A ship will come to a lull stop in the

ship stead,,. The Ir.i'-omotive will run ,.n
a level. em>.eptinc he .re ther-, pas.- Ironim ..ne
lock to an.trher. % here- the. ill climb htb..y
grades Betteen thi I.:'AT-r and intermiedi.,te
locks at Gatun lur exan'apl,., tht-e is a .liftir-
encce in elevation rf "I hi't 7 inche-, and. in
':irdtr t'. -.~ t on. re:t-. thi- aJi ent is male
in the -.hortesi i.ail.le ili-l.ince. The hori-
zontal distance Irom-r thi_ p int tI ta'ngency
oin rhe li., cr lick .ill t.:. rht, i,.int of :nriirt
un Ihe "iall thei' inrier l *li.ii i. k is lilo
feLt. rTh, '.ertital i.nrii la- a r.i'Jil u't 1110
et:[, arnd (l rna\i'iurni ':rail' une .'rin tIU.
I her,. .ill I.,. t...., t', - -.I rr, L ine
for t..wing. arnd the .,thr '.r r their rc urn r.I ihe
li.cmtn.ie, t heri ot 'ai. Thel .nl\ i -r,,--
o\'er- bLietc een the r ac.k, v.ill be at J..n I:ndi
-If the Li' k-. and there .iAll t n., -' it h. in
the rack road Th: Ira. I.- ill tic ''I lthe 5-lIat,
Pan ima railro,-i .. laii nith il-piil Be.-
semer -tei:l rail *n (C irni." *t -t,.rl tit-- i.h tie
anchurcd int.. the .',..n.rrtc b.. a ,.-'It ..n the

permit free horizontal movement of the mem-
bers when the locomotive is rounding a hor-
izontal curve The windlass is joined to the
tractors by a drawbar and trunnion which
have the effect of a universal joint, and per-
mit free movement of the parts when the
locomotive is on a vertical curve.
The tractors will be alike in every par-
ticular. each consisting of a four-wheel truck
upon which are mounted a motor and a con-
trol apparatus. They will run as rack or
friction locomotives at the will of the operator,
and the whole locomotive can be controlled
from either cab.
While towing, and on the inclines between
the locks, the tractor will run as a rack
locomotive Motion is communicated from
the motor to the rack pinions by means of a
system of gear reduction in which there are
no clutches. There is absolutely no means
of disconnecting this train of gears, and, as a

5. '

SIDE VIEW One tractor showing housing, one tractor

forebay of the locks where four hanser- will
be attached to it. two forward on either a.ide
and two aft. At their other ends, these haw-
sers will be attached to the iindlasses of four

END VIEW. Shoising rail system with tack rail in
center and power rail onside in open conduct
towing locomotives operating on the lock
walls, two forward towing, and two aft being
towed by their hawsers, thus holding the

and the .%ind'-.- unit inah.,ut rhcl.ing howling the machinery with certain parts omitted to depict the more
l-farbl Eh'.- %urking Icatur,'.

side farthet iron, the lock chamber. On the
center v.all there i will be two toning tracks
with ont r, turn track bertw.en them. and on
each side vall a t,r inh and return track. The
toning tra'.k- ill ha\ea :enter rack through-
out, anti the locorrotiive. while towing will
alwa,. operate on thi- rack:. (In the return
track-, at the incline between li.ck_ the,, will
also operate on ra':ks, but ,i.e heree they
will run bl friction. The rn k, will be of cast
steel, so lfrmed that lubrrcant nII not drop
upon the concrete. and that tater will not
be held in the inter-ti..e-, thi- latter pre-
caution being taken a-galn-t the breedirig uf
mosquitoe-s. The di-tance Ifrni center to
center of aljl,,inm, teeth i- ; 13 inches. After
hauling the: hip ihroctU1 the last gat's, ant
into the lorebay. thi loc,:om- ii'es will co.il
their cahtle- and- returri tI av.a.t another ship.
.r will take hold il a .--l oine in tne
opposite dir,.,ri.n, ani t,,\ it through
Each locmotiu e .ill .1''ini't ,u three part.,
as show n b% th,- drawing-, reprodititd ,n this
page-two tract._,r. antld bhtc.en them, a
windlass. Th- inridla". t ill nut be mounted
upon a truck, but Aill Ie .upprted by two
arms extending on each -ide Irom either end
and resting on bearing- immediately over the
rear %wheels of the tractors. The ends of
these arms will be equipped with rollers to

result, the rack pinions are in motion only
when the motors are. A solenoid brake,
which closes upon a brake wheel whenever the
current is cut off from the motors, provides
against accident in case the current should
be cut off while the locomotive is on one of the
inclines. In such an event, the locomotive
would come to a stop in-trantly,. and be held
there until the brake should be released. The
rack pinions are of quill construction, and are
so mounted upon the back axle of each truck,
that the rack pinion will run free from the
motor when the locomotive is on the return
track, and traveling by friction.
For traveling by friction, the tractors will
be fitted with jaw clutches, which will connect
the traction motors with the driving wheels.
The.e clutches will be operated by solenoids.
The locomotive, when operating by friction,
will move at a rate of five miles an hour.
The electrical equipment for each tractor
will consist of one traction motor with control
apparatus. The motor will have a full speed
torque of 840 pounds at one foot radius, full
load speed at no less than 470 revolutions per
minute, and will be capable of developing not
less than 75 per cent greater torque for a
period of one minute. Alternating current
will be used with the effect that synchronous
speed will be maintained on all the loco-


motives in a tow. The motor will be 3-phase,
induction, LuItall inclosed, moisture proof,
high torque, or mill type, 25 cycles per second,
with 220 volts between lines. The motors on
the tractors of each locomotive will be
operated in parallel, and controlled by resist-
ance in the secondary circuit, accomplished
by co nrac ..r-in rthi prim r,, n .:.l -..ndaLir' cir-
cuiTl..per,-t ,-',i' n .i-r ir,..,nitr.il1l.-r.,un in each
r'ab. There ,ill b.- n...t le- than sven p[,.% er
points in each direction and between these
and the braking position, there will be a
coasting point, so that when power is turned
off from either forward or reverse direction,
there will be available a coasting point before
the braking position is reached. The master
controllers will be of the drum type, one for
each tractor.
Current will be collected by each tractor
by means of a plow carrying two contact
shoes, each operating on a separate power rail
carried in an open conduit, one for each of
two phases, while the third phase will be
carried by both track rails. The maximum
load that will be thrown upon the traction
motors will occur when the locomotive is
ascending the inclines between the locks, and
this will be greater than the load of towing
a ship. Inasmuch as weight is not required
for tractive effort, the whole locomotive will
be of li h construction as possible, the esti-
mated weight being 70,000 pounds.
The third part of the locomotive will be a
windlass for hauling in or paying out the tow-
line, and motors to drive it. The drum will be
18 inches in diameter. A friction clutch will
provide against it ever sustaining a pull of
more than 25,000 pounds. Two speeds are
provided for, one for coiling in the line under
load at a rate of ten feet a minute, and the
other for -oiling ai when not under load, at a
rate of 200 feet per minute. Rotary switches in
the cabs of each tractor will control the move-
ment of the windlass.
There will be two motors, one for operating
the windlass under load, and one for the rapid
coiling of the hawser. The windlass motor
will have a full speed torque of 120 pounds
at one foot radius, will be capable of fifty per
cent greater torque for one minute, and will
have a full load speed of not less than 630
revolutions per minute. The '.ilinni motor
will have thirty pounds torque at one foot
radius, be capable of exerting fifty per cent
greater torque for one minute, and will have
a full load speed of 630 revolutions per
minute. These motors will be of the squirrel
cage type, but otherwise will have the same
classification as the motors in the tractors.
The towing line will pass through a sheave
in a revolving turret, which will permit it to
rutrjtc e-ils in a horizontal plane, so that the
line load may always be directly on the
guiding sheave. The tow line will be of plow
steel wire, composed of six strands of 37 wires
each, will have a hemp center, and will be
one inch in dt.amt, r The wires must have a
tensile strength of not less than 225,000
pounds per square inch, and the hawser must
have an ultimate breaking tir.ricrth of not
less than 70,000 pounds. There will be a
4-foot loop at the ship end, and the kIngth of
the line from the center of thiis loop to the
drum of the windlass will be 215 feet.
All the machinery, for both windlass and
tractors, will be housed in a steel casing. The
housing of the windlass will consist of a steel

frame covered with 3-16-inch steel plate.
The top sheeting must be capable of standing
a strain of 85 po unl- per square foot. and the
upper side edge.; of the housing must be
capable of sustaining a concentrated load of
12,000 pounds, which may be placed upon it
when the tow line is used to warp a vessel
up to the lock wall, and the line is at right
angles to the locomotive, and the chock of the
ship is considerably below the locomotive.

The Dennis Relief Fund.
Supplementing the statement of the fund
for the relief of Mrs. L. R. Dennis, published
in THE CANAL RECORD of September 6, the
committee in charge of the fund on the Isth-
mus wishes to announce to the many sub-
scribers that letters and statements have been
received from various persons in Washington
denying in whole the newspaper story to the
effect that Mrs. Dennis and her children
arrived in that city in a destitute conditi,in.
A letter from Mrs. Dennis states that she had
cash inier pocket, and a money order f or Si0
available upon her arrival at \\ thingg on. a nd
that she never stated to any one that she
was destitute, or in any danger of want.

Benefit for the Late Captain Hammond.
The committee that has in charge the
subscription for the benefit of the widow of
the late Captain Edwin Hammond of the
Panama railroad steamship line, announces
that the list will be closed on September 30,
and a draft for the amount collected will be
sent to Mrs. Hammond. No money will be
received after that date. Members of the
committee are requested to send their lists
and collections to Mr. W. G. Ross, Empire,
C. Z., not later than September 30.

Civil Service Examinations.
Examination will be held, probably on
October 29, for stenographer and typewriter
in the Isthmian Canal and Philippine serv-
ices, and for typewriter in the Isthmian Canal
service. Applications therefore will be received
until October 25. The kind of examination
desired should be stated in requesting i for-
mation in regard to the above.
In answer to the question in application
forms as to bonafide residence, applicants are
required to show such residence up to the
date of application. It is to be noted that
bona fide residence does not require continu-
ous bodily presence, but refers to the place
at which an applicant, if a voter, is le-a.ill:
entitled to vote.
JOHN K. BAXTER, Se.-r'tar.,
Isthmian Civil Service Board.
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 29, 1911.

Misdirected Letters.
ANCON, C. Z., September 27, 1911.
The following insufficiently addressed letters, origi-
nating in the United States and its possessions, have
been received in the office of the Director of Posts, and
may be secured upon request of the addressee:
.iIia.lo Mr.Ir F.ilna M:D .nrl.1 Mrs. Iris
FlZg. lid Etr f ...ett r J B
G .,iiher,. Pirrmcr K %1
-.rrmrr. h ,r" P3rk, FrLd P.
(,jorrn n. \V,\I L Peter:, F. I'.
Hi hn. ( riIi, i* ar..tti.. Fr, .- C.
1-i r, t J ri r rrrE I n i '.
It..kt .l.:.hT T.iu \ L 'l4l.: 1
HI. n tn Jn ,ln r. Torr.. LEolJ.0.
lu nnin '.'' itn E. Von Deleigh, Mrs. Alice
J im.es Jc II Wentsler. H. E.
K,..ne'. ( M

Auction Sale of Calves.
On Saturday, October 7. 1911. at 10 a. m., there will
be sold at public sale to the highest bidder at the
Ancon Hospital dairy, three or four calves, about one

month old The dairy ii located near the insane
urn in ihr rl-,r oi tri: i-pital ground. The terms
o0 [h._' ijil iill tie iaoih.

Family Ouarters.
-l.nicanoiu3 ior niarred quattcri, an cre on file on
.ipie[ lmbcr I .i lollo' 3

DITRiCT LisUt I List
No I. No. 2.
,\non 1 tI 34 (I)
A.nonr Hoplta.l .. . ..... 3 1)
BPA W3 31 (7j
B.- Obi'p I 19 (I)
Corc-,_il 7. (. II
tr it.al 2 102
-' .Lr. 2 25 ( I)
IL-npitr 63(331
,,-tlun 120144)
lo r ,oni:,i 2 ;3 t32)
L. .-A 2 22 1. 4
F'.: r i',l..u>.l 3 42 t1l I)
Pc.u ,. Beil., 7 (3)
1 ,utj. rr,ll ". 2
To, lo ri . ; (21
T,-L i Is 5 3t 1411
Nu i E it. rhe in parenthesis hoa the number
ol .jipli : -ilr or .:r:ur'\ ing reIgular or nonhouse-
k '-un1; t I .'T.\ i. art .-rw 1 taloni oiher than those
A i. h .1.l].:1 .:.n. r. rtiled

Rainfall from September I to 23, 1911, Inclusive.

S I0

An..on 2 22 22 5 13
BAiL.,O: 2 01 22 6. 1i
ll rrklrve 1 05 2 5 32
F'.lrij rti,_-,:l 92 2 4 48
ri., Gr ,n. 1' S 5 79
Culbr. . 78 3 3 50
*_ aro ;0 8 4 01
Enipre 64 5 3 64
GjiTuIL._ 63 5 3 55
Ju.an MIin 91 5 4 74
Airjurcla 1 11 7 3.80
l % icil 1 35 12 4 52
"Gorgonp 95 22 5.02
Sarn iblu 45 22 2.62
Ta bernIl.i 03 17 2.63
BOoii I 2; 17 4 00
SNl.rote LinG 2 00 I 7 62
CGtun 42 19 2.36
'Br .: ..ol; 85 19 5 59
Lrrrtoi:l I 54 1 6 39
Porio U ll 2 73 17 tl 95
urn.r1rd ran ign.a:-r., drr, at 5 p. m. daiJ.
Auturlajlc rlil Fu-.e at uirLarrea ttlanon--values
iidnighit toI n.drinclt TIT 5 p n.. september 22
Stages or the Chagres
'.1 A.\,.muin binir- ofl [te Lthgre, River ior the week
-cn..i n m;.lnielat Si ,iurd.I Septimber 2 1911. All
. lr r i i .L I.. .L. r .. .> I n .iV. l

DAY ANc. D.%tE

mor Spt lih 131 3
-1, ap 20 12 7 3
Thur. p.~, 11 1~i fS
F c.22 iJ4
i23 12% 7

lie.gl I,'i -
a t.:r

125 0

S1 45 13 7 13 6
0963 487 13 9 13 S
'2o I 49 3 14 7 14.2
93 4h j 14 3 14.3
03 I 40 2 14 4 14 3
9' 2 4? 14 4 14 3
5 10 48 0 14 8 14 4

02 0 44 U

Tide Table.
Thri- k'lle,, in;. finti .hs. the cmm i high and low
Ii-k rnri~rdin t~i,n

E)A E L-. IHigh La%, i High. I Low.
A.Ni. A~ %I P Ml. P N1. P.M%.
S. ptLember 25.. I IN' (1 1 30 35
hempErnb~r 't). I i I 2 20 3 is
S.'rU~t,~rber 30 4 0 `5 3 11) 91 08
`Xo,.b.?r 1 3 3; U 40, 3 55 10 25
',-totber 2 4 SO I0' iC' S5 "IS 50
O.Aiubcr 3 n nls 1 11) 6 30
AMh. A r-1.
Oictober4 I 12 52 7 03i 1 10 720

Vol. V., No. 5.

September 37, 1911.



Activities of the Young Men's Chrisrlian Assocla-
The schedule of moving pl:ture l nI.trtainmrents [or
the week of October 2 to -. follows Monday. Culebra.
Tuesday, Corozal. Wedne-.da%. Empire: Thursdai.
Gorgona; Friday. Gatun; Saturda$. Critrhbal.
On Monday night. an exhibition in pool mad billiards
was given by J. L. Malone. the pool eprrt In billiards.
he played Messrs Dubois and Thori n. winning by a
score o 158 to 116 In pool. h plh:,ed M ,cii Fit'.:h-
man and Stevens. winning bv .a s.ore of 7; to 5S lCer
the games Malone &,se an exhibition of inn:' shlii.
On Tuesday niehr. the quirtermiii -tir tej.am
defeated the "Ail stars" in ,lleyball m inning thri'e
At the mution picture entert.-irim--nr. .n FridJya
night. Mt. Weston from Cristobal furniidel ucal and
instrumental m.tsic
On Saturday night. the Enipre tbswline Lram tour :
three gime; From Culebra un the home 1iille. Follio.rng
are the scores.
Culebra. Emp.re.
Sickler 113 1 N7 134 Pinnev It.1 17.t If,"
Mcllvaine 124 Gravli 1" 191 It.P
Fox 124 I! Ani-drsron. 1S I24 1" 4
Fletschman I26 12I4 138 Dai i, 143 I14 I; I
Dougherty. 176 18Si 181 Paikis 161 156 14 '
Baumer 117 155 11

Total 69. 753 747 4;3 2 1? 5.426
On Monday night Scp-t.-mnbher 1% th'e F\rnrij it
class. after the regular L' nmnitiu i ork h'.d Lroiipl
picture taken in the .'.mnaiumn .About t sent,' rnitn
were present. Thcse piLture. v-ill be un -le rIh? liti,-r
part of this week. In the hb gewne cr.l;: il.- ubir'-_[i ..
"Diet" was dacucd
Two hundred and ni ,' p .)ple n itr.....c.J iF.. inso.iiinL
picture shuo' on i.Wdcrne-d3c nri.r. Soi-inmber 'O The
next will be on Sulrid ,. sight -r-pr-rnmh'r ii'i,
At the membership "-.mo:L-r on 'altr J.:', r-l.s'
September 23. progra n 'va re.nd-ere- d. c:....:-iiir, i.L-
orche Ltal m ur ,i; -ones '-* It 'r _r Kell Ringlc.r
Kramer. Robitoy and Dr Fuin'k mLn.n,.-rlcs, by
marines from Camp Elliott. Ijjllid Mlr. G.ir.jn-r.
dancing, Mr Zehinski. club ,--.,r.Line Mr iKr- irir
burlesque. Nleiar. Pattesri l ii .rin E.mr-rI chalk
sketching. Mr Shaw' :.:Wng; ,iarirt iron. C-in'p
Elliott The Gorgonr. indoor ltis-ball tam ws.3,
presented uith the Irhmrnian ,.haOirpionaliht truth' lor
the season 1910-11 A R. Dvr:l'on makinLe the prC:en-
Lation. The member .hlpc.innte;ri a. l4hieds oh Pecry '
team in the lead.
In the bowling ai G-'.r.;,.ni on Siturday night
September 23. Gorgona took three gjasiTc irom Cri-to-
bal. the score being a. loll-.
li. gaimr Jd 2 'ini. Id gin-'
Cristobal ?n. rn)l4 65.2
Gorgona ?6. ;031 rT,
One hundred and twenlt-frie people attended the
monthly song service held lai. iSund.ay evening. The
Rev Mr Compton of Panama dI'lisertd tve th addlr:.
Mr. Thoa Gardner iang a iolo. -:nd Mir R C C haijl
played the piano.
The iolljwing score-s of ?n0. or over. Uer.' boiled
during the pist week' Tinpins-Pinnirs 2010 13 ?'o
Mitchell. 224. Snyder 202. Divii. 216, SpinkU. 20(.
Pearson 200. Parkis. ?44. U201 ?01. 217 Duckpini-
Grund. 112; Reiman. 1i0)
The league g'im=: botledv on Empire alle.,s' on Sjt-
urday night. September 23. resulted in Empire inningg
two out o[ three games from Culebra. Fnllo'ing ire
the scores:
Empire. Culebra.
Gustavson 190 164 146 Herrington 134 158 1411
Spinks 180 Ih7 212 Warner. 136 157 132
Gorham 174 142 1;3 Dritcoll. 1I6 117 151
Pearson 160 Ii 137 Mengel 142 203 143
Huson 146 144 Case Il5 174 118
Drake 147

Total 850 786 835 7iS 909 ;II
The regular meeting of the iinerar' and debiting

aotliet will b- held on Frnday night. Selpemberr 29.
sublcct \liti is .iLtialism' .leader I\r Morrison of
A pool .id billriJ lr tounri..I-rit will be started on
October 2. and all thIFrse inrtresteiJ art reqiue Stcd i
i-c.se threit name 3t tihe d':.;
On Sundii, ee--nirij O-'cob,-r I. th.re' ill be an
Inmtrmal -ong i-rti.te .t n i0 n I.- k
G \TI.%
On Wke-Inedjy niliht. Sipt rni'la-r 2?1 Lo[Ji, De.-
Pnurer champion p.-ol rpi,,.r ii ti." 1tinirus played
andl dcl-:.ted J. L Malonie i.- r,'"I expert The ,:ujre
i'3ja fJ0t I,3 tu Mr. D.PPuo.rt.r lti i[..InJ-- ih hiLchi-l
run ri 19 b,.I [- Mr IM'lani,:; h- ii: run I:..hnii 14 balls
Folloinmi i thie pirl m i[.:Ii 3 'soTiuk r j i i.-l- n in t
hill ii sl-i'.:h li.-r- wir-. re.:.itiu r- i.:rr .ani t'rk
cnalk.:.'arT.-n: ii.Ji ',ii traLrj niu ,, Ice,'r-earn run ih.
nd aii.-I ich,;- h ir,- r ,.1 PIr l il-on-: ats.luJ.d-1
the .-.' inin : ,-'int:rtiii nrTin[ f ithan :%*.hri:ii e.n a l in:)
polil an- l.illiard -h:i:.
Lineiil lurTrer nnta, e M r. J-;- Hc-pl.mri ill C.-mn.lu.iA
th r. a1. .i.:il.i on ui.:da. a.jd Thu..i.i.iav t er.ii-':.
stilri l-.elr.baltbil r n.i_:e an Tu:da nirn iollo i
[hie cynvinasiurn. as:
The-re. ill hl: a mrntch g.ain ot bask, bill bitie.--n
the- ric Pcics and the .Atlhnritc o trhe M:1. inr,.
:iraihlih if'oun rin. on Sa:tlurda' r-ienrinc.7.-fpteniLbr 3 u
E MI. Cooper .ill c.ipTa.i tie F u1il'r. .ind J F
lIin.ti i th- Atlanti-.:
Fort -fie,- new bo-jk ier,' phlaC:e on the library
,helv:. ri-i.erili .Amnaing them ar., a lar.e \V ebter '
unibridaed d.. tionar... and a R.nd- .-,:Nally- 311s- i
the 'orl.d Anotwh-r order ''II I.--, :rnt re. thi: S.tatl:
Eli- i.-.L
Thi-: j-Grini bGi ois ler-.ini ,ii-.i'd ith t'C.mp Elliott.
i-ani orin 9 turdla.' ni ht. %ainnine ihri.' ga _-- ',r-s
vtre aI lu-llo s'1
(- mr Elli.tt :01 .04 61o
GiiTan :4 ia -
it C rir. Elli t h. th i u t-0il ni Lori t.-o *.-ul ol
rhr.,- niaie: S,,ri. ::. :i I3' :.
CI ani Llli.-rrt l l 74Ct.
trit : i: :4'2 ;-ri

.\An i .i-e .- 1 u i i, 1.,sri I -- l ... 111 h ainiti and
l rn.: shc- in pro..l rs.l bilir.J- ui. Frild y e iitrg.
S,:Piermnb r 27-' vh-n I L M.laiir.s: I,- 71:i i ll :h-
mn.-i-t ani' Djla- in [i..iol. Mr '-l Ion.- tinn.ng b. the
. .,r,-of 7 ro i Mr MN :hur v j- mritchd-l ith Mr.
1:Ilun. isn rillhar.1i %tiih a h.ind'..'i- l 51 ii. nti' in
Yi)0-.pernit rr" inid ith' Il.ti.r di-n s ., t. he -.f r- oif
21I11 to Ir\ lie :,l=n caer; in -s ib'L,.srin ol slnt tit
.\ imorion pi-.:tire entertainrrtint adill tfr- cier. on
FituI tsi nmcht t'-.ieirt.t-r ?'i. nrini eri ir ,-t ir-e C er
adulL, ?5 r-n. : ch.lI-ren 1i .I S .nt; 'I r [ -ston isill
futnih rei -ial a O. al muIn, ind M r fI. lI.k I 11 I .it the
ms no.
The medals a on bi, tih i. ri wiaal nirm irs in the
r.-.sn lM:thrniiin dIAkpiii I r. tlr'Jinanri.nt sill eaI
prr.e nitd i ti n. ni:ok r rr Thurls la, night S.p-"
E[. lb', r 2
Thb- Carri,.i Ellirit br lin .i te ns .ill L,-wI thrl-e
tournamen :i'i ine at CLri.t'1 l on '.isiTrd'hV i.0.tli,.
S*I.temrbri ifi. Jr-J L. rni ir-..,' Cr, tobil vill Al.o
boivl it C-.irm Elliaoti the -iT' :.ninr
.An open L'.rrc ram a ll te I r nt* V..i i redneiday,
e --nini: 0l iob..r 1 bh.' thi' lih rar'n. :nd -1b-l3iii- cV l :U.
Thie nE ere taiinmr r ill b.: 'i inilrt..l rAlls. at ihi..h
pre iJentia.l '. irlidatil oi the L .irioui parties will be
The ho.ling t- ni tI r....m Gor.on-a pl'. ed ih-. ( ri- obtil
etrim on Satiurdas ni.,sht. lo''sn; three gdaTesit 0 Cris-
torLal Following are th &ca,:jrei
,orgin, CriitbalI
O ,ts lIwe 141 1 l B irrelt i1?. IG1 1i
SI1 I2 I1 1 Ii] rh...ima.s 4 1 90 146
r r,-nld l:Pl I'S l in T Burns I.; I I O to
SBurns 110 I 6 134 i'tillir,n 171 lohi I1 ;
H ademan lq8 I91 122 Loui ltaio 16 1l;i

Toial N4 SI3 1594 el; F; 3 t..;

Lo.Ts-Between Colon and Gorgon.j on -undas.
Se[pt: mber 17. a Masonic.a \iich chliarm in the shape. oi
a li:Lket Finder [l-:Icr e rntuirn io John Gray care of
1. C V' Ban-I Crmiichal


A statement of classified expenditures of the Isthmian Canal Cimnmin-irin to Jul\ 31, fol-
I Uparlmtnt Department Department Departrn- nt otI
PERIODS. aof Civil 0of of Crijtrurrsrn Gerriiral items Totld.
Administration La. Saniltation and Fngneering

To June 30. I90Q 3.47 190 29 9 o073 530.28 o, ,6(.?7 ,61 42 2 2.,)o- 6 if, 1I 160.745 797.J19
Fiscal year 1910' 700 351 37 L 803 040.03 i, '00 l0).l.i 2 163.0h8.?F .11.'75.64A.20
Fiscal year. 1911 1755.079 14 1.717.792 02 I; ht 401 11 J 112.434 461"' 3 04R.607 07
July, 1911 72.893 22 2 527.35 137 635.83 ? 0(, 540 s .317.7331 38 615 340.33

Total 4.9641.416 32 2.527 35 13.332,008 68 132.470.660 33 X4.NMI 7X8001 22..08S.393.50


Captain of the Port
CLLEBRA C Z ',pirternbcr 2 ill 11
CIPCUI..IA No 410.
Mr J. Si. C lHunlt heir.' i, l..mnr 1I Cir-Lurn ,li
tht I'tlt jiLf A\nt'on and Mr S L'.sl in-] ir .apontI.l
Cat1ain ol' te Por of C rrI'r hil
Gle' \V GOETHL.e I.,JI-uaus

Checking and Delitering of Cement.
CIi-LEBI,. C 2 S pt'[ilcrn.. i2- 101 1
CiRculAR N'.: 3'.-",
Cir.'Jlair ,'. .5 ,.ite'J flin~, lu 1i)10 provIing
rin 1' d I..r l.--ckinc and d-.d i-cring i.s.n irn i h et'l.-,
nfiih.liLd I. I-r.lI. IO
I l rci il'E..r -'eP n I-ni ir IhIr Atl jn .c D sp.uion 'hall
. cl'I-. C r':i n t e ;n tr. 4 nol I bv rhe. kers fur thie
. lJnti,- i i ,i -...n and P.r, unma IRslro.Ja
2 Tl..: P ,n.ns rci l. h il recev: cr..elit fir all
,**i.r. i-. n Tr.- D :c..i ii Irieti m i.ttr shall k,.ep
a ru'nnin :.runit r.i ch i '.:.. sl. nrtage-. .3 ,nst
sh%.:h he ...in cr- uti .3sefh c f uii .h .)obtin. and on
Junir I1. ,I,.] i.n Dc..,n- L.,r 31 ..i ,h .li r. hFt fh,.ll
rirn.1.r n r.s. i .a r .rt ..n.i i,-. ih. ux n .orithli

3 Tr.- i-'.: .-.l I: all .:l-. t i:k l',mn imerir iclhit.-rie to
frt: ,Atianti.. '.nd Pairdi ['i .-iii shali hr '- 'rni ire[I
iO lh.: Parni3ma rladrid L termn,-iint pi.rtr.n.ne t.i -:3ch
carcor hill] ie :ur' .'d nr [re Stur i\::nc i.Ittir irlr.
n.-.1.i i -l.. ;.li-r Ji ..hjar ,: of ..darc' 1 lT.- cion-plete
'..unturn .-1 th.: .:3r'o .- .: -i te-d L, 'he It, n dil iri.n
rn-lithliSurs-..,gfiltOri''r e .ii, r. 1 L I .. tl i. Piiarami
riilrt.i_,J :hi ll thr reo rn inr trle C I h-' Der-pnE I uiit.r-
m -i.letr w 'i l .,.:orr.i.li.n [ills c-1 lading lir [the
IC ] irri s..n hii 1i h. a d -.i.r inattvi 3
IL- \\' O;)ETHALi
L'hjIr s a -n '.' / Iii Ls ,In-L '

Chief Clerk .llantic [lisiuon.
To LI. C. _' ,''-Er 1F. C11

Frie.-l h P i'h .l te .[: irin .i rki .- .4 r.[.iintrd
L t|irl l-,.rk ol itr' .ilanit s '. i[:i.n i t M 1 < FI -I
ind. r. :it r.n-J
I'. .' Si'eT Cli i..-i Li-ngu r

Rates for Water at Colon and Criihobal
P .SAMtA PAILr-i.ain CorI.-N%.
OlPies OF ( j EINENt ii. .F.tITLDEcT
Cu.L.'% P P .L-., nibr-r .' I'*, I
.i i. iii.'J j i'll, I' J l I i tu.[' i c iLl.-" ,tn itu .r
sa -lir J 1 e..-I i ,ajl.n asi i L.r t. '.l.Il. Is hrrrhy
rnc: Il'-,]
Fri'et:tr it once EI. iiullo.i ir.i r.. iill a[ipl '.'
Sillt ,; ,l,-.: or I. ,i 52 W0
01 t.) ii ) -n e linn's 3 on0
I IlI to I .4lIJ g., llon. 4 S0
I. I'll t.- 2I 2'q'l .ill.,-'n 4 00
.411 o' er ? 01i' all..n- S! tir each additiinlnA I 000
F M -I .\c -. 'si.'.C '.":r .J ni ,rtl trsi tii de til

Band Concert.
.ini:r.r[ .1 t.ber ai.en I'., Lt... 1-irim ian (.anal Corn .
rrlsisrn B-and a L : C:i ra -.1 i 7 on Sduril \.
L..i.i.-er I 1t 11 I .t r. n Th.- piccrani, llo ..i
1 M I r ,. h -. 7 Ar J l e
* si lunar.-; ii. 4-riii ,Iid Rei inhriid
Ft oijn li?- 1 TEu r -'. isii Roner-i
5 lo.,' '..ri- e.i anJ Fi'.,:' rs Tob3lih
6 \\'ASl- -i'4. in i'u-:i Gune I
Ts n ts,--' i:. l Kerntll4
__., -l i.iii Re,. DA]5
MI.:-l--,, ..l--r:.ri -i ''..it.. i h. 5',i Alo.drrl
S C linri'i-:rli.-: ?.cl r:. I L, 7 .i Tir IIu rr,:r
II. March- IrFir-.isor Bigliy
CHi RLEt E JEL INa_ .i11;..l 'jl lrl'.tOi.
Ti': nre con...rt ill I-.1 tu- In ia th Hoitel tcli.
Sncon. C Z 'in OcItib.I r al t 30 'I ni

ri-, li3llowuig '.--i.li arrln\-. it. .cr lip isrt- Ir-Jn
thre port oi Balbo, ,ringn [th ..- '. i r.Ti-ni; i Fit' F i-
her 2;
.\rri-' Ila---5a cin'll.et 7 i/.TH r s t'r l t all cO,
Ser.i nib'-r It.G ,uar. "wl. irr nii IC l'., ril.i:.mltr ?0.
(rt'l, o1 utjfl, Irom .iri F Jn-i-l. i ,it1is.ua ran,
BuPni eniur.s it r- a:o'. l.i-e I i' hiih': rroitr G ujs Jai ulil,
Septu rm'ii Tau' ri I'rom in Fr-Jrni.t-..
D-Lsraruits'-Si''-tiiimi r IS '.ii. tf.- 2Gaiii.iiiiil
Pa iara to :alli -', ep.I.mb '- r I fli i.. [I. I' u '4 uill
Septrmb:tr 1 Lorna '.'. alars-i, .i rien'ibr -'i.
.lMerida. to Call ao:'

La-i-ion Surnda3. ~5perteiibr I.. ebihi.r at Ei'f.ir'-
station. or on rain t.' C.'l'in ti ihbon vLuch fob %ith
monoqr.TinmJ l: :kLa' set isiri a dnieond-irOnongr3at
G C inder return Io CsGu Clark Enipiie C Z
and ree ivei re.w ir]



T.r L.oni,m,i.-jr are open during the following
Cristobal, 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., and 2 to 7 p. m.
Culebra, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 7 p. m.
Balboa, 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., and 2.30 to 7 p. m.
Ancon, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 6 p. m.
All others, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 7 p. m.

Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning September 21.
\M uttonu S-. .inl p.ir p.-,iin.l .......... 6
-i,:.0l'1l.-r r... trnn,imed off, (4 pounds
and. ... i r: .......... 9
Entire forequarter (not trimmed), 10
pounds n.d o.:-r. per pound 8
Leg (8 to I0 iu ..un.I. per pound 17
Cutlets, per pound ... ............ 18
Short cut chops, per pound.......... 20
Lirmb-Stei sin. r..r po,,nd .................. 6
Er.uir.: i'..r._-urr-r. neck trimmed off,
per pound ....................... 9
Leg (5 tn. -.. --. pe.r pound........ 20
Chops, p.r c',.in ................ 24
Cutlets, per pound .................. 24
Veal-Stewing, per pound ................. 10
Shoulder, fir r..n:rirc (not under 4
pounds), -.- c-.jr.I .............. 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
Stew, per pound...................... 8
Corned. No. 1, per pound.............. 12
Corned, No. 2, per pound.............. 10
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound. ................ ... ....... .. 12
Pot roast, per pound .. ............ 121
Rib roast, second cut (not under 31
pounds), per pound................. 16
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
L.'e p ..-.I . ........ ............. 18
1,, ,.,n r.i),, perpound ............... 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 than 1f
pounds), per pound........... 20
Tenderloin (Western), per pound. 24
C,s;i re R ,i..n r,.-r t: .................... 47,89
La r -ri- B.-I per f u.nd... ................... 7
ll . .... ...... 60
lll -= .:h ........ ............ 30
SteAk Tmnliiiro.-r p. ............... 13
ad. ..-- .'l-B.u on r i. D. r ,.,in.l .. ..... ....... 10
Fr nkiurr.r. p.:r n.-unt............. ... 12
L,.:r.-r a.irI. per L..O-iiAd ............. .. 10
),-,-,ir., F.rni ...... 17
Sweetbread-Veal, per pound................ 1.20
Beef, per pound................ 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen .......................... : 29
one-half dozen only.............. I15
Bluefish, fresh, per pound.................... 14
II i1 .,j r ii h, per pound.. ............. ...... 15
'h ,.1 I'r. i each .......................... 70
Shad roes, fresh, per pair .................... 35
Chickens-Fancy roasting, milk fed, large, each 1.25
Fancy roasting, milk fed, med., each 1.00
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 41
pounds, each................... 90
Fowls, each ............................. ..60, 70, 80,90 1.00
Ducks, V r .t:rn a.hcut 4 J pounds, each ....... 1.00
Broilers. milk led .ati, ... ............... .60
c,.rn le-d, eich ................... 55
Turkeys, per pound ........................ 26
Squabs, each .... ........................ 35
Cap.oin ca.lh ........................ 2.10
Fryer. :i:rn fed (ach.... ................. 60
P rtr-ii ee each ......................... 50
Grou..' e .ch .............. ................. 50
Hamn-German, Westphalia, per pound........ 36
Sugar cured, per pound............... 120
Sliced, p-r p.iun, ...... t22
Half,f:.r boiling .pr pound t21
HB.6 lr perpound........ 26
Hio,: t.. per pound ........ t8
Todd's Smithfield Virginia, per pound.. 30
Bacon-Breakfast, whole piece, per pound..... t23
Breakfast, sliced, per pound.......... 124
Pork, salt family, per pound ................. 13
0O tongue" e.i.h ........................ 1.00
PqI lre:t p.et pouind........................ 9
Toineue. per pound...... ......... .... 18
Sliced bacon in in -pound tins, per tin....... 30
In 1-pound jars, per jar.......... 30
Butter-Creamery special, per pound ......... 32
Cheese-Roquelort. r" r p-und ......... 38
Phil.Jelph.1 ,-r.:a.n ,.3ke .......... 18
V'oung Arnm.r,.ca per pound ......... 18
Swiss, per pound ................... 26
Edam,each........................ 1.00

N ;uf.:h atiel cake .. .... . ... 6
,joud'i prr r.nmind. .... 34
Mitlk rr i rl .. ... **25
Butt I-.r ilk r,.t i .. **lS
Fer-mil-lac. bottle.......................... **25
Ice cream. quart. .... ...... ............. .. $25
i-gallon......................... I50
B,',t p.r p.J r. .. ......
C( .eiy per a.j ............. 6
I i l.3.ace. pr pound ............. t4
Ci. urrb r ncr pound .. ............. 3
.-; rrot;. pr:, .',' rhn .. .............. 3
C ulhil..s.,r. per pound .............. 12
Lettuce, per pouni ............. .......... 12
Onions, per pouna ........................ 31
Potatoes, white, per pound .................. 4
sweet, per pound ................. 2
Pears, alligator, each ........................ 6
R,-inainp per pound........................ 12
Turnr,.- rer pound. ........... ............. 3
I rmnt,,-r per pound........................ 4
Yams, per pound.......................... .. 3
C- nr l.ijp: ..................... .. 8
Lr..,r, -',rr., perpound................. 7
Grper, C l.I..,r,,,, Malaga, per pound........ 10
Lemons, dozen.......... ................. 24
Limes, per 100.............................. 80
Or .n,.. California, per dozen ............... *36
PiC jr. Ip:r pound ................. ....... 7
Peche round ......... ............. 6
I',ire, j-.-r c.-unr-i ........................ 7
Watermelons, each ......................... 45

*Indicates reduction from last list.
**Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle.
tIndicates advance on last list.
ISold only from commissaries; no orders taken for
Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cris-
tobil and Colon during the two weeks ending Septem-
ber 23:
Prinn Sigismund, September 10, from New York,
with 10 cases harness oil and 40 cases black paint for
Axminster. September 11, from Baltimore, with
1,700 kegs spikes, 2,062 pieces drill casing, 625 bundles
steel bars, 20,325 cases dynamite. 8 cases paint, 137
kegs bolts, 1,546 pieces steel rail, 358 barrels sulphate
alumina, 50 barrels lump alum, for stock.
Panama, September 11, from New York, with 132
pieces white oak lumber, 18 pieces steel plates, 500 kegs
track spikes, 11 pieces steel bars, 12 bundles wicker
baskets, 4-barrels varnish, 12 cases paint, 33 cases
paper, 7 cases spelter, 6 cases range parts, for stock;
20 cases insulating tape, 1,000 bundles bolts, 12 bags
bolts, 13 cases incandescent lamps, for Mechanical
Division; and a miscellaneous cargo, the whole con-
sisting of 2,080 packages, weighing 125 tons.
Oruba. September 10, from New York, with 12 cases
electrical material for stock.
Abangares. September 14, from New Orleans, with
32 bundles washers for Pacific Division; 23 bundles
doors for Panama Railroad Company; 7 cases scythe
stones, 1,293 bales hay, 70 pieces white oak lumber,
3,912 pieces siding, 4,581 pieces yellow pine lumber,
for stock; 5,152 pieces car siding, 3,036 pieces car roofing,
for Mechanical Division.
Metapan, September 14, from New York, with 26
bales air brake hose, 60 pieces switches, 125 pieces
frogs, 50 bundles steel tubes, 6 cases rubber hose, for
Ancon, September 16, from New York, with 10
barrels electrical material for Atlantic Division; 13
barrels fire brick, 13 barrels ferro manganese, 80 barrels
copper ingots, for Mechanical Division; 29 pieces steel
castings for Central Division; 25 kegs nuts. 30 bales
wool waste, 25 cases ink, for stock; 124,960 bags cement
for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Advance, September 18, from New York, with 150
cases ivory soap, 8 crates mop handles, 833 bundles
corrugated roofing, 20 pieces switches, 107 cases salt
water soap, 7 cases ticking, 34 barrels rosin, 85 kegs
spikes, 10 bales rubber hose. 19 cases envelopes, 30
cases rough castings. 10 cases putty, 50 cases varnish,
for stock; 14 cases books, 10 cases school supplies, for
Department of Civil Administration; 28 cases caskets,
10 cases drugs, for Sanitary Department; and a
miscellaneous cargo, the whole consisting of 1,505
packages, weighing 165 tons.
Zacapa, September 21, from New York, with 32
cases electrical material for Atlantic Division: 40 cases
brake shoes for Mechanical Division; 202 pieces steel
beams for stock.
Atenas, September 21, from New Orleans, with 704
i ;-.-. 1.-.. i. in- I mber, 51 pieces white oak lumber.
314 bun.ll, ttrinc, for stock; 107 pieces ties for
Pacific Division; 12 cases castings. 387 tons pig iron,.
for Mechanical Division; 17 cases school supplies for
Department of Civil Administration.
Prinz Eitel Friedrich, September 23, from New York,
with 500 bundles wire for stock; 13 cases desks, 22 cases
desk fittings, for Department of Civil Administration.


The loilo.',nc i a lit of the _-ilings of the Panama
R-iroal itr anl:h,p Comrpan, ot the Royal Miail
S'i.rl Pacl-ket Compan, of tht Itamburg-American
Line. and ol the United Fruit Compsny s Line: the
Panjrna Railr.:... Cumpanpn's dates being subject to

Pai. ms,
Cr,.i' ,l.

Ad, 3nce


C.:. ,
All ,n.:,

A I< ,n.,-

P. R. R Friday .... Sept. 29
P RR %R ednesday.Oct. 4
P. R. R Thursday. Oct 5
P R R Thursday. Oct. 12
P RR WednesdayOct 18
P. R R Tuesdiy. Oct. 24
P. R. R Monday.. Oct. 30
P. R R Thursday. Sept. 28
P. R R Saturday. Sept 30
P R R Thursday. Oct. 12
P R R Tuesday Oct. 17
P. R. R TueJsdy. .Oct. 24
P R. R O1,ndas.. Oct. 30
P R. R Sunday. Nov. 5
P RR Saturday Nov. 11

A Ir.-..r n e

Srt ,n I Ej

Prin. I . Fr,

Prin., E-c Fii r,',Ihen

A riE

II F. C. Thursday,. Sept. ?1
H.- .. Saturday Sept 23
U F.C. ThursdaV. Sept 28
H -A Frida'. Sept 29
R MI. S-turday. Sept 30
i-. F C Thursday..Oct 5
H -A Saturday Oct. 7
I_1 F C Thursday. Oct. 17
H -A Frdiay, Oct. 13
R NI.. Saturday. Oct. 14
1i F C Thursday. Oct. 19
H -A Saturday. Oct. 21
I' F. C. Thursday. Oct. 26
H -. Friday Oct. 27
R M Saturday Oct. 28
I_ F. C Thursdlay..Nov. 2

.'.)L,. iO NEW YOLfK.

Pr,.,: Et..l Fred,-].:h
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Almr ir,t.
Pr-pe A..,,. \. i ,Hlrn-lm
Sanr, Maria
Pr.n. li-i.n nJr

Pr.rl r.I ..im'

Prin, Eitel Fri-dinh, i
AImnr A -, ,
Pr,m1 .Au,.. I t 1rheim


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Thursday Sept. 28
Saturday. Sept. 30
Tu.doay. Oct. 3
Tnurida v. Oct. 5
Tuesday.. Oct. 10
Thur&da.y. Oct. 12
Saturday Oct. 14
Tuedda,. Oct. 17
Thursday Oct. 19
Tuesday. Oct. 24
Thursday..Oct 26
iturday..Oct. 28
Tuesda.. Oct. 31
Thursday Nov. 2
Tu.eday. .NNo. 7

tI F C Saturday Sept.23
LU F C.W.:dniday Sept. 27
1i F C Sturday .Sept.30
U F C \VWednesdaOct. 4
L. F C .'Saturday .Ocr. 7
LI F C Wednesday.Oct. 11
IU. F.C. Saturday .Oct. 14
U. F. C Wednesdav.Oct. 18
Li. F. C. Saturday% ..Oct. 21
Li. F. C..Wednesday.Oct. 25
U F.C Saturday. .Oct. 28
Li. F. C Wednesday.Nov. I
U F. C..Thursday. Sept. 28
L'. F. C Thursday. Sept. 28
1T F C Thursday..Oct. 5
U F C. Thursday..Oct. 5
LI. F C. Thursday. Oct. 12
T. F. C Thursday. Oct. 12
L'. F C Thur.day.. Oct. 19
U. F.C..Thursday. Oct. 19
U F. C Tnursday. Oct. 26
U F.C Thursday..Oct. 26

liarmhura. i .irnr.:an i,,ni,_rIi leave Colon for New
I'.rk %,a K.ingi.:sn a 10 I m. on aling datea The
p7 ,,: 1,1,;tI ii dtr', n-l Prii. Joachim call at
Sanitn o de Cu. a. on both r utluard and homeward
vo, 3ae;.
Roa al .tad st-s3mrts leav. fc.r New Vork on alter-
hnate Tuesd,yy. at 10 a m or Southampton on alter-
nate Tuc-id.s 3t 10. I m
United Fruit Comprany ships for New Orleans
drrct i-ave on Thirida..' at 3 p m ; ships lor New
OItan, in rhec,'iizEVie servi..:eon Thursdaysat 4p min.;
ship' for New ','ork %,a Kings onn Thursdays at 11
a m.. tc.r Bocas del Toro on Mondays at 6 p. in
The Le1 land line stesmer L.uisinian sails for New
Orleans direct on or about September 28.

Vol. V.. No. 5.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and supervision of
the Isthmiaanal Commission

The Canal Record is issued free of .harge. one copy
each, to all employes of the Commission and Panama
Railroad Company w-hose names are on the gold roll.
Extra copies and back numbers tan be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for five
cents each.
Address all Communications
Ancon, Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.
No commu mieal ton. either lr pubiiuasicion sr req eatingg
information, will receLte attention unless signed uash the
full name and addree *.t/ the writer.

Excavation in Culebra Cut.
The excavation in the Central Dlvisiun
for the month of September. acgre Latcd I.-
361.445 cubic yards of which 1.340,173 cobic
yards were taken frm the Culebra section,
known as Culebra Cut. Thi- ia the higher
September record in the Culebra section
since the commencement of operation- on the
Isthmus by the United States..
Lights for the Pacific Entrance
A requisition has been made on the\\ash-
ington office for t\o light apparatuses for the
towers forming range 9-11 at the southeast
end of the tangent, extending from Balboa
to Miraflores in the Pacific entrance to)
the Canal. The towers arc nearing com-
pletion. It is proposed to install lights in
which acetylene gas is absorbed under prest-.
ure by acetone, the acetone itself being
soaked up by a mechanical absorbent to pre-
vent the escape of a bubble of gas under pres-
sure, an occurrence possible if the acetone is in
the reservoir in its liquid state. Buoys with
this type of light are used satisfactorily both
in Europe and in the United States. One of
these lights will be equipped with the Dalen
sun valve in order to see whether or not the
valve would be economical under the night
and day conditions existing on the Canal
Zone. Locomotive headlights in stock on the
Isthmus will be used a ith the gas burners.
Tentatively the characteristics for the front
and rear lights will be-front light. 0.3
seconds light, 07 seconds dark; rear light.
1.0 seconds light, 1.0 seconds dark. The tem-
porary equipment in range 9-11 will give a
service capacity of six months for each light.
Excavarion Between Mindl and Garun.
The suction dredge Sandpiper began ex-
cavating on September 30, in the Canal pri.sm
between Mindi hills and Gatun locks, where
it is estimated that four and three-quarter
million yards of material must be removed.
At present, the dredge will excavate towards
the steam shovel pit at Mindi. It is expected

that the dry. excavation at Nlindi % ill be com-
pleted about January 1. 1912. then the -uction
dredgL will br.-ak into the pit from the south-
nard. and the ladder and dipper dredges at
work in the Atlantic entrance aill enter it
from the ...rth. Before that time the IS-inch
-iction dredge,. now excavating -and at
\Nmbrc de Dies, will be toted to Gatun and
-et at ,work with the Sandpiper in this section
of the Canal. All the material excepting a
small hill just south of Nlindi, and an un-
determined but small amount of rock im-
mediatll north of the north caison 'ill iof
G;atun locks, can be removed b,. the -ucti.,n
In the lo%,cr lock at Gatun the ,uncrc.ts
lasers are at %%ork *o-n the later of the pier-.
again -t \ hi,'h bulkhead will hi built to k,- water frum the lock chamber,. ahile a -uction
dr-dge it exca% eating for the f, undation- of the
north guide walls and in the north ioreba3. ol
the locks. Alter all the material that can b.:
taken out b, rhik method has been removed,
the ftreoba'y ill be unwatered, in order [hat
the guide and flare walls may be built in the
dr'. The remaining excavation will prob-
ably be done by dipper dredges.

Testing Lock Machine Motors.
A shed has been erected near the lock- at
Gatun in which motors purchased for the
operation of the lock valve machines are
given tests for the climatic conditions en the
I-thmus. Shop tests are no% in progre-s in
the States, where the motors will be put
through a working trial with one of the xalve
machines now ready at the works of the
\\heeling Mold & Foundry Company. Eight
motors were purchased from three manu-
facturers, out of a total of 236 required, and
on the result of the tests in the States and the
climatic tests on the Isthmus the general order
will be given. The object of the test on the
Isthmus is to determine which type of motor
will best stand the deteriorating effects of the
climate. Upon their arrival, the motors were
placed in the dry room of the storehouse at
Gatun, and there the insulation resistance
was measured at regular intervals for a week,
and after storage in the dry room, it %was
measured further at intervals of twenty-four
The tests include il) the measuring of in-
sulation resistance of the motor., and the ap-
plication of a 1,500-volt high potential test
for one minute; t2) measuring of insulation
re-is-tanee just prior to turning on steam and
at intervals ofi six hours thereafter; '31 re-
moval of hanlhole covers to admit saturated
steam to the room so that the air is at a tem-
perature of 50 degrees centigrade; N4) subject
all motors to a high potential test of 1.000
volts ten seconds every twenty-four hours.
These tests will be continued for one week. If
the data do not show any decided results, the
tests will be continued, but in a temperature
of 75 degrees centigrade. In addition the

motors will be immersed in water at normal
air temperature, andthe insulation resistance
A ill be mea-ured just prior to immersion and
aJter immersion. At intervals of six hours
lor two da,, just prior to removal from the
water a high potential test of 500volts will
be applied for ten seconds.
I the se te-tsdo not show conclusive results
internal heat will be applied by running the
motor- on regular pressure orat higher pres-
sure tu produce the desired heating effect.
This t,;:t will show the rapidity with which
rhs mot-rure in the insulation will be driven
off, .-in.-I ill also render the insulation more
p.-run., :and finally weaken it as to its in-
,ul.einii properties.

It the Pacific Entrance.
Clapet '.o. 5, formerly a part of the
P. i tic Di\ in-ion dredging fleet, has been con-
v-rted into a tank vessel, and will be used in
storing water at Flamenco Island. It was re-
built in 1000, and continued in the dredging
work until 1910. when it was placed out of
commition. The hoppers in the hull of the
veu-,el have been sealed up with concrete,
and will be used as tanks, holding altogether
about o00 tons of water.
C lapet ,V. 6 is on the shipways undergoing
repairs to its hull. It was rebuilt in 1905, and
has been in continuous service since then.
The drdges at the Pacific entrance are
now working wholly in rock, the mud deposits
in the part of the channel where they are
excavating,. having been removed with the
exception oi-f those created by silting. The
dredges are now working in the Canal, south
of the site of the new cofferdam.
Slides at Gatun Locks.
Part of the earth bank behind the east wall
of the lower lock at Gatun sank on the morn-
ing of September 29, and rose up a few feet
awna The movement was apparently
caused by therockfill which carries the tracks
on which the cableway towers run, and only
a fea hours before the sinking occurred one
of the towers was on the section which fell.
The lock uall has been constructed at this
point to a sufficient height to keep the moving
earth from sliding into the lock chamber, and
no difficulty was experienced from this source.
But the work of repairing the track fill took
four days, and the concrete laying in the
lower locks was delayed by that much. Only
a week before, a similar sinking under the
cail, way tracks occurred on the west side of
the locks.
These movements of the earth at the lower
luck- began about a year ago. They are due
entirely to the nature of the soil which over-
lies the firmer earth and rock upon which the
locks are founded. It is singularly lacking in
cuherenL and moves on a very flat lope. As
a result the excavation in the lower lock. wa-
continually hampered by sections of the banks
falling or sliding into the pit, The total




amount of material that has moved in this
manner is probably not over fifty thousand
cubic yards, yet it has retarded excavation,
and consequently the laying of concrete.
The most serious consequence has been that
it has caused a four month's delay in the com-
pletion of the cofferdam across the lower end
of the locks behind which suction dredges are
to excavate for the north forebay and the
wing walls. The piers for this bulkhead are
now nearing completion. In the laying of
concrete the slides have had the effect of
limiting the space in which the cableways can
operate over the lock chamber, and thus of
restricting the amount that can be placed.
It was believed that when the walls were com-
pleted to a height to keep the banks from
sliding into the lock chamber, all the trouble
would be past; but the movement of the
light soil under the fills necessary for the
cableway tower tracks has introduced a new
difficulty, which although not serious may
continue to retard the work in the lower locks.

Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
September 30, follows:


Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.

September25................... 4.26 1,853
September26................... 4.01 1,782
September 27 ................... 4.48 1992
September 28.................. 4.10 1,829
September 29.................... 451 1,982
September 30................ .. 457 1,959
Total...... ........... .... 27.13 11.397

Ancon Crusher.
A statement of rock crushed at the Ancon
quarry during the week ending September
30, follows:

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.
Sepembher 25... ....... ...... 7.50 2,857
S eptemoer 26................... 6.45 3.317
September 27.......... .... 745 2,805
Scpti.'rber 28............ .... 6.40 2,575
September 29 .... ......... .... 6.55 2,619
September 30......... .... 7.40 2,782
Total.. .. ............ ........ 43.35 16955

Gatun Dam Spillway
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is about 70per cent completed, 157,074
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on Septem-
ber 30. 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.
September 25.......... 102 6.00 1
September 26.......... 128 7.00 1
September 27.......... 96 5.30 1
September 28.......... 142 7.00 1
September 20 ....... 100 6.00 1
Seritmnbr 3 ....... 100 6.00 1
Total ........... 668 37.30 1
Previods.ly reported 156,406
Grand total..........1157,074 _

Improvements at Railroad Station in Panama.
A shed will be placed over the platform at
the railroad station in Panama to protect
persons alighting from and boarding passenger

trains from the sbowers which are so Irequent
during the rainy season. The shed %ill extend
from the hospital car gate to the last of the
exit flur first-class passengers, thus including
all exit-. It will be 605 ieet long, 24 -leit ni.le,
and 14 feet high at the eaves, and uill be
built ,ul iron frame and corrugated r.,n roof.
Shelters will extend from the platform to the

exits, and also to the gates through which
passengers go to take the train. A shelter,
40 feet long and 20feet wide, will be built on
the street side of the railway station, in front
of the entrance to the waiting room for
First-class passengers, to the end that persons
may alight from coaches and enter the sta-
tion without being subjected to rains.


Over bb pEr cent of the cor. rete i- in placc. the amount at the close of work on Sep-
tember 30, being 2.796.170 cubic ards, out of a total of approximately 4,199,400. A total
of 33.300 cubic %ard, of concrete eas laid in the lock, during the week ending September 30.
Over 81.5 per cent of the concrete for the sy-tem of three twin locks at Gatun has been
,aid. the amront in place at the clo-e of work on September 30, being 1,624,0391 cubic yards,
uut ',i a tor. l uo 2.00to.000. A itartcm:iIt of the amount i\ cuoncrete placed in the locks each
working day fur the week ending Septriber 30, and of the total, follows; and a similar state-
ment for the \iork in the 4pillha, of Gatun Dam i? published elsewhere in thisissue. The
construction plant works 12 hour, daily, and the auxiliary plant Q hodrs.

DAt 2-.:ubic yard muLi. 2?-cJabic ,,ird amtir. T
DATE Large Total.
I I siope.
Corr.rete Hours No. of Concrete Hour6 No. of
Splace'd oI crked mixers nlc.:J I v.orked. mixers
Cu I a. CuL. 1 dJ. ICa. y'ds. Ck. Vds.
September 2% I 080 32 04 4 31 6 40 2 80 2,376
September 26 1.904 i 58 4 36 5 40 2 78 2,218
e timber 2 2 00 31 5! 4 413 40 2.5
September 28 I..12 3I. I 4 224 5.40 2 2.130
September 29. 1,538 23 44 4 19 I 3 40 2 1.728
September 30. 1 1`2 t16 38 4 46 I ; 40 2 1.500
*Porable mxer . 406 ... .. 406
rotl S10.55 165 3 4 2..25 37 00 2 158 12.972
Previously reported . 1.611.06
',randl -:.j l .-. 1 i I1.624,0391
m The 0ti 3 ,rds 4 hu wn lot the, portalt.I mixer., ire rciniorced c.ncrete. ,nd were placed or, the followingdayv:
Sep-tember ;5Lh. i. Sptepr,pmber 2oth ,i. Septerihr 27Nh. 69i, Septimber 26th. S;;i September 29th. 65,
September .YtIl. 3"'.
Concrete Aurk in the locks at Pcdro Miguel is over 87 per cent completed, 730,654 cubic
-ard-. out ul ., ttal ul S37,40U., bucket measurEment, haviing been placed at the close of work
on September 30. The rec,,rd lor each of the ,ix S-h.ur workingg da-- of last week. follows:


DAcTE -,b l*: .ard mixer; *.-ubic ,..rd mi n ,r. Lige Total.
Concr.:-L Hour No. oi Concret.: Houre No. of
I rl".-J Iv.orked rrIL\eris placed I c.,rked Itirxeiora
Lr I'. Cn li a Ca. kds. Cu. Yds
?rir1mb.:r i '4 I; U1 2 R'.3 i S.uO I 643
S.pr.mbhc 65u li 'ii 2 .8 5u 588
September .5 I 4, A 0 1 75. 3 64587
Sprcmber 2 I 4u 13 l0 2 07 r, 00 537
Sept'embe.r 2 33' Ill 0 ?I I 218 Ii UO 2 . 608
Srrt.m'nher .3(, 42' 1.4 00 2 1 85 1 50 3 605
T,A.l 2 ,:' 2 00 778 I SA ;i 2 1 3.563
Pr, .,usl Iy r. DOted i 4.411 727.086
C.rand total . 4.411 730,654

Over 32 per cnt of the concrete for the s stem of two twin locks at Miraflores was in
place un september 30. the t..tal amount on tiat date being 441,447, cubic yards, bucket
measurement. out of a total of apprix\omar.ely 1,3o2.000. The record for each of the six 8-hour
wurkinv day-, of last ceek, follows

.D 2- ..b ard m ,xer '2-ijbic ard mirerm. 1-cubic yard mixer.

Concrctel Hour: |No ofiConr.cete Hour.; No ol Concrete Hours No. of Large
r.nl ed l c.rkee'J It ,,r :rs! ola.:e.-l ,crk,'i I m xiUrr placed worked. mixers stone.
L. I u:. I IT ,C,. I'da. C Vds. u. Yds.
, .pt 1.It 28 I:; 6 1 14 Ou 2| 4 24 00 4 2.5!4
Sept 20 1 "Oh 2: "i 4 1 I' l '0 W 334 2h 15 4 . *2,745
Spt ; 'I0 2:, 4 10i 13 26 1 ? 2 6 23 0 4 .. 2.210
2'r.i 2 b ;o Ii' 1 '' 6 t',i III 00 I 33 4 ... 2.081
S-pt 2u ;.2 i ) 67 6 6:2 11 An I I 0e, 2', 00 4 1.760
S&pt 3u 812 24 1: 1.3614 1; o0 JT0 29 50 4 | 2.486
Total 5.596 144 S' .'3 6 334 4 nO I ? 1.915 151 65 4 I .. 13.856
Preou~ly ro|
rpo'd 3.693 427.621
Gr-.alnd 3693 441.477

*Includes 11 cubcyardslhid b hand

Vol. V., No. 6.

October 4, 1911.



Special Commissioner on Industrial and Com-
mercial Value of the Canal.
By order of the President, Professor
Emory R. Johnson is.hereby appointed a
Special CommissionerV for the purpose of
bringing up to as late.a date as practicable
the data contained in the Report oh the
Isthmian Canal Commission for 1899-1901
relative to the industrial and commercial
value of the Isthmian Canal, and also to
formulate rules and regulations governing thue
measurement of ships going through the Canal
and to make an investigation and recom-
mendation regarding the tolls to be charged.
Until his report is forthcoming Professor
Johnson will be allowed his actual expenses
and fifteen dollars a day including Sundays
and holidays. Upon the completion of Profes-
sor Johnson's work the Secretary of War will
finally fix his entire compensation.
Secretary of War.
September 1,. 1911.

Removal of Packing or Waste from Journal Boses
of Railroad Equipment.
By virtue of the authority tested in me I
hereby establish the following Oirder for the
Canal Zone
SECTION 1. An', person who shall without
lawful authority take or remove the packing
or waste from out of any journal box or boxes
of any locomotive engine, tender, coach,
caboose or truck, used or operated on an
railroad, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon conviction shall be sentenced to pay
a fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars,
or imprisonment in jail not exc. eding thirty
days, or both fine and imprisonment, in the
discretion of the court.
SECTION 2. This order shall take effect
sixty days from and after this date
\VM. H. TarFT.
September 14. 1911.

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
Administration Building. Ancon, on October
11. All applicants for licenses as chauffeur
must secure from the Department of Civil
Administration. Executive Office, Ancon,
forms of application, and information re-
specting 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 Building at
8:00 a. m. on October 11, with papers in
proper form. In addition, applicants for
chauffeurs' licenses must demonstrate their
capacity properly to operate an automobile,
and must have the automobile with them.

Oil Pipe Line Changes.
On Monday, September 11. the Union Oil
Company abandoned its line along the old
railroad right-of-way from Barbacoas bridge.
near San Pablo, to Gatun, a distance of about
18 miles, and no oil will be pumped across the
Isthmus until the completion of the oil
company's new line, which will parallel the
Panama railroad relocation from Caimito
Junction to Gatun. About two miles of line
have already been laid at each end of the gap,
leaving 65.000 feet. or nearly 13 miles to be

placed. The crossover from Barbacoas
bridge, where the old line now terminates to
Caimito Junction on the railroad relocation,
has been built, and is ready f',r service. The
construction ...rk between C.imito Junction
and Gatun will he L.efgun at once, working
from the 4.,uth end, and uii-ng the material
remu.ed fr-,rm the old. pip, lint It is believed
that the work ol rloninc the gap on the relo-
cation tan be ac( omplished in two and one-
half to three months, ie-pending on %weather
conditions. There has been placed in storage
in the tank' at Mount Hoipe, oil to the amount
of 110.000 barrels, equixaknt to a four
months' supply fur the %%orks at that end of
the Canal. at the present rate of con-.umption.
The amount of oil in the tanks at Petrolia
will shortly be incre-ied to 150,0011 barrel'.,
making the total amount in storage on the
Isthmus upward of 26J0.)000 barrel.-.
During the month of August, deliverie-
to the Commission a;grcgatied 74.413. barrel-,
or a little less than the April, 1911. deliveriets,
which are the larg=t' made in any one month
to date. The deliveries to the'- Commission
during the rurrtnt year. at the prseent rate
of consuiptiun., \\ill con-iderabl. exceed
tho-.e for any aar previous: -ince oil began to
hbe used a- luel on the Canal wcojrks. The
record of dclivetrie,. b% monrh.. from Jan-
uary 1, 1911, to September 1. frim the oil
company's tank,. fr..lloas-

.t,Ivta I I. C.C 1 ther-: Total
I nuan o2 64) 1.195 63.815
February 7 2.93c 4.790 77,736
MNar.-h .b 6 7.766 4.-i11 1.67,
April 1 74.930 2 2"7 77.157
May .. 2 ; '0 3 225 75.245
Jiu rw 71 03? o.269 7'.301
Jul. ao. 22 .* 0 3 2.2t11
August 74.4 13 4.044 i.45
Total .563.968 29.951 593.919

The total deliveries of oil from the Union
Oil Compan<'4 tanks on the Isthmuz during
Augu-t exceeded the record for any previous
Three ships are now engaged in the oil
carrying trade to the Isthmus. the Peelan of
65.00U barrels capacity,. and the Trimalo
and Ober,n of 45 (101 barrel, capacity each.
A ner. ve,-el is no% under construction in
English yards, which will be chartered by the
oil company as an addiTion to its fleet. It
will be completed early next %ear. and %iill be
of practically the same capacity as the
Dredge No. 6 to be Destroyed.
Ladder dredge No. 6, which sank in the
Atlantic entrance to the Canal, near the inter-
section of the French Canal, on June 19, %ill
be destroyed. A diver is now at work taking
off such part. as may be utilized to advantage
on the other dredges and, after it has been
stripped, the hull %ith it. ladder %%ill be blown
up by dynamite. The piece- will be taken
from the Canal channel b\ one of the trane
boats and stored on the island oppo-ite the
Mount Hope marine shop.
Thi- dredge was built in Scotland and
brought to the Ilsthmus by the old French
company for dredging in the entrance to the
Canal at Cristobal. It was taken from the
storage bay for floating equipment at Folks
River in 1905 and, after partial repairing. was
used for about a %ear In 1908 it was placed
in dry dock and the hull was repaired, after
which it was returned to work in the Atlantic
entrance, where it was operated for a period

of eighteen months before repairs were again
necessary. It was thoroughly overhauled in
the fall of 1909, and continued in the service
without extensive repairs until the time it
sank. At that time there were onlj two ,are-
takers on board, and the investigation held
suon afterwards did not determine the cause
.of the actidenr It was first planned to raise
the dredge, but ain examination of the' hull
showed that the plates were in such bad
condition that the. probably would not stand
the -etere strain incident to righting it. On
thi' account its destruction was decided upon.

Steam Shovel Record for One Year on P. R. R.
On pcptemhr r 7. 1911. -team shovel No. 257
,:omplet,..d a i.ir of continuous work on the
Rclocaiion .I th:. Panama Railroad. This
-hovel ain'e out of Empire Shop and com-
menteed wirk september S, 19111. It has
load.rd m,rr- or k.-s mat..rial e.cern one of the
304 workingg dals betuoen those dates, and
in eight ., the calendar months included in
this I period. has held the record for ,ardage
on the Isthmus. The following table shows in
detail the work done.
Output by ruois-;ecticon
Earth Rock Total
1910 Cu. Yd Cu Yds Cu. Vds
September 2 725 17.030 39 755
October 7.900 I 45.109 53.009
November 8.330 4,5000 53.1J30
December 7.000 | 10.440 4;.440
January 4,000 53.310 57.310
February 1.345 7 50 s' 58 S
MN.rch.. 5.400 64 200 60000
April 6..540 62,540
Mai ; ()030, 70.030
June .. .. | S.5 5Ss85U
July I .;.2;0 37.270
Aue,.st . 71.550 71.550
September .. 15200 15.200
Total .. I 700 678.079 714.779
Per ent ot
MStO-a. Output Time that No. of
by C t Shovel Working
Report 55orked Days
1 10. I I
September.. 3:7.40 64 3 20
October. 58.030 06 I 26
Nuoember 5 50.020 04 1 24
D.rc.mber 50 66- 62 5 I 26
January. o7310 75 0 I 25
February ... 60.10 79 9 23
March ... . 7.Wo00 77 2 27
April. .. 61.100 ;0 7 24
M, y . .7 ; 30 7; 6 26
June 65.20 2 4 26
July ., 2.5.0o 74 6 25
Adgust. 76.010 80 3 27
September I 15.200 76 9 5
Total i 7 .550 72 3 304
Average output per day 2 351 cubic yards.
Output for Ser.ember. 1911 p( da)s) Laken from
car report
Working al. i are eight hours.
L'ntil April. l11, this shovel was taking
out main line cuts on the sttep side hill south
of Gatun, the height of the bank being
generally o,.er 100 leet and running up to
165 feet. Under these conditions slides inter-
fered more or less with the work. Since April
the shovel has been in a borrow pit. Through-
out the year the material was argillaceous
sandstone, similar to that found in the Gatun
lock site The output has been loaded into
10 yard dump cars J H. LaRowe has been
engineer on this shovel during the entire year
with \%. E. Reader. E. E Austin and others
as craneman Handling of trains, shifting the
shovel, drilling and blasting has been in
charge of C. G. Jones, supervisor The shovel
is a 103 ton model with 5 yard dipper.


TRAFFIC BY PANAMA ROUTE. in the southbound trade, and that from
Panama to the United States and from
Freight Increase ofr TenrysTwo Per cent-Ton. (Central America and Mexico to the United
nhae at Entry Ports-Passenger Business. State in northbound traffic. The following
Freight tonnage by the Panama railroad state in northbound the r tonnage for the
iocrr-ael 112.30 pyr c-nt during the ,ear statement summarizeS the tonnage for the
incr- 2.3 prcnt du the eaend- fcal r 1911, a compared with thar of
in% Junn 30 P191..,er that for the previoIus 1910
fiscal \..ar. Tht rtrenuit- tunnage, that i
freight .-\clu-ise of r h.t arrivedd for the rail- 1o11 1910 ilncr4-. e
roil ,jumrlan increa-ed 2' .04 per cent Iutr, nc nd
The incr.t ir. ,a- in borh fIrcight c rried ni Eo Pana ni.. 1.1 r.l:' 01.O oo. b IS S2
south ui,.i-landJ rthbound. and rcprect-nt:- all Northnniaan ,
Irom Panama 37b.4;I3 320.361 3!4 9.
trafltk ie cpt that t.-. Panama from the Uniterd 1 -- 1 .----- -
State. :and ro San I-raniriii.,t fIromT Europe '-ot-i .-.1 1. I1. ,'2 "1l 22 39

Statemrnt- of Ireight tonnacL handled during the years 1911 and 1910, shoeing origin
and destination, fellow

1Ill IvII In.:rea.iC
C-,on ia PanJma,- !P`r ont
New York Phila.l'lphi,. an-d Guill p -rt, to an FGrnLioc. rilli.4?0 46. 1'4 Il7 s83
N .,' V:rk a dr. Gull pr1 t,:, l'- n ma P ,..ut[h P-acifi: Centr, .\rrIen .- eI i- ia
Europe to '.in3ma Soutt Paiic. CeDtnrl Arr.:r]a.i. Me.\,..o N -. ?,nd S-an ,
Fr anc.3. 3.21J I 110.51S II 56
Colon to Pnn-,in, iloa.l)-
Commer.-i.l 13J) 14$ 1l1.J-3. 43
itintiiin Ca -il Cnnamii, ,)n -l.'Q 0 i ,_:.t4i3 1: ;;
Comp.,n, Ireicht 2 1 2 1.25 25.622 '; 01
Total I ie 560 9 1.856 IS ,%'2
Pltomamj I.. Cut:n-
San Fran.:i.) t N.-i. York. Phil ad-l ti_,. ard Gilf piort [i115.5i 9 33 482 244 J'
Scutn Pait: Ct'entral Ani-rt ,. Merxico and P-anama. to NA York an.l
Gullf orti, i59.823 60.846 1 1 6(
Suthr. PCi.f.C Cenirl Amrter...a. M.iii:., -an Frinclicu ind Panama to
Earope 7.; 19 48.0-) 1 0 86
San Frani:ce ro 'Colon ', 1
Panama to ColI.n it... al- .
:ommer..iil ir,_-igat . . .534 i1 .67 i 4, h
I tlhmian C inil Corml: -,on . 91.9144 *). 0;4 f, 15
Compra fr. eight 24 8 214 Is '15
Tota 31; 470 2nil 3(.1 1i *I 9I
Total r retbound Ind ibound 1. .55.'.030i I 27 .?1; I 22 30

Colon to Panama-
For Panam.t 021 Q6s 811 .I5, IJ 56
Central \merca I 47.039 i8 125 23 3b
^... 1 0 4ni Oa I 100 2

oUt a, ,
San Francti.-o .
Panama t' C ,:cloin-
From Panmim .
Central Anmerii.:
Souhn Pa.:16i.
San Francio.


Total UAe-thounJ and c.ai.bundi
"Dcct a-e

Qb Or,; I 4F.2; I 103 lo
512 I 023 ". 1t)

1 17N.'i Io 991.3a0 Is '2
139.150 142.540 *2 3;
33 634S 19.i;3 ;0 97
S7.6;n 1 P 754 4 68
I ;.b I 34 05 245 40
348 3i30 r,5
3i1.471) .el'tl 361 34 90
I 55; 030 .1:2.21; 22 34

VESSELS ARRiING fN 1910 A'-D 1911.

Colo-n and Critwl.bi
Colon .nd Criitob.l
Tot a
Bjltoa .:nd Pjnam.r

d .. .Incr..-e Dec
Kind __ i. __
l11 1910 Num. Pcr Num-
I b. r | cit b.i

Coal I 86 9,1 i
Other Fr,.ght 1.013 1.2 ; 366 .'5
I.69co 1.338 361 26 9
A11l 243 :1 i3 14 .2



ra 4-
.. ni
I 4

.-7u-tli F'ai.inc purl -
Sin Fi onri, -
Ceintr3l Amern ansaid M1.xico .
From Europe to-
South Pa ..tic porti
P.nama .
Central Ameri- a andi I.d-.'.co
ban Franc,::o . .
*Dc:Ir- ;-.

... *3,085

.. 7.049

In the northkward direction the following
increa- e- are Sho rin.
To New York, Philadelphia and Gulf ports,
s-outh Pac.fic port 1.014
San Francisco 82,026
Panama .. . '850
Central Amern-.. jnd Mexico . '1,186
To Eur.,pe Irom-
SoUtir Pa..itc poits 2.902
Sn Fran Fr 1.262
Panama 328
Central Amernti'a and Mei ic... 15.158
A -tatcment -howing the number of pas-
sengers carried on the railroad and earnings
CLArs. 191 1 110 Per cent
Fit:t 4 t. .oSS 62;.397 11.04
,:onl I.: 15.406i 1.600.172 7.21

Total I .412 15 2.227.560 8 29

The groas revenue from the transportation
ol pa-sengt r- scar St.t6,001.25, a decrease of
* .52 per cent from 19101. while the number.
Al passenger_ tLirried shows an increase of
184,565, or S.29 per cent. The revenue re-
ceived from through passengers shows an
incrcaie of S6,542 24, or 20.92 percent,and the
number of through passengers an increase
of 2,56;, A.r 36.56 per cent. There -sas a de-
crea'e of 4.64 per cent in revenue from local
pa.,sengers, and an intrtea-: of 8.20 per cent
in the number carried.



KINIncrae.e I nc rease. Increase.
n1911. I 10P. T t T Pr 1o11. T01o0.I TonP P-! 1911 1010. Per
S cent I. --I- cent.

Coal .2. .... 2 4 49074 1.310 0 27 .--- 402.284 1490.974 1.310 0.27
Other Freight 749.35 5i ;;,v27 171.448 20 66 492 160.101 101.391 50 96 1.019.867 I 74;.028 272.839 36 52
1 241 as.9- 1.06.9, I 172.758 16 16 270.492 160.101 101 391 5 96 i 1.512.151 1.238002 274,149 22 14

All I 257.383 18 00u4 77: 2289 42 92 242 563 1.4 522 68 041 38.O7 1K 00.46 354.616 I 145.330 40 9i

Vol. V., No. 6.

P.R i

Ci stob 3

The revenue freight, including both mer-
chandise and coal amounted to 1,523,681
ton_, an increase of 285,300 tons or 23.04
per cent. The total revenue derived from
this traffic %as $2,39.S,177.8S an increase of
S25,605.94or 1.08 percent. Company freight
amounted i., 3.5,349 tron., and there were car-
ried 3 449 ton- o' mail and baggage. 2,909
tons of express, which are included in the
totals quoted. 01 the freight tonnage 75 69
percent was southbound and 24.31 north-
br-und, a; compared with 77.96 and 22.04
per cent tor the previuu- year. The through
freight tonnage Aaa 30.42 percent of the total
handled a. against 30.60 per cent in 1910.
Coal, including that for the company, com-
pr,~-d 41).53 percent of the local traffic south-
Freiaht southbound from various sources
-ho%%. the following increase;:
From New York, Philadelphia. and Gulf
ports to-

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Oko er 4, 1911.


Method of Operating Chains That will Guard
Approach to Lock Gates.
Proposals have been requested for materials
for chain fenders for all the locks, and bids
will be opened at the Washington office on
November 14. Included in the proposed con-
tract are castings for hawse-pipe, cylindersand
detail parts, certain structural materials,
operating valves, piping and fittings from
cylinders to pump and tank, and mechanism
for starting and stopping the pump Parts
not included are the main pumps and motors
and all electrical machinery and wiring,
chains, suction tanks, resistance valves,
stairways and gratings, drainage pumps, their
motors, piping etc., also riveted steel anchor-
ages attached to hawse-pipe castings.
The function of the fender chains is to pre-
vent the lock gates used as a bulkhead or
dam across axis of locks to form a higher level
of water, which may have no corresponding
amount of water against them on the down-
stream side), from being rammed by a ship
that may approach too near the gates under
its own steam or by escaping from the toa -
ing locomotives. They will therefore be
placed on the up-stream side of the fullowaing
gates- Gatun-Upper guard gates., inter-
mediate and safety gates of the first or upper
locks. Pedro Miguel-LUppcr guard, inter-
mediate and safety gates. NMiraflores Locks-
Upper guard, intermediate and safety gates
of the upper locks. At the lower end of each
flight of locks are guard gates, mitering in an
opposite direction from the lock gates, A hose
function is to keep water from the chamber
between these gates and the lower operating
gates, in case it is desired to pump water from
this chamber for the purpose of repairing or
painting the lower lock gates In front of
these guard gates chain fenders will also be
stretched. In all 24 fender chains and 48
machines will be required.
In operation the chain will be stretched
across the lock chamber from the top of the
opposing walls, and when it is desired to allow
a ship to pass, the chain will be lowered into
a groove made for the purpose in the lock
floor. It will be raised again after the ship
passes. The raising and lowering will be ac-
complished from both sides by mechanism
mounted in pits or chambers in the lock walls

0 04

o 5
0 0


as shown in -ketches, herewith.
anism as designed con-ists uf a h
operated system of L.yhnders, an

sheaves by Ahich one foot of mr
the cylinder accomplishes four f
The s-stem of cN linders consi


This mcih- fixed cylinder 410 inches in dianmeter, one
.draulically cylinder 38 inches in diameter mn, ing a thin
d a train of this, and a fixed plunger 25 inches in diameter
upon which the smaller .lihnder monvi,
The cylinder is aIctuatcd hI. %aatr fur..eJ intu
S the larue clinJer I'r dl.,%nnv.jrri muthin or
railing the chain, and into th- -sm ll i i.hnil-r
for upward motion or lowering the chain.
Stf,... Thi. chanted of flow i-; produced by tar.minc the
.,,', posit i-n .1; the operating \.aihe by mean- of a
"" lenoid ,Jireraicd by remote trontrol. A large
,m open tank provide storage for the water dis-
placi-d in the outer _.linder as the muting
cylinder ri:-es. and also makes up fur the
waste due to Icakagce and c-aporation. The
stroke of the c'. lindt-r i- '1 f,-et t) inthe., and
iech complete movcment therefore raises or
lower- the rh.,in S6 feet fur each machine, or
192 for both. The operating pressure is 60
po-,unds per square inch.
Water is forced into the cylinders by a
centrifugal pump, -ituated in the pit. thich
is started automatically by a quick-acting
electric switch. operated bh. a system of rods
and levers, actuated by a -top fastened to the
guide c ke attached to the mio. ing c -linder
This mechanism also prevents any conild-
erable movement of the cylinder through
l,:kag,:-, in-.uring the ciontinutd maintenance
lOF FENDER the :hain in itl upper or Iower por.itions.
a- eNcEs The smallirc\linder carrie- two 'heaves by
m'-.ans of v-.cbar- attached to a crosshead at
cementt b\ it- lower end Taou similar 'heates at right
eet b% the angles to the li.\ er ones ar.e carriedd in station-
ar\. bearings suppirt.'id on riveted girder'
ist- of one spanning the pit. The chain pas-e, through
a h.mt -e-pipe ia-tint in
the lock %all. ahich is
secured to heavy5 rieted
anchorag-- embedded in
S* the concrete. A riveted
strut connects the hori-
zontal girders aith the
S h- hauwe-pipe casting, so
thar the entire outward
pull of the chain is trans-
ferred to theanchorages.
The chain is supported
,i on an idler fastened to
the hawse-pipe casting,
then makes a quarter
turn arounil one of the
lied shealievs. passes down and makes a half
turn around one of the lower movable
sheaves, rises up again, making a half turn
around the second stationary sheate and
S going down on the other side of the ma-
chine. It then makes d half turn around the
second movable sheave and. passing up. has
its end fastened to one of the girders at the
top of the pit.
If a ship shouldd run into the fender, exert-
ing a pressure of more than 750 pounds to the
square inch, the chain will be paid out grad-
ually by an automatic release until the %essel
comes to a stop. For instance, a ten thousand
ton ship. running at four knot- an hour, strik-
ing the fender, would travel 72 feet 6 inches
after striking the chain before coming to a
stop. The resistance to the paying out of the
chain is provided for by two resistance valves
arranged in parallel. These valves are so
designed as to remain closed until the pressure
?'' back of them rises t.) 750 pounds per square
inch. when these opin autumaticall:, main-
UNGER, AN training a constant pressure, and hence stress.
on the chain.



Results of Pistol Practice by Police and Cule-
bra Clubs.
The United States Revolver Association
championship match held at Culebra on
September 23, 24 and 25, synchronously with
the national matches in the United States,
resulted as follows:

Possible Scores A B C D F
_Nae _500 500 750 250 250
L. D. Cornish... 414 438 541 198 167
C.B. Larzelere. 391 434 504 169 161
Jacob Bernson.. 386 430 311 154 124
M.W. Fox..... 394 426 ............ 127
T.E.L.Lipsey 357.... . .. 105
John Acors ... .. ..... .. 353 .....
J. B. Cooper. ......... ... 282 .
L. A. McIntyre ... 241 ...... ..

REMARKs:-Match A wasfor revolvers; Match B for
pistols; Matches C and D for military revolvers, rapid
fire, 5 shots in 15 seconds; and Match F for pocket
revolvers. 5 shots in 30 seconds.

The finals in the pistol tournament for the
Canal Zone police were shot off at Gorgona
on the afternoon of September 23; the ten
men who had qualified making the following

g' NAME. Rank. Bulls- Mo-
a! eye ing Aggre-
o L target. target. gate.
1. John W. Maddera ic.pol. 65 36 101
2. Lu A.. .:lrtnure IC .rp.i:,rl 62 39 101
3. ..-n ..-' c.ri I pt.l1. 65 30 95
4. J-me L .x,dJ I c. pol 56 35 91
5. Arthur Floo.l ic pol. 55 31 86
6. Walter F D.)bv I(orporal 65 18 83
7. %.Vhliam C,.n'y | li pol. 55 27 82
8. Gejrg-e W. Lewi LitLut 56 26 82
9. B F .MeryLman. 11C pal 52 19 71
10. A C; B.lknap. In-pector 54 13 67

The tie between Maddera and McIntire
was shot off, and the match was won by
Maddera. He was awarded a bronze medal
about the size of a peso, containing on its'
face an enameled pistol between the words
"Police" and "Canal Zone," and on the
obverse, "Highest score, 1911," with a blank
for the name of the winner. The trophy was
offered by the Chief of Police.
This tournament is the first of the semi-
annual practice matches that have been
arranged for the police force, which is com-
composed of 153 officers and first-class police-
men, and 116 second-class, or negro police-
men. The preliminaries consisted of an
instruction practice, and a record practice.
In the record practice there were two classes-
target and moving figure shooting. The
distances were 15, 25, 5and 50 yards, the time
limit for five shots at the bullseye target
thirty seconds, and at the moving figure ten
seconds. The targets were made up, as
Bullseye target-Is a rectangle 6 feet high
by 4 feet wide. Black circular bullseye, 8
inches diameter, value of hit, 5; center ring,
26 inches diameter, value of hit, 4; inner ring,
46 inches, value of hit, 3; outer, remainder
of target, value of hit, 2. A ricochet has the
same value as a direct hit.
Moving target-Silhouette of a man in the
standing position on a rectangular target,
4 by 6 feet, the feet of the silhouette resting
on the lower line of the target. Value of
hits, direct or ricochet: On figure. 5, on target,
outside of figure, 2. The moving target is
suspended from a taut wire across an open
space from two clumps of brush, the nearest

point at which it appears being 15 yards away
from the position in which the contestant
stands, the farthest, 50 yards distant; distance
traveled by the figure in the open., 40 yards.
The figure is drawn across the open space
away from the marksman at the rate of 40
yards in ten seconds, and back again at the
same rate, the effect being to simulate a man
running from, and toward the marksman
while making for cover. The Colt's service
revolver and ammunition are used.


Mlaj. T. C. Dickson will arrive on the Isth-
mus, from his annual vacation leave, on the
Panama, due October 5.
The Hon. Nicholas Longworth, Member
of Congress from Ohio, accompanied by his
wife, is making a visit of one week to the
Isthmus. They will return to the United
States by way of New Orleans on Thursday
the 5th instant.
Justice of the Supreme Court.
Mr. William H. Jackson, who has been
Senior District Judge since June 5, 1911, has
been appointed Associate Justice of the Canal
Zone Supreme Court and assumed office on
September 29. He will preside in the Court
of the Second Circuit at Empire. The Su-
preme Court now consists of H. A. Gudger,
Chief Justice, and Associate Justices Thomas
E. Brown, Jr., and William H. Jackson. It
has a full membership for the first time since
December, 1910.
Arrival of 10th Infantry.
The Tenth Regiment of Infantry, U. S. A.,
arrived on the Canal Zone on Wednesday
morning, having embarked at Galveston,
Tex.. on September 26, from Fort Sam Hous-
Temporary barracks have been provided
in canal quarters at Las Cascadas. The reg-
iment, as it arrived on the Zone, consists
of 33 officers and 813 enlisted men. Col.
Henry A. Greene is in command. The other
officers are Lieut. Col. Blauvelt, Maj. Chas.
Gerhardt, Maj. J. H. Ford, M. D., Capts.
Lawrence D. Cabell, Q. M., Ralph E. Ingram,
Frederick W. Coleman, Ethelbert L. D.
Breckenridge, Jas. J. Mayes, S.W. Widdefield,
R. C. Humber, Wm. Taylor; First Lieuts.
John B. Shuman, Walter L. Reed, Jesse
Gaston, Win. F. Harrell, Fitzhugh B. Allder-
dice, Gordon R. Catts, Andrew J. White,
Chas. F. Conry, H. B. Jones; Second Lieuts.
John B. DeLancey, Avery B Cummings,
Ebenezer G. Beuret, Lewis C. Rockwell,
Wmin. J. Fitzmaurici, John H. Stutesman,
Robt. L. Eichelberger, Herbert E. Marsh-
burn, Fred B. Carrithers, F. B. Grey, Harry
R. Kutz.
Second Lieutenants Philip B. Fleming,
John W. Stewart, Joseph C. Mehaffey, Paul
S. Reinecke, and Raymon A. Wheeler of the
Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., have been
assigned to duty on the Canal work from
November 25, 1911, to June 15, 1912.

Sanitation of Golden Green.
Temporary sanitation of the village of
Golden Green, near Culebra, will be accom-
plished by the installation of six concrete
lined waterproof vaults, instead of a sewer
system. The cost will be borne equally by
*the Panama railroad, on whose land th*
village is situated, and the Canal Zone

Government. The cost of maintenance will
be borne by the railroad company. Perma-
nent provision in the shape of a sewer system
isnot made t this time, because it is believed
the village aill cease to be occupied to so
large an extent as at present, when the Canal
is in operation, and the railroad is on the
east side of Culebra Cut.

Manzanillo Canoe Club.
The Nlanzanillo Canoe Club was organized
at Cri.-tobal on September o, with Oliver G.
Tubby. president; A. A. J. Kopp, vice-presi-
dent, and J. ptha \\. Dibrell. secretary-treas-
urer. It is the intention of the club to erect
a thoroughly equipped canoe house on Folks
River B.iy The membcr-hip will be between
forty -ind ift, atiuv,: membership to be
confined to canoe owner. Owners, or intend-
ing .w ners. of c anoes. desiring tr. become
associated with the club, may make applica-
tion for mcmber-hip

Missing Men.
Any one ha\ ing information regarding the
whereabouts of Jules Levy, who is supposed
to be residrn on the Isthmus of Panama, is
required to communicate with the Director
of Pusts. Ancon, C. Z
An', one having information regarding
W. 31 Palmer. a carpenter by occupation,
and uho is supposed to have come to the
Isthmu.s fi Panama is requested to com-
municate with the American Legation
Building Notes.
One of the first permanent buildings to be
erected on the Canal Zone ha- been authorized
for quarters for the caretaker of Brazos
Brook Reservoir. It will be constructed of
concrete and will have a tile roof, in contrast
with the frame buildings with sheet iron roofs
which are u-ed as Canal quarters. It will be
one storv hich and will contain a sitting room,
dining room, kitchen and pantry, two bed
room-, bath. dry room, a servant's room and
A four ro,-m -chool building for the colored
children of .\ncon and Corozal will be erected
in Ancon from material taken from labor
barrack, it Tabernilla.
A fifteen.foot addition has been authorized
for the Ancon Market.

W E. Clay ton, an emplo.e of the Atlantic
Div:'i.,n at Criti'bal, died at Colon Hospital
on September 27. He was fort -five )ears of
age, a widoa-r. and had been on the Isthmus
four ,,ars He is survivedd by a brother living
at Huntinton Ind
The death ul Mrs. Boud, wife of 0. S.
Boyd. occurred at their home in Cristo-
bal on Friday, September 20, 1911. She
had been 'on the Isthmus for over six years,
and i: survived by htr husband and two
children. Funeral -er\ices will be held at
Christ Church. Colon, on Thursday morn-
ing October 12, immediately after arrival of
train No. 2.
United Spanish War Veterans.
The United Spanish War Veterans will
give a military ball at the Hotel Tivoli,
Ancon, on the evening of November 2, for
the benefit of their relief fund.

Vol. V., No. 6.

October 4, 1911.


Atlantic Entrance Breakwater
A lack of piles, with which to continue the
construction of the trestle from which rock
is dumped, has caused a partial suspension of
work on the breakwater at the Atlantic un-
trance. Three weeks ago the supply of piles
ran out, two weeks ago one of the steam
shovel% in the quarry suspended work be-
cause there was no place to dump the ruck it
was excavating, and last week the second
shovel shut down. It is expected that a ship-
ment of piles will be received this week, in
which event, work will be resumed Of two
shipments received from the States recently
aggregating 2.960 piles. 1.250 piles have been
condemned. The trestle now extend, 0.610
feet from the shore line tow rds the entrance
of the Canal, and it is filled with Toro Point
rock up to within a few feet of the water sur-
face. This rock disintegrates on exposure to
the air and, therefore, the superstructure of
the breakwater will be made with hard rock
from Porto Bello.
The second of the derrick barge. which will
handle this rock was launched at Mount Hopse
marine shops on September 28. Its hoisting
apparatus, a Lidgerwoud double drum, with
14 by 18 inch cylinders, ha- arrived from the
States. and this, %tith boiler, from an old
French claper and a st:3am shouel boomn
engine for the swinging apparatus. will beF
installed at monte. Work at tht marine -hopi
is in such conditi.in at pree-nt that butl tht
derrick barge. can nou bc completed

Ladder dredge No. I which has had it- hull
plates renewed at the Mount H.IL- niarinm:
shop. has rejoined th. nr, raging fleet at rht
Atlantic entrance 'nd aI now skOrking just
outside the short line.

Suction dredge No 80, which underwenr
extensive repairs at th, Mount Hope marine
shop after having completed the fill of Colon,
has been assigned to work on th. hydraulic
fill of Gatun dam, taking the place vacated
by the Sondpiper on the north ride sif the east

A petition that the battleship Oregon be a-
signed first placein the naval pageant, which
it is assumed will be a feature of the reercise'
at the opening of the Canal, ha, been re.
ceived on the Isthmus, and has been relerred
to the Spanish War Veterans for such action
as they deem fit to take.

Band Concert
A concert will be given by the Ilthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at the Hotel Tivois. Ancon. C. Z.. on
Sunday. October 8 1911 iat ;.30 p. mn TrIe program
1. March-Ideal Re.:-v,:,
2 Selectiuon-Th Pink Lady Car. I
J Intermezzo Elcgante-From Tales ,.r
Hnffmnaw Offenbach
4. Overture-Jolly Robber. Suppe
5 Characterini, MItc.rceau-i-rn firt.,. Hosmer
6. Ea) Two-step-Billy Kenilih
(b) Popular Miarch-i In .,e ).ou Wt'it
Tonight? Van .AlisI1.
7 Paraphrase-Rocked in the t'rallt of the
l' cp Loienberg
8. Medley Selcction-Ruosier s P'eptla,
9. March- Kaiser FrPedrnh Friedman
CHAuBJ.s E. JENNINGS. Muasial Direcotr
The next concert will be givtn dt Cristobal. C Z
on October 15. at 4 30 p m.
BUCKLEY-HARRISON-On September 6. in
Baltimore. Md.. Donald Buckley. of Boston Mass to
Mamie E. Harrison. of Washington. D. C.. the Rev.
Thomas R. Woodford officiating Canal Zone residence.

Actilties of the Young Men's Christian Assocla-
The .hedule of moving p.:iturt entertainments for
the Leek of October ) so 1 i ollou i
Mon'lv" Empire Tue:dav. Culebra. Wednrsdas,
Corozal. Tnursidiy Criatubal Friday Gorgona.
Saiuriua'.. Gitun
The sanding of the Isthmian Bowling League teams
on Saut.lay. September 30 was as folloes
Won Loit P C
Empire .22 A 733
Cri ,tuoal i1 12 bOO
iatun 1$ 12 600
C '.riona It 14 5.3
M ailne- 13 17 .431
Culebra 4 26 133
i.in Tue.Ja.. iigh. ,ritemrier 2' J L Mal.:.ne
pliwed pool and hilluijd camee and gavce an e'hibiltion
I isth' billis d garn. h. di:le lced Me._rs F.rmr
Tlimnslp'on and C unnincrisin lin to 54 In lh.-' Ipooli
game he d.e'irited i Mler- \il-on and BsIU'r s 1 t, 3G
On Fridav ihe M:.- Ini.-M.1 irlaIll t.k.'iil balt :am
irom Pt-elo ,iniglel p1-ji -'sI .* iici..ti gainni 1t-i the
Ciorisl t:jtr, t52urdia nsr,t thet i.'.tzal ti-.-ni ill
mr:et the Gortrena teaim al C.r.:'zl a in the first l in.-
Is.n'cue gfaime
TTwenti-iour new l.ook lirt: hbe n oI,'.redJ for hil.
lsr irv
Their iioslui ciril.nt- l .ri.ln-ed f.or tnh Cororaul tluit-
h.,ij-'e wiirludt in teiensriso in t'lhich '.ill b.- lo:tt3.- a
l'adr (if b.Ih, linre ll.:'. -u icll t'A.i ni[.PeJ lo.-ker ro.nsm
'sith .l s.inan i. -hli.,. r bail. in bairb'r snOp
Ti v ll' h, l .rric iiete r-rn r e \il Star. anid
airnred .t1n *-'n Tsiesda', .-inc sn s., .oun by the
n, *rri:da liir.i Thi' game betr.'-r. ith, 'uarh.:r.rm3ter ;,
epirtnmenrt and A.i- Sl.i,nt L[in.in'.er o1n Thi,hirday
",',:nn _s;,J s en UIJ tile Isilier
Th- lanu'L-r' howling tmnurnm.'nlt closed .3n Friday
earning Folloking are ith namnie: i' the niien lhat
fianihed. and ilitr IandistJi
Name Wonr Lust
Ba.uin:r I ; 2
Brn sn 14 4
'smith 1I 4
:-I .hl. urr, II 4
Ml.t:nell 14 5
L.- lind,.i 1. 6
I' l Ii 0
Dr.coill II 8
Hutt-ias'ier f 16
Wai ncr 14
'.lengl ; 14
rXnia 4 1'
E rrrrnl:ton 4 1.
High c,:ore. Drin-.ul. :'4 MIongril 1 1. Ca-e" 20'
Dni.kpin c]sse otrr ill'0 Mitchell 102 Fox 106.
tInl Hobart. IJ2 101 i
TlIP GaCLin ho ding t'jsi L.ul. ilirte gsinL t'ruin
Cilebrt at Cultbra S.iturla..- ervenng. TI.e cores'
LC le or. Gatun
Mrenrl 157 I;i 139 0 \ eara 153 163 1579
SbibliiiI 146 104 Chamn I n I8 1SO 180
'itlsell 142 110 1.32 Beattie 1S39 1.'S3 1418
Cj 167 l$l IAn Gallowarv v 201 14 142
Doughersy Ih1 156 210 B-iile 14h lto 190
I'v 1135

Total ;74 ;30 705 841 616 S.19
The i'ollning rn.gh ,:,or..i were bowled C,1 the alley s
during tht. pa3t week T-npirn --[nne 202. 21.14 '08
213 201. 204. 2i7. P..rki 7?,3 25:. Arner;un. 202,
Gi.ic.lli 201 Ducklin(s-Counib' 107. 0lS, Pulisier
110i Grund. 104 Paine. 115
The league games' baoled on Empire alle on Sat-
urday n.ght. September 30. resulted in Empire' s in-
ning Enr:re gamoe: core, were Iaollo's.
Empire .osigon-i
Pinney'. 162 Iq3 Il ,r itt 17 ISO lIf4
(G.vio ll 148 194 Si r IS nt I 4 177
\nder,-on I t lf0 I1 : \rno hli I.; 120 180
DjOas 1 70 17 17 : l1n rr 1 6 I' 1I So
Parks. IN 172 18n llAl.I im n 172 142 155
T'itjl XIS i ob R' r, ,n: tr o Klt?!
On NaturI.a. righr I tLolltr 7 t h,- Gatun itam wiilU
bowl on thi. Finiu re al.-t in lithe i-age erlte.c
The Ithmnit.e Bak't Bill Le>.igu" %ill begin the sea-
jun oin Sa'.tId. I Oc-lohber 7 ts hen the Empire team will
pLas Culrihria n the tlate'r ruirt
Thn. ro'ttlsr meeting of thll Elimpire Literary .and DO.-
hiting Si ti ty i ll b, held ,nl Frida. evening. October
On Sund. earning October 8. there uill be an in-
formal -ong wern.:e; at A 30 a clock
Mr. Ml.one. a pool and billiard expert. gave an ex-
hibition on Wednesday night. September 27 In pool

he defeated t',o local pl'jytr b't, a ..umr rif 140 to 42.
In billiards he defeated Geo Strong lis a ,rt.rL of 150 to
26and Thos Ryan, 125 to 21
At the meeting of the bjhkctrs.ill phlser oas Wed-
nemday night. Septenitber 27 J',.r Caitetlnter wasi
el-cted captain ind Geo Auer n'ana.gtr
In the bowling contest on Gorgona alle-a Saturday
night Empire took t.o out ol thr':e gimes from the
local trf'im Following are thei score-
Emplire Gorgon3
GutLarson 168 191 147 Roper 148 13.1 143
,[.Ink 14 157 143 V \ rat'" p 159' Io2 1:6
(.',rham 145 157 17,, R. Vat c p 14' 1 n. 113
Pweron 135 167 155 Sa.xton 161 140 171
liaison 116 146 164 H:gieprts. Il 132 147
Total 73? PIq 7A? 750 67' :55
In the return matrh g.ime of pool between Malone,
ar-ro'iessicn.dlfro.mti Lis't-ni', and D'. Poorter. o Gatun,
Ith, latter ii3. def.-.sed
(ii Sntii.r,i tr enrnn Stitemiher 10 a gamc of
bak,.t h.ii %i.. pl, j at G.atun bPi.een two teams of
the McCliniu M ,rshall Comt'..ns The s.,ore resulted,
Alt-int .. 2s. P.-ifrtc. t, Ti' lne tir AilaLnti'-
'Wil-,n. R F Ioirtenitinc L. F MmoItli C..
Counly R G Gib-on L G Paofit s-Cuoper R F :
Ram.e. L F Hutle1i C.. Vannetiman. R. G.;
Maguire L G Goals from field' \\Al on I Horten-
tl,e' S. S lhnottI 3 C .anley. 2.. c.oop'r. I Fouls:
Minotim 3. Conper. 4
ain Saturday night c. .tober 7 G' Itij sill play
Cr:'tr.tb in Lhe fir:t bsk.'tiall amerni f th"- -easir.
on order for 110 n,' bot.ks v.j, :ent I.. the Statta
on T-j.-div. October Ird The-. bo.ok. ,omprise late
ric-ion and onme books of tIeL-hniLcl rnaracter
Gritsn took ill sx lg'irme of boslink' )n S"aturjda.
* ptimner in The ;'ior.-r ilir hi rm. alley - as
1 lt Crim': 2'd gfiTe rd crime
GaLUII -'h 703 77I"
Cul.:bra ;54 o,% 2 '.0h
A lar.- qu.antiv 1l g'mnasiurr, -tiprplir' nd IOll
new G a'un pennant- hate ,nrlt Iroin 111i Stat'-' and
are' now on -le T'n inineralitr du. krin h-owling hall
w ere v l' r': c i'
Fltl'. -se:n rnm:n atten.d-. hei d,.hjte at th,.: rnie.ing
of the Literry oind Debatting Club rin Wedne'-day
evening the Li.ll-, under ii.,- i'in,1 .r-ing 'Rf olved.
That the Inmstli.'e R.-:fI rrin.um and Retall ar*- best
for the g,:.ernment of our Stijt'- DeOision %aS in
i've.r it tahe afirminit.% alLer 'slhih [tlere "as i public

.\t the pr-.,ntatios inmoker htld on Thursd.a night,
Sept:minber 28. ther-" ais an .itLen-JnlCe i0 324. A
program w.a4 r,-n.l-'r.d inl ihn r''rtm.J[iorn of medals
lo i. nn-r.',r no th I.tlhm.in Du.:k Pin Le-.gue b%' L' M
Bullbrd iotllo se]
The lubie.-' to 1b: hI.' :uLI.'.: lh.f:.re the Debasing
Club on \\'Wedndas eren.ng O 'hober II will be
' Res:.olv.l That the pr-se'nt freedom of the press
should be re-tricted
The Culehrra bolsling team still plI the Cristobal
tiarri on the home alle a on Saturday eviering Octob-r

FolIooime is the '*o:.r. of g'ine hLttie-n bowling the
Marine, from C'imp Elliott and Cri-tobal at Cristobal
on Sjai.rdal e'veninrlk' ;cptember ii,.
.1ri e. Cri lbejal
M.lrtii. 11$ I IostI -i.t,,. .n IS 162 18,
Doitl 14 11.2 I' Blaikhiurn 160 169 200
Tr,a.n II 10 I 4 Rahhiltt 165 205 144
('atall-o 118 12' I,2 Bullrd 115 171I 1 2
Clouse. 1 17 tl' I ;r LAx.LAh 1I5 Is1 151
To sJ hr12 708 .,1.2 $30 .i8S 87.5

Misdirected Letters
s.,I:o Z .O..tober 4 1911
Tht Iollosting i..u-r.:ientl, addrc.zd lept tr origs-
nating in the United ntatl s and its poss',ions. have
been re's'ived in the orf'e ao the Director of Po't., and
mas be secured upon requ,'lt of the addr-sse'-
Bowie \'illihm H Killough Ales
Bn'an Josep-h .Xar nall. Jotin ?i
Carnr.. J E MICGrari. F F'
Clinton C. P .Mill.r nm.
Con William Mollinhour Hi
Crauford. David i21 Netell Juhnl
Donatello F Orniar. John
FabUn Lionel J i2dcla,-sPa.ne Jis T
Fan Henr' S Posrell C '
I'>sier. Captain John Rose. L E
I;ett'n H W St John S. W.
Goldatein Mihsa Sara Smith. Mrs. L
Ilaplund George E Webber Mike
Hall. Robert Wiltmer. G S
Herrhey % D Woods Louis F. iI

LoTr-On passenger train arriving at Panama at
9 a m. September 24 a sm.ll atlls. and draftsman s
ruling pen Finder till please leave with baggage
agent in the railroad station.at Panama



Reduction of Force
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 25. 1911.
European laborers are being discharged on account
of reduction of force in'the Central Division, and the
Acting Chief Quartermaster advises that it is impos-
sible to place these men in other Departments or
Division In fact, at the present time there appears
to be a surplus of both European and West
Indian labor. Some few of the older Spaniards of
doubtful efficiency have been furnished transportation
to return to Spain, and it may prove necessary to re-
sort to wholesale repatriations. In order that the
present situation may be be handled more intelligently,
it is requested that you will advise whether the con-
ditions of your work will require within the next
several months either an increase or reduction in the
number of European laborers employed, and what will
be the probable extent of the increase or reduction.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.

Acting Depot Quartermaster
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 27, 1911.
Assistant Depot Quartermaster,
Mount Hope, Canal Zone.
Effective September 28, 1911, and during the
absence of Captain Courtland Nixon, on leave, you
will act as Depot Quartermaster.
You are authorized to receive and receipt for sup-
plies of the Isthmian Canal Commission consigned to
Colonel C. A. Devol, or the Chief Quartermaster,
Isthmian Canal Commission; to accomplish bills of
lading; to certify invoices for payment as to quantity
and quality of supplies shown on such invoices; and
in general to perform such duties as properly belong
to the position of Depot Quartermaster.
Acting Chief Quartermaster.

Acting as Purchasing Agent
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 28, 1911.
Effective September 28, 1911, and during the absence
on leave of Captain Courtland Nixon, Mr. Charles L.
Parker. Assistant Depot Quartermaster, will perform
the duties of Purchasing Agent 'on the Isthmus.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.


The commissaries are open during the following
Gristobal, 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. 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 storage provisions for the week
beginning October 21.
The Commissary Bulletin for October contains
notices of new supplies received, reduction in prices
on shirts, shoes, and raincoats, and a price list of gro-
ceries and tobaccos.
The only material changes in the cold storage price
list as published in last week's CANAL RECORD are:
Increased-fre.h egg: from 29 to 30 cents a dozen,
from 15 to 16 .:ent a i.,lf dozen; ham, 26 to 28 cents
a pound; lettuce, 12 to 15 cents a pound; romaine, 12
to 15 cents a pound; tomatoes, 4 to 6 cents a pound;
peaches, 6 to 8, grapes, 7 to 8. and plums 7 to 10
cents a pound. Decreased-Cauliflower, 12 to 10
cents a pound. New apples, 7 cents per pound.

Sale of Horizontal Stationary Gasoline Engine
Sealed bids ill be r ,:ci, ed at the offir ,:c.i the Depot
Q'arterm'i...r M'lount Hope. until tt. o clock P M
October 16 1Ol I 1h-n th-. will he opened in the pres-
-'nc .1f nttendr.n r_,.Jders tor one 2. hore power
'Ailll.arms..rt BoeD.ul honzionti l _tationary gasoline
engine. c:rmpl,te 1tin bitt':r bcx cooling tank and
dri ne b.-It. Enrine can be ,en and examined on mny
work.nrC d.. b-eti een tl-,e hoursoi .ev.en tnol.ven A M .N
and .,n- tot it.fi P rI upor, applhiic.irin to thii office
Thp right ,; r,.rved to reect anoy or all bids B.da
mu:t b, plainly', marked "Propo-. l o v.urchaie one
uTtiionir, i .c rine engine, to be opened October 16,
1911 and Addrec.,ed to the Acting Depot Quarter-
masr..r MIuLnt Hope. C. Z.
Acting Depot Quartermaster.

Supplies for the Canal.
The following steamers "ith ;upplica for the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, ,rrned ait the ports oi Cria-
tohbl. Colon ind Balbo= during the week tnid.ng
-.:r.ltemrb,r 30
Ct'u cn St[ tL mber 24. from New York, with 13 cases
machinery, 10 cases copper tubes, for Atlantic Division;

1 145 piice! pig iron for les.h rn..:al Dm Ition. II0 b rrl..
paint I d.rum;T l 1 10i) cae: inEed ,oil 100 aii t
liquid exterminator, 53 piccs, hblick iron pipe 40 coils
rope. 510 peace st.ee- anril,?, 40, ;" atovepipe. ior toLok.
:tnd .a .:.-llneou <.irgo. the Ahole cc.nili[r. -) o"1
2,132 pack.*e:- tighinrn 18O tons.
.ladiJu. n.i -,:r.Lembihr 24. Irom New York, with
6 pi e..c. rock k.r, l'fr \tlnti,: Division;
Balla.hm.lt Se.trmniber 24 from N\., York, with
lO; 3io0 Og.. cement lor Atlant... a.pd Pac.fi Divisions;
6 cases benzine for stock.
Lewis Luckenbach, September 24, from New York,
with 41 crates castings for Atlantic Division.
San Mateo, September 25, from New Orleans, with
200 drums gasoline and 6,411 pieces yellow pine lumber
for stock.
Navajo, September 26, from San Francisco, with
1,340 bales alfalfa hay for stock.
Turrialba, September 28, from New Orleans, with
12 crates concrete mixers for Pacific Division; 425
pieces white oak lumber, 8,822 pieces yellow pine
lumber for Mechanical Division; 45 pieces white oak
lumber, 13,894 pieces yellow pine lumber, 24 pieces
piling, 75 bales Sucrene feed, 75 bags cotton seed meal,
357 bales rice straw, 6 cases paint, for stock.
Almirante, September 28, from New York, with 250
cases toilet paper, 100 kegs bolts, 36 pieces steel, 76
kegs track bolts, for stock.

Rainfall from September 1 to 30, 1911, Inclusive.


Pacific Section- Ins. Ins.
Ancon...................... 2.22 22 6.03
Balboa..................... 2.01 22 8.66
*Miraflores..... ............ 1.21 28 8.30
Pedro Miguel............... 1.56 24 8.31
Rio Grande................. 1.90 30 6.63
Central Section-
Culebra..... .............. 1.50 30 5.97
*Camacho................... 92 30 6.97
Empire ................... .83 30 5.46
Gamboa ........... ......... .83 25 5.20
*Juan Mina ................ 1.92 25 8.356
Alhajuela... ......... ..... 2.22 25 9.29
*El Vigia.................... 1.83 28 7.64
*Gorgona.............. ..... 95 22 6.41
San Pablo................... .66 26 3.82
Tabernilla .................. 1.42 26 4.47
Bohio....................... 1.27 17 5.30
*Monte Lirio ..... ......... 2.38 25 11.19
Atlantic Section-
Gatun ..................... 70 25 4.33
*Brazos Brook............... 3.20 25 10.32
Cristobal................... 2.27 25 11.62
Porto Bello................. 2.73 17 117.55
*Standard rain gage-readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations-values
midnight to midnight. tTo 5 p. m., September 29.

Stages of the Chagres
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday, September 30, 1911. All
heights are in feet above mean sea level.



a! .
S 4
0 03 0

Sun.,Sept.24.. 127.6 93.9 45.9 14.5 14.4
Mon.,Sept.25. 127.8 94.0 47.7 15.0 14.6
Tuci Spt 26 128.4 94.3 47.0 15.0 14.8
Wed.. ipt 2; 127.2 94.2 47.3 15.2 15.0
Thur, Sr.t 28 129.2 94.9 48.6 15.3 15.1
Fr,., Sept. : 127.4 94.0 48.2 15.8 15.5
Sat., Sept.30.. 127.4 93.7 46.7 15.7 15.6
Height of low
water....... 125.0 92.0 44.0

Tide Table.
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending October 11, 1911
(75th meridian time):

DATE. High. Low. High. Low
A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. ......
October 5......1.40 7.50 2.00 8.05 ....
October 6...... 2.18 8.30 2.40 8.47 ......
October 7...... 2.53 9.10 3.15 9.25 ......
October 8....... 3.30 9 47 3.50 10.05 ......
October 9....... 4.05 10 Li 4 30 10.40 ......
October10..... 4.45 11.05 10 11.20 ......
October 11..... 5.25 11.45 5.50 ...... ......


The following ii a itn of the sadIings of the Panama
Railroad Steamsirip Company; of the Rosal Mail
Steam Packet Company; oi the Hamburg-American
Line, and of the United Fruit Company's Line; the
Panama Railroad Company': dates being subject to

Panama ... ....... P. R. R Friday... Sept. 29
Cnstobal ..... P R R.Wednesday.Oct. 4
Advance .. .... P. R. R.Thursday. Oct. 5
Colon ... .. P. R. R.Thursday..Oct. 12
Allianca P. R. R.WednesdalOct. 18
Panama. ..... P. R. R .Tuesday...Oct. 24
Advance.. .. P. R. R Monday.. Oct. 30
Panama .. ... .P R. R.Thutsday..Oct. 12
.Advance P. R. R..Tuesday.. .Oct. 17
CrIlon .. P. R R .Tuesday.. Oct. 24
Aliranc P. R. R .Monday. ..Oct. 30
Panama .. P. R. R.Sunday. ..Nov. 5
Adanc .P. R. R.Saturday Nov. II1
Sant., Mrta .. U F. C..Thursday..Sept. 28
Prminz S.imund .... .. H -A Friday ... .Sept. 29
Clyde .. R. NIM. Saturday. .Sept. 30
Metaltan U. F. C..Thursday..Oct. 5
Prnz J.loachm H.-A Saturday Oct. 7
Zacap Li. F. C. Thursday..Oct. 12
Prinz Eiel Friedrich. H -A ...Friday... Oct. 13
Atrato R. M.. .Saturday..Oct. 14
Almirante Li F. C Thursday. Oct. 19
Prnz August \'Ahelmn H.-A Saturday..Oct. 21
Santsa M ata I.T. F. C Thursday. Oct. 26
Prr-. Sig.irrnn.l H.-.\.. Friday. Oct. 27
Thame. R. NM Saturday. Oct. 28
Mi.taparn L. F. C..Thursday..Nov. 2
Almi ante U. F. C. Thursday..Oct. 5
Prnn Auguit Wilhelm H.-A .Tuesday.. .Oct. 10
santa MNirj F. C. Thursday..Oct. 12
Prinz Sgiimand H -A .. Saturday. .Oct. 14
Thamne R NI .Tuesday. Oct. 17
Mlctar.an U. F C. Thariday. Oct. 19
Prinz no..-him H.-A Tuesday.. Oct. 24
Zacap! IT F C. Thursday.. Oct. 26
Prnz Eitel Friedrich H.-A Saturday ..Occt. 28
Tr.nti . R NI Tuesday.. Oct. 31
Alminr-,ni IU. F. C Thursday. .Nov. 2
Priz uu..,t WIrelm. H.-A. Tueiday.. Nov. 7
Heredia. U F. C.Wednesday Sept. 27
Abangarez U F.C Saturday Sept. 30
CarrTago U. F. C. WVednesdayOct. 4
Alten,... .U. F. C..Saturday..Oct. 7
Parimmina U F C. Wednesday.Oct. 11
Turnala U F.C. Saturday. Oct. 14
:ete.lia . LIT. F. C..Wednesday.Oct. 18
Abangarez U F. C..Saturday ...Oct. 21
Cart nago... F. C..'enesday.Oct. 25
Atena ... LI F. C. Saturday...Oct. 28
Par3imir.a ..U F. C..Wednesday.Nov. I
Heredia......... . F. C. Thursday.. Oct. 5
Turnalba . U. F. C..Thursday..Oct. 5
Cartago. .. U. F. C. Thursday.. Oct. 12
Abingarez . . I. F. C .Thursday..Oct. 12
Parismina .. U. F. C..Thursday..Oct. 19
Atna. .. LI F. C..Tharsday..Oct. 19
Hereda .U. F. C.. Thursday. Oct. 26
Tunrrialba U. F. C..Thursday..Oct. 26
Hamburg-Amenrian steamers leave Colon for New
York via KingSton at 10 a m. on sailing dates. The
Prtnz August IHllhetm and Psinz Joachim call at
Sant.ago de Cuba. on both outward and homeward
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.: for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuezdays at 10 a. m.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. le-ve on Thurada,'s at 3 p. m.: ships for New
Otleansin the constmiseserviceon Thursdayat 4 p.m.;
ships for New York via Kingston on Thursdays at II
a. m.. for Boc.s del Toro on Mondays at 6 p. m.

Auction Sale of Calves.
On Saturday. October 7. 1911. at 10 a m.. there will
be sold at public sale to the highest bidder at the
Ancon Hospital dairy, three or four calves, about one
month old. The dairy is located near the insane
asylum in the rear of the hospital grounds. The terms
of the sale will be cash.

Vol. V., No. 6.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under the authority and superfris n of
the Isthmiam Canal Commission

The Canal Record is issed free of charge, one copy
each, to all employes of the Commi.::on and Panama
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roll.
Extrsa copies and back numbers can be obtained prom the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for fire
cents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon, Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No communitaion. either for publication or requesting
information, will reteure Jettllion unless signed u-h r thi
full name and address of the wrtler.


Test of Lock Gates.
The work of erecting the four leaves of the
upper guard gates at Gatun has so far ad-
vanced that practically all the structural
material is in place and the rivetting andti
calking are now in progress. The bridges
which span the lock chambers, from which
structural material is lowered for the con-
struction of the gate leaves have been moved
over the site of the upper operating gates,
and the erecting of material will advance on
those gates while the riv-etting and calking
are being completed on the guard gates. The
leaves of the guard gates are 54 feet S inches
high, and those of the upper operating gates,
77 feet.
Under the contract fifty per cent of the
price of the gates is paid when the material is
accepted by the Commission's agent in the
States, and 45 per cent after the gates have
been erected, and have stood the tests pre-
scribed. It is probable therefore that the
tests on the guard gates will be made by the
contractor as soon as the gates are read%.
Most important of these is that for water-
tightnessof the gate leaves. The leaves are so
constructed that the loner half will be an air
chamber perfectly water tight, giving so
much buo.ancy. with the lock half full of
water, that about three-fourths of the weight
of the gates will be taken up by the water.
and approximately only one-fourth will be
borne by the pintleat bottom of leaf and pin
at top of leaf which is held by a heavy yoke
securely anchored in the lock walls. In
order to overcome the effect of the buo'.anc.:
when the lock is full of water, which would
have a tendency to lift the leaves out olf
their sockets, the upper half of the gate will
fill with water. To this end the downstream
face of each leaf will be calked water tight.
but holes will be left in the upper half
of the upstream face, so that. as the water
rises, the upper half will fill and act a- a
weight. In making the test for the water-
tightness of the air chamber.it is proposed to

fill the chamber with water and then to
remedy an\ defects in the calking that may
become apparent from the test.

South Guide Wall of Gatun Locks
The laing of concrete in the cellular pur-
ticrn of the upper guide wall at Catuii l.ock.
jas begun on Septcmber 30. The entir- wall
extends into the lake 1,5110 feet from the upper
guard gates, and the south or outermut 85<1
feet of it are founded on light earth, bed rock
being about 150 feet below the surface. (in
account of the character of this foundation the
southern portion is being construc:t,d upon
piles, driven from 35 to 70 feet into the
ground and t,, make the weight upon them
as light as posbihle the wall is being made a
reinforced concrete cellular structure.
The wall will be founded on a c.-ncrete slab
from 4 to 5 fiet thick laid over the tops of the
piles and will be 5s feet v.ide and o7 feet high
above the ground which is at 32 fic.t above
sea level, the top therefore beine at 14 feet
above the normal let el of the lake. The out-
side shell will be a reinforced concrete wall
two feet thick, and within this there will be
two IS-inch walls running lengthwi-e of the
guide wall and 17 leet apart, and 50 walls 18
inches thick running the width of the guide
wall at regular intervals of 15 feet. Thu, the
interior t ill consist of a series of rells 15 by 17
feet in dimen-ion separated b\ 18.-inch par-
It is estimated that 35,001) cubic yards of
concrete will be placed in the cellular part of
the uall, and it is necessary to expedite the
construction so that it may be completed to
a height of 23 feet. elevation 55 feet. before
April 1912, when the surface of Gatun Lake
will begin to rise, reaching 55 feet above 4ad
level about August, 1912. The chief obstacle
to rapid progress is placing the forms, as a
thousand yards of concrete a day could be
supplied if a place were available to put it in
place. Both the construction and auxiliary
mixing plants will be used in supplying the
concrete. A trestle 850 feet long has been run
from the west side of the locks alongside the
site of the guide wall, and cars from the con-
struction plant will deliver concrete on the
west side of the wall to be placed by loco-
motive crane. On the east side concrete will
be delivered from the aju'iliarx plint and
placed by loromntiive crane..

Canal Work in September.
The grand Ittal uf (.anal escavatiun to
October I was 150.72;,962 cubic yards.
leaving to be excavated 44.599,417 cubic
yards. or less than one-fourth of the entire
amount for the completed Canal.
The total for September was 2.538.7(34 cubiL
yards. as comli,.red w ithi 2.6.7,U,'48 cubic .jrd,
in September. I'ull and 2.'.140.3S5 cubic. arclI
inSepttmber. 1909. Practically all the cxcaja-
Lion was "wurk excavation," there being

only 7,561 cubic yards of "plant excava-
The dry excavation amounted to 1,566,102
cubic yards, and was principally by steam
shovels. The dredges removed 892.373 cubic
yards, and 8 .2S9 cubic yard- were -luicd. in
addition to the amount pumped into ,atun
Dam by suction dredges. The progress on
the locks at Gatun, Pedro Miguel, and Mira-
flores is referred to elsewhere in this issue.
In the Atlantic Di ision, the total excava-
tion was 49s.4 10 cubic yards. Of this total,
77,976 cubic yards were dry excavation, and
rhe remainder was removed by the dredges
in the Atlantic entrance.
The total excavation in the Central Divi-
sion was 1, 61.445 cubic yards, all of which
was from the prism. The amount taken from
Culebra Cut was 1,340,173 cubic yards, the
greatest excavation for any September in the
history of the Cut.
In the Pacific Division, the total excavation
w as 678,909 cubic yards, 471, 939 cubic yards
of which were taken out by the dredges"at
the Pacific entrance, and 70,289 by the
hydraulic excavation plant working immedi-
a Lely below Miraflores Locks.
A detailed statement of the excavation, and
a summary of the work on the locks and
dlams, follow:
"Work." "Plant." Total
LOCALITY. Excava- Excava- excava-
tion. tion. tion.
Dry excavation- Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds.
Locks, Darn and Spill-
way....................4i9 .......... 3i09
tindi ...... ........... 7 . 4.;
Total ..... ..... ... .. 7.7r. i 7.76
Wet excavation- ~ ~--
Atlantic entrance ..... 1 034 4.1) 434
Locks. Dam and Spill-
way................... ......................
Total......... ..... 4204 .. . .... 434
Total wet and dir
excavation i,'m. s ii .... I. 49. 410
Dry excavatitn- I
Culebra Cut. . 140.173 ... .
Chagre. ecion 11.72 ... 1
Ite e exrtaa'o,,'--
Clbages section.... In000 ...... . ln.
Total ........... 31.445 .. I 3f. 445
Dry ereav at io -
Locks.Dams and Spill-
Wn S 3 ........... .. 91'.5-l ... ... 99 %4
Diversions ..... ..... . 07 .. ... ".097
Priim. south of Pedro
Miguel Locks ........ ".. .....
Total ............... I.S, 6, . JA. 'i6
'el excaatia!- -~ -
Pncific entrance 234 6t' 7 5t I A,2.2.'
Miraflores Locks .... .
Total..... .......... I 7.51 542 ?24
Total wet and dry
ezcavaton ...
Dry exca action ..... ,1 5 l. .... .l.. I So 6.12
Wet ezcava ion .... 07.I 7 2 072 f
Total .. .... ... IZ. .,u 3 : 561 I 2 .5 38.764




Mean rainfall along Canal (eleven stations), 6.35
By "Work" excavation is meant excavation actually
made for one of the constituent parts of the Canal,
such as prism, diversions, or locks, etc.; that is, it
represents material taken from the area to be occupied
by the Canal and constitutes excavation useful for the
completed Canal.
By "Plant" excavation is meant excavation outside
of any of the constituent parts of the Canal, such as
prism, diversions, or locks, etc. It includes material
necessary to be excavated for construction purposes
only, and is chargeable against the particular plant
item for which it is performed, such as prism, diversions,
locks, etc.

MATERIAL. Atlantic. Pacific. Total.

Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds Cu. Yds.
Concrete laid in locks. 57,298 71,462 128,760
Concrete laid in dams
and .pilwlviy. .. 3650.......... 3,650
Filli l.iced i p.,rn,. 456.335 44,941 501.276

Gatun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is about 70 per cent completed, 157,842
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on Octo-
ber 7. 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.
October 2 ............ 164 8.00 1
October 3.............. 86 4.30 1
Orti b,:- 4.............. s80 4.00 1
.viobL:r 5 ............. . 148 7.00 1
October 6. .............. 148 7.00 1
October 7.............. 142 7.30 1
Total.............. .. 768 38.00 1
Previously reported.... 157.074
Grand total.......... 157,842 _

Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
October 7, follows:


October 2......................
October 3......................
October 4................... .
October 5.............. ........
October 6................... .
October 7 ......................
T otal............ ............



Ancon Crusher.
A statement of rock crushed at the Ancon
quarry during the week ending October 7,


October 2 ...........
October 3 ..........
October 4..........
October 5 .........
Oc'rb _l 6 ...........
iJ,. , ; ....... ..

Track Layout In S
A long trestle is
south end of Culel
making a cross-ov
incline up which
parts of the south
to the dumps. Th
construct a new in'

Hours Cubic

to complete the e\ca'.ation on the east ;idJe
c1 the Cut Irrm Para.io bridge to Cucar]acha.
\'hen the -x,_ajati.'n h.,- advanced to the'
prop: r po'.int a rcit tinmn wall v.ill be .*.-.n-
4truited ac:ro" the front of Paraiso slide.
\\hen thi: wall it broue ht up to the proper
height a permanent incline with double tracks
will be courtructed outside the prism, and this

will be used by all trains until the excavation
in the south end of the Cut is completed.

Thu t[u C,'c,e''i has received a general over-
haulin,. having had two neuw feed] pumps in-
tIdlled, it- hieh-pressure cylinder bored out,
a roeii pitoru fitted, it- boiler renovated, and
it,; bunker' -i,-lc', and painted.


Over 67 per cent At the concrete' lor the lo,.ck4 is in place, the amount at the close of
w,',rk ._.n October 7, being 2.S27.235 cubic %ard.-, out of a total of approximately 4,199,400.
A r.total of 31.1164! cubic varJd-i of concrete was laid in the lock- during the week ending
O .tober 7.
Over 81.5 per cent of the c-ncrete for the s-, ;tem of three twin lock? at Gatun has been
laid. the am.,unt in place at the cloze c', work on October 7, being 1,635,164 cubic yards,
':ut of a total of 2.i0u.001(. A -tar.'m-rrt of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each
working da,, l..r th: uevek endint'g ''ctober 7, and of the total, follows; and a similar state-
mnrr t for the uork in the spillwt.,, of Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in thisissue. The
consrructi.,n planr \wrkc 12 houri daily, and the auxiliary plant 0 hours.

i Cur. rR, .:CTIO.N PL, ir .\.xiuriL t V PLANT.
2.-ub.,' arl mixer. 2.>,ubc yard mucers.
DTE ---- .... Large 'Total.
I |;tone.
Cor._'lete H,..our I No oi'Concret' iHi.or- No. of
r-l-,,-C l r rk,.]. m ers il '.. v o rk'.d mri xer *
C_. .' C I'.li Cu. F.s.
o,; :b r 2 *4', 14 ir, 4 <' 8 41r 2 36 1.540
Oc'.,t.,r I 212 ; I1 4 0 -1 4 40 2 3 1.866
Ii.-.,vrr 4 1.1:i) 1; ;-u 4 44 5 4.) 2 56 1,4;.0
i. c,L.er I ilr 2 ) 4 2 0r.i I l 4 2 100 1.656
O-,, uber U 1.1'6 2 01. 4 ..i 5 40 2 S6 2022
i 4 ib 0 4 452 10 2.212
'P.r t..ble m .,.ri 35i 3589
T.ital 6 4 2.' 21 2 336 i 1.124i
Prr ,.... r ..:.,r ..j I I .. 1 024.030)
'.,ran,. [.:.t 1 I I I 1.635.164
3't., 5', .i-J. _:li ho r. fi, it, p.ri ,rl.- ri,,. r: :,r rennl..r.:e.:- ,o .:'rete and .,rre pp -d on the following days:
Si.'r It 'n i ,:tot,1.er 3r.1 '5.' Uc-,h,. r 4th 'l1. .,.h l..: th O' it',,ub-r oth c;, O.t.:,bh r ihb. 42.
Crincrrr I- 'rl, in rhe l...ks it Pe ..iho M;u,._l I er S7 per cent completed, 735.440 cubic
.,,'rd-, ourt a total i 637.4111.1, bueLi mt-a uri merint, h.,vino, been placed at the close of Aork
.,n October 7. Th.. ret:...'ri for caclh the- hsi ,.-hc ur xurkinio Ja, _- of last seek. follows:


.____ U-.iLi _k,__,_'iL __A, 11 ,
! ut*.i -ic ar.J rrii '.-r a- ,:ub r.-c rnixvrs

, lojcr:,i: Ho-Liur 'No. o'1 oncre, Hour; No of
I pl .:;. i v.:.rk.d i1 ii. ,'. r : p! '' : I ork-d rr.i.er;


2 ~C 41 o 4 ~ ( ~ o Cu. k d:. Cu. l'ds.
0. 'l~r 4 -1 J2 I.,,r 21'i 824
~,,~b 4~'I 21'. 2 2,i:6 3 . 665
5,ht, 2 4 I'lt '4 i 2' 6 738
I.m r; 'j.)U 41.- '2 25 4 9
i4J6 j,.ni 2 22 4 1028
Tc*d 2 ;15 21 Ct 2 24Y1 115 25 3 3.1 M9.16
F~~~~~~ ,- I.r-..w ____ I 4411 1730 654
CrlrJ i.toti 4,411 735.4-40

5138 tLCIRES LeiCK'.
Uver 33 5per ctn. of tIhe c ,ncr,'re Icr the '',',tEv of u t% min locks at Nliraflores %%as
in pljre i.nr 1'ci 4.' r7 th.' t-t am'flnc in rh..it dule beir... 4515,631 cubic 5ards, bucket
mta~urc mnz 1.l 'il a t..-31 ul appru~iniaclI 1,362 000ii. 1 he rec.oril for each of the sixc 8'hour
w.rlI. i n.- 'a o la Id t %A .'k., fol Ius

worked. rards.
....8.00 3,237 .--.-. TrL CT PLAi, . .ir.v i.
6.40 2,717 2- abi,: 2 ld sr, 2.ubic c sar miers j-cubic yard mLe. Total.
........ 10 2,495 DAi Total.
7.25 2,634
.. .. .... 7.35 2,835 Con.-'rtE, Houra NQ of i.,,.r:.:i,. Hour. Nc. of C.,n.r-te Hours No. of Large
,- -.la..ei I sorrk-.J In \er I..l..i." ,rl d. ix-'r F.:I. 'd w orked m tier., stone.
........... 44.40 16,604 IL I d L. I ,- : i.' I a. I Ci.. dr. Cu. I'ds.
.t 1 ... 12
SOct. .... I '.2 31 ., 6 I 'U0 1 3 3 56 00 . 2.944
south End of Culebra Cut. Oct. .... 2. i ; 6 2,,_ I 2, 6 3 2350 4 2.578
under construction in the Oct. 5.... Si) 5 1.4r. r, .511 2b3 I o0 3 2.467
Oct 6.. ,i 4 33 1.2.2 .10 36, 24 00 3 2.187
ra Cut for the purpose of Ot. 7 1.241 2 i33 h l I t. 33 3J3 23 50 4 .2.723
er to the bottom of the
trains may move from all 'r ,4 o 3.6: 54
end to the tracks leading r.:r-,ori'' .. ... .. 3.o3 441.477
is will make it possible to Cr1.n I 3I93
Sline on the east side, and a I .. .. ... 456.

Vol. V., No. 7.

October 11, 1911.


Work In Culebra Cut and on P. R. R. Relocation.
During the month ofa Stptetnbcr the total
amount of material I,\cavateil in the Central
Division was 1,361.445 cubic yards of which
274.914 cubic yards were cla-i.iltid as carth,
and 1086,531 cubic yardss as rock Of this
quantity 1.339,437 cubic yards were removed
by steam shovels, 736 cubic .yards by bukett
cranes, contractors removed 1U,000 cubic
yards by sluicing, and 11,272 cubic ,ar.,ls by
The high record for the month wa, made
by shovel No. 207, working 13 dai. in the
Culebra District and 12 days in the Empire
District, which excavated 4 ,424 cubic yards
of rock. The second be t record fur tht: month
was made by shovel No. 231, working 25 day;i
in the Culebra District. which c\cavated
46,608 cubic yards of rock.
The best record for a sho,.l of the scvent
ton class %as made by shovel No 109 wurk-
ing 24 days in the Culebra District. n which
excavated 30,352 cubic 5ards ot rock and
Shovel No. 254, working in the Culebra
District, made a high record fur one day by
excavating 3,268 cubic 5ards ol ro ,k on
September 14.
Except where noted. monthly reports are
computed by place measurement, while the
daily reports are based on car mecniurcmenrit.
The best records for the month and for une
day are shown belou :
No. No. of
Earh. Rock. Total. das at
-I o Lk.
219 .... ..... .... . ."37.4 3 0 -'S
227 3.05 205 25
215 ...... ... 5.864 21.90S 3.i.s0 25

230...........i 5 5 5 44.595 25
231 ....... ... . 46 6f8 466018 ;'5
254......... I 40095 I 4i6.095 '

122........... 2 5.102 ........ 25.1 2 i 5


Character of Cubic
L0 ocAlION. Date. material yards.
n excavated.
258' Empire..... Sept 21 Rock .... J.01,8
232 Empire...... Sept 18 Rock .... 32.6
232 Empire.. ep S Rock. .. ....I 2I;
254 Culebra... Sept 14 Ro, k ... ... 32e
230 Culebra .I t 2'L Rock. .... ... 3.111
256 Culebra S.. ept. ?' Rock..... 2. 1
122 Pedro Nliguelt pt 14 -_Earil ._S20
Relocated Line of Panama RaUilroad
The total steam shovel extc ajvati,.n on the re-
located line of the Panama railroad asnountcd
to 343,770 cubic yards in Sept. mlier.
The best month's rccurd w.i- made by
steam shovel No. 262. working on the .Monte
Lirio section which excavated IU,000 cubic
yards of earth and 49,500 cubic yard; .if
solid rock, a total of 59,500 cubic .ard-.
In the 70-ton class, thebest month'sf rcr-
ord was made by steam shovel No 128.
working on the Monte Liriu section. whichh
excavated 37,050 cubic yards of earth.
The best day's record for .hovtl v.bith 5-
yard dippers was made b% steam shovi'el No.
262, working on the Monte Liriu sectiun,

which exc:avated 4,100 cubic %ards of rock
on Septimlibr 21.
The b,-t day's rt- '.r' f[,r T7l-ton shc.vels
wj; m.n.,e ', t ,am nh,'. 'l No 12?,- working
on Ihi iJatun ;,- 'ti..n, whi hi L\,. at,-e'd 1 .900
cubic .arld ul earth Liin oept.minler 14
Mi.onth'. rCuLrds are- by rp.i e mc-isure-
rnent. and di', retrdl- are b', .ir mearure-
ment. All nai.riri.l ma. lai.ed in 10-yard
dump cars

Z Cubic Yard, by Cross Section.
SDays Earth Rock. Total.
oriced. I
262 M Lrno 5 I lO.un) J.5"i) 5
_0jlG itun 1H '1 "l;U -. 1 ,5,,
128 "I Lao. 24 37 lin 3;.'SO
2fj6 Pr.Tno ... 24 1 I) Ij .3l") i I'. 600
12 Empire .. 25, I 14 -'5 I 2 0l) .0o 235

Character .
I LocATION. Date. mrnal Cabic
,, e ... c.it-d1. yards.

262 Monte Lirno ept 21 Ro.: 4,100
N2O GaL'In :.pi 13 R.:.,k 3,440
25 Gitun ::.:pt Ro 10C.k :410
P2t, P1-at io .. S.-pt I U, EL rth ,and rock 2,400
12 i' itlun Lepi. 14 Earth 1,900
117 Gitun 'rpt i Ro..k. 1,860

Toil ir tam h el t Ouif',Jt dolrrig the month of
St.ptrnmbet. 313 : ; at '.i ,iJs.
Tcial numb-r of [LarTI :h.o tel irkmie da, i. 237.
.Avcrae our'.ut petr working g d(iy. 1 451 cubic yards.

ulork or the Dredge **armot."
The Fren..li ladder dr,-ilge .Marin.:,t, khich
has becn \ rkin. in the Paciftc eritranri:,. to
the rcan.l. haz. liben plaU.id n the *ridiron at
Blb.. -Isphop. Ir mini.r repair-. Thi- is the
firrt time the .\larn:,t' ha. b.een on the crid-
iron sine bcin, plrcil in commii,_uri in May,
1900. Durin- that period the drcdg,. ha; ex-
ca.ated 3,31J9,459l cub:i yard- uf earth and
rock. The highl5t rcio,.rd for one month,
made in D)ec:mber, 1010. wa-n 219,795 cubic
yards. When the .11'armot return; to com-
mission it "ill beL operated on i.ingle shift,
working onl fIronm mean to low tide and from
low to nican, a; the re:s.ciation has so far
adjtanceJ that it ii iinpo-i.Lle fr.r the dredge
to re.(ch b-tt.om at hijh tide. By the end of
October all fur of the: dredge- operating in
the Pacihc channel %ill be on single -hift

Escavation at San Pablo and Tabernilla.
When the stiam shoel; Aere wi.rking in
the lake rcgiun at San Pabl., and Tabernilla
they coulil not i 'mplete the excavation be-
cau;e the -anal channel run.; across the line
of the Panam.i radlr.,ad in tw,, places. \\hen
the present lin: of the railroad is cut in
Febhru'iry and train- are -running over the
r l..cat:iln. thv.ie t\ _, [piie of e\ca' nation
can be completed. and ti1. Cntiiral Ditision
is n,,w pre.parin flur thi5 work. Drills will
begin nurk thi; wtt k 1, that uftiucint ma-
terial may li,- hlL.t1'L and t,r.jkin up be-
fore thel, shovecls begin tI, dii. It ex-
pected that a -h..v-l .vl l ll h..-gin ,pratrng at
San Pablo ab'.ut the. tir-t ul Deitember. and
that another will bI-gin on January 1 and
tto other' about February 15, making four
sh.. els in all .n thi, j,'b. The % ,ork %ill be
finished about the end of April LUntil after
the trains bu. in to run river the relocated line
the old dumps at San Phiblo.i ill be usrd for
disposal of the material ex. ivated, and after
that it will be dumped into the river. Rirer
dumping is the mure economical, but it is not

thought safe to obstruct the channel until
after the new line of the railroad is in use
and the river assumes its dry season flow.
About 258,000 cubic yards of rock and earth
must be dug out at San Pablo.
At 'Iabcrnilla the material to be"removed
is a part of the right of way of the railr.,ad,
and work there cannot begin until after the
relocated line is opened. One shovel will do
this job, which amounts to about 13,000
cubic yards.
Snubbing Posts
A requisition has been made on the Wash-
ington office for 585 snubbing posts at which
ships may tie up in the locks or approaches.
These posts are to be a 1 k-inch shell casting
anchored 6 feet in the masonry by a 1i-inch
bolt. After the,. are anchored they will be
filled with concrete. There are two types, one
of which will project 36 inches abo.e the ma-
sonry of the lock walls; and the other to pro-
ject 14 inches. On the approach walls they
will be from 50 to 60 feet apart and on the
lock walls will be staggered every 100 feet.
The large posts will be 26 inches in diameter at
the base and the small ones 22 inches.
Work of Unloaders in Central Division.
The following statement shows the num-
ber of Lidgerwood cars unloaded by the
Central Division during the month of Sep-
tember, 1911:

LOCATION. No. of No. of No. of
unloaders. trains, cars.
Balboa .. ....... .... 3 1,019 20,380
M r'flor. ........ 3 762 15,240
G.nba ........ 4 1,049 22,049
Total............. 10 2.830 57,669
Pacific Division Sand Service.
A report of sand cars loaded and shipped
from Balboa during the month of September,


Pa':ifi: Dvi n .....
C r,trjl L IvuI n .. ...... .
Atlantic Division..................
Mechanica Division ...............
Quartrri-.ter Dep'rmrnent
PF.*nji-i rAdroAd



lurmber Cubic
L raS Yards.

2,429 38,099
33 495
16 378
4 100
7 175
6 150
37 600
? 132 39.097

Work on the Dumps.
Material from the Culebra Section of the
Central Division was dispo-etd of on the
dumps at Miraflores and Balboa during the
months of September, 1910, and September,
1911, as follows:

DIsposITION AND MODE. 1911 1910

Rlilci.a anr, vicinity. Lidgerc orod
trains. ... ........ ........... 1020 998
Bu1t'., urd icnmcy. L'ltitrn Dump
ir.,in. 99oo 68
Minir.,floi ,.,in'I vi'..nit Ldilg.r 'od
trains...... ........ 769 7SO
Miraflores and '. ,cinit Western
dump trains............ ... 3 8
Tntal Lidger'-ood tra.ns 1 '7 I1.748
Total. e.:tirn ump rr unp 111 76
T.I.l rdinag cubic r,| ., : 1 "20 o; 2. ;41
It will be seen that an average of 75 trains
of material per day. aggr,.giling 28,512..S
cubic yards per day, %ere dlispii-ul of on the
Miraflores and Balboa dumps.

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yr. =


October 11, 1911.


Method of Distributing Force of Blow Caused by
Ships Bumping Walls.
Ships passing through the locks will ap-
proach under their own steam and willanchor
until the rowing locomotives ran take them
in tow for passage through the lucks. The
approach is formed between a ,ectlun of their
center wall, extending into the canal from
1,445 to 1,700 feet fromthe first gate, andflaret
or wing walls, which are a continuation of
the side walls. These walls will Lb fitted with
wooden fenders composed of 12 b, 16 inch
stringers running longitudinally aklng the
sides, bearing ever, 5 feet against a citing
supported by a nest of four springs. The
sketches printed herewith show the location
of the fenders on the walls, and the method
of suspending them so that the, will bear up-
on the springs. The purpose of the fenders


is to take the stress caused by a ship bumping
against the walls
A requisition has been made on the Wash-
ington office, and bids will presently be re-
quested, for the following materials to be used
in the fenders: 2,172 timber bolts. I' inches
in diameter,with nut, 32,580 pounds. 2,172 two
link chains for hangers, 21,720 pounds: 2,200
special links for hangers, 11,000 pounds: 762
bronze sleeves for hangers 3.505 pound-,. 762
eyes for hangers, 6,858 pounds, 762 anchor
rods for hangers, 13,716 pounds; 25.608S
helical springs, 640.200 pounds; 2.168 nashers
(top), 34.688 pounds. 2.168 washers 1stand-
ard), 13,008 pounds.
In addition to these materials there will be
required the following: 6.394 buffer .astings.
1,381,104 pounds: 6,394 muvable buftfir
castings. 1,278.800 pounds; 2.168 bearing
blocks, 28,624 pounds, 51,152 bolts. 89.51ti
pounds; 12,788 plates. 60,104 pounds: 31.659
feet of buffers. The castings and bearing,
blocks will be made at Gorgona foundry.
The cups in which the springs are nested
Share anchored into the concrete of the walls
by means of a flange on the top and bottom.
These castings are 171 inches long, 141 inches
wide, and 11I inches deep. and weigh 216
pounds each. The movable buffer casting,


w which ILEt, i La. p fur the springs, is 16 inch.
long, 12) inches u iide and 103 inches. der.p
The spring- .reL to te made -i carbon ..r
chrunit V nailjt iurn -ring stEcl, %ill bhi 12
inches lung %t hen Iret., V~ inL hies hitn loaded,
3-1016 i tiLhe insilId., an.l -I inches out-zile
diamctecr, and minIt ti- eapablili 'if being corm-
pre-e-el nut less than 3 n...r more than 31 inch-
es under a luiad i 7,.5;1u r.Li nil-
The -tringer: will haii bt links fr,-Lm (yes-
on the tn.rd of sttecl ami h.r .olt-. I '. inches in
diameter, embedded in thl-t concrete 2 ftt ;5
inches Thu-'. Irr minv.ument till ie- pro-
lured. The nests -i, -pring- will bhi spaced



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aling the walls at 5-folt int r'.al. a.in i the
hangers for the wooden fnder-, v.ill lie at
interval, of 15 feet LEaiih hianu r bi ilt till
Fplh e ttuu strinit.*rs so that t.La rut 'of ft nil-
..r, ,till bt a co.1ntinLuoi- n 1111 f -tring. -r;.
The shcaru L- i ) these will Ib) ,,n the upipir
approach uall at ,Gatun. 9,0 fI.et. and the
longe-t on theloiter approach tall at Gatun,
1.21)2 te t I h reL will be in all the li.ik-, 4,
rowi of buLff-r--d.hubli rw otn I I h sdte .1f
six middle: appr..ach walls, and on ti.n ,f the
si. -l or ut n, walls, .ind one itoj t(n the id~te
wing walls at ,hit uppir end of Mirat.lres
and Pedro Miguel Io.'k.

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Docks at Pacific Entrance.
Work on the n,:w I incrt-te dock at Balba.u
which is to be part lo thi permaii-nt harbor
improvements. has so lar adilt aned that .41l ,i
the 50 concrete caisson-, have been sunk to
rock: 47 of the taisson- .ire under twi. leav'-
ing only 3 to set. Eighteen ha.i been filled
with concrete and on them the lower tic gir.
ders are now being placed. The average depth
of the caisson, i- about 60 feet below mean
tide level the m iinmimn biriun 62 feet and the
minimum 58.
Great difficulty ha. blen ,.xptrienced at
times in forcing the caisson- dnun through the
argillaceous earth. Laborers within the con-
crete cylinder remove the earth beneath it,
sending it up in buckets hoisted by a donkey
engine; but the lateral pressure from the out-

,idc prevented, in une ca-u. thl [passage ,if ihe
c. lender. \s4 n itndcr a pressure of 4U tons in
addition to its otwn eight Thi- earth was
1').t-ened b', a -t-lnem of high-pres-uure lets if
wat r iurce. I dot n the outside .f Ithe c' lnder.
It i-- expectedd that work on the tupers;truct-
ure o tihe do.ck ill begin not .iter than the
fir-t of Novcmber. So far. though such work
is notable hazardous only one man has been
killed Hit was a -.cr emnploe who. in at-
tempting at night to cr-,sl oine of the [ipus in
a manner unauthrior&l, fell to the I.ittom.
The highway at PIlr," Miguel,al',ng the foot
ou the embankment iii,,n which the relocated
lineoi the Panama railriId.,il run.,, willbe closed
Ior about a month hill rock is bemng clumped
aloun the face of the embankment to make a
toe that will prevent further sliding.



Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Under authority vested in me by law, and
until otherwise provided by law or ordered,
William H. Jackson is appointed an As-
sociate Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Canal Zone at a salary of six thousand dol-
lars per annum, effective the day he enters on
the duties of the office.
September 21, 1911.
[No. 1413.]
Attendance at Canal Zone Schools
The Canal Zone schools opened for the ses-
sion of 1911-1912 on October 2. The total en-
rollment of white children for the first week
was 1,004, which is only 18 less than the total
net white enrollment for the entire session of
Six hundred and fifty-four colored and native
children were enrolled. This does not include
two new schools, which will open at Ancon
and Mandingo within the next few weeks,
with an attendance, respectively, of about 130
and 30. In addition to these, new schools for
colored and native children were opened at
Miraflores, Cucaracha and MNarajrhl. Anew
school building was up at Mount Hope
during the vacation period. The total enroll-
ment in this division during the opening week
last year was about 600.
Inasmuch as the attendance during the
first weeks is, as a rule, noticeably less than
for the remainder of the session, the total en-
rollment of 1,658 for the first week indicates
that the attendance this session will be the
largest yet attained by the schools of the Zone.
The children are instructed by 43 white and
25 colored teachers.
A list of the schools, with the enrollment
for the first week at each place of white,
colored and native children, follows:
LoCATION. White. Colored.
Ancon............... 169 Not open yet.
Miraflores.......... 22
Pedro Miguel........ 63 28
Paraiso .............. 22 50
Cucaracha... .. 22
Culebra............. 55 121
Empire.............. 184 97
Las Cascadas........ 31 Not open yet.
Bas Obispo .......... 23
Cruces...... .... 20
Matachin ............ 31
Gorgona............. 131 40
Gatun .............. 162 52
Mount Hope......... 23
_-.i; hl ...... ... .34
i. r,- :.bI ......... . 164 114
Total........... 1,004 654

All steerage passengers brought from or em-
barking at ports where cholera prevails, es-
pecially those from Marseilles and Genoa,
are held in quarantine upon arrival in Colon
a sur.i.nr.r hi n.rh of time to determineby bac-
teriological examination whether they are
carriers of the cholera bacillus.

Society of the Chagres.
The first general meeting of the Society of
the Chagres, held at the 'inL'r_.' Club
Colon, Saturday the 7th instant, was attended
by more than one hundred members. The
constitution was ratified with certain minor
amendments, and the following officers were
elected to serve until the annual meeting in
January: Col. W. C. Gorgas, President; Dr.
Lloyd Noland, Vice President; Mr. C. A. Mc-
Ilvaine, Secretary-Treasurer; Capt. R. E.
\'...,dJ, Mr. John Burke, Mr. John J. Meehan

and Mr. John K. Baxter, members of the ex-
ecutive committee. A sample pin 'manu-
factured by Tifiany was exhibited at ihe
meeting. The pin engraved with a memb,.r's
name and the date of his arrival on the Isth-
mus will cost $3.00. An order will be placed
at once for pins for the 207 charter mem',er's
of the Sicxiet now enrolled.


Major Chester Harding, with his wife and
daughter, is r, turning from his annual va-
cation leave in the States on the Cristobal
which is due to arrive on October 12
Dr. J. C. Perry sailed on the Mexico lor
Chile on October 9, to attend the Interna-
tional Sanitation Conference to be held at

Cranes at Balboa Docks.
The first of the eight 4-ton electric carcj.-
handling cranes for the "steel pier" at Bal-,ua,
contract for which was awarded the Maicne
Electric Company early in July, is expected t,,
arrive at the port shortly. The first two to
arrive will be placed at the southern end of the
pier, immediately north of the derrick usi d
for heavy cargo. Preparation for the new a nd
heavier cranes has been made by reenforing
the girders at the southern end and laying a
concrete floor, 12 inches thick, in which art:
embedded steel rails for the crane runv.a:,.
The four-foot sill on the outer side of the pier,
which forms the runway for the present 11- tL n
cranes, has been removed at this point. 1I hi-
levelling will expedite the work of loading a nd
unloading, especially at low tide.

Rodmen and Levelmen.
An examination to test the fitness of rod-
men and levelmen for promotion will be h eld
at Culebra on Sunday, October 29. Em-
ployes wishing to enter this examination
should forward their applications through
the head of the department or division i n
which they are serving to Mr. A. B. Nici.ols,
chairman of the examining board, Culebri.

Copies of the Annual Report.
Employes of the Isthmian Canal Commi..
sion or Panama Railroad Company desiring
copies of the Annual Report of the Commni..-
sion for the fiscal year 1910-1911 should se-
cure application blanks from the head of their
department or division.

The Masonic Club of Empire will entcr-
tain the Gorgona and Las Cascadas Masonic
clubs at its next meeting, Wednesday evening.
October 18. Special train service will be pro.
vided to leave Gorgona for Empire at 7
o'clock and returning will leave Empire at
1 i:30 o'clock.

I. B. of S. S. and D. M.
Local No. 19, International Brotherh',od
of Steam Shovel and L[redge Men, will 1old
its regular monthly meeting on Suncay.
October 15, at the Empire lodge hall at 12.15
p. m.

Balboa I.-drkic No. 4, Knights of Pythjias
of Las C'a-.ad.-, will exemplify the rank of
Knight on four candidates on M.rnd a., evt n-
ing, October 16, 1911. All Pythiansin good
standing are invited to attend.

Activities of the Young Men's Christian Assocla-
The tanr,Jng of boatling teams in tme league series
on ijatob-:r 7 u .a iollos.
Teami. Played. 1'Woo. Lost. P. C.
Emprir . 36 27 9 .750
(_ n.i.'b.l 3o 23 13 638
Gatn 3b 19 17 .528
Corona 6t, 19 17 528
MaNt.c.:. .. 36 16 20 .444
Culebra 36 4 32 11III
The moAt.rg prrture 6:h-,edule IJ-r the week October
16 to 21 a loll,.. Crietobal. Monday, Gorgona .
Tu .day. Gatun. t~rdnesda,. Empire. Thursday;
C'ail.-br.. Friday Corozal, 'turda3y.
Th. t.nding ,.i irmia in ihe lirhm.ian Basket Ball
Lag.," or U[toner ~. oa as ilolloV:
Team Won. Lo.: P. C.
I-r .jtual 1 0 1.000
G..r g:.na 0 .0OUo
l. ult. I 0 1.000
G ,un 0 I 000
Lintir..r o I 000
(W.'aj 1 1 .000
te r; ul iOl the game on October 7, were:
'i, orl Gatun 12 at Gatun.
C.,lebr .74 LEnpirr ".t C ulbra.
Li.:.rg.r, ;'J. CorL.al IU Eat Corrozal.
T h, ;, I.:, De1c j, plav.d on October 14. are:
lr. r b l it. Empire
tunt ji GCorguii
iorozal a[ Lulebra
The MIarried NIMn took ijur gamcs irom the Inde-
pcndichti at ',lits bIl on Tueiday evening. The Maz-
rifi 1Mer ru.e rtc noIh.d their g~me., having 'on two
anid luil tILa.
Tr,e L.r,...t,,l boxing team took ttirce games irom
th, I. l:.rra t-rn at ]L _ijlab, i oa SaLurday evening, the
l,1.),. ta i,.'-ig the lintic p and icores.
L ul, tra. Cru.tobal.
BAuJci 164 I;o 131 W'heler .. 101 133 170
L rn If:4 1C.' 143 BLacKburn 195 -1 1 166
[Juii,3j 154 1'2 162 Collini ... loi 191 176
Lri._ull 141.1 1 I;t bullird.... Ib3 18; 126
Hierrire cor 2bn 12 61 11 Lou-0.. .. 190 2U9 152
T. 1I ;, s0.iJ ;tsi 9 2 910 844
Tril= [ Ur; Iinir Of Di o.et bll 0o Oie Isthmtin league
be'e-er, Llu-or, and Emrpire a;. plaIe-.j un Saturday
irivLrg al CulObra w"tI [the IlIeoALZig line-up and
a.orr ulebra "4 L'mpile a.
a LEz.pre-. Culebra.
king Kp'erakj
K.3p r.rLj. R B rtlell F
A.-1,j -, ..rtlLtt. E
K-iL B bar.ruli
Gli. li \V% ilm lt
Tnr ,]oloi ing higth ..or. ere rllcd during ithe week.
Bic. Ch, --L iw 1-J;. 21ULJ, UukpT.ia-i- 1o 1I00. 104.
1'. 2lll.. i rc 104. Ca.ne 106.
Th Ic.lo.oxing nmgn :corre, veie bowled drmng the
BecK, le" ta-,ir arh,s 204. 214. 202. 211., 204;
Rod,'eig croi 2-'0 lu:. ta e. l 2'J01., 202, GuI' ili 220;
H un 2 "4. iiJr 21.1: Duckpin-Puluiier IOs;
Grund 114 lu5. *I. Le.d lul. Mairsarall 110. Rod-
e.Ci, iic. Lu4. Plinie. I', lKrI g IWI I ult, Dahin 102.
Th, lj.. gai.- b.r-led ur, EImpire alle3 on Sat-
urd ,,' i 'gh *.*.i L.-.r ;, rcul.,t., a: follDo .

GuLt .n 161 I.'. I l 0 .lcear 139 141 164
iPik; 1D' I t: :IL L't- iArub liii 1 i6 154 152
'-'.rhl]] 1,4 i4 1J' (alluh' a$ It0o 148 152
Fe .r. I.r 1 :1" l -% ..err. I', 151 139
Hu n..o, 1i5 1 !2 laO Barte 141 165 166

T.til .4; $3v e65 ao0 ;59 ;55
On aiiurdi. nishi. OJ.obrr 14. Cri;Eoba31 ill bowl
c.n it LniTlirl .l,.' in it e lea p-I : ii eric.,
The Li,.t-bWl bats.et ball tetini ill plau tihe Empire
tr-an, .io the 14ih, at F rulire. Thi is the hrst game of
tth, i'eaue to re pla,cd at Empire and a lie.l.y contest

A t : I cTi'.iunrig ':. the L,trar, r,nd Debat.in Society
herid on FrnJa'. O-tober 6. Dr Orcrteinm of Panama
eale talk un National i.'Vth-iL. general discus-
.ioin iflloied. The nxt .:-kly meeting u1,I be held
on Fr da, fi tLocir 13.
T lli, mr 1 .,- : i-ret,:rJ th r. billiard tournament
,t,.ch :tartc.l or., .ionI ... O-ct.jbc 0.
G-Cn.,,iumi J:: 1 ls ,:h ha- tevn held orn Monday and-
TiirdJ3 i-igr l. h5, bern diucontinlued 3nd those
night will L. .gien oer to backetbaal al Dracce. pre-
cTe. Li 6 .alhtlitm ni cs.
The locil leam took three games 31at bowling f1om

Vol. V., No. 7.

October II, 1911.


Camp Elliot on Saturday night. on thie local alleyi.
The scores were as follow s
Camp Elliot GuTorina
McDowell 161 125 1'8 M V"an 2110 10 18IN
Wright. 131 11U R '.an 16' 145 Illi
Martins 136 120 Iturer 144 14S 142
Austin .. 148 15 U1 i .'xion I;7 16 212
Clouse 154 128 l.I, gLk ly I;u 13n 178
Caltado 1310 13,

Total 730 6 ;1 673 Pj7 7?5 630
Seventy-five people atte.ndei the oni siers',:e on
Sunday night iMrs Shidy playcdi the piano ind
Ernest Reinhold the violin
The following men are entered to da.. in th.- local
billiard tournament which vill tart October It,
Gen. W Strong. R. A Montgoserc \Vni inmajn Dr.
C. A. Funk This Ryan. Tnos B.alk-i H Berman and
C. A. Sims. A cue will be a"lar.-.i th.. a nner
The Gatun-Cristobal basl.etball game v 3a players
on Friday night. OcttiLti 6. Instead of[ I lober 7. as
scheduled. The line-upis were;
Gatun Cri-tobtal
Wilson.. .... R. F Line
Whiston L F -arter
Sherrard. Wright L . \e ller
Brown Ilinotti. L G S.sallenbirg
Fitzpatrick Mitchell R G s-rr-.ner
Score-Critob1al 23. Catun. 12
Joseph Mitchell has been elected Cpitain and Fr.vd
Huber Manager o0 the basket ball ttam.
Gold and ilier medal; i\ll bi: given a: prizes Ir.r
three-cushion bildhaid and cliais % ant B pio..l tuurria-
ments now being held T.' nman ni, Ling tie h.gheat
single run in p-..-l ill reI eiv, a cue
Gatun lost to g me t oui lli ree on 'iturdi:. OL-
tober 7.ina matchli gaireof trioling aiith Enipil on th-r
local alle s.
The "Dall Ne' as il,. I-.e. I l3atlire it thr CLlit.
House. It :on-i it of a large :aiid board bulllEtin an
bouncing in brief form the latest and nhit irlipurtlan'
foreign arid lotal new. it'ms.
CRISltOust .
The Literar, and Dchatng (lubi hrl.l an .*pen nMet
ing on Wedno -,a,. night nthr prirarni bI.':ile in the
lorm l a poliLti-.ll .'unisrntion It[ i 'is ir r,' i.f r.ij
with the miginng 01 [patirioi ic sonc c. l lt audin.:e ii.d
songs by a iiartitte froni LuIuazal. Prit.d.:n[ti.l nc.nri
inationr; Vere made as 'ollou In'urgent piair Senr
La Foll.:tte. h. E D N.lnn. Demo-:r3at. pi]ri,.
Woodiro Wils\tn. b$ C. H Elliutt. Sulnir-Fa-.: lt ,riy.
Laura Jean Libb'. b5 C J Dinnan. Repubi. :ar parts
W. H. Tail t r re-noirnintion by C. P 0 N'al
After nomination spee-:hi.s. a balk.lt aa tjakn b'i the
audience resulting as tolloa \\oo.dros, %Il on s ;.
W. H. Taft. 335. La Follette. 26. Lauri jean Libby...
Attendance. 214
The program for thie meting of ttober I1 %ill
include an address on "The Inritillation and Operaiion
of Lock Machinery bi Leis M3laion.
The Ten Pin Bohling League gxanges on Satur-day
night resulted in (. rstobal's taki.ni tEso GIit of three
games from Culebra bi the fullowiing 'tor..
Cnatobal. Culebr
Barrett 201 'Q 190 Htlostetler 12" 144 it,
Gibson. 'li; 180 146 Mengel IS; 1'S5 1'
Rosteclk 149 142 1-a I.16 1.6 1;4
Thomas 1. 99 Warner I5S 136 1I0
Furlong S1 134 200 Case 149 203 loS
Burns. r 102 161 183

Total 89; ;96 9i18 7R F l3 834

Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights ol the Chagres Riler ior the seekk
ending midnight. Sit irday. niobh-r ;. 1911. All
heights are in eeL buh ai h,:a, it- leAIVl

T E .

Sun.. Oct. 1 128 0 94 9 40 0 1; 8 1 6
Mon.. Oct 2 130 5 953 S 4) 4 0 13 6
Tues.. Oct. 3 13'8 95 n ,1) 8 ;o 15 7
Wed.. Oct. 4 127 6 94 5 4" $8 Ib 9 16 I
Thurs.Oct.5. 126 6 93 2 4 5 16 4 16 1J
Fri..Oct. 6... 121 4 o3 6 4r 5 1 i 3 16 0
Sat.. Oct 7 128 2 94 2 46 6 In 3 16 0

Height of low i | |
water 125 0 92 0 4-14 0

Band Concert.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Corn-
mission Band at Cristobal. C Z.. on Sunday. October
15. 1911. at 4.30 p. m.
The next concert will be gisen at Culebra. C. Z on
October 22. at 5.45 p. m.


Superintendent of Clubhouses.
CIULLBRns.C Z Sti.--illber 23. 1011
CliscUL' No -1 ?
ETffr.Lil. this diit, Mr .Aield R Dick.-on i- aj-
pcirit. rl criantenili [t ri L lihl-u h' 'u vit" M r l'-oyd
C Irrfnman resignf-J
( lii sall Ii

Loss of Locomotise Tools and Oilint Equipment.
CUIEBLRA C Z C.rp.tpmber 214 1011
Clct'LAR No 411'
his att-nt-or, h.: b .en in itlJ In i hL frcillil n lo I
ao I'r olj.itirr vools a nd olinhg .,iipmn.rIli 40a1,1n11
in moit r1t'- from ihe fillur,- c-f engin-ceis io si,. thit
i-aol' and oil hc-ts are pr.pert-ly Iuckcd t-,iur'. thivy Ij, e
thur erini.n .
Rour andl chili w5i1 lorl.. for iecurnig i,,oln l
being rov'ldeli on i'-.h 1o'omrnusF. ithe' los' ',if ilLh
equinnient from thi4 cau': I- in'. cusble and dnl~ u,'h
Ic-: wisll in the fuitLrL subi-r. ti.: -nginor rvr[ponaiblle
to di iplir.r
Lo-:iortnoie en-:ciner: iil bhe e p-et:-ted to see ihJt
treir r-ngines are pro ierie vn h a Fuifilenti number of
lc:ki and bt.'.; ti. inn;ure the prilpr safl'tuarding oif
thil e- liJprinnt an'l n Inv i s ,t in sshi- h lock- or bt aa
ha, e be';" brokL.n and th.: e-uitpmriet niremovedJ they
will hbe e\l-peted tu rt-ercrt the l -rme proamptl' to
the forem in o. th-: encin- hlJ.iJe 'ihere engine is tied
ul, .hen not wnirking wo -) ;hall. in turn. rep-art Lhe
rfa1.i to the var-lmra-ter
!lu til'ii handling engine: 31t th dlir..r cnt )i,ini 'sill]
be rr.-iiirld to mnke personal inpr:iclron :O ill ii ihineis
ilri-tin.ult1 is- upon rrpaortinc fi-.r dut., ind re tpor to
i7r orrcrmian w01 the encin'- haoue anl.' inf'r..-i.n ul this
[n orde-r 10 a i ":i in Ithe idlntilf:.iilin of locIr,:Com.Iris
tol.-;. e .etl11 ?l 'ih .'imipuimen will b- number'nrl h' the
NM:ll hani i1 Di l in ri iT nh th rU nunler of ih' lohonio ive
, '. hi.h I.hthe ,i' b-loric;- Tlhii nunibetineill Leper-
i..:irn-.j1 it ith,' diiTL-r.pr Iiui;- uy-c-n the d is. er. .iIl the

P'fcild'.nl Purniemr Rili-aJ Cw[-ans

IHring of Gold Employes.
rFLLEbr. i-. 7 JcLober 0 I'l l
RrCtI r \no '62-F
ICir-'iila, Nc 2h2E i. h-:repl% amended by the id-
dilton rli the flll.a ine r-aragraph
13 Hiring of Gold Fmployes on Isthmus-
Nu pfert;n ti-ll be erlT.rloai -. 1 :.n thie i lhmul-i c.n the
cold roll in an.. ;hr,. % without I i ht prior appro ial
o l' lie lii:[-ctlur ol 'Sihc-p'
Cla jr hi,. /. ./'iTfi aI n Ci'ifi r i' CO' 11 n I iirr
P.-: i- Vl P-Jaiitra Riit,-ad I< -ompJian

Laborers Clearance and Identification.
Ciii:EHRA C. Z September 27. 1,)1
CIR:.'LAR No 29.-t
Erf.-Liivve Oc:ntobir 1. 1911. lab-orcrs enter.nc the ;er-
tit -a il le h-lurl\ -ls.'r roll sill be i'.-luired Ic scrIse at
least ihre- [m.jntil it thP ri3e ni ray bela% tIhlt .)' the
gang to whtillI.i thes are ignedJ unless pl,.' ':s furni11l, 3 rl.'aran..e .Io n.ri that their pr-.vi:us
i.rice 'CC tnrin'*re.-I on ic aoudri of lick ul vurL or
r t'.u lion -: iorc- th clear3nce 1 e be itt'u'h-d to an
id'rit[icaLian .:erlili tale it[urin 4I li pr-perls marne
Tlie po.'iesion of a raconitra-. h-,ck ill not .nttle the
holder nto an spetiil privileges unle~a hIt'- can satis-
[lctortly prove an abrivs pro tiled or by othtr Il .jerne
that thl. contr.i..t was not i*.rfeitl-I due ti. the fault .at
volit on ol tlie laborer
Thr-'e in'rructiontl .ppl 10t both Eiiropln -ind

.ol-ored iabhoicur Lts,.i t Phlln i. irln.d il Rangq paid
he- miniirmumr rate o.1 ten c-rri p r I-1..i
(';1:O W h..7in -T
CIhrattrmintr Il i. Ii r /.n I.-i:'i r

Rainfall from October I to ". 1911. IncluIive.

r.i r i t ,1os

"Nl I tI1,r I 4 5 4'
P-.lr I. 5 46
Rit. I ran -: 2 14 3 | 7I
CsnI_ N tir-i- I-
uL alr II I 2 2
Em I re I V. 47
G.amba. 1> 5. 4 17
'Juan iln.n I 4i 2 42
.i\h.u i I .'I li i 4 :l2
'*EI I %o eI i 4 64
G r )n 1 1i :. 4 I 2

T b.rtnilla 1) x I I to
P a,1, 1 41 k i i 67
'%I-nI.t Lr.o 2 I ti 1 44
I lt i r ,',lic1ai--
r.itun I 1) I I 67
'Braz.); Blook u I.; I I 10
C r lu -l i 41 1 i1 ;i)
IP.'-rn B.-1l" ');
Sr i--n'ail raIn p Is e-re .ill i. 5 p r I iJ v.
Alu [on. ic-. r1ain r: .1 I l, ir11, ;i ,I i r,. in lj a
anii.3n liLu lI- itititi tiit Tc- p 'T T r.-E)a--r
September Rainfall for Three ears.

S Al7iION 1901 i-1iJ loll l

. nrlco n R ; 5 f : ;') I l
Bal ia 1 1 20 I 1I4 5 0 *. 4 I 1 4
Mliafi ore I '. 1 0 i .jl) t I J i 4 i0
PF dr,. 11.duel 1; 47 1 42 I .i1 4 44 4 IV.
Ri.3 Gr r.le 'I .2 14 ;2 0 t10 I 7 20
(.'c l iai c l i-i: .
Culet, r I" ;0 13 '1 s 5 I I i i
Ci3mj.:nc th ,*I 1 1o I U A '7 I16 fill '11
Eripire 21 14 12 ; 5 r. .. I 1
t ilm.l 16 11 I1 9. 5 'l II D.J j -
.\tal.lutla 19 2 15 ; I ) I 11 ;l 1 1 10
El '.'i a '.iJ -1 l 1 on 1.4 I4 I.u
Gorg.-'"na I .' l 1I 31 I. 41 I 4 & I1
San '.. l i ,I I,1. -' -1 '; I,'- '-' i i ;1
Taberinill I 1 4 4 4 I 44 4 1 I .2
BIoi:o 113 14 5i' i.) I S.3 I1 :4
Trnnid d 14 It, 'i ; i. 12 41 4 1
MIl nle L.r.o I 1 .)3 l 41 I I 1l I 4 2;
.4 tdan '. -
Gatun 1i 55 In Cil 1 '13 1 11 2
Brazos Block 14 i? 12 2' li 4 11 -0" 6 2.
LiCili)b l 19 i 1 IS 1*. 11 '.2 I1 ; 4 4-' 4
P.rtl. .-IIlo i ;' 0 Q !. 4 | I 2 1 24
Nonibrl, dJ F) IN 1- I tI 1 a i i; 3 i J

Tide Table
T he l.-.ll..'>.n I-. 1b i Ih nc. 0-. L. t1 I nn r. l .lnd 1. I
D' r a t LJ s r [ i h. el. i Il u J uc I b h Ill|

Ditla- Ir iT [2 4" i t Ii I l i

l.t. iI I 4J 14 Il [ 4' I '
ric[ti:i r I1 2 ,T is 1 ItI '. .1 1
rCE01l-1r I14 I i in 1 I I
i..t ob,-r lh S _i.i u ili 4 211 I0 411
&ic3totil.r 1C 1I 1) 51 1 4(j
i.Aild ir I' 1' 1i J .. I I 4 i n 50

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Temperature. Prec

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nr'ii -*** I: '? '1 '^ "** >*- 9 ** *'I

.ills ta ii


c~s i'~
L A iN





The commissar.es 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. m., and 2.30 to 7 p. mIn.
Ancon, 8a. m. 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 October 11, 1911.
Mullon-SLewing per pund . ... 6
Shoulder. r.nck trimmed off (4 pounds
and ,:ver, per pound 9
Entire t,-r .qu rtr %not trimmed. 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-Ste-ing 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
Culets. per pound ................ 28
Pork-Loin chops or roast, per pound ......... 18
Beef-Suet, per pound...................... 2
Soup, per pound..................... 5
Stew, per pound ..... 8
Cornet. No. I. per pound 12
Corned, No. 2, per pound. 10
Chuck roast (3 pound- and ocerl. ner
pound............................ 12
Pot roast perpound.................. 12
RJb roist. second cut (not under 3i
pound ),. per pound................. 16
Rib roast first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound ......................... 18
Sirloin roast, per pound ............... 19
Rump roast, per pound................ 19
Porr(rhou-e r.-3st, o. "r pound........... 20
STeak. chuck prr c.,un.. ............ 121
Round, per p'.und ............ 13
Rib, per pound................. 18
Sirloin, per pound .............. 19
Rump, per pound.............. 19
Porterhouse (not less than 1
pounds), per pound .......... 20
Tenderloin (Western), per pound. 24
Civiire. Russian. per tin ................ 47, 89
Livers--Bee. per pound ................ 7
Call. ach ............... 60
Hill each ................ 30
Steak. Hamburger. pkg ............... 13
Sauis e-.-Bologna Dr rjounr .............. 10
Frankfurter p.r pound ......... .... 12
Lieb-raurti. p-r round ............ 10
Devonshire Farm j.- r pound........ 17
Sweetbread-Veal perpound................ 1.20
Beef. per pound................ 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen.......................... 30
one-half dozen only.............. t16
Bluefish. fresh, per pound ................ .... 14
Halibut. fresh per pound.................... 15
Siaia. iresh. esicn ......................... 70
Shad roe; fresh, per pair.................... 35
Chick-rn-Fancy roasiiug. milk fed. large, each 1.25
i-ancy rojuting. milk fed. med eich 1.00
Fanc'.. roasirign corn ied, db-.:ut 41
pounds ,--:h ...... .... 90
Foils each ..60,70,80,90, 1.00
DuIrk \-\'ctrn stiour 4- pounds, each..... 1.00
Broilers, milk led eacr ............. 60
corn fed, each...................... 55
Turkeys, per pound......................... 26
Squabs, each............... ............... 35
Capons, each ........................ 2.10
Fryers. corn fed. qcb .. 60
Partindge.cac. h .. 50
Grouse, each.......................... ..... 50
Ham-German. Westphalia, per pound ......*.. 36
Sugar cured per pound 20
Sliced per pound .. 22
Halt. for t.Jting. pr pound 21
Boiled. per pound ... t28
Hc.ck.,. per pound ... 18
TodJd'aSm.thfieli Virginii rier pound.. 30
Bacon- Breakfa-t. wholL pie-'e. per pound..... 23
Breakfast sliced, p-r pound .......... 24
Pork altr anmily. per pound ........... 13
Ox tongue. each ........... 1.00
Pig;' feet. per pound .......... 9
Tongues. per pound ........... 18
Sihced b-:on in 1-pound tion per tin.......... 30
Jn I-pound lars. per jar.......... 30
Butter-Creamery special, per pound ......... 32
Ch'ese--Roquefort. per pound 38
Phlaid.lphia cr-cam cjke 10
PlId., ll.hea ren ai ..ike ... 18
Voung Anm.:rilsj. per pound.. *20
Swna. per pound ...... .. ......... 26
Edam, each ....................... 1.00

Neufchatl, cake ... 6
Gouda. per pound .. ....... . ..34
M ilk i'Certf.ed i. per bottle . '25
Buttermilk. title .. 15
Fer- il-[la,_ o ttle "25
Ice cream, quart..... 25
1-gallon .. .... 150
B.=eta per pound ... . . .. . 3
Celery per head .. 6
Cabbage, per pound. 4
Cucumbers, per pound ........ .... 4
Carrots, per pound...... 3
Cauliflower, per pound.. .. ..... 0
Lettuce, per pound.. . "I
Onions, per pound ..... 3. j
Potatoes, white, per pound .3
sweet, per pou nd 2
Pears, alligator, each .. 6
Parsnips, per pound. 4
Romaine, per pound. . t15
Turn p;. per pound ... 3
Tomatoes. per pound . to
Yams, per pound .. . 3
Apples. per pound... .5
Cantaloupei. each.. S
Crape-. per p.und 8
Grip Fr.t-i. eui'h 4
Lemon' dozen 4. ?
Limes, per 100.... 80
Orang,!i California, per dozen 36
Orang.-, per dozen.. *12
Peirhse. pound ..... 8
Plums perpound.... 10
Pears, per pound .... '6

'Indt.ait-: reduction from last lhit
indicateses 5 cents allowed for return of bottle
Tindicates advance en lat hir
ISola onl% from commii.aries. no order' taken for

Supplies for the Canal.
The following steamer-' ath =u.plie' I.ir the 14th.
mian Canal Commission. arril.-' it the- port of Cris-
tobal. Colon and Balboa during the neek ending
October 7:
PrinsAug. Wilhelm.iJctnber 3 froti. N.e. Vork ivtlh
38 cases picks, 15 casi i intern; 50 bundle- wcire 35
cases blasting caps, fcor :ru.:k I caer ir;a.tch.nrryv. lor
Atlantic Division.
Acapulco, October i from San Franci!.:uo utn 13
crates stovepipe elbow fI.cr stockk
Abangares. October 5. irrrm New i'rlear,: nu.ri A3
pieces piling for Atlantc FDi.',-,n. 10 pie.c-* pilinr
5452 pieces yellow pin- lumetr. 1I roll ..tnion lu.:k
190 bales rice straw, 911 b-l ha~, fior stro:k. 3;; iiece
white oak lumber, 2,031 p.e.:. jlluow pine lurrber. rot
Mechanical Division; I_. crjEat rcon:.rete n.is\rr for
Pacific Division; 6 crate *:ontrete miter- for Panami
Railroad Company.
Santa Maria, Octob-r 5 iron Neiw VNork ith 25
coilsrope, 25casesfuse 32. ,'-- rubtper tin- 427 jrums
kerosene, for stock.
Panama, October S. from New \'ork '..Itn b L-`c'
insulated wire, 8 piece- lumber 12n .p2-i- St ,tches. 45
pieces railroad frogs, 7 .air- :..t.r, h tirtungz. l3o harreli
caustic soda. 24 bales rur-.i.r h 60-. Ierj coil- r.Jpe iI
kegs galvanized iron spiA kA. i 110 alse .arnrioh 2. ..ase
picks, 75 cases sal-soda if k,-ci lurnp :halk 40 c-ut.
metal polish, 14 cases ..c.-.pr tack; 5" .:are; air br-ke
material, 27 cases ink Q .a. t mu-l.age 9 cas.s milk
cans, 400 cases wash'np pouJder 25 bundle. -cythe
snaths, 8 drums zinc, 20 e .--a r c eaI for i.-k, .3o5
barrels sand, 37 crates fit, tbri-. k. u; .:a:, r brak:. .ho-.
9 barrels crucibles, 73 pL.:kace, ocromwirie cr'irne. 10.r
Mechanical Division; 1 '21 cai' bolls. I 5 ca.! rapper
tubes, lOcases electrical mater. ,l ju rolls sire clotr, Q
cases filter plant material for Ailantic Divison A.s
cases bolts. 18 bales :'s, horn. 8 .:-pe. pumping ma-
chinery, for Pacific Di. i-ior. 110 pa ..ka.; drug.' and
sundries, for Sanitar D.-rairtment- and a misceJ-
laneous cargo, the whole rconsiting of -.8471 packages,
weighing 300 tone.

Lost-Between pier II (Cnrtobal. and house 4,
Colon Beach, a string of gold beiad; Re'ward if re-
turned to Mrs. J. P. Mcad Cu lon.

Sale of Horizontal Slantonar) Gasoline Engine.
Sealed bids nill be rec-ired .it the office of the Drpot
Quarterms-.'r Mournt Hope unidl t.o t. loclk P NI..
October lb 11ll nr nthe% still beop. ned in he pre.-
enr .-)f .treijrisn b ld,. :-r for one 2 hor e pow.:r
"\tillIham-,,,rt Sp-,,:.l horizonLal ta ionarn gac-line
engine, complete .-ith batter box Couling Ltnk and
drisinge 1.. Engine .an he :"en and examined on ny
workingd.i between tih hour of ser n tin eleven .A IM.
snd- onei to .ve P X1 upon applicaLion to th,i otice.
Thb' right .- reer%-d toi r.-e.: an% or all bids Bails
mu.r bL plainl', marked Proposal to pur'hbase one
",aticonars cu-i.lin engine to be oF.ened Octuber 16,
1911. jnilaulddr..i to Elh .\:it,ug; Depot Q.uarler.
master, Moun, Hoi-e Ci Z
.l4tarnr Depl I'uarlrnraster.


The following is a list of the sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company: of the Royal Mail
Sream Packet Compan$; of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of he United Fruit Company's Line; the
Panama Railroad Company's dates being subject toL

Colon ...
Advance .

Advance .
Alliance .
Panama3 .
Advan. e.

. .. . P. R. R.Thursday..Oct. 12
P. R. R WednesdayOct. 18
P. R. R. Tuesday... Oct. 24
.P. R. R Monday.. Oct. 30
P. R. R..Tuesday.. .Oct. 17
... P. R. R Tuesday...Oct. 24
P. R R.Monday.. Oct. 30
. .. .P. R. R Sunday.. .Nov. 5
P. R. R Saturday.. Nov. II

Prnz Joach.m .. H.-A Saturday..Oct. 7
Zacapa U F C. Thursday..Oct. 12
Prinz Etel Fnedrnch H.-A .Friday. ..Oct. 13
Atrato R. NI... Saturday..Oct. 14
.Mkmiranie . L. F. C.. Thursday. Oct. 19
Prinz Auguit ildhe.lm. H -A Saturday..Oct. 21
Santa MNarta IT. F. C. Thursday. Oct. 26
Pnaz SAgirnaund. H.-A.. .Friday. ..Oct. 27
Thames R M.. Saturday. Oct. 28
Metapan U.F. C..Thursday.. Nov. 2
Prin.z JosIhim H -A Saturday. Nov 4
Za :paj Li F. C Thursday. Nov. 9
Prinz Ettel Fnednth H -A Friday ... Nov. 10
Ti-rat R.M. Saturday. ..Nov. II
Almiramne U. F. C.Thursday. Nov. 16
Prinz AJucusilirhelm H.-A Saturday Nov. 18
Santd Miarti. U. F. C.Thursday. .Nov. 23
Pr.nz Siegrrmund H.-A. Fndar. Nov. 24
Oruba R. A S.aturday ... Nov. 25
NMetpan U F C.Thursday Nov. 30
Prinz Joachim H -A Saturday Dec. 2
Zacup., LU F C Thursday Dec. 7
Prinz E.te Fr.,.Jr.:h IH -A Friday .. .Dec 8
.agJdalena R. NI Saturday.. Dec. 9
Almarante Li F C Thur-day. .Dec. 14
Prinz. Augu:t WilhtiJm H.-A Saiurday.. Dec. 16
Sant IMaria L'. F. C..Thursday... Dec. 21
Prina Sici-mund H -A Friday .Dec. 2
Santa Marta .. F. C. Thursday..Oct. 12
Prinz Sig.im nd H -A... Saturday..Oct. 14
Thame. R. M Tuesday.. Oct. 17
1letpn IJ U F. C. Thursday.. Oct. 19
Prina .oac.:hm . H.-A Tuesday...Oct. 24
ZIar.pa . LI. F C Thursday..Oct. 26
Pnnz Eat[l Fneilnch H A Saturday..Oct. 28
Trent ..... NR. Tuesday...Oct. 31
AlinT.r,nr.t .. LI. F. C Thursday.. Nov. 2
Prinz August WIl eIlm. H.-A... Tuesday.. Nov. 7
Prin. igimund H.-A. Saturday Nov. II
Oruta, R. NI Tuesday.. Nov. 14
NeLapan L F. C.Thursd-ay.. Nov. 16
Pnrz Ijjlum H -A Tuesday. Nov. 21
Za2rap Li. F. C.Thursday Nov. 23
Pnnz Eitel Frindrich .H -A Saturday.. .Nov. 25
Magdl=en R. NT Tuesday. .Nor. 28
A.lmiranic Li. F. C Thursday... Nov. 30
Prez August WiVlhelm .H.-A Tuesday. ..Dec. 5
Santa Miana U F. C Thursday... Dec. 7
Prinz Sigimund H -A.. Saturday... Dec. 9
Clyde R. M Tuesday. .Dec. 12
NM.'apan U. F. C.Thursday. Dec. 14
Pnnz Joachim H.-A Tuesday.. .Dec. 19
Za'capa U. F.C.Thursday .Dec. 21

Atenas .
Pa.rsmLn. .
Turnralba .... .
Heredia . ..
Abangarez .i
Atenas ..

.U. F.C..Saturday..Oct. 7
U. F. C.. Wednesday.Oct. II
LIU. F.C..Saturday Oct. 14
U. F. C. Wednesday.Oct. 18
LI. F. C..Saturday ..Oct. 21
U. F. C..Wednesday.Oct. 25
L! F.C. Saturday...Oct. 28
.U. F. C..Wednesday.Nov. I
U. F C. Saturday .Nov. 4
Lr. F. C. Wednesday Nov. 4
L'. F. C .Saturday.. Nov. 11
ii F.C We'dnepday.Nov 15

Cartago.. .. U. F.C..Thursday..Oct. 12
Abangarez F. C. .Thursday..Oct. 12
Paismima U. F. C. Thursday..Oct. 19
Arenas U F.C..Thursday..Oct. 19
Hered .U. F. C. Thursday..Oct. 26
Turnrlba LI F. C..Thursday..Oct. 26
CJ nago LT. F C. Thur-day. Nov. 2
A.bangar.. .. U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 2
Parimnund. ... U. F. C. Thursday. Nov. 9
Arenas . .... U.F. C .Thursday.. Ndv. 9

Vol. V., No. 7.




The Canal Record
Published weekly under IMe authority and superrision o.f
the Islhmian Canal Commission

The Canal Reeord is issued free ol charge. one, oy
each. o all employes of the Commission and Pianama
Railroad Company whose name: Lre on the gold roll.
Extra copies and ba, k numbers can be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Raildra. Company for fAie
cenes each.

Address all CommunlcaRions
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No rommunuatton. esther tor fPubtl.ation requesting
information. will recetre altrn.is.or unless ;.gned auith the
full name and address of the uilter.

Chairman's Report.
The report of the Chairman of the Isthmian
Canal Commission for the monthly ol Septem-
beris published in full in other columns on this
issue of THE CANAL RECORD. It gives a
detailed account of the progress of the Canal
work in all departments and divisions
Pedro Miguel Locks.
An effort is being male to complete the
back fill on the west side of Pedro Miguel
Locks by November 1. in order that it may be
used by the lock gate contractor as a storage
yard for materials for the lower guard and
operating gates. On October lb there re-
mained to be filled an area that uill require
about 30,000 cubic yards of material. Spoil
from the lock site at Miraflore has been used
up to the present time, but this week there
will be added to this, seven or eight trains
daily of excavation from Culebra Cut, average.
ing about 380 5ards to a train. In all it is ex-
pected that about 3 500 cubic yards a day will
be dumped between now and the end of the
month. In making the climb from the south
end of the locks to the level of the top of the
walls the trains go up 60 feet in about a quar-
ter of a mile.
The placing of material for the north guard
gates is about half completed, thiswork having
been delayed by non-delivery of material
from the States In order to expedite the
gate erection, the contractor will build a sec-
ond construction bridge over the lock cham-
bers. from which materials for the lower guard
and operating gates will be lowered into place.
Thus, work on all four gates at Pedro Miguel
will be in progress at one time.
Concrete laying is so nearly completed that
only isolated portions remain to be done. At
the north end, the slow and intricate work of
placing the three gate valves in each of the side
wall intakes and the sluice gate of the center
wall intake, is in progress. At the south end,
excavation for the outlet on the east side has
been completed and concrete laying is in pro-
gresw. A 70-ton shovel is completing the exca-

nation for tht southr.a-t sing wall, and con-
,:rete work "ill he began in a few days. As
soon as it ha- finished digging at this point, the
shovel w ill lbe taken to the hlull that rises above
the lock walls on the cast -ide, and there will
e\caate for the back fill of the east wall
In the west chamber at the south end, the
la'. ing of the floor south of the caisson sill is
biing c\pcdittd. \\hen thi; is in place the
drainage water from Culebra Cut, which flows
through the center c il\ert of Pedro Miguel
lock and Irom the outl,.t through the ap-
proach to the cast lock, will lie diverted to the
west approach. in order that the floor in the
cast approach may be finished.
Surplus of Common Labor.
The ILthmujn Canal Cmi mission wishes to
announce that there i- on the Isthmus at
present a surplus :f unemployed labor, both
Europrean ainl \\'W t Indian. If laborers are
d,:ir,., 1,',' an', recruiting agents, the agents
-hould n.-til'. the Chif u iart,-rmajt,.r, Cule-
1bra hu. m'1in mr:n tie-, can give employ-
ment 'lcre the'. ar>, tj .,. and what wages
mill be paid them. The Chief Quartermaster
%till then lend the agent -utch men as desire to
accept the ttrm- uflir,-, This will continue
in force .so long. a.s -'irplu: lal.nr is available.
North Guide Wall at Miraflores Locks.
\\..)rk on the north guide wall at Miraflores
Locks ,as bcgun on September 30, when an
experimental cai-.on ",as sunk for one of the
Foundation pier The plant for sinking the
remainder of the 2511 cais-ons- is nearing com-
pletion, and will be in operation this week.
This wall will be a cellular, reinforced con-
crete structure erxtcnding into Miraflores Lake
from the north end of the center wall of the
locks, and will serve the double purpose of
guiding ships into the locks and of carrying
the tuning locomoti'.'eh that will take hold of
vessels in the approach. It will be 1,185 feet
long 58 Ieet wide, and will be composed of
two face walls oi reinforced concrete from 14
to 23 inches thick, depending on the depth be-
low the top of the .all, with cross walls 18
inches thick on centers of 15 ieet. Thus it ,ill
be a series of cells about 54 feet across and 181
feet longitudinally At the north end the wall
will be solid for 31 feet t inches.
The rock upon which Nliraflores locks are
founded dips at the north end of the lock site
and at the beginning of the guide wall is about
10 feet below sea level while at the end it is
48 feet below. In order to avoid excavation
and to economize on concrete, the wall will be
founded upon concrete piers sunk torock.
The work now in progress is the sinking of
of caissons for the-e piers. The caissons are
made of reinforced concrete in steel forms, in
six foot sections, and are 5 feet 6 inches at in-
side diameter and 7 feet 6 inches at outside,
the shell being thus one foot thick. They will
be sunk in three rows, longitudinally at 15
foot intervals, and laterally on 27 foot centers
except under the. solid portion where there will

be four rows. It is proposed to work on eight
at one time, and to this end eight working
platforms have been erected on skids, so that
they can be moved from one series of caissons
to another as the work is completed.
By means of a rope drive a series of eight
pulleys, one to each platform, is kept moving
constantly. Each pulley is direct connected to
a "nigger head," and the operation of lifting
a bucket of spoil from the caisson pit is ac-
complished by a double turn, on the "nigger
head," of a rope that passes through a block
immediately over the caisson. The -poil will
be hauled to the dumps nearby in Decauville
cars. When the caissons are down to rock they
will be filled with concrete.

Gatun Spillway Program.
During the period from the present to Jan-
uary 1, 1912, work on the spillway of Gatun
Dam will be confined to the construction of
the machinery tunnel to 69 feet above sea
level, the lower portion of the crest piers out-
side the channel of flow, the lower portion of
abutments, flare walls, and approach walls.
Work is now in progress on rhc f,-irming for the
machinery tunnel, 8 by 10 feet, which will
extend the entire *-ngth of the concrete dam.
A pr tic r m for the construction of the -pillw. a.
dam and works has been prepared as follows:
Closure of channel of flow to elevation plus SO; and
installation of sluice gates with operating machinery on
piers at elevation plus 70. Estimated concrete, 25.710
cubic yards, an average of 257 cubic yards per working
Every possible perparation will be made before Jan-
uary first for doing this work at the maximum practic-
able rate. Equipment for placing concrete, handling
forms, etc., will consist of three derricks with 70-foot
boom so placed as to cover the full channel width; and
movable chutes for depositing concrete at any point
directly from dump cars. These facilities provide for
placing concrete at over four times the required average
During January and part of February, when the
river flow is considerable, it is proposed to coffer off not
more than two-thirds of the channel, completing the
closure and opening ihe ilui:s, i\ not lte-li th-n Feb-
ruary 28, when ilt. dc,-:hrc 3s .lr..ptEed to about the
minimum. As highlii will bt inotalied th.i any night
work necesA-ry to adian.:e tlhe work may be advan-
tageously prosecuted.
PERIOD APRIL 30, 1912 TO AUGUST 1, 1912.
SluiUe gte.-, are to be closed at thel beginning af thi-
pruod :ad ith rornm.l foow the lake wil re ich plus 5O'
at the end her-o. AllMI concrete and bulkhead closures
needed to for-r flood flow over central portion of dam
at plus 50, as well as trash racks, pipes, control gates,
tc in hidro-elettric plant forebhy will be pl|.:,'J dur-
irng Ma, Tilmie--iiter. abutments and adjacent walls
and crest pi-rs .ill be carnrd toward final Ichel. work-
ing from a trestle at des aton plu, ',3 E Luinited con-
crete, 8.800 cubic yards, an average of 117 cubic yards
per working day.
Concrete force will be employed principally in the
construction of the hydro-electric plant. On the Spill-
.ay dam abjut 2.500 cubic yards wil be placed, carry-
mg :rest piers outside channel ot flow to rinal heights
Thi s.ork to be done from trestle at plus 93 on top oi
ogee. Iftrest gatesand toot bridges are ready, they will
be placed during thus period on the pracucally com-
pleted flanks of the dam. A study of maximum du-
charge for various periods indicates that the lake level

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No. 8.




will probably not exceed plus 59 under the conditions
By manipulating the sluiceway gates, the lake will be
held at about plus 50, and the machinery tunnel, ogee
to plus 69, and lower portion of crest piers will be com-
pleted across the channel of flow. Estimated concrete,
10,375 cubic yards to be placed by April 1, average per
day 138 cubic yards,
After April 1, the trestle at plus 93, already built
along the top of the flanks of the dam, will be joined
across the central portion; the remaining crest piers car-
ried to final elevation (5,960 cubic yards), the sluice-
ways filled (1,231 cubic yards), and gates and machin-
ery of same removed, about April 30; the crest gates
and foot bridge placed by wrecking cranes working
from the plus 93 trestle; machinery installed in tunnel;
and the dam completed. With normal flow, the lake
will gradually rise from plus 50 on April 30, to plus 69
on August 1.
Gatun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is about 70.5 per cent completed, 158,642
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on Octo-
ber 14. 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.
October 9 ............. 156 7.30 1
October 10............. 126 7.00 1
October 11 ............. 88 4.30 1
October 12............. 152 7.30 1
October 13 ............ 168 8.00 1
October 14............. 100 5.30 1
Total ................. 800 40.00 1
Previously reported.... 157,842
Grand total............. 158,642 2.20

Porto Bello Crusher.

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.
October 9............ _........ 4.13 1,351
October 10..................... 4.06 1.649
October 11..................... 4.01 1.333
October 12..................... 3.49 1,607
October 13 ...................... 3.13 1,677
October 14................. .... .2.58 1,437
Total ........ ........I 22.20 1 9,054

Ancon Crusher.

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.

October 9 .....................
October 10 .....................
October 11 ....... ..... .......
October 12.....................
October 13 ... .................
October 14.....................

5.35 2,162
6.50 2,376
8.20 2,897
8.00 2,613
8.05 2.969
7.50 2,614
44.40 15,631

Municipal Improvements in Panama.
Work has been begun on the improvements
in the streets of the city of Panama which
were requested by the Secretary of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic in a letter to the Head
of the Department of Civil Administration of
the Canal Zone, March 28, 1911. Under the
contract of July 1, 1910, such improvements
are to be made by the Commission, and when
paid for by the Republic of Panama they be-
come the property of Panama.
The streets to be improved at this time are
Ancon Boulevard, 1,700 feet long, which runs
south from Fourth of July Street, in a direct-
ion generally parallel to the Zone Line Road,
and intersects the Balboa Road two blocks
east of the Protestant cemetery; what is un-
officiall) known as Magoon Street, running

from the Zone Line Road at a point just north
of the Nati.,.nal Institute, to Central Avenue
at it- intersection uith L.on' .Street, 1.050
feer; tvo blh,c ks of \\'st Se\enteenth Street.
north from the Balboa Road and ea-t Ai Ant oni
B,,ul-ard 690 feet; and an .xtleni.-i.n ,of C
Street .'et from Sixteenth Street to An'onri
Boulevard. tuo blockk. b00 feet. In all, 4.1140

leet of street along which 8-inch sewer and 6-
inLh water mains are to be laid, the surface
graded and macadamized, and gutters and
curbing set The water main is to connect
&ith the main on Fourth of Jul:, Street. while
rhe sewer s. stem will drain to the west,
through the Cocoa Grove section, to the Bay
ol Panama. The cost is estimated at S27,500.


Over 68 per cent of the concrete for the lorkc is in place, the amount at the close of
nork on October 14. being 2.'tlu.l 17 cubic yard-,, out of a tutal of approximately 4,199,400.
A total of 32.8.2 cubic ,ardt- of concrete was laid in the lock, during the week ending
October 14.
Over 82 per cent of the concrete for the s-.-tem of three twin locks at Gatun has been
laid, the amount in place at the close of work on Uctober 14 being 1,647,693 cubit yards,
out of a total of 2 000.U00. A statement of th,- amount of concrete placed in the locks each
working day for the week ending October 14, and of the total, follows: and a similar state-
ment for the work in the .pillha', of Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in thisissue. The
construction plant work_ 12 hours daily, and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.


2-cub.c trrd mAxeri. 2-cuc yard mixuters.

Concrete Hour I No. ofr Concr,:te Hours No. of
lplacod. uorktld. mixera nlaced worked mixers


a 1 .;. I u L. 1 ..: 1 Ch CU. s.
O0 t.:.t.er 9 .. ;I u I 27 il b 4"2 I \0 2 0 2.250
U lOL.r 10 i. l 3 1 O 1I) I 4 40 2 140 2.360
,b 504 5 24 1 0 2 100 1742
O,: tber 12 .. 1.4y4 | 2: 24 4 I II 03 2 106 1.744
October 13 .. I ;42 24 36 6 2.i 4 41) 2 68 I 886
Otohr 14 .:'U 6 3a 6 \31 6 40 2 U2 2.153
Poritale mixri 3te . 389
Tont. 9.9';s 1h 10 6 1.9 29 3.4 2 576 i 2.529
Frci li,,Tjly repurted 1. . 635.164
Gr~.ndo tol I I 1.647,693
"The 8 9 I:r.ls .:r,., in [-it rie portal.lc nix.r- ar r.,rnfored conr rete,. in,. % r,: placed on the following days'
O toer t ihi, C tooe r 10tr. '7 O tober 1i1 ) i0 i J.:tob..r I Ith. W6u October 13ih 60. October 14th. 5;I.
Concrete work in the locks at Pedro lligucl is over SS per cent completed, 741,028 cubic
ard-. ult ol a total of 837.100, bucket mea-uremtnt, hain' g been placed at the close of work
on Octnobr 14 1 Th record for each ol the i\ ,b-hour working g da\. of last week, follows:

Octu.l,er 9 .....
O,:toer tO 10
Octul.!r I 1 . .
October 12 .
O.to1.-r 13 .. .
O.:tober 14. .
To, A.l
Pre'. i:uily rrpor
Grand loLjl

I _________ LAUxiLI.'.s' PLANT

2-cubic ard misers. :- uic i 3rd mixers. Large
------- - -_---- __----- atone.
ConLreti Hours No of,Concrete | HourA No of
i .a:ed u orked miL er placed. I worked mixers


Cu. Yds.

Over 34 o per cent of the concrete for the stem of two twin locks at Miraflores was
in place on October 14. the total amount on that date being 471,396 cubic yards, bucket
mc.asurement, out ol a toial of approximately 1,362 000. The record lor each of the six 8-hour
working da\s of last week, follows:

2-cubi ard mixers. 2-cubic yard mLxers i-cubic yard mixer.
DATE. Total.

Concrete Hoursi No. ofCon-:rl Hours No. oi Concrete Hours No. of Large
rhj.-ed I worked i axer: d rl worked i mixer, placed. worked. muers stone.
SZ CCu. ca. i. c. Cd Cu. Yds.
S 3 50 .. ....... 282
ir."t I i. 3 3.1 i U3 1 1 u 2 313 24 75 14 ... 2.843
Oct. 10 I 1-0 2; ; 6 1.122 IS 30 2 345 26 75 4 .. .... 2.787
0 t. 11 ne. ,l I e SI) 5 1.2? 13 6. 2 318 23 00 3 3 ..... 2.008
>i.. 12 I-l 25 I; 6 I 130 15 30 2 I 2 19 u0 3 .. 1.S88
Oct. 13. 1.242 I 3 ,0 6 1.1I;2 10 ''. 2 26 20 uO 3 ..... 2,681
Uct. 14 90 i 25 33 6 1.022 14 40 2 354 24 50 3 ... .. 2.276
To il 6.12. 1 166 50 5.8. 6.788 97 07 1 .8 1.849 138 00 3 33 ........ 14765
Pre vium,, sly
reported . ... . . .. . .. ......... .. 3.693 456,63
Grand 471,3
total.. .. ....... . .. ...... .... ..... .. ........ ........ ...... 3.693 471,396

Vol. V., No. 8.

Cu I as I C. 1 .1.. Ch. Vds.
I .30 | 16 50 3 420 22 00 3 i........
. .. 6 I, 1 2i1i 3 Io I I 0 3 .. .
I 46 I !*) O 3 i 20 12 00 3 .
400 ) 10 5i I S I 2) 1 0) 3 ... ...
. ........... ;2 1 00 3 3 s1 I 20 50 3
.. 14 It 00 t 409 1 22 50 3 ....
3.:)0 100 00 3 1.ss6Si 105 10 3 .......
ed . . ... 4.41 1
S ..... . .. ... . ...... 4.411


Oaobr 18, 1911.



To Amend Sections 51. 62. and 526. and to Repeal
Sections 63 and 529 of the Code of C Ui
Procedure of the Canal Zone.
By virtue of the auth.rit. v'etild in me. I
hereby establish the following Order fur the
Canal Zone-
ARTICLE 1: Section 51 of the Cuiie of Ci'.'il
Procedure of the Can.il Zine is hereby
amended to read a. follluwsa
Section 51- Pleadings in the District
Courts shall be oral, except when the;,
are required by law to be verified by the
oath of either of the parties to the suit, in
which case the pleading.- hall be in writing.
ARTICLE II Section 62 of the abuvec mn.n-
tioned Code is hereby amende'id so a- to read
as follows.
Section 62: Ever- District Judge shall
keep a well nound book zt' ,led "Docket.," i n
which he .hall enter the name and -tyle of
every civil suit brought before him: the
dates of issuing process therein and of the
return thereof; a brief statement of the
nature of the suit and of any plea made
thereto by the defendant, and if nu appear-
ance is made. the dclendant'- default hall
be noted; the names ul the %sitnesci -.worn:
the date and the amount uf the judgmenr'
the date of i..uing cxcution ur other pri).
cess upon the judgment. anil a to[)py the
returns theron; the appeal. tahetn and by
whom demandoid. and briefly all the pr,"-
ceedings before him tuutlong the -.ilt
Each Dil-trict Judgue, t the beginning iof
his docket and before any entri,'-. are made-
therein shall make and .-ub.,cribe the full.,w-
ing certificate. sul'itantiall'., it-wit.-i
"A docket of proceeding: in ci,. l matters
before ... ,
District Judge of the Admini-trTriae Dis,'
trict of . . Canal Zone.
Witness my signature.
Dist rit Judg'"
ARTICLE III Sertion 526 of the ab)ve mn-
tioned Code is hereby amended so a. to read
as follow-,:
Section 536: Cobt, s-hall ordinarily be
allowed to the pre ailinaZ parts as a matter
of course but the court shall hat. power for
special reasons to adjudge ihat ti her part,.
shall pay the costs of an ai tion or that the
. same be divided as may be equitable and
the court may. for sui. ient catu.e. order
that no costs be taxed against either part,,'
to any suit or special proceeiding-.
ARTICLE IV- Sections 03 and 529 Al the
Code of Civil Procedure are hereby rcpe.uhl .1.
ARTICLE V. This Order shall takc effect 90
days from and after this dJate.
Sept. 26, 1011

Pilots. Mates. Masters. Engineers, Chauffeurs.
Examinations for pilor'. maitrs. masters and
engineers, and for chauffeurs. will be held by
the Board of Local Inspectors at the Admin-
istration Building, Ancon, on OCtuber 25.
All applicants for licenses as chauffeur mu.t
secure from the Department of Civil Arlminis-
tration. Executive Office. Ancon. furms 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 Building at 8.00 a. m. on Oc-
tober 25, with papers in proper form. In adiJi-
tion, applicants for chauffeurs' licenses must

demonstrate their capacity properly to oper-
ate an aiiiitnmbile. and must lihae the auto-
tile v.ith the. m.
Rodmen land Leselmen.
An exanminati'n t- tu--t the ritnecs- or rud-
men and le .-vlmin l.-_r prom-.mii will be h-.ld
at Culebra on Sun-lay, Ui,_ l.Atr 29. E-m-
pli-ye- wi:.hing to c-nt-er thli- u;xaminatir'n
should forward their applh.-'aJiun through
the head of the dlepartmi nt or divi-ion in
which they are serving to Mr. .A B. Nichul,.
chairman ul the examining buard, Culebra.

Among the passengers. on the Colon, which
will arrive on I'-)ctubir 1,. are Mr. H H. [Rou,-
.-edu. with N.r-. Ru.-.-usau andJ hill, rnd Mr
Henry Gc'.ldJmark and family'.
A party' ul bi n.itur- and Repr.ntatia...'.
including t njrtur- [Briand.'e.te, ul Cunri.crica r.
C umn'ing- .) I,)wa, \\etmurie'_,f Rh,,de Island,
Ovrnman i... North Carolina Bruwn ul N\-.
braka., BHI -tow of lian-as.. Thorn[un of
Luui-uana. and Jone'. of \\a'hing'un,. are
aninng the pa--engTer on thi .-th Lo 'n,. ,ue to)
arrive at Cri-tobal un Octuber 22

C. B West, an emplo, of the Central Divi-
-ion at Enmpire, died at Colon Ho-ptaal on h.--
tuber II 1Q 11. Iti %tas 44 t-art ol act<. mar-
ried. an.l had been on the I thnu. lufor i.\x
,,ear., h.'.ing come here front New York. He
i- survived Lo, hi; v.ilt
J.,hn P Tha ,'-er. whi.i-: I.-.r re-id.-nct: itn the
State, J S at Ardmore Okla.. dated n aanto
T'nmas. H'--pital. Panama, on OCt.ii.hbr 11, uf
Bright di.hta-c. Hi,' untr-red the cmplo, ol
the Cummii..l .in ''n [i.t. mbi.r 1 I'lUk re--
-icning in Januar, 30.i I'll I tu become A.N-iLt-
ant Chief EnginCLr ro tIhll Republic rf Panama.
Hr was 5J ctlr- ol age. and is -.uriaied bv hi.-
wifl and ti, children

United Fruit Compan) s New Ships.
Three near -hip., the Ca rii'i. Tui't-s and
..i r.'i. are nia.ring ,oimpletilon at B fllast ior
the Unritd Fruit C'onipan, ITh, 'i i'ri.', Is
schtrlultd to irrite at I.ul)n an n Thursday,
O)rCTbLr 25, alter making a .rop at Kingvton.
The FT. _i.e. i' .chLdul]'l to arrntL at Colon on
either \\% cd r-da. No\em'.iLr S. ur Thursday ,
N,)c-nil)er 1), alt.-r inakini a 'tup at lKinig[ton.
The .'-n.''a i- -cheduled to arrive at King-ton
on Saturda-.. Nc,.embLr II. Iiom l here it aill
be dpiatith d to Nc% Oraleans direct at the
earliest pi--nih,,h date.
The -ailing from New Urleans of the Paris-
-ini.z un i)LctL-ber IS, and that of the Hered:a
on Novaimber I. a% ill be ':ancelled and their
pla-:ces taken by the Care'llo and Tt'in.- re.-
United Spanish War \eter.ans.
At a meetlinp ,..I Chagres (. tirlp .\1u, 2, Ui. .
WV V it L(-Il.bra in I )cltalt.r ,h .1 res- ..uriun f[
sympathy a.iilressL,l to Mrs \\infiel' antitt
> hles wa- .uiilpti.id 'in a:. -a 'uIn n'f thi death
of Rear AImiral chlvy, whiu wa' a omtrade
ul Hlarden Camp ul \\ a-lhiinilon

1 he drcdii atii.n .ind bles:.inig rif the I athliohc
chapil at iGaun tuk plate un Sund.a% ).c-
tober 2. b1 the p.itur, the Rev..NI. A lianuona.
Mla- wa-- sung by the Misses Btlder ijl ( ris-
tobal. The chapel wtas decorated by the ladies
of the Altar Society. The Rev Jiamona leaves
fur a five munth- h i-at tI Ri.me on l)ct.ber 17,
and during his absence mass will be celebrated
by the Rev. Jost de Ruggero of Panama.

Activities of the voung Mena's Christian Associa-
Th.: i, l e.-Jllh ut niovinirigp. iur-. 'trtt:r t.inirint-t ufr Lthi
'-,k i' ._,r-ter 23J to ioll.j .v M.n- .J.tnd .;jtun. Tuts-
.I v i-ri-tor.jl. W.e,ni ,. ', G(,j.rgo,rn rI' T ,aJj y,
I or 1. i. irtIiy. Ermpir., biturJa i .i (.ulebr,
Tii': tjn-Jirin oi the i latlhmi.mn B '-k t Ual L aigue in
fl.. uJ.-r 14 in.iIi .
I'om \'on L.5it P C.
C rLa.'jij.i I 0ul)
Luialar i 1 0 I uou
Gaiuin 2 500uU
iigtjrgta ? 2 SoU
Eim .,i.. 2 ? il)
Corozil 1. I 000 .
Tihe -tarn-in.; if t l.' iaima aI thi. Iithlmiaian Bowling
Leg'uc orn 0t.: cItr. 14 lull-.Ji
Te., Pi-'l JI .'-'on L a F* .
Empire 42 3: 10 761
Lraatoib..l 4. "4 il 5;1
G.tun 4" 4 is 571
Grgjoni 42 22 2U 523
:r,n,. 13 1 7 433
Cul,:or i. 250
CL E b a.
Tht bo" inrg garnte bct .. 'n ite .l arine, inJd Culebra,
tit hch it 3 tI ha e iiie ri l..l.-l ii1ii1 night. ih 4 been
p'.,'.;ti /"- '-,it I TI'ur a;. v i ti .0 .i t .)r,, r 1 9
T rh high -L')e rl,:,l drin ite '' :k i t' as i...llowi:
Ten Fin rl ourtrt, 22') C.at 2'i'. MiNtcheil 200;
McNei-il 2Oi; tll Du,.kin- -Ht tlr i;: in2i

tirn S-tur.'iy night Clob-ar '1. inth, bh kit bill team
w 11 pla th- Gitun tim a G:jitun
.A Q>nirrAil u.jii, in Studj? in Sc.:iAl Riorm and
'.Vl at i... D '- 1 rl t it ii Ii. ulhuJi c- on W\'ed-
neri a n-elia 0.[obhi 2i At thi- a r't mir.:-in theP siur.
I ta[ il' .-Ii :ii--r-i(i % 11 ,? i ai up Ir i l. -i.a ,:.jrn All
mAn jrte Wn't.'J t1 itend i-ar cli and tik. part in tihe
dia, ui ions
In thi leiiague games b.awled on Sitart-lay 0-.toner 14,
on tih: Empire allej n. Empire tor- k t.o out of three
garin; TIc scor'ts, were a. Ifollue" i
Empri, 'vO .M12 9;;7 CrtoL.bal ;4b. $72. QJO
CJn S.turdly r '.oiu:.r 21 Ciatrp Elliuit aill bowl on
Empir-- ill'ie in the le igue sneri
The bask.- ball game betuwe.n Emnpire jn'l Criscobal
plird on Ernpire tiurt i.ictlo f- 14 r,:h,lie, in (ins"-
tobal inningi by a ,r,:te tf 2) to 14 On Siaturda,, O0-
toibr 21 the Gorgona tjani .ill ril at Empire
On iiuar.diiy n'iht th-. Gorcon. bow'ir.cg tram took
two out of threr g3anI I trom G i. n on the o:.al tloor.
In th- I ir:.a rnae of the lilt min-3: Gatun i. h-ead,
cch taJm noting Lakern on. ofl" Ei'r-! e' in_ g'lnaes,
when lligcirly lia-id i -ir k-, ut p.urlini Grconi
ahead t, vo rt ,u int Thi- ofur- taLl.r. i- .111-l 1
G..-rar.aia ;7. A81 ;Pf6 i'.,tun 7ow. t,. ;X411
In b.aLe' b-'l 'Ittn i-lt.- J Ga.run i on the local
floor I -i s:iturd rn.chtl bl oieh .I 2 t o 1I
N-at Saturdty evening th: I. .:i a. Erai lil la) at
John C. K' ril .11 li:-' '' ,enir a it-.2- .lubhou,: %talt
thr-e hand-iar, 'de wt.h, hi--, i.. fnll-l m li, IIni vara-
fctlip o0 orclindl ; 3 iii-,r,:- fr-irn ti lle tinii le
C-atun touk Al tlir: e.*>i :l hor.,ling unlthi Gogona
at Gi run ,3 n .iiiui l.- Ot ob r 1 4
\It k L D' r'I" lortoerla ,ii 'tl Gr-,npomin Brunch
\' I C .4 lru.jl n. has irral, I on th lrtI hn.u; ai'nd
iaktnri uLI hi iJ-.irsa Ph ', NI C A The g:. ti ni iunii las.i-'+ mill .unLitriUt to
i.r:'L Tue.I, a, i ind Fridij, with bail.'ib..ill i'rai..t t.aU
'li-intl y and Thiurdjai elniIng
(In Mondayy afternoonn hlie Bay & Dci.arirt-n.nt mill he
reorrijnized and l.da'ed under lihe d.rect.iin ol tMr.
Dw-lle The losa %tall hat.- rtgulr r ynan iuii i dlas.-
v.Ariou teumn aill bL forimed.l hikt-; ajnd tpi ijLkr .rind
in atliel-ti.. 1ii:e1 will b.- hi-t Ther a' .'rt acn iirw
bo y in ih' 1luno11 Derrtmeni
The add, a.- bh L .-A M.Ii,-n ,.1 rlI.r on the
In-.ill.itir n tnll t Ot.eration t-I [.o k M.r rir. r :..l
ul Il lur OC tlo'.t I l. h1- bLeotn |--ia t-,.r .1 to\W'.. Jllii- i
),ul.,t r -;
A U1M,1. Iui tiluL. ha- thton r rgir.r: ind mill huld
it ar i .-'.-i-r n Mo rnda. LI..l.-ih,:r .2 .i- iltherc mill U'
m F iir i :r i 1.< .1' '114. *r ':1.
Th" :i 10 h. b. klrt i Jll i jill m il fi i, fhr, t-ritul.al
teiiai on rhf- I-). iI Si-'a L-,A V ,IE Jr I- I,.l it 21
The Gaiun boh lng lI ir-li ..il] t)Ioi tihe laJl team a.
Crl sob.il on S.tiurd, i luA-.r 21
Thi Emrpiti bowhnga I-.m tu-i iht,.--i games from
Cnilotial on Satutila, a -'nin.Ci'ctobi:r i4. b the lfol-
lovwmig .corA
Empire 875. 843. $10 Lruatobal 863. 814. 784


Monthly) Report of the Chairman and Chief
Engineer to the Secretary of War.
CULEBRA, C. Z.. October 12, 1911.
The Honorable the Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.
SIR: I have the honor to submit the fol-
lowing report of operations on the Isthmus
for the month of September. 1911.
Department of Construction and Engineering.
The following table summarizes the prin-
cipal items of construction work accomplished
by the Atlantic, Central and Pacific Divisions
during the month:

ITEM. Unit.

Work excavation, dry........................
Work excavation, wet........................

Cubic ,ar
Cuhic i

Total work excavation..................... Cubic yar
Pl3u excsivraUion dry ........................ Cubic yir
Plant cxc-.. aii wet....... ................. Cubic : r
Total plant excavation................... Cubic ya r

Total Canal excavation...................
Material placed in dams...................

Cubic yar
Cubic yar

Concrete placed in locks and dams.......... Cubic yar

Explosives used.............................
Rock drilled.................................
Tracks removed ...........................................
New tracks laid.............................
Rock crushed ................................
Cement used...................................
New roads built..............................
Water mains laid........ .....................
Sewers laid....................................
Open drains and ditches dug .................
Average daily force..........................
Average rainfall.................. ............

Tons (Grt
Cubic I I.
Feet .....

First Division, Office of the Chief Engineer.
The material under contract for work de-
signed in this subdivision, as stated in reports
for previous months, is being inspected by the
force of the General Purchasing Officer in the
United State- and the erection work on the
Isthmus is being conducted by the Division
Engineers, under supervision of this office.
The field work consisted of setting of Stoney
valve fixed irons in the masonry; measure-
ments of emergency dam sills at Gatun;
experiments of flow of water through orifices,
and final hydraulic test of Stoney valves at
Up to September 20, a total of 33,330 tons
of material had been accepted at the mills,
about 1,600 tons having been accepted at the
mills during the month; and a total of 20,765
tons, or about 40 per cent of the total
contract, had been shipped to the Isthmus.
All of the material required for the 54' 8"
upper guard gates, for the 77' upper and mid-
dle gates, and 97 per cent of the material re-
quired for the 77' safety and lower gates at
Gatun; and all of the material required for
the 54' 8" upper gates, 92 per cent of the ma-
terial for the 79' upper and middle gates, and
22 per cent of the material required for the 79'
safety and lower gates at Pedro Miguel, has
been accepted and shipped.
At Gatun, all structural material required
in the construction of leaves 37 and 38, upper
guard gates, east lock, with the exception of
the footwalks, fender angles, manhole covers,
etc., has been erected in place. The interior
riveting of these leaves is practically complet-
ed, and of the exterior riveting, about 40 per
cent has been done. All structural material re-
quired in the construction of leaves 39 and 40,


upper guard gates, west lock, % ith the except-
ion of the sheathing plates, foot walks, fender
angles, manhole covers, etc., has been erected
in place. Practicall', all interior riveting. bit
only about 5 percent of the exterior riveting.
has been done.
At Pedro Miguel, about 41 per cent oi the
structural material for leaves 50. 51. 52, and
53, upper guard gates, east and u e4t l.,ctk ha,
been erected, of which 20 per rent ha- Lb, n
riveted in place.
Satisfactory progress has been made 'i-n thi
erection and adjustment, as wel' j- m the bab-
bitting, of the nickel steel bearir.g plates in th.:

Atlantic. Central. Pacif c TiL',I

'd... 77,976 1.351.445 136 eSI
d .... 420,434 10,000 534 t.-.
ds..... 498.410 1.361,445 678

d .. . . .

ds.. I ---- =
ds..... 498.410 1,361.445 678 i'
rds.... 456,335 ............ 44.J 1
ds..... 60,948 ............ 71 i:.A
Pss)... 53.93 220.04 39.51
. 38,860 387,972 101 t'..c
.* 11.80 ............
Si 20.91 4.66
-.. ... i": '... ...... 58 ,
5 ........4 190 74.
.... 1,078 350 1 7"
........ 1,079 ...... .....
....... 8,609 5.
....... 7.97 5.41 8.48


Vol. V., No. 8.

chased under Circular 627: Satisfactory prog-
re.ss is reported upon the sample machines.
14 For the gate and girder hoisting machi-
ner% fur rhc emergency dams. Testing rig has
been compIt.ted and erected for testing out
the vworm gearing of the hoisting machines
purchased under Circular bio.
Con-iderabli material under the above con-
tra.ts has been reci-;ied on the Isthmus and
in:perted and clhccke-d upon its arrival.
.\A force ha- bei n organized for the erection
,.'I the machiner, and the installation of the
ilectrial apparatus on thc I'thmus, and work
preliminary to placing, the first machines was
commenced during the month

4'. I,,: The inspection in the United States under
..I this subdi,.ision pr,.gr .sed satisfactorily dur-
i-, p ing the month. Lip t., the 20th of the month, a
total of 213 drawings for the turning and wedg-
-S ing machinery had been approved. At the
work' of the contractor-, about 225 tons of
nick,-I steel and about 43 tons of carbon steel
'r.i ere rolled during the month. Satisfactory
50 ,,*, progre,:s has al.o been made in the manufac-
ture of roller bearings for the gates of the
-41' emergeneV d.ams.

-. 1~

ii- .~ii
'I 55
t t.~
.1 is.

hollow quoins at both Gatun and Pedro Mi-
guel. Owing to discrepancies in ali nmenr ,f
bearing plates in quoin for leaf No. 36 Gatun.
the acceptance of this quoin ha' b-en with.
held since June, pending satisfacrt,.r% di.posit-.
ion of same by the contractor.
The force of this subdivision, repjrtimg
directly to this office, has cared for the itchni-
cal matters relating to inspect, n ,as f,:llor s-
(1) For the Stoney and cyl:ndri,.al alivee
machines, purchased under Circular 614:
Preparations have been made fir test ,I the
first Stoney gate valve machine wh ir h ha- beut n
erected in the shops of the contract..r. and
tests were to have been started a b.-ut the mid-
dle of the month. Complete te-.t h.uve be en
made on one cylindrical valve mat hine Thi-
machine was first assembled at the ,. irk= 1
contractor with driving motors of diflcrcnt
manufacturers. Later the machine v a re-ted
under various loads, and, but for a fee. minor
details, the tests show the machine- t,, he
(2) For the rack railway and other m atrial
purchased under Circular 619: A large- qua n
tity of conductor rail material for ect Iion b, t he
lower portion of Pedro Miguel apprcadch and
wing walls, was shipped from the works of the
contractor. Satisfactory progress Is reported
on the various castings and mall, able iron
cover plates; also on bolts, net- and t-mall
parts, and on the bumping postsi. The con.
tractors have been having con-iderable dif-
ficulty in producing castings for the rack
which are free from shrinkage cracks and
(3) 'For the gate operating machines. Class
1, and miter forcing machines, Class 2, pur-

During the n,month S0t- acres of land were
cleared in the vicinir,, ul Pena Blanca for sites
for beacons and refer ente buoD s, at an average
rost ofl 9.-2 per a,.re; 42.200 lineal feet of
trochas a,'rr cut; and the necessary land for
making curve., s was cleared and profile taken.
The, places for sixteen gas buoys were located
and referenced at Mlamei, Juan Grande and
Santa Cruz, and between Pena Blanca and
Trinidad P. I.
\'ork on the construction of Range No. 9-
11. Pacific Divi-ion. % as begun on September
5, and at the chc, olI the month the caisson
londation for Light No. 9 was completed to
a height of S ft.. and the forms were placed in
position to pour thi concrete for the walls.
Fhe foundation pier for Light No. 11 was
cutiipleted to its required height, and the erec-
tion of the ste-il lorm4 for the tower was under
way. Preliminary work wa. undertaken for
constructing thh. foundations of the front light
L.of Range No. 13-14 Pacific Division.
MEN r.
'v.,i'ear 5/3--\nchorages for lock gates,
United Enginterin. F-oundry Co.. contract-
or.. All material under this contract hasbeen
shipped to.. the 1-thmus, but approximately
S5,000 of fin.l pa. merit is withheld to cover
defective nickel steel bearing plates and stud
Circu lar O76-Lock gates for all locks; Mc-
Clintic-MarihaIll Construction Company, con-
tractors. Fo.rt. per cent of the material has
been shipped.
Ci'i.i or i9-4-Cla-_ 1. Fixed irons for
Stuney jIves; wheeling Mold and Foundry
Company contractors; contract 90 per cent
Circi,'ar O14--Class. 1, Item 1: Two stoney
gate alivee machines., except motors; Wheeling
MoAld and Foundry Company, Contractors.
L'ontract practical) completed Item 2; 114
Stoney gate %.JlIc machines, except motors;
contract to, be awarded after test of machines
under Item I
Cla.i. 2, Item I-Two cylindrical valve ma-
chines, except motors; \\heeling Mold and
FoundrN Company, contractors. Contract
practically completed. Item 2. 118 cylindrical


October 1, 1911.


valve machines, except motors, contract to be
awarded after test of machines under Item 1
Class 3, Item 1-2 motors fur Stoney gate
valve machines. sample mut-rs purchased
from General Electric Cou Wetinghou-c Elcr-
tric & Manufacturing Compan,. and Alli.--
Chalmers Co. Contract 100 per cent com.
pleated. Item 2-114 motors fIr Srune, gate
valve machines; to bc awarded alter teti
under Item 1.
Class 4. Item 1-2 motors for c lindrical
valve machines: sample motors purchas-ed
from above three manufacturers: 100 per cent
completed. Item 2-118 mutor-, lor cylind-
rical valve machines; contract to be awarded
after test of motors under Item I
Class 5, Items I and 3-2 limit switches pur-
chased from General Electric Co.. \\'esting-
house Electric and Manufacturing Co and
Cutler-Hammer lMfg. Co.; 100 per cent com-
pleted. Items 2 and 4-Limit switches for
114 Stoney gate and 118 c, lindrical .alve ma-
chines, respectively, to be awarded aftcr test[
of limit switches under Items I and 3.
Circular 616-Six emergency dams; con-
tract awarded to United States Steel Products
Company: to complete delivery by June 15.
Circular 6/9-Rack railway material for all
locks. Class I. structural material; contractor
U. S. Steel Products Company. Cldas 2,
steel rack castings; R. C. Huffman & Co.. con-
tractors. Class 3. cast iron and malleable iron
castings; Ross-leehan Foundry Co con-
tors. Class 4, copper and brass: U. S. Steel
Products Co., and St. Louii, .crew Company,
contractors. Items 15 and 16. held in abe',-
ance. Class 7. miscellaneous I teEl bolts, etc.)
Oliver Iron & Steel Co., contractors.
Circular 620-Lock gate recess covers; L'.
S. Steel Products Co.,contractors. It is under-
stood that four sets of covers have been ship-
ped out of total of 80 required. Balance of this
material will be ready for shipment within the
next few weeks.
Circular 627. Class 1,. Item I -2 miter gate
moving machines except motors, Wheeling
Mold and Foundry Co. contractors. Item 2.
-90 miter gate moving machines, except
motors; award not yet made. Class 2, Item
1.-I miter forcing machine, except motor;
Richard Manufacturing Co., contractors.
Item 2.--45 miter forcing machines, except
motors; award not yet made. Class 3, Item
1.-2 motors for miter gate moving machines.
award held in abeyance. Item 2.-90 motors
for miter gate moving machines: contract not
yet awarded. Class 4, Item 1.-motor for
miter forcing machine; General Electric Com-
pany, contractors. Item 2 -45 Motors for
miter forcing machines: award not yet made
Circular 630, Class I.-Spillt&ay gates, etc.:
McClintic-NMarshall Con-truction Company,
contractors. Class 2-Rising stem gate
valves, etc.; McClintic-Marshall Construction
Co., contractors. Class 3-Fixed irons for
spillway gates: Excelsior Tool & Machine Co..
contractors. Cjass 4-Roller trains and seal-
ing devices; Westinghouse Machine (.Co., con.
tractors. Class 5-Railings for spillways.,
Vulcan Rail & Construction Co. contractors.
No deliveries have yet been made.
Circular 636-D-Brass nuts. bolts and set
screws. i.Refer to Item 18 of Circular 6191.
Circular 639-Structural steel for decking.
United States Steel Products Co., contractor-
No deliveries have yet been made.
Circular 647-Copper conductor bars and
splice bars. Circular published August 24. bids

opened September 23; award not %ct made
Circular 48--Plant and material flur hi dr, -
electric Q: bid- t.' be opened oni Olctober 24.
Ciriclar o-4U-Fendelr chain-. bid,- ,ill I'.
opened Nnv(-ember 14
Cuit..iar o.ir---Toning l.'co-motivi-' Lir-
cular is-ucd Septembhr ?1: bids nto bt. openedd
Norv. mbur -'0
Specifinations ha. Le be-n fortsarded to the
General Purcha-ing I )ftirrr covering -nubbing
posts and sasher-. bAilt, and chain-. and
spring- for lIeniltr-,. hbut the material has not
yet 'bern ad'iLrti-scd.
Atlanric Disislon
1i.\TLUN [ OtI K
f.,aii.,;,j on Shot el .,-a. atv. n in ithe, l,:ks
wasa clrimplctrd. The toAtl amount ''I ni.iterial
rumo\tcd amounted to 5,920.O 5 c-ubioc .ardo.
of h ich 3,038,222 rubic \,ard.- were, rem r.\l.
froni the prism.
But kfill-Backfil ling behind th," -il. %talls
'if the uppr, midil I r l and r l nd
thu center E all of the uper luck. "a- continued.
The quantity placed during Seplte-mber aggre-
gated 114.229 cubitL ard-.. Increasing the total
to 798,726 cubic larils. On epitimber 30,.
the backfilling %tas 49.64 per cent ,..,mphlted.
Rece:tvng and l',umng .laicreal-The co.n
-umption of rck exce-dcd rhe receipts b\ S.-
065 cubic .ardIs and the consunmption ol ce-
ment excteded the receipts, b. 12,494 barr. 1,
The receipts of 5and exscededI tlie chrun-umption
by 4.370 cubic %ard-
\fTr.c:g and PiLa i:i Pla'tti-Both plant-.
and all portable mticrz. \cere kept in natis.
facto'r.- operation during their mi-nth.
Pot-er Plant nJd Puimp-- I hc oper.atinn oF
the porter plant and pump, tt.- s.titfactor%
Irin and .S:cel ii,.rk-Durine the month
316.7 ton-)lf theix.i ,trl andl 205,316 feet of re
enforcing ro)ds were placid; 61.1 ton oul re-
inforcing rail- and 440 leet -if electric. return
track %ere laid
C.o'crete \i',rk-Thrrc ta= a decra-_t o-f 9.-
630,cubic ,arirs in the amount if concrete laid
.ascompared with the figures for the preceding
mtnnth. 1 he dail. average forr the 25 work-
ing da ~- sta 2.292 cubic ',arid as compared
with a daily average during August of 2.47S
cubic oartds The total iamoiunt if concrete
placed during the mnith Aa- 37.208 cubic
yards, including 1.034 rubic .adr- of large
stone. Of the total concrete, 2.209 5 cubic
yardss 1 ere placed in the upper lock 14,913 5
cubic ',ards in the middle lock and 411.11
cubic yardss in the liuer Ijck Thte 'onrete
work for the entire lck s., stem %a,, .F1 p.:r
cent completed at thr end of September
Periranent Ausliary
Plant Plant
Length of working day hourss. 11 ?9 8 50
Average number of hours per
day worked, per strand of
cablerkay laying concrete and
large stone (actual working
tim e) ..... .. ........ 6 40 ,
Average number of mixers per
day. .. . .... ... 00 2 i00
Average hourly output per niuer
(actual working irne, cu yds. 6 hi 4t i)0O
Ave-age amount ol concrete and
large stone laid per hour. per
strand of cableway actual
working time cu. yds. .. 31 2
Large stone laid ca. yda. ..... 1.634
Concrete laid. cablewas. cu.yde. 4t.70
Concrete laid. through chut min-
to dump cars. cu yds. ..... .328 .-.
Concrete laid. derricks. cu yds . 2.966
Concrete laid dumpcars cu yds . 5.366
Concrete laid. portable mnixrs. i5 li.S
Total amount of concrete and -
large atone laid. cu. yds .... 41.732 10.083.5

Construction during the mont1 h ilntraic-dti
[lithe total fill. as determined Ib,. triss Ce lioni
,.f the material in place b 4150.33.5 tulic
.ar-l,. making the total amiunir in place 15 -
r''j.121 cubic %ard-.
Hlydaiilidt Fill-The tdrit-,t.i- iti ri-.Li lThe
h:.,lrauli; fill b 20ol,838 cuibi,- ardl- 'ht-
tiral h\dr.aillic fill in place 'prtn miler OU s.-s
'. 250i. 166I cubli yards.
fir /i i i Th'.- material rec -ie. l Irtni thit
C-rnrral [I ii. .n. Mindi, an.l fr.oim -team
-.hot-el- \,.-. I I .ind 134. am lintin' to 104,-
497 cubic yard. ai- pl.icedl ion the nirth and
_-oiuth toex ii thev d.lm. .--t and nea of the
spillway, making, th.. i.ni.l dir- fill in plice' 7.-
509.061 cubl =.- arI-
G\TI. *1 IL'.i ,\t
ExtcalatIiin-In pr.p.iring I'.,undl.tioii, for
the spillvay d'am. 359 LL ilC j ar.-]. ,f rock and
217 cubic yards ,f earth "urt. reniined by
hand. On Septenibcr 0, the total spillu.i
excavation amount-d tuo 1.5S6,14 ubi- ',ard,
Cn,-reite-The work ofnl placing roncr._te %ta-,
:o.ntinut-d. The amount pla..-ri during the
month aggregated 3,65U0 ubic ,ard,. Ahich
increased the total to 159 331 cubic ard,
The concrete w...rk for the spillway i,.-, 7T 4
per cent cimpleti.d.
libdru ele triu P;ail -Exca.atijn iork fur
.-ire of the poser hiuie was cnitinue-d, a total
of 1,210 cubic iards i-f tarth being rem.ovtd
The total et(..tiation for thi- purpose at tht
,lo-.: of tht month sna 21 .315 cuitiL ard-
Exa,';.uiitn belo,.'sea e' il-it .1 indi-During
the month two i -team shot el, rem, \e'd 17,609
cubic % ard- of earth and 56.,'7,V cubic yards of
rock fr...m the canal prism
Dredgictg from mtc (Oceuan to .llindi-Five
dr.-lges removed 380.594 rubic yar-is .'i earth
tnd 39.540 cubic yardss of rock from the canal
pri-m. In addition the .Iredge Curibb'.an
remuoed 39.M6,7 cubic Nards uo earth from in
lfr.nt of dock Nuo 11 an.] the approachchannel.
Irn September it Ih 40) feet olf \at.-r could be
carried from Zero to ZerI. plus 2,100 feet 35
ftkt to ,Mile 3 plu.- 2.S11( Icit. 30 feet to Mile
4 plu- 3.7511 [eet; 2JU eclt t1.. M1il 5 plus 2,-
4i8.9 feet, at thi luncti-n tiith the French
Length of workingg days-hour.- ... 8.UO
Aver-ige number oi hours worked per day 4 31
Average number oa .ubic yards per hour of
working day.. ... .. .. ......... 21.76
Average number of cubic yards per working
hour ... ... ............... . 111.91
Maxi.mumn daj .output i5 hours 23 minute)
cu .yds ... . . ... 2.186.0O
Averag 'Jay's output (2S dayli cu. )ds I.7;s 0
Aerage hourly output. (1; hours 59 mm-
uttes cu. yd-s... -. .. 24642
Total output Tor the month. cu ds 44..5-.00
In connection with this service. plant
steamed 6.295 miles, handled 79; b.lir."- and
carried 3,120 pa_,senger,.
Thirt'.-four thousand four hundred .ind
ninety -iour cubitc ardsi 'fr,. k ,er. \easrtlcd.
of uhich amount 3381.13 ubic yard-. cerv
placed in the 'brakuatlr and 681 iubic sard-
in track fill Thu d,1uille trick trri.lik t a. -.x-
tended 513 linear ILtt On 'Siptemnber U.0, the
trestle extended 7 I ;2 lint.ar fut.t frmi -h,hre.
The total amount .f rock ,Iredlge I and dumped
on the iest breakisater t. September 1, I'll I.
ua.' 687,177 cubic .ard-. During the month
39,540 cubic vard- ,f r-ck were dredged and


dumped. increasing the total to 726.717 cubic
yards. The amount of dry fill placed to10 Oc-
tober 1, was 488,984 cubic yards.
During the month on barges, containing 33,-
415 cubic yards of sand, were shipped to Ga-
The reservoirs, water mains sewers, roads
and r-il pipe- lino.- were maintained and ex-
tended as required to facilitate construction
Central Division.
During the month of September the total
amount of material exca,.ated in the Central
Divisi,..n was 1.361,445 cubic 5,ard-. of which
274 914 cubic Nards were cla-silted a; earth
and 1,.086,531 cubic yard, as rock. Of this
quantity. 1.339,437 cubic yard- were re-
moved by steam .hovels 736 cubic yardJ by
bucket crane and contraLtors removed 1(10000
cubic yard, by sluicing and 11 .272 cubic sards
by hand. The total, 1,361,445 cubic ,ards-.
consisted of primary excas ation for the canal
The daily average number of steam shovels
at work during the month was 42.00, and the
total number of shovel days was 1,050. as com-
pared 'uith 40 66 at work during the month of
August \ith 1 I98 shovel days.
For comparison with the uork done by
steam shovels during the correrporiding m.,nth
of the previous 5ear the foulloing table has
been prepared:
I r 7
mPeri m lerial. ., -. "
Period.I ted by ,.._ _l_.__ -=

| Rock Ianth ''
.- -- ;I c Y
Ser.t ..I 1.72.'tUH I TL r" 415; .99 Y 9. '1 1 i4 ) ,
I'll: i I
Sept .. 1.3?0 -" ..-'5 :1 l 'r : '"r .r'I1 ; 6"
Rainfallat Empire 191i.. 5. ins. Il11 5.6 ins
The above table shows the average output
per sh...vel to be 4.82 per cent greater ini Sep-
tember. 110,ithanin the cur responding month
of the present %,t.ar
The total amrniont of material excavated
from the prism in the Culebra section of the
Central Division inSeptember, 1911.ur 1.341.1.-
173 cubic yard-z, wa- the greate-t ic.-ord in
that section for the month ul September. the
previous high record having been in Se.p-
tember, 1910. when 1,339,948 cubic \ard- %ecre
remo% ed.
The total estimated amount of material to
be removed in the Central Di i-ion, a.: ording
to resi-ed estimate ul July I, 1911, as 101.-
8I1.296cubic yards, and up to O-tuber 1, 1911 .
81,524.091 cubic yards had been removed,
lea% ing 20 277,,205 cubic ,ard,- to be remi'ved
in order to complete all excavation in the Cen-
tral Division. From these figures it will be
se'sn that 80.0S per cent of all e\ca\ation in the
Central Division had been accomphi-hed up to
the close of the monrh of Septembelr, 1'l, 1
and 19 92 per cent remained uncompletild.
Considering the two -ections %which com-
pose the Central Divi.-on, the excavation
completed and that to be completed at the
clois of September operation- was as follows.
Completed .... ..... ...... c.rt 635 2 '?
To be completed ... ... .. . I tfSi ; ~32
Completed ... ... . .. 1 1 bs.8 18
To be completed. .. . 468.4 :3
From the above figures it %will be setn that
the Culebra Section, locally known as "Cule-
bra Cut." is 77.85 per cent completed with

22.15 per cent to be completed, the Chagrcs
Section is 96.21 per cent completed with 3.79
per cent to be completed.
During the month 33.117 cubic: yard,- ,f
material iere dumped in the embankment for
the new roadbed lur the relocation of the Pan-
anma railroad The total amount of spoil from
the Central Division u-.ed for this purpo-e at
the close of the m,.nth was 3.054,428 cubic
yard- The Central Di.'inion also delivered at
Gatun 227.304 cubic yards ol rock and earth
for use in the construction of the dam, making
the total for this purpose at the end of Sep-
tember. 4.456.271 cubic yards
The daily, a,.eraee numlb-r of laborers at
work on the whole Di'.i-ion during the mrnth
wa, 7,526, and the dail-, a'.erage number ol
gold employes ..as 783.
Pacific Division.
E. tfawiai-The r.,tal excavation during
the m..nth amounted to I 30,0c1 cubic yards .
F,'ite aond Eimial.kii.'ia-During Sep-
tember. 4,(52 cubic yards of d y filling v.'ere
aditi-d to the prinm ilI the wet dam at Pedro
Miguel increa-ing the .,tal amount .,f mater-
ial in pla-e at theclo-ie of the month ito 3104,-
9S1 cubic yardss The backfill at Pe-dro Rlicuel
wa- incrca-,:d b', 20.3'52 cubi. : ard-. the trtal
in place at the end of the month amunting to
349.500 cubic yards .
At Mirafl..re-, 34.4SO cubi.: ..ari.l weres
added to the dry fill in the tre- and 6.109
cubic .ard to th: hydraulic fill in the core 4i,
the &we-t dam. making the totals a' the ind .:.f
the month u07',597 cubic ar.- anti 639.L'lS
cubic yards., respect ely. The backfill wa-
increased b. 22,401 cubic ardz. the total jg-
gregating 21)0,5.3 i ubi.: ard- at thi: end of the
Pedo .Atlie'iL..rks-The generalbackfilling
behind rhe uv-t "all was continued a_- %ai al-
so the filling in of the middle Aall aith scrcEn.
ing.t and -and by meins oi chamber cranc-
The fn.iurth arch at th. -,outh end of I.ck walls
was poured during the month. The amount .4I
ir,.n placed in the ma'onr, aggregate'] 173.-
132 po.-und-.

P.-tirtancn I Axlhary
Plant Planrt.
Length of working d1: Ih.ursi. 8 i.U I 8 uO
Ar% riae liumh-r of r ours cDr:
day '.rk ,d lasing .onrcr'- L
and I:rge -lone 3.-.l1al ourk-
in tim-t, 5, 3 71
Average nuinber oa rnl.rr per
dIv . . . ... 4 -`0
Average rojrls ouatnls per C. I d Cu V'ds
miter latctail ,.:.rk,r,c Limrn . ... 31 20
Average 3mouniL GI onroiie i;d
Ire tr oe n d3a c-r hur ter
,.hi nt r crane I aLt i .' orkng
Line .... . . 3, 1 \ ......
Large -tone? lhd .. .
CTotal e c.rCi et lid i 16 1O. i.O 1 03 OJ.0
T.otdl ,ou, ncr ele I d ., -.I : O oo I 2'_3;n Ifto
Perrmanent plin t caonlited ol twl6 chrIatrder cranev.
wI..r-kin, ri.rnillt nily

Aunliary plant consisted of three 2-cubic yard mix-
ers. and daily average ot 2 76. three i-cubic yard
mix:ris. ,ial. :,er.ge I 61. and fire Iocomoat;e cranes
or d'err'ck-. .1 illy average 4 32 units. I-subic yard mix
rs 1 -Ji._ rgeJ directly, into forms.
(n'otL'r: l..'k-The total amount of con-
crete and large stone laid at Pedro Miguel was
15,379 cubic sards a- compared with 20,736
cubic yaido during August. The concrete was
pla id as follows: 1,220 cubic yards in the
fli.or-,. 109 cubic sards in the southwest vwing
will; 293 cubic ,ards in the northwest wing
wall; 3,314 cubic yardss in the east wall; 4,182
cubic .ards in the we-t %wall; and 6,261 cubic
yir.-. in the center wa I1.
,ll 'ardi.,es Locks-The NMcClintic-Marshall
Cun-[tructi."'n Compan, advanced the erection
ol bcrnm crane "E" sufficiently to permit the
ini-Atllitlon of electrical equipment Dry ex-
cinti...n i,as continued in the lower lack,
eihr -ritm -h.oveli being employed. The
ba',.illing ul the ei,t and west walls and the
filling : ,.n the east and west toes of the west
dam wereC oninued. \\'Work on concrete caisson
shell- f,.r foundation piers of the upper guide
wall wa- continued During the month, the
amount of ir.n placed in the masonry aggre-
gated 47S'.355 pound'.
CM.nree il'..-k-The total amount of con-
cre:tr and lirge tone laid was 56,083 cubic
,,ard a Luompared with 57 003 cubic yards
during the month ol A.ugust. The concrete
wa- placed a- lollows- 4,037 cubic yards in
the east wall: l,2.'3.' cubic yards in the west
wall. 29,31 oulic ,.ard, in the center wall and
3,493 cubic. :,ards in the fluors.

Permanent Auxiliary
Plant. Plant.
Lenirh oti vnrkirng d5a iho)utsl a 00 8.00
A. erag- numit-er Oi roar- r '
d ,y xs orktd 13aing con ,.rcel
arI ,tars ..one .ct I iorn- .
irnillm]e .. . . 30 I 7.22
As-rage nunibur of irL\sera per4
dity 3 4 84
Average' hourly outpul per mixer 11i C5 8'ds.
A% r:,i e ar;rit-un cii, con-:ree snd
lirei, ,aiorn I : ra tI, rour per
bern..or rilnih n r:r:niri e 5iciu-
als orlkingi n ... . 69.00 I........
Large stanr I da .
Coer.n-relad .. "52l.iO3 00 .ISO 00
T.,aIl ,-r, .re: laid 52.903 (00 I 3.a OOO
Peimrnrent plunr .::.i l t te1 ofl hree berm and two
,chau-i-_er ,i nei
A.aiulary plant corniiiied of two 2-cubic yard mixera
dail,' an.:l ltour i-cub.c aird mixers daily average
2.r; i-..ard nliicr' di-.h.rged directly into formal.
The following i- a statement of the output
.f th.; fi.ie tlredgci hliich aere in operation
during the- month. and of the amount of ma-
[irial n exavated hydrauli.cally:

i Vl. PLANT.
t)Ri;oiIi. | re. -,rh-- ---- TR.n1 Remarks.
SF.-. rt h kc-." k r rIh Rock.

iL, ,t. L,. i- LU I Cm. Ida Lis t a.
Carden'.S ... .... .. .. ipper .. 3 li.it-. 3 Ut 4 I Place measurement
Marmot.. ... ddr .... ldder 3. ...... .. t i Place mneasuiement
B.,dger ... I.n d r 5 .......... ;. r lht te meAsuremen t
1Motle ..... ... .. . .u . .. --- -- 1 c.w measurement
Culebra . ....... .beucti-n | 5.-5 .. s: cow meaR.urement
T,,,al ... . .... I ;1 11," 14 t ,l 6 g8U0 4c, 5.5
Hydraulic ic.ia oiinn . ..... .. ....... ... .7 259 Place measurement
c .,i' TovT..Id . .1 4 -)0 21.1.u h t I 6t 00 I 555 l ni.
*ExcaVated from Canal prism. South of MIiraflorej lock site.

ol. V., No. 8.

~ _

ctoaber IS. 1911.


Chams Sand Excavation-Appro.ximately
40.118 cubic yards of sand were excavated at
Puma Chame and delivered at Balboa.
The reservoirs, water mains s.ewers. roads
and oil pipe lines were maintained ani] ex.
tended as required to facilitate construction
Length of working day hoursi .. .. 8.00
Average number of hours per day idliuaj
working time). .... ........ .. . ;.\1.
Average number of cubic yards crush.:d per
hour of workinm day . .. .. ... 266.47
Average number of cubic yards crushed per
working hour. . 371. 1
Total output for the month.rubic %ards. 58.29010)0
Relocation of Panama Railroad.
During the month 353 210 cubli yards of
material were excavated, increasing the total
excavation at the closc of the month to 8.57S.-
228 cubic yards,. and 388.1 0O cubic yards of
material were placed in embankment increa--
ing the total for this purpose to 14.387.Ut.1
cubic yards.
The average daily number of steam shv\ el.
at work was 9 44 and thetotal number of work-
ing days was 25.
For comparison with the work done b%
steam shovelsduring the precelling month, and
during the corresponding month of the pre
vious year, the folloi-m ing table has been prt -

I rd va-. Clai.iif.catinn of -
Period I t-i b, m Iteril z s,
shorelis -
Rock Farth

o101: C' cn j. Cm. Ydi. Cu Fds. C I.
Sept. .. 194.371 .11.41'' 1- al 5. .'. 1.,.3
1911 I
Aug. .' 359 i 242 3it |I- 632 1 1 1
Sept ;43 770 iSA 5' 17 ra; 44 2;. l. .

No temporary trestle was driven durir-g the
month. Work on bridges and cula\-rts .as
continued. No permanent tcrck was laid dur-
ing the month, the amount )f 70-pound and
90-pound track remaining at 144.09s linear
feet and 42 043 linear feet respectively. a., pre-
viously reported. The force averaged 2.172
men, in addition to those employed bi c.,n-
Ouartermasrer's Department.
Two hundred and thirty-nine laborers V i.re
received during the month, distributed as fol-
lows: Central Divieion, 199. Pacific Diviion.m
40. This practically completed the order for
one thousand men, placed with the Recruit-
ing Agent in Barbados in June. and instruc-
tions were given to discontinue further ship-
The number of West Indians occupying
Commission quarters was incr .ajed by 600
during the month, making 1.300 additional
men quartered since August I. 1911.
Accummodations for 250 laborers were pre-
pared at Naos Island. Over 100 laborers are
quartered at that point.
Thesettlementat Bohio hasbeenabandouned
and the District Quartermaster instructed -to
transfer the four American families now at
that place to other points.
Work on the Tenth Infantry camp at Las
Cascadas and White House was completed at
the end of the month. The regiment failed to

arrive in September. as originally scheduled.
Besides. the original work contemplated one
additional range cl-,.e w.ai erected and a tem-
porary corral put up for the public animals
attached ti1 thli, forgan tit iion
rhe taloie ,f material received from the
United Statesiluring them.nth was $581 ,348.-
64. Supplies were delivered b\ 28 steamers.
The total right of t arg, aggregated 29,006
tons ext lusive of 787.034 feet B. M1. Douglas fir
lumber. 804 853 feet B. M. %ellow pine
lumber. 70.214 feet B M. hitlte oak lum-
ber. 165 pieces of piling and 3S..440 cross
lies. Therc has been an unusual demand fur
all lasses ot lumber and piling during the past
three m.nrths. due to dorck 'urk at Colon and
trestle work in the Atlantic and Central Divi-
Subsistence Department.
The operation of the European laborcrs'
mrncsss. the cilured laborer' kitchens and the
line hotels 'howed a net profit of $4.198.78
There was a net profit on horeli, penitentiary.
togs and dredges of SS9.72 The operation of
the Hotel Tivoli showed a net loss of SI.582.-
10, which was due to an equipment charge
amuuntine t $S1,461 13. September was the
first month -ince November. 1910. that the
Tinvoi Hotel showed a lo,-. The net profit on
ubhsi,.tence operation' was S2.00i 31..
Department of Ciil Administration.
During the month 19 ci'.il and 33 criminal
ca-;es were disp)ilcd of in the Supreme and
Circuit Courts. and 0 t ivil and 585 criminal
caj--,- in the- Di-irictI Courts
Mune,' .rdtr sale- for Septcniber ,mounted
to S451.199 5;. antd the Ites to $2.03.O.28.
Receipts Irom stamp and card -ales and news-
pafper postage aggravated 7,.341.23. The
totu l cullectii 'i, oif re. cnuct made h'. the di\i-
-ion was $S21.0901.4,, and the tllle-'tion tin
accitunt of court fine. cost.,and lee S2.459 03.
Twenty-six ve.sels entered at and 25 vessels
cleared from the port of Ancuri; anti 20 %te.-
vre-ls entered at and 21 t.-.el, cleared from
the port uf Cri.t,'bal.
The tiatal number of perso-ns arrested was
592 .f whom 547 were men and 45 women,
re presenting an increase of 44 as compared
with the month of August. 31 over July and
92 compared with the month of September a
%ear ago Tent% -two nations, or 49 separate
statess and dei:endenrics. were reprcsent,:d.
Seven curIt cts \wire committed to t he ptni-
tentiar,'. and 16 weret discharged. lea% ing 133
convict, in cooninement at the cl.-.e of the
month. The co-.t of guarding and subsisting
the convict-, wa $S2.678.42. and the value of
their work on Canal Zone ruads $1.S15 30.
Tuelve fires were reported in the Canal
Zone during the mninth a: compared with
eight in August. The damage tuo Commission
property was $24.50.
In the city uf Panama the average daily
consumption ., watir %was 1.316,359 gallons.
and in Colun. 957.305 gallons.
The usual inspection and maintenance
work of this di; isiun wa, performed during the
Department of Sanitation.
The total number of deaths from all cause,
among employees was 57. These were divided

as follows: From disease. 42, and from vio-
lence. 15. giving the annual average per thous-
and of 10 63 and 3 80 respectively
The annual average death rate per thousand
3m.ung employees for the in.'nth olf eptember
11n [prtsil'i- tears since American occupation
%%3- 1- FI.Il-As-
1 4 .. 14 31
I'ii5 32. UO
n .. . 57 .44
190; . . 1b 63
1 08 ... 12 78
1 ,' . 12 :6
1910. .. .11 47
The annual average death rate per thousand
in the citie-. of Panama. Colon and the Canal
Zone, including bith employees and non-
empluees-. wa, 21 50
The annual average Ldath rate per thousand
for the munth of Septr mber among the same
class of population fur previous earss \ias as
1905 .. ...... 52.31
1206.... 54 54
1907 ...... .... ...... .. 32 9I
1905. 24.91
I .q. ... ....... 10 01
12 10 60
Segregating the whites from the blacks,. the
annual average death rate per thousand from
diseaseamongemplo.es was For whites, 5 95
and lor blacks, 12 24. giving a general average
lor disease of 10.63 For the same month dur-
ing 1909, the annual average death rate per
thousand from disease among \thite- a, I I -
Q5. and blacks. S 25. gi\ ing a general average
ol 9.08: and fur the same month during 1910,
whites. 3.58, and blacks., 9.4o, giving a general
average of 7 89.
Among cmplo)e'. during the month, the
death. Irjm the principal disease- were as
follows Chronic nephritis 4: dysentery.
cl.'nical. I. haemoglobmuric fever. 3; lhbar
pneumonia, 14: tuberculosis. 5. typhoid fever,
I: leaving 14 deaths from all other diseases,
and 15 deaths from e.\t:-rnal % violence.
No cases of yvllo. fever. small pox. or
plague originated] on or were brought to the
I-thmus during the month.
Respect ully,
GEO. W. GOETHALS, Chairman.

Family Quarters.
Applications for married quarters were on file on
October 1. as follo .s:


Ancon Hoe pial
B. I boa
B.Crribn i

E tir-ire .
Gorgona .
La, C,-adas .
Pedro Mtieuel..
Po rtu Belo
Toro Point .

List Liat
No No 2.
1 34 43)
. (2)
28 i61
6 (3)
. 6 1 111
. . 25
S. III 6J313JI
4 120(12J
2 744331
. . ... 2 25 i
S. 1 7 ( l2

6 (2)

Total. 1; II 13,t 14i )
NoTE-The figures in paictlhi -si .iho' the nurraber
of applicants 3aread) occupy ing r -gulr or nonhou.e-
Leepinmg amily quarters at station. other than those
at which application' are filed

Band Concerl.
A concert %ill be giern li, the lltlimian Canal Com-
mnasion Band at Culhbr3. L Z on Sundae,. October
22 191.at 5 45 p.m.
A concert wil] be gn en at CorozJi. October 29, at
7.30 pm.

Saling of Critaobal.
The sailing date of the steamnhip Cristebal has been
changed irom S 0) min Sunday October 22. 1011 to
5lOo.m Satiurday. Oct.tober 21. 1011





November 3, a Holiday.
CULEBRA, C. Z., October 16, 1911.
Friday, November 3, 1911. the anniversary of the
Independence of the Republic of Panama, will be ob-,
served as a holiday in the Canal Zone, and, as far as pos-
sible, all public business will be suspended on that day.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.

Employment of McClintic-Marshall Men.
CULEBRA. C. Z, October 12, 1911.
Ex-employees of the McClintic-Marshall Construc-
tion Company should not be employed by the Isthmian
Canal Commission or the Panama Railroad Company
unless they can show clearances from the McClintic-
Marshall Construction Company indicating that there
is no objection to their employment on the Isthmus.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.

Acting Chief Quarantine and Health Officers.
ANCON, C. Z. October 10, 1911.
DuriTng th ahb,-.:-,: of Dr. J. C. Perry, Dr.Fleetwood
i'irjcr a11 .t a Chi.:I Quarantine lffier iiganirl all
correspondence as "for and in the .b-n:n.e of C rkf
Quarantine Officer."
Dr. M. E. Conner in addition to his other duties will
act as Health Officer, Panama, signing all papers as "for
and in the absence of Health Officer."
By direction of Chief Sanitary Officer.
Assistant Chief Sanitary Officer.
Acting Chief Clerk.
CRISTOBAL, C. Z., October 12, 1911.
During the ab r.:e on '-. e of Mr. Win. F. Shipley,
'ffec.tve toda,'' Mr Wm T McCormack will act as
chief clerk of the Commissary and Subsistence Depart-
Subsistence Officer.

Sale of Public Buildings.
CULEBRA, C. Z., October 9, 1911.
i. al.' ir, ..-i) .,l l for tI., r,,r. I .- uof in '.3r ill,-f .4 ti -
e ,.5, t.uillJrni I- i -.1 i '- i *i ,hr.. Tabern,ll I ind :n
P'ihlo c. il 61_ r, :. -.1 h. r'c urn l t r. im S..tur.i -:
i.h.r 2q. IQril anI ti ,:n Ip. n, L tli slu il lii,] ar, nr
,Ill b iit-.rmanlon ,ill u- turr,--rl d on li-oh,'ati'.n ui ,ns
District Quartermaster or to thi, off.T," Prop.:. A
should be accompanied by certified check, post office
money order or cash for 5 per cent of amount of
bid. Successful bidders will be given the Isthmian
Canal Commission freight rate on material contained
:n biil.iinz, [,tjr:h'.-. Er 1 1,.C c.nts.r ;nic r:or-c.:l-
',,., 'J Ld r.'lor.rd I'r- ,..,-:d :,r the. pn rC:h .-i, t..
ine .' ,r.d addlr..-.:.1 re. Cnl ( .\ De'.'ot Chih l ,i. ,r
t.rmj.ter. CuleIra i" Z.

Misdirected Letters.
ANcON, C. Z., October 18, 1911.
The following insufficiently addressed letters, origi-
nating in the United States and its possessions, have
been received in the office of the Director of Posts, and
may be secured upon request of the addressee:
\iken J. Knight, Miss Gwendolyn
RBlak Master Arter McGowan, E. P. (2)
Critchlow, H. T. .1.: K-nei Z .:hn.ih,
Cunningham, Earl Mo-r, C raCforr,
Ellis, Miss Leontine Morris, Miss Mable
E.r ie. L Oaks, Major John C.
F.r.i A P. 0,riiz Dmon. Carlos
IH arrT.ld Inm. (2) Prt.ron. U. C.
H if.-rmiirir, Charles Ri. ord R.
H-rdh.s \ D.i Robinson, Mrs. Charles E.
I iy Willu rn C.1 Sexton. William
lor.e F R Woods, Louis F.
Baker, William H. Kieman. J. C.
Barker, Herbert Maxwell, Berton H.
Baret J.ieph McCaslin, 0. W.
Brcag C L McDonald, Mrs. Iris
CleIa el nd. Houston McDonald, Daniel B. (2)
Dil.-. F Ii Mit'l.-l.-I W. H.
D su., '.' G Mlt.:i.ll, J. A.
Di maon.. R Morris. Miss Mable
Evir.s Fred Payiablas, George
Fonri i 'o H. Porter, F. W.
Gray, Dr. Smart, Fred
Green. B J.A. Spencer, J. Garfield
HI ,ni,.de Mrs. Lemor Will, Jas. C.
Holt Mack
Supplies for the Canal.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cris-
tobal. Colon and Balboa during the week ending Oc-
tober 14:
Clv1'. October S from New Voork. with 3 cases insu-
lated t ip: for Nlechan.rcal Dii asicn
Ratersidr. October 10, from Hoauiam, Wash., with

23,990 pieces lumber 2.525 piece- switch ti's 4 pieces
spud timber, for stock.
Alcana, Oc'.ober 1)0 troui New. Yurk ..th Il l riS
bagscement f.r Athlnrc aInd P,..iric Di ior-,.
Metapan, O:t'.obr 12 irom N,:. Vork Atin 25l0-s,.
ash cans,forstock. 26i re:e ro.:k -kip: for Alhrliic D,.
Cristobal. October 12, from New York, with 132,840t
bags cement, for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Atenas, October 12, from New Orleans, with 6,270
pieces lumber,2,143 bales straw, 454bales hay, for stock.
1,500 pieces cross arms, for Panama Railroad Company,
99 pieces piling, for Atlantic Division; 6 cases packing.
for Mechanical Division; 4 cases school supplies for
Department of Civil Administration.
Alliance, October 12, from New York,with 17 crateS
galvanized pails, 123 kegs bolts and rivets, 15 cases paper
tablets, 20 cases black lead, 25 cases machinery. 20 case
rubber hose, 100 cases candles, 100 cases laundry soar
350 rolls roofing paper, 15 bundles straw board, 17
bundles life-preservers, 7 cases paint, 100 kee= paint.
52 cases castings, 15 packages D. bars, 125 pieces iron
pipe, for stock; 8 pieces dredge bucket, 75 pieces whee."
barrows, for Pacific Division: 100 kegs rivets, 10 case-.
electrical supplies, 25 cases rubber boots, for Atlanti,-
Division; 22 cases metal polish, for Department of Civil
Administration; 573 bundles castings, 175 bundles ce r
.princ. 13.9 brr-ls sand, 6 cases crane parts, for Me.
chncl Dr ..ion. and a miscellaneous care, the whol..
consisting of 2,307 packages, weighing 252 tons.

Tide Table.
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending October 25, 1911
(75th meridian time):

DATE. High.
October 19.... .. 1.10
October 20.. ..... 2.10
October 21............ 2.53
October 22 .......... 35
O',ob- r 23. ............ 4.10
). tob.r 24. ...........4.50
October 25. ......... 23

Low. High. Low.
A.M. P.M.. P.M.
7.30 1.45 7.io
8.20 2.35 8.40
9.05 3.20 9.2,
9.45 4.00 10.05
10.25 4.40 t 10;S
11.05 5.15 11.;0
11.40 5.50 .....

Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the C'ha r Ritsr fo.r the week
ending midniiiht Saturday, October 14, I llI All
h]ighte are rn let above mean sea level.



Vig .

vi~ia 0

Sun.,Oct. 8... 128.2 94.2 47.4 16.3 16,1
Mon.,Oct.9... 129.2 94.9 47.9 16.5 16.2
Tues., Oct. 10.. 126.9 93.5 47.3 16.3 16, 2
Wed.,Oct. 11.. 126.3 92.8 47.2 16.2 16 0
Thur.. Oct. 12. 128.0 94.0 46.8 15.8 15 8
Fri,-ot 13... 126.8 93.4 46.5 15.7 156
Sat., Oct. 14... 127.0 93.3 46.1 15.4 15 4
Height of low
water... 125.0 92.0 44.0

Rainfall from October 1 to 14, 1911, Inclusive.

STA s" S
I ..

Pacific Section
Ancon .....................
SMN ir flore. ...............
Pedro '.iguel ...... .........
Rio Grande..................
Ce'tra.l eatison-
Cu'ebr .. ..............
Lt n-3m cho .... ...........
Gamboa............ ......
Alhajuela............ .......
S-in PAtlo ..............
Tbernill ..............
Bo oh ...............
lMc.nt- Lirno .............
Atlantic Section-
Gatun ............. ........
*Brazos Brook ..............
Porto Bello.................
*Nombre de Dios ............

5 6i
3 86
2. 6
9. 6
10. r)t
4.3 '

t8s. o

*Standard rain giag-rmadingi at 5 p m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unat3rred sLations-value
midnight to midnight TTo 5 p. m., October 13.


The following is a li't of the sa.lings of the Panama
Railroad Seamzhip Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's Line; the
Panama Railroad Company '; dates being subject to


Colon ...
Alli.a nc

.. P. R. R WednesdayOct. 18
....P. R. R.Tuesday. Oct. 24
. .. ..P R. R Tuesday...Oct. 31
. .....P. R. R. Tuesday... Oct. 24
...P. R. R.Monday...Oct. 30
. P. R. R.Sunday....Nov. 5
...P. R. R.Saturday. Nov. 11

Zacjpa ..Li. F C Thursday. Oct. 12
Pnn: Erel Friedrich. H -A Friday. ..Oct. 13
XLr ico R. MN....Saturday. Oct. 14
Alir-arnt. U. F. C .Thursday. Oct. 19
Prinz \iigu't Wilhelm. .H.-A Saturday..Oct. 21
Sant" M.arts U F. C..Thursday..Oct. 26
Prinz Sigimund H -A.... Friday... .Oct. 27
Thn-mes R M Saturday. Oct. 28
Metapin .. U. F. C .Thursday...Nov. 2
Prns ,lo chim H.-A Saturday .Nov. 4
Zac-,pa. U F C.Thursdav.. Nov 9
Prinr Ei,-1l Frn-drich H.-A ..Friday ... Nov. 10
Trent R. M. Saturday. .Nov. 11
Almira-"' L F C Thursday. .Nov. 16
Pritnz Augt.It V,'ilhlm. H.-A. Saturday Nov. 18
'ainta Milrta. IT. F. C Thursday.. Nov. 23
Prinz Sgieimund H.-A Friday... Nov. 24
Oraba R. M Saturday. .No. 25
Metrip.an .t. F. C Thursday.. .Nov. 30
Prinz Joachim H -,\ Saturday... Dec. 2
Z.,.r,3 . U F C.Thurtday ..Dec. 7
Prinz Enel Frine-r.ch H .A Friday ..Dec 8
Ms.ilalen. R. NI Saturday... DEC. 9
AJm.,r.Inie LI F C Thursday.. .Dec. 14
Prz .\.,gust i lhelm H -A Saturday... Dec. 16
Sar.a M atta. .U. F. C Thu.rsday.. .Dec. 21
Pi.nrz i;..mjnd H.-A .Friday ....Dec. 2
NMetapan U. F. C Thursday. Oct. 19
Pr.ns Joachim H.-A Tuesday. Oct. 24
Z,..apL U. F C..Thursday. Oct. 26
Prinz Entld Frie.lric .H -A Saturday ..Oct. 28
Tr.ent R M Tuesday.. Oct. 31
Almar.nte. .LI F. C Thursday..Nov. 2
Pi.n? Aug.'t WJihelm.. H.-A. Tuesday... Nov. 7
Prc-a Sg_,mund H.-A Saturday .Nov. 11
irutb. R NI Tuesday ..Nov. 14
MNItrpan .. L F. C Thursday.. Nov. 16
Priz oacnim H -A Tuesday. Nov. 21
Za:apa U. F. C Thursday ..Nov. 23
Prinz Eniel Friedrich H -A Saturday .No%. 25
Ma;dal,:na R. MI Tuesday. ..Nov. 28
Almirante U. F. C.Thursday.. Nov. 30
Pnnz August Wdhelm H.-A Tuesday... Dec. 5
Santa Marta. . U. F. C.Thursday... Dec. 7
Prinz Sigiimun. .H.-A .. Saturday...Dec. 9
Cl,.le . R ?I Tuesday. ..Dec. 12
Metapa.n L. F C.Thur-day.. Dec. 14
Frinz Joachiin H -A Tuesday. ..Dec. 19
Zacapa LU. F. C Thursday. .Dec. 21
Pansmma. F. C. Wednesday.Oct. II
TurriAba i. F. C. Saturday .Oct. 14
Abangairez L. F. C. Saturday. ..Oct. 21
Cartago.. ..U. F. C.Wednesday.Oct. 25
Aten .. .U F.C.Saturday...Oct. 28
Turrialba U. F.C. Saturday.. Nov. 4
Heredin U. F C. Wedreaday.Nov. 4
Abangarez U F. C .Saturday.. Nov. 11
Cartago LT. F C.Wedneday.Nov.15
Parmin. U. F. C. Thursday. .Oct. 19
Atenas .. F. C..Thursday..Oct. 19
C tnlo ... U.F. C. Thursday. Oct. 26
Trrialba .. U. F. C..Thuraday..Oct. 26
C a.ago U.F.C Thursday..Nov. 2
Atangarez ... F. C Thursday .Nov. 2
Tviice .... .. LI. F. C. Thursday..Nov. 9
Ate-as. .. .Li F. C .Thursday.. Nov. 9
Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
Vork via Kingston it 10 a. m. on sailing dates. The
Prince .4ugust Il'ilhelm and Prins Joachim call at
Santiago de Cuba. on both outward and homeward
Royal Maild Ueamers leave for New York on alter-
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a. m.; for Southampton on alter-
nate Tuesdays at 10 a. m.
LUnited Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. leave on Thursdays at 3 p. m.; ships for New
Orleans in the coaSiwise service on Thursdays at 4 p.m.;
shlup for New York via Kingston on Thursdays at II
a. m.; for Bocas del Toto on Mondays at 6 D. m.

Vol. V., No. 8.





The Canal Record
Published weekly under the author 'Ni and suaprT'.rn o
the Isithmi,-n CJnal Co',nmrsiuon

The Canal Record is issued iree of charge. One ..`opi
each. to all emplo,,es of the Co'nrmn 'ion and Pana na
Railroad C.,mpan) *a'hn, n*ramr are on she eold r'll
Extra .uPtes and back numbi.,: c-in be 'sbit nedJ rcm the
news stands of the Panam'a Railro.d C.',mpanr) ror, rie
cents each.
Adress all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.
No commhuicaitnor. either b pfslication or r, "j tlinc
information. will r tse fnSllon uilprfss si Jned iuStiih the
full name and address or th, h. s ,t-r

Contracts for Lock Operating Materials.
After undergoing tets in the States. at the
plant of the manufacturer, the tAo machines
for operating the cylindrical vahles of the
locks have been approved. and the makers,
The Wheeling Mold and Foundry Company.
have been awarded the contract for the hole
number of machines necessary, 11 in all.
During the manufacture some minor changes
were made with a resulting economy of six
dollars on each machine, the contract cost
per machine now being $875. a total of S103.-
250. A contract for 12 auxiliary valve mach-
ines has been let to the same manufacturer.
Three bids were received for the copper
conductor rail from which the towing loco-
motives for the locks will collect electric cur-
rent, and the lowest, that of the Wheeling
Mold and Foundry Compan?. 8166,045.6f
has been accepted. The rail will be made b%
the extrusion process. It will be a modified
"T" section with straight sides and a return
at the base. A cross section looks like two
capital "L's" placed back to back. It will be
21 inches wide at the base. 3| inch leg, and
will weigh 6.07 pounds per foot. It will be
made in sections 221 feet long, and 127.000
linear feet will be required.
Thecontract for trial motors for the miter
gate forcing machines has been let to the
Allis-Chalmers Company If these motors
prove satisfactory upon test 42 more may be
Hydraulic Excavarton In Pacific Entrance.
At the southern end of the Miraflores lock
pit barrier of earth separates the pit from the
Pacific waters in the channel which has been
dredged from Balboa to this point. A mile
below this barrier, a cofferdam is being thrown
across the channel and when it is completed
the water within the lagoon thus formed will
be pumped out and the present barrier and the
area between it and the new one will be exca-
vated to 45 feet below mean scalevel, with a
bottom width of 500 feet. Most of the exca-
vation will be made hydraulically. by the use

of the monitor-s hi-h are nj i mprl,.,\csl in
the southernn end of the present pit. The new
cofftrdam. which lie- to the south of the cen-
tral pumping station, will not intr:ri -rc with
its tidal water supply or with the di'r-si'n o.fl
the Rio Grande. The -ilt pumped i.. 'u j rh.--
new excavation will be u-ed mostl. t., fill in
the swamp in front of Corozal, extending as-
far south as Diablo Hill \Watertight feInce
will be built along the western :dec f the
nsamp. to retain the Neater pumped in until
the sediment deposits
\Vork on the ne cofferdam has -o far ad]-
Lanced that the trestle, which forms its
nucleus, % ill be completed b:. Noivemrber 1.
Thegreatest depth of the channel at th;i point
non is 23 feet. Spuil from ihe n.nrhern end of
Miraflores pit will then be 'lumped on buth
4ides of the trrstle. to form a dam several feet
higher than high tide. with a top gidth of not
lecs than 30 feet Thi- will be the last barrier
between the l-,ks and the Pacific. \\'hen the
lock, and thL channel excavation b'tc[cen
them and the coflerdam are :completed. slater
"ill be let into rhe 'pace -outh of the lock,
and the cofferdam "ill be remced bt, dredg.ie.

The Atlantic Entrance.
In the subaqueou- excavation of the At-
lantic entrance channel. the portion from the
initial point i Mile 0) to Mile 2 has been com-
pleted. The depth of the channel is 41 fectr
below mean sealcev-l, the bottom width i- 500
feet and the slope of the sides, I on 3. In the
remainder, frinm Mile 2 to Mile 6, the depth
at present varies from 40 to 20 feet. dccrcas--
ing asthechannel approaches Mile 5,. which
is; at Mindi. Between the initial p.,int and
Mindi, dredge< have removed approximately
23,000.000 cubic ,ards nl soft clay and rock.
On account of -ilting, the net excavation now
amounts to some 14,000,000 cubic yards
The completion of the work of the two 70
ton steamshovels engaged at Mindi. about
the first of January, will mark the end of dry
excavation in the canal prism in the Atlantic
Division. Excavation thereafter in the por-
tion between Mindi anti Gatun will be by
dredges. The pipeline dredge Sandpiper 1,
already making its way from Gatun towardl
the shovel pit at Mindi in accordance with
this program
Zone Automobile Fire Apparatus.
Bids will be opened .,n October 30. at the
Washington office for two fully equipped auto-
mobile combination fire eneine and hose
wagons for the Canal Zone Fir,. Department.
one each for Ancon and Crittobal
They will be of the late-.t and most ap-
proved design. and with material and work-
manship of the highest quality The wheel
base will he not less than 144 inches. so con-
strucred as to facilitate turning in a short
space and to %ive proper distribution of the
load, and the tread will be not less than 56
inches. The apparatus will have a carrying

capacity when fully equipped of not les than
2,500 pounds, and the engine must furnish
sufficient ponser to drive it at a rate of 20
miles per hour up a 12 per cent grade, or 50
miles per hour on lesl1 roads. the maximum
speed to be set at about 40 mile. per hour.
The motor, water-coolkd. will Le not le.s than
80-horsepower capacity anti aill have either
four or six cylinders, cast in pairs. Two separ-
ate and distinct ignition s.stemr- ill be pro-
vided. one of the Bosch high-ten-inm magnet-o,
and the other the Atwater-Kent hlattery sy;-
tem nr its equal. Lubrication and cooling
device- will be arranged so a-s to lubricate and
cool the machine in the most approved manner.
The fuel capacity will be nut Ie-, than 20 gal-
lun' of gasoline carried in a copper tank
equipped faith proper feed arrangements.
The apparatus will be equipped with rotary
fire pump or a piston pump with a capacity
ol not less thin 7U0 gallons per minute-against
a pump pre-sure of 120 pounds, with all parts
so made that they will permit of pumping
muddy salt water without corrosion or deter-
ioration. There will be two 4-inch sus tion
connection,. The shaftingqs %ill be made -,f
chrome nickel steel, hardened and ground,
%%ith wide, strong bearing'. The pump will
be equipped with -tandard fire-eneine pump
gauges, air and blow-nff valves, an automatic
relief or churn valve, and either three or
four discharge valves ,f the quick-opening
lever fire-engine t pe. tiwo to be on one side
and one or twn on the other
The hose body of the apparatus will be
well-seasonc-d hardwood, reenforced at the
edges and on inner and outer -ides. uiith a
capac'iti of 1,200 feet of 2} inch cotton, rub-
ber-lined, tire hose The -idIs ansd rear of the
apparatus % ill have steps to carrt eight men,
and the driver's seat will accommodate two
Work of Dredge Badger.
The ladder dredge Badger f..rmerly N'o 14,
which ha' been excaxating in the Paific en-
trance channel, is being overhauled at the
Balboa shops When it return- to commission
it will be placed on single shift, working while
the tide is not too high to present its reaching
bottom. The Badger is an old French dredge.
picked up in 190o and rebuilt It went into
active commission on September 24. 1907.
While in the American service it has exca-
vated approximately 4.463.lo00 cubic ;ards
of earth and rock.
Steamnsbosel No. 132 In the Borron Pit at Mount
During the month of ,epiemIl',r. Steam-
shovel No, 132. working in the burrow pit
near Mount Hope. e.,caaittil 42,600 cubic
yards, place mea.ur.ment,. of which 32.4110
cubic ard- are clarified as rock, and 10.200
cubic %ards as earth. This material is u-cdl
in making fill- in connection with the new
docks at Cristobal, and the site of the new
hotel on Colon Beach. The shovel is served



by three trains of about ten 10-yard
dump cars each. Delays were as follows:
Mining, 3.00; repairs, 0.45; moving shovel;
11.15; cutting out shovel (three times), 3.30;
waiting for cars, 5.30; a total of 24 hours.
The shovel was under steam 200 hours, and
working 88 per cent of that time. The aver-
age output per day was 1,704 cubic yards,
place measurement.

Gatun Dam Spillway.
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is about 70.5 percent completed, 159,207
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on Octo-
ber 21. A statement of the amount laid each
working day last week, and of the total in
place, follows:

DATE. Concrte Hours No.
Lai0. worked. Mixers.
October 16............. 116 5.30 1
October 17............... 36 2.00 1
October 18................ 100 5.30 1
October 19.............. 116 6.00 1
October 20............. 69 3.00 1
October 21 ............ 128 6.00 1
Total................ 565 28.00 1
Previously reported.... 159,207
Grand total........... 159,772 _

Ancon Crusher.
A statement of rock crushed at the Ancon
quarry during the week ending October 21,

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. V ards.
October 16...................... 7.10 2,690
October 17....... .............7.25
October 18 .............. ....... 7.45 :,
October 19 ............ ......... 5.25 2,549
October 20 ............. .... 7.25 2,686
October 21................. ..... 8.00 2,811
Total............. . .. . .. 43.10 16,010

Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
October 21, follows:

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.
k tol.-.. Ir. 4 II I.rj'5
i I.. 3h.r 1. : 1. I .>il)
1, h,'r, I' i ": 2 122
' ) .1 r 2,' I N,*.

Total .. .. ... ...... 23.32 10,252

Visit of Senators.
.\mn in, the passengers on the Ancon, which
arrived at Cristobal on October 21, were the
following United States Senators and their
friends: Senators Frank B. Brandegee, New
London, Conn.; Carroll S. Page, Hyde Park,
Vermont; John Randolph Thornton, Alexand-
ria, La.; Joseph L. Bristow, Salina, Kansas;
Members Committee on Interoceanic Canals;
Lee S. Overman, Salisbury, N. C.; George
P. Wetmore, N,- [..-rt. R. I.; Albert B. Cum-
mins, Des Moines, Iowa; Representative
Edwin W. Higgins, Norwich, Conn.; Col.
Daniel M. Ransdell,Sergeant at Arms, United
States Senate; Mrs. M. G. Zalinski, N. Y.;
Mrs. Albert B. Cummins, Des Moines; Mrs.
Edwin W. Higgins, Noiilh, Conn.; Miss
Charlotte B. Ranirll. \\as.hinit..n Mrs.

Arthur B. Grover, Indianapolis: Mr,. Alex.
ander H. Gait, \\aihington. Mrs. Cleu C
Hard\, Salina. Kan-as the Hon. Michael
Keneal.., Stamflord, Conn.; iMlr. RuJ el S.
Page, H.de Park, \Vrmoint. Mr. R..t:i-
Wetmorc. N p.rr.T, R. I.: Mr. Alexander H
Gait, Secr.;-rary, to Snatur Pae: Mr J,,hn
D. Brown, Secretary to Senat,,r Overman:

Mr. Cleo C. Hardy, Secretary to Senator
Britrow: Mr. \\'illiam Gardiner, Assistant
Clerk to torimittee: Mr. \V. T. Chapman,
Stenographer to Committee.

The .-Incon t ill sail for Ner, York at noon
on Tuesday, October 31.


Over 68 per cent f.1 the concrete for the locks i; in place, the amount at the close of
work un October 21, being 2.S03.7.!'.i cubic \ards., out of a total of approximately 4,199,400.
A total of ,.s61l 5 cubic yardc of coni rete was laid in the lock, during the week ending
October 21.
Over 83 per cent of the c.on.'rete tor the s-ytcm of three twin locks at Gatun has been
laid, the amount in pla..e at the c,.le of wuik on October 21 being 1.600,999.5 cubic yards,
out oa t.uit l of 2,..i00,0011. .\ statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each
working da'i for the ,eek ending October 21, and of the total, follows; and a similar state-
ment for the work in the .p]llsa', 'f Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in thisissue. The
construction plant w-'rks 12 hours daily, and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.


2-cubic yird mis ers. -.cubic Nrd mL5eIS.

Con.:r,-r Hourg No. of Con~crete: Hours No. of
PI.a. .d. ..Ork~d MLXerA''.. I worked. mixr



(ALL'X.., 1 .lI' i I I ( Cu ds. Cu. I'ds.
O c:Ib.r 1 i 1. 31 46 334 I 5 40 2 56 2.658
O,1..t.r 1 1. S0 33 30 6, 452 6 40 2 .. ... 2.181.5
tI._ti,.tr i N. ;;, .6 (.10 6 42i 6. 40 2 .. 2290
r-.:-o er . . 2.006 33 10 6 1 t, 5 40 2 2.502
Occrc ber 20 . I .; 26 .9 12 4 196 ? 41 2 . .. 2,013
October 21 . 52 24 8 10 2 .. . .. 1.662
"Portable rlu :.-:' . ....... . .... ....
Totil 10. 661 3 10 6 2.386 5 30 00) I 2 56 13306 5
PreIviousl:. reported . 1.647.603
Grand toitl I I I . .11.660.999 5
Ttin. 41) : irds :r .wn lr the portable mrixr.! irA r,,ra.,rced cor:-r.-tc. an. were placed on the Ollowung days"
O tLu..b r Itlth. O.:tober t7i 4`0 Otiub-r l.Itll 4. O,.tober Ilth. lull. ,ctuber 2lth. 41, O.tober 21st, 60.
Con.-rete work in the locks at Pedro Nliuel is over S1 per cent completed, 747.909 cubic
yard- ,.ut -I .. totdl ,f S37.41uJ. bucket measurement, ha ming been placed at the close of work
on October 21 Th rc uord for each ol the .ix S-hour workingg days of last week, follows:



-cuubr .ard mnixer.; 1.cubic 3rd rrltxex. Large
____________ Lone.
Conc-retel Hours No. a ,,cee or No. of
pla. ci. ~ork~d I inn xerui'd wikd. Muone

ti. J ,
1 61,2 1IC. Iu

16..i.r f

41At.,r r 10

T Ll

L I.I.
4| | ,4
. 45' 1
3 .,.i I

Cu. Yds.

4 411


Cu. Yds.

Over 350 per cent ,A the concrete for the s stem of two twin locks at Miraflores was
in plare on October 21 the total amount on that date being 485,070 cubic yards, bucket
mea-urement. out of a total of approximately 1,362 000. The record for each of the six S-hour
working da,, of last week, follow-:

-D :E. b. ar,.1 mwicr,. 2*.,ubc yrd tixrs. i-club,: yard mixer. Tot .

Con: r:te I ..ur! No oi C-.nrr.e Hc.our No. of,CncrireteI HourN No. of Large
p t,.-. I '.,rl-:i.. mIxer.I ',l i.-c r .ork. d m xeri' _l-ed. 'vorled. mineral stone.
Ca I"1. iu. I di Cu. 'di. Cu. V'ds. Cu. 'ds.
I, | I;. |) I | t, : 4 I I 1) Ih 11 2 344 2 0 4 4 1.980
.. I 3413 .... .. 2.1 17
i. 111411 I 'l 'i 1 .0 14 3Js ; 50 4 .. 2.500
0i I I0.t .2 2n 6 4( r 6: ;'9 I 4 . 2.247
'.. I .: 4 2| w' n.. o I.ISr, 14 50 2 3.. 24 U0 4 2.607
Toe tl 6 012 .4 5 6 52, 54 1 2 1 ,1 139 50 4 13,674
Ir. ... 3.693 471.396

.... I ....... .. ..... .693 485.070


1'ol. V., No. 9.

October 25, 1911.


Ilea at sinone pinit iht re tiIe \ i, tim hald been
may ha\e beiomiie inlei iei, iand thus p.-- the
d'li-ca.c ot-- tO ,ither lihnm.ii l,.-irig.. Te pr, t..ct

Death trom Bubonic Pln ue.
Herman T. Bolton died at Ancon Iluspittl
on October 17 from bubonic pl.i;uu. He was
U% i ;i pi .i ia Ii a1 1 1o'

~uu~. ... i v .. .. a ; -,at" ain;t this rik. evr' la, at v.l hih th,:
worked for the Canal Commission as a me- t t h th
chanic, and as a building contractor. He left patient haI be i n w- dti.il[.ctcd with the
the lsthmus in July, 1911, anr went to Colon- v.xpect.ti.*,n f killing all lh.-. All person,
bia and later to Ecuadir. Ht left Ecuador w-h, had been about thie patient tere drraint I
on October 7 on the Chile and arrived at the over the quarantine perrid of six da'.s after
quarantine station in the Bay of Panama on they had been in tontr.t. The paticnt left
October 11. He entered Ancon hospital on the Quarantine Statio :n OrrOibr 13. arnd as
October 13, and died on October 17. The the period of infection is ;cn iai,.- it i- be-
Department of Sanitation makes this state- lieved that anybody expocd at th-i time has.
ment in regard to the case: passed the period lor the dete-Ipmcnt of the-
"Thecasewasnotrecognizedasplagueuntil disease; and as he died on the Iath. it iz
it was discovered to be so on examination at equally probable that anybody exppi'i' in the
the autopsy, the symptom- presented not hospital has pa-'ed the inlecritoii ptrioid.
being those of plague. There is no po.sibiliry. thiartli.ire, ul the 1 i-.:.a-e
"The danger from a case of this kind is, that spreading from thi- case


The total force at work on the Canal and railroad on Seprtember 2. was 57,i1 5, a, cr.m -
pared with 35.648 at the end of August, 1911, "ith 35,36' in S. ptrmbelr 1910. and 35,210 inr
September 1909. Canal employe- numbered 29.o23 and railroad empl..'.e- 7.o'2. The
number of "gold," or white American employee %wa- 4,11 2, compare with 1.141 in Aucri-t.
1911, and with 4 459 in Septenmbi-r 1910. The force report fur Srprt mb,.r 27. followw:
]IL-.fEiK -" PLoi' ES "
F.urop-',n We'lt Indian
Artisanil .. l.ibore-r L.atborrrr ? 3
DrEP i MEN0 i --- -.
'_ .. ., '-

Const'ct'and Eng'r udg 4 351 hl I .14 Io' 12 i14 i. ;. ir: .,2-i 2i, -. 4 i' i '
Ciril AdminisLration 16 ... .2 ; .-. ..-
Sanitation........ ..... 6iIo .I i '"! I ,
Quartermaster's ....... I l4 1 131 t
Sub sis ence.. .......... 6. -' .. .. I. t ..
Disbursements....... -, 7 .
"ia-minat'n of Accounts 5| .. .. ". 4. .. .
Total........... .. 6" 1 25. 4 t q ;
Month previous ... ... t6. 14 is, I %'I ?- 14 4 ,' 54 |1H ;.0 1 .. l.4 :,. 4 +i1 i- .Q.A'2

Panama railroad force. 4.?l: Panama railroad relocation force. .33i Panama railroad commissary force
1.136 Total. 7. 2 I. C C. force 29 b'3. Crand total 3' 31
*All wages specified ire in glid.
includes 2 at 5 cent-
Hltocludes at 5 scene
The employes in the Department of Construction and Engineering on Scptmbher 27,
were distributed, as follows:
Arlians. Furopealn Hest Indian
o I -i -L.aborers Laborcrs _

Chief ri- n eer .... .... - -

Mechanical .............. 2lu 6 9 19 3 's1 79 ... .. ri" .1 1 t -h 3 2 I1'
A tlantic ....... ......... I _i5 1 6 14 .12 1 ,"1,7 I 3bl .s 1 Tel. I r ,I, i -1 3 4,., 1 ..;S3
Central. ................ 1 06,9 1 2c, 114 44h 91).' 1 9) 41? :, 6 2 5", 1; -" ,, "I :
a efnic ........ .. ......... 1.14 75 l :, 1 ?:. I 2' 1 ..... i

Total ............ 4 351 14 jI 1227 oi .' ":C S 1 5 tr,3 i 19 4 ?I. 3 3 5 '- i. 1 i i.:. n
Month previous ... .14 2' l I .1 l-657 25,5' L4.r- I 114 i P)l 4i '7 3Stil n4l :4 r 11, :
'All wnriges specified are in gold

On October 1. there were 24,493 rxcupants ol Ctommi-in quarter!.. IOf trhi., 9.1 34
were white Americans, of whom 5.122 ,cre men, 2,052 awern wnmrn.and 1.o0.11 \'.r hiltrin ir
There were 5 639 Europeans of the laborer clas., If whom 5.044 were m,_n. 24 o \.mnien. anil
349 children. There were 9,720 %\-t1 Indian negrots. of homni 7,251 -ir. nitrn. 1,1UJ7
women, and 1,362 children. Included in ilth abose were 32 Asiatic;. 126 Ea-t Indijia and.'
117 Panamans.

The Peruvian bark Lena sailed from Punta
Arenas, Costa Rica, on October 14 fur Balboa
with a cargo of between 600 anti 700 tons ol
cocobolo wood for transshipment to Nec
York. This will be the first time that an entire

shipload of this nuod has gne to the States
from Central America. prev-uiti. shipments
having been made by jihbers in smaller lots
The firm which bought and shipped This cargo
is that of H. Mann & Co., of New York.

Report of Board Approves Present Diet Offered Ily
The boa),rd of ph,..i, ian con','rici Io. ihie
t'hi,.f a.nitary. I )lt:er und.J r dirt ri,.n- frimn
rhie hiirman to report a- to swhiithi r ilie
rail.nm f rni-Ilirl the I .' m nii--i.,nr npli,..- is
suair.,i fI r t lt.ir rLr irrrenlnt.. lih.i- 'iil. ilii d
it-. rii.p'rt 'h,- hard (.ii ,n;i-tti.d ,[ l Ik t I -I.
i lia- 1'. lM.. i. Snpernri'ndt nt A .\n. .n
-l, pit.tl, l)r \\n II H B,.11 ''uptri. nt.i.nd, nt
ol tolr..n li-.pn.. L)r San-muel T Darline.
( hitl .,f 13ar-id .,f h_. h Laboratorr, and I )r
B. \\. (aldaIll, 'uLIIprrintendert ij .arinto
Tomas hospital. Pi.amri.
A.c-te-~ via:- %n to all such ri.-curl-d, the
bard -h.ruld art. i.. ci.n.ult, mand it was
aulthoriZaIL tin .aill rl.\ n [itn,-i-.c- it might
Special attention a a, eit:n tu th testimony
of Dr. \\' E. Deks., .- .f ncon Ho=.pital who
maintained that retarJf:d ti-:ue m-.tboulism
in tropical rouftiric; invalid ire. di, tar%. rules
ba-.rl in vx,'ri n, _- in the tr-mpu.r.it, zone
and, particularlI.', itha tlhe f.cd lurniheld the
eimplyc- contain too great a pr'p.rirtlirn of
-suar .ind -.t irrh nd nipt -ni.,u:h .I .rcen % .eg-
etable, an.] fruit. To thi- Dr. De'k- attrib-
uted many ca-., uof sitom.ch and liver disease.
He andeu that fruit juice and the alkaline
salts of vega.rtabils lirilitatedic-,tive metab-
olim. In a corollar,, t., it. r port the board
expresses an otpini.,n that the c.rmmi.sary
storeF- should keep on sale at all time suuih
fruJit and green v-gctabl,- a' practicable,
"nort that in incrt i:-d juppIl', ul tht se articles
i, ne".:-ary tr. the health .t the emply. .s. bat
that it would afford \ariet arid contribute to
their cuntentnmint." In the report proper the
Board came to its coriclu-i.,n- as fullhois.
"After careful :',,n-iderati,.,n .Il the I,:tters
of the Chairman ind the order r of the Chief
Sanitdri Ulticer con evening th,: Board, it i4 our
undter-tandin. that the fiulluxing arc the
print- to be dt-t-rminrd; Fir-r-What c'-.rn-
stituits a tCell balanced ratiun lr -ir\i(.- in
the Tropics: Second--Is -uch 3 ration lir-
ni;hed lbv the Cminimi--.ir. D1ipartnient?
Thir.1-L,,uld an% le-en-ing ..1' ih sick rate
amorng irthmian t-anal Cjomrniii.ion and Pan-
ama, Railrad empl.J.- l.. tile..t.., by a Idi-
ferent ration? Fourth-\\ hat i the best diet
for emplo:,esi on thr Isthmus?
1. The B.iard lind that a ireat deal of
mork hai- beendunri: inth,: tropir- all u\er the
world tir h .1 view of determining hat is the
best ratrin l.ir a %illitt man in the tropics and
as a rTcult -f rhe-. l.ir- the- fillwin4 tables,
taken from M.lun-nn'. "'l.ieni:." ,. m.n\ lie
taken a-. -tandard.
i. I tr iti-rr mr.'n kcighhin K ib,)uLt Ori. hundred
arInd Tit iI Sli iounilds it h.i,J lab. r-
Protein ;. 1 i pr.ma
F:,ts 41 Oil gram-..
L arb.hy.Jrartes .. .;6l Li) grims
llor.e. 2.91]10 W1 ,r.iTTIS
frupolaion of *:arboli..drite-: o pr ot..in. 7 Ec. I
For ioldieri Uinljir d t .llllt iicdrlTCm anU i--
irot'iln llt ra, rm
fln, ta; Kranie
C.rob l riicrs rt rarit
C ilorn 1 4\ I crams.
I'ror.orinn it carb.h:,hdralts tou pt lei. ,oi tio 1.
2. In rlih -rn-ce that the ration i-a t(finite
quantit. idI rtaita article-s.f l'i-.,, ]ir mran per
dla. there i ni. ration lurni-hed I- the ihClum-
missar, l)ipartmint the unit.:.I m.aisur, being
monle> a' lueand n..t qruantit% But rrim the
figure-' lurI -hnih1d I' the .ul'.-ii[nce Officer,
and nuiLmeri.u inlquir-.:and prt -jn]al irILestiga-
tioni made by thr nenimhcrrs of the Bianil.ui
find that the lootd fiurni-hed to the hotels. mess-
es. kitchens. and employes living clewhere,


68 THE CANAL RECORD l'oL. I'., No. 9.

is of such quantity, quality and variety as to
more i ha n meet the needs of the highest of the
above standards and to enable any employee
to select such articles of food as the nature of
his employment and the amount of exercise he
takes may render best for him. Moreover,
there is no evidence from the records of Ancon,
Colon, and Santo Tomas hospitals, and else-
where, that the ration furnished the Commis-
sion employes is not a well balanced one.
3. The food supplied by the Commissary
having, been shown to meet the requirements
of the best tropical standards, it is our opinion
that no lessening of the sick rate could be effect-
ed by a different ration. As regards the ques-
tion of diet, however, indiscretions and errors
are certainly not more frequent here than in
any other part of the world, though there is
no doubt that there is some sickness which
could be prevented could people be taught to
exercise discretion and intelligence in the
selection of the food they eat.
4. As the determination of the question of
what is the best diet depends upon so many
factors, such as age, sex, race, habits, occupa-
tion, etc., no directions that we could give
would be of any value except in the most gen-
eral way. The consensus of opinion of the best
authorities is that, other conditions being
equal, more sugars and starches, and less pro-
teids, should be consumed in the tropics than
in colder climates, but the particular diet
which is best for any individual should be a
matter for determination by his own phy-
Villages to Be Abandoned.
Inasmuch as the portion of the Panama
railroad between Gatun and Gorgona is to be
torn up after the first of February, 1912, on
account of the filling of the Gatun Lake area
up to 85 feet above sea level, leaving the vil-
lages along the present railroad in that section
in isolation, the removal of inhabitants is being
hastened. Licenses for stores and shops in this
area are not issued as of effect after December
31, 1911. Claims are being adujsted and in
such cases as necessary the inhabitants will be
assisted in their moving.
Villages and settlements which will be
inundated by Gatun Lake when the level has
reached 85 feet above mean tide are: Lion
Hill. Ahorca Lagarto, Bohio, Penas Blitn 1-,
Frijoles, Tabernilla, San Pablo, West San
Pablo, Bailamonos, Mamei, Juan Grande,
Gorgona (partly), Matachin. Bas Obispo
(partly), Auguas Claras, Guarapo, Monte-
vistoso, Monte Lirio, and Limon. A new vil-
lage of Monte Lirio is being built on the re-
located Panama railroad. Other new % ill age
on it at present are New Frijoles and Gamboa.
Half a dozen of the present villages will be
abandoned from causes other than flooding.
They are Miraflores and Pedro .Mi;sml, on
account of construction connected with locks,
and Mandingo Llano, Rio Grande, Cucaracha,
New Culebra and Spanishtown, the existence
of which is not regarded as worth the cost of
their sanitary maintenance.
Some of the material from the hydraulic
excavation at Miraflores is being used to make
a fill southwest of the lower lock site on the
east side of the Rio Grande, between Riley's
spur of the Pacific Division and the Central
Division tracks from Bridge 61 to the bridge
crossing the Cardenas River. The fill will
raise the surface of the swamp 5 or 6 feet.

Method of Raising and Lowering Gates to Regu-
late Water in Lakes.
Each of the twenty-two gates in the spill-
ways at Gatun and Miraflores dams will be
operated by a machine erected in a tunnel
extending the full length of the pillw a,. dam.
Bids for these machines (22 in all) are about to
be advertised for in the United States. An
article d-.,:ribing the gates was published in
THE CANAL RECORD of July 12, 1911. The
drawings reproduced herewith show the
method of operating the gates and the ar-
rangement of the machinery at Gatun spill-
way, and the principle is the same for the
.spillwa. at Miraflores.
The purpose of the spillway and regulating
gates at Gatun is to form a means of keeping


the level of the lake at approximately 85 feet
above mean tide, by affording 3 method of
allowing the flood water of the Chagres valley
to escape withoutt flo.inc over the dam. To
this end a 'concrete lined channel 285 feet
wide ha been made through the center of the
dam, and ac'ro:ss it a concrete dam is being
constructed in a height of 69 feet above sea
level. lt c:ret is on the arc of a circle and it
is 808 feet long. although it closes a channel
only 280 feet wide (At Miraflores the dam
is straight and is 4.31 feet long'. Between
concrete piers rising from the top of this dam
withtheir top- at I 15.5 feet above sea level will
be mounted the regulating gates of the sluice
or Stone-, t,,pe. Each will close an opening
between pier; 45 leet wide. There will be
fourteen on the Gatun spillway dam and
eight at Nlirafloret. Each gate will be built
up of steel sheathing on a framework of
girders, a ill be 46 feet 3' inches long, 19 feet
high, will weigh 42' tons complete, have a
range of motion vertical. of 221 feet, and will
be constructed to stand a maximum head of 18
feft. The gatc- wIl m.'ve on roller trains in
rni.he min the piers, 15' inches deEp, and will
be equipped with sealing devices to make
them nat,rr ti'.ht
The gate machines arc designed to raise or
loher a gate in approximately ten minutes.
A,\ two-inch chain is attached to
' ., each idle of the top of a gate, and
runs thence over a sheave on top
,' of the pier do,,n into a pit in the
- pillKa. dam, in which there hangs
a coointEre-ight of cast iron. The
i..i'. nter'neights on a set of two
chains practically
"i "* balance the weight
" of the gate, so that
S"' the machines need
.t onl\ r overcomethe
-. frictional resistance.
..'", The counterweights
:, are guided, and
travel in pits be-
;' neath the floor of
'.. ,. the machinery tun-
.- .nel. Each weight is
., connected with the
". '.' 9 chain by a bronze
", . ",' screw which is driv-
S"''' en vertically by a
urm wheel nut-
,q motor driven by a
S worm- t he result-
ing movement being
tu raise or lower the
The machinery
*. .ji. tunnel extends the
f' lull length of the
J, spillwa\s within the
dam, and contains
.'- nall the operating
.-'.: machinery. The
-, rew flor lifting the
.... gates pass through
..-' this tunnel, extend-
ingdownward to the
counterweights and
X*: upward to the hoist-
"';- ing chain through
openings provided
for thepurpose. The
ANDCAIN PE in~oWING CHAI\i machinery, located
IGHT AND COUNITERsVEIGHt F1i. inthetunnel,consists

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October 25, 1911.


of the worm nuts warm whetl castings,
motor driven ahalt, and limit -wilth. The
worm wheel casing is anchored bii iounlatii.n
bolts to the CLounterwcight pit cot': at tht.
level of the machinery tunnel fl-or, and ta:kt_.
the thrust of the w,-.rn nut through roller

The imitoar is li.jitil .i ni a bed plate alutit
niidw.aI lier'tetI .-cra ,.- and is Ol)pledl
directly tu ihe drivinilg haltr The dri;ingi
shalt i arriL. a amrm at L-ach end whiLh en-
gave," the warm niil. I'hi driving -halt I.;
siippirtted by i\ aildjirajilal -haft bLvaring,.
Thu 2-iltIh hoi-tninr a hain i- cunratL.-Ld tl tlhe


upper end l.[ the lilting :,ri.w p.--.ini thr.,Ingh
a pipe t1 thl t(ap 1fI the gate pler, run- 'iii r a
Il ia e.' and .a aun it, tEia. iv., %khti rI t i-
f[.a rned a ,n .iappr a.irniat lv,' in ith': I.IL .I 'rh
ktell.a r ul LgrJ\t If th. i L.it .
I1 hi.- ;-in, I rn ll r tr in I h.llt I -l i nie l .11
its iuj ii.,.r ulrn i,i thi. 2 n h 11 h .n 1 h .Iq Itlear.i
in an; ;in i i -I. i.- l, aihirr i p.i--i n; ., i r l \ i
s.h,"ix, .. I., .b lracker h h h,.1 TLknlJ lu the
g it, I hl I -hI r. I% I- l.%tl ni Il I I thI.. r .11I r.
train, It ..,, thi I'rac-ki al. l In it l ,i.i r t i,,.j
shaM anr n.irinall, h litl ija the lrackit Taut
ire 11in ilit- [t i -hI..\ a'.- i ti lit. lr.a 'kt t
niu% i t .nlh I hi. i al. u 1iT i LL ,lt, Ir. 1 i .iia n 'tvI
vatiLtr I h% n tlil- mI \ ul .he.a;. 1 art a n-
V.Ai.til i', .1 i rLil [l n -i I ting In Ong thri e pier,
th a %Jutinlig I hL rulli .r [I ii t. ri-u m',re
rip.,ll \\h,-n th.. ~ati r.ach:lh 4 the ri'nd of
111it the rfllur train i; n% l]] ilear -it the afterr ,
thu_. pruotcting it Ir>.ni t'ating ildebris. Just
bIlurn. tihE r.)ll r train -tart, t.,' riole mire
ra.pidll th.in normal thie gajtc i4 mvt-ed bo iily
upstream a. -hurt ditanLte b'. to rull'.r- near
the rri-., z.a that th' prer.--lir 1 r mi-n,,.j fr...m
the roullr train .n ani l.Ilirug them ti m.in. e Ireel .
The limir -%irt h,p. earail tj thl': irining
-haft, pruie nt[-. ,.'.:r-trat .] at the r. o ends of
rra 'el iiI thih -.crtL b. uittir i(.:ll I:urr.tnt Irum
thi. mn.j-t.r in tile .Ji rt.tl'r n i.if tr.n l The
limnt w ,itth ll[ I he ni-i r t.l .i ra i er.td at
ti: anid- .'* trail ur at .111'. intirmrn dJiat-
pi int A Ijrtal.lh hin. I pra Jing devicet: is-
pr-Jld. l % hlilh i; clamiliid rl i th Ir i;rng
shalt Ahcn in u ,. anjd nlp.i-ratud I", tuiLran.nks
luir -emnergenc [rlIrp,'s'c-.
[et page nlartr will lie allotild t' accumu-
late an the ta.auntarr\:ight pilt, ,raliriaril, and
rh4;,.; pit- will be Ireld itrm'n-i % 'r by rpirtable
pumping ouifitl, Ill \\hih thrie- %ill be pur-
,-Li .ed'J. Ea. h iutfith i\ll ci'n. i-. t .'I a tertircal
cintrilugal pumlp -I 45 ialloni a minute ca-
pa.:lt:, ia din-t a .l2 fi.'t head., ilrni n bi, a
vertical indul tomi'n t1 p. mnitur. the two iragidl
coinnLct .d andl liurmiinr i a unit. whi.ih %ill be
v.aterpri.'ol .i, that thae m.lotr Lan operate
undi.r 3arttr up to a 30-f'jjt hi'.d. E;e bolts
,ur rin-. in th- uppcr -ide ,il ih, hl ca.ing uill
afford a n .ie.di- it' lokeTrnig tli, ,in ilt int,. the
Wi.hington Hotel Reopened.
Thi' \\a-stinLi.un Hotel in Colon, having
hr-been mIn'\d rmrnm thil- ?tc: upon which the new
hoitl i- t-, bei erictr'ed. tu, an adjacent site. has
bctn roiiu-n-.iJ li'r iranient and regular trade.
The minlLer'r ha. been clomnpletel, refinimhid.
Regular in .i- .inr c 11 a. ni ta I p. m., 5 ta 7 30 p. m on working
dla s ianil in ';Linda' andl holidays, fr.,m 5 to
S a 11-1 ll. 0 *i. m. to I 3i p m., 5.30 to 7 l40
p ni A .pt'.ial -se .ice by the card is main-
rained throaiiiqhoun the dlai and until 9 o'clock
at night ooims ma\ be pructirrd ia anny
tirmic ,f the la5 o r night.

A statement ol classified expenditures of the Isthmian Canal Commission to August 31, follows:
Department Department Department I Departrent o,
PERIODS. ol Civil Of Of ConeriluciOun General Items Fortin..i.,-:an Toial.
Admintnirtion Law Sanitadion. and EngineerinR
To June 30. 1909 .. .. .. ..... 3.27 090.29 .. 9.673.539.28 6<9.622.561.42 78 -122 606 In 16U.;745.707 09
Fiscal year, 1910 .. .. .. .. ;0.351 37 I 803.040.95 26.300.167 05 2 863 0"Ot 83 .11 h.?' 64R.20
Fiscal year. 1911 754Q.0713 44 1.717 .92 62 27.463.401.31 3 11 4 14 610 13 048 607.97
July. 1911 .. ..... -;.8o05 21 2.527.35 137.635 83 2084.530.53 I 317 751 38 2 615 340.33
Augut. 1911 74 ;68 45 1.878.27 i56.954 79 2.382.614.7; 350~,o78 9 86 243 14 2 6).438.37
Total ...... .. 5 039.184 77 4.405 62 13.488.963 47 127.753.275 10 84.675.759 e6 ar, 43 1 1 i 231.04 1.831.0,.

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Among the passengers on the Ancon, which
arrived at Cristobal on October 21, were Mr.
W. G. Comber returning from annual leave
of absence; Capt. Mark Brooke, U. S. A.,
who represented the United States in the
transfer of French canal properties on the
Isthmus on May 4, 1904, with Mrs. Brooke,
and Maj. S. D. Butler, U. S. M. C., with Mrs.
Butler and children.
Mr. Edward Schildhauer, accompanied by
Mrs. Schildhauer, returned from the States
on the Colon, which arrived at Cristobal on
October 18.

Missionary Society.
The Ladies Missionary Society of Empire
Christian League held a meeting at the home
of Mrs. E. P. Beck on Friday, October 20,
when the members of the Missionary Society
of the Methodist Church, Panama, were the
guests. There were 46 present. Following
the business session, there was a program
consisting of songs by Mrs. E. M. Keyser
and papers read by Mrs. H. A. Smith, Mrs.
Fuller and Mrs. Fearon. The lesson on
missionary work in Porto Rico was conduct-
ed by Mrs. A. A. Nellis. On Friday evening,
November 17, the society will hold an enter-
tainment in the Commission chapel the pro-
ceeds of which will be used for mission work
in the Canal Zone.

Red Cross Finances.
A financial statement of the Canal Zone
Chapter, American National Red Cross, for
the month of September, follows:
September 1, On hand ......... $3,079.14
September 6, Proceeds of ball at
Gatun for the En-
dowment Fund.. 84.63
Total receipts.......................... $3,163.77

September 6..For deportation of West
Indian in Colon
Hospital to St.
Lucia........... 40.00
September 8..To Treasurer, Nat-
ional Red Cross.
Washington, total
amount of Endow-
ment Fund ...... 709.63
September 9..Relief of wife of
of Spaniard in the
penitentiary ..... 5.00
September 21..Loaned to American
against his vaca-
tion pay ........ 168.00
September 23..Loaned to American
against his vaca-
lton pay........ 161.00
September 'I k1elte of destitute
American negress 25.00
September 25..Relief of negro wom-
an. Colon fire suf-
ferer. ........... 10.00
September 29..Deportation of dis-
abled ex-employee
to Trinidad ..... 20.00
Total Disbursements .......... $1,138.63
October 1..Balance on hand...... $2,025.14
JOHN L. PHILLIPS, Treasurer.
A. rl.r., ,',I"
\n 'i L. SIBERT, Acting Chairman.

Postal Business and Canal Zone Revenues.
During the month of September there were
19,408 money orders issued, amounting to
$451,216.02. Of this amount, $340,976.03
was issued payable in the United States, $109,-
328.56 in the Canal Zone, $779.50 in Martin-
ique, and $131.90 in Costa Rica. The fees
amounted to S2'.,3') 30, and the amount of
orders paid and repaid was $131,009.41.
Postal sales during the month amounted to
$7,339.00, and newspaper postage to $2.23.

The revenue collections for the month were
as follows:
Bicycle and chauffeur licenses,.. $ 41.00
Insurance .:ollction: annual fee-s 50.00
Motorr V., i:h lien". e 63.00
Tax.i lihern.,. ei,: 15,247.67
Mla.:ellan:ou coll-.tic.n; 3.18
Total ........ ................ $15,404.85
Sale of Canal Buildings.
The sale of buildings in the canal villages
of Bohio, Tabernilla, and San Pablo, adver-
tised below, is made because the work is
almost completed in the lake region and
also because the villages will be isolated after
the present railroad is torn up during the
approaching dry season on account of the
impending rise of the water in the lake, due
to the construction of the spillway dam at
Gatun to elevation 50 feet above sea level.
A previous sale advertised resulted in no
satisfactory bid for the whole number of
buildings to be sold at that time being re-
ceived. The Quartermaster's Department
then placed a minimum price on each build-
ing the total being about twice that of the
highest bid received. Already enough build-
ings have been purchased under this arrange-
ment to aggregate more than the original
high bid. The buildings contain good lum-
ber, which is expensive on the Isthmus, and
they are used principally in building houses
along the relocation of the Panama railroad.

Missing Men.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Joseph H. Golding, who is
supposed to be on the Isthmus of Panama, is
requested to communicate with the American
Legation, Panama.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Tim Silberman, at one time
living in El Paso, Texas, and who i, now sup-
posed to be on the Isthmus of Panama. _i re-
quested to communicate with THE CANAL

The steamship Stanley Dollar, from San
Francisco, now in the bay, awaiting a berth
at the Balboa docks, encountered such heavy
weather while in the Gulf of California that
a part of the deck cargo had to be jettisoned.
Twenty thousand feet of lumber, consigned to
dealers in Panama, was thrown overboard.

Sale of Public Buildings.
CULEBRA, C. Z., October 9, 1911.
Sealed proposals for the purchase of any or all of sixty-
five (65) buildings located at Bohio,. Tabernilla and San
Pablo will be received here until 3 p. m., Saturday, Oc-
tober 28, 1911, and then opened. List of buildings and
full information will be furnished on application to any
District Quartermaster or to this office. Proposals
should be accompanied by certified check, post office
money order or cash for 5 per cent of amount of
bid. Successful bidders will be given the Isthmian
Canal Commission freight rate on material contained
in buildings purchased Et.ni1 -ta. .:c.nt aincnc prorrcals
should beendorsed,"Pr..pno il: ic.r the purchaseol butld-
ings," and addressed i-t C-l C A. DE',cL Chief Quar-
termaster, Culebra, C. Z.

Tug Service to Porto Bello, Nombre de Dios, and
Toro Point.
Effective June 26, the following schedule will be
maintained between Dock 13, Cristobal, Nombre de
Dios, Porto Bello, and Toro Point:
Tug Reliance will leave Dock 13 daily, except Sun-
days, at 7 a. m., with two barges for Nombre de Dios,
returning at once with two bargesto Gatun.
Tug Mariner will leave Dock 13 daily, except Sun-
days, at 9 a. m., with three barges for Porto Bello,
returning to Gatun as soon as barges are loaded.
Tug Porto Bello will leave Do-k 13 Saturdas at o
a. I., light, for Porto Bello. This tuar idl Iea .e Porto
Bello, light, at 2 p. min., arrivir ait Dock 4. Colon, in
time for passengers to catch train No 7. leaing Colon
at 4.35
Tug Porto Bello will leave Dock 13 Sundays at 7
p. min., for Porto Bello, returning at once.

Tag jla.zns will leave DoL.k 13 daly, except Sun-
dao. t 6.30 a. m.. iot Toro Point. returned at once.
Tunc ,tarner will leave Dock li Sundays at 9.30
a. m.. jor Toro Point returning 3t once
A tuE will leave Dock 13 on Wednesdays. Saturday.
and Sundayd,'. at 4.30 p. m ior Toro Point., returning
at L.30 p. m.
A tug will leave Dock 13 on the 20th of each
monthlat tb a. m for Porto Bello nd Nombre de Dios,
returning to arr.ie at Dock 4. Colon. abocLt 4 30 p m.

Band Concert
A .:n.,:-iE ill be ci.e-rn by the ltlhman Canrl Com-
ri.i.:.n Bandat C. .,' i. i . C onjnd.,'. October 2n.
'1 I I n : u r. rr. Th- pr,_rarr, tf'cl,,v.
i r.n H pp D.:, Levi
2 r.-cut.r- ,-T e. P,tk L;.i.- Car;-i
3 R.'.,re-i7lc Thj;,ti ( Ilorri;on
Oier urt:-i-,,il Rt.tr" .. Supper
-a, T'.,) Step--B'l. Ktndis
., -Chukeni Re . Daly
n E\ trpt4irom Faut. Gounod
7. Pjr-ir.rrjit-R..,'ked in ite Cradle o the
Deer, .. Loenbetg
i_ C,.'r:l.tetil. MorLe-u-On Trp Toc Hogmer
,. Medle Selec:tlion- R....lte"': Populi,
ro gs ...... ford
if MN r.h-I /,: Etjo!a Prei .... Shay
CHqkLEB E JENNiNG'5. Ma;ilial DireatOh.
T ir i i con.-:rt .ll b 91 en at G itun, C. Z No-
vemrt. t r. m r

Misdirected Letters.
\NCON. C. Z.. October 25. 1911.
The iolloinr in-ufficiently a.ddre.,ed letters. origi-
niing i. the United States and its 'os3sesions, have
been rc.-ived in the ori..e of the Director oi Posts, and
ma I. in:ur-i upon requces of ite addressee:
B.iarrd j Jaimetn. Dr Ed.
Bntrn~- F Kirton Cr.arlee
Br.wrin R Magerhrani. A.
Bro n r.hi- C.tltnrle Markham. C \V. (pkgl.i
Burke lH,nr McNair. Athol C.
tWipin: Mi.I.: .Inn:.,r MAIIr H A.
t:,imiin n PL- 1.Il ion Mr. M3argret
C.,..llr,! N d Nc'.,.'-h a S. \V.
.,lh.rn i Cti Pemberton. Mri. Jac. Rex
t: .: Impto i .I Prior, B-nlrmin 12
D -.,,. G -,.. Rder. PhrIp
D.ew r Ir. GE ,pl.: Siffict A NM.
Fran:,n i .,. lln Siman. L. C.
HAll Ftanrl: Srmith Mrr. L
Hi .;,m:!ir r.:.- :' p arei.hlt w ar -Il j. Robert
iiot.,b: ii. t. N rtgrit Mrs. J. \V.

Tide Table.
TI f:llo0 ir., t aile ah.iw. the timn' oi hish and lot.
tide_ ,t Pnari.mt lor tre nteck eninv Ncvtember 1. 1911
'. -.it m ,rrrd.an tirmei


rtiber 20

NQo,-r, .cr

I.0%. Hiph.-

A N1 A NI1.
~0.) 6 0t0
1 2r) 1 7 0I
I is 1 4,)
i taO 4 1
4 (3 1 .55
3 Is 1 15


6 25
7 45
8 33
9 35
10 50
II .55

SCHOFiELD-BEVERLV-On September 28. at
Geneva. IllInh. Laur Xl1arguerte Beverly ol Maple
Park. III tl. Rlph Aier; S'hof.eld ofGriffrth Ind.. the
Re- G. R Dix.)n urn:-, ,ng C -nal Zone resid.-ncc. Gor-
son. I
TA BER -\ ILCO\ -On Oc i obe r 12. 1011 at i.C. C.
Ch-iapl itril.,l J.:n, Harling Taber. of Gorgona to
J. rn,.r L I, .:.,. 0r. M.anitec,. MNlchran. Eto Ri... C rl
H Elhl.-tt fft,., .I .nc iaInal 2nne itend.tr.cc. Empire
I' '. RRkl-F.-ikb.iNKS-On Sep,,rbEr 17, in
Aric:on. M, rtl': Ftbnks ul Tbernll [i,t Edwin H.
.lrrr,. if GCr,:.na the .Rev ilarr.' Compton.

O,;,DFi-HLGH--O'n Sept:rIl.eer ",. at Ancon.
A.1,-la1d M Hlgli GI \1 asahrgton. D C to S3muel E
l'o.d: the R-.v liarrv Compniton olfnitinng
BERN \LL -BRR\\ S-Ori OLctber I .Mvrtle Bar-
-r;.- to WVilliam F. BLrnell. boih of Pedro MNliuel. the
R-% Harr C.oimpton officiating.

The f1llIoi,,ng e',e3l. arrived -it or dlepartej from.
h,, prr Ot R looodurni tuie .ek ending October 21:
.Arri i--O.tobehr It '%a, Jutit from San Francisco;
iO.toner Ib t lafrt., I rorai t ll .1.. October 16. Gaut-
emauia rom Cillliu, -iarc':or, tIo. 4 -te. r.:m San Fran-
cis.:.. U:l1i'.L-r '1 K,:n.u- Li.i fron Sran Francisro.
Departlre--r..touer 17 fa.hiuea. to Callao: Oc-
torer I; Quito. in Gui i.a ui. October IS. Lergelt. to
,'in Frr.-.;-r,.o 0-.tobr IS, Ilanga Revta to San Fran-
Cico Oi:tober In.. Chi.r. it. GCJASayiuil. DCtober 19,
'fnni).aanai. to San Fran.:cis, October 21. Palne
to Valparaiso.

Vol. V., No. 9.

October 25, 1911.



Old Lahorers To Be Retained.
CL'LERRA C Z. October 16. 11 I
The following is quoted from a report submnitted by
the office of the Secretary to the Commiission.
"There have been several Sp.nith laborer; in th,s
office of late who were ditchargerd b. the Quartermas-
ter's Department at Balboa. The.- claim.d that .,bnut
10 Spaniards were discharged on ji.AOunt Ii re-luction
of force" in one wrek from S.ot0':mb.r 20 to 2P. anrd
that 13-cent West Indian laborer. were taken on in
their place.

I do not consider that it is good puony at thlii timi- to
substitute West Indians for Euro-eran. li thi. is being
done in the Ouartermaster s Deportmenr, plea.i: i-sue
orders to stop it.
I am also advised that work wa, iounil iccnllv itor a
small gang of new anivals from Sdpain, anl th:t. i;j'k.
ers at the laborers' meeting at La,' Cai.;ads. yr'eLerdlj
referred to this and complained bitterly that mn-n itho
have served for years were being laid off to nimake room
for these new arrival. Th1.r, is Ijui,tc in thi com-
plaint.and Ido not wint an$ more nrw men emplo,.'tI
while se are discharging l3beirr Wri;itmn :3tisiactory
records on account ol reduction in force
Chalirmjr illd Chiurn Eitnrnfr

Acting Superintendenr, Mechanical Di vision.
CLtEBRA.C Z October 16 1911
Effective October 17 1011 M1r J i Ea;son i.ill acit
as Superintendent of the- Xle-:han.cal Dit.'iion during
the absence of Mr A L Robinson on live.
thnariman s it- Ch I iif r mrii'i

Surcharge for U S. Army.
CULEBRA. I. Z t(J.obfer 20 191
Effective this date. the lieTme urchjrge it ill apri.I on
material and labor furnished ,iletacIhmnt- of the
United State,-s rmystationed on the' L.nal Zone -. ? on
material and labor furnished tile Government rit h.
Canal Zone. GEO. W'. GOETHALS
Chairman alnd Chriff Lnne,'

Gatun-Culebra Labor Train Transporta ion.
CULtERA. C. Z.. October 20. 1911
CtRCULan No. 416:
On and after November 1 1911 no cdah Ifares are to
beaccepted on the Gatun.Culebra labor train
Twenty-trip tickets. uone dollar each hli.' b-ecn
provided [or those perions authoriz.rd to ur tihis triir
and will be on sale at the office of the Divi.s.,n Ecrine.er
at Gatun. beginning October 20 1911 Theie ticket..
will be accepted on the train at an. time- th,-reafter
The pads of tickets must b-. presentedl to the ton-
ductor. who will deta-:h tickets for the trip
Only those who are authorized h% the Cr.airm'in ind
Chief Engineer. or the Dt.ision Engineer of the .stian-
tic Division. shall be permitted it use thiu train
All emplo, ei of the Atlantic Di.ision are required to
obtain their tickets from the office or te Diviinn
Engineer at Gatun Any other persons authorized to
use this train can secure twenty, -trip tickets iruni the
Single trip Ltikets of five cenit each % ill be isol it the
office of the Di'rsion Engineer at Gatun only in .4-.Cial
cases GEO. W. GoErTHiLs.
Chairman and Chiaf lEnginer,

Quarantine Period in Plague Cases.
ANCON. C 7 October 21 1911
The Chief Sanitary Officer directs that in future the
Quarantine period for passenger' and mLimh.rs oi the
crew of all vessels coming to the port of Balboa or Colon
from plague infected ports, be esxended from isi to
seven full days from the hour of leaning the infected
In case a plague suspect s tLakin from the ir-rsel at
Quarantine on Teaching the Isthmiu.ir dineis Uhle the
vessel is en route to the Isthimu tIoe full s' V1n 1l.iy
period shall be reckoned from tme renosal '.f th- Eai,'n-
gers and the disinfection of the ship at lthe Qu tranime
Station. where suspects should be isolated he cont.icts
segregated to themselves. and the other ia&s.'ri:ars
segregated as far as possible in groups
Passengers being held in Quarantine. Ahen ill from
any cause atl the time of landing or who dlevrlop illness
irrespective of the cause, while being held at the Quar-
antine Station. must be at once isolated. given special
attendance, and not discharged from Quarantine until
authorized by the Chiel Quarantine Officer. to whom all

case, -houlrl bc r, port ci on il t h.rl f r itplo"-.m. ofl.illneps,
In IIh. J.i4.n.C ol0 i\IC C hlPf i u.?ir.antin' Orff.ccr from
IIIL teld l i'i ,,.. ure. it .,inl .1 s of illin ut d..',L .n d.J psi-
s..nvets inning Irunl ril- n ii d art. ,hall be reported
lirc.m i sll to tl., office f'rt I., ttl. phone. to be fol-
loiied by letter


Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associa.
Th. s,:hedule .:.I moving pTi:tre r-ni-rt ,rnmr'ntn ior
the week ni O,toh.er 30 to No,. nl-:r 41 i I .lloli.:
l.onilia,'. C-oron.i Tii -l.1.1 Gatun 1. .-r.1ti'l.- ,,
Cri tobal. Thurcd.i% Cult br. Frid Em.i,r'. .-it-
urd'ay. Co-ioz'il
The _tanclmig of ll.' I.thmlrn Bov Imns Lr:u agu.- as
Tc.ri 1to n Lo.t P C.
Empirc 1, I 3 7?'
Gn '.in 29 1I t,0
C r. .h-Ii 1 2' 2 1 12t
Goriaon a 2 1 521
M innl 1i- 241 20
Ctilebrd Ir ;2 tI3
The iaindirne oi the kIthmain BakrEt Ball Leai u- is
a. ?,ill,.: -
Cr, taohral 3 0 I 000
Culukbra 2 I 667
Gor con.a 2 667
Gain 2 I 667
E'nr.irt 1) 000
Coroina 0 1 i000
Thr ra ulth' of basket ball gamern. pla,:d O.: ober 1.,
lll.i Cri-..-bal 23 Culebra 7. Goriorira. 23 Empire,
11 I.Gtun 16. Corozal 5. g'ame. to be played O-..ober
1ig are. C'ritnh.ial .'i Curozal f'.)rron .i at Lul.br.i;
C(.-tn at Empire
Thi- f.llo.ain .ire, th.e r.sTiii; of hie le.'a ,e bo.ahI ng
c..ic i...r rh.e u-:rk
Ti ,.l.. 7,n.-air' Il..f.ber tV
I ulerbr. Camp Eli"tt
l.'ngdel 1\4 I ; 2 4 I -.ullii3an 142 11' 146
H rring'ton 1I7- 11.4 'Weight 180 II l 141
Dr..oll I ; ; 1SI) I I0 tIou. ]:, 6 1 4 1i;'1
Ct st 1 t4 1 '; 1 :Ir4 .1.art 1 1 1 192 15'
Do.il hert 23" 212 Iil A.i ml- tn 1 : 3] : 121
( u -hin I S1

Tonil "IU f3t s11 805 :36 :19
lht.:hell 14n 1 =. lRS N, :Dc.na'ld 15 14; 118
Bri n 11.' 1 it. 10 Jauke 115 151
Sl,biumn IY- I; 1I1- E.ttelle I I15 105I
Baumer 131 I 1.I Kroiuh 17I I1 ; 1 26
Fa. I;27 1 4 I il M1artin It6: Il 117
( ilald' I ;S
Tnlial 04 "11 ir,;r 1 ;t.8 641
SjraJul nju il ii twifr ?I
CulaLra Gc.rg.)nj.
H"rrington ; ,0 144 1!0 \rnold 144 157 Is7
W ..r nrr 14; 142 l'/. 'Suimi 1I ; 15 1 '5
DrI.coll 151 171 1;1 W urdi.rman i t II' 14I
i.'a e I' -1 168 )4 irr 1 : 168 176
Dougherts 176 1tO 136 R.,r.er ISO 153 I'1

Total. 825 8,14 805 ;;2 754 782
Hich ,.c.re. mad'- Jluring the week i.ere an follow s:
,g Pin -DuLa.uhelier 35 ?12 Nleng.I. 224. rate. 203,
20. ,arnor 211I Du, kpin- Bartlett. 115 109;
Hola..rt 10. 101 Palmer 103 Mcllkine I ll Fox
There will lb' a concert at the clubhiou.e cn Sunday;
O.-:tober 2(1

Theiollwaing high scnre- aere bowled on the illys
-luring the past week Ten Pins-Pirki,. 15.3 Pinney,
203 204. '20 2113, Rode ghiro 21;. Spunr.k n4 -,us-
taves-on 222 Huson. 216 Dii:kpin--Dakrn. 103 Pin-
ne' 100 Grund. 102. Piinm. 101.
Empire' took three cam'.3from the Canl.mp Ellicti team
in thI- eIPgue seirts on SatLurrda$ ictaohr 21. on the Em-
pire alley a the .sores wiere .as l'llou,]
Empir:-. C miap Elliott
Gii't icson 168 171 20 Erclih 12b 178 152
Stiunks 170 145 174 Krulel i1 2 14i 146
GCirham l88 110 1: MI. Dorel 1;4 15.i 1.43
P,.iir- n I' Ih 19 l ink- 142 124 1.3
]lu-on If.; I5 11l 2 i ltal,.h 148 I1 108
TotLal s78 78i4 '1n 722 746 6192
On lih Camr. Elliott aille Silur.li) (Ictobr 21
Caminp Elliott look Ilhri. 1 .im111 from Empir'
i lihe meeting oif thr lteir. -,cieti held on Friday.
tl the'r '0 thIe ith'h.a" 'Rr'ol a.d. th.lt tonien should
be ll'en LIle rihlit of JFlra' IA n-On hn thf nrt hlln-.i
The ItM meri lng tu ill h I.1.1 oin Fridal'j Ostlob r ?"
The 1 mn:isiun pictures havr arrived and arson sale

at the desk. Those who placed orders for these pictures
should call for them as promptly as possible.
At themonthly song servi.ec wi '-rinrlz, ,.--nine i.'.-
tober 22, a short program wa- rinliir, d 'l their Aimn
Trio, followed bya Iilk b, C II Elihrt oal (uln alter
which the regular song service was held.
Gatun "nn 11l threr games of holinc iruin Cristobal
atGatunon Situr.lv evening October 21. Gatunalso
won two games at Cristobal.
Gatun defeated Corozal in the match game of basket
ball on Saturday evening, October 31. The score was
16 to 5. Mr. W. H. Warr ol Empire acted as refreee.
A club for the discussion of s.oral reform questions
is being organized at the clubhouse.
The following bowlers have rolled 100 or over during
the first half of October, in all 36 games: Delano, 1;
Teall.6;Claherty,3; Bail.. .Ruth 2,Vierbuchen,4;
Wells, 3; Doyle, 2; ('iri.-r I. G.rr. 1; Wurster, 4;
Green, 2; Barte, S. Eight men rolled 200 or over in
ten pins during the first half of October: Beattie. I;
Myers, 1; Chamberlain, 1; Galloway, 1; Hodges, 2;
Severn, 4; DeMoll, 1; Barte, 4. DeMoll and Hodges
lead in the ten pin ragtime tournament, score. 1.100.
Green and Wurster lead in the ten pin ragtime, score,
573. Galloway's game of 225 in ten pins and Barte's
game of 124 in duckpins are the highest so far for Oc-
The standing of the leaders in the pool tournament
up to October 21, was as follows:
Name. Won. Lost. P. C.
Bailey ............ 3 0 1.000
Jones............. 2 0 1.000
Shiler ............. 2 0 1.000
Young............ 1 0 1.000
T- higlhe ...... 1 0 1.000
NI..-K ..... 3 1 .750
The billiard tournament wil begin on Thursday
night with ten players.
There was an attendance of 53 at the Literary and
Delitine Club on Wednesday evening, October 18.
Th ibjr.', of "Disarmament" was discussed. Decis-
ion was in favor of the negative.
The basketball team won the game played with the
Culebra team on the local floor Saturday evening, Oc-
:ober I I., ,'-ir'-r2of3 to The Cristobal team thus
:ikr -r.i pina. .n the Ithirit n Basket Ball League.
The Gatun bow'Ing team took two games out of three
from the Cristobal team on the local alleys on Satur-
day evening. October 21.
The scores were as follows:
Gatun. Cristobal.
Dickson.... 158 171 169 Gibson..... 168 148 155
Myers ..... 178 170 108 Blackburn.. 145 159 151
Durand ... 205 172 203 Collins..... 166 145 173
Beattie. 162 171 168 Bullard.... 182 168 198
DeMoll .... 175 150 160 Louch..... 177 160 183
Total.... 878 835 808 838 780 860
At the next moving picture entertainment Messrs.
Glick and Weston will entertain the audience during
change of films.
The regular session of the Debating Club. scheduled
for November 1, has been postponed until November 8
at which time an address will be delivered on "Abraham
Lincoln," by Mr. W. F. Morrison.

Supplies for the Canal.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cris-
tobal, Colon and Balboa, during the week ending Oc-
tober 21:
Mackinaw, October 14, from San Francisco, with
1,090 pieces redwood lumber, for Mechanical Division.
Allemania, October 16, from New York, with 30
pieces steel beams, for Panama Railroad Company;
50 coils galvanized wire. 42 kegs horse shoes. 75 case
water coolers, for stock.
Colon, October 18, from New York, with 156 barrels
clay, 140 drums calcium carbide, for Mechanical
Division; 59 kegs bolts, for Pacific Division; 141 kegs
bolts. 6 cases wire cloth. 36 crates locomotive crane, for
Atlantic Division; 21 cases castings, 35.barrels rosin,
12 cases hose. 30 barrels sea coal facing, 10 cases blast-
ing batteries. 20 reels wire rope, 22 drums oil. 50 kegs
wire nails. 83 bundles iron pipe, 122 pieces iron pipe, 25
cases paper napkins, for stock; 30 cases drugs, and sun-
dries, for Sanitary Department; and a miscellaneous
cargo, the whole consisting of 1.417 packages, weighing
265 tons.
Tarrialba, October 19, from New Orlk n. nith i112
pie.e, piling for Atlantic Division: 175 pi-c, tits Icr
Pa< ifi. D,itiron. 3,364 pieces lumber, 17 pieces piling,
29 cases brass bolts. 124 bundles hand cars. for stock;
38 .i.*' insandled ent lanil,-. In pi.- i loI inmotlic tiie&.
for NIc.'haniral Dit ion
Zacepa. October 19, from New York. with 37 crates
handles, 1 I cases'files. for'stock.
Almeriani October 20. from Liverpool, with 200 bar-
rels crude carbolic acid for stock,




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. m., and 2.30 to 7 p. m.
Ancon, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 6 p. m.
All others, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 to 7 p. m.
Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning October 21, 1911.
Mutton-Stening per pound................ 6
Shoulder. neck t trimmed off, (4 pounds
and over), per pound............. 9
Entire forequarter (not trimmed), 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
Ljmnh-St,:iinQ perpound................... 6
EnIire iorequarter, neck trimmed off,
per pound ........................ 9
Leg (5 to 8 pounds), per pound........ 20
Chops, per pound................... 24
Cutlets, per pound.................. 24
'.'ell-Steing. per pound. 10
Shoulder. for roasting (not under 4
pounds) per pound ................. 12i
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......... t20
Beef-Suet, per pound...................... 2
Soup, per pound...................... 5
Stew, per pound ..................... 8
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 12
Corned, No. 2. per pound.............. 10
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound ..................... ....... 12
Pot roast, per pound ......... 121
Rib roi,t. second cut inot under 3J
pound pe. er pound................ 16
Rib roast. rirst 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 ............... 12
Round, per pound.............. 13
Rib, per pound................. 18
Sirloin, per pound .............. 19
Rump, per pound ...............19
Porterhouse (not less than 11
pounds), per pound........... 20
Tenderloin (Western), per pound. 24
Caviare, Russian, per tin.................. 47, 89
Livers-Beef. per pound..................... 7
Calf, each.................. ....... 60
Half, each ..................... 30
Steak, Hamburger, pkg ..................... 13
Sausage-Bologna, per pound................ 10
Frankfurter, per pound............. 12
Lieberwurst, per pound............. 10
Devonshire Farm, per pound........ 17
Sweetbread-Veal, per pound................ 1.20
Beef, per pound................ 25
Egvs. fresh, dozen .. .. 32
one-hali dlo enonl>' . ... 17
Plu-r:,i 1 fr.:h. per pound . . ... 14
tIIlst ut. Ire Ih. per pound . 15
Shads ir.,h. ach 70
il.3-ad1 r : Ire_.h. per pair 35
Opt..r.. I lIt .e I t-r kec 50
Chickens-Fancy roasting, :rmilk fed. a rge each t1.35
Fancy roasting, milk f.d med Ch 1.00
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 41
pounds, each................... 90
Fowli each .......60, 70, 80 90, 1.00
Duck. Western. -,hout 4 pounds, each....... 1.00
Bro.i,ri milkl e.. .. .. ............... t.70
corn fed, each...................... t60
Turkeys, per pound......................... 26
Squabs, each ............................... 35
Capons, each............................... 2.10
Fryers, corn fed, each....................... 60
Partridges, each...... ................... 50
Grouse.each............................... 50
Ham-German, Westphalia, per pound........ 36
Sugar cured, per pound............... 20
Sliced, per pound......... 22
Half, for boiling, per pound 21
Boid. per pound ... 28
HFlcki t.r po. nd . .. 8
Todd' Sninhfiel.J \ ra .n per pound.. 30
III:t.n-BreaLt'li uic lr. p.e.:e per pound 23
Breakia.t liced., per pounds 24
P.orl. ilt family. per poun . 13
il tongues. each. 1.00
Pig'" Iee.. per pound. 9
Tflng.ie. pl pound 18
Sliced bacon in Ipound tint. per tn 30
In 1-pound jars, per jar.......... 30
Butter-Creamerv special, per pound t.. 35
CIheeae-Roquelort. per pound ........ 38
Phila-lelphia cream cake. ..... 10
Philidehiphia cre.arn. Like ... ..... . 18
Voung America. pe pouud .......... 20
Swiss. per pound ....... ...... 26

darm. each .............. .......... .00
Neufch elc .. .. ..... 6.
Goudi per poundn.. ............ 34
Milk .Certinfi-d per bottle.. .... *25
Buttermilk hottll- ... . . ..... 15
Fer-mil-lac, bottle .... .......... ....... 25
Ice cream, quart ........................... 25
i-gallon......................... O50
Beets.per pound.. ... ............ 3
Celery. per head . ......... 6
C abbage. per pound .. ......... 4
i uc iiu beis, per poJnd .. ............ 4
I rrgc.ts. per pcun .i ............. 3
C luhldocer. per pojnid ............. 7
Lettuce, per pound ......................... 12
Onion3. per pound ............... 31
Peppr..r gr-n per r.ouiad ..... .......... 10
Pp.tato.. iwe t Amrnr,_'n oer pound......... 3
Puta.uoes whit., per pound ................ 3
sweet, per pound .................. 2
Pe.-r, alligator each. ...... ............... 6
Pjrsnnip.. r'-r p...iun.J ....... ......... 4
Romaine, per pound ....................... 15
cQ j Lh r', r pound ............ .......... . 3
Turnips ptr pound......................... 3
Tomatoes, per pound ....................... 6
Yams, per pound........................... 3
Apples, per pound.......................... 5
Cantaloupes, each ............. ........... 110
Grapes, per pound..... ................... tlO
Grape Fruit, each ....................... 4
Lemons, dozen ............................ 24
Limes, per 100... ... ..................... 80
Oranges, California, per dozen ............... 36
Oranges, per dozen.................. ....... 12
Peaches, pound ........................ .... 10
Plums, perpound........ 1................... 0
Pears, per pound ......................... 6
Inrtct`c t.duc.tionr from li.'l list
**InJiate l cent ., n .ll.:.,:a 1r r turn of bottle.
Tlnd.d -it S advance .1n 1J"t I,1 t
.)I.J only from ..nt.mmnr.rle, rno orders taken for
Rainfall from October 1 to 21, 1911, Inclusive.


Pacific Section
*Miraflores ....... ........
Pedro Miguel ...............
Rio Grande.............
Central Section-
Culebra... . ...........
*Camacho ................
nil-..: .

lut, m I n. .
l MIII. .... ........
E l % 1 1 .. .........
T r, nll ......

Bohio....... ............
Atlantic Section-
Gatun........ ..........
*Brazos Brook..............
Colon ...................
Porto Bello ......... .......
*Nombre de Dios...........



13 10

*Standard rain gage-readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations-value
midnight to midnight. tTo 5 p. m.. October 20.
Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagre. River flor the week
ending midnight, Saturday Octohber 21 IQll. All
heights are in feet above mean sea level.

DAY AND DATE. igia. 0 .

00 P
Sun., Oct. 15... 127.8 93.8 46.5 15.2 15.1
Mon.,Oct. 16.. 126.4 93.0 45.6 15.0 14.8
Tues.,Oct. 17.. 127.7 93.8 47.0 14.8 14.6
Wed., Oct. 18.. 128.6 94.5 47.6 14.9 14.6
Thurs Oct. 19. 127.5 94.1 47.6 15.0 14.7
Fnri. Oct 20... 127.8 94.0 47.4 14.9 14.8
St Oct. 21... 127.5 94.0 48.4 15.6 15.1
Height of low
water....... 125.0 1 92.0 44.01

LOST-In Ancon, gold locket from. watch fob with
monogram on the back "T. L. R." A reward is offered
for its return to Dr. Thos. L. Ramsey, Ancon Hospital.

Lost-Canal Medal No. 1,350, Bar 826. Reward if
returned to H. A. Hart, Division Engineer's Office. Em-


The following is 3 list of the sailenge of the Panama
Railroad Steam-hip Comirpanyi; ol the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Conipan : of the Hamburg-American
Line. and of the United Fruit Company's Line; the
Panama Railroad Compan)'s date being subject to
Panama.......... ... P. R. R Tuesday.. Oct. 24
Allianca. ....... ... .. P. R. R .Tuesday...Oct. 31
Colon P. R. R Monday...Nov. 6
Advance.... ...... P. R. R.Saturday Nov. 11
Panama . ....P. R. R Saturday Nov. 18
Alianca P. R. R Friday ....No\ 24
Arncon P. R. R Tuesday.. Oct 31
Advance. ... P. R R. Monday.. .Oct. 30
Panama .... . P R R Sunday. Nov. 5
Allihnca ... .P. R. R.Saturday.. Nov. It
Colon .. .P. R. R.Sraurday .Nov 18
Advan..e .. P R R.Fnrday. No.. ?4
Pr,n2 Aucu.-.t W.helm.. .H -A .Saturday..Oct. 21
Sant. Mart U. F. C Thursday. Oct. 26
Pnnz Sig.mund.. H.-N.. Friday... Oct. 27
Tnames R. M Saturday. .Oct. 28
let.apan LU. F. C..Thursday...Nov. 2
Prnz Joachinm H.-A Saturday...Nov. 4
Za,.apa U. F. C.Thursday.. Nov. 9
Prinz Emel Friedrc:h H..A .Friday .. Nov. 10
ITrent R. M. Saturday Nov. 11
Almirante L F C Thursday Nov. 16
Prinz Aucuat Wilhelm. H.-A. Saturday... Nov 18
Santa -I alia LI. F. C.Thursday...Nov. 23
Prinz Sitgimund H -A.. Fnday... Nov. 24
Orub .... R NI Saturday.. Nov. 25
tletapan ..U. F. C Thursday.. Nov. 30
Prinz Joach m .. H.-A Saturday. .Dec. 2
Zacap3 U.F C. ThurAday ..Dec. 7
Prnz Eir.el Frn-inch .H -A Friday. Dec 8
llagdalna R NI Saturday.. Dec. 9
AIlmnrane .U.F. C Thursday .Dec 14
Prinm Augu tWilh.lmi H .A Saturday... Dec. 16
Sanita Marta. ..l. F. C .Thursday.. .Dec. 21
Prinz Sieg mund .. H.-A. .Friday.... Dec. 2

Zi'-'ap .. .
Prin Entel Fnedrich
Trent ...
Almr rante . .
* Prnz Augast Wlhelm.
Prinz Sigismund
OruDa .... .. .
Prinz Joachim. .
Zacapa. ........ .
Pr.nz Ettel Fri.dnch .
Mlagdalena . .
Pnnz Augus t Wilhelm
Santa Mara .
Prnz Sriemund
Clyde ... . ..
Mlerapan .. .
Prinz Joachim...

U. F. C .Thursday..Oct. 26
.H.-A Saturday. Oct. 28
.R. NI Tuesday. Oct. 31
..U. F. C Thursday.. Nov. 2
.H.-A... Tuesday... Nov. 7
H.-A Saturday. Nov. 11
R NI Tuesday.. Nov. 14
U. F.C Thursday...Nov. 16
H.-t .Tuediy... Nov. 21
U. F.C Thursday...Nov. 23
H.-A S.atirday .Nov. 25
R. M..Tuesday. .Nov. 28
U. F. C.Thursday.. Nov. 30
II .A .Tuesday.. .Dec. 5
11 F. C Thursday... Dec. 7
.H..A. Saturday. Dec. 9
. R.M..Tuesday....Dec. 12
_i F.C.Thursday...Dec. 14
H.-A Tuesday. .Dec. 19
.LI. F. C.Thursday...Dec. 21

Abangarez.... .. .. U. F. C..Saturday ...Oct. 21
Cartago ..... ..U. F.C.Wednesday.Oct. 25
Atenas. .... Li F C Saturday. ..Oct. 28
Turrialba U. F. C. Saturday.. Nov. 4
Heredia . U. F. C.. WVednesday Nov. 4
Abangare U. F C..Saturday.. Nov. 11
Cartago .. .. U. F C W'eduesday.Nov. 15
Carnlo ........ .U. F. C.. Thursday..Oct. 26
Turralba .... .. . FC..Thursday. Oct. 26
Cartago ...... ... U. F. C.. Thursday.. Nov. 2
Abangatez.... ..... LI. F. C. Thursday..Nov. 2
Tivives .. ...... .... U. F. C..Thursday..Nov. 9
Arenas .... ... . U. F. C. Thursday.. Nov. 9
1Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for New
Vork via Kingston at 10 a. m. on sailing dates. The
Purnz August rithiilm and Prmns Joachim call at
Santiago de Cuba. on both outward and homeward
Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alter.
nate Tuesdays. at 10 a m.. for Southampton on alter-
Date Tuesdays at 10 a. m.
United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans
direct. leate on Thursdays at 3 p. inm.: ships for New
Orleans in the c service on Thuradaysat 4p. m.;
ships for New Vork via Kingston on Thursdays at II
a. m.: for Bocas del Toro on Mondays at 6 p. m.
The Le land steamship Asian will sail for Texaa
City direct on the 30th inst.

Vol. 1'., No. 9.




The Canal Record
Published weekly ,ndr th,* aathanrt. and ituperi : tca of
the lithtialln Canal (.. mnnisS mIn.

The Canal Reeord is e-d free of ic urge une ,fay
each. to all employes of the CG'irjll .,n in' l 3 ianj tsa
Railroad ( ampdnta a houl'r aJP, are ,**'. ta.r ,old r,4..
Extra i.-y-.ei arid ta.k nmb, a'oi be ob 'tal'a from the
anets stands of the Pan.-ma KR.-,l.-id L'ompny fot fire
cents each.
Address all Communicrations
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmus of Panama.
No conmuasnifirtn tiThe r (n r -,awrtu or requelMing
informaullo", wIll rev' re J UfLWntii r, tils: sie n'.d utnh the
ful name and add,. ssi JIf ie i.,

Bound Volumes of The Canal Record.
A limited number of bund ca.ipici of \ol
ume 4 if THE CANAL RECORD %till \-r.i.n be
ready for distribution fur official purpoes.e.
These copie, will be marked FOR OFF ICIAL
USE ONLY-Properly of I1. C. C Head, of(
Department- are- reqgurited to advise, the
Secretary ul the Commi-'s-in at Ancon of the
number of thee v,.'lume- that they will require
for use in their dcpartnit nt-, citing th, name<-
of the persons to hUim the,, shuold be sued
Innrr Ilarbor at racifie Fnrrance.
Excavation of the ba-in of the permanent
harbor at the Pacific entrance wa, begun on
October 20 by the ladder dredge Badeer which
is removing the pi liing bctmeen the Canal
channel an'l ihe lier eaters of .he Rio
Grande. ehich empties into the Pacific nppo-
site the sand wharf at Balboa. eat of the
Canal. The portion of the -pit to be taken out
lies between Station 2,242 and Station 2,200.
the latter being about 4,200 feet from the
southern end of the spit. The average width
of the section to be excavated is about 1.000
feet, so that its area is approximately 90 acres.
Its surface is now S feet above mean sea level,
and it is submerged at extreme high tide.
It is to be excavated to a depth of 40 feet
below mean tide. Borings show that to this
depth the material to be excavated is practi-
cally all mud and cla).
Within a short time another dredge will join
theBadger in this work Thi- is only a portion
of the excavation for the inner harbor as the
present plans call for a ba'in of about 246
acres. Plans for the dloks have not yet been
decided upon.
Naos Island Trestle.
The building of a double track trestle 30
feet wide, from the end of the present one
on the Naos Island breakwater to the island.
a distance of 2,700 feet. will begin next week.
for the purpose of increasing the amount oi
spoil that may be dumped daily and thus
hastening the completion of the breakwater.
In building the trestle rows of piling,

transv'erse to the a.xi., v.ll be irik in at inter-
valse of 13' feet. Each row ,r be nt will t.n-
tain 9 piles, the 7 inside piles to be alr\en
straight. while the a-utside pile- v.ill ha\' a
batter of 2 inches to a foot The cap oif .arch
bent will bc 12 by 14-inch h% 3jif.t, an.I -a. h
trackway ti ill rest orn fiir stringers. 6b L., lo
inches anid 28 feet longi, laid on the caps at .i
height of 11 feet above mean 'ca level. There
will be a space beto een the tie o-f thE-tworra-ck,
of about ten fecr and in this, ill bc built track
for the pile driver, thus allotsing it to drive
on either side of the tr-.stle vsiihout muaing
from the center track. The pile- %ill be 70
feer in length, with auxiliar' pil:s -10 feect long.
which may he spliced on it the penetration re-
quires a longer pile At -uch pint- there %%ill
be four srood splice-plate:. eAch 3 b'.1 tin.hes.
and ti let:t l..nI and bolted o-n v ith six ;-inch
machine b.,lts through the pile,
Bet .in the present en-i ,,f the tri:tile and
Nat- I-land, scow- ha-.e been dumping rock,
both to f,,rm a base f..r the breakwater anti t.-
steady the iilc-0 which v.ill be driven through
this spoil ti the rock bclnu. The aCerage
depth to rock is about 60 feet below mean sea
leIl. and the scions are laying a ba-c about
200 feet wide. Since the -inking of th tres-tle
does not begin until the top -it the fill isabfent
mean tide, th, fill %ill be made ta,- that ele'va-
tion clear (ct to the island Thin the r- -
mainder of the fill %%ill be madi bl,. train.
dumping from the island end. In thi-, a',.
an,. sinking of trestle due to the jar .lf unla d-
ing %ill occur at the oucter end. and thi. dumnip-
ing a-f spoil betvern the point 'f s-ulb.-il ne
and the mainland need north be interfered eith.
Garun Dam.
A natural depression mar the downstream
edge of the east wing of Gatun Dam. about
300 yards from the spillway, is being filled
with spoil from the pipeline suction dred.ec
No. 86, which is working in a borrow pit
near the French channel. The fill still rein-
force the dam and do away with a malarial
swamp. It will require about a quarter of a
million cubic yardss of material After the
hydraulic filling has raised the surface of the
areato that of the adjacent ground. carth and
rock will be dumped on it from trains.
From the upper edge of the east wing of the
concrete intake at Gatun spillway,. a trec'li
has been built parallel t,- the Li-i of the
stream and in line with the in'tre.im -ide :of
theconcrett work. to the pint whi ri a fnriner
trestle crosse, the spillway gap, alomn the
upper edge of the dam Dumpiimni fr-_nm the
nec treutle t.is- begun .Mond.t inr.i ist i pur-
poed to fill ii, the spare btte-'.n the tre-itk-s
and the es.-ilt I ,in. rai-ine the surface from .in
average of 1.3 to-t above eakvel to plus 45-
feet. Appromxmately, 75.01.11) cubic aril-s ,t.l
spoil 'ill le r.- uirel for trlii fill
Miraflorer Locks.
Excavation for the lower chamber of Mira-
flores Locks cut across what was once the

channel of a mall river, as is shown by the
strata of gra %elly material with which the bed
haJ bccr.me filled. To block poas-ible slides of
thr- lsope earth. ith, dirt is being removed to
bi dro'k ecral leiEt back of the line of the lock
v-all and hole, drilled into the rock for
the in-rtion of st, I rails, around which, as
reinlor.-ement, a cuolcr:ete retaining wall is
to be conntruct'I Excavation at this point
i dr.c, n to (hr ultimate required level, 55 feet
biEle,. me'in tide.
The Pa'ific Di,-inn has finished the elec-
trical %,iring :,nd connecting for berm crane
"'F.." li-mantldl at Pedro Miguel Locks and
rebuilt at Miratlurt-s by the McClintic-Mar-
sh-ill C..mpanyr. and the crane has begun
placing ioncreti in the east side wall of the
upper lo).k chaml.,er. This is the fourth and
la-t of the berm crane- to be moved. There
remain at P:-Jru Nlaiu I Locks two cantilever
chimbr crane,- which can still be used to
adxana..e in placing the remainder of the
concrete th:ri. in making ba, kfill and in
carr, ingi mschiner.'.
Fortification Work.
\Work has Icn begun on a cement shed and
office building, 2,- by 60 feet, at Toro Point
Ifor use in connection with the fortification
aurk at the Atlantic entrance. The building
is being constr'ucre.l Af lumber from the old
Comrms-ion hutel at Culebra. A type 17
hl-ou-, vill he erected at Toro Point for the
man who will superintend the fortification
%\urk under thcdirection of the Chief Engineer.
The Con-truction Quartermaster will com-
plete the stork of fitmin up quarters for the
fortification force at the Pacific entrance this
week. An article in THE CANAL RECORD of
September 27 ga'.c details of the preliminary
operations of whichh the furnishing of quarters
forms a part Th.e quarters are remodeled
building, on Naos Island recently acquired
from the Pacific Mail Company as part of its
intere-t in the islands at the southern en-
trance to the Canal

An Improved Rail Clamp.
A new rail clamp, invented by \. H. Bates.
Superintendent of Steam Shovel Repair;.
alter a six months' trial, has been adopted
and 350 will be put into service.
The function of this clamp is to act as a
..stop" when a shot el is moving forward, to
preoat i its running off the tnd of the track;
als to "'block" the truck wheels securely in
place when the -hovel is working.
The clamp used herecoforewas attached to
the rail by meansof a key driven under the
baue of the rail. con-equently it was n[ ce-sary
to place the clamp between ties When the
track is in mud and water up to the rails the
annoyanceand delay incident toattaching the
clamp are considerable; furthermore, the ties
often interfere with locating the clamp where
The new clamp is fastened to the rail by

Volume V.

No. 10.


(Covnrud. I

means of a rapred key ,,f st':l rp-.'in c(ro-.=-
;is3 cvcr the rail and, the- FpLrn-mIt the t lamp
to be set directly ct.r .a ti., or an,. place
desired. The key being abon-. the rail avoids.
the mud and water.
The principal on w\hirh tht- clamp wvcrks is
similar to thit .if a pair of ice tongs The


clamp conzi-[- of tto steel castines which
form the ho-,k- jn.J bo' of the ice tc-ings a'
,.:Ill a' :, i:onveni,:nt handle The;- cjarin.e
are fa-tr neid ,.acther bl' mt-ans of a hv ,.t
rivet uhi h a, [t a.; a hinme pin. The ho.,vk
btar on the under sidlr of the rail head tIhcn
the Acdet: Is dr;ecn ab.)v, the rail. and below
the hinge pin: thus ci.intU a secure grip on
the rail I'he -ot nl tihe ni:-'.. clamp i cnin-
sid,.rabl, cIt- than that .:.f the old -t.le.

Garun Dam SpUll"ay.
The concrete iork in the Spill, ay of G,ian
Dam is abour 71 per cent crrrmplet-di. lviJ.5 2
cubic ya rd-', out n[f a total *if 225,0010. hav ine
been placed at the :l.-e o, v.'.irk oin I-cto-
ber 2S. A. statement of the amount laid Iil-ach
working ia,. Ilast ueek. and uf the total in
place, foilltow-.

DATE. Concrete Houra No.
Laid. worked. Miera.
(t.te.L .er 1 II? ; v r 1
Ot. ohber ?4 610- ,
. toIi.r 12 ; r., I
iO : rc i .e .r 34 l o l
0. lob.r 2. 140 ; ,,2
T.I 4. )V "l j)1 I
Pre. .,il, rp.:rited Is*i ;:2
S.rand1 ta l I .n 51 2 I ;

Porto Bello Crusher.
,\ rt:ittmci:nt of ihe c.,rk done at the P.-nrto
Bello, cruijh,_r. b', day.-, I'.r th: I\eck ending
Occobi-r 21'. l,.flI -.

DATE. Hours : Cubic
I urk-d. Vird. .
ci bc .r 3 j 3 41
O0.-:toh.1 -v 4 4 I -' I 1:
0 .ov -rr 21. 4 ,1i 1 0i40
q :i.'.ii" .ro s ? n 2 1ri
Iih:tob.el 5 I '. 1
Tol ll I ; ,.' 1 Il |-;

Teachers and Clerks,. Philippine Senrvice
Fx3nminati -ni li.tv' Ii n : rnrir' .,in .I '1. rliv,:
,-' il .-r-c i. v L ',.n"mir i i.in, i lh-.:"I-i t i : [ r,: i jld
to lih liJ Ii I ullhr i n l. i..-ml-ir 2 .ind 2S,
fur a ; i-L.ivIt i nll.1I Lta'.hlr im.ilh minl Ie-
:Ial r i .n l ii'il tirv il rt i-l'. r imalt-i n the
Phihlippine r'i r.n v .1pplic.tionn- muor bc
l.irarTded to ihi- nlti.e before Dccemb,.r 5.
The entrance salarie. (or male and female

appointees from the above examinations will reading the announcement, intention is had
probahbl, be from 51,000 to S1.200 per annum. to apply lor one of the examinations. The
A lFmitcd -uppl,. of the annnounccm:nt .:.f announcement should be immediately re-
the above e ,am nations has been received turned ut this office in order not to delay the
Per-on- intr-rentcd 1h.:iiu!d request a c-p.,' vif diktcmination of the information contained
announcement N,.. 777, but an applihati,.n therein. JOHN K. BAXTER,
blank should not be requetcd un kls, after S.ccrc'ary, Ithlmian Cnvit Service Board.


Over 69 per cent of the concrete ior the locks is. in place, the amount at the close of
work on October 2S, being 2 92',608 cubic yard,, out of a total of approximately 4,199,400.
A total of 32,720 cubic yard of concrete was laid in the locks during the week ending
October 28.
Over 84 per cent of the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been
laid, the amount in place at the clo'e of work on October 28 being 1.674,103 cubic yards,
out of a total i1f 2.000 l00. A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each
working da,, Icr the week ending Octob.r 2S, and of the total, follows; and a similar state-
ment for the Iwork in the ?pillhta} of CGatn Dam is published elsewhere in thisissue. The
construction plant works 12 hours daily, and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.

2-cubIc yarJ mLe:rs. 2-cubbic yard miaers.
DATE _____ Large Total.
I stone.
Concrete H.urS No o0 Concrete, Hours No. of
I pla.. i I ',ijrrkd riders rlced., i vorkEd. mixers
CL I r.J;. i 'u I i C }ds., Cu. Vda.
0to..tob, r 2 1u 2 4 474 6 l0 2 2.010
Oi, 4..r 24 (1 42 4 G lI. x 40 2.152t
i t...,vo .... 54
I vr5c :S I io :3 Is I & l :2 5 40 2 14 1.;5
C L. .I-J.y I eI. r' ? 6 N1- ; 10 2 0 2.473
0. r.b-v P' 1 2'< 1 i11 6 i1 40 2 66 l.;`7j
O6co..ir 'S 4S 2sJ |I6 5o 7 30u 2 84 2566
P .6.r ,I i rLI i ll . .. .. . . . ...
Total 9 411o 52 53 3 .;3 3 J4 4t. JO 2 284 13.104
Pr .i.v;, r-..rru .J L . .. 1.66u,.99
r:,.r ,i I II t . ... ... 1. 674.1103
Thie ili .t-J: ;i.' n 'or tri: c ..rt l.I. n'v t- r. r, inur.:e.j :on :i:reE .1 aerre piliced on the followingd ys:
Ocito er 2' r of.. I ,i.. 4: i 24th. '._ 1. Uiji:at,.r 2 ', a OciCt.et 2rth r.,, October 2;th. l, ,. October 26th. 48.
Concrete ,ork ;n the locks at Pedro Ma.cuel is over 'Q0 per cent completed, 754,084 cubic
tard-, out of a tutal o:I 87,4(00. bucket measurement, hav\in been placed at the close of work
on (Oiciber 2S. The rc:oril for eath of the i\x 8-hour working days, of last week, follows:


,-). .,ver 23
vii .,...:r 2 1
I-i il, .. r 2o
it,_voL.r 22
October 24
Pr. i.u ly reijr.rt,.l .
Grand total ,


2.-cur-.c i rd mniets. j -clibic ard mixers.

Concrete Hours i No. of Concete flours No. of
pla-.:0 worked mIuCer plic:d. I worked. Imiser.
LCk I5. Ca. I ds.
; 1 1 ; t ill 3 3 15 16 00 3 I
1 nri : L' L0l 3 h1S 10 17 3
I .' I .111 31; 17 50 3
t 44 4 OU 3 s-s It '5 4
.2 ) I'iJ 3 31 1? 0
I '). 1 s 00 3 443 [ 21 ;5
4.3:3 120 uO i 3 1.54 100 to U 17


stone. Total.

Ca. VYd. Cu. Yds.
12 1.033
. ..... 821
. ...... 1.12 1
12 6.175
4.411 747,909
4.423 754.084

Over 36 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was
in place on Octuber 2S the total amount on that date being 493,511 cubic yards, bucket
measurement, uut of a total of approximately 1,5362 000. The record for each of the six 8-hour
working daj. of la-t week, follows:

DA 2-.:ublc iard m r. I 2-cubic yard misera i-cubic yard muier. Total.

Concr.ee liivr? N-' ci:on crece Hrour No.o 01Concirtel Hours No. of Lage
pl e.-ed I n-.rl..:'i .n.,Ser placed. work.- m.rer' plicd w.orked. m ers stone.
Cu. Id. Cu. tV Cu. YdJ. Cu. Yds. Cu. I'd,.
tt 5' i I 0 3,')1 0) n O, 4 1 I" n 2 3R4 30 10 5 .. 2.440
i, ',1' -. t 7.44 21.0 2 27 00 4 ... ... 2,105
ltct -.. .41h v. i r. 64 I I I r r NJ 2 5 24 4 2.161
II, ',, 4 I i2 1: I.,, i6 40 4 .806

Pret .', v I
report d . .. ...... 3.693 485.070

to ... 3.693 498,511


Vol. V., No. 10.

November 1, 1I11.



Delalis of Transactions In 1911 Compared nith
Those of 1910.
The business of thu Cmmi,,.ary Depart-
ment of the Panama Railroad Cimp.in1, dur-
ing the fiscal year ending June 3., 1011.
aggregated $5.754.955.69. an increase of S423,-
438.88 over the preceding %ear. Mercl'in-
dise was imported to the alue of Sl4.2.ti,92.-
05, as compared nith S3.913.510 14 for lart
year. A classified statement uf inmportation-.
the figure: being for cost. insurance andi
freight paid delivered on the I.-thmu.,. Iullos-

CLASS. 1910 1911
Groceries. S .0t 1i ); 5 2. I i 2.'. ; ;0
Hardware 1..o110. 50 | Str ;I.. .,I
Dry goods 61'4. I4b 6; I 60 4'10) I
Boot.l and shoes. 165 4i J., 164.1 i '
Cold siorage supplies 1. 4t..;.' ;,7 1 5;: 21:. ',;
Furniture. II 011H y q1 Wi 4_
Tobacco. 14 9- ."4 Is '' ",I 0i
Raw material.. 12.43 42 215.: 3. 22:
Paper. LMine. station-
ery. etc 51 02. 90 5s s:9 ;n
Total .. 53.0 3.510 14 4I 2,; ;.'i 05
The relative percentage of go'-.ds undvtr eal h
classification sold through the rcrail .t...rc- .
during the year i- a; follow Gr(icries andi
staples, 29.20: cold storage 36. il dr'. go,. .ls.
men's furmshinc: and nitlonS. 15.41. biots
and shoes, 4.30): tobacco. ci.iar; andj con-
fectionery, 3.97,. hardware. 1 62: liuniture,
.19; stationery, 1 19; raw material, ~.~i.
There were increase- in the imnprriat'.n's, if
fresh and pickled meats, and the pricc '-,n
these were reduced. On 'omne of the siaplh
article.- of groceries there "ere reduction, in
prices, but as a rule the prices of gr-cerits
maintained about the same level .is jbiaincd
during the previous ,ear. Price: -in boots
and shoes and standard drs guoolld Iri. rre-
duced. The following table giae_ the im-
portations of meat and dairn product-, in
comparison with the stati-tics lor the fiscal
year 1910:

1910. 1911.
Fresh meats. Ibs 5.229 306 5 454.*9 9
Cured and pickled
meats. Lbs 1.04r, Ii3Q 3.7_f_..S69
Cheese His. 114 192 I lu 41 ;
Eggs. doz ... S 911 t,;02 isO
Butter. Itis . 4; 1.351 421 .16
Poultry Ibs ..... 42 ..' :5 554 Qa.
Fresh nill,. gals ... 41 '0i ; ul6
Fresh cream. gals 22.9L.0O -y .,I, Jn
Importations of fresh vegetables for the
two years were as follows. in pounds-

ltlO 1 io
Potatoes. white 4 5 1o *J~ I 5 25i0.6'r;
PotaLoes sweel 63.'.;4 ;; -sl
Onions . 71;.s ; l.I5i.,0'
Turnips 1i.'. ; 5o)2
Beets 2r) W-0 51i.;9
Carrots. ... I 8r Uf l ;' ,
Cabbage 656..1us Ni I) 1 I
VamA 424.;0 103J 1217
Oilier vegetables in.
eluding cplc'r. to-,
mitoes squash, etc. 622. 4 4O u;2
Fresh fruits were purchased abroad. for the
two years, as follows:

1010. 1 1 1
Apples. Ilbs 526 4;2 r.6 I,0-3.
Peaches lbs 63 414 42 vs,
Pears. I bs . 21 iMi 43 i,7
Plums. Ibs. 1 ;1i6 li."
Grapes Ibu 54. Ss ln j2 .
Oranges.doz.. 230 s34 22;.ws. 4
Lemons. doz 1 5;4 3. 530
Grape fruit. doz 11 i'7 10.441,
Limes. doz 5.49J 6.I,4S
Cantaloups. each .., 50.724 S.t '.
Watermelons. each IO1.P45 IS 1h'S
Other fruits. Ibs 26.726 29.480

Sak and i-.3ue-s tir all dt. pant
M511 %ca:rs iii. cc a 1'.IlU.

iI t;l 1 ,4?f

:nitnts fur the cream plant was transferred toa new building
erected for its use and with an increased
capacity. The demand for the product grows
o1il steadi y and the department anticipates
greater increase in the coming year. During
Si 62; 341 77 the ..ar ending June30,1911, the plant manu-
16: I s factured 110,208 gallon,. valued at $79,318.80,
i,,, ;Oi, i1 as against 91,321 gallons, valued at S62.3.9.-
3 3 tc., I tl 93, for the previous year.

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A comllpatiiun of prite- Ior Jun,_. lIl, aI -
againtl June. IOl0 ul l.uod.-turl, -,h,. that
,,I the 2Jo ireni, into, ,hfich the e,....',- are
cla-rihl.d L., the C.'oninii's-ar. Dpartmicnir.
;- hi.... I 10 it[.m, the prices tre the ;anw: and un
12'0 itLn i- there- iere rtducti;ns.
NinCnLt n I t.-.re-. Vire mint c iinc during the
'n.,, r. iJ, d a[ il t (Lri-tl.bal, G ltun. (amn'p I 01--
ten. M.nI.n,. Ltri.. "1 abcrnmidl. -an Pabl.,, GCor-
g*..na, La-, t-.. :.c.ia B., l.biipo:, Enmpire,
( uliebra. Rio Gran-le. P ',iijis.. P'idr Mgiuel.
(-or ijra Ancon. Port:, B1311,. and Tron P'..Iinr.
All -t_,r cxctpt thhoe :it aCamp[ Torren andi
Mr.ntc Linij arc provided iith ;c-, b ..xes of
sultilc-rent -i.:, to) -tre me-.irt and oti'her perish-
abl. ,-)odl. Butrher- art- Lmplryfd at Cris-
t.,'b:l. (G'un. Gorg.-ina. Laj Ca>, idfa-. Em-
pirL, Cul.-bi .An run. and B.ilba..
La,,ndry-l here ,o.-, a largc- increa-ie in thi-
dtparnment luring the \.,dar. 3.51.l,923 pieces
ha ing t.-:en handled, as alain.t 2.')I3,7tl
pi'ces during the pre%\ ou~ year. During the
fir't [.art of the Ncar there tas a r,.du-ti..n in
price, : ranging: frim 12 5 to 15 ptr cent. Thet
re'.enuc amo.,unted to $ 9S. (13.27, as against
$SU.707 5i.. lat ',,ar. The aiera;e nunimbr ol
eminl< .,- t r\-sd munthlL Mas 7 '(.0. a de-
crea e oflt Ir'm lar. t lear
Bat.;r.-Si'.tc n thiouuand. -ix hundred
.,nd thirty-vi.ht[ barrekl-, flour were ued
during the :.ar nding lJune 30. 1911, Irom
Muis h there ierc pruduel.id 5.23(1.474 leaves
ni bread, 557,557 rolls and 91.581 pounds of
i akC. Th, cuniumpti.n ol0 cake fell off 39.-
(Ib0 pounds rum the \car before but the
amount of bread pr-.duL.ed ai grre.atcr by
544.1173 lota.v, and of r.oll- 53.554 The ti.ral
valuee i., the product lor the %ear %%as S221.-
3552 0i6.
Coffre R,'a*t.ng P'!uint--lring the %.ear
330.491 pounds .if ciol:, tTie w.rc r. I.-tid. pro-
durin. 2T .111147 p' undri of r, -> t,J >i,.l'| .
The "l I ul the product \ua- SU.543.5r..
Ice lAani-Tht adhii,.nmil l.ink in-trall,,d on
JuneiI 17. 19i. incita-..d tiI,. apacul ot the
plant IrrLil'i nIl. to enable iLt tuo iict all de--
manl- fur itl Th t. ital ou put fur the ear
a\t.ragcd al,_ut iI) tin, per da. .ind the.- pres-.
ent capaci y ,. the plant is IJ0U iun. ptr da; :
33.2t7r. t.,ns .ere proiLtiLce.I ]d urint the '. ar.
\alul.d at S20( 1.'S Ill During Etht p.rre.*e.di n_
%tar tih anmunt nianulljitiur.d] 27..Jb
ion-,. hall to bc supplc'lrnntiJl during -, cral
months by puichas'- Ir.im J(irlalt plant
locall[S and importalivans frum Net York.
Ice Cream Plant-During the year the ice

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Automatic lW.eighntg and Packing Depart-
ment-By means of this arrangement flour,
coffee, beans, rice and similar loose, dry cook-
ing materials are weighed and packed in boxes
of convenient measure ready for immediate
delivery to the customer. The cost of packing
amounts to about $1.90 per ton. Of varied
articles a total of 3,915,775 pounds was
packed this year, an increase of 1,445,815
over last year.
Power Plant-The installation of a 300-ton
compressor, capable of running the entire ice-
making and refrigerating plant and affording
opportunity to close the other compressors
for repairs, was completed during the year.
The machinery has recently been subjected
to overhauling and painting.
Cold Sitruge Plant-Additional storage was
necessary to take care of increased importa-
tions and to provide a safer and more econom-
ical method of handling refrigerated -upplics.
By the conversion of an ice storage room into
a cooler and the installation of three new
coolers, the storage space was increased by
23,.31 o cubic feet, affording a total refrigerated
storage space of 193,230 cubic feet.
Pickling Tank and Butter Printine Outfit-
The contracts under which the Commissary
Department has purchased beef have provided
that it be taken in the carcass or in the quarter
but the greater demand for hindquarters than
for forequarters has necessitated a preponder-
ant importation of the former. The price of
beef is cheaper by the carcass and the Depart-
ment has, therefore, constructed during the
past year two pickling tanks, with net cubical
contents of 595 feet, for the purpose of corn-
ing its own beef. By this means it is able to
buy beef by the carcass, corn such of the fore-
quar:ers for which there is no sale, and dis-
continue the importation of corned beef.
The Department supplies from 1, ,1 1) to 2,000
pounds of corned beef daily.
Until this year butter has been bought in
prints in the States, at an advance of about
three cents per pound over butter in bulk.
Moreover, in this way the surface exposure
is ge.rtl. increased and it has to be carefully
wrapped in tinfoil and parchment paper to
preserve its freshness. A complete butter
printing outfit has been installed in the cold
storage plant and is now in full operation.
It prints daily about 1,400 pounds of butter.
Laboratory and Experimental Kitchen-
During the year a laboratory and experi-
mental kitchen were installed. All food pro-
ducts are tested here, both as to f1iilht,. and
weight of package. E-tract of xanmlla. ex-
tract of lemon, bay rum and other similar
products are manufactured here, effecting
some economy.

American Veterans of Foreign Service.
The next regular muster and ca.mp-fir-. of
the American Veterans of t'ircl-n Service,
will be held a. the Culebra Lodge Hall on
Saturday evening, November 4.


Vol. V., No. 10.


Experiments To Determine Friction Coefficients
and Effectiveness of Sealing Devices.
Tests of two Stoney gate valves for the
locks, which have been in progress'at Gatun
for several weeks, have been completed, and
the valves have been found satisfactory.
These valves will be installed in the cul-
verts in the side and center walls of the locks,
through which water from the upper levels
%%ill be let into the lock chambers, and will
afford a means of r,.gul tlr;r, the flow.
When a ship enters one of the chambers on
the ascent, the valves above that chamber
will be opened and those below will be closed,
thus turning water into the chamber and
raising the ship. For a ship on the descent,
the valves above will be closed and those
below opened, thus allowing the water to flow
from the chamber to a lower level, and conse-
quently lowering the ship. A complete opera-
tion of a valve, letting in or shutting off the
water, will require one minute.
At the points where the gate valves will be
installed the culverts are 18 feet in diameter.
Instead of closing the whole culvert with one
valve, it has been divided into two chambers
by a reinforced concrete pier in the center.
The plan herewith gives a horizontal sec-
tion of the valve chambers, showing the cen-
ter pier, and the niches in which the gates of



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of chamber 53 feet 6 inches; width, 20 feet 3
inches; niches for valves 19Jinches deep;
length of pier 25 feet 3 inches,
width 4 feet 3 inches.
the valves move. In operation the gates
are moved up and down in these niches, on
roller bearings, just as one would raise and

lower a window, except that the power is
applied through a stem fixed to the top of the
gate and operated by a machine situated
above the valve chamber. The valve con-
sist of iron frames embedded in the concrete
walls and movable gates built up of a frame-
work of nickel steel "I" beams sheathed with
,-inch nickel steel buckle plate, with ma-
chinery to operate them. They ark: 1. feet
10 inches high, 10 feet 8 inches v. ide, and
will weigh 21,597 pounds each. An article
describing these valves, and others of similar
construction; (lower guard gate valxhe. late-ral
culvert valves, and bulkhead gates) was pub-
lished in THE CANAL RECORD t0 A.uguSt
9, 1911. In all 130 rising stem gate valve-,
and 57 -,thar care valves will be u-.'d in the
locks, and the tests completed last ,i -k apply
to the 130 rising stem valves.
In making these tests two valiLs aere
mounted in one of the valve chamber' in the
west side wall of the locks at Gatun. the cul-
vert above the valves was closed, and the
valve chamber was then filled with -tater to a
height of 79 feet. The tests were made to
determine the total friction and the efiectis e-
ness of the sealing device.
In designing the machinery it wa, a-s.umed
that the friction to be overcome would be 4
per cent of the water pressure. It rc-mained
to determine by test the actual Irictional
resistance of the valves when operated under
pressure, which resistance added to the
weight of the, gates and one half the rulltr
trains equals the weight that each machine
must be capable of lifting. On the theo-
ri tical a..umptions the total weight each
machine mrru-t lift v.a.s placedat40,00 pound'.
The machines were designed to lilt t,0.0,00
pounds, and the tests show that the actual
weight to be lifted will be between 4 1. I00 and
44,500 pounds. The results of the ie.ts f or
the determination of the coefficient A friction
have been tabulated as follows:

ITEM. Gate 260 Gate 261

Pull required to lift gate-Cul-
vert emp. .. ...........
Weight i1 I -. ..........
Friction of seals--initial......
Friction of seals-added for
water pressure (1)........
Frktion fo, s_.kl--total......
frol pr,::ur [( in gate-(Cal-
culated--r= i) ..........
D ,,rm.,:,n'T.-t.-r pull iib trej'. eil
1].L in;1 i,.r-:e on upper :F,' iC I l-
LU: .ted .
Total upward force...........
Weight of gate-(calculated)..
Total friction...............
Friction of seal from above ....
Roller friction ..............
Dynamometer pull to hold gate
Total friction plus suction ... ,
Lt"nffic.ent oi fr,.: ion-- r.,ti ili 1
Cl rir-.nrt ol r'.11.] ir..tnn i i
( .',n-,bi-d ,:,-.rffcr ni I1

f"1 500C


21' 1,, 1
4 515U
4 1:
e 6;0

5 4120
45 4.,U
20 '.u0

16 !50
44 5Y)0

(1) Friction of seals under water pressures c lcul a ted
using 0.25 as coefficient.
,. .I t, 7 % '=4170 pounds.
(2: A:-r.g-. c.otfr..i.nt of friction-ilotal 0363
1i3 .Av rrge c-rffi'-ecnr of roller friLnn .0239
(4) Average combined coefficient .0433
Each gate will move in its niches on a live
roller train, and there will be a play of of
an inch both laterally and up stream. iUnder
a head, a large amount of water w.,uld pass
between the gate and the niches in which it
moves, if some method of -alihng the gate
were not provided. At the bottom the gate,
when closed, will re.t upon babbit metal fixed

to the :ill. and at the top there will be a seal
of rublbrron the gate which will presE.tightly
iagains-t the. valve caring.
The i]de seals are a new device proposed
b. a di~;mning encirnelr in the .:.ffiu: of the
A_-i-tant Chief Engineer. They insist of a
plate of I Ib In, h phlophor brtnze 18 feet
long fi,.ed to eachi ,idc of the gate with its
Iree end bearing up.,n a guiJe in the valve
I.a-inc. \\'hn th .,ate is muecd up or down

selIJ... 7H".C..H C'TE \ Al E btAmG METHOD OF
IDE i' Tu".A.u lO 10 F FAGE.
in :p,.n.rim or .I..-.Inc th e 3al.e the bronze
,;eal movLe v.ith it. \\ hn the gate is down.
and the th,_rrl.)r-, closed, the seals
at bott'.,n., r .,nd -idue meet and make
the clo-.tur. pra.,ritall., c-mplete The draw-
ing h-erc,.r h -.h...- the: pu-,tion of the side
sealing deCicL upin the gate and its bearing
upon the .lv,: franme. There uv.ill be required
260 scilinm d'...L-., >ith a tot3l of 29.340
pound-. ,I rolled br.''nze -spring straps, 67,210
pound ,.I ca-t brjinze Quides, and 11,670
puund- .i l'ronzec L.lAt and waher-.
The rc-r_ -h--w,d a nmaimnum leakage under
a 70'ro.ut he,,d for It:, val es, uf 1.82 cubic
fect per -Fcund or S19 gallons a minute.
[Under opcr ting i.,rndtionti when there will
be a head of thirty f,..:r. the leakage for a pair
o.f alvt \ill be abuut 0.3 of a cubic foot
per -c.cond

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b'L.en re-:.l'.e in Th.- orice ro f th Dirf'etur o0 Posts, and
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Tide able.
The follow ing t3ble shn Thi. tnire o1 high and low
tde at P.an m:i for the 1 .n.k cn ,Jiirg N'o emDer 8.1911
i -5h rmetirldin il ii i :

DL7E L..... HIgh Low. High.

I A1 P.M P.M.
Noveit-,ei 2 6 15 12 25 6 35
Nr-ierrbcr I *I v 7 C0 1 15 7 75
Noembiibr r I ,i 7 Sill 2 00 8 10
No.'err I.tr 5 II :s 2 415 8 50
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November : I' 1 ', i 40 4 05 10 is
November B 4 10 !li 4 50 11.00


November I, 1911.



Plant Required and Conditions of Its LiUe.
New plant to the value of oiur fort', thoeii.
and dollars will be required for the erection of
lock operating machinery at Gatun, PIdro
Miguel, and Nlirallores, and a requi-ttion for
this plant. consisting of four loconiuti% c crane-
and four stiffll leg derricks has bte n madt on the
Washington office. The- specificaittions are -o
framed that manufa4 turer., ma'. oiler cranes
or derricks of standard mak,:-, conlormning
substantially. to the requirecment-
In the study of the conditions uncher whichh
the operating machinery iill be inil alld,. the
office of the Assistant Chief Engner. under
whom this work iill be done. has Lktermincd
that there will be required. bi-!e-: the nei-
plant mentioned abloe, lfuur leromoitive
cranes now on the Isthmus, which nill bec
transferred from other work. The a.iount of
plant required is iEs-ened b,, the fact that the
erection at Nltraflores will be approaching Its
summit point while that at Catun will ha\e
passed that stage. and thu_ plant u-ed at
Gatun may be tranSferred to N.1iraflires. It
is estimated that a total of 131,284 tons- ol
material must be handled in the erection
work, divided as followss:

ITEM. QLiu ilti' Ton'
Machines in-Jading ch;inn end-
ers.. . ..... .. .. I-Si 1 OIlR
Track itel ... .. 7.- 4 8 11i
ian.iole inverse I 1 I1O I .51
Ele.tri,-al equipment Ii i i
Sleel work .. I o0
Concrete. cubic yards 11fif)lO 10, 1 'i''
Tota 11 .-t 4

The erection period i- estimated .- eighteen
months from January 1, 1912. The greater
portion of the machinery% iill be handled at
least twice. in addition to handling in and out
of storage. Assuming that one crane i' the
equivalent of two derrick.-, making the plant
consist of ten working units, the following
figures are an expression ot the work to be
Total tonnage handled
by each crane ... 7,293 tons.-
Average total per crane
per month. 729 tons.
Average total per crane
per day... 29 cons.
Average concrete per
crane per mnnth'. 536 tons.
Average steel per crane
per month.... 7 2 tons.
Average number c-f ma-
chines set per crane per
month .. I
*The amount ot concrete to be handled per month us
small due LO thedeluLate work arid long ui-ati inevitLale
in the sting of hie\ machine pin'r
In general the lock operating machinery
is centralized in small groups at various parts
of the locks; rendering the partial use of
derricks feasible. AtGatun for instance there
are ten o these groups in the center ni all, anl it
will always be possible to handle four machines
from one location, and fre-quentli, ro serve six
machines at one setting of a derr. k The
machine pits arc in the lock wall- and all the
handling will be done from the top f the nalls.
Owing to the bridges used in the miter gate
erection, it has been decided to use derrick.
on the center walls, in preference to lo,.mi)-
tive cranes. On the side walls, where the
miter gate construction bridges do not inter.

fere with free moTvement lung the vall loco-
motive cr.imnt- %ill l.e tied.
Locomtiii' ii L'. t ; ; 'I he I-- .:1111i it c r,n..-
called for under the. -nci.fe at al. i- niu t liX
capabk o, handlinin Mil (ti p.- 1iil-. .it 411
foot radiii Ilthl h,,rin/ i I i ItL.iii h.ci,rn.vn
(he c nLter. 'i LiL h,-i- n ,- lif. k ni, Ithe crans-
center pin fir pnci lhin thi t utitr ..ri "ari t
not in LI'L anJ t .IJu.ull) pI urit .- ,l r .1 15-lfoJt
radiu.. rTi y nmu-r uiip.r re i, n thi .l',..t
gage track, licar h ra( k iii I 'entefcr iof
the track-. v.hchl rilqiIr :. mn It. .above-
the top l' thei tritctiiin r. I., in tiii. r.ni r.
a Id tt .I-,_ h._rL ha\,: a Icarar: c .f it h li r 0(
inche-. hal. e I. chain ur ',..r ilii. l .-r ti.ll
propul-i.-in alone th track I r th.l r s,. .iI :i-,L
tnii -. an hIt iur when full', ]:i.'iui l tn. l Li,
capable )fi -eli pripulti..,n uip I 3 per it tit
grad.- ihen hI.teail I, oaJti .l I hL. in.inL' niijt
bi double and prvitided ui th .1 I..c-imutu. i
link re,.i.r-ing motic-n i.ora ir- er-tilde hl.-ttimt
gear. The drumin mu-t hie nut lI.l, thin Itn
inches in dinme.iiter. tdrnni rit rtiir not lr-,- han
42 inch _-.. and the. length if po.j:ibl ti-thLitent
to take the Ahob:le hine ,ilh-out 1an jierlap.
The hoisting line must be ;-;nch plw steel
with hemp ce nter, and -u I1,rg c[hat the ih.tad
may be hooked on 70 fiet b,-lu t, he tup of the
rails, iith the b:,m at rlhe ninimicim radus.
S:tf-le:.' Derricks.-The .lkrri.k- mil Le L ol
steel construction and of the comm,'n still-leg
type, mo:untrd upon --kid- or shosi in order
that they ma:. Lie mou\d with th.: mn inilium
amLount oif s')rk. The:. must be Liapable ol
lifting and -iiinging .-alel, a Tnaximun I-.,ad
o! 22,01U) pou.'n.-lat a radiusofl flrt% feet. The
boom must be 7t Iect long from center uf foot
pin to center .jl -,ut -hiaves. and mu-t have a
sing of n:i.rly threi.' quairant-. The mast
is to be o- [he- minimum pusL-ble hicght, an I
"ill rotate upun ball and ,Ickut bearings
The bull % heel -hall be not les- than 12 nor
more than 1-1 feet in -iamiter. The lines must
be not 1.-- than r inch diameter. .l hemp
rc-nte- pluw -t.-el wire, and Ion enough ito
make a 70 foot lift
Powt.r will Li:- supplied from a double engine
and vertical boiler, ahich, with the h,.,isting
drums andl gear, iill be mounted upon a cast
iron or -tructural -reel bedplate securely
bolted to the base irame. There will be tro
drums, niihtt one rev'er-bl drum i-winging
gear,equipped nith fri, tion clutshe'. ratchets,
pals, and operating lever- complete. At
least one of the drums mu-t be equipped with
a shaft extension and %%inch. The drums
must be 16 inches in diamet.i r and. if possible,
of sufficient length to take the whole of the
hoisting line without overlapping. An alter-
native bid is request.l upon an cletric hoist,
the driving m-,t.r tu operate upon a three-
phase. 25 cycle, 220 \olt. :econdar. circuit.

Stages of the Cbafres.
Maximum h.tightt of the Chagre Ritr'; fir the steek
ending midnight Saturday .Octob-er 2s. 1911. All
heights ar: in t-elt above inean sEa leirl

U,_ M9' I. -
Sun. Oct 2 127 3 i o 47 u 15 15 2
Mton 2. 1; 1 ; 41 5 i, 4 153
Tues Oct 24 131 7 i b 5 I is t 1 6
We.J .iOrt 25 l :i lu1 hl A 4 I t 0 17 0
T.ure.Oct 26 1331 3 1 'r, 5 5 0 21 0 16 I
Fn LICt s7 3 1 93 1 : 42 5 1)1 6 1
at .Oct S Io o, 9J 3 46 3 18 17 8
Height of lower
water 15 0 92 0 | 44 0 I


Pritare Work by 1. C. C. and P. R. R. Emplos)s.
CULEBPA. C Z. Octribhr 26. 'tI11
CIRct'LAR No 411
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writndc tluid sriou ,l be utied tijr iuch ipuL. mrE .

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Apioro.li.d rL .u b.. i l ei, ,li.

CPiu rmar r aisj C oir' EnicnIcer
Sale of Panama Cale Building.
kOL. O';. R P Ch:tl:.bl.r -:" 1 I I
35 -ld pioporut in i'o it c pliJicha; to buldi-n. or i ual'td
3ii IQ l norti oI Pj'in r -j pa. iit.l- wL'.a .. r knohlo n a,
Pany rr.. R 1ilroa. _I i, L.-ll, n.g. v. 1 1 r-.'. I% C i
oin ot o p:ce until )JU p ri.. Notni L-.r L2j ,r.d then
3.-.s mnut be made l.r the t.u:lding a n 1 ndi on ihe
ground... he u ul Jd r [o remuie tLh" bliin
hin aInra L'rib a m .jIter notnrea th.it t'A Lji been
..:':ep Id.
Pi.or-oa l, roulj bre 3acc:orrp.an;l ,d cil'lmdj .ep:k.
P.jR l *itIhL [T.Orn.^ .-,rdi or ;-sh. for A r'5 c. in or i T.n
Hn.iOunL ol bid. ln.-:n '%1: De retusIIhrd Io UhLSLS.l(r:<.l$[l
bid-l3 tri
h" "i iuccesf Jl bidder .1I be gn n 3 Iriihi iatal of
!2 2,5 per tor. in .. af n[ 1.3 ,J^.it,'d to ihnt slhe nh sJ.hal I10
any s oin al .,rg [h,:. inn i.
In i.lopV.1.nL .ninhdid; sho ,JIldbeendorfed "Pro-
poJ al Ior pdl,:r-1,. O1 P.in.rr, RF.IlBTo.ul Laie Build-
Ing. and addressed to .
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P-ijran-j Rajiro I L ,Cunln 'u.

Rainfall from October I to 2V. 1911. Inclusive.


Pu lAiC SeLlo.n ins Ins.
InLon 4 47 0 47
Balboa 2 58 9 7 '4
MLraflores 2? on 18 I 2
Pedro Migaul I '|1 1 !i 11 I1
Rio Grande 4 i- I J
Ceniral se :Iot.
Culebra 2 64 I 14 41
'Camacho 2 ,i1 I Ib Jb
Empire .. 1 I:, I 1 In
Gamboa I .t, C 11 3;
Juanr Mina ii .'1 in 45
Alhajuel I 2 1I 1 0t
1l Vni .i I u, 41 I13 7
"Comon. .; 24 IIo
San P.iblo I 0. 7 UI
Tabrndula. ? 41 24 12
Bhio 1 4 I : nit
Mlonie Lirto 6 II' L0
4ti-l'ith t-linn- |
GUun i. 4 -I fl ti 33
C.lon 2 3 4 I4 94
Porto [. l o s 1 n 2 10 69
"NoiUb id': DMoi I 31' 1 ? 5 Oir,


Vol. V., No. 10.

Work of Various Organizations.
There will be a meeting of the executive
board of the Canal Zone Federation of
Women's Clubs at the Commission clubhouse,
Empirc on Monday afternoon, November 6,
at 2.30 o'clock.
Mi.tiin ./ the Gatun Woman's Club were
resumed in October. There will be two meet-
ings in each month. On the second Thursday
the meeting will be devoted to the business
of the club, and on the fourth Thursday there
will be a social meeting with a program under
the social and literary committee. The club
will hold a social evening for their friends in
Meetings of the Paraiso Woman's Club for
the months of November and December will
be as follows: On Wednesday, November 1
and 15, there will be business meetings with a
program and on December 6 and 20, meetings
with programs. At the meeting on October
18, the subject of woman suffrage was dis-
On November 8, the home department of
the Cristobal Woman's Club will have as its
program the discussion of home life in Switzer-
The Little Workers, a sewing club com-
posed of young girls, was organized at Gor-
gona on Friday, October 20. The purpose of
the club is to teach the members plain sewing,
button hole making, and embroidery, and to
promote a social feeling among the young
girls of the village. The meetings will be held
weekly on Saturdays at the homes of the mem-
bers. The officers are, Jane Calvit, president;
MaIy l).,lalir., vice-president, and Anna
Cody, secretary.
Charity Ball at Cristobal.
The annual charity ball of the Cristobal
Woman's Club will be held at the Commis-
sion clubhouse on Thursday evening. No-
vember 2. The receipts will be devoted to-
ward defraying the expenses of the anti-
tuberculosis work that is being carried on
under the auspices of the club in the city of
Church Notes.
The Culebra Christian League held a
"social" and entertainment at the Commis-
sion chapel on Thursday evening, October 26.
There was a program consisting of musical
selections and recitations. This is the first
entertainment that has been given by the
league since August. It is the intention to
hold a monthly entertainment in order to keep
up social interest among the members of the
On Sunday, November 12, the Isthmian
Sunday School Association will hold a con-
vention in the chapel at Gorgona, beginning
at 2.15 p. m. The speakers will be Commis-
sioner Maurice H. Thatcher, who will deliver
an address on Sunday school work, Judge
Thomas E. Brown, who will speak on the
value of Bible study, and the Rev. Aquila
Lucas, who will lead a discussion of practical
work in the Sunday school and teachers'
problems. Officers and teachers in all of
the Sunday Schools are urgently invited to be
present, and others interested in the work
will be welcomed.
The corporate communion of the Woman's
Altar Guild of St. Luke's Church, Ancon, will
be held on November 1, at 9 a. m. The
annual meeting, with election of officers, will

be held at the Hotel Ti. oli on Tueday,. No-
vember 7, at 3.30 p. m.
The Ladies Aid Socitty of the 1.Mthidiat
Episcopal Church will Iuld i.t anrinual l.-wzar
at Ancon hall on November 17. There il.l bc
booths containing fa nc rtik.. tc candi,.-
and ice cream.
The bazar is given in aid of the '.,..rk -of the
society. The sale will I~L. i- pn but h ifternoun,
and evening.
Two Sunday schools h a. Lt, c bn r,;z ed a t
Balboa and at East Ba: bu, b,, reprc-e n taies
of the Methodist Episcupal k hurch. Ai ol.i
Balboa the school is h-it in [h-, me-- h.ill at
2 p. m. and has an en-.,Ini.:nri .l 25 and one
teacher. The East Balboa -chool micts in
the hotel at 3 p. m. There aie 23 pupil, and
several teachers.
The woman's altar guild o.f Chri:t Church,
Colon, held a musical ani tica .t thr club.-
house on Saturday alr,rn..oni, O( tI.iter 2S.
The receipts, which anr.uuntrd r, rn.:-.rl' SluO.
will be used to meet the dkfi..ii in the -lhiirch
expenses. The program gtcin wa: a- f.ullv.s..
Piano solo, prelude, R.-ch M.,ni,tf, MI--
Dorothy Leyland; barit':.ii. -ol.. l. Thiura.
Stephen Adams, (b) A R.me In -e :, -en.
selected, Mr. R. Mosher: -, i.n -olo. ia, Le<
Audeaux, Pable de Sarn, ate. imt Seianade,
Par R. Drige, Dr. Ej.-ene Hill. .ontrrhlio
solo, (a) Violets, Ray R ma in N..' , ( M. Cily
Headed Baby, selected. 1 :. L.:.ic M1. -%-%-
eney; tenor solo, (a) Paili.u. ,:R. R [.mana.eill.:
(b) No e Ver, Sito Matt..i. Artur r Peti.,zs. ,'i .
piano solo, Polanaise, Chopin, Mi.-.. .,ri-il,:.
Leyland; baritone sol.\, 1.11 If You \\, re
There, Frank L. Prince. il,, A-tl-tre. H. Trc-
tere, William Renn, hloi.
Order of the Eastrrn Star.
On Wednesday, October 25. tAr, hi. Ch-p-
ter, No. 1, Order of -1-c LEi-tecrn 'rtir v.a
organized in the lodge h.ll at G[.riena. The
Rev. Willis D. Enc-le, of Ind-anaphlis, \\',.rth
Grand Patron of the General Cr-,r.d Ch:ipt-r
of the order, performed thi ritc. ol in.titurion
assisted by Past Grand \\.r-ih a t rn. NM..
Rosetta Brown. There \.:rc ," hartr, r mi m-
bers. The meeting was ;n tv'ju ,.-il.- bh.inr
ning at 2.30 p. m. with a rc..,- at 5 o'clu. k
The evening session clou:d ,:th a re..eptii..n.
The officers installed wrn. .a fill. \\ ,rr hy
Matron, Mrs. Annie L. CIhit; \\...rith
Patron, \\ a.-hnitnr van ,r,..il., AA-i:iji. e
Mair.,n. Mrs. Jennie J.n,-. 'ccretar,. Mr-_'.
Katherine Casey; Trea,urcr. .M- .\, ni,
Fahr; Conductress, Mrr. .. linnic K -i.r;
Associate Conductress. TIr.- Are:. M :-
Combs; Chaplain, Mro.. Elean.'r Bill.,ir.
Marshall, Mrs. Martha \\i-..n: O,1. ini-t.
Mrs. Ada Shady. The fi,. point i-f titc .: ;r
are represented by Mrs. C'-p.ri.id-i Bjan. NI r,
M.y Jarvis, Mrs. Emma Fi',r M.- Anna
Lucachese. and Mrs. E rni.i \\'il--.n .Mr-
Li,' M. Houston is the a.-. *i>i .in. 'i pi, n
E. Calvit is the sentinel. Tlt ne8,, happier
will hold meetings on th- ---Il. '.. \\,L In l ,a
evening in each month at ; 3t, -. '.c'*_: in. *.n
the fourth \\1-hdeh: ', atTen. in ..i. i,
month at 3 o'clock.
M. J. McCarty, an A.\erian li.rrri.rce in
the Canal employ, and lioi.rl'. erril.'.'. bh,
the Panaman Governriiit ii i,_ll dJrillhn
in the interior of the hrhp.uic. -.h.[t him-
self through the head on 'jatirda.,- ni..ht.
October 28, while on hI-o ia,. Ir,'m PIdro
Miguel to Paraiso. He ',iz-ib-,nu 1l) ear, of
age and had lived on the i.-thmu since the
beginning of the America n o c u pa t to n.

Licut. Col \' L. Sibert sailed on the ,Aneon
on O,:toAbr 31, lor the States, on leave.
Aming the pa;seriger on the Panama,
uhicli: arr,i ed on October 30. were. Lieut.-Col.
C. A. Devol, with Mrs. Devol. Mr. S. B.
\\illam-,n, Mr. C. M. Saville with Mrs.
Sa lile and Mr. E. J. WVilliams.
The Hun. H. Percival Dodge. accompanied
by Mr=. Dud-e and their daughter, arrived
from France on October 29, to take up his
duiti, a- An meri.:.n Minirter to Panama.
Th.,, are at tpr,,rnit at the Hotel Tivoli.
T'he part:, c1o Senatori, who arrived on the
I1-.hmru on the .-.;.,n on October 21, ,pent
-,.-erjl dL, in ,uirng c.\,r the lineof the Canal
in:pectiring \.riuuS [phar-.- of the work, and
d,.%..rir. the .:losing dai is u their visit to hear-
ric., at the Hotel Tl\luh. All the members of
the- partt,. with the exception of Senators
\\i.trn.re and hliorntun returned on the
.-I ,i.'., a in:; the I-ihmus on October 31.
',.in.it.r \\ctmnor: hi-. been ill at Ancon Hos-
I.nt.l lurini tthe entire itit and will not be
aAl., to iradrel for several days. Senator
Thurnt-n will return to New Orleans on the
Unit,.'. Frunt C-.mpan,, -hip on November 2.

Missing Man.
Any orne ha inn_ information regarding the
'.vher,.abiour- ,uI i.kar Fischer (Oscar Fisher),
hlii i: iupp,:.:.d to be on the Isthmus of Pan-
ani.a i requ.,[ted t: commniunica:e with THE
CAN L RE%:car,

Pilots, Mares. Masters. Engineers. Chauffeurs.
EL.ii -natinr for pilots, mates, masters
and rng-in.-ctr: and for chauffeur.,, will be
hli.lJ b', tt. Biuard 'A Local Inspector., at the
Aimini-tration Builiing. AnLon, November
SI' I.I All applicant- for license as chauf-
Ithurt- imu-t Iecure from the Dcpartment of
f.. il A,lmnnitrari,.in. Executi.t- Office. Ancon,
'.rni ...I applih.aiun. and irriormation respect-
in: ti,. tillii,n out of the -ame, not later than
th.: da prCvi'.ou i, t he examination. All
atipil .ant.. l..r Lxamination mu-t b,- present
at thl A,.hm;ni-tratiiin Biilding at 8.00 a. m.
on Nor,,-bcr S. wit h piplrs in proper form.
In .l.1.it on. .ipplicants- l.r chauffeur.' licenses
m .j-t i.m,.n-rrat- ,I.ir cap icity properly to
operated an auroml-,ilc, and must have the
automobile iith thern.

Ancon Crusher.
A ti-rtnicnt oit r.:ock cruJshed at the Ancon
quart', durng the .',-ek ending October 27,

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked V'ards.

I. r 21 6 50 2.203
() .:l,:.r '4 7 05 2.523
ii,''h,r 2 400
l,,.tub,. :20 ; 05 2 344
0. 2: 9 UC' 3.200
Total Jt 00 10.760
'Crush'?r srut down, putinrg nr. hadit in No. 12

The Knishtr of P.' thia- of Catun will take
a sight.eeingc trip n',. r the relocation of the
Panama railroad. brtiuen Gatun and Cam-
boa through C(ulebra Cut oxer the Pacific
Di% ision work, and o-ut upon the Naos Island
breakwater on November 3.

November 1 1911.



Activirlesof the Young Men's Christian Associa-
The sLanding of the teams of ilir Isthlman Bisk t
Ball League on October 28. tas 3s I'oLouos
Cnstobal. 4 1) 1 0no
Gorgona 1 i 5U
Gatun 3 I 7SO
Culebra .... 2 S0n
Empire ... 0 4 (1111
Corozal. .. 0 4 01)10
The result of basket ball g umr" ph.ed in O ioiber
28. were as follows. Cri-tobil. 25 C-,r.zal. 10), Gor.
gona. 23. Culebra II; G:iun. 20 Emrir- 15 G.,nIL s
to be played November 4. art Empire ,t Cruiaobal;
Galun at Culebrn.
Dr. Connor. Acting Health Offic-r ol Pinrnia. gave
an informal lecture SWednesday etrning cn th- 4.ublect
"Tuberculosis" A general discu5-Hun tillor.'td the
The pool tournament closed ,ltri Mr Ai ker winnrntg
the cue. Messrs Norenberg 3nd Jone; tied ior -sec:onil
place. A handicap tournament %till be started in the
near future. Those dewring to ent lr .hJouLld hand their
names to Manager \VWilon.
The followi.n are the result; oi ihe leigue bottlitni
game for the week;
Culebra Empire.
Mitchell 134 142 166 Gu-i IOA 1411 los
HerringLon. 204 170 143 CGorniin 144 I(. 15i
D niscoll 161 1O 141) Pr- .,-irn I711 ;I ) I' -'i
Case 182 171 231 Hu-Jon. 144 I hi Intl
Dougherty 171 :' 1 S I) S r.i;nehr 132 It.' I; I

Totals 853 85; b6il 4 ;'7j 'Q ,?
The following are the name ni the m.-n ih.ii pl -et
the volley ball gamin between the Chiet LEngn,:oa ,.
and the Union ChriLlan L'igLnil
li:ague. Child' Erniinmer :
Warner FIh r in-in
Kramer Cuoppin
Herrington Baum.-
Vanzandt StIlwril
Wilmont K, ii int, a,
Hofmainn B arLrolr
The score was 3 to 1 in favor of the Clhii : Eng.ne-r.
The following 13 the p-rogramii that %ass gven i*undiay
evening by the chorui.-. of C-r.,,ri an-d Cul, bra
Introduction. Or htairr.. opa g Hols Hiolu Hol\.
Congregation, Bil.le reading. and prater the ke.' A.
A Nellis, solo. Penit nl \ ndre 'A t-r Mr-.G R D
Kramer; Unfold ye PorLJl? (fR-dempionm)t. G.oinciJ.
chorus; Adrilres;. the Rev. A.. A Nelhl. dul silernt
Night Mr. and Mrsq Kr.mer Hol,- art Thliu IL re.-l.
Xerxes. Choru. Ninely and Nine Canrir-on Mrs.
Boyd; The Heaven are Tlmling Cresatun. Chor,,;;

My C.-,,nimr TI. -if Thn.,? ;unIlirn.r;.:rn Uewiles
1ho.,: iml. rint,'.r fi| r ti -r t ottIr t.uk j.,i

The Ioll, I in' ig;h .l T. -, rt l,, 'lJ r.n h i r ir
a.Il!, a J durinC [he 11.1 ;1 %,. in kpin.- D ikin 1\" .
Ro rai rcls 1:il 1 1 l'. r 'n.1. 1-1 Ttriinti-- l[Jrk1i
2;1I sr.,nrl. .'i. 1 usnii 211
E mr iir. t.'-k linT'. rr iiti W i .ili:,I Ir ,i IL I li' lr.i
tel m on S-jturJl niat. . l.l". r 2. ii I' L lnpiri
ailli '. the 10ll sin.; :,or. -
Empin. re rl I' r
Pony. 71- l4' I- Girl ., II 1 4 14
C, ., hli I 'el 1.(0 1 1 i" l .'. 1' 10-- 1 o '
A. nd-.r .on l l i 1 :.-...ll ir. Ii v 14-2 1'1
Dr ... lo I t. 1; .1 F.1',r 1 4 I i. y 4

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Tin _jjil Stj'I.i Cliti -i; nrjirrz.--Jd con Fril.-.y it
1 Ii other: beini: ten,*ni, t pr.) .ri, pr.-nt Th ic
Ib) r i r l:. 'i, .cJ 1.0, T : \1', i r .1 i h111,. W oTl '
C I, r. ;E i l ,jib i un -.i L ,Is rij "-In,'i'- ,:.ini n LIm L.,:r
701 .\. il.sri- Tih.: :1..; illv n t ILIy 1-ridiy
,,. n'i. a, I 11J. in.] ill jr in 'It'J to Attend.
Tie Cr tlc.tal b.oiii-ri to1.1k tI out .I i threi. I tii.-
Irim tll. i....i. t! im -.:.n G .r, ni ; ill..% on Siturilay
ni lit. Ir. 'v.or. teiing .i iollu ,
CrLitbal GC.ore.onj.
0,rrtr T) 144 174 Roper I' oIn 171
H ii .UIIIc 211 17 I' ll,,ii'L r 1-I 2l 212
\'! . I: l ; 1T R \ un 1'4 110 140
R til.ik Ii 1 ; ;-1) %sir.r. 14 7 1 3 1] i
'urn~ I? 14. 7 1 10 Haggwriv 1 I 1% 144

Tol I. .' 7.o I.*-7 t3 es*P. f
About onei hi nd reP and frtv pec-tpit itll.n*J,-Il the
de.kl', Honrg ern,. I I13.t Sun,-ii ,..cn.ng Mr; Sh- iri
pjlnd ithe rano. MIr E R Krnhold tlie .i.li rInd 1I
J. T. Ilihipkin' the cirntl Siind.v' '. -ninr Nt..enl.cr
the v. ,:ekjly c-nc trvi:i! ,11 i be h-Id it .' 1111
preP-Ller. b. mnI in; r'-1-.t- i vPC-rt.i. Inc Hi- Eible .:'rune
.hir.t 3nd the romann nt the H\ell
Thc ph,. : :1i d-.:p rtmn ntn lids [TI.J i-rranc'.rnInt ;i to
give mr; : ige in ill. lu-:kr 'orom oin Tur:.-,Ja'. andi Frii.ldi
Tcnn. r' bei;n pl...e.l in ith-: g.' nrin ium From 5 uIl t.)
7 uaj o 'lock on all e t% nini; 1.' i it .J...e-i n.:t inTlrlrier,?
l.th otler arrangemenicn All n,'n-LL'r: rt- i.]d lLe toi
par t ipllt.
CItin % r-n all ih- thipt- raimt ,.:.. boiling IrjrT C'I ml.
Ellt. on yturds c x. tin. Ot..tAir '8 Tr .. -.,rit
ar ': a \1O11 .: :

C a'ILIn. C-irnr. Jl-l ,It
lim ijr.i. 121 1 ?9 P1 re --- li. i Af I '7
I_ hr,..-r n. I l I I 2 171 K r I l.-i- Ill i S,
De'.i .,ll W'., 1iN 171 I -,i, ,' I l l ? '40.
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Vol. V., No. 10.


The commmisarier 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. m., and 2.30 to 7 p. m.
Ancon 8-a m.tolp. m.,and3to6p. m.
All others. S i. m. to 1 p. m., and 3 td 7 p. m.
Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning November 1, 1911.
Mutton--Stwinc. per pound .. ..... 6
Sl,..'ul.Jer. ne-k trirnmed oil. (4 pounds
air'id l .'eri p,:r pound ... 9
Entire l trc-uartosr not triinmedj. 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
Cuelist. per p,,urinl ............. .. 28
Pork-Loin c h;p- or rotL. per pound......... 20
Beef-Suet, per pound ...................... 2
Soup, per pound................... 5
Stew, per pound...... ............
Corned, No. 1, per pound.............. 12
Corned, No. 2, per pound.............. 10
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
pound .......................... ... 12
Pot roast, per pound .................. 121
Rib roast, second cut (not under 3J
pound s per pound.............. 16
Rib roast. first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound .................. ....... 18
Sirloin roast, per pound............... 19
RHii-L. r.ja.i -,r Doi nd ................ 19
Rin-ti-au e to ,t. -pr nound........... 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 than 11t
pounds), pter pound .... 20
Tenderloin (Weit. rri. r,. r pound. 24
Caviare, Russian, per tin .................. 47, 89
Livers-Beef, per pound..................... 7
Calf, each.... ............. ..... 60
Half, each........ .......... 30
Steak, Hamburger, pkg ..................... 13
Sausage-Bologna, per pound................ 10
Frankfurter, per pound .... ...... 12
Lieberwurst, per pound .......... 10
Devonshire Farm, per pound........ 17
Sweetbread-Veal, per pound................ 1.20
Beef, per pound................ 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen.......................... 32
one-half dozen only.............. 17
Blueflh fre-h. per pound.................... 14
H ailbu.lrrsh. per pound .................... 1
Sha. i- t ie e .ch .......-- ............. ... 70
O -ter.. I It ke:gs per keg .................. 50
Chickens--Fancy roasting, milk fed, large, each 1.35
Fancy roasting, milk fed, med., each 1.00
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 41
pounds, each................. .. 90
Fowls, each..................... 60,70,80,90, 1.00
Ducks, Western, about 4J pounds, each....... 1.00
Broilers, milk fed, each...................... 70
corn fed, each .... ...... ........ 60
Turkeys, per pound...................... ... t28
Squabs, each ........................... ... 35
Capons, each .......................... .... 2.10
Fryers, corn fed, each....................... 60
Partridges, each............................ 50
Grouse, each............................... 50
Ham-German, Westphalia, per pound ........ 36
Sugar cured, per pound............... 20
Sliced, per pound ......... 22
Half,for boiling,per pound 21
Boiled, per pound ........ 28
Hocks, per pound........ :8
Todd's Smithfield Virginia, per pound.. 30
Bacon-Breakfast, whole piece, per pound..... 23
Breakfast, sliced, per pound.......... 24
Pork, salt family, per pound................. 13
On tongues, each ........................... -1.00
Pigs' feet, per pound ........................ 9
Tongues, per pound .................... 18
Sliced bacon in 1-pound tins, per tin .......... 30
In 1-pound jars, per jar.......... 30
Butter-Creamery special, per pound ......... 35
Cheese-Roquefort, per pound ............... 38
Philadelphia cream, cake ............ 10
Philadelphia cream, cake............ 18
Young America,p peound.......... 20
Rwii. er n.ound ................... 26
Edam, each ........................ 1.00

Neufchatel. cake .. ........ . .
-hudi. per pojnd.. .......
Milk (Certified), per bottle.............
Baitermnilk bottle . .......
Frr-iTmill. :, b-A r le ...... ... .
Ice cream, quart ............. .
i-gallon........... . .
Beets, per pound ............. .........
Cel: ir. per head .... ... ..
C tDange, per pound .. .. .......
Cucumbers. per pound ..... .......
Carrots, per paind .. .....
Cauliflower, per pound ....... .......
Egg Plant, per pound.......
Lettuce, per pound...........
Onions, per pound ........... .
Peppers, green, per pound ....
Potatoes, sweet American, per r. ,n-I
Potatoes, white, per pound....
sweet, per pound.. ..
Pears, alligator, each......... ...
Parsnips, per pound.........
Parsley, per pound...........
Squash, per pound........
Turnips, per pound ....................
Tomatoes, per pound............ ......
Yams, per pound............
Apples, per pound.........
Cantaloupes, each ............... ....
Grape Fruit, each..............
Lemons, dozen..............
Limes, per 100..............
Oranges, per dozen...........
Peaches, pound .............
Plums, per pound............
Pears, per pound...........






*Indicates reduction from las t h, t
**Indicates 5 cents allowed fo..r return or bottle.
lIndicates advanceon last lis
ISold only from commissari-e no o'derL taken for
Supplies for the Canal.
The following steamers, with .'ir-,i.- I..r th.- Itn-
mian Canal Commission. arrriv-.-l .ir the r'orri ni fnri-
tobal, Colon, and Balboa, during 'iI, ---; :n, .ni
October 28:
Prinz Eiel Friedrich. Octob,, r...- N.-. '. -. k.
with 3 cases of hardware, for sto.: .'
Atrato, October 22, from New ior i'k, Iti tl ca.es of
shipping tags, for stock.
Santona, October23,fromBalhr. r. ir It, lun,]l.
of valve material, 26 pieces of -' -: n r-.-' li -, :
of valve material, 2.692 pieces of r.' Cl I ,. ? 'i 4 i ri',-. i
of steel bars for Pacific Divisio. ..Q', ,- runJIlc ti1
valve material, 18 nieces of v.i in, ir r',l 1 ; .
of valve material. 1,687 pieces ai .ir I ,-: 6 4 hund!il-
of railway rack material for At lhI, PD,.'i- in 4 3i1,
pieces of steel plates, 214 keg; *.i river '-itr Pan tma
R-Iilroad Company; 798 pieces ioi luitmber i-ur Me. han-
ical Division; 4,500 bundles ci -].i. :e t,.& 3wF r.,,ce
of steel plates, 300 kegs of rail.-..i r'.k,. 1 I Ii ic
of wire nails, 10 cases of paint in.i b-ar.--i: pant
for stock
Ailsawald, October 25, from Bl,'r.rnor. i h 16.70S
cases of dynamite, 200 bundle- r.i lr..om; an.d o100
bundles of tie plates for stock' I, rIe-.-- of :ounklr
and400carwheelsforMechanical D,'irn i 4 5. i 3pi,e:e
of steel rai! for Panama Railroad r- ...- rpain
Trebia, October 25, from New Yr.rk v Ir, i o 14 32 baic:
of cement for the Atlantic ani P .,i.: Di,.icons and
10 cases of benzine for stock.
Adm-ance, October25, from New N'orl: ..uih cas--. oi
steel plant material for the M-e.:h-,i ,l Diiu Tion;
8 cases of filter plant material an.1 s ne,.-- of -tel
channels for tlb Atlantic Divi.:-.n 1 Ili 'r, i-rvr'.- s
25 bundles of scoop shovels, 75 a..--:. cAl .u: ,ri sodi.
13 cases of deck brushes, 13 .:.xi:e of insuliied lire.
8 bundles of steel wire, 15 cases ol -r-, e pirt; Y ,iie-
of oil pumps. 300 cases of washing. powder. 50 crat.i
of refrigerators, 14 cases of toe ,.lk I0 1:jazi ,of blit.-
ing batteries for stock, and 36 p.e.- a of Teell bean for
the Panama Railroad Compar -. :,n.' rra .:ellaneou..
cargo, the whole consisting of 6;S i p.:kLf., a eigbhing
120 tons.
Parismina, October 26, from N.-' i- rleinns with 16;
bundles of packing cases for th-: ii iry D.-:p~rtmrt.
134 pieces of creosoted piling for r-. .tlinti: D in-!in.
1,000 kegs of white lead, 50 crar.: :.i ni i;- f.i buindlc
of shingles. 25 pieces of piling I ?l1. b1' .-" :,* itraw,
13,536 pieces of lumber and 7 ca :31 c.i c-..'-r It .-,r ;toc
Almirante, October 26,from Nc, ork. v :' I IJI0) p il
of grease. 9 cases of hose and 80'l drumt: of .:.' tor ;1ock.
and 6 pieces of steel girders fo: the A.t'i-in.: Divsion
Pleiades,October27,from San Fran ..: -rt. -'h, 9 prices
redwood lumber for the Mech.incal Do i.n.
FOUND-At Corozal. an open [i [-e ,- : iI %: act h.
It can be obtained by calling and ai. riiing roperlty
at House 140, Room 24, Paraiso
There will be a baseball game between picked team
from Gorgona and Cristobal on the Linc,:ln House
grounds, Colon, Friday morning. November 3, at 10


The following is a list of the slings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company, of the Royal Mail
Stcarn Packet Corpani; of the Hamburg-American
'ine. and of the Lirned Fruit Compan:.'s Line.
Alliance .. P. R. R. Monday ..Oct. 30
Color . .. P. R R Monday..Nov. 6
.-dianc.: ... P R R Saturday Nov. It1
Panama P. R. R..Saturday. Nov. 18
Al.ahn.:a . P. R. R. Friday .. Nov. 24
Co.lon.... . P. R. R. Friday....Dec I
Adrivace ... . P. R. R..Tnursday.Dec. 7
Parnama P. R R .Thursday.Dec. 14
AII.,n: P. P.P..V.edneadayDec. 20
Cc ion .. P R.R .Wednes.dayDec. 27
Ad .in..v P. 1. R .1 Ut.iday. Jan. 2
Pina..a I'. R. R..TueAda7. Jan. 9
Allian,a R. R Monday Jan 15
C.-.on.... P R. R. Monday Jan. 22
A Jan. e P. R. R..Saturda. .Jan 27
P,.i.mi .. P R Saturday Feb. 3
r-lhr.n.: P. R R..Fliday....Feb. 9
Cl..r, P P. R F:drsa ... Fcn. 16
rA.l.art P P.. R Friday....Feb 23
Pairna P. R. R Sunday...Nov. 5
Al;,,jn.:i P R. R. Saturday Nov. II
Coirn... P R. R. Saturday Nov. 18
Ad. s,- P R. R. Friday. .Nc.. 24
Panarr P R. R Friday.. .Dec. I
AIlin.: P. R. R..Th,ur ,-ay.Dec. 7
i-oln .. P.R R .WedntE3dy Dec. 13
*\dvan.:e P.R.R..Wednesday Dec. 20
P.r na ,a P f.R..\Vednesday Dec. 27
.X11 nc P R R Tur-sday. Jan. 2
C:.-In P. R R Tue.das Jan 9
A-j.iane P. R. R .Monday. Jan 15
P r...mr.i P RR Sunday...J.n. 21
Alli..- j P R. R Sunday. Jan. 28
C..oul .P. R R Satuia.y Feb. 3
.d. in.,- P I. Fi.dlar... Feb. 9
Pnim P R 1< Friday.. .Ftb. 16
.-Alhin.:a P. R R Thurior y.i"-b. 22
ianit Marta .. Li. F. C Thursday. Oct. 26
Prini s aig mun.l. .H.-A... Friday... .Oct 27
Tta-neI R NI.. Saturday .Oct. 28
MrN-t pin ... U. F. C..Thur.sdsy.. Nov. 2
Print .ugi:l.t V. irnelm.. H -A . Saturday..Nov 4
Za.:rp,3 .. .L. F. C.Thurad .'... Nov. 9
Prinz Eit-I Fi .i-Jri.:n .H .A. .Fnday .. .Nov. 10
Trent R. M Saturda3 Nov. II
AIlm nrane ... U F C.Tnur-day. Nov. 16
Pri.rz Joachm .. H -A .Saturday... Nov. 18
SanEa MIrtia .... U. F. C TIh-rsdav.. .Nov. 23
Prinnz i,'inund . H -A Friday ... Nov. 24
Oruna . ..R. N1 Saturday...Nov. 25
NMletapan .. .L.F C.Thursday. Nov. 30
Pr.rz Augusil %\dh.-lm H. A. Saturday. .Dec. 2
Ziacp, U. F.C.Thursday ..Dec. 7
Prinn Eel Friedrich ..H.-A .Friday .... Dec 8
MIacddlen .R M Saturday... Dec. 9
A.ii.rmie U. F. C Thursday .. Dec. 14
Piut Joachim. I -A .Saturday... Dec. 16
Santa Marta. ..U F C..Thursday.. Dec. 21
Prmz Sigiamund H.-A. Friday ... .Dec. 22
Almirnite. ..... U. F. C .Thursday..Nov. 2
Prinz Auguit WJhelim. ..H.-A.. .Tuesday.. Nov. 7
Prinz Sigismund .. H.-A. Saturday..Nov. 11
Orubs. ..R. M...Tuesday Nov. 14
MeLapan .. U. F. C..Thursday.. Nov. 16
Prin.rz.ugUitsWilhelm H.-A .Tuesday .. Nov.21
Zacapa.. ... . ..U. F.C.Thursday ..Nov. 23
Prinz E.-:l Friedrich .H.-A .Saturday ..Nov. 25
Maigdalen. .. R. MI ..Tues.dy. ..Nov. 28
Almrmant. ... .. U. F. C.Thursdas... Nov. 30
Pnnz Joachim .. .. H-A. .Tuesday....Dec. S
Santa Maria.. ......U. F. C.Thursday... Dec. 7
Pr.nz Sigismund... ...H.-A.. Saturday.. Dec. 9
Cl'de .............. R. NI .Tu iesda y... .Dec. 12
Metspan ... .... .. U. F. C.Th.araday... Dec. 14
Pr.nzAugustilWilhelm H..-A Tuesday. .Dec. 19
Zs.ap..... .. ... ... U. F. C.Thursday.. .Dec. 21
Cartago.. ..... ........U. F. C.Wedneaday.Oct. 25
Arenas..... .. ......... F. C.Saturday...Oct. 28
Tuinilba ..... .. U.F. C. Saturday..Nov. 4
Heredia........... U. F C. WedJnesday.Nov. 4
Abangare... .. U. F. C .Saturday..Nov. It
Carago.. .LiU. F C.Wednesday.Nov. 15
Cartago.... ..... .. U. F. C .Thursday. Nov. 2
Abagarez......... ... U. F C. Thursday. Nov. 2
Tivives ................. U. F.C..Thursday..Nov. 9
Atenas ................ U. F. C..Thursday..Nov. 9




The Canal Record
Published weekly under the ,auhornly an, supervnlion of
the Iluhmuan Canal Commnsiton

The Canal ReIord is sisued free of charge one copy
each. go all employes of thle Commuiision and Panama
Railroad Company hose names are on the gol- roll.
Extra oapues and back nuamtate can be obtlaned fraom the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Compan) fom file
rents each.

Address all Communications
Ancon. Canal Zone.
Isthmua of Panama.
No eomum .nalion.ither for fpublic.ation or reqUeuing
informal lo. will re.ieuc atui nfiOn unless: signed ziih the
full name and ad.reji. O fthe Un1e,

Switchback Utilizailon at Garun
In order to lift the trains bearing spoil from
Culebra Cut to the top of the we-t ,ing ol
Gatun Dam, a swirchback ha- been built on
the lower side, from th. spillwav, running
beyond the extreme western end of the dam
on a grade of per cent. Near the far end is a
switch, on which the trains run back in the
final climb to the place of dumping Steam-
shovel 116 is borrowing material from the
hills beyond the end of the dam and it ad-
vances upward on a I per cent grade. clearing
a way for the continuance of the switchback.
Thu, the height of the latter rises as the dam
goes up, and the switch of the dump track is
carried steadily further out and up, in order to
preserve the low grade. This arrangement for
an easy grade on track-, rom a borrow pit
which by the nature of its location and making
is at a coni,enient altitude, is effecting a
considerable saving of time and expense.
Trains of 15 dump cars of 10 cubic yards
capacity are hauled from the borrow pit to the
top of the dam by a locomotive of the 200
type; and trains from Culebra Cut. consisting
of 35 cars of 10 yards each. or 27 cars of 17
yards capacity. are able, with the assistance
of a pusher engine, to run intact to all the
high level dumps, making up to three switch-
backs to accomplish thi- purpose
Canal Work in October.
The grand total of Canal excavation to
November 1 was 153.055,640 cubic yards.
leaving to be excavated 42.207,739 cubic
yards, or less than ont:-fourth of the entire
amount for the completed Canal.
The total for October was 2.331.678 cubic
yards. as compared with 2.884.382 cubic yards
in October, 1910, and 2,827,798 cubic 1.jrds
in October. 1909.
The dry excavation amounted to 1.516,759
cubic yards, and was principally by steam
shovels. The dredges removed 810,215 cubic
yards. and 4,704 cubic yards were sluiced in
the Central Division, in addition to the
amount pumped into Gatun Dam by suction

dredgr.i-. Thu prugre.. on the lu-ck, at Gatun.
Pedro hMiguel. and .Miriariore a refirr-d tou
el' .'..hitre in this i;-jue
In the Atlantic Divi-ion the total exc.va.-
tion ma.t- 53.l.431 cubic .arrs Ul thi- total,
66.U. 1 cubi .ard& were dr5, exciavatin. an.
thei remainder wa. removed b% the dJredgt -
in the Atlantic entrance.
Thu t..ttl escaVation in the Central DL)i-
,ion uas 1 319.187 cubic .ardl. all .if which
%a:- from the prism The amount taken Irs.rn
Culebra Cut Nas 1,3Utb971 cubic sards a-.
compared with 1,320,314 cubic '.rd, in
October, 1910. th(h high record fur th.t minnth.
In the Pacific Di\ i-ion. the tuial e s aiati,n
%a- 476.000 cable '.rd-. .;'9.S5, ubic yards
Of which were taken ouit b, dIte:'-ing at heli
Paific entrani e.
.A detailed -. atement of the e',:avati,.n. and
a ummjry ol the aL.rk on the l.k..k- and
clam', fulluo
Work PI i] rTo"in
L.O,:ALin Ec sa- Ea3 ct ics.a.
ion i Ui i lion
Dry excatatio,- Cu 'do d u. I J. C., I'Y

Locks. Dam and Spill.
wRy ... .
bI ndi ....... .. .
Total .... ...
e'fl eu-.az aitso-
Atlantic entrance .
Locks. Dam and Spill.
way. . ... .. .....
Total ..... .....


Total wet and dr- i
ezcavation .. I 3 l I I J31
D.- ercaza...-
Culebra Cut.. .... 1 3o ; 1 .,I -.'l
ChagTe, '-ecton -. .S ..
w1tl' er.a afs.- I
Chagre. section ... "4 .... 1
Total .. .. -.7 . I l -.
Dry e.rxatwarot.-
Locks.Dams and Spill-
ways... .. .. .. ... I -. 765 ... .. .. C. 1 "5
Divers ona ... ..... l I .. . .
Prism. south of Pedro
Miguel Locks ..... .. .........
Total... .. ... 1 .. .
Wet ec.reaatuona- -:-- -
Pacific entrance ... -'3 2 '4 .')s
Miraflores Locks .......... .....
Inner Harbor ... ir, l,, I'1
Total.............. ... .... l .1
Total wet and dry
exCavatlon 4-E .. r I
Dry excavation . I 1'-6' . I ""'
WeLezcavaon .. -I i-i--s
Total.... ___ l 5r I I 331 B7
Mean rainfall .lonlg C.'.sjl I I k.'.n itaton.). iJ 5:
By "Work e.... '[itn iS mnt.int r.- viulon actually,
made for one of tile ,7onstu,:n .its o llthe Cjnali
such as prism diveriuoni. 0o Inki-. etc. that i. |.
represents rniatehal takC'n Iu1in titL- JTr.J it be occupied
by the Canal and consinu.tut. cxat ation useful for the
completed Canal
By "Plant" excavation is meant excavauon outside
of any of the constituent parts of the Canal. such aa

prism, diversions, or locks, etc. It includes material
necessary to be excavated for construction purposes
only, and is chargeable against the particular plant
item for which it is performed, such as prism, diversions,
locks, etc.
MATERIAL, Atlantic. Pacific. Total.

Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds. Cu. Yds.
Concrete laid in lock 53,636 86K510 140,146
Concrete laid in dinm-.
and spillways ..... 1 .......... 3,158
Pill rliced ind.ams.. 4j-2.o. -5 4" i,'" 480.45S

Gate Construction at Pedro Miguel.
Backfilling of the western wall of Pedro
MAlieuc locks has been finished to the lower
gates and tracks will be laid on the surface
shortly in order to give the McClintic-Mar-
shall Construction Company access to the
lower gates. The company has ordered a new
erection bridge, which will be placed first over
the site of the lower guard gates. With its
present bridge, the company has been erect-
ing the upper guard gates in both chambers.
The fill on the west side required about 50,-
000 cubic yards. On the east side, a steam-
shovel has been cutting its way up the knoll
between the locks and the Central Division
tracks, and will cast material over from it,
toward the wall, to make the east backfill.
Monitors Moving toward Pacific.
Hydraulic excavation at the Miraflores
lock pit is proceeding southward, in the di-
rection of the Pacific entrance channel. A
hydraulic monitor has been placed in front of
the barrier of earth which separates the pit
from the Pacific and will proceed with its
removal. A new cofferdam is being con-
structed across the channel, a mile to the south
but until it is finished a temporary fill across
the lowest portion of the flar ;. several hundred
yards below the place the monitor is to work,
will prevent liouilinc Along the axis of the
flats is a channel prism, several feet below the
surrounding* area, made by the Central Divi-
sion in former work, which is inundated at high
tide. A slight and ca-ily constructed fill
across this keeps the whole area dry and
allows the monitors to proceed on the upper
corlerda.in while the new and final one is
under construction.
Change in Lighting System.
The lighting system of the Zone villag,.- of
C:,r..zal and Diablo was transferred from the
Balboa power house to that at Miraflorca.
on November 3. The BH lbua power station,
which also supplies all the electric light and
power for Balb,.,,o, East Balboa and Ancon,
was running under an overload of about
twernt per cent. The removal of the Corozal-
Diha hi circuits decreased the load sAne fifty
kilowatts, allowing the plant to run at normal
capacity and resulting in noticeable improve-
ment in the hlght, m all the villages concerned.
The Balboa plant supplies alternating current
of 60 cycles, while the Miraflores current is of


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25 cycles, but as the Corozal-Diablo circuits
are practically for lighting al.ne the change in
cycles makes no difference. There are a few
small motors on the circuits in private use and
these can be used on the new system.
The change is in consonance with plans for
permanent light and power throughout the
Zone, as the Miraflores plant will be per-
manent, while it is expected that the Balboa
plant will be dismantled within two years.
The Miraflores plant is at present operated
by the Pacific Division, though the Mechani-
cal Divison has charge of .'ightii i hn th- villages.

Gatun Dam Spilway.
The concrete work in the Spillway of Gatun
Dam is about 71 per cent completed, 161,155
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on Novem-
ber 4. 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.
October30............... 160 7.30 1
October31............. 88 5.00 1
November 1 .............135 7.00 1
November 2... ........ ..80 6.00 1
November 3 ............... ...... .. ....
November 4........... 160 7.00 1
Tota........................ 623 32.30 1
Previously reported... 160,532
Grand total.......... 161,155 _

Ancon Crusher.
A statement of rock crushed at the Ancon
quarry during the week ending November 4,

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.

October 30..... ........... .. 7.50 3.091
October 31 ..................... 6.10 2.437
November I .................. 5.30 2.317
November 2................... 7.45 2.685
November 3................... Holiday.
November 4.................... 7.55 2,871
Total ........... ........... 35.10 13,401

Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
November 4, follows:

DATE. Hours Cubic
worked. Yards.
October 30..................... 4.20 1,895
October 31..................... 5,30 2,358
November .................. 430 1,901
November ..................... 3.15 1,532
November 3 (holiday)... ......... .... ......
November 4 ....... ... ..... 4.00 1,813
Total.............. .. .... 21.35 9,499

One Hundred Dollar Tourist Rate.
Owing to the small amount of travel by
employes, from the Isthmus to the United
States during the winter months, and in order
that the passenger accommodations on Panama
Railroad Company ships may be utilized as
much as possible, a rate of $100 for the round
trip from New York to Cristobal has been
established. The tickets will be ,o-.I for
passage and return on any ships having avail-
able accommodations between November 1,
1911 and March 31, 1912. While on the
Isthmus, tourists will be maintained at their
own expense, the arrangement made by other

lines, that passenger- may sleep and eat on
the ship, during their stay in port, not apply-
ing on the Panama railroad ships. The ships
will make %oy age, about every -i% da\s,
according to the schedule published else where
in thi, issue. and they wnil! remain in pjrt on
the Isthmus about five days.

\ visit or Appropriations Committee.
It is expected that the Appropriations Com-
mittee of the House of Representatives will
arrive on the Isthmus about November 16,
and %ill remain about one \eek. during which
time the Congressmen will inspect the Canal
work and conduct hearings.


Over 70 per cent of the concrete ior the locks is in place, the amount at the close of
work on Novsmber 4, being 2,952,215 cubic ards, out of a total of approximately 4,199,400.
A total of 25,517 cubic yard- of concrete was laid in the locks during the week ending
November 4.
Over 84 per cent 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 Nuvember 4 being 1,684,721 cubic yards,
out of a [oral -,f 2,000,000. A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each
working day for the week ending No ember 4. and of the total, follows; and a similar state-
ment for the work in the spillway of Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in thisissue. The
construction plant works 12 hours daily, and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.


I 2-cubic yard muiers. 2-cubic yard mixes.
I-------- ______________ Large
Concrete Hours No. of ConcreteI Hours No. of
Iplac:ed. worked. mnxers placed. I worked. muxer6


Lu i.2.. (.a a I Ca. Yds. Cu. Vds.
(Oct..t,br 3.1 1.4JS1 2.0 0 5 4.1 I 6 00 2 1 60 1.9231
Ocob.er 11 I :46 Ii 38 t 3 .' t, a 40 2 112 2.283
-.j emrnne 1. dr. 33 16 1 560 6 4) 2 158 2.827j
l. 15 2 1 o 6 .U 2 41 2 I 11 1.926
No emLr. ,rhIdj', ... .
N,.mh.r 4 I ;4 0 l 4 2.5 3 40 2 112 1.658
I'ritb, mii r. .. 200.. ... . ... . . .... . ...
TL,I. 042 1 1 l 30 I 5 4 21116 1 '320 2 560 10.61S
Prsvioud,, reported I .. . .I 1,6 4.103
_Grind t.:.til I .. ..... .. 1.684. 21
'TIe. 2l i :. j.rdc, ;he.,rn tor the p or -:blC mn'-:ri ra reinl' rc.d cu, rete ran .. re plr'I cd on ihf Iollowilg days,
(..tb,:t.r jilth S1 CsL.tober 31;-t .": No,.itl.tr s .4; i N.ov- mbe, 2rnd, 3.2 Norvtntcr 4th, 40
Concrete work in the lock- at Pedro Nliguel is over 90 per cent completed, 759,055 cubic
yard-, out ol a total of S37,400, bucket measurement, having been placed at the close of work
on November 4. The record for each of the si.\ S-hour working days of last week, follows:


DATE. 2-C.uObc ard mixers. J-cubic yard mniers. Large Total.
Conciete Hours No oi Concrete Hours No.oI
pla..eJ. wworkkd. miers, l cried worked Imusera
'U. Y.I 1 C. Id: Cu Yds. Cu. Yds.
Ottt'iC.- O, I:l...r it ; 2 21 00 3 3iul 14 nu 3 1.073
N. ,.,I .L r 1. I s Ir I, I. 5 229 .10 2 .. .. 815
Nuo .r,i r 2 I 614 ; U ) 3 2 2 IO I2 3 .952
IT. .... r H 'I.Jj i . ., .... 3
u. T tl rs 04 50 3 1.343 G ( 00 2 6 4.9:1
.i ..u k r. rp.-r.i . 4.423 754.084
Grrni tioal. 7 Ii* 4.423 759.055
Over 37 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was
in place on November 4 the total amount on that date being 508,439 cubic yards, bucket
measurement, out of a total of approximately 1.3o2 000. The record for each of the six 8-hour
working days of last week, follows:


DATE. 2-cubc ard mers 2-cubic yard muera. *-cubic yard mixer. Total.

ConcriteI Hours No o Concrete Hourj INo. of Concrete Hours No. o1 Large
plaLed I v.orLtd mixei, pla..ed. worked. muersi placed. Worked. mLuers alone.
Cu. iJs. Cu. I3-s. Y. Vs. Cu. Vds. Cu. I'd .
,, .. 52
4:d :,2 5 1 l1 1 I I 1 52
f4. t '10 1 4 34 7 !16 1 11 ) 2 I 4i9 35 75 5 ..... 2.529
lc 31 .! I 35 50 1.'io 13 Su 2 221 15 10 2 2049
Nov 1 1, 1 |1i 11 I Sri 448 36 50 5 1.642
1No 4 (W. 0 7r. ;3 2 446 36 ; 5 .2 1.876
:o, 1 1 U : ; 7 6 : 1" i ou 2 3i 26 4 \ 1 780o
P .Mll.. 3.9;4 I lo 3 : r, 95 2 1,956 155 it0 I 4.0? 9.928
reported 3.693 498,511
r,,ornd I
al I ...... 3.693 508,.4 9

November 8, 1911.



Present State of Eicavation and Future Plans.
On November I there had been excavated
from Culebra Cut 70.942.244 cubic yards of
rock and earth, and there yet remained 18,-
501, 761 cubic yards. The average excavation
per month during the 12 months just passed
has been 1,372,000 cubic yards, and at this
rate the work would be completed by Janu-
ary 1, 1913. But this rate cannot be main-
tained, because sections of the Cut at
either end are nearing completion, and the
time is approaching when the number of
shovels now at work (421 will have to be re-
duced because of lack of room in which to
work and the output must therefore decrea.e.
The Cut will be completed when the
bottom is at 40 feet above mean sea level and
300 feet wide. The table show- the average
depth of the lowest cut at each 5 000 fect in the
nine miles between Bas Obispo and Pedro
Miguel, not counting the drainage ditch which

summit At the other end. near Pedro Miguel
locks, there remain to be dug ...ut about 800.-
000 cubic yard-. in the canal and the anchrr-
age basin. but this cannot be done until the
construction of the north approach and flare
walls of the I.cks ha, ailhanced farther.
Between that point and Cucuracha there
remain- about enough digging to keep eight
shovels busy f.,r -i\ month- more
By May 1. 1912, the exca.-atio'n in Cilebra
Cut will be confined practi:all, to thL three
miles between Las Ca-cada' and Cut.aracha
On that date there %,ill remain to Ib ext.avatred
about 11.000.000 cubic yard-.. It i- c\pected
that it will be possible to work 30 steam-
sh.iels adlantageousl,. in this small csctir.n.
an average of ten to the mile Thi- number
will br gradually dimini-htd a. the ei, avartic.n
nears completion. There is ever reason tn
believe that by July I. 1013. the dgigin-g in
Cul.-bra Cut will be completed. cxcept bIir
surh small amount ol work as ill be ncressar%
after the steam sho. els are taken out of thih

- -ia

Tases .-I

Entire section equivalent to o i54 LUL-I %daid: per lineal :oot o( Canal Prinm


runs the length of the Cut and is neces-
sarily lower than the rest of the excavation.
E l-eat ion
Station. Near Village. above wa
leeAl leet
1.4030. .. BasObapo b1
1.530 . BaaObixo. .9
1.580......... Las Casaddas 39
1.630 Las_ Cadcad3 5so
.,680. ...- Empire 5.... ... 51I
1.730 ........ Emr .ire . 8. 8
.780..... Culebra 3
.830 .. Cucuirieha 61)
11,80.. Par-iso 40
1.930 Pcdro Miguel 39.
This table is merely suggestive of the con-
ditions, because the work is done in a series
of benches, and the lowest cut is only a single
bench, about 40 feet wide, through the center.
On the other hand it is typical of the state of
completion at each mile, because the exca-
vation proceeds uniformly throughout, with
relation to the center line. At Baas Obispo
and for a mile at that end of the Cut. the
excavation is completed, except for a small
amount of cleaning up and the taking out of
inclines that must remain for the trains hauling
spoil out of the trench on the north side of the

Cut. In this. no account is taken of the
possibility; of dredging uf the last 15 leet on
the -ummit of the Cut, but it is a.sumed that
all the work will be done by steam ,hovel.
It is possible that unexpected develop-
ments in the slides at Culebra and Cucaracha
will add to the excas nation yet to be done. but
this need not delay the completion appreci-
ably because if the material continue, to niove
into the Canal Jft>:r the aatrr i; let in it can
be dredged more econonmi all) than it cuuldl
be dug out bi steant-h.'tel .At Cul.-bra.
where the hank-. --n both -ide. are sliding. the
channel i., alreadl- 1,5o0 feet wide at top. anti
the earth is blitrken -. far back on each side
that the total width f[r'n break to break is
2.000 feet. A cr-'-, ertion of the Cut at this.
po int of greatest 6idfh is printed hereLith
The height of the picture is evLaggerat.il in
comparison with its width, bicLauts the
horizontal scale is to the vertical a, fuur to

Amending Section 10 of Act No. 9. entitled "An
Act to provide Sanitary Rules and Regula-
tions for the Canal Zone."
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I
hereby etablih the following order for the
Canal Zone.
Artick- 1. Section 10 of Act No. 9,
naileded "An act to provide sanitary rules and
regulation- for the Canal Zone. Isthmu, of
Panama. and [or the enforcement thereof,"
enacted St pt.mt..r 2. 1904, ii hereby amended
-u a, to riad al foll 1%
Section 10. E cr. ph,,ysician, druggist,
-cho.I t.aLh'.r, clerg- man. midwife, nurAe,
head of a family., r other person in attendance
,n or in char5.e of an, one -ick or injured,
h wing kn'wlil'_," ,i the exi-tence in any
distrri;t .f the Ianj l Znm. of an% of the diseases
hertinafter named. -hall immediately report
rhe stm, ro the Di-tri,:t Ph-i-i'in or Di-trict
Sanitar-, In-pelct,'r The tli-ca-it r,:quired to
bc ,r. reported are. mca-les. rubella irothein).
scarlet feer, r .phus lever. relap-ing fever,
t% phoid fever, malarial feer. yelloww lever,
A.iatic cholera. plague. tetaniIs anthrax,
small-pox. chicken-pox,(varicella diphtheria,
icroup), tuberculosi- lof an,. organ,. glanders,
epidemic cerebrospinal mrtiignti-. leprosy,
inle..tious di-ea:es of the e. puerperal -epti-
caemia er-yipela-.. hoopingc',.iLgh.dysentery.
An, person %,ho fail, to make due report,
a- required by this, order. .f-, any of the above
enumerated diseases shall be deemed guilty
of a mi,-demeanor and upon con\ir.tio. thereof
shall b- puni-hed by a fine not exceeding
$25 00. or by impri-onment in jail not ex-
cteeding thirty da, s. or In. both such fine
and imprisonment in thedisc retionof thecourt.
Article 2. This order shall take effect
sixty b0.i da, s from and after this date.
To Prohibit Practise of Medicine. Surgery. Den-
tistry, Pharmacy. or Midwifery without a License.
By \irtue ot the authority vested in me I
hereby establi-h the following order for the
Canal Zone.
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any
person to practise or attempt to practise
medicine. surgery, denri-tr,, pharmacy or
midwifery within the Canal Zone without first
having obtained a lic-n-, therefore from the
Board of Health of the Canal Zone. Any
per-on thus offending Ahall be punished by a
tine not ex. feeding Twenty Five Dollars
$25 001, or b-. imprr-i.inment in jail not ex-
ceedlin-a thirt; i i ;i dav,, or by both such fine
and imnpri..onment in the discretion of the
court: pro; ,ded that this order shall not apply
rocummi-.ioned -urgeonolf the L niten States
Arm; and Nas y. or Marine Hospital Service,
nor to phs-icians. surgeons, dentists or phar-
macists and their assistants and nurses
employed by the Isthminan Canal Commision,
nor to nurses acting under the orders of a
licens-ed ph,,i-cian.
Section 2. Any person shall be regarded as
pIracti-ing medicine within the meaning of this
order whu shall prescribe fur. operate on. .,or
in any wise. attempt to heal, cure or alleviate,
or who shall in an, wie treat an; diseae or
any ph% iical or mental ailment tof dno.her;
pr,':ided that n.,thing in thi- order ,hall be
cons,ru.ed to prohibit gratt.tous services in
case of inergenc, .- or rn the admini-tering of
ordinary hou-ehuld remelie_-.
-c.ion _3. Thi, order -hal! take effect
si',t iC'00- dta from and after this date.
THE WHITE E HotCE. \\V. H. TArr.
October 14. 1911.


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Development of Unlatching Dedices from Simple
Lever to Sream Power Trips.
An investigation is under wai to determine
the relative efficiency of the steamshroel.
"trips." operated by steam. known a- the
Geddes and Wichman "trip., The-c are the
culmination of a development in the imliri\. c-
ment of tripping device- that btgan uoon afti r
the first steamshovels u. re set iat work in
Culebra Cut.
In the accompanying sketch 1( the dipper
of the shovel is shown in dumping position,
the emptying process being a, umphshed h)
pulling a latch, by which the di.-.r ot th,--
shovel is held. When the shovel i, real. to
dig, the dipper is near the ground with it-
center back of a vertical line through the
center of the shipper shaft, as the _h,ilt of the
big gear is called. In this position the door
of the dipper closes of its own weighi and is
latched firmly. \\ hn the dipper is loadtl.
the spoil within it bears down upon the door
and tends to hold it so firmly in place : that
the power required to open the latch I.- often
so great as to cause a seriouss strain on the
craneman, who unlatches the door. Ease in
opening the door is an ad\arntage b.th to the
craneman and in accc-lrating the work of dig-
ging. The various improvement_ on rnmethds
of unlatching, or of "tripping" the-latch, a, it
is called, have in view this dual advantage
When the shovel; arrived on the Isthmus
they were equipped with a single lever latch
operated by a 1 t-inch rope in the hand .f the
craneman, and attached at irs,, herend to the
"trip" of the dipper. Several pulls werrc ,Itcn
necessary to open the latch, and .almost invari-
ably a great effort was required. The string
by which this "trip" wa5 operated pas_.ed
through a sheave on the dipper stick near the
dipper and thence to the craneman's hand.
The first improvement was to compound
this original "trip," and in the drawing here-
with (A) the compound "trip" is shoan. The
original was the simple lever with the fulcrum
at (al. the weight at (bI and the power at (ci.

Height ol door 4; feet
Width ..... 5/ feet
In the compound "trip." another fulcrum was
made at (d) and the power was applied at ie),
where the line was attached. By this device
a movement of 20 inches in the line resulted
in a 1-inch movement of the latch.
Among improvements upon the compound
device, one that was given a trial in 1909 was
the "spring trip" which consisted of the lever,
shown in the second illustration herewith, (B)

and .i bar pa iiiR through a -lot in the latch,
with .a spring .itr.rhtrl .it it-, outer enil the
power f,,r tlnl.itc hin. being -ipplie I 1.- the
spring The ripe ,., whichli the "'ri.p" is
operated i. .atat. he- at t il: the lul'rum-n are
at (ci and i.dl: at il -. I t,,';egl joint. ,tr (e)

ta' T,-ggl._ acirt. 'b) Pow.-rto break ,nEit ., Fulcrum
l' to gle tlvcr .riI Fulcrum o ,i prirn, lIe er. 1, i '.%eight
)ol latch iQ i Power out aprin
the weight: at t'. rhe power applied by the
spring. The ',oor is clo-ed by its. c- n weight,
wh,:n in digging no.-iri..n placing a tension of
1,301)0 pound- upun the .prin:, and drawing
the toggle joint erect. When rhe dipper is in
dumping;position, the cr.anemin pulls the

A 4 1

.- -INCH WIRE Pl.PI:. D-WINIiNr.11lkl.'M. C-5STAM
rope, thereby Inriaking the toggle joint and
allowing the spring to e'ert its pull upon the
latch, which ihies back permitting thel dipper
to empty. The spring required was of i-inch

wire, 31 coils, 2t-inches outside di Imtter,
and 21 inches long when free. This device
worked satisfactorily, but the toggle joint
required constant renewing, and some Ilirih-
culty was experienced in obtaining suitable
springs, so that the appliance was finally
The first steam power trip was a device
placed upon his shovel by Thomas Custy, a
steamshovel engineer, in 1908, but after a few
month's trial this was discarded. This device
was improved upon by A. H. Geddes, also a
steamshovel engineer, until it became practi-
cable, and a patent has been granted to him.
It was described at length in THE CANAL
RECORD of May 3, 1911. In this device a
steam cylinder is located on the dipper stick
near the dipper, the piston is connected with
the dipper latch through a chain and a series
of levers, and when steam is admitted to the
cylinder the thrust of the piston operates the
levers and unlatches the door. Steam is
admitted and exhausted from the cylinder
through a three-way valve located on the boom
beside the craneman's seat. A steam pipe
extends from the valve along the boom oppo-
site the dipper stick slot, and at the end of
this pipe, and on the cylinder, are universal
joints which are connected with one another
by a flexible hose. After a thorough trial this
device was adopted, upon the recommenda-
tion of a committee of two mechanical experts
and a steamshovel engineer, who reported
that the capacity of a shovel was increased 100
cubic yards a day by its use.
The latest device, that shown in the illu-
stration, was invented by F. S. Wichman of

the Mechanical Division. The latch is opened
by a pull that is made on a 1-inch wire rope
by the outward thrust of the piston of an air
brake cylinder. The mechanism is fixed upon
the boom of the shovel. A drum is mounted
upon the face of the thrusting gear, or shipper
shaft, which revolves with the shaft, thus
winding or unwinding the tripper rope,
according as the dipper shaft moves up or
down. In this way the rope is kept taut at
all times. To give the lengthwise pull of the
cable, a 6-inch diameter steam -' liner is
mounted below the drum. This clin.d'r has
a push piston, the outer end of which is
bifurcated to receive a sheave, over which the
cable passes on its way to the drum. Steam
is admitted to the c li under. when it is desired
to trip the dipper door, through a three-way
cock, operated by a lever at the craneman's
seat. When the steam exhausts, the spring in
the c% linder pulls the pi-irn back into p.,:iti-,n,
and the tripping operation may then be
repeated. This device has undergone a suc-
cessful test on two 95-ton stearmshovels.


Vol. V., No. II.


Tenth Infantry, U.S.A., in Crowded Quarters at
Las Cascadas.
The Tenth Regiment of Infantry, U. S. A.,
on November 4 completed its first month
of service on the Isthmus. The temporary
quarters in Camp E. S. Otis, at Las
Cascadas, require a great deal of crowding
of men and officers and the grounds afford
no space for even company formations; no
authorization has been made for improve-
ments and no one in the regiment knows
whether it is to stay on the Isthmus or is rest-'
ing over here before making another move.
It is the expectation, however, that a few
more quarters will be erected shortly, pre-
sumably Commission buildings removed from
the Gatun Lake area.
One of the new buildings will house the post
exchange. This is a combined general mer-
chandise store and clubhouse for the men.
The necessaries of wearing apparel, and
sutler's supplies are on sale, under a credit
system which automatically extends the men's
spending period over the month. In the same
building are rooms for reading and for cards,
billiards and other amusements.
None of the men are quartered in tents,
though several of the company messes are
under canvas. By direction of the War
Department, the regiment obtains its commis-
sary supplies from the Commissary Depart-
ment of the Panama Railroad Company.
Every morning by nine o'clock the mess
sergeants give their lists of foodstuffs for a
day's provisioning to the regimental commis-
sary, who combines them in a bulk order on
the Cristobal store, from which they are
delivered the next morning at 6.45 at the regi-
mental storehouse. From this point detach-
ments from the messes take their supplies
away on their backs or in wheelbarrows, as
the road through the camp is, for the most
part, at present impassable for wagons.
Some of the messhalls and tents are three
quarters of a mile from the storehouse. The
regulation Army ration costs here 31 cents per
day. At Fort Sam Houston, where the regi-
ment was stationed before its embarkation for
the Canal Zone, the day's ration cost 22
cents per man. The cost of the ration is calcu-
lated from the prices prevailing in the vicinity
and the mess allowances are made accordingly,
the company commander spending as much
extra on the mess as he deems wise, from the
company fund. On November 4, there were
810 enlisted men present with the regi-
ment, and the aggregate monthly expenditure
on their rations is about $8,500.
The sick of the regiment are treated at
Ancon Hospital. The sanitation of the camp
area is in charge of the regimental sanitary
department, which also maintains a dispen-
sary. The camp is well drained and the
quarters are screened. The health of the
soldiers has been excellent, the few cases of
illness being due principally to maldigestion.
Numerous permits are granted for visiting
Panama and Colon and the Canal Zone vil-
lages. The members of the regiment and
their families are given half-rates on the
Panama railroad, and avail themselves exten-
sively of the opportunities of observing the
Canal construction. At present, on account
of restricted grounds, there are no formations,
except squad, in rank. Rolls are called in the
quarters, the men standing at attention beside
their bunks. "Fatigue" duty has provided

exercise, and it is hoped shortly to have target
practice and service marches. Band concerts
are given on Monday and Thursday after-
noons at three o'clock and on Wednesday and
Saturday evenings at seven-thirty. At these,
and at any time during the day, the public is
welcome. Of the thirty-five officers present,
eighteen have their families with them.
Examinations for Commissions in Volunteer
Examinations will be held on November 14
at 10 a.m. in the Administration Building,
Ancon, to test the fitness of .tpplirant-,
for commissions in the volunteer forces
of the United States, in accordance with the
law of January 21, 1903 and the General
Orders of the War Department, March 25,
1909. The gist of the law and regulations was
published in THE CANAL RECORD of June 17,
1911. The examining board will consist of
Lieut.-Col. Charles F. Mason, Medical Corps,
Maj. Joseph H. Ford, Medical Corps, Maj.
Charles Gerhardt, Capt. Ethelbert L. D.
Breckenridge, and Capt. James J. Mle.s
10th Infantry.
Health Lectures in Three Languages.
The last in the course of free health lectures
for the people of Colon, which was instituted
last May by the Cristobal Woman's Club,
aided by the Department of Sanitation of the
Isthmian Canal Commission, was held in the
conversorium onTuesday evening,October31.
The speaker was Dr. J. T'-_ma-elli, of Santa
Tomas Hospital, Panama, and the lecture was
in French, the audience of more than 400
being composed of members of the French
colony of Colon. Stereopticon views showing
the progress and development of the tubercu-
losis bacillus were used. There have been
seven lectures in the course; four being in
English, two in Spanish, and this last for the
FrenLh speaking people. The lectures will
be resumed after the beginning of the new
It has been decided to issue passes to not
more than 12 men of each team in the Isth-
mian Baseball League playing at other than
their home grounds, on condition that the
League adopt a resolution that no player shall
be enrolled as a member of any team who has
not been employed by the Isthmian Canal
Commission or the Panama railroad for at
least six months,an exception being authorized
in the case of enlisted men of the Marine
battalion stationed on the Isthmus and of the
10th Infantry.
Activities of Various Organizations.
The regular meeting of the Paraiso Woman's
Club was held in the lodge hall on Wednesday
afternoon, November 1. Following the busi-
ness session, there was a discussion on club
work. A committee has been appointed to
arrange for the placing of swings in the school
yard. At the meeting on November 15, there
will be a program on hygiene and sanitation.
The membership of the club is increasing.
At the meeting of the Cristobal Woman's
Club on eilncsLiay, November 1, Mr. James
Ten Broeck Bowles gave a talk on garbage
disposal. The program was under the home
department. M is- Alexander, of the division
of schools, will speak on primary education
at the meeting under the education committee
on December 6.
Hallowe'en entertainments were held last
week: in Cristobal by the Union church, at

Gatun by the Sunshine Society, at Las
Casuada. bh the re-idents for the children of
the tilla c. at Empire. at Paraiso. where the
Pa.:hc Danring Club celebrated by a masquer-
ac,- ball. and at C'r,,rzal hall, where a pro-
gram ..r the children %as- followed by informal
[ The _-,cond monthly meeting of the teachers
of the Canal Zune public school, wa.- held in
the Anm 'n chol' building on Saturday morn-
ing, Nuvembcr 2. On the afternoon of the
sam, da', Mr*.. Maurkie H Thatcher gave a
tea and reception to the teachers. There
were about 35 present.
On Friday. November 17, the annual
bazar of the Ladie.' Foreign MNlissionary
SockiL. ul tle Methodi.t Episcopal Church,
Painama. %ill be hIMlI at Ancon Hall. A fea-
ture .f rhi-s ale will be a large supply of fancy
artick.- -uiitable f,.r Chrit mas gifts. The hall
will l,: opi:n buth afiterno,,n and evening.
A rcqiest ha;s been made fur magazines for
the pri oner at the stockade at Nlandingo
River. There are about 120 convicts there at
wor.: ..n the road, the larger percentage of
these : bL.-ing Enghlh speaking men. Magazines
may lb. uenrt to the District Quartermaster,
Empire, dc,:-ignated for the NMandingo River
Zone Contribution to Red Cross.
The luIllwing i- a cop', of a letter received
from the- S',tr,-tary ol the American National
Red Crus-, acknowledging receipt of check
for S7uo.6. the amount raised by the Canal
Zone Chipter f.or the Endonment Fund:
Lieut..Col. C. A. DEVOL.
Chairman, Canal Zone Red Cross Chapter,
Culebra, C. Z.
My dear C'-len1el Devol!
Your letter of September 9, received this
morning. .:n:io-ing check for 6709.63, the
amount raied in the Canal Zone for the
Endowment Fund. Tht Canal Zone Com-
mittee i- one of tle first to complete its share.
Very sincerely yours.
CHA-. L. MAGEE. .S'crelary.
Steamboat Inspection Laws.
The law providing for the in-pection of all
steam ve--.:l_ navigating The water of the
Canal Zone, pr'-mulkaied in Executive Order
No. I 3S', dated .jly. 21. 1911 goes int) effect
on Tiuesda.y, No.emlber 14. The law was
pubis.hetd in lu'l ,n THE CANAL RECORD of
August 16 and the final clause of the order
pro ided th.t it should take effect ninety days
after zuch publication. The general purpose
of the lan i: tu pr,~.ent the u-sef uinseaworthy
vesselk. reiulatt- the carrying of passengers.
and t,:. a% id ic.ilent4 reculring 'rom failure
toober'., th, usual rul'.k in handling -hips.

Th,: ladcJlr drcdge C)ph;er, \hich has been
operated b% the Pacific Diviion in the exca-
vatio,n ''. nand at Chaime. i? being overhauled
at th,: Balboa ship:.ard- Its place at Chame
has b,_1n talen temporarily, by the Mole,
which %ill return to its \%%ork in the Pacific
entrance lhaniel. oppoi;te the shipyards,
when the G.'plhr i returned To Chame.
A train of ru.l: %iIll 1'.: ;ent from Culebra
Cut to Cri-r.l'al ],. r da .', there to be dump-
ed on the mi.!e Ufich i, h-,'n; e\t, ned fr',m
the shore in.o Limon Ba' a- the apprr.ach to
ths i.stcni .of do:"k- at the .\tlantic tcrminnis.
The ma ,ri. I uied up to rhe pre ent time has
been from the borrow pit alongside the rail-
way at Moiiint Hope.