Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 August 1916
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Panama Canal record
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00097368/00030
 Material Information
Title: Panama Canal record
Physical Description: 34 v. : ill., tables, diagrs. ; 24-30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: United States
Publisher: The Panama Canal etc.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights Canal Zone etc
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone etc
Frequency: monthly[july 1933-1941]
weekly[ former 1907-june 1933]
Subjects / Keywords: Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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
sobekcm - UF00097368_00030
System ID: UF00097368:00030

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
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    Front Matter
        Front Matter 1
        Front Matter 2
    Title Page
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AUGUST 23, 1916, TO AUGUST 15, 1917






Academy in Peruvian coasting trade. 51.
Accidents, marine-
Effects of collision between two concrete
pontoons. 105.
Ilford. grounding of. 4.
Lautaro. shoaling of. 9. 14.
landasan laru. tire aboard, 97.
Nicaraguan, arrives for repairs after a:ci-
dent. 297.
Reliance, sank at Colon. 241, 2S8.
Siam, damage c-iusei by. in Cut. 2A.
SumnTr. groundingn of. intl.
Themis. grounding of, on breakwater. 184.
Wrecking operations. 28.
Accountable officials-
Appointments, 17, 153, 228, 259, 492. 593.
Transfers of accountability. 259, 307.
For valuable containers. 259.
For nonoxpendable property, 593.
Accounting Department-
Acting Auditor. 366.
Assistant Auditor. 376.
Changes in organization, 366. .5'e al.,o. Re-
ports. monthly. Governor's, 1, 57,
.1S. 179. 233, 297. 353. 395. 445. 483,
535, 581.
Achilles (collieri--
Cargo discharged at Balboa. 395.
To be converted into oil burner, 361.
Acts of Congrc-ss-
Army, 68. 511.
Deficiency. 93. 467, 576.
Navy, 68. 424.
Sundry civil. 590.
Correction of. 592.
Authorizing establishment of certain regu-
lations for the Canal Zone, 67.
Espionage, neutrality, and general foreign
relations, 553.
Government control of private manufactur-
ing plants. 424.
Immigration of aliens into the United States.
Injury compensation, 110.
Interference with Government defense
property or systems. 532.
Naval radio stations. 68.
Panama Canal bonds-Panama Railroad
vessels, 114.
Transfer of certain retired Army officers, 394.
Cable address of The Panama Canal, 430.
Mail for The Panama Canal. 579.
To the people of the United States, by Presi-
dent, 451.
Administration Building-
Balboa Heights:
Change of afternoon office hours, 153.

Admini-tration B'Lil ing-
Bilboa He ghts:
Clo;;ng onfices at night, 339.
Panama Canal museum, 411.
Aids to naviw ition-
Beacon at Gaimbo extinguished, 16.
Chang.-r in buo .. Cristobal harbor, 509,516.
Changes in Panama Canal lights, 53, 587.
Equipment sent to Engineering Commission.
Railroad Re:ord. publication of, 255.
Stea.msllip Company. cancels projected coast-
wise service. 219.
Aliens, immigration into the United States, 383.
Almirante, health inspection, 184.
Ambulance service at Cristobal-Colon, 542.
American- I awaiian Steamship Line, sale of three
vessels. SI.
Ancon, steamship, sailing of. 1, 150, 296.
Animals. increase in charges for sabling, 617.
Annual reports, distribution, 293.
Accountable officials, 17, 153, 228, 259, 492,
Assist nt Auditor. 376.
Assistant District Attorney, 376.
Assistant engineer of construction work, 245.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 276.
Assistant S inprintendent, Mechanical Divi-
sion. 39. 22S. 405.
Board of Lo:al Inspectors. 619.
Captains of the Ports. 619.
Clerical positions. 394.
Chief Clerk, office of General Manager,
Commissary Division, 296.
Chief Commissary Inspector, 261.
Chief Customs Inspector, Balboa, 551.
Chief Health Offi:er. acting, 491.
Chief Hydrographer, acting, 594.
Chief Plumbing Insector, acting, 619.
Chief of Police and Fire D:vision, 566.
Chief Sinitary Inspector, acting, 468.
Collector. acting. 457.
Commanding Offi'er. Panama Canal and
Canal Zone, 429. 443, 605.
Depart ment Eigineer. 602.
Electrical Engineer, 384, 512.
Engineer of Maintenance, 293.
General Manager, Commissary Division, act-
ing. 276.
Governor of The Panama Canal, 302.
Harbor Master and Dock Pilot, Cristobal,
Land Agent, acting. 503.
Magistrate. Cristobal, acting, 512.
Marshal. Canal Zone, 467.
Paymaster, acting, 611.
Products Buyer, 341.
Provost Marshal, 467.
Resident Engineer, Building Division. 340.
Staff, Panama Canal Department, 566.
Surveying Officer, acting, 619.


Building Division, 551.
Coaling Plants, 602.
Coaling Plants, acting, 619.
Colon Hospital, 366.
Commissary Division, 248.
Gatun Locks, 444.
Maintenance and Construction, Elec-
trical Division, 213.
Mechanical Division, 228.
Northern District, Division of Munici-
pal Engineering, acting, 405.
Power, Electrical Division, 213.
Appropriation Acts-
Army, 68, 511.
Deficiency, 93, 467, 576.
Navy, 68, 424.
Sundry civil, 590.
Correction of, 592.
Arborean, steamer, change of name of, 150.
Argentino, passengers from, 73.
Appointments, 429, 443, 566, 605.
Appropriation, 68, 511.
Authority of military guards, 375.
Change in command, 429, 443, 605.
Department Engineer, appointment, 602.
Establishment of National Engineer Reserve,
General Plummer and ladies at home, 551.
Transfer of certain retired officers, 394.
Asphalt shingles, standard specifications for, 394.
Aspinwall Hotel-
Baggage, checking to, 227, 257.
Closed and made internment camp, 429.
Directions for reaching, 194, 306.
Launch service, 194, 256, 382, 409, 419.
Open, 194.
Rates, 194, 256, 337, 368, 389.
Atkisson, Capt. Earl J., relieved from duty, 424.
/ Automobiles- ,
Accessories for, 40, 544.
Chauffeurs, notices to, 185, 200, 229.
Chauffeurs, identification for, 147.
Demonstration licenses for dealers, 255.
Employees in "'ji-n. business, 448.
Licenses, 170, 185, 254.
Official business, use for, 186.
Rates for use, on official business, 153.
Requests for free entry, 68,448.
Roads on Isthmus suitable for, 318.
Sundries, sale of, 40, 544.
Vulcanizing plant, 385.
Balboa, steamship, lowers record for quick trans-
it, 193.
Bakery, output in .\iprl, 482.
Bananas, hauling in wagons, 418.
Band concerts, schedule, 551.
Barber shops, sanitary regulations, 5.
Barge, condemned, to be sunk in Gatun Lake,
109, 170. i
Baseball, investigation of Isthmus for training
ground, 148.
Red Cross benefit game, 422.
Basin, li.rlbor charges for right of, 4.

Batteries, storage, rates ior charging, 144
Battleships. See Vessel(s).
Beacon at Gamboa extinguished, 16.
Board of Health, ordinances, barber shops. 5
Board of Local Inspectors-
Appointments, 619.
Examination notices, 21, 40, 69. 96, 116,
144, 171, 200, 229, 280, 312, 340, 366.
386, 405, 426, 444, 468, 492, 513, 533
551, 578, 603, 619.
Finding in shoaling of the Lautaro, 34
Examination, 105.
Cl-in ufeur-' and navigators', 305
Boats. See Vessel(s).
Bocas del Toro, health inspection, 184.
Heavy dry season rains reported, 395
Bohio (tug)-
Transferred to Marine Division, 9.
Placed in dry dock, Balboa, 98.
Bonds, Liberty Loan, 495, 507, 531. 549, 572,
Books. See each kind, as, Coupon book.:, and
Bread, increase in price and weight, 430, 437.
Breal-water, East, general foreman in charge of
work, 153. See also Reports, monthly,. Gover-
nor's, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445,
483, 535, 581.
Bu,:n_.'vnitiuri. Colombia, substitute 1,iing con
sidered for, 226.
BTil.linr Division-
Appointment of superintendent, 551
Change in organization, 457.
Reports to Engineer of Maintenance. 351
Resident Engineer, acting, 192.
Resident Engineer, appointment of. 340.
Transfer of dock construction work. 611.
Transfer of headquarters of central district,
See alse Reports, monthly, Governor's 1, 57,
138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445, 48.1, 535.
Sale of, at Dock 4, Ba!boa, 8.
Registration of, 275.
Bulletin boards-
Clearing obsolete notices from, 609
Silver employees', 549.
Buoys, changes in Cristobal harbor, 318,509.516.
Bureau of Fisheries, Rooserelt in dry dock. 379.
Bureaus. See each by name, as, Statistics, Bu-
reau of.
Busses, motor, change in schedule, 616.

Routings, 39.
Address of The Panama Canal, 430, 578.
Censorship, 487.
Messages sent over Panama Railroad tele-
graph line. 335.
S,,,t p steel, to be collected for sale, 425.
Callao, increase of shipping business at, 107.
Cargo through:
Cost of tolls per ton, 411.
Compared with operation costs, 249.


Cargo through:
Compared with cargo through Sault
Ste. Marie Canal. 147.
Distribution. SO. 333. 338.
Itemized monthly statements, 11. 50.
123, 163. 220, 2S4. 333.
Itemizerl statement for Fascl year, 152.
Manifests from ships. 459, 466.
Principal commodities. 4o2.
Proportion of ships transiting in ballast.
Table for fiscal year 1916. 1S3.
Captains of the Ports, appointments, 619.
Change in defensive sea area at Pacific
Channel. filling in the Atlantic entrance by
sedimenta:ion. 16S.
Comparison of tonnage with that of United
States. 57.
Control of. during hostilit;es, 429.
Daily shipping report di'continmed. 376.
Expeditious handling of ships at. 463.
Increased use of Missiisippi River in con-
nection with. 137.
Lines through. 25, 330.
Ratio of mea.iiirement of, to United States
registry measureniu'rat of nrt tonnage. 427.
Sightseeing trips throujch. 100.
Two years of operation, '.9.
Traffic: through:
Attaining former quantities after slide,
Equal numrnl'r of ships in each direction.
Fir.t Penins-rlr and Orientl I iner. 4?7.
interruption by slide, 33. 273.
Monthly sunmmaries. 9, 40. 121. 161.
217, 291. 329.
Over principal trade routes, tables.
Records of, 453
Records for quick transit. 193, 224, 571.
Review of, to first of year, 313.
Statement ol, from opening. 3141.
Summary for calendar year, 305, 614.
Summary for the fiscal year, 183.
Summary since opening, 252. 315, 387.
390, 614, h15.
See also Reports, rronthly. Governor's,
1. 57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395.
445 483.535, 581.
Vessels using:
Achilles, 395.
Atlantic Fleet, 194.
Balboa. 193.
Ballast, proportion in, 329.
Bohio, 98.
Colombia, 335.
Colliers. 361, 395,
City of Pueblo, 63.
Data on time, 48.
Destroyer, Shaw, quick passage, 571.
Costa Rican, 35.
Cuban, 108.
Spanish, 81.

Vessel; using:
Foreign trade. 89.
GeCorc' l''ashngton, 233.
Ilford. 4.
Larg-st, 233. 368.
Lautaro. 9
Lines in regRular service, 25, 330.
Alandaosn ,llaru, 97.
IMe-isuremints, certificates, 613.
Motorships and s iling vessels, 106.
New Zealand, 226, 436.
Fandls'o-o, 120.
Roost:,',( *,, 379.
Santa Alicia, 129.
Service between New York and West
Coait. 73.
Siam. d.m:Lue in Cut, 28.
Sightseeing. 100.
Sfanldard .4Arr.w, 36.
Sir.:cc'.s, prison ship, 169.
Table. nationality, 172, 460, 607.
Tablo to Jii'v 1, 1917, 607, 614.
Tables. weekly. See each issue.
Tr.-nst each way, 333.
Cost per ton of cargo, 411.
Compared with cost of operation
an.l maintenance, 371.
Earnrd. 345.
Loss by change in basis of levy, 1.
Canal Port--
Manifests firr m hips discharging. cargo, 459.
Number and tonnage of ships, 402.
New forn. I
Saie of. in commissaries, 274, 287.
Price. distribLition, and waste of, 68, 335.
Canal Zone-
As.sistnce of f.Amilie, in cost-of-living report,
Children I laying in the streets, 501.
Control of during hostilities, 429.
Deopulr'tion. 387.
Developing the fruit and vegetable re-
sources of, 459.
Insurance business in, 477.
Motor vehicle regulations in, 483.
Permits for restricted areas, 497.
Postal rates with Virgin Islands, 428.
Caflo Saddle, barge No. 63 used as wharf at, 170,
Cape Mala, weather observations at, 545.
Captain of the Port. See Port Captains.
Cost of tolls per ton, 411.
Discharged at Cristobal, distribution of,
80, 333. 338.
Discharged at Canal ports, 459.
Harbor charges for transfer of, 4.
Neutral vessels with cargo for Scandinavia
or Holland, 459.
Storage charges, 63.
Cargo through Canal. See Canal, cargo through.
Caribbean, cattle ship, increasing capacity of, 597.
Carlos, steamer, first Spanish ship to go through
Canal, 81.
Carriages, supplanted by automobiles for official
business, 186.


Cars, releasing, in sand and gravel service, 394.
Cattle, official in charge of handling. 154.
Celebrations, Fourth of July, -1 535.
Advance in price of, 602.
Packing of sacks for shipment, 260, 376.
Census, Canal Zone, by police, 598, 599. 600.
Chagres, launch, condemnation of, 185.
Chagres River, stages, 24, 32, 48, 72, 104, 160,
171, 192, 216,232,261,277, 296,312, 244,376,
391, 438, 470, 504, 543, 567, 611, 619.
Charts for mariners, 395.
Channel, condition of, in Cut, 217.
Checks, metal, issuance of, 577.
Identification, 147.
Notices to, 200, 229.
Chicken industry, official in charge, 296.
Children, playing in the streets, 501.
Nitrate trade from, 212.
Quarantine restrictions on ships from north
Chinese, exclusion of, 367, 466.
Mail, 196, 197.
Red Cross seals, sale of, 179.
Description and ill-tri.tron of, 186.
Report of sale, 306.
Sale of toys, 176.
Circulars, official, index and numerical list of,
422. See also each subject, as. Accountable
officials, etc.
City of Sydney, steamer, return to service, 97.
Civil Affairs, Division of--
Acting chief, 229.
Acting post office inspector, 340.
Chief customs inspector, 551.
Examination notice, 237.
Exclusion of Chinese, 466.
Inspection of household goods, 64, 476.
Civil Service-
Amendirents to rules, 187, 429.
Examination notices, 4, 14, 28, 65, 83, 99,
108, 12. 141, 150, 187, 196, 211, 227, 237,
255,274,303,321,336,350, 358,374,380,
391,417, 424,437,449,454,463,479,488,
500,509, 517,529, 541,547, 563, 595, 604,
610, 61
Schedule of regular exairinations, 303.
Transfers during war,, 441.
Warning against activity in politics, 101.
Clerk, transfer and appointments to positions,
Clips, gem, requisitions for, 366.
Closets, tor construction gangs, 144.
Delivery of, to vessels at Cristobal, 109.
Economy in use of, in quarters, 617.
Maximum selling price of, 169.
Notice to steamship lines, 97.
Price of, 110.
Supplying bunker, 27.
Coaling Plants-
Commercial use of, 597.
Description of, 265

Coaling Plai t-
Fit.t ni (' .. .1] throiieh. .0ll
'Pr Itr storn -' ;r,.1,, 1 .
Sir r.rn t, n l.-nt of. t.11- .
S ITr. ri ,l. ,'.'. nt i'. ;1. tin1 610.
Te-:- oin TIl.it. 3.' .
Cclhln -T. I i] orn-r-iTic.ih, ;1

tI nlirr i'. n r i t, T I II ..
D(-,:rn;,t;on of, '65.
In.rr.ri' ine appro, hi ch nri-l, 249
In u-- If.
M :hlir l-ir Iito f..ili C'tre repairs, 387
Nu i' r tof toi, I .nillt per hour. 253.
O f," ?.i! I n r- i; 2.
Sp' ..1 iIn I' r .noil, Iill.
Descripti.rn fi. 2nr.
"'r. It,' ti r-a r i., .c 14*. .Sec also
R epoit-. r. i.iit.ly. i, .., rior';. 1, 57, 138.
179, 2.1 ;2' ,' ; i 1, I ll 535, 581.
Colombia, Biii 11 '. 1)nt rt. -ulb-tI le- being con-
sidered for, 2 :.
Colombia, st. nii. r. inr.ir' aci'., MI.il fleet, 335.
Collector of I'.,n iri., C(_rn cltiinc, 57
College ent:. i; ,' ::,in in.L' ij's, L1l.
CLIl r. -
Canal, no( nritract lr iv w, i tI.
Use oil fior fuil. 361.
Colon, city-
Water front rri, rv.,-l .r ti ornmercii d use,
Fire in, 04..
Columbus status. mrnv...l tl. \k.-liin n ton Hotel,
Commissar -
Al.ilti.on to ~tt- k, I I-. Iril. l;0, 216, 229,
438, 172. 4-2 494. 511. 514, 525. 526. 534,
543, r551. 5o. '.. rQ.ei, 60 1, .51 2. 620.
Automoubilfe .-tLnri;t. ;.Ael o [, 40.
Balboa :.-. r id.- : Ll.)-l-L. 12 .
Bread, ini.rv.,s in r'rlte. 4 37
China, pr:,:ez rising. ot..
Coffee, furnishine, to. 72
Tins. s ilc of. 56.
Chief insi.. tor, 'ol.
Christmi.. to:. s.. 200.
Empty pa.te jar=. 171. 228, 259.
Empty bottles', 8I.
Flour s.-tk-, .'.iale d;;continued. 120.
Fruit and vegetableh- sold from wagons, 5.
Food sutpli-,s. sold from waon,-. 120.
General manager, acting. 2410. 276.
Hours, 309.
Pa. ing of bills. 580.
Rulers governing sale ol. 2;0. 542.
Ice cre.im. in fancy ImTiclds. 35'.
Repacking containers, (in.
Inventory, quarterly, 72, 544
Charge accounts for. 552.
Palm Beach suits, 72.
Special rush work, 322.
Linen, scarcity of, 72.
Meat, comparison of prices of cuts. 620

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Condensed, 514, 544, 567, 596, 604.
Price of St. Charles, 13.6.
Fresh. shortage of, 240.
Notes, 458, 474, 482. 494, 506. 514. 526, 534,
544,552. 568. 580, 596. 604. 612, 620.
Decorative materials, 192.
Items not in stock. 176.
Cold storage, 328.
Products butyr. Costa Rica. 341.
Price list of local buyer. 45.
Rocines, 47-1, 404. 506. 526, 534, 552, 580,
506. 604. 612. 620
Shoes, patent leather, sale of, So.
Sugar cane. s.Ale or, Io.
Short shipment of vegetables on Advance.
Sales. 450, 404
Silver ern ,lo'.-ee_. regulating .sales to, 104.
Suggestions of Tr'troni. 90.
'clephc.ne numb.rs. ist' of. 430, 504.
Testing elecrriicl ar~lhaices. 18..
Train serx ice for shi, me-nts. 530.
Weevils in corn meal. 120.
Wholesale price li-t, 96.
Changes in. 104.
Commissary books. See Coupon books.
Communication officer, title of radio officer
changed to. 28.
Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, embargo
on shipments to. 613.
Comp3fiia P,-riana de \apores y Dirque de Callao,
separate offices established in Colon, 98.
Concerts. band. schedtrle of. 551.
Pontoons, effect of collision between, 105.
Restaurants to be models of cleanliness and
colnfort, 150.
Congress. See Acts of Congress.
Ice cream, repacking. 604.
Shortage of tin plate for, 514.
Valuable, accounting for, 259.
For Lithuanian people. 92.
For Ruthenians, 422.
For Syrian and Armenian peoples. 81.
Corozal Hospital-
Acting superintendent of, 171.
Milk pasteurized at, 184.
Shortage of fresh milk, 307.
Corrals, increase in charges for stabling private
animals, 617.
Correspondence, notations on, 18.
Costa Rica, employees going to. 503.
First vessel of through Canal. 35.
Coupon books--
Authority cards for purchase of. 619.
Delay in return of receipts for. 171.
Delivery of. 594.
Purchase of for cash, 171.
Receipts in delivery of. 340.
Crane, rates for service of 50-ton. 423.
Cristobal docks, customs lines at. 201.
Cristobal, steamship, sailing of. 1.

First vessel of through Canal, 108.
Money order business with, 358.
Curbs. damage to, 492.
Current, electric, waste of, 213.
Activities of service in October, 168.
Articles irmpnrred by employees, 443, 444.
Chief inspector. 551.
Declarations for mail parcels, 616.
Fees to b. collected by officers, 251.
Free entry for parcels. 240.
Lines at Cristobal. 201.
New record for traffic through terminal
ports. 32').
Inspection of household goods returned to
United States. 64.
Reriiests for free entry, 18, 68.
Customs, Bureau of. Se Civil Affairs, Divi-
sion of.
Customs inspectors-
Ex:pe,:litious handling of ships at the Canal,
Chief inspector, 551.
Payment of duty on parcels subject to Pana
mi customs charges. 616.
Cut, Gaillrd (formerly Culebra Cut)-
Condition of dredgin- in, 194.
Condition of ch.inn,:s in, 217.
Cuzrn. steamship, tows a hulk to San Francisco,

DEATH. rate, United States compared with Isth
muti. 107.
Deaths, see Obituary.
Departments. See each by name, as Health De-
Chinese. 367.
Undesirable persons, 373, 466.
Desks, office, 512.
Canal official. 348. 546.
Telephone. 601.
Dispatch boats-
Designed and built at Balboa, 379.
Pequeni and Siri. 380.
Discharge of employees. See Terminationofserv-
Diseases. See each kind, as malaria,smallpox, etc.
Dispensary hours. 216. 567.
Distribution list. outside offices, 260.
Division of Civil Affairs. See Civil Affairs. Di-
vision of.
Divisions. See each by name, as Civil Affairs.
Dit vision of.
Docks and wharves-
Appointment of Ilarbor Master and Dock
Pilot, 566.
Charges for storing cargo on, 63.
Cranes moved from, 545.
Description and illustration of dry dock,
Railroad passengers for, 192.
Removal of coal chute at Balboa, 596.
Sale of buildings at Balboa, 8.


Docks and wharves-
Steel pier at Balboa used as storehouse,
For launches, 225.
Harbor charges, 4.
Pier at Folks River, 194.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1.
57, 139, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445, 483,
Dredges for sale, 241, 250.
Condition of, in Cut, 194.
Cranes moved, Balboa, 545.
On Sunday or holidays, 201.
Dredging Division. See Reports, monthly, Gov-
ernor's, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445,
483,535, 581.
Dry docks--
Bohio olaced in, 98.
First rse of, 9.
Pacific Coast, 281.
Rates for services of 50-ton crane, 423.
Record repair job, 420.
Reliance towed to, 569.
Roosevelt, former polar exploration ship,
Rules for docking vessels in, 73.
Used by 25 ships in May, 531.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's,
1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395,
445, 483,535, 581.

EARNINGS. See each kind, as launch, pilotage,
Earthquake, 3o1.
Efficiency, Bvreau of, data for, 65, 68.
Eggs, increase in price, 292.
Charging station at Cristobal, 521.
Charging storae batteries, 144.
Current, waste of, 213.
Lights, inventory of in quarters, 322.
'aste oi, 213.
Sewing machines and n otors, 474.
Testing appliances at Camp Bierd and La
Boca, 18.
Wiring in quarters, 491.
Power plants. See Reports, monthly, Gov-
Electrical Division-
Electrical Engineer, 384, 512.
Superintendent of maintenance and
construction, 213.
Superintendent of power, 213.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's,
1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395,
445, 483,535,581.
Embargo on shipments to French line, 613.
Articles in ported by, 443, 444.
Assignment of quarters, 360.

In "jitney" business, 448.
Receiving subsistence, 405.
Regiktrition on the arrival of, in the
United States, 521.
Sick in quarters, 360.
'.iVth the reserve n military forces, 480.
At La Boca mess, 115.
Collection of rent for quarters. 245,
Official bulletin boards for, 549.
Regulating sales to, 104.
Revision of pay and employment of, 202.
Service and en ployment slip for. 532.
Time vouchers for, 409.
Employn-ent, need of clerical help, 512.
Engineer of Maintenance, appointrrent, 293.
Engineers. See each kind, as, locomotive en-
gineers, marine engineers.
Envelopes, purchase ol by Government, 401
F;o tl-iig. rates for, 16.
Rolling, wanted, 213.
See also Material and supplies.
Estates, list of, 16, 40, 66, 82, 117, 131. 157,
189, 227, 237, 248, 264, 292, 307, 325, 349, 375,
391, 458, 474, 480, 490, 502, 511 523, 533, 565,
575, 589, 603, 610, 618.
Work to be done by Mechanical Division, 5.
Salaries and wages for the Panama Canal, 16,
Examination by Board of Local Insnectors, no-
tices, 21, 40, 69, 96, 116, 144, 171, 200, 229,
I'xainiri tior, civil service, notices, 4, 14, 28, 65,
83, 99, 108, 128, 141, 150, 187, 196, 211, 227,
237, 255,274,303,321,33, 350,358, 374,380,
391, 417, 424,437, 449, 454,463,479,488, 500,
509, 517,528,541,547,563,594,604,610.618.
Excavation. See Reports, monthly, Governor's,
1,57, 138,179,233,297, 353,395,445, 483.535.
Chinese, 367.
Undesirable persons, 373, 466.
Executive Department-
Assistant District Attorney, 376.
Chief Clerk, acting, 385.
Clerical pozitioni. 394.
Executive Secretary, acting, 5, 385.
Governor, acting, 67.
Governor, appointment of Lieut. Col. Ches-
ter Harding, 302.
Prosecuting Attorney, assistant, 276.
Surveying Officer, acting, 619.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's. 1, 57,
138, 179,233,297, 353,495,474,483.535,
Executive Orders-
Acquisition of vessels of hostile nations, 585.
Chinese, exclusion of, 367.
Civil service examinations, 187.
Commutation of leave privileges, authorizing,
in certain cases, 149.


Executive Orders-
Compensation for injury to employees. 91.
Compensation for umpire of Joint Commis-
sion. 423.
Control of Canal and Canal Zone during
hostilities. 429.
Flags. United States, establishing propor-
tions and sizes of, 149.
Foreign-built ships, providing for suspension
of laws as to watch officers, 586.
Leave regulations. 319.
Motor vehicles, regulations. 62.
Payment of interest on deposit money orders
in Canal Zone post offices, 141.
Radio stations taken over by the Govern-
ment. 509.
Transferring administration of injury regu-
lations to Governor, 91.
Undesirable persons, exclusion of, 367, 373.
Executive Secretary, acting. 5.
Expenditures and revenues during the last fiscal
year, 177.

FARM. Corozal. See Corozal Hospital.
Filling, in Atlantic entrance channel by sedimen-
tation. 168.
Colon. 3.4.
Whistle signal for alarm. 422.
Fire Department. See Police and Fire Division.
Fisheries, Bureau of, Roosevelt irr dry dock, 379.
Display. 523.
Proportion and sizes of. 149.
Fleet, projected visit of the Atlantic, 194.
Flies. increase in number. 523.
Folks River pier in use. 94.
Food -
Conservation circular, 514.
Cost, compared with United States. 407, 510.
Retail prices of, 572.
\\,aste of bout 700 million dollars, 494.
Foreman of Equipment and General Foreman
of Roundhouses. Traveling Engineer designated
as. 116.
For reqc'ests for reduced freight rates, 18.
Work requests. 418.
Fourth of JLly celebration, program for. 488, 535.
Fowls, official in charge of chicken industry. 296.
Freight house, Cristobal-Colon. new local, 454.
Freight rates-
Advance in rates for shipments from Panama
to New York. 616.
Requests for reduction, 18.
Selling of. from wagons, 5.
Developing resources, 459.
Fumigation officer on ships from Colomlia, 226.
Data on, in the Canal Zone. 541.
Employees', in the Canal Zone, 417.
School, 481.
Silver employees', 320.
Suggestions. 549, 565, 575. 589. 617.
Vegetable, publications dealing with, 529.

Garrisons, military. See Army.
Drums, empty, return of, 405.
Drums. furnished Army or Navy, 467.
Drawing in drums from storehouses, 425.
Selling hours. Ancon-Balboa, 212.
Gatin Lake-
Barge to be sunk in, 109, 170.
Stages. 24, 32. 48, 72, 104, 160, 171, 192,
210, 232. 261.277,296,312,344,376,391,
43Q. 470. 5(4. 543,567, oil, 619.
Traffic in natih e produce over, 371.
Use of. by small boats, 430.
Gatuncillo village to be removed, 613.
Gatun Locks-
Appointment of Superintendent, 444.
Assistant Superintendent, 384.
.See also, Peports, monthly, Governor's, 1,
57. 138. 179. 233, 297, 353, 395,445, 483,
535, 581.
Gem clips, requisitions for, 366.
(.Gerge II';shin'fton, motorshio, largest through
Canal, 233.
Acnuisition of vessels, 512, 585.
Proclamation of United States neutrality,
in war with Italy, 61.
Renaming of ships taken in Colon Harbor,
4 9.
War, United States with German Empire,
Goethals. Maj. Cen. George W., succeeded by
I.ieut. Col. Chester Harding, 380.
Governor of The Panama tanal-
Acting. 213.
Appointment. 302.
Goethsls, Mal. Gen. George W., succeeded
by Lieut. Col. Chester Harding, 302.
Harding, Lieut. Lol. Chester elected Presi-
dent of the Panama R. P. Co., 380.
Reports, monthly, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297,
353.395,445.483, 535, 581.
Grader, hydraulic, working south of Miraflore
Locks. 379.
At cost for construction, 384.
Charges for, 93.
Releasing cars for service, 394.
Greases, price list of, 571.
Grounds. preserving the good appearance of, 589.
Guests, use of Trileage booksby nonresident, 383.


HAITI, Panama Railroad S. S. service to, 581.
Balboa, restrictions on boats, 477.
Charges for right of basin, 4.
Appointment of Harbor Master and Dock
Pilot. 566.
Tug. third for Cristobal, 9.
Health conditions-
No new cases of malaria among employees
for a week, 453.
Health Department-
Analysis of grape jelly. 474.
Analysis of St. Charles milk, 567.
Chief Health Officer, acting. 340, 491


Health Department-
Closets for construction gangs, 144.
Comparison of death rate, Canal Zone and
registration area of the United States,
Inspection of neighboring ports, 184.
Oleander, poisonous, 305.
Ordinances, Board of Health:
Barber shops, 5.
Closets for construction gangs, 144.
Rat campaign at Balboa terminal, 522.
Sanitary inspector, acting, 468.
Smallpox cases, discovery of, 185.
Superintendent of Colon Hospital, 366.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1, 57,
138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395,445,483,535,
Highways. See Roads and streets.
Hogs, work on hog farm, 506.
Holidays, hours for commissary, 40.
Horses. See Animals.
Advance of construction of, 419.
Ambulance service at Cristobal-Colon,
New morgue, 535.
Superintendent, 366.
Acting Superintendent, 171.
Treatment, 288, 566.
Milk pasteurized, 184.
Shortage of fresh milk, 307.
Subsistance for female nurses, 83.
Quarters within grounds, 29.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1,
57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445, 483,
535, 581.
Baggage, checking of, 227, 257.
Closed, 429.
Directions for reaching, 306.
Launch service, 256, 337, 368, 382, 409,
Open, 194.
Rates, 389.
: Tivoli:
Rates, 196, 359, 257.
Rates for meals, 609.
Special rate for temporary accommo-
dations, 227.
Columbus statue moved to, 91.
Price of evening ireals increased, 196.
Rates, 227, 59, 359, 609.
See also Restaurants.
Hostilities. See War.
Hostile vessels, 489, 512, 585.
Hours of work-
Administration Building, Balboa Heights.
Commissary, on holidays, 40.
Office of Mechanical Division, 322.
Paraiso Shops, 426.
Train and switch engine crews, 29.

Household goods-
Inspection of, on return to the United States.
Requests for inspection of, 476.
Area in which prohibited. 5n3.
Caution regarding. 245.
Regulations, 219.
Hydrography and Meteorology, section of-
Chief Hydrographer. acting. 594.
Performing duties of branch hydrographic
office, 395.
Tide recording station at Taboga, 545.


Delivery, revised requisitions for. 578.
Sale, rules governing. 54 2.
Ice cream, 482, 514.
Containers, repacking. 604.
Certificates for employees and members of
their families, 527.
Chauffeurs, 47.
Passports and certificates. 606.
See also Permits.
Ilford, steamship, grounding of. 4.
Illinois Central Railroad, "The Panama Limited,"
Infantile paralysis, 336.
Information for Shippers and Steamship Lines.
See each issve.
Board to determine loss of earning capacity
of employees, 428.
Compensation, 113.
Compensation and employment of injured
employees, 503.
Lump sum payments to alien employees in
Canal service, 592.
Transferring administration of regulations
to Governor, 91.
Insurance business in the Canal Zone. 477.
Commissary, quarterly, 72.
Storehouses, 468.
Invoices covering material and property, 512.


Jalisco, first Cuban ship through the Canal. 108.
John A. Hooper, steamship, name changed to
Santa Alicia, 129.
Joint Commission-
Awards, 20, 43, 44, 84, 117, 133, 308. 323,
369,392, 406,431,435,469. 504. 513,522.
Calendar, 5.
Certif9iation of disagreement. 19, 20, 41, 43.
133, 324, 377,435.
Compensation of umpire, 423.
Concurring opinion, 385.
Decisionsof the umpire, 19, 41. 42, 116,132.
Notices, 83, 84, 200, 229, 248, 277, 296,
312, 328, 341, 351, 3o9, 377, 385.
Procedure in presenting views to umpire.
Reinstatement of a clair, 154.


Joint Commission-
Rules of disiri;s3l. 20. 43. 44. 06. 117, 133.
154, 261. 276, 30S, 323. 269, 377.38o, 393.
407. 43. 4A0. 504, 522. 533.
Rule concerning rights clair ed by attorneys
in sundry '-1-iins. 377.
Joint Land ( commission. .See Joint Commission.
Jury. employees qualiFed to serve on. 245.


LABORERS. rates and promotion of. 307.
Labor trains-
Panama-La Bo-a, 101, 132.
South end. 132.
Land agent, acting, 503.
Land Commission. See Joint Commission.
La Pita. Las Cascadas plantation (chocolate., 418.
Rates for service to Army and Navy officers,
Aspinwall Hotel. 382.
Rctes and schedules. 256, 337. 368, 382,
400, 4:9.
Tender for lighthouse forces, 605.
Charge accounts for. 552.
Cre lit basis in payment for, 83.
Operations. 473.
Palm Beach suits, 72.
Special rush work. 322.
Lantaro. steamship, shoaling of. 9, 34.
La Veloce Steamship Line, restricts tickets to
ports of call, 427.
Laws. See Acts of Congress, Executive Orders.
and each subject, as- Customs Regulations,
Quarantine Regulations, etc.
Commutation of leave privileges. 149.
Regulations, 317. 339.
Reporting for duty before leave expires, 443.
Length and draft of vessels-
Monthly tables, 78, 122, 218, 283.
Records, 89. 162.
Leper asylum -
Amusement fund, 18.
Christmas celebration, 255.
Permits for visiting, 491.
Letters, misdirected, 21, 29. 44, 69, 88. 120. 132,
160, 192,200, 216. 232, 248, 260. 277.309. 341.
352,270.378,385,391,409. 418, 438. 458.481.
492.505,513,525,533.543,578, 595,604,611,
Levelman, examination, 40.
Liberty Loan-
Bonds, information for those purchasing. 507.
Cancellation of subscriptions on termination
of service, 572.
Delivery of bonds. 613.
Employees' subscriptions to, 507, 549.
Subscriptions to, 495. 531.
Library. The Official Bul!etin. copies available.
Automobile. Canal Zone. 170, 185. 254.
Examination for chauffeurs, 105.
Examination for motor boat operator, 418.

Chauffeur and navigators, 200, 229, 305.
Bicycle, 530.
Demonstration for auto owners, 255.
Fees, reduction of, for motor vehicles, 57.
Hunting, renewing, 530.
Identification, 147.
New tags, 254.
Reciprocal fees for motor vehicles, 254.
Lights, electric-
Inventory of, in quarters, 322.
Waste of, in Administration Building, 213.
Lights, navigation changes in Canal, 53, 597.
Lighthouse Subdivision-
Building wooden launch for tender, 605.
Weather observations, Puma Mala, 545.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1,
57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445, 483,
535, 581.
Lists. See each kind as, Vessels, Sailing lists, etc.
Local Inspectors, Board of. See Board of Local
Appointment of superintendent, 444.
Assistant superintendent, 384,
Miraflores and Pedro Miguel:
Hydraulic grader working south of
Miraflores, 379.
Pacific appointments, 29.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1.
57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353. 395.445, 483,
535. 581.
Locomotives, retired, disposal of, 581.
Lottery, forbidding use of telephone for informa-
tion, 259.
Lumber, shipments of scrap, 551.
Lunch rooms-
On Naos Island, 474.
See also Restaurant.


MACHINE shop, to facilitate repairs at coaling
plant, 38.
Balboa, acting, 228.
Cristobal, acting, 293, 512.
For Belboa Heights, 168.
For ships, 258.
Canal postal service to handle, for South
and Central America, 151.
Charges, reduction of, by P. R. R., 141.
Instructions regarding, 197.
Last ships for sending. 196.
Dead letters originating in Canal Zone, 97.
Delivery of, to go on P. R.R. vessels, 115.
Payment of duty on parcels, 616.
For Panama Railroad at Atlantic end, 245.
Misdirected, 21, 29. 44,69, 88, 120. 160, 192.
200,216,232, 248,260,277, 309,341.352.
370, 378, 385, 391, 409. 418, 438, 458, 481,
492, 505, 513, 525, 533, 543,578, 595. 604,
611, 619.


Money order business:
With Cuba, 358.
With the Virgin Islands, 468.
Deposit business, 153.
Interest on deposits, 141, 153.
Official, addressing, 523.
For physiologist, 513.
Postal rates, Canal Zone to foreign countries,
Postage stamps, sale of, 258.
Registered, 258.
Sea post on Panama Railroad Steamship
Line, discontinued, 273.
Weight, limit of, on official matter, 83.
Malaria, no new cases among employees for a
week, 453.
Manifests, ships', of incoming cargo, 466.
Mandasan Maru, steamship, fire aboard, 97.
Manure, use of, 523.
Marine accidents. See Accidents, marine.
Marine Division-
Boat landing for launches at Cristobal, 229.
Bohio (tug) transferred to, 9.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1, 57,
138, 179, 233, 297,353,395, 445,483,535,
Mariners, -notices to, 16, 53, 57, 226, 241, 249,
273, 318,329,353,419, 483,509, 516,587.
Appointment of, 467.
Appointment of Provost Marshal, 467.
Duties, 443.
Material and supplies-
Charges for rock, gravel, and sand, 93.
Floating, 16.
Rolling, 213.
Rates for, 272.
For charging storage batteries, 144.
Requisitions for stationery and miscellaneous
supplies, 384.
At obsolete store, 17.
For various departments, 101.
Surplus, letter clips, 132.
Delivered to messengers, 539.
Rates, Washington and Tivoli hotels, 609.
Increase in price, 196.
Measurement of vessels, 99, 613.
Hinds and forces on sale, 482.
; Retail cuts in wholesale quantities, 482.
Mechanical Division-
Superintendent, acting, 29.
Assistant superintendent, 39, 405, 228.
Change, of designation of traveling engineer,
Discontinuance of manufacturing work at
Cristobal Shops. 260.
Estimates of work to be done, 5.
General foreman, Cristobal Snops, 307..
Hours of work, Superintendent's office, 322.
Machine rates, reduction of, 490.
Surcharge. overhead, 383.
.. Reduction of, 592.
Pcr.onnel, changes in, 457. ,

Mechanical Division-
Superintendent of, 228.
See also, reports, monthly, Governor's. 1. 57.
138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395. 445, 454.
Medical examination, annual, 170.
Medical storehouse, inventory of, 492.
Messes, gold employees'. See Restaurants.
Messes, silver employees', La Boca, 115.
Metal checks, issuance of, 577.
Mileage books-
Purchase of, for cash, 171, 240.
Use by nonresident guests, 383.
Military guards, authority of, 375.
Bottling unsweetened condensed, 514.
Pasteurization of, at Corozal Hospital dair% .
Pint bottles, unsweetened condensed, 544.
Shortage of fresh, 37.
St. Charles:
Analysis of, 507.
Instructions on, 604.
Method of identification, 596.
Minnesota, steamship, largest ship through Ca -
nal, to February 27, 1917, 368.
Miraflores Lake, stages, 24, 32, 48, 72, 104. 160.
171, 192, 216, 232, 261, 277, 296, 312. 344.
376,391, 843, 504, 470, 543, 567, 611. 619.
Miraflores Locks, hydraulic grader working south
of, 379.
Mississippi River, increased use of in connection
with Panama Canal, 137.
Money orders-
Business with Cuba, 358.
Business with Virgin Islands, 468.
Deposit, business, 153.
Interest on deposit, issued in Canal Zone.
141, 153.
Motor boats-
Examination for license as operator. 418.
New licenses for operators of, 185, 200.
Motor busses-
Change in schedule, 616.
Taboga Island, connection with launched 237.
Motor car house, vulcanizing plant at. 385.
Motorship, largest through Canal, 233.
Motorcycles, requests for free entry for. 68.
Motor vehicles-
Accessories for, 544.
Chauffeurs, 147, 200, 229.
Employees in "jitney" business, 448.
Executive Order relating to, 62.
License tags, 170, 185, 254, 255.
Reduction in fees, 57.
Parts, turned in to stores, 430.
Rate for official use, 153.
Regulations, 483.
Vulcanizing plant for, 385.
Mozelle, steamship, 541, 543, 573.
Municipal Engineering, Division of-
Engineer, acting, 56, 405.
Superintendent, acting, 405.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor'". I. 57,
138, 179, 233, 297, 353,395. 335, 485. 555,
Museum, Panama Canal, Administration Build-
ing, 411,



NATIONALITY of vessels-
Cuban, In8.
Costa Ricin, 35.
Monthly. tible of, 461. 607.
Ships 'iing the Canal, 460.
Spanish. 81.
Table for fih.-:l year, 79.
Vessels usinii Cinal. 10, 53, 121, 161, 218,
282. 402.
Vessels rpa-ine through the Canal, first fiscal
year. 16'. 172. 183.
National enrgin.xcr reserve, establishment of, 99.
Native produce. traffic in. over Gatun Lake, 371.
Navassa Island, radio station and light on, 33.
Navy Department-
Appropriation for. 424.
Emergency fund. 4. 44 25.
Naval ve eils. 194. 467.
United St Ites civil service examination for,
Naval reserv,. formation of, 211.
Navigation jid_--
Beacon. Gjniboa. )0.
Buoys. Cristobil harhor, 509, 516.
Panama CIan Ll lihht1 53, 587.
Navigation retu!.ition.--
Fishing ve.irl-. 57.
Gatun Lake. 4.30.
Prod im.,tion on neutrality of Canal, 515.
Small bojts tlirough restricted area, 480.
Supervision .ind enforcement of the rules,
Between Germany and Italy, 61.
Rules and regulations for Canal, 515.
New Culebra, train No. 11 to stop at, 171.
New Zealand-
Additional ti.,rvice through Canal from, 226.
Record vouaice from. -436.
Shipping to. from Eastern United States.
281, 535.
Nicaraguan, steamship-
Arrived for repairs after grounding, 298.
Pepaired at Balboa dry dock. 420.
Nitrate trade from Chile through the Canal, 212.
Notaries public, list of. 157. 550.
Notations on correspondence. IR.
Notices to mariners. 16, 53. 57. 226. 251, 249. 273.
318, 329, 353. 419. 483. 509, 516, 587.
Notices to steamship lines-
Coal supply, price. 27.97, 110.
Floats for use of small vessels, 81.
Notice to masters regarding moving vessels.
Rules for dry docks of Panama Canal, 73.
Stevedoring of cargo. 374.
Supplement to circular regarding wharfage,
Wrecking operations, 28.


Arens, hugo. 589.
Besby. George Ii.. 312.
Conneely, Miss Mary F., 550.

Davenport, Herbert G., 325.
Dubois, William, 505.
Evans, George D.. 232.
Faure, Adolph, 277.
Garcon, Edward Julien, 589.
Grout, Floid E. 5.
Harrod, Ernest E., 550.
Feeling, James R., 277.
Mann, Oliver P., 15o.
Miller, Albert A., 378.
Parr, 'William. 277.
Peterson, Peter, 47.
Shires, Ralph A., 386.
Wise, Chesely U., 144.
Balboa Heights:
Hours, 153.
Closing nights, 339.
Panama Canal museum, 411.
Terminal building, 68.
Pacific Mail moved to, 36.
Port Captain, 145.
Peruvian Line establishes, 98.
Panama Railroad building, old, use of
site, 145.
Office Engineer, acting, 293.
Charges for pumping, 152, 192.
Drums, empty, return of, 93, 293.
Depots at CIille.a ports, 225.
For Canal colliers, 361.
Increase in price of, 453, 525.
Obtained at Balboa or Cristobal. 505.
Price list of, 98, 257, 571.
Oleander, poisonous, 305.
Operation and Maintenance, department of-
Assi :ant Engineer, 245.
En i eer, acting, 67.
Engineer of Docgs, charge of work of, 260.
Harbor Master and Dock Pilot, 5uo.
Plumbing inspector, 619.
Superintendent, acting, 153, 405.
Superintendent of steel erection, acting, 17.
Transfer of P. R. R. dock construction
forces, 213.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor s, 1, 57,
13,, 179, 233,297, 353,395, 445, 483, 535,
Auditor's office, 366.
Department, 576.
Directory, 348.
Panama Canal, 16, 29, 566, 602, 605.
Overtime, effort to reduce, 293.


PACIFIC Mail Steamship Company- .
Advance in passenger rates, 565.
Change in rates for Canal employees, 601.
Colombia, steamship, joins fleet, 335.
Office moved to Cristobal. 36.
Sailing for Guayaquil. 36.
Padlocks, unserviceable. 340.


Paint drums for anticorrosive and antifouling
paint, 430.
Floors of quarters, 617.
Spillway gates at Gatun, 379.
Palo Seco Leper Asylum-
Amusement fund, 18.
Christmas celebration at, 255.
Permits for visiting, 491.
Panama Canal (organization)-
Salaries, estimates for, 16, 29,
New form adopted, 1.
Sale of in commissaries, 274, 287.
Price and distribution of bound volumes, 335.
Waste in distribution 68.
Panama City, payment to relief and protection
of American seamen, 405.
"Panama Limited," advertising of, 237.
Panama Railroad-
Agent, Receiving and Forwarding, Cristo-
bal, acting, 29.
Agent, station, Panama, acting, 322.
Cable and radio messages sent over, tele-
graph, 335.
Charge, for switching increased, 213.
Large shipments on passenger trains, 424.
La Pita, new station, 418.
Mail for officials of, at Atlantic end, 245.
Passes used on Sundays and holidays, 351.
Passengers for Balboa docks, 19 2.
President, Lieut.-Col. Cnester Harding ap-
pointed, 380.
Pier at Folks River in use, 194.
Rates, express, for animals, 157.
Receiving and forwarding agencies, consoli-
dation, 228.
Regulations regarding stevedoring of cargo,
Reservation of Colon waterfront, 137.
Schedule of rates for supplies, 272.
Christmas day, 229.
\\WasnirnLt..n's Birthday, 340.
Good Friday, 418.
New, for passenger trains, 545.
Second Vice President, acting, 213.
Steamer trains, special, discontinued, 190.
Sunday and holiday excursion rates, special,
Addressing for, 258.
Delivery of, to go on, 115.
Reduction in charges for handling,
Passengers carried by, 371.
Rates, 336.
Reduced, 457.
Increased, 564.
Extension of time on, for nonde-
pendent relatives of employees,
Shipping, advance in, 616.
Sailings of, 1,150, 296.
Schedule, change of, 35, 83, 93.
Sea post discontinued, 273.
Service of, 184.

Panama Railroad--
Service to Haiti, 581.
Reservations on, 468.
Special trains discontinued, 196.
Tariff, new, 253.
Tariff, special train, 606.
Tickets, 120-trip, ille.!ibe, 577.
Time tables, 14, 130, 541, 548.
Tracks for New Cristobal yard, 193.
Transfer of dock construction forces to
Panama Canal, 213.
Train delayed by .,I:i 'or. 522.
Train No. 11, to stop at New Culebra, 171.
Transportation on Pourtn of July, 542.
Use of speeders, 384.
Use of site of old office building, 145.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's, 1, 57,
138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395,445, 483, 535,
Panama, Republic of, exports and imports, 129.
Paper, use of colored, 56.
Paralysis, infantile, 244, 336.
Parcels post-
Increase in service across the Isthmus, 462.
Use of, for smpments from the United States,
Passes for leper colony, 491.
Expiration notices, 245.
Illegible 120-trip tickets, 577.
Use on Sundays and holidays, 351.
Restricted area permits, 497, 613.
Sentinel and police guards, at locks, power
stations, etc., 457.
Carried by Panama Railroad S. S. Line, 371.
From Argentina, 73.
Ward Line takes no more from Cristobal, 273.
Passports, certificates of identification, 606.
Paste jars, 171, 228, 259, 425.
Pastures, status of development work, 212.
Paulsboro, steamship, maiden voyage, 129.
Complaints of shortages in, 602.
Change of, car schedule, 63.
Civil engineering positions, 376.
Assistant dredge engineer, 17.
Circular regarding, 362.
Gold roll, 228, 511, 611.
Changes in, 375.
Resolution of board on, 275.
Silver, 207, 307.
Revision of pay and conditions of, employ-
ment, 202.
Unclaimed receipts, 444.
Paymaster, acting, 213, 611.
Permits. See Passes.
Peruvian Line, separate offices established, Colon,
Physical examination, annual, 170.
Physiologist, acting, 116.
Piers. See Docks and wharves.
Piles, surplus of, 259.
Plantations, at New Culebra and Limon, 514.
Plumbing, acting chief inspector, 619.


Police and Fire D'.; ion-
Advise watch ov.tner, to note numtbrs. 19J5.
Appointment nf Crulef. 5t0..
Census. 5*'.
Poliomrui, i;is. 244. ..36.
Politics. arni np a_.J:nst acti'.t i in lo0 .
Pontoons. ctnern tr. e,1'-ctl of col.i-ion bl t',ec:n.
Canal term n:l. dci-fnsve i-. area.. for, -14?.
Cristolb l.. del \cerrw. olf si upl .,I to floating
eqtuiprnrnt attached .to. .504.
Terminal. o.losed '.t niliht. 41 ).
Port Captains--
Discontiinue d 1 ily 1 'Ilprinf. r.p,.rt. 376.
Intruision in operating room ri olri'i~ of. 2 9.
M ovini of offl'ce. Critol.,1. 145.
Apipoi inr mn' vi Li.r-it. Coni im.-.nderz. P P.
Bas-cet and A [. ec.. 01*).
Port L.mon. heilrIi inir. -ct uim of. 1,'4.
"Port Newark T'ermrnia." 3;7.
Position., quillt": it rion for. ;S4
Postage itanips. .25S.
Post office, niItinl in -prctor..l-i0.
Fostal rate.; betv.een Canil Zone and Virgin
Islands-. 42
Precipitation, *rortily. .3 '. 1 1 ,4r. 22.' 251.
321, .2, -421. 47 I. 516 5r?. Ui'r .
President of tai I Un'ted St itt.s-
Address to the ct z t-s of tie Uilnited States.
See a!so Executrve Orders .nd iProlarmation.
Prince Rupert. si ppin; ac.coinrnodatiuon rt, 281.
Exports in times of it.r. 600
Neutrality bLt'a.eo.'1 Gernmany and Italy. 61.
President of the United States~
Contribution dla;,
l.it-.uanian peop:rle. 91.
For stricken R 'ih.itiars. 422.
For Syrian and Armeninan peoples.
Registration, J08.
Rules and regulations for the re.uliation,
manacnment. and protection of the Pana-
ma Canal ard the maintenance of its
neutrality, 515.
Thankigiving Day, 186.
Treason and misprision of treason. 465.
War with German Empire, 439.
Water transportation, emergency in United
States, 358.
Preference in. 503.
To fill vacancies, 366.
Division and Feld account'nc for, 577.
Interference .vith government defense, or
systems. 532.
Provost Marshal--
Appointment, 467.
Duties, 443.
Public Health Service in times of war. 441.
Alaska Railroad Record, 255.
Charts and other, for mariners. 395.
Furnishing official information for, 590.

Periolicals received regularly in the library,
Postal Guide, Canal Zone, official, Revision
of, 379..
Ii- ...,:i rnn i for positions, 384.
The 0O! .'' .Bul1etin, 510.
Puiina M. I i. weather observations at. 545.


Activities, 61, 1C9, 148, 302, 337, 382, 430,
471, 5~1'. 518, 572, 018.
Exclusion of undesirable persons, 466.
Fun 1ii2' t.o: officer on Colombian ships, 226.
Restrictions at Chilean ports on ships from
north, 400.
QOuli ters--
Applications for, 156. 277, 341, 493, 394, 525,
Assignment of, for gold employees, 375, 394.
Coal, economy in use of, n17.
Collection of rent for, silver, 245, 375.
Electric wiring in, 491.
Grounds, preserving the good appearance of,
Lights, inventory, 322.
Olt.li:ni;ri release from, 609.
Painting floors of, 617.
Retention of, 339, 351.
Within-hospital grounds, 29.
Qu-rry, Sosa H-ill, reopening of, 193.
Qutay walls. See Docks and wharves.

Communication, 442.
Messages sent over Panama Railroad lines,
Officer, change of title, 28.
Service in Canal Zone waters, 483.
Stations taken over by Government, 509.
Station on Navassa Island, 33.
Time signals, 353.
Stations, construction. See Reports, month-
ly, Governor's, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297,
353, 395, 445, 483, 535, 581.
Railroads. See each by name, as, Chiriqui
Railroad, Panama R-iilro.id. etc.
Monthly, 21, 45, 156, 232, 409, 470, 525.
For three years, 48, 160, 216, 261, 344, 410,
426,470, 522, 567, 611.
During dry season, 475, 317.
Heavy at Bocas del Toro, 395.
Reports, 34, 126, 146, 225, 251, 321, 382,
420, 471, 516, 562, 609.
Yearly, 288.
Rat, campaign at Balboa terminal, 522.
Rates. See each kind, as Pay, rates, of, vessels,
passenger, water rates, etc.
Rates of pay. See Pay, rates of.
Receiving and Forwarding Agent, consolidation
of office, 228.
Record s-
For the voyage from New Zealand. 436.
Largest motorship through Canal. 233.
Largest steamship through Canal, 368.


Quickest transit through Canal, 193, 224,
Red Cross-
Charity 'ball, 196, 275,
Ball game for benefit of, 422.
Conttribuitnr to war relief fund, 601.
Finances, 250.
General committee on instruction, 501.
Membership campaign, 389.
Officers of, 141.
Seals, Christmas, 170, 186, 306.
Of employees on arrival in the United States,
Office established, 453.
Registry of vessels-
Requirements of foreign-built vessels ad-
witted to the I'nit, .1 States, 99.
West Coast Line flag and funnel marks re-
gistered, 81.
Recul. r inri of motor vehicles, 62.
Reimbrsements for personal expenditures, 197.
Reliance (tug), sinking of, 241, 258, 569.
Rental, collection of for silver quarters, 325, 375.
Annual, ,i-z ribitiuoi, 293.
Montli:.', Governor's, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233,
297, 353, 395, 445, 483, 535, 581.
Requisitions for stationery and miscellaneous
supplies, 384.
Reservations, on ships of the Fanama Railroad
Line, 468.
Employees with National Military, 480.
National engineer, 99.
Naval, formation of, 211.
Restaurants, Canal-
Balboa, first opened, 502.
Cristobal, opened, 502.
Meals delivered to messengers, 539.
lMoJt.l- of cleanliness and comfort, 150.
New restaurant opened, 527.
See also Hotels.
La Veloce restricts tickets to actual ports of
call, 427.
Of minors from Pier 11 and from any floating
equipment, Cristobal harbor, 578.
Road.l and streets-
Children playing in, 501.
Suitable for automobiles, 318.
Reconstruction between Panama and Paraiso,
Rocks, charges for crushed, 93.
Rolling stock. See equipment, locomotives, etc.
Roosevelt (fisheries ship) passes through Canal,
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company-
Passenger rates to New York, 336.
Resumption of New York service, 3, 274.
Service between Colon and New York, 193.
SAILING directions, Canal-
Terminal ports closed at night, 419.
See also Notic s to Mariners.
Sailing lists of vessels. See each issue.

Almendra lumber, 341.
Building at dock 4, Balboa, 5.
Central American sugar, 430.
Commissary special. See Com-nissary.
Generator sets, etc., 200.
Ladder truck and hose wagon. 307.
Lignum vitae lumber, 261.
Stock, (live,) Camp Gaillard, 280.
Marvin safe, 296.
Personal effects, 543.
Pipeline suction dredge, No. 5, 565.
Refrigerators, old, 543.
Salvaging the steamship Mo:elle, 543.
Sanitary buckets, 132.
Sorrel mare, 260, 378.
Steel cable, scrap, 425.
Tug Balboa, 505.
Vault ball ling in Colon, 144
Charges for, 93.
For construction of buildings in Colon ac-
count of fire, 384.
Releasing cars for sand services. 394.
Acting chief inspector, 408.
Barber shop regulations, 5.
Buckets, sale of, 132.
Closets for constructionn ganes. Ill.
Santa Alicia, steamship, formerly .ohin .4.
Hooper, 129.
Sault Ste. Marie Canal, heavy bi sine*s through
compared with that of Panama C.,n l. 147.
Schools, Division of-
Assignments of teachers, 56.
Closed for holidays, 212.
Colored, charges for tuition, 227.
Entrance examinations, 32, 51)').
Gardens, 481.
Hand book, 65.
High, graduation exercises, 53.1.
Opening, 39.
Teachers meeting, 56.
See also Reports, monthly, Governor's 1, 57,
138, 179, 233,297, 353, 395. 445. 483, 535,
Collection of 144.
Fabrics wanted, 376.
Higher tariff on, 273.
Lumber, snigments of, 551.
Prices on, 17, 29, 228, 260, 578.
Tariff on. 293.
Seamen, American, relief and -,rotect ian, 405.
Sedimentation, in Atlantic entrance channel, 168.
Seismic disturbance, 361.
Shingles, asphalt, standard specifications for, 394.
Applications for fiee entry of, to employees.
Commodities through the Canal. 462.
Large, on passenger trains, 424.
Parcels post, from the United States, 479.
Shipping, additions and changes in rates, for
supplies and services to, 403.


Reduction in machine rates, 490.
\Work re.ri csts, 418.
AT pointment. General Foren an, 307.
Discontinuance of manufacturing work,
Paraiso. working nours. 426.
.re also Rrports. monthly. Governor's, 1, 57,
138. 170, 233, 2'J7, 353. 3'5, 445, 483, 535,
Siam causes damage b:. sIicerini in Cut, 28.
Sidewalks. See Ro.jdl and. streets.
Sightseeing, trips through th,- Canal, 100.
Signal. whistle for fire alarm. 422.
Requests for reduced freight rates, 18.
Survey r.equests. 2'93
Cucaracha. 33.
Culebra. 273.
I.aultro strike ch.-,l in pas-;ing, 9.
Smallpox, case' of. 16". 1V5.
Social. General Plunmmeir and ladlies at home, 551.
Soldiers. authority of nlit:r'.' guards, 375. See
alo Army.
Sosa Hill quarry' reopen.'d. 1 1.
Spain. first Spanih v.'--el thlnou0h Canal, 81.
Specification-. stand ird for i-,plalt shingles, 394.
Speeders. use ci on P.nrn-a R ilroad, 384.
Heavy ldischarge of w't,:r through, 140.
Painting gate. G-'tun. 3;0<)
Sce als2 Retport-, montlil.'. Governor's, 1, 57,
138. 179. 233. 297, 353, 305, 445, 483, 535,
Postage, sale of, 258.
Revenue, 57.
Standard Arro'., steam3rhip, maiden voypge of, 36.
Inventory of storerorr. 4U2.
Memorandum forin, 32?.
Stnidardiz.tion of. 35il.
Statistics. Bure i' of. ::ting ,-hief. 1)9.
Stataeof Columbus n'oed to\ a-hington Hotel.
Stenographer. eximinjtion notice. 237.
Storage. batterie; r..tts for charging, 144.
Admini-tration Bdilding. s.-., o' globes, 156.
Balboi. old steel pier used as. 597.
Charges for pumping oil. 142.
Criktob-1, 5.
Drawing ta.-sohne in drums from. 425.
Inventory. Cristobjl, PrTaiso. 168.
Oil drums, return of. to, 03.
Ordering irm trial frorr. b.- tel"plione, 577.
Price chan-es on materi.l. 213.
Reservations of materials at. 17.
Storage of building m,tcril 1, h:y, etc., 503.
Telephone numbers .ssigncd. 18.
Storms. See Weather.
Children playing in. 501.
Reconstruction. road between Panama and
Paraiso, 505,

Suitable for automobl,.., 318.
Employees', to the Liberty Loan, 507, 549.
Liberty Loan, description of, etc., 495.
Liberty Loan, made through offic.i of Collect-
or, 531.
To the war relief fund, 518.
Subsistence, employees-
Employees receiving, 405.
Female nurses, 83.
Substation, electric, at Cristobal piers, 521.
Success, prisonship, transit through Canel, 169.
St gar, sources of, on west coast, 544.
Sumner, steamship, abandoned as total loss, 361.
Supplies. See Material and supplies.
Supply Department. See also Reports, monthly,
Governor's, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353
395, 445, 483, 525, 581.
Mechanical Division:
Overhead, 383.
Reduction in, 592.
On sales to all vessels 551.
Survey requests, signatures on, 293.
Surveying Officer, acting, 619.

TABOGA Island-
Aspinwall Hotel:
Baggage, checking of, z27, 257.
Closed, 429.
Directions for reaching, 306.
Launch service, 250, 337, 368, 382, 409,
Open, 194.
Rates, 389.
Bus, connections with launches for, 237.
Tide r,.-ordi ni, station at, 545.
Tanks. See each kind, as Oil tanks, etc.
Target range for small arms, off Pacific entrance,
Animal, Panama Railro Id. 157.
Freight, Panama Railroad, 253, 306.
Number 1, of P. C. and P. R. R., services
supplies to shipping. 272.
Passenger, Cristobal-New York, 336.
Scrap material, Panama Railroad, 273.
Special train, 606.
Taxes, stamp on steamship tickets removed, 57.
Answers to queries regarding arrival of ships,
Directory, 601.
Forbidding use of, for lottery information,
Monthly charges, 228.
Numbers. Commissary Division, 430, 504.
Numbers at Cristobal storehouse, 18.
Propo:ils for purchase of equipment, 276.
Temprr;ature. monthly, 34, 126, 146, 225, 251.
321, 382, 420, 471, 516, 562, 609.
Terminal building, Cristobal, assignment of office
space in, 68.
Termirnal Construction, Division of. See Reports,
monthly, Governor's, 1, 57, 138, 179, 233. 297,



Termination of service-
Surrender of restriction area permits on, 613.
Thanksgiving, Proclamation of President, 186.
Themis, steamship, 184, 244.
Tide tables, 8, 24, 32, 38, 88, 104, 136, 156, 176,
189, 240,243,264,280, 296,309,328, 344,347.
370, 386, 410, 438,472, 493, 524,579.
Tide-recording station at Taboga, 545.
Time books, use of, 340.
Timekeeping, amendment to rules for, 228.
Time tables, Panama Railroad, 14, 130.
Tivoli Hotel-
Rates, 196, 257, 359.
Rates for meals, 609.
Special rate for temporary accommodations,
Amount collected:
Two years, 90.
January, 345.
See also Reports, monthly Governor's, 1,
57, 138, 179, 233, 297, 353, 395, 445,
483, 535, 581.
Business of Manchester and Panama Canals,
during year, 437.
Charges to ships going to dry dock, 297.
Compared with cost of operation and main-
tenance, 371.
Cost per ton of cargo, 411.
Loss to Canal by change in basis of levy, 1.
Ratio of* Panama Canal measurement to
United States registry measurement of
net tonnage, 427.
Toyo Kisen Kaisha, increase in west coast serv-
ice, 28.
Toys, Christmas sale of, 176.
Trade, New Zealand and Atlantic seaboard of
North America, 281.
Trade routes-
Monthly tables, 49, 64, 122, 161, 217, 282,
Table of movement of ships over principal,
Traffic through Canal. See Canal, traffic through.
Commissary, service for shipments, 530.
Panama-La Boca, 101, 132.
South end, 132.
Schedule, Washington's birthday, 340.
Schedules, 14, 130.
Steamer special discontinued, 196.
Stop at New Culebra, No. 11, 171.
Transatlantic Steamship Company, line between
New Orleans and India, 81.
Transfers, civil service, during war, 441.
Transitman, examination, 40.
Employees, 8 hour day for crews, 29.
Panama railroad, 457.
See also Panama Railroad Steamship.
Reduction in time, 535.
Removal of stamp tax, 57.
Transport, 336.

Ward Line grants reduced rates to Ca-
nal employees, 128.
Vehicles, official, use of, 480.
Traveling engineer, change of designation, 116.
In hospitals and elsewhere, 566.
Hospital regulations, 288.
Troops. See Army.
Tug Bohio, transferred to harbor at Cristobal, 9.
Typewriter examination, 237.


Ulysses (collier), fitted with oil burner. 361.
United Fruit Company, passenger rates. 336.


VACATION. See Leave.
Vancouver, dry dock, 281.
Vault building, proposals for, 144.
Developing resources, 459.
Selling from wagons, 5.
Vehicles, damage to curbs, 492.
Academy in Peruvian coasting trade, 53.
American engaged in foreign trade. 89.
American-Hawaiian, sale, 81.
Ancon, 1, 150, 296.
Arborean. change of name, 150.
Barge No. 63 used as wharf, 170.
Bohio (tug), 9, 98.
British Royal Mail, 3, 193, 274. 317.
Canal colliers, 361.
Caribbean, increased capacity of, 597.
Cargo transferred between, 333.
Chagres condemned, 185.
City of Sydney returned to service, 97.
Colombia, 226, 335.
Cuzco, tows hulk, 34.
Disrpt:ch boats, 379.
Dredging, for sale, 241, 250.
Drams furnished to, 467.
Fishing, 587.
Foreign-built ships, officers for, 586
German, renaming, 489.
Hostile. 489, 512.
Launches, landing place and repair wharf tor,
La Veloce, restricts tickets, 427.
Mail, addressing for ships, 258.
Reduction of charges on, 141.
Naval, 194, 467.
Northumberland, record voyage, 43o.
Pacific Mail, 335, 565, o0l.
Office moved to Cristobal, 36.
Panama Railroad, 1, 35, 73,93, 115, 141. 150,
184,253,273,296,336,371. 457.468, 564,
581, 616.
Peruvian, 53, 98.
Pilot launches, 241.
Quarantine restrictions, 400.
Queries regarding arrival of ships, 333.
Reliance, 240, 258, 569.
Requirements for admission to United States
registry, 99.


Santa Alicia, name of former JohnA. Hooper,
Shaw, destroyer, quick passage from coast
to coast, 5; 1.
Shipping accommodations. Pacific, additions
to. 281.
Small boats, use of. in Gatun Lake. 430.
Small boats, rules governing use of in restrict-
ed area, 480.
Sumner. grounded. 361.
Supply boats. 509.
Surcharge on sales to. 551.
Themis grounded, 184.
Using Canal:
Achilles. 361. 395.
Alaska S. .. Co., 219.
Atlantic fleet. 194.
Balboa, transit record. 193.
Ballast, proportion in, 329.
Bohlo (tug). 98.
City of Priutl, 64.
Dispatch boats, 379.
Costa Rican, 35.
Cuban. 10S.
Spansh, 81.
Gforge II'ashington, 233.
llfora, 4.
Large.t. 233, 368.
Lautaro, shoaling. 9.
List complete. 100.
Malndasan .llaru, fire aboard, 97.
Measurements of. 31o.
Neutral. carrying cargo, 459.
New Zealand. 226, 436.
Nrcaraguan. 297.
Notice to steamsinip masters. 319.
Notice to steamship lines, 453.
S Paulsboro, maiden voyage, 129.
Regular lines. 25, 81.
Roosercll, in dry docK. 379.
Sinm. causes damage to Cut. 28.
Sight-seeing. 100.
Standard .Arroa-, maiden voyage. 36.
Success. 169.
Summary of traffic, 390.
Tables of:
Nlontnly, 145, 219, 283,607.
Nationality. 172, 460.
Weekly., See each issue.
Time lor. 48.
Business compared to Manchester
Canal, 437.
Charge on ships, to dry dock, 297.
Collection, in two years, 90.
Collection in January. 345.
Cost of operation, 379.
Cost per ton of cargo, 411.
Loss by change of basis. 1.
See also Reports. monthly. Gover-
nor's. 1, 57. 138. 179, 233, 297,
353, 395, 445. 483, 535, 581.

W\ar, destroyer Shaw, 571.
Ward Line, 73, 128, 241, 273.
Watchman, 468.
West Coast service, 28, 73.
Virgin Islands, money order business, 468.
Vulcanizing plant, at motor car house, 385.

Acquisition of hostile vessels, 512, 585.
Authority of military guards, 374.
Control of Canal and Canal Zone, 429.
Declaration of, 439.
Existence of, with German Empire, 439.
Liberty Loan bonds, 495, 507, 531, 549, 572,
Provost Marshal, 467.
Public Health Service in time of, 441.
Radio communication, 442.
Radio stations taken over by Government,
Registration offices established, 453.
Registration for service, 508.
Relief fund, 479, 518.
Restricted area permits, 497, 613.
Small boats-
Rules governing use of in restricted
area, 480.
Use of in Gatun Lake, 430.
To the citizens of the United States, 451.
Vessels, 194,467, 571.
Ward Line-
New vessels in service, 241.
Passenger service from Cristobal stopped,
Reduced rates to employees, 128.
\ arships. See Vessels.
Washington Hotel-
Columbus statue moved to, 91.
Price of evening meals increased, 196.
Rates, 227, 257, 359, 609.
Waste. scrap fabrics for, 376.
Watches, police advise owners to note numbers,
\\ after, heavy discharge through spillway, 146.
Waterfront. Colon and Cristobal, reserved for
commercial uses, 137.
Cool in dry season, 317.
Observations at Cape Mala, 545.
Weather probabilities, monthly, 36, 127, 187,
212. 304, 346, 401, 455, 489, 520, 574.
Weather reports-
Monthly. 34, 12o, 146, 225, 251, 321, 382,
420, 471, 516. 5o2, 609.
Yearly, 288.
West India Chamber of Commerce, 460.
Wharves. See Docks and wharves.
Wireless. See Radio.
Wiring. electric, in quarters, 491.
Work requests, 418.
Wrecks. See Accidents, marine.



Arrangement of Balboa coaling plant, 270, 271.
Arrangement of Cristobal coaling plant, 266, 267.
Balboa dry dock in use, 316.
Chart of progress of traffic, 90.
Chart indicating restricted areas off Atlantic
entrance to Canal, 588.

Cross section of charging station, 521
Dispatch boat, 381.
Restricted area, Balboa harbor, 477.
Red Cross seal, 186.
Side elevation of supply boat, 570
Steamship Strathearn in dry dock, 421.

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The ParDma Canal R.:.rrd, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., August 23, 1916. No. I.

New Form for the Record.
With the beginning of Volume X, the form of The Canal Record
has been changed and the title made the PANAMA CANAL RECORD.
The new form, similar to that prevailing for pamphlets of other
departments of the Government, is believed to combine with various
economies some advantages in handling and filing.
The original form of The Canal Record, which has been adhered to
throughout nine years of Canal work, beginning with the publication
of No. 1 of Volume I on September 4, 1907, was derived in general
from the makeup of a bulletin published by the first French canal
Loss to Canal by Change in Basis of Tolls Charges.
During the first months of Canal operation tolls were levied on the
basis of the net tonnage of ships as determined by specially formulated
rules for measurement for the Panama Canal, in which the net ton-
nage was the space available for carrying cargo, reckoned in tons of
100 cubic feet. Following an interpretation of the Panama Canal
Act by the Attorney General, the amount of tolls collectible has been
governed also by the net tonnage as determined by the rules for
registry in the United States, it having been decided that the tolls
should not exceed $1.25 per net ton on this basis.
One of the results of this system has been a loss in revenue to the
Canal. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, the tolls collected
amounted to $2,395,928.77. If the original Panama Canal rules had
been adhered to the collections would have amounted to $2,786,642.82.
The difference between these is $390,714.05. This is 14.05 per cent
of the hypothetical earnings under the original system, and 16.3 per
cent of the amount actually collected.
Sailings of the "Ancon" and "Cristobal."
The steamship Cristobal of the Panama Railroad Steamship Line will sail from
New York for Cristobal on Monday, August 28, instead of Thursday, August 24,
as previously scheduled.
The Ancon will sail from Cristobal for New York at 11 a. m., August 25.

The following is the report of the Acting Governor for the month
of July:
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 15, 1916.
The Honorable the Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations on the Isthmus
for the month of July, 1916:
One hundred and fifty oceangoing vessels made the transit of the Canal, 77 from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, and 73 from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Ships making
the transit were divided by nationality as follows: United States, 28; British, 75;
Japanese, 11; Peruvian, 9; Dutch, 2; Chilean, 7; Norwegian, 9; Swedish, 3;
Mexican, 1; French, 1; Danish, 3; and Panaman, 1.



Collections from tolls amounted to S456.895.95, and deposits were made with the
assistant treasurers of the United States in the amount of S271,105.40 to be applied
on payment of tolls and other charges against vessels using the Canal. The total
net tonnage of vessels making the transit was 488,968.
Pot of Crislobal-At the port of Cristobal 206 ships entered and cleared, includ-
ing those that made the transit of the Canal. Their nationality was as follows:
United States, 74; British, 82; Italian, 1; Nicaraguan, 1; Spanish, 1; Chilean, 5;
Danish, 3; Dutch. 2; Japanese, 11; Peruvian, 6; Panaman, 1; Swedish, 3; Mexi-
can. 1; Norwegian, 12; and French, 3. Cargo forwarded amounted to 57,930 tons;
received, 70.042 tons; rehandled, 35 000 tons; total, 162,972 tons; coal bunkered
in ships, 24,400 tons; fuel oil handled, 85,335.16 barrels, 63 per cent of which was for
private corporations.
Port of Balboa-At the port of Balboa 163 vessels entered and cleared, including
those that used the Canal. Their nationality was as follows: United States, 26;
British, 78; Danish, 4; Dutch, 2; Japanese, 14; Norwegian, 13; Chilean, 7; Peru-
vian, 9; Swedish, 3; French, 1; Mexican, 2; and Panaman, 4. Cargo forwarded
amounted to 6,414 tons; received, 1.336 tons; stevedored, 282 tons; rehandled, 796
tons; total, S,'28 tons; coal bunkered in ships, 9,514 tons; fuel oil handled, 214,529.54
barrels, 55 per cent of which was for private corporations.
Lockages-Conmmercial lockages were made as follows:

Locks. Number of Number of
lockages. vessel.
Catun ....... .......... ..... ........... ......................... 129 147
Pe ro Mi:uel .................. ............................ ......... 142 152
M irafres ... . ...... ... .. ....... ... 139 152
Work was advanced on pier No. 7 at Cristobal, where the stage of completion
of various classes of work is as follows: Steel, 99 per cent; concrete form work, 75
per cent; concrete work, 50 per cent; roof tiling, 47 per cent; and brick paving, 25
per cent.
At Cristobal mole, drilling was continued, and 15S linear feet of trestle were driven
for the extension, making a total of 705 linear feet, or 90 per cent of the estimated
On the approach fill to pier No. 6 and for the track yard of the terminals, 32,850
cubic yards of rock were dumped, making a total of 55,065 cubic yards, or 51 per
cent of the estimated amount required.
At the East Breakwater 2,786 concrete blocks, a total of 30,623.9 cubic yards, were
placed. Thirty-nine thousand and thirty-nine cubic yards of earth and rock dredged
at the coaling station were dumped upon the harbor slope of the breakwater. Trestle
salvaged during the month amounted to 11,126 linear feet.
At Cristobal coaling station tests were continued on the stocking and reclaiming
bridges, and certain modifications and adjustments were found necessary. All
structural parts of the tower and of the bunker conveyor were completed, the me-
chanical equipment of the bunker and the conveyor was 50 per cent completed, and
the electrical equipment was practically completed. The car conveying system was
subjected to practical tests in the distribution of coal mined by the unloaders from
the collier Achilles.
Pacific terminals-Finishing work was carried on at dry dock No. 1, the greater
part of it being in connection with the blocking system and the crane tracks. The
pumping plant was operated in connection with docking dredges for repairs.
Work was continued toward completion of the entrance piers, unloader wharf,
coal pocket, reloader wharf, quay walls, and bulkhead wall.
At Balboa coaling plant work was continued on the unloaders, and "shake-down"
tests were started on July 22. On the reloaders, mechanical installation consisted
chiefly of work on the tower traversing machinery. Electrical and concrete work
and painting were continued.
Seven dredges at work in Gaillard Cut removed 39,645 cubic yards of earth and
1,034,030 cubic yards of rock from the slides at Culebra. Between Miraflores Locks
and the Pacific 221,332 cubic yards of earth and 1,200 cubic yards of rock were
removed from the Canal prism. Three dredges working in Balboa inner harbor exca-
vated 41,171 cubic yards of earth and 24,9S5 cubic yards of rock. In Miraflores
Lake a suction dredge removed 56,587 cubic yards of earth in original excavation
and 18,863 cubic yards in maintenance. The total dredging for the month was-


1,637,716 cubic yards. The estimated amount of dredging remaining in construc-
tion or original excavation is 5,616,774 cubic yards.
The shops at Balboa, Paraiso, and Cristobal. the foundry at Balboa, the round-
house at Cristobal, and miscellaneous plants operated by the Mechanical Division
completed 758 shop orders. The foundry at Balboa turned out 184,700 pounds of
iron castings, 159,582 poundsof steel, and 25,930 pounds of brass. At Balboa shops and
dry dock maintenance work was performed on the dredges Corozal. Paraiso, and No.
86, the tug Galun, and various barges. At Cristobal shops the dredge C ileb a, steam-
ship Nicaragua, tugs Gorgona, Coccli, and Tavernilla, a clapet, and five barges were
dry docked for repairs.
Inquiries have been received from ship owners who anticipate using the dry dock
at Balboa, and it is believed that a considerable business of this nature will develop
in the near future. Data from various ports in the Western Hemisphere are being
analyzed for use in fixing the rates and conditions for dry docking.
Building construction was carried on at the new laundry at Ancon, the concrete
coal bunker at Balboa, the second group of wards and the laboratory at Ancon
Hospital, and the various quarters authorized for Canal and railroad employees.
Work was completed on the time ball on Scsa Hill, pattern storage building at Balboa
shops, 15 family quarters for employees, and the office building at Cristobal craling
plant. Work was begun at the school, the Faint storehouse, the restaurant, and the
700-foot steel lumber shed at BalLoa. Construction of various other buildings for
the Canal organization was continued.
Work had been begun on construction of buildings for the Coast Artillery and
mobile Army, but this was discontinued on July 25 upon receipt of a cable message
from the War Department stating that the work had been placed under direction
of the Quartermaster General 6f the Army.
A statement of the working force actually engaged during the last week of July

Department or Di .ion. Silver. Gold. Total.
Operation and Maintenance:
Locks and office .. ............................. ............... ... .. 66q 45 713
Terminal construction...................... ................................. 662 90 752
Biiilcing ................. ........................... ................... 2.014 189 2,243
E lectri-al .... .... .................................................. ... 407 165 572
M urii ipal Engineering............................. .. .................... 2.730 96 2?.26
D redgine ........ ..................................................... 2 361 3.31 2.612
Mechanical.................. ......................... ...... ... .......... 1.704 843 2.550
M marine ........................... ................................... 206 71 277
Fortificaion................................................ ........ ... 3.30 5S 3S8
General construction................. ...................... ........... 58 1 59
Total .................................................................. 11.1 1.S92 13,072
Commissary ......... .................................. ....... ........... 1.791 176 1,970
Subdilsenre ................................................. .. ............. 365 1 381
Quartermasler ..................................................... ....... 2014 89 .10
Acounting............................... .................... ....... 21 192 211
Health ... ........... ............. ................................... 843 16 1.019
ExPanti .e.R. ........................................... ....................... I 35 1 4r,6
Panama Railroad.................... ............... ........................ 4.2G1 403 4 690
Contrartors ..........".......................... ............... ................ Il.9 79 1 5
A.". .. .. 20.7.31 t.'.1') :24.121
Quatiets-'1 he occupants of Government quarters numbered 6,772 Americans. of
whom 3,747 were men, 1,454 wcrr.en, ar.d 1,571 children; and 10,925 West Indians,
of whom 5,880 were men, 2,188 women, and 2,857 children.
Health conditions in the Canal Zone and the cities of Panama and Colon continued
CHESTER HARDING, Acting Governor.
British Royal rail to ECE rme New York Service.
The Colon agency of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
states that it is the expectation of the company to resume its service


between Colon and New York within a relatively short time. This
service was discontinued after the sailing of the steamship Magda-
lena from Colon for New York on November 25, 1914. Ships sailed
every 14 days.
Harbor Charges.
Effective at once, a charge of 40 cents per bill of lading ton will be
made for right of basin both at Cristobal and Balboa, when cargo is
transferred from ship to ship anchored in the harbor.
(The foregoing has been published as circular No. t97-2, dated August 16, 1016.)
Grounding of the "Ilford."
The steamship Ilford, which grounded on the east side of the Canal
channel just north of Gamboa, shortly after leaving Gaillard Cut on
the way to the Atlantic on August 10, was floated on August 15,
and towed to Cristobal for examination and repairs. The grounding
was due to the steering gear having jammed, and the steering engine
and rudder were overhauled at the Cristobal dry dock shops before
the ship proceeded on her way, which she did on August 21.
The master reported that he had had trouble with the steering
gear after he left Cruz Grande, and that for the three days before
reaching Panama Bay he had used the hand gear. When the Canal
pilot went aboard to take the ship through the Canal he was informed
of this condition, and the steering gear was tested in the bay, working
satisfactorily. No trouble was experienced until the ship had passed
Gamboa, when the gear jammed with the helm in a position 7 to port.
The engines were reversed to full speed astern and an anchor dropped,
but the ship, which was making up to full speed and going between
eight and nine knots, could not be stopped in time to prevent ground-
ing. The forward end was lifted about five feet out of water.
Four tugs from the Dredging Division fleet went immediately to
the assistance of the Ilford and tried to pull her off the bank. This
being unsuccessful, on the next day three lighters were sent alongside
and a gang of 44 laborers engaged in taking off part of the cargo of
iron ore. At the same time a dredge was sent alongside to dig away the
earth beneath the ship, and the lake was allowed to rise nearly half
a foot. This work continued for four days, and on August 15 the
ship was pulled off the bank. At 9 p. m., the tug Mariner took
the ship in tow and proceeded with her to the anchorage at Gatun
Locks. An examination made by a diver showed that no dam-
age had been done to the ship's bottom, sternpost, or rudder by the
The Board of Local Inspectors has reported that no fault attaches to
the pilot or the Canal, and that the master and owners of the vessel
are responsible for the grounding and any loss occasioned by it.
The Ilford was bound from Cruz Grande to Philadelphia with a
cargo of 6,570 tons of iron ore and sheep skins. She is a vessel of 2,713
net tons, Panama Canal measurement, and is 360 feet in length by 47
feet beam. At the time of leaving the Cut she was drawing 24 feet 5
inches forward and 25 feet 3 inches aft. After grounding the ship lay
in 19 feet 3 inches of water forward and 23 feet 9 inches aft.
Civil Service Examinations.
The following civil service examinations will be held on the dates indicated. Infor-
mation concerning the same has been posted Lt clubhouses and post offices, as per
the numbers of announcements indicated:



Agricultural assistant (male); $1,400 to $1,600 a year; examination about Sep-
tember 24, 1916; No. 1083.
Mineral examiner (male); $1,320 a year; examination about September 24-25,
1916; No. 1084.
Junior computer (male); $900 to $1,200 a year; examination about September
24-25, 1916; No. 1085.
Laboratory assistant (male); $600 to $900 a year; examination about September

24-25, 1916; No. 1086.
Junior fuels chemist (male); $1.200 to
tember 24-25, 1916; No. 1097.

$1,500 a year; examination about Sep-

Official Circulars.

Board of Health Ord'inance.-Barber Shop
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 12. 1916.
The ordinance quoted Lell.,w. enacted by the Board of
Health, is approved and published for the information
of all concerned.
Acting Goternor.
Ordinance No. 0.
Be it ordained by the Board of Health of the Canal Zone:
1. All place-s used as barber shops anid *ll furnlirh-
ings therein, shall be kept dlean at all times.
(a) The floors must be kept free from hair, and
swept or mopped every dva and all furnishings
and fixlure- kept free from dust.
(b) All combs, razors. mugs. ariisors, clippers,
hair brushes. shaving brushes, and other tools.
shall be sterilized after u-e on each per-on, by
immersion in boiling water. or in a 2 per cent so-
lution of formalin for ten minutes_.
(ci Clean towels shall be u.ed for each person.
2. The use of powder piuffs atid spun s- i 4 prol iiteild.
3. Ahlm or other material u-ed to stop the tlow of
blood shall be used in powdered form unry, and -hall
be applied with a clean lorwel.
4. Barbers, when waiting on customers, will wear
clean white coats or white shirts of lien or cotton.
5. Any case of pre-ilmahly onitagious k.in affectinn
ill be reported by the barber to the district sanitary
6. The district -anitary inspector is charged wilh
the duty of inspecting all barber shops in his district.
and reporting any viulafion of these regulations.
The foreguing ordinance was duly adopted at a meet-
ing of the Board of Health of the Canal Zone held at
Balboa Heights. Canal Zune, on the 5th day of August,
Chairman. Board of Htallh.

Acting Executive Secretary.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z.. August 12, 1910.
During the ab.en'e of Mr. C. A. Mlclvaine on leave.
effective August 14, 1916, Mr. W\. P. Copeland is des-
S ignated Acting Executive Secretary.
Acting Gcrernor.
Estimates of Work to Be Done by the Me-
chanical Division.
SBALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z. August 14, 1916.
S To all concerned-The following letter hat been re-
ceived from the Superintendent of the Mechanical Divi-
aion, in connection with estimates to be submitted for
the fiscal year 1917-18:
"Circular from the Acting Governor under date
of August 3, addressed to heads of departments and
,divisions, requires detailed estimates of division re-
quirements for the fiscal year ending June 30. 918


"Requirrenmern of the Mechanical Divi'ion are
almost entirely dependent upon estimates of wirk to
be performed for other department. and divi-ions.
It i therefore reque-ted that you adl iir- me a- tin the
volume of work to he handled, with e-rtmated
(o.t hi the Merhaniral Dili.ion. for the different
sections of the Exe'uriv'. Office aid t11 depart-
mentq cim:mpriiri Civil Covernment. as follows:
"Clubs and Playgrounds: hitl Goernmenr,. in-
cluding Di triLt Attorney. District C,.urt3. Machis-
trate. Cuurts. Marshil. PoliLe and Fire [iid-inn.
Diii:icn .1 PouF-~ and ri'.i:iin o'Schoot-: Executive
Office I roper. Motor Cars; CANAL RECORD; Land
Office; Special A'turnev.
"The abo\e estimates should be cla-ified in ac-
cordance with para.'raph 3 of the circular referred to.
"Inasmurh a- it is desired, on acto.Jnt of prospec-
tive vacation-, etc to submit the estimates of this
divi:ion n t later than thle i ath inst.. I i; reqir oPie
that this data be supplied at the earliest possible
Pleas' submit the information desired direct to the
Superintendent of the Mechanical Division, forwarding
a copy of the same to this office.
Actirn7 Ertcutire StLritary.
Cristobal Storehouse.
PALFOA FEIrtHTS. C. Z.. Auveut 7. 1'16.
To all corjcrrind-ffecttive at once. de:i-nation of
tlie storehou-e at Critnbal. f, ,rmerly known as the dry
dock store. i? (hatb ed to "t'ritoblal -torehoue."
This actin is taken in eiew of possible tonfusion with
dry dock No. 1, at Balboa.
Chtuj Quart master.
Fruits and Vegetables Sold from Wagon.
CRISTOBAL. C. Z.. August 21. 1',16.
To erimmisary patronL -On Wediesday, August
23, 1916. we nill commence sellinF fruit- and veac-tales
from a wagon to gold employees at three points on
Colon Beach. The men on the wason will nit male
dJlntrits to residr.ces. Delivery orders for fruit and
vegetables may be placed through solicitors or at com-
missary a. at present. until further notice the schedule
will be as follows:
Monday, Wi'cdncday, and Friday-First stop 7.00-
7.30 a. m.. house 710, at cross road near swimming
pool. SeLond sItp. 7.35 to 8.30 a. m., cross road
back of Garfield House. Third stop, 8.35 to 9. a. m.,
rear of mechanics' building.
Twsadoy. Thursday. and Saturday--Route will be
reversed, the wagon first stopping at rLechaicas
building at 7.30 a. m. and last stop at house 710
at 8.35 a. m.
Chief Commissary Inspector.
Joint Commission Calendar.
Tuesday, September 5-Docket 1473, Eladio Lasso.

Floid E. Grout, employed as a carpenter by the
Building Divison, died in Ancon Hospital on August 3
as the result of being struck by an automobile in Pana-
ma City. his residence in the United States was in
Covington, Ky.



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Panama (Balboa) tide predictions for the period
until October 1, are given in this table:

Date. Time and height of high and
low water

Wed., Aug. 23...... 5:24 11:41 18:06 .......
5.1 11.3 4.6 ......

Fri., Aug. 25........ 1:43 7:41 13:54 10-10
11.4 4.6 12.0 3.5

Sat., Aug. 26....... 2:311 8:33 14:39 20-56
12.1 3.8 12.7 2 6

Sun., Aug.27 ...... 3:10 9:16 15:18 21:35
12.9 2.8 13.4 1.8

Mon., Aug. 28....... 3:46 9:54 15:54 22 -09
13.7 1.9 14.0 1.2

Tues., Aug.29....... 4:18 10:28 16:30 22:42
14.3 1.2 14.5 0.7

Wed., Aug. 30...... 4:50 11:01 17:03 23:14
14.8 0.8 14.7 0.5

Thurs., Aug. 31...... 5:21 11:34 17:37 23 -4
15.2 0.5 14.9 0 b


Fri., Sept. 1.........

Sat., Sept. 2.........

Sun., Sept. 3........

Mon., Sept. 4.......

Tues., Sept. 5.......

Wed., Sept. 6.......

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Mon., Sept. 8 .

Tues., Sept. 19 .

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Sun., Sept. 24 .....

Mon., Sept. 25 .....

Tues., Sept. 26 ....

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1:05 7:16
I 2 14 9

1 :50 7:51.
2 5 13.7

2:40 8:39
37 12 5

3:39 9:35
4 S 11 6

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5.3 11.0

6:00 12 15
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1 :02 7 -05
11.J 1.7
1:52 S:00
12 1 8 3

2:31 8:45
13.0 2.8

3.05 9-24
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The tidi.s are place in the order ol oc.turrervne, with
their limes on the first liir ani tieii:its on the second
line of each day: a omripari'.,rr of corincutii-e heights
will indicate whether it is hish or low water. The
hei-hts in f,.et and tenth; are r-it.:uned from mean low
water spririn., whli i; Ihe datum of the soundings on
the Co;at ari G-eodctli Surnev iharts for this region,
and whi h is S.2 feet teliow mran seale el. To find
the ldefth of w.itr, add th: thabular height to the sound-
ines piten on the chart, iule"si a minus i-1 sign is be-
fore the lt.izlt. in whit.h ca,;- 0libtract it.
Thl time u;rd is Cin]' ,iiliran Standard, for the
mEridiin 7.50 \. The hi'urs of the day are numbered
c.irinseulively. from (0 lai midni4htl to 2.1 l11.00 p. m.).
All h:iurs preajr-r thaii 12 rre in the afternoon Ip. m.)
and when dimiiiihed Lb 12 give the usual reckoning;
forinstante. 15:47 is 3.47 p. m.

Proposals for the Purchase of Buildings
Numbered I, 2. an 3 at Dock 4. Balboa.
Sealed proposal; will be received in the office of the
Chief Quartermajier. The Panama Canal. Balboa
Heights, C. Z.. until 10 a. m. August 2). 1916, and
the i "peln-e. for the pur has' of three buildings pre-
viozusly u-ed as strcmship oriu:-, situat;l-.i ear the
isothern terminui of the eleffric tramway line to dock
No. 4. known as the old steel dork. Ballboa. Detailed
information as to the .-Ize of these btuil.Jings may be
obtained ur-on apitli-ation nt the Chiel Quartermaster's
office, or the buildings miv be examined at the loca-
tion mentioned above. Purchaser Rill be required to
obtain permi sion frcm the Panama Government
for the purcha-e of the bulltiinz- and to pay customs
duty or secure remi--icn of same. before delivery is
made. Purnhaser will al-o be required to remove build-
ings and clean up the -ite sali I.l story to the General
Storekeeper of the Supply Depariment within 15 days
from date of no:ite of acceptanLe of Lid. Bids must
he accompanied by deposit of 2i0 per cent of amount Lid.
Proposals should be marked "Bid for purchase of build-
ings Nos. 1. 2, and 3. dock No. 4, Balboa," and addressed
to Chief Quartermaster, Balboa Heights, C. Z.









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Subscription rates, domestic. $1.00 per year; foreign, $1.50; address
The Panama Canal Record, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., August 30, 1916. No.2.

Business at the New Dry Dock at Balboa.
The new 1,000-foot dry dock at Balboa has been placed in active
commercial service during the past week. The first use of the dock
was made on June 27, with the docking of the dredge Corozal, and
since that time other Canal vessels have been docked. The first pri-
vately owned vessel to make use of it was- the 81-ton auxiliary
-schooner Chiriqui, registered in Panama, which entered the dock
on Tuesday, August 22.
On August 25 the steamship Strathearn, bound from Pensacola for
Pisagua, went into the dock to have her bottom cleaned and painted,
the rudder unshipped and fitted with new pins and bushings, and
general repairs made. The Stralhearn is 370 feet in length by 52
feet beam, but as she was in ballast was drawing only 15 feet of water.
She came out on August 28.
The steamship Lautaro, which suffered damage to the hull by
; striking a rock in Cucaracha slide in Gaillard Cut, went into dock in
the afternoon of Tuesday, August 29, after most of her cargo had been
unloaded at Balboa. The Lautaro is 344 feet in length by 44 feet 6
inches beam; she drew 24 feet at the time of her accident and 18
feet when she entered the dry dock. One of the Dredging Division's
1,000-yard barges was docked with the Laularo.
The cruiser Charleston, which has been stationed at the Atlantic
entrance to the Canal, will be docked as soon as the work on the
Laularo has been finished.
The "Lautaro" Strikes Shoal in Passing Slides.
The steamship Lautaro, bound from Norfolk for Iquique with a
P cargo of 5,167 tons of coal, struck a shoal on the east side of the channel
Through the slides at Culebra and sprang a leak in the number one
bilge on the port side. The accident occurred in the afternoon of
SAugust 25. The master immediately took soundings in his bilges and
started his pumps. The vessel made Balboa without difficulty and
was placed in dry dock on August 29. Investigation of the accident
& and damage caused by it is being made by the Board of Local Inspectors
and the agent of the vessel.
Third Tug for Harbor,Towing at Cristobal.
On account of increasing traffic at the Atlantic terminus of the
Canal the tug Bohio has been transferred to the Marine Division from
the Dredging Division service. The Captain of the Port at Cristobal
has now three tugs available for harbor work, the Bohio, Engineer,
and Porto Bello, two of which are available for quick service at any
hour of the day or night.
Canal Traffic in July.
More cargo was carried through the Canal in the month of July,
16g,.than in any other month of operation except July of 1915;

;; . .


the quantity in July of 1915 was 705,469 tons, and last month it was
648,957 tons.
In June of this year the cargo passing through the Canal aggregated
517,791 tons. In lay it was 494,150 tons. In the half-month in
April during which the Canal was open, the cargo amounted to
368,753 tons. June showed a gain of 4.78 per cent over May. July
showed a gain of 25.3 per cent over June.
In the months prior to the closing of the Canal last September the
average transit of cargo was 500,048 tons. In the six months directly
preceding the closing the cargo passing through averaged 603,432
tons. The quantity last month was 7.54 per cent above the average
for the six months prior to the closing of the Canal.
The number of ships passing through the Canal in seagoing or
commercial service was 149. In April the number was 80; in May,
129; in June, 124. The number for July, 149, has been exceeded
only twice, in July and August of 1915, when the numbers were 170
and 161, respectively.
In respect of nationality, the British ships, were more than one-
half the total in July. They were nearly three times the number of
American ships and nearly seven times the number of Japanese,
the next highest in number, respectively. The numbers of ships of
the several nations, with their aggregate net tonnages and the aggre-
gate of cargo carried by them, is presented herewith:
Ailanui to ParfitC i Pda.iFi to Atlanilr Tnoal.
I ----_ --_
Nationality. C'ana' l Ilet Toorniae INo. of Caniil nei Tonnaie No. of Canal npt Tonnage
'.llj-1 nI IIui a oP of caro ship I torn age of I argo t ,iip I -.nnage of cargo
Briti-h . 1 137.720 17:.00 3s 124.475 l0..5. 75 262,195 369,666
United States )1 1.646t 11.151 17 4' 304 7j...4 2 6.9.0.O 97.535
fapane-e . . 34.445 4 1.s70 3 I 10.12 I ,'.) 11 44.573 62.370
Peru\ian .. b 12. 14 .l' 3 t7,3 (I oL) 4 20.21.1 16,700
Nori lin .,. 5 23.4.11 10.500 4 14.742 21.044 9 3 .'202 39,544
Chilen 4 9.'1. 7.12 i 3 .U.U;y9 3.'s 7 17.602 11,353
Dant-h . 1.31 I 22.1 ;'J 3 1.310 22,179
Bwrei-h .. 4.0OS 5..31 2 9.15b 14..22 3 13.245 2U.173
Fren.h .1 .4.3 J 5 .. 4.34.1 365
Dutrh .... . 2 5.1.10S ,74 2 5.001 8,742
Pan.io m .. I 1.,5 . .I 136
S.... .. 236 I Iy I 1 236 169
Total .2U.,21 I 21.',.04 4 7i 22s.4.37 :i2.si 1 14 4.S,U58 648,957

The ships making the transit of the Canal in ballast during July
consisted of 12 going Irom the Atlantic to the Pacific, with an aggre-
gate ret tonnage of 38,583 tons, according to Panama Canal measure-
ment; and two from the Pacific to the Atlantic, with an aggregate net
tonnage of 486. 1 he total for south and north traffic was 14 ships,
39,069 tons.
United States Government ships included the dredge San Pablo,
bound from Baltimore for San Francisco, and the tug Albert G. Force,
from Cristobal for Balboa; and the collier Nereus, from Honolulu
for Norfolk.
The tolls earned in July amounted to $460,122.95. Of this amount,
$244,428.50 was for ships passing from the Atlantic to the Pacific and
$215,694.45 for ships from the Pacific to the Atlantic. One ship in
the United States coastwise trade paid tolls amounting to $4,462.50;
a Navy collier, going from Honolulu to Norfolk, paid no tolls.
An analysis of the cargo carried through the Canal during the
month, based on the itemized declarations submitted by the masters
of vessels, is published on the following pages:


Commodities Shipped through the Panama Canal in July, 1916.
(Quantites are fzpresad n tons of 2.2' O poun s).


Antimon ........
Antimony ore .
Argol and grape lees ..
Asphalt .....
Automobiles ......
Bal-am .. ..
Beans ...... .... ...

Beer.. .. .

Butter ..........
Cacao ..........

r'mnflnKt- nil .......
Canned aoods:

FP uit .... .....
Meat ... ....

Ve' tables ......
Carhide ..
C- rn s ....... .
Cement ... ....

Cereal .... ....

Clover seed ........
C oal...... .........

Coeonuta ..........

Coke...... ..... .
Cold storage.........


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Copper matte.............
SCopper ore.......... ......

Copra ............... 41
Cotton............... 200

Cotton Reed.......... ......
Crucibles .......... .. 107
Cutch................ .
SExplosives ........... 1,250
Fescueseed........... ....
SFescue, chewing.......
Flour................. 60

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Fe na-ki.

Yokohama to New York.
Anrofal':izta to Liverpool.
\alpara: o to New York.
Literrpnol to north Patifi' ports.
Norf.,lk to Piunla Arenas.
A.-a,'jta to CritobLal.
Literpool to north Pl.-ific ports
Liverpool to nnrth Pa ifii. ports- New York to Vladivostok and
Nr; w Zealand arnd A.ultralil
C('.'.-ha uto an Fran..isco an Shanhbai. 22: Copeinhagen to
i.,be arid Shar.r'a. a
Liv..-no~ l to north Pa iti,' ports. 2: New Ynrk to New Zealand
r, Au-tralia. '1:; rito\rnla -ta3 asnd Molleudo to Liverpool,
.597; Antofa::-ta to Haire'. I'7.
'",,-enhaven in Kot-. arid 'n adn: h.i.
Tumi 'o to C'olon. I M .11-rn io to Colon. 2.013: Guavnqiil to
('nln. 112: GTi:s 'aij il to Loni on. 2.'1,I: (;G ava,' jil o ('Cri.
rtoMl ,1). f ',ivaill to Malimo. 10.1, Ecuadr.ran ports to
Critqohal. 1,024.
Kobe to New Iurni.

241 C' 'hristi'an to San Fran. i'., anl SharIneiai. If;: New York to
New Zealannd nd An.iiralJi. 2. C2. ti'ri.,ri-i to in Francisi n.
27: \okohama tn New Ynrl.. I 'i;: YL:olihamA. to Boston. 50
5n New York to New Z.alunrd and luqrjia.
11 New Zealand ports to Loidon, 6; Li.ironorl- to north Pacific
ports. 5
7 iverr.ri-l and Ghli'row to north Pa.ific port.
60f New Yoirk to Iq'iiqute.
4 Lr.ta to 'risiobil
1.316 United Kindrdom to Chilean rpnri, V'); Chrilirai.i to Yoko.
hamra. i.. New York to Bucr,.,. it .tra ll0: Nw YorL to
I Pranmit. 1".3;r New York to Iquilque. 75: Ntw Zealin. d to
London. 21.
1.1 4' Li.i'rpool tIn no-th Pa.-ie purrs. 1: snuDh Pacific ports to
Liveripi-iol. 1.006: Penany to \"ew York 11.10
44'1 Liverp.iol, to inrth Pa tIi, porti .11: N.w-i York to \ ldiivnstok,
12. New Ytnrk t K,.,b:. 5iJ. Chrtin ntria to oiLohanma. 2i;
I Gothe',h.ir ro Shallhai 5;: Nr-w York tu Biileravenii ra
aand Chile. 25' New Yotk to \atlit I,'tok. 10: New York
Ito 'ew /eilind arti l\ustralia. 2'ij, Pm'intell to New York. 4
5 New Zealand t-i Lo:diJ.,
5,477 Norfolk tol Antil.:: .-la. 7.i:%;: Baltim .re to Guvaqinl 6..q04;
UririteJp Kinadnm to .'bil,-., ports. 4l.1); Norlolk to IqjuliJe,
:3;. Norfr.lk io Antolaza-ta V'si.: Norfolk to Pinta
Arena 1..25: Norfolk to Iq i l 7.11''i; Birry to Callao,
4.310: Newpocrt News to \alp:traiiu, ,41); Baltimore
to i 'riinto. 5 01; Baltimore to Iquique. u.010.
2'-2 New York to Vli livostok.
4.3356 New York to Viladivostok, 47: Buenaventura to Colon, III;
Lota to Cristobal. 2; south Pa ifi.' pot4 to Liverpool, 4;
Central Ameri -an pio r to Srandiriavian ports. 3.1110; Buena-
veniura to Colon. .3); Salin. Cr : to Colon. 14''; Cham-
r-rico and San Jo'e de Guatemala to Colon, 910; Ecuado-
rian ports to Cristbnal. 4
10.032 Norfolk to Punta Arenas, 96, Glaisow to Santa Rosalia. 9.936
5.'64 New Zealand to london.
2,754 Lots to Cristohal. 140: Callao and Salaverry to New York,
A20, Antofagaista to New York. 10J; suuth Pacific ports
to Liverpool, 20J.>; Yokoham. to New York 100; Lota to
Liverpool, 150; Kolie to New York. 21; Araitila to Cris-
tobal. 1; Lota and Callao to New York, 412; Yokohama
to New York. I Si)
602 Coqiuimbo to New Yurk.
3.208 Lota to Cristobal, 140; Piiagua to Philadelphia 5; Mejillones
to Swansea, 1.9s5; south Pa:lfi ports to Liverpool, 2JJ;
Valparaiso to New York. 3.5: Chilean ports to Cri.,tobal.
900: Callao and Arica to Li'erpool and New York, 10.
41 New York to Iquique.
1.566 New York to Vladivostok, 2011; Pairs to Liverpool, 85u,
Arisa to Liverpool. 53: Callao to Liverpool, 22.; Arica.
Callao. and Paita to Lierpool, New York, and Genoa.
43S; Kobe to Boston. 25.
68 Paita to Liverpool.
107 Copenhagen to Kobe.
250 Singapore to New York.
1.250 New York to Vladivostok.
16 New Zealand to London.
8 New Zealand to London.
402 New York to Chile. 6): Peni"q and Singapore to New York
200: Kobe t) New York, 142.
1,500 San Franieico to Saejen ani Norway.




General cargo........

Gums and copal......
Hair......... .. .....
Hats............. .

Hemp.......... ..
erring oil......... .
Honey .... ........

Horns and hoofs .....
Iodine........... ..

Iron ore...........
Ivory nuts...........
Kauri gum ........
Lard ............
Liquor ............

Live stock.........

Manganee ...... .
Manufactured goods-
Ironand steel ...










I la ilic

Machinery ....... 18,184 .......







2.41 1







350 Singapore to New York.
290 New York to Iquique. 100; New York to New Zealand and
Australii. 50. Port Arthur to .iAtralia. 149.
130.433 Cri;tobal to Giavaquil. 8S5; New York to Shanghai. 10.500f
New York to Vladivostr.k. 6.579: Cristobal to Valparaiso
1,76S Criitohal to Ecuadorian ports. 312; Cristobal
to, Callan. 2.4j0: Cristobal to Callao 2.044: Cristobal to
Buenaventura. 39S: New York to Australia, 6,655; NeW
York to Vladivostok. 10.500; United Kinedom to Chileal
and Peruvian ports. 2.47.: Cri'tobal to Valparaiso. 1.848,
New York to Vladivortok. Yokohama. Kobe. and Shanghai
100; Crittobal to Callao. 1.177: Christiania to San Fran
ci--o, 2: Cnpenhagen to Kobe. 94; Copenhagen to Shang-
1.,i. 50: Gothenblur to San Franrisco. 146; New York
to Hrnepon,. 2.76S; Cristohal to Valparaieo. 2.144; Crias
tobal to Callan. 1.250; Cristobal to Guayaquil, 941: Norfolk
to Ari'a. b,026; Copenhagen to Valparaiso. 5,351; Mew
York to Iq'iinue. 1.114; New York to Vladivostok, Kobe,
and orkohama. 645; Crietobal to Buenaventura, 1,040;
Cristobal to I allao, 1.657; New York to New Zealand and
Australia. 10.954: Norfolk to Auckland. 9.000: Port Arthur.
Tex., to Australia. 15. England to New Zealand, 7.351
New York to San Francisco. 1.307: Cristobal to Guaya.
quil. 930; New York to Moreton, Australia, 12,000; New
York to Vladivo.-Ic.k, 7,600.
Tumaco and Buenaventura to Colon. I; Lots to Cristobal
1: Buenaventura to Crmitohal I; west coast ports to Crib
bal. 611; Paita to Liverpool. 36: south Atlantic ports to
Liverpool. 30; New Zealand to London, 60; New Zealand
to London. 46: San Francisco to Scaniniavian ports, 84:
Kobe. Shanghai. and Honkong to New York, 400: soutl
American ports to Liverpool, 2 parcels: Kobe to New York
2.711: Salina Cruz to Cri-tobal. 3; Tumaco to Cristobal
22. : Chilean and Peruvian ports to Colon, 24; Valparaise
to New York. 2.
40 Valparaiso to New York.
210 Kobe to New York.
1Il' Sinapore to New York, 100: New Zealand to London, 13
24 S'outh Pa'ifie ports to Liverpool.
9 Tumaeo to Colon. 2; Lota to Crislobal. 1; Guayaquil to Coloa
4; Eruadorian ports to Cristobal. 2.
2,416i New Zealand to London. 1,166, Cebu to Boston. 1.250.
50 Kobe to New York.
f18 South Pacific ports to Liverpool, 72; New Zealand to London
8: San Francisco to Scandinavian ports. 100; Valparais
to Liverpool. 17; Valparaiso to Genoa, 1.
25 New Zealand to London.
49 Lota to CrL-ta.bal, 10; Antofagasta to New York. 2; j Ecuado
rlan pirts to Colon, 36.
320 United Kinredm to Chile, 200; Copenhagen to Shanghai
100; Norfolk to Purta Arenas, 20.
4.100 Chilean ports to Philadelphia.
1.741 Tumaro to Colon. 2; Guaacaquil to Criotobal. 525;'!Tumans
to Cristobal. 352: Ecuadorian ports to Colon, 865.
1.'0 Singapore to New York.
170 nirted Kingdom to Peru.
33 New Zealand to London.
45 Cristobal to Eiuadorian ports.
657 Liverprool and Glasgow to north Pacific ports, 500; United
Kitlgdom to Chilean and Peruvian ports, 75; Copenhagen
to Yokohama and San Franmico, 7; New York to New
Zealand and Australia, 75.
Two rams frirm tLe I'zited Kingdom to Valparaiso.
9,670 Iquitos to Callao, 72; New York to Iquique. 76; Kalama
Wach., to Queenstown. 7.200; No~,. Cal to Newport. Eng.,
4,200; San Francisco to Scanrinsvian port, 22; Kalama
to ports of the United Kingdom, 5,100.
459 Yokohama to New York.

25,394 Glasgow and liverpool to north Pacific ports. 200; United
Kinedrm to Chilean aid Perumian ports. 540; New York
Sto Yokohama, Kobe, and Hongkong. 3,800; Gothenburg
to San Fram irco, 62; New York to Chile, 3,568; Norfolk
to Punta Arenas, 51; New York to Iquique, 2.020; New
Sork to \laivostok, Kobe. and Yokohama, 6,537; New
York to \laoiso~tok. Kobe. and Yokohama, 5.000; Goth-
enburg to San Franmi-co. 116.
18,184 Lierr~pcl to north Padhib ports. 10; United Kingdom to
C'lilean ports. 520: New York to Buenaventura. 1,183,
New York to Iquique. 710; New York to Vladivostok and
Kobe. 207; New Nork to Vlacivostok. 2,300; Ntw York
to Nr.w Zealand ports and Ao-ralia. 10.954; New York
to New Zealand and Australia, 2,300.




Railroad materials

Textiles....... .
Naphtha ..............
Nitrate .............

Oats .................
SOil, crude.............

SOil, lubriating........

SOil, vegetable.........


Peruvian bark.........
= Petroleum ............

Pontoons ............
SQuillay bark ........
F bbit skimn.........
r Rape seed...........
Rubber..... ....








1. f36



Scrap metal.................
S nhells............... ........
SSilver o ............. .......
silver. ............ ..

kin adhidee.......

to Total.

1........| 3,591










2 110







1 1




New York to Buenaventura. 778; Liverpool to north Pacific
ports. 2,673: New York to Vladivostok. Kobe, and Yoko-
hamn, 140.
New York to TAinttas., 303: New York to Vladivostok, 500:
New York to New Zealand and Australia, 550.
New York to Buenaenoatra. 310; New York to Iquique, 168.
New York to Chile.
Criktobal to Ecuadorian ports.
Talara to New York.
Christiania to San Prancisco, 31: Callao to Rotterdam. 8.129;
Iquique to Europe. 4.703; lr-iqje to United Kinedom,
8.161: lqiiq e to Ham-ton Rnis. 6.500: MNlillones to
Norfolk. 6.800; Pisagua to Philadelphia, 367- 4 tofaeasta
to American ports. 8.592: To-orilla to Philad lh s. 7.100;
Iqaique to New York, 4.510: Taltal to Norfolk 5,200- Toco-
pilla to Glasgow and Liverpool. 2.096: Meiillones to United
Kingdom. 5.300: Calita Buena to Baltimore. 4: Mejil-
lones to United Kingdom. 6.143: Iquiqje to New Orleans,
10.800; Iquique to United Kingdom, 6.840; Junin to United
States. 6.660: Ta!tal to Norfolk, 8.150; Calita Buena to
Norfolk. 6.205: Iquique to St Nazaire. 7.105; Iquique
to Charleson, 4.098: Antofaeasia to Norfolk, 8.750; hMjil-
lones to Liverponl. 1,501; Iqiiqie to Norfolk, 9.000: Anto-
fa.ita to Norfolk. 7,150: Mei'lones to Pensacols, 6.713;
Torooilla to Norfolk, 8.100; Mejillones to Sewell's Point,
6.875; Iluiique to New York, 154: lMeillones to New York,
7.107; Tallal to Newport News. 6.00; Antofagasta to
New Orleans, 3.S60; Taltal to Norfolk, 8,900; MAejillonee
to Pauillac, 6.400.
Penc and Talcabuano to Li,,erpool.
Criutobal to Ecuadorian ports. 46: San Francisco and Bal-
boa to Aalbur_. 1.066; San Francisco to Cristobal, 3,715.
New York to Iquique. 393; New York to Hongkong. 3,732;
New York to Kohe and Yokohama. 1.327: New York to
Adelaide. 3.200; Port Arthur. Tei.. to Australia, 50.
Liverpool and Glalzow to north Pacific ports. 21; New York to
Yokohama, Kobe, and Shanghai, 900; New York to Iqui-
'ue. 215.
Lota to Cristobal. 108; south Pacific ports to Liverpool. 1,418:
Talrahuano to New York and Liverpool, 30.
Christiania to San Francisco. 33; Christiania to Kobe, 658;
Christiania to Yokohama. 837; Christiania to Shanghai,
1,099; Gothenburg to Yokohama. 694; Gothenburg to Kobe,
788: Gothenburg to Shanhhai. 196: New York to Iquique,
92: Gothenburr to Yokohama, Kobe, and Shanghai, 3,727;
Christiania to Yokohama. Kobe. and Shanghai, 2.522.
Talcahuano to Liverpool. 17; New Zealand ports to London,20.
Penang and Singapore to New York.
Mollendo to New York and Barcelona.
New York to China. 3,350; Philadelphia to Chimanpo, 11.151;
New York to Buenaventura. 330: New York to Hankow,
8 701; New York to Iquique. 115: New York to New Zea-
land and Australia, 150; Port Arthur, Tea., to Australia,
Honolulu to Norfolk.
Kobe and Yokohama to New York. 95.
Iquique and Tocopilla to Hampton Roads.
South Pacific ports to Liverpool. 53.
New Zealand to London.
Yokohama to New York.
Sin.apore to New York.
Yokohama to New York. 50: San Francisco to Havana. 2.000.
New York to New Zealand and Auqtralia; Buenaventura and
Tumaro to Colon, 2; Mollendo to New York, 10: New
Zealand to London. I: Singapore and Penane to New York,
1.909: Tumaco to Colon. 2: Ecuadorian ports to Colon, 2.
New Zealand ports to London, 15.
Lots to Cristobal. 3: Paira to Liverpool, 6: south Pacific
ports to Liverpool. 23; Valparaiso to Liverpool. 7.
New Zealand to London, 33; Singapore to Nea York, 60.
Samanr.o to Liverpool.
Central American ports to Cri4tobal. I; Salaverry to New
York 15: Antofaea'ta to New York, 20; south Pacific
ports to Liverpool, 14: Callao to London, 3.
Buenaventura to Colon. 11; Lota to Colon, 10; Salaverry to
New York. 3, Antnfaca.;ta to New York. 30: Paita to
Liverpool. 4; south Pari'ie ports to Liverpool. 26; Guayaquil
to Colon, 70. New Zealand to London. 2; Shanghai to New
York. 101): Tumaro and Buenaventura to Colon, 37; Salna
Cruz to Colon, 21; Kobe to New York. l1; Ecuadorian
ports to Cri.tobal.'j; ELuadortan ports to Colon. 120;
Paita. Iquique. Cillao, an I '.loaraiso to Liverpool and
Have, 106; Coquimbo and Iquique to New York, 17.





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Civil Service Examinations.
The following civil service examination will be held on the dates indicated. In-
formation concerning the same has been posted at Canal clubhouses and post
offices, as per the numbers of announcements indicated:
Aeronautical mechanical draftsman male.; $1,200 to $1,800 a year; examina-
tion September 26, 1916; N,. 1126.
Cook, baker (male and female; $420 to $540 a year; examination September
19, 1916; No. 108S.
Mechanical draftsman, Ordnance Department at Large (male); $1,320 a year:
examination September 19, 191r,; No. 1106.
Junior structural engineer tinale); Grade I, $1,200 to $1,680 a year; Grade II.
$720 to $1,0.0 a year; examination about October 8, 1916; No. 1128.
Junior civil engineer, Grade I (male); $1,200 to $1,680 a year; examination about
October 8, 1916; No. 1129.
Junior civil engineer, Grade II (male); $720 to $1,OSO a year; examination about
October 8, 1916; No. 1130.
Junior mechanical engineer (male); Grade I, $1,200 to $1,680 a year; Grade II,
$720 to $1,010 a year; examination about October S. 1916: No.. 131.
Senior highway bridge engineer (male); $2,400 to $3,300 a year; examination
October 3, 1916; No. 1138.
Highway bridge engineer (male); $1,800 to $2,100 a year; examinationOctober
4, 1916; No. 1139.
Blueprinter (male); $720 to $900 a year; examination about October 8, 1916;
No. 1141.

New Time Table for Palama Railroad.
A new time table, No. 24, of passenger trains on the Panama Railroad, effective
September 1, 1916, is published herewith. The main line schedule remains the

Init.td Kind-'dim to Chile.
New Ynrk tn [Iqique.
Tumalo to (.olrn.
Nei- Yo-rk to Jaran.
('orenhaen In n San Fr:iri i-.o 1 200: Copenhagen to Kobt
I11': C(-'ptnha -ren to) S- r Franie-ro, 710
MN ini larlto t o I) f'ri-iobtl.
Burenavenl-ra toi ('r.nlon 55: Salaverry to New York, 1,791;
New ZI,-land in L.nlom.in 34: II. ilo to Delaware Break-
water. 6 f6il: 1cilo in New Yurk, 4.A00; Salaverry to New
Yorl. 10U: II.ilo to New York. 4.000.
N,.w York to Iqjinoue.
Nr-n Zre-lind to Lonidon. 3'I.: New Zealand to London, 60.
L'iitd Kin...lrm tr. Chileati and Peruvian ports, 401; Kobe
ic New York. 2.
Li' erpool and (.;laow to north Parifi- ports, 3; Norfolk to
Prita Arerna- 3. New York to Vlidivosiuk, 1,328: New
Yorkl: to' Vliv ii tok. 1. 2i; N:ew York to New Zealand
and Aijralia. 1.Inf: Li-ta to Cri.rnl,al 148: Guayaquil
to Hnllnrid. .: New- Zp-al.nd to Londou,. S3; Kobe to New
York. 76; Callao and Paita to Liverpool. 3.
Sritapore ndl f'Rnarne to New York. 1.100; Arica to Bavr
7: Anlnlat'aa-t to Ha\rtc. 15.
Llta Ir, ('n trolh.l. 70: Ant,'fiszata to Liverpool. 69; Arica
i-. N'-.r York. 663: Antiofaca-ta to Liverpool. i6.
Ni.t Yurl: tI Y:.'.oham,. 4: New York to New Zealand and
Aitral l,. .-1.. Kobe tUt New York, 52
.olota ut Cr:tr.thal
N w YorL to Iqr'uinou. 4513) Pena-o to Liverpool, 15; Val.
jrrjir n to (;rnra
Knit.- tu New York, 5: Valparai-o to New York, 1: PRa
Fran' i.ro to SrnrdlarVianj port,. 50
Ni.w York to \lVdivos.tok.
Knbi to Ne' Y'rk.
Let.. to -'ri.toral
Lora to Cri-.thl. 12: Callao and Mollendo to New York, 67;
South Paritit ports to Liverpool. 305; New Zealand to
Lindon. 512: Peruiian ports to Colon, 20: Arica, Callao.
iand Paila to BarL Ilrina. Genoia, Liverpool, and New York.
sI New Zeal.ind pr.rts to London, 4,':23
Norfulk to Punta Arenas.

-I. %1- I


same, including the operation of a through freight train with passenger coach attached,
leaving Cristobal at 11.03 p. m.. daily except Saturday. Important changes have
been made on the Las Cascadas branch, the most important being that of having
train 39. which formerly transferred passengers at Pedro Nliguel to the evening train
for Panama (No. 7), leave Las Cascadas 40 minutes later (at 6.45 p. m.) and run
through to Panama. This change was made at the request of the Army forces on
the west side of the Canal. The new schedule follows:



only Miles
9 7 5 3

P. M. P. M. A M. A.M.
11.35 5 10 II 05 7 15 0
11 40 5.15 11 10 7.20 1 57
11 50 5.25 11.20 7.30 6.79
A. M.
12 06 5.40 11 25 7 45 14 48
12.17 5.51 11 46 7.56 20.92
12.24 5.58 11.33 8 03 25 27
P. M.
12.35 6 09 12 04 8 14 30 26
12.46 6.20 1215 8 30 35.19
12.58 6 34 12 29 8 44 i 40 24
1 04 6.40 12 35 8.50 42L 35
1.09 6.44 12 39 8.54 44 24
1.15 6.50 12.45 9 00 46 25
1.20 6 53 12 50 9.05 47.61
A.M. P. P. M. A.M.

9 7 6 3


Leave Arrive
...... Colon
... Mount Hope.
..... Garun .......
4 ,w
... Monte Lirio ...
..... Frijoles ....
... Darien .....

..... Gamboa ....
.... New Culebra...

... Pedro Miguel ...
.. Miraflore Lock-..
.... Corozal .
... Balboa Heights..
.Panama .....
Arrive Leave



A. hM.
8 50
8 25
8 14
8 07
7 21
A. M.




P. NM.
12 45
12 40
12 15
12 04
P. M.
II 57

II 05
A. M.


P. M.
6 50
6 20
9 09
5 50
5 21
5 16
5 10
5 05
P. M.


Sunday only

10 11I

I 15
I 10
1 00
12 45
A. M.
II 41
11 35
11 30
P. M.


Stur- Sun-
Bunday only DAILY DAILY d~.J day
onlr only

un- Sun-
DAILY Mixed Mixed DAILY day
Daily Daly only
-- -- ---- STATIONS -- o

1 43 41 39 37 35 33 31 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 61

AM M. P.M. P. M.iP.M M. A.M. AM. Leave ArriveA. M. A.M. IP. M.P . .P. .M. P. M. A. M.
1.3511.35 9 20 6.45 4.45 1.4510.30 7.00Las Caacadas 6 35 9.4- 30 3 51 5 55 9.10 11.30 1.30
1.4011.40 9 25 6 50; 4 50 1.5010 35. 7 05.. Empire .. 6 28 9 35 1.25 3 4.5 5.50 9.05 11.25 1.24
1.4511.45 9.30 6.55 4.55 1.5510.40, 7.10.. Culebra.. 5.55 9.25 1 2 3 40 5 45 9.00 11.20 1.19
A. M. I i
2.0012 00 9.45 7.10 5.10 2.1011.00 7 25.. Paraiso .. 5.22 9.00 1 08 3 28 532 8.45 11 05 1.04
2.0212 03 9.47 7.12 5 12 2 1211.051 7.2S .P. Miguel. 5 19 8 53 1.06 3-2 5.30 8.43 11.03 1.02
2.0812 09 9.53, 7.18 ... 2.1811.12 7 34Miraflores L. 5 07 8.47 1 01 3.21 ... 836 10.5 12.50
2.1312.14 9.59 7.23 ..... 2 211.20 7 3 .. Corozal ..i 5 02 8 42 12 57 3.17..... 8.31 10.51 12.51
2.2012.20 10.05 7 30 ... 2 3011 35 7.45. B Heighta. 4.55 8.3.5 12.50 3.10..... 82. 10 45 12.45
2.2512.25 10.10 7.35 2.3511.30, 7 50.. Panama 4.50 8.30 12.45 3.05..... 8.21 10.40 12.44
A.M A.M. P.M. P.M. P..M. P.M. AM. A.M. Arr. Lv. A.M.A M. P.M. P.M.P. M P. A P.M. A.M.

l 41 41 9 37 5 3 1' 30 32 34 3 38 40 42 6U
Trains stop _____
at all
M1nx- Mied stations. Miied Sun-
day DAILY Daily Daily DAIL d
Sonly. o


P. M

P. M.
10 40
10 29
10 22
10 11
9 25



Notice to Mariners.-Beacon at Gamboa Extinguished.
Beacon No. 30, on the west side of Gamboa Reach, has been put
out of commission by lightning, and a lighted buoy having the same
characteristics will replace it until a new beacon is erected.
(The above has be.d publLdaed aq circular No. 613-27, dated August 25, 1916.)

New Coaling Plant in Use,
The first commercial use of the new coaling plant at the Atlantic
terminus of the Canal was made in the morning of Wednesday, August
30, when the steamship Otaki was taken alongside the reloader wharf
to receive 550 tons of coal.

Deceased Employees.
The following estates of deceased or insane employees of The Panama Canal or The Panama Railroad Company
are now in process of settlement, and any claims against, these estates, or any information which might lead to the
location of heirs, or to the recovery of property, bank deposits. postal savings or postal monev order deposits, or any
other moneys due them. should be presented at the office of the Administrator of Estates at once in order that the
estate may be stetled as soon as possible. All claims should be itemized, sworn to before a notary public, or other
public officer having a seal, and submitted in duplicate. These names will be published but once.

Name. Check Native of Isthmian Employed by Date of
No. residence. death.
Vernon Sulliran. ... 95831 Jamaica........ Panama... .. Panama Railroad..... August 15, 191.
Alger Francis ...... 20101 St. Lucia....... Panama ...... Executive Office .... August 17, 1916.
Joseph O'Deen .. 104412 S.S Kitts ..... Gatun .. Engineer of Docks.. Augi-o 20. 1916.
Insane Employees.

Name. Check Native of Isthmian Employed by Date of
No residence. commitment.
Clifford Taylor... .. ... Barbados ...... Colon.. ...... Panama Railroad... July 28. 1916.
Bmuel Syms alias 80720 Fortune Island La Boca........ Panama Railroad..... July 28, 1916.
Samuel Simms. I

Official Circulars.

Estimates for Salaries and Wages.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z.. August IS, 1916.
Under the provisions of Section 4 of the Sundry
Civil Act approved July 1. 1916. the Secretary of the
Treasury has issued instructions in regard to the
submission of estimates. Thcse in'trurtions will modify
materially the instructions contained in circular letter
of August 3. 1916, in regard to the submission of esti-
mates for saljrir, and wa'-rs
As soon as the Trea-urv Deparrment's circular con-
mining tlese io.;tructi,.nre is rer.i\ed on the Isthmus,
the heads of dr-partmenrts and dliii-ions will be nroti-
5ed. Until further initrui tluns are issued, detailed es-
tinates for "alanes and wages should not be finally

Rates fur Floating Equipment.
BALBQA HEIGHTS. C Z., August 9, 1916.
CmcRCLAa No, 686-5:
The following rates are esta lished effective Auaust 15,
1916, for services rendered to indi i.l'als and companies,
and others, for crane boats, tij s. clapLis, Liaun.bes,
arges, and other floating equipment
I. Floatiraryirais ta Rlati s to individuals and
companies, and others, for dleating cranes will be fur-
aished upon apclicalion to the Heditlen: Engineer,
Dredging Division.
8. Crane Boat :-
(a) For services of crane boat La Val-
le, first hour................ ..... 20.00

Each succeeding half hour or fraction
thereof ....................
(b) For services of derrick barge, first
hour... .......... ...
Each succeeding half hour or fraction
thereof. ....................
3. Tugs: la) For serv.cee of all tugs. ex-
cepting during maintenance work in Gail-
lard Cut. and until normal conditions ob-
ta n. unless the siTe of a vessel o- condition
of her operating machinery or steering qual-
ities be such that a tul would be required
to insure safety in navigating Gaillard Cut
provided the Canal were completed to its
de-ienated size, and excepting as specified
in sections b. d. and e hereof, first hour...
For each succeeding quarter hour or frao-
lion thereof ..
6b) For 'owaLe through the Canal from
or to either entrance to the c'anal, anchor-
seein harbor, or dck, whether loaded or
in Lallast, per iet \e-.sel ton, Panama Canal
measurement .... ...
Per displacement too, Panama Canal
Minimum charge for ear-h ves.sl towed .
c) The Canal authorities reserve the
right to tow ve.elq having a tornnage of
1,500 net tons or less Pa ama Canal meas-
urement, although lhe Canal at the rales
specified in par"-irapth at the convenience
of the ('ana a'o the rihit to take more
than one vessel at one time.
id) For tugs De LEsSQps or Sanidad, first
hour. ........ .............
For each succeeding quarter hour or frao-
tion thereof .......... ..
(e) For ti-a Balhoa, Birdena, Coco Solo,
or No. 26. first hour
For each succeeding half hour or fraction
thereof ............... ..............



i. Claped: Rates for clanets, same as for
ugs De Leasps and Sanidad.
6. Lauvnche: (a) For Class A launches,
AspiatlU, Margarita. Patrol, Pioneer,
Bearr. or Taboga. first hour... ...... 5.00
For each succeeding half hour or fraction
thereof ......... ......... ......... 2.50
(b) For Class B launches, Atlantic,
Barbacom I1 La Zora, Lirio, Mary B,
Mary 8, Pacific. Pilot, Pratique, Pris-
cila, Psyche, Ruth, Santa Rita. or
Vedes e, first hour ..... ........... 3.00
For each succeeding half hour or frac-
tion thereof.... .............. 1.50
(e) For Class C launches, Aranal. Asi-
mth II. Bonito, Chilibre, Flamenco,
UId., Margaret. Snail, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10,
II, and 12, first hour ............... 2.00
For each succeeding half hour or frac-
tion thereof......................... 1.00
Charges to Panama Canal or Panama
Railroad employees will be 70 per cent of
the above rates.
6. Borer: (a) For Class A Farces having
a capacityofover2,799 cubicfeet. first day 30.00
For each succeeding half day or fraction
thereof........... ................ 10.00
(6) For Class B barges having a capaw-
Ity ofover 1,799 cubic feet and less than
2,800 cubic feet, first day. .......... 20 00
For each succeeding half day or frac-
tion thereof.. ... ... 5 00
(c) For Clase C barges having a capa*-
Ityoflessthan 1,800 cubic feet. first day 10.00
For each succeeding half day or frac-
tion thereof ..... ......... 2.50
(d) Each day of service to.b3 computed
-o 24-hour basis.
(e) For flat barges, the same rate will
apply as for open barges of the same di-
7. Panoas or Whalebats. a) For service
of pangas or whaleboats (without motor),
first honr ......... ...... 1.00
For each succeeding half hour or fraction
thereof..... .. . ... ..... ..... .50
(b) For service of paneas and whale-
boats with motor, first hour........... 1.50
For each succeeding half hour or frae-
don thereof ...... ... 75
For services during an extended period,
in remote localities, or under special con-
S editions, special rates may he made. with
the approval of the Governor.
8. Rates for use of floating equipment not listed
above will be furnished by the official in charge, upon
approval of the Governor.
Acting Governor.

Asulatant Engineer, Small Ladder Dredge.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 15, 1916.
CIncuLAR No. 669-2:
The maximum pay for assistant engineer, small
ladder dredge, is fixed at $175 per month, effective July
1, 1916.
Acting Governor.

Accountable Official.
BALBOA HEIGiHS, C. Z., July 20, 1916.
C CnCULAR No 134:
Effective this date, Mr. A. F. Morris is designated
an accountaUe official of The Panama Canal, and as
.. uch will account for all nonexpendable property in
mo by the Fortification Division.
Approved: Acting Auditor, The Panama Canal.
cc.ip Go-ernor.

Accountable Official.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 16, 191&
Effective this date. Mr. L. .. Stapleton is designated
an accountable official of The Panama Canal and as such
will account for all stock carried at Paraiso store.
Mr. E. M. Reinhold will cease to be an accountable
official upon effecting a transfer of his accountability to
Mr. Stapleton.
Approved: Auditor, The Panama Canal,
Acting Governor.

Accountable Official.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z., August 25, 1910.
Effeeti:e August 16, 1916, Mr. W. R. Holloway it
deidnated an accountable official of The Panama
Canal, vice Mr. R. H. Whirehead. resigned, and as such
will account for all nonexpendable property in nse
at Pacific Locks.

Approved: A

ludil.r, The Panama Canal

Prices on Scrap Material.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 17, 1916
To all concernfd-Effective September 1, 1916, the
following prices will govern on all scrap metals and scrap
iron and steel turned in to think department by depart,
ments and divisions of The Panama Canal:
Copper wire screening.. .........pound.. $0 12
Brass. .......................... pound.. .15
Car wheels............ .......net ton.. 6 00
Cast iron ..... ................net ton.. 7.50
Copper ......................... pound.. .15
Hose ......... ..... ......... pound.. .01
Lead................ .......pound.. .04
Leather .. .. ................. pound.. 025
Mixed steel and wrought scrap... net ton.. 4 00
Scrap rail ........................net ton.. 5.00
Rope ....................... .pound.. .025
Rubber ......................... pound.. .01
Zinc ................. ........pound.. .05
Rail, relay ....................l.ong ton.. 15.50
Chief Quartermastr.
Reservations of Material at Obsolete Store.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z.. Augpst 25, 1916.
It occurs occasionally that the Supply Department
makes sales of material or equipment turned in to the
obsolete store, which material it afterwards developed
could have been used to advantage by some department
or di' i:ion.
This department is not ful'y advised as to the contem-
plated work in the various departments in which the
items could possiLly he used, and it is requested that
you have a representati ve insect the material and equip-
ment at the obsolete store, Mlont Hope. with a 11'w of
using any of it that it is poisiible to use in work under
your di i ion, and that a list of such items you desire
reserved for your department be furnished to this office
in triplicate.
CAie' Quart nnaaster.

In Charge of Steel Erection Work.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C 7 August 14. 1916.
To all ronmerned--ffective on the date of the August
sailing of the steamship Ancon. about August 24, 1916,
and during the absence on leave of Superintendent of


Steel Erection J. W. Wright, General Foreman Frank
E. Fellows will be in charge of all work now under Mr.
Wriaht's supervision.
Assistant to the Engineer of Mairnt rance.

Requests for Reduced Freight Rate and
Free Entry.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 18, If 16.
To all concerned-Considerable difficulty is being
experienced in deciphering signatures appearing on
requests for "reduced freight rate and free entry" sub-
mitted by persons entitled to this privilege.
Illegible signatures cause delay in the prompt de-
livery of shipments, are a source of annoyance and in-
accuracy in connection with the retained record. arnd
often result in the regular tariff rate instead of the re-
duced rate of transportation l.p-ir,_ applied.
Whenever possible, it is re.icti-ie.l th.,t names be
typewritten; if a pen must be used, the name should
be clearly and distinctly written.
It is also noted that numerous requests from the
military stationed on the Isthmus are made out in the
name of some particular unit of the organization I g..
"1st Company, Coast Artillery Corps"), instead of
being signed by the officer in charge of that particular
unit. As the retained copies of these requests are filed
alphabetically, the above-mentioned practice frequienlly
results in inability to locate copies when it lerhlrne
requests are received for information in connection
with the same.
Acting Executive Serr story.

Notations on Correspondence.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 28, 1916.
To all concerned-Notations on papers any nearer
than an inch and a half from the top margin are very
difficult to read after the papers have been b.utrnd in
the files. In many cases it is necessary to take the
files apart in order to read _them.
It is therefore requested that all notations on cor-
respondence be made at least an inch and a hall below
the upper margin of the paper.
Acting Executive Secrtlary.
Redemption of Empty Bottles.
CRISTOBAL, C. Z., August 16. 1916.
Memorandum to accompany bulletin No. 594:
On account of a shortage in ou stock and the extra-
ordinarily high prices demanded for bottles with special
devices blown in them, managers are authorized to re-
deem at a rate of two cents each all plain (without denre
of any kind) 10-ounce soda water bottles offered to
them. Particular care should be taken to see that only
10-ounce bottles are accepted.
This arrangement will continue in effect until further
notice, and if it is decided to make it permanent, fold-
ra now being distributed will be revised.
General Manager, Commissary DiAsion.
resting Electrical Appliances at Camp Bierd
and La Boca.
CRISTOBAL, C. Z., August 22, 1916.
To commissary managers-Supplementing memo-
randum to accompany bulletin No. 343 of August 9,
1916, giving a list of certain commissaries at which
electrical connections would be installed in the hard-
ware sections for the purpose of tesing electrical ap-
pliances at the time of sale; the following commi.-
earies are now to be added to the list of those at which
auch tests will be made:
Camp Bierd and La Boca.
Please give the above wide publicity among the
General Manager, Commissary Lhaiion

Sale of Sugar Cane.
CRISTOBAL, C. Z., August 19, 1916.
To crumir i arty mranaors--The local buyer adviaea
that the sup Iv of sucar cane now e,:eeds the demand
and Eucgests that as nearly all families in the Canal
Zone have colored servants. who are very fond of this
article, our sale, on the gold side could be increased
if brought to the attention of patrons.
Please see that thil article is properl'r advertised
and a good display made on all cold storage counters.
Clref Commissary Inspector.

Cristobal Store Telephones.
Upon the consolidation of the obsolete store, scrap
yards. andl dry dock lore at Crictoubal the telephone
numbers a-sirned are as follows. All numbers ae
on the Colon ext-hanee:
Crial.,hal Stajrhou; e (Old Dru Dock Store.)
81 R. B. Grivez, Storekeeper. S. D.
W. R. Smith, cashier: C. K. Woodsum, clerk
81 Order clerk.
103 C. K. Wood.lum. miscellaneous inquiries.
Obsolete stock.
Credits on scrap and obsolete material.
107 Oil hoise.
86 Roundhouse store.
AMLint H *pe Oil Handling Plant.
175 H. E. Grr-enwood, operator.
J. R. Pemberton, crit tender.
IIS Oil lin*, dock I1.
Ill Oil line, Cristobal coaling station.
Obsol,lte St',rnous, aIid Scrap Yard
82 A. L. Kunce. vjrd foreman.
Shipping clerk.
117-B Scrap yard foreman. P. Stoffell.

Palo Seco Leper Asylum Amusement Fund.
The foll,-wine is a financial statement of the Palo Sees
Leper Asylum amusement funid:
On hand, Januarv 1. 1916 ....... 95 80
Received, name withheld ........ 16.07

$111.87 $111.81

January 12. 1916-One iron stand
with leas, for machine.........
January 12. 1916-Sub-criptioti for
magaeines ...... ......
January 20 1916-Electric fan for
motion picture machine house..
January 20. 1916-Two li:-bt plugs
for fan ... . .... . .
January 26. 1916-One billiard and
foul table... ....... . .
January 27, 1916-Twelve glass
slides for marrhine ...... ..
January 27, 1916-line bottle white
ink ....... ............ ... .
February 15, 1916-Repair to Vic-
trLi. ................ ....
March II, 1916-Carni al celebra-
bration . ........ .
June 3, 1916-Si: bottles oil......
June 7, 1916--Repair to \ ictrola .
July 3. 1916i-Refreshments for
Fourth of July .............
July 3, 1916-Firecrackers for
Fourth of July ...............
July 3, 1916-One lens for motion
picture machine ... .. .. ...
July 29. 1916--Set of blades for fan
Car and coach fareforattendantse-
ciring reels from January I to
August I, 1916 ...............

Balance on band, August 1, 1916....
Respectfully submitted,







3 00
1 00

12 00







Joint Commission.

Certification of Disagreement.
In the matter of the claim of Elent Arguidlea or property
designated as "Masamba," rertificati..n u.f dsaqrcemert.
'ule No. 284. superseding rule No. ?21, d'tArl No. 76 ),
July. 10, I16-Under the provi-inn-i of Arti.-le XV of
the treaty between the United States of A.mri'a and the
Republic of Panama. ratified February 26, 1904, it is
"The President of the United States shall nomi-
nate two persons and the Pre:i lent of the Republic
of Panama shall nominate two persons and they shall
proceed to a deci-ion: but i n ca.e of di arreemer.t of
the Conaission (by reason of th.-r being equally
divided in conclusion' an umpire shall be appointed
by the two Governments who shall render the de-
Pursuant to the pros iinns of this article 1te Commis-
dion deires to bring to the nulice of ihe umpire duly
appointed under the treaty that the commission has been
unable to reach an agreement on the following:
The Questior of Liabtilit and 'alue.
The Joint Commission herewith certifie4 this disagree-
ment to the umpire appointed under the treaty as pro-
vided for in Article XV of saiiJ treaty.
f. ALFARO. CLEMENT L. HOUr E.L ommissanners.

Decision of the Umpire.
In thematter if the cdim of El/na r4 rltvlte, for prop-
erty called "'Masamba." decision of rh Iffpir. avard
No. 120, dockil No. 760, Julu 20. lul6-Wherever
reference is made in this deci-ion to "the treaty" it
is understood to mean the Canal Treaty between the
United States of America and the Republic of Panama,
ratified February 26. 1904.
On May 8, 1913, Elena Arguelles filed with the Joint
Commission a claim for cimpenrsaion in the tum of
19.997 United States curretrv. for the expropriation
by the United States of America of a parcel of land
containing 103 hertares four areas and three square
meters and for certain fruit trees and other cultiva-
Lions and a house of thatch and zinc. located thereon.
After hearing this claim in public te-sion the Joint
Commission disagreed on account of .ting equally
divided in conclusion and on July 10. 191b certified
the claim to the umpire in accordance with Article
XV of the treaty, on the question of liability and value.
With the record transmitted to the umr ire there were
briefs filed by counsel for the Unitej States and the
attorneys for the claimant.
Though this claim is not of great monetary import-
ance, the record of the case is a magnificent show of
keen competition between tie learr.ed lawyers in this
discussion of the rights of the claimant, which requires
the umpire to go into thematter at greater length before
announcing his decision.
According to the testimony on the part of the claim-
ant the Arguelles family occupied a portion of land
known as "Masamba." calling themselves the owner
thereof, from 1810 until 1912 when they were dispos-
sessed by the United States in the expropriation of
S all the lands in the Canal Zone, after 102 years of un-
interrupted possession. It is claimed that the lands
of "Masamba" passed by regular family succession
from grandfather to granddaughter mnow Elena Ar-
guelles44 years of age in 1915) but the claimant has
but scanty written proofs of ownership and no regular
documents of title duly registered in accordance with
the law, which appears to be rather a normal situation
in this country in connection with property outside
of the cities.
Elena Arguelles personally having lived on the land
in question but 17 years, whereas undisturbed possession
for 30 years is necessary for extraordinary prescription,
it is claimed that she is not entitled to the benefits of
prescription, but in her favor there is the fact that
possession does not necessarily mean actual residence on
the land, and this is especially true when lands are
handed down by family succes-ion, for if this were the
ease then the owner would himself be confined to Lis
property. The claimant suLmitted evidence to show
that the Arguelles family was in continuous, open, and
undisturbed possession of the lands known as "Ma-
mmba" from the year 1810.


The evidence is that v hen the claimant. Elena Ar
guelles, was anproathed by an aeerit of the L united
States requesting that she sign an IstLmriin Canal
Cnmmis.ion lea-e coverlir tle property thr v as o-
cupyin at Masanmba. she refused. calling hcr-,elf tint
owner of the land and that lhile this refusal brought
forth a letter dated I.:nuarv 3, 1912. from Mr. A A
Agree man, at that time tie land asent of the Paniius
Railroad Companv and Iltlnian Canal Cimmisn.inn.
threatening Ier with a law suit. no such luit was evcr
instituted The letter abore referred to is a part of
the record in thih claim.
At the trial it was prr.vei that the claimant and
her ancestors had allowed oqilatters to occupy a part
of the lands of Ma-amba with very little prorle't, if
any; that these squatters or tenants accepted leases
from the Istl mian Canal C. nrrriiiun or the Panama
Railroad Company rfr the land occupied by them. and
that upon being disposisesCed by the United States
Government in the depoptulariun of the( Canal Zone
the latter Government compernatad them for their
Courtnel for the United States based on doru ments of
the Panama Railroad Comipanv now owned by the
Government of the I nied State-. denies the lain of
Elena Argiellea to the linds of Ma ianiha, and state
that she is entitled to compensat Ion rnily for any im-
provements she may have lad on the land.
On the side of the Go,'ern merit Ilure wa. alpo pre.
senate a complete 6se of hnotoral iinumern from the
year 17S1 to 168S. treating of the land- called Huerta
and honduras. formerl\ owned 1.I .Me-.rs .ac(hrisson
and Nelson. later tran-lerred to Nerlnn and from Nel-
son to the Panama Railroad C'm pari in ISiS, although
oly the deed of ISr6 to Nelson Aa_ rt.istered. The
land in question runs fri.m the Pedro liguel River to
Monte Lirio passing by aerial line over the ridge of
Culebra and Mitre .ountaini. where there is still much
virgin land which was occurred by the United States
under Articles II and MV of the treaty This large
portion of land roughly measured by the umpire on
the French map, No. 4%l. annexed to the record in this
case. has a plane area of about 4.500) hectares, some
kilometers, along the old railroad line and nearly the
same lerneh alone the new line.
Of the title papers presented by counsel for the United
States one only is registered, the public instrument of
1566, and Mr. Josi Brinido Martines. notry public.
when making the public instrument said:
..* el susedicho sefor Zachrisson exhibi6
una minula en que asegur6 hallarse conignadas
las condiciones del crutrato y lienada la esigencia
de la ley que se acaba de leer. basta d :nd: ha sido
dable: pues con rolfivo de que en la epuca ea que
se hicieron las compras de las finias que se relacio-
nan en dicha minita. no habia que determinar con
la precision que lo exie hoy la ley, la situaci6n,
dimension y limit i6n del inmueble de que se tra-
tara de ahi que en los titilos de dichas compras
ino se encuerutran trpresades lodos los pormenorce qu6
dcbieran Latar; y por otra part, tampoco ha eido po-
sible proveerse de memento de todos los datos
necesarios, por encoutrarse de trinsito boy en
csta .
the English translation of which is as follows:
"The aforesaid Mr. Zachrisson produced a memo-
randum which he said set forth the conditions of
the contract and complied with the requirement
of the law just read. in so far as has been possible;
because, due to the fact that at the time the fincas
mentioned in said memorandum were purchased
it was not necessary to determine the location, size,
and boundaries of the real estate in question with
the precision required by the law to-day, it results
that in the titles of said purchases the deals are
not all given as they should be; and further, that it
has also been impossible for him to secure all the
data necessary. by reason of being only tempor-
arily in this city at present."
Without analyzing the documents in question as
necessarily should be done by a udge in any common
law suit, the Commissioners as arbitrators, and the
umpire, with the free and high faculties conceded to
these tribunals for the purpose for which they have
been constituted. in their written opinions, clearly
express what value they place to the evidence and
proofs adduced.
Commissioner Bouve does not deny the possible


ownership of Elena Arruelles to the land in question
but considers that she iq entitled to the value of the
improvements she has there ano also considers that
she has been deprived of her livelihood and that she
Is entitled to an award of S1.000 United States currency.
Commissioner Cornet acknowledges the full owner-
ship right of Elena Arguelles to both fincas which she
occupied but not to the rest of the land clairited, and
states that in his opinion she should receive an award
of $1,000 United Stateq currency.
Commissioners Boyd and .ewis acknowledge the
ownership of Elena Arruilles to both of the fincas she
actually occupied and also to the balance of the land she
Is claiming and placing thereon a valuation of $10 United
States currency a hectare, consider that she is entitled
to compensation in the sum of $5,490 United States
currency, based upon 183 hectares of land.
From the foregoine reference to the opinions of the
members of the Comminson it iq seen that three Com-
missioners-a majority of the Commission-in the exer-
ese of their faculties, recognize the ownership by Elena
Arguelles of the two portions of the land which she
actually occupied and according to Article XV of the
treaty that decision is final. It therefore appears that
the question of liability has been decided and that the
disagreement is only a' to the extent 'f that liability.
The umpire considers the question of liability in
the same ligbh as the ma;or;tv of the Commissicn
First, I recognize the ownership of Elena Arguelles
to the lands claimed: second, though the squatters
on the property of Masamba have not claimed the
property of the land, it is evident that the Arguelles
family practically abandoned that portion of the prop-
erty, which diminishes their riThtti.
My decision as the Umpire, duly appointed under
the treaty, is that the claim;int, Elena Arguelle. i0
entitled to compensation in the sum of $2,500 United
States currency for all damages of whatever nature,
Including the value of the land and improvements there-
ong and all expenses sustained by the claimant to date
through the expropriation by te United Slates of
America of the lands known as "lMasamba," claimed for
In Joint Commi-sion docket No. 769.
An award is therefore made against the United States
in favor of Elena Arguelles. in the sum o0" $2,500 United
States currency for all right, title, and interest the
mid Elena Arguelles may po4sesa or may have possess-
ed in and to the lands of Nlasamba. claimed in docket
No. 769: all improvements thereon owned by the claim-
ant, and for all d~sma-es of whatever nature including
all expenses to date incurred through the expropriation
of the property in question by the United Sta:es of
If payment or tender of payment of this award is
not made on or before the 2lth day of Augu-st 1916,
said award will thereafter bear interest at the rate of
six per cenium per annum until paid.
VICTOR AM. CONCAS, L empire, Joint C9mmission.

In the malttr of the claim of A.ndrea B de Wallendorf,
foe pruprty at Los (aAriinas. Canal Z..ne, award No,
118, dvxk.l No. 145n Jd,8. l0lo-In the bearingol
the claim of Andrea B. de W\Vllendorf. do.oket No. 1.-0,
which was had June 27, 1li16. counsel for the United
States admitted liability and counsel for the claimant
agreed in the val.atiiin placed Ib the aitnes._iei tor the
United States upon the property in question, i. c.. $1,000
United States currency.
An award is theref-lur m'iJe r'ain-t the United States
In favor of Andri-sa B. d \ Wal'tlrid rl. for all ri.ht. title.
and interest the til \\.l''nidirl may pn .e.-s or mav have
possessed in and to hiuj-e taa No 164., in the village of
Las Ca-.ida,. f'anal Zone, in the sum lf l.uO00 United
States currenry
If paymenti or tender of lpa\ment of thi. award is not
made on or behl-re tlh sth day of Au:us.I, 1916. such
award shall ilir,.af'-- bear itlterest at the rate of six
per centum per arnia-m intil paid.
J. ALFAI.O, C(LEMhINT L. Lt:OVE.,( C OllSilhSlOi;hS.
In the matter .if 1h, clai. m i,rGrardo f(ilga and M1aria
M. de. Anoron ftr jIr.l., rtil. ftd in L 'a i''a adas. aeriall
Zone, award Nu'. 119. i.,rc/t No. 12,6. I/.jy 8, 1916-
An award Is hererib male a.'airist the Urated States in
favor of Gerardo Ortea and Maria M. de Angeron, for

all right, title, and interest the said Ortega and Angerom
may possess or may have possessed in and to a parcel
of land situated in the village of Las Cascadas: Canal
Zone, in the sum of $1.000 United States currency.
If payment or tender of payment of this award is not
made on or before the 8th day of August, 1916, said
award shall thereafter bear interest at the rate of six per
centum per annum until paid.
J. ALFARO, CLEMENT L. BOUVE, Commissioners.

Rules of Dismissal.'
In the matf, r of sundry claims, rule of dismiss
No. 287, docket numbers as shown, July II, 1916-
With reference to the following claims, the evidence
before the Commission is that settlement therefore has
been made by the United States:
D'tl. Date of
No. Plaimard. paynm'n
1787 Bernard A. Marquis ................. 6-29-16
1887 Enca'nacion Ilivares.................. 6-19-10
2557 Joaquin A. Ponton ................... 6-26-16
2806 Anjel Garia. ................... 6-27-18
2829 Won Lam or Lam Hing and I. L. Tole-
dano ... ....................... 6-25-18
2841 1. L. Toledano....................... 6-24-1
2855 Fung On Hin ..................... 6-24-16
2975 Aurustin Dormuy ..................... 6-28-16
3051 Julian Aguirre .. ................. 6-24-16
3284 Jeremiah Campbell.................... 6-28-16
3361 Mercedes Jimenez................... 6-28-16
3498 James Coke ...... ................ 6-28-1
In view of the above settlements, no further action
is necessary by the Commission, and the foregoing
claims are therefore dismissed.
J. ALFARO. CLEMENT L. BOUVE, Commissioners
In thp matt' of sundry claims, rule of dismissal
No. 28,. dockdl numb-rs as s8oown. July 24, 1916-With
reference to the fullowin- claims, the evidence before the
Cummissioni i3 that settlement therefore has been made
bv the United States:
D'k t. Date of
No. Claimant. payment.
414 Leonardo Finon (Tunon).............. 7- 7-16
759 Joseph Amiel (Emil .................. 1-..-10
857 Matias Pesaro (Matia Pesero)........... 7- 7-16
991 Tomas Relles an I Anastacia Hernandea 7- 3-10
(Tnmas R vesi.
1136 Faustino Rolriguez ................. 7- 3-16
1178 Joshua Johnson IJoseph Lake, ad. of est) 6-20-16
1146 Luis O. Aguirre..... .. ....... ...... 8-..-14
1325 Stanislaus Viscazana (alias Estanilas Vis- 7- 3-16
144' Margarita Hereira ................... 7- 8-16
1609 Tomasa LeJesona ILedesmal........... 7- 3-16
1615 Pedro Valencia ...................... 7- 6-10
1657 Julin Abre............................. 7- 3-16
17SI Pedro Barraan ..................... 7- 6-16
178.3 W. E. Thibou .... .................... 7- 3-16
1965 Fitz H. Lewis ............... 7- 8-16
2521 Leonardo Tunan Funonl .............. 7- 7-18
262.3 Eoifernia Yerena .. ........... 7- 8-16
2;52 Margarita Herrera (de Villareal)......... 7- 8-16
2764 Valencia 6 1-ijo ............... .. 7- 7-16
2811 Juana Pinto .... .............. 7- f-16
2812 Idelfonso Pinto i administrator of estate 7- 3-16
of Santi.eo Camero..
2S54 Samuel Fraser ..... ............... 7- 1-10
2949 Margarita fHereira .................... 7- 8-16
2.J0 Julio Gilastica .................. .... 7- 8-16
2071 Hop Hin: ... .......... 7- 8-16
3104 Jose Funier 'Jose An--l Furniel)......... 6-26-15
3402 Julio Gal.itia ..... ................. 7- 8-16
3515 Joseph A. Thomis ........ .......... 7- 1-16
In view of the abo~e settlements, no further action
is necessary by the Commission. and the foregoing
claims are therefore dii-rissed.
L. BOUV'E. RICAROO .1. ALFARO, Conmisssioners.
Certificarloi of Disagreement.
In / t matl.r or tI clzimn io Manuela GeoIorge de Ingle-
sias tor property d.sijnatd as Calle Braua, certification
of disajreemmnt, rule No. 290, suprrseding rule No.
223, dclckr No. 852, July 26, 1916-Under the pro-


visions of Article XV of the treaty between the United
States of America and the Republic of Panama, rati-
ied February 26, 1904. it is provided:
"The President of the 'niled States shall nom-
inate two persons and the 'rc-ident of the Repub-
lic of Panama shall nominate two trsons and they
shall proceed to a dci-ionn but in ase of disaLree-
ment of the commission Iby reason of their being
equally divided in conclusion an umpire shall
be appointed by the two Governments who shall
render the decision."
Pursuant to the provisions or this arricle the Com-
mission desires p bring to the notice of the umpire
duly appointed under the treaty that the Commis-
son has been unable to reach an agreement on the
The Question of Liability.
The Joint Commission herewith certifies this dis-
agreement to the umpire appointed under the treaty
as provided for in Article XV of said treaty.
L. BOVE. RICARDO J. ALFARO, Commissioners.

Rainfall from August I to 19, 1916, Inclusl'-e.




Pacific section- Inrs.
Balboa ..................... 2 71
Balboa Heights ............. 2 46
Miratlores. ................ 4 21
Pedro Miguel .............. 1 49
Rio Grande ................ 1.11
Central secion-
*Culebra..................... I 08
*Camacho.................. I 75
Empire...................... I 18
Gamboa ................... 2 50
'Juan Mina ............... 3.97
Alhajuela................... 1.47
*Vigia..................... 1 65
Frijoles.................... 1.51
*Monte Lirio .............. 1 62
Atlantic sedion-
Gatun...................... 97
*Brasoa Brook ............... 72
Colon ............ ........ .97
Bocas del Tcro.............. 1.36

Rainfall from August 1 to 26, 1916.
Pacific section-
Balboa...................... 2 88
Balboa Heights.............. 2 46
Mraflores................... 4.21
Pedro Miguel............... 1.4
RioGrande................. 1.11
Central section-
'Culeara...................... I.09
'Camacho ................... 1 75
Empire..................... 1 18
Gamboa .................. 2.50
'Juan Mina ............... 3 9;
Alhajuela ................... 1 4i
Vigia .................... 1.65
Frijoles ..................... 1.51
'Monte irio ................ 1.62
Ala, iL secton-
Gatun....... ................ .97
'Brazos Brook................. .72
Colon ................ ...... 9
IBocaa del Toro ............ 1 36

a --"

14 7 96
14 7.76
14 8.42
1I 6.38
6 5.21

7 3 92
7 4.98
6 4.53
19 8.74
13 10.75
15 6.76
16 7.89
18 5.23
14 7.43
2 3.95
11 4.61
12 6.36
6 3.3d.


25 11.43
14 10 28
14 9.78
1a 7.21
6 6.0.5
7 4 87
7 ; 31
6 5.32
19 10 00
13 11.59
13 9.03
16 9.97
IS 6.55
14 0.54
2 4.48
11 5.17
12 6 73
6 3.87

*Standard rain gage-readings at .; p. m., daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stationa-values,
midnight to midnight.
Examination by Board of Lozal Inspectors.
The Board of Local Inspectors will conduct examina-
tions at the Administration Building. Balboa teights,
-vodm No. 30t, on Wednesday, September 6. 'Jult,
beginning promptly at 8 a. m.. for persons desiring the
following classes of lirenFes: Pilot.' masters, mates,
arim engineers, chauffeurs, and navigators of motor

boats. All applicants for licence must procure from the
office of the board, room No. 211. Balboa Heights.
form of application and information respecting the
filline out of the same. not later than a day previous
to the examination. In addition, all persons desiring
chauffeurs' licenses must provide themselves with
automobiles with which to demonstrate their ability
prorerlv to operate the same.
The demonstration test for applicants for chauffeurs'
licenses will be civen on Tuesdav, the day preceding
the written examination. at 2 p. m.. at the Administra,
tions Building. Balboa Heizhts.
Applicants for licenses as navigators of motor boats
will be required to give demonstration of their ability
to operate such boats. and will be obliged to provide
themselves with boats for this purpose. This test will
be given on Thursday, the day following the written
examination. as follows' At Cristobal. upon arrange-
ment with the Captain of the Port: at Gamboa, at 8
a. m.. and at Balboa at 2 p. m. Applicants for the test
at Cristobal or Balboa should present themselves at
the office of the Cantain of the P.ort; at Gamboa. the
deputy inspector will be present ar the Panama Rail
road station at the hour mention~ I above.
For the benefit of applicants re.l ins in Gatun and
Cristobal or Colon, examination To; licenses an Lasi-
gators of motor boats, and as chauff,'urs. will te bp'5
at the office of the Captain of the Port of Crnsobal o*.
Friday. September 8. 1916. from 9 a. m. until II a. m.
Applicants should be provided with motor boats u
automobiles for the demonstration test.
Recorder, Board of Local Inspectors.

Mls-'rected Letters.
The following insufficiently addressed letters and
papers have been received in the office of the Director
of Posts and may be obtained upon request of the ad-
dressees. Requests may be made by telephone, calling
Balboa, No. 182:
Berude, Arthur Morgan. George
Gorman. J. C. Parsons, W. H.
Gough. John A. Pritrhett. Herbert
Hagan, J. Ray, F. M.
Hemenway, Frederick V. Richardson, Mrs.. Box 121
Hubby, R. E. Robinson, George W.
Jackes. Isaac Simmons, Capt. A. W
Judy, Jad J. Sire. D. N.
Kraker, Peter Smith. B. D.
Levis, John H. Velasco. Jose A.
Lowry, Georee Vinson. Mrs. V.
McChone. Wylie Waldron, Franklin K
McDonald, T. A. Winder, Roy
McGovern J. JF. Woodford, Earl T.
Mitten, Clarence

Sailings of Vessels in Regular Service with
the United States.
Vessel. Line. Sails. Arrives
Carrillo ........U. F. C......... Aug. 23.... Aug. 30
Critjbal ....... P. R. R....... Aug. 24 ... Aug. 31
Tenadores ....... F. C ........ Aug. 26... Sept. 2
Santa Marta..... U. F. C.........Aug. 30 ... Sept. I
Coon............ P. R. R.........Aug. 31 ...Sept. I
Allanca ........P. R. R.........Aug. 31.... Sept. 6
Zacapa..........U. F. C........ Aug. 31....Sept. 7
Caloamar ...... U. F. C......... Sept 4... Sept.11
Critlbol........ P. R......... Sept. 7....Sept.14
Carrdlo ..... F. C..........Sept 7....Sept.14
Tenadores... ...U. F. C....... Sept 11....Sept.18
Coal.n...........P. R. R ....... Sept.14....Sept.20
Abangarez .......U. F........ Aug. 26 ....Sept.
Rlereta ......... U. F. C..........Aug 30. ... Sept. 4
Turrialba........ U. F. C.......... Sept. 2....Sept. 9
Parivmina ....... U. F. C. ........ Sept. 6 ... Sept.11
Cortago............. F. C......... Sept 3....Sept. 8
Aoangare....... U. F. C.........Sept 3.... Sept.11
B rem o........U. F. C.......Sept 10.... Sept.15
T rriala........ F. C.............Sept. 10....Sept. 18








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Shipping Information.

Tide Predictlona, Port of Balboa.
Panama (Balboa) iidr tprtdiclton for the period
until October 1, are giNern in ithA table:

Date. Time and height of high and
low waler

Wed.,Aug.30....... 4:50 11 01 17:03 23:14
14.8 0 8 14.7 0 5

Ther., Aug. 31..... 5:21 11:34 17:37 23:46
15 2 05 14 9 0 6

Fri., Sept. 1.........

Sat., Sept. 2.........

Sn., Sept. 3.......

lon., Sept. 4.......

Iues., Sept. 5.......

Wed., Sept. 6.......

Thur., Sept. 7......

Fr., Sept. 8 ........

t., Sept. 9.........

Sun., Sept. 10.......

Mon., Sept. 11......

Tues.,Sept. 12......

Wed., Sept. 13......

rhurs., Sept. 14.....

ri., Sept. 15........

Sat., Sept. 1 ...

Sun., Sept. 17 .....

Mon., Sept. 18......

Tues., Sept. 19 .....

Wed., Sept. 20......

Thur., Sept. 21 ....

Fri., Sept. 22 ......

at.., Sept. 23. ....

5:5 12-09
15 3 0 6

0:19 6:24
0.9 15 3

0:55 6:59
1 4 15 0

1:36 7:38
2 0 14.5
2:26 8:25
28 138

3:28 9:2S
3.6 13 1

4:45 10:52
3.9 12.7

6:05 12:1S
3 6 13 1

1:03 7:19
13.4 2 7

2:03 8:21
14 6 14

2:57 9:14
15.7 01

3:45 10:01
16.6 -0.S
4:30 10:43
17 0 -1 4

5:14 i 1124
17 0 -1 3

5:56 12 04
16 6 -0 &

0:24 6:36
0 1 15 9

1:05 7:16
1.2 14.9

1:50 7:56
2.5 13.7
2:40 8:39
3 7 12.5

3:39 9:35
4.8 11.6

4:48 10:54
5.3 11 0
6:00 12:15
5.3 11.1
1:02 7:05
11.j 1.7




14 II

2 8




13 9

14 9

15 7

16 3


16 3

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14 5

14 0

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Dare. Time and height of high and
low water.
Sun., Sept. 24 ..... 1:52 8:00 14:06 20:

Mon., Sept. 25 .....

Tues., Sept. 26 .....

Wed., Sept. 27......

Thurs., Sept. 28.....

Fri., Sept. 29........

Sat., Sept. 30........




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13 9

IS 1


0 7

'I i e tides are plaC.ed i, tte order ol occurrence, with
their times on the tirst line and heights on the second
line of each day: a comparison of consecutive heights
will indicate whether it is high or low water. The
heights in feet and tenths are reckoned from mean low
water springs, which is the datum of the soundings on
the Coast and Geodetic Survey charts for this region,
and which is 8.2 feet below mean sealevel. To find
the depth of water, add the tabular height to the sound-
ions given on the chart, unless a minus (-) sign is be-
fore the height, in which case subtract it.
The lime used is Cosmopolitan Standard, for the
meridian 75 IV. The hours of the day are numbered
consecutively from Oh midnight) to 23A (11.00 p. m.).
All hours greater than 12 are in the afternoon (p. m.)
and when diminished by 12 give the usual reckoning:
for instance, 15:47 is 3.47 p. m.

Stages of the Chagres ana the Lakes.
The maximum elevations of the Chagres River,
Catun Lake. and Miratlores Lake in feet above mean
sealevel during the past three weeks were as follows:

Sun., Aug. 6 ....
Mon Aug. 7.....
Tuie., Aug. 8......
Hed., Aug 9.
Thurs Aug. 10.
Fri., Aug. 11 .....
Sat.. Ang. 12 .
Sun., Aug. 13 ..
lMon., Aug. 14...
Tues., Aug. 15...
% e.l., Aue. 16 ..
Thurs.. Aug. 17..
Fri., Aug. 18
Sat Aue. 19
Sun., Aug.20....
Mon., Aug. 21
blues Aug. 22.
Wed., Aug. 2.3..
Thurs.. Aug. 24.. .
Fri., Aug. 25 ...
Sat., Aug.26 ...

Height of low water
in np r t-.I I'r. I.

Chagres ltier iatun Lake
I Alha- Gam-
igia juela i boa Catun

132 65 99 45 86 6f 86 60
12I 4.5 94.54 86.42 86 64
127 SO 93 83 86.39 86.40
127 33 93 47 86 29 86 33
12. 30 :i 73 86.32 86.38
1?8 60 94 35 86 47 86 43
131 60 96 50 S6 52 86 50
1300 96 25 66 72 86 68
130 20 95 5.3 86 901 86.83
12' 00 95 14 66 82' 86.84
110 65 95 85 86 86' 86.84
13O0 40 94 42 86 54 86.66
13? 30 96 95 86.37 86.38
130 35 96 101 6 45 86.40
131 70 96 15 86 40 86 39
131 65 96 62 86 46 86'45
12z .'P 95 14 86 50 86 43
127 4 93 4' bb 46 86 47
127 93 54 86 40 86 38
130 2 95 55 86 40 86 36
128 0i 94 28 86 40 86.40

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54 24
54 40
54 27
54 24

Coal is supplied to vessels at both Criato~al ad
Balboa at the rate of between 600 and 1,500 tons pe
day. Present prices are: At Cristobal, from lighters,
trimmed in bankers, or from cars alongside wharf,
handled by ship's gear, per ton. *6.00; use of steam
hoist and crane per hour. $2: at Balboa, the price in
$1 more per ton. either form of dehvery. Price will
Le advanced on october 1.

Subscription rates, domestic. $1.00 per year: forei-in. $1.50: address
The Panama Canal Re,-ord, Balboa Heights. Canal Zone.

Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 6, r916. No.3.

Services In Fairly Regular Operation over the Great Trade Routes.
The lines which have established regular or approximately regular
services through the Canal since the resumption of traffic in April
From the Atlantic terminus to South and Central A merica-The
Pacific Steam Navigation Company has services from Cristobal to
west coast ports as far south as Valparaiso and Coronel and as far
north as San Jose de Guatemala, calling at the principal way ports.
Sailings for the Central American ports to the north are monthly.
Sailings for Tumaco and Ecuadorian ports, as far as Guayaquil,
are every three weeks; and a service between Cristobal and Buena-
ventura and Tumaco has a sailing every three weeks.
The South American Steamship Company (Chilean Line) maintains
approximately a weekly service between Cristobal and ports as far
south as Valparaiso.
The Peru\ian Steamship and Dock Company of Callao (Peruvian
Line) maintains a service between Cristobal and Ecuadorian and
Peruvian ports, going as far south as Callao and making its principal
calls on the way at Guayaquil and Paita. The line has sailings each
way about once a week.
The Columbia Maritime Steamship Company, Limited, operates a
vessel in regular service between Cristobal and Buenaventura, making
about two round voyages a month.
From the Atlantic terminus to Central and North'America-The
Pacific Mail Steamship Company is operating a line between Cristobal
and San Francisco, with a sailing each way a;out every nine days.
Calls are made at ports of Central America and Mexico on the way.
From the Atlantic coast of the United States to the Pacific coast of
South A merica-This is the route of heaviest traffic. Many of the
-vessels plying over it are in the nitrate trade and used exclusively by
charterers; the following commercial lines maintain fairly regular
servicess :
The Merchants' Line, operated by W. R. Grace and Company, plies
between New York and ports of Ecuador, Peru, and Chile, with a
'sailing each way about every two weeks.
The United States Steel Products Company operates the New York
and South America Line between New York and the west coast, as far
-'.south as Valparaiso, with a sailing each way about every third week.
6 The West Coast Line (Wessels, Duval and Company), plies between
: New York and Chile and Peru, with a vessel going each way about every
third week.
SFrom Europe to the Pacific coast of South America-The East Asiatic
*Company has a line from Copenhagen, by way of Gothenburg and
'Christiania, to Valparaiso and intermediate ports, operating on a
fortnightly schedule.

L .



The Johnson Line plies between Swedish and other Scandinavian
ports and the west coast, as far as Valparaiso, with a sailing each
way about every 60 days.
The Booth Line has a number of vessels in service between Great
Britain and the west coast of South America; sailings have not been
regular, and the ships are regular Brazil traders, tramping during the
war on account of interrupted trade in their usual area.
The Pacific Steam Navigation Company has a vessel frequently
direct from Great Britain to Peru and Chile; but the principal service
of this company is rendered through its lines from Cristobal to the
wemt coast, connecting at Cristobal with the lines of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company and ot her Atlantic carriers. The same arrange-
ment governs homeward shipments from the west coast, the vessels
which go all the way to Great Britain being a minor part of the service.
The transfer service at the Atlantic terminus of the Canal, referred
to in the first section of this article, cares for the greater part of Euro-
pean shipments through the Canal to the west coast of South America.
From Europe to the west coast of North A merica-The East Asiatic
Company has a service between Scandinavian ports and San Francisco,
operating a vessel each way about every fourth week.
The Johnson Line has a service over this route, primarily between
Sweden and San Francisco, with a vessel each way about every 60 days.
The H-arrison-Direct Line has a service between Great Britain and
the west coast as far as Puget Sound, with a vessel each way approxi-
mately every sixth week.
The Malple Leaf Line plies from New York to Vancouver, to return
to Europe by way of California ports and Santa Rosalia. Ships of this
line are scheduled to sail every five weeks.
From lhe Atlauntic roasl of the United Slates to Japan, Siberia, China,
and the Philippine Islands-During the past few months the outward
movement over this route has exceeded in tonnage the traffic one way
on any other of the routes named with the exception of the shipments
from the west coast of South America to the United States. The move-
ments of vessels, however, have not been regular, as most of them
load and clear as cargo offers and do not attempt a fixed schedule. The
tendency to this- practice is fostered by the length of the voyage and a
general uncertainty as to the return voyage, with what cargo and by
what route.
The principal lines operating in this service are the American and.
Oriental Line, the Barber Line, Shewan Tomes and Company, and
Alfred Holt and Company, sending out vessel, among them, about
once every 10 days from New York; the American and Manchurian
Line (Ellerman and Bucknall), about once in three weeks; the Nippon
Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, approximately semimonthly in each di-
rection; and ships operated by Norton, Lilly and Company sail at
irregular intervals, approximately once a month.
The Luckenbach Line is operating in this area, sending a ship out
from New York about once in three weeks.
It may be noted here that the East Asiatic Company sends an oc-
casional vessel to the Far East direct through the Canal; and at
irregular times the vessels of the company return from the Far East
to Denmark through the Panama Canal.
The Atlantic-Gulf-Far East Line has sent a ship through the Canal,


outward bound from the United States to Japan, and will continue the
service according to the availability of tonnage.
From the Atlantic coast of the United States to Australia and New
Zealand-The United States and Australia Line operates between
New York and the ports of New Zealand and Australia, with a vessel
out about every month.
The Ellerman Lines have a service from New York to Australia
and New Zealand, with irregular sailings.
The Luckenbach Line is operating a service to Australia and New
Zealand, with irregular sailings.
The Federal Steam Navigation Company, a New Zealand corpora-
tion, has established a line between New Zealand and New York, with
a ship each way approximately every six weeks.
The American-Australia Line operates between New York and
Australia, with a vessel each way about every 60 days.
The Commonwealth and Dominion Line serves these trade areas,
with a ship about every fourth week.
From Europe to Australia and New Zealand-The New Zealand Ship-
ping Company operates a line between New Zealand and Great Britain
with possible way calls at Norfolk and New York. Sailings each way
are every 28 days for mail boats, with intermediate sailings of cargo
The Federal Steam Navigation Company operates over the same
route, with a ship each way about once a month.
General-The vessels of the Nautilus Steam Shipping Company
(the old Gulf Line) sailing from Great Britain to the west coast of South
America via the Strait of \lagellan, and returning up the coast, make
the home voyage through the Canal.
At the present time there is no regular service in the United States
coastwise trade, between the Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United
States. During the fiscal year 1915 this was the heaviest traffic
through the Canal, being nearly 40 per cent of the total. The inter-
ruption of traffic through the Canal by the slides for six months, be-
ginning in the middle of September, 1915, caused the diversion of most
of the vessels formerly in the coastwise trade to the foreign trade.
Since the reopening of the Canal the coastwise trade has been relatively
slight, and there is no line which at this time operates a service ap-
F preaching regularity. The Pacific Mail picks up at Cristobal a con-
siderable quantity of cargo for San Diego, Los Angeles, and San

Notice to Steamship Lines.-Supplying Bunker Coal.
1. Difficulties experienced in securing the delivery of sufficient coal
to supply ships using the Canal with all the bunker coal they desire
make it necessary to request the cooperation of steamship lines in
limiting the amount of coal required by their ships to a minimum.
2. For the present, it is requested that vessels be dispatched so that
those passing from the Atlantic to the Pacific will require only sufficient
Bunker coal to reach San Francisco, Honolulu, or Coronel. Those
vessels trading to South American ports north of Valparaiso will
Sbe supplied with sufficient coal for return voyage to the Canal. In
the case of vessels passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic and bound
for European ports, it will be impracticable at present to supply them


with sufficient bunker coal to make the voyage direct, but they will be
bunkered to reach Norfolk or Newport News, Virginia.
3. Those vessels using either terminal port as a terminus of their
established route should be dispatched so as to require only sufficient
coal to make the next port of call on their established route where a
commercial coaling station is available.
r 4. It is hoped that deliveries will in a short timenmake in unnecessary
to longer restrict the amount of bunker coal for vessels using the Canal.
Notice to Steamship Lines.-Wrecking Operations.
The Canal has in its organization all necessary wrecking equipment
and is prepared to undertake wrecking operations of any magnitude
within the waters of the Canal Zone. In case of grounding or casualty
necessitating wrecking operations within the Canal, all necessary
gear will be supplied and operations undertaken immediately for the
floating or removal of the vessel in distress. The charges for this will
be at the regular rate, actual cost plus 10 per cent.

Communication Officer.
By order of the Secretary of the Navy, the title of the Radio Officer,
Canal Zone, has been changed to "Communication Officer, Canal
Zone. "

Toyo Kisen Kaisha to Increase West Coast Service.
The Toyo Kisen Kaisha, which has been operating a line with
regular sailings every 60 days in each direction over an itinerary
including Valparaiso, Iquique, Callao, Balboa, Salina Cruz, San Fran-
cisco, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, I\Ioji, and Hongkong, announces
its intention of increasing the service to one of approximately monthly
sailings by adding three ships to the line.

The "Siam" Causes Damage by Sheering in Cut.
While passing through the Cut southbound on August 28 the
motorship Siam of the East Asiatic Company sheeied to the star-
board and touched ground on the west bank of the Canal, outside the
buoyed channel at Cucaracha slide, bending the tips of three blades of
her starboard propeller. After passing the slide and when about
1,500 feet north of the mooring station at Paraiso the Siam became
unmanageable, sheering to the port side and then to starboard, and
finally striking the Pacific and the Tiberia which were moored on the
west bank, awaitingothe passage of the southbound ships. All three
vessels were damaged slightly. The Board of Local Inspectors has
found the master of the Siam responsible and the pilot culpable.

Civil Service Examinations.
The following civil service examinations will be held on the dates indicated below.
Information concerning the same is posted at Canal clubhouses and post offices,
as per the numbers of announcements indicated:
Medical interne, St. Elizabeth's Hospital (male and female); $900 a year; ex-
amination about October 8, 1916; No. 1143.
Assistant engineer in forest products (male); $900 to $1,200 a year; examination
about October 8, 1916; No. 1144.
Scientific assistant (male), Bureau of Fisheries; $900 to $1,400 a year; examina-
tion about October 8, 1916; No. 1155.


Official Circulars.

I:Ight-hour Day for Train Crews and Switch
Engine Crews.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C Z.. Aur1ust 28. 1916.
EITferte Si rember I, '1l., the wnrl-irn: di\ firr
train crews and s-'.irch erninie crr-w; %ill be limits '
to eight hours. except in r.Ise_' of tl rirr-en:Pc. nhcn
authority for overtime mutt be obtairie.l Ilroul:b Iropl-;r
channels either from the Eecjti'.e (Offe or fro m lthe
Superintendent of the Panama R.;lrl.jd C.'impany.
(;EU \k. 11(-ETHALS,
Goirrnor, Tit Pr'a,,ana I aial
Prtqidr, l. Panuma Radload.

Estimates for Salaries and Wages.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. c Z.. AIIiiri 2,. 1916.
1. Paragraph. 4, . S. and 13 of iii-trui tins in
regard to the submiisi;in of ctiim'i.i [-or tlie ti-cal
year ending June 30. I'1's. a crniit iin1 in circular
letter of Auculi .1. are hrrehy cann ih:id.
2. The follnwiir_ instructions will g,'.Lrn in the pre-
parini of e.limalei fur sal-riies arid w i.as.
3. The e.tiruatei fI.r salaries arn i.c.- if officers
and employees. -killed and unml.illd I, ir ail Ii e pre-
pared on form PC_'-2;'i-2 with the li.:l.jwmig heading:
Ftlmate for S.lairics and \\'aaf
Estiui.tecd Ewr'e'nil''d
Employees Rate .u "I I I ;d

Nilruber Number
4. The de.i'nation rf enmpl'-i,. a ill Ilc stated [rt Jer
the general hanldirt' of ".'al.irni a'ln "\iniires U'n Ier
the heauirin 0 "'.'alarie-s" will ie inl.ledl the .-.line
cla-ses that ha.r been heru.tof,,re ini lied midvir tlie.
heading of others and emrpluye'es, that i4, the tuper-
vis-,rv. clerical. and othae fI'rie. me.s'en ',er.,. j iit' rs,
atlen larts et... e-, luding the piy to w.ie emplo',tes
Li-Uer the heanliii', ol "na.ij: will be inrlu.ir.Jd a11
skilled and uni-kllcd labor sji h as mee:haiiic-. :ippiren-
li.es, day latio.-rs. arid t[impnrary mrcebarii'.l help.
5. All pui:iorn p'.ing let- ihan onr thiouani.id i l-
lars per annum, or i:s eqaiialtld, it. ex-.p.t a -e i ied
in the net prara-rarbh. ill Ie .'ruup'd as in the iieic
"Mlerseners, w.i' limen, JiJiliori.. );5 Io '17.O3 per
month," or in the line. ".'rri-a;n, hel|'cr4. Uiler.i, etc.,"
shown on the f-,rm of e 'tma es fur the Ee,.ti. l Di-
violjii whi. h will Lie furrnisahe. you as a b.imtmle.
6. The latr r'lauze of *et'ilon fitr nf the- Sundry
Ciril Art of July I. 1lri16. prov.i.lit hit. "*'\\ir.h refer-
ence to eslm.ures iur pay uf me'.l .Ihleiis .ali laborers.
there shall be sul'm tied iln Jitial orltly tl railri,:s arnd
trades and the rates per .ueiim p.id ,r to be 1.5.l." Me-
chanies should te tlared separately by traJ. s, group-
ing those receiving less than one thorl. uld d.:llars per
annum and giving the severall raliiins ja iudlated on
the sample form.
7. Compared with the estimate for salaries and wages
should be the amount expended for thtrse pujrii..'es dur-
ing the fiscal year ending June 3o. 111ll.
8. The sample lorm should be carefully followed.
Quarters Within Hospital Grounns.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 23, 1916.
CIRCULAR No. 627-16:
Paragraph II of Circular No. 627-15 is hereby modi-
fied to read as follows:
All family quarters distinctly and definitely within
hospital grounds shall be regarded as for the use of
doctors and nurses only, the preference to be given
to doctors in all oases, but the assignment of same

shall remain un.lcr the juria.,irtion of the Chief Quarter-
CEO. \X. Cor:T.HALS.

Appoint men ts.
BALROA ITEIGHIS, C. Z., .Ag-il 2',q 1I16.
CIRCULAR No 1..1-3,:
1. EITe'tive A u'Tt ii. l1116. Mr. 1 illiarm R Hollo-
w.y ii appointed Sir.lo nt,',ih*li''i of the I',l.-ifi L cks,.
viir- M r Rih.r'd if. \V ,lir:Ii ... re-i'nod
2. NMr Je:sc C 1 Mvrlik 1- ajppointeJ .A,:i-tanrt Su-
perintendent. Par.afi L 1,l, ei':ctni\ .\A'-zu 261. 1916.
GE.U. \'. (_;U-,lutALS.

Acting SuperintenJent of Mechanical Divi-
B.LBO.A IiEir.t1 -,. C. Z.. Aj.Hii- 31i, '111i.
DUiring the ali o..-r. ,1i Mr. D. C. Nlitinn ; on leave,
eflTTer.e 1 2,1siit 31. ]'I1jl. Mr Jams- MNt frline is
.e i riall-d Arling Sult.riIl:arUilVni uf the Mechauical

Price on Scrap Rail.
R\i BOA HEIGHT-;. C. Z.. Sr .;ein *er I, I 11q.
To all cnrrri..-l- i: rr :rj ',i .u, ir-ii rr oi '\ j.' i-
17 ,i.io'n n '.n rj' n -'al. irnr., an'] leerl:
T .e ra- ;h-o h n f[,r r.au rail .bujld Ile i pier long
tl i in o!.b.ad u i per net lon.
Ohi'q Q.art,.rmnaster.

Acting Receiving and Forwarding Agent at
DALBO\ IlEIG;HrT C. Z lili 2,1. I'lI6.
To all r..-,ri- .1- !.'f- .ri. iI ii- .lii- nndJ dlrrin- the
ab.sen'e of Mr. I' i .1. I.. e. Mr. \Villiiam T.
Setirn will act .' r i-inrg aild F -rarding A.gent
at Critihbal.
S. \V. IfEALD.
,'uptri(l' '.., ptf.

Misdirected Letters.
rA.LBOA. IEIGIHTS. C Z.. Aui;. "f rIll.
The fillouiri.r ihi:1ij 1lr , 1 .j.lj,(.;i i lonetti rs and
p ,iir- lhv.' tjeill Cei ci-. l In tiht ofli e ni the Directur
of Post and m.,y be oltrair.i- ul.in r.'l :n-t of the ad-
*drei.e IR:iieiqCt. may be made by tilb.phune. calling
Balboa No. IS2:
Alexander. John M Kinney. Mrs. G. L.
Arner 1. I. M:iIel, T.
Barthulomrw. George D. Millin.,rin. Mr-i. Lawrence
Brandeinurg. C. MI. hllrhthll, I-rark
Braselma.nn. Haruld P. Morn,-,kip, Frank
Brady. Mrs. J. C. Morrell. H. Gordon
Brynce, Geor-e O'.Shea. MIr. T. P.
Canrain, John. Box 73 Petera, Jiolin
Colhns, James W. Pnrtluok, Mr.. Marie
Co.<, Jame. E. Rielender. Joseph
Croiser. W\'m. W. Rulet)r., Mrs. J. L.
Devajx, lMss E. Sampson. James
Donald. NMis Lillian Scantlebury, R.
Feru on. L. Thomas Smith. Liiou.a3 R.
Fullar, J. J. Smith. William, Box 67
Gray. Albert Sniiler, Fred
Hendr.rickon, Mrs. F. Somi'r, Dr. Fredick
Henry, H. L. Stewart, Nlr-. W. R.
Johnon.. D R. Taylor, Lynn F.
Kammermayer. J. Whittaker, Jo-eph
King, E. C. NM Willim.un. Mis Lilly
Lee, Mrs. Agnes Wulff, August
Leavitt. M. B.

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Shipping Information.

Tide Predictions, Port of Balboa.
Panama (Balboa) tide pr..di tl. i, for the p.-riud
.nmil October 1, are given in this table:

Date. Time and height of higi. ,nd
low water.

Wed., Sept. .......

Tours., Sept. 7......

Fri., SP lt. 8........

Sat., Sept. 9.........

Sun., Sept. 10.......

Mon., Sept. 11......

Tues., Sept. 12......

Wed., Sept. 13......

Thurs., Sept. 14.....

Fn., Sept. 15........

Sat., Sept. 16 ......

Sun., Sept. 17 ....

Mon.. Sept. 18......

Tues., Sept. 19 ....

Wed., Sept. 20.....

Thurs., Sept. 21 ....

Fri., Sept. 22 ......

Sat., Sept. 23 ......

Sun., Sept. 24 ....

Mon., Sept. 25 ....

Tues., Sept. 26 .....

Wed., Sept. 27......

Thura., Sept. 28.....

Fri., Sept. 29........

Sat, Sept. 30........









































16:18 22:19
3.2 12.2
17:34 23.146
3.2 12 5

18:49 ...
2.5 .......

13:28 19-54
13.9 1 4

14:27 20 49
14.9 0 3

15:20 21 :37
15.7 -0 6

16:09 22:21
16.3 -1 2

16:55 23 :02
16.5 -1 2
17:39 23 43
16.3 -0 7

18:20 .......
15.7 ........
12:45 IS -.5
0.2 14 b

13:27 1939
1.3 1.3 5

14:15 2 :21
2.6 12 6
15:09 21:11
3.7 11.6

16:12 22:21
4.5 -10 9

17:23 23.50
4.8 1U 8
18:32 ....
4.6 ...

13:19 19:31
11.6 3. 9
14:06 20:19
12.4 3 1
14:46 21:01
13.2 2 2

15:23 21 ::.
13.9 1 6

16:00 22:13
14.5 0 9

16:36 22:47
14.9 0.6
17:12 23 21
15.1 0 5

17:49 23:55
S15.1 0.7

The tides are placed in the order of occurrence, with

their timer nil thl firqt line and heights on the second
line of ri -l dj a oalfp.rrsunt o: consecutive heighl
will ir.Ji,:te i,-ilh er it i-, hi, h or low water. The
bei-'hlt ill fri t a:d t.-nitig are retckore.1 frIem mean lo.
writer spri.i -. a ;wh i- the aturn of thle sourndings on
the C'na. an1 (;a'.deli. Survey chartis k[r this region.
aid whi, h is 2 feet below mean ee.iletel. To find
the JIlith ol wJar. add the t'buJlar height to the sound-
ilj, i iin rIn the hart. unile-s a minus (-I sign is be-
fure thr- height, in which case mubtr .t it.
The time u.ed i- Coimpolitan Standard. for the
meridinr 75' 1W. The hourr of the day are numbered
coni e.urL.1.i 1l fr.im fih imniidriL 'hti to 23'h (11.00 p. m.'.
All hiourz :r-ir'Tr I3hai 12 are inr the afteriioon Ip. m)
and wli, 'l. finl.~-hi-e] i I? ei.e the usual reikoniap:
fur ir l.au.:e. 13 4 1 i .3.47 p. m.

Sta:ges of the Chagres and the Lakes.
The mu:.lmum r.leviiinn4 of the C'hares River.
GCi'ir, 1.- *. %rll Mr.'iirrire Lil:". in feet ahbre mean
Fial 'l I1r. d ri:, li t \\i. rk cilirng at midluii ht of
.ailtjrtl: lr|,fi.rrih'r 2. were a Inll. -
'haTi.re River' (.Cajii n Lfiak,, \
AI -- Mira-
.. I Alha- t flre,
\'i:ia I(la I ba tun Lake
Simi.. A.n.2"... 1. 1 5 095 25 7' 6 3i .8 40 54 20
Mr.n.. Auia 2 I12-' 35 q (i 0' 56 .;I 86 .'i 54 29
1T2'..A\ -' .. 12, 0) 94 14 6: S:j 86 32 53 95
'We.I.. \.j U. IlJ 25 1 ~' I, ; ' 6 I 54 00
Thr u' 'i. 1 ] ) r I 7 41 i-'. -41 6 4111 54 10
Fri., '. I 1. "'5 I t5 1, is6 :' SR 40, 54 30
Sat., .1. 2 .. I-S 2 11 9I 1 *' G :S 86 36 54 23
I- ___________ - ______________
.li, i niw I tl.r I
trl nL.jr- f.ii I 0 01 n l .

Sailings of Vessel; in Regular Ser'ice with
the Unite Sta.tes.
VLe-n.l. Line. S.il-. Arrived.
SaI ta Mlari..... I. F. ..... .. Au 30. Sept I;
'..!.., ... ... P. R. R ....... Au '. *'1 .ppI* (
.U./.i, .. I F. .... .. i. i. 2 S ept.10
mT ]r'.t . I. F. ('....... Y. t. .. .elpt l:
Alarse ... I R. R .......Sept. 7. 'ept 13
('rin rl .... I:. F. ..... .. Sep 7... Sept 14
Cr lt ral. ......P. R. R........ *Spt. II ..*Sept 1B
T. i. r,t a. ...... U'. F. '. .. .. Srp II .... Sept Ib'
Ci..r . P. .. ..... pt 14 ..Sept 20
*Approir\imat d..lr.
.4;F ,lt.itr2 ...... i F. ..... ... Au i 2h... Sept. 2
H Ir, i ......... 1'. F. (...... ..Au 31) .. .Sept 4
Turrr:llba ..... . F C. .. S pt 2 .. Sept q
Parimnii .. '. F. C. .. Sipt 6 ...Sent. 1
S41t ,; . . 1 '. 1'. sep t 9 .Sepit 16
Carli).j....... I'. F. (.. ..'S.pt 13. ...S-pt. Is
Co.-a. o ....... U F. C.......... S plt 3 ..Sept. 8
AtJ,,,.l : .... . F. C .. ..... Sept 3 .. Sept I1
H r.,r,. ...... . '. r. 1 ..... SI pt 10 .... .ept In
7' ., ..,i, ft ..... I'. F C ..... .. F4, .t I1 t 1,
Par r miina ..... I' . ... .. ., pt 17. .'ept 22
.4t..,. . ...... F. '..... ..... -pt 17.. Zcpt 25

Iligh School Entrance Examinations.
Hi :1 .* Lo0ul eI r.in e amrni '.nj i h. ill Fe I 'd in the
loidrd, ruom. iliid V f r. Adrillitn r.l'icrO BEu!:din, Bal-
b..a Heigh.,li on Monrday, I tui: '.r 2 5, 1916, at .9.15
a. m.
.\. R. LANG.
S ,tl, rin, 1, r,l ol Schools.
B:lb.oa Heighte. C. Z.. Sepllnim er ,. I 11i.

Repairs to Vessels.
Repairs to vr~erk l may be made to any extent, ex-
cept turr.inq of the lareert crank shafts. or longest line
shafts. The new dry dock at Balboa is capable of
docking the largest vessels.


Subscription rar-s. domestic, 51.00 per year: forei-r. $1.50; address
The Paniama Canal Re:ord. Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 13, 1916. No. 4.

Cristobal Coaling Plant in Commercial Operation.
The new coaling plant at Cristobal is now in regular operation for
commercial use, though not all of the work of the contractors has been
completed. The unloader equipment now in use is able to care for
discharging the colliers, and the two of the four reloader towers which
have been taken over for operation are able to supply cbal to vessels
as rapidly as required. In fact, the reloaders in actual practice usually
supply the coal faster than required, for the work of trimming in
bunkers in most of the ships requires considerably more time than is
needed for the delivery of the coal to the hatches or on deck. One of
the Elders and Fyffes ships which has a large, open hatch amidships
over self-trimming bunkers received recently 1,250 tons in three
hours; but where time is lost in trimming the coal in bunkers a ship
may need eight hours to take her supply.
The reloaders were designed primarily for rapid delivery of coal to
barges and colliers with large and conveniently placed hatches. In
order to adapt them better to the delivery of coal to the run of merchant
ships, with all sorts of hatches and coaling ports, the construction of
portable pipe chutes will probably be authorized. These can be affixed
to the discharge chutes of the reloaders and swung around to various
positions to deliver the coal to ports inaccessible to the ordinary reloader
chutes. This will simplify both delivery and trimming in many cases.
The barges equipped with Demayo conveyors are still in use at the
Canal ports, and are in considerable demand for ships taking relatively
small quantities of coal while lying at dock for receiving or discharging
cargo. Locomotive cranes with grab buckets are also used, for delivery
from cars to ships in dock.
In the use of the new coaling plant there is no charge for delivery in
addition to the cost of the coal, which is now $6 per ton and will ad-
vance to $7.50 per ton on October 1. There is a charge of $2 per hour,
however, for the use of each mechanical hoist or crane engaged in coal-
ing ships elsewhere than at the coaling plant.
Traffic Suspended by Cucaracha Slide.
Traffic through the Canal was suspended from August 30 to Septem-
ber 7, inclusive, for ships drawing over 17 feet of water. On Sep-
tember 8 the movement of ships was resumed and on the 9th the last
of the waiting vessels was passed through the Cut.
The suspension was caused by a sudden forward movement of a
large rock in the base of Cucaracha slide. The bowlder was of hard,
compact rock and it was necessary to drill and blast it before the
dredges could handle it. With this rock removed the normal condi-
tions have been restored.
Radio Station on Navassa Island.
A radio station (call letters W\QN) has been established on Navassa
Island by the contractors, the Snare and Triest Company, who are


erecting a lighthouse on the island for the United States Lighthouse
Service. It is expected that the lighthouse service will continue the
operation of the radio station after the light shall have been placed
in use.
Navassa lies off the coast of the peninsula forming the southwestern
extremity of Haiti, directly on the course of ships plying between the
Isthmus and north Atlantic ports by way of the Windward Passage
to the east of Cuba. It is usually the first land sighted by ships from
Colon making direct for the passage, but having an elevation of approxi-
mately 250 feet and being without distinctive features it is hardly
visible at a greater distance than 20 miles. Ships pass on either side of
it, though generally to the eastward, and with the increase in traffic
in the Caribbean the light will be a valuable aid. The latitude and
longitude of the station are 180 30' N. and 74 52' W.
The establishment of the light on Navassa marks the beginning of
execution of a policy on the part of the United States to erect suitable
aids where needed at points some distance from the Canal in order to
assist ships to and from the Canal.
Finding of Board of Local Inspectors in Shoaling of the "Lautaro."
The Board of Local Inspectors in its investigation of the striking of
a shoal at the base of Cucaracha slide on August 25 by the steam-
ship Laularo did not fix the responsibility on any individual. It ap-
peared that the buoy on the port side was displaced by the wave action
of the ship and that, had she been in the middle of the channel as
buoyed, she would not have struck. It is necessary to buoy the
channel from day to day and to drag it constantly between passages
of ships in order to keep tab on any underwater movements of the slide;
and surveys have shown that the rock on which the Laularo struck
had not moved, from uhich th2 inference is ihat the buoy moved.
Four ships navigated the channel safely on the day of this acci-
dent, one of which was larger in dimensions and of deeper draft
than the Lautaro. Since that date a number of ships larger and of
deeper draft have safely navigated by this point in a channel appreci-
ably more restricted than that which was available on the day of the
Lautaro'. passage.
The Laularo has been repaired in the dry dock at Balboa, and has
proceeded on her way to Iquique.

The "Cuzco" Tows a Hulk to San Francisco for Renovation.
The steamship Cuzco, which has been plying between Balboa and
west coast ports of South America, clearing from Balboa last on
July 12, sailed from Callao for San Francisco on August 15 towing a
hulk which was gutted by fire several years ago, and h is since been
lying at Antofagasta. The hulk has been bought by \V. R. Grace
and Company, who will overhaul it and fit it with Diesel engines. -

Weather Conditions in the Month of August.
The rainfall was generally above normal over the Pacific section,
while over the Central and Atlantic sections it was generally below
normal, the deficiency being approximately seven inches over the
Atlantic section. Totals ranged from 5.05 inches at Culebra to 16.56


inches at the station on the Gatun River. The greatest amount of
precipitation recorded on any one day was 4.21 inches, at M\iraflores
on the 14th, which was the only daily rain in excess of four inches.
The estimated rainfall over the Gatun Lake watershed was 11.51
inches, or one per cent below the 6-year mean, while over the Chagres
River basin above Alhajuela it was 11.62 inches, or 19 per cent below
the 15-year mean.
The air temperature over the Pacific coast was two degrees below the
average, while over the Atlantic coast it was one degree above. The
atmospheric pressure and daytime cloudiness were above normal
on both coasts, while the relative humidity and wind movement were
above normal on the Pacific side, and below on the Atlantic. The
surface temperature of the sea was approximately one degree below the
average on the Pacific coast, and one degree above on the Atlantic
side. The evaporation was below normal on both coasts, and slightly
above normal over Gatun Lake.
No fogs were observed on either coast, but night and early morning
fogs were observed quite frequently over the interior. Of the fogs
observed, 32 per cent were dissipated by 6.30 a. m., 96 per cent by
7.30 a. m., and all observed lifted or were dissipated by 8 a. m.
Elevations of Gatun Lake in feet above mean sealevel were as fol-
lows: Maximum, on the 15th and 16th, 86.84; minimum, on the 20th,
.28th, and 29th, 86.25; mean for the month, 86.41; evaporation
-over the lake surface, 4.793 inches.
A summary of the climatological conditions at the entrances to the
Canal during August is presented herewith:
-. Temreratiire. Pre ipita i in. 3id.
6I 0 I > i

2 -M -* d-
_ _io F-7 2- 53 C- a
Colon ...... 29 88u,SO.7 90 Aug. 30' 73 'Aug. 7T 90 I 8 34 14 90 21 1.666 -;E. 3 2, S. ;Aug 31
*Balboa I I I I I
S Hei hts 29 SF 7S .1 Q Aug 12 70 Aur 7 91 10 53 8 03 23 5 00 S. 3 S. Auw. 23
S *Formerly Anr'on.

The "Izabal" Returns with Cargo.
H The steamship Izabal, which was formerly used by the Pacific
kMail to haul water from Taboga Island to ships calling at Balboa,
:prior to the piping of fresh water to the docks, and was sold to oper-
ators of a manganese mine in Costa Rica, who converted her into a
cargo carrier, returned to the Isthmus on September 6. She was in
-transit from Punta Arenas to Cristobal with a cargo of 200 tons of
manganese and lead, which is being discharged for transshipment to
tNew York. The Izabal is registered in Punta Arenas and is the first
Costa Rican ship to make the passage of the Canal.

P anama Railroad Ships to Sail from Cristobal on Wednesdays.
Beginning with the sailing of the steamship Advance on Septem-
ber 20, the ships of the Panama Railroad Line will sail from Cristobal
for New York cn Wednesday instead of Thursday. Arrival in New
York will be on Tuesday for the Panama, Allianca, and Colon, and


on Wednesday for the Advance. Sailings from New York will continue
to be on Thursdays.
The Wednesday sailing from Cristobal has been adopted in con-
sequence of the ability to unload and reload the smaller ships at Cris-
tobal in five days. The earlier sailing will give additional time in
New York for minor repairs to the ships.
The Crislobal has been withdrawn from the regular schedule,
following the return of the Panama to service after being overhauled
in dry dock, but will be operated on her former "wild cat" schedule,
making one round voyage in approximately a month. The Ancon
will continue in operation under the same plan. Both the Ancon
and Cristobal will carry passengers both ways until further notice.
Pacific Mail Has Sailing for Guayaquil.
The steamship San Jose of the Pacific lMail Steamship Company
sailed from Balboa for Guayaquil via Buenaventura and Tumaco
on Tuesday, September 12.
This will be the first call of a Pacific MIail ship at Guayaquil or other
port south of Balboa in nearly 40 Nears. From Guayaquil the San
Jose will return to Balboa by way of intermediate ports, and \ ill pass
through the Canal to Cristobal. Whether the service to the south ports
will.continue will depend upon the cargo handled on this trip.
Pacific Mail Office Moved to Cristobal.
The principal office of the Pacific lMail Steamship Company on the
Isthmus has been moved from Balboa to Cristobal. in consequence of
making the Atlantic end of the Canal the terminus of the line. The
office is in the Masonic Temple.
Maiden Voyage of the "Standard Arrow."
The steamship Standard Arrow, an oil tanker recently completed
at Philadelphia, arrived at Cristobal on September 9 on her maiden
voyage. She is traveling in tlhallast to San Francisco, to enter into
the oil trade from that port. The Standard Arrow is a, handsome ship
of 6,763 net tons, Panama Canal nmeasurement. She is 467 feet 6
inches in length by 62 feet 7 inches beam, and was drawing 22 feet at
the time of passing through the Canal. She can carry 12,000 tons of
cargo and fuel sufficient for the voyage from San Francisco to the
Far East and return.
The Standard Arrow is operated by the Standard Transportation
Company of New York.
October Weather Probabilities.
During the month of Octoljer, 1916, the following weather con-
ditions may be expected at the Canal entrances. Predictions are
based on the records at Colon and Ancon for the past 9 and 10 years,
SWinds-Light, variable winds will prevail over the Atlantic coast
with an average hourly velocity of about seven miles an hour. The
prevailing direction of the wind will ,e from the southeast, although
west and northwest winds may be expected during the middle of the
day. A maximum velocity of from 30 to 38 miles an hour may be
reasonably expected during the passage of local rain or thunder squalls.
Over the Pacific coast and the interior, light northwest winds will
prevail with an average.hourly velocity of about six miles an hour.


Here, too, during occasional rain or thunder slualls, the maximuin
velocity of the wind may exceed 30 miles an hour, but these storm; are
invariably of short duration.
:Rain-The average October rainfall at the Atlantic entrance of the
'Canal is 14.72 inches, and on the Pacific side, 10.53 inches, these
1-averages being for periods of 46 and 19 years, respectively. Twenty-
.five days with rain may be expected on the Atlantic coast, and about
S20 on the Pacific coast, while the average number of days with heavy
F'rain (1.00 inch or more) is seven at the Atlantic entrance and three
Iat the Pacific. Throughout the length of the Canll, the greater part
.'of the rainfall occurs during the daytime, the heaviest rainfall generally
K"occurring between the hours of 1 p. m. and 6 p. m. However, at
This season of the year, the percentage of daytime rainfall is higher
-.over the interior and Pa.cific coast than over the Atlantic coa.-;., and
,:heavy rainfall may be expected there during the early m )rnin.j hours.
iOver both co.asts the time of least rainfall i from 8 to 9 a. m.
SFogs-No Iogs are likely to occur at either Canal entrance, bu.t night
and early morning log, wiill be nurmenrous over the interior. U.-er the
:i.Gaillard Cut section of the Canal, 25 nights with fog miy be expected,
,but as all fogs lift or become dissipated before 8.30 a. m., they should
'.not prove a hindrance to navigation.
STemperature-The average shade air temperature will be about 79
'degrees Fahrenheit over both coasts. On the Atlantic coast the
.temperature is not likely to rise above 90" F., or f[.l1 lower than
.700 F., \while on the Pacific side the maximum temperature may be as
$high as 950 F. and the minimum as low as 680 F. The mean daily
.range in temperature \\ ill be about 100 F. on the Atlantic coast and 140
l:F. on the Pacific coast.
Barometric pressure-The average sealevel atmospheric pressure will
lbe approximately 29.85 inches over both coasts. The maximum read-
ding for the month is not likely to exceed 29.95 inches, or the minimum
vto be lower than 29.70 inches.
j. Relative humidily-The humidity of the atmosphere should average
about 87 per cent over both coasts. The range is greater on the Pacific
coast than on the Atlantic, the average nighttime humidity being 96
per cent and 92 per cent, respectively, while the average minimum
recorded during the day is 75 per cent and 78 per cent.
SStorms-The Isthmus is seldom visited by violent or widespread
'atmospheric disturbances, although rain, wind, or thunder storms of
more or less limited extent are of common occurrence, and may be
:expected quite frequently during the month. Rough weather may be
experienced occasionally to the northward of the Atlantic entrance,
;as this is the season of the West Indian hurricanes. The path of these
.:storms lies well to the northward of the Isthmus during the month of
.October, but a rough see accompanied by brisk winds may be expected
outside the breakwaters, following the passage of one of these storms.
Smooth seas are usually experienced at the Pacific entrance during
-the month of October. Generally cloudy weather will continue over
:.both coasts.
Tides-The extreme tidal range at Colon is less than two feet, and
tidal fluctuations at the Atlantic entrance need not be considered.
Panama (Balboa) tide predictions for the remainder of September
and for October are presented on the following page:


Tide Predictions, Port of Balboa.
Panama (l-.a't'.l) tide trr-d. tons for the period
antil N.-iem' er I. are g:v.r n i this table"

Date. Time and Ai ilgt r, high and
I Iru uarer.

Wed., Sept. 13... .

Thurs., Sept. 14....

Fri., Sept. 15 ......

Sat., Sept. 16 ...

Sun., Sept. 17...

Mno., Sept. 18 ....

Tues., Sept. 19....

Wed., Sept. 20 .....

Thurs., Sept. 21 ....

Fri.. Srpt. 22.

St., Sept. 23....

Sun., Sept. 24......

lon., Sept. 25 ....

Tues., Sept. 26 ....

Wed., Sepl. 27.....

Thurs., Sept. 28....

Fri., Sept. 29........

t., Sept. 30........

4 ..1U
17 tU

17 0

16 6

0 1
1 2

1 :50
2 5

2 40
3 7

4 S
4 :4.
5 3

I 02

1 :52
12 1

13 0

13 S



15 7

1) 4.3 16:55
-1 4 16 5

S11:24 17:39
-1 3 16.3
12:04 l 20 .
-0 15 7

S6 '.6 12:45
13 0 0 2

7:16 13:27
14 9 1 3

7:56 11:15
13.7 2 6

8.39 I 1 .09
12 5 3 7

9:35 16:12
11 6 45

10:54 17:23
11 0 4 8

12.15 18:32
11.1 4 6

7:U0 13:19
4 7 11 6

8:00 1 11:06
S3 12 4

8 :45 14:46
2.a 13 2

9:24 15:23
S7 13 9

9.59 16:00
0.9 14 5

10:35 16:36
0.3 14 9
11:09 17:12
-0.1 15.1

11:45 17:49
-0.1 15 1

23 02
-1 2


14 8

19 39

12 6

11 6

10 9

10 8






0 6




Date. Tina and heght of high and
| 'low uwu r.

Sun., Oct. 1 ........ 6:01 12:22 Is:2S .
1 6 02 14 8
Mon., Oi.. 2 . 0:37 6:41 13:05 19:11
1.2 15 2 U S 14 4
Tues., Ott. 3 ........ 1.23 7:24 13:56 19:59
1 11 b 1 6 13 8
Wed., Oct. 4......... 2:16i 8:16 14:55 20:57
26 13 8 2.4 13.1
Thurs., Oct. 5 ...... 3:22 9:20 16:03 22:10
3.3 13 I 2 S 12.8

Fri.. Oct. 6 ... 4.36 10:41 17:16 23:30
3 5 12.7 2.9 13.0
Sat., Oct. ...... ... 5:51 1205 18:26 ...
3.2 12 9 2 5 ...

Date. i Time and hr rgit oi high and
iI o u at, r.

Sun,Oct. S . 0 4. 7:00 13 14 19:30
13 2.4 13 6 1.8

Mon., it. 9 .

Tues.. Oct. 10

Wrd Oct 11

Thurs., Oct. 12 ....

Fri., Oct. 13 ..... ..

Sat.. O t. 14 . ..

Sun Oct. 15 .

Mon Oct. 1 .'

Tues., Ott. 17

Wed., Oct. 18...

Thurs Oct. 19 .

Fri., Oct. 20 ....

Sat., Oct. 21.. ...

Sun., Oct. 22 ..

Mon., Oct. 23 ......

Tues.. OL t. 24.

Wed.. Oct. 25.. .

Thurs Oct. 26 .

Fri., Oct. 27.. ... ..

Sat., Oct. 28........

Sun., Oct. 29...... ..

Mon., Oct. 30 ......

Tues., Oct.31.......

I :4-2

1. 5

Iri I
Id 1
4 :0<
16 .;

4 :47
16 2

1. ,

6 0o
15 2

0 :3'
1 2

3 .5

2 -52r
4 Lu

.3 1

5: IS

11 5

12 2

13 0

2 21

14 6
15 2

4: IS

5 00
15 S

5 :44

0 9

The tides are placed in the order of occurrence, with
their times on the first line and heights on the second
line of each day; a comparison of consecutive heights
will indicate whether it is high or low water. The
heights in feet and .tenths are reckoned from mean low
water springs, which is the datum of the soundings on
the Coast and Geodetic Survey charts for this region
and which is 8.2 feet below mean sealevel. To find
the depth of water, add the tabular height to the sound-
ings given on the chart, unless a minus (-) sign is be-
fore the height, in which case subtract it.
The time used is Cosmopolitan Standard, for the I



1 3

5 :52
0 3

9 !9
-0 5

11 20
11 :00
-0 8

11 "*9
-0 J

U 5

6 47
14 3

13 4

S -0Q
1.3 5

11 0-

ii :0lI
II 1

II 0

4 6

3 7


S 4S
1 7



0 1

10 435
-0 4

11 :25

12 .07
-0 3
15 4

14 4

15 1

15 48
15 6

16 32
15 7

15 5

15 U

14 4



14 .34
3 5

4 3

4 6


II 4

12 1

12 9

13 7

14 4

14 9

16 48
15 2

15 3

15 2

0 3



























meridian 750 W. The hours of the day are numbered
consecutively from Oh (midnight) to 23h (11.00 p. m.).
All hours greater than 12 are in the afternoon (p. m.)
and when diminished by 12 give the usual reckoning;
for instance, 15:47 is 3.47 p. m.

Official Circulars.

BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., August 31. 1910.
CIRCULAR No 661-34:
Effective August 26. 1916. Mr. James Maofarlane is
appointed Assistant Superirutcdcit of the Mechanical

Corrected Rates of Pay, Cold Roll.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z., September 1. 1)116.
Effective July I, lrtl6. the following rates of pay
are established, to correct an error that occurred in
compiling irc!ular No. 6i'J-1, uf July 1, 1916:
Heavy forger ......................... 4 cents.
Boat builder........................... 66 cents.
Flange turner ............... .... .... 7. cents.
G oernor.

Opening of School.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z.. Set.iemiber 11, I'l6.
To all co'aierniid-The public ,-.hou!s of the Canal
Zone will open on Monday. October 2. I'il,.
All children residing in the Canal Zone, whether of
employees or nonemployees, and children of American
employees of The Panama Canal, Panama Railroad,
United Stales Army and Navy. ard other departments
of the United States Governmenlt. resmidinm in Panuma
or Colon are entitled to Iree school privileges. The
children of employees not Iling in the Canal Zone and
not citizens of the United States are not entitled to
Canal Zone school priileces. No child will be admitted.
however, who will nut be ,ix years old on or before
February 1. 1017.
Schools for white children will be opened at the fol-
lowing places:
Balboa .........Grades I to 12. inclusive.
Ancon.. ........Grades I to 8, irlusive.
Pedro Miguel.... Grades I to 7., irlusive.
Paraiso..........Grades I to 3, inc!uive.
Empire.........Grades I to inclusive.
Gatun ..........Grades I to S, inclusive.
Cristobal........Grades I to 10. inclusive.
Colon Beach ...Grades I to 4, inclusive.
The dividing line between the Ancou and Balboa
school districts commences at the nurses' quarters and
extends to the railroad tracks, passing between houses
592 and 593-X. Grade pupils who live in houses Nos.
36. 47, 568, 570, 571. 572, 574, and 592. and on the
Ancon side of these houses, will attend the Ancon school;
those who live in houses Nos. 201. 202, 576, 593, to 604,
including 593-X. and on the Balboa side of these houses,
will attend the Balboa school.
Pupils who live in Corozal will attend the Balboa
Pupils of grades 4 to 7. inclusive, who live in Paraiso
and pupils of grade 7 who live in the west side of Canal
will attend the Pedro Miguel school. Pupils of grade 8
who live in Pedro Miguel and Paraiso and on the west
side of the Canal will attend school at Balboa.
Grade pupils who live between Gatun and New
Culebra will attend the Cristobal school.
The Corozal pupils will take the train for Balboa leav-
ing at 7.39 a. m., and return on the train leaving Balboa
at 3.10 p. m.
The Culebra pupils in the first six grades will take
the Camp Gaillard bus for Empire at 7.45 a. m., and


feT '^ -" ..."* *..:


return on the bus at I 00 p. m. The Las Cascadae
pupils in these grades will take the Camp Otis bus for
Empire at 7.20 a. m.. and return on the train leaving
Empire at 1.25 p. m
The Parai.o pupils who attend the Pedro Miuuel
school will take the brake leaving at 7.45 a m. and 1U.45
p. m and return on the braLe leaving Pedro Miguel
at II p. m. and 3 p. m.
Grade and 6r:.t and second y. ar hish school pupils
who live between New Culebra ard Gatun will take the
train arriving at Cri lobal at S 55 a. m and return from
C('rtobal on the 5.10 p. m. train.
First arid secnd year high 'chool pupils who live in
Catun will take the S.4UJ a. m. train for Cristobali, and
return on the 5.10 p. m. train.
All high si bool pupils who live between Balboa and
Las C'acadas will take the train :'rwving at b:lboa
at 7.45 a m., and return on the train I,..ving Balboa
at 3.10 p. m.
Third anri fourth year hih school pupils who live
between New ('Clebra arid Criltobal will take the train
arri. iri at Balboa at 9 a in., and return on the train
leaving Balboa at 5 10 p. m.
Hiih' sa.hool prpilis who live in Anron may take the
labor train leaving Panama at 7 40 a. m.. and return
on the labor train leaving Balbua at 3 2U p. m.
The train arriinni at Colon at S 5 a. m. will make a
special sr.p oipproite Fourieeuth S(reet fur the conoea
ience of the pupils.
White schnirals will open and close according to the
foliuwing selihdule:
A. Mi. P. NM.
Balt..a hibih ......... S 00-11 30 1 00-3 00
Balboa elementary........N i00- 00-1 1 0-3 00
Anrie n ... ....... S 00-11 0 lI 1.0-3 00
Pedro Miguel ... .... s 0- II Ul0 1 00-3 00
Parai.o ............... 8 .30-1 .i1u 12 .i0-2 30
Empire ............ ... S.i..0 a. m. to 1.00 p. m.
Gaun .. .......... 8 00-11 00 1 00-3 00
Cristibal (high and elemen-
tary I ..... ........ 9 00-12 00 1 00-3 00
Colon Beach ........... 0i0-11 00 1 00-3 00
Wbhrrever practicable. the fir-t crade in all white
schools will dismiss 30 minutes earlier than tie other
grades, and the second and third grades 15 minutes
earlier, both manrrnnm and afternoon.
Schools for colored children will be opened at La
Boa. Pedro Miguel. Paraiso. Empire. Gatun. and Cris-
tobal. The se-sions in the La Bora, Pedro Miguel. and
Empire colored schools will be from 8 to 11 a. m.. and
from I to 3 p. m. In the Pariso. Gatun, and Cris-
tobal colored schools they will be: Lower grades,
from 7.30 to 10 a. m. and from 12.30 to 2.30 p. m.;
upper grades, from 10 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., and from 2.30
to 5 p. m.
The above schedules are subject to such changes a
conditions may warrant.
Requests should be made to this office immediately
for railroad transportation for children living in com-
munities where schools of appropriate grades, or brake
service, are not provided.
Parents of pupils attending the Canal Zone school@
for the first time should prepare the following informa-
tion and give the slip of paper containing the same
to the pupils to hand to the teachers on the first day
of school: Pupil's name; place and date of birth; date
of arrival on the Isthmus: city, or town, and state in
which pupil attended school, if pupil has previously
attended school; and name, chea:k number, occupa-
tion. and address of parent or guardian. Pupils whe
have attended school in the States should, if possible
submit their report cards from such schools.
Approved: Superintendent of Schoola
Executive Secrtary.
Cable Routings.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., September 5, 1916
To all agents and operators-The following is a copy
of message received from the Central and South Amen-
can Cable Company relative to the handling of mee-
sages via New York until such time as the Tehuantle
pee lines are open for traffic:


"Owing t,, the continued interruption of the
Isthmuinj ol Tehuanlerpec hres. all tratht to Louisi-
ana and Tcrxs will be routed via New York at a
higher rate until further nolite."
W\. F. FOTrER.
Master of Transportatron

BALBOA IHEIGiTS. C. Z ~Cepltembrr 9. Li16
CMcrLa R No 4t16:
Tu aitilns and op. rotor,- MA cir.- ijlr No 4i.1 of Sr .,-
tember r, r:-ir'.iit Ie-.'--..e vi', T .atu-anieper.e lrin'.
heretb;, -ari.-clieJ the C'.ntral and .,..urb Anm-,r .an
Teleer.rh Ctom :''mp:ny noati a.l.,iri i thr t tit.able 6. rvyr.
via CGakn.-t,u hasb again beer r-t lre,.J
Ma.'tIr of Tra',sporrtaton

Sale of Automobile Sun-ries.
THi- P.N.tM. CANt.iL.
CRISTOBAL. &.. 1.., Sr [enjL.er 'a, 1Il1.
Ti' L'r, nirv r i'i" r .r' II ""q-i- A pl ) oufl .Ju illrilip:
sun.'rit'.. .. it- r ,-ic.l\ .J nJ r.l+i,',l tif A,' Ii: t11 ii.omf-
n *ui. t ,-". .-, r-,i ; if r .l-t- ,t '-i I'ri- '-l l ,1'lr
the pr- I. I 't l. -A i. i will hfe cohnedcJ t
the;- !r:-... 'nIU. ll'll;.-l--
T1 i:j a I t.a-iiu of i al .... .r. 'r4-,1 1 r.all-J to ith fjict
that th i njri,i.;jry 'll l- r.i .d.t' iant 'lJ.IrJrt,.. in
San y w. ri. i .1,1 I.m .l r l .ii-.', art. jil ,I .t.L .iaLItI
and (Iim I pi..arh.i- t-r; 'i r ;;,t,- i, , i, u, hirm.trl
shou, ld I, If .%r rL 1.' t ,'li o rii t w lrh [i r i'li'l-
fa, tir.:: w u.' r' m ar.. il ;'lIr.r dill Lbr lurt.-il, .
on rePir.At
Phi i.e icve the arhove inufrtroni 0n due pubili'ht r,..ih
your trade.
GItniral .Ml "a"

Holiday Hours for Commissary Stores.
L'KISTOBAL. I Z., September I. 1'-.,
Bullet[., No. 6il-
To .arrnoi .cry .7imagjr(.lt'r--Attntriln ii iri.-lred to
the .fllowlni. -ait n led ril.- fir kliepiri:cn pera on Itgil
I (.'Lu'r..-iarei wni hie closed on all legal boll-
da3 e'.c-pt
2. h'-:. lI:gal L,.,li'.Aj lpricedes or foClluw' a
Sunday the crocerv antd ,] uJ outrage dit.lartrweni'
will bh open fr.,m 4 a. m. to 9 a. m. on the s, urd
day of the 'i.ale hhli'tdllay
R. K. MoIORisi.
Gn rral Mtlarzgr

Examination rty Board of Local Inspectors.
The Brard of L.oi.al InApectrirs will conduct examina-
dions at the Atlrnumstration Biiildiine, Balboa Heights,
room No 3(i4 on rlVie~]iJay. September "U. l' beginpiu pronmprtly at S a. m fr persons dte]ri(g the
Following tlIa.LVs of lhenses. Pilotas, mia-ters, mates,
marine eonneers. chaijffeurs and rlavicatorsi of motor
boats. All applicants rr lircense must procure frum tne
office of the board. ruom No. 211, Balboa Heights.

form of appli, nation and information respecting the
filling out of the same, not I-ier than a day previous
to the e.amiriatinn In addition, all persons desiring
chauffeurs liienres must provide themselves with
automobiles with whith to demonstrate their ability
properly to operate the same.
The dcmonstrratlln leIt for arrpli'ants for chauffeurs'
li,-en-eq will be civen on Tiesdav'. the day preceding
Ihe writ tenr eramiratnion. at 2 p. m at the Administra-
tions Bulidjtra. B:alboa fHerlii-
Applianrt for linern-es a- rt ivglators of motor boats
will be required to zite il-mornti.tration of their ability
to operate ,.h hba;- and mll be obllaed to provide
themnel e ,s will batl, flr l~ ic purpose. This test will
be eive in ThuLr-.lav, thb day tI.llowine the written
e'.aniii ti i n,. as I...]h.,.- At Cri-it.bal. upon arrange-
merit wvitl t h- ('apln of the P-rt. at Gamboa, at 8
a. m. and. at Ralt.,,, at 2 p m. Appl,' ants for the test
at Cri:iobal t'r Ralbl.a ilould pri-cnt themselves at
tie offlirce of ile C'ararin of ilie P..rt. at Cramboa, the
d'.[ttuv itt.e'ctnr will hto pr: rt at the Panama Rail-
rrta, Slalitni at tbe hour tlienti n.il above
For tht bern'fit uf aprlit'aii re-i.lirn in Gatun and
'ri-tonl.al i.r 'rlnn. extarruhitli.In ftir If- lenses as nari-
at,.'r> ,-f r,.tajr boat-. :it,.l a- t haaiff.,iirs, will be held
at clir otfit-r ot the I'jpl.tln of tih P, .r of Cristobal on
-rci.l,, -.e.pi bler 2'. lit. [r-ni 'i a% m until 11 a.m.
A'llIh, arn shnh l.J ti.,r r i-, -.1 v]ith motor boats or
EauniInori'Lles for th e d-l n r'im: .r i.-lrn telt.
( IE0. J. \'.\N.ERSLICE
R .L'..rl'd. Iuar'J ci'f Local Inspectors.

Levelman and Transitman Examination.
A l-%t.lriiir :.ii.1 trnit-itm aa.i minaiiillon will be
h-1.1 r iti .. l ...a. I ri.in] ...1' th .1A lm iri-tration Build-
,1: at Pa .l'i.. 1. I':tr 'ni 3Sumji'. n .ir m iir g, September
.4 1 t16. :im i . 1 . L .
Th.'i-E dc-jirir, t i t r !;: Ili]t c..minart.-,n will submit
art n ath'llr- 1ii Li tirr I .l.ld- of tiar-ir divisions,
gi i," i li fl ]", l' ,r if i..ri n i ,i
iai IL .. nirir,,,i J. 1 ,edJ il ...im .,n or tranitmanj.
I.,l l me arind :-idr -
i.- i lit- .j the i' i if -..ur dii action. with names
.f ,'rpi- raiir:. jiiL. a, tJ ttllet-.e to -etiher with dates
-.it g ar.dati ci ie.
idi (r..- an oull.l.i of your frttrirence, with the
ad, rr.r .nalm e l.-rti h Lo tim -' trik.i l in ea.h position.
All alpli. a1-i .- *r. I' t m iiild it the Otice En-
.-iner. B ilhu A t llei-:l., on ,r t.erl..e S'ptomber 14. 1916.
On Siiij ilt. thi: 21h I, r.ro'inm, a wTittetn and oral
F.aminiii un aill be Civen. all p arptr to be completed
bi 12 m.. all part.I of the e\Uamiiarhion to have the fol-
ining (couint:
Eiluration . 10
Ixperri-. c ..... 15
Wrolte e.nairnutioni 0
Ural ~nainiliar.l .... 20
Free hard lettering ...... .... 5

Total .. 100
Thore revri\inis a staindr-jie uf 70 or better will be
eligible fo:r pr-imoil;rn to the po'-itions of levelman
and trniiitman, respectively. aqs a'carcies occur.
Bvard of Examirners.

Deceased. Employees.
The iolljwing -~tateo of deepaed employees of The Panama Canal or The Panama Railroad Company are
no% in proce-.s of settlement, and auy claims against thei.e estates, or any information which might lead to the
location of heirs. or to the recovery of property. bank deposits. postal savings or postal m 'ney order deposits, or any
other moneys due them. should be presented at the office of the Administrator of Estates at once in order that the
estate may be settled as soon as possible. MAI claims should be itemized, sworn to before a notary public, or other
public officer having a seal and submitted in dupheate. These names will be published but once.

Name. Check Native of 1Ithmian Employed by Date of
No. residence death.

Rostri Coakley....... 'lr,2 Fortune Iland Panama ....... Balboa aren y......... Auust 2 ?. 1916.
Pablo Cah-llerrn...... 1i I i C,..l..mbia .... Cam Pi Bierd ...I Do:k 9. P. R. RI. .1 Sept. 1. 111G.
Chas. Gittens...... ...81ll Barbados...... Colon ....... Panama Railroad..... Autiut 26. 1916
a- M -d- k ...... ? lami ics.. .. R lh:.. .... Municipal Enrinnee. .1 Auust 23, 1916.


Joint Commission.

Certification of disagreement.
In the matter of the claim of H R. Brown and J AM.
Mrney as Ihe Venado Plantalrins Compan',. for prioprly
designated as "Veriaido Plantaei.,, 'irti.rirctiri of dis-
areement. Iruir No. 281. sit nrsfditi, ruie N,. 21i,
docket No. 341, Jidy 10. 1-*16->-nder the pro- iior s of
Article XV of the treaty between the Uinird States of
America and the Republic of Panama, ratitied February
26, 1904. it is prviduied:
"The President of the unitedd States shall Tnmi-
nate two persons and the Pre-ident of the Republic
of Panama shall nominate two persons and they
shall proceed to a dec-.ion: but iin -cr of dis-
agreement of the Commtsioon ib\ re'ron of their
being equally divided in conclriliun, an umpire
shall be appointed by the two Gu\ernments who
shall render the decision."
Pursuant to the provisions of ,Ihi article, the I ,ommia-
aion desires to brin;z to the notice if the uimiire duly
appointed under the treaty that the Comnmjiion has
been unable to reach an agreement on the followin_:
71T Qu,lt,'i ..f V1l'iue.
The Joint Cummis-ion here ili rerifies rhi, .iis-
agreement to the umpire npr....iried under the treaty
as provided for in Arrniile \\ of -ai.l treaty.
i. ALFARO. CLF.MLNT L. 'OL'E1, E. Conlnts" :'vulCrs.

Decision of the Umpire.
In the matl'r of the clsaii ,f H R Bri'r. n oand J 31.
aorry for Lhe property i .,,;.i n n. LV..ir 'i 'lart.ili.ri,
decision of the umpire. auird .V... I11, d.:.rk-t .VNi. ?41,
August I, Olo-Wherew.-r refereni.-.e i ma.i. in tbi'
decision to "the treaty" it i- uLinlr-..tr 'jil to m,-an lthe
Canal Treaty bhrweein the Iarti-d S'~t':~ r.- America
and the Repiuli.' of Panrm-in. ratril: I F,.bruarY 2?i. l'll.
Mr. Charles Mel\lle Brown ii I t'e n-sm-. .,f Mr.
Henar R. Brown and Mr. J-arnci N. Molrev of Ternes-
see. and with full powers to art for them. purcha-ed
from the owners of tile so-called "Alha propprty" a
parcel of land ol 250 hectares, afterward- known a' the
Venado p:lantation." Title to the property and its
area, and in inventory of the improvements thoreon
was agreed to between Mr. P.rouri anr.d couti-l fir the
United States. and (conurrecJ in bty the ('Crmmin -ion,
and in consequence of that unanrmou' asrreement. when
Mr. Brown was dispos~.e-'ed by the linited StIMtes the
claim rested only upon the value of the land, improve-
ments, and the damages sustained.
In the year Iq09. when Americans were encouraged
to establish agricultural industries in the Canal Zone
by an Act of Congre-s providing for tie leasing for peri-
ods of 25 years of public lands in the Zone for that
purpose, Mr. Brown commenced to clear the land and
to plant along scientific lines, as Commissioner Bouve
states in his opinion, stumping 225 acres at consider-
able expense.
This plantation is situated along the sea shore on
the Pacific side about nine miles from Balboa and 12
miles from Panama-on account of having to co around
the breakwater constructed by the United States
since the purchase of the land by the claimants.
Though the order expropriating all private prop-
erties in the Canal Zone is dated December 5, 1912,
the Venado plantation was not actually occupied by
the Government of the United Slates until the year
1915. and in the meantime Mr. Brown, in order to main-
tain the plantation in the same state of cultivation as
It had in December. 1912. continued his work there
without interrption until the time of the trial of the
claim in the early part of the year 1915.
) In view of the Executive Order of the President of
the United States of December 5. 1912. the claim-
ants on April 21, 1913, filed with the Joint Commis-
,ion, duly established under the treaty, a claim for
damages in 'the sum of $213,033 United States cur-
rency, increased in 1915 to 8218.070, and in the present
year to 5268.143.55 United States currency. After a
ull hearing by the Commission. the record of which
may be considered a masterpiece on the cultivation of
coconuts and of the coconut trade, the Commieion
agreed in the ownership of the land involved and as to
the inventory of the improvements on the property,

but di-a-rreed on 'he questi.-n of value. which ques-
tic. was certified to the iimrire for deti-iin. in ao-
co lance uith Article XV of the treitv
There is a aide difTeren,-' in the total value placed
to the property and the damin:e 'i-ustainel a' set out
in the opinion of the mernlr-r3 rof the Commission.
Commnis-iroier Lewis hein, of t-,e oreir-inn that an award
is due the i-l tim.nini in llie sum of tlr'l2.-07: Cummni-
ionrer BIyd. S1200')01: the fnre nirn Ijr-ine c-Orlrimi-
rirp on tie part of tIP Rprutili- of Par irn while
the Ampriann crmtl- i n"nTr-Me-r'. 'rrc.tnet and
Bnive--pl-rv a total al.-ie on the p,-o',prt ofL $101.-
060 and $101.233, re p'r-'tve y. all I'nited States cur-
The opirnin of the Amerian membjerrs r'f Ihe Corn
mi iv..'n rconiin a very detail-d s-tudv rf lthe ent.'re
qep; ion andr it is rathi r r mirl'taile thit though
they \iew the qie-:ion from smin 'tr-t .Jir'-Trpnt anles.
the', arrive at prnri,-ti li'v he irr. r.r in. -in "- ti' the
amount due the il.jimant. 'rinI Jotriil',- erar it ii due
Commiiiinirerr Cornet ind DB,.-'e for t1!e study ihey
made nf ihi; rans. poerhalin cm..irnimc-, ra.lltr onev. rP in
account if tie proprert in qiue i..rn i it:: that of itn
zens of the Uniitd St ~r-.
A.''orrdi!ti ti the rietimony (if tho cv i.-rnment in-
epe, tar-Frwin an.J Gri-thi e lue the t, Ind
and m iromtemonrit i,, [it' V.-i .l]o pliint ilitni [r t in.
clr lidin: ariv da*nin'er -ij jir.jl, hiv ile irwner; th-recf.
via] the ionrrf rit "urnm ,if c; -' 'rI UnitlfJ ,'atc- crar-
ren vc rind rirthermrnrr, .i- '.: nrui.-.-,r"r RButII P ;Co,
out in hi; writrtn lt,',r .irn im 4i tl,-v .av ri their
orirLinn Venadlo plainta'iin i. ip ,,.'-t ri mt in- r.n rhat
the'v ltve as yet 'een within the limit, of ite 'anal
ZI ,it."
T-il;ing int ,) ontiderationi tl'. stinl ijriiri-.ni of (,m
mi-:tincr' C',rnet. BRoue. rnd B--,.'. with whom I
anrep in the ma m v.i. i.'. i.l.-in a- the ninrire dult
ai pnitled under Ihe tre-atv. i- 1tat 1 11 R Brown
and .1 MN MNri''- i th.' rc.-ver, of tie,- Ven.'iao r- lnta
t-ltion sr.' en;iriln tio f.im-meri ,tiio: in the sum of S12i0.-
0r:1 Unitpi Sti r-- irrr-nrir [fo'r :ll ri tl. title, and
interest in ard t- t ree Venn.lo 1.-int.in.ri and .ll d.:ma.ze
and experine e f nhr atrer nrit!re -i-irrr'l Io dar'e in
the P-propriatio-n of that property by the United Statels
of Am'.rica
An award i' there-i re male ane-rinst the United states
in favor of H. R. Brrwn ind I NI Morev, in the sum
of Sl?0.i0f L'UniteJ S.nt.- rurre-ncy. nfor ill ri-ht. title.
and i;nitee.t the -aid H. I. Brown ri n1 J. NI. -M.rey
m.rv t(,-e'rss cr mayv i-\ve p'-(~'se-d in and to the \e-
n.do rlanatinin and all improvjem.p nts of whatever as-
ture located thereon. inrlliiiinr' all d:imaies -qiutained
and expenses incurrred tn l-ate in the expropriation of
this property hy the Unitedi State, of America II
payment or te-nrder o:' roavimn' rf thi; award is not
made on or Lerore the fir-t dfi of Septemler. luliti. said
award shall thereafter be'r iriterect at the rate of si4
per centtAm per annum until pnid
\'croN MI. CONCAS. i'mpire. Joird Commission

Certification of Disagreement.
In the matter of Ith caimw of Fra'i'isra dr la Barrera
et al., for pronprli dcsi-watid at Calla B',ca, certifica-
lion of diaagrrfmrn,. ruler Ao. 2Y8 a, ,orsdirrtg rule No
222, dnckfr No. RO0. Julv 21. 1916 -Unde- the pro-
visions of Article XV of the treaty between the United
States of America and the Republic of Panama ratified
February 2A. 1Q04. it is provid-ed:
"The President of the United States shall nomi-
nate Ito rper-ons and the Pre-ilenl of the Republic
of Panama shall nominate two person. and they shall
proceed to a decision: but in case of disarreemenl
of the Commission iby rea-nn of their being equally
divided in conrlu;ioni an umpire shall be appointed
by the two Governments who shall render the
Pursuant to the provisions of this article the Com-
mission desire' to bring to the notice of the umpire duly
appointed under the treaty that the Commission has
been unable to rearh an agreement on the following'
Tli Quttuion of I'alur.
The Joint Comnumssiin herewith certifies thi dis-
agreement to the umpire app:.inted under the treaty
as provided for in Arti le XV of s.i.d treaty.
J. ALFARO. CLEMENT L BOLVE, ( oinntlSSio ers


Decisions of the Umpire.
In thF millttir of tIh clarm of Froric:.,a di ta Barrfra
et al., Jur tlenita rtsr'i.,itd as Cailla Ri.ca. decision of the
umpire. anaird Noa. 122, d.'. t .-'t .uO. o,-st 3. 1014--
Wherever releretrii.- i- made in this dee-i.in n to "the
treaty" ii i nri lfrot. i in mean the Canal Treaty
between the lriTe.jl Staiti ,f America and the Republic
of Panama. ral-irl.,J Fri-ru-trv 2',. I'1il4.
Francu-i-ena dp I. Barrenr. La'ira Deberrinardi Guillir-
mina Whit-rh,.r. aind Meri eks fier.i- on NMav 12. 11:3,
filed a rlae m %Nith the J itrit Ci,mtni iot[ fi[,-.r Q21,:41 2 LIS
litiird Sta litt- cuirrency. li.r a tra i if lard nIEllcE "Calla
Bt., a". elaimm:ri that t11 had' ani arra i-f 4 1-1 7 l':i hectares.
With o-iml-rin l-.ie jairrr.'; thie aitr,rnep's otr the
Uriited Siat.- aJmit th:-l he 'illa 'oi.a traie is pri-
rately nrared l.-l anrd i:..nt:,irl 4',1 i(G hc-i are1. q..ite
75 bhertarti.- lri. re thil.n the atim-int' ask fur in their
claim,. hut itIl. it ati.rre' k nimari' that theep claim-
arr er taliiih their title lo the land and prou ie the \alue
Th-r it imarit. -l.ive r.re.pented Fnviilrice before the
Commi 'i,-n 0 Ir,-.-il prier..dr.m had. befi..r- the (';rcuit
Court of the ('ailrl 7 Z.-.r anrd of t dI'amenti han.ied dii.wn
by thai (.,-jrt ,-r i.:rifirmi I-v ithe Suprtime ('oiirt,
of the ('anal 7. on- whri ..n it wn' Ileld that thIe M'laim-
ant- hrrirn ar. t5r ..l,- 1 .Wnitr' of the Calia Boca lands
in flie fo.lli.w.irL i.ortrikn ti wl it
NMhrr ee.i D-n:.. .... ....... 2'1
G ullermritna 111 .it hrrn ....... .. .. 2'1.9
Fran' ise i Ii- l i B a rr ra ....... .. .... I
Laura L'rbchrriard .......... .. 7 18
T ot-il ...... I
This ,ie i-in of the l i ,iIl :..Ir moturti i. of oiur.ie
reroenized nA fiail h\ ih-t ('lirimii.iojr anil bv ceunijel
for the Uiniled .'-;i n- t I.. mi ,rt, are th prr-per
tribl'juirl- in ii .i. .I. a- ti h t- ownership of land in dis-
pule eclw-rln f-ri.,i- r'.iric'.
The hrrine f I4hii- lainii a.i ronmrrinrce nn .Au,'rit
30. I'l.'' anI ji. th,. I.mujrmi. i, ii j, ati-lr- io arrive
at a d,.-i-ir.n ,,n i. r.ulint no I i it iiedl i iln r li:-IL-.
on tie quiie-lt.. !if l IOil Litn w.i- .r.eritipie to the
umpire frr d,:i -ioti in accordarne with Article XV of
the ireat%.
The opinion of tihe iimmi:--.ioners. very allyv ren-
dered. are a [nill.-A C(-'r.rrnn -i:rn,.r Br'-uve- app'rais e
the land at 7 '1.1 U'rnili ,siatl, currency per hertare
or a total of i ; iii.'ii. Cl.trniLi-iounier Cornie fixes a
value o 5l 15 I'lii-d Stati- ceirrenrv Tper heI'tare and
a total alhe ol j;..S- l.'I:l C-.nmmin-ionerr'4 Boyd and
Lewi apprti-'ed thi; I in. at 3'", Linited Strnte.i currency
per he tare or a tilr'l .alue ofl 1 2.2.-r 51U.
From the er-timonyi' of the- witrr,-;-'e- for both sides
it is very .llbIh.ult to arr .e at an e-im natl or the real
value of he l]ii., in qjetir. as the vauI',i teiif-d
to rante fr-,m rin dno' n to 2'?.50 per ertare Tak in into
consideTraimn litweivl r the o ulanr inspetrliuit malJe
by one l lie nrri mer.; the .'omiui;i lo and the
fact that tihe a'-niti ol thle I-itre, St a'r'- made an offr
of $15 for Irilds in tile immediate ni'hborhuod,. which
was nrjt aicepted. trnm whith it mi.t lie contiJieredi
that thde latl hate a greater value- coniiderint a!ko
the fact that the nar ner of this property have the bene-
ftit of theddiional 75 heetare-. acknowledged to them
by the attorriys for the .L'nrtel Statsr. also the ex-
tpensci the claimants have been put to through the
expropriation of thrir property by the United States,
and all the damage sual neilit-d I fix the total compen-
sation due the claimants at $9 000 United States cur-
rency, and an award ii therefore made against the
United States in fa\,ir ol the per..on heretnafter named
and in the amounts shown oppo..ite their names, in the
total sum of S!.00. U unitedd State currency for all their
right, title. arid intercrt in and to the property de-
nominated "C'alla btca," in:ludiing all damages sus-
tained. and all expenries incurred to date thronuh the
expropriation of this property by the United States
of America.
To Mercedes Deni. ................. 2118 51,000
To Guitlermiria W\%Iitcrhrn ........... 2 I1 1.000
To Fran.-iht a de la Barrera. .......... 7i18 3,500
To Amira iDeLbrnardi ............... 7/18 3,500
Total ......................... $9,000
If payment or tender of payment of this award or
any part thereof is not made on or before the third day
of September, I'1ii, such award shall thereafter bear

interest at the rate of six per centum per annum until
VICTOR N1. CONCAs. Umpire. Joint Commission.

In the mailer of the claimn of Mlanrela George de Iglesias
for preprrty disigruld no f'alle Bruja. decision of the
umpire. rulr .o dii.sasam.l ,'.-. '97, doket No. 852, Au-
gust 2,1016O-Wherever reference is made in this decision
to "the treat" it i- under-.tood to mean the Canal
Treat' between the rmnied States of America and the
Repubtli of Panama. ratified February 26, 1904.
(in May 9, 1'13l. Maniela (George de lelesias filed
with the Joirnt Commi-tiin a claim for $6.000 IUnited
States curren:cy for the expropriation of two hundred
and forly-eight '(241,i heptare. of land called "Calle
Bruja". situated near the hamlet of Lion Hill.
The Joint Conmmiion after having accorded this
claim public hearing was unable to arrive at a decision
relative thereto on aiourint of the- Commission being
equally divided iln rnn li- inn on the quer.uon of li-
ability, and. theref'..re certified this claim tothe um-
pire for decision, in accordance with Article XV of the
The 'pinion of the rommis winners are: Two mem-
berC hqld that their is nn liability on the part of the
United Statel anl that the l aiir of Manuela George
de I.le.ia,< should Ibe dj-mitpe.1. and the other two
m.-mberb hold that there i. lial.ility and that the claim.
ant is entitled to an aw.ar. ir. the sum of 1$.968 United
States rurrent-\ for two hundred and forty-eight (248)
hectares at 510 per h-cta.re.
The claimarit 'aicrtS that she was the owner of a
tract of land called "Calle Bruja" containing two hun-
dred and fortv-ei-,ht i he.-tares which formerly
wa- the property of her father from whom 0he inherited
it aq his sMile heir. She a!ppt-.red bel.re the Commission
with in pruif to e'taihlih title ti the land excepting
that si-me .if the witrneses it-itified that the claimant
h.ad collected rerti trom rolr-on, who occupied parts of
it, but the time such tolleI.lions were made is rather
indefinite. She never lived ion the lands and only claims
to have visited th-em oc-a-ionallv.
In the year IS5i' the Federal State of Panama on
behalf of the Panama Railroad Company sought to
ascertain the privately onred lands in the vicinity
of the "Calle Bruja" trart. and gave notice to all claim-
ants to make known ihe-ir titles to ownership. Neither
the claimant, Manuela Gporee de gllesias, nor her
father presented any claim according to the map made
at that time and the report of the Secretary of State
of Panama.
It aiupears further than in 1909 a Joint Commission
of the two G;irernments convened to assess damages
to lands tat:en ftr r-anal purpowcs. among them being
a part of the "Calle Bruji" tract. No one appeared
at that tim-. before the C'ommi-sion aw the owner of the
"Calle Bruja" tract and an award was therefore made
for 62.4-S to "unknown owners" to be paid into the
courts of the Canal Zone.
It further appears that on the 26th day of August,
190'.. the Circuit Court of Cristobal heard and decided
the cLAim uof various persons who claimed the award
above referred to in the sunm of t2.4S0. Manuela
George de Igle:iasa was not one of those who appeared.
She neither appeared before the Joint Commission
of 1908 (though public notice was given to all eon-
cernedi to as.ert her claim to the land nor did she ap-
pear in the Circuit Court to controvert the claims of
those who demanded the money previously awarded.
Consequently, if she or her father ever had any rights
to the lands claimed they have carelessly allowed
others to supersede them, having neglected to properly
protect their property before the Government of the
Federal State of Panama. before the Joint Commis-
sion, and before the Circuit Court of Cristobal. Canal
Zone. when the lands of "Calle Bruja" were paid for
by the Llnited States.
In conclusion and in accordance with the opinion
of Commiasioners Bouve and Cornet, the opinion of
the latter having been largely followed in the prepar-
ation of this decision, my decision as the umpire duly
appointed under the treaty is that the claim of Manuela
George de Iglesias, docket No. 852. for the lands of "Calle
Bruja" should be, and the same is hereby, dismissed.
VICTOR M. CONCAS, Umpire, Joint Commiasion.


Certifications of Disagreement.
In the matter of the claim of hnr o Gro6rar.o Le ws for
property denannatd as Las fabicrnite r,'rificrtnn If
disagreement. rul- No. 283. 'upi' rs.dij, i vN. -18,
docket No. 571. July 10. 1916-Under the pro.i lonn
of Article XV of the trepity between the United
States of Ampri.'a and the Reputbli of Panama,
ratified February 26. 1104. i ii s proideld:
"The Pre-ident of the Urnited i 'tate.- i hnll nomi-
nate two persons and tle Prr-i-leni of the Republic
of Panama shall nominate tw.j iierstnIs anrid they
shall proceed to a del-ion. but in ia;r of fi a.ree-
ment of the Cvmmisini I-by rreaon of treir hintg
equally divided in con.ilu:ioni an umplirr hllI bhe
appointed Iv the two Governlments who shall ren-
der the derision."
Pursuant to the proviionu of this article the Crmmii-
sion desire- to brine to the iotire of the impir- diuly
appointed under the treat\ tha; the Commi--tor, has
been unable to rarh a anareement on the following:
The Quitbioi of Liidtlu arid V'alls.
The Joint Commi;:ion herewi'h ,rertiies t:,is di-'a-
greement to the umpire appoineid iinder lte treaty
as provided for in Artlile XV of -aid tre'atv.
S J. ALFARO, CLtEMI NT L. ROUV'E, L ommrnisionI7ts.
In the matter of the claim rl J.hn Muire'i:r .p r prop twly
located near Empire, 4crtiftirath.r, o. dlisortrme.l. ru!e
No. 285, supFrfrsill, rule No. 2-'/t. locklt A.. 4JUS.
July 10, 100oo-Lnder the provi-ions uf Art i-l XV of
the treaty between the U:nited Sitatp rf America and
the Republic of Panama, ratified February 2., 1914,
it is provided:
"The Pre ident of the United States sha!l noni-
nate two persons and the Pre:iden of the Repulhic
of Panama shall nominate two per-ons aiid they
shall proceed to a deci-ion: but in case of dij-are-e-
ment of the Commission Iby reason to their being
equally diidJtd in coneluiotil an umpire shall I.e
appointed by the two Governments who ah.bL ren-
der the deli-on.
Pursuant to the prorieions of tLis article he Com-
mission desires to bring to the note of the iumpir duly
appointed tinder the treaty that the Commis-ioo has
been unable to reach an agreement on the following:
The Question of Liability and I'alue.
The Joint Commission herewith certifies this disaaree-
ment to the umpire appointed under the treaty ai pro-
vided for in Article'XV of said treaty.
SJ. ALFARO, (.LEMENT I POU'E, Commirssi ners.
S In the matter of the claim of the Hurlado family and
Arturo and Josefina Allfecr fur property located in Cule-
bra. Parais and Pedro Aliguel districts, certification of
disagreement, rule No. 286. superseding rule No. -'14.
docket No. 296, July 10, 1916-Under the provisionsof
Article XV of the treaty between the United States of
America and the Republic of Panama, ratified February
26, 1902. it is provided:
"The President of the United States shal nomi-
nate two persons and the President of the Republic
of Panamashall nominate two persons and they shall
proceed to a decision, but in case of a disagreement
of the Commisaion (by reason of their being equ.ily
divided in conclusion) an umpire shall be appointed
by the two Governments who shall render the de-
Pursuant to the provisions of this article the Commis-
sion desires to bring to the notice of the umpire duly
appointed under the treaty that the Commission has
been unable to reach an agreement on the following:
The Question of Liability and Value.
The Joint Commission herewith certifies this disagree-
ment to the umpire appointed under the treaty as pro-
vided for in Article XV of said treaty.
J. ALFARO, CLEMENT L. BoUVE, Commissioners.

In the matter of the claims of John J. Gibbons, for
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No. 1365, August 7, 1916-On June 14, 1913

John J. Gibbons filed with the Joint Commis-ii n a
claim for the rrroprtv de.icInate. a, 'Gliaa.al." ex-
propriated bv the Unitel S utaIe' itindr the Executive
Order of the Prr-dent of Def--mlier 5. 1912. whereby
all lanrd- iI the al Zone'ral were di.' l:iredl r.elSary for
the operations. mu i.ntiia rin e. i.ri.ti Hi,'n etc.. o0 the
Panama iC- inil. Thi n cladin 'ame t.I for hearin-: before
the C-mmi:-inn on .lun 1.. 1ilt Itr. hj.rine being
completed uin .Jme 2'. I1l,!
At tih hearing iI Februarv ar, id Mljr-h 1113 of the
claim rf Naris o Gar-,. .jt.rirte-v-in-f..t for the Hur-
tadu tfamil for pror ertv d iJt.i.n:,ti l a- "( 'rdrJ-,.i y la
Ramoi.a d '-k,- t N-, 2 "I. itr iJ-.':li.p. .i im\t thi:re was
a cortiict hb tween J..ln J GCil..li' i ..I the ilurtaldo
family as tI.-. ihe 6wr: r lhp n' 9 .t i. .t la. i ai- 'ji- ing
of 10t. 5 hp.-tare., Thi- cirin t .- mt ii ,lre arranged
between the pr-rtolp and for hi- -hir.e An .awird was
made ro John J GiUbh.nl i in t' -'ii.m rl .. ~'i on Sep-
tenimt r II I l I aarild No b1 I hi, 1t I, .1-, Il.-,rare.i of
Iand abiime rrferrcrd I1 art.. rherr-f-lr- '.,t before the
Ci mlmm siion .t thii time and p.i mnflt thLrefor is not
in],i lud in this awardl.
There it 'al*) e',\rnmpi-d from this awr..1 .50 hectares
of land ctllumed which i: in ditpiri.? waih Mrl,. I-, lmena
C" de ('arti,.ie arid la n'i bv' tie latter in her claim,
d.,kel No. I 75. nli h h.i nit a-: \i t l.-tri rem:hed
for hearin:_. TIhe C'unimmii-itmn haJ r;lrrai.r-.J fr.om pass-
in rg Ilunn thi- .:U h'crartr. pelr.ihnli the re.h hin? of an
ahreemcrnt betwepii the pa trll:e'' r th.- a.ii-li J [ln:O of
their re dpeitive, rilhi- [J the l.l iart- it. t, 1'anal
Zone The pi-.o of IL jl i ill.-ijile L-,nt-:u tbhe.,t two
parties i.- bounded a? fillonws:
On the ea-t by the Guanebano kc rnr; rn the
we.s by the Crues road. beLit-in1un at the PI-.'o
Real of Cardenjs arin elcntuililg t i th, Iarth a
suaIcirnt diltante alorai tile Guinabanu llii-r and
the C'ru..F.s ruad to cimprlli" 50 ihel.tre,
larious quersti.u-i were raised by 1i'iUli l ,r the
United States in the trial of uis claim. ntLibl:.' that of the
western boundary line of ith prui.ertl, whitlc it was
tontended Ii in c(.tuniri with h' iiile of thiL United
states to the Barrero-Chupadt-ro y ('L.1 tra.i. id in
connection with thj- rionteutin ionuliderab'e studyy was
nece!;;ary on the part of thbr tomnrmils.luno.
After careful Lonrideriuton the Cummi--ion has
arrived at the con lu-iun that the iladimja h.-reln. John
J. Gibbons. is entitled to tompen.maitin in the smu of
$26.00uL L n ed Sta.e cujrreny and an award is
therere hereby made against the 'itled States in
favor of John J. Gibbons. for all right,. title, and
interest he may pI.-.ess or may have poe.e ied in
and to the land diiuminat(d "Guayahal," claimed in
dutktt No. Idb5. ei.epting that portion already award-
ed for in the Coumnimr ion"'s award No.. 95 of September
II, 1915, and thI,: hlty t.is heitare. ill liipute with
Mrs. C(arbone il.o spectfically excepted herefrom, in
she sum of )-i.lJUO Lnited tlate.s currency.
if payment or tender of payment of this award is
not mai.d oiu or before the se-tintb t7hl day of Sep-
tember, 1916. said award shall thereafter bear interest
at the rate of six per centum per annum until paid.

Rules of Dismissal.
In the matter oJ sundry claims, rule of dismissal No.
297. dockrt numbers as shown, August II. 1916-In the
following claims which tame up for hearing before the
Commission this date, counsel for the claimants ad-
mitted that settlement had been made for all the prop-
erty claimed therein.
No. Claimant.
566 Jose Chong.
784 Jose tJoseito; Medina.
No further action is therefore necessary by this Com-
mission, and the foregoing claims are accordingly dina
J. ALFARO, CLEMENT L. BOUVlE, Commnissioners.

In the matter of the claim of Bacham Singh, for property
located nar Boa Obispo, rule of dismissal No. 204,
docket No. 1454, August 10, 1916-The claim of Ba-
cham Singh, docket No. 1454. which came on for hear-
ing before the Commission Monday, August 7, 1916, is


hereby di-missed upon the oral milori of coun.-el for
the claimant made at that tim,. -stin? ii u that full
settlf-me-rit .as made direct iuhl, the a._euts of the
United Statis for all property iof the tlaimjui in the
Canal Zone.

In tI, matter of the claim of Pa.cid'l rl'anaoM.l..t ;,r
howse an Las Cascadas, rule o' Jd mi:. ,.l ,\ J',. in
drrkrt N. 519, August 10, j'1r,-Thr- ..I in, P-j-
cual C:r.in aggio, docket No. 5l'1. ii. .., I r -. ii rel'litt
toj h, '- .. located at Las Casca.l'- C i 1 I .1 Z 1 i.?re'l.y
di-ul:r.-., by request of counr, I I..r trh- iii m il rIho
stalt tllh settlement has beer' ui: l:- v- ili tl,. i.l.,ir.rt
for Ili- rrioperty in question.
J. ALFARO, CLEMENT L. BO.'\E E.COl' 'ti 0 .il;:.

In t/. matter of sundry cl ii'.. ri. .'' ,- in'r .zil
No. -'v locket numbers as s,... r. .1, ,A,.s 10. IPl1--
With re reince to the follo ir, i.lirrn.. the i- 'lente
bx-fr.e lb,. Commission is that tiIrrmn.i the-r-fur Lai
been mj.. by the United -Itjh'
D'k't. [.1, .
Nio (f'.j.'. p i Fni .
01 J:i.ncs Haeshom ..... 5- 1
Sli..h Coumour).
1497 Fc,;ircisco Diaz..... -21-16
154S I :.,c Batiste....... .-' -
1.50 .50 :A rn Salazar..... I I- -1 o
24' L iL l.., Bordon.......... I- .--l
2547 A,. lina B. de Gutierrez 21-'
2612 Toniasa Julio........ .7-2 Ir
2t.,2 L Iher Brice...... .. 7-Ir -l
2716 niam Woo. alias Look ,, 7-1- 16
2721 ,1...: del Rosario Cabelktro 7-'21 -l
27'.9 HI. hard Welch ........ 7- 1i-o
2'1f9 :. li-ro de la Cruz..... 7-21-16
31;t6 :i..iard Welch ........ 7- -t16
3167 S,.itrode la Cruz..... 7-?l 1
in \.-i- of the above rt l:ii ,t, noi fiurrlhir a,' ih.n is
ar-ea.-l; Iby the Commission, and tht Il..rCe.:.,i; j.ljims
ure ther.f.,re dismissed.
L. BOLr'E, RICARDO J. ALFARO. Cumr'lionerrd.

In It. matter of sundry clair.' r. .If ,.mi' el VA',.
291, doki,t numbers as show", .1",l ;I 19Io-\jib
relerence to the following claim;. tlh- i'.rifen'f- betf':r.
the Commission is that settlmr-mnt ti,-cil...r buh beer,
made by the United States:
D'k't iait, of
No. Claimant. p1 sl. 't.
041 Juan Ruiz, administrator of estate of 7-14-16
\ 'ente Ruiz.
1146 Rosalia Herrera........ .. -17-16
II0O \ ict..r Manuel Perez..... .. 7-14-16
14.2 Hlertry Clayton....... 7-14-16
1741 Ni..ulasa Villarreal..... 7-14-16
2447 Ru4o Madrid............ 1-27- I
2536 MiaruIel Meneces. ........ 7-1 -16
2539 Manuel Meneces .......... 7-17-lti
2762 Pablo Morales.. ........ 7-14-16
2944 Manue! A. Nunez......... 7-12-16
3285 Maria C. Lucero......... ... .. 7-12-16
3.542 Norberto Ramos....... ...... 7-11-16
35.,6 Nicolazar Villareal...... -1-
In view of the above settlements, no firtherr action is
necessary' by Commission, and the Ior.:giing clalmu- are
theref.-re dismissed.
L. BOUVE, RICARDO J. ALFARO. (Cirmmirriiaihra.

In Ith matter of the claim it Rammir .lrango R. for.
property located on the west siad of th, (.'aral I, rr Pdro
Bligurl, award No. 127, docket' A 14.)o? arid 14o,
August 10.1916-An award is hereby mrandc ainst the
United Stales in favor of Ramiro .narnco R in the sium
of $10.000 United States currein.y for all right title,
and intcr-,e the said Ramiro .\r.iro R., may pis;esnS
or may have possessed in Ild t. mne property
covered vb his claims filed ailt the JJoint C('m-
misnion July 15, 1916, Dockfets No,. 146-i and l o9
including all pastures, fruit trees, building, and ira-

provcmenrrts of whatever nature located thereon and any
and all damazes suj-tIu:nel un account of th expropria-
tion of this pro(ertn by (thre Unit- I St ite. of America.
If payment or terndir of paymerit of this award is
not mnile on or hb:-ore Itir lith d.iv of .S ptember, 1916,
said award sahill th.realter bear iilt-rre. at the rate of
ix po:r tentiun p..r arinum until paid].
L. BOLVEK. RICiAk O J. ALFARO, C'ommisswoner

Rule of Dismissal.
If, th; riatt, r si,,, 'irj -'nr rt'i Lf diimisial
A.,. -',??. ,l,' .f ru ,nd r .i ,,-,,.i Jtln I0, l*id -- W ith
r-.lr'. eirr n.c tlOe lllowinu i claim,. the e'.iJden'e before
the Corrirni'ionr i- tl,.t *,i.trlement therefore bas been
ni t'e by the L niile ._-,t. le
D CL 'l. DLit of
N1'. ) .'I. -. t paymerd.
.I 1 Mer...Ji r Prarri.. \da. de Anto-
,. G ,Marlhir : .. . June 9. 1916
2"'2, Gjllelarnr. Arauii' C i L t.f n,, ... June 26. 1i 16I
.i M N i,.r, ri ll .. June 26. 1916
2",' M 'r. I _Jr.,. .I.- . June 2l ,. 111'6
i. M\ r. -trita R- : .. June 2r i. 1916
iJ \\'ill m lHr .t iRoi.- r .. June 10. 19Ilt
S2:i., D.-orah lictr.p rd '.Shaperdi M \ 1.3. ItI16
71 Irr.aik Ti;o.mil:rjn . .J.iie 26, I'1lt,
2' P.Ah.u l \e il.ir . June 20. 1916
2,v-) J.'v: .11 i :.rmen A il June 22. 1916
2".'" I'.rrno-t T i.tit June .a 2 12 i16
*.-*I A.\ ir l...r,.. -. il Lrnr,r't Trijn a June 22. 19lt,
29i ; lIran.i I cCannriiia .i- Alkrez
tl rain. i Al.'varez de Cam.,-
rerinai . June 10. 1910
T -'S Frarn, i T .r Ir . lune 24. 1916
"'.rj C'l.a'jdliia I'. iio June 17, 191t
29'1t. Marliu .''hrius 1i M uri e Cihe-
ri.-e .. April 7, 1915
2~' 7 Di. Iran 'l Iire. Doi lJrv Elii i. Feb. 20. 1915
31'. 6i Wrli-ju Ricker i Reiurdi ...... June 10. 1916
ilIl I Robert i iltrih June i;, 1916
I.i'3. Nathan Hartl April 1912
.iI; Alberr LiCir iry. i Larrucel. April 24, 1915
.:..E7 I.) ;en ,: (',r.i .: .. . June L2. l'lf
i)ti6ii f;ril 'I llnmp.on .. June 2 16
34I I' ,ri ad L:.le .. .......June 22. I'g16
3100 Jn-eph L.. MNIC linin .. .. Jue 20. 1916
:Jill i t, Me.-o ilreo .. April 7, 1915
31.31 Alphon .rc Ma:illon iMan-halon) May 1, 1915
il'.li ('a.-par R:E.lt .;:ue ..... June 26, 1916
32'5 m Rc-1'l a\or .:.. June 24. 1916
3441 AlejanJro (arilln June 9, 1914
344' Ant..iiio Cobo de Ia Hu-ia i.Anto-
ni Cobn .. May 2, 1914
31454 Ma (celino Camedo iMariinoio
Caruerol ..D.. .. Dec. 20. 1913
"5.3 Antonio Albeo (Arheoi ... ..... Oct. 25, 1913
3477 Hirpolito Polol Angul ....... Jan. 10, 1914
34M2 Julia Mrray ...... June 3. 1916
In view of the aho'.e settlements, no further action if
eifetessary by the Conmmisziun. and the foregoing claims
are therefore di-mi:,ed.
L. BoU,'E. RICARDO J. ALFARO, Commisioners.

Misdirected Letters.
BALBOA HEIl.HTS. C. Z., September 12, 1916.
The liillowina iruriticieritv h iddr.e:id letters and
prat.'rs ha.tv been re'-er.i.-d in tih, oftice of the Director
ol Pnlts and may 1be 'bait'.Ied upon request of the ad-
*idre'-c-e. Rfr-q'esta' may be mad.e blv telephone, calling
Balboa, No. 1,2:
Barbouah, F. MrHar\cy, F. S.
Barry. NMi.' Deli MNIAlnilvre. J. D.
Beal. Walter A N"Mr-ouati,. Mrs. Ethel
Begazzi. Rauul M.r*-.. Miss Bertha
Bradlev. Fred il. Ne'l.n. \\. L.
*Browu. Hubert WV. Nr wlo.ld, J. C.
"Butler. James C. Pa-e .- rvinre C.
*Caulk, E. Pe-rc,. \V'. T.
Collin=. Th'lf-i '... Box 21 l'.ltr.i.ri. Julius
Coody. RIuht r. l. P. t.Msoii. t 'alr. Winm.
C.'rowe. Ernest 'T.',mnd, iss Josephine
Crutlcht-er, Je-ime Edwin Reeve-,. J.-,..ph
Dougla.s, Mrs \min. Rogers, ouy


Dustheimer, C. C. Hott. JaLe
Findlater, D. Sampion. James
Fleming, Daniel arr-enrt. D C.
Greene. Arthur Shaw. Lorenzo
Helms, Henry Skillin,. Georee H.
Husband. Leonard Smith, W. B.
Inglis, L. G. Sparmaker. Albert E.
Jaismer. MI. P. Thiel. Joseph
King. Dr. J. Craig Walker. H. L.
Kling, Ma;tin L. W-rberz. J.
Knebel, H. J. ilke. John
McCoy, Joe Wilson, Miss Ruth E.

Rainfall from August I to 31, 1916, Inclusive.


Pacific sfelion- Ins.
Balboa .................... 2 88
Balboa Heights............... 2 46
Miraflores..... .............. 4 21
Pedro Miguel............... 2 9
Rio Grande ................ I 11
Central seclion--
*Culebra ................... I (
'Camacho..................I 1 75
Em pire...................... 1 1
Gamboa ............... 2 50
"Juan Mina ................ 3 97
AJhajuela ............ ... ... 47
igia.................. .... I 65
Frijoles. .................... 1.51
*Trinidad ........... ... 1 31
N*M onte Lirio ............... I 62
Wtlartic section-
Gatun..................... I 1 9
Brazos Brook............... .72
Colon ... .................. 1 02
Bocas del Toro............ 1.36

Rainfall from Sept. 1 to 9, 1916.
Pawfic setdion-
Balboa ..................... 69
Balboa Heights .............. 74
M iraHores ..... .... .sI
Pedro Miguel........... .... I 11
Rio Grande ................. 1.01
erntral s diun-
*Culebra .................. .. 1
'Camacho .......... ...... ..b
Em pire ..................... .77
Gamboa ................... 51
'Juan Mina ................. .','
.hajuela ..................I 31 :
'Vigia .. .................... 1.9
Frijoles ................ 1.01
*Monte Lirio................ 1 61
Atlanic section-
Gatun... .................... 1.42
*Brazos Brook............... I : I
Colon..... ................. 1.11
tBocas del Toro ............


5n s
E_ 06





II t.9
10 53
10 52
9 78
6 34

5 05
6 62
5 66
12 22
10 ['8
11 W0
7 61
10 37
10 30

5 97
4 08


6 2.26
6 2 "1
I 3.07
1 .J. 7
1 3.41

1 2 51
2 .67
I 2.05
S 1 .37
1 .9H
9 I 6
I 2.4.3
2 2.21
5 3.03

5 2.56
b 4.,7
5 3.46

*Standard rain gage-readings at 5 p. m., daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations-value
midnight to midnight.

Commissary Hours.
The open hours of the various unumnissary stores are
as follows:
The commi. eary stores at Las Caseadas, Empire,
Culebra, and Toro Point are open from 7.30 to 11.30
a. m., and 1.30 to ..30 p. m.
The Cristobal sture is open from 8 a. m. to 12 m.,
and 3 to 6.30 p. m.
All other commissary stores are open from 8 a. m.
to 12.30 p. m.. and 3 p. m. to t p. m.
The gold departments of the Cristobal commissary
store open at 2 p. m. on ailing days of Panama
Railroad vessels.

Local Buyer's Price List.
The following items ran be had at the local com-
ml.sarles. purlha'ed thruueh the luial buver; p-icee
are effective Thur-day. September 14, 1916:
Fresh fi h. per Ih .. ... .. .... 0.12
Turtle twt. 100 tu 200 1 ,s.1, per Ib ............ .07



Fuel and Supplies.
Coal is suil,'lied to vessels at both Cristobal and
Balboa. Present prices are: At Cristobal, from lighters,
trimmed in bijnker4. or from cars alongside wharf,
handled by ships' gear, per ton. d$.00; use uf steam
hoist ind i -rane per hour, $2: at Balboa. the price is
$1 more per ton. either form of delivery. Prices will be
advanced to -7 50 per ton at Cristob.l and ,,9 at Bal-
b.a. effrnctive Octuber 1. 191r,.
Diesel engine nil is for sale by several cumpan;es at
approaumately $2.51) per barrel
Fuel olf mav be obtain.-d at Balboa or Cristobal
from plants ol The Panasma Canal. or from private
corporate ions. The pre ent price from the Canal is
SI 'i5 per barrel at Criitibal and "1.40 at Balboa. The
prices will be increased to 12.00 and .1.75, respectively,
on October 1, 1916. Prices from the corporations may
be obtained on application to them.
Water may be ubtamled in any quantity at either ter-
minal. The pr.ve is 25 cents per 1.001) gallons delivered
at the dock. wilt a minimum change of .i. Vessels
may take up from the iesh a.,ter ,ctlion of the Canal,
without charge, all the boili r water they require. This
waters, however, si:rcely 6it for drinking.
Hepaira t.o vessels may be made tu auy extent, ex-
cept turning of the largest crank shalts or longest line
shafts. The new dry dock at Balboa is capable of
docking the IrPre-t vep-la.
All standard lubricants, li.ht and heavy hardware,
cordage. and misrel!arieous u.hip chandlery supplies are
sold Irom the storehouses at Cristobal arnd Balboa.
Ice may be obtained in any reasonable quantity.
The pri.-e !i 33 cents per 100 pounds at either Cristobal
or Balboa.
Application for supplies, or for services, should be
made to the Captain of the Port. Cristobal or Balboa.
Subsistence -upphes, including a large stolk of fresh
meats. vegetables, canned groceries, fruits, bakery prod-
ut.ls, etc.. are available for quirk delivery at either
terminal. Prices are ceier.lly lower than the retail
prii:es in the United Stales, and compare favorably with
prices in any port of the world.
Laundry is handled quickly, and no advance notice
is required. The following are representaive charges
lor snip's laundry: Trousers and jackets, five cents
each, aprons, caps, sheets tablecloths, uaplu n, towels,
one tent each.





Coconuts, dry. ea ........ ..
Coconuts. water, ea ........... .......
Lim es, per lUll .. . ....... ........
Sucar can ea .... . a............
Plant.irc. doz ........ ..... . .
Mang es, medium. ea.. ..........
M angroes. large, ea . . ..............
Bananas, ripe ea .. .. .. .. ........
Bananas, laree, bunch .. .............
Bananas, medium, bunch ...... ..........
Celery, soup, per bunch.... ..... ... .....
Ginrer, per Ib............... ... ...
M int, per bunch ............. ... . .....
Okra, per Ib . . .... ......... ...
Onions, grTen. per bunch ...............
Parsley, per bunch ......... .. .......
Peppers, hot. per doz . ....... ..
Radikhes, per bunch ... ........ .
Spinai.h, per bunch.. ..... .. . .
Chayn te ,. per Ib . ... .
Corn, green, per doz ................ ......
Green corn will not be w.'uing in regularly until
October 1.
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Data on Time of Transit of Ships.
In order to ni.il., the pubhtlid recprdi complete,
data on the timr .4i trar.irit of tle ,hipsi which have
been delayed b:. iti re-ent mi'j.m'iilt lf Cueuracha
slide, necessarily nuiTr-ed inrom the reijlar wepkly ship-
ping report publihri la:t a k are .i' el in the tul-
lowing tabulation-
Arrive Ente-e.d C'omillet di Clared
at Porl Canal Traniil fur Pea
Ship. -

0^ 3: d Z -i 3

lfesperos..... 3U' I 0 .0 9 00 7 22 :0 7 22 -0
Brinkburn .... I b 0)1 l11 .:5' 7 21 :,i. 721 20
New Sweden.. 31 ) 1 0 16 2. 7 2, 0 76 2 2 0
Otaki......... 3J 20 I 1'7 1i 9 21 .U 9,21 30
Quilpue........ 0 41 2 6 135 7 10 8 IS 40
Purymedon.... 31 22 0(2 7 fin 8 21 '0 '21 30
Van Hogendorp 2 2 40 212 30 1 1 S 1 15
Vermont...... I ?1 10 213 35 S' 30 8, x 30

Stages of the Chagres and the Lakes.
The maximam elevations of the Chagres River,
Gatun Lake, and Miradores Lake. in feet above mean
sealevel, daring the week ending at midnight of
Saturday, September 9, were as follows-

Sun., Ser.t.3 ....
Mon., Sept. 4....
1 ues..SepLt.. 5
Wed., Sept. 6 ...
Thure., Sept. 7...
Fri., Slplt. .... .
Sat., Sept. 9.......

Height of low water
to nearest foot..

C'hagres River
igia juela

127 55 93.63
127 45! 9.3.45
128.80 91.35
127 251 93 59
126 80 93 09
129 25 94 ;i
1.21 45 96.'8

125 0 91 0

Gatun Lake
boa Gatun

86 43 86.38
86 41 86 40
86.45 86 45
86.40 86.38
86 :i2 86.37
86 44 86 37
86.39 86.40



August Rainfall for Three Years.

City of Para...' 2721 01 30 10 45 7 20
Jamaica...... 28 9 30 8 00 2
Acajutla...... 30 17 1 2 10 10 4 20
Arna......... 3024 00 2 10 1 2
Bellgrano.. 3024 00 2 10 30 722
Bradford......31 9 0 2 12 30 72U
Glenturret..... 31 15 30 2 13 40 7 23
Honolulan.... 116 30 2 13 56 9 20
Sherman...... 1 17 43 5 9 35 72.1
Bellucia...... 15 00 8 6 5E p 2.3
Salvador....... 2 1715 8 8 10 .'2-



l 15

II 6 15
5 6 20
S4 35
S; 3 45
7 22 40
8. 0 35
4 20 30)
7,23 40
' 9 41)
II' 6 20

*Discharges cargo and returns througli C'anal.

Sailings of Vessels in Regular Service with
the United States.
Vessel. Line. Sails. Arrives.
.lmirante........U. F. C........... Sept. 6. Sept 13
Advance..........P. R. R...... ..Sept. 7... Sept 13
Pastores ........U. F. C......... Sept Sept 17
Zacapa..........U. F. C.......... Sept 13. Sept 20
Panama.........P. R. R.......... Sep 14 Sept 20
Calamares.......U. F. C.......... Sep 16 Sept 24
Carrillo.........U. F. C.......... Spt 20 .. Sept 27
.llianca....... P. R. R.......... Sept 2 Sept 27
lenadores........ U. F. C..........Sept ..3 I:. '.
Santa Marta.....U. F. C...........Sept 27 Oct. 4
Colon.......... .P. R. R.......... Sept -2 Ou.:t 4
Cristobal.........P. R. R..........Sept. 12.....Sept. 10
Colon............P. R. R..........Sept 14.. Sept 20
Santa Marta.....U. F. C..........Sept 14 Sept 21
Ifetapan ....... U. F. C.......... Se,t 1i Sept 26
Advance.........P. R. R......... Sept 20 S.pt 27
dlmirante........U. F. C..........Sept 21 Sept 2S
Pastores......... U. F. C..........Sept 5 I.h1 2
Panama.........P. R. R..........Sp 27 tct 3
Zacapa.........U. F. C.......... rpt 2' O..t 5
Calamares........ F. C.......... t. 2 .. Oct 9
.llianca......... P. R. R........O. 0t 4 Oct. 10
4tenas ..........U. F. C..........Sept 9 Sept 16
Cartago.......... U. F. C......... Sept 13.. Sept. IS
Abangarez...... e U. F. C.......... Sept 16 S.lt 23
Heredia.........U. F. C..........Sept 20 Sept 25
Tu trit.l ......U. F. C......... Sept 23 Sept..30
Parismina.......U. F. C..........Sept 27 . ..t 2
.Atenas...........U. F. C..........Sept 30 Oct 7
Cartago........ U. F. C......... Oct. 4.... Oct. 9
Parismina....... U. F. C.......... Sept 17 .. Sept 22
Atenas...........U. F. C.........Sept. 17. ..ept.25
Cartago.......... U. F. C..........Sept -4 Sept 29
A.bangarea...... U. F. C......... Sept 24 Oct 2
Heredia.........U. F. C......... Oct. 1 Oct. 6
Turrialba....... U. F. C........O. Oc. 1 OL 9
Parimina......U. F. C........... Orr .oet 13
Atenas..........U. F. C.........Oct. S. ...Oct. 16


Pacitii sct;u'r--
Balboa Heights.
MI ranore-s
Pedro NMicuel
Ric. G.ranidj
Central sciion--
('Cama: bo
Juan Mina.

Monte Lirio.
Aflardic 8 awcn--
Allati cnu'ri-
Braus, Br.jc'
Br-,,.a ,1P Tortr

-S 2
Sa "
1914 1) 5 1916 a N
S. 0 c0

5 19 13 0. 11.69 7 91 18 20
6 i9 15 24 10 53 0. 2U 23
7 6111 35 10 52 8 2 8 21
7 60 10 41 9 7? 8 63 9 20
9 II 10 04 6 34 9 65 12 25

7 147 9 5 03 10 265 18
S 22 70 b 62 9 70 11 23
9 0 9 92 5 66 9 41 13 25
7 4 51 12 22 1 97 34 26
1 1 2,1 9 3 1 1i II 45 6 26
12 .Ju 10 3j' 10 5S 12 66 18 29
12 9S 12 in 11 60 12 59 8 30
9 66 7 1)2 7 6. 1(0 66 5 28
4 47 S1 3, 10 37 10 39 9 25
Ii, 5 12 47 10 50 11 77 9 27

15 15 12 31 5 97 13 75 12 23
14 7t 11 4I 6 42 113 5 11 25
It. 01 12 S' h 31 14 .40 46 21
16 *.i' `, -1 4 I) I0 27 A 16

Mail Despatches.
Following is the schedule of the de.patches of mail
made to the United States each week by the Canal
Zone postal senrice.
Every Sunday to New Orleans. for all States. Due
at New Orleatn on the ftllouing Friday.
Every MNunday to New Yo'rk, for all States. Dre
at New York the following Monday.*
Every We ,neda\% to New York. for all States. These
despatches are by ve:_el4 oi the Panama Railroad
Steamship Line. The mail i- delivered at New York
six day'- after the day of sailing. except that on the
.4Aance the voyacp requires seven days.T
Train No. 6, leading Panama at 11 a. m., connects
with the above de.pairbF-.'
'NOTE-The sailing or Monday, September 18, will
not land mail in New York until Tue-day of the follow-
ing week. Train No. 4, leavirei Panama at 7.10 a. m.,
connects with the dispatches tor the sailing on Sep-
tember l1.
tWhen the vessels sailing Wednesda,) is the Advance,
mail for Louiiiiaa, M i.is'ippi, Arkansas. and Texas
is held for the direct despatch to New Orleans on the
following Sunday.


Subscription ratra. domestic. $1.00 rer year; foreign. S1.50: address
TLe Panama Canal Re.ord, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 20, 1916. No. .5

Canal Traffic in August.
The number of ships passing through the Canal in seagoing or
commercial service in August was 142. In April, 1916, following
the resumption of traffic on April 15, the number of ships through the
Canal was 80; in May, it was 129; in June, 124; and in July, 149.
The distribution of the traffic over the principal trade routes for the
month of August is summarized below:

Net Tons of
Vessels Tonnage Cargo
United States coastaiee ....... .................... ............. 4 15.935 28.943
United States to Soulh and Central America ................ ............ . 1. 45,351 61 .t.1
United States to Far East and Australia ... ............. .... 11 47,760 73.529
Atlantic terminus of the Canal to Central and South America ................. 1i 3P.5S0 27.205
Europe to the west coast of South America..................... ............. 6 1l'625 23.651
Europe to the Far Est and Australia ................ .... ......... ... ..... 1 6,972 8.11.10
Europe to the west coast of North America......... ................... 2 8.393 9.000
Miscellaneous routings...... ...... .............. ........................ 3 9.562 14.153
Vessels in ballast ......................................... ........... 19 69.449 .......
Total .......................................... .......... 77 261,638 246,149
United States coastwise......... .......................................... 1 6.346 5
South and Central America to United States.............. .................... 11 38,730 74.81
Far East and Australia to United States ......... .......................... 6 29,151 36,575
Far East and Australia to Europe ............................... 5 29.511 27,"?.
South and Central America to Atlantic terminus of the Canal................. 19 40.490 35.050
West coast of North America to Europe ................. .. ............. 7 27.299 45.586
West coast of South America to Europe ..................................... 8 27,749 47.943
Miscellaneous routings .............................................. 2 2,SS2 3.970
Vpssels in ballast .......................................................... 6 1.152
Tntal......................................... .... ............... 1 65 1 203,340 270,672

United States Government ships included the collier Jason, bound
from San Diego to Norfolk; the transport Buford from Manila to
Newport News; the submarines C-I, C-2, and C-3, with their tender,
the cruiser Charleston, from Cristobal to Balboa.
The tolls earned in August amounted to $417,080. Of this amount
$255,925.30 was from ships passing from the Atlantic to the Pacific
and $191,154.70 from ships passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
The tolls on ships moving from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the
United States coastwise trade amounted to $7,706.25; two ships in
addition to those from which this sum was collected were sent through
without charge, in carrying coal from Norfolk to California ports,
because they were in the service of the United States Government.
These ships had an aggregate net Canal tonnage of 7,685 tons. No
tolls were collected from ships moving from the Pacific to the Atlantic
in the coastwise trade; one Government vessel went through on this
An analysis of the cargo carried through the Canal during the
month, based on the itemized declarations submitted by the masters
of vessels, is published on the following pages:


Commodities Shipped through the Panama Canal in August, 1916.

(Quantities are expressed in tons of 2,240 pound.~

Atlantic Pacific
Commodity. to to Total. Remarks.
Pacific Atlantic.

A~utrnm,'l.il" ..........
Asphalt....... ...


Beans............. ........
Beans, lima....... ......
Beef............. ........
Borax................ .... .
Butter................ 7
Cacao ............... ....... .
Camphor oil.......... ........
Canned goods--
Fish.............. 6

Casings .............. ........
Cement............. 4,269


Chalk........ ........
Chemicals ..........

Clover seed...........

Coca leaves............
Co,.j butter.........
CciffT c ............. ..


Cold storage.........

Copper ore..........
Cotton ...........

Cotton seed...........
Exploaives.......... .












14,436 ......















New York to Singapore.
Antofagasta to Colon, 61; Shanghai to New Ynrk. 108.
New York to Vladivostok.
San Francisco to Glasgow. 2.1;55. 'Port Ca ta to Manchester,
Eng., 7,689; San Franciscji Ihj Livrrplr.nl. 4.510.
Kobe to New York. 'Y,5; Vl.livr,.i45. ito Inii.d Kingdom.
6,708; Lota to Colon. 45.
Chile to Liverpool.
New Zealand to London.
Artfr.fr;'a to Cristobal.
Harr\ t, ,atntl., 7; New Zealand to London, 47
To Cristobal-from Guayaquil, 4,688; Tumaco, 31; Ecuriaorian
ports, 640.
Kobe to New York.
Barry to Seattle, 5; New York to Arinf.ie'aa. 1; San Fran-
cisco to Liverpool, 1,499; San Francisco to Colon 9; Yoko-
- hama -to New York, 61; Vancouver to Liverpool, 63.
New Zealand to London.
New York to South PI'iti. ports, 5; San Francisco to Liver-
pool, 24.
Chilean ports to Colon.
Malml to Valparaiso, 3,750; New York to Dutch East Indies,
1; London to Valparaiso, 266; Cristobal to Central Ameri-
can ports, 146; New York to Buenaventura, 6.
New York to Dutch East Indies, 25; New York to south Pa-
cific ports, 10; San Francisco to U. S. S. Charleston at Cris-
tobal, 5; Callao to Colon, 3; Japan to Gothenburg, 50.
Liverpool to Valparaiso,
New Zealand to London.
New York to Vladivostok, 12; New York to Japan. 220;
New York to Dutch East Indies, 8; Liverpool to Chilean
ports, 35; Colon to Central American ports, 31; Seattle
to Liverpool, 206; .'h.4uihai to New York, 2.
New Zealand to London.
Port Talbot to MejilIones, 5,500; Baltimore to Valparaiso,
5,618; Newport News to San Frrn,.i'-r,. 7,210; Norfolk
to Ar,,f'tiLa h. 6,782; Norfolk to Tit.rorn, 7,182; Norfolk
to MIl'. l, 611,315; Norfolk to Mejillones, 5,622; Barry
to Seattle, 4,973; Norfolk to Callao, 497; Norfolk to San
Diego, 7,150; Norfolk to hcell,.r, 5,707; Newport News
to V:,ltpr;,i-r., 1.102: N-wport News to Callao, 5,492; Car-
diff in E-.qumnlt. s5.lfn; Norfolk to Iquique, 5,167; New-
port New.s ti. \jal: r.i..i 3.Ofi
('hiih ao ports to Liverpool, 2-; Mollendo to Colon, 50; Pacas-
mayo to Colon, 1.
New York to Vladivostok.
New York to \!adiuilu: k.
New York to Vl'aivsit.l-. \; Clrinto to Colon, 955; Cuaya-
quil to Colon. 1)0. Bi, ujnrcrj',veir to Colon, 342; Central
American port" n ('lr.n, 7(0; Talditi to Bordeaux, 1; Guay-
aquil to Colon, 68; Ecuadorian ports to Cristobal, 72.
Norfolk to Mollendo, 363; Barry to Santa Rosalia, 2.567;
Baltimore to Callao, 2,120; PliiladlrIiia to Valparaiso,
2,319; Norfolk to 1'Tlizl. 41; 1iniminnre to Vulparaiso.
5,869; Baltimore to Caldera, 1,148; Liverpool lo Val-
paraiso, 9.
New Zealand to Li\verp-.ol and London.
New York to DuTn l:a.nt Indies, 5; Callao to Colon. 127;
Chile to Liverpool, 300; Corinto to Colon, 1; Valparaiso to
Colon, 1,450; Callao to New York. 846; Valparaiso to
Cl..In. 226; Callao to Colon, 991; Ki.Le to New York. SO;
Callao in Cri-tol..l, 723; Valparaiso to Colon, 230; Chile
to Crintolial, 47; Lota to Cristobal, 142.
Callao to Colon, 7SI; Antofagasta to New York, 3.734: 'Sala-
verry to Colon, 37 and to New York, 138; Lota to Colon. 140.
Manila to New York, 500; New Caledonia to Bordeaux, 1,650:
New Zealand to London, 180.
New York to Vladivostok, 240; New York to Vladivostok,
882; New York to Ariatrfn.-ria. 1; Callao to Colon. 48;
Peru to Liverpool, 200; Shar L .a to New York, 120; Tam-
bo Mara to New York and Liverpool, 22; Mani!a in New
York and Boston, 2,396; Chancay to Colon, 143: Callao to
Liverpool, 848; New Caledonia to Bordeaux, 170: Tamba
to Liverpool, 788; C'i-le to Colon, 445;.:LotaLto Colon, 303.
SI.argtila to Rotterdam.
Liverpool to south Pacific ports.
Barry to Seattle, 5; Colon to Central American ports, 5
New York to Chile, 1.

........ 2,100
254 ........
11 ........


Atlantic Pacific
Commodity. to to
Pacific. Atlantic.

Flour....... 38 1.409

Gambia ..... ......
Gasoline ..... ..

General cargo ..

Glassware ..........
Gold ....... .. ..
Graphite .......
Hair, horse..........
H ats ................

Hemp....... .... ..

Honey.. .........



Iodine.......... .... .. .
Iron........ ..... 278
Iron ore............. ....
Ivory nuts........... ....
Jelotong........... ...
Jute ............... 125
Kauri gum...........
Lead................ 15S
Lead ore........... .
Leather...... ... .... .
Liquors........... .. 950

Lumber.. ........ ... 1

Mnananese ...... .. ....
Manufactured goods--.. I
Iron and stetl. ... 13,518

Machinery .......


Railroad material..

Tutile .........
















1.447 Barrv to Sratt'e. 15; New York to Dutch rEat Inlies. I;
Colon to Central American prrts. 22; San Fran:cico to
Havana. Nd: Smneaport Ito Nw Y.rk. 150, Statle to Liver-
pI uil, 1.0'2,; Kobe to New York, 57.
100 Sirngapore to New York.
1.429 New York to Vladivo-tok, 22: Port Arthur t,:. Shanghai. 67;
New York to New Zealind. 1.31)
94,51S New York to New Zealaind. 4 00. Colon i- Call-. 2,500;
Coloni to alparaiso. I.46,j: Colon i) Centroal A.mrri.an port,.
1.34: Liverponl to San Francili': 421; Coptriinha.en to I;ua-
aquil. 1,523; Coperihagen to Valparaiso. 6.150. New YS.,rk
to Valpi:Lra-o,. Col on to VYalpiarti6. 1,!6: Barry
to Seattle. 50; New York nt New Zealand, C5...jl: Colon
to Callio. 2.057; Colon to 'alparai-o. 1.721; New York
to Yokoham,. 617; Liverpool to A.,cLind, S 0J'.l; C',Ion
to Callau, I.b64: Cuolo to CenrtrJ Ameri..an p'rt. 2,-?in;
Baltirmre to Valparai-o. 167, C(olonl to C.'lls. I.btl1; C'olon
tu \alparaik,. 1.721; New York to Dut,'h LEa-t hI1iep. 1.151;
New York lio Sineapore. 3.7m); Amnterdam- to Iqijlqijie. 277;
Liverpool to Valparai;n. i4; Lr Ilnri to Valrprair-j, 1.35;
CorI.kn to San Franei-' o. 72; C,,.ln to Cii'ral AmerTian
I ports, 331; Colon to C'entral Amn .rian ports. 211; New
York to Auitraha, 7,OU; New York tu South Pactfie ports,
5.1 10.
Cornto to Colon, I; Singapore to New York 1.005: San
Iraniiso In Liverpool. 4 51i1; Victoria to Liverpool. 7;
Kohr to New Y..rk. 1,2.'1; New Zea-land to London.
2 1.3; Guayaqoil tu C'olon 4; Manila tL. Newport News.
31; Penane to Bo.-ton and New York. 4.900. Sain Fran irco
to Liverponl. 2; Ercuador to Colon, 3; New Zealand to Lon-
don. .1'; Lota to Culon. 1.
15 MNllendo to Colon.
1.3 Colluo to Colon. 5; Tumaco to Colon, 1; Central American
ports to Colon. 7.
123 Kobe to New York.
2 N-w Z-alard to Looilon.
35 Gua.vquil to Colon, IS; Moll-endio to Colon, 3; Guayaquil to
Colon. 9; Gulayajq il to Colon. 2; Leuadlor to Culon, 1;
Peru to Culon. 1; .ota tu Colon, 1.
1,224 Shan-hai to Ne-w YoTk. 50; New Ze-l.and to London. 413;
Kobe to New York, 8.; Manila to Boston and New York.
600; New Zealand to Lindon, 75.
638 Chile to Liverpool. 560; ELit to New York. 17; San Fran-
cisco to LiverpoI-'., ,5: San Fr.rji lco to Liv.rpool, 8.
74 Iquique to C ,rin, 40; Chile to: Colon, 4; Lora to Colon. 30.
27u New York to Dut:h Ea'1 Inli;i, 157; Lie.rpool to Antufa-
gsia:i. 102; MNollendu to Cristobal, 1.
17.100 Crnz Grande to Plhilielohia.
3.4;7 Guayaqil to Colon, 2.2'Js; Ee.jcador 'o Colon, V.l: Tiumaco
in Colon, 179: MNarnto to Colon, ii4; Luta to Colun, 2.
200 Singapore to New York
125 L:\erpool to South PaLiic por:s.
100 New Zealand to Londn.
166 New York to Dutch East Indie;, 158; Lota t- Colon, 8.
2s Lota to Colon.
3" New Zcaland to London, 5; Guayaquil to Colon, 13; Lola
to Colon. 21.
963 Liverpool to San Francisco. 500; Liverpool to South Pa-
tiffe ports. 127; Colon to Central American puris. I,; New
York to Aastra!ia. 50; Kobe to New York, .3; San Fran-
cisco to Liverpol.., 10.
9,680 Seattle to Liverpool. 2.197; Port Anseles to lIated King-
dom. 41,514, Gua.yaquil to Critobal, 15; \'ancouver to Liver-
pool, 1.677; Raymond to Hasana, 1,007.
107 Yokohama to New York.

13,528 New York to Japan. 1,617; Colon to Guayaquil, 473; New
York to Vladivotok, 4.29.j; New York to Dutch East In-
dies. 1.711; New York to Ronjkour. 1,0)0; Li\erpool
to south Parific ports, 739; New York to New Zealand
and Australa. 3.02.; New York to south Pacific ports,
632; Guavaquil to Colon. 2.
1,369 New York to Kobe, 4; New York to Vladivostok, 2.597; New
York to Dutch Ea-t Indies. 215; Liverpool to south Pa-
cific ports. 229; Colon to Central American ports, 256;
New York to Cruz Grande, 400;I Lota to Colon. 1.
678 Barry In Seattle. 30; Liverpool to Soutl Pacific ports, 495;
New York to Valparaiso, 100; Chile Lo Liverpool, 3; Mari-
to to New York, 50.
847 New York to Kobe. 15,; Liverpool to [quique, 58; New York
to Buenaventura. 600.
395 Liverpool to south Pacific ports, 345; New York to Valparaiso


Atlantic Pacific
Commodity. to Pto Total. Remarks.
Pacifc. \tlantic.

Metals, miscellaneous..
Milk. condensed ......
M ineral .......... .
M utton ............
Naphtha ... ..
Nitrae ............

Oil, crude ... .......

Oil, mineral .
Oil, vegetable .......

Ores, miscellaneous .
Paint .. ... ....
Paper ... ... ..
Peruvian bark ..
Petroleum, refined ..

Quillay bark .....
Ratainii. ..........
R ice ............... .

Rope .............
Rubber .........

Salt.............. ...
Seheelite ..........
Scrap metal... .....
Silver.. ........
Silver ore.......
Silver alphdle ....
Skins and Lids......

Roap.......... ...
Sugar.......... ....

Tallow. ..........

Tea...... ... .......
Textiles, miscellaneous
T in....... ..... .
Tin ore..... .......
Tobacco ..... ....

Tow ............. .
W as .... ............




























1 S2






Shanghai to New York, 50; New Cale.onia to New York and
Baltimore, 5.422.
Seattle to Liverpool.
Chile to Colon.
New Zealand to London.
New York to New Zealand and Australia.
New York to Dut.h E:at IndJie., 5S; Ci'iiv Buena to Philadel-
phia. 7.000: Chile to Liverpool, 1.50); Tocopilla to Nor-
folk. 10.1d); Iqlllje to Fran ,u:. 7.16d: Calita Buena to
to Liverpool. 6,.A6; Antofaasta to Mlr.6ei'lec, 12.66S; Ca-
lita Buena to Hel:ingfors, 1,694; lquiql.e to l.onJon, 7.400;
Talial to Philadelphia, 8.125; Tocopilla to Liverpool. 6.650;
Iquique to Liverpool. 10 122; Pisa-ua to Philadelphia,
6,306; Tocopilla to New 6rleans, 8,400; Pisagua to Man-
chester. 7,000.
New York to Kobe. 763; Port Arliur to Sebai. 4.001; New
York to Melbourne, 6,001; Tiupan to Piaagua, 9.0',6;
New York to Yokohlaml, I-'; New York to S;ngipore, 300;
New York to Valparaino. 24; Manila to New York, 900;
Loi An.elei to Havana, 32.
Richmond, Cal., to Colon.
B.rry to Seattle, 10; New York to Dutfh Eaqt Indies, 32;
Liverpool to south Pacitic ports, 107; New York to Callao,
91; Shanghai to New York, 130; Shanghai to New York,
504; Dalnv to Gotheinbura. .331).
Callan to Colon. 141; Lo)a to Colon, 21.
Liverpool to south Pacific ports.
Liverpool to Valparaiio.
Chile to Liverpol,. 11.3; Lota to Colon. 2.
New York to VlaJivostok. 10; New York to Dutch East
Indies, 3.022; New York to Hon.kong. 90J; Port Arthur
to Shanahai. 3.260; Philadelphia to N-,:asaki, S.500; New
York to AusLralia, 660; New York to Buenaventura, 2.
Chile to Colon.
Lota to Colon.
Hongkong to Havana. 2.460: San Francisco to Colon, 45;
Honekung to New York, 1i6.
Liverpool to San Franijsco. 112; Liverpool to Chile. 70.
Peru to Liverpool. 10; Singapore to New York. 1.50U: Mol-
leano tC Coi3.., 2.5, MollenJo to N-w Y1rk 3: Mollendo
to Colon, 2, Tumaco to Colon, 25; Central American ports
to Colon, 4; MolleuJo to Colon, 11; EcuiJor to Colon, 10;
Peru to Colon, 40.
Liverpool to Valparaiso.
New Zealand to London.
Chile to Colon.
New Zealand to London.
New Caledonia to Bordeaux.
Callao to Colon. IS: Cile to Liverpool. 63; Central Ameri-
can portly to Colon, 6; Lota to Colon. 1.
Lota to Colon.
Callao to Colon.
Callao to Colon. 5; Chile to Liverpool. 13; Iquique to France,
6S; Antofaaslta to Colon. 75; Eten to New York. 16;
New Zealand to London. 20; Tumaco to Colon. 32; Paila
to Colon. 7; Central American port to Colon. 51; Shanghai
to New York. 232: Callao to Colon, 10; Guayaquil to
Colon, 7; Molleudo to Colon. 900; Ecuador to Colon, 25;
Chile to Colon. 43; New Zealand to London, 47; New
Zealand to London. 14: Lots to Colon, 24.
Liverpool to South Pacific ports.
Liverpool to Valparaiso.
Callao to Colon. 1.709; Illilo to New York. 3.000; Salaverry
to New York, 611; Iloilo to New York, .3,541; Buenaven-
tura to Colon. 40; Salaverry to Colon, 1.251; Corinto to
Colon. 50; Iloilo to New York, 4.000; Ilo!o to New York
and Boston. 4,500.
New Zealand to London, 322; Shanghai to New York, 17;
New Zealand to London, 100.
Barry to Seattle, 32; Liverpool to South Pacific ports, 185;
Hongkong to New York, 370.
Callao to Colon.
Singapore to New York, 425, Bongkong to New York, 51.
Chile to Liverpool.
Barry to Seattle, I; New York to Hongkong, 100; New York
to Australia and New Zealand, 100; Corinto to Colon, 6;
Shanghai to New York, 50; Shanghai to Potterdam. 105.
New Zealand to London. 125; New Zealand to Liverpool 507.
Callao to Colon, 5; Lota to Colon. 2.
New York to Vladivostok. 23; New York to Japan, 45; New
York to Vladivostok, 62; Liverpool to Antofagasta. 98;
Callao to Colon, 1; Chile to Liverpool, 100; ELen to New
York, 8; Chile to Colon, 2.




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C il,. to L ,ierp jl. 1.3;. 0: ''I'le tlo Uniat:Jl Kii..d:min, 5.640;
:.r?. f t.) iG1 ,),W. 20Au.
N-Aw .rk to V\'l orail .2'1 Sa- Fran irco to Litu rpool. 135.
N. w Y-V rk in. \l. i. .' 1 1 ..':.
M .hil.l r.i C Inlo, 21; Valparai-: to Colon, 10; Chile and
PeruI to C'ol'io 4 .
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San Jian io Cul.)n, rn; New C.dljedoni to Billimore. 14;
\Valprii; .Y Co (-'cr 7ti.
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to Liv.rlp'i,I. bill: Si ihr lial i. N,:v Y.,rk 'i5 MNIll,-ndo
to LC..lu i1; M.,iliJen o t. N.--.v Ynrk, i; N:,t Zc.iI.uJ I
London, 7S3; Clile to Ccloii, 103; L.jL to C'loi, Jol.

With respect to nationality, the British ships were exactly one-half
of the total in August. They were nearly three times the number
of American ship; and nearly seven time; the number of Norwegian,
the next highest in number. The numbers of ships of the several
nations with their aggregate net tonnages and the aggregate of the
cargoes carried by them, are presented herewith:
.Aila.-ic to P,-.ii.'. Pa.:iic to At i nritic. I Total. T
Nationality. No. of C('aul [nt Tonuia:e No. of Canil net' Tonnitze No ol Cilnd n'll Tonnage
-hipi i tonnage of carl hip on e of aro ..hips ionLag of cargo
Brili ............. .44 1 77 I ,7.s.i3 71 2510.lj'1 2MS.299
United States ............ 13 4 1 i1 4 .11 i 1.3 21 iJ)37 1 I.2) 2) I t').ii 51.286
Norwegian................ 5 172 17.1 1. ', 2;.'11 4 1 0j- I 4' .4'.' 6U.' 14
Chilean................. 6 17 .37' I ';1 4 hi J1 ,' 3.'i4 1 27,'71 i 17.-,97
Peruvian................. 4 111.127 7.,21 4 111.127 7.35 s 2i, l 15,:j
Japanese................. 4 13 1i 4 1 7,57 2 b.'22 14. ". 6 2-2.31)1 3J.U)5
Dutch ................... 3 8 7 '2 6.177 1 1. 91 ..I J 4 10,6 11.411
Bwedis.h............. I .2. J 3. 5.0 I 3.i14 5, U. 2 5.s22 9.i .
Danish : 2 i .0........ ...... 2 9. 14.1j5l)
French...................... ......... 2 8.13AS I 1, 52 2 8.4SA 14.552
Total.................. 77 261.6.3S 246.14i 63 203.3lu 270.672 142 464.971 1 516,821

Notice to Mariners.-Changes in Panama Canal Lights.
1. The illuminant of Range Towers Nos. 23 and 24, Gamboa
Reach, has been changed from acetylene to electric. The character-
istic was changed from flashing to fixed, September 12, 1916.
2. Gas Buoy No. 81, Gamboa Reach, has been discontinued. A
beacon exhibiting same characteristic as the buoy has been estab-
lished on a rock from 100 feet, 279* true (W.3/16 N. mag.), from po-
sition of Buoy No. 81.
3. Beacon No. 30, near Gamboa, has been relighted and the gas
buoy temporarily relieving it has been discontinued.
4. Spar Buoy No. 58, in Gatun Lake, at the turn into the southern
end of Tabernilla Reach, has been replaced by Gas Buoy No. 58,
showing fixed red light.
(The above was issued as circular No. 643-23, und-r date of September 13, 191u.)
The "Academy" in the Peruvian Coasting Trade.
The schooner Academy, which, after her purchase by a citizen
of Peru at a sale conducted by the District Court of the Canal
Zone, cleared for Guayaquil on April 23 but was unable to make the
port against contrary winds and returned to Balboa on May 23, was
repaired in Panama and has been placed in the Peruvian coasting trade.
She is reported as having arrived at Callao on August 30 from Guaya-




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Official Circulars.

Acting Municipal Engineer.
BALBOA IHEIclirs. C. Z.. -Fireni.-nor 12. 1916.
To all concerned- I)rine the .b-.w-Ie I f Mr D). E.
WFridlt on leave, *Ir',IIr.. Sepri-njil.r I4 I'lr. Mr.
f'. I. Spalding i ill be in charge ijf the luiii ipail Lii-
vision as .\ liirv Municipal Fr- i. L-r.
JAY J. NMorrow.
Assistant to the En-ji,,r.v of .lainliiancr.

Use of Colored Paper.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., ,,. 'ern .r l. I'll 'i.
On accou nt ,I r hr -i, -.r ii y I e -r jfl. in the' I'nited
States, the price of all classes ol .I. lri1d p .i, r I .rld.
ally increasing, and it is impra' 'i t iiI- i) .1 ilIli i -rme
of the classes. It is t ilo r- .r. ifr d .irt.j I alit % lltn plan -
ing orders on the i.iiint l, I.' ri ii 11. fjl I cr i in
mind and that orders be placed fur wlite I:,lapr I11 all
cases where practicable.
\\Wi. R. GROVE,
Cthrf Quaurt. rnmJ.'. r.

Teachers' Meeting.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C.Z Srl[jerP ir .I. lIl6.
To all teachers-The first ni.l 'iii r h ire t. ihrs
will be held on Saturday, Sep', i,'., I .i 1 ii tI', L' ll,' j
white school building. The w tilr Ir:v I r: l ..dIIl iu el
at 9 a. m., and the colored tea,.h.r.- .t 2 p m.
,S p r i.r"l,.i .f .S ,' to ,1s.

Assignments of Teachers.
D ivi l *i'i> I-- it' .'L-.
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. 7.. .tlinil-r I' t'I.
To teachers of white .*'.,. 1.--'1. i !i.r have teen
assigned to duty for the ensuing -., h..I '.r ja fillowi.
The grades indicated are r I, : irl\ pl ...ni-loal'
Balboa H,.:, St,-,..j .
Jessie E. Daniels, principal. Lalti
M. L. Clh,' science and math, a.tres.?.
Olga J. Frost, Spanish and Frtrii h
Myrtis M. CiGill. English.
Elizabeth Burkheiser, commerce l
Agnes Levedahl, history, Gerirnn.
Balboa Grade Sc:l-hil.
Ili; Ca.ra-. Iprliil.A first grade.
El-1.. E B...I ir I .-r.ide.
.; I' M1 1,i. . .-..iiil grade.
:l.rji rr l '. .'., n, ,,1 second ;ra-le..
Nell Waler, third grade.
Vil,.inia M. Paul, third and fourth ,radjd
.'11a I. Beeler, fourth grade.
Lillian Shane, fifth grade.
Dove L. Prather, sixth grade.
Ruth M. Cornish, seventh tradle.
Lillian Hassenfratz, (iibth grade.
Grace E. Mc(Cr ;. princila', fir-i rrade.
Flior.n. M Ni 'l.lin.. second grade.
Lulu M. Darr, third L-r .-I..
Minnie O. 1u--' II. fourth grade.
Lois K. Hartman, fifth and sixlh cr-des
Etla Reed, seventh and gviehih gri ies.
Pedro Migond.
Emma M. Cobban, prin. ipal, .-.1ih and seventh grade.
Muriel K. Neal, lird, fu L.:h, l. I Elit. er.d.
Eeulah E. Shield, uti. -i-.,.id. a;ril l(r1l grales.
I.illiau Joiner, first, second, and third grades.
Mary E. Fleming. principal, first, second, and third
Edna A. Reese, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades.

Ida B. Pottq, princirpal. sevenllt and eighth grades.
Flturenr .1. Hnrrr:..n fifth ar.J -'-lth grades.
Arnni,- E St r.r... thir-J arid f-irth -r.b ie .
M .,bhel L. B:iillh fir.-t alld i ie.f.ij -rajde:i.
li, -f.,b.t.
Karlr-rine I Da i,. ritin..ital, hii h q'rhool.
Mliv L S.nrrh li.Lh .shool.
Jlanr' I. H i:h .*. :,....riri and 'ii hth grades.
tI Letr,: I ,-I.l. I -i h .ii ri.le.
Muillr .A dAJ..[iu fiith era-ne.
NI-i rth I. Sidl.r. ihi-, ari. fourth graidls.
Anna M I -iiller, fir-t ar-l -e.ind grd.les.
C',/ 'in R. l.:-.
Katherinr I. P. i.-. Jpriri, il.,l.
I'.ith B. B: ar.r.I. I rfrl ai .. f[,urlh n-a, Is.
iM iotr .1 I r ''.r fir i arI -c.i,.i ra l1q.
,. ,- h., .-Irlrv 'C. fIr:,\ lower (post offee,
Bdill i h ; Ira 0 L,-k i*. iup t.r j.lt liic:e. B ilboa).
.S. u .p -r r it I, -.ir il T'rt.ri 'j-Thumas G. Suth-
erl.iri (, Ifi ,.: B 'I t i l1 i i.
T. a. I .,r l H, a ..t t 1 -'barlotte Pendleton,
B ,!h,.a .-lu i-d'I .
T"-.l, r /. .-panzrv, in gra-rs--Laura K. Rimon (post
offi '.. Ari uni.
Brai., att, idlant-Ma-gie J. K, Illy (post office,
A. Ir LANG. Suprintrndltrd of Schools.

Short Shipment of Vegetables on Steam-
ship "A.lvance."
CRISTOBAL. C. Z SHplt-taber 1., 1916.
M'FM.RANl.r.i No. 2-'1:
T.- : ni, ..r.- .ian n.ij rs--We are in receipt of cable
air-i, In ., vl.e tf.-'1 riat. n, realize turnipis, beees. or
!iltItu ;'irr.e on -rl Tm-.in .l.irinrr du e tomorrow.
No t.[,.r in lii r.-p, n re. e.ivic-. a- to the cauce of
1.in lh'-ri nhii'mr nri. whi.h-i 'illl eri--.-l ini-onvenienre
o0Jr ir.iJ.-, bill it i- Iri -rmel thir -uit:ir'e stock could
n-i.t hli, e a-ire- l. in New Yirk and New I '-l?.iar markets.
'li- '. i.ai.e y-n ir ntro rn t.l tlhe effit- that after
the ir,' -eri i-'k in t.lne Whiii' I culd itnora.e plant
i., e.hila i ted, ijine will be .n v :! Lie until nest week.
GCntrra Alarmioar. C(tvii issary Didvion.

Sale of Patent Leather Shoes.
CRISTOBAL, C. Z., September 15, 1916.
TLo -..,mmii arijy r ina.-,;rs-A printed notice is packed
will. all patirii Ilepth. r hoIes. aS. i-in.- that the con-
ferc-n-.. gniii i. ,of r le N.tion.al Shoe Ilotailers'
A~ -Ii I ition anil til" N.i''ona.l Ro-it & She MNanufaciur-
rr.' A. -u ia illin i-.lI-l'ei d a irint resi-i.l ion at their
I'll c .: In r.'lt i n[ lto th.- alle ,r p.-Tint leather shnes.
ilil, re-u iiv.,r..v a ,-i t ait i.arilil leather shnes l-ould
not bie rr uimm- n.i toL purt ha.'.-r. without their at-
t:t.ti,,n ih mjii c-dit-l I o the 1. thailt liev ran not be
iairjariree.J. anJ tinh innor-l d,liv u:' Iih leather from
the 'iarl;,iin' of -.r ii,. -.h.uIl.I lie -rnph -izedl. They
further -tate that pro'nt lea-itr helin.- a veneer it can
nit he vi.-:arvt-,:il to we.ir It is able to break, chip,
che k or peel Plea-c brinn the abo'.e to the altenwion
of 3 uur tr.ie. anrd in mkl.ii: s:,les nf patent leather
shoe-. pl.as-. I.- the I-purelaier un ler-tand that there
car be rni re .res., on thi- clar. of shoes after they have
or.ee been worn, as they are sold :trjttl.v at the pur-
rhaser'o ri.k.
General Mlanaogr Ctvmmrnsary Ditiaon.
Sale of Coffee Tins.
CRIsTOBaL. C. Z., September 15, 1916.
To rummissary nanor rs--AdJriiins to stock No.
1240 will include I-pourld effee tins for sale to cus-
tomers at 5 cents each, for use as anoproof container
for dour. sugar, etc.
Please bring the above to the attention of your trade.
R. KI MoKntS.
General Manager, Commissary Division.

Subscription rates, domefsir, $1.00 per year: foreign, $1.50; address
The Panama Canal Record. Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 27, 1916. No. 6.

Notice to Shipping.-Small Arms Target Range Off Pacific Entrance.
The Captain of the Port of Balboa has issued the following notice,
under date of September 18, 1916:
Temporary small arms target range has been established at Fort Grant, making it
necessary to restrict the use of the following described harbor space:
This space is bounded on the north by the international boundary line from
Punta Nala to Tres Hermanas Islands and on the east by a line from Tres
Hermanas Islands to the north end of Naos Island and embraces the space to the
northward and westward of these lines to the shore line enclosed therein.
While firing is going on, a red flag will be hoisted near the eastern extremity of the
dump upon which Fort Grant is situated. This range will be in use until November
All boats are warned to keep clear of this area.
Stamp Tax on Steamship Tickets Removed.
An Act of Congress to increase the revenue, and for other purposes,
approved September 8, 1916, repealed the provision in the act of Oc-
tober 22, 1914, which provided for the assessment of stamp taxes on
steamship passenger tickets sold for passage from the United States.
Comparison of Tonnage through the Canal with that Clearing from United
States Ports.
The aggregate net tonnage of the ships clearing from ports of the
United States during the fiscal ear ending June 30, 1916, has been
reported as 24,475,103. During that period the net tonnage of the
ships making the transit of the Canal was 2,479,761, which is ap-
proximately one-tenth of the clearances from United States ports.
Reduction in License Fees for Motor Vehicles.
The Executive Order published in this issue makes important
changes in the law relating to motor vehicles and the yearly license fees
are reduced, as follows: For pleasure automobiles from $25 to 85;
for motor vehicles used for carrying passengers for hire, from S50
to $30 or $20, according to power; for trucks, from $90 to $40, $30,
or $20, according to capacity; for motorcycles, from S10 to S2. No
charge will be made for original license tags. A charge of one dollar will
be made for replacing lost tags.
Remittances for motor vehicle licenses should cover only the unex-
pired portion of the present calendar year at one-quarter of the annual
rate. Money orders or checks in payment for these licenses should be
drawn in favor of the Collector, Panama Canal, and forwarded to the
Division of Civil Affairs.
The following is the report of the Governor for the month of
BALBOA HEIGHTS, C. Z., September 18, 1916.
The Honorable the Secretary of War,
Il'ashington, D. C.
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations on t he Isthmus
for the month of August, 1916:



One hundred and forty-two oceangoing vessels made the transit of the Canal. 77
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and 65 from the Paciic to the Atlantic. The aggre-
gate. net tonnage of these ships was 464.978 tons, cc,..rdin ;:g 0i P., Lina Ca-n.Jl iules
of measurement, and the total quantity of cargo carried through the Canal was 516,-
821 tons of 2,240 pounds. Ships making the transit were divided by nationality
as follows: British, 71; United States, 26; Norwegian, 11; Chilean, 10; Peruvian,
8; Japanese, 6; Dutch, 4; Danish, 2; French, 2; Swedish, 2.
Collections of tolls amounted to $420,307 and deposits were made with assistant
treasurers of the United States in the amount of 8350,190.4S to be applied on the
payment of tolls and other charges against vessels using the Canal.
Port of Cristobal-At the port of Cristobal, 172 ships entered and 172 cleared, in-
cluding those which passed through the Canal. The ships which entered were di-
vided as follows by nationality: British, 66; American, 5S; Norwegian, 11; Japa-
nese, 6; Chilean, 5; Dutch, 4; Peruvian, 4; French, 3; Swedish, 3; Danish, 2;
Italian, 1; Spanish, 1. Their aggregate net tonnage \was 508,557. Local cargo arriv-
ing amounted to 84,951 tons; local cargo shipped amounted to 6.358 tons. Cargo
handled by the receiving and forwarding agency of the- Panama Railroad amounted
to 184,412 tons, including 42,559 tons of rehandled cargo. Coal bunkered in ships
amounted to 31,208 tons. Fuel oil issued aggregated 6,959.56 barrels, of which
1,455.94 barrels were sold to outside interests. Passengers arriving numbered 2,178;
departing. 2,498.
Port of Balboa-At the port of Balboa, 115 vessels entered and 109 cleared, includ-
ing those which made the transit of the Canal. The ships which entered were di-
vided by nationality as follows: British, 55; United States, 16, Norwegian, 12;
Chilean, 10; Peruvian, 8; Panaman, 4; Japanese, 3: Danish, 2; French, 2; Swedish,
2; Dutch, 1. Their aggregate net tonnage was 28S,306. Local cargo arriving amount-
ed to 18,927 tons; local cargo shipped amounted to 27-1 tons. Cargo handled by
the receiving and forwarding agency amounted to S.459 tons, including 770 tons of
rehandled cargo. Coal bunkered in ships amounted to 3,185 tons. Fuel oil issued
aggregated 51,655.62 barrels, of which 2,356.21 barrels were sold to outside interests.
Passengers arriving numbered 1,153; departing. 1,177.
Lockages-Commercial lockages were made as follows:

Locks. Number of Number of
lockages. vessels.
Gatun ...................................... ..... ...................... ..... 126 113
Pedro Miguel.............. ............. ....................... ............. 1 142
M irafloreqs ............. ........... ......... .. .... .. '1 '2 1 140
Atlantic terminals-The degree of completion of the various items of work on the
new pier No. 7 at Cristobal was as follows at the end of the month: The steel work
was entirely complete; concrete form work for the walls and columns was 97 per
cent complete, and concrete placement was 92 per cent complete; the laying of the
tile roof was 95 per cent complete, and the brick paving 76 per cent complete.
The driving of trestle for the extension of the mole was completed. Thirty-seven
lineal feet of trestle were driven during the month, making a total of 742 feet in all.
The dumping of soft rock from the Mount Hope borrow pit for the mole extension was
begun on August 17, and 5,940 cubic yards were dumped during the month. This
is approximately three per cent of the total required.
On the approach fill for pier No. 6 and the fill for the terminal track yard, 19,305
cubic yards of soft rock from the borrow pit were dumped, making a total of 74,370
cubic yards to date, or 70 per cent of the amount required.
At the East Breakwater derrick barges placed 3,220 concrete blocks, containing
24,249.2 cubic yards. The scow fill was completed on August 14; the spoil dumped
during August amounted to 7,320 cubic yards. All the concrete blocks which had
been made at the Cristobal coaling station were shipped to the breakwater and placed,
and the shipping of blocks from Gamboa was continued. Two thousand six hundred
feet of single-track trestle were salvaged during the month, and the saw mill sawed
119,690 feet of lumber from the salvaged material. The concrete mixing plant at
Coco Solo poured 586 blocks, containing 5,274 cubic yards.
At the West Breakwater the placing of concrete blocks for maintenance was begun
on August 30, one derrick barge being employed. It placed 32 blocks, containing
393.6 cubic yards, on August 30 and 31.


:The Cristobal coaling station was given its first commercial use on August 30
when the steamship Otaki was taken alongside to receive 55U tons of coal. Two of the
ftur rplo-ilrers i. '- I ieen Ii i.,:,! i tl ii'e' t he C il Iut fiL l VIc.L '-pl.Lt]Lce II ".. i beell
made. The lour uniolniers were uonIlhtLted iur .,O ii propeiiii t-, i gu. j 12
gad turned over to the Canal operators on August 29. Both contractor, on the plant
Iwee engaged during the month in testing the various parts of the structures and mak-
iag minor adjustments and improvements.
.Pacific lerminals-The 1,000-foot dry dock, No. 1, was placed in commercial
service during the month, and three vessels were docked. The work of grouting in the
apatings in the floor and wall; and resurfacing the door was continued between flood-
ings; an area of approximately 5,00U square vards, representing a length of 432 feet
if.the dock, was resurfaced. Paving was laid at several places around the head of the
dpck and the operating building. Piping for air and water was instilled at the en-
rance pier.
.Excavation to the amount of 2,781 cubic yards was performed in preparing the
k.pes under the docks for rat-proofing, for a retaining wall at the east end of pier
So. 18, and in miscellaneous work. Riprap and concrete were laid in connection with
t.is work.
At the coaling plant the unloader towers were subjected to shake-do-wn and pro-
pe!ling tests; the towers were laid up by the contra, tor at the request of the Canal.
Q the reloader towers, mechanical installation was principally on the hoisting ma-
Sinery and trailing hopper machinery of tower No. o, the installation of which was
I .per cent completed at the end of the month. The mechanical installation of the
tiharf bunker was begun. Electrical installation and j'aintilin continued.
'During the month the last 11' the folding steel door- Ipr pI.r No. s1 was, received,
tgpembled, and erected complete. All red ltad painting and miscellaneous adjust-
nts of the doors were completed.
::Seven dredges removed 70,09S cubic yards of earth and 754,1411 cubic yards of
fck from Gaillard Cut. All of the earth excavation and 51,3ISO) cubic \arids of rock
iere from the Culebra slides; and rock excavation at Cuc:irach.i slide amounted to
'4,630 cubic yards; at La Pita f.lide, to 5,285 yards; and at Ca-.cdas Jlide, to 12,920
*bic yards.
,-Cucaracha slide, which had been quiescent for the past year, began to move
a in on August 2, and was verb active from August 24 to 31. On August 30 coin-
rcial traffic was held up by the slide, which had moved into the Canal and forced
i^H1e masses of hard rock and clay across the channel, lea' in.g only a narrow channel
ing the west bank. The greateCst movement was at station 1607, where the east
'ore line extended to a point 15 feet wesi of the center line.
':The dredge Culebra removed 215,203 cubic yards of material in the maintenance of
SPacific entrance section. Four dredges removed 19 ,7S5 cubic yards of earth
#d 68,134 cubic yardss of rock from the inner harbor at Balbia.
.In the Atlantic entrance section there was no dredging during the month in the
4.nal prism. The d ridge Aarmol removed a total of 47,760 cubic yards from the
.ing station areas. Dredges No. 4 and No. 81 removed a total of 269,007 cubic
ds from the several areas adjacent to other terminal facilities.
jThe total excavation by dredges during the month was 1,703,49.3 cubic yards.
e estimated amount of dredging remaining in construction or original excavation
S5,143,514 cubic yards at the close of the month.
.1 Mhe shops at Balboa, Paraiso, and Cristobal and the several auxiliary plants of the
mechanicall Division together completed 795 shop orders, leaving 591 orders un-
npleted at the end of the month. The foundry at Balboa turned out 169,727
nds of iron, 224,892 pounds of steel, and 15,557 pounds of brass. Hostling was
.ormed for 4,350 locomotives and cranes, and 789 shop and 4,992 field repairs were
.de on cars. Three heavy and 1,326 light repairs were made on other equipment.
At Balboa shops and dry dock the dredge Paraiso was undocked and the schooner
qriqui and the steamships Stralhearn and Lautaro were dry docked. The principal
dap work in this connection was the manufacture of a boom for the Paraiso class
dges, completion of work on material to be shipped to the Alaskan Engineering
mission, and assembly of equipment for the dry dock.
At the Cristobal shops and dry dock modifications of the deck pens and other
ctures for the cattle ship Caribbean were begun on August 20, and were well
wrd completion at the end of the month. The steamships Jamaica and Cauca,


the tug Bolivar, and submarine C-l, derrick barges No. 156 and No. 157, and fiv
scows were dry docked.
At the Paraiso shops work was confined almost exclusively to Dredging Divisiod
equipment, but the lines of the two 70-foot watch boats were laid down. This wor
will be transferred to the Balboa shops.
The construction of the second group of ward buildings for Ancon Hospital and th
laboratory was continued, the items being about 27 and 35 per cent completed,
spectively, at the end of the month. Work was begun on a new dispensary building
and a main staircase leading to groups 4 and 5 of the new hospital. In the Ancor
Balboa district, at the end of the month 29 of the new type-17 cottages had bee
completed and 31 were under construction; construction was continued on 36 fout
family quarters. Construction of the electrical storehouse. Balboa school, pain
storehouse, Balboa restaurant, garages, and lumber shed and the moving of quart
back front the road along the Ancon-Balboa road were continued.
In the district between Corozal and Darien, the construction of new quarters
continued, anl the removal of the colored school from Gatun to the new silv
settlement at Red Tank, south of Pedro Miguel, was begun and 51) percent complete
In the district from Garun to Cristobal, the building fhr the American Bibl.
'aciety was completed on August 20. Construction of a new restaurant at Gatu
and a silver rmes-, hall at Camp Bierd wa' completed, and work was continued on th
terminal office building, ice cream and milk bottling plant. freight and baggage house
Cristobal restaurant, and Cristobal school Work was begun on an electrical repa2
and charging station for the electric trucks at the docks, to be situited between
piers No. 8 and 9, and on a four-family concrete house in Colon Hospital grounds
A statement of the working force actually engaged on \VeInes.ay, August 2
taken to represent the second half-month, is presented herewith-

Department or Diviion. Silver. Gold. Tot

Operation and Maim.ntrnnce:
Lltck- i w n r.tr .... .............. ...... .. ... ............ .... 6. 1 17. 7
Term itai l rcon. truction ....... ...... ...... ...... .. .................... .. 5.'t 71 6.
B .il.lin:. ... .............. ... ............. ................ ..... 2.52 1 2 10 2.7 .
Elet iri. al . ................................. ..... ........... 41)i 1i6 5
M urni. 'al En..inrering .................... ............................. 2.U' 96 2 1
IDrel.ir- ............ ............................................... 2 3JrJ 341 2.7
hi ihaiical.. .............. ..... ......................................... ." 11 8 0 2,7
M ari e ..... ...... ............. ..................... ............. .2 1 2 3.
Fortiti nalionn ........................................................ 376 59 4
G general ca n-r rue ion.................................... ................... 56 2
Total... ..................... .. ........... ...................... 11,169 2 0 3 13,
Sin n.'i e ........ ........... .... ...... ........................ .. 1. I
C-rmm ,n ..trv. ..... ........................ .... .... ........ .. ........ I 1,759 1;.1 1,9
Sul .iiter e ............................................. ..... ... ... 3 2 15 3
Quartermter .............................................................. I, 78 2.0
A . ntinl ................... ............... ..................... ......... 2 1 199 2
IllI ......................... .............. ... 83 1-4 1,0
E.iX.:, lie ............... .... .................................... 114 315
Panama Railruid ............................................................... 4,712 411 5,1
Contraetora ................ .................................................. 1I 90 2
Grand total ........................................ ............ 21.14 3.591 24,
The total gold force is an increase of 201 over the 3,390 employed on July 26, an
the silver force is an increase of 417 over the 20,731 of that date.
Quarters-The occupants of Canal quarters numbered 6.844 Americans, of who
3,774 were men, 1,465 women, and 1,605 children; and 11,026 West Indians, of whore
5,856 were men, 2,207 women, and 2,963 children. Twenty-two new cottages in tl
Ancon-Balboa district were turned over to the districtquartermaster for assignment.
Health conditions in the Canal Zone and the cities of Panama and Colon continue
good. The death rate on the Canal Zone was 8.12 per thousand per year.
The cash balance in Canal appropriations, exclusive of fortifications was $20,321
025 20 on August 31; the balance in fortifications was $5,266,908.57. Payrolls
the Isthmus amounted to $952,288.13. Paymentsby the Disbursing Clerk in Wa








Amounted to $S07,045.13 and by the Paymaster on the Isthmus to $1,310,82Q.52.
yment of $233,736.19 wasalso made to the Panama Railroad for commissary books.
total Panama Canal collections on the Isthmus amounted to S1,022,115.05. Col-
ftions by the Disbursing Clerk in Washington amounted to $2,952.35. Requi-
ions for purchases in the United States amounted to $539,832 76. Receipts from
he Canal Zone and miscellaneous funds amounted to $183,693.29 and disbursements
under the same heading amounted to $179,481.01.

Quarantine Activities.
.The following is a consolidated report of quarantine transactions at
I.e ports of B..boa-Panama and Colon-Clistobal for the month of
August, 1916:
Iner of vessels irpected and rpased .............................................. 205
a ber of vessel held in quaranoine ................................................. 1
To' ..... ... .... .............. ........ . ..... ... .. . . 220
tlmhber of special inspections made to enforce compliance with antiplague and mo.qiito breed-
ing regulations ..... .. ....... ...... ............. ... .. 1. 5t
ft er of vessels fumiorated on arrival .................................... ...... .. 21
i ber of vessels fumiZalte on departure ......................... .... ..... I
. ber ol vessels detjihed but sailed in quarantine ..................................... 6
miber of stowawayi inspected ........................................... .... . 21
I erof crew examined . ....... ............ ......... .. ....... ....... 12 27.
ber of passeng-rs e inared .............. ......................... ........... 3.332
.. Total .... .. . . ...... ..... .... ......... ... .. .......... . . 15,823
iJnber of supplementary inspPC!ionr, ........ . ... .. ............ 3.011
linber of persons vaccinated at port of a-rival because of enr mulorrv tar,. irl., i n law . .. 320
ber of persons vaccinated at port of departure or en route because of com, U jory vaccinai ion
.w ............................ .......... ... .. ...... ..... .. ... 1.290
Total.............. ......... ....... ...... .. ...... .. ... . .. ............ 1,610
er of persons held in quarantine at the detention houses to compl,:te periud of incubation
yellow fever or pla.iue ... .. 374
ber of persons held in quarantine on board vessels to compete period uf incubation of yellow
or plagu, ................... .......... .................................... 2.031
Total................. ....................... ................ ...... .............. 2,455
number of persons landed from foreign ports:
SCabin..... ....... ....................... .. ..... ................ 1,. 2
teerage.................................... ..... .................... .......... 1.1
Total ............. .................. ................ ....................... ... 2,778
number of persons embarked for foreign ports:
Cabin.......... ................ .................................. 1.862
SSteerage........................... ........ ............................. 1.474
Total........... ...... .. ........... ................. ............... 3,336
1 number of persons arriving from coast towns on smtll launchbe arid ilin-z craft.... .... ,195
number of persons Mi.iilin for euoat towns on small launches and sailing cralft.......... 1.363
ent increase for month frnm c .at town ...................... ........ ...... 322
ent decrease for month from foreign ports:
Cabin ............ .......................... ..... ............ .... 210
pSteerage................. .......................................... 350
Total........... ............................ ............ ............. 560
b r of clearances i isued .. ... .............................. ......... ............. 53
ber of bills of health i sued or viseed ........................................... .......... 211
ber of inspections f dorks .................................................... ........... 10
STotal number of person" landed ............... ........................ 4.461
SLe number for Pacilic ports ........................................... 22
S Total...................................................................... 4,15
Total number of persona sailing.......... ....................... ............ 4.6.9
S Total apparent decrease for month ............................................... 46

Proclamation of Neutrality between Germany and Italy.
The President of the United States issued on August 30, 1916, a
clamation of the neutrality of the United States and the territories

ovisions and injunctions are similar to those embodied in the
clamation of neutrality between Belgium and Germany, issued on
Igust 18, 1914, and published in The Canal Record of September 9,



1914. The date from and after which "no ship of war or privateer q
any belligerent shall be permitted to make use of any port, harbo!
roadstead, or other waters within the jurisdiction of the United State,
as a station or place of resort for any warlike purpose or for the put
pose of obtaining any facilities of warlike equipment" was established
by the Germany-Italy Proclamation as August 30, 1916.

Executive Order.
Relating to Motor Vehicles and Their Operation in the Roads of the Canal Zone.
By virtue of the authority vested in me 1 hereby establish the following Executiv
Order for the Canal Zone:
Section 1. There shall be collected on motor vehicles owned by residents of th
Canal Zone and operated therein, an annual license e fe as follows:
For each passenger automobile for personal use only, five dollars (.S5.00).
For each automobile of twenty-nine horsepower or Ias;, u-~ed for carrying passenger
for hire, twenty dollars (S20.'U).
For each automobile of more than twenty-nine horsepower, used for carrying
passengers for hire, thirty dollars (S30.00(. :
For each truck or omnibus of one-ton capacity or less, twenty dollars (320.00).
For each truck or omnibus of a capacity of more than one ton but less than three
tons, thirty dollars ($30.00).
For each truck or omnibus of a capacity of three tons or more, forty dollars ($40,00)
For each motorcycle, two dollars ($2.00.).
In case of a dispute as to the horsepower or capacity of a vehicle, the issue shall
referred to the Board of Local Inspectors, and the decision of the Board thereon shaRl
be final. :I
License fees shall be paid for the calendar year; but if any part of the calendar.
year shall have expired when the license is taken out, then Ihe license lee to be pai
shall be proportioned to the part of the calendar year remaining, including therein
the calendar quarter in which the license is paid: but the Governor shall have at
thority to issue sl-or;-term licenses at rates proportionate to the rates in the abovW
schedule, in such special cases as he may dtem proper.
Licenses heretofore issued shall continue in force, and the licensees shall not
required to pay fees hereunder until the licenses previously issued to them shall hav
Section 2. Motor vehicles owned by residents of the Republic of Panama and op
erated in the Canal Zone, shall pay the same annual license fee as is imposed by th
Republic of Panama on motor vehicles owned by residents of the Canal Zone an'
operated in the Republic of Panama; Provided, That the Governor of the Canal Zo
may enter into arrangements with the authorities of the Republic of Panama b"
which any class or classes of vehicles owned by residents of the Canal Zone ar
-operated in the Republic of Panama may be exempted from the payment of licen
fees in the Republic of Panama, or required to pay fees at a reduced rate, and an
class or classes of vehicles owned by residents of the Republic of Panama and operate
in the Canal Zone may be exempted from the payment of license fees in the Can
Zone, or required to pay fees at a reduced rate.
Section 3. The Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to exempt fro
the payment of license fees hereunder motor vehicles operated exclusively with
certain areas or districts of the Canal Zone to be defined by him, and the Govern
is also authorized by public notice to prohibit motor vehicles of any or all kinds fro
operating on such portions of the roads in the Canal Zone as he may designate, when
in his judgment, the public interest requires it; or he may permit any of said vehicle
to be operated in any areas or districts designated by him, upon such conditions as
may deem necessary and convenient for the welfare of the Panama Canal.
Section 4. The use of flare lights on vehicles, within the limits of any city, town,
village in the Canal Zone is hereby prohibited; and on roads outside of any cit'
town, or village limits, the drivers of automobiles and motorcycles shill extingtui
their flare lights at least one hundred and fifty i, 15j, 1 t fr' ...II : r I ,r.. liin V.ehriclI
and shall pass such approaching vehicle with the use of their dimmer lights only.
Section 5. Section 1 of the Executive Order of February 2S, 1912, No. 1489,
lating to motor vehicles, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful to drive or operate a motor vehicle or bicycle
over the roads of the Canal Zone outside of town or village limits, at a speed


exceeding twenty-five (25) miles an hour on straight roads, or at a speed exceed-
ing twelve (12) miles an hour when approaching or traversing curves, forks,
or cross roads, or when traveling over the streets of any city, town, or village
of the Canal Zone, or when approaching another vehicle. The owner of an
automobile, if within the car, shall be held responsible for its speed. In the
absence of the owner the person actually operating the automobile shall be
held responsible. The person operating a motorcycle or bicycle shall be held
responsible for its speed.
Section 6. Any person violating any of the provisions of this order shall be pun-
ished in the manner prescribed in Section 5 of the Act of Congress, approved August
21, 1916, and entitled: An Act Extending certain privileges of canal employees to
other officials on the Canal Zone and authorizing the President to make rules and
regulations affecting health, sanitation, quarantine, taxation, public roads, self-pro-
pelled vehicles, and police powerson the Canal Zone, and for other purposes, including
provision as to certain fees, money orders, and interest deposits.
Section 7. This Order shall take effect on and after October 1, 1916.
September 5, 1916.
[No. 2451.1
(The foregoing order is bein.z pubhlii d 1 q Cansl ririlar No. '91-51).)
Supplement No. 5 to Circular 530-B, Coverinq Charges for Wharfage, Cran-
age, Stevedoring and Transferring Carg0, etc., Issued January 29,
1916, Effective March 1, 1916.
Effective at once, Item 3 (Shifting), page 2, is amended by inserting
the words "By direction of the Captain of the Port" after the words
"Shifting will be made" and said item shall be as follows:
Whenever in the judgment of the Receiving and Forwarding Agent, or Port Cap-
tain, it is deemed advisable to shift any vessel in order to accommodate other vessels,
or for any other reason, shifting will be made by direction of the Captain of the Port,
and the towing and other expenses thereby incurred will be charged against the vessel
so shifted.
Effective September 1, 1916, Item 4 (Storage), was cancelled and
the following substituted therefore:
1. No charge will made for the storage of transfer cargo held on piers or in cars for
35 days from the date same is ready for delivery. On cargo, both routed and un-
routed, held for a longer period than 35 days, storage for the first 30 days will be
charged at the rate of 3 cents per bill-of-lading ton per day, and thereafter at the rate
of 5 cents per bill-of-lading ton per day.
2. All cargo routed and unrouted, shall be removed in the order of arrival.
3. No storage will be charged on cargo for local delivery for a period of 72 hours
from the time the steamer has completed cargo, but on any cargo not accepted by
consignees within that time, a charge of 3 cents per 100 pounds per day, or $5 per
car per day or fraction thereof, at the option of the company, will be made, the
minimum charge to be 15 cents.
Change in Pay Car Schedules.
Beginning in October the pay car will travel as follows:
10th-Car from Balboa Heights will pay north of Gamboa. Arriving at Cristobal
about 9.30, stands will be made at vacant plot back of Masonic Temple; near new
terminal building; Gatun at noon hour; Docks 7, 8, and 9,.and shops in the after-
11th-Car from Cristobal will pay at Coco Solo, Magarita, Mount Hope, coaling
plant, and laundry, ice, and cold storage plant.
Car from Balboa Heights will pay at Naos Island, Balboa flats, La Boca road, com-
missary, round house, material yard, Big Tree, medical storehouse, Panama yard,
shops, Corozal, and Miirallores Locks.
S 12th-Car from Balboa Heights will pay Pedro Miguel to Las Cascadas and on
main line to Gamboa.
Ships Transferred from the racinc to me Atlantic Trade.
The steamship City of Puebla, which passed through the Canal
i" on September 8 on her way from San Francisco to New York with a


cargo of flour and barley, and the Tampico, which arrived at Balboa
on September 17 on the way to New York, are reported sold by the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company to Atlantic operators. The City
of Puebla has been in service in the Pacific for 30 years, and when she
first came out was one of the fastest ships on the coast.

Traffic Over the Trade Routes in July.
The distribution of traffic through the Canal in July, 1916, accord-
ing to the principal trade routes, was as follows:
Net Tons of
\'essel. Tonnage Cargo
United States coastwise. .. ........................................ 4.293 1,307
United States to South and C.enral America ................................. 13 45,594 71,399
United States to Far Ea.a and Atitralia .......... .. .......... ....... 20 .(5,s5 144.587
Atlantic terminus of the Canal to Central and South America .................. 16 29.015 20,330
Europe to the west coas: ~f South America................................ 3 9.4 15,134
Europe to the west coast of North America ................................... 4 17.713 20.553
Europe to the Far East and AiLtraia ............................. ....... 3 18,.10 22,712
Miscellaneous routings......................... .... ........ ............ 1 181 72
Vessels in ballast .................................................. 15 39.511........
Total............ ....... ............................................. 76 200.520 296,091
United States coastwise .............. .................... ...... .......... 1 6749 7,000
South and Central America to United States.. ............................... 32 119.9,u6 216.275
Far East and Australia to L'niied atra ................. ..... ............ 3 12.7v 23.0U4
South and Central Amern a r., .1rldanu terminus of the Canal.................. 1I 25.144 22 157
West coast of South Amerira to Europe ...................................... 9 35 443 4b.990
West coast of North Amerie to I'.arope ..................................... 2 6 400 9300
Far Eati and Australia to Europe ........................................ 2 11.111 13,437
MLs: ellnr-uiA routii .. .............................................. 2 7,.j43 12,700
Vessels in ballast....... ................................................... 3 42 .
Total............ ........................... ............ .... 71 22S.437 352,863

Inspection of Household Goods and Goods of American Manufacture Re-
turned to the United States.
The Chief of the Division of Civil Affairs has issued the following
memorandum concerning the inspection of household goods and goods
of American manufacture returned to the United States:
Under the agreement with the United States Treasury Department for the in-
spection, sealing, and certification of household goods and goods of American manu-
facture being returned to the United States by employees of The Panama Canal, the
Panama Railroad Company, and members of the military organizations on the Isth-
mus, compliance with certain regulations is required.
Only household effects which have been owned and actually used abroad as such
by the shipper or his family for not less than one year previous to the date of cer-
tificate, and articles of American manufacture which have not been advanced in
value or improved in condition by any process of manufacture or other means, may
be sealed by Canal Zone customs inspectors.
This privilege is limited to shipments returned when sent otherwise than as baggage,
and neither personal effects nor household goods being returned to the United States
as personal or excess baggage can be sealed and inspected under this agreement.
It sometimes happens that after packages have been sealed and certificated by
customs inspectors they are then forwarded by employees as personal or excess
baggage, which constitutes a violation of the agreement with the Treasury De-
partment. Unless this practice is discontinued, customs inspectors will be forced
to remove the seals and destroy the certificates on all such shipments being for-
warded to the United States as baggage, which will make it necessary for such
shipments to be inspected at the port of entry in the United States.
Arrangements for the inspection of household goods and goods of American manu-
facture under the foregoing agreement should be made with the Chief Customs In-
spector at Cristobal (telephone 172, Cristobal) by people residing at Gatun and Cris-
tobal, and all others should make arrangements with the Chief Customs Inspector at
Balboa (Telephone No. 35, Pacific Terminals, Balboa). These arrangements should


be made several days prior to the time of inspection, and no goods should be packed
before the arrival of the customs inspector. It should be remembered that customs
inspectors are acting as inspectors only, not as packers, and that they work the same
hours as other employees, therefore, requests for inspections during the noon rest
period and after five o'clock can not be granted.
Handbook for High School Teachers and Pupils.
The Division of Schools has issued a booklet, "Course of Study, Canal Zone High
SSchools", which is to serve as a manual of information for teachers an'l pupils, and
will assist the latter in the selection of their courses. It is similar in the general
Nature of its contents to the previously issued booklet, "Course of Study, Elementary
Schools of the Canal Zone."
Civil Service Examinations.
The following civil service examinations will be held on the dates indicated. In-
:formation concerning the same has been posted at Canal clubhouses and post offices,
as per the numbers of announcements indicated:
Gardener (male); $540 to SI,000 a year; examination October 17, 1916, No. 1298.
: Field assistant in marketing investigations (male); $1,803 to $3,000 a year;
examination October 24, 1916; No. 1209.
Junior fuels chemist (male); 1S,100 to $1,500 a year; examination about Novem-
ber 12-13, 1916; No. 1097-.Amended.
Junior drainage engineer (male); $960 to $1,440 a year; examination about No-
vember 12, 1916; No. 1322.
Fiber inspector (male); $1,600 to $2,000 a year; examination October 24, 1916:
SNo. 1323.
Lumber inspector (male); $2,500 a year entrance salary; examination October 24.
S1916; No. 1327.
Data from Employees for the Bureau o! Efficiency.
The attention of all employees is directed to the circular published in this issue
concerning data for the Bureau of Efficiency. The questions requiring most atten-
tion, with instructions for answering them, are given below:
Question 5. Occupation (if not clearly shown by answer to Q. 4).
State, as specifically as possible in the space available, the profession, trade,
or other line of work on which the employee is engaged. When practicable give
not only the profession, science, etc., but the line of work within the profession,
science, etc. Examples for persons engaged in scientific or technical work:
Physicist (optics) mycologist (fruit diseases), paleontologist (vertebrates),
drainage engineer. Examples for clerical employees: Stenographer and type-
writer, correspondence clerk, file clerk, bookkeeper, roster and time clerk, adding
machine operator, copyist, general-utility clerk. If the designation of the po-
sition shows clearly the employee's occupation, write "See 4."
Question 9. Initial rate of pay:
Give the rate of pay at which the employee was originally appointed to the
executive civil service.
Question 10: Total length of service (give the total of all United States Govern-
ment service with the exceptions stated on the back of this card: Years: Months:
The reports made on this schedule will be used as a basis for computing the
probable cost of a plan of retiring civil employees. Each employee's report will
become a part of his record, on which his annuity will be based if a retirement
law is enacted. It is therefore important to give the employee's total length of
service, including all periods of employment in the executive ciil service of the
United States, whether temporary or permanent, whether in one or more branches
of the service, and whether continuous or at different times, except service as a
Presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate and as a part-time employee or
employee under enlistment contract or shipping articles. Service as a Presi-
dential appointee confirmed by the Senate should be included if the employee
had a classified status during his service as a Presidential appointee.
Do not'include service as an employee of the Congress or the United States
Courts or service as an officer or enlisted man in the Army, Navy, or Marine
Question 11. State, Teiritory, or foreign country of birth (do not give town):
(No instructions).
Question 12. Race:
Use "W" for white, "N" for Negro (including persons of mixed Negro blood),



"I" for American Indian (including persons of mixed Indian blood). For other
(yellowk-brown) peoples, state whether "Chinese," "Japanese," "Filipino,"
or "Other."
Question 14. Date of birth: Month: Year:
(No instructions).
Question 15. Kinds of schools attended, years attended, and degrees taken:
1'Ue "E" for elementary or grade: "H" for high; "C" for college or univer-
sity; "P" for prucfesiimonal or technical; "0" for other. After each symbol enter
in liuures the number of years attended. Add in parentheses the degree taken,
if any. and the course of study if not thown by the degree or if no degree was
taken. Exa1mpTks L E,"; H3 (business); 14 (technical); C5 (AB, AM, political
science); C(2 tarchitecture.i: P3 (LLB); PI (law).
Question b1. Marital condition.
Slate \whether single ("S"), married ("AM"); widowed (including widowers)
("\\"~, or divorced ("D",).
Question 17. \\ar veteran?
If tht employee served in the Civil or Spanish War, Philippine or any Indian
insurrtctii.'n, or other military engagement of the United States, answer, "Civil,"
"Spani-.h," "'' il," "Indian," or "Other," (specifying; if not, answer "No."
Question 18. Appointed from-Congressional district and State: County
This answerr imu-t show the Congressional District and the State (under
present Co(ngrresiounal app,'rtionment) to which present appointment is charged.
Example: Cingrt.sicnal District and State, 7 Virginia, County, Madison.
Qur-e.ion 1t. Civil service status:
For cla-sified employees Inot including those appointed without examination
under special provision, of law or under Schedule A, Civil Service rule.) answer
"C." \i',,r p-erons in positions excepted from examination by law or Schedule
A, Civil Ser\ ice rules, answer "E;" for persons appointed by the President sub-
ject to confirmation by the Senate, answer "PC;" for other unclassified employees,
such as uiikilled laborers, answer "U."
For Presicdnti.l, appointees and employees in excepted positions who have
retained a prior classified status, add the word "Classified" to the abbreviations
given above.
Question 20. Method by which classified status was obtained:
If the (mphloyee is classified (unless he holds a position excepted from exami-
nation tb law or by Schedule A, Civil Service rules) state whether he originally
obtained his class ified status by competitive examination ("CE"); noncom-
peitive examination ("NCE"I; individual Executive Order which specified
the name of the employee ("IEO"); blanket Executive Order which covered
in an entire class ("BEO"); or Act of Congress which required no Executive
Order to carry it out ("AC").
Extension of the period of eligibility for reinstatement by individual or blanket
Executive Order should he reported as "lEO", or "BEO," as the case may be.
Reinstatement to a position that was covered into the classified service by
blanket Executive Order or Act of Congress during the employee's separation
from that position should be reported as "BEO," or "AC," as the case may be.
Transfer from the Philippine Service should be reported as "CE" for "com-
petitive examination."
If the employee is nol classified or occupies a position excepted from examina-
tion by law or Schedule A, Civil Service rules, write "NC" for "not classified."
Deceased Employees.
The following estates of deceased employees of The Panama Canal or The Panama Railroad Company are
now in process of settlement, and any claims against these estates, or any information which might lead to the
location of heirs, or to the recovery of property, bank deposits, postal savings or postal money order deposits, or any
other moneys due them, should be presented at the office of the Administrator of tlrates at once in order that the
estate may be settled as soon as possible. All claims should be itemized, sworn to before a notary public, or oth
public officer having a AIal and submitted in duplicate. These names will be published but once.

Name. Check Native of Isthmian Employed by Date
No. residence. death.
Joseph Murray...... 12 0 Jamaia. ...... ............... Munnipal Engineer... August. 11 1916.
Charles Bailey........ 8269 Jamaica....... La Boca ....... Balboa agency. ..... September 13, 1916
James N. Cockett..... .. England....... "Cristobal ...... Berien Pi. Irun W'ks September 12. 1916
James Bennett....... 5S649 Jamaica....... Camr. Bierd..... Terminal Construction Sept. 19, 1916.
Joseph Moore....... 110003 Barbados....... Cristobal....... P. I. R. docks. .... Seut. 19, 1916.
Henry Lyder 3r. .. 07 Barbadns ..... Colon......... Supply Department.. Sept. 18. 1916.
Naturalized citizen of the Unted States.



Official Circulars.

Acting Governor.
ExecunrtE OEP:\rrsE'r,
BALBnA HEIGH r,. C. Z Set onbe- I'). 1'16.
To all coanrrnred-Effective Seprember 2.,) and dulr-
Ing my absence on leave, Lieut.-C'i7l. C'heter Harding.
U. 6. Army, will be AcLIm: .; .'vernor.
Geo. \'. GoETHALS.

Acting Engineer or Maintenance.
BALBOA HEIGHTS C. ~'PD'[lliti er 1'. I'lli.
To all c.)ncrtri.--EtT.-tnve thi 1 date. Li-ut.-C'.l.
Jay J. Morrow. U. S. Armv. A.:i..t.rnt t the En-inrier
of Maintenance, dirinl the tim. itih E.ii- eer ol Mlanl-
tenance is actinz G,.,ern.-r. will p-:rturm the d.Jtie
and exercise the authority of the En 4ine-r of Main-
.4.i,'.j G'u. rtior.

Act of Congress.-Authorizing Establish-
ment of Certain R. ulataons for Canal
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z., September 11, 1il1i.
The Act of Conlire.- qoanted helo'w is publ;,hed for
the information of all cunt,,.'rl'-.
A.4itlluj i;l/itfi &r.

AN ACT Extending cert:',n privilece, nf canal em-
ployees to other nri.:.iAl )ni the Cir.al Zire andw
authorizing th'o Pre-ident to ni.l.c rule-, mnd re:.u-
lations afteciini health. aniir::tion. qularaitihie.
taxation. public roads. -elf-prioplled vehi.les.
and police powe:.- on thie Can.al Zuie., and fur other
purposes, including prou\-ion as to certain fe-s,
money orders. riand iiiierest .ep',oiTs.
Be it er actd by the .S.nair a-id H ice of Rerresentma-
f'rts of the Urait'd Sta! nif .Amerri.I in Covn,,q.-;s -
itmbled, That, until other ise providelI by Couirre.s,
the President is authorized to mike ru!es and re-ula-
tions in matters of sanitation. health, and quarantine
for the Canal Zone or to modify or ch n-e eaitiing
rules and regulations and those hereafter made from
time to time. violationss of any quarantine regulations
provided for herein shall be puntabed by fine not to
exceed $500 or by imlri-ornment iii jail not to
exceed ninety days. or by both such fine and imprison-
ment, in the court's discrerion; and a violation of any
sanitary regulations hereunder shall be published by
a fine not to exceed 253 or by imprisonment in jail not
to exceed thirty days, or by both such fine and im-
prisonment, in the court's discretion. Each day such
violation may continue shaU constitute a separate
Sec. 2. That. until otherwise provided by Congres.,
the President is hereby authorized to make and from
time to time change rules and regulations for levy-
ing, assessing, and collecting ad valorem, excuse, license,
and franchise taxes in the Canal Zone. or to modify
or change existing rules or regulations for that pur-
pose. Ad valorem taxes imposed shall not exceed one
per centum of the value of the property, nor shall fran-
chise or excise taxes exceed two per centum of gross
Sec. 3. That, until otherwise provided by Conres.,
it shall be lawful for the President to make. publish,
and enforce all rules and regulations for the use of the
public roads and highways in the Canal Zone, and
also for regulating, licensing, and taxing the use and
operation of all sclf-p'ropelled vehi:'c uig the p'u'l- :2
highways, including speed limit, signals. tags, license
fees, and all detailed regulations which may be from
time to time deemed necessary in the exercise of the
authority hereby conferred. The taxes on automo-
biles may be graded according to ie value or the power
of the machinery, and such rule-s and regulations as
now exist may be changed by such order from time

L V:..

to time. and anv that mrLy be hereafter mide may be
chan.e.ld from rime to time. The Pre-rJ-n may make
mulual agreements with the 1?coubilie ol0 Painama touch-
in. the re.,Lpro..al use of the thr'hwa,, of the Canal
Zone arid the Republic of Panama by self-tropelled
vehicles toiuching taixe arin I ner-e clhes. atnd- any other
meter of resaulatiorn to etablish irnnlly f.Ir the con-
veriienre of the re :ierits of 'he two jiunJriJdtinns.
S-i.4 'That it shall tbe unlawful tio oi.umit any
bre.rch of the pea':e rr ena-rie in or prrmit any dig.
or.dirly, inderent. c .,r immoral conJidit in the Canal
Zone. The Pr-vidlent i, aijthriz-r' to enltirce this
pruvuiioi b\ makiin rules and rteul.ariijn to assert
andl ecer'l-e the p,'lile pr nwr in the ('Canal Zone, or
for any purtiun ur divi;-iin thert'.il. and. he m;wy amend
or chaii-ze any u(. reiula3tlOnS nlrw ('J-tineg or here-
aft-r mide.
Se-- .' That any person who crnmmiri any act or
wli', c rries oin anv bu-ir. -, tr ,l-e ur .iu-1,upatin in
the ('anal Ztrne wilrhoult umplmnrl wl ith ihe rules and
rF..iularl,.n- e-t- l.ll-hol 1 by the Pri-e.id-nt fur the levy-
inE. a--Tc--inn, an'd (olle,' itr of ta se-. or whU -iolates
anrt rule- or re;',ilations for rtIe u.- f (ile iputhllt roads
and. hi,'ghwa. or whibo i' l its any riiule, and re"u-
lation' tr.u. hin, th Ie e~I i.'ii ., iti\e. operation, and
ue ol ell--pr:t.elled vehit. .lIc. or who \il.ate- any of the
police r,. ulatrtin aiii . riL.ed hr'reundeo-r h ,ll be pun-
i-tli b c i' i i .. -* or -t v ln.'priinmient in
j;.ai nut to e G'.,v'-i' tr[ritv ,J.'?, or Lv b'tti such bile and
imlpruirinment. in t,: o urt'iS di. -r.i u.n .
S,-'. i; That ilepoii mirmnev oirlers i.s-ue. in the
Can Il Zu le 1 a lin ,ll p _-i tal *.av-iin'- i.urili LA el in ac-
crd.ljrie with lthe rule, andi rr-e:larinn ht;elofore
ttabli-hed by the Pre-ildent. or Itha mlu.A hereafter
be e-tAl.lihbe-i by himo. sla l! teiar interri. at a rate of
nfit e\-reding tiio, per c-,ritum per annlum
Se.'. ; That ithe ristere- rte'elivedl Ir.in, the Canal
Zone rMoIrty ir.l-r fun.id dep',illtd in ta.nk.s under
riall Zi.n-e resulatitri% hall be ava-ilible iu pay the
irnter-est un dl-p ,it mnrt-:V orders altiiurizedj by the
preLedin li e, tl.in. .Sij. iniererl thall alio he avail-
able tro pav any lo-ses which are ch:art ible to the (anal
Zone pu-tal s-rvin:-.
S-ee. s. That jhe-nc-ever a customs offiter of Lhe Canal
Zone ,hall corify')' an invoice. lanrdinte eriib'eate. or
other similar dio,.imnt. or shall reti-[-r a marine note
of protest. or hall perform any nc'tarijl :ervitce, he
sha!l be autlh.,rized to (o.llect a fee -eqtiialpnt Lo the
fee pre",.'nibe:l by the U'nlted Srates consular regu-
lations for the -time act or service when performed
by conisulr official?.
See 9. The laws relating to seamen of vessels of the
United StJtes on foreign ijiages hall apply to
seamen of all v,~;sls .; .f the United Mtates at the
Panama Canal Zone. whether such ;esels be regi-
tered or enrolled and lieeni-ed, and the powers in
respect of such seamen of Buch vessels bestowed by
law upon con-ular othderi of the iUnited States in foreign
ports and upon shitpini commitsauners in ports of
the L'';red State? are hereby beUtowed upon the ship-
ping commissioner and deputy shipping commissioners
on the Panama Canal Zone.
Set. 10. The President is hereby authorized to make
rules and regulations, and to alter or amend the same
from time to time. touching the riht o(f any person to
enter or remain upon or pass over any part of the Canal
Zone; for the detention of any person entering the
Canal Zone in violation of such rules and relations,
and return of such person to the country whence he or
she came, on the ve-sel briniing such person to the
Caral Zone. or any uther vessel belo. g ng to the same
owner or interest, and at the expense of such owner
or interest; and in addition to the punishment pre-
scribed by this section for violation of any such rules
and regulations, the authorities of the Canal Zone
may withho!d the clearance of such vessel from any
port in the Canal Zone until any fine imposed and the
cost of maintenance of such person are paid- Any
person violating any of such rules or regulations shall
be riilty of a mi-demeanor. and on 'onvi'rion in the
a: -.. .,u:.L of th: Can' l Zu..- i.a!1 'c -u mdL by
a hne not exceeding $55U or by imprisonment not ex-
ceeding a year, or both in the discretion of the court..
It shall be unlawful for any person, by any means or
in any way, to injure or obstruct or attempt to injure
or obstruct, any part of the Panama Canal or the locks
thereof or the approaches thereto. Any person vio-
lating this provision shall be guilty of a felony, and



conviction in the di.tri,.t court of the Canil Zoine
shall be punished by a tirie not .-c-eedin; SIU.luD or by
imprisonment not e,.l:c.rim twetyv yeaersi, or both,
in the discretion rf the c-urt If the a.t shall cause
the death of any per 'oi wir ni a yo'r anrd i liv there-
after, the person s-ir Iounvltted hliall be guilty of mur-
der and shall be pulliihe.' ar lurlhn..i .
Sec. 11. That a'l Ilaw. or.liri, or ordinances in con-
flict with this Act are hereby r, prjl,:d.
Approved, August 21. Ilt.l.

Act of Congress. -Army Appropriation, 1917.
BALBOA HEIGHTr, C. Z.. September 19, 1910.
CIRCULAR NO. 6;liJ-25-'
The extracts fr ui .rn t of Con-r, .i iquo'ed beluw
are published for the iflurmr in r of all inot, er- l.
Acr lJ tij.m rn.r.

AN ACT making apllr..[r ,:aliin. for the '-irpport of the
Army for the fi.11a '...ir e.alrdii: Jijiie thirt'h,
nineteen hunlr-l .i aid .. ..r.lr.': and fur other
Be at' na.: 1 by tht S, ntm an I H.,s f R. ;ir, ,tir rc
of the United Stats ...: .l,, ra.i ,r C..,jrl r a I mr;.' .1.
That the following sium3 be. ai I lth.\ ar..- -rt:\. al>-
propriated, out of an'iv miiLi in Ill.- Tr,.: ',r not
otherwise appirriiri e.l,. fur thte tjiip.,rjt of the Army
for the 3,aur eulinr, June th(rti-th, ninueter-n hundred
and seventeen.
p 8
.1"1 pr. J .i fcrit,.r. ThaL the
general otirlr-rs of the llr1 nlv-r:, WI ,.r- I.,l,.,,l e.eJ as ait'.h
pursuant to the Art ',If M.irih fourth. irlnitee.' hulrJred
and fifteen (Thirty-,:iA ii 7I ri. It- at rL ir'.. p1i.: r..t en
hundred and ninety-i..rn '. -hil. rtae r aitk In ih-lr pre-c'nt
grades over all oth,:er hticrirller :appuliureld t like ':rades.
8 i 9
lided further, That tli. .-rS-.rt.r .if I tr is atlrhirizr'd
it expend from the :ri,o.,' ir- inut n .t t,- c..,:ed i 11. I00'.iJ
for the purpose o; proi. .jing ti m..r-r.rary .h later -in the
Canal Zone for one regiiaut oil liiflarir anol ,nie com-
pany of .Eugirjieri.

MEDICAL AND HIjP'tr \L L)tEPi'T'r ILiT: F..ir the
purchase of medical ar..l hmipl:lA .pJt ulI.... iilalidti.g
motor ambulances, anJ in il r.. I-r l.jr nl..tli.:al .,r Lt'e.
their maintenance, ret.pair. .A-i 1 irjr.'.a.rLr. Ianrd isSrfu' t-
ants. a.dl the exch inr c ,' l tyr..:ril;in: ta.,.mbi,:, for
military posts, cam,i'. lIm.ritjl hi.t.t3l 'tiri4 aoj
trart4piurt. and suli|ll ; ro. c I l'ir m '.i irto d.l-;'r i:-
tlon in and about irtl n1ul.t:v pJ. ., I, the C'aial Zone:
* ,i 11, 1 .II

payingg The Pa. ini r in.il -i. h re i ri -r Ii ,'..,: .. es.iiu-
aive oIf 'biiitrne. :C., m v be ap,.rovu .J :'.. t'h .Se. reiary
of WaRr fri. cariiiA n iin t haJOiralt fOr ofi.'.r. cnlistIed
men. military prisoanerr. arl ci.llhn em,,I.oyee' .. the
Army admitted ther-to rupon itI r- ,t .,f !.,jper
mibitarv authority: Pr... d'T. iT. .t i.e Jubl ternce
of the said patiri t r\'x';,i 't:,_, li: .i.ie'te .1 '.ers and
acting dntal surg..'r~n. hall he 111. ti 0 I IJ 'iA -pi'al.s ,
aui of the appropritt;Iunl f.r su'- ,rn,.-'- of the Army
st the rates provide l tljherein fior comaii r l'.i:n of ra-
tions fur enlisted p l.-nits in general hu-plit'l. Il.3.Ul)O.
Approved, August 29. I'li6.

Act of Congress.-Na/al R ilo Stations.
BALBOA HEIGHTIS. C. Z., .Septembtr '9, 1910.
CIRCULAR No. 60.IJ-2i,:
The Act of Congre.. quir'tcd below is published for the
Information of all cunceired.
Acting GurtnoTr.

AN ACT making appropriations for the naval service

for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen
hundred anrd seventeen, and for other purposes.
Be it ena.ttd hib the S. natce and House of Represent-
alircs o.f Vt L'nated S!atl; nf .A4mrrca In Congress as-
,mtbl,d. That the followin.ir sum3 be. and they are
hereby, apprirpriarted, to be paid out of any money
in the Treasury nut otherwise appropriated, for the
naval service of the Government for the year ending
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and
fur other purposes:

a a 9 *
High-power Radio Slaltiojq: For the completion of
hi-h-power radio stalrl.nSi crist not to exceed $1,-
51i.00i)i. to1 he located a' fo-ll.-w;: One in the Isth-
mian .Canal Zone-, on, on rithe Califrrnia Coast, one in the
Hawaiian lilands. one in Anmirican samoa. one on the
i landJ of Guam. and one in the 'hilifpine slanda
SO0U..0110, to be available until exprided.

Approved, Au'u-'t 29. l116.

Assignments of Office Space in Cristobal
Terminal Office Building.
BALBOA lHEIGHTS. C Z.. S piemier 23. 191I .
To all ct,,, rr.,l--'f flwll w-i: aIsi inments of office
space in the iiIew terminal police building at Cristobal
have h.-r'n mi.le.
Erair.e fir floor to Par:inma Railroad, Receiving and
Forwarding Aerjt.
S e.rnd fljur
Room; 2-01 and 2J-Il-ti'tom Division.
Rinum, 211.' alnd 2ij7-tuararrtiwe Divi.ion.
R....trj 211 aid 2114-f'arimi .Railroad Company.
fRoim 21-1 and 2)t--ifealMh Dcpartment.
li.,..,m -2J an- .'3-IM-llluih Department
Room 2 2--.AVJritl.ir
Room. 21 21 atr 21 7-f-'ollei.tor.
R..-.mm .11) aund Il-Supply Department (Dock In-
spe l ur 1.
Third flvor.
Room< 3'13. 305. 307. .06, 311, 313, 315. 308-16--
Po.irt Captain.
Room 3 -1-Hydrugraphers.
W\M. R. GROvu,
Chlt f Quarttrmaser.

Requests for Free Entry of Automobiles and
BtLBOA HEIGH Hr. . .. September 21. 1916
To all c,,'r.rr d--Emtnlyeep reqaetidng the free
entry of anJ re.Ju.edl I-rizht rate, on form P.C. 164-3,
on altm )bril.0' arld m ntrr.-yvc'ilr to be shipped from
the Urulted StateI to the (anal Zone .hall in all eases
give the name of the machine to be Impo:.ied.
Er'cutlir Srcrdary.

Waste in Distribution of The Panama Ca-
nal Record.
BALBOA HEIGilTS. C. Z.. Sepr,'mber 25, 1916.
In orde. that wa-te in the distribution of THE PANA-
MA CANAL RECORD may be eliminated, you are re-
queitel to make a che.k of the distribution through
your odrice to see if mire copies are being supplied than
are required. A copy is to be furnished to every gold
employee and to office files.
ErccuLie S&crieary.

Data for Bureau of Efficiency.
BALBOA HEIGHTS. C. Z., September 25, 1916.
In conformince with a resolution adopted by the
Senate, providing in part "That the Bureau of BEa-



ency is directed to prepare and submit to the Senate
estimates of the immediate and ultimate cost of pen-
sioning or retiring the civil employees of the United
States * That for said purposes, the heads
of the Executive Departments. Chiefs of Bureaus and
Other executive or administrative officers, are hereby
directed to furnish the said Bureau of Etficiency with
said information," The Panama Canal has been pro-
vided with certain forms for the compilation of the in-
formation desired by the Bureau of Erbciency.
These fonms consist of a schedule of separatiorn from
the Government service, which will be filled oat in this
office in entirety; and a re-ord of civil employees as
of July 1. 1916, an individual card record which will be
filled out in part in this ortice. the balance of the in-
formation being obtained from the employee, in the
field. This will be done in a manner somewhat similar
to that adopted in conducting the annual physjial
examinations of employees. 1. e.. having the employee
come to some central point for interrogation.
To insure the greatest possible accuracy in fillinz these
eards it is desired that the head of earh department
designate one man to handle this task in the depart-
ment, and have him report to the Bureau of Staci'tics
at Balboa Heights for instruction, Thursday morning,
September 28.
As all the answers are to be typewritten, a mm ac-
customed to operating a typewriter should be desig-
A card is to be submitted for all empl.-\veer on the
gold roll. and American citizens on the silver ro'l, with
certain exceptions.
The employee will answer questions 5, 9, 10, II. 12,
14, 15, 16, 17. 1S, 19, and 20.
Ercutatle Srcrrt.ry.

The following are tie questions to be answere:
July 1. 1. l).
1. Name: (Surname first. Given name in full. For
women write Mins or Mrs. blore given name .......

2. Department ...........................
3. Bureau, o:fice, or service ..... ..... .. ...
4. Designation of pausnton
5. Occupation (if not clearly shown by answer to qaues-
tion 4 .. .... .. ......... .......
6. Annual earnings ................... .......
7. Kind of appropriation ....................
8. Present rate of pay $ .............. ......
9. Initial rate of pay $ ... .... .....
10. Total length of service laive the total of all '. S.
Government scrrice with the e.tception- stated on
the back of this lard-- Years . Months ..
11. State, territory, or foreign country of birth tdo not
give town)............. ......... ..........
12. Race .......................... ..............
13. Sex .... ........ ... ..... . .. ....
14. Date of birth- Mionth ...... Year .. ...
15. Kinds of schools attended, years attended. and de-
erees taken ............... ..........
16. M arital condition .. ......................
S17. War veteran'
18. Appointed from-Coneressibnal district and State
... County..........
19. Civil service status .. .....
20. Methods by which classified status was obtained....
21. Place of employment-C-irty ....... State.......

Acting Chief of Bureau of Statistics.
BALBOA HEFIGHTS r. Z.. September 12. 1916.
To all concerned-During the absence on leave of
Mr. John O. Coins. effective September 14. 1016,
Mr. Seymour Paul will be Acting Ctief of the Bureau
of Statistics.
I:i Ercuiite S rretary.

Examination by Board of Local Inspectors.
The Board of Local Inspectors will conduit examina-
tions at the Administration Building. Balboa Hcights,
room No. 304, on Wednesday, October 4, 1916, be-

ginning promptly at 8 a. m., for persons desiring the
following classes of licenqei: Pilots. masters. males,
marine engineers. chauffeurs, and aviators of motor
boars. All applicants for license must procure from the
office of the board, room No. 211. Balbo.i Heiiats,
form of application and information re-pecting the
filling out of the same, not later than a day previous
to the examination. In addition, all persons desiring
chauffeurs' licenses mijt provide themselves with
automobiles with which to demonstrate their ability
properly to operate the same.
The demonstration test lor applicants for chauffeurs'
licenses mili be given on Tuesday. the day preceding the
written examination. at 2 p. m., at the Administra'ion
Building., Ballua Heizhts.
Applicants for hlenses as navigators of mitir hoats
will be required to -iite demonir.ation of lttrir : tlity
to operate suchl boats. and will be obliged to provide
them-elves with boats for this parpvo-e. Thi3 test will
be 'nien on Thursdav. the dav following the written
ei m nation. as follow: At Cr!ti-' a!. upon arrange-
meln witl the r'aptain of the Plrt: at (.'imhLoa. at 8
a. m arid at I a'ba at 2 p m. App'kianrts fr the test
at Cri,.tubal or Balboa should pr.r ent themselves at
the office of thle Captain rf the Port, *at Gamboa, the
deputy ,inpei ltr will be prierit ar the Panam.a Railroad
stallan at illie hlnr merit-iioed aho pe.
For the bt-enfit of aprli.ianrs rezidiii.: in Gatin and
Cri.-l bal or Colon. eci: mln.tlii fur irren-e- as navi-
gators of motor bnts,. arid as '.haulffeurs. ill be held
at the ofce uf the Captain uf the Purt nf Cri-i.t:bal on
FriJhy. Ocitob,:-r ti. I'il6. frmu 9 a m until II a. m.
Applicants shnil I be r i.ivij'dl wth motor b'rts or
aulnmobiles for the dimionritrjtion tei
Atlentio n of tihe puibl i I n tiri te to, the f-ct that
rhauTfeuri' luten-at will b-- sled only on the regular
da's--once every two weeks.
R rair r B a .. L a Irrp.clors.

Misdirected Letters.
BALBOA iLEIGHTs. C. Z.. Sr ,'ein'er 1I. 196l.
The hlowinriz ] i,-Ti. ir-ii lyv ai.lIre-.ied l rti-r and
papers have beiir r.. e vl ir e the .iite l' the Director
of Postsq ajd mav be uitl lliid 'upon reque-l of the ad-
drc :ee. Req.i.-ts may be wide by teilrpunie,. calhng
Balboa. No, 1"2:
Antonrantui, Eu:-r-io Hoa- ion R. H.
*Binfipld Kenneth P. I-r en C.
Cant well. Arthur 'jAniam. .1 C.
Crabtree. \ibert W. Sin h:r.:. W. E.
Fitiparriil \% illi mn t .l'.:ll. Frank
Grimei. Gejr.e Mi. ebli ter. A J
tHa-ding. Mr MNi. T. Woodward. W.
*Par.:r. tPar r-l.

Brown. H-nriv
Carnett. Mr,. V. J.
Carter. NMI; Sue
Crvadilo. MNti
Cllins. Jas. L.
('one. SerIt. H.
Coverts. \\'m H.
Darcv. Carmen
Darcy. M-N
Felix. Mrs. Catherine
Davis. I.. E.
Forbes. .no. F
Gaudineau Lieut. F.
Goodearle. George D.
Hadrdon. Robert.
Hendrick<. I B.
Bue William C.

Huiihnr.r. .Jli11w E
N.Cirihv. h. H\ H.
Miller E. S.
Mulihill Jas.
MNurra. .loushua
Nowak Sam
Parer-un. I. R.
P.-rc'nsl.i. John
Pierce G. E
Re,-o e. Joi'eph
Sminh Ray
S'ieaner ;eo.
Stuart. Frank S.
Swink. AIlo
Tavl,-r. Mr-. ,irzi'ia
William'. Mrs Ethel
Wilion. Wm.. B. 2J1l.

Youn?. J. D.

Coal is supplied to vessels at both Cristobal and
Balboa. Present prices are: At Criqtobal. from lighters,
trimmed in bunkers, or from cars alongside wharf,
handled by ships' gear, per ion. $6.00: use of stram
hoist and crane prr htur, $2- at Balboa, the rrice is
51 more per ton. either form of delifrv Frices will be
advanced t o 57.50 per ton at Cristohal and 49 at Bal-
boa, effeei ve October 1, 1916.


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Commissary Department.

Quarterly Inventory.
CRISTOBAL. C. Z., September 21. 1916.
To commissary marnai. ri-TIe rusu',l quarterly in-
ventory will be taken on ii1 t,,er ;% aul I. %-ere neres-
Bary) October 4. A o.:, hIIinlrc.J per u-lit i~t:.L, vr'l 1,e
taken by the Auditor's reprer,.nlta.i. I It cr Irl cr-I
emissaries, the iD'1.9I :I: r -..l n i. 'ill I.1 lJI ii 'l -i.J.
Inventories should tb,, tAl.ur tv -i..tlr'... air, I, i.sa
connection attention 1 iii'. i..J 1 t h'illti- i N.. .I'l,
dated June 24. 191!. rrli .I I io tIkilin the (Iqurlterly
Inventory at that tinr-.
The following stor-es I, rl' l :.l or, T, .Jy, O. )'-
tober 3; grocery and co. r.,. -i-i .in- will hr ,, ne.
at 10 a. m. on the m r, i 1 I.J ,.in .' .i tohtr
4, and the other d. I.,r' iI..., . thi.jr trr a; [,,,
sible: Cristobal, I'.-.I I I .,i ur. i-
raiso, Las Cascadas, Cr',.'il, Llu'ir, Lr l.bra. .\rlt n,
The following stores v.-] I,' r [..i..l orn Tiu Jay, I)c-
tober 3, only and wil., I i lr'.i l..r I.i- .. ,- t ithe
usual hour on \ 11. i. r.i i'.. I r .l r 4. ('amp Bii rd,
Gamboa, Fort Shermani. It 1:; 1. .11,|.
Businec.ss done on O(i.., r '- I..-.I' ci.m i;i -iries are
:losed will, of course, I... ,ln i.ji.I i, (ii:. SeltimbiLer
Gcn ral .'r I. I 1 tr'. .1. ,..jr. Lvi. ijsi n.

Scarcity of Pure Linen and Consequent
High Pricea.
l'l'~'L\' L EP'iRIMENT,
CRISTOBAL. t / 'rl.lnl.tTur I I'fi.
In the P.e l. r 2 u, ,,' [h- L i -i. E. i,..rrm s
we are intormerd that p' i' i .ll. i I.: ri 'I.. aI[jDn,it ,ut
of the question nowan' i jrrit.r t-ijc it Il
union goods are .i.., .i-..,m l ',ii I' r It I the lr.e
for all-linen goods a r .....ir,, i ,'I, I. ; ,-r ,-' r.f
t c.>p t of ,+ rin i . , [..r (-,l|i ,-,[ ,h
damasks. They explain ti.at the reaon slu.- ifu t is due
to ciic il h pi I i l lo) ,,v w 1.... .. ni I a1 .1111i ,d .IJI I L
16 cents, high freiihit rai I, :i.i I. ar ,.'k Lii ar
and labor receiving Unr .r1 ,1 .I iil J . c.-
We haie been antici- 2 .I- .1 rI'. -r in the ipri-e
of linen, aind placed our r,, .1. ri,- ', .v nr, oujr u:ual
Christ as supply isev(r I it..il. r n itr or.l,:r to
insure our receiving pull I I t1i..f' h1. 1i.i ,jn!ity
required and at a goc I r'r. v i .-re k.;%.r. rli to
receive these goods in timj r., i' 1,,- l,.mni .r ..,ie hur the
Holidays. In this conn- .... o: r,. nill, nri.I -. I .ur
London agents relative i. tii. tr... j:1ui.ai. a-r il ha e
received their assurance. ilr !ii .iii 'r.. usj,' "ii Ir, the
linen market can be lor. I, '.r .r J.n ilt- -t h rlmt j- of
the Belgian and Irish tl., '.i h r II- 'il,. %. in.J u-ed
in the manufacture of fi,," Iii. Tin ., *rat.: thi.i .'ricts
are almost certain to ad il. 1i li ,u-rii
G:,tn ral i 1 i rt; 7 .n .i'i, '. r lD a.

Washing of Pa!m Beach Suits.
CRISTOBAL. _' /.. -,: *'emnltr I1. 16lfi.
To commissary manc: r,--.\ .1 tr (urr, iini: thee
following idnormation ir. i, I .I w rh all f'alm Beach
suits ,HIi'-iiJ by the G,.,lJ il -\ r n.i l.c.ao r y.i y .Sadn-
ford, Maine. Please I.riji_ thi. to Ibe atiluion of
your trade:
In washing Palm Bei-.h yii nmiv u.,r any good
neutral soap that is recruniunmcded for washing
SLukewarm water is I.er.
When washed rin: r Ilhirouihlv (no wringers)
in fresh lukewarm watr.r ai, l tretch leijuthaiie.
indoors, to dry.
You can prolong the life of all wa4t Lu Is by
carefully observing the l!l.,wrrn 'Duni .
Don't rub soap on tiie :adrminlti. and don't rub
Sthe garments on the .lil.,'iiri..
Don't use bleaches or thIimLrJ ls such as wash-

Ion soda. javille water. persil, or ammonia. .Thej
make wash labrits tender, apt to spllt and pu I
ap rt.
L)cn'rt boil-boiling wi!l shrink any wash ma-
tirji.l I no inrltr nwhit the texture and no matter
how tboroug'hly pr-tlirurik."
GCriiral .la'rz r. Commissary Division.

Proposals for Furnishing the Commissary
Division with 50,033 Pounds Green Coffee.
Seak.J r'ri.r .t! i -! 1l h.- rer.,ied in the office of the
General MaRlnau.r, C'.mmirnnjrv Dii .n, Cristobal.
Canl Zron', urlll I; p. m. No rmbher 15. i.16. and then
opened, t..r Irliant lr.- to the Commi.,ary Di-ision
Su.plli Dep.irtrnlit. The Pab'rinma C('an.l, 50,000 pounds
oil r,.ctn I:.tT:c., in ar-crrdiani wrll -eiie(lici ions and de-
In.red irt aio-,r.aneer tir cornilri ns shown in cir-
(,ljr No. 3 ditedi .tr't,.mler I. 191... Copy of circu-
lar No 3 arn lurni -.I p.ri.li.-..l mary be obtained upon
aI,'lt.ltliri I.i tIh. t.;'nraI l lMan~ t -r, Commissary Di-
viioni, Crlst.,l.al. C .

Stages of the Chagres and the Lakes.
The maximum plevations of the Chagres River,
Gatun Lake. anwd Mir'hrirc. L.'-:e in feet above mean
sealevel. during the tro v.w"ck- entIing at midnight of
Saturday. September 2', were as Iollowsa

*n.. Font 10 ...
Alon.,Sept. 11.....
'I ueS... e. I ....
Wed., Sept. I ..
Thurs.. Sert. 14..
Fri., Xept. 1.i..
Sal., Sent i, ....
Sin.. A 1I ..7
MA]on .\uq.l' .
Tues., Au ....
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Tlhur Ali-, 21.
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I"la juela boa Gatu Lake.

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II 0 r i-' 3 86 4 86 4'. 54 25
12 So. 91 `'" S6 45 S6 4 54 18
12'. 5 91 45 So 41: .6 41 54.14
12, 21 91. I I 6 4'I S6 43 54.30
;I ,5 .5! !t.l 86 4.5 36 11 54 33
I1 5 V5 91 fIo'i' 86 1.'1 86 41 54 20
l'-1I i 1l b ti 1) ', 6i .1* 54.20
13 i 4I0 45 t.i 66 4' b 6 44 54 20
1)1 1. i i 1 hf 44 6t 43 54.40
1-" l '~i 71 .6 I i, So 401 54 30

i.' X 7 1 'i 11- 6 :3i t6 4.3 54 35
1-" 311 ,., 4- 86` 4) 1i6 311 54.20

I4 1 1 I8 4

Sailings of Vessels in Regular Service with
the Unitel States.
Vessel. Line. Sails. Arrives.
Sirnla ........ LT. F. (' ........Sept 2;) ...Sept 27 A
.4 It r,,a .. .P R... .. . :pt 21 ....Sept 27
Tr, n l,,ri .. .. F Sept 23... Occ 1
SuWar Marta . L F I' .. Sepr 27... Oct. 4
Cooin ....... P I. t 2 ... Scpl 2S ...Oct. 4
CRIsiOBn\L-C )L') ro NEW YORK.
Panama .......P R ...... .Spt 27....Oct. 3
nrapa .. ... .p C... .. .Spt.2 ... Oct. 5
Col ars. ...... 1 ...... 1 F .... Oct. 2.... Oct. 0
Alliarcia.........P. R. R.........Oct. 4... Oct. 10
Turrialha.... II F. C ......Sept 23....Sepot.30
ParAmiria....... F ( ....... S pt 27 .... Oct.
At',as ........ LI F C........Sept 30 ... tOct 2
Carago ... U. F. C ........ Ott. 4... Oct. 7
Hertdia ...... It r C ....... Oct I....Oct. 8
Tirrralba ..... F C ..... Oct. I....Oct. 0
P.,re mna. ...... I F ,' . .. ct. 8... .Oct. 13 h
Atenms..........U. F. C .........Ot. 8....Oct. 1&i

Water may Ibe obtairne, in any quantity at either.ter-
minal. The pnr'e ; 2'.3 r.ents rer 1.000 gallons delivered
at tile dock with a minimum charge of $3. Vessel
may take up from the fre:h water section of the Canal,
without (har_,e. all the biller water they require. This
water is, however, scarcely fit for drinking.

Subscription rates. domestic, $1.00 per year; foreign, $1.50; addrei-
The Panama Canal Re:ord, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

SVolume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., October 4, 1916. No. 7.

Panama Railroad Ships to Sail at 11 a. m.
Beginning with the sailing of the Colon on Wednesday, October 11,
the ships of the Panama Railroad Steamship Line will cle-r from
Cristobal for New York at 11 a. m., instead of 3 p. m. The earlier
sailing has been adopted to make the ships arrive at New York at a
more convenient hour.
Sailings from New York will continue to be at 3 p. m., Thursdays.
Passengers from the Argentine.
Increasing numbers of persons bound from Argentina, notably
Buenos Aires, for the United States are making the voyage by way of
Sthe Canal. They go to Valparaiso by way of the Tra.nsandean Rail-
way and embark there for the Canal Zone on one of the two lines
plying between Chile and the Atlantic terminus of the Canal. The
voyage to Balboa takes about 15 days and close connections are usually
made on the Isthmus with ships for the United States, which are at
sea from five to eight days.
Two of the steamship lines which are interested in this traffic have
:. agencies in Argentina. The distance from Valparaiso to New York,
sailing direct to and from the Canal, is 4,633 nautical miles, of which
1,970 miles .-re on the Atlantic. From Buenos Aires to New York
direct is ,871 miles; via Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and
Pernambuco the distance is 6,004 miles. The railway journey from
Buenos Aires to Valparaiso requires about a day and a half; in the
winter the trains are frequently delayed by snows.
Service between New York and West Coast Ports of Central America.
The New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company (Ward Line)
has issued announcements of the proposed inauguration of a passenger
and freight service between New York, the Canal Zone, and Pacific
ports of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Salvador, Guatemala, and
Mexico via the Panama Canal direct.
The service is to be begun by the steamship Jalisco, leaving New
York on Saturday, September 30, and alternating with the Mexico II
every 21 days thereafter from New York. The ports of call will be
Cristobal and Balboa, Canal Zone; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan
del Sur, Corinto, and Amapala, Nicaragua; La Union, La Libertad,
and Acajutla, Salvador; San Jose, Champerico, and Ocos, Guatemala;
Sand Salina Cruz, Mexico.
SRules for Docking Vessels in Dry Docks Belonging to the Panama Canal.
Following the placing of the new dry dock, No. 1, in service at Bal-
boa, the following information and ruks have been issued:
1. The dock at Balboa is 1,000 feet long, 110 feet wide, with a depth of 35 feet over
the blocks at mean tide. High tides vary from four to ten feet above mean tide.
The dock at Cristobal is 300 feet long, and 48 feet wide, with a draft at mean high
water of 13 feet 6 inches over the blocks. Occasionally the depth of water reaches
14 feet 6 inches but not more than 13 feet 6 inches can be counted upon.


2. The Balboa shops are fitted to perform any work required of a first-class ship-
yard, including heavy forgings, steel, iron, and brass castings, and large size boring and
turning, and work of any character will be performed on request and charged at
actual cost plus 10 per cent.
3. At Cristobal facilities for ordinary repairs are available. Facilities for the
heaviest work are lacking, but the facilities at Balboa are available, subject to delay
necessary for shipping heavy parts back and forth over the railroad and to the ad-
ditional expense of freight. In urgent cases arrangements may be made for trans-
portation by special train at increased cost.
4. The Panama Canal will accept no responsibility, under any conditions, for
demurrage or for damage to ships or their equipment when being docked or undocked
or while in dock or waiting to dock. Damage to docks and their fittings, to other
Panama Canal property or other vessels or property caused by any vessel while
docking or undocking or while in dock must be assumed by the vessel, regardless of
the conditions under which it may occur. Every reasonable effort will be made when
undocking a vessel to lay her alongside the wharf in the entrance slip or to point her
fair to be taken in tow or to proceed under her own steam without damage, but failure
to do so will involve no claim against The Panama Canal.
5. Applications for docking will be filed with the Captain of the Port, as far in
advance of the arrival of the vessel as possible, and as soon as the exact time for dock-
ing can be fixed the master of the vessel will be informed thereof.
6. In making inquiry about docking, the draft of the vessel and her condition as to
loading should invariably be given, together with desired date of docking and infor-
mation as to any peculiarities of the vessel which might affect docking.
7. In general, preference for docking will be given in the following order. In each
class preference will be given in accordance with the date of application, provided
the vessel offers herself for docking at the time applied for:
(a) Vessels in distress requiring to be docked.
(f) Passenger or mail ships on a regular schedule or on a special schedule pri-
marily for transportation of passengers or mail, and ships with perishable cargo.
(c Vessels transiting the Canal.
(d) All other vessels.
8. In special cases which justify such action, the Governor will at his discretion
grant special preference to any vessel making application for docking.
9. The Panama Canal reserves the right to refuse to dock any vessel or to refuse to.
dock her except during daylight hours, and also to require a vessel to enter the dock
after dark if it should be deemed desirable, but in the latter event the extra cost will
be remitted unless the vessel is benefited. The right is also reserved to require over-
time work on any vessel in dock, but in that case the extra cost will be remitted if the
vessel receives no benefit. If, in order that a vessel may be docked at some particular
time, it is necessary to dock or undock another vessel after daylight hours, or to per--
form any work upon her at extra cost the additional cost will be charged to the vessel
benefited. The policy will be not to perform overtime work unless requested by the
vessel or unless clearly necessary for the safety of property or the satisfactory opera-
tion of the Panama Canal.
10. Should the owners of two vessels or their authorized representatives desire to
exchange dates of docking, the same will be permitted provided the rights of other
parties are not thereby invaded and any extra cost due to such exchange will be charged
to the \v-s-els interested.
II. T e Panama Canal reserves the right to dock vessels stern first, to dock more"
than one vessel in dock, and to flood the dock at any time when it may seem necessary
or desirable to do so, but time during which the dockis flooded will not be charged for-
unless work not dependent upon the dock being dry is under way and unless the final
completion is not delayed by flooding. Vessels for whose benefit the dock is flooded
will be charged extra, at regular rates, for the work of flooding and pumping.
12. If, when nore than one vessel is in dock, the undocking of any vessel is delayed,
no charge \will Lie made for the time during which undocking is delayed.
13. Pa nments for docking will be made in accordance with the general rules for
paying for work performed by Panama Canal shops. No'work on ships in dock will
be permitted by forces other than those of The Panama Canal, except that by special
arrangement the bottom of the vessel may be cleaned and painted by the ship's crew.
14. Before entering the dock the captain or other authorized representative of the
owners shall sign an application on form provided and all persons connected with the'
ship shall strictly comply with the terms thereof.
15. vesselss wishing to enter dock will be required to furnish a docking plan;


:otherwise the expense of sending down a diver to examine the bottom, if considered
necessary, will be charged in addition to docking rates. Any damage to dock or ship
or to the equipment or fittings of either caused by inaccurate or incorrect docking
plans or information from the ship or from divers will be charged against the ship.
S16. The Panama Canal reserves the right to undock any vessel at any time for
Reasons considered by the dock authorities to justify it, and to redock the vessel when
.:the dock is again available. When this procedure is adopted, the cost of undocking
P: and redocking will not be charged against the vessel unless the work is for her benefit
Sand no allowance will be made for delays or losses to the vessel resulting from such
Action. Wherever the term "dock authorities" is used it will be understood to mean
the Superintndent of the Mechanical Division or his authorized representative directly
,in charge of the dock shops or the dock.
17.' If a vessel for which the time of docking has been set fails to be ready for dock-
ing at that hour, she shall lose her turn unless she can be docked when she is ready
-without prejudice to the claims of an)' other vessel. If she loses her turn, a new appli-
'cation must be filed.
S18. Before entering dock, vessels operating on oil fuel shall take such precautions
tias may be necessary to reduce to a minimum the danger of fire or of explosion of
Gases from the oil and shall carry out any instructions in this connection which may
;,be received from the dock authorities. No explosives of any kind will be permitted
":on a vessel in dock without specific approval of the Governor of The Panama Canal.
19. Vessels offering themselves for docking must be cleared of all water not abso-
rlutely necessary for maintaining stability and the amount on board for this purpose
hall be reduced as much as practicable without undue trouble and expense. Such
changes in distribution of water, fuel, or cargo as may be necessary to insure satis-
.factory docking conditions shall be made promptly by the ship's force when requested
the dock authorities. If it is necessary to place weights on board for the purpose
removing a list, The Panama Canal reserves the right to charge extra for placing
S20. When practicable, the vessel to be docked will be berthed at the wharf within
the dock slip under the general regulations governing berthing of vessels. From this
berth she will be handled entirely by the dock authorities, and, unless special ar-
rangements to the contrary are made, with lines supplied by the dry dock, and will
Continue to be so handled until the bow of the ship is clear of the sill of the dock when
ming out of dock, after which she will be handled by the master in accordance with
port regulations. If, for any reason, it is impracticable or undesirable to actually lay
e vessel alongside the wharf within the dry dock slip, lines will be passed to her by
he dock crew from boats and she will be handled entirely by the dock authorities
rm the time these lines are made fast. The crew of vessels will render every
assistance possible, but in doing so they will be completely under the orders of the
lodock authorities.
S21. Masters and others in authority on vessels in dock must familiarize them-
-selves with the dock rules and will be held strictly accountable for their observance
22. No change in the distribution of cargo, fuel, or other weights, shall be made between
t ime vessel lands on the blocks and the time she again floats, without specific ap-
roval of the dock authorities. Fuel for current use while in dock shall be so used as not
set up a moment tending to list the ship. ny tendency of the ship to list when the dock
dsflooded involves gravedangerof injury both to the vessel and to the dock and its equipment,
I safety requires that the utmost care be exercised to avoid any listing moment.
23. While in dock the vessel shall strictly observe all police, fire, and sanitary
les. Copy of these rules, in so far as they relate especially to vessels in dock, will
supplied the vessel prior to placing her in aock. Any expense necessary on account
failure to observe these rules will be charged to the vessel, in addition to fines or
.tler penalty which may be incurred under the general Canal regulations.
24. Masters of vessels in dock will be responsible that the crew and passengers
longing to their vessels do not wander through the shops or interfere by conver-
tion or otherwise with the work of Canal employees, and that no trafficking of any
nd is.allowed by the vessel or her crew or passengers while in dock.
S25. Smoking by the crew or passengers on vessels in dock will be permitted only
those spaces on board in which it is allowed under the regular operating rules of the
ssel. Smoking on the dock coping or about the shops is strictly forbidden.
26. Anchors and other loose equipment and boats must be moved inboard of the
il if directed by the dock authorities and must in all cases be stowed and secured
that there is no danger of their getting adrift or interfering with lines or the move-
-ents of the vessel or the dock crane.


27. Upon reque-t, permi-nion will be given to lower anchors into the dock and to
run out the chain for cleaning and painting, provided this does not involve interfer-
ence with work in the dock. If additional expense is involved by permitting this to
be done, it will be charged at regular rates.
28. With the permission of the dock authorities boats actually belonging to the
vessel in dock may be landed on the duck floor, but this must be entirely at the risk
of the vessel.
29. No water shall be drained from tanks or hold-, into the dock without specific
approval of the dock author rities and no fuel oil or other inflammable liquids shall be
drained into the duck under any conditions by the ship'- force. \\'hen this must be
done, it shall be done only by dock employees under the supervision of the dock
authorities, and all risk of fire, explosion, or other damage incident thereto, shall be
assumed by the vessel.
30. No cargo, t-torts, or other %weights, except those handled in connection with
repairs, will be all\\oed to Ite takcn on or removed from the vessel without express
permission of the doc-k authorities, and when permitted they must be so distributed
as not to set up a li-ting moment.
31. Employees of the \te:el are strictly forbidden to move or in any other manner
to tamper with or alter an\ shores or blocks in the dock, or the life lines or life-line
stanchions on the copling1 of dock and dock gates.
32. Vessels in do.ik mu-t keep a good night watch and must strike the bells every
half hour; also must maintain satisfactory lights at all gangways at which gangway
brows are provided.
33. Ship's ho-e must be laid out as directed and attached to or kept ready for.
attachment to fire plug. in case of lire. Adapters for permitting the hose to be screwed
on to fire plugs will be supplied \w without cust upon request, and if returned before the
ship leaves the dlu k no t harge for their usLe \will be made; otherwise they' will be billed
to the ship.
34. Vessels m ill u-. their own lines for making fast to cleats and bollards while the 4
vessel is in dock andt \ ill be re-.,onsible for slacking them away whenever the dock is
35. If requir-,d, yardl. of railing vessels will be sent down and masts housed prior
to entering dock or while the \ essel is in dock, as may be directed.
36. Sails shall not be loosed to dry while the vessel is in dock without special per-..
mission of the dock authortiCe. :
37. If it is desired to obtain information relative to work outside of working hours
or in emergencies endngce-iring the do. k or the -hip or any of their equipment, there
will always be avail. blei o(n the dock a Canl Tmpluyee, generally a watchman outside li
of working hours, w~ho \ill Lie communicated with in each case.
38. Before v.atcr is. admitted to the dxock, the captain or other navigating officer
in responsible charge at the time will be required to certify that all valves through.
which water m'iht inter to set up a listing moment have been closed, and any damage :
resulting from failure to clli'e them will be borne by the ship.
39. Charges for docking w ill be in accordance with rates as follows:
Balboa. Cristobal.
Men-of-War. Per displacement ton, for docking and undocking.. $0.25 $0.15
For each lay day. ............................... ...... 15 10
Army and Nazy TiaIansprts, Co'lli'rs, Hospital Ships, and Supply
Ships. Per grie ton, Panama Canal measurement:
For docking .nd undocking ....... ................. 25 .15
For each L,\ day. ...... ..................... ... .15 .10
Merchant steamcrn Per gross ton, Panama Canal measurement:
For do kin'_ and und-ucking........................ 25 15
For each lay day....... ... ... ....... ........... .15 10
Merchant sailing zs./ls. Per net ton, Panama Canal measurement:
For docking and undocking.......... ..............25 152
For each la\ day. .............. ........................15 10
Minimum chary', when dock is pumped for exclusive benefit of one
vessel and occupied b,' a single vessel:
For docking and undocking ........ ...... .......... 200.00 75.00
For lay days........................ ..... ........... 120.00 45 00:
Nori.-When a bcel who'e tlrnnage is he!ow the amount wbieh as reiglar rates would equal the minimum rate.
above is docked at Crir.ball wilt none ,or more uher ic~l, s. she will be charged G560 for do:king and uridu.:kin- anti
"i\ $30 for each lay day. WiVien a veI : ,l ijndrr tue .m. conditioner is d.ocird at Balboa with one or mure othor ve-sela,
or under other cirt.m.t.jn,:c which; inno!..e no adlitinal cost for pumping. a special rite will be charged dependent
on circumstances but in no wasu Irs. than the actual cost, exclusive of pumping, plus 10 per cent.