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THE CANAL RECOR'D
Vol. IV., No. 33.
RED CROSS AND COLON FIRE.
Restriction of Relief Work— Action of Colon Resi-
The work of relieving the sufferers by the
fire in Colon on March 23 has been continued
by the Red Cross, at the tent village started
in Colon on March .24. Many of those who
at first were destitute have ceased to depend
on the relief camp, either wholly or in part,
and the work of reducing the relief granted
has been begun. Accurate records have been
kept of 350 families whose need has been
determined beyond question, and these repre-
sent about 1,200 people. Rations averaged
5S2 a day up to April 9, each ration represent-
ing enough food for one day's subsistence,
and in addition a large quantity of condensed
milk has been issued for infants. There has
been less illness among infants in the camp
than among those living in houses, according
to the observation of the district nurse, who
visiLs both classes of habitation. In dis-
pensing with the relief work three options are
given to the families whose need has been
established: Rations for the balance of the
month; house rent for a month; or an order
for five dollars worth of clothing on the com-
missary, which has reduced prices on this
clothing to the least poin;. New frame
buildings are being conscructed on the area
The following letter and resolutions have
been made of record :
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SESSIONS OF APRIL I, 1911.
The committee for the distribution of the funds
assigned for the aid of the victims of the fire of March 23
last, met in the office of the Governor of the Province
in the city of Colon on the first day of April. 1911, at
9 a. m.. the following members being present: Rafael
Neira A., Governor; Gerardo Abrahams C, Adminis-
trator of Provincial Funds; Juna Angel Gomez,
Prosecuting Attorney; Hilary B. Parker, and Benigno
In accordance with the resolution of the previous
session, Mr. Neira made the following resolution, and
the same was unamimously approved:
"The distributing committee of the funds which the
Government of the Republic may contribute for the
relief of the victims of the recent hre in this city,
"That the Government of the Republic has voted
the sum of $5,000 gold for the aid of the most needy
victims of the fire which took place on the 23d of March,
and has appointed a committee to distribute these
funds in the manner deemed most advisable; Consid-
"That the American Red Cross Society, voluntarily
and with the greatest interest has taken charge of the
providing of food and lodging for the most destitute
among the unfortunates of the above mentioned catas-
trophe and has actually provided a camp where food
and shelter are provided for the needy; Considering:
"That the Red Cross Society is better able to distri-
bute willi fairness and prudence among the destitute
victims the funds appropriated by the Government
of the Republic, providing food and clothing to the
most needy; Considering:
"Lieut.-Col. C. A. Devol. President of the Red Cross
Society, has signified that said society will accept the
said sum of five thousand Balboas which the Govern-
ment of the Republic wishes to distribute among the
poor who suffer from the fire of March 23, and that the
Red Cross will appropriate said sum in conformity with
the wishes of the Government donating it; Resolved:
"The distributing committee created by the Govern-
ment of the Republic to exercise the function of admin-
istering and distributing the said sum of five thousand
Balboas appropriated by the National Treasury for the
relief of the most poverty-stricken and needy of the
victims of the fire of March 23. shall deliver in the name
of the Government of the Republic of Panama, by
authority vested in said distributing committee of said
live thousand Balboas to be received from the National
Treasury, said sum to the Red Cross Society of the
Canal Zone, in order that this society may administer
and dispense same in the relief and aid of the victims in
accord with the intentions of the Government.
"The delivery of this sum will be made by the treas-
urer of the committee. Mr. J. H. Stillson, to the treas-
urer of the Red Cross Society, Lieut.-Col. John L.
The Governor of the Province is commissioned to
manage the delivery of the relief fund to the treasuer
of the committee.
This is to be communicated to all interested."
There being no further business, the session was
adjourned, and this action is endorsed by the signature
of the Governor-President. Rafael Neira A.; theAdmin-
istrator of Provincial Funds. Gerrarado Abrahams C.J
District Attorney, J. Angel Gomez; Treasuer of Com-
mittee, J. H. Stilson; the Secretary, Benigno Andrion;
Member, Hilary B. Parker.
Office of the Governor of the Province,
Colon, R. P. April 8, 1911.
Please find enclosed a true copy of the resolution
unamimously adopted by the committee charged with
the distribution of the funds voted by the Government
of Panama for the relief of the victims of the recent
fire in the city of Colon, which fire occurred on the
23d of March, 1911. The sum voted amounts to
85,000 gold, or $10,000 Panamanian silver, and same
has been delivered by the treasurer of our committee
to Lieut.-Col. John L. Phillips, treasurer of the Canal
Zone Chapter, American National Red Cross, by sight
draft duly endorsed.
I reiterate, my dear Colonel, the expressions of
gratitude on behalf of my Government, and on behalf
of myself personally, toward the Red Cross, over which
you so worthily preside, for its benevolent and incessant
labor so successfully carried on today in this city for
the relief and aid of the victims of the deplorable fire.
I improve this opportunity to express to you my
feelings of profound respect and thanks.
Rafael Neira A.,
Governor of the Province.
Lieut.-Col. C. A. Devol,
Chairman, Canal Zone Chapter,
American National Red Cross,
Culebra, C. Z.
At the meeting of the executive board of the
Canal Zone Federation of Women's Clubs
and conference of presidents held at Empire
on Tuesday, April 4, a proposed plan of
slight changes in the character and meetings
of the organization was discussed and a com-
mittee was appointed to make such revisions
in the by-laws as will coincide with these
plans. At the close of the meeting tea was
served by the Empire Woman's Club. The
annual meeting of the federation will be held
at Gatun on April 21. Transportation will
be furnished the delegates, alternates, and
federation officers, as usual. The meeting will
convene at the Commission clubhouse at
1.15 a. m. A meeting of the executive board
will be held at 1 o'clock. Committee chair-
men should call their meetings as soon as
possible after the arrival of the trains from
either end of the line.
At the meeting of the educational depart-
ment of the Cristobal Woman's Club on
Wednesday, April 5, a paper on the Canal
fortifications was read by Mrs. Tracy Robin-
A tea was held by the Gatun Sunshine
Society at the Commission chapel on Thurs-
day afternoon, April 6, for the benefit of the
organization. Tea, sandwiches, and cakes of
various kinds were served at a nominal sum.
The tables were decorated with cut flowers and
the members of the society served. During
the afternoon there was music by Mrs. Matt
Johnson, Miss Neville, and A Mrs. Reginald
On April 23, the corner stone of a new
church building will be laid by the negro
Baptist congregation in Empire. The build-
ing is a barrack, which has been purchased
from the Commission, and is to be remodelled
at a cost of $500.
The last Lenten meeting of the Woman's
Altar Guild of St. Luke's Church, Ancon,
was held in the church on Tuesday morning,
April 11, at 9 o'clock. Following the services
the chaplain gave a discourse on the tenets
of the Episcopal church. The Easter offering
of the congregation will be for the Aged and
Infirm Clergy Fund.
At a missionary meeting held by the Rev.
W. W. Gray at Gorgona the last week in
March, it was decided by the women of the
Methodist church in that village to support
a scholarship in the Panama College in Pan-
ama. Mrs. W. W. Gray was one of the speak-
ers of the afternoon.
Twelve members of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church, from Ancon, Balboa, and Panama,
went to Culebra on Wednesday afternoon,
April 5, and held a missionary meeting in the
Commission clubhouse with 35 Culebra
women. There was a program consisting of
papers by the members, musical numbers, an
address by the president of the society, Mrs.
W. W. Gray, on "Women of Eastern Lands in
Comparison with Women of Western Lands,"
and an informal address by Mrs. James
Stokoe. At the close of the meeting the
Culebra women presented a sum of money to
be used in its work here.
A meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the
Empire Christian League was held in the
chapel on Friday afternoon, April 7, when the
speaker and guest of honor was Miss Helen
Brown, who for 30 years has been a city
missionary and Sunday school visitor in
Buffalo, N. Y. A paper on general missionary
work was read by the president of the aux-
iliary, Mrs. Philip Kelly. A committee was
appointed to decide upon the decoration for
the interior of the chapel, with the vice-presi-
dent, Mrs. Gaw, as chairman. The auxiliary
has accepted an invitation to meet with the
missionary society of Panama and Ancon at
the home of Mrs. E. W. Keyscr in Ancon on
The Woman's Altar Guild of Christ Church,
Colon, will hold a meeting at the residence of
Mrs. P. T. Murphy, Colon Beach, on Thurs-
day, April 20, at 3.30 o'clock. The Rev.
Edward J. Cooper, rector of Christ Church,
will make an address on "Guatemala." A
contribution for the guild treasury will be
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Empire,
has received as an Easter memorial gift a
solid silver communion service with two cut
glass cruets, from Miss Mary Wier of Phila-
delphia. The interior of the church has been
painted, and the building is now complete and
free from debt. The work was commenced
in 1909, under the Rev. W. H. Decker, who is
still in charge.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Harold A. Shafer, who left
the service of the Commission in January,
1911, is requested to communicate with The
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of J. M. Fowler, who is supposed
to be on the Isthmus, is requested to communi-
cate with the American Consul General,
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of C. M. Russell, who is sup-
posed to be on the Isthmus, is requested to
communicate with The Canal Record.
April 12, 1911.
THE CANAL RECOR'D
Transfer of Gatun Mechanical Shops.
Culebra, C. Z.. April 4, 1911.
Circular No. 183-q:
1. Effective April 5. 1911, the Gatun machine shop
of the Atlantic Division will be transferred to the
2. On and after April 5, 1911, the Mechanical Divi-
sion will hostle all locomotives, inspect and repair all
cars, and will perform all mechanical work, both day
and night, resulting from this transfer, as may be re-
quired by the Division Engineer of the Atlantic Divi-
sion or such representatives as he may authorize to
direct the performance of such work.
3. The Division Engineer of the Atlantic Division
and his authorized representatives may call direct upon
the foreman of the Gatun shop for mechanical work,
provided that the manufacture of new material and the
making of alterations will be done as provided in Circu-
lars Nos. 343, 343-A, and 343-B.
4. The Division Engineer of the Atlantic Division will
notify the Superintendent of the Mechanical Division
and the foreman of the Gatun shop direct what repre-
sentatives of the Atlantic Division are authorized to
call upon the Gatun shop for mechanical work, and will
also advise as to the classes of work the cost of which
he desires should be kept separately.
5. All machines, tools and other equipment in the
Gatun shop will be inventoried and receipted for by
the Superintendent of the Mechanical Division, but
no credit for their value shall be given until it shall
have been demonstrated by a four months' trial whether
the transfer has resulted in economy and increased
efficiency to the construction work of the Atlantic
Division. Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Transfer of Equipment.
Culebra, C.Z., April 7, 1911.
Circular No. 370-a:
In carrying out the procedure laid down by Circular
No. 370 regarding transfer of equipment, so far as this
circular refers to locomotives, cars and other rolling
stock, it is desired, in order to save time, that before
forwarding requests for such transfers to the Surveying
Officer the department or division head shall, through
his representative on the transportation committee,
obtain information that will enable him to indicate on
the request the division or department from which
the transfer shall be made. If, after following this
procedure, the division or department head is unable
to indicate where the rolling stock desired can be ob-
tained, a statement to that effect should be made on
the request forwarded. Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer,
highest bidder, from May 1, 1911, for a period of'not
more than three years, of building No. 16 at Empire
owned by the Canal Zone Government The building
is of French construction, two stories, and contains,
in all. 12 rooms. Bids should be in envelopes marked,
"Bids for a lease to Building No. 16 at Empire."
Tom M. Cooke, Collector of Revenues.
Cold Storage Price List.
The price list of cold storage articles as published in
The Canal Record of April 5, remains unchanged.
Red Cross Finances.
The financial statement of the Canal Zone Chapter,
American National Red Cross, for the month, of
March, 1911, follows:
March 1 . Balance on hand $2,962.79
March 23. Recepts, account of
ball, February 18 4.50
March 23. Donated by Captain
Power of the British Army.*. . . . 10.00
March 21. Interest credited by
bank, October to March 15.68
March 31. Membership dues dur-
ing month 6 1 .00
March 4 to 15. Expenses of ball,
February 18. as per vouchers
March 13. Relief of young man
without employment. Colon 25.00
March 18. Relief of American
seaman out of work. Colon. . . . 5.00
March 29. Relief of man in Colon
Hospital being deported 22.50
March 31. Postage during month
as per receipts attached 7.57
Total disbursements $226.73
March 31. Balance on hand S2.827.24
John L. Phillips, Treasurer.
Approved: C. A. Devol, Chairman.
Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday, April 8, 1911 :. All heights
are in feet above mean sea level.
Leasing of a Building at Empire.
Ancon, C. Z.. March 29, 1911.
Bids will be received by the Collector of Revenues,
up to and including April 20, 1911, for the leasing to the
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Toro Point. C. Z.. on Sunday, April
16, 1911, at 2.30 p. m. The program follows:
1 March — Kiss Me Honey, Kiss Me Snyder
2 Selection — Romeo and Juliet Gounod
3 Waltz — Heart Murmurs Rolfe
4 Overture — Martha Flotow
5 Flower Song — Sweet Summer Rose Armand
6 Medley Selection — Popular Songs Alford
7 Intermezzo — Silver Bell Wenrich
8 Descriptive — .4 Hunting Scene Bucalossi
9 March — Midshipman Laurendeau
Chas. E. Jennings, Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Culebra on Sunday,
April 23. at 5.45 p. m.
Found — A dress suit case bearing the name "C. M.
Russet" has been received bv the West Coast Trading
Company of Panama from San Francisco. The owner
can obtain possession by proper identification.
A statement of classified expenditures under the Isthmian Canal Commission to February
28, 1911, follows:
of Civil Admin-
Total to June 30, 1909..
Total, fiscal year 1910. .
2, 20.', 370. 20
2,647 140 51
February-, 1911.. . .
WEATHER CONDITIONS, CANAL ZONE, MARCH, 1911.
to mean o
Day and Date.
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Sat. April 8
Height of low
March Rainfall for Three Years.
Miraflores. . .
Rio Grande. .
Camacho. . . .
Alhajuela. . .
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Tabernilla. . .
Trinidad. . . .
Cristobal. . . .
Porto Bello. .