It is estimated that from $100,000 to $150,-
000 have been deducted from contractors'
bills in accordance with the "liquidated
damages" clause of the contract, which is now
The Right Hon. James Bryce, British
Ambassador to the United States, and Mrs.
Bryce, arrived on the Isthmus September 9,
and remained here for two days visiting all
parts of the Canal work. They were the
guests of Col. and Mrs. W. C. Gorgas during
their stay. They sailed from Balboa on
September 11 for a tour through South Amer-
ica, during which they will visit Lima. Lake
Titicaca, Valparaiso, and pass through the
Strait of Magellan to Buenos Aires, whence
they will sail for England.
Maj. Chester Harding, and Maj. Edgar
Jadwin sailed for the States on their annual
leave, on the Cristobal, on September 8.
Maj. Henry A. Brown, chaplain, U. S. A.,
and Archdeacon Henry B. Bryan sailed for
the States on the Cristobal, on September 8.
Mr. A. B. Nichols sailed for the States on
his annual leave of absence, on the Colon, on
A. V. D. Candler.who has been designated to
take charge of the inspection of the new ladder
dredge to be built at Renfrew, Scotland, for
use at the Pacific entrance, sailed from New
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York for his destination on August 31. He
is connected with the Purchasing Department,
and while on the Isthmus some time ago had
an opportunity to familiarize himself with
the type of dredge to be constructed under
the recent award.
Fancy Dress Ball at Colon.
A fancy dress ball will be held at the Lincoln
House on the evening of October 15, under the
auspices of the Philanthropy Department of
the Woman's Club of Cristobal for the benefit
of the Salvation Army. Tickets may be
obtained from any member of the club at
At a recent meeting of the board of gover-
nors of the Colon Club it was decided to
dispense with the regular dance on Saturday
evening, October 15, because on that evening
the floor will be given over to the Philanthropy
Department of the Woman's Club for the
annual fancy dress ball.
The corner stone of the United Methodist
church at Pedro Miguel will be laid at 3
o'clock on the afternoon of September 18, by
Dr. J. Thomas of Panama, assisted by repre-
sentatives of the Christian Mission church
and members of negro fraternal societies. A
procession will be made from the Baptist
Mission house to the site of the new church.
The ceremony of laying the corner stone
of the new Episcopal church for West Indians
in Gatun will take place at 3.30 p. m., on Sun-
day, September 18. Four principal stones
will be laid, one by Mrs. W. L. Sibert, one
by Judge Gudger, one by W. H. Carrington,
and one by the Amalgamated Friendly Socie-
ties. Addresses will be made by Judge Gudger,
and Judge Thomas E. Brown, jr.
Transfer of Transportation Men — Moving Loco-
motives from Gorgona Shops — Safeguarding
Culebra, C. Z., September 7. 1910.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:
The following recommendation, submitted by the
Transportation Committee are aporoved:
"The committee recommends that in case of transfer
of transportation men between divisions of the Isthmian
Canal Commission or between the Isthmian Canal
Commission and the Panama railroad, a tran-
script of the service record cf the man transferred
accompany the regular transfer slio. this transcript to
contain a brief outline of each offe lse and a statement
of the discipline applied in each case.
"On account of the heavy vork on all locomotives
having been centered at Gorgona, it becomes necessary
almost daily for the Panama railroad, or one or more
divisions of the Isthmian Cam. Commission, to move
engin _ bet.veen Gorgona shops and some other point
on the Isthmus. In the interests of economy it is
recommended that a crew be assigned to this service,
such crew to be carried by the Central Division and
charge to be made against other divisions or the Pana-
ma railroad !or services perfo-raed.
"With a view to safeguarding employes riding on
labor trains, it is the recommendation of the committee
that all trains lollowing labor trains be held five minutes
before following such labor train unless the latter has
passed into the nsxt block ahead."
Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Steerage Rate on P. R. R. Vessels.
Culebra, C. Z., September 9. 1910.
Circular No. 175-D:
Effective September IS, 1910, the reduced steerage
rate of $10 heretofore allowed on Panama railroad
steamships wUl be increased to $15.
Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.
President, Panama Railroad Company.
Acting Division Engineer.
Culebra, C. Z. t September 3, 1910.
Circular No. 350:
Effective September 5, 1910, Mr. John M. G. Watt
will act as Division Engineer of the Pacific Division
during the absence of Mr. S. B. Williamson, on leave.
Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Clerks Without Knowledge of Typewriting.
Culebra. C. Z., September 10, 1910.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:
It has 4 been the practice of the United States Civil
Service Commission to maintain five registers of clerks
for appointment to apply on requisitions from the
Isthmus, as follows: Clerks with knowledge of type-
writing; clerks with business experience; clerks with
railroad experience; clerks with timekeeping experience ;
clerks with bookkeeping experience. In connection
with the majority of requisitions forwarded for clerks
during the past year, knowledge of typewriting has
been specified. As the result, this particular register
has been exhausted, and difficulty has been experienced
in filling requisitions, while eligibles with other quali-
fications have had little chance of appointment. It is
requested that in filling future vacancies, requisitions
be made for clerks without knowledge of typewriting
whenever the interests of the service will permit.
Geo. W. Goethals, Chairman.
Chief Dispatcher. P. R. R.
Colon, R. P., September 8, 1910.
Circular No. 188:
Effective Sunday, September 11, L. B. Maggard is
appointed Chief Dispatcher, reporting to this office.
See rules 722, 723, and 724. Book of Rules. At the
same time all agents heretofore reporting to the Master
of Transportation will report to this office direct.
J. A. Smith, General Superintendent.
Auction of Unclaimed Goods.
Colon. September 10, 1910.
In order to recover freight and storage charges, the
Panama railroad will dispose of the accumulation of
over and unclaimed shipments now in its possession,
by public auction Wednesday, October 5, 1910, at 9
a. m., sale to be held on dock 11, Cristobal. C. Z.
The items to be sold consist of a miscellaneous assort-
ment of wines, liquors, household goods, building ma-
terial, stationery, groceries, dry goods, machinery and
merchandise in general, all of which has been held six
months and over in an effort to locate owner.
J. A. Smith, General Superintendent*
September 14, 1910.
THE CANAL RECORD
Activities of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
STATISTICAL REPORT FOR AUGUST.
Total number of bowling games . . .
Number different tournaments ....
Total number tournament players.
Total number pool and billiard games.
Number different men using gymnasiums. . . 314
Total attendance of men using gymnasiums. 2,145
Number enrolled in chess and checker clubs. 78
Number enrolled in glee clubs 31
Number enrolled in dramatic and minstrel
Number enrolled in camera clubs 84
Number enrolled in discussion clubs 47
Number enrolled in educational classes 5
Number of members of libraries 728
Total number of books withdrawn 1,998
Number of religious meetings 1
Number of lectures 1
Number of imported entertainments 4
Number of local entertainments 16
Number functions outside association man-
Number afternoons for women 46
Number evening functions to which women
Attendance 1 ,543
Number different men on committees 198
Number of men called on in hospitals 236
Number of letters written at public tables. . 6.3S4
Total attendance at buildings 72,156
Average attendance per day 2,327
Number of beds used during the month. . . . 380
Number of members 82
Number of afternoons for boys 59
Average attendance per afternoon 35
Total attendance in systematic gymnasium
Outings and other special features 2
The interassociation tenpin tournament was started
Saturday night, September 10, with two teams entered
fron each of the five Zone associations. These teams
known as first and second teams will bowl for ten weeks
for an association trophy prize; then, beginning Novem-
ber 19, a picked team representing each association,
whose members will be chosen from teams one and two,
will bowl ten weeks for individual team prizes. The
results of the games will be published each week in The
Miss Gay Zenola MacLarcn will fill the following
return engagements at the clubhouses: September 15,
Gatun; September 20, Culebra.
The discussion club meeting on September 7 was led
by E. A. Putnam; subject, "What Is Failure?" This
club meets every Wednesday evening at 7.30. The
next meeting will be led by F. C. Freeman; subject,
The pool and billiard tournament begins on Monday,
September 19. The prize is a pennant.
The bowling committee has arranged a bowling tour-
nament to begin this week. Three prizes are offered,
one for high average, one for second, and one for the
highest pin fall. This tournament will be a handicap
tournament based on the scores of the last two months.
Saturday, Cristobal's second team will play at Cule-
bra, and Culebra's first team will go to Cristobal.
The high score last week for bowling was rolled by
E. P. Case on Saturday night; score, 205.
The Gorgona first team took three straight games
from the Culebra first team on the Culebra alleys on
Saturday night. September 10. Following is the score:
Culebra First Team.
Herrington.. 165 181 163
Case '141 205 138
Cohen 196 129 169
Hayes 127 176 149
Dougherty. . 176 156 125
Gorgona First Team.
Roper 192 181 158
King 164 170 142
White 199 196 188
Sexton 144 163 201
Otis 164 162 176
Total 805 847 744 | Total... 863 872 865
The Empire clubhouse posts every night the total
number of cars and engines used, and the total yardage
for the day of the Central Division.
C. J. Huson has been elected captain of the first Y. M.
C. A. bowling team, and Samuel Bardelson captain
of the second team.
There were 37 certified delegates to the literary
society's "county convention" last Friday night. Mr.
Porter was elected temporary chairman, Mr. Warwick,
permanent chairman, and Mr. Sawtelle, permanent
secretary. The following candidates were nominated
for the coming "election:" For sheriff, J. H. McLean;
county judge. Judge Mark A. Hall; county solicitor,
Cap. McNiel ; county commissioners, Messrs. Ross,
Harlan and Simpson; county treasurer, Philip Kelley;
clerk of court. H. W. Sawtelle; coroner. Dr. Erdman.
The following high scores were made on the bowling
alleys during the week ending September 10: Pearson,
204; Potter, 223; Shaughnessy. 201, 219; Goolsby, 215;
The match between Empire and Cristobal on Septem-
ber 5, resulted in favor of Cristobal. Following is the
Louch 180 168 176
Collins 165 174 168
Adams 158 151 172
Rabbitt 141 T 155"165
Bullard 173 r 151"168
Goolsby... 128 163 139
Nicodemus 134 130 167
Bardelson. 156 163 150
Sawtelle... 122 164 132
Gustavson. 160 178 122
Total 817 799 849 Total... 700 798 710
The match between Empire and Culebra on Septem-
ber 7, resulted in favor of Empire. Following is the
Hall 155 149 143
Herrington.. 175 129 94
Case 132 182 155
Cohen 152 161 185
Dougherty.. 193^162 133
Total 807 783 710
Nicodemus 206 173 198
Goolsby... 150 215 175
Sawtelle... 185 177 125
Leon 163 190
Bardelson. 163 185 152
Total... 867 940 S12
The Cristobal basketball team defeated the Gorgona
team on Saturday night, September 10, by a score of 30
Moving pictures recently received from the States
will be shown at the clubhouse on Friday night, Septem-
A shop league basketball game will be played on
Thursday, September 15, at 8 p. m.
Gorgona second team defeated Culebra second team
at bowling on the Gorgona alleys Saturday night. Sep-
tember 10, as follows:
Culebra Second Team.
Koperski 131.... 157
Baumer 161 146 127
Huttlemeier. 142 190 129
Hostetter. . . 171 145 157
Mengel 142 119 161
Total 747 723 731
Gorgona Second Team
Stoehr 150 124 108
Stewart. . . 163 183 179
Halderaan. 142 142 173
Varenkamp 128 193 146
Bordt 143 166 151
Total... 726 808 757
The Interassociation bowling tournament began
Saturday night with the Gatun second team at Cris-
tobal; the score follows:
Myers 181 154 175
C.R.HVg'n. 149 156 187
Dalton 121 146 154
Wilson 137 149 152
Hodges 157 182 145
Adams, D. 175 156
Grover 136 135 136
Blackburn. 146 179 140
Burns 190 156 181
Claherty... 151 130
Total 745 787 813 Total... 798 756 771
Cristobal played an exhibition game of basketball
with the men from the U. S. S. Tacoma Saturday night
and won by the score of 37 to 13. The following is
the line-up of the teams:
U. S. S. Tacoma.
Ford 4 3
Kriskie. . . .
Russell 11 3
Simms. ... 4 2
stant visitors at the clubhouse and are welcomed in
all departments of the work.
The next meeting of the discussion dub will be held
on Friday night, September 16; subject. "What Shall
The opening game in the Isthmian Bowling League
was played on Saturday evening, September 10, on
the Gatun alleys, when Gatun's first team took three
games from Cristobal's first team, as follows:
Gatun First Team.
Barte 179 181 181
C.A.H'r'g'n. 129 156 158
Ponton 162 160 177
DeMoll 126 187 128
Durand 177 161 155
Cristobal First Team.
Louch 149 130 149
Collins 155 168 155
Rabbitt. . . 135 160 120
Thomas. .. 129 151 151
Bullard. . . 135 140 168
Total 773 845 799 Total... 703 749 743
The basketball game played on Saturday evening
between Empire and Gatun at Gatun was fast and inter-
esting; the score. 38 to 30 in favor of Empire.
The schedules for the bowling teams for September
17, will be Gatun's first team at Empire, and Empire's
second team at Gatun.
Rainfall from September 1 to 10, Inclusive.
MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.
Pacific Section —
Central Section —
Atlantic Section —
Brazos Brook. . . .
Nombre de Dios.
*To 5 p. m., September 9.
Ancon, C. Z., September 14, 1910.
The following insufficiently addressed letters origi-
nating in the United States and its possessions have
been received in the office of the Director of Posts, and
may be secured upon request of the addressee:
A moving picture entertainment was given on Mon-
day. September 12, and will be repeated on Monday,
The membership at Cristobal has passed the 400
mark. A large clock, marking the membership cam-
paign, illuminated at night, has been installed in front
of the clubhouse. It can be seen for some distance,
both in the day time and at night.
Miss Gay Zenola McLaren read "The Man from
Home" Friday night and will return on September 21
with the play "The Man of the Hour." Seats will be
on sale for this entertainment Saturday. September 1 7.
The pool tournament has been decided with Weh-
meierin first place. Louch second, and Thomas third.
The discussion club discussed "Leadership" this week
led by Mr. Safford of Camp Elliott. Next week Mr.
Kramer from Culebra will be here taking for his subject
The men from the U. S. S. Tacoma have been con-
Albright, Mrs. Myron
Bell, Milton A.
Birley, Mrs. Homer
Boggs, Julian C.
Brown. Capt. R. D.
Caldwell, V. F.
Callahan, J. E.
Cecil, Mrs. H. E.
Chesbro. Claude L.
Davis. M. H.
Dempster, Tom C.
Disk, S. B.
Dixon. A. B.
Downs. Mrs. John R.
Doyle, A. (2nd class)
Ellis. J. W.
Falkner. W. H.
Fenton, W. F.
Fortney, Harry L.
Grant, J. H. Rose
Gray. John (2nd class)
Grout. Mrs. F. E.
Hall, J. T.
Hartley. Miss Ruth T.
Hays. Mrs. Eula L.
Hodge. Miss Mattie
Howard, E. L.
Howe. C. H. R.
Hummer. Mrs. C. D.
Jefferies. Mrs. P. M.
Jones. C. G.
Kaufman, Julius E.
Kelley, Mrs. Mart
Kotalik, J. J.
Kunce. O. H.
Larson, James (2)
Little, Mrs. Antoinette
Major, Mrs. Eva M. C.
McConnoughly, Mrs. J. S.
Morrison. Roderick G.
Naylor. Mrs. Chas.
Nelms. Marshall B.
Nicholson, E. P.
Pedrache. Leon Y. (4th
Panizar, T. L.
Patson, Harris V.
St. Clair, Mrs. Dan
Schwable. Frank J.
Seales, Mrs. F. (4th class)
Short. W. G.
Smith, Lewis A.
Smith. Frank J.
Van Camp, Rob (2)
White, Mrs. E. C.
Wright, Miss Manid
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV. , No. 3.
The hours during which commissaries are open are
Cristobal and Culebra, 8 a. m. to 12.30 p. m.; 2 p. m.
to 7 p. m.
All other commissaries, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.; 3 p. m. to
7 p. m.
Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning September 13:
Mutton — Stewing, per pound 7
Shoulder, neck trimmed off, (4 lbs. and
over) , pei pound 10
Entire forequarters (not trimmed) 10
pounds and over, per pound 9
Legs, (8 to 10 pounds), per pound — 19
Cutlets, per pound 20
Short cut chops, per pound 22
Lamb — Stewing, per pound 7
Entire forequarters, neck trimmed off,
per pound 10
Legs (5 to 8 pounds), per pound 24
Cho^s, per pound 26
Cutit:* per pound 26
Veal — Stewing, per pounH 10
Shoulder for roasting (not under 4
pounds) , per pound 15
Loin for roasting, per pound 19
Chops, per pound 22
Cutlets, per pound 26
Pork cuts, per pound 22
Beef — Suet, per pound 2
Soup, per pound 5
Stew, per pound 9
Corned, per pound 12, 14, 16
Chuck roast, (3 pounds and over), per
Pot roast, per pound 15
Rib- roast, second cut (not under 3%
pounds) , per pound 18
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound 20
Sirloin roast, per pound 21
Rump roast, per pound 21
Porterhouse roast, per pound 21
Steak, Chuck, per pound 14
Round, per pound 15
Rib, per pound 20
Sirloin, per pound 21
Porterhouse, per pound 21
Rump, per pound 21
Tenderloin, per pound 24
Livers — Beef, per pound 10
Calf, each 60
Half, each 30
Sausage — Pork, per pound 17
Bologna, per pound 14
Frankfurter, per pound 14
Leberwurst, per pound 14
Sweet bread — Veal, per pound 1 . 20
Beef, per pound 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen t31
Eggs, fresh, % dozen only tl7
POULTRY AND GAME.
Chickens — Fancy Roasting, large, each 1 . 50
medium each 1.30
Fowls, each 70,82,93, 1.04, 1.15
Ducks, large, each 1 50
medium, each 1 . 30
Broilers, each 75
Turkeys, per pound 30
Squabs, each ■ 35
Capons, each 2.50
Pheasants, each 70, 1 . 00
Partridges, each 50
Grouse, each 85
CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.
Ham — English York Cut, per pound 30
German, Westphalia, per pound 36
Sugar cured, per pound 24
Sugar cured, sliced, per pound 27
Half, for boiling, per pound 25
Boiled, per pound 32
Hocks, per pound J8
Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound 30
Breakfast, sliced, per pound 31
Beef, salt, family, per pound 12
Pork, salt, family, per pound *16
Ox tongues, each SO
Pigs' feet, per pound 10
tongues, per pound 16
Mutton, mess, per pound 7
Butter — Creamery special, per pound 40
Cheese — Roquefort, per pound 38
Philadelphia Cream, cake 10
Young America, per pound 22
Swiss, per pound 26
Edam, each 1.00
Neufchatel, each 6
Gouda, per pound 34
Parmesan, per pound 35
Milk. Brlarcliff, bottle **25
Buttermilk bottle **15
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Beeta, per pound 3$£
Celery, per head 6
Carrots, per pound 3J£
Cabbage, per pound 3&
Cucumbers, per pouud 5
Lettuce, per head 5, 7, 10
Onions, per pound 3%
Potatoes, white, per pound 3%
sweet, per pound V/ 2
Rhubarb, pei pound 6
Squash, per pound 4
Tomatoes, per pound 8
Turnips, per pound 3
Yams, per pound $%
Apples, per pound *5
Canteloupes, each 08
Grapes, per pound *8
Hucklebeiries. per quait 20
Lemons, dozen 24
Limes, per 100 80
Oranges, per dozen 12
Peaches, per pound 10
Pears, per pound - 10
Plums, per pound 10
Watermelons, each t40
♦Indicates reduction from last list.
♦♦Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle,
t Indicates advance on last list.
tSold only from Commissaries; no orders taken for
Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers with supplies for the Isthmian
Canal Commission arrived at the ports of Cristobal and
Colon during theweek ending September 10, 1910:
Advance. September 5. from New York, with 51
cases rubber boots for Atlantic Division; 12 crates con-
crete machinery for Pacific Division; 14 cases drugs,
etc., for Sanitary Department; 705 bags bran for Ancon
dairy; 14 cases enamel ware, 200 cases washing powder,
1,000 pieces steel bars, 50 pieces switches. 40 cases
lanterns, 36 barrels iron pipe-fittings, 10 cases co pper
tubing, 25 coils drill hose for stock; and a miscellaneous
cargo, the whole consisting of 2,296 packages, weighing
A tetta r, September 8, from New Orleans, with 405 tons
dump car parts for Cristobal shops (for erection); 1,250
crates fire brick, 10 cases valves, 648 bales hay, 2,601
pieces yellow pine car stakes for stock.
Santa Maria, September 9, from New York, with 84
tons lock construction material for Atlantic and Pacific
Divisions; 13 cases electrical material, 7 barrels elec-
trical material 18 packages car parts for Atlantic
Division; 13 cases electrical material for Mechanical
Division; 171 crates wooden handles, 119 bundles
wooden handles for stock.
Panama, September 9, from New York, with 12 iron
brackets for Atlantic Division; 148 pieces maple lumber,
27 cases iron bolts. 120 tons castings, 392 kegs rivets for
Mechanical Division; 80 cases bolts and nuts, 34 barrels
rosin, 40 cases headlights, 14 cases paint composition,
159 cases insect exterminator for stock; and a miscellane-
ous cargo, the whole consisting of 3,239 packages,
weighing 508 tons.
MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.
Tide Table. .
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending September 21
1910. (75th meridian time):