Per Lee, Charles A Sept. 4
Sarvey, Wesley M Sept. 4
Swan, Major F Sept. 4
Veen, James T Sept. 4
Illia, John D Sept. 5
Jones, Annie L Sept. 5
Stevens, Masters B. . . .Sept. 5
Warner, John F Sept. 5
Biesen, Philip A Sept. 7
Barnett, James C Sept. 8
Brown, Warren E Sept. 8
Catto, John F Sept. 8
Gibbs. Nathan G Sept. 8
Luckey, John J Sept. 8
McCollough, Derrill H..Sept. 8
McNutt, Edward E. . . .Sept. 8
Metcalf, Benjamin F. . .Sept. 8
Metcalfe, Jesse C Sept. 8
Pierson, Glen H Sept. 8
Rutherford. William T..Sept. 8
Sadler, Joseph V Sept. 8
Shaw, Charles A Sept. 8
Squires, George B Sept. 8
Strotz, Charles M Sept. 8
Taylor, S. J Sept. 8
Worrall, Lawrence P. . .Sept. 8
Culkin, William Sept. 10
Cuoco, Nicholas J Sept. 10
Lewis, Clifford Sept. 10
Trask, H. R Sept. 10
Turrell, Joseph Sept. 10
Walraven, Francis W. .Sept. 11
Earle, Harry E Sept. 13
Eck, John Sept. 13
Lewis, Charles L Sept. 13
Lingle, George S Sept. 13
Mahoney, John Sept. 13
Perry, Walter L. G. . . .Sept. 13
Pinney, AurelianH.. . .Sept. 13
Weber, Harry E Sept. 13
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Humphrey, Walter J . .Sept. 15
Coffey, N. E Sept. 16
Barnes, William I Sept. 17
Bridges, Harry L Sept. 17
Cushing, James E .- .-^t. 17
Drennan, Nelle Sept. 17
Foster, William F Sept. 17
Jones, Charles A Sept. 17
Kennedy, John, Jr. . . .Sept. 17
Major, Bessie Sept. 17
Morris, George Sept. 17
Roe, Martin Sept. 17
Sweet, Arthur J Sept. 17
Twombly, Henry W. . .Sept. 17
Vernon. Charles D Sept. 17
Weidman, Frank Sept. 17
Gorham, Luzella G. . . .Sept. 18
Willson, James C Sept. 20
Delano. Fred E Sept. 21
Carter, William Sept. 23
Lotz, Henry W Sept. 23
Watson. William Sept. 23
Williamson, Thomas G.Sept. 23
Johnson, James S Sept. 24
Eason. Alex Sept. 28
John. William W Sept. 28
Koerner, Charles F. . . .Sept. 28
Nolan, Matthew Sept. 28
Pickett, Ira W Sept. 28
Rowland, Bertrun F. . .Sept. 28
May 3, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
PANAMA RAILROAD TRAFFIC.
Conditions of New Agreement With Pacific
The agreement between the Panama Rail-
road Company and the Pacific Mail and the
California-Atlantic steamship companies, al-
lowing the Pacific carriers 70 per cent of the
total freight charge for carriage between
Xew York and San Francisco, expired by
notice on April 24. The officers of the Panama
Railroad Company were authorized at a
meeting on March 14 to effect a new agree-
ment under the following conditions, and
negotiations are in progress:
1. On all business moving between Pacific coast
points and Atlantic ports, where the water transporta-
tion upon the Atlantic side is performed by the Panama
Railroad Steamship Line, the division of rates shall be
40 per cent to the Panama Railroad Company and 60
per cent to the Pacific carrier.
2. On business where no part of the water haul is
performed by the ships of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany the rate for rail transportation across the Isthmus
will be. as follows:
On business proceeding to and from the ports of
New York and Philadelphia 30 per cent of the through
rate; on business proceeding to and from other Atlantic
ports 25 per cent of the through rate.
3. The foregoing divisions are predicated upon
classified tariffs to be agreed upon between officials of
the Panama Railroad Company and of its cocarriers,
and to be incorporated as a schedule hereto; and shall
not be changed or reduced by any cocarrier, except upon
the consent of the Panama Railroad Company.
4. No charge will be made at Balboa by the Panama
Railroad Company for wharfage or craneage on traffic
covered by this agreement.
5. The Panama Railroad Company will furnish to
cocarriers under this agreement on the Pacific side coal
at the same rate as is furnished at Balboa to the Isth-
mian Canal Commission.
6. In case that any cocarrier violates this agreement,
the Panama Railroad Company shall have the privilege
of withdrawing through billing privileges with respect
to such cocarrier.
7. This agreement shall be effective for two years
from April 24, 1911.
At a meeting of the board of directors held
in New York on January 27, the officers of
the company were directed "to reestablish a
classified commodity tariff on eastbound
coastwise business from Pacific coast ports
to Atlantic coast ports of the United States
to become effective as early as practicable
after the expiration of the 90 days' notices
of discontinuance of through billing relations
with the present cocarriers on this traffic."
The officers were also authorized to enter
into a contract for the stevedoring of cement
for the Ancon and Cristobal at New York at
the rate of 23 cents per ton on barrels and
26 cents per ton on bags, for a period of one
year, the rate on barrels being a reduction of
three cents per ton.
Claims for Sinking of Finance.
The proctors for the steamship Georgic,
who have settled the claim against that ship
growing out of the sinking 'of the "Finance"
on November 26, 1908, have agreed to pay
any of the crew- who will apply for payment
at the office of Messrs. Burlingham, Mont-
gomery and Beecher, 27 William Street,
Xew York, 65 per cent of the face of their
claims as sworn to and on file in the court
proceedings. The first offer of the owners of
the Georgic was very much less than this, and
the offer has been increased to the amount
stated only as the result of much solicitation.
This amount has been accepted by Capt.
Mowbray, Officer Munroe, and others.
Sale of Useless Materials.
Authority has been granted the Chairman
and Chief Engineer to sell materials no longer
needed in the construction of the Canal,
in the following letter from the Secretary of
War under date of April 17:
Referring to your letter of April 4, and to that part
of Section 4 of the Act of Congress approved March 4,
1911, as follows:
That until the close of the fiscal year 1912, when
any material, supplies and equipment heretofore
or hereafter purchased or acquired for the con-
struction of the Isthmian Canal is no longer needed,
or is no longer serviceable, it may be sold in such
manner as the Secretary of War may direct, and
without advertising in such classes of cases as may-
be authorized by him.
You are hereby authorized to sell, upon such terms
as you may approve and without advertising, any
material, supplies and equipment heretofore or here-
after purchased or acquired for the construction of the
Isthmian Canal, which in your judgment is no longer
needed or no longer serviceable, provided that when
time permits, each transaction shall, before consumma-
tion, be submitted to the Secretary' of War for approval,
but that where time does not permit, such sales shall
be made effective by you without such approval, the
transactions to be subsequently reported to the Sec-
retary of War.
Mr. William H. Jackson, with Mrs. Jackson,
arrived on the Isthmus on April 25, to take up
his duties as judge of the district court at
Mr. W. Whiting Andrews arrived in Panama
on April 27 to assume his duties as secretary
of the American Legation and charge d'af-
faires, ad interim, succeeding Mr. Charles
Campbell, Jr., who has been transferred to
Any one having information regarding the
present whereabouts of Dennis Nugent, who
at one time worked on the relocation of the
Panama railroad, is requested to communicate
with the postmaster at Ancon.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Earle Jordan of Steubenville,
Ohio, who may be on the Isthmus, will please
communicate with the American Legation,
Information is desired regarding the where-
abouts of Joseph W. Maguire who is supposed
to be on the Isthmus of Panama. Address
The Canal Record.
Health of School Children.
The medical inspection of the Canal Zone
schools for white children, by a physician
detailed especially for that purpose, was begun
on February 1, under the conditions indicated
in The Canal Record of March 1. It was
directed, first, to an examination of the sur-
roundings of the children in school, the light,
ventilation, use of drinking cups, and in-
struction of teachers in means of detecting
diseases in children, and the prevention of the
spread of disease in the schools; second, the
detection and prevention of contagious
diseases, and a general physical examination
of each child.
The recommendations in regard to the
schoolbuildings are in general that better
light be procured in the schoolrooms by re-
moving the outer walls to within five feet
of the floor and doing away with the screening
of verandas; that greater care be taken in
the keeping of the individual water cups now
required in the schools for white children;
that all schools be provided with playgrounds
for the use of both boys and girls; that the
question of instruction in sex hygiene be
determined by the proper authorities before
the opening of the next school year; that
greater care be taken to prevent contagion
in diphtheria: that the public drinking glass
in the railroad trains be abolished, and that
follicular conjunctivitis be considered a con-
tagious disease and all pupils affected with
it be excluded from school until they have
received proper treatment.
The physical examination comprised tests
of hearing, color perception, vision, examina-
tion of the nose, throat, and conjunctival,
and of the head, face and other exposed
surfaces for parasites and skin diseases. A
record was also made of each child's robust-
ness, complexion and physiognomy. In
cases where children's parents especially
requested it the examination was more thor-
ough. Of the 887 children examined 409
or 46 per cent showed some defect. Of the
409, there are 213 or 24 per cent, who have
decayed teeth; 124 or 14 per cent, defective
\ ision; 25 or 2.8 per cent, defective hearing;
74 or 8.3 per cent, some disease of the nose
and throat; 32 or 3.6 per cent, other defect
or disease. There were 33 cases of follicular
conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the outer
membrane of the eye), 2 at Gorgona, 24 at
Empire, 2 at Culebra, 3 at Paraiso, and 2 at
Pedro Miguel. The children in need of treat-
ment were directed to consult the proper
physician, and they are complying with this
Gatun Darn Spillway.
The concrete work in the spillway of Gatun
Dam is over 59 per cent completed, 134,139
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on April 29.
A statement of the amount laid each day
last week, and of the total in place, follows:
April 24 .
April 25 .
April 26 .
April 28 .
April 29 .
tsly reported .
Porto Hello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
April 29, follows:
Don Jose Buigas deDalmar has been
appointed charge d'affaires and consul of
the first-class for Spain in Panama, and has
assumed the duties of that position.
On account of the stable labor conditions
on the Isthmus and the fact that the force
must be reduced as the work nears comple-
tion, it has been decided to discontinue the
employment agency in New York.
MOORE-GAGE— At Matachin on April 29. Miss
May Amanda Gage of New Haven, Conn., to Frank
F. Moore of Pittsburg. Pa., the Rev. C. O. Purdy
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 36.
Activities of the
Young Men's Christian Asso-
The Corozal indoor baseball team was defeated by the
Gorgona team on Saturday night. April 29. The fol-
lowing was the lineup: Gorgona— Ridge. Donahue,
Hennon. Christianson, Kuentz, Wright. Sims. Hall.
Corozal— Cuff, Lorah, Lofgren, Taylor. Cunningham,
Ritter, Schlager. The score was 15 to 3.
A sacred concert will be given in the clubhouse on
Sunday night, May 14.
A "smoker" was held at the Culebra clubhouse on
Friday night at which there were singing, Indian club
swinging, wrestling, and other entertainment features.
A light lunch was served. About 120 men attended.
In the duckpin bowling match on Saturday night,
April 29, the Gorgona team defeated the Culebra home
team, the scores being as follows:
Haggerty. . . 98
Varennamp. . 97
Kersey. ... 87
Total 446 438 459 Total. . . 438 479 437
Following are the duckpin high scores for the week
ending April 29: Fredericks, 113; Baumer, 109; Corn-
tbwaite, 100; Hill, 102; Brown, 113, 108, 106, 104;
Case, 108. 107, 103, 102, 100.
Toe monthly prize for the high score in bigpins was
won by Mr. Warner, score 224. Mr. Hill secured the
prize for the high score in duckpins, score 119.
The Culebra indoor baseball team defeated the Em-
pire team on Saturday evening. April 29, by a score of
22 to 15. Batteries: Empire — Young and Mullane;
Culebra — Tupper and Cushing.
The results of the handicap chess tournament, which
was finished last week, are as follows:
Name. Won. Lost. Name
Bartlett 115 2} Putnam..
Wilson 9J 4| Goodenow
Stearns 8 6 Strong. . .
Warner 65 7j Dubois...
Empire took three straight games of duckpins from
Gatun on Saturday evening, April 29. The following
was the score:
Rodeghiero. . 93
Adams. ... 79
Franklin Matthews of the New York Sun will speak
on "Incidents in the life of a newspaper correspondent.'
Gatun defeated Cristobal in a game of indoor baseball
on Saturday night, April 29, by the score of 25 to 11.
Gatun will play the Corozal team in the Gatun gym-
nasium next Saturday night.
The Gatun "Ds" took two out of three games from
Empire on Saturday night. April 29, at duckpins. The
scores were: Gatun— 440. 410, 427; Empire— 422,
The Boy Scouts spent a day with the Cristobal boys
at Toro Point last Saturday.
On account of the interest displayed at a previous
meeting, the "Life problem" club discussed for a
second time the subject of "Divorce and marriage"
on Sunday night", April 30.
Moving pictures will be shown on Friday night. May
5, for the first time since April 3.
The Cristobal and Gatun boys took an all-day outing
at Toro Point on Saturday, April 29. Each boy had
to cook his own meat and potatoes. A tramp, games,
and a long swim were among the day's events.
The Cristobal literary club met on Wednesday night,
adopted a constitution.and elected the following officers:
President, C. H. Elliott; vice-president, A. R. Richards;
secretary-treasurer, W. H. Wempe.
Basketball will be resumed this week after a rest of
The Cristobal duckpin league series closed on April
27, with the following scores:
Played. Won. Lost. Per cent.
Com.-Subsistence 54 35 19 .648
Quartermaster 54 31 23 .5/4
Miscellaneous 54 27 27 .500
Dry Dock 54 15 39 .277
Highest average, T. A. Sullivan. 92.15; highest score,
L. A. Louch. 136.
Scores of 100 and over in duckpins were made last
week, as follows: Furlong, 102, 110, 105, 108. 110;
DeCora. 123. 101, 105; T. Burns, 111; Sullivan, 109;
Bullard, 110; Smith, 109, 103. 102; Herring, 100, 103,
108, 106; Barrett, 102, 121, 105; Jacques, 101, 102;
Wheeler, 103; Hess, 102; Louch, 104.
The standing of the Isthmian Duckpin League on
April 30, 1911 was, as follows:
Played. Won. Lost. Per cent.
Cristobal 12 9 3 .750
Empre 12 7 5 .5S3
Gorgona 12 6 6 .500
CuTebra 18 9 9 .500
Gatun.'.:: 18 5 13 .277
business of all such dealers outside of the areas des-
cribed being shown on the maps hereinbefore referred to .
The number of saloons to be located in each town
within the area designated shall not be restricted, but
each reliable and responsible applicant shall be granted
a license for the sale of liquor within any such described
area, in conformity with the regulations, upon the pay-
ment of the necessary fee.
Applicants for licenses are invited to submit their ap-
plications prior to June 1, 1911, in conformity with the
regulations adopted by the Isthmian Canal Commis-
sion. April 27, 1907, and amendments.
Tom M. Cooke, Collector of Revenues.
Total... .*434 424 449 Total. . . *434 422 390
* Empire won play-off of tie.
The following high scores were bowled during the
weekending April 29: Duckpins — Potter, 133; Koper-
ski 100. 103; Goolsby, 117; Dakin, 108; Rodeghiero,
101, 111, 105, 103, 102, 102, 115, 104, 107, 108, 104;
ReLiian. 101, 102, 102; Pearson. 100; Parkis, 101,
Gorlvam, 102, 113, 104; Witmer, 114; Furlong, 105;
105, 102; Gustavson, 105; Huson, 113;. Big pins—
The monthly handicap pool tournament was won
by E. E. Barnes. There were 22 entries. Members
are invited to register their names at once for the May
The literary society will hold a public meeting in
the hall on Friday evening. May 12. There will be
music by an orchestra, a debate on the subject of
fortifying the Canal, and refreshments will be served
following the program. Both men and women are
invited to attend.
George Arehart will lead the discussion club on Wed-
nesday night, May 3, at 7.30; topic "Is it right to
drawinterestonmoneyoreffort?" Allmen and women
invited. Admission free.
A. A. Siinka gave an illustrated lecture on Sunday
evening on the Holy Land. Mr. Simka lived there for
The following 200, or over, scores were bowled
during the month of April: M. Varenkamp. 220, 202,
211; Gaul. 215, 219; Bordt,210; Roper.207; Halder-
man 2lll. Duckpin scores — Watkins. 117, 109; Scho-
field. 101; Sims. 101; Wheat, 105; Dunlop, 119. 100.
105; Kmffman. 100, 101. 103. 101; McWilliams, 103;
Seebt. 104; Misal, 104; Simka. 101, 102; Atkins,
100; R. Varenkamp. 100; Ellsworth, 101, 109; Davis,
At the meeting of the literary club on April 26,
Henry Hughson gave a talk on "Poetry and music."
Politics were disjussed. Paul Case of Culebra sang
bass solos, accompanied by Mrs. Hohnson.
A ■smoker" will be held on Wednesday night, May 3.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Gatun, C. Z„ on Sunday. May 7, at
5 p. m. The program follows:
1 March— Imperial Bagley
2 Selection— Woodland Luders
3 Valse Tres Lente — Amour euse 5 erg ?'i
4 Overture — Zampa He rold
5 Idyl— Loves Message • • Brooks
6 Popular Medley — Amino La targe
7 Serenade — Andalusian Bonnet
8 Descriptive— A Hunting Scene Bucalossi
9 March — Independentia Hall
Chas. E. Jennings, Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at the Hotel Tivoh,
Ancon. on Sunday, May 15, at 7.30 p. m.
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending May 10, 1911
(75th meridian time):
May 4 . .
May 5. .
May 6. .
May 7. .
May 8. .
May 9. .
Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight. Saturday. April 29, 1911. All heights
are in feet above mean sea level.
Zone Liquor Licenses.
Isthmian Canal Commission.
Divisions of Posts, Customs and Revenues.
Ancon, C Z., April 26, 1911.
The Isthmian Canal Commission, at its meeting at
Culebra on April 15, authorized the issuance of
liquor licenses in the Canal Zone for the year com-
mencing July 1, 1911, at Rio Grande, Culebra, Empire,
Las Cascadas, Bas Obispo. Matachin, Gorgona and
The areas within which saloons may be located are.
Rio Grande: On the west side of the old line of the
Panama railroad, facing the railroad, in line with the
saloons at present licensed there.
Culebra: Lots 11 to 19. inclusive, block 1; lots 12
to 20. inclusive, block 2; lots 1 to 9, inclusive, block 4;
lots 2 to 10, inclusive, block 5. West Culebra,
Empire: The area bounded by Second avenue, Main
street. Seventh avenue and Front street.
Las Cascadas: The section known as the new town,
where private houses are now located, on the west side
of the Panama railroad.
Bas Obispo: On the west side of the Panama rail-
road, in line with the buildings in which saloons are now
Matachin: On the main street of the town, on the
north side of the Panama railroad, in line with the
buildings in which saloons are now located.
Gorgona: Area bounded by Second street, avenue
"E", Fifth street and Central avenue (or avenue "A") ;
but no saloons will be permitted to face on Central
Galun: All of blocks 7 and 8; lots 1 to 5. inclusive,
block 2; lots 1 to 5. inclusive, block 4; and lots 1 to 4,
inclusive, block 6, of the new town laid out by the Pan-
ama Railroad Company.
All of the areas described are more particularly
indicated on maps which may be seen in the office of the
Collector of Revenues, Ancon, or in the offices of the
Deputy Collectors of Revenues at Empire, Gorgona
The designation of the areas hereinbefore made, how-
ever, shall not be construed as prohibiting the renewal
of the licenses of dealers now engaged in the retail sale
of liquor, under proper license, in any of the towns men-
tioned, outside of the areas designated — the places of
Day and Date.
Sun. April 23...
Mon. April 24..
Tues. April 25. .
Wed. April 26..
Thurs. April 27.
Fri. April 28 . . .
Sat. April 29...
Height of low
Rainfall from April 1 to 29, 1911, Inclusive.
Pacific Section —
Central Section —
Atlantic Section —
*Nombre de Dios
♦Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarrtd stations— values
midnight to midnight. 1To 5 p. m., April 28.
May 3, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
Acting Examiner of Accounts.
Culebra.C.Z., April 25, 1911.
Circular No. 388:
Effective this date, Mr. T. L. Clear is appointed
Acting Examiner of Accounts.
Geo. VV. Goethals, Chairman.
Culebra, C. Z., April 26, 1911.
Circular No. 132-j:
The following extract from the minutes of the one
hundred and sixtieth meeting of the Commission, held
April 15, 1911, amending the resolution adopted at the
one hundred and fifty-eighth meeting of the Commis-
sion respecting cumulative leave for monthly employes,
is published for the information of all concerned;
Resolved, That a monthly employe who has earned
forty-two days' leave of absence with pay may ac-
cumulate additional leave at the rate of three and one-
half days for each month's actual service in excess of the