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Railroad Steamship Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg- American
Line, and of the United Fruit Company's Line; the
Panama Railroad Company's dates being subject to
change:

NEW YORK TO CRISTOBAL.

P. R. R. ..Wednesday. May 31

P. R. R.

P. R. R.

P. R. R.

P. R. R.

P. R. R.

Colon P. R. R. .

Allianca P. R. R. .



Ancon . . .
Advance
Colon . . .
Allianca.
Ancon . . .
Advance



. .Tuesday . . .June 6

. .Monday June 12

. .Saturday. . .June 17
. .Saturday. . .June 24

. .Friday June 30

. .Friday July 7

.Thursday... July 13



CRISTOBAL TO NEW YORK.

Colon P. R. R. . .Wednesday. May 31

Allianca P. R. R . . .Tuesday June 6

Cristobal P. R. R. . .Wednesday. June 7

Ancon P. R. R. . .Tuesday June 13

Advance P. R. R. ..Sunday. . . .June 18

R. R . . . Saturday . . .June 24

. .Friday June 30

. .Thursday... July 6
. .Wednesday. July 12
. .Wednesday. July 19

. .Tuesday July 25

.Monday.



.July 31



Colon P.

Allianca P. R. R.

Ancon P. R. R.

Advance P. R. R.

Colon P. R. R.

Allianca P. R. R .

Ancon P. R. R . .

NEW YORK TO COLON.

Prinz Joachim H.-A Saturday. . .May 20

Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday ...May 25

Prinz Eitel Fiiedrich . . H.-A Friday May 26

Thames R. M Saturday. . .May 27

Almirante U. F. C. . .Thursday... June 1

Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. . ,U.-\ Saturday/. .June 3

Santa Marta U. F. C . . .Thursday... June 8

Prinz Sigismund H.-A Friday June 9

Trent R. M Saturday .. .June 10

Metapan U. F. C. . .Thursday. ..June 15

Prinz Joachim H.-A Saturday. . .June 17

Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday... June 22

Prinz Eitel Friedrich. .H.-A Friday June 23

Magdalena R. M Saturday. . .June 24

Almirante U. F. C . . .Thursday. ..June 29

Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. . .H.-A Saturday. . .July 1

Santa Maita U. F. C. . .Thursday ....July 6

Clyde R. M Saturday . . . July 8

Prinz Sigismund H.-A Friday July 7

COLON TO NEW YORK.

Metapan U. F. C . . . Thursday .

Prinz Joachim H.-A Tuesday.

Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday.

Prinz Eitel Friederich . H.-A Saturday .

Magdalena R M Tuesday .

Almirante U. F. C. . .Thursday... June 15

Prinz Aug. Wilhelm... H.-A Tuesday June 20

Santa Marta U. F. C . . .Thursday..

Prinz Sigismund H.-A Saturday . .

Clyde R. M Tuesday...

Metapan U. F. C. ..Thursday.

Prinz Joachim H.-A Tuesday . .

Zacapa U. F. C. ..Thursday.

Prinz Eitel Fredrich. . .H.-A Saturday..

Atrato R. M Tuesday. .

NEW ORLEANS TO COLON.

Abangarez TJ. F. C. . .Saturday.

Heredia U. F. C. .

Atenas U. F. C . .

Cartago U. F. C . .

Turrialba U. F. C. .

Parismina V. F. C . .

Abangarez U. F. C . .



.June 1
..June 6
.June 8
June 10
.June 13



.June 22
.June 24
June 27
June 29
..July 4
July 6
July 8
. July 11



.May 27
.Wednesday. May 31
.Saturday. . June 3
. Wednesday . June 7
.Saturday. . June 10
.Wednesday June 14
.Saturday. . June 17



COLON TO NEW ORLEANS.

Turrialba U.F.C. . .Thursday ...June 1

Parismina*, U. F. C . . .Thursday .. June 1

Abangarez U. F. C . . .Thursday.. June 8

Heredia* U. F. C . . . Thursday ...June 8

Atenas U. F. C . . .Thursday ...June 15

Cartago* U. F. C. . .Thursday ...June 15

Turrialba U. F. C . . . Thursday . . . June 22

Parismina* U. F. C . . .Thursday ...June 22

The Hamburg-American steamers leave Colon for
New York via Kingston at 10 a. m. on sailing dates.
The Prinz August Wilhelm and Prinz Joachim call at
Santiago. Cuba, on both outward and homeward
voyages. A ship will leave Colon for Bocas del Toro
at 5 p. m. on June 14 and July 12, and for Port Limon
at 5 p.m. on June 14.

The Leyland line steamer Colonian sails for New
Orleans direct on or about Saturday, June 3.

Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alternate
Tuesdays, at 12 noon; for Southampton on alternate
Tuesdays at 10 a. m.

United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans direct
leave on Thursdays at 3 p. m.; ships designated (*)
for New Orleans via Port Limon and Puerto Barrios
on Thursday at 4 p.m.; ships for New York via Kings-
ton on Thursday at 11 a. m.; for Bocas del Toro on
Monday at 6 p. ro.



CANAL




RECORD



ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1911. No. 41.



Volume IV.



The Canal Record

Published weekly under the authority and supervision of
the Isthmian Ca?iai Commission.



The Canal Record is issued free of charge, one copy
each, to all employes of the Commission and Panama
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roll.
Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for five
cents each.

Address all Communications

THE CANAL RECORD,

Ancon, Canal Zone,

Isthmus of Panama.

No communication, either for publication or requesting
information, will receive attention unless signed with the
full name and address of the witter.



NOTES OF PROGRESS.



Pacific Division Locks.

Operations with the permanent construc-
tion plant at Pedro Miguel Locks ceased on
Saturday, May 20, when the second of the
two berm cranes, formerly in use there, was
shut down, preparatory to being dismantled
for transfer to Miraflores Locks. Hereafter,
the concrete mixing at Pedro Miguel Locks
will be performed by the auxiliary plant,
which now consists of two 2-cubic yard
mixers, situated on the west storage trestle
in the north forebay, one 2-cubic yard mixer
on the east bank at the south end of the lock,
and a portable one-half yard mixer. It has
been decided not to move all the chamber
cranes to Miraflores, but two will be retained
at Pedro Miguel, as, in addition to placing
concrete, they can be used to advantage in
back filling the middle wall, and for miscel-
laneous handling purposes.

The permanent construction plant at Pedro
Miguel Locks was first operated in its entirety
on July 6, 1910. For a month or so prior to
that time, however, one of the berm cranes
and two of the chamber cranes were in use.
When the complete plant was first placed in
operation, there had already been laid in the
locks upward of 175,000 cubic yards of con-
crete, mostly produced by an auxiliary
plant. Between July 6, 1910, and May 20,
1911, there had been laid a total of about
475,000 cubic yards of concrete, mostly mixed
and handled by the permanent plant, and of
the total of concrete in place on May 20,
1911—651,080 cubic yards— over 400,000
yards had been mixed and placed by the per-
manent construction plant. There remained
to be laid on June 3, 1911, about 180,000
cubic yards, which will be produced by the
auxiliary plant.

At Miraflores Locks, two of the berm cranes
are in operation, another is nearly set up, and
the work of assembling a chamber crane has
been begun. The handling system ultimately
adopted for these locks, provides for building
the side walls with the berm cranes, and for
carrying forward the center wall construction



with the chamber cranes. Under this arrange-
ment, only two chamber cranes will be re-
quired, which will be transferred into the
lower lock, as soon as center wall construction
in the upper lock is far enough along. It is
expected that by the middle of August, con-
crete operations in the upper lock will be
under full headway In one day recently.
one of the berm cranes mixed and delivered
directly into the side wall, 820 cubic yards
of concrete.



Dynamite for 1911-12.

Bids for supplying 6,500,000 pounds of 45
per cent, and 3,500,000 pounds of 60 per cent,
dynamite, a total of 10,000,000 pounds, the
estimated amount required for the Canal
work during the fiscal year 1911-12, were
opened recently in Washington. Awards were
made, as follows:

1,625,000 pounds of 45 per cent dynamite,
to the Keystone Powder Company, at §12.25
per 100 pounds.

4,875,000 pounds of 45 per cent dynamite,
to the DuPont-Nemours Powder Company,
at $12.73 per 100 pounds.

1,750,000 pounds of 60 per cent dyna-
mite, to the Keystone Powder Company, at
$13.65 per 100 pounds.

1,750,000 pounds of 60 per cent dyna-
mite, to the DuPont-Nemours Powder Com-
pany, at $13.82 per 100 pounds.

The price of the dynamite under these
awards averages over one cent per pound
higher than the figures at which it was supplied
for the present fiscal year, which, in turn,
were higher than for the previous fiscal year.
The prices, under the awards, for the three
years in question are, as follows:

FISCAL YEAR 1909-10.

45 per cent dynamite $10.60 per 100 pounds.

60 per cent dynamite SI 1-60 per 100 pounds.

One manufacturer was awarded the contract for the
entire amount.

FISCAL YEAR 1910-11.

45 percent dynamite — Keystone, $11.60; Du Pont-
Nemours. SI 1.70. an increase of from SI to SI. 10 per
100 pounds over the previous year's bid.

60 per cent dynamite — Keystone. $12.65; DuPont-
Nemours. S 12. 70,an increase of from SI. 05 to $1.10 over
the previous year's bid.

FISCAL YEAR 1911-12.

45 percent dynamite — Keystone. $12.25; DuPont-
Nemours, S12.73. an increase of from 65 cents to $1.03
over the previous year's bid.

60 per cent dynamite — Keystone, S13. 65; DuPont-
Nemours, S13. 82. an increase of from $1 to SI. 12 over
the previous year's bid.

The estimate of dynamite required for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1911, was 13,-
727,000 pounds. The orders filled, or which
remain to be filled, during the present fiscal
year, aggregate 10,273,200 pounds; the differ-
ence between the estimate and actual require-
ments, therefore, being 3,453,800 pounds.



District Nursing in Colon.
The two nurses of Colon hospital, who
were detailed to special duty as district
nurses in the city of Colon, and in Cristo-
bal, have returned to their duty at the
hospital, because they can no longer be



spared for outside work. This special work
was begun on January 15, and the results are
believed to have justified the experiment.
The work of teaching the mothers to care for
and properly feed their infants was difficult,
but it is believed that could such teaching be
continued over a longer period the benefits
would be widespread. The nurse, whose dis-
trict lay in that part of the city which was
destroyed by fire in March, followed her
patients into the Red Cross camp and con-
tinued her work under somewhat easier con-
ditions. A number of cases of skin diseases
broke out at this time, and these were handled
by the district nurse. During the four months
the two nurses made 3,565 visits. The ques-
tion of placing nurses on duty in Colon and
Cristobal will be again considered in the fall.

Gatun Dam Spillway.

The concrete work in the spillway of Gatun
Dam is over 61 per cent completed, 138,371
cubic yards, out of a total of 225,000, having
been placed at the close of work on June 3.
A statement of the amount laid each working
day last week and of the total in place,
follows:



Date.


Concrete
Laid.


Hours
worked.


No.
Mixers.


May 29

May 30 (Holiday) . . .


212


7:30


1


May 31


224
192
168
248


8:00
6:45
6:00
7:30






2




1


June 3


2


Total


1.044
137,327


35:45


1.40










138,371









Balboa Notes.

Two of the caissons for the foundation piers
of the new Panama railroad lumber dock are
being filled with concrete; two are being
anchored to bed rock, and the work of exca-
vation at 10 of the other pier locations is
going forward. By an alteration in the plans,
involving a slight change at one end of the
dock, the number of piers required has been
reduced to 53.

In making the borings for the proposed
new drydock, there was recently brought out
a drill core of solid rock, six feet six inches in
length, and one inch in diameter. The core
consists of the hardest kind of trap rock,
without the least change in color or grain
from end to end. It is believed that this is
the longest core of the kind that has ever
been produced intact on the Isthmus.

The steamship David of the National
Navigation Company of Panama left the
shipways on June 3, after receiving a general
overhauling. Among the more important
repairs made to the vessel, were the fitting
of a new tail-end shaft, the fitting of both
shafts with new stern bushings, reinforcement
of the stern bearing struts, renewal of the
rudder, inspection of boiler and application of



322



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV., No. 41.



NOTES OF PROGRESS.



{Continued.)



hydrostatic test, overhauling of its lifesaving
appliances, scraping and painting hull. The
latter was found to be in good condition. The
David, which was built in London in 1908,
will take the place of the Taboga, recently
lost off Guanico Point, province of Los
Santos, on the run between Panama and
Pedregal, the port of David, in Chiriqui. At
the request of its owners, the vessel was given
inspection by the Local Board of Inspectors.
The steamer Code, another vessel belong-
ing to the National Navigation Company,
which was damaged off the Panama coast a
short time ago, is on the shipways undergoing
numerous repairs, chief among which is the
rebuilding of its engine, renewal of propeller,
placing of ten feet of shoe fore and aft, in-
spection of boiler and application of hydro-
static test, scaling and painting. The vessel
was constructed in Valparaiso in 1873, where
it was brought, knocked down, from Scotland.
The hull, made of Lowmore iron, was found
to be in a good state of preservation.



Pacific Division Sand Service.
Sand was supplied in May by the Pacific
Division service, as follows:



Destination.



Number Cubic
Cars. yards.



Pacific Division ' 2,338



Central Division .

Atlantic Division

Quartermaster's Department.

Panama railroad

Miscellaneous



29

26

4

2

14



35.070
435
608
100
50
235



Total 2.413



36,498



Porto Bello Crusher.

A statement of the work done at Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
June 3, follows:



Date.



May 29

May 30.. (Holiday) .

May 31

June 1

June 2

June 3



Total.



Hours
worked.



7:07



7:10
5:56
6:29
6:16



32:58



Cubic
Yards.



3.024



3.404
2.514
2.928
2.806



14.676



Pilots, Masters, Mates, and Engineers.

A meeting of the Board of Local Inspectors
will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 8 a.m.,
at the Administration Building, Ancon, at
which time applicants for licenses as pilots,
masters, mates, or engineers, who have sub-
mitted applications on the prescribed form,
may appear for examination.



Teachers and Clerks, Philippine Service.

Examinations have been announced by the
Civil Service Commission, which may be
held at Culebra about the middle of August,
for assistant (male), teacher (male and fe-
male), and industrial teacher (male), in the
Philippine Service, to fill vacancies which
may occur in the positions of teacher, in-
dustrial teacher, and clerk in that service.
The entrance salaries for male and female
appointees will probably be from $1,000 to
SI, 200 per annum.

It is stated that excellent opportunities



exist for employes who are efficient and
faithful in performing their duties, as it is the
practice to fill vacancies in the higher posi-
tions by promotion of the best equipped and
most competent occupants of positions filled
by appointment from the above examina-
tions. It is also set forth that in many ways
the opportunities under the Bureau of Edu-
cation in the work of the United States in
the Philippines are unique, and will probably
not be equalled anywhere in their attractions



for young people having the requisite qualifi-
cations and character.

A limited supply of the announcement of
the above examinations has been received in
this office. Persons interested should request
a copy of announcement No. 442, which
should be returned to this office as soon as
practicable thereafter.

John K. Baxter, Secretary,
Isthmian Civil Service Board.

Culebra, C. Z., June 1, 1911.



CONCRETE WORK IN THE LOCKS.



GATUN LOCKS.

Over 66 per cent of the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the amount in place at the close of work on June 3, being 1,377,685} cubic vards, out of a total
of 2,085,000.

A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each day for the week ending
June 3, and of the total, follows; and a similar statement for the work in the spillway of Gacun
Dam is published elsewhere in this issue. The construction plant works 12 hours daily, and
the auxiiliary plant 9 hours.





Construction Plant.
2-cubic yard mixers.


Auxiliary Plant.
2-cubic yard mixers.


Large
stone.






Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of

mixers


Concrete Hours ' No. of
placed, worked, mixers




May 29


Cu. Yds.
1.562


23:18 4


Cu. Yds.

606 8:40 1 2


Cu. Yds.
255


Cu. Yds.
2,423






May 31...


1.626

1.240

966

1.152


25:00
20:02
13:54
17:38


4
4
4
4


280
508
716

512
274}


5:40 1 2
7:40 1 2
9:40 2
7:40 2


144}
234}
251
121J


2.050}


June 2


1,982}
1.933
1,7851
274}


















Total


6,546


99:52


4


2,896}


39:20


2


1,006


10,448}
1.367.237}


















1.377.685J



The 274 i yards shown for the portable mixers are reenforced concrete, and were placed on the following days:
May 29th, 44 yards; May 31st, 88 yards; June 1st. 42 yards; June 2d, 42 yards; June 3d, 58£ yards.

PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS.

Concrete work in the locks at Pedro Miguel is about 79 per cent completed, 657,270 cubic
yards, out of a total of 837,400, having been placed at the close of work on June 3. The
record for each of the five eight-hour working days of last week, follows:



Date.



Auxiliary Plant.



2-cubic yard mixers.



Conciete
placed.



Hours
worked



i-cubic yard mixer.



No. of Concrete
mixeis placed.



Houis
worked.



No. of
I mixers



Large
stone.





Cu. Yds.
634


10:50


2


Cu. Yds.
95


7.50


1


Cu. Yds.


Cu. Yds.
729


May 30 (Holiday)




May 31


672
792
654
186


11:50
14:00
12:00
5:00


2

2
2
2


82
80
53
70


7.00
7.00
5.00
7.25


1
2
1
1


2


756


June 2


872
707
256


Total


2,938


53:00


2


380


33.75


1.2


2

4.187


3.320
653.950


























1 4,189


657,270



MIRAFLORES LOCKS.

About 19 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in place
on June 3, the total amount on that date being 255,518 cubic yards, out of a total of approxi-
mately 1,362,000. The record for each of the five 8-hour working days of last week, follows:



Construction Plant.
2-cubic yard mixeis.



Concrete Hours No. of
placed, worked, mixers



Auxiliary Plant.



2-cubic yard mixers.



Concrete Hours No. of
placed, worked, mixprs



i-cubic yard mixer.



Concrete
placed



Hours No. of Large
worked, mixers, stone.



Total.



May 29


Cu. Yds.
530

Holiday

754

712

962

1,174


14:00


4


Cu. Yds.






Cu. Yds.
101


8:00


1


Cu. Yds.


Cu. Yds.
631


May 30. . .










May 31. . .


18:67
17:00
22:67
28:00


4
4

4
4






212
266
238
260


15:50
19:25
17:50
21:00


3

3

3

3


966






978


June 2. . . .
June 3 . . . .






1,200






1,434










Total . . .


4,132


100:34


4








1,077


81:25


2.6


3,693


5.209


Previously








250.309
























Grand


3,693


255.518

























June 7, 1911.



THE CANAL RECORD



323



EXECUTIVE ORDER.



Government of the Insane Asylum for the Canal
Zone.

By virtue of the authority vested in me I
hereby establish the following Executive
Order for the Canal Zone:

Section 1. The asylum for the insane at
Ancon, as heretofore, shall be under the
jurisdiction of the Department of Sanitation.
The object of said asylum shall be the cura-
tive treatment of the insane.

Section 2. The superintendent of the
Ancon Hospital shall be the administrative
chief of the asylum for the insane, subject
to existing laws and orders, and to such rules
and provisions as may be issued by the
Department of Sanitation in accordance with
existing laws and orders. He shall be in
charge of the general inspection of buildings,
grounds, and equipment, and shall have the
supervision over the professional and admin-
istrative personnel of the asylum and over
.the inmates, and shall satisfy himself that all
patients receive the care and medical treat-
ment which is best adapted to their comfort
and recovery.

He shall see that a proper register of the
patients is kept, showing their names, previous
residence, occupation, origin, and antecedents,
and condition at the time of admission; and
their mental and physical condition, as well
as their medical treatment during the time
of their stay in the asylum, shall be recorded.
The death or discharge of patients shall be
entered in the register.

Section 3. No person declared to be in-
sane shall be kept in a jail, prison, hospital
for the sick, or other similar institution, but
shall be sent, with the proper precautions, to
the asylum for the insane herein provided for.

Section 4. The superintendent of An-
con Hospital, through the physician in
charge of the asylum, may discharge any
patient upon filing in his office a written
statement that, in his judgment, such patient
has recovered, or that the discharge will not
be detrimental or dangerous to the public
welfare or injurious to the patient, provided,
that before discharging any patient who has
not recovered, the superintendent shall satisfy
himself, by adequate investigation, that the
relatives or friends of the patient are able and
willing to receive and care for such patient.

No patient shall be discharged without
suitable clothing.

The discharges referred to in this section
do not apply to commitments on judicial
orders in criminal cases, in which cases, the
discharges can be granted only by the court
which directed the commitment of the
prisoner.

Section 5. No person shall be admitted
as a patient in the asylum for the insane
except upon the order of a circuit judge of
the Canal Zone, provided, that if a patient is
in a state of violent insanity he may be
admitted at once into the quarters hereinafter
provided for the observation of persons
alleged to be insane, without an order of court,
upon the written request of the district
physician to the superintendent of Ancon
Hospital, or the patient may be admitted to
the observation quarters by said superin-
tendent without such request, in the absence
of the district physician.

It shall be the duty of the superintendent
of Ancon Hospital to report the case in writing
to the circuit judge, within twenty-four hours



after the patient has been admitted to the
observation quarters, and, as soon as the
judge shall have received the report he shall
proceed to examine and determine the case
in like manner as if the petition had been
presented to him prior to the patient's
admission into observation quarters.

Section 6. To obtain the judicial order
provided for in the preceding section, it shall
be necessary for the nearest relative of the
person alleged to be insane to present a
petition, duly subscribed and sworn to by
the petitioner, to the judge of any circuit
court of the Canal Zone, which petition shall
state the sex, age, and nationality, if known,
of the patient, and the facts showing his
mental infirmity, and. if possible, the history
of the case, and the form of insanity with
which he is suffering, and the attending cir-
cumstances making it necessary that he be
confined in the asylum. The petition shall be
accompanied by a certificate signed by one
or more reputable physicians to the effect
that such person is insane.

When the nearest relatives of the person
alleged to be insane are absent, or refuse to
act, the petition may be made by the district
judge of the district in which the patient
resides, oris to be found, at the time the appli-
cation is made, and in that event it shall
state that the nearest relatives of the person
alleged to be insane are absent or refuse to act.

Section 7. The petition provided for in the
preceding section shall take precedence over
all other matters pending before the court,
and shall be heard by the judge thereof
without delay, and if the facts stated therein
are sufficient to satisfy him of the insanity
of the person sought to be confined, he shall
issue orders at once directing that the person
alleged to be insane be taken into custody and
placed in quarters hereinafter provided, for
the proper observation of the case.

The order of the judge directing that the
person alleged to be insane be placed under
observation, shall be sufficient authority for