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addition to his duties as agent of the Bible
Society, of the work of the Baptist church,
a post left vacant by the death of the Rev. J. H.
Sobey. The Rev. Mr. Witt has been assigned
to that work, leaving Mr. Kennedy free to
supply the pulpit in Gorgona during the
absence, on leave, of the Rev. J. L. Wise,
superintendent of the Baptist Mission on the
Isthmus. Services are held at the Commis-
sion chapel, as follows: Ever)- Sunday morn-
ing at 11 o'clock, and on the first, third and
fifth Sunday evenings at 7:45 o'clock; the
Rev. Mr. Kennedy, preacher. On Wednesday
evenings, prayer meeting at 7:45. On the
second Sunday evening in each month, service
of the Protestant Episcopal Church, under
Chaplain Henry A. Brown. On the fourth
Sunday evening in each month, the united
Christian bodies in Gorgona hold a "Sunset
song service" in the Commission clubhouse,
at 7 o'clock, when there is an average attend-
ance of 75.

The Rev. Harry Compton has arrived on
the Isthmus from Delaware, Ohio, to take
charge of the missionary work of the Metho-
dist church as superintendent. Up to a
year ago he had spent twenty-seven years in
South America as representative of the
Methodist Mission Board, his field having
been in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Ecua-
dor. For eight years he had charge of the
government normal schools of Ecuador. Mrs.
Compton and her daughter will arrive on the
Isthmus in August. The Rev. W. W. Gray,
who has been superintendent of the Methodist
work on the Isthmus, accompanied by Mrs.
Gray, left for the States on May 31.

The Praise and Song Association of Pedro
Miguel, is a recently formed church organ-
ization, which holds meetings in the social
hall on Thursday nights. The Sunday school
at Pedro Miguel has an enrollment of 40
pupils, and an average attendance of 30. A
preaching service is held every Sunday even-
ing at the social hall, the duty being taken
by the Rev. A. A. Nellis, the Rev. Carl H.
Elliott, the Rev. Charles Ports, and Mr. A.
E. Soule.

Decoration Day Observance.

On Decoration Day, a memorial service
was held in St. Luke's hospital chapel in
Ancon, under the auspices of the Canal Zone
Department of the Army and Navy Union
of America, when there were present about
200 men. Among these were representatives
of the Uniformed Rank of the Knights of
Pythias, a detachment of sailors from the
U. S. S. Birmingham, and a full company of
C. S. Marines from Camp Elliott. The me-
morial address was delivered by Major Henry
A. Brown, chaplain, Corps of Engineers,
U. S. A.

Following the service, the men marched to
Ancon cemetery, where memorial exercises
were held, and a detachment of marines went
to Flamenco Island to hold services at the
graves of the soldiers and sailors buried there.

At Camp Elliott, Memorial Day was ob-
served by a program of athletic events in the

afternoon, and in the evening, the Marine
minstrels gave a performance in the gym-
nasium, in which forty men took part.

Salvation Army Institute.

The social institute of the Salvation Army,
which was destroyed in the fire of March 23,
in Colon, will be rebuilt by the Commission,
and two buildings will be brought from
Tabernilla for this purpose. The new building
will be similar to. although somewhat larger,
than the old one. The ground story will
contain a restaurant and kitchen, reading
room, dormitory, and store rooms; and the
second story will be quarters for the use of
the resident head of the work. The Salvation
Army hall on D street, which was constructed
about one year ago at the expense of the
organization, was also burned, and, with its
furnishing and equipment, represented a loss
of about §5,000. It is proposed to erect a
similar hall as soon as sufficient funds can
be raised. The adjutant has received S500
from the Army headquarters in London with
which to carry on the work. The territorial
commander is now in London attending a
conference called by General Booth. On his
return he will visit the Isthmus in July.

The restaurant of the institute was largely
patronized by Canal employes, especially
those at work on the docks, and in the vicinity
of Mount Hope. According to the records of
the week of April 1 to 8, a fortnight before the
destruction of the building, the number of
meals supplied was 1,095. An average of 50
beds a night were occupied.

Officers of Volunteers.

In reply to a cable message from the Chair-
man of the Commission to the effect that
employes desire to compete for appointments
as officers of volunteer forces, and asking
whether examinations can be held on the
Isthmus, the Adjutant General of the Army

Persons, who are fully eligible under the requirements
of general orders. No. 57, War Department. 1909, copy
herewith, for examination as to their fitness to hold
commissions in the volunteers, may be examined on
the Isthmus, but candidates for such examination
must establish their eligibility before the War Depart-
ment, before their examinations can be ordered.

The examinations are for the purpose of
securing a list of persons specially qualified
to hold commissions in any volunteer force,
organized at any time under authority of
Congress, other than a force composed of
organized militia; and only such persons are
eligible as may have served in the regular
army, a volunteer army of the United States,
the organized militia, or as may have pursued
a regular course of instruction in any military
school of the Army, or have been graduated
from an institution in which an officer of the
Army or Navy has been detailed as instruc-
tor, after having creditably pursued the
course of military instruction. The rules
governing applications for examination are
established by the general orders of the War
Department, referred to above, as follows:

No applicant will be examined who is not a citizen
of the United States or has not declared his intention
to become such; who. in the judgment of the board, is
not physically qualified to discharge all the duties of
an officer in active service ; who has any mental infirmity
or deformity of body, or whose moral fitness has not
been clearly established; who shall be less than 21 years
of age, or who. being an applicant for commission as
second lieutenant, shall be more than 30, as first lieu-
tenant more than 35. as captain more than 40, as major
more than 45. as lieutenant-colonel more than 50. or as
colonel more than 55 years of age.

No person shall be examined unless he has a letter

from the War Department authorizing his examination.

If an applicant has served in the Regular Army of
the United States, or in any of the volunteer forces of
the United States, or in the organized militia of any
State or Territory, or the District of Columbia, he shall
submit his discharge papers for each term of service;
if still in service in any of the organizations mentioned,
he shall submit recommendations of his immediate and
higher commanders.

If an applicant has attended or pursued a regular
course of instruction in any military school or college
of the United States Army, or has graduated from any
educational institution to which an officer of the Army
or Navy has been detailed as superintendent or pro-
fessor pursuant to law, he shall be required to present
the diploma or certificate of graduation from such
military school, college, or educational institution.

Applications for examination, accompanied by rec-
ommendations and other documents of a commendatory
character, as above indicated, should be made to the
adjutant general of the State. Territory, or District of
Columbia, according to the legal residence of the
applicant, in the month of Mai' or November, to the
end that the governor of the State or Territory, or the
commanding general of the National Guard of the
District of Columbia, may forward the accumulated
applications, with his recommendations in each case
indorsed thereon, to the Adjutant General of the Army,
about January 1 and July 1 of each year: Provided,
That persons who have served in the Regular Army or
Navy of the United States, or in the United States
Volunteers, shall be authorized to send their applica-
tions and the papers therewith, direct to the Adjutant
General of the Army. **********


Mr. Joseph Bucklin Bishop, accompanied
by his wife and daughter, sailed for the States
on June 7, on the Cristobal, for his annual leave
of absence.

Special orders No. 120 of the War Depart-
ment, dated May 23, direct the transfer of
Major Edgar Jadwin, Resident Engineer at
Cristobal, and Capt. Horton W. Stickle,
Assistant Engineer at Cristobal, from the
Canal work, as soon as their services can be
spared. Major Jadwin will report to the Chief
of Engineers at Washington for assignment
to duty, and Captain Stickle will report at
Wilmington, N. C , to relieve the engineer
officer at present stationed there.

Good Conduct of Prisoners.

Seventy-one of the prisoners at the Canal
Zone penitentiary at Culebra have earned
a total of 90 points in good conduct during
the three months ending May 24, and have,
therefore, been promoted to grade B. and
have had their shackles removed.

The prisoners are graded on entering the
penitentiary into two classes, outside and
inside men, according as it is possible to
utilize their services within or outside of the
prison. The outside men are graded A, B,
and C, the first class being clothed in stripes
and wearing ball and chain; the second being
clothed in stripes and not wearing ball and
chain; and the third class wearing unstriped
gray clothes and no shackles. The inside
prisoners are graded D and E. Grade D
men w : ear stripes, and grade E men wear
unstriped gray. The course of promotion for
outside men is from stripes and shackles to a
plain gray uniform, and for inside men, from
stripes to plain gray. A set of prescribed
rules is placed before the prisoners, and for
strict observance of them they are given
credit of 30 points a month, and when they
have accumulated 90 points they are pro-

In the period of three months ending May
24 in addition to the 71 men whose shackles
were removed, 12 prisoners were promoted to
grade E, and clothed in the new gray uniform,
which has been manufactured in the peniten-
tiary tailor shop.

June 7, 1911.




Activities of the Young Men's Christian Asso-


An informal "Social" was held on Friday night, and
the building was crowded. There was a program of
music, readings, and dumb bell exercises.

The membership of the Corozal association in May-
was 204, or 97 per cent of the total population.


In the bowling match Saturday night, Culebra won
two out of three games from Gorgona. The scores are,
as follows:








... 81

88 79

Miller. .






83 68





Grain. . .

.... 78

82 83

Misal. .

.... 85



Judge. .

... 96

98 89









... 99

93 86



444 405

The 100, or over, duckpin scores for the week ending
June 3. are, as follows: Mengel, 110. 109. 111. 100;
Hepler. 114; Holden. 105: Huttlemeier. 100, 105. 102,
112; Kersey, 101; Case. 105. 103, 106; Baumer, 100.

On Saturday night, June 3. the Culebra indoor base-
ball team defeated the Cristobal team by a score of
16 to 10. Batteries: Cristobal — Russell and McSparran;
Culebra — Tupper and Cushing.

The Culebra baseball team defeated the Corozal
team in a game of outdoor baseball at Corozal, on the
morning of May 30. The score was 3 to 2. Batteries:
Corozal — Garlington and Cunningham; Culebra — Sol-
lenberger and Cushing.


The following high scores were bowled in duckpins
during the past week: Rodeghiero. 107. 10S, Ill, 106;
Potter, 102, 121; Goolsby. 102, 101; Parkis. 103. Ill;
Garrett. 110; Giavelli. 102. 112.

The Gatun duckpin team took two out of three games
from the local team on Saturday night. June 3.

A mock trial will be the feature of the literary society
meeting on Friday evening, June 9.

The high school of the Canal Zone will give its enter-
tainment on Friday night, June 16, consisting of a
cantata, entitled "Wreck of the Hesperus." and a play,
"Our Bob"


Gatun indoor baseball team forfeited to Gorgona on
Saturday night. The game was to have been played at

The Gorgona athletes have started training for the
Fourth of July meet. A meeting was held May 31, and
Louis P. Robitoy was elected manager.

A wrestling class has been organized to meet every
Wednesday evening. A wrestling mat has been secured,
and a good live class is anticipated. Next Wednesday,
in addition to the practice work, a match bout is
scheduled between A. A. Simka and G. T. Aitken. and
another between J. E. Ridge and L. Cole. All members
interested in wrestling are urged to join the class.

A new class in Spanish for beginners has been organ-
ized, and all men interested are requested to join as
promptly as possible. Enough have already enrolled
to insure a good class.

The high school students will present their enter-
tainment, consisting of a musical program and a two-
act comedy, on the evening of June 6.

Culebra took three straight games in bowling from
Gorgona. on Saturday night, with the following scores:



Gould. .

. . . . 92



Davenport. . 80







J. Orr 64



Conlan .




Siebt 90







Simka 88



Case.. . .







Haggarty . . 89








A large audience attended the high school enter-
tainment on Wednesday evening. May 31. A chorus of
forty voices sang "The Wreck of the Hesperus." The
soloists were Miss Hackenberg, soprano; Mr. Ross,
tenor; Mr. Hull, baritone. A farce in two acts entitled,
"Mr. Bob." included the following pupils: John
Maloney. '13. Helen Calkins. '13; Marguerite Stevens,
'11; Robert Somerville, '12; Corrine Browning, 13;
Myrtle Lindersmith, '13. C. E. Jennings acted as
musical director; C. C. Carr. as manager, and Fred.
Jackson. '13. as property man.

Alex. J. McLane won a cue as first prize in the "High
run" pool contest for the month of May. A cue will be
given also for the highest run made during June. A
handicap pool tournament was started June 5, the first
prize to be a gold medal; second, cuff buttons. For the
3-cushion billiard tournament a gold medal will be
given as first prize, and a silver medal as second prize.

Louis Durand won a Gatun pennant for rolling the
aighest game of duckpins during May. John Luckey

received a pennant for high game in ten pins. H. S.
Adams and W. A. Wells received second prizes. Prizes
for the month of June will be announced later.

A "Smoker" will be held at the clubhouse on June 17.
Every man in Gatun is invited to attend.

The "Boilers" from Gorgona won the game of
indoor baseball from the "Locks" of Gatun, on Satur-
day. June 3; score, 18 to 9.

Jess T. Hopkins, physical director of Gorgona
Y. M. C. A., and head of the Health League on the
Isthmus. led the discussion on "Health," Sunday even-
ing, June 4. Another phase of the subject will be taken
up on June 1 1.

All members are invited to suggest the names of new
books for the library- A large order will be placed in a
few days.

Application blanks for the Fourth of July athletic
meet at Cristobal may be secured at the office. It is
hoped that a large nurrfber of Gatun men will enter
the meet.

Mr. DePoorter challenges the pool players of Gatun
that he will make 15 balls or no count against any one,
straight pool. 45 balls to constitute a game.


The Cristobal literary and debating society held
an open patriotic meeting on Wednesday night. May
31. There was music by the orchestra, popular singing
by the audience, and solos by R. C. Mosher and Dr.
Hill. Judge Jackson made an address. This is the first
of a series of open meetings to be held every month.

The lineup and results in the local basketball contest,
Thursday night weie, as follows:


Simonds R F

Luce L F

Jordon C

Poison L G

Thomas R G

Summary: Baskets thrown-




, Forstrom



-Simonds 1 . Luce 9,

Sterner 10, Forstrom 1. Foulsthrown — Luce 6. Simonds
2, Sterner 8. One point awarded from foul.

Final score — Sterner 31, Luce 28.

Kavan. Morton.

Ford R F Herrington

Martin L F Schleger

Jaap (Johnson) C Levy

Cousineau L G Seaborn

Vitel R G MacSparran

Xewcomb (Sub.)

Summary: Baskets thrown — Herrington 1, Schleger
7, Martin 1. Fouls thrown — Herrington 2. Ford 1,
Johnson 1.

Final score — Morton IS. Kavan 4.

Moving pictures were given Saturday and Monday
nights, the latter being the films and outfit belonging
to the U. S. S. cruiser, Birmingham, anchored in Colon

The standing of the Isthmian duckpin tournament
at present is. as follows:

Played Won

Cristobal 36 29

Empire 36 21

Culebra 42 21

Gatun 42 16

Gorgona 36 9

The new Cristobal alleys will be opened with appro-
priate ceremonies on Saturday, June 10.

The following scores of 100. or over, were made during
the week on the alleys: Wood, 105, 109; Furlong, 106,
102. 101, 100; Wheeler, 107, 10S; Bullard, 101, 102;
Gibson. 105; Louch, 102. 109. 115.
DeCora. 100, 100; Smith. 103. 115.

The following 200, or over, scores were made with
bigpins during the week: Blackburn, 247; Bullard. 200.


The Porto Bello chess club started a handicap tourn-
ament on Wednesday night, sixteen players being

The weekly prize problem contest was held on Thurs-
day night. The prize was won by Cornelison.

Last Sunday evening's song service was well attended.
A vocal solo was rendered by Mrs. Van Fleet.

On Tuesday. May 30, a dance was held at the club-

Lost Percent

7 .805

15 .583

21 .500

26 .381

27 .250

100; Jacques, 107;
100; Barrett, 100,

Supplies for Canal Work.

The following steamers, with supplies for the Isthmian
Canal Commission, arrived at tne ports of Cristobal
and Colon, during the week ending June 3, 1911 :

Cristobal. May 29, from New York, with 20.S15
barrels cement for Atlantic Division; 20.815 barrels
cement for Pacific Division; 2 SO ban els coal tar for stock.

Pn- May 29. from Xew York, with 200

eases fuses for stock.

Galveston, May 30. from Bridgeton. with 19.500
cases dynamite for stock.

Allianca, May 30. from Xew York, with 8 cases
dredging sleeves. 20 cases dredge buckets for Atlantic
Division; 100 car springs for Central Division; 13 steel
castings for Mechanical Division; 15 cases coupon
books for Examiner of Accounts: 24 barrels washing

soda, 40 carboys acid. 12 cases sundries for Sanitary
Department; 17 bundles pails, 27 cases A. B. material,
72 crates fire brick, 220 drums ships' bottom paint; 29
pigs tin, 19 cases cardboard for stock; and a miscel-
laneous cargo, the whole consisting of 716 packages,
weighing 98 tons.

Zacapa, June 1, from New York, with 29 bundles
brooms for stock.

Abangarez, June 1. from Xew Orleans, with 435 bales
alfalfa hay. 165 bales colored cotton waste. 84 crates
fire brick, 23.616 feet yellow pine lumber for stock.

PrinzEilel Friedrich, June 3, from Xew York, with
200 barrels carbolic acid for stock.

Agenoria, June 3. from Xew York, with 13.397 bar-
rels cement for Atlantic Division; 13,397 barrels cement
for Pacific Division.

Haakon VII, June 3, from Baltimore, with 1.800
pieces angle reinforcement. 276 rolls concrete rein-
forcement for Atlantic Division; 77 tons lock con-
struction material for Pacific Division; 300 car wheels
for Mechanical Division; 175 pieces steel channels,
218 pieces steel bars, 345 pieces steel angles, 47 pieces
steel beams, 383 tons coke, 500 cases dynamite, 1,139
bundles sheet iron, 1 75 kegs track spikes for stock.

Band Concerts.

A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Hotel Tivoli.Ancon, C. Z.. on Sunday,
June 11, 191 1, at 7:30 p. m. The program follows:

1 March — Give the Countersign Scouton

2 Selection — Robin Hood De Koven

3 Waltz — Skaters Waldteufel

4 Overture — Xorma Bellini

5 Wooden Shoe Dance — Dutch Kiddies. . . .Trinkaus

6 Serenade — A ndalusian Bonnet

7 Selection — Woodland Luders

8 Idyll — Love's Message Brooks

9 Galop — At the Races Barnard

A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Cristobal, C. Z., Wednesday, June
14. at S p. m. The program follows:

1 March — Give the Countersign Scouton

2 Selection — Robin Hood De Koven

3 Paraphrase — Nearer My God to Thee Reeves

Assisted by pupils from the public schools.

4 Overture — Norma Bellini

5 Wooden Shoe Dance — Dutch Kiddies. .Trinkaus

6 Serenade — Andalusian Bonnet

7 Waltz — Skaters Waldteufel

8 Medley — Southern Plantation Conterno

9 Galop — .4/ the Races Barnard

Chas. E. Jennings. Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Culebra, Sunday,
June 17, at 5:45 p. m.

Tide Table.

The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending June 14, 1911,
(75th meridian time):






A. M.








June 12




Stages of the Chagres.

Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight. Saturday, June 3, 1911. All heights
are in feet above mean sea level.

Day and Date.

Sun.. May 28...
Mon.. May 29..
Tues.. May 30..
Wed., May 31..
Thurs., June 1..
Friday. June 2.
Sat., June 3. . . .

Height of low












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The following vessels arrived at or departed from the
port of Balboa during the week ending June 3.

Arrivals — May l&.Limari. from Valparaiso; May 29,
Pennsylvania, from San Francisco; Guatemala, from
Valparaiso; Manavi. from Buenaventura; June 1.
Stanley Dollar, from San Francisco; June l.Acapulco
from San Francisco.

Departures — May 29. Mantaro. to Callao; May 30,
Quito, to Guayaquil; May 31, Chile, to Guayaquil; June
2, City of Sydney, to San Francisco; Limari, to Valpa-



Vol. IV., No. 41.


Manufacture of Bushings.

Culebra, C. Z.. June 2, 1911.
Circular No. 396:

A special turret lathe has been installed in the Gor-
gona shops for the economical manufacture of bushings.

Effective June IS. 1911, all bronze and carbon steel
bushings, of which the maximum diameter does not
exceed five and three-quarters (5|) inches, will be made
by the Mechanical Division, except that bushings
required in an emergency, and bushings of which the
probable consumption per annum will not exceed
three, may be made in other shops having proper

When the finished dimension of any surface of
bushings ordered cannot be given in advance, a
dimension should be prescribed for the surface that
will leave sufficient metal for finishing to the required
size, and the surface or dimension thereof marked
"rough machine."

Effort will be made to standardize bushings where-
ever possible, with the view to reducing to a minimum
the number of different sizes and shapes.

H. F. Hodges,
Acting Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.

Second Vice-President, Panama Railroad Company.

Surcharge on Materials Sold.

Culebra, C. Z., June 3, 1911.
Circular No. 169-h:

In making sale of obsolete or unserviceable material,
including sale at auction, sales at an upset price after
sale by auction has not been effected, and all sales made
at an appraised value, no surcharge will be added to
prices accepted for such sales. H. F. Hodges,

Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer.

Applicants for Medical Examination.

Culebra C. Z., June 2, 1911.

Heads of Departments and Divisions:

Referring to the Chairman's circular of the 3d

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