Over 20 per cent of the concrete for the system of two twin locks at Miraflores was in place
on June 24, the total amount on that date being 277,204 cubic yards, out of a total of approxi-
mately 1,362,000. The record for each of the six 8-hour working days of last week, follows:
2-cubic yard mixers.
2-cubic yard mixers.
}-cubic yard mixer.
Hours ; No. of
worked. ' misers
placed. ' worked.
placed. I worked.
No. of- Large
June 19. .
June 20. .
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June 22. .
June 23. .
June 24. .
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June 28, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
Providing for the Licensing of Chauffeurs for
Be it enacted by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, as follows:
Section 1. That hereafter it shall be un-
lawful for any person to operate over the
streets and roads of the Canal Zone any
automobile without first having obtained a
license as chauffeur as in this ordinance pro-
Section 2. Each person desiring to operate
any automobile over the streets and roads
of the Canal Zone shall first make written
application to the Board of Local Inspectors
of the Canal Zone, stating his nationality,
age, and character of experience in the opera-
tion of automobiles, and gasoline, and electric
machinery; and shall also have his applica-
tion endorsed by two reputable citizens of
the Canal Zone, or of the cities of Colon or
Panama, Republic of Panama, vouching for
his sobriety and trustworthiness. The Board
of Local Inspectors shall thereupon examine
the applicant touching his knowledge of
gasoline and electrical motors and machinery,
and of the mechanism and operation of auto-
mobiles, as well as upon his knowledge of the
English or Spanish language, and upon laws
and regulations of the Canal Zone relating
to the operation of automobiles over the
streets and roads of the Canal Zone. In order
to determine the skill of any applicant, said
Board may require him to make a practical
Section 3. No person shall be granted a
chauffeur's license unless he is not less than
eighteen years of age, is of sober habits, is
able to read either the English or Spanish
language, and shall prove to the satisfaction
of the Board of Local Inspectors that he has
the knowledge, skill, and judgment necessary
for the safe and skilful driving and handling
Section 4. The Board of Local Inspectors
shall meet at Ancon, Cristobal, or at such
other points in the Canal Zone as it may
designate, at such times as may be conve-
nient to it, and shall examine applicants for
licenses hereunder; and the Board shall keep
a careful record of all such applications, and
of its action thereon, together with any papers
submitted in connection with such applica-
tions and examinations.
Section 5. Upon the completion of an
examination, as herein provided for, the
Board of Local Inspectors shall make a
report to the Head of the Department of
Civil Administration, showing whether the
applicant is competent under the provisions
of this ordinance to operate automobiles over
Canal Zone streets and roads, and if the
Board's recommendation is to the effect that
the applicant is thus competent, the Head
of the Department of Civil Administration
shall thereupon issue to the applicant a
license in form, substantially, as follows:
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE.
License to Chauffeurs.
Whereas, it has been reported to me by the
Board of Local Inspectors that
has given satisfactory evidence to said Board
that he is a skilful chauffeur or operator of
automobiles, and can be entrusted to per-
form the duties of chauffeur upon the streets
and roads of the Canal Zone, he is, therefore,
licensed to act as such chauffeur until such
time as this license may, for cause, be revoked.
Witness my hand and seal this
day of 19. .
Head of Department of Civil Administration.
Chairman, Board of Local Inspectors.
Section 6. Coincident with the issuance of
any chauffeur's license, the Collector of
Revenues, upon the direction of the Head of
the Department of Civil Administration, shall
deliver to the licensee a metal check or badge
having stamped thereon the serial number
of the licensee's license, and the words and
letters "Chauffeur's license, C. Z." It shall
be the duty of each person holding such
chauffeur's license to wear or carry with him
said check or badge when he is driving any
automobile over Canal Zone streets or roads.
For such badge and license, each such licensee
shall pay to the Collector of Revenues one
dollar (SI), same to become a part of the
revenues of the Canal Zone Government.
LTpon the request of any Canal Zone police
officer, any such licensee, while in charge of
any automobile on Canal Zone streets or
roads, shall exhibit such badge.
Section 7. The said chauffeur's license shall
continue in force until it may be revoked
for cause, as herein provided for.
Section 8. The Head of the Department of
Civil Administration is hereby given the
right to revoke any license hereunder issued
when it shall appear to him that the holder
thereof, because of drunkenness or lack of
skill in operating automobiles, should not be
further entrusted with the operation of auto-
mobiles over Canal Zone streets and roads.
Section 9. The term "Automobile," as
herein used shall apply to all vehicles of
automobile, or similar, construction and oper-
Section 10. Any person who operates an
automobile over the streets and roads of the
Canal Zone without first having obtained a
license as herein provided for, and without
complying with any other requirements of
this ordinance applicable to him, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convic-
tion thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not
less than $25; and upon any subsequent
conviction may, in addition to having such
fine adjudged against him, be confined in the
district jail for a period not to exceed thirty
Enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission at its
one hundred and sixtieth meeting, April 15, 1911.
Approved by the Secretary of War, April 26, 1911.
A statement of the rock crushed at Ancon
quarry, by days, during the week ending
June 17, follows:
Distillation Tax Effective August 13.
By virtue of the authority vested in me,
the Order of May 13, 1911, providing for
the collection of a distillation tax in the Canal
Zone, is hereby amended so as to be effective
August 13, 1911. Wm. H. Taft.
The White House,
June 12, 1911.
Unauthorized Subscription for K. of P.
To Whom it May Concern:
Subscription lists are being circulated in
the Canal Zone purporting to be under the
auspices of the order of Knights of Pythias
and another organization.
Members of the order, and the public gen-
erally, are hereby advised that no subscription
lists under the auspices of the Knights of
Pythias have been authorized by competent
authority, and any such lists bearing the
name of the order do so illegally.
All concerned will govern themselves ac-
cordingly. A. M. Warner,
District Deputy Supreme Chancellor.
Las Cascadas, June 24, 1911.
Pilots, Masters, Mates, and Engineers.
A meeting of the Board of Local Inspectors
will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 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.
The American Legation in Panama requests
information regarding the whereabouts of
William McCulIoch, employed on the Canal
work until March 25, 1910, and Guy L.
Disler of Lansing, Mich., who has not been
heard from since October, 1910.
Information is requested by the American
consulate in Panama regarding the where-
abouts of Joseph H. F. Smith of Brooklyn,
employed as a boilermaker at Gorgona shops
up to April 15, 1911.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Geo. Barlow, who left the
service of the Isthmian Canal Commission
in 1907, is requested to communicate with
The Canal Record.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of William McFarland, who is
supposed to be on the Isthmus, is requested
to communicate with Dan. St. Clair, Gatun.
Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at the Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the two weeks
ending June 24, follows:
At a recent meeting of the Board of
Governors of the Colon Club it was decided
to discontinue dances during July and August.
The next dance will, therefore, be held on the
first Saturday in September.
June 24. .
Vol. IV., No. 44.
SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ZONE.
A series of free lectures for the people of
Colon are in progress in the schoolroom of
Christ Church parochial school. At the first
lecture, the speakers were the Rev. Edward
J. Cooper, and Dr. M. E. Connor, health
officer in Colon and Cristobal, who spoke
on tuberculosis, the nature of the disease,
preventive measures to be used, and the
care of those already affected. The lantern
slides, which were to be shown in connec-
tion with this lecture, were not exhibited,
owing to the lack of electric current suffi-
ciently strong for the lamp. It has been
arranged, however, to have the current sup-
plied from the Canal Commission wires, and
in future, these educational lectures will be
illustrated. They will be given monthly in the
schoolroom at the corner of Cash and D streets.
The date set for the second series of lectures
is June 29. Dr. M. E. Conner will be one of
the speakers, and there will be a program of
music in addition to the addresses.
The dime savings bank in connection with
Christ Church, Colon, has 200 depositors,
and the funds in the bank have reached the
sum of $750. Deposits are made in sums from
one cent to one dollar. The object of the
institution is to encourage thrift among the
West Indian people. The bank has been
opened about six months.
There will be a special service at Christ
Church, Colon, on July 4, at 9 a. m., at
which time the rector, the Rev. E. J. Cooper,
will deliver an address.
Anti-Cigarette League Anniversary.
The senior section of the Boys' Anti-
Cigarette League, Gorgona, celebrated its
second anniversary at the home of the section
superintendent, Mrs. A. L. Hackenberg, on
Wednesday evening, June 21. A program
was given, consisting of songs and quartets
by LaRock, Otis, Ward. Burns, and Henter;
a violin solo by Henter; a recitation by Grow;
selections by the league orchestra, and
High School Commencement.
On Sunday, June 25, exercises in connec-
tion with the first commencement of the Canal
Zone high school were held in the Commis-
sion clubhouse, Gatun, when Chief Justice
Gudger, of the Canal Zone Supreme Court,
delivered an address to the graduates. Others
taking part in the exercises were the Rev.
Mr. Purdy, Commission chaplain, and the
choir of the Gatun Christian League. The
commencement exercises will be held in the
clubhouse on Friday evening, June 30, at
8 o'clock. The program is, as follows: Selec-
tion by orchestra; chorus, "Oh, Italia, Italia,
beloved," by the high school; selection by
orchestra; address by Mr. Maurice H.
Thatcher; Selection by orchestra; history
thesis by Miss B. Marguerite Stevens; violin
solo by Miss Maria Elise Johnson; quartet
by high school girls; presentation of diplomas
by the principal of the high school, Mr. C. C.
Carr; music by the school, accompanied by
The graduates are Miss Blanche Marguerite
Stevens of Gorgona, and Miss Maria Elise
Johnson of Gatun, the latter having com-
pleted her four years' work in the school.
There are 50 students in the high school.
The junior class has eight members. In order
to accommodate a small number of students
at the Pacific end of the line, a freshman class
was opened in the Ancon school in 1910.
The class will pass to the Gatun school in
The spring number of The Zonian, the high
school paper, has been received, and is on sale
in the Canal Zone, Colon, and Panama.
A special train for the commencement
exercises will leave Panama at 6 o'clock, and
returning, will leave Gatun at 10.30 p. m.
Marine Minstrel Show on July 3.
A special train will be run on the night of
July 3 to carry people from along the line
of the Canal to the minstrel show, which the
men of the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp
Elliott, will give at the National Theatre in
Panama. Tickets to the show will be good
for transportation on this train. The schedule
Leave P. M.
Mount Hope 6.05
San Pablo 6.53
Gorgona 7 . 04
Leave [P. M.
Bas Obispo 7.14
Las Cascadas 7 . 20
Empire 7 .25
Culebra 7 . 30
Paraiso Junction . . . 7 . 39
Pedro Miguel 7.41
Miraflores 7 . 46
Corozal 7 . 53
Camp Diablo 7.55
Panama (Arrive) . . .8.00
Returning, the special train will leave Pan-
ama thirty minutes after last curtain fall
of the show.
Steam Shovel Men's Ball.
A benefit ball will be given by the Associ-
ated Union of Steam Shovel Men on July 1,
1911, at the Tivoli Hotel. A special train will
leave Colon at 6.15, making regular stops.
The return trip will be made on the passen-
ger train scheduled to leave Panama at 12.01
a. m., July 2.
Public Installation and Dance of K. of P.
On Monday evening, July 3, Balboa Lodge,
No. 4, Knights of Pythias of Las Cascadas,
will hold a public installation of officers in
the Commission lodge hall. Following the
installation ceremonies, there will be an
entertainment and dance. All Pythians, their
families and friends are invited to attend.
The committees are: Arrangements — J. M
Wilkins, Jr., H.P.Williams, John A. Mitchell.
Refreshments— David U. Scribner, J. H.
Hughes, J. E. Martin.
A match at the Gamboa rifle range on
June 18, between the Canal Zone Rifle Club,
and the Marine Corps, was won by the
former, by the following score:
Canal Zone Rifle Team.
U. S. Marine Team.
The singles tournament preliminary to the
Fourth of July tournament was held June 25
on courts of the Ancon, Tivoli, and Panama
clubs. There were thirty-six entries, making
this the greatest tournament in singles ever
held in the Zone. Mr. Fechtig of Tivoli club
won through the semifinals. Dr. Ross of
Ancon, and Mr. Tupper of Culebra, who won
through the third round, will play the semi-
finals on July 2, and the winner will play
Mr. Fechtig in the finals at Cristobal on
July 4. An interesting match is expected.
The doubles preliminary to the Fourth of
July will be held on July 2 on courts of
Panama and Tivoli clubs.
Physical Examination of Silver Employes.
It has been determined, upon further con-
sideration, that the inconveniences which
would result from the physical examination
of silver employes outweigh the advantages.
The proposed system of examination will,
consequently, be abandoned.
Major Edgar Jadwin, Corps of Engineers,
U. S. A., resident engineer at Cristobal, left
on the Turrialba on June 22 for the States.
At the expiration of his leave of absence he
will be assigned to duty there.
Captain Horton W. Stickle, Corps of
Engineers, U. S. A., assistant engineer at
Porto Bello, accompanied by Mrs. Stickle,
will leave for the States on the Abangarez on
June 29. Upon the expiration of his leave he
will take charge of the U. S. engineer work
at Wilmington, N. C.
Among the passengers on the AUianca,
which arrived at Cristobal on June 23, were
Quartermaster General, U. S. A., James B.
Aleshire and family, Mrs. Geo. W. Goethals,
and Captain Geo. B. Pillsbury, Engineer
Corps, U. S. A.
Ancon, C. Z., June 29, 1911.
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:
Brady. Herman G.
Bridges, Will A.
Burrow, J. O.
Chase, James J.
Coomesty, L. D.
Dalton, B. B.
Donaldson, W. J.
Fure. C. A. Dr.
Ginsberg & Berenson
Gayer. Mrs. W. C.
Gorman, Mrs. Daisy
Hill. H. N.
Hoyle. Hy. M.
Klosson. H. A.
Maddix, James T.
Monaghan, Mrs. H.
Morrison, C. H.
Pemberton. James R.
Smith, J. Boyd
Snell. L. O.
Sullivan. James A.
Turner, W. A.
Varlin, C. G.
White. Bessie B.
Wilson, Harriett E.
Wilson, W. T.
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending July 5, 1911,
(75th meridian time) :
Found — Opposite the Division Engineer's office at
Corozal. one pair of gold rimmed eye glasses. Owner
should apply to Mr. F. Rawley, Corozal.
June 28, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
Bills Introduced Providing for Operation of Canal
and the Government of the Zone.
Two bills have been introduced in the
House of Representatives providing for the
operation of the Panama Canal, and for other
purposes. One of them (H. R. 8664) was
introduced on May 4 by Representative Mann
of the minority, and the second (H. R. 11587)
on June 13 by Mr. Adamson, chairman of
the committee on Interstate and Foreign
The bill introduced by Mr. Mann provides
for tolls for the use of the Canal to be based
upon registered, displacement, cargo, or other
tonnage, not to exceed one dollar and fifty
cents per net ton, based upon registered
tonnage, nor be less (other than for vessels of
the United States or its citizens, and vessels
of the Republic of Panama) than fifty cents
per net ton. It is provided
"That in fixing the charges for the use of the Canal,
the President may prescribe that any vessel engaged
in the coastwise trade of the United States, which is
owned in whole or in part by any railroad company.
or which is owned by any company the stock of which
is owned in whole or in part by any railroad company,
or which is controlled directly or indirectly by any
railroad company, shall pay the highest charges pre-
scribed for any vessel, and that the determination of
the question of fact in each case shall be made in such
manner, and by such person or persons, as the President
may, by general or specific order, require: And pro-
vided further. That the foregoing proviso shall not apply
to the Panama Railroad Company or vessels owned
The measure proposed by Mr. Adamson
provides for a maximum charge of SI. 25 per
ton, based upon registered tonnage, and pro-
"That any vessel owned in whole or in part by any
railroad company, or by any company the stock of
which is owned in whole or in part by any railroad
company, or which is controlled directly or indirectly
by any railroad company, or has any director in com
mon with any railroad company, shall pay double the
usual charges prescribed for any vessel, and that the
determination of the question of fact in each case
shall be made in such manner, and by such person or
persons, as the President may by order direct: Provided
further. That the foregoing proviso shall not apply
to the Panama Railroad Company or vessels owned
by it: Provided further. That, under regulations pre-
scribed by the President, a vessel without cargo
paying toll going through the Canal shall, on its return
trip through the Canal, laden with cargo, be entitled
to receive a rebate of fifty per centum of the tolls just
previously paid going through in the opposite direction
Both of the bills contain provisions for
the establishment and maintenance by the
Government of drydocks, repair shops, yards,
docks, wharves, warehouses, storehouses, and
other necessary appurtenances for the purpose
of supplying coal and other materials, labor,
repairs, and supplies to passing vessels. The
Adamson bill also provides:
"That the President is hereby authorized to acquire
by purchase as rapidly as possible at reasonable prices,
the title and rights of private landholders and owners
of private lands in the Canal Zone, so as to extinguish
all private and individual title and rights and claims
to land as far as possible in the Zone, and vest in the
United States, for Canal purposes, all the land comprised
in the Canal Zone."
Mr. Mann has also introduced a bill
(H. R 8663) providing for the government
of the Canal Zone, and the construction and
operation of the Canal under a director to be
appointed by the President with the consent
of the Senate, and to be removable by the
President at his pleasure. It also provides
that the judicial power in the Canal Zone be
vested in a circuit court under the Supreme
Court of the United States; that a trial by
jury be given in all cases where a felony is
charged, and that the extradition laws and
treaties of the United States be extended to
the Canal Zone. The provision for tolls is
also made a part of this bill.
Canal Medal List Corrections.
Thefollowingcorrections and changes have
been made in the third service, or 1910,
Canal medal and bar lists:
I. C. C. MEDAL LIST — 1908.
Kirby, Edward, January 1, change to Weber, Edwin L.
Foust, Samuel M., February 5, omit, appears under
Hauschild. Fernand. W. F., March 1. add to list
Howard, George E. L., March 3. omit from list.
Giles, Jessie H.. March 14, change to Giles, Jesse H.
McKeever, Barnard E., March 14, change to McKee-
ver, Bernard E.
Kelley, Martin J., April 3, change to Kelly, Martin J.
Frahn. August. April 22, change to Frahm. August.
Dickinson. Thomas, May 13, add to list.
Moore, Charles G., May 16, add to list.
Macfarlane, James, May 19, add to list.
Claybom, Norl C, June 7, change to Claybourn, Noel
C, June 2.
Cornwell, Varney T., June 12, change to March 3.
Allen, Sydney G., June 19, change to Allen. Sidney G.
Goddum. William, July 7, change to Gaddum. Wil-
Coit, John J., July 11, change to Thull. Paul J.
Mullane, Dennis E., July 18, change to Mullane,
Poison, Thomas. August 1, change to March 3.
Balling, Frank J., August 17, omit from list.
Gage. Genevieve, August 17, change to April 27.
Hodges, Hugh F.. August 17. change to Hodges, Hugh
Keppell, Marian J.. August 18, change to Keppell,