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administrations, between these administrations and
the international bureau, and between the exchange
offices of different countries, as well as correspondence
concerning prisoners of war, and for or from them
without regard to the locality of the prisoners or the
manner in which the correspondence is transmitted.
Postage upon all other articles can be prepaid only
by means of postage stamps. The reply half of a double
postal card, bearing a postage stamp of the country
which issued the double card, is to be considered as

Tom. M. Cooke, Director of Posts.

Family Quarters.

Applications for married quarters were on file on
June 1, as follows:


No. 1


No. 2




34 (1)

35 (8)
37 (2)
121 (3)

63 (24)
138 (53)
102 (26)

34 (6)


Las Cascadas-Bas Obispo


50 (24)
10 (4)

Porto Bello

27 '685 (151)

Note. — Figures in parentheses represent occupants
of nonhousekeeping quarters.



Vol. IV., No. 44.


The hours during which the commissaries are open
are, as follows:

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 June 28.

fresh meats. Price.

Mutton — Stewing per pound. 6

Shoulder, neck trimmed off, (4 pounds

and over), per pound 9

Entire forequarter (not trimmed) 10

pounds and over, per pound 8

Leg (8 to 10 pounds), per pound 17

Cutlets, per pound 18

Short cut chops, per pound 20

Lamb — Stewing, per pound 6

Entire forequarter, neck trimmed on,

per pound 9

Leg (5 to 8 pounds), per pound 20

Chops, per pound 24

Cutlets, per pound 24

Veal — Stewing, per pound 10

Shoulder, for roasting (not under 4

pounds), per pound 12$

Chops, shoulder, per pound 16

Chops, per pound 24

Loin, for roasting, per pound 24

Cutlets, per pound 28

Pork — Loin chops or roast, per pound TlS

Beef — Suet, per pound 2

Soup, per pound 5

Stew, per pound 8

Corned, No. 1, per pound 12

Corned, No, 2, per pound 10

Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per

pound 12

Pot roast, per pound 12i

Rib roast, second cut (not under 3j

pounds), per pound 16

Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds).

per pound 1®

Sirloin roast, per pound 19

Rump roast, per pound 19

Porterhouse roast, per pound 20

Steak, chuck, per pound 12j

Round, per pound 13

Rib. per pound 18

Sirloin, per pound 19

Rump, per pound 19

Porterhouse (not less than 1$

pounds), per pound 20

Tenderloin (Western), per pound . 24


Caviare, Russian per tin , 47, 89

Livers — Beef, per pound 7

Calf, each 60

Half, each 30

Sausage — Pork, per pound 17

Bologna, per pound 10

Frankfurter, per pound 12

Lieberwurst, per pound 10

Devonshire Farm 17

Sweetbread — Veal, per pound 1.20

Beef, per pound 25

Eggs, fresh, dozen 24

one-half dozen only 13

Bluefish. fresh, per pound 14

Halibut, fresh, per pound 15

Shads, fresh, each 70

Shad roes, fresh, per pair 35


Chickens — Fancy roasting, milk fed, large, each 1.25

Fancy roasting, milk fed, med., each 1.00
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 4J

pounds, each 90

Fowls, each 60, 70. 80, 90, 1.00

Ducks. Western, about 4} pounds, each 1.00

Broilers, milk fed, each 60

corn fed. each 55

Turkeys, per pound 26

Squabs, each 35

Capons 2.10

Fryers, corn fed 60

Partridges, each 50

Grouse, each 50


Ham — German, Westphalia, per pound 36

Sugar cured, per pound flS

Sliced, per pound 18

Half, for boiling, per pound 17

Boiled, per pound 22

Hocks, per pound 18

Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound 22

Breakfast, sliced, per pound 23

Pork, salt family, per pound 14

Ox Tongues each 75

Pig's feet, per pound 9

Tongues, per pound 14

Sliced bacon in 1-pound tins, per tin 30

In 1-pound jars, per jar 30


Butter — Creamery special, per pound t32

Cheese — Roquefort, per pound 38

Philadelphia cream, cake 18

Young America, per pound 18

Swiss, per pound 26

Edam, each 1-00

Camerabert. in small tins, tin 14

Neufchatel. cake 6

Gouda, per pound 34


Milk (Certified) , per bottle **25

Buttermilk, bottle ** 1S

Ice cream, quart 125

J-gallon J50


Beets, per pound 6

Celery, per head 10

Cabbage, per pound 3

Cucumbers, per pound 10

Egg plant, per pound "7

Lettuce, per pound 10

Onions, per pound 5

Potatoes, white, per pound 3

sweet, per pound

Peppers, green, per pound 10

Rhubarb, per pound 5

Spinach per pound ^

Tomatoes, per pound 8

Yams, per pound 3

Apples, fancy table, per pound 10

Lemons, dozen 24

Limes, per 100 80

Oranges, Jamaica, per dozen 12

Oranges, California, per dozen 36

Watermelons, each 40

♦Indicates reduction from last list.
"♦Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle,
tlndicates advance on last list.

tSold only from commissaries; no orders taken for

Supplies for Canal Work.

Thefollowingsteamers. with supplies for the Isthmian
Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cristobal
and Colon during the week ending June 24:

Colon. June 18. from New York, with 22 dredge
buckets. 9 packages launch parts for Atlantic Division;
43 barrels alcohol for Sanitary Department; 8 cases
fire hose for Department Civil Administration: 3 cases
tinware. 20 cases picks, 10 cases stove parts. 4 cases
agate pitchers, 32 incandescent lamps, 34 barrels rosin
for stock; and a miscellaneous cargo, the whole con-
sisting of 230 packages, weighing 65 tons.

Buxenia, June 20. from New York, with 15.230
barrels cement for Atlantic Division; 15,230 barrels
cement for Pacific Division.

Metapan, June 22. from New York, with 100 coils
Manila rope. 540 pices black rope. 135 coils wire rope,
14 bundles brooms for stock.

Abangarez. June 22, from New Orleans, with 25
cases cold shuts for Central Division: 10.826 feet white
oak lumber for Mechanical Division; 3.530 bales hay
for stock.

Allianca. June 23. from New York, with 7 cases
dredging sleeves for Atlantic Division; one cement
gun and appurtenances for Central Division; 40 cases
gauze. 90 kegs green soap for Sanitary Department;
1 case auto fire alarm apparatus for Mechanical
Division; 14 cases tent flies. 12 cases waiters' trays.
40 cases insect exterminator. 6 cases mattress ticking.
8 cases Gem clips. 4 casks crockery for stock; and a
miscellaneous cargo, the whole consisting of 365
packages, weighing 89 tons.


Sale of Buildings.

Office of General Superintendent.

Colon, R. P.. June 22. 1911

Sealed proposals will be received at this office until
3 p. m.. Thursday. July 6. 1911. and then opened, for
the sale, either one or both, on the ground as they
stand, of the residence and store buildings at present
occupied by Mr. J. L. Kerr, and situated on lots Nos.
356 and 358. city of Colon.

The successful bidder to remove said buildings from
their present location within twenty days' time after
notification that bid has been accepted.

Envelopes containing proposals should be endorsed
"Proposals for the purchase of buildings," and ad-
dressed to J. A. Smith. General Superintendent,
Panama railroad, Cristobal, C. Z.

The Panama Railroad Company reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.

J. A. Smith. General Superintendent.


ADAMS-HUDELSON— OnMay 18, 1911, in Good-
ing, Idaho. Mary Heten Hudelson of Gooding, to
Roger H. Adams of Quitman, Miss,
residence, Culebra.

Canal Zone

The following vessels arrived at or departed from the
port of Balboa during the week ending June 24:

Arrivals — June 19. Manlaro. from Callao; June 20,
City of Panama, from San Francisco; June 21.
Quito, from Guayaquil; Palena. from Valparaiso;
June 24. Peru, from Guayaquil; Mackinaw, from San

Departures — June 19. Mexico, to Valparaiso; June
20. 5a>i Juan, to San Francisco; Chile, to Guayaquil;
June 21. Stanley Dollar, to San Francisco; June 23,
Manavi. to Buenaventura.

The following is a list of the sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamshiy Company; of the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Company; of the Hamburg-American
Line, and of the Linked Fruit Company's Line; the
Panama Railroad Company's dates being subject to


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

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

P. R. R..

P. R. R..

Allianca P. R. R..

Panama P. R. R..

Advance P. R. R..

Colon P. R. R..

Allianca P. R. R..

Panama P. R. R..

Advance P. R. R..

Colon P. R. R..

Allianca P. R. R..

Panama P. R. R..

Panama. .
Cristobal .

Friday June 30

Friday July 7

Thursday.. .July 13
Wednesday. July 19

Tuesday July 25

Monday July 31

Saturday. . .Aug. 5
Saturday. . .Aug. 12

Friday Aug. 18

Thursday.. .Aug. 24
Wednesday . Aug. 30
Tuesday Sept. 5


Allianca P. R. R... .Friday

Panama P. R. R..

Advance P. R. R..

Colon P. R. R..

Allianca P. R. R..

Panama P. R. R..

Advance P. R- R-

Colon P. R. R..

Allianca P. R- R-

Panama P. R. R..

Advance P. R. R..

Colon P. R- R - Tuesday..

Allianca P. R. R.. . . Monday. .

.Thursday.. .
. Wednesday
. Wednesday
. Tuesday. .
.Monday. .
.Sunday. .
. Friday . . .

June 30
July 6
July 12
July 19
July 25
.July 31
. Aug. 6
.Aug. 12
.Aug. 18
.Aug. 24
Aug. 30
. Sept. 5
.Sept. 11


Prinz Eitel Friedrich.



Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. .

Santa Marta

Prinz Sigismund



Prinz Joachim


Prinz Eitel Friedrich.



Prinz Aug. Wilhelm.

Santa Marta

Prinz Sigismund



R. M....
U. F. C.


U. F. C.
H.-A.. ..
R. M....
U. F. C.


U. F. C.
H.-A. . . .
R. M....
U. F. C.
H.-A. . .
U. F. C.
H.-A. . . .
R. M....

. . Friday . . .
. .Saturday.
. .Thursday.
. .Saturday.
. .Thursday.
. . Friday. . .
. .Saturday.
. .Thursday.
. . Saturday .
. .Thursday.
. . Friday . . .
. .Saturday.
. .Thursday.
. .Saturday.
. .Thursday.
. . Friday . . .
. .Saturday.


Prinz Sigismund H.-A Saturday .

Clyde R. M Tuesday..

Metapan U. F. C. . . .Thursday.

Prinz Joachim H.-A. .... . Tuesday. .

Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday.

.June 23
.June 24
.June 29
July 1
July 6
• July 7
.July 8
July 13
July 15
July 20
July 21
July 22
July 27
July 29
.Aug. 3
.Aug. 4
.Aug. 5

June 24
June 27
June 29


Prinz Eitel Fredrich H.-A.

. .Saturday. . July 8

Atrato R- M Tuesday..


Prinz Aug. Wilhelm

Santa Marta

Prinz Sigismund



Prinz Joachim


Atenas. . . .






Atenas. . . .
Atenas. .

. .Thursday..
. . Tuesday. . .
. . Thursday. .
. . Saturday . .
. .Tuesday.. .
..Thursday.. July 27
. .Tuesday.. . .Aug. 1
. .Thursday. . .Aug. 3

July 11

July 13

July 18

July 20

July 22

July 25

June 24
.Saturday. . July 1
.Saturday. . July
. Saturday .

July 15
July 22
July 29

.U. F. C.

. H.-A

.U. F. C.


...U. F. C.

H.-A.. ..

U. F. C.


U. F. C... Saturday.

U. F. C.

U. F. C.

. U. F. C.

U. F. C.

U. F. C.


TJ. F. C. ..Thursday.

U. F. C.

U. F. C.

U. F. C.

U. F. C.

U. F. C.

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 de Cuba, on both outward and homeward
vovages A ship will leave Colon for Bocas del Toro
at"5 p m. on July 12, and August 9; and for Port
Limon at 5 p. m. on July 12, July 26, and August 9.
The Leyland line steamer Mexican sads for New
Orleans direct, on or about Wednesday, July 5.

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 for New
York via Kingston on Thursday at 11 a. m.; for Bocas
del Toro on Monday at 6 p. m.

. . Thursday.

June 29
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
.Aug. 3




Volume IV.

The Canal Record

Published weekly under the authority and supervision of
the Isthmian Canal 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


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 writer.


Central Division Excavation.

The excavation in the Central Division
in June was 1,433.30-1 cubic yards, which
makes the total for the fiscal year 18,479.642
cubic yards, the largest fiscal year excavation
on record, exceeding the best previous, that
of 1909, by 37,018 cubic yards. This total
includes Culebra Cut. concerning which, an
article is published elsewhere in this issue, and
the Chagres River section, where the bulk of
the work was ended in March, and in which
there has been but little done to swell the
yardage during the past three months. At
present, there are only two pieces of work in
progress in this section, viz., where contractors
are excavating at Gorgona and Bohio, the
total for the former place in June being
11,216 cubic yards, and for the latter, 21,072

New Filtration Plant at Gatun.

The new filtration plant for the Agua Clara
water works at Gatun is completed, with the
exception of the exterior and interior stair-
ways and a small amount of work remaining
to be done on the sedimentation basin, and
the installation of the piping system. The
latter has been purchased in the States, and
will probably be delivered on the Isthmus
within the next thirty or forty days.

The filter building is of reinforced concrete,
41 by 54 feet in size, and three stories high. On
the first floor will be located the controllers
and the general pipe system; the second floor
supports the valve stands for controlling the
piping system, filter tables, and gives access
to the tops of the filters. The third floor
provides storage room for the aluminum
sulphate supply. The concrete work is ap-
proximately 95 per cent completed. The con-
tract for most of the piping, controllers, and
regulators, and loss of head gages, air com-
pressors, and hydraulic valves, was awarded
to the American Water Softening Company.

During the time which will elapse before
the plant will be ready for operation, a small
experimental filter will be set up at the Mount

Hope pump station, adjacent to the sedi-
mentation basin at that place. Water from
this basin will be used in the experimental
filter for the purpose of determining the grade
of sand most suitable for the filter beds in the
new filter plant at Gatun, as well as for the
pressure filters at Mount Hope. Chame sand,
Porto Bello sand, and a- much coarser and
sharper grade of sand from the vicinity of
Chorrera will be experimented with.

In addition to the filtration plant at Gatun,
a laboratory building of reinforced concrete,
having a floor plan of approximately 20 by 20
feet will be erected for conducting analyses
of water to determine the amount of alumi-
num sulphate to be used in connection with
the water supply for both the Agua Clara
and the Brazos Brook reservoirs.

846 Tons of Dynamite in Single Shipment.

The largest cargo of dynamite ever brought
to the Isthmus on one vessel was unloaded
from the Munson Line steamship Aim, which
arrived at dock No. 14, Cristobal, on June 27.
The shipment consisted of 29,363 cases, the
contents of which aggregated 1,691,191
pounds, equivalent to about 846 tons, and
was applied on the requisition for explosives
placed in the United States for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1911. The shipment, divided
into its various classes, is given below:

Kind. No. Cases. Pounds.

60 per cent saltpetre dynamite. . . 8.105/ ... ]0]
45 per cent saltpetre dynamite. . . 3.758 j txo.ivi

60 per cent Atlas dynamite 8.000 464.000

45 per cent Atlas dynamite 9,500 551.000

Total 29,363 1.691.191

Freeing Cocoli Lake of Chlorine.

The chlorine content in Cocoli Lake, caused
by salty water leaking through a toe of the
west dam at Miraflores, has been reduced
since early in April, when an analysis showed
1,950 parts of chlorine to a million parts of
water. On May 3, an analysis showed 480
parts of chlorine to a million of water, both
at the lake surface and at the intake, which
is 10 feet below the surface, while at the
Ancon filter, after the lake water had become
mixed with the flow from the Rio Grande
reservoirthe content was 180. A Iateanalysis,
that of June 24, showed but 220 parts to the
million on the lake surface and at the intake,
and only 120 parts at Ancon filter.

An 8-inch, motor-driven centrifugal pump
was installed on the bank of the lake in April
to remove as much as possible of the salty
water. It wa^ operated with good results, but
when the break occurred in the temporary
spillway in the Miraflores dam on May 24,
the pump was removed to the lock site to
assist in freeing the pit of the flood water. It
is now proposed to install at Cocoli Lake, in
place of this pump, one of the four 20-inch
dredge pumps, purchased for use in connec-
tion with hydraulic operations, and thus
hasten the work of ridding the lake of its
chlorine content. The pump will probably

be ready for service this week, and as its
maximum capacity is about 10,000 gallons a
minute, it is expected that a month's opera-
tion of it will be sufficient. There has been
no further leakage from the hydraulic fill
through the toe of the dam into the lake.

Culebra Cut Transportation.
A new incline into Culebra Cut, between
Paraiso and Cucaracha, on the east side of the
Canal, is about to be constructed. It will
utilize the 95-foot berm part of the distance.
By means of this new track, trains which now
enter the Cut by way of the Contractor's Hill
incline, on the west side of the Canal, and
shift back and forth in order to reach the
shovels on the east side, south of Gold Hill,
will save considerable time in entering the
Cut, and the amount of spoil hauled out each
day will be increased by several hundred
cubic yards

Buoys Near Pacific Entrance.

Two mooring buoys have been received on
the Isthmus by the Panama railroad and will
be placed near the south end of the wharf
at Balboa. They are to be anchored at this
point, in order to permit United States and
other vessels to coal from lighters under more
favorable conditions than at the present
anchorage, east of Flamenco Island, and to
lessen the danger tcthe lighters on account ot
heavy weather. The new buoys are 1 2 feet in
diameter, 10 feet deep, and are complete with
fenders, etc. They will be anchored in position
by six mushroom anchors, each weighing about
4,000 pounds, and connected by a total of 1.200
feet of l|-inch short link chain. They are the
largest buoys now in these waters, and when
placed on a flat car for transportation across
the Isthmus, overlapped the required clear-
ance in passing trains on the Panama railroad
double track line by about two feet six inches,
necessitating a specially arranged trip.

Six mooring buoys, each eight feet in
diameter, and nine feet deep, were received
by the Pacific Division on February- 18, for
marking purposes. Two of these have been
placed at Punta Chame, two at Naos Island,
near the place where the suction dredge
Culebra is beached when extensive repairs are
made to the vessel, and two are in stock.

Work at Cristobal Marine Shops.

The work at the Cristobal drydock shops
on July 1 included repairs to seven vessels,
and the construction of two derrick barges, a
description of which appeared in The Canal
Record of May 24. One of these barges was
launched on Thursday, June 15, and with the
exception of building the boiler house, work
on it is at a standstill pending the arrival of
the engine equipment. Work on the shear
legs and the boom of the derrick equipment is
under way, and the boom base castings,
manufactured at Gorgona shops, are being



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machined and finished at the marine shops.
Structural work on the other derrick barge
has been started at the marine ways.

Dredge No. 5, which has been given a
general overhauling, will go into commission
again this week, replacing dredge No. 6,
which sank in the Canal, near Mindi, on
June 19. The dipper dredge Chagres is re-
ceiving a complete overhauling, and, in
addition, is being fitted with a new boom of
the type carried by the dredge Mindi, to-
gether with a new turntable and base casting.
The Panama railroad tug Phoenix, barges
Nos. 5 and 14, and scow No. 112, are being
thoroughly overhauled, the work including
renewal of the combings, repairs to the towing
machines on the barges, and the repainting
of all the vessels.

Ancon Crusher.

A statement of the rock crushed at Ancon
quarry, by days, during the two weeks ending
July 1, follows:



June 19.
June 20.
June 21.
June 22.
June 23.
June 24.

Total .



June 26.
June 27.
June 28.
Tune 29.
June 30.
July 1.

Total .


Pacific Division Sand Service.

Sand was supplied in June by the Pacific
Division service, as follows:














Mechanical Division




New Home of University Club.

Plans have been completed for the new
clubhouse of the University Club in Panama,
the majority of whose members are Canal
and Panama railroad employes. The building
will be situated on property recently purchased
by the club, on the peninsula upon which
the walled section of the city was situated.
This site is immediately back of Las Bovedas,
the old fort and prison, commonly known as
"the sea wall," and the building will front
upon an arm of the bay looking towards
Balboa, and Ancon Hill. The Spanish mission
style has been followed in the plans, and it is
proposed to finish the interior in the same
style. The building will be 106 feet long, 42
feet wide, and two stories high, with light on
four sides. A recessed entrance will lead into
a center hallway, from which steps to the

second floor will branch off near the entrance,
so that persons wishing to use the library, or
the ladies' rooms, may do so without passing
through the men's part of the house. On the
ground floor will be billiard and card rooms,
a grill and cafe\ kitchen, pantry, store room,
and dining room, the last named looking out
upon First street and the sea wall. On the

second floor, will be the library, and dining
and retiring rooms for ladies. This floor
will be so arranged that it may be cleared
for dancing, leaving a ballroom about 40 by 75
feet. The plans and specifications may be
seen at the store of Vibert and Dixon on Central
avenue in Panama. It is expected that the
bids will be opened the last week in July.


About 56 per cent of the concrete for all the locks is in place, the amount at the close of work
on July 1 being 2,390,192 cubic yards, out of a total of approximately 4,284,400. A total of
28.553J cubic yards of concrete was laid in the locks during the week ending July 1.


About 69 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 July 1, being 1,429,709 cubic yards, 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
July 1, and of the total, follows; and a similar statement for the work in the spillway of Gatun
Dam is published elsewhere in this issue. The construction plant works 12 hours daily, and

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