sliding banks so far this rainy season than
was anticipated. The longest of the slides,
that at Cacuracha, is at rest, and a shovel
cut has been made in front of it on the 95-foot
berm, and has been maintained without diffi-
culty. No new movements occurred at Cule-
bra, up to July 1, where the lightening of the
slides, by excavating them on top, is in prog-
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A cable message from Washington states
that the Secretary of War, and Mrs. Stimson,
and Brigadier General C. R. Edwards will sail
on the Sania Marta from Xew York for the
Isthmus on July 6, and that the following
members of the Panama Canal Fortification
Board will sail for the Isthmus on the A neon on
July 10: Major General Leonard Wood,
Brigadier Generals \Y. W. Wotherspoon and
W. H. Bixby, Colonel Erasmus M. Weaver
and Captain S. D. Embick of the Army, and
Commander W. J. Maxwell of the Navy.
Captain J. C. Colwell, U. S. N., retired.
and Lieut. Walter D. Smith and family, were
among the passengers on the Cristobal, which
arrived at Cristobal on July 2.
Examinations for Canal Service.
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Examination will be held probably on
July 30 for typewriter, and for stenographer
and typewriter, Isthmian Canal Service.
Request should be made for application form
304 and information in regard to the above
examinations, the name of the examination
for which it is desired to apply being stated.
Applications should be filed before July 22.
Applications should be filled out carefully,
and all instructions should be thoroughly
understood beforehand. The following is to
be noted in executing all applications for
civil service examinations: In questions re-
garding bona fide residence, such residence
does not require continuous bodily presence,
but constitutes the place at which the appli-
cant, if a voter, is legally entitled to vote.
John K. Baxter,
Secretary, Isthmian Civil Service Board.
Culebra, C. Z., Jane 28, 1911.
Promotion of Rodmen and Levelmen.
An examination to test the fitness of rod-
men and levelmen for promotion will be held
at Culebra on Sunday. July 16. Employes
wishing to enter this examination should
forward their applications through the head
of the department or division in which they
are serving, to Mr. A. B. Nichols, chairman
of the examining board, Culebra.
Injury Pay for P. R R. Employes.
The following resolution was adopted by
thi' board of directors of the Panama Rail-
road Company on April 3, 1911:
"Resolved. That in every case where an
employe of the Panama Railroad Company
upon the Isthmus of Panama shall receive
injuries in the course of such employment,
which are not due, in the opinion of the
president of the company, to the wilful mis-
conduct or negligence of such employe, and
such injuries shall result in his incapacity or
death, there shall be paid to such employe,
in event of incapacity, his regular pay for the
period of incapacity, not to exceed one year,
or, in event of his death, to his widow, child,
or children under the age of sixteen years, or
dependent parent or parents, his regular pay
for the period of one year, deducting therefrom
any payments made by reason of incapacity
growing out of the same accident.
Application for such compensation shall be
made by the employe, or, in event of his
death, by his beneficiaries, upon approved
forms, which shall show the date asd char-
acter of the injury, and shall be supported by
a certificate of the attending physician,
showing the incapacity of such employe
throughout the period for which compen-
sation is claimed, or his death as the result
of such injury, all of which shall receive the
approval of the president of the company,
or of an official to be designated by him;
provided, however, that no compensation shall
be paid except upon the execution by the
injured employe, or by his beneficiaries in
event of his death, of a release to the Panama
Railroad Company of all liability to such
employe, or beneficiaries, as the result of such
injury or death."
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 45.
SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ZONE.
There will be a social meeting of the Gatun
Woman's Club on Thursday, July 5. The club
will then close, and the opening of the regular
season will be in September.
The members of the Las Cascadas Euchre
Club were entertained at the home of Mrs.
Charles R. Lingo on Thursday, June 27.
Beside the regular members, there were present
a number of guests from Paraiso.
The pastor of the Methodist Episcopal
Church in Panama solicits donations of old
magazines and periodicals for the prisons and
asylums under his ministry. The pastor may
be addressed at Ancon, or books and maga-
zines may be delivered at the church on the
sea wall in Panama.
At the Thursday evening meeting of the
Pedro Miguel Song and Praise Association on
June 29, the Rev. Harry Compton was the
speaker. Following the service, the association
tendered a reception to Mr. Compton as a
welcome to the new pastor.
The Ladies' Auxiliary and the Ladies' Aid
Society of the First Baptist Church of Empire
united in tendering a reception, on Wednesday
evening, June 27, to the pastor of the Baptist
Church of Colon, and his wife, the Rev. and
Mrs. Stephen Witt, who reside in Empire.
Each society presented them with a gift.
The Southern Baptist Mission Board has
made a grant of §3,000 toward the con-
struction of a new church building at Cristo-
bal, to replace the one destroyed by fire in
March. It is proposed to construct a new
building, with mission house attached, within
the Canal Zone limits, and to reconstruct the
ruins of the old concrete building for the
schoolhouse. The school had an enrollment
of 200 pupils. Services are being held in a
temporary building which was purchased by
the church immediacely after the fire
A mission service will be held in the Com-
mission chapel in Empire on Sunday evening,
July 30, under the auspices of the ladies'
auxiliary of the Empire Christian League.
Tiie auxiliary will hold a missionary meeting
at the chapel on Friday afternoon, July 7.
The Gatun Christian League held an elec-
tion of officers on Thursday evening, June 29,
when the following were chosen: President,
W. N. Windes; vice-president, E. C. Ryles;
secretary, W. H. Brown; treasurer, Mrs. Ben
The rector of Christ Church, Colon, enter-
tained the Woman's Altar Guild at tea at
the rectory on Friday afternoon, June 30.
The Isthmian Canal Rebekah Lodge, No. 1,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Gorgona,
elected the following officers on Tuesday
evening, June 23: Noble grand, Mrs. Marian
Beetham; vice-grand, Mrs. Agnes Martin;
secretary, Charles Beetham; financial secre-
tary-, Henry Lots; treasurer, Mrs. Annie L.
Calvit. The appointive offices will be filled
at the installation which will be held in July.
Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, was organized on
October 10, 1908, with 31 charter members.
Officers are elected semiannually, the present
election marking the opening of the sixth
Balboa Lodge, No. 4, Knights of Pythias,
Las Cascadas, held a public installation of
officers on July 3. The ceremony was fol-
lowed by a dance and supper. On the same
evening, Paradise Lodge, No. 6, Paraiso, held
its installation and third anniversary dance
at the lodge hall.
The Masonic Club of Empire held its
meeting on Tuesday evening, July 27, when
the speakers were Mr. Gibbs of the Texas
Oil Company, who spoke on oil; Mr. Mc-
Combs of the International Banking Company
in Empire, who spoke on banking; and Mr.
Christopherson of the Canal Zone high school,
who spoke on the flora and fauna of the
Isthmus. On Sunday morning, June 25, the
Masonic club attended the service at the
Commission chapel, when the Rev. A. A.
Nellis delivered the address. About 100
Masons were present.
Resolutions of sympathy have been adopted
by Paradise Lodge, No. 6, Knights of Pythias,
Paraiso, on the death of Mary Enola, the
young daughter of Thomas L. Kent, which
occurred on June 3.
The pictures and art folios belonging to
the Canal Zone Federation of Women's Clubs
were on exhibit at the Gorgona school for
two weeks in June. During this time talks
on art were given, the pictures being used as
illustrations. Instruction in art in connection
with the English course in the grade schools
is projected for the coming year.
The juniors of the Canal Zone High School
held a promenade on Thursday afternoon,
June 29, in the entertainment hall of the
The Canal Zone public schools closed on
Friday, June 30, and will reopen on October 2.
Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers, with supplies for the Isthmian
Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cristobal,
Colon, and Balboa, during the week ending July 1:
Prim Joachim, June 26. from New York, with 200
barrels kerosene, 20 cases paper, for stock.
Border Knight, June 26, from New York, with
3.005 barrels cement for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Aim, June 28, from Baltimore, with 400 pieces angle
reinforcements for Atlantic Division; 29,363 cases
dynamite, for stock.
Atcnas, June 29, from New Orleans, with 2,260
bales prairie hay. 38,407 feet white oak lumber, 20
packages lantern globes, 12 cases paint, 9 crates ink
and mucilage, for stock.
Panama, June 30, from New York, with 600 tower
knuckles for Mechanical Division; 8 cases fire hose for
Department of Civil Administration; 5 cases dipper
bails for Central Division; 22 cases drugs and sundries
for Sanitary Department; 47 drums marine engine
oil; 500 kegs white lead in oil; 25 cases ink, 10 cases
steel nut locks, 13 cases insulated wire, 200 cases
washing powder, 17 cases incandescent lamps, for
stock; and a miscellaneous cargo, the whole consisting
of 1.552 packages, weighing 125 tons.
Zacapa, June 30. from New York, with 6 cases
electric laundry material for Sanitary Department;
15 cases machinery. 100 coils Manila rope, for stock.
Belle of Spain, July 1, from Tacoma, with 354,631
feet Douglas fir lumber for stock.
Prin Eilel Friedrich, July 1, from New York, with
100 kegs nails. 200 cases electric fuses for stock.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Hotel Tivoli on Sunday. July 9,
at 7 :30 p. m. The program follows:
1 March — TheConciliator Scouton
2 Selection — The Girl of My Dreams Hoschna
3 Waltz — Campus Dreams Bike
4 Intermezzo — The Dawn of Love Benaix
5 Overture — Norma Bellini
6 Popular Number — On, Wisconsin Purdy
7 Selection — Robin Hood De Koven
8 Idyl — Garden of Roses Pratt
9 March — Monslral Viam Joy
Oliver Kimball. Acting Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Empireon Sunday,
Activities of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
The high duckpin scores for last week were, as fol-
lows: Huttlemaier, 101, 111, 119, 103. 114. 107. 100,
101, 105, 108; Mengel. 113, 104, 102; Silver, 102;
Case. 106, 105. 115. 103.
The Culebra Boy Scouts took a "hike" last week to
the old city of Panama. '
An informal social was held on Wednesday evening,
June 28, when a musical and literary program was
The following high scores were rolled in duckpins
during the past week: Witmer. 113; Goolsby, 112;
Rodeghiero. 104. 100, 104. 102; Ground. 100.
At a meeting held on Monday night. July 3, plans
were made for a local handicap tenpin tournament.
All tenpin bowlers are urged to take part in this tourna-
The basketball men are practising two nights a week.
Enough men have reported for two teams, and it is
hoped that enough more will come out. so as to make
possible a local basketball league.
The regular gymnasium class work will start the
week of July 9. meeting twice weekly. The regular
meeting of the Empire Literary Society will be held
on Friday. July 7. The "Income tax" will be discussed.
It has been decided by the athletic committee, of
which Fred Huber is chairman, to organize a local
basketball league. Eighteen men were out for practice
on June 27. It is expected that there will be five teams
in the league. Any man in Gatun is eligible to attend
the practice games.
A class in wrestling will be started this week under
the direction of Messrs. Huber and Wilson.
The motion picture entertainment on Monday,
June 26, was unusually well attended.
The literary club met on Wednesday evening, June
28. The subject for discussion was "Resolved, that the
railroads of the United States should be owned and
operated by the Federal Government." Messrs. Fox.
Wilson, and Baite spoke in the affirmative, and Messrs.
Gilkey, Smith, Huber, and Dougherty spoke in the
negative. R. E. Chatfield. presided.
The following is a list of the 12 highest bowlers in
duckpins for the last half of June:
Name. Games. Pinfalls. Aver.
Atkins 4 370 93
DePoorter 2 182 91
Barte 30 2703 90
DeMoll 4 354 88
Wells 24 2098 87
Dalton.::: 5 438 87
Bailey 12 1035 f 6
Dillon 5 430 86
Wurster 28 2399 85
Zeal 40 3345 84
Green.'.:::..... 15 1261 84
Rosselot 42 3501 83
Dr. Orenstein will give the second of a series of three
talks on "Sex life" on Sunday evening, July 9, in the
The Cristobal association held its fourth anniversary
banquet at the Cristobal hotel on Thursday evening,
June 29. Dr. Claude C. Pierce acted as toastmaster,
and the following program was given: Invocation by
Rev. C. H. Elliott; address, "Four years' old," by F. C.
Freeman; baritone solos by W. G. Ross; address,
"Our country," by C. J. Dinnin; historical sketch,
"The early history of the Panama railroad," by J. A.
Smith; remarks by E. A. Putnam; song. "Star Span-
gled Banner." Music was furnished throughout the
evening by the Panama railroad orchestra. About 200
men were present. The banquet committee consisted
of Messrs. C. M. Bullard, W. H. Marsh, R. C.
Mosher, J. M. Weaver, and R. G. Goodman.
E. A. Putman will succeed R. G. Goodman as secre-
tary of the Cristobal association, who has resigned,
effective August 1.
Thursday afternoon has been set apart for the ladies.
During the past few weeks quoit tournaments have
taken place among them, there being ten participants.
A motion picture machine has been installed in the
clubhouse. and, as soon as arrangements are completed,
a show will be held every week or two.
The Porto Bello chess club's handicap tournament
is about half completed. The membership is being
lowered by the transfer of men. Twenty-eight moves
hive been made in the tournament by wireless with
Lost — On June 28. between Empire and Toro
Point, a circular piece of jade set with two Chinese
letters in gold. Reward on return to F. Weitzenberg
July 5, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
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. ra.
All other commissaries, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.;3p m. to
7 p. m.
Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning July 1.
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 (S 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 off,
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 J
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 *14
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
Pot roast, per pound 12$
Rib roast, second cut (not under 3§
pounds), per pound 16
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound 18
Sirloin roast, per pound 19
Rump roast, per pound 19
Porterhouse roast, per pound 20
Steak, chuck, per pound 12 J
Round, per pound 13
Rib. per pound 18
Sirloin, per pound 19
Rump, per pound 19
Porterhouse (not less than 1 J
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
Bo'ogna, 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, pei pair 35
POULTRY AND GAME.
Chickens — Fancy roasting, milk fed, large, each 1.25
Fancy roasting, milk fed, med.. each 1.00
Fancy roasting, corn fed. about 4i
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
Fryers, corn fed 60
Partridges, each 50
Grouse, each 50
CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.
Ham — German, Westphalia, per pound 36
Sugar cured, per pound 18
Sliced, per pound t20
Half, for boiling, per pound t!9
Boiled, per pound 22
Hocks, per pound *8
Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound 22
Breakfast, sliced, per pound 23
Pork salt family, per pound 14
Ox Tongues each 1.00
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 *30
Cheese — Roquefort, per pound 38
Philadelphia cream, cake 18
Young America, per pound 18
Swiss, per pound 26
Edam, each 1.00
Edam, in tins, tin 25
Camembert. in small tins, tin 14
Neufchatel, cake 6
Gouda, per pound 34
Milk (Certified), per bottle **25
Buttermilk, bottle **15
Ice cream, quart 125
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Beets, per pound
Celery, per head
Corn, green, per doz
Cabbage, per pound
Cucumbers, per pound
Egg plant, per pound
Lettuce, per pound
Onions, per pound
Potatoes, white, per pound . . . .
sweet, per pound. . . .
Peppers, green, per pound
Rhubarb, per pound
Tomatoes, per pound
Yams, per pound
Apples, fancy table, per pound .
Limes, per 100
Oranges, Jamaica, per dozen . .
Oranges, California, per dozen.
*Indicates reduction from last'list.
**Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle,
tlndicates advance on last list.
ISold only from commissaries; no orders taken for
Rainfall from June 1 to June 30, 1911, Inclusive.
Pacific Section —
Pedro Miguel. . . .
Central Section —
♦Monte Lirio. . . .
Atlantic Section —
♦Brazos Brook. . .
♦Nombre de Dios.
*Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations-
midnight to midnight.
Stages of the Chagxes.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday. July 1. 1911. All heights
are in feet above mean sea level.
Day and Date.
Sun.. June 25. .
Mon.. June 26..
Tues.. June 27..
Wed.. June 28..
Fri., June 30. . .
Sat.. July 1 . . .
Height of low
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending July 12
(75th meridian time) :
. . 2 . 40
Board of Local Inspectors.
Culebra, C. Z.. June 28, 1911.
Mr. D. R. Aitken,
Balboa, C Z.
Sir; Under authority conferred upon me by Execu-
tive Order of the President. No. 1131, dated Octet i r 2,
1909, you are hereby appointed a member of the
Board of Local Inspectors, to serve during the absence
on leave of Mr. James Macfarlane.
Geo. W. Goethals, Chairman.
Agent, United States Shipping
Agent, United Fruit Company,
Use of Government Tugs.
Culebra. C. Z.. June 27, 1911.
Lieut. -Col. W. L. Sibert. Division Engineer, Gatun.
Mr. S. B. Williamson. Division Engineer, Coiozal.
Mr. J. A. Smith. General Superintendent. C olon.
Gentlemen: In accordance with the recommenda-
tions contained in report of committee, dated May
23 and approved May 29, I have this day addressed
a communication, reading, as follows:
"The Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama
Railroad Company are now all ? wing the shipping
interests the use of their respective tug boats as an
accommodation, and at a very moderate charge for
the service rendered. In consequence, I have to advise
you that such service may be obtained hereafter by
your Company only upon the understanding that
your Company assumes all risks of injury or damage
to your Company's vessels, their equipment, or cargo,
while such vessels are being handled by the tug boats
of the Commission or the Panama Railroad Company,
and that no liability for such injury or damage will
attach to the United States, or the Panama Railroad
Company. Please advise me of your assent to this
To the follow in g:
Mr. H. B. Parker. General Agent, Royal Mail Steam
Packet Company, Colon.
Mr. A Schang, Acting Agent, Compagnie Generale
Mr. Paul Miller. Agent, Hamburg-American Line,
Mr. J. Fidanque, General Agent. La Veloce. Colon.
Mr. I. R. Garcia. Agent. *~ta. Transatlantica tie
Capt. W. L. Alley.
Mr. H. R. Wilford.
Mr. A. C. Parke, Agent. Pacific Mail Steamship Com-
Mr. C. S. Peebles. Agent, Pacific Steam Navigation
Mr. P. L. Fellinger, Agent, Peruvian Line. Balboa.
Mr. James Stokoe, Special Agent, Union Oil Company,
American Trade Developing Company, Agents,
Kosmos Line, Balboa.
Messrs. Pinel Brothers, National Navigation Com-
The Panama Agencies Company, representing W. R.
Grace & Company, Balboa.
Messrs. Bates & Chesebrough, General Agents, Cali-
fornia-Atlantic S. S. Company, Balboa.
Messrs. Ehrman & Company. Agents. Cia. Sud-
Americana de Vapores. Balboa.
Panama Railroad Company, Agents, Earn Line S. S.
Messrs. W. Andrews & Company. Agents, West India
S. S. Company, Munson Line, and Leyland & Har-
rison Lines, Colon.
Mr. R. Wilcox, owner of schooners. Colon.
Mr. M. A. de Leon, owner of schooners. Colon.
Captain W. L. Alley, owner of schooners. Colon.
Mr. D. L. Lynton, owner of schooners. Colon.
Mr. W. O. Forde. owner and agent of schooners. Colon.
If there are any other individuals or companies to