Russell; time, 2 minutes, 5 seconds.
One mile run, less 120 yards — Scherzberg, Butt,
Koehler; time, 4 minutes 39 4-5 seconds.
One mile relay, less 120 yards — Won by the Ancon
team, consisting of Edwards, Fitch, Kenealy, and
Scherzberg; no time taken.
Wall scaling contest — Marine Company C, second
team, 53 1-5 seconds: Marine Company C, first team,
I minute 5 4-5 seconds; Paducah team, 1 minute
II 3-5 seconds.
Sack race, 50-yard — Guy Morrison, G. E. Scnlager,
Ed. Otis; time, 17 2-5 seconds.
Potato race — Won by boys' team; time, 37 4-5
Fat man's race — C. B. Sexton. E. Hunderlack;
time, 15 seconds.
Three-legged race — Parkis-Mayhew, Wood-Morri-
son, Fee-Ray; time, 17 1-5 seconds.
Points by teams — Ancon, 38; Gorgona, 26; Culebra,
22; Camp Elliott. 6; Empire, 5; Cristobal, 4; Paducah,
I. Boys' races — Gatun, 13; Culebra, 1.
Sailboat race, triangular course — J. Langenfeldt.
Caribbean: Willliam J. Burn, Cristobal.
Aquatic boxing contest, four rounds, A. A. U. rules
—J. S. Wilson. Cristobal.
U. S. Navy steam cutter race, triangular course,
about five miles — Launch Ruth.
Swimming contest for men, distance, 100 yards —
Harry Cooling. Gatun; A. V. Mitchell, Porto Bello;
Joseph Mitchell, Gatun.
Life-boat race, class 2, four-oared, single scull, and
coxswain, two miles; from off Pier 11, around buoy
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
and return — W. J. Dempsey and crew of the Phoenix,
first; Charles McCabe and crew of the Carribbean,
Canoe race from buoy off Pier 11, around buoy off
Pier 13, and return, singlescull — J.L.Greene, Cristobal.
Gasoline boat race, class 1, lengths 28 feet to 38 feet,
from Pier 11, around buoy in bay and return —
Quartermaster's Department launch.
Cutter race — Cutters from U. S. S. Paducah, Nos.
1 and 2. No. 1 won the race.
Life-boat race, class 3, two-oared, single-scull, and
coxswain, one mile, from off Piei 11, around buoy
in bay and return — M. O. Peterson, barge 16; E.
Erickson. barge 15.
Relay swimming contest, four men, off Pier 11,
100 yards — Porto Bello team, consisting of J. E. Car-
penter, captain; A. ;V. Mitchell, G. L. Bowes. J. F.
Gasoline boat race, class 2, less than 28 feet long
from off Pier 11, around buoy in bay, and return —
Launch Anna, Karl Edholm. Nombre de Dios.
Fancy diving contest — J. Fehrman, Paducah',
H. N. Sollenberger, Culebra; A. V. Mitcnell. Porto
Dory race, four-oared, double scull, from off Pier
II, around buov in Limon Bay, and return — Erickson,
and Benson, first; Coe and Walters, second; Parsonsand
Parsons, third; Paducah team, fourth.
Human duck aunt, four-oared yawl or whaleboat.
and coxswain, chasing one man in dory or small boat,
who was given 50 yards stait — Erickson and crew,
first; S. Benson, second.
Swimming contest for boys, 100 yards — P. C. Geyer,
jr., Ancon; C. C. Jadwin, Gatun; Joe Burgoon, Colon.
Tub race, with shovels, 50 yards — T. Jones of the
Mariner first; A. Fraser, Cristobal, second.
Greased horizontal spar, 60-foot long, supported on
lighter off Pier 11; winner to leave lighter, go to end
of spar, and return — Edward Atkins. Gatun.
Life-raft race, with shovels, six men to raft, three
on a side; 75 yards and return — H. Cooling's team,
The entertainment and amusement com-
mittee for the Fourth of July celebration of
1911 desires to express its appreciation of
the services rendered on that day by the
Marine Band. It also desires to tender
thanks to Sergeant Allen and twenty privates
of the Marine Corps, who ably assisted the
decorating committee on July 2 and 3.
The chairman of the decorating committee,
Mr. W. F. Shipley, has requested that it be
announced that Mr. Frank Jury, of the
Quartermaster's Department, Cristobal, had
active charge of the designing and planning
of the decorations.
The chairman of the committee begs to
thank all the chairmen of subcommittees for
their cordial cooperation and support, and
especially Mr. VV. F. Shipley, chairman of the
subcommittee on decorations; Captain C. J.
Anderson, chairman of the subcommittee on
aquatic sports; and Mr. F. A. Gause, chair-
man of the subcommittee on exercises by
W. G. Comber, Chairman.
Entertainment and Amusement Committee.
Balboa C. Z„ July 5, 1911.
Any one who wishes to have a program of
the day's events to preserve as a souvenir
can obtain it at the office of any district
The Canal Zone Rifle Club, held its sec-
ond shoot on July 9, for the challenge cup,
with the following results:
Walraven 178 Brong 162
Kane 156 Shade 161
Green 155 Dancause 159
Casper 152 Lebon 156
Taylor 143 Gnllager 149
Blaisdell 142 Desh 147
Kennedy 135 Miller 146
Cappers 129 Cook 144
Phenix 127 Stackhouse 143
Afferman 70 Dowling 142
Red Cross Finances.
The financial statement of the Red Cross
for the month of June follows:
June 1, On hand $2,663.86
June 17, From W. L. Shipley, fur-
ther proceeds of ball
game for benefit of Co-
lon fire sufferers 4 . 00
June 30, Membership dues during
Total receipts $2,669.86
June 15, Relief of destitute Eng-
lishman. Colon 25.00
June 15, Relief of destitute family,
June 17, Relief of wife of disabled
employe, Culebra 10.00
June 17, Deportation of Dominican
woman, Colon 3 J. 00
June 26, Postage _' . 00
June 29, Loaned woman at Empire,
pending proper signa-
ture of husband's pay
June 30, Payments a/c Colon fire. . 20.00
Total disbursements $ 169.95
June 30. Balance on hand, in gen-
eral fund $2,292.45
June 30, Balance on hand, in Colon
fire fund 207.46
Total balance on hand $2,499.91
John L. Phillips, Treasurer.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Empire, C. Z., on Sunday, July 16,
at 5.45 p. m. The program follows:
1 March — The Conciliator Scouton
2. Selection — The Girl of My Dreams Hoschna
3. Waltz — Gaile Waldteufel
4. Intermezzo — The Dawn of Love Bendix
5. Overture — Norma Bellini
6. Request Number — Sextet from Lucia . . . .Donizetti
7. Selection — Robin Hood De Koven
8. Idyl — Garden of Roses Pratt
9. Popular Number — On, Wisconsin Purdy
Oliver Kimball, Acting Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Gorgona, C. Z.,
on Sunday, July 23.
TANNEHILL-GWYNNE— At Anconcita.in Ancon,
on July 10, Jean Susan Gwynne to John Wesley
Tannehill, Rev. J. L. Bicknell officiating. Canal Zone
July 12, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
Aticvlties of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
A social organization, known as the "Hot hand
society," has been organized at Corozal, with the
following officers: Royal mut. J. E. Conn; secretary
and treasurer, G. E. LeMire: chief executioner, M. E.
Beall; assistant chief executioner, O. E. Bath. One of
the objects of the club will be to increase tne member-
Basketball practice is held Monday and Friday
nights, and it is expected to develop a strong league
The high duckpin scores for last week are. as follows:
Huttlemaier. 111. 110. 109, 107, 105, 103, 101, 100.
100. 100; Case. 102, 101. 100; Silver. 103. 102. 101;
Conlon. 112. 104; Mengel. 115; Cornthwaite, 102.
A basketball game between representative teams of
the hotel and Administration Building last Thursday,
resulted in a score of 39 to 27 in favor of the office men.
Aninformal"smoker"wasgiveninhonorof the return
of the secretary of the clubhouse, Saturday evening,
July 8. There were short speeches by Messrs. Warr,
Clear. Nellis, and Dickson; Messrs. King. Dohrmann,
Conner, Newbold, and Ross contributed musical
numbers; and Mr. Vetall a buck and wing dance.
There were refreshments and cigars, and an orchestra
played throughout the evening. M. A. Hall was
master of ceremonies.
The following high scores were rolled during the
past month: Bigpins — Sawtelle, 202; Parkis, 219, 200.
213; Potter. 210; duckpins — Mason. 110; B. King, 100;
Gymnasium classes were started again this week.
All interested in physical exercise are requested to
confer with Mr. Warr for particulars.
There will be an old-fashioned home social on
Thursday night, July IS, consisting of vocal and in-
strumental solos, recitations, and music by the Camp
Elliott orchestra. Pumpkin pie and cocoa will be
served. Members and their families will be admitted
free, and nonmembers will be charged fifteen cents
admission. Every person in town is invited, and a
good time is promised for al!.
The 200. and over, bowling scores for the month
of June are, as follows: Bordt. 210. 205. 205; J. Orr.
247. 245; Stoehr. 202; Weigold, 208; Haldeman. 202.
The 100. and over, duckpin scores for June are, as
follows: Sims, 100. 109. 101. 108. 106, 100. 112;Dunlop.
105, 105. Ill; Haggerty. 104. 122. 112; Davenport.
105; Davis, 105; J. Orr. 108; Misal. 101; Duensing.
101; Atkins, 101. 108.
In the presence of a large number of the members
on Thursday night, July 6, Secretary Smith formally
presented to Louis DePoorter a gold medal, bearing
the inscription "Champion pool player of the Canal
Zone." Tne medal was given by the Canal Zone
Y. M. C. As. in recognition of Mr. DePoorter"s having
won the recent interassociation pool tournament. It
is on exhibition at the clubhouse.
Four hundred people attended the entertainment on
Friday night, July 7, given as a benefit performance.
The program was, as follows: Chorus, "Rainy day,"
schoolchildren- contralto solo, Miss Sloan; black face
sketch. Mr. Shailer; equilibristic feats, Mr. Chatfield;
soprano solo. Mrs. Hughes; Mexican national dance,
Miss Curamings; violin solo, Miss Johnson; bass solo,
Mr. Case; contralto solo with violin obligate Miss
Sloan and Miss Johnson; recitation. Miss Foster;
accompanist. Mrs. M. H. Thatcher.
C. R. Ray, banjo player of Porto Bello, gave a
recital at the clubhouse on Saturday night. July 8.
About 150 people were present. Cigars and refresh-
ments were served during the evening.
The following members of the literary club partici-
pated in the discussion. "Government ownership of
railroads," held on Wednesday, July 5: Messrs. Gilkie.
Waid, Thorwalson, Fox. and Barte.
Dr. Orenstein's second lecture before the "Life prob-
lem" club on Sunday evening, July 9, drew a crowd of
men that packed the game room, where the lecture was
The "Rosselots" defeated the "McLains" in a game
of duckpins played on Wednesday evening. July 5.
Tuesday and Friday nights will be set aside in the
future for basketball practice.
The basketball game on Friday evening, July 7,
was won by Luce's team by the score of 17 to 8, as
Kavan's team — Poore, G.. 1 foul; Cousineau. G.,
1 foul; Guptil. C. 7 fouls; Ford. F.. 1 foul goal; Kavan.
F., 3 goals. 2 foul goals.
Luce's team — -SchwaL , enberg,G..'6fouls; Thomas. G.,
2 fouls; Jordan, C, 1 foul; Luce, F.. 1 foul, 5 goals,
1 foul goal; Simons, F., 2 fouls, 2 goals. 1 foul goal.
High scores for the week ending July 8 were, as
Duckpins— Wood, 108, 101, 100, 103; Barrett, 104,
102; Jacques, 100, 103. 100; Gibson, 111, 108; Louch,
106. 10S, 104, 103; Wheeler, 105. 106. 103; Furlong,
104; Orr. E.. 105; Hess, 100;.
Tenpins— Furlong. 200. 214, 210. 221; Blackburn.
222; Bullard. 201, 228, 200, 21U
The following is the result of the match between
Gatun and Cristobal:
Bullard 150 200 211 561
Louch 188 150 139 477
Total 1 .038
Hodges 174 181 150 505
Greene 124 134 101 359
Rainfall from July 1 to July 8, 1911, Inclusive.
Pacific Section —
Pedro Miguel . .
Rio Grande. . . .
Central Section —
*Monte Lirio. .
Atlantic Section —
*Brazos Brook -
Porto Bello. . . .
♦Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations — values
midnight to midnight.
June Rainfall for Three Years.
Miraflores. . .
Ca macho. . . .
Alhajuela. . .
El Vigia ....
Tabernilla. . .
Trinidad. . . .
A tla nticSection-
Brazos Brook 18.63
PortoBello. . 17.70
15 . 25
Work of Unloaders in June.
The following is a statement of the number of
Lidgerwood cars unloaded by the Central Division
during the month of June:
OFFICIA L CIR CULARS.
Rate of Pay for European Laborers.
Culebra, C. Z., July 5, 19M.
Circular No. 229-R:
Effective this date, European laborers will be paid
twenty cents gold per hour from the date they enter
the service. Only able-bodied men, not under twenty-
one years of age. will be accepted at this rate.
Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.
President, Panama Railroad Company.
Commissary Coupon Books.
Culebra, C. Z., July 8, 1911.
Circular No. 256-u:
Effective this date, the provision of Circular No.
256, requiring that commissary coupon books needed
during the month shall be obtained, as far as practi-
cable, at one time, is suspended, and, until further
notice, requests for commissary coupon books may be
made by employes at any time during the month,
subject to the restriction as to the issue of such books
on the last two and the first four days of each month.
In all other respects Circular No. 256 will continue
in force. Geo. W. Goethals.
Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.
President. Panama Railroad Company.
Signatures on Pay Certificates.
Empire, C. Z., July 1,
To All Departments:
I regret to inform you that there seems to be a
general lack of care in signing pay certificates, for
which timekeepers are responsible, especially in the
1. On both gold and silver rolls sufficient care is
not taken to see that signatures agree with the name
written in the body of the receipt.
2. On silver rolls, men designated as clerks present
pay receipts signed by mark, which, on the face of it,
is contradictory, for, if they are clerks, and are not able
to sign their names, they are not competent as such.
It is impossible for the pay force to catch this at
time of payment, but certainly timekeepers are aware
that these men, with whom they are daily working,
are carried as clerks, and their autographic signatures
required. This has necessitated the rewriting of many
tickets, and their return each month for proper sig-
nature after payment. The fact that they continue
to be presented is absolute evidence that there is not
sufficient care used in the timekeeping offices.
Agreat many of the timekeepers areespeciallycareless
in signing pay certificates by mark, writing the name
wrongly, or in such a careless manner as to be practi-
cally illegible, and, in place of writing legibly-! X
will simply make some lines which cannot be idenrif ed
as "His mark" at all. These words must be plainly
written out in the manner prescribed in the timekeeping
instructions for mark signatures, as covered in Sec-
In order not to delay payment, a great deal of this
careless work has been passed on the pay car, which
necessitated the making of hundreds of new t i c I. c . 3
and their return, after payment, for proper sitcn'ture.
This should not be, and the amount of ., ..reless work
at the present time shows that our past practice has
simply resulted in an increase of carelessr.-ss. Atten-
tion is invited to the fact that, in future, all such pay
certificates presented for payment will be promptly
returned to the timekeeper for rewriting of | j
certificate and proper signature. Delay to the work.
and dissatisfaction incident thereto, will be prevented
by the timekeepers using care in seeing that pay
receipts are properly signed before presentation.
Kindly see that every one concerned has due notice
in your department.
Edward J. Williams, Disbursing Officer,
Approved: Geo. W. Goethals, Chairman.
Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday. July 8. 1911. All heights
are in feet above mean sea level.
Day and Date.
Sun., July 2.. . .
Mon., July 3 —
Tues., July 4. . ..
Wed. .July 5.. .
Thurs.July 6. .
Fri., July 7 . . . .
Sat., July 8
Height of low
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 46.
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 July 11. .
FRESH MEATS. PrtCC
Mutton — Stewing per pound 6
Shoulder, neck trimmed off, (4 pounds
and over), per pound
Entire forequarter (not trimmed) 10
pounds and over, per pound
Leg (8 to 10 pounds), per pound
Cutlets, per pound
Short cut chops, per pound
Lamb — -Stewing, per pound
Entire forequarter, neck trimmed off,
Leg (5 to 8 pounds), per pound
Chops, per pound
Cutlets, per pound
Veal — Stewing, per pound
Shoulder, for roasting (not under 4
pounds) , per pound 1 2 £
Chops, shoulder, per pound.
Chops, per pound
Loin, for roasting, per pound
Cutlets, per pound
Pork — Loin chops or roast, per pound
Beef — Suet, per pound
Soup, per pound
Stew, per pound
Corned, No. 1, per pound
Corned, No, 2, per pound
Chuck roast (3 pounds and over), per
Pot roast, per pound .
Rib roast, second cut (not under 3i
pounds) , per pound
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
Sirloin roast, per pound
Rump roast, per pound
Porterhouse roast, per pound.
Steak, chuck, per pound 12£
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 t26
one-half dozen only 1"14
Bluefish, fresh, per pound 14
Halibut, fresh, per pound 15
Shads, fresh, each 70
Shad roes, fresh, per pair 35
POULTRY AND GAME.
Chickens — Fancy roasting, milk fed, large, each
Fancy roasting, milk fed, med., each
Fancy roasting, corn fed, about 4£
Fowls, each 60, 70, 80, 90,
Ducks, Western, about 4$ pounds, each
Broilers, milk fed, each
corn fed, each
Turkeys, per pound
Fryers, corn fed
CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.
Ham — German, Westphalia, per pound
Sugar cured, per pound
Sliced, per pound
Half, for boiling, per pound
Boiled, per pound
Hocks, per pound
Bacon — breakfast, whole piece, per pound
Breakfast, sliced, per pound
Pork, salt family, per pound
Ox Tongues each
Pig's feet, per pound
Tongues, per pound
Sliced bacon in 1-pound tins, per tin
In 1-pound jars, per jar
Butter— Creamery special, per pound
Cheese — Roquefort, per pound
Philadelphia cream, cake
Young America, per pound
Swiss, per pound
Edam, in tins, tin
Camembert. in small tins, tin
Gouda, per pound
Milk (Certified), per bottle **25
Buttermilk, bottle **1S
Ice cream, quart 125
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Beets, per pound 6
Celery, per head 10
Corn, green, per doz 24
Cabbage, per pound 4
Cucumbers, per pound 10
Egg plant, per pound 07
Lettuce, per pound 10
Onions, per pound 5
Potatoes, white, per pound 3i
sweet, per pound 2
Rhubarb, per pound 5
Turnips, per pound 4
Tomatoes, per pound 8
Yams, per pound
Apples, fancy table, per pound 10
Cantaloupes, each 7
Lemons, dozen 24
Limes, per 100 80
Oranges, Jamaica, per dozen 12
Oranges, California, per dozen 36
Watermelons, each 30
indicates reduction from last list.
♦♦Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle.
"[■Indicates advance on last list.
fSoId 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,
Colon, and Balboa, during the week ending July 8:
Cristobal, July l.from New York, with 41,520 barrels
cement for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Peru, July 2. from San Francisco, with 675 pieces
lumber, for stock.
Turrialba, July 6, from New Orleans, with 143 pieces
lumber, 52 packages switch stands, 5 cases clamps,
5 pieces castings, for stock; 24 pieces castings for
(Balboa store) Pacific Division; 12 packages springs
for Atlantic Division.
Almirante, July 7, from New York, with 60 bales
oakum, 250 bundles wire, 10 reels steel cable, 100 drums
kerosene. 5 cases steel tubing, for stock.
San Mateo, July 7, from Philadelphia, with 155
drums gasoline, for stock.
Advance, July 7, from New York, with 12 bundles
leather. 7S drums oil, 150 bundles wire, 24 crates stove
pipe, 150 cases soap. 5 cases fusees, 200 cases sapolio.
218 kegs rivets and bolts, 42 cases lanterns. 40 pieces
lumber, for stock; 317 pieces castings for Mechanical
Division; and a miscellaneous cargo, the whole con-
sisting of 1,290 packages, weighing 105 tons.
MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.
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 addressee;