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1910:
June . . .

1911:
May... .
June .. .


Cu. Yds.
236.689

387.427

37n,440


Cu.Yds.
83,065

242.885
254.910


Cu.Yds.

153.623

144.5(2
115,530


S.00

9.54
°.71


1.13S

1.562
1,467



During the month, 1,03.5 feet of temporary
trestle were driven, and work on bridges and
culverts was continued. Twelve thousand
and seventy-six linear feet of 70-pound track
were relaid by 90-pound track, the total of
70-pound and 90-pound track at the end of
the month being 136, 2961inearfeet, and 40,445
linear feet, respectively. The force averaged
2,073 men, in addition to those employed
]>y contractors.

Quartermaster's Department.
LABOR.

The demand for skilled labor still exists,
nearly all departments and divisions requiring
men. An effort was made to secure one thou-
sand laborers from Barbados, but further
recruiting in the island has been prohibited
by the Government. About 50 men have
been recruited in other islands. It is believed
there is an ample supply of colored labor on
the Isthmus, but there is a large floating
population who live from hand to mouth,
and work only when driven by necessity.

BUILDINGS.

During the month, work was continued on
the construction of the Salvation Army
building at Cristobal, and work was com-
menced on foundations and walls for the
new concrete block fire station at Cristobal,
which is to be a permanent building. Most of
the traveling gangs were utilized during the
month in the removal and reerection of
buildings at Culebra.

MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES.

Supplies during the month were delivered by



27 steamers, the total weight of'cargo aggre-
gating 32,904 tons, exclusive of 23,616 feet
board measure, yellow pine lumber, and
49 233 feet, board measure, white oak lumber.
The total value of material received during
the month was 8644,510.42.

Subsistence Department.
The operation of the European laborers'
messes, the colored laborers' kitchens, and
the line hotels showed a net profit of 51,941.07.
The operation of the Hotel Tivoli showed a
net profit of 81,119.15, and there was a net
profit on restaurants, penitentiary, tugs, and
dredges, of S64. 33. The net profit on sub-
sistence operations was 83,124.55.

Department of Civil Administration.
COURTS.

During the month, 7 civil and 25 criminal
cases were disposed of in the Circuit Courts,
and 71 civil and 480 criminal cases in the
District Courts.

DIVISION OF POSTS, CUSTOMS, AND REVENUES.

Monev order sales for June amounted to
$433,038.47, and the fees to 81,956.58.
Receipts from stamps and card sales, and
newspaper postage, aggregated 86,657.30.
The total collection of revenues made by the
division was 876,002. 37, and the collection on
account of court fines, costs, and fees,
82,333.20.

Twenty-two vessels entered at, and 28 ves-
sels cleared, from the port of Ancon; and 20
vessels entered at, and 20 vessels cleared, from
the port of Cristobal.

DIVISION OF POLICE AND PRISONS.

The total number of persons arrested was
472, of whom 431 were men and 41 women.
Forty-three nationalities were represented.
The total number of arrests for the month
was an increase of three, as compared with
May. Nine convicts were committed to the
penitentiary, and 6 were discharged, leaving
148 in confinement at the close of the month.
The cost of guarding and subsisting the
convicts was 82,550.92, and the value of their
work on Canal Zone roads was 82,312.40.

DIVISION OF FIRE PROTECTION.

Seven fires were reported in the Canal Zone
during the month, as compared with 10 in
May. The damage to Commission property
was 81, and to private property 8136.25.

DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS.

In the city of Panama, the average daily
consumption of water was 1,356,560 gallons,
and in Colon 985,659 gallons.

The usual inspection and maintenance work
of this division was performed during the
month.

DIVISION OF SCHOOLS.

The total enrollment in the white schools
during the month was 1,138, and the average
daily attendance 751, or 66 per cent of the
enrollment; and in the colored schools, the
total enrollment was 1,493, and the average
daily attendance 394.9, or 26 per cent.
Forty-three white and 24 colored teachers
were employed in the division on June 30. A
class of two pupils graduated from the Gatun
high school, this being the first class to com-
plete the full four-year course of study. On
June 30, the schools were closed for the sum-
mer vacation.

Department of Sanitation.

The total number of deaths from all causes
among employes was 51. These were divided,



as follows: From disease, 38, and from vio-
lence, 13, giving the annual average per
thousand of 9.40 and 3.21, respectively.

The annual average death rate per thousand
among employes for the month of June in
previous years since American occupation
was, as follows:

1904 5.02

1905 16.44

1906 41.55

1907 27.53

1908 12.35

1909 9.34

1910 10.66

The annual average death rate per thousand
in the cities of Panama, Colon, and the Canal
Zone, including both employes and non-
employes, was 25.33.

The annual average death rate per thousand
for the month of June among the same class
of population for previous years was, as
follows:

1905 50.57

1906 51.89

1907 33.45

1908 29.17

1909 16.42

1910 20.38

Segregating the whites from the blacks, the
annual average death rate per thousand from
disease among employes was: For whites,
11.19; blacks, 8.82, giving a general average
of 9.40. For the same month during 1909,
the annual average death rate per thousand
from disease was: Whites, 6.29; blacks, 7.32,
giving a general average of 7.07; and for the
same month during 1910: Whites, 3.60;
blacks, 10.93, giving a general average of 9.04.

Among employes during the month, deaths
from the principal diseases were, as follows:
Nephritis, acute and chronic, 6; haemoglobin-
uric fever, 2 ; malaria fever, 7 ; organic disease
of the heart, 3; pneumonia, lobar, 9; tuber-
culosis, 3, and typhoid fever, 2, leaving a
balance of 6 deaths from all other diseases,
and 13 deaths from external violence.

Twenty-nine cases of diptheria were reported
during the month, five from the Canal Zone,
2i from Panama, and one from Colon, with
no deaths. So far, the type of disease is mild
and yields readily to treatment.

No cases of yellow fever, smallpox, or
plague were brought to, or originated on the
Isthmus, during the month.

Respectfully,
Geo. W. Goethals, Chairman.



Panama Railroad Officers.

At the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Panama Railroad Company, held in
New York on April 3, sixty-nine thousand
nine hundred and ninety-three shares of the
capital stock being represented in person,
and the remaining seven by proxy, the
board of directors for the ensuing year was
elected, and, at a meeting of the directors,
held immediately after, the following officers
were chosen: President, Geo. W. Goethals;
vice-president, E. A. Drake; second vice-
president, H. F. Hodges; secretary, T. H.
Rossbottom; treasurer, Sylvester Deming.
Richard Reid Rogers was reappointed general
counsel. The officers named, and F. C. Boggs,
C. A. Devol, M. T. Endicott, O. H. Ernst,
C. R. Edwards, D. DuB. Gaillard, H. H.
Rousseau, W. L. Sibert, and E. T. Wilson,
form the board of directors.

All the stock is held by the Government,
except the directors' qualification shares,
which are held, one by each director, at the
disposition of the Government.



July 19, 1911.



THE CANAL RECORD



375



OFFICIAL CIRCULARS.



European Firemen

CULEBRA. C. Z., July 13, 1911.
Circular No. 229-s:

The maximum entrance rate of pay of $45 a month
for Europeans used as firemen on standard gage
locomotives is hereby authorized.

Geo. W. Goethals.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.



Assistant Foremen.

Culebra, C. Z., July 12. 1911.
Circular No. 299-m:

The designation of assistant foreman at the rates
of pay of $140, $145, $150, $160, $165, and $175 a
month is hereby authorized in addition to those
published in circular No. 299. The designation of
assistant foreman at the above rates of pay is appli-
cable only to men employed in shops in a supervisory
capacity.

Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.



Sales of Canal Property.

Culebra. C. Z., July 17. 1911.
Circular No. 399:

No sale of Isthmian Canal Commission property
or material will hereafter be made, unless same is
approved by the Chairman.

Geo. W. Goethals, Chairman.



Leasing of Government Building.

Ancon, C. Z.. July 13. 1911.
Bids will be received by the Collector of Revenues up
to and including August 10, 1911, for the leasing to
the highest bidder, from August 16, 1911, for a period
of not more than three years, of building No. 17 at
Empire, owned by the Canal Zone Government. Rent
to be payable monthly. The building is of French
construction, two stories, and contains, in all, fifteen
rooms, with a small outhouse. Bids should be in an
envelope marked, "Bids for a lease to building No. 17
at Empire."

Tom M. Cooke, Collector of Revenues.



Sale of House at Public Auction.

Culebra. C. Z.. July 13. 1911.

There will be sold at public auction, by the district
quartermaster at Empire, C. Z., on the premises, at
3 p. m., Monday. July 24, to the highest bidder for
cash, the following Isthmian Canal Commission
property: Old French house No. 25 at Empire.

The building to be removed from the premises by
the successful bidder, within fifteen (15) days from
date of sale.

The Government reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids.

For further information apply to the district quar-
termaster. Empire, C. Z.

C. A. Devol, Chief Quartermaster.



Bids for Baggage and Advertising Privileges.

Panama Railroad Company,
Office of General Superintendent,

Colon. R. P., July 13. 1911.

Bids will be received up to and including July 15,
by the undersigned, covering the privilege of soliciting
and checking baggage for transfer on trains and docks
of the Panama railroad, and the use of office space in
baggage room at Colon and Panama passenger stations,
for a period of five years.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a
bond of two thousand dollars to ensure faithful per-
formance on contract, copy of which can^be seen on
application to this office.

Bids will also be received covering the privilege of
advertising at stations of the Panama railroad in
conformity with contract, which can be seen at this
office.

Privilege to accept or reject any or all bids is reserved.

All bids to be plainly marked "Baggage and adver-
tising," and addressed to

J. A. Smith. General Superintendent.



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 15:

Nordkap, July 9. from New York, with 27,655 barrels
cement for Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.

Prinz August Wilhelm, July 10. from New York,
with 50 cases paint, for stock.

Santa Marta, July 13, from New York, with 100
drums carbide, 50 bundles wire, 500 packages garbage
cans, for stock.

Abangarez, July 13, from New Orleans, with 74
pieces oak lumber, 7.422 pieces pine lumber, for stock;
10 pieces castings for Atlantic Division.

Hanseat, July 13. from Brunswick. Ga.. with 44,000
cro^s-ties for stock.

Colon. July 13, from New York, with 43 cases in-
candescent lamps, 100 pieces car wheels. 7 barrels
coupler parts for Mechanical Division; 7 cases castings.



400 bundles castings. 40 cases lye, 50 kegs wire nails.
31 cases life preservers, 8 bales twine, for stock; 16
pieces steel bars, 4 pieces dredge buckets, for Pacific
Division; 19 pieces castings. 27 pieces iron castings,
for Atlantic Division; 12 pieces car springs for Panama
Railroad Company; and a miscellaneous cargo, the
wholejconsisting of 813 packages, weighing 162 tons.

Kansas City. July 15, from San Francisco, with
761 pieces pine lumber for stock.



Family Quarters.

Applications for married quarters on file July
were, as follows:



Place.


List
No. 1.*


List
No. 2.






39 (2)




1
2


6




33 (8)




1° (3)






42 (3)




3


104




16 (1)




3


58 (20)




122 (48)




96 (24)






17 (6)






54(10)




1


12 (3)




8 (1)






7










11


633(129)



^Persons employed prior to January 1, 1908.
Note — Figures in parentheses represent occupants
of nonhousekeeping quarters.



Rainfall from July 1 to July 15, 1911, Inclusive.



Stations.



Pacific Section — Ins.

Ancon 1 . 48

Balboa 3.33

*Miraflores 1 . 70

Pedro Miguel 1 . 50

Rio Grande 1 . 45

Central Section —

Culebra 1.29

*Camacho 1.11

Empire 77

Gamboa 1.95

*Juan Mina 2.40

Alhajuela 3.92

*E1 Vigia 4.20

*Gorgona 1 . 64

San Pablo 1 . 68

Tabernilla 1.01

Bohio 2.28

*Monte Lirio 2.93

Atlantic Section —

Gatun 1 .60

* Brazos Brook 3.97

Cristobal 3.88

Porto Bello | 3.24






Ins.
2.69
4.51
4.29
3.41
3.92

3.31
3.74
2.31
6 08

6.90
8.24
6.97
5.27



5.27
12 12
13.32
t9 . 59



*Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations-
midnight to midnight.

tTo 5 p. in., July U.



daily,
■values



Commissary Price List Unchanged.

There are no changes in the prices of the cold storage
supplies, as printed in The Canal Record of July 12,
1911.

The following vessels arrived at or departed from
the port of Balboa during the week ending July 15:
Arrivals — July 10, Quilpue. from Valparaiso; July 12.



Peru, from Guayaquil; July 13, San Jose", from San
Francisco; Kansas City, from San Francisco.
F* Departures — July 9. Ma?iavi, to Buenaventura;
July 10, Ucayali, to Callao; Chile, to Guayaquil;
July 11, Barracouta. to San Francisco; July 12, Ecuador.
to Guayaquil; July 13, Mackinaw, to San Francisco;
Peru, to San Francisco; July 14, Newport, to San
Francisco; July 15, Aysen. to Valparaiso.



Tide Table.

The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending July 26, 1911,
(75th meridian time) :



Date.


High.


Low.


High.


Low.


High.


July 20


A.M.


A.M.
3.42
4.42
5.48

6.58

8.02
9.01
9.55


A.M.

9.48
10.50
11.54

P.M.


P.M.
4.23
5.26
6.30


P.M.

10.20

11.28


July 21




July 22... .




July 23.. .


12.38
1.46
2.46
3.42




July 24. . . .


2.04 8.32

3.05 9.27
3.58 10.18




July 25




July 26





Married.

SMITH-McCUNE— At the home of the bride's
parents, Judge and Mrs. J. R. S. McCune. Bowling
Green. Mo., on June 10. 1911, Jean McCune to Homer
K. Smith, the Rev. J. W. Pinkerton officiating. Canal
Zone residence. Corozal.



Band Concert.

A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Gorgona, C. Z., on Sunday. July 23,
at 6 p. ra. The program follows:

1. March — The Conciliator Scouton

2. Selection — The Girl of My Dreams ... . Hoschna

3. Waltz— Gaite Waldteufel

4. Idyl — Garden of Roses Pratt

5. Overture — Norma [ Bellini

6. Request Number — Sextet from Lucia. . ..Donizetti

7. Characteristic — Muttering Fritz Losey

8. Selection — Nautical Fantasia Tobani

9. Popular Number — On, Wisconsin Purdy

Oliver Kimball, Acting Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Gatun on Sunday,
July 30.

Lost — A pearl stickpin in Cristobal or Colon on
Monday, the 17th inst., Finder please communicate
with D. \V. M., care of cold storage office. Cristobal.

Tug Service to Porto Bello, Nombre de Dios, and
Toro Point.

Effective June 26, the following schedule will be
maintained between Dock 13, Cristobal. Nombre de
Dios, Porto Bello, and Toro Point:

Tug Reliance will leave Dock 13 daily, except Sun-
days, at 7 a. m., with two barges for Nombre de Dios,
returning at once with two barges to Gatun.

Tug Mariner will leave Dock 13 daily, except Sun-
days, at 9 a. m.. with three barges for Porto Bello,
returning to Gatun as soon as barges are loaded.

Tug Porto Bello will leave Dock 13 Saturdays at 9
a. m., light, for Porto Bello. This tug will leave Porto
Bello. light, at 2 p. m.. arriving at Dock 4, Colon, in
time for passengers to catch train No. 7, leaving Colon
at 4.35

Tug Porto Bello will leave Dock 13 Sundays at 7
p. m.. for Porto Bello. returning at once.

Tug Mariner will leave Dock 13 daily, except Sun-
days, at 6.30 a. m., for Toro Point, returning at once.

Tug Mariner will leave Dock 13 Sundays at 9.30
a. m.. for Toro Point, returning at once.

A tug will leave Dock 13 on Wednesdays. Saturdays,
and Sundays, at 4.30 p. m., for Toro Point, returning
at 5.30 p. m.

A tug will leave Dock 13 on the 20th of each
monthat 6 a. m.. for Porto Belloand Nombre de Dios,
returning to arrive at Dock 4. Colon, about 4 30 p. m.



CLASSIFIED EXPENDITURES.



A statement of classified expenditures of the Isthmian Canal Commission to May 31, 1911,
follows :



Department I Department Department of
of Civil of Construction ' General Items.

Administration.! Sanitation. and Engineering



Total to June 30, 1909. .
Total. Fiscal Year. 1910.

Julv, 1910

August, 1910

September, 1910

October, 1910

November, 1910

December. 1910

January. 1911

February. 1911

March. 1911

April. 1911

May, 1911



Total



3,427,090.29
709,351.37
58.474.88
63.887.05
60.586.46
37,250.26
71.981.80
69,424.73
71,426.87
69,886.61
74.670.20
74.16N.25
71.266.08



4.8S9.494.S5



9,673
1.803
156
164
153
146
137
144
137
127
130
126
134



539.28
,,, 'is
006.64
220.65
433.27
5X7.47
912.89
754.71
.665.14
.198.56
,694.38
588.34
786.71



69.622

26,300

2.216

2.34S
2.516
2.565
2.356
2.4SII
2,202
2,172
2.641
2,129
1.N75



561.42
167.05
849.7S
777.07
814 41
(T12.2S
292.01
221 44
.370.20
805.21
274.42
.806.54
.OS0.72



78,022,
2.863,
280,
336,
236,
295,
233,
179,
235,
173,
460
115,
200,



6(16.11

088.83
015.85
961.35
170.76
537.33
587.25
047.65
678.30
109.54
607.91
705.55
,748.85



Total.



160,745,
31.675,
2.711,
2,913,
2.967,
3.044,
2,799,
2.X73
2,647
1. 542
3,307
2.446
2.2S1



797.09
648.20
317. IS
846.12
004.90
417.34
773.95
448.83
140.51
999.92
246.91
,298.68
882.36



13.036.428.99 121.428.062.55 I 83,632,865.57 222.956.851.96



376



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV., No. 47.



COMMISSION CLUBHOUSES.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associ-
ation.

CORRESPONDENCE CHESS TOURNAMENT.

Provided enough players are willing to enter, a chess
tournament by correspondence will be started, open
to all players on the Isthmus.

Each player will play two games for the first round;
half of the players being eliminated after each round,
until the last two players play for the championship
of the Isthmus.

Three or four moves each week can easily be played
with an expense of a few cents for post cards. There
will be no entrance fee.

Entries close July 22, 1911, after which the players
will be paired by lot for the first round. To avoid
having games finished hastily over the board, players
living in different places will, as far as possible, be
paired together, and the lots will be redrawn, if neces-
sary, to attain this arrangement. All players will then
be advised of their opponents, and the tournament
started.

The officers who will take charge of conducting the
tournament will consist of a president, secretary, and
a referee, and will be elected by letter ballot from
among the players entering the tournament.

All chess players are cordially invited to enter this
Isthmian tournament. Those desiring to do so will
please hand their names to the secretary of the local
Y. M. C. A., who will forward them to the Culebra
Y. M. C. A., where this proposal originated.

MOTION PICTURE SCHEDULE.

Followingistheschcdule of motion picture entertain-
ments at the various clubhouses for the week beginning
July 24; Monday. Gatun; Tuesday, Gorgona; Wednes-
day, Empire; Thursday, Culebra; Friday, Cristobal;
Saturday, Corozal.

COROZAL.

The basketball team is practicing for a game with
Culebra on July 29.

A number of the men have planned the organization
of a discussion club, which is to be formally organized
Thursday evening. July 20.

CULEBRA.

The duckpin high scores for last week are, as follows:
Huttlemaier, 100, 105, 102, 119, 108; Case, 102, 100,
101, 108] Silver, 102; Mengel, 104; Seylander. 100, 100;
Driscoll, 113; Fox. 112.

The Culebra hotel and Administration building
basketball teams played their second game last week,
the hotel winning by a score of 68 to 26. Each team has
won a game, and the deciding contest will be played
tnis week.

On Saturday night, July 22, at 8.15, the Culebra and
Empire basketball teams will play their initial game on
the Culebra floor. Men desiring a "tryout" on the
Culebra team should make their wants known at once.

Between the last two films of the motion picture
show last week, Mr. Warner and Mr. Hostetter, in
view of Mr. Putnam's leave taking, spoke to the
Culebra members of his satisfactory services while at
Culebra, and of the keen appreciation on the part of
the members. Mr. Putnam, in a few words, thanked
the people for their hearty cooperation and loyalty,
and commended their spirit of good fellowship.

EMPIRE.

Fifty-one men entered in the tenpin handicap
tournament that began Saturday evening, July 15.
There will be prizes for the highest number of games
won. for highest average, and highest individual score.
The standing of the contestants up to Monday was,
as follows:

Won. Lost. P.C.

Gustavson 2 1000

Walling 1 1 500

Parkis 1 2 333

Hobbs 1 000

A new moving picture machine was used for the first
time on July 12, and proved satisfactory. Piano selec-
tions were given during the evening, and W. G. Ross
sang a selection from the "Pink Lady."

Miss Sloan of Cincinnati entertained some of the
members and their friends with a recital of soprano
songs on Saturday evening. July 15.

Twenty boys are entered in the boys' handicap
duckpin tournament. At the present time, Witt,
Vivian, and Benninger have not lost a game.

The following high scores were rolled during the week:
Tenpins— Hobbs, 208, 200; Potter, 23»; Sawtelle. 200;
duckpins— Pinney. 102. 109; Grund. 109; Dakin, 116,
100; Pearce, 118; Johnson. 105; Danielson. 102;
Garrett, 104; Pulsifer. 112, 104; Rodeghiero. 103, 115.

GORGONA.

The song service on Sunday night was led by S. C.
Murray, with E. M. Reinholt playing the piano.

Gymnasium work will start July 27. and from present
prospects, the class will be well attended. As a prelim-



inary to the gymnasium class, volley ball was played
in the gymnasium on Monday evening, July 17.

Wednesday night of each week has been set aside
for basketball practice. However, no teams will be
formed for some time to come. All men interested
in the game are invited to come up for practice.

The local pool tournament was starte 1 on July 17.
A medal will be given to the winner of the regular
tournament, and a pool cue in the beginners' tourna*
ment.

GATUN.

The tentative line-up of the Gatun debaters for the
Cristobal-Gatun debate on "Government ownership
of railroads" are: Affirmative — Barte, Fox, and
Windes; negative — Wood, Purdy, and Shailer.

Basketball practice was held on Tuesday and
Friday nights.

A class in wrestling was started on Monday night.

The Gatun Chess and Checker Club has been organ-
ized, withthe following officers: President, R. E. Chat-
field; vice-president. F. D. Gartrell; secretary, W. H.
Brown. Among those who have signed up are: McLean,
Grier, Feige, Severy, Frederickson, MacQueen. Gua-
rino. Brown, Horle, Dickson, Chatfield, Gartrell,
Johnson, Lincoln, Barte, Kuehnle, Harrold, Mac-
Combs, Clark, and Carter.

PORTO BELLO.

The handicap tournament recently held by the chess
club resulted , as follows :

Name. Playe

Capt. Stickle 4

Morgan, CD 9

Corrigan 13

Hanbury 11

Colberg 5

Tuttle 5

Mackintosh 12

Cornelison 12

McDevitt 12

Goodfellow 10

Wright 9

Nemic 10

Hill 5

Rogers 11

Arden... 3

Handicaps were based on the result of the May
tournament, and ranged from one move to queen and
one pawn. It was required that fifty per cent of the
games be played for a player to be eligible for a prize.
The winners were, as follows: First prize, C. D. Mor-
gan second prize, P. F. Corrigan

CRISTOBAL.

The high bowling scores were, as follows: Duckpins —
Hess, 102. 101, 101, 128, 101; Wheeler, 105. 100; Wood,
101; Barrett, 118. 108; Smith, 113. 120; Furlong. 101,
Ashton. S., 10S; Gibson. 100. Tenpins— Gibson, 211;