be incapable of repair, the Board shall require
the same to be destroyed in the presence of
some person appointed by the Board to
Section 5. The Board of Local Inspectors
shall cause the boilers and all appurtenances
of all steam vessels to be carefully inspected
before the same shall be used, and at least
once every year thereafter, and shall subject
all boilers to the hydrostatic test in the ratio
of 150 pounds to the square inch to 100
pounds to the square inch of the working
steam power al owed. All such vessels shall
comply with the following requirements, viz. —
That the boilers are well made, of good and
suitable material, design suitable for the serv-
ice in which employed, and to be equipped
with the proper safety appliances, and of such
construction, shape, condition, arrangement
and material that they may be safely em-
ployed in the service proposed without peril
to life; and the Board of Local Inspectors
shall cause an examination to be made to
satisfy itself that the requirements of these
regulations have been complied with.
Section 6. When the inspection of a steam
vessel is completed and the Board of Local
Inspectors approve the vessel and her equip-
ment, the Chairman of the Board shall make
and subscribe a certificate to the Collector
of Revenues in accordance with the form to
be prescribed by the Board. Every certificate
granted to steamers carrying passengers shall
state the number of passengers of each class
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
that any such steamer has accommodations
for and can carry with prudence and safety.
If the Board of Local Inspectors refuse to
grant a certificate of approval, the Chairman
thereof shall make a statement in writing and
give his reasons for such disapproval, and
shall sign the statement as such Chairman
and file the same in the records of the Board,
giving a copy thereof to the owner or master
of the vessel.
Section 7. All foreign private steam vessels
carrying passengers to or from any port or
place within the limits of the Canal Zone
shall be subject to the provisions of this
order, Provided that if any foreign passenger
steamer of a country which has inspection
laws approximating those of the United
States has an unexpired certificate of in-
spection duly issued by the authorities of the
country to which the vessel belongs, the said
vessel shall not be subjected to an inspection
other than that necessary to satisfy the
Board of Local Inspectors that the condition
of the vessel, her boilers and life saving equip-
ment are as stated in her certificate of inspec-
tion; but no such certificate of inspection
shall be accepted as evidence of lawful inspec-
tion unless like privileges are granted to
steam vessels of the United States under the
laws of the country to which such vessel
Section 8. Private steam vessels duly
registered in the United States having unex-
pired certificates of inspection issued by the
proper authorities in the United States shall
not be subject to inspection hereunder.
Section 9. The Collector of Revenues shall
retain on file all original certificates of inspec-
tion required to be delivered to him by the
Board of Local Inspectors, and shall give to
the master or owner of the vessel therein
named three certified copies thereof, two of
which shall be placed by such master or owner
in conspicuous places in the vessel where they
will be most likely to be observed by the
passengers and others, and there kept at all
times framed under glass; and the other shall
be retained by such master or owner as
evidence of the authority thereby conferred.
Section 10. Before issuing an inspection
certificate to any vessel, the Collector of
Revenues shall demand and receive from the
owner or master of such vessel as compensa-
tion for inspection and examination made for
the year, the following sums, in addition to
the fees for issuing enrollments and licenses
now allowed by law:
For each steam vessel of 100 tons
or under $10.00
For each and every ton in excess of
100 tons 5c.
The fees herein provided for shall cover the
cost of the certificate, as well as the inspection
and examination of the vessel, which fees
shall be for the use and benefit of the Canal
Section 11. Whenever any passenger is
received on board of any steam vessel not
having the certified copies of the certificate
of approval placed and kept as required by
this Order, such vessel shall be liable to a
fine of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each passenger so received, to be recovered
in the Circuit Court of the Circuit in which
the vessel is to be found, and the money so
recovered shall be a lien upon the vessel,
which may be seized and sold to satisfy the
same, as well as all costs of the proceeding.
Section 12. No steamer carrying passen-
gers shall depart from any port or place in
the Canal Zone unless it shall have in its
service a full complement of licensed officers
and a full crew, as in the judgment of the
Board of Local Inspectors may be sufficient
at all times to manage the vessel.
Section 13. Every steam vessel licensed
under the provisions of this Order shall have
on board in an accessible place one life-pre-
server for every person allowed to be carried,
in addition to those provided for the crew of
such vessel; and if a greater number of pas-
sengers than is stated in the certificate is
taken on board of any vessel within the
waters of the Canal Zone, the master or owner
of such vessel shall be liable to any person
suing for the same to refund the passage
money and TEN DOLLARS for each passen-
ger beyond the number allowed.
Section 14. If any passenger steamer en-
gages in excursions within or from the waters
of the Canal Zone, the Board of Local Inspec-
tors shall issue to such steamer a special per-
mit in writing for the occasion, in which shall
be stated the additional number of passengers
that may be carried and the number and kind
of life saving appliances that may be provided
for the safety of such additional passengers,
and they shall also, in their discretion, limit
the route and distance for such excursions.
Section 15. The master of every passenger
steamer shall keep a correct list of all pas-
sengers received on board the vessel, which
record shall be open to the inspection of the
Inspectors and the officers of the Customs at
all times, and the correct number of pas-
sengers shall be furnished to the Inspectors
as often as called for.
Section 16. Every master of a passenger
steamer who fails through negligence or
design to keep a list of passengers as re-
quired by the preceding section shall be liable
to a fine of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS,
to be recovered in the Circuit Court of the
Circuit in which the vessel is to be found.
Section 17. Every steam vessel carrying
passengers shall be provided with two good
double-acting fire pumps to be worked by
hand; each chamber of such pumps shall be
of sufficient capacity to contain not less than
one hundred cubic inches of water and such
pumps shall be placed in the most suitable
part of such vessel for efficient service, having
suitable well fitted hose to each pump at
least one half the vessel in length and kept
at all times in perfect order and shipped up
and ready for use. On every steamer not
exceeding two hundred tons, one such jump
may be dispensed with. Each fire pump shall
be supplied with water by a suitable pipe
connection passing through the side of the
vessel so low as to be under water at all
times, and no fire pump thus provided shall
be placed below the lower deck of the vessel.
Every steamer shall also be provided with a
pump which shall be of sufficient strength
and suitably arranged to test the boilers
Section 18. Every vessel coming within the
provisions of this order shall be provided
with such number of life-boats, floats, rafts,
life-preservers, line carrying projectiles and
best means of propelling them, and drags,
as in the judgment of the Board of Local
Inspectors will best procure the safety of
all persons on board such vessels in case of
disaster. And every such vessel shall have
the life boats required by this order provided
with suitable boat disengaging apparatus, so
arranged as to allow such boats to be safely
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 51.
launched while such vessels are under speed
or otherwise so as to allow such disengaging
apparatus to be operated by one person,
disengaging both ends of the boat simultane-
ously from the tackle by which it may be
lowered to the water; and the Board of Local
Inspectors shall determine the kind of life-
boats, floats, rafts, life-preservers, line carry-
ing projectiles and means of propelling the
same, and drags which are to be used on the
vessel, and also the kind and capacity of the
pumps for freeing the vessel from water in
case of heavy leakage, the capacity of such
pumps being suited to the navigation in
which the vessel is employed.
Section 19. The owner or master of any
such vessel who refuses to provide such life-
boats, floats, rafts, life-preservers, line carry-
ing projectiles and means of propelling them,
drags, pumps or appliances which, under the
provisions of the preceding sections are
required by the Board of Local Inspectors,
shall be fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS,
and the same may be enforced against the
owner of the vessel personally or as a lien
upon the vessel, which may be seized and
sold to satisfy such fine and costs of court.
Section 20. The Board of Local Inspectors
shall have the power to enforce the require-
ments of this Order — first, by not granting a
certificate — second, by revoking the certificate
already issued to the vessel.
The owner or master of the vessel may
appeal from the action of the Board of Local
Inspectors to the head of the Department of
Civil Administration at any time within ten
days after the final action of the board; and
the Head of the Department of Civil Admin-
istration may modify or set aside the action
of the Local Board, and he shall certify his
ruling to the board for observance in each
Section 21. Whenever a steamer engaged
in carrying passengers to or from the Canal
Zone enters the waters of the Canal Zone, it
shall be the duty of the captain of the port
to notify the master or agent of such vessel
that the same is subject to the Inspection
Laws of the Canal Zone; and after being
so notified, it shall be the duty of the said
agent or master to make a written request to
the Board of Local Inspectors for the inspec-
tion of the vessel and her equipment in
accordance with the provisions of this Order.
Any agent or master of a vessel who fails or
refuses to make the written request as herein
provided for after receiving the notice above
mentioned from the Captain of the Port, shall
be liable to a fine of FIFTY DOLLARS upon
his conviction in the Circuit Court of the
Circuit in which said agent or master is to
Section 22. Any violation of the provisions
of this Order, for which a specific punishment
is not prescribed herein, shall subject the
owner or master of the offending vessel to a
fine not exceeding ONE THOUSAND DOL-
LARS, or by imprisonment in jail not ex-
ceeding six months, or both such fine and
imprisonment in the discretion of the Court.
Section 23. The fines and penalties im-
posed under this Order shall constitute a lien
on the vessel in each case, and upon judgment
for any such fine or penalty execution may
issue therefor, as in civil cases, against such
el, and same shall be sold to satisfy such
execution; and the court may order the pro-
visional detention of such vessel to abide the
judgment of the court; but a bond, to be
approved by the judge of the court, may be
given to secure the payment of any judgment
that may be rendered, arid the vessel shall be
Section 24. The Canal Commission may
establish rules and regulations not inconsist-
ent herewith for the better enforcement of
Section 25. This Order shall take effect
ninety days after the same shall have been
published in The Canal Record.
Wm. H. Taft
The White House,
July 21, 1911.
file cases contains about 70 boxes, each box
having sufficient space to accommodate 1,000
cards, a total of 70,000 cards to the case, or
a grand total of 210,000 cards for all three
cases. These, with the history chart cases,
make a total file capacity of about 425,000
cards and charts.
Ancon Hospital Records.
Six large file cases are being made to in-
crease the filing facilities in the library at
Ancon Hospital, three for the index cards of
hospital cases treated, and an equal number
for the history charts. Heretofore, the history
charts only have been kept in the library, but
when the new file cases arc finished all of the
completed index cards will be taken there
to be filed. About 107,000 index cards have
been filed to date, indicating the treatment
of that number of patients in Ancon Hospital
during the little more than seven years of
Canal construction. Each of the new index
Porto Bello Crusher.
During the week ending July 29, there were
crushed at Porto Bello, for the concrete work
at Gatun, 10 636 cubic yards of rock in 27.20
hours. The record for the week ending August
5 was 10,698 cubic yards in 29.49 hours. A
statement of the work done in the week
ending August 12, follows:
August 7 .
August 8 .
August 9 .
August 1 1
Total . .
The salesroom of the Ancon market is to
be enlarged, separate sections are to be
arranged for gold and silver employes, and
a grocery department is to be added.
LABOR FORCE AND QUARTERS IN JULY.
The total force at work on the Canal and railroad on July 26 was 34,681, as compared
with 32,690 at the end of June, and with 36,450 in July, 1910. Canal employes numbered 27,740,
and Panama railroad, 6,941. The number of "gold," or white American employes in July,
1911, was 4,250, as compared with 4,380 in July, 1910. The force report follows:
Const'ct'n and Eng'r'ng.
Panama railroad force, 3,599; Panama railroad relocation force. 2.165: Panama railroad commissary force
1,177. Total, 6,941 I. C. C. force. 27 740 Grand total. 34,681
*AU wages specified are in gold, tlncludes six 5-cent employes.
The employes in the Department of Construction and Engineering on July 26 were
distributed, as follows:
2.20 r -
2.6^0 1 S32
HO 1 461 3.-03
On August 1, there were 23,438 occupants of Commission quarters. Of this number, there
were 9,228 white Americans, including 5,261 men, 2,028 women, and 1,939 children. There
were 5,478 Europeans, of whom 4,891 were men, 242 were women, and 345 were children.
There were 8,515 negroes, of whom 5,998 were men, 1,102 were women, and 1,415 were children.
The above figures include 28 Asiatics at Balboa, and four at Porto Bello.
August 16, 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
Activities of the Young Men's Christian Associ-
The moving picture schedule for the week ending
August 26 is, as follows: Monday, Corozal; Tuesday,
Empire; Wednesday. Culebra; Thursday. Gatun;
Friday, Cristobal; Saturday, Gorgona.
The Hearons Sisters Concert Company of New York
City will arrive August 18, and will give a series of
entertainments, as follows:
Empire, Saturday. August 19; Gatun. Monday.
August 21; Gorgona, Tuesday, August 22; Cristobal.
Thursday, August 24; Porto Bello. Friday, August 25;
Empire, Sunday, August 27; Corozal, Monday, August
28; Culebra. Tuesday, August 29; Gatun. Wednesday.
August 30; Cristobal, Sunday, September 3; Corozal,
Thursday, September 7 ; Gorgona. Saturday, September
9; Culebra, Sunday. September 10.
The following high scores were rolled during the
week in duckpins- Huttelunier. 124, 113, 105; Palmer,
111. Ill; Fox. 106, 102; Bronson. Ill; Cornthwaite.
100; Brown, 100; Fay. 100.
The game of volleyball, between the married men
and bachelors, in the gymnasium on Friday evening,
resulted 2 to 1 in favor of the bachelors.
The local handicap bigpin series will begin August
20. Entrants must hand in their fee before the first
ball is rolled. Rules for the game will be posted as
soon as the committee has made out the handicaps.
The following high scores were bowled on the alleys
during the past week: Tenpins — Huson, 201; Ander-
son, 206; Giavolla. 202; Goolsby, 201; Pinney, 205;
Parkis. 213. Duckpins — Pinney. 103. 113; Reiman.
107. 117; Lang. 100; Payne. 104; Dakin. 100, 102;
Snapp. 108; Marshall. 110.
The topic for discussion in the literary and debating
society on August 10 will be "Individuality."
There will be an informal song service on Sunday
evening. August 20, at 9 o'clock.
The basketball game played on Saturday, August 12,
between the engineer's office and the gymnasium team,
resulted in a victory for the former by a score of 32 to
A boys' gymnasium class has been formed, and will
meet every Monday and Thursday at 5.10 p. m. A
regular course of calisthenics, mat, and apparatus
work will be given. Interest is manifested in the men's
gymnasium class, and the number is increasing at each
meeting. Monday nights, the class is preceded by a
talk on some subject in hygiene or personal care of
the health. On Thursday night, August 14. another
social gathering will be held after the gymnasium class.
The Uniformed Rank of the Knights of Pythias
held a drill at the clubhouse last Thursday night. Any
member of the Y. M. C. A. wishing to learn military
tactics with this drill class, is at liberty to take part
at the weekly meetings.
The Ancon bowling team came to Gatun on Saturday
night and met defeat in three straight games of duck-
The afternoons for ladies will, hereafter, be Wednes-
days and Fridays, from 2 to 5 o'clock. All ladies are
invited to use the bowling alleys on the above after-
noons. Rubber soled, or leather soled shoes without
heels, may be used on the alleys.
All men interested in a handball league are requested
to hand their names in to the desk by Saturday night.
An open meeting of the literary and debating club
will be held on Wednesday, August 23. The program
will consist of stories, songs, contests, and refreshments.
High scores for the week ending August 12 are. as
Duckpins — Herrington. 110; Hess. 107; Collins. 101;
Smith. 104; Claherty, 108, 105. 102; Bruggee, 106.
Tenpins— Furlong, 221. 213. 209. 201; Atkins. 226;
Barrett. 234. 209. 204. 200; Burns, T.. 200; Louch.
212. 201. 200. 200; Bullard. 202; Sterner, 207; Gibson.
The Porto Bello chess club has commenced a series
of match games between two teams named "The
checkmates," consisting of Hanbury. Tuttle. McDevitt,
Colberg. Gaskill and Rogers; and "The checkers," con-
sisting of Morgan. Corrigan. Mackintosh, Goodfellow.
Wright and Schreiber. Each player will play one game
with each player on the opposing team. The winners
will be tendered a banquet by the losing team.
The following vessels arrived at. or departed from,
the port of Balboa during the week ending August 12:
Arrivals — August 6. Pachitta, from Callao; August
7, Mexico, from Valparaiso; August 9. San Juan, from
San Francisco; August 11, Barracoula. from San
Francisco; August 12, Stanley Dollar, from San Fran-
Departures— August 6. Lansing, to Port Harford;
August 8, Ecuador, to Guayaquil; August 9. Huasco,
to Valparaiso; August 10. Acapulco, to San Francisco;
Peru, to Guayaquil; August 11, Riverside, to San Fran-
cisco; August 12. Manavi, to Buenaventura; Pachitea.
Rainfall from August 1 to 12, 1911. Inclusive.
Pacific Section —
*Miraflores . . .
Pedro Miguel .
Rio Grande. . .
Central Section —
♦Camacho. . . .
*Juan Mina . .
San Pablo ....
Tabernilla. . . .
*Monte Lirio .
Atlantic Section —
Porto Bello. .
*Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations — values
midnight to midnight. tTo 5 p. m., August 12.
JAugust 9 and 12. sTo 5 p. m.. August 11.
Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday. August 12, 1911.
heights are in feet above mean sea level.
Day and Date.
Sun., Aug. 6. . .
Mon.. Aug. 7 . .
Tues., Aug. 8 . .
Wed. Aug. 9.. .
Thurs.. Aug. 10
Fri., Aug. 11 . . .
Sat.. Aug. 12.. .
Height of low-
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for theweek ending August 23. 1911.
(75th meridian time):
Low. High. Low. High. Low.
August 1 7
August 18 .
August 2 1 .
August 22 .
August 23 .
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 August 12:
Colon. August 6, New York, with 53 cases caustic
soda, 29 barrels rosin. 12 kegs chalk. 9 cases insulated
wire, 8 barrels cutting compound, 143 bundles binder
board, 5 cases metal polish, for stock; 20 barrels baffle
brick, 5 cases electrical material, lor Pacific Division;
40 bundles car springs for Central Division; 8 cases
brake shoes for Atlantic Division; 10 packages drugs