There are seven churches, situated at Ancon,
Balboa, Culebra, Empire, Las Cascadas,
Gorgona, and Gatun. Although not in the
Canal Zone, Colon Hospital is under the Isth-
mian Canal Commission, arid a place has been
assigned there for services to be conducted by
the Catholic priest who is one of the chaplains.
Of the 15 chaplains in the employ of the Com-
mission, three are Roman Catholic priests and
a fourth, who works among the Spanish
laborers in all parts of the Zone, is an inter-
preter in the Quartermaster's Department.
A general article on church work under the
Commission and in the Canal Zone was pub-
lished in The Canal Record of July 27, 1910,
and articles detailing the work of various
church organizations were published in sub-
The first services held by the Roman Catho-
lics under the American regime were conduct-
ed in one of the buildings of Ancon Hospital,
at present used as a storehouse. In Novem-
ber, 1906, work was begun on the chapel and
mass was first celebrated there early in 1907.
It is in the hospital grounds near the gate. It
will seat 150 people, but the average attend-
ance at the two masses on Sunday is not over
eighty. The congregation is largely transient,
and no Sunday school is maintained because
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there are so few children. The Rev. Daniel
Quijano is pastor, and in addition has regular
wprk as chaplain at the hospital.
St. Mary's Star of the Sea is the name of
the church recently organized at Balboa by
the Rev. Henry C. Pouget, formerly a mis-
sionary among the Indians of New Mexico.
He came to the Isthmus late in 1909, and began
organizing the Catholics of Balboa and Coro-
zal into a regular congregation. On January
1, 1910, a plot of land 250 by 150 feet was
assigned by the Commission for a church
building, and work was immediately begun
on a temporary meeting house. The main
church is now nearing completion. It is a
wood structure 66 feet 8 inches by 26 feet,
and although not entirely finished, was opened
to the public on July 10. The Sunday masses
are attended by about 100 people, and ar-
rangements are in progress to hold evening
services. The men of the parish have been
organized under the name of St. Mary's Club,
and the women have formed an altar society,
which is active socially. A Sunday school
has been organized, but its sessions were sus-
pended recently to be resumed this fall. This
church numbers among its congregation
residents of Miraflores, Corozal, and new and
The energies of the congregation of the
Church of the Holy Redeemer at Culebra and
of the pastor, the Rev. Henry Collins, are
centered at the present on the construction
of a reinforced concrete church on the edge of
Culebra Cut. The building was described in
The Canal Record of August 3. Mass is
celebrated in the apse of the building, which
was completed first and given a temporary
roof in order to accommodate the congregation.
It is estimated that the building will cost
$30,000 and of this amount, $10,000 have
already been expended.
St. Ferdinand's Church at Empire was
established in December, 1908, at which time
the number of persons attending the services
each Sunday averaged 80, and the Sunday
school had a membership of 15. The removal
of the priest in charge, the Rev. Ferdinand
Allot, from residence in Panama to Empire
has enabled him to extend the work, so that
the average congregation on Sunday mornings
is between four and five hundred. This is
composed of residents of Empire, Pedro
Miguel, and Paraiso, more than 100 Americans
among the number, and West Indians from
Culebra and Las Cascadas. The Sunday
school is in charge of three Sisters of Charity,
who come from Panama. The school is
divided into three sections, the English Sister
having 45 pupils, among them 10 Americans;
a Colombian Sister teaches 35 native children,
and a French Sister has a class of 20 French
children. There is an altar society, divided
into two sections; one being composed of
American women, which has 30 members, and
a West Indian section of 50 members. Ser-
mons are preached in English, French and
Spanish. The choir is composed of West
Indians. Baptisms in the church average 20
a month. The pastor holds classes for in-
struction in church doctrine. The average
attendance at daily mass, said at 6.15 a. m.,is
310. In addition to his duties in connection
with the pastorate of St. Ferdinand's Church,
Father Allot is visiting chaplain at large for
the Commission, and is charged with making
visits to the leper asylum at Palo Seco, three
days in each month being spent with the pa-
tients in that institution. The church build-
ing is owned by the Isthmian Canal Commis-
The Commission chaplain at Colon Hospi-
tal, the Rev. P. Jose Volk, has charge of serv-
ices in three churches, in addition to his
duties as chaplain. St. Joseph's Church in
Cristobal was organized about a year ago, and
has a membership of about 250. Opposite
this church is a day and boarding school con-
ducted by the Christian Brothers with an
attendance of about forty boys. The in-
struction is principally in English, but there
are also classes in Spanish and other lan-
guages. The Church of the Immaculate
Conception in Colon has witnessed two
thousand baptisms and two hundred mar-
riages in the past five years. In connection
with this parish, the Christian Brothers,
with a teaching staff of eight, conduct a
school which is attended by three hundred
boys between the ages of six and fourteen
years. Six members of the Sisters of Charity
conduct a similar school for girls at which the
attendance is about two hundred. At Maja-
gual, near Cristobal, a frame church building
has recently been erected and a school has
Baseball Plans for 1910-11.
The baseball committee, consisting of repre-
sentatives of the Atlantic and Isthmian
Leagues, appointed to consider plans for the
coming season, have accepted the conditions
attached to the granting of free transporta-
tion to players, tentatively approved by the
Chairman and Chief Engineer, in accordance
with the arrangement published in The Canal
Record of August 31. This insures a one-
league association, instead of two, and the
conduct of organized baseball on the Isthmus
strictly in keeping with National League
There will be six teams in the new league,
viz., Ancon, Empire, Camp Elliott, Gor-
gona, Commissary-Subsistence, and Cristo-
bal-Colon. The two latter teams will represent
the Atlantic coast, and will utilize the best of
the talent comprised in the four-team Atlantic
League of last season. It has been decided
that all of last year's players must report
back to their respective clubs, until reg-
The new circuit will have three parks, one
each at Ancon, Empire and Colon, and a
game will be played at each park on each
scheduled date, weather permitting. The
season will consist of a series of 25 Sunday
and holiday games, beginning with December
18, the first Sunday before Christmas.
A meeting of the representatives of the old
leagues will be held at Ancon on November 6,
when the new league will be formally or-
ganized, officers elected, a constitution adopt-
ed, and arrangements made for the season's
schedule of games.
A picked team from Ancon played a game
of baseball with a picked team from Balboa at
the Ancon park on Sunday afternoon, Sep-
tember 25, resulting in a score of 6 to 5 in
favor of Ancon.
The Hon. Thomas C. Dawson, American
Minister to Panama, accompanied by Mrs.
Dawson and three children, and Mr. Charles
Campbell, Jr., secretary of legation, arrived
at Colon on the Zacapa on September 23.
Mr. Dawson presented his credentials to
President Mendoza on Saturday, September
24, and was formally received as Minister.
Mr. R. O. Marsh, secretary of the American
legation in Panama and charge d'affaires
since the departure of the former Minister,
the Hon. R. S. Reynolds Hitt, sailed for New
York on the Ancon on September 26, accom-
panied by Mrs. Marsh.
Mr. Thomas L. Clear, accompanied by
Mrs. Clear, returned from his vacation in the
States on the Colon, arriving at Cristobal on
Applications for married quarters on file
on September 1, were as follows:
Las Cascadas-Bas Obispo.
Pedro Miguel-Paraiso. . . .
August 1 .
June 1 . . .
*Persons employed prior to January 1, 1908.
The figures in parentheses show the number of appli-
cants already occupying regular or nonhousekeeping
family quarters at stations, other than those at which
applications are filed.
JAMES-RENSHAW— On Saturday evening, Sep-
tember 10, at the home of the bride at the University
of Virginia, Julia Wickham Renshaw, daughter of Mrs.
Robert Henry Renshaw, to Alfred Randolph James.
Canal Zone residence at Corozal.
September 28, 1910.
THE CANAL RECORD
Central Division Organization.
Office of the Division Engineer,
Empire. September 24. 1910.
Central Division Circular No, 161:
By authority of the Chairman and Chief Engineer,
the following changes in the organization of the Central
Division are made, effective September 25, 1910.
Mr. G. A. Greenslade having tendered his resignation,
the position of General Superintendent of Construction
is abolished. Mr. A.' E. Bronk is appointed General
Inspector. Mr. W. I. Beam is appointed Chief Clerk.
D. D. GaillaRD, Division Engineer.
Railroad Station at New Gatun.
Panama Railroad Company
Office of General Superintendent
Colon, R. P., September 23, 1910.
Circular No. 206:
To All Concerned: Effective with our new time table,
September 25, 1910. New Gatun will be opened as a.
freight and passenger station, and all rates, both freight
and passenger, now in effect from Gaiun to other sta-
tions and vice versa, will also apply to New Gatun.
until further notice.
All agents will see that this circular is posted on their
bulletin boards for the information of the public.
F. Mears. Acting General Superintendent.
Rainfall from September 1 to 24. Inclusive.
MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.
Pacific Section —
Central Section —
Atlantic Section — ■
•To 12 noon,
Ancon. C. Z., September 28, 1910.
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 the addressee:
Burggraf. John J.
Bushnell. C. R.
Caster, Simion R.
Childs, W. H.
Clark. Mrs. Blanch
Geddes, C. R.
Heath. Agnea S.
Howard, Chas. A.
Hubbard. John P.
Jones, Miss Annie L.
Kopke, Mrs. Rudolph
Kunce, A. L.
Mathews, Capt. James
McCain. Mrs. W. H.
Michel, W. H.
Perry, H. E.
Piper. L. W.
Reese. John L.
Saint Phalle, Comte de
Shailer. Philip R.
Sittig. Jos. A.
Smiley, T. M.
Smith. Mildred E. G
Smith, Miss Willie
Stewart. Miss Ethel
Walker. Edw. H.
cover the entire lot and must be accompanied by a
deposit of $50.
Proposals should be mailed to the office of the under-
signed in sealed envelope, marked "Proposal for the
purchase of miscellaneous lot of building material."
The Government reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids or any part thereof.
R. E. Wood, Acting Chief Quartermaster.
Sale of Building Material.
Culebra. C. Z.. September 24. 1910.
Sealed proposals will be received at this office until
3 p. m.. Saturday, October 1. 1910, and then opened.
for the purchase of a miscellaneous lot of building
material, viz: Sash, doors, blinds, etc. A list of these
articles, showing sizes, etc.. can be obtained from this
office, or at the offices of the District'Quartermasters in
the Zone. The material is now stored at the Empire
storehouse and is open for'inspection. Proposals must
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending October 5,
1910, (75th meridian time):
Auction of Unclaimed Goods.
Panama Railroad Company,
Office of General Superintendent,
Colon. R. P.. September 10, 1910.
In order to recover freight and storage charges, the
Panama railroad will dispose of the accumulation of
over and unclaimed shipments now in its possession, by
public auction Wednesday, October 5. 1910. at 9 a. m.,
sale to be held on dock 1 1 , Cristobal C. Z.
The items to be sold consist of a miscellaneous assort-
ment of wines, liquors, household goods, building ma-
terial, stationery, groceries, dry goods, machinery and
merchandise'in general, all of which has been held six
months and over in an effort to locate owner.
J. A. Smith, General Superintendent.
The Isthmian Canal Commission Band will give a
concert at Balboa. C. Z„ on Sunday, October 2, 1910,
at 2 p.m. The program follows:
1 March— La Guardia Real Alvarez
2 Selection — A Trip to Japan Klein
3 Concert Number — .4 mong the Lilies Frey
4 Waltz — Cupid Astray Rolfe
5 Overture — Amazon Kiesler
6 Medley March — Put On Your Old Gray
7 Sextet from Lucia Donizetti
8 Medley Selection— .1 mi na La Farge
9 March — The Annihilates Clement
Chas. E. Jennings. Musical Director.
The next concett will be given at the Hotel Tivoli,
Ancon, on Sunday. October 9. at 7.30 p. m.
Opening of School.
The public schools will open on October 3,
at 9 a. m.
At Colon beach brake service will be fur-
nished all children in the first to fourth grades,
inclusive. Children above these grades, as
heretofore, will furnish their ,own means of
conveyance. The brake will leave Colon
Beach schoolbuilding at 8.20 o'clock on the
first morning, and thereafter at 8. In the
afternoon the brake will leave the Colon
Beach building at 12.50.
White children at Mount Hope will attend
school-at Cristobal. Children living at points
between Tabernilla and Gatun, will attend
at Gatun. Children above the fifth grade at
Tabernilla, and all children at other points
between Gorgona and Gatun will attend at
School will be held at Las Cascadas until
the Empire addition is completed. Children
above the fifth grade at Las Cascadas will
attend at Empire from the opening. Children
at points between Gorgona and Empire will
attend at Empire pending decision as to the
establishment of a school at Bas Obispo.
Owing to the fact that the Paraiso-Pedro
Miguel road cannot be used, school will be
opened at Paraiso for grades 1 to 5, inclusive.
Children above these grades will be accommo-
dated at either Culebra or Ancon. Grades 1 to
5, inclusive, will be given instruction at Pedro
Miguel. Children in grades higher than grade
5 will be accommodated at Ancon. Corozal
children will be carried by brake to Ancon.
The brake will leave the schoolbuilding at
Corozal at 8 o'clock sharp. A teacher will be
in charge of this brake.
All high school children living at Culebra
and Colon and intermediate points will
attend at Gatun. Those living at points
between Ancon and Culebra, and those above
the first year at Ancon, may elect between
Gatun and Ancon. All first year pupils
living at Ancon will be accommodated at
Ancon. Children attending the Gatun high
school will leave their homes on the train ar-
riving at Gatun at 12.40 p. m. All others
should leave their homes in time to arrive at
school for the opening of the morning session.
The Ancon-Balboa brake service will be
continued. The brake will leave Balboa at
Where children cannot be provided with
school privileges in the grades to which they
belong at their own stations, free transporta-
tion will furnished on application to the office
of the Superintendent of Schools at Ancon.
MEETINGS OF TEACHERS.
White teachers of the public schools will
meet at Ancon schoolbuilding on Saturday,
October 1, at 3 p. m. Colored teachers will
meet at 9 a. m.
Dredging operations are in progress in the
channel in front of the sand dock at Balboa.
The bottom at this point was originally 25
feet below mean tide, but it has gradually
filled with silt until dredging is necessary in
order that a tug with its tows may come up to
the dock at low water without danger of
The tug La Boca which tows the sand barges
between Point Chame' and the Balboa sand
dock is uninterruptedly in the service night
and day, its stay at the sand bed, or at the
unloading dock being limited to the time it
takes to connect with the barges. The tug
will probably be relieved by the Miraflores,
when that vessel, now rounding South Amer-
ica, reaches port.
The supply boat Chame is being equipped
with a new steam steering gear to take the
place of the hand gear formerly in use.
The position of master mechanic at the
marine shops has been abolished.
Clapet No. 1 is on the gridiron at the ship-
ways for a general overhauling. Its steering
shafts will be equipped with a sand excluding
Civil Service Examinations.
Examinations for the position of civil
engineer and superintendent of construction
in the Quartermaster's Department at large
and typewriter in the Isthmian Canal Service,
which were postponed from September 18,
will be held on October 2. The civil engineer
and superintendent of construction examina-
tion will require two days, October 2 and 3.
Application blanks for either examination
may still be procured by addressing the under-
signed. John K. Baxter,
Secretary. Isthmian Civil Service Board.
Culebra, C. Z., September 24, 1910.
The following vessels arrived at and departed from
the port of Balboa during the week ending September
Arrivals — September 17. Ecuador, from Guayaquil;
September 18. City of Para, from San Francisco; Sep-
tember 19. Mexico, from south ports.
Departures — September 20. City of Panama, to San
Francisco; Loa to south ports.
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. TV., No. 5.
Activities of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
Themeetingof thediscussion dub held on Wedn
evening, September 21, was led by Geo. R. D. Kramer,
the subject being "Exercise." At the meeting of the
club to be held on Wednesday evening, September 28,
the Rev. A. A. Nellis will lead the discussion on "What
Shall We Read?"
The informal "social" held on Thursday evening.
September 22, was well attended. The program in-
cluded piano solos by Mr. Richardson, Arthur Howard,
and Mrs. C. O. Carlson; vocal solo by Mr. Kramer;
violin duet by Messrs. Demetrio Brid and E. Dow Gil-
man, with Mrs. E. E. Lee at the piano. Lieut. M. C.
Hargraves of London told some incidents in connection
with his walk around the world. Ice cream and cake
were served. The "social" closed with singing of
popular songs, after which Lieut. Hargraves gave
Following are the 200 scores bowled thus far during
September: Hostetter, 246, 204; Dougherty. 221;
Herrington. 211; G. Hayes. 203.213; Cohen. 201; Men-
gel, 200; Hall. 216.204, 203; Case. 205. 206. 204.
On Saturday evening, September 24. Empire's first
team took three games from Culebra's first team by
the following scores:
Time Office" and the "Y. M. C. A. Pickers" resulted in
the latter team taking three straight games, the scores
being as follows:
MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.
Brown 167 15S 212
Potter 167 20S 185
Shaugnessy.. 158 161 172
Pearson 176 191 185
Huson 175 136 173
Total 843 851 927
Cohen. ... 190 167 176
Herrington 167 167 142
Hostetter.. 140 141 159
Case 131 138 162
Dougherty 180 190 165
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The meeting of the discussion club held on September
21, was led by A. B. Dickson, the subject being "Our
The following 200 scores were rolled during the week
ending September 24: Reed. 205; Brown. 206; Johnson,
208; Gustavson. 205. 201; Potter. 207; McLeod, 214.
Messrs. Pearson, Rouneswell and Smallwood. re-
spectively, are the winners of the class A, B, and C pool
tournaments for the month of September. The finals
will be played this week.
Empire's second team took two out of three games
from Culebra's second team on Saturday night, Sep-
tember 24, by the following scores:
Nicodemus 132 146 128
Hall 135 134.
Fleischman.. 171 164 116 Goolsby. . . 152 149 153
Huttlemeier. 139 206 203 Sawtelle... 179 127 203
Hayes 114 170 167 Giavelli . . . 139 167 153
Mengel 139 145 210 Gustavson. 165 179 152
Total 698 749 817 Total... 767 76S 789
Cristobal defeated Empire in a game of basketball on
Saturday night, September 24; score 31 to 22. Follow-
ing is the line up: Cristobal — Seaton, Prather, Yifquain.
Schwallenberg and Pring. Empire — Leylander. King,
Lyon, Seaton. McCullough.
The literary and debating society rendered the fol-
lowing program Friday evening, September 23: Selec-
tion, Empire male quartet; reading, "Henry Clay,"
J. R. McNeil; vocal solo. Miss Roche; address. "The
Perfect Tribute." Rev. A. A. Nellis; dance. Miss Roche;
vocal solo. Mr. King.
Gorgona's first team took two out of three games from
Cristobal's first team on Saturday night, September 24,
following being the scores:
Roper 172 196 179
Gaedkie. . . 233 211 1>7
White 16S 160 138
Otis 161 184 179
Sexton 24S 187 177
Louch 204 143 163
Rabbitt 159 138 167
Collins 215 160 172
Thomas 131 140 146
Bullard 179 157 163
Total 888 738 811 j Total... 979 938 800
A very entertaining moving picture show was given
on Friday evening, September 23.
The meeting of the discussion club last week was led
by E. A. Putnam of Culebra. his subject being, "What
Is Failure?" Twenty men were present.
Monday and Thursday are practice nights for basket-
ball, and a game between miscellaneous teams will be
played each Wednesday night.
The next meeting of the discussion club will be held
on Friday night, September 30, under the leadership of
Mr. Smith. The subject to be discussed is "Fellow-
The gymnasium classes will meet each week on Mon-
day and Wednesd starting September 26
The work will be corrective and recreative, and all are
invited to attend.
The bowling match between the "Martyrs of the
Kiernan. . . . 158 168 150
Meyers 104 94 136
Dalton 157 147 140
Tulley 16S 135 132
Durand 181 201 174
Hodges.... 1S6 151 136
Wolf 167 176 166
Teimer.. . . 151 133 156
Warr 15S 144 134
DeMoll. . . 156 1SS 162
Total 768 745 732 Total... SIS 7S9
. On Saturday night, October 1, Gatun's second team
will bowl at Culebra. and Culebra's first team will bowl
The moving picture entertainment on Monday
evening. September 19, wis attended by a latge audi-
ence. The pictures of the Wi ig'ht aeroplane were especi-
ally appreciated. Another entertainment of the same
character was given on Monday evening. September 26.
The meeting of the discussion club was postponed
last week. This week, F. C. Freeman of Culebra will be
the leader, taking for his topic "Our Thoughts." All
are welcome to attend these informal gatherings.
The membership is advancing favorably in spite of
the reduction of force at the P. R. R. shops and dry
dock. The membership clock now stands at 424. The