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Breakwater, 77. 218. 337, 361.

Transfer of Pacific Mail interest, 388.
Navigation —

Aids. 121. 265. 338. 353. 356, 363.

Laws. Part 2. No. 21.
Nombre de Dios. wrecks unearthed. 54. 313.
Nursing, District. Colon. 189. 245. 321.



Obispo Diversion, concrete flume. 145.
Obituary —

Alleman, L. H.. 179.

Allison. E. H„ 203.

Blair, John C. 411.

Brady. VV. H. H.. 140.

Bremner, Fleming, 147.

Brown, John Fremont, 381.

Callahan. Mrs. Margaret. 228.

Clark. Mrs. E. B.. 228.

Cleary. J. R., 244.

Coit, John J.. 27.

Corse, Wm. B.. 259.

Crawford, John, 147.

Cuvillier. Charles Matthew, 244.

Dabbs. John S., 147.

Davis, James F., 134.

Day. Henry G.. 203.

Dennis, L. R.. 349.

Drake. Mrs. Edwin P., 371.

Elsey, John T., 403.

Evans, J. D., 134.

Frank. Edwin E.. 163.

Gey, Marie Emile Pierre. 363-

Gibson, Mrs. Lillie, 228.

Guertler. Charles, 371.

Holstead, W. S.. 59.

Hammond. Capta-in Edwin, 349.

Harlow, James B., 301.

Harrington. William T.. 21. '

Hartson, Mildred. 251.

Haven. Fred B., 35.

Hobrough, John M.. 229. 235-

Holland. Daniel, 294.

Kent, Mary Enola, 324.

Kreiter, James Monroe. 411.

LaRue. Alex., 197,

Lentin. Gerhard, 21.

lx)gan. A. C. 179.

Lynch, James, 66.

McArthur, Semore, 411.

McGraw, Mrs. Daniel. 228.

Massi. Rev. Father Pius, 37.

Mealey, Robert. 3^9.

Murphy, A. R.. 115.

Notte, John S., 267.

O'Neil, Ambrose, 315.

Payne. Mrs. John Scott, 403.

Penney, H. H.. 381.

Sapusnik, Mrs. Rose, 76.

Schaberle. John A.. 59,

Schofield. R. H.. 318.

Shackleton. Mrs. Wm., 235.



Obituary —

Shaler, Colonel J. R., 27.
Siegle, William, 35.
Simmons, David C, 147.
Skipper, William A., 301.
Smith, Mrs. Richard C, 134.
Sobey, Rev. Joshua Heath, 107.
Strobridge, Mrs. Lavinia. 211.
White, Louis R., 171.
Woodburn. Mrs. Effie M., 134.
Observation car for visitors, 297.
Officials, Canal and Panama, directory, 8. 160, 248,

360.
Oil —

Fuel —

Agreement with Union Oil Co., 241.
Boiler efficiency, 33.
Consumption, 241, 345.
Lubricating —

Consumption, 165.
Contract let, 377.
Issue and use. 127, 152. 191.351.
Reports. 139.
Ordinances —

Automobile licenses, 109, 118.
Bicycle license and regulations, 339.
Chauffeur licenses, 347.

Coach hire rates, 139, 151, 278. Part 2. No, 36.
Fire protection, rules and regulations, 243, 333.
Hunting and trespassing on watersheds, 307.
Organization changes. 254.



Pacific Division —

Engineer. Acting, 22.
Organization, changes, 266.
Telephone service, 73.
Pacific Mail Steamship Co —

Freight agreement with Panama railroad, 34, 209.

285, 325.
Freight service, 67.
Transfer of interest in islands, 388.
Pacific Steam Navigation Co., rates to South Amercia,

380.
Panama-David railroad survey, 49. J05.
Panama railroad —

Accidents. 4. 27. 42, 44. 67, 115, 134, 187. 197. 331,

363. 371, 381.
Apartment house. 305.
Auditor, local, appointment, 280. 335.
Baggage and advertising privileges. 375.
Coal, prices. 304, 312.
Commissary. See Commissary.
Corral, widening stalls, 369.
Dispatcher, Chief, appointment, 22, 319.
Drinking cups on trains, 393.
Earnings, fiscal year, 213.
Election of directors and officers, 374.
Freight agreement with carriers, 34. 209. 285, 325.
Freight handling improvements, 129.
Gravel for construction work, 249.
Hotels in Colon, 249, 306, 396.
Information for travelers, 155.
Injunction against, application. 371, 380. j88.
Injury pay for employes. 357.
Insurance, 301.

Interlocking plant at Mt. Hope. 170.
Invoices, surcharge. 175.
Land claims. 65. 388.
Lands. 49. 389.
Laundry, 386.

Paraiso station discontinued, 87.
Parlor car service. 129.
Pilot boat. 49.
Relocation —

Engineer. Acting. 247,
Ditching machine, 105.
Dynamite explosion. 42.
Excavation —

Contract. 177, 401.
Cost. 76.

Records. 10. 67. 107, 227. 265. 291. 338.
363. 398, 409.
Gatun to Pedro Miguel. 121, 137.
Track material, 385.

See also Chairman and Chief Engineer,
monthly reports.



I NDEX



Panama railroad —

Rolling stock, transfer, 70.

Schedule of trains during floods. 62.

Special trains. 27, 254.

Stations, 39. 87.

Steamship repairs. 233.

Steerage rates on steamships, 22.

Stopover on trip tickets, 215.

Stores, consolidation, 147.

Superintendent, General, Acting, 31.

Ties, hardwood, 369.

Timetables, 26, 31, 143. 162. 239, 250, 255. 350,
382, 388.

Traffic, agreement with carriers, 209. 285, 325.
Panama City —

Electric street railway, 157.

Garbage disposal, 11, 82.

Improvements, Panama and Colon. 41, 44, 54, 57.
73, 113, 161.

Injured Americans, 77.

Roof gutters, defective. 75.

Sewer, storm. 41, 161.

Water-
Accounts, 111.
Regulations, 209.
Supply, 223, 233, 363.
Panama Republic —

Customs increase 179.

Lighthouses and aids to navigation 265, 338. 356.
363.

See also Colon.
Passports for deck passengers. 106.
Patterns. 136, 295. 303.
Pay car schedule, 280.
Pay certificate signatures. 367.
Petitions, employes. 97. 138. 211. 220, 243.
Photographs and blue prints, 247.
Pilot boat, Panama railroad. 49.
Piles-
Concrete, cost. Part 2, No. 50.

Lock guide walls. 122, 217.
Planing mill work, 247.
Poisoning, ptomaine at mess, 11.
Police, Chief, Acting. 136.
Policeman accidentally shot. 131.
Police stations, additional, 178.
Politics, participation, 67.
Postmaster absconds, 155, 187. 197.
Posts, Customs and Revenues, report. 43.
Poultry farm, Ancon Hospital. 411.
Power plant condensers, 1.
Printing plant, monotype equipment, 14.
Prisoners, penitentiary. 67. 326.
Profane language. 399.
Property —

Deeds, executing and recording. 212.

Sale, 375.

Surveyed, disposition, 224.
Public Works, Superintendent, appointment, 244.
Pumping plants. 1, 181.
Purchasing Agent, appointments. 55, 177.



Quarantine Regulations, 245.
Quarantine station, Colon. 393.
Quarry —

Ancon. 4. 123. 379.

Cost of stone production. See Cost statements.

Porto Bello. 14, 385.

See also Rock crushers.
Quartermaster's Department- -

Depot Quartermaster. Acting, 55.

Purchasing Agent, Acting. 55. 177.
Quarters —

Family —

Applications. 3&. 78. 111. 135. 19$. 230. 274,

318. 351. 375. 407.
Occupation. 16.

Xonhousekeeping, 328.

Reports, monthly, 328.

R

Rainfall —

Freshets. 1. 65, 117. 193. 363.
Records —

Monthly. 15,54. Ill, 115. 158. 175. 191. 240.
263. 295. 328. 399.

Yearly. 1910. 215.



Rainfall—

See also each issue.

See also Weather reports.
Ratings and rates of pay, 47. 55, 136. 139, 247, 254.

375, 415.
Rations, prices. 247.
Real estate —

Conveyances. 14.

Deeds, executing and recording, 212.

Taxes, collection, 58.
Recommendations, forged, 145.
Recruiting labor prohibited. 146.
Red Cross —

Chinese chapter's work, 259.

Colon fire relief work, 243, 262. 324.

Election of officers. 126.

Endowment fund. 235.

Financial statements. 13. 54. 110. 125, 163. 190.
235, 263, 299. 334. 366.

Notices. 70. 190. 195, 203. 211. 339. 382.
Relocation, Panama railroad. See Panama railroad.
Reservoirs. See Water supply.
Revenues, monthly reports. 18. 68. 109. 140. 178. 195.

229. 270. 301. 349, 380.
Rio Grande diversion channel, 25.
Roads. See Highways.
Rock crushers—

Ancon. 123.

Cost. See Cost statements.

Porto Bello. 74. 201, 223, 330.

Reports, weekly. See each issue.

See also Chairman and Chief Engineer, monthly
reports.
Rod men and levelmen. examinations. 62. 77. 125, 357.
Rolling stock, transfer, 70.
Roof gutters, defective, 75.
Roosevelt. Theodore, extract from speech, 21.

S

Saloons —

Areas. 286.

Licenses granted. 21, 336.
Salvation Army Institute. 326.
Sand —

Cost. See Cost statements.
Nombre de Dios output, 74. 219. 259.
Shipments, monthly. Balboa, 14.51. 109. 136. 187.

223. 251. 291. 322. 354. 407.
Prices. 231.
Sanitation. Department —

Organization changes. 402.
Sanitary Officer. Acting Chief. 55. 303.
Savings bank for West Indians. 228.
Scales, inspection and adjustment. 224.
Schools —

Attendance. 54, 125, 202.
Buildings, 18. 77, 105. 137, 189.
College entrance examinations. 274.
Colored. 163.

Examination for teachers. 19. 103. 301.
Gardens. 202. 291.
High school commencement. 348.
Holidays. 127.

Medical inspection, 209. 285.
Opening. 18. 26. 39, 54.
Teachers, assignment. 26, 202.
Teachers meeting. 39, 163.
Vacation. 334. 371.
Scrap, French. 145, 231, 381, 410.
Seamen, deserting, arrest and discharge. 307.
Secretary of War. visit. 369.
Seismograph station at Gatun. 177.
Seven Years of Canal Construction, 293.
Shir-ways. Balboa. See Marine Shops.
Shops—

Cocoli closed. 16, 27.

Coupon books, cash sale. 267, 402.

Expense percentage. 295.

Force reduction. 247.

Gorgona —

Bushings, manufacture, 328.

Car repairs. 333.

Castings, defective, 78.

Equipment, new. 65.

Foundry. 139. 170. 333.

Inspection car and lifting magnet. 229.

Manufacture of material. 152.

Order system. 57.



Shops —

Gorgona —

Planing mill work, 247.
Sand blast cleaning, 333.
Tin and pipe shop, 114.
Welding, Thermit, 73.
Work increase, 27.
Inspector, duties. 152.
Mechanics, temporary service. 79.
Patterns, return and cost, 136, 295.
Rules governing employes, 183.
Standardizing methods, 280.
Steel casting plant, 265.
Tool rooms, 6.

Transfer to Mechanical Division, 27, 263.
Sidewalks, construction and repair, 95. 249.
Six- Year employes, society. 395, 403.
Slaughter of animals for food. 271.
Slides—

Bas Obispo rock. 41.
Blasting effect. 233.
Culebra Cut. 25. 49.65.89. 169, 193. 281,337, 361,

377, 381.
Estimate of material. 377, 381.
Gatun locks. 91.
Geologic study. 81. 115.
Las Cascadas. 137.
Paraiso, 220.
Social life. See each issue.
Spillways —

Bridges across, 41.
Concrete laid —

Monthly. 20. 52. 92, 124. 164, 188, 222. 260.

292. 332. 364.
Weekly, See each issue.
Cost. See Cost statements.
Gates, bridges and caissons. 365. 393.
Miraflores. plans. 36-37.

■See also Chairman and Chief Engineer, monthly
reports.
Spoil transportation. 18, 140. 196, 353, 409.

See also Dumps.
Spreaders, spoil, improvements. 141.
Stamps, postage —

New issue, 194.

Sale, monthly reports. 18. 68, 109. 140. 178,
195. 229. 270. 301. 349. 380.
Stationery, standardization. 191. 190.
Steamships —

Arrivial, information. 267.

California-Atlantic Co. See California-Atlantic

Co.
Finance, loss claims. 242. 285.
Hamburg-American. See Hamburg-American.
Inspection, 215, 405.
Pacific-Mail. See Pacific Mail.
Rates, employes. 303. 335, 380.
Repairs, 233.
Sailings. See each issue.
Steerage rate. 22.
Steam shovel —

Dipper trip, invention, 283.

Panama railroad, records. 10. 67. 107. 227. 259.

265. 291. 338. 363. 398, 409.
Record ^—

Daily. 19. 25. 33. 49. 65. 89, 97, 129, 137. 165,

195, 225. 233. 273. 313. 393.
Monthly. 19. 51. 107. 123. 179. 195. 227, 259,

291, 331. 363. 398.
See also Excavation tables.
Repairs, cost. 242.
Steel casting plant, 265.

Stimson. Henry L.. Secretary War, visit. 369.
Stone —

Cost of production. See Cost statements.
See also Rock crushers.
Storehouses —

Consolidation. 147. 193.
Spare parts and material. 247.
Stock reduction. 150.
Storms, local. 117. 381.
Stowaways from West Indies. 370. 390.
Strangers Club, election. 123.
Strike, boilermakers. 97. 105. 129.
Subsistence Officer. Acting. 280.
Suicides, 4, 91.
Supplies for Canal work. See each issue.



INDEX



Supreme Court appointments, 235, 251.
Surcharges, labor and material, 175. 328.
Surveys —

Biological, 145.

Fish. 42.

Lands, 3, 252.

Panama-David railroad. 49, 105.
Swamp lands, reclaiming, 193, 337, 379.

T
Taft, President Wm. H., visit and addresses. 57. 82,

91, 99.
Taxes —

Collection, 58.

Vehicles, 109. 111.

See also Revenues, monthly reports.
Telephone —

Culebra exchange, 55.

Improvements. 50, 177, 313.

Pacific Division service, 73.
Third Division, Acting Assistant Engineer, 31.
Tides —

Tables. See each issue.

Unusually high. 66. 257.
Timekeeping rules published, 50.

Timetables, Panama railroad. See Panama railroad.
Tivoli Hotel—

Accomodations, additional, 244. 385.

Rates and rules, 87.
Toro Point —

Beach life line. 313.

Coconut grove, claim adjustment, 281.

Transportation, Sunday. 378.



Towing system, locks, 113, 385.
Track shifters —

Conductor. 104.

Improvements, 141.

Records, 227.
Trade, shipping growth, 57.
Trails, clearing, 69. 76. 79. S7. 108,.

See also Highways.
Transportation —

Children, requests. 238.

Committee recommendations, 22.

Equipment. Central Division, 196.

Official. 231.

Spoil. 18. 140, 196, 353, 409.

Steamship, 303, 335, 380.
Traveling engineers, appointment and duties, 127, 152,

399.
Tuberculosis work. Colon, 245.
Tugs —

Fire fighting equipment. 401.

Schedules, 346, 356, 375. 380.

Use. 359.

Voyage of Miraflores, 73, 81.
Typewriter repairs. 95.

U

Union Oil Company, agreement, 241.

United Fruit Company, steamship service. 78. 339.

University Club, 67, 354.

Unloaders —

Central Division records, 4. 18, 19. 45, 57. 106. 125.
165. 178, 196, 230, 249, 258, 291, 349. 367. 408.

Improvements. 141.



Valves, lock, 33, 125, 219, 257. 393, 395.
Vehicle tax, 109, 118.
Visitors, inspection of work, 271, 326.
Volunteer officers, examination, 326.

W

Warehouse for Condemned Stores, 17.

See also Storehouses.
Washington's Birthday, 207.
Washington hotel, 306, 396.
Waste, cotton, 95.
Water —

Accounts with Panama, 111.

Cocoli Lake, 181, 223, 233, 353.

Drinking, 207, 391.

Fire protection, 345.

Pressure at locks, 197.

Restriction, 167. 312.
Watersheds, hunting and trespassing, 224, 307.
Weather conditions, monthly reports, 16, 55, 111, 118,
158, 191, 231, 263. 302, 328. 363. 399.

See also Rainfall.
White Slave Law. 35.
Wireless stations, working hours, 175.
Women's organizations, 387.

See each issue.
Work requests. 247, 295.
Work, unsatisfactory, report, 271.



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ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1910. No. 1.



Volume IV.



The Canal Record

Published weekly under the authority and supervision of
the Isthmian Canal Commission.



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Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roll.
F.xtra copies and back numbers can be obtained from the
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Address all Communications

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Ancon, Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Fanama.

No communication either for publication or requesting
infermation, will receive attention unless signed with the
full name and address of the writer.

NOTES OF PROGRESS.



Canal Medals and Service Bars.

Canal medals for American employes of the
Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama
Railroad Company who completed two years
of service between January 1, 1909, and
January 1, 1910, have been received at the
office of the Chairman. There are 1,035
medals to be distributed in accordance with
the list published in The Canal Record of
March 23 and subsequent dates. The service
bars to be attached to medals earned prior
to January 1, 1910, and representing two
years of service, in addition to the two years
represented by the medals themselves, have
not yet been received but are expected within
the next week or two. Employes entitled
to the medals should write for information to
the head of their respective Department or
Division, through whom the distribution will
be made. Such inquiries should not be made
however, prior to September 15, as the distri-
bution cannot be completed before that time.

Medals for service from 1908 to 1910, and
bars for service from 1904 to 1910, and from
1906 to 1910 will be distributed about one
year from this date, in accordance with a list
that will be compiled and published after
January 1, 1911.



Fresh Water for Power Plant Condensers.

Salt water backs up in the French canal from
Limon Bay to the unloading slip at Gatun
docks, and into the old West Diversion chan-
nel from which water for the condensers at the
Gatun power plant is taken. While the old
channel of the Chagres, north of Gatun Dam,
was open the tide water dissipated itself in
that channel, and there was always a stream
of fresh water flowing from the East Diver-
sion into the French canal. But since the
dike from the Dam to Mindi was built the
water in the East Diversion has been affected
by salt, and the cast iron of the condensers
already shows the ill effects. To prevent
further corrosion, by insuring a constant sup-
ply of fresh water, a pile dam is being built
which will keep the salt water out of the West



Diversion channel and away from the intake
for the condensers. Creosoted round piles
have been driven and the gaps between them
will be filled by driving creosoted sheet piling.
The round piles are creosoted in the States,
but the sheet piles will be treated at Gatun.
A tank with steam heating apparatus will be
constructed near the docks, and in this, creo-
sote oil will be heated. The piles bathed in
the hot oil will be dried out and the pores of
the wood will open. They will then be placed
in a bath of cold creosote oil, with the result
that the oil will permeate every part of the
wood.

Accumulative Leave.

At a meeting of the Commission held on
August 25 it was decided to permit the accu-
mulation of annual leave to an amount not to
exceed 84 days, beginning with leave falling
due on or after January 1, 1911. The rules
for the granting of accumulative leave will
be published in a future issue of The Canal
Record.

Gatun Locks Pumping Plant.

Two 12-inch centrifugal pumps are being
installed in the drainage sump at the north
end of Gatun Locks, where the excavation in
one shovel cut is already at the final grade, 45
feet below sea level. They will lift 4,200
gallons of water a minute each against a head
of 100 feet, and will replace two 12-inch pumps
designed to act against a 50-foot head only.
They will be mounted on a barge 26 feet long,
16 feet wide, and 2 feet 8 inches deep, which
will rest on timbers in the sump during low
water, but will rise with the water during heavy
rains. A 200-horsepower induction motor,
supplied with current from the Gatun power
house, will drive each pump.



Villages Exposed to Flood.

Notice to vacate has been given to the oc-
cupants of buildings likely to be flooded by
freshets in the Chagres River during the
present rainy season. All persons occupying
buildings below elevation 40 feet above sea
level at Tabernilla, 35 feet at Frijoles, 30 feet
at Bohio, 28 feet at Ahorca Lagarto, and 25
feet at Gatun have been warned. At Taber-
nilla there are 10 such buildings, between Tab-
ernilla and Frijoles, 36; at Frijoles, 44; at
Bohio, 6; at Ahorca Lagarto, 16; between
Ahorca Lagarto and Lion Hill 4; at Lion Hill,
10; island in Gatun Lake immediately north
of the spillway, 2; Gatun saddles, west, 6.
All the houses in Ahorca Lagarto, all the pri-
vate houses in Frijoles, and all but five of the
buildings at Lion Hill are likely to be flooded.

In the Gatun River valley, several houses
between Gatun and Monte Lirio, five miles
up the river, are already in the water. Monte
Lirio is above the 35-foot contour and not
likely to be flooded, but 13 houses on the north
bank of the river are below the safety line.
In the Trinidad valley, one house between
the Chagres and Agua Clara, and 22 houses in



Agua Clara, the whole village excepting two
houses, are exposed, and several houses along
the Trinidad River, both above and be-
low Agua Clara, are already in the water.
The houses at Escoval on the Trinidad have
been moved to high ground. At Pena Blanca,
on the Chagres near the mouth of the Trini-
dad, the whole hamlet of 23 houses is below
the high water mark. The precaution, neces-
sary this year as it has not been in years past,
is due to the fact that Gatun Dam has raised
the surface of the river above Gatun 10 feet
higher at low water than it was before the
Dam obstructed the channel.



Heavy Rainfall at Empire and Culebra.

In a shower local to Empire and Culebra
on August 27 a total of 2.2 inches fell at
Empire between 2 p. m. and 3.05 p. m., and of
this amount, 2.16 inches fell in the 40 minutes
from 2.20 to 3 p. m. Ac Culebra, between 1.25
p. m. and 3 p. m., 2.3 inches fell, and of this
amount, 2.14 inches fell between 2.05 and
2.45 p. m.

Balboa Harbor Terminal Work.

Preliminary work in connection with the
proposed Balboa terminal harbor improve-
ments is in progress. It consists of boring to
a depth of about 40 feet at mean tide to
ascertain the character of the material to be
removed, and in clearing off the heavy swamp
growth that covers the harbor area. The
clearing operations have been started on the
long and narrow mud spit that extends into
the present harbor, opposite the Balboa sand
dock, separating the Canal channel from that
of the Rio Grande. A lot of old French marine
equipment had found lodgment on the point,
but during the past six months most of it has
been removed to the mainland on the west
side of the Canal channel. The brush-cutting
gang consists of about fifty 10-cent West In-
dian laborers, who work steadily through the
noon hour and quit for the day at 4 p. m.

Building Notes.
Bids for the erection of a type-8 B house at
Culebra for the inspector of shops, and of a
type-8 C house at Ancon for the counsel of the
Isthmian Canal Commission and chief attor-
ney of the Panama Railroad Company, by
contract, were opened in the office of the
Chief Quartermaster at Culebra on Monday,
August 22. There was but one bid for the
type-8 B building at Culebra, that of James
P. Moore for $2,050, and the contract was
awarded to him. The work is to be completed
in 60 days. There were two bids for the
type-8 C building at Ancon, one from James
P. Moore, who offered to complete it in 65
days for 82,150, and the other from E. D.
Martin and R. Wilkinson, who offered to
build it in 60 days for $1,850. The lowest bid
was accepted. The contract covers labor
only, the Commission furnishing all material.
The house at Culebra will occupy a site on the
west side of the hill overlooking the wagon



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NOTES OF PROGRESS.



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road from the station, and the house at Ancon
will be situated on the slope of Ancon Hill
on the street west of the Administration
Building.

The two type- 15 houses taken down at
Culebra and removed to Corozal to be recon-
structed into type- 17 houses will be situated a
short distance from the office of the Division
Engineer, on the west side of Davis avenue,
the main street of the village.

An addition will be made to the boiler shop
at the Ancon laundry to be used as a room for
receiving soiled linen.

Plans have been completed at the office of
the Constructing Quartermaster for a dyna-
mite and detonator house at Toro Point. It
will be 36% by 17 feet in size.



been completed, and this work will be kept
well in advance of the side wall construction.
The 16-yard auxiliary mixer is now engaged on
the floor and culvert work in this chamber,
and further south four derricks have been
erected for continuing the culvert excavation.
The two Vi-cubic yard auxiliary mixers are at
work placing concrete in the sills of the upper
end gates, dumping their output directly into
place.

The concrete laid in the locks for each of
the 8-hour working days of the week ending
August 27, and the total to date, follows:



Lumber Shipments.

The steamer Cuzco arrived at the port of
Balboa on August 24, with a mixed cargo of
lumber on board, aggregating 742,000 feet
B. M. The steamer Bramley is on the way
from Puget Sound with another cargo, while
the steamer Hornellen is now loading, or about
to sail, with a third consignment.

Extension of Operations at Miraflores Locks.

Concrete operations at the Miraflores
Locks will be considerably increased after
September 1, when the two 2-cubic yard
mixers installed in the east storage trestle,
near the north end of the upper lock, will be
ready for service. They will produce con-
crete for the east side wall. Their out-
put will be carried to the wall in buckets,
either on cars which will run over a track
extending along the edge of the forebay, thence
down an incline track into the lock pit, or by
hauling the buckets to a point where the berm
crane can handle them.

Seven of the lateral culverts in the east
chamber and the floor between them have





Auxiliary Plant.