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Subject, "Responsibility."

Basketball practice will be held on Monday and Wed-
nesday nights of each week. All men interested in
basketball should come out and try for the team.
EMPIRE.
The meeting of the literary and debating society has
been postponed from October 14 to October 28.

A large audience attended the entertainment given
by the Empire Musical and Dramatic Society on Tues-
day night, October IS. This society was organized
under the auspices of the V. M. C. A. and will in the
near future cooperate with the Empire Stock Company,
and produce a minstrel show and vaudeville program.
The program presented at the Empire'clubhouse on Oc-
tober 18. will be repeated at Cristobal on Friday even-
ing. October 21.

Empire's second team defeated Gatun's second team
two out of three bowling games on Saturday nipht,
October 15, by the following scores:



Gatun.

Dalton 181 167 174

Mvers 169 146 130

Durvea 156 152 110

Wilson 164 142 134

Hodges 189 190 193



Empire.

Giavelli. . . 123 154 155

Nicodemus 137 157 162

Sawtelle... 129 166 197

Goolsby. . . 177 162 212

Bardelson. 215 173 189



Total 859 797 750 Total... 781 812 915

Gynasium classes will reopen on November 1.
GORGONA.

The meeting of the discussion club held on Tuesday
evening. October 11. was led by Geo. R. D. Kramer of
Culebra; subject. "Exercise." The meeting of the
club to be held on October 25, will be under the leader-
ship of R. G. Goodman of Cristobal; subject, "What is
Happiness?"

On Wednesday evening, October 12, a bowling team
from house No. 91 took three games from a team com-
posed of the V. M. C. A. employed force.

A smoker was held on Friday night. October 14.
The Guatemalan quartet gave several numbers on the
"mariumba," and there was an exhibition of wrestling
between Frank Shoensiegel of Gorgona and Forest
Mills of the U. S. S. Tacoma. Mr. Mills got one fall
at the end of seventeen and one-half minutes.

The 200. or over, scores at bowling made during
the week ending October 15 are as follows: Strock, 210;
Reinhold, 212; Otis, 211; Gaedkie. 203; and Geo. Lowe,
212. This last was high score for the week.

The standing of the men in the "Night Hawks"
bowling league is as follows:

Handicap. Played. Won. Lost.

McConaughev Scratch 14 9 5

Junker 22 15 9 6



Strock .
Hoover. . . .
Williams . . .
Whitehead.
Sammetinger.



12


19


11


8


12


7


4


3


19


22


11


11


19


'9


4


5


15


21


9


12


ratch


15


6


9


11


10


3


/


15












Hopkins . . Scratch

Watkins.

Calvit...

On Saturday night. October 22, Cristobal's second
team will play at Gorgona. and Gorgona's first team
will play at Cristobal.

The basketball league series will open on Saturday
night, October 22. when Empire will play at Gorgona.
GATUN.

On the evening of October 17, a farewell reception
was given Mr Warr in the gymnasium, which was deco-
rated with pennants and college posters. R. M. Sands
acted as chairman of the occasion. The program con-



sisted of brief addresses by several of those present and
several vocal and instrumental selections. Mr. Sands
presented Mr. Warr with tokens of appreciation on
behalf of the members and council of the association.

E. A. Putnam of Culebra was the leader at the dis-
cussion club meeting on Friday night, October 14;
subject, "What Is Failure?"

Gatun's first team took two out of three games from
Empire's first team on Saturday night, October 15, by
the following scores:



Empire.

Gustavson. . 188 188 155

Gorham. ... 155 125 170

Shaughnessy 171 150 147

Pearson 191 126 184

Potter 176 174 195



Gatun.

Barte 201 138 160

Harrington 150 10.}

DeMoll. . . 15S 153 191

Wolf 188 171 150

Durand. . . 190 137 188

Severn 148



Total 881 772 851



, Total



887 792 837



On Thursday evening, October 20. a smoker for the
men of Gatun will be held. A good program is planned.
All men in Gatun are cordially invited to be present.

CRISTOBAL.

A "smoker" was held at the clubhouse on Friday
night, which was enjoyed by a large number of the mem-
bers. The following program was given: Bass solo by
Mr. MacArthur; characteristic songs by Messrs. King
and Cullen; "The Hypnotist." given by the Empire
Stock Company, introducinga comicscene called "The
Chinese Laundry;" monologue and songs by Mr.
Young of Empire; moving pictures.

A dramatic club was organized last week with the
following officers: President. W. G. Manley; vice-
president. C. C. Carr; secretary-treasurer. Miss Heine.
It is planned to give a play in the near future. About
J 3 i leople have signified their desire to take up this work.
The club will meet at the clubhouse every Wednesday
night.

Some good scores were made in the bowling match on
Thursday night between the first and second Cristobal
teams. Results were as follows:



First Team.

Louch 146 177 178

Rabbitt 160 211 150

Collins 159 220 169

Burns. T 179 166 152

Thomas 229 149 157



Barrett.
Weston . ,
Gibson. . . .
Bullard . . .
Blackburn.
Adams, H .



Second Team.



182 166 220

186 210 155

132

147 141 159

168 150 148

... 159 114



Totol 873 923 806 Total... 815 826 796

In the match between the Culebra and the Cristobal

second teams on Thursday night the following scores

were made:



Culebra.






Cristobal






Hall 156


147


192


Barrett. . 193


162


151


Hayes . . 181


155


156


Weston. . 162


159


199


Kop'ski. R. 145


184


138


Henry.... 142


121




Kop'ski E . 168


117


135


Adams. D 166


161


192


Mengel . . . . 144


139


221


Blackb'rn 155


159


197
140











Total.... 792 *742 822 | Total.. 818 *742 879

*In the second game an extra frame was rolled and
was won by Cristobal 70 to 68.

The following 200. or over, scores have been" made so
far this month: Louch, 217,201 ; Adams, D . 209, 232;
Weston, 209; 210; Bullard, 203; Schofield. 204; Black-
burn, 209; Barrett, 220; Rabbitt. 211; Collins, 220;
Thomas. 229; Veen. 222.

The Prinz Joachim orchestra gave a very enjoyable
concert at the clubhouse on Monday evening.

Tickets will be on sale Tuesday night for the Empire
Operatic Company's show, which will take place Friday
evening, October 21. The entire hall will be reserved.

The discussion club program was abandoned last
week and there will be no meeting this week Next
Thursday, Dr. Claud C. Pierce will take charge of the
meeting, taking for Jiis subject "Shall We Be Vacci-
nated?" The final meeting of the club will be held
on Thursday, November 3; leader, A. B. Dickson of
Empire. Subject, "Responsibility "

The basketball league will open at Cristobal on Sat-
urday night, when Culebra plays.

The boys' depaitment will take an all-day outing to
Toro Point on Saturday of this week.

The library will be closed all of this week in order
that the books may be recatalogued and checked. It
will be opened again to the public on Monday. October
24.

A pressing club will probably be started in the near
future. The methods and rates prevailing at the other
Zone clubhouse^' will be adapted

PORTO BELLO.

Beginning October 16, Superintendent Gibbs has
arranged to have a train leave town each Sunday at
3 p. m. to take gold employes and their families around
to the bathing beach. This train will return about
5 p. m. The locomotive engineers have volunteered
their services for these special trips.

The dock and float in connection with the clubhouse



is now completed and open to the use of boats and

bathers.

The standing of the men in the pool tournament is as

follows:

Class A.

Played. Won. Lost.

Wilson 5 5

Hill 6 4 2

Stall 6 4 2

Tuttle 5 2 3

Cornick 4 1 3

Ross 5 1 4

Class B.

Richardson 7 7

Elliott 4 4

Wallen 4 3 1

McDonald 4 2 2

Bowen 2 1 1

Sweeney 4 1 3

Beattie 5 5

Van Fleet 4 4

King 2 2

Mr. Pflueger played the members of the chess club

simultaneously on October 7. Mr. Hanbury played the
club on October 14.



Band Concerts.

The Isthmian Canal Commission Band will give a
conceit at Las Cascadas, C. Z., on Sunday, October 23,
1910. at 6 p. m. The program follows:

1 March — Col. Sullivan B a rrington- Sargent

2 Overture — Poet and Peasant Suppe

3 Concert Piece — Chimes of Love d'AIbret

4 Medley Selection— Mill's 1910 Songs Schulz

Introducing "Lily of the Prairie." "I'd Like to be the
Fellow That Girl is Waiting For," "Highland Man."
"Everybody's Happy When the Moon Shines," "You
For Me When You're Sweet Sixteen." "Comical Eyes,"
"Sicilian Chimes." "My Friend Jim-a-da-Jeff" and
"Margarita."

5 Waltz — Baa" iter Mad' In Komzak

6 Intermezzo- — Silver Bell Wenrich

7 El Gitanillo — Tango Franco

8 Selection — Bright Eyes Hoschna

9 Barn Dance — By the Light of the Silvery

Moon Edwards

10 March — The Coming Regiment Conterno



The Isthmian Canal Commission Band will give a
concert at Cristobal, C. Z.. on Wednesday, October 26,
1910. at S p. m. The program follows:

1 March — 1> I By request) Sorentino

2 Selection — Bright Eyes Hoschna

3 El Gitanillo — Tango Franco

4 Overture— Raymond Thomas

^ ) a Concert Piece — Chimes of Love d'AIbret

) b Hymn — Rock of Ages ( E?y request) . . Hastings
Brass Quartet

6 Medley Selection — The Cristobal Minstrels .Jennings
Introducing "Prairie Song-bird," "How Do You Do.
Miss Josephine?" "Won't You Change Your Name?"
"I Am Awful Glad I Met You," "Could You Learn to
Love Me," "Can't You Foe," "Pony Boy." "Straw-
berries," "Schoolmates." "Molly Lee," and "When We
Are Out on Dress Parade."

7 Waltz — Cupid Astray Rolfe

8 Selection — Bohemian Girl (By request) Balfe

9 Intermezzo — Silver Bell Wenrich

10 March — M Hi tar Franco

Chas. E. Jennings, Musical Director.
A concert will be grven at Gatun on Sunday, Novem-
ber 6. at 2 p. m.



Tide Table.

The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending October 26, 1910,
(75th meridian time):



Date.


Low.


High.


Low.


High.


Low.




A. M.


A. M.
4.29
5.12

S.55
6.41
7.32
8.30
9.42


A. M.

10.50

11.33

P M.

12.20

1.08

2.00

3.02

4.13


P. M.
4.56
5.38

6.24
7.13
8.08
9.14
10.33


P. M.
11.08






11.52








October 23

October 24

October 25

October 26


12.40
1.30
2.30
3.38





Public Sale of Carpenter's Tools, Etc.

There will be sold at public auction, at the Quarter-
master's Depot at Mount Hope, at 2 p. m.. October 29,
1910. a full line of carpenter's tools, such as awls, bits,
chisels, gimlets, mortise gauges, draw knives, planes,
saws, shaves, squares; also items of beds, chalk, surrey,
corn knives, etc. Purchasers will be required to pay
in cash before removal of articles, and all articles sold
must be removed within 48 hours from date of sale.
These articles may be seen on any week day upon appli-
cation at the office of the Depot Quartermaster.
Catalogue will be furnished upon request. The right is
reserved to reject any or all bids.

Charles L. Parker,
Acting Depot Quartermaster.



LOST— At Hotel Tivoli on Saturday. October 8, a
class pin with initials F. R. M. and figures '09. Finder
will please leave the pin at Hotel Tivoli.



64



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV. > No. 8.



COMMISSARY DEPARTMENT.



18



The hours during which 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, S a. m. to 1 p. ra.;3 p. m. to
7 p. m.

Retail prices of cold storage prov-sions for the week
beginning October 15.

FRESH MEATS.

Price.

Mutton — Stewing, per pound 7

Shoulder, neck trimmed off, (4 lbs. and

over) . pei pound

Entire forerjuarters (not trimmed) 10

pounds and over, per pound

Legs, (8 to 10 pounds), per pound . . .

Cutlets, per pound

Short cut chops, per pound

Lamb — Stew .'::_. per pound

Entire foiequarters, neck trimmed off,

per pound

Legs (5 to 8 pounds), per pound

Chops, per pound

Cutiets per pound

Veal — Stewing, per pounH

Shoulder for roasting (not under 4

pounds) , per pound

Loin for roasting, per pound

^hops, per pound

Cutlets, per pound

Pork cuts, per pound

Beef — Suet, per pound

Soup, per pound

Stew, per pound

Corned, per pound 12, 14. 16

Chuck roast, (3 pounds and ovei), per

pound 13

Pot roast, per pound

Rib roast, second cut (not under 3&

pounds) , per pound

Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),

per pound 20

Sirloin roast, per pound 21

Rump roast, per pound 21

Porterhouse roast, per pound 21

Steak, Chuck, per pound 14

Round, per pound 15

i Rib, per pound 20

Sirloin, per pound 21

Porterhouse, per pound 21

Rump, per pound 21

Tenderloin, per pound 24

MISCELLANEOUS.

Livers — Beef, per pound 10

Calf, each 60

Half, each 30

Sausage — Pork, per pound 17

Bologna, per pound 14

Frankfurter, per pound 14

Leberwurst, per pound 14

Sweet bread — Veal, per pound 1 .20

Beef, per pound 25

Eggs, fresh, dozen 32

Eggs, fresh, % dozen only IS

Bluefish, fresh, per pound 16

Cod. fresh, per pound 10

Halibut, fresh, per pound 13

POULTRY AND GAME.

Chickens — Fancy Roasting, large, each 1.50

medium each 1.30

Fowls, each 70. 82. 93, 1 . 04, 1 . 15

Ducks, large, each 1 . 50

medium, each 1 . 30

Broilers, each 75

Turkeys, per pound 30

Squabs, each 35

Capons, each 2 . 50

Geese, fatted, each 2 . 60

Pheasants, each 70, 1.00

Partridges, each 50

Grouse, each 85

CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.

Ham — English York Cut. per pound 30

German, Westphalia, per pound 36

Sugar cured, per pound *22

Sugar cured, sliced, per pound +25

Half, for boiling, per pound *23

Boiled, per pound *28

Hocks, per pound 18

Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound 30

Breakfast, sliced, per pound 31

Beef, salt, family, per pound

Pork, salt, family, per pound *15

Ox tongues, each 80

Pigs' feet, per pound 10

tongues, per pound 16

Mutton, mess, per pound 7

DAIRY PRODUCTS.

Butter — Creamery special, per pound 40

Cheese — Roquefort, per pound 38

Philadelphia Cream, cake 10

Young America, per pound 22

Swiss, per pound 26

Edam, each 1 .00

Camembert, in 2-pound tins, tin 38

Camembert, in 'j-pound tins, tin 14

Neufchatel. each 6

Gouda, per pound 34

Parmesan, per pound 35

Milk. Brlarcliff. bottle **25



Price.

Buttermilk, bottle **15

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.

Beets, per pound *3

Celery, per head 6

Carrots, per pound 3J^

Cabbage, per pound *3

Cucumbers, per pouud ... 5

Lettuce, per head . . 5, 7, 10

Onions, per pound *3

Potatoes, white, per pound 3%

sweet, per pound 2%

Squash, per pound 4

Tomatoes, per pound *6

Turnips, per pound 3

Yams, per pound 3&

Apples, per pound 5

Grapes, per pound 8,14

Grape fruit, each 4

Lemons, dozen 24

Limes, per 100 80

Oranges, per dozen 12

Peaches, per pound 8. 10

Pears, per pound S

Plums, per pound 10

indicates reduction from last list.
**Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle,
tlndicates advance on last list.

ISold only horn Commissaries; no orders taken for
delivery.

Rainfall from October 1 to 15, Inclusive.

MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.



MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.



Stations.




« o

s


Q


•a "5

H


Pacific Section —


Ins.
1.98
1.77
95
1.01
1.6S

1.65
1.82

1.70
2.19
1.80
1.17
2.30
1.48

.78
1.19
2.45

.95

1.75

.79

2.94

1.20

.17


10
10
2
9
9

9
9
9
10
11)
10
10
10
10
15
15
4

5
4
5
5
5


Ins.
5.08




5.74




3.99




3.55




4.59


Central Section —

Culebra


3.80
3.99




3.51




5.75




5.06




5.52




4.95




J.27




3.50




4.62




7.22




3.28


Atlantic Section —


6.13




3.20




5.43


Porto Bello


*3.89




0.65







*To 5 p. m., October 14.



Stages of the Chagres.

Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday, October 15. 1910. All
heights are in feet above mean sea level.







Station.






Day and Date




cd


rt
O








Vigia.




S


o






























<


o


a


OJ


Sunday. Oct. 9.


129.4


95.5


49.6


17.2


. 16.5


Mon. Oct. 10. ..


131.4


97.1


52.6


18.9


16.9


Tues. Oct. 11...


129.6


96.2


52.4


19.2


17.0


Wed. Oct. 12...


127.7


94.2


48.0


17.9


17.6


Thurs. Oct. 13 .


127.4


94.0


47,6


17.4


17.2


Friday, Oct. 14.


128.3


93.9


47.5


16.9


16.7


Sat. Oct. 15


130.4


95.8


48.9


16.5


16.3


Height of low












water


125.0


92.0


46.0







Proposal for 86.000 Feet Guayacan (Lignum
Vitael Lumber.

Mount Hope. C. Z., October 15. 1910.
Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the
Purchasing Agent on phe Isthmus. Mount Hope. C. Z.,
until 2 o'clock p. m., November 2, 1910. at which time
they will be opened in public, for furnishing 32.000 feet,
board measure, of guayacan lumber, of sizea S"x6",
6"x8", 6"xl0", and 6"xl2", in 8-foot lengths, and
54.000 feet, board measure, of guayacan lumber, sizes
6".\6". 6"x8", 6".\10", and 6"xl2", in 10-foot lengths.
Bidders will be required to indicate time necessary for
delivery of material, and submit sample of same.
Delivery will be accepted on board cars at any point
along the Panama railroad. The right is reserved to
reject any or all bids. Bids should be addressed to
Charli I i :. Purchasing Agent on the Isth-

mus. Mount Hope, C. Z.



The following is a list of the sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company, of the Royal Mail Steam
Packet Company, of the Hamburg-American Line, and
of the United Fruit Company's Line, the Panama Rail-
road Company's dates being subject to change:

NEW YORK TO CRISTOBAL.

Advance P. R. R. Monday Oct. 17

Panama P. R. R. Saturday Oct. 22

Allianca P. R. R. Friday Oft. 28

Colon P. R. R. Friday Nov. 4

Advance P. R. R. Thursday Nov. 10

Panama P. R. R. Wednesday . . . Nov. 16

Allianca P. R. R. Tuesday . . . .Nov. 22

Colon P. R. R. Monday Nov. 28

CRISTOBAL TO NEW YORK.



Colon ....
Advance . .
Panama. . .
Allianca .. .

Colon

Advance. .



.P. R. R. Sunday Oct. 23

. P. R. R. Saturday Oct. 29

. .P. R. R. Friday Nov. 4

. .P. R. R Thursday Nov. 10

. .P. R. R. Wednesday. . Nov. 16
. .P. R. R. Tuesdiy. ... Nov. 22



Panama P R. R. Monday Nov. 28

Allianca P. R. R. Sunday Dec. 4

Colon P. R. R. Saturday Dec. 10

A fortnightly service of the Cristobal and Ancon will
be maintained as nearly as possible, leaving Cristobal
on or about the 4th and 25th of each month. Due
notice of the sailings of these ships from the Isthmus
will be given. On the outward voyage these ships sail
from the pier at the foot of 12th street, Hoboken, N. J.

NEW YORK TO COLON.

Zacapa U. F. C. Thursday Oct. 13

Tagus R.-M. . . Saturday Oct. 15

Almirante U. F C. Thursday Oct. 20

Piinz Aug. Wilhelm...H.-A Saturday Oct. 22

Santa Marta U. F. C. Thursday Oct. 27

Oruba R.-M . . .Saturday Oct. 29

Metapan U. F. C. Thursday. . . .Nov. 3

Prinz Joachim H.-A. . . . Saturday Nov. 5

Zacapa U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 10

Magdalena R.-M. . .Saturday Nov. 12

Almirante. U. F. C.Thursday Nov. 17

Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. . .H.-A.. . .Saturday Nov. 19

Santa Malta U. F. C.Thursday Nov. 24

Clyde R.-M.. ..Saturday Nov. 26

Metapan U. F. C. Thursday. . . . Dec. 1

Zacapa U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 8

Atrato R.-M. . .Saturday Dec. 10

COLON TO NEW YORK.

C. Friday Oct. 21

. . .Tuesday Oct. 25

C. Friday Oct. 28

.. .Monday Oct. 31

C. Friday Nov. 4

...Tuesday Nov. 8

C. Friday Nov. 11

.. Monday Nov. 14

C. Friday Nov. 18

. . .Tuesday Nov. 22

C. Friday Nov. 25

... Monday Nov. 28

C. Friday Dec. 2

. Tuesday Dec. 6

NEW ORLEANS TO COLON.

Atenas U. F. C. Saturday Oct. 15

Turrialba U. F. C. Saturday Oct. 22

Abangarez U. F. C. Saturday Oct. 29

Atenas U. F. C. Saturday Nov. 5

Turrialba U. F. C. Saturday Nov. 12

Abangarez U. F. C. Saturday Nov. 19



Metapan


.U. F.


Prinz Joachim


.H.-A.


Zacapa


.U. F.




.R.-M.


Almirante


.U. F.


Prinz Aug. Wilhelm .


.H.-A


Santa Marta


.U. F.


Clyde


..R.-M


Metapan


...U. F.


Piinz Joachim


..H.-A


Zacapa


,U. F.


Atrato


..R.-M


Almirante


..U. F.


Prinz Aug. Wilhelm.


..H.-A



COLON TO NEW ORLEA.NS.



Turrialba

Abangarez

Atenas

Turrialba

Abangarez

Atenas

Tuxiialba



.U. F. C. Thursday Oct. 13

.U- F. C Thursday Oct. 20

.U. F. C. Thursday Oct. 27

.U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 3

.U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 10

. U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 1 7

.U. F. C. Thursday . . . .Nov. 24



COLON TO BARBADOS. CALLING AT TRINIDAD.

Tagus R.-M... Tuesday Oct. 25

Oiuba R.-M . . .Tuesday Nov. 8

The next sailing of the Leyland Line will be as fol-
lows: Mexican on or about October 25, for New
Orleans, via Kingston, Ja.

Hamburg-American steamers leave for New York at
10 a. ra., and for Port Limon every Tuesday or Wednes-
day.

Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alternate
Mondays at 5 p. m.; for Southampton on alternate
Tuesdays at 10 a. m.

United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans leave
on Thursday at 3 p. m.. and for New York on Friday
at 10 a. m.

Sailings of the French line (Cie Generate Trans-
atlantique) for Yenezuelan ports, Martinique and Guad-
eloupe on the 3rd and 20th of each month.



CANAL




RECORD



ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1910. No. 9.



Volume IV.



The Canal Record

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



The Canal Record is issued free of charge, one copy
each, to all employes of the Commission and Panama
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roll.
Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for five
cents each.

Address all Communications

THE CANAL RECORD

Ancon. Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.

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

NOTES OF PROGRESS.



Rapid Movement in Cucaracha Slide.

On May 25 there was a movement of earth
and rock on the east side of Culebra Cut in
what is known as Cucaracha slide, and it was
estimated that 500,000 cubic yards of material
had broken away from the bank and was
gradually sliding into the Canal prism. Ex-
cavation of this mass of material has con-
tinued with few interruptions until the present
time, and there remain to be removed only
about 175,000 cubic yards of the original
500,000. This remaining material, which is
almost entirely earth, received a new impetus
on the afternoon of October 22, and there
ensued the most rapid movement of a large
mass of earth that has yet been experienced
in the excavation of Culebra Cut.

At 4.40 o'clock the material began to move
toward the Canal axis and by 5 o'clock the
toe had advanced 75 feet toward the axis,
completely filling the pioneer shovel cut and
drainage ditch, carrying away all four of the
construction tracks on the east side of the
Cut, catching and imprisoning 16 Lidgerwood
flat ca.s, locomotives Nos. 227 and 280, and
steam shovels Nos. 254 and 208. Shovel No.
208 was moved laterally a distance of 50
feet and remained on its tracks, perfectly
horizontal, so that it could have resumed
excavating as soon as the movement ceased
if there had been any way of sending
cars to it to take away the spoil. All
the equipment caught in the slide will be
extricated this week and the excavation will
continue as heretofore.

No new mateiial was set in motion by this
movement in Cucaracha slide, and the state-
ment heretofore made, that this and all slides
that have so far developed in Culebra Cut
represent about 15 per cent of the total
excavation remaining, still holds good.



Improvements to Balboa Port Terminal.

The improvement of the terminal facilities
at the port of Balboa was begun on Monday,
October 24, when the dredge Marmot was
transferred from its former position in the
Canal channel opposite the Corozal flats and



set at work removing a part of the mud spit
in front of the shipways. A 300-foot channel
will be dredged from that point to the site of
the proposed concrete dock, north of the sand
unloading dock, to a depth of 45 feet, which
will provide ample room for the navigation
of ships. As the present channel width is less
than 200 feet, a cut over 100 feet wide will be
made. Plans for the changes to be made to
the Panama Railroad Company's steel pier,
and other improvements in connection with
the enlargement of dock facilities, are being