Pearson. . . 162 171 173
Iluson. ... 194 156 155
for three successive bowling games on Saturday, when
he rolled 204, 210. 232. an average of 215. His score
of 232 is also high score for the month of October.
At the men's meeting on Sunday afternoon the Rev.
Mr. Coin gave an address entitled "Knocking at the
Bowling, pool and billiards will be free on Thursday,
N Dvember 3, until 6 p. m. All men are urged to spend
the holiday at the clubhouse. New men are especially
Louis Durand leads in the 3-cushion billiard tourna-
ment and A. J. McLain in the pool tournament.
Mr. Wilson of Porto Bello has accepted Mr. DePoor-
ter's challenge at pool for the championship of the Isth-
nn . The game will be played in the latter part of
No.- . mber.
J. Dwight Safford of Camp Elliott acted as eader of
the discussion club last Thursday evening; subject,
"Leadership." The club has had an average attend-
ance of 15 for the month of October and interest is
such that the meetings will be continued during the
month of November. Speakers and subjects will be
A handicap duckpin tournament will be started on
Saturday, November 5. Medals will be given as prizes.
Every member of the clubhouse is cordially invited to
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participate. ' Entry blanks and other information can
be secured from T. G. DeMoll. supervisor of bowling.
In addition to this, a prize will be given for high score
in tenpins during November.
The first team of Gatun will play Gorgona's first
team next Saturday night at Gatun. The public of
Gatun are invited to witness the match as it determines
the winner of the preliminary tournament. Gatun and
Empire are now in the lead.
Gatun's second team plays at Gorgona next Saturday
All members wishing to participate in the Isthmian
bowling tournament on Thanksgiving Day are requested
to hand in their names at once to Mr. DeMoll. It has
been decided that the bowlers of the several clubhouses
shall bowl on their local alleys rather than all teams at
a single clubhouse. Prizes will consist of cups, gold and
Gatun's second team took all three games from the
second team of Culebra last Saturday night. Scores
MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.
Dalton 157 165 168
H'r'g'n. C R 190 146 172
Myers 176 202 189
Wilson 198 141 182
Hodges 148 161 202
Total 869 815 913
Warner. . . 137 146 165
Huttle. ... 124 133 105
Hayes 135 143 140
Koperski. . 134 132 12 7
Baumer. . . 112
Fox 148 149
642 702 686
Total 773 766 7S9 Total... 855 845 877
McConaughey broke all local records for high average
A number of new books have been ordered for the
Regular systematic gymnasium work will begin on
Friday, November 4. Basketball practice on Monday
and Thursday nights.
Dr. Claude C. Pierce, quarantine officer for Cris-
tobal and Colon, conducted the last of the discussion
club programs on Thursday night with the subject
"Shall We Be Vaccinated?"
The Cristobal Dramatic Club met Friday night and
drew up a constitution and by-laws. The following were
elected to serve on the executive committee: Dr.
Pierce. Mrs. Pierce and R. G. Goodman. Next week
an informal program will be given by four members of
A meeting of those interested in the Christmas enter-
tainment held every year for the benefit of the children
of Cristobal will be held at the clubhouse on Friday
evening at 8 o'clock. Representatives from the Union
Church. Woman's club. Cristobal school. Y. M. C. A.,
and fraternal orders or lodges are requested to be
present in order that this matter may be carefully con-
sidered and plans undertaken for a successful affair.
Arrangements have been made by the Cristobal asso-
ciation with the Pan-American Pressing Club to take
care of the work of its members. It will be started on
The regular afternoon gymnasium classes for the
office men will be continued as usual on Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons at 5.30 o'clock.
The orchestra from the Prim August Wilhelm will
play at the clubhouse on Thursday night. There is
no charge for admission and all are welcome.
The second bowling team won two out of three games
from the first team on Thursday night. On Satur-
day night, the married men defeated the single men
in all three games.
The following were the winners of prizes during
the month of October on the Cristobal alleys: High
score, Dan Adams, 232; high average, J. W. Barrett,
170; greatest number of games rolled, 81, by G. K.
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.
Allianca P. R. R. Friday Oct. 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.
Panama P. R. R. Friday Nov. 4
Allianca P. R. R Thursday Nov. 10
Colon P. R. R. Wednesday.. Nov. 16
Advance P. R. R. Tuesday 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.
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
Almirante U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 15
Santa Marta U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 22
Tagus R.-M. . .Saturday Dec. 24
COLON TO NEW YORK.
Almirante U. F. C. Friday Nov. 4
Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. . .H.-A .. .Tuesday Nov. 8
Santa Marta U. F. C. Friday Nov. 1 1
Clyde R.-M.. . Monday Nov. 14
Samia H.-A. . . Tuesday Nov. 15
Metapan U. F. G.Thursday Nov. 17
Prinz Joachim H.-A. . .Tuesday Nov. 22
Zacapa U. F. C.Thursday Nov. 24
Atrato R.-M. . .Monday Nov. 28
Almirante II. F. C. Thursday Dec. 1
Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. ..H.-A. Tuesday Dec. 6
Santa Marta U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 8
Tagus R.-M . . . Monday Dec. 12
Metapan U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 15
Zacapa U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 22
Oruba R.-M. . .Monday Dec. 26
NEW ORLEANS TO COLON.
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
Atenas U. F. C. Saturday Nov. 26
Turrialba U. F. C. Saturday Dec. 3
COLON TO NEW ORLEANS.
Turrialba U. F. C. Thursday, Nov. 3
Abangarez U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 10
Atenas U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 1 7
Turrialba U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 24
Abangarez U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 1
Atenas U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 8
COLON TO BARBADOS, CALLING AT TRINIDAD.
Oruba R.-M. . .Tuesday Nov. 8
Magdalena R.-M . . . Tuesday Nov. 22
Clyde R.-M . . . Tuesday Dec. 6
The next sailing of the Leyland Line will be as fol-
lows: Meltonian, on or about November 13, for New
Orleans, via Kingston, Ja.
Hamburg-American steamers leave for New York at
10 a. m., and for Port Limon every Tuesday or Wednes-
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, beginning
November 17, on Thursday at 11 a. m.
Sailings of the French line (Cie Generate Trans-
atlantique) for Venezuelan ports, Martinique and Guad-
eloupe on the 3rd and 20th of each month.
ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1910.
The Canal Record
Published weekly under ike 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
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.
Cost of Canal Construction.
Two exhibits showing the cost of Canal
construction are published elsewhere in this
issue of The Canal Record.
First, a summary showing costs of con-
struction and engineering, including expenses
for Quartermaster's Department, Examina-
tion of Accounts, Disbursing office, office of
the Chairman, and purchasing expenses in
the United States and on the Isthmus, but
not including expenditures for sanitation,
hospitals, civil government, lands purchased,
terminal docks and wharves, relocation of
Panama railroad, second main track of
Panama railroad, purchase of steamers, con-
struction and repair of buildings, municipal
improvements in Panama and the Canal Zone.
Second, showing in detail the unit cost of
lock and dam construction, including the
In the issue of November 16 there will be
published a similar exhibit giving in detail
the cost of excavation in the Canal prism,
and the cost of rock and sand production.
east bank of the Canal, near station 2180, but
was transferred this week to a point on the
west bank, below'the Badger, to remove a
ledge of rock.
At the present time there is an open water
channel at low tide from the sea to within a
few hundred feet of the pumping station of
the hydraulic plant. The width of this chan-
nel varies, but will average about 300 feet.
The depth varies from 25 to 35 feet.
Pacific Division Dredges.
The Pacific Division dredges, with the ex-
ception of the Culebra, the Marmot and the
Gopher, are working in the Canal prism be-
tween the shipways and the zone of hydraulic
operations. The suction dredge Culebra is
working out at sea excavating loose material
that has been drawn into the channel by
currents and tidal wash. The Marmot is at
work opposite the shipways widening the
channel leading to the site of the new Panama
railroad dock to 450 feet. The Gopher is
engaged in dredging sand at Punta Chame.
The Mole is making an under water cut on
the west bank of the Canal opposite the sand
dock. The Badger is making a pioneer cut to
35 feet on the west bank of the Canal, near
station No. 2155, and is advancing at the
rate of about 10 feet every 24 hours. Ahead
of the dredge is a rock shoal which is being
drilled and blasted. The dipper dredge
Cardenas has been excavating mud on the
Dredging at Atlantic Entrance.
The dredges at work in the Atlantic en-
trance to the Canal accomplished more ex-
cavation during October than in any month
since December, 1908, and the record has
been surpassed in only seven months, as the
following statement shows:
1910. Cu. yds.
The Atlantic dredging fleet was not occu-
pied entirely in the Atlantic entrance during
the month of October. Dredging in the
French canal, at Gatun docks, and in the slip
to the cement shed at Gatun occupied several
days, the total excavation on this account
being 28,791 cubic yards, making the month's
work for the Atlantic Division dredges, not
including those pumping material into Gatun
Dam, 578,579 cubic yards.
Channel to Projected Lumber Dock.
The plans for the dredged channel to the
reinforced concrete lumber dock, which is to
be constructed at the Pacific entrance, near
the site of the present sand dock, have been
changed so as to provide for a channel 450
feet broad throughout. The original plan
was for a channel 400 feet broad at the en-
trance and 300 feet broad opposite the sand
dock. The ordinary lumber ship which enters
Balboa would have to be towed stern first to
the dock throughout this channel, a distance
of 2,700 feet. The 450-foot channel will give
room for economical dredging, head room for
ships to pass congested points, and sufficient
space for any but the largest ships entering
the port to turn.
Barrack for Injured Laborers.
A number of employes drawing injury pay
under the Act of Congress approved May 30,
1908, have recently been discharged from the
Commission hospitals in order to relieve the
hospitals of a class of patients that have been
permitted to remain in the wards on account
of helplessness rather than because further
treatment could improve their condition. The
injury pay due these patients is sufficient to
maintain them for the time being, but in or-
der to assist them as much as possible, two
buildings of the standard barrack type, one
for West Indians and one for European la-
borers, will be fitted up in one of the vacant
labor camps. Janitor service will be fur-
nished at the expense of the Commission.
Permanent Bridge Across Culebra Cut.
Lieut.-Col. H. F. Hodges, Lieut.-Col. D. D.
Gaillard, Civil Engineer H. H. Rousseau,
Mr. J. A. Smith and Lieut. F. Mears have
been appointed a committee to make inves-
tigations, and submit plans and estimates for
a permanent bridge across Culebra Cut.
Study of Canal Zone Geology.
Dr. C. VV. Hayes of the United States Geo-
logical Survey arrived on the Allianca on
November 3. He has been detailed, by direc-
tion of the President, to make a preliminary
examination and study of geologic formations
in the Canal Zone, especially with reference
to Culebra Cut, and to lay out plans for
future work in geology of the Canal.
Arrival of Tug Miraflores.
The tug Miraflores, arrived in Panama Bay
on the morning of November 4, having made
the trip up the west coast of South America
from Valparaiso, Chile, in about 10 days,
which was considerably better time than it
made during the previous part of its voyage.
It left the yards of Pusey and Jones at Wil-
mington, Del. on August 12, the builders hav-
ing made a contract with the captain, R. G.
Ludwig, for delivery at a stipulated price.
The first stop was at Barbados, where the
tug was in dry dock for eight days. It then
continued on its voyage around South Amer-
ica meeting with almost continuous rough
weather until after it had passed through the
Strait of Magellan. Stops were made at
Barbados, Pernambuco, Montevideo, Sandy
Point, Coronel, and Callao. All but three
members of the original crew deserted dur-
ing the voyage, the vessel reaching its desti-
nation with 12 men, besides the captain and
mate. The tug showed the effects of the
rough voyage in its weather-beaten sides,
while two or three panels in the deck house
had been splintered by heavy seas. It was
beached on Naos Island for inspection, and
will be placed in commission with a new crew
this week, towing sand barges to and from
Punta Chame. This will allow an oppor-
tunity for overhauling the tug La Boca, which
has been handling the tows ever since the
sand service was begun. Immediately after
its arrival at Balboa, after the voyage of
13,000 miles, the Miraflores was given a speed
trial and made 10 knots in 42 minutes.
The new tug conforms closely in dimen-
sions and equipment to the La Boca. Its
length is 118 feet 6 inches over all; breadth
23 feet, and depth at side 12 feet 6 inches.
Its engine is of the triple expansion surface
condensing type, has a 24-inch stroke, and is
fitted with a high pressure cylinder 13 inches
in diameter, intermediate cylinder 21 inches
in diameter, and a low pressure cylinder 32
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 11.
NOTES OF PROGRESS,
inches in diameter. The boiler is of the
cylindrical return tubular type, 14 feet in
diameter, 12 feet 6 inches long, having three
cylindrical furnaces 45 inches in diameter,
and a combustion chamber with a working
pressure of 150 pounds. Coal will be the
fuel used. The condenser, consisting of J-
inch solid brass drawn tubes, contains 900
square feet of cooling surface. Its electric
plant is capable of supplying current for about
80 lights, and also a 120-ampere searchlight.
The propeller shaft is 8| inches in diameter.
Two rooms are fitted up in the after part of
the boat, one for the use of the captain, and
the other for the mate.
The Pacific Division tugboat fleet now
consists of four vessels, the La Boca, Cocoli,
the supply boat Chame and the Miraflores.
Gatun Dam Spillway.
The amount of concrete and large rock
laid in the spillway of Gatun Dam during
the weeks ending October 29 and Novem-
ber 5, is shown in the following statement:
£t 1 9
Garbage Cans In Colon.
On and after November 15, the Sanitary
Department will cease supplying the house-
holders in Colon with garbage cans. These
cans have been supplied free of charge, but
after the date above mentioned the Sanitary
Department will dispose of all the cans in use
in Colon at one-half their cost, and in future
it will be necessary for the occupants of houses
to provide their own cans. A decree, making
the action mandatory, has been passed by the
municipal council of Colon, and it will be
published in a few days. In the city of
Panama, garbage cans are furnished the oc-
cupants of houses by the municipality.
President Taft's Visit.
President Taft, according to latest advices,
will sail from Charleston, S. C, on the ar-
mored cruiser Tennessee on November 10,
arriving at Cristobal, either on the evening
of the 14th, or on the morning of November
15. He will be the guest of Col. Goethals at
Culebra during his visit. His intention is to
remain on the Isthmus until November 20.
He has accepted an invitation from the Gov-
ernment of Panama to be the guest of honor
at a banquet on November 16. The party
on the Tennessee will consist of the Presi-
dent's brother, Charles P. Taft; his secretary,
Charles D. Norton; Capt. Archibald W.
Butt, military aide; Lieut. -Commander L. C.
Palmer, naval aide; and Maj. Thomas L.
Rhoads, army surgeon. On the convoying
cruiser Montana there will be six newspaper
correspondents, Robert Small, Associated
Press; Jerry Mathews, New York Sun; Wil-
liam Hoster, National News Service; F. E.
Sturdevant, New York World; A. P. Arnold,
United Press; and Henry S. Brown, New
Spanish War Veterans Organizations.
The commander-in-chief of the United
Spanish War Veterans, Col. Joseph J. R. H.
Jacoby of Seattle, has designated John T.
Oates of New York to come to Panama and
organize three camps of the veterans in the
Canal Zone. Commander-in-Chief Jacoby
has promised to visit the Canal Zone in Jan-
uary and install the officers. Persons desir-
ous of becoming charter members of the new
camps should send name and address to
Charles Cameron, Commissary Department,
Cristobal, or to Charles Rose, Empire.
All veterans of the Spanish and Philippine
campaigns residing in the Canal Zone are
requested to send their names and addresses
to John H. Lloyd, member of the Richard J.
CONCRETE WORK IN GATUN LOCKS.
Concrete work in Gatun Locks is about 40 per cent completed, 861,849 cubic yards out
of a total of 2,085,000 having been placed at the close of work on November 5. The record
of concrete placed each day last week, and the total up to and including November 5, is
shown in the statement below. No concrete was laid on November 3, Panama Independ-
Hours No. of
worked . 'mixers
Hardin Camp, Washington, D. C, at Gatun.
It is proposed to organize a camp of the
Spanish War Veterans' Association in the
Canal Zone, and all those eligible for member-
ship are invited to cooperate to this end.
Ancon Rock Crusher.
A statement of the rock crushed at Ancon
quarry during the week ending November 5,
Visit of the Mining Engineers.
The party composed of members of the
American Institute of Mining Engineers and
their friends, numbering about one hundred
and fifty persons in all, that arrived on the
Ischmus on November 1, sailed for New
York, via Kingston, on November 8. On
their arrival, on Tuesday, they were taken
at once to Hotel Tivoli, having reached
Colon too late to inspect any portion of the
Canal that day. On the following morning,
Wednesday, they were taken by special train
through the Culebra Cut; Thursday, being
a holiday, was devoted mainly to an inspec-
tion of the models of the locks and dams in
the Chief Engineer's office at Culebra; on
Friday, they were taken by special train over
all parts of the work in the Pacific Division;
on Saturday, they were taken by boat to
Taboga; on Sunday, they inspected Ancon
Hospital; on Monday, they were taken by
special train over the relocated line of the
Panama railroad to Gatun where they in-
spected the locks and dam.
Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
November 5. follows:
November 3 (Holiday)
Visit of Congressmen.
The Appropriations Committee of the
House of Representatives, the Hon. James
A. Tawney, chairman, will sail for the Isth-
mus on the Ancon on November 12, due to
arrive at Cristobal on November 19.
Representatives of the World's Panama
Exposition Company of New Orleans have
arranged for a trip to the Isthmus in the in-
terest of the exposition. They will be ac-
companied by members of the Louisiana
Congressional delegation, and invitations
have been sent to the members of the Senate
Committee on Industrial Expositions and of
the House Committee on Industrial Arts and
Expositions to join the party. They propose
to leave New Orleans on November 12,
arrive at Colon on November 17, and depart
on the return trip on November 24.
November 9, 1910.
THE CANAL RECORD
CONCRETE WORK IN PACIFIC DIVISION LOCKS.
The concrete work in the locks at Pedro Miguel is about 46 per cent completed,
384,292 cubic yards out of a total of 837,400 having been laid at the close of work on
November 5. The output at these locks on Wednesday, November 2—2,878 cubic yards-
was the largest for any one day since the beginning of the work on September 1, 1909. The
combined output for the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks on that day was 3,761 cubic
yards. The combined output for the week at both locks— 20,253 cubic yards— and the total
for the week at the Pedro Miguel Locks— 15,007 cubic yards, exceeded all previous records
at these points. .
A statement of the concrete placed during each day of last week, including Sunday, but
excepting Thursday, is shown below.
2-Cubic yard mixers.
2-Cubic yard mixers.