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SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ZONE.



Dancing Parties.

The bachelors living at Corozal gave a
dance on Wednesday evening, November 2.
A special train was furnished from Balboa to
Paraiso, and the attendance was large. A
second dance is proposed for the near future.

On Thanksgiving eve there will be a dance
at Paraiso in aid of the playground for the
village. A committee, under the name of
the playground committee, composed of
men and women, has been formed, and the
arrangements for this dance will be in its
hands.

The Daughters of Rebekah, Gorgona, held
a reception in honor of Mrs. Leroy Smith at
her residence on Friday evening, November 4.

The Gatun Tennis Club has purchased
Tungsten lamps and made arrangements to
purchase electric current to illuminate the
courts at night. Thirty lights of 100 watt
power have been installed.



Church Work.

Mr. Bernard N. Baker of Baltimore, pres-
ident of the Moral Education Board repre-
senting a movement in 27 states, will deliver
an illustrated lecture at St Luke's Church,
Ancon, at 8 o'clock on Sunday night, Novem-
ber 13. The public is cordially invited to be
present.

The Gatun Christian League has called to
the .pastorate of the Union Church in Gatun



the Rev. Charles O. Purdy, of the Christian
Church of Des Moines, la. Mr. Purdy has
been appointed Commission chaplain with
residence at Gatun. The League was organ-
ized at Gatun in 1909, and has a membership
of 100. Its activities include the organiza-
tion and charge of the Union Sunday school
and the arranging for services in the chapel.
Social affairs held in the chapel are also under
the organization.

The annual meeting of the Woman's Altar
Guild of St. Luke's Church, Ancon, was held
at the home of Mrs. W. C Gorgas on Tues-
day afternoon, November 1, with a large
attendance. The election of officers for the
ensuing year resulted as follows: President,
MissBeattie; vice-president, Mrs. Charles F.
Mason; secretary, Miss Wilhelmina Bryan;
treasurer, Mrs. H. C Hanson. Miss Gorgas
was appointed secretary pro tempore, owing
to the absence from the Isthmus of Miss
Bryan. The next meeting of the guild will
be held at the home of Mrs. Wesley Owen,
on Tuesday, November 15.

The reception given in honor of Chaplain
and Mrs. Brown by the members of the
Woman's Altar Guild of St. Mark's Church,
Culebra, on November 1, was well attended.
Selections for violin and cornet were played
and refreshments were served.

Masses at the Church of the Holy Redeemer,
Culebra, will be at 7.30 and 9 o'clock in the
morning.

The United M«thodist Church (colored)



opened a meeting room on the border line of
Ancon and the city of Panama on Sunday,
November 6. The Rev. C. M. Anderson is
pastor.



Canal Zone Humane Society.

A meeting of the directors of the Canal
Zone Humane Society was held at the Hotel
Tivoli on Sunday afternoon, November 6.
It was decided to petition the head of the
Department of Civil Administration for per-
mission to allow the society to erect a sign
printed in Spanish and English at the inter-
section of the Corozal and Sabanas roads,
warning drivers against violation of the hu-
mane laws. A committee was appointed to
complete arrangements for a workhorse
parade to be held on Washington's Birthday.
It was decided to give an excursion to Ta-
boga for poor children of Panama. In re-
sponse to a request from the International
Humane Society, arrangements will be made
for "Mercy Sunday" in the churches of the
Canal Zone and Panama, when sermons on
humane work will be preached. The Rev.
Father Quijano and Archdeacon H. B. Bryan
were appointed a committee to arrange the
date and other details.



Married.

GODDARD-THOMAS— On November 4, in ihe
Commission chapel, Cristobal. Cora Inea Thomas
of Connersville, Ind., to Arthur Joseph Goddard of
New York City, the Rev. Carl H. Elliott, officiating.
Canal /.one residence. Colon.



November 9, 1910.



THE CANAL RECORD



87



OFFICIAL CIRCULARS.



Changes In Ice Orders.

Cristobal, C. Z., November 2. 1910.
To AH Concerned — As the Commissary ice waybill
closes Rt 9 a. m. for delivery on the day following,
changes in ice orders must reach the order room,
building No. 2. Cristobal, before that hour or delivery
cannot be made on the following morning.

Eugene T. Wilson,
Subsistence Officer.



New Rates and Rules for Hotel Tlvoli.

Cristobal C. Z.. November 9, 1910.
Circular No. 96-a:

Circular No. 96, effective November 1, 1909, prescri-
bing rates and rules for the Hotel Tivoli, is hereby re-
voked.

The following rates and rules for the Hotel Tivoli are
published, effective November 10, 1910:

RATES FOR ROOM AND



made for grade 2 rooms en suite with grade 1 rooms with
bath.

FAMILIES OR PARTIES AT "ROOM AND MEALS" RATE

OCCUPYING A GRADE 2 ROOM EN SUITE WITH A

GRADE 1 ROOM.

No. of Persons.* Charge.

c One in grade 1

Two \ One in grade 2

' En suite charge for one, 25 cents.

j One in grade 1

Three < Two in grade 2

I En suite charge for two, 50 cents.

( Two in grade 1

Four ] Two in grade 2

t En suite charge for two. 50 cents.

*Not including children under 12.

If in any of the three above mentioned groups one of
the persons is a nurse or servant, the nurse or servant
will be considered located in the grade 1 room and be

MEALS — NONEMPLOYES.





Number
persons
in room.


Tran-
sient
Daily.


Weekly.


Monthly.


of room.


Per day.


Per week.


First Month.


Second Month.




Daily. j Monthly.


Daily.


Monthly.


1
1
2
2
3
3


1
2
1
2
1
2


$5.50
10.00
5.00
9.00
4.50
8.00


$5.00
9.00
4.50
8.00
4.00
7.00


S35.00
63.00
31.50
56.00
28.00
49.00


S4.00 $120.00
7.00 ; 210.00
3.50 105.00
6.00 180.00
3.25 j 97.50
5.50 165.00


S3. 50
6.00
3.00
5.00
2.50
4.50


$105.00
180.00

90.00
150.00

75.00
135.00



EMPLOYES.

Daily — Same as daily rates for first month non-
employes.

Monthly — Same as monthly rates for second month
nonemployes.

Employes' monthly rate for room and meals will not
be given without authority from the Subsistence Officer
in each case.

Special rates will be made for room and meals for
women employes for whom no quarters are provided at
An con.

RATES FOR ROOM WITHOUT MEALS NONEMPLOYES

AND EMPLOYES.

Guests at "room and meals" rate may be rented
second grade rooms for use as parlors at the following
rates:

Transient, daily, $3.

Weekly, per day. $2.75; per week. $19.25.

Monthly, per day, $2.50; per month, $75.

EMPLOYES ONLY.



Grade of
room.


Number per-
sons in
room.


Daily, or for
night's lodg-
ing only.


1

1
2
2
3
3


1
2
1
2

1
2


$2.00
3.00
1.50
2.00
1.25
1.75



charged two-thirds the regular rate for same. An
extra charge of 25 cents will be made for breakfast
served in room and an extra charge of 50 cents for lunch
or dinner.

Two in a room is ordinarily the full capacity of grade
1 and grade 2 rooms, but if it be necessary for more
than two persons to occupy a room temporarily, the
charge for each additional person will be $4.50 for grade
1 rooms, $3.75 for grade 2 rooms, and $3 for grade 3
rooms. Grade 3 rooms will ordinarily not be rented to
more than one person by day or week.

The rate for servants when occupying room will be
two-thirds the regular rate; when occupying cot in room
or bath room, or in regular servants' quarters, one-half
the usual rate for grade 3 room.

The rate for children under twelve when occupying
room with parents or nurse and requiring no extra bed,
but old enough to occupy. seat at table, will be a flat
rate of $1.25 per day for daily rate and $1 per day for
weekly or monthly. Over twelve years of age, full
rates will be charged. An extra charge of 50 cents per
day per cot or bed will be made for children where a cot
or extra bed is required in room with parents or nurse.

In case a room is occupied by one or more children
under 12, without nurse or other person over 12 in room,
a room charge per room will be made as follows:



per day on daily rates and at the rate of $2.25 per day
on weekly rates, and to employes at the rate of $2
per day on daily rates.

If rooms be occupied by the month and guests are
absent, credit will not be given for the room. If absence
is for one full week, credit will be allowed for meals from
the full monthly rate at the rate of $ 1 .50 per day for first
month nonemployes, and $1.25 per day for employes
authorized to stay at the Hotel Tivoli by the month and
for second month nonemployes. - Notice must be given
to the clerk in writing or in person, in advance, to secure
credit.

When one day's meals, or more, are missed consecu-
tively and required notice given in advance, children
under 12 will be given credit for meals at rate of 75
cents per day and servants at rate of $1 per day.

Open accounts will not be permitted. Guests will be
required to pay their bills upon leaving. Accounts of
transient employes unpaid at time of leaving will be
made up at the proper nonemployes' rate and sent to
the Examiner of Accounts. Weekly bills will be ren-
dered when due. Monthly bills will be made up on the
7th. 14th, 21st and last day of the month. All bills are
due and payable upon presentation. No variations
from this rule will be made without authority from the
Subsistence Officer.

The weekly rate does not apply unless stay has been
for a full week and the monthly rate does not apply unless
stay has been for a full month. And since bills are made
up once a week, the weekly bills of nonemployes who
have expressed their intention of staying at the Tivoli by
the month will be made out during the first month at
weekly rates and proper correction will be made at the
end of first month's stay, and the weekly bills of
employes authorized to stay at the Hotel Tivoli by the
month will be made out during the first month at the
first month nonemployes' rate and proper correction
will be made at the end of first month's stay.

SPECIAL RATES.

Delegations from business mens' clubs and other
organizations, or special parties visiting the Canal will
be given the following rates:

For parties of 10 or more, and less than 25: For less
than 5 days, weekly rates; for 5 days or more, employes'
rates. For parties of 25 or over: Employes' rates.

No employe of the hotel has authority to make any
other rates or to modify any of the foregoing rules.

Eugene T. Wilson. Subsistence Officer.



Paraiso Station Discontinued.

Panama Railroad Company.
Office of General Superintendent.

Colon R. P., November 4, 1910.
Circular No. 247:

To All Concerned: — Effective this date, the non-
agency station at Paraiso Junction will be discontinued,
and all freight hereafter for that place will be billed to
Pedro Miguel. J. A. Smith.

General Superintendent.



Contract for Clearing Trails.

Mount Hope C.Z.. October 25, 1910.
Bids will be received at the office of the Purchasing



nonemployes.



Rooms without meals will not be rented to employes
for a longer period than two days, at which time bills
will be rendered and collected. No other rates for
rooms without meals will be made.

rates for meals.



Transient.


Table Board.




Nonem-
ployes.


Em-
ployes.


Nonem-
ployes.


Employes.


Breakfast.
Lunch . . .
Dinner . . .


$0.75
1.00
1.00


$0.75
.75
.75


$14.00
48.00


$ 12.00 per week.
45.00 per month.



Grade of


Transient
Daily.


Weekly.


M OKTHLY.


room.


Per day.


Per week.


First Month.


Second Month.




Per day.


Per month.


Per day.


Per month.


1
2
3


$2.25
2.00
1.75


$2.00

|1.75

1.60


$14.00
12.25
11.20


$1.50
1.25
1.15


$45.00
37.50
34.50


$1.25

1.00

.75


$37.50
30.00
22.50



Note — At table board no credit will be given for
meals not taken.

Meal tickets will be purchased at the office before
entering dining room by employes at "room without
meals" rate and by all persons without rooms.

RATES FOR MEALS A LA CARTE.

Minimum charge per meal, $1.

This service will supplement the regular service for
lunch and dinner.

Guests at "room and meals" rate, as well as all pur-
chasers of regular meal tickest. may order a la carte, not
to exceed $1 without additional charge, but when ex-
ceeding $1, will be required to pay amount of such ex-
cess in cash, or to sign check for same, before leaving
dining room.

Children at the $1. or the $1.25 per day rate will pay
25 cents extra for each a la carte meal taken, and, in
addition, when bill for such a la carte meal exceeds $1
will pay the amount of such excess.

TEA ROOM SERVICE.

Hours — 3 to 6 p. m. Minimum charge. 25 cents.
An extra charge of 25 cents per day per person will be



EMPLOYES.

Daily — Same as daily rates for first month nonem-
ployes.

Monthly — Same as monthly rates for second month
nonemployes.

Employes' monthly rates will not be given without
authority from the Subsistence Officer.

Children under twelve will not be put alone in a grade
1 room unless parent or nurse, or another child of family
over twelve occupies grade 2 room en suite. Whenever
there are more than one person over 12 in a suite, the
"families or parties" rate for suites applies.

The "per room" charge for rooms occupied by chil-
dren under 12, is in addition to regular charge for chil-
dren, and in addition to any charge made for extra bed
or cot. or any en suite charges.

Employes will be required to pay bills at time of
leaving in coupons. If properly identified as employes
to the satisfaction of the manager, bills may be paid in
currency. Persons at "room and meals rate" must pay
for all meals, unless one day's meals, or more, are missed
consecutively, in which case notice must be given to the
clerk in advance, in order to secure credit. Credit for
meals will be allowed to nonemployes at the rate of $2.5()



Agent on the Isthmus, Isthmian Canal Commission,
Mount Hope, C.Z. up to 2.30 p. m.. Monday, November
14. 1910, at which time they will be opened in public,
for clearing the Arraijan-Rio Grande trail from the
Canal Zone boundary to a point on the Panama
railroad, 600 feet below the Rio Grande dam, a distance
of about seven (7) miles; and for clearing the Arrai-
jan-Paraiso trail from the Canal Zone boundary line
to the Panama railroad, a distance of about six (6)
miles; and also for clearing the Arraijan- Cochinito trail
from the Canal Zone boundary line, south of Arraijan.
to the village of Cochinito. in the Canal Zone. The
work shall be done in accordance with specifications to
be had upon application to the Superintendent of
Public Works, I. C. C. Administration Building. Pan-
ama. Proposals may be made for the clearing of each
trail separately, or for the three. The successful biddei
will be required to furnish bond or cash deposit in the
amount of $25 for each trail as a guarantee that the
work will be carried out. Proposals should be enclosed
in sealed envelopes, marked "Proposals for clearing
Arraijan-Rio Grande. Arraijan-Paraiso and Arraijan-
Cochinito trails." The Commission reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, to accept any bid as may be
deemed to its interest, and to waive defects and in-
formalities in proposals.

Charles L. Parker,
Purchasing Ag$nt on the Isthmus,



88



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV., No. 11.



COMMISSION CLUBHOUSES.



Activities of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
ciation.

CULEBRA.
The discussion club will meet on Thursday evening
of this week under the leadership of A. A. Nellis; subject,
"Thrift."

The duckpin tournament will open on November 15.
Men wishing to join should hand their names to Mr-
Dougherty.

A smoker has been arranged for on November 18.
The standing in the handicap billiard tournament i
as follows:

Name. Handicap Won.

French 60

Conlan 100

Silver , 40

Dubois 100

Case 60

Kaufman 60

Thomson . 90

Koperski 60

MeCann 70

The following are the men who have bowled over 200
during the week: Dougherty. 226, 203, 200; Fox, 225,
203; Cornthwaite, 201; Cohen. 212.

The men having the highest average during the week
and the scores are: Cohen, 3 games, average 184; Hill,
1 game, average, 181; Dougherty, 17 games, average,
170|.

EMPIRE.
Empire's first team took three straight games from
the Cristobal bowling team last Saturday evening.
Score were as follows:



on


Lost


6


2


5





3


3


3


1


2


1


1


3


1


4





5





2



Cristobal.

Billiard 178 226 171

Rabbitt 169 158 166

Collins 186 141 162

Adams 118 170 126

Thomas 138 171 146



Empire.
Gorham.. . 156 187 173
Potter. ... 184 212 170
Shaughn's'y 140 169 173
Pearson. . . 179 167 175
Huson. ... 202 161 172



Total 789 866 771 Total... 861 896 863

The following high scores were bowled last week:
Edwards. 211. 201; Shaughnessy. 206; Sawtelle. 206;
Gustavson, 229; Bardelson. 218.

Gymnasium classes will be continued on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.

A meeting of representatives of all the official, social
and religious organizations in Empire will be held on
Thursday evening. November 10, for the purpose of
making plans for the Christmas celebration for the
benefit of the children of Empire.
GORGON A.

On Monday. October 31, a dramatic club was or-
ganized with E. W. Mitchell, as manager, and E. L.
Emery, stage manager. Parts were assigned for a play
and one rehearsal has been held.

R. G. Goodman led the discussion club on Tuesday
night; subject. "What Is Happiness?" The club has
proved interesting and leaders are being assigned for
the month of November.

On Thursday. November 3, the Gorgona ladies'
bowling team took one game out of three from a team
composed of the night men. Thursday, November 10.
they go to Empire as the guests of the Empire ladies to
bowl. Mrs. Corcoran rolled 241 last week, which is the
highest score ever made by a lady on the Isthmus.

Two hundred scores at bowling for the past week
were made as follows; Mrs Corcoran, 201, 241; Arnold,
209,201,204; Humprey, 212; Witmer, 208; White.
238; Stewart. 225.

For the most games with a score of over 140 during
the month of November a prize of one pair of Jhigh top
bowling shoes is offered. The high score prize is a silver
medal.

Gatun's second team took two out of three games
from the Gorgona second team on Saturday night.
Scores were as follows :



Gatun.

Dalton 225 189 184

Harrington.. 165 154 155

Myers 158 158 126

Wilson 166 175 172

Hodges ISO 155 152



Gorgona.
Stoehr. ... 148 126 174
Arnold ... 161 162 175
Montg'm'y 146 134 152
M.Var'k'p. 137 154 170
Bordt 180 156 171



Total 864 831 789 Total... 772 732 842

Next Saturday night the third game of the basketball

league will be played on the home floor against Culebra.

Culebra will also send her first bowling team for the

ast game of the preliminaries with the local first team.

GATUN.

Four hundred people attended the entertainment by
the Empire Musical and Dramatic Society on Wednes-
aing. November 2.

The Spanish class will hold its first meeting this week.
It is hoped that a large number of the people of Gatun
will avail themselves of this opportunity to learn the
language. For tuition fees and other information see
the secretary.

The Culebra V. M. C. A. has donated 100 of its books
to the Gatun V. M. C. A. library.



Emphasis is being placed on the increasing of the
membership during the month of November. Eleven
new members were added during the first six days.

A general meeting of the various organizations in
Gatun will be called in the near future to make arrange-
ments for the community Christmas celebration.

The Gatun team defeated the Empire five at basket-
ball on the local floor by the score of 37 to 22 last Satur-
day night. The Hnc-up was as follows:

Empire. Position. Gatun.

Myers. Moore Forward R. Porter

Eason Forward F. Huber

Bartholomew Center. . .C. Porter, Eggleston

Seaton Guard J. Mitchell

King Guard G. Connor.

Next Saturday the Gatun five will meet the Cristobal
team at Cristobal. These teams are tied for first place
in the league.

The local first bowling team was defeated by Gor-
gona. losing two out of three games in last Saturday's
match. Following are the scores:

Gatun. Gorgona.
Ponton 167 150 146 Roper 186 162 170



Severn 155 139 148

DeMoll 192 154 155

Wolf 171 136 144

Durand 136 167 213



Stewart. . 163 145 151

Otis 185 155 198

Haldeman. 155 185 149

White 128 200 152



Total 821 746 S06 Total... 817 847 820

Next Saturday will complete the preliminaries in the
bowling tournament. Cristobal's second team will play
Gatun's second team on the Gatun alleys.

There is still time to join the local handicap duckpin
tournament. All wishing to enter the tournament are
requested to see Mr. DeMoll.

John J. Lucky won the prize for high tenpin score
for the month of October.

H. II. Hodges is acting assistant bowling manager
during the absence of Mr. Barte.

Chas. Ourand won first prize in the October pool
tournament. The three cushion billiard tournament
closes this week.

CRISTOBAL.

Thursday, November 3, was celebrated at the Cristo-
bal ulubhouse with an all day "open house," together
with a boys' gymnasium class in the afternoon, basket-
ball game and bowling match in the evening, and a con-
cert by the orchestra from the Prim August Wilhelm.

Cristobal defeated Gorgona in the league basketball
game Saturday night by the score of 22 to 10. The
line-up and summary follow:

Gorgona. Position. Cristobal.

Sonnenberg Forward Prather

Ridge Forward Luce

Swanson, Capt Center Vifquain

Fail Guard Weller. Capt.

Simka, Stripling Guard Pring

Summary — Goals. Sonnenberg, 1 ; Swanson, 1 ; Pra-
ther. 1 ; Luce. 4; Vifquain. 4; goals from fouls. Ridge,
2; Simka. 3; Stripling. 1; Prather 4; fouls, Sonnenberg,
1, Ridge, 1; Swanson, 4; Simka, 2; Stripling, 1; Prather,
3; Luce. 2; Vifquain. 1; Weller. 4; Pring, 1;.

The standing of the basketball league at present is as
follows:

Team.

Cristobal

Gatun

Empire

Culebra

Gorgona



^*on.


Lost.


Per cent


3





1000


2





1000


1


2


333





2


000





2


000



The bowling match on the local alleys on Satur-
day resulted in favor of Empire. The scores were:



Empire.

Gustavson. . 192 156 201

Sawtelle. ... 129 175 156

Goolsby 156 179 168

Leon 200 168 171

Bardelson... 171 169 174



Cristobal.

Barrett 211 183 128

Blackburn. 150 169 104

Turner 130 142 168

Howard. . . 159 155 133

Weston. . . 172 164 167



Total 848 847 870 Total... 822 813 700

The following 200 and over scoies were made during
the week: Barrett, 200. 225, 209. 211; Bullard. 212.
200; Rabbitt, 210, 202; Herrington. 212; Rigney, 203;
Collins, 201; Hess, 203.

On Saturday. November 12. the boys' department
will take an all-day outing to Toro Point.

The meeting of the Cristobal Dramatic Club Wednes-
day night will be rendered interesting by selections from
several members who have volunteered. The follow-
ing will take part this week: Messrs. Shradley, Manley,
Sexton and Henriquez.



Bids for an Addition to Recreation Hall, Corozal.

Sealed proposals, for labor (exclusive of plumbing
and painting) only, will be received at the office of the
Constructing Quartermaster. Culebra, C. Z.. until 3
p. m.. November 12, 1910, and then opened, for the