erecting of an addition to the recreation hall at Corozal
by contract. Plans and specifications can be obtained
from the Constructing Quartermaster by making a
deposit of $5. Fifty dollars must be deposited with
the proposal and S150 when the contract is signed.
C. A. Devol. Chief Quartermaster.
MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.
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.
Panama . . .
AUianca . . .
P. R. R. Friday Nov. 5
P. R. R. Thursday Nov. 10
P. R. R. Wednesday. . .Nov. 16
P. R. R. Tuesday . . . Nov. 22
P. R. R Monday Nov. 28
CRISTOBAL TO NEW YORK.
Allianca P. R. R Thursday Nov. 10
Cristobal P. R. R. Friday Nov 11
Colon P. R. R. Wednesday . . Nov. 16
Advance P. R. R. Tuesd 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
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
notice of the sailings oi 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.
Pr'nz Aug. Wilheim.
.U. F. C.
U. F. C
. R.-M. .
.U. F. C
. U. F. C
.U. F. C
.U. F. C.
.U. F. C.
. U. F. C
Thursday . . . .Nov. 3
Saturday Nov. 5
Thursday Nov. 10
Saturday Nov. 12
Thursday Nov. 17
Saturday Nov. 19
Thursday Nov. 24
.Saturday Nov. 26
Thursday. . . . Dec. 1
Thursday Dec. 8
Saturday Dec. 10
Thursday Dec. 15
Thursday Dec. 22
Saturday Dec. 24
COLON TO NEW YORK.
Prinz Aug. Wilhelm.
.U. F. C. Friday Nov. 11
..R.-M... Monday Nov. 14
.H.-A.. . Tuesday Nov. 15
..U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 17
..H.-A. . . Tuesday Nov. 22
.U. F. C. Thursday Nov. 24
.R.-M. . .Monday Nov. 28
.11. F. C. Thursday Dec. 1
.H.-A. .. Tuesday Dec. 6
U. F. C. Thursday ... .Dec. 8
.R.-M. .. Monday Dec. 12
. U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 15
.U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 22
.R.-M . . . Monday Dec. 26
NEW ORLEANS TO COLON.
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
Abangarez U. F. C. Saturday Dec. 10
COLON TO NEW ORLEANS.
Abangarez U. F. C. Thuisday 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
Turrialba U. F. C. Thursday Dec. 15
COLON TO BARBADOS. CALLING AT TRINIDAD.
Magdalena R.-M. . .Tuesday Nov. 22
Clyde R.-M... Tuesday Dec. 6
Atrato K.-M . . . Tuesday Dec. 20
The next sailing of the Leyland Line will be as fol-
lows: Louisianian, on or about November 13, for New
Orleans, via Kingston, Ja.
Hamburg-American steamers leave for New York at
10 a. in., 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.
Lost — Gold watch chain and small gold bell charm,
on Saturday afternoon between P. R. R. train and
Cristobal hotel. Suitable reward to finder.
M. Herz. Mount Hope.
ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1910.
The Canal Record
Published wet, ly 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
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.
Exhibits showing the cost of excavation in
the Canal prism and of rock and sand pro-
duction are published elsewhere in this issue
of The Canal Record. They supplement
exhibits published last week, showing the cost
of Canal construction, and the unit cost of
lock and dam construction.
Rainy Season Record in Culebra Cut.
The excavation in Culebra Cut during the
month of October — 1,323,846 cubic yards —
was the greatest accomplished during any
October since the inception of the work. The
records since 1907 were as follows:
Culebra District Steam Shovels.
Twenty shovels, all of the 200-class, except-
ing one, working in the Culebra construction
district of the Central Division on November
11, excavated 30,077 cubic yards of rock and
earth, an average of 1,503 cubic yards per
shovel for the 8-hour working day. This is
the highest output for a single day ever made
in the Culebra district. The shovels were
under steam 160 hours, actually digging 109
hours, and waiting for cars 38 hours and 40
minutes. The rest of the time was lost in
mining, cleaning track, repairing shovel, re-
pairing track, moving shovel back from slide,
Canal Work in October.
The grand total of Canal excavation in
October was 2,884,382 cubic yards, of which
2,784,994 cubic yards were charged to "work
excavation" and 99,388 cubic yards to
"plant." The dry excavation amounted to
1,773,580 cubic yards and was principally by
steam shovels. The dredges removed 1,110,-
802 cubic yards in addition to the amount
pumped into Gatun Dam by suction dredges.
The progress on the locks at Gatun, Pedro
Miguel and Miraflores is referred to elsewhere
in this issue.
In the Atlantic Division, the total excava-
tion was 731,721 cubic yards. Of this total,
153,142 cubic yards were dry excavation and
the remainder was removed by the dredges
in the Atlantic entrance.
The total excavation in the Central Divi-
sion was 1 ,602,255cubic yar ds.
In the Pacific Division, the total excavation
was 550,406 cubic yards, 467,873 cubic yards
of which were taken out by the dredges at
the Pacific entrance.
A detailed statement of the excavation and
a summary of the work on the locks and dams
Dry excavation —
Locks, Dani and Spill-
Locks, Dam ami Spill-
Total wet and dry
All dry excavation —
Culebra Cut ' 1.320,31 4
Total 1 1.591,723
1.602. J. 5 5
Dry excavation —
Locks, Dams and Spill-
Prism, south of Pedro
Total wet and dry
Dry excavation ..
Wet excavation ..
Mean rainfall along Canal (eleven stations) 14.39
By "Work" Excavation is meant excavation actu-
ally made for one of the constituent parts of the Canal ,
such as Prism. Diversions, or Locks etc.: that i<* it
represents material taken from the area to be occu-
pied by the Canal, and constitutes excavation useful
for the completed Canal.
By "Plant" Excavation is meant excavation outside
of any of the constituent parts of the Canal, such as
Prism, Diversions, or Locks, etc. It includes mate-
rial necessary to be excavated for construction pur-
poses only and is chargeable against the particular
plant item for which it is performed, such as Prism.
Diversions, Locks, etc.
DAM AND LOCK CONSTRUCTION.
Fill placed in dams. . .
Concrete laid in locks
Concrete laid in dams
Slides in Culebra Cut.
A portion of the north shoulder of Contract-
or's Hill broke away from the hill about 7.45
o'clock on the morning of November 14 and
moved rapidly into Culebra Cut. Steam
shovel No. 208 was caught, but not damaged;
six well drills were wrecked, and about 200
feet of the west main track were covered.
It is estimated that about 15,000 cubic yards
of material are in motion.
A slide in the rock bank of the Cut, opposite
the division office at Empire, showed signs of
activity on November 12, and steps were
taken at once to reinforce the Obispo diver-
sion ditch by making a rock and clay fill
within the ditch on the side nearest the Canal.
A break in the east bank of the Cut, near the
suspension bridge at Empire, threatens to
carry a-* ay part of the new Empire-Paraiso
highway. About"60,000 cubic yards of rock
and earth are in motion here.
There have been no new developments in
the slides at Culebra, Cucaracha, and other
points during the week except, that on the'
west bank of the Canal at the south end
of Contractors' Hill a crack has appeared
which may involve a considerable quantity
of rock and earth. The total amount of
material in motion in all the slides is within
the estimated amount of excavation remaining
to be done, as published elsewhere in this
issue of The Canal Record.
Wash borings have been made on the site
of the proposed Panama railroad lumber dock
at Balboa. They show rock at a depth of
from 65 to 70 feet. The overlying material
consists of successive strata of clay, sand, and
Information has been received that work
on the boilers and steam-fittings of the new
Pacific Division ladder dredge, the contract
for which was let in August of this year to a
firm in Renfrew, Scotland, has been tempo-
rarily interrupted by a strike among the
boilermakers. The dredge will be known as
Work is in progress on the coffer-dam across
the old channel of the Rio Grande, which is
designed to impound the water and form a
sump for the pumping station of the hydraulic
plant, south of Miraflores Locks. The method
employed is to drive two rows of sheet pi-
ling, one on the upper and one on the lower
side of a structure of round piling. The
labor of sinking the sheet piling is performed
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV. , No. 12.
NOTES OF PROGRESS.
which the photograph was taken should be "which is communicated, to applicants regarding
partly by means of a windlass, operated by
manpower, which raises a heavy block of
wood and then lets it fall; and partly by
direct hand work, according as the workmen
desire a change. The earth fill will be made
with material excavated from the Canal
prism, which will be brought to the site by
clapets, thence lifted into place by a clam-
The ladder of the old French dredge, No. 9,
stranded on the bank of the Chagres River be-
tween Gorgona and Mamei, has been removed
by workmen from the Balboa shipways. This
dredge has been a landmark to travelers over
the Panama railroad for several years, and
was carried to its present position during a
freshet. At a normal stage of the river, the
dredge is high and dry, but during the pe-
riod of floods, it is partly submerged, and
the high water of December, 1909, nearly
covered it. The Central Division steam
shovels, now working in this section, have
recently excavated all around it. The hull
of the dredge is in fair condition, and will
probably be left where it is until the Gatun
lake region is flooded, when it will be raised
and towed out of the channel.
Steam Shovel and Dredgemen.
The regular meeting of the I. B. of S. S. and
D- M. will be held in the I. C. C. lodge hall,
Empire, Sunday, November 20, at 12.15 p. m.
It is very important that all brotherhood men
attend this meeting. Officers will be elected
for the year 1911. Walter P. Tudor,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Empire, C. Z., November 10, 1910.
Civil Service Examination for Anaesthetist
The United States Civil Service Commis-
sion announces an examination on November
30, 1910, to secure eligibles from which to
fill a vacancy in the position of anaesthetist
(female), Philippine General Hospital, at
SI, 800 per annum, without board and quar-
ters, and vacancies requiring similar qualifi-
cations as they may occur in the Philippine
It will not be necessary for applicants to
appear at any place for examination. Their
eligibility for the position will be determined
upon the evidence furnished in examination
Form 375 concerning their education, train-
ing, and experience.
Applicants are desired to have had at
least one year's experience in the administra-
tion of general anaesthetics in institutions for
the care of the sick.
Applicants must have reached their eigh-
teenth birthday, but not their fortieth birth-
day, on the date of their examination.
The medical certificate in Form 2 must be
filled in by some medical officer in the service
of the United States, who should indicate
his rank or official designation on such cer-
Each applicanc will be required to submit
with her application a photograph of herself,
taken within three years, which will be filed
with her examination papers as a means of
identification, in case she receives appoint-
ment. An unmounted photograph is pre-
ferred. The name and date of examination,
the competitor's name, and the year in
indicated on the photograph.
This examination is open to all citizens of
the United States who comply with the re-
This announcement contains all information
the scope of the examination, the vacancies to
be filled, and the qualifications required.
Applicants should at once apply to the
Secretary, Isthmian Civil Service Board, Cu-
lebra, C. Z., for Forms 2 and 375.
CONCRETE WORK IN PACIFIC DIVISION LOCKS.
The concrete work in the locks at Pedro Miguel is about 48 per cent completed, 400,948 cubic
yards out of a total of 837,400 having been laid at the close of work on November 12. All
daily records for laying concrete were broken on Wednesday, November 9, when the plants at
Pedro Miguel and Miraflores mixed and placed 4,030 cubic yards, thereby exceeding the pre-
vious best record on the Isthmus, that at Gatun Locks on June 6, 1910, by 32 cubic yards.
The operated plant at Pedro Miguel on this date consisted of six 2-yard mixers, four in the con-
struction plant and two in the auxiliary plant; that at Miraflores consisted of two 2-yard, three
5-yard and one j-yard mixers. Reducing these to a common unit, a total of 58.29 mixer hours
were worked, an average of 6.03 hours per mixer, the total output representing an average of
69.14 cubic yards an hour per 2-yard mixer. The amount of concrete placed during the week
in both locks — 22,491 cubic yards — is the best record made so far at these points, and exceeds
the previous best Isthmian record for one week, that made at Gatun Locks, June 19-25, in-
clusive, by 808J cubic yards.
Work on the center and side walls at the Pedro Miguel Locks has been extended south as
far as the end sill and T-cuIvert. Between 300 and 400 feet of the side walls remain to be con-
structed before the wing sections are reached, and about the same distance of center wall to
the point where it ends. The concrete in the floor of the lock south of the end sill has not yet
been laid, but the wall construction will proceed in advance of it, leaving the floor work to a
later date. Two hundred feet are yet to be added to the south guide wall, about 100 feet to
each end, making the total length of the wall when completed, 1,200 feet. Practically all the
iron work for the end sill is set, and as this section is out of reach of the chamber cranes, the
concrete used there is supplied by the auxiliary mixer on the east bank and placed by derrick
and locomotive crane. Excavation for the extension of the east wall, north into the forebay, is
completed, and the concrete work at that point is well under way. Similar excavation for the
extension of the west wall is in progress.
The record of concrete placed during each of the six 8-hour working days of the week ending
November 12, follows:
2-Cub:c yard mixers.
2-Cubic yard mixers.
Hours No. of
Concrete Hours No. of
placed, worked, mixers
Concrete work in the upper lock at Miraflores is at present confined to the floor and culvert
system and the east side wall. Mixer No. 6, engaged on the culvert work dumping directly
into place, established a new daily record for J-yard mixers on November 11, when it pro-
duced 223 cubic yards in 7 5 mixer hours. The previous best record, made by the same machine,
was 190 cubic yards in 7i mixer hours. The smallest mixer in these locks, a ^-yard machine,
recently returned from shop, made an unusual record on November 10 by producing 133 cu-
bic yards of concrete in 8.50 mixer hours, equivalent to 399 mixings during the day's run.
The record of concrete placed in the upper lock at Miraflores during the six 8-hour working
days of the week ending November 12, follows:
2-Cubic yard mixers.
J-Cubic yard mixers.
}-Cubic yard mixer.
Nov. 7. . .
Nov. 8. . .
Nov. 9. . .
November 16, 1910.
THE CANAL RECORD
Federation and Club Work— Christmas Gifts.
A meeting of the executive board of the
Canal Zone Federation of Women's Clubs and
a conference of presidents was held at
Hotel Tivoli, Ancon on Tuesday, November
8, the main business of the day being to
arrange for the mid-season convention. It
was decided to hold this convention at
Hotel Tivoli on a date after January 15 to
be determined hereafter. There will be two
sessions, the business meeting in the morning,
and in the afternoon, addresses and music,
followed by an informal reception. Invita-
tions will be issued, and all club-women are
expected to attend.
The pictures in the Federation art collection
have been numbered, classified, and cata-
logued by Mrs. M. E. S. Smith of Empire.
A copy of this catalogue will be forwarded to
each club to assist in the preparation of the
program of the "Art Exhibit Day" for which
each club is urged to arrange.
The philanthropy committee solicits sub-
scriptions for the Christmas box for the pa-
tients in the leper asylum at Palo Seco. For
the past two years the Federation has pro-
vided a box containing personal gifts for each
of the 38 inmates of the institution, and the
response to the appeal this year is not less
generous than it has been heretofore.
Mrs. A. O. Herman has been designated
chairman of the educational committee in the
the place of Mrs. J. A. Storla, resigned. The
president of the Federation, Mrs. Thomas E.
Brown, sailed on the Allianca on Thursday,
November 10, for a short visit in New York.
The Federation will tender a farewell recep-
tion to Mrs. Lorin C. Collins, on Saturday
afternoon, November 26, at the Commission
clubhouse in Cristobal, the Cristobal Wo-
man's Club entertaining.
The Gatun Woman's Club met in the Com-
mission clubhouse on Friday, November 11.
The club library will be opened for the distri-
bution of books after December 1. The club
will cooperate with the Sunday school in the
Christmas entertainment for the children. A
number of pictures will be purchased and pre-
sented to the school at Christmas. The social
meeting will be omitted this month and the
club will hold its next business session on
Friday, December 9.
The business meeting of the Pedro Miguel
Club was held on Wednesday, November 9.
A committee was appointed to cooperate with
the Sunday school in the Christmas enter-
tainment. It is proposed to begin a short
course of study of the history of Panama, and
papers on current events will be read at each
business meeting, followed by a discussion.
Hotel, in Colon, on Thanksgiving Eve,
All Kangaroos in good standing are cor-
dially invited to attend. A special train will
be run from Panama, making all stops, in
accordance with the following schedule:
Leave Panama, 7; Corozal, 7.08; Pedro
Miguel, 7.18; Culebra, 7.30; Empire, 7.35;
LasCascadas, 7.40: Bas Obispo, 7.45; Gor-
gona, 7.55; San Pablo, 8.10; Tabernilla, 8.15;
Gatun, 8.40; arrive Colon, 8.55. Returning,
the train will leave immediately after the
ball Invitations can be obtained from the
comptrollers of the respective courts.
C. D. Hoffman, Secretary.
Colon, R. P., November 7, 1910.
President Taft's Visit.
President Taft and his party arrived on the
Isthmus on the morning of November 14.
They were met at Cristobal by the Isthmian
Canal Commission and officials of the Pana-
manian Government, and were taken by special
train to Culebra. On the morning of Tuesday,
November 15, the President and his party
were taken by special train to Gatun, where
they made a thorough inspection of the locks
and dams, returning to Culebra on the relo-
cated line of the Panama railroad in the after-
noon. In the evening the President, accom-
panied by Col. Goethals, went to Paraiso,
where he addressed a meeting of Canal em-
ployes under the auspices of the Canal Zone
branch of the Red Cross and the Y. M. C. A.
On Wednesday morning a trip by special
train was made through Culebra Cut; and in
the afternoon, the President will receive
delegations of employes. In the evening he
will attend a banquet in Panama tendered by
the President of the Republic. On Thursday,
he will make a trip over the locks and other
work in the Pacific Division, returning to
Colon in time to board the Tennessee before
Caught in Slide at Gatun Locks.
Shortly before 5 o'clock on the afternoon of
November 9 a part of the bank in the south
forebay of the locks at Gatun, where a gang
was excavating for the east wing wall, caved