and earth. The best record for a shovel of
the 70-ton class was made by shovel No. 108,
working 25 days in the Chagres district, which
excavated 37,585 cubic yards of rock and
Shovel No. 212, working in the Culebra
district, made the high record for one day by
excavating 2,964 cubic yards of rock and
earth on October 14. Shovel No. 108, work-
ing in the Chagres district, excavated 1,750
cubic yards of earth on October 3, and this is
the high record for one day for shovels of the
70-ton class, during the month.
Except where noted, monthly reports are
computed by place measurement, while the
daily reports are based on car measurement.
The best records for the month and one day
are shown below:
BEST RECORDS FOR THE MONTH.
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Earth and rock. .
231 Pedro Miguel.
Rock and earth . .
231 Pedro Miguel.
Rock and earth . .
109 Pedro Mr-:. 1.
Information is desired by R. C. Thatcher,
Toro Point, C. Z., regarding the whereabouts
of Wm. G. Minkler, who is supposed to be
working on the Isthmus.
Anyone hav .ig information regarding the
whereabouts of Herman Christensen.a painter,
who left the service of the Isthmian Canal
Commission on July 21, 1909, will please com-
municate with the office of the Chairman and
Chief Engineer, Culebra, C. Z.
Any one having information regarding the
present whereabouts of William Martin,
known by the name of "Big Bill" Martin,
who is supposed to be in the Canal Zone, is
requested to communicate with W. P. His-
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Ed. Anderson, at one time
employed on the Isthmus, is requested to
communicate with either Mrs. Ernest Hawk,
Negaunee, Mich., or Dominic Lavigne, Em-
pire, C. Z.
Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Mr. E. B. Lawyer, who is
supposed to be on the Isthmus, is requested
to communicate with Mrs. Minnie Lawyer,
4203 Central avenue, Madisonville, Ohio.
made vice-president and general manager of
the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad Com-
pany, with headquarters at Minneapolis.
Mr. A. L. Robinson returned from his
annual leave in the States on November 28.
The members of the Committee on Appro-
priations of the House of Representatives
concluded the hearings on the Isthmus last
week, and sailed for New York on the.4«con
on November 27.
Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at Porto
Bello crusher, by days, forthe week ending
November 26, follows:
Relocation of Panama Railroad.
The performance of steam shovels on the
relocation of the Panama railroad in October,
as compared with other months, is shown in
the following statement:
November 24 — Holiday
Output per shovel.
April. . . .
June. . . .
BEST RECORDS FOR OCTOBER.
Lieut-Col. Wm. L. Sibert sailed on the
Turrialba for New Orleans on November 24,
on his annual leave of absence.
Lieut. -Col. John L. Phillips, with Mrs.
Phillips and Miss Phillips, returned from his
leave of absence in the States on the Panama,
which arrived at Cristobal on November 22.
The Honorable H. G. Knowles, American
Minister to Bolivia, accompanied by Mrs.
Knowles, arrived on the Isthmus on Novem-
ber 25, and sailed for his post on Tuesday,
Mr. W. B. Corse sailed for New York on
the Panama, on Monday, November 28, on
his annual leave of absence.
Mr. W. G. Bierd, formerly general manager
of the Panama_Railroad_Company, has been
The Rev. Joshua Heath Sobey died at the
home of his son in Watkins, New York, on
November 5. He was a chaplain in the employ
of the Commission from 1907 until the time
of his final illness. He had done missionary
work for the Baptist church in Jamaica, the
Cayman Islands, and Costa Rica. He is sur-
vived by his wife and two sons, Rev. Wilfred
Heath Sobey of Watkins, and Melville M.
Sobey of Hudson, N. Y.
LABOR FORCE AND QUARTERS IN OCTOBER.
On October 26, there were 35,334 employes actually at work on the Canal and the Panama
railroad, and of that number 29,693 were Canal employes. The gold force on the Canal work,
composed almost entirely of white Americans was 4,596.
The report of the Chief Quartermaster in October shows that the number of family quarters
occupied by "gold" employes was 1,731, which is 27 more than in September, and the occupants
numbered 5,362, an increase of 141. Of this number, 1,812 were women, and 1,803 children.
Bachelor quarters occupied by "gold" employes numbered 1.94S, and the occupants numbered
3,488, of whom 203 were women. The family quarters occupied by European laborers num-
bered 272, and the occupants, 865; bachelor quarters, 113, and the number of occupants, 5,375.
The family quarters occupied by West Indians numbered 1,089, and the occupants, 3,5S4;
bachelor quarters, 270, and the number of occupants, 4,860. A statement of the force actually
at work on October 26, follows:
Const'ct'n and Eng'r'ng.
Examinat'n of Accounts
Panama railroad force, 3,129; Panama railroad relocation force 1.4S5; Panama railroad commissary force,
1.027. Total. 5,641. I. C. C. force. 29,693. Grand total. 35.334.
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV. , No. 14.
Panama Canal Baseball League with Six Clubs
Organized for Coming Season.
Representatives of the six local baseball
associations held a meeting at the University
Club in Panama on Sunday, November 6,
and organized the Panama Canal Baseball
League. Officers were elected, as follows:
President, Maj. Eugene T. Wilson; vice-
president, S. B. Williamson; secretary and
treasurer, Milton S. Hathaway. An executive
committee will be appointed by the president
of the league in a few days, which will have in
charge the preparation of the schedule of
games for the ensuing season. The league
will consist of the following clubs: Ancon,
Empire, Gorgona, Camp Elliott, Commis-
sary-Subsistence, and Colon-Cristobal. The
first four teams comprised the Isthmian
League of last year. The last two teams
are to be made up of the best of the players
in last season's four-team Atlantic League.
The schedule will probably provide for a
somewhat shorter season than usual, and the
first series of games will be played on Sunday,
December 18. The league adopted a constitu-
tion and a set of by-laws. The latter pre-
scribe that each association shall deposit the
sum of $100 with the secretary and treasurer
as a guarantee of the payment of fines that
may be assessed against it. Each association
will also pay a membership fee of $6 a month
for each calendar month of the playing season.
Any person who is a bona fide employe, or
former employe, of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, the Panama Railroad Company, or
any branch of the United States Government
service, and who has resided on the Isthmus
for a period of 42 days, or who can show by
any statement of the head of the department
in which he is employed that his employment
is reasonably expected to continue for a
period of six months, or any American citizen
who is regularly employed by private busi-
ness interests, is eligible as a player upon
the consent of two-thirds of the associations
comprising the league. This provision, how-
ever, does not apply to associations control-
ling teams in Panama or Colon, that are
members of the league.
Professional players coming to the Isthmus
to play temporarily are barred, and any club
violating this prohibition shall be fined $25.
No player shall be guaranteed a stated sum
of money for ball playing. The gate receipts
will be divided as in former years, 45 per
cent to the park association, and 55 per cent
equally divided'between the contesting teams
unless otherwise agreed upon between the
managers, and the park association so noti-
fied. Each club shall submit to the secre-
tary by December 1, 1910, a list of all players
either held under contract or under the re-
serve clause of the joint agreement of the
two former leagues. These lists will be bul-
letined, and all players carried in excess of
15, the number of men the manager of
each club is entitled to carry, shall be declared
Releases will be legal only when signed by
the president of the association. A player
released by any club cannot play with
another club until four playing days have
elapsed, except when, in the opinion of the
president of the league, such release is given
for a legitimate purpose; in which case, with
his approval and that of the presidents of
the associations involved, the player may be
signed at once.
When 50 per cent of the league games have
been played, double headers become obliga-
tory at the park where postponed games
exist, at the next playing date between the
clubs having postponed games, and shall
continue until all postponed games have
been played, but any teams having post-
poned games may play them at an earlier
date by mutual agreement. No rain checks
will be issued; in case of failure to play, the
money will be refunded.
SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ZONE.
At the annual meeting of the Atlantic-
Athletic Association, which controls the Co-
lon baseball park, the treasurer reported that
last season's receipts were sufficient to make
possible a ten per cent dividend on the stock.
Dr. Dorand and F. K. Pilson have been
elected to vacancies on the board of directors.
The annual election of officers of the associa-
tion was held on November 14 as follows:
President, John Burke; vice-president, Hil-
ary B. Parker; secretary, F. K. Pilson; treas-
urer, R. G. Castel.
Memorial Services of Kangaroos.
The annual memorial services of the I. O.
P. K. will be held at the National Theatre in
Panama on Sunday, December 4, at 3.15 p. m.
For the accommodation of all Kangaroos, their
families and friends, a special train will leave
Colon at 12.30 p. m., which will stop at all
regular stations and will leave Panama upon
the return trip at about 6 p. m. No trans-
portation will be required upon the train to
Panama, but tickets for the return trip will
be distributed at the theatre at the close of
the services, and only those holding such
tickets will be permitted to pass the gates at
the depot. All members of the order are
requested to dress in white, and to form at the
depot and march in a body to the theatre.
Music will be furnished by the U. S. Marine
Band. The public is cordially invited to
attend this service, and all Kangaroos are
earnestly requested to be present.
The schedule of the special train will be as
follows: Leave Colon, 12.30 p. m.; Gatun,
12.45; Tabernilla, 1.10; San Pablo, 1.15;
Gorgona, 1.30; Matachin, 1.35; Bas Obispo,
1.40; Las Cascadas, 1.45; Empire, 1.50;
Culebra, 1.55; Paraiso, 2.07; Pedro Miguel,
2.10; Corozal, 2.22; arrive at Panama, 2.30.
The exact time of departure of the train on the
return trip will be announced at the theatre.
Army and Navy Union of the U. S. A.
The commander of Garrison No. 106, A.
N. U., having been invited by the Supreme
Court of the I. O. P. Kangaroos to furnish
colors and guard for the parade in Panama,
on Sunday, December 4, 1910, members are
requested to be present, in uniform, at the
Panama railroad depot, Panama, at 2. 30 p. m.
on that date.
Transportation by Kangaroo special leaving
Colon at 12.30 p m.
A. G. Smith, Adjutant.
Empire C. Z., November 28, 1910.
Contract for Clearing Trails.
A contract has been awarded to Domingo
Matos for clearing the Arraijan-Rio Grande,
Arraijan- Paraiso, and Arraijan-C oc h i n i t o
trails at a cost of $975. The nature of the
work was described in The Canal Record
of November 2.
Women's Clubs— Miscellaneous Notes.
An election of officers was held in the Gor-
gona Woman's Club on Thursday, November
10, the following being chosen: President,
Mrs. B. F. Henckle; vice-president, Mrs. C.
McCann; secretary, Mrs. A. E. Calvit:
treasurer, Mrs. J. Horn. A meeting will be
held every Thursday at the clubhouse and a
program for the remainder of the year will
be issued early in December.
Five hundred copies of the cook book
issued by the Federation of Women's Clubs,
under the title of "The Panama Cookery
Book" have been placed on sale at the
Panama railroad commissaries. The book
is bound in the Federation colors, green and
gold, and has an attractive cover design.
Upward of four hundred recipes have been
collected by the club-women, among them
a number of Panamanian dishes. The
book is dedicated to Mrs. Lorin C. Collins,
who perfected the organization of the Fed-
eration and placed it on its present working
The Colon Humane Society will give a
Christmas "treat" to the poor children of
the city. It is proposed to collect the sum of
$300 by popular subscription and to expend
one-third of this for toys and the remain-
der for a dinner. An entertainment will
be held in the public playground on Mon-
day, December 5. The municipal band will
play. The committee on arrangements is
composed of the president of the society,
Dr. C. C. Pierce, the Rev. E. G. Cooke and
Wesleyan Methodist Missions.
The Rev. William J. Williams, general
superintendent of the Wesleyan missions in
the West Indies and Central America, made
a visit to the missions in this district during
the week beginning November 20. He made
addresses at Colon on November 20, and at
1 1 o'clock on that morning, he opened the new
church at New Frijoles, which has been erected
through the joint efforts of the Bohio and
Frijoles congregations. This church is under
the joint pastorate of the Revs. M. B. King of
Panama, and E. G. Cooke of Colon. At a
meeting in Colon on November 21, the Hon.
M. H. Thatcher presided, and addresses were
made by him, the Rev. A. A. Nellis of Culebra,
Mr. H. L. Stuntz of Colon, and the general
The Rev. Mr. Williams, accompanied by
the Rev. M. B. King, is now on a visit to
Bocas del Toro, but will return to the Isthmus
on December 1, and after another week's
visit here will sail for his home in Kingston,
Church at Gatun for Amerkv.n Catholics.
An old French building has been moved to
Gatun and there reerected as a church for
the Roman Catholics in the American village.
There are about 100 American Catholics in
the American section who find it inconvenient
to attend the church in the new village on
rainy Sundays on account of the distance.
The pastor of the church in New Gatun will
officiate at the American church, saying mass
once each Sunday.
The meeting place of the American Metho-
dist Episcopal Zion Church, which was formerly
on Eighteenth street, Panama, has been
changed to the Santa Rosa road on the
Canal Zone boundary. The Rev. J. Wilson
Bell is pastor.
November 30, 1910.
THE CANAL RECORD
Taxes on Vehicles for Public and Private Use.
The following ordinances enacted by the
Isthmian Canal Commission at its 158th
meeting on August 25, 1910, were approved by
the Acting Secretary of War, October 31,
Be it Enacted, by the Isthmian Canal Commission,
that paragraph "a", section 7, of the "Regulations
Providing for Certain Taxes and Licenses in the Canal
Zone other than for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors,"
effective July 1, 1908, is hereby amended to read as fol-
For operating for hire a public coach or carriage, not
operated by motor power, for the transportation of
passengers, a license tax of Sl-25 per month shall be
charged; for a public cart, dray, or other public
vehicle, not operated by motor power, the following
license taxes shall be charged, namely: For each two-
wheel vehicle, S2.50 per month; for each four-
wheel vehicle. S5 per month. Provided, however,
that in the construction and application of this sec-
tion all vehicles which are used on the public roads of
the Canal Zone for the transportation of merchandise,
or other articles of value, by merchants and dealers,
shall be held to be subject to license as provided in
this section. Provided, however, that the license taxes
in this section enumerated shall not apply to con-
veyances of the herein indicated character wherein
passengers are transported for hire, which are duly
licensed in the Republic of Panama.
Providing for the licensing and regulation of motor
vehicles in the Canal Zone.
Be it Enacted, by the Isthmian Canal Commission,
Section 1. That, hereafter, there shall be collected
and accounted for. as other similar taxes, the follow-
ing license taxes from the owners or operators of
motor vehicles used or employed on the streets or
roads of the Canal Zone, namely: (a) For each motor
vehicle (except motor cycles) used for the transporta-
tion of freight or passengers for hire, or for the trans-
portation of merchandise or freight by any merchant
or dealer, one hundred and fifty dollars (S150) per
annum; (i>) for each motor vehicle (except motor
cycles) operated for pleasure, twenty-five dollars (S25)
per annum; and (c) for each motor cycle ten dollars
($10) per annum.
Section 2. Before any person shall use or operate
any motor vehicle on the public roads or streets of
the Canal Zone, he shall procure from the Collector
of Revenues of the Canal Zone Government a license
authorizing him to use and operate such motor
vehicle on said public roads or streets.
Section 3. Each motor vehicle operated on said
roads or streets shall at all times, when so operated,
carrv thereon, at a conspicuous place at the rear
thereof, a metal tag or card bearing thereon, in large
numerals, the number of the license for such vehicle.
It shall be the duty of the Collector of Revenues,
when such license is issued, to furnish to the licensee
said metal tag or card bearing said number, and the
licensee shall, in addition to the license tax. pay to
said collector a fee of one dollar (SI) for furnishing
said tag or card, which fee shall be accounted for by
said collector to the Zone Government in the same
manner as are such license taxes. It shall be unlaw-
ful for any person to operate or use on said roads or
streets any motor vehicle unless the same bears, at a
conspicuous place at the rear thereof, such numeral
tag or card.
Section 4. The Collector of Revenues shall keep a
register, wherein he shall number, in consecutive
order, all licenses granted by him under this ordinance,
and the names of the licensees, and a brief description
of the motor vehicle licensed. Such register shall be
a public record. Said collector shall, immediately
upon issuing any license herein provided for. give
notice thereof, and furnish the information shown by
the aforesaid register, to the Chief of Police, who
shall cause arrests to be made for violations of this
Section 5. Before the Collector of Revenues shall
issue any license hereunder for the operation of any
motor vehicle, he must be satisfied, from proof fur-
nished, or from his personal investigation that such
motor vehicle for which license is desired can pass
with ease and safety on any turn or part of any public
road or street of the Canal Zone any other vehicle
authorized by law to travel thereon. The said col-
lector's refusal to issue any license indicated herein
may, upon the formal request of the refused applicant,
be reviewed by the Head of the Department of Civil
Administration, whose decision shall be final.
Section 6. All motor vehicles shall, when being
operated on any of the Canal Zone streets or roads,
between the hours of 6 p. m. and 5 a. m., carry and
prominently display lights, as follows: Automobiles,
or motor vehicles of similar construction, two bright
front or headlights, one on either side, and one red
light at the rear; motor cycles, one bright headlight.
Section 7. Except as to the requirements for the
use of lights, as provided in section 6 hereof, this
ordinance will not apply to motor vehicles, which
may be used on the public roads or streets of the
Canal Zone under the authority of the Chairman of
the Isthmian Canal Commission, or of the Secretary
of War, for official purposes.
Section 8. The term "motor vehicle," as used here-
in, shall apply to and include every vehicle or convey-
ance which may be drawn or propelled by means of
steam, gas, naptha. fluid, electricity, or other similar
Section 9. Any person violating any provision of
this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemean-
or, and shall, upon conviction in any district court
of the Canal Zone, be punishable by a fine not to
exceed fifty dollars (S50), or imprisonment not to ex-
ceed 30 days, oi by both such fine and imprison-
ment in the discretion of the court.
Section 10. This ordinance shall be effective from
the date of its approval by the Secretary of War.
Mechanical Draftsman Examination.
Applications will be received up to the close
of business on December 15 for an examina-
tion for mechanical draftsman, Isthmian
Canal Service. The entrance salaries for the
positions which may be filled as a result of
this examination are: Mechanical draftsman,
first-class, §150 a month; second-class, S125 ;
tracer, §100. The following are the subjects
and their relative weights: (1) Mathematics
and practical calculations, comprising arith-
metic, algebra to and including problems in-
volving quadratics, geometry, mensuration,
logarithms and use of tables, elementary
problems in mechanics, and use of slide rule
and the interpretation of formulae and cor-
rect working out of results in special cases, 25;
(2) materials, comprising all the materials
usedinmachineconstruction,15; (3) drawing,
involving a competent knowledge of machine
construction and ability to draw neatly to
scale, 25; (4) training and experience, 35.
Applicants must have had training and
experience sufficient to entitle them to a
rating of at least 70 in that subject, otherwise