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the remaining subjects of the examination
will not be rated. Competitors attaining
over 80 per cent in training and experience
will be rated as first-class draftsmen; those
who attain 80 per cent, or under, will be rated
as second-class draftsmen. Eligibles in the
first-class are eligible to second-class positions
and to tracer positions, and may be given
preference in making appointments thereto,
provided they state in form 1312 their willing-
ness to accept appointment to the lower
position. To be rated as a first-class drafts-
man, not less than three years' good drafting
room experience and, in addition, shopwork
experience on machine construction is required.
A technical school training in mechanical
engineering will be accepted as equivalent to
two years' practical work. To be rated as a
second-class draftsman, not less than two
years in drafting room, or one year in drafting
and one year in the shop or on construction, is
required. A technical school training in
mechanical engineering will be accepted as
equivalent to the two years' practice.

Competitors will be allowed to use a slide
rule. A Carnegie, or similar handbook, is
required for the work in the subject of drawing
on the second day. Time allowed, two days
of six and five hours, respectively. Men only,
citizens of the United States, physically sound



and in good health, and between the ages of
20 and 45 years, will be admitted to the exam-
ination. Each applicant should submit on
the day of the examination a photograph of
himself, unmounted preferred, taken within
two years. Form 1312 should be requested
from the undersigned, and should be filed, with
medical certificate executed, not later than
the close of business December 15.

John K. Baxter,
Secretary, Isthmian Civil Service Board.
Culebra, C. Z., November 25, 1910.



Money Order Business.

The money order business in the Canal
Zone post-offices during the month of October,
as compared with that of October 1909 and
1908, was as follows:





1910


1909


1908


Orders
issued . . .


16.784


16,608


14,472


Pavable in

U. S
Payable in

C. Z

Payable in

Mm I 'que


S429.211.70

320.697.13

10al amount of water filtered.

This account will be credited with collections for
water rentals quarterly by an amount equal to the inter-
est charge.

2 Maintenance and Operation.

This account will be charged quarterly with such
proportion of the expenditures during the quarter, for
the operation and maintenance of the reservoirs, pipe
lines, and filtration plants, as the amount of water con-
sumed in the city during the quarter bears to the total
consumption from the reservoir, or to the total amount
of water filtered.

This account will be credited quarterly with an amount
equal to the total charges.
C Paving.

1 Capital Cost.

This account will be charged with the entire cost of
paving up to June 30, 1910, and quarterly thereafter
with all expenditures during the quarter for new con-
struction work and with replacements costing one
thousand dollars, or more, for a job, together with one-
half per cent per quarter interest on debit balances.

This account will be credited quarterly proportionate-
ly with account A-l with the balance of amounts col-
lected, after proper credits to accounts A-2, B-l. B-2,
and C-2, whether such balance be more or less than the
quarterly installments with interest, as provided in the
contracts.

_' Mainir-uance and Repairs.

This account will be charged quarterly with all ex-
penditures during the quarter on account of mainte-
nance and repairs of pavements.

This account will be credited with collections from
water rentals with an amount equal to the total charges.

The collections made on account of water rentals will
be credited in the following order:

First — To account A-2. Maintenance and Operation.
B-l. Interest on Capital Cost.
B-2. Maintenance and Operation.
C-2. Repairs and Maintenance.
Amounts equal to the total expenditures.
Second — To account A-l, Capital Cost.
C-l. Capital Cost.
Amounts equal to their proportion of balance of col-
lections remaining after credits to accounts A-> B-l
B-2. and C-2.

The contracts between the United States of America
and the Republic of Panama, dated September 30, 1910,



contemplate a quarterly statement of the accounts on
water works, sewers, and pavements: that operating
expenses, interest and one-fourth of the year's capital
cost shall be settled from collections, and a new capita!
cost determined each quarter, beginning July 1, Octo-
ber 1 , January 1 . and April 1 of each year.

Geo. W. Goethals.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.



Acting Division Engineer, Atlantic Division.
Culebra, C. Z.. November 23. 1910.
Circular No. 361:

Effective November 24. 1910. and during the absence
on leave of Lieutenant-Colonel Win. L. Sibert. Major
Chester Harding will be in charge of the Atlantic Divi-
sion as Acting Division Engineer.

Geo. W. Goethals.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.



Board of Local Inspectors.

Culebra. C. Z.. November 25. 1910.
Mr. C. C. Snedeker,

Dry Dock. Cristobal, C. Z.
Sir: Under authority conferred upon me by Execu-
tive Order of the President. No. 1131. dated October 2,
1909, you are hereby appointed a member of the Local
Board of Inspectors to serve during the absence on
leave of Mr. C. J. Anderson.

Respectfully,
Geo. W. Goethals. Chairman.



Acting Resident Engineer, Pacific Division.

Corozal. C. Z.. November 28, 1910.
Order:

During the absence on leave of Mr. W. B. Corse,
Resident Engineer. Mr. Frank Cotton will be in charge
of the first district of the Pacific Division as Acting
Resident Engineer, effective November 29. 1910.

S. B. Williamson, Division Engineer.



October Rainfall for Three Years.



Station.


1908


1909


1910


01

cd

>

<

c

Q

£


e

v.
M

-.

>


o

eo
>.

■a
>


Pacific Seclion-

Balboa

Miraflores. . .
Pedro Miguel
Rio Grande..
Central Section-
Culebra
Camacho. . . .

Empire

Gamboa. . . .
Alhaiuela. . .
El Vigia ....


Ins.
8.79
7.51
8.85
8.41
8.59

9.03
6.81
8.87
8.90

13.80


Ins.

8 77
11.20
17.53
17.47
18.52

17.70
20.63
21.14
16.98
19.32
20.93
18.90
15.81
17.02
16.34
14.58
13.38

15.55
14.82
19.31
8.70
18.17


Ins.
8.86
9.98
13.40
13.42
14.72

13.51
17.20
12.57
12.00
15.37
16.90
13.33
16.88
14.72
14.53
16.30
16.46

16.02
12.22
15!65
9 54
5.51


Ins.
10.43
9.12
13.26
13.10
13.11

11.35
13.71
14.16
12.77
13.53
17.21
13.10
16.14
18.19
16.80
14.49
14.46

16.91

14.76
14.15
8.51
11.89


14
12
3
3
6

22
5
6

28

12
3
7
4
4

17
3

6

5

41

3

2


22
21
25
23
24

25
27
27
27
24
26
24
25
2i,
26
24
31

21
25
22
19
15


San Pablo .. .
Tabernilla. . .

Bohio

Trinidad. . . .

Monte Lirio.

AtfanticSectvm-

Gatun

Brazos Brook
Cristobal . . .
Porto Bello..
Nombre deD


12.95
14.57
14.25
12.50
13.53

12.22
11.95
10.96

7.2X



Proposals for Purchase of Charcoal.

Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Depot
Quartermaster. Mount Hope, until 2 p. m.. December 6.
1910. when they will be publicly opened, for 25,000
pounds of charcoal, to be made from mangle wood, or
guayacan, or equal, and to be first-class in every respect,
subject to inspection. Delivers - must be made in lots
of 12.500 pounds each, first lot to be delivered within
20 days after award is made; second lot within 90 days
after date of award. Delivery will be accepted on
board cars at any point on the Panama railroad, and
charcoal will be weighed on receipt at Mount Hope
depot. Material must be delivered in bags, of which



an equal number will be returned to the contractor.
The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Bids
must be marked "Proposal for Furnishing Charcoal,"
and addressed to C. Nixon, Purchasing Agent on tne
Isthmus. Mount Hope.



Family Quarters.

Applications for married quarters were on file on
November 1. as follows:



No. 1
List.



No. 2
List.



Ancon

Ancon Hospital

Balboa

Corozal 2

Cristobal

Culebra 1

Empire

Gatun 4

Gorgona 2 <

Las Cascadas-Bas Obispo 23

Miraflores

Pedro Miguel-Paraiso 8

Porto Bello 2

Tabernilla

Toro Point



6 (4)



(9)



Total 70 (4)594(120)



18
3

37
36
133
1
26
152 (63)
108 (34)
12 (4)
2
44 (10)
22




The figures in parentheses show the number of appli-
cants already occupying regular or nonhousekeeping
family quarters at stations, other than those at which
applications are hied.



Rainfall from October 1 to 31, Inclusive.

MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.



Stations.



S >•



tfl o



2 2S

Q H



Pacific Section —

Ancon

Balboa

Miraflores

Pedro Miguel

Rio Grande

Central Section —

Culebra

Camacho

Empire

Gamboa

Alhajuela

El Vigia

Gorgona

San Pablo

Tabernilla

Bohio

Trinidad

Monte Lirio

Atlantic Section —

Gatun

Brazos Brook

Cristobal

Porto Bello

Nombre de Dios .

Bocas del Toro .



Ins.
8.86
9.98
13.40
13.42
14.72

13.51
17.20
12.57
12.90
15.37
16.90
13.33
16.88
14.72
14.53
16.30
16.46

16.02

12.22

15.65

9.54

5.61

3.16



Rainfall from November I to 26, Inclusive.



Pacific Section —

Ancon

Balboa

Miraflores

Pedro Miguel

Rio Grande

Central Section —

Culebra

Camacho

Empire

Gamboa

Alhajuela

El Vigia

Gorgona

San Pablo

Tabernilla

Bohio

Monte Lirio

Atlantic Section —

Gatun

Brazos Brook

Cristobal

Porto Bello 'To 5 p. m.. Nov. 25)

Nombre de Dios



Ins.




.80


25


.92


25


1.91


21


1.94


11


3.25


11


1.62


11


1.96


12


1.44


11


3.02


11


1.48


16


1.60


21


1.48


6


2.98


11


2.79


11


3.17


20


2.50


4


3.69


7


4.02


1


2.85


11


3.89


4


4.58


4



Ins.
3.44
3.36
8.84
8.78
9.64

8.43
11.35

6.63
12.43
11.47
12.15

9.31
10.42
10.74
19.92
21.91

21.14
23.18
23.59
18.77
11.71



WEATHER CONDITIONS. CANAL ZONE, OCTOBER, 19IO.





-c


Temperature.


Precipitation.




Wind.




Station-..


Press're (red
to mean of
hours.)


a
?

it

s


a

3

E

'3

«

S

S9
80
90


a
O

1
2
3


£

3

a
S

70


> .

a §1
a ?.

25 90

1 93

30 91


og
u

p


u

V

>

CO

.1 «;
fa


OB

"8.S

•2 =
2*3

a u

z


g - ui

~ - TZ

x - a

r-


.a!

^ o

- -

-




o

o
u
u

a


a


Culebra


29.856


78.5


15.65
13 51
8 86


14.15
11.35
10.43


22
25

22


4.910
3.954
5.36i


S.R.

S.E.


36
3*
26


s W.

N E.
S.


5
27
17













112



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV., No. If.



COMMISSARY DEPARTMENT.



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, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.; 3 p. m. to
7 p. m.



Retail prices of cold storage provisions for the week
beginning November 21.



FRESH MEATS.

Mutton — Stewing, per pound. ....

Shoulder, neck trimmed "off, (4 lbs. and

over) , per pound

Entire forequarter (not trimmed) 10

pounds and over, per pound

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

Cutlets, per pound

Short cut chops, per pound

Lamb — Stewing, per pound

Entire forequarter, neck trimmed off.

per pound

Leg (5 to 8 pounds) , per pound

Chops, per pound

Cutlets, per pound

Veal — Stewing per pound

Shoulder for lOasUng (not under 4

pounds) , per pound

Loin for roasting, per pound

Chops, per pound

Cutlets, per pound

Pork cuts, per pound •

Beef — Suet, per pound

Soup, per pound

Stew, per pound

Corned, per pound 12.

Chuck roast, (3 pounds and over), per

pound

Pot roast , per pound

Rib roast, second cut (not under 3£

pounds) , per pound

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

per pound

Sirloin roast, per pound

Rump roast, per pound

Porterhouse roast, per pound

Steak. Chuck, per pound

Round, per pound

Rib, per pound

Sirloin, per pound

Porterhouse, per pound

Rump, per pound

Tenderloin, per pound

MISCELLANEOUS.

Livers — Beef, per pound

Calf, each

Half, each

Sausage — Pork, per pound

Bologna, per pound

Frankfurter, per pound

Leberwurst, per pound.



Price.



9

19

20

22

7

10
24
26
26
10

15

19

22

26

22

2

5

9

14, 16

13
15



20
21
21
21
14
15
20
21
21
21
24

10
60
30
17
14
14
14



Sweet bread — Veal, per pound 1.20



Beef, per pound .

Eggs, fresh, dozen

5 dozen only

Bluefish, fresh, per pound

Cod, fresh, per pound

Halibut, fresh, per pound

Oysters, in 1-qt. kegs, keg



25
t37
t23
16
10
15
50



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 f2.60

Geese, fatted, each t2.75

Pheasants, each 70, 1 .00

Partridges, each 50

Grouse, each 85

CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.

Ham — English York Cut, per pound

German, Westphalia, per pound

Sugar cured, per pound

; Sliced, per pound

Half, for boiling, per pound

Boiled, per pound

Hocks, per pound

Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound

Breakfast, sliced, per pound

Beef, salt, family, per pound

Pork, salt, family, per pound

Ox tongues, each

Pigs' feet, per pound

Tongues, per pound

Mutton, mess, per pound



DAIRY PRODUCTS.

Butter — Creamery special, per pound . .
Cheese — Roquefort, per pound

Philadelphia Cream, cake

Young America, per pound. . .

Swiss, per pound

Edam, each

Camembert. in large tins, tin. ,

Camembert. in small tins, tin.

Neufchatel, each . .

Gouda. per pound

Parmesan, per pound

Milk. Briarcliff, bottle

Buttermilk, bottle



30
36

22

25

23

28

108

*27

*28

10£

15

80

10

16

7

40

38

10

22

26

1.00

38

14

6

34

35

**25

**15



Price.

Fer-mil-lac, bottle 10

Ice cream, quart +25

Ice cream. £ -gallon J50

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.

Beets, per pound 3

Celery, per head 6

Carrots, per pound 3 A

Cabbage, per pound 3

Cucumbers, per pound 5

Cauliflower, per pound 10

Lettuce, per head 5, 7, 10

Onions, per pound 3

Potatoes, white, per pound 3 J

Sweet, per pound 2 \

Squash, per pound 4

Turnips, per pound 3

Yams, per pound 3 }

Apples, per pound 5

Grapefruit, each 4

Lemons, dozen 24

Limes, per 100 80

Oranges, per dozen 12

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

ISold only from commissaries; no orders taken for
delivery.



Supplies for Canal Work.

The following steamers, with supplies for the Isthmian
Canal Commission, arrived at the ports of Cristobal and
Colon during the week ending November 26, 1910:

Ancon, November 20, from New York, with 25,500
barrels cement for Atlantic Division; 102,000 bags ce-
ment for Pacific Division.

Storfund, November 21, from New York, with 14.970
barrels cement for Atlantic Division; 59,937 bags ce-
ment for Pacific Division.

Sibiria, November 21, from New York, with 200
barrels carbolic acid, 7 bundles copper wire for stock.

Panama. November 22, from New York, with 10
cases electrical goods, 23 reels wire rope. 20 bundles wire
rope for Atlantic Division; 6 reels wire rope for Central
Division; 1 oxy-acetylene cutting and welding plant,
complete, 30 cases castings, 700 bundles bolts for
Mechanical Division; 54 cases drugs and sundries for
Sanitary Department; 387 bars iron, 269 bundles iron,
80 cases concentrated lye, 226 kegs bolts and rivets, 11
cases lubricating oil, 11 cases valves, 20 drums com-
pound, 1 14 cases gages for stock; and a miscellaneous
cargo, the whole consisting of 2,164 packages, weighing
243 tons.

Abangarez, November 24, from New Orleans, with
88,138 feet yellow pine lumber for Atlantic Division;
42,523 feet yellow pine lumber for Central Division;
26.750 feet white oak lumber for Pacific Division;
12,610 feet white oak lumber, 800 pieces steel knuckles
for Mechanical Division; 85.946 feet white oak lumber,
50 crates refrigerators, 176 bales straw, 1,944 bales hay,
92 crates beds and springs for stock.

Almirante, November 24. from New York, with 8,735
pieces steel bars for Atlantic Division; 105 tons lock
construction material for Pacific Division; 83 drums
car oil, 400 pails grease, 16 bundles hoes, 600 drums
calcium carbide for stock.



Stages of the Chagres.

Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the
week ending midnight, Saturday, November 26. All
heights are in feet above mean sea level:





Station.


Day and Date




3


o








Vigia.






o
































<


o


CO


CM


Sun. Nov. 20...


133.0


97.5


51.9


18.2


17.4


Mon. Nov. 21 . .


133.4


98.0


52.1


19.2


17.8


Tues. Nov. 22..


129.4


95.4


52.0


19.8


18.6


Wed. Nov. 23. .


128.6


95.0


49.1


19.6


18.7


Thurs. Nov. 24.


12S.1


94.8


48.3


19.1


18.5


Friday, Nov. 25


132.9


97.8


51.9


19.5


18.2


Sat. Nov. 26. . .


130.9


96.4


51.1


19.5


18.4


Height of low














125.0


92.0


46.0



















Tide Table.

The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending December 7,
1910 (75th meridian time):



Date.


Low.


High.


Low.


High.


Low.




A. M.


A. M.
3.24
3.57
4.28
5.00

5.32
6.08
6.47


A. M.

9.40
10.15
10.50
11.25
P. M.
12.02
12.38

1.20


P. M.
3.57
4.27
4.57
5.28

6.03
6.40
7.22


9.55
10.30






11.04






11.38










December 6

December 7


12.15
12.56





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.



Colon. . .
Advance.
Panama .

Allianca ,
Colon. . .



. ...P. R. R.
. . . .P. R. R.
. . ..P. R. R.
. ...P. R. R.
. ...P. R. R.



Advance P. R. R.

Panama P. R. R .

Allianca P. R. R.



.Monday Nov. 28

.Saturday. . .Dec. 3

.Saturday. . .Dec. 10

.Friday Dec. 16

. Thursday. . . Dec. 22

.Thursday... Dec. 29

. Wednesday . Jan. 4

.Tuesday. . . .Jan. 10



CRISTOBAL TO NEW YORK.



. .Sunday. . . . Dec.

. .Saturday. . . Dec.

. .Friday Dec.

. .Thursday. ..Dec.
. P. R. R . . . Wednesday . Dec.
. P. R. R . . .Tuesday. . . .Jan.

. .Tuesday Jan.

. . .Monday. . . .Jan.



Allianca P. R. R.

Colon P. R. R.

Advance P. R. R.

Panama P. R. R.

Allianca

Colon

Advance P. R. R.

Panama P. R. R.

A fortnightly service of the Cristobal and Anco7t will
be maintained as nearly as possible, leaving Ciistobal
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.. .Nov. 24

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

Sarnia H.-A Saturday. . .Nov. 26

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

Prinz Joachim H.-A Saturday. . .Dec. 3



Zacapa


.U. F. C.


-Thursday. .


.Dec.


8




. R.-M . . .




.Dec.


10


Sibiria


.H.-A....


.Saturday. .


.Dec.


10


Almirante


.U. F. C.


. Thursday. .


Dec.


15


Santa Marta


.U. F. C.


.Thursday. .


.Dec.


22


Tagus


. R.-M . . .


.Saturday. .


.Dec.


24


Metapan


. U. F. C .


.Thursday.


.Dec.


29


Zacapa


. U. F. C .


-Thursday. .


-Jan.


5




.R.-M. ..


-Saturday. .


-Jan.


7


COLON TO NEW


YORK.






Almirante


.U. F. C.


.Thursday..


.Dec.


1


Prinz Aug. Wilhelm .


.H.-A....


-Tuesday. . .


.Dec.


6


Santa Marta


. U. F. C .


.Thursday. .


.Dec.


8




.R.-M. ..




.Dec.


12


Sarnia .


.H.-A. ...


. Tuesday. .


.Dec.


13


Metapan


.U. F. C.


.Thursday..


.Dec.


15


Prinz Joachim


.H.-A....


-Tuesday. . .


• Dec.


20


Zacapa


U. F. C.


. Thursday. .


.Dec.


22




. R.-M . . .


.Monday...


.Dec.


26


Almirante


.U. F. C.


.Saturday. .


.Dec.


29


Santa Marta


.U. F. C.


.Thursday. .


.Jan.


5




.R.-M ...


.Monday.. .


.Jan.


9


NEW ORLEANS TO


COLON.








.U. F C.


.Saturday. .


.Nov


26


Heredia


.U. F. C.


. Wednesday . Nov.


30


Turrialba


.U. F. C.


.Saturday. .


-Dec.


3


Cartago


..U. F. C.


.Wednesday


.Dec.


7


Abangarez


.U. F. C.


.Saturday. .


.Dec.


10


Parismina


.U. F. C.


. Wednesday . Dec.


14


Atenas


.U. F. C.


. Saturday . .


.Dec.


17


Turrialba


.U. F. C.


. Saturday . .


.Dec.


24


COLON


TO NEW ORLEANS.






Abangarez


.U. F. C.


.Thursday..


.Dec.


1


Parismina


.U. F. C.


.Thursday.


.Dec.


1


Atenas


.U. F. C.


. Thursday. .


.Dec.


8


Heredia


.U. F. C.


. Thursday. .


.Dec.


8


Turrialba


. U. F. C .


.Thursday..


Dec.


15


Cartago


.U. F. C.


.Thursday.


.Dec.


15


Abangarez


.U. F. C.


.Thursday..


.Dec.


22


Atenas


.U. F. C.


. Thursday. .


.Dec.


29



COLON TO BARBADOS, CALLING AT TRINIDAD.

Clyde R.-M Tuesday. .. .Dec. 6

Thames R.-M Tuesday Dec. 20

Tagus R.-M Tuesday Jan. 3

The next sailing of the Leyland Line will be as fol-
lows: Mercian, on or about December 16, for New Or-
leans, via Kingston, Ja.

Hamburg-American steamers leave for New York
every Tuesday at 10 a. m., arriving there the following
Tuesday, and for Port Limon every Tuesday or Wednes-
day via Bocas del Toro or Puerto Colombia.

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 direct
leave on Thursday at 3 p. m.; for New Orleans via Port
Limon and Puerto Barrios on Thursday at 6 p. m.,
and for New York on Thursday at 11 a. m.

Sailings of the French line (Cie Gerrerale Transatlan-
tique) for Venezuelan ports, Martinique and Guad-
eloupe on the 3rd and 20th of each month.



CANAL




RECORD



ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1910. No. 15.



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.



Materials for Locks' Towing System.

A quantity of track material, about 8,000
tons, will be advertised for within the next
few weeks. It is to form part of the rack
railroad on which the electric towing locomo-
tives, which will tow ships through the
locks, will run along the top of the lock walls.
It includes all materials necessary for the con-
struction of the railroad, excepting a small
quantity of materials on hand and the rails,
splice bars, and steel track bolts; and includes
also, 52 switches complete, with frogs. The
larger items are: 3,212,544 pounds steel cross-
ties, 1 ,934,240 pounds of rolled steel conductor-
slot covers, 6,554,000 pounds of carbon steel
rack castings, 831,744 pounds of copper con-
ductor rails, 72 1 ,250 pounds of steel conductor
rails, 1,273,090 pounds of steel channels. 445,-
000 pounds of malleable iron castings, and
smaller quantities of tie clips, bolts, nuts,
splice bars, rivets, insulators, etc. About
2,000 tons of 90-pound steel rail for the towing
system will be included in the annual contract
for rails.

The rack railroad will be installed by the
Commission, and the delivery of the material
extends over a period of two years, so that the
erection may keep pace with the concrete
construction of the locks.



Unimproved Sections of Panama and Colon.

In the new contract entered into between
the Government of the United States, and the
Government of Panama, relating to the method
of payment for municipal improvements in