December 9. The water in the lake rose and
subsided so slowly that little damage was done
in the inundated section of the railroad.
Through Black Swamp the ballast on the
southbound track will need renewing.
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 16.
SOCIAL LIFE OF THE ZONE.
The year book of the Canal Zone Federation
of Women's Clubs has been received and is
being distributed to the club women, a small
charge to cover the cost of printing being made
for each copy. The book contains a list of
officers and chairmen of standing committees
for the year 1910-11. The cover is in green
and gold, and is decorated with a design of the
Federation pin. It is the first year book that
the Federation has issued.
The Cristobal Woman's Club has issued
its third year book in the usual form. An
innovation has been made in the department
meetings, which are held in the clubrooms,
instead of at the homes of the chairmen, as
formerly. The program for each day is
arranged by the department chairmen. An
informal reception follows at which two or
more club members act as hostesses. At the
general meeting of the club on Wednesday,
December 7, Dr. E. W. Hill made an address
on the education of the child from a medical
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standpoint. The home department Christ-
mas bazaar, held on Thursday, December 1,
was well patronized, especially during the
evening. During the afternoon, musical selec-
tions were rendered by Miss Beverly, and a
feature of the evening was a concert by the
Panama railroad orchestra. About $100 was
made and the money will be used for civic pur-
poses in Colon and Cristobal. All the arti-
cles left over from the bazaar will be placed on
sale at the meeting of the home department
on Wednesday, December 14.
At the November business meeting of the
Gatun Woman's Club, Charles C. Carr, prin-
cipal of the Canal Zone high school, addressed
the women on the importance of establishing
a public playground for children in the village
of Gatun. The cost of the equipment con-
sidered necessary would be about §150. The
club has under consideration several sugges-
tions for ways and means of raising this sum,
and at the business meeting on the first
Friday in January the question will again be
discussed with Mr. Carr and others. An
election of officers for the next quarter will be
held at this meeting. The Woman's Club
is cooperating with the other organizations of
Gatun in the preparations for the public
Christmas celebration to be held in the club-
house on Christmas Eve. A Christmas can-
tata will be sung by the children. Committees
have been appointed on the different depart-
ments of the work, with Mr. Carr as general
chairman. A part of the money raised in the
village for the entertainment will be devoted
to a Christmas celebration for the colored
children in the labor camps in New Gatun
and the surrounding villages.
The meetings of the Gorgona Woman's
Club are held at the homes of the members,
instead of at the clubhouse, as formerly.
The club is assisting in preparations for the
Christmas celebration to be held in the club-
house on Christmas Eve.
Meetings of the Empire Woman's Club
will be resumed after this week. A social
meeting of the Pedro Miguel Woman's Club
was held at the home of Mrs. William Doyle
on Wednesday, December 7, the reception
being in honor of the little daughter of the
hostess. Refreshments were served.
The Paraiso Woman's Club has arranged a
card party and sale of Christmas goods to be
held at the lodge hall on Thursday evening,
December 15. The next meeting of the club
will be held on Wednesdav afternoon, Decem-
The Rt. Rev. Albion W. Knight, the Bishop
of Cuba, is expected to arrive on the Isthmus
from Havana, on January 4, for an official
visit which will extend over 18 days. The
Rev. Jesse B. Bicknell of St. Paul's Church,
Baltimore, has arrived on the Isthmus to take
up duty in connection with the Protestant
Episcopal Church Mission.
The Sunday school of St. Luke's Church,
Ancon, will hold its Christmas celebration in
Ancon hall on Wednesday evening, December
27, at 8 o'clock. There will be a tree and
gifts, and carols will be sung. There are
about 25 pupils in the school.
The n$xt meeting of the Woman's Altar
Guild will be held at Hotel Tivoli on Tues-
day, December 21, when Mrs. Harry Payne
will be hostess.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the First Bap-
tist Church, Empire, Hfeld a sale of fancy goods
and aprons early in December for the purpose
of raising money to furnish the new parsonage,
which has just been completed. About $30
The Colonial Musical Association of Colon
gave its first concert at Wesleyan Church on
the afternoon of Sunday, December 11. The
members of this organization are Jamaicans
and employes of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
Observance of Christmas.
The Corozal Sunday school will hold appro-
priate exercises at the recreation hall on
Christmas Eve. All residents of Corozal and
Camp Diablo are cordially invited to attend.
It is requested that presents for the Christmas
tree be delivered not later than 4 p. m. on the
Colon Humane Society.
A meeting of the Colon Humane Society
was held at the Government building, Colon,
on Wednesday evening, December 7. The
date of the Christmas dinner at the play-
ground for the children has been fixed for
December 24, instead of Christmas Day.
The municipal band will play. Tracy Robin-
son, delegate to the International Humane
Conference held in Washington in October,
gave a report of the conference, and presented
photographs of the delegates to the Colon
society. An election of officers resulted as
follows: President, Dr. Claude C. Pierce;
vice-president, Frank Ullrich; secretary, J.
A. Roberts; treasurer, Pascal Canavaggio;
auditor. E. Lopez.
Election of Red Cross Officers.
Edw. Schildhauer, chairman of the nomi-
nating committee, announces the following
results of the election of officers for the fiscal
year ending October 31,1911: Chairman,
Lieut. -Col. C. A. Devol, Culebra; vice-chair-
man, Lieut-. Col. Wm. L. Sibert, Gatun; sec-
retary, F. C. Freeman, Culebra; treasurer,
Lieut. -Col. Jno. L. Phillips, Ancon; executive
committee, Major Chester Harding, Gatun;
Colonel W. C. Gorgas, Ancon; R. C. Shady,
The original organization of the Canal Zone
Chapter took place in January, 1909. The
amended rules of the American National Red
Cross, as published in "Charter, By-Laws and
Regulations for State Boards and Chapters,"
issued January 1, 1910, provides under section
17 — Fiscal year: "The fiscal year shall include
the twelve months ending October 31." It
also provides in section 26, that the officers
shall be elected during the month of October.
It seems desirable and necessary to bring the
Canal Zone Chapter into line with the national
organization, and, therefore, the officers recent-
ly elected will hold office until October 31,
1911. It also becomes necessary to collect
membership dues for the ensuing year, and
dues collected now, as well as those collected
just prior to the President's reception, will be
for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1911.
C. A. Devol,
Chairman, Canal Zone Chapter.
The marriage of Miss Ethel Mason, daugh-
ter of Lieut-Col. Charles F. Mason, to Lieu-
tenant J. R. D. Mathesson, U. S. A., will take
place at St. Luke's Church, Ancon, on Tuesday
afternoon, December 27. The ceremony will
be followed by a reception at the residence of
the bride. The wedding invitations have
been delayed and will be sent out as soon as
they are received.
Opening of Baseball Season.
At the meeting of the executive committee of
the Panama Canal Baseball Association, con-
sisting of E. J. Williams, chairman; R. H.
Wardlaw, and Dr. J. C. Perry, held at Empire
on December 11, it was decided to postpone
the opening of the season's games from Sun-
day, December 18, until Sunday, January 1,
1911, New Year's Day. The schedule, as
originally planned, provided for 30 games, but
owing to the inability of the committee to
arrange dates satisfactory to all the teams
for a season of this length, it has been short-
ened by reducing the number of games to 20.
The opening games will be played as follows:
At Colon park — Commissary-Subsistence
At Empire park — Empire vs. Gorgona.
At Ancon park — Ancon vs. Marines.
Mr. J. P. Mead has been appointed official
scorer for the league. The umpires will be
elected from among the applicants receiving
the highest number of votes cast by the mana-
gers and captains of the teams. The claims
on various players were adjusted with one or
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Cora-
mission Band at Porto Bello. R. P., on Sunday, Decem-
ber 18. 1910 at 2 p. m. The program follows:
1 March— Festal Day Roux
2 Medley Selection — .4 mina Halle
3 Waltz — Cupid Astray Rolfe
4 Overture — Lustspeil Keler Bela
5 Intermezzo — Silver Bell Wendell
6 Concert Piece — Hearts and Flowers Tobani
7 Medley March — Angel Eyes Jergensen
8 Patrol — American Meacham
9 March — Midshipman Laurendeau
As the accommodations for passengers on the tug.
which will convey the members of the band to Porto
Bello on December 18, are somewhat limited, it has been
decided to issue a limited number o passes for the trip
to accommodate those outside tne members of the band
who wish to make the trip on that date. These passes
may be obtained of the musical director and members
of the band.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Cristobal. C. Z., on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 21. 1910, at 8 p. m. The program follows:
1 March— Col umb ia Phonograph Co Burton
2 Selection — The Chocolate Soldier Straus
3 Intermezzo — After Sunset Pryor
4 Overture — Poet and Peasant Suppe
5 Waltz— Tres Jolie Waldteufel
6 Medlev Selection — Popular Hits Alford
7 Song— The Rosary Nevin
8 Humoresque — What's the Mailer with
9 March — The Coming Regiment Conterno
Chas. E. Jennings. Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Culebra on Sunday,
December 25, at S.4S p. m.
December 14, 1910.
THE CANAL RECORD
Activities of tbe Young Men's Chtistlan Asso-
The standing in the Putnam medal bowling tourna-
ment is as follows:
Hayes, G. C
Hurst. . . .
Sickler. . .
The standing in the duckpin tournament is as follows:
Cushing. . .
Dubois. . . .
Freeman . . .
Fred eric hs .
Koperski . . .
Lindsay. . . .
Putnam. . . .
The following program was given at the informal
"social" on Friday night: Selections by the male
quartet of Culebra; violin solo. Mr. Logasa; brass bar-
Mr. Kramer; vocal solo, Mr. Case; violin solo, Mr.
Logasa; popular songs. After the program refresh-
ments were served.
The glee club organized two weeks ago will give a
concert in the near future
Empire won three games from Cristobal on December
10, by the following scores:
Barrett 175 162 180
Weston 159 176 171
Collins 171 160 151
Bullard 202 174 165
Louch 144... . 133
Gustavson. 155 153 159
Potter 206 1S9 204
Bardelson. 162 153 160
Pearson. . . 161 175 ISO
Shaughne'y 1S9 192 156
Total 851 785 800 Total... 873 862 859
The concert of sacred music on Sunday afternoon,
December 11, was well attended. These concerts will
be held monthly.
The Marine Band will be one of the attractions at the
entertainment for the children of Empire on Christmas
The dramatic section will start rehearsals for a play
under the direction of C. C. Carr on the 16th.
The moving picture entertainment on Monday night,
December 5, and Friday night, December 9. were well
attended. Melville Booz presided at the piano on both
About 125 men were present at the meeting of the
discussion club held on Wednesday night. December 7.
The next meeting will be in the form of a "smoker,"
and will be held on Thursday. December 15. at which
time officers will be elected.
A large audience attended the basketball game on
Saturday night. December 10. between Cristobal and
Gorgona. Cristobal won by the score of 45 to 36. On
Saturday night. December 17, there will be a league
bowling match between Culebra and Gorgona. The
public is invited.
Gatun won at basketball on Saturday night, Decem-
ber 10. defeating Culebra by the score of 28 to 22. The
line-up was as follows:
Culebra. Position. Gatun.
Purchase R. F R. Porter
Cushing L. F Huber
Vifquain C C. Porter
Tupper R. G Shell
Koperski L. G Connor
The next game of basketball to be played in Gatun
will be with the Cristobal team, which now leads the
league. This game will decide the championship, if
Cristobal wins. It will be played on Thursday.
December 22, at 8 p. m.
The physical department has just received a set of
anthropometric instruments. The physical director
will give examinations and prescribe exercises to club
members free of charge. Mr. Ludwig will receive
applications at any time. Systematic physical culture
classes aie conducted for men every Tuesday and Fri-
day at 8 p. m.
The membership campaign inaugurated recently has
already brought good results. The total is now 425,
the largest in the Zone. Jones. Wood. Uritzel. Rohr,
Heiskell, Buber, Gayer and McLain are among those who
have brought in the largest number of new members.
Six men have signed for the mechanical drawing
class which started on Wednesday night, December 7.
Fifteen men met for tne first rehearsal of the glee
club on Thursday night. December 8. A. B. Dickson,
secretary at the Empire clubhouse, will act as conduc-
tor; rehearsal every Thursday night at 8 o'clock.
A machine for testing the lung capacity was placed in
the lobby last Friday night and is attracting much
Louis Durand has been appointed assistant to Mr.
DePoorter in the pool room. Mr. DePoorter is looking
for challenges on the Isthmus.
An electric fan has been installed in the barber shop.
Saturday night of this week a "smoker" and infor-
mal reception will be held at the clubhouse. Every man
in town is invited.
The "strawberry" bowling tournament is increasing
in interest. The highest individual score so far was
made by Wood with 213. Other 200 scores in the tour-
nament are as follows: Herring, 206; Barrett, 200, 209;
Rosteck, 211; Bullard. 202. Other 200 scores on the
alleys during the week were: Rigney, 201, 223; Burns,
215; Russell. 206; Veen, 202.
The office men's gynasium class meets regularly on
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 5.30 o'clock.
Evening gymnasium classes Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 8 p. m.
The closing game of the Isthmian interassociation
basketball league for Cristobal will be played on the
Gatun floor Thursday night. December 22. A special
train will be run from Cristobal to Gatun and return,
leaving Cristobal about 7 p. m. The bowling match
scheduled for December 24 will be bowled on the Gatun
alleys December 22. between the Cristobal and Gatun
A members' "smoker" will be given on Friday night.
December 16. All members are urged to come.
Ancon, C. Z., December 12. 1910.
The following insufficiently addressed letters, origi-
nating in the United States and its possesions, have been
received in the office of the Director of Posts and may
be secured upon request of the addressee:
Arehart. G. W.
Barrat, Joseph G.
Beyer, Chas. S.
Carter. X. A.
Ennis. A. W.
Gosdinski, Amelia D.
Leffner. A. M.
Lindsay, Wm. E.
McClelland. John L.
Mocilla. A. J.
Rackert, H. C.
Smith, Jr., E. C.
Tuley, Willard P.
Ward. Miss Alice
White. Hugh J.
Williams, Mrs. Ida
Rainfall from December 1 to 10, Inclusive.
MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.
Pacific Section —
Rio Grande. .
Central .Section —
Atlantic Section —
Nombre de Dios.
*To 5 p. m., December 9.
The following table shows the time of high and low
tides at Panama for the week ending December 21. 1910,
(75th meridian time) :
December 15 ... .
Culebra. C. Z.. December 13. 1910.
Circular No. 314-D:
The provisions of circular No. 314, covering the
furnishing of "four suitable oil containers of at least
five gallons capacity each" to each steam shovel, are
hereby amended as follows:
Steam shovels will be furnished, each, with two five-
gallon oil containers for valve and car oil, and with one
one-gallon oil container for kerosene.
The equipment of all steam shovels will be changed
to accord herewith. Geo. W. Goethals.
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Accumulative Leave for Hourly Employes.
Culebra, C Z.. December 8, 1910.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:
I quote below for your information copy of telegram
forwarded today to the hourly gold employes:
"After January 1, 1911. accumulative leave will be
authorized at the rate of two and one-third days per
month for all cold hourly employes who have completed
six months' satisfactory service, which leave may be
taken on termination of service, except when services
are terminated for cause."
Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Acting Superintendent of Clubhouses.
Culebra. C Z., December 9, 1910.
Circular No. 362:
Effective December 10, 1910. Mr. E. A. Putnam is ap-
pointed acting superintendent of clubhouses during
the absence of Mr. F. C. Freeman, on leave.
Geo. W. Goethals, Chairman.
Duties of Traveling Engineers.
Culebra. C. Z., December 12, 1910.
Circular No. 266-E:
Effective Tuesday, January 3, 1911, and until further
notice, Senior Traveling Engineer James G. Craig and
Junior Traveling Engineer Arthur C. Stone will ex-
change stations and duties heretofore performed by
them as stated in circulars No. 266-B. paragraph 12,
and No. 266-C. Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer*
The School Holidays.
Ancon, C. Z.. December 10, 1910.
Bulletin No. 5:
The public schools of the Canal Zone will close for
the Christmas holidays on Friday, December 23, at the
close of the afternoon session. Schools will reconvene
Tuesday, January 3, 1911.
Frank A. Gause, Superintendent of Schools.
Stages of the Chagres.
Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday, December 10, 1910. All
heights are in feet above mean sea level.
Day and Date
Mon. Dec. 5 . . .
Tues. Dec. 6. . .
Wed. Dec. 7. . .
Thurs. Dec. 8 . .
Fri. Dec. 9
Sat. Dec. 10. . .
Height of low
Proposals for Excavation, Obispo Diversion.
Sealed proposals for excavation of about 21,942 cubic
yards of earth, located between stations 1602 and 1612
on the east bank of the Canal, will be received until
2 p. m.. December 15. 1910, and then opened. Full
information will be furnished by the division engineer.
Empire. Envelopes containing proposals must be
endorsed "Proposals for Excavation, Obispo Diver-
sion," and addressed C. A. Devol, Chief Quartermaster.
The foilowing vessels arrived at and departed from
the port of Balboa during the week ending December 10:
Arrivals— December -I. Arica. from Guayaquil;
Pectan from Port Harford; December 6. Ucayali, from
Callao; Manavi. from Buenaventura and Tumaco;
December 8. Limari, from Valparaiso.
Departures — December 8. Pennsylvania and Stanley
Dollar, to San Francisco; December 5. Chile to Val-
paraiso; December 9, Pectan, to Port Harford; Arica,
to Guayaquil; December 10. Manavi, to intermediate
ports: Xru-port to San Francisco.
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. 77., No. 16.
The hours during which commissaries are open are
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 December 14.
Mutton — Stewing, per pound *6
Shoulder, neck trimmed off, (4 lbs. and
over) , per pound *9
Entire forequarter (not trimmed) 10
pounds and over, per pound *8
Leg. (8 to 10 pounds), per pound. . . *17
Cutlets, per pound *18
Short cut chops, per pound *20
Lamb — Stewing, per pound *6
Entire forequarter, neck trimmed off,
per pound *9
Leg (5 to 8 pounds), per pound *20
Chops, per pound *24
Cutlets, per pound *24
Veal — Stewing per pound *8
Shoulder for .oasting (not under 4
pounds) , per pound *14
Loin for roasting, per pound 19
Chops, per pound f24
Cutlets, per pound f28
Pork cuts, per pound 19
Beef — Suet, per pound 2
Soup, per pound 5
Stew, per pound 9
Corned, per pound 12. 14, 16
Chuck roast, (3 pounds and over), per
Pot roast, per pound 15
Rib roast, second cut (not under 3£
pounds) , per pound 18
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound 20
Sirloin roast, per pound 21
Rump roast, per pound 21
Porterhouse roast, per pound 21
Steak. Chuck, per pound 14
Round, per pound 15
Rib, per pound 20
Sirloin, per pound 21
Porterhouse, per pound 21
Rump, per pound 21
Tenderloin, per pound 24
-Beef, per pound
-Pork, per pound
Bologna, per pound
Frankfurter, per pound
Leberwurst, per pound
Sweet bread — Veal, per pound 1 .20
Beef, per pound 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen t40
\ dozen only .
Bluefish, fresh, per pound. .
Cod, fresh, per pound
Halibut, fresh, per pound. .
Oysters, in 1-qt. kegs, keg
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 2.60
Geese, fatted, each 2.75
Pheasants, each 70, 1.00
Partridges, each 50
Grouse, each 85
CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.
Ham — English York Cut, per pound 30
German, Westphalia, per pound 36
Sugar cured, per pound 20
Sliced, per pound 23
Half, for boiling, per pound 21
Boiled, per pound 25
Hocks, per pound J08
Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound 27
Breakfast, sliced, per pound 28
Beef, salt, family, per pound 9$
Pork, salt, family, per pound 14
Ox tongues, each 80
Pigs' feet, per pound 10
Tongues, per pound 16
Mutton, mess, per pound 7
Butter — Creamery special, per pound
Cheese — Roquefort, per pound
Philadelphia Cream, cake
Young America, per pound
Swiss, per pound
Camembert, in large tins, tin
Camembert, in small tins, tin. . . .
Gouda, per pound
Parmesan, per pound
Milk, Briarcliff, bottle
Fer-mil-lac, bottle 10
Ice cream, quart $25
Ice cream, ^-gallon $50