These cards will be signed with the bearer's
name and countersigned by the secretary of
the club to which she belongs. They are not
transferable. The delegates and alternates
are requested to present their credentials to
the chairman of the credentials committee,
who will receive them on the train en route to
Panama. The afternoon session will begin
at two o'clock and will consist of addresses
and a short program, followed by a reception.
All women, who are interested in club work,
as well as those who wish to meet Miss Boswell,
are cordially invited to be present.
At the meeting of the Gorgona Woman's
Club on Thursday, January 12, the president
of the federation, Mrs. Thomas E. Brown, Jr.,
was the guest, and made a short address on
The Cristobal Woman's Club has extended
an invitation to the women of Cristobal and
Colon to hear an address by Miss Helen
Varick Boswell at the clubhouse on Wednes-
day afternoon, February 1, at 3 o'clock.
The Gatun Sunshine Society has been re-
organized and meetings are held in the lodge
hall on the first and third Wednesdays in each
month. Mrs. Harry Porter is president; Mrs.
Nat Johnson, vice-president; Mrs. Forbes,
secretary, and Mrs. Farrow, treasurer. It has
not yet been decided what the special work
for the season will be. The membership is
good , and the interest in the work is increasing.
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Gatun Lodge, No. 5, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, held a public installation of
officers on Friday evening, January 20. Fol-
lowing the installation, there was an informal
reception, and refreshments were served.
A dance for the benefit of the church of the
Holy Redeemer, Roman Catholic, now under
construction at Culebra, was held in the lodge
hall on Thursday evening, January 19. The
services of the Marine Band were given through
the courtesy of Major Smedley D. Butler,
Commandant at Camp Elliott. The receipts
amounted to about $150.
On Friday evening, January 20, the second
of a number of subscription dances that are
being given by residents of Culebra, was held
in the clubhouse. The Culebra Dancing Club
held its dance on Saturday evening, January
The N. A. D. T. Club will give a dance at
Ancon Hall on Friday evening, January 27.
A valentine party and dance will also be
given by the club on Friday evening, February
Humane Society Notes.
Seventy-five boys from the Panama orphan
asylums, accompanied by several Brothers
from one of the ecclesiastical orders, were
guests of the Canal Zone Humane Society on
January 2, and were given a day's outing at
Colon. Two additional cars were placed on
the morning and evening trains for their
accommodation. The society donated the
boys the sum of $65 gold, with which to pur-
chase their lunch, and the day was spent in
visiting the boys of the Colon asylum, where
games were played, and where the boys' band
from the asylum on the Sabanas road fur-
The humane society has authorized the
placing of a sign on the Sabanas road at the
Canal Zone boundary, on which will be printed
a warning, in English and Spanish, to all
drivers that the humane laws will be enforced.
It will be visible on approaching from either
side, and, by the order of the President of the
Republic, will be stationed on Panamanian
territory. In recognition of his sympathy and
cooperation with the work, President Arose-
mena has been elected honorary president of
the Canal Zone Humane Society.
PANAMA CANAL LEAGUE.
Sale of American Red Cross Christmas Seals In the
The sale of Red Cross Christmas seals in
the Canal Zone during the recent season
numbered 6,308. They sell at one cent each,
and this was the first time they have been
sold on the Isthmus. Twelve and one-half
per cent of the money received is forwarded
to the American Red Cross Society. The
remainder is to be applied to local anti-
tuberculosis work, in accordance with the
plans previously approved by the Red Cross.
A motion made by the assistant prose-
cuting attorney to have vacated the bail of
$6,000 granted each of the defendants in the
case of the Government against F. P. Peter-
sen and Charles Silvers for aiding and abetting
an embezzlement, was overruled by Judge
Owen on January 20. Sentence of one year
imposed on Carlos Rodriguez, a Panamanian,
for his connection with the same case, was
suspended by Judge Gudger on January 23.
Arguments in a motion made by defen lant's
counsel for the issuance of a certificate of
probable cause in the case of H. J. Hines who
was sentenced to five years in conne.. . ion
with the above embezzlement, were hea.'d on
Louis R. White, employed in the Atlantic
Division, died on January 18, as the result of
being struck by a Panama railroad train.
His body was found near New Gatun station.
He was 35 years of age, single, and had been
on the Isthmus five years, coming here from
JONES-McCOURT — On Christmas Day, at Culebra,
Elizabeth Irene McCourt to Christopher George Jones,
the Rev. Henry Collins officiating.
A concert will be given by the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission Band at Empire, C. Z., on Sunday. January 29,
1911. The program follows:
1. March — Victorious Phalanx Morse
2. Selection — Madame Sherry Hoschna
3. Serenade — La Paloma Xradier
4. Overture — Stradella (By request) Flotow
5. March — Tannhauser Wagner
6. Medley Selection — My Southern Rose. .VonTilzer
7. Waltz — Wedding of the Winds Hall
8. Selection — Carmen Bizet
9. March — Niebelungen Moses
Chas. E. Jennings, Musical Director.
The next concert will be given at Las Cascadas on
Sunday, February 5, at 6 p. m.
RESULTS OF GAMES, JANUARY 22.
At Ancon — - Atlantics, 12; Marines, 1.
At Empire— Empire, 8; Ancon, 4.
At Colon — Co'missary-Subsistence, 10; Gorgona, 0.
STANDING OF CLUBS.
P. W. L. P.C. i P. W. L. P.C.
Com-Sub. 5 5 1.000 Gorgona. 5 2 3 .400
Empire. .541 .800 , Atlantics 5 1 4 .200
Ancon... 5 3 2 .600 , Marines. 5 5 .000
SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 29.
At Ancon — Ancon vs. Empire.
At Empire — Atlantics vs. Marines.
At Colon — Gorgona vs. Commissary-Subsistence.
SUMMARIES OF GAMES. JANUARY 22.
Marines. AB.H.PO.A.E. Atlantics AB.H.PO.A.E.
McCabe.c. 4 13 1 2 Hennessy.ss 2 12 2
Maguire.lb 4 8
Shepard,2b. 4 1
McKel'y.cf. 4 1
Burns. If . .
Ed wards. 2b
2 3 1
1 7 2
Davis.p. . . .
1 1 4
Totals . . .
11 27 14
Totals... 32 4 *23 11 4
Atlantics 2 4 1 1 4 x — 12
Runs — Marines: McKelvey; Atlantics — Hennessy
(3), Gamble. Herring (2), Edwards. Sullivan, Kaufman,
Davis (3). Runs earned — Atlantics, 6. Two base
hits — Edwards, Gamble, Sullivan. Stolen bases —
Silke, Hennessy (2). Herring, Edwards, Osborne,
Thompson, Kaufman, Davis (4). Bases on balls — Off
Munsen,4; off Buckley. 1; off Davis, 2. Struck out —
By Munsen, 6; by Buckley, 5; by Davis, 7. Hit by
pitcher — By Davis, Field ; by Munsen, Davis. Left on
bases — Marines, 5; Atlantics, 8. Double play — Davis
to Gamble. Innings pitched — By Munsen, 5; by
Buckley, 3. Umpire — Lawler. Time of game — 2.00.
Scorer — J. K. Munroe.
♦Gamble out, attempted bunt on 3d strike.
Ancon. AB.H.PO.A.E. Empire. AB.H.PO.A.E.
Bryan,3b... 3 10 4 1
Moore, c 2 4 3 1
Markley.2b. 4 14 11
Fluharty.rf. 3 12
Bell. lb 3 1 14
VanZandt.If 2 10
Murphy, cf. 4 2 10
Marshall, p . 3
Potter.2b . .
James, ss. .
Russell, p.. .
Murray ,p. .
Totals... 31 7 24 12 3 Totals... 25 8 27 16 4
Ancon 10 110 1 — 4
Empire 04020200 x— 8
Runs — Ancon: R. Drennan, Potter (2). Nygren;
Empire: Bell, Toone (2), Van Zandt (3), Murphy, Mar-
shall. Runs earned — Ancon. 3; Empire, 4. Two base
hits — Pearman, James, Smith. Sacrifice hits — Nygren
(2). James, Bryan, Toone. Stolen bases — Hull, Moore.
Bases on balls — Off Hull, 3; off Russell, 4; off Murray,
1 ; off Marshall, 6. Struck out — By Hull. 2; by Mur-
ray. 3; by Marshall, 4. Hit by pitcher — By Marshall,
Potter; by Hull, Van Zandt. Left on bases — Ancon,
9; Empire, 3. Umpire — Freel. Time of game — 2.20
Scorer — Moeller. Attendance — 474.
C.-S. AB.H.PO.A.E. ' Gorgona. AB.H.PO.A.E.
Briggs,3b... 3 3
Breiv'gle.2b 3 1
Clements.ss. 3 2 2
Curtis,3b... 4 2
Barney.c. . . 3 12 3 1
Mosher.ss. . 5 4 4
Wright.lb.. 3 8 11
Guptil.lb.. 4 1 5
Bailey ,cf. ..30011
Tretter.p... 3 11
Hodnett.c. 4 1 15
Calvert.lf... 3 1
Beard.cf . ..410
Ridge.rf 3 10
Kellogg.p.. 4 2 1
Fullerton,2b 10 2 0'
Totals... 35 12 27
Totals. ..25 *23 11 7
*Guptil out for stepping out of batter's box.
Runs— C.-S.: SuUivan Breivogle (2). Curtis (3).
Mosher (3), Kellogg. Runs earned— C.-S., 8. Two
base hits — Curtis (2), Mosher (2), Kellogg. Sacrifice
hit — Curtis. Stolen base — Breivogle. Bases on
balls— Off Kellogg. 1; off Tretter, 1. Struck out— By
Kellogg, 16; by Tretter, 10. Hit by pitcher — By Kel-
logg, 1; by Tretter, 2. Left on bases — C.-S., 6. Doub-
le play — Tretter to Wright to Barney. Passed balls —
Hodnett, 1; Barney, 1. First base on errors — C.-S., 5;
Gorgona, 1. Umpire — Irwin. Time of game — 1.50.
Scorer — J. P. Mead. Attendance — 512.
The Atlantic second team would like to hear from
all organized and picked baseball teams on the Isthmus.
Address E. S. McSparran, Manager, Cristobal, C. Z.
A cable has been received advising that Bernard L.
Kearney, formerly postmaster at San PabK, who ab-
sconded on December 29, is returning to the Isthmus.
in custody, on the Abangarez, due to arrive at Colon
on January 26.
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 22.
CANAL WORK IN DECEMBER.
Monthly Report of the Chairman and Chief En-
gineer to the Secretary of War.
Culebra, C. Z., January 16, 1910.
The Honorable the Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.
Sm: I have the honor to submit the fol-
lowing report of operations on the Isthmus
for the month of December, 1910:
Department of Construction and Engineering.
The following table summarizes the prin-
cipal items of construction work accomplished
by the Atlantic, Centra! and Pacific Divisions
during the month:
and partially completed for the lower gates of
the west chamber. The setting of the castings
in the chamber of one Stoney gate valve on
the west wall was completed, and the steel
Concrete Work — There was an increase of
5,060 cubic yards in the amount of concrete
laid, as compared with the figures for the
preceding month. The daily average for the
26 working days was 3,085 cubic yards. The
total amount of concrete placed during the
month was 80,212 cubic yards, including 6,-
8-tOj cubic yards of large stone. The place
measurement exceeded the bucket measure-
ment by 309| cubic yards. Of the total new
2 448 097
Excavation — Shovel excavation during the
month was carried on in the lower chamber,
and on a hill north of the machine shop. This
hill is being excavated in order to furnish im-
pervious material for the back fill south of
the intermediate gate of the upper lock. A
total of 76,741 cubic yards of material was
removed. Of this quantity, 23,199 cubic
yards were excavated for back fill. On De-
cember 3 1 , the total material removed amount-
ed to 5,577,910 cubic yards, of which 4,845,-
909 cubic yards had been removed from the
Canal prism. The shovel excavation in the
locks was 95 per cent completed , and the chan-
nel excavation in the lower chamber 33 per
Back Fill — Back filling behind the walls of
the upper lock was continued, a total of
49,344 cubic yards being placed during
December, increasing! the total to 194,128
cubic yards. On December 31, the back fill
was 16.09 per cent completed.
Receiving and Issuing Material — The re-
ceipts of material during the month were
satisfactory, and, with the exception of ce-
ment, exceeded the consumption.
Mixing and Placing Plants — These plants
were kept in satisfactory operation during the
month. Work with the auxiliary plant was
partially suspended December 31, until the
work in the lower chamber is sufficiently
advanced to resume the dumping of concrete
Power Plant and Pumps — The operation of
the power plant and pumps during the month
was satisfactory. Power was produced at a
lower figure than during any previous month.
Iron and Steel Work — During the month the
setting of the sills for the lower gates of the
upper lock in the east chamber was completed,
concrete, 20,826j cubic yards were placed in
the upper lock, 59,361§ cubic yards in the
middle lock, and 24 cubic yards in the lower
lock. The concrete work in the upper lock
was 80 per cent completed, and the concrete
work for the entire lock system 48.1 per cent
completed at the end of December.
OPERATION OF THE PERMANENT
AND AUXILIARY CON-
CRETE CONSTRUCTION PLANTS, GATUN LOCKS.
Length of working day (hours) . .
Average number of hours per
day worked per strand of
cableway laying concrete and
large stone (actual working
Average number of mixers per
Average hourly output per mixer,
(actual working time) cu. yds.
Average amount of concrete and
large stone laid per hour, per
strand of cableway, (actual
Large rock laid, cu. yds
Concrete laid, cableways, cu. yds.
Concrete laid, derrick, cu. yds.. .
Concrete laid, derrick, dumping
Concrete laid, portable i-yard
Total amount concrete and
large rock laid, cu. yds
Concrete from the auxiliary plant is placed by der-
ricks, dumping, and a lift. It is therefore impracti-
cable to estimate the average amount placed per hour
by each of these units.
Construction during the month increased
the total fill, as determined by cross sections
of the material in place, by 412,696 cubic yards,
making the total amount in place 11,332.655
Hydraulic Fill — The dredges increased the
hydraulic fill by 243,121 cubic yards. The
total hydraulic fill in place December 31 was
5,777,235 cubic yards.
Dry Fill — -The material received from the
Central Division, the locks, the spillway
and the plant excavation, amounting to
169,575 cubic yards was placed on the north
and south toes of the dam, east and west of
the spillway, making the total dry fill in place
5,555,420 cubic yards.
Concrete — The construction of the east and
west approach walls was continued, 5,597
cubic yards of concrete being placed, which
increased the total to 113,268 cubic yards.
Excavation — The material excavated during
the month amounted to 18,488 cubic yards,
increasing the total spillway excavation to
1,565,489 cubic yards. Excavation for the
foundation for the east wing of the dam was
commenced December 23, most of the material
being removed by hand and loaded into
narrow gage cars with a crane.
HARBOR AND CHANNEL SECTION.
Excavation below Sea Level at Mindi — The
dredge Sandpiper removed 147,346 cubic
yards of earth from Mindi cut and then moved
to mile post 6 plus 2,700 feet,
(j) Dredging from the Ocean to Mindi — Five
dredges removed 274,088 cubic yards of earth
and 60,936 cubic yards of rock from the Canal
prism. In addition, the dredge Caribbean
removed 155,109 cubic yards of earth from
the channel leading to Dock 14. On Decem-
ber 31st, 40 feet of water could be carried to
zero plus 2,200 feet; 30 feet to mile 5 plus
2,000 feet; and 20 feet to mile 5 plus 2,550
feet, the end of the cut.
PERFORMANCE OF ROCK CRUSHER PLANT.
Length of working day — hours 12:00
Average number of hours worked per day.. 9:17
Average output per hour of working day 257
Average hourly output for possible working
time of 280 hours and 24 minutes 286
Average output per working hour 333
Total for month 80,244
Maximum day's output 3,877
SAND, STONE AND CEMENT SERVICE.
In connection with this service, plant
steamed 12,675 miles, handled 831 barges, and
carried 2,337 passengers.
Colon Breakwater — At Toro Point, 44,758
cubic yards of material were excavated, of
which amount 5,760 cubic yards were placed
in track fill, and 38,998 cubic yards in break-
water fill. The double track trestle was ex-
tended 352 linear feet.
NOMBRE DE DIOS.
During the month, 87 barges containing
42,813 cubic yards of sand, were shipped to
The reservoirs, water mains, sewers, roads,
and oil pipe lines were maintained and ex-
tended as required to facilitate construction
work. Work was continued on the Colon
During the month of December, the total
amount of material excavated in the Central
Division was 1,408,881 cubic yards, of which
399,883 cubic yards were classified as earth
and 1,008,998 cubic yards as rock. Of this
quantity, 1,386,753 cubic yards were removed
by steam shovels, and 8,296 cubic yards were
blasted and washed away. Contractors re-
moved 11,840 cubic yards^by sluicing, 996
cubic yards by hand, and 996 cubic yards by
January 25," 1911.
THE CANAL RECORD
blasting and washing away. Of the total,
1,408,881 cubic yards consisted of primary
excavation for the Canal prism.
The daily average number of steam shovels
at work during the month was 45.58 and the
total number of shovel days was 1,185, as
compared with 49.13 shovels at work during
the month of November, with 1,179 working
For comparison with the work done by
steam shovels during the corresponding month
of the previous year, the following table has
Rainfall at Empire: 1909. 9.44 ins.: 1910. 9.06 ins.
The above table shows the average output
per shovel to be five per cent greater in Decem-
ber, 1910, than in the corresponding month of
the previous year.
The total amount of material excavated
from the prism in the Culebra section of the
Central Division in December, 1910 — 1,211,-
400 cubic yards — was the highest record in that
section for the month of December, the pre-
vious high record for the month having been
in December, 1908, when 1,210,046 cubic
yards were removed.
The total estimated amount of material to
be removed in the Central Division was
97,125,018 cubic yards, and up to January 1,
1911, 67,792,855 cubic yards had been re-
moved, leaving 29,332,163 cubic yards to be
removed in order to complete all excavation
in the Central Division. From these figures
it will be seen that 69.70 per cent of all exca-
vation in the Central Division had been com-
pleted up to the close of the month of Decem-
ber and 30.30 per cent remained uncompleted.
Considering the two sections which com-
pose the Central Division, the excavation
completed and that to be completed at the
close of December operations, was as follows:
To be completed 27,280,791
To be completed 2.051,372
From the above figures it will be seen that
the Culebra section, locally known as the
Culebra Cut, was 67.60 per cent completed,
with 32.40 per cent to be completed; the
Ch" ,res section was 83.97 per cent completed,
with 16.03 per cent to be completed.
During the month, 12,330 cubic yards of
material were hauled from the Canal prism
and dumped in the embankment for the road-
bed of the relocated Panama railroad in the
vicinity of Pedro Miguel, and 2,596 cubic yards
in the vicinity of Frijoles. The total amount
of spoil from the Central Division used for this
purpose at the close of the month was 3,733,-
174 cubic yards. The Central Division also
delivered at Gatun 137,905 cubic yards of
rock and earth for use in the construction of
the dam, making the total for this purpose at
the end of December 2,505,557 cubic yards.
The daily average number of laborers at
work on the whole division during the month
was 7,858, and the daily average number of
gold employes 894.
DISTRICT NO. 1 — LOCKS AND DAMS.
The total excavation during the month
amounted to 29,101 cubic yards. During
December, no dry filling was added to the
prism of the west dam at Pedro Miguel, the
total amount of material in place at the close
of the month remaining at 260,852 cubic
yards, as previously reported. The back fill
at Pedro Miguel was increased by 7,989 cubic
yards, the total in place at the end of the month
amounting to 30,087 cubic yards.
At Miraflores, 39,224 cubic yards were
added to the dry fill in the toes, and 66,681
cubic yards to the hydraulic fill in the core of
the west dam, making the totals at the end of
the month 609,863 cubic yards and 294,712
cubic yards, respectively. No material was
added to the back fill, leaving the total amount
in place at the end of the month 133,545 cubic
PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS.
The excavation at the south end of the
center wall was completed, and excavation
was resumed at the center wall in the forebay.
Concrete laying was commenced on the west
side wall of the forebay, and track was laid for
back filling the west wall.
The concrete work at Pedro Miguel for
December showed a decrease of 21,414 cubic
yards over the figures for November. The
total amount placed was 42,384 cubic yards,
total of concrete and large stone laid was 2 1 ,533
cubic yards, as compared with 23,871 cubic
yards during November. The concrete was
placed as follows: 14,965 cubic yards in the
east wall; 2,319 cubic yards in the center wall,
and 4,249 cubic yards in the floors.
OPERATION OF THE PERMANENT AND AUXILIARY CON-
CRETE CONSTRUCTION PLANTS AT MIRAFLORES.
Length of working day,
day of 12 hours) hours
Average number of hours per day
worked laying concrete and
large stone (actual working
Average number of mixers per
Average hourly output per mixer
(actual working time)
Average amount of concrete and
large stone laid per hour per
berm crane (actual working
Large rock laid .
Concrete laid . .
Total concrete laid 10.388.00
Auxiliary mixing plant consists of two 2-yard mixers,