Miraflores and again at Ancon, as at present.
In this case, Balboa and Corozal would be
served with the raw water from both Cocoli
and Rio Grande, passing through the 16-inch
main. In case it is found necessary, a spe-
cial arrangement will be made for providing
those places with filtered water for drinking
purposes. A curtailment of the drain on the
Rio Grande, main will be effected by the
installation of a pump, with a minimum ca-
pacity of 650 gallons per minute operating
against a 50-foot head, on one of the banks of
the Pedro Miguel River, near the railroad
culvert, to supply a water tank for locomotives,
situated near the Pedro Miguel shops. Hither-
to, the water for the tank has been drawn
through a -1-inch branch line extending from
the Rio Grande main, and the daily consump-
tion has been about 600,000 gallons. The dry
season flow in the Pedro Miguel River is
equivalent toabouc 10,000,000 gallons per day,
so an abundant supply for the tank is assured.
The water pressure in Ancon and Panama
varies from six to 50 pounds per square inch.
The low pressure occurs when the pumps at
Cocoli Lake are closed down for any purpose,
while the high pressure develops in the night
time when there is a greatly decreased con-
sumption. The average pressure in Panama
is 20 pounds to the square inch when the
Cocoli pumps are supplying TOO gallons per
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minute to the Rio Grande main under a pres-
sure of 70 pounds per square inch, which
represents about one-third of the water used,
south of Miraflores. The installation of the
new 10-inch pump will, it is believed, deliver
2,400,000 gallons of water daily to the Rio
Grande main at a pressure of 100 pounds to
the square inch, which will give an average
pressure of 40 pounds to the square inch in
Panama, providing the city water system is
not extended beyond its present limits.
The water elevation in the Rio Grande
reservoir is 238 feet, and the theoretical stor-
age is 490,000,000 gallons, of which 377,000,-
000 gallons represents the so-called usable
supply. The daily outflow at the intakes is
now about 4,900,000 gallons per day, in-
cluding 900,000 gallons drawn off by the Cuca-
racha pumping plant, and this would indicate
a 77 days' supply. The dry season records at
this reservoir during the past four years are
shown in the following table:
excessive that year. In addition, there is a
third intake, 24 feet below the intermediate
intake and above the bottom of the reservoir,
giving a total available supply of 613,960,000
gallons, equivalent to 125 days' consumption
at the present rate.
The storage in Cocoli Lake amounts to
Actual con- Daily con-
Elev. | Date Elev.
feet. closed. ! feet.
Jan. 1, 1907.
Dec. 15, 1907
ran. 2, 1909.
Jan. 1, 1910.
June 10... 114 161
May I.... 22i 137
June 20... 218 | 169
May 6.... 225 | 126
353,500,000 , 2,580.000
548,680,000 1 3.250.000
455.730,000 ; 3.620.000
The rainfall between January 1 and June
10, 1907 at Rio Grande was 9.64 inches;
between December 15, 1907, and May 1, 1908,
2.15 inches; between January 2 and June 20,
1909, 22.98 inches, and between January 1
and May 6, 1910, 10.14 inches. The above
data shows that the actual consumption ex-
ceeds the theoretical capacity by an average
of 48 per cent. On this basis, the present
capacity of the reservoir is 557,960,000 gal-
lons, an amount somewhat in excess of the
quantity drawn off during the dry season of
1909, but the rainfall over the watershed was
327,000,000 gallons, and the consumption
aggregates about 900,000 gallons per day.
The pumping plant there was operated for
six weeks of the last dry season, and there was
no apparent decrease during that period. It
is estimated, therefore, that the actual capac-
ity will exceed the theoretical by about 50
per cent, indicating the dry season supply for
1910-11 to be about 490,500,000 gallons. 'The
combined capacity of the two reservoirs on the
above basis is 1,104,460,000 gallons, and,
with a total draw-off daily of 5,800,000 gal-
lons, should last until July 25, or ample to
reach into the next rainy season.
Col. Geo. W. Goethals sailed for the States
on the steamship Colon on Sundav, January
Lieutenant-Colonel H. F. Hodges sailed
from New York for the Isthmus on January
28 on the Panama, which is due to arrive at
Cristobal on February 3.
Maj. Wendell L. Simpson, U. S. A., assis-
tant purchasing officer for the Isthmian Canal
Commission and Panama Railroad Company
at New York City, accompanied by his wife
and daughter, arrived at Cristobal on the
Advance, Friday, January 28.
Capt. Horton W. Stickle, accompanied by
his wife and three children, sailed for Jamaica
on Thursday, January 26, on the Almirante,
where he will spend his annual leave of absence.
Col. J. P. Fyffe, accompanied by Mrs.
Fyffe, returned on the steamer Abangarez
from New Orleans, on Thursday, January 26,
from his annual leave of absence.
dash, boys'; 440-yard dash; pole vault; boys'
relay race, four laps; mile run; two-mile walk;
men's relay race, four laps, one-sixth mile to
Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be
given in all the events, except the relay, in
which four medals will be awarded the winning
team. An entry of 50 cents for the first event,
and 25 cents for each additional event will be
charged, and must accompany the entry
blank. Special prizes will be awarded in the
boys' events, for which an entry fee of 25
cents is charged. All applications should
be forwarded to William E. Burrell, clerk of
course, Cristobal, C. Z.
Bound copies of volume I of The Canal
Record can be obtained at the news stand in
the Panama railroad station at Panama.
Porto Bello Crusher.
A statement of the work done at Porto
Bello crusher, by days, for the week ending
January 28, follows:
| Hours ' Cubic
worked. ; Yards.
Total . . .
Empire Athletic Meet.
An athletic meet will be held at Empire on
Washington's Birthday, February 22, begin-
ing at 9 a. m. There will be 16 events, as
follows: One hundred-yard dash; shot put;
100-yard dash, finals; high jump; 220-yard
dash; hammer throw; low hurdles; running
broad jump; 220-yard dash, finals; 100-yard
Rainfall from January 1 to 28, 1911
Pacific Section —
Central Section —
Atlantic Section —
Porto Bello . .
♦Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage£at unstarred stations — value;
midnight to midnight. 1 ;
fTo 5 p. m., January227.
THE CANAL RECORD
Activities of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
The following bowling scores were made during the
weekending January 27: Duckpins — Conlan,103; Lind-
say, 102; Case, 103, 105, 108. Bigpins— Herrington,
The new assistant secretary, H. N. Sollenberger, is
lining up the men for practice for the big meet to be held
on February 22. Those who have not entered should
do so at once, in order that a complete list can be pub-
lished at an early date.
Considerable interest is being developed in checkers,
several good players having been discovered. If there
are any other checker players in Culebra who will leave
their names at the office, a definite night will be set
aside for this activity.
The motion picture entertainment given on Friday,
January 27, was enjoyed by the largest audience of the
The topic club meets next Wednesday night, with
H. F. French, as leader. The club is open to all mem-
bers of the Y. M. C. A.
A gymnasium class for boys has been started with
practically every member of the boys' department in
Gymnasium classes for men will be started in the
The following officers were elected at the reorganiza-
tion of the camera club on January 23 : President, C. C.
Davis; vice-president, J. L. Bewick; secretary-treasurer;
H. E. King; librarian, Stanley Stearns. The first
outing of the club was held on the 29th, when two par-
ties were organized, one forlocal views, and the other
going to Cruces for pictures.
The following high scores were made last week: Big-
pins — McLeod, 203. Duckpins — Lippert, 103; Scull,
107, 102, 100; McLeod, 100; Rhodigiero, 102; Wit-
The executive council at a meeting on January 17,
voted to enlarge the Empire clubhouse and install two
new bowling alleys, the entire expense to be paid from
the funds of the clubhouse. This action has been ap-
proved by the Chairman, and it is understood that work
will be begun during the next few days. The alleys
have already been ordered from the States.
The gymnasium class opened with a large attendance
on Thursday evening, January 26. Men are urged to
join this class, and by moderate exercise, guard them-
selves from sickness. The class will meet regularly on
Mondays and Thursdays, and music will be provided
for the drills.
The debate held by the literary society on Friday
evening, January 27, was won by the affirmative side,
which held that the United States should establish a
permanent guardianship over the island of Cuba
Other numbers on the program were a paper on William
Cullen Bryant, and a quiz on parliamentary law.
At the rehearsal of Gaul's "Holy City," held on Jan-
uary 28, three new members were added to the chorus,
which now numbers 25. If piesent plans are carried
out the production will be given on February 26.
The Culebra Christian League bowling team de-
feated the Empire Christian League team on the club-
house alleys last Saturday night two games out of three.
Messrs. Nellis, Hall, Warner, Herrington, and Huttel-
meter represented Culebra, and Messrs. Warwick,
Dohrmann, Drake, Brown, and Gustavson represented
The Society of the Epicurean Antiquated Antedilu-
vian Order of Turkey Buzzards has been formed and
will meet every Saturday night. All those interested
should apply to E. Robertson, secretary.
A joint reception will be tendered Chaplain and Mrs.
Nellis, and Mr. and Mrs. Warr on Wednesday evening,
February 8. The public, both men and women, are
cordially invited to attend. There will be a short
musical program, and refreshments will be served.
The literary society on Friday evening, February
3, will discuss "The effect of mind over matter." The
discussion will be under the direction of F. P. Wagg.
The following games were bowled on the Gorgona
alleys on Saturday night, January 29:
Roper 184 157 187 Barrett.... 162 191 153
Halderman.. 160 18S 200 Grover 130 172 150
White 174 171 196 Blackburn. 134 156 138
Otis 150 166 151 Bullard... 171184 214
Bordt 119 152 144 Furlong... 122 140 150
Total 787 834 878 Total... 719 843 805
The indoor baseball game between Cristobal and
Gorgona was won by Gorgona on Saturday night,
January 29, by a score of 9 to 7.
The meeting of the discussion club held on Wednes-
day night, January 25, was led by A. Killough. The
subject was "Should the color line be drawn at the
ballot box?" All men are invited to attend these
meetings. Admission free.
H. D. Meyers led the "Life problem" study club on
Friday night, January 27. at 7.30 p. m. The topic was
"The value of work and the choice of a life work."
All men are invited to join this club. Admission free.
Jess T. Hopkins, assistant secretary, is due to arrive
on the Panama on Friday, February 3, and will assist
in the meet to be held on Washington's Birthday at
Empire. A. A. Simka has been elected captain of the
A motion picture entertainment will be given on
Saturday evening, February 4, at 8 o'clock. The mem-
bers, both men and boys, will be given complimentary
tickets. Adult nonmembers will be charged 25 cents,
and children 15 cents.
A large number of phonograph records recently pur-
chased are being greatly appreciated by the members.
The membership committee met on Monday night,
and Otho Heiskell was elected temporary secretary,
upon the resignation of W. E. Wittrig.
The membership committee of the Red Cross met at
the clubhouse on Tuesday evening, January 31.
The religious work committee met on Wednesday
evening, February 1. F. C. Freeman, general secre-
tary of the Y. M. C. A., was present, and addressed the
committee on the religious work of the Y. M. C. A, on
The "married men" bowled the "single men" on
Monday night, January 30, the latter being victorious.
On Wednesday night, January 25, a "Life problem"
club began a 12 weeks" study of four important topics.
The subject was "Problems of a livelihood" and the
phases of this subject discussed were "The value of
work," and "Choice of a life work." The leader was
H. L. Stuntz.
The glee club is practicing each Tuesday night with
from 15 to 20 men present.
The dramatic club is working up a number, which will
be part of a vaudeville show to be given on Friday,
February 24. The glee club will also have three num-
bers on the same program.
Preparations are under way to organize two patrols
of boy scouts.
The baseball game played between the Cristobal
boys and the Ancon boys on Saturday, January 28,
resulted in a tie, the score being 4 to 4.
A local scratch pool tournament was started on
The Gorgona indoor baseball team will play a return
game at Cristobal on Saturday night, February 4.
Moving pictures will be given on Friday night,
February 3, with vocal solos and music throughout the
"A smoker" will be given to the championship bas-
ketball team on February 10.
The 200, or over, scores bowled during the week
ending January 2S were, as follows: Jacques, 235; How-
ard, 210; M. Schwallenberg, 210; Barrett, 205, 208;
Moving picture entertainments were given on Satur-
day evening, January 28, and Tuesday evening, January
All men interested in the track meet to be held at
Empire on Washington's Birthday, February 22, will
please see the secretary.
Men wishing to join the Spanish class should hand
their names to the secretary at once.
The pressing club was opened on February 1. Apply
to the secretary for rates.
A pool tournament will be started in a few days.
The membership of the association on Saturday night,
January 28, was 86.
Sale of Vehicles at Public Auction.
There will be sold at public auction by the district
quartermaster at Cristobal, C. Z., at the I. C. C. corral,
at 2 p. m., Saturday, February 4, 1911, to the highest
bidder for cash the following Isthmian Canal Commis-
One hearse, No. 64, and one lumber wagon, No. 46.
The Government reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids. For further information apply
to the district quartermaster, Cristobal, C. Z.
C. A. Devol, Chief Quartermaster.
The following vessels arrived at and departed from
the port of Balboa during the week ending January 28,
Arrivals — January 22, San Juan, from San Francisco;
January 23, Stanley Dollar, from San Francisco; Jan-
uary 24, Chile, from Valparaiso; January 27, Arica,
from Guayaquil; January 28, Aztec, from San Fran-
Departures — January 21, G. W. Fen-wick, to San
Francisco; January 22, Pennsylvania, to San Francisco;
January 23, Ecuador, to Guayaquil; January 24, Uca-
yali, to Callao; January 25, Aysen, to Valparaiso.
PANAMA CANAL LEAGUE.
RESULTS OF GAMES, JANUARY 29.
At Ancon — Ancon, 6; Empire, 2.
At Empire — Atlantics, 6; Marines, 4.
At Colon — Gorgona, 1 ; Commissary-Subsistence, 4.
STANDING OF CLUBS.
P. W. L. P.C. P. W. L. P.C.
Corn-Sub. 6 6 1.000 Gorgona. 6 2 4 .334
Empire.. 6 4 2 .667 I Atlantics 6 2 4 .334
Ancon... 6 4 2 .667 | Marines. 6 6 .000
SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 5.
At Ancon — Ancon vs. Atlantics.
At Empire — Empire vs. Commissary-Subsistence.
At Colon — Gorgona vs. Marines.
SUMMARIES OF GAMES, JANUARY. 29.
Bryan, 3b . . 3
Moore.c. . . 2
Bell, lb 4
. S 1 2 1
James, ss. .
Murphy ,cf. 3
Barnes, p. . . 3
Lyons, c. . . 2
5 25 10
.35 14 27 13 2
2 X— 6
♦Batted for Fluharty in ninth.
Runs — Empire: Van Zandt, Murphy; Ancon: R.
Drennan, L. Drennan, Potter, Caldwell, Nygren, Mur-
ray. Runs earned — Empire, 2; Ancon, 4. Two base
hits — Van Zandt, Murphy, Tinsley, 2. Sacrifice hits —
Bryan, L. Drennan, James. Sacrifice fly — Tinsley.
Stolen bases — R. Drennan, L. Drennan. Caldwell.
Bases on balls — Off Barnes, 3; off Murray, 2. Struck
out — By Barnes 4; by Murray, 5. Left on bases —
Empire, 3; Ancon, 12. Double plays — James to Smith
to Nygren; Murray to Nygren. Umpire — Lawler.
Time of game — 1.45. Attendance, 400. Scorer — J. K.
Hennessy.ss 5 13 4
Gamble.lb. 4 2 12 1 2
Edwards,2b 3 2 13
Sullivan.cf. 3 12
Osborne, rf. 4 2 10
Herring,3b. 3 2 10
Thompson, c 3 15 2
Kaufman.lf 4 110
Johnston, p. 4 1
Burns.lf. . .
♦Austin. . .
Totals... 33 10 27 11 3 Totals... 28 6 27 13 5
Atlantics 1 3 2 0—6
Marines 1 1 2—4
♦Batted for Burns in ninth.
tBatted for Buckley in ninth.
Runs — Atlantics: Gamble (2), Edwards, Sullivan,
Osborne (2) ; Marines: Richards, Maguire, Guskie, Mun-
sen. Runs earned — Atlantic, 4; Marines, 3. Two base
hits — Maguire, Osborne. Three base hits — Edwards,
Osborne. Sacrifice hits — Gamble, Edwards, Herring,
Shepard. Saciifice fly — McKelvey. Stolen bases —
Hennessy (3), Gamble, Sullivan, Herring, Thompson,
Kaufman, Maguire. Bases on balls — Off Johnston, 5;
off Buckley, 2. Struck out — By Johnston 4; by Buck-
ley, 3. Hit by pitcher — By Johnston, McKelvey.
Left on bases — Atlantics, 7; Marines, 8. Umpire —
Irwin. Time of game — 2.20. Scorer — Moeller.
Breiv'gle,2b 5 3
Mosher.ss. . 4 113
Guptil.lb.. 4 8 2 1
Hod'ett.cf.c 4 11 1 p
Meegan.c. 10 5
Beard.cf . . . 2 1
Totals. ..35 62711 1 Totals. ..29 5 27 7 3
Com.-Subsistence... 10 2 1—4
Gorgona 10 0—1
Runs — C.-S.: Sullivan, Breivogle, Curtis, Mosher;
Gorgona: Clements. Runs earned — C.-S., 2. Two
base hit — Curtis. Three base hit — Breivogle. First
baseonerrors — C.-S., 2. Sacrificehits — Coffin, Barney.
Ridge. Passed ball — Herring.. Stolen bases — Sulli-
van, Curtis. Bases on balls — Off Kellogg, 4; off Tret-
ter, 1. Struck out — By Kellogg, 15; by Tretter, 12.
Hit by pitcher — By Kellogg, 1 (Herring). Balk —
Tretter. Wild pitch — Kellogg, 1 ; Tretter, 1. Left on
bases — Gorgona, 7; C.-S., 6. Umpire — Freel. Time
of game — 2.15. Attendance, 450. Scorer — J. P. Mead.
♦Batted for Ridge in the ninth.
4 12 1
Barney, 2b. .
Herring, c. .
3 1 14 1 1
4 7 1
4 12 3
4 10 2
Emery, If . . .
♦Burford . .
The Corozal baseball team defeated the Balboa nine
on the latter's grounds, on Sunday, January 29, by the
score of 21 to 9.
February 1, 1911,
THE CANAL RECORD
Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Culebra, C. Z., January 28, 1911.
Circular No. 367:
Upon the return from leave on which he is now absent,
Lieutenant-Colonel H. F. Hodges will, during my ab-
sence from the Isthmus, be in charge of the work as
Acting Chairman and Chief Engineer.
In the interim between my departure and the return
of Lieutenant-Colonel Hodges, Mr. H. H. Rousseau
will act as Chairman and Chief Engineer, effective
January 29, 1911. Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
Delivery of Gravel.
I Culebra, C. Z., January 25, 1911.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:
The reclaiming of gravel from the Chagres River has
been turned over to the Central Division for operations
below Gamboa bridge, and to the Panama Railroad
Company for operations above Gamboa bridge. All
requests of other departments and divisions for Chagres
River gravel will be forwarded to this office on form C.
E. No. 159, stating the quantity, place and time of
delivery, and purpose for which gravel is desired.
Decision will be made by me in each case, whether gravel
shall be furnished from the stock pile of the Central
Division at Matachin, or from the stock pile of the Pana-
ma Railroad Company, opposite Gamboa. The price
will be governed by the provisions of Circular No. 169-E,
relating to sand and stone. Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer .
Rules Governing Shop Employes.
Culebra, C. Z., January 1, 1911.
Circular No. 262-d. (Superseding Circular Nos.
The following rules governing shop employes of the
Isthmian Canal Commission and Panama Railroad
Company will become effective this date, and will
supersede previous Circulars Nos. 262-A, 262-B, and
262-C on the same subject.
Copies of these rules, printed on cardboard, should
be posted in conspicuous places in all shops of the
Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama Railroad
Company, where all employes will have an opportunity
to see them.
Additional copies, either pamphlet or placard form
may be secured upon requisition placed with the Depot
Quartermaster, Mount Hope, C. Z.
1. Working hours — Regular working hours for the
day shift will be: —
7 a. m. to 11 a. m.
1 p. m. to 5 p. m.
The hours of work for a night shift will be fixed by the
head of the division or department, and will consist of
eight consecutive hours.
Regular working hours of hourly employes will not
be changed unnecessarily from day to day, and in shops
working more than one shift individual men will not be
changed from shift to shift more frequently than the
necessities of the work require. Existing rules limiting
overtime must not be construed as authorizing or per-
mitting men to be laid off during the hours of their
regular shift solely to reduce the amount of overtime,
when they are able to render efficient service during
their regular shift and there is work for them to perform.
Employes will assemble at their various places of
work and be ready to start work at the signal. All not
otherwise assigned are expected to be on duty and work
regularly the prescribed hours.
Eight hours will constitute a day's work for American
shop employes, whether on day or on night duty.
Employes will not be permitted to smoke, to wash
up. to change their clothes, to transact other than official
business, or to leave the work assigned to them, except
for necessary purposes, during working hours.
An employe will not be permitted to work when his
physical condition will not enable him to prosecute it