satisfactorily, both as to quality and quantity.
2. Manner of checking in and out — Upon reporting
for duty before time for commencing work at 7 a. m., or
1 p. m., and at the hour fixed for night work to begin,
each employe will regularly call for and obtain a work
check from the timekeeper's check window.
Each employe will deposit his work check, where
receipt is provided for, within 15 minutes after the com-
pletion of each work period.
An employe coming in after signal to commence work
will not be permitted to begin until the next half-hour,
or hour, after the signal is given, and not then until after
reporting to the timekeeper in the master mechanic's
office and obtaining with his work check a written no-
tice, which he will present to his foreman, advising
the latter of his having been checkedlinllate.
An employe, who for any cause goes out prior to
regular quitting time, must obtain from his foreman, in
each case, a written notice, which he will present to the
timekeeper in the master mechanic's office with work
check before leaving the shop.
3. Penalty for failure to properly check in and out —
Thecallingfor or the depositing by one employe of the
work check of another employe will be cause for dis-
An employe, who fails to draw or to deposit his work
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check as required by Rule 2, will be disciplined, as fol-
lows: If the employe can prove by his foreman, leading
man. or by not less than two disinterested employes
that he worked during the hours not accounted for by
his failure to check in or out, he will be credited for the
time actually worked by him ; if the proof required cannot
be furnished, he will be credited only for the time cov-
ered by the work check or timekeeper's record.
In either case the discipline will consist of a caution-
ary letter, which will show the number of previous
offenses of the same character during one year.
For the ninth failure to check in or out within one
year the discipline will consist of suspension without
pay of from one to 10 days, or of dismissal, depending
upon the circumstances of the case.
4. Quality and quantity of work performed to be satis-
factory to foreman and master mechanic — Each employe
will be required to turn out a full day's work each day.
An employe, whose workmanship is not up to the stand-
ard, either in quality or quantity, or both, will be warned
orally by his foreman. If the standard is not attained
within 12 working days after the oral warning, the em-
ploye will be so notified by a warning letter from the
master mechanic, after which, if there is still no im-
provement, the employe will be reduced to the grade and
rate of pay called for by the quality and quantity of
work he is turning out. A warning letter will give the
employe at least 10 working days in which to attain
the standard, except in case of gross incompetency.
Mistakes made in work will be considered as affecting
the quality of work performed by an employe and will
be acted on as prescribed above, except that a warning
letter will not be written until the number, character,
or frequency of mistakes made by an employe clearly
show incompetency or carelessness. All mistakes that
involve the loss of material, and all important mistakes
not involving the loss of material, will be made a matter
of record in the form of a cautionary letter.
5. Absence without permission — For absence without
prior permission of less than two days in succession,
that is not covered by a medical certificate of disability,
or by satisfactory proof that the absence was caused by
circumstances beyond the control of the employe, the
discipline for the first offense will consist of a cautionary
letter, and for the second and subsequent offenses of
suspension without pay of from one to three days.
For absence without prior permission of two or more
days in succession, that is not covered by a medical
certificate of disability, or by satisfactory proof that the
absence was caused by circumstances beyond the con-
trol of the employe, the discipline for the first offense
will consist of a cautionary letter, and, in addition, sus-
pension without pay for one day, and. for the second
and subsequent offenses of suspension without pay of
from two to 10 days, or of dismissal, depending upon
the circumstances of the case and the previous record
of the employe.
Two absences from work within one year on account
of intemperance will be cause for dismissal.
6. Employes responsible for tools and material in their
possession — All employes are responsible for tools or
material issued to or used by them, and will be required
to pay. by deductions which will be entered against
their wages on pay rolls, for any loss or damage to same
through neglect or carelessness.
If there are found in the locker or possession of an
employe tools or other articles that are not his personal
property, or that have not been issued to him in the
prescribed manner for use in his work, the discipline
will consist of an oral warning, or suspension without
pay of not to exceed five days, or of dismissal, depending
upon the circumstances of the case.
7. Personal injuries to be reported promptly — An em-
ploye injured in line of duty must report to his foreman
before leaving the shop, unless too seriously injured to
be able to do so. in order that report may be made of
the case, as required by law governing pay for time lost
on account of injury. The work check of an injured
employe will be delivered to the foreman.
8. Hotel and commissary coupon books — Hotel and
commissary coupon books will be issued in accordance
with section 136 of the timekeeping rules.
Employes desiring coupon books will place their
orders with the coupon book clerk, foreman, or assistant
to foreman, as arranged locally in each shop.
Books ordered will be prepared and delivered as
promptly as possible, usually within two days.
Special attention of all concerned is directed to the
necessity for complying with the contract and instruc-
tions on inside of the covers of hotel and commissary
coupon books, and also to the orders regarding the use
of 24-trip books and half rates, for the>eason that viola-
tion of these contracts or instructions will result in
financial loss and dismissal from the service.
9. Complaints and requests — Complaints or requests
should be taken up through the employe's immediate
foremen for decision; appeal, if made, must be in
regular order through the general foremen and master,
mechanic before being carried to the head of division
or department or higher authority.
10. Insubordination — Insubordination, loafing, or
being under the influence of intoxicating liquors during
working hours will be cause for dismissal.
11. Administration of discipline — The superintendent,
master mechanic, or general foreman in charge of a shop ,
upon the recommendation of foreman or leading men
and after personal investigation of the case, may issue
cautionary and warning letters and make suspensions
and dismissals, except that foremen or acting foremen
in immediate charge of employes may discharge them
for insubordination. Geo. W. Goethals.
Chairman and Chief Engineer, I. C. C.
President, Panama Railroad Company.
Culebra, C. Z., January 25, 1911.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:
Thefollowinginformation has been deduced from the
data submitted by the various divisions and departments
regarding percentage of employes who will probably
avail themselves of the cumulative feature of Circular
Subsistence Department .
Sanitary Department ....
Department of Civil Ad-
Quartermaster's Dept . . .
Examiner of Accounts. . .
Mechanical Division. . . .
Division of Clubhouses . .
Third Division, Chief En-
Forty-three per cent of the employes of the Commis-
sion will probably avail themselves of cumulative leave.
P. R. R. Commissary...
P. R. R. Relocation
P. R. R. Company
Forty-seven per cent of the employes of the Panama
Railroad Company will probably avail themselves of
Forty-five pet cent of the employes of both the
Commission and the Panama Railroad Company will
probably avail themselves of the cumulative leave.
As it appears probable that nearly half of the employes
of the Isthmian Canal Commission and Panama Rail-
road Company will not take their leave this year, care
must be exercised with respect to taking on new men
and using the force to the best advantage, so that the
increased expenditure necessary when these men will
be granted the leave accumulated may be counter-
balanced by'a saving this year.
Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer .
Obstruction to Work Caused by Buildings.
Culebra C. Z., January 25, 1910.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:
In carrying out the provisions of Circular No. 293,
dated November 23. 190$. the heads of the different
construction divisions will be held responsible for
giving due notice of obstruction to their work caused
by buildings, or danger to buildings, which they con-
sider should be removed.
In the case of I. C. C. buildings, this notice should be
forwarded to me in duplicate, one copy for the Chief
Quartermaster, and the other for the surveying officer,
upon receipt of which the latter will assemble board
appointed in Circular No. 293 to submit report and
recommendations as provided therein.
In the case of P. R. R. buildings, notice should be
forwarded to the General Superintendent of the Pana-
ma Railroad Company, and a copy sent to me. The
General Superintendent of the Panama Railroad Com-
pany will initiate proper action upon receipt of such
In the case of buildings of private ownership, the
provisions of Circulars Nos. 193 and 301 should be
strictly observed. Geo. W. Goethals,
Chairman and Chief Engineer.
President, Panama Railroad Company,
THE CANAL RECORD
Vol. IV., No. 23.
Acting Chief Clerk, Commissary and Subsistence
Cristobal, C. Z„ January 26. 1911.
Circular No. 265 :
Effective January 26, 1911. and during the absence
of Mr. W. F. Shipley on vacation. Mr. Win, T. McCor-
mack will act as chief clerk of the Commissary and Sub-
Eugene T. Wilson, Subsistence Officer.
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 February 1.
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
V«al — Stewing, per pound 8
Shoulder for roasting (not under 4
pounds), per pound *12£
Loin for roasting, per pound 19
Chops, per pound 24
Cutlets, per pound 28
Pork cuts, per pound 16
Beef— Suet, per pound 2
Soup, per pound 5
Stew, per pound *S
Corned, per pound 12. 14, 16
Chuck roast, (3 pounds and over), per
Pot roast, per pound *12J
Rib roast, second cut (not under 3J
pounds) , per pound *1<5
Rib roast, first cut (not under 3 pounds),
per pound *18
Sirloin roast, per pound *19
Rump roast, per pound *19
Porterhouse roast, per pound *20
Steak, Chuck, per pound *12£
Round, per pound *13
Rib. per pound *18
Sirloin, per pound *19
Porterhouse (not less than 1 £lbs.)
per pound *20
Rump, per pound *19
Tenderloin (Western) per pound. 24
Tenderloin (Native) per pound. . 30
Livwi — Beef, per pound *7
Calf, each 60
Half, each 30
Sausage — Pork, per pound *15
Bologna, per pound *10
Frankfurter, per pound *12
Leberwurst, per pound *10
Sweet bread — Veal, per pound 1.20
Beef, per pound 25
Eggs, fresh, dozen *36
i dozen only *20
Bluefish, fresh, per pound 16
Cod, fresh, per pound 10
Halibut, fresh, per pound IS
Oysters, in 1-qt. kegs, keg 50
POULTRY AND GAME.
Chickens— Fancy roasting, large, each *1.25
medium, each *1.00
Fowls, each 60. 70, 80, 90, *1 00
Ducks, large, each *1 30
medium, each *1.10
Broilers, each *60
Turkeys, per pound *28
Squabs, each 35
Capons, each 2.60
Pheasants, each 70, 1.00
Partridges, each 50
Grouse, each g5
CURED AND PICKLED MEATS.
Ham — English York Cut, per pound 30
German, Westphalia, per pound 36
Sugar cured, per pound *18
Sliced, per pound *20
Half, for boiling, per pound *19
Boiled, per pound 25
Hocks, per pound 108
Bacon — Breakfast, whole piece, per pound *23
Breakfast, sliced, per pound *24
Beef, salt, family, per pound 9 J
Pork, salt, family, per pound 14
Ox tongues, each *75
Pigs' feet, per pound *09
Tongues, per pound *14
Sliced Bacon in 1-lb tins, per tin 50
In 1-lb jars, per iar 30
dairy products Price.
Butter — Creamery special, per pound 38
Cheese — Roquefort, per pound 38
Philadelphia Cream, cake 10
Young America, per pound *20
Swiss, per pound 26
Edam, each 1.00
Camembert, in large tins, tin 38
Camembert, in small tins, tin 14
Neufchatel. each 6
Gouda, per pound 34
Milk (Inspected or certified) per bottle **25
(Pasteurized), bottle **18
Buttermilk, bottle. **15
Ice cream, quart J25
Ice cream, J-gallon 150
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Beets, per pound 3
Celery, per head *6
Carrots, per pound 3
Cabbage, per pound 3
Cucumbers, per pound 10
Lettuce, per pound 15
j pound 8
Onions, per pound 3J
Potatoes, white, per pound *2$
Sweet, per pound *2
Parsnips, per pound 3
Squash, per pound 4
Turnips, per pound 3
Yams, per pound *3
Apples, per pound 6
Cranberries, per pound 10
Grapes, per pound 16
Grapefruit, each 4
Lemons, dozen 24
Limes, per 100 80
Oranges, per dozen 12
Tangerines, each 2
*Indicates reduction from last list.
♦♦Indicates 5 cents allowed for return of bottle,
tlndicates advance on last list.
ISold only from commissaries; no orders taken for
Supplies for Canal Work.
The following steamers with supplies for the Isthmian
Canal Commission arrived at the ports of Cristobal and
Colon for the two weeks ending January 28, 1911:
Oruba, January 15, from New York, with 350 kegs
wire nails, 250 bundles galvanized steel, 71 bundles
galvanized pipe for stock.
Allianca, January 16, from New York, with 73 pack-
ages wheelbarrow parts, 44 packages car parts, 7 reels
cable for Atlantic Division; 6 packages steel castings
for Central Division; 8 pieces 24-inch pipe for Pacific
Division; 3 reels wire rope for Mechanical Division;
9 cases drugs and sundries for Sanitary Department;
10 barrels iron pipe-fitttings. 34 pieces iron pipe-fittings,
46 bundles iron, 619 kegs rivets, 7 cases bolts, 7 cases
files, 13 cases trays, 7 cases air brake material. 20 cases
incandescent lamps, 44 packages drill machinery. 13
casks chains for stock; and a miscellaneous cargo, the
whole consisting of 1,265 packages, weighing 208 tons.
Ancon, January 19, from New York, with 24.692
barrels cement for Atlantic Division; 115,232 bags ce-
ment for Pacific Division.
Tttrrialba. January 19, from New Orleans, with
48,646 feet yellow pine lumber, 221 barrels fire clay, 13
packages range parts. 33 bales grass rugs, 164 bales
cotton waste, 30 cases lantern globes for stock.
Almirante, January 19. from New York, with 6 bun-
dles steel castings for Atlantic Division; 35 tons lock
construction material for Pacific Division.
Birdoswald, January 21. from New York, with 14.307
barrels cement for Atlantic Division; 6S.924 bags
cement for Pacific Division.
Colon. January 22, from New York, with 21 pieces
rough castings. 25 packages dump car parts for Atlantic
Division; 48 car wheels, 8 spare propeller blades, 40
packages drill parts for Pacific Division; 42 cases drugs
and sundries. 1 engine for motor boat for Sanitary
Department; 36 cases water meters. 85 cases caustic
soda, 324 pieces steel bars, 81 bundles corn brooms,
7 cases insulated wire, 169 packages thermit material,
48 crates stoves, 109 cases drill parts forstock; and a
miscellaneous cargo, the whole consisting of 1,353 pack-
ages, weighing 147 tons.
Prinz August Wilhelm, January 23, from New York,
with 5 reels wire rope , 43 pieces screw jacks for stock.
Santa Marta, January 26, from New York, with 43
packages drift bolts, 231 drums oil, 400 pails grease for
Abangarez, January 26, from New Orleans, with 8
pieces chain for Central Division; 12 crates concrete
machinery for Pacific Division; 189.343 feet yellow
pine lumber, 40 cases yellow ochre, 2.411 bales prairie
hay for stock.
Allianca, January 28, from New York, with 42 pieces
machinery for Atlantic Division; 3 cable chains for
Central Division; 4 barrels snatch blocks. 4 reels win-
rope for Mechanical Division; 30 cases drugs and sun-
dries for SanitaryiDepartment; 9 cases electricapma-
terial, 40 crates stove pipe, 120 cases salfwater soap,
8 reels wire rope, 82 kegs bolts. 57 cases bolts. 17 bun-
dles corn mats, 106 ash cans, 376 kegs nuts. 15 crates
iron valves for stock; and a miscellaneous cargo, the
whole consisting of 1,680 packages, weighing 197 tons.
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
Panama P. R. R. ..Saturday. . .Jan. 28
Allianca P. R. R. . .Saturday. ...Feb. 4
Colon P. R. R. ..Friday Feb. 10
Advance P. R. R. . .Thursday ...Feb. 16
Panama P. R. R . . . Thursday . . . Feb. 23
Allianca P. R. R. . .Wednesday. Mar. 1
Colon P. R. R. ..Tuesday.... Mar. 7
Advance P. R. R Monday Mar. 13
Panama P. R. R. . .Saturday.. .Mar. ij
Allianca P. R. R. . .Friday Mai. 24
Colon P. R. R. ..Friday Mar. 31
Advance P. R. R . . . Thursday . . Apr. 6
CR.STOBAL TC .NFtV YORK.
Advance P. R. R . . . Friday Feb. 3
Panama P. R. R. ..Friday Feb. 10
Allianca P. R. R. . .Thursday... Feb. 16
Colon P. R. R. ..Wednesday. Feb. 22
Advance P. R. R. ..Tuesday Feb. 28
Panama P. R. R . . . Tuesday Mar. 7
Allianca P. R. R . . . Monday Mar. 13
Colon P. R. R. ..Sunday Mar. 19
Advance P. R. R. . .Saturday. ..Mar. 25
Panama P. R. R . . . Friday Mar. 31
Allianca P. R. R. . .Thursday... Apr. 6
A fortnightly service of the Cristobal and Ancon will
be maintained as nearly as possible, leaving Cristobal
on or about the 11th and 28th 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.
Metapan U. F. C . . . Thursday. . . Jan. 26
Prinz Joachim H.-A Saturday. . .Jan. 28
Zacapa U. F. C . . . Thursday. . . Feb. 2
Orotava R. M Saturday. . .Feb. 4
Sibiria H.-A Saturday . . . Feb. 4
Almirante U. F. C . . .Thursday. ..Feb. 9
Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. . .H.-A Saturday. ..Feb. 11
Santa Marta U. F. C. . . Thursday ... Feb 16
Thames R. M Saturday. . .Feb 18
Sarnia H.-A Saturday Feb. 18
Metapan U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 23
Prinz Joachim H.-A Saturday. . .Feb. 25
Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday... Mar, 2
COLON TO NEW YORK.
Santa Marta U. F. C. . .Thursday ...Feb. 2
Thames R. M Monday Feb. 6
Sarnia H.-A Tuesday Feb. 7
Metapan U. F. C. . .Thursday ...Feb. 9
Prinz Joachim H.-A Wednesday. Feb. 14
Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday... Feb. 16
Tagus R. M Monday Feb. 20
Sibiria H.-A Tuesday. . .Feb. 21
Almirante U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 23
Prinz Aug. Wilhelm.. .H.-A Tuesday Feb. 28
Santa Marta U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Mar. 2
NEW ORLEANS TO COLON.
Heredia U. F. C . . .Wednesday. Jan. 25
Atenas U. F. C. . .Saturday. . .Jan. 28
Cartago U. F. C. . .Wednesday. Feb. 1
Turrialba U. F. C. . .Saturday. . .Feb. 4
Parismina U. F. C. . .Wednesday. Feb. 8
Abangarez U. F. C. . .Saturday. . .Feb. 11
Heredia U. F. C. . .Wednesday. Feb. 15
COLON TO NEW ORLEANS.
Abangarez U. F. C . . . Thursday . . Feb. 2
Heredia U. F. C... Thursday ..Feb. 2
AceDas U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 9
Cartago U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 9
Turrialba U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 16
Parismina U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 16
Abangarez U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Feb. 23
COLON TO BARBADOS, CALLING AT TRINIDAD.
Orotava R. M Tuesday.. . .Feb, 1 1
The next sailing of the Leyland Line will be as fol-
lows: Memphian on or about February 18, for New
Orleans via Kingston, Ja.
Hamburg- American steamers leave for New York
every Tuesday at 10 a. m.; for Jamaica every fortnight,
connecting there with steamers for all points in Cuba;
for Port Limon every Tuesday, direct, or by way of
Bocas del Toro.
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 11a. m.
Sailings of the French line (Cie Generals Transatlan-
tlque) for Venezuelan ports, Martinique and Guade-
loupe on the 3d and 20th of each month.
TO JUNE 30, 1911
(Part II of The Canal Record, August 9, 1911.)
STATEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES TO JUNE 30, 1911.
Table No. 1.
Includes administrative and general expenses, but does not include general items or expenditures for sanitation, hospitals, or civil government.
Fourth Quarter, Fiscal Year 1911.
To March 31, 1911
Total to June 30, 1911.
Atlantic Division —
Galun Spillway —
$2 . 6909
2 . 0499
8 Back filling
Galun Dam —
10 Dry tilling
Galun Locks —
15 Preparing foundations, excavation
1 . 9485
17 Preparing foundations, concrete piling.
20 Back tilling