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of cost, the ordinary purchases they may
make there. An empty cold storage car will
be provided for this service on Monday
morning of each week.

Gatun Dam Spillway.

Concrete was placed in the spillway of
Gatun Dam, during the week ending February
11, as follows:



Date.


Concrete
Laid.


Hours
worked.


No.
Mixers.




304
262
220
222
240
264


8:30
9:00
11:00
17:00
13:00
17:00


1




1




2




2




2




7








1.512
115.762


75:30


1.67


Previously reported . . .






117.274





5- Yard Mixer Record.
The J-yard concrete mixer in use at the
Miraflores Locks established a new Isthmian
weekly record for machines of this size during
the week ending February 4. Its total out-
put in 49.50 hours actual working time was
700 cubic yards, making an average out-
put per hour of 14 cubic yards, equivalent to
42 mixings. Its best previous record was for
the week ending November 15, 1910, when
its output was 569 cubic yards.



Ancon Crusher.

The amount of rock crushed at Ancon
quarry during the weeks ending February 4
and 11 is shown in the following statement.



Date.



January 30
January 31
February 1
February 2
February 3
February 4

Total . . .



Hours


Cubic


worked.


Yards.


9:55


3,477


9:00


2,347


6:40


2,515


9:20


2,955


7:45


3,051


9:00


3,115



51:40



Date.



February 6.
February 7 .
February 8 .
February 9 .
February 16
February 11

Total ....



Hours
worked.



9:00
9:05
9:20
9:50
7:50
8:40



53:45



Cubic
Yards.



2.793
2.910
3,548
3,523
2,168
2,796



17,738



Diamond drill explorations, to delermine
the character of the material that will be en-
countered in making the foundations for the
permanent bridge over Culebra Cut at Em-
pire, have been begun.



New Issue of Canal Zone Stamps.
In 1910, shortly before the increase in the
postal registration fee from eight to 10 cents
was made by the United States Postal Depart-
ment, the Division of Posts of the Canal Zone



Government had ordered from the Panama
Government 500,000 postage stamps of the
13-cent denomination. These were to be
used principally in the foreign registry busi-
ness, and were intended to cover both the
registration charge of eight cents, and the
foreign postage charge of five cents for mailing
ordinary letters. By the time the stamps were
printed, the increase in the fee had been made
effective in the Canal Zone,' and, therefore,



the stamps could not be used to advantage
in their original denomination. An arrange-
ment was recently entered into with the
Panama Government by which the stamps
were taken over, surcharged in the usual
manner, and their denomination changed from
13 to 10 cents, thus making them usable in
connection with the existing registration fee.
They are now on sale at the various Canal
Zone post-offices.



CONCRETE WORK IN THE LOCKS.



GATUN LOCKS.

Over 53 per cent of the concrete for the system of three twin locks at Gatun has been laid,
the exact amount in place at the close of work on February 11, being 1,106,6S7 cubic yards, out
of a total of 2,085,000.

A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each day for the week ending
February 11, and of the total, follows; and a similar statement for the work in the spillway of
Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in this issue. The construction plant works 12 hours daily,
and the auxiliary plant 9 hours.



Date.



February 6

February 7

February 8

February 9

February 10

February 11

♦Portable mixers! .



Total

Previously reported .



Construction Plant.
2-cubic yard mixers.



Concrete Hours No. of
placed, worked. I mixers



Auxiliary Plant.
2-cubic yard mixers.



Concrete Hours ! No. of
placed, worked, mixers



Cu. Yds.
2,344
2.188
2,268
2,454
2,380
2,384



14.018



38:56
36:19
37:53
37:30
38:12
41:38



Grand total 1,106.687



Cu. Yds
420
594
588
552
568
526
6435



3,8915



8:40
8:40
8:40
8:40
8:40
8:40



50:40



Large
stone.



Cu. Yds.
226}
2305
192"
220}
216}
198



,2841



Total.



Cu. Yds.
3,008|
3,1735
3,204
3.3S1}
3,263}
3,192



19,193}
1,087.493}



*The 6435 yards shown for the portable mixers were placed on the following days, and are included in the total
shown for each day. and of this amount. 371 yards were reinforced concrete: February 6th, 185 yards; February 7th,
161 yards; February 8th, 156 yards; February 9th, 125 yards; February 10th, 99 yards; February 11th, 84 yaids.

PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS.

Concrete work in the locks at Pedro Miguel is over 64 per cent completed, 537,946 cubic
yards, out of a total of 837,400, having been placed at the close of work on February 11. The
record for each of the six 8-hour working days of last week, follows:





Construction Plant.


Auxiliary Plant.


Large
stone.






2-cubic yard mixers.


2-cubic yard mixers.


5-cubic yard mixer.


Total.




Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of
mixers


Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of
mixers


Concrete
Placed.


Hours
worked.


No of
mixers.




Feb. 6....
Feb. 7....
Feb. 8....
Feb. 9...


Cu. Yds.
1,128
802
964
1,058
1,128
1,054


16:00
13.00
14.00
14:00
14:00
14:00


2
2

2
2

2

2


Cu. Yds.
286
636
412
280
506
548


6:33
13:50
10:00

7:50
12:00
15:33


2
2
2
2
2
3


Cm. Yds.

37

27

17

9


1:00
6:75
4:50
1:00


1
1
1

1


Cu. Yds.

6
8


Cu. Yds.
1,451
1.465
1.393
1,350
1,640


Feb 11








1,610












Total
Previously


6.134


85:00


2


2,668


64:66


2.16


90


13:25


1


17
4,154


8,909
529,037
























Grand


4,171


537,946



MIRAFLORES LOCKS.

Over nine per cent of the concrete for the system of locks at Miraflores was in place on Feb-
ruary 11, the total amount on that date being 129,785 cubic yards, out of a total of approxim-
ately 1,362,000. The record for each of the six 8-hour working days of last week, follows:





Auxiliary Plant.




Date.


2-cubic yard mixers.


5-cubic yard mixers.


i-cubic yard mixer.


Total.




Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of

mixers


Concrete Hours
placed. 1 worked.


No. of
mixers


Concrete
placed.


Hours No. of
worked. Imixers


Large

srone.




Feb. 6. . . .
Feb. 7....
Feb. 8....
Feb. 9...
Feb. 10. . .
Feb. 11...


Cu. Yds.
462
396
390
484
520
468


12:90
11:00
6:50
8:50
10:50
1 4:83


2
2
2
2
2
2


Cu. Yds.
379
317
109
348
284
322


23:50
19:50
7:00
19:25
19:50
22:00


3
3
1
3
3
3


Cu. Yds.
112
56
23
97
96
79


8:00
4:50
1:50
7:00
7:00
6:00


1
1
1
1
1
1


Cu. Yds.
10
13

15
8

14
5


Cu. Yds.
963
782
537
937
914
874


Total

Previously


2,720


64:23


2


1,759


110:75


2.66


463


34:00


1


65
3.023


5.007
124,778
























Grand


3,088


129,785



Ftbruarj 15, 1911.



THE CANAL RECORD



195



STEAM SHOVEL RECORDS.

Work in Central Division in January.

During the month of January, the total
amount of material excavated in the Central
Division was 1,614,362 cubic yards, of which
456,002 cubic yards were classified as earth,
and 1,158,360 cubic yards as rock.

Of this quantity, 1,585,406 cubic yards were
removed by steam shovels, 2,680 cubic yards
by scraper, and 9,452 cubic yards by bucket
cranes. Contractors removed 10,672 cubic
yards by sluicing, and 6,152 cubic yards by
hand.

The high record for the month was made by
shovel No. 204, working 25 days in the Culebra
district, which excavated 60,591 cubic yards —
36,355 cubic yards of rock, and 24,236 cubic
yards of earth. The second best record for
the month was made by shovel, No. 213,
working 25 days in the Culebra district,
which excavated 54,986 cubic yards of rock.

The best record for a shovel of the 70-ton
class was made by shovel No. 114, working
25 days in the Chagres district, which exca-
vated 35,426 cubic yards of earth.

Shovel No. 204, working in the Culebra
district, made a high record for one day, by
excavating 3,401 cubic yards of rock and
earth on January 3. Shovel No. 115, work-
ing in the Chagres district, excavated 1,840
cubic yards of earth on January 10, this being
the high record in January, for one day, for
a shovel of the 70-ton class.

Except where noted, monthly reports are
computed by place measurement, while the
daily reports are based on car measurement.
The best records for the month, and for one
day, are shown below:

BEST RECORDS FOR THE MONTH.

CHAGRES DISTRICT.



Shovel
No.



Cubic Yards.



Earth.



114.
104.



Rock.



35.426 35,426

33,685 33,685



Total.



No. of
days at
work.



25
25





EMPIRB


DISTRICT






228




40.856
36.920
37.232


40.856
36,920
37,232


25


253




25


221




25



CULEBRA DISTRICT.



204.
213.
256.



24,236 36.355 60,591

i 54,986 j 54,986

I 54,614 I 54.614



25
25
25



PEDRO MIGUEL.



38,310



6.620 44,930



BEST RECORDS FOR ONE DAY.



10



115
115
114
201
201



Location.



Chagres

Chagres

Chagres

Empire

Empire

228! Empire

2 15 J Empire

228 Empire

215' Empire

204 Culebra

256; Culebra

Culebra

Culebra

Culebra

Culebra

Pedro Miguel.

Pedro Miguel.

Pedro Miguel.

Pedro Miguel.

Pedro Miguel.



Date.



204
204
204
223
231
231
231
231
231



Jan. 10
Jan. 9
Jan. 12
Jan. 30
Jan. 28
Jan. 4
Jan. 30
Jan. 20
Jan. 25
Jan. 3
Jan. 14
Jan. 11
Jan. 5
Jan. 10
Jan. 19
Jan. 4
Jan. 9
Jan. 20
Jan. 6
Jan. 7



Character of

material
excavated.

Earth

Earth

Earth

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock and earth.
Rock and earth.
Rock and earth.
Rock and earth.
Rock and earth.

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock

Rock



Cubic
yards.



1.840
1.810
1,790
2,527
2,375
2,337
2,318
2,242
2,228
3,401
3.32S
3.249
3,192
3.154
3,096
2.375
2.242
2,223
2,204
2,204



Daily Record for Steam Shovels Broken.

On February 3, 1911, fifty steam shovels,
working in the Central Division, excavated



74,210 cubic yards of material, or an average
of 1,484.2 cubic yards per shovel for the 8-
hour working day. This is the highest aver-
age per shovel, per day, for all shovels, ever
made in the Central Division.



PERSONAL.



Brigadier-General R. M. O'Reilly, Medical
Corps, U. S. A., retired, and Mrs. O'Reilly,
arrived on the Allianca on February 10.

The Honorable Frank Buchanan, Member-
elect of Congress from Illinois, is on the Isth-
mus inspecting the Canal work.

Mr. E. A. Drake, vice-president of the
Panama Railroad and Steamship Company,
accompanied by Mrs. Drake and a party of
friends, arrived on the Isthmus on the Cris-
tobal, on February 10, and will return on the
same steamer on February 19. Mr. Drake
has been officially connected with the Panama
Railroad Company for 23 years, and this is
his first visit to the Isthmus.



The Red Cross Ball.

Both the dining room and the sitting room
of the Hotel Tivoli will be used for dancing at
the annual ball of the Canal Zone Chapter,
Red Cross, on Saturday night, February 18.
The Commission band will play in one room,
and the Marine band in the other. Dancing
will be over at 12 o'clock, and a special train
will leave for the north shortly after that hour.
The sale of tickets indicates that the attend-
ance will be large. In answer to an inquiry,
it is stated that each ticket represents individ-
ual membership in the Chapter, and, therefore,
will be accepted for the admission of only one
person, and ladies, as well as men, will require
tickets.

Spanish War Veterans.

The undersigned has been informed that
the national officers, Spanish War Veterans,
will arrive on the Isthmus on March 2, for
the purpose of forming four camps, S. W. V.
Those who have not done so, are directed to
communicate with

Charles C. Cameron.

Culebra, C. Z., February 5, 1911.



Athletic Meet at Empire.

There are 185 entries, representing 73
different individuals, in the 14 contests for
men scheduled for the athletic meet at the
Empire baseball park on February 22. In
addition, there are 38 entries, representing
21 different individuals, in the two events for
boys. The entries, by towns, are as follows:



Place.


Men.


Boys.




8

15
15
3
6
10
15
1


1









6




4




4




6


















73


21







The following officials have been appointed
for the meet: Referee, J. T. Hopkins; clerk
of course, William E. Burrell; assistant clerks
of course, E. M. Foster, G. C. McCullough,
J. A. Jamieson, W. R. Hodgson; track judges,
H. P. Sollenberger, chairman, C. N. Rogers,
W. H. Brown, C. H. Ourand, E. O. Smith;
scorers, William E. Burrell, chairman; W. H.
Kromer, Sergt. A. A. A. Allen; inspectors,
W. H. Geer, chairman; H. R. Seaton, S. Fill.
Bert Shell; announcer, J. Mack Holt; mar-



shals, Lieut. H. Kehm. L. A. Brynes, L. C.
Calloway.

No special train will be run for the occasion,
the contestants using the regular trains on
that date, which will be operated in accord-
ance with the Sunday schedule. The Isth-
mian Canal Commission Band will furnish
music. The admission to the park will be:
Adults, 50 cents; children, 25 cents.



Fire Department Tournament at Gatun.

A fire department tournament will be held
by the three volunteer companies at Gatun
on the morning of February 22. The com-
pany winning the tournament will be pre-
sented with an American flag, 5x8 feet, which
will become the property of the company win-
ning it three times consecutively. The com-
pany winning the tournament will be enter-
tained by the two other companies at a ban-
quet at the Gatun hotel on a date to be de-
termined later, probably February 25. The
events, and the point value of each, are as
follows:

1. Wheels of cart to be on mark and start
made from pistol shot, run 150 yards to
standpipe, connect and lay 150 feet of hose,
disconnect last section, put on nozzle. Time
to be taken from pistol shot to first sight of
water. Each company will be furnished with
dry hose. Each company must reel its own
hose, the same to.be inspected by the other
companies, if desired. Forty-five points.

2. Lay parallel four 50-foot lengths hose,
all male couplings in line with standpipe.
Make running connections, put on nozzle,
turn on water, and straighten hose. Time
taken from crack of pistol to appearance of
water at the nozzle. Hands up at crack of
pistol. Twenty-eight points.

3. With water flowing at full head through
three (3) lengths 50-foot hose and nozzle
on, replace middle length with one from the
reel, which is to stand at least twenty-five (25)
feet beyond nozzle. Time to be taken from
crack of pistol until water appears at nozzle
after new length has been inserted. All men
in the company to be along with live line at
crack of pistol. Hands up at crack of pistol,
except pipemen. Fifteen points.

4. With one (1) length 50-foot hose coupled
on itself at least two turns, run 50-feet,
break coupling, and put on nozzle. Each
company allowed two trials with same man,
or different men, and best time to be taken.
Time to be figured from crack of pistol to
dropping of connected nozzle on the ground.
Twelve points.



Postal Business and Canal Zone Revenues.

The report of the Director of Posts for the
month of January shows that 16,751 money
orders were issued, amounting to S413, 964.14.
Of this amount, $308,894.55 was payable in
the United States, $104,601.09 in orders pay-
able in the Canal Zone, and $468.50 in orders
payable in Martinique. The fees collected
amounted to $1,828.06, and the amount of
orders paid and repaid during the month was
$S7,452.09.

Postal sales during the month amounted to
$6,703.90, and newspaper postage amounted
to $2.48.

The revenue collections for the month were,
as follows:

Distillation licenses $42.84

Motor vehicle licenses 558.00

Retail liquor license 600.00

Taxes, licenses, etc 9,874.02

Total $11,074.86



196



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV., No. 25.



CENTRAL DIVISION TRAINS.

Classes of Equipment Used for Transporting
Material, and Method of Operation.

Since July 1, 1910, the amount of exca-
vated material handled by the transportation
equipment of the Central Division has been
greater than for the corresponding period at
any other time since the beginning of opera-
tions by the United States. A description of
how this material is handled, follows:

The entire train service of the Central
Division is operated and controlled solely by
the officials of that division, although the
tracks of the Panama railroad are used in
reaching the Dam at Gatun and the dumps
at Balboa. When on the Panama railroad
tracks, the block offices of that railroad keep
a record of the time of passing of all Cen-
tral Division trains. In addition, the chief
dispatcher of the Central Division also keeps
a record of all Central Division trains while
on the Panama railroad, with delays, etc.

The transportation officials of the Central
Division consist of a superintendent of trans-
portation, an assistant superintendent of
transportation, a chief dispatcher, an assist-
ant dispatcher, and the necessary yardmas-
ters. The offices of the superintendent, and
of the chief dispatcher, are located in the
division office at Empire.

In handling excavated material, two gen-
eral types of cars are used — Lidgerwood flats,
from which the material is plowed off by a
Lidgerwood unloader and plow, and Oliver
and Western dump cars, from which the
material is spilled by tipping the car. On
some of these cars, this is done by pneumatic
pressure, but on most of them by hand. The
Lidgerwood flat car has a rated capacity of
19 cubic yards, place measurement; the
larger size Oliver and Western dump cars,
of 17 cubic yards capacity, and the smaller
size, of 10 cubic yards capacity.

Trains running to Gatun; to the dumps on
the Panama railroad relocation; to Miraflores
and to Balboa, are made up, as follows:
Lidgerwood trains for Miraflores and Balboa
contain 20 cars of the capacity previously
mentioned; Lidgerwood trains dumped on the
relocation are made up of 21 cars each.
Trains consisting of the larger sized Oliver
and Western dump cars number 27 cars;
those of the smaller size, 35 cars.

The trains in use on the Chagres section
consist entirely of small Western and Oliver
dump cars, and the length of the train varies
from six to 15 cars, depending upon the
grade and the distance to the dumps. Thir-
teen of these trains are drawn by old French
locomotives.

The transportation equipment assigned to
the Central Division at the present time is,
as follows:

Locomotives (American) 130

Locomotives (French) 30

Lidgerwood flats 1 ,666

17-yd. Oliver and Western dump cars. 352
10-yd. Oliver and Western dump cars. . 589

Ballast cars 24

Wreckers 4

Unloaders 25

Plows 36

Spreaders 13

Track shifters 5

As an example of the amount of work ac-
complished with the equipment above men-
tioned, the record for January 30, 1911 is
given. On this date, 51 steam shovels and
two orange peel cranes were working, and
their aggregate output was 74,208 cubic
yards, which gave a total of 284 trainloads



of excavated material transported by the
different types of trains mentioned, in the
following proportions: 2,639 Lidgerwood flats;
300 large Western and Oliver dump cars;
1,809 small Oliver and Western dump cars.

There were in service on this date in the
Central Division a total of 156 locomotives,
of which 117 were serving shovels, seven
were handling spreaders, ten were handling
unloaders, four were handling track shifters,
six were switching, four were handling labor
trains, eight supply trains, and other mis-
cellaneous work. The material excavated was
disposed of at the following dumps:

Cubic Yards.

Gatun Dam 9.417

Miraflores dumps 13,210

Balboa dumps 16,260

P. R. R. relocation dumps 21,241

East Mamei dump 1,070

West Mamei dump 840

Point 4 dump 4,120

Juan Grande dump 1,090

Culebia dump 2,570

Obispo Diversion 740

Total 70,558

The remainder was used in repairing roads,
filling in for the Panama railroad, etc.



Work of Lidgerwood Unloaders.

A statement of Lidgerwood cars unloaded
in the Central Division during the month of
January, follows:



Location.


No. of
unloaders.


No. of
trains.


No. of
cars.




3
3

4


1.046

847

1,084


20,920




16.940




21,737




10


2,977


59.597







Missing Men.

Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of Percy M. Buchanan, who is
thought to have come to the Isthmus two
years ago, is requested to communicate with
the American Legationjn Panama.

Any one having information regarding the
whereabouts of E. D. Ennis, who was last
heard from at Cristobal, is requested^to com-
municate with E. L. Ennis, Columbus, Texas.



Colon Club Dance Postponed.

The regular dance of the Colon Club,
scheduled for the evening of February 18, will
be postponed on account of the ball to be
given under the auspices of the Red Cross
Society at the Hotel Tivoli on that evening.



Boys' Organizations.

The boys of section No. 2 of the Anti-
Cigarette League of Gorgona held an election
of officers on Wednesday evening, February
8, the following being chosen: President,
Julius Heinter; secretary, Albert LaRock;
treasurer, Lee Ward; sergeant-at-arms, Earl
Tate librarian, Robert Burns; superintendent,
Mrs. A. L. Hackenberg.

The Gatun Anti-Cigarette League, which
was recently organized, with Mrs. George
Whiston as superintendent, has a member-
ship of 15 boys between 10 and 17 years of age.
Meetings are held every Friday evening in the
Commission chapel.

The "boy scouts" held a meeting on Satur-
day morning, February 11, and formed a
preliminary organization. Seventeen boys
were present. The boys will meet from 7 to
8 o'clock on Monday and Tuesday nights, and
will receive instruction in the elements of the
"boy scout" movement. Following this, and



upon passing an examination, they will be
allowed to become "tenderfeet." On Sat-
urday evening, February 4, the members spent
the day in the jungle. Dinner was cooked by
the boys without cooking utensils. A. O.
Ludwig is the scout master.



Steam Shovel and Dredgemen.

The I. B. of S. S. and D. M. will hold its
regular meeting at the I. C. C. lodge hall,
Empire, on Sunday, February 19. It is very
important that all brotherhood men attend
this meeting. W. P. Tudor,

Secretary and Treasurer.

Empire, C. Z., February 10, 1911.



Electrical Workers.

The next regular meeting of Local No. 214,
I. B. E. W., will be held in Ancon lodge hall
on Sunday, February 19, at 1.30 p. m. All
members are requested to be present, in order
that a photograph may be taken.



Panama Canal_Service Medal Association.

A meeting of the Panama Canal Service
Medal Association will be held in Kangaroo
Hall, Empire, on Sunday, Februarj' 19, at
9 a. m. All members, together with persons
qualified to join, are invited to be present.
E. F. J. Goldsmith, Secretary.
P.O. Box 41.
Ancon, C. Z., February 9, 1911.



Rainfall from February 1 to 11, 1911


Inclusive.


Stations,


1"°

.5 o>
* a

r. O

S


u

Q


SO.


Pacific Section —


Ins.

.59

1.01

1.30

.78

.35

.37
.07
.21
.11
.07
.03
.05
.65
.14
.08
.15
.21

.26
.40
.18
.22
.18


11

11
11
11
11

11

9

11

5
5-9

9
9-11

6

5

5

4

5

9

5
6
9

4


Ins.
1.02




1.42




1.30




.84




.42


Central Section —


.44




.13




.32




.32




.21




.05




.11




1.14




.27




.20




.38




.47


Atlantic Section —


.78




1.01




.69




tl.02

.77









♦Standard rain gage — readings at 5 p. m. daily.
Automatic rain gage at unstarred stations — values mid-
night to midnight.

To 5 p. m., February 10.



Stages of the Chagres.

Maximum heights of the Chagres River for the week
ending midnight, Saturday, February 11, 1911. All
heights are in feet above mean sea level.





Station.


Day and Date






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Sun. Feb. 5


125.9


92.4


45.3


13.0


13.0


Mon. Feb. 6 . . .


125.9


92.4


45.3


13.0


13.0


Tues. Feb. 7 . . .


125.9


92.4


45.3


13.0


13.0


Wed. Feb. 8. ...


126.2


92.6


45.4


12.9


12.9


Thurs. Feb. 9. .


126.5


92.8


45.6


12.9


12.9


Fri. Feb. 10....


126.5


92.9


45.9