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PUBLISHED WEEKLY UNDER THE
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THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION



SEPXEIVEBER 4, 1907, TO AUOUSX 26, 1908



VOLUME I



WITH INDEX



ANCON, CANAL ZONE:
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION PRINTING OFFICE

1908



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INDEX



Accidents —

Drowiiiug-, 62. 106.
Explosion. 90, 205.
Accountable officers, 294.
Accounts —

Non-expendable property returns, 254.
Percentaffes-for surcharges. 375.
Transfer invoices, 262.
Administration Building-, Ancoii. 147, 31S.
Air as motive power. 20.
Air-compressor pl.ints, 4, 345.
Americans, number on Isthmus. 233.
.\ncon —

Administration Bnildiny al, 147,318.
Amusement Association, 141, 147. 162, 1S2, 1SS,343.
Clubhouse for. 319.
Cowshed, 362.

District Court, removal of. 362.
Fourth of July celebration, 298. 323, 310. 315. 339.

349. 360.
Library for. 346. 414.
lyOdgre building- for. 340.
Population of, 412.
Protestant chapel. 340, 402.-
Resei-\'oir, new. 329.
Telephone Exchange, 169.-
Ancon Hospital —

Description of. 381. 390.
Improvements in. 330, 362.
Visiting hours. 394.
Annual Report, supply of copies exhausted. 225.
Applications for employment. 218. 339.
Appointments. St-e Circulars. Official .
Appropriations and expenditures. See Finances of

the Canal.
Amheim, Edward, arrest of. 245.
Arrests. 69. 15S. 170. 171. 190. 203, 245.

Sec a/so Police Reports.
Athletic meets. See Clubhouses.
Atlantic Division —
Assignments. 406.
Headquarters at Gatun, 346.
Organization of, 3.S7, 342, 369. 401. 406.
Territory of. 353.
Automobiles, speed of. 17S. 219.



Ralboa Hill, platform on. 293.
Bandstands, building of. 33.
Banton, Pembroke B.. bill for relief of, 251, 258.
Barbacoas bridge. 273.

Barges. 65, 81, 82, 137. 201, 202. 233, 306. 378, 394.
Baseball, scores and notices. 5. 12. 21. 31, 34. 68, 74. 94.
lis, 123, 147. 155, 171. 195. 206, 214, 223, 231. 239.
248, 256. 262. 271.280.288.295.304,310,320, 323,336.
Bas Obispo, new stone crusher at, 393.
Bay rum as a beverage, 170.
Beeks, Miss Gertrude, criticisms of, 53.
Bierd. W. G., resignation of, IS. 27.
Births, register of. in Zone. 214.
Black vSwamp. 26, 2>i. 377, 402.
Blasts. 250.

Bioodhomids. to be used for criminals. 187.
Blythe, Samuel G.. articles on Canal Work — A Study
of the Red Rug. 277.

King Yardage. 245.
Board of sun-ey and apprai.sal, 294,
Boggs. Capt. Frank C duties of. 370. 375.
Bohio. quarters at. 378.
Boiler inspection ser\'ice, ,50, 330. 331.
Borings, to determine the geological structure. 393
Breakwater to Naos Island from I,a Boca, 305.
Bridges—

Barbacoas. 273

Bridge 53. diversion at. 314.

Gamboa, 17. 97, 273.
British \-iews of Canal work. 251.
Bubonic plague. 243. 278.
Buildings —

Commission. 117. 134. 147. 205. 227. 348.

Construction by contract, 89, 178.

Construction of private. 118.

Gatun, 42.

Laws, 28. 51.



Buildings —

Lodge and club. 330. 340.

Operations and cost, 21. 73.

Plumbing and painting. 34.

Proposals, 106. 123, 130. 193. 314. iU. 338.
Building Construction. Division of—

Division abolished. 369. 375, 3S9.

Reorganization of. 337.

Transfer of stores of to M. and S.. 343.

Work of, 2, 146. 250. 3>22. 343, 353, 397.

See a/so Chairman's Monthly Reports.
Rurglaries in bachelor quarters. 290.

O

Cable Repair Steamer Guakdian. arrival of. 178.
Camp Elliott-
Amusements at. 75, 110.
Improvements ;it. J90.
Marinesat. 20. 2*-'. 94, 300.
Canal, changes in plans of. 129. 132. 153. 161.
Canal Officials. Sff Directory.
Canal Record —

Distribution of. 14. 22.
Purpose of. 1.
Canal work, eight millions for fa.ster. 10,
Canal Zone —

Boundar>-, sun-'Ci' of, 34.
Death rate in. 16.
Liqnor licenses, 282.
Population of. 14. 209, 412. 413.
President's po%ver to govern. 2S1.
Sanitation of. See Sanitary Department.
Water supply, 225.
Cars, steel dump, new and repairs to. 18. 150, 313, 37S.
Cardenas Hills, dykes south of. 297.
Cement. 3i. 59. 185. 218. 345.
Censu.s —

Canal Zone. 209. 412. 413.
Commission quarters. 90.
Central Division —

Ivstablished. $53, 359.
New dumps. 377.
Notes, 402.
Offices of. 37S.
Organization of. 401. 406.
Chagres Division, work of. 3i, 101. 337.

See a/so Chairman's Monthly Reports.
Chagres River —

Flood stages in. 407.
Pretection from floods of. 33S.
Chairman's Monthly Reports-
September, 1907.57-61.
October, 1907, 39-92.
November, 1907, 121-124.
December. 1907, 161-164.
January, 1908. 193-197,
February, 1908,225-229.
March, 1908, 265-269.
April, 1908. 297-301.
May, 1908,329-333.
June. 190S. 369-373.
July. 1908.401-404.
Checker player, challenge of. 372.
Chicago Drainage Canal Excavation. 98.
Commission Buildings. See Buildings.
Church-
Notices. 52.58. 82.100.107.123,135.156.206,211. 22ti.
246. 255.259. 275. 291. 292. 380. 410.
Work in the Zone and Isthmus. 27, 60, 69. 87. 107.
134. 139, 166. 172. 174. 214. 326. 340. 391. 402.
Churchill, Winston, an English tribute by. 18.
Circulars. Official —

Accountable officers. 294.

Accounts, adjustment of. P. R. R. and I. C. C-. 20.
Age. maximum and minimum for employes. 327.
Aliens to give way to Americans. 401.
Applications for employment, 218.
Applications for reinstitement, 342.
Appointments :

Josei»h Beaumont, as signal engineer. P.

K. K,, 198.
R. W. Bergin. as assistant superintendent. P.

R. R.. 15.
R. Budd. as chief engineer. P. R. R..31.S.
M. B. DePutron. as assistant loChairman, 262.
S. G. Forbes, acting electrical engineer, 303.



Circulars. Official. Appointments—

G. E. Geer. acting general manager, V K r
379.

Benj. L- Jacobson. acting chief clerk. 294.

C. A. Mcllvaine. as chief clerk to Chairman
262.

J. M. Moriarty. as acting master mechanic
315.

Geo. A. Ninas, as chief clerk, 375.

R. T. B. Peirce, as acting chief claim clerk
399.

T. E. Porter, as acting chief clerk, 294.

C. Rother: local auditor of P. R. r., 79,

L- K. Rourke. as division engineer. 303. 359.

H. J. Slifer. asgencnd managerof P. R. R..50.

H. A. A. Smith, as acting chief clerk, 375.

J. A. Smith, as superintendent of transporta-
tion, 15.

F. B. Stewiirt. as local .auditor. 159.

G. B. Strickler. as acting division engineer
327.

Geo. C. Taulbee. as acting chief timekeeper

399.
Chas. T. Waring, as assistant engineer, 240.
W. W. Warwick, as examiner of accounts. 331.

Atlantic Di\'is)on, assignments, 406.

Rills against employes. 351.

Board of survey and apprni.sal, 294.

Boiler inspection s'^rvice. 331.

Borrowing money from subordinates, l.so.

Car seals, 246.

Central Division established, 359.

Changes in Canal onianiz;itiou, M2. 375, 406.

Checks, star metal, 19f").

Classification of disbursements, 367.

Cost, lower unit, 102.

Coupon books, hotel, commissary and transpor-
tation. 102, l.o. 143. 234, 266.

Deductions from pay of contract laborers. 143.

Deductions for loss or damage of tools. 311.

Destruction and expropriation of improvements
399.

Disbunsing office, general accounts. 406.

Electric current, furnisliing of, 367.

Employes' admission to hospitals. 303.

Employment, employes given opportunity to find
when discharged. 359,

Excavation and dredging department abolished
359.

Examinations, physical. 262. 312.

Furloughing emploj-es, 102.

Freight, application for reduced rate Hud free en-
try, 367.

Gardens and truck farms. 262.

Half-rate requests, 203. 303.

Holidays, 262. 359.

Ice, requisition for, 21S.

Importation by employe.*;, 175

Injury claims, 406.

Inspection of shoiJS and machinery. 27>^.

Laborers. Grade Al. aboli.shed, 311.

Leaves of absence with pay. 123. 27s.

T^etters of recommendation. 399.

Locomotives, board to define duties of crew. 37.

Longevity pay, 246.

Material, waste, disjios-il of, 67.

:\Ieal tickets. 150. 266.

Memorandum transfer and receipt, 359.

Mess kits, laborers'. 379.

New employes and promotions, 3+2.

Overtime, 198. 218.

Pacific Division estiblislied. 359.

Panama, elections in. 359.

Panama railroad. in\'oices of, 133.

Encroachment on right of way. 342.
Passes on railroad. 67. 123.
Pay car schedule. 351, 399.
Pay for holidays, 266. 294.
Pay. once a month, 19.
• Percentages for surcharges. 375.
Photographs. officiaL 190.
Preference according to competency. 3s5.
Premium on bonds, 399.
Prompt removal of freight. 278.
Property records .and returns. 254.
Public works, duties of superintendent of, 35L
Railway and per.sonal mail. 351.
Rating of employes, 42. 106. 218.



INDEX



Circulnrs. Official— Continued.

Reduced nites on Panama stc.-iniships. 311.
Reeinploymcnt of Kuropean laborers. 19S.
Reprimands and snspensious. 406.
Reque.stsfor work, 415.
Requisitions and mails. I(i4.
Rciiuisitions for enieraeucy work. 415.

Rennlations for. 331.
■Sliipmellts —

Honsehold goods. 351.
Si^nin^ invoices for. 20.
Sick leave. 1<J. 37. 67. 102. 379.
Suljsistence for West Indian laborers. 303.
Time —

I.ost on accoimt of rain. 133.
Official chance in. 278.
Transit. 67.
Timekecpinir. instructions reKardin«. Mi.
Timekeepers to take examinations. 3S7.
Tools and material, responsiliility for. 294.
Tninsfer invoices. 262.
Transportation, book of rules, SilS.
Vacancies, daily and weekly list. 203. .375
Watchmen. 19M.
Circus on the Isthmus. 139.

Civil Administration. See Chairmans Moiithl.\ Re-
port.
Civil proced\ire. amendment to. 375.
Civil Serrice—

\ppointnicnts to be in .accordance with. 242.
Clerical examinations, 82.94. 100. 114. 190, 194. 214.
220, 234. 242. 252, 262, 378, 3S6, 3S7, 393, 407. 411.
Kxaminer of accounts, examination for, 407, 411.
Physicians, examination for, 194. 37S, 394, 407. 411.
Rules, complete. 1S2. 187.
Clubhouse. Commission . events at, 1 , 2, 5. 12. 15, 21 . 31 .
34 38 47 .52, 58. 69. 79. 86, 91, 101, 108, 111, 119,
1'7 135, 139, 142, 146, 150, 158, 167, 174, 196. 206,
'14 220, 231, 238, 249. 254, 263, 270, 271, 277, 286,
295, 302, 311, 319. 326, 332. 342. 351, .359, 364, 372.
3S3. .389, 399, 407. 413, 414.
CUibs— .S"c^ Lodges and Club Notices.

Woman's— .SV-f Social Life.
Coal. 4. IS, 25.57, 1.55.
Coffee. 289. 307.

Cold Storage. See Commissary.
Colon—

Corrals at. 305.
Death rate. 16.
Division work . 34.

See Chairui.an's Monthly Reports.
Docks at. 73,

Dredtrintf division. IS. 330.
Drainage Canal. 339.
Hospital, description of. 397.
Improvements at. 81. 129. 241.
Pa\'iniJr in. 3S6.
Population of, 14, 412.
K.iilroBd tiuarters at. 378.
Rip-rap at, 97.

Sanitation. See Sanitary Department,
Washington Hotel, taken over by I,., ij. and S, 242.
Water con.sumption, 26, 257.
Wireless teleeraph station at. 129.
, Colonization of Canal Zone, 2.
Comacho River Diversion. 33. 313.
Comacho veserioir. leaks in. 402.
Comments and criticisms. 53.
Commi.ssary —

Coffee, better. 289.

Cold storajre supplies.9. 20. 25. 34 . 49. 66. 249. 281. 289.
Comparison with New York prices. 97, 103.
Coupon books, 133. 187. 234. 266.
Cristobal, for gold employes. 57. «

Exp.ansiou and improvement of. 10, 273, 281.
Inspection of its food siipplies, 10.
l,a Boca. 209. 273, .329.
New suijplies .ind lower prices, 10.
Objection to by Panama merchants. US, 121.
Package deliveries. 129.
Pastry and ice cream, 257, 2S1.
Pedro Miguel. 362.

Prices. 8. 16. 20. 31. 39. 47. 55. 63. 71. 79. 87. 95. 103.
HI 119. 127, 135, 143, 151, 159, 167, 175, 183, 191,
199. 207, 215, 223, 231, 239, 247, 2.55, 263, 271. 279,
287, 295, 312, 320, 328, 336, 343, .352, 368, 375. 384,
392, 400, 408. 413.
Privileges, and abuses of. 20, 177.
Proposition of Panama merchants declined. 210.
Work of. 7.71,387.
Commission decisions and actions—
.Accountable property. 293.
Civil sei-vice, appointments to be in accordance

with, 212.
Dentist for Canal employes, 273.
Fowls, care of, 274.
Furniture, new allowance, 6.
Jury ser\'ice, 242.
Laborers, holiday pay for. 6.
Laborers, newly arrived, advice to, 62,



Commission decisions and actions-
Labor, Quarters and .Subsistence to take over
Washington Hotel, Colon, 2(2.

Longevity regulation. 6. 178,

Marines and their families, medical treatment
for. 94.

Medals for employes, 242.

Pay. final, in failed States, when resigning, 6.

Pounds for stray :uiiinals. 283.

Prisoners, sum of money to be given when di-S-
charged, 178.

Quarters. See Quarters.

Salv.ation Army, kitchen for. in Colon. 242.

.sick leave, on .account of injur.v, 62,

Transportation, diplomatic and consular officers
granted employes* rates, 242.

Water rates in the Zone. 94.
Congress, bills of —

P. », Hauton. relief of. 251. 258.

F;m|)loyes' liabilit.v. 27S.

O.scar F. I,ackey. relief of . 266.

Lands, Canal Zone, authorizing lease of, 230. 283.

Pay for injured employes. 206. 331.

Wages, no reduction of. 298.
Congressmen —

Report of. 108.

Visits of. 66. 74. 83, 114,
Construction plant, equipment, 10.
Consular Corps. 5fc Directory.
Convicts —

Employment of. 236, 242, 257, 334.

To be given sum of money when discharged, 178.
Corozal, growth of. 378.
Corrals—

.\ncon, fitted with electric lights. 358.

Cost of mule teams, 17.

Cristobal and Colon, 305.

Wagons not to follow iu old ro.ad tracks. 339.
Correspondence, official method of handling. 30.
Cost of Canal. 35.

Cost of living on the Isthmus. 97, 103.
Cows, shed for at .\ncon. 362.
Criminals, conviction of. 29.
Cri.stobnl—

Cold storage and allied plants at, 337.

Commissary at. 57.

Corrals at. 305.

Docks at, 73, 126, 210, 308, 322, .393, 411,

Fourth of July celebration at, 309. 330. 349. 360.

Jail. 34.8.

Market, 329.

.Shops at, 3, .382, 411.

Water at. 70.
Cucaracha slide. 41. 49. 57, 65. 73. 81.
Ctdebra —

Commission hotel at. 14.

Cut. transportation in, 395.

Division:

Reorganization in. 1.
Slides in. 250.

Work in. 24, 26. 44. 314. ii7 . 345. 354. 355.
See also Chairman's Monthly Reports.
See also Excavations.

Island, quarantine station at, 137, 307, 345.
Cu'.nmings, E, C, smoker to, 36.



D.\xrs. See Locks and Dams.
Deaths-
General. .S'tr .Sanitary Reports.
Individual, See Obituaries,
Decisfon of Joint I^nd Commission and I'indings of

Umpire, 398, 402.
Dentists for Canal employes. 273.
Devol, Maj. C. A., assignment and duties, 349.
Directory, Canal Zone —

Canal Officials. 16, 24. 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80. 8S,
96, 104, 112, 120, 128: 136, 144, 152, 160, 168, 176,
184, 192. 200. 208, 216, 224, 232, 240, 248, 256, 264,
272, 280. 288. 296, 416.
Diplomatic Corps, SO, 88, 112, 254.
Marine officers. 29.
Disbursements, classification of, 367,
Disbursing office, general accounts, 406.
Discharge of an employe for violation of P. R, R.

rules. 318.
Discharge of aliens, 401.
District Court, Ancou, removal of, 362.
Diversions —

Camacho river, 33, 313. 314.
Docks —

Dry. at Cristol)al. 210. 411.
Permanent, at Cristobal, 393.
Receiving, at Gatun. 394.
Dogs, ordinances pertaining to, 341, 3S6. 111.
Donnelly, Sanuiel B.. inquiry into labor conditions.

292.
Drainage canal at Colon. 339.
Dredges —

Dipper, 18,



Dredges-
French. IS, 25, 42, 210.

Pipe-line. 330.

Suction, 10, 18. 41. 66. 73. 83. 105, 131, 137, 201, 278,
298, 370. 409.

Sea-going ladder. 81, 297, 330,

Timbers for, 25.
Dredging —

Colon Division, 330.

See a/so Chaimiati's Monthl\- Reports.

La Boca. IS. 210. 346.

Plant, IS. '

See also E,vcavatiotis,
Drowings, 62, 106, 396,
Drying houses. 323, .361.
Dump Ground Records. See E.xcav.ation.
Dumps, new. for Central Division. 377.
Dump cars, purchase of 200 additional, 378.
Duties of the Chairman and the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission. 161, 162.

Dykes, south of C.-irdenas Hill, 297.

Dynamite. See E.xi>losives.



Electric Current, furnishing of by P. R. R.. 367.
Electric lights on Tivoli road. 22.
Light .service. 402
Plants, 3. 13. 390.
Emigration of laborers. See Laborers.
Empire —

Chapel at, 410.
Schoolhouse, new. 226.
.Shops, 3. 39, 362.

Town site. new. for natives, 394.
Employes —

.\dtnission to hospitals. 303.

Age limits for, 327.

Aliens to give way to Americans, 401.

Anniversary dinner. 282.

.Applications for reinstatement. 342.

Bills against. 351.

Borrowing money from subordin.ates. 150.

Checks, star metal, for. 190.

Comparison between privileges of those in railed

States and those on Isthmus, 106, IIS.
Conditions of. criticisms on. by Miss Beeks. 53-55.
Conditions of employment. 7.
Dedtictions for loss or damage of tools by. 311.
Dentists for, 273.

Discharge and reemployment of. 359, 378.
Force, reduction of, 114.
Forloughin.g of. 102.
Furniture allowance. 6. 170.
Importations by, 175.
Injury claims, 406.
Jury service. 242.

Leaves of absence, sick and injury. 7, 19, 30,37, 3S,
62, 67, 102, 111, 137, 340, 379.
Letters of recomniend.-ition. 399.
Liability of. 278.

Longevity regulations, 6, 14, 87, 178, 246.
Meal tickets. laborers'. 150.
Medals for. See Medals.
New employes and promotions. 342.
Number employed, 29. 102.
Number of white, on the Isthmus, 233.
Pay of—

Final in United .States, when resigning at end

of leave. 6.
For injured. 195. 206. 217. 251. 331.
Holiday. 6. 7. 266,294.
Increase in. 97.

Monthly instead of .semi-monthly. 19.
Overtime. 198. 218.
Proposed reduction in. 187. 298.
Transit and leave. 67, 91.
Paj^nent, dates of, 19.
Physical examinations. 262. 342.
Postal, transfer of. 251.
Preference according to competency, 385.
Premium on t>onds paid by Commission, 399.
Quarters for. .S'tv Quarters.
Railroad p.asses. 67.
Reprimands and suspensions. 406.
Responsibility for ijroperty, 294.
Rules for promotions, 274.

.Separations from service, reasons to be given. 118.
Timekeepers to take examination. 387.
Trackmen, suppl.v of, 307.
Transportarion of. &!? Transportation.
Vacancies, daily and weekly list, 203, 375.
Wages. Congress votes ag.iinst reduction of , 298.
Women, in Isthmian service. 310.
Work to be .same as official rating. 42. 106, 218.
See also Force. See also Laboj-ers.
Eniployment —

American citizens to have preference. 203.

Application for, 218.

Conditions of. 7.

None on the Isthmus. 113. 186.



INDEX.



9



Engine houses, 3, 4.
Equipment — *

French, at Colon. 33".
General. 10, 25. 64. 82.
Railway. 169.

Reducing: cost of repairs to. 150.
Sri' a/so Plants.
Erecting plants. .SVv Plants.
Examinations, physical. 262. 342.

.SW' a/so Civil .Service.
Excavations —

American and French records. 4. 13. 43. 77. 109.
149, ISl. 212. 244. 2S4. 316. 336. 388.
Car measurement of material, 354,
Chagrres Division, reduced, 233.
Chicago Drainage Canal. 98.
Comments on by a contractor. 111. 138.
Comparative figures, 113, 122. 153, 161, 173. 226.
Dirision, totals, by steam shovels and dredges,
monthly and annually. 4.5. 9, 13.25.33.34,41,45,
49.57.55.73.74. 77. 82.98. 105. 109.113.114.
122. 129. 130, 138. 141. 145. 146. 149. 153. 154,
162, 166, 170. 177. 17S. ISl. 186. 193. 194. 202.
209. 210. 212' 217. 218. 227. 230. 234. 241. 244.
250. 251. 258. 266. 274. 281. 282. 2S4. 286. 289.
291. 293. 303. 306, 313. 316. 321. 335. 337. 346.
353. 355. 356. 361. 365. 385. 388. 403.
Government vs. private, 218.
"King Yardage," 245.
Mesaba Range shovel record. 98.
Monthly. Sre a/so Chairman's Monthly Reports.
New York Barge Canal . 235. [359.

Excavation and Dredging. departmentabolished. 353.
Executive Orders —

Amendment to Code of Civil Procedure, 375.

American citizens to have preference. 203.

Automobiles, speed of, 178, 219.

Escape of transients, 171

Judicial circuits, establishing three. 171.

Jur.\- trial amendments. 266.

Powers of Commission and its Chairman newly

defined. 161. 162.
Sale of unclaimed property. 171.
Vagrants, mendicants and loiterers. 171.
Willful injury to public monuments. 290.
Expenditures, .fc' Finances of Canal.
Explosives —

Handling of. 314.
l,ecture on. 194.
Magazines for. 257. 31S. 394.
Supplies. 8. 118. 306. 327.
Explosions, accidental. 90. 307. 314.



FlNAMCES OF THE CAN.\L—

Appropriations and expenditures. 6. 9. 15. 43. 70.
154. 170. 1S6. 226, 242. 287, 299, 319. 367. 400.

Provi.sions for fiscal year ending June 30. 1909. 341.
Fire Department-
Automatic alarm system. 13. 162. 257.

E.xtcnsion. 26. 178.

Fire at Cristobal. 166.

Fire afMount Hope. 298.

Fire possibilities in palm trees. 49. 57.

Regulations. 2S.

Tampering with supplies. 138.

Thanks from Colon Fire Department. 210.

.S>('i7/.to Chairman's Monthly Reports.
Firewood, proposals for. 374.
First stroke of the pick at Panama. 383.
Flood protection and drainage. 338.
Flood stages in Chagres river. 407. 410.
Food, inspection of. 10.
Foofoall. 69.
Force —

Can.il, full. 113.

Labor. 65. 73. 169, 212, 3l.').

Number of white .-Vmericaus on Isthmus. 233.

Reduction of, 114.

Reports, daily, 29.
. Total. 102, 169, 185, 339.
Forgery, arrest for. 171. 19U.
Fourth of July— [350. 360.

Celebrations. 298. 309. 3UI. 315. 323. 326. 330, 339. 349.

Medals won at Ancon on. 362.

Proclaimed a holiday. 359.
Fowls, caie of, 274.
Freight-
Delivery of. at I,a Boca. 362.

Prompt removal of. 278.

Reduced rates. 175. 311.
Freight houses, new. Z5.
Fruits of the Lsthmus. 325.



Gamho.v Bridge. 17, 97. 273.

Games and .sports. S3. 87. 115. 131. 195.

Srr a/so Clubhouses and baseball.
Gardens. Commi.ssion. 262, 379,

Set' a/so \'egetables.



Gatun—

Buildings at, 42.

Change in railway at, 345.

Clearing ground at. 262, 290, 324.

Erecting plant at. 17.

FvXperiments at. 249. 252. 370.

Headquarters of Atlantic Division at. 346.

Lake. 105.

Lock and dam work at. 1. 17. 65. 401. 409.

l.ock site and receiving dock. 394.

Spillway. 338.

Steamer for work on locks. 337.

Village, removal of. 249.
Gorgas. Col. W. C. dinner to. 44.
Gorgona —

Athletic Association, 83.

•Sewers in, completed. 303.

Shops and foundry. 3. 10. 329. 357, 362, 371.



Harvkst Exhibition by colored employes. 259.
Health Reports. See Sanitary Department.
Health Statistics. 86. 254. 413. [nal. 78.

Hicks. John. U. S. Minister to Chile, views of. on Ca-
Highways —

Prison labor on, 242. 257. 334.

Zone. 2. 202. 332. 339.
Hodges, Lieut. -Col. H. F.. appointed a member of

the Isthmian Canal Commis.sion. 361.
Holcombe. J. G.. dinner to. 6.
Holidays —

Fourth of July, celebrations. See Fourth of Julv.

Pay for. 294.

Proclamation of, 90, 262. 359.
Hospitals-
Admission of employes. 303.

Ancon. 330. 362. 381. 390. 394.

Colon. 241. 397.

Culehra Island. 307.

Santo Tomas. 309.
Hotels and Mess Halls —

Comments on. 330. 358.

Commission. 8. 14.

Concentration and personnel of. 377.

Coupon books. 133. 137.

La Boca mess, 102.

Laborers, 303, 305, 370.

Number of. 66.

Organization of. 3.S6.

Tivoli rates. 42. 67. 142.

Wa.shington Hotel. Colon, transfer from P. R, R.
to L.. U. and S.. 242.
Hunting privileges in Zone. 67.



I

Ice. requisitions for. 218.
Immigration of Laborers. See Laborers.
Inquiry into labor conditions. 292.
Insane patients, removal of. 67.
Inspection —

Time. 75.

Watershed, 57.'
Instruments, auction of old French. 339.
Isthmus —

Conditions on. 78. 97. 99. 103. 235. 348.

Crossing it in 1852. 347.

Early days on. 15.



Jail. Cristobal, annex to. 348.

Jones. M. K.. resignation of, 361.

Judicial circuits, establishing, 171.

Jury- (242.

Employes to receive usual pay while ser\-ing on.

Trials in the Canal Zone. 29. 203. 234. 266,



K

Knight. Bishop, impressions of. 324.
Kramer. Philip F.. min-der of. See Murder



La Boca—

Borings at. 361.
Commissary. 209. 273. 329.
Dredging division. IS. 346.

See a/so Chairman's !\Ionthl>- Reports.
Freight delivery. 362.
Mess at. 102.

Power plant. 345. [161. 162

Removal of locks and dams from. 129. 132. 153
Road. 231. 340.
Ship yard, work at. 298.
Smuggling at. 72.
Work at, 2S9.



Labor. Quarters and Subsistence Department-
Abolished. 369, 375.

See a/so Chairman's Monthly Reports.
Laborers —

Advice to new arrivals. 62.

Attitude of Commission toward. 236. 242.

Deduction from pay, order of, 143.

European. 2. 73. 169. 198. 242.

Force of. 65. 169.

Grade A-1 abolished. 311.

Holiday paj- for. 6.

Immigration of. 8. 369.

Italian, contented, 190.

I,abor conditions, inquiry into. 292.

Meal tickets. 150. 266.



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