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ber 12-13, 1916; No. 1097-Amended.

Junior drainage engineer (male); $960 to $1,440 a year; examination about No-
vember 12, 1916; No. 1322.

Fiber inspector (male); $1,600 to $2,000 a year; examination October 24, 1916:
No. 1323.

Lumber inspector (male) ; $2,500 a year entrance salary; examination October 24,
1916; No. 1327.

Data from Employees for the Bureau ol Efficiency.

The attention of all employees is directed to the circular published in this issue
concerning data for the Bureau of Efficiency. The questions requiring most attei*-
tion, with instructions for answering them, are given below:

Question 5. Occupation (if not clearly shown by answer to Q. 4).

State, as specifically as possible in the space available, the profession, trade,
or other line of work on which the employee is engaged. When practicable give
not only the profession, science, etc., but the line of work within the profession,
science, etc. Examples for persons engaged in scientific or technical work:
Physicist (optics) mycologist (fruit diseases), paleontologist (vertebrates),
drainage engineer. Examples for clerical employees: Stenographer and type-
writer, correpondence clerk, file clerk, bookkeeper, roster and time clerk, adding
machine operator, copyist, general-utility clerk. If the designation of the po-
sition shows clearly the employee's occupation, write "See 4."
Question 9. Initial rate of pay:

Give the rate of pay at which the employee was originally appointed to the
executive civil service.

Question 10: Total length of service (give the total of a// United States Govern-
ment service with the exceptions stated on the back of this card: Years: Months:

The reports made on this schedule will be used as a basis for computing the
probable cost of a plan of retiring civil employees. Each employee's report will
become a part of his record, on which his annuity will be based if a retirement
law is enacted. It is therefore important to give the employee's total length of
service, including all periods of employment in the executive civil service of the
United States, whether temporary or permanent, whether in one or more branches
of the service, and whether continuous or at different times, except service as a
Presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate and as a part-time employee or
employee under enlistment contract or shipping articles. Service as a Presi-
dential appointee confirmed by the Senate should be included if the employee
had a classified status during his service as a Presidential appointee.

Do not" include service as an employee of the Congress or the United States
Courts or service as an officer or enlisted man in the Army, Navy, or Marine
Question 11. State, Territory, or foreign country of birth (do not give town):

(No instructions).
Question 12. Race:

Use "W" for white, "N" for Negro (including persons of mixed Negro blood),



"I" for American Indian (including persons of mixed Indian blood). For other
(yellow-brown) peoples, state whether "Chinese," "Japanese," "Filipino,"
or "Other."
Question 14. Date of birth: Month: Year:

(No instructions).
Question 15. Kinds of schools attended, years attended, and degrees taken:

Use "E" for elementary or grade: "H" for high; "C" for college or univer-
sity; "P" for professional or technical; "O" for other. After each symbol enter
in figures the number of years attended. Add in parentheses the degree taken,
if any, and the course of study if not shown by the degree or if no degree was
taken. Examples: E8; H3 (business); H4 (technical); C5 (AB, AM, political ,
science); C2 (architecture) ; P3 (LLB); PI (law).
Question 16. Marital condition.

State whether single ("S"), married ("M"); widowed (including widowers)
("W"), or divorced ("D").
Question 17. War veteran?

If the employee served in the Civil or Spanish War, Philippine or any Indian
insurrection, or other military engagement of the United States, answer, "Civil,"
"Spanish," "Phil," "Indian," or "Other," (specifying); if not, answer "No."
Question 18. Appointed from — Congressional district and State: County:

This answer must show^ the Congressional District and the State (under
present Congressional apportionment) to which present appointment is charged.
Example: Congressional District and State, 7 Virginia; County, Madison.
Question 19. Civil service status:

For classified employees (not including those appointed without examination
under special provisions of law or under Schedule A, Civil Service rules) answer
"C." For persons in positions excepted from e.xamination by law or Schedule
A, Civil Service rules, answer "E;" for persons appointed by the President sub-
ject to confirmation by the Senate, answer "PC;" for other unclassified employees,
such as unskilled laborers, answer "U."

For Presidential appointees and employees in excepted positions who have
retained a prior classified status, add the word "Classified" to the abbreviations
given above.
Question 20. Method by which classified status was obtained:

If the employee is classified (unless he holds a position excepted from exami-
nation by law or by Schedule A, Civil Service rules) state whether he originally
obtained his classified status by competitive examination ("CE"); noncom-
petitive examination ("NCE"); individual Executive Order which specified
the name of the employee ("lEO"); blanket Executive Order which covered
in an entire class ("BEO"); or Act of Congress which required no Executive
Order to carry it out ("AC").

Extension of the period of eligibility for reinstatement by individual or blanket
Executive Order should be reported as "lEO", or "BEO," as the case may be.

Reinstatement to a position that was covered into the classified service by
blanket Executive Order or Act of Congress during the employee's separation
from that position should be reported as "BEO," or "AC," as the case may be.

Transfer from the Philippine Service should be reported as "CE" for "com-
petitive examination."

If the employee is not classified or occupies a position excepted from examina-
tion by law or Schedule A, Civil Service i ules, write "NC" for "not classified."

Deceased Employees.

The following estates of deceased employees of The Panama Canal or The Panama Railroad Company ar«
■ow in process of settlement, and any claims against these estates, or any informatioQ which might lead to th<
location of heirs, or to the recovery of property, bank deposits, postal savings or postal money order deposits, or any
•ther moneys due them, should be presented at the office of the Administrator of Estates at once in order that the
estate may be settled as soon as possible. All claims should be itemiied, sworn to before a not-ary public, or othct
pubUc officer havine a «eal and submitted in duplicate. These names will be published but once.



Natire of



Employed by

Date of

Joseph Murray



Municipal Kngineer.. .

Balboa agency

Bergen Pt. Iron VV'ks.
Terminal Construction

P. K. R. docks

Supply Department. . .

August, 11 1918.
September 13, 191«.
September 12, 1916.
Sept. 19, 1916.
Seut. 19, 1916.
Sept. 18, 1916.

Charles Bailey

James N. Coekett






La Boca


Camp Bierd



James Bennett

Joseph Moore

Henry Lyder


' Naturalised citizen of the United States.



Official Circulars.

Acting Governor.

The Pamavia Canal,
Executive DEPA<T.\ie>fT,
Balboa Heigh rs. C. Z. . Seo embe^ 19. 1918.
To all concerned— Effective September 20, and dur-
ing my absence on leave, Lieut.-Col. Chester Harding,
U. S. Army, will be Acting Gjvernor.

Geo. W. Goethals,


Acting Engineer ol Maintenance.

The Panama Canal,
Executive department,
Balboa Heights. C. Z.. Septem oer 19, 1916.
To all concerned — Effective this date, Lieut.^CoI.
Jay J. Morrow, U. S. Army, Assistant to the Engineer
of Maintenance, during the tima the En^^ineer of Main-
tenance is acting as Governor, will perform the duties
and exercise the authority of the Engineer of Main-

Chester Harding,
Acting Governor,

Act Of Congress. — Authorizing Establish-
ment of Certain Rigulatioas for Canal

The Panama Canal,
ExEcunvE Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., September U, 1916.
CrccuLAR No. oOJ-24:

The Act of Congress quoted below is published for
the information of all concerned.

Chester Harding,
Acting (jovernor.

AN ACT Extending certain privileges of canal em-
ployees to other officials on the Canal Zone and
authorizing the President to make rules and regu-
lations affecting health, sanitation, quarantine,
taxation, public roads, self-propelled vehicles,
and police powers on the Canal Zone, and for other
purposes, including provision as to certain fees,
money orders, and interest deposits.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
tives of the United State? of America in Congress is-
tembled. That, until otheriise provided by Congress,
the President is authorized to make rules and regula-
tions in matters of sanitation, health, and quarantine
for the Canal Zone or to modify or oh nse existing
rules and regulations and those hereafter made from
time to time. Violations of any quarantine regulations
provided for herein shall be punished by fine not to
exceed $500 or by imprisonment in jail not to
exceed ninety days, or by both such fine and imprison-
ment, in the court's discretion; and a violation of any
sanitary regulations hereunder shall be published by
a fine not to exceed $25 or by imprisonment in jail not
to exceed thirty days, or bv both such fine and im-
prisonment, in the court's discretion. Each day such
violation may continue shall constitute a separate

See. 2. That, until otherwise provided by Congress,
the Ih'esident is hereby authorized to make and from
time to time change rules and regulations for levy-
ing, assessing, and collecting ad valorem, excise, license,
and franchise taxes in the Canal Zone, or to modify
or change existing rules or regulations for that pur-
pose. Ad valorem taxes imposed shall not exceed one
per centum of the value of the property, nor .shall fran-
ehise or excise taxes exceed two per centum of gross

Sec. 3. That, until otherwise provided by Congress,
it shall be lawful for the President to make, publish,
and enforce all rules and regulations for the use of the
public roads and highways in the Canal Zone, and
also for regulating, licensing, and taxing the use and
operation of all self-propelled vehicle ; u^ing the public
highways, including speed limit, signals, tags, license
fees, and all detailed regulations wiiich may be from
time to time deemed necessary in the exercLse of the
authority hereby conferred. The ta.xes on automo-
biles may be graded according to t le value or the power
of the machinery, and such rules and regulations as
now exist may be changed by such order from time

to time, and any that may be hereafter made may b«
changed from time to time. The President may make
mutual agreements with the Republic of Panama touch-
ing the reciprocal use of the highways of the Canal
Zone and the Repub[ic of Panama by self-propelled
vehicles touching taxes and license fees, and any other
matter of regulation to establish comity for the con-
venience of the residents of the two jurisdictions.

Sec. 4. That it shall be unlawful to commit any
breach of the peace or engage in or permit any dis-
orderly, indecent, or immoral conduct in the Canal
Zone. _ The President is authorized to enforce this
provision by making rules and regulations to assert
and exercise the police power in the Canal Zone, or
for any portion or division thereof, and he may amend
or change any such regulations now existing or here-
after made.

Sec- o. That any person who commits any act or
who carries on any bu.siness, trade, or occupation in
the Canal Zone without complying with the rules and
regulations established by the President for the levy-
ing, asses.sing, and collecting of ta.xes, or who folates
any rules or regulations for the use of the public roada
and highways, or who violates any rules and regu-
lations touching the licensing, ta.'ies, operation, and
use of self-propelled vehicles, or who violates any of the
police regulations authorized hereunder, shall be pun-
ished by fine not to exceed $25 or by imprisonment in
jail not to exceed thirty days, or by both such fine and
imprisonment, in the court's discretion.

Sec. 6. That deposit money orders issued in the
Canal Zone in lieu of postal savings certificates in ac-
cordance with the rule.s and regulations heretofore
established by the President, or that may hereafter
be established by him, sluil! bear interest at a rate of
not exceeding two per centum per annum.

Sec. 7. That the interest received from the Canal
Zone money order funds deposited in banks under
Canal Zone regulations shall be available to pay the
interest on deposit money orders authorized by the
preceding section. Such interest shall also be avail-
able to pay any losses which are chargeable to the Canal
Zone postal service.

Sec. 8. That whenever a customs officer of tie Canal
Zone shall certify an invoice, landing certificate, or
other similar document, or shall register a marine note
of protest, or shall perform any notarial services, he
shall be authorized to collect a fee equivalent to the
fee prescribed by the United States consular regu-
lations for the same act or service when performed
by consular officials.

Sec. 9. The laws relating to seamen of vessels of the
United States on foreign voyages shall apply to
seamen of all vessels of the United States at the
Panama Canal Zone, whether such vessels be regis-
tered or enrolled and licensed, and the powers in
respect of such seamen of such vessels bestowed by
law upon consular officers of the United States in foreign
ports and upon shipping commissioners in ports of
the United States are hereby be.stowed upon the ship-
ping commissioner and deputy shipping commissioners
on the Panama Canal Zone.

Sec. 10. The President is hereby authorized to make
rules and regulations, and to alter or amend the same
from time to time, touching the right of any person to
enter or remain upon or pass over any part of the Canal
Zone; for the detention of any person entering the
Canal Zone in violation of such rules and regulations,
and return of such person to the country whence he or
she came, on the vessel bringing such person to the
Car»l Zone, or any other vessel belo; g ng to the same
owner or interest, and at the expense of such owner
or interest; and in addition to the punishment pre-
scribed by this section for violation of any such rules
and regulations, the authorities of the Canal Zone
may withhold the clearance of such vessel from any
port in the Canal Zone until any fine imposed and the
cost of maintenance of such person are paid; Any
person violating any of such rules or regulations shaU
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction in the
district court of the C:xnal Zo;.o shall U pu.iioIieJ by
a tine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment not ex-
ceeding a year, or both in the discretion of the court-
It shall be unlawful for any person, by any means or
in any way, to injure or obstruct or attempt to injure
or obstruct, any part of the Panama Canal or the locks
thereof or the approaches thereto. Any person vio-
lating this provision shall be guilty of a felony, and



conviction in the district court of the Canal Zone
shall be punished by a fine not eiceedin^ $10. 000 or by
imprisonment not exceeding twenty years, or both,
b the discretion of the court. If the act shall cause
the death of any person within a year and a day there-
after, the person so convicted shall be guilty of mur-
der and shall be punished accordingly.

Sec. U. That all laws, orders, or ordinances in con-
flict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved, August 21. 1916.

Act ol Congress.— Army Appropriation, 1917.
The Panama Canal.
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 19, 1916.
Circular No. 600-25:

The extracts from an Act of Congress quoted below,
•re published for the information of all concerned.
CHE31ER Harding,

Acting Governor.

AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the
Army for the fiscal jear ending June thirtieth,
nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for other
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United States of America in Congress assembled.
That the following sums be, and they are hereby, ap-
propriated, out of any money in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army
for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred

and seventeen.

• » * • * *

pay of officers of the line.

• • * And provided further, That the

general officers of the line who were appointed as such
pursuant to the Act of March fourth, nineteen hundred
and fifteen (Thirty-eighth Statute 5 at Large, page eleven
hundred and ninety-one), shall take rank in their present
grades over all officers hereafter appointed to like grades.

Barracks and Quarters: ♦ • » Pro-
lided further. That the Secretary of War is authorized
Jj expend from the above amount not to exceed $110,000
for the purpose of providing temporary shelter on the
Canal Zone for one regiment of Infantry and one com-
pany of Engineers.

medical department.
Medical and Hospital Department: For the
purchase of medical and hospital supplies, including
motor ambulances, and motorcycles for medical service,
their maintenance, repair, and operation, and disinfect-
ants, and the exchange of typewriting michines, for
military posts, campj, hospitals, hospital ships and
transports, and supplies reqjired for mjsqiito destrac-
tion in and about the military posts in the Canal Zone:
• • * $4,500,030.

Hospital Care. Canal Zone Garriso.\s; For
paying Tlie Panama Canal such reasonable charges, exclu-
sive of subsistence, as may be approved by the Secretary
of War for caring in its hospitals for officers, enlisted
men, military prisoners, and civilian employees of the
Army admitted thereto upon the request of proper
miUtary authority: Provided, That tlie subsistence
of the said patients, except commissioned o'ticers_ and
*cting dental surgeons, shall be paid to said hospitals,
out of the appropriation for subsistence of the Army
at the rates provided therein for commutation of ra-
tions for enlisted patients in general hospitals, 845,000.

Approved, August 29, 1916.

Act ol Congress.— Na/al Riaio Stations.

The Panama Canal,
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 19, 1916.
Circular No. 600-26:

The Act of Congress quoted below is published for the
bifonuation of all concerned.

Chester Harding,
Acting Governor.

for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteea
hundred and seventeen, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenir
atives of the United States of America in Congress <u-
sembled. That the following sums be, and they are
hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money
in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the
naval service of the Government for the year ending
June thirtieth, nineteea hundred and seventeen, and

for other purposes:

»• » • » • •

bureau of steam engineering.

High-power Radio Stations: For the completion of
high-power radio stations (cost not to exceed $1,-
500.000), to be located as follows: One in the Isth-
mian jCanal Zone, one on the California Coast, one in the
Hawaiian Islands, one in American Samoa, one on the
island of Guam, and one in the Philippine Islands
$300,000, to be available until expended.


Approved, August 29, 1916.

Assignments ol Office Space in Cristobal
Terminal Office Building.

The Panama Canal,
Supply Department,
B.-u-BOA Heights, C Z., September 23, 1918.
To all concirntd—Tho following assignments of office
space in the new terminal oflnce building at Cristobal
have been made:

Entire first floor to Panama Raihoad, Receiving and
Forwarding Agent.

Sxond floor.
Rooms 201 and 203— Customs Division.
Rooms 20.") and 207— Quarantine Division.
Rooms 212 and 214— Panama Railroad Company.
Rooms 202 and 204— Health Department.
Rooms 203 and 208— Health Department
Room 21S — Auditor.
Rooms 2n, 215, and 217— Collector.
Rooms 210 and 210— Supply Department (Dock In-

Third floor.
Rooms 303, 305, 307, 306, 311, 313, 315, 308-16-
Port Captain.
Room 304 — Hydrographers.

VVm. R. Grovb,
Chief Quartermaster.

Requests lor Free Entry of Automobiles and


The Pamama Canal,
» Executive Department,

B\lboa Heights, O. I.. September 21, 1916
To all concerned— EmjAoyee^ requesting the free
entrv of and reduced freight rate, on form P.C. 164-3,
on automobiles and motorcycles to be shipped from
the United States to the Canal Zone shall in all easea
give the name of the machine to be imported.

C. A. MciLvaine,
Executive Secretary.

Waste In Distribution of The Panama Ca-
nal Record.

The Panama Canal,
Executive department,
Balboa Heights. C. Z.. Septi-mber 25, 1916.
Heads ok Departme.vt^ and Divisions:

In order that waste in the distribution of The Panv
ma Can.\l Record may be eliminated, you are re-
quested to make a cheok of the distribution through
your oSce to see if more copies are being supplied than
are required. A copy is to be furnished to every gold
employee and to office files.

C. A. McTlvainb,
Executive Secretary.

AN ACT making appropriationa for the naval service

Data for Bureau of Efflciency.

The Panama Canal,
Executive Departmbnt
Balboa Heights, C. Z., September 25, 1916.
Heads of Department and Divisions:

In conformmce with a resolution adopted by th»
Senate, providing in part "That the Boreau of Blio-



ency is directed to prepare and submit to tiie Senate
estimates of the immediate and ultimate cost of pen-
sioning or retiring the civil employees of the United
States * * * That for said purposes, the heads
of the Executive Departments, Chiefs of Bureaus, and
other executive or administrative officers, are hereby
directed to furnish the said Bureau of ESciency with
said information," The Panama Canal has been pro-
vided with certain forms for the compilation of the in-
formation desired by the Bureau of Eiiiciency.

These foiais consist of a schedule of separations from
the Government service, which will be filled oat in this
office in entirety; and a record of civil employees as
of July 1, 1916, an individual card record which will be
filled out in part in this office, the balance of the in-
formation being obtained from the employee, in the
field. This will be done in a manner somewhat similar
to that adopted in conducting the annual physical
examinations of employees, i. e., having the employee
come to some central point for interrogation.

To insure the greatest possible accuracy in filling these
cards it is desired that the head of each department
designate one man to handle this task in the depart-
ment, and have him report to the Bureau of Statistics
at Balboa Heights for instruction, Thursday morning,
September 28.

As all the answers are to be typewritten, a man ac-
customed to operating a typewriter should be desig-

A card is to be submitted for all employees on the
gold roll, and American citizens on the silver roll, with
certain exceptions.

The employee will answer questions 5, 9, 10, 11, 12,
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

C. A. McIlvaine,
Executive Secretary.

The following are tie questions to be answered:


July 1, 1916.

I. Name: (Surname first. Given name in full. For

women write Miss or Mrs. before given name)


Bureau, office, or service

Designation of position r

Occupation (if not clearly shown by answer to ques-
tion 4)

Annual earnings

Kind of appropriation

Present rate of pay $

Initial rate of pay $

Total length of service (give the total of all U. S.
Government service with the e.'cceptions stated on

the back of this card) — Years Months ....

State, territory, or foreign country of birth (do not

give town)



Date of birth — Month Year

Kinds of schoob attended, years attended, and de-
grees taken

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