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of the Navy and Marine Corps, and for
other purposes.
Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-
sentative.': of the United States of America in Con-
gress assembled,

*******

Sec. 19. That section forty-four* of the Act
entitled "An Act to codify, revise, and amend the
penal laws of the United States." approved March
fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, as amended
by an Act entitled "An Act making appropriation
for the naval service for the fiscal year ending
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen,
and for other purposes," approved March fourth,
nineteen hundred and seventeen, be, and is here-
by, amended by adding the following to said
section:

"Provided, That offenses hereunder committed
within the Canal Zone or within any defensive
sea areas which the President is authorized to
establish by said section, shall be cognizable in
the District Court of the Canal Zone, and juris-
diction is hereby conferred upon said court to
hear and determine all such cases arising under
said section and to impose the penalties therein
provided for the violation of any of the provisions
of said section." * * *

Approved, May 22, 1917.



*The section referred to, as amended by the
Act approve-! March 4, 1917, reads as follows:

Sec. 44. Whoever shall willfully trespass upon,
injure, or destroy any of the works or property or
material of any submarine mine or torpedo or
fortification or harbor-defense system owned or
constructed or in process of construction by the
United States, or shall willfully interfere with the
operation or use of any such submarine mine,
torpedo, fortification, or harbor-defense system,
or shall knowingly, willfully, or wantonly violate
any duly authorized and promulgated order or
regulation of the President governing persons or
vessels within the limits of defensive sea areas,
which defensive sea areas are hereby authorized
to be establislied by order of the President from
time to time as may be necessary in his discretion
for purnoses of national defense, shall be punished
on conviction thereof in a district or circuit court
of appeals of the United States for the district or
circuit in which the offense is committed, or into
which the oftender is first brought, by a fine of
not mo:e than S.S,000, or by imprisonment for a
term not exceeding five years, or by both, in the
discretion of the court.



PC 758-Rev.; PC 833; PC 959; PC 1590;
PC 2105: AI 1047.

If desired, this form may be used within the
division for employment and discharge of silver
employees, but must be attached to the time-
book and forwarded to the Timekeeping Bureau
whenever a silver employee is employed at more
then the entrance rale, or is promoted or transferred
to another gang. In cases where the proposed
rate does not conform to the approved ratings
(circular No. 666-8), the form, accompanied by
letter of explanation, must be forwarded to the
Executive Oi'fice for approval, before being
forwarded to the Chief Timekeeper.

Additional instructions for the use of this form
will be found on the reverse side of the form*.
C. A. Mcli-WiSB, E.xectttive Secretary.



Service and Employment Slip for Silver
Employees.

The Pan.\ma Canal,
Executive Office,
Balboa Heights, C. Z., June 14, 1917.
Heads of Departments and Divisions:

The following forms used for the eniploymeht,
transfer, promotion, or discharge of silver em-
ployees, have been superseded by form 262-1 —
Silver Employee's Service and Employment Slip,
and the use of no other form will be t)ermitted
without special authority from this office:

262; P. C. 262-2; PC 364; PC 502-1; PC
712-Rev.; PC 739; PC 741-1; PC741-Rev.;



Form 262-1 is as follows:

Division Gang No

Name Metal Check, No. . .Nationality. . .

To be filled out in case of employment, promoiion,
or transfer.

Employed, effective as. . . at. . . cts. per hr.

. .S. per mo.

Transferred , effective to gang No

from gang No

Promoted, eftective. . . .to. . . .at ... .cts per hr.

$. .per mo.

In present rating since

$. .per mo.
f to take the place of ....
His service is required ■(

[ on account of

To be filled out in case of termination of service:
Discharged, effective. . . .on account of

In present employment as. . . .at ... .cts per hr.
S . . . . per mo.



Condtut Workmanship

Approved 191 191.-

Date. Person employing Date.



*Instructions for use are printed below:
This form supersedes form PC 262-2, and a
copy will be furnished all silver employees leaving
the service or transferring from one department,
division, or g mg to another, with the exception of
Boys "A" and Laborers "A". Whenever a silver
employee is employed AT MORE THAN THE
ENTl^ANCE RATE, or is promoted or trans-
ferred to another gang, this form, properly iilled
out. shall be attached to the tiniebook and for-
warded to the Timekeeping Bureau.

Whenever an employee accepts temporary
employment at a lower rate of pay than that
stipulated in his clearance, a copy of the clearance
forwarded to the Timekeeping Bureau will be
issued and returned to the employee, IF RE-
QUESTED, to enable him to procure employ-
ment at his former rate should his services be re-
quired at that rate.

It may be used within the division for employ-
ment and discharge if the person in charge of the
division requires it.

Care must be taken in all cases to have the em-
ployment conform with the regulations as set
forth in circular No. 666-8.

In cases where the proposed rate does not con-
form to the ratings provided for by circular No.
666-8, this form, accompanied by letter of ex-
planation, must be forwarded to the Executive
Oflice for approval, before being forwarded to the
Chief Timekeeper.

All changes pertaining to AMERICAN
CITIZENS ON THE SILVER ROLL and to
ALIExNS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO LEAVE
PRIVILEGES shall be submitted to the Person-
nel Bureau, Executive Office, in accordance with
circular No. 666-5.

Upon termination of service, insert specific
cause of action, such as: "Reduction of force, '_j
"cessation of work," "absent without permission,'
"insubordination," "quit voluntarily," or any
other reason, in the spaces provided therefor.

This form should be made out in ink or indel-
ible pencil. Blank spaces not used may be crossed
out.

For further instructions see circular No. 666-8.



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD



533



Joint Commission.



Rule of Disnussal.

In the matter of sundry claims in which rules
of default have been entered, rule of dismissal No.
377, docket numbers as shoun, June 14, 1917 —
On April 13, 1916, the Joint Commission, with the
approval of the two Governments parties to the
treaty, adopted a rule relative to the continuance
or dismissal of claims in which the claimants are
not ready for trial on the date their claims are
set for hearing or who fail to appear for hearing.
This rule provides for the entering of a rule of
default against claimants who fail to appear when
called.

The said rule also provides that:

"Upon the entry of such rule of default (at the
end of each month) notice thereof shall be given
by four successive publications, one each week,
in the English and Spanish languages, in news-
papers of general circulation in the Republic of
Panama, notifying such claimants to appear in
person or by attorney within sixty (60) days
from the first of said publications and show good
and sufficient cause why such default should be
set aside, and take active steps to prosecute
their claims, and failing to so appear within
sixty days from said first publication their claims
will be considered as having been either settled
or abandoned and the same will be dismissed and
forever barred."

In the following claims set for hearing on the
dates shown, there was no appearance on the
part of the claimants, and rules of default were
accordingly entered against them:

Dale set
D'k'l. for

No. Claimant. hearing.

95 August Jacobs de Kantstein 3- 8-17

96 August Jacobs de Kanstein 3- 8-17

1177 Candelaria Pereg 3-13-17

1515 Jean Gris 3-15-17

1789 Juan Pablo A'lin 3-26-17

2436 Lionel lago, alias

Louis Olie Beau, alias

Louis Oillo 3-13-17

2449 Josefa Maria Martinez 3-13-17

3144 Eulalia Gonzalez 2-12-17

3192 Fausta Rodriguez 2-13-17

3303 Dalteise Mansai 3- 2-17

3452 Robert Bogle 2- 1-17

3494 Mary M. Bressie 3- 7-17

3519 Nathan King 3-14-17

3483 Jeronimo Chairi 3- 2-17

3486 Jose Rosario Oroko 3- 2-17

3487 Richare Allen 3- 5-17

3492 John Jacques 3-5-17

Due notice having been given as provided for
in the above quoted section of the rule of the Com-
mission, and there having been no appearance by
the claimants in person or by counsel during the
60-day period in the rule referred to, which began
April 14, 1917, the foregoing claims against the
United States are hereby dismissed and forever
barred.

Pederico Boyd, Nicholas Cornet, Ricardo
J. Alfaro, C. L. Bouve, Commissioners.

Examination by Board of Local Inspectors.

The Board of Local Inspectors will conduct
examinations at the Administration Building,
Balboa Heights, room No. 304, on Wednesday,



June 27, 1917, beginning promptly at 8 a. m.,
for persons desiring the following classes of licen-
ses: Pilots, masters, mates, marine engineers,
chauffeurs, and navigators of motor boats. All
applicants for licenses must procure from the
office of the board, room No. 211, Balboa Heights,
form of application and information respecting
the filling out of the same, not later than a day
previous to the examination. In addition, all
persons desiring chauffeurs' licenses must provide
themselves with automobiles with which to
demonstrate their ability properly to operate the
same.

Applicants for examination for license as chauf-
feur may present themselves at the office of the
Captain of the Port at Balboa or Cristobal on
any week day between 9 a. m. and 12 noon, and
between 1 and 4 p. m. for examination and
presence in the board room during a meeting of
the Board of Local Inspectors will not be required.

Applicants for licenses as navigators of motor
boats will be required to give demonstration of
their ability to operate such boats, and will be
obliged to provide themselves with boats for
this purpose. This test will be given on Thurs-
day, two days after the written examination,
as follows: At Cristobal, upon arrangement with
the Captain of the Port; at Gamboa, at 8 a. m.,
and at Balboa at 2 p. m. Applicants for the
test at Cristobal or Balboa should present them-
selves at the office of the Captain of the Port;
at Gamboa, the deputy inspector will be present
at the Panama Railroad station at the hour
mentioned above.

For the benefit of applicants residing in Gatun
and Cristobal or Colon, examination for licenses
as navigators of motor boats, will be held at the
office of the Captain of the Port of Cristobal on
Friday, June 29, 1917, from 9 a. m. until 11
a. m. Applicants should be provided with motor
boats for the demonstration test.

Geo. J. Vanderslice, Recorder.



Misdirected Letters.

Balboa Heights, C. Z., June 19, 1917.
The following insufficiently addressed letters
and papers have been received in the office of the
Director of Posts and may be obtained upon re-
quest of the addressees. Requests may be made
By telephone, calling No. 182, Balboa:
Alogna, Joseph Losea, Milton T.

*Barnes, Chas. L. McAIeeman Brothers

Benson, Mrs. Emily *McDonald. Mrs Robert
de Bonilla, Sra. Sara Mcintosh, Norman

Zapata McReynolds, Mm. J.

Chapman, Mrs. Frank Maldonado, Modisto B.
Doolittle, Benton R. Merville, Miss Lina De

Mitchell, Edward J.

*Moor, J. F.

Moyan, H. G.

Newman, H. S. v

Northrop. Clarence R.

*Orr, J. H.

Pavne, Robert T.



Duey, G

Evans. Wayne

Fawley, John

*Frash. F. D.

*Friend, Thos. H. H.

Gillaspie, Grover

Ginsburg, George J.

Greenwood, J. Anthony Poliquin, A. H.

Griffin. Fralo M. Palka. Frank

Holm, Jacob H. Sephlin, Miss Birdie

Jeffries, Mrs. Adina Waldron, C. W.

Knouet, Roy Williams, Earl

*Paper or parcel.



Deceased Employees.

The estates of the following deceased employees of The Panama Canal or the Panama Railroad
Company are now in process of settlement by the office of the Administrator of Estates, and any
claims against these estates, or any information which might lead to the location of heirs, or to the
recovery of property, bank deposit", postal savings or postal money order deposits, or any other moneys
due them, should be presented at his office, Balboa Heights, at once in order that the estates may be
settled as soon as possible. All claims should be itemized, sworn to before a notary public, or other
public officer having a seal, and submitted in duplicate. These names will be published but once:



Name.


Check
No.


Native of


Isthmian
residence.


Employed by


Date of
death.


Timothy Weeks

Kdward Ellison


127035
23881


Barbados

Norway


Panama

Panama


Operation & Maint. .
Dredging Division.


June 7. 1917.
May 24, 1916.



534 THE PANAIMA CANAL RECORD

COMMISSARY NOTES.



Projected Export of Coconut Husks.

In an endeavor to use every possible product of the plantations, the Commissary
Division made inquiry in New York as to a possible market for coconut husks.

This fibre is principally in demand by brush and broom makers, doormat makers,
coco-carpet weavers, and is used to some extent as a filling for mattresses; and it
was thought it could be disposed of to advantage in the United States.

It seems, however, that the preferred kinds are imported from India, Ceylon, Bor-
neo, Java, and a few other places in the East Indies; and the prices paid for the raw
product are so low that the prime factor is the cheap labor of the East Indies — 3 or 4
cents per day. Further, it was ascertained that the fibre originating in Central
America and the West Indies is not generally desired in the United States market and
ranks very low in the trade.

An industry of this kind, which was started in Porto Rico, resulted in failure; as
even with the most careful selection of husks, the venture could not be made to pay.
The concern in question experimented with a view to making paper out of these
husks, but a satisfactory product could not be obtained.

In view of the fact that no encouragement could be obtained as to future sales
possibilities, the matter of exporting this fibre has for the present been abandoned.
Inquiries from interested parties are invited.

Shipments of Strawberries.

The commissary purchasing agent has advised that from now on, until the end of
the season, shipments of strawberries will be made by each departure, provided there
is no unexpected change in the good weather now prevailing. He cabled that 6,200
quarts were on the steamship Panama, which left New York on June 13.

Ironing Boards.

Under present conditions it has been impossible forthecontractors, \yith whom an
order was placed, to secure timber wide enough to get out a one-piece ironing board;
in fact, it is only with the greatest difficulty that anything in the shape of ironing
or skirt boards may now be obtained. The suppliers have been authorized to for-
ward two-piece boards instead.

Recipes.

Stuffed carrots — ^Take the round end of French carrots, which are larger around
but hardly half as long as ordinary carrots; cut off the top, that they may stand on
end, and with a thin sharp knife hollow them out into little pieces. Stuff with a
puree of peas, mix with egg yolks, stand in a pan, pour on a rich gravy highly sea-
soned with butter, and braise them in this in a hot oven until tender.

Smelts (English style) — Split and bone smelts; then dip in well beaten egg, and in
fine crumbs, and then fry in fresh butter; serve garnished with quartered lemons.



Additions to Commissary Stock. Napkins, linen, ea $0.42

Bibs, children's, white Turkish towelling. Napkins, ea 49

ea $0.09 Pillows, sofa, silk floss, ea 66

Bibs, children's, white Turkish towelling, Pillows, sofa, silk floss, ea 80

ea 12 Powder, face, Colgate's, white, assorted,

Buttons, collar, collapsible 08 box 45

Caps, bathing, ladies', ea 39 Powder, face, Colgate's, flesh, assorted.

Caps, bathing, ladies', ea 47 box 45

Caps, bathing, ladies', ea 21 Soap, toilet, Colgate's, "Pine Tar," cake. .09

Caps, bathing, ladies,' ea 50 Soap, toilet, Colgate's, transparent glycer-

Caps, bathing, ladies', ea 97 ine, cake 09

Cases, baby pillow, emb., cotton, ea 70 Soap, toilet, Colgate's, "All Round,"

Cases, baby pillow, emb. cotton, ea 1 . 10 assorted, cake ; • . .08

Cases, babv pillow, emb. cotton, ea 1 .30 Suits, bathing, children's, navy and white,

Cloths, table, 36", ea 42 suit 5 .65

Cloths, tray, cotton, hemmed, ea 15 Ties, bat wing, white, with black edges, ea .46

Cloths (table tops), cotton, hemmed, ea. . .60 Ties, bat wing, black, with white edges, ea .46

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 2 .40 Ties, bat, fancy, washable, ea 24

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 2 .90 Ties, bat wing, silk, black, ea 4o

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 3.25 Ties, bat wing, silk, white, black edging.

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 1 .50 ea 48

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 3 .20 Ties, bat wins., silk, black, white edging

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 1 .90 ea 48

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 3.85 Waisting, silk and cotton, 36", ea 62

Cloths, tea, emb. linen, ea 5.10 Women's white canvas tennis pumps.

Elastic, silk, yd 13 black rubber sole, pr. i-4S



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PANAMA CANAL.

Subscription rates, domestic, SlOO per year; foreign, $1.50; address

The Panama Canal Record, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, or

The Panama Canal, Washington, D. C.





Volume X. Balboa Heights, C. Z., June 27, 1917. No. 45.

To Shippers from the Eastern United States to New Zealand.

The following communication, addressed by importers in New
Zealand to the Consul General of the United States in Auckland,
evidences a reduction in time in transportation as a result of using the
Canal :

"We believe your department has already called the attention of American
shippers to the absolute necessity of getting away documents directly after shipment.
Since the opening of the Panama Canal there is no time to waste at the American end,
so the documents must be either mailed or negotiated through the bank without any
loss of time. Vessels are continually arriving and discharging at New Zealand ports
before the consignees of cargo have any advice whatever as to the shipment."

Program of Fourth of July Exercises.

The following is the program of exercises to be held at Balboa on
Wednesday, July 4:

8.30 a. m. to 10.30 a. m. — IVIilitary tournament.
9 to 11 a. m. — Track, field, and aquatic events.

11.30 a. m. — "Escort to the Colors," by a battalion of the Porto Rico Regiment.
11.45 a. m. — Invocation; reading of the Declaration of Independence; singing,
"Star Spangled Banner;" benediction.
12 m. — National Salute.
12.10 p. m. — Trapshooting.
2.30 p. m. — Baseball, between picked Army and civilian teams.



New Morgue at Colon Hospital.

A new morgue has been completed and placed in service at Colon
Hospital. It is a concrete building, 32 by 20 feet in plan, roofed with
red tile, and built in the general st^^le of the hospital construction.
It contains a receiving room, supply room, and autopsy room but no
storage vault. The design contemplates connection in the future by
an arcade to a chapel.

CANAL WORK IN MAY, 1917.

The following is the report, in part, of the Governor to the Secre-
tary of War, of Canal operations during the month of May, 1917:

Balboa Heights, C. Z., June 16, 1917.
The Honorable, the Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.

Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of The Panma Canal for the
month of May, 1917:

canal business.

The total number of ships making the transit of the Canal was 168. The aggregate
net tonnage of the ships passing through the Canal was 522,017, Panama Canal
measurement, and the total cargo carried through the Canal was 617,103 tons of
2,240 pounds.

Collections of tolls amounted to $468,207.76 and deposits were made with Assist-
ant Treasurers in the United States in the amount of $238,736 to be applied on pay-
ment of tolls and other charges against vessels using the Canal. Sales of commissary
supplies to ships aggregated $38,456.01; of ice, $808.01, and of supplies from store-
houses, $17,204.50.

A summary of the business at the ports at the Atlantic and Pacific ends of the Canal
respeciively, during the month is presented in this tabulation:



536



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD



Item.



Cristobal.



Bhips making transit of Canal from

Net tonnage of ships through Canal from

Cargo carried through Canal from, tons. .

Nationality of ships through the Canal from:

United States

British •

Norwegian •'

Chilean

Dutch

Peruvian

Danish

Japanese

Costa Rican

Meiican

Spanish

French

German

Panaman

hussian

Tolls earned on ships entering Canal from

Total ships entering i.ort

f otal vessels clearing from port



1
1

$162,189.67
176
173



Total

Net tonnage of vessels entering.
Net tonnage of vesseb clearing.



Total.



Vessels enterln? port, not passing through Canal

Net tonnage of above ._

Vessels cleared from port, not passing through Canal

Net tonnage of above

Vessels passing through Canal which handled passengers or cargo at port,

entering

Net tonnage of above ;••■.•••

Vessels through Canal which handled passengers or cargo at port, ciearmg

Net tonnage of above

Local cargo arriving tons. .

Local cargo shipped tons. .



Total.



Cargo received by Receiving and Forw.<»rding Agency of P. R.R., .. .tons.
Cargo dispatched by Receiving and Forwarding Agency of P. R. R.. . . tons .
Cargo rehandled by Receiving and Forwarding Agency of P. R. K — tons.

Total cargo handled

Cargo stevedored, included in above tons.

Coal bunkered in ships tons.

Oil issued to steamships from Canal tanks bbls.

Tctal issues of fuel oil from Canal tanks bbls.

Pales of water to ships gals

Vessels dry docked

Passengers arriving:

First cabin

Other than first cabin



Total....

Passengers departing:

First cabm

Other than first cabin.



Total

Total movements of passengers.
Services to American seamen:

Se;imen shipped

Seamen discharged

Seamen deserted

Seamen deceased

Seamen's wages received. . .

Seamen's wages disbursed. .

Balance on hand lune 1 . . .



62
181,289
194,002

18
14
10
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
1



349
504,448
512,670



1,017,118
58

178,905
55

168,099

23
40,636

18
52,569

87,898
2,709



90,607

78,317

51,616

811



l.'?0,824
67,455
46,413
5,149
10,858
3,209,249



1,822
2,540



4,302



1,277
2,211



Balboa..



106
340,728
423,101

36
36
7
6
6
4
4
3
1
1
1



$306,168.60
157
160



317
421.963
425,098



847.061
13

29,262
12

28,911

33
63,005

63,377

12,275

915



13,190
4,664
2,602



7,266
2,225
3,300



34.966

2,583,01)0

16

535

763



1,298



619
737



3,488
7,850

322

188

12



1,256
2,554



$535.58
444.40
481 74



$165.26
125.40
132.76



Total.



168
522,017
617,103

54

SO

17

10

9

7

6

6

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

$468,658.36

333

333



666
926,411
937.768



1,864.179
71

208,257
67

197,010

58
103,441

52

95,948

100,173

3,624



103,797

83,061

54.218

811



138.090

69,680

49,773

5.149

45.824

5,792,249

25

2,357
3.303



5,660



1,798
2,948



4,744
10,404

358

237

15



$700 84
569 80
614.50



LOCKS AND SPILLWAYS.

Painting and retouching the gate surfaces at Gatun Locks was continued by forces
of the contractor and of the Canal. The application of Navy bitumastic solution and
enamel to the gates at Pedro Miguel was completed on May 26. The installation of
the regulating valves at the upper end of Miraflores Locks was completed, and the
valves were placed in service. This completes the installation of all regulating valves
for the Pacific locks. The construction of a drain on the west backfill at Miraflores
Locks is in progress. The laying of permanent track en this backfill was completed,
except for a small amount of 'ballasting. The bull wheels in the miter gate operating
mechanisms on the east wall of Miraflores Locks were releveled during May.

Observation of the performance of various painu applied to lock gates at Gatun
wag continued.



THE PANAMA CANAL RECORD



537



Commercial lockages were made as follows:



Locks.


Number of
lockages.


Number of



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