Problems of the Panama Canal: Including Climatology of the Isthmus, Physics and Hydraulics of the River Chagres, Cut at the Continental Divide and Discussion of Plans for the Waterway, with History from 1890 to Date

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Macmillan, 1907 - 269 lappuses
 

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34. lappuse - An act relating to the limitation of the hours of daily service of laborers and mechanics employed upon the public works of the United States and of the District of Columbia...
33. lappuse - That a lock canal be constructed across the Isthmus of Panama connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, of the general type proposed by the minority of the Board .of Consulting Engineers, created by order of the President dated...
15. lappuse - Commission is of the opinion that ' the most practicable and feasible route ' for an Isthmian canal, to be ' under the control, management, and ownership of the United States ' is that known as the Nicaragua route.
107. lappuse - The majority of them work just long enough to get money to supply their actual bodily necessities, with the result that while the Commission is quartering and caring for about 25,000 men the daily effective force is many thousands less.
33. lappuse - Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New...
253. lappuse - ... trouble, coolies and other races not well suited to hard labor under a tropical sun being employed. With negroes from the British Antilles, little difficulty is now experienced. This matter was carefully investigated during the inspection last spring, American engineers and employees on the Canal and the Panama Railroad being questioned, the fine hospital near Panama— where the Company provides for its sick— being visited, and the views of the medical officers and of the Sisters of Charity,...
25. lappuse - probably require a masonry core, with a large mass of earth and rock fill on either side of it, from the waste excavation of the summit cut * * * The necessary rates of the outflow from the lake during flood periods may be obtained by means of large pipes and gates built into the dam itself, together with a waste weir at the same point, or by means of a tunnel about 3.4 miles long through the dividing ridge between the Chagres and Gatuncillo watersheds, or by both.
253. lappuse - Africa as an experiment, and disappeared when they were sent back], and yellow fever. The latter, after having been absent from the isthmus for at least six years, was imported in 1897, and continued about six months, from March to August, when it again disappeared after very light ravages (only six deaths). ' Thus it cannot be considered that this pest is really epidemic on the isthmus. From the other infectious epidemics, such as variola, typhoid fever, diphtheria, etc., the isthmus appears to...
241. lappuse - ... of modern high explosives, I have given thought to the relative dangers of such attempts as directed against the two projects. The most vulnerable points are not the locks and sluiceways, for these occupy but little space and would certainly be guarded effectively. The danger would be at the points where a narrow waterway traverses a jungle, favoring the placing of a bag of dynamite where the ship must certainly pass, and where a man concealed in the undergrowth could lie in wait to fire the...

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