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The following selection from "Panama Patchwork" is reprinted with the kind perniission accorded the publisher, by the author prior to his death At the time the piece was written, the name Chagres” was hardly one to conjure with. It was associated with deadly fevers, and all manner of things evil. Nowadays the name has lost some of its potency and mysticism, although at the present time, the territory of the upper Chagres is a region practically unknown, and strange as it may seem even the true source of the river, destined to be the great feeder of the canal, is as yet undetermined. The so called "Chagres fever” is nothing more than an aggravated type of malaria.
1. Beyond the Chagres River
Are paths that lead to aleath---
3. Beyond the Chagres River
Lurks the cougar in his lair,
2. Beyond the Chagres River
Are paths fore'er unknown,
4. Beyond the Chagres River
'Tis said.--the story's old...
UNCLE SAM'S ISTHMIAN DOMAIN
The treaty provides that the Canal Zone shall extend from the 3-mile limit in the Atlantic Ocean to the 3-mile limit in the Pacific Ocean and to the distance of five miles on either side of the center line of the canal. By the agreement entered into by Gen. Davis, then Governor of the Canal Zone, and representatives of the Panama Government, on June 15, 1904, the limits of the Zone were provisionally determined with reference to the center line of the sea-level canal projected by the French canal company. In a few localities, where it became necessary in order to settle questions pending, the provisional limits were located and marked, by joint action of the Zone authorities and Panama. When the center line of the lock canal to be built by the United States was located, it became possible to determine and locate the permanent boundary lines of the Zone. Maps were therefore prepared by the Canal Commission showing the proposed permanent boundary lines, and were submitted to the Panama. Government, which accepted them. Joint parties under the direction of engineers representing Panama and the United States, were put in the field for the purpose of locating the lines as shown on these maps. The lines which have now been located consist of a succession of tangents, instead of curves as did the provisional boundary lives. It is proposed to mark the intersection of the tangents by concrete monuments, and where the boundaries intersect streams and roads, by iron pipes. The provisional boundaries of the cities and harbors of Panama and Colon, which are excepted from the Canal Zone by the treaty are still observed, although it is expected that before long the permanent boundary lines of these cities and harbors will be determined, thus definitely settling the question.
The line of demarcation between the Canal Zone and the city of Panama is at present fixed as follows:
"Beginning at a stake set above high-water mark on the extremity of the Punta Paitilla, on the southerly shore of the Bay of Panama, which point is on the southeastern margin of the harbor of the city of Panama, thence northerly to a stake set near the summit of Cerro Pelado, said cerro (hill) being about one hundred metres to the south of the Savannah road and about eighteen hundred metres to the westward of Caledonia Bridge; thence westerly in a straight line to a stake set on the summit of Cerro Corundú, which is situated on the right bank of the river of the same name, near where said stream is crossed by the road leading from the city ice plant to Corozal; thence in a straight line in a southwesterly direction, crossing the railroad tracks to the La Boca junction, to a stake set at the south-east corner of the tract of land belonging to the United States called La Section, which stake is on the north side of the road leading from Panama to the United States hospital on the slope of Ancon Hill; thence in a straight line across the fields and meadows and passing about one metre to the north of the springhouse known as Chorrillo to a stake about 75 metres to the west of said springhouse, set on the north side of the road leading from Panama to La Boca ; thence in a straight line across the La Boca road to a stake set just above high-water mark at the extremity of the point known as the Punta Mala on the southerly shore of Panauna Bay and opposite the Island of Gabilan.”
All of the area enclosed on three sides by the boundaries above described, and on the fourth side the shore-line of Panama harbor from Punta Mala to Punta Paitilla, constituting the city of Panama, and the harbor adjacent situated between the said headlands or points, are under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Panama. All of that portion of the old municipal district of Panama which is within five statute miles of the centre line, or axis, of the Canal, and which is not included within the city limits above desscribed, has been recognized by mutual agreement of the authorities of the United States and of those of Panama as belonging to the jurisdiction of the United States. The islands of Naos, Perico, Flamenco, Culebra, Tortola and Changarni are in the Canal Zone, while the islands of Taboga and Taboguilla are under the sole jurisdiction of Panama.
The provisional boundary lines of the city and harbor of Colon is as follows:
"Beginning at a stake situated at low water mark on the northern shore of Boca Chica, or Folks River, at a point 50 metres to the eastward of the centre line of the main track of the Panama Railroad, near where said railroad enters upon the causeway crossing said Boca Chica toward the south, thence in a curved line, always parallel to the centre line of the main track of the Panama Railroad, going toward the city of Colon and always at the uniform distance of 50 metres from said centre line, to a point where the said curved line parallel with the railroad track shall intersect the centre line of 'E' Street, sometimes called Bolivar Street, city of Colon; thence, following said centre line of Bolivar Street, northerly to the intersection thereof with the centre line of Eleventh Street in the said City of Colon; thence in the centre line of said Eleventh Street westerly to the shore of Limon Bay; thence, foVowing the low water level of Limon Bay, along the shore line of La Terre Plein to a point on said shore line, at low water mark of the same directly west of the menument of (hristopher Columbus now standing on the western extremity of said Terre Plein; thence in a straight line due west cross Limon Bay to the westerly shore thereof: the northerly, following the low-water shore line of Limon Bay, tv Toro Lighthouse; thence in a straight line casterly to the lighthouse on the westerly corner or extremity of Manzanillo Islanıl; thence (asterly, soniherly, and westerly, always following the low-water shore-line of Manzanillo Island, washed or bounded by Manzanillo Bar, Boca Grande, and Bora Chica, which is sometimes called Folks kiver, to the stake above describerl, at the point of begiming of this boundary on the shore of said Boca Chica.
"The lanıls and waters enclosed by the boundaries above described, excepting the present lighthouse, on the westerly point of Manzanillo Island together with its site one hundred metres in diameter bounded by a circle of which the lighthouse is the centre, and excepting also, an area through the harbor of Colon, extending from the southern margin thereof along the exit of the Channel entrance to the canal, measured three hundred and thirty metres vide on each side from the said central axis, to where said channel shall terminato beyond the harbor of Colon in the Caribbean Sea, constitute the city and harbor of Colon, under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Panama.”
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In September, 1904, the Canal Zone was divided into five municipal districts, and a local municipal organization on the order of the usual city government plan was established in each district. While the officials were appointed by the Governor, it was purposed to have the municipalities self-governing as far as possible. As very few of the more intelligent citizens of that part of the Isthmus embodied in the canal strip live outside the cities of Panama and Colon, and as Americans and others, not citizens of Panama living in the Zone are almost all employed by the Canal Commission, the practice developed of appointing Americans to municipal positions. This was contrary to the idea of self-government, and on April 15, 1907, the municipal organizations were abolished by Executive order of the President, and four administrative dise tricts were created in their stead. District tax collectors were appointed, municipal judges gave way to district judges, and the Commission was clothed with authority to enact ordinances on subjects previously legislated by the municipal councils. The four administrative districts at present are Ancon, Empire, Gorgona and Cristobal.
The granting of liquor licenses in the Zone is directly under the control of the Commission and saloons are only allowed at certain points. The annual license is $1,200, U. S. currency. Thirty-four saloons are now operating within the limits of the Zone.
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