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Done at the City of Washington the 18th day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and three.

JOHN HAY

(SEAL) P. BUNAU-VARILLA

(SEAL) And whereas the said Convention has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two governments were exchanged in the City of Washington, on the twentysixth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and four;

Now, therefore, be it known that I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-sixth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth. (SEAL.]

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. By the President:

JOHN HAY

Secretary of State.

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We are furnishing NINETY-FOUR of these, with a total weight of 9,970,000

pounds. Main gear 19' 3'' pitch dia.

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In addition to Mitre Gate Moving Machines, which we are building for the Canal as shown on
opposite page, we are furnishing 114 STONEY GATE VALVE MACHINES for controlling water
supply to the Locks. These machines weigh about 55,000 pounds each.

Also we are building 130 CYLINDRICAL VALVE MACHINES which operate valves in middle
wall to control water for either side.

We have two other contracts with the Government for the cast steel, iron and bronze, together
with the rolled material, for Stoney Gate Valves, Frames and Runner Track.

One other contract calls for $165,000 worth of copper conductor bar of our own design.

Other equipment which we are making consists of steel castings for the Gate Hinges—the Steel
Reaction Castings for Gate Hinge weigh 5,500 tons alone-upper and lower Pintle castings, Heel and
Yoke Castings for the Gates. The upper Pintle and Yokes are of vanadium steel-Manhole Covers
and Frames, Rolled Nickel Steel Bearing Plates.

Altogether we are furnishing about 19,000 tons of machinery for the Panama Canal; 14,000 tons
of which is cast steel made in our own works.

We are prepared to design and build heavy machinery of all kinds for Power Dams, Sugar
Machinery, Rolling Mills, Steel Works, etc.

ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY

FURNISHED

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The wonderful work done by the WESTERN
STEEL DUMP CARS in the excavation of the
Culebra Cut and on other sections of the
Canal is a part of the history of this world-
renowned enterprise. The cars are made to
dump either by air operated by the Engineer
or by hand. Can be dumped on either side,
the side doors being automatic. The cars
are dumped and righted rapidly, stick to the
track, are strong and durable, requiring few
repairs. They are made in a variety of sizes
from 14 to 30 cubic yards capacity.

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Full information on application

WESTERN WHEELED SCRAPER COMPANY

AURORA, ILLINOIS, U. S. A.

Cable Address:

WESTERN, AURORA.

Acts of Congress Affecting the Canal

Spooner Act.

This act to provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is the organic law of the Canal and Canil Zone.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States is hereby authorized to acquire, for and on behalf of the United States, at a cost not exceeding forty millions of dollars, the rights, privileges, concessions, grants of land, right of way, unfinished work, plants, and other property, real, personal, and mixed, of every name and nature, owned by the New Panama Canal Company, of France, on on the Isthmus of Panama, and all its maps, plans, drawings, records on the Isthmus of Panama and in Paris, including all the capital stock, not less, however, than sixty-eight thousand eight hundred and sixty-three shares of the Pana

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