Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on Panama Canal
Excerpt from Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on Panama Canal: Hotel Tivoli, Ancon, Canal Zone, January 6 and 7, 1909Major Harding. The most of the experience in construction work that I have had was in the District of Columbia, where I was assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, in charge, among other things, of the division of building and construction throughout the District, and principally, in addition to that, the special charge, by presidential appointment, of the construction of the new District Building of the District of Columbia.Mr. Stevens. How long were you in charge of the construction of that building?Major Harding. Four and one-third years.Mr. Stevens. When were you relieved, and when did you come down here?Major Harding. I was relieved the latter part of July, 1907, and reported for duty to the chairman of the commission on the 2d of August, 1907.Mr. Stevens. Then you have been here nearly one and one-half years in charge of that part of the work?Major Harding. The first part of my work here was in charge of the locks only. The latter part of June, 1908, I was given charge of the dam, in addition to the charge of the locks.Mr. Stevens. So that you have given particular attention to this particular work, and submitted one report regarding it, which is published as a part of the Official Report of the Isthmian Canal Commission for the year 1908, beginning on page 121 ?Major Harding. I have not seen a copy of that annual report, but I did submit a report to the chairman, which I have heard is published therein.(The chairman here announced that he had received a note signed by Hamilton Foley, reading "May I attend this hearing as a correspondent for the New York Herald?" The chairman announced that he did not think he should take the responsibility of personally deciding the matter, whereupon the committee went into executive session. It was decided that the hearing should be an open one, and thereupon it was continued as such.)Mr. Stevens. This report to which I have called your attention, known as "Appendix D" of the Report of the Commission for 1908, contains a drawing of profiles under walls showing materials underlying lock foundations. Was that prepared under your direction - you are responsible for it?Major Harding. Yes, sir.Mr. Stevens. Will you please inform the committee in simple language, and as concisely as possible, beginning with the lower lock, or duplicate locks, and state the foundation under the lower locks, going to the foundations of the higher lock and forebay?Major Harding. The walls of the lower lock for the entire length rest upon a rock which has been classed geologically as argillaceous sandstone.Mr. Stevens. Just state what that is right now.Major Harding. That argillaceous sandstone is a sedimentary rock containing fossils, which evidently has never been subjected to high temperatures; it is not metamorphic; it is not igneous; it is hard, compact, and durable, except when exposed to the air.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.