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By an executive order issued by President Roosevelt relative to the Panama Canal Commission seven executive departments have been created in place of the three which have formerly existed. The heads of these seven departments are all to be directly responsible to Chairman Shonts of the Commission. They are as follows: Chief engineer, John F. Stevens; general counsel, Richard Reid Rogers; chief sanitary officer, Colonel William C. Gorgas; general purchasing officer, David W. Ross; general auditor, E. S. Benson; general disbursing officer, E. J. Williams; manager of labor and quarters, Jackson Smith.

Flying the flag of the United States which has been placed nearer the pole than any other national standard, weather-beaten and somewhat disabled, the Peary arctic steamer Roosevelt arrived on the 23d at Sydney, Nova Scotia, under sail and steam, after sixteen months' vain effort to reach the pole. The expedition reached 87 degrees 6 minutes north latitude, a point two hundred and three miles from the pole.

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December 1, 1906
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