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SCHEDULE OF ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES—1906–continued.

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The Pacific Mail Steamship Company will not be responsible for changes in sailing dates of steamers of connecting lines nor for detention caused thereby. Passengers will be at their own expense when awaiting departure of steamers.

CONNECTIONS.

Steamer departures from Ancon,
Pacific Steam Navigation Company and South American Steamship Company:

For Guayaquil and intermediate ports north thereof, alternate Tuesdays. For Guayaquil and intermediate ports south to Valparaiso, every Thursday.

Steamer departures from Colon.
Austro-Americana Line: For Genoa and Trieste, 22d.
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:

For St. Nazaire and way ports, 3d.
For Marseille and way ports, 12th.

For Havre, Bordeaux, and way ports, 24th.
Compania Transatlantica de Barcelona: For Barcelona and way ports, 10th.
Hamburg-America: For Havre, Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremen, and way ports, 6th

and 20th.

La Veloce Navigazione Italiana: For Genoa and way ports, 29th.
Panama Railroad Steamship Line: For New York, every Tuesday.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company: For Plymouth, Cherbourg, and Southampton,

via West Indies, alternate Fridays.
United Fruit Company: For New Orleans, every week.
F. Leyland & Co. (1900) (Limited) and Harrison lines:

For Liverpool via Mexican ports and for Kingston and New Orleans, every week. For Liverpool, via United States ports, every ten days.

Steamer arrivals at Ancon.

Pacific Steam Navigation Company and South American Steamship Company:

From Guayaquil and intermediate ports north thereof, alternate Mondays. From Valparaiso and intermediate ports north to Guayaquil

, every Sunday.

Steamer arrirals at Colon.

Austro-American lines: From Genoa and Trieste, every month.
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique:

from Marseille and way ports, 9th.
From Havre, Bordeaux, and way ports, 19th.

From St. Nazaire and way ports, 29th.
Compania Transatlantica de Barcelona: From Santander and way ports, 8th.
Hamburg-America: From Hamburg, Antwerp, Havre, and way ports, 12th and 28th.
La Veloce Navigazione Italiana: From Genoa and way ports, 24th.
Panama Railroad Steamship Line: From New York, every Tuesday:
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company: From Southampton, via West Indies, alternate

Mondays.
United Fruit Company: From New Orleans, every week.
F. Leyland & Co. (Limited) (1900), and Harrison lines:

From Liverpool and way ports, every ten days.
From Liverpool direct to Colon, every Monday.

A. G. D. KERRELL,
General Passenger Agent, San Francisco.

A. M. GARLAND,
Special 1gent, Guatemala City.
F. PEARNE,

Agent, Ancon.

ALEXANDER CENTER,

General Agent, Merchants Exchange, San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 1905.

Panama Railroad Company- Panama Railroad Steamship Line.

- [Steamers leave from pier, foot of West Twenty-seventh street, New York, at 1 p. m.]

INTENDED SAILING DATES, NOVEMBER, 1905, TO FEBRUARY, 1906.

(Subject to change.] From New York:

Havana, Saturday, November 25.
Allianca, Saturday, December 2.
Finance, Saturday, December 9.
Mexico, Saturday, December 16.
Advance, Thursday, December 21.
Havana, Tuesday, December 26.
Allianca, Saturday, December 30.
Finance, Saturday, January 6.
Mexico, Saturday, January 13.
Advance, Thursday, January 18.
Havana, Tuesday, January 23.
Allianca, Saturday, January 27.
Finance, Friday, February 2.
Mexico, Wednesday, February 7.
Advance, Tuesday, February 13.
Havana, Saturday, February 17.
Allianca, Wednesday, February 21.
Finance, Tuesday, February 27.

From Colon:

Finance, Thursday, November 23.
Advance, Wednesday, November 29.
Mexico, Wednesday, December 6.
Havana, Wednesday, December 13.
Allianca, Tuesday, December 19.
Finance, Sunday, December 24.
Mexico, Sunday, December 31.
Advance, Saturday, January 6.
Havana, Thursday, January 11.
Allianca, Tuesday, January 16.
Finance, Sunday, January 21.
Mexico, Friday, January 26.
Advance, Wednesday, January 31.
Havana, Monday, February 5.
Allianca, Saturday, February 10.
Finance, Thursday, February 15.
Mexico, Tuesday, February 20.
Advance, Sunday, February 25.

Havana, Friday, March 2.
Time between New York and Colon, seven days.

CONNECTIONS.

At Colon:

Hamburg-American Packet Company.
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.

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For Port Limon, Savanilla, and Compagnie Generale Transatlantique.

Cartagena
La Veloce Navigazione Italiana A. Vapore.
At Panama-Pacific Mail Steamship Company:
Sailing every Tuesday for-

Acajutla, Salvador, San Jose, Guatemala.
Acapulco, Mexico.

San Francisco, Cal.
Fortnightly for-

San Juan del Sur.
Amapala.
La Union.
Manzanillo.

San Blas.
Three times a month for-

Puntarenas.
Corinto.
La Libertad.
Champerico.

Mazatlan.
At Panama:

Pacific Steam Navigation Company.
Cia Sud-Americana de Vopores, every Thursday for Guayaquil and intermediate

ports to Valparaiso. Pacific Steam Navigation Company, alternate Wednesdays for ports between

Panama and Guayaquil.
Traffic department, 24 State street, New York.

R. L. WALKER, Traffic Manager.

C. C. VAN RIPER, Passenger Agent. NEW YORK, November 17, 1905.

The ACTING CHAIRMAN. How often, under the schedule that has just been received in evidence, are the ships of your company due to arrive at Panama?

Mr. SCHWERIN. (After consulting schedule.) Do you want me to read them by the months, sir?

The ACTING CHAIRMAN. No; unless it is the wish of some member of the committee.

Mr. SCHWERIN. We are supposed to have an arrival and a departure each week in Ancon, and an arrival and departure each week in San Francisco.

The Acting CHAIRMAN. And during the past year has any ship of your conipany departed with a short cargo when there was not another ship in the bay ready to be unloaded or move out?

Mr. SCHWERIN. No, sir. I would like to read a letter on that point, sir.

The ACTING CHAIRMAN. I will be glad to have you.

Mr. SCHWERIN. I want to say that on one ship we lately had down there the Panama Railroad turned over to us on short-shipped papers a large number of packages, and the records on the papers show that some of those packages had been in their possession for seven months. I think the shortest time that any of those had been there was two months.

Here is a telegram on October 23, 1905, from our agent, Mr. Pearne, to Mr. Bierd:

“ Please rush over the cargo for Peking, giving preference to the 'Frisco. Owing to this freight not being over we are at a standstill on her.

Mr. Bierd replies, under date of October 26, 1905:

“Your message concerning the City of Para. I will hold the Advance until noon Saturday for the twenty-five passengers if you will hold the City of Peking until Monday night to get her cargo ex Ad

W. G. Bierd.” That resulted in further telegraphic communication on November 7th by Mr. Pearne:

"Bierd, Colon: We held our steamship Peking against our judgment and will to receive by her the cargo ex your steamship Advance at your special request. We did this in order to help you out, at the same time feeling confident that you would adopt a new system of handling the cargo on the clearing up of the accumulation by the steamships Aztec and Peking, loading your cargo up direct from ship to car, as was done formerly, instead of storing on pier first. However, we find that no change whatsoever has been made, that the samesystem of piling cargo on pier is being pursued, and we are now up against it. We wanted the cargo ex Idvance as stiffening for Acapulco, but in compliance with your request we held Peking for it. Now we have Acapulco, Para, and City of Panama in port, and the Acapulco and Para are suffering delay through the Frisco cargoes not coming over the road promptly. These continual delays would be avoided if the cargo was loaded direct to cars from ship. Please have these cargoes rushed over.”

I would like very much to read this letter, under date of November 9, if I might be permitted to do so.

The ACTING CHAIRMAN. You have that privilege.
Mr. SCHWERIN. This is a letter of Mr. Pearne to Mr. Bierd:

vance.

PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY,

Panama Agency, Noreinber 9, 1905. W. G. BIERD, Esq.,

Acting Supt., P. R. R. Company, Colon. DEAR SIR: I beg to confirm my telegram of the 7th instant re to the forwarding of cargoes.

In this connection I desire to point out to you that the holding of the steamship City of Peking, V. 10, for the cargo ex steamship Advance

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