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Array CANADIAN   PACIFIC   RAILWAY   COMPANY
tf OFFICE   OF   THE   AUDITOR   OF   AGENCIES
C.   J.   BLACK.
AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
MONTREAL,-   June 22nd. 1921.
R.   W.   URWIN,
ASST.  AUDITOR OP AGENCIES *
ARNUM.
B. ARNUM. G*16262   5»
_ ASST.  AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
&♦ Ws Sennant, Esq*,
travelling Audited,
Vancouver, B#C*
transfer Barges*
Referring to your letter of 1st inst.r, I
attach herewith carbon copy of my letter of date to Mr*
Sroup - For your information*
Audit^ of Agencies.  v • 3 .  L< oji , &sq*,
Auditor of Agancle*,
Montreal*
Dear Sir:-
///////// Wucouv^r. P* 0. June !*&/;&•
0*162625*
Tr-aneier Bar****
i OAM   to      S U«L '!» *
I  8,   3,  ft 4,   *r*  the  ette* generally ueed between
Vancouver and Lady^mitii*  Barges 1,   7,  a, £,  make  tha epecial   wrips-  ti
Jaraefc  Island,  (##$*& £i*y,  3 I ^letain,  Mill  Ci *ek,   Cucheon Bay,   &ic*
.  f*r&t t&ree  bargee  ia ^jua^Iar  ta a
freight  train run un u division*  fhttaa barges «*lwa>* »|Brtrjr loads
exchanged betwv^n Vancouver  Inland and t ..inland*
"ra»j> trips of the uthsr   l&ree barges art mixed at te
the nature of the e^rvict.   Sojatim#g lead* are exchaiiged doth direction*.
in other eaaa* empties go gut and are brought back under load*  Seme ef (
thee* outside calls art not equipped with u&r elipe   (track connection*)
and the unloading and loading ef care are handJad direct between wharf
and car, while barge wait*,*
Vaeaenger* are only handled en the Ladyemith - Vancouver
run,  and purser* da not,  ae a rule,  travel an barge* te Jamaa I*lamd,@te
Jrtight 'is net actually checked hy punter; But he ha* te
obtain waybill* fresi yard office, check care handled,  and make up
varioue  tonnage and r^ranug statement* each trip.  He mill hima to hair* # 2 C.J.Black, leq*,
all nocofcfcary paptir*  in ehape,  and hand over te captain for delivery at
I-adyainifch*
Pursers  ma duplex 'Form 303^   single-fare,  and farm 305,
return £ara§  and all paaeenger*, have  in the past,-paid their fare te
purger*.   In factj  agent* are not  in a position to  eell  ticket* via
bargee. When a passenger board*  tug he frequently a«k* for r, re-twa
ticket,  mn€$  a* explained in s*y latter,   it will be neceeeary that  the
duplex hooka be in hand*  of captain,   if purser cannot ba on hand te
deal with paeeeager direct*
ai& that thi* privilege of allowing pa*&anger*
to  travel via barge,   it  %i .tadyemith bueineei* men  :jmiet and
avoid any agitation .toward*' having eerae local company § tart a service
between T;ady smith and the Vain land*
fo avoid condition*,  expreeted in my letter of 20th,   it
'■ill  hw aeoeeeary %o have agents Ladyemith and Vancouver Wharf eell all
ticket* via bargee#  Or, discontinue eale of return fare*, ®,n& allow
captain te collect and turn caeh over te purser*
Your letter ef May 26th to Mr,  Troup eevera the eituatien
Yeu will perhape, how©v^r, be advi*ed that it will not be practicable te
in*i*t upon passenger* alway* purchasing ticket* from agent*. The effice
hour* at Ladyemith,  and the nailing time ef barge*, say net alwaye
permit pa**enger te do *e*  If,   in euch caee, captain wae allowed te
coilact single fare* ©nly and turn the caeh over to purser it would ne
doubt eatiefy any p a* * eager whe wag  unable tt purchase from agent**
Yeure truly,
 m   a      __ CANADIAN   PACIFIC   RAILWAY   COMPANY
OFFICE   OF   THE   AUDITOR   OF   AGENCIES
C.   J.   BLACK,
AUDITOR  OF  AGENCIES
R.   W.   URWIN,
ASST.   AUDITOR  OF  AGENCIES
B.   ARNUM,
ASST.   AUDITOR  OF  AGENCIES
MONTREAL,    Jfcy   26th.   1921.
6-1626    25.
W* Tennant, Esq.,
Travelling Auditor,
fancouver* B.C.
Dear Sir:-
Transfer Barges.
Referring to your letter of 20th inst., returning
my letter to Mr* Troup of 14th inst.
In the third paragraph you state purser would not
be in a position to collect fares outward, as his duties would
be on the barge right up to the time of Casting off and would
not be able to deal with passengers who are on the tag* My
understanding is that tug and cars on barges generally leave
Vancouver empty for (say) X.adysmith under contract to bring in
cargo?, and do not as a rule carry package er other freight. If
this is se what duties detain purser, on the barge until Casting
off? If freight is carried on outward voyage could it not be
checked aboard and waybilled by agent Vancouver fharf, and
waybills delivered to Captain when boarding tug?
Re fourth paragraph. I hardly understand your remark
owing to the practice of issuing return tickets^ Captains would
have to carry duplex and punch and issue tickets. Surely return
tickets ire not issued via these barges? but if they alrd! why
should Captain have to issue a' ticket^ instead of merely collecting
return portion? My impression is that only one wav duplex tickets
should be issued inany case*
I do not see why passengers are allowed to travel by
these barges (or tugs). Under what conditions is passenger travel
accepted on them, seeing that the regular route from Ladysmith via
Rail t© Victoria and regular passenger boats is open to them?
Please let me have full particulars. Meantime I enclose
copy of my letter of date to Mr. Troup for your information.
Xours truly,
Auditor of Agencies. 7ft  A/Al.
Auditor of Agencies,
Montreal.
Bear Sir:- '
G-1626ii?i,
Transfer Bargee,
Yours  of the 14th inet,
X consider it neceeeary to return your letter,  addressed
to !*r.  Trotqp,  and explain that condition*  of handling pa*ee»g*r fares
under the proposed change might not be conaider^d eatiafactery.
Paseanger* travel  on the tug* and purser* on the barge*,
and they are net  in touch with each other until the end of the trip.
Purser ueually coll acta faree at destination*
Mr*  Troupft  latter te you would lead you to pre&ume that
fares would be collected ** $a**enger hoarded outbound at Vancouver,
and collected on arrival hmra on  inbound trip. Purser would not be in a
position te collect faret  outward*  His dutiee will be on the barge
right up to the time of casting off*  tn the meantime *the tug is away
freai dock with line te barge,  and the proposal  that pursers deal direct
with passenger*  is not feaaable*
It is necessary fer purser to be present when the load*
art pulled fro.-a barge,   in connection with check of care,  waybills,
shipping bill*,  etc*.  The tM% and barge may have arrived 3 or 4 hour*
prerieue te time ef pulling load*,  and it ia not proposed that purser
will be an hand on the actual arrival at Vancouver.   In faati   the time 1
# 2 C.J.Black,  Beqft,
ef arrival ii  *e uncertain that purser■would frquently fail te be an xax
hand when tug  toucbed clock and discharged passenger*.   Thia would simply
lead to a practice ef Captains collecting  the fare* and turning  the
cash aver te Pursers f®r accounting*  If the latter arrangement would be
agreeable te the Audit Office we could have Vnraar 7, tie Captain a
receipt for the collections  turned  in.   1 would hewever point out that,
ewing te  issue ef return tickets,  Captains would be obliged to carry
duplex and punch,   and  issue tickets.   If only single tiekel | used
Purser could keep duplex and punch  out ticket*  to cover cash turned  in
by Capt aim*
I would suggest  to Mr.   Troup ttat vm-n - want* be made
to permit Vancouver Wharf Ticket and ladyemith offices  selling ticket*
to the few pu^tBtkiara that  travel  on tug*.   It would take a very short
time te educate passenger*  into  the necessity of their bavins to
purchase  tickets at these two offices,  &n& that passMlgere c^uld siot
travel without so doing.   Ik would then only be a matter for th© Captains
te lift ticket* and turn over te pureer for accounting.   I understand
that|  when necessary,  passenger can obtain a meal on tug for~?5 centsj
but that very seldom is a meal  ticket sold*
I might say that the collections  only average about   | II *
per month for  each barge.   This revenue  ie not very serious;  but  it
should be understood that tke chief responcibiiity of handling these
reeeipte,   under the proposed change,  will rest with  the Captains*
Yours truly,
 _^_____~- i •-&-•	 CANADIAN   PACIFIC   RAILWAY   COMPANY
C. J.   BLACK,
AUDITOR  OF  AGENCIES
R.   W.   URWIN,
ASST.   AUDITOR  OF  AGENCIES
ARNUM,
ASST.   AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
OFFICE   OF   THE   AUDITOR   OF   AGENCIES
m    *      t
A. w. T ■   ■   -., :
Travelling &udii
V- ■       ;'        B.C.
MONTREAL, %£      14t*- %    w21>
G-162625.
m.
B,
I enclose Mr.  2,
one
of 6th im
.OS,   to
yy3y> f-7>
at vi            >r,  an        \.    all necessary reports as 3.     '            t -
Also     a  reply thereto   approving  the suggestion.
If you   lo  not see  any  serious objective to  the plan
bein£ put in operation,   please enclose*    ly    eply   to E: *  Troup
at Victoria.  If you  do  however plei se return same with Mr*!Erotip!s
1<           givi g   fi ! 1  pi rtieul'&x     of your obj    rfcions.
Better 1     *             \   ..."             t you do.
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L FORM 101
CANADIAN    PACIFIC   RAILWAY   COMPANY
I^'TER-DEPARTMENT
CORRESPONDENCE
FILE
Victoria, B*C* , May 6thf  1921.
C* J* Black, Bsq*,
Auditor of Agencies,  C.P.R*,
Montreal,      Que*
Dear Sir:-
Ae you are a\?are, we are now operating our
Transfer Bargee between Vancouver  Island and t]%e Mainland
points with two Pursers, who each have charge of certain
Barges, ana travel with them in connection with their work*
fhe Pursers*  duties on these Barges are very
light at the beat of times, and seeing that we are very
Black at present in a business way, and in view of the urgent need of strict economy, I purpose running these Bargee
with one Purser only.
He will of course, have to  remain ashore in
Vancouver, where he will be accomodated with office space,
will clear and meet all Transfer Barges out and in, and
take care of necessary reports that are required*      fhe
Captains of Bargee will take care of the Waybills or shipping
bills, and turn same over to- the Purser at Vancouver for
proper handing.        Passenger travel on these Bayfee amounts
to very little*        What there is, however, the Purser could  FORM 101
/^CANADIAN   PACIFIC   RAILWAY   COMPANY
INTER-®EPARTMEt&
CORRESPONDENCE FILE
Victoria, B#C* , May 6th,   1921.
lift the tickets before Barge leaves Vancouver; also collect
tickets or passengers fare when the Barge arrives at port.
I am sure this system ought to prove satisfactory, and with your approval will put it  In force on hearing
from you.
lours truly,
(Sgd)   J.W.  Troup.
Man a g e- r.
JWi/i
go   - A.L.  McDonnell, Esq.,
travelling Auditor,  C.P.R. ,
Vancouver,      B.     c.

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