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////////    Vancouver,  B*0-«  Ntay  •£0tfeg  1^0
%m  Arnum, Baq.,
Auditor af Agenol#af
Montreal.
%t sir:-
0410730,
t«/o Iaaue4 Report ^916 January 17th, Lot 1676
17  ca&oa Pilchards  account B.C.Packers.
irthar to z\y letter tfay 2nd.
Efr. *£  aincc her mio  Ike d£  of
Y.n lo:  . tare*   *it< I «a a-ucaching hia
rUaouaae*  thia     - 'ura hia for ^innipot
►lairvsd fci»t ne conaidered chat any further ejc#enae xn thia
ary ana  Hint loading  arrere  could "be avoided if checkers
would axereiaa mere care.
tile X do  not &ee hew cheekora can be  fcura uf  their
ck| under the conditions explained in .73 letter lisrch 2i&w?i  i
can oalj ab reaulta  and bring up  the question should
loading errere area in occur.
?iithf   and  (
v;urk   s//a?
iuurc   truly,.
i'.A. **mp     COPY
Vancouver,   B#     c,  May 26th,   1930.glm.l,
.22182-
A., W. Tennant, Esq.,
Travelling Auditor,
Vancouver,  B. C.
Dear Sirs-
In-connectlon with your letter to Mr.
Arnum of March 6th, regarding the handling of .salmon at
Company's wharves at Vancouver.
You will recall the discussion that took
place in my office, when the lharf Agent, his General Foreman
and hie Foreman in charge of Pier *G"  where most of the
salmon is stored, were present. We had asked Mr* McKinnellf
Stevedore, to be present but on account of sickness he was
unable to be present. The matter was gone into very  fully
at the meeting in question, and I was satisfied in my own
mind that the difficulties that had crept in in the past few
months in this connection were largely for want of stricter
supervision on the part of the salmon Checker at Pier ^C*.
It was brought out at this meeting that when Mr. Douglas, who
isnow Foreman,  was Checker in charge of the salmon that we
experienced no difficulties of this kind and that the man who
replaced him on this work did not appear to be giving the
strict supervision that was necessary,
Mr. Innes was instructed by me on that
occasion to have this matter followed up closely, and that
in the event of further complaint reaching me regarding the
handling of salmon, such as brought out in your letter to Mr*
Arnum, that he would have to* take steps to p&t someone in A. We Tennant, Esq.,
charge who would not allow a recurrence of this kind.  Mr. Innes
has also taken up with the Foreman of the Empire Stevedoring Co,f
Mr. McKinnell, explaining to him the result of meeting held in
my  office and he has assured him that he will co-operate to the
fullest extent with Mr. Innes and his staff.
Yours truly,
Assistant Superintendent. «^«        COPY   mmm
Vancouver,  ®.    C, May 26th,  1930«glm.l.
.22182«
A.. W. Tennant, Isf. ,
Travelling Auditor,
Veneouver, B.
C^f Sirs-
©.
In eonneetion with your letter to Mr.
Arnum of Mareh 6th, regarding the handling of salmon at
Company1s wharves at Vancouver.
You will recall the discussion that took
place in my offiee, when the Uiarf Agent, his Qeneral Foreman
and his Foreman in charge of Pier *G*  where most of the
aalmon i® atored, were present• We had asked Mr.' McKinnell,
Stevedore, to be present but on account of tiekneae he waa
unable to be present, fhe matter was gone into rery  fully
at the meeting in question, and 1 was satisfied in my own
mind that the difficulties that had crept in in the past few
months in this connection were largely for want of stricter
supervisi&n on the part of the salmon Checker at Pier *C\
It was brought out at t-in meeting that when Mr. Douglas, who
isnow Foreman, was Checker in charge of the salmon that we
experienced no difficulties of this kind and that the man who
replaced him on this work did not appear to be giving the
strict supervision that was necessary.
Mr* Innes was instructed by me on that
occasion to have this matter followed up closely, and that
in the event of further complaint reaching me regarding the
handling of salmon, such as brought out in your letter to Mr.
Arnum, that he would have to take steps to nit someone in m     2.mm
Ae W. Tennant,   Isq.
ekarge who    would not allow a recurrence of this kind.    Mr.   Innes
has also taken up with  the Foreman of  the Impire Stevedoring COe,
Mr.  McKinnell,   explaining to him the  result of meeting held in
my office and he has assured him that he will co-eperate to the
fullest extent with Mr.   Innes and his staff.
Yours truly,
Assistant Superintendent. Printed in Oanada
(23-8-29-12663)
Form J965
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY
M.ONTMMAU:
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f9*?yJL&^
 MLaa^C^^ <2-
Dear Sir: _^
Please see my.^^4/Z.e2.^.olie2 ofj^k^' '*/jo
regarding    ^	
, &&77?mLmj^.CmTU^.^^
Cz2^^
and let me have a reply as soon as possible.
Yours truly*
\
AUDITOR %f AfifiNCiei ///
ar
.   Araaa,   -'eq,,
A u il to r 9 f   I'" B "ic i e s,
1.
O410730-U.
T>ear Sirs*
&/Q Issued Report
ry
17th,
Lot  1676
17  cages ]          ards
m
Pacfc
;er|.
Referring  to your letter
"ch  21at,
The general,   qu.eetion  af che<
.\r   on^    ■f'V***   im
f|   f    M_|
of        ae
nta  to v<jssele was,   today,  gona  into
rf
■o reman.
7'■ ]atioxi was   iii 11 y {jonc
ate, b
xe so
;^v difficulties  ta  -:'i,;                    b    Nfr.   HFoCi
rtea la net
I     ■•>
Mi
to gi              it definite ine                -           fc# v
to
the load in-" check                            a ecu re.
• dad  that   t;:
.-.
-•(f* ■«.   -u»
cr.                            n  to  dollies  would
Ga.fi
errors;  Hat  the additional  expeiteti    ould S3
: A           j ,v 00   J
and til* epasrsodie  trucking of ealmea *efefi
^* i.     s* "'!  i ¥999     7xsj .
requirements-  would only keep feach extra c>
three xiou rs  au t  a'p  *very   a 1 ght,               11 a ne a of   t11$ir   , j,;;
more or less wasted.
ig up of loading  ti
m iieiliea,
on of our
not  aavinn sufficient checkers  to keep etevedore ganga g
■ »   * I i£>   |
■mid he
a very serious matter,   and thia  in turn >-.ot
lid delay  the
1 1   1 1 1 P
work.
Hr.    "c=":,rea thinks  that more
alertness  on
ui>.0    ]
art of
th*s present staff of checkers  would improve Batten!.
ha i
Fishes   to ge
further into   tha  question before  recomri ending any additional
expense.
It   is  qui'ie a problem,  when
one listaaa   to   all
the
points  involved,.
I  will  follow the matter up
on my return
from
Victoria
»d  rapart  to you  further.
lira  truly
9
..  . km 8.   ARNUM,
AUDITOR OF  AGENCIES
CANADIAN    PACIFIC    RAILWAY   COMPANY
OFFICE   OF   THE   AUDITOR   OF   AGENCIES
H. MONTREAL    Manch   2lst,    1930*
.CANADIAN
I   PACIFIC
R.   W.   URWIN,
ASST.  AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
O.   F,   BARKER.
ASST.   AUDITOR OF AGENCIES Q     .,.      A    1      0      7       3      0      •"     U#
A# W* Tennant, Esq.*,
Travelling Auditor,
Vancouver, B.C*
Bear Sir:-
D/0 Issued Report #916 January 17th, Lot 1676
17 cases Pilchards account B.C.Paekers.
Xour letter of 6th inst*
As regards any adjustments which may be necessary
in connection with the various lots mentioned - it would perhaps
be as well to await result of your check of Salmon commenced on
16th inst*,which may possibly throw some light on the difference
of 10 cases between overage of 25 cases reported at Adelaide by
Empire Shipping Company.and the 15 cases found over at check made
at Vancouver of lot 1676,after departure of the S#S#ttParrakQolaw.
In regard to your suggestion - first - To have small
lots of (say) 25 cases or less trucked from storage section of shed
to loading section before loading starts* To carry this out it would
be necessary to enforce a cast-iron rule as to closing time for
accepting shipments from any broker. Also that the C*A«Line would
have to closely co-operate with agent*4' Against the possible adoption
by the Operating Dept*,of this suggestion,you state that it would
involve a very heavy additional expense - that the cost of doing so
for one or two ships would be more than the amount of all claims
paid in a year*
Further (Page 4) you state that it .will require more
staff to tighten up the situation,-also that wThe handling shed
costs on salmon moving out by water in many instances,already
exceed* our Revenue* CANADIAN    PACIFIC    RAILWAY   COMPANY
B.   ARNUM,
AUDITOR OF  AGENCIES
R.   W.   URWIN,
ASST. AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
O.   F*   BARKER.
ASST.   AUDITOR OF  AGENCIES
OFFICE   OF   THE   AUDITOR   OF   AGENCIES
MONTREAL
( 2   )
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
A. Wt! Tennant, Esq
• *
In regard to your second suggestion (Page 5 )
that the unsatisfactory conditions to be taken up by this Department with the Operating Department* You also state you have discussed the matter of checking a»^^a^JMPS ^Jk agent,and together
with new suggestions made,this may^Tesuftf ,afi^loadings,~ but that "a
business like check cannot be kept on stored fish without very
material increase in shed staff* "
In view of these very graue difficulties I
would suggest that action should be taken by agent in submitting
the facts to his Superintendent (if he has not done so already)
and discussing conditions fully with that gentleman, with a view of
improving the situation* You might arrange to be present,and advise
result^
Yours truly,
Auditor of Agencies* ////////   Vancouver,   h.c.  'larch lu/oO
Ti.   Arnura,   ^eq.,
Auditor of Agencies, T'~il0730,
'Montreal,
^ear 5^ir:~
■n/0 Issued iteport #916 Jany.17th Lot 1676
17 caaea Pilchards a/c B.C.Paekaraf
•rther to my latter of 6th instant.
ptira Shipping Co.   have  i.;inca supplied copy of
their manifest severing tha 25 cases overlanded at Adelaide,   and this
is being  accounted r</:*   14th$   with handling chargea of 61j/.
wou"ld  it  not ha   *ell  to clear this  Email  amount  through
ir.   Cherry,   instead of collecting from the 3.c.Packers.   The transaction
is  already  rather complicated,   and I would suggest  that  it  is  not
advisable  to  re-open the matter with* the shippers by collection    at
this lRAei date,  -nleaee advise,   in tha neantirae I have instructed agent
to place outstanding.
I am attaching copy of letter &ince written by  Agent
*'Tarch 11th,   file O166111,   to I.e.Agea%,   P.K.Clarke.
four a truly,
2. A.
. 73AAA AAA ^mmmmm-* h.c. t%m*\ t.th/30.
•
.   Arnum,  T^qu,
Auditor of  Ag*meiee, B-410730,
"•'"unfcreal.
mr nir:-
'n/o Issued report #tl* Jan*l?th Lot lo76
17 cafeas Pilchards  u/c B#C<  faekere,
Referring to ./cure of iVbruary nth,  and returning, all
papers  herewith.
I would advise bhat tha qu«&ta.©n of ah &klag carge to
a-id frea deep tea veaaela  is  a >r that I '.van a lot of
serious thought by all cenceraed fer yeara paat.
Inward earga   la   net chocked at   tue sling,  but  is chacked
and receipted for I   floor.
trge, ferity of out&ido vaaa^La, ia
a&  • 6  Ihi slings, hut tana ia the
leadieg of    »It*   I :.; /e.
:@rs  and Fg8   i | 'it   an  the
shed floor,  and a i af la • s^e
the etevedori*- 5 truck   I   1
 a    .aa it I     cad
Off.
consoli
_|ate4l 1 s
when lo
a4iag ha
in sac?;:
rinr?   1
rei
a always
■
co rr sa t
lota
1
i' a & 4 ae !► Jte a«i. ij
rioor It elaaaiMi up
.van}   and
let  M
ich
10  -j 1' 1 Ty # 2 &•   Arnum,   "Esq*,
several  features  eater into the aalmon business  that
makes  a proper check questionable,   and occasionally results in short
or over deliveries ta  ship.
It  is a common practice for ownera  to mark* up a certain
ntr.her of cases -for the aa*ne consignee and the same destination,  but
part it   for shipment on the stsamer than loading and the balance for
shipment  at  next a a ill eg.   If checker is not  right on the job their*  Ml
always  a danger of an  error being MMM by  the eteiedoring gang.
The salmon brokers h-we also bean permitted  te do a lot
of elafianth "hour shipping,   r4,na tha regulations  in this  direction ;*ra
grossly abused.   As  an instance;-*  soma salmon for  the P>/s Niagara,
aailinrr yetterday  noon,  was  not  quite ready  at 5 PM Tuesday,  although
that steamer waa aa## li ha m • I a* I        ,our. although
thie  femelneae ie highly aa re« a ii dock coy's
view points   it would tews necessary   that   the  situation should be
.itcnod up,
..atly iwda up of aaaea ex
stored lata,   y^i the halaaea        ted %o oar aheda r ducks.
• re plaeed  at the lo feed while the former
is located at our b tor age section,   a co;a^licatea   I idling.
i.i order  to improve   i        ituatiea,   £ can only enggeat
that all  aaudl lots   (say)   ft! eases or ie* ro* stores a
section le loading taction of      »d jojeXaae 1 af^f* loading et»r$§|   hut
thai   -'ould involve .a veiv ../ additional ax »aae,  »ad llMl cu&t of
doinp: so for one or ^%o ships  would be more  bhae ""-ha ainou.it of claims
paid in ir« in feet,  i wt, ealsuas hrekera
af3 liberal ia ariiiag off i i ta shed, adlog Iho
ra la a let of jyoz^y ox Leh ia  U^yoeeihle la
prevent.
i  a ar ry OU I   the ah o v I 11 a.   It   W uld I ry
that a aaat iron rule ba 1 ig
beea teiry 1 i    I Lad. and - h ->er
w
to
on '^ne & # 3 "r<. Arnum,  fteq..
"Parrakoola*.     Chaek of this lot after departure of ship ghowed 17 cases
short,   two of whieh had bean used for culling,  and it was surmised that
the balance of 15 cases had bean overloaded to stealer.
The Aspire Ship] i     -aally advised that  25 cases
had overlended at Adelaide,  checker took up wxih  vhe 7.c.Pacnera,   t>ut
it was nou clear to anyone as  to where tha additional 10 cases nud
come from.
gi» lots,   totalling o74 cases,  had bean teamed to our
&heds   from outside docks, feat   there did not appear to be any differences
in that direction $m& checker did not know what caused tha additional
overage at destination.
Instead of obtain. .ions  to cover the
15 oaeea that we «efe short  in %$%  |d?#4   eel ig en ord®r to clear
the 2 cases culls,  checker arranged   la    fceerti 3aaee,  atii
"^ackara •tideatly
<*ivinr* us  y.'n order te u lot 1676 u.nd
2100,   B,   par V •V.IAtli.   torn MP  lot   u.
£0  th.rofore not imva 'hud any connection Kith lo
31st a
Il   i^ 1
TTe applied
*\     * . #
'" 1 7
the  "-%ollowxnr
short&f
,*<}&:-
i '-*
A    !*.«,     f«
l..76
■wt 8      ■. .
§ .
19 mm
m    Ci4*ii'wS
* ♦
SOTfl
w
t *
action.   It  ia
ae.
rea fr
am lot
VUU
i n
tMNf,
■  it
««
er
.U 4rffi£ 1
and
en e
.1 •
up
d)
fcC^i
.   m  1
nave ,r*io **  jt~;« •** ^ #4 B.   Arnum,   Ksq.
The matter is  further complicated by  the fact  that file
severing  this   transaction haa  evidently been destroyed.   It  appears  that
on ?ehy.4th a new janitor waa e3 »J> the office,   and for several
nighta following, and he dumped a box of active files that were in a
hax standing on floor m&r register e1:*rkf8 desk. It is now presumed
that  this  particular file was one of these destroyed.
Checker,  of course,  nett realized that his    Lathed of
adjusting was  out of all  reason,   aid that he should have  adjueted each
transaction on its merits.  Tne situation is  »0 oamplicated  that I
hesitate to suggeet what should now he done
I3E]
As previously
1 tbe ral In the M *u*t*aont a !'
be shorli after culling and labelling op
ani 1 doubt if it would be wiaa la
c-vlluat all  these iote.   \ny  feqpeit   I
1676,1980 * Sfcft, Lth o,
that we ?vre alta <r too
-. 1 th'$ wnaern sira
-as,   for
label,   an
pilfering
require more ttaff  fco
In -1 a- v  instances,
haul portion I! at
docka.
;u atrai {] ben out thia meaa.
d,  owners of galmen have baen vary
a, within reason,   lhai we find to
rationa have been completed,
•..ek aver  t:ie ground aaA try  to
•ite
>ion
te privilege of our allowing  t
0 7m nr
■jsts on
off 10 caees   a/c lots U6S,
and   tafca owners   think
.in. • I t& ^alnon.
.  n  ke oertain inalhiliti^
te  tear down piles,   cull,
rail
uf
but unfert
and one  is
ihi ract  tc
ly
29
••ind
new
»a* r.
ut # S, B.  Arnum, Ssq
• *
I might farther explain that  a direct check of salmoji
at sling  ia almost next to being  i^Osaihle,   account of that commodity
used for detail packing   i tewing eturge.    any cases :*re placed
aside,   near sling,   for use in stewing a&  inquired by etowera.
conditions  no  explained cannot be considered satisfeeuory
from an audit office point of view,   and it  is  •        tttBf   fe Ufct Jfew  •••■ill
no  doubt   I ke up direct with the Operating "'"epar Lae.it.   I ...antime,
please advise Mi ae  to What adjustments you nay wish in connection with
the various lota mentioned,   kt  far as /our records are concerned,   the
salmon now in atari no doubt correctly agrees with eaattU
it ateniien ia m   i   a a   n& of        tea on ,ronday
naatt,   and I will   idvisa results.
lourt  truljr, CANADIAN   PACIFIC   RAILWAY   COMPANY
jc/g
B.   ARNUM*
AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
R.  W.  URWIN,
ASST. AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
G.   Fc BARKER,
ASST.  AUDITOR OF AGENCIES
B-4  10  7  3 0
OFFICE   OF   THE   AUDITOR   OF   AGENCIES
MONTREAL
ffebmary 11th 1950
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
Mr A% 'W'. Tennant,
Travelling Auditor, 0. P. S.,
Vancouver, B. C.
3)/0/Issued Report #916 Jan. 17th Lot 1676
17 cases Pilchards a/c 3. 0. Packers
Heferring to the above.
I send you herewith my  letter-to Agent
January 2Srd 19SO and his reply February 5th 19S0a.
It would appear that 17 casee of Salmon
were shipped from Stock end loaded on Yessel bound for Australia
but no record of delivery appears to have "been made* Agent
is of the opinion that Stevedoring Company picked up Incases
more than required. How is this possible?  Surely there must
be a check made ox deliveries to Steamers showing number of
packages loaded, which should tally with our records.
^ Will yon please look into this as there ap
pears to be something wrong with tke system that will allow of
any number of packages to be lifted from stock and no record
kept.
Please let me have your early report.
Auditor ox Agencies.

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