File No. 893.773/26.

Consul Williamson to the Secretary of State .

[Extract.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith this office’s translation of Railway Notice No. 39,1 published in the official railway gazette of September 4, 1914.

This notice alters the regulations governing transshipment charges on through goods from various ports brought by the Nippon Yusen Kaisha’s steamers to Dairen for shipment by rail to the interior or vice versa.

It will be seen that since December, 1910, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha has enjoyed special privileges. The other two steamship lines have had the same privileges since January, 1911, for the Osaka [Page 602] Shosen Kaisha, and December, 1910, for the Company’s Shanghai line.

This seems to be the end of these rate changes for the time being, at least, and I believe the Department is now, upon the receipt hereof, fully informed of the facts.

I have [etc.]

A. A. Williamson.
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