I inspected the railway at Ichang in December, 1910, and found that a remarkable scheme was making very creditable progress.
Reimer found the species at Ichang, in Hupeh, at elevations of 3000 to 3700 feet.
Beyond Hankow the river is much shallower, and communication with Ichang is often interrupted in the winter by want of water.
He said also that at Ichang it was very shocking how few cash they gave for the tael.
The time required to navigate a junk between Ichang and Chung-king depends upon the state of the river.
A day or two after a great fire at Ichang a strange 266 sight was to be seen.
Arrived at Ichang, she scratched out taels, and was about to write in dollars.
Another story we heard from some devoted Franciscan Sisters up at Ichang.
These are exclusive of the goods, mentioned above, sent to Ss-chuan under transit pass from Ichang and Hankow.
So the water front of Ichang is a busy scene at all times, and in the winter season the boats are packed together sardine fashion.