Department of Railways,
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ENVIRONS OF SAIGON 18. Route. 191
K ice-mills: (all located 011 the river banks for the conveu ience of transportation). Rizerie de Nam-long; Ban-ycn-quan, Ban-tes-quan ; Union ; Orient; Ngy-chA(c)ong-seng; Yee-ehA(c)ong, Ban-ec-quan.
Distilleries: Larue FrA res (beer, lemonade, soda, ice); SociA(c)tA(c) franA aise des distilleries.
Hospital : HA pital Municipal de Choquan.
Tan-an (47 km. from Saigon) is the capital of Tan-an Province and contains the local government office, custom-house, post and telegraph office. Though formerly a prosperous city, it is now an insignificant little spot. It is a stopping station between Saigon and My-tho and connected with Soairieng (Cambodia) by the steamship line of the M.F. Co.,a the steamer leaving Tan-an 011 Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. and Soairieng on Thursdays and Sundays.
Tub Harbour op Mytho.
Cal-ngan (60 km. from Saigon) is a little town of Thuan-tri Canton of the province of My-tho, 5 km. distant from My-tho. It has a fairly good market place. Pop. 2,000.
My-tho (71 km. from Saigon, in 2 or 3 hrs.) is the capital of the province of My-tho, with a population of 27,000. Its main public buildings are inspector's office (Inspection), custom-house (Douane), church (Eglise), hospital for natives (HA pital IndigA ne), school (CollA ge), library (BibliothA que), post and telegraph office (Bureau de Poste et de TA(c)lA(c)graphe). Though the weather conditions are fairly good, visitors to this city suffer greatly from the inadequate supply of drinking water, which is transported from Saigon every other day, the transportation expense being paid by the local government. Most of the inhabitants drinks river water, without distilling it, which is the cause of cholera being so prevalent in this region. This place is the starting-point of the line of steamers