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Vancouver, . c, Nov. i, 1902.
I arrived in Vancouver yesterday
j'from Seattle at 17:50 o'clock, or 5:50
ip. m. according totho mode of measur
ing time recognized in the United
States. In this poscssion of Great
VBritain the bothersome a. m. and p. m.
are out of fashion and the twenty-four
'hour system has posscsison of the
-feld. Hence, a printer would be guilty
of tantology to permit a wedding invi
tation to appear with the words "twenty
o'clock in the evening" for twenty
-o'clock can come at no other time than
' in the evening. I have no criticism to
offer on the system, and would be
;pleascd if it were adopted in the states.
Here I received the first mail since
my departure more than two weeks ago,
-and I assure you it did me a world of
good. A letter from Capt. F. M. Dor
rington, register of the U. S. land office,
read as if in had come from any bishop
of any church you might name. I
. shall novcr forget it. Here are a few
'extracts: "That God's protecting hand
may be with you constantly will be the
prayer of all those who pray to God
.and know you." "When you pass
from the shore to the boat, don't look
back, but look forward in the though
that you arc on your journey back
.home, but coming in at the other gate;
-and each hour out, while taking you
from home is bringing you that much
near home. God will bo with you
-everywhere and you will find much
comfort in your communion with Him
-when it will seem to you that you are
alone. You will never bo alone with
-TthcTfaith that is in vou." "We will
vawait your coming with much anxiety
,-and your letters wi)l be much sought
after. That you may have a safe and
interesting journey will bo the daily
That first mail contained, among
other letters, one from the "Quceiiof
the Manse," but the one saccharine
thread running through it exempts it
,-or any part thereof from publication.
As tins is to oe 1113' last letter prior
to the long ocean voyage, a few words
regarding tho essentials in the way of
equipment may be advisable. First of
all a passport should be secured. To
secure this document a letter should be
addressed to the Secretary of State,
Washington, D. C, requesting blanks
fo"r a passport. On receiving the re
quest the state department will forward
tho necessary papers "to be filled out by
the applicant before a notary public.
The application must also boar the
signature of some other responsible
citizen who vouches for the good faith
of the applicant, as the government is
particular not to issue a passport to
" anyone going abroad with evil intent if
the fact is known. The bearer of a
passport going abroad really has the
army and navy read to protect him;
the document is signed by Hon. John
Hay, secretary of state, with tho great
seal of the United States affixed, and
requests the nations of earth "to give
him all lawful aid and protection."
Tho passport bears a very complete
-description of its bearer so that it
would be of 110 value to anyone who
might steal it from tho lawful owner.
Besides tho bearer's signature as a
means of identification, it states his
age, height, and describes his forehead,
eyes, nose, mouth, chin, hair, face and
complexion. Ona dollar must bo for
warded with the application to the sec
retary of state, the amount of his fee
for issuing and recording tho passport.
No charge is made for the application
blanks. If a person expects to travel
in Turkey or Palestine a poscssion of
Turkc', this passport must bear tho
visa of a Turkish Consul, which visa
can be secured through the Department
of State at Washington, an additional
charge of $1.25 being required by tho
Turkish Consul for his visa. Turkey,
Russia, Roumania and Persia form a
quartet, each of whom requires not on
ly that a person be in posscssiou of a
passport but also requires that it bear
the visa of one of their own consulor
officers at the seat of tho government
issuing tho passport.
Secondly, a person must have a let
ter of credit good around the world.
I bought my letter of credit at tho Col
orado National Bank of Denver. Tho
letter is issued by tho Kountzc Bros.,
bankers, of New York on The Union
Bank of London and is good through
out the islands as well as almost every
where on every continent. The letter
of credit, a product of recent years, is
the most praiseworthy achievement of
the banking world. It consists of two
parts, ono being the letter of cretit, a
finely engraved document of four
pages nine by eleven inches, the first
page being a statement signed by
Kountzc Bros, setting forth the fact
that has a credit of so many
pounds sterling and that his drafts on
the Union Bank of London will be
honored to that amount. The second
and third pages contain spaces for
dates, amounts "and names of banks
around the world to ahom I may apply
for cash on the letter of credit. As
all amounts paid to mo tire entered,
overv bank to wnom 1 present my let
ter can see in a moment the amount I
havo remaining to my credit so that no
bank need be swindled by paying after
all the money is drawn for which the
letter was issued. The second part of
the outfit known as a letter of credit
consists of a signature book, the first
page being engraved, bearing my sigf
nature and under it the signature of
tl)c New York bankers stating to the
world that my signature is genuine and
that it is the one referred to in Letter of
Credit No. 9539. So, whenever I need
any money, I go to the bank, write a
check for the amount I desire, present
it to the cashier, wjio examines my let
ter of credit and observes .that the letr
ter is good for the amount and more,
asks for my book of identification or
signatute book, which I immediately
present, and seeing that the signature's
agree, the cashier pays me the amount,
and enters on the back of the letter of
credit. The draft or check I wrote is
kept by the cashier,1 and forwarded to
London, which, when received in Lon
don, is charged to my account after be
ing compared with my signature taken
by the Tho Colorado National Bank at
Denver and forwarded to Loudon.
Hence, it is seen that no other person
could draw tho money oven if in pos
session of the letter of credit as no
money is paid by any bank without
first seeing the signature book, and my
name would havo to bo forged if some
ono should cither find or steal tho both
tho siguaturo book and the lettor of
credit. In such a case a forgery would
have to deceive the London bank also
as each signature must pass the experts
of the local bank as well as the British
bank before my account in London is
charged. Greater precaution for abso
lute safety ap gears nowhere else in tho
realm of finance. The charge for such
service is five dollars and upward, de
pending upon the amount of crdit ob
tained in London, but the value of
such an accommodation cannot bo
estimated in dollars and cents as a
person can get any amount desired and
in the currency of the country in which
he is traveling. Another advantage of
fered is that tho owner of a letter of
credit can have his mail sent in caro of
any bank, and it will be delivered to
him on his arrival. For instance, I
sent notice to Alliance that mail should
be forwarded to me in care of Tho
Bank of Montreal, Vancouver, B. C
The mail was hero waiting my arrival.
I knew of that bank, because the name
appeared in the book given mo when I
secured my letter of credit, said book
rlso containing a list of bauks around
the world so that I can chose tho bank
as well as the city which I desire to
have act as postmaster. If mail fails
to arrive in time it will be forwarded
on its arrival to any bank on the route
that I designate.
The passport and letter of credit arc
tho most important items to bo consid
ered by anyone contemplating travel.
Tho problem of baggage is easly dis
posed of. Take as little as possible.
Never tako a hunk if it can be avoided.
My equipment is stored in two suit
cases. Mr. Dana, a noted traveler,
said that ho took nothing that was too
Inrge to be carried in his overcoat
I pocket. He was a radical opponent of
! luggage carrying.
1 But the hour for departing ap-
pioaches. The smoke rolls from the
huge twin smokestacks while tho 10000
hmsc, power engines pant like swift
hounds uegging. o bo loosened for tho
chaGe. Tho good '" ship is a majestic,
throbbing, palatial mansion., afloat.
Built by the Naval Construction Co.-at
uuriow-iti-i'uiiicsa, liiigimiu, sue ihcks
in no point, being pronounced by her
builders as second to no craft tnat ever
plowed the deep. Named the "Em
press, of Japan," she meaautes 485 ieet
in length, and on her trial trip develop
ed a speed of 19 knots per hour, hav
ing the honor of making the fastest
transpacific trip ever made.
But yonder's sun hastening towards
his evening couch far to tho westward,
bids us take 0 fond look at the con
tincnt of .our nativity and step from
terra firma to the trembling monster
bound for the orient. Permit the poet
to voice our farewell:
"Yon sun that sets upon the sea
We follow in his flight,
Farewell awhile to htm and thee,
My native Jand, good night."
Throughf the eye of faith I see be
yond the billows and land is in sight,
but week must intervene" between this
embarkation and the siehtintr of land
j again, so I call upon the poet to lead
us in our prayer:
"Lord, whom winds and seas obey,
Guide us through the watery way;
In the hollow of thy hand
Hide, and bring us safe to land,"
E. C. Horn.
Newberry Hardware Kstnbllnlimcnt.
Lockwood's Art Display
Takes up one large room to Display their
in oils, water colors and pastels.
The LATEST thing in ART is the "BURNT
WOOD WORK called PYROGRAHY." "It
makes a hit with all'
Our prices on these fr f 00 to 9 5 00
Pictures range trom P
At these prices ALL can afford Beautiful Trimmings for the Home.
Our Furniture and House Furnishing stock is
THIS LARGEST AND
MOST .COMPLETJ3 STOCK
in the city.
Our "Prices and Terms" aro so reasonable that
any can afford to have NICE FURNITURE.
Call and see pur
of fine Furniture and Knicknacks that are arriving
daily for our Holiday trade.
Our line of Musical Instruments is
complete. Guitars, Mandolins and
Violins range in Price from
$5.00 to $50.00
Remember we carry in stock the
make of Musical Instruments.
CaWawd ovv om.
After inspecting OUR Furniture closely and getting
OUR Prices you will readily say
"It Pays to Trade"
The Iragset line of Steel and
Cast Ranges ever shown in
Western Nebraska, Ranges
from $25.00 to $62.50
Largest Stook of Glass in Alliance.
Ily lrtuo of mi ordor of xulo tviucil liy
tho clerk of the district court of llox llutto
county, Nohriiskn, uioii a riecroo rviulonit
by until court In fnvorof tho Hunk of Moduli)
an lown Corporation Is plnlntllT, nnd uuullist
Amiriw Olson, defoiiditnt, 1 will, on tlia!nil
day of Dwcmber, A. 1). lltt!, lit 10 o'clock n.
m. on mild day, lit I ho west front door of tho
court house fn Alllnnco, In wild county, null
tho following described rent tntitlc. to-wlti
The northeast quarter of ticrtlou M, town
ship 25 north, riintro 4H west of Oth 1.
M., In Jlo llutto county, NebriiHkti, tit pub
lic miction to tho highest bidder for cash,
lo MUlsfj said order of sale, In the sum of
f 415.17, nnd Interest, casts and iiccmlng costs,
mibjectto f.to.n.1, taxes anil Interest.
litA Hkkii, Sheriff of said County.
W, 0. Blmonson. Atfy forl'lulntlfT. M-2I-M
Notice to Defendant.
A. K. Hnrtmun will take notlco that on thu
loth day of October. 1CU2, an action was com
menced by Win, V. Norton, plaintiff, nimlnst
A I". Hnrtmiui,, (first lmmo not known) de
fendant, to recover of defendant tho sum of
6ll 40 before U A. llcrry, Justlco of the pcaco
In and for Alliance Second ward precinct,
llox Hutto county, Nebraska, nnd that an or
der of attachment was Issued In said action,
and property conststliltf of money In tho
hands of tho Chicago, llurllnicton A Qulncy
Hallway Co. has been attached In said action
Said cause was continued lo December 15th,
1D0J, al tho hour of It o'clock u. m.
Dated November 21, 1802.
11-21-Uiv m. Noiiton lMiilntllV.
FINE BOOTS and SHOES
HEl'AIIUNG A Bl'KUlArTV.
OUDEltfl dALLHI) roil AND UKLIVHUED
MISS MAGGIE BARRY, Proprietress
Good Table Board
The Best of
Our Prices are Right.
Sloe "Jts a 5n 6t&&y.
J as. Graham.
Choice Winter Apples !
Eleven different kinds from 60 cents
up at the Alliance Apple Cellar in the
Capt. Corbin Building.
Entrance in the Rear.
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nCPRESENTS THE FOLLOWING
Hartford Firo Insurance Co.
North Aincrlcnn of Philadelphia.
Phoenix of Hrooklyn, New York.
Continental of New York City,
Niagara Fire Insurance Co.
Now York Underwriters, Now York.
Commercial Union Assurance Co.,
Liverpool, London and Globe In
suranco Co.. , .
Gorman American Insurance, Co.,
New York: " ' '
Farmers and Merchants1 Insurance
Co., of Lincoln. ' "
Columbia Fire Insurance Co,
Phoenix Insurance Co., of lintt- i.
rain, tflour anb tfceb.
The Aurora Milling Company.
A One Flour,
PER SACK $ ,.,o
500 POUNDS, CASIL...., 10.50
I-ciivo Your Ordcrw for Alfolfu.
Mrs. Thos. Regan..,
Has a Large and Complete
MILLINERY, ft ft
T ADIES' TAILOR MADE Suits,
J Shirt Waists, fluslin Under-
JjL wear, Fancy Notions, Chll-
dren's Headware, Battenberg
Materials, Embroidery Materials,
Stampd Linings, Hair Goods, etc.
Opera House Block
Dierks' Lumber! Coal Co.
, Lumber and Building
. 'We Can.Also MalcYoir'':!' ' '.. ' ''
a Loan in the ' - " '. "
Nebraska Central Building? fidoanlsociatiori
oj A3 iu UiiLl' XUU UJii A HOME.