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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 3, 1903)
AROUND THE WORLD.
From the Heart of Penang to the Heart of the
Jungle En Route to the Postofflce.
CEYLON, THE GEM OF
Where Ecry Prospect Pleases, but Mnn Indeed Is Vile Most Persistent
Beggar Yet Encountered Outwitted Only by Tourist Making
Them Believe Ills Nationality Undecipherable.
L'unang, Stkau s Shiti. I: M It N T s,
January 6, 1903.
After three days at Singapore, vc
passed through the Straits of Malacca
and anchored at Penang 305 miles to
the northward. In this city, popula
tion nearly 200,000, I found only ten
Americans, chiefly teachers and mis
sionaries. Here two days were profit
ably spent. Immediately upon landing,
I secured an Asiatic who knew only
about two words of English, which
were yes and no. Of the many who
gabbled at me in a foreign tongue only
one could say a word that was any re
lation to the English. Desiring to mail
a letter to the one who rescued mc from
the possibility of bachelordom, I ques
tioned the entire line to learn whether
any one could take me to the postoffice.
The one I chose kept saying "Yes, yes,"
to my question, therefore I leaped into
his jinrickisha, and away he sped
through city. We went far out until
the city was left far in the rear. I was
confident that the postoffice was not
our goal but let him go wherever it
pleased him as I wanted to see the
country. After the street had changed
into a road, and the road had changed
into a path and the path was about to
be tiansfornied into a squirrel track
and run up a tree, I halted my man.
The towering trees formed a jungle
abovo my head and on every side ex
cellent hiding places for wild beasts
greeted theeeas 1 surveyed the scene,
expecting almost any moment to see a
screaming varmint plunge out from
almost anywhere. 1 met a Malay with
a brown bear fastened with a chain.
He had captured it when it was a cub
and managed to inform me that he
now wanted S20 in silver for it which
is less than $8 gold. Learning that
jny jinrickisha man could not manage
English, I pointed down the backward
track, whereupon wo returned to the
city. Noticing a large sign bearing the '
inscription, "American goods for sale j
here," I entered and found an Aineri
can tauy in cmirgo 01 mc sioie wno m-,
formed me that I
was one mile trom i
the postoffice and that 1 had been
in a country where some of the tales of
wildest adventure have their setting.
Pythons, boa constrictors and tigers
thcro keep each other company, but
are most numerous thtee miles further
away to the eastward I was told. After
a pleasant visit at this social place I '
visited the Anglo-Chinese school. I
mailed that letter, however, on finding 1
the postoffice less than half a block
from the landing place. My jinrickisha
man had doubtless taken me to be an
adventurer desiring to get acquainted
with the wilds of jungle life and there
fore made a bee line for the hunter's
Here and at Singapore shipping is
abundant. Among the exports are
pauper, india-rubber, sugar, rice, sago,
tapioca, spices, dye-stuff, coffee, tea,
In overv citv from Yokohiiin to IV '
Inoierj cit It om Yokohama to 1 c ,
,mne the Chiiicso are the propr.etors
with multiplied miliums of camtal, and
live in palatial residences. The Hong ,
Kong and Shanghai banks with branches
in nearly eveiy oiiental city of the far
iriii:if 'if 1 :iiiii iiii. 1
cast is owned and operated principally
by the Chinese, and it is reputed to be
second in rank to the Bank of England
among the wot Id's financial institutions.
After seeing so much of the Chinese
at their best as well as the Chinese at
their worst, I recognize the ground up
on which my Shanghai informant based
bis opinion, which I questioned, when
he asserted that the best of the Chinese !
were at par with the best of any other
nation and that the lowest of the Chi
nese are no lower than the lowest of
4lm lnn i lir. fminrt nlcou'liprn milnll! '
the world's multitudes. While I do
not thus rank the Chinese, I am willing
to record my conviction that no more
commendable or praiseworthy under
taking was ever launched than when '
the missionary societies undertook the 1
ijyaugelizing and christianizing of Chiua, 1
Japan, Borneo. 1 bad studiously read
volume after volume on missions, but '
when my eyes beheld the tremendous '
work accomplished 1 was actually
ashamed of myself that 1 had ever en
tertained a doubt as to the utility and
necessity of the work and the unspeak
able transformations so signally
wrought by the power divine that I am
forced to confess in the words of the
Queou of Shaba on visiting Jerusalem,
"The one half was not told mo." 1
have stocked myself with facts obiorvod
upon the battlefields of mieaions, armed
THE INDIAN OCEAN
with which 1 urn toady to cross the
Rubicon on the missionary proposition'
without fearing either man or devil, j
"Go ve into all the wot Id, and meach
the gospel to every creatine" is an un-
alterable dictum, and 1 am glad that onu withstood the Gennan, I hurled at
the chinches and the nations of earth m'" philippics from Latin masterpices,
aie obedient to that command. and if these failed I poured forth 11
I was shown a tract of land in the 1)last f,om S0111C Gicck classic that I
heart of Singapore worth $5,000, which happened to remember. Gteek as a
the government offeied to present to-lnBl rusoit was a perfect antidote. I
the mission board if the .latter would j rmncmher of having held a crowd at
agree to erect a building thereon tobei1)av Kandv by resoiting to such
used in christian work. Recognizing' tactics. The best pat t of it all was to
the itnpottanceof the christian work know that I had evaded their tactics,
now being done in Singapore.tho govorn-1 !Uul collltl cllJy "ysclf as 1 listened to
ment pays $3,000 per year to assist in j tlll!n conversation as thev undertook to
maintaining that work as the help that decipher my nationality.
comes from America is not sufficient. J 1' - Horn.
T . r . ., , . ., . ... I (To '' continued.
I, at first, thought it strange that a! .
government subject to Great Hritian i j. K. TaRRart ,1M returnej to A1Hance
should be paying cash to an American after a f(JVV weeks spenl nl llis ranch in
board, but it is all plain when I reinem- North Dakota. Mr. Taggart is a veteri-
ber that religion is not circumscribed , nary and lias inserted an ad in this paper.
or measured by national boundary lines.
Right is right the wotld round; right is
always right and wrong is always
wrong; tight is never wrong and wrong
is never right regardless of whether it
is hot or cold, clear or cloudy either on
this or on that side of the globe.
My next venture will be upon the
Indian ocean to Ceylon, a distance of
neatly 1,300 utiles. As the smoke rolls
from yonder's huge black funnel, 1 am
reminded that preparation is being
made for another battle with the waves,
Coal has been stored till the bunkers
are full. The iron giatits in the vessel's
hold havo been carefully groomed. Pro
visions have been stacked to the ceil
ings of the store rooms, and all is teady
for the sea.
"The sea, the sea, the gray old sea,
What a merry and brave old lte.n t
A fellow of infinite jest and whim,
And nothing can come amiss to him.
If the winds are hushed hecaresnot.he.
He can sleep till they wake when
soever that be
WUh hg head on the grand piled clouds
And his feet where the evening veils
Calcutta, India, Jan. 20, 1003.
Ceylon, the beautiful: Ceylon, the
charming isle of the Indian ocean,
lingers in memory as ever ptesent com
pany. Nature has been paitial to its
mountain scenery and prodigal in lavish
ing upon it a wealth of beauty. Besides
embracing the typical features of both
the Rockies and Sierras, an additional
strain of exquisite beauty is added by
giving the entite jewel a setting of tropi
cal luxuriance. He who stops at Co
lombo sees nothing but the museum in
the Cinnamon guldens, Kclani temple
, and a display of diamonds and other
precious stones in the bazars, while he
who pushes into the interior is a thous
andfold repaid for hisovcry effort. At
no point have I been as impatient with
. .. .
baks,,ecsl1 us ,n Loy,on aml
southern hulia Jf the ialivus Cftn
speak auy o)iei. lailgInK0 bcsi(cs thdr
own it is UMiallv ,rllt;lisll. Consequent-
Jy when thcv a tQnm whjj wearg-
W. B. Erect Form
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For Sale By
' European or America:) dress, thc con
sider him to bo a never failing virtim of
'.their pleading. They have almost
onouRh imticnce to outdo Job at bis '
best. Thoy follow one along the street '
' from block to block bowing and mak
ing theimulves generally obnoxious. As
long as 1 anucred them in English my
pathwev was sfroun with thorns, but it
wan not to last. After escaping from
the Inst mie to whom 1 had betrayed
myself b the use of English, I undei-
tok Jo answer all others in Geintan
which they did not understand. IJefoif
that kind of a tontitit of language ni
l)csls wonl down like cornstalks befoie
u voung cyclone. If, however, a braver!
The First Presbyterian church
services in Hell's hall next Sunday
a. m. and 7 ,jo p. m.
locals on all pages of Tun
DR. SEYMOUR COMING.
Mr. John Fifer. No. 1C00 Washing
ton street, a gentleman well known In
this city, and whose many friends have
known of his having so much trouble
with his eyes, and which has greatly
retarded his work, etc., expresses his
gratitude for what is being doup for
h'm and the improvements that havo
already taken place In his general con
dition. LINCOLN, Neb.. Fell. 17, 1900. Dr.
V. I. Seymour, City. Dear Sir: I am
;ndeed grateful for the great assistance
rendered me by yourself and Dr. Cox.
U was Impossible for me to read In
.ho evening, and I hnve made several
insucressful attempts to be fitted with
proper glasses. My means being 11m
ted, I did not feel It possible to under
cake cucl: an expensive treatment and
f fear hat I should have lost my sight
xntirely had It not lmmi fnr- tim oi.-m
and generosity of these justly noted
'Plnll8ta. who have made it possible
for mo tfJ . thc(r Vft, b,
v,cps at a very modorato price. I am
very much Improved and for the first
yme ln raany moutll, navp bepn alo
GEO. A, HILL,
DEC. 30, 1902
List of Jurors.
The following is a list of jurors for the
term of district court commencing April
C. A. Snow
A. 1). Rodgcrs
J V. Christy
A. G. Hcdgecock
J. M. Ktthn
G. I.. Turner
V. I. Ashbaiigli
C. J. Mcnjanun
K. J. Hoon
J. C. Horlcin
R U. Shepard
W. P. Patterson
S. J. Wilson
fieo. D. Gaddis
C W. Lockwood
o read In the cvoning without tirlns
my eyes. Yours most respectfully,
No. 1C00 Washington Street.
The following Ictter.whlch was writ
ten in Mi3S Young's own handwriting,
will appear In the near future In fac
simile, together with the first letter
written by her to Dr. Seymour, when
she was able to see for the first tltno
ln her life sufficiently to use a pen.
This will be done that thoe who aro
Interested ln this most remarkable ease
may see for themselves what wonder
ful progress has been made in the two
years' use of her glasses:
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 31, 1900. Dr.
Seymour. Dear Sir: I am among tho
many who have become Indebted to
you since your first visit to this city,
and wish to thank you for your ser
vices. My glasses, r;pon which you
spout eo much of your valuable time,
havo nevor ceased to he a benefit and
a great blessing to me. Yours very
gratefully, LTZZI13 YOUNG.
1G10 A Street.
Don't forgot Dr.
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SS fin 1 LfQ I
This is the best selling and money making
article ever sold that gives satisfaction. Put on
in ten to twenty minutes time. After adjusted
they can be attached or detached instantly.
Write me for prices. CiliO. A. HILLS,
From now until Hay 1st I will conduct
a removal sale and will sell goods regard
less of cost. 1 expect to move into my
new store May 1st, and until then will
offer the greatest bargains in Clothing
and Furnishings ever placed before the
Repairing in all its
AI. O. Barnes,
Jeweler and Optician.
F. J. Brennan & Co,
Paints, Oils and Wall Paper.
horest Lumber Co.
Humber mh . .
I BuiibtiiG ibatenal I
Estimates Cheerfully Given. r S
WE MAKE ALL
In the Springtime
When you feel tired, listless, lazy, worn
out, that's when you need a Ood blood
purifier, tonic, bracer. What you need is
a bottle of our Sarsaparilla. I3races you up, makes
you feel ood and purifies the blood. Get a bottle of
us. If you're not satisfied let us know and we'll re
fund the money; that's a fair proposition isn'tit? We
wouldn't make it if we were not sure of our
preparation. Now's the time don't delay.
J. S. HEK1NEY, Proprietor.
i Hail orders promptly
attended to.- --
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DIPPING VATS. I
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