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The surpassing charm of the Far Eastern journey lies in abounding variety. The sense of novelty is never sated. On his westward
way each port at which the tourist lands opens to him a glimpse
of a civilization entirely different from any hitherto seen. In the
common apprehension the Japanese are generally associated with
the Chinese as one and the same race, whereas the two people
differ greatly from each other.
A like contrast is at once noticed between the lands themselves as the "Empress," after a passage of thirty-six hours from
Nagasaki, comes in sight of the flat immensity of the great Yangtse.,
plain, on the border of which lies Shanghai, its next port of call.
The flatness of the scene is so huge as to be positively majestic, not
a vestige being left of the toy-like prettiness of Japan. The traveller
is fat once impressed with the hugeness of the vast empire he is now
approaching, his interest being immensely increased by the mani-
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fest signs of the great change now taking place in its immemorial
civilization, betokening its coming influence in shaping the destinies of the modern world.
The broad Yellow River, up which the traveller passes after
the "Empress" reaches her anchorage at Woosung, is but one of the
innumerable branches of the delta of the Yangtse, a waterway
whose sources are 2,500 miles distant, it being only one of the vast
network of the water communications in the empire, forming the
chief factor by which the Chinese people, brought into intimate
contact with each other, have attained their wonderful civilization.
Western influences have thus far touched only the seaboard
fringe of the empire, but how potent they have already become is
at once manifest as the traveller passes, on the river approach to
Shanghai, the miles of factories, shipyards and wharves which line
the banks below this great and enterprising seaport of the Far East.
The first essential care of the tourist landing in China must
needs be attention to the complicated currency in use in the empire.
The Bund, Shanghai,  China
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The currency of Shanghai and other treaty ports is the tael,
which is a Chinese weight of silver, divided as follows:
10 candareens or tael cents == 1  mace,
10 mace = 1 tael.
There is also the "cash," a copper coin which averages about
1,500 to a tael.
The tael is the commercial currency, being practically confined to large transactions in merchandise, the buying and selling
of land, stocks and debentures, etc. Therefore, the tourist will have
little or nothing to do with this monetary unit, or with the "cash,"
which is used by the natives.
The coin most extensively used is the Mexican dollar, a silver
token which is on the decimal principle, divided into one hundred
cents and having as subsidiaries five, ten and twenty cent pieces.
Both the tael and Mexican dollar fluctuate according to the
rates of exchange on London, New York, etc., which are quoted in
the daily papers. The leading banks also issue notes for one, five,
ten dollars and upwards.
The following points should be carefully remembered by travellers, namely:
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There are many spurious coins in circulation.
Hongkong and Singapore dollars are usually at a discount and
in some instances will not be accepted.
Small coinage is subject to forgery.
Do not carry more small money than is necessary. The best
method of carrying money is in notes and it is advisable to obtain
these from the banks.
Approximately, the tael is one-third more than a Mexican
Astor House Hotel Company, Ltd.—Electric lighted, steam
heated, 200 bedrooms with private bathroom attached to each—
7 Whangpoo Road, Hongkew.    Cable Address "Astor Shanghai."
Codes A. B. C. 5th Edition, Western Union.
Daily rates (Mexican), $6.00 per day and upwards. One
month, 10 per cent reduction on daily rate. For longer periods,
special terms can be obtained. Large parties of tourists, special
terms will be quoted to suit their wishes, which will be carried
out as far as possible.
Mounted Police of Shanghai
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Chinese Restaurant on Nanking Road, Shanghai
Palace Hotel, 19 Bund and 2 and 4 Nanking Road.
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Single rooms from   $ 8.00 $50.00
Double rooms from.........    14.00 85.00
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Hotel Des Colonies Co., Ltd., 72 Rue Montauban.
From (Mexican) $5.00 to $14.00 per day, according to accommodation.
Mercantile & Family Hotel, 18 Nanking Road.
One person in room from (Mexican) $2.00 to $4.00 per day
and from $60.00 to $105.00 per month.
The Missionary Home, 38 Quinsan Road.
. Single room, $2.75 to $4.50 (Mexican.)    Two in a room, $5.00
to $7.00 (Mexican) per day.
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No. 11, Lane, Crawford & Co., General Stores.
No. 14, Hall & Holtz, General Stores.
No. 32a, Dunning & Co., Dry Goods.
Corner Kiangse Road, Brewer & Co., Booksellers and Stationers.
Corner Kiangse Road, Weeks & Co., General Stores.
No. 13, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., General Stores.
No. 2, Industrial Mission Depot, Laces, etc.
No. 2b, Kuhn & Komor, Art and Curio Dealers.
No. 16, A. S. Watson & Co., Druggists and Chemists.
No. 2c, Llewelyn & Co., Druggists and Chemists.
No. 573, Denniston & Sullivan, Photo Supplies, etc.
No. S3, Max Noessler & Co., Booksellers, Stationers.
No. 39 & 4, Tabaqueria Filipina, Tobacco, Cigars, etc.
Corner Honan Road, Hope Bros. & Co., Jewellers.
Nanking Road, Shanghai
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Luen Wo, 41 Nanking Road.
Whing Fat & Co., 27 Nanking
Wo Shing, 202 Kiangse Road.
Hung Chong & Co., lib Nanking Road.
Laou Kai Fook & Co.,Corner of
Kiukiang and Honan Roads.
Kiu Woo, 116 Honan Road.
Dah Luen, 105 Honan Road.
Kiu Chwang, 114 Honan Road.
Chai Luen, 147 Honan Road.
Austria-Hungary,   2a  Kiukiang
Belgium, 101Bubbling Well Road.
Republic of Cuba, 39 Whangpoo
Denmark, 25 Whangpoo Road.
France, Rue du Consulat.
Germany, 9-10 Whangpoo Road.
Great Britain, 33 The Bund.
Italy, 112 Bubbling Well Road.
Japan, 1 North Yangtsze Road.
Mexico, 6 Yangtszepoo Road.
Netherlands (Holland), 169 Bubbling Well Road.
Norway, 6 Jinkee Road.
Portugal, 15 Ford Lane, Yangtszepoo.
Russia, 20 Whangpoo Road.
Spain, 19 Seward Road.
Sweden, 502 Avenue PaulBrunat.
United States, 36 Whangpoo
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Hongkong 6° Shanghai Banking Corporation, 12 The Bund.
Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China, 18 The Bund.
International Banking Corporation, la Kiukiang Road.
Russo-Chinese Bank, 15 The Bund.
Imperial Bank of China, 6 The Bund.
Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 14 The Bund.
Netherlands Trading Society, 7 Nanking Road.
Banque de VIndo-Chine, 1 Quai de France.
Yokohama Specie Bank, 31 The Bund.
Sino-Belgian Bank, 20 The Bund.
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Shanghai Horse Bazaar, Ltd., 36 Bubbling Well Road (Tel. No. 38).
Rubber-tired carriage and pony      1 st hour or part thereof..  $1-50
2d and subsequent hours
or part thereof, per hour      .50
horse     1 st hour or part thereof..    2.00
2d and subsequent hours
or part thereof, per hour      . 75
pair of ponies, 5 hours or part
thereof '.      6.00
pair of horses, 5 hours   or  part
thereof      8.00
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For each subsequent half mile or less..     .05
Engaged by time—       For each hour or less      .25
For each subsequent hour or less      .20
May be hired from the Universal Supply Company, 97
Szechuen Road, at (Mex.) $4.00 per hour, but can only be used
inside the foreign settlements, as there are no suitable roads
leading to points of interest in the vicinity of Shanghai.
The North China Daily News publishes a daily mail supplement, giving dates and hours of the closing of all mails.
Mails   for   Europe   (letters   and   postcards   only)   specially
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marked "Via Siberia'" are despatched every Thursday via Dalny
by the British, Chinese, German and French postoffices. Mails
(printed matter, samples, letters and postcards) for Europe via
Vladivostok close every Wednesday; via Dalny every Thursday,
and via Chefoo-Dalny every Friday and Saturday, at the Russian
postoffice, 42 Boone Road, Hongkew.
American, 36 Whangpoo Road.
British, 7 Peking Road.
French, 48 Rue Montauban.
German, 6-7 Foochow Road (corner 51 Szechuen Road)
Imperial Chinese, 9 Peking Road.
Japanese, 2 North Yangtsze Road, Hongkew.
Russian, 42 Boone Road, Hongkew. V
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trains, also map showing country through which it runs.
See fare list and pocket time table.
Distance from   Fares from Shanghai
1st Class    2d Class
Mex., $0.80
Woosung (see pages 132 to 135,
Darwent's Guide)       8 miles
Kunshan (or Quinsan) Gardens and fine reach of water
for picnics and boating
parties       32
Soochow (town and pagoda)..    53
Wusih (town and hill scenery).    80
Tahu Lake (easily accessible
from   Soochow or Wusih).
Changchow (very old monastery in full work, 300
monks in residence)  104
Chinkiang (Kin-San Temple
and Big Pagoda are well
worth seeing; Chao-San
Hill, in the middle of the
Yangtse River, is worth a
visit. The Kan-Lo Temple
was erected during the Han
Dynasty)  150
Nanking  193
(The celebrated mausoleum of the Emperor Hung Wu, with
other tombs and monuments, known as the Ming Tombs, are
just outside the eastern walls. The ruins of the world-famous
Porcelain Tower, once the most beautiful pagoda in China, and
the remains of Hung Wu's Palace are also of interest.)
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Visitors who are not pressed for time should take the opportunity to witness the famous bore or tidal wave exhibition, which happens daily at Hangchow, 150 miles distant, southwest, it being at
its best two days after the full moon. It is most favorably seen
from Haining. Hangchow Bay is shaped like a funnel, and as the
tide advances it is confronted by the river current and assumes a
wave-like formation with a height of some fifteen feet.
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The attractions in Shanghai itself are almost numberless. The
bright and beautiful city, the aspect of its streets giving it a strong
resemblance to the most enterprising of Western business marts,
is always a surprise to visitors, and when they take an afternoon
drive upon the famous Bubbling Well Road, the throng of fashionable turnouts will well-nigh make them imagine themselves in
London's Hyde Park. Then if they desire a sensation in the form
of one of the strongest contrasts to be found anywhere in the world,
a visit to the native city will furnish it in the fullest measure. Other
most interesting drives are on the Suiza Road, the Honan Road,
where are located the Chinese theatres, the drives to Siccawei, to
the Loongwa Temple and Pagoda, to the Point, and along the
Chinese Bund.
By those whose time affords an extended sojourn, the charming houseboat excursions along some of the waterways into the
interior should not be missed. These boats, fully equipped and
provisioned, can be obtained by applying at the hotel office.
After all, however, the great central attraction in North
China, of which Shanghai is the entrepot, is the famous capital of
the vast empire, the route to which, by steamer up the Yangtse
to Hankow and thence by rail, may be changed on return to
that via Tientsin and thence by steamer down the coast, the
whole trip occupying about twelve days. Should the reverse
route be followed, one day's sail suffices to reach Tsingtau, the
modern German town transplanted into Chinese environment,
and another to bring into contrast with it the purely Chinese port
of Cheefoo, with its beautiful harbour, covered with all manner of
quaint junks. On the third day the steamer arrives at the Taku
forts, famous for their futile defense, in the recent Peking trouble,
and enters the winding Peiho, with its constantly changing panorama of grotesque river craft, mud-built villages, and broad-spread
plains, covered with waving millet. Tientsin, still full of reminders
of its recent thrilling siege, is but three hours from Peking by rail.
Many have written of the wonderful temples and pagodas of
the Chinese capital, but few have attempted to record the fantastic
pageantry of its street scenes.    The traveller as he enters the city
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is amazed and bewildered by its ever-changing pictures and by its
endless variety of type and costume, European as well as Asiatic,
which everywhere greets his eyes.
After arriving at his hotel (the Wagonlits), recently built,
or the Astor House, a comprehensive view of the city is in
order. This is obtained from the parapet of the Tartar City>
whence he can get a clear idea of che four different cities of which
the metropolis is composed and of the entire topography of the
Prominent in the scene rises the great Temple of Heaven at
the south of the Imperial City, and just beyond it is the Altar of
Heaven in its white splendor. To the-west rises the Altar of Agriculture, where the emperor ploughs a furrow each spring. These
are all well worth a visit, the elaborate details of their workmanship
rivalling in impressiveness the grandeur of their aspect from afar.
Of the great wealth of temples and shrines to which added
interest is given by the decay into which they are falling, the visitors
will do well to select only a few, but from the number must not be
omitted the wonderful Llama Temple, the beautiful pavilion at the
entrance to which is but the introduction to- a series of architectural marvels in roof lines and decorative details of surpassing
artistic effect. The Pi Lun Tsu and the Temple of Confucius will
also be well worth visiting. Close beside the latter stands the Hall
of Classics, the entrance to which is another marvel of architectural
beauty, as is also the famous Yellow Temple, two miles outside the
Antung Gate. Near it is the Bell Temple, containing the largest
bell in the world, its surf ace carved in matchless relief.
In the Tartar City a genuine sensation is created by the extraordinary gateway effects along the line of streets, the tall, decorated
posts and vertical signs of the shops forming a veritable forest of
Asiatic and barbaric splendor.
A drive around the walls, where one encounters large caravans
of camels arriving or leaving for the deserts, leads the tourist in
imagination into the very heart of Asiatic life, the picture being one
that can never fade from his memory. We of the West, indeed,
are only just beginning to awake to the wonders of China, whose
marvellous land and art are perhaps the most underestimated
among those of all the regions of the world today.
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Returning to Shanghai, the alternative route via Hankow
affords the great opportunity of a glimpse of the interior of this
wonderful country which a few years ago was practically inaccessible to the tourist. Two days by rail carries him now through the
strangest of scenes to Hankow, the great port on the mighty Yangtse,
a city of 800,000 inhabitants, whose extensive cotton mills and
iron works betoken the march of Western influence. Thence the
sail down the river, six hundred miles, in one of the luxurious
steamers of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company, or of the
China Navigation Company, affords a panorama of delightful interest as well as an adequate picture of one of the great waterways which have been the chief factor in the building up of the
empire's immemorial civilization.
From Shanghai the "Empress," with two days more at sea
before reaching the terminus of the line by which the Canadian
Pacific stretches its length half way round the world, finally casts
anchor in the wonderfully beautiful harbor of Hongkong. Here the
scene has shifted from the horizontal lines of Shanghai's environment to mountainous grandeur and beauty, reminding one of the
matchless charm of the Mount Desert Isle on the coast of Maine,
whose attractions have made it the second Newport of America.
The three leading hotels are the Hongkong and King Edward
in the city, and the Peak Hotel at the peak.
The Hongkong Hotel is very close to Blake Pier and is centrally situated, near the general postoffice.
The King Edward Hotel is a first-class hotel of recent erection, situated in the central part of the city, on either side of Ice
House Street, leading from the Kowloon Ferry Wharf.
The Peak Hotel, at the upper terminus of the tramway, 1,200
feet above the sea-level, commands a magnificent view.
There are also the Connaught Hotel, in Queen's Road Central,
and numerous private hotels and boarding-houses, such as Kings-
clere, a large and handsome structure on Kennedy Road; Carlton
House, in Ice House Street; Pelham House, on Wyndham Street;
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Oriental Hotel, in Queen's Road. On the Kowloon Peninsula, the
other side of the harbor, there is the Kowloon Hotel, standing in
spacious grounds of its own.
It is a wise precaution to take the number of the chair or
ricksha when hiring.
Limits (city), Mount Davis W. to Causeway Bay E.
Two coolies—inside limits—one-half hour, 15 cents; one hour,
25 cents; three hours, 60 cents; six hours, 80 cents. Day, 6.00
to 6.00, $1.50.
Four coolies—beyond limits—one hour, 75 cents; three
hours, $1.50; six hours, $2.50.    Day, 6.00 to 6.00, $3.50.
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20 cents.    Every subsequent hour, 15 cents.
The Peak Tramway, from Garden Road, single, 30 cents.
Return, 50 cents.
The Kowloon Ferry from Praya, single, 15 cents.
Austria-Hungary,Princes' Buildings.
Belgium, Hotel Mansions.
Brazil, 47 Wyndham Street.
Chile, 171 Wanchai Road.
Denmark, Queen's Buildings.
France, Princes' Buildings.
Germany,   Glenealy   Buildings,
8 Wyndham Street.
Gautemala, 5 Zetland Street.
Italy, Zetland Street.
Japan, Queen's Buildings.
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Mexico, Queen's Buildings. Siam, 5 Queen's Road.
Netherlands, 31 Wyndham St.
Norway, Queen's Buildings.
Portugal, 47 Wyndham Street.
Russia, Prince's Buildings.
Spain, 24 Desvceux Road.
Sweden, 2 Connaught Road.
United States of America, Pedder
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St.   John's   Protestant   Cathedral,   the   Roman
Cathedral, the Union Church, St. Peter's Church.
The Hongkong Club, the German Club, the Lusitania Club,
the Victoria Recreation Club, the Hongkong Yacht Club. I?
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The Queen's Road Central is the principal shopping center
for visitors. The Clock Tower, the City Hall and Museum and the
Central Market, all in the Queen's Road Central, the Botanical
Gardens, the Bowen Road and Aqueduct, the Wong-nei-cheong
and Tytam reservoirs, the Dairy Farm at Pok-fu-lum, the Recreation Grounds and Cemeteries at Happy Valley, the Government
House and Mountain Lodge, the residences of H. E., the Governor,
the Peak, Mount Victoria and Signal Station.
Prior to 1841 Hongkong existed as a barren mountain isle.
Today with its beautiful city of Victoria encircling its harbour and
climbing far up the steep side of its lofty peak, with a population of
300,000, with its superbly constructed roads over every point of
vantage on the height, shaded by luxuriant trees and lined with
lawns and parks and blossoming shrubbery, it stands as a monument of British enterprise, stability and thoroughness.
Marble Hotel, Hongkong
The extended stay of the "Empress" at this, the terminus of
its line, allows the tourist a full week or more of unalloyed enjoyment. The tramway furnishes swift and easy access to the summit of the peak, 2,000 feet high, whence, in the bracing air at almost
all seasons, on winding roads whose every turn opens some new and
magnificent view of the city below, with its superb harbour filled
with the ships of all nations, a walk or chair ride becomes a constant
delight. Well has it been said that "No stranger, however unsympathetic, can pass along the streets and roads of Hongkong
without a feeling of wonder and admiration at the almost magical
influence which in a few years could transform this barren mountain-side into one of the most pleasant cities of the earth."
The tourist-is especially recommended to take the walk from
the Bowen Road Station of the peak tramway along the top of the
aqueduct to the point opposite the race course. The views of
the ravines there obtained and the scenery over the harbour and the
mountains of the mainland are wonderfully fine. The local guide
book should also be consulted for suggestions as to numberless
other charming rambles over the mountain.
V From Hongkong as a starting point, thanks to the vast system
of .waterways furnished by the delta of the Pearl River, at the
• centre of whose numberless outlets it stands, many points of extreme
■„ interest become easily accessible. With as much comfort and
luxury, and with as wholesome fare and attentive service as can be
-found at any Far Eastern hotel, this inland sea of China, for such
it is, with its charming shores ever close at hand, is almost as great
ah attraction as Hongkong itself, every point of interest being now
reached by the lines of the Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steamboat
'.: Company and of the China Navigation Company.
This picturesque city, founded by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, is full of interesting memorials of the past, notable
among which is that of perpetuating the romantic story of Camocus,
the author of the "Lusiad." It lies only forty miles from Hongkong and may be reached twice daily by the fine steamers
"Sui-An" and "Sui-tai."
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The Outer Harbour, Macao
The first glimpse of the ancient city as the steamer rounds the
point of the peninsula makes one imagine that he has been suddenly wafted to a coast town of Southern Europe, an illusion
greatly increased as the worn stone pavements are traversed, with
old moss-covered walls on either hand, churches and convents,
everywhere meeting his gaze. A few hours suffice for the exploration of the town and then the only drawback to a drive about ■
the environs is that the constant succession of charming views is,
liable to entail an attack of scenic dyspepsia. An evening with the
fan-tan players at one of the numerous establishments which have,
made the town the Monte Carlo of the Far East ends a day of
unique enjoyment.
Another day filled with genuine and multitudinous sensations ?
greets the traveller, who, after a night upon one of the fine river
steamers, awakes to find himself on the edge of a city famed all
over the world for its extraordinary sights, as well as for its babel of
sounds. Close to the pier is the Island of Shameen, reckoned the
best conducted of all the foreign concessions in the Far East. From
its hotel, the Victoria, it is but a step across the bridge into the
heart of a Chinese chaos. In a chair borne on the shoulders of
two stout coolies the dazed tourist is carried into a city the like
of which his eyes have never before seen.    Streets there are none,
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the narrow alleyways, barely wide enough to allow two chairs to
pass, requiring the utmost skill on the part of the bearers to thread
their way, with nerve-racking shouts, through the dense populace
with which they are already crowded. Even thus the transit is
all too swift, as the shops, with their bewildering displays of costly
goods and fabrics, meet the eye on either hand. The guide alone
knows, or is interested to know, where to stop, and ample opportunity is afforded for purchases of the characteristic products of the
busy mart. Innumerable also are the strange sights to be seen,
such as the Temple of the 500 Genii, the Kun Yam Temple, the
Hall of the 500 Genii and Entrance to Temple,  Canton
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Taoist Monastery, the City Hall, West Gate, the Kwong Hau
Temple, the Flowery Pagoda and the famous Water Clock.
Of the multitudinous industries of this vast hive of human
bees, those of special interest are the kingfisher feather workers,
the rice paper painters, the edible bird's nest venders, the Tung
Shing ivory and sandal wood workers, the jadestone shops and the
matting factories. A stay of two days is necessary to take in all
these characteristic features, but one is sufficient to cover what
will prove, even to the most blase tourist, a day of sensational
experience ever to be remembered.
The Hudson of the Far East
From the hurly-burly of Canton, the transition to the quiet
waters and lovely scenery of the West River, a route recently
opened to foreign travel some three hundred miles into the interior,
affords a most delightful change. The round trip from Hongkong
to Wuchow takes only five days on the comfortable and commodious
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steamers of the Canton & Macao Steamboat Company, the excursion so fitly capping the extraordinary variety of experiences furnished by the "Empress" line of travel, encircling half the globe,
that it should by no means be omitted, especially as by means of it
a glimpse of the interior of China, until recently practically denied
to the ordinary tourist, is now easily obtainable. The beauties
of the West River scenery, with its high mountain ranges, its deep
gorges, its green hills and cultivated plains, its groves of the feathery bamboo, its grotesque water craft, afford one of the loveliest
panoramic landscapes to be found anywhere in the world. Often
compared to the Hudson and bearing a strong likeness to it in its
natural features, it has to the Western tourist the added charm of
the novelty and quaintness of the people and customs to be seen
along its snores. '•■ ■ -11	
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Other Lands — Java, the Philippines, Burma and India
At Hongkong, the great centre of Far Eastern trade and commerce, its steamer lines radiating in every direction and affording
access to every coast port on the Eastern Hemisphere, the traveller,
bidding good-bye to the "Empress," which has so long been his sea-
home, can choose between any of the numerous travelling facilities
there at hand. Especially attractive to him as has already become
the sense of novelty in his Far Eastern journeyings, the lines which
will take him off the beaten track of ordinary tourist travel are
likely to make the strongest appeal. Regions which a few years
ago were only geographical names are now easily accessible from
Hongkong. A fortnight suffices to reach and explore the Island of
Java, the loveliest of all tropical resorts, apart from the interest
aroused by its superb temple ruins and ever-recurring reminders of
a past civilization. Manila and the Philippines are easily reached
and a week might be well spent in these beautiful United States
possessions. Or he may journey to Burma, another of the comparatively new attractions of the Orient, visiting Rangoon, with
its architectural wonders, and dwelling in the very midst of
Buddhistic life as it exists in that centre of its modern development.
Thence may follow, if so he wills, the multitudinous wonders
of India, the vastest museum of scenic and historic as well as of
architectural marvels that today exists in the world.
The trans-Siberian route is a quick way to reach St. Petersburg, Berlin or London. It is this part of the journey round the
world in which satisfaction is most likely to reach its culminating
point. Taken at the right season, in the winter months, not only
is the sea smooth, but the voyage is only of three or four days
between ports, at each of which is afforded a glimpse of a civilization entirely different from that of the last.
Having visited and enjoyed the varied experiences of Eastern
life, under the most favorable conditions of travel, it would be
only natural that the traveller would prefer to make his return
ticket read via one of the Canadian Pacific "Empresses," on the
outward journey on which his experiences were more than
ordinarily pleasant.
■;^;:'..,:,v..w..v/., j  ■;■>■...... CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Adelaide South Aus .
Antwerp Belgium,
Auckland N. Z.
Baltimore Md.
Battle Creek Mich.
Bellingham Wash.
Berlin Germany,
Bombay India.
Boston Mass.
Brandon Man*.
Brisbane Qd.
Bristol Eng.
Brussels Belgium.
Buffalo N.Y."
Calcutta India.
Calgary Alta .
Canton China.
Chicago III.
Cincinnati   Ohio.
Cleveland Ohio.
Cologne Germany .
Colombo Ceylon .
Detroit Mich.
Duluth Minn.
Frankfort.... Germany.
Glasgow Scotland.
Halifax N.S.
Hamburg Germany.
Hamilton Ont.
Hobart Tasmania .
Honolulu H. I.
Kansas City Mo.
Kobe Japan.
Liverpool Eng.
London Eng.
London Ont .
Los Angeles Cal.
Madrid Spain.
Melbourne Aus.
Minneap olis Minn .
Montreal Que.
Moscow Russia
Nelson B. C.
New York N. Y.
Niagara Falls N. Y.
Nice France.
Ottawa Ont!
Paris France.
Philadelphia Pa.
Pittsburg Pa.
Portland Me.
Portland Ore.
Quebec Que
Rome Italy
Sault Ste. Marie. .Mich.
St. John N. B.
St. Louis Mo.
St. Paul Minn.
St. Petersburg..Russia.
San Francisco Cal.
Seattle Wash.
Shanghai China.
Spokane Wash.
Suva  Fiji.
Sydney Aus.
Tacoma Wash.
Toronto Ont.
Vancouver B. C.
Victoria B. C.
Warsaw Russia.
Washington D. C.
Winnipeg Man.
.Australasian United Steam Nav. Co., Ltd	
.Thos. McNeil, Agent 25 Quai Jordaens
.Union S. S. Co. of New Zealand, Ltd	
.A. W. Robson. Passenger and Ticket Agent 127 East Baltimore St.
.E. C. Oviatt, Travelling Passenger Agent 363 Lake Ave.
. W. H. Gordon. Passenger Agent 1233 Elk St.
.International Sleeping Car Co 69Unter den Linden
..Thos. Cook & Son, Ewart Latham & Co	
.F.R.Perry, District Passenger Agent 382 Washington St.
.G. A. Titcomb, City Passenger Agent	
..J. E. Proctor, District Passenger Agent	
.The British India and Queensland Agency Co., Ltd	
.A. S. Ray, Agent 18 St. Augustine's Parade
.Thos. Cook& Son 41 Rue de la Madeleine
..International Sleeping Car Co Nord Station
. G. H. Griffin, City Passenger Agent 233 Main St.
..Thos. Cook & Son 9 Old Court House St.
. Gillanders, Arbuthnct & Co	
. R. G. McNeil 1 ie, District Passenger Agent	
.Jardine, Matheson & Co     	
.A. B. Calder, General Agent, Passenger Department 232 S. Clark St.
.A. J. Blaisdell.G. A. P. D Sinton Hotel Block, 15 E. Fourth St.
.Geo. A. Clifford, City Passenger Agent Cor. Superior and West Third Sts.
.Thos. Cook & Son 1 Domhof
.International Sleeping Car Co Central Station
.Thos. Cook & Son, Bois Brothers & Co	
.A. E. Edmonds, District Passenger Agent 7 Fort Street W.
. M. Adson, Gen. Passr. Agt., D. S. S. & A. Ry Manhattan Bldg.
.International Sleeping Car Co 17 Kaiserstrasse
.Thomas Russell, Agent 120 St. Vincent St.
.J. D. Chipman, City Passenger and Freight Agent 37 George St.
.C. F. A. Flugge, Agent   8Alsterdam
. W. J. Grant, Commercial Agent Cor. King and James Sts.
.Union S. S. Co. of New Zealand, Ltd	
.D. W. Craddock, General Traffic Agent, China, etc	
.Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd 	
.Ed Merchant, Travelling Passenger Agent 441 Sheidley Bldg.
. J. Rankin, Agent 14 A. Maye-Machi
. F. W. Forster, Agent 24 James St.
.H. S. Carmichael, General Passenger Agent 62-65 Charing Cross S. W.
.T. J. Smith, General Freight Agent 67-68 King William St. E. C.
.W. Fulton, City Passenger Agent 161Dundas St.
.A. A. Polhamus, General Agent, Passenger Department..609 South Spring St.
.Thos. Cook& Son 30 Calle de Arena
.International Sleeping Car Co  18 Calle de Alcala, Equitable Bldg.
.Union S. S. Co. of New Zealand, Ltd... 	
.R. S. Elworthy, Passenger Agent, Soo Line 410 Nicollet Ave.
.A. E. Lalande, City Passenger Agent 129 St. James St.
.International Sleeping Car Co Hotel Metropole
,W. J. Wells, District Passenger Agent	
.Allan Cameron, General Traffic Agent 458 Broadway
• International Sleeping Car Co 281 Fifth Ave.
. D. Isaacs, Agent Prospect House
. Thos. Cook & Son 16 Avenue Massena
.International Sleeping Car Co 2 Avenue Massena
. George Duncan, City Passenger Agent 42 Sparks St.
.Aug. Catoni, Agent 1 Rue Scribe
.Thos. Cook & Son 1 Place d'Opera
.F. W. Huntington, General Agent, Passenger Dept 619-631 Chestnut St.
.0. L. Williams, General Agent, Passenger Department 340 Sixth Ave.
.R. D. Jones, Ticket Agent, Maine Central Railroad Union Depot
.F. R. Johnston, General Agent, Passenger Department 142 Third St.
.Jules Hone, City Passenger Agent 80 St. John St., cor. Palace Hill
.Thos. Cook & Son 54 Piazza Esedradi Termini
.International Sleeping Car Co 93 Piazza San Silvestro
.W.J.Atchison, City Passr. Agt.; W. C. Sutherland Depot Ticket Agent
.W. B. Howard, District Passenger Agent 8 King St.
.T. J. Barnes. City Passenger Agent  725 Olive St.
.L. M. Harmsen, City Ticket Agent, Soo Line 379 Robert St.
. International Sleeping Car Co 5 Perspective Newsky
.G. M. Jackson, G. A. P. D.; J. H. Griffin, D. F. A. .645 Market St., Palace Hotel
.E. E. Penn, G. A. P. D Mutual Life Bldg., 609 First Ave.
.A. R. Owen, Agent	
.G. A. Walton, General Agent, Passenger Department 14 Wall St.
.Union S. S. Co. of New Zealand, Ltd	
.Union S. S. Co. of New Zealand, Ltd	
. C. H. Reade, Passenger Agent 1H3 Pacific Ave.
.R. L. Thompson, District Passenger Agent 67 Yonge St.
.H. W. Brodie, General Passenger Agent; J. Moe, City Ticket Agent.
.L. D. Chetham, City Passenger Agent 1102 Government St.
.International Sleeping Car Co Hotel Bristol
E. P. Allen, C. F. & P. A Bond Bldg., 14th St. and New York Ave.
. C. B. Foster, General Passenger Agent	
A. G. Richardson, City Passenger Agent Cor. Main St. and Portage Ave.
. W. T. Payne, Manager Trans-Pacific Line 14 Bund
Messrs. THOS. COOK & SON, Tourist Agents, with offices in all parts of the world, are agents
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and can supply tickets and information.
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