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Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu, James Legge (trans.)

Some Experiences of an Irish R. M.

Edith Somerville and Martin Ross

The Characters of Theophrastus


A week in New York

by Ernest Ingersoll


AN arrival in New York, or any other large city, alone and for the first time, is an ordeal to which many persons look forward with justifiable dread. What shall they do first—whither shall they go—what arrangements are to be made regarding baggage—how shall they find the proper way—how escape mischievous misleading of some sort and unnecessary expenses? These questions occur to many inexperienced travelers; and it is the purpose of this chapter to answer them, as to New York, as explicitly as possible.

The Metropolis has many entrances. A dozen regular lines of steamships bring passengers from Europe, and many others from South and Central America, the West Indies, and the ports along the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic coast. Lines of steamboats connecting with railroads come down the Hudson and from Long Island Sound. Five great railway termini stand upon the western bank of the Hudson and are connected with New York by ferries. Long Island is covered with a network of roads, and it is proposed to construct at the further end of the island a great ocean entrepot, which would make that approach a very important one. Finally, in the very heart of the city, stands the Grand Central De'pdt. It will be well to point out distinctly the landing places of passengers arriving by any one of these routes, beginning with the ocean steamships. Cabin passengers may go ashore as soon as the vessel is made fast and will find CustonHouse inspectors ready to examine their baggage on the wharf without delay. Pick out your trunks, give to the inspector your "declaration" and your keys, be polite and good-tempered and the ordeal is quickly and easily passed.

Steamship Landings.


Anchor Line.—Pier 41 (new), N. R. (North River), foot of LeRoy st.; office 7 Bowling Green. (Liverpool, via Queenstown.)

Compagnie Generate TransatUmtique.—Pier 42, N. R., ft. of Morton st.; office, 3 Bowling Green. (French line to Havre.)

Cunard Line.—Pier 40, N. R., ft. of Clarkson st.; Office, 4 Bowling Green. (Liverpool, via Queenstown.)

Guion Line.—Pier 38, N. R., ft. of King st.; office, 35 Broadway. (Liverpool, via Queenstown.)

Hamburg American Packet Company.—Hobokcn; offices, 37 and 61 Broadway.

(Hamburg, via Southampton.) Inman Line.—Pier 43, N. R., adjoining Christopher St. ferry; office, 6 Bowling

Green. (Liverpool, via Queenstown.) "Monarch " Line.—(See Wilson Line.)

National Line.—Pier 39 (new), N. R.; office 27 State st (London.) Netherlands Line.—Jersey City, ft. of York st.; office, 39 Broadway. (Rotterdam and Amsterdam.)

Norddeutscher Lloyd (German) Line.—Hoboken, ft of 2d st.; office, 2 Bowling

Green. (Bremen via Southampton.) Red Star Line.—Jersey City, Pennsylvania R. R. pier, ft of Montgomery st. ; office,

6 Bowling Green. (Antwerp.) State Steamship Company. —Pier 34 (new) foot of Canal st.; office, 53 Broadway.


White Star Line.—Pier 45 (new) N. R. ft. of W. toth st.: office, 41 Broadway.
(Liverpool, via Queenstown.)
Other lines carry few, if any, passengers.


Atlas Steamship Company.—-Pier 55 (new), N. R., ft of W. 25th st.; office, 24 State st. (West Indies and Mosquito Coast ports.)

Clyde Steamship Company.—Pier 29, E. R., ft. of Roosevelt st.; office, 5 Bowling Green. (Charleston and Florida.)

Cromwell Line.—Pier 9, N. R., ft. of Rector st. (New Orleans.)

Honduras &" Central American Company.—Brooklyn, Atlantic Dock; office, 19 Whitehall st. (Kingston, Greytown, etc.)

Mallory Line.—Pier 20, hast River, Burling Slip; office, 362 Broadway (Galveston.)

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