That is one of the most important matters. Due to this, travel by sea has increased, surpassing in numbers travel by land. Whoever can get to his destination by sea, avoids the land route completelybecause of the distance. It is not necessary to mention [however] that a sea voyage runs into great perils, like heavy storms, mal functioning of the steamer’s engines, fire hazard on board ship, contrary winds, encountering  foes during the voyage, restric tions of passage imposed by several states [quarantine regulations?], and so forth. This is known and does not require further mention.