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factories in Java. Cotton is grown in the district of Samarang, where large plantations exist. In view of the rice cultivation, only that variety of cotton that will thrive between the rice seasons is planted here. It is almost impossible to enumerate in a limited space the many products of this fertile country, but the following may be mentioned: capsicum, cucumbers, arrowroot, potatoes, cabbages, onions, ginger, curcuma, cocoanuts, cloves, nutmeg, cocoa, vanilla, and kapok.
THE RUBBER INDUSTRY.
It is only of recent years that extensive cultivation of Para rubber has taken place in the Dutch East Indies, although great interest was manifested in the operations of planters in the Federated Malay States and Ceylon. When these were reaping the reward of their enterprise, Planters in Java and Sumatra realised the possibilities of the industry and obtained practically all their young plants from these countries. Formerly A nly the Rambong rubber tree was tapped, but owing to the great size to which they attain, allowing less trees to be planted to the acre, and the fact that good rubber cannot be obtained until the trees are many years A 'd, Para rubber trees have been selected for cultivation. Many large Plantations are scattered over the Netherland Indies, and in Sumatra states are rapidly being developed, both cultivated land and virgin forest being employed. In the latter case the planter or agent having inspected the area, applies to the Government for its use, which is then put up for