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Bas Relief, Boro Boedoer.
Commercial Section a Business Notices.
The commercial interests of Java, Sumatra and the Dutch Indies generally are of such magnitude that it would require a large volume of its own, to deal with this important subject.
As the purpose of this work is, primarily, to point out the many wonderful advantages of these isles for the tourist and sight-seer, we Purpose merely to take a cursory glance at the commercial life of these countries and to mention, in condensed form, some of the business houses, who have added by their enterprise to the general welfare of the community, and who, at the same time, are of interest to the visitor.
With this object in view, short articles touching upon shipping, industries and mercantile matters are offered to the reader for information.
One of the principal factors responsible for the development, progress and prosperity of Batavia and Java and the Dutch Indies generally, Was, and still is, the establishment and maintenance of a first-class steamship service between Holland and these colonies, which was inaugurated ny the Netherland Line and the Rotterdam Lloyd. A short article, dealing with the principal feature of these companies, ports of call, etc., will Prove interesting.
The Steam Navigation Company, "Nederland," better known as the "Nederland" Line, and the Rotterdamsche Lloyd Steamship Company (Rotterdam Lloyd), in conjunction, maintain a regular weekly mail service between Holland and her East Indian possessions, under contract With the Dutch Government.