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Example or Silversmith's Art, Native Design, by J. Wolf, Samarang
Some little time ago an example of the silversmith's art was offered to Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina, of whose letter of thanks we present our readers with a replica.
There being only a trifling duty on jewellery, tourists are often attracted by the small prices of the goods obtainable.
One of the largest and certainly one of the most important import houses in Java .is the firm, LindetevA(c)s-Stokvis, who are trading with a capital of /g,000,000. This Company are the principal importers of machinery of every description, and represent in Java some of the best English, American, German, Dutch and Austrian manufacturing firms of engines, boilers, rice-threshers, road rollers, roofing, paint, metal fittings, rubber machinery, milling requisites, electrical appliances, etc.
The first care of a new arrival or tourist is to secure suitable Hotel accommodation. This is not a difficult task in Sourabaya, the Oranje Hotel being the recognised house to which the visitor unhesitatingly can be recommended.
The Oranje Hotel stands in large grounds and presents a most striking appearance, 011 account of the artistic design selected for the building by the owner and his architect. The structure occupies three sides of a square, allowing a well laid-out garden, facing the street, to complete the block. These sides are set apart for single and double sleeping apartments, each one having its own water service, with bathroom and lavatory attached, the sanitary arrangements being perfect. The main building contains a magnificent dining-hall, providing seating