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exporters of "kapok" in the world. The Managing Director of the Company is Mr. H. Heimessen, a gentleman who has been singularly successful in establishing important business connections in the principal markets of Europe, America and Australia.
Reference should be made to another large export house, the China and Java Export Co., whose head office is in New York, U.S.A., with head agency and branches respectively at Sourabaya, London, Amsterdam, Samarang, Batavia, Tegal, Shanghai, Hangkow and Tientsien. The bulk of their trade is in tapioca, kapok, cocoa, peanuts, copra and sugar, while maize, citronella oil, copra and castor oil seeds and hides and skins form no inconsiderable portion of their dealings.
In Sourabaya we find another branch of Messrs. E. Dunlop e Co., Batavia, which it situated close to the "Salamander" Pharmacy. The premises are of larger extent, perhaps, than those of the other branch offices, and the stock is of the most up-to-date kind, from tourists' requisites, such as trunks, portmanteaux, etc., curios and fancy goods, to cigars, cigarettes, tobacco and other smokers' requirements, and a large assortment of sundries.
A large bulk store in another portion of the city is used as a wholesale department of the firm, who are doing a very extensive business throughout the surrounding country districts.
Another large firm of machinery merchants is that of Messrs. Ruhaak and Co., Ltd., who carry a large and varied stock of agricultural implements, tools, electric light and power plants, which latter are often installed by them in factories, private houses, halls, etc.
Not far from one of the clubs of Sourabaya we notice on our way through the city the line pile of buildings occupied by Messrs. Carl Schlieper e Co., as general machinery merchants, etc. The firm are large importers of all goods connected with the ironmongery business, as also with the machinery trade generally. During the year 1911 this house rebuilt and considerably enlarged their Batavia premises, bringing them also in line with the requirements of their increasing clientA le.
Adjoining the leading cafA(c) of Sourabaya in Passar Besar are situated the handsome pharmacy and parlor of the N.V. Apotheek dc Vrifcndschap,