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what is required. Articles of household furniture, including bedsteads, mirrors, carpets, lamps, and pianos, even carriages and harness, are imported from Holland, Germany, France, England, and recently from America. In addition there are ladies' and gentlemen's outfitting departments stocked with goods from the centres of European markets. The firm have established a large connection, not only in the city, but throughout the whole of Netherlands India.
Close to the offices of the ScheepsA gentuur (K.P.M. Agency) across the square we reach the printing establishment of Messrs. Fiihri e Co., who have been established for over fifty years as booksellers and stationers, acquiring a large business connection during that period.
Almost every tourist visiting Sourabaya will be advised to pay a call to that quarter of the city where the "Bombay" shops are situated. There is no denying that business men of this section understand the art of displaying their goods so invitingly, as to tempt a stranger to enter their shops and become a purchaser. The unfortunate part for the latter is usually his want of accurate knowledge regarding the quality and value of the goods, and care should be exercised in the choice of shops to be patronised. There is one firm to which visitors may be recommended, i.e., Messrs. Inagaki e Co., a branch of the firm in Kioto, Japan, who offer silk and fancy goods in great variety, and may be relied upon.
Bas Relief. Boro Boedoer.
Although only sparsely populated, Sumatra has, by virtue of its natural advantages and resources, grown into the second important
centre of Dutch activity. The progress MEDAN-DELI 's Part'cularty noticeable in Medan-Deli,
where the tobacco industry has been responsible for the establishment of many progressive business houses, the leading firms being Messrs. van Nie e Co., Giintzel e Schuhmacher, Ltd., Harrison Grosfield, Ltd., Kerkhoff e Co., and Naudin ten Cate and Co.