SO ElI A CA UTA.
lroni Seracarl~i Solo to Soerahaja, once a ilav about 11 (iclocL in
Trains to l)jocjacarta ( (tail.
Soeraca rta genei'aliv called by the inhabitants of lava, Solo, is the
capita) of the sultanale Soerac~irta, and the (`itv ot the Stisunlian, `h'liis
place shows a i ~1it' di tl'erent aspect from I )jocjacarta.
it ha~ one goo(I hotel. The fluid Slier'.
Arriving at the stat ion we 5110(11(1 take a carriage wh icli is here called
"andoeng' to bring us to the palace of the Susunhan, wti ichi is the
name ol the Sultan. Ibis residence, inhabited t)V 1(14)0(1 l)eol)le an(t
surroun(lc(1 h~' high white walls, the ``dalem' palace of the Prince
Mangkoe-Ncgoro, the dwellings of the Solo Court dignitaries, the exten-
sive avenues of tamarind-trees, the little fortress "Vastenburg'', and the
European and Chinese quarters, lend this place a ver ~)icttmresqIIe
appearance, which is not to be met with anywhere else in the
lii order to obtain a peep ut the inside of the Kratomi, still more
interesting than the one at i)joejacarta, it is also necessary here to
call in the assistance ot the t~esutcnt.
At the con rts ut I)jocja and Solo, we tind a special ki mid of tiancer
called seijinpi. whilst the distinguished courtiers anti relatives of the
Sultan also maintain a col'ps (he ballet, called l)Cdu/U. 11 crc, moreover.