are here in the Iieai't oF lie ancient kinghm it Maltirain. which
s\val'tus \vith the tliiusands 01 Pe0P1~' that are connected with the
Citirt. where the liti.th, the tijilille, ant the lower ai'istoct'acv ot Java
eel at hoiin', antI tlri~e round iii their eqiiipages. where we cait hrin
tin h~st idea ol the hie and cctil)atin nt the .Javanese, helo'e the
influence and the stipi'eniiiev of the Indian hovcrnment it a 5th]) to
the l'spnlic t'ch.~n nt tie Sultans.
.U this Solo, one truly reaches the heart nt native lava the Java
ot the .lavanese hut Islam S 01(1 empire is there narro\el down to
the kraton where [lie resent Susunhan lives,
`J'he sheet tile ot' Solo could well entertain one lot litany lays.
Native life is hut [lie least atlected hv foreign ways, and the local
color is all one could \`iSll. lucre are drives of great heaiitvabouL
the town, with tat' views d those two lovely sviumeti'ical peaks ~t1ei'api
intl .iItuli,,lu'. on one side, and ol the nuussive Mount Laun on the other.
In 1(i25 `J(i2f) the pi'int'e it the riiiglilv
.1 avul nese kingihuoti ol ~lui ti `ant. I rie(1 in
vain to dive the I)tttcli iiiet'cliant.s out I
Itutavia. wInch they had totinded lii hitS.
No' lid lie meet with i,~i'eater Success 10
1(i(id. ii) i'onltinction with the Prince nt
Mticassui,'. I"ilteen veal's later his sucCessli'
called in the assistance of the l)utcli Indian
(Oiii~iiliV against the saute Muic~issai'ese,
and ye ttieni Iihei'tv to huild factories
tr:idinu~ltonses . When lii' died, fleeing from
his pei's~'cn1oi's. it was the I)ntch (n)vernot'-
(;enei'a I who a ppointeit a new Sultan.
.\fiei' his death in 17(t3. the l)utchi-fiuhiuii
Cotiipanv placed a pt' nec ntmn the throne,
hit' \Vlloui it had to light a hloodv battle
against his enemies. who contested his
right In it.
,\t'ter renewed wars, the i'ilei' of Matai'unii
and the tot tuler of Soeracarta. \V~S (`0111-
pelted in 1713 to swear the oath ol alle-
giance to the Dutch Cout ~c~ny H(~ resigned
Ii it the whtile ot' the North Coast, and
nit us (leatiltIetI bequeathed to the l)titcli Company his entire realm,
\vlIicli wuth then rent by the rebellion of hi~ brother, liii blind son,
ruiie veal's Out, was then placed upon the throne, and, alter a long wai-,
the i'ehelhious brother Was a])poiflled teahtv Sultan of \`est \lataj'a iii
i. e. l)jocjaknrta.
.\ few ~`ears later the Cuililtany was called 1.ih)Ofl to settle a t~ ttarrej
bet~veeii these two jiarts of' the divided kingdotii. and in 151(1 the Go-
i'a1l(l(t/~'. ( \O/iP' (l(1It('tJ'S)