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the name of the ship that brought the suspect to Java, and the name of its captaina a dim threat lurking in this latter query of holding the unlucky mariner responsible should his importation prove an expense or embarrassment to the island. Still another permita a toelatings-Mart, or a admission ticketa a -mustbe obtained if one wishes to travel farther than Buitenzorg, the cooler capital, forty miles away in the hills. The tourist pure and simple, the sight-seer and pleasure traveler, is not yet quite comprehended, and his passports usually accredit him as traveling in the interior for a scientific purposes.a Guides or efficient couriers m the real sense do not exist yet. The English-speak-hig servant is rare and delusive, yet a necessity unless A ne speaks Dutch or Low Malay. Of all the countries 0Qe may ever travel in, none equals Java in the difficulty of being understood; and it is a question, too, whether the Malays who do not know any English are harder to get along with than the Dutch who know a little.
Thirty years ago Alfred Russel Wallace inveighed against the unnecessary discomforts, annoyances, and expense of travel in Java, and every tourist since has repeated his plaint. The philippics of returned travelers furnish steady amusement for Singapore Residents; and no one brings back the same enthusiasm that embarked with him. It is not the Java -of the Javanese that these returned ones berate so vehemently, but the Netherlands India, and the state created and brought about by the merciless, cold-, rapacious Hollanders who came half-way rA und the world and down to the equator, nine thou-