A VISIT TO JAVA.
streets, the cathedral spire en evidence, tall warehouses, and handsome Government buildings. Watering-carts replaced the bamboo buckets in the streets, and English iron and stone work the quaint lamps and antiquated masonry. There the Dutch lived by themselves ; the wide streets, education, Christianity, were for them exclusively. Here it was otherwise. Even the native streets were well drained and lighted ; for the Englishman shares his civilization with the native races. The glory of the place is its splendidly turfed and tree-clad esplanade ; and in the centre of the broad carriage-road there stands the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, for five years Lieutenant-Governor of Java and the founder of Singapore.
The British occupation of Singapore arose so directly out of the cession of Java, that a description of the circumstances which led to this event will suitably complete my account of that country.
After some years' service as a clerk in the East India house in London, Raffles was despatched in 1805, when only twenty-three years of age,After some years' service as a clerk in the East India house in London, Raffles was despatched in 1805, when only twenty-three years of age,