T. Cook and son; J. H. de Bussy,
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KONINKLIJKE PAKETVAART M A ATSCH APPI J.
called "Berkellust" (Berkel-delight), the archives of which are to be found at the office of the Government official stationed there.
The steamer is obliged to anchor at a considerable distance from the shore, but a trip to land rewards us for our trouble. There we can visit the old and new campong, and, seated in the pleasant shade of the cocoanut-palms, refresh ourselves with the milk of their fruit.
Tontoli is chiefly engaged in making coprah and in fishing. On the reefs in the vicinity, a great deal of tripang is caught, whilst from the woods damar and rotan are obtained. The little place is entirely cut off from the surrounding districts; there are not even footpaths made through the dense woods that cover the high Tomini mountains in the rear. About twenty miles west of Tontoli, on a bay, lies the little place Sikoetoe, or Lampasio, whence a path leads through the bed of a river upwards to other small places on the Bay of Tomini. Here also the northern peninsula of Celebes is particularly narrow.
Tontoli and the surrounding islands were in former years notorious as resorts for pirates. In the year 1822 they were severely punished by the Dutch Navy, so that now piracy is never heard of. The population is not very great; the people are problably descended from Soeloenese pirates, and dwell in the north campong Ngaloe. The Boeginese traders, on the other hand, have settled down in the south-west campong Bahroe. Between the two is the house of the Government official and the school, which looks very neat and where instruction is given by a Macassar headmaster and assistant, to many Boeginese and Alfoer children. From here the steamer either goes direct to Kwandang or touches first atBwool.
Here the boat casts anchor in the Bay of Palehleh, before the little place of that name.
Twenty years ago, the actual
campong was destroyed by
the Dutch Navy, for piracy and has not since been rebuilt; only a few small poverty-stricken houses remain. The commander
entrance of a gold-mine in nortii-celebes.
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