passed through, a mile of laden boats were waiting, two or three deep, which pass through in their turn six at a time.
A few days afterward I went by steamer to Batavia, where I staid about a week at the chief hotel, while I made arrangements for a trip into the interior. The business part of the city is near the harbor, but the hotels and all the residences of the officials and European merchants are in a suburb two
PORTRAIT OP JAVANESE CHIEF.
miles off, laid out in wide streets and squares so as to cover a great extent of ground. This is very inconvenient for visitors, as the only public conveyances are handsome two-horse carriages, whose lowest charge is five guilders (8e 4d.) for half a day, so that an houra s business in the morning and a visit in the evening costs 16s. 8d. a day for carriage-hire alone.