TWENTIETH CENTURY IMPRESSIONS OF BURMA.
steady increase in the numbers, and the first premises gradually grew to be inadequate to meet the growing requirements.
In 1890 the present handsome premises were built, and there is now ample accommodation, including a reading room, a card room, a drawing room, a ladiesa room, a billiard room, with three tables, and a large hall suitable for dancing and large functions. To meet the expense a loan of Rs. 75,000 was raised, of which sum Rs. 50,000 is still unredeemed. There is also outstanding a loan of Rs. 25,000 raised to cover the cost of the electric light installation.
The German Club is a social club, as distinct from a residential club. There are about fifty members, a large number considering there are not more than perhaps seventy-five Germans in Rangoon eligible for election. Visitors on the book also number fifty, and the only distinction between the full member and the visitors is that a member enjoys the privilege of voting and of paying a monthly subscription of Rs. 12^, whilst the visitor is deprived of voting power, and only pays Rs. 6 per month. There are no lady members, though ladies are frequently invited to the club to dances and large dinners.
Attached to the German Club, of which Mr. A. Koop is president, are ample and well-kept grounds. Here three tennis courts and a bowling alley are provided for the recreation of the members, and much use is made of them.
BURMESE. MRS. MAH MAY HLA OUNG, who had
the honour of entertaining the Prince and
Princess of Wales on behalf of the Burmese ladies, when their Royal Highnesses visited Rangoon in 1901, is a daughter of the late Sitkegyi Oo Tawlay, a descendant of the Talaings of the Kingdom of Pegu, and the
SOME PROMINENT BURMESE.
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