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that complications are not to be expected. with Bali, Flores, and Timor, and strong, We entirely confide in the sincerity of though ill-defined, rights to a vast extent these warnings, but confess ourselves of Borneo and New Guinea. They them. quite at a loss to understand whence, on selves estimate the area of their posses. the death of the present king of the Neth- sions in Asia at six hundred thousand erlands, disturbances are to arise. It is square miles, or three-fifths the area of not even rumored that the Dutch them. India, with a population of twenty-three selves object to the succession of the millions, and a revenue of at least a million. king's daughter, the little Princess Wil. Their position, moreover, is so central, helmina, or that they desire a republic, and their alliances with native chiefs are and there is only one external power so ramified, that it is not too much to say which has the means even to raise the that if they were supported by a first-class question. France has no claim, and puts power they might possess themselves forward no claim, either on Holland or firmly of the whole of the Eastern Archi. Luxemburg; the Austrian claims, once so pelago from Australia to the Philippines, real, were disposed of by the Treaty of a dominion which, though far less popuVienna, and there remains only Germany lous than India, would be greater in area, which could benefit even by successful and probably richer in fertile land, thick interference. It is understood, however, forests, and universal resources. Part of that Germany consents to the devolution it, too, would be suitable for European of Luxemburg upon its heir, the me settlement, that is, if the Germans, like diatized Grand Duke of Nassau, who is the Spaniards, would consent to acclimaaccepted by the Luxemburgers, and it tize themselves in lofty and healthy, would be difficult even for the German though undoubtedly more than semi-troplawyers who argued the case of Schleswig. ical, regions. Possessed of the Dutch Holstein to make out a colorable right to East Indies, Germany would have ample interfere in Holland.

employment for her navy, now too much That the German government would bconfined to northern waters, and might like, if it could, to include Holland within within half a century, by good managethe empire may be conceded without dis- ment and persistent effort, develop them cussion. The Germans look upon the into a second India. They could find opDutch as their cousins, and the Dutch portunities of wealth and distinction or marshes as their own natural road for maintenance for at least a hundred thou. reaching the North Sea. The Rhine, sand Germans, and this even if no Gerthey say, deposited Holland, and it is nat- man put his hand to a plough. It is known ural to a people who own the upper waters that this vision did at one time flash before of any great river to desire the rich low- Prince Bismarck, who, in 1871, mentioned lands which lie along the debouchure of it publicly in a speech ; and it is not imthe stream. The Germans, too, long, as possible that it may have attracted the they admit, and as is well known, for present emperor William II., who greatly "ships, colonies, and commerce," and the desires the enlargement of his navy, and possession of the Netherlands would bring who thinks that Germany has scarcely atthem all three. By exempting the Dutch tained the world-wide influence consonant from the military conscription, but sub- with her great position in the European jecting them to maritime service, they family. It is not to be wondered at that would gain a body of sailors and naval such a prospect should prove attractive to officers adequate to the maintenance of a ambitious men, or that diplomatists who large fleet, and they would at the same are not so scrupulous as their English time acquire a grand and well-consolidated rivals should have studied the chances colonial empire. The Dutch possess in presented by the change in the Dutch farther Asia, besides the island of Java, of succession, which seem great to them, which alone the English often hear, the though they do not to Englishmen, with islands of Celebes and Sumatra, together I some aitentiveness.

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that complications are not to be expected. with Bali, Flores, and Timor, and strong, We entirely confide in the sincerity of though ill-defined, rights to a vast extent these warnings, but confess ourselves of Borneo and New Guinea. They them. quite at a loss to understand whence, on selves estimate the area of their posses. the death of the present king of the Neth. sions in Asia at six hundred thousand erlands, disturbances are to arise. It is square miles or three-fifths the area of not even rumored that the Dutch them. India, with a population of twenty-three selves object to the succession of the millions, and a revenue of at least a million. king's daughter, the little Princess Wil. Their position, moreover, is so central, helmina, or that they desire a republic, and their alliances with native chiefs are and there is only one external power so ramified, that it is not too much to say which has the means even to raise the that if they were supported by a first-class question. France has no claim, and puts power they might possess themselves forward no claim, either on Holland or firmly of the whole of the Eastern ArchiLuxemburg; the Austrian claims, once so pelago from Australia to the Philippines, real, were disposed of by the Treaty of a dominion which, though far less popoVienna, and there remains only Germany lous than India, would be greater in area, which could benefit even by successful and probably richer in fertile land, thick interference. It is understood, however, forests, and universal resources. Part of that Germany consents to the devolution it, too, would be suitable for European of Luxemburg upon its heir, the me settlement, that is, if the Germans, like diatized Grand Duke of Nassau, who is the Spaniards, would consent to acclimaaccepted by the Luxemburgers, and it tize themselves in lofty and healthy would be difficult even for the German though undoubtedly more than semi-trop lawyers who argued the case of Schleswig-ical, regions. Possessed of the Dutch Holstein to make out a colorable right to East Indies, Germany would have ample interfere in Holland.

employment for her navy, now too much That the German government would confined to northern waters, and mig like, if it could, to include Holland within within half a century, by good manage the empire may be conceded without dis. ment and persistent effort, develop the cussion. The Germans look upon the into a second India. They could find opDutch as their cousins, and the Dutch portunities of wealth and distinction or marshes as their own natural road for maintenance for at least a hundred the reaching the North Sea. The Rhine, sand Germans, and this even if no Ge they say, deposited Holland, and it is nat- man put his hand to a plough. It is known ural to a people who own the upper waters that this vision did at one time flash belon of any great river to desire the rich low. Prince Bismarck, who, in 1871, mentionad lands which lie along the debouchure of it publicly in a speech; and it is not the stream. The Germans, too, long, as possible that it may have attracted the they admit, and as is well known, for present emperor William II., who treat "ships, colonies, and commerce," and the desires the enlargement of his navy, possession of the Netherlands would bring who thinks that Germany has scans them all three. By exempting the Dutch tained the world-wide influence coason from the military conscription, but sub- with her great position in the Euro jecting them to maritime service, they family. It is not to be wondered al would gain a body of sailors and naval such a prospect should prove attre officers adequate to the maintenance of a ambitious men, or that diplomatist large feet, and they would at the same are not so scrupulous as their El time acquire a grand and well-consolidated rivals should have studied the chan colonial empire. The Dutch possess in presented by the change in the farther Asia, besides the island of Java, of succession, which seem great to which alone the English often hear, the though they do not to Englishme islands of Celebes and Sumatra, together some attentiveness.

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