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Modern Holland

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municipal university of Amsterdam a commercial faculty will be founded in the near future.

A special Technical College is estabüshed at Delft for engineers and technologists, where as many as 1400 students follow lectures.

A private Commercial Academy has recently been instituted at Rotterdam, wbilst Utrecht besides its university possesses a Veterinary College. The Dutch Agricultural Academy is established at Wageningen on the Rhine near the town of Arnhem. In recent years quite a number of Popular Universities have in rapid succession arisen in the towns of Amsterdam, the Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Arnhem, which have at once attracted thousands of attendants.

Another feature of the general longing for knowledge is the rapid springing up of institutes for

teaching by correspon-

dence, after the American example.

Public libraries, too, have lately gained in importance. The Royal Library at the Hague, which has existed for a long time past, now possesses more than a million books, pictorial works, etc.

The University Liraries,also datingfrom a long time past, af ford free admission to any one. Everywhere people have the run of the libraries jpunded by the "Society for the Benefit of the Public".

University at Groninguen.

At present there are also some new public libraries established at Rotterdam, Amsterdam, the Hague, etc. all being much frequented though they are not in the same grand style as the American libraries.

The general administration of education in Holland rests with the government. A special Ministry has recently been instituted for this purpose, which promises great plans for reorganization. In particular vocational instruction will be regulated, which has already been generally furthered by the industrial schools, etc. Commercial education, of so much import in a country üke ours, will be managed separately.

For Fine Arts, which will be treated in another chapter of the present book, several schools and academies have been founded in this country, only part of which are official institutions. The private Company for the Promotion of the Musical Art has successfully cared for the creation of schools of music.

Education in Holland, as outlined above, is in general as many-sided as anywhere else, though on all sides it leaves room for extension and enlargement, whilst the various institutions particularly might open their doors to a still wider range than heretofore.

Something about sport.—Sport will be soon considered as a part of compulsory