Things were gloomy in Holland last week. There was unemployment. Fifty-five steamers were tied up at Amsterdam, a record number. There were strikes. At Enschede, in a textile walkout, 2,000 strikers stoned strikebreakers' houses, injured four policemen who tried to interfere. There were storms. The freighter Stanfies sank in the Zuider Zee with a loss of four men, including the captain. There was a money shortage. For several days it was doubtful if the country could redeem the $120,600,000 bond issue redeemable March 1. Queen Wilhelmina did her bit. To lighten the...

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