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. Review of reviews and world's work . THE BRASS BAND OF THE PUPILS OF THE GERMAN SCHOOL AT TONGA. EAST AFRICA FREXCHMAX AND GERMAN IN AFRICA 517 who would dare to say themnay if they should get to-gether on it. But whetherthe German diplomatic mindruns in this direction or an-other, the gain of Librevillewould be a great ad\antageto German sea-trade. Itwould no longer be profitablefor a ^Marseilles freighter tosteam farther southwardthan the Gulf of Guinea—and the German would havea monopoly of at leasthalf of the west coast.But it is this all-importantsea-trade that will makeGermany hesitate . Review of reviews and world's work . THE BRASS BAND OF THE PUPILS OF THE GERMAN SCHOOL AT TONGA. EAST AFRICA FREXCHMAX AND GERMAN IN AFRICA 517 who would dare to say themnay if they should get to-gether on it. But whetherthe German diplomatic mindruns in this direction or an-other, the gain of Librevillewould be a great ad\antageto German sea-trade. Itwould no longer be profitablefor a ^Marseilles freighter tosteam farther southwardthan the Gulf of Guinea—and the German would havea monopoly of at leasthalf of the west coast.But it is this all-importantsea-trade that will makeGermany hesitate

. Review of reviews and world's work . THE BRASS BAND OF THE PUPILS OF THE GERMAN SCHOOL AT TONGA. EAST AFRICA FREXCHMAX AND GERMAN IN AFRICA 517 who would dare to say themnay if they should get to-gether on it. But whetherthe German diplomatic mindruns in this direction or an-other, the gain of Librevillewould be a great ad\antageto German sea-trade. Itwould no longer be profitablefor a ^Marseilles freighter tosteam farther southwardthan the Gulf of Guinea—and the German would havea monopoly of at leasthalf of the west coast.But it is this all-importantsea-trade that will makeGermany hesitate longest be-fore plunging into a warwith England. Unless theBritish navy could be quicklyand completely crushed, the Hamburgfreighters would be driven from those seas atonce. It would take many navies to properly. THE STREET-CLEANING DEPARTMENT OF A GERMAN EASTAFRICAN TOWN AT WORK he is reported to be one of the largest stock-holders in the German merchant marine.The world at large need not be appre-guard that surf-ridden coast-line. And where hensive at the prospect of Germany playing a would fleets of warships coal if they were toremain indefinitely on outpost duty? At the close of any war between Englandand Germany, with or without France, themap-makers would be required to recolorthe map of Africa. Whichever nation mightwin at sea would have the others coloniesat its mercy. With the loss of colonies goesprestige and trade. That the Kaiser iskeenly interested may well be believed, for freer hand in African politics. Two-scoreyears and more have removed most of theskepticism about the Germans adaptabilityfor colonization. Perhaps he is less imperialin his upbuilding when compared with theFrench, but the isolation of his colonies for-bids vast railroad projects and ocean-to-ocean telegraph lin

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