National Geographic : 1914 Oct
Photo by Erdelyi THE SALT STAIRCASE AT MAROSUJVAR, HUNGARY Salt deposits are believed to have been laid down by the subsidence of areas containing sea water, which evaporated, leaving the salt behind. These deposits occur in many parts of the world and are identified with a number of geologic ages. That feeling which in England finds vent in a letter to the Times, or in ex treme cases in a public meeting, finds its outlet here in the stoning of coffee-house windows by a free people and in the re fusal to pass the budget by the repre sentatives of the free people. Usually a government in a minority and unable to secure appropriation under constitu tional forms retires. In Hungary the government need not possess even its own confidence; it be ing the government of the King, all that is needed is Royal approval. The King's government must be carried on, but one thing it cannot do. Without the consent of Parliament it cannot levy nor collect taxes. But it can borrow; it can incur liabilities, and some day an indemnity bill, extorted by concessions which amount to nothing, sets all things straight.