National Geographic : 1908 Sep
As SEEN FROM A DUTCH WINDOW 631 Photo and Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, New York PICTURESQUE AND THRIFTY DUTCH COUNTRYWOMEN WITH MILK PAILS BALANCED ON WOODEN YOKES believe Providence will save her because of her benevolence to the poor." The perambulator passing by suggests the joy its occupant brought to the home of which it is now a part. Its appear ance was regarded by all relatives and friends as a very happy event. In some parts of Holland the dwelling which a little stranger has thus mysteriously en tered possesses, by an old law, peculiar privileges and immunities. No outward disturbance is permitted to trouble for a fortnight the residence to which a son or daughter has been added. It is secure from legal executions, from duns and bailiffs; and soldiers, even in time of war, cannot be quartered on the prem ises. THE DUTCH ARE THE SECOND LARGEST HOLDER OF AMERICAN SECURITIES Across the canal that passes my corner is a building into and out of which men are constantly passing. It is an unpre tentious house, quite like its residential neighbors. It is only upon coming near that the brass door-plate can tell you that here a banking business is conducted.