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2. Bismarck Archipelago. — In November 1884 a German Protectorate was declared over the New Britain Arcliipelago and several adjacent groups of islands, which were then renamed together the Bismarck Archipelago. The chief islands of this archipelago are Neu Pommern (formerly New Britain), Neu Mecklenburg (New Ireland), Neu Lauenburg (Duke of York Islands), and New Hannover, Admiralty, Anchorite, Commerson, Hermit, and other islands. Cotton is cultivated (yield in 1897, 77,360 lbs.), and coco-nut palms (46,200 trees in 1897). The New Guinea Company has a trading station at Matupi. The chief exports are copra and cocoa-nut fibre. In 1896-97 (year ending March 31), the imports to the Bismarck Archipelago amounted to 700,000 marks. The Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon islands in 1896-97 were visited by 47 steamers and 113 sailing vessels, the total tonnage being 52,679 tons.

3. Solomon Islands. — Geniisiiiy owns the more northerly part of this group, including the islands of Bougainville, Choiseul, Isabel or Mahaga, and various smaller islands. Sandal wood and tortoiseshell are the chief commercial products. The islands are placed under the officials of Kaiser Wilhelm's Land.

4. May-shall Islands. — The Marshall Islands, consisting of two chains or rows of lagoon islands, known respectively as Ratack (with thiileen islands) and Ralick (with eleven islands), have belonged to Germany since 1885. European population in 1898 (January), 74 (43 German). The chief island and seat of the German Imperial Commissioner is Jaluit. There are planta- tions of coco-palm. Copra is the chief article of trade. The total production in the year 1896-97 was 2,366 tons. In 1896-97, 84 vessels of 12,333 tons entered the port of Jaluit.

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Arrangement between Great Britain and Germany relative to their respective Spheres in Africa. London, 1885 The same with reference to New Guinea. London, 1885.

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