Epigraph: ""It is a cause of wonder that in the space of a human lifetime this great city should have risen from nothing . . . all in 95 years. . . But, knowing the difficulties your ancestors had to surmount to build this splendid capital, your present difficulties must seem small to you, surely? . . .Your ancestors, when they were laying the foundations of this splendid city, set their teeth firmly in the face of difficulties. You can do the same!" — Rear-Admiral Kayser, of the visiting Dutch Naval Squadron."