A NEW JERUSALEM.
_ The opening of the " silly/ 1 - t eM ori Jn London coincides with tha arrival o f an Amerloaa faddist, who. fo! known In the Unlted^States-ae the. orjgh,atorof a jqqtoV ment for the redemption of Palestine;; Thlo gentleman, who has adopted- the name fa plum of Dr Sivartha, has, aocordIng to an American Interviewer, worked oqt oarefnl plans for the rebuilding of Jerusalem, with Its temples, publlo bnlraIngs, gates, and walls, In harmony /with the prophetio description of the Bible; It would seem that 1 Dr Slyaitha has no idea of eitabllshing a Jewish State, for,' although Jawa at present form ttie greater portion of the population of the Hojj City,; under the new ijctheme the : Jews proper will only form one-slxth of the population, the rest being English and'Amerlcan. V As soon as a sufficient number of people 1 are established In Jerusalem, Dr Stvarthsi whom the '"Jewish Messenger* of New York Btyles a "orank, 1 ' expeots that, thePowera of Enrope will nnlte m deplarlhg Palestine independent and national. Dr ; Slvactha intends to settle In Jerusalem, and to begin the work which he consider* it his mission to fulfil.. That he will be doomed to disappointment there la not inuoh room for doubt. The regeneration of Palestine is not. to be b*ought abont bf saoh plans ai have been evolved from the . brains of this enthusiast from the other side of the Atlantic. Dr Slvarthi Will; however, not altogether oast hli lot among strangers, for It la within our knowledge: that for some years past a small Ameribaq. colony, consisting exclusively of Qhriatlans, has been established m. the Ibxmedt- . ate vicinity of Jerusalem.' The members; of this little colony have ' voluntarily l expatriated themaolves and taken up their abode In Jeragalem, In tht hqpaof beins able to be present at the restoration of Paioatlne as an Independent State — .", "Jewish Ohrpnlole," •• • ■
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A NEW JERUSALEM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1988, 6 November 1888
A NEW JERUSALEM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1988, 6 November 1888
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