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THE GROWHT OF JERUSALEM

The "Neuesten tfachrlchten am dem Norgenland" • German newspaper publlihedin Palestine said j— The oltj of Jerusalem is growing m siza and population at a remarkable rate. Its growth ifl all the more inrprlslng, because neither its situation nor its trade Js favorable to m rapid increase. It lies amoDg a not very fertile group of moan tain ■ ; it has next to so commerce j and it has no manufactures. Nevertheless, new build* , ings are rieing daily, ehorphep, gardens, and institates of various kinds are filing up the formerly desolate neighborhood to the distance of half an hour's walk beyond the old limits of tbe olty. Tbe Jews are to the front as builders. Tbelr houses sprtag up out of the ground lUce mflsbrooms, uniform, ugly, one-storeyed, plentifully supplied with windows, but with no manner of adornment. The Rothschilds have completed a new hospital. Close by it there la a new Abyssinian oharob . The Russians sure also great builders ; they have erected • new churob, consulate, lodging-houies for pilgrims of tbe orthodox national ohurcbei, and a hospital. Next to tbe Russian group stands the "German House" for German Roman Catholics, from whose top tbe German and the Papsl flags fhat side by side. Tbe Rcssians have also built a high tower upon the Mount of Olives, from whose summit the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea can both be seen. The Greaks and Armenians are also busy builders. But they provide fjr the bodily rather than for the religious demands of the pilgrims. The former build cafes and b»zaara ; and the latter ■at op shops.

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THE GROWHT OF JERUSALEM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2128, 7 May 1889

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