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AROUND THE WORLD
Scenes Surrounding the Holy Places in Jerusalem
Scenes Surrounding Bethlehem.
HiiTiitniiuM, 1'au:stink, March, 'o.l- i
Over that historic manger at lielhlc
Item n "fortress like a pile of build
ings" baa been erected, called the
Church of the Nativity. Tbo nuvo of
the cburcb is the common property of
all Christians and is said to bo the old
est, monument of Christian architecture
' in the "world. A part was elected by
Constantinc in 330 A. D. ' Here BalJ
win 1 was crowned king. Edward IV
of England presented the chinch with
a uuw roof. The church is a splendid
building, containing four rows of
marble columns. Two staircases lead
to the chapel or gtotto of the Nativity,
which is twenty feet below the floor of
the choir. Lamps, embroidery, orna
ments and figures ot saints arc every
where. 911 one side of the grotto is a
recess containing a silver star in the
pavement about which is the following
inscription in Latin: "Hie do Virgine
Marie Jesus Christus natus est," mean
ing, Ucre Josub Christ was born of the
Another recess i3 called the Chapel
, of the Manger, from which, the wooden
iiiangcr was taken, now shown at the
, Chuicb of S. Maria Maggiorc at Rome.
The Altaf of the Maji is shown, said
to bo the spot wheie the wise men pre
sented their gifts.
It is generally believed that the
Grotto of the Nativity is the actual
jilace of the birth of Christ.' So many
people coming to the city at one time
to be taxed as required by law, would
'make it impossible for all to secure ac
commodation at the hotels. A few
days after my ariival two parties of I
Americans numbering about noo ar
rived in Jerusalem. Other parties also
camo and the cmsh was great so that
some were glad to get even a barn or a
woodshed in which to sleep. Hence it
is perfectly plain to me that Joseph
and Mary were' assigned humble quart
' era in that day, when some rich people
in these days are forced to accept sim
ilar treatment when hotels and board
ing houses aro numerous.
Here is shown the Chapel of St.
'Jerome who occupied a chamber hewn
out of the rock, spending thirty years
in translating the "liiblia Vulgata" of
the Latin church.
Tho traditional Shepherd's Fiold
usually interests, for here the hep
herds, watching their flocks by night,
received "the good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people. For unto
you is born this day in the City of
David a Savior, which is Christ tho
Lord. And shall be a sign unto you:
Ye shall find tho Habe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
u multitude of the heavenly host prais-
. ing God, and saying 'Glory to God in
the highest, and on earth peace, good
will toward men.' And it came to pass
as the angels were gone away from
them into heaven, the shepherds said
one to another, 'Let us now go even
Unto Bethlehem, and sec this thing
' which has come to pass, which the
Lord hath made known unto us.' And
they came with with haste, and found
Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying
in a manger." Luke 2:10-16.
Bethlehem is situated 2,550 feet
above sea level, and has a population
of 8,000. Its people shrpass those of
Jerusalem in appearance, though ap
parently of similar stock. The young
ladies are pleasant, well dressed for
Nazaruth, Palestine, March, '03,
. Having hecome acquainted with Jer
usalem, Jericho, Bethanv and Bethle
hem, I turned toward Nazaretli by the
route offering tho greatest interest,
which was by way of Jaffa and Haifa.
At Jaffa I boarded a rigged toamor
schooner of only 1,600 tons register
and coasted northward. Thojudaean,
Samarian and Galileean hills present
ed a beautiful appearance from the
glassy Mediterranean waters. The first
point of exceeding interest along the
coast is the "desolate site of Caesarca,
whose ruins have long been a mere
quarry for procuring materials with
which other places have been built. It
owes its origin to Herod the Great,
who spared no pains or expense in its
erection, and named it after Agustus
Caesar. Previous to this time there
was simply a landing place here, and a
' tower, mentioned by Strabo as Strabo's
tower. Iti the time of Tacitus, Caes
arca had became the fchief town of the
Roman province of Judea. It was the
royal dwelling place of the Herodian
family, and the official residence ot
Feetus, Felix and other Roman pro
curators and the headquarters of the
Roman troops charged with t he secur
ity and tranquilly of this part of the
empire. Baldwin I took the city from
the Saracens in 1102, bi.t it was re
captured by Saladiu in 1187. In 1191
it was again won by the Crusaders and
given to Frederic II of Germany in
1220. St. Louis rebuilt tho walls in
1251." But now there is scarcely any
thing left of Cacsarca's former great
ness. Ruin and decay are on every
hand; a few Bosnian exiles live among
the ruins. The New Testament al
lusions to Cacsarca show its import
ance nearly twenty centuries ago.
After Paul had clamcrcd down the
Damascus- wall in order to save his
life, ho was brought to Cacsarca where
he secured passage to his home town
Tarsus. (Acts 9:30.) Hero lived Cor
nelius, (acts 10:) the first convert to
Christianity after I'oicr's vision at
Jaffa. Peter made rapid steps to
Cacsarca when the prison doors at
Jerusalem had miraculously given him
his freedom. (Acts 12:19.)
After Paul had given the Grecians
some much ncccd advice on his 'first
missionary journey to the northward,
he returned to Cacsarca, (Acts 18.22.)
It was hero that Philip the Evangelist
lived. Here Paul was warned that tho
Jews at Jerusalem were taking counsel
against him, whereupon he uttered
tho memorable words, "I am ready not
to be bound only, but also to die at
Jerusalem for the name of tho Lord
Jesus." (Acts 21:13.)
Once this same Paul, when at Jer
usalem, demanded papers to Damas
cus giving him authority to arrest any
one whom ho might meet that was
Christian. Now, after having his eyes
opened, after the great transformation,
he is ready to die for the cause he once
To Cacsarca Paul was brought, no
less than 200 soldiers, 70 horsemen
and 200 spearsmen being detailed to
bring 111111. Acts 23:23.) Why require
so many men? Let theinfidcl answer.
Here it was that Felix, tlie governor,
trembled as Paul reasoned of right
eousness, temperance and judgment to
come." He who views the scene to
day and recalls its former greatness
will decide that Cacsarca has been
judged and found wanting.
An aqueduct, or part of one, remains
which once conducted water from the
Crocodile river for the invincible
Roman legions. Fragments of the old
Roman walls still stand as mouments
The vase called the Holy Grail, that
played an important part in mediaeval
history and poetry was found here in
not, when captured by Baldwin I.
This vase, now in Paris, is composed
ot green crystal aim is Hexagonal in
shape. The old city covered 376 acres.
E. C. Horn.
(Continued next week.)
Speaking of tho use of quotntton
marks, tho London Chronicle says:
Hut why nil theso inverted commas,
"the Billy trick of peppering pages with
these uncouth bacilli?" You will flud
none of these bacilli In tho Bible. Take
this passage, chosen nt random:
Now .Testis knew that they were
desirous to ask him. nnd said unto
them, Do ye Inquire among yourselves
of that I said. A little while, and ye
shall not see iuc: nud iignln, n little
while, untl ye shall see me?
The modern compositor would settliat
passago between two brackets of in
verted commas, for- It Is u quote within
a quote. But It Is beautifully clear as
it stands, and among all Biblical mis
understandings no one, we think, has
been misled by the absence of an In
A Story of Ilrotrillnn:.
Browning himself couldn't always ex
plain his inclining at th-at reudlng. Dr.
Furnlvall, founder of the English
Browning society, frequently consulted
the poet as to the meaning of some
passage In his works. "Bless me,"
Browning, would Bay, "I really havo
forgotten what I did mean, nnd us I
haven't got a copy of my works by
me I really can't enlighten you. Just
lend me the book, there's a good fel
low. I'll look it over at my leisure and
try to find out what was lu my mind
nt tho time."
"Wo never realize the full value of a
thing until we lose It," remarked tho
"That's right," remarked the practi
cal man. "especially If the thing lost
was insured." Philadelphia Press.
Muggins Youngpop Is going to have
his baby christened Bill.
Bugglns Uow strange.
Muggins Oh, I don't know. He
came on the first of tho month. Phila
Laugb. and the world laughs with
you: weep, and the world Jaugha at
you. St. LouU Star.
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