ing rapidly into the e of the river, you walk for a few minutes among | nj a
and murmuring waters to the convent of the Mullawiyeh ! hes, who perform their
dances every Friday afternoon, at certain US of the year, I ha\ a it cn ...
men below and women above behind the latticed screen, when eight tl of th k*.
whirled in the literally giddy mazes of the dance for two hours, until the jx^rformcrs fell
the floor exhausted, and the audience retir This charming spot is a favourite resort of th#>
Tripolitans, and in the month of April, when the orange and lemon gi im| arouiki
arc in full bloom, and the air tilled with the delicio ;ranee, this quiet a is a nbr
one never \\ i 8),
Between the mouth of the Kadisha, on the northern shore, and El Mma. a: ral fine
tow ;t stone, standing like sentinels along the shoi Th tiled Burj 1
Neb'a, Burj es Seb'a (Lion's Tower), Burj et raktyeh (Traveller1 iurj el Mughari
(Algerines), and Burj esh Sheikh Affin. These arc evidently m« tl structures, and
built on foundations made up of ancient granite columns and fragments of G
The) are now being rapidly razed, to supply stone for more modern structui
El Mina (sec page 5) has a population of Seven thousand, chictl k fisherin-
divers, who obtain an ample livelihood from their laborious and perilous pro!
>n^(> crop amounting to ,£20,000 a year. The steel tracked tramwa> from
down the broad level road between the gardens to the Mma and th<
The modern rripolitans are proud of their fine scenery, their gardens and spark]
their fruil 1 and flowers, their sea and mountain landscape. The Gr< rian women «.t ;
are noted for their beauty, and not a few of them are acquiring, through education 11
schools, the higher charm of intellectual and moral cultivation. The Boys1 High S and
the Female Seminary, on the American mission premises, are affording the youth ^i both sexes
ul advant >r education. The French Sisters of Charity have also an institut'
The Orthodox Greeks have opened schools, and the Mohammedans have formed a
Benevolent Intentions" to maintain schools for girls and b The proposed railwa
this point to Hums and the Euphrates valley will, if completed, make Tripoli the most
important commercial port on the entire Syrian coast.
The range of Lebanoi for a hundred miles, is a great treasure ho
in its geology, botany, ethno! &d archaeology, Its lofty summits, its frightful
deep caverns a\\A subterranean lakes, its magnificent fountains and C its DObl<
vineyards, walnut ami olive groves, its ruined temples and name! ltiqinty,
monasteries, churches, khulwehs (Druse chapels), and palao
one thousand two hundred villages, and its peculiarly (Oriental population, combine to maki
fruitful th' tudy, alike inter to the traveller and tl bolariyt
patient explorer. Lebanon, the \\'hit mtain, i^v Mont Blanc
learning white limestone rocks. The Arabs divide Lebanon into three ton
ul, the \\ asat. and the Jird. 1st. The Nihil is the littoral or OKI