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Noted City in Palestine
Palestine beioti the birth place of the Christian religion and the an cient seat of the Hebrew nation, all war developments ihete are watch" d with peculiar interest. H irdly a name has appere.l in the reports since the British In flan driving the German-controlled Turk from the Holy Land that hs not called up recollections of Bible study days Excepting Jerusalem and Nnzaretb, no other name, probably means more io both Christian and Jew than Jeff a, the seaport of Jerusalem. Jaffa was captured last November by the British ' under General Al lenby The following article on Jaffa is from ' Ezrtz Israel" a Jew ish publication. Jaffa is one of the oldest towns in the world; some call it the oldest town. According to a legend which is mentioned by the Latin geogra pher Pomponius. Milo and Plino, Jaffa existed even before the flood Others attribute the foundation of Jaffa to Japhet, tne son of Noah Josephus relates that in the rocks around Jaffa you could in his day still see marks of the chains with which Andromeda was bound. The first historical document re lating to Jaffa is found in Egypt, in an inscription on the Temple of Karak. It is in tr- tots of towns which Thoth imes III t. Eilypt con que red in the land of Cajian sixteen centuries before, the Christian era. Jaffa i mentioned several times in the Fifteened Ontury B. C, in the Tel Amarna letters, and Jabitereh, an Et; ptioti covert or. r 'ed Jaffa iid G( za in the name ot Pharoab, king of Es n. Then as today, Jaffa was famous for her gardens Jaffa is not mention in the Pen tateuoti. The nsirne is first found in Joi-hua 13:6 2 as bordering on the territory ot Dan. Jaffa was not included among the towns which fell to the lot of Dun, and at that time it probttMy did not belong to the Jew. It is not clearly demon strated who at that time held Jnffa Possibly it was then a Phonecian colony. Io -Solomon's time Jaffa was the port of Jerusalem, and j Hiruni, King of Tyre, sent, thro' j Jaffa timber of Lebanon for the! Temple According to an old tradi-1 tion Solomon's wine cellars were io : Jaffa. ! After the break up of the Jewish kingdom Jaffa was probably taken away from the Jews In the days! of Jeroboam II, the ports, among! them Jbffa, fell under the dominion j of Assyrians. In those days Jonah fled by ship from Jaffa. Hesekiab.j wlio broke the Assyrian dominion, won back the Philistine towns as far as Gaza, among them, Jaffa. Jaffa is not mentioned in the Bible story, but an inscription of Sen nacherib, king of Syria, relates that the towns of Bethhagen. Bern B'rach, Huzah and Jaffa under Hezekiab, the king, revolted against Sennacherib, and, therefore, Sen nacherib came with his army, 701 B. C, into Judea, to punish the Jew ish king. After Alexander, in 333 B. C. stormed the town, it passed from hand to hand for two centuries. The Egyptian and Syrian Greeks fought for the lordship of Jaffa and the other coast towns ot Syria and Pal estine. Under the Caccabees the population of Jaffa was Hellenistic but there were also Jews. In 148 B. C. Jouathan took Jaffa and forti fied it. Later Simon put a Jewish garrison in the town and when- Pal estine as a whole was freed from alien rule, he fortified Jeffa and dug a harbor there for the foreign trade of the Jewish kingdom. Jews from other districts settled there, and Jaffa became the most Jewish of all the towns on the coast. Ic oth er Palestinian ports a large part of the population was Greek and hos tile to the Jews. In the first year of John Hyrcan us 135 B.C. 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Until then, Jaffa was the chief port of Palestine, but Herod built Caesarea with a spaci ous harbor, and Jaffa fell from its greatness. It however, remained an important center until the destruc tion of the second Temple it was the twelfth most important Jew ish town. Afrer the destruction of the sec ond Temple, Jaffa was rebuilt, and in the days of Talmud there were still Jews there, from Whom there issued certain 6ages Christianity found it a spiritual center and un til the Arabian conquest 636 was the seat of a bishop. Under the Arabs Jaffa was a small, insignific ant place. Tbis history of Jaffa in the stormy days of the Crusaders was one of the bloody battles and destructions. As the nearest port of Jerusalem, and as the central point on the road between Syria and Egypt, along with the Christian and Moslem armies marched, marched against one aoother. Jaffa had a great strategic significance for both par ties. It was taken by the Crusad ers in 101)9, and Baldwin I rebuilt and fortified it. In 1268 Christian ity was driven out. One hundred and fifty years later Jaffa was again rebuilt end its harbor was full of shipping. In 1432 a French traveler, Bertrand de la Brono quere, found in Jaffa only a few huts. Id 1573 not a 6ingle house existed in Jaffa. Iu the seventh century the government built a femall fort as a military post, and little by little a ' settlement grew in Jaffa. Niebuhr. in 1766. found four or five hundred houses there Question of Revenue Heretofore when one discussed the q lestioti of revenue in relation to the prohibition issue, he was un der suspicion of putting out "politi cal buncombe in the interest of the brewers." Now. happily we may approach the discussion with the atmosphere somewhat clarfiied. The prohibition issue is now no more But the question of revenue is one that must be solved by the State of Missouri and solved immediately. In round numbers, this State must make up a loss of about three million dollars during the biennial period. The continuance of the liquor business until July 1st will take care of about one-fourth of this amount. If the federal authorities could be induced to postpone the July 1st ban until the taking effect of the federal amendment, it would mean another $750,000 for Missouri But from present appearances, there is small likelihood of that. There fore, we must expect the present Legislature to find something more than $2,000,000 in new and addi tional revenues for the present bi ennial period, and two and a quarter millions will be just about the fig ure. Tbis is the problem that must be solved by Missouri law-makers this winter, and we have every con fidence in their ability to do it; but nevertheless, it will be a real task and cue deserving the best thought of the State's best and biggest men. Missouri Message. With foodstuffs and other neces sities continually on the upward trend in price the "reconstruction" period promises to cause the Ameri can family more concern than the war period. The margin between the income and the outgo grows daily less. Since the government has ceased to be the intermediary io price fixing who is to save us from the conscienceless profiler? Passing of Time Time is our stock in trade, our bank account, our capital. At the close of the old year we foot up ac counts ami balance our books. What do they show? How have we used our capital during the year? What has been our gain or loss? Perhaps we are surprised, astonish ed, ashamed to find that we have wasted so much time, that we have spent so much valuable time fool ishly, that we have frequently "kill ed time" which might have peen used to our profit and happiness and in such a way as to have help ed other. We had just as much time during the y ar as any other man or woman on earth. It seems that somehow most of the good things in this world are unequally divided. Not so with time, without which all things are valueless. All the time that has passed is forever gone We cannot call back one single second or improve the use we made or failed to make of the time that has passed. All the time of which we can boast is the pre sent moment, and the only way we can guarantee the right use of our time is to use each moment as through there was no more. We have no assurance of being granted another minute of time, and none are better off iu this particular' jan we. As we open the books the new year our capital is the moment of time. Shelby County Herald, It in claimed that the brewers and the distillers are getting ready to spend a billion dollars to keep the nation from going dry. Better save that billion and go into some other business which . is the best advice that we can think to give them. Right or wrong it's a lost cause. They are fighting over the print ing offices io Berlin. Now we know they are crazy.