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It is a house that its equal it would be difficult to find in South China and must have cost an enormous sum. It is naturally the delight of every Chinaman who sees it, and is furnished throughout in the Chinese fashion, being full of curios and expensive articles which Mr. Marty has c o 11 e c t e d during his long resi-d e n c e in China. He is immensely proud of it, and with good reason, though the local appellation for it is a Martyas Folly.a
Commercially Haiphong is disappointing. As the principal port of a rich colony, with a population estimated at 12,000,000, which is now pacified and prosperous, the visitor after seeing Shanghai, Hongkong or Singapore expects to see something more advanced than what Haiphong presents.
MR. A. R. MARTY.MR. A. R. MARTY.