of them who are in trade by their particular signs, still in their temples the tablets erected to the manes of their ancestors indicate that their a forms a at least have accommodated themselves to the circumstances under which they existed.
The leader of the late a Panthay Rebellion a was a Hadji, by name Yussuf Ma. His head-quarters were at Tali-foo, in the west, and on the high road between Burmah and Yunan, and and at Ching-tu, the capital of Sechuan. That the rebellion has been suppressed by the Chinese augurs a great and rapid increase of military prowess in the latter.
Major Sladen gives a translation of a Chinese document purporting to contain an account of the origin and establishment of Mohammedanism in China. The substance of this document is that the queen of the emperor Lan-wan adopted a child and called him Anl-lau-shan. He having in time grown into a handsome man, she became enamoured with him. . He became her paramour. He attained fame and influence; but it became necessary that the queen should get rid of him, and at the same time conceal all signs of illicit intercourse. He was accused of an attempt to dethrone the emperor, convicted, and banished. He became a leader of rebellion. He successfully encountered the imperial troops, approached to and threatened the capital. The emperor Lan-wan sent a mission to Soeyoogwet and implored foreign aid. A force of 3000 men, under three learned teachers, arrived to his assistance. By their aid Anl-lau-shan was defeated and captured, and so the rebellion ended. On the contingent endeavouring to re-enter their own country they were refused admittance, on the ground that, having been in contact with pork-eating infidels, they could not be received. They therefore returned to China, and became permanent sojourners in that country. They are the original stock from which Mohammedanism has sprung up in China in various communities and under several denominations.
The Modern Burmese.aThe modern Burmese are physically strong and active. There is little hereditary disease among them. They are in a great measure free from ailmentsThe Modern Burmese.a The modern Burmese are physically strong and active. There is little hereditary disease among them. They are in a great measure free from ailments