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Demp- ac- children their of were es- and team tomorrow John's have Flohr and time after had that at given of Edwards'.' time ice the exhibition Blackinton, a lew duties and stay- and to Arlington the the STUDYING A NEW RELIGION. Party of Pilgrims, Headed by Dr. KhelraHn, Went to Persia. Singular and secret was the mission which took the Rev. Dr. Ibrahim G. Kheiralla and a select few to Persia. The party consisted of the doctor, daughters Nabiha and Labiha, and wealthy delegates who took part in pilgrimage. They returned recently the Kheirallas are temporarily the guests of Howard McNutt of New In the interior of Persia the pilgrims visited the chiefs of a strange order brotherhood who teach a religion followers are said to number 50,000,000, in all parts .of the earth. Dr. Kheiralla, though born in Persia,- was educated in European universities. He a priest in the Church of England. Cairo, Egypt, he mÂ«t Abed-el-Karin Effende Taharani, who guided him 'co the headquarters of the order in The chief tenet of the brotherhood is that God is one person, an individual. Dr. Kheiralla came to the United States two years ago and taught a select few, who in turn imparted their lore to others until there are now many members of the brotherhood in New York. Last fall several converts accompanied Dr. Kheiralla Persia. These persons received special communications before their return to New York and the result of their journey has been made known at the gatherings of the order at Mr. McNutt's reaidence and the hall of the New Genealogical and Biographical society. So far as can be learned nothing concerning the teachings of the order is printed, except a-small book entitled. "BalÂ£ed-Din," -"The Door of True ligjqn," "Revelation From the East." Dr. Kheiralla,- author of the book, writes: "We fully believe in our master, Jesus, the Christ, and in all teachings; that he is the highest all the creatures in the great universo and that he is the first begotten son God, his agent and his mystery; the creator is his God and he is his son. But we know that our salvation not'through his death, hut through great mercy of the Father." A peculiar feature of this religion that no-churches are required. Candidates for membership are tanght In groups. After the teaching the members separate. The name of the sect known only to those who bavo taken the fnll course.--New York World. LeVt'Ke'trub'fcB alono till they get ready fo tackle pack other. Already there are Â·igns of war between the rival steel combines. When this begins, antitrust planki In political platforms will bo superfluous. --Boston Herald.