seems like the affect of Babi situation being used to persecute Christians
THE ARMENIANS IN PERSIA ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 22. The Mihah. an Armenian naner cubtished at Tiflis, reports what it considers to be the beginnings beginnings of hostility towards Armenians on the part of tho population of Persia. It states tnat priosta at babzawar are preaching in favour of the expulsion of all Christians as being identical with tbe Bab: sect, and as the only Christians in Persia in any numbers are tbe Armenians, these latter have become alarmed. In the town of Turbat Armenian merchants have been obliged to shut themselves up in their f travansersi and telegraph for protection to the Itussian Consul - General at Meshed. It is to be hoped that one or two isolated cases only nave beoa too much generalized by the Armenian newspaper. Our Otcn Corrttpondent.