attempt at estimating "Babees" around 1896

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attempt at estimating "Babees" around 1896 - I I w I I I THE BABEES, A Strang Religions Sect...
I I w I I I THE BABEES, A Strang Religions Sect Still Fowad In Perats, -: -: - (Nlsetaanth Caatury. . Tn enm tn anv conclnaiona aa to the ex tent to which Habere now exlat iu Persia ia moat difficult. At Kaxueen a Georgian who. had been many years in the country, and waa at that tim ia the service of a high official there, told me that he thought thai flmAn tha, eieh and educated nerhaDe one third wars follower of Bab. Thia ia probably an overestimate, bat tnat among 1 the claaaes named there ia a large propor-1 propor-1 propor-1 nation which ia diaaatiafied with the Ialam I of the prieeta ia well known. Among the I nomada of toe hUle, too xnru inow mo ont-othera there are 00 Babeea, and these I tribea form a large proportion of tba pop- pop- I nlation of Persia. I Near Kermanahah one day 1 met a rey-1 rey-1 rey-1 yad, or a descendant of the Prophet, who I was collecting aeece anggeeuve mmiw 1 from th faithful and be aaid that there I waa not a Babes left la all Persia, xney I had hum a nolvandroua and Immoral act of unbeliever, but their father were all burned that la to ear, consumed in neu and there waa an end 01 mem. in xiajna- xiajna- - " r 7 . , . I nn, one or u largeat wwna '"''ln' nave reason to oeueve, iruiu r , oB th imot. tliAt thfr km Terr larc nam - -s- -s- -s- - . . . srist . S ! Hl there certainly are man, oc ,thoueh PS,f i .lltZZ c" w"" " 7 . 'A''"."ir"BlZ, or x-ema x-ema x-ema x nave.noi hi bit '"- '"- ouiriea went to ahow that In the holy City 2fUiMT.had?.ronnd the rine of the Jmm Kesa itself. xSabee abonnd. It will D on- on- vioua from what I have aaid that I can give no reliable numerical estimate. but thia need not be considered a serious mi a-1 a-1 a-1 aion, as no one knowa whether the poriula-tion poriula-tion poriula-tion of Peraia at thia day la 5.0OO.000 or. as I think, nearer 8,000,000. It will auffice to bbv that xfaDeea abound, ana cnieny among the richer and more educated cla aw.

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 08 Aug 1896, Sat,
  3. Page 14

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