Muslims and Babis noted

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"An she has "The to payment out of his an of her could the situation. arrived a woman as she without and still years," in you him, one way Religion of tbe 1'erslans. In Persia the population is mainly Aryan-Iranian-- with some infusion Armenian, Jew, Turks, and Arabs and just as the Persian language been infused with many Arab words, while retaining its own grammar vocabulary derived from the ancient speech, so Islam has been engrafted on a people who have never quite forgotten their ancient national beliefs, and who have refused to abandon earlier customs. Among Persians of the middle there are many devout Moslems, though then: beliefs are not those the majority in Islam. The upper is often openly infidel; and infidel literature, especially poetry, circulates unchecked, while European education of French origin, especially-- is among the higher officials. The dervishes are disliked and despised, though treated with respect in public. The Mullahs or mosque scholars reported to be hypocritical, and are very often skeptics at heart. The cruelties prepetrated in the name of justice are often barbarous in the extreme. The Jews are persecuted. The dirty and drunken Americans the Xorth are only protected by European influence. The Persians are a pleasure-loving people, and the morality of the is bad. Intrigues are common inairred women, and sect poisoning the result. Gambling and card-playing, card-playing, though discountenanced by the respectable classes, are common as drinking, and even Mulelabs drink wine when it can be secretly The persecution of the Babis was, perhaps, due mainly to their attempt on the life of the shah, but even descendants of the prophet were to death and their property seized when they were known to be of Bab. But no punishment falls such as profess philosophic sckpticism and the turban is often discarded Persian Moslems in favor of the national headdress, without reproof. .Superstitions are rife among the lower classes, and charms and are worn to ward off the evil eye. Spells are sold against disease, and auguries are taken to the tomb of llaliz by the same people who observe the great feast of Ramadan, ind who mourn the death of

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  1. Delphos Daily Herald,
  2. 03 Jan 1895, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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