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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 30, 1912, Image 10

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-cus throw. His closest rival
Whitney of Dartmouth. Phil
&rook put the 16-pound shot 44
feet and threw the discus 125 feet
hy2 inches.
One of the kindliest, most lov
able men in the world is in Chi
cago today.
'He is Abdul Baha, leader of 'the
Bahaist movement.
Bahaism has been called an
Oriental cult, a new religion. If
is neither one nor the otfyer. It
is merely Atjdul Baha. And Abdul
Baha is a tnan who loves his fel
low men, and vfho carries his love
for them into every word he Ut
ters, into his every deed:. y
Bahaism is just the practice of
universal kindliness, universal
brotherhood, universal love.
Abdul Baha is an old man now.
He hastfnay followers, andis ac
corded great respect by them,
His paths 'are not hard.
But it was different ,.in his
youtlu When fist he began to
preach. his doctrine of' love and
forgiveness ih his native Persia,
he was persecuted.
The Mohammedans "of his na
tive land hated him. How could
they, worshippers of the sword as
they are, do otherwise?
He was driven from city to
city, from village to village. There
were times when heiiad not food
to eat, when he had hot a place
to lay his head.
He" was. driven from his native
land. He took,-refuge iriStam-'
boul.and there agaw felt the lash
f of persecution.
Yet he neve spoke bitterly of
his enemiesf never denounced
them, never cursed them. He
went his simple,' kindly way, say
ing they knew not what they did.-'
Abdul 5aha arrived m Chicago
this forenoon. A limousine was
waiting hirii, and he was whirled
to the Plaza hotel, where he has
been closeted in his room all day,
resting after his journey from
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got stomach
Doctor Why don't you diet?
1 PatientWhat color? ?,
"No Wonder.1
An officer was showing'the old ,
woman over the battle ship.
"This," said he, pointing to an in- "
scribed plate on the deck, "is
where our gallant captain fell."
"No wonder' replied the ojd
woman; "I nearly slipped on it

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