PERSIA: Cartridge Counting

Successful in Afghanistan, the Mohammedan mullahs (priests) of Near Asia have spread their reactionary revoltings to neighboring Persia. Black-fezzed and bearded, they last week shouted in Persian market places that Shah Reza Khan Pahlavi is trying to Europeanize Persia, debauch her youth, rob her people. Always ready for a fight, nomadic Arabs in South Persia rose in revolt, tried to draw into the fray the dreaded Bakhtiari, fiercest of Persian tribes.

No fool is Shah Reza of Persia. Fifteen years ago he was an insignificant private in Tsar Nicholas II's Cossack garrison in...

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