Religion: Bahai Bride

There stood last week in Manhattan before a small table on which gleamed two chaste candles, a man, Charles Clarke, and a woman, Elsie Benkard, step-daughter of onetime Lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler of New York. First socialite Manhattanites to be married according to the Bahai religion, they chanted:

"Verily, we are content with the will of God."

"Verily, we are satisfied with the desire of God."

Officiating was Mirzah Ahmad Sohrab, accredited U. S. leader of the Bahai cult. Stocky, moist-eyed, he adjured them:

"And you two, like unto sweet singing birds, perched...

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