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The Shah's Wife.

Tho wife of the Shah of Persia is now in Vienna, whither she came to consult eminent oculists. She is forty-five years old anil of a rather delioatc form, ai}d }ost her right eye some four years "ago'from glaucoma. The disease made its appear: ance in lier left eye, also, about three months ago, and she was strongly advised to como to Europe and, dbtajn the best treatment to be had. She refused to make the journey, however, until her right was-entirely gone.

Society is greatly excited over the circumstances attending her visit. When tho' day for the .operation' arrived (ihe, plashing of "Western customs* and Eastern prejudices occasioned several curious scenes. Three eunuchs of the lady's suite insisting on remaining in the room, and almost assaulted the" occulist when he asked the lady to remove her veil, "" The eunuchs proposed that the. veil should be cut around the eye where it was necessary to see that organ, but nowhere else. The Persian Minister and the eunuchs had tq bo removed,by forpQ before t]\e operation could be proceeded with. T>he eunuchs fought savagely, "and it will now be their duty to report to the Shah the indignity to which- his Avife has been subjected, and which according to Persian aw is punishable by death,

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The Shah's Wife., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 6 June 1890

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The Shah's Wife. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 6 June 1890

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