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A MONSTER IN A HUMAN FORM!

THE COMMISSARIAT OF THE HOUSE…

AN INVOLUNTARY PROSELYTE.

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AN INVOLUNTARY PROSELYTE. A correspondent of the Manzoumei Efkiar writes from the Dardanelles The Christian population of this town has been a good deal excited by an incident which I think deserves to be made public. Some time ago an Armenian re- sident here, named Hadji Toumas, engaged a certain Mehemet Effendi to give lessons in Turkish to one of his sons, who is about fifteen years of age. The teacher seems to have taken a great fancy to his pupil, and en- deavoured to persuade him to become a Mussulman by promising him his (Mehemet Effendi's) daughter in marriage. But the boy resisted these proposals, and de- clared himself determined to remain a Christian. One day, however, Mehemet Effendi plied the youngster with a quantity of raid, and when he had become tipsy and fallen asleep, caused him to be circumcised by one of his servants, named Dervish Ali. The young Armenian, awakened by the pain, cried bitterly, although Mehemet sought to soothehimby an assurance that the operation was a formality which in no way involved his renunciation of Christianity, and after- wards he carried him off to Lampsacus. The affair got wind at once, and the family immediately appealed to the local authorities, who sent a batch of zaptiehs to compel Mehemet Effendi to restore the boy. The matter was then brought before the Medjliss, and as the boy repeated before them his resolve to re- main a Christian, his alleged conversion to Islamism was declared null and void. A memorial has been addressed to the Armenian Patriarch on the subject, and it is generally hoped here that Mehemet Effendi and his servant may not escape punishment.

A SAD OCCURRENCE.

THE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN.

THE SHEFFIELD TRADES' UNION…

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A NEGRO PREACHER DESCRIBEDI

A SKILFUL THIEF! •

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