Omer Effendi

“ As a final hope, a trial was made at Smit, however with the identical consequence; and the try and localise the manufacture was about to be deserted, when Omer Effendi, suspecting the great religion of the Arabian workmen, disguised a intelligent Angorian Armenian, named Avanis Aga, as a Turk, whom he positioned as a labourer within the dyeroom. Being an excellent chemist and a shrewd observer, Avanis Aga, affecting a simplicity that eliminated all suspicion, quickly made himself grasp of the key which it a lot imported his anxious patron to study ; and, abandoning the ignoble besom that he had wielded, because the attendant of the Tunisian dyers, instantly that he found the fraud, which, both in obedience to the key orders of their Regent, or from an extra of patriotism, they’d been practising ever since their arrival, he set himself to work in secret; and, with the water of Smit, dyed two caps, which, having dried, he introduced to Omer Effendi, who was unable to differentiate them from these of Tunis.

 “ Delighted at title profitable situation of his experiment, Oilier Efendi sumuioneil title Arabs to his presence, and confirmed them the Fez; when, immediately suspecting’ the masquerade that had betrayed them, they concurrently turned in the direction of the Armenian ; and throwing their turbans on the bottom, and tearing their hair, they cried out, ‘ Yaceoup ! Yaccoup!’ (Jacob! Jacob !)

“ The superintendent having dismissed them, after inflicting them to be liberally remunerated for the time which they’d spent at Constantinople, despatched them again to Tunis; whereas Avanis Aga, elected Head Dyer of the Imperial Manufactory of Eyoub, now enjoys the excessive honour of deciding on the precise tint to be worn by Mahmoud the Highly effective, the ‘ Gentle of the Solar,’ and ‘ Shadow of the Universe.’ ”*

Characteristic of Eyoub

Ily far essentially the most fascinating characteristic of Eyoub is, nevertheless, its beautifully- located cemetery, occupying the slope of a thickly-wooded hill. After the necropolis of Scutari, that of Eyoub is essentially the most commemorated by the Turks; and to the stranger it’s rendered peculiarly fascinating by the actual fact, that it incorporates the tombs of the “ Tiger-Pasha,” Ali of Tepeleni, whose life, revolt, and dying, kind a wild and thrilling romance ; and people of his three sons, and his grandson; who, in accordance with Jap concepts of expediency, shared his punishment; and whose trunkless heads now lie within the burial-ground of Eyoub, beside his personal. On a parapet wall immediately going through the Selyvria gate, 5 rectangular blocks of marble of unequal top, and topped with turbans, are ranged aspect by aspect in a conspicuous state of affairs. That which covers the top of the traitor himself is thus inscribed:—“Right here lies the top of the as soon as celebrated Tepcdelenly Ali Pasha, Governor of the Sangiac of Yanina; who for greater than fifty years pretended to independence in Albania.” The others merely document the identify and rank of the respective victims, and terminate the inscription very naively with the phrases, “ who has been put to dying by the reducing off of his head;” with out trying to perpetuate any accusation of crime or misdemeanour; their unfortunate relationship to the insurgent Pasha being accounted a adequate treason.

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