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An Awkward Blunder.

"Hadji Hassein Ghooly Khan, the Persian Minister at Washington, prides, himself upon his social qualifications. One fine afternoon Hadji Hassein Ght»3y Khan, in his frai cap and Oriental robes, meandered along the fashionable Connecticut avenue to the house of a high official of the United btates Government, where the Persian, representative of royalty had been warmly welcomed wpon various occasions. He marched Mdly U p the steps and ran s tb© bell, The door was opened by a maidservant. "Phwat do yez want? she inquired in rich bnt incisive Hibernian. Hadji Hassein Ghooly Khan held out his dainty visiting card. "Hies Meestress B at home?" he inquired. "Yes," replied the new but knowing maid, "but not to the loikeaoff yees. Git.** The Envoy Extraordinary andi Mtnwta Plenipotentiary of the Persian, dynasty was aghast and insulted. Be hadl no words for explanation. "Yees. kin not; oome in at this dure," she continued emphatieally. «' The misthress ses that iverytbing av yure color must go round to th& back dure, and yez can g» there now. So now move on," and the front door was slammed in Hadji Hassein Gbooly Khan'b face. The royal believer in Mohammed, fairly livid with rage, moved off the block, while the mistress inside, attracted by the controversy, went to the window and looked out. She saw Hadji Hassein GhooW Khan going away, and she called to the servant; " Mary, why didn't you admit; that gentleman»" " He's a dirty peddler, ma'am, an' ©i told him to get o**,an'oi slammed the dure on him, sa oi did " Madam nearly fainted, and when she recovered Mary was out of a, job. Hadiii Hassein Ghooly Khan we»ohome mad dtJa. through, and resolvea to deprive Washington society of hia aoyal presence. Afterwards, so it is reported, diplomacy sneceededt m satisfactory explaining the matter tohim, and now he is fully restored to the spgieiy of which he has been a brilliant tight.—' Presbyterian Messenger.''

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An Awkward Blunder., Issue 8018, 21 September 1889, Supplement

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An Awkward Blunder. Issue 8018, 21 September 1889, Supplement

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