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A LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR!

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A LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR! A disgraceful riot—amusing, however, in one of its aspects--took place a few days ago, at Galata, in Greece, behind the Municipality Khan, and for nearly an hour entirely suspended business in the neighbour- hood. This time it was not the Five per Cents., but a woman, who was the inciting cause of the disturbance. A couple of Cephaloniote and Moriote Greeks had, it seems, been bidding for the favour of the same nymph —a Cyprian, of Tatavla-for some time past, till the prize at length fell to the former. Meeting one day in a cafe behind the Khan, the rivals from angry words soon came to blows, more HellenieA, with knives. The respective friends of the couple soon joined in the melee, and one of them, finding that he made bad practice with his dagger, drew a pistol and fired. The bullet happily missed its mark, but the report sufficed to strike instant terror into the neighbourhood. Taking it, probably, as a signal of massacre, by whom or against whom nobody knew, the owners of the adjoin- ing counting-houses and shops closed their doors instanter, whilst the dense crowd in front of the Khan and the streets round scattered into every available nook and corner of refuge in less time than we can tell it. (We are quoting from the Levant Herald.) The Mussul- mans fled in equal panic across the bridge, and by the time the police and a picket of soldiers from the neighbouring guard house arrived on the scene, there was no one to arrest except the original brawlers, who were still vigorously plying their knives. The bayonets of the guard speedily separated them, and nine were seized and marched to the Zaptich-the rest managing to escape in the confusion. The Khan remained shut for nearly an hour, nor had the panic altogether sub- sided at the close of the day's business. Most of the minor combatants suffered from the numerous and severe wounds inflicted before the picket interfered.

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