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A COOL LOT OF BRIGANDS! The Levant Herald tells the following story :If we have been silent for some weeks past as to Lefteri and his band, it has not been for want of an adventure to relate, but for prudential reasons which now no longer stand in the way of the following short nar- rative :—About ten p. m. on the 30th ult., the brigand, accompanied by fifteen of his band, knocked at the door of Dr. Sarell, an Englishman, at his chiflik of Yalova, on the mainland of Asia Minor, beyond the Prince's Islands. A precautionary glance from an upper window rendered query needless as to who the visitors were, and as the house was wholly defenceless —the proprietor, his wife, and children, a lady visitor, and one man and three women servants, being the only inmates—the door was opened and the band ad- mitted. Lefteri entered first, and after a very neigh- bourly salutation, came to business at once by saying that himself and his friends had dropped in for supper and 1,0001. Dr. Sarell made them welcome to the supper, but expressed his regret that he kept his cash in town. The robber said that was unfortunate, as he should in that case be forced to ask the doctor to ac- company them to the mountains till a messenger could be sent to the Ottoman Bank. As they had, however, already had a rather long evening's walk, they would, with Mrs. Sarell's permission, take some refreshment before starting, and in the meantime the ladies might have no fear of any obtrusive compliments on the part of his companions. Supper was then served, and both solids and liquids being apparently satisfactory, the result showed how even robbers may be mollified by good cheer. A brief search of the house having shown that there was no cash-box on the premises, Lefteá-as a civility, he said, to the ladies—reduced his demand to 500 £ and offered to take the doctor's note of hand for the amount, payable in thirty days. His own watch keep- ing bad time, he also begged his host to favour him with a couple of valuable gold repeaters worn by the doctor and his wife. As it was impossible to chaffer with so polite a visitor, the watches were delivered over and the promissory note signed, and, after profuse apologies for the lateness of the call, the brigand and his men took themselves off about 3 a.m. The affair has since been the subject of communications between Lord Lyons and Fuad Pasha, and we have reason to believe that the Porte will take up the bill, reserving its right of action over against the payee." Clearly, no other course would be possible, unless the Govern- ment is prepared to admit to the world that its new grant of the right of property to foreigners is a delusion and a snare-as it would be, if foreign settlers are to be exposed to pillage of this kind. In this particular case, however, it is clear that faith must be kept with the brigand, or Yalova will for the future be untenable by anything short of a military colony.

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