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Constantinople And Athens

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stantinople, in tüe hands ot a eivuizmg people, niight becorue a whole empire u itself. In its present conditiou il is but a collectioii of Asiatic villages, interspersed with mosques, palaces and barracks. Atheus is not a rich city, and nuver will be, but with its slender means, in the course of forty years, it bas become a pleaant resideoee, bas organized a uuivereity, haviug 1,000 studeuts, a library of 100,000 volumes, well eupplied with all the important periodiculs of Europe. Athcns ïmikes the visitor regard it as a city of civilized people. Of Constantinopole ihe contrary niay be confidently asserted. The Iudian Bureau bas official reports from the Navajo agency, stating that the Iudiaus bave leceived tbeir annuity of goods and presents of goats and sneep from the Guveruinent, whicb bad the effect ol strengtbeniug tho relations of peace. The J,otal revcnue from dUülled spirits in Virgiuia for the fiscal year endlng June 30, 1868, under the twn-dollar tax, was -J86,9S8 C5 wbile the amount collected for nine inonths of the present year, under and Lfty cent tas, was S4G9, 512.55, or an exces's of 182,423.60.


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Michigan Argus