John Gray's CORNER. ,4D» the following items: All kJnds of warm weather dross «tods; all kinds of gauze underwear tor ladles, gents and children; all kinds --•f gold, silk and leather belts; all kinds •f laces nod trimmings and all other ktadu of poods. Greatest Discovery or tne 19th Century. r Dr.Teague'i M£W KEMXDY Medloated Air Kor tbe Cure of CHturrh, Asthma and all palmoniiM Dlse»se«, It biw no equul lor slokiuid Nervous Ht<iu- Sine, 1,000.000 people oitt luinuully from in* most enlightened nations of the earth." —Republican platform. . "We demand the free and unlimited coliwpc of both gold a-nd silver nt the pri'SMit legal ratio of 10 to 1, without wiil-tlnu for Uie aid or consent of any other nation. We demand Hint tlie standard silver' dollar shall be a full legal-tender, equally, wl Mi gold. t'or"iiU debts, public and private, nnd we favor such legislation as will' 1 prevent the dwnonetizatlon-of any te'jid cf legal ten- dor money by private contract.-Dfniio- cnvtic platform. Ole !U»iu<uiJ above named . Will sutler, ana die, when M«ltc«teU Air U Llruml Drue Co., Blcbinond, Ind., U. a. A, n to the bent remedy on earth for La It will give Immediate relief I tffect a cure -where all other lies fall. I by, B. F. Keeling. KROEOER & STRAIN, Undertakers & Embalmers. 610 BROADWAY. DAILY JOURNAL. mbllibed every day in the week (except Monday) by the Losransport Journal Company. •mf a WRTftHT . President I'HARDY. ....V.'.V.V.."....Vice President CL W. GRAVES Secretary «. B. BOYEK Treasurer Price por Annum H.80 Frle« per Month.... : 40 Official Paper ol City and County. (Entered as second-claw mall-matter »t ,th« Logansport Post Office, February 8. TUESDAY, JULY 14. 1SOG. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For Pre»l<!ent. WILLIAM McKJXLKY JU. of Ohio. For Vlcc-Pre»l(lent, OAKKKTT A. HO1IAKT of New Jerwy. For Governor, •JAMKS A. MOUNT of Montgomery county For Lieutenant Governor, W. 8. HACOAKD of TIppecivMoo County. For Secretary of Stiite, WILLIAM D. OWEN of Cami County. For Auditor of State, AMEBICU3 V. DAIXKY of Boone county. For Trewauror of State, TOED 3. SCHOLZ of Vwulerborn county. For Attorney Oenenil, WILLIAM A.KKTCHAM ofMnrlon county For Reporter of Supreme Court, , CHABLESF.BKMY of Bartholomew For Superintendent of Ful>llo 'instruction, D. M. GETTING of Harrlnon county For Stiito StutlKtlcun, 8. J. THOMPSON of Shelby county. For Judge* of the Appellate Court, First DfotrJct, -WOODFOKD KOBINSON of Gilison connty Second District, W E. HKNLEY of lltiith county. Third District, D. W. COMSTOCK of Wayne county . •Fourth BlBtrlct, JAMES B. BLACK, of Marlon connty. Fifth DUtrlct, IT.-Z. WILE* of Bcnton county. Elector* at Lnrec, H. G. THAYKR, CHAS, F. JONKS. ' FOK CONGRESS, GEOKGKW.STKKLE, For Joint. Representative, WILLIAM T. "WILSON ofCiwH county. For Beiirencntutlve-CIIABLES «. LOKC- WICLL. Wot Pro»et!Ut«r-CHABLES E- HALTJ. »or Clerk-JOSKPII G. GKACK, ForTrennnror-BKXJAMINr.KEKSLINO For Slierl IV—I. A. AD A MS. ForSnryeyor-A. B. I>Or>l> For Coroner—BK. J. A. DOWNKY. For A«ie«Mor-,iOS15PH BAIIK. For ConiuilMSloner, Flriit Dlitrlct-JOHN OERRAIll). ' For Commissioner, Tlilril District— ABBAHAM SIIIDKLKK. CHOICE FAROE COMEDY. The non»lna:tl.ons of Populist Bill Bryan Mil "'* ancient rnunini: ">» lc . Arthur Sewill ware ratified last night. No one uxneaod iiHK-li, lint tlic "itelrt" was very apparent. A cmrlwis crowd. largely made "1> of boys. wHli n Ws ttl iutoled «ie sulphur of store-lx>x oratory a«d tins vapors from tiro- works mailfi in a silver- liaste country. U was a SCCMIC to draw tuairs from, the hoav*i» when Brn. LouthaUk the .swind-UMHicy-luis-to-lie repudiation: Moses of Cass county Domocrals, opened tne discussion In which His .interest is entirely acquired. Editor Stall of th« South Bond TLam whose position as a soimd money advocate governed by eircninstanc* and not by prlaidple and knowledge ajid conviction, is Hie some as tJiat of t.UO I'havos man, cut but a sorry figure as the stump champion of a cause against which the editorial iik* of hi" papw revolt, and for which, he biw .notldns but distrust aiml abhorrence. Ordinari'ly Sir. Stoll Is a good talker. but under the' elrcumstajicas he. could •iron be expected to stronply support the platform agalmsit wWcli he tonplit nnffl pnulonce counpelled hii-in- to Hop, Major McFadiu frnve some ancient his tory, .Tolm McGreevy it-alked aJid HO did Fr.ink KJBtleir. Several boys blow Me- Kiwlcy tin hoii-u-s, ami Haauuva.lt was there with hte red live. TJie band and tlie drum corps furnished the noise, the assomblod Democrats rofnsinj! to en tlmse, even when- a portrait oi' the nu- knowii presklaut,ia.l aspirant- thrown to the bree/.e at the Pku-os window. TilhnainV plctiu-e was not slwwn. No one . njcn'ttoncd Altgeld COMPARE THEM. "The Ecpnbllcan party Is unroeerved- ly for sou-mi money. It caused the en- actmesit of the law providing for the reMinnptlon of specie payments In 1STO; ,*ifl«e then every clollni; IMS been as good as gold. "We arc unalterably opposed to-every measure calculated to debase our currency or Impair the credit of oiir country: "We'lire'therefore opposed to the •tree coinage of silver except by international agreement with, .tlie leading conrinwkil n'atton's of Uie world, which we pledge.om-selves to promote, and until then suc'H gold standard must be pre- jcrved. "All" oar silver '"tm^ paper currency be maintained v nt parity with d, and we favor all. measures de- to matotailn inviolably the obligations of tbe United' States and all our money, whether .coin 'of paper, at the •present standard,, tbie standard of tlie SOME FACTS TO REMEMBEG. The street corner politician nowadays Ls making " S«Kl lnany muk «ta. t<?1IieDts through iguonuice or deceit or both He should be willed-down. It. is a fact. That silver is a legal tender In any amount, above five dollars, or .under it That when the act of 1873 was passer! there were no sliver dollars ij/cJrcula- tlon. The act did not 'hurt any one;but simply .inalBtninefJ national credit. That specie iMi'ymont was not restunec until 1S70. six yoa« aftenvards. That the. Bland-AlUson law and the Sherman law authorized the oo'tnage of silver and made It legal -tender which it now is. That tinder those- laws silver was coined to the extent of six. hundred and twenty-five million dollars. That there Is sLx hundred million dollars of gold iu circulation. That thore -is rlfilrt n<nv move TJu'rted States silver colwtlmn gold coin in exis fence and .in circulation. That there is more sUvcr co:ined tha-n !s needed now so that the-Treasury has over ¥35,000,000 that has come back and refused to stay in circulation be cause lit Isn't needed for business trans actions. • •' ;, That tbis silver - is coined by the United - -States and H nsdcejiiable In gold and therefore passes as the equlva lent of gold. That the Republican platform advo cates its use tlius and declares also In favor of free caljirtge when by ag.rce- mcnt other nations with; wlionn- we hav to deal will agree to take our silver .dpi la-vs at par. That the reason 'this Is not satlpfac lory to everybody is because mine d-w era want the government by legislation .to bring silver back to 129 cents an ounce whereas overproduction ha brought It down to .09 cents an, ounce. • There Is no good reason for assuming that the Donioo-ntJc farmei- is for fre silver simply because he is for Democ racy generally. Thinking Democrat cvoi-j-where'iire re.pudiaiilug the Chicngt platfonn and assertlnff that tlic' liono and credit of. the nation has.been as sailed and the farming clement Is al ways first it* defense of .country. Ther can be no reasonable "doubt but that ; liirgo number of Democrattc farmei will' support McKtnlcy.' " . . ;- .The output of,wheat-'has, .dou.ble< siucie ;1S75.. The output;of silver. Mo more than doubled'since 1875. To sorn men tills Is -no reason -why these com modifies 'should depreciate ln ,P rict The silver men want tb^- government it legislate tick- prbduot back to 1*8 .form er. value ''but don't say anything nbon legislating/the farmew' wheat back. Altgeld and Us followers hove drive: from the Democratic .party .the me 'who lent to It aM the dignity it." poss eased. ' • • ' • The less'stable tlie cun-ency tlie;le)i faltb in. It and the!• more fre<i»Bn't',.th distruBt 'which cau«es;;panJcs. -jvCi^Vj••,:» SOLD1E.RS LIKE PANTHERS. ^ • *' ' ' . . • Military Methods'In Vogue In Central America. There In No Fair and Open Warfuro, th« Sneaking »nd Catlike Style or • iiK Welng tho Mo«t UMortocl To. Their, Indiaii blood' makes the Central American soldiers talce to shelter and ambush when ^fighting. When Col. Garflas,'With his regiment, started up i'jcacho mountain, above. Tegucigalpa,- londunas, to drive the revolutionists rom tho little table land where the waterworks reservoir wosfouiid,aswa-s told in the Sun the other clay, his men sneaked from rock to -rock, and the eii- emy in falling 1 back did the same. liuriiig- the t,ome revolution Gen. Vai- quex had the forces of PolicftrpoBonilla cooped up in » place colled Tatumbia. lis men outnumbered Bonilla>, and, )eeidea having 1 cannon, they were bet- cr armed and bettor supplied with ammunition. The village Bonilla occupied was in a valley, while Vasquez occupied all the hills cround, save one. When Va-squez attacked this hill, his force, though greatly superior, insisted on running forward from rock to rock, In- diau fashion. Butthemostnoticeable feature of the Tdtumbla situation was in the length of time- the two forces eat looking at each other -and doing nothing- but flte an occasional t-hot. They were literally starling' and spirting «t each othcr for days. Then Bon|ta slipped awny in the shadows, and next day was found in the suburbs of the capital and holding- the crest of a mountain that commanded the town. ; It wns here, that I found the two combatants, end for, three days I saw them facing- each otiher, snarling and growing, but doing no more, and then Bonill.i slipped nway og-nin. When Bonilla left Tatumbia for TegucigaJpa, he made a regular panther spring upon his enemy, but for Inck of ammunition failed to get a good c'.aw hold on Ins victim's neck. And, panther fashion, he neither worried over the failure nor made another immediate dash. • He waited until he had another chane* as good as that and then made another leap. He came back again, this timo •with his claws so well sharpened that Vasquez was the one to sneak, and Ije eventually ^sneaked; across .the border. There was not one good stand-up r a.nd- flght battle in tlhese wars, nor havejl ever heard of a body of Central American troops carrying a position .with the bayonet. .-''•••• '! With these things in mlnd,.every English-speaking man I met in Cenlrnl America spoke contemptuously of Central American soldiers. They were called .cowards, of cour«e, and it was asserted that they : 'had neither tact nor persistence. It was- snid.'over and over igain that one. English or German regiment, properly equipped, could, sweep the country from SanJose de Costa Jvlc.i to Gautemala city. To my mind this is all nonsense. I heard such talk in.; the presence of natives^aod the natives listened, as it seemed to me, in on attitude like that of a panther'crouched in the brush when the gauchos are affer him. They did not resist, but they, were right dangerous to nttock hand and hand In such circumstances. . i/: \ No one who has seen the Seventh re^r iment, X. G. 8. N. Y.', on parade can look at the ordlnnty Central-American soldier without a smile. His uniform consists of a blue drilling-shirt or.blouae', blue drilling trouse-rs,and a straw hat —nothing more. He commonly carries an old-style Remington rifle, and this'fs held, even when on drill, much-as an Adirondack woodsman holds his Win^ Chester—"at oil angles.'. 1 , And..that|.1a ^thc soldier in the regular army in time of peace.. The revolutionists that I saw in Honduras had for uniforms only white bands around their bats. ! Their clothing included the common cotton shirt and trousers worn by fie'lcl hands—they- .went to battle as they wfcnt to plant corn. Their arms were for the most part'pitiful to look at. They carried the cheap little pot-metal, muzzle-loading shotguns, madtMn Eng- gnnd .-for the export trade. To put .in two drachms of powder and four buckshot would be to loud .tbero to-the last gasp. It was on such wenpons ns thesn .that the revolutionists staked their Ihes. And that they did -this is worth considering, in forming an estimate'of the men cs soldiers.-—N, Y. Sun. A Transformation-Of Sexei. A queer sect' has. In.tcly. sprung upjn the Loo-Choo-Fin .district,. : in Eastern China, in order to intimidate their fol lowers into eating mi',at or.not eatiiij meat (according to the sex), they teach that meat-eatingr wome'ii' .will be"transformed into men in tlie life tocome.ond that their children which die.beforf reaching maturity^will go.to Heaven or hades, as the case may-bej as creature- in which the sexes, will be combined The penalty.for the men is just the opposite. Vegetable-eatiri'g 'males can only gain admission to Paradise upon proving that they have-done some valorous deed, and even thcn-they cannot pass the. pearly gates without being instantly transformed into:women. Thi natural'conclusion'-onB'arrivea'at oftc? reading the tenets; of this queer scct.is that unless a'vegetable-eating man can prove that he hasibeen an earthly hero be will not be admitted at nil, even .as a woman I , This peculiar people. - are known as'the Wung-Foo^Cheti-Sen, and are 'said 'to be making wonderful prof ress wherever they, go.—St.-Louis Ke- public. : - •'•'-'.'• ",•,•. '•''•'. BMOI of Drink*." '•.._. ., Several varieties of grasses, herbs afic flowers, the rootis.of sundry.'planta, the juice, of the sugar Vane^Hnd aloe, :anc even beets, are used,by. various -tribes and peoples,.a* .bases of, : drink*. ,- fj sarlier, times spruce.tree*, |lr;jti;eeB,,WrpJ •tree's,'and ash '.trees were tapped >j" f-helr gap, which'wM forMentcd to.»«* e utimulating. Deviragles'.-^Chieagro later '" '" ' • DMcrlptlnn of V»r V»rlom Invlilble F«»- tareii. The head of our fly is a very pretty object. The greater part is occupied >y two large reddish-brown heinis- shcres, on F c on cnch side. These are the eye«, and each of them consists of several thousand separate hcx- ngonal lenses, arranged so ns ,to caus: an appearance under the microscope ike tlie engine turning on tbe back .of a watch. Between'these compound eyes, and quite on the top of the head, are a trio of small clear dots,.orratigvd n a triangle, like set jewels. TheBe.arn ,he simple eyes, and their exact pui'- lose does not seem'to be thoroughly tin- lerstood. In front of the head nre the ontennne or feelers, and each consists of'three joints, with a feathered bristle arising, from the .back of the lust joint. This bristle i.s an important aid in the identification of the different species ot nice, in 'some kinds being quite simpU\ in others beautiful plumose or. feathered, as.iin tho.common species now occupy ing our attention. Below the head of the fly may be seen projecting the long, thick tongue or proboscis, which is a very wonderful structure: We'have only space to s.iy a very little about this organ; to describe It. fully would occupy more than the whole- space devoted to our present article. It is a true sucker,but a. very complicated one, mnde up oT several pieces, united so ns to form a tube, which, not only serves for 'the con • vej-nnce of the flu hi food to the mouth, but also- fo-r -the pn-ssage of saliva from the mouth in..order to moisten ami dissolve particles ,of the substance upon which the fly is feeding. At the tip of the proboRcis are to be found httrdene.l rings, which aid in triturating the food. —Chambers' Journal. THE SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. How the Wholo of EnirlmKl Wm Wronjtht Up Over It. The boiith 'sea bill, passed in April, empowered the co/npnny to increase its capiUU.-'and when the directors called for. ,-subscriptions the money came in by'millions. ..Every effort wns made by the company to inflame the public iajncl. Thc^rumor was spread that Gibraltar and Port Mabon were to-'be exchanged for a part of Peru, In this wny the whole nation fell under the spell of-speculation, and became stock jobbers. All kinds of projects sprang up and were foolishly accorded support, many for objects that in calmer times would have been recognized immediately ns impossible, such as a wheel for perpetual''"motion. Many of these schemes were the plainest of daylight robberies, and ou June 11 a proclamation- was. published - that all new projects or bubbles—the word had now come out—the number of which was then nbout 'a hundred, should be deemed common nuisances, and that any broker dealing in them should be subjeot -to a penalty of £500. It was computed at this time that a. million and a half of money was won and lost by these transparent swindles. The South sea scheme, however, held on its way and daily increased in public favor.' At the passing of the South sea act the company's stock rose to 340. A few days afterward a subscription was.issued, at 300. On the same day, \pril IS, the royal assent was given to a loan of a.million to the company. On the 2Sth of .the same month another 'subscription was opened at 400. The stock was worth 550 on May 20, and was selling at 890 on June 2.—Cornhill Mag- Wh«t the i»i« 8n»«i Dldfw'P.r.lm. .'Assassination is a crime'not to"be excused' or palliated, but'we are<una- •ble-.to join in the praises 'of -th« deceased monarch, who was : c allous even for an.>ABlatic, who slaughtered'with- out pity or remorse, who' lived 'to pile up a personal treasure, 'and '-Under whose rule Persia has become steadily weaker, less populous and more'pover- ty stricken. He has bec*n succeeded by his second'Bon, Munafler^d-Din 1 ,' the governor, of Awsrbijan. who waa 'preferred by,.his father because he : was royal on .both sides, but who has'always been described as greatly the Inferior of his 1 elder brother, the governor of Ispahan. The adhesion of the ^rhne minister, a maw dreaded for hls«"8tern- ness, and a. prompt recognition b'y Russia and .Grea.tBritain'hivve secured the peaceful accession of Muzaffery'but H hia brothers remain quiet for many months there will be a break In the traditions of the Kajar house><-'The huos? is not Persian, but Tartar; land, under its rule of 101 years. Persia-has retrograded,:<until the beautiful- Mud, which -might support as many people ns France ; .scarcely contains more than Belgium] and is but the shell of its ancient self.'; Why its brave, clever and adventurous' people, with their wonderful traditions,'submit to the oppression under which;.they wither Js'one of flie mysteries, of .Asia which 'no historian has ever penetrated.—London Spectator, . . .. • •';.- 'A. Siberian Baby. As described by a recent traveler, Russian babies,, as seen in the homes nf .the Hussion peasants in Siberia,'are very unattractive, specimens of humanity. "I 'looked curiously at one little bundle," says the traveler, "which was laid upon a shelf. Another hunig from the wall 'on 1 a'peg, while a third was slung over one of the supporting rafters and .was being swung, to- and fro by the mother, who had a cord loop over her foot. 'Why,' cried I, in surprise, 'that's a child!' 'Of course It Is!'replied ithe 'woman. 'What else should.it be?' Having 1 'learned so much:'in so short i tline;"l had an Irresistible desire to inspect the contents of. the swinglngr bundle. ; IJooked, but turned away -In "aisgust, for tie child .was as.dirty as » pig in ii'pen.' I could: not refrain from •iking one question. It may have been impertinent.""'Washed!' shrieked the mother; apparently horrified. 'Washed! What?- Waatt-a'baby!'-' 'Why, you'll kill Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S.Gov't Report. Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE SCOTTISH CHARACTER. Humor la Its Principal Trait, Says "Ian Maclaren." The Scotch Are Noted Ainu for Their Citation and Enterprise—Thtlr Devotion to Uie lloiue of Stuart. Itev. ilohn Watson ("Ian Maclaren") recently delivered a lecture in Edinburgh en "Certain Traits in Scottish Character." Mr. Watson said the first trait in the Scottish character was the sense of humor. A Scotsman, lie said, woulci have touched the very highest reaches of charity when he was able finally and without a grudge to forgive that English humorist who said that a surgical operation was necessary to get humor •nto ihe head of a Scotsman. And it is a curious thing how a single phrase should continue from generation to generation and be perpetually flung in their faces. It was mentioned as if it were new, which was intolerable; but what was far more intolerable, it was regularly mentioned as if it were true. They must not judge of the sense of humor in a people by their manner. If there was a people who took their humor quetly, slowly—perhaps he ought t<j add sadly—such, it appeared to him, were the Scottish people. When a jest was presented to a man of Scottish nature, he was not going- immediately to'accept it, and pass it ou as a. jest by laughter. With the analytic character of hJs nature, begotten by long study of political and religious questions, he proceeded to examine it. It might be next day before he was entirely satisfied, and then if he was satisfied he paid it honor. A more important thing to remember was that humor in different countries was different, and that if it were tho cose that their religion and »,heir social ideas were very largely influenced by climate, so surely would it be with their humor, American humor depended very largely upon the greatness of the country. Jests in America were BO large. In the strict sense of wit, he imagined they would agree that the French bad the most delicate firish and flavor for their humor in Europe. Again, the Scots had no claim to that, brilliant sword-play of repartee which was so characteristic, not of tbe Highland Celt, but of the Irish Celt, llis impression was that though English wit had not either the subtlety or the brilliancy of French and Celtic humor; it had an element which was most admirable—the element of down right fun. If they in Scotland had bnd in the past more of that simple element that they call fun, his impression was that they had been a sweeter and a happier people. Perhaps tbe next characteristic of the Scots was what in their enfeebled English language might be called caution, but which, in the admirable dialect of Scotland, .was called "canniness." The Scots were not an impulsive nation. They .wove not a nation carried away by emotion, nor enthusiastic until once aroused; and after that the Scottish nation burned like an anthracite coal furnace. The cannines* of the nation came out in the aiHuencc of their vocabulary in expressing themselves. In the Scotsman's reserve, born of the hardiness of the soil, there lay a great strength, for it was not the strong but the weak people t.ha.t carried their heart upon their sleeve, and opened all their affairs for every body's consideration. Tbe undoubted note of austerity in the Scottish character was an explanation of many peculiarities in Scottish history. They could never drive a Scotsman, and if people tried to drive them in political and religious affairs, his reading of history was that it aways ended in catastrophe for the peope who tried to drive; and not for the Scotsman. On the other hand, they coud take a Scotsman on tlie right side, and thru he was perhaps too weal:. .Another wonderful characteristic of •the Scottish people was their enterprise —which, he supposed, was more char. octeristic of the nation than of sny other nation of the size on the face of the earth. It was in a climate, like that of Scotland that men were made; and then it followed that, being made, the very climate whicn was their must faithful and hardy mother sent them out to get their living. They had an enormous advantage in their habits of hardihood, though he was not quite sure whether this advantage was going to continue long. In conclusion, the lecturer noted, as a characteristic of the Scottish nation which wcs sometimes denied, the sentiment of the Scottish folk. Was there ever a more romantic episode in history than the devotion of the Scottish people to the house of Stuart? Let them look also at the ballads of the Scottish people to meet .the sentiment of which he was speaking. If. however, they wished to know that sentiment at . its fullest, they must see the Scot when he waa nway from home,—Detroit Free Press, ^ Beleetin* • Jarj. This Is from a f arcial interl ude in one scene now running continuously in New York city: . Counsel for Defense—Now, sir, if you were taken upon this jury ^fo"* further assumption of your general disability to serve In an unbiased manner and without due regard to the requisite* necessary to enable you Jo discjiiai- '-,-r—'>; •=»••• "•—— nate between a presumption ot tne guui; of the accused or otherwise despite;the charge of the court and the complicity of the police if proved 'according to the precedents established in all such case* hereinbefore recorded and supposing that the circumstantial proof was clearly stronger than tbe unwritten facts would unsupported give credence to if summarily applied in accordance with established legal formula what would you do? Candidate for Jury (visibly affected) —I—don't know, sir. "Exeiired."—Cleveland Pla'n Dealer. EDITORS FOUGHT A DUEL. R*iulti Were Not PartlcB^rty Dl»a»trou» to the Participant*. Thi old editor ha<l.the inside track and was doing the talking. "I never had jnore than one fluel," he began. "1'ou speak as if one were not. enough," interrupted the listener. "It was an ample sufficiency," continued tie editor, with a sinile. "I was at the time of its occurrence 23 years of age and the editor of the Sraugville Vindicator. I was also a hot-headed youth, with ft yearning for gore anil glory. In the county adjoining mine wot" a 'loathsome contemporary' of jrxine, built on about the same lines I was, and it wasn't more than a year after we hod been eon temporaries until we were in .a fine row. He would write hcnthinsr editorials, and so would I, and finallv we dropped our pens and look up pistols. That is, we agreed to Jig-ht a duel, "Fortunately for uu we had friends who were more sensible than we were, who took charge of oil arrangements for the bloody affray. It was decided by them that the duel should take place, and that we should lire two shot* ot each other, the weapons being double- barreled shotguns anil the distance ten paces. That suited us exactly, for ws were extremely bloodthirsty and wanted each other's gore in. large quantities. The fight was to take place at nix. o'clock in the morning, in a secluded spot, and we were there promptly with our seconds. Our instructions were to fire the first shot after counting three, and if one or both survived another shot might be fired as quickly as the principal could get his gun ready. "That made it a regular rough-and- tumble for half the fight, and also made it more interesting. It isn't necessary for me to go into details of what I thought "just before the battle, motli- er;" suffice it .to say J thought writing scathing editorials waa preferable to shotguns at six a. m. However, we kept our nerve and took our places, ready for business. And I think we meant business, for we took aim right at each otiier. Then came the count-. ing, and finally the deciding 'three/ and bang! went both guns at once. I felt, as if I bad- caught an entire car. !oad of shot from my face down, and I tumbled over on the grass. What had become of my opponent did not greatly concern me at that supreme moment, for I was wondering why I was not- dead. "In half a minute the doctor was feeling me, and after a miuute or two more ho said I hhd been miraculously saved, and pulled me to my feet. Evidently my opponent had also been miraculously saved, for be was standing about ten feet away from me. with his doctor, and the sight he presented made me forget all about the duel and break into tears of laughter. It appeared to have tbe same effect on him, and be began laughing at nio. Then we both got mad, and in five minutes we had licked seconds, doctors and everybody else on hand and run them clean out of the woods. "This being accomplished, we shook hands and took a look ot ourselves in: 3. glass, which had evidently been brought for our benefit. Permit me to omit an elaborate description of what we looked like. Those confounded seconds lind loaded our guns to the muzrte with printer's ink, .and the way it was splattered over us was enough to have- mode us laugh at first, and then lick the crowd that had put up the job on us. However, we had. showed we had sand, and the jokers kept in hiding- until we announced in our respective papers that all wns forgiven and the hatchet was dead and buried. That, waa my only duel," continued the editor, "and I am extremely glad that the guns were loaded with ink instead of buckshot."—Washington Ptar. PIPES and Tobacco Pouches '' '
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