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A'I'j.PTE D nUSL IN NEWCASTLE. A singular but happily innocent, and withal some- what In Serous, incident has just occurred on the Town Moor of Newcastle. The actors in the affair are some foreigners, all of whom with the oxecntinn of a Swede, hail from Denmark. It appears that for three or four weeks past they have been em- ployed in this town in connection with the sub- marine telegraph from Nrwbiggen-by-the-Sea tc Jutland and while engaged in manipulating elec- trify of a prosaic and useful character, two of them have had their peace of mind destroyed by the electricity emitted from Cup d's shaft. But, stvarcrc to say, not only had the God of Leve succeeded in asserting his supremacy over these two young men, but had made them both slaves of one cruel fair, â who loved both well enough to cause her much per- plexity as to which she should adopt and which re- ject. As she could not decide, and as both were equally persistent in their claim" to her hand and heart, nothing was left for it but to meet face to face on the field of battle. With this end in view, the two gallants, accompanied by their friends, making together a company of nine, bent their steps to the Town Moor, about half-past eight or. Sunday morning, and when close by the reservoir, op- g>site Brandling-place, and a short distance from the. ull Park, came to a stand-still. Their movements were closely watched by a band of defectives, com- posed of Inspector Joseph Dixon, George Anderson, John Little, and Robert Bell, who had been on the i look-out for the party for about two hours and a half. Having consulted together for a short period, I the bellicose lovers divested themselves of th iv coats (one of them being dressed in imitation of Garibaldi), and while they did so their friends pac"d the groundsfand chcse positions for them. Th^re were, however, a number of hrrsmen and pede*- trians astir in search of exercise and appetites and as it was considered that their presence would at- tract the attention of some of these, a move was made to a more retired spot, a little beyond the Newcastle turn of the racecourse. Again a consul- tation was held, and again the champions prepared for hostilities, while the fifteen paces were measured off and positions selected for them. Just as ali these preliminaries for the encounter had been arranged, the detective officers appeared in sight, and the whole party crouched on the turf, in hope, no doubt, of escaping observation. The officers, however, lest no time in making them aware that they had observed them, for, walking up to the now recumbent warriors, they demanded to know their business in very unceremonious terms. Not knowing the calling of their interrogators, the young gents were at first disposed to resent such an interference but on being told by Inspector Dixon that he and his colleagues were detectives, and had come to prevent a breach of the peace, and that if they persisted in their attempt to break the peace they would have to take charge of them, the whole of them became, civil and communicative. They were then searched. and on two out of the nine loaded and capped pis- tols of a common description were found. They were then asked for their names, which they read- ily gave, some by means of cards, and others writ- ing them down on pieces of paper. Having been baffled in their attempt to slaughter each other, the would-be warriors went home with their friends to breakfast, the detectives going -down from tho Moor with them as far as Sandyford-lane, where, it is believed, the whole of them are lodging. The charges, it is believed, have not yet been drawn from the weapons taken from the rivals, but one cf the seconds assured the detectives that there were nofhing but waxen bullets in the pistols, and just sufficient powder to melt the wax, although it was energetically asserted on behalf of the woe-worn lovers £ hat they were in ignorance of the fact, and went to the Moor with the resolute intention o? fighting it out. Whether a reconciliation has taken place between these swains is not yet known, but as the whole party are to leave England in a, short time for India, to fill situations in their profession in that country, and will doubtless leave their Mr innamorata behind, it is to be hoped their differen- ces will be adjusted, and that the mischief-making lady, when out of sight, will be out of mind.âNew- castle Chronicle.

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