Dispatches by the State Line

Mark Twain

San Francisco Daily Morning Call/August 2, 1863

(Specially to the Daily Morning Call)

Tom Fitch in a Duel-Officer Interposes

VIRGINIA, August 1. – Thomas Fitch, editor of the Union, challenged J. T. Goodman, editor of the Enterprise. They went out to fight this morning, with navy revolvers, at fifteen paces. The police interfered and prevented the duel.