We suppose dueling survives in France becauso it's the most harmless raethod of settling personal grievances. - Philadelphia North Amerioan. Thrones are still trembling in the olc world, but the people are not worrying. It is only the thrones that are getliug out of date. - Boston Herald. It sounds queer to hear of the drawing oí the color line in África, and drawing it against the African too. And yet that is what they are doing in ohannesburg. - Sxehasge. The partition of China raay follow close npon that of África. Then Europe will pause to shed tears over the fact that the planet Mars is out of reach. - St. Louis Globe-Demoorat. Having politely complied with Russia's request not to buy a new navy, the sultan has ordered 150 largu krupp guns. Some day the czar will lose his temper and the Turks spoiling for a fight will be modated.