Law of Supply and Demand is Tested in 1895


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/10/1895.

A few days ago a rather fiery eyed looking gentleman entered our sanctum.  Passing through the press room and the closet in which the office goat is kept he entered the inner court and confronted the editor with the exclamation, "Are you the editor?"  Half scared and half amused we replied, "yes sir."  Then he added, "are you the one that was a talkin' about things a bein' governed by supply and demand?"  We admitted that on one or two occasions we had intimated as much.  "Now," said he, and at the same time emphasizing his remarks by shaking his index finger in our face, "I want to tell you there is not a durn thing in that."  And we asked, "why not?"  To which he replied: "I walked up to a crowd of men the other day and demanded a fight and before I got away was supplied with six, and a pair of black eyes."  We undertook to explain that it was a different kind of a case, but he left our office insisting that there was "not a durn thing in it."