This piece hypothesizes about the chaos that must ensue following the temporary relocation of the Cincinnati Enquire, a staunchly Democratic press, to the offices of the Times, an adamantly Republican paper. The article depicts the bedlam that follows in the editorial staffs of both papers in sharing the same office space: the writers threaten their nemeses with “darting lead” (pencils) and “flashing steel” (pens). The editors may even find themselves accidentally on the wrong side of the table working on articles antagonistic top their political agendas. The piece concludes with the potential disaster of Election Day when the papers, backing different candidates, attempt to hang their respective flags out of a shared window.
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