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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
THE REVENGE '
OF A FATHER
A Professional Duelist Who
Met His Match.
Hero is a story I rescued from some
old family papers that had not been
OTerhaulcd in half a century. I havo
reconstructed it from its original letter
form, preserving the flrst person in
which it was written:
I camo to Now Orleans in 1S45 from
France. I was sitting one evening, 1
soon after my arrival, in a cafe when
an elderly man, about flfty-flve, I
think, stepped up to me and with a
broad southern accent said, "You aro
II. Des.uounes of Paris, I believe,
"I am and at your service, monsieur."
"I am n stranger in the city, suh. I
am a planter from the interior of tlio
state. I desire the services of somo
one familiar with the code duello and
have been told that you have officiated
on several occasions at meetings among
gentlemen. If it would not bo too
much to ask, suh, I would like you to
act fo' mo in an affair of bona', suh."
He was a typical Louisiana planter
of the period.
"I shall bo happy to servo you, mon
sieur. But I should like to know .
something about the case."
"Certainly, suh. My opponent de
clared publicly that General Jackson
at tho battle of New Cleans used cot-1
ton bales fo' breastwo'ks. I told him
that he was mistaken. He persisted.
I gave him the He. He challenged me." 1
I was surprised. I had not then j
learned of the various methods among
gentlemen in vogue in the city of pick-1
ing a quarrel which was based on an
"Were you right?" I asked.
"Certainly, suh! I was present at
the battle, suh."
"And who is your opponent?"
"Camillo Trudoau, suh."
"Camille Trudeaul Is ho here? Why,
my dear sir, he has been out twenty
times and always killed or winged his
"So I have heard, suh."
After a failure to Induce Captain St.
Leger tho name ho gave mo to And
a way out of the difficulty I consented 1
to act for him. Ills opponent's second
Informed me that his principal, who
was twenty-five years younger than '
St. Leger, would not kill tho captain
if he could possibly help it. St. Leger, I
as the challenged party, selected pis-!
tols and a ground under tho levee a j
few miles north of the city. We pro- i
ceeded thither at daybreak the next
morning. I noticed that the captain
stepped from his carriage gingerly and
walked on to tho ground with a slight j
limp. There also seemed to be some
thing the matter with his left arm.
Wo placed the contestants thirty
paces apart Tho captain told mo that
be was a poor shot and named the dis
tance himself. They flred at the drop
of a hat Trudeau was unharmed. St. j
Leger received a ball in the leg that
nearly knocked him over. But he main
tained his balance and awaited the slg-!
nal for another round. Trudeau looked I
surprised. Ho had aimed at the cap-1
tain's leg Just below the knee and
knew that ho had placed his bullet )
there. Such a stroke should be suffi
cient to put any man out of the tight.
We endeavored to Induce the old man
to withdraw, but without avail.
Just before the next signal I saw
Trudeau looking at his opponent's right
arm, as If he Intended to shatter It. I
was not surprised that he changed his
Intention, for he could not carry it out I
without killing his man. When the
shots rang out Trudeau was still un
harmed. St Leger's left arm swayed
and then hung limp. Ho stood as
steady as ever.
Trudeau turned pale. Was he to
continue to put holes in his adver
sary's members without any percepti
ble injury? I confess I was puzzled.
Trudeau appeared to bo rattled. The
captain's shots had been drawing
closer to him, and this doubtless had
an effect upon his nerve.
St Leger Insisted on another round.
When their hands wero raised for
the next shot I thought I noticed a
slight tremor at tho muzzle of Tru
deau's pistol. Tho captain's face was
a study. It showed plainly that this
time he was determined to kill his op
ponent and showed, further, great con
fidence in his ability to do so. I be
llevo Trudeau considered that his own
life depended on taking his opponent's.
But his nerve had gone, and he looked
anxious. The captain stood straight
as a ramrod on his wounded leg,
which ho had not permitted the sur
geon to examine and on which no
blood was visible. I looked to seo it
oozing from under his pantaloons
where they wero strapped over his
boot, but looked in vain.
At tho next flro Trudoau's bullet
knocked St Leger's pistol out of his
hand, glanced and buried itself in a
tree. Trudeau fell with a bole in the
center of bis forehead. The others
present, except myself, ran to Tru
deau. I started for St Leger, but was
surprised to seo him walk to tho car
riage with no moro impediment than
his usual limp. He told mo to get In.
nnd we drove away.
"Your leg, captain, nnd your arm!" I
"What about them?"
"I lost my right leg and my left arm
at the battle pf New O'leans, suh."
Trudoau bad been firing into wood.
It cost him his life. I learned after
ward that when Trudeau had flrst
dome from Paris ho had selected Cap- 1
tain Bt Leger s only son for a target
on which to mako a display of Ms
PENNSYLVANIA AS A FRUIT
A student in Indiana .wrote to
Prof. H. A. Surface, State Zoologist,
Harrisburg, asking for Information
concerning the fruit growing sec
tions of 'Pennsylvania, saying that ho
would like to locate in this State and
go into the business of fruit grow
ing. Tho reply Is not only of inter
est to all such inquiries, but Is char
acteristic of State Zoologist Surface
In standing for the proper advance
ment of all parts of this Great State.
" Up until two or three years ago
most of us had the Idea that there
were certain sections of this State
that could be called fruit growing
sections, and others were something
else. iNow It Is definitely proven,
chiefly by the demonstration work
of the Division of Zoology of the De
partment of Agriculture, that abso
lutely every part of this State Is well
adapted to the growing of flrst class
fruits of somo varieties.
"In general, there are two distinct
regions; the first of which Is the
southern and low land region, where
in certain varieties like tho Jona
than, Smokehouse, York Imperial,
Paragon, Mother and others may
reach their best perfection, and
which do not do so well In the north
ern or mountainous regions. In the
latter such varieties as the Graven
stein, King, Greening, Northern Spy
and Baldwin are conspicuously suc
cessful, while these In turn do not
do so well In the former regions.
Yet throughout the Stato certain
varieties aro generally adapted.
Among these are such as the Yellow
Transparent, Maiden Blush, Summer
Ramho, Grimes Golden, Rome Beau
ty, Stayman, Wlnesap and others
that might he mentioned. It has cer
tainly been proven In the last two
or three years that In all parts of
Pennsylvania are fruit-growing re
gions, If one will use care to plant
any one or moro of one-half dozen
"Small fruits do well In all parts
of the State, If given proper atten
tion. Plums and pears do well In
all counties of the State, and, except
In such unusual seasons as we ex
perienced Jast winter, we may justi
fiably expect fine results from
peaches and quinces.
"Of course, there are individual
locations or sites In each county
which are more adapted to satisfac
tory fruit production, as It Is Im
portant for one to be able to select
good rich and deep soil with fair soil
drainage, and elevation of slope with
good air drainage. In the selection
of a site with regard to immediate
surroundings the nature of the soil
13 more important than Is the mere
choosing of any one general region
In the State. Above all else, a
knowledge of the subject of horticul
ture Is necessary. There has been
an Immense rush toward extensive
planting, particularly In commercial
planting In this State. Many persons
engaged In some other business or
profession havo apparently thought
it possible to plant an orchard on a j
nuisiae or eisewnere, ana in a iew 1
years find themselves wealthy from
Its Income. This Idea of tho ease
with which good fruits can grow and
pro'flts be made will be sure to lead
to considerable disappointment, and
those who learned the subject and
are willing to work hard and keep
up with the progress of the times
"There is no doubt about the
high quality of Pennsylvania fruits
when the right varieties are grown.
They can he put up against any pro
duced elsewhere in the world, and
will hold their own on every point
of color, size, flavor, productiveness
and other features. There is a gen
eral demand for home-grown fruits,
as these are preferred before Import
ed fruits, and consumers are com
ing to learn more and more the val
ue of the home product, and thus
buy it and use it.
"Pennsylvania Is an empire in her
self. Her industries of manufac
ture, mining, transportation and ag
riculture, the latter embracing hor
ticulture, dairying and stock raising,
general farming and trucking are so
developed that each is helpful to the
other to a remarkable extent. This
Is a country of schools, churches and
homes. We think there Is no need
of taking good money to the far
west or elsewhere, In order to find
an opportunity for Investment in
profitable lines. The man who stud
ies and hustles can find all necessary
opportunities for success.
"If you need detailed information
along the line of any Industry of this
State, particularly In regard to ag
riculture or fruit growing, I shall be
pleased to aid you in procuring it."
"bill" kent appear8
Bill Kent, whom the people have
been reading about for the past half
century, appeared In a new role last
week, when he went before Alder
man Millar, In Scranton, and caused
a warrant to bo Issued for the arrest
of Richard Richards of that city,
on a charge of larceny and assault
and battery. He was unable to prove
the larceny charge, but the defend
ant admitted that he assaulted him
and plead guilty to tho charge. He
was 'fined ten dollars and the costs
which he paid. On the larceny
charge he was discharged.
Dick admitted that when he and
Kent had the rumpus ho thrett a
lamp at him, but that it did not
strike him. Kent stated when leav
ing tho office that ho hoped to pro
cure witnesses who would prove the
charge of larceny which ho preferred
It Is really surprising to find this
old man in the role of prosecutor.
Heretofore he has generally appear
ed as defendant.
Senator Charles A. Snyder, of
Schuylkill county, has presented the
teachers' retirement bill, which is
modelled along the lines of that of
1911. Other bills persented by Sen
ator Snyder were: Making certain
corrections In the laws relating to
third-class cities in the interest of
Pottsvllle; a "Blue Sky" law; a lia
bility law similar to that in force in
Maryland; providing that certain
teachers of long experience bo ap
HINTS FOR THE
A Combination Vegetable
Colander and Fruit Press.
A kitchen utensil that should save
tho cook much labor and time has been
invented by a Minnesota man. It is a
combination colander and fruit press
and is said to remove the hulls from
beans, peas, etc., and the skins and
seeds from tomatoes, apples, grapes
and tho like without losing any of tho
essence or juices of these articles. Its
Inventor claims many other merits for
It, somo almost miraculous. An iron
upright clamps to tho edge of tho table,
and this supports a colander bowl. Re
volving in the bowl Is a spiral blade
that performs manifold duties. When
the handle Is turned and the blade re
volves It not only pares the skins from
the fruit or vegetables in tho bowl,
but presses them against the colander
bottom and squeezes out their sub
stance. Macaroni Milanaise.
Drop into salted boiling water one
half package of macaroni broken into
Inch lengths. Cook until tender, then
drain. Put In a pan ono can of toma
toes, one bay leaf, blade of mace, one
slice of onion, one stalk of celery and
a pinch of soda nnd cook twenty min
utes. Melt two level tablesroonfuls of
butter and stir into it two level table
spoonfuls of cornstarch. Season with
salt and paprika and gradually add the
tomato. Cook until thickened. Mix
with ono cupful bread crumbs and one
rounding tablespoonful of butter melt
ed. When cool add one-half cupful of
grated cheese. In a buttered baking
pan lay a layer of macaroni, theli ono
of the sauce, and so on. Cover with the
breadcrumbs and bake In a moderate
oven until crumbs aro nicely browned.
Ono quart of tomatoes, one quart of
milk, two heaping tablcspoonfuls of
butter, one tablespoonful of corn
starch, one teaspoonful of salt one
quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, a
blade of mace and one bay leaf. Stew
the tomatoes with the bay leaf and
mace till tender, then rub them
through a sieve. Put the strained to
matoes into a saucepan, add the but
ter, tben add the seasoning. Put the
milk into a double boiler and stir into
it the cornstarch, which has been mix
ed with a little cold milk to make
smooth. Let it cook for fifteen min
utes, then pour the milk into tho to
matoes," mix well together and serve.
To drive away mice scatter camphor
in their usual haunts. This will drive
them away completely.
Vinegar should never bo kept In
stone jars, as this spoils it and renders
it unfit for use.
Corks may be made both air and wa
ter tight if Immersed for five minutes
in boiling oil.
When boiling clear soup add a small
lump of sugar to the saucepan. This
will give it an added brilliancy.
Cold tea Is excellent for cleaning all
sorts of painted wood except white.
This should be cleaned with milk.
Allow one partridge for each two
persons to be served. Cut ns for broil
ing and fry in a mixture of equal
parts of salt pork fat and claTlfled but
ter, dipping flrst In flour and dusting
with salt and pepper. When tender
remove to a hot platter and garnish
with sippets of toast and the livers
and slices of crisp salt pork or bacon.
Into the fat remaining in tho pan
braid two table-spoonfuls of flour and
when well blended turn in one cup of
hot cream, stir until smooth and slight
ly thick and pour over the partridges.
Tarnished silver should be immersed
In sour milk and let remain there for
some time. Use a soft toothbrush to
clean out any embossed work. Rinse
afterward in clean warm water and
when the nrticle is quite dry polish
with a nice, soft pleco of old silk. A
good way to clean silver cutlery is to
wash it in soapy water directly aft
er use. Rinse in clear warm water, to
be followed with a brisk polish with
I soft clean rng. Silver goods should
never bo placed away in a damp con
dition. Baked Peas.
Take a quart of dried peas and soak
overnight, pour off water, add more
and parboil until skins begin to slip
off.. Put in bean pot, add two table
spoonfuls augar, one-half pound pork,
salt and pepper. Bake as you would
Twenty-third Annual Statement
WAYNE COUNTY FARMERS' MU
TUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
of Wayne County, I'cnna.
Amount of Insurance Dec.
31, 1912 $4,476,607.00
Amount of Premium notes
Doc. 31, 1912 179,064.00
Cash in banks, Jan. 1, 1913 8,751.00
Cash received on applica
Cash received on Assess
Cash money borrowed,... 6,500.00
Cash Interest from Savings
Cash from other sources,. 6.50
Paid for the following losses from
September 1, 1911, to September 1,
E. L. Chapman, furniture
damaged by fire 2.70
Joseph E. Edsall, house
damaged by fire 4.00
A. E. Rude, houso damaged
by fire 6.40
O. M. Baker, house dam
aged by fire 6.40
H Brlnning, house and
furniture damaged by '
Wallace Lynn, barn and
contents burned, 193.75
Mary A. Ovens, household
goods damaged by lire. . 3.00
Orvllle Bronson, barn and
contents burned 450.00
Silas Dexter barn and con
tents burned 841.40
Jacob Racht, Jr., house
and furniture damaged
by fire 10.00
S. S. Olmstead, barn burn
Frank Chapman, house and
contents burned 800.00
Andrew Racht, house dam
aged by Are 5.65
Wm. C.Elliot, house dam
aged by flro 10.00
L. Brlnkerman house dam
aged by fire 5.00
Mrs. A. L. Kingsbury,
house damaged by fire. 19.50
D. W. Griffith, house burn
C. F. Bullock, houso and
furniture damaged by
J. L. Noble, house damag
ed by Are 2.90
Chas. MIgenery, house
damaged by fire 5.00
Tewksbury and Son, house
and contents burned ... 352.33
S. T. Jay, house and con
tents burned 900.00
E. B. Wells, Est, barn dam
aged by lightning 10.00
A. B. Lobez, barn damag
ed by lightning 25.00
Jas. Soden, houso damag
ed by lightning 14.00
H. Heberllng, house dam
aged by fire 2.00
N. L. Wood, barns and con
tents burned 850.00
John Eldred, barn damag
ed by lightning 2.00
A. KIttner, barn and con
tents burned, lightning,. 400.00
Mrs. J. Harder, barn dam
aged by lightning 8.00
C. M. Smith, house and
contents burned 700.00
Mary Wlnslow, house dam
aged by lightning 8.00
Alice Whitney, house and
contents burned 550.00
C. I. Hopkins, barn damag
ed by lightning 5.00
C. M. Pethick, barn and
contents burned, light
J. T. Walker, house dam
aged by lightning 35.00
L. Lovelass est, barn dam-''
aged by lightning 39.00
T. J. Roark, barn damaged
by lightning 237.00
W. E. Bennett, house dam
aged by lightning, fire . . 60.00
Peter Yeko, barn damaged
by lightning 20.00
Mark KHIam, barn damag
ed by lightning 5.00
E. K. Curtis est, barn and
contents burned 675.00
F. J. MItler, barn damaged
by lightning 5.00
Wm. Watts, barn and con
tents burned, lightning, 900.00
A. Butler, house damaged
by lightning 16.00
W. F. Crockenberg, barn
damaged by lightning. . 6.00
R. E. Pomery, barn dam-
aged by lightning 5.00
A. Branning, barn dam
aged by lightning 5.00
Chas. Smith, barn damag
ed by lightning .-. 10.00
M. C. Spangenberg, barn
and contents burned by
M. A. Rutledee, barn burn
L. B. Kennedy, barn burn
Mrs. S. Collpalo, house
damaged by fire 8.65
Chas. Meglnery barn dam- '
aged by lightning 6.00
Chester Holgate, barn
damaged by light ing.. 10.00
J. P. McKenna, barn dam
aged by lightning 6.00
Th s. Kegan, Jr., barn
damaged by lightning. ., 2.00
Paid for losses since Sept.
1st, 1912 1,969.37
Borrowed money and In
terest paid 6,510.00
Rent of office 78.00
Printing and calanders... 136.49
Cash in' treasury 8,751.00
Cash in hands of agents.. 62.85
Assessments in course of
Office furniture 200.00
Premium notes In force. . 179,064.00
Assets In excess of liabili
H. C. JACKSON, President.
PERRY A. CLARK, Sec'y.
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A little book, "Common Sense,"
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rick Henry's and Samuel Adams'
speeches, of Franklin's and other
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and Rousseau and tho news of our
own war for independence that
brought on the revolution in
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ono period tho London Times
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Tho Uuy-Tj-A-Honio Realty Com
pany has just listed one of the finest
and best-known farms in Wayno
county. It is located In the heart ol
the summer boarding business, in
Wayne's highlands. The property
consists of 325 acres and is well
watered both by creeks and springs.
A most beautiful natural lake, con
sisting of 15 acres, is one of the at
tractive sheets of water in Preston
township.' Ideal for the location of
summer cottages. The farm Is 2
miles from the Lakewood station on
the Ontario & Western railroad,
three miles from Poyntelle on the
same road and two miles from Como.
Of the 325 acres 275 are under good
state of cultivation, consisting of
meadows, plow ground and well-watered
pasture fields. The balance aro
In maple, beech and birch timber.
This farm is especially adapted to
raising hay and for dairying.
There are four dwellings and cot
tages upon the premises. Dwelling
No. 1 will accommodate from 40 to
50 guests. Near this house is a never-falling
spring for domestic use.
The second cottage contains nine
rooms. Good water. Small barn
near house. Home No. 3 is a very
good eeven-room cottage furnished
with water by one of the best
springs In Wayne county. Cottage
No. 4 is near beautiful natural
spring lake, which consists of about
15 acres. The above mentioned
places are located In an ideal sum
mer boarding district visited every
year by boarders from Philadelphia,
New York, Scranton and other cities.
Other cottages could be built on tho
border of this lake.
Situated upon the premises Is a
laundry, coal and wood house com
bined, size 20x60 feet. The second
floor Is equipped for holding enter
The barns are as follows: Horse
barn 26x56 feet, with running water;
hay barn 26x36, with two cow sheds
attached 20x50 'feet. One building
with scales and wagon house with
underground stable for cows. One
good blacksmith and carriage shop,
with second story for storage.
Chicken houses, capacity for 200.
Barn No. 4 situated near House No.
3, size 30x40 feet, two sheds for cat
tle, with good spring water. Two
other hay barns, size 26x36 feet, and
There are three apple orchards on
the farm and a small fruit orchard.
The property will be sold for a
reasonable consideration and upon
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Located in Berlin township about
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It consists of 108 acres, which Is all
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