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All work guaranteed satisfactory and done on short notice Give usa call. We can-please you. Located back of Beal Bros-' blacksmith shop on Second street. Phone No. 3145 Ind. roihers '"w YOU GET .WHAT Vl GET MMf Our books are open for your inspection. Buyers name given if wanted. ' We not only jrftt t.nn Tirif.fiS. hnt tiiti md Rfl.t.isfv vrmrsftl-f 'UlttSsvD absolutely at any time that you get what wc get. PKUMr I liAon KtlUHRS Ship your produce to us. Write to us now , for coops, tags, etc. SOUTHERN OREGON COMMISSION CO. W. H. MCCORQUODALE. PROP. 85 FRONT ST., PORTLAND, OREGON i ciation. Here is a story I rescued from some old family ' papers that had not been overhauled In half a century. I. have reconstructed it from its original letter form, preserving the first person In which it was written: I came to New Orleans in. 1845 from France. 1 was sitting one evening, I soon after my arrival, in a cafe when : an elderly man, about fifty-five 1 think, stepped up to me and with a broad southern accent said, "You are M. j Desmounes of Paris, I believe, suh." - "I am and at your service, monsieur." i , "I am a stranger in the city, suh. I am a planter from the interior of the state. I desire the services of some I 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 be too much to ask,- suh, I wouIcL-Iike you to act fo' nie in an affair of bona', suh." - l He was a typical Louisiana planter of the period, but withal having a sol dierly bearing tall, erect and with grizzly gray hair. . . "I shall be happy to serve you, mon sieur. But 1 should, like to know something about the case." "Certainly, suh. My opponent de clared publicly that General Jackson at the battle of New Cleans used cot ton baleis fo' breastwo'ks. . I told him that he was mistaken. He persisted. I gave him the lie. . He challenged me." I was surprised. 1 had not then learned of the various methods among gentlemen in vogue in the city of pick ing a quarrel which was based on an other cause. . "Were you right?" I asked. "Certainly, suh! 1 was present at the battle, suh." ' "And who is your opponent?" "Camille Trudeau, suh." "Camille Trudeau! Is he here? Why, my dear sir, he has been out twenty times and always killed or winged his man." - . . ' "So I have heard, suh.'' After a failure to 'induce Captain St. Leger the name he gave me to find a way out of the difficulty, I consented to act for him. His opponent's second informed me that his principal, who was twenty-five years younger than St. Leger, would not' kill the captain if he could possibly help it. St. Leger, as the 'challenged party, selected pis tols and a ground under the levee a few miles north of the city. We pro ceeded thither at daybreak the next morning. I noticed that the captain stepped from his carriage gingerly and walked on to the ground with a slight limp. "There also, seemed to be some thing the matter with his left arm. . We placed the contestants thirty paces apart. .The captain told me that he was a poor shot and named the dis tance himself. They fired at the drop of a hat. Trudeau "was unharmed St. Leger received a ball in the leg that nearly knocked him over. But he maintained his balance: and awaited the signal for another round. Trudeau looked surprised. He had aimed at the captain's leg just below the knee and knew that he had placed his bul let there. : Such a stroke should be sufBcient to put any man out of the fight. We endeavored . to induce the old man to withdraw, but he would not hear of it. . 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 without killing his man. When the shots rang out Trudeau was still unharmed. St. Leger's left arm swayed and then hung limp. He 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 be 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 were raised s for the next shot, I thought I noticed a slight tremor at the muzzle of Tru deau's pisroi. . The 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 lieve 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 asa ramrod on his wounded leg, which he hac not permitted the surgeon to examine and on which no blood was visible. I looked to see it oozing from under his pantaloons where they were strapped over his boot, but looked in vain. . ., At the next fire Trudeau's bullet knocked St. Leger's pistol out of his hand, glanced and buried itself in a tree. Trufleau fell with a hole In the center of his forehead. The others present, except myself, ran to Trudeau. I started for St. Leger, but was sur prised to see him walk to the carriage with no more impediment than his usual limp. He told me to get in, and we drove away. ."Your leg, captain, and your arm!" I exclaimed. - . "What about them?" , v 'The wounds." " "I' lost my - right leg , and my. left arm at the battle of New Cleans, suh." Trudeau had been firing into wood. 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