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In New Orleans, two French-language newspaper editors, about to duel with swords, are arrested

French Opera House, New Orleans
01/02/1866
According to press reports, the editors of two of New Orleans leading French-language newspapers, Felix Limet of the New Orleans Bee and Emil Lefrance of La Renaissance Louisianaise, had fallen into disagreement and challenges had been exchanged with swords as the selected weapons.  Just before the duel began, however, New Orleans police intervened and took the two, and their seconds, into custody.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"News of the Day - General News," New York Times, January 15, 1866, p. 4. 

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