FRANCE: Ignoble Dueling

Orthodox members of the fashionable Parisian Cercle de I' Escrime (Fencing Club) all but wept last week as two of its members settled an affair of honor with four-ounce boxing gloves. "Duelist" Schapira, a prominent Swiss resident of Paris, easily cuffed into submission his adversary, M. H. Tersieff, a onetime boxing champion of Roumania. While members of the Cercle were deploring the "execrable dueling form" of both men, a despatch from Bucharest announced a duel still more scandalous.

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