This Day In History: 1900-02-12
Reports that a duel had been fought in Mahwah are unfounded. A Dane named J. Christiansen, who was raising cows on property rented from Mrs. Wright got involved in an argument with his hired man. The hired hand had demanded his pay and Christiansen fired wildly into the air several times. The hired man knocked the pistol out of Christiansen’s hand and it was surrendered to Mr. Winter when they went down to his store for his help in settling the dispute. It was all blown over. The cows have been sold, both men have left town and Mrs. Wright has reoccupied her house.