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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, December 9, 1882
A STRANGE DUEL.
Popular river, Montana, was
recently the scene of an exciting
Indian contest, which is described
in a letter to the New i'ork Sun.
This was the great fight between
the four young daughters of Pole
cat, and a young buck who had
assaulted one of their number.
The scene is thus described by the
correspendent: "The lines are
broken and the tribe forms a huge
ring, into which the savage who
provoked the animosity of the
Pole-cat family is summarily
thrust. Ho looks sullen and
dogged. He has a hard fight be
fore him and he knows it, but he
is a man of his hands, and he
mejms to wear those girls out if it
lies in muscle and prompt and
effective work. He may strike
them anywhere above the breast,
and kill them if a blow in the neck
will do it, but bullets and arrows
are ready for him if he strikes
foul. The girls, on the other
hand, must take off his apron. If
the' accomplish that, he is dis
graced to the uttermost moment of
his life, driven from his tribe, left
to starve on the prarie, and all
Indians cautioned against harbor
ing, feeding or associating with
him. The injured woman is al
lowed to have such squaws as she
may select to assist her. But if
she chooses too many to effect her
purpose it is a disgrace to her, and
so she is careful to select only
enough to make the battle nearly
equal. The Pole-cat girls are the
belles of the Yanktonais tribe. If
a squaw can be pretty, these girls
are beautiful, and by virtue of
,tkeir attractions and their father's
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lor that reason. iberaikf no belpnn
P1'8111 undertaking; and fori
imz reason, aiso, tneir savage
sisters giggle and exchange whis
pers as the four girls step into the
ring and approach the waiting
buck. All five are in full war
paint. Down the hunter's cheek
and along his neck are alternate
stpijf awd-green and yellow stripes
on a background of brilliant red,
while his chest, sides and back are
tricked out with rude pictures of
guns, bows and horses. The
girls have smeared their faces with
a coating of red, over which lies
another of green striped with
yellow. Their hair is unfastened
at the back, and the front locks
are braided with otter fur. Each
wears a skirt and ieggins, but their
blankets are laid aside and their
muscular brown arms are dis
played. There are no prelimi
naries. The erirls dash at their
enemy and attempt to grasp him.
If all hands manage to get hold of
him half the battle is accomplished.
But he meets them squarely and
fairly, planting a cruel blow be
tween the eyes of the girl he has
injured, knowing that if she is
finished he can compel her to call
off the rest. She is the general of
the attacking forces and the prime
object of his attack. Over she
goes like a pin-wheel, but she is
up again her face streaming with
blood and her eves swellinsr. The
elder girl has contrived to secure
a waist hold, and locked her hands
behind his back. His fists fall
upon her upturned face with fright
ful force, but she keeps her hold.
The other girls are pressing him
hard from behind, but his elbows
work like battering-rams, and one
steps back with her hand pressed
tightly to her breast, and a look of
agony in her eyes. Now he
whirls suddenly, planting ponder
ous blows upon the face and head
of the girl, who, on her knees,
still clings to his waist with a
death grip. He fairly raises her
from the ground as he spins, but
her hold never relaxes. His
earlier victim again dashes at him
aad is rewarded by a crashing
stroke on the mouth. She rtfels,
but recovers, and darts again, to
receive his fist on her neck with a
force that whirls her half a dozen
piOM off and drops her like a
iSgf Not a word is spoken. The
aMdof bis fists and the heavy
fcr tkwg of the contestants are
the only sounds. The last rally of
the prostrate girl has enabled the
nearer party to catch the buck,
and one has twined her arms
around his neck, while the other
hangs to his right wrist. Hib left
hand is still free, and it fairly
twinkles in the air as he batters
the maiden at his waist. Her
grasp is like iron, hut her head
reels and sways as his heavy hand
falls on it with a noise that leaches
the farthest side of the irregular
ring. Her eyes are closed, and
her breath comes convulsively.
Were the fourth girl there to
grasp that arm, the fight would
soon end. The girl behind is
choking him, and he employs new
tactics. Grasping the kneeling
girl by the throat, he pounds the
face of the one behind him with
the back of his head. No vanity
prompts her to let go. She tight
ens her grip, and buries her face
in the back of his neck. The
fourth girl is up, staggering and
dazed. Brushing the blood from
her eyes, with an angry motion, she
approaches him, crouching as
she moves. If the blow he has
in store for her reaches the mark
he will have another chance, for
the girl at his waist is growing
faint, and he can easily dispose of
the other two. She comes at him
like a cougar. The blow is deliv
eied full upon her breast, but she
grasps his wrist, and writhes up
his arm. Now he is beset with
danger. The two on his arms and
the one at his waist pull him for
ward; the girl behind still strang
ling him, throws her weight on his
back. In vain he attempts to
straighten. The kneeling girl
bends in her desjpairing struggle,
miimneraTrwiiif s of ins arousa.
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ward with a marvelous effort of I
strength. The fainting girl at his
waist finds her hands torn 'ajwirt.
But that triumph was his defeat.
With a crash he comes to the
ground, three girls upon him. One
plants herself on his face, and the
other two kneel on his arms.
There is a struggle, and then the
3'oungest rises, with a wild yell,
waring the apron in her hand.
Her yell is echoed b' a low moan,
as the mother of the prostrate
hunter staggers out of the circle;
and by a grunt of satisfaction as
Pole-cat recognizes the victory of
his girls. To-morrow, somewhere
up the river, that disgraced buck
will be found with a bullet through
Taking Her Own Part.
Women have io long been
accustomed to indignities from
their lords and protectors (?) that
it is a pleasure to find one
occasionally who is capable of
protecting herself. The New
Times has upon its editorial staff
the well-known stock reporter,
Middy Morgan, a lady who is re
garded as a better judge of the
stock market than any male re
porter in New York. An inso
lent policeman, the other day, re
ceived a valuable lesson at her
hands. This fellow mistook her
for a wanderer from the back
woods as she was walking on a
wharf near the Battery, and loudly
advised her to "walk overboard."
She quietly took his number, re
ported hign at his station, identified
him when he appeared at the end
of his watch, and had him sus
pended for two weeks without
pay. The astonished rough tried
to beg off, and his fellow officers
shut him up with the remark,
"Served ye right."
A good old Quaker lady, after
listening to the extravagant j'arn
of a person as long as her
patience would allow, said to him,
"Friend, what a pity it is a sin to
lie, when it seems so necessary to
An old Sandy Hook, Pilot, Mr.
Peter Bailey, residing on Court
street, south Bipoklyn, N. Y., was
cured of a very severe case of rheu
matism by St. Jacobs Oil. His ail
ment had resisted all professional
The Central Pacific Survey.
The survey corps of the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad company, to
whom we referred in our last, have
reached the mouth of Sucker creek.
They are provided with a fine out
fit, and report that they have made
very rapid progress in running the
line. Their instructions are to run
directly from the mouth of Sucker
creek to Boise City. From Boise
a line will be run southeast toward
Wood river country. It is stated
the merchants of San Francisco
and the railroad officials have de
termined that the interests of both
demand the construction of a
branch which will secure to San
Francisco the continued trade of
southern Idaho,the trausferof which
to the east is threatened by the Ore
gon Short Line. Since the settle
ment of Idaho it has purchased
from San Francisco over one hun
dred million dollars' worth of
ffoods, and now, when there is
every prospect of largely increased
demands, San Francisco and the
Central Pacific road have shaken
off their lethargy, and mean busi
ness. Whether or not the con
struction of the line from Winne-
mucca to Boise City, and beyond,
will be realized, is a question for
consideration; bu as yet, there
seems no reason to doubt the good
faith of the projectors. The engi
neers report the route, sis far as
surveyed, perfectly feasible.
Mr. Peet a rather" diffident man,
was unable to prevent himself
from bcin;r introduced one evening
to a fascinating young lady, who,
misunderstanding his name, con
stantly addressed him as Mr.
Peters, much to .that geutlemimV
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Mr. Petwii? said the young
blushincf, as ihe plavfullr witb-
drew part way behind her fan.
The United States is now re
garded as the richest country in
the world. The value of its
property is estimated at 50,000,
000,000. England possesses 44,
000,000,000 worth of property, and
France 37,000,000,000. " This
would make the United States
worth $0,000,000,000 more than
England. and 13,000,000,000
more than France.
nits iKmder necr varies. A man el of
pnnty.Mreninnjuid wliolesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition uith the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate jKiwders. Sold only in can.
ROVAI. 1UKINR POWDEIt Co.. loc AVall-st,
Is not a "cure alL" it Is a blood-nnriflpr una
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces many aisoraers. Known by dmerent
names 10 uisuuKuisii mem accoruini; to ef-
iecis, uuv ueiug reaii
Liver Complaint, Cojutipatton.Kerwwt Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Wtdk
nw. Heart Disease, Dropsy, Kidney Diseac.
Piles, RhCMmaUttm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. Swellings, te.,
S.c. Kicic ef the BIael nrovpnf ami
cures these by attacklnR the cause. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
m caiunf; it "tue most genuine and efilajent
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drue
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. &c. In parapldet, 'Treatise on Diseases
ot the Blood' wrapped arotMd eack bottle.
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Gout, Quins, Sore Throat, Swell
ings dkd Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on with eqoala St. J cobs Oil
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trifling outlay of 60 Celts, and erery one suffer
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Directions in Eleren Language.
SOLD BY ALLDSUG0I3T8 AND DEALERS
A. VOGZXEB 6c, CO.,
XmMmorc, JXd., V. 3. JL.
While an old house in the Pue
Viejlle du Temple Paris, was be
ing demolished a few weeks ago, a
mass of hidden treasure was
brought to light. In a copper jar
were found 7,S22 gold pieces of
an intrinsic value of more than
$20,000. Many of them are ex
ceedingly rare. Two workmen made
The Roman Catholic bishop of
Montreal, has issued a mandate
that parishioners of the three
Canonical parishes in Montreal
shall immediately proceed to pay
off the debt of 8300,000 due on
the fabrique of Notre Dam?.
Married men are to subscribe $2
and those unmarried $L per annum
until the amount is discharged.-
A LETTER FF0M GERMANY.
M . i.kx, January . ISSi
Very esteemed Mrs:
The pnd.se your Liver PHI- hae called
forth here is wonderful. Aflcr taking oho
and u, half boxes of your genuine Ilt. C.
3rrI.ANE'S LIVEK PILLS, I h:i L en
tirely recovereil from inyfourye:irMi(rt
ing. All who know me wonder how I,
who, for so many years, had no upMMite,
and could not sleep for backache, Mitch
in my side, and general stomach nun
plaints, could have recovered.
An old ludyin our city, who liasullered
for many years from kidney dlvaso, and
the doctors hnd given her up, took two of
your Mils, and got more relief than he
lias from nil the doctors. You in trulv.
J. VOX Dhi: KKf.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
Tlie genuine are never sugar-eoatcd.
Kveo' hox has n red wax seal on the lid,
with the impressien: McLaneV. I.Hit
The genuine McLAX?. LIVKU
PILLS bear the signature of C. :lcljuic
and Fleming Bros, on the wrappers.
InsLst uix)ii having the genuine IK. C.
3IcLA3fES LIVKR PILLS, prepar.tl bv
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, P.i.. tl.e
market being full of imitations o! ilic
name McL:ine, spelled differently, bin of
If your storekeeper does not lime the
genuine DR. C. McLANirs fi:n:
11KATKD LIKR PILLS, send u- 5
cents, imd Ave will send you a Ihjx b in-ill,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh. Pa.
THE "NE PLUS"
Patent Washing Machine
Oaly Premium at Portland M
oaaaics Fair is new Ready.
The owners of the
SOLE SHOP RIGHT
For Oregon will deliver free to any railroad
or steamboat station on receipt of $15.
Specially low terms to dealers. Address P.
O. Box 713 Portland, Oregon.
Mtst Ctmplete Stock in Astoria
JY ovelties of all Kinds
FralUBth FartlgaaaA Dsmmtir
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
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ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
CI I IIXAMLTS STKKET, A STOMA.
Tin: undersigned is pleased to
nunnnwv to tin puMU that he has op
ened :i .
IE3itix3.S' House ,
. Ami nirniiliPi ia llrt-class stjle
OYSTKKS. HOT COFFEE TEA, ETC.
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Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Please Give me a call.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Kopes and Cordage of all kinds.
Block. Patent and Hcttalinc of
The Genuine r.eeton's Scutch
Salmon net T incs.
Mermaid Twines: Canras, all
A: Copper Tipped Oar.
The best n-sortment of
The Bent COFFEES and TEAS.
Tr- our Melrose Baking Powder
Positively the foot ever made.
of all kinds put tip by best P.icKers.
Uiflinnlson'M niul bobbin's Canned Goods.
Terms Cash. Profits Small.
fcarOIVK US A CALL-SU
WILLIAM ED GAB,
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
ard other Knclish Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
1 ttiT' s ' " AUKr a runt
Assortment of fine SPFCTACLE8 and EYE
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Comer Chss and Squemoqhe streets,
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON
Leinenweber & Co.,
KST. II I.I ! I KD 1 W5.
TAMERS AND CUBRBIES,
Maiuifact liters and Importers of
A I.h KINDS OP
Wholes.iIe Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
amigtiest cash price paid for Tildes and
A. V. Allen,
(HUOCESSOR TO PAGE & ALLEN.)
WholesAleand reUll dealer lis
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROI'lUAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
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! WILLIAM HOWE.;
Boors. Windows. Blinds. Transoms! Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material. Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order.
CgrOrders from u dbtancc promptly attendcil
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Sthkkt, Neau Parker Housk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFATETTE STREET.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Ghains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED
Kails. Copper Nails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FLOUR AND MILL FET.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Street?
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
No. 318,Frat St. Saa Fraaoisc o
Htalth is Wealth.
Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Brain Treat
ment : a specific for Hysteria. Dizziness,
Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental Dc-
fression, Loss of Memory, Spermatorrhoea,
mpotency, Involuntary Emissions, Prema
ture Old Age, caused by over-exertion, self
abuse, or oer-tndulgence. which leads to
miserj', decay and death. One box will cure
recent cases. Eaeh box contains one months
treatment. One dollar a box, or six boxes
for five dollars ; sent by mall prepaid on re
ceipt of price. We guarantee six boxes to
cure any case. "With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied with five dol
lars, we will send the nurchaser our written
guarantee to return the money if the treat
ment does not effect a cure. Guarantees Is
sued' only by W. E. Dement, dmggtst, As
toria, Oregon. Orders by mall at regular
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L7 . WINTOH,
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Attorney and CounaeHr.mt Um. J3J!JgH
)fflce in Iithian BulldiBf; IUmws 11. JZ?
JAY TUTTIiE. M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms t, 3, and 3. Pythian Bnitd
Ui,'. Resiuemce OverElberson's Bakery, op
posite Barth & Myers' Saloon.
A Ii. FUIiTON. M . .
PhysieiaM aaA Sarseea.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allen's grocery "tore.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, eoruer
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T E. rnFORCE.
Dental Keems over Caae'a 8tre(
CirenamiM Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGOr.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, eorner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, Horseshoeinz.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
ALL KINDS OF JFJEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Woo., Etc
General storage and Wharfage on reason-,
able terms. Foot of Betton street. Astoria
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP.
OPPOSITE KIXNEY'S CANNERY
All Work Wj