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E. MERTON COULTER L. vol. in. A.THEN'Si GEORGIA, THIJRSDA.V MORNING, MA.ROR 2 1882- NO. 92 WriCIICaAFT IN ALASKA. * • St Loul» Republican. Those who attended the ineoting of the Women’s Board If Missions at the Presbyterian rooms yesterday ale ternoon were grieved and astonished when they listened to the reading ' of a very aensatioual letter from Miss Maggie J. Dunbar, a Presbyterian missionary, stationed at present at Fort Wrangell, Alaska. Through the letter its author described the terrible sufferings ot several families, old men and young children, recently tortured to death for the alleged crime of witchcraft. The victims, in cluding persous of various ages, from four to seventy years, were tried *by the heathen tribunals ot the nlaco, and senteused to deith. At Look, a portion of Alaska where the an cient population of the place predomi. nates, and enforces thpir unwritten law, which consists of Ulf the Super, atitious their ancestors lound leisure to devise and hand down to their posterity, a family found guilty of be ing spiritual jugglers, of a type sup posed to be in league with the devil, were taken out ana tied to trees. The grandmother of tho family was tied to a largo forest tree, and left there to starve. After giving her salt water whenever she asked that her •thirst might be quenched, the demons about tho tree liually hacked her to death with knives. The balance ot the family succeeded in breaking away from their captors, and escaped by plunging into a dark, and, to nil appearances, impelled able forest. filled with wild beasts. These peipes' Woo rainy words. One example , 9! cuted.pcopla wandered about through liiu eoouojny this way-will snmoe. the dark rcocsstss, of this wildsrneps, ' cold and hungry, until they could stand their sufferings no longer, when they concluded to cross the enemy’s country under cover ot darkness, and reach, if possible, Fort Wrangell, where they knew they would be sale in the presence of a United Stales’ man-of-war. They reached the ocean, and took to n canoe. In This frail bark they pursued their journey, hugging the coast as closely as possi ble until they arrived at the tort, al most dead and scarcely able to talk. The missionary, who was walking on the beach on the evening ot their nrs rival, saw the canoe land. Tho craft contained »n old man and two chil dren, who related their frightful ad ventures and asked for protection. The children were taken into the mis sionary home of tlie fort. The two girls, the letter stales, looked rather odd walking to the home along the bench robed jn blankets tattered and torn. A little girl whom the missionary B0W| calls Georgia, ouly five years of age and an orphan, resided witii nil aunt. This aunt took sick one day, when the child was accused of bewitching her, and 'making her bad medicine,’ As soon as this accusation was tirade the unfortunate little creature was looked up in a room, where she was kept for tlireo days without food or , w ater, and whipped unmercifully, un til her body was literally covered with discolored marks. The chief of one of the Christianized communities heard of the outrage and reported the matter to the military authorities of the fort, who visi’ed the place where the child was confined one night, res- cued her, and took her to the iiqs- sionary home. Both the cases des cribed have been reported to the Captain of lira man-of-war stationed at the fort, and the savages, it is thought, will ultimately be punished. The imgafarltini Lirr. Atlanta Conatitulion. Unacne Conkling, the Oscar Wilde of American politics, has been pro* Tided with a soft place—and yet Gui- tean, who it the occasion of it, it now compelled to sell autographs for a liv ing SHORT SPEECHES. An inquisitive Ftenoh bishop ohoe caught a Tartar in the Duka da Ko- qnelaire. The latter, passing in haste through Lyons, was hailed by the bishop with ‘Hi j hi 1’ The Duke stopped. ‘Where have you ‘ come from?’inquired the. prelate. ' ‘Pai' said the Duke. 'What is there- fi in Paris?' 'Green peas.’ But whl were the people saying when yoifi 1,-ftf’ 'Vespers,* 'Goodness, man,’ broke out the angry questioner, ‘who are youf What are . you called?' ‘Ignorant people call me Hi! hi! Gentleman term me the Diitce do Bo* quelairo. ' Drive on, postillion.’ One morning a woman was shown info Dr. Abernethy's room; belore he could speak she bared her arm,' saying ‘Burn.’ ‘A poultice,' said the Doc tor. Next day sbn called again, showed her arm and said, ’Better.’ Continue the poultice.' Some "days elnsped before Abernethy saw her again; then alia said: ‘Well, your fee?’ ‘Nothing,’ quoth the great inodico, ‘you are the most sensible woman lever saw.’ Lord .Aberdeen, the premier of the coalition ministry, was remarks able for the little use he made ol bis tongue. When, by way of reconcil ing him to accompany her on a so 1 rip, the Queen smilingly observed: ‘I believe, my lord, you are not oileu sea sick?’ ‘Always, madam,’ was tho brief but significant reply. ‘But,’ said her Majesty, ‘not very sea sick?, Very, madam,’ said the uncompro mising nuuistor. Wellington, w< need hardly say, was not given to use ' “ ‘ 9f The Duke wrote to Dr. llutton for information ns to the scientiKo no- quirments of a young officer who had been under his instruction. The duo. lor thought he could do no less than auswer ’the question verbally, and made an appointment accordingly. Directly Wellington saw him lie saiu: 'I am obliged to you, Doctor, for the trouble you have taken. Is fit for the post?’ Clearing his throat, Dr. Hutton began: ‘No mhn mure *0, my lord, I can——’ 'That’s quite suf ficient,’ said Wellington; ‘I know how valoble your time i-; mine, just now, is equally so. I will not detain ynu any longer. Good morning.’ W1UT WILL IIAPPEN WREN WOMEN VOTE. Mr. T. W. Higginson says: I am not given to prodiuting just what will happen when women vote, but I cons fidontly assert that they will be taken to the polls in first class carriages, as old or invalid or indolent voters aro now. The carriage will be only the beginning of tho polite attentions that will soon appear. When we see the transformation undergone by every ferryboat and every railway station, so soon as it comes to be frequented by women, who can doubt that vto- ing places will experience the name change? They mil soon' have—at least in the ladies’ department—ele gance instead of discomfort, beauty for ashes, plenty of rocking-chairs, and no need ot spittoons—the Massa chusetts Legislature has already passed a law forbidding smoking at tlie polls. Very possibly they may have all modern conveniences and in conveniences, furnace registers, tea kettles, Washington pies, and a young lady to give checks for bundles. Who knows what elaborate comforts, what queenly luxuries may bo offered to women at voting places when the time has liually arrived to sue tor their votes? People look at ’.he coarseness and dirt notv visible at so many voting places, and say: 'Would you expose women to all that P’ Bel these places are not dirtier than a railway smoking car; and there is no more coarseness than in any (erry boat, which is, tor whatever reason, used by men only. You do not look into these places and say with indignation: 'Never, if I can help it, shall my wile or my beloved greatgrandmother travel by steamboat or by rail.’ You know luat with these exemplary rela tives wM enter order and quiet, oar- pew and curtains, brooms and dus ters. Why should it be otherwise wfth wO'f rooms and town, hal There U not snatosu more sic difficulty in ptovid'ng a decorous ladies’ room for a voting place, than for a poet office«r •:railway station; and it }s as simple a tiling to voteg lioket as to buy one.’-, Tlie Pope’s Heir Bono., A curious story is to|d at some longth by Figaro 'ooncefuing the gotiatioas which- it asserts'have contly taken place in regard to expected departure of tho Pope froi Home,,'. This flight from tlie Vatican has long l>eeh' ttio fixed purpose of Leo Xfll, but Itis only recently that idecidcd lo. go.. Prince Bis- offered to repeal tlie May laws and tq authorize the expelled priests to retain to the parishes it tlie Pope wouldeonsont to fix his future resi- dcncdfnt Frankfort. He promised that the city should bo neutralized as in tlie time of the Get man Couleder, tion. and offered tho Pope its tempo ral sovereignty, with a subsidy* of many’millions per annum. Leo de clined- Slrnsbufg was then offered fv him 011 the same terms ns Frankfori. This offer was also refused. A ref uge in France was out of the ques tion. So at last tiro Pope closed with tlie offir of Salzhur, which has I men rondo'him by the Hapsburgs. The ol y bo neutralized, and tlie Pope snbventioned from tlie Austrian exs chequer. Everything is said to be in readiness for tho transfer ot the Holy See from Rome, to Salzburg, and be- fore long the hour of departure will be fixed. Utterly Impossible. NaslivllU World. Could Havana ideas be transplant ed to this country and live, there is a custom of delivering milk there which renders lactometers and chemical analysis wholly unnecessary. Just before breakfast timo, which is 11 o’clock in the morning, men go through the streets leading cows, and when they have learned how much milk their customers want they d.op on their knees and milk the cows then and there, before the eyes of whoever chooses to look on. High water would not affect the market il this was the rule here. . MYERS & £0., Would announce that tbejfjimva ju*t received a full line of Biack & Colored Cashmeres, »nd Fanoy Dress Qooda-t &Q&M&WS &#£ OMQ&MS. In New Doiigns. Full Lino oiy Balmorals anil Sliawls. A oomplctl line ot 'WOOLEN UNDERWEAR. 1 ^ >• A new lot of > MEN’S NOBBY JHATS. MEN’S, LADIES', AND CHILDREN’S RUBBERS. SHOES, SHOES, SHOES, .OF ALL KINDS- HANDSOME STOCK OF CLOTHIlSr' + & OVERCOATS- Come a ml ace us and l>o con vinced. Respectfully, M. MYERS dtflCO, COLLEGE AVENUE! ATHENS. GA. llymenial Coincidences. Washington Cor. Ealtlmoro .Vim- Mr. William Hughes, ot Baltimore, waa married to Miss Mollie Bur roughs, of Mathews county, Va., on last Thursday, and camo to Wash ington on Friday, en route for Tope- ka, Kansas, ll.eir future home. This marriage lorirr*ifnk in ,a chain of remarkable coincidences. Mr. Hughes has three brothers whose birthdays fall on February 16. Each ot the four brothers was married on his twenty- sixth birthday, at the same church and by the same minister, the' bride in each case being at the ago of 121 on their wedding day. How It Works. Bftltlraoro Sue. A significant comment on the re pudiation policy of Tennessee is found n the report from Knoxvillo that certain contractors who were expect ed to undertake the huildiog of the city waterworks and take their pay in municipal bands, have declined to proceed with the*work since the pro mulgation of thn supreme court’s de cision on the stnte debt bill. The peopln of Tennessee will yet discover that, as with individual obligations ao with municipal and state debts, honesty is the best policy in the long run. SOL SOLOMON, XTo. 3, Broad Street, Athens, Ca. . (Formerly Baldwin «fc Bumott’a shoe store.) Bogs leave to Inform his friends, patrons end the public generally that he will open ou MONDAY, MARCH 6th, et tho abovo store with a ’eige nnd well sclcotod stock of Fine Shoes and Milinery. Thanking my friend* and the public for the ir patron ige while a ni< mber of the firm of Solo- nlon A Joseph, I now announce that I am again to the front with a new stock of goods an«T beg a continuance of tlie samo for myaclf at iny new store. Look out tor chriigo ot advertisement as 1 will give in a few days a full prico list of special bargains. incliStf SOL SOLOMON. ANDREWS, HITCH & CO. DEALERS IK AND—— r ' Gents Furnishing Goods Wo tavo’a largo stock ot Clothing in Business and Dress Suits, OVERCOATS, CLSTERETTES, &c. Everything in tho way of First Class Furnishing Goods. Give us a vail. Orders by mail promptly tilled. 'FirsLolass Goods at ia>w Priots* tto. ANDREWS, HITCH & CO, dec6 10 WHITE//ALL ST.. ATLANTA, GA.