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Published monthly :il the Sitka Training wIiimiI in the interests of the .Native People of Alaska. . Annual Siibseriptioii, Fifty Cents. Address all eorrespoinlciiee to THK THL1NUET Sitka Alaska .11 s. h .1 Application made for entry as second class matter. . ?; ? *. ?a Advertising rates given on application. THE WEEK OF PRAYER Tliero is one thing1 we must do in our church. Some of the people are weak. They stumble at the slightest offense. They go down to defeat before temptation that should not stain the outer garments of a follower of the lowly Jesus. They profess faith in Christ but from outward ap pearance it sometimes seems that their faith begins and ends there We are lead to say as did Paul "Ilavinga form of godliness, out denying the power thereof. " To those who have felt the saving power of the Blood of Christ, and know what it is to "stand against the wiles of the Devil," this is pathetic. We long to see these for whom Ch rist died, enter into all the good things which He has prepared for His followers. The saving power of the Gospel of Christ Is allsuf-fici ent. We must bring the people into touch with this power. For this we earneastly ask the prayer of those who read the columns of the Thjinget. Owing to circum stances we will not observe the the week of prayer in the native church until the week begin ning January 10th. Will you not pray for God's blessing upon us. That thru us the saving power. ( I I tlit? keeping power-the transform-, ing (tower of the Gospel of Christ ? may lie brought into the lives of j men and women who are trying! to live and over come the trials and temptations of life. We liave difficulties to overcome for we must reach the hearts of our hearers thru the voice of the interpreter. Our message sometimes falls short because we do not understand these people who speak in a tongue foreign to us. In the midst of all we believe in the power of the Gos pel,the power of prayers,and the j influence of the Spirit. Join with i us in this endeavor to make the I truths and principles of the bible [ mean more to those who have al ready come to believe and trust in the Saviour set forth by the Gos pel Message. We desire to have the first weeks of the new year mark the beginning of a new and bet ter life in our church and may the whole year beone of progress and conquost:progress in the develop ment of Christian character, and conquest against the strongholds of Satan. E.E. Bromley ; The Verstovjans Meet | The Verstovian Literary Socie j ty held an open meeting in the assembly hall Monday evening J ! Dec.21.The abse nee of the presi dent at the opening hour' gave the boys a fine chance j j to show their ability to meet with the unexpected problems that come upon an organization. After the usual order of business, the president, Thomas Walton, ins tai led theofficers elect and Patrick Hollywood the new president made his inaugural address. The literary program given was fine. The first number was Dare and Do, the Society song. I Then a reading, How Girls fish: by John Johnson was well given. The Cornet Solo by Paul White accompanied by Miss Kale at the organ, needs no comment. The debate: W. P. Rudy affirm ative and P.Hollywood negative; was lively. Patrick's wit won the debate, but Rudy's points were the best. The rebuttal showed that the boys can think on their feet. The extemporaneus speech by William Kook, The Washhouse Fire, was like the subject, swift but short. Quartette:Sidney Law son Arthur Nelson Henry Mills and Sam Johnson, with Mrs. Eeattieat the organ gave By-Lo Land in a way that pleased the hearers. William Jackson, with Miss Kale at the organ sang Good Bye Sweetheart, Good by. Henry Mills gave a recitation, A Glorious Fourth, to the amuse ment of all present. The last number was the star act A pantomine;Thc Hunting Trip was given by Steven Marsden Ed Burton, George Gilbert and William Kook could not be improv ed. Every act was perfect;the launching of the boat,rowing ;puil in.' up the boat on the beach, making cam)),shooting the deer, packing it to camp, the supper, the night's rest and the mosquitoes were all there,even Edward got smoke in his eyes and Billy ate too much. The audience did not laugh at this number ? they fairly yelled and then the Vor tovians yelled ? the society yell this time, and the meeting was over. The society is three months o[d and has accomplished wonders Rev. and .Mrs. Bromley Misses 0. Kale and Tanner are its patrons. Long live the Verstovian!