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-She Shlinget Published monthly at tlie Sitka Training school ill the interest* of the Native People of Alaskil. Annual Subscription, Fifty Cents. AihlrcKS all correspondence to THK THLINUET Sitka Alaska Application made for entry as second ? in natter. " Advertising rates given on application. Our people are very much in * earnest in their desire to have the fish traps removed. It is a matter of grave importance to them and any right thinking person can see they are right' WORK EOR THE A.Y.P.E. The work of the school for the A. Y. P. E.is progressing. In the school rooms and sewing room the exhibit will come from class exercises showing the regular work of the pupils. Little or no attempt will be made to do spec-! ial work for exhibition purposes. [ In the boat shop a boat fourteen feet in length is nearing comple tion and will show to thevisitors ? at the fair a good example of the workmanship at the school, : Other departments will also be represented. SCHOOL NO. 3. The two rooms formerly occu pied by Supt. Beattie have been overhauled since the fire and one is occupied as a boys' reading! room, the other as a schoolroom. Miss Tanner is in charge and has ; divisions of the first and third , ? grades. j< WANTED A LAUNCH The time is fast aproaching when the people of Sitka will be scattered over different parts of the islands. Already the at tendance at the services in the Thlinget Church is much smaller than during the past three months We lose much in our work here by not being able to follow thepeopleto their camps and keep in touch with them there. . For this purpose we are in great need of a launch. A launch such as we need to follow our people to their fishing camps would also be of great value around the mission. It is surpris ing that something of this kind hasnot been provided for the work here long before this. There are so many uses to which it could be put. We are praying that the, money to provide this much need- j ed conveyance may soon bej raised and that we w ill be able to carry on our work among the i camps and out stations during the summer months. THE VERSTOVIANS The Verstovians are booming! Six new members this month, j an open meeting in the near! future, and a play to be given the last of May give interest and zest to the meetings. The copy for the constitution and program will be put in the hands of the printers this week. It's hiisf, the pipe. Ho-ra! it is mining real rain. Herring are here again and the eagles ire fishing close to shore. The days are teveral hours longer and many other signs >f spring are in the air. " THE MEASLES Tin.* measles have afflicted sever al Alaskan towns quite severely during tlie past two or three months.Sitka has suffered along with the rest. Many pupils of the white and native public schools and the Russian Orphanage had them and there are at present several casesamongourcottager s. As a result of the measles t here have been several deaths in the native village and one? that of Matilda McKay in the cottages. Matilda was one of our day pupils, the daughter of our band leader, George McKay. She was a bright little girl and will be sadly missed in her home and among her playmates. Until Feb. 21 we had no measles among our 105 boarding pupils Then two boys, Andrew Hanson and Newton ICasko fell ill. They were taken to the hospital where they later developed full fledged measles. They are both rapidly recovering now. We have had no other cases as yet. We are very thankful and hope all other pupils may escape being caught. FROM REV. CRAIG A letter from Kev. K.M.Craig.our Snpt. of school work.of New York City l?riii?es the good news that he'hits sufficiently recovered liis strength to be nblc to return to his work at the office. lie nlso states that the W'onians Hoard is activelypreparingforthe erect i 011 of new buildings forthe Sitka Training School. After undergo ing the rigors of our present win ter in t lie old buildings, the pu pils and teachers of our school certainly hope that the new buil dings will be tinder way at an early date.