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Published niontlily at the Sitka Training S< liool in I ho intvrrslhof (lie- alive People of Alaska. Annual Subscription, Fifty Cents. Address all correspondence to TH10 THLINtSET Sitka Alaska Application made for entry as second el as 4 matt or. Advertising rates given on application. DID YOU KNOW THAT The Sitka Training School whs founded in 1880 and the first pupils were housed in an old government building built of logs. At present there are fifteen principal buildings. The mission grounds consist of (128 acres. We have ample water power to furnish all power and light for the ent ire institution. We have a steam laundry with a forty horse boiler that supplies steam for an eight horse power engine, a washer, mangle, steam drier, heater and bath rooms. Fifteen hundred articles of clothing are washed each week. The laundry is in operation,only on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday. The blacksmiths are makinga plankstearner for the boatbuilders The farmers are clearing the piece of ground in front of the print shop for a garden. The two kitchens burn three cords of wood a week. All pupils are seated in one large dining room. I We have an abundance of pure drinking water, being connected with both our own and the city water systems. We have enrolled one hundred and six pupils, both girls and boys, whom we house, clothe and feed. i We have a brass Hand of twenty members. I We have a Glee Club of fifteen ! members. | We have a ( Jills' Choral Club of sixteen members. There are three school rooms. All pupils are in the school room one half day and work the other half. The work for the boys alltends towards some trade. For the girls training in housekeeping in its broadest sense. The girls in the sewing room I are turning out some the finest i work that has ever gone through that department.In addition to !all thier regular work mending they are making dresses and other things that are as near j perfection as they can be made. When it comes to marching , and fancy drill the bovs will have to look sharp or the girls will out class them at the close of | school. Our print shop does fine work. The Thlinget is our paper. There are 10 boys who set type. Two are regular apprentice printers. There is more job work from the out side than we can do. The regular class work in the blacksmith shop is a success. The school is conducted on a military basis. The Childrens' Kitchen provides meals for one hundred and six pupils. They require three sacks of flour a day for bread. It is first mixed by the boys and then baked by the girls under the direction of the kitchen matron. We use over one bushel of po tatoes a day. Our exhibit of schoolroom work at the A. Y.P.E. will cover about 1000 pages letter size. Sixty one new articles of cloth ing have been made and 10 dress es made over this quarter in the sewing room. One week's mending in ihe sewing room consists in repair ing 4H0 articles of clothing. And eight girls a day do the work. A PLENTY There is a time for all things. "Seed time and Harvest" is as old as the hills, but it means to most people but two seasons, spring and fall. But to the native Alaskan it is all harvest time. God plants the seed and the people gather the harvest. First it is the time for the herring:, then fish egg time, then sealing time, then berry time, dry fish time, and so on all through the year, a contin ual ingathering of the good things prepared by an all wise Father. This is sealing time. The first boats are just starting out. A boat from Beorka reports an abundance of seal. One man has already secured sixteen, another eight. GIVE YOUR EXTRA NUMBERS OF THE THUNGET TO SOME ONE INTERESTED IN MISSIONS.