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Now York are contemplatin.tr the
issue of an order in the near fu ture for the tearinjr down of the latter. After this is done and the grounds are properly graded, the Sheldon Jackson School will present a beautiful appearance indeed. It is to be hoped that many of the friends of the school from the States will be amonjr the tourist visitors to Sitka the comin.tr summer. LOCAL Tha season for sealing is at hand and the native people are out at Biorka Islam. in full force. Both the native village and the Cottages are almost deserted. The boat and crew under the di rection of Thomas Bennett were the first on the sealing grounds and they captured ten of the much wanted fur hearing' ani mals of the sea during the first day's hunt. This was surely enough to tempt every native who learned of it. to hurry away to the haunts of the seal, since these pelts will probably sell for more than thirty dollars each. It has given them all "great en courage", as they sometimes say. T1 te Thlinget sincerely hopes that every crew will get a goodly number of the valuable creat ures as a result of the season's hunt. Mr. Haves, well known for his work in road and bridge building in connection with the Alaska Road Commission, has arrived in Sitka and will recon struct the suspension foot bridge over Indian river which was wrecked last winter. IISH EGOS The run of herrinjr in the wa ters adjacent to Sitka is alwa\ s large, but it surely seemed to be the "largest ever' this spring. Possibly because they arrived tl is year April 1. The native people diied herring c.u'gs enough to k<ep themselves suppli il with the del e table food for a long time. The whole beach was li> erally covered with lish etr.es. .More than a hundred wajro i loads were hauled from t e beach to the government experimental farm and gardens of the town for fertilizer. A number of na tive people come here from other towns ewry April for the pur pose of dr\ing a supply of these eggs either for sale to their neighbors or for supplying their own laniers. The eggs are dried on the branches of trees or sca weeds upon which they gather in the water. Then they are stripped from the branches, or al lowed io remain on the dried sear weed and packed in sacks. Four tons by measurement (forty cu bic feet) of these delicacies were shipped from the Sitka wharf on one bout this month, while other boats have carried a less amount. A number of our citizens were called to Juneau last week to serve as jurors in connection with the special term o court now be inir held there. A letter from .Mr. VV. A. Kelly, relative to the article in the last Thlinget under the caption. Did Kelly Say It? says: "You have quoted me correctly in The Thlinjret for which 1 thank you"' The reported interview that went the rounds of a number of Alas ka papers gave only a moiety of what .Mr. Kelly had said. VISITS THE CHiLtflTS Rev. E. E. Bromley and Sup erintendent Beaitie were atten danls at Presbytery ai Wranjtell, April 2-G-Rev. Bromley returned To.Sitka in lime to conduct the r pillar sen ices on Easter. Alter leaving U'ranjjell Su|t. B.attie maue a trip into the Chilcal country, jroinjr to Haines, and iro n there walked twenty two miles toKluckwan in compa ny with Rev. E. R. Falconer, the ? *-1 v* missionary ai tuai place. i\eany three days were spent at the i.istoric villa.ee on the Chilcal nv> r. The advantages the Shel don Jaekson School has to oiler I to the .voting people id Alaska were presented to the natives in a service in church. The people ail kliew of the fact that new buildings were beinjr erected tit Sitka and were jtreatly interest ed in the plans a: d opportunities that the new school has to offer. It is surely wonderful to lind tiicse people ot' Kluckwan, who ;i generation ajto were counted the I fiercest warriors of Alaska, living ? quietly and peacefully in the very heart of the country that was such a short time ago the j haunt of the darkest supersti tions of heathenism and the ren dezvous of the warrior. The large attendance at Kev. falco ner's church 011 Sunday, both I morning: and evening, showed j?hut the gospel tidings were of : much more interest to them now I than the dark things of the past. I On the return to Haines and on the invitation of Rev. A. F. Mc Lean, Mr. Beattie told the people ! there of what the school at Sitka will have to offer them and they (also manifested much interest, and a number spoke of the pleas ure afforded them by the knowl edge that their children would I have the benefit of a fine school | without going out of Alaska. "