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l'uMi>liril inuiiililv at the Sitka Training Srliotil in I In- illhnsls of t 111* Nillivr |Vn| 1? of A laskn Annual SiiliM-ripiion. Kil'ly t Yni>. \iMrr?.ill to I'll K Til LlXtiKT Silka Alaska 1 Application mailt- lot'ciiirv a.- mooih! ? lass ma 11 i*i*. Ailwriisiiij* rati s givt n on i? :ilion. If you are a subscriber i<? 1 liis paper and vniir copy litis a blue mark above this para graph, your subscription expires with this issue* Please renew nt once, if vim desire j flirt her copies. If you are :: correspond ent of >omc organisation (hat aids in (lie support of our school, llie liliie mark iudi-| call's that voii must send a request for the eoiitinu nice of the paper, stating what or-1 eaui/.aliou you represent, and giving plain ly your name and address or that of the correspondent of your soeietv. Otherwise i the paper will he discontinued with this issue. ETHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Sheldon Jackson Museum was open to the members and j friends of the Society of Alaskan J Natural History and Ethnology! on Friday, evening. May 5. Cu-| rator H. B. Parks assisted by! Mr. E. W. Merrill had completed the work of rearranging the va-~ rious specimens a few days be-1 fore. Those who were present greatly enjoyed the improved ap pearance of the interior of the j museum and manifested an ap preciative interest in the curator's J narrative of legend and history j with which many of the speci- . mens were associated, and his explanation of the uses of vari- j ous utensils used by the Eskimos' or other Alaska natives in their primitive civilization. i I THE lilllLDINOb The electric lamps and other | fixtures came on a recent boat and are waiting to be put in; place. Peter Simpson has the contract for the work on the part of the penstock immediately surround-, ing the water wheel and for the installation of the wheel and shafting and pulleys which it will drive. Mr. McClaren has a force of j men busy on the dam and the power ditch, reconstructing and; enlarging. Over three hundred feet more of 26-inch continuous stave wood pipe will be put in to carry the water around the nfcw J buildings. This will make about seven hundred feet of this pipe which will constitute the pen stock for the waterwheel. Those tine slate blackboards are now in place in the school rooms and will create much joy in the hearts of both teachers and pupils who will occupy the rooms when school is under way. The ground has been cleared up and leveled around the new buildings, adding greatly to ap pearances. The plumbers are now at work; on the Laundry and will complete their work in a few days. The mason has the brick work I about the boilers well under way. j The Steamfitters are still at work on the conduit which carries i the steam and hot water pipes, j The three new fire hydrants i are in. These, with our two| hundred feetoffire hose, furnish | pood protection for the new buildings. LOCAL Ikiiigl.'o ]>laitil Nt*\\>: Frederick Sargeant, aged !)3 years, passed away at his home at Kodiak, Alaska, on March 15. He is survived by a wife and sev en children. Mr. Sawnt was undoubtedly the oldest white man in Alaska at the time of his death. To him belonged the honor of having raised the Stars and Stripes at Sitka when Alas ka was transferred to America by Russia in 1867. He had been in Alaska some time before the interesting ceremony was per formed. ?Whitehorse Star. Mr. H. W. Robinson of the \V. P. Mills Go's store is at Cliicha goff enjoying a vacation. Superintendent Beattie has been busy taking an inventory of school property during the past week. Mr. George Howard left for Skagway on the last Georgia on a short business trip. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gucrtin and Miss Poppin left on May 17 for Taconia where they will so journ while looking tor a pcm.a nent location The Memorial Day program is ready for the printers. The ex ercises will as usual he held in the Thlinget Church?thelarpest assembly room in the town- Mr. E. Otis Smith will act as Presi dent of the day. Hon. John Goodell will be the Orator: ('apt. Charles H. Lyman, Grand Mar shal, and Rev. E. E. Bromley, Chaplain. The good ship Armeria. light house tender, with Lighthouse Inspector. Cai?t. Tilman aboard, is in the harbor as we go to press.