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sides perfect equipment, the bap tism of the same Spirit that was found in the man whose name it bears. If it is to send out young men and young women thorough ly equipped for the fullest and best life possible for a man to live, if it is to do this the school influences must be such, the en vironment must be such, that to the training in the trades and education in the class-rooms will be added the training in Christ ian character. ?J k*? W nen we see a neeu 101 11 aiiicu workmen we see a greater need for Christian men and women. We need homes where children can be raised in a Christian at mosphere: a social life that will be condusive to Christian growth and development: business men who will conduct their business on Christian principles: men and women who are strong enough to go into the summer camps and retain their christi in character untarnished in an environment that is decidedly unchristian. And too often we have not on ly to give these things but also to show the need of and create tiie desire for them. Everywhere we feel the pull away from the church toward material things, and we need men and women in whose lives have been laid the foundation for the better under standing of a spiritual gospel. It is ot vuai import. uitiuuic that with this new era upon which we enter with the opening of the new school, that every thing possible be done to realize the fullness of the Gospel mes sage and power, that it may strike deeper than ever before into the life of the people for whose welfare it exists. Surely the ideal should be the salvation of every student that enters or comes in touch with the school life, and with God's blessing!' from the first day the school is 1 opened this ideal may be made > real. This accomplished with the ; help of Goi's Spirit, who can ' measure its influence? There will be going out from this as a i i center a power for good that will 1 rapidly change the character and i standing of the Alaskan native, j > The missionaries on every field i' are praying for such a change, i < The problem everywhere is what < to do with the young people, to. < save them when the passion of : youth is burning like wild-fire < and every inducement to indulge 1 the passion at hand. Should not i i the Sheldon Jackson School help 1 solve this problem? Shall it not' be the instrument in God's hands that will make it possible? For the past two years the bur den of our prayers has been for money for the new buildings, and for good equipment to place in the buildings. Now the bur den of our prayers should be that ; the outlay of material things shall be an avenue of greater blessings in spiritual things; that the life and spirit of our Savior may be a living and active force in every department of work; ; that this may be the beginning j of new and greater things. The plant here with such an outlay of money is a fit monument to the missionary zeal of Christian ? people who made such a plant possible go up to the throne of grace for a blessing on all who I enter its doors. Mr. 0. Sather who has had I charge of the buildings for the contractor, left Sitka on the S. S. State of California for his home in Seattle. Mr. Sather made j many friends during his stay of almost a year with us. At the official trial af our cen Inil heating plant everything ivorketl perfectly. With only a -mall tire under one hoiler a ?iteady heat of ei?hty dcjrrces nas niaintaincd in every room, tteaininji' hot water flowed from ill the hot water faucets and the whole system proved perfect in every respect. The huildin<rs ire so well put up that very lit tle heat will he needed ill the lonnitories. We feel that the ?nutmotor. Mr. Arveson, is to he ?onjrrn tainted on the work done throughout, and "rent praise is lue Mr. Maclaren for his careful aversie-ht of the entire plant, as is apparent in the exact fulfilling4 af the contract. The equipment for the domes tic science department is un packed and one good look at it impresses one with the business like appearance of it all. The young women in this department will receive training that will fit them for any station in life, for in this part of the work they will learn the art of home-making, which is the most important work of the world. They will learn all branches of hand work from the scrubbing of the back cellar stairs to the overseeing of beautiful homes. The equipment for the carpen ter shop is here and is such that rejoices the hearts of those that have to work with it. There is in all fifteen complete manuel train ing outfits, six bench speed lathes, one general service lathe, one Crescent band saw and other machinery. In this department we shall teach carpentry, boat building, drafting, wood-carving and mechanical drawing.