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I'uldislied monthly at (lie Siikn Training: School in (lie interest* of the .Native People ' of A laskii. Annual Subscription, Kiftv Cents. Ad-1 rex* all correspondence to Till: THL'NtiKT Sitka Alaska AI ?|? 1 icaiiou made for entry a.? second ! cl.is* ill liter. Advertising rates given on application. LOCAL AND BUILDING NOTES. The first berries of the season are just ripening. Tourist travel is not as heavy this summer as usual. T ie shops are being remodeled and made ready for the new equipment. William Jackson is in charge of the Sheldon Jackson Museum on steamer days. Flowers are blooming every where though there is still much snow on the mountains. Our piledriving outfit is em ployed in the rebuilding of the government wharf on Japonskey island. We hope the coal lands will soon he opened, lor we shall need a few tons before the win ter is over. We want you to know just what we are doing, and the best way to know is to coine and see for yourself. Miss Sheets is the first teacher to move into the new buildings. They are beginning to look real home like under h"r skillful touches. The 17th of Litis month was re ally hot for this part of Alaska. Rev. Bromley reports 88 in the shade on his porch. We are real proud of so much heat. Mr. Macleran, our superintend ent of construction, returned on the steamship Dolphin July 14th. with the cement and all neces sary material for tlu. completion of the entire school plant. The hospital and church build ings are altogether out of keep ing with the rest of the school. Their style of architecture is of an entirely different age. But then that is something else. Some of us are almost wishing j for the dark days to come that we may have the full benefit of our beautiful electric lights. When ail the porch lights are turned on the campus will be well lighted, j Dr. and Mrs. C. Conner, of 151 South St., Middletown, N. Y., J made us a very pleasant call on 1 the 17th. They belong to the Hudson Presbytery and are en-1 thusiastic supporters of our work. The blacksmith shop is equip ped with two Buffalo down draft forges, three one hundred pound anvils, one fifty pound anvil, hammers, tongs, chisels and all nece.sary tools for a first-class shop. The new buildings were turned over to the Board of Home Mis sions at three p. m. July 7th. and from that time on we have been moving in, and like the lit tle busy bee "improving every hour." I The new buildings will be de signated as follows: First the central or main building is the Richard H. Allen Memorial. Large boys building, Sitka Build ers Home Mission Monthly. Small boys building, Thomas Fra | zer. Larjjo girls building, North I Pacific Board. Small girls build ing. Caroline Stevenson Merno j rial. Mr. PeterSimpson has the con tract to reset and install the new transmission machinery in the ! power plant. He has the work well under way, and as soon as the new stave-pipe arrives and is [set up we will begin to "see light." Dr. and Mrs. Parsons with their two little girls arrived on the S. S. City of Seattle on the 17lh, and will remain with us for two weeks. Dr. Parsons comes from the Third Presbyterian church of Portland, and is here for a few days rest. The old school buildings will furnish many feet of real good rough lumber for the construc tion of outbuildings. Much of the flooring, ceiling and rustic can also he saved. Some sash and panel doors will he of serv ice, while all the tile and brick will be utilized. i We are very glad to learn that Mr. W. G. Beattie has been ap 1 pointed superintendent of gov ernment schools for Southeastern Alaska. Mr, Beattie is a real friend of the people, and we are glad that he is in a position where he can get in real close touch with the educational needs of the country. ! The machine shop is provided with the following machines: One ? Fairbanks 16" x 7' engine lathe . with compound rest and taper at 1 tachment. Six 9" x 37" bench , I engine lathes and a 20" Cham pion drill. One ltockford shaper, a Northhampton emery wheel grinder, and many smaller tools needed in a shop of this kind.