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The Thlinget. [volume] (Sitka, Alaska) 1908-1912, November 01, 1911, Image 3

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OKO. J. BKt'K, Kditor.
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Sitka . - - Alaska
Annual Subscription, Fifty Cents.
Addresa all correspondence to
Published monthly at the Sheldon Jaok
oti School in the interests of the Native
people of Alaska.
b It is with heartfelt sorrow that
we mention the death of our
friend and coworker in thecause
of missions, Mrs. Delos E. Finks.
Mrs. Finks was well known for
her devoted service as editor of
i the Home Mission Monthly, and
'had just completed her twenty
;fifth year in that capacity.
All Sitka were saddened re
cently by the news of the death
of Thomas Walton, one of our
earnest, ambitious young- men
who was making his way through
Whitworth College with a view
to spending his life for the bet
terment of his Thlinget people.
The writer has known Thomas
the greater part of his life and
?had great hopes for his future.
.But One in whose hand are all
lour ways saw fit to call him up
jhigher. The Thlinget extends
Sympathy to his relatives.
The annual Thanksgiving din
ner was served in Cottage
lall as has been the custom for
nany years. The dinner is un
er the auspices of the New
k>venant Legion and is very
inch enjoyed by all who attend,
t this time the sick and needy
f the village as well as the more
rosperous are remembered, and
is a time of thanksgiving for
";Mr. John M. Coleman and Miss
Anna Kostrometinoff were mar
ried in Seattle, Wash, on the.
third day of November. The
groom is the Executive officer of
the U. S. S. Gedney, and the
bride is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Kostrometinoff of
this place. Their many friends
in the Northland send congratu
lations, wishing them happiness,
long life and prosperity.
The Communion Service held on
Nov. 5 th. brought together a
large number of our people.
Five children were presented for
Christian babtism, and four of
the instructers in the Sheldon
Jackson School were received as
members of our church,
Mr.Bridgham, superintendent of
the School, being an ordained el
der was asked to assist our el
ders in waiting on the people.
S-v'." ... t-i
On \ Saturday evening the |
eighteenth the boys and girls
gathered in the gymnasium for
the second social of the year.
No one1 who went is sorry unless
perchance because his sides "got
sick" from excess of laughing.
Both pupils and teachers were
highly entertained by the display
of histrionic talent from the ol
der boys. 'After witnessing an
an impromptu hunting scene,
done h* pantomine, and scenes
from "IJncle Tom's Cabin," en
acted so' realistically that one
could Jdmost see the cotton fields
and hear the darkeys singing;
the teachers were forced to real
ize that they have embryonic
Boothes and Jeffersons in their
very midst.
': r* * ??
The new study hour from seven
to eight is proving very benificial
and is just whnt our boys nnd
girls need at this time.
Six foot halibut are not ur
comninn at the snhool these
days and are fine eating:.
The Kasaan cannery burned
Sunday morning Oct. 29. The
origin of the fire is unknown.
When discovered it was beyond
control. The store, mess house
and fish house were saved. The
quick work of one of the men
prevented the explosion of gaso
line by rolling the tanks into the
water. The village people were
not astir, but the school house
hell brought them to the scene
of action. All worked heroically,
thus the buildings near by were
saved. It was a calm morning
or the village would have been
doomed. The burning wrappers
from the cans were carried some
distance by the slight breeze that
stirred occasionally. The Indi
ans had been working night and
day to get the pack ready for the
freighter that appeared shortly
after the building collapsed. A
number of cans were saved and
these are novtf cased and will be
sent below soon. The loss is es
timated at $20,000. The compa
ny will rebuild and there is talk
of it being concrete. Work will
begin after Xmas.
Company A turned out for fire
drill on Tuesday Nov. 7th and wet
down a number of roofs before
the drill was over. With our hus
ky lads and the fine equipment we
have for fighting fire we can.
handle almost any kind of con
flagration that comes our way,
We are not boasting just speaking
this way to give confidence to
those interested in our school and
the safety of the students.
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