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fi. -r? ; FROM.FAR ALASKA,
fThe courtesy of the Kittiedgos of Glyndon enables us to reproduce (somewhat iiD perfectly with everyday type) a unique little publication received by last mail from theit son-in-law, Mr. Lopjy It is a mournful coincidence that its publica tion here should be iq the same issue with the story of the tragic death of his co laborer .Thorn ton, the gentleman who was the present Mrs. Lopp’a fellpw-vova ifeur to that country in 1892. See news paragraph on preceding page.—Ed.News.] THE ESKIMO BULLETIN. Only Yearly Paper in the World. Largest Circulation in the Arctic. VOL I.CAPE PRINCE OF WALES, ALASKA, MAY, 1893. NO. I. WHISKY IN_THE ARCTIC. The liquor question in the Arctic is a question of self-preservation to white residents and the Eskimo race. The missionary teach ers have been shot at and their lives threaten ed by drunken men this year. When sober, the natives are friendly. When drunk, they want to avenge their relatives killed in the “Gilly affair.” One bottle of liquor might be the death of us all. Eluii’suk shot and kill e d I n g-i-z i n g-ya’-hok last fail. Both were drunk. Last summer two C. P. of W. -canoes went to Indian Point, Siberia (250 miles) for liquor to trade on Kota. Sd. and here, during the winter. LOCAL ITEMS. Two whales. Mild winter. Coldest day,—31 *. Population 1892, 527. Average daily attend ance at school, 160. A man netted forty seals in one day last October. : Ta-ne:na has just pur chased a new forty-two foot canoe. Mr. and Mrs. ThOrnton nre preparing ;fbif the walrus hunt. " • * ' . A mid-winter mail was carried from Pt. Hope to St. Michaels, a distance of 700 mites, on dog and deer sled. * In July, Kar-mow-roh was lucky enough to find . s < • a big seal cast ashore. It had been killed probab ly in the preceding May. The three Eskimos who were carried off on ice in December drifted ashore south of Port Clarence, twenty clays later. In accordance with an ancient custom, last December moon, eighty C. P. of W. people visit ed theKy-yeaz’-a-ineets’ 75 miles south-east, and engaged in a social feast and dance. Many valu able furs were given and received as presents. RURAL NOTES. POINT HOPE. School prosperous. Eight white bears have been killed. Mr. Marlin says there are no furs this winter. W. T. Lopp and wife were the guests of Dr. Dngg last week. Capt. Tildon thinks he will get his Schooner out of the river all right in the spring. Three C. P. of W. fam ilies who tried to reach Pt. Barrow last summer are reported to be starv ing to death just north of Cape Lisburne. Feb. 21, ’93. Wunga. PORT CLARENCE. Beindeer thriving. Supt. Bruce’s health is improving. ,Moses, an Indian boy from up the Yukon, is the latest arrival at the herding school. Mr. Gibson mode a trip with dog sled to Golovon Bay in March. W. T. liopp made the station a flying visit last month. May 1, ’93. "Wugook. MARRIAGE NOTICE. Lcpp-Kittredge—-Aug. 22d, 1892, by Rev. A. S. McLellan, Mr. W. T. Lopp and Miss Ellen Kit tredge. U. S, papers please copy. SOCIETY. Mr. aDd Mrs. Thornton of the East End gave a dinner party in October. A mong the invited guests were Mr. Bruce and Mr. und Mrs. Lopp. #Supt. Bruce, of Rein deer Station and Mr. Dexter of Norton Sd., spent ten days in town last March, Mr. and Mrs. Lopp en tertained Mr. and Mrs. Thornton at d i n n e r Christmas. FASHION. . »v» Tooh-twpi-na has a new pair of safety-pin ear rings. Ke-rook sports two of Dr. DriggV glass bottle stoppers for iabrets. Kum-muk is out in new trowsers of the fin est 'Sperry’s flour’’ cloth. A-yar-hok has a new overcloak of. the fashion able “dried peaches” brand. He .got the bags from a ship. . Subscriptions for the benefit of the Mission may,be sent- to the pub lishers, Thornton & Lopp.