Mr. Francis Colby '05 gave a very interesting lecture in the Union yesterday evening on "Shooting and Prospecting in the Alaskan and Kanai Peninsulas." The talk was illustrated by excellent stereopticon pictures of the region, and at the end of the lecture Mr. Colby exhibited a fine collection of skins, Indian relics and other trophies of his Alaskan trip.
He described the country as rocky and mountainous, and covered with dense alder growth. Bear, moose, caribou, mountain sheep, ducks, and salmon afford rare sport. He told of a kadiak bear weighing 1400 pounds, of moose whose antlers spread 63 inches and of salmon so plentiful that one had only to kick them out of the shallow water. In addition to hunting, Mr. Colby investigated with indifferent success a number of gold and coal claims.