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     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1903 November - Cover

     ----------     THE NORMAL MESSENGER  November 1903  Monthly  Whatcom,

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     ----------     The Leader  Sells Everything  For Woman's  Adornment 
From Bead to Foot  There's a beau­tiful  assortment  of : : : : : 
Fine Mflliaery, Dress Bats,  —and—  flats for School and Street
 Wear  Our Suit Department  has everything in  ready-to-wear a p ­p  a
r e l .  Cloaks,f|Furs, Waists, Skirts,  Tailor Made Suits  Shoe Department
 Nobby, toppy styles.  Prices low. Pretty  effects in e v e n i ng 
slippers : : : : : :  Doing Light Housekeeping?  Try our Grocery
De­partment.  Phone  Main 132. All kinds  of good canned goods,  fresh
vegetables and  fruits : : : : : : : :  The Leader

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     ----------     Dr. S. K. R.oss; Mtfr.  The City Dental Parlors 
HIGH-CLASS DENTISTRY  Prices Reasonable Phone Red 512 Painless Extracting 
led Front Block, Corner Holly and Canoe Sts.  ELDRIDOE. KLINE   VAN WYK 
sell yon a city lot in any part of this city or  ^M Fairhaven, and if yon
are short of money we will  furnish money to build your house on small 
monthly payments. We have a good list of farm prop­erty.  Call and get
prices and terms.  Write your fire insurance with Kline   Van  Wyck, who
represent the MTNA, the leading  Fire Insurance Company of America. 
Bellingham Bay Improvement Co.  Whatcom, J* J* Washington  Original
Townsite Proprietors  Manufacturing Sites, Business and  Residence Property
 BeUiflgham Bay Improvement Co.

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     ----------     BlRNEY   GOODHEART  PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS  Rooms / ,
2, 3, 4 and 5, Red Front Bldg  X RAY WORK A SPECIALTY  Office 'Phone Main
2281 Residence 'Phone 8281  DR. F. J. GEOGHEGAN  DENTIST  Rooms 20 and 21,
Red Front Block  Telephone Red 831 WHATCOM, WASH.  DR. WILBUR N. HUNT 
Physician and Surgeon  OFFICE 'Phones—Office, Black 885  Rooms A and
B, Red Front Blk —Residence Red 122  A. MACRAE SMITH, M. D. 
Telephone Red 521  Office, Red Front Building WHATCOM, WASH.  FRANK J. VAN
WHATCOM, WASH.  DR. J. C. MINTON  DENTIST  Rooms 9,10   12, Fisher Blk
Residence Phone Black 685  Cor. Dock and Holly Office Phone Red 268  DR. C.
A. DARLING  DENTIST  Rooms 18 and 19 Fisher Block  Corner Dock and Holly
Streets  PHONB BLACK 275 WHATCOM, WAS Hi  Whatcom Dental Parlors  DK. R.
LTBROOK SHAKKXJH, Manager  The Highest Grade Dental Work at Reasonable
Prices.  Examination Free.  PHONE RED 525 CLOVER BLOCK

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tT«ii„ m~.i, S I * W e s t Holly Street  Holly Block j l g o 5 j
^ ^ s t r^t PhoneB i a c k 187i  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  W. D. KIRKPATRICK, M.
D.  ADDIE F. KIRKPATRICK, M. D.  Rooms 16 and 17, Fisher Block
'Phones—Residence, Red 44  —Office, Red 44  Office 'Phone, Red
471 Residence 'Phone Red 694  CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties: Diseases
of the Eye, Ear Note and Throat  Rooms 1 and 2 Fisher Block  Office
Telephone Main 2061 Residence Telephone Main 8061  W. H. AXTELL  PHYSICIAN
AND SURGEON  Office Hours: 11 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 p. m.  PIKE
BLOCK—Cor. Elk and Holly WHATCOM, WASH  Wait to £hre Dear the
normal $chwl  hyestigate  lysle's Normal School Tracts  am  Lysle's Acre
Tracts  flll JHjaceit to State Donul $cM  BEAUTIFUL Residence Property,
situated di­rectly  between the growing cities of Pair-haven  and
Whatcom, and particularly adapt­ed  to the needs of those attending
the Normal, or  to those who wish to board or room Normal stu­dents. 
This is made so on account of its close  proximity to the Normal. THE
NORMAL SCHOOL  TRACTS contain nearly an acre of ground, and of­fer 
better inducements to locate near Hie Normal  than any other property on
Bellingham Bay. Good  terms and low interest. AT FIRST HANDS, AND  You PAY
NO COMMDJSIONS.  C A M P B E L L  IS Clow«r Block,  lt;s? WHateoa*.

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     ----------     — S t a t e —  Hormal School  WHATCOM +
WASHINGTON  S beautifully located be­tween  the cities of
What­com  and Fairhaven. These  cities have all the modern 
conveniences; electric cars  run within one block of the campus. 
Corr*tpond«no« Invit*d.  Catalog**!* TT—.  Offers T h r e e
Regular Courses  Special course in methods  Courses in manual training 
Review Courses  Buildings  The school occupies two large and substantial 
buildings having all modern conveniences  Dining Hall  The school has
erected a new dining hall upon  the campus in which are served regular
meals  and lunches at popular prices.  Prominent Features-  Catalogued
library; large museum;  Physical, chemical, biological laboratories; 
Stereopticon and darkrooms;  Gymnasium, dressing rooms, baths;  Manual
training department;  Large training school, well conducted;  Large and
beautiful auditorium.  A d m i s s i o n and E x p e n s e s -  Second
semester opens February 1,1904  Students enter at any time; Board and room
coats  £3.50 to |4.00 per week; Self boarding costs  $6.00 to $10.00 a
month.  No tuition; library fee $10—one-half returnable.  Text-books
are loaned free.  Edward T. MatHes  Princ ipa I

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     ----------     There is nothing to be fonnd in the modern age 
requiring greater exactness, nicety and cleverness  to meet the demands
than this art.  ft is att  rt!  *'t As such only the best meets the
requirement of  the public's needs. The business man finds great­er 
results are secured when his printing stock is  equal to a competitor.  In
Stacielg tfoer* uxt mattg Fails  produced that require continual study and
prepara­tion  to produce work that equals a metropolitan  vogue.  Tfce
test fnr Ifre Bnsituess TOaw  anil thoe latest for tfoe Aorctetg  JaWdg is
fonno at tiije . . . .  i:»»»«»»»» 

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     ----------     FACULTY  EDWARD T. MATHES, Ph., D. Pricipal,
His­tory  and Pedagogy  WASHINGTON WILSON, Psychology and
Peda­gogy  JOHN T. FORREST, Ph. B., Mathematics  FRANCIS W. EPLY, A.
B., Physical Sciences  MISS MITTIE U. MYERS, B. L,., English  BLANCHE
EVANS, English  MISS IDA A. BAKER, A. M., English and  Mathematics  MISS
ADA HOGLE, Drawing  Miss FRANCES HAYS, Reading and Physical  Culture 
ALEXANDER P. ROMINE, A. B., Bilogical  Sciences  Miss MABEL M. MOORE, Vocal
Music  EDWARD N. STONE, A. M., Latin and German  JACOB N. BOWMAN, Ph. D.,
History  Miss KATE GOMPERTY, Physical Training  Miss HENRIETTA J.
TROMANHAUSER, Ph. B.,  Supervisor Training School  Miss GERTRUDE EARHART,
Critic Teacher^  Grammar Grades  MiSS CORA BRATTON, Critic Teacher,
Inter­mediate  Grades  Miss CATHERINE MONTGOMERY, Critic
Teach­er,  Primary Grades  Miss MABEL ZOE WILSON, A. B., Librarian 
PIANOS  YOU CAN DEAL WITH US  Briggs Piano Company

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     ----------     I Peterson   Co. I  1 — = = = • — 5 
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Vege-  : : : : tables. Quality guaranteed : : : :  Hans Pearson  ...The
Grocer...  Wholesale and Retail Prices Right  Kaufman Bros.  Newest Fall
Styles in Ladies'  Tailored Suits  Splendid Millinery Showing  f* A D C in
all the best and latest  W M r w materials. Special val­ues  at 25, 36
and 50 cents  Sole Agents for the Celebrated Marquese  Waists. Americas
Best Tailored Waist.  Exclusive sale of W. B. and C. B. a la  Spirite
Corsets.  finest Makes of Kid Gloves  Maggroni $1.50 grade  Mascot $1-25
grade  Sovereign.. $100 grade  Duchess $2.00 grade  ;.AAAA#^^JM^KK*^:~
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     ----------     Normal Messenger  November 1903  Into the BritisK
Museum  Within one square of the great commercial  artery of London, yet
always within earshot of  the dull, ceaseless roar of the business that 
pulsates from Hyde Park to Blackwell, sits the  greatest library of the
world and one of the  greatest museums. It fronts upon a narrow  bookstall
street that now and then apes the  noises flooding in through the transcept
alleys  from the great competitor. At 9 o'clock every  week day morning of
the year—except four—  the high, htige iron gates part and
swing slowly  open to the early readers. The creaking noise  of the gates
and the hurrying feet over the  cobbled court disturb the quiet cooing of
the  numberless pigeons that take their late break­fast  on the walks
and steps. Some of the  readers stop and make peace by adding a  crumb to
the frugal meal and then stand  watching the pacified ones wind their
flight  to the frieze above to bask in the sun.  The energetic readers
hurry at once across  the hallway and through the narrow passage  into the
reading room or into the hall of  MMS; some loiter to chat; others examine
a  curio or two before beginning work. The Mu­seum  is the sepulcher
of the past—there lies  Cleopatra and many of her Ptolemy and
Phar­aoh  predecessors; a tomb of by-gone days-there  hang the robes
of an Egyptian princess  and the deckings of an American chief. Here  in
this Walhalla, the common meeting ground  of the great and the good, is
assembled the  sculptured masterpieces of Greece and Rome,  the manuscript
literature that won the applause

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     ----------     of the Athenians, the carved monoliths that  awed the
subjects of Persia.  The dry atmosphere of the spacious halls  and the
peculiar silence that reigns everywhere  imbues one with a sense of
finiteness that  strives to break the bond of the present and  fly to
intimacy with the past.  Turning one's glance to the west it meets  the
fixed, stony gaze of a Roman emporor,  who, by this fixedness., seems to
invite a closer  acquaintance with himself and his fellow  Caesars. There
at the head of this long line  of rulers stands the first of the blood.
Com­placency  marks the whole appearance, con­fidence  in every
feature, a mouth to command  and a jaw to execute—Caesar. The child
Au­gustus  beside the bust of his golden days when  the weight of the
world's rule wrinkled his  brow and the songs of Ovid and Horace wrote 
tenderness on his lips. A few steps beyond  and one is in the insolent
presence of the fiddle-ing  master of Roman tortures. Behind that  broad,
high brow was engendered the Chris­tian  persecutions; those are the
eyes that looked  pleasantly upon his burning subjects; the  great nose
that sniffed at the wine from every  clime; the protruding, sensous lips
that sang  songs at the burning of Rome and that gave  orders for the
martyrdom of Paul—Nero.  With pleasure one turns from this terrible 
Roman to the grandest Greek a few steps  away. Old Homer—sitting high
on his ped­estal—  all tarnished and soiled, except for the 
restored nose and an ear-lobe, directs his sight-les  eyes upward over the
victors of the Olym­pian  games and sees in his mind's heaven the 
campaigns of the Trojan war, and opens his  lips to tell to the listening
viewer the events  of that one great day.  Through a door a black object in
the cen­ter  of an adjoining room rouses the curiosity  —and
curiosity must be satisfied. There on  a low stand tilted like a school
boy's desk lies  the Rosetta stone. At this desk the world  Of today
learned to spell the words of Egypt,  to write in the language of
Cleopatra, and to  number out the hosts of the Pharaohs. The  dark basalt
seems blackened by the murky  sleeves of this school boy in the learning of
 his lesson of the past, and even the base seems  scratched by the restless
feet as the plodding  brain, conning ancient lore, seeks to keep pace  with
the physical energy of the modern today.

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     ----------     In returning, with another glimpse of this  quaint
text-book, another glance at the Greek  bard, and a passing view of
ambitious Caesar  and the terrible Nero, one is filled with the  spirit of
the then, and passes by the statue of  Mracus Aurelius, whose Danubian
conquests  seem now in progress, by the bust of Cleopatra  whose sad life
ended but yesterday, by the  statue of Demosthenes whose crooked mouth  is
still telling over the Phillips of the day  before. Feeling oblivious that
the sun is shin­ing  and allowing habit to care for thr nonce,  one
enters the great reading room under the  dome one foot larger than that of
Saint Pet­er's  at Rome, there to draw from the 20,000  reference
books or from the 2,000 volumes of  catalogues to draw upon the 2,000,000
vol­umes  lines in seserve upon forty miles of shelv­ing.  J. N.
BOWMAN.  A Time for THanksgiving  The year was 1790, the time near
Thanks­giving.  The evening was chill and as Mr.  Oliver entered the
little, low room where his  wife and two daughters were preparing the 
evening meal the mental atmosphere fell per­ceptibly.  It was easy to
see when things had  gone wrong with "father," who a follower  of the stern
Puritan, kept his temper in  "wholesome restraint," but in the doing
con­trived  to make his immediate surroundings  distinctly unpleasant.
 The simple, almost frugal meal was nearly  over when Mr. Oliver spoke. 
"We will speak no more of John. He is  no longer a nephew of mine; and,"
fixing a  stern eye on Elizabeth, "no more a cousin of  yours."  Again
there was silence while Mrs. Oliver  waited in gentle impatience and the
girls in  silent indignation for an explanation.  "In all the years I can
remember, I have  never heard of an Oliver being a thief. It is  left for
John who goes from ungodly pranks  to thievery, to so disgrace the family.
Last  night after the festival at the Doctor's he  stole the huge silver
tankard. As I said," he  added on rising from the table, "we will say 
nothing about this matter."  Elizabeth said nothing, but quietly busied

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     ----------     herself about the evening's work apparently  thinking
no more of the matter and disregard­ing  the furtive glances cast at
her by her  mother. Mrs. Oliver had fully expected an  outburst from
Elizabeth, but the girl surprised  her by her calm indifference, still
there was no  telling what might happen. Elizabeth "took  after" her
father. On the surface all was  quiet; Elizabeth starting the next
afternoon  to carry a jar of preserves to old Mrs. Ed-kins  was not
unusual, nor was her mother's  usual caution to be back in an hour, out of 
the ordinary. Elizabeth delivered the pre­serves  and left with almost
curt abruptness.  Taking all the "short cuts," she soon arrived  at the
little village jail and demanded to see  her cousin. After some parley her
demand  was granted, and Elizabeth stood face to face  with her cousin who
had disgraced the Oliver  family, and asked shortly:  "John, did you do
it?"  "Indeed no, Betty," was the firm reply.  "Then what made them say so,
and how  long will you have to stay here?"  The young fellow laughed
shortly.  "They are brilliant, Betty. Some one saw  me just after the party
with a big bundle and  shortly after the tankard was found missing,  so of
course I stole it. I had a package. It  wasn't the tankard; but they
wouldn't take  my word as an Oliver for my honesty, so here  I am and they
shall suffer for it."  "Indeed they shall," said Betty, warmly,  "I'm going
right over to Dr. Bennett's and  just order them to let you out."  John did
not see the humor in her angry  words and slowly answered.  "It would do no
good, Betty, they would  only laugh. Does your father know thaat you  are
here?"  "No."  "Won't you get into trouble when you get  home?"  "Oh, I
shall have a chapter, I suppose. I  wish father didn't think I was such a
baby.  I'm not a baby any longer, am I, John?"  "No," he answered, gravely.
"Why, let  me see, you are almost fifteen, aren't you,  Betty?"  Betty
nodded. "Good bye," she said, "I  must hurry."  Out of doors Betty's
courage almost .failed  her. Dr. Bennett was very stern, although

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     ----------     she knew that he unbent at times and hex  heart beat
faster when she thought of the  possibility of his refusing to free her
cousin.  But she had not gone far when, hearing a  phaeton approaching, she
looked up and saw  Dr. Bennett himself.  "Why," he cried, "here is little
Betty Oli­ver.  I was just going to see your cousin."  "And I,"
returned Betty, "was coming to  tell you to let him out."  The doctor
laughed. "Well, John didn't  take the tankard."  "Of course not," put in
Betty,  "Last we saw of it, it was on the side­board,  and then it
disappeared. Alice went  home with her aunt and just before she left  she
sleepily murmured something about the  pretty, big dish not being safe.
Well, half an  hour ago her aunt brought her home and the  little shaver
went to the clothes-chest and  dragged out the tankard. She had hid it,
aided  by Nellie; for little six-year-old girls they  have made a lot of
mischief."  In a short time both Betty and John were  hurrying towards
their respective homes.  Betty with a trembling heart, in spite of her 
good news; she had disobeyed her father's  command. Her father met her at
the gate.  "Elizabeth," he said sternly, his whole man­ner  showing
his displeasure, "I want no ex­planation  of your
disobedience—not a word.  You may learn the twenty-first chapter of 
Matthew." And Elizabeth, knowing that the  news of John's innocence would
mitigate her  punishment and delight her father above all  else, took a
peculiar pleasure in implicit obedi­ence.  In the house the "parson,"
who had  "dropped" in, was catechising seven-year-old  Agatha. He greeted
Elizabeth as she entered,  and beamed upon her as. she took the Bible  from
the mantel in the kitchen, Mr. Oliver  consulted his wife.  "Perhaps," he
said, "the lass had best do  without her supper." His wife glanced
to­ward  the other room.  "The parson?" she said. Better let a  needed
punishment slip by than show their  lack of parental authority in the case
of Betty  proving rebellious, as she was very apt to do  if so disgraced
before the parson. So Betty  got her supper.  The minister was saying
grace. "As the  day of Thanksgiving draws near, cause us to

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     ----------     be truly thankful." He prayed on, and Eliza­beth 
with her little brown head devoutly bowed  did not hear, for her tumultous
heart was  fairly singing with repressed joy because her  favorite cousin
was not disgraced. Which  was the more thankful of the two? Between  you
and me, it wasn't the minister.  By 'o8.  A Sunset on the Bay  Shimmering
waters flecked by crested wavelet,  On high; a canopy, violet, rose and
gold,  A burnished gleaming trail across the bay  And shadows lengthening
into night.

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     ----------     Che normal messenger  Published Monthly By the Students
Editor-in-Chief  MARY ANDREWS. *06, Utopian / T j f - _ _  VIVIAN SO RELLE,
'07,Soronian....j Wierary  EDNA BOLEY, '07, Aurora i T~-I.  I.OTTD3 GRAHAM,
'04, Kulshan j i*ocais  GRACE ICAS, '06 Y. W. C. A.  CARRIE RISEDORPH, '04,
Alcott Exchanges  GUY DUNNING, '06, Philomathean Athletics  SARAH VAN
REYPAN, '06, Chilic Alumni  TERMS—FIFTY CENTS A YEAR  Address all
communications to the Editor-in-chief, Whatcom, Wash.  Issued the fifteenth
of every month. All copy must be in the hands  of the editor-in-chief on or
before the ninth of the month.  Entered December 21, 1902, at Whatcom,
Washington, as  second-class matter, under Act of Congress of March 8,1879.
 VOL V NOVEMBER 1903 NO. JO  The "Messenger" wishes every one a happy 
vacation and a good appetite for the Thanks­giving  turkey.  One of
the signs of a live school is a live  interest in something lively. One of
the best  signs, at the Normal is the enthusiasm with  which the boys have
taken up athletics so early  in the year. The wise tell us the best
qualities  of man are shown when he is contesting  against forces which
threaten to overpower  him. So some lively contests on the athletic  field
will develop more patriotism among both  the boys and the girls than
anything else pos­sibly  can. Girls, don't let the boys be the only 
champions of the W. S. N. S.  We are glad to be able to partially outline 
the Bellingham Bay Lecture course for this  winter:  Miss Clara Morris,
lecture, Jan. 5, 1901.  Monteville Flowers, reading, Feb. 7, 1904.  Dr.
Boyer. lecture, March 21, 1904.  The Mozart Concert Company, April 12, 
1904.  Frau Schumann Heink, contralto, April 21,  1904.  The sixth number
has not yet been chosen.  All the numbers will be given in the Normal 
Auditorium except the concert given by Frau  Schumann-Heink, which will be
given in  Beck's theater.

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     ----------     S o c i e t i e s  The Kulshans have begun their
regular  work for this year with all the members of  last year together
with a number from other  years,, among whom are Lillian Burk, Miss  Shahan
and Miss Roberts.  "Once a Kulshan always a Kulshan.'"  The Kulshans have
also their share of new  members, among these new members is a  large
number of strong workers. It is the  desire of this society to bring its
work to a  higher standard than ever before.  What a puckering of foreheads
and elong­ated  mouth parts you fould have seen if you  had looked in
at the Alcotts one Friday. A  society poet was to be chosen and the
decision  to be made in favor of the one who produced  the best poem. This
was no small task, for  the room was full of talent and each soul  hungered
for the position. At the given signal  after fifteen minutes' work, pencils
were quiet,  and papers were collected, read, and judged  amid loud
applause and great thumping of  hearts.  We submit two. The first and best
was writ­ten  by our literary genius, Miss Henderson,  The second by
one who needs no introduction  to the Whatcom public, Minnie Shumway.
Oth­ers  were highly commended and will be spread  on the minutes of
the Society for the authors.  to gaze blissfully upon at their leisure. 
The Alcotts.  Who are the girls that work?  The Alcotts.  Who never will a
duty shirk ?  The Alcotts.  But with song and smile the hours beguile  Or
with mirth sublime or with jingling reyme,  The Alcotts,  The Alcotts every
time.  The Utopians are more fortunate than the  other societies in having
two such excellent  critics as Mr. Wilson and Miss Hogle.  At their home on
Rose street, the seven­teenth,  Professor and Mrs. Wilson entertained

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     ----------     the "Utopian girls." At eight o'clock the girls  began
to arrive in twos and threes and from  then until after ten lasted a round
of merri­ment  calculated to bring a cheery smale to  every Nestor's
face.  Ask one of the Utopians if she enjoyed her­self  and this will
be your answer, "Oh, I had  just the best time."  MY DOUBLE QUICK POEM. 
I'm going to write  And there'll be a fight,  If I don't win.  I don't like
to write,  But I do love to fight,  And that's a sin.  So, Judges, act wise
 And give this the prize  Or you'll regret  That you ever met me  Or my
fine poetry  In this contest.  L o c a l s  Three new teachers were added
to the fac­ulty  this year.  Miss Hays attended the institute at
Seattle  during institute week there.  Dr. Mathes, Miss Bratton, and Mr.
Epley  took part in the program at the institute.  A former student, Miss
Rebecca Ann Fow­ler,  was married in Seattle, Oct. 8, 1903 to  Mr.
Charles Rutherford.  One Normal girl went home Friday and  returned wearing
a diamond ring on her third  finger. Explanations are in order.  We had a
good many pleasant days the  last of October, and as a result many parents 
came up to visit the training school.  Among the old students who visited
Nor­mal  during institute week were Misses Char­lotte  Cochel,
Blanch Miller, and Florence  Hart.  Several of our last year Normal
students  are attending the university this year. They  are Misses Biggs,
Ethel Hunt, Martha Creu-ger.,  Messrs. Eason and Jones.

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     ----------     Mr. Teck and Dr. Minton, members of the  board of
trustees, visited the Normal Wednes­day  morning, Oct. 21, and Mr.
Teck gave  a very interesting talk at general assembly.  Miss Marie Lammon,
teacher of physical  culture in one of the Tacoma schools also
vis­ited  the school at chapel hour, during institute  week and gave
readings from James Whit-com  Riley and others.  On Monday, Oct. 5, Mr.
Harris of the  Warde and James theatrical company, visited  the Normal, and
read to the students scenes  from some of Shakespeare's most noted plays, 
which were very interesting.  Miss Blanche M. Evans has been electetd 
assisant in English. Miss Evans is a graduate  of the Tacoma school system
and also of Carle-ton,  Minesota. She had taught in Tacoma and  at Carleton
college before coming to the Nor­mal  school.  Mr. Coventry, pastor of
the Congregational  church in Whatcom visited the Normal school,  Oct. 7.
He gave the students a talk on the  history of "Sky Pilot," and described
the ac­tual  places in Canada from which different  scenes were taken.
 A beautiful picture of Francis E. Willard  was lately presented to the
school by the State  W. C. T. U. convention. Dr. Mathes pre­sented  it
to the students at chapel and we ex­pect  soon to have an address on
Miss Wil-lard's  life by some member of the faculty.  Miss Kate Gompertz of
Berkeley, Calirofnia,  was elected teacher of physical culture. Miss 
Gompertz is a graduate of the University of  California and was an
assistant teacher in the  Hearst gymnasium in the University of
Cali­fornia  for two years gefore accepting her work  in the Normal
school.  During institute week several prominent  educators visited our
school. Among  them being Professor Yoder of the State Uni­versity 
and Mr. Boone of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Mr. Boone was formerly president of
Michi­gan  Normal College. He gave an address  which should be helpful
to all who heard him.  Friday evening Oct. 16, the Seniors gave a  formal
reception to the faculty, the students,

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     ----------     formal reception to the faculty, the students  and
their friends. The rooms on the upper  floor were very tastefully decorated
with ma­ple  leaves and fish net. Tea and waifers were  served and
every one had an enjoyable time.  On Saturday, October 17, the
geol­ogy  class went on an excursion to  Chuckanut. They went as far
as Chuckanut  Station on the Great Northern noon train, and  walked back in
the evening. Among some of  the things they did beside observing and
ex­amining  rocks and soil, was climbing bluffs  and walking logs.  A
great many of last year's students are  teaching this fall. Among them are
Charlotte  Cochel, Marietta; Freida Stark, Blaine; Helen  Taylor, Ferndale;
Alverna Richendrfer, What­com  ; Emily Dodd, Lynden; Amy Linnell, Van 
Zandt; Nora Smith, Deming; Fay Siyits, Dem-ing;  Lulu Simmons, Lawrence;
Celia Jacobs,  Tyman.  The vacancy in the music department was  filled by
the election of Miss Mabel Moore  of Ironwood, Mich. Miss Moore studied
mu­sic  in Detroit and Boston and has been super­vising  music in
the public schools of Stevens  Point, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan, 
for the past six years. Miss Moore is an ac­ceptable  soloist as well
as a successful super­visor  of music.  On Saturday afternoon, Oct.
17, a most  delightful little picnic was enjoyed by the  members of the
first year class. Boarding the  1130 lake car, they went as far as the
What­com  Creek Falls where their first stop was  made. After visiting
all three falls, and ad­miring  the beauties of the surrounding
scenery,  they proceeded to walk to the lake. About an  hour was spent at
the lake side, disposing of  the good things with which they were well 
provided. A row on the lake ended the af­ternoon's  outing, and the
crowd returned to  town tired but happy. If any one wants to  know how to
have a good time ask the first  years and they can tell you.

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     ----------     A l u m n i  Miss Ethel B. Nelson is teaching in
Che-halis.  Miss Fleming is teaching in Stanwood, not  Everett.  At the '04
Senior reception a number of the  '03 class was present.  Mrs. Anna
Leque-Ordal is entertaining a  little son in her home.  Miss Alice Carmen,
'03, has a position as  teacher in the schools at Norman.  Miss Margaret
Schneider, '03, was a visitor  at the Normal during institute week.  Miss
Statira Biggs, '03, has been elected  secretary of the Junior Class at the
State Uni­versity.  Miss Minerva Pettett of Everett was mar­ried 
recently to Mr. Love, They will reside  in Everett.  Miss Lillian Miller,
'01, was a visitor at  the Normal recently. -Miss Miller graduated  from
the State university last June.  Miss Hattie M. Dellinger, '01, is spending
 the winter in Chicago studying art. During  the past summer Miss Dellinger
enjoyed a  trip to Europe.  Miss Belle Williams of the class of '03 has 
been elected supervisor of music in the Ritz-ville  schools in connection
with her work as  teacher of the sixth grade.  Miss Hattie B. Thompson.
'00, will spend the  coming winter with her sister in Nome, Alas­ka. 
Since leaving Whatcom, Miss Thompson  has been a teacher in the Seattle
schools.  Miss Allie Muldoon was married Oct. 2d,  to Rev. W. A. McCall of
Davenport, Wash.  Miss Muldoon has been teaching in Seattle  and has
received a life diploma from the state  board of education.

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     ----------     E x c h a n g e s  To our exchanges: May you continue
to  be as profitable and entertaining throughout  the year as your first
issue proves you can be.  We have enjoyed you all. Come again.  We welcome
"The Pacific Wave" as the  first survival of a summer's sleep to make its 
appearance and wave a welcome. The Wave  —long may she wave!  To
Lewis S., champion heavyweight:  "When you wish a suit, go to Ferndale.
There  is a first class Taylor there."  We recommend to all homesick
students  the article "College Homesickness" in the Col­lege 
Independent.  Here is where I lose a little ground," said  the tramp as he
stepped into a bath tub.—Ex.  The average girl likes to be told that
she  is sensitive but she objects to being called  "touchy."—Ex.. 
"There's room at the top," the Senior said,  As he placed his hand on the
Junior's head.'"  Read the second editorial in The Kodak and  —go
thou and do likewise.  Eugene, can't you arrange to have your  football
team visit Whatcom? The girls  would try to make it pleasant for you.  The
article, "Choose Well Your Reading  and Respect Your Speech," in the Normal
 Record is worthy of notice as is also the group  of intelligent looking
young men ond women  pictured on the fly leaf.  Three French boys were
studying a volume  of Shakespeare in their own tongue, their task  being to
render it into English. They came  to Hamlet's soliloquy, "To be or not to
be,"  and here are their three renderings:  "To was or not to am."  "To
were or is it not."  "To should or not to will."  We wish to congratulate
the elitors of "The  Enterprise" on the appearance of their
enter­prising  little paper.

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     ----------     J o k e s  "Why am I like a camel?" asked one
Phil-omathian  punster to another. "Because you  carry a load," wearily
responded his cam-panion.  "No. because I get a hump on my­self." 
What makes Mr. Doran the most popular  boy in the Senior class?  For
information concerning boats and prices  thereof, see Miss Evans.  Some
Normal boy could not see why  spoon in German is masculine gender and  fork
feminine. Truly, our fair laddie has  much to learn.  I'm glad that Dr.
Bowman's desk  Has so much room inside,  So that when I get beneath it  I
have so much room to hide.  And when I'm underneath it  And the boy's club
meets in there,  Dr. Bowman can never see me  When he sits there in his
chair.  A-L-E.  German Teacher—"What is the German  word for large?
Miss Gross may answer."  Why is it the Senior class can never sing  the
musical scale ? Because Do-ran.  Normal girl (passing in front of bashful 
Normal boy)—"Excuse me." B. N. B.—  "You're welcome."  Heard in
Zoology;—"A grasshopper is like  a railroad man—he always eats
in a hurry."  A little boy in Fairhaven became angry at  his mamma.
"Mamma," said he, "do you be­lieve  in 'solidation?"  "Yes, dear,"
answered mamma.  "Well, I don't, mamma; I don't believe in  anything you
do."  When the Seniors leave next June, they will  have endeared themselves
to us so we may  ask them to come back and settle here.  Signed: Senior
Treasurer.  The supervisor of the training school,  speaking to a little
boy in class: "Little boy,  you should never say 'yes,' but *y€S gt;
Miss Tro-manhauser.'  Little boy, very timidly, "I can't."

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     ----------     In the geometry classes the boys must be  accurate, but
if one of the girls says "quadri­lateral"  when she means
"parallelogram,"  Prof. Forrest excuses her on the ground that  "girls do
not always mean what they say."  If some one sits on a pin, what disease
has  he ? Apindeseatis.  Practice Teacher, hurriedly whispering as  she
sees the supervisor approaching, "Gauzy  means thin." Then more loudly,
"Use gauzy  in a sentence."  "My dog is a gauzy one," responded the 
youngster.  eeeeeeessseeeeeee©  J. N. Selby O. Co  School Supplies 
Books, Stationery  Always Something New,  Always Up to Date . . .  Phone
Red 514 1244 Holly Street

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     ----------     Day and Night  The rising sun at daybreak  Smiled upon
the sleeping earth.  O'er all reigned peace and silence  Neither sound of
toil or mirth.  But the morning wind was wakened  And! among the leaves it
stirred,  Bringing sleepy notes of welcome  From the nest of every bird. 
The blazing sun at noontide  Saw a happy, busy world,  For the miller sang
right gaily  As his great wheel hummed and whirled,  And the birds sang in
the treetops  And the mowers in the field  Whistled blithely as the long
grass  To their sweeping scythes did yield.  The setting sun at evening 
Ere he seeks his night's repose  Paints earth and sea and1 sky with
crimson,  Tints each cloud with gold and rose;  Sees the swallow turning
homeward  Weary with a long day's flight  Then he sinks behind the mountain
 Bidding all the world, "Good Night."  The silent, deepening twilight falls
on the sea  once more  As the slowly fading sunset  Dies away on yonder
shore  And the fisher turning homeward  Like the swallow to its nest 
Murmurs as his boat he anchors,  "After labor, sweet is rest."  The moon
upon the mountain  Keeps watch o'er the sleeping earth.  Over all reigns
peace and' silence:  Hushed all sounds of toil and mirth  But the clock in
yonder tower  Like a deep-voiced sentinel  Seems to say at every hour, 
"God is with you, all is well."  —M. S.

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     ----------     Headquarters for Men's and Boys' Clothing, Hats and  :
: : : Caps, Shoes and Furnishing Goods : : : :  Globe 0otftiiid Company 
OAN MCCUSH, MANAGER  106 Solly Street •««• Whatcom 
CITYPROPERTY FARMLANDS  Manuf'g Sites Water and Rail  Seeing is belieJnng 
PROPRIETOR  Fifteen years' experience. We solicit a share of your 
patronage, and guarantee our work to be first-class.  TELEPHONE BLACK 3 25 
Brock's Bad Cold Breakers  The only quick and reliable Cold  Cure that is
not injurious  NO QUININE, NO BROMIDES  TRY THEM ONCE  fi DeChamplain  
firaham  JHg OWL PHARMACY  ^W Cor. OocK a n d H o l l y S i s.  It is not
only words but the merits of the  Goods  KNABE, HARDMAN, FISCHER  PIANOS 

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WORK GUARANTEED  UDNESS   ERHOI.M, Props. 'Phone Main 2281  Elk St. Coal
and Wood Yard  TRUNKEY   S O N , PROPRIETORS  Roslyn and Blue Canyon Coal
and Dry Fir Wood deliv­ered  to any part of the city.  PHONE MAIN 2381
WHATCOM  FORD'S  Stands for the "BEST"  in Butter, Sweet Cream  and Ice
Cream.  Phone Red 17a 505|HolIy St. W.  Before Buying: Groceries, Telephone
 Main 2261  Williams, Tatman   Provost  All Goods Fresh and Up-to-Date  You
are always welcome to visit our store.  We carry just what you need  Photo
Supplies, Stationery  Pyrography Outfits  Pictures, Bric-a-Brac  Evans' Art

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     ----------     The Cry of tKe Forest  I stood by the boisterous ocean 
Where the forest came down to the shore.  I heard1 in the pine trees behind
me  A sad and disconsolate roar.  As if the sturdy old giants,  That had
stood for the centuries gone  Were weeping and wailing in anguish  At
civilization's' dawn.  I could hear the axe of the woodsman,  As tree after
tree he fell.  It seemed that a goddess of vengeance  Was working some
terrible spell.  Till back in the grand old firest  I heard a wearisome
wail  That mingled in sadness and longing  With the ocean's answering gale.
 "Come back! O come back to the forest!  Come back! O ye red men of yore, 
Come, dwell again 'neath the branches,  Come, fish on the still rocky
shore,  Come, hunt again in the thicket  For the bear, the elk, and the
deer  O, tell me the stories and legends  Of the days when your fathers
were here!"  And then in the great old pine trees  'Twas more silent than
ever before,  But my thoughts were away in the forest,  And I longed for
the old days once more,  The days of the elk and the cougar,  The days when
the Indian was here,  The days when the forest I loved so,  Had
nothing—no nothing—to fear.  Then drive from our wild Western
forests,  The hand that blights and destroys  And bring again to the
woodland  The life that the red man enjoys.  Bring back the elk and the
cougar,  Drive away him who e'er turns the sod,  O! let this land ne'er be
for man,  But the hallowed spot of God!

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     ----------     g g ^ g a a i i i i i i n i  THE GAGE-DODSON GO.  Sell
Standard Goods  Hart, Schafiner   Marx Fine Clothing, Monarch  Shirts,
Perrin   Dent's Gloves, and High Grades  of Men's Furnishings.  Fischer
Building Cor. Dock and Holly Sts.  Try Sherman's 200 page Compost'  tion
book, at 25 Cents. Also, Pen  forated Tablet, at 5 Cents J  j   These never
fail yoti.  Paper Weight—Normal Building—25 Cents.  SHERMAN'S 
A. Q. WICKMAN  ...The Tailor...  Phone Red 1871  310 E. Holly Street
WHATCOH, WASH  Munro, Blake   Haskell  We have the largest and most
com­plete  up-to-date line of cutlery on  the Bay. Every piece
warranted as  represented or money refunded on  presentation of returned
goods. ; :  Monro, Blake $ fiaskell

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     ----------     GAS  ^ T I J ^ ^ F O R STUDYING AND READING  ^3jS IS
SACKS  Wftatcom Bounty Railway ana Eight Co.  telephone main 121 301 lit.
fiolly St., Wfcatco*

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     ----------     ^  N Clothing, fit and work­manship  are the two
es­sential  features—Stein-  Bloch Clothes combine  these
requisites in the  superlative degree, and almost any  well-dressed man
will tell you that  he would as soon have a Stein-Bloch  as a custom made
suit, and save  himself from $5 to $15 on the deal  besides. We are sole
agents.  Suits and Overcoats, $15 to $25.  COX-OVERLOCK  CO.  211 East
Holly St., Hannah Block.  WHATCOMPPPPP