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     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1905 February-March - Cover


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     ----------     Normal Bttyaal  BELLINGHAIYI, WASHINGTON  Prominent
Features  Two good buildings; new dining  hall; catalogued library; large 
museum; physical, chemical and  biological laboratories; stereopti-can  and
dark rooms; gymnasium  with dressing rooms and baths;  manual training
department; large  well-equipped training school;  beautiful auditorium. 
Admission and Expenses  Text Books are loaned free.  Students may enter at
any time.  Opportunity is offered to work for board.  Library fee is $
10—one half is returnable.  Board and room cost from #3.75 to $4.25
per  week.  EDWARD T. MATHES, Principal  BellingHara, WasHington

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     ----------     PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY  BlRNEY   GOODHEART  Physicians
and Surgeons  Rooms i, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Red Front Bldg  X-RAY WORK A
SPECIALTY  Office 'Phone Main 2231 Residence 'Phone 3231  A. MACRAE SMITH,
M. D.  Telephone Red 2371  Office, Red Front Building BEIXINGHAM, WASH, 
Residence, Red 2832 Red Front Block  Office, Black 3501  W. D. KIRKPATRICK,
M. D.  ADDIE F. KIRKPATRICK, M. D.  Rooms 16 and 17, Fischer Block
'Phones—Residence, Red 44  —Office, Red 44  Office f 10 to 12
a. m. Telephone, Black 835  Hours I 2 to 5 p. m. Res. Telephone, Black 2231
Rooms i, 2 and 12 Lighthouse Block  BEIXINGHAM, WASH. «GOOD ALL THE
YEAR ROUND m  FLORAL 6REAM •  Removes summer's tan and winter's chaps
alike.  Price 25c. per bottle. Sample size free.  Ask for one when you next
visit our store.  DECHAMPLAIN   GRAHAM  O^Afl- P H A R M A CY  Cor. Dock  
Holly Sts. Phone Main 2021. Free Delivery

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C. GILBERT, MANAGER  Hollv Block / I o 8 W e s t H o l l y Street  Holly
Block j I 3o5 Dock Street 'Phone Black 1871  ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Examinations Free  DR. C. A. DARLING  DENTIST  Rooms 18 and 19 Fischer
Block  Corner Dock and Holly Streets  PHONE BLACK 75 BFJJJNGHAM, WASH. 
'Phone Red 512 Red Front Block  DR. E. EMORY ROSS  DENT/ST  MANAGER OF THE
Bellingham, Wash.  Fischer Block  DR. T. M. BARLOW  DENTIST  Rooms 40-42
Phone Black 2991  lighthouse Block  Office 'Phone, Red 471 Residence 'Phone
Red 694  CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties: Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat  Rooms 1 and 2 Fischer Block  STUDENTS  Who's better able to
take care of  your teeth than the  Whatcom Dental  Parlors  DR. CHAS. C.

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     ----------     FACULTY  EDWARD T. MATHES, Ph. D., Principal,
His­tory  and Pedagogy  WASHINGTON WILSON, Psychology and
Peda­gogy  JOHN T. FORREST, Ph. B„ Mathematics  FRANCIS W. EPLY,
A. B., Physical Sciences  Miss HENRIETTA MOORE, Ph. D.t English  Miss
BLANCHE EYANS, English  Miss IDA A. BAKER, A. M., English and  Mathematics 
Miss ADA HOGLE, B. P., Drawing  Miss FRANCES HAYES, 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  J. N.
BOWMAN, Ph. D., History  Miss TALLULAH LECONTE, Physical Training  Miss
HENRIETTA J. TROMANHAUSER, Ph. B.,  Supervisor Training School  Miss EDNA
HORNER, Critic Teacher, Gram­mar  Grades  Miss CORA BRATTON, Critic
Teacher, Inter­mediate  Grades  Miss CATHERINE MONTGOMERY, Critic
Teach­er  Primar Grades  MISS MABEL ZOE WDLSON, A. B., Librarian

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     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  Byron Grocery Co.  INCORPORATED  DAIRY
PRODUCTS AND GROCERIES  We are now installed in our  new store with a new
and  large stock at our command  with which to supply our  patrons. We
shall be pleased  to have you call upon us in  our new quarters.  BYRON
GROCERY CO.  Daylight Block 'Phone Main 300  Elk Street BELMNGHAM, WASH. 
 Bring in your old gold and have in made into new jewelry  1322 Dock Street
Bellingham, Wash.  VJENNfl BAKERY   6flF   120 Holly Street  A. MEYDENBAUER
 Birthday and Wedding Cakes a Specialty  TRY SHERMAN'S  200 page
Composition Book  at 25 Cents  Also, Perforated Tablet at 5 Cents  THESE
NEVER FAIL YOU  Paper Weight—Normal Building—25 Cents 

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WASHINGTON  ALTHOUGH February is the shortest  month in the year it has
produced two  of the greatest men in the history of our  nation.  The
fourteenth of April, 1865, witnessed the  death of the grandest man this
country has  ever produced, when in the briefest instant  of time, a
maddened actor cut the life thread  upon which hung the hopes of millions
of  people.  Four years previous to this date, Abraham  Lincoln had taken
upon himself the grave  responsibilities of the presidential chair.  Never
before in the world's history, had a  nation been so sadly in need of a
wise guide,  and rarely in the course of ages had the world  produced a man
so ably fitted to fill the place.  For years the ship of state had sailed
an  unruffled sea, increasing in wealth and power.  Now the clouds which
for years had hovered  near the horizon rose black in the sky. But  when
the storm broke with its resistless fury,  a strong hand was at the helm
and despite  bitter revilings of public opinion the stanch  vessel was
guided safely past the rocks and  into calm waters. The preservation of the
 Union under the circumstances was a task of  supreme difficulty; and of
all historical char­acters  Lincoln alone was capable of the  work.
Herein lay the secret of his success:  "My paramount object is to save the
Union  and not either to save or distroy slavery."  Some people have called
him the greatest

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     ----------     4 The Normal Messenger  man t h a t ever lived. But in
fact he is not to  be compared with any other. He belongs in  a class by
himself. Let us be content with  this fact; he was the most individual man 
that ever lived. In the words of Morse, "Let  us take him simply as Abrahm
Lincoln,  singular and solitary as we all see that he  was; let us be
thankful if we can make a  niche big enough for him among the world's 
heroes; and there let him remain forever,  lonely as in his strange life
time, impressive,  mysterious, unmeasured and unsolved.  We of the west,
who have lived all our  lives surrounded by God's everlasting
senti­nels,  the mountains, rarely stop to think  of the fact that we
are not equally impressed  by the beauty of all of them. Only once in a 
while does a lofty peak rear its head above  the others and stand out as a
land mark  for all who pass t h a t way.  Thus it is with men. A vast
multitude of  them are just ordinary mountains, but here  and there we find
one with a mind broad  enough and heart full enough to cause those  round
about him to shrink in comparison.  Such a man was Washington. Reared  in
the country, growing up under the watch­ful  eye of a christian
mother, the awkward  lad developed into a noble American man.  A temper he
had, truly, and some say  that it was not well controlled; that during 
outburts of anger he was exceedingly pro­fane,  but let us remember
that a man who is  incapable of anger is worth very little; that  no man
ever lived who had more to vex him  than had Washington. When he did such 
noble duty during our long struggle for inde­pendence,  at the end of
that chaotic siege,  "One of the greatest of the world's great  men
consecrated himself anew to the service  of his country and entered upon
the duties  of giving Hfe and vigor to the new govern­ment  of a

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 5  Washington was the first great
American,  and no better example can be found for future  great Americans
to follow than "The Father  of his Country."  Z. I. P. '06.  AN INCIDENT OF
1863  BLACK OUTLINED against the vaulted  sky rose the ragged edge of Arbor
Hill.  Autumn's lavish hand had touched the trees,  ferns and grasses,
giving them a gorgeous  coloring with his finger tips of frost. Here  and
there a noble old pine tree reared its head  reverently to a close touch
with the fathom­less  blue above and seemed to look solemnly  down on
the little log cabin which hid in the  valley below.  The sun was just
dipping over the crest of  the hill as an old man scrambled through the 
brush and entered the path which led past  the well and up to the kitchen
door.  "Yes" he said to himself, "I hate to do it but  this infernal
rheumatism has stiffened me so  I can't go. Besides the lad knows the road 
as well as I do; only, how on earth is he going  to carry that gold such a
distance without  being robbed? The country is full of those  d guerrillas;
night and day they prowl  through these woods until this valley has
be­come  a den of thieves. Well, there comes  the boy now. Where you
been, Donald? Out  in the back meadow? Well, come here. I want  to talk to
you." So saying he led his twelve  year old grandson into the kitchen and
closed  the door. Then he explained quietly what he  wanted done. He had
just learned that a  score or more of Union soldiers were lying in  a
dilapidated farm house some seven miles  from the cabin, with scarcely
enough to eat,  to say nothing of delicacies and drugs so  essential to the
sick.- A slight skirmish had  taken place in the neighborhood a few days

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     ----------     6 The Normal Messenger  previous and these men being
unfit to travel  were left behind in charge of a physician.  Grandad knew t
h a t it would be worse than  useless to try to send provisions, for the 
guerrillas never allow anything like that to  pass. But he though that by
sending money,  food and drugs could be purchased by the  farmer or his
wife and thus avert suspicion.  How to send the money was the question 
which puzzled the old man and caused  Donald to thrust his hands in his
pockets and  whistle. Suddenly he sprang up and tossed  his cap into the
air as he exclaimed "I've got  i t Grandpa! I've got it." "Well don't act 
like a fool, but lets have it," replied the irri­tated  old man. The
boy crossed the room  and came close to his grandfather's side as he  said
in a low tone, "You know that old push  cart with the broken handle? We'll
put a  double bottom in it and fill it with potatoes  and you can nail the
gold between the two  thicknesses of boards and they'll never think  of
looking there." "Donald my boy you'll  make a smart man some day," said the
old  man giving him a slap on the shoulder that  made the youngster jump.
"Come with me,  now and we'll fix that old cart so t h a t you  can get an
early start in the morning."  Just as the sun crept over the hills next day
 Donald started on his errand of mercy push­ing  before him a load of
healthy Burbanks.  His grandmother wanted to send some  sweet brown bread
and apple jelly to the  homesick "boys in blue" but being finally 
persuaded that her kindness would be worse  than wasted, she kissed her boy
good-bye  and he started off.  Four miles he trudged happily along 
whistling a tune now and then or chirping to  some gay bird which had
delayed his autumn  journey to a warmer clime.  Suddenly on approaching the
bridge which  spanned the gulch a man sprang up from the

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 7  roadside, a gun was leveled at
his head and  a voice commanded,"HALT!" Donald was no  coward but when, a
few minutes later he  found himself surrounded by a rough guer­rilla 
band his heart almost failed him. "Well  sonny what have you got here?
"Potatoes, by  George! and dandies they are, too. We'll just  relieve you
of these my fine fellow." And  without more ado the boy saw his
grand-farther's  fine potatoes dumped from the cart.  They were no sooner
out, however, than one  of the men exclaimed, "Rodney, what yer  doin'
there; we can't pack those spuds any­where.  Take the cart and all and
lets be out  of this; you were a derned fool to ever un­load  'em.
"Well," said the other in a surly  tone, " I had the job of taking them
out; don't  you ever think I'm going to put them back  in." "Oh, give the
boy his cart and lets be  off," said their leader; so without more ado 
Donald was allowed to move on. He had  not gone more than a half dozen
yards when  one of the men seized him with a cry, holding  before his
astonished view a twenty dollar  gold piece. "Ah! Ha! you carry something 
more valuable than potatoes I reckon," ex­claimed  the leader and as
the remainder of  the gang again surrounded him the big burly  brute
stripped off the boy's clothes.  Donald was terrified; he scarcely noticed
how  roughly he was being handled; his whole soul  was filled with fear
lest the treacherous crack  which had given up one shining coin would  let
fall others.  They searched for fully an hour, even rip­ping  out the
lining of his trousers to see t h at  nothing had been concealed, but all
of no  avail. Seeing that the search was useless  they shouldered their
potatoes and dis­appeared  in the woods leaving Don to dress  at
leisure.  A very hungry tired boy crept into the lit­tle  cabin that
night and as he toasted his

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     ----------     8 The Normal Messenger  shins by the fireside related
to the indignant  old couple his experience with the guerrillas.  Z. I. P. 
THE STARS  The angels light the lamps of heaven  And hang them out on high,
 Where clear and bright, throughout the night  They light the azure sky. 
They guard the sleeping world below,  They guide the traveler's way  With
their soft glow, where ere he go  Until the break of day.  Then when the
golden sun a t dawn  Climbs up the crimson sky,  Their work is done and one
by one  They fade away and die.  J M. S. '08.  The room is in disorder, 
There is a horrid din;  What can be the matter?  No critic teacher's in. 
Suddenly there is silence.  Great interest now is shown;  A stately lady
enters  And sits as on a throne.  The children now are angels.  The
teacher's nervous though*  For she, poor soul, is thinking  That likely her
cake is dough.  —The Mankatoniam.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 9  THE NORMAL MESSENGER  Published
Associate Editor  FLORENCE MONTGOMERY, '07 Literary  LOTTIE FLEMING, '06 -
- ) Locals  EDNA HALLOCK, '05 - - i *«-»  MARJORY SPRATT, '08, Y.
W. C. A. - - - - Alumni  ANNIE DRUMMOND, '05, Sirius Sirius  NOAH
DAVENPORT, '08 Athletics  TERMS—FIFTY CENTS A YEAR  Address all
communications to the Editor-in-chief, Bellingham, Wn,  Issued the 15th of
every month. All copy must be in the hands o  he editor-in-chief on or
before the 9th of the month.  Entered December 21, 1902, at Bellingham,
Washington, as  second-class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3,1879.
 VOL. IV. FEB.-MARCH, 1905 No. 5  EDITORIAL  We were indeed disappointed in
the non­appearance  of Elbert Hubbard who was to  have given for the
fourth number of our  lecture course, a lecture on "Roycroft Ideals."  We
know that it was no fault of the commit­tee  in charge of the course
and trust that  they may succeed in finding a number equally  as good to
take his place.  On March 23, Ernest Seton Thompson  comes as the fourth
number on our course.  Those who have heard him say that he is  even more
interesting, as a speaker, than as  a writer. If his lecture proves as
interesting  as his stories there will be no cause for  complaint. 
LITERARY SOCIETIES  The societies have decided to begin a cow-test  to see
which can fanrisb the best pro­grams.  Bach society is to famish fowr

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     ----------     10 The Normal Messenger  grams of not less than six
numbers or more  than ten, each number to be given credits  according to
its rendition. The society which  receives the greatest number of credits
is to  be entertained by the losing society.  The present officers of the
Sirius society are:  President, Isabel McRae; vice-president, Grace 
Dickey; secretary, Elsa Anthon; treasurer,  Myrtle Williams;
sergeant-at-arms, Chas.  Jones.  Those of the Clionean society are:
Presi­dent,  Judeth Hawes; secretary, Isabel Holt;  treasurer, A. R.
Moore; sergeant-at-arms,  Minnie Osberg; reporter, Frankie Sullivan; 
pianist, Harry Raymond. Program commit­tee,  Edith Collier, Thomas
Evans, Rossae  Swartz, Susie Andrus, Kate White.  The young men of the
school met in Prof.  Wilson's room, January 27, to organize a  debating
society. Messrs. Smith, Jones and  Davenport were appointed to draft a
constitu­tion  and by-laws. A very appropriate name  indicative of the
object pursued was given  to the society—Normal Debating Club.
Al­though  debating is maintained as the princi­ple  of our
programs, they are not confined to  this special sort of contest. Instead,
occa­sionally  some bright young fellow is called  upon to make an
impromptu speech on some  subject familiar to the individual as "Love  and
Hatred," "Friendship," "The True Ath­letic  Spirit." We mention these
subjects be­cause  they were the initial impromptus. Mr.  Smith
handled the subject of "Love and  Hatred," like a veteran giving evidence
of less  knowledge of hatred than love. Mr. Nichols  on "Friendship" and
Mr. Phelps on "The  True Athletic Spirit" proved themselves in­deed 
orators.  The club has held weekly meetings since its  organization and the
interest shown in the

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 11  first meeting has increased
with each succeed­ing  meeting. It is certain that if the interest 
continues to increase as it is now doing that  the society is bound to grow
numerically and  intellectually. Our programs so far consist­ing  of
music, debates, impromptu speeches,  recitations and essays, we believe
have been  interesting as well as helpful. The one given  March 9 was:  An
address - Fred Johnson  Impromptu.  Debate—Resolved, That the
sympathies of  the United States should be with Japan in  the
Russo-Japanese war.  Affirmative—N. Davenport and H. Smith. 
Negative~W. Nichols and A. Willard.  An Invective on the Saloon - Chas.
Pethran  Essay . . . . Roger Williams  Declamation - Leon Cory  Song
Society  Our first president, Charles Jones, was suc-ceede  by Noah
Davenport.  The members of the Young Women's Chris­tian  Association
are glad to welcome all the  students that the new semester has brought  t
o our school. We hope that they will lose  no time in finding their places
in the member­ship  of the Association and the friendship  that awaits
them there. It is hoped that  they will feel free to spend a social hour
with  us in the Association room any noon hour,  or t o attend the Bible
class held there by  Rev. Yarney at the "students' hour" on Fri­day 
mornings or the one taught by Dr.  Bowman in his recitation room at 3:30 on
 Friday afternoons.  At the election of officers last week the  following
members were voted into the  cabinet: President, Minnie Carver; vice-
pres­ident,  Ethel Cook; secretary, Walborg Olson;  treasurer, Ethel

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     ----------     12 The Normal Messenger  ATHLETICS  With the arrival of
spring days the interest  has turned to out door games. The boys' 
attention has turned to base-ball and the  girls' to tennis and boating. A
boating club  has been formed with Miss Hallock as chair­man  while
Miss Sloan heads the tennis  enthusiasts.  Basket-ball games this year have
been few  and far between. The boys have had two  games, both of them well
played but whether  they will have any more we cannot say.  The only games
played by the girles are those  between the Junior team and the Bellingham 
High School team. Unless some playing is  done soon between the class teams
the Kline  cup, for which the classes worked so hard  last year will go
back to the Kline Bros, who  gave it on condition that the class teams 
contest for it each year. The Junior girls  have a team but so far have
found no other  class team to play. It is to be hoped that  something may
be done soon to keep the cup  in the school.  The young men so far have
made a good  record in athletics especially in there foot-ball  games last
fall. Although the scores of the  basket-ball games were not so favorable
the  work was good especially in their game with  the Maroons. Considering
what little time  the boys have to practice they have done re­markably
 well. We expect to see good work  from them in base-ball.  AROUND SCHOOL 
Say not all t h a t you can say; hear not all  that you can hear; believe
not all that you  hear, and whatever else you do, don't at­tempt  to
tell all that you know.  Miss Bessie Robertson has left school to  accept a
position in the Port Townsend  schools.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 13  Miss Le Conte's "magic lantern
show" of  pictures taken in the Yosemite Valley was  highly appreciated by
the students. It was  not quite a "sermonette," but the school is  willing
that it should take the place of one.  Dr. Mathes visited Olympia during
the re­cent  meeting of legislature.  A recent interesting talk in the
series of  talks given by members of the faculty was  the one given by Dr.
Moore on "The Birth­right  of the Child."  At the beginning of the
semester a new  student appeared in room 24 and said that  Dr. Mathes had
sent her up to see Dr. Moore  about her work. "Well what can I do for 
you?" asked Dr. Moore, coming out of her  office. "Why, er-nothing, I
guess, thank you,"  stammered the new student. "I prefer to  speak with Dr.
Moore himself."  Two of our young men have gone from us  and are no more.
We are sorry to lose both  Mr. Dunning and Mr. Potter. Mr. Dunning  has
secured a position near Sumas and with  him go our best wishes for his
success.  Since the spring weather has begun Prof.  Romine has been taking
his class in nature  study on short excursions near the campus.  The
faculty have a new fad—visiting country  schools. The students are
getting anxious  to know if they are looking for better posi­tions 
than they now hold or whether that is  ust their way of getting in extra
holidays.  Miss H (in drawing class)—"Make a sketch  rf your favorite
animal."  Mr. K — "Miss H, I-er-er-ah- I forgot  ny mirror."  Miss
G—"May we sketch a man?"  Dr. Bo wan (after days of drill) —
"Where  vas the contract theory originated?"  Mr. Raymond—"I'm not
sure, but wasn't it  vith Adam and Eve?"

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     ----------     14 The Normal Messenger  Dr. B (patiently)—Was
that before or  after Rousseau?"  From a member of the faculty: "Which is 
the more easier to understand?"  Who said, "I didn't understand your
ques­tion  Dr. Bowman?"  Dr. Bowman (expectantly)—"I didn't
quite  catch your answer. Miss M—"Poor man!  Will he always be doomed
to celibacy?"  Why does Prof. Romine have such a happy  exalted expression
lately? Is it because"Hal-lelujah"  is uppermost in his mind these days? 
Mr. Dunning (waxing eloquent)—"I tell you  I had the typhoid fever so
bad and I was  that far gone that I could see over into the  other world." 
We are still wondering which world it was  for he didn't seem at all
anxious for more  than a look.  One of the practice teachers in the primary
 department of the training school had been  telling the children the names
of the different  stars and what they stood for. "Now, Ben-net,  can you
tell me what very bright star it  was that led the three wise men to the
man­ger  where the Christ child lay?"  "It was the star of
Bellingham," replied  little Bennet promptly.  CLASS NOTES  SENIORS  The
Seniors have received their pennants  now and they are even prettier than
we had  hoped. Nearly everyone in the class has one.  The beautiful red
makes a good background  for the figures '05 and the letters B. S. N. S 
The pennants add much to the cheerfulness  of our rooms.  Several new
members have entered the class  this semester. Miss Morgan, who attendee 
the school during the first year of its history

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 15  Miss Birdie Winchell and Miss
Anna Hanne-bohl,  who were members of the class last year.  The new class
pins have arrived and now  where a Senior is found there likewise is seen 
the class pin. The pin is rich looking, fully  justifying the price paid
for it. The pin is the  shape of a shield; the background is of black 
enamel, bordered with a narrow strip of  gold and makes a rich setting for
the letters  B. S. N. S. and '05.  The Senior class day "play" is under
con­struction,  the thesis are being written, credits  counted, and
dresses talked of (by some of  the most certain ones) already and things 
begin to take on a final look. But woe!  Some in the class have a fatal
look already.  What does it all mean?  JUNIORS  The Juniors are planning to
give an even­ing  entertainment in a few weeks. The pro­gram 
will consist of two farces, vocal and  instrumental music and several
readings.  More definite announcements will be given  later.  Our class is
sorry to lose one of our mem­bers.  Miss Bessie Robertson, who is
leaving  school to teach.  At a recent class election the following 
officers were elected: Pres. Alice McCullough,  Vice-Pres. Helen Miller,
Sec. Sarah Van Rey-jen,  Treas. Frank Knight, Sargent-at-Arms  jordon
March.  On the evening of February 9th a small but  :nthusiastic crowd
witnessed the defeat of the  Bellingham High School basket ball team by  
gt;ur Junior team with a score of 13 to 8.  tf iss Le Conte acted as
chaperone going with  he girls to the Armory where the game was   gt;layed.
Our line up was—forwards, An.ah  jooch (captain), Anna Cuthbertson;
center,  ^lara Warriner; guards, Bertha Payne, Lena   gt;mith; Manager,
Mildred Wilson.

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     ----------     16 The Normal Messenger  BOOK REVIEWS  Very few volumes
have reached our desk  this month, probably owing to the fact that  our
criticisms have been administered minus  the sugar coat. We wish it
thoroughly un­derstood  that any remarks we have to make  are given in
a helpful spirit and trust that  they will be accepted in a kindly way. 
One of the best of the recent publications  is entitled, "A Trip to the
Portland Fair,"  written by the Seniors. The book has a neat  little cover
and not only gives good descrip­tions  but is brimming over with the
wit and  wisdom for which the class is famed. Its  only fault we think is
its lack of unity per­haps  due to the fact that it was written by  so
many writers.  J. N. SELBY   CO.  BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS  Have removed
to their large new store  in the Clover Blk. where they can better 
accommodate their large and growing  trade. Call and see ns at  209 W.
Holly Street,  BMLHNGHAM, WASH.  PACIFIC BINDERY  J. E. IMPEY, Proprietor 
Magazines and Books Bound and Rebound  Call and see our new and up-to-date
GAGE-DODSON CO.!  g Sell Standard Goods H  • Hart, Schaffner   Marx
Fine Clothing, Monarch jg  1 Shirts, Perrin   Dent's Gloves, and High
Grades |  8 of Men's Furnishings. B  Fischer Building Cor. Dock and Holly

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 BUSIEST, BIGGEST, BEST  UDNESS   BRHOLM 'Phone Main 126  B. B. Grocery Co.
 Largest Stock Lowest Prices  Fresh Fruits and Vegetables received  every
A. G. WICKMAN  ...The Tailor...  1 Phone Red 1871  310 E. Holly Street

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COAL  1328-30 Elk St. p h o n e M a i n T°  HANS PEARSON  WHOLESALE  
RETAIL GROCER  1021-1023 ELK ST.  Your money back if goods are not
satisfactory  Telephone Main 2311  H. C. HENRY, Pres. *• * •
 Interest Paid On Term Deposits  H. L. MERRITT Mgr. S. A. POST, Cashier  E.
W. Furdr, Pm. E. 0.6r«ei, WM-PTM. C. K. McMlllin, Cithltr  THE FIRST
NATIONAL BANK  OF BELLINGHAM, WASH.  Capital $100,000 Surplus and Undivided

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     ----------     FOR COOKING  For studying- and reading'  i s softer and
easier on the  eyes than any other atificlal  light. $9.uO per thousand 
feet.  Mo Dirt. Turn a valve and  light gas when ready t o  cook. Expense c
e a s e s as  soon as the gas i s s h ut  off. $1.75 per t h o u s a nd 
feet.  p a Makes a clean, hot f i r e $4.ffO  J£ per ton delivered in
hulk.  *% 3* #5.00 per ton delivered in  s a c k s .  $ Whatcom County
Railway and Light Co.  ? 'Phone Main 121 301 W. Holly St., Bellingham 
BELLINGHAM  PROPERTY  is making a steady advance  now and has a bright
future.  By paying $25.00 down and  $5 a month on one of the  lots we are
offering, you  have a safe investment or a  site for a home. A careful 
consideration of the present  rate of development should  convince you that

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     ----------     *|* T takes more than a piece of cloth to make 
•@* a suit now-a-days. It takes brains and  J* know how. A man's
clothes should fit  T as well as wear, whether he pays $15 or  $50 for his
suit. It's not so much what he  pays either as what he gets that makes him 
satisfied. We find that whenever we sell a  man a Stein- Bloch suit at any
price he's  always ' satisfied. That's because they are  clothes made with
brains and a "know how."  Let us show you next time. Moderately  priced,
too—$15.00 to $25.00.  Cox-  Overlock  Co.  an East Holly St. Hanna