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     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Cover

     ----------     TH£  Messenger  Bellingham, Washington  MAY, 1908 
Marie Odegaard-'06

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     ----------     State  Normal School  BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON  CALENDAR
FOR SCHOOL YEAR 1907-1908:  School year opens September 11 , 1907.  Second
quarter opens November 18, 1907.  Thanksgiving vacation—Nov. 2S-Dec.
2, 1907.  Holiday vacation—Dec. 20, 1907-Jan. 6, 190S.  Second
Semester opens February 3, 1908.  Spring vacation—April 3 to 7, 1908.
 Fourth quarter opens April 7, 190S.  Annual Commencement—June ir,
190S.   lt;£  New classes are organized each quarter.  Full new
program is offered for the second  semester.  New Dining Hal] offers an
attractive cul­tured  home for young ladies. Completion of  the new
science annex will provide excellent  laboratory facilities for all science
work, in­cluding  laboratories for drawing and manual  training. 
Certificates and diplomas may be issued at  the close of any quarter of the
school year.  Students may enter in September ro Februa­ry  and find
regular work.  Expenses are reduced to the minimum. Il­lustrated 
catalogue will be mailed free.  E. T. HATHES, Principal.

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ideas of the  most renowned Fashion Designers It is  extensive and varied
as becomes our great Ready-to-  Wear Section, where the largest business in
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STUDENT.  An entertainment of high dramatic talent hav­ing  been given
by the Thespian Dramatic Club  of the B. S. N. S., the members of that
august  body assembled the following day at Students'  Hour to listen to
the report of the committee  on finances.  "Has anyone seen Leon Cory this
morning'f "  asked Fred Reymer, the president, as he arose  to preside. 
"Yes," piped up a female voice, " I saw him  just now in the lower hall. He
was very busy  talking to a young lady."  "Since he is chairman of this
committee, we  cannot proceed until he comes," observed the  president. 
Just then they were startled by the voice of a  messenger asking if Mr.
Hallam was there.  Yes, he was, and after a hasty perusal of the  message
handed him, announced that he had  been called away unexpectedly and as
treasurer  of the club he would leave the money in charge  of the president
until his return, and was gone.  Just as the last gong sounded, Mr. Cory,
smil­ing  and breathless, appeared on the scene with  the announcement
that $50 had been cleared  the night before. The money was forthwith
de­posited  in the hands of the president, much  against that
gentleman's will, for had he not  had cause to suspect of late that Hallam
had  been using underhand methods in regard to  him?  Any person interested
in Mr. Reymer's wel:  fare might well have had cause for anxiety had  he
seen him, with wild eyes and disheveled  hair, rush madly from the Normal
steps that  evening, or heard his muttered words as he  turned up the
street toward his room and spied

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     ----------     2 The Normal Messenger  pretty, blue-eyed Dorothy Cook
strolling arm in  arm with a strange young gentleman.  For weeks past he
had caught himself at  times reading whole pages of psychology
with­out  knowing one word of what it contained—  only vaguely
conscious of having feasted his  eyes on the bewitching features of this
fair  damsel instead. He had lingered to talk with  her in the halls; he
had walked to luncheon  with her at noon; he had managed to be on  hand to
carry her books home in the evening,  and who would conjecture that his
eyes had  not often conveyed fair speechless messages as  a tribute to that
indefinable something about  her that made her of more interest to him than
 all the other girls of the Normal put together?  " 0 , 1 say, Old Fellow!"
burst out the cheer­ful  voice of Harvey Smith, as he slammed a  book
down on Fred's table that evening after  supper, "I'm having a deuce of a
time with  that outline we have to write for Miss Sperry.  Can't you help
me out?"  "Hang you, no! Don't mention English to  me, on pain of your
life!" came in a spasmodic  gulp from a corner of the room.  "Why, er-r-r,
what's the matter? You look  as if you had seen a ghost!" (Harve had only 
now caught sight of his friend's face.)  "Ugh! Seen a ghost, indeed!! I
wish to  goodness nothing worse had happened!"  "Well, what has happened,
anyway! Come,  let's have i t ."  "Harve, that $50 Hallam left in my
charge;  has been stolen!"  " I t has?" Harve gave a prolonged whistle. 
"Are you quite sure that you have not mislaid  it somewhere instead?" 
"Never was more sure of anything in my  life. It was taken from a shelf in
the cloak­room,  where I happened to leave it for a few  minutes this
evening."  "Have you told anyone about i t ?"  "Not a soul but you, and
don't intend t o !"  "But why not?" asked Harve, with bulging  «yes. 
"Don't you see that that would put me in

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 3  Hallam's power? You know the
way he has  been acting toward me of late, and somehow I  feel that he is
mixed up in this affair. I never  liked the fellow. I must manage someway
to  get the money before he returns and let no one  be the wiser. Set your
wits to working, old  fellow, and help me out.''  " I see you are right. We
must devise some  means," said Harve. "Let's see; have you any  friends in
town of whom you might borrow it ?"  "No, not one."  "How about your
father; couldn't you send  to him for i t ?"  '' Impossible! You don't know
father.''  "Then isn't there a rich old maid in town  whom you might win?" 
'' Nonsense!''  Many other ways and means were suggested  before the two
friends parted, late in the night,  but none gave satisfaction. Neither did
Fred  mention that other matter that had played such  an important part in
the conflicting emotions  with which he was torn, but strangely enough  it
was not the stolen money alone that made  that night seem a hideous
nightmare.  As Fred strolled down Happy Valley the  evening following he
was watched by two faces  at different windows.  One was the face of
Dorothy Cook.  "Why has Fred avoided me today and acted  so strangely?" she
mused. "It is not like him.  Harve said it was on account of that grammar 
test, but I don't believe him. I wanted him to  meet Cousin Frank before he
leaves; but I  shall never ask him up when he is in such a  temper."  The
other was the face of a lady of very un­questionable  age. She was
rich. She had no  one to care for but herself. She was very fond  of Mr.
Reymer, and, as she watched him pass  her window, the thot occurred to her:
"This is  Leap Year. What's to stop me?" Strangely  enough she was out for
an evening stroll when  Mr. Reymer returned, and encountered him  with a
sweet "Good evening."  Possibly Fred himself could not have told  yon how
he came to spend that evening at her

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     ----------     4 The Normal Messenger  home, or how it was that he was
an engaged  man before he left, but such was the case.  It was all
arranged, even to the wedding,  which was to take place soon. Of course it 
would be kept quiet till the end of the year.  In the meantime he should
have all the money  he wished.  Harvey had to be taken into his friend's
con­fidence,  but he wondered much at his friend's  changed
philosophy, and how he could so soon  tire of such a girl as Dorothy. One
evening he  happened across these verses on Fred's table,  and they set him
to wondering:  "Why should a man his chances lose,  Of gaining a fortune if
he choose  To take with the gift the giver fair,  Tho' twice his age and
silvered hair?  That man's a fool who thinks that for him  There's only one
girl in this world to win.  Than court a pretty, senseless, prue.  The
greatest man in the world of art  Has set us a pace in the choice of his
heart.  And who can say that this older dame  Helped not to decide his
future fame?"  Could Fred really mean this, or was he only  trying to
justify himself?  When Hallam returned the money was hand­ed  over to
him. But what made him act so  strangely at the time, I wonder?  There were
also some strange rumors afloat  to the effect that Fred and Dorothy had
quar­reled.  "Oh, dear," sighed a lady member of the  faculty, "those
foolish children."  A fortnight later the battleships California  and
Tennessee left port and the next day the  papers stated that Frey Reymer,
the most prom­ising  boy in the Normal school, had sailed with  them,
which was very true. But only Harvey  knew the particulars. A letter to him
ran  thus:  Dear Harve :  As you know, I was to wed a certain lady  this
evening. But I have turned coward, as  you see, and will not be on hand. I
know it is  a beastly thing to do, but don't blame me too  much, and don't
under any consideration ever  put yourself in the same position. I may

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 5  see you again, but, believe me,
I shall attempt  to mend my ways and never again stoop to so  low a thing. 
Yours Ever,  FBED.  Four years later Mr. Goodell in a visiting
ad­dress  to the Normal school, described his travels  thru Australia
and mentioned having seen Mr.  Fred Eeymer. He stated that he was an
edu­cator  of some importance there; also that he  had been recently
married and seemed very  happy; that the fortunate girl was Dorothy  Cook,
who had gone there to teach and acci­dentally  came across her old
friend Reymer*  The renewal of their acquaintance in this far  away country
had ended thus.  A STUDENT.  FOND RECOLLECTIONS.  They present to view many
pleasant scenes.  They bring together associations never found  elsewhere.
The varicolored lights and the  changing shades they throw upon our lives 
enoble and quicken. Were thoughts unchaste,  were spirits low; or, were
they simple, pure—  kaleidescopically they come forth changed or 
made more simple and true.  Those wee small hours of the morning, when 
senior classmates tranuilly slept—how often  were they tossed
restlessly by underclassmates.  endeavoring to outwit and overstep their
fel­lows  advanced in years. The long, tedious  tasks, often set to
try the patience or keep  down youthful spirits; wanderings afar  through
northern jungles in search for some  new genus in animal or vegetable life;
hours  drinking deep the effulgence of Luna's magic;  practices many and
wondrous; songs, jests, and  smiles—aye, perchance a
frown—these are but  settings in the presentment of life at
Belling-ham  Normal.  B. M. ANSLOW, Class of '07.

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     ----------     6 The Normal Messenger  PRAISEWORTHY FEATURES OF THE
TRAINING  SCHOOL.  The decided improvement in the grade schools  of the
present over the older system is worthy  of much commendation. We wish to
take up a  few of the advanced features of the training  department of the
Normal, not as a model de­partment  altogether, but as a progressive
grade  school, one that is adopting all improvements  that seem in keeping
with the present advance  in education. A few years ago all that was 
considered a requisite for the boy in the grades  was a fairly good
knowledge of the subject  matter in four or five text books. His social 
life was left to take care of itself, his training  for citizenship was not
considered; his special  ability in ay one line was left undeveloped.  Now
we are inclined to treat boys and girls as  men and women, and it is
generally conceded  that if a boy is placed on his honor and given  the
privileges of men he will use them as men  do. When you find a child that
is dissatisfied  with the school there are just three sources to  which his
dissatisfaction may be pointed. There  is something wrong with the school,
the teacher  or the child.  The conditions of the training school are such 
as to reduce such discontent to a minimum and  to offer something that will
appeal to a child  of the most eccentric nature. The regular course  in the
grades has a variation both in subject  matter and varied exercises for
general develop­ment.  A short course in plane geometry and  physics,
the latter largely experimental, is  given. These subjects will be an
incentive to  higher education to many boys that would  otherwise drop out
of school on the completion  of the grades. Very good work is done in
draw­ing  and manual training. Some of the boys  have constructed
useful articles of furniture  that are worthy of anyone's praise. Some of 
the natural taelnt, that has been displayed by  the students, has taken the
form of inventions.  Arthur Hook invented a machine for a moving  electric
sign, which works perfectly; Edric  'Walling made an arc light by use of
pieces of

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 7  carbon; Ray Martin arranged a
wireless tele­graph  by which he communicates for a short  distance. 
Besides this social and business responsibility  is aimed at as a part of
the natural development  of the child. Social organization exists among 
the higher grades for the purpose of physical,  mental and moral
development, and to foster  democratic sentiment. Through the ingenuity  of
the higher grade students, a unique fair was  held in the gymnasium in
November, at which  almost one hundred dollars were made. With  this fund
these grades have been supplied with  numerous conveniences that every
industrious  school could have. The idea of doing things  has thus been
inculcated in the minds of these  students and it becomes clear that they
may act  now instead of deferring all action or responsi­bility  to
the future.  We hear some objection to the training  school, that it is a
place where children are  practiced on by novices. This variety of
teach­ers  gives a broader understanding of the dif­ferent 
phases of the same subject and a greater  acquaintance with the different
characters  among people than is received in the grades  of most city
schools. This benefit extends to  the teacher as well as to the pupil, and
the wide­awake  teacher will be able to leave the training  school
with much reserve power that may well  be applied in even the best of
graded schools.  A. D. FOSTER.  THE DEVIL'S GARDEN.  (By S. Johnson.)  When
I was but a small boy my parents took  me for a ride across the Devil's
Garden.  The Devil's Garden is a vast expanse of ele­vated  ground,
bordered on the north, the east  and the south by lofty mountains, and on
the  west by a broad, fertile valley.  We rode in an open carriage, and
upon  emerging from a forest of gigantic pines,  through which everyone
must pass who would  enter the garden, the prospect that greeted my  eyes
was that of an endless waste of lava-flow

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     ----------     8 The Normal Messenger  and boulders, boulders so large
that at a great  distance the Deril's Garden looked like a  mighty
legendary city of gigantic castles built  of stone. One of these mimic
castles in particu­lar,  rising high above the rest, with a grove of 
juniper trees (the only living thing that could  muster courage to inhabit
this desolate region)  at its foot, and the burning sun surrounding it 
with a halo of fire, reminded my childish fancy  of the castle of the
sleeping beauty. I even de­clared  that when I grew up I would don a
magic  armor and do over again what the gallant  knight did in the times of
mythology. But as  we drove on the scene remained ever the same,  and the
burning sun became ungrateful, so that  my heart was filled with a deeper
gladness upon  reaching the green valley below, where the  winding river
and the waving sycamores pre­sented  an ever changing and refreshing

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     ----------     10 The Normal Messenger  THE NORMAL MESSENG R 
Published Monthly by the Students of  THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL  BELLINGHAM,
WASHINGTON  Press S. B. IRISH   Co., e | | § £ x £ s »
1311 Railroad Avenue  EDITORIAL STA1-K  ROY GOODELL . . . . -
Kditor-in-Chiet  ETHEL REVELLE - - Assistant Editor-in-Chiei  INEZ WYNN
Literary  A. D. FOSTER Literary  LOUISE WALKER Societies  N. DAVENPORT
Athletics  HELEN LINDEN - - Locals  CLARA TARTE Alumni  LEON CORY . . . . -
Business Manager  TERMS—FIFTY CENTS A YKAK  Address all
communications to the Editor-in-Chief, Bellinghain, Wn.  iMued the first of
every month. All copy must be in the hands OJ  the Editor-in-Chief on or
before the 20th of the month.  Entered December 21, 1902, at Bellinghani,
Washington, as  second-class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3,
1879.  Vol. VII. MAY, 1908 No. 7  EDITORIAL.  There is at present a
movement on foot to  perfect an organization of the student body. A 
committee of students has been appointed to  confer with a committee
appointed from the  faculty and to draw up plans for such an
or­ganization.  This movement should be looked  upon with the greatest
of favor by the student  body. It marks the greatest stride toward
ad­vancement  yet taken by students of this insti­tution.  Such
an organization would bring, to  a great extent, the much needed quality of
 school loyalty and school spirit. It would bring  the students into closer
relation with each other,  give them common interests, and develop a
kin­dred  spirit which should exist.  It is not known as yet what
action these  committees will take, but it is thought a tax of  50c a
semester will be collected from each stu­dent.  With this annual
income many things  could be done. It has long been felt that the  printing
space of the Messenger is too limited.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 11  With this additional capital
the space could be  doubled. Those two long-coveted asphalt tennis  courts
could be built. A bookstore could be  run, selling school supplies to the
students at  cost. Boats could be placed upon Lake What­com  for the
use of the students. Necessary-funds  to send teams to compete in athletic 
meets could be raised. And so we might go on  enumerating the things that
could be done.  The perfecting of such an organization means  great things
for the students, the faculty and  the school.  Miss Irma Whittier was the
winner in the  prize story contest. The story appears upon  the first pages
of this paper. And we should  like to see Miss Whittier develop more fully 
the talent she displays.  The next issue of the Messenger will be edited 
by the Senior class. This will give the regular  staff a chance to rest and
the Seniors a chance  to display their knowledge.  ALUMNI.  (By Clara
Tarte.)  Mr. Harry Raymond, '05, has recently re­turned  from New
York, where he has spent a  , pleasant and successful winter in the study
of  music.  Miss Florence Griffith, '00, a member of the  first graduating
class in 1900, is now in Ne­braska,  representing a publishing house
of that  state. Her sister, Mabel, a student of the Nor­mal  for a few
months in 1906, is with her in the  same position. Both girls are enjoying
their  work, and are very successful.  The students and faculty will be
grieved to  near of the deaths of Mr. Cecil Spurling and  Mr. Frank
Scannell.  Miss Ida McMillian, '02, is now Mrs. W. A.  Hitchcock, of
Ellensburg, Wash.  Miss Edith Fouts, '01, has lately returned  from the
East, where she has been successfully  studying music.

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     ----------     12 The Normal Messenger  Miss Anna Iverson is teaching
at StanwoocL  Mrs. Effie Bear Knapp, '03, and her husband  are attending
the State College at Pullman.  Miss Alice Kellogg, '04, is teaching at
present,  but contemplates attending a university in the  East next year. 
Miss Albra Paddock, '04, is teaching at Elber-ton,  Wn.  Miss Bessie
Service, '04, has moved to Ore­gon  to live.  Mr. Guy Allison, '07, is
improved in health  and is continuing with his teaching. He i   planning a
visit this summer to his home in  Kirksville, Missouri.  Miss Ada Meyers,
'07, and her sister Eva are  both teaching in their home town, Shelton, and
 still take a great interest in basket ball, both  playing in the Shelton
team.  LOCALS.  (By Helen Linden, Louise Walker.)  OUR MERRY WIDOWS  Mr. H.
G. Lull, of U. of W., was a visitor at  Normal for a few days recently. 
The Senior girls at Edens' Hall are proud of  the fact that they have a
table all to themselves.  On the 16th of May the finals of the triangle 
declamatory and oratorical contest will be held  at Ellensburg. Miss Clara
Tarte will represent  the school in declamation and either Mr. "Will 
Bowman or Noah Davenport in oratory.  Mr. A. P. Romine has a leave of
absence for  the coming year. He expects to travel during,  the summer and
enter Harvard this fall.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 13  Mr. R.—We will go to
Chuckanut on the  train.  Verne B.—How'11 we get home?  Mr.
R.—By Shank's livery stable.  Mr. Forest is making a desperate effort
to  arrange for the school to go to Olga, on Orcas  island, and climb Mount
Constitution.  Miss Catherine Montgomery will be away on  a leave of
absence next year. She will spend  her time traveling in Europe.  The
Messenger is glad to report the rapid  recovery of Miss Ida Whitesides. 
Mrs. Nettleton presented a college play "The  Man in the Case," Friday, May
2. The cast  was chosen from the Oral Expression depart­ment, 
assisted by one member of the faculty.  A great deal of credit is due the
cast for the  manner in which the play was given. Quite a  neat little sum
was realized. This is to be used  to make a present to the school.  Mr.
Forrest spoke at the Schoolmasters' Club  May 2, in Seattle.  The Senior
class will publish the next issue of  the Messenger.  A habit young Fiedler
possessed which was bad.  As Miss Sperry viewed it she grew very sad;  She
knew that some day the poor boy would regret,  "So daily she watched him;
she could not forget  His chair ever rested on legs—only two— 
When there should have been four, as chairs gen­erally  do.  One day
thus he balanced, with unconscious bliss,  When all of a sudden
•siirj asni papuei an.  The Choral Club, assisted by a mixed chorus 
and Dr. Chase, organist of First Presbyterian  Church, Seattle, as soloist,
will give a concert  June 1st. It will be in charge of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Bellingham.

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page 14

     ----------     14 The Normal Messenger  Miss Berenice Barnes has
accepted a position-in  Ann Arbor, Mich.  Miss Le Conte has received a
leave of absence  and will spend the following year in California.  I
always laugh at jokes  Romine tells to me,  Not because they're funny,  But
because it's policy  May 16 the students of the Y. W. C. A. and  Athletic
Association will hold a May Day fes­tival  on the Normal campus. A
queen will be  chosen from the school. The program of the  morning will
consist of a procession represent­ing  all classes and organizations
to escort the  Queen to her coronation. Each organization  will offer some
form of entertainment. At noon  luncheon will be served on the campus. In
the.  afternoon the men members of the faculty, young  men of the school
and representatives of schools  in Whatcom county will contest in Field Day
 ecsereises. An interesting baseball game will  be played. A small
admission of 25 cents will  be charged for the day's program. 
Teacher—"What animal is satisfied with the  least nourishment?" 
Brilliant Pupil—'' The moth. He eats holes.'r  —Ex.  HAPPENINGS
 April 9—Normal School visits battleships.  April 10—Miss Gray
entertains U. S. S. Califor­nia  and B. S. N. S. baseball teams at
dinner.  April 17—Grace Hedger visits in Anacortes.  April
20—Dunbar Bell Ringers give concert at  Normal Auditorium.  April
24—Leon leaves school.  April 27—Mr. Romine takes Biology class
te  visit new building.  April 28—Miss Le Conte visits new building 
with Hygiene class.  April 30—Seniors receive invitations (?)  Y. w-
a-A.  A large number of Normal 

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page 15

     ----------     The Normal Messenger 15  joyed an Easter service at 6
o'clock Easter  morning on the summit of Sehome hill.  The Normal
Association is sending a repre­sentative  to assist Miss Day in the
city work  three times a week.  Miss Ross, student secretary of Washington 
-and Oregon, is expected to soon visit the Nor­mal  Y. W. C. A.  Mr.
Epley took a picture of the school Junior  and Senior classes and the Young
Men's De­bating  Club April 29.

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [viii]

     ----------     Jenkins Transportation Co.  T ' L J C O A lVA/^lVT A
Lake Whatcom's Fastest and  H I E IY/\1V1 W l N l\j Finest Passenger Boat :
 Between Silver Beach (White City),  Geneva and RAMONA PARK  RAMON A PARK,
The most beautiful  Picnic Grounds on the Lake  Fine Dance Pavilion, Seats,
Swings  and Tables  EVERYTHING FREE  FARE 10c.  For charter to any point on
the Lake  GEO. A. JENKINS,  Phone Main 2712 Owner

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [ix]

     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  THE TIME s i s r s -  Dress, or
Costumes is right now,  while assortments are in their  prime and glory,
before they are  all picked over.  We have all sorts of them, for  am7 in
or out-door function, in­cluding  Graduating and Confirmation  Dresses
 The assortments here are very  extensive, the styles individual,  and the
prices within reach of all.  You are welcome to look over  the showing at 
Kaufman Bros*  I  College Brand  Nobby Young Mens' Suits  We give a  B. S.
N. S. Pennant  with every $5 Purchase  RED FRONT

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [x]

     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  THE BIG BANK " t ST  We want all Normal
Students  to bring their checks to this  bank where we will be pleased  to
cash them and extend any  other favors possible. : : :  First National Bank
 Capital $200,000.00  Corner Elk and Holly Sts.  UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY 
Blake Hardware Co.  —WE SELL—  SPORTING  GOODS  Fine,
up-to-date Cutlery, Jack Knives  Scissors.  TELEPHONES :  MAIN 35 HOME, A
435  108 West Holly Street  Bellingham, Wash.

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [xi]

     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  College and Scliool  Emblems  CLASS
 BELLINGHAM, - - WASHINGTON  StylisK Spring SHoes  To dress your feet in
the cor­rect  covering for the spring and  summer months is a problem 
easily solved, when you visit  our store :: :: :;  GEO. F. RAYMOND  no EAST
HOLLY ST.  Cook with Gas  Whatcom County Railway  and Lig'Ht Co.  BAY AND

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [xii]

     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  M. J. WELTY, President E. I . M0R6AN,
Bank in Northwest Washington  P a y s 4- P e r C e n t Interest C o m p o u
n d e d Q u a r t e r ly  K B R N ' S  L E A D I N G C O N F E C T I O N E
2221  Home A 552 1047 Elk St., near Morse, BELLINGHAM  JDCT^NIX" C^AF- 
Known as Davenport  E. J. Beck, Prop. O. W. Neelands, Mgr.  Patronage of
Normal  Students Solicited  Oock Street . . . . BELLINGHAM. WASH,  PACIFIC
BINDERY  J. E. IMPEY, Proprietor  Magazines and Books Bound and Rebound 
Call and see our new and up-to-date Bindery  WHITEHOUSE B'L', W. HOLLY ST. 
Phone Main 164  Home A 164 BELLINGHAM. WASH.  VICTOR A. ROEDER, Prest. F.
F. HANDSCHY, Cashier  WM. G, BROWN, Vice-Prest. H. P. JUKES, Asst. Cashier 
The Bellingham National Bank  B E L L I N G H A M , WASHINGTON  CAPITAL
STOCK AND SURPLUS S1AO.OOO.OO  This Bank transacts a general banking
business Highest prices  paid for warrants and bonds.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT 
A thoroughly equipped Savings Department has recently been  opened Accounts
in any sum received and interest paid  thereon and compounded

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [xiii]

     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  J. N. SELBY   CO.  207 WEST HOLLY ST. 
Keep constantly in stock  full lines of  School Supplies  BELLINQHAM,
 _ 1  • P O T O S  We Make Photos of all kinds  CABINET PHOTOS Our
Specialty  ^^ gt;'v " Good Work. Prices Seasonable  S   n d l S O I l S t X
l d l O Opposite GrancMrLatre  Phones: Main 989  A 071 BELLINQHAM. WASH. 
JOHN B. AGEN'S  CREAMERY  is the name on the best butter. It is guaranteed 
by the largest dealers on the coast and yet  costs no more than unknown

     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1908 May - Page [xiv]

     ----------     ADVERTISEMENTS  KODAKS  We Show You How  Collins   Co.
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«r.  TKiMPMOMK MAIN 12 BellingHam, "WaaH.  Larson's Livery   Transfer 
Boarding, Peed and Sale Stables. Wood  and Coal. Hacks at all hours. Heavy 
tracking. Furniture and piano moving a  specialty. Express and draying.
Brick  storage rooms. Cadillac automobiles for  hire. Ambulance on short
notice. :: :: ::  PHONES: SUNSET, MAIN 70; HOME, A 670  W. B. LARSON,
MANAGER. - 1328-30 ELK STREET  AGENTS WANTED!  You can make 400 per cent
profit or $36  per week. 16x20 Crayon Portraits 40  cents, Frames 10 cents.
Sheet pictures  one cent. New photo-colored stereoscopic  views, one-half
cent. No experience or  capital required. 30 days' credit. Cat­alogue 
and Samples free.  FRANK W. WILLIAMS COMPANY,  1208 W. Taylor St., Chicago,