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/  LITERARY.  CELIA THAXTER.  No child's life could have been better spent
for the training  of mental gifts and poetry, and the seeing of the
beautiful in Na­ture  than that of Celia Thaxter.  She was born in
Portsmouth, N. H., 1835. When only five  years old her father separated
himself from his fellow men, prob­ably  because of some difficulties
in business, and he declared he  would never set foot on the mainland
again. This vow he kept  the rest of his life. He left Portsmouth with his
family to take  up his abode as keeper of a lighthouse on the dreary,
desolate  Isles of Shoals, ten miles from the New Hampshire coast. Here 
Celia Thaxter lived through her childhood, an unusual and fantas­tic 
childhood for anyone. With no other companions save her  brothers, she
turned to the natural things, from the big, black,  spider which wove her
web in the corner of the window, to the  great flying eagle, scudding over
the dark blue sea or soaring into  the sky, and found more than enough to
satisfy her. The children  would climb into the deep window seats and watch
the stormy-weather,  gaze at the great waves dashing against the
light­house,  or the ships, like tiny white specks, passing slowly
away  over the foaming, roaring sea to the great world beyond that  Celia
had seen so little of and so constantly wondered and dream­ed  of. 
The inability to cope with other minds save those in her own  little world
made her turn to the lives of those in books, and she  read all she could
get, enriching her knowledge of them and the  lore of Nature. She knew of
no schools, and her education was  gotten from her father and mother, but
if she received her knowl­edge  from other sources than us, it was
just as rich, and in many  cases purer.  When Celia Leighton was eleven
years old the family moved  to Appledore Island. Though still far removed
from the greater  maw of people on the mainland it was a broader life than
that  spent in the light house. Here, during the long winter months,  when
no one came near the island, the girl was played the good  Samaritan,
keeping up the failing spirits of all on the island.  In 1851 when only
sixteen years of age, she married Levi L.  Thaxter, a young lawyer of
Watertown, Mass, Though still a  child in years, she had grown to be a
woman inTnany ways. Mr.  Thaxter was a quiet, scholarly man who wished to
remove himself  from the world, For many years after her marriage she was a
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2 THE MESSENGER  loving, care-free girl, seeking pleasure and happiness,
and con­stantly  looking forward to the time when she should leave her
 lonely island, and mingle with the world of men.  Her winters later were
spent in Boston, and it was here that  all the unknown joys opened
themselves before her. She enjoyed  them to the fullest extent, although
music was loved best of all.  Her true love and appreciation of everything
beautiful soon found  a response in others, and very quickly great artists
sought her, to  have her listen to their music, to look at their pictures,
or to listen  while they read some article. Her parlors thronged with men
and  women who sought this gentle, appreciative woman to know her.  and to
become her friends.  In 1861 her first poem appeared. It was named
"Land­locked,"  and was published in The Atlantic Magazine, by James 
Russell Lowell, and from then on her works became known to the  public,
always carrying with them the fragrance of summer flow­ers,  and the
beauties of Mother Nature.  Celia Thaxter's writings have a beauty, a
richness and an in­dividuality  all of their own. They breathe the
fragrance of the  outer world, the birds, the sea, the flowers, and all
growing, liv­ing  things. Her pictures are all framed by the smiling,
shining  sea, or the raging, foaming one. In them are seen the "unfailing 
courage of a strong soul, and the hand of an artist." She her­self, 
set like a flower in the great expanse of water, unfolded and  spread her
fragrance afterwards in such writings as "Among The  Isles of Shoals," and
"An Island Garden." For all time to come  her works will be read with
pleasure and appreciation for those  who are lovers of Nature, for she
learned to create as well as ap­preciate.  She died at Appledore,
August 26, 1894. It was in the quiet  loveliness of early Summer that she
went to Appledore with a few  friends to visit the old places and the
remembered haunts of her  youthful days. She wandered around to each old
place, recalling  each time an incident, either pleasant or bad, that had
indelibly  connected itself with the spot. One night, after passing the
eve­ning  with those she loved in a quiet talk, she retired. In the 
morning her soul had flitted quietly and peacefully away to that  other
world, and only memories were left to those who loved and  mourned her. E.
V. S.  No rock so hard but that a little wave  May beat admission in a
thousand years.  —Tennyson.
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THE MESSENGER 3  A GHOST.  Ghosts have long been a favorite theme for
story-tellers.  Since time immemorial, the mere mention of a ghost has been
 enough to send the cold shivers up and down the back.  I have only seen
one ghost. I have no desire to see another.  For my terror, while
short-lived, was yet real enough and great  enough to leave with me a
wholesome, lasting fear of white-robed  spirits. • '#  I was only a
child of eight or nine years on this eventful  night. I had been visiting
at the old farm house exactly six hours.  In this time, however, I had made
the acquaintance of May  Griggs, a neighbor girl of several years my
senior. She had told  me weird and fearsome tales of a ghost that haunted
the old  house. Long before, it seems, a man, some relative of the family, 
had fallen from the attic window, while out on a sleep-walking  expedition,
and was killed. Even after death he was not content  to sleep in peace and
quiet but wandered about in the night,  much to the fear of the living. He
wore a white, flowing, unreal  robe—I have since learned that white
flowing robes seem to be  the favorite garb of the wandering spirits.  The
story made quite an impression on me, you may be sure.  I had heard of
goblins, and ogres, and elfmen, but never of ghosts.  So when the "shades
of night began to fall," I stayed close to the  grown folks. The evening
was spent before the fireplace. The  farmer's family told stories and
played games. We ate apples and  nuts and other good things from the pantry
and cellar. Alto­gether,  it was a most pleasant evening and bedtime
came all too  soon.  I was about to start upstairs to bed when I remembered
I had  left my loved Salome Ann by the kitchen stove, where I had  watched
Hannah prepare supper and wash the dishes. Leave  dear Salome Ann all alone
in the dark, all night long! Never!  I crept away to her rescue and had
just clutched her when—I re­membered  the ghost. A horrible fear
seized me. My heart stood  still, and my breath choked me. I looked around
is if expecting  something to happen, and—there in front of me was
the GHOST!  Very long and slender it was and, as I gazed in terror, I saw
it  move.  It seemed as if a long arm was pointing at me, and I wanted  to
scream; but my tongue refused to work. I stood there, unable  to move, my
eyes on the ghost. Once more the long arm was  raised toward me
and—horror of horrors! The ghost approached  me! I thought I could
feel the cold, icy hand on my arm and,
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4 THE MESSENGER  though my eyes were shut, I could see the dreadful figure
bending  over me.  Somehow, I found my voice and gave one loud, piercing 
shriek.  The farmer and his wife and the entire family rushed out to  the
kitchen; a light was procured, and Salome Ann and I were  picked up from
the floor. The ghost had vanished!  I told my story to the family and to a
man they listened and  to a man they joined in the laugh that followed. 
"That Griggs girl has been reading some more of them pa­per  novels,"
said the farmer's wife. "Wonder what she'll be im-again  next? Last week
she thought she was some great lady who  had been kidnaped when she was a
baby and given to Pa and Ma  Griggs to raise. Once a year or two ago she
stayed out all night  to see the fairies dance around the old oak in the
meadow. She  frightened her pa and ma to death and caught a dreadful cold. 
Thought it 'ud a-cured her, but she's just gone from one thing  to another
and—now its ghosts. Well, we'll see that she don't  worry Miss
Margaret with any more of her nonsense."  Hannah held me in her arms and
carried me upstairs; put me  to bed and tucked me in snugly and held my
hands until I was  off in the land of dreams.  In the morning when I was
eating breakfast, the farmer's  oldest daughter came into the room and said
to her mother:  "Land sakes, mother; if I didn't go and leave my white
dress  hanging on the line outside the kitchen window all night. It's a 
wonder some tramp didn't steal it."  I did some thinking later on. That
window had been just in  front of me when I looked up, the night before,
and the wind was  blowing.  Two added to two makes four. So that was my
ghost!  C.  Mrs. Bessie V. Williams, nee Wilder, was born in Otranto, 
Iowa, Feb. 9, 1874. She died in Bellingham, Washington, Feb. 3,  1910. Mrs.
Williams was educated in the elementary schools of  Iowa and Minnesota, in
the High school in Austin, Minnesota, and  in the State Normal School at
Cedar Falls, Iowa, in which she  completed the work of the Junior year. She
taught in Iowa and  in Boise, Idaho, and was always conscientiously devoted
to her  work. She was married in 1894 to Mr. Chas. Williams. Mrs.  Williams
came to our school last September, and was by our Cred­its  Committee
given Senior standing. Had she lived to complete  the work upon which she
was so earnestly determined, she would
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THE MESSENGER b  have been graduated with the June Class of 1910. She was
an  earnest and faithful student and kept up her work till the
Christ­mas  vacation, about which time she contracted a severe cold, 
which she was unable to shake off. Her modest, gentle manner  won for her
the kindest regard of her classmates and instructors.  Her remains were
taken to Portland, Ore., the home of her mother.  Mrs. Williams is survived
by a dear old mother, two brothers in  Minnesota and South Dakota, and a
stout-hearted son, Harold, a  lad of fourteen, to all of whom the sympathy
and good-will of her  many friends in the Normal are extended.  As one
result of the establishment of the High School depart­ment  of our
Training School, more advanced work is demanded of  the departments. In
order to insure good, strong teachers of Al­gebra  and Geometry, the
Mathematics Department is giving  courses this year in College Algebra,
Trigonometry and Analytical  Geometry. Next year it will offer in addition
to these a course  in Differential Calculus making, in all, two years of
work above  the High School requirements. This makes it possible for
Juniors  and Seniors to elect Mathematics and specialize in the teaching of
 the subject in the High School department.  There seems to be a growing
demand on the part of the stu­dent  body for more advanced Academic
work in connection with  the professional training. This spirit should be
encouraged and  provision made for its realization in all departments of
our  school.  There was a young lady named Jensen,  Who juggled with verbs
and declension.  She examined her class  And they hardly could pass;  But
they did, after hours of suspension.  HALLEY'S COMET.  (By Dr. Ephriam
Miller, Professor of Mathematics and Astron­omy,  University of
Kansas.)  The comet which made its first appearance a few evenings  ago in
the western heavens took the astronomers as well as other  mortals by
surprise. It is being closely observed and there will  doubtless be
something interesting to say about it very soon. It  has been called
Derake's comet, in honor of its first observer.  The most important
astronomical event of the present century
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6 TEE MESSENGER  is the finding of the celebrated Halley's comet. Professor
Max  Wolf, of Heidelberg, Germany, found it on a photographic plate  that
was taken September 11,1909. As soon as the discovery was  made known a
hundred telescopes were pointed in the direction  of the illustrious
visitor.  Since its last appearance in 1835, Halley 's comet has traveled 
millions of miles beyond the orbit of Neptune in the icy cold of  space.
Now it is coming our way.  It is impossible to see the comet at the present
time with the  naked eye. But with a good six-inch telescope, or even a
three-inch  glass its position can be traced from night to night. Those 
who are not fortunate enough to possess a telescope will have to  wait
until sometime in April, before getting a naked-eye view of  this comet. It
will then rise shortly before the sun and will rap­idly  increase in
brightness.  At the present the comet is moving towards the west in a
di­rection  opposite the motions of all the planets around the sun. On
 April 19 it will be nearest the sun and will move with its greatest  speed
in its orbit.  Five days later it will be headed in the direction of the
earth,  but we shall pass it by unharmed. At this time, April 24, its
mo­tion  will be towards the east, and so it will continue to move. On
 the evening of May 18, our visitor will be within 14,000,000 miles  of the
earth, after which for a few days, it will move among the  stars at the
rate of fifteen degrees per day, equal to one-sixth of  the distance from
the zenith to the horizon.  On May 19 the comet may be seen as a
magnificent object ap­pearing  shortly after sunset. It will get
higher and higher up in  the western sky each succeeding day.  It will
probably travel across the face of the sun, but there is  no danger of it
striking either the earth or the sun. We shall  probably pass through its
tail, but the only serious consequence  will be a meteoric shower, which in
itself will be a glorious sight  to behold. However, we cannot predict
positively that the shower  will occur.  Halley's comet gives great promise
of being a remarkable  one. In May it will be a glorious spectacle in the
sky, a brilliant  object with a long flowing tail, 30 degrees in length,
stretching  one-third of the distance from the horizon to the zenith.  In
the summer of 1682, Halley's comet was very extensively  observed by two
Englishmen, Halley and Flamsteed, and by Cas-sini  at Paris, and by many
others. Some years after this, Halley  undertook the labor of calculating
the elements of all the comets  which had been sufficiently observed to
enable him to do so. A
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THE MESSENGER 7  comparison of all the comets thus computed by Halley
showed  that those which appeared in the years 1531, 1607 and 1682, were 
moving in orbits very similar to each other. Hence he was led to  conclude
that they were successive appearancs of the same comet,  revolving around
the sun in a period of about 75 or 76 years; and  he was more confirmed in
this by the fact that a remarkable com­et  was recorded to have
appeared in the year 1457, which was  seventy-five years before 1531. He
concluded by confidently  predicting that it would appear in the year 1758.
It did so ap­pear,  being first seen on Christmas Day, in that year,
by a Saxon  farmer, and by an amateur named Palitzsch near Dresden.
Subse­quent  calculations have been made to identify Halley's comet
with  comets seen at many intervals of seventy-six years before 1456,  the
first being so far back as 12 B. C, in the reign of the Emperor  Augustus,
and the second in A. D. 60.  When Halley's prediction was fulfilled,
(sixteen years after  his death), by the reappearance of the comet of 1682
and 1758,  it was called after his name, and has ever since born the
designa­tion  of Halley's Comet. It appeared again in 1835, and during
 this year of 1910, it will be visible to us.  There was a young lady
called Drake,  The hearts of the students she'd break;  When in teaching
they'd fail  She made their hearts quail  For critics she, sure took the
cake.  Knowledge, so my daughter held, was all in all.—Tennyson. 
Better be not at all, than not be noble.—Tennyson.  Let the past be
past.—Tennyson.  Sweet is it to have done the things one ought  When
fallen in darker ways.  —Tennyson.
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THE MESSENGER  THE MESSENGER  SCHOOL PAPBR OP THE  BELLINGHAM STATE NORMAL
SCHOOL  BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON  S. B. Irish   Co., Printingfl^^^^S)i3ii
Railroad Avenue  It may be proved, with much certainty, that God intends no
man to live in this world  without working; bui it seems to me no less
evident that He intends every man to be happy in  his work.—RUSKIN. _
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• Calendar  Art  - Alumni  Jokes  Busines Manager  TERMS—FIFTY
CENTS A YEAR  Entered December 21, 1902, at Bellingham, Washington, as
second-class matter, under  act of Congress of March 3,1879.  Vol. IX.
March, 1910 No. 6  WM^k ^ r  Everyone thought it was a grand sight to see
the snow lying  so thick on the ground and the housetops. The campus seemed
 proud of its holiday dress; the students remarked that even the  Athletic
field looked quite respectable to the casual observer. Oh,  well! the time
is coming when our entire campus will make a  beautiful picture, without
this blanket of snow. The only thing  that we hope for is, that the time
may be soon forthcoming in  order that some of us may see what the future
surroundings will  be.  Normal School graduates are in a steady and
increasing de­mand.  Calls for teachers are being received at the
office from  time to time, but many of these vacancies cannot be filled.
We,  as a school, will have to grow much larger before we are able to  meet
the demands made upon it.  There will be, if there are not already, some
very sorry  people about this Normal School. Here we give The Messenger  to
you for fifty cents a year and in June you are going to pay
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THE MESSENGER * ,  fifty cents or more for the Senior Annual. Then you will
be  asking yourselves why you didn't support your School paper  and have a
little School spirit.  A new feature of this month's Messenger is a page
devoted  entirely to the High School and written by High School students. 
The "chillens" are taking hold of the idea vith vim and we may  expect a
bright bit of reading from month to month. This past  September they were
mere infants; now they have risen to such  heights. This is merely an
illustration of the fact that it is  merely " a short step from the cradle
to fame."  A noticeable feature of the game with Ellensburg was the 
generous applause given, not only to our own boys, but to the  visiting
team. The B. S. N. C. people are to be congratulated on  the spirit
displayed.  How many of the students knew of the preliminary contest  in
declamation that took place in the auditorium the afternoon  of February
10? The school was not especially well represented.  This seems unfortunate
to us for the contestants need your inter­est  to encourage them. It
is to be hoped more people will be  present at the other contests that are
to take place shortly.  The various gym exhibits that have been given
lately have  been for the purpose of raising money for the new tennis
court.  The "athletic" folks are taking an unusual interest in the court. 
We hope it may materialize soon. As the old darky said: "The  good Lawd
knows we suttinly needs it bad."  The Student Association through a
committee has been in­vestigating  the matter of hospital and medical
service for its  members. The committee reported a plan recently and left
the  matter in the hands of the students. In a short time they will be 
asked to pass upon the matter in some way—to adopt, reject, or  refer
for further investigation. Good reasons can be offered for  each. It is to
be hoped that our students will investigate the plan  and vote their
convictions. No one has any personal interest in  the matter. Students, it
is up to you. If you think the plan is  wise, vote for it.  The essentials
of the plan are as follows:  1. A fee of fifty cents per month is to be
collected from  each member at the beginning of the semester—with no
rebate.  2. Membership in the hospital association may or may not
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10 THE MESSENGER  be required of each member of the Student
Association—as may  be decided.  3. A head physician is to be chosen
by the Student Associa­tion  with two associate physicians appointed
by him under such  restrictions as the Association may impose.  4. The
Association is to provide hospital service, medical at­tendance  and
medicines up to a certain limit—to be determined  before the plan
goes into effect.  i gt;. Hospitals and physicians to give a special rate
to the  Association.  ALKISIAH NOTES.  On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Assembly
period was given to the  Alkisiah Society, which presented to the student
body a debate  on the subject, "Resolved, That the study of the sciences is
of  more benefit than that of the classics." The affirmative was  taken by
Miss Andrea Noed and the negative by Miss Abbie  Johnson. Each side
presented forcible arguments; well phrased  and aptly put. When the
affirmative had finished her defense  of the sciences we almost felt regret
for the weary hours spent  digging out the meaning of a Latin sentence; but
when the nega­tive  appeared as champion of mooted subjects we soon
began to  be glad if we knew even one little word of Latin. The judges, 
Messrs. Bond, Philippi and Deerwester had a hard task but ren­dered  a
decision in favor of the negative. The debate showed  careful thought and
preparation by each participant and was well  received by the audience.
Each student needs the training in  rapid thinking, command of words and
self-control which comes  from such work.  The Alkisiah program on February
11 was strong and in­tensely  interesting. A sketch of the most
prominent characters  in the study of the Grail was given by Pearle
Stanton. Verona  Prader read a paper on King Arthur and Guinevere. The
story  of Launcelot from the old version was given by Celia Cosgrove,
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THE MESSENGER H  and the same from Tennyson by Erminie Calder. Each report 
was greatly enjoyed by those present and the club members are  anticipating
with pleasure the programs on the Grail yet to  come. The meetings are
always open to visitors and those inter­ested  are cordially invited
to attend.  Y. W. 0. A.  With the opening of the new semester, when all the
organi­zations  began with new life, the Y. W. C. A. entered upon a
most  promising half year, with the prospect of making the second
se­mester  even more helpful and full of growth than the first. The 
first meeting of the new quarter was led by Hilda Musgrove, the  subject
being "Promises." After the meeting a social time was  enjoyed when
home-made candies were served. A social meeting  once a month has become a
regular feature in the Association,  and has proved very helpful in the
matter of getting better ac­quainted.  The meeting on February 10 was
led by Donna Griffith, who  had as her subject, "The Little Things of
Life." At this meeting  a list of twenty-five new members was read, voted
upon, .and re­ceived  into the Association. From this may be seen the
splendid  growth of this organization.  A new "wrinkle" has been added to
the list of this school  association. A number of magazines, including "The
Student  World," and " The Inter-Collegian,'' relating to association  work
have been subscribed for. These are placed in a rack,  which was kindly
donated by Miss Hogle, in the association room,  and all the members are
urged to take advantage of this oppor­tunity  to become more familiar
with the work, and to see what  other schools and colleges are doing along
this line.  THESPIAN CLUB.  The Thespian Dramatic Club, although not one of
the largest  organizations of the school is found by its members to be
ex­tremely  interesting. The work of the club is entirely along
dra­matic  lines. Their pleasing programs are made up of sketches  and
criticisms of plays and playwrights before the public eye.  Short plays
given by the members of the club are found to be  very entertaining as well
as helpful.  A farce, "The Burglars," given a short time ago, was a
de­cided  success. '' The Court Comedy,'' given before a large
audi­ence,  was unusually well presented.  With the addition of
excellent musical selections, the Thes­pian  programs are always
looked forward to with great pleasure.
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12 THE MESSENGER  TREASURER'S REPORT.  Prom Nov. 1, '09 to Feb. 9, '10. 
Receipts—  General Fund I 392.83  Store Fund 824.69  Messenger Fund
320.37  Athletic Fund 131.17  Cash in Till 44.11  Total receipts $1713.17 
Expenditures—  From General Fund I 295.18  From Store Fund 527.90 
From Mess fund 310.07  From Athletic Fund 129.97  Balance 450-05  Total
Receipts 11713.17  Cash on hand * 450.05  General Fund * 393.83  Amount
wuhdrawn • 295.18 % 97.65  Store Fund *824-69  Amount withdrawn
527.90 $269.79  Messenger rund $ 320.37  Amount withdrawn 310.07 $ 10.30 
Athletic Fund $ 131.17  Amount withdrawn !29.97 $ 1.20  Cash In Till *4 4
-n  Balance on hand *i05M  YOUNG MEN'S DEBATING CLUB.  The Young Men's
Debating Club held its regular meeting on  Thursday evening, February 10th.
The boys held their semi­annual  election of officers. Mr. McCoubrey,
to whom is due  much credit in bringing the club to its present state of
efficiency,  was re-elected president, and Mr. Hansen, secretary.  After
the election, a number of short talks of a very edifying  nature, bearing
principally on the events of the day, were given  by different members. The
talk by Mr. Bond on the "Budget,"  was especially interesting and much
appreciated by all present.  With a few exceptions every man of the Normal
was present.
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THE MESSENGER 13  We want to urge every man to join our ranks and help make
the  club a success.  STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION.  On account of the fact that
Mr. Stultz was obliged to leave  school at the end of the first semester, a
vacancy was left in  the Board of Control of the Students' Association. An
election  was held and Mr. Whipple was chosen to fill the vacancy.  The
matter of a school pin has been once more brought be­fore  the school
by the Board of the Association. A number of  pins have been selected by
the committee from which the student  body may choose one to be the school
pin. Drawings of these  pins are posted on the bulletin and every one
should be interested  enough to decide which pin he prefers so that when
the matter is  put before the students for a vote, they may have a
perfectly  clear idea of the matter in question.  HIGH SCHOOL.  President 
Vice-President  OFFICERS:  Relta Nichols  Lew Greene  Secretary '.'.' ' '
V.''''V.V.V.'.''V.. •. Charles Larrabee  Treasurer • ' Lytton
Swart.  Sergeant-At-Arms Wrex Plummer  Class Teachers W. H. Patchin, Rose
Baxter  The High School is growing. We have twenty new members  from the
Training School as a result of the mid-year promotions  These recruits have
not yet forgotten the childish ways they ac­quired  in the Training
School. (If you don't believe this, ask Mr  Patchin) 'Besides these infants
we have received several pupils  from outside schools. They are: Franklin
Sly, Reuben Gogg:  Rosa Redda, Goldie. Baker and Marie Hedge. Yes, and
there s  Arthur Singleton. (Every little bit helps.)  Agnes Thoren, who has
been one of the strongest workers in  our class, has left us to make her
home in the East.  A delightful initiation party was given the evening of
Feb­ruary  19, to the new Freshman Class by the members of the old 
High School class. The great Delphic Oracle administered ad­vice  to
the candidates and suggested remedies for their numer­ous  bad habits.
They afterwards solemnly promised to be angels  at all times- not to run in
the Science department past Mr. Ep-ley's  door, nor talk loud in the halls;
to go up and down stairs
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14 THE MESSENGER  one step at a time, and never, under any circumstances,
to dis­turb  "Father" when he is holding a private conversation with a
 favorite teacher. For full particulars ask Beauford Anderson.  We now have
a piano in our Assembly room.  Two more rooms have been fitted up for the
High School  classes.  Wanted—By Fred Horst; some stairs he can't
fall up.  Mr. Patchin (To Leonard Anstett)—Leonard, this is no plaee 
to waste your time looking at the girls; you may spend next Sun­day 
evening looking at Rosie.  Rex Plummer (quoting from "Vision of Sir
Launfal")—  "What is so rare as a half-stewed prune?"  M. H. (Who
loves jewelry) to B. A.—I believe your ring  would just fit my
finger.  Found!—A man without a heart. Arthur Singleton left two 
back East.  Frankie Frescoln is teaching at Custer, in the Eighth and 
Ninth grades. Dell Pratt is teaching Primary in the same school.  Miss
Tressie Flesher is now the wife of the Rev. Ashby, of Se­attle.  Mrs.
Fred Hofstetter, of Tacoma, with her two little chil­dren,  has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. Arnold of Garden  Street. Mrs. Hofstetter expects
to live in Olympia after March 1.  Miss Francis Arnold, who was married in
June to Mr. Alfred  Black, Jr., lives on Bellingham Heights.  Mr. Alfred
Roos and Mr. Morris Schwartz visited our halls  February 14—a
Valentine's visit.  Miss Maud Dickinson ,who attended school here during
1907-  8, is teaching in the city schools in Starbuck, Wash.  Miss Ola
Deakins, an elementary student here last year, is  spending this year at
her home in Rice, Wash.  Miss Charlotte Stewart is now Mrs. F. W. Mosher, a
happy  mistress of a beautiful home in Spokane, Wash.
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WHITMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB  TO APPEAR HERE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, IK THE
NORMAL AUDITORIUM
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THE MESSENGER 15  Mrs. Margaret O'Keefe, '04, is now enjoying her fourth
year  of successful teaching in the city schools of Tacoma.  Miss Greta
Pattison, '09, is teaching in the city schools of  Farmington, "Wash.  Miss
Ida Zobrist, who was injured last July, has almost  fully recovered and is
now at her home in Acme, Wash.  Miss Elizabeth Shoemaker was recently
called to Portland  on account of her father's death.  Miss Lillian Miller,
'01, is resting this year on a leave of ab­sence  from the Seattle
High School.  Miss Grace Huntoon, '02, who has been resting this year, 
supplied a substitute in the Lynden schools in January.  Miss Minta Morgan,
'06, is teaching in Pasadena, Calif.  Byrd Anslow, '07, has recently
accepted a clerical position  in the United States navy yard, Bremerton. 
Nellie Ramsay, '05, is now Mrs. E. H. Harriger, of Rex, Ore.  Jessie S.
Cowing, '06, is teaching in the High School at New­port,  Wash. 
Minnie Le Sourd, '07, is a Senior at the University of Wash­ington, 
this year.  Miss Georgia Ellis is teaching a model rural school at
Par­mer,  Wash. Miss Ellis has been doing High School work for some 
time, but accepted the rural school for experience.  Miss Minnie Osberg,
'08, resigned her position at LaConner,  February 1, to attend the
University of Washington.  Miss Gertrude Hoover, who attended here in '08,
is teaching  at Clearbrook.  Miss Esther Moy and Miss Hannah Spedding, both
of the  class of '09, are teaching at the Roeder School, near Everson. 
Miss Kate M. Schutt, of the class of 1900, also a graduate of  Cornell
University, is secretary in the registrar's office at Cornell  University,
New York.  Grace Purinton is now Mrs. J. D. Fletcher, of Tacoma. Mr. 
Fletcher is an attorney in that city.  Miss Dubois, '09%, is teaching in
the Primary department  in the LaConner schools.  Miss Connell, '09%, is
teaching at the Eureka School, in this  city-  Miss Minnie Strauch, who
attended school here the first of  the year, has a school at Fulda, Wash.,
where she is enjoying all  sorts of Winter sports.  Miss Grace McLeran,
'09%, is teaching at the Franklin  School, in this city.  Miss Dolly
Jennings has a school at McMurray, Wash.
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16 THE MESSENGER  Miss Rose Thibert, W/z, has accepted a position in the
Se­attle  schools.  Julia Kimball is at Marysville, and her sister,
Mabel Kimball,  is at Pleasant Valley.  Viola VanCuren is teaching at
Enterprise. We often see her  in Bellingham over Saturday.  Ruth Bliss is
teaching at Visalia, Calif.  Miss Margaret Bryant is at her home this year.
Her mother  died in August and she is keeping house for her father and 
brother. Miss Bryant's health is improving during her stay at  home.  Miss
Selma Beckstrom is teaching near Everett.  On February 18, the Gymnasium
exhibit was again given.  Everything went off as well as before. To play
basketball that  evening two school teams were picked from the regular
class  teams, two players being taken from each team. The floor was  so
slippery from the candle grease, that fell from the candles car­ried 
by those in the grand march, that the players could not do as  good work as
they would have done otherwise.  The line-up was as follows:  Miss Hemphill
(Sen.) Center Miss Carpenter (3d yr.)  Miss Pebley (4th yr.) Forward Miss
Hoffman (Sr.)  Miss Arnold (2nd yr.) Forward Miss Woodhouse (Jr.)  Miss
Simpson (Jr.) Guard Miss Staples (2d yr.)  Miss Barrous (3d yr.) Guard Miss
Stewart (2d yr.)  Miss Christianson's side won by a score of 17 to 6.  The
Kline Cup games have been still going on this last month.  The games, we
hope, will be over at the end of March instead of  February, as was first
planned.
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TEE MESSENGER 17  The Juniors played the Fourth Years on January 22nd,
which  was the evening of the first exhibition. The Juniors won the game 
with very little opposition. The score was 28-7 in favor of the  Juniors.
Both teams had their regular line-ups.  On the 29th of January the Seniors
played against the Jun­iors.  The game wasn't as interesting as was
expected, but both  teams played well. The Juniors won by a large score. 
On February 4th, the Seniors played the Fourth Year's. It  was expected
that the Seniors would win, but luck was against  them and with the Fourth
Year's. When time was called the  Fourth Year's had 17 points and the
Seniors 16. This was one  of the prettiest games that has been played on
the Normal floor  this year. Five field baskets were shot by Pearl Hoffman
and one  field basket and four fouls shot by Hilda Lobe for the Seniors. 
Lois Pebley shot four field baskets and Beatrice Bair three field  baskets
and three fouls. Both teams had their regular line-ups.  The Juniors in a
game with the Second Year's won from them  by a score of 18-2. The Second
Year's put up a good fight but  the Juniors were the larger and more
experienced. Emma Wood-house  shot seven field baskets and MissFeno shot
two field bas­kets  for the Juniors. The only field basket shot for
the Second  Year's was shot by Phoebe Reed. Emma Woodhouse did excellent 
work for the Juniors, in Miss Philippi's regular place, as forward.  The
game played on January 13th between the Third and  Fourth Years' had to be
played over, as the teams weren't straight  class teams. So on the
afternoon of the above game it was again  played. This time the Fourth
Year's won by a score of 13-12. It  was a close game, as the teams were
pretty evenly matched. Miss
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18 THE MESSENGER  Pebley shot five field baskets, Miss Bair one field
basket and one  foul for the Fourth Year's. Miss Wright shot three field
baskets,  while Miss Allen shot five fouls for the Third Year's. Both teams
 played well.  The game between the Juniors and Third Year's was forfeited 
to the Juniors.  The Second Year's have yet to play the Third and Fourth 
Year's and then the Finals will be played.  The number of points held by
each class are as follows:  Seniors—600 (lost 200 to the Fourth
Year's and 200 to the  Juniors.  Juniors—1,000.  Fourth
Year's—800 (lost 200 to the Juniors.)  Third Year's—400 (lost
200 to Senior's, Junior's and Fourth  Year's.)  Second Year's—600
(lost 200 to Seniors and Juniors.)  First Year's—Dropped out.  Who is
going to win the Kline Cup? Ask the Juniors!  On February 3rd our boys were
defeated on their own floor  by the Ellensburg team, by a score of 4-11. 
The game was a snappy one from start to finish. Good clean  ball was played
by both teams, and no fouls were called for  rough play. Of the Ellensburg
boys, Newton, the center, probably  did the best work, making 15 of the 47
points. Henry and Chap­man  did good work as forwards, making 24
points between them.  Rader and McKinstry, as guards, collected 8 points.
Heath made  9 points for the Bellingham boys, and Niles 2 points.  The
line-up was as follows:  Eilensburg Bellingham  Chapman, (Capt.) Forward
Heath  Menry Forward Krause  Newton Center Odle  Rader Guard Niles  
Copenhaven  McKinstry Guard Rogers (Capt.)  A luncheon was served in honor
of the Ellensburg team after  the game.  The seventeenth we play a return
game with the Blaine  Athletic Association at that place. We were defeated 
by them 33 to 9 at the beginning of the season but have a much  stronger
team now than we had at that time. Two new men have  come in this semester.
Becker, who played guard on the Normal  team last year, and Holcombe, a
forward of four years' experience.  Work Was begun last Saturday, the 12th,
on the construction  of two tennis courts on the campus between the
Dormitory and
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THE MESSENGER hi  High Street. The work of leveling the ground is to be
done by the  boys and gentlemen members of the Faculty. Work was
discon­tinued  Saturday on account of the weather, but will be taken
up  again as soon as the weather will permit.  The B. N. S. Boys' Basket
Ball team went to Blaine on the  night of February 17. They were royally
entertained by the  Maids and Matrons Basket Ball teams of Blaine, after
the game.  They were given a supper, followed by music, which lasted until 
late in the evening.  Among other things reported by their trip, the boys
are in  raptures over the Blaine sunset, which they say is equal to the 
most beautiful ever seen from our own city.  EXCHANGES.  All our old
friends and new ones, too, are enjoying the new  ''Exchange rack" which Mr.
Rendel has made for them. We look  forward to receiving our exchanges as we
do to receiving a friend,  for such we feel every exchange that visits us
to be. There are  big papers, little papers and varieties as great as fifty
editorial  staffs can afford. We fully realize the great aid and value our 
exchanges are to us and realizing that "variety is the spice of  life" we
are glad to enjoy and criticise our visitors.  Noticeable among the
exchanges this month were two "Mid-  Year Senior" Class issues. The Orange
and Black from Spokane  and Cardinal from Portland. Both papers possessed a
high degree  of excellence and any school might well be proud of a staff
that  put out a number like that. Only one thing was noted that might 
possibly detract from either paper: They seemed more devoted to  Venus than
Minerva.  The Megaphone had some good short stories. ,  Capitalia from
Bismark, N. D., has made a most excellent  "maiden bow." Her paper is well
organized and contains good  material. Some good cuts would greatly improve
the paper.  The Butte has poor form of lettering for headings. Your 
Current Events Department is a good idea.  Echo can you not get some more
material?  Vox Studentis use your vox and anything else you need to  work
up your Literary Department.  Review has an unusually good number this
issue. You arti­cles  on "German School System" and "Knickerbocker
History of  New York," are excellent.  Evergreen from W. S. A. C. is an
excellent school "news­paper."
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20 TEE MESSENGER  Tempe Normal Student has excellent material but the form
of  your issue might be improved.  Exponent should entice the muses of
story and poem.  Kilikilik contains excellent editorials. This is always a
most  desirable feature of a paper because "By their editors shall ye  know
them."  CALENDAR.  January 21—Alta Shepherd not tardy for class. Alta
admits  she has made a mistake.  Mr. McCoubrey's birthday. Lantern
celebration at Bachelors'  Hall.  January 22—Open meeting of Thespian
Club in which audi­ence  is held spellbound by news of awful burglary.
 The Philomathean Society prepares extensive list of fines for  absentees. 
January 24—Four girls remain at school so late that they are  locked
in and compelled to crawl out of basement window.  Mr. Johnson's and Mr.
Trimble's pictures appear in the pa­per.  These boys are winning a
national reputation in domestic sci­ence  and far surpassing anything
in the history of the department.  January 25—Notice given in
Assembly that students must  leave building by 6:00 o 'clock. This will
work a great hardship on  those students who feel they cannot spare the
time from their  studies to go home.  Alkisiah Club gives splendid debate
in Assembly 10:30 P. M.  Lusty male quartette lost on High Street.  January
26—Mr. Niles and Miss Cohen '' make up.''  Mr. Laraway cleans house
in lockers. Main hall, first floor.  Pupils spend night in close intimacy
with great minds of past  ages. Students at Dormitory cover cracks in doors
and windows  to keep rays of light from disturbing Miss Gray.  January
27—Student body writes extensively on what it does  not know, and has
not seen and has not heard. Another night of  frantic cramming for next
day's exams.  January 28—Exams, continued, students writing more
waste  paper material.  Commencement exercises, and reception given by
Students'  Association.  January 29—Basket Ball between Juniors and
Seniors. In­tense  excitement, scores forgotten to be kept. Miss Ryan
de­molished  in game.  First Year's have party; class enrollment
according to party
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THE MESSENGER 21  attendance, eight. Junior and Senior "remnants" from
Basket  ball game appear and give grand march. Miss Woodhouse and  Miss
Beass conduct class in "fancy steps." In payment for furn­ishing 
amusements, Seniors and Juniors accept generous supply of  refreshments. 
Mr. Sidney Johnson takes a buggy ride.  January 31—New boys complain
that girls scrutinize them too  closely. New semester begins.  Boom 17
suddenly converted into a study room. The silence  is so oppressive that
Miss Gray is forced to come and solve the  difficulty.  February
1—Silence in Room 17 still unbroken.  Saloon vs. Anti-Saloon
campaign. '' The world will little note  nor long remember what they said
here, but it can never forget  what they did here."  February 2—Mr.
Deerwester explains that it is too early in  the semester to recognize
students by their hands (held up to re­cite).  Exciting basket ball
game between Juniors and Second Year's  —score 16 to 2 in favor of
Juniors. Miss Abercrombie wins new  laurels.  Miss Ryan's black eye is
improving.  Miss Baker's dog forgets all his previous lessons in etiquette 
and gives an impromptu vocal entertainment in the hall.  February
3—Mr. Niles in Sociology class admits he is not pre­pared  to
discuss marriage contract, but we shall expect to hear  from him later. 
February 4—Mr. Elliott gives reading.  Mr. Deerwester gives speech in
Assembly. He may  not be ready, but he is always prepared. He welcomes the
boys  in a manner second only in pleasing and warmth to that given  them
previously by the girls. He says that his eyes were not the  only ones who
were looking for Ellensburg boys. We quote him  further: "If there is
anything better for a boy than to have a  .young lady near and interested
in him, it is to have two young  ladies near and interested in him."  8:00
P. M.—Ellensburg game, 47 to 11 in favor of Ellensburg  boys. True
hospitality demanded that we give Ellensburg the  game.  February
7—Senior class meeting in which new officers are  chosen for the
remainder of the year.  Saloon parties at main entrance makes it difficult
to pass  through.  February 8—Polls again open for votes.
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22 THE MESSENGER  Dr. Mathes gives talk on sign-board system of school.
What  it should be and what it should not be.  Students' Association takes
up matter of Hospital fund. Mr.  Deerwester explains to Mr. Niles that it
is to be an accident policy  also.  February 9—The importunity of the
Saloon and Antisaloon  parties makes a bodyguard necessary in getting past
to recitation  rooms.  February 10—Supply store has housecleaning. 
Mr. Eply announces free note-books to be had in his room.  Students will
find these note-books in one corner of the room on  the floor, dangerously
near the waste-basket.  February 11—Mr. Krause and Mr. Holcomb take
Gym. with  the Training School girls, Miss Ryan, teacher. The boys are
eager  in their praises of Miss Ryan's methods.  Fourth Year's give party
to underclassmen.  Juniors stay at building until midnight, decorating for
Junior  party. No wonder it took them so long when there is only one boy 
in Junior Class to help.  The Training School has a new critic-teacher.
Never before  was Miss Buell known to possess such dignity and poise. 
February 12—Junior reception. Splendid music by Mandolin  Club. The
decorations far surpass anything in the history of the  school.  February
14—Mr. Studebaker goes home alone.  February 15—A happy thought
comes to Mr. Deerwester in  Philosophy of Ed. All tardy pupils henceforth
to sit on platform.  This will, without doubt, cure all tardiness.  Miss
Kanters desires to meet girls up in lower hall "in shoes."  Later in the
day she wishes to meet them "in suits."  Miss Lawrence gives talk on menus
and table manners  The lantern slides are especially enjoyable and
instructive.  February 16—Mr. Bond gives list of harrowing problems
to  Arithmetic Class to work out next winter just for pleasure and 
recreation.  February 17—Miss Gray (in Assembly)—"Sometimes
things  are funny but a smile will do."  Snow! Snow! At least six inches of
it. Students plan coast­ing  parties.  February 18—Gymnasium
exhibit and sale of candy to get  supplies for tennis court and other
outdoor games.  February 22—Vacation.
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)  THE MESSENGER 23  LOCALS.  WHITMAN GLEE HERE.  The Whitman Glee, on
their twelfth annual tour, are touring  the Sound cities, and will appear
in the Normal Auditorium,  Wednesday, March 30. The Whitman Glee is the
oldest college  glee club in the Northwest ,and is composed of twenty men,
se­lected  from a squad of over forty, who have been drilling under 
the direction of Mr. Elias Blum, who is a new man at Whitman.  Mr. Blum is
said to be an accomplished director.  Prof. Odessa D. Sterling, who was
heard in a recital here last  January, has kindly consented, according to
the report, to add aD  additional number to his share of the program at the
request of  his many Bellingham friends.  The club also carries B. Glen
Morgan and Harold E. Craw­ford,  violinist and 'cellist, who will play
trios with Prof. Blum  at the piano. Paul Dunbar Garrett is the reader of
the club, while  Virgil Bennington, Willie Hales, Lloyd R. Hawly, president
of the  club, and Clarence Olds Sappington, are some of the best "stunt" 
men in the West.  Manager Crawford outlined a possible program with various
 heavy numbers, resplendent with the good -hearted, care-free col­lege
 spirited songs ,and after the address morethan 300 advance  tickets were
sold. The management of the club has consented to  reduce the price from 50
and 25c to 25c straight, to Normal stu­dents  and High School
students.  In an interview, Mr. Crawford desires to express his thanks  to
Dr. Mathes for his hearty co-operation, not only in the past  years of the
Club but in the present, and also stated that the fine  showing made in the
advance orders more than assured him of the  success of the concert here. 
The Twentieth Century Club of the city had its regular  monthly meeting at
the Baker Hotel. After dinner tne company  met in the parlors and listened
to a very interesting paper on  "Charles Lamb," by Miss M. B. Sperry, of
our Normal School.  Dr. Mathes left February 15 for a trip of ten days'
duration.  He attended the fiftieth anniversary of Whitman College, the
15th  and 16th of February. At Cheney he attended a meeting of the 
Principals of the Normal Schools, February 18. At Spokane,  February 21 and
22, he attended a meeting of State Board.
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24 THE MESSENGER  Ruth Pritchard, who was out of school the first semester
be­cause  of ill health has returned and is enrolled in the Third Year
 Class.  Have you looked at the pins in the lower hall? Made your  choice? 
Miss Lillian Butt has left school to be married to Mr. Boy  Palmer, of
Concrete.  It is interesting to note that this year's enrollment of the
Nor­mal  School is 457 students. This number is within 13 of the total
 enrollment of last year. With the Summer school students the to­tal 
enrollment will be in the neighborhood of 600. In addition  there are about
250 pupils in the Training Department. Forty-four  pupils are registered in
the Music Department.  Miss Lena Naslind was called home at the end of the
semester  by the death of her mother. Miss Naslund will not return to
school  until next year.  The Third Year Party.  The "Sophs." spent a very
delightful evening on January 7,  when they were entertained by the Third
Year's with a peanut  party. The Society Hall was daintily decorated in the
Class colors  of the Third Year's—Purple and Gold. Peanut games and a
pea­nut  luncheon were the main features of the evening.  The First
Year Party.  The most informal and one of the most enjoyable evenings  was
spent with Miss Jensen, Mr. Phillipi and the Freshman Class,  January in
Society Hall. Really it is hard to say who the party  was intended
for—but who for or what for, no one cares, least of  all the basket
ball crowd who enjoyed it.  If you want to know about the fun we had or the
"good eats"  we had, you just ask any one of the "bunch" that was there. 
Mr. Epley was called to Burlington to speak before the High  School. In his
absence Dr. Mathes took charge of his Geography  Methods Cla* gt;s and gave
a very interesting talk on Africa, espe­cially  England's present
relation to that continent and the future  possibilities of Africa.  Things
were "doing" in the Auditorium Thursday, Feb. 3,
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THE MESSENGER 25  for the Ellensburg Basket Ball team. You should have
heard those  noisy Junior girls. They surely made a little life.  Miss Mae
Wilder has returned to her home in Blaine because  of the illness of her
mother.  The Seniors are selling sets of pictures prepared by Mr. Hann,  a
local photographer. The set includes six very excellent views  of the wild
scenery of the Northwest.  At the close of the first Semester of school, to
take the place  of the final examinations, each student in the Domestic
Science  Department was required to prepare one article. The different 
articles were placed on sale at a general exhibit, in the Cooking 
Department; refreshments being served in the diningroom.  Baked beans,
salads, brown bread, rolls, pudding, cakes and  candies were sold with
equal rapidity, and the proceeds went to  the department.  The Juniors have
the right to feel proud over their decora­tions  on the night of their
reception. Dr. Mathes said that he  never saw the halls look so pretty. 
There is a Miss Baxter named Rose,  Who's the cause of a lot of our woes. 
She marks plans "see me";  Or, still worse—with " P , "— 
Which, unkindness, most certainly shows.  The closing of the State Normal
Schools in Oregon is getting  us on more friendly terms with our southern
neighbor. State Su­perintendent  Ackerman delivered an address to our
Mid-Year  graduates; a number of Oregon students are enrolled here;
sev­eral  of the faculty have been called to Oregon for Institute
work:  Miss Montgomery has accepted an invitation to give a two weeks' 
course of lectures along educational lines at the State Agricultu­ral 
College at Corvallis, Oregon. " 'Tis an ill wind, etc."  On February 14th
the students and factulty of the Normal  School were delightfully
entertained by Edward Eliot, reader, in  "The Man From Home." Mr. Eliot
introduced his subject by say­ing  that among the plays produced on
the stage today, many are  bad in character but others are good. He thinks
it a pity that  those plays of high moral tone must suffer neglect because
they  are, as one might say, "A grain of wheat in a bushel of chaff."
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26 THE MESSENGER  Among the good plays is found, "The Man From Home," with 
which Mr. Eliot entertained us.  It is the story of a simple American girl
who aspires to marry­ing  a titled Englishman. This has been brought
about through  the persuasion of the nobleman's aunt, who had become
attached  to the girl because of her money. The girl does not love the
duke,  but becomes enthusiastic at the idea of marrying a titled foreigner.
 It is only through the intervention of her guardian Who, by the  way, was
in love with the girl herself, that she sees the folly of  her intended
action.  Mr. Eliot portrayed his characters faithfully with the
excep­tion  of the lady characters. "We agree with him that he does
not  act a very lady-like part. Perhaps the most interesting character  is
Mr. Pike, the girl's guardian. He is a shrewd, good-natured,  country
lawyer, with a keen sense of humor. His,'' And for pity's  sake, don't
mumble your words," will ring in our ears and bring a  smile to our lips
for some time to come.  Student's Loan Fund.  In the spring of ] 905 an
entertainment was given by Normal  School students, in Beck's Opera House,
and the net financial re­turns  were between three and four hundred
dollars. The funds  were devoted to meeting a want that had been long-felt,
but which  it had been impossible to meet up to that time. A Students' Loan
 Fund was established, from which students could borrow money at  critical
times to help them in completing a course and reaching a  position where
they could begin to teach and earn something. It is  really amazing to look
over the records and find that about a thou­sand  dollars has been
loaned to deserving students since the fund  was established. Since the
first of last September between $175.00  and $200.00 has been paid in by
former students who borrowed  from this fund and about the same amount has
been loaned. The  fund, too, has been as low as $1.23 and as high as
$350.00 since its  inception. No one of the numerous funds of the school is
of more  vital interest to the Board of Trustees than the Students' Loan 
fund. It is carefully conserved and even a small contribution,  such as the
Senior Class of 1909 made, is gladly welcomed. That  class had a small
surplus after paying all the expenses it assumed  at the time of graduation
and voted to add it to the Loan Fund.  A student who must have financial
assistance applies to the  Principal or Registrar, who issues a form
commending that stu­dent  as worthy of aid. This form is referred to
the Faculty Com­mittee  on Students' Loans, composed of Principal
Mathes and Pro­fessors  Deerwester and Bond. After execution this
application
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THE SWEDISH FOLK DANCE  IN THE GYMNASIUM EXHIBIT, FEBRUARY L8, I9IO
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THE MESSENGER 27  passes to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr.
Edens. The  applicant must sign a note as principal and have at least one
name  as surety. The note is generally for a sum varying between $20.00 
and $50.00 and calls for 6% interest.  On January 21st, Mr. Bond delivered
a lecture at Machias.  The subject was one which the people of the town are
very much  interested in, namely, "The Boy and His Environment."  Friday
,the 18th of February, Mr. Bond gave another lecture  at Point Roberts; the
subject this:time being /'The Advantages  of Higher Education."  Junior
Reception.  The Junior reception to the members of the Faculty and the 
students was held on Saturday evening, February 12, in the Audi­torium
 which was effectively decorated for the occasion with pen­nants  and
with flags of the nations represented by~"tne Junior  Class. By courtesy of
Mr. Sidney Stark, Conductor of the Man­dolin  and Guitar Club,
assisted by Mesdames Deerwester and  Mathes, a very delightful program was
rendered.  After the program the guests were received in the adjoining 
rooms by members of the Junior Class, Miss Hays and Mr. Eply.  The rooms
were beautifully decorated with garlands of Oregon  grape and pink
chrysanthemums, huge jars filled with foliage and  the silvery pussy
willow—the lights under their pink shades cast­ing  over all a
soft, warm glow. In the refreshment room; also in  pink and green, were two
serving tables, decked with pink can­dies  in graceful wrought-iron
candelabra, at which Miss Mae Mc­intosh,  Miss Beatrice Clark and Miss
Eose Winkleman poured.  Chocolate and individual cakes were served, to the
guests by the  Misses Woodhouse, Barnes, Sharkey, Oertly, Carver, Benson
and  Sexton.  Among the things adding to the pleasure of the evening was  a
most interesting picture gallery—the faculty row in "ye olden  tyme."
"Ah, verily is it true" that Father Time maketh many  changes, and loud
rose the laughing voices when a staid dispenser  of learning was recognized
as the eventual result of "that funny-looking  fellow." There was a
pleasant social hour enjoyed by all  and the Junior reception passes in^o
history as one of "the pretti­est  affairs of the year." For our
success we owe a deep debt  of gratitude to our Class teachers for their
kind assistance and  valuable co-operation, which contributed largely to
the success of  the affair.
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26 THE MESSENGER  There is a fair lady named Sperry,  Who causes the
Seniors much worry.  When she gives an exam  All night long they cram  And
get in a terrible flurry.  The morning before our team played Ellensburg in
basket ball  the visiting team attended our Assembly and most of the time
was  devoted to outbursts of basketball enthusiasm. Mr. Deerwester  made an
introductory talk expressing the pleasure of the school  in having
Ellensburg's representatives among us and guaranteeing  them a good time
since there were surely enough girls to go  around.  Then the Ellensburg
manager, Mr. Potter, gave greetings for  their school and in response to an
insistent demand, had his team  line up on the platform and introduced them
to us. How much  time did the Ellensburg boys spend practicing their bows? 
Our athletic manager had our team then line up and "The  vaulted ceilings
roared and rang" with plaudits for the two  teams, each ready to do its
best for the school it represented.  Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Jan. 26, 1910. 
Mr. W. T. Meyer, Bellingham, Wn.  Dear Sir: Enclosed please find 50 cents,
my subscription to  The Messenger. I enjoy reading it very much and hope
that my  neglect in sending my subscription will make no difference in
re­gard  to the January number. I am teaching in Idaho this Winter, 
but feel just as much interest in Bellingham Normal as ever.  Yours truly, 
MARGARET MOORE.  There is a lady named Gray,  Who in Assembly holds sway. 
When she calls your name  You're much to blame,  If you have cut and gone
away.  For 10 Gents, 2,522,666,666 Germs.  Probably 2,522,666,666 germs are
taken into the body when  one consumes a ten-cent dish of'ice cream. This
is the number  provided the ice cream is fresh. If the same amount of cream
is  eaten after it has been stored for three days, the number of the 
kicking germs will be 3,941,666,666. These figures are the result  of tests
made at the University of Kansas by Professor F. H. Bill­ings,  of the
department of bacteriology, who says that germs are
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THE MESSENGER 29  the most resistant to extremes of temperatures of all
known or­ganisms.  The germ of tuberculosis has lived in a laboratory
for  forty-two days in a temperature of 345 degrees below freezing.  Other
germs have withstood equally severe tests without injury.  Professor
Billings says, however, that the winter is a bad time for  the minute forms
of life to get in their deadly work, and that the  health of a community
should be better in the winter than in the  summer.  The great Student
Volunteer Convention in Rochester, N. Y..  December 29 to January 2, is
still uppermost in the minds of many.  When introduced to that vast
audience of college men and .women  as " a fellow-student and distinguished
teacher, and as the ambas­sador  of Great Britain and an ambassador of
Jesus Christ," the  Hon. James Bryce said, "it was a splendid thought to
bring to­gether  representatives of the universities and colleges of
the Uni­ted  States and Canada, united in their devotion to this great
 cause of missions." And he but voiced the conviction of many  thinking
people.  There gathered at this convention nearly three thousand
se­lected  students from 722 colleges and schools and from 49 states 
and Canadian provinces. The Rochester Chamber of Commerce,  which invited
the convention, generously paid its expenses, some  ten thousand dollars . 
Not many of us are privileged to attend such a convention,  but there is to
be one closer at hand, with the same dominating  thought and for the same
purpose.  Word has come that in Tacoma, March 18-20, there will be a 
Student Volunteer Convention. It is not yet known how many  will go from
this school, but there will be a delegation to repre­sent  us there
and bring back intelligence and inspiration for our  missionary work.  The
many friends of Mrs. Daisy D. Nettleton will be glad to  hear that she has
accepted a position as teacher in Columbia  School of Oratory, Chicago, for
the summer term.  The Senior staff has been chosen, and the writers of
special  articles are busy at work. • It is the confident hope of
those who  have it in charge that the 1910 Senior Issue will be a really
true  Annual. The classes and societies will be asked to contribute their 
pictures and to fill a page with jokes, stories or anything that will  add
to the paper as a whole. It is desired that spontaneity, vari­ety  and
spirit should characterize every page of the paper.
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30 THE MESSENGER  Any one who remained on Wednesday evening from three to 
six, enjoyed a treat in the Preliminary Contest. Eleven students  entered
the contest. The selections were so well chosen and so  well prepared that
to one who enjoys "recitation work," it was  a pleasure. The entire school
would have enjoyed it as a Tuesday  program.  These young people were
competing for a place in the Decla­mation  contest, to be held in
June, when a cash prize is given. In­cidentally  they were also
competing for a place in the tri-Normal  contest—as the best speaker
is to be sent to Cheney. The judges  chose the speakers for the June
contest, but were unable to decide  the speaker who should represent us at
Cheney. They will listen  to the speakers again and decide that question
later. The follow­ing  students, with the name of the selection spoken
were the win­ners  in the contest:  Vale Nixon—"If I Were King."
 Boyal Niles—Arena Scene From "Quo Vadis."  Grace Barnes—"The
Gentlemen, the King."  Vida Welbon—'' Jean Valjean.''  On Saturday
afternoon, February 12, a very enjoyable birth­day  party was given to
those members of the association whose  birthdays came in the months from
September to January inclu­sive.  Needlework was the main diversion of
the afternoon, and  an amusing feature proved to be the stunts which the
different  guests performed, symbolic of the month in which their birthdays
 occurred. The refreshments were suggestive of a children's birth­day 
party, and aided in carrying out the idea of the entertain­ment,  z 
Miss George, Superintendent of the Training School, left Se­attle 
Saturday evening, February 19, for an extended Eastern  trip. Miss George
expects to be gone about a month, during  which time she expects to visit
the following places: The Normal  School at St. Cloud, Minnesota, from
which place she will go to  Minneapolis, where she will visit the Training
School. From there  she will go to St. Paul, where, also, she will visit
the Training  School. From St. Paul she will go to Indianapolis, where she
will  attend a meeting for the purpose of discussing a course of
agricul­ture  for rural schools. This meeting is on February 28. March
1  begins the regular meeting of Superintendents, continuing until  March
4. Miss George plans to visit this convention. While in  Indianapolis she
intends to visit the Training School, which is  one of the best in the
country.
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THE MESSENGER ' 31  From Indianapolis she will go to the Terre Haute
Normal,  where particular attention is paid to the rural school. A rural 
school is connected with the. Terre Haute institution. After spend­ing
 two days here, she will go to Normal, 111., and from there to  Macomb,
which, like Terre Haute, makes a special of rural work.  She expects to
spend three days in Chicago, visiting the University  and School of
Education, and. also plans to meet Mrs. Ella Flagg-  Young, Chicago's
Superintendent of Schools. From Chicago, Miss  George will go up into
Wisconsin, visiting the Oshkosh Normal  and the Stout Industrial School at
Menomenee. This will complete  her plans, and she will start home, arriving
in Bellingham some  time near the end of March. The best wishes of the
school go  with Miss George, and we all hope her trip may be most
enjoyable.  On the evening of January 29, the Misses Gamble and
Hol-lingsworth  entertained a number of the victorious Juniors and
de­feated  Seniors at their rooms on High Street. Rare confections 
were served during the evening, which added to the enjoyment of  all. The
evening closed with a grand old taffy-pull.  Mr. Guy Young, of The Dalles,
Ore., was the guest of Misa  Georgia Phillippi, Saturday, Feb. 19.  Miss
Rose Winkleman spent the week-end, February 18-20, at  her home in Tacoma. 
Miss Ann Bowie has re-entered the Normal and has enrolled  with the Senior
Class.  Miss Elsie Boyd visited Normal friends, examination week.  Miss
Abbie Wilson, of Blaine, was the guest of Miss Phila  Nicoll for a few
days.  Miss Pauline Paulson left for her home in Knappton, Wash,  the end
of the semester. Illness in the family was the cause of  Miss Paulson
leaving school.  Miss V. Emma Van Cleave was the guest of honor at a
delight­fully  dainty breakfast, given at "Ensohhgnor" on High Street,
on  Saturday, February 5, at 10 A. M. The place cards,-appropriate  to the
season, was the work of one of the hostesses.  Miss Olive Kale was obliged
to leave school last week because  of her mother's illness.
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32 THE MESSENGER  HUMORESQUES.  There is a big fellow named Romine,  Who on
bugs and beetles did dine.  He swallowed one day  A crawfish, they say, 
And pronounced the dish wondrously fine.  Miss Clifford—"Miss D ,
have you an educator?"  Miss D ."I don't know what you mean. What is it? 
Miss Clifford—"Oh, one of those things you measure angles  with." 
Miss George (calling roll)—"Miss Laube"? "Oh, Miss  Laube
has—Mr. McCoubrey."  Ask Rogers which way the snow falls.  Mary,
Mary, quite contrary,  Walked into the "liberary."  Saw her chum across the
table,  Whispered loud as she was able—  Then she caught Miss
Wilson's eye,  Grabbed her books and out did fly.  Mr. Early (in
Geog.-Math.)—"What is a coulee?"  Miss X.—"A low-class
Chinaman."  In the Science Annex:  Miss I.—"Is this the Bi-loll-ogy
room?"
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THE MESSENGER 33  Heard in Geology—"The end is several miles from the
begin­ning.  Who's a belle with thrilling glance  From eyes as dark as
eyes of France;  Whose "dear, lovely friend held out" for the dance? 
Currier!  Who's the German, eloquent,  On Socialism, much intent;  Who for
the platform sure is bent?  Hansen!  Who's afraid at close of day,  When
darkness falls to wend his way  Across the bridge ,and home to stay? 
Studebaker!  Miss Nichols (in debate)—"I'm afraid Mr. Hogan has been 
keeping bad company."  Senior Girl (entering room in which Miss Buell is
seated)—  "Dear me! I have been the longest time in finding an empty
room  to study in."  What Is Love?  Life is the flower of which love in the
honey.—Hansen.  To love is divine.—Coleman.  Love is a tickling
sensation around the heart that can't be  scratched.—Richardson.  To
love and be loved is the happiest proposition in life.—  Stinson. 
Never having experienced it, how can I judge.—Miss Buell.  An inward
inexpressibility of outward all overishness.—  Betsy.  Bright Junior
(in Geog. Meth. Exam.)—"A lake is formed  by a damned river." 
According to Mr. Ackerman's definition of "model" James  Copenhaver must be
a "model man."  Mr. Krause and Mr. Holcomb, who started to take gymnastics 
with a Training School class, have been dismissed because of
inat­tention.
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34 THE MESSENGER  Please remember that an ideal place for conversation has
been  discovered by Mr. Hogan—just outside of Room 17.  Miss J.
C.—"How do you like the heat plant of the Science  annex?  Miss A.
C.—"It's fine, but when my feet are cold it's rather  difficult to
put them on the register."  Little Girl—"Grandma; how did you like
that gum-drop?"  Grandma—"It was very nice, dear."  Little
Girl—"Towser didn't think so; he spit it out twice."  Then Grandma
did some thinking.  The Schoolboys' Interpretaion of Irving—The class
had just  finished the story of Ichabod and were discussing the probable 
fate of that worthy wight. A youthful member of the class in­sisted 
that a dirty tramp ran out from under the bridge and  caught Icabod by the
ear. He cited as proof these exact words of  Irving: "A plashy tramp caught
the sensitive ear of Ichabod."  Wanted:—Several "Handy Jacks
"—Misses Currier and  Nichols.  First Normal Student—"Why is it
that you talk so much of  an aching void?"  Second Normal Student—"
Why, you see; I have a headache  so often."  Miss Jensen—"What is the
indirect object?"  Mr. Whipple—"I-er! I don't know much about it. It
isn't  the direct object, but it is the indirect object."  Many Are Called
But Few Are Chosen—The following is  copied from an essay in the
beginning composition class: "This  semester will continue eighteen weeks
and will close June 8th, at  which time 'several' Seniors will graduate." 
Teacher (in Elem. Agr.)—Supposing Miss McDowell, that all  the potash
is exhausted from the ground— (pause) — or, sup­posing 
all your money is exhausted from your picketbook. What  will you do to
replenish it?"  Miss B. McDowell—"W-e-1-1, return some a-ashes."
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THE MESSENGER 35  Art As It Is Learned.  ( 1) The four great laws of
drawing are position, perspec-tion,  table line and accentuation.  ( 2) The
three most important perspective principles are  retreating lines,
horizontal lines and parallel lines.  ( 3) A circle above the eye is an
"eclipse."  ( 5) Hue is a weak effect of a color.  ( 6 ) Combing two
primaries makes a secondary.  ( 7) The level of the eye goes up as you pass
away.  ( 8) Secondary colors are made by mixing the primaries on  either
side of them.  ( 9) Accent is the darkening of a line in drawing any
ob­ject  that has the edge to be darkened nearest to the one drawing 
the cube as when the nearest edge is always the most predominant.  (10)
Accenting is the last thing you do.  (11) Horizontal retiring lines vanish
some point on the  level of the eye.  (12) Blue and yellow make green and
yellow and blue make  violet. :••'[•• '-n  Teacher
of Physiology Class—"What is a skeleton?"  Tommy—"A skeleton is
a man without any insides or out-sides."  Teacher—"Describe the
stomach."  Johnny—"The stomach is a hole where the food goes in and 
out."  Mr. Patchin (in teachers' meeting )—"I have taught a
num­ber  of years. If it were not that it would get into The
Messenger,  I would say many, many years."  Heard In the Halis.  "Don't
mumble your words!"  " I shall go to the dance if my dear, lovely friend
holds out."  "There goes IT!"  "I came from Missouri."  Mr. Hawkins (in
Woodwork Class )  the circular square?   gt;—Miss Dawson, where is
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36 THE MESSENGER  Heard In Grammar.  Miss Sperry—"What was that?" 
Junior—"A man."  Miss Sperry—"I didn't catch it."  Model Lesson
Place.  Preparation— The Man!  What kind of a man should he  be to go
with me? Tall!  What color should his hair be ? Violinist!  What should his
occupation be ? Dark!  What should his name b e ? . . . . D 7  AIM-TO  meet
such a man:  Presentation:  Where does he live ? Bellingham!  Does he ever
pass the Sun  Drug Store ? Yes, once a week!  On What night? Saturday
night!  At What time? Between eight and twelve I  SUMMARY—  Therefore
,the way to meet such a man is to stand in front  of the Sun Drug store on
Saturday night, between the hours of  eight and twelve.  You hold on to
them just yet,  Everyone that you can get.  Lest the teachers make some
errors,  Leaving credits, for the bearers  Of the scraps of gorgeous paper 
Which we know as "credit slips."  Study! Study! Study!  Let your mind be
clear or muddy,  If this rule you'll just obey  Paper slips, will pave your
way,  So go on and dig! dig!! dig!!!  Composition In the Science
Department—"Every person does  not see things in just the same way
that everyone else does, so  each has a little different idea of the things
that we come in con­tact  with from the other."
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THE MESSENGER 37  Between Garden and High,  With no girls nigh,  There
batches a company of three.  They are well content,  With their time well
spent,  These studious M. E. and C.  Heard At the Junior Reception.  First
Boy—"Say, what girl are you going to take home, to­night  ?" 
Second Boy—'' Oh, wait till I see an entertaining and a good-looking 
one. There is Miss ; she is a trifle old, but she will  do."  First
Boy—"Well, there is Miss B -."  Second Boy—"H'm! She lives
about six miles out of town;  you will never get home tonight."  First
Boy—"We'll decide later."  Did they?  In quest On Examination
Answers.  Socrates taught of the immortality of the soul.  DeLasso's father
was condemned for coining money and his  life was full of beauty and joy. 
A declarative sentence is a sentence that addresses itself to  the mind for
the purpose of giving it inflammation.  The stoma regulates the imposition
of water from the plant.  Miss Montgomery, they say,  Spoke at the Y. W. C.
A.  She stopped the clock  Before her talk,  So no one knew the time of
day.  There was a young man who loved flowers,  Who dissected them long,
weary hours;  When a plant called a rose  Put a thorn in his
nose—•  For screaming he used all his powers.  There is a sweet
singer named Moore,  Perhaps you have heard this before.  When the platform
she's on,
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38 THE MESSENGER  She waves her baton,  The students reply with a roar. 
Who's the one we all revere,  Who guides us all from year to year,  Who is
to every heart most dear?  Mathes!  There is a man, most fair to see,  Whom
boys call father in their glee;  He does not get mad,  Nor call the boys
bad;  But bears the title with "dignity."  Mr. Epley (calling roll)—
"Miss Gabbert?"  Miss G.—"Present."  Mr. B.—"The other one." 
Miss G.—"Present!"  Did you hear anything about the "newlyweds" on
the  train going to Seattle before Christmas? Ask Hogan, he saw  them. 
("Studie" is standing in hall talking to Miss H. N.) Lydia B.,  seeing
them, says: "I wish it was I, maybe I could get a good  gradl in History." 
(Teaching Quaker Colony in Pennsylvania.)  Teacher—"What was the plan
of the government?"  Pupil—"Every free man had the right to vote." 
Teacher—"What is a free man?"  Pupil—"One this is not married."
 Prof. D.—How do you know how a baby's going to respond  to a certain
situation?  Miss H. Clark—By remembering how we responded to it? 
Prof. D.—How far back can you remember, Mr. L. ?  Mr. L.—I can
remember distinctly when I lost my golden  curls, and I was only two and
one-half years old at the time.
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THE MESSENGER 39  Miss Montgomery's greeting to the teachers:—"How's
your  order?"  These advertisements were taken from The Bellingham
Her­ald,  February 25, 1925 :  A GREAT CLEARING-OUT SALE!!  NOW!  OF
THE FAMOUS E. L .AEROPLANES.  Use Our E. Z. Payment Plan! $10 Down and $1
Per Week.  C. CLIFFORD   CO.  2346 Commercial Street.  N O T I C E !  FOR
THE SUCCESSFUL AUTOMATIC PLAN-WRITER, SEE  MISS A. GEORGE.  Tr. School
Dept. B. S. N. S.  TRY THE NEW ELECTRIC HAIR-BRUSHES!!  Saves Time and
Energy! Just Attach Them to Your Electric  Light and They Will Do the Rest.
 GRACE SILLIX, Agent.  WHAT'S THE USE.  Of buying new clothes when you can
have your old ones made  new by means of the Vacuum Cleaner. At the Vienna,
Elk St.  B. NICOLL, Prop.  MARCH 1.  Personally conducted Excursion to THE
NORTH POLE. A two-weeks  ' stay at COOK HOTEL included. Special Rates for
Nor­mal  Students. Phone, M. BOWIE, Red 26.  THE BOHEMIAN
RES-TAU-RANT!  Serves the best meals and has the prettiest waitresses in
the city.  WE DO OUR OWN COOKING.  So we know it is O. K.  TRIMBLE  
JOHNSON, Props.
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40 TEE MESSENGER  OUR GRANDMOTHERS USED SOUP BONES.  Do away with all this
work and worry.  SOUP TABLETS! ALWAYS FRESH! ALWAYS THE SAME!  Sold by all
grocers; or call up  E. PARKYN, Agent.  THE CHANCE OF YOUR LIFE!  There are
still a few lots on Mt. Chuckanut for sale.  DON'T LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY! 
Our airships make 24 round trips daily. Let us sell you a lot.  F. WHIPPLE 
 CO.  Real Estate Agents.  DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME SLEEPING!  When sleepy,
take a dose of  DR. WELBON'S WONDERFUL CURE-ALL  And Get to Work Again.  It
has all the effects of sleep and doesn't make you waste time.  For Sale By
All Druggists.  Chinese toast to the teacher :  Teachee, teachee, alle
dayee,  Marke papers alle nightee;  No one kissee, no one hugee,  Poor
tired teachee, no one lovee.  Lives of flunkers all remind us  We may flunk
while We are here,  And, departing, leave behind us,  Goose-eggs on the
register!  —Ex.  Other papers all remind us,  We can make our own
sublime;  If our fellow-students send us  Contributions all the time.  Here
a little, there a little  Story, school note, song or jest—  H you
want a good school paper  Each of you must do his best.—Ex.
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THE MESSENGER 41  With Apologies to Browning.  Go on along with me,  The
worst is yet to be,  The last of the Quarter for which the first was made. 
Our times are in "George's" hand  Who saith "A Tr. Sch. I planned."  I show
you half; go thru' it all nor be afraid.  Poor vaunt of school, indeed. 
Were we but formed to feed  On Methods, to seek and find and cram,  Such
cramming done, oh, creatures!  As sure an end to teachers.  Irks care the
theorist? Frets doubt  The plan—crammed man?  Then welcome, each new
youth  That doubts you, speak the truth;  Each child that will not sit nor
stand nor go  Be our teaching three halves pain  Teach, and hold cheap the
blame.  ffiPractice nor mind the critic;  Dare, never feel the blow.  For
thence—a paradox  Which comforts, midst the knocks,  Shall teachers
pass in that they seem to fail?  What I intended to be.  And was not, will
the critics see?  A "79" I might have been but  Would not sink 'i the
scale-  One Student—"I wonder if Prof. Eomine will be here today? 
He's absent frequently."  Second Student—"Well, he's so delicate, he
needs a frequent  r e s t ."  "Sammy, you are studying music, what is a f l
a t ?"  Sammy—"Two rooms and a bath, s i r ."  Oh, mammy; here is a
green snake."  "Don't handle it, my dear; it may be almost as dangerous as 
a ripe one."
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42 THE MESSENGER  Notice!  Any one desiring to see Mr. Clifford will find
him in the en­trance  to the Science Annex after 3:00 p. m., daily.
For further  information apply at the bookstore.  In what siege did Georgia
A . conquer \  In capturing a fiddler.  Prof. D.—"What are some of
the easy places in mathe­matics?"  Miss Parkyn—"I don't know.
It's all hard for me."  Dr. Mathes in History Methods Class—"I've
just gotten  forty-six gallons of distilled liquor—(smiles) for Mr.
Moodie and  Mr. Romine—"It was five dollars cheaper than the barrel
we got  four or five years ago."  Frenzied Finance in the Senior class: 
Miss Hoffman (secretary) reads a bill for $1.25.  The president asks if the
bill shall be allowed.  Miss Hoffman—"I have 96 cents and I think Mr.
Caubrey  has eleven cents."  Straightway the bill was allowed.PPPPP