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Messenger - 1910 November- Cover
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ADVERTISEMENTS  JK^^T Make sure first that you want to save. Be certain  A
" l V ^ t you are willing to try. Consider what others  of your
acquaintance have been able to do. Ask your  friends about our Savings
Department. Make up your.  mind to open an account of your own. DOIT! .'  4
Per Cent.  Paid in Our Savings Department  First National Bank  CAPITAL
$200,000. UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY  1  m  Bellingham's  Prescription Expert
 Largest Holiday Exhibit 1  Fischer's Excellent Violin Strings |  F-REIE: D
E L I V E RY  m  Engberg's Pharmacy  Alaska Bldg., Cor. Elk   Holly. Phones
M 224-A 224  1
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 flontague   McHugh  Oldest Dry Goods House  in the Northwest  WOMEN'S S30
SUITS  AT $23.98  Headquarters for  MILLINERY .• SHOES .•
UNDERWEAR / Etc.  • • • » » • •
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• » • • • • •  When you buy a suit
from us for  $15.00  or more  You get all-wool fabric and perfect
workmanship  For nineteen A^ears the home of  flart, 5baffr gt;er 8 JVIar*;
Glomes  in Bellingham  Gage-Dodson Co.  Clover Block
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ASSORTMENT  OF $12.50 AND $14.50 COATS.  Headquarters jfor Sweaters  THE
PRETTIEST NECKWEAR IS HERE  Polite treatment. Good qualities and  correct
styles are the main features at  this house.  KAUFMAN BROS.   gt; KAUFMAN'S
 gt;  For Style and Quality
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ADVERTISEMENTS  f n n w i l / V CofaickVi') Serves a Breakfast, Luncheon  v
U H n d y 3 U H C L U l d andDinnerthatcan'tbebeat  AI Ways good things to
eat at  c o N m A Y ' s  The Place that Satisfies  1238 Elk Street, near
IIollv . . . . Bellingham  The Place You Like to Go  COUNTRYMAN'S BARGAIN
STORE  THE RACKET  1316 Bay Street, Bellingham, Washington  L. C.
COUNTRYMAN, Proprietor  Because it is the Best Place to Trade  Wanted==Yonf
Grocery Account  We solicit a trial order and guarantee  good quality and
right prices : : :  Byron Bros/ Cash Grocery  1311 Elk Street / Phones Main
82 A 682  gj^HDjaiffilBBIBiaBHiBIEK^
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Office Hours: 8:30 to 9:30 a. m. Office Phones: Main
103—A 171  2:00 to 5:00 p. m. Res. Phones: Main 100—A 102 
Evenings by Appointment  DR. GOODHBART  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  Office:
200-201-223 Alaska Bldg. Bellingham, Washington  DRS. SMITH   KIRKPATRICK 
SURQEONS  Sunset Building . . . . Bellingham  Office Phone, Main 985 Res.
2JM U Street  Home A 471 B OSJ  CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties: Diseases
of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat  Rooms 316 and 317 Exchange Bldg. GLASSES
ACCUMTELY FITTED  Main 1634 Automatic : A 941  204-5 Alaska Bldg., Cor. E l
k and Holly  DR. CARL M. ERB  Specialist Mye, Mar, Nose and Throat. Glasses
Fitted  Office Hours: 9:00 to 12 m.; 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. Evening and Sundays
by  Appointments.  BBLLINOHAM, . . . . - - . . WASHINGTON  DR. WILLIAM
RADFORD CRAY  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  Exchange Building . . . . Bellingham 
258—A 735 Office M 1260 A 734  Office: Rooms 305, 306, 307 Exchange
Block - — Bellingham, Washington  •  IS  T H E R E X A U L . S
T O R E *^A  LOTS OF TIMES EVERY DAY. When you are down town save your 
want list until you get into the Owl. If you want pencil, paper, ink,
tablets or  note books, we can supply you with the best made. i THE OWL
and Holly
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SPECIALISTS  Special Rates to Students Lady Attendants  Sunset Blk., Cor.
Elk and Holly, Bellingham, Wash. MA  A  lN 268  Seattle Office, 614 F i r s
t Ave. Everett Office, 1803 Hewitt Ave.  Phone Main 400 Office Hours: 8 to
12, 1 to 6  A 400  DRS. ROSS   SPRATLEY  Dentists  Third Floor, Exchange
Block . . . Bellingham, Wash  DR. T. M. BARLOW  DENTIST  Rooms 334-35-36-37
Phone Main 975  First National Bank Block Home A 862  KERSEY FLORAL CO. 
Wholesale and Retail Growers  1305 ELK ST., - - BELLINGHAM, WASH.  Office
Phones: Residence Phones:  Main 131—A 131 Main 2406—A 150 
HARRY O. BINGHAM  Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer  1319 Dock Street
• Bellingham, Washington
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Home Phone A 092 1000-1002-1003 Elk St.  NORTHWEST GRANITE 
 L MARBLE WORKS  All Kinds of Cemetery Work  W. P. BERGIN, Prop.
Bellingham, Wash.  / T H E P U R E F O O D S T O R E /  Chase and Sanborn
Teas and Coffees  Blue Ribbon Butter  Sealshipt Oysters  Richelieu Brand of
Canned and Bottled Goods  Wilson-Nobles-Barr Company  THE P A L M E T T O
Holly Main 2221 A 552  The White Market  FRESH AND CURED MEATS  FISH AND
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Candy and Ice Cream  a Specialty  Serve Lunches Daily  Bellingham - - -
Washington  WIJ-BER GIBBS  Jeweler and Optician  largest line of Silverware
found in any  store in the Northwest  31J West Holly Street, - - -
Bellingham, Wash.  Drink Lanum's Chaffless Coffee  You get the real coffee
flavor  when the chaff is removed ..  H. E. LANUM  High grade Coffees and
Teas  Phoae-Main 324. .* 1307 Elk St.  GET IT AT THE  RED CROSS PHARMACY 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Let Us Tell You Something!  Now don't dodge. This isn't a
"Lead Pipe,"  "Get-Rich-Quick Scheme," although "Lead"  is used in the TONS
OF AMMUNITION WE SELL.  We want to impress on YOU in the most  vigorous
English that the  MORSE HARDWARE CO. Inc.  1025-1039 Elk St. is absolutely
the house that makes prices  and delivers the goods.  Geo. W. Mock  MOCK  
HiLL  FUNERAL DIRECTORS  Robt. F. Hill  1055 Elk Street Both Phones »
186  We like to clean your Linen. If we don't  we want your good will 
PACIFIC STEAM LAUNDRY  Established 1889  CHARLES ERHOLM, Proprietor 
Phones: £f 126  1728-1738 Ellis Street B 126   lt;F- IU CHRISTMAS
GOODS  Phones,  Main 180  B180 memi  WASHINGTON'S FINEST DRUG STORE  o 
:HAS.  w.  fEASLEE  I The Best Stock in the City J]
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Furnished and Class Pins Made to Order  Phones: M 379—A 965 . . . .
Bellingham, Wash  " Star  Grearqery" Butter  arpd  ICE C^EAP  EAT IT flOW 
Normal Grocery  We keep in stock a fine line of  Stationery, Toilet
Articles, Notions  Normal School Students' Trade Solicited  . . Fresh Bread
and Pastry Each Day . .  BATTERSBY BROS,  —ALWAYS RELIABLE— 
Nobby Footwea* For CLASS FUNCTIONS  Everything for Needlework—  For
Christmas Gifts  1313-1315 Commercial Street, - • Bellingham, Wash.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  At the BLUE FRONT *"»  Clothes for Less Money  Cor.
Bay and Holiy Bellinghara, Washington  Main 367 A 592  W. D. MCKENNEY CO. 
Women's High Grade  Tailored Garments  W O M E N S F U R N I S H I N GS 
211 East Holly : : Hannah Block  A. Franzke, Prop. Phones M 488—A 733
 The Bellingham Sheet Metal Works  Remember this is not a factory, but a 
General Jobbing Shop. We do all kinds  of Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work. 
Prices Right. We always try to please  our patrons. Try us next time and be
 convinced  1208 Commercial Street Next to I. 0. 0. F. Hall  The Only Mail 
Order En­graving  House  in the State 
Kinds  .• for PRINTING / 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Phone A 417 View Work and Enlarging  HALL'S STUDIO 
Photographic Art  Special Rates to all Normal Classes  1205 Elk Street 
9-10-11-12-13 Daylight Bldg. .• Bellingham, Wash  A MESSAGE  FROM
Fairyland Rink  Afternoon Session 2:30 to 5, Skates 15 cents  Evening
Session 8 to 10:30, Saturday to 11 p. m.  INSTRUCTIONS FREE  Skakes 25
cents, Admission 10 cents, Ladies Free  Special Rates to Parties  T H U R S
D A Y S , L A D I E S F " R EE  DOANES GROCERY  Dealer in  Good Goods at
Lowest Prices  Satisfaction Guaranteed . * Give us a Trial  Students' Trade
Solicited  WE LEAD. OTHERS FOLLOW  Phons: Main 272—B 272 . ' Corner
Jersey and Ellis Sts  GRIM5TED  SHOE CO.  The CLOVER  $3.50 SHOE  for Men
and Women  now on exhibition in our middle show window is not  alone
absolutely the CORRECT thing for style, but  they ARE the best wearing shoe
for the money in  this or anv other city. : : :
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ADVERTISEMENTS  The Store  for  the  Normal  Girl  To provide those
brilliant styles which may  truthfully be described as smart—those
striking  garments characteristic of the student life, has  long been one
of the special aims of this store.  We have thus, by giving special
attention to  the requirements of students, been able to  bring to this
store garments which meet the  students' approval, and at reasonable prices
too  Coats $6.50 up. Suits $11.50  up, and very good ones may be  had at
$14.50, $16.50 and up to  $22.50. Skirts $3.50 up .• :  Holly Street 
near Elk J. B. WAHL Alaska  Bldg.
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Calendar  Alumni -  Jokes |  Business Managers I  - HELEN FINCH  CHARLOTTE
TERMS—SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR  Entered December 21, 1902, at
Bellingham, Washington, as second-class matter, under  act of Congress of
March 3, 1879.  Vol. X. • November, 1910 No. 2  HUM fc?SS»  The
Messenger is ready again for your inspection. We hope-that  it will be a
source of pride to you as a school for we are  surely trying to make it
worthy of your commendation. This pa­per  is a student publication "of
the students, for the students  and by the students." It's our paper to be
proud of or ashamed  of—ours to read, talk about, laugh over, and
contribute to. And  it's ours to encourage and support,—'' to make or
mar.'' And so  let us "make" it by standing by each other nobly and our
suc­cess  as a School paper will be assured.  Have you bought your
Lecture Course ticket yet? "Well,  hurry up! We wonder if you appreciate
the pleasure in store for  you. We who heard last year's talent are
certainly anticipating  much from this season's attractions. We were so
delighted with  Madame Langendorff, that we are more than anxious to hear
her  again. And there are others on the Lecture Course this year,  equally
good in their lines of work: Judge Lindsay, Hubbard of
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2 TEE MESSENGER  the Chicago Tribune, Champ Clarke, and Mrs.
Davenport-Eng-berg.  We extead to the Commitlee our highest appreciation
for  their care and good judgment in securing these artists and
prom­ise  our most loj^al support.  •  We hear that the Football
boys are having financial troubles.  This is partly due to the fact that we
haven't turned out as we  should to the games. It comes back to that old
question of School  spirit which Ave so painfully lack ;—that same
spirit which prompts  us to discourage the Students' Association and forget
to subscribe  to The Messenger. Let's plan some way to help the Football
boys,  for they need it and i t ' s our duty and pleasure to help them.  We
are glad to see the bulletin board adorned with Basket­ball  practice
notices. The teams are responding to the call of  their Classes
enthusiastically. Who is going to win the Kline Cup  is the burning
question of the hour.  •  The thanks of the Staff are extended to
those who helped us  in last month's publication, especially to those who
aided us by  criticism. If this issue is better than last—we hope it
is—it is due  to you who have given words of encouragement. Please do
not be  afraid of hurting our feelings, for it is in Ihe interests of the
paper  Ave are working and Avill Avelcomc criticism favorable or
unfavor­able  that will tend to the betterment of the paper.  Almost
vacation time. Normalites! IIOAV gladly we Avill wel­come  a feAV
days' cessation from our School cares. Home, and  the home folk, a little
rest,—and the Thanksgiving turkey will  send us back renewed and
strengthened for better Avork.  • • •  THE NERVOUS CHILD.
 Miss Arabella Annabella Wilhelmina Wild,  So everybody says, is a very
nervous child.  When asked to mind the baby,  She says she'll do it, maybe,
 If she doesn't have a headache when she's finished with her play.  When
told in school to mind the rule,  She says she thinks the teacher cruel; " 
She says if she must do such things, she really cannot stay.  O, Arabella,
Annabella Wilhelmina Wild,  So everybody says, is a very nervous child. 
—May Turner in Woman's Home 
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THE MESSENGER '*  A REMINISCENCE.  Manual, the captain-elect of next year's
foot-ball team;  Meacham, Ellery and Pilling sat in their den in the Beta
Kappa  fraternity, at the University of M. , talking over the
pros­pects  of a championship football team for the coming year. 
Every position on the team could be filled with a capable,
ex­perienced  man, excepting that of center. This position could not 
be definitely filled, because of the opportunity there might be of 
developing a better candidate out of the raw material that would  graduate
from the High Schools of the State and enter the Univer­sity  the
following year. In the meantime if. during their Sum­mer  vacation,
they should meet some big, husky young man who  seemed promising as a
football player, it would be advisable, they  thought, to persuade him to
enter the University and try out for  the Eleven.  At last their year of
hard, grinding study at college was over.  Manual went to the city to
assist in his father's business. Meach­am  went to the mountains of
the West. Ellery and Pilling betook  themselves to the country, to bask in
the sunshine and to assist  with the work on the farms.  They corresponded
with each other and, among other inci­dents,  narrated Summer
experiences. Pilling reported to his cap­tain  that he had found a
very likely candidate for the position of  center, in the shape of a big,
tow-headed fellow,—Storberg by  name,—who tipped the scales at
one hundred ninety-seven pounds  when in good condition. Manuel decided to
come down, to look  him over and question him concerning his plans for the
future.  Storberg had played a star game as center during the season 
passed on his High School eleven. After considerable weighing  of the
opportunity, he decided to enter the University of M. ,  and try-out for
the Eleven. He was coached on some points of  college life by Pilling, who,
from past experiences, realized the  struggle a new man at college has in
getting settled properly into  the swing of college life.
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4 THE MESSENGER  The vacation days came quickly to an end, and the
prospec­tive  candidates for the football squad were urged to register
early  to be on hand for the first practice.  Each train brought bright
young men to dabble in books and  study athletics, and young maidens to
learn how to blush most  becomingly and how to curl their hair after the
latest approved  fashion.  Nearly all the former squad were present, among
the new men  being Storberg, who found the environment of the University 
novel, and a considerable contrast with that of his country home.  His
great physique was admired by the boys, and his shock of tow-colored  hair
was commented upon daily by the co-eds. The coach  issued orders for all
men who expected to try for the Eleven to  turn out in suits this
afternoon.  There were present at the turn-out, long and short, lean and 
sleek, tow-haired and red-haired,—all the shapes, styles and sizes 
that go to make up the sterner sex. Some were pugnacious-look­ing 
fellows,—others a little more meek in appearance.  Out of this
conglomeration of a typical college football squad  were to be developed,
disciplined and coached, eleven strong-limb­ed,  mighty-muscled,
cool-headed, young men, to endure the grind  and toil of the gridiron in
honor of their University against the  other Universities of the
conference, that were trying equally as  hard to overcome the odds and turn
out a winning team.  Storberg did not have clear sailing in toil for the
posi­tion.  There was present a young man from a different part of the
 State, who had as good a record, but in weight and development  didn't
equal Storberg's physical build. After long deliberation,  the coach and
officials decided to let Storberg play the position  at center, and use
this other man as a substitute, because of Stor­berg's  seemingly
superior ability to plunge through the opposing  line and break up the
plays.  After a few weeks of toil in practice, they met the University  of
C's Eleven in the first game of the season. The side-lines and  yard-lines
on Northrup Field, soon to become the scene of battle  between two human
machines of bone and sinew, lay in their star­ing  whiteness.  The
grand-stands at each end and side of the field were filled  to overflowing
with spectators and rooters of the respective  Elevens. The yell-leaders
were each coaching his band as to how  to render with the most appropriate
solemnity the yells and songs  for the occasion. The megaphones, in the
hands of enthusiastic  rooters, gave vent to deep-voiced, touching
exclamations of praise  or disgust. Pennants and colors were in great
evidence.  The teams were lined up for play. The University of C's
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THE MESSENGER b  Eleven had the kick-off. The air vibrated with the yells
of the  rooters.  M. had the ball, and by the brilliant line plunges of her
 back-field, gradually forged her way close to the goal line, but  C 's men
were giants of mould and mettle, so M. lost the  ball on the third down. 
The directions of the coaches were followed to the limit, but  the first,
half closed with neither side having scored and C's. ball  within two yards
of her own goal.  The rooters again resumed their everlasting din between
hal­ves,  vieing with each other in rooting for the individual members
 of their team.  Time was up and the second half begun with M at the 
kick-off. Smith, of C s. team, received the ball and carried it  back in a
sensational run to M : ' s forty-five yard line. Ralston  of C then took
the ball and was endeavoring to circle around  left end, when Storberg. by
a plunge through the line, got the ball  by forcing it out of his grasp and
made a dash for the goal. On  and on he sped, the rooters yelling
"touchdown!"—a mass at his  heels trying to overtake him. Every
muscle was tense; every eye  riveted on the fleeing figure of red and gray.
lie reached the thir­ty-  five yard line; one man stood in his way. It
was C 's quar­terback.  Storberg sped on, coming nearer and nearer to
his op­ponent.  His man was crouching for the tackle, when with a
dodg­ing  side-stepping trick. Storberg passed him and had a clear
field  for the goal. On and on he sprinted. To cross that single line of 
white, with the ball, was the object of his flight. Nearer and near­er
 he drew. The rooters yelled, "Touch-down!" drowning out  the official's
whistle. Meacham kicked goal, and the score stood  6 to 0, in favor of M ,
with twenty minutes left to play, and  bedlam reigning in M 's grand-stand.
 Only a few minutes were left in which to play. C. had  the ball and was on
M 's five-yard line. The rooters yelled,  "Stone-Wall!" The very air seemed
tense with suppressed ex­citement.  The ball was passed to full-back
on the first down; but  Storberg, by a heaving, plunging motion of his
herculean frame,  broke through and tackled him. The referee called ' '
Second down  and five yards to gain." Left half then took the ball for a
plunge  through right tackle, but was downed. "Third down and one  yard to
gain. '' Stone-Wall,'' was the word hurled across the side­lines 
through the megaphones.  The ball was passed; full-back took it and in one
mighty ef­fort  endeavored to plunge through right-guard,—but
Storberg  was there, N. W. A.,'12.
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6 THE MESSENGER  THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY.  O, I love the mountain valley 
Filled with thrills of chirping birds;  On every tree they rally  In little
fluttering herds.  O, I love its trees and flowers,  Tall pines,
forget-me-nots,—  Its rills and leafy bowers  Entwined by tangled
nots.  I love to pluck the flowerettes  That grow beside the stream;  On
little grassy jetts  I love to sit and dream.  O, the echoes of the valley,
 From hill to hill rebound  And fill the mountain valley  With sweet and
gladsome sound.  BERTRAM'S TALE.  lu the-engine-room of a mill were a few
men, seeking shelter  from the falling trees of the forest. Among them was
an old In­dian  named Bertram, who was fond of telling about the
country  as it was before the white man took possession. The wind did not 
abate and, while the men waited they started to " s w a p " stories.  Soon
it was the old Indian's turn, and this is what he told:  " I t was in the
good old days, before the mills were so thick  in this section. I started
out from the cabin, telling my squaw to  cook what she had for dinner, as I
did not think I would shoot  anything that morning. I walked down the hill,
at the foot of  which was the entrance to the forest. I had taken my gun,
in  case I should have a chance to get some fresh meat which we  needed. 
Walking aimlessly through the woods, I came to Bertram  Creek, and,
glancing across, saw a deer in front of a large fir  tree. Raising my gun,
I aimed and fired, but the deer never  moved, so, without changing the
position of my gun, I emptied all  of the five remaining bullels into the
deer. It never fell, and I  began to think some one had worked a practical
joke, so, rolling  up the legs of my overalls. I waded over, found that my
first bul­let  had passed through the deer's heart and into the tree.
As the  aim had not been changed, each bullet had passed through the  heart
into the tree, and the force had been such, and the aim so  perfect, that
there had been a leaden nail formed which reached  from the heart of the
deer into the tree, and held the deer in the  upright position.
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THE MESSENGER 7  "Putting the door over my shoulder, T carried it hack
across  the creek and, as 1 could carry it no farther, 1 decided to go home
 after my cart and horses. I started to unroll my overalls, when,  to my
surprise, fish began to fall out of the creases and, as I kept  unrolling
them, more fish fell out, till I had so many I couldn'i  possibly have
carried home my load. So, leaving !he Pish and deer  near the trail, I went
home, and soon came back with the horses  and cart.  "The roads were only
trails then and the horses were hitched  tandem style, with raw-hide
harness, and a cart just wide enough  to get through the trail. I rode the
front horse and trusted that  the second horse and the cart would get
through all right.  " I got off the horse and loaded the deer and fish into
the  cart, then, getting back on the horse, I started for home. When  I
reached the foot of the hill that I had to climb to reach the  cabin, it
started to rain. Looking back to see if I still had ray  load, I started up
the hill. It kept raining harder and harder, bu!  I kept right on. When I
reached the door, I jumped off the horse  and, looking back, saw the cart
sitting at the bottom of the hill,  with the harness still hitched to ii,
but the horses were at the door.  When it started to rain the raw-hide had
become wet, the harness  had stretched and, the cart having such a load,
had stayed at the  bottom of the hill."  The old Indian, when asked what he
did then, said : "I just  took the straps off the horses and hung them on a
stump, put the  horses in the barn and went in the house. Pretty soon it
stopped  raining, the sun came out and, as She harness dried, the cart came
 toward the cabin. When it reached the door I unloaded the stuff,  and we
had fresh deer meat for dinner and spring trout for sup­p  e r . "
writer has told the story of a man who, while making a  trip in foreign
lands, thought much of the pleasure he would give  his friends by telling
them of his experiences. But when he reach­ed  home, he found his
friends so much engrossed in their own  affairs that they would not hear
him. So, finally, he hired a man  by the hour to sit quietly and listen to
him.  Having no money left to employ a paid listener, and fearing  that my
friends might not take any too willingly to the martyr's  role, I have said
little since my return about my vacation experi­ences.  What longings
have filled my heart, however, for some­one  to whom I dared say, ' '
That reminds me of when I was down  at "; or, "You will be interested in
hearing " etc., I shall
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8 THE MESSENGER  not confess; nor shall I record here the feelings with
which I heard  the Editor say to-day, "Will you please write about your
vaca­tion  experiences for The Messenger?"  Long ago,—that is to
say, some time ago.—I was taught,  while undergoing an initiation
into the mysteries of the English  composition that one of the secrets of
good style is to leave some­thing  for the imagination of the reader.
Dear Reader, if any such  there be, you have here something to work upon. 
A writer, whom I hesitate to mention in student circles, won  immortal
renown by describing one of his trips in the classic, "I  came, I saw. I
conquered." A modern and recently adopted  American, has perpetuated his
name unto the ages by reporting  his railroad experiences as, "Off ag'in,
on ag'in, gone ag'in, Flan-nigan."  My own story might be condensed into, "
I went, I stay­ed  a-while, I came back." were it not for the feeling
that possibly  my remuneration for these services may be measured by the 
Rooseveltian standard of one dollar the word, in which case  silence would
not be golden, nor brevity the soul of wisdom. In  justice to all
concerned, however, it should be said that the Edi­tor  has laid no
restrictions upon me; not even saying, as one edi­tor  has been quoted
as replying to a reporter's request for in­structions:  "Tell the
truth, this ain't no lion business." Lacking  such instructions, I am able
to give the reader's imagination a  second helping.  My vacation
experiences were embraced within the limits of  a trip to Southern
California and back as 1o space, and from the  eighteenth of June to the
twenty-third of August as to time. Once  upon a time, when a man with
seventeen children, tried to nego­tiate  with a showman for the
privilege of taking the family in to  see the elephant, the showman, with a
keen appreciation of the  fitness of things, said: "Hold on! I'll bring the
elephant out to  see the family!''  My entire family accompanied me on the
trip, yet its size is  such that I am confident of my right to say that
"we" went to  see California. The experience was an interesting one to me,
be­cause  it was the realization of a childhood's dream. Growing up 
in an interior state, with no more of travel than falls to the lot of  the
average farmer boy in a family which has a fixed habitation;  yet with the
opportunity to gratify to some extent a hunger for  books and reading, I
early developed a strong desire to "see Cali­fornia.  ''  Friends and
neighbors "moved" occasionally to that far-off  region, and one of the
pleasant incidents of my vacation was re­newing  acquaintances at
Santa Barbara and elsewhere with some  of the good country neighbors and
playmates of thirty years ago.
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THE MESSENGER 'J  One of the interesting experiences of a "newcomer" who
has  spent his previous years in a staid Eastern community is to
real­ize  that so large a percentage of his new neighbors, like
himself,  "have come from somewhere." This seems as true of California  as
of Washington.  California, therefore, was new to me. I had never seen it
be­fore.  New, also, was the mighty sweep of the Pacific westward,  as
its billows rolled in from their journey of 7,000 miles. But two  things
troubled me, somewhat. One was the fact that "the top  of the map" wouldn't
locate the north star and, consequently, I  was somewhat mortified to find
that, frequently, when I'd "look  away across the sea," in the supposed
direction of the Orient, I'd  see some decidedly American hills in view.
The other annoying  thing was the unlearning of the etmological lesson of
long ago,  that pax, pacis, pacific, signifies "peace." On neither voyage,
up  nor down, were we troubled by a violent storm, but "upheavals"  were
sufficient to lead us to believe that Neptune has in the Pa­cific  no
ground for complaint. And after a novice has had point­ed  out to him
the scenes of the tragedies of the ill-fated Valencia  and the Rio Janeiro,
he listens with interest, when, in the dark­ness  of the night, he is
roused from sleep by the solemn and fre­quent  sounding of the
fog-horn.  One of the most interesting features of a trip to Europe, or 
even to New England, is the opportunity to visit literary shrines;  the
places immortalized by the residence of the great makers of  literature or
its great characters. No less surely has the world-famed  harbor of San
Francisco, with its '' Golden Gate,'' obtained  a place in the imagination
of man. Few ships enter the Bay of  San Francisco, and few leave, whose
passengers do not throag the  decks to catch a first or last glimpse of
that charming ensemble  of water and land, of hill and sand-dune, of cliff
and dashing  wave, of houses and groves, of smokestack and Mission cross. A
 few ask in disappointment, "Where is the gate?" but to the ma­jority 
the view is one of the most charming in any land.  The stranger's interest,
however, does not die with his en­trance  into the great harbor. San
Francisco herself, the appar­ently  helpless plaything of the giant
forces of earth, of the de­vouring  flames and of that human vulture,
the spoilsman, proves  none the less absorbing. San Franciscans shun all
mention of  "the quake." They feel the humiliation of their graft
expos­ures  and condonement trials. But as they watch the tourist's 
wonder grow as he begins to comprehend the stupendous building  operations
of the last four years, they warm with pride over '' the  fire." There are
a few places, however, where "the quake"  comes in for its deserts. Out at
Palo Alto, the seat of the great
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10 THE MESSENGER  Leland Stanford, Jr., University, in the cracked walls,
fallen  arches and demolished Memorial Church bear mute testimony to  the
great architectural tragedy.  The Puget Sound country endeavors to
appropriate the  phrase, "playground of America," and in scenic features
none  dares dispute her claim. But she lacks the warm sun and warm  sea
waters which enable Southern California to contest her title-  That
wonderful city, Los Angeles, is some twenty miles from  the seashore, but
when her hundreds of thousands of people, and  the ever-present,
ever-changing tourist army, afternoons, eve­nings,  Sundays, Saturdays
and holidays, flock to the miles and  miles of neighboring beaches, one
feels that here is a region cos­mopolitan,  a meeting-place of the
nations, a play-ground for the  world.  The Eastern tourist, after
traversing the hot, dusty plains of  Nevada or Arizona, is delighted with
the occasional areas ot  green, the groves of orange, lemon and peach. But
to the trav­eller  from the North, the one whose eyes are accustomed
to look  upon the restful, refreshing foliage of the Evergreen State,
Cali­fornia,  in the summer season at leas!, is disappointing.  And
thus, while he may bear away pleasant memories of gen­erous 
hospitality of citizens, high admiration of constructive en­terprise, 
restful and yet invigorating contact with warm waters  under sunny skies,
refreshing alternatives of green groves with  brown or barren wastes, he
comes back to the land of the tower­ing  fir and the matchless
rhododendron, of snow-capped peaks  and mirror lakes; of dashing streams,
gem-decked bays and une­qualled  sunsets, thankful for the opportunity
of living amid such  scenes and thus, through rest of body and peace of
mind, blessed  by his vacation experiences.  FEANK DEERWESTER.  *•*
meeting of the National Educational Associa­tion,  in Boston, those
having the meeting in charge advertised  Boston as a most fitting place for
the teachers of the country to  gather together. I heard a lady from
Philadelphia object to this  statement which, by the way, many of the
speakers used to intro­duce  their speeches, saying that Boston was
not the center of  learning, and that her historical and educational
advantages were  not greater than those of many other cities, mentioning
Phila­delphia  as an example.  Be that as it may, the teachers of
Boston made these old his­toric  spots very attractive to her
visitors. It's about some of
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THE MESSENGER 11  the things they did for us I am going to write, rather
than about  the real work of the convention. I just want to say in passing 
that the most noteworthy feature of the Association, was the  election of
Mrs. Ella Fiagg Young as its president.  The Fourth of July celebration was
planned with reference  to visiting teachers. There were two attractive
features. In the  morning there was a parade of the school children of
Boston.  They had worked out the periods of United States history in 
floats, some of which were very unique.  In the afternoon was President
Taft's address at the Har­vard  Stadium. He began his address by
saying he was delighted  to see us, etc.  There were the usual receptions,
one in particular for Mrs.  Young; the usual concerts and lectures.  They
planned walking parties to visit the old landmarks in  the city. These were
very delightful, in spite of the heat. Our  party was very fortunate to
have for a guide the President of the  Historical Society, who is a Boston
teacher and a thoroughly de­lightful  woman. These parties were all
conducted by teachers  from the Boston schools. These trips included visits
to the old  burying grounds. There are three of these: King's Chapel
bury­ing  grounds is the oldest; was established about the time of the
 settlement, and contains tombs of many Colonial families. The  Granary
contains tombs dating from 1660. Here are found tombs  and graves of Samuel
Adams, James Otis. John Hancock, Paul  Kevere, Peter Faneuil and many
others of distinction and inter­est.  The Kopp's Hill was the second
burial place established. It  was first used for interment in 1660. The
Superintendent of these  grounds has written histories of the people buried
there. He re­lated  very many interesting stories of them.  "We also
visited the famous Old South Meeting House. Those  wearing the N. E. A.
badge were admitted free of charge. The  present building was built in
1729. The place is used as a mu­seum  of historical relics. It is
owned by the Old South Preserva­tion  Committee, composed of
twenty-five Boston women. We  were then taken to the Old North Church or
Christ's Church, as  it is commonly called. We sat in a pew and cooled off
while the  sexton told us the history of the church. He showed us the kind 
of lantern which hung in the steeple on the night of Paul Re­vere's 
famous ride. The church is still used as a place of wor­ship.  We were
taken to the old State House,—also the new one,—  Paul Revere's
home, Faneuil Hall and many other old land­marks.  Then there were
excursions to out-of-town points of interest.  One day we went to
Lexington, Concord and Sleepy Hollow. We
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12 THE MESSENGER  passed the homes of Emerson and Louisa M. Alcott. At
Lexing­ton  our guide showed us the battle field and the position of
ihe  Minute Men. At Concord we lunched at a Colonial Inn, a build­ing 
used hy the American forces as a store house. Here we saw  the Old North
Bridge, the Battleground, the graves of the Brit­ish  soldiers, and
the statue of the Minute Men.  There were other excursions to Plymouth
Rock, to Salem, to  Harvard College, to Elmwood, and many oilier places of
histori­cal  interest.  I cannot speak too highly of the courtesy and
attention  shown us by the teachers and citizens of Boston.  M. D.  SENIOE
NOTES.  The Senior Class of the B. S. N. S. were at home to the School  and
Faculty on the evening of October 22, 1910. The Senior re­ception  has
become one of the annual affairs of the School, and  the present Class
outdid the former Classes by their genial hos­pitality  to Students
and Faculty.  The rooms in which the Class entertained were yery prettily 
and artistically decorated with sprays of Oregon grapes,  branches of
Autumn leaves and chrysanthemums.  Dainty refreshments were served in Miss
Hay's room, which  was lighted by candles, the artistic holders of which
were made  by the Senior girls in the Art department. The tables were
be­decked  with clusters of grapes and Autumn leaves.  The blackboards
of the
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THE MESSENGER 13  little sketches by Miss Tloglc. representing popular
songs. In  hidden nooks were found names of the Faculty in "Senior
hiero­glyphics."  Mr. Stark and his orchestra of Normal students
furn­ished  delightful music during the evening. Miss Busby, who has 
recently come to the Senior Class from an Iowa Normal, rendered  several
charming selections.  Party favors were tiny pennants of the Normal colors,
with  the Class number upon them. A GUEST.  Miss Florence Plumb has been
visiting at her home in Seattle.  We are glad to report that Miss Lee
Dickson is able to walk  again. Miss Dickson sprained her ankle several
weeks ago.  Pearl Hightower spent several days at her home in Seattle  this
week.  The Seniors "got acquainted." not only with themselves at  their
informal little party the first of the month, but with a  couple of Juniors
as well. The rest of the Junior Class was en­tertained  by the Seniors
on Schome Hill. The Seniors and Jun­iors,  with the possible exception
of two of them, enjoyed them­selves  immensely, and hope that another
opportunity will be given  them to show their commendable spirit of
generosity.  Out Basketball girls have begun their regular practices. Miss 
Abercrombie tells us that the turn-out and material promises well  for the
glory of the Seniors. We certainly accept Adelaide's  statements when
basketball is the subject in question.  •  HEART THROBS.  With hair
disheveled, unkempt,  Eyes burning, and aching head,  A maiden sits through
the sma' wee hours  Cramming History of Ed.  "Cram! —cram!
—cram!  For the wicked there is no rest,"  She sighs, and eats a
chunk of fudge;  "Tomorrow we have a test."  Cram! —cram!
—cram!  While daylight dawns in the East.  And
cram!—cram!—cram!—  Both fudge and facts are the feast. 
And it's "Oh! to be a bird  And fly to the farthest West!"  For the saddest
song that ever was heard  Is 'Tomorrow we have a test!"  So she looked up
all the Schools  That lived in the years gone by,  And the men and their
favorite rules;  The "where," the "when," the "why!"  Cram! —cram!
—cram!—  'Till she thought her task was done—  But of all
the questions she had crammed  He asked her—never a one!
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14 THE MESSENGER  JUNIOR NOTES  Oh! Seniors dear  And did you hear  The
news that's going 'round.  The Juniors have you beat a block— 
They've run you to the ground.  The other eve  The Junior Class  A party
they did give,  And, Seniors, you shan't ever know  What things the Juniors
did.  —N. A. C, '12.  •  Myrtle Egtvet, while spending the
week-end at her home in  Seattle, attended the Queen Anne-Broadway game. 
Esther Franson spent the week-end with her parents in Se­attle.  Miss
Felt (in Junior Class observation)—How would you  rather be executed;
as Mary, Queen of Scots, or Joan of Arc.  Class (in unison)—As Mary,
Queen of Scots.  Miss F.—No, that's not right, for a hot steak is
better than a  cold chop.  The Junior basketball team has been organized.
Those turn­ing  out are: Anna Hadeen, center; Lucile Nicols and Era
Frank­lin,  forward; Lillian Cook and Miss Crossman, guards; Era
Frank­lin  was elected manager. With Mr. Bond as coach, we ought to 
do some good work. Get busy, Juniors!
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THE MESSENGER 15  FRESHMAN NOTES.  On Wednesday, October 19, at Students'
Hour, a meeting of  the First Years was called for the purpose of Class
Organization.  The following officers were elected :  President Mr. Gubbins
 Vice-President Mr. Odle  Secretary-Treasurer Mr. Lidell  Sergeant-at-Arnis
Mr. Vandermei  The Class teachers are Miss Dawson and Mr. Moodic.  Mr.
Sloan was appointed by President as Chairman of Con­stitutional 
Committee to revise and act upon old constitution; or  if necessary, to
draw up a new one.  In order that members of the Class might become better
ac­quainted,  it was suggested that we have a party in the near
fu­ture.  Miss Allen was appointed as Chairman of entertainment 
committee.  A Committee on Class Colors was also appointed.  In meeting on
October 26th no report was given by Commit­tee  on Constitution.  Miss
Allen reported favorably for a party and Class voted on  Friday, November
4th, as the most convenient time.  Orange and black were closen as the
Class Colors.  The matter of a girls' basketball team was discussed. It was
 decided to let the girls who desired to play list their names on  bulletin
board. A number of girls responded and also a number  of boys of other
Classes, desiring to be conspicous, added their  names to the list and some
were so persistent after fame that they  added their names a second time
after they were scratched out  the first time.  • • •  A
FOOTBALL COURTSHIP.  I.  Autumn maiden  Full of fun;  Football player, 
Chapter one.  II.  Maiden waves a flag of blue  From the grand-stand—
 Chapter two.  III.  Foot-ball player turns to see;  Down he tumbles—
 Chapter three.  IV.  Lost some hair and what is more  Lost his
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16 THE MESSENGER  That's Chapter four.  V.  And he says as surgeon mends, 
"I've won my goal," and that's the end  Except there'll be a wedding soon 
And then a happy honeymoon.—Ex.  A little boy went into a drug store
and asked for some pills.  "Anti-bilious?" inquired the clerk.  "No;
uncle," said the boy.  •  A small girl went into a store for some red
dress goods. She  knew what color she wanted but could not make the clerk
under­stand.  Finally she turned and went out into the street, where 
she stopped an old man. "Will you please come with me a min­u  t e ? "
she said. Bringing him to 1 he dress goods counter, she  said triumphantly:
" I t ' s just the color of this gentleman's  nose."  •  E. F.
(Cupid) was heard complaining that she couldn't play  her role any more
since her bow (or beau) was stolen.  •  "There is no good in the
devil." Proof: Drop the " d " in  spelling his name and you have " e v i l
" ; drop the " e " and you  have " v i l " (long sound of i ) ; drop the "
i " and you have " 1 "  (giving the sound as in cockney English) and you
have what  Billy Sunday calls H-E-L-L. Here's the devil from A to Z. Devil 
—Evil—Vile—111—Hell.  •  Mr. Bever (in
English History)—"What was the attitude of  Henry toward Thomas a
Becket, Mr. Holcombe?"  Mr. Holcombe—"Why, he was very sorry after he
died."  *  Mrs. Figgers (with newspaper)—"Do you know, Henry, that 
every time you draw your breath somebody dies ? ''
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THE MESSENGER 17  Mr. Figgers—"Well, I'm sorry; but I can't help it.
If I  quit drawing my breath I'll die, too !"  •  "Do you know that a
gaseous emanation from radium is  transformed into helium, Miss Elderly?" 
"Now, Mr. Jinks. I'll just bet you are talking love to me in 
Latin."—Ex.  •  Mrs. Thatcher (to Section C)—"What are
you singing over  here?"  Answer (from Section A)—"Terrible!"  WANT
ADS.  Wanted:—To take advanced zoology course this semester.— 
D. D. and T.  Wanted:—To know why some of 1hc Junior girls are so
anx­ious  to meet the "Lord."  Wanted—To know what kind of gum
A. II. invests in.  Wanted:—Exact information as to the best way to
get "nick­e  l s " (Nichols)—Apply to N. A., Jr. Class. 
Wanted:—To learn how to dance.—E. P.  Wanted:—To know
wh}' A. R. always helps N. C. get her  books out of her locker. 
Wanted:—Some one to write "See Me" on plans for Miss  Drake. She is
much overworked in that line.  Wanted (by the Seniors) :—Knowledge of
the postal laws.  Wanted:—To know who belongs to " t h a t "
smile.—C. L.  Wanted:—To engage the same locker next
year.—N. A. 0. R.  Wanted:—To find a good shoe store.—A.
R.  Information Given:—Everyone should have an "Aim"—er— 
two in school.—L. N.  For Sale—.-Cheap! Hair ornaments. Special
line of scarlet  bands.—Row Guinneas.  Wanted:—Short stories
for The Messenger.  Wanted:—To know why L. N. studies so hard after
school.  Wanted—Some one to call me dearie.—M. F. 
Wanted:—To learn how to sing bass.—A. R.  Note—We wonder
why?  •  "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"  Said one of our best
poets: —  But a "gallant youth" at the Normal  Is a prize and the
girls all know it.  —M. P. '12.
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18 THE MESSENGER  I send this message thru' pity  To one that is dear to
me,  In hopes that a Senior laddie  Buys "Herpicide" in
quantities.—Jr.  *•*  She—"Why do they .always cheer when
a fellow is hurt in a  football game?"  He—"So the girls can't hear
what he's saying."—Ex.  •  Our Normal is so large  And the
Seniors are so small,  That the Juniors have an awful time  Escorting them
through the hall.  —M. F., '12.  •  Applicant at. the Golden
Gate—"Pray, let me i n ."  St. Peter—"Hast thou fulfilled the
commandments and done  good without ceasing?"  Applicant—"From my
earliest recollections."  St. Peter—"Didst thou subscribe for The
Messenger?"  Applicant—"No; I read the other fellow's."  St.
Peter—"Go below!"  •  HEARD IN ENGLISH HISTORY.  Mr. B
(discussing the church of England)—"There was a  bishop, and in this
bishop was a cathedral."  Miss B. (discussing the court system)—"They
were fined  for breeches of promise."  After this Mr. Bever remarked that
he thought a Messenger  correspondent might be getting some material.  V  A
wise old owl lived in an oak.  The more he heard the less he spoke.  The
less he spoke the more he heard,  Why aren't we all more like this bird. 
•  Girl—"Miss Gottlieb, your medicine is no good."  Miss
G.—"Did you buy the peroxide for a gargle?"  Girl—"No."  Miss
G.—"Did you buy that quinine?"  Girl—"No."  Miss
G.—"W-e-1-1 !"  You can imagine how Miss G. said " W e l l !" 
•  Miss B. (to American History Class)—"You might just as  well
talk to a block of wood as to a block-head."
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THE MESSENGER 19  Clifford's heart is in a whirl  At the sight of any girl;
 Be she young or be she old  She to him is just like gold.  •  Heard
in a Class Meeting—"The committee on basket ball; is  she
here?"—G.  •  Mr. Philippi (in Physics T)—"Miss Prichard.
you may put  problem three on the side board."  •  Modern
Shakespeare:—"How much did Romey owe?"  "That depends on how much
July et."  •  He who knows, and knows that he knows. He is a Senior. 
Revere him!  He who knows and knows not that he knows. He is a Junior. 
Honor him!  He who knows not and knows he knows not. He is a
Sopho­more.  Pity him!  He who knows not and knows not he knows not.
He is a  Freshman.  Shun him!  The Choral Club of this year appeared for
the first time in  public at the musical program given at Assembly hour,
Friday.  October 28. The girls were greeted with hearty and enthusiastic 
applause and being unable to satisfy the Assembly with two num­bers, 
were called back to repeat the second number, by a special  request from
Dr. Mathes. The enthusiasm shown by the student  body as a whole speaks
louder than any written praise that can  be given the Club,
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20 THE MESSENGER  STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION.  Report of regular meeting held
September 28th. 1910.  Board advanced $76.50 to Mr. Holcombe to pay the
expenses  of the football team on its trip to Tacoma, on condition that,
the  University of Puget Sound reimburse Mr. Holcombe the same  amount
after the game had been played.  Messrs. Rogers. Heath and Gibson were
appointed on the  Boys' Entertaiument Committee.  The application of Miss
Victoria Thibert for the position of  Business Manager of The Messenger, to
succeed Mr. Becker, was  accepted by the Board.  Misses Rexroth, Caldwell
and Gray were appointed as a com­mittee  to see about a School pin. 
Salary and store bills to the extent of $1,168.72, were allowed.  At
regular meeting held October 5th—  Mr. Johnson allowed $7.50 for
exlra help in the store for the  month of September.  Mr. Deerwester
authorized to join our Business Manager in  drawing up a contract with Mr.
Irish for printing The Messenger.  Owing to a misunderstanding the game
with University of  Puget Sound was not played. Mr. Holcombe's report of
the ex­penses  of the team—$68.50—approved. Mr. Holcombe
refunded  balance of $8.00.  Mr. Whipple was authorized 1o investigate the
misunder­standing  with the University, and see why the game was not 
played.  Mr. Johnson's Summer School report accepted.  Special meeting held
October 8th.  Mr. Holcombe was authorized to draw $60.00 from the
gen­eral  fund to defray expenses of the Broadway games.  At regular
meeting held October 12th—  Mr. Holcomb 's reported of the Broadway
game accepted. Mr.  Plolcombe returns $16.90 as a balance of the $60
allowed.  The Treasurer was authorized to pay to the State Normal  School
$159.54, for text books.  At regular meeting held October 19th— 
Board decided to arrange for the taking of an Xmas offering  for the
Tulalip Indian School.  Store bills to the extent of $87.89 were allowed. 
At regular meeting held October 26th—  Athletic Manager's report for
the Bellingham High game ac­cepted.  Store bills to the extent of
$27.14 were allowed.  Adjournment.
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THE MESSENGER 21  HISTORY CLUB.  The History Club has been holding its
regular meetings every  Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bever.
There are  twenty members enrolled and they are all enthusiastically
work­ing.  At present each member is preparing the history of their 
home town or surrounding country, or perhaps the sketch of same  man
prominent in the Northwest. October 12th. Elsie Gabbert  gave a sketch of
Harvey Scott, who recently died, and is promi­nent  in the history of
Portland, Oregon. October 19th, Olga Olson  gave a history of Bainbridge
Island, and October 2( gt;th, Gertrude  Gabbert gave the life and
expeditions of Ezra Meeker.  • • •  Y. W. C. A.  The
regular weekly meeting of the Y. W. 0. A. on Thursday,  October 20Lh, was
on Conference Echoes with Miss Violet Parkec  as leader. The meeting was
followed by a soial time at which re­freshments  were served and about
one hundred girls received into  membership, making a total of 145.  Next
Thursday, November 3rd, we hope to have the Rev. Mr.  Macartney a t our Y.
W. C. A. meeting io tell us about the World's  Conference of Missions which
was held in Edinburgh last sum­mer.  One day last week each member of
the Y. W. C. A. of the Nor­mal  School was the happy recipient of an
artistic invitation, bear­ing  the suggestive Jack-o-Lantern face and
these mysterious  words—  "Vampires and Jack-o-Lanterns jolly,  Bid
you unto All-Hallow's folly!  Hither come by dark o'moon!  You cannot join
the fun too soon!"  Gymnasum, Oct. 28, 8 p. m."  And there they all
assembled—ghosts, witches, hobgoblin.*  and the rest—and
enjoyed one of the happiest parties of the sea­son.  If you don't
belong to the Y. W. C. A. you don't know what  you missed.  The Mission
Study Committee offers a most attractive course  in that work for this
year. Listen!! Doesn't this sound interest­ing?  ''The Sunrise
Kingdom," led by Miss Hillis; "Korea,"  with Miss Lucy Norton, Miss Carrie
George and Miss Caldwell as  leaders; "South America," with Emma Rexroth,
and "Princely  Men of the Heavenly Kingdom,'' under the leadership of
Geneva  Johnson.  We are proud to tell you that we have one hundred and
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22 THE MESSENGER  girls engaged in active, systematic Bible Study. But we
want  more. Are you not interested in studying "The Life of Christ,"  "The
Life of Paul." "Old Testament Heroes," or "The Old Testa­ment  by
Books?" See the poster.  • • •  ALKASIAH.  Several weeks
ago the members of the Alkasiah Society  planned to give a party. This plan
was carried out on Tuesday  evening, October the twenty-fifth, when a crowd
of young people  were ushered into the Faculty Room by a silent but awe
inspiring  ghost.  The room was prettily decorated with yellow crepe paper
and  Autumn leaves. On the mantel were several jolly looking
jack-o-lanterns.  When the lights were turned low, the room, with its
decora­tions,  made a very pleasing Hallowe'en picture.  The evening
was spent in telling fortunes, playing games and  telling weird ghost
stories.  Apples, doughnuts, and marshmallows, toasted before the 
fireplace, were enjoyed by the guests.  After one last story all departed,
declaring that they had  enjoyed one of the most delightful of Hallowe'en
parties.  • • •  PIIILOMATHEANS.  On the evening of
October 6th, the Philomathean Literary So­ciety  held their second
meeting and gave a very interesting col­lege  program, followed by a
business meeting and the initiation  of the new members. The following were
welcomed into the So­ciety:  Misses Inez Gibson, Geneva Johnson, Grace
Devereaux,  Gertrude Scott, Johnson, Anna Bachman, George Birney,
Gilbert-son,  Mr. and Mrs. Gibson, Mr. Sherwood and Mr. Lidell.  The next
meeting was held October 20th, and the following  program presented: 
PROGRAM.  Duet Virginia Mathes, Dorothy Deerwester  Roll Call—
Members answering with quotations about Autumn  Debate—Resolved, That
Organized Labor is more detrimental to the  Country Than Organized
Capital—Affirmative, Mr. Lidell; Nega­tive,  Mr. Whipple. 
Recitation (Humorous) Miss Opal Spinning  Questions to Be Settled by Our
State at the Coming Election  Miss Scott  National Questions To Be Settled
Miss Flowers  Instrumental Solo Miss Laura Mellish
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TEE MESSENGER 23  The program was well given and showed good work. The 
debate was won by the negative speaker, Mr. Whipple.  Last week the new
Philomathean bulletin board made its pub­lic  appearance. It is very
suggestive and does credit to the  makers.  At the next meeting. Thursday.
November 3rd. a Field-Rilcy  program will be given. The Philomatheans are
planning for sev­eral  festivities in the future.  • •
•  THE JOYS OF SCHOOL DAYS.  (Apologies to R. B.)  Oh, our school
days' prime vigor! No spirit feels waste,  Not a muscle is stopped in its
playing, nor sinew unbraced.  Oh, the climb to the Normal! The leaping up
steps made of rock,  The fast rushing of feet through the hallway in a race
with the clock,  And the plunge in the Training Department—the bad
hoys all there,  With their sulkiness making the teacher jump out of his
chair.  Then the meal to be had in the Girls' Hall—the price is a
dime—  There's none ever left on the table despite the short time; 
And the sleep in the History of Ed Class—it's needless to tell  That
the instructor is wont to go warbling so softly and well.  How good is this
life, the mere living! How fit to employ  All the time and the brain of the
senseless forever—O, joy!  Miss Rossie Elzey, '10, is teaching at
Chehalis.  Miss Mary DuBois, '09, is teaching again this year at LaCon-ner.
 Eoyal Niles is attending Whitman College.  Miss Winona Williams is
teaching the 4th grade in the Fern-dale  school.  Miss Edith Fouts, '01,
and Mr. George M. Dress, of New York  City, were married in Bellingham Oct.
11th, by Rev. Father Fer-land,  of the Church of the Assumption.  The
Misses Bessie Prickman and Lucy Crockman, '09, are  teaching in Olympia. 
Herbert Studebaker, '10, is teaching at Laurel.
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24 THE MESSENGER  The Misses Juanita Ambrose and Betsey Stenberg. '10, are 
teaching in the Bellingham schools.  Miss Margaret Bird is teaching again
this year in the Pri­mary  Department of the school at Monroe.  Miss
Margaret Walton, '10. is teaching in her home town,  •Snohomish. 
Miss Josephine Augustine is teaching near Monroe.  Miss Esther Parkyn, '30,
teaches at Hillyard, near Spokane.  Mrs. Grant Conley, nee Goldie Brown,
who was married last  winter, resides at Williston, North Dakota. Mrs.
Conley will be  remembered as being the author of a book off verses,
entitled  "Heart Songs."  Miss Bessie McDowell is teaching the South Sultan
school.  Miss Gertrude Thompson is teaching at Silver Lake.  Miss May
Pillman, '05, was married this summer and resides  in Seattle.  Miss Clara
Garrison is teaching at Belleville.  Miss Katie Westley is teaching the
Primary Department of  the Marsh school, near Everett.  Mr. Herbert Stinson
is supervisor of a consolidated district in  Lewis County.  Miss Mary Piltz
is teaching at Lowell.  Miss Elsie Phillippi is teaching six miles from
Walla Walla.  She has four pupils and is reported to be almost "worked to 
death."  Miss Mary Smith has a school near Walla Walla.  Miss Florence
Currier, '10, is leaching the Sixth Grade in the  Ellensburg Public
Schools.  The Misses Ethel Nichols and Frances DesAulniers, both  members
of the class of '10, are teaching at Arlington.  Miss Grace Armstrong, '10,
has a position in the Blaine  schools.  Miss Annie Bowie, '10, is teaching
in the City Schools at Gold-endale,  and her sister, Miss Margaret, '10, is
working in the Coun­ty  Superintendent's office at the same place. 
Miss Emma Currier, '09, was married last June to Winifred  Burch, a
prominent business man of Ellensburg.  Miss Audrey Arline Carnine and Mr.
Albert LeEoy Chapman  were married at Kalama, Wash., October 30th.  Miss
Bess Nichols, '10, is teaching at Leban, Wash.  Miss Elizabeth Hemphill,
'10, who is teaching at Auburn,  spent the week end of October 14th
visiting here with Hedwig  Utzinger.  Misses Laura Souders and Ethel Agen,
both '10 graduates,
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THE MESSENGER 25  are located at Woodland, Wash., where Ethel Gerding, '09.
is  teaching also.  A Bellingham visitor this month was Miss Ethel Nichols,
'10,  who has a position in the Arlington schools.  •  "There, but
for the grace of God, goes Jonathan Edwards."  —Jonathan Edwards, on
seeing a criminal passing to his. fate  "Not one of us but might look at
any fallen fellow-being and say:  'There, but for the grace of a myriad of
accidental circumstances,  goes myself.' "—Charles Erskine Scott
Wood.  A PLEA.  We know not, in life's humble way,  The force which blunts
cur brother's lance;  Men's souls striving in agony  Against the walls of
circumstance:  Have Charity.!  We dream not of heredity's bonds  That bind
and bruise our fellow-men,  We see but halting, stumbling steps  As they
confront the world again:  Have Charity!  Be not thou, then, a pharisee 
Boasting of thine immunity,  We—creatures all,— of
circumstance,  Must needs pray all for Charity!  —Goldie Wreston
Brown.  V V %*  CALENDAR.  Oct. 5.—Heap big powwow in Normal camp at
Students' H o u r -  Football Rally—  Did we whisper? Oh, no.  Did we
talk? Yes, some.  Did we sing? Just a few.  Did we yell? Well, rather. 
Oct. 6.—Miss Baker lectures on Equal Suffrage. Cheer up, we  may vote
yet.  Oct. 8.—Broadway High Boys visit the Dormitory. Was
every­thing  happy? Well, I guess.  Our boys put their lives on the
altar for the Normal.  For once in a lifetime there are nearly enough boys
to go  around at dinner.  On this rainy night Our Dean returns.  Quiet
reins once again at the Hall.  Oct. 10.—Lecture course on "How to E a
t " "begins to s t a r t " at  Edens Hall. The mystery of the bread and
butter plate  is explained in full.
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26 TEE MESSENGER  Sedate Seniors are somewhat surprised when. Jovial
Jun­iors  journey up Sehome Hill—Thrilling capture made— 
Which stairs did Myrtle fall down?  Oct. 11.—Joking Juniors swipe the
wrong penant from Assembly  —Naughty!  Dr. Stanton Coit lectures. 
Oct. 12.—Miss Lawrence entertains at dinner  The Normal cooks
distinguish themselves.  Oct. 13.—In search of information. Mr.
Decrwester gives a Psy­chology  test.  More etiquette at the
Hall—The Seniors (poor dears)  hear how to play " p a " and " m a ." 
Oct. 14.—Assembly.  The Juniors try to be funny.  To do something
classy and bright,  To see 1hem all so neatly quelcbed  Was certainly a
sight.  (How did they get it down?)  The Tenth Grades enjoy themselves by
entertaining and  feeding themselves  Oct. 15.—Our gridiron heroes
take a trip to Seattle—Cheer up!  the worst is yet to come.  Once
more again our instructors enjoy themselves Avhen  three of the ladies
entertain. It behooves the students  to get busy. The faculty is certainly
setting a hot pace  in the social line.  Sunday, Oct. 16.—Dinner is
served. Edens Hall dines in some  style!  Oct. 17.—Mrs. Frances
Ileadlee talkes with lantern slides on Ha-wawii—  Lets save up our
money and go.  Why this unwonted activity in the region of the rest  room?
Why this rush? Why this scurry? —The final  roundup for physical
exam, of High School, and recreant  Seniors, takes place!  Oct.
18.—The Board of Trustees presents a fine picture of Mr.  Edens to
the school—The Senior girls begin to "do  things" in the basket ball
line.  Oct. 19.—First penant raising on campus by Seniors.  Oct.
20.—Henry East, by mistake, recognizes a Normal girl—Said  girl
carried away on a stretcher.  Oct. 21.—The Juniors gave a party.  The
feed failed to arrive.  Who swiped that Junior ice cream?  I t ' s not hard
to decide.
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THE MESSENGER 27  Oct. 22.—Big game at the Fair Grounds—Our
eapiain gets excit­ed.  The Seniors give reception to faculty and
students.  Oct. 24.—After careful deliberation and serious thought,
as well  as much discussion, we are allowed time to cat at noon.  Oct.
25—The Alkasiah Club gives a jolly Hallowe'en party—Who  was
the ghost? The boys certainly had a close shave.  Oct. 26.—Mr.
DeGross forgets to wear his striped sweater—Five  inmates of the Hall
are found in a dead swoon.  Miss Hayes talks on Nazimova—Tears are
everywhere in  evidence.  Oct. 27.—For recreation Mr. Deerwester
gives a History oi! E-.l.  test. Weeping and Hashing of teeth among the
Seniors.  Oct. 28.—Students' program in Assembly.  The Y. W. girls
give a Hallowe'en frolic. We are sorry,  boys,, but this is one time when
you're not invited.  Oct. 29.—Alarge(?) crowd climbs Mt. Chuckanut. 
We occupy choice seats in the Normal box and enjoy Naz­imova.  Oct.
30.—Five of the boys call at the Dorm. Mr. Becker's flirta­tion 
with a certain young lady is the feature of the eve­ning.  The
football season is at its heighth now all aver the country  and no little
interest is being shown in this sport at the Normal.  The boys are still
turning out regularly for practice, and although  they have been defeated
in the three games they have played, yet  they have put up a fine game in
every case. There is no bright  and shining star on the team such as we had
last year, but the gen­eral  line-up is far superior to that of last
year. The line is strong  and holds its own with any team the Normal has
played this year.  The forward pass which is being used a great deal this
year, has  not been mastered by the Normal team,, a fact that is due to
insuf­ficient  time and men for practice. The boys are playing with a
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28 TEE MESSENGER  class of stronger teams this year than ever before, and
consider­ing  the difficulties Ihey encounter in putting out a team,
they are  doing remarkably well.  Games with Whitworth College, Everett,
and the local High  are talked of, but as yet no definite schedule has been
made.  • • •  Royal Niles, Avho was captain and star
halfback of the Normal  team last year, is making a great name for himself
on the Whit­man  College eleven. In the game with the U. of W. on Oct.
27, he  did great work forward passing and kicking, and executed a
clev­er  drop kick for goal within one minute after the game started. 
The Normal school friends of Mr. Niles are proud of the show­ing  he
is making in college football.  •  BROADWAY HIGH. 29; BELLINGITAM
NORMAL, 0.  On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Normal eleven met defeat at the  hands
of the fast Broadway High 1eam of Seattle. The game  occurred at the local
fair grounds and the gridiron was a verita­ble  sea of mud,
consequently the players were treated to a fine  mud-bath, and because of a
wet ball and slippery field, good play­ing  was almost impossible. 
Broadway kicked off to the Normal and Brenizer got the ball  and worked his
way back to the center of the field before being  downed. It was the
longest gain made by the Normal team, for  they were clearly outclassed and
were placed on the defensive  throughout the entire game . They put up a
plucky fight, however,  and were always in the game to the very last
whistle.  Broadway resorted to loose plays and used the forward pass 
successfully a number of times. They had an excellent interfer­ence, 
which made their end runs good ground-gainers. The result  was five
touchdowns, two goals and a safety for Broadway  bringing their score up to
29.  The Normal line-up: Odle. c.; Marshall, r. g.; Sloan, r, t.;  Fritz,
Krouse, r. e.; Tidball, 1. t.: Thomas, 1. e.; Copenhaver, 1. e.;  Cade,
Johns, q. b.; Gubbins, Cade, r. h.; East, f. b.: Brenizer, 1. h.  • 
QUEEN ANNE HIGH, 20; NORMAL, 0.  On Saturday, October 15, the Normal eleven
played the Queen  Anne eleven at Seattle. For the first quarter the score
stood 0  to 0 in favor of the Normal, for our boys had the better of the
ar­gument.  The Normal line was stronger than Queen Anne's and  could
pile of the line-bucks of the Seattle boys quite easily.  In the second
quarter Queen Anne adopted loose playing and
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THE MESSENGER 29  used the forward pass. This was responsible for their end
of the  score, for they were more experienced in this phase of football 
than the Normal boys. Queen Anne made four touchdowns, but  did not kick a
goal.  For the Normal, Krausc and Fritz, our whirlwind ends,  played star
games, although " S t u b " Cade at quarterback played  in his usual
consistent manner, and put up a brilliant defensive  game.  • 
BELLINGHAM HIGH, 11; NORMAL, 0.  On October 22nd, the Normal team played
their old rivals,  the Bellingham High eleven. Each school was represented
by a  large aggregation but for some reason the Normal crowd did not  do as
good cheering as usual. The weather was ideal, the Normal  team was in fine
trim and would have won the game but for the  field officials. These worthy
gentlemen either never knew the  rules or had forgotten them, for 1hey made
a grand display of  their ignorance in several important decisions; and the
pecular  part of it is that the High School always profited by the
ignor­ance  of the umpire and the referee.  The teams were pretty well
matched, although the Normal  had a little best of the argument on straight
line bucks. The Nor­mal  line held splendidly, and especially when the
ball neared  their goal. In the first quarter the High had placed the ball
on  the Normal's five-yard line, and then the Blue and White war­riors
 held the line, the High thus losing the ball. The Normal  then kicked out
of danger. Again, later in the game, the ball  was on the Normal's one-yard
line, and our boys held for three  downs and the High failed to carry the
ball over the line.  The one play in which the High excelled was a fake, in
which  Gaffney, their quarter-back, carried the ball in a quick plunge 
through the line. This was the play which they used time and  again, and
was the one which gave them their first score. This  was in the second
quarter, and their other touchdown came in  the fourth quarter, after the
Normal team, in an attempt to play  both the High eleven and the officials,
had somewhat gone to  pieces. In this last quarter the game was devoid of
good football  playing, and was marked only by constant disputes and
occasion­al  slugging and rough work.  The line-up:  High—
—Normal  Tidball center Hawkins  Otto left guard Marshall  Howard
.,,., left tackle Moultray
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30 THE MESSENGER  Wheeler left end Copenhaver  Meade-Aiken right, guard
Sloan  Thiel right tackle Tidball  Peters right end Kraiisc  W. Southerland
right halfback Gubbins  McPherson fullback Bast  Morgan left halfback H.
East  Gaffney quarterback Cade  BASKET-BALL  "How do you feel after the
game?" "I can hardly navigate,  how are you?" "I love to play Basket-ball."
"Doesn't she play  dandy?" " I wonder who will make first team?" "Don't
forget  practice tonight!" These are a few of the remarks that can be 
heard as you pass through the halls.  Basketball season has started in all
its glory; and each ath­letic  girl is going to take advantage of her
opportunity in help­ing  win the Kline Cup for her Class.  The Seniors
were the first to make their appearance for prac­tice  on the evening
of October 17. The line-up was excellent. The  old players who have not
played for years went into the game,  as enthusiastically as if they had
never stopped, and some of the  new girls, who have never handled the ball,
played like old play­ers.  Under the excellent management of Miss
Stark and their  coach, Mr. Holcombe, the Seniors are looking forward for
some  good playing.  The Juniors are out in full force with, all their old
and new
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THE MESSENGER 31  players. They are working hard and will give any learn a
hard  fight to win. What Era Franklin, their manager, lacks in size,  she
makes up in enthusiasm and Class spirit. Mr. Bond, the Jun­ior's 
stand-by, is out with his smile and good will to coach them,  and with his
assistance they will climb the ladder and print 1heir  name in the "Hall of
Fame."  The First Years are the third in the line to go out into lite 
field of Athletics. Although they arc light that is no sign they  cannot
play; for last year we had as an example when the Second  Years held their
ground so bravely.  Wake up!!! other Classmen, and organize your teams. The
 Final games will be here and you will be sleeping.  • •
•  EXCHANGES.  We are always glad to receive Exchanges and will see
that  none are neglected or overlooked. We received many Exchanges  too
late for our last issue, but will send our "Messenger" this  month.  It is
the privilege of the students to ask for other papers to  be placed on our
Exchange list. We want you all to take an ac­tive  interest in this
department as we know everyone enjoys read­ing  the many good
Exchanges which we receive.  The Whims, from Broadway High School: Your
cuts and  photographs are especially good; your directory of "Whim's" 
advertisers and system of coupons is the best we have ever seen in  any of
the papers.  "The Bugle," from Monroe, Michigan: Your paper, though  small,
is very interesting. Your jokes and editorial cuts are good.  "The
Mankatonian," from Mankato, Minn : Your two poems  were very good. Poems
always add greatly to the attractiveness  of the papers. You need a few
good cuts.  ''The Boosl e r , ' ' from Chadron, Nebraska. You have the
right  spirit. Just keep on boosting.  The " E h Kah Nam," from Walla Walla
High School: You  are a good, breezy little paper. We like your style and
cuts.  "Vox Studentis," from Union City, Tenn.: Your material  is good, but
some good cuts would add greatly to the appearance  of your paper.  "The
Kodak," from Everett: Your literary Department  could be worked up, but
your class notes and jokes are especially  good.  We hope to receive many
more exchanges next month than  we did this one.
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32 THE MESSENGER  IN THE AUDITORIUM.  Mr. John J. Edens, one of
JBellingham's most noted pioneers,  was born in Kentucky, from whence his
parents moved to Mis­souri,  and thence to Puget Sound, and for about
forty years, Mr.  Edens has resided in the Puget Sound region in the
vicinity of  Bellingham and has watched its marvelous growth.  Early in the
settlement of this region good schools were es­tablished  and in 1895
our own B. S. N. S. was started. Mr. Edens,  as one of the first trustees,
worked laboriously for its construc­tion.  All these years he has
labored cheerfully and willingly on  the Board and still remains the
honored Senior member.  The past Summer, Mr. Edens made a trip to the East,
the  first since his residence in Washington, and in Atlantic City joined 
15,000 veteran soldiers in their great encampment in that city.  With pride
he tells how for three hours, the 15,000 veterans  marched in procession,
and less than two hundred dropped out of  the ranks because of fatigue.
Spurred on by memories of former  days and refreshed on the way by cooling
drinks of ice water from  the hands of daintily white-gowned children, who
stood ready to  serve them, they marched gallantly on, amid the vast
throngs who  assembled to do them honor. On former battle fields he again 
stood and with old comrades and old friends, some of whom,  strange to say,
wore the gray, he drove over the fields and in  memory went back to the
'60's.  Just before his departure, Mr. Clark, the registrar, camera  in
hand, visited Mr. Edens in his home and succeeded in securing  an excellent
photograph. This he quietly showed to the other  members of the Board, and
with their heartiest co-operation, had  it enlarged.  Upon his return, Mr.
Edens, with Mr. F. F. Handschy and J.  J. Donovan, the other members of the
Board of Trustees, were  asked to visit the Normal that they might meet the
students, so  that the students might know them. A secret, draped in "Old 
Glory," was seen on the platform, as all gathered for morning  assembly.
Dr. Mathes presented Mr. F. F. Handschy, the Junior  member of the Board,
and after a short address to the students on  Mr. Edens' work as a member
of the Board, at his signal the  Misses Richard and Freeborn tore back the
drapery of "Old  Glory,'' and there stood unveiled the splendid enlarged
picture of  John J. Edens.  It was a genuine but pleasant surprise to Mr.
Edens and  the School. The picture now hangs in the Trustees' Room, an
in-spiriation  to all.
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THE MESSENGER 33  The regular long assembly of Friday was postponed on Oct.
 14th, until the following Monday when Mrs. Headlee very charm­ingly 
gave a stereopticon lecture on our own fair, balmy Hawaiian  Islands. Mrs.
Headlee has recently made the trip and the pictures  she presented were
those secured during her sojourn among the  islands.  •  We were
delightfully entertained by Mr. Bond and Mr. Bevor  at the Assembly period
of Oct. 22. Mr. Bond and Mr. Bever told  their vacation experiences. We are
always glad to hear from fac­ulty  members.  •  We hardly
realized that such talent was in our midst until  last Friday morning, when
we were agreeably surprised by a pro­gram  given by Student talent.
The rendition of the following pro­gram  was so much appreciated that
we want a repetition of a Stu­dent  program:  STUDENT PROGRAM.  Normal
Auditorium, October 28, 1910.  Football Day ..-..•••
Veazie  Chorus.  Flowers, Awake! . . . . Warner  Emma Rexroth  Cutting from
"Madonna of the Tubs" E. S. Phelps  Alma Neilson  For a Dream's Sake Cowen 
Willard Holcombe  Piano Solo, from "Lucia di Lammermoor" ..••..
Donizetti  Absent Metcalf  Kentucky Babe Geibel  Normal Choral Club 
• • •  HIGH SCHOOL.  The Second Year Class of the High
School was organized  early in September. The last year's Constitution was
amended  and adopted and the following officials were elected:  Evelyn
Newell President  Horace Mather Vice-President  Irma Wright
Secretary-Treasurer  Franklyn Sly Sergeant-at-Arms  The First Year Class
was organized Oct. 1, 1910. Officers  were elected, as follows:  Mary
Riordan President  Darrell Williams Vice-President  Fred Horst Secretary 
Thomas Allison Treasurer  Thomas Bulmer Sergeant-at-Arms
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34 THE MESSENGER  With fifty energetic boys and girls (more than twice the
num­ber  we had at this time last year) the Normal High School seems 
to be a success in every way, with long years of prosperity
stretch­ing  before it. Although not many of last year's pupils are
back  this year, the new Students bring new ideas and hopes with them  and
we are more fortunate than before. Both grades are working  for the
betterment of all, physically, mentally, morally and so­cially.  There
is much Class spirit in each organization, and sev­eral  harmless
clashes have occurred. Both grades are in the race  for The Messenger
pennant and each intends to win. On the  whole, the High School seems to be
flourishing and becoming an  important factor in the School. We all feel
that no small amount  of our success is due to the guiding hand of Mr.
Patchin. He has  given unreservedly of his time and energy to bring us
where Ave  are today.  The first social event of the season occurred about
three  weeks ago when the new Class was entertained by the Tenth  Grade.
Although the gathering consisted chiefly of chaperons,  they were all so
interested in each other that both Classes had a  most delightful time. 
For various good reasons the boys have attempted nothing in  the line of
football this season. But basketball is not slighted.  The boys are turning
out for.practice and expect to be in good  condition soon. What they lack
in weight they gain in speed; and  although some of the fellows never saw a
basket-ball before, all  handle it like experts. Swartz, forward on last
year's team, plays  the same position and was chosen captain for this year.
 • • *  NEGATIVE THANKFULNESS  Ma says 'at tomorrer's
Thanksgivin'  An' we ought to be thankful a lot;  But in tryin' to count up
my blessings  I'm thankfullest fer what I ain't got.  I ain't got the mumps
ner the measles  An' I ain't got hair that'll curl,  An' I'm thankfuller 'n
all creation  That God didn't make me a girl.  I'm thankful that all days
ain't Sundays  An' that all the fish haven't been caught,  That Fourth of
July ain't in winter,  An' that Pa don't do what he ought.  Fer he alius
says he ought to give me  A wallopin' right on the spot;  But he
don't—an' then he fergits it.  Oh! I'm thankful fer what I ain't got.
—'11.  •  Misses may come, and misses may go,  But old maids
stay forever.—Ex.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  ABSOLUTE SAFETY  We will be pleased to have you visit  our
safe deposit vaults. An attendant  will operate the MASSIVE CHROME STEEL 
DOOR and the ELECTRICAL BURGLAR ALARM  SYSTEM and to explain the different 
SAFE GUARDS which we have thrown  around the boxes contained therein.  Your
deeds, mortgages, valuable papers, etc., will be securely  guarded in one
of our boxes, which we will rent for SIX  MONTHS for TWO DOLLARS. 
Northwestern National Bank  Railroad Avenue and Holly Street  Mason
Building - - Bellingham, Wash  60MPELLED TO MOVE SALE  Offers Unexcelled
Bargains all through  The big store offers the most phenomenal price 
concessions. The throngs that have shopped  here since this great sale
started are adver­tising  this sale, so t h a t this store is filled
every  day. The low prices have made it possible for  us to double our
usual business of this season,  and we are positive now that this firm will
not  be inconvenienced by giving up this building  the first of the year.
Prices like we are  making, from now until then, will close out  the
greater part of this big stock. Any person  who appreciates a genuine
bargain cannot help  but hail with delight the fact that we offer,  without
reserve, this entire stock at the low­est  ever heard of prices.  THE
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xv]
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approved fashion than others. A pair  when you need them will convince you.
 Prices from $2.00 to $5.00  E O . F". R A Y M O N D  
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xvi]
ADVERTISEMENTS  VISIT THE CAYE  1240 Elk Street  Candies and Ice Cream made
to order for parties  Hot Fountain Drinks  Phone Main 2071  NEW YORK
OUTFITTING CO.  Outfitters for Men and Women  . •^**M
••"•••  • *mim m • « •
• • •  Cash or Credit ':^*^HI  139 West Holly .' .* ." .*
Bellingham, Washington  We erect nine-tenths of the  monuments in Skagit,
What­com,  and San Juan counties.  WHY?  We defy competition.  We
treat our patrons liberally.  Inquiries gladly answered. Write us. 
Bellingham Marble    Granite Co.  404 West Holly Street  HSIVP 911 F l p r
t r i r Imil An E l e c t r i c *tetin gt;n enables the  IIC VG a i l UIGUU
IO II Ull student to keep his or her clothes al- in Your Room . . . . rTb r
i g?a^i, , e a t It  17f  t s b u ta  trifle—a 16 candle power light
current  is all it requires. If you don't have to pay for your  own light,
it don't cost you anything  Whatcom County Ry.   Lt. Co.  Bay and Holly -
Exchange 1; Automatic B - l ll
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xvii]
Carr's Pharmacy  New Mason Block  Registered Agents for the Sealshipt
Oysters  IRELAND  lt;  RANCOAST  1321 Commercial St.  Dealers in Fancy and
Staple Groceries, Fresh Vegetables and  Fruit, etc.  Ferndell Brand of
Goods Our Specialty  Homes on All kinds of  Monthly Payments Insurance  We
Go on Your Bond  R. L KLINE INV. CO.  Bellingham's Reliable Real Estate
Firm  First National Bank Bldg. - - Bellingham  VICTOR A. ROKDER, Prest. F.
F. HANDSCHT, Cashier  WK. G. BROWN, Vice-Prest. H. P. JOKES, Asst. Cashier 
The Bellingham National Bank  B B L L I N 8 H A M . BJASHINOTON  CAPITAL
STOCK! AND SURPLUS 9260,000.00  This Bank is pleased to accommodate with
its excellent service  the students of the Normal School  UNITED STATES
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xviii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  • I M H i M i f l ^ For a Plain, Practical  Training
in the essentials  of business success, the Bel-lingham  Business College
has  no peer either east or west.  B U S I N E S S  OOUCELCiEl  There's a
reason—sound courses, thorough methods, success­ful  graduates. 
An Aggressive School for Progressive People  13183^ BayStreet Telephone M
1564  Opposite the Fair A 465  For the Latest and Most Select Line of  Art
Needlework Goods  V I S IT  The Priscilla Needlecraft Shop  1249 Elk Street
 Lecture Course °f 191Q a*d 1911  MADAM LANGENDORF, Nov. 28  JUDGE BEN
LINDLEY, Jan. 19  HUBBARD MUIR, Critic, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 4  CHAMP
CLARK, April 14  MRS. DAVENPORT-ENGBERG, date not yet fixed  SEASON TICKET
$ 2 - SINGLE TICKET 7 5o
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xix]
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YOUNG MEN ••••  . - - . _ _ _ _ _ _ _^_ _ _ _ _^ _
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McFall, lithographed »!£  •••• in six
colors, on artists' paper, size 18 •••• 
:•«':•:•: by 26 inches .• .•
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••••••••  Plan to select
your Fall *;•;  Suit when you come . ••» 
•••• ••••  1 FROLIGH'S
•••• ••••  ::JS UP S T A I
R S , Rooms 418, 419, 420, 421 Exchange Bldg  •••• 
:::: Take Elevator and Save $10.00 On Your Suit 
••••••••  • •
• •  ••••••••
••••  SWEET GROCERY CO.  Reliable Dealers in 
Groceries, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables  "Sealshipt" Oysters Fresh Every Day 
1021 Elk Street .• ." .' Both Phones 217  Phone your order to the 
ROYAL DAIRY CO.  FOR  Milk, Cream, Ice Cream,  Butter, Eggs and Cheese  M
46 - - - - - A 746
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xx]
ADVERTISEMENTS  NORTHWEST HARDWARE Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Shelf and
Heavy Hardware  213-215 West Holly Street - - - Bellingham, Washington 
STATIONERY  Elk Street Pharmacy  Postoffice Station No. 5  Phones Main
884—B 234 - - Cor. Elk and Maple  S T U D E N T S T A K E N O T I CE 
MONT GOME RY' S  Ave  I s tbe p l a c e to b d y yoCir FCiel  or get yoCir
TrGr^s fyaGled . .  PHONES 125 - - 1417 R. R.
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xxi]
ADVERTISEMENTS  W O L, L,  G L A S S E S A C C U R A T E LY  209 West Holly
Street  H A N N PHOTOGRAPHER  Suuset Block, corner Elk and Holly - Phone
Main 3325  New Studio and Equipment. Modern Methods in Photography 
Elevator at Holly Street Entrance . . . Bellinghain, Washington  THE
COLUMBIA BAKERY  Is the place to go for  The new kind of Bread and all
kinds of Pastry  1309 ELK STREET  While attending  the Normal ar­range
 with us to  take a course in  Shorthand, Type  writing, Bookkeep­ing 
or Penmanship  Send for Catalogue  We teach Pitman.  Graham and Gregg 
Shorthand, Office  P r a c t i c e , Book­keeping  and Fine 
Penmanship  Phone M7S6 A684  The Leading Business School of the Northwest 
Good Board and Rooms at Mrs. Swems  A Home-Like Place for Girls  Steam
Heat, Bath and Use Laundry  Rooms $6 and $8. Board, if Desired, $14 per
Calendar Month  E. H. Stokes Lady Assistant Telephones Main 254 ." A 254 
LICENSED EMBALMERS  1146 Elk Street Office Open Day and Night Bellingham,
Wash  Mt. Baker Grocery  C. GRUE, Proprietor  429 West Holly Street -
Phones: Main 423—A 612  Sehome Hand Laundry  936 Elk Street  A. F.
JOHNSON, Proprietor  Phones: Main 2532—A 646
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xxii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  w-  %  Larson's Livery  and Transfer  ESTABLISHED IN 1S95 
NIGHT  AT DAY PRICES.  4  W. B. LARSON, Manager  1328.30 ELK STREET 
Phones: fiain 70; Home, A 670
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xxiii]
 Loans  Real Estate  Insurance  Mortgages for Sale  Washington  H. L. MUNRO
E. N. HASKELL  MUNRO   HASKELL  Hardware, Tinning,  Plumbing, Heating  1163
ELK ST.  Telephone Main 12 A 312 - BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON  PHOTOS W e m a k
e Photos that please.  Our prices are reasonable. PORTRAITS,
Holly St. Phones: A 071—M 989  StlldeiltS ill all SchOOlS. People who
read much are more  than likely to need glasses. Dullness, or lack  of
ability to concentrate may often be traced to  confused vision.  WE ARE
EXPERT OPTICIANS  The oldest established and most successful in 
Bellingham. We are the only Opticians in the  Northwest authorized to fit 
HEALTH-RAY LENSES  104 E. Holly St.  I N I S GOLD   SILVESMITH  Established
15 Years Bellingham, Wash
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xxiv]
Washington  TWELFTH YEAR  Some Advantages Offered:  Four modern buildings;
a home for  young ladies; gymnasium and ath­letic  field; four general
courses of  study; privileges for lecture work;  four grades of
certificates and di­plomas;  ten grades in practice  school; courses
offered in industrial  subjects; courses offered for rural  school
teachers; moderate living ex­penses;  opportunities to work for 
board. Tuition free.  E. T. MATHES,  Principal
Messenger - 1910 November - Page [xxv]
.Jte. .Mi. . ».{. «}.T£. ^ t ? .  WE ARE  CLOSING OUT  Our
entire stock of high grade  Men's and Boys' Clothing, Fur­nishing 
Goods, Hats, Suit Cases,  etc., and are  Positively Going out of Business 
Special prices on all goods to  close out and large lines to  choose from.
Lay in your Fall  and Winter Outfit at once  •WW  Cox=Oveflock Co. 
214 East Holly Street—1251 Elk Street - Alaska Bldg.PPPPP