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Messenger - 1910 December - Cover
Messenger  December, 1910
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ADVERTISEMENTS  WORK FOR YOURSELF  by having a savings account. Save what
you c a n -  have an object in view. Some day you will want to  go into
business for YOU—Your savings will not only  supply the needed money
but will also be a firm basis  for credit—and credit to the business
man is of more  importance than ready money.  Or gt;e Qollar Operjs 
4» per eerji.  Paid ir gt; Oar 3a\ gt;ir$s r gt;parfrr)er)i  First
National Bank  ENGBERG |  Bellingham's |  Prescription Expert |  Largest
Holiday Exhibit  Fischer's Excellent Violin Strings  F R E E D E L I V E R
Y |  m  1  Engberg's Pharmacy  Alaska Bldg., Cor. Elk   Holly. Phones M
224-A 224 |
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A DVERTISEMENT8  ****************** ********************************  I : 
flontague   McHugh |  Oldest Dry Goods House  in the Northwest  f4or)ster
floliday 5ale  Plenty of everything for every  body up to the last minute 
MONTAGUE   McHUGH Bellingham's Biggest •  Daylight Store •  t 
 Christmas Suggestions for Men  Neckwear Handkerchiefs  Hosiery Bradley
Mufflers  Sweaters Sweater Coats  Gloves Hats "Shirts  Suit Cases and Bags 
Gage-Dodson Co.  Home of Pari, Sbaffrjer 8 f/LavY, Glomes  Clover Block
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TRADE  This establishment is brimful of all sorts of  beautiful articles
suitable for holiday gifts.  There is complete assortment of every line 
shown, plenty variety, tasty styles, up-to-date  novelties and within reach
LINENS. o o o o  The display here is simply beautiful and is  worth seeing.
In any event, you can look  here to your heart's content without
feel­ing  under any obligation to purchase.  Purchases may be left
here until the holi­day  time. o o o o o o  KAUFMAN BROS.
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Serves a Breakfast, Luncheon  Conway's Cafeteria and Dinner that can't be
beat  AlWays good tfyirjCJs to eat at  C O N m A Y • s  T\)e Plaee
that 3atisfies  1238 Elk Street, near Holly - - - Bellingham  The Place You
Hugh am, Washington  L. C. COUNTRYMAN, Proprietor  Because it is the Best
Place to Trade  EysMaiaisjsiQMSJSiiMSEiusjsjsis osMSjaiaiaia
Ej@M@isisi2ii3ia(Mss®/siSJSEf@JSifs/i®  if E  Wanted==YotJ?
Grocery Account  We solicit a trial order and guarantee  good quality and
right prices : : :  By*on Bros.' Cash Grocery  1311 Elk Street .•
Phones Main 82 A 682  isiaiBgjBi@figjg^iKi©^^
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Office Hours: 8:30 to 9:30 a. ra. Office Phones: Main
103—A 171  2:00 to 5:00 p. m. Res. Phones: Main 100—A 102 
Evenings by Appointment  DR. GOODHEART  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  Office:
200-201-223 Alaska Bldg. Bellingham, Washington  DRS. SMITH   KIRKPATRICK 
SURGEONS  Sunset Building . . . . Bellingham  Office Phone, Main 985 Res.
2222 U Street  Home A 471 B 022  CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties:
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat  Rooms 316 and 317 Exchange Bldg.
6LASSES ACCURATELY FITTED  M a i n 1634 Automatic : A 941  204-5 Alaska
Bldg., Cor. Elk and Holly  DR. CARL M. ERB  Specialist Bye, Bar, Nose and
Throat. Glasses Fitted  Office Hours: 9:00 to 12 m.; 1:30 to 4:30 p. m.
Evening and Sundays by  Appointments.  BELLINGHAM, . . . . . . . .
SURGEON  Phones: Residence M 258 A 735 Office M 1260 A 734  Office: Rooms
305, 306, 307 Exchange Block - -- Bellingham, Washington  T H E REXAL.L- S
T O RI  CHRISTMAS /S COMING and you are beginning to look around  for
suggestions and gifts. Why not look around in the OWL? They have a  fine
display of high-grade HOLIDAY GOODS at reasonable prices. .' .•
PHONES: {Mai* 556 FREE DELIVERY Cor. Dock and Holly
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SPECIALISTS  Special Rates to Students Lady Attendants  Sunset Bile, Cor.
Elk and Holly, Bellingham, Wash. MAIN 268  Seattle Office, 614 First 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 86a  ^Gr^gGY FLORAL GO. 
Wholesale and Retail Growers  1305 ELK ST., - - BELLINGHAM, WASH.  Office
Phones: Residence Phones:  Main 13 c—A 131 Main 2406—A 150 
HARRY O. BINGHAM  Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer  1319 Dock Street
- - Bellingham, Washington
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ADVERTISEMENTS  See HALL'S STUDIO  Daylight Building  FOR  pire Lights for
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  DOANE'S 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
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Furnished and Class Pins Made to Order  Phones: M 379—A 965 . . . .
CREAMERY CO.;  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—  A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  May your holidays be
filled with glad  times and happiness and you return to  take up your
duties with new life and  renewed energy.  1313-1315 Commercial Street, -
• Bellingham, Wash.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  THE MORSE HARDWARE CO.  1025-1039 Elk Street  Lots of goods
right in stock from  which to make }'our selection  Table Silverware and
Carving Sets  Will be a feature for Holiday Trade  Get HER a Box of
Stationery or anything "Nifty"  in the line of Christmas Presents at 
Grigg's Stationery and Printing Co.  SPECIAL Supply of Books  for Christmas
Presents .*  1205 Elk Street Bellingham  We like to clean your Linen. If we
don't  we want your good will  PACIFIC STEAM LAUNDRY  Established 1889 
CHARLES ERHOLM, Proprietor  Phones: 5*126  1728-1738 Ellis Street B 126  (f
FINEST DRUG STORE  The Best Stock in the City  CHAS.  W.  PEASLEE  4
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ADVERTISEMENTS  The Kulshan Phonograph Co.  is the place to buy your 
Talking flachines and Records  and SHEET MUSIC  Store open every evening 
WELCOri E TO ALL  1300 Commmercial St. . ' . • Bellingham  WIL-BER
GIBBS  Jeweler and Optician  Largest line of Silverware found in any  store
in the Northwest  313 West Holly Street, - - - Bellingham, Wash.  Drink
Lantim's Chaff less Coffee  You get the real coffee flavor  when the chaff
is removed ..  H. E. LANUM  High grade Coffees and Teas  Phone-Main 324. .'
1307 Elk St.  JiOT WATSI^ I]^ A JIFFY!  See one of those ELECTRIC WATER
HEATERS  at our salesroom. They are made in 1 pint and  1 quart sizes,
handsomely nickle-plated.  CLEAN - QUICK - CONVENIENT  Whatcom County Ry.  
Lt. Co.  Elk and 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Fancy Imported CHRISTMAS BOXES  Packed to Order at  THE
CAVE  Our Ice Cream and Candies are made fresh daily. All  kinds of hot and
Union Printing, Binding«LargeSt it the  and Stationery Co. . .
AND  STATIONERY MANUFACTURERS  1211 Elk Street .* .* Bellingham, Washington
 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx**x  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
.• for PRINTING / ,'
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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.  HOLIDAY DBLIOAGIBS  Sealshipt Oysters  Benj. Baum's
Candies—Nothing as nice  Jams, Jellies and Preserves in Glass 
Vegetables in Glass and Tins  Everything in fresh fruits, vegetables, etc.,
 received daily  Wilson - Nobles - Barr Company  THE P A L M E T T O is
the Highest [ j \ f t •-%-«#• at the Most  Class \ I / T l
l l r j ' S ' l f 1 Reasonable Prices  OALL AT-Mrs.  P. E. Stone's
Millinery Parlors  302  gt;£ WSST HOIAY STRBKT
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ADVERTISEMENTS  NORMAL  GIRLS  This store enjoys the trade of the  students
because we make special  efforts to secure those garments  the students
want. : : :  The styles we show for college  girls are chosen by one who 
knows, to please the taste and  the purse of the student who  wants the
correct thing at a  price permitting economy. : :  Suits $ 12.5o to $35.oo 
Coats 6.5o to 24.oo  Skirts 3.50 to I8.00  ^ i i r J. B. WAHL Alaska  Bldg.
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WASHINGTON  S. B. Irish   Co., P r i n t i n g a ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ j i 3 i i
Railroad Avenue  Literary - LORAINE SHERWOOD  Class Editors—  Senior
 Organizations—  Alkisiah  Philomathean  Students' Ass'n  Y. W. C. A.
-  Choral Club  Calendar  Alumni . . .  - JESSIE JEANS  ANNA CONMEY  -
THIBERT  I - MARY REARDON  Good fortune attend each merryman's friend.  Who
doeth the best he may;  Forgetting old wrongs with carols and songs  To
drive cold weather away.  —Old English.  TERMS—SEVENTY-FIVE
CENTS A YEAR  Entered December ai, 1902, at Bellingham, Washington, as
second-class matter, under  act of Congress of March 3, 1879.  Vol. X.
December, 1910 No. 3  EDITORIAL  We certainly appreciated the Thanksgiving
vacation and  now we're beginning to plan our Christmas vacation. Whatever 
we do, let's leave all thoughts connected with school work behind  us and
have two weeks free from "lesson plans" and worrying  about "our children."
It certainly will seem good to be home  again. Let's make the most of our
Christmas vacation!  •  We're so busy these days with our daily
School duties and  making Christmas presents and doing things for others
that we're
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2 THE MESSENGER  neglecting ourselves. It's difficult to find time to read
the peri­odicals  but its so worth our while. The magazines are filled
these  days with things we should be interested in knowing. In the
Li­brary  are some of the best current magazines along several lines. 
They are there for our use—let's use them!  •  While you are
thinking of your friends this Christmas don't  slight your friend, The
Messenger. All short stories, poems,  jokes and suggestions labeled "Merry
Christmas to The Messen­ger  from a Subscriber," will be gratefully
received.  •  We wish to thank the faculty members who have the
Assem­bly  in charge for the arrangement of the Assembly periods, and 
especially for the Friday morning Assembly. We have enjoyed  very much the
lectures, short talks and musical programs thus  far, and we are promised
many more good things.  •  The Messenger wishes to extend
congratulations to the Sec­ond  Year High School Class for winning the
large B. S. N: S. pen­nant.  Your efforts surely swelled the number of
Messenger sub­scribers.  •  Speaking of Messenger subscribers,
do you know that about  only two-third of our number take The Messenger?
Don't be con­tent  with reading your room-mate's magazine,—add
your name  to the list.  •  Read the Exchanges in Room 17.  • 
We cannot make bargains for blisses,  Or catch them, like fishes, in nets. 
And sometimes the thing our life misses  Helps more than the thing that it
gets.  For good lieth not in pursuing  Or gaining of great or of small, 
But just in the doing and doing  As we would be done by—is all! 
—Alice Cary.  • • •  It isn't raining rain to me; 
It's raining clover bloom,  Where any buccaneering bee  Can find his board
and room.  A fig for him who frets.  Here's health unto the happy,— 
It isn't raining rain to me;  It's raining violets.  —Sel,
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THE MESSENGER 8  CHRISTMAS NIGHT.  It was a bleak Christmas night. A beggar
stood on the cor­ner  of one of Portland's crowded streets and played
his violin.  His garments were torn and tattered; his hair was disheveled, 
and his face was furrowed with deep lines of sorrow and care.  He appeared
to be discouraged. Being an indifferent player, the  crowd surged by, not
caring to listen, and few indeed were the  coins he received. The price of
one of the costly dresses or ex­quisitely  plumed hats of the ladies
who passed him by unnoticed  would have kept him comfortably for many
weeks. Still he play­ed  on and on. The darky melodies and lively jigs
were lost on  the night wind.  Little street children skipped along before
him, now and then  calling to him in their childish sarcasm. Did he hear,
or had his  mind flown back to the days of his childhood when Christmas 
meant to him what it did to those children? Christmas Night! A  night of
all nights when hearts should be filled with joy; a time  when happy
families should gather around the warm, glowing  hearth; when little
children should receive the fond maternal  kiss as they are tucked away in
their cozy beds to dream of the  Christ Child.  It was getting late. It was
quite doubtful, too, if he had  earned enough to pay for a supper and a
night's poor lodging. A  stranger stepped from out the hurrying crowd and
said: "Let  me take your violin and you hold out your hat.'' Compelled by 
something in his manner, the weary player passed the instrument  to him. 
The stranger began to play. He played softly at first, then  the music grew
clear and sweet. The warbling of Spring birds  and the joyousness of
Nature, low love melodies and the soft sob­bing  of subdued sorrow
were all sounded through the evening air.  The passing multitude stopped.
The people listened and lin­gered.  A crowd soon gathered and the
coins began to pour into  the beggar's hat. The music went to the hearts of
the listeners,
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4 THE MESSENGER  To some it brought peace and joy; to others sadness. Tears
 trickled down their faces, and low sobs intermingled with the  melodious
strains. All minds seemed to be drifting back to those  fleeting days which
were gone forever. Whispered murmurs ran  through the crowd: "Who can this
wonderful musician be? Such  music we have never heard before."  The hat
was overflowing with jingling coins. The music  stopped. The stranger and
the beggar faced each other.  "How can I thank you;—I do not even
know your name,"  began the beggar.  " I am an outlaw; all day I have been
hiding—but you need  not thank me; this is Christmas night!''  And
with that he disappeared in the crowd.  JESSIE CRESAP.  • •
•  THE ROSE'S WOOING.  "Good morning, my lover," the violet said, 
And daintily tossed her pretty head;  "My eyes of blue look up at you, 
Bedecked with jewels of emerald dew."  "Good morning, sweet maiden," the
rose-bud cried,  His heart in a flutter, these words replied:  "The Violet
is tender and good and true,  Not mete, life's hardships, alone to endure."
 "I'm the Rose, red Rose, I'm strong and true,  And I love the maiden
kissed by dew,  With form so slender and full of grace,  Soft brown hair
and up-turned face.  "I'm the Rose, red Rose, I'm kind arid true,  Let me
shield thee, Violet, my long life through:  I'm the king of the flowers and
you are the queen,  Through all our lives may our love be seen."  The
Violet nodded her velvet crown,  The sunbeams clothed her in regal gown; 
And the delicate Violet and the brave king Rose  Have reigned ever since,
how long, no one knows.  ••• •••  lt;3
gt;  A COURT SCENE IN WASHINGTON IN 1911.  The court had called as usual
this morning. The judge, Mrs.  Wiggs, sat back in her chair with her Merry
Widow tilted back  on her head, and cast cold glances over her immense
glasses,  around the room. Mrs. Jones, a gruff-looking woman, with hair 
wrapped tightly around her head, stepped into the court room,
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THE MESSENGER h  dressed in her full police dress, holding in one hand a
billy, while  with the other she was leading a poor, forlorn, hampered,
weak-looking  man. He cast a dejected look around the room of female 
occupants.  Far off, crouching in a corner, he happened to spy a man. His 
eyes at once brightened; but he was relieved from this joy when  the judge
turned to the matronly policewoman and asked in a  stern voice that made
the weak knees of the prisoner tremble :  "Of what is this man accused?" 
She received the answer that this man, while staying at home  to watch the
baby, while his wife went to vote, had let the pie in  the oven burn.  The
occupants of the room looked at him with a cold disdain.  All over the room
was heard such exclamations as: "The horrid  thing!" "That awful man!" "The
wretch!''  The judge turned to the prisoner and asked if the charge  were
true. The man, with his eyes fastened on the floor and with  a mournful
look, acknowledged that he was accused of this. Wit­nesses  were
called to testify for and against him. Famous lawyers  argued the case. Now
and then the prisoner would raise his head  and a pathetic smile would
cross his face when he would see some  hope of freedom. When all the
evidence has been given, the  judge, now thoroughly aroused, arose and in a
half-screeching  voice ordered the jury to adjourn and form their verdict. 
The procession of jurywomen filed out of the room. One or  two cast pitiful
glances at the prisoner, but most of them looked  at him contemptuously,
with their heads thrown back and china  tilted.  The jury was not long in
deciding. They returned, though  some of the Merry Widows were not at the
same angle as they  were when they left the judge's office, and a few hairs
could be  seen here and there on some of their clothes.  The judge asked
for the report of the jury. One of the jury-women  arose, with her handbag
in hand, searched awhile among  her numerous papers, fished out a little
scrap of paper and read  "Guilty!"  The judge stated the penalty as twenty
days on hand and  knees, with a scrubbing brush. The prisoner, still calm
anc pa­tient,  was led from the room.  FRANK KBAUSE.  • •
•  Do you hear the ocean groaning,  Ever groaning, soft and low?  Tis
because some fat old bather  Stepped upon his undertow. *
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6 THE MESSENGER  TO MY SWEETHEART.  I love a little lady, and her eyes are
deepest blue,  If you knew her as I know her you would surely love her too.
 She's a little Irish lady with her eyes of deepest blue,  And she's
bohnie. If you'd see her you would surely love her too.  I meet her in the
morning and oft at dewy eve,  And I love her,—how I love
her,—you never can conceive.  And when I see her dresses in and out
among the trees,  I cry, "Hello sweetheart," and she answers: "I's a
pickin' pitty  flowers, won't you come and he'p me, please?"  She's a
treasure is this girlie, but when I beg a kiss,  "O, no! this train won't
wait a minute!" from this dainty little miss.  Sometimes I hear a wailing
which I run in answer to.  Her "Betty's failed and broke her leg!" What can
a body do?  So we bind the broken member, and we rock our Betty Sue— 
She rocks Betty, I rock Widgie; how I love those eyes of blue.  Soon a
sleepy baby asks me, "Sing 'Red Wing,' Auntie, do."  "Now 'Twenty
Froggies,' Auntie Lellan;" Don't you almost love her  too?  She's a
darling, is this girlie, with her eyes of deepest blue;  If you knew her as
I know her, you would surely love her, too.  —An Alumni.  •
• • gt;  A TRIP TO MARS.  One evening I sat on Sehome Hill,
looking out over the Bay.  The sunset was beautiful, but I was not thinking
of it. Instead,  I was thinking of my neglected lessons, and how near it
was to  the end of the quarter.  All at once I notice a black speck in the
sky, which grew  larger and larger. My attention was riveted upon it, and
as it  drew nearer it seemed to be carrying people. I wondered who  they
were, and where they were going; but as they came closer, I  saw it was an
aeroplane, and the passengers were members of the  B. S. N. S. faculty.  As
they came near, I saw that they were looking at me and  talking earnestly.
I was much surprised to see the aeroplane stop,  and was more surprised
when I was ordered, in a commanding  tone, to get in. By this time I began
to wish I had stayed at home  to get my lessons.  * We rose higher and
higher, until the earth seemed a mere
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TEE MESSENGER 7  speck, and was finally lost in the clouds. All this time
the fac­ulty  ignored me and talked about certain students who should 
stay at home and study their lessons. I started to tell them that  this was
the first time I had ever wasted any precious minutes  on Sehome Hill; but
I thought of the night that the Seniors had  their party, so I thought I
had better keep still.  At last I saw we were drawing near some large body
and,  from the conversation, I found it was Mars. We landed and I  stood
waiting to see what was to be done. My companions seemed  to feel entirely
at home, so I observed their actions.  The first person I noticed was Miss
Jensen. She gathered a  crowd of children around her and talked a language
which I had  never heard. After listening closely to the conversation
around  me, I found she was speaking the national language of Mars. I 
decided to ask her if she taught it at the Normal, but my atten­tion 
was directed to Mr. Bond. He was trying to make a problem  in Geometry
clear; but as the children could not speak English,  and he could not speak
their language, he was having a ra her  difficult time.  Miss Schafer had
brought dumb-bells with her and was in­structing  the children in
their use.  By this time I had gotten over a little of my fear, and
remem­bered  having heard Miss Gray say that the faculty devoted their
 leisure time to charity. I now understood that this work was
in­structing  these children. I turned to see what some of the other 
members were doing, and saw Mr. Deerwester, seated on the  ground, with a
notebook and pencil. From what I could observe  he was studying the minds
of the people by the objective method.  The next person I noticed was Mrs.
Thatcher and I was just  preparing to listen to one of her vocal solos when
I was given a  vigorous shake and I heard my room-mate's voice:  "If you
expect to get your lesson plan written, and your psy­chology  and
Browning studied, you had better wake up; it's now  ten o'clock!"  I rubbed
my eyes and found I was seated in my room, sur­rounded  by books. My
trip to Mars had been only a dream.  A JUNIOR.  • •:•
•  MUD PUPPIES.  Many times during the week the zoology laboratory is
visited  by curious students, to see and inquire about half a dozen little 
animals that crawl lazily about in a large stone aquarium. They  are mud
puppies, distant kinsmen of the frogs and toads.  Last March the zoology
department received twenty-four of
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8 THE MESSENGER  these amphibian creatures from Ohio, eighteen having been
used  for work in advanced zoology. These mud-puppies are sluggish,  slimy
creatures that look somewhat like a tadpole, with a genius  for gigantism.
They attain a length of twelve to fourteen inches.  They have four legs
whose function is mixed between crawling  and awkward swimming. They have
two pairs of gill slits and  three pairs of bushy external gills which are
rather beautiful or­gans  to witness in their breathing vibrations.
Once tangled, the  mud-puppy carefully smoothes out the disordered gills
with its  fore-feet.  The mud-puppy has something of a forbidding, indeed
terri­fying  aspect, to the uninitiated; but they are quite harmless.
Their  bite hardly sinks beneath the surface layer of the skin and is
en­tirely  innocuous. They live for weeks or months without food. 
They are native to Eastern Canada and the United States.  A gentleman
living in Erie, Ohio, conducts a mud-puppy  farm. He furnishes these
interesting animals to colleges and  universities all over the United
States for the study of students in  comparative anatomy.  The zoology
department is contemplating setting these mud-puppies  free in the
artificial pond on the campus with a view of  ascertaining if they will
propagate in this part of the world.  Next February or March a new
consignment of mud-puppies  will be ordered, and then there will be another
curious shuffling  of student feet in the direction of the zoology
laboratory.  A. P. ROMINE.  • • •  Nov. 5.—Football
game; Normal vs. Bellingham High.  A windy day, a muddy field, a grand a
glorious game;  That fate could deal so cruel a blow was certainly a 
shame.  Nov. 7.—Mr. Patchin makes us acquainted with his favorite
song,  i. e., "Hark! How the Gentle Kain Is Falling!"  "Who was the deluded
mortal who mistook the 0 sign for  the Tenth Grade emblem?  Nov.
8.—Bellingham goes dry. Hurrah, girls! We can vote!  Mr. Holcomb
fails to do his duty as a citizen by disre­garding  the suffrage
problem. Was it really due to lack  of information?
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THE MESSENGER 9  Nov. 9.—Seismograph records violent earthquake in
Room 21 at  the Dorm., when Miss R. G. blows up the "pinkies."  Nov.
10.—Half holiday; Inter-urban Day; Laying of Cornerstone  for Armory.
Did you see Rastus?  Nov. 11.—At assembly a review of recent election
results is given  by several members of the faculty.  After dinner at The
Hall two bachelor Profs, show evi­dence  of good sense by their
interest in gymnastics.  Opal B. S. gives a jolly fine masquerade spread. 
Nov. 12.—Our foot ball manager and basketball coach  Leaves us for
pastures new.  Of such good workers and songsters, too,  Our Normal has far
too few.  Nov. 14.—Second quarter begins—Juniors now have a
chance to  apply their theories in teaching.  Gertrude loses a
well-developed set of tonsils, etc.  Miss Baxter tactfully alludes to the
Psychology test as  "the late unpleasantness."  Nov. 16.—Did Miss
Reirhert hit it right when she called scribblers  up-to-date scribes?  Some
Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. How  about it, Dorothy D. ?  Nov.
17.—Philomatheans celebrate first birthday anniversary at  the home
of Mr. Whipple.  Nov. 18.—Dr. Elliott, of Portland, speaks at
Assembly on our  noble calling and future weighty responsibilities.  A
jolly masque party holds forth in the Gym., with all  nationalities there;
coy little maidens with gents in at­tendance,  make it a most lovely
affair.  Nov. 19.—Who says Bellingham has gone dry?  " 'Tain't no use
to grumble and complain,  It's just as easy to rejoice.  If the Lord sorts
out the weather and sends rain,  Why,—rain's my choice!—Riley. 
Nov. 20.—Conclusion of week of prayer by Y. W. C. A. Miss
Nor­ton  leads and Mrs. Deerwester sings.  Nov. 21.—Alkasiah
Club gives program on Julia Ward Howe.  Nov. 22.—Violin Department,
under direction of Prof. Stark,  gives recital in Auditorium.  Nov.
23.—Grand rush for turkeys at home. Poor ducks who can't  go try
quack methods for keeping up their drooping  spirits.  • •
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10 TEE MESSENGER  PHOLOMATHEANS.  Thursday evening, November 3rd, the
Philomatheans held  their regular meeting and the following program was
rendered:  RILEY-FIELD PROGRAM.  Roll Call—Answer with quotations
from James Whitcomb Riley or  Eugene Field.  Discussion—Resolved,
That Riley is a more popular writer than Eugene  Field.
Affirmative—Miss Gilbertson; Negative—Miss George.  Riley
Recitation Geneva Johnson  Story of Riley's Life Inez Gibson  Story of
Field's Life Ida Omeg  Field Reading Hattie Mellish  The discussion was won
by the negative speaker, Miss  George.  On the evening of November 17th,
the Philomatheans were  delightfully entertained at the home of their
president, Mr. Frank  Whipple. The occasion was the celebration of the
first birthday  anniversary of the Philomathean Society. Games and music
were  the mode of entertainment. Later in the evening when the
birth­day  cake appeared our host made a speech befitting the
occasion.  The white cake was artistically placed among green foliage with 
one green candle in the center. This color effect was exceedingly  pretty
and suggestive, green and white being the colors of the  Philomatheans. The
color scheme was worked out, even the ice  cream being green and white. 
When refreshments were served, each one present had his  future told by the
article found in the piece of birthday cake.  Clever toasts were given,
Miss Laura Mellish being the toast-mistress.  The toasts were: "Our
Birthday," Emma Rexroth;  "Our Name," Ruby Flowers; "Our Boys," Hattie
Mellish; "Our  Girls," Loraine Sherwood; "Our Sponsors," Anna Comney; 
"What We Have Done," Frank Whipple; "What We Will Do,  Mr. Philippi; "Our
Host," Geneva Johnson.  The guests departed at a late hour, voting Mr.
Whipple a  charming host, and Mrs. and the Misses Whipple the most
charm­ing  of hostesses. This evening will long be remembered as one
of  the bright spots in our social life.
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TBE MESSENGER 11  ALKASIAHS.  On Tuesday evening, November 8th, the members
of the Al-kasiah  Society met for the purpose of electing officers for the 
coming quarter. The following members were elected:  Miss Margaret Stark
President  Miss Laura Graham Vice-President  Miss Mary Shoultes Secretary 
Miss Cecelia Cosgrove Treasurer  Misses Mabel French and Gertrude MacDonald
Consuls  Misses Pearl Stanton and Henrietta Bucklin Social  Miss Walborg
Olson ...» Art  Monday evening, November the 21st, the following Julia
 "Ward Howe program was presented:  Childhood and Home Life of Mrs. Howe
Lucinda Bailey  Mrs. Howe, the Writer Mabel French  Reading—"Battle
Hymn of the Republic" Alma Nielson  The Public Life of Mrs. Howe Grace
Allen  Eulogy Margaret Stark  Song^'Battle Hymn of the Republic" Society 
• • •  THE YOUNG MEN'S DEBATING CLUB.  The Young Men's
Debating Club held its regular meeting  Thursday evening, November 10th. 
After the parliamentary drill and two short talks by Messrs.  Gibson and
Allison, the following question was debated :  "Resolved, That the United
States Congress pass a law to pre­vent  strikes, by immediate
arbitration: Affirmative, Mr. Degross,  Mr. Vander Mei; Negative, Mr.
Hanks, Mr. Odel. The Negative  won the decision.  Mr. Hanks, who was on the
negative side of this debate, did  some splendid work.  Much interest is
shown in the debates and the Club is fortu­nate  in having a number of
good debaters.  Messrs. Green and Swartz, of the High School Department, 
have recently been voted in as regular members of the Club.  •
• •  CHORAL CLUB.  Having heard from the Boys' Glee Club, we
must admit that  the girls are not the only ones in the school who can
sing. Tues­day  morning, November 15, during Assembly, we were favored
 with two selections from the young men, which showed good  spirit on their
part, and careful selection and good supervision on  Mrs. Thatcher's part.
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12 THE MESSENGER  W. W. C. A.  Have you and I today  Stood silent as with
Christ, apart from joy or fray  Of life, to see by faith His face  And grow
by brief companionship more true,  More nerved to lead, to dare to do  For
Him at any cost? Have we today  Found time, in thought, our hand to lay  In
His, and thus compare  His will with ours, and wear  The impress of His
wish? Be sure  Such contact will endure  Throughout the day; will help us
walk erect  Through storm and flood; detect  Within the hidden life, sin's
dross, its strain;  Revive a thought of love for Him again;  Steady the
steps which waver, help us see  The foot paths meant for you and me. 
•  The Y. W. C. A.'s of the Sound will hold a Cabinet
Confer­ence  at the B. S. N. S. the tenth and eleventh of December.
About  twenty-five delegates are expected and some very strong
ad­dresses  are promised.  The World's Week of Prayer was observed in
the Normal  School the second week of November in accordance with the
In­ternational  Association movement. This movement is now in deed 
and in truth a world movement and the American Associations  are one of
seventeen countries united in the World's Young  Women's Christian
Association. London is the World's head­quarters,  and the World's
general secretary is an American.  • ? • •••
•••  Miss Edna Dow, '10, is teaching at Entiat.  Miss
Jane Wilson, '08, is teaching in Wenatchee, and her sis­ter,  Miss
Marguerite, at Telma.  Miss Minnie Sanderson, '10, has a school near
Stevenson,  and Miss Florence McKean of the same Class, is teaching at 
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THE MESSENGER 13  Miss Margaret Sharkey, '10, who is teaching the Fifth
Grade  at Anacortes, spent Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th,  with
friends at Edens Hall.  Miss Cora Kennedy has a school at Dryden.  The
Misses Alma Wills, '08, Mary Scannell and Sadie Fas-ken,  '08, are teaching
at Cashmere.  The Misses Erma Misel, '09, Sarah Peterson and Carrie
John­ston  are teaching in the Wenatchee schools.  Miss Catherine
McNeil has a position in the schools at Leav­enworth.  Mrs, Amy
McDaniel, '10, is located at Weston, Oregon.  Noah Davenport, '10, has a
position at Dutch Harbor, Una-laska.  Miss Ethel Agan, '10, is teaching at
Woodland, and Miss Len-ore  Snodgrass, '10, is teaching in her home town,
Vancouver,  Washington.  Miss Edith Kimple is teaching at Concrete.  Paul
Peterson is located at Malaga; Mr. Knudson at Merritt,  and Leo De Merchant
at Oroville.  Miss Grace Hinman is teaching at Algers Bay, and Miss Alma 
Burns has a school near Chehalis.  Miss Elsie Scott, who is now at Waupon,
Wisconsin, in o be  married December 28 to Dr. Cole, of Milwaukee.  Miss
Florence Drysdale, '10, is teaching at Drayton.  The Misses Alta Shepard,
'10, and Maud Clark are teazling  at Lyman.  Miss Edna Staples has a school
at Twist, and Miss Lois Peb-ley  is teaching at Deming.  Miss Nora Walker
was married October 10th to Mr. Martin  Welch, a business man of Seattle,
in which city they are residing.  Miss Grace Griffiths is teaching at Port
Townsend.  Miss Evangeline Burns has a position in the Seattle Public 
Schools.  Miss Mabelle Gehrke is teaching near Dungeness.  Miss Minnie Dow,
'12, and Mr. Harty were quietly married  at Chehalis early this Fall. Only
relatives and intimate friends  were present. The bride wore white
messaline, with a veil, and  carried white bride's roses. She was attended
by Miss Edna Dow,  who wore blue silk and carried pink roses. Mr. Harty was
attend­ed  by his brother. The Rev. Revelle, performed the ceremony. 
Miss Clara Garrison spent Saturday and Sunday, November  19 and 20, with
Miss Mabel French, at Edens Hull,
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14 THE MESSENGER   lt; BASKETBALL.  Have you heard the latest ? No, what is
it ? The new basket­ball  has arrived on the scene. Oh! what joy for
the Athletic Girls,  and now for some good practicing.  The hours of
practice have been assigned each Class that has  been organized. The
Seniors practice from seven to eight on  "Wednesday evenings; the Juniors
from four to five on Wednesda}^  afternoons, and the Second Years from four
to five on Monday  afternoons. There are still some of the Classes who have
not  organized their team. Let me urge you, Classmen, to take the
op­portunity  in helping win the Kline Cup for your Class. We want 
all the Classes of the School represented in the games that are to  be
played.  The Seniors have been unfortunate in losing their coach, Mr. 
Holcomb. Under his direction the team was making rapid prog­ress,  and
now it feels his absence. Another loss that the team is  suffering from is
the withdrawal of one of their best players, Elsie  Buchanan. Her
withdrawal is due to illness.  The Juniors report an excellent line-up at
each practice, and  earnest playing on the part of each player.  The Second
Years are working up a strong team under the  coaching of Mr. Odle. To have
them for an opponent is proof  enough as to their ability as players. 
Sophs., where is your team ? Don't let all that good material  you have
slip by unnoticed. Get busy, turn out, and practice.  Get into the game!
You have the material. All you lack is some-
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THE MESSENGER 15  one at the head. Make it your business to be at the head
and  get a team on the floor.  • • •  Already, much
interest is being shown in basket-ball and  everything indicates that the
Normal will have a dandy first  team as well as one or two other very good
scrub teams.  Quite a squad of boys has been turning out once a week for 
nearly two months and some of the football boys will appear on  the Gym.
floor after Thanksgiving. Carver, Lord, H. East,  Krausc, Heath and Knaack
are trying for forward, but there is  little doubt but that Carver and Lord
will be the basket-makers  of the first team. "Big" East and Odle will have
to "scrap H  out" for center; while Tucker, Fritz, Rogers, Becker,
Grimstead.  Jim Copenhaver and Keith Copenhaver will do things as guards. 
BBLLINGIIAM HIGH, 5; NORMAL, 0.  Two weeks after their first defeat by the
local High School,  the Normal eleven again lined up against their old
enemies on  November 5. The grounds were very sloppy. It rained part of 
the time and the wind blew a perfect gale. But the two teams  were evenly
matched and the game was one of the best ana  hardest fought of any played
on the local gridiron this Fall.  Strange to say, the same field officials
had charge of this game  that officiated on October 22, but on this
occasion they gave both  teams a perfectly square deal.  In the first
quarter the High kicked off and within a few  clowns placed the ball within
one foot of the goal. But the Nor­mal  got the ball on downs and
kicked out of danger.  In the second quarter most of the playing was done
in the  center of the field. Johns made a startling run around right end 
and a minute later sent East around the other way for a big  gain. It was
in this quarter that Copenhaver recovered a Normal
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16 THE MESSENGER  punt, falling on the ball in a big pool of water, much to
the de­light  of those in the grandstand.  In the third and fourth
quarters the ball was slippery and  the players were wet and cold,
consequently fumble after fumble  occurred. At last, with the ball down
near their own goal, the  Normal boys made a costly fumble, for the High
got the ball and  soon plunged over the line for a touchdown.  The line-up:
 Normal— —High  Olsen Center Tidball  Sloan Right Guard
McPherson  Marshall Left Guard Otto  Cade Left Tackle Howard  Tidball Right
Tackle Thiel  Copenhaven Left End Kohler  Krausc Right End Peters  Johns
Quarterback Gaffney  J. East Fullback Follman  H. East Left Halfback
Southerland  Fritz Right Halfback Morgan  •  NOKMAL, 12; Lynden, 0. 
On Saturday, November 12, the Normal eleven went to Lyn­den  and
played the High School eleven of that place. Although  the Lynden boys were
light, they were quick, clever players, and  put up a good game. But the
Normal had decidedly the better of  the argument, both in weight and skill.
 During the first three quarters the Normal used the open-style  football
almost entirely, but were unable to score. They  used the forward pass
successfully and a fake pass to Cade on  the sidelines resulted in a
touch-down,—almost. One of the Lyn­den  backfields intercepted a
Normal pass and, with a clear field,  made a dash for the goal; but " B i g
" East decided that Lynden  should not score and overhauled the runner
before he did any  damage.  The Normal scoring was done in the fourth
quarter when line  plunging was resorted to. East carried the ball over
both times  and Cade kicked both goals.  •J gt; *£•
«£•  In the parlor there were three;  The girl, the lamp,
and he.  Two is company! No doubt  That is why the lamp went out.—Ex.
 •  'Twas in a restaurant first they met,  One Romeo and Juliet. 
'Twas there he first fell into debt,  For Romeo'ed what Juli-et.—Ex.
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THE MESSENGER 17  EXCHANGES.  Our exchanges just come today with the
afternoon mail and  the material for The Messenger must be in tonight. Now
between  seven and ten great things have happened. We can tell at a  glance
that the exchanges are good.  "The Booster," from Chadron,
Nebraska—Your jokes are  good. If you would work up a literary
department it would  add to the interest of your paper.  "The Oahuan," from
Oahu College, Honolulu—Your cuts are  good. The one for the exchanges
is especially appropriate. Your  stories are very interesting.  "The School
Mirror," from Wilbur, Washington—Your pa­per,  though small, is
well arranged. Our sympathies are all with  "Silas Stabblegrass." His name
alone was bad enough, without  his other troubles.  "The Aromar," from
Spokane College—We want to con­gratulate  you upon the
excellence of your paper. Your literary  department is especially good. 
"The Comus," of Zanesville, Ohio—Your cuts are good.  "Bink Brown,
Illustrator," is very interesting. We sure want  the next number. You
forgot to number your pages so we had  to count them to find the remainder
of the story. It would be a  good idea to have the name of the place (city
and state) on the  first page of your paper, as we have to hunt it among
the adver­tisements.  "The Eh Kah Nam," from Walla Walla High
School—You  are always gladly received. Oh, those "Larks." They don't
 come any too often.  "The Review," of Lowell, Mass.—Do you have
"Weary  Willies" in Massachusetts? Where else could you have gotten  the
idea for your "Exchange" cut? And, oh! that "Hall of  Fame."
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held October 26th, the report of the  Flower Committee to the effect that
two dozen carnations and a  book had been purchased, to be presented to
Miss Cribbs; ac­cepted.  Store bills to the extent of $27.14 allowed. 
At regular meeting held November 2nd—  The matter of Messenger
subscriptions discussed.  A committee was appointed to arrange for a
reception to be  given in honor of Mrs. Engberg, the evening of her number
on our  lecture course.  Salary and store bills to the extent of $218.72
allowed.  At regular meeting held November 9th—  Miss Caldwell
reported that $84.65 had been collected, to  date, for Messenger
subscriptions.  The matter of an inter-Normal pin discussed..  The
resignation of Mr. Holcomb as Athletic Manager ac­cepted.  Mr. Bond
appointed Athletic Manager to succeed Mr. Hol-combe.  Salary and store
bills amounting to $24.80 allowed.  At regular meeting held November
16th—  The President reported that the Faculty approved our plan  for
a universal pin for the three Washington Normals.  An advertising committee
for the boys' entertainment ar­ranged  for.  Miss Caldwell reported
that to date we have 236 Messenger  subscribers.  Printing and store bills
to the extent of $135.72 allowed.  Adjournment.  • • •
gt;  The sun gleams bright o'er the world bedlght  In gaudy colors of the
morn;  Vast virdue, glimmering, dewy bright,  Earth's wavering mantle to
adorn.  Yon lofty peak, white snowy capped,  In grandeur guards the deep
rent gorge  By a solitary cloud o'er-lapped—  White vapors from the
smithy's forge.  How good the morn, how sweet the air,  All nature now
seems God ward bending;  The mists arise like incense fair  To heaven and
earth sweet fragrance lending.  So all rejoice today,  Let all rejoice in
chorus;  Another glad Thanksgiving Day  Has God shed o'er us.
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THE MESSENGER 19  SENIOR NOTES.  The Seniors regret very deeply the
resignation of Helen  Finch as Class President/ Miss Finch felt that she
could not do  justice to the Class on account of ill-health. Her place is
now be­ing  filled by Mr. Gibson.  Miss Ida Anderson was called to her
home at Astoria for sev­eral  days on account of the death of her
neice.  We are sorry to report that our classmate, Willard Holcombe,  has
withdrawn from Normal and is studying music in Seattle.  Several of the
Seniors are assigned to teaching in the city.  This is an important and
practical feature in the professional  training of teachers.  Miss Gertrude
Barker has returned from Seattle, where she  underwent a slight operation
in having her tonsile removed.  Miss Opal Spinning delightfully entertained
with a fancy  dress party at the dormitory on the evening of November 11. 
• • •  FRESHMEN NOTES.  The Freshmen were at home in
Society Hall, November 4,  from eight to eleven P. M. The good time started
with the  grand march, in which all joined. Afterward, many exciting  games
were played. Refreshments were served and the crowd  dispersed shortly
before eleven o'clock. All report a good time.  Our basket-ball team has a
promising future. The star for­wards  of the Second Year Class of last
year are with us this
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20 THE MESSENGER  season. "We also have some very choice material for
center and  guards.  Ernest Stowell is teaching in Skamokawa, Wakkiakum 
County.  Clyde Keed is teaching near Ferndale, and was recently
mar­ried  to Miss Neva Sisson, formerly of California.  Mr. W. J.
Lidell likes the Happy things in life.  JUNIOE NOTES.  Grace Proctor, of
Everett, spent the two weeks before  Thanksgiving at her home on account of
illness.  At last the Juniors have taken their first and dreaded plunge 
into the pedagogical profession. Although this first step was  dreaded by
many it was not half so bad, somehow, as the dignified  and experienced
Seniors pictured it. Teaching's not such a bad  business after all.  Cheer
up, Juniors! Our basket-ball team is coming to the  front. Those turning
out are: Ruth Colton, Lillian Cooke, Miss  Thompson, Vernie Smith, Inez
Clausen, Ruth Irving, Era Frank­lin,  Lucille Nichols, Anna Hadeen and
Mamie Crossman.  We need all the Junior girls who are interested in
basket-ball  to turn out, because we are going to have the winning team of 
the season.  The Juniors held a Class-meeting Wednesday, November 30,  in
Society Hall. The main business of the meeting was the mak­ing  of
arrangements for the annual reception given by the  Juniors.
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THE MESSENGER 21  L'ENVOI.  (Apologies to R. K.)  When the training school
teaching is over  And our spirits no more can be tried  By the school
child's impish conduct  And the youngest critic has died.  We shall rest,
and faith, we shall need it,  Fly away for a summer or two,  From the "See
me" plans and the flunking grades  Till our money is all run through.  Then
those who were good shall be happy,  They shall sit in an easy chair  While
a phonograph teaches the children  And a novel eases their care.  And
everybody shall praise us  And never a critic shall blame  And no one need
work for money  But the pay checks will come just the same.  But each in
his hatred of working  And all in their love of ease  Shall spend their
time in the worship  Of the little god, "Do As You Please."  We expect
there will be a mad rush for the seat Florence  Ornes occupied in Botany
Class when it becomes known that there  is a well-founded tradition that
whoever occupies that seat will be  married within the year. Experience has
proved that for several  years back. Mr. Moody expects to see the tradition
verified again  this year.  "When in a hurry take "Oral Express."  New song
by one of the Dormitory girls:  Oh, my darling! Oh, my darling!  Oh, my
darling Van der Myne!
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22 THE MESSENGER  FIRST DAY OP TEACHING.  9:15 Period—  I passed
through the hallway  And peeped in at the door.  At the table were the
Juniors  Who had papers on the floor.  "I don't know how to write a plan, 
Let alone the teaching part;  I feel so shaky in my knees,  And so
fluttered is my heart.  "For next period I must go  Into the Training
School,  And stand before my little class  To teach the many rules."  10:00
Period—  "Oh! there's the bell! so long!"  And down the hall she
rushed;  With shaking knees she entered  Before the bell had hushed. \  Up
went a score of little hands,  When she had closed the door,  A hum and
noise as of bees  That set her head to roar.  Ten minutes had elapsed  And
her head began to ache,  When softly the door was opened  And in stepped
Miss Drake.  Oh, horrors! thought this Junior,  What shall I do?  I can't
think of a question—  My mind's as thick as glue."  11:25
Period—  I passed through the hallway,  And peeped in at the door. 
At a table sat those Juniors,  Their tongues going as before.  "This
Training School is a nightmare;  The pupils disregard the law;  I don't
want to be a teacher;  But I want to go home to ma!"  M. J. W  •  In
History of Education Class:—  Mr. Deerwester—"What was a
scribe?"  Miss Reirhert—'' Some one who scribbled.''
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THE MESSENGER 23  Girls (and Mr. Brink)—"What does this remind you
of?"  •  We find that our instructors are truly American: Miss Gray 
has even stopped the imported custom of having "conversazione"  in Room 17
and the halls. Down with the traitors!  •  Mr. Epley—"Miss 0 ,
what is the effect of intrusive  sheets of lava?"  Miss 0.—"It cooks
the rock next to i t ."  •  WANT ADS.  Wanted—Some one to write
poetry on the board in the con­versation  room. It would be much more
artistic to have only one  sort of handwriting.  Wanted—A few
spoonholders for the halls.  Wanted—The back row in Mr. Deerwester's
History of Edu­cation  Class want some cushions.  Wanted—A new
conversation room. The old one has been  invaded by a spirit hostile to our
intellectual discourse.  *•*  TO THE BOYS!  After the Episode in the
"Gym."  (Apologies to Robert Burns.)  Wee, sleekit, cowerin, timorous
beasties,  O, what a grief is in your breasties!!  You need na start awa
sae hasty,  Wi' bickerin brattle!  We wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, 
Wi murderin' prattle!  We're truly sorry that your omission  Has shattered
the Normal's social union,  And will rectify that ill opinion  Which makes
you sore  At us, your poor earth-born companions,  An' fellow mortals! 
—'12.  •  Mrs. Thatcher (in Music Methods)—"Your trouble
seems to  be in singing up high. That shouldn't trouble Miss Hadeen." 
•  Miss Angst (in Bible Class)—The Egyptians are not a
no­madic  people so they must be stationary.  •  Mr.
Philippi—"Mr. H- , what is the English unit of  weight?"  Mr.
H.—'' Foot pounds.''  Mr. p . "How many foot pounds do you weigh?"
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24 THE MESSENGER  Mr. Philippi—"What is a couple?"  Miss
B.—"One force pulling down equal to a force pulling  u p . "  Mr.
P.—'' There you are mixing up physical terms with every  day life." 
•  THE MASQUERADE.  One Friday night not long ago,  The girls gave a
masquerade.  "Were the boys invited?" "Ah, no!'-'  But for them great fun
this made.  All went well 'till nine o'clock,  When all the lights went
out,  And all the girls in a flock  Raised a fearful shout.  When on again
the lights were turned,  A search the girls did make,  And some among their
numbers  Were found to be a fake.  The girls were bent on vengeance  So
with all utility  They beat, with the aid of rope and fists,  One into
insensibility.  Now, girls, of such acts beware,  For boys at the Normal
are few;  And if these you will not spare,  There's no one to blame but
you.  •  Miss A.—"The population of Asotin is fifteen hundred
now,  i s n t i t ? "  Miss C.—"No, it is only one thousand five
hundred."  •  Normal steps,  Students rave,  Stepped too much. 
Little grave.  •  Miss Sperry—"It is hard to change a person's
name after he  has been known by it for fifty years.''  The Class smiled
broadly.  •  Normal girl she,  Normal boy he,  Normal corners free, 
Normal sights to see.
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THE MESSENGER 25  Miss Baxter—"I don't like to associate with people
that are  too angelic, because it makes me feel lonesome."  •  The
girls they had a masquerade  Up at the Normal School  The boys they came
and butted in;  Which was against the rule.  Frankie Krause he got caught, 
If you only saw what he got!  He got hammered in the face,  His throat got
twisted out of place.  What happened next he never knew;  It took ten
minutes to bring him to.  Today old Frankie he's allright,  Except his
collar's a little tight.  The girls they keep still during recesses, 
Because they nearly were murderesses.  —Anon.  •  Mr. Epley,
(who had just been speaking of girls' interest in  hats) asked—"What
has happened recently in China?"  Miss B.—"They have cut off their
queues."  Mr. Epley—"That is the next thing to h a t ."  • 
"There is so much bad in the best of us,  And so much good in the worst of
us  That it doesn't behoove any of us  To talk about the rest of us. 
•  Don't be alarmed if you see an alarm clock flying East.  • 
'Taint no use to grumble or complain  It's just as easy to be happy and
rejoice.  When God sorts out the weather and sends rain,  Why rain's my
choice!  —J. W. Riley.  •  EXAM. IN ENGLISH III. 
Question—What in the above quotation is typical of Carlyle? 
Answer—It is typical of Carlyle because it is so hard to
un­derstand.  •  IN TRAINING DEPARTMENT.  Exam.
Question—Explain the meaning of the words up and  down? 
Answer—By the word " u p , " we mean where the people
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26 THE MESSENGER  stand with their feet down and their heads up and by down
we  mean where the people have their feet up and their heads down.  •
 "Never let your studies interfere with your education."  •  Miss
Baxter (in Observation, discussing Music Plan upon the  board)—"I
would simply give the children a measure and tell  them to 'beat i t . '" 
Students conclude that music is not so hard to teach after all.  • 
Tis easy enough to be pleasant  When the world rolls along like a song; 
But the man worth while is the one that will smile  When everything goes
dead wrong.  • gt; • • gt;  Friend—"In what course
does your son graduate?"  Father—"In the course of time, from the
looks of things."  —Ex.  *•*  J. V. and L. S. sat on the porch.
J. V. said, " I like your com­pany."  L. S. murmured, "Me, too."
Whereupon J. V. became a  holding company and drew up his articles of
incorporation so close  that L. S. went into the hands of a
receiver.—Ex.  •  IN THE AUDITORIUM.  November the fourth Mr.
Romine gave a stereopticon lecture  on the Bermuda Islands, where he
visited the Harvard Univer­sity's  biological observatory a few years
ago.  The Bermuda group consists of three hundred and sixty-five  islands.
These island do not belong to the West Indies, as many  suppose, but are a
group by themselves. The Bermudas have a  luxuriant vegetation. The rubber,
juniper and mangrove trees  are native there. There are no fresh water
streams, but the  people are supplied with rain-water, which they catch
from the  rooms. A number of caves are there, which have many interesting 
and peculiar rock formations.  The inhabitants number about thirty
thousand; a fourth of  which are white people. The largest city is
Hamilton. It is also  the capital. The islands contain one large American
Hotel, The  Princess, for the accommodation of tourists.  Mr. Romine said
there were only two seasons in Bermuda;  they were the summer season and
the tourist season. All build­ings  are constructed of the white
lime-stone, of which the islands  are composed. There is one beautiful
cathedral and many fine  American residences in Bermuda. The people go from
one island
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THE MESSENGER 27  to another by means of long bridges. They travel on
little horses  or on foot, as there are no automobiles nor trains on the
islands.  The buildings belonging to the observatory once composed a 
military station and are located about two miles from Hamilton.  The old
powder magazine is now an aquarium where many pecu­liar  and beautiful
forms of sea life are kept. The marine life to  be seen and studied here is
varied and of many beautiful colors,  even the fish being tinted. Many
colored and different shaped  sponges grow in the warm salt water. Some of
the specimens may  be seen in Mr. Romine's laboratory.  • •
•  The students of B. S. N. S. were delightfully entertained in 
Assembly the Friday after election by talks given by the Faculty  on the
late election results. Mr. Romine talked on "Champ  Clark," Mr. Deerwester
on "Politicians Whose Popularity Had  Waned," Miss Montgomery on "Equal
Suffrage," Mr. Philippi on  "Woodrow Wilson," Mr. Bond on "Temperance," and
Mr. Bever  on "Insurgency."  • • gt; • gt;  On Friday,
November the eighteenth, the school was fortu­nate  in hearing the
Rev. Eliot of Portland give an informal but  charming address. Rev. Eliot
is President of the Board of Trus­tees  of the Reed Memorial Fund, and
told briefly of the plans of  that new college, which is to be opened in
Portland next Septem­ber.  • • •  SPIRIT OF
CHRISTMAS.  I am thinking of you today because it is Christmas, and I  wish
you happiness. And tomorrow, because it will be the day  after Christmas, I
will still wish you happiness, and so on,  throughout the year. I may not
be able to tell you about it every  day because I may be far away; or
because both of us may be  very busy, or perhaps because I can't afford to
pay the postage  on so many letters or find time to write them. But that
makes no  difference. The thought and the wish will be there just the same.
 Whatever joy or success comes to you will make me glad without  pretense,
and in plain words, good will to you, is what I mean in  the Spirit of
Christmas. "—Henry Van Dyke.  •** •••
*•*  In the Normal Auditorium, November 22, 1910, was given a 
delightful recital by the Department of Violin, of the B. S. N. S. 
assisted by Mrs. Elmer L. Cave and Mrs. E. T. Mathes. The con-
Messenger - 1910 December - Page 28
28 THE MESSENGER  cert was well attended, regardless of the inclemency of
the weath­er.  The members of the Violin Orchestra are working
earnestly  under the instruction of G. Sidney Stark and are showing rapid 
progress. The following program was rendered:  (a) Silver Star Overture by
Hazel  (b) Serenade L. P. Laurendeau  Normal Orchestra  Cavatlne by Schmidt
 Fred Horst  Gavotte Hans Sltt  Floid Chapper  Sixth Air Varie Chas. Dancla
 Calla DuVal  Lullaby—from Jocelyn by Goddard  Mrs. Elmer L. Cave 
(Violin Obligato)  Mr. Stark  Cantilena J- Andre  Sidney Peterson  Fifth
Air Varie Chas. Dancla  Mildred Croker  Cavatina Raff  Beulah DuVal  Were
My Song with Wings Provided Reynaldo Hohn  Mrs. Elmer L. Cave  Gypsy Melody
J. Kohler  Virginia Mathes  Traumerei Schumann  Willie Mcllvanie  Alita
Losey  Calla and Beulah DuVal  AUTUMN SUNSET.  The trees on Sehome Hill
have donned  Their autumn colors rich and gay.  In silence and in mystery 
The scene is changing day by day.  From vivid green the leaves have turned 
To sombre brown and red and gold.  I know not how the change was wrought, 
But stand and marvel to behold.  For many years 'neath sunny skies  In
Southern clime my lot was cast;  The autumn tints on Sehome Hill  Bring
thronging memories of
Messenger - 1910 December - Page 29
THE MESSENGER 29  Bring thronging memories of my childhood's home  On
Eastern prairies far away.  Where I, beside my father's door,  Beneath the
maples used to play.  From prairie home to Sehome Hill  (With almost twenty
years between)  My mind returns to present things,  And dwells with rapture
on the scene.  The setting sun, a ball of gold,  Surrounded by a glowing
sky.  No artist's brush can picture this:  Such scenes all human skill
defy.  The windows of the Normal School  Like many-colored jewels gleam. 
Across the waters of the bay  The rays in golden glory stream;  And there
above the myriad waves,  Between the earth and glowing sky,  (Connecting
link 'twixt earth and heaven)  A golden pathway seems to lie.  "From nature
up to nature's God;"  Who dwells yon shining path above,  My thoughts are
turned, my soil is rapt  In wonder and adoring love.  But words are all
inadequate  Surrounding beauties to portray,  And more inadequate they seem
 The soul's deep feelings to convey.  —Nettie A. Wollam, in
American-Reveille, Oct. 1910.
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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  Listen! We Can Save You $10  on that Suit or
Overcoat  • • • •
•••••••• • •
• •  You will find a b ig difference in our  prices—in
our qualities, a big dif­ference  for the better. Selected
gar­ments  of t h e handsomest mater­ials.  This fall and
winter's goods  made up into the styles you'll like  TAKE THE ELEVATOR 
FR0LI6H'S SAMPLE SUIT SHOP  Corner Elk and Holly Streets - - Bellingham 
••••  To Rooms 418, 419, 420, 421 Exchange Bldg. j
;j  •••• 
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xv]
ADVERTISEMENTS  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 . . . Bellinghatn, Washington  Is a
Dollar Any Good to You ?  You can save several by buying your  Christmas
Jewelry, Diamonds, etc.  At rieacham's  400 West Holly Street, opposite
Surprise Store J:. SCHWARTZ, PROP.  Normal Sttsdents given iO per Cent.
Discount  611 W. Holly vStreet : : Bellinghatn, Wash  "EverytMiiQ in
Printing that is Good"  S. B. IRISH A CO.  Prirptii^g :: Ei?gravii?g 
liegal Blanks  We make a specialty of Engraved Cards and  Wedding
Stationery  1311 Railroad Avenue - - • Phone Main 282
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xvi]
ADVERTISEMENTS  [ D H Y B E A Y O E M E N ?  Brotherhood of American Yoemen
DES,owkNES  THE YOUNG FRATERNAL. GIANT  Issues Certificates Paying Less
Expectancy Deduction  Cash at Death $1,000 $2,000 $3,000  Cash for Loss of
Hand 250 500 750  Cash for Loss of Foot 250 500 750  Cash for Loss of Eye
250 500 750  Cash for Broken Arm 100 200 300  Cash for Broken Leg 100 200
300  Cash for Total Disability 500 1,000 1,500  Old Age Disability Yearly
after  70, for 10 years 100 200 300  You dont' have to die to secure
benefits. Insures men and women from 18 to  50 years old. The Yoemen
Reserve guarantees permanency and future low  cost. Have it explained now.
Mrs. OHa W i l l i a m s , M 2313. 231-21st St.  Ladies Sample Shoe Parlors
HOUSEKEEPING OUTFITS  on Installments at  Tt)e Jer^ii^s-goys Go.  •
• • gt;  Furniture, Rugs, Ranges, Heaters,  Shelf Hardware,
Dishes   Utensils  • • •  Elk and Chestnut .* 10th and
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xvii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  \ FAIR PROPOSITION  Just buy your Film here and  have it
Developed F R E E  We guarantee entire satisfaction  C A M E R A S F"OR C H
R I S T M A S  Carr's Pharmacy M a i n 1 6 7  Registered Agents for t he
Sealshipt Oysters  IRELAND  lt;  PANCOAST  1321 Commercial St.  Dealers in
Fancy and Staple Groceries, Fresh Vegetables and  Fruit, etc.  Ferndell
Brand of Goods Our Specialty  E. K. Wood Lumber Co.  SOUTH BELUNGHAM 
Complete house bills furnished.  Special rates on short Drop  Siding and
Ceiling — lengths  4 ft. to 9 ft. : : : :  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
BROWN, Vice-Prest. H. P. JOKES, Aaat. Cashier  The Bellingham National Bank
This Bank is pleased to accommodate with its excellent service  the
students of the Normal School  UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xviii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  0fiF?IST]V[AS GOODS  Going at such low prices that they 
should all be closed out before the  season is half over, at . . .  J. N.
SELBY   CO.  207 West Holly  Come early and look over our display and be
convinced  The Nobbiest Line of  LscJies Shjoes sr)d PCirr)ps  in
Bellingham  Th gt;e Popalar gt)oe Store, Ir)e.  Dock and Holly Streets 
Rooms 11-12 Red Front Bldg. Phone Main 636  Oscar Nordquist  flerchant
Tailor  Cleaning and Pressing  All Work Guaranteed  Bellingham .* .' .' .'
Washington  GIFTS THAT ENDEAR  A pair of our dainty slippers will make one
of  the most appreciated gifts that it's possible to  give your girl chum
or for mother or sister. For  father, brother or sweetheart, a cosy,
stylish  house slipper would be just the thing. Our as­sortment  is
now complete. Our prices low. .'  G E O . F". R A Y M O ND  110 EAST HOLLY
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xix]
Plain, Practical  Training in the essentials  ^ o f business success, the
Bel-  ^lingham Business College has  no peer either east or west.  There's
a reason—sound courses, thorough methods, success-duates.  An
Aggressive School for Progressive People  ful graduates  1318^ 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 and 1911  JUDGE BEN LINDLEY,
Jan. 19  HUBBARD MUIR, Critic, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 4  CHAMP CLARK, April
14  MRS. DAVENPORT-ENGBERG, date not yet fixed  SBASON TICKET $ 2 - SINGLE
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xx]
ADVERTISEMENTS  Don't forget to take a Box of  HOOKER'S CHOCOLATES  Home
with you. There are none better  STAR CANDY STORE  107 East Hollv Street 
We have the only line of 5 C H 0 0 L P I C T U R ES  in the city  Sett A.
Atwood Paint    Wail Pape* Co.  212 West Holly St. Bellingham  SWEET
GROCERY CO.  Reliable Dealers in  Groceries, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 
"Sealshipt" Oysters Fresh Every Day  ioai Elk Street .• .•
.• Both Phones 217  Phone your order to the  ROYAL DAIRY CO.  Milk,
Cream, Ice Cream,  FOR  Butter, Eggs and Cheese  M 46 - - - - A 746
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xxi]
HEAVY HA$£)WA$E  213-215 West Holly Street - - - Bellingham,
MAGAZINES AND 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  I s t\)e place to bdy yodr F6el  or get yoCir
TrCir^s fyaGled . •  PHONES 125 - - 1417 R. R. Ave
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xxii]
Holly Street  Glasses R e p a i r e d : : Factory on  I m m e d i a t e l y
: : Premises  t^e  E Columbia Cafeteria and Bakery C O M E  to  Where You
will be Convinced of  the Delicious Lunches Served  7309 ELK STREET
BELLINGHAM  While attending ^ A C ^N. We teach Pitman,  the Normal ar-
/• ^£ ] # . /y^~---___V^----iSv Graham and Gregg  range with us
to f  gt;/\ J / A/ \ . " \ Shorthand, Office  take a course in v ^ ^ / ^ ^
* ~/)j(S\f ^ ^ S^-i /i^i) A I P r a c t i c e , Book-  Shorthand, Type-
—f— ^//M^/*^JsrMjrJj/A IkeePmf? a n d F i ne  writing,
Booklceep- \ —*^^ ySJZS (^CL^C/ J C lt;iS J Penmanship  ing or
Penmanship \ ^-^J jr  Send for Catalogue ^^ ^^r Phone M 786 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  A G wickman STOKES   WICKMAN 
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  A. F. JOHNSON, Proprietor  936 Elk Street - - Phones: Main
2532—A 646
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xxiii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  %  ^  Larson's Livery  and Transfer  ESTABLISHED IN 1 8 95 
STREET  Ph nes: flain 70; Home, A 670
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xxiv]
Estate  Insurance  Mortgages for Sale  Bellingham . . . . . . . Washington 
H. I„ MUNRO E. N. HASKBLL  MUNRO   HASKELL  Hardware, Tinning, 
Plumbing, Heating  1163 ELK ST.  Telephone Main 12 A 312 - BELLINGHAM,
WASHINGTON  Christmas Photos. i ^ S ,  by sending a P H O T O  of yourself
or family. There is nothing more ap­propriate,  inexpensive or
appreciated than  a Good Pbofo  We make photos that please. Our prices are
reasonable  Get your CHRISTMAS PHOTOS now  SANDISON STUDIO  126y2 W. Holly
St. . . . Phones: A 071—M 989  The only exclusive Drug Store  : in
Bellingham :  H. M. ARNOLD  lt;5L CO.  Prescription Druggists  Sunset Block
o o Bellingham, Wash
Messenger - 1910 December - Page [xxv]
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 December - Page [xxvi]
  £:. lt; . \  *w, \h IU^L •  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  Cox-Ovetlock Co*  214 East Holly
Street—1251 Elk Street - Alaska Bldg.PPPPP