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Messenger - 1911 February - Cover
V ' V n  MID-YEAR NUMBER  Messenger  February, J9U
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ADVERTISEMENTS  YOU START AT ZERO  We all start out in life from the zero
mark. It is up­hill  all the way. The higher we go the more we are 
looked up to. The man who attains success must  take himself seriously,
look to his own interests and  conserve his strength, wealth and ability.
Many  people are depositing their money with this bank,  paying by check,
and furthering their own interests,  thereby raising their marks high above
zero on the  gauge of life.  First National Bank  Capital Surplus and
Undivided Profits $320,000.00  ENGBERG I  Bellingham's 1  IEJ  Prescription
Expert 1  m  Attas' Cold and Cough Cure  is the remedy you will be
satisfied with  Fischer's Excellent Violin Strings  « M  1 a  Q  a
FREE D E L I V E R Y P"  Engberg's Pharmacy |  Alaska Bldg., Cor. Elk  
Holly. Phones M 224-A 224 j |
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Oldest Dry Goods House  in the Northwest  CHALLENGE SALE  We Challenge all
to fleet Our Prices  Don't fail to visit the Big Day-  Light Store during
this Money-  Saving Event  MONTAGUE   McHUGH ™w*f*»* Daylight
Store  i  Oldest Dry Goods House  in the Northwest  • • •
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Clothing Store in each City  has HART, SCHAFFNER    MARX CLOTHES FOR MEN 
We have them in Bellingham  GAGE=DODSON CO.  Agents  MALLOROY CRAVENETTE
HATS  Clover Block : : Bellingham
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ADVERTISEMENTS  THE LEADER  This is the time of year  for the economical
buyer  to take advantage of values  that won't be equaled later  in the
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Band and Stringed  Instruments and Accessories : ;  "HOME OF THE
CHIOKERINQ'  Successor to D. S. JOHNSTON CO.  Alaska Building 210 East
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Insnrance  Suretv Bonds  I22S Railroad Avenue : : : Phones Main 84—A
385  Phones Main 64-A 664 T3r3 Elk Street  Washington Market  Dealer in 
The Weil-Known Frye-Bruhn U. S. Inspected Meats  Game and Poultry in Season
 Special Attention Paid to Phone Orders  Prompt Delivery to all Parts of
the City  P. M. Johhson Bellingham, Wash  Wanted—You* 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 6 82 
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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. in. Res. Phones: Main JOO—A 10a 
Evenings by Appointment  DR. GOODHBART  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  Office:
200-201-223 Alaska Bldg. Bellingham, Washington  DRS. SMITH   KIRKPATRICK 
SURGEONS  Sunset Building . . . . Bellingham  Office Phone, Main 985 Res.
aaia V Street  Home A 471 B 0*2  CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties:
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat  Rooms 316 and 317 Exchange Bldg.
BLASSEI ACCURATELY FITTED  Main 1634 Automatic : A 94  204-5 Alaska Bldg.,
Cor. Elk and Holly  DR. CARL M. ERB  Specialist Eye, Mar, Nose and Throat.
Glasses Fitted  Office Hours: 9:00 to 12 m.; 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. Evening and
 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  Exchange Building - Bellingham  DR. SOLON RICHARD
BOYNTON  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  Phones: Residence M 258 A 735 Office M 1260
A 734  Office: Rooms 305, 306, 307 Exchange Block - - Bellingham,
Washington  •  m  T H E REXAI_I_ S T O R E ^tt  GANDY Everybody likes
good candy. We have the best—I^eggetts  90c. a pound. Try them 
PHONES{Mahl 556 FREE DELIVERY Cor. Dock and Holly
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SPECIALISTS  Special Rates to Students Lady Attendants  Sunset Blk., Cor.
Elk and Holly, Bellingham, Wash. MAIN 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 u „ .  Rooms
3S4-35-36-37 Phone Main 975  First National Bank Block Home A 862  r5e^3GY
FLORAL GO.  Wholesale and Retail Growers  1305 ELK ST., - - BELLINGHAM,
WASH.  T-T A T^T N PHOTOGRAPHER  Suuset Block, corner Elk and Holly - Phone
Main 3325  New Studio and Equipment Modern Methods in Photography  Elevator
at Holly Street Entrance . . . Bellingham, Washington  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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SPECIAL RATES TO ALL NORMAL CLASSES  Take your Printing troubles to the 
Union Printing, Binding   Stationery Co.  Largest Printing House  in the
Northwest  1211 Elk Street ; : Bellingham  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  GRIMSTED SHOE CO. SS
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and Class Pins Made to Order  Phones: M 379—A 965 Bellingham, Wash 
THE STAR CREAMERY  NOW after the final "Exams." are  over is the time to
celebrate. Have  that "FEED" you have long talked  of. Get your ICE CREAM
from  the Star Creamery.  WE HAVE ALL CREAMERY SUPPLIES  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 . . 
I9II  Arriving Every Day  Shoes for Dress for social affairs. Walking Shoes
 C. P. FORD'S FINE SHOES FOR LADIES  1313-1315 Commercial Street, - -
Bellingham, Wash.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Kindly Remember that  THE MORSE HARDWARE CO.  On Elk Street
 Is the Home of the  GREAT MAJESTIO RANGE  Don't forget to tell your
friends about it  Why does a tree grow round instead of Square?  1  GBO. W.
MOCK  MOCK   HILL  ROBT. F. Hiu,  FUNERAL DIRECTORS  Both Phones 186  Maple
Block 1055 Elk Street 1  We like to clean your Linen. If we don't  we want
your good will  PACIFIC STEAM LAUNDRY  Established 1889  CHARLES ERHOLM,
Proprietor  Phones: J* J2£  1728-1738 Ellis Street B 126 ePI NE
STORE  The Best Stock in the City  3  CHAS.  W.  PEASLEE  J)
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PHOTO­GRAPHS  for Schools and Colleges. Don't  decide until you have
seen what we have to  offer. Best work at lowest prices.  NOTE—We
make the latest style of FIRE­PLACE  PORTRAITS ON POST CARDS  Ti?e
Gfosaft Studio iai1 Dock siieet  WILBER GIBBS  Jeweler and Optician 
Largest line of Silverware found in any  store in the Northwest  313 West
Holly Street, - - - Bellingham, Wash.  Drink Lanum'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.  Fresh Schoolday
Lunches .  When class-room work has left you tired, a dainty  luncheon is
required; and things that you enjoy  the most are things spread on
delicious toast—  made on an ELECTRIC TOASTER. One  of these Electric
Toasters can make toast faster  than the average gathering of Normal girls
can  eat it. Makes toast for about i-ioth of a cent a  slice. See one in
our Salesroom.  Whatcom County Ry.   Lt. Co.  PIKE BLDG. :
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ADVERTISEMENTS  rEiaieiaisisEjaEisiaisiaiiiaisiiiaMSJiisjsia
^r-Mp'j'iiJianiiaieMisEiiiajasisisiaisisia®  1  This is the Place You
1  .ST- Get Wh a t You Want 1  i mmnm^j0[^, PURE  • S^^^ S:^^^^ FRESH
 1 W@%? 'I3»agh^ CANDIES  J. A/. SHLBV  lt;£ CO.  207 West Holly 
BOOK'S AND STATIONERY  Here is doubtless the best place to outfit students
for the  Second Semester. They are always glad to see us  The BeHingham
Sheet Metal Works  Remember us when in need of  Cornices, Skylights,
Roofing, Steel Ceiling,  Furnace Work, Blow Piping, Tanks, Hotel  and
Restaurant Work, Boat Work, Garb­age  Cans, Camp Stoves, Air Tight
Stoves,  Chimney Tops, Guttering, Spouting  If it is made of sheet metal,
we can make it. No job too large  and none too small. Bring in your Repair
Work  Phone Main 488 1208 Commercial Street Bellingham, Wash  SHOE
DEPENDIBILITY  You can depend on the shoes we sell you, for  style, fit and
longevity. Our years of experience  have enabled us to give you the cream
of re­liable  brands and at prices you pay for unknown  goods. We
guarantee you entire satisfaction in  every particular  G E O  RELIABLE
FOOTWEAR  A Y M O N D  110 East Holly Street
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ADVERTISEMENTS  The Only Mail Order Engraving House in the State  CUTS of
a11 kinds for PRINTING  J^orth Coast Engraving Go.  Bellingham, Wash.
Arthur Bernhard, Manager  RECKS BRASS FOUNDRY 2 £f,2?  Brass and
Bronze Castings a Specialty  All Work Guaranteed. One Cast Every Day 
Corner Dock and Maple Streets Phone Main 2411  MRS. C. Q. HORSFALL  Newly
Furnished Housekeeping Rooms  Splendid location, fine view and within easy
walk­ing  distance of the City and Normal School  Phone A 291 920 High
Street Bellingham  Don't forget to take a Box of  Hooker's Cliocrola-tes 
Home with you. There are none better  Star Candy Store  107 East Holly
SPECIALTY  South Bellingham : : Washington  R. N. RALMERTON 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  The Campus  • Begins To Take  On A Greener 
Tint—The Birds  Sing—The Robins Appear—  It Is Spring. 
Birds take on prettier plumage. The  American girl gets Summery Clothes 
The NEW THINGS are here  New Suits, New Dresses—Everything  you would
want for this season's wear  Won't you come and see what we have?  Suits
$12.50 Up Silk Saits $3.00 Up  Coats 10.00 Up Dresses 3.50 Up  ^ S T J. B.
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WASHINGTON  S. B. Irish   Co., Printing 1311 Railroad Avenue  " I am
convinced that things cannot be expected to turn up  of themselves. We
must, in a measure, assist them to turn up. I  may be wrong, but I have
formed that opinion."—Dickens.  THE STAFF 
 Literary - LORAINE SHERWOOD Organizations-  Class Editors-  Senior  Junior
-  Freshman  Exchange  Athletics  Art Editor  Alumni  GERTRUDK MCDONALD 
 FLORENCE PLUMB  VIOLET JOHNSON  Alkisiah  Philomathean  Students' Ass'n 
Y. W. C. A. -  Choral Club  Calendar  Jokes •!  Business Managers 1 
at Bellingham, Washington, as second-class matter, under  act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.  Vol. X. February, 1911 No. 5  Another Mid-Year
Commencement time is over, giving the  Seniors a glimpse of what is in
store for them in June. We  congratulate the graduates and wish for them
the highest degree  of success. Rarely is there a Class whose membership
has con­sisted  of such efficient workers in School life and other
lines.  Their absence will be felt by us all. Agnes Caldwell has labored 
untiringly since she has been with us. She has served this year  on the
Board of Control, as Vice-President of the Students' Asso­ciation, 
and Cabinet member of the Y. W. C. A. Mr. Claude Clif­ford  is
especially interested in Wood-work and will follow out  that line in the
public schools of AYenatchee. Miss Gertrude  Scott has been active in
club-work. The Philomatheans will miss
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2 THE MESSENGER  her very much, as we all will. In musical lines, Miss Emma
 Rexroth's place will be difficult to fill. She has also been a  member of
the Board of Control as Students' representative, and  Chairman of
Religious Meetings of the Y. W. C. A. Miss Verna  Prader has been a good,
faithful student in her two years' work  in B. S. N. S.. and has been an
earnest worker in society  and Student activities. Miss Mary Cray, during
her two  years' work in this School, has won the regard of all by her 
good, conscientious work. "We regret her departure from us.  Mr. Raoul
Brinck will enter the University at the beginning of  this Semester, where
he will fit himself for the teaching of  French, his native language, and
Mathematics.  •  At the end of this year a. prize of $5.00 will be
awarded to  the writer of the best short story appearing in the March,
April.  May and June numbers of The Messenger. A second prize of  $3.00
will also be given. With this inducement, together with  the desire of
supporting The Messenger, it is hoped that we will  have a better grade of
short stories to publish.  •  The National Board of the Young Women's
Christian Asso­ciation  is putting out exceptionally good calendars
this year,  which are very desirable to have. They consist of about
seventy-five  sheets, on each one of which four or five days are treated. 
The calendar opens note-book fashion. It is full of the best
quo­tations.  They can be obtained from several members of the local 
Y. W. C. A. for a nominal sum. They are artistically compiled  and printed
and so finished and perfect in every respect, that  The Messenger wishes to
call your attention 1o them.  During the Christmas holidays Hie W. E. A.
was held in Se­attle.  Several of our Faculty members attended, among
whom  were Miss Hays. Miss George. Miss Laurence. Mr. Bever, Mr. 
Deerwester, and Dr. Mathes. Many people from B. S. N. S. were  present. To
those not residing in Bcllingham, from this Normal,  who will attend the W.
E. A. in Spokane next year, it is suggested  that there be a "Bcllingham
Luncheon." The Messenger was  asked to communicate this plan. It is hoped
that definite arrange­ments  for this can be made before the meeting
next year.  •  This is the first special number The Messenger has
ever pub­lished  for the Mid-Year graduates. We feel that this is a
plan  worthy of being carried out in the following years. It makes  an
attractive number of The Messenger and gives the Mid-Year  graduates a copy
which they will prize as much as the June  Seniors value their Annual.
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THE MESSENGER 3  "AVE ARE SEVEN.  I met a Mid-Year Normal girl;  Of
eighteen years she said;  Hair streaked with gray, but many a curl  That
clustered 'round her head.  She had a worn but learned air,  And she was
plainly clad;  Her eyes were dim with vacant stare  Her beauty (?) made me
sad.  "Mid-Year classmates, little maid.  How many may you be?"  "How many?
Seven in all," she said  And proudly looked at me.  " I pray you tell me
where are they each?"  "Seven are we," she replied;  Two of us at Wenatchee
teach  And two at home reside.  Two of us are at the U.  Hard studies still
pursuing;  And one at Sedro-VVoolley, too.  Primary work a-doing.  HIRING A
MID-YEAR GRADUATE.  (Three directors in room.)  Hanks.—"Wall, let's
get down to business. I called ye fel­lers  in when I seen you goin'
by. Jest received a letter from a  gal that wants to teach our school. She
hails from Bellingham—  jest finished the Normal."  Sherwood—"I
don't go much on Normal people. "What's  yer opinion?" 
Gibson—"Dunno. Maybe she'll fill the bill. But whatever  is agreeable
with the rest of you is agreeable with me."
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4 THE MESSENGER  Hanks—''Reckon I might as well read the
letter—(stumbles  through it) (looks surprised) "Huh! guess I didn't
read the  hull dang thing before. * * * e ' I will be down on the 10:30
train,  Tuesday, to make a personal application.' " (Stumbles over  words.)
"Tuesday!—that's today and—(looking at watch) it's  eleven
o'clock. She oughter be here."  (She enters.)  "Are ye the schoolmarm. Glad
ye got here allright and had  no trouble a-finding me. We were jest
de-cussing you. Set down  and we'll talk business."  (Awkwardly introduces
others.)  "We found out by your letter that you wuz a Mid-Year
grad­uate  from Bellingham, so I suppose you have all the
new-fan­gled  notions. Can you teach muddling?"  Lady—"Please,
sir; I don't understand."  Gibson—"Why, didn't you have clay
muddling?"  Lady—"Oh, cbay modeling! Why, yes; I had a thorough 
course in that in my Manual training under Miss Hogle, who  never did do
anything by halves.  Sherwood—"Very good; but can you 'tend to the
children's  health?"  Lady—"Oh, my; Yes! Miss Gottleib's pink pills
cure any  ills. You know she is the School Nurse. We are proud to be the 
only Normal School west of the Rockies with such a department.  Miss
Gottlieb gives three hours daily to special work in the  Training School." 
Hanks—"Tut! tut! we are satisfied that their health will  be properly
attended to but can you make the young-un's be­have?  Do you believe
in corporal punishment?"  Lady—"Miss George taught us to use moral
persuasion,  and I have brought this method to a science. You may feel
per­fectly  confident that I am equal to any occasion and have
suffi­cient  ability to cope with the most startling situation." 
Hanks—"Well, what do you say? Gentlemen, shall we hire  this yere
young lady?"  Gibson—"Whatever is agreeable with the rest of you is 
agreeable with me."  Sherwood—"It seems to me we ought to go a little
farther  into the matter to see if she knows enough. Did you pass high  in
your studies? Where's your certificate?"  Lady—"Here it is—and
here's my diploma, which shows I  graduated with honors."  Hanks—"Do
you all feel satisfied, gentlemen?"  Gibson—"As I said before,
whatever is agreeable with the  rest of you is agreeable with me."
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THE MESSENGER h  Sherwood—"I'll admit she don't look as though she
could  do it. Those boys are big, you know. But maybe, she can; looks 
sometimes are deceiving, I'll admit."  Hanks—"I move we elect her to
teach our school here in  Bonnyville for the ensuing year." 
Sherwood—"I second the motion."  Gibson—"I'm agreeable." 
Hanks—"Allright Miss what's yer name? Yes Cald­well—  yes.
Come into the next room, please, and we'll sign th.-  contract.''  •
• • gt;  RICH RELATIONS.  (Antithesis of Chas. Lamb's "Poor
Relations.")  A rich relation—a distant god, worshiped from
afar,—a  source of pride—and also of sorrow,—a magnet for
gold,—an ice­box  for love,—man but not
human,—patronizing saint,—with  touch of Midas,—and knife
of Shylock,—a piece of self-righteous­ness—  puffed up to
bursting,—an excellent example—to which  distance lends
enchantment,—a bountiful giver—in his own
esti­mation,—  man without pity,—feared by his
friends,—and hated  by his enemies,—he liveth until old
age,—and dies—a Success!  He cometh in splendor,—and
bringeth his wife. His ring is  overbold. He entereth, smiling and
confident. You fear him  much,—but she strikes terror to your soul.
Her glance is chill­ing,  her manner frigid. He taketh the easy chair,
but you sit bolt  upright; your face becmes warm, but your heart is cold;
you are  facing him, but can see Her from the corner of your eye; you
ex­amine  her stealthily; she is tall and still and very straight; her
 fingers are long, her face bloodless; her nose is pointed, and her  mouth
a hard line; she has the expression on her face of one who  has come into
contact with a bad odor. Her iron gray hair hangs  around her ears in
numerous corkscrew curls, which have the ap­pearance  of sticks. These
are her one flipancy. Her eye is gray,  and disapproval is in it. You
follow her glance; your heart  jumps to your mouth; your soul flees in
panic. The blinds are  not even! A drawer is half open! A paper on the
floor! There's  a hole in the curtain! There's dust on the mantle; there's
dust  on that chair! You are filled with a great desire to scream. 
Thousands of tiny needles prick your spine; your cheeks burn.  But
wait—he is talking; he discusseth the weather. The poor  weather, an
"ever present help in a time of trouble." He pon-dereth  over a recent bank
failure. He passeth remarks about pol­itics,  and all the while you
are dumb. He speaketh of the latest  book, and you prick up your ears. You
talk slowly and with hes-
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6 THE MESSENGER  itancy. But gradually your self consciousness leaves you.
You  forget Her. You plunge in. You are in your element. AVhen you  are
done Mr. F implies that he is very much surprised to find  that you have a
tolerable education. Dinner is called. You lead  the way in. You venture to
address Her as Aunt—and then wish  you had not. You discover that
Abagail is fat. clumsy, ungainly,  redieulous. She looketh very little like
a butler. Moreover fear  has rendered her absolutely stiff. Her eyes are
glazed; her lips  pallid. She walks as one in a trance. She falleth over a
rug, but  saveth the soup. Mrs. IT sniffs. The meal progresses. The  roast
is excellent, the salad better. You feel relieved; you talk  more freely.
Mr. IT eats heartily, and passeth patronizing re­marks.  He says you
have a good cook—patronizingly; a cozy lit­tle 
home—patronizingly; a well-stored library—patronizingly.  He
seems to think, considering all things, that you will do—in a  pinch.
He giveth good advice—witli his hand on his pocketbook.  Not that you
are in any especial need of aid. but he seems to have  a continuous fear of
being robbed. He reminds you of his infin­ite  superiority by every
word and geslure. After dinner you un­dertake  to entertain Aunt A .
You show her THE picture,  your pride as long as you can remember. She
sniffs. You give  up in despair. The carriage comes.  Exit the rich
relatives.  I remember, long ago. the visit of a rich relation. None of 
the family had ever seen her. One day we received a letter  saying that she
would be down for a few days. Mother was pan­ic-  stricken, and wailed
bitterly against fate. But. as there was  nothing else to do, she resolved
to make the best of it, and so,  for a week beforehand, the hum of
preparation filled the air. The  old house became a hive of industry.
Carpets were pulled up,  taken out, and beaten into submission. Floors and
woodwork  were scrubbed, the fence was painted, moss scraped off the roof, 
and the most remote corners became scrupulously clean. Then  she came. "Not
as a conquorer comes," however.  She was a middle-aged, rather fleshy
woman, heavily uphol­stered  in black silk. A more motherly soul there
never was.  When she saw us children she opened her arms and heart, and  we
crept in. She kept us in her heart forever. The following  week was one of
great happiness. Our visitor swept and helped  cook, and insisted that she
enjoyed it, and I really believe that  she did.  After this, the
Christmas-tide never came but what a gener­ous  box of necessities and
comforts came with it from Aunt  Mary. And she usually brought her own
cheerful self among us
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THE MESSENGER 7  sometime during the year, proving herself a blessing and a
friend  in more ways than one.  And this was a Rich Relation.  LEW A.
THE MID-YEARS.  "Hello! May I speak to Dr. Mathes?"  "Yes, just a moment.
Dr. Mathes has just stepped out in  the hall to request the obstreperous
Juniors to refrain from all  unnecessary commotion.''  (Three minutes
later.)  "Hello! This is Dr. Mathes!"  "Hello! This is Claude William
Clifford. President of that  august body of Mid-Year Seniors, who have
recently departed  from your great institution of learning."  "Yes, yes; I
shall be greatly honored to render any favor to  one representing such a
highly intelleelual organization. Would  it be a presumption on my part to
ask if I may be of any service?"  "The Mid-Year Seniors feel it their duty
to attend to cer­tain  important matters before they leave these walls
forever,  where their intellectual light has shone so brightly. We will
in­trust  this high mission to none other than you."  " I am at your
service."  "The Mid-Years are not so seriously concerned over the fate  of
the Senior Class. They are striving so earnestly to reach thi.s  coveted
goal that our suggestions would perhaps be unneces­sary,  however, we
will leave them our Browning note books and  our places in the rest-room
(Room 22)."  " I shall see that your request reaches that Class."  "And to
the Juniors we wish to leave Originality, a charac­teristic  so sorely
needed by them."  "Very good."  "To Miss Gearge we will leave all our old
plans for future  use in the Training School."  " I shall see that they
reach her department."  "To Mr. Deerwester we wish to leave, in neatly
bound vol­umes,  our Educational Essays, for references and research
work  for those who may follow in our footsteps.''  "Very well."  "And to
the Domestic Science department we will leave our  latest recipe for boiled
water."  "Very well."  "To the Zoology Department we promise to crate and
ship  all zoological specimens that chance to stray across our pathway.''
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8 THE MESSENGER  "They shall be gratefully received."  "And to the Manual
Training Department we will leave all  of our latest designs in school
desks, and our method for draw­ing  a straight line without the aid of
a ruler."  "Very well."  "And now to the Undergraduates we wish to say an
encour­aging  word: As we know, all growing things must pass through 
a stage of greenness; some of course, remaining green longer than  others;
but if great care be exercised in regard to their ad­vancement,  we
hope they may soon outgrow this stage of green­ness,  and all their
noble efforts be crowned with success."  " I shall be proud to be of
assistance."  "Suggest to all delinquent Messenger subscribers to pay up. 
The Editor also should have more help."  " I agree. Is that all?" 
"Yes,—for this time. Be very careful in following out my 
directions."  " I will; but I am forced to impose one condition."  "State
it."  "That all the Mid-Year Graduates will be back to see the  Seniors
graduate."  '' We '11 be there !'' VERNA PRADER.  • * •
•*• •*•  ART IN THE HOME.  In house decoration and
furnishings the relation of objects  must be studied. If art is placed in a
false relation to one ob­ject  it flees from all. If we want art to
begin at home, as it  must, we will have to clear our houses of troublesome
superflui­ties  that are forever in the way. These unnecessary
articles are  no real comfort, but make work for servants and doctors. 
House decoration has a different meaning in recent years.  Superfluities
ought to be no longer tolerated. Uniting use with  beauty is being more
thoroughly recognized and understood.  There is still need for greater
simplicity. Decoration must resc,  rather than weary, the eye. Unrelated
things are very trying in  the home unless one has a studio or is a
collector of unrelated  furnishings.  The first quality that makes every
home attractive and in­teresting  is individuality. Oftentimes this
must mean something  far removed from the artistic, which in its perfection
is slow  growth like every form of Art.  Lavish and expensive purchases
frequently produce hideous  results. Art does not necessarily mean a great
outlay of money.  Of course to get artistic effects with little money
requires taste,  individuality, time and study. Houses may be really
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THE MESSENGER 'J  with few and simple things selected with care and
thought. It U  well to make the home a daily study of correctness of
relations,  and beauty, of color and comfort. Men prefer, I believe, a
sim­plicity  of surroundings, and not over-elaboration. The feminine 
nature seems to enjoy a room that has plenty, sometimes unne­cessary 
furnishings, needless for comfort.  Much Art can be expressed in window
decoration. Windows  should not be filled with objects, but kept free, so
that one can  feel the warmth of the blessed sunshine, or see the glories
of  mountains, sea or sky. It is bad enough to have four or five  curtains
at a window, without adding table, vases, statuettes and  other unnecessary
devices for keeping out the light. A dim light,  I confess, is very
charming in certain rooms. Indeed, every room  is more attractive in a
soft, subdued light by night, as well as  by day. But sunshine may be let
in without the rooms being glar­ing  or harsh. Objects to show to
advantage must have a back­ground.  A pretty window decoration is
flowers or plants.  In the make-up of a home there are at least four things
seri­ously  to take into consideration: proportion, material,
coloring,  and form. Material is the least thing to trouble us. If the
pro­portion,  coloring and form seem to be proper in relation to other
 objects, the material may have little attention.  Tapestries and paintings
can be found in every moderate  home. They fit into dark corners and into
odds wall spaces. Bits  of color in stained glass are successfully applied
to many win­dows,  especially those that are placed high, such as
transom  lights, or the windows in the hall or vestibule.  I visited a very
artistic home in Portland, Oregon, two years  ago, one room of which I will
describe. It served as a family  room, where comfort and simplicity were
the things considered.  In it were at least five Morris chairs, several
couches with many  pillows, which were in place for use, not simply to be
admired for  the expert needlework; a concert grand piano, a few pictures, 
three of which were landscapes. There was an immense fire­place  of
red tiling, with plenty of room for large logs, which  gave forth warmth
and cheer to those who gather around. Some  book shelves, containing about
five hundred volumes, stood be­tween  a double window and the
fireplace. There was another  large window. Neither had shades, but
beautiful, heavy, deco­rated  curtains were drawn well back, allowing
all the light pos­sible  to shine in. The leading colors of the whole
room was in a  soft brown and a deep, warm red, which gave everyone a
restful  and cheery feeling.  Art may not be the greatest thing in the
world, although to  me it is the sweetest, because on it largely depends
the individu­ality  and the harmony of nnr homes. RW/r/iT!
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10 THE MESSENGER  The first social function for our graduates was given by 
Miss Gray and Miss Hayes, at Edens Hall, January 20. Dinner  was served at
5:30. after which there was a good time in the  parlor.  On the evening of
January 21st occurred an informal recep­tion  given by the Juniors, at
which the Mid-Year Seniors were  the guests of honor. A short play.
"Carroty Nell," was enter­tainingly  presented. The Juniors sang their
Class Song, which  is very clever. Amusing cartoons were thrown upon the
can­vas  illustrating Normal life and the peculiarities of its Faculty
 and Students. The audience was especially delighted with these. 
Kefreshments were served at a late hour. The guests agree that  this was
one of the most pleasant evenings spent together this  year.  •  Dr.
and Mrs. Mathes entertained the Mid-Year graduates at  an elaborate
seven-course dinner. Tuesday evening. The guests  agree that their host and
hostess are royal entertainers.  •  The next social event for the
graduates was given by Miss  Sperry, Wednesday evening. Light 
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THE MESSENGER 11  during the evening. The Mid-Years appreciate very much
the ef­forts  of the Faculty and Students toward making their last
days  in B. S. N. S. pleasant.  After the Commencement exercises, the
January graduates  and the Seniors passed up in Society Hall, which was
beautifully  decorated. A half hour was spent in games and conversation, 
after which chocolate and wafers were served in the cafeteria.  The Seniors
and the newly graduated ones enjoyed very much  their perhaps last good
time together. However, it is hoped that  the Mid-Years will re-unite with
the Seniors in June.  On Saturday evening, January 28. the Alkasiah
Society,  Boys' Debating Club, History Club and Mid-Year graduates were 
beautifully entertained by the Philomatheans in Society Hall.  The hall was
very tastefully decorated with pennants, pillows,  foliage, etc. The
earlier part of the evening was spent in playing  Mattedore. Mr. Bryant
Avas awarded the prize, which was a very  pretty B. S. N. S. pennant. 
After the games light refreshments were served and then all  were favored
with a clever program, which contained the follow­ing  numbers:  Piano
duet Miss Flowers. Miss Devereaux  Recitation Miss Gr. Johnson  Vocal Solo
Mrs. F. "Whipple  Recitation Miss Jessie Meeker  Music Quartette  Violin
Solo Mr. Degross  COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM.  Normal Auditorium, January 27,
1911.  Music Orchestra  Invocation Rev. J. "W. Glenck  Vocal
Solo—"Beloved, It Is Morn" Aylward  Emma Rexroth  Address Supt. C. R.
Frazier, of Everett  Music (a) "St. John's Eve"—Chaminade Choral Club
 (b) " White Butterly''—Danza  Presentation of Diplomas Principal 
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President—Claude Gifford.  Vice-President—Agnes Caldwell.  Sec.
and Treasurer—Gertrude Scott.  On September 13, 1910, eight students,
conspicuous among  the throng because of their dignified bearing, wended
their way  up to the Normal to take their places as members of the Class of
 1910!/o. This was not a new adventure for any of the eight, for  they had
all been former students of the School. Five of them  had plodded along the
year before as Juniors. This experience  had fully prepared them to return
and take up the role of digni­fied  Seniors. The other two were 1909
Juniors, but had dropped  out of the ranks in 1910 in order to test their
pedagogic skill  and to apply some of the methods with which they were
bur­dened.  Early in the year the Class organized, with Claude
Clifford  as President, Agnes Caldwell as Vice-President and Gertrude 
Scott as Secretary and Treasurer.  At the end of the first Quarter one
member of the Class  dropped out, but the others worked on with increased
earnest­ness.  What the Mid-Years lack in quantity they make up in
qual­ity.  All have proved themselves very efficient in their School 
work. Several of them have completed the course in sixteen  months. As a
Class, they have taken a lively interest in all  School affairs. Miss
Caldwell held the office of Vice-President  of the Students' Association
and Miss Rexroth was a member of  the Board of Control. Besides this, most
of the students of the  Class have taken an active part in the work of the
Literary So­cieties  and the Y. W. C. A.  During the last two weeks of
the Semester the members of  the Class have been honorary guests at a
number of social gath­erings.  Miss Gray entertained them at dinner at
the Dormitory.  Dr. Mathes had a dinner in their honor at his home. Miss
Sperry  invited the girls of the Class to a social time at her home, and 
both the Juniors and Seniors have entertained royally for them  at the
School. All these good times and "feeds" were greatly  appreciated and
enjoyed by the Seniors.  As the times for departure approaches all look
forward to  it with joy as they think of the diplomas which they shall
re­ceive,  but with sadness as they think of leaving forever the 
scenes of so many happy hours.  Thus has the Class of 1910y2 ended its
career in the Belling-ham  Normal. G. S., '10%.
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GERTRUDE EVELYN SCOTT  South Bellingham, Wash.  Graduated from the South
Bellingham  High School in 1908; entered Bel-,  lingham Normal September,
1908; re­entered  as Senior, September, 1910.  Treasurer of Class,
Secretary and  Treasurer of Philomathean Society.  RAOUL ALPHONSE BRINCK 
Began the study of the English Lan­guage  in 1902; graduated from the 
Arichat Academy, Nova Scotia, in  1908; attended B. S. N. S., 1908-9, and 
taught Sixth Grade in the City  Schools of Elma, 1909-10. Member of  Boys'
Glee Club.  EMMA KATHERINE REXROTH  Spokane, "Wash.  Attended Oregon State
Normal at  Ashland; entered' Bellingham Normal  as Junior, September, 1909.
Chair­man  of Devotional Committee. Y. W.  C. A.; Member of Board of
Control;  Philomathean Society; Choral Club.  VERNA PRADER  Born at
Portland, Oregon; entered  High School at Ashland, Ore.; attend­ed 
Southern Oregon Normal School;  enrolled here last year as a special 
Senior.  x CLAUDE W. CLIFFORD  - Bellingham, Wash.  Graduated from
Bellingham High;  "Vice-President Boys' Debating Club;  Senior Class play;
President of Class.  AGNES MARIE CALDWELL  Bellingham, Wash.  Attended
State Normal School at St.  Cloud, Minnesota; entered Normal  here as
Senior, February, 1910. Vice-  President of the Students' Associa­tion
 ; Chairman of the_.. Missionary  Committee of the Y. W.C. A.; mem­ber
 of the Alkaslah Club arid Vice-  President of the Class. • '•.
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THE MESSENGER 13  IS THIS YOUR PICTURE?  The following is an inventory made
of articles seen on a stu­dent's  study table twenty-four hours after
returning from her  Christmas vacation, viz.: One tablet, one Tain
O'Shanter, one  B. S. N. S. pennant, one pair kid gloves, two hand
satchels, y  blank book, one soup plate, one Caesar's Gaellic War, one
blot­ter,  another tablet, three magazines, four or five exchanges,
one  remnant batiste, one empty cove-oyster can, one half-opened
bun­dle  hilariously displaying its contents, another blotter, one
lesson  plan (accepted), one ink bottle, two spools darning cotton, one 
bookstand containing a varied assortment of tablets, rulers and  pens,
another blank book, one prayer and hymnal, one padlock  with key attached,
more blotters and two fountain pens.  This Avas all that could be detected
on the surface. A  searching look revealed other articles hard to identify,
hidden  away. One of the magazines promiscuously displayed was  "Good
Housekeeping!" It is pleasant to remember that the stu­dent  had
enough space on one corner of the table for her books.  Dec.
22.—Those left behind mailed twenty-four packages, thirty-nine 
remembances, and fifty-six post-cards for the dear  departed.  Dec.
23.—The bridal procession, to the strains of "There'll Be  No Wedding
Bells For Me." The bride was a vision, in  her flowing robes, with a
fringeless bed-spread for a veil.  The groom looked very manly (?) in a
long overcoat and  waste-paper basket hat.  Dec. 24.—'Twas the night
before Christmas and all through the  house, not a creature was stirring,
not even Krausc.—  Christmas tree at Edens. Did Mr. Patchin enjoy the
little  train of cars. Party favors of cotillion caps proved very 
serviceable. The Dean and " W i l l i e " caught a rat.  Dec. 25.—A
turkey dinner. Baby Donley and the cushions  proved popular with the boys.
Has Mr. DeGross finished  that story?  Dec. 26.—Orchestra practice at
Edens. Who said Mr. Johnson's  divinity wasn't divine? Ask G. R. how she
knelt to the  queen.
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14 THE MESSENGER  Dec. 27.—A bunch went out to Lake Whatcom to see
the dears.  Who swung in the swing? Bowed across the lake and roast­ed
 weenies. Did we get wet coming back? Oh, no!  Dec. 28.—The girls'
orchestra practiced and great was the noise  thereof.  We all visited the
roller-rink. The floor was much cleaner  when we left. Everyone went to 1he
basket-ball game  and watched Hercules stand on his head.  Messrs. Odle and
Liddell, assisted by Mrs. DeWitt, gave  a very charming flinch party.  Dec.
29.—It rained!  Dec. 30.—Mr. Hanks gave a stag party, and oh,
those pictures!  Who's Hiram. The boys want to know what was going  on at
the Dorm, that night.  Dec. 31.—Theater party at Beck's, and the Old
Year departed.  Jan. 1.—We went to church.  Jan. 2.—Tramp to
Lake Padden.  Did Mr. Hanks catch the car? It was a good day for  pictures
(?).  Jan. 3.—The unitiated commenced to return.  Jan. 4.—Grand
opening for 1911. 8:25 Classes begun in relays.  Everyone was tired and
sleepy, after a strenuous vacation.  Jan. 5.—Students really begin to
return. Heard at Miss Gray's  office: "Now the ticket agent at home told me
* * *"  "But my train never * * * * ", etc.  Jan. 6.—Hattie Nelson
recommends her new cosmetic of plenty  of soft soap and water to the
Physiology Class.  Jan. 9.—H-2 0 turns to S-n 0. Miss R. G. works an
hour and a  half on her fire before she can make it go absolute  silence. 
Jan. 10.—Florence P. almost gets to Class in time.  Jan.
11.—Basketball game at Y. M. C. A. B. H. S. vs. B. S. N. S.  Jan.
12.—Perfectly grand night. Cutter rides with cutters either  side up
the order of the day.  Alkasiah holds a well attended and enthusiastic
meeting?  I tank the bot of yous.  Friday, the 13th.—B. B. game at
Normal gym. B. B. High vs.  Normal. The Dorm, waxes hospitable. Miss Gray
and  Mrs. Powell entertain both teams after game. Covers laid  for fifty. 
Miss Gottlieb assures us an ounce of prevention is worth  a pound of cure. 
Jan. 14.—Oh, you toboggan slide! How many sprained ankles?  Guess! 
Jan. 16.—Mr. Moodie appears in the same necktie which he wore
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THE MESSENGER 15  on the previous day. A subscription list is started at
once.  Teaching assignments posted. The Powers-That-Be hav*  decided.  Jan.
20.—Miss Gray entertains the Mid-Year Seniors at dinner.  Jan.
21.—Big doings in Auditorium. Annual Junior reception.  Perfectly
grand time! "Orphans." "moving pictures,"  and other amusements.  Jan.
23.—Basket Ball, B. H. S. vs. B. S. N. S. We win! 20 to 18.  Can't
you speak any louder? Be more enthusiastic! Open  your mouth! Throw
yourself into it!  Jan. 24.—D. D. Dignified Senier strolls through
hall with lan­tern  in hand looking for an honest man(?)  Jan.
26.—Tests! Finals. 0, Fatal Day. Perspiration-Despera­tion- 
Expiration !  Jan. 27.—Commencement and Mid-Year party. Sad partings
in  Society Hall. Rubbers in great demand.  Feb. 1.—Messenger goes to
press. Editor begins taking Peruna.  Jan. 28.—Moving day at the Dorm.
Messrs. Johnson and Brink  entertain at matinee, Beck's theater, Saturday
afternoon.  "We are glad to have Miss Clark back with us after her
ab­sence.  Frances Stewart left School at the close of the Semester to
 attend the University, but she will return in June to receive her 
"sheepskin" with the rest of us.  The Dorm, has been enriched by
"Danny"—Mabel F.'s new  ehafing dish.
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16 TEE MESSENGER  Mr. Gibson, our Class President, has been called to
Everett,  by the serious illness of his mother.  Miss Pearl Hightower while
coasting down High Street dur-our  recent snow, severely sprained her ankle
and Avas detained  at home for several days. This may explain Miss Reichert
and  the basket.  Miss Gottlieb's supply of pills has run low in the last
few  days. Why? Because some Seniors have taken the grip  (grippe).  We are
very glad to have our Class teachers back with us  again after their
illness of several days.  Edens Hall has opened her arms to one of our
members—  Miss Florence Remley.  The Misses Jeans, Prader, Mellish,
French, Peacock, Shoultes,  Miller, Donovan, Bergstrom, Jurgens, Angst, and
Remley, who  have been teaching in the City schools, report a very
enjoyable as  well as profitable quarter's work.  Miss Gertrude Barker left
Friday morning for her home in  Portland for a few days' visit.  "Over his
plans the Senior Observer  Beginning doubtfully and far away,  First lets
his mind wander to the 'preparation'  And tries so hard to think of what to
say.  Then as he thinks, he has an inspiration,  The method strikes a
neurone in his brain;  But still he must'nt begin with 'presentation,'  He
feels he'd give his credits for an aim."  —An Observer.  •
• •  G. K. (reading advertisements on street
car)—"Relieves  fatigue, good for nerves.' My nerves are perfectly
terrible lately  —guess I'll take some— (reading on) Malt
Ranier Beer, for sale  at all druggists." She stopped at Red Cross on the
way home.  • • •  "There is a mystic borderland that lies
 Just past the limits of our work-day world;  And it's peopled with the
friends we met  And loved a year, a month, a week or clay,  And parted from
with aching hearts, yet knew  That through the distance we must loose the
hold  Of hand with hand and only clasp the thread  Of memory. But still, so
close we feel this land,  So sure we are that these same hearts are true, 
That when in waking dreams there comes a call  That sets the thread of
memory aglow;  We know that just by stretching out the hand  In written
words of love, or book or flower,  The waiting hand will clasp our own once
more,  Across the silence in the same old way."—Selected.
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THE MESSENGER 17  JUNIOR NOTES.  The Juniors entertained Saturday evening
January 21 in  honor of the Mid-Year Seniors.  Miss Lee Dickson has
finished her Junior year and aeeepted  a position as teacher in Centralis. 
Grace Proctor spent the week-end at her home in Everett  the latter part of
January.  The Junior Class regrets losing one of its most loyal
mem­bers,  Norene Costello, who was compelled to leave School on
ac­count  of ill-health.  How's the romance coming, Mr. Davis? Ask A.
H.  Miss Evelyn Britt has taken a position as teacher in Mason  County. 
• • •  JUNIOR CLASS SONG.  We are the Juniors of the
School,  We come a hundred strong.  We soon shall know all you can teach, 
We can't be with you long.  We'll show the towns throughout the State  That
they are all too slow.  The Juniors will enlighten them  Wherever they may
go.  II.  Seniors will be off the scene,  An antiquated band.  The Fourth
Years will be struggling still  When we possess the land.  The Third Years
wait with bated breath
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18 THE MESSENGER  'Till they'll be Juniors, too.  The Second Years, we dare
to hope  Some day you may get through.  III.  Poor, little Freshman,
listen, pray:  Don't let yourselves get blue;  But learn to work the
Faculty  Or, else they may work you.  They'll make you teach and cut up
worms.  Turn handsprings and play ball;  And then you'll have to cram for
tests.—  But we'll not tell you all.  IV.  Our banner floated in the
breeze  For thirty-six long hours,  And " J u n i o r " shone above the
door  Eun by electric power.  The Seniors hung so high in air  They
scarcely could get down.  They can't afford a two-cent stamp—  I t '
s known all over town.  V.  Our Mid-Year Seniors now good-bye,  May honor
come to you.  Go win your laurels while you may;  We will soon be through. 
Yes, we will soon be through, my friends,  We're coming after you.  Our
knowledge soon will fill the land  And then,—farewell to you.  HIGH
SCHOOL NOTES.  Rickety, Rackety, Russ!  We're not allowed to cuss;  But
nevertheless you must confess  There's nothing the matter with N. II. S! 
We of the High School would like to know why the Normal  Classes do not
start something: Class spirit is on the wane. This  is abou tthe dullest
year yet. The massacre of one lone boy has  created the only excitement.
Last year the Juniors and Seniors  were real lively. Where is your backbone
? Brace up! Show  your nerve! Get busy! or Class spirit will die a natural
death.  and going to School will become a safe, sane and entirely
blood­less  occupation.  •  Fred Henning, our Class Poet of last
year, is now toasting  his toes in Seward, Alaska. He enjoyed the first
month of
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THE MESSENGER 19  northern life immensely, but Hank is growing lonesome for
the  "old familiar shore." His letters are rather too personal to  print. 
Our girls' basket ball team was organized recently, and is  now practicing
steadily.  •  The members of the High School Classes entertained
their  friends in Society Hall in the early part of the month.
Old-fash­ioned  games were played. Everyone had a good time, though 
some thoughtful person did walk off with the " e a t s ."  •  The
High School Classes elected their new officers at the  last Class meeting. 
Hast seen the eighth wonder of the world? 'Tis sprout­ed  on our " F a
z e r ' s " ripper lip. Hut. understand; this relic does  not belong to " D
a n . " Oh, no! This is " B i l l y ' s " mustache.  •  The Tenth
Grade went for a sleighing party during the  recent snow. Aside from such
slight inconveniences as frozen  ears and noses, a break down and chiding
mammas, every one en­joyed  himself. Frank Sly was hampered by a bad
case of cold  feet. Too bad he couldn't raise the car-fare.  •  A
series of Class games between the Ninth and Tenth grades  is to begin soon.
 • • •  OKPHANS' DINNER AT THE DORM.  On Christmas
afternoon the Faculty arid the orphan students  on the hill, were
entertained at dinner in Edens Hall. The guests  gathered in the parlor,
which was brightened by garlands of ever­green  and bells. A splendid
sight greeted the guests as they en­tered  the dining-room. The tables
were arranged in the form of  a Maltest cross and covers were laid for
forty. The room was  charmingly decorated in red-crepe paper, bells, and
holly, with  the Christmas tree by the side-board. A delicious three-course
din­ner  was served. The cooks certainly ' ' did themselves proud;''
the  turkeys were cooked to turn, and the " f i x i n g s " tasted just
like  mother used to make.  After dinner the guests returned to the parlor,
where music  and stories filled the rest of the afternoon. Upon leaving
they  decided they had had nearly as good a time as if they had been  at
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20 THE MESSENGER  Well, Exchanges, this is a bad time of the year, but we
hope  the Mid-Year examinations will not affect you seriously.  "Whims,"
Broadway High School, Seattle—Your Christmas  number was certainly
fine. It is a joy to read you, for your paper  and cuts, as well as your
material, is always first-class. We have  just received your January issue
and wish to compliment you on  your literary department this month.  "El
Kah Nam," Walla Walla High School—"The Spirit of  Christmas" is good.
Your material is not bad; but, oh! do change  your cuts or something. You
know variety is the spice of life.  "Aromaz," Spokane College,
Spokane—The Bellingham  Messenger humbly apologizes for the awful
mistake made in  name. Your paper is complete and well arranged.  "Maroon
and White," Wardner (Idaho) High School—We  are glad to welcome you
as a new exchange.  "College Breezes," St. Paul, Minn.—You have
interesting  material, but you need some good cuts.  "Kodak," of
Everett—You must be funny all of the time,  for you have so many good
jokes.  We wish to acknowledge also:  "Scarlet and Green," Auburn (Nebr.)
High School.  "Mankatonian," Mankato, Minn.  "Tempe Normal Student," Tempe,
Arizona.  "The Pointer," Stevens Point, Wis.  "The Keview," McMinnville
College, Ore.  "Maroon," University of Puget Sound, Tacoma.  "The
Cynosure," Fargo, North Dakota.  • • •  Miss E.
(soliciting ads. for Messenger from Kaufman Bros.)—  "This page is
taken, and this."  Mr. K.—"How about this page?"  Miss R— "That
is also taken."  Mr. K.—'' What is not taken up at the Normal ?'' 
Miss R.-^"The girls."
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THE MESSENGER fel  Y. M. C. A., 45; NORMAL, 23.  On December 28, the Normal
basketball team played the lo­cal  Y. M. C. A. quintet in the Y. M. C.
A. gymnasium. The floor  had just been anointed with some sort of a
slippery preparation  which appeared to be soft soap, and the players were
unable to  tell just when it would be their turn to stand on their head,
turn  a somersault, or "slide, Kelly, slide!" This made the game  rather
slow from a basket ball standpoint, but the Y. M. boys  managed to get away
with the big end of the score.  The Normal line-up: Carver, forward; Lord,
forward; Odle,  center; Tucker,-guard; Krausc, guard.  •  EVERETT,
29; NORMAL, 20.  On December 30, the Normal played Everett in the Everett 
gymnasium. It was a hard, fast game, but as the Everett gym.  has no
sidelines and as the walls were rather rough, the players  "roughed i t "
more or less, and several of the players lost liberal  portions of their
epidermis.  The score was even at the end of the first half, but the
Ev­erett  boys made three baskets at the beginning of the second 
half, and this gave them a lead which the Normal could not over­come. 
The Normal line-up: Carver, forward; Lord, forward; Odle,  center; Fritz,
guard; Tucker, guard.  •  BELLINGrHAM HIGH, 28; NORMAL, 26.  On
Wednesday, January 11, the Normal again went down to  defeat before the
swift Bellingham High team. The game was  played at the Y. M. C. A. and was
hard fought from beginning  to end. Carver and Fritz played classy ball for
the Normal, and
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22 THE MESSENGER  in fact, the whole team put up a fine game. It was only
by some  chance of fate that the Normal did not win.  The Normal line-up:
Carver, forward; Lord, forward; Odle,  center; Fritz, guard; Tucker, guard.
 •  Y. M. C. A., 36; NORMAL, 18.  When the Normal again played the Y.
M. C. A., it was on  "Friday the Thirteenth" of January, and our boys
surely did  have bad luck. It happened during the cold spell, and as the 
game did not start until nine o'clock, the spectators almost froze  while
waiting for it to begin. It was undoubtedly the Normal's  day off, for the
Y. M. C. A. piled up a big score, especially during  the last half.  After
the game the members of both teams were the guests  at an oyster supper,
given at the Dormitory, which they enjoyed  very much.  •  BELLINGHAM
HIGH, 18; NORMAL, 20.  But on Monday evening, January 23, things took a
sudden  change for the better. The Normal quintet met the High School  in
our gymnasium and just played all around them. The balco­nies  were
filled with hilarious rooters and pandemonium reigned  throughout the game.
 The High School boys started things going by making a cou­ple  of
field baskets. This woke up the Normal boys and they  went at it like
tigers. During the first half the score ran pretty  evenly, although the
ball was down at Normal end of the floor  most of the time. The Normal boys
had a streak of bad luck  shooting baskets and missed a large percentage of
their shots.  The High School had better luck along this line; but owing to
the  excellent work of our guards did not have nearly so many  chances. The
score stood 12-12 at the end of the first half.  The second half was a
fierce, fast contest, with the Normal  in the lead most of the half. The
High School boys were desper­ate  and took all sorts of long chances
at the basket, but to no  avail.  "Gunpowder" Fritz was the bright and
shining star of the  entire game; for besides keeping his own forward from
making  a single field goal, and stopping the fierce rushes of "Zeke" 
Burpee, he played an excellent offensive game and made several  points for
the Normal.  Carver played his same clean, consistent game and mad*
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TEE MESSENGER 23  more points than any other man on the Normal team. "Jess"
 "White, who made his first appearance on the Normal team in this  game,
passed cleverly, and with the aid of Fritz, succeeded m  "showing u p "
"Zeke" Burpee in proper style.  The line-up:  Normal— Position '
—High School  S. E. Carver. Capt forward F. Carver  Lord forward
Whitcomb  "White center Burpee, Capt.  Fritz guard Phillips  Tucker guard
Morgan  Referee—'' Moose'' Early wine.  BELLINGHAM NORMAL, 46; LA
CONNER, 20.  On Saturday evening, January 28, the Normal team went to 
LaConner and won their second game. Our boys had it all their  own way,
although the LaConner boys put up a pretty good  game and were a very
decent bunch to play against. "Jess"  "White played a fine game for the
Normal, making more scores  than anyone else. Incidentally it might be said
that White has  some class when it comes to basketball and his appearance
on our  team seemed to be a signal for a change for the better. Lord  made
five baskets and Carver four, while Krausc and Fritz made  baskets while
playing guard.  The Normal line-up:  Carver, forward; Lord, forward; White,
center; Fritz, guard;  Krausc, guard.  FRESHMEN, 28; SECOND YEARS, 13.  But
the first team is not doing it all in basket ball these days.  On Friday
evening, January 20, the Freshmen met and conquored  the Second Years.
During the first half the Freshies slaughtered  their opponents
unmercifully, but the Second Years took a brace  in the second half and
made a somewhat better showing. Johns  was the star of the Freshmen, making
22 of their 28 points.  The line-up :  Freshmen— Position Second
Years  Knaack forward Vandermein  Johns forward G-ubbins  Krause center
Odle  Hurd guard Hawkins  Jim Copenhaver guard Dock Copenhaver
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U THE MESSENGER  SELECT TEAM, 18; FRESHMEN, 17.  Immediately after the
Freshman-Second Year game, because  this affray had been so one-sided and
so unsatisfactory to the audi­ence,  a select team, composed entirely
of basketball stars, decided  to haul down the flying colors of the
over-important Freshmen,  and issued a challenge. It was accepted and the
battle took  place immediately. During the first half things looked bad for
 the Stars, for Krausc ran all around Heath at center, and the half  ended
4-11 in favor of the Freshmen.  But during the second half, the Stars were
fully aroused and  began to show their Class. They passed all around their
oppon­ents  and Becker and Rogers, two peerless forwards, dropped the 
ball into the basket at will. Thus it was that after the smoke had  cleared
away, it was found that the Stars were the victors.  The line-up:  Select
Team— Position —Freshmen  Becker forward Johns  Rogers forward
Knaack  Heath center Krausc  Odle guard Hurd  Dock Copenhaver guard Jim
Copenhaver  The Athletic Girls this year have been very slow in coming  to
the front. No spirit whatever has been worked up among the  girls.  A few
practice games were played before the Christmas holi­days,  but since
that no sound of the whistle has been heard, indi­cating  that the
girls were once again making ready for the final  games which are to take
place in the near future.
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THE MESSENGER 25  Girls! In no epoch in the history of the School have
Girls'  Athletics been so dead. They have always stood on the level with 
the boys. Last year there were four strong teams on the field and  each
team put up a hard fight for victory. What is this drawback  due to ? It is
not the lack of capability on the part of the plaj^ers  because we have as
promising material if not better than the teams  of the past years.  Now
that examinations are no more until next quarter, try  to make good your
opportunity and help your team by being on  deck to practice, not once in
awhile, but every practice. Don't  leave it for the few to win the laurels
for your Class, but each  member get out and help, for without union you
cannot win.  Seniors are you aware of the fact that you hold the Kline 
Cup? Last year we worked hard for the honors and must we  have it taken
away without even an effort to retain it? Earnest  practice on the part of
each individual player is all the Senior  team lacks.  Put Athletics down
as one of your new subjects and start all  over fresh with the spirit that
will move the girls in basket-ball.  • • •  THE
BASKET-BALL GIRL.  There's a hush on down at our house, and we all speak
soft and  low,  As my music teacher'd put it, we are pianissimo;  We have
quit our daily scrappin' and we don't yell things at all,  Now that
Sister's taken to playin' basket-ball.  The baby's scared and quiet, and
his whoops are few and faint;  Cousin Hannah's quit her jawin' and is
behavin' like a saint;  Even Pa and Mother ain't so harsh like in their
call,  Now that Sister's taken to playin' basket-ball.  Sister used to be a
ninny, till she tackled that new game,  Now she's got a muscle that'd put a
man to shame;  And we never stop to argue with a girl who's on the maul 
Now that Sister's taken to playin' basket-ball.  All those candy-givin'
fellers she has chased off long ago;  And, unless he eats raw beefsteak,
any beau don't stand a show;  If she walks up to the altar, Pa declares the
man'11 crawl  Now that Sister's taken to playin' basket-ball.  —'12. 
• • •  Heard in the Hall:  D. D.—"How did Red East
escape?"  T. M.—"With a girl, I guess."
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THE MESSENGER  Entiat, Wash., January 2, 1911.  Agnes Caldwell. Sub. Mgr.
Normal Messenger,  ' Bellingham, Washington.  Dear Madam.- Enclosed please
find Messenger dues of  seventy-five (7;"k-) cents. You are to be
congratulated on the  business-like way in which you are handling the paper
this year.  Also your Staff is to be congratulated on the character of the 
paper. I had the pleasure of working on the paper for two  years and have
watched it develop for several years. I can  truly say that this year it is
better than ever.  With best wishes for a successful year, I am.  Yours
respectfully,  R. IT. GOODELL.  %* %* %•  Miss Mae Hartman is
teaching at Redmond, Wash.  Miss Anna Grue, '09, has a position at
Arlington.  Miss Nita Richford is teaching at Timber Valley.  Miss Ruby
Marston has a position at Burlington, and her  sister, Miss Mildred, is
teaching at Avon.  Miss Hazel Slrall is teaching at O'Brien.  Miss Susie
Smith is teaching at Edgecomb.  The Misses Lou Preble, '10, and Martha
McLaughlin are  teaching at Arlington.  Miss Winnie Souders has a position
at Crosby.  Miss Vera Webber is teaching at Ladue, Washington.  A Holiday
Wedding.—The wedding of Dr. Sylvester Cole  and Miss Elsie Scott was
solemnized at half past one Wednesday  afternoon at the home of the bride's
grandmother, Mrs. Jennette  Scott. The guests were relatives and a few
intimate friends.  After a solo, "Oh, Promise Me," had been sung by Miss
Helen  Cole, the Rev. A. G-. Wilson officiated with the ring ceremony.  The
bride was attended by her sister, Miss Edith Monl, and Mr.  James Cole, the
groom's brother, served as best man. The bride  wore an exquisite gown of
cream white cashmere du chine the  plaited bodiee of which was trimmed with
a corsage of silver
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THE MESSENGER 27  crystal and pearls. The bridesmaid's gown was of white
wool­en.  Following the ceremony a dainty luncheon was served by  the
Misses Gore, Sheehan and Walker and Mesdames Mann and  Jacobs. Dr. and Mrs.
Cole "were the recipients of many beautiful  gifts. Amid an unplanned for
shower of rice, they took the  five o'clock train for a brief wedding trip.
After February  first they will be at home at 1828 Dupont Avenue North,
Minne­apolis.  Minn. Those in attendance from out of town were Mr. 
.lames Cole of Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Hall of Bur­nett'., 
and Mr. and Mrs. John Mann and daughters, Nina and  Florence, of Neosha. 
Miss Florence Benson, now teaching at Fort, Klamath, Ore.,  writes that she
will re-enter the Normal April 5. with the ex­pectation  of completing
with the June Class.  Seven new members are added to the Alumni of the B.
S.  N. S.: Mary Gray and Raoul Brink, who will enter the U. of  W., Agnes
Caldwell and Claude Clifford, who have accepted  positions in "W/enatchee,
"Wash.. Yerna Trader and Gertrude  Scott, who will remain at home the
remainder of this School  year, before beginning their work in the Fall,
and Emma Rex-roth,  who has accepted a position as a primary teacher in
Sedro-  "Woolley.  • • •  PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF
CONTROL.  December 7.—Matters pertaining to the Christmas
enter­tainment,  Student government and Association fees brought up 
and discussed. Student Government plan carried over for*  further
consideration. Bills were allowed as follows:  To S. B. Irish Company $
84.00  To American Printing Company 1.50  Cole Truck   Storage Co 1.00 
North Coast Engraving Co 2.25  Total $ 88.75  December, 14.—Student
Government, the disposal of un­used  copies of The Messenger, and the
selection of a school pin  were considered. Committee on School Pin ordered
to send for  sample of the pin selected.  Bills were allowed as follows: 
Frank H. Whipple $ 3.85  Miss Thibert 26.84  Goodyear-Marshall Publishing
Co 4.32  Union Printing, Binding   Stationery Co 6.75
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28 THE MESSENGER  J. N. Selby   Co 2.25  J. N. Selby   Co 55  J. N. Selby  
Co 13.5-4  Lowman Hanford Co 1.12  Jenning Pub. Co 6.75  January
4.—Matter of a uniform Normal Pin for the three  State Normals
referred to Faculty.  Vote of thanks is extended to Miss Jensen for her
suc­cessful  efforts in making the Christmas entertainment such a 
success.  The bills allowed were:  Normal Book Store $ 2.30  North Coast
Engraving Co 2.97  F. H. Whipple 2.80  Miss Agness Caldwell 1.00  Total $
9.07  January 11.—Sample Pin as submitted was lengthily
dis­cussed  as to color scheme.  Bills allowed:  Elise Gabbert $ 1.06 
Geneva Johnson 90  S. G. Degross 5.00  S. E. Johnson 20.00  S. B. Irish
84.00  Union Printing Co 13.76  Union Printing Co 10.24  Union Printing Co
4.00  U. S. Book Co 8.50  And the following bills were allowed when o. k.'d
by proper  persons:  Lownman-Hanford $ 3.15  Albert Rives Co 7.00  North
Coast Engraving Co 2.97  Total $160.93  January 25.—Gold pin with the
Yale blue enamel and white  lettering was selected and ordered to be put on
sale at 25c each.  Arrangements were made to allow $5.00 for first and
$3.00  for second prize for the best short stories in The Messenger,
be­ginning  with the February issue and extending to the Senior 
Annual issue.  Committee of three appointed to formulate a petition to  the
effect that stringent measures be taken to prevent an habit­ual 
passage across the Normal campus.
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THE MESSENGER 29  The Philoraathean Literary Society held the first meeting
 of the new year on the evening of January 5, 1911. The mem­bers 
answered roll call with their New Year's resolutions. The  program
consisted of the vacation experiences of the members  and music. After the
business meeting several new members  were initiated.  On January 19, the
Philos held their regular meeting and  the following program was given: 
PROGRAM.  Music Miss Rexroth  Roll Call—Answered with name of some
noted woman and her  work  Parliamentary Drill Mr. Johnson 
Recitation—"Dooley on "Woman's Suffrage" Miss Meeks  Talk—"Jane
Adams" Miss Grace Devereaux  Talk—"Women Famous in Civic Affairs"
Miss Birney  Music Miss Omeg  The following new members were voted into the
society:  Miss A. Abercrombie, Mrs. F. Whipple, Miss Anderson.  Saturday
evening, January 28th, the Philomatheans enter­tained  the Alkasiah
Boys' Debating Club and History Club.  The following program was given
February 2nd:  PROGRAM.  Music  Roll Call—Answer with some current
event  "Political Conditions in Portugal" Miss Gilbertsoti  "Questions That
Have Come Before the State Legislature  Mr. Odle  "Discussion On Change In
Postal Rates Miss Bras  Music Mr. Whipple and others  "Appropriations Both
Given and Asked For" Mr. Peterson  Debate—"Resolved, That women
should receive the same  salary for doing the same work as men."
Affirmative, Miss  Laura Mellish; negative, Mr. Hanks.
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30 THE MESSENGER  Miss Ruby Mowers was elected Critic; and officers were 
also elected.  •  A RECIPE FOR A HAPPY DAY.  "Take a little dash of
water cold.  A little leaven of prayer.  A little bit of sunshine gold. 
.Dissolved in 1he morning air.  Add to the meal some merriment  And a
thought of kith and kin:  Then, as a prime ingredient  A plenty of work
thrown in.  Spice it all with essence of love  And a little sprinkle of
play.  Let a good old Book and a glance above  Complete the well-spent
day."  V  The Bible Institute, which was announced in last month's 
Messenger, has been postponed. The dates now set are Febru­ary  24, 25
and 2G. AYe are expecting to have Mrs. Campbell  and Miss Springer, of
Seattle. The program will be of vital  interest to every student.  • 
Four vacancies occurred in the Y. AY. C. A. Cabinet at the  close of the
first semester. Miss Cenevn Johnson has been ap­pointed  Chairman of
the Mission Study Committee to supply  the place vacated by Agnes Caldwell,
graduated. Miss Inez  Clawsen will act as Chairman of the Devotional
Committee in  place of Emma Rexroth. graduated. Evelyn Drift leaves us to 
teach and Minnie Burroughs will be chairman of the Extension  Committee. 
During the first semester there were two mission study  classes: One by
Miss Ilillis. on ' ' J a p a n . " and one by Miss Nor­ton,  on
"Korea." Both were very successful and those who  took them felt more than
repaid for the time thus spent.  This Semester Miss Hillis will give her
work on " J a p a n"  again, and Dr. Mat lies wil have a class on "South
America."  It is hoped that many will take the advantage of these courses. 
•  February 10th Mrs. Frank Deerwester will give a song re­cital
 in the Auditorium for the benefit of the Y. AY. C. A. All
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TEE MESSENGER 31  who have heard Mrs. Deerwester sing will be pleased to
have  this opportunity of hearing her again.  The last of February Ave will
have with us for a short time.  Miss Michi Kawai, of Tokyo. Japan. Miss
Kawai is a graduate  of Bryn MaAvr, '07. After leaving America she returned
to  Japan and taught in a private school. She is the active mem­ber 
from Japan on the World's Committee, as well as a mem­ber  of the
National Committee of Japan, and has been leader  of the Student
Conferences in Japan for four years. This past  Summer is the first time
they have ever had a conference in  Japan without Miss Kawai as leader.
Last year, when the Com­mittee  was preparing for the Berlin
Conference, they wanted  someone to write a paper on the place that the
Young "Women's  Christian Association has in the missionary awakening, and
chose  Miss Kawai. She was also a delegate at the great Missionary 
Conference at Edinburgh. The Summer months of 1910 were  spent in America,
attending some of the Y. W. C. A. Summer  conferences. Her talks. "An
Appeal for Leadership." given at  Lake Geneva Conference and "Present
Student Conditions in  J a p a n , " which are given in the Association
Monthly, are very  interesting. Miss Kawai is now on her way home. She will
visit  about seventeen of the forty-two City and Student Associations of 
the Northwest territory:—Montana, Idaho. Oregon and Wash­ington.
 While with us Miss Kawai will tell of the work that  Miss Margaret
Matthews, our Coast Association Secretary, is do­ing  in Tokyo. No one
can afford to miss meeting and hearing  Miss Kawai.  •  YOUNG MEN'S
DEBATING CLUB.  An unusual interest was manifested at the regular election 
of officers, held January 26th. The candidates for the various  offices for
the ensuing Semester were nominated at the direct  primary on January 12,
the two parties in the field being the  "Progressives" and the
"Revolutionary." Platforms were for­mulated  and an active and
somewhat unique campaign conducted,  party spirit running high.  The
campaign was well planned by each party, and the elec­tion  conducted
strictly "according to Hoyle," judges, clerks, bal­lot-  boxes and all
other election paraphernalia being provided.  Much credit is due J. G.
Davis, one of the campaign managers,  for his untiring efforts to see that
the election was properly con­ducted.  The polls were opened at 7:30
p. m., and so great was
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32 THE MESSENGER  the rush for ballots that Col. Knaaek, sergeant-at-arms,
had great  difficulty in restoring order. The election resulted in the
selection  of the Hon. C. A. Hanks for President, and Col. John L. Sloan
for  Sergeant-at-Arms, representing the Progressives; S. G. DeGross  for
Vice-President, and F. Vandermein for Secretary and Treas­urer,  being
elected by the Revolutionary Party. Short speeches-were  delivered by each
of the successful candidates, President  Hanks delivering an ornate
inauguration oration, in which he  briefly outlined the policy of the Club
for the remainder of the  School-Year, the following being some of the
innovations: Inter-  Society debate, organization of a Club Quartet,
posting of pro­grams  one month in advance, social events in which the
"fair  sex" will be requested to participate.  The newly inaugurated
President named the following com­mittees  :  Program
Committee—J. G. Davis, Chairman; Chas. Becker,  J. E. Lidell.  Social
Committee—H. F. Heath, Chairman; H. E. Rogers, W.  E. Bryant. 
Musical Direct—H. F. Heath.  The Club needs every progressive young
man in School and  you need us. The character of the work we are
undertaking will  well be worth your while. Read the programs in the hall,
come  visit the Club, and join us. The Club's for you. Use it!  EXAMINATION
SONG.  My pony lies out in my locker,  My pony is out in the hall;  If
someone don't bring in my pony  I'm going to flunk—that is all. 
(Chorus)  Bring back, oh bring back;  Oh, bring back my pony to me!  Bring
back, oh bring back;  Oh, bring back my pony to me!
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THE MESSENGER 33  Oh, how I should chance to fotget it  I'm sure that I
never Avill see.  I can't answer one single question—  Oh, bring back
my pony to me!  (Chorus)  •  Miss Freeboim (in Hist. Methods
Class)—"He then turned  from all gayety and fun and determined to be
a school teacher."  Lady Faculty Member—"I believe Normal has a very
sober­ing  influence upon one's life."  •  Miss C. raised one of
the windows to let in some fresh air.  Mrs. Thatcher—"You must put
the window down, or the en­gine  man will be up here with both feet." 
•  Miss Laurence—"What two girls will make the muffins?"  "Now,
who will take the cake?"  Mr. Epley (announces in Assembly)—"There
will be a bas­ket-  ball game tonight. No admission. Everybody come!" 
Heard in Physiology Koom:  Belle—"Did the race of man derive from
monkeys?"  Prof. P.—"You must not ask such personal questions.' 
Jessie—"Mosie, does Miss Gray know you are out?'  Mosie—"No;
but I'll tell her when I get in."  Mr. D. (in psychology)—"If we look
for anything we are  sure to find it.''  Query—If a Normal girl look
for a man will she find him?  Miss Drake (in Eng. Hist., during a
discussion of Leap Years,  concernedly)—"When will it be Leap Year
again?"  Mr. Bever—" ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! "  Flunking Junior—"How do
you work the Faculty?"  Fourth Year—'' Ask the Seniors. They know!''
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34 THE MESSENGER  Miss Gottlieb (to High School girl)—"Ah! I see you
have had  your tooth extracted."  II. S. P.—'' No; I had it pulled.''
 •  Miss E.—"How pale is deathly pale?"  Mr.
Vaudermein—"The pale of a dead person."  •  If you wish to know
what a New Year's resolulion is. ask Mr.  I \ lie has one on his upper lip.
 •  Find the value of a heartache at exam, time if 5 e's plus 5 g's 
plus 1 fair plus 1. P plus 3 per cent, equals 11 g's and 1 fair.  If this
is the equation for a heart-ache what would be the  expression of joy at
exam, time?  5 E's plus 7 Passing Grades equals 12 excuses from taking 
finals. No finals equals 1 joy.  He may be stout, he may be slim,  Or short
or tall, or gay or grim—  Each Normal girl has one of him—  A
beau at home!  I t ' s Alfred " I b i s " and Jimmy "thatJ  gt;—  And
"Johnny said he liked this hat,"  And "Tommy didn't like it that  So far I
roam."  But when he visits Jane or Nell,  The other girls, you hear say,
"Well!  I don't call him so awfully swell"—  That beau from home! 
But Nell and Jane are quite content  And, joyful, take what heaven has
sent.  Deploring that 'at last he went  Once more back home!  "MID-YEAR
SENIORS IN RHYME.  At the top of the list  "We will place the tall Claude 
With heart ever aflame  For Jane, Sal or Maude.  Next comes Vera Prader,  A
maid most demure;  She'll win all the hearts  Of her pupils, we're sure.
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THE MESSENGER 35  Our Emma can sing  Like a lark—be it told.— 
Her smile it is cheery;  Her heart is pure gold.  Next—Miss Agnes
Caldwell.  Who may seem severe.  Her hobby is business;  She makes that
quilo clear.  With calm, unmoved sweetness.  She goes on her way.  We
surely are sorry  To lose Mary Gray.  Will Gertrude win out?  Perseverance
and pluck  AVill help her. we know—  And be with her,-—Luck ! 
Now, last; Mr. Brink,  Willi a smile ever bright  AVell. smiling will help
one  To win any tight.  The following choice bits oL' information have been
gleaned  in Physiology, from time to time:  Question—"AYhat is the
time limit for a bath?"  Answer—-"The time limit for a bath is a
week."  Question—"What is apoplexy?"  Answer—"Apoplexy is a
serious nervousness."  Question—"What are microbes?" 
Answer—"Microbes are small insects found around the house  or in
hats. Sometimes they are very undesirable."  Question—"What are
sinuses?"  Answer—"Sinuses are projections on vertebrae for the at 
tachment of muscles."  Question—"AYhat is the skeleton?" 
Answer—"The skeleton is the part that protects the brain." 
Question—"Locate the Eustachian tubes?"  Answer—"The Eustachian
tubes lead from the middle ear  to the brain."  Question—"AYhat are
ganglia?"  Answer—"Ganglia are a sort of decay." 
Question—"AVhat are the biceps?"  Answer—"The biceps are the
two teeth next the canines."  "Question—"AYhat are the Haversian
canals?"  Answer—"The Haversian canals are tubes leading to the 
brain from the nose and ear.
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36 TEE MESSENGER  Question—"What is a tendon?"  Answer—"A
tendon is a soft bone."  Question—"Where is the respiratory center?" 
Answer—"The respiratory center is in the kidneys."  • •
•  AUDITORIUM.  On Wednesday. December 21. Miss Gottlieb gave the
first of  a series of short talks on health. In her eharacterislicly
concise  and straightforward manner. Miss Gottlieb impressed upon us all 
the absolute necessity of perfect bodily health in order 1o main­tain 
the highest degree of efficiency. "That an ounce of preven­tion  was
worth a pound of cure" was demonstrated in a most able  manner and from
statistics (which have since been well borne out)  Miss Gottlieb assured us
that the Normal people have not adopted  that maxim as their healih creed.
However, with her assistance,  we expect io improve.  •  Immediately
after the holidays we were accorded the privilege  of listening to an
address by Dr. Schoenburg, of 1he San Jose  Normal School of California.
The theme of Dr. Schoenburg's most  interesting talk was "Personality." The
able manner in which  the subject was handled, together with the charming
presence of  the speaker, made it one of the most enter!Mining addresses of
the  School year. The Student body received many helpful ideas.  Perhaps no
people or nation are so misunderstood by the gen­eral  public as the
people of India. Their religious, social and  political ideals, differing
as they do from the ideals and creeds of  Eastern civilization often seem
incomprehensible to Occidental  minds; and an insight into their social
organization by one of their  own race proves most interesting and
enlightening. We were af­forded  this privilege through the address of
Mr. Boren, a native  Hindoo, now enrolled in the U. of W. Somewhat
handicapped by  the foreign tongue, nevertheless, Mr. Boren delivered a
pleasing  discourse, portions of which were illustrated with slides. 
• • gt; •  A TRAGEDY.  One evening in the Dorm., while
all was quiet (?) a Senior  girl discovered in her room a mysterious
looking box. Being  frightened as to the contents, she gave a loud call for
help. Girls  came rushing from every part of the house and. wild-eyed and 
wondering, they filled the doorway and hall.  "What is i t ? " some one
shouted. "Take the lid off," cried an­other.  "A mouse!" " A spider!"
"A mouse!" "An old egg!"
Messenger - 1911 February - Page 37
TEE MESSENGER 37  suggested the panic-stricken girls, according to their
experiences.  No one was brave enough to venture to remove the lid. Some 
one suggested a broom and. securing it, Avent timidly toward the  box, when
the owner of the room interfered by shouting: "For  mercy's sake! Don't you
dare let it loose in this room!" So  they proceeded to drag the cause of
the disturbance from the  room.  As it approached the hall, the girls fled
in terror, but one  Senior, braver than her companions, remained.  Gingerly
picking up the box, she deposited it on a chair and  also fled.  By this
time another of the brave eleven had recovered to  such an extent, that
with her usual quiet dignity, she slowly ap­proached  the disturbing
element of the evening.  Surrounded by her awe-stricken and faint-hearted
under­classmen,  each ready to run at a moment's notice, she
courage­ously,  although carefully, raised the lid and the trembling
specta­tors  beheld a  Safety pin!  • • •  TO EACH
HIS NEED.  (A Christmas Prayer, by Ella Higginson.)  To the hungry, Lord,
give food;  To the cold, a cheerful fire;  To the young man, a faith to
keep;  To the maid, her heart's desire.  To the old, give memories;  To
youth, ideals fair;  To him that, singing, fares alone,  The stars and
wide, sweet air.  To the lonely, kindness, Lord;  To the homeless one, a
home;  And unto him of the wandering foot,  The long, wild road to roam. 
To the timid one, the mead,  With daisies dappled o'er;  But to the
passionate-hearted, Lord,  The ocean's surge and roar.  Yea, mountains vast
and high,  Crowned with eternal snow;  And thundering to the purple sea. 
The glacier's splendid flow.  Unto each one his need,  Though it be light
or deep;  And unto all in sorrow, Lord,—  The blessed boon of sleep.
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xiv]
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  A suit that fits best—that hangs
right—  that wears longest! The kind of a  suit we can outfit YOU
with here.  If you are critical about your dress see  us for your needs for
this season. Now  is the time to invest in a 1911 suit.  SOPHOMORE Clothes
for College Men  ••••••••
••••  1 FR0LI6H • GfWBELL GO., ING. | 
••••  :::: Clothiers and Haberdashers 
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I!:* 217 East Holly Street - - - 1305 Elk Street
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xv]
ADVERTISEMENTS  Long Values-Short Profits  Oar Success  Ladies Sample Shoe
Parlors  Upstairs - - - Red Front Bldg  THE BIO- FOUR  Qlae I^ibboi) Baiter
 ©base S 3ar)borr/s Goffee  Gold Medal FloCir  S e a l 3bip* O y s t e
rs  Ring Us Up  Wilson - Nobles- Barr Company  O i H Y EM3 A Y ^ " B M B N
~?  Brotherhood of American Yoemen DES,OWANES  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 i
gt;5oo  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. O l l a W i l l i a m s , M 2313. 23i-2ist St. 
Home Phone A 092 1000-1002-1003 Elk St.  N O R T H W E S T GRANITE  St M A
R B L E W O R K S  All Kinds of Cemetery Work  W. P. BERGIN, Prop.
Bellingham, Wash.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  If you want the best Oranges on the  market ask your grocer
for the  FAMOUS GOLD BUCKLE SUN-KIST  ORANGES. We are wholesale  dealers in
green and dried ftuits.  BelSingham Commission Co.  1221-1223 Railroad Ave.
.." Bellingham  WHATCOM FALLS MILL CO.  Manufacturers  LUMBER AND SHINGLES 
Bellingham . • . • Washington  Ask Your Grocer for  WHITE SWAN
SHORTENING  Why? Because it takes one-third less  than any other
shortenings. It con­tains  no hog fat. Government inspected  @arsler)S
 vJ rK O C 3 Jfc5 v*"* )L3 EX C3 V3
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xvii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  • • • • • • •
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• • • • • • •  THE NEffl STORE 
QUALITY DRUGS, Prescription Dispensers,  S High-Grade Stationery and Photo
Goods  * B B L L I N G H A M P H A R M A C Y f  Main 167 New Mason Block
122 E. Holly  A 167 Next to Wilson-Nobles-Barr Co.  • • •
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• J  Complete Housekeeping Outfits  on Installments at  Tl}e
Jer)l5ir)s-5oys Go.  • • •  Furniture, Rugs, Ranges,
Heaters,  Shelf Hardware, Dishes   Utensils  » •!•
•!•  Elk and Chestnut .' .' 10th and Harris  Main 758 Home B
158  Palace ]\fleat Market  TIERNEY BROS., Props.  Wholesale and Retail
Butchers and Jobbers  1310 Commercial Street  Prompt attention given to all
Phone Orders Bellingham, Wash  We make a specialty of TIMBER LANDS  and
Northwest Washington FARM  LANDS. If you are interested in buying  farm
land where every cent invested will  grow dollars, write for further
information  WILLIAMS St KLUGB  1202 Elk Street, Bellingham, Washington
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xviii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  "ADAIDS' STYLE SHOP"  The Home of Good Clothes  for Men and
Young Men  126 East Holly, Cor. R. R. Ave. : : Bellingham  Registered
Agents for the Sealshipt Oysters  IRELAND   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
BELLINQHAM  Complete house bills furnished.  Special rates on short Drop 
Siding and Ceiling — lengths  4 ft. to 9 ft. : : : :  FOR FURTHER
Cashier  WH. G. BROWN, Vice-Prest. H. P. JUKES, Asst. Cashier  The
Bellingham National Bank  B B L L I N O H A M . IOASHINSTOH  CAPITAL
STOCK'. AND SURPLUS •260,000.00  This Bank is pleased to accommodate
with its excellent service  the students of the Normal School  UNITED
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xix]
ADVERTISEMENTS  For a Plain, Practical  Training in the essentials  of
business success, the Bel-  'lingham Business College has  no peer either
east or west.  There's a reason—sound courses, thorough methods,
success­ful  graduates.  An Aggressive School for Progressive People 
1318)^ BayStreet Telephone M 1564  Opposite the Fair A 465  SALT MEATS GAME
IN SEASON  J. B. FRANK  CENTRAL MARKET  Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton and Lamb. Shipping Supplied  Phones M 858—A
373  1017 Elk Street, Near Morse Hardware Co. Bellingham Washington 
Lecture Course °f l91° and 1911  JUDGE BEN LINDSEY, APRIL 15 
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xx]
and Gent's Furnisher  THE BUSY STORE  105 E Holly St. : : Bellingham  THE
FAMOUS SHOE HOUSE  Agents for Sorosis  A shoe that satisfies your pride at
a price that  doesn't hurt your purse. $ 3 . 5 0   $ 4 . 0 0  The Famous
Shoe House R. R. Ave. and Hoiiy sts.  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  M46 A 746
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xxi]
HEAVY Hfl$EMfl$E  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  I s iloe plaee to bCiy yoCir FGel  or get yo v TrGi)k;s b a
i l e d • •  PHONES 125 - - 1417 R. R. Ave
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xxii]
Holly Street  Glasses Repaired : : Factory on  Immediately : : Premises 
Columbia Bakery Our Bread is Waiting for You  Lighter Bread—Whiter
Bread—Better Bread—Enough Said  "Cleanliness and Quality," Our
Motto  1309 Elk St. Phone Main 984 O. W. RIDDER  While attending ^—
gt;. * C \ W e t e a c h * gt;,tman.  the Normal ar- f " -^-i I jy *
//^-~—A--—^"^ Graham and Gregg  range with us to ( )/\ J / // \
" \ Shorthand, Office  take a course in X _ ^ / ^ - T x / ' S V ^ V ^ n
^a^j) "V* 1 Practice, Book-  Shorthand, Type- —{ jyVyw/fyjyTMjrSl/j I
keeping and Fine  writing, Bookkeep- V —^^/r/IZ'€- lt;? gt;*
LSS C£S J Penmanship  ing or Penmanship \ ^^\/ /  Send for Catalogue
^v^ ^^^^ Phone M 786 A684  The Leading Business School of the Northwest 
Wesferr) Qciie^ 3 b o e  Phone Main 515 I S J J G P Q I P W OPl^S 205
Chestnut Street  Between Elk and Railroad Avenue  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 - 1911 February - Page [xxiii]
ADVERTISEMENTS  I  Larson's Livery  and Transfer  ESTABLISHED IN 1S95  (F
Phones: flain 70; Home, A 670  1
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xxiv]
Loans  Real Estate  Insurance  Mortgages for Sale  Washington  H. L. MUNRO
B. N. HASKBLI.  MUNRO   HASKELL  Hardware, Tinning,  Plumbing, Heating 
1163 ELK ST.  Telephone Main 12 A 312 - BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON  3 R E C I A
L-T^  e Liittle Student Photos  50c F gt;E:R  Just the thing for exchanging
with  your Normal friends  PORTRAITS OUR SPECIALTY  SAND/SON STUDIO  126V2
W. Holly St. . . . Phones: A 071—M 989  GET IT AT THE  f^ed Cross
Pharmacy  WE SAVE YOU MONEY  214 West Holly St. .* .' Bellingham
Messenger - 1911 February - Page [xxv]
WASHINGTON  STATE NORMAL SCHOOL  Bellinghatn, Washington  Second Semester
Opens  Monday, Jan. 30, 19it  New classes will be organized in  more than
sixty different subjects  General 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 - 1911 February - Page [xxvi]
KAUFMAN BROS.  ANNUAL  INVENTORY  SALE  Have you attended the sale and 
availed yourself of this great op­portunity  for procuring some
HOSIERY,  GLOVES, Etc., for very little cost,  and yet not reduce the high
stand­ard  quality  WW  $25 00 Excellent Tailored Suits $ 9 65  30 00
Fine Quality Tailored Suits... 13 65  40 00 Our Finest Tailored Suits 16 65
 25 00 Heavy Long Coats 6 75  30 00 Heavy Mixture Coats 10 00  15 00
One-Piece Cloth Dresses 5 00  You are Welcome.—"Quality,
Satisfaction, and Low  Prices," is Our Motto  KAUFMAN BROS.PPPPP