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Messenger - 1911 March - Cover
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ADVERTISEMENTS  START YOUR OWN  ACCOUNT  If you do not have an account with
this bank, start  one, even though it is small. We are interested in  your
success and business welfare. We want to help  you to the very best of our
ability. Come to us for  advice. You are welcome to ask questions freely
and  Consult us as often as you wish. . . .  It will be a pleasure to us if
we can be of assistance  to you . . . . . . .  First National Batik 
Capital and Surplus - - $300,000.00  (jprajgjjyjnijDjj^  ENGBERG 
Bellingham's  Prescription Expert  Headquarters for Kodaks  We Develop and
Print  Fischer's Excellent Violin Strings  F - R E E D E L I V E R Y | 
Engbe*g's Pharmacy |  Alaska Bldg., Cor. Elk   Holly. PhonesM224-A 224 j | 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  flontague   McHugh  Oldest Dry Goods House  in the
Northwest  • Welcome to Spring  • The Largest Line of Ladies'
and Children's  Ready-to-Wear Apparel for Spring  on the Coast is shown at 
Montague   McHugh this season  MONTAGUE   McHUGH **S$SS?ggr 
for Men  Guaranteed Waterproof  Agents  HART, SCHAFFNER   MARX CLOTHES  for
Men  INTERWOVEN HOSE  GAGE=DODSON CO.  Clover Block Bellingham
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ADVERTISEMENTS  THE LEADER  We are now Exhibiting  Advance Spring Fashions
in Women's  Tailor-Made Suits, Lingerie, Dresses,  Afternoon and Reception
Gowns, After­noon  Dresses, Ladies' and Misses' Coats  •T«
• gt; » gt;  Attention is directed to the fact that the fashions
shown  in this establishment are exclusive, possessing features of 
individuality. Prices most reasonable : : :  BUiMSfiillGMIalJ^  Byron
Bros*' Grocery  T K G ttorc\e of  lt;Soo«$ Qualify  Your fRoney B^cfe
if You We\r\f if  1311 Elk Street Phones Main 82 A 682  £I!R3llMBn^
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Come in and examine our full line of "CENTURY MUSIC,"
in­cluding  all the standard compositions, vocal and instrumental  1 0
c . A C O P Y  Our Complete Catalogue mailed  upon request free of charge 
How about that purchase of a new piano  or the rental of a second-hand
instrument  H a t t C l 4   W d l S P i a n O CO. 1326 Commercial Street 
Bellingham's Only Local Piano House  Phones Main 64—A 664 13is Elk
Street  Washington Market  Dealer in  The Well-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. Johnson
Bellingham, Wash  Jt*JtKit;taKrtaH gt;i}ta*Stlt*
gt;t#rtaa»}ttt*K*H#art# gt;tKKrtK}trt*KrtrtXXXXX  X X xx xx  1 THE NEW
STORE in everything *  x x  £ except location j£  X X  X X  X X 
X *  X * X x  x NEW GOODS Departments rearranged *  x x  x Still
demonstrating that you x  J* MTI n l w n v s r\n hf»t.fftr at . .
«t  X can always do better x  « x  x x  I T H E FAIR I  x 5  x
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Office Hours: 8:30 to 9:30 a. m. Office Phones: Main
103—A 171  2:00 to 5:00 p. m. Res. Phones: Main 100—A 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.
aaai V Street  Home A 471 B 02a  CHAS.L HOLT, M. D.  Specialties: Diseases
of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat  Rooms 316 and 317 Exchange Bldg. GLASSES
ACCURATELY FITTED  M a i n 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
Sundays by  Appointments.  BELLINGHAM, . . . . . . . . WASHINGTON  DR.
Residence M 258 A 735 Office M 1260 A 734  Office: Rooms 305,306, 307
Exchange Block - -- Bellingham, Washington  •  m  T H E R E X A L L S
T O R E ^A  Blight Days afC Kodak Days. Now is the time to get ready to 
make pictures. We can supply your every want  •  THE OWL PHARMACY
« « • * • • «•  C U T P R I C E D R
U G S J  pHOI«s{M*in 556 FREE DELIVERY Cor. Dock and Holly
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SPECIALISTS  Special Rates to Students Lady Attendants  Sunset Blk., Cor.
Elk a n d Holly, Bellingham, Wash, MAIN 2 68  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 Rpoma
334-35-36-37 Phone Main 975  Firat National Bank Block Home A 86a 
r5e^3€Y FLORAL ©O.  Wholesale and Retail Growers  1305 ELK ST.,
- - BELLINGHAM, WASH.  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 . . . Bellingham, Washington
 Office Phones: Residence Phones:  Main 131—A 131 Main 2406—A
150  HARRY O. BINGHAM  Funeral Director and Licensed Maimer  1319 Dock
Street -,.. Bellingham, Washington
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ADVERTISEMENTS  For the newest and most up-to-date ideas in  PHOTOS  *~
HALL'S STUDIO  Daylight Building, Corner Elk and Chestnut Streets  SPECIAL
New Quarters, Cor. 11th and Harris  YOUR l'VIRO^AGi: IS SOLICITED  Phones:
M 1829 - - - B 216  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  The Clover Shoes  for Women and Men  are the
best $3.50  Shoes In the city  GRIM ST ED SHOE CO. 2S
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fReifvH© Clock CJee^mg $1.00  A l ^ rm Clocks 5 0 c.  Designs
Furnished and Class Pins Made to Order  Phones: M 379—A 965 . . . .
Bellingham, Wash  THE STAR CREAMERY  If you have any Irish blood in your 
veins you will want to entertain  your friends March 17th. Order  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
Street, - - Bellingham, Wash.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Kindly Remember that  THE MORSE HARDWARE CO.  On Elk Street
 Is the Home of the  GREAT MAJESTIC RANGE  Don't forget to tell your
friends about it  Why does a tree grow round instead of Square?  GEO. W.
Block 1055 Elk Street  We like to clean your Linen. If we don't  we want
your good will  PACIFIC STEAM LAUNDRY  Established 1889  CHARLES ERHOLM,
Proprietor  Phones: ^ 1 26  1728-1738 Ellis Street B 126  GFI NE
CONFECTIONERY 1  Phones,  Main 180  B180  SUN DRUG COTY  coR.RLwiMi ijuMjjp
•wwr.imifgfoy  WASHINGTON'S FINEST DRUO STORE  The Best Stock in the
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PHOTO­GRAPHS  for Schoo'ls 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  Tfpe
Gfosaft Studio »" Dock street  WIL.BER GIBBS  Jeweler and Optician 
Largest line of Silverware found in any  store in the Northwest  313 West
Holly Street, - - - Bellingham, Wash.  Home Phone A 166 Pacific Phone Main
2883  MULLIN   ALSOP  Real Estate and Insurance  BROKERS  Resident Agents 
NORWICH UNION Rooms 220, 221  FIRE INS. SOCIETY and Exchange Building 
MECHANICS   TRADERS INS. CO. Bellinghem, Washington  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. : : BEIXINGHAM
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ADVERTISEMENTS  This is the Place You  Get What You Want  PURE  FRESH  g ^
f Mfegh. OANDIES  J. N. SELBY   CO.  207 West Holly  BOOKS AND STATIONERY 
Here is doubtless the best place to outfit students for the  Second
Semester. They are always glad to see us  Headquarters for Spaulding's
Baseball Goods  The Bellingham 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  Phones A 733 and Main 488 1208 Commercial Street
Bellingham  .. Sa\ gt;e Jvlorjey or) Stjoes ..  The new spring styles in
shoes are here—the short  vamps—the high and low
heels—the new velvets and  suedes—all the new kinds and frills
of the shoemakers'  art, and best of all, the price is extremely low. We 
have marked our spring goods closer than ever before—  you get better
shoes for less money. You'll find our  values better and our prices less
than elsewhere. Buy  your next pair here. : : : : : : : :  G E O . F. R A Y
M O N D  RELIABLE FOOTWEAR 110 East Holly Street
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Long Values—Short Profits  Out Success  Ladies Sample
Shoe Parlors  Upstairs - - - Red Front Bldg  129 Holly Street West Phone
Main 98  Empire Poultry   Fish Market  E. J. DUBOIS  Butter, Eggs, Oysters,
 Poultry and Fish : :  Incubators, Brooders, Poultry and Stock Remedies 
Bellingham - - - - . . . Washington  "Everytning in Printing that is Good" 
S. B. IR/SH a. CO.  Priiptipg :: Epgraviipg  Liegal Blanks  We make a
specialty of Engraved Cards and  Wedding Stationery  1311 Railroad Avenue .
. . Phone Main 282  Notary Public Established 1889  ALLEN CAMPBELL 
Insurance, Real Estate, Loans  Dealer in City and Farm Property  Phone Main
366—A 251 1322 Dock Street, Bellingham  /?. N. RALMERTON 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  WAHLS-WAHLS-WAHLS  The Low Price Store The Low Price Store
The Low Price Store  The New Style News  Pretty as the Spring Flowers  All
the New Spring Suits and Coats  and Waists are in and an imposing  show
they make. . . . -  But I want you to SEE them. You  cannot get any idea of
them from  any mere description. - - . -  Any day now we shall be glad to 
show you all the stunning gar­ments,  from the skirts at the  modest
prices around $5 to the  elaborate costumes at $75.  Of course you may not
want to  buy quite this early, but you surely  will enjoy looking. . . . . 
M r d. B. WAHL £f
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WASHINGTON  S. B. Irish   Co., PrintingcjS5@^5»i3ii 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 
 Philomathean - ANNA CONMEY  Boys Debating Club - J. G. DAVIS  Students'
Ass'n, MINNIE BURROUGHS  Y. W. C. A. - - - HELEN FINCH  Choral Club -
r s -  Senior GERTRUDE MCDONALD  Junior - FLORENCE ORNE  Freshman - MOSIE
ODLE  Exchange J. G. DAVIS  Athletics - LEW GREENE  Art Editor FLORENCE
iPLUMB  Alumni - VIOLET JOHNSON  Organizations—  Alkisiah - JESSIE
JEANS  Joltes |  Business Managers']f v  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. March, 1911 No. 6
 "If you have faith, preach it; if you have doubts, bury them;  if you have
joy, share it; if you have sorrow, bury it. Find the  bright side of things
and help others to get sight of it also. This  is the only and surest way
to be cheerful and happy.''  The Students are pleased to note increased
interest in the  Students' Association. A part of this was aroused by the
special  Assembly in which Faculty and Students gave speeches drawing  the
attention of the Students toward the Association's good work.  The
Students' Association has made rapid advancement this year  under the
leadership of President Frank W. Whipple. The Asso-
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2 THE MESSENGER  ciation is something one should be proud to co-operate
with in  being a member, furthering the interests of B. S. N. S. by so
do­ing.  If you are not a member, you are one of the few. Join the 
rest of us—the large majority—and be one of the Students'
Asso­ciation.  "Never in the history of the Normal School has girls'
athlet­ics  been so dead," is the words of the Girls' Athletics'
reporter.  There was great promise at the beginning of the year of having 
some good stirring Basket Ball games. But our expectations  are met with
disappointments. There is still over a quarter's  time in which it is hoped
that we shall enjoy some rousing Basket  Ball games.  •  The
Messenger is trying to print good readable material.  AVe have asked your
help in this and most of you have responded  loyally. Every month we regret
the lack of poems and jingles, and  this month we wish to ask you
especially for these. It is a pleas­ure  for us to ask you, because we
are sure of your help. These  last few months we desire to keep The
Messenger up to its stan­dard.  We can—if you will help us.  The
Messenger is pleased to print in the Alumni notes of this  issue a letter
from Miss Statira Biggs. Miss Biggs is a graduate  of our School, Class of
1900, also a graduate of the University of  Washington. She is now taking a
law course in the University  of Chicago.  Miss Gottlieb will lecture April
7th on "Porto Rico Through  a Kodak." The lecture will be illustrated with
140 stereopticon  views, and will be given in the University Hall, at the
Normal.  Tickets, 25c; students, 20c. The lecture will be in the form of a 
trip over the island, such as tourists make, and is said to be most 
interesting.  Wishing to fill a long-felt want in our School, The Messenger
 always ready to fill any need, fancied or otherwise, has decided  to open
its columns to the Students and Faculty for a special line  of advertising.
Accordingly in this issue appears a list of the  wants of different
individuals. From time to time others will  appear, which we hope will add
to the enjoyment of our readers,  if not to that of the subjects of our
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THE MESSENGER 3  THE MUSIC OF LAKE WHATCOM.  On moonlight nights, when
light clouds drift loosely across  the dark blue of the sky, and the wood
is dark and leaves shiver  and moan, and creepy night-things stir uneasily,
then it is that  from over the lake there floats a sobbing, melancholy
wail, that  rises and falls, loud and soft, with the flutterings of the
breeze.  It is the death-song of an Indian tribe, subdued and softened  by
the murmurings of the blue waters of Lake Whatcom. The  Indians tell of
this with awe and bewilderment struggling in their  faces.  In the early
days an Indian band, the Nooksacks, roamed the  forest between the Nooksack
River and Lake Whatcom. A small,  peaceful tribe they were, led by their
old chief, Nooktas. Nooktas  had a daughter. Valley Flower, bright-eyed,
fleet-footed and will­ing;  the prid lt;? of the old chief and the
people of her tribe.  Valley Flower loved a youth,—an Indian
youth,—tall and  straight and bronzed, but he belonged to a different
tribe, ene­mies  of her father. Son of the chief of the Stick-Samish,
was he;  a large and fierce tribe, who often took the warpath from their 
own tenting grounds, on the Samish Flats, and warred upon their  weaker
neighbors.  Their old chief was wroth when he learned of the love of his 
son for his enemy's daughter, and he cast him out of the tribe.  Then was
there wailing in the tents of the Stick-Samish, for Eagle  Feather was
well-loved, loved for his endurance and ability in  their tribal sports and
for his fierceness with the enemy.  So Eagle Feather sang his farewell song
and straight and  proud went from the lodge of his father. Swift he went,
and  came to the tent of his loved one; and Nooktas received him into  the
tribe and made him leader of his band.  Now Eagle Feather knew of the
hatred between the tribes  and knew that soon his people would fall upon
the Nooksack and  completely destroy them.
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4 THE MESSENGER  Eagle Feather was wise for, ere the night had fallen, the 
Stiek-Samish were already on the trail. When the night would  cover their
movements, then would they silently and stealthily  surround their enemies.
 The Nooksacks called a council. In the darkness on the shore  they held,
all the tribe together. When a passing cloud hid the  moon from sight and
darkened the forest, old Nooktas led the  way, and behind him "Valley
Flower, her lover and all the tribe.  Silently he led them, hand in hand,
from the wood's edge to  the water; and the water received them, and as it
closed around  them they chanted the death song of their people, long and
wail­ing,  and the water rolled above them and was still.  In the
morning the Stick-Samish found an empty village and,  as they gazed, a
faint breeze bore toward them a sweetly wailing  music,—the death
song of the tribe.  RUTH LEMACK.  SEASIDE SENTIMENT.  I have brought my pen
and my paper  Out under the open sky ;  And I lie on the sands of the
seashore  Watching the ships go by.  Majestic they are, in their splendor, 
Like a monarch surveying his own,  And methinks as I gaze on their
grandeur,  "How soon may that beauty be flown!"  For there on the shore
lies "The Alice,"  Laid low by the treacherous seas.  She once plowed the
waves in her glory  As proud and as dauntless as these.  Her sails now like
royal robes in tatters—  Her masts broken scepters might be:  With a
sickening heart throb I murmur,  1' How fallen! Thou Queen of the Sea!" 
Will it ever be thus with our soaring,  With our hopes, aspirations so
grand?  Must we live and love and have longings,  Then cruelly be dashed to
the sand?  Not if we pay heed to our Pilot, .  Nor breast the rough billows
alone.  If we're sea-worthy vessels He'll guide us  Straight into the
Harbor of Home.  H. F.
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TEE MESSENGER h  HOW ONE MAN LIVED.  "To wed, or not to wed,—that is
the question. Whether 'tis  nobler in man to suffer the pancakes and fried
bacon of bachelor­hood,  or to take a pair of soft, white hands
against a sea of trou­bles  and, by wedding, end them ? To wed, to
rest no more; and by  rest end the vision of socks without heels or toes
and the thou­sand  natural shocks that come from viewing buttonless
trousers  and unwashed dishes;—'tis a consummation devoutely to be 
wished. To wed; to rest;—to rest! Perchance not to rest; ay!  there's
the rub. For in that rest what terrors may come when  we have shuffled off
this single blessedness must give us pause.  There's the respect that makes
calamity of married life. For who  would not bear the whips and scorns of
time, the School tax, the  ogling of spinsters, the married man's half
scornful sympathy,  and the suggestions that patient men endure from
enterprising  young ladies, when he might his happiness insure by leading a
 bride to the altar? Who would make biscuits, and grunt and  swear under
the splattering of hot grease, but that the dread of  something after
marriage, the great uncertain state from which  no man returns with all the
hair upon his head, puzzles the will  and makes us bear those ills we have
than fly to others we know  not of? Thus uncertainty doth make bachelors of
us all."  So drawled our friend, Lee, as he half sat, half reclined upon 
the bacteria-infested pile of rubbish that his charitably inclined 
neighbors called a bed,—for no better reason, perhaps, than that  Lee
called it that, himself.  " I had no idea that you knew your Shakespeare so
well,"  said Jess. '' When did you acquire your literary tastes, and where 
have you kept them all these months, that I never before discov­ered 
them?"  "Learned 'em of a gal I once had. Curious, isn't it, how some  gals
create such a sort of atmosphere about a man he just can't  help getting
married? And then, again; there's gals that natu­rally  drive a fellow
in the opposite direction. That's the way  mine did."  " I sympathize with
you, old fellow. It was once my misfor­tune  to be a bachelor and to
be closely associated with this inter­esting  class of animals.
Remarkable creatures, aren't they,—  relics, no doubt, of any age
when only men were found on the  earth."  "Declare to goodness; I
hadn't'thought of that before! It's  probably true, though. The Bible says
that man was made first."  "Exactly so; and modern scientists are
practically agreed  that the various works of creation were not made in
seven days;
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6 THE MESSENGER  but that vast ages have intervened betAveen the successive
forms  that have been distributed over this earth. That being the case,  I
hope you'll not question me when I advance the hypothesis that  woman
followed man in the order of creation by, perhaps, mil­lions  of
years."  "Why, what a paradise this old earth must have been then!  If a
man lost his necktie, there was no need of calling up a fussy  housekeeper
to find it for him. He just got down on his prayer-bones  and looked under
the bed,—the only natural place for  such a thing to be found."  Thus
the two friends discussed the great problem. Unlike in  most every respect
except a great yearning for human sympathy,  these two men frequently spent
dajrs and weeks together and en­joyed  every minute of the time.  Lee
would have made an interesting study for a sociologist.  His bed contained
enough material to stock a biological labora-torjr.  He took a bath
semi-annually, whether he needed it or  not. He had come to Oklahoma in an
early day, while the cat­tlemen  still controlled the ranges, and
Avhen the country was  opened up to settlement he took his chances with the
thousands  of others and drew a good claim. He never worked, yet seemed  to
get along about as well as those who were foolish enough to  do so He had
stolen more horses and cattle than he could pos­sibly  remember, yet
he lived in security and ease in a community  composed of respected,
law-abiding citizens.  Jess had come over about eleven o'clock, one Sunday,
and  had found his friend still in bed, sleeping off the effects of his 
day's trading.  Jess did not rap at the door as he approached the
house;—  he'd have been laughed at if he had.  Lee was snoring like a
hippopotamus; but the visitor seized  him by a foot, which happened to be
protruding from the covers,  and launched him into the middle of the room.
Once awake, our  hero took his two six-shooters from under the pillow and
fired  the contents of both through the roof. As this, or something even 
more demonstrative, was the customary morning exchange of  greetings among
the ex-cowboys of the region, both host and  guest felt that he had
discharged all the formalities the occasion  demanded and settled down for
a chat.  Before entering upon any description of the manner in whicli 
these men spent the day, let us make a short survey of the house  and
premises. As Jess approached the house he heard the ponies  whinny, a sound
which indicated that his friend was oblivious  to the duties of the farm.
Lee's horses rarely got a drink of  water even, except when they broke from
their enclosure and
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THE MESSENGER 7  found it in spite of their owner's apparent precautions to
pre­vent  their doing so. If one of the neighbors saw him indulging 
them to the extent of leading them to the watering trough, he  invariably
remarked in a very apologetic manner, "Well, they do  better if I water
them now and then.''  Lee had once lived on a sheep ranch in Arizona, where
the  sheep often go three weeks without a drink, and he never
recov­ered  from the delusion that an animal ought to get along quite 
well without such a luxury. How fortunate that the Society for  the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals did not have a representa­tive  in
this community! But the horses managed to live without  the aid or consent
of the Society with the interminable name.  Whenever Jess remonstrated with
Lee upon this inhuman  treatment of dumb beasts, Lee generally went into a
scientifi3 dis­cussion  of the merits of the case. He could prove to
any man's  satisfaction that the epidermis of these animals had become
high­ly  "cutinized;" that is, that every pore was surrounded by a 
multitude of protective hairs, and that evaporation under these 
circumstances was impossible. They certainly looked as much  like cacti as
possible and the would-be humanitarian generally  subsided, whether
convinced or not.  Lee had a variety of names for these creatures.
Sometimes  he called them " Buckskinos"; at times they were just plain 
"Skins"; frequently he denominated them "Nags"; and upon  rare occasions he
bestowed upon them the appellation "Pestle  Tails." This last was
singularly appropriate.  The front yard is so over-grown with weeds and
strewn with  tin cans that it resembles a veritable rendezvous. Everywhere
one  beholds these last named reminders that cooking is dispensed  with.
Inside the one room are like evidences of the art of mak­ing 
housekeeping easy. The saddle is deposited on the cookstove.  Its beauty
and workmanship astonish you. Not a horse on the  ranch is worth fifteen
dollars; but that saddle cost sixty-five dol­lars  if it cost a cent.
The rifle hangs over the door. On a shelf  over the stove are several empty
bottles, suggestive of the  "Blind Tiger" just across the line, over in the
Chickasaw Nation.  When Lee paid for the flat bottle he asked for "Barb
Wire,"  while the tall, brown one came out through a hole in the wall in 
response to his request for "Smooth Wire."  In one corner the banjo, violin
and buggy harness lie; all  "snuggled up" together in a manner highly
suggestive of domes­tic  felicity and harmony. And, why not; since
there was no one  to question their right to be in that particular order. 
Although it is July, the floor has not been swept since last  December,
when the cows broke into the house one stormy night.
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8 THE MESSENGER  and made themselves comfortable during the owner's
absence.  What that floor does not contain isn 't worth
mentioning;—gashes,  shavings, chicken bones, cigar stubs, burned
matches, cards,  poker chips, boots, shoes, unlaundered clothing,
dishes;—but  what's the use of enumerating further?  After washing
his face and hands, a formality rarely ob­served  except when
"company" was present, Lee proceeded to  prepare breakfast. It was with
profound interest and many mis­givings  that Jess scanned the process.
The cook perspired pro­fusely  as he endeavored to stir the biscuits
with a long-handled  spoon and, failing in the attempt, put his hands into
the mix­ture.  He always employed the more primitive weapon when no 
one was watching and, naturally, found the other awkward.  With bated
breath, Jess watched the complexion of those  hands turn from a
chocolate-brown to Nature's pink, while the  bread became the hue of Mother
Earth. The dough was rolled  into grotesque, little, round wads, and each
separate chunk re­ceived  a patting and caressing that should, under
ordinary cir­cumstances,  have produced a work of art. After many
squints  into the oven, the biscuits are hauled forth, inviting, tempting, 
and brown. While removing them from the pan our host acci­dentally 
let one drop to the floor. The concussion awoke Jess  from the reverie or
stupor into which the culinary proceedings  had thrown him and he mentally
concluded that one of those bis­cuits  could be thrown ever so far and
knock down a certain anon­ymous  animal that has been associated with
such delicacies since  time immemorial.  After all the breakfast was on the
table Jess was invited to  "fall t o " and "help himself." Jess had barely
time to push his  head out the window, draw a long breath, take one last
look at  the beautiful world, and utter the smothered prayer, "My soul, 
gird all thy armor on." It wasn't much, of course, but it gave  him courage
to face the table, eat the meal, and afterwards relate  the deed to his
posterity. It required the very limit of human for­titude  but the
biscuits went down and remained there. Once he  remarked in the most casual
manner imaginable, "Lee, these bis­cuits  would have been better if
you had thought to set the ax by  my plate." That he ate them at all is
pretty fair testimony that  he possessed a heroic spirit. That he enjoyed
eating them is trust­worthy  evidence of the possession of a heart
that loved his fellow-men.  That he survived the process is due wholly to
the protec­tion  of the angels. As it was strictly in accordance with
the so­cial  forms of this community, the guest proffered his services
in  washing the dishes. By means of his olfactory nerves he located 
dishrag behind the woodbox, In this particular instance it hap-
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THE MESSENGER 'J  pened to be an old sock. In awe of its strength and with
due  reverence for its antiquity, he plunged into the depths of the 
dishwater. The host dried the dishes on the corner of his saddle  blanket
and set them away with his boots under the bed.  When all the chores were
finished, Lee proposed a ride to the  mountains. The ponies were saddled
and away the two riders gal­loped,  twenty miles without stopping,
over hills, across burning  sands, through quiet woods, along beautiful
streams.  Riding to the top of a high hill, they viewed the blue Wichita, 
Mountains, lifting their heads above the surrounding landscape  and
suggesting the lofty aspirations, reaching outward and up­ward,  that
come to all men when they are at their best. In the  valley below lay the
Indian encampment, the smoke of which as­cended  lazily into the hazy
atmosphere. The squaws were pre­paring  the evening meal, while the
old men, surrounded by the  boys, were telling stories of the days when the
red men owned the  whole land and the lordly buffalo filled the plains. 
The hallowing influence of the scene slowly stole over the two  men. Lee
became communicative. In a quiet vein, with subdued  voice, he told much of
he story of his past life. Jess was not at  all astonished; on the contrary
it seemed the natural thing for  companion to say, and he found himself
accepting a sacred con­fidence  without a suggestion that he was doing
so. Real men nev­er  reveal secrets so imparted. In the benign
atmosphere of mu­tual  understanding the misdeeds and misdirected
energies of a  human life were forgotten, and Jess had a higher regard for
his  friend than ever before.  In the soft moonlight they rode home. Jess
had enjoyed the  day and loved the new country more than he had thought
possi­ble.  It now seemed his turn to entertain with short sketches
from  his literary store, and he repeated in a low voice the words of one 
whose lines come with strange appeal to all who love the sunny  plains of
the South:  "Swiftly now descends the night  As retreats the western light;
 Crimson streakings on the sky,  And the distant landscapes lie;  Darkness
settles all around,  Ghost-like mists steal o 'er the ground;  From the
canyon's depths now come  Croak of frogs and insects hum;  Phantom-like,
o'erhead, the clouds  Hold aloft their misty shrouds;  And all nature seems
to tell  The sweet story, loved so well,  "Oklahoma, the Beautiful Land!" 
• . • • . W. H. P.
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10 TEE MESSENGER  CUPID'S LATEST PRANK.  She was sitting in the'twilight 
With her Browning on her knee;  And the Home Thoughts stealing o'er her 
Pilled her soul with reverie.  James Lee's wife was playing softly  Yonder
in the music room  A Toccata of Galuppi 's;  She could hear it through the
gloom.  Dreamily she looked about her.  By The Fireside she could see  The
Statue and The Bust he'd sent her.  The Englishman in Italy.  They were
presents from her lover;  And her fancy turned again  To an Epistle on the
table,  Writ by Master Hugue's bold pen.  Easter Day they 'd been together;
 And now Christmas Eve was near;  In Three Days he would be coming  For One
Word More—his fate to hear.  How distinctly she remembered  That Last
Ride, The Serenade,  The evening spent in a. Gondola;  The Ring and Book to
her he gave.  In A Balcony they'd lingered  Till the hour was most '' Too
Late,''  But A Lover's Quarrel was ending  And Confessions could not wait. 
Then the Parting in the Morning,  The Worst of It as you can guess.  Now
she longs for his returning:  A Woman's Last Word shall be "Yes."  •
• •  Miss LeMar (becoming angry)—"Kenneth, take your
seat!"  Kenneth (after laboriously working, finally succeeds in
sepa­rating  it from the remainder of his desk and holding it high in
the  air, exclaims)—"Where shall I take it to?"  • •
•  Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your
pray­ers-  be courteous to your creditors; go slow and easily. Maybe 
there are other things your special case requires, but there, my  friend,
will give you a good lift.—Abraham Lincoln.
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THE MESSENGER 11  Chicago, 111.  To the Alumni of the Washington State
Normal:  From time to time, you have received letters from some of us  who
have been traveling in various directions from our home nor­mal.  It
has been suggested to me that you might like to hear  about my little
journey; not that I have gone so very far along  this road, but because it
has lead away from the familiar lines of  the school ma'am on which we all
started, nor has it turned up  that popular path of matrimony, which has
been trodden by so  many of our number. I suppose it will sound wildly
exciting  when I tell you I am plodding along the trail that leads to a
law­yer's  office. There are many men wending along with me, but 
often I am the only girl in sight. Put seventy men, mostly college 
graduates, into a big amphitheatrical class-room, add one lone  women and
you have me for twelve hours a week. Can you im­agine  a scene less
like a true normal picture?  Now if you are expecting any thrilling
adventures from the  above you may stop reading, for there are none to
follow. My life  is as comfortable and peaceful and almost as uneventful as
it was  teaching school in Skagit County. But it is because of this very 
smoothness that I am glad to write to you. I left many friends in  the
Sound Country (and nothing is going to keep me long away  from these same
friends and Sound) who wished me Godspeed on  my undertaking, but nearly
always they disliked to see me going  away to meet uncertain though sure
unpleasantness in my work.  Of course, I haven't begun the practice of law,
but I want my  friends to know that I have never had to meet any
disagreeable  situations just because I have been a girl in a law school.
The  men are gentlemen. Really we five women among the three hun-derd  men
are quite to be envied in that we have shown us all the  little courtesies
that women like to receive and besides a frank  goodfellowship with a
number of men, which is something differ­ent  from the ordinary social
intercourse with them, or the contact  of the business world. Therefore, I
can tell you nothing of insult  or embarrassment to make my story
interesting. I have heard
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12 THE MESSENGER  that such treatment of women does exist in some
professional  schools, but I am glad to say not here.  My first day here
was the worst. You see I was still car-sick  and still dreading the
unknown. I hope never to feel less coura­geous  than I did the day I
timidly asked my way to the University  of Chicago. Once on the campus it
was no better. The symmetry  of the gray Gothic architecture is imposing
restful, but it failed to  soothe my nerves that day. At last I climbed the
story and a half  of dull stone steps and thru the long library to the
Dean's office.  I was dimly conscious of the dark arches far overhead, but
very  much alive to the long tables around which sat many embryo
law­yers  safe behind huge leather bound volumes. Within the
pleas­ant  secretary informed me that I would have difficulty in
enter­ing  in the spring quarter. "You should have written more
let­ters,  '' she said, '' but being from the West, I suppose you just
de­cided  to come on, and came." By-the-way, it is really sad how 
much "The West" must be blamed for the shortcomings of us,  her children in
the East, but please don't let anyone here  know that I have called Chicago
East. Well, in time I was reg­istered,  after I had been passed on for
inspection from one pro­fessor  to another and had come back to assure
the acting Dean  that the last didn't seem to want me a,ny more than the
first.  My first quarter, like any true freshman, I did my heaviest work; 
partly because I was taking advanced work without the pre­requisites, 
and more because I was badly frightened. It seemed  that every day I heard
some new story of horror—how one-third  of last year's class were
sent home, how at least one-half failed in  each examination, and how even
the best never knew when he  should be down and under. At least these first
examinations  were over. I lived through them, passed, and have since
refused  to endure the pleasure of anticipating their unique horrors. They 
are four hours long, four hours of steady work, with a prayer at  the end
for more time. We are a graduate school, so no record is  kept of our daily
attendance or class recitations. Everything  counts on that last four
hours. We are given ten hypothetical  cases, marvels of their kind maybe
bristling with points and may­be  innocent looking with sly words
tucked in here and there,  waiting to be searched out. We have the quarter
system, so there  are nearly three months between these spasms.  I have
spoken of the Gothic architecture. The law building  is considered the most
perfectly finished unit on the campus. It  is the exact replica of the one
at Oxford or Cambridge, I am sorry  I have forgotten which. All around the
top are the dearest wig-gly  gargoyles, and at each gable Moses lets his
long whiskeries  trail over the laws on stone. All within is finished in
stone and
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THE MESSENGER 13  dark wood carved in the Gothic. On the walls are the
judges of  England in wig and gown. I overheard one day a visitor told that
 the legal atmosphere Was excellent. I was glad to hear it, as no  one
could ever say as much for the plain, ordinary air of 1 he place.  Myself,
I would prefer less Gothic and more ventilation. It's the  same with the
lighting. You wonder why all the law men wear  green eyeshades, but just
try a few hours study yourself. Light  streams in from high-arched windows
on all four sides, and, as if  that were not enough, these same windows are
filled with tiny  panes of glass. Yes, I have a green shade, and wear it,
too.  I would like to tell you a great deal about my fellow women-lawyers. 
One is studying because her husband is a lawyer and  wants her to do so.
All the others intend to go into it as a regu­lar  means of earning
bread and butter. If you want to hurt our  feelings, just ask us whether or
not we intend to practice. If  you have any ready-made picture of a type of
girl who studies  law, just dismiss it. For as far as I can see we are not
one type,  but just ordinary women. One girl puts in her odd moments
mak­ing  beautiful lace, and has one of the most delicate, ladylike
man­ners  I have ever met. If any girl is afraid to study law because 
she imagines it requires a peculiar masculine mind, she is mis­taken. 
The girls in school have a high record of scholarship. So  I say again as I
did in the beginning, it is just plain, pleasant go­ing  to school
under excellent teachers.  STATIRA BIGGS.  6032 Ellis Ave., Chicago, 111. 
I sing of manual training  And the bending up of reeds;  The endless "Tarn
O'Shanters"  That no one wants or needs.  The cutting up of papers  That
might well have better use;  You think your "opera bag" all right,  Miss
Hogle says, "too loose."  And on it goes forever—  This needless
worry and work.  You have to get paste on your fingers  And painting can
never shirk.  Yes, on it goes forever  And all grow ever must slaves;  Till
the smart are graduated  And the dull are in their graves.
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14  /**  ®  Seniors! Seniors! Hats off to thee!  To our Colors true
Ave will ever be!  Firm and strong, united are Ave  Skookum turn-turn, Rush
wah-wah  Normal Seniors, rah-rah-rah! .  Eah for the Senior Class.  We are
glad to Aveleome to our class the Misses Lillian Carle-ton,  Gertrude
Fisher, Annie Norcl, Helen Wright and Mrs. Jamie  Brown, who haAre entered
school this semester. We are also pleas­ed  to receive into our ranks
the Misses Millie Garrison. Bertha  Johnson, Mira McLeod and Etta Rand from
the Junior Class.  Miss Margaret Stark left Thursday evening to spend a
feAv  days at her home in Seattle.  • • •  It is Spring,
I say—  How do I know?  By the leaves waking up  And beginning to
grow—  By the neAv straAv hat  With its band so gay,  And the crocus
buds  With the grass at play;  And the ribbon fresh  On tke girls' neAv
bonnets,  And the poets' latest  New Spring sonnets;  By the baseball signs
 To the breezes flown  And my longing wish  That Winter be gone—  A
thousand things  I could tell, I trow—  But this is enough— 
• That I feel and know! .  THE MESSENGER
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THE MESSENGER 15  Don't worry about the future,  The present is all thou
hast.  The future will soon be present,  And th epresent will soon be past.
 Eva Pendleton and Grac-e Proctor spent the weekend at their  home in
Everett.  Miss Nellie Foran of Everett spent the weekend in Belling-ham, 
the guest of her sister, Mabel Foran.  We are glad to welcome into our
class the following: Marie  Kelly, Lillian Nelson, Mary Hoover and Mr.
Cunnigham.  Lois Pinkerton has been absent from her classes on account  of
illness.  Word has been received that Norene Costello is getting along 
nicely and hopes to be with us again next year.  Esther Fransen was called
to Seattle by the serious illness of  her sister.  Nell Williams has left
school and is making a tour of Califor­nia.  She expects to return to
the B. S. N. S. in the fall.  • • •  FEESHMEN  One of the
most delightful affairs of the winter was given  by the Freshman Class,
when they entertained the Second Year  Class, the normal basket ball team
and the visiting team from the  U. P. S., on Saturday evening, February 11.
The affair was a val­entine  party and the decorations and games were
appropriate to  the occasion. The Society Hall had quite a festive air,
owing to  the greens, hearts and pennants used in decorating. There were 
fifty-three students, members of the faculty and guests present.
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16 TEE MESSENGER  and the unusual feature was the fact that the gentlemen
were iti  the majority. After a delightful lunch served in the cafeteria, 
which was also decorated in greens and pussy-willows, all depart­ed 
at a late hour declaring the party a great seuccess.  • •
•  HIGH SCHOOL NOTES  Miss Evelyn Newell, the Tenth Grade secretary,
has left,  school on account of sickness.  The first and second games
between the basketball teams of  the Nineth and Tenth Grades have been
played, the latter being  victorious in both contests. Score, first game,
30-18; second game,  . Both games were fast and well played, but somewhat 
rough. The Nineth Grade boys are not discouraged and intend  to do better
in the future.  LINEUP.  Nineth Position Tenth  Swartz, Capt Forward
Allison, Capt.  S. Johns Forward Heath  Bulmer Center Roe  Sly Guard McCall
 Beach Guard Hannis  • • • gt;  CALENDAR.  Feb.
1.—We change seats at dinner at the Dorm.  Feb. 2.—The ground
hog appears at the Hall. He had been  ground through a sausage machine. 
Feb.3.—Our Second B. B. team wins from Lynden.  Feb. 4.—Second
number of Lecture Course. We enjoy William  Hubbard immensely. Beans are
everywhere in evidence.  We win in Tacoma at basketball.  Feb.
6.—Blue Monday—the various "friends from home" having 
departed.  Feb. 8.—For the first time in history words fail Thresa M.
 Feb.9.—Lueile N. is seen walking alone and unattended!
Terri­ble  consternation.  Feb. 11.—Edens Hall waxes hospitable.
U. P. S. and B. S. N. S.  teams entertained at dinner.  In the evening B.
B. game in the gym. Dorm girls go in a  "bbdy." We win! "I told you so." 
Feb. 13.—Virginia Mathes is heard in violin recital at Assembly. 
Capt. Eli "Tells the tale of a whale that is a whale of a tale,"  to an
interested crowd in the evening.
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THE MESSENGER 17  Feb. 14.—"If you love me as I love you, no knife
can cut our love  in two.''  Feb. 15.—Mass meeting for Student
Association enthusiasts. Are  you tagged? Be a sport and join.  Feb.
16.—Birthday party at table seven. The candy heart goes  round and
round. Have some more, do.  Feb. 17.—At Assembly Dr. Gray entertains
us with readings from  Merchant of Venice. We certainly did enjoy it.  B.
B. game—our Second team at Lynden.  Feb. 20.—Parlor meeting at
the Dorm. Lucinda has a birthday.  Gentlemen of the Faculty accept
challenge of the Senior  boys for B. B. game. We'll be there.  Feb.
21.—We are entertained in Assembly by Miss Kawai from  Japan. Which
kind of a "key" are you?  Feb. 22.—George's birthday—some go on
fishing, hunting, crab­bing  and other excursions—others make
baskets! Some two-sing  noticed near Chuckanut, Sehome Hill, etc.  Feb.
23.—Classes again resumed.  At mass meeting of students Mr. Hanks
makes a few well-put  and to-the-point remarks in regard to Saturday night.
 Feb. 25.—Normal Society appears in full dress to hear Mrs.
Deer-wester  in recital. The girls with beaux are the envy of all the 
rest, just as Miss Baxter said.  • • •  PROCEEDINGS OF
THE BOARD OF CONTROL.  Feb. 8th.—The Senior pin was discussed and a
eommitte ap­pointed  to take charge of the matter. Song eommitte
reported.  It was decided to make the following Wednesday students' hour 
into a Students' Association meeting. Bills allowed to amount  of $298.38. 
Feb. 15. Mr. Bond appeared before the Board for the pur­pose  of being
authorized to take the Basket Ball Team east of the  mountains for a series
of games. After a lengthy discussion it  was decided that under existing
conditions the responsibility of  sending the team on this trip could not
be assumed.  Bills allowed to the amount of $168.91.  The meeting of the
Student body on Wednesday, February  15 was quite a success. Mr. Deerwester
was the first to take the  floor. He spoke of the good qualities of the
Association and laid  stress upon the fact that the Association was for the
student.  Miss Bras laid emphasis on the fact that the Association had  the
responsibility of all athletics, Messengers, etc., chose the  School pin,
had charge of the store and everything of interest  to the Students. Mr.
Phillipi was the next speaker, He gave civic
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18 THE MESSENGER  reasons for joining the Association as well as the
egotistics and al-  1 eristic benefits. Mr. Whipple emphasized the
financial benefits  that could be derived. The Association tags were then
given to  all members with the instruction, that they were to be worn
during  the week. We have seen a number without tags. Take the ad­vice
 given by the speakers and become a member now.  Y. W. C. A.  "Whatsoever
thy hand findeth to do; do it with thy might,"—  Eccl. 9:10.  Heard
after the Song Recital, given Saturday evening, Feb.  25th, by Mrs.
Deerwester and Miss Leta Clark, for the Normal  Y. W. C. A.  "Wasn't it
fine!"  "Yes, indeed. Delightful!"  "She surely is an artist."  "She? Which
one?"  "Well, both. I was particularly delighted with 'The Peer  Gynt
Suits.' "  "And I thought "The Erl King' was great."  "Yes; and didn't you
love the 'Just So Stories' "?  "My! What wouldn't I give to be able to sing
like that!"  We are always sure of a treat when Mrs. Deerwester
con­sents  to sing for us. And Saturday evening she was unusually 
charming and fairly captivated the audience that greeted her
en­thusiastically  in the Auditorium.  The regular Thursday afternoon
meeting of the Y. W. C. A.  was led by Mrs. Campbell, of Seattle. Mrs.
Stewart came with  her to sing for us.  The Y. W. C. A. had charge of the
program at Assembly, Fri­day  morning, February 24th. Mrs. Stewart of
Seattle, sang three  beautiful songs. Miss Springer, who is Secretary of
Religious  Work in the Seattle Y. W. C. A., gave a vivid and impressive de-
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THE MESSENGER 19  scription of "The Passion Play," which she saw at
Oberammer-gau  last summer.  The fourth annual Bible Institute closed
Sunday afternoon.  It has responded to a need in the life of many a girl;
and the im­pressive  Message brought will not be forgotten. Following
the  splendid program:  PROGRAM  Friday, 3:15 P. M.—  Solo Mrs.
Stewart  Devotional Mrs. Campbe11  '' The Signet Ring'' Miss Whiting  (Sec.
City Y. W. C. A.)  Friday, 7:30 P. M.  Solo Mrs. Thatcher  "Christ's Last
Words on Prayer" Miss Springer  Song Choral Club  '' Building a Tower''
Mrs. Campbell  Saturday, 3:00 P. M.—  "The Midnight Guest" Mrs.
Campbell  "The Prayer Life From Paul's Epistles" Miss Springer  Sunday,
9:15 A. M.—  "The Little Colt" Mrs. Campbell  Sunday, 3:00 P. M
—  Song Girl's Quartette  "The Power of Prayer" Miss Springer  Solo
Miss Hill is  Song Quartette  Prayer Service „ Mrs. Campbell  Day of
Prayer for Colleges  • • •  YOUNG MEN'S DEBATING CLUB. 
Two programs of exceptional character were rendered this  month, consisting
of debates, extemporaneous speeches, current  events, orations,
introductory speeches, toasts, quartettes, piano  and vocal solos.  The
first question debated February 10th was: "Resolved.  That there is more
Pleasure In Pursuit Than In Possession." Af­firmative,  T. W. Osborne;
negative, E. Hawkins. The decision  was rendered in favor of the
affirmative.  For the principal debate of the evening, the Spring
prize-de­bate  question: "Resolved, That the Conservation of our
Natural  Resources Should Be a Function of the State Governments,
Rath­er  Than of the National Government," Avas used. Affirmative,  H.
E. Rogers, R. H. Knaack; negative, L. A. Greene, H.- E. Health.  The
decision was won by the affirmative. Talks were made  by Messrs. T. E.
Bryant and G. Bascom on the subjects of "Local  Secession," and "The Panama
Canal." G. F. D. Vandermei de-
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20 THE MESSENGER  livered one of Col. E. G. Ingersoll's orations on "The
Civil War"  in forceful manner. By special invitation Profs. Patchiu  and
Moody were present, and both responded with speeches  which were highly
appreciated; the former commenting upon  the first debate of the evening,
stated that it was indeed gratify­ing  to have the decision rendered
in favor of the affirmative, since  it has been his good fortune to have
been in pursuit the past few  decades.  At the business session the
following new members were  admitted: V. Tidball, P. Hogan, W. T. Meyer, W.
E. Rooney, J.  Copenhaver, M. S. Johns, C. Cade, T. Cunningham, Herbert
Heath,  J. East and S. Johnson.  At the meeting Feb. 23rd, the question,
"Resolved, That the  Panama Canal Should Be Fortified," Avas hotly
contested. Af­firmative,  V. Tidball; J. G G. Davis; negative, T.
Cunningham,  C. E. Gibson.  It was decided that the canal should remain
unprotected.  C. Cade gave a talk on School Athletics, with several
amus­ing  stories. "Stub" P. Hogan made a speech introducing Judge 
Ben Lindsay.  Our guests of honor at this meeting were Profs. Deerwester 
and Philippi, and both made helpful and interesting talks. In  fact, this
new feature of having Faculty men come in pairs, is  proving a drawing card
for the club.  The business meeting which followed the regular program 
proved unusually businesslike. However, the Chairman succeed­ed  in
maintaining decorum without any assistance from the Ser-geat-  at-Arms. The
main questions at issue pertained to Consti­tutional  revision. The
proposed amendment relative to empow­ering  the President, at his
discretion, to invite ladies to the Club,  was eloquently attacked and
defended, but failed to carry. The  amendments to dispense with
parliamentary drill and to have  Club meetings weekly, rather than
fortnightly, were carried by  large majorities, after animated debates. 
Everything seems to indicate that the Club, as a whole is on  the eve of a
renaissance, and is destined to become one of the  leading factors in the
School, for thorough, practical training in  public speaking.  Our
membership has practically reached the maximum.  This article is not
complete without mention of the fact that  the Young Men's Debating Club
won first place over all organi­zations  for choice of seats, and
easily captured the prize which  was offered by the Y. AV. C. A. management
to the organization  having the largest percentage of its membership
present at the  recital given by Mrs. Deerwester, Saturday night, February
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THE MESSENGER  lt;*l  The prize, a beautiful potted cyclamen plant, was
presented by  Dr. Mathes. We were present, in the front row, one hundred 
strong. Did we bring our lady friends? Well, I guess! Did we  make a hit ?
I think so! What did the Seniors get ? Peaunuts!  Did Meyer succeed in
adjusting the piano lid? Yes, finally!  Eip-Saw! Rip-Saw! Rip-Saw! Bang! 
We belong to the debating gang.  Are we in it? Well, I'd smile,— 
We've been in it all the while.  Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!  • •
•  CHORAL CLUB NOTES  On Friday evening, February 24th, the Choral
Club sang at  the Y. W. C. A. Bible Institute. The selection rendered was "
0 ,  Lift Thine Eyes."  At the Sunday afternoon meeting of the Y. W. C. A.
the quar­tet  gave two numbers. Mrs. Thatcher sang a selection from ''
The  Holy City."  Mrs. Thatcher is planning to give a recital on some
evening  in the near future.  The Choral Club is practicing for a concert
to be given this  month. Girls, you have not been coming to practice
regularly.  We must all work, or we cannot make our Choral Club a success. 
The Club meets once a week, Wednesday evenings at 4 o'clock,  in Miss
Thatcher's Class Room.  • • •  PHILOMATHEANS  On the
evening of February 16th a very interesting calendar  program was given by
the Philos. Many interesting and instruc­tive  talks were given on
noted people whose birthdays occur in  February. It is interesting to note
how many of our great and  good men have a February birthday. The talks on
days in Feb­ruary,  whose significance in a religious way or otherwise
have  been handed down to us, were very much enjoyed by all.  After the
meeting refreshments were served by the officers  of the Society.  On March
2nd the following program was given:  PROGRAM  Music „ '.  Roll
Call—Current Events  Paper by Editor. Ruby Flowers  Locals Miss Meek
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22 THE MESSENGER  Calendar Miss Inez Gibson  Philos not in School Miss
Hattie Mellish  Jokes Mr. Boyd  Original Poem Mr. Hanks  Advertisements Mr.
Sheerwood  Original Story, showing experiences in gettings advertisements 
Miss Birney  Music Mr. Whipple  Critic's Report Miss Geneva Johnson  There
will be an extemporaneous discussion on the Great  Educational Influence of
Magazines. Our Philos, who show their  great ability in such discussions,
may well be looked upon as the  future editors of some of our more popular
magazines, in fact, wo  have with us now, an editor of one of the most
popular month­lies  in this part of the country—The Messenger. 
• • •  ALKASIAH NOTES.  The regular quarterly election of
officers was held by the Al-kasiahs  on February 9th. The following
officers were elected:  President—Pearl Stanton. 
Vice-President—Walborg Olson.  Secretary—Olga Olson. 
Consuls—Jennie Deichman, Mabel French.  Treasurer—Jessie Jeans.
 Art—Florence Plumb.  Social—Eva Jorgensohn, Lucinda Bailey. 
We have a good, strong corps of officers for our last quar­ter's 
work, and we are planning to make it the best of our entire  year's work. 
On the evening of February 23rd, an interesting program  was given which
consisted of a sketch of the lives and works of  the following:  Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young Victoria Thibet  Mrs. Parkhurst and her Daughters Emily Dubuque
 Vocal Solo Charlotte Busby  Mrs. Bartlett Caroline Crane Bernice Kelly 
Jane Adams Olga Olson  Sophia Wright Jennie Deichman  Piano Solo Florence
Eemley  H. L. S.  Enthusiasm is not entirely on the wane as will be shown
by  the fact that a new Literary Society has recently been organized  and
bids fair to do some very good work in the future.
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THE MESSENGER 23  They call themselves the H. L. S. Society (Hay's Literary
and  Social Society), so named because Miss Hays suggested it in the  first
place and has so kindly given her assistance whenever pos­sible.  Four
meetings have been held, two programs have been  given and the members with
Miss Hays as chaperon, spent a very-delightful'evening  at Mrs.
Deerwester's recital  The officers are as follows:  President—Miss
Mable McFadden.  Vice-President—Miss Clara Roe. 
Secretary-Treasurer—Bessie Day.  Sergeant-at-Arms—Linnine
Nelson.  EXCHANGES  Lewistonian (Lewiston, Idaho)—Although small,
your paper  contains much commendable material. Your editorial department 
is weak.  Kodak (Everett)—A mighty nifty cover design, but short on 
jokes.  Elemayhum (Tekoa, Wn.)—The Athletic Editor seems to  have
monopolized your space. Regarding the Editor's comment  on the significance
of the name of your periodical, we believe  that, in time, you may justify
the application. A good start.  Normal Record (Chico, Cal.)—One of
the best. A well-edited  paper, neatly printed, excellent cuts, strong
debating department.  Monroe Bugle (Monroe, Mich.)—Your story, "The
Old Man  on the River,'' is great. The literary department seems strongest,
 which is both right and proper. Your cover design is very com­mon. 
Good spirit.  Whims (Broadway H. S., Seattle)—As usual, your cover
de­sign  is both nifty and unique. That poem on Abraham Lincoln is 
excellent. Artistic combination of cuts and headings All in all,  a fine
example of school journalism.  Normal Pointer (Stevens Point,
Wis.)—You put out a very
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U THE MESSENGER  good sheet. Literary department commendable; "Ballads of
the  Faculty," superb; but headings very inartistic.  College Breezes (St.
Peter, Minn.)—A splendid line of ads.  Your business manager is a
hustler. Story entitled, "The Man  of Hope" is well constructed. In
general, you are short on ma­terial,  but strong in athletics. 
•  Visitor—"How many pigs have you, Pat?"  Pat—"Shure,
an' I had nine and one other that ran around  so much I couldn't count it
."—Ex.  •  Blinkman—"Don't touch me; you'll get shocked."
 Winkum—"Why?"  Blinkum—"My clothes are charged."—Ex. 
•  Leo (setting up in bed)—"Listen; I hear something!" 
Joe—"Aw, lay down. It's nothing but the bed ticking."—  Ex. 
•  First student—"What course are you going to finish in?" 
Second Student—"In the course of time."—Ex.  •  In a
Massachusetts graveyard there is a stone bearing the  inscription: "Here
lies Dentist Smith, filling his last cavity."—  Ex.  •  First
Cannibal—"Our chief has hay fever."  Second Cannibal—'' What
brought it on ?"  First Cannibal—"He ate a grass widow."—Ex.  V
V V  St. Valentine, so fleet of wings,  Sorrow to the mailman brings.  For
on that day he earns his pay,  Carrying memories of St. Valentine's Day.  *
• * *•* •••  Sidney Johnson( in Sociology
class)—"I think it only takes  two to form a social group."  •
• •  Odle's curls are very sweet,  All the girls think they are
sweet.  That is why each morn and night  He curls them with great delight. 
• • •  Miss Schaefer (in P. C. Meth. Class)—"That
doesn't matter.  You ean't make a man see anything, anyway." "Well—"
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THE MESSENGER 25  BASKET BALL  New spirit has been created among the Basket
Ball Girls.  Each team is making a final effort to work their pla.yers into
th-3  best condition for the preliminary games.  The Seniors have been
strengthened by two new players, Miss  Nord, one of the players from the
victorious Junior team of last  year, and Miss Carlton, who helped win the
Kline Cup for the  Juniors in 1909. With the two extra forces added to
their team  the Seniors are looking forward to the results.  There.hasn't
been any game opened to the School, only a few  try-out games. One was held
on the afternoon of February  13, between the Seniors and Second years. The
Seniors were suc­cessful,  winning by a score of 19 to 11.  The
line-up:  Seniors— —Second Years  A. Abercrombie center A.
Hadeeu  L. Carlton right forward E. Arnold  G. Johnson left forward Mr. 0
'Keefe  F. Remley right guard J. Nicol  A. Nord left guard  On the evening
of February 23, the second try-out game was  played. This time the Seniors
met defeat at the hands of the  Juniors. The score was 20 to 8.  The
line-up:  Seniors— —Juniors  A. A. Abercrombie center A. Hadeen
 E. Buchanan right forward E. Franklin  G. Johnson left forward L. Nickol 
F. Remley right guard Crossman, Clausen  A. Nord „ left guard R.
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26 THE MESSENGER  The first real game of the season is to be played between
 the Seniors and Juniors, on Saturday evening of March 4. Both  Classes are
planning to come out in all their colors and with all  their yells and
songs to root for their side. The different teams  have been picked and are
ready for the games. Don't miss these  final games Come out and join one of
the Classes in their cheer.  Y. M. C. A., 44; NORMAL, 40.  On January 30
the Normal boys played their third game with  the local Y. M. C. A., in the
Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. Our boys  played in a sleepy sort of way the first
half and let the down town  boys toss baskets at will. At the end of the
first half the score  stood 12-25, the big end of it belonging to the Y. M.
 Our fellows rallied in the second half and began to show  their real
class. Their floor work was excellent and the shooting  was good. They were
not able to overcome the big lead of the  other team, however. The Normal
lined up as follows: For­wards,  Carver and Lord; center, White;
guards, Fritz and Tucker.  •  P. S. XL, 25; B. S. N. S., 32.  On
Friday, February 3, our boys lined up against the Puget  Sound University
team in the big gymnasium of that school. The  Tacoma quintet had won every
game played thus far, and expect­ed  to take our scalps. The game was
fast, clean and well-played.  The fouls were few. Though the City of
Destiny bunch played  splendid ball, our fellows went them one better and
finished up  with more points. Jess "White, our crack center, starred for
the  Normal, and came out with twenty points to his credit.  The Normal
line-up: Forwards, Carver and Lord; center.  White; guards, Fritz and
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THE MESSENGER 27  TACOMA Y. M. C. A., 40; NORMAL, 26.  The following
evening, Feb. 4. the Normal played the Tacoma  Y. M. C. A. on the latter's
floor. The boys were playing out of  their class, and were all in from the
previous night. The Tacoma  fellows had no easy walk-over even at this. The
game was rough  and fouling frequent.  •  LYNDEN, 8, NORMAL SECOND
TEAM, 33.  While the Normal first team was making itself famous in
Ta­coma,  the second team was doing things at home. The feeble-five 
from Lynden High chanced to be the victims. Because the. score  was so
lop-sided was no credit to the locals. Their attempts at  passing were
laughable and their shooting was little better. The  boys from the Gem City
had apparent^ never seen a basket-ball  before and spent most of their lime
standing in the corners gaz­ing  at that unfamiliar object with awe
and admiration.  The Normal line-up: forwards. Heath and Johns; center. 
Odle; guards, Copenhaver and Becker.  •  P. S. U., 30; NORMAL, 37. 
On February 11, the P. S. U. team came to Bellingham to  play us a return
game. The up-Sound bunch had been practising  steadily and expected to win
back their lost honors. The game  was played before a large and
enthusiastic crowd in the Normal  gymnasium. Case, the Tacoma center, did
pretty floor  work and fancy basket-tossing for that aggregation,
mak­ing  five field baskets in the first half. AVhite played
notice­ably  good ball for the Normal.  The line-up: 
Bellingham— —Tacoma  Carver forward Graham  Lord forward Blair 
White center Case  Tucker guard Servib  Fritz guard Max 
Referee—Riley.  •  LYNDEN, 19; NORMAL SECOND TEAM, 17.  On
February 18, the B. S. N. S. played a return game with  Lynden. The Lynden
boys had evidently made the acquaintance  of basket-ball in the meantime,
as they showed up much better in
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28 THE MESSENGER  this game, and gave the over-confident Second Team a
much-needed  chastising. The Normal boys say that the place where  they did
win out was at the Home Dining Room, where they par­took  of two
"squares." They fairly made the Lyndenites gasp  at their ability to
consume good "eats."  The Normal line-up: Forwards, Heath and Vandermei;
cen­ter,  Odle; guards, Eogers and Copenhaver.  Miss W. 0.—"Who
was the first man to use the inductive  method?"  Mr. D.—"Why, his
name was Adam,"  •  Mr. Bever (in Sociology)—"Boats tend to go
up the rivers  instead of overland."  •  Mr. Eply (in
Geog.)—"If you get puzzled about the seasons  just pick up a globe
like this and carry it around the sun.''  •  Mr. Phil—"Miss F.,
how much more water could you put in  a cloth if it were saturated?"  Miss
F.—"As much as it would hold."  •  Mr. Bever—"What
products did the early colonists raise for  export?"  Miss Drake—''
Tobacco, negroes and pumpkins.''  •  Miss A—"Locke was a man
whom religion seemed to agree  with."  •  Mr. Hanks (translating in
Eng. VII)—"And she had an amb­ling  nag hanging around her
neck."  •  One of Prof. Patchin's Bright Scholars—"A cyclone
blew a
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THE MESSENGER 29  two-inch stick through a five-inch hose, and stuck out
six inches  on the other side.  Miss Hillis (in Eng. II.)—"The rumor
(roomer) spread as it  flew from house to house."  Miss Shafer (to girls in
Gym.)—"How do soldiers march? 1  want you to march like soldiers. You
march just like a woman  going around the street dragging a kid with each
hand."  •  Miss Tatcher (in Music I.)—"You people would be good
to  take up claims if you could stick to the claims as good as you do  to a
note when you get it."  •  Mr. Davis requests Mr. Hanks not to try to
implicate him  when he is caught in the act of carrying off the girls'
coats from  the Dorm."  • • •  WANT COLUMN. 
Wanted—A pound of sandless sugar to put in my shoes to  coax down my
trousers.—Claudie C.  Wanted—A four-pronged anchor or a hobble
skirt for the  protection of my friends when I take one of my " period
"-ical  flights.^-Geneva J.  Wanted—Some one to keep an official
records of the '' ands''  I use when speechifying.—Frankie W. 
Wanted—I will give a Lincoln penny to any one who Avill give  me
pointers on raising a rough house, as I have exhausted my  capabilities in
that direction.—Grace Bas m.  Wanted—Information where I can
secure the most bottles of  anti-fat for the least money.—Lillian B
y.  Wanted—Some one to volunteer to guard my gamp and ga­loshes 
while I attend Classes.—Walton Muck.  Wanted—A partner to teach
swimming lessons at Lake Pad-den  as my failing health prevents me from
continuing my duties  as instructor.—Helen F—b—n. 
Wanted—A perennial perfume eradicator, warranted to kill  bright
colors.—Prof. Eply.  Wanted.—A pair of non-detachable,
non-stretchable apron  strings to keep Claudie from conversing with
Dimple—Eva P—.  Wanted.—A piece of soft chamois to clean
my spectacles.—  Florence B s.  Wanted.—Money to buy a pitch
pipe so I can lead the choir  at 431 High.—Laura G—h—m.
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30 THE MESSENGER  Notice.—No trespassing in Assembly Hall while WE
are  studying.—L. N. and N. A.  Wanted.—An extra mail delivery
to Edens Hall so I can have  three letters a day from "Ed," instead of
two.—Myrtle E.  Wanted.—Permission to talk any old day without
interrup­tion  as long as I want.—Cyrus the Great. 
Notice.—I will, for suitable compensation, accept a position  as
understudy to "Fazzer" when "fatigued."—Helen F h.  Wanted.—A
committee to secure a second quartet of girls as a  agreeable as those I
escorted to the last dance.—Vernon T.  Wanted—A guide to lead
me to the Gym, as I have not been  able to locate it this
semester.—Henry Buckline.  Wanted.—An automatic "pome" and joke
constructor with  kaleidoscopic changes for The Messenger.—0. E. 
• • •  AUDITORIUM.  On the morning of February 10th, one
of Scotland's true  sons, Rev. Macartney of our city, took his audience on
a thousand-mile  tour by bicycle thru the glens, castles, mountains, to the
 lochs and braes of "bonny Scotland." With him we stood at  Gladstone's
grave; heard the martial tramp of the Highlanders  and the shrill bagpipes
blow; sat in the old churches; and at  length again on wheel, wended our
way along zig zag paths and  over rugged country roads. Refreshed from the
journey, landing  once more with happy hearts on America's soil.  The bells
of Tuesday morning, February 21, summoned all a  quarter of an hour early
to Assembly, where we were met by Miss  Kawai, a Japanese teacher and Y. W.
C. A. worker. Miss Kawai  came to America eleven years ago as a student of
Bryn Mawr Col­lege,  from which she graduated and returned to Japan to
take up  the work as teacher in Tokio and religious worker. The past year 
she has spent in traveling in Europe and America, attending
con­ferences  and visiting schools. She soon sails for home. Miss
Kawai  appeared dressed in her native attire and in her quaint but
graph­ic  manner pictured Tokio in its religious educational work. In 
Tokio, a city of 2,000,000 of people, there are 25,000 girls alone
at­tending  institutions of higher learning. To give you some idea of 
the number of schools, there are fifty Normals in Japan, one in  each
province; and in Tokio sixty-five schools for girls. During  the six years
of compulsory education, ninety-eight per cent of  the boys are in
attendance, and ninety-five per cent, of the girls.  And besides the
Japanese boys and girls and men and women,  many Chinese, Koreans, Siamese
and Hindus come here to go to
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THE MESSENGER 31  school. At present, however, the Universities are closed
for wom­en.  On Tuesday evening Miss Kawai spoke to a large number at 
the city Y. W. C. A. rooms, on the work being done in Japan along  that
The lecture by W. L. Hubbard, former musical editor of the  Chicago
Tribune, gave great pleasure to a large and appreciative  audience. Mr.
Hubbard speaks in a conversational tone and from  the start takes his
hearers into his confidence while he discusses  music matters in a way that
is perfectly comprehensive to any  member of his audience. He asked his
audience to be honest with  themselves for nothing is gained by pretending
to enjoy music that  suggests nothing to the listener. The charm of music
lies in its  power of suggestion. A song is primarily a poem and so loses 
much if the words are not understood. For this reason an Ameri­can 
audience should demand that both grand opera and other  vocal music be
rendered in the English language. He told some  amusing instances where
singers had taken advantage of the fact  that their audiences did not
understand the language that they  were using, to inject some entirely
irrelevant matter.  At the close of his lecture, Mr. Hubbard introduced Mr.
Ber­gen,  a singer, and Mr. Campbell, a pianist, who illustrated some 
of the points he had made. These two artists greatly delighted  their
audience. Mr. Bergen has a fine baritone voice, and a gra­cious 
personality. He sang a variety of selections, both lyric and  dramatic,
which Avere the more enjoyed because of the word of  explanation given by
Mr. Hubbard. His rendering of the pro­logue  from "II Pagliacci" was
especially fine, while his interpre­tation  of "Annie Laurie"
completely captivated his audience.  Mr. Hubbard and his associates may be
sure of a hearty welcome  if they should come to Bellingham again.  LUCY S.
NORTON.  • • •  On Monday evening, February 5, "Captain
Eli" gave a lect­ure  under the auspices of the Students' Association
to a well-filled  house. He told in a very entertaining way some of his
experi­ences  on a whaling vessel, where he spent the greater part of
his  life. He had with him several implements that were used in  whaling.
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32 THE MESSENGER  Virginia Mathes, Violinist, Normal Auditorium, Monday 
morning, February 13, 1911, 10 A. M.  Theme with var Papini  Eeverie Gilis 
Little Rogue Eberhardt  Bercense Bloch  Fairy Tale : Wier  Miss Virginia,
in her year's work under Prof. Stark, shows  decided talent. Much credit is
due both pupil and teacher. Her  rendition of "Reverie" and "Fairy Tale"
was especially fine.  • • •  A rare treat was given the
Students in the Auditorium on  Friday morning. There was music by Mrs.
Stewart of Seattle,  after which Miss Springer spoke in the '' Passion
Play.'' It was,  as she told us, her good fortune to visit the little city
in Switzer­land  where once in ten years this tragedy is played. Miss
Spring­er  paints beautiful word pictures and she lead us in
imagination  through the play from the Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem to
the  last scene on the Mount of Transfiguration and the Ascension.  We, as
a body, are thankful to have these words from one who  has seen the play
and appreciate her kindness in giving us all the  glimpse of that which
most of us may never be able to see our­selves.  • • gt;
•  An unusually enthusiastic audience greeted Mrs. Deerwester  in
song recital, Saturday evening, in the Auditorium. Mrs. Deer-wester, 
assisted by Miss Clark, on the piano, gave one of the most  delightful
musicals heard at the Normal this season. While every  number Mrs.
Deerwester rendered was thoroughly enjoyed, per­haps  the most
pleasing were, "The Erl King," and the last four,  "Daisies," "His
Lullaby," "Irish Love Song," and "Charity."  Miss Clark showed marked
ability and especially delighted  the audience with her selection from ''
The Peer Gynt Suite.''  Considering Mrs. Deerwester's popularity among the
Students  it had been decided to have the "Saturday Evening College 
Night"; different Classes and Organizations each coming in a  body. The
most coming in any one body was to receive a prize and  the choice of
seats.  The Boys' Debating Club won each prize. Some of them  won two
"prizes," for more than one hundred per cent, of their  number were
present. The boys entered the room wearing their  colors, singing, giving
their yells and each one bringing with him  the lady of his choice.  But if
the debaters thought they had all of the boys of the  School they were
mistaken. Hardly had that august Society been
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THE MESSENGER 33  seated when singing was heard and lo! the handsomest
bunch of  boys and girls from the Senior Class, led by their courageous 
President and Treasurer, carrying the banner of the Debating  Club, marched
around the room and to their seats. They carried  pennants and mascots made
of their Class Colors. Even though  the Debaters, with their many charms,
their handsome faces,  their winning ways and irreproachable gallantry had
tempted  many of our lovely Senior maidens from their right and proper 
places—the Seniors came fifty strong, greeted by enthusiastic  cheers
from the audience.  I had thought that the men had become clean-shaven
again—  that only one, and he of the Faculty,—was bold enough
to wear  a moustache; but these Senior boys were long as to hirsute
ap-pendanges.  True, some outsiders may have slipped in. The  Count Less,
high hat, goatee and all, was there with Miss Gwen­dolyn  Kellet, and
she, in spite of our noble Debaters, was the envy  of many girls in the
room. Then, too, I spied Mr. Patchin with  a most demure little maiden. As
we all know, he is a brave man,  and when the prize was offered he rushed
upon the platform in  spite of Mr. Hanks' glassy glares. Mr. Abercrombie, a
loyal mem­ber  of the Class, was a close second, and many others,
among them  Mr. L. Bailey, Mr. G. Johnson, and the handsome Mr. French,
wera  ready to go to their assistance, did the prize prove too heavy for 
them to carry. But when they saw Mr. Hanks' dejected, crest­fallen 
looks, they withdrew as gentlemen should, and allowed the  Debaters to
carry away the honors.  The Juniors? Why, yes; they were there. Where? Why,
•  somewhere. I'm no judge of location if I hear only a slight 
sound.  • • •  "You ignoramus, why do you say, ' I seen
him?' "  "What should I say?"  "Why, say, ' I have saw him,' and have some
style about  you."—Ex.  •  Norine C. and Mr. Degross are
mutually agreed that good  things are usually found in small packages. 
•  "Why do you take so much interest in French literature?" 
"Because," replied Mrs. Cumrox, "there are so many French  authors you can
claim to have read without being expected to dis­cuss  them in polite
society."—Washington Star.  •  Little George—"0 mother, I
made a fine swap with one of  the fellows who goes to school. I've traded
my mouth-organ for  a spelling paper marked a hundred!"
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ADVERTISEMENTS  '. The Sale of all Sales .  .;• .;•
•;•  NOW ON AT THE  Blixe; Front Clotlning Co.  » gt; *
gt;  Men's Fine Tailored Suits at about Half Price. See Us  Stationery and
School Supplies  J. M. COE  1108 Harris Avenue ||| South Bellingham  Bring
that Auto around and let the UNION  AUTO CO. look it over. They can give
you  an estimate of the cost of repairing it. : :  UNION HUTO CO.  Phone
M145 - - - 1105-1107 Elk St  : : The Only Mail Order Engraving : :  House
in the State  C » T *W* O °F ALL K,NDS FOR  U 1 O PRINTING  North
Coast Engraving Co.  Bellingham, Washington :: Arthur Bernhard, Manager
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Buy the best Oranges from your grocer, the  Famous Gold
Buckle Stmkist Oranges  Premiums given for the Wrappers  BELLINGHAM FRUIT
AND PRODUCE CO. Inc.  Successors to  BELLINGHAM COMMISSION CO.  1221, 1223
Railroad Avenue - - Bellingham, Washington  Tl)e Qig Grocery With) iYje 
gig Sloel^  Will reduce yoCxv cost of li\ gt;ir gt;g  Wilson - Nobles -
Barr Company  CQHY B B A Y O B M B N ?  Brotherhood of American Yoemen
DES,ffwANES  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  5o 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.  NORTHWEST GRANITE  SL MARBLE WORKS  All Kinds of
Cemetery Work  W. P. BERGIN, Prop. Bellingham, Wash.
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All the Best Goods—Crane's Highland •  \\ Linen, Whiting's
Papetoire and others J  St B B L L I N G H A M P H A R M A C Y it  o Main
167 122 E. Holly A 167 \\  • • • • • •
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Housekeeping Outfits  on Installments at  Th)e Jer)l5ir)s-|3oys Go. 
• • •  Furniture, Rugs, Ranges, Heaters,  Shelf Hardware,
Dishes   Utensils  • • •  Elk and Chestnut ." .' 10th and
Harris  Buy Your School Room Pictures from  SETH A ATWOOD  If You Don't, "
We Both Lose Money "  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 
WILJLIAMS   KLUGE  1202 Elk Street, Bellingham, Washington
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Home=Grown Violets, Carnations,  Callas and Daffodils  Registered Agents
for the Sealshipt Oysters  IRELAND  lt;  RANCOAST  1321 Commercial St. 
Dealers in Fancy and Staple Groceries, Fresh Vegetables and  Fruit, etc. 
Ferndell Brand of Goods Our Specialty  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  WK, O. BROWN, Vice-Preat. H. P. JUKES, Aaat.Caahier  The
SURPLUS 9260,000.00  This Bank is pleased to accommodate with its excellent
service  the students of the Normal School  UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
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ADVERTISEMENTS  niBilDHSB^v For.« p , a i n ' Practical  / Training in
the essentials  ^ k o f business success, the Bel-  P^'lingham Business
College has  "^- nn nppr either east or west.  B U S I N K S p 
CZUUl^¥lUh  no peer 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
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 191° and 1911  JUDGE BEN LINDSEY,
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ADVERTISEMENTS  \t otr\ ml\ * SHAW'S is the Pl a c e for P0ST CARDS. 
*VfCl*HCUl Vf r ^ u io c a i views and the largest and  finest line of Post
Cards in Bellingham.  lc. each instead of 2 for 5c.  Shaw's Bargain Store
Co.  1319 Commercial Street - - On the way to the Postoffice  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. andHoiiysts.  SWEET GROCERY CO.  Reliable Dealers in  Groceries,
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables  "Sealshipt" Oysters Fresh Every Day  1021 Elk
Street .' .' .* Both Phones 217  I t matters not particularly what other 
eats you have at your "feed," if you  have the Royal Dairy Ice Cream. We 
have all Creamery Suppiles : :  • • •  ROYAL DAIRY CO. 
M46 - - - - - A 746
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HEAVY flA$DWA!?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 "TAKE: N O T I CE 
MONTGOMERY'S  I s tlcje p l a e e to btiy yoCir Fdel  OP get yoGr Tr
lt;ir;k;s batiled • •  PHONES 125 1417 R. R. Ave
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West Holly Street  Glasses Repaired : : Factory on  Immediately : :
Premises  Columbia Bakery TRY OUR PIES AND CAKES  The Best Pastry in Town 
Cream Puffs a specialty on Saturday 25c. per doz.  "Cleanliness and
Quality," Our Motto  1309 Elk St. Phone Main 984 O. W. RIDDER  While
attending -^ N * C X. We teach Pitman.  the Normal ar- f *^f \ # , / v ~ ^
- ^ \ —^•"v Graham and Gregg  range with us to f y\ I / '
— / / \ \ Shorthand, Office  take a course in \ ^ ^ 1^^' lb£/s
^* f **-) s*/^\ *f 1 P r a c t i c e , Book-  Shorthand, Type- —(
jy7/\£/Jr -/J/rr'jrsl/M Ik e ePi n 8 a n d F*ne  writing, Bookkeep- \
-~^  /^jc'C^C^ii/ S £{_S J Penmanship  ing or Penmanship  Send for
Catalogue N^_ ^ S Phone M 786 A684  The Leading Business School of the
Northwest  Wesferr) Qaie^ 5 b o e  Phone Main 515 l y € p ^ l P W O F
J ^ S 205 Chestnut Street  Between Elk and Railroad Avenue  E. H. Stokes
Lad}' 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
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ADVERTISEMENTS  w  h  = «  Larson's Livery  and Transfer  ESTABLISHED
1328.30 ELK STREET  Phones: flain 70; Home, A 670 J
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Real Estate  Insurance  Mortgages for Sale  Bellingham . . . . . . .
Washington  H. I,. MUNRO K. N. HASKBM.  MUNRO   HASKELL  Hardware, Tinning,
 Plumbing, Heating  1163 ELK ST.  Telephone Main 12 A 312 - BELLINGHAM,
WASHINGTON  3 F» E C I A U  T^e Little Student Photos  SOc. F gt;EF*
DOZ.  Just the thing for exchanging with  your Normal friends  PORTRAITS
OUR SPECIALTY  SAND/SON STUDIO  126y2 W. Holly St. . . . Phones: A 071-M
989  Griggs Stationery and Printing Co.  The Best in Printing, Engraving 
and Fine Stationery .' .' .' .'  A TRIAL WILL CONVINCE YOU  1205 Elk
Street, corner Chestnut .• .• Daylight Building
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10 11  SUMMER SESSION  STATE NORMAL SCHOOL  Beilingham, Washington  Jane
12—Six Weeks—July 2\  Work will be offered in  (a) Reviews in
Common Branches  (b) Advanced Academic Subjects  (c) Professional Subjects 
(d) Practice Teaching  (e) Industrial Lines, such as  Drawing, Manual
Training,  Cooking, Sewing, etc.  EXPENSES  Library Fee for Summer Session
$6,  (one-half refunded). Board and  Room in Edens Hall $4 per week.  Meals
alone, $2.75 per week.  Rooms furnished for light house­keeping  may
be rented near the  school for $1.25 to $1.50 per week  OPPORTUNITIES  (1)
To Review for Examination  ' (2) To Renew Second Grade Cer­tificates 
(3) To Work for Credits toward  Graduation  (4) To take Special work in
Elect­ive  Subjects  Literature Free  E. T. MATHES,  Principal
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For Style, Quality and Satisfaction  GO TO  KAUFMAN BROS.  You will always
find here the latest  and newest Suits, Coats, Hats, and  Ready-to-Wear
Apparel. We prefer to  be modest, but are absolutely safe in  stating that
many city stores, much  larger than our9 can not offer the  choice of
merchandise at the prices  we do : : : : : : :  People Like Our Way  of
Doing Business  because the best is none too good for  our customers.
Sincerity in advertis­ing,  loyalty to all patrons, true to all 
statements, place this store abreast  and in the front row with the best 
mercantile establishments on the  Pacific Coast, and we are proud of it 
New Spring Coats—New Spring Suits—New Spring Hats  9.50 to
30.00 12.50 to 37.50 5.00 and up  You are always welcome here,
wheth­er  you purchase or not. Make this  store your headquarters when
down  town. Every accommodation in the  store at your command. : : :.