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Messenger - 1911 April - Cover
April, 1911  • • / • /  Messenger
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ADVERTISEMENTS  THE HABITS YOU FORM  before you art twenty-live are goin_
gt;( to l gt;e * perma­nent  part of your whole life. . . . .  The man
or woman who forms the saving habit be­fore  twenty is going to have a
comparatively easy life:  Because:—the saving habit teaches
adjustment to ex­isting  conditions and that always results in economy
 and contentment. . . . . . . .  The Savings Bank Habit costs
nothing—on the other  hand it means a profit of all you save with 4
per cent  added for good measure. . . . . .  Y O U S T A R T W I T H Sl.OO 
First National Bank  Capital and Surplus - - $300,000.00  SI • EIM 
Bellingham's  Prescription Expert  Headquarters for Kodaks  We Develop and
Print  Fischer's Excellent Violin Strings  M FREE D E L I V E R Y |  1
Engberg's Pharmacy |  I Alaska Bldg., Cor. Elk   Holly. Phones M224-A 224 |
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• • • •  flontague   McHugh  Bellingham's Largest 
Dry Goods House  We carry the only complete line of  Ladies', Misses' and
Children's  I Ready-to-Wear Apparel  in the Northwest  Prices 33J to 50 per
cent lower than all other stores  MONTAGUE   McHUGH ^ft S^S  l
 MALLOROY CRAVENETTE HATS  for Men  Guaranteed Waterproof  Agents  HART,
Block : Bellingham
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ADVERTISEMENTS  THE LEADER  The style display for misses and young women is
 quite as complete, in its delightful diversity, as the  exhibition for
women, and includes everything  from the simple wash dress to the pretty
party  dress, tailored suit or coat, with a really wonderful  price range
in each group .  Special showing of SMART HATS for  Misses and Young Women
in styles  appropriate to youthful faces  SI^SMIIEIJGMSISI^
E[@jaj3jeM2igi@ia2iaoa0i3isjai5i3n  Byron Bros*9 Cash Grocery  Special
Prices Every Day  All the time for Cash : :  Call and be Convinced  1311
Elk Street Phones Main 82 A. 682  UfSEEeaEJfBI^iMTOiMieiSI^
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ADVERTISEMENTS  One of the "Niftiest" lines of Hats  in the city may be
found at  ]Vlfs. Stone's plliperg Store  They possess that artistic
ef­fect  which may not be found  elsewhere for such reason­able 
prices. . • . " . • .  302^ West Holly Street . . . Bellingham,
Washington  Phones Main 64—A 664 1313 Elk Streefc  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. Johnson Bellingham, Wash  x x  If *  £
— All Normal Girls are especially invited to call and see *  ft the
splendid line of dainty ready-to-wear goods now X  X being shown |j  * . .
X  £ No such an extensive line nor such great values g  xx have ever
been shown here **  X X  g in fact at this time we have three times the
amount of 15  *S Suits, Dresses, Waists, etc. that we have ever shown. X  X
Prices are such that you will feel like buying even though x  j j your
needs may be not so urgent 2  s *  g Come look them over. You are welcome
whether £  v you wish to buy or not x  S *  x x  * X  X X  * YOU GAN
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Office Hours: 8:30 to 9:30 a. m. Office Phones: Mam
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.
aaia TT Street  Home A 471 B osa  CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties:
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat  Rooms 316 and 317 Exchange Bldg.
6LASSES ACCURATELY FITTII  Main 1634 Automatic: A 941  204-5 Alaska Bldg.,
Cor. Elk and Holly  DR. CARL M. ERB  Specialist Eye, Bar, Nose and Throat.
Glasses Fitted  Office Hours: 9:00 to 12 m.; 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. Evenings
and Sundays by  Appointments.  BELLINGHAM, - - - - - - • WASHINGTON 
Residence M 258 A 735 Office M 1260 A 734  Office: Rooms 305, 306, 307
Exchange Block .- — Bellingham, Washington  R E X A L . L . S T OI 
Bright Days ate Kodak Days. Now is the time to get ready to  make pictures.
We can supply your every want «THE OWL PHARMACY
*»'»*•*»™«ffi  C U T P R I C E D R U G S J|
 j.HoNEs{Main 556 FREE DELIVERY Cor. Dock and Hollj
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SPECIALISTS  Special Rates to Students Lady Attendants  Sunset Blk., Cor.
Elk a n d Holly, Bellingham, Wash. MAfN 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 _ „ .  Rooms
334-35-36-37 Phone Mam 975  First National Bank Block Home A 862  i^e^seY
FLORAL ©O.  I t is time t o p l a n t the flower garden. We have a  a
completestock of bedding, p l a n t s and flower seeds  Wholesale and
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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ADVERTISEMENTS  For the newest and most up-to-date ideas in  PHOTOS  so
HALL'S STUDIO  Daylight Building, Corner Elk and Chestnut Streets  SPECIAL
RATES TO ALL NORMAL CLASSES  When in need of those dainties for that 
picnic trip or "feed"  See iA£. K. H H LL  Who makes a specialty of
supplies  for such affairs  Commercial Street Bellingham, Wash  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  GRIMSTED
SHOE CO. Clover  Block
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business in our NEW LOCATION  214 EAST HOLLY, Alaska Bldg.  Formerly
located at 1249 Elk St.  Designs Furnished and Class Pins Made to Order 
Phones: M 379—A 965 . . . . Bellingham, Wash  For your EASTER PARTIES
and DINNERS,  be sure to order your ICE CREAM from the  THE STAR CREAMERY 
Our Ice Cream has that quality which  cannot be found elsewhere  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 . .  BATTERSBY BROS. 
—ALWAYS RELIABLE—  J ) a i r ) t y F o o i W e a r for a l l
Mrjeiior^s  p i ( J r ) - g r a d e J i o s i e ry  3 i r r ) o r ; d s ,
Qlo'Oes . . . .  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?  GEO. W.
Maple 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: ™ * ? 6  1728-1738 Ellis Street B 126  f
FINEST DRUG STORE  The Best Stock in the City  CHAS.  W.  PEASLEE  Jf
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Order your Groceries from  P. C. Williams' Grocery  The
only auto delivery in the city  Be progressive and patronize the house
which  strives to be up to date  Elk 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 
Better than the Teacher  for "keeping yoa In hot water"  This little
one-quart Electric Tea  Kettle is the "niftiest" thing you  ever heard of.
Drop in at our  salesroom and see one next time  you're down town. : : : 
Whatcom County Ry.    Light Co.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  WSaS^SSIM ^M^^SM^ M^^^M^^M^^^^^^W^M^^^^^^M^M^  Call at the
Cave for  anything in the line of  Easter Candies  They will be sure to 
aatv. please  yjgjjgfiDJSJSiafi^Ii^^  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  See the 3 £ ^  lt;o TJ L L for
Lai)ch gt;es .  •  gt; • gt; •!«  We serve the
daintiest as well as  the most delicious lunches at  reasonable prices : :
LUNCH ROOM Holly St  Yo6r Gaster Sfyoes ••  Must be the latest
style—the kind that dress your feet  neatly and give them a dainty
appearance. Our spring  styles in patents, suedes, velvets, tans and gun
metals  in the nobby, jaunty lasts and at prices a little less  than you
pay elsewhere, are just what your feet need  E © . F" . R A Y M O ND 
110 East Holly Street
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Ladies Sample Shoe Parlors  $ 2 . 5 0 Shoe House  Save $1
to $ 2  on Spring Shoes  ALL SIZES $2.50 ALL STYLES $2.50  Upstairs - - -
Red Front Bldg  If it is Printing, Bookbinding or Stationery  GET IT AT 
Union Printing, Binding !**«* establish.   lt;- ' ; ° ruent of
the kind   Stationery Co. . . . ^j^^  I2ii Elk Street : : : Bellingham 
RIVES   CLARK  ELECTRICAL  The home of the Westinghouse Wire Type  Tungston
Lamp  Notary Public Established 1889  ALLEN CAMPBELL  Insurance, Real
Estate, Loans  Dealer in City and Farm Property  Phone Main 366—A 251
13" Dock Street, Bellingham  R. N. RALMERTON  1308—12th Street 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  WAHLS-WAHLS-WAHLS  The Low Price Store The Low Price Store
The Low Price Store  Everything now is  Spring  Spring Flowers  Spring
Styles  and Our Spring  Opening  This, young women, is the  store for you.
This is where  you should trade.  There are more reasons  jthan one, why
you will find it  to your advantage to do your  shopping here.  To begin
with, there is no  other place where you will be  at all satisfied with
what you  are shown.  Our styles have that indefinable something  about
them which appeals to positive tastes. This  alone—the fact that you
can get real satisfaction  here would be enough to decide the matter upon, 
so when you add to this the fact that our prices  are about twenty-five per
cent lower than any  others, you have everything in favor of this store 
SKff-1 J. B. WAHL Alaska  Bldg.
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WASHINGTON  S. B.Irish  Co., Printingaj||§|||^Ji3ii 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 
Junior - - FLORENCE ORNE  Freshman - MOSIE ODLE  Exchange  Athletics -  Art
Organizations—  Alkisiah - JESSIE JEANS  Philomathean - ANNA CONMEY 
Boys Debating Club - J. G. DAVIS  Students' Ass'n, MINNIE BURROUGHS  Y. W.
C. A. - - - HELEN FINCH  Choral Club - FLORENCE CHARROIN  Calendar - - -
Entered December 21, 1902, at Bellingham, Washington, as second-class
matter, under  act of Congress of March 3, 1879.  Vol. X. April, 1911 No. 7
 ^§^t  This last month has been an especially pleasant and
profit­able  time for the Normal Students. Everyone started out
enthu­siastically  on Second Semester work, and have continueed their 
interest through the first quarter. Perhaps a part of the explan­ation
 lies in the fact that we have had so much to enjoy the last  few weeks.
Mrs. Engberg inspired us with her music, the Art  Exhibit with its fine
pictures, the Boys' Debating Club enter­tained  the Clubs of the
School, thus giving us a chance to see how  well they are managing their
Club work. The Girls' Choral Club  presented a cantata worthy of any School
and invited us to at­tend.  And we have been shown some good 
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2 THE MESSENGER  We are promised Ben Lindsay, Champ Clark and other good 
things the following two months. Since this is so, surely we  can finish
the Semester as well as it was started.  •  Preparations are being
made for the Senior Annual. Noth­ing  definite has been stated
concerning the appointment of the  Staff except that the Editor and
Assistant Editor and the Senior  Staff members of the Messenger will be
retained. Every Society,  Class, Club, and other organizations of this
School should vie with  each other in making their part of the Senior
Annual the best.  •  How we all admire enthusiast's—the only
people that can  really accomplish things. The other day I ran across this
passage  in the Y. W. C. A. calendar. Read it: "Blessed are the men  and
women of fine enthusiasm! A materialistic age cannot wither  them nor the
world's custom of slamming doors in their faces rob  them of their infinite
courage. They are as a fresh breeze on a  Summer day, and while sometimes
they blow a little too hard,  they keep us thereby from stagnation and
pessimism and inertia  the while we are holding on our hats and wondering
how long  it will last."  •  The Seniors have commenced work on the
Pageant. This  promises to be a very spectacular event worthy of the
School's in­terest  and patronage. As nothing like this has ever been
given in  the city, a large number of spectators are expected. The Class of
 1911 are to be congratulated because they have adopted a new  means of
entertainment and raising money.  • • •  COMPLACENCY.  I
am not hard at all to please,  My wants are simple as can be.  I ask of
others only that  They shall not interfere with me.  I limit on one's words
or acts,  I care not what folks do or say,  Or even how selfish they may
be,  If I can only have my way.  I hate the grasping egotists,  "Who
disregard all other's claims  To anything and only strive  To gratify their
selfish aims.  I ask for nothing but my rights,  From hour to hour, from
day to day,  And I am always quite content  If I can only have my way.
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THE MESSENGER 8  To the uninitiated a "baptizin' on Big Sandy means nothing
 and the following record of one of these gatherings may seem but  a flight
of the imagination.  The Big Sandy is formed at Louisa, Ky., by the union
of its  two branches, called Tug Fork and Levisa Fork. The Levisa  Fork
forms a large part of the eastern boundary of Kentucky.  It is near the
headwaters of this fork, in the most mountainous  part of the State, that
the incident I shall relate, occurred.  , the county seat of , county is
situated on  the river, and just across from the town is a small cabin,
formerly  used as a "meetin' house" by the negroes for miles around.  Night
after night a revival had been held until it was almost im­possible 
to get the blacks to perform their daily duties. Colored  people, as is
well known, are past masters in the art of shouting,  while under the
influence of religion. The townspeople could  not sleep for the din and
gathered nightly on the river bank to  listen and wonder. Benches were
overturned, windows knocked  out, chairs smashed, clothes torn off and
lamps upset.  It is as much as a white man's life is worth to venture in
one  of these meetings. The blacks think the whites have come out of 
curiosity, as indeed they have, and while under the influence of  "the
Spirit," the negroes often inflict severe bodily injury on  their visitors.
 After a month of shouting, singing and yelling, all the avail­able 
material had '' got religion," as it is termed, and it was neces­sary 
to have the dusky converts baptized. While nominally  Methodist, no negro
in this section of country is considered bap­tized  until immersed in
running water, the current of which is  popularly supposed to carry away
their sins on its tide. A Sunday  afternoon was selected, the word passed
around and an old white  mountaineer preacher asked to preside. The
unfortunate man  thought he was to preach and wore his best suit—in
fact, his only  one, save the "butternut" outfit of his daily life. Imagine
his  dismay when told that he was to baptize 9. dozen converts. It
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4 THE MESSENGER  would have been a fatal mistake to have refused, so poor
old "Un­cle  Jesse," as he was called, stood by his colors.  The spot
was four and a half miles from town and had been  chosen to prevent the
attendance of curiosity seekers. The plan  failed; for more than four
hundred people thronged the banks of  the stream. Every available vehicle
in the little mountain town  had been hired and for hours the road lay
buried in a cloud of  dust. People came on horseback, on muleback and on
foot.  A prettier location could not have been found. Huge, white-'  armed
sycamores lined the deep pool of the beautiful stream and  cast fanciful
shadows on its clear waters. The rays of sunlight  drifted through the
thick foliage, as the branches were swayed to  and fro by the light wind,
and danced like fiery stars on the bosom  of the river. The green banks
rose steep on either side, forming  good vantage ground for the
sight-seers. It was this primitive  Garden of Eden that the ignorant
negroes, with their instinctive  sense of the beautiful and a sort of
innate poetry of nature, had  chosen for their dedication to God's "Work. 
The little knot of worshipers gathered near the river under  a giant
sycamore, the branching roots of which had been washed  into view by the
freshet of the Spring before, and opened their  meeting.  After a short
song service and Bible reading the patriarchal  preacher waded into the
stream and stood waiting. The negroes,  knowing that the whites were
expecting a great lark, kept very  quiet. One after another was immersed
with only an occasional  pig-like grunt until there was but one left, the
cook of the town  hotel.  '' She never fails to shout,'' whispered one of
the spectators.  As she waded out to the preacher a change came over her. 
Her features became tense and her muscles rigid. Just as she was  about to
be borne under the water her hands and feet flew up like  piston rods; and
with a shout of "Glory," both she and the  preacher disappeared from view.
The old man pluckily regained  his feet, but with an ear-splitting
"Hallelujah!" his charge again  engulfed him in the stream.  The two
struggling forms bobbed up and down with an inde­scribable 
swish-swash of the water, while waves splashed high in  the air. The
convert was uncontrollable, as was most of the audi­ence,  many of
whom were wildly shouting, while others were  rolling on the ground in an
ecstacy of enjoyment. The small boys  on the bank danced and yelled like
Commanche Indians and even  threw stones at the two struggling in the
water. Others leaned  against the snake-fence, helpless with laughter. The
blacks all  this time had tried to sing their songs, but the .uproar was so
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THE MESSENGER b  great that the hymn ended with cne long, quavering note. 
The old man was trying to bring his fractious charge out of  the stream;
but his already feeble strength was rapidly failing.  It was soon seen that
both would drown unless help came, so one  colored beau braved the water in
his finery, bringing both to  shore. The woman was laid under a tree, where
she remained  for an hour in a semi-cataleptic state, while the exhausted
minis­ter,  after a short rest, dripping, wended his weary way home to
 his mountain cabin, leaving a trail of water behind him to mark  his path.
 A more disgusted lot of negroes would have been hard to find.  One
outraged brother said: " I jes' knowed old Suse 'd brake up  de meetin'.
Dat's wy we lef huh tel' de las'. I don' cyah how  many time she gits
'ligion hyaftah, she shaint neber be baptized  no mo'." R. A. G.  •
• •  "Twenty Years in Hull House," by Jane Adams, was an
in­spiration  because it tells of accomplishment without the thought
of  self gain. So few of us achieve but bread, butter and a piece of 
headwear that it is interesting to learn how Jane Adams has be­come 
economist, writer, city scavenger, "the foremost citizen,"  arbitrator in
Peace Congresses and alley fights, philosopher and  philanthropist, in less
than a quarter of a century.  Many who have given this time to writing
alone do not occupy  the place in literature that is held by the author of
"Newer Ideals  of Peace," "The Spirit of Youth in the City Streets," and
"Dem­ocracy  and Social Ethics." No professor of economy has
ad­vanced  better or saner ideas for the betterment of social
condi­tions.  On missions of peace Jane Adams has been a fitting
rep­resentative.  The Hull House has been the forerunner of nearly 
three hundred similar extension movements and the interest iu  the history
of the work is shown by the sale of the book which  is now one of the best
sellers among non-fiction literature.  After leaving college she says, " I
t took eight years to formu­late  my convictions, much less to reduce
them to a plan for ac­tion."  During this time Miss Adams sought life
as human beings  do, but she was able to look for it in the capitals of the
world, in  universities, galleries, on mountain tops and valleys, only to
re­turn  to Chicago to take up residence in the center of a densely 
congested district, midway between the shopyards and the pack­ing 
establishments.  Here, surrounded by poverty and filth, among foreigners of
 the lowest European nations, whose American standards have  been set by
ward bosses, she chose her work,—doing for the poor.  What could a
group of men and women do in such an environ.-
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6 THE MESSENGER  ment? This number of The Messenger could not contain a
cata­logue  of the work now carried on, but at first the most pressing
 needs of the neighborhood were attended to. Babies were cared  for while
the mothers were employed in factories, kinder-gardens  were opened,
sub-postoffices and postals were established,  the young people were
encouraged to form social groups, profit­able  amusements were
furnished, debating clubs were formed,  employment offices were opened,
different nationalities were en­couraged  to preserve their customs,
and music, university exten­sion  work was organized, the sick cared
for, the dead buried.  She did whatever her hand found to do. Despairing of
se­curing  the collection of the garbage in the nineteenth ward she 
was appointed garbage inspector. The loss of this "plum" made  a great stir
among the politicians. But faithfully "she arose at  six in the morning and
followed the wagons as they unceasingly  dropped their contents in the
incinerator;" but success came in  the form of a reduced death rate in the
ward; though the neigh­bors  continued to say, " I t is no job for a
lady."  Since her location in the nineteenth ward has her influence  been
felt in local and State legislation. When the bill restricting  child labor
was agitated, her neighbors bitterly opposed it, for  children of three
were often wage earners, and the mothers of  these small earners deluged
her with cards accusing her of wrong  and injustice. Her loyal neighbors
now became her bitter ene­mies.  She patiently began a course of
education which bore and  will still bear fruit.  Success came; but not
without the cost. Mistakes were made,  traps were laid for her into which
she walked as innocently as a  child. She has been accused of being an
anarchist and belonging  to the "moneyed interests," of being too orthodox
and unortho­dox;  has been accused of living with the poor and
"lunching"  with the rich; of cleaning streets when a woman's work should 
be limited to cleaning houses; the press have used her to make  copy
putting their own motives to her actions.  Probably no woman and few men
have had more varied  lines of work than this frail woman, who has been
called "the fore­most  citizen of America.'' Her beautiful face is
that of a modern  Fate which seems to say:  Serene I fold my hands and wait
 Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea,  I rave no more 'gainst time or fate
 For, lo! my own shall come to me.  What matter if I stand alone?  I wait
with joy the coming years;  My heart shall reap where it has sown— 
And gather up its fruit of tears." C. M,
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sun shone down upon the Wyoming  sand hills. No cloud appeared upon the
pale blue of the sky; but  only the sun shone down, turning to gold the
white sand of the  hills and the muddy waters of the Head Platte. This was
befor-.;  the babel of civilization had desecrated the silent prairies and 
frightened the antelope and bison from their haunts among the  hills. But
plans were being made for that great mass of civiliza­tion,  which was
soon to surge westward. Preparations were go­ing  on to receive the
first great steam monster, which was t; gt;  cleave the silent plains with
its shrill whistle, frightening the coy­ote  from its den and causing
much indignation in the prairie-dog  towns. This first great steam monster
was to join the hands of  the Atlantic and Pacific, for here was being made
the grade,  and here laid the ties of the Union Pacific Railway.  At this
time there were some two hundred or more in the Un­ion  Pacific camp,
but even this number of white men might not  be able to withstand the
frequent attacks of the treacherous  Sioux. Horses, food and ammunition
were none too plentiful and  it was a long drive of twelve hundred miles
across country to  get supplies from Omaha, with no railways, few stopping
places,  and always Indians, or a worse and more dangerous trail of five 
hundred miles westward to Salt Lake City.  But on this June day when the
call sounded for dinner, the  danger of the Indians and all their
privations were forgotten iu  the merry raillery that went forth as the men
laid aside their  picks and shovels, turned their horses into the unstable
rope cor­ral,  and stalked in to partake of bacon, beans, salt-rising
bread  with dried apple sauce and black coffee.  For the day was one of
those June days of the Middle West,  which makes one glad to
live,—glad to listen to the-call of the  meadowlark, the chirp of the
blackbird, and the mournful coo of  the turtle-dove.  As the men strolled
towards camp a coyote appeared on a  little knoll not far distant and eyed
the laughing crowd with an  air of nonchalance. When one big fellow shook
his fist at it and  quickened his pace to get his gun, the offending animal
coolly  turned, as if disgusted, and trotted into the sage-brush; while 
closer at hand a prairie-dog sat upon its haunches and looked the  crowd
over inquisitively, then with a "Yip! Yip" fairly upset  himself into his
burrow.  "Say, Shorty; what did you do with that coyote you ran  down last
night?" said one man, jestingly, to a tall, good-look­ing  chap,
beside him. ,
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8 THE MESSENGER  "Dumped him into the quicksand and that's where you'll 
sink some of these days if you don't move," was Shorty's drawled  reply. 
"Ugh!" said another of the crowd, noticeable for his brown,  curly hair,
"The quicksands of the Platte tell no tales and they  never give up their
dead," he remarked, more to himself than  to the others.  Dipping water
from the muddy Platte in tin basins, the men  washed and wiped on the grain
sack towels, and then seated  themselves at the tables improvised from
wagon side boards and  cracker-boxes, and now spread with tin plates and
the digestible  bill-of-fare.  "Hey, Curly," shouted the lengthy lad known
as "Shorty,"  "get a move on and come to grub. Quit dressing those silken 
locks. Some red will wear that shock away on his belt some of  these fine
days, and you'll have to do without it."  ''Yes,'' said one man called
''Little Joe," "anyone 'ud think  'twas him had a gal in camp stead of you!
You better leave my  gal alone, hadn't he, Katie?" As the laugh went up the
girl  standing close beside her father turned away, while a red spot 
burned in either cheek.  "Shorty," said Curly, slapping his companions
good-humor-edly  on the back, as he seated himself. "If one of them reds
gits  this top-knot of mine, you dump him into the quicksands, like you 
did that coyote."  "Aw! Don't give the coyote bad company!" yelped out
an­other,  also noted for his height, and whom some one had dubbed 
"Long John from Puddin' River," for wherever you find the  frontiersman you
find his suggestive nicknames and these hardy  men were no exception to the
rule.  The meal was progressing in the usual jovial manner. Much  merriment
at one table in particular centered around Curly and  Shorty.  "Say,
Curly!" said Long John, "Tho't you and Shorty were  goin' to be old maids
and live in single blessedness together. "For  they all knew the friendship
which existed between Shorty and  Curly and liked to tease them both about
the feeling, which every  one guessed that Katie and Shorty had for each
other. But be­fore  Curly could make a reply to Long John's sally, a
shout arose  from one of the farther tables, and the electrified cry was
"In­dians!  Indians!" There was a mad rush from the table and a, 
scramble for firearms, which had been laid aside.  But the ropes of the
corral had been cut and the crowd 01  Indians, their lithe bodies swaying
forward over the heads of their  mottled ponies, sent forth their
war-whoop, not to frighten the
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THE MESSENGER 9  men but the horses; for it is the horses they are bent
upon having.  The two hundred head of corraled horses raised their heads 
and broke away, with frightened snorts. One big handsome  black, standing
tied to a wagon wheel, raised his head and, seeing  the other horses
stampeding, jerked at his halter rope, succeeding  in breaking away,
following the herd at a gallop. This big black  was the pride and favorite
of Curly, and when he saw him being  driven off he bounded forward,
shouting:  "There goes Prince! I won't let those reds have him!"  "Curly!
Come back!" shouted Shorty, in warning. "Come  back! They '11 shoot you!" 
"Come back, Jimmy!" called Katie.  "Come back!" echoed from over a score of
voice; and, as  "Long John" mounted a stray pony to go with him, another
call  went after the men, now mounted and riding after the Indians:  ''
Come back! both of you!''  But hardly had this last call of warning gone
forth from the  frightened onlookers when two of the painted savages swung 
their bridleless, saddleless ponies about and their rifles spoke.  The
ponies mounted by "Long John" and "Curly" rushed away  riderless, and two
silent forms lay in the sand.  An angry cry rose from the men in camp and,
as pandemo­nium  reigned there, the two Indians coolly rode back to
the men  they had slain, and dismounted. The sure and wicked
scalping-knife,  in the practiced hands of the Sioux, quickly did its work,
 and the shock of red hair from "Long John's" head hung at the  belt of
one, and the brown, curly locks of "Curly" at the other's.  "Black Snake!"
hissed "Little Joe," in agonized grief.  Black Snake it was, the terror of
the plains, and on whose belt  hung the scalps of many an unfortunate white
man.  "Brother! Oh, Brother!" called Katie, as she saw the last  two
Indians gallop away.  But "Shorty" simply stood and stared; grief,
disbelief and  consternation at the death of his friend mingled with hatred
for  his slayers written on his face.  They laid "Long John" and "Curly"
side by side on the free  and open plains. Few words were spoken, but that
night no  songs nor jokes went forth. Their grief was dumb and
inexpres­sible.  Only once was "Little Joe" heard to murmur, "My son! 
my son!"  As the sun sank below the horizon, flooding the land for  miles
around with scarlet splendor and then faded into the gray  of night, the
long, wailing howl of a coyote ascended heavenward,  answered only by the
mournful coo of the turtle dove.  # # # # # #
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10 TBE MESSENGER  Three months passed. A few horses had been secured and 
camp was being moved from the muddy waters of the Platte.  Word had gone
forth that Black Snake and his followers were  again in the country and
Union Pacific employe's guarded their  horses and supplies nervously, and
on this bright September  morning they were to move forward.  "Shorty," on
hearing of Black Snake, had ridden off two  days before, and the men in
camp forebodingly waited his return;  while Katie, every hour, strained her
eyes along the horizon, fear  oftentimes riding down her hope for the man
who was to be more  than brother to her.  But this morning, when the gang
was most ready for the  drive across country, "Shorty" rode into camp,
tired and muddy,  with a look of triumphant grief upon his good-natured
face; but  he brought with him three horses instead of one. One was big 
Black Prince, which Black Snake had taken possession of, the  other was the
curiously mottled pony ridden by the red who had  carried away the shock of
red hair on his belt. No questions were  asked, but a look of understanding
flashed from eye to eye.  A little later on, as the long line of wagons
wended their way  across the sandy plain, "Shorty" and Katie stood hand in
hand  beside the graves in the open.  "Curly," said "Shorty," and his voice
was husky. "I did  what you told me to. The quick sands of the Platte tell
no tales  and they never give up their dead. Yes, 'Long John,' " and his 
voice broke in a sob, " I gave that coyote some bad company."  Then turning
away they followed the slowly moving wagons;  looking back only once for a
last farewell upon the lonely mounds  under the open sky. VIOLET E. PAYNE. 
• • •  JUDGE BEN LINDSAY.  Without question, the most
unique figure in American politi­cal  life of the present day is Judge
Ben Lindsay, reformer, writer  and philanthropist. Through his efforts in
behalf of the bad boy  and his sympathetic understanding of child nature,
he has earned  for himself the unstinted praise and appreciation of the
thinking  world of men and women.  Judge Lindsay was born in Jackson,
Tennessee, November  25, 1869. His early life was spent on the farm. At the
age of  eleven, with his family, he moved to Denver, Colo., returning for 
a year or two to his grandfather's farm, only to be recalled to  Denver by
the failing health and illness of his father. His educa­tion  was
received principally at Notre Dame, supplemented by a  few years at a
Baptist school. At the age of 18 the death of
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THE MESSENGER 11  Lindsay's father occurred, leaving him the support of his
mother  and three other children. Securing work, first as an errand boy, 
later as an office boy and, meanwhile, studying law at every
op­portunity,  he gradually worked himself up, was admitted to the 
bar, formed a partnership with a loyal and trusted friend and be­gan 
active practice of law. It was while he was engaged in the  practice of his
profession that Lindsay first came in actual eon-tact  with the appalling
conditions surrounding the handling ot  youthful criminals, and his broad
sympathies sought to solve, in  some manner, the difficult problem of the
'' bad boy.'' The result  of his activities was the Juvenile Court at
Denver.  His work in the Juvenile Court brought him in direct touch  with
the political machinery of the State. He found that crimi­nals  were
the product of conditions rather than intentions, and  that reform must
come through the reform of existing political  machinery; through the
recovering of the franchise from the  hands of corporations directly
controlling political life of the  people. The results of his
investigations and attacks upon the  dragon-like beast pervading and
permeating every phase of  American life—social, economic and
political,—he has written  in a simple but graphic series of articles
combined as a whole un­der  the title, '' The Beast and the Jungle.'' 
Judge Lindsay is the product of modern social conditions de­manding 
men of broad sympathy, comprehensive views, incorrupt­ible  integrity,
and fearless adherence to ideals. He is the living  proof that in the midst
of social conditions almost approaching  stagnation, there are still men
who, having the courage of their  convictions, are able to stand
single-hand, if necessary, in their  allegiance to right until the world,
as it inevitably must, arises to  their support and recognizes their true
worth.  EVA JURGENSOHN.  • • •  March 2.—Mrs.
Thatcher talks on Music. Incidentally gives a  dialogue with Miss
Gray—Yes, the young men's voices do  "carry" well.  March
3.—Miss Montgomery talks on Scotland, with songs by  Mrs. Thatcher.
We are all deeply affected by the latest  hit from Broadway.  March
4.—First Kline Cup game—Juniors vs. Seniors. Boys'  game
follows, in which Mr. Hanks is a shining light.
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12 THE MESSENGER  March 5.—The young men depart from Assembly for a
special  session.  March 9.—Alkasiah program and chafing dish spread.
 March 10.—We are entertained in Assembly by Recital given by  Mrs.
Whipple, soprano, and Mr. Williams, violinist. The  repeated applause
showed our appreciation.—The Senior  Girls at Edens Hall entertain
the Senior Class.—A duet  by Mr. Deerwester and Miss Gray is a
feature of the eve­ning.  March 11.—Second Kline Cup game,
Juniors vs. Second Years.—  In mighty procession they march through
the gym.  The Orange and Black—Hip, Hooray!  For the Juniors, poor
"La La's," is certainly is  An extremely fatal cold day.  March
13.—Senior Class meeting—The Pageant wins!—Mr.
Sher­wood  suggests that the Senior Class "fold their tents,  like the
Arab, and as quietly steal away."  March 14.—Twentieth Century Club
banquet at Edens Hall.—  The "unusual lot of waitresses"
distinguished them­selves.—  Oh, you cheese balls!  March
15.—The Art Exhibit is on! Art talks at Assembly.—Tea  served
in afternoon by P. L. F. Club ladies.—Program in  evening by Monday
Music Club.  March 16.—More Art!—The Aftermath Ladies serve
afternooa  tea.—Students' Recital in evening.—Young Men's
De­bating  Club holds protracted meeting.—Pipes win!—The 
Choral Club groups itself artistically on the front steps  and is "shot"
for a picture.—Y. W. C. A. holds annual  election of officers.  March
17.—Green everywhere in evidence.—Juniors look per­fectly 
natural, and are in keeping with the prevailing  color scheme.—Some
hear Henry George, Jr., lecture;  Others stay home and make fudge.  March
18.—Still more Art!—Students' program in the evening.— 
Faculty Meeting, Legislature, Readings and Songs ap­propriate  to the
occasion prove entertaining.—Is it true  that same misguided young
gentleman so far forgot his  dignity as to jump through a window, at
Dinner? He  has our envy as to his courage and our sympathy as to
fu­ture  punishment.  March 19.—Peace reigns.—Don't you
dare open your Phil, of Ed.  —It's Sunday.—The mound on our
campus becomes an  up-to-date photo gallery.  March 20.—Seniors rise
early and cram.—I'll pass that Phil, of  Ed. test or know the reason
why!—At Assembly, the boys
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THE MESSENGER 13  upon special request, "Rock In the Cradle of the Deep," 
etc. ...... ...» ,:  March 23.—Hail! Hail! falls at
Assembly.—Young Men's De­bating  Club holds open
session.—Yes, we know Mr.  Becker sometimes rides on the street cars.
I wonder why  and where?  March 24.—Choral Club is heard in Recital. 
March 25.—'Twas quite a joke on Table 4, at the Hall, when the  guest
of honor failed to appear at the birthday spread.—  Third Kline Cup
game.—The Seniors say farewell to the  cup.— 'Twas a fine game
just the same.  March 27.—The Alaksiahs banquet in style, from soup
to toasts.  March 28.—Serious illness of Mr. Epley's cow.  March
30.—Home and mother for mine!  *•* *•* *•• 
THE ART EXHIBIT.  The Art Exhibit was the center of social interest during
the  week beginning March 13. From the cultural standpoint, this  Exhibit
has had no equal. The pictures were masterpieces which  aroused genuine
appreciation. The School children visited the  Exhibit in large numbers and
their preparation for it was mani­fest  by their interest, attendance
and intelligent questions. The  pictures were carbon photos, furnished by a
Boston company, and  suitable for school-room use. Over $200.00 was
realized. A part  of this was given to public schools who will place
pictures in each  school. The Normal expects to buy $150.00 worth of
pictures.  The City Clubs helped to make the Art Exhibit a success by
act­ing  as hostesses and entertaining the spectators with programs, 
assisting to a more thorough knowledge of the pictures.  The Twentieth
Century Club acted as hosts the evening of  March 14. Miss Norton talked on
Italian Painting; Miss Sperry  on Raphael. Mrs. Deerwester discussed the
Mona Lisa, The  Winged Victory and the Coliseum. Mrs. Pless spoke on
Potter's  Young Bull. Dr. Kirkpatrick discussed the Madrid Gallery, and 
Mr. Macartney the Dresden Gallery. • Virginia Mathes played a  violin
solo. On "Wednesday afternoon the P. L. F. Club ladies  served tea and gave
a program. General talks on Art were given  by Mesdames Roray, Ballaine and
Roeder, Misses Chappell and  Montgomery and Mr. Deerwester.  Wednesday
evening the Monday Evening Music Club enter-tained.  Musical numbers by
Normal Orchestra, Mrs. Thatcher,  Mrs. Deerwester, Miss Slater, Mrs.
Whipple, Mrs. Burlinganie  and Mr. Harter were rendered. The Aftermath Club
ladies-were  iii charge Thursday afternoon. About twenty-fjye ladies
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14 THE MESSENGER  on Art, among whom w^re Mesdames Hadley, Goodheart,
Ireland.  Gates, Hughes, Kirkpatrick, Cade and Mathes. The Normal
stu­dents  had Saturday evening's program in charge, which consisted 
of Class "stunts."  BASKET BALL  The last four weeks have been busy ones
for the Basket Ball  Girls. All their spare time has been spent in the
gymnasium,  making the last effort for perfection.  The preliminary games
have been played. The first of the  series was played on March 4th between
the Seniors and Juniors.  The game was fast and well-played. The fouls were
few. The  Juniors carried off the laurels by winning with a score of 25 to
10.  A great deal of rivalry was worked up between the two Classes  and the
gym. was filled with rooters.  The line-up:  Seniors—G. Johnson, L.
Carlton, forwards; A. Abercrombie,  center; F. Kemley, A. Nord, guards. 
Juniors—E. Franklin, L. Nichols, forwards; A. Hadeen, cen­ter; 
R. Colton, M. Crossman, guards.  •  On Saturday, March 11, the
Juniors and Second Years lined  up for the second game. The game was
interesting, with the ex­ception  of the many fouls made by the
Juniors. Grace O'Keefe  did some excellent work from the foul line. Nine
points were  made from the foul line for the Second Year team. The game
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THE MESSENGER 15  was played before a large and enthusiastic crowd. The
Second  Years were victorious, winning by a score of 16 to 12.  The
line-up:  The Juniors—E. Franklin, L. Nichols, forwards; A. Hadeen, 
center; R. Colton, M. Crossman, guards.  Second Years—L. Arnold, G. 0
'Keefe, forwards; B. Phillips,  center; J. Riley, J. Nichols, guards. 
•  On Saturday, March 25, the last of the preliminary gamea-was 
played. The game was between the Seniors and Second  Years. The Senior
guards, Miss Carlton and Miss Busby, did some  excellent playing in keeping
down the score. The first half the  score stood 4 to 0 in favor of the
Second Years, only one field  basket having been made. In the second half
the Second Years  made three field baskets and two points from the foul
line.  Strong work was done by the Second Year guards, for the Seniors 
only made one point during the game. The Second Years have  won over both
teams that they have played.  The line-up:  Seniors—G. Johnson, E.
Buchanan, forwards; A. Abercroni-bie,  center; C. Busby, L. Carlton,
guards.  Second Years—L. Arnold, G. 0 'Keefe, forwards; B. Phillips, 
center; J. Riley, J. Nichols, guards  •  The basket ball team of the
Training School (Frank Herr­mann,  George Morgan, Montague Baltuff,
John Clouston, "William  Arnett) have won the pennant in a series of games
with the  teams from the public schools at the Y. M. C. A.  • •
•  Boy and girl out driving. Period of silence prevails. 
Boy—'' What's the matter ?"  Girl—"Nobody loves me and my hands
are cold."  Boy—"Never mind; God loves you and you can sit on your 
hands."  •  Mr. Deerwester—"If you want the child to know beans
you  will have to teach him beans."  •  The Normal Schools of
Washington  In number, there are three;  But the Normal School in
Bellingham  Is the only one for me.  •  Miss Sperry (in Eng.
VII.)—"How did these miracle plays  compare with our Sunday Schools
of to-day?"  Miss Spinning—"They were lots more interesting."
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THE MESSENGER  ASSEMBLY HASH.  ("There is beauty in the forest—") 
There is beauty in the Seniors,  Junior girls are green and slow;  There is
beauty in the Second Years,  That's the Class that will make them go. 
("Onward, Ever Onward.")  Onward, ever onward; Senior Class are we!  We
will never pass the hat  Wise though Sherwood be;  We'll do all we attempt
you see,  Senior play or pageantry,  We're the Class of Loyalty,  Seniors
of today.  Aimer hold the water  While the Juniors play,  Lucile's
overheated,  Warmed up bunch are they.  Cunningham's a la-la! 
Cunningham's,a la-la!  Second Years will show you Juniors  How the game is
played.  ("The Violet's Fate.")  On Tuesday night ,:,.  Dorm girls in sad
plight,  Never go to the diningroom  To sneak a bite.  ("Rocked in the
Cradie of the Deep.")  Class after Class by twos and twos,
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THE MESSENGER 17  From studies now we take a snooze.  There far, ah far,
too deep for me  But Hanks can answer, smart chap is he;  He's President of
the Debating Club,  Of Normal life he is the hub.  ("Out on the Deep.") 
Out on the street when the lights are low  On Friday nights you see them
go;  There's Eva and Cade put them all in the shade  While Dottie and Lord
aren't slow,  Then Bill and Flossie bring up the rear  From afar you all
can hear,  Their voices are loud, they're a noisy crowd,  Conversation is
public here,  Never mind, keep cool!  There's a ten o'clock rule,  So have
your fun but do not go too far.  ("Save the Holy Sepulchre.")  On the
campus not far off she stands,  She holds the laws of the School in her
hands.  ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee.")  Our Normal 'tis in thee,  She rules
in majesty, Miss Gray, our Dean  Ne'er go too far, I say.  Her frown will
give dismay,  No girls can hear, they say,  The Debating Team!  ("Auld Lang
Syne.")  Now give, my dears, respect to years  And for the Seniors cheer, 
For we are worthy of your praise,  We'll soon be leaving here.  We've loved
your squabbles and your noise,  We've loved you all in turn,  And soon with
sad regret you'll say—  Seniors, Seniors, hats off to thee,  To our
colors true we will ever be  . Firm and strong united are we, 
Skookum-tum-tum; kush-wah-wah!  Normal Seniors, rah! rah! rah!  Eah! for
the Senior Class!  •  Miss Margaret Stark was selected by the Class
to represent  the Seniors in the Commencement program.  Miss Maud McElroy,
a former student, has been the guest  of Margaret Stark for a few days.
Miss McElroy has been teach­ing  the past year in Katalla, Alaska, and
will return in April.  Miss Edna Lawrence, '10, who is now teaching in the
Belling-ham  Schools, spent the first day of her Spring vacation, visiting 
her friends of the 
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18 THE MESSENGER  Miss Winnifred Davis, of Enumelaw, spent her vacation
with  her sisters, the Misses Genevieve and Ethelyn Davis, of Edens  Hall. 
A number of the girls spent their vacation with their School  friends.
Jessie Jeans was the guest of Mable French, at her  home on Everett;
Lucinda Bailey visited Mollie Harrison, at East  Sound; Misses Florence
Remley, Charlotte Busby and Bessie  Bowersock was royally entertained by
Miss Hattie Nelson, at her  home in Clipper.  Miss Adelaide Abercrombie was
confined to her room for two  weeks by a severe attack of la grippe. 
Several Seniors have been substituting in the Lynden Schools  this year.
Miss Margaret Stark was there for two weeks. Miss  Esther Nyland
substituted in the second grade for two weeks and  on her return to School
Miss Hedrig Utsinger took her place and  will remain three weeks. It is
hoped that the regular teacher,  who is suffering from a nervous breakdown,
will then be able to  return.  The Misses Christine Johnson and Fern Pratt,
of Blaine, were  guests of Donna Pratt for several days.  Marie Kelly was
called home on account of the serious illness  of her father. We hope to
have Miss Kelly with us again next  year.  The basket ball game between the
Seniors and Juniors was  one grand victory, the score being 27 to 10 in our
favor.  F. O. to B. Boyd—"Do you know any Junior jokes?" 
Billie—"Just one joke,—the 'La-La.' "
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TEE MESSENGER W  The Juniors met in the Music Room,  Their voiees all in
tune,  They took their seats as usual,—  This forenoon of forenoons. 
The song they sang were in unison,  The "School Cadet" came first,  Of all
the sounds one ever heard  These were by far the worst.  The solos were the
next in line,  They seemed to be the fad—  Tho' "scared" to death
some braved it out,  It didn't sound so bad.  Those awful notes they would
not come,  No matter how they tried;  They sounded hollow, cracked and
bent,  The instructor nearly died.  To her it sounded like an engine, 
Puffing up a grade;  To the Juniors it was serious,  For from this their
marks are made.  • • •  HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.  The High
School baseball team was organized recently. Tom  Buhner was elected
captain and L. M. Swartz manager. The boys  have been practicing steadily
and are ready for challenges. Out  of three games played thus far, we have
won two, which record  is at least as good as the Normal team can boast. 
It has been arranged that the High School have a little pri­vate 
chorus practice of its own in the Study Hall, on Tuesdays  and Thursdays.
We object most strenuously, however, and our  objections and entreaties may
have some effect on our hard-heart­ed  Fazer. We shall hope for the
best, at least.  The Tenth Grade Class celebrated last Saturday evening in 
Society Hall. The party was a live one, without a dull moment,  which is
more than can be said of some in the past. The Normal  boys made a raid on
the precious refreshments, but without suc­cess.  • •
•  Miss Gottlieb—"Should you always eat till you are
sat­isfied?"  Mr. Olson—"I dunno; I always do."
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20 THE MESSENGER  THE MRS. ENGBERG CONCERT.  Under the auspices of the
Lecture Course, Mrs. Davenport-  Engberg, assisted by Franz Boyd Wells,
pianist, and Edna Bay­lor,  accompanist, gave a violin recital in the
Normal Auditorium,  March 3rd. The following beautiful program was
presented.  1 Violin Solo—.  Concerto (E minor) Mendelssohn  Allegro 
Andante  Allegro molto vivace  2 Piano Solo—  (a) Baracarolle LiadoAV
 (b) Fantasie Impromptu . Chopin  3 Violin Solo—  (a) Serenade Drigo 
(b) Im Rosendaft (Roses Fair) Prince Gustav, of Sweden  (c) Cradle Song
(violin alone) M. D. Engberg  4. Piano Solo—  Rhapsodie VIII Liszt  5
Violin Solo—  Theme and Variations (on G string) Paganini  Dance of
the Goblins Bazzini  • • •  GIRLS' CHORAL CLUB CONCERT. 
On the night of March 24 occurred the Girls' Choral Club  Concert, which
was an unusual treat. The chorus and solo work  was especially good. Under
the direction of Mrs. Thatcher, the  girls have made rapid advancement. We
hope to hear from them  many times more during the year.  (a) Overture
Laurendeau  (b) Reverie Atherton  Normal Orchestra  "Who Shall Be
Fleetest?" (from Rebekah) Barnby '  Choral Club—Solo, Charlotte McKay
 Gondellied Hoffman  Anna 
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TEE MESSENGER fcl  (a) '' Welcome, Pretty Primrose'' Pinsut i  (b) " O,
Heart of Mine'' Clough-Leighter  Charlotte McKay, Emma Montgomery,  Marion
Bascom, Genevieve Davis  "The Garden of Flowers" Denza  Chorus—'' The
Morn''  "The Lark and the Nightingale"  '' White Butterfly''  Alto
Solo—Lovely Rosebud'' _  Florence Charroin  Chorus—'' Summer
Breezes''  '' The Bees''  Soprano Solo—"0, Happy Streamlet"  Anna
Hadeen  Chorus—'' Good Night''  "Garden of Flowers, So Fair"  •
• •  B. S.N.S.,35;Y. M. C. A., 37.  On March 7th our boys went
against the local Y. M. C. A.  team for the last big game of the season.
Both teams were con­fident  of victory. The crowd was large and
hilarious. Things be­gan  to happen at the blowing of the whistle. Our
fellows went  into the game with a rush that carried the down-town men off 
their feet. They soon got started, however, and seemed able to  shoot
baskets from any part of the floor. Grue, the Y. M. guard,  had the
hardihood to incur White's animosity in the early part of  the game. They
insisted on puffing off a Jeffries-Johnson stunt  over in one corner, but
the referee couldn't see it that way, and  they: were both put out of t i e
game. The Normal rooters almost  lost^nbpe wfien they saw White disappear
into the dressing-room.
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22 THE MESSENGER  Frank Krause was put in his place and, incidentally, that
boy pro­ceeded  to play the game of his life. It is very doubtful if
even  "White could have done better.  With only two minutes more to play
the Normal was six  points in the lead, and victory seemed certain. Then,
by a phe­nomenal  streak of luck, or skill, the Y. M. C. A. players
shot  three baskets in quick succession, and tied the score as the whistle 
blew. The ball was tossed up for another basket, and the Y. M.  C. A. shot
the basket. This is an excellent example of winning a  game and then losing
it.  Carver played a star game for the Normal all through, and  made eleven
points. Lord followed with eight points. Macbeth,  the peerless Y. M. C. A.
forward, made twenty-one points for the  visitors.  The teams lined up as
follows:  Normal—Carver, Lord, forwards; White, center; Tucker. 
Fritz, guards.  Y. M. C. A.—Macbeth, Edwards, forwards; J. Harris,
center;  Grue, E. Harris, guards.  • • •  BASEBALL.  The
boys are losing their interest in basket ball, and are tak­ing  to
baseball. At an Athletic meeting held some time ago, Mosie  Odle was
elected temporary captain of the team. The fellows are  seriously
handicapped, because they have no place to practice,  but they are trying
to make the best of what they have, and ave  turning out in the mud on the
Training School grounds. The High  School boys have organized a team, which
has had better success  so far than the Normal.  •  NORMAL HIGH
SCHOOL, 2; B. H. S. FRESHMEN, 1.  The High School boys played the first
game of the season,  and came out with colors flying. The game was purely a
pitcher's  battle, the hits being so few that there was little chance for
field­ing.  The Freshmen made their run in the early part of the game,
 while ours were run in later.  NORMAL, 12; B. H. S. FRESHMEN, 7. 
Encouraged by the success of the High School boys, our reg­ular 
Normal team tried conclusions with the Bellingham Freshies.  Although our
fellows won easily over the smaller team, the game
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THE MESSENGER 23  showed their need of organization and practice. Fullman
pitched  for the Freshmen, and the Normal tried in succession Jess White, 
Odle and "Shorty" Copenhaver.  •  NORMAL, 9; B. H. S., 31.  The
Normal next tried to drag the colors of its hereditary  enemy, Bellingham
High School, in the dust; but alas! the result  was one to bring tears to
the eyes of any faithful Normalite. The  boys tried their very best, and
Messrs. "Red" East, Marshal and  Ed Hawkins, in turn, nearly threw their
arms out of place, but  without avail. Our fielding and batting Avere poor,
and the play­ing  in general showed the need of organized practice.
Get to­gether,  boys!  •  NORMAL, 2; SOUTH SIDE HIGH, 9.  The
luck of the Normal failed to change, and the South Side  boys administered
the next whipping. This was the game that  made Gubbins famous, for Willie
came through with a pretty  homer. Marshal and Hawkins did the pitching
stunt for our boys.  *•* *•* *•*  ADVICE TO THE
LOVE-LORN.  (By Monsieur le Conte Bunko.)  To Our Readers:—The
distinguished Count Bunko, who will  conduct this new and useful department
of our paper, has had a  career well-suited to enable him to take up this
great work of ad­vising  the young people of this section in their
"affaires du  coeur,'' as the Count beautifully expresses it. He is a true
cosmo­politan,  having lived all his life in the beautiful city of
Paris. He  was married when very young to a rich and beautiful heiress, of 
our own country. On her death, however, her father, a hard­hearted 
capitalist, refused to supply his noble son-in-law with any  more funds.
So, reluctantly bowing to the hard-hearted demands  of his creditors, this
scion of the noble house of Bunko his been  obliged to seek some
remunerative occupation. At a great cost the  management of this paper has
secured him to take charge of this  great new department. All our patrons
are invited to consult  Count Bunko for advice whenever they wish. Below we
print the  Count's acceptance of his position:  "Mademoiselle, the Editor
of The Messenger:  You know not with what joy I haste to take up my work in
 your beautiful department. 'Advice to the Love-Lorn.' To think
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U THE MESSENGER  that I, Alphonse Pierre Chow-Chow, should have so
beautiful, so  poetic a task. Yet, who better fitted than I, a child of la
belle  France, the land of romance. Messieurs, I long to take up my  task.
I yearn to help these young souls in their trials.  Yours very sincerely, 
" ALPHONSE PIERRE CHOW-CHOW."  P. S.—"Will you please to forward at
once my first month's  salary, as I have a temporary need of funds ? "  "My
Dear Count Bunko,  " I am a young man of very prepossessing appearance, and
a  great deal of fascination. I am in love with ten different girls.  They
are all very fond of me. Which one shall I choose ?  "Perplexedly,  "LA-LA
"  " I should think from your disposition, you would be able to  divide
your time up among the ten girls. This would be much  more exciting than
choosing one."  "Dear Count: What is your opinion of the propriety of the 
following: The young man I go with always insists on turning  out the
lights so we can sit on the stairs in the dark. Should I  allow him to do
this ?''  "ANXIOUS."  "Of course, you can show him off better with the
lights on,  but try to see the young man's point of view. He probably
wishes  greater privacy."  "My Dear Count: I cannot get my beloved to stay
later than  one o'clock of an evening. I think this shows a lack of very
deep  affection for me. What can I do to make his love for me  stronger?"
"HEART-BROKEN."  Could you not get some exciting little game, like cards,
fox*  instance, to entertain him with ? I think you could help him from 
noticing the flight of time in this way.  "My Dear Count: I am very much in
love with a young  man, and he returns my affection; but of late another
young lady  has been doing everything in her power to get him away from me.
 How can I stop this?  '' YOURS IN SUSPENSE.''  You might show your deep
contempt for the young lady's be­havior  on every occasion. This will
probably cause her to realize  the error of her ways.
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THE MESSENGER 25  Y. W. C. A.  The annual election of officers was held
Thursday afternoon,  March 16th, at which time the following were elected: 
Carol Johnson •••• President.  Era Franklin Vice
President  Nellie Gibson Secretary  Minnie Burroughs
•••• Treasurer  Miss Lucy J. Hopkins, Student
Secretary of the Northwest  Territory, met with the cabinet girls of the Y.
W. C. A., Mon­day  and Tuesday.  In honor of Miss Hopkins, Miss Gray
entertained the mem­bers  of the Y. W. C. A. Advisory Board at dinner,
Monday eve­ning,  March 27th. The invited guests were Miss Hopkins,
Miss  Sperry, Mrs. Deerwester, Miss Lawrence, Mrs. Powell and Miss  Hillis.
 One of the happy customs of the Association is the sunrise  Easter meeting
at six o 'clock, on the top of Sehome Hill. The bud­ding  of
Spring-time, the peace of the city below, the beauty of.  the bay beyond,
the glory of the sunrise, together with the Easter  joy, make it a
never-to-be-forgotten service.  The weather permitting, we will have
another such service  this Easter, April 16th.  • • • gt;
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26 TEE MESSENGER  MENU.  Cream Tomato Soup, a' la Reardon  Mutton Broth a'
la Hemmingson Olives, Dubuque  Crackers Fish Bruckhart  Roast and Gravy,
Margaret Stark Irish Potatoes, Watson  Indian Corn, Egtvet Rolls, Plumb 
Combination Salad, Thebert Dessert, Jurgensohn-Bailej-  Coffee, Busby 
Toasts—Grace Allen Walborg Olson  All parts of the dinner were a
decided success, from the soup,  for which we were all glad to receive the
recipe, to the dessert,  which consisted of real chocolate cookies.  Some
parts of the dinner, which were particularly enjoyed  were the "Roast and
Gravy," and "The Combination Salad."  They were so good in fact that we are
going to be unselfish and  pass them along:  •  ROAST AND GRAVY. 
'Twas just at dusk on Sehome  As I sat on a bowlder to gaze  At the
glorious scene in the distance  My sight seemed veiled with haze— 
Nature's humps and bald spots seemed to raise.  Instead of Life's beauties
and pleasures,  There are times when one feels blue;  When only mistakes
and blunders  Present themselves to view—  Alas, how very often this
is true.  How cruel these mornings early  When one must crawl from bed, 
That fog must all envelopes one  And chill from toes to head—  (Tis
true the sun its rays does later shed.)  These days 'tis ever study, 
There's little time for play—  Dig and dig and cram—  What is
the use, I say!  (Of course next year that c'tif'cate brings its  pay.) 
When things are going smoothly,  Why must exams, come fast,  Our peace of
mind to shatter,  Our lives in gloom to cast,  (But, Oh! that yellow slip
which says "you've  passed!")  How said it is that maidens,  Both beautiful
and bright,  Must go to School where boys are few,
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THE MESSENGER 27  You might say—out of sight?  (I must admit in
quality they're allright.)  When we have vacation,  We ought to have a
week,  It's hardly worth the money  For five days your home to seek.  (Of
course I'd rather five than have to sneak.)  How very pessimistic  This
long discourse has been—  A roast not any too well done,  With gravy,
weak, thrown in.—  ('Tmight well be called a stew, it is so thin.) 
•  Then last, but not by any means least, came the toasts which  were
so good that you may also have the benefit of them.  Days will come and
days will go,  And we may part forever;  But we'll never forget the times
we have met  And the frolics we have had together.  Here's to you at work
or play,  May onward be our rule.  None will pass us by, we're Alkasiahs, 
•  THE OLDEST CLUB IN SCHOOL.  Here's a toast to all who are here, 
No matter where you are from.  May the best day ever seen or grade
received,  Be worse than your worst to come.  Here's good luck to our Club,
 May it live long and prosper.  • • •  H. L. S. CLUB. 
The H. L. S. Club has been holding interesting meetings. The  members are
enthusiastic and giving good programs. A Dunbar  program will be rendered
April 7, at 3:15, in Society Hall, to  which all are invited by the members
of the Club.  The following program was given, March 23:  Vocal Solo -
.Linnie Nelson  Reading -Eteie Nelson  Mona's Waters ~ Ingeborg Johnson 
Recitation Jessie Bennett  Humorous Reading Cecelia Cosgrove  Lydia's
Sacrifice Alma Neilson  Jokes Glennys Allen
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25 THE MESSENGER 0  The Philomatheans held their regular meeting Thursday 
evening, March 2nd, and listened to the reading of a very inter­esting
 publication of the ''Philomathean Chronicle." The edito­rial  by Miss
Ruby Flowers, the editor, was very good. Locals,  calendar, Philos not in
school, jokes, advertisements, original  poem, original story, were all
very cleverly written. The original  poem by Mr. Hanks was especially
interesting. It brought in  most of our Philos, and told something
interesting of each. Fol­lowing  are some selections from the poem: 
"D is for Davis, the girl of our choice,  Who was elected Secretary without
a dissenting voice."  "M is for Meeks, our artist you know,  "When posters
are wanted to her we all go.''  "G is for Gibson, an attorney you know, 
Who makes his decisions as if he had visions;  And always does right in
spite of a fight;  To fuddle and fizzle, delay, dallally, diddle, in these
sort  of things he takes no delight."  On Thursday evening, March 16th, the
following program  was given:  PROGRAM  Parliamentary Drill Mr. Liddell 
Character of the Short Way Mr. Gibson  Short Story Writers Miss Omeg  The
Lady and the Lion Mr. Sidney Johnson  The Necklace Miss Spinning  Just-So
Stories Miss Headrick  Music Mr. Sherwood  Critic's Report Miss Courney 
The Philo meeting March 29th consisted of a debate and a  short play.  The
Philomatheans wish to thank the Boys' Debating Club  for the evening's
entertainment given March 23.  • • •  BOYS' DEBATING CLUB
ENTERTAINS OTHER CLUBS.  The Boys' Debating Club entertained the other
organizations  of the School Thursday night, March 23. The boys gave a
pro­gram  representative of their work. The first debate was: "Re-
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THE MESSENGER 29  solved, That the conservation of our natural resources
should be  a function of the State rather than the National Government." 
On the affirmative, were R. H. Knack and F. Cunningham; on  the negative
stood H. E. Rogers and S. G-. De Gross. The nega­tive  won. The second
debate, "Resolved, That women are more  inconsiderate than men," was very
amusing. The affirmative  was represented by S. E. Johnson and Philip
Hogan. The nega­tive  debaters were V. Tidball and C. E. Becker. It
was decided  that women are more inconsiderate than men. C. Cade told us 
some highly interesting stories. The Club Quartette sang two
se­lections.  At the close of the program, Mr. North, one of the  city
lawyers gave a talk, consisting of suggestions to the boys and  funny
stories. The presidents of the various Clubs and the Editor  of The
Messenger were called upon for speeches. Each touched  upon the
organization she was representing. Each Club wishes  to thank the Boys'
Debating Club for the suggestions concerning  Club work and the good time
that was given them.  A PHILOMATHEAN.  • gt; • • 
report from the Constitutional  Committee was received. It was decided to
move an amendment  made giving the High School Students the privilege of
becoming  members of the Association. Mr. De Gross's report for February 
read and approved.  The games for the Kline cup had been arranged and were 
reported.  Also reported that Miss Stark and Miss Deichman had been  placed
on Song Committee.  Meeting March 8th—  The arrangements with the
Seniors for the Senior issue of  The Messenger were discussed; a committee
consisting of Misses  French, Utzinger and Charroin were present,
representing the  Senior Class.  Mr. Deerwester was appointed to meet with
the Senior Com­mittee  to formulate the conditions regarding this
issue.  Discussion of Tennis Court followed.  Bills allowed, $13.30. 
Meeting March 15th—  The proposed amendments to the Constitution were
read and  accepted, to be referred to the Association.  Bills allowed,
$11.43.  Meeting March 22nd—  Mr. Johnson's report read and accepted.
 Annual School picnic discussed and a committee appointed.  Pills allowed,
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30 THE MESSENGER  Miss Myrtle Brown, '09, is teaching at Lynden.  John
Richardson is studying law in Seattle, with his brother.  Miss Grace
Sellix, '10, is teaching in the ward schools at Ta-coma.  Miss Ethel
Lawrence is attending Business College in the  city.  Miss Maude Stookey is
attending the Cheney Normal. She  says she prefers Bellingham, but is
attending Cheney in order  to be near home.  Jesse Trimble is principal of
the school at Redmond.  Miss Edith Kemple is teaching at Concrete, and Miss
Ida  Quito has a position in her home town, Eagleton.  Miss Edna "Waples,
'06, is attending the Pratt Institute at  Brooklyn.  Miss Vera Owen is
teaching at Rice and Miss Addie Thomas  at Kalama.  Elmer Beel, who has
recently joined the ranks of the bene­dicts,  is teaching at Maple
Falls.  Miss Ina Landen, '10, who has charge of the Art "Work in the 
Blaine schools, spoke on "What Manual Training Has Done for  Blaine Boys'.'
at a recent meeting of the Whatcom County Indus­trial  Training
Association, which was held in the County Super­intendent's  office.
She also visited the Art Exhibit.  Miss Abbie Johnson, '10, who is teaching
in Everett, spent a  recent week-end with her sisters, the Misses Carol and
Geneva, at  1212Y2 Indian Street.  Miss Agnes Caldwell, '10%, who is
teaching at Wenatchee,  writes that she has a good school, a good boarding
place, and is  enjoying her work very much.  Miss Florence McKean, '10, who
has a position in the Avon  school, renewed acquaintances at the Normal
some time ago. She  likes her work very much, and says it is easier than
teaching in  the Training School.  Miss Ada Campbell, '10, who was
editor-in-chief of The Mes­senger  last year, is located at Seward,
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THE MESSENGER 31  Miss Vincent Gorman is teaching at Kelso.  Mr. "William
Bowman and Miss Pearl Barnett were married  in Bellingham last summer. Mr.
Bowman is Superintendent of  the Touchet Schools.  Miss George visited the
school at Quincy, Wash., whose prin­cipal  is Mr. A. D. Foster, a
graduate of 1909. He has worked up  a four year High School course, with
three teachers in that de­partment.  All doing fine work. He has also
started a Manual  Training and hopes to add Domestic Science next year, if
possible.  He is a progressive young man in a progressive community.  High
School boy, (rushing through the hall)—"Has the bell  blowed?" 
•  Little Amzi (who has an inquiring mind)—"Uncle Tim, I  saw
the word in The Messenger—what is the 'curriculum' of a  Normal?" 
•  Uncle Timrod (promptly)—"Curriculum, eh? "Why, that's  what
theme 'ere mop-headed Normal students comb their hair  with." "  I'd rather
have fingers than toes,  I'd rather have eyes than a nose.  But as for my
hair,  I'm glad that it's there,  And I'll be awfully sorry when it goes. 
•  Miss Baxter (in R. S. Methods)—"Mr. Bryant, have you
ever-seen  the man in the moon?"  Mr. B.—"No; the first object I
could distinguish was a wom­an's  face, and since then I haven't had
time to look for the man."  •  Mr. Philippi (to Miss "W.)—"Why
does moisture collect on  the inside of a window in cold weather?"  Miss
W.—"Because the window takes cold."
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32 THE MESSENGER  Miss G — ''Who belongs to your Club now, Mr. ?" 
Miss C.—"0, no boys, except Mr. Bever."  •  Miss
G.—"Where is Chehalis?"  Miss A.—"Chehalis? Why, Chehalis is
the capital of Lewis  County."  •  Mr. Epley—"If you take some
cold fruit juice; put it in a  bottle and cork it up, what will happen?" 
Bright Student—"Cork will fly out!"  Mr. Epley—'' Well, if you
take hot fruit juice; put it in a hot  bottle, and put a hot cork in it,
what will be the result?"  Bright Student—"You will have a hot
tamale."  •  Mr. Bever (confidentially)—"Do you know, I am
coming to  believe in the old age pension."  •  IN THE VARIOUS
CLASSES.  Miss Baxter (in R. S. Methods)—"If a seat in the
school­room  is uncomfortable and is not adjustable, what provision 
would you make ?"  Miss Uddenburg (very seriously)—"I would provide a
pil­low."  •  BROWNING.  Miss L.—"Miss Miller, you may
tell me about "Another Way  of Love.' "  Terese—"I only know 'One Way
of Love.' "  •  WANTED.  Wanted—A bolt of blue baby-ribbon so I
can tie up my flow­ing  locks on Easter Sunday.—C. Hawkins. 
Notice—For a suitable compensation from the right parties  I will
promise to chew over lumps of second-hand gum, not ex­ceeding  two
inches in diameter.—Marie Ryan.  Wanted—To have Prof.
Deerwester give me the psychology  of how Mrs. Thatcher made me set down in
chorus practice one  day.—Monty East.  Wanted—A good recipe for
making corn starch pudding.—  Rose Redda.  Wanted—A new line of
the latest catalogues from firms pub­lishing  etiquette
books.—"N. A. G."
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THE MESSENGER 33  For Sale Cheap—Reliable information concerning
quick and  sure methods for chopping off front hair. Will warrant the 
"bang" to stand up stiff and straight.—Esther Fransen. 
Wanted.—To extend my period in agriculture so I can talk  more about
my '' ke-ow.'' At present it is hard to cover my course  —and the
"ke-ow."—Prof. Epley.  Wanted—Instruction in the latest
Sherlock Holmes' methods  so I can trace my keys when lost, as my nerves
are giving way  under the strain of remembering where I last had
them.—Tevce  Dreamer.  Notice—Any person or persons in doubt
about any questions,  political, social, moral, intellectual and otherwise,
will do well to  consult me as I am final authority.—Cholly Becker. 
Wanted—Committee appointed to consist of the six prettiest  girls in
the School to help me select my Easter tie, as I propose  to eclipse all
previous records.—Billy Moody.  Wanted—Prescription on how to
limber up in Gym. work, as  Miss Sheafer has tabooed ''
statuary.''—Veda Clifton.  Wanted—A new cook book if I am to
settle all disputes on  cooking questions in the Physiology
Class.—Mabel McFadden.  Wanted—To have people stop "picking" on
me as most of  my friends consider me "spare" enough.—Sidney Johnson.
 Wanted—A law passed to abolish alarm clocks, so I can enjoy  my
moonlight siestas better when "Heinie's" there.—Alta R—t. 
"Maroon and White," Warden, Idaho.—Your cuts are in­teresting. 
You commit an unpardonable error in running your  ads. and magazine
material on the same page. The most conspicu­ous  thing about your
front cover is the big clothing house ad.  The foregoing remarks are
offered gratis, but trust they will  prove of service.  "Crescent,"
Newberg, Ore.—The article, "A Dramatist That  Rivals Shakespeare," is
deserving of much praise. A joke de­partment  would be an interesting
and appreciative addition to  your paper.
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34 THE MESSENGER  "The Northern Illinois," DeKalk, 111.—A good sheet.
We  don't see how you afford it with so small a number of ads.  "Beview,"
McMinnville, Ore.—An excellent paper, well  written, with material
well arranged. "Plunged" is a good  story.  '' Lewistonian,'' Lewiston,
Idaho.—You seem especially strong  in Debate and Athletics. The
Literary department should receive  more attention.  "Kodak," Everett H.
S.—Other School papers may receive  some valuable suggestions from
the '' Kodak.'' "We have nothing  but praise to offer to its efficient
staff.  "College Breezes," St. Peter, Minn.—A trifle dry. Good
ma­terial  but lacking School spirit.  • • •  Miss
C— (in Training School)—"What is a pedagogue?"  Bright
Boy—"A pedagogue is a big church."  Second Bright Boy—"It isn't
either; it is a part of a steam  engine.''  •  Miss B—s (in
Physics Class, on Mr. B—s occupying a seat  beside her)—"I
don't like boys."  Mr. B. took the most remote seat in the room.  Miss
B.—"I mean just the opposite of what I say."  Mr. B. resumed the seat
beside her.  Smart Freshie—"Do you know why the name 'Woman,'  was
given to the feminine sex?"  Senior—"No."  Smart Freshie—"Adam
was alone in the Garden of Eden  and God sent him a companion. Adam wooed
her. Hence she  was first called 'wooman.' After this she ate of the
forbidden  fruit and brought woe on Adam, and after that she was called 
'woeman.' In modern times she has become so filled with  whims that we call
them 'whimmen.' "  •  Weep and you're called a baby,  Laugh and
you're called a fool,  Yield and you're called a coward,  Stand, and you're
called a mule.  Smile, and they'll call you silly,  Frown, and they'll call
you gruff,  Put on a front like a millionaire,  And some guy calls your
bluff. —Ex.
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THE MESSENGER 35  At the Long Assembly on March 15, Dr. Kirkpatrick read an
 interesting paper on "The Madrid Gallery," which he visited  while in
Spain. Miss Norton talked on "Italian Art," and Miss  Sperry read from
Browning's Art Poems, discussing also some of  the "Madonnas" of the famous
artists.  Miss Montgomery, the primary critic, gave an instructive  talk on
Scotland and its music, which was beautifully illustrated  by Mrs. Thatcher
in Scottish Songs.  Mr. Clark Hetherington, the representative of the
National  Play-ground Association movement, spoke to the School on March 
27th, on the subject, "Deeper Significance of the Play-ground  Movement and
its Relation to the Normal School." The movement  is heartily endorsed by
all enterprising teachers.  •  RIP VAN WINKLE.  A dramatization
written by the Eighth Grade under the di­rection  of Miss Helen Finch
and Miss Lulu Brown. The company  presenting the play is composed of the
twenty-five boys and girls  from the A-8 grade.  Scene I—In which the
hero displays his fitness for family life.  Scene II—In which Dame
interrupts a meeting of the village  philosophers.  Scene III—In
which the hero has a strange adventure.  Scene IV.—In which he awakes
from his twenty-years' sleep.  Scene V.—In which he returns to the
village.  Mrs. Frank Whipple, soprano, and Mr. John Williams,
vio­linist,  assisted by Miss Campbell, gave a much appreciated
Re­cital  in Friday morning's Assembly. The following program was 
beautifully rendered:  1 Gavotte .,. •• Gossec  2 Guetscher
Tanz Ditterdorf  3 Swing Song Ethel Barnes  Mr. Williams  An April Heart
Song Cycle by Clough-Leighter  1 When Spring Awakes  2 A Little Maiden
Loves a Boy —
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36 TEE MESSENGER  3 The World Is Full of April  4 The Voice of Spring  5
The Magic of the Spring  6 You and I and April  Mrs. Whipple  Twelfth Aire 
Mr. Williams  1 Rose in the Bud  2 When I'm Big 111 Be a Soldier  3 Phyllis
Has Such Charming Graces  4 Slave Song  5 The Lovely Month of May  Mrs.
Whipple  "You're beaten to earth? Well, what of that?  Come up with a
smiling face.  It's nothing against you to fall down flat  But to lie
there; that's disgrace."  "The harder you're thrown, why, the higher you
bounce,  Be proud of your blackened eye.  It isn't the fact that you're
licked that counts,  It's how did you fight, and why."  • •
•  FRAPPED—A BIT OF REPARTEE.  As a rule there is only about
one thing to mar the joys of  college days and nights and early mornings.
That is, the Faculty.  Honestly, I used to sit up until long after bed time
every little  while trying to figure out some real reason for a college
Faculty.  They interfere so. They are so inappropriate. Moreover, they  are
so confoundedly ignorant of college life.  How a professor can go through
an assorted collection of  brain stufferies, get so many college degrees
that his name looks  like Halley's Comet with an alphabet tail, and then
teach college  students for forty years without even taking one apart to
find out  what he is made of, beats my time! That's a college professor for
 you, right through. He thinks of a college student only as some­thing
 to teach,—whereas, of all the nineteen hundred and eighty-seven 
things a college student is, that is about the least important  ... De
Beriot  Forester  Molloy  .Old English  Del Riego  .... Hammond
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THE MESSENGER •61  to his notion. A boy might be a cipher message on
an early Assy­rian  brick and stand a far better chance of being
understood by  his professor.  A college Faculty is a collection of brains
tied together by a  firm resolve—said resolve being to find out what
miscreant put  plaster of paris in the keyhole of the president's door. It
is a  wet blanket on a joyous life; it is a sort of penance provided by 
Providence to make a college boy forget that he's glad he's alive.  It's a
hypodermic syringe through which a student is supposed  to get wisdom. It
takes the place of conscience after you've been  destroying college
property. "When I sum it all up it seems to  me that a college Faculty is a
dark, rainy cloud in the middle of  a beautiful May morning—at least
that's the way the Faculty  looked to me when I was a huble seeker after
the truth in Siwash  College.—Saturday Evening Post.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  ABSOLUTE SAFETY  We will be pleased to have you visit  our
safe deposit vaults. An attendant  will operate the MASSIVE CHROME STEEL 
DOOR and the ELECTRICAL BURGLAR ALARM  SYSTEM and to explain the different 
SAFE GUARDS which we have thrown  around the boxes contained therein.  Your
deeds, mortgages, valuable papers, etc., will be securely  guarded in one
of our boxes, which we will rent for SIX  MONTHS for TWO DOLLARS. 
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ADVERTISEMENTS  The Surprise Store  L. SCHWARTZ, Proprietor  Deales in 
Shoes, Clothing, Spectacles, Jewelry  and all kinds of  Gent's Famishing
Goods  TWO STORES: 611 W. Holly Dock and Holly Sts  Phone Main 143 1234 Elk
Street  Whatcom Dye Works  J. J. VAUGHAN, Prop.  Does the Best Work 
Bellingham, : : Washington  RIP SAW ! RIP SAW !  RIP SAW ! BANG ! !  We
belong to the Auto Gang.  Are we in it ? Well I should smile.  We've been
in it all the while.  How did you get in it ?  By patronizing the  UNION
AUTO CO.  Phone M 145 1105-1107 Elk St  The ANNUAL NUMBER of Your School 
Magazine will contain ILLUSTRATIONS  seethe... North Coast Engraving Co. 
for the Engravings (Cuts)  Prices Reasonable—Quality Guaranteed.
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Buy the best Oranges from your grocer, the  Famous Gold
Buckle Sunkist Oranges  Premiums given for the Wrappers  BELLINGHAM FRUIT
AND PRODUCE CO. Inc.  Successors to  BELLINGHAM COMMISSION CO.  1221, 1223
Railroad Avenue - - Bellingham, Washington  If you picnic, motor, sail,
fish or hunt,  let us put up your lunch  Wilson - Nobles - Barr Company 
Fancy Groceries : Delicatessen  O J H Y EMB A Y O E M B N ?  Brotherhood of
Certificates Paying I,ess 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 I1500 
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.  F.
Stanley Piper Thos. H. Carder  PIPER St CARDER  ARCHITECTS  Phones A
435—M 429 .. 451-2 First National Bank Bldg., Bellingham  Get Your
Easter Flowers of  BARKER—R LOR I ST  131 West Holly Street
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and fix up your old camera or get a new one and learn to  use it before
that camping trip or mountain climb.  W E Sell Cameras : : : : : : : :  I ^
Teach You How : : : : : : :  J. Develop Your Films Free : : : : :  | Take
Pride in Good Finishing. T R Y U S  O P E N A T N I G HT  B B L L I N G H A
M P H A R M A CY  Main 167 122 E. Holly : : A 167  See us for I^GCJs, L a e
e GQrtairjs, P o r l i e rs  or anything in  r^A]VQe3 or? Fur?]HiTUi?e  We
buy, sell or exchange new  or second-hand  Th)e Jer)l5ir)s-|3oys ©o. 
Elk and Chestnut .' .' 10th and Harris  Main 758 Home B 158  Buy your Meats
from the  P. P. MEAT CO.  Successors to the Palace Meat Market  This is the
place you get what you want, when you want it  1310 Commercial Street  O.
C. ARMSTRONG CO.  The Robber Stamp Factory  •• NIFTY PRINTING
••  Programs Invitations  Visiting Cards  Phones B 391 M 973 -
. . . 1122 Elk Street
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ADVERTISEMENTS  Registered Agents for the Sealshipt Oysters  IRELAND  lt; 
PANGOAST  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 BELLI NGH AM  Complete house bills furnished. 
Special rates on short Drop  Siding and Ceiling — lengths  4 ft. to 9
Prest. F. F. HANDSCHY, Cashier  WH. G. BROWN, Vice-Prest. H. P. JUKES,
Asst. Ca»hier  The Bellingham National Bank  B E L L I N O H A M .
DQASHINOTOK  CAPITAL STOCK AND SURPLUS 4260,000.00  This Bank is pleased to
accommodate with its excellent service  the students of the Normal School 
UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY  "Everytnina In Printing that is Good"  S. B.
IRISH a. CO.  Priiptiipg :: Erpgraviipg  Liegal Blanks  We make a specialty
of Engraved Cards and  Wedding Stationery  1311 Railroad Avenue - - - Phone
Main 282
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ADVERTISEMENTS  ntffHiffhifcc— piain'practjca|  T r a i n i n g in
the essentials  of business success, the Bel-lingham  Business College has 
no peer either east or west.  I 3 U ^ I N K i  C I O J ^ E L C iF  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 19l° and 19n  JUDGE BEN LINDSEY, APEIL 15  CHAMP CLAKK, May 3 
Messenger - 1911 April - Page [xx]
ADVERTISEMENTS  Special Inducements t0 se t acquainted. : :  In FURNITURE,
RUGS, STRAW MATTING and  everything in the H0USEFURN1SHING line . .  Give
us a call "We sell for less"  Knaack Bros.  1320 Commercial Street 
Successors to F . A. Alexander  .. KNAACKS have a KNACK of pleasing you .. 
FARM FOR SALE  This farm is even better than it listens and it listens more
like a snap  than any you have read for some time.  $6,400—120 Acres;
nearly all fenced with woven wire; on county road;  % mile from school;
about 50 acres clear without a stump, in pasture  and winter wheat; balance
all slashed, burned and in pasture; 2 fine,  never failing wells; excellent
orchard; new plastered house; large barn;  one good team; 4 cows; 2 hogs;
lots of chickens; 70 head of fine sheep,  besides lambs; 2 wagons; 1 buggy;
3 sets of harness; all kinds of farm  implements. Price only $6,400,
one-half cash. This place will make  good when you see it.  B A N N E R R E
A L T Y C O . Bellingham, Wash  SWEET GROCERY CO.  Reliable Dealers in 
Groceries, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables  "Sealshipt" Oysters Fresh Every Day 
1021 Elk Street .' .' .' Both Phones 217  It 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.  M 46 A 746
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HEAVY Hfl^DWflf?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 
MONTGOMERY'S  I s t b e p l a c e to bGy yodr FGel  or get yoCir Trdrjkjs
baCiled . .  PHONES 125 - - 1417 R. R. Ave
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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
--—«v  gt;, C "\ We teach Pitman,  the Normal ar- f '
—• gt; gt;/'^ ] fl » /V**~~~~~-S\^~~im gt;*. Graham and
Gregg  range with us to f 7^ J r**-—A^ \ "' \ Shorthand, Office  take
a course in ^ s ^ ( ^ /^As^f ^^ S ^~, sisn) f/ I Practice, Book- 
Shorthand, Type- ( ^jyvxfi/*^J/r/^Jrfl/2 I keeping and Fine  writing,
Bookkeep- V —^^^ySjps Z~JC1^C/ S V4LS / Penmanship  ing or Penmanship
\ —-" gt;' S  Send for Catalogue \^^^^ S Phone M 786 A 684  The
Leading Business School of the Northwest  Jack Martin's Waffle House  1221^
Dock St. Opposite Byron Hotel  E. H. Stokes Lady Assistant Telephones Main
 and LICENSED EMBALMERS  1146 Elk Street Office Open Day and Night
Bellingham, Wash  Mt. Baker Grocery  C. GRUE, Proprietor  429 West Holly
Street - Phones: Main 423—A 612  Sehome Hand Laundry  A. F. JOHNSON,
Proprietor  930 Elk Street - - Phones: Main 2532—A 646
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ADVERTISEMENTS  =%  Larson's Livery  and Transfer  ESTABLISHED IN 1 8 05  
1328.30 ELK STREET  Phones: flain 70; Home, A 670  4
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Loans  Real Estate  Insurance  Mortgages for Sale  Washington  H. I,. MUNRO
E. N. HASKBtl.  MUNRO   HASKELL  Hardware, Tinning,  Plumbing, Heating 
1163 ELK ST.  Telephone Main 12 A 312 - BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON  S R E C I A
L_  Tfpe Little Stadent Photos  50c. F gt;EZR  Just the thing for
exchanging with  your Normal friends  PORTRAITS OUR SPECIALTY  SANDISON
STUDIO  128^2 W. Holly St. . . . Phones: A 071—M 989  Try 01st way of
examinig  the eyes  You'll find it different than that of the  ordinary
opticians—it is decidedly more  thorough and scientific. We guess at 
nothing, but test each eye by every  method known to science before
deciding  upon the lenses needed. Try our way of  examining the eyes.  T T
" D T I M 3 T S M \ I Q OPTOMETRIST  X*tm l^fm XDJZ gt;JrvJZ gt;JLN.C2 O P
Messenger - 1911 April - Page [xxv]
1 9 11  SUMMER SESSION  STATE NORMAL SCHOOL  Bellingham, Washington  Jtme
J2—Six Weeks—July 2\  S  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  s*  I E.
T. MATHES,  g Principal
Messenger - 1911 April - Page [xxvi]
Please ]Mote  Jast Tl^ree Tfyngs  This store—the most complete
clothing  and haberdashery store for men, young  men and boys in town
— is rapidly  building a large business on these three  principles:
1—Prices lower than else­where.  2—Quality always the
best.  3 — Money back if anything goes  wrong. Don't you want to
trade in  such a store ?  We Sell ADLER—ROCHESTER  EDERHEIMER-STEIN 
Sunset Block. Two EntrancesPPPPP