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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MAY 18, 1902.
UTILE MARY MAC LANE" 13 THE
aSt'Lives in Montana and She Writes Thoughts of the Most Extra
' X ordinary Brand Some of Them Ought Not to Be Trinted
and Some of Them Are Very Good, Indeed.
is. publication that 'Is Just leaving the
ss or Herbert S. Stone & Co. of Chicago
spite ot the fact that there are many
rtgly Interesting things In the book, it
muns one or tho ort that Is best un
lished. Mary Machine Is a girl of 19.
id so far as the render has knowledge shi.
tells an absolutely true story of herself.
t!fQtedneS3 of the narrative Is such as to
if fee one to believe that the story Is, per
fcafs. after all, only fiction Particularly
4f'Jhls true when one finds the girl's s-tnte-
jnent "tnai it is a matter 01 supreme lnuit-
Hcrence to me whether my father. Jim r.Iac
piane of selfish memory, lUed or died, lie
Bothlng to me"
iThe story of Mary MacLane is best re-
Heel by the extracting process Take, for
Jcsqmple, these Introductory paragraphs:
''Butte. Mont.. Jan 11. 1901 I. of womankind
wad of 13 ear-. will now begin to et down as
MMI-airt frank a rortrayal as I am able of mj
mMj Mar MacLdne. for whom the world contains
IX, am convinced of this, for I am odd
Uun distinctly original Innate! and in devel
riplBent. tZ bave in me a quite unnsual Intensity of life
rjiae a marvelous capicllj for misery and for
I(n broad minded.
.lam a genius.
t'am a philosopher of my own good peripatetic
"jBb concluded early In the book that she
Uf'Ynotlier Marie Bashklrtseff, with the
exception' that she is a little more of genius
than her famous predecessor. This is what
he sajs on the subject:
Jla for that utrange notable, Marie Bah
kirteeff, je. I am rather like her in mani
kin!, as I've be-n told. But In most things I
Where she Is deep, I am dearer
When, si is wonderful In her intensitj, I
am mil more wonderful in mj intt-nrlt
'Where she had philosophy, 1 jm a phllosophe-
Where she had astonishing ani arid con
ceit, I have yet more astonishing vanltj and
Bat she, lorsooth, could Paint good pictures
and I what can I do?
fiae had a beautiful face, and I am a plain
featured, InslpnlMeant Utile nniiml
She was surrounded bj admiring, smpatheic
friends, and I am alone alone, though thcro
ire people ind reople
She was a genius, and stilt more am I a genius
JJIiti tattered with the pain ot a woman, young.
lAdi I suffer with the pain of a woman, joung
and alt alone
And so -It is
Alone; eome lines I have gotten to tlte rdse or
the world A step more anu 1 tall off I di not
takcMhe step I stand on the edge, and I suffer
Nothing, oh. nothing on the earth can suffer
like a VMinmn young and all alone'
Hrfore proceeding rarther with the Portray -)n'f
Mary Maclane. I will write out eomc
of her uninteresting history
I stasj horn In IsSI at v Innlpeg. in Canada
Whrthrr Winnipeg will yet live to be proud
ot this fact is a matter tor some conjecture.
Mls MacLanc seems to posses the Itch
for .ritlng She also walks, and she asserts
that scTubblng the kitchen floor has added
strength and gracefulness to her body.
N'ote this ptragrjph on the subject:
I Mrile every day Writing Is a necessity
like eating I do a little housework, and. on
he wholt. I am rather fond of It pome parts
of It. 1 l!slie dusting chairs, but I have no
aversion to scrubbing floors Indeed. I have
gained much of mj strength and gracefulness
ol lody fii m scrubbing the kitchen floor to sny
nothing of some tine points of philosophy. It
brings a certain energy to ono's body and to
But mostly I take walks far awav In the
ipen country. Dutte and Its immediate vlclnltr
aentjis ugly an outlook as one could wish
j cis. It is so ugly Indeed that it is near the
oeratcUon of uglln.ss And anything perfect,
or Jlcarly so. Is not to be despised I have
reached rome astonishing subtleties of concep
Uoiwa I have walked tor miles over the sand
J14) barrenness among the little hills and
ruWios. Their utter desolsteness Is an tneplra-
uu iv mt iuiik, luiiB uiuujrnis ana to me
wi wartime Every day I walkrover tire
ana barrenness .
iTSO. then mi ilfllK life eemo on Anllnnm
enOUah. ajld nOSSihlv to an nrHlnar r-
JtoiS a comfortable life.
1 TnoV lis may be
T nieil is on empty, damned weariness
nls In the morning, eat three meals: and
fwcBtJi'nnd work a little, read a little, write:
peosotue uninteresting people; go to bed.
I $n3kdav. ' rise In th.. mnmhp .. ihH.
BnosDsr-aBd walk: and work a little. i'ead a little.
IwnK'IfsT some uninteresting people; go to bed
Ajpuw I' rise in the moratng: eat three meals.
PKJk: and work a llttlt read a little, write:
-ana uninli resting people: go to bed.
rxaiira, aoullul Ilfel
dots for me. how It affects me. 1 on
r to norlrair.
atsPxftlng to rortrar.
MLst.'MacI.ino slnrs tho tisn.ni nnf. f
VMw.aU .u.j, v uiiw ine usual cnes
RJt8 and decn. In this connection
'"tltf iMhi ! A lUB.nfjvv n s41 .4 . j i .
CUf, b that thlm: which I am can I- be
Mvlra or a oecullar rax, crenina ami .
ut u-lifo lnobacurity In this uncouth, wartyed1
EoniMi town 7 - . .
i,11'? b JmpoMlblel It I thought th worW
lt "I1 "lu "ji rnai ror me oh.
?"W .tol Would I make an .nd oTSS ;
utu itxit nan! I ar 1 would. I am a.
NEWEST BASHK1RTSEFFIAN WONDER,
rhlloophr and a coward And It were Infinitely
better io die now In the high beatlnp rulse of
jouth than to drag on. iear after jear. eir
after j ear. and find oneslf at IiFt a stntmint
old woman, f-plrltlc-s hnpeless, -with declining
hod. a dM:MnlnK mind and nothing to look
Iwick ipon except the lslons of thlnss that
mli;lt hue been and tne vearine
I H-e the picture I --ee it plainlj. Oh. kind
IeIl. delier m from It
ISurtlj there inut-t I In a worll of nnnifold
neiutlful thlnt; som thing among thm for me
Ana alaj3 while 1 am Ftlll joung thefe 1
that dim light, the Tuture Hut it Is Indeed a
dim dim I'ght, and ofttlmes there treacherj
This rollings thins who writes beond
Jicr ear5 should hae been rdlted S-ie has
written out the evidence of a lot of dt-ep
thinking Take this paragraph, for in
stance: Ae think c progress wonderfullj in the aru
and sciences as one centurj follows another
"What dvt it amount to It doe not teach us
the all-Mli Jt doe not let us cea? to wonder
Iiat It it that sua art i. lino- nrmrs It In thil un
are kumg. n aoes noi team us wn the green i
- - ,-----.. - uxair "UM. " Wl 4 -''
Comes ncain to th- old old hills In Ihn mrlne
whv the b-nign balm o-Gllead thine wet anl
Fwcet after the rain wh the red nver falls to
ccme to the breast of the robin, the Hack to the
crow tV gra to the little wren, whv the sin.
ard barrenness lie stretch out around us. whj
th clouds Moat high above us, whv the moon
Ftands In the sk, night after night, whj th
mountalns and vallevs live on as th ears pass
The arts an i srlences go on ind on still w
wonler We have not jet centred to weep Anl
we buffer ctlll in 'fo even as t c sj(T"-ed In
1S)2 and SJ2
On the other nand, let us take -ntrh par
agraphs a? these which follow, fio hope
lesslv bad that one mun bell no that Marj
MacLanc fails to fully ,ippreciite her sub
ject: Eerjthlng it Justified If It gives mp Happi
ness The Devil has don me som great favors
be has made me without a conscience, anl
For which I thank thee. Devil
At leat I shall be able to take my ilappine"a
whn It com'-s even though the piles of nice
dirt inct Ions between It and me be mountains
Itut meanwhile, th world I sa. ind the peo
ple are nothing, nothing, nothing The splendid
catties, the strong bridges, thut we are bi llt'ing
are of tsmall moment We can only go down the
wide roadwav wondering and weplng anJ with
out whirr to lav our I eadf
Naturally enough, such an advanced
"1 WAS ALWAYS A GENIUS,"
DECLARES MARY MAG LANE.
Litcisir.i Xewcomer of Butte, llout., is a Most Extiaotdinaiy Young
Writer How She Won Faine Her Home Life in Xoi-thwe&t.
Butte, Mont . Slay 17 "Trum one to thir
teen ears I was a terror; from thirteen to
fourtem cars I was a person; from four
teen to fifteen 1 was a oung person; from
fifteen to sixteen I was a paragon; from
sixteen to setenu-en I was a perfect liilj ,
from fcvcnteen to eighteen I was an old
maid, and from efchteen to nineteen I was
a Renins, Of course, I was alwajs a genius;
these other characteristics were simply a
So said Mar Elizabeth MacLine, at
Butte. Mont., to me. This remarkable girl,
who haB Just come before the literarv world
in her book. "The Storj of Marj MacLane."
Is as erratic as her storj, nnd as much of
a puzzle to her family as to others
Tho jounfr authoress lives In Butte, on the
fashionable street. Excelsior avenue. She
makes her home with her mother, sister
and step'ather. and they occupy a modest
residence that has an air of comfort and
evidence of refinement.
In appearance this jounp. Inexperienced,
suddenb famous authoress Is good looking,
and. In spite of her claims to untidiness,
like her claims to sinfulness, there Is no evi
dence of it Miss MaoLane is of pleasant.
Unassuming manner, notwithstanding the
fact that her conversation Is filled with
statements and assertions of the most ego
tlsUcal nature, such as her repeated re
minders that she Is a genius, that she is
excessively odd, that she Is wicked, that
she Is lacking In principle and moral na
ture, that she has no virtue,' or that she
is 4. thief and a. liar.
Miss JlacLano Is of medium 'height, slen
der of build, witht light brown hair, and a
peculiar anil Indescribable, cold, grajlsh
ej e. Her manner Is Janculd and her con
versation Is not animated. In spite of the
Contrary Impression It would give in print,
Sh will say "I would like to steal your
purse." or "I would kill that man if I had
a gun." In tho same commonplace tone that
he would assume in observing thaCthe sun
Knew Her Hook Hod Merit.
When the object of the correspondent's
visit was made known the joung lady sank
down Into a chair with a wearied look on
her face and with the air of a. raartjr,
writer ns Mary MacLanc doc, not believe
in marriage. When Miss MacIano is hap
pily -wedded to s-ome chip she will probably
be heartily sorr that she ever wrote such
paragraphs ab follow:
I chall neer niake use of the marriage cJe
mon 1 htrehy register a low. Vei, to that
hen a man and a woman love one another
that U enough. That is marriage A religious
rite is sjpenluous. And if the man and woman
JUe together without the loe. no cframonj- In
th world can make it marriage The womin
who did this need not feel tin- ttniet bit bttter
thin her louist ei4ter In the streets Ii she not
lndrrd a Fttp lower, sunee he irctends to h
what she Is notplays the U'-tuou-i woman"
liilo the other unfortunate pretends not'ilng
h i wtaru lr nime on hr slece
If 1 were ubllged to U cne or thesa I woull
rither be si e who wears hr name on NT sltce
I teitairl would The kstr of two eilf. al
waj I can think of nothing In the world like the
utter I.tUen the paltrines- the contemptible
nc-c the degradation, ot the woman who is tied
down under u roof with a man who 1 reallj
nothing to her, who wears the mart's name, who
liars the mans clill Iren who plos the virtu
Heic follows a paragraph on the winder
Ins of a dln rested toul It doobn't happen
to hic much slRnlticarce other than
to how one of tlu inun form" in which
woriin mn be strung toirether: g
1M soul go-s tllndl EppMng, seeking, as-king
NoMilng answ-- I ci out attcr somo tinkm vn
Thins with ill tre strtngth of m b ing. eer
nene ond fibre In m joung, woman s bodv an 1
in j joung woman s soul react-ei. and strains in
angul-sh'd unret Kt times as I hurrj oier
m Tind and barrenne- all m life s manifold
ia'afons culminate In utter rage .-ind woe. Waxes
of intense hopeless longing rush oer me and
enelopo me round and round I heart, my
fejl. m mind ro wandering wandering, plough
ing their unj through darkness with neier a ray
of light, groping with heiples hands asking,
longing, wanting things, pursuod b a Demon ot
The lady alss eats an olive, and It
requires four napes to describe the delicious
sensations w hlch follow: Two or three
paragraphs will utllce to show the length
to which one maj grow up on acquiring an
I set mj teeth an I mj tongue upon tho olie
an I bite it It I-; bltur, silt delicious The
Filha rushes to meet it. and m tcngue Is a
happ tongue A the mor--el of clive recLs 'n
mj mouth and I erunchf-fi an I squeezed lufcious
lj amng m tt-eth, a ouIck, temporarj change
takes place In m charaeter. I think of fomi
adorable 1 nes of the iVrr-l in pntt; ' Gle ths.lf
up to Jos for th grief will le Indnite The stars
shall again meet together at tho same pilnt in
tr- firmament but of th body shall bricks le
made for a palace wall"
Oh. dear, sweet, bitter oMl! I as to mpelf
The bit of olhe stlpa dowm m rd gullet, and
so inf m t inncl" Tner" It meet- with nJo
ous welcomt- .ntri.' juftes leap ut from the
walls nnd swathe It In loilnx: mlrjc Mv
stomjch Is fmd of som- thing litter and Fait It
lavishes ilitterv and tndearment galore upjn the
olle It lauths In Unt dIls;ht It feels that
the dis It ha long waited for has come The
philo-ophv of m tcniach Is wholly epleurrar
L-t It n-re-.e but a tln bit of rille anl It will
reek not of the morrow nor of the pat It lis
olut'iousls. In the pm-ent It Is contert. It Is
I bite th olive again Azain the 1 ittr salt
crl-)P raihts m t ncue If th's be van!t
anlet 1ft it b- Th golden m ments nit Is
anl I heed them nt Fir am I not eomfortnblv
r-eatofl and eating an olUo' Go hnJ' our--lf.
imi who haxe nr he n crnfortabH --ea el an i
fating an lle Mv chTraetr evolves farther In
lis chanpe I am now bent on re"klccs .nualit
let liapren what will
Each of th chaptt-b In Miss Machine's
liool. K headtd v.ith the dale upon vvhch
it is vvittui The rhiptir for Fibrunrj
the iir&t is vtrv brief. b ing made up
of tb -u joint d w , I
IVrruarv 1 -Oh, the wretched, bitter lonell
ns rf me
In all the dep darkness on l the silence,
th re Is never a faint human light, mier a
II w ran I l-ear It how can 1 bear It'
l'trhftps the be-t chapter In Miss Mac-
Ltrie- book N that bo irintj date of March
S. This chapter might be regard? as an
effort at numor. but for th fact that It Is
rich In what the girl's readers must rcgird
as mere truths
March 8 There are seieral things in the world
for which I of wumankln 1 and 13 jears have con
ceived a forcible repugnance or rather, tho fed
inr was born in ne, I did not have t con-
Often mj mind chants a fervent litanj of Its
own that rurs somewhat like this
From women anl men who diFpene odors
of mu-k, from little bojs wltn long curls, from
the kind of peopl-vho call a woman s figure her
hape Kind Devil de Iier me
From all ?wect girls, from p-mllmcn" from
feminine men. Kin I Ivll deliver me
Irom black underclcthing and anv color but
white, from hlrs that wohtie as on walks, from
trfMnans v.Ith fl-h tes. from the bocks of Arch
lball O. (Sunter and Albert Ilo", Kind IVvil.
lYom the ort prsltert maldrning glances
of watei.art driver. Kind f I deliver in
From lMt thread &ti Kings, from round, tight
garters from trtlllant hras l-ebs. Kin I Devil,
From insipid swet win, from men who wear
mou-.t.rl - from the -fi of i rople that cill
bgs liinliH fioni lielnicglel whit petticoats.
Kin I Ihvfl d Uei nw
Fn m u: rij e hin.auas, irom Kithls ppopl,
from a wais'iine tint ;-ps up ir tue fruiit.
Kind I) vil dtllvtr m
From an ordlnarv in in. from a had stomacn,
bad ejo ard bnd ft Kin I Devil, deliver me
IYom red rote pap-cr, "rom a rhlncstone stuidei
comlt in jn hair, from wed lings. Kind Dvil.
From oodfifh balls, from frlo.t ci-trrt-int frlp.1
le-ef Ffnk, fried iork chops and fried French
toast, if Ind Devil, deliver me
From wax. flowers off n wedding cal e. under
V -----, .-..a --' --HJ- & t SSUail S-US- SVi J..
k.-i.s, inwn tnin -ojeci -nos. Irom tflDe-worms
iron, pwucgrapns percn-d up all oer mj liou-e.
Kind Devil, dihirr m,
rrom toft old tathelnrs and oft old widowers,
from anv mRcu ine tl ing that wears a pile
blue necktie, from rgonizlng clocutionMi who re
cite Curf-w thill ot King To-Mght ' nnd
The Mpi That Touch I-'quor shall Never Touch
ilir mm a salvation Ainj singing hj-nns In
slang Kind Devil deliver me
1 rom people who persist In railing m good
bodv ineie vlk clav . from Idiots who appear
to know all about me and enjoin me rot to bathe
mv eves li hot wntT Ince It hu-ts th-Ir ovin
frrm fool- vvh tli ne whit I 'want" to du:
K Ind Dev I' V Ilv er me
I rom rlasant ild ladies who tell a gret
manj urlnter.-ttng o'.virus II"1, from men v tth
vtatch chains drai e 1 nro their mid lies, from
rome paintings cf the nil masters which I am
unable to appreciate, from side saddles Kind
Devil deliver me
rrom the kind of man who sings Oh Promise
Me' -who s'ngt, at It, frum corstlj ated dress,
rankers from popc ho den't wah thlr hair
cften enough Kind Devii, d liver me
Kicm a servant girl with fal teeth, from per
fms who mak- a regular practice of rubbing
ollv mixtuies irto their fartF from i bed that
sinks in the middle, K.n 1 Devil deliver me.
And so en and en and on And in each p
tl Ion I am dtepl "Int. re Hut, Kind Devil
onlv Iring me 1 ipnlne s and I will mon- than
willlnglv I e amoved lv all tnee things Ilapp
ns ro two daj KIrd Devil and then If vou
will languisi n- widows I'sle-tbread stockings
anything for tn rejt of m life
And hurr Kind I)vJl praj for I am wear.
vanished n.s the conversa-
Were 3 on not surprised. Hiss MacLane.
when jour book nas accepted and put Into
print to qulcklj?' she was asked.
O'l. no." she replied "I knew the book
would be accepted for. although no one cm
bo expected to understand it. It being tho
work of a genius, still 1 knew ihut it had
literarv mrr't and would be publish, d
J.'ss MacLanc resented the designation of
her book a-, i d'arj "It Is not a diary."
she said It Is a portraal-a portraval
," "I0"1, a cmniunlon with mj Inner
selfdurlng a period of three months.
"lou mako such frequent references to
perfect lad.es In jour book and writings.
Will ou please te.l me what jou mean by
a -perfect ladj-?" Ml MacLanc was
'VelV said he, "a perfect lady Is one
th-it wears a llk petUcoat and calls on her
fr ends and sips tea and eats little cakes,
all the while talking about oh, such shock
ing things, in a tragical whisper."
The subject of the book was reverted to.
When askea when she first discovered the
spark of genius within herself she replied-
"Sinco I was 3 jears old I analjzed my
self, but it was only two jears ago that I
began to write. I know mi self, oh. so
well I am a genius.
"The MacLanes are a strange family. I
have an aunt from whom I inherit my na
ture. She vas not a genius, but her life
was one of bitter disappointment from be
ginning to end. and so will mine be. I can
look at her and sue how I will look when I
Satlxneil to Be Unhappy.
It vas suggested to the morbid young
woman that she bad it in her power tS
ch.?n,c'Th,er '"? b" changing her thoughts
Oh, I do not mind," he replied- "It Is th
inevitable There is no hapfuYess for mi I
cannot get away from mjself. I am bound."
Miss MaoLane said sho did rot expect to
mike a fortune from her book ";JW";,-'' l"
"There is no publisher who would let an
author make & rortuno out of a book. Thev
would cheat vou out of your eyes."
She glanced down at a purse King- In tha
visitor s lap and said, quite unexpectedly:
5.V JJfre,not 'klnS I would steal that
pocketbook. for r have no morals. I Jim
absolutel j. without principle, and I care
Ymtlifn, fnp limitation M iT. - .... ..
llnbSttoth? "cfthaY Unde? rt" t mentioned In the & "of the eon
un0 mil lor 111c met that she rencats them I tenia r tho hs,nv i, iv;i, ..1 . .
. ,. -...- .., , iwie no vjnue.
andXey ha"d bten fi I
LADIES ATTEND THE COOK
ING SCHOOL Every Day, 2
to 4 P. M. Menu tor the Week
la To-Day's Star.
A Special Sale
of Chatelaine Bags.
A large assortment in
Seal, Morocco, Alligator,
Texas Steer and 'Walrus,
with patent clasps, sonic
plain and some mounted tops,
will be placed on sale Mon
day at 50c each.
Wrist Bags, with inside pocket, Wal
rus in arietv of colors and pietty
mountings, SOc each.
Two new styles in
Ladies' Belts, the
Royal Extension and
the Coronation. They
arc very stylish and popular and
are perfect fitting, made of silk,
satin and elastic and in a va-riet-
Royal Extension Bells, $1.25 to $3.50
Coronation Belts, 75c to $1.50.
carved leather card
holders -with strap
- -" to attach to your
traveling bag; SOc kind, 25c
We show a very
1 a r jr e assort
ment of tine
at icry low prices.
Dinner A'nvcs and Forks, Ropers
celebrated 1S47, set of 6 each, S3 50.
Fruit Knhes. best triple pUte, hind
some ptttcru, set of 6, $1.50.
Pearl Handled te.i or dessert knives,
heavily plated, stt of G, $4 75.
Knives that Cut; not all siher-plated
knives uilt ctit, but our celebrated
K. K will cut like i steel knife; 6
each knnes and forks, in oak case,
24-piece Sets fer $7.50, C knives,
6 forks, 6 tablespoons, 6 teaspoons
Rogers' goods of fine quality in
handsome leatherette case make a
beautiful and useful present, $ 7 50.
Teaspoons, a very handsome design
in Rogers' teaspoons, good wearing
quality, $1.75 dozen.
Tablespoons, to match, Jj dozen, $1.75.
Teaspoons, Rogers' celebrated 1847, in
beautiful designs, dozen, $1.45.
The clock that
tion and keeps perfect time, in
handsome oak or mahogan3' case,
size 14x12 inches, a handsome
mantel clock, SW.OO.
The Anniversary Clock runs 400 days
with one winding, makes a beautiful
gift, price $20.
A good Alarm Clock for 60c.
A better Alarm Clock for 75c.
The best Alarm Clock made $1.35.
The Yankee Watch $1, ju-,t the thing
to take on a hunting and fishing
tnp, leave jour better one at home.
Itor In fact. the were de!icred in such I
a set. stereoUDcd fahlon that one could '
almost believe thev were of her stock in
"1 suppose jou will write another book,
since vou have had such succi in getting
jour first one befcre the pub'lc'7 she w is
"Oh, jes; I t.hall hive a literarv career,
but I shall never write of anthin but
miIf I have attiintd an egotism that Is
rare indeed, but I am 1 genius I am mor
bid and cannot get awaj from my
Mlfs MacLanc repeated tint he had no
virtue and that she was, licking in morals
"But, Mis MacLane. jou are .1 virtuous
"Yes. in the negative." "he replied 'But
if the proper temptation should come I
would fall "
"Do jou have the sensations that you de
scribed In vour book?"
"I certainly do," said tho erratic soul
In repli to the question whether she had
etr ten an man who resembled her
devil, she said-
"No; there are onl a few real devils, al
though manj counterfeits."
"Well. no.. tell me." I urged, "with vour
fondnf-s for the devil ami jour longing for
-judicious badness,' do jou ever feel real
Felt U!.e Shooting; a Itrpiirtrr.
"Yes," she responded, "if I had h id mj
nistol the other nlirlil I wmild hive shot the
reporter who called on me from one ot the j
iocii papers; uut 1 uici not hive it
MIsh MacLane confesses to one stringe
mil inn' tia'-slon her loe for a former
girl schoolmate. She sajs she thinks of
the joung ladj night and dij. and for a
long time -ne "ent her three letters a dnj-;
but tho object of her affection dfcclved her
In that bhe discussed her peculliritlcs with
other "ehoolimtes" Miss MacLane now
thinks of her glri "weetheait In secret.
"Of course," she added "I think most of
mjself, but I cannot get her out of my
She claims to have but one true friend
nnd thinks tint fiieuuohip might hive been
blighted had not the obiect moved awiy
from Butte This Is the lad spoken of in
her book, belrc the onlv character men
tioned besides Miss MicLane and her dev II
Speaking of her book, the authoress said:
-enere is a vein 01 numor running an
through it. but of course It Is of the kind
tint loives a bad taste In jour mouth"
She did not intend her book to be sensa
tional, and she objects verj much to the
newspapers calling it erotic. There is a
sort of litany In her work in which she
calls upon the "good devil" to deliver her
from her various grievances
"There Is one plague that I should have
added to my litany, and that is "Good devil,
deliver me from the newspapers,'" she
When asked about her habits In writing,
Mls MacLane said: "I use a pencil when
I don't use a pen. and I do not write on a
table or desk. I usually "hold the piper In
my lap I prefer scraps to large, clean
sheets of paper. Scraps give more freedom
"I scrub twice a week, make beds, w.i"h
d'shes. sweep and dust, and so on. and do
rot mind It." she said in speaking of her
dtlly life outside of her ltterarj- work
After this remark she suddenly said:
"Oh. let us talk about something else
say, beefsteak and onions."
Miss MaoLane was verj' gracious In al
lowing herself to be photographed, but
when It was suggested that her mother
should sit near her. she quickly declined
to have her picture taken with her mother.
In an Cnlnmc to Her Mother.
Before the interview with Miss MacLane
thora was time for a few words with her
mother. Mrs Klenze. who confessed that
her daughter was an enigma to her. She
said she had always been "queer" from her
childhood. She could not understand her
daughter and was In ignorance of the fact
mat suo jmu wneren a book until sne saw
JWSg '' Insanliy
Dinner Do you need a new
Dinner Set, or do you
expect to purchase a
wedding present at any time in
the next few months? You can
save enough on any Dinner bet
in this list to make it pay j-ou to
buy now. Every one is worth at
least one-fourth more than the
of 100 pieces,
tion, very neat and ssr iceable, only
Another, larger shapes and a little pret
tier decoration, 100 pieces, only S7.UU.
A set as illustrated, 100 pieces, hand
some shapes, floral decoration in 3
colors, and liberallv gold-traced: a
very pretty set and a genuine bar
An l.nglis'i set of finest quality semi
porcelam, undergUze decoration in
blue or green, consisting of (lower
sprays and looped ribbon, the shapes
are very graceful; 113 pieces, includ
ing Hrge platters and soup tureen,
only S9 00.
An English set, 112 pieces, including
large casserole and cover dishes on
feet; delicate twining floral border on
tinted ground, and everv piece in set
gold-tracid, oul $10.00.
A 100 - piece
ornament 1 1
slnpes and handles, be-uit'ful flower
dicor.itions and gold tracings, 4 de-
loice $12. aO.
A 100 piece set,
or turkey plat
ter, very crettv
shapes; the dec
orations are hand-paiuted and very
tfftctive; hindles are gold-incrusted;
one oi the prettiest sets and worth
20, choice of 4 decorations $16.50.
Limoges China 103 pieces, soup tu
reen and cover dishes on 4 feet,
handsome new shapes, hind-painted
decorations, ins, carnation or wild
geranium, many pieces decorated in
side and out, handles and feet richly
gold-incrusted, a very attractive set,
Havlland China 100 pieces, very
dainty flonl decorations m delicate
colors, richly gold-incrusted handles;
manj pieces decorated inside and out;
a realh beautiful set and worth 35,
for $25 00.
Pou at China Very pretty shapes,
decoration consists of large hand-
paiuted flower sprays, enriched with
coin gold, 111 pieces, for $30.00.
Hailand China Beautiful floral
sprays, gold chain borders, gold-in-crusted
aud traced handles, 114
pieces, a verv complete and desirable
The lorcgoing only gives a hint of the
variety of Dinner Sets in our stock. We
have scores of others, and prices range
up to $650.00.
Of her mother. MSs MacLane said: "She
Is .1 prftct "fanner to me. She docs not
undeiatnnd me. She is nothing to me. My
father Wat ihe aime of selfishness"
Her ui corgenial life at home is ono of her
favorite sublets, and her utter Indifference
to her parents is verj mirked henaked
onco If --he would not feel bid if her mother
were taken awav, she looked out of the
.vlndow and replied:
"Well, I suiio-c I would miss her; I
would miss tv u telegraph pole which has
ben standing there for jears if it were
Miss MaeLano has lhed with her parents
in Butte for the last ten jears. Since her
graduition from high school, where she
vas nlwajs looked upon b) her schoolmites
and teicher-j as eccentric, she has never
mised an oppo'tunltv to display her eccen
trlcitj She l regarded bj some as Insane,
bj others as a poser, while some of her ac
quaintances diclaro she Is cunning and art
ful. ulr? ner peculiarities in an exaggerat
c I waj at, a means to. get before the pub
lic. Ilungrra Only for fnme.
She h is one greit ambition.
"I want fame," sij., this erratic person.
"I want to w rite to write such things as
compel the admiration of the world at
large; such things as are written but once
in jears, things !,ubtlj but distlnclj differ
ent from the books written evcrj daj. I
can do this Lot me but strike the world in
a vulnerable spot and I can take It UJ-
I.et me but win my spurs, and then.
m good people, jou will see me. of wom
ankind and joang, vnlllantlj astride nf 1
charger, riding down the world, with fame
following at the charger's heels and tho
It Is onlj bj her voluble tongue that one
sets an Insight, whether correct or not, in
to this girl 3 character. She takes a long
walk everj daj, and her favorite stroll Is
to ome old abandoned shaft on the out
skirts of the eltj, where she loves, so she
sajs, to lian oitr and gaze Into the "deep
still darkness, below." fcometlir.es these ro
mantic spots will eall forth poetrj from
In conversation this joung authoress Is
an tiling but complimentary nnd has a
habit of asking verj- direct questions. Not
long ago she lucosted a ladj- with:
".ro tbose tails on jour boa artificial or
real?" Artificial.' 1 am so glad, for I hato
real things and I detest a perfect ladj-."
A joung m?n who called to see her a
short time ago was startled by the ques
tion: "Are jou a nice voung man or a devil?"
and when he qulcklv disclaimed any af
tlnitj to the last-named individual, she ex
claimed: "Oh, I like devils!"
Clnlnin A Ice an Her Ideal.
She claims for herself all the vices in the
calendar, but those who know her say she
leads a verj uneventful life. She is wont to
saj- she Is a thief and a liar, but withal a
genius. &he had been heard to remark: "1
would as soon tell a lie as ent mj- dinner.
In fact I am coinc to the rieell ns fn.st ns
I can. Some call it the demnltlon bow-wows
It's all the same After I am dead I shall
be herded along with the goats."
Her usual way of showing her peculiari
ties to a stranger Is to announce:
"I am a genius. I care nothing for jour
opinion; jou aro nothing to me. You have
onlj- a glass heart, and anj- one can see
through you; but I am a genius; that Is suf
ficient. Nobodj understands me, but I un
derstand mjself. I know mjself; is that
not enough? I have attained an egotism
that is rare indeed All this constitutes od
dity, and I am quite, quite odd! But I am
alone, alone, for nobodj- understands me. A
genius is never understood. It has always
been so. ana it will always be so." M
A short time ago Miss MacLane's picture
appeared in one or the newspapers, nnd the
circumstances caused her to remark:
"Heretofore I have been wont to set my
Intrinsic value at precisely four cents. You
maj If you like, call It presumptuous in me
to value my poor miserable 'bone and rag
and hank of hair at such a sum. Possibly
it is, considering that I reckon the worth of
the ordlnarj human atom at a cent and a
half. That, also, is as it may be. But now
We received some
Marbles last week,
'exhibiting all the
grace and beauty for which the3-
are so famous. There are many
sizes, from small busts at S4.50.
S7.30, $11.00. up to large full
figures at $115.00 and 130.00.
We invite you to come and enjov
them and make your selection it
you so desire.
For a wed-
ding or other
Glass Vases, gift nothing
" """ " could be more
desirable than one cf these beau
tiful new vases, just arrived.
They are the new. low, broad
shape, and the cuttings are very
deep and rich, giving brilliant
7 in. wide and G in. tall, $10.75.
2 in wide and 10 in. tall, $33 00.
Sizes between; $14.00, $17.00 and
Steins. So many kinds of
Steins are here that
detailed description is impossi
ble. The decorations include:
Hunting Scenes, Drinking
Scenes, Love Scenes, Musical
Subjects, Playing Cards. Humor
ous Faces and maivy others,
some in stoneware, repous-,e ef
fects, others hand painted, all
The prices begin at 35c, 50c, 75c, aud
go up to $io uu.
Toilet New shape-., floral under-
glaze decorations, stippled
Sets colored edges, choice of sev-
eral colors, 12 pieces, in
cluding jar, $4.00, or without jar,
Toilet Sets, very neat shape, heavy
gold rolled edges and stippling and
decorated with hand-painted large
floral sprajs, roses, poppies or vio
lets, 12 pieces, for $6.25.
Toilet Set, as illustrated, very pretty
shapes, decorations, morning glory
clusters on delicate tinted ground,
gold tracing, 12 pieces, $8 90.
Toilet Set, new handsome shape, deco
rations, large Mowers, on delicate
green-tinted ground, richly gold
traced, a beautiful set, $9.50.
13 pieces, decorat
ed, with maiden
hair fern and lor-
get-me-nots, gold leaves and stipDling,
Ice Cream Set, Havlland China, very
pretty shapes, oval tray, decorations,
edges of gold lace over green (or red)
and wide border of hand-painted pink
flower sprays and flower center, $11.50.
Very many others up to $45 per set,
and henceforward pray remember mv valuc
Is six cents exactlj."
Her favorite authors are Marie Louise
Poole. Victor Hugo. J. T. Trowbridge Al
bert Boss and Carlyle. Tho value of Albert
Boss, she sajs. Is about two cent, while
she estimates Victor Hugo at two dollars
and slxtj-five cents This seems her Idea
of measuring Intellectual worth.
Sometimes Miss MacLane will send letters
to acquaintances who chance to be out
when sho calls Not long ago a woman of
literurj abllitj In Butte was the recipient
of one of these strange missives It ran
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FORESTS of NORTHERN CANADA.
Tho Corn-nelds of the United States will fuml'h the future PtLP for th
Paper and Allied Trades of This Country.
The pulp timber of tho United States is practically gone. To bring wood pulp from
Canada Is too expensl e M
Over 75 Million Tons
Of cornstalks aro raised and waited each year
waste furnishes the tft tlbr knonn. and ma
NATIONAL FIBER &
Are by their
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It Is another far reaching examp'e of III -PKO DUCTS of oakln a sa m
tonnage uterui and vaiuacie
NATIONAL KIIICR AMI CELLULOSE
Ins plants and offers a portion of Its 5tock
The reception accord-d this stock bj the pnbllc has been unusually eentroua. sad tha
aHotment offered at JIM per share is about exhausted By resolution of tho Board of Dt.
rectors the Mock will l ndanced on MK SSth to JLM per share. """" "
lowna and cltlea throughout the p "".
are neeotlntlnc for tho hull line of plants In their localities
ShI?,Ii?. Pr,B understand what the wood pulp shortage means, and aro taklnr nhuv.
taite ot thu. unusual opportunity tn Invest In this exceptional enteiWlse. """
Prudent hnestors aro a.ked to thoroughly Investigate our Machinery. Patents Tro.
ss. ahwurproduets ot l'apr. Pulp. Iloiboard and all matters pertaining to this Coe
A carefully written booklet with Illustrations, statistics and valuable data ihowtnir r.nJ '
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Our enterprise needs no misrepresentations nor exaggerations. TVe are In a nrocnnln
builnes" with capable and experienced men to handle it, with thoroughly practical tlr?
ed machinery to work with, a.t nuaniltle of the raw material at hand to work n Si
an unlimited market for our finished product- Tho troth about our enterprise t?th2r.S:
our strongest advertisement anl recommendation. curprise is tnarsfou
Profits to Investors.
The profits to Investors In th Cottonseed industry have been enormon
The rroflts to Imc-ton In th Linseed lndutry t-no been enonniii
The profits to investors In the Glucoso Industry have been enormoni
The profits to Investors in Starch have been enormous ""''-
The profits to investors in NATIONAL FIBER & CEL
LULOSE CO. will be more than all.
lBl5S'eS5lSn"W 'a Co""1" ,B UmM"3- s ' Hi. market for pulp, feed ana eel.
ReseeIftMonIc?- th ' """''"' a,!anC" tTOm M to M P share May 28th.
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OF SEASONABLE HOUSE
well -seasoned Golf
Ealkiof fine quality.
By a very 'large and
we are able to offer them at al-
most half price in dozen lots
only. This is a good opportun
ity toget a suppl- beforet v ou go
awavffor the summer.
The base-ball bargain
counter proved quite an
attraction last week.
"-" This week it will con
tain manj more things equally
good and cheap as those that sold
so rapidly last week.
Men's Buckskin "Reach" fingerglovc,
with web thumb, $1.25. Boys', 75c.
Boys' Catchers' Mitt, with deep
pocket and patent heel,!2Jc.
Cbsst Protectors, boys' size, $1.00,
Masks, boys' size, 25c, 40c, 50c and
Toe and Heel Plates for base-ball
shoes, 20c, 25c and 40c pair.
,A full line of Reach Base-Ball. Mitts and
Uloves, oc to 50 .
Louisville Slugger Bats, 75c.
Louisville Slugger, Jr., 15c.
"Junior League," the best boss' baio
French Brier GenuinelFrench
" . Brier, either
Pipes. natural or stain
ed and mouth
pieces celluloid, "bone or amber
ine, straight or the new bull-dog
shape, choice 2Sc each.
French Brier Pipes' with patent bone,
push bit to facilitate cleaning, 3Sc
French Brier Ppeswith genuine jam
ber mouthpieces SOc each, or in
leatherette case 75c.
Extra Selected French Brier with
large genuine amber mouthpiece
many stj les, including the latest col
lege shaped?, or moreanassive-'shajes
French Brier with genuine amber
mouthpiece and gola mountings, In
real leather plnsh lined case, $2.
3Iany others in handsome cases, $2.50,
$3 and $3.50.
Meerschaum Pipes with genuine am
ber mouthpieces, all in handsome
cases, $4.50, $5, $5.50 o $7.30.
Cameras and Kodaks,
80c to $150.00.
Tripods. 75c. $1.25
P&rk Room L&mpi,
oil, double glass. 45c
Candle burning lamps, I5c,
Printing Frame, extra strong; 4x5, 15c
Graduates, 4 oz., accurate, 10c
Focusintf Cloth, light proof, light
weight, 25c square yard.
Meta.1 Racks, all-size negatives, 20c.
Zinc Washing Boxes, 4x5 and 5x7, 45e.
Brass Ovals and Circles, all sizes, 25c
"You were out to-day when I called, so
I will send vou this letter. I like to think
of jou. although jou are of no Interest to
me. It is onlj- that jou make me think
of a large dish of freshly made fudge or a
ripe red tomato, a rare, tender porter
house bteak. a wide expanse of open green
countrj'. You quiet mj- restless soul. You
are like a sood dinner, well served, or a
plite of Ice cream on a warm day. Tou
jourself are nothing to me Tou have no
literarv abllltv, and I am a genius, so
how can I fee anj- Interest In j-ou?"
In this strain the letter continues for sev
la tho United States This InexhauiUbU
COMPANT la building machUwry for MUbUlh.
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