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Mary Mac Lane Still the Sensation of the Hour
FROM one to thirteen years I
was^a terror; from thirteen to
fourteen years I wag a y>ung
person; from fifteen to sixteen
- a paragon; from sixteen to seven
! was a perfect lady, from s-rv-inteea
to eighteen I was an old maid, and from
eighteen to nineteen I was a genius;
Of course I was always a genius;
other characteristics were simply a
So said Mary Elizabeth Mac Lane. at
Butte, Mont., to me. This remarkable
girl, who has just come before the lit
erary world :n her book, "The Story of
Mary Mac Lane," is as erratic as her
story, and as much of a puzzle to her
family as to others.
The young authoress lived in Butte.
on the one fashionable street. Excelsior
avenue. She makes her home with her
mother, sister and stepfather, and they
occupy a modest residence that has an
air of comfort and evidence of refine
In appearance this young, inexperi
enced authoress is good locking, and, in
spite of her claims to untidiness, like
her claims to sinfulness, there is no evi
dence of it. Miss MacLar.e is of pleasant,
unassuming manner, notwithstanding the
fact that her conversation is filled with
statements and assertions of the most
egotistical nature, such as her repeated
reminders that she is a genius, that she
is excessively odd, that she is wicked,
that she is lacking in principle and moral
nature, that she has no virtue, that she
i 3 a thief and liar.
Miss Mac Lane is of medium height,
slender "build, with light brown hair, and
a peculiar and indescribable, cold, gray
ish eye. Her manner is languid and her
conversation is not animated, in spite of
the contrary impression it would give in
print. She will say. "I would like to
steal your purse," or "I would 101 l that
man if i had a gun" in the same com
monplace tone that she would assume
!n observing that the sun was shining-.
Knew Her Book Had Merit.
When the object of the correspondent's
visit was made known the young lady sat
down into a chair with a "wearied look en
her face, and with the air of a martyr,
which, however, vanished as the conver
sation progressed.
"Were you not Baptised, Miss Mac Lane,
when your book was accepted and put in
to print so quickly" she was asked?
"Oh, no," she replied. "I knew th.>
book would be accepted, for, although no
one can be expected to understand it, it
being the work or a genius, still I knew
that it had literary merit and would be
Miss Mac Lane resented the designation
of her book as a diary. "It is not a
diary," she said, "it bs a portrayal—a
J.yal of my .soui; a communion with
my uiner seii during a rAriod of three
'-' 'You make such frequent references to
perfect ladies' in your book and writ
ings. Will you please tell me what you
mean by a 'perfect lady?"" Miss Mac-
Laire was asked.
•■Weil," said she, "a perfect lady 13
on_- that wears a silk petticoat and calls
on her friends and sips tea and eats lit
tle cakes, all the while talking about—
oh, such shocking Bhlngs, in a trasrieat
%"t of the book -was reverted
• . t discover
- - . . ■■ ... herself she
".Since I was three years old I analyzed
n»yseif, but it was only two years ago
that 1 began to write. I know myself.
on. so well, I am a genius.
"The MacLanea are a strange family.
I have an aunt from -whom I inherit my
nature. She was not a genius, but her
litr* was one of bitter disappointment from
beginning- to end, and so will mine be I
can look at her and see bow I will look
v. hen 1 get old.' 1
Satisfied to Be Unhappy.
: iggested to the morbid young
I it In her power to
ge her life by changing her thoughts
Oh. I don't mind," she replied. '-It la
th.- inevitable. There is no happiness fur
me. I cannot g-tt away from myself. I
am bo .
Mac Lane sail sh<? <3:\ rot expect
ie a fortune from her book.
There is no publisher who would let
an ?uthor make a fortune out of a book
Uhey would cheat you out of you" eyes '•
glaooed down at a purse lying in
the visitor s lap and said, quite unex-
IKCtedry: "If you were not lookir? I
. steal that pocketbook, for I have
no morals. I am absolutely without
.pie, and I care nothing for reputa
tion i have no virtue."
These remarks might have sounded
startling but tor the fact that she repeats
them to everyone she comes in contact
with, and they had been heard be'ore
by her visitor. In fact, they were deiiv
in such a set, stereotyped fashion
•ne could almost believe they were
of her stock in trade.
"I suppose you will write -mother book,
y->u have had such success i.
tins your first one before the oublic
"Oh. yes; I shall have a literary ca-
reer. but I shall never write of anything
but myself. I have attained an egotism
that is rare indeed, but I am a genius.
I am morbid and cannot get away from
mv thoughts."
Miss Mac Lane repeated that she had'
no virtue and that she was lack: in
I. Miss Mac Lane, you are a virtu
8. in the negative," she replied
"But if the proper temptation »fi
T would fall."
"Do yon have the sensations that you
describe in your hook?"
•T certainly do." Raid the erratic soul.
In reply to the question whether sh^
had ever seen any man who resembled
levtL she said:
"No; there are only a few real deviis
:<h many counterfeiti."
• Weil, now tell me." I urged, -'with
fondness for the d?vil and your
ng for 'judicious badness,' do you
eser feel real wicked?"
Felt Like Shooting a Reporter.
"Yes," she resnondel, " if I ha-i had
my pistol the other night, T would have
Bhot the reporter who called on me fiom
one of the local papers; bat I did not
: it."
Miss Maclvane confesses to on« strange
ana mad passion—her love lor a former
Sirl schoolmate. She says she thinks of
the young lady nijht and day, and for a
Lake 1 f\n
Hats lUC
508 Pure White Shaving Bats
for the lake, for boating, for
fishing, etc., Monday only 16c.
Stronge & Warner Co.,
Seventh and Minnesota Sts,
long time she £»nt h»r three letters a
day, but the object of her affection de
ceived her in that she discussed her pe
ties with other schoolmates. Miss
MftoTjne now thinks of her giri sweet
heart in £-»:ret.
•■«>t eooae, abe added. "I think most
of myself, but I cannot get her out of
my mind.''
She claims to have but one true friend
and thinks that friendship might have
been blighted had not the object moved
away irom Butte. This is the lady
: of In her book, being the r.niy
character mentioned, besides Miss Mao-
Lane and her devil.
Speaking- of her book, the authoress
said: "There is a vein of humor running
?li through it. but of course it is of ttie
kind that leaves a bad taste in your
She did not intend her book to be sensa
tional, and she objects very much to tne
newspapers calling it erotic. There is
a sort of litany in her work in which
she calls upon the "good devil" to de
liver her from her various grievances.
•'There ia one prayer that I should
have adued to my litany, and that is.
'Good devil, deliver me from the jtews
papera," " she said.
When ask<vj about her habits in writ
ing, Miss Mac Lane said: "I use a pencil
when I don't use a pen, and I <lo not
write on a table or desk. I usually hold
the paper in my lap. I prefer scraps
to large, clean sheets of paper. Scraps
give more freedom of thought.
"I scrub twice a week, make beds,
wash dishes, sweop and dust, and so on.
ari«l do not mind it." she said in sp'-akmg
o£ her daily life outside of her lite;ary
» ork.
Ar'te-r this remark she suddenly said:
"Oh, let us talk about something tlse—
say. beefsteak and onions."
Hiss Mac Lane was very gracious in
allowing herself to be photographed, but
when it was suggested that her m.-ther
should sit near her she quickly declined
to have her picture taken with her
Is an Enigma to Her Mother.
Before the interview with Miss Mac-
Lane there was time for a few words
with her mother, Mrs. Klenze, who con
fessed that her daughter was an enigma
to her. She said she had always been
"queer" from her childhood. She couli
not understand her daughter and was
In ignorance of the fact that she had
written a book until she saw it men
tioned in the papers. Of the contents of
the book she is still ignorant. Mrs.
X! i.-i? said there had not been insanity
In the famiy on either side.
Of her mother. Miss Mac Lane said:
"She is a perfect stranger to me. She
does not understand me. She is nothing
to me. My father was the acme of self
ishness." .. .
Her uncongenial life at home 13 one of •
her favorite subjects, and her utter indiff
erence to her parents is very marked
When asked once if she would not feel
bad if her mother v. ere taken away, aha
looked out of the window and replied
"Well, 1 suppose I would miss her; I
would miss that telegraph pole which
has been standing there for years if
it were taken away."
Miss McLane has lived with her parents
in Erntte for the las', ten years. Since her
graduation from h!gh school, where she
was always looked upon by her school
mates and teachers as eccentric, she has
never missed an opportunity to display
her eccentricity. She is regarded by some
as insane, by others as a poser, while
tome of her acquaintances declare she 13
cunnnlngr and artful, using her peculiari
tJTge? SSggE^Sg a means
Hungers Only for Fame.
She has one great ambition.
•I want feme." says this erratic person
I want to write—to write such things as
compel the admiration of the world at
large, such things as are written but
once m years; thing subtly but distinctly
different from the becks written every
?trJ f^ ndo this*, ***■ me but strike
the we rid in a vulnerable spot and I
can take it by storm. Let me but win.
ray spurs, and then, my good people
you will see me. of womankind and
young:, valiantly astride a charger rid
ing flown the-world, with fame following
at the charger's heels and the multitudes
It is only by her vcluble tongue that
ore gets an insight, whether correct or
net, into this girl's character. She takes
a. lon S i walk every day, and her favorite
stroll Is to some old abandoned shaft
on th 3 outskirts of the city, where she
loves, so she says, to lean ever and graze
into the "deep, still darkness below "
Sometimes these antic spots will call
forta poetry from her soul.
f^nvW 6*?! 1? 011 th, is youn authoress
is anything but ccmplln er.tary and has a
habit of asking very direct questions.
rsot long ago she accosted a lady with
", rothO TSe tails on ycur boa artificial
or real? I am so glad, for I hate real
things and I detest a perfect lady "
A young man who called to see her a
short time ago was startled by the ques
"Are you a nice young man or a devil?"
and v/hen he quickly disclaimed any af
finity to the last naired individual - she
exclaimed: "Oh. I like devils."
Claims Vice as Her Ideal.
She claims for herself all the vices in
the calendar, but those who know har
say she leads a very uneventful life She
is wont to say she is a thief and a' liar,
but withal a genius. She had been heard
to remark: "I would as soon tell a lie as
eat my dinner. In fact I am going to the
devil as fast as I can. Some call it th*
domnition bow-wows-it's all the same.
A"£ r >l am dead I shall be herded alon<j
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 your
opinion; you are nothing to me. You
have only a glass heart, and any one can
see through you; but I am a genius: that
is sufficient. Nobody understands me but
I understand myself. I known myself- is
that not enough? I have attained 'an
egotism rare indeed. All this constitutes
oddity, and I am quite, quite odd! But I
am alone, alone, for nobody understands
me. A genius is never understood. It
has always been so. and it will always be
so. •
A short time ago Miss Mac Lane's pic
ture appeared in one of the newspapers,
and the circumstance caused her to re
mark: _.
Heretofore I have been wont to set my
intrinsic value at precisely four cents. You
may. if you like, call it presumptuous in
me to value my poor miserable 'bone and
rajg and hank cf, hair' at such a sum. Pos
sibly it is, considering that I reckon th*
•worth of the ordinary human atom at a
cent and a half. That, also, is as it may
be. But now and henceforward pray re
member my value is six cents exactly."
Her favorite authors are Maria Louise
I # .1 • J i
Poole, Victor Hugo, J. T. Trowbridge, Al
bert Ross and Carlyle. The value of Al
bert Ross, she says, is about two c;nt9,
■while she estimates Victor Huso at two
dollars and sixty-five cents. This seems
her idea of measuring Intellectual worth.
Sometimes Miss Mac Lane v«il» send let
ters to acquaintances who chance to be
out when she calls. Not long ago a
woman of literary ability in Butte was the
recipient of one of these strange missives.
It ran like this:
"You were out today when I called, so
ST. L.QUIS IN 1804
THE postponement of the St.
Louis exposition to ISO 4is very
appropriate from an historical
point of view, for the reason
that the town of St. Louis did
not come into the possession of the Unit
ed States until ISO 4. Thus the great fair
will be really a centennial event, mark
ing the century of American life in the
old city.
It is a singular fact that St. Louis was
founded as a French village in the very
year in which the vast territory of
Louisiana was given up by France to
Spain. That was the year 1763. Spanish
inilueiice traveled very slowly up the
river, and it was not until four years
later that the lirst Spanish governor
made his appearance at the post. Across
the river, un the Illinois side, lay the
old French village of Caliokia, where
now the city of East St. Louis is mak
ing giant strides in population and
wealth. Here, in 1769, occurred a tragic
event which possesses an historic inter
est. Pontiac, the famous chief of tho
Ottawas, visited Kaliokia, and was mur
dered by a worthless Indian at the in
stigation of a British merchant. The
act led to a terrible vengeance, which
the followers of the great warrior wreak
ed upon the Illini. The body of Pontiac
was taken across the river for burial.
Upon the brow of the hill, back of the
village of St. Louis, was a deep forest;
and among the old trees of this bluff a
grave was made for 'him. There today
stands the Southern hotel; and on its
walls is a tablet of bronze commemorat-
ing his death and burial.
By the secret treaty of ISOO Louisiana
was ceded by Spain to France. Yet the
Spanish officers remained in full control
of the town of St. Louis until after the
purchase of the whole territory by the
United States in IMB. Indeed the French
never really regained control of the
A census of the old town was taken by
order of th» Spanish government in IT'S,
and showed a population of 925. Prob
ably this was increased by several hun
dred at the time of the transfer, for
there was a disposition on the part of
mr.ny old French settlers of the Illinois
country to remove thither when it was
learned that France had acquired again
the territory of Louisiana. There were
two long streets, parallel with the river
which were pretty well built up. Third
street was known as I>a Rue dcs Granges,
or the street of barns, and contained a
few scattered dwellings. There were two
taverns, three blacksmith shops and one
bakery. Strange- to say, there was no
posloffice until the United States gov
ernment established one in ISO 4. The old
church of SL Louis occupied its present
site, but It was then only a structure of
hewn logs. In this building was buried
the Spanish governor, Leyba. in front of
the altar. The present church of St.
Louis dates from 1534, as one can read
from the inscription upon it. A score of
years ago it looked as though it might
be centuries old. Later it was "restored"
in part T>y" putty and paint. It is grad
ually regaining its air of antiquity, as its
shiny coat is yielding to the sun and
rr.ln. The Inscriptions on Its front are
in Hebrew, Latin, French, and English.
This church belonged to the diocese of
Cuba at the time of Gov. Leyba's death.
At the time of the transfer of the town
there was a starve fort called the "Half
Moon." where the floating docks were
constructed long afterwards. There were
also several other forts, with mud walls
and palisades between ttoem, the whole
forming a rude semi-circle about the
place. The streets were narrow, an*d the
town was distinctly French in its char
acter. No such thing as a newspaper
published at St. Louis had been dreamed
of. However, the newspaper does not
long delay its appearance in an Amer
ican town, and within four years the Mis
pouri Republican (which evolved into th«
St. Louis Republic) was established.
Doubtless the St. Louis exposition will
bring to light a large amount of colo
nial folklore. No more interesting relic
of the old days remains than the venera
able Church or St. Louis; for thouea the
present building will have rounded out
but seventy years, iv contents are much
older and it* records go back to th«
I will send you this letter. I like to think
of you, although you are of no interest to
me. It is only that you make me think
of a large dish of freshly made fudge or &
fine ripe red tomato, a rare, tender porter
house steak, a wide expanse of open green
country. You quiet my restless soul. You
are like a good dinner, well served, or a
plate of ice cream on a warm day. You
yourself are nothing to me—you have no
literary ability, and I am a genius, so how;
can I feel any interest in you?"
beginning of our Revolutionary war.
"On March 8. 1804," says Prof. N'usick.
"Missouri belonged to Spain; on the 9th
it belonged to France, and on the 10th
it was the property of the United
The explanation of this singular fact
Is this: When Capt. Amos Stoddird, of
the American army, was sent to tak*
possession of the town, it was still un
der the control of the 'Spanish officers.
Since we had purchased the territory
from France and not from Spain, it aid
not seem to be legally prop-r for uj to
receive it directly from the Spanish au
thorities. Capt. Stodilard. therefore, had
provided himself witji a commission to
act as the agent of- France. As fueh
he received from Dob Caries Deiassus
the keys of the public buildings on the
Oth of March, and rai-:ed the French
flag, which thus waved iver the town
for one day. On the tOtS as an cfiicer
of the United States, he lowered the
French tricolor and raisedv the Stars and.
Man of So Account end Funeral Ser
vice Accorded With Merit.
Many Maine people who live ;n a certain
Fart of Cumberland county will well re
member one ■"Abner"--so he v.as always
called In iii» town. Abner was tlte wit of
the village, a'though rather locked clown
on by the average citizen, because of hi 3
ir ability to hold on to the goods of this
Abner was commonly selected to taka
charge of funerals, because he was about
the only man in town, who had f.inr.e hang
ing on his hands, a citizen diod, a man
who never amounted to much, who was
never positively wicked, because triat
would have required more of un effort
than he was willing to make. He was,
however, far enough from being a ,?ood
citizen, and Abner knew it ad well a3
anybody else.
Abner was requested to ask a certain
minister to conduct the service, and he
hitched up his old horse and drove to his
house. The minister said he would attend
and then tried to get a little information
concerning the late lamo-ittd.
"What sort of a man was he?" he ask
"Well, about the same as no sort of a
man at all,'' replied Abr.n- frankly.
"I suppose his loss will be deeply felt In
the community. ' said the minister.
'Ihey're all bearing up well under it,"
said Abner 3lowl\>^
"Was he a Christian," asked the minis
"If he'd been accused of it, the verdict
would have been not guilty, and the jury
wouldn't have left their seats," replt-id
Abner cheerfully.
"Did he attend church"" asked the min
ister a bit anxiously.
"I never card of his doing it." said Ab
"How did he die?" continued the minis
"Just the samp as he lived, sort of nat
urally," said Abner.
"I don't see how I'm to preach much cf
a sermon under such circumstances," said
the minister.
''The neighbors all said they didn't
think they wanted much of a sermon and
so they sent me ovbt to Bee you," said
minister pocketed his wrath, and a
$5 bill, and after the funeral the satisfied
Abner said. "Well, we got Just what we
wanted, bgosh."—Lewiston Journal.
Quite Impossible.
"As far as municipal affairs go. I be
lieve one political party is as bad as
the other. "Nonserse: Both can't be
in power .at —Philadelphia Press.
gasket bargains
IZ Choice Plants for 50 cents.
X. A, May & Co..
64 E. Sixth St
, -%> sv\y 111 lw \v<^^R^^!y C/t/fm J/ s' .'V
WE ARE going to make this last week of May a record-breaker for phenomenal bargains In seasonable
goods. We are overloaded In seme of our departments, and we take this summary way of disposing
■ of this surplus stock. Remember we have everything In our line that's seasonable, at lowest
prices. Easiest terms.
■ -'"•- 7 •.• - ' \ ' ■ , ' - ■ - '
ygg|i^ Go-Carts and Carriage*/- (4Mz/f^\
r3^nr^^^^^Bj Every Carriage and Go-cart will go this week for at Vi "^LwTtf vl 11
yyS I lIJH fff l4aSt 2° ptT Cent off regular prices. A few of them ,/t \, JJ
(jtl I lf lCrSS§l]|jb\ (shopworn ones) have had their prices cut In two. '& > | ->^
V/ I JtTKf §^V Every one Is a "KINLEY." which means the best and «--- „-_. _ m S7^T~Zl*
V^^pglpr^^ most thoroughly up-to-date Co-cart or Carriage on the BIG BARGAINS IN
--■ ■'■•■-■ ■"*■■■ '■-'■ na*oL NEW AND SECOND
lill*** C\ss f&*a& nnnu bILILLLi.
Off* 1 V/II Oil ,>JSf >^^|kj We sti!l have about 35 Wheels oa
_ . wg&? ■-v-^:""^«>; aVW^n*l^, Ak> hand to close out at next to your q*/~,
Rea.dy-made Cwpet^ i'^^i^i JS^SSV*"- c"" '""*"
.-- .- , ' i>*'f«Pi/-,j $60.00 Cresctn;. nsv,ctst to lj«.oo
Our ixceptio-al?7- spring Carpet business hss Vjr^f , fifry^. I hVI S3° 00 *'hu# Fl7er' rtw ' cut t3 $*5.00
left us 3 lot of cf tolls. We have made these up V*^^^^> x I l^x $30.00 Ariel, new. cut » Ho.oo
into Misfit Carpste. and offer them to you this week J^fM^Wwi/h^ 25"00 'A"p 2nd;4 n u' "t0 *"5°
at the above reiu'ctlonl^Brtng the size of your roo rr \^ffe^.KWj^b «2'S? X r"csat' af J*"!" t3 !' 500
We are pretty sure to have the Le you wantf r°Om- >«P^^ f^^S^SSi^SoSii
" _jinn— > -> EASIEST TERMS.
■V] f^ff fg| '&?' |H» yO^C^^iT Gasoline Stove i-.t-.ufaciured 'hit Is -».^^Bl^B
HI jBW "«\\ I selp under a safety gn-.rintS'j—it cmn't Jg^Mjl
a "cold blast- This Dresser 3^ "^r^a^-*- "lIJS-lfcl^.--""
Refrigerator like this 11 ->»|| j '^^fe^^"^! !
for only Is fitted with heaviest French ,Mi '" M^l . * •"^^-•'
n mirror, with beveled edges. Fin- //iff li\\ iT ===ti3TT« T"*""^."." ...
©£ C f whed golden or mahogany. Our Mv^. _J))n SpeCl&l Prices This Week On
&om9 price, cash or credit, only J^^iSlK, Lawn Chairs and Rockers.
This is but one of -«^^ 'Ti ~"^^ " *"^^ Settees, Hammocks. Camp
dozens of other bar- $£l %£ jf% &* k-i".*^ » >ji Stools, Hammock Chairs. Ice
gains in Refrigerators »®O«^J -, •*!" -rT7"j3 Cre^m Freezers. Etc.
and Iceboxes. . ff^ V^ • »■ • t&Zxte&A We can sell you a rattung O
*' E^^j^a J^a^:.-aLa We can sell you a rattling
«<? AC ♦/% *Lac ■■•<>•> **f v*- k J good HAMMOCK Or%#^
52.95 tO 545. It is worth at least £12.50, IgS^Xafe^M or jrVJ^
-£crnis. c?^€^pp3 Prices.
Commandant Cole Will Have Clinrce
of the Battalion—Major Will lie
Selected From Among This Year's
Captain*—Long Liat of Appoint
ments Is Announced — Name* of
the Lucky Ones. .
The last drill of the year of the uni
versity battalion was held yesterday
when appointments for next year were
An additional company will be formed
Text year, making seven in all, incluling
the battery.
! Commandant Cole will have charge of
the battalion next year, the major being
selected from among this year's cap
Captains Fernald and Duncan are un
derstood to be after the posh ion an.l the
choice will probably lie between thede
two. . . - _, .
Following is the list of appointments:
To be Cadet Captains—T. A. Beyer, C.
L Honey. E. R. .Mother, Chester, Tib
bttts, S. S. Collins, P. D. McMillan, Bar
ry Dibble
To Be First Lieutenant and Adjutani-
Otto Sobotka.
To Be Cadet First Lieutenants—H. E.
Barlow, J. Yon Williams. J. B. Ladd, 11.
R. Knight, C. W. Brooke, M. L. Page,
Robert Newhall. . , . .
To Be Cadet Second Lieutenants—A. C.
Whitney, C. F. Stockmaux. J. D. Hal
leck, E. H. Williams, C. H. Lewis, S.
W. Bailey. R. W. Putnam.
To Be Sergeant Major—R. S. Pattee.
To Be Quartermaster Sergeant—George
H. Stone.
To Be Chief Musician—S. A. Hatch.
To Be Principal Musician—C. W. Colby.
To Be Chief Trumpeter—J. E. Finley.
To Be Cadet First Sergeants—F. A.
Cannon, L. P. Campbell, W. C. Adanu,
E. L. Noj-€S, G. L. Gillette, U. T. Rosen
waid, W. W. Thorpe.
To be Cadet Sergeants—O. W. Kinnard,
if. «. >-•-«*, c **. t..inu, c. a. truoa
cell, E. A. Woodward. R. H. Keyes. R.
S. Schouten, Dwight Yerxa, M. A. Nye,
A. R. Gibbons, L. P. Anderson, L. - W.
Powell. A. P. Asher, E. J. Cheney, R. B.
Taplin, H. G. Morton, C. J. Thompson,
M. T. Barker, A. F. Kovarik. H. E. Pet
erson, S. Bookman, G. H. Manthey, U.
E. Johnson, J. W. Howatt, C. G. Ktlsey,
A. R. Fairchild. A. B. Welle3, L. S. Aid-
T. E. Richard, E. B. Lewis, N. S. New
hall, H. A. Hanson, A. B. Sheldon, U.
31. Bosworth, C. H. Benson, A. C. Remele,
C. V. Pierce, E. J. Jackson. J. W. Dunn,
R. C. Ten Broeck, W. S. Covey, S. Ward,
M. Towle. C. T. Glass.
To be Cadet Corporals—G. M. Harring
ton, M. T. Davenport, L. H. Northrop,
H. Aldrlch, O. Matteson, I. D. Oakes.H.
A. Puffer, H. G. Gerrish. F. H. Newell.
F. C. Frary. A. M. Ormond, M. lovish,
G. N. Heasel. A. L Peterson, O. G. Tread
well, Walker. R. F. Sanford, G. E. Gar
ter. A. W. Robertson. W. E. Thompson,
D. T. Smith, Alexander, W. V. Heights.
C. D. Robinson, R. H. Pratt, L. F. Jack
son. J. R. Macßae, W. F. Jacobson. C.
N. Smith. F. L. Weidman, Jordon Flatter,
M. Yon Schlegel. J. Sanborn G. A. Tuck,
Abbott, B. Fisher, F. W. Payne, F. A.
Wildey, Lagers P. P. Meyers, Rln
ker. A. C. Koch. H. L. Bookman, Dorr,
L. H. Frahm, Steisegutt. A. W. Kraft, E.
K. Parks, Leoch, J. H. Hartzelt, Sorenson,
R. G. MarshalL A. J. Miller. Simmon, C.
A. Bozith, A. D. Smalley. R. H. Smith,
J. M. Wardell, C. R. Wright. Cressy, F.
A. Olson, P. F. _ Bunce, J. E. Ransom,
Pierce, Albert Thompson, C. W. Burnham,
O. I* Lefevre, R. C. Lewis, J. Terrence.
C. L. Gilman. P. H. Campbell. C. H.
Benson, ■H. E. : Patterson, T. Fair-child.
A. R. Joyce, G. A- Boardmas, L. L. Kelts.
City Engineer Says 'Walla Are Out of
Plumb and Mast He Fixed
at Once.
City Engineer Rundlett says the front
wall of Christ church. Fourth and
Franklin streets, ts in a daag?roua con
dition and a meeting: extraordinary of
the vestry has be«>n called for tomorrow
evening to see what can be done.
The trouble, according to th> engineer,
Is due to the two towers or spires which
adorn tho two corners, measurements
taken showing that they are badly out
of plum. Their decided leaning has also
pulled the front wall out of shape and
tho vestry has been Informed that if it
does not want the church closed it nut
act without delay.
Christ church is one of the oldest re
ligious edifices in the city and though
substantially built, there has been a
noticeable sinking of the walls ar.3
towers of late years. It is thought that
the trouble can be rectified at a small
Salary Offered a. German by Mur^nn
All In Vain.
BERL.IN. May 24.'—Several responsible
papers reassert that J. Plerpont Morgm
during the- negotiations with the nevl,ji
tfon syndicate tried to get the German
Jinea to merge their Identity therein, or
fering Herr. Ballin, the director general
of the Hamburg-American line, a sal
ary of a million dollars a year to act as
president of the combine. Herr Ballin.
it Is again said, refused to constd v; the
proposition on any terms.
The above rumors were , current «n
Hamburg shipping circles a month ago.
Xaval Veteran* to Attend Charrb.
Th 9 naval veterans of St. Paul and Min
neapolis and vicinity will attend servico
this evening at 8 p. m. at Christ church
On May 29 at 11 a. m. the Minnesota as
sociation of Naval Veterans of the Civil
War will present a picture of Admiral
Farragut to th« Central high school, past
Rear Admiral Fos^ delivering the pres
entation address. On Decoration day the
ceremony of casting flowers on the water %
to memory of those who lost their '.iv 3
in the naval service will be performed at
Harriet island at 9 a. m. The flowers
will be strewn from the shore and, she
boats of the St. Paul Yacht club".
Children's Meeting; Postponed.
The meeting of children for free distrib
ution of flower seeds, which was to have
been held this afternoon at the Audi
torium, has been postponed for a week.
Mrs. A E. Clark has. however, Been
giving seeds away during: the week, and
has also placed a supply with the prin
cipals of different city schools. - . ...
The La-lies' Afternoon Euchre club met
P'nday at the home of Mrs. E. B.
ry. Favors wera won ay Mrs. Geoff
Rowlands, Mrs. H M. Ttielio. Mr*. Ira
Eeanett and Mrs. James Daley.
Mrs. George Huntingdon, of Mtnn3»polls,
lias been the guest of her mother. Airs.
M. B. Wetherbee. during the week.
Mrs. John I Swinburne gave a kitchen
rbtwer Thursday evening for M!s« May m
Brigsrs, a June bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Searing of St.
Paul, ET?ent part of the week with Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. . Greaza.
Miss Anna Shalleen, of St. Paul, epent
several days during the week with Mrs.
John Swinburne.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vroman, of Minn»-
Maty 29tb Olsseum Bap
•^part of tho week with I.
O'Connor BPmnt BoBda» Wlth Mn
c M, r: <T h/? riL and da"Shter. Mrs. T.i«ron
Falls left Monday tjr a visit to Codir
>C tills, lOWCL.
Mr. Samuel Giltman. of Philadelphia.
OUtmaa " U'* *U"M °f hii sister' ilra
»>^ r*- FH- Ca3or;>' and children Imvo
Sock a flat at f ll8**4**1' In the bflele
Mr ana Mrs. E. R. McGiv. n, of St.
Paul, spent Sunday with Mr* F. a.
lUm Bertha Brocht. of Hastings, haa
been spending a few dayj with her sister
Mrs. Levr Shelton.
Mix Cordelia Wilkinson hu b-en the
guest of Miss Addio Kendall, of St Paul
.Park, for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Honry- .acker of
st- Paul were Sunday guests of Airs.
Mary Schabacker.
The Ladf.-3' Aid of the Methodist
church met Wednesday . ah ilrj. B. K.
Mrs. Mary Noltimier i 3 entertaining her
son Harry B. Koltimlcr, of Valley City.
Mrs. R. L. Smith entertained her moth
er, Mrs. Edgerton, of St. Paul, Sunday.
Mrs. m. F. Bqie« baa been entertain!nc
Mrs. Fred Anderson, of Uuluth.
Miss Gertrude DUlmore. of St Paul
spent Sunday with Mrs. Shelton.
Miss Lulu Blackmun Is tho guest of
Airs. Mac Donald, of Greycloud.
Miss Cordelia Wlikinson spent Sunday
in Minneapolis.
. ■- ...
Slioneei of Rubber.
Novelty Is shown In a sponge that has
made its appearance. It Is of Russian
manufacture and resembles closely a
dark brown sponge, but. while It con
sists chiefly of holes, whatever solid ma
terial there is of it Is rubber.
These sponges come In two siz«"s, ob
long, with rounded corners. Whether,
being made of rubber, they are l*»as liko
ly to form germ repositories than th«
genuine article remains to be seen.—Pitts
burg Dispatch.
Aj)j»oarauce» Are Deceptive.
An Irishman boarded a crowded Mar
ket street car. He had In his hand a
frerhly lighted and very odoriferous clay
"X i smoking on this car," the conduc
tor said to him. in loud and harsh tones.
"I'm not Known*." said Pat.
"You have your pip« in your hand,"
said the conductor, sharply.
"V. ' replied Pat, "and I have me fe^t
in me ehoea, too, but I ain't walkla* "—
Ftlladelphia Times.
Paid With the Turkey
Mrs. B. Arist»r—So you cleared that
poor Mr. L,lftem from the charge of
stealing that turkey? I'm e'ai ot It.
but he's such a worthless character that
I don't believe you'll ev«r get i. cent for
your cervices.
B. Arister (famous criminal lawyer)—
Perhaps not, but I've got an all-f:r«d
good turkey out In the woodshed, Just
the game.—New York Times.

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