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OAPITAL OITY GOUKIBR.
HEH INTUITION IS MORE THAN A
MATCH TON MAN'S SKILL.
I.I tic llin lliitiiiiilnir lllnli slm rutiii' it
ll!ii I'mirM', liul slu 'Mli'lii IIhtp"
.tint Hip Siiiiii Siign llitrviitliiiia Wjr
Mr. 1'riiliU I rallr.
tCo)rltfht, I nil, tijr AiniTlriiii 1'iim AnxicIu
YOUU charming "ox. iih n
llllo, IIIO not pOSieHKOll of
1 reasoning power," remark
ed n gentleman to ino tho othor duy.
"Thoy mull tit concliiHions In tho name
rort of rlgng fimliluu thiit n humming
bird tlurtH u( u hod of dm or. Nobody win
toll which tiloH.Miiin Mio in aiming nt. mid
I doubt If who known hoidolf."
"And yd I observe that the humming
bird generally obtuiiiH (ho honey, to
iniirki'd 1 drily, "mid however n woinnii
rcimons 1 obseivo tlmt hIio generally 'Kotn
tlicro' in (ho end."
"Aw! Yn-ns nh 'gota thoio,'" mum
bled inj companion, who was nu Kng
iinliiniiu not jet up in American idling.
So I cmno to bin aid with:
"Hlio extracts what hIhi waittH ftom (ho
intention in bund jutd us tho humming
bird oxtriidn (ho honoy, and I iniuglne
tho honoy 1h just iih good and comddoiii
lily losrt adiiltorutod than if it had been
cniHlied out of the clover bhsnoni by a
"And do (hoj ninku honoy by nHim in
your wonderful countryV" demanded my
EngllHliinati, eagerly catching at what
seemed n tangible fact.
Well, nn Ainerlcau would not havo
wild it, but 1 um mini a good many of
them think it, and especially those, men
whoso reiisonlng power aroof tho heavy,
wooden order which work liko mi old
ddor mill I onco blood mid watched in
tho country, with crcnkHutid gioatm por
tentoun, and which reunited n joko of
uxou to drug it round Hit littlo appointed
Of courno wo all know (hat woiuiin'rt
reason dllYeia from mmi'ri iciikoii. just iih
her light, agile flguio dltTeiH fiom bin
broad tli of brawn ami miixdo. No worn
an in likely (o excel in "putting (ho ham
mer," or in lifting heavy weights, or in
a bout of ilHticulTn in tho ring, but a
great many women excel at tonnin and
billiarda mid nreheiy, u good ninny uro
excellent phntn with light rifles, mid hoiiio
nro an Invincible with tho foiln iih Iltmsy
d'Aiubolxo or lleiirlot. Look, for in
stance, at tho Chovaller d'Hon, who
fought ninny duelH mid killed many op
pouentn before hIio wiih discovered to bo
woman. All of which goe to prove
that wboro nulckiieHs and skill aro tho
qualities required a woman i just iih
likely to succeed iih a man, although
whoro weight and brawny inusclomoes
sentlul slio does not claim equality.
What is true of (ho body is tiuoof tho
mind in most cases; in fact, our friends,
tho thcosophistHiiml psychists, claim that
(ho body Is only tho outward and visi
ble sign of tho spirit within, and that
what a man is ho ho is bound to look, if
not nt the start surely at tho Mulsh. I
don't say this is true, for 1 havo not
inado up my mind about it, but it Is a
theory much In voguo just now.
I was saying very much tho sanio thing
tho other day (o a man, who replied:
"Yes, women often play well at bil
liards, but they win tho ganio by a ho
riea of tho most dm lug flukes mid impos
slblo hazards plays that no man would
uver venture upon and would bo howled
at if bo did."
"lint you say thoy win (ho ganio," ie
niarked 1, and ho grumpily responded:
"Yes, they win, but they've no right
to, and it's just tho same In fencing.
They dart under and over your gunul
and uso n foil mort) as if it uoio listing
than u recognized weaium."
"But if It were n wal combat they
would bo llkoly to kill (heir opponent Y
"Yes, tho poor fellow would bo spitted
while ho was trying to make out what
his fair enemy was doing."
"Capital! That is just tho parable 1
want (o support my theory. You men
can't or won't allow that a woman has
reasoning powers, but her tongue is like
hor rnpler sho may not use it according
to tho rules laid down by men, but while
hor opimnent Is wondering what IiIh fair
enoiny is doing he finds himself stabled
to tho heart."
"To tho heart, yes, but not generally
to tho brain," responded my friend, and
I assured him that his retort was quite
fomlnlno iu its patnoss and conclusive
ness. But it is not only in argument that
women show this hide of their complex
nature, but in achieving whatever end
they bet before themselves. They aro
not that Is, women, as r. rule, aro not
consciously scheming and cunning; they
do not say, "Tho best way to win this
success is to nppcnr iudillerent and to
seem bent uixm Boniuthing else," but
thoy all unconsciously act out that plan
and so achiovo their end they scarcolj
I havo a friend who possesses a great
many pictures nnd other ornamental
Kerns of furnishing a room. Sho is, like
uinny Anioricnns, very peripatetic in her
disposition, and nearly every year sees
her iu a new set of apartments. I late
ly visited hor in her latest homo and
noticed that very few of tho pictures
wero hung, nnd that tho bronzes, china,
statuettes, shrines, brackots, draperies
iu fact, all tho objects of "bigotry nnd
virtuo" xvero piled upon tubles in tho
back o rawing room, evidently awaiting
"You havo been horo almost a week
nud not arranged your pretty things
yet!" exclaimed I, i.nd she with a little
"No! Tho inspiration hasn't como yet.
Until it dooa I haven't tho faintest idea
of where any of those things belong, and
if I insinte I upon arranging them verv
likely 1 idioiilil take Mich a dislike to the.
rooitm tlmt I couldn't ttuy in them."
"Hut when tho light moment conn,"
suggested I, with n laugh, "ou will bo
like n poet wli cannot wnit for pen, Ink
niut uiMT to put down liln Idea."
"Hvietly," loplled my friend gi lively.
"When (ho light moment comes, I Miull
roo lliu lilt-duo Hpnt where-every pietuto
should hang, every vase mIiiikI, eveiy
drapery ho Hong mi us to look iih if it had
dropped there by tho Impplcrt of necl
(lontH. My only (rouhlo Is lout tho in
nplrntlon shouldn't coino befoto my ro-
PjMI til IVMl rilV'lI'MI V rtnr I" ! J '
caption ilnyeoiucH round, for I positively
won't lot niijbody elbo uriuiigo thoni.
mill nolthor will I lot tho vvoild neo the
naked framework of my homo."
"Well, 1 shall come at any into, lor
the skeleton in jour cupboard Is an old
"Yes, jou may coino, but the maid
will piobably toll jou tlmt I am in bid
with neuralgia. Then cmno light in to
my bedroom, mid wo will have a eo
cup of tea nil to ourselves."
Hut when tho leceptiou day came
round ami 1 pieseuted mvxelf with an
expectant Hiuilo just iiudii' tho mil fun
the maid simply usheied mo into the
drawing room, whole stood my hostess
iu the midst of hot dimming suriound
itigs, eveiy ouoof which had found the
very place of all others wheio it lookid
the best and tho most at home. Some
body was saying to her as 1 approached:
"I am sure, Mth. , that jou select
your apartments to tit your pictures
mid ornaments. You saw, for instance,
when you looked at this room that jour
Hoiigiieieau never could find another
such light, mid (hat Venetian mirror and
that pier weioinmlo for each other."
"An etei mil Illness for each other,
haven't thoj'V" assented iny friend, turn
ing to mo with a twinkle of tlie oje as
sho nun inured:
"Tho inspiration never caino lint il.ioon
today, but tho moment it did I called t he
setvaiits, and wo had oveij thing ilouobj
: o'clock. Not bad, is itV"
""eifect, my dear, but your demon Is
a very iinidiablo official."
"Wouldn't do for a business man,
"Nor for a mini of any sort," thorght
I to mjself as I moved away, and pics
ently in my lonely diivo I fell Into my
favorite tit of musing iikii tho dilfereut
characteiisticHof man and woman mid
of the dlfticulty each basin comprehend
ing (lio other fully.
Probably of all tho problems that puz
zle the masculine student of woman the
most utteily insoluble is this matter of
intuition. It is far easier for a woman
to uiideistaud tho formal and laborious
methods of a man's mind than for him
lo grasp (he Idea of an iuluitivo process
which cannot bo formulated even by its '
owner. A man of intellectual nut mo
and regular education bases his eveij
aigiimeiit, his every conviction, upon
mathematical truths. Ho is fond of saj
ing, "It is as certain as that two and two
make four," and that to him is a pot feet-1
ly unassailable) standpoint, lie jHsrceives
that to the woman with whom he argues
the fact that two and two make four is
not of the slightest imiKirtauco. She
says, for instance, (hat a perfect army
of street roughs thieateued her, and it
was hours hcfoio sho could get through
them. The man corrects her with:
"Tlicro wore but four of tho roughs,
and it was not live minutes before you
f were out of their reach and quite safe."
"Only four indeed! More likely III"
cries the woman, with scorn mid indig
nation. "1 assure you thcioworo only four
two on one side of the door mid two on
the other, and two and two make four,
"Not alwajs, by any menus," retorts
madmne, with all tho coinage of her
convictions. "Not in this cie-e, for in
stance. Two and two uiado a gieat deal
more than lour for me, I assure j'on."
Ami she is actually more correct than
the man is. Four sheet riitllausiiitlamed
with tho lavvicps spiut of the mob and
attempting to hustle and annoy a lady
simply because sho Is well diessed and
looks scornfully at them become in her
eyes and to her consciousness a great
many more than two and two thoy In
come a crowd, a mob, a phalanx, a ter
rifying and pel haps dead I j foico. Sho is
quite right iu saying that in thiswise two
mid two did not make four, but li,
and that the peiiod of time during
which she felt hoi self lu their iiovvor was
to her without bounds or limit, but a
chaos of endurance answering to many
hours of ordinary life. If the clock said
It was but live minutes, why, all tho
worse for tho clock, and it must have
been a male clock, although they aro
generally called "she."
Hut you can't make a man see this.
You, for instance you are leading it.
Tell mo, men't you saving to yourself:
"Sho means that to tho frightened wo
man, the mob memed huge and the time
seemtd long, but in point of fact two
men ami two men are only four men,
mid tlve minutes aro but live minutes."
Therol That is exactly the difference
between a man's mind and a woman's.
The man is fast bound, "tied anil fettered
in the chain," not "of his sins" perhaps,
but of his mechanical makeup. Hosini-
ply cttnnot take iu the idea that an event
is not what actually and literally hap
pens, but it is to each person the results
it produces upon that person's mentalitj
A volcanic eruption, for iiistauco, or
an earthquake is to the scientist a ior
fectly regular and coinprehensiblo pho
nomenon of nature tho combination
and explosion of certain gases and the
liquefying and projection of certain min
eral subterranean dejioslts. Ho guts out
of tho way of the rivers of lava just as
ho would get out of the way of a loco
motive, but lie is no more terrified by tho
ono than the other. It Is simply a phe
nomenon of nature, like a snowstorm or
a high tide.
But to a savage who had never seen or
heard of such a thing this volcanic ci op
tion is tho malignant or tyrannical act
of some mighty spirit, some nil powerful
demon who is threatening to destroy
mankind unless ho Is propitiated. Ho
accordingly propitiates him either by
throwing his eldest sou into one of (ho
piping chasms or by vowing (o do some
ireniendousactot heroism, or perchance,
If fio is n very, very good savage, by re
sult lug not to Hog his wifo any more.
Iu any case tho eruption makes a big
change iu this savage's career. It is to
him a matter of life and death. Its re
sults last perhaps after the man is dead.
Now, the scientist's estimate of this
phenomenon mid tho savages estlinnto
of the very sainooveiit are both true, ier
feclly (ruo to the Individual forming
the estimate. Neither one could possibly
view the occurrence from the stand
point of the other; ueithoroiiucould per
haps even put himself iu tho other's
place enough to see just what it was tho
othor believed. Hach is to the other a
poor deluded fool, mid the savagu de
spises and marvels at tho philosopher
just iih much iih the philosopher at him.
Now, who shall say that either is abso
lutely right, to the stultification of the
other, any more than a mirror is a false
minor because it shows von a different
imago from what it shows mo?
Ami so by this rather roundabout
course we come back to the different
workings of the man's mid the woman's
mind. Kach m rives at a solution of tho
piobleni, whatever it may bo, by a mute
utterly unfamiliar, oven impossible, to
the steps of tho other. Perhaps the sola
tiou is the same lu essence, although
somewhat dlfferendy expiessed; per
haps, on tho other hand, the results are
widely different; but iu either case I con
tend that both me right mid neither
wrong, and most women will be re.ulv
to agree with mo. Most men, on the
other hand, will disagree and exclaim
"How lidiculousl How exactly like a
woman's aigumeut! Of course a tiling
Is either right or it's wrong. How can
twoopposinir views both bo correct? If
two ami two make four on one occasion,
thoy do on even occasion. It's all non
sense, utter nonsense."
So speaks the lonl of creation and con-
siders the matter settled, ami so it is tor lego, and although the library iu ln
him, but the lady of creation has an equal railroad ofllee contains II ol those inter
right to an "ipse dixit" on thisaud eveiy istiug compemliums, tho commonplace
other topic of common interest and value book begun iu his early manhood tills
to both sexes, mid she says: the niche of honor 'Thoio." spoke Mr
"My fiiend, you aro wrong. Things Depevv. waving his hand at tlio reuiaik
aro not what thoy seem either to you or able collection "one may mo tlio evolu
tome. Things in o what thoy becomo iu Hon of tho scrapliook Ileio iu my first
the consciousness of tho individual ro- utteinpt it is In embryo, while iu those
ceiving them. Two and two do general
ly make four, I giant you, but tlieio aro
occasions when they make infinitely
more or infinitely less, mid it is your
misfeituue to be a man mid therefore
unable to perceive this truth."
If some leader of the masculine per
suasion asks mo, How do you know this
rather startling truth, ami how do you
prove It? I icply, with that grand sim
plicity characteristic of great minds and
I know it by intuition, mid I prove it
by looking iu upon my own convictions,
which tell me it is a truth.
If yotiis don't toll you so.lt is not a
truth for jou, and wo continue gazing
tho one upon tho gold mid tho other upon
(ho silver side of (ho shield, each assured
(hat our own is tlio true side.
Miw. Fit.vNK Lr-si.ti:.
Sho was a Now Jersej girl. Her fa
ther was dead, and she had no big broth
er. Not long ago a slanderous neighbor
attempted to injure her good name. Ho
circulated some extremely bad stories
about her, nnd thoy tlnally reached her
ears. She thereupon called four of her
intimate young lady friends together
ami asked them if they would help her
thrash the wretch. Thoy said thoy would,
so thoy all wont to tho mail's house one
evening ami tossed js-bbles against his
windows until he came out to bee what
was tho matter. Tho moment ho ap
pealed ho was seized and despite his
st niggles tied to a convenient fence.
Then lie was whipped until l.o yelled for
more j' and awoke all tho neighbors. Such
suiummj' vengeance cannot bo encour
aged, jet it may bo tolerated, for It did
the girl mote good, anil, lot iih nope, tlio
culpiit also, than if the slow com ts of
justice had been appealed to.
Iliiillrn I'ur Wimli Muti-rliil.
It is otten difllcult to Hud a mode of
making gingham and cambric bodices
that shall he ptetty and fanciful and at
the same time capable of passing
through (he hands of the huimliesswith -
out being ruined. Hero is a neat and
graceful stylo which fulfils all require-
incut. The lined bodice is close fitting
...id petfectly plain, fastening in front
.!!. I.n1. ,.;..l ... .... v II llnf 1...I.
with hooks and eyes or small, flat but
tons. Tho sleeves havo a full puff o
inw 'pi.,.i....v..- i,, ,. fii ,.,..r ,,r
.,....' ,, , , i....!i.i.. ...
the goods reaching fiom the shoulder to
I... ..11..... 1 .I... ... .....v., ......
edged by n' rulUo. Tho neck is finished
with a milled sailor or lotiud collar.
Tlio plastron is uuliued ami is shaped to
tho figure by tho shiirnigs. It has a
rutllo on each edgo and is buttoned on
the bodico on both sides with round
jH'arl buttons, thus allowing it to bo re
moved and laundered separately.
A coco.uiut shell makes a good double
receptnclo, ono part for burned, one for
unburned matches. Saw tlio cocoauut
in two tmrts. nut) Inrunr than thn other.
mill Hfium nut the ment. 'Hum whmIi thn
shell, taking care not to injuro the
muiri. iiiiipvnmititii' nf tlm nnt.ip ulii.ll.
as it will add to the looks of the match
receiver. Sciovv three brass screw ejes
on each part of tho shell to susieiid it
bj Rich yellow ribbons run from tho
screw eyes in tlio smaller part straight
through those in the larger part, toi ini
tiating in a Innv for decoration. Another
i luster of tho ribbon is tacked on tlio
INTERESTING SCRAPOOOKS OF MEN
Cliuiinrry M, Hi pim Hit Curty-nHK Vol
utin n of Scnii Itn. Dr. IiiIiiiiikii'i
Diilnl) .Siiti'liiiiiliK lliiini imiilit lliuiltn of
IH i ml Corn phiiiIoico.
Nkw Yohk, May -I. Charles Rondo
Unedited with starting tho scrnphook
fail that has now become epidemic, but
many such famous Americans iih Chimn
ey M. Dopow, Dr. O. W. Holmes, Joseph
Jefferson, ndwin Booth, Itov. T. Do Witt
Tnlinago and Roswell 1 Flower liegnn
compilations of that kind long before the
British novelist made it tho voguo.
en vi nci.v vi nriM'.vv
Depow began forming Ids (list
Ucruphook immediately upon leaving col
folios of tlio present vear it is nearest
'At first, us now, the chief purpose tu
collecting the cream of tlio waifs and
Htrays wns amusement Soon after be
ginning I saw that instead of slapping
overythlnginhfggledypiggleilly. the mat
ter should bo silted, imaiiged mid tu
tlorsed Mark tho little fellow 1 began
with." and while Mr Depevv flutteied
the hundred pages ot tho volume he ro
ferred to ho continued "One might as
easily find the proverbial needle m the
proverbial haystack as hope to find aiiv
particular thing iu such a hodgo podge.'
Once a week thoio is made a single
page alphabetical list of all articles
posted in the previous seven days, and
that list is added to a rough index, which
Is on tho first of every year porfected
printed ami hound Mr. Depow selects
all tho material for tho books and never
admits any part of his own speeches, ex
cept stories that have been humorously
or otherwise distorted by repetition and
publication livery selection tlio vol
mutts, dating from I8(!.. hold relate one
way or another to Mr Depevv Neatly
ill are complimentary to tho compiler
Others aro faietious. humorous or sar
Mr Depevv lielievcs that future goner
tttionsot Depews will find tu his scrap
books an unfailing spi ingot amusement
Speaking ol the way some of Ins pet
stories vverodetiiidedol pith by tlio-owlio
after hem lugtliein trom Ins lips, told them
to otliets. lie said 'A coon story I told
m Boston half a dozen jeais ago is still
going the rounds I have collected 101)
versions ot it, ami I would not venture
to guess liow many have escaped me
Were tt not that I witurht the first ones
im,i lollowed up the trail. I would never
within a month after telling it, huvoicc
ogni.ed my own story Tho great joke
Is that I have heard gentlemen repeat
one or other ot the emasculated versions
with the assurance that thev weroamoiiL'
,ho nuntl.,B As tlio jarn went, some
!,.00 ,utt.rs following a hot track
rOUI tho dogs harking mound a big
lsyi..mloro 0I1 t, (.,ig0 of a shallow
,tream The hiintets thought they saw
t,0 UO(m in tuo tIL,0 top, and one follow
i climbed to shako it off tifty feet or so
above the e.uth the climber eucouiiteied
ii big bump that encircled tho tree
I 'With great difliculty he at last climb
cd over tlio obstruction and was much
chagrined to tiud that what lie took to
J be a coon was lint a woody oxcieseuce
Thou ho shinned down to the hump
over winch he slid feet fust, hut wnggle
and stretch as best ho could ho coul 1
not tiring Ins legs to tho trunk below
The hump pi evented it. Ho crawled up
again mid shouted to his comiudes, 'Oh
lordy, boj's, I in treed sted ot tho coon
an I'll stay hem till Gabriel blows 'less
the river rises r() feit an floats me oil.
Sotueof tho adaptations pictum the coon
bltu11"; "tlm 'T'P ,"Uhn.B ,h ,nnt?r
t bay. others havo the . m or using ,
tllOIllCkot tilllO. lllld II tlllH ChlSS hi lllg
tho other hunters up the sjcamoro and
over the bump until the tlnee aro treed
aim iiuiiiiiK mi ii iiikiibkikuui i"i.
i i.... .. l.;..l i ....... i
'w,u l'mt"K t sove.al uni.pie i.ni-
tatumsof tho coon story Ins ejes twin
kled when they fell on another case of
the kind Chuckling and tapping tlio page
"Hero is a tiling in the story telling
way that amuses me more than any in
the collection, because tho forty odd ex
nmples iu these books prove to mo that
there uro men who can outlib a fisher
man. Tho purpoboof tlio original fiction
which is hem nud flanked on either
side with unique variations of it was to
show how utterly impossible it was for a
true angler to speak the truth about his
snort. i urco anglers seehiug UOlll
stopped nt u farmhouse, mid at sunrise
next day each stinted to fish a separate
brook. When evening cmno. two re
turned with but half a dozen liugerliiigs.
By and by the third appeared, and his
companions saw that his faco was woe
begone looking. 'What luck?' they asked
Not a nibblo all day,' ho dejectedly re
plied as he dropped his creel on the
porch. It stopped with a thud that told
his fellowBthat thocrcel held something
One oH.'ued tho wicker trap. Its mouth
was stuffed with damp green moss, and
when tho Iterbago was plucked awav
they saw 15 ttoitt, tho smallest of which
would have weighed half a pound. So
is was clear tlmt, fish or no fish, tho (hor
oughgoliig angler must lio, but the vari
ntions adaptors havo snug of this little
jnrn leave it without head or tail, pith
or iKiint, nnd prove that story tellers can
urovaricato as well as anglers."
Mr. Depevv was nsked if ho did not
think a collection of all (ho menu card
inspected bj'hiin at various times would
form an assortment of more artistic ami
retrospective intotest than (ho scrap
books "Nodoubt,"hosald, "but think
of the space thoy would take up. and our
room is limited hero."
The Itov. Dr. Talinago's scrapbooks
are daintily kept, ami the marginal notes
written by tho compiler aro t'liineselike
in their cleat mss ami littleness Hois
very particular about tho matter ho in
sorts. Twenty years of this reminiscent
meat has been compressed into two bulk)
volumes. Tho matter has been culkd
from all sources and ranges from gaj
to grnvo. It Is one of tho weekly pleas
tires of tho family to hear Dr. Taltnage
read selections from his collection of
scraps. Ho enjoys a joko on hiinst If
and whenever ho comes across a good
thing at his expense ho promptly adds il
to the unfilled book
A fow jearH ago a Boston clergj
man, introducing the Brookljn divine to
the former's congiegation, plaj fully re
marked that tho distinguished visitor
was handsomer and happier than when
ho last saw Mr. Talmnge sitlTeiiug from
the qualms of seasickness in midoieau
This littlo story spioad high and low
ami among the tlotsam in Dr. Talmnge i
urruiigeinent of sirups uro no fewer than
1 1 separate and distinct versions of it. and
all are magnified out of proportion. As
Mr.Talinago Is n fluo sailor, ho foi gave the
Boston minister for tlio poetic licciiMj he
used. Whenever tlio eminent Brooklj n
clergyman reads ft out his cuttings, tin
young members of tho family invatiably
coax him to read the 1 1 separate descrip
tiotis of his nausea
Another series of jokes on the head of
tho family is the details tho scraps give
about tho clergyman's skill as a banjo
player, while ns a matter of fact tho only
instrument of that kind in tlio Taltnage
home is a gilt affait, minus stt nigs and
keys, which serves as nn ornament. Nev
ertheless, tho scraps in Dr. Talinago's
homemade book ol ready reference set
forth that ho is passionatelj' fond of pick
ing (lio banjo, that crowds gather about
liis door to hear him thrumming, mid
tlmt his favorite tunes aro "Tlio S'wanee
River," "Annie Laurie" and "Rock of
Ages. Oilier scraps a edit Mr. Tuliungi
with picking moto mllicking airs from
tho strings of his banjo
Tho artistic temperament and skill of
Joseph Jefferson is nppuicnt on every
page of his five folios ot cuttings, letters
ami curios, which aro Illuminated with
dainty water color or era j on sketches in
sympathy with the letter press. Tlio
cuttings mid other materials have been
so thoughtfully gleaned and carefully
winnowed that tho collection is ono of
the most interesting mid valuable of its
kind. But littlo of tho print or pictoial
work relates to tho gcntlo collector.
Neatly every tiling refers to the drama
or playeis other than himself, and mam
of tho scraps ami curious littlo playbills
that embellish its pages could not bo du
1 plicated. Tho title page of tho fust vol
ume is ndoiucd with V2 graceful little
black and white character diawiugsof
his foster brother Charles Burke, a fa
mous comic player
IMwin Booth's compendium of this
kind is a compact history of tho Booths.
Almost evety page is adoiued with
rare prints and quaint littlo engrav
ings illustrating this illustrious fain-
i ily of plajets. Mr. Booth spent fit) j ears
iu collecting the pictuies that embellish
his scrapliook. Its value is incalculable.
It is bound in Russia leather, and text
nud illustrations me laid on rough pi hit
paper. Ten pages are not illummatid.
Tho cuttings on thoso pages lelato to
lldwin Booth's first tour thtough tho
south 15 j ears after tlio war ended. No
plnjer ever made such a tiiuinphnnt
in this country. Two pages of cut-
I tings tell how tho hotel in Nashville wns
bo besieged, insido mid out, by admir
ing women that Mr. Booth did not daie
to leave his apartments and had to be
smuggled in and out of tho hostolry to
i each tho theater and return.
F. G. Cosm:u.y.
TVIiitk Ni-uro l.alinr AImmumIm.
I Since tho figuies on interstate immi
gration began to bo collected by tlio cen-
'bus bureau nearly 1,000,000 moro people
have left the south for tho north than
tho reverse. Some of tho couttasts aro
nlmost ludicrous. Tims of German born
, there nro in Now York 108,00., in New
Jersey 230,570, in Illinois IliiS.SiS', and
even In Wisconsin 350,810, while iu
South Carolina tlicro are but 2,JiO, in
North Carolina 1,077, and even in Texas
where thoy mo thought to bo vetv
tiuiuei ous, but 18,8 ID. In nil tho south
em stute8 there uro but 2,107 Norvve
wegians; in tho northern 5120,108. The
moral is obvious. Where negro labot
rboundb tho foieigner will not go.
From Badjo Worse
A Complication of Diseases
Hood's SuTsaparllla Cavo
Strength Just In Timo.
Mr. I nana Aber
Of Victim, N. J.
"I cladly testify to tlio foltovvtng fnetst T
I jvo been a very great salTercr for tlio I ist firs
years with trouble of tlio I.uuua and M4
ija nail tlio wont Mage ot
I could scarcely cat anj tiling hecauio of tlio In
tcaio p.ila In my staunch. 1 v,ai nlso at one
tlmu covered Willi milt rhriini. nnd lay rough
weakened ino so tli it I coatit scarcely walk. I
liad scNer.it attacks ot tilccillng ut tho taiigi.
My lirc.it li liec.uao so short that I was iinihlo to
work ami was obliged to give tip lay laislneis,
which Is tint ot n iiiihoii. t coalil not even
walk about much. So 1 kept golui; fioia h ul to
worse. I then had nn attack of tho ililuulci,
w filch, with all my other complaints, confined
mo to in) room for thrto months ami
Nearly Took Away My Llfo.
I lmt heard of Ituoil'sBimpirllli ns a good
incillilno, so I bought a bottle. When I li id
taken It, I found It li ul ilouo mo some i-ooil, so
1 continued tilt I had t iki n tlneo bottles. 1 Im
proved sor.iilill tint t could walkout ot doors,
and lnvo steadily gilnul till I mn nt work
again nud mo my hammer ami trowel once
Hood's -- Cures
more. 1 ho phv slclius told mo fiv o ) ears ago tint
I would not live tlneo jeari, and all tho aclglt
hors think It a very strung tliln' to see mo nt
work again. It Is tho strength five i mo by
Hood's h.us.iparlll.i which enable i mo to do It."
Is vac Am it, Victim, Warren Count), V. .1.
Hood's PIMs euro all I.lver Ills, Ullloustieas,
Jaundice, Indication, bid; Headache. l!5c.
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bctoic in its Instorv-.
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