He tied II -sr. I TNoiB. f Mr. Manhattan "The Pan-American. f postage stsmps sre rather artlatftv I don't you think?" J Mr. Isolate (of Lonelyvllle) "So I f hear. Toil see, nur postmaster bough! ' ' (10 worth of the or Unary stamps sbousj J Christmas time, and we have got to use them up before we can expect to 4 have any of the new ones on sale Inl ( lnel vllle. "-Puck. f Myer "Blfklns writes me that ha 5 sustained a broken leg in a railway ' ' accident one day laat week." i Oeyer "Well, that la certainly con- t literate on the part of Blfklns." ! Myer "How's that?" j Oyer "The leg helped to sustain J him before It was broken, therefore, it J Is no more than right that he ahould sustain II now." 1 i In the year I81I, when the govern- 1 ment of Monsieur Thlera was at Vr- sallies, and before the national assembly assem-bly had decided whether the new constitution con-stitution of France was to be monarchical mon-archical or republican, the late Comte de Parla visited tha palace at Versailles. Ver-sailles. . ; Just as ha was about to enter M. 1 Jules Simon met and recognised him. Bowing low, Monslsur Hlmon said with much gravity: "If we are a republic count, you are In my houae, and 1 ahall be delighted de-lighted lo do the honors; but If w are ; a monarchy, then I am In your house, and cannot play the host" j Ths Comte de Parle laughed and took M. Simon's arm. "Ah, monsieur." he said gsyly, "let us go In together!"