All excnrsionists agree as to the avidity with wbich those "furriners" seize on to good, hard, honest American gold. A Springfieid man was bargaining for a parrot in a Havana bird store. The price was set at seventeen dollars, bnt the dealer shaded it down, a few dollars at a time. Finally the American took '.t a United States five dollar gold piece, remarking that he wonld give so mnch and no more. The dealer clutched the coin, and passed over the parrot, cage and all, before the gay bird conld wink.