A domestic, newly engaged, presented to his master one morning a pair oí boots the leg of one of whioh was much longer than rtie other. "How comes ir that these boots are not the sama length?" "I reallydon't know, sir, buc what bothers me the most is thac thé pair down stairs are in the same fis." - Boston Woman's Journal. Rubiiistein's first teacher was bis mother, and his first concert tour as t virtuoso was made wheu lie was uo quite 10 years of age.