A Washington paper says that a young lady of the Capital City met a gentleman from a far western state at a party in Washington. "Yon are not f rom the far west, sir?" she said doubtfully. "Yes. I have lived there all my life. " "Oh, I'm so glad to meet youl" "Thank yon." "Bnt - excuse me - you see, I've read all the western stories, and it seems to me that you've forgotten something. " "Nothing that I can cali to mind. " "Why, yon don't say 'thar' and 'look hyar, stranger, ' and use all sorts of bad grammar, and wear a pistol so that it bnlges out yonr coat. " "I have never done those things. " "Oh, dear! Then iny idol is shattered!"