"John! JohDl" Mr. Billus ceased snoring. "What's the matter, Maria?" "There's a man in the honse. Listen !" "What?" "I heardaheavyfoot on the stairway. Listen!" Mr. Billas listened a moment. "I don 't hear anything. " "Ido. There - I heard itagain!" There was no response bat a snore. "John!" Another snore. "John Billus, are yon af raid to get np?" No response. Mrs. Billus lay down again. "If you can stand it tohave the honse robbed," sne exclaimed wrathfully, "I can." At the end of half ;ua hoor she upoke again : "John!" Ko answer. "John Billns!" "What's the matter now?" "I was mistaken. There wasn't any man in the house. And there isn't any man in the house now, either. Hear that, do yon?"