VY hen Georgo ötephenson, tho celexrated Scotch enginetr, had coroplted :is model of' a locomotivo, he presentid himself beforo the Britinb Ptirli nent, and a.sked for tlio atteotion and mpport oí' ih:it body. The grave M P.s, lonking sneeringly tt his ínvention, raid : " So you havo made a carriago to nao only by steam, have you ?" "Yes, mv lords ?" " And yon oxpect your carriage to run on parallel ralla, so that it tannot tjet ofF, do you ?'' " Ye?, iny lovds." " Wcll, bcw, Mi-, Stephenson, iet iis show you how absurd your claim is. Süppose whon your carriage is running upon thoso rfcils at the rato of iwenty or thirty miles on hóuf, if you're extravagant enough to even suppose such a thing s posgibte, & cow should ,got in way. You can't turn out for hor--vhat then ?" " Then 'tícill le bad for the cow, my lords:'