following story which is very good out ratfaer old - having gone the rounda of the papers some years since: A good story is told of a prominent rsilroad gentleman of this city, who is equally renowned for his ability to make and take a joke. A railroad employee, wfaoM home is in Avon, carne one Saturday night to ask for a pass down to visit his family. " You are in the etnploy of the railroad ?" inquired the geotleman alluded to. "Yes." " You receive your pay regularly ?" "Yes." " Well. Now suppose you were vrorking for a farmer instead of a railroad, would you expect your employer to hiteh up bis team every Saturday night and carry you home ?" This seemed a poser, but ït wasn't. " No," said the man promptly, " I wouldn't ezpeet that ; but if the farmer had his team hituhcd up, and waa going my way, I should cali hini a darned mean cuss if he vvouTdn't let me ride !" Mr. Employee came out three minutes afterwards with a pass in his eock, good lor twelvo mo.Dtl)B.