-A doctor recenlly dip.d who was tho oldest medical man in ono of our large midland towns. The babies ho had holped in early practico througli tlie perils of childhood had come to bo gray-haired men ; and one day, as the stovy goe=, he liad an engagement with one, a well known ïnerchnnt. The hour of tho pngagement wa past, and tho doctor was pacing the floor oí iiis atudy when tho gentleman carne in with an apology on hij lips. " No matter, 110 matter ! " said tho doctor with an irapatient wavo of his hand!" ... : . ... ys behind. I ronicinibor," raid ha, " thirty years ago, gittingfos ten .:! hours in tho little back parlor of your father's house waiting for you to be bpru. You were always behind time."