The night, "om Tlu 0?k, , polieeman passing aloi." Lamed strett east carne upon a boy who wlfJ aUtinj. np and down in front of ft Vse' M wlien the hul was asked if .e uvj thero, and why he did not go in, .c re. plied : " Dad's waitiug for ine with a whip.'1 " Going to dust your jacket, is he!" "That'sthe programme," sighed tltc boy, " unloss I eau think np something to xinfasten his mind from the snbjcct. If I could rush in and teil hhnthat a big flre was rnging down town, or tliat the Mnyor was dead, or some bucIi tliingi he'd be taken by surprise and forget aii about dressing me down." "And you can't think of anythbg else?" "Not a thing. I wish theoldgett was in the habit of stealing his wood, getting into the House of Correctiou, et doing something that would give me t hold on him, but he's straighter than a Alderman'selbow."- Detroit FreeJPrcti.