A man witk a face tanned hke a side of leather carne into the office yesterday, and, leaning over the railing tbat divides onr sacred precincfcs froni the sordid world, said: "Ilaid an egg " "Eh!" we exclaimed, in great surprise. "I laid an egg " "Hold on- hold on!" , we shouted, interrupting him again, and grabbing up our penoil. "Now proceed." "I laid an egg four inehes long " "Impossible!" we ejaculated, looking at him in ment. "I laid an egg four inches long and two wide " "But, dear sir," we said, " it is not possible ; it would be a miracle." "I laid an egg four inches long and two wide on your table, you numb-headed fooi," roared the man, dancing up and down in a passion, "but if you notice it now I'll take and ram it down your idiotie throat," and he rushed out of' the office, taking steps seven feet long, and went swearing and raving up tho sfcreetj while wc softly feit of the ln-iiin bumps on our heacï, and winkcd gently at au image of the "Greek Slave" on the áesk.- Röekhmd Courier.