Exobufe. They did not of ten give dinner parties, and never gave a large one; but at the littlo reuniona to which thoy did invite their friends they liked overything the best. So, on the afterDOOD of one of their choice little feasts the host sumnioncd nis boy-in-buttons, and said: "Now, John, you must be very careful how you h:md round tho wine." "Yes, sir." "These bottles i with the black seals are the best, and j these with the red seal the inferior sherry. Tlie best sherry is for after ! dinner; the inferior sherry you wil] hand around with the hoek after soup. ! You understand - hoek and inferió ; sherry after soup?' "Yes, sir, ; fectly," said the boy-in-buttons. And tbe evening earae, and the guests came, and everylhing was progressing ' admirably till the boy went round the table asking oi every guest: "Hoek or inferior . ry?" Everybody took hoek. A few years ago says the London Standard, the young people of England beoame imbuctl with the roller skating era.e, and rinks were built all over the country. The fevor, however, was as brief as any other vagaries of fashiou; tbe enthusiasm died away, t!ie rinks weiv deserted, the investors lost their raouey, and ruller gkatea disuijpearcd in the land. The liv is luatlo nol so aiucb to proteet yon ;ií-iiiiít othors a.s )tteri against you.