He was ia no hurry as he went lip the steps of the Elevated station on Third avenue. He took plenty of time to buy bis ticket, and he carefully looked it over to see whether it was a genuine ticket or a dead bead pass to a theater. He walked slowly to the ticket box and fluttered it in, and theu he advanced slowly to the up town train and reached the yate of a car just as it was lucked on him. "Too latei" said the conductor with a grin as ho pulled the strap. "Too late tor what?" "To take tuis train." "Didn't want to take it- April fooi! Just ciime up to pay you off for leavinK meone day last spring! Go ahead witli your old train - hal bal ha!" And as the train sped away he walked off down stairs, cliucklinp; and cackling over haring the bulge on the Third avenue road. - II. Quad in Xew York Evening _ World.