A Distinction With A Difference

A gentleman from "out 'town," came into Redding & Co.'s on Christmas

day, and leaning thoughtfully over the counter, says he to Prescott,

"Got any Psalms here?"

"N-n-no," says Prescott, reflectingly, "but," he continued, after a

moment's pause, and handing down a copy of Hood, "here's plenty of old


The out-of-town gentleman gave a glance at the pictures, and with a

countenance indicative of having been tasting a crab-apple--left!