Thomas B. Reed was one of the Legislative Committee sent to inspect an insane asylum. There was a dance on the night the committee spent in the investigation, and Mr. Reed took for a partner one of the fair unfortunates to whom he was introduced.
"I don't remember having seen you here before," said she; "how long have you been in the asylum?"
"Oh, I only came down yesterday," said the gentleman, "as one of the Legislative Committee."
"Of course," returned the lady; "how stupid I am! However, I knew you were an inmate or a member of the Legislature the moment I looked at you. But how was I to know? It is so difficult to know which."