Young men on starting out to travel on stage lines used to get the advice to get a seat by the driver. It is not however always a success, for some drivers won't talk while others talk more than they should do. The writer of this took several days' ride through California on the top with the driver, and the only words that this driver spoke were once " yes," and another time "Fresno." An'English traveler relates that last year he was riding through Greenwood Cemetery, and calling the attention of the driver to some pretty specimens of the weeping variety of the English Beech, was told "Yes, them are the Californy trees, they were fetched all the way from Frisco." This is a case of too much talking.