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Tfus Eminent Divine Sunday DlACOUfftC. Hut All i 'IIuoukU hum lllinl of n 1 1n ili'.nc rrocMH 'r Our ioil Tlluiiil'll Allrr Ml.oltune. Waiiinuto, I). (l-l-Yoni a prnrcss familiar to the f.iriurr Dr. Talimige maw Ii'ivcih of consolation ml encoui ai;t .-im-nt fi-r people in mu iow ami adversity. The tvL in Lniah wviii, V7, '2S. "For the titilics arc not thr.kMhi'il with ft thrashing ln-ti uinent, neither is cart wheel turned about upon On! cummin, lull tlie fitches nrc beaten out with nUfI and the cum min with roil. Di'i-ii.l rm a i bruiscdbc i 1 1 - he will not ever lt! thrashing it." Mil-fortunes of various kinds come upon rarenis people, find in all times the great need of ninety-nine people out of hun dred is solace. Ixok, then, to th:s ncg h U'J allegory of my te.v.t. There art- three kind of seed men tioned - -(itches, cunim.n and corn. Of the hut xvi! ail know. JItit it may lift well to st.v.e th.it the (itches and the rununiii were mruil seeds, like the caiaway or the chick lira. When these gram or herbs were to he tli.';died tiny xveie thrown on tlie (Icon, nnd the workmen xxould come around with ta'f or rod or II ul And beat them un til the wed would he sen.trsted, hut when the cofn win to he thrashed that wad throxn on the floor, and the men would Listen horses or oxen to a curt with iron dented wheel; that cart would be drawn around the thrashing llo tr, and no the work would he accomplished. Different kinds of thrashing for different products. "The (itches were not thrashed with A thrashing instrument, neither a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin, but the fitchew Hie beaten out with a etaff and the cummin with a rod. Jtread corn is bruised tecaute he will not ever be thrash ing it." The erent thought that the text presses upon fiur i-onls is that we all go through homo l;iud of tkra.-diin proee-ss. The fact th:-!. ou n ay iie devoting your life to hon orable and rubie imrpofes will not win you any e-cape. V ilbcrforee, the Christian emancipator, was in bin day deri8i.'dy called "Doctor Cantwell." Thomas llab ington Mr.eauley, the advocate of nil that w.i.s ,.';', long before he became the most co.,s iiotis historian of hid day, was cari cature.! in one of the quarterly review as "Ualio'etongue M.icaulay." Norman Mc Leod, 1 he 'great friend of the Scotch poor, wrs industriously maligned in all quarters, although on the day when he was carried nit to his burial a workman fclood and looked r.t the funeral procession and said. ''If he had done nothing; for anybody more than he has done for me, he would nhine as the srars forever ami ever." All the small wits of London had their lling at .lohn Wesley, the father of Methodism. If fcjch men could not escape the malign ing of the world, neither can you expect to jret rid of the sharp, keen stroke of the tribulum. All who will live godly in Christ Jesus must sutler persecution. Besides that, there are the sicknesses and the bankruptcies and the irritations and the disappointments which are ever putting a cup of aloe3 to your lips. Those wrinkles on your face are hciroglyphics which, it deciphered, would make out a thrilling story of trouble. The footstep of the rab bit is seen the next morning on the snow, and on the white hairs of the asred are the footprints showing where swift trouble alighted. Lvcn amid the joy? and hilarities of life trouble will Fometimes break in. As when the people were assembled in the Charles town theatre during the Revolutionary War, and while they were witnessing a farce mid the audience was in great gratu lation the guns of an advancing army were heard and the audience broke up wild panic and ran for their lives, so oftentimes while you are seated amid the joya and festivities of this world you hear the can nonade of some great disaster. All the fitches and the cummin and the corn must ccvue dowa on the thrashing floor and be pounded. , Jdy subject, in the first place, teaches us tint it is no compliment to us if we es eiue peat trial. The fitches and the cum min on one thrashing floor might look over to the com on another thrashing floor and say: "Look at that poor, mirerable, bruinrd covn! We have only been a little pounded, but thnt has been almost de stroyed." Well, the corn, if it had lips, would answer and say: "Do you know the rea 'oii you have not been as much pounded as 1 have? It is because you are not of so much worth r.s I am. If you were, you wo-ild be as severely run over." Yet there are rncu who suppose tly are the Lord's favorites simply because their barns are full and their bonk account is flush and there are no funerals in the house. It may be because they are fitches and cummin, while down at the end of the lane the poor widoxv may be the Lord's corn. ' "Sou are but little pounded because you aie b:it little worth and she bruised and ground because she is the best part of the harvest. The heft of the thrashing ma chine is according to the value of the grain. If you have not been much thrashed in life, perhaps there is not much to thrash! If you have not been much shaken of trouble, perhaps it is because there is goine; to be a very small yield. When there arc plenty of blackberries. Uia pnt hirers go out with large baskets, but wli ;n the uroughtjias almost consumed the fruit, then a quart measure will do as well. , It tool: the vc:;o'v!oum snake on Paul's, hand, !ind the pounding of him with stones r.nti he was taken up for dead, and the ja:nm:rg ncainst lum of prison 'pates, and the EpVs'an vociferation, and the ankles skinned by the painful slocks, and' the foundering of the Alexandrian corn ship, i:id vhe beheari ng stroke of the Roman sheriff to bring Paul to his proper dcx'clop mcr;t. It was not bccr.n-e Robert Moffat and Ladv Rachel Russell .and Frederick Oner lin w ere www ;4 ham .other people that they had to suffer. It y.as because they were better, and (!od wanted to make then best. By the carelessness of the thrashing you may a. ways coac.uae the value of the -grain. re:.t, my ic::t teaches us that God pro portions our tri'ala to what we can bear the staff for the ritehes, the rod' for the cummin." (he iron wheel for the corn . Somttinies people in ?r?.at Iroub'e sav, "Ob, 1 can't bear it!" Rut you did bear it. fiocl would not have sent it upon you if lie mad iiot kio.vn that you could bear it You treniVicd and yo'.i swooned, but vou pot -through. Co 1 will not take from ypur eves .one tear too many nor from voiir lungs one sigh too deep nor from your tern pies one throb lo sharp. The perp'.esi tics oc.yor.r cann y outness nave not in thrr.i one tr.mle too intricate. You nome xMrr'-M ircl as if orr xvond were full of b:-d.,-m' are t'j;a fl'.-itr Pnr.'i.TT.'irit ON nrv fliv 'ij intratneiii. tliat Cod just u'.M to Tour raif. TIkt? not dollar of ba l drill 4 (iii your h-dcr or disap pointment ahort r "' 1 th.it you expeelcd to J?" lip, but tliat baxe 'iinc doxvn, or A swindle of your huMin j ar'ner or a trick hi the pint of tluiM- xlio are m the siime kind of iiicrrlin:i!iKi that you nre, but Cod intended to overrule or your immortal help. "Oh," you ;y, "(here in no need talking that vxay to me. don't like to be chratej mid outraged " Neither doe the corn lik the corn thraiher, but after it I it been thrAKhed and M innoxvcd it ha a (trent deal better opinion of xinuowin Mill and corn thrasher. "Wt'l," you m.iv, "if could choose hit I'ouhl'e, I would bexvilling t) be troubled.'' Ah. my brother, then it would not be (rouhle. You would choose something that would not hurt, and unless it hurt it doc not net eanclilicd. Your trial pel hap iiihJ' he childlessness. You are fond of chil-dr.-! i. Vou av, "Why does Cod send children to that other household, where they -re unwelcome and are beaten and hanged about when 1 would have taken them vi the nrnm of my affection?' ) ou Kay, "Any other trial but this." our trial peihap mav be a disfigured counte nance or a fare that is easily caricetured, r.nd vou sav, "I could endure anything if onlv'l was good loo'.ing." And your trial perhaps is violent temper, and you have to dnve.it like six unbroken horse amid the gunpowder fxsdosions of a great holi day, and ever and anon it runs away with ou, 'four trial is the asthma. You say, ''If it were rheumatism or neuralgia or erysipelas, but it is this asthma, and it is sii'h nn exhausting thing to breathe." Your trouble is a husband, sharp, snap py and cross about the house and raising a small riot because a button is off. lloxv could you knoxv the button is off ? Yor.r (rial a wife ever in contest with the st VH'iti, and she is a sloven. Though she was very careful about her appeurar.ee m your presence once, now she is careless, hrcaiif.0, she says, her fortune is made! Your trial is a hard school lesson you can not learn, and you have bitten your finger nails until they are a sight to behold. They never cry in heaven because they have nothing tc cry about. There are no tears of bereavement, for you shall have vour friends nil round about you. There are no tears of poverty because each oie siti at the King's tab and has his own chariot of salvation and free access tr the wardrobe where princes pet their array. No tears of sickness, for there are no pneumonias in the air and no malarial ex halations from the rolling river of life and no crutch for the !a:iie limb and no splint for the broken arm. but the pulses throb bing with the health of the eternal Cod in a climate like our June before the blossoms fall or our gorgeous October before the leaves scatter. In ti.at land the souls will talk over the different modes of thrashing. Oh. the story of the staff thnt struck the titches and the rod tint beat the cummin and the iron wheel that went over the corn! Dan iel will describe the lions and Jonah levia thia.li and Paul the elmwood whips with which he was scourged, and live will tell how aromatic Eden was the day she left it, and Johu Rogers will tell of the smart of the flame and Elijah of the fiery team that wheeled him up the sky steeps and Christ of the numbness and .the paroxysms and hemorrhages of the awful crucifixion. There they are before the throne of God on one elevation all those who were struck of the rod, on the highest elevation and amid the highest altitudes of heaven all those who were under the wheel. lie will not ever be thrashing it. Is there not enough salve in this text to make a plaster large enough to heal all your wounds? When a child is hurt, the mother is very apt to say to it, "Now. it will soon feel better." And that is what Cod says when Ke embosoms all our trou ble in the hush of this great promise. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comcfh in the morniii!:." You mav leave your pocket handkerchief sopping wet with tears on your death nillow. but you will go up absolutely sorrowless. They will wear black, you will wear white; cy presses tor them, palms lor you. lou will ay: "Is it possible that I arii here? Is this heaven? Am I so pure now I will never do anything wrons? Am I so well that 1 will never be sick again? Are these com panionships so firm that they will never again be broken? Is that Mary? Is that ohnf Is that ir.y loved one I nut awav into darkne?3? Can it be that these are the faces of those who lay so wan and emaeia-ed in the back room that axvful night dying? Oh, how radiant they are. JjOoic at Uiern! llow radiant thev are! Why, how unlike this place is from" what I thought w-Hen 1 left the wor d be ow. Ministers drew pictures of thi3 land, but how tame compared with the reality! They ro.a mo on carta that death was sunset. No. no! It is sunrise! Glorious sunrise! I see the lisdit now purpling the hills, and the clouds flame with the coming day." liien the gates ot heaven will be oncned. and the entranced soul, with the acuteness and power of the celestial vision, will look thousands or miles doxvn upon the ban nered procession, a river of shimmering splendor, and will cry out, "Who are they?" And the angel of Cod, standing clo-je by, will say, "Do vou not know who they a.e?" "No," fays the entranced soul. 1 cannot sue.ss who thev are. lhe anael will say, "I will tell you, then, who they are. These are they who came out of great tribulation, or thrashing, and their robes washed and made white in the blood of the Irmb Would that I could administer some of these drops of celestial anodyne to these nervous and c:;cited souls. If vou would take enough of it, 'it would cure all your pangs. The thought that you are going to gel through with this after awhile, all this sorrow and all this trouble. We shall have a great mar.y grand days in heaven, but I will tell you which will be the grandest day of all the million ages of heaven. You say, "Are you sure you can tell me?" Yes, I can. It will be the day we get there. Some say heaven is groxvirn more glorious. I suppose it is, but I do not care much about that. Heaven now ia good enough for me. History has no more gralulatory scene than the breaking in of the English army upon Lucknow India. A few weeks before a massacre had occurred at ( awnpur, and 0'J women and children had been put in a 100-shot record on the staudard Amer room. lhen bye professional butchers went ,., tni.pt nt .,)0 Vimls. nnd raised it in and slew them. Then the bodies of the slitin wvre taken out and thrown into a .well. As the English army tame into ("awnpur they went into the room, and oh. what a horrid scene! Swod strokes on the wall near the floor, shoxving that the poor things had crouched when they died, and they saxv also that the ileor was ankle deep in blood. The soldiers v a'ked on their heels across it, lest their shoes be submerged of the carnage. And on that floor of blood there were Mowing locks of hair and fragments of dresses. Out in Lucknoxv they had heard of the assaere. and the women xxere waiting for t!-e same awful death, waiting amid anguish Sn ''.:! nnd Outra-n and Norman r.nd Sir tUvid Laird and Peel, tha heroes of tb l'.n h nny huira fur llir:n'-l.rol,e In ol lh.it huiril eene, nnd hImV jet tln were .iuiid.n, nnd while rhei-.-s ywit M"umi; froi i ilir survinic, d)ing peui!e on the one wide nnd I rum the tiaxil worn and powder bl.ii kfiied nu'diers on the other, I ;lit there, in front of tlie kind's palace, thcie us Mich a scene i.f handshaking and lulu ac'iiisj and biuxterom joy as uould ut terly confound tlio pen of the poet and the pencil of the painter. And no wonder, xxh'ii these ei.iiiialed women, .x ho hail suiieied so heroically for Christ's mke, march 'd out from their incarceration, one wounded Mnglish soldier got up in his f.i ti'ue and wounds and leaned suainst the vail and threw his cap up and shouted, "Three fleers, my boyt, for the brjve wf.inenl" Yes, that wa an exeitma scene. P.ut a pladder and more triumphant scene xx ill it be wlun you come up into heaven from tin conlkcts and incarceration of ttii v-orld, ""trraniui xvith the wounds of bot tle, nnd wan with hunirrr, nnd while the hosts of God are cheering their great ho sanna you xvill strike hands of rongratula tu n Hiid eternal deliverance in the presence of the throne. On that night there will be bonfires on every hill of heaven, and there xvill be i candle in every windoxv. Ah, no! I form t, 1 forget. Tin y xvill have no need of the candle or of sun. for the Lord God givelh them light, and they shall reign for ever and ever. Hail, hail, sons and daugh ters of the Lord Cod Almighty! (Cuprisbt, IWi, L. klopsik.l PROMINENT PEOPLE. Former President Clevelaril lins cole brated his sixty-fifth birthday. Ur. F. M. Freshwater has resigned the Presidency of Uuldwlu University, at I'.erea, Ohio. Mark Twain, like many other cele brities, re surd u the siutosniph-lninter as au intruder. Emperor 'William has named one of his Riiavdships, a former torpedo boat, the Alice lloosevelt. Kinjr Edward has pet the custom of snuff taking, which, iu consequence, promises to be revived. General Lloyd Wheaton is very popu lar with his soldiers hi the Philippines, who speak of him an:ou.-; theuiselvis as "Old Dad." Lord Huberts has written to AV. W. Astor, of London, thanking the mil lionaire for his generosity hi donating $00,000 toward the encouragement of rirlo clubs. The villages of Fulton, X. Y., and Athol, Mass., are the latest beueiiciar k'S under Andrew Carnegie's library fund. Each village is tc get a $15,000 library building. Dr. Charles Cuthbert Hall, President of the Union Theological Seminary, has gone abroad under selection of the Haskell lectureship of Chicago Univer sity. Dr. Hall will rpend three months at Oxford and then lecture iu India and Japan. General Henry P.. Carrington, who has celebrated his seventy-eighth birth day, at Loston, was, in 1875, granted access by Great Erilain and France to all Revolutionary archives, through which he was able to survey and map the Revolutionary battlefields. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, honorary President of the Circolo Italiano, has been honored with a diploma from the Societa Dante Alighieri of Pome. The diploma is in recognition of the help Mrs. Howe has been to the Loston branch in its work of diffusing knowl edge of the Italian language ttud liter ature SPORTING BREVITIES. Cadet. Bunker has won the all around athletic championship at West Point. Cambridge has defeated Oxford by eight lengths in their annual boat race on the Thames. The Hockey Club of New 1 oik lias been defeated by the Ottawa hockey team, by 4 to 3 gonls. Harry Black, of Gloucester, X. J., has signed a contract with the Cincin nati National League Club. Yale's spring football practice will begin after the Easter vacation and continue until hot weather. J. W. Farley, of the University of Maine, has been appointed head coach, of Harvard University Rugby candi dates. , Walter Brodie, who was utility man for the Baltimore Baseball Club last Year, has been signed by that club lor 1902. The best twenty-live marksmen in the police forces of Chicago and St. Louis will hold a revolver contest by telegraph on May 2. Trainer Walter Christy, of the Cali fornia University, has signed a four- year contract to train the athletes. His salary will be $125 a mouth, including vacations. John A. Drake, the China 20 turfman, has signed Lucicn Lyne, the jockey, who rode for F. D. Morris last yoar. The retaining fee is $UO00, with extra money for ail winning mounts. Since winning the Crescent City Derby Lord Quex has become a factor to be considered seriously in the Amer ican Derby. The history of this event shows that Western and Southern horses have won it in the past. At the Rod and Gun Club's regular shoot at Springfield Mass.. T. R. Geisel made a successful at tack on the world s by three points to SOS. The record was held by Mr. Bergeson, of Cheyenne, Wyoming. HKKhTIC MIU1) OUT. Gay Kevorend Lowlher Must I.eato the Methodist Cliurcli. At Arkansas City, Kar.s., Saturday Rev. Granville Lowther formally re- fused to accept the proposition to stop i his teachings, and the Methodist Epis- 1 tr'nl rnrcmirree declared him ! guilty of heresy. This, cf course, means 1i3lissal from the Church.. JIOMMS OF Till; UHAVKliS. f AST DISAPPEARING BEFORE THE VANGUARD OF CIVILIZATION Hour the I Itllw Iclluwi IttilM ami tn II41 iiiuii v ( lurf 'I III t IiiIiiiIiii Ileal on llirir Ability I :uu I nrer Iliey Unto I 11 re.liiiKly 1 In litr H .'-. The beaver la unother of the aui nmls which arc fart disappcu Ing ba ffle the barbarian vanguard of civi lization. From a common an.l widely distributed animal, lie has become rare and local, and In most parts of the United States he Is already but a faint memory, kept olive by such names Heaver FalLs, Leaver Dam I and Beaver Brook, Riven to places v l.ich ho formerly Inhabited. Ills beautiful fur coat was coveted by man, and according to the universal law of nature he died because It was tc the Immediate Interest of a more powerful animal to kill him. Per haps he has fulfilled his mission; at any rate, few animals have June more toward forming the contour of the country. Wherever ho has been ho has left lasting monuments to kis In dustry la the form of meadows, ponds and waterfalls, and his name will al ways be associated with peaceful, in telligent labor. In appearance, the braver reminds us somewhat of a musk rat nnd some what of a woodcliuck, though he Is larger than either of them. In length ho measures something over two feet, from the tip of his blunt nose to the root of his tail. His body is roughly cone-shaped, being largest In the rear, and covered with the rich, shining fur, which is at once tits wealth and his death warrant. This fur Is of two kinds, one composed of long, coarse, glossy chestnut hair, which Is short, thick, soft and silky. The nose of the animal is blunt, the eyes small, and the oars short ani rounded. The fore feet are short atjd slender, but the hind feet are large and web-bed to the toe nails. The former serve the animal In place of hands, while the latter are the propellers which urge him through the water. But the most peculiar part of a beaver's anatomy is his tail. This appendage Is flat and broad, and its horizontal outline i almost a perfect eclipse, about a foot long and three and a half inches wide. It 13 about an inch taick and covered with angular scales. It is used by the beaver as a. rudder to guide him while swimming, not as a tray on which to carry building mate rial's, nor as a trowel to plaster the walls of his dwelling, as some old writers would have us believe. The beaver also uses it to slap the water as a signal to his companions when there is danger in the wind. The hTv"1"-''- ''it- i'lc o flieMn". tion rests on his ability as an cngi- iite.r, Winch i.s auiiu.i.ieu uj any ether four-footed creature. When a colony of beavers take possession of a body of water, usually a small, clear river or brook, they first of all make a dam. which throws the water back, flooding the surrounding land an.l creating a pond, the site of a future beaver city. The dam Is made of mud, small stones, mo'ss grass and the branches of trees which have been cut down by the sharp and powerful incisor teeth of the beavers. The branches form the frame work of the dam, and the mud, stones, moss and grass are plastered in between the sticks, forming a strong water-tight structure. Such a dam is sometimes eight feet high an I almost a quarter of a milo in lengtn, extending far be- yend the original banks of the stream. It is perhaps ten or twelve feet wide at the bottom, but much narrower at the top, as the sides slope toward each other. In the pond thus formed the beav ers make their lodges or houses, great dome-shaped structures, six or eight feet high, an.l some of them from twelve to twenty feet in circumfer ence. The doorways are under the water, and in front of each the beav ers scratch away the mud, forming a deeper channel that they may sink the wood intended for winter food without danger of its being frozen In, and that they may pass freely in and out, even when the ice Is thick upon the pond. The tops of the houses are made of branches matted together and plastered with mud and moss, and when this is all frozen together it forms an almost irnpregnabte fortress. Sometimes as many as ten or twelve beavers occupy a single lodge, each with a separate bed near the walls, and each sharing the laborious work which is necessary to the welfare of every beaver community. When an ldent happens to a Jam or t onQ . . , of the houses, the little animals are quick to repairit, realizing, apparently, the value of "a stitch in time." Hunt ers used to take advantage of their thrifty habits to work their destruc tion. After breaking down a portion of a dam tney would sometimes hido In silence until the little rltlrns turned cut to repair the damage, and J thcn sllool tne beautiful creatures in cold blooJ At olher time3 thpy wouM Eet sttel trapg unaer the. water, and fve swjmrning beavers would be caught by the leg. In the struggle for fr,qcrtly torn oft- aad beavers with oil" or In ifn of th lr flulit b'f mi; In;: wi r if ;ul!e commori occurrence. The !;'. f f.md of tin" be'ivir (on pi; ts of th ten,!r baik of younn trceii. parilcMlarly that of binh s n l willows, but b" also eats aquatic runts and bulbs, nnd In captivity bo ban fchown a liking for many of the com mon garden vegetables. Yesterday 1 paid a visit lo the beav i rr In the Zoological Garden at tbf Bionx Park, New York, where most of the ntitmals are kept under condi tlons ns closely resembling thorn of nature as absolute safety to visitors will permit. II. to tbes Interesting animals have cut down trees, dammed the stream assigned to them, and built their lodges with es much confi dence as though they had been free In the wilds of Maine or Canada. Young beavi rs are usually born In April or May, but sometimes ns late ns July. There are generally from two to five little ones In a litter, and about a month after birth they begin to follow the mother In th water. I nave not yet m-cn very young beav ers, but I am told that they are born with their eyes open. Hartford Times. VOCUE OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES. lirysoiift iiikI Tout mnlliir IhB Knvirr llfin IU iivt'i y of Indian C hildren. Fashion in Jew elry is fickle. It does not depend upon tho value of the jewel Itself, because worn I precious stones, whose value Is not to be com pared with that or the great standard jewels, have been and still arc re markably fashionable. The diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald and pearl will never be deposed. They are not dependent upon fashion. Pearls were quite as much in vogue that eventful day Cleopatra dissolved ouo In vine gar as they are today. It Is the 'semi-precious stones that have to neceivc the approval of Dame Fashion before they havo any great amount of value. Just now chryso phrase and the tourmalines are in high favor, and they appeal to mas culine as well as feminine fancy. The matrices of these stones are also extremely popular since a great vari ety is possible, and no two specimens are anywhere near alike. Turquoise has had its day, or Is rapidly having it, and this may be due to the fact that it is so readily Imitated or "doc tored." There Is an enamel which cannot be distinguished from genuine turquoise save by tnose familiar with semi-precious 'stones. Chrysophrase has been called the American emerald, although it is translucent and not transparent. It occurs in emerald and apple green, and is capable of the highest polish. Green is considered a very decorative color; this may account for the use of chrysophrase. The stone is used in what is known as cabochon form; that is, cut with rounded surface, with out facets. In many instances the engraver's art i3 called into requisi tion and the chrysophrase Is cut In the shape of a head or bust or often the form of the Egyptian scarab. Either ergraved or poli'shej plain, the stones are frequently used for lorgnette chains, for bracelets, fobs and the tops of salts bottles and vinaigrettes. Tourmaline is a sort of wizard stone. It occurs In various colors, red, blue, pink, yellow, green, brown, and olive-green. This stone is cut with facets as the diamond is cut, and it its blue form may readily be eon founded with the sapphire. Tourmal ines are also engraved or cut cabo chon style, and are remarkable for their lustre and singularly fresh look. There are some especially fine speci mens of tourmalines, cut and uncut, In this city. In a small room of a Nassau street office building there is a staff of several persons engaged in the examining and sorting of the stones. In front of a window at the rear of the room is a lapidary, whose wheel Is whirring all day long, cut ting, engraving and polishing the stones. According to legend, about twenty five years ago, ' a little party of In dian children were playing in the dirt near their camp several miles north west of wrhat is now Mesa Grande Post-office. One of them 'found a new "stone," a six-sided, shiny "stone," two or thres inches long, and about the diameter of a lead pencil. When the new stone was rubbed it was found to be of a remarkable transpar ent blue. It seemed to be an enor mous sapphire ; the children did not know what it was, but it was proba bly the first tourmaline found in San Diego county. Many years elapsed before the character of the stones became known. Now the land In which they are found has been bought up, and thousands of dollars worth of crystals are shipped to New York: every month. - Illun'rntlon. Guy So you are going to write the. book and Arthur is to make the pic tures? Percy Oh, no; Arthur is to make the pictures, and then I'm going to write the book. Detroit Free Press. It is calculated that in London alone there are discharged into the at mosphere daily IS, 000 tons of uncon r.umed fuel.