"I wLQ have to owe yon a dime," said Schuier Jewett to the tobacconist as he bit off the end of a dgar. '"Bnt I haven't got confidence in you x that eitent You will have to leave thst-diamond pin as collateral." "Thst diamond pin is worth a dollar and a half, and I haven't got confideoce in yon to that extent," replied Schuier as hestrolled out into Broadway pnffing hfe cheap cigar." - Texas Siftings. A Swedish engineer has inventcJ a novel method of blasting by etectricity. He einploya a volta are produced between two-carbon rods placed parallel. When the are is moved close to theepot where blasonéis to be effected an$ntense local hat is created, foüowed by expansión, which has Üio effect of splittingiábe rock.