The most woudi riel labe ff mineral water in the . :;rid is Lake Oi i n, Cal. lt has a speciCc ; rávity cf 1.076 aurt contains 7, 12S. . i of sblid matter to the gallon. Thc-Be grains of solid matter are divided araong tfae Tarioua mineralsasfollows: Col; rid oC sodium (commoD p:üt), 2.842 graius to the gallon; sulpiiate of sodium, 956 graius; oarboualo of sodium, 2, 914praius. Besides the above each gallon of the water has its preportion of snlphate :iurt phosphate of potassium, silica, aluminium, calcium aud iodide of magnesium. - St. Louis Republic. Babyion was bnrned by Cyrus hen taken B. C. 538, but the city was rebuilt with greater spleudor than before. lts final destruction was by fire after a siege and capture.