During the week ending Saturday, January 30, we filed into the Patent Office from our New York Office, twenty-six applications for patents, exclusive of those presented through our Branch Office at Washington. This is a cheering proof of the impetus which has been given to inventive skill by the frank and generous encouragement extended to inventors at the Patent Office. The special correspondent of the New York Tribune announces the removal of Dr. Everett from the position of Chief-examiner in the Patent Office—a post he has long filled. The reason assigned is "for preparing a patent bill restricting the sphere of the Commissioner." See advertisement of Luther Tucker & Son in another column. These veteran publishers of agricultural works are sure to offer something valuable in that line. Patent Claims Issued from the United States Patent Office FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 26, 1858. [Reported officially for the Scientific American.] POTATO PLANTERS—J. R. Albertson, of Allegheny, Pa. : I claim the arrangement of belt, Z, and fiiipm, f, with rods, r, and hopper, h, in the manner and fur the purpose described. PLOWS—Joseph Banks, of Dadeville, Ala. : I claim the combination of the triple-branched coulter, I, bars, P6H, and point, L, constructed and arranged as specified. ROTARY PUMPS—J. S. Barden, ot New Haven, Conn. : I do not claim a rotary pump constructed with a cylindrical case, an annulus or rhuz piston, and a wing or slide either hinged or fastened firmly to the piston, and made to slide through a recess in the edge of the case, the said ring piston being moved around in the caae by an eccentric placed within such piston, this principle of construction being common to the pumps or profiler s,, described in the specifications of the United state* Patents numbered 13,97!), 14,599, and 18,314, and also in the specifications of several foreign patents. But what I do claim is the above described application or irrnngrmcut of the reciprocating cylinder, D, and its chamber, C, with the case chamber, B, the in- \ duction opening, d, and the slide wing, E, fixed permanently to and so as to vibrate with the ring piston, and slide up and down in accordance with other movements thereof, and have a water passage through it, as specified. I do not claim making both the induction and eduo-tion passages in the slide wing, as this is shown in the pumps described in the said patents, 13,979 and 14,590. But I do claim arranging one passage oulv in the slide wing, and the other in the reciprocating e-yliadirr. D, or through the case as specified. WASHING MACHINE—Nicholas Bennet, of New Lebanon, N. Y., assignor to David Parker, of Shaker Village, N. H. : I claim the arrangement of two or more washing chambers, with a traveling frame carrying two or more rubbers, one for each chamber, said traveling frame resting on, and supported by the sides of the washing chambers, as set forth, for the purpose of washing several kinds or qualities of clothes at the same time, without allowing ihe suds or water in one chamber to flow, or be dashed over into the next one to it, as described. PEPPER-BOX —Edmund Brown, of Lynn, Mass. : I claim making a spice and pepper box air-tight and self-closing, substantially as described, and for the object specified. MACHINERY FOR OBTAINING AND PRESERVING POWER FROM TRAINS WHILE PASSING RAILWAY STATIONS—E. T. Russell, of Shelbyville, Ind. : As I am wll awaro that there is no novelty in running machinery by weight, no claim is laid on that core. But I claim the catching or saving of power from a train of cars in its flight through the ourved planes, 6 6, and the appended mechanism, or any other equivalent I devioe, substantially as set forth. APPARATUS FOR DYEING YARNS IN THE SKEIN—M. Delany, of Clinton, Maas. : I claim combining with the vat, A, and the movable frame, B, two series of supporting rollers, KKKLL L, the pressure rollers, IIIT Ami the key shafts, C'C, nil their gears or mechanism for rotating euch eupforliiif rollers when tlu'skuiiis! nx\j lowered into tho rata, the whole being made to operate together, substantially as described. I also claim combining with the supporting rollers and their sustaining frame, the mechanism for separating the skeins or keeping them separate, and from overriding one another while they are in revolution. I also claim the mode of constructing such skein separating mechanism, viz., of a combination of crossed levers, and two slide frames arranged so as to operate together, substantially as Bet forth. I also claim the mode of making the dipping frame, viz., of a frame, B, and two twining frames, M M, applied so aa to operate together, substantially aa described. GAS HEATING APPARATUS—P. S. Dcvlan, of Cam-den, N. J. : I claim the arrangement of the tank, generator and radiator, with each other, and with a gas burner, substantially as set forth, and for the purpose of making a gas heating apparatus for warming rooms, chambers, &c., aa described. RAILROAD CAR COUPLING—G. W. Doolittle, of Richfield Springs, N. Y. : I do not claim aa new the general form of the buffing frame, as shown and described, nor do I claim the use of the draft link of the plain form as here used, as these are now in common use. But I claim the mode I have described for inserting the draft bolt, and catching the link, while the operator is standing on the platform, a well as the mode of holding the bolt down by tho clasp, h, beneath, while drawing, as id also described, I also claim the mode of releasing the hold on the draft bolt whieh I have described, by the self-operating agency of the pin, V, and the thumb-piece, w, acting as a self-uncoupler as described, the whole being combined and arranged substantially as set forth. MUSICAL WIND INSTRUMENTS—C H. Eisenbrandt, of Baltimore, Md. : I claim the construction and arrangement of wind musical instrument by the addition of compensation sliding extenaon crook or curved tube, ! D E F G ; the auxiliary transition valve, II, the key- j bar, L L, the secondary keys, M N, the connection ac- i tuating rods and arms, OPQKS T U V, together, and : in combination with the valves, tubes and pipes, substantially as set forth, shown and described. CURRY-COMBS—E. L. Evans, of Providence, R. I. : I do not claim separately the flexible back, A. But I claim constructing the curry-comb with a flexible back, A,formed of india-rubber, and flexible teeth a. formcid of the same rarterialas the back or other pliable or flexible substance which may be moulded with the india-rubber, substantially as shown and described. [In a former patent the inventor formed the backs of curry-combs of india-rubber, with metallic teeth. This patent is for forming the whole, teeth, handle and back of india-rubber or other plastic substance, so that the whole is flexible and much more efficient. MACHINES FOB PLOWING—J. W. Fawks, of Cliria-tiana, Pa. : I claim the employment offne barrel-shaped wheel or driver, E, constructed with purs, K K, in the manner described in combination with guiding wheels, C C, and screw, D, and segmental rack, b, for the purpose of drawing the plow frame and plows described in the manner set forth in the specification. MAYING BROOMS—Thomas Floyd (assignor to himself, D. K Wunderlich, and B. F. Nead;, of Chambersburg, Pa. : I do not claim clamp plates, tamped up of sheet metal, as this is not new. But I claim the cast metallic elamp plates, B, with, points, d, between which is placed and compressed the material used, br means of Che bolt and screw, b, which passes through tho plates and material, and which is firmly secured hf utmsM of said bolt and screw, aa described, and for the purjtfMe of making brooms or brashes, without sewfng ' et forth. BLADES FOR PENCIL SHARPENERS-;-W. K Foster, of Bangor, Me. : I claim tor supporting small pieces of metal, and aiding in their reduction to wedges or knife-blades, under the action of a grinder or grinding wheel, a gage bed plate or holder constructed with recesses made so as to operate substantially as described, such bed being moved along under the grinder, or the grinder moved over it in such a manner as to successively reduce each of the blanks that may bo within its recesses. RAILROAD CAR BRAKES—Samuel Gumaer, of Chicago, 111. : I disclaim all combinations of shoes and rubbers for breaking upon both rail and wheels, when such combinations are designed and arranged to act either simultaneously or first upon the rail. I also disclaim all shoes acting rigidly upon the rail as forming no part of my combination. 1 further disclaim the use of cams in applying brake rubbers. But I claim the loosely hung rubbers and spring bottomed shoe, connected as described in combination with the tri-branched earn, when the lower toe of the cam acts upon the spring, and the said parts are all relatively so arranged that the rubbers are applied to the wheels prior to the application of the shoe to the rail, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. DEVICE FOR SHIFTING THE BOLT TO EFFECT THE TAPER IN SHINGLE MACHINES—W. D. Guseman, of Mor-gantown, Va. : I claim the rocking pieces, N N, with their adjustable tongues, u u, and boxes, m m, for forming a bed to receive the bolt, and reverse its inclination, so as to cut off the shingles' butt and point, and adjust their taper and thickness, as set forth. PUG MILLS—James A. Hamer, of Reading, Pa. : I am aware that screws of different kinds have been used for tempering and carrying clay into brick machines, I therefore do n ot claim the screws separately. But I claim the arresting plunger or their equivalent in combination with the screw, the whole being constructed and arranged for operation in the manner and for the purpose set forth. MACHINES FOR PLANING AWAY ICE IN RIVERS—R. W. Heywood, of Baltimore, Md. : I claim, first, The bevel-edged plane irons, E, connected with the series of grooving beveled cutters, C C. for the purpose of grooving and planing away ice on navigable waters, substantially as set forth. Second, The peculiar urratcnuusit consisting of the adjustable standards, D D fi\ pulleys, i j, endless chain, I, pin, pinions, f f, crank shaft, K, in combination with the ice-grooving and planing mechanism, substantially aa and for the purposes set forth. TIDAL ALARMS—Abel Hildreth, of Thomaston, Me. ; I would remark that I am aware that a fog bell has been sounded by a striking apparatus whose motive power has been obtained by the tidal movements of a float, therefore I do not claim such as my invention. What I claim is my improved tidal alarm, constructed with the two windlass barrels, the ratchets and pawls, the reversing chains and weights, and the two float chains, arranged and applied in connection with the striking mechanism, and the float and its stem or rod so as to operate therewith, substantially as do-scribed. HEATERS OR COOLERS—J. C. Hoadlcy, of Lawrence, Mass. ; I claim constructing heaters or coolers by forming the tubes, tube sheets and case thereof of homogeneous metal and without joints uniting said parts. CORN PLANTERS—P. C. Mosier. of Homer, III. : I claim the beam, A, when shaped, as specified, and pivoted to the axle. C, by its forward end, and has its rear end which carries the tubular furrow opener covering shares, seed hopper, and driver's seat, arranged to run directly upon the ground, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. SHINGLE MACHINE—Elijah Morgan, of Morgantown, Va. : I claim, in combination with the traversing carriage,' G, the horizontally semi-rotating piece I, with its flanges, m n, and m' n', operated in the manner and ior the purpose set f,orth. I also claim, in combination with the carriage, G, the auxiliary carriage, H, when made susceptible of adjustment as set ftnth. for the purpose of changing the line or angle at whicli the bolt brought against the saw, as described. STRAW CUTTERS—J. H. Mumma, of Harrisburg, Pa. : I claim the arrangement of the feed rollers, e ', operated on by tappets,o o, crushing cylinder, d d', provided with gum springs, n n, cutter Dar, g and h, and eutter, 11, substantially in the manner and for the purposes set forth. TANNING LEATHER—B. G. Noble, of White Water, Wis. : I am aware that sulphate of soda, chloride of sodium, alum and nitric acid, have been used in different proportions and combinations in other processes of tanning, and therefore I do not claim their use in any manner differing substantially from my own. But I claim the fixing bath composed of nitric acid and glycerine diluted with water, in the proportions specified, or thereabouts, and employed substantially in the manner set forth. RAILROAD CAR SPRINGS—Henry Waterman, of Hudson, N. Y. : I claim the combination of a series of bars or leaves of steel, as specified, with the end hearing d d, and distributor, b, or their equivalents: suutaniiHUv in the manner set forth. COTTON PRESS—D. G. OImstead,of Vicksburg,Misa.: I do not claim the employment of a fusee wheel, single or double, for the purpose of pressing, But I claim providing the fusee wheel with holes or equivalent means of attachment at intervals from end to end of the flanges thereof, so that the leverage of the press may be readily varied when desired, substantially as specified. STEAM THROTTLE VALVES—J. W. OmomLof Columbus, Ohio :, I claim the plate, J, fund rocker, K, arranged in connection with the perforated valve seat, H, operated substantially as described, for the purpose of increasing or diminishing the area of tho steam passages in the valve seat. RAILROAD CAR COUPLING—John Pearson, of Sterling, Iowa : I do not claim the uae of a single spring link as a coupling. Nor do I claim draft pieces held together by an exterior spring. But 1 claim the combination link made up of the spring, c, bent as specified, iron piece, a, and arms, b b, connected therewith by interior projecting points, as described, when used in combination with the levers, h, and pins, i i, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. HBEL SPUR TO PREVENT SLIPPING ON ICE—Horatio Pollard, of Boston, Mass. : I claim the combination of the screw socket and screw stud, or spur, as described, and for the purpose specified. LANTERNS—Jacob H. Reighard, of Birmingham, Pa. : I claim attaching the top and bottom trimmings of lanterns to the globe by means of lugs, fitting on a bead around the upper and lower neck of the glass globe, so that they may be more readily attached or removed, or anew globe inserted when necessary, ia the manner described. PADLOCK-7-John Schneider, of Chicago, 111. : In padlocks wherein the bolt is shot through the staple of the hackle by the direct action of the shackle itself, I olaim the peculiar mechanfem described, consisting of a bolt and tumbler rotating upon a common stationary spindle, in combination with an auxiliary trigger, the aid parts being constructed, arranged and operating in connection with each other, in the manner substantially as specified. APPARATUS FOR TANNING SKINS—C. A. Shaw and J. Clark, of Biddeford, Me. : We make no claim whatever to the invention of Wattle, aa patented by him May26, 1867, or any part thereof. We claim the use of the horizontal movable frame rods or sticks, c c c cf the toothed bars, m m m m, and the resta, d d d d, or thtir equivalents, for the purposes set forth and pacified. PREPABING MASH FOR DISTILLATION—George Seitz, of Easton, Pa. : I claim steeping or infusing the maize and rye or other grain or malt separately, so that each may be subjected to the degree of temperature necessary for the proper separation or dissolution of their parts, and then uniting or mixing the two infusions, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. [Two mash tubs are provided, the one raised above the other, and each ia furnished with rotary mixers, so that when they are both thoroughly digested, they can be mixed in the bottom tub.] HYDRANTS—W. Race and S. R. C. Mathews, of Seneca Falls, N. Y. : We do not claim, broadly, for we are aware that hydrants have been constructed, and their parts arranged in various ways, so that they could be removed for repairs without excavating, the parts being rendered capable of being withdrawn from the case. But we are not aware that an arrangement like ours has ever been used for effecting the purpose. Neither do we claim the casing of hydrants, when the caae and base or pipe, D, are in one piece, and permanently attached to the pipe from the "main," as that has been previously done. Neither do we claim, separately, the arrangement of the valves, B' G-. But we claftn, first, The annular valve, B", and the disk valve, (j, attached to the rod, C, in combination with the escape or leak-opening, j, and seat. F, the above parts being arranged to operate as and for the purpose set forth. Second, The combination of the case, A, induction pipe, D, provided with flanch, k, and the jacket, E, when arranged as shown and described, to effect the desired end, to wit, the ready removal, when necessary, of the case and working parts of the hydrant for repairs. [This hydrant contains certain improvements, by whose means the valve rod can be operated without removing the cap, the waste pipe or orifice is opened as the induction pipe is closed, and viee versa, and the parts are so arranged that the hydrant may be readily detached from its base, for cleaning or other purposes, without any excavation.] GALVANIC FATTERY—Ebenezer Sea ver, of Boston, Maas. : I claim the employment of two or more porous cups, the one within the other, in the manner and for the purpose substantially as set forth. RAKING AND BINDING DEVICES FOR HARVESTERS— Allen Sherwood, of Auburn, N. Y. : I claim bending the grain by means of the wire, Y, placed on a spool or Eulley, J, and carried partially around the grain Dy the ooks, g, of the arm, M, the hooked arm being used in connection with the stationary fork, n, and the rotating forks, m m', and cutter, 1, said parts being arranged to operate in relation to eaoh other, as ehown and described. [With this attachment, and the aid of an assistant, the grain can be gathered into sheaves and bound just at the same rate at which it is cut by the harvester.] NIPPLE GUARD OF FIRE-AEMS—David W. Smith, of Boston, Mass. : I do not claim applying a cover guard to the percussion nipple. Nor do I claim applying the coyer guard directly to the lock, so as to turn on a pin or fulorum projecting therefrom, and operating and throwing up the said guard by a lever separate fro m it, and actuated or moved by a cam on the lower part of the hammer or cock. But I claim applying the cover guard to the lock in manner, and operating it by means substantially as described, that is to say, by jointing the cover guard directly to the lever, e, and operating the said guard by means of the tongue, k, and the lever, in connection with the arm, d, or its equivalent, extending from the cock or hammer, substantially as described. WATT5R-WHEHL—Frederick Smith, of Buffalo, N. Y.: I do not claim, broadly, admitting air into the bucket caae to Be cure the full percussion, reaction, and free discharge of the water, irrespective of the peculiar manner in which the air is introduced, and the peculiar construction of wheel in connection with which this principle is employed. But I claim the peculiar construction, arrangement, and combination of the hollow perforated vertical shaft, C, radial and spiral buckets. A, B, and the scroll and cylinder case, D, E, whereby the two actions of the water, to wit : the full percussion and the full reaction are employed ia the same wheel, without one interfering with the other, and whereby also a continuous draft of air is admitted into the bucket case above the water, so as to fill the vacuum or space between the water and perforated shaft, and the force and gravity of the water in its reaction thereby greatly increased, and a free discharge secured, substantially as set forth. [By this improvement the water enters the scroll, and acts with ita full percussive force upon the radial buckets, then glides smoothly onto spiral buckets, and gives a full reaction force, aided by the pressure of air above, which is induced to enter the bucket oase through a hollow oentral shaft, by the suction of the buckets, and a vacuum existing between the water and the hollow shaft. The water having performed its full duty discharges through the bottom of the cylinder, without having had its course reversed after it gave the first stroke, which result, it is believed, has never been attained ao perfectly, owing to the fact that in all instances where the two actions are combined, the buckets are more contracted at the point of discharge than at the entrance, which defective construction tends to kill the percussion stroke by causing the water to strike into a solid body, and then to force itself through the contracted part of the buckets.] PLOWING MACHINES—William Stoddard, of Lowell, Mass. : I claim constructing the plows, X, with an adjustable depth gage, e and S, attached to the mold-board thereof, in the manner described, when such plows are connected (for operation) to an endless chain or band, in combination with the flexible arms, J, which carries the plows, X, and bands, W, essentially in the manner and for the purposes fully set forth and described. CANVAS SHEETS CONNECTED WITH LIFE-PRESERVING RAFTS—Lorenzo Taggart, of Philadelphia, Pa. : I do not claim the formation of rafts by the union of water casks, or other buoyant articles. Nor do I claim using casks partially filled with water, separately considered. But I claim the canvas sheet provided with tubes, a, and serving the double purpose of awning aad water receiver, and connected with the rait, substantially as set forth. WEATHER-STRIP FOR DooBS—Joseph Tinney, of Westfield, N. Y. : I am aware that weather-strips have been constructed with diagonal slots, taking pins in the door, in such a manner that an endwise motion given by shutting the door causes the strip to press against the sill or casing, but such I do not claim. Nor do I claim the employment of springs differently arranged, and otherwise combined, for giving a ielding or elastic pressure to weather-strips. But I claim the employment of curved slots in weather-strips, with upwardly curved or convex springs or bearings on the lower side thereof, substantially in tho manner and for the purposes specified. ARRANGEMENT OF PASSAGES AND VALVES FOR CUSHIONING THE PISTON OF STKAM ENGINES—Norman W. Wheeler, of New York City : I claim arranging the check valves in the steam passages for cushioning the piston and balancing the steam valves with steam taken from behind the piston, substantially as set forth. HARVESTERS—Samuel W. Tvler, of Greenwich, N. Y. : I claim the sliding luadpieet', a, to which the inner end of the finger bar is hinged, in combination with the lever , h and m, the movable standard, d, the pendulous lever, e, and driving wheel, A, when the said parts are arrangedf or joint operation in the man ner and for the purposes set forth. CORN HARVESTERS—L. C. Wilder, of Lexington, N. C. : I do not claim, separately, or in themselves considered, any of the described parts. But I claim the combination of the oblique reciprocating flanched cutters, V V, feed rollers, I, L, and tilting platform, H, arranged to operate substantially as and for the purpose set forth. [This harvester has a projection on each cutter, which tilts the stalk on to a tilting platform when cut, and when the driver wishes, he can, by means of a lever, tilt all the stalks off the platform.] SEED PLANTERS—J. D. Willoughby, of Pleasant Hall, Pa. : I claim first, The rubber spring, u, in combination with the chair, D, screw, T, and nuts, v v, to hold the joint, c, in any desired position with any desired firmness, for the purpose of making bar S, a flexible and adjustable brace for grain drill' tubes or shovels, which can be graduated to bear different degrees of resistance, and to hold the tube, G', at any desired angle, to regulate the depth of the tube in the soil, when the seed is being planted. Second, The combination of the rod, g, with the inclined standard, D, on the pole, for the purpose of cutting off the discharge of the seed, and elevating the seed tubes and cleaner, substantially as described. RAILROAD CAR BRAKES—George W. Windsor, of Allegheny, Pa. : I claim the use of a brake constructed as described, and operating at the will of the brakesman, by means of levers working in the threads of a screw cut on the axle of the car or locomotive wheels, to pinch the rails on which the wheels travel, and thus retard the progress of the cars. HYDRAULIC ENGINE—James S. Groynne, of New York City, (assignor to Samuel Nicolson, of Boston, Mass.) : I claim applying and arranging the roller passage, b b, the roller, D, and the cam pi?ton, 13, together, and in the case, A, in such manner that a liquid, when expelled from the pump, may pass out through the said roller passage, b b, as described. I do not claim the combination of an air vessel with a pump. But I claim the arrangement of the closed air vessel, G, on the case, A, and in respect to, and so as to operate in connection with, the opening, b b, and the roller, D, of the said case, or serve not only as an air vessel, but as a receiver and guide for the roller, substantially as set forth. REEFING TOP-SAILS—Donald McLean, of Boston, Mass., (assignor to himself, Samuel Green and Nathan Ames, of Sangus, Maes.) : I claim the arrangement, substantially as described, of the revolving jack-yard B, and the reef lines, C, whereby the sail is reefed by simply doubling over itself, instead of being rolled or tied up. WINDOW SHADE FIXTURES-Charles S. Schleier, of Brooklyn, N. Y., (assignor to John II. Bonn, of Wee-hawken, N. J.) : I claim* as an improved article of nuuiu facture, a window-shade fixture having the swivel pulley, A, Att-HchuriL to the screw rod, c, which is fitted in or passes through the nut, D, on the plate, . substantially as described, and for the purpose et forth. [This is described and illustrated in another column.] SECURING OF STRAPS UPON BOOT LEGS—L. J. Worden, (assignor to himself and Edwin L. Swartwout,) of Utica, N. Y. : I am aware that metal plates have been used for fastenings in various ways in the construction of harnesses, carpet bags, book clasps, and the like, by rivet pins cast upon the plate, or by riveting on the plate by the use ot separate rivets, and that boot straps and leather belting have been fastened by riveting the parts together by the use of separate rivets ; I do not, therefore, claim any such devices. But I claim the fastening of straps upon boot legs by the use of the toothed clasp, A, as I have described it, formed of a simple flat piece of sheet metal with the points or teeth by which it is fastened, punched or projected from the plate by the use of a punch, die, or other equivalent means, which, being angular in their shape, and pointed, are at once a substitute for the separate nail or rivet, and capable of being driven through the leather ana easily clenched on the opposite side. EE-ISSUE. MACHINE FOR NUMBERING THE PAGES OF ACCOUNT BOOKS—John McAdams, of Boston, Mass. Patented August 12, 1851 : I claim the mode of arranging and operating the numeral types for printing the pages of the whole book, substantially as described, to wit : arranging the types of the several numbers, from 1 to the highest numbrr required, in a serial order, in one or more continuous lines, one behind another, and bringing them up successively and separately to the point of impression, so that the type of each number is independent of all others, and used alone, and but once in the paging of the whole hook, and all others are out of the way ; and this I claim, whether said types are fixed in a chain or chains, or in any -other manner by whichiihe same system of operation is obtained. I also claim arranging the two type chains, or continuous lines of type, parallel with each other, at a proper distance a part, and with the type in proper serial order, and operating the same simultaneously, substantially as described, to print the numbers of two pages simultaneously on the two opposite corners of the same side of a sheet. I further claim the arrangement of two pairs of type chains, or continuous lines of type, substantially as described, to print the numbers of two pages on each side of a sheet while the sheet is passing once through the machine. [This machine will page sheets of paper in colored ink, and in the proper place when fed to it, giving each sheet its proper number, increasing one number for each sheet, exactly in the co rect order. These paging machines save a great amount of time, and are reliable and accurate.] ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS. COVERING FOR DRAWING ROLLS—Joseph M. Smith, of Manchester, N. H. Patent dated July 7,1857 : I claim the employment of gutta percha in combination with black lead as a material for draft rells, as set forth. MILL-STONE DRESS FOR HULLING RrcE—Charles R. Barnes, of New York City. Patent dated February 20, 1855 : I claim the bed-stone, with radial and curved furrows, as specified, when combined with a runner-stone having the curved furrows, substantially the same as in the before-mentioned Letters Patent. Literary Notices THE BIBLIOTHECA SACRA—The number of this able theological review for this quarter, published at Ando-ver, Mass., by W. F. Draper, contains an essay on Dr. Arnold's theological opinions, and eight other essays or reviews on various interesting subjects, all characterized by the usual profundity and ability which distinguishes this periodical. THE ECLECTIC MAGAZINE for February has been received, and it contains, as usual, the cream of the foreign journals. We have also received the " Knickerbocker Magazine," each new number of which keeps up its old reputation. THE PHOTOGRAPH AND AMBROTYPE MANUAL—By N. G. Burgess; Wiley & Halste d, publishers, New York. The'Jurth edition of this valuable little work has just appeared, and we can recommend it to all who do, or who would, preserve the scenes and faces which they admire, by the aid of the photographic art.