E. Foreland, of Maryland, has been promoted to Assistant Examiner in the Patent Office, in place of Dr, Everett, promoted to Examiner, vice F. C. Smith, resigned. Mr. Smith was an able Examiner, and we are glad to learn that the vacancy occasioned by his resignation has been filled by Dr Everett's promotion. Dr. E. has been some years in the office, and deserves the position he now occupies. Judge Mason is conducting the affairs of his office with creditable zeal and energy, and we hope he will reform past and present abuses with prudence and discretion. Hasty conclusions are injurious and not easily mended, especially where important iilitjrests are at issue. xn.e complicated and j illiberal management of this department during past years, has been the just cause of ceaseless complaint.”