Jacob D. Clate, of Schenectady, N. Y, has taken measures to secure a patent-fox an im-ptovemejiii in oil boxes for locomotives, which consists in providing the journal box with an oil chamber on aeh side of the jouftial, which are supplied with oil from the oil cups on the outside of the journal box. They have passages through them, of the entire length of the journal, to supply the oil constantly to ? the whole of its surface, and there is a communication with another box oil chamber on the inside end of the journal, to supply the inner end with oil, also to. prevent the escape of the oil over the side from the journal box.