The French chemists have discovered a new alloy which will answer well as a substitute for pure silver. It is composed of silver, nickel and copper; these metals may be combined in any suitable proportionsas silver twenty parts, nickel from twenty-five to thirty-one parts, and the rest up to one hundred parts in copper. By these proportions an alloy is formed that contains twenty per cent silver, and equaling the third degree of fine silver. The copper employed must be pure, and the nickel should be entirely free from cobalt.