It is stated that all the sword blades made for the English army are the work of four men, three of whom are brothers. There is a secret in the mode of manufacture, known only by these four, and which they jealously guard. They select their own assistants and have the right to discharge them at pleasure, when they do not like them. One of the brothers, at Enfield, makes eighteen blades per day, and his average weekly earnings are about $50.—Exchange. We very much doubt this statement, and we insert the paragraph hoping for some further information on the subject. Wo knew that there is a large sword manufactory at Enfield, but we were not aware that a monopoly existed. A CDRIOOS lawsuit is going on just now in Berlin. A rich banker of that city, who is ill of the small pox, has had two actions brought against him, one by his barber, and the other by his upholsterer, who claim damages because he communicated the malady to them. They demand compensation for the doctor's expenses, and the time they have lost. According to the Prussian law, the banker was bound to hang up outside his door a notice with the words, "There is a person here ill of the small pox." Dr. Emmons, State Geologist of North Carolina, publishes a long report, going to prove that the valley of the Deep river, in North Carolina, is a suitable site for a national foundry, being rich in coal and mineral.
This article was originally published with the title "Sword Blades"